Star Wars: Edge of the Empire

Episode I: This is why Santos isn't allowed to talk to anyone

Zet's journal

We’re so lucky things didn’t go worse than they did on Tatooine.

Honestly, it’s not even that scary, dealing with the Hutts, so when they dragged Santos and I all the way out to that backwater planet I wasn’t that worried about it, but I guess Teemo has nooo sense of humour. That’s how the two of us found ourselves ducking into a cantina with two random humans I’ve never laid eyes on in my life, one of whom immediately made herself useful by locking herself in a closet…

Which is in turn how Ingrid ended up our official hyperspace whatsicallit carrier as we headed out to steal ourselves a ride off the planet. We can deal with the Hutts later, if they don’t deal with us first. After this Callia woman cut up a bunch of Gamorreans, the bartender at the cantina told us where to find a ship, and where to find the part the ship needed; it was quick work to swindle the old guy at the junk shop into giving us the part but a little harder to convince the woman at the spaceport control to open the docking clamps.

Callia got some kind of weird message from an admiral which makes me really nervous about travelling around with her — like we need two big targets painted on our heads. But we don’t know each other well enough that I can convince her to tell me what it was all about, even now that we’re safe. So I don’t know if that had anything to do with the squad of Stormtroopers we ran into right outside, but my brilliant stun grenade plan took care of them before they could lay a hand or blast a hole in any of us.

What I’m trying to say is, all things considered, it was going real smoothly. We (I!!!) talked our way onto the slaver‘s ship, Callia was installing the part, we were watching for our moment, and then suddenly the guy got nervous and asked us what we were really doing there. Santos had been soooo well-behaved all day, but I swear he just blurted out, "We’re here to kill you and take your ship." He’s lucky that blaster shot didn’t kill him because we don’t have a single other pilot which is the same reason I didn’t smother him in his sleep I would never do that and he did manage to get us into the air and away from the Imperial ships that tried to chase us. And no one’s going to miss a slaver.

We found three people in bacta tanks and we were maybe a little hasty letting them out, but I felt awful seeing them there. Ingrid accidentally killed the girl in one of them. But we saved the Bothan and the Togruta, and we’re going to drop them off on Bespin as they requested. So that’s something good that came out of all this.