Knight Road: Knight's Journey (part 3)

By R. J. Miller and Dora Furlong


Date: Monday, May 20, 2002 11:29 PM


Her ship is a small one, mostly meant for one or two people.  
It wasnít falling apart, but wasnít top of the line either.  
Lyzoun didnít really make apologies for it and moved to settle 
Kaliandra in.

"I don't know about you but I am always hungry after a fight,Ē 
she said as she began to prepare food for evening meal.

Kali smiled. "Sounds good."

She watched the woman a moment and then asked, "What do you 
want me to do?"
Lyz asked, tossing her a fruit to peel.  "So what brings you 
to Forven?"

Kali slipped a vibroshiv out a small, concealed sheath in the 
top of her boot and proceeded to peel it.  "Business," she said.  "They're selling and I'm buying."

Lyz chuckled as she finished chopping up another fruit. "Well 
its not exactly the safest of places right now you might want to reconsider where you..." She glanced over at Kali, "Buy whatever it is you are interested in."

"There have been some interesting rumors coming out of that 
sector.  Interesting rumors of interesting things." She 
smiled knowingly at the woman. "I like interesting things and 
as you saw before, I can take care of myself."

Lyz nodded, "Yes you can."

She handed back the peeled fruit. "Have you heard anything 
about that sector?"

"Not a lot." Lyzoun replied accepting the fruit. "Some fighting 
here and there."

"About what exactly?"

"Donít know why." She handed Kali a bowl and began to serve 
the mixture of fruit. 

Kali thanked her and then picked at the fruit. "What's your 
interest in going there?"

"Work. If there's fighting someone'll be hiring."

"So you're a mercenary."

Lyz nodded, "Yes."


They ate in silence for a while and then Kali nodded to the 
emblem on her jacket. "Old unit?"
Lyz looked down at her shoulder, "Yes."

Kali carefully memorized the insignia and filed it away for 
later use and then let it drop.  She recognized it as belonging 
to the Ring Star Legion.


"What about you? You working for someone?"

Kali nodded, sticking to her cover story. "I have an employer. 
She's very interested in a new weapon we've heard the Forven 
have."

"New weapon? What kind?"

Kali picked up concern from Lyx.  "You know your typical super 
secret, super powerful, super load of bantha poodoo," she said 
with a smile. "My employer doesn't thing it really exists, but 
she's sending me to find how much of a colossal waste of time 
this is."

Lyz nodded, "Doesn't hurt."

Kali chuckled. "Especially if you wave enough credits chits around."

"That always works"

"It's not mine which makes it even nicer."

"Always a plus...as long as you are careful with your employers 
money."

"She's generous as long as I deliver.  I have never not delivered."

Lyzoun raised her glass, "Then hereís to generous employers." 

Kali raised her glass in salute and then sipped it.

Lyz smiled and sipped at her drink as well, "So then as my most 
current employer for the journey, where would you like me to set 
you down on this planet?"

"Outside the capital city of Luxion," she said. "I'd like to 
get the lay of the land before just showing up."

Lyzoun nodded, "Very well then...you should get some rest before 
we land."

Kali nodded and moved back to the worn, but comfortable 
acceleration couches.  "Wake me when we're there," she said, 
setting down and making herself comfortable.  She had no 
intention of sleeping, but she had make things look good.

Lyzoun nodded, "Will do." She moved up front to check on her 
navcomp.

Kali settled back, reaching out to the Force and drawing close.  
She slipped into a light meditative trance.  To her companion she 
would look soundly asleep, but she was very much awake and aware 
of everything that was going on around her.



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