NRPG: New stuff in Salarian green, slight consistency change due to events at the bar
TAGS: Jax, Thalassa, Athir, Anyone!
“I’ll keep that in mind… anyone else has a good story? What about you, Jax, ever ran into Cerberus?” she tried her best smile, to make it seem a friendly question, but she was still trying to get information from the Drell.
Jax choked for a second on the sip of his drink he was on and coughed. He was so focused on listening, enjoying the stores of his new acquaintances that he wasn’t expecting to have to say something.
“Oh, um…” He cleared his throat. “Yeah, actually. My mom used to be an asari commando, and she ended up on Cerberus’ shit list years ago, and it caught up to her one night. Her, my dad and I were out on Freedom’s Progress for a follow-up job, when Cerberus personnel spotted and recognized my mom. We took shelter in a warehouse, and had a shooting stand-off for almost 2 hours. We got out of there after I built some make-shift Lift Grenades out of glass, a watch, and little of my mom’s biotic infusion. The Alliance came shortly after that to break it up and escort my family off-world.”
“Your mom? Asari? Wow, that’s what I call interspecies adoption,” Zira barely suppressed a chuckle. “You almost sound like a quarian; met one of them once on Digeris, had been on his pilgrimage and I’m sure he could’ve build a cruiser out of a few trash cans if you’d ask him to.”
“Impressive. With the famous drell memory you’d be a damn asset for the migrant fleet. For your sake let’s just hope Cerberus never wants what’s in your head. So, everyone of you now on the Alliance’s payroll?” the turian asked and looked around.
The Asari smiled at the comment, since she had been wondering the same thing. “Unless my government got to an accord and decided not to tell me anything, I’m still on Thessia’s payroll. However my job now coincides closely with Stark’s interests.”
“What about our Salarian with the damaged hindquarters?” Zira asked amused and looked at Jadanth, who just appeared with Stark.
The Asari turned around to look at the Salarian she had met earlier. “Damaged hindquarters? That’s a story I want to hear.” She though having Jadanth tell it would be interesting. But apparently he had other ideas, and stayed back with a Drell. But the Turian couldn’t resist explaining it anyway.
“Got a shot in the ass from Jeice. Damn, I respect him for going through that day just with medi-gel. Tough bastards, those Salarians,” the turian chuckled.
”Oh, come on!”, Jeice said with exasperation. “It was supposed to be a warning shot! Besides, he was cloaked… I was damned lucky I could see him at all. Shooting at a shimmer is tough, even for me. I’m sure he’s over it by now, those Salarians don’t have enough time to hold a grudge, right?”
“I don’t know”, answered Thalassa. “Why don’t you ask…?” She started the question, turning around towards the Salarian. And then she saw someone being carried away from the bar. It was just a flash, but she was trained in observation and was pretty sure it had been Stark. “Wasn’t that…? Wait a second.”
Thalassa walked up to Jadanth. “Wasn’t Stark with you?” She pointed at the door where she would say the captain was taken through. “What happened to him?”
“Excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages.” Jadanth turned his head to look at the Asari, he seemed to think for a moment and then turned to look where she had pointed. “Went to relieve biological functions.” He neglected to mention about the tracker, you never really knew.
“I don’t think he was feeling very well” Athir repeated to the Asari newcomer. She seemed very agitated about where the Stark had gone. “I saw one of his crew helping him out. I assume he brought him back to the Captains quarters to rest.”
“That table works for Stark, too!”, Thalassa said, just before quickly beginning to walk fast towards the door, not listening to possible answers.
The table? Was that some sort of code phrase? Intrigued Athir followed the fast moving Asari. It wasn’t the traditional way of getting to know people, but she was finding out some interesting things about the others in this new team like this.
Jadanth paused for a second as the other two left, he brought up a few icons on his Omni-tool and then headed after the pair of them, weaving around the tables at a fast pace to keep up with them both.
Once past the door, Thalassa started running. It has little more than pure instinct to find the right way. She was starting to fear she had lost them, until she finally found a way out. There was a small open place, where a vehicle could park. Actually, the tracks showed some kind of vehicle left not long ago. There was someone lying there. She ran towards the body, fearing it to be Stark. It was the man who had carried the captain outside. He was dead.
Thalassa’s eyes followed the tracks, but her ears caught something else. Feet running towards her. Weapons armed. Shields turned online. And a commanding voice. “Hands where I can see them, ASARI!”.
Athir tried to keep up with the Asari, but she was fast, faster than the Drell. She soon lost sight of her, but could still hear her running so she continued in the direction of the footsteps. Athir skidded around the corner at the exact moment that, as the humans were fond of saying, the shit hit the fan. She never quite understood that one. To start with wouldn’t that be rather messy? The drell ducked into a convenient shadow to watch what would unfold.
Jadanth didn’t run, although he certainly was walking fairly quickly. He reached the corridor as Athir turned a corner almost out of sight. He paused for a second and then headed after her, pulling up his omni-tool to check a few things.
“Tracker gone. Blocked, out of range. Situation…”
A red icon flared on his omni-display
“Class two alert. Believe situation merits sudden promotion. Captain sounds appropriate.” he muttered to himself as he kept walking towards where the other two had vanished, as he approached the corner a squad of four human troopers ran past towards where he was heading, rifles ready and shields up. Jadanth paused at the corner to look around to assess the situation.
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