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STAR WARS: GALACTIC TALES – BETWEEN THE EMPIRE AND THE REBELLION 1.16

trey_avVullif sat on the bed, his head against the metal bulkhead, for some time after Bralor left his quarters. His eyes were closed and his breathing slow and regular, but the occasional twitch at the corner of his mouth or lift of an eyebrow belied something going on in his mind.

Eventually, his eyes opened and he moved to his desk, pushing the half-empty bottle aside. Picking up his personal datapad, he checked some news items, then checked through some other encrypted information he had on the device. Satisfied, he stood and pushed the metal chair under the desk, carrying the datapad with him as he pressed the intercom button next to his door.

“Hey, Arden. How long ’til we get to Durga’s interrogation?”

A voice tinged with static came back. “A couple hours. Why?”

With a smile, Trey clicked ...

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STAR WARS: GALACTIC TALES – BETWEEN THE EMPIRE AND THE REBELLION 1.14

bralor_avTrey stomped through the corridor, heading toward the cockpit. Arden had the ship on course for its meeting with Durga, a destination he was not looking forward to. He slid the door open and walked into the room, flopping down in the navigator chair as the door closed behind him.

“There’s no way we’re going to make this payment,” he mused.

“Gee,” Arden said sarcastically as she set the auto pilot and spun around, her arms folded, “I think someone was saying that starting about three months ago.”

“Well, we still owe sixty thousand on this thing… And we’ve only got half of this payment.” He leaned back and rubbed his temples. “We are so screwed.”

“We-ell I do believe that I told you so…”

Trey shot her an evil glare. “So you’ve said.” He looked out at the stars...

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STAR WARS: GALACTIC TALES – BETWEEN THE EMPIRE AND THE REBELLION 1.13

kyra_avKyra had ducked into a storage locker to allow Trey and the Diva Aidenne pass. When all seemed to be clear she stepped out again. The door to the small parlor slid open. She stood in the doorway waiting for any sign that the room’s occupant was going to acknowledge her presence. After a few moments of dead air, she shrugged, grabbed a cup, took the seat opposite him and poured a finger of the amber liquid.

“Quite the crew you have here.” She took a swallow and had to exert every ounce of control not to spray the liquid across the table. It felt like she’d taken an blaster bolt to the throat that trailed all the way down to her stomach where it ricocheted around setting her gut ablaze. Her eyes started to water, “Smooth,” she said with a slight wheeze.

The man’s face creased in a smirk...

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STAR WARS: GALACTIC TALES – BETWEEN THE EMPIRE AND THE REBELLION 1.12

trey_av“So let me get this straight,” Trey said as he leaned against the bulkhead massaging his temples.”You guys got stuck with bad intel, too?”

Bralor nodded. “Yeah. The safe was bone dry.”

“Great. And all I got was her.”

“You know Arden’s right,” Bralor slid down into table “two empty hands tonight puts us a might short on a payment that’s already almost late.”

“So it was a bad night?” Diva Aidenne didn’t pause as she stepped into the room, her tall, blue-skinned bag carrier right behind her. “Here I was hoping we’d all have victory stories to share.”

“Aidenne,” Bralor smiled looking up on the diva, “please tell me a man died tonight.”

“Welcome back, Diva.” Vullif had a frown on his face. “Who’s your new sidekick?”

Aidenne ignored Trey’s question for the moment. “Yes, a man died...

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STAR WARS: GALACTIC TALES – BETWEEN THE EMPIRE AND THE REBELLION 1.10

arden_avKyra followed Trey up the boarding ramp and into the saucer-like section that marked so many of the YT-model light freighters. She noticed at once that about half of what would usually be the cargo areas had been converted into passenger compartments. If Trey was a smuggler, the outside – or inside – appearance of the Free Flying Soul spoke to the contrary.

Trey jerked his thumb toward a small room on the right. “That’s your bunk.” He turned and looked at the girl following him. “If you want… I can look after that art thing.”

“Not likely,” she said flatly. Kyra stepped into her bunk without another word. As the door slid shut behind her, she briefly considered engaging the lock, but figured that there would be some sort of override so she didn’t bother...

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Star Wars: Galactic Tales – Between The Empire and the Rebellion 1.7

bralor_avEvening had settled into the city by the time Ures’vn Bralor and Arden Ramis found themselves outside the complex that held Taphan Yeh’s private apartment. Of course the name on the registry was Phatan Rogg, but a little digging had tied it right up to their man. “The rich ones always think they’re so clever.” Bralor said, looking across the street to the building.

Behind a pair of binoculars, Ramis was trained several floors up the building. “Looks dark.”

“You sure you’re looking at the right window?”

“Yeah.” Lowering the viewer she poked him in the shoulder with it. “But if you like, you can see for yourself.”

“I’ll take your word for it.”

Arden smiled at Bralor, “So solider boy, what’s the plan?”

Bralor gave Arden a reproachful look, “It’s a small wonder the Hutt’s unloaded you onto thi...

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Star Wars: Galactic Tales – Between The Empire and the Rebellion 1.5

arden_av“Acquire property,” the diminutive pilot of the Free Flying Soul took a swallow from her glass. “Most of the time the property that he gets isn’t even enough to pay the note on the Soul.”

The man across the table from her sat leaning against the corner. A gloved finger tapped against his lip of his glass. The cantina was all a chatter with the clicks and snaps of the Vratix that dominated the area, save for a few human spacers no doubt transporting Bacta shipments. From where he sat, behind that bottle of Corellian spiced ale, there was nothing wrong with a nip before flying out. “Afraid you’ll be out of a cushy job, Arden?” He picked up the glass and drained its purple contents.

“You think it’s cushy having to watch out for him all the time? There are days I want to just toss him out ...

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