Jaith had walked Carbine back to her garage. SheÃ¢Â€Â™d been coming back to her senses as she walked but she still felt the effects lingering. Ã¢Â€ÂœIÃ¢Â€Â™m sorry I yelled at you,Ã¢Â€Â she said to Jaith.
Jaith shrugged, Ã¢Â€ÂœYou were under the influence of Falleen pheromones. TheyÃ¢Â€Â™re hard things to resist.Ã¢Â€Â
Carbine raised an eyebrow and wondered if Jaith was talking from experience. Ã¢Â€ÂœThanks for getting me out of there,Ã¢Â€Â she said but she wasnÃ¢Â€Â™t quite sure if she meant it. She felt very confused about Vince. One minute she wanted to be near him, the next she wanted to run away. SheÃ¢Â€Â™d see how she felt after the pheromones wore off.
Jaith stood at the doorway of her shop, Ã¢Â€ÂœIÃ¢Â€Â™d stay and chat but weÃ¢Â€Â™ve got a rogue Dark Trooper loose, if you see him coming go down to the basement and hide.Ã¢Â€Â
Carbine waved a hand carelessly in the air, Ã¢Â€ÂœIÃ¢Â€Â™ll be fine.Ã¢Â€Â
Jaith grabbed her by the shoulders, Ã¢Â€ÂœI mean it sister. You run because he will rip you limb from limb.Ã¢Â€Â
Carbine nodded understanding the seriousness, Ã¢Â€ÂœOk, I will. Just make sure you cover your own backside. I want to be an aunt one day.Ã¢Â€Â
Jaith smiled, Ã¢Â€ÂœOh it might happen.Ã¢Â€Â
Carbine returned his smile, Ã¢Â€ÂœDonÃ¢Â€Â™t tell me youÃ¢Â€Â™ve met someone.Ã¢Â€Â
Jaith cocked his head to the side, Ã¢Â€ÂœMaybe.Ã¢Â€Â
Carbine laughed, Ã¢Â€ÂœWell what do you know, some girl got through all that plating straight to your heart.Ã¢Â€Â
Jaith shook his head at her teasing and walked off, he paused and looked at her seriously, Ã¢Â€ÂœRemember what I said, run and hide if you see that Dark Trooper.Ã¢Â€Â
Carbine saluted Jaith half mockingly, Ã¢Â€ÂœYes sir.Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂœI mean it,Ã¢Â€Â Jaith told.
Ã¢Â€ÂœSo do I,Ã¢Â€Â Carbine replied as she walked back into her shop. Her mouth fell agape as she realised one of the Areeba Twelves was missing, Ã¢Â€ÂœSon of a...Ã¢Â€Â She turned to look at Arista who sat at the counted twirling a loop of pink bubblegum around her finger. Ã¢Â€ÂœWhereÃ¢Â€Â™s the other Areeba Twelve?Ã¢Â€Â
Arista shrugged, Ã¢Â€ÂœHow should I know. I was at lunch, I figured youÃ¢Â€Â™d sold it.Ã¢Â€Â
Carbine ground her teeth as she glared at the stupid blonde bimbo. Ã¢Â€ÂœDidnÃ¢Â€Â™t you check the logs?Ã¢Â€Â
Arista curled her lip, Ã¢Â€ÂœTheyÃ¢Â€Â™re boring, besides this spunky guy came in and I was flirting with him like heaps. I thought I was going to sell that old Neesh Three but he just wanted my digits.Ã¢Â€Â
Carbine let out a frustrated sigh, Ã¢Â€ÂœWhy did I hire you?Ã¢Â€Â
Arista smiled and puffed out her ample chest, Ã¢Â€ÂœBecause the lonely Imperial guys flock to this bodacious bod of mine and you make heaps of credits.Ã¢Â€Â
Carbine rolled her eyes out of AristaÃ¢Â€Â™s view, Ã¢Â€ÂœYeah what can I say IÃ¢Â€Â™m shallow when it comes to credits.Ã¢Â€Â
Arista giggled, Ã¢Â€ÂœYeah well money makes the world go round. Hey speaking of spunky Imps, thereÃ¢Â€Â™s one down the block with a new Areeba Twelve pointing a gun at a Rebel.Ã¢Â€Â
Carbine stuck her head around the corner to look out the window, Ã¢Â€ÂœVince,Ã¢Â€Â she muttered. Ã¢Â€ÂœSo heÃ¢Â€Â™s already found another girl.Ã¢Â€Â
Arista grinned, Ã¢Â€ÂœDonÃ¢Â€Â™t tell me you actually went on a date?Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂœI donÃ¢Â€Â™t know if youÃ¢Â€Â™d call it a date. I was going to take him out for a drink when he bought that speeder. He took me to the Flamingo Bar.Ã¢Â€Â Carbine told then ground her teeth again when Arista laughed.
Ã¢Â€ÂœOh heÃ¢Â€Â™s hot for you then. That Flamingo Bar is only for couples who want to get it on.Ã¢Â€Â Arista said with emphasis on the last threw words as she rubbed her scarf down her shoulders and across her back tauntingly.
Ã¢Â€ÂœYou could have warned me about that place,Ã¢Â€Â Carbine hissed.
Arista placed a delicately manicured hand to her chest, Ã¢Â€ÂœMe? I never figured youÃ¢Â€Â™d go to a bar with a guy. Guess I was wrong.Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂœHe took me there,Ã¢Â€Â Carbine said punching out each word.
Arista grinned smugly, Ã¢Â€ÂœIÃ¢Â€Â™ll bet he did. Was he any good?Ã¢Â€Â Carbine slapped Arista on the arm, Ã¢Â€ÂœIÃ¢Â€Â™ll take that as a no.Ã¢Â€Â
Carbine crossed her arms, Ã¢Â€ÂœWe didnÃ¢Â€Â™t get that far.Ã¢Â€Â
Arista leaned forward in amazement, Ã¢Â€ÂœReally? That has to be a first for the Flamingo, I hope you got your money back.Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂœOh just shut up,Ã¢Â€Â Carbine growled then looked out the window to see what was going on between Vince and the Rebel.
If it bleeds, we can kill it.