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  1. Sikris Tettra

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    Sikris Tettra looked around uncomfortably as he climbed the steps of the imposing-looking office building, reaching up to adjust the collar of the suit he wore with a barely suppressed scowl. His new boss had managed to impress upon the young Ranat the importance of a professional appearance in the situation he was headed into, but that didn't mean he had to like it.

    Sikris turned to the being his employer had sent with him, giving a sigh.

    "I just feel like I'm not cut out for this sort of thing, y'know? Bad enough that you can't cut loose on the roads around here..."

    The world of corporate respectability was decidedly new to Sikris' experience, as were a great many other things he had encountered since leaving Hemelder Aurek. Having grown up in the underbelly of the starport world, he had been rescued from a bad situation by Tasha Blackwell, who had encountered him at perhaps his most pathetic moment and nevertheless hired him as muscle for her fledgling corporation. Apparently, the young Ranat had impressed her somehow, as she had given him what seemed a very important mission.

    Sikris and the other Blackwell employee walked through an automatic door into a richly appointed reception area. Steeling himself, the Ranat walked toward a reception desk in the center of the room, behind which sat a pretty Twi'lek female who looked up at him as he approached.

    "May I help you, sirs?"

    Sikris was somewhat impressed. Normally, members of other species turned up their noses at Ranats, but the receptionist was either species-blind or exceptionally professional. The young swoop rider smiled and nodded the way he had practiced.

    "We have an appointment with the CEO of Starburn Combat Systems."

    The Twi'lek turned to a terminal on her desk, tapping a few buttons before nodding. She beamed at Sikris, nodding toward a bank of turbolifts, one of which opened.

    "I shall let them know you've arrived, sir. The Starburn offices are located on the top 3 levels. The turbolift will take you to their reception area."

    Sikris gave a polite nod and a "thank you" before moving toward the open turbolift. Getting inside, he waited for the other being who had come with him.

    "Well, here we go..."

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    Gil wasn't supposed to attend this meeting, but someone dropped out at the last minute and he had a fair bit of business experience so he attended as well. Sure, the business wasn't always on the up and up from a legal point of view, but when was it ever?

    He wore a suit, it was something he had grown quite used to though he would always prefer street clothes to this. He met his new associate outside. "Name's Gil. I'll be tagging along today if that's alright," he said as the climbed the stairs. "You'll do fine." he said, slapping the kid on the back. Some people didn't like Ranats for whatever reason. Gil had spent his last years on Nar Shaddaa. He had seen just about everything and never underestimated anyone..well for the most part.

    He didn't know if Ranat's statement was true or not, he had seen some people who were pretty bad at this sort of thing, but if he had been sent he must have had some type of experience. "And who said you can't cut loose on the roads around here..." he said turning and raising an eyebrow.

    Gil hadn't paid attention to a speed limit sign in his life, well unless he was carrying something he didn't want the police to fine.

    They walked inside and he let Sikris talk. They were ushered to a lift and stepped inside. The doors closed slowly. He noticed his partner was still a little nervous. Gil pulled out a flask from his jacket. "A little liquid courage to kick things off?" he asked offering the flask to him.
     
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    Sikris couldn't help but Flinch slightly when Gil slapped him on the back, looking over at the pointy-eared near-human that Blackwell had sent with him. He rolled his shoulders a little before giving a shrug.

    "Says the three or four speed traps we passed on the way here. You get to notice these things in my line of work."

    When they boarded the turbolift and Gillian offered Sikris a swig of whatever was in his flask, the Ranat waved it off.

    "I'd rather face this guy sober... at least at first." He brightened slightly. "After all, I hear these CEO types tend to keep bars in their offices. If things go well, we might get offered some of the good stuff."

    The turbolift whisked to a stop, opening on a vast cubicle farm. An attractive-looking Pantoran female in a secretarial uniform was standing there when the doors opened, and she smiled at the pair, gesturing with her hand to a pair of double doors at the other end of the room.

    "Welcome, gentlemen. Just this way."

    Sikris, conscious of the Ranat stereotype, gave as polite a nod as he could before following the secretary through an avenue between the cubicles. After a few moments, they arrived at the double doors, which looked much more imposing up close. The secretary pressed a button on an intercom.

    "The Blackwell representatives to see you, sir."

    Rather than a reply, there was a buzz, and the huge doors creaked open. Sikris looked over at Gillian, raising his eyebrows, before turning to thank the secretary and walking into the office...

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    He quietly scoffed at the comment of speed traps. "If you are going slow enough that they think they can catch up, you are doing something wrong." he said as the elevator continued to climb. His new friend waved off the alcohol, although it was pretty apparent it would benefit him. Gil shrugged and took another drink for himself.

    "Let's hope so." he said at the mention of further drinking. Gil did his best work when he was a bit tipsy. The doors opened and they stepped into another foyer. They approached a desk with the attractive secretary, GIl returning the smile she gave. The two followed her, Gil not above appreciating the view before they arrived at their destination.

    The doors opened as they were announced and the secretary motioned them inside. Gil winked at the woman and straightened his jacket before entering. The office was lavish, a glass door led to a balcony overlooking the city below to one side of the room. "Mr. Tores, Thank you for agreeing to meet with us. My name is Gillian. he said reaching a hand out to shake the CEO's. He would allow Sikris to introduce himself before the trio would sit down.

    Sikris had been preparing for this meeting long before Gillian had been asked to tag along as backup, so Gil would let him speak first.
     
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    Sikris shrank in on himself slightly, looking around at the cavernous office as he entered. The space was as large as anywhere Sikris had lived, larger in fact than most; the thick carpeting absorbed the sounds of his footfalls, and otherwise, the Ranat was certain they would have echoed.

    Behind an enormous desk at the far end of the office sat a man, a silver-haired human, who peered dubiously at the two beings making their way toward him. When they reached him at last, and Gillian reached out to shake hands, the man looked at the appendage as one might an unexpected dead animal for half a moment, before reaching out to shake with visible reluctance.

    Sikris, stifling a gulp, extended his own hand afterward. The CEO of Starburn Combat Systems regarded the Ranat's appendage with an even more dubious look, and an even longer pause, before shaking it as well. As he retracted it afterward, Sikris saw him wave his hand under a small dispenser on his desk, which deposited a blob of clear antiseptic gel into his palm. The human's hands then retracted under the desk, but Sikris noted the way his shoulders moved, as if rubbing them together.

    "And I'm Sikris. Thank you for agreeing to meet with us, sir."

    The human made a dismissive gesture, and pressed a button on his desk. Behind Sikris and Gillian, two panels in the floor opened, and up rose a pair of padded chairs.

    "Have a seat, gentlemen."

    Sikris, carefully, sat down in the chair that was plainly offered. The material was soft leather stuffed with something that made for a comfortable seat, and the Tintinna suppressed a sigh of pleasure as he settled. As he did, the CEO turned his attention fully to Gillian.

    "So I am given to understand you come to me with an offer from your employer." The human said, addressing his words plainly to the more familiar-looking of the two beings in his office. "I'm not one to beat around the bush, so, let's hear it."

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