Re: Great Mandalorian Rebellion RP
Ralin smiled. The Karrek job... he remembered. One of the shadier ops the former partners had ventured on, but by far the most memorable.
"Your cousin would use that misadventure to verify your identity." Ralin released his grip on the butt of his blaster and waved for another drink. "How is he?"
"Eager to pass me off to Concord Dawn and my new trainer so that he can get back to the hunt; he's probably half way to his next bounty already."
"I shouldn't doubt it" Ralin stated wistfully as he rocked back the glass and let the harsh liquor slide down in a single gulp.
Valok narrowed his gaze slightly; his brown eyes taking the measure of the man sitting before him. "What did happen on the Kerrak mission?"
Ralin grinned slightly, a chip in his tooth visible for an instant. "It was a bank heist. Corporation contracted us to copy certain information from a rival business; vital to a trade or some such civilian throat cutting. Of course the terminal easiest for us to access was on Kerrak: Outer Rim world with minimum risk of Imperial entanglements. Only issue was that the data terminal we had to access was in a company owned bank... company owned city honestly; mining interests. Long story short, our plan of a quick in and out op without a shot being fired disintegrated into a full blown firefight, the two of us trading shots with every security force officer the company had. We walked six city blocks moving from speeder to speeder for cover until we wee able to exfil. We saved each others lives more than once that day."
"Wow, I never knew. Solus has told me of many of his missions, but he'd never even mentioned you until this past week. You worked together for over a year; why'd you split?"
Ralin stiffened slightly, he clenched his jaw for a moment. "He didn't tell you?"
Valok gave a quick jerk of his head. "No."
"Can't say I'm surprised" Ralin said with a snort. He stood from his booth and in a single quick motion pulled his helmet on over his head. "He has his reasons; no doubt he'll tell you in his own time. Let's go farm boy."
Ralin strode out ahead as Valok collected his gear and chased after. Stepping outside they were greeted by a solid sheet of rain. He started down a narrow street and aimed himself toward the star port.
Valok trotted up beside him. "If you're gonna be training me I'd like to know more about you... and why it is my cousin won't work with you anymore."
"I'm not training you" Ralin snapped without turning. "I'm simply giving you transport to Concord Dawn and will tell you about some of my contacts."
"If that's all he asked you than why didn't he take me himself?" Valok fought his hair back out of his face as he was drenched."
"Because like any good trainer he realizes he has limitations and a biased scope of experience. He has placed you in the hands of others who will give you a greater spectrum of skills and experience."
Ralin stopped abruptly. The narrow ally they had been following was closed in and partially protected from the deluge above by the overhanging second and third stories of the stone structures that surrounded them. Helmet mounted scanners swept the even tighter alleyways that branched off to their left and right, and the ways ahead and behind.
Valok was quick to take notice. "What is it?"
In a single quick motion Ralin turned on his heel and started down the narrow passage to his left.
"This isn't the way to the spaceport..."
"We're being followed."