*Sorry for the dely on this post. My own RPG, trouble confirming my next move, and lack of time in general have been a problem.*
"My partner and I accept your offer, and your authority. We wait for your lead now,"
Ralin nodded his head. She sounds young and inexperienced....................but confident in her abilities; and has proved she has skill. She and the Trando should be useful. Ã¢Â€ÂœVery well, then. Follow me.Ã¢Â€Â Flipping off the comm switch, Ralin turned the Blood Hawk toward MaÃ¢Â€Â™rykÃ¢Â€Â™s ship.
As they closed in or MaÃ¢Â€Â™ryk, Ralin could hear his vod over the comm again..............
Ã¢Â€ÂœPeacekeeper fleet; I repeat. Is there anything we can do to assist??Ã¢Â€Â
There you go asking them that again............ Ralin grimaced.
Bridge of the Peacekeeper Star Destroyer Avarice
Ã¢Â€ÂœCaptain!Ã¢Â€Â one of the communications officers yelled. Ã¢Â€ÂœOne of Lord SkywalkerÃ¢Â€Â™s agents is asking if they might be of assistance.Ã¢Â€Â
Captain Yonka thought for a moment. Yes................... they might be. Would make up for their interfering with the diplomatic situation I was working on, as well. Ã¢Â€ÂœOpen a channel to themÃ¢Â€Â he ordered.
Ã¢Â€ÂœThis is Captain Yonka of the Star Destroyer Avarice. Your offer of assistance has been received and accepted. Your service shall be compensat......Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂœJust one minuteÃ¢Â€Â came a voice over the comm.
Yonka hated to be interrupted.............. Ã¢Â€ÂœWHO is this??Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂThis is still MaÃ¢Â€Â™ryk Panak. Before you outline what YOU will give US, you should know that our service comes at OUR price..............not yours. We require 70,000 credits in lump sum, half now, half on completion of the contract.Ã¢Â€Â
Arrogant son-of-a............... Yonka was angery, but remembered that these were agents of Lord Skywalker. Still, he didnÃ¢Â€Â™t have to take this. Ã¢Â€ÂœVery well. We do NOT.............Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂœCaptain!Ã¢Â€Â a communications officer yelled again.
Ã¢Â€ÂœWHAT!?!Ã¢Â€Â Yonka snapped.
Ã¢Â€ÂœHigh Inquisitor Starjammer is hailing us on a long distance band.Ã¢Â€Â
Yonka muttered a curse under his breath. Ã¢Â€ÂœStandbyÃ¢Â€Â he said into the comm, which was still set for the agents. Ã¢Â€ÂœI will have instructions for you shortly.Ã¢Â€Â With a nod to his communications staff, the comm frequency was killed, and a holo image of Starjammer sitting at the controls of his vessel appeared. Ã¢Â€ÂœHow may I assist you, High Inquisitor?Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂI am about to make my final jump into the Kuat sector. What is the situation?Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂœEverything is under control. Our fighters have made short work of their outer patrols, and we are preparing to engage their fleet now.Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂExcellent. I will be there in a few hours. Tell me, are the Mandalorian agents still there?Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂœYes my Lord, but........Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂGood. Tell them to wait for my arrival. Lord Skywalker has authorized me to make use of their services before their first mission for him.Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂœBut my Lord, they are asking an OUTRAGEOUS fee! I was about to send them on their way.Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂCaptain, I have just reviewed the recorded images your forces intercepted from the Kuat security holos. These agents are not your typical blaster-for-hire. Pay them what they wish. I shall arrive soon. Starjammer out.Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂœVery well sirÃ¢Â€Â Yonka said to the blank holo projector. *sigh* Ã¢Â€ÂœBring them back upÃ¢Â€Â he said to the comm officer
Ã¢Â€ÂWhat did you think of my offer? asked MaÃ¢Â€Â™ryk over a secure comm channel. Even over the voice link, it was obvious that he was grinning from ear to ear.
Ã¢Â€ÂœYou had me worried for a minute, Vod. All that Ã¢Â€Â˜can we helpÃ¢Â€Â™ talk had me wondering if you were going into charity work. Good negotiation. Especially the Ã¢Â€Â˜half now, half on completionÃ¢Â€Â™ part. I do all my contracts in that method.Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂYeah, well, I figured since we have a contract in the bag with Skywalker, why not go for a killing here. My share of 70,000 would be a great bonus.Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂThis is Captain Yonka. Your terms have been accepted. Standby. There is someone who wishes to see to your mission personally; he will arrive soon. Details of your contract will be worked out then.
Acknowledged replied MaÃ¢Â€Â™ryk.
Ã¢Â€ÂœLets move in closer to the Star Destroyers while we wait. The KDY fleet is forming up. DonÃ¢Â€Â™t want to take them all on before getting paidÃ¢Â€Â Ralin said to his three partners with some humor.
Flying in tight formation, the four starships moved in closer to the Peacekeeper fleet.
"You set a code to live by. I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted...I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other men, and I require the same from them."