Ask Stealing and ... Partying?

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  1. Aellyn Kerrisoni

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    Aellyn stared out the window into the hub of activity that was the Alsakan capital’s horizon. The planet was an ecumenopolis and situated on the Perlemian Trade Route which had long ago allowed Alsakan to become a major power player in galactic politics. The wealth that this status brought, naturally arrived in due time, and Alsakan took its place as one of the Core World’s most important systems, along with Coruscant, Chandrila, Alderaan, and a number of others. The sun was setting lazily through the tall skyscrapers, as Aellyn felt a few more moments of warmth on her face, before a pale purple twilight engulfed the planet.

    Realizing that she was actually procrastinating from her task at hand, Aellyn walked away from the floor to ceiling window, and back over to a desk where a number of datapads were stacked haphazardly on top of each other. She took the one on top and began to run through the mission that had brought her to Alsakan. Entering her own personal Alliance data code, the screen lit up as a series of virtual pages appeared before her. Her mind tried to piece together a plan of potential action as she glossed over the pages once more. Aellyn had already been briefed on her task, but she knew there was no such thing as being too prepared, especially when it came to the particular undertaking that had been issued to her by Rebel command.

    Alsakan naturally had a strong Imperial presence for being a Core World, which meant lots of high-ranking Imperial Officials for the Alliance to try and take advantage of. On this particular evening, the Imperials had organized one of their standard receptions where local Governors and Moffs could rub shoulders with each other, and show off how impressive they were. It was the type of event that Aellyn, being from another Core World herself, was unfortunately quite used to. Truthfully, she actually enjoyed the dressing up and fancy clothes side of the event, it was just the company that made the gatherings so insufferable. As a result, Aellyn had perfected her ‘I’m very interested in what you’re telling me’ face, and used her natural charm and appealing looks to get by when she didn’t care at all that some Admiral had recently acquired a new ship.

    The Alliance had assigned her a partner to attend this Imperial gathering and steal a datachip with intelligence information that would be crucial to the Rebel effort. Unfortunately, the Alliance had only been able to ascertain that the data itself would be on the person of one Governor Silas, or located on one of the records floors in the building where the ‘party’ was taking place, the elaborate and impressive Imperial Headquarters of Alsakan. Aellyn knew the mission would not be easy, but had been put more at ease upon discovering that her partner for the evening would be Kae’Leigh Tameris, a Twi’lek, who she had worked with on a number of previous occasions, and happily considered to be her friend. They had done more than just ‘work with’ each other, but those experiences were rather more personal in nature.

    Aellyn had provided Kae’Leigh with her hotel room number, through a secure channel, where they would meet and prepare for the assigned mission. Unsurprisingly to anyone he knew her, Aellyn was already behind schedule in getting ready, having only just gotten out of the shower, putting on a short pink robe. She set the datapad back down, and approached a lighted mirror set table with a number of cosmetics open and began to apply her makeup that would best suit the golden colored dress that was currently hanging on the back of the closet door.

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    A Core world. Somewhere Kae'Leigh had never personally been. It both excited her and terrified her. For one, it would be amazing to see how people from richer and higher economic levels lived their lives. She'd been so used to living in the Hutt worlds where things were run by gangsters and thugs. In this system people were wealthy by nature and most never had to want for anything. Kae'Leigh was envious of that fact, but knew those with wealth probably didn't appreciate the little things like she did.

    The reason Kae'Leigh was afraid to be on this Core system was that it was controlled by Imperials. The Empire she'd been fighting against for over a year now. Though she'd gone to Sith worlds and fought against their ranks, she'd never set foot on one that had total dominance. She wondered how she could get by, but then remembered she already looked the part. In the past, her black gear gave her the look of a Sith and she had been mistaken for one during combat. It worked out in her favor at the time. But she didn't want to go to a ball dressed in armor. She wanted to really dazzle the crowd tonight -Aellyn especially- so she'd bought herself something she figured a Sith would wear. So, as long as she didn't actually ignite her blue beam, anyone might think of her as a Sith warrior who belonged just as much as anyone else

    Her only problem though, was that she was surrounded by the Light side of the Force and that was surely going to be a problem. The only way she could think to mask that power was to not use it. At all. She knew how to clear her mind and her master had taught her how to practically cut off all connection to the Force. It was risky, for she'd be vulnerable to attack, but it would be the safest bet lest she be sniffed out by an actual Sith while walking the streets. Or worse, attending this gala. She could only fear that one of the Evil cult would be in attendance. She thought about not going in her usual gear at all, instead trying to play herself off as some mundane. But that would arise even more suspicion should a Sith take a good look at her. No, her best bet was to blend in, play the part, and pretend she was merely keeping a low profile.

    But that didn't mean she enjoyed it. Making her way into Alsakan was easy enough. She didn't have proper codes but sliced right through their network like it wasn't even there. Child's play. Once docked at a nearby hangar, she made it successfully to the hotel without incident. It was horribly strange walking about without her connection to the living Force. She had no idea if she was being followed, who was watching her, or if she was even going the right way. She would need a lot more practice with this skill if she were to ever try it again.

    Once in the lift, she tried not to let her anxiety get to her. Had she been using the Force, she could have sensed her partner miles away. Hell, she could have done so from orbit. But at this moment, Kae'Leigh had no idea if Aellyn was even in her room. That's how cut off she was then. Her heart was pounding in her chest when she knocked on the door. Aellyn had given her a key, which she used after knocking, but she wanted to give her friend a little warning before just sliding the door open. With a whoosh it moved out of her way and did the same in reverse after she stepped through it.

    Kae'Leigh's eyes lit up. Sitting at the vanity stand was her dear friend in a pink robe. The blue skinned Twi'lek smiled at the reflection in the mirror as she walked over and leaned down to plant a small kiss on the girl's cheek. "Well don't you just look radiant in pink. Is this what you were planning on wearing? I feel so overdressed."

    She was kidding of course. Kae'Leigh knew that Aellyn was not going in a bathrobe. The Twi'lek was wearing a long elegant dress which hung from her shoulders and draped down behind her like a gentle waterfall. The fabric majority of the material was black and had a white lace design embroidered into the torso and also around the trim of the trail at her feet. Her Brylark lightsaber hilt was tucked to a special custom-made harness around her thigh. It was fairly obvious she was wearing it for the dress had a slight groove from the strap. Anyone looking at her would know what it was she was carrying and this was the point she wanted to make. The fact that they couldn't actually see the hilt itself would also help with her disguise because she was fairly certain her wooden hilt wasn't something a Sith warrior might actually have made for themselves.

    Her lekku were decorated in a matching black headdress that braided down her head tails in gentle ribbon. It really brought out the brown color in her eyes and the blue color of her skin. In this outfit, she looked as powerful as she always did, but in a more effeminate and graceful way. Her usually attire made her seem more like a badass; this get up made her appear like a queen.

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    Aellyn shifted in her seat slightly and turned her head towards the entrance of her hotel room as she heard the door open. Normally she would have felt much more cautious about her lodgings being unexpectedly intruded upon, but her friend, Kae’Leigh was expected. Still, she caught her breath slightly until her eyes spotted the blue skinned Twi’lek dressed in beautiful black gown with white lace trimmings. Her nerves quickly settled, she beamed brightly as Kae’Leigh approached her and planted a small kiss on her cheek. Aellyn laughed at her joke about still being in her bathrobe and replied, “As much I like making a fashion statement, I think this might be too much for me.” She continued, “Overdressed? You look absolutely fabulous to me,” with an eager smile, as she turned away from the mirrors on her vanity to get a good look at her friends dress.


    The gown was tasteful, yet still showed off Kae’Leighs appealing figure, and contrasted well with her blue skin. Combined with the fancy wraps her lekku were in, the whole ensemble seemed to display and give off a feeling of power. It very much said ‘Don’t mess with me,’ and Aellyn sensed that was exactly what her friend was going for being a Jedi behind enemy lines, so to speak. Aellyn also noticed a small groove in her friends dress on her thigh which she imagined was a holster for her lightsaber.


    Turning back around to her cosmetics, she proceeded to finalize the remaining touches of blush on her cheeks before commenting to her friend, “I’m really sorry I’m running a little behind schedule, I can never seem to time these things correctly,” with a slight laugh. She took the next few minutes to ensure her makeup was perfect before turning back around and walking to her dress, currently hanging up on the back of the closet. Aellyn took off her robe and tossed it on the bed, before grinning at Kae’Leigh and asking, “Little help?”
     
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    "Well thank you very much," she would reply as she stood back up and did a twirl for Aellyn to see the full picture.

    She'd then watch over Aellyn put the makeup on and think to herself what she would look like with some feminine touches added to her face. Not once had she ever worn the stuff. She knew there were places out there that sold cosmetics of the Twi'lek variety -plenty of dancers needed to look their best- but this particular Twi'lek had never touched the stuff simply because it was a fruitless waste of credits. Yet, she was jealous of Aellyn who got to live in this world of riches and buy things like makeup and fancy dresses whenever she pleased. It was that thought alone that stopped the Twi'lek from asking her friend if she'd ever share her product or give her a facial.

    "Hmm?" she'd ask being pulled out of her sad thoughts. "Oh. You're fine. I doubt anyone will actually show up on time anyways. Besides, being fashionably late is a thing for a reason, right?"

    Once her human friend was done she'd stand and go to her closet where a gorgeous yellow dress was hanging. Kae'Leigh's eyes sparkled as she looked at it. Yellow would look terrible on her, but Aellyn would pull it off marvelously. Her friend would then tease the Twi'lek by tossing off the robe and showing what was left of her body she hadn't revealed yet. Kae'Leigh bit her lip mischievously as Aellyn grinned at her. The blond would ask Kae'Leigh for some help but that train of course would likely get them into worlds of trouble.

    Taking the dress from the hanger the Twi'lek would slowly raise it up over Aellyn's arms and then slide the soft material down her back. As her hands came down past her arms, Kae'Leigh took all the time in the world to bring her hands down. her soft fingers trailed long lines down her skin and down to her elbows all the way to her shoulders. She'd then guide the girl's arms down so she could fiddle with the rest of the dress that was balling up around her chest, but Kae'Leigh wasn't concerned about it anymore. She was now leaning closer to Aellyn and pulling her close by her hips so they were pressed up against one another. Her lips found the soft tender part of Aellyn's neck and would begin to nibble on the skin ever so gently.
     
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    “Mmm, you’re right on that one.” Aellyn grinned, reflecting on being ‘fashionably late.’ There certainly were positives in making an entrance and being the center of attention at certain events. It was a feeling that Aellyn rather shamelessly enjoyed. However, perhaps for their mission that had been assigned to them this evening, blending in with the crowd would be a more ideal course of action.


    Aellyn winked at Kae’Leigh as her friend got up to help her put the dress on. She was wearing undergarments, but they did leave rather little left to the imagination. The gown itself was somewhat of a challenge to slip into, becoming slightly bunched and stuck by the curves of Aellyn’s figure. However, as the two worked, Aellyn felt Kae’Leigh’s fingers linger on her arms, and the soft of her mouth on her neck. The human smiled, feeling her body react to the Twi’Leks touch. “You know,” she said quietly, “if you keep going we’re going to end up being very late.”


    Feeling their bodies pressed together, Aellyn pulled back slightly, and looked into the deep blue eyes of her friend, with a smile.
     
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    Kae'Leigh would giggle as Aellyn warned them they were going to be even later if Kae'Leigh continued this course of action. As fun as that endeavor would be, she knew they were on a mission and that was more important than their little cuddle party. She gave another soft kiss to the girl's neck and then rolled her eyes.

    "Oh I suppose you're right." Turning her around she'd then start actually assisting setting the fabric to the right place against her friend's figure. "I don't know what it is about you, Aellyn Kerrisoni, but you just make me lose all control."

    Once everything was set she helped her smooth the fabric down and then pull her hair out from where the bottoms got tangled. She took a few steps back to admire the beauty standing in front of her and smiled. "You look wonderful. As radiant as the sun on Christophsis. Go on, take a look."

    Kae'Leigh moved so Aellyn could see herself in the mirror as she moved away from the woman before she got herself into more trouble. Moving to the door she held her hands behind her and leaned back against the wall near the doorframe and waited for Aellyn to finish getting ready. If she didn't keep her hands occupied now she feared she'd never leave.
     
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    As Kae’Leigh leaned in further, Aellyn wondered for a brief moment how much further the Twi’Lek would push their intimate interactions. Kae’Leigh offered one last kiss on her neck, however before, the Twi’Lek assented to the humans comment.


    Aellyn smiled and chuckled as she watched Kae’Leigh step back and roll her eyes. The two then worked to smooth out her dress and ensure everything was in its right place. The Andaran responded as they worked, “You seem to have a similar effect on me, Kae’Leigh Tameris,” using her full name, as her friend had done earlier.


    The Twi’Lek captivated Aellyn for a reason she struggled to put her finger on. Perhaps it was her usual joyous exuberance, or maybe her link to the Force and how the experience had felt when the two shared a connection in the past. Whatever the reason, Aellyn felt herself blush, a somewhat unusual occurrence, as Kae’Leigh offered a high praise in comparisons of one of the galaxy’s most radiant solar phenomenons.


    Aellyn turned towards the floor length mirror to get a complete view of her own ensemble. The golden yellow dress was a beam of radiant beauty, yet it had meaning to Aellyn as well. Yellow, or golden yellow was the traditional color of her Noble Family back on Andara. She smiled, feeling the fond nostalgic remembrances of her homeworld, despite the somewhat complex relationship she had recently with her immediate family.


    The last items needed were a set of earrings set in a soft felt box on the vanity. Aellyn took them out and made sure they hung properly, before turning back to Kae’Leigh with a sigh. “Alright,” she looked around, seeing if anything had been forgotten. “Ready?” she looked over at Kae’Leigh with a friendly smile.
     
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    Hearing she was as much as a vex as Aellyn was to her was something that made Kae'Leigh blush a little. She didn't know why she was so fascinated by this girl, but she often didn't question the way things worked out. Her gut had never failed her and she knew to stand by that. Of course after learning it was the will of the Force that gave her those instincts, she learned to trust them even more.

    Her friend would finish up the last ensemble of her outfit and then ask her if she was ready. Of course Kae'Leigh was ready. She wouldn't have left her own home if she wasn't. But it was a matter of speech and she'd hold her arm out intending for Aellyn to take it. Not that it would last for they couldn't walk through the door linked like that. Though such a sight would be something to see.

    "After you, pretty lady. I'd offer you my shuttle...but I don't have one."

    Kae'Leigh giggled a little at that and would press forward as they left the suite and would head down to the lobby. Or likely the adjacent hall to the garage. Kae'Leigh figured it would be nothing but a simple thought for Aellyn to arrange a ride for them given her status and inherent wealth. Two things the blue skinned Twi'lek lacked fiercely.
     
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    Aellyn smiled as Kae’Leigh indicated she was ready to depart as well, and the two then left the hotel room, with Aellyn quickly grabbing her clutch handbag on the way out. It contained the necessary items to keep one presentable during a fancy gathering. However, it also contained a few items that may prove to be useful for their impending larceny. “Not aproblem, I’ve arranged for one to pick us up,” Aellyn said as they boarded an elevator which quickly whisked them from one of the upper floors of the skyscraper down to a mid-level where the hotel’s transportation hub was located.


    Being around Kae’Leigh sometimes caused Aellyn to feel slightly self-conscious about her own personal wealth and upbringing, which was in complete stark contrast to her Twi’lek friend. She was aware that Kae’Leigh didn’t care too much about the inequality and knew that her own intention was never too show off or flaunt her wealth. Yet, often Aellyn felt as if it was something that remained between the two of them, albeit unspoken.


    The two exited the elevator into the confluence of activity that was the mid-level hotel lobby. Beings from all of the galaxy dressed in their finest attire began their evenings activities by taking a shuttle to some other venue to experience Alsakan nightlife. Aellyn and Kae’Leigh blended in rather well with the rest of the crowd, as Aellyn offered a polite nod to the concierge exiting through the sliding glass doors onto a large landing pad.


    They were immediately greeted with a small burst of wind, as shuttles rushed around them, speeding along invisible lanes of travel. The lights from the ships all blended together, forming a rather mesmerizing tapestry of woven luminance in between the skyscrapers. The scene in front of them on the landing pad, seemed to be one of organized chaos. Rows of shuttles lined either side of the expansive pad, with new ones arriving and departing every few seconds. There were a few parked in the middle, as the drivers for each stood waiting by for their passengers. “Let’s see…” Aellyn pondered out loud, as she looked around for their own aforementioned hired shuttle. “Ah! There he is!” she added, taking Kae’Leigh by the arm, and heading towards a deep blue colored shuttle, with a very proper looking droid standing by its side.


    “Ms. Kerrisoni,” the droid spoke with a somewhat nasal sounding intonation, pressing a button on its wrist as the shuttle door opened with a soft hiss for the two passengers. “Hi SeeFor,” Aellyn, smiled pleasantly, helping Kae’Leigh in the shuttle, before boarding herself. Taking their seats, Aellyn explained, “C4R-SN belongs to a kind of rental service for professional help.” Professional help, being a more acceptable sounding term for a glorified butler service. “When we’re not on Andara, we usually have SeeFor, looking after us. He’s quite helpful, “Aellyn complimented the droid once more, as it offered a slight nod in thanks, though said nothing in response. “Takes care of all sorts of…. problems, I’ve had,” she added, leaving the statement intentionally vague. C4 took its position in the driver’s area of the shuttle, before it smoothly pulled away, darting into the Alsakan dusk.
     
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    "Shiny! I knew I could count on you!" Kae'Leigh would cheer happily as she leaned her head into the girl's shoulder for a moment while also coiling her arms around Aellyn's for a hug.

    She'd pull her head away a moment later but keep her arms folded in the crook of Aellyn's elbow. They were supposed to be pretending to be a couple after all. Right now start the show now? Not like it was that hard for either girl to "fake" it. Something Kae'Leigh felt no shame about. They came out of the lift into the lobby where Kae'Leigh tried not to remember that everyone here was her enemy. She'd find no allies here, save for the one on her arm. That was sad, all things considered. Surely there were people this far In that would be opposed to the Sith way of life. But then again, here, they were rich and powerful. The crupt ran these lands. Most if not all of them, were meant to be here.

    The wind outside would blow Kae'Leigh's lekku slightly out from behind her like Aellyn's hair was doing now. But her's were far heavier as they were similar in bone to that of the human's cartilage in her nose and ears (not that Kae'Leigh knew anything on human Biology). The lights and sights were amazing and being as Aellyn had seen then hundreds if not thousands of times already gave the blue skinned Twi'lek cause to peer around her in wonder. She didn't have to worry about running into anyone this way with her mind not on what was ahead of her.

    Kae'Leigh would be pulled away for a second by Aellyn as the two headed over to a droid in front of a speeder. Her eyes took in the droid and she started reverse engineering it, putting it's model in her head and thinking of all the ways she could make it more effective. It was the puzzle-solving side of her brain that was doing it; she loved working on mechanics which is why she ended up becoming a slicer in the first place.

    As she slid into the speeder she made sure now to snag her dress on anything, so she pulled it up over her knees while getting in; her blue legs looked so smooth and irresistible. Kae'Leigh would also fiddle with the saber in her crotch and thigh after the door was shut. Her disguise did little for her when sitting down like this. Aellyn came around to sit on the other side of her and then explained the nature of their butler droid. She would piece together his name and then interrupt her, "Oh! It's like Carson!" That made her giggle.

    Now in the closure of their speeder, Kae'Leigh would go over the plan with her friend while leaning into her lap and spreading her legs out in the seat next to her. Having a luxury shuttle was wonderful! She wished she could ride in one everyday! There were obvious perks to being rich. With her eyes looking up to Aellyn's in a friendly manner she'd then ask if she was nervous, after admitting that she was herself. They'd sit like this the whole way until they arrived and Kae'Leigh would sit up and make herself look presentable again. She smoothed out her dress after adjusting the saber she'd hidden between her legs and then pulled her lekku in front of her body to show them off. As the droid opened the door for them the blue skinned Twi'lek would step out and look over the scene in front of her while trying her best to not be afraid.
     
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    Aellyn smiled and nodded quickly, acknowledging the humor in the butler droids name. She sometimes wondered if the droid could remember all of the strange situations she had put it in, hoping that it probably didn’t, in order to save her from any potential embarrassment. Regardless, C4 was an exemplary driver, and the shuttle quickly joined the rows of vehicles traversing the Alsakan skyline. She looked over at her friend, watching with amusement as Kae’Leigh tried to adjust the weapon attached to her inner thigh. Aellyn laughed, “that looks distinctly uncomfortable.”

    While it was all fun to play dress-up and spend an evening of festivities with a close friend, Aellyn and Kae’Leigh turned serious for a few moments as they discussed the plan they had set in motion for the evening. It was possible that Governor Silas would be carrying the datachip on his person, but it was more likely that the files would be stored on an upper level of the facility. Should the latter be the case, Aellyn surmised that it might be best for Kae’Leigh to use her slicing skills to disable the buildings alarms and alerts to allow them a short period of time to break in and get what they needed. The gathering was expected to be very widely attended, so it wouldn’t be noticeable if a few guests slipped away for a few moments.

    Another layer of complications lay before Aellyn in the sense that she would be attending the event as herself, no alias or cover story. This could be bad if, for some reason, their task was a failure, and they ended up getting caught. The Imperials would not take too lightly to ‘one of their own,’ so to speak, engaging in such an obvious display of defiance. There was an upside, however, that Aellyn could use her own family name, and pull of influence in the Core to get them out of potentially sticky situation. The Andaran knew of a number of her peers who operated in the same aristocratic circles as her creating headaches for the Imperials due to their own immature or oblivious activities. That news would undoubtedly reach her Father, however, so Aellyn considered this option something of a last resort.

    After coming to a consensus on their course of actions for the evening, the two remained silent for a moment, before Kae'Leigh asked if Aellyn was nervous. "Oh, of course," she replied, almost with a laugh. "I think you would have to be some sort of droid or unfeeling creature to not be daunted by what we're doing." Turning to look at her partner in the eyes, Aellyn added, "but we trust each other, and I know you've got my back," with a reassuring smile.

    The shuttle then shortly arrived at the Imperial Headquarters on Alsakan, an impressively solid building of grey stone architecture. While not reaching the same lofty heights as many of the other skyscrapers, the grounds themselves around the building were extensive, containing tight and well preened gardens. Other vehicles were arriving and departing at the front of the building, where the security awaited all guests to be scanned and checked in. C4 helped the two women out of the shuttle, before departing after one last word with Aellyn. The two quickly filed in line with the other large assortment of guests, all wearing formal attire traditional to the Core, or other close lying systems.

    Security proved to be relatively simple, as Aellyn checked in with the guards, who quickly found her name, plus a guest in the registry. Walking up the stairs to the large entrance, the two Rebels entered the imposing building, Aellyn feeling very much like entering a den of a hoard of Nexu. The interior of the building consisted of a large, high ceiling-ed main hall, with large stone columns ringing the edge and supporting the weight of the floors above them. Aellyn's heels clicked on the tiled stone floor beneath her feet, as she strode forward with Kae'Leigh, taking an appraisal of her surroundings. Stand-up tables were littered around the Hall, as waiters traveled around, offering flutes of champagne, and other small finger foods. The two found an empty table, and quickly took ownership of it. Aellyn turned to Kae'Leigh and spoke freely, as the general noise around them provided enough security. "I think we'll wait here for more guests to arrive, and then get started?"
     
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    "You have no idea," she would reply with a joking laugh when Aellyn asked her if the saber between her legs was uncomfortable. "How do men deal with it?" As their conversation turned more serious Kae'Leigh would smile happily to Aellyn and add, "I do," to her comment about having the girl's back.

    Once she left the shuttle she would look up in awe at the gray stone building. It was daunting, fear-inspiring. Kae'Leigh couldn't imagine being brought before this place as an enemy for she would surely lose all her confidence. But as a double-agent, in a matter of speaking, it would be a huge win to be here and get through everything alive. The Alliance would love to hear this story if everything went according to plan. Heck, she might even get a medal for it!

    Having been through plenty of espionage type of missions, the blue Twi'lek looked right at home as they made their way into and through the security station. If there was one thing Kae'Leigh was proud of, it was her poker face. It had won her a plethora of credits back in the day. She merely waited, trying to look impatient and yet seductive. Being calm and cheery wasn't the best sort of appearance a Sith would have, so why fake it? She crossed her arms and eyed the guards with her thick lashes giving off the impression she could kill them with a flick of her hand if they took too long.

    Thankfully, they didn't. Almost as if they knew not to tick off a Sith Lord. Kae'Leigh could tell they wanted to get this process done as quickly as possible. They were then off to the next room where a large flight of stairs awaited them. The blue skinned Twi'lek had to hike up the bottom of her dress some by bundling a fistful in her hand at her hip. Once inside, her eyes again were aglow with awe as they took in the sight of the high ceilings, stone columns, and expertly decorated tile floors. Their heels clicked almost in unison as they walked through, arm in arm still as was customary for their 'fake' persona. Her escort would lead them through the crowd toward a high table currently unoccupied where they could get a layout of everything around them.

    "I agree. Best to wait and...."

    Kae'Leigh was suddenly cut off as something caught her eye. Across the room was another blue skinned warrior, though it was not a Pantoran. It was a Twi'lek, just like her. She was covered in tattoos and wearing a dress seemingly made of armor. The outfit was smooth and form fitting and offered protection against both weapons and blades making her seem all that more powerful. On her back was a double lightsaber hilt that could produce two beams of light, rather than just the one that most traditional blades could. The Dark side was emitting from her like a cold aura of pure evil. She was clearly not someone to mess with.

    Leaning forward, Kae'Leigh would point at her subtly to Aellyn, "Who is that? Do you know her...?"

    Most people in the Sith Empire knew who the Twi'lek was, if not by name than by reputation. She had many names in her life, but was most commonly referred to as Darth Executioner Ra'Kul. But those with more attention to their own faction who'd followed the ascension of some Sith, would know the woman before she'd become a Dark Lord Sith assassin. Her name was Ii'nara Tameris. And she was Kae'Leigh's mother.

    "She looks...familiar...but...I've never seen her. Have you?"
     
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    Aellyn took a few minutes to scan the room, and their immediate surroundings, trying to notice if she spotted anyone familiar, or anyone who might recognize her. She turned her head back towards Kae’Leigh, as she heard her friend start to ask a question. The Twi’lek was pointing at another of her own kind, a fair distance away in the large hall. This person looked to be someone Aellyn would file in the extremely dangerous category, and that she should do her utmost best to avoid any potential interactions. Her attire for the evening was more armor and protection than a dress or suit, and her back was adorned with a large sword hilt, that Aellyn assumed must be a lightsaber.

    The Andaran turned back to Kae’Leigh, stopping herself from staring for too long, and responded, “I don’t,” shaking her head in the negative. “But I’m going to recommend that we try to avoid any interactions with her. She doesn’t exactly look like a friendly person,” Aellyn added, placing emphasis on the word friendly.

    “I was going to ask if you knew her,” Aellyn shrugged, sounding slightly confused. She quickly added, “not that, you know, I was suggesting that all Twi’leks know each other,” with a short, almost awkward sounding laugh. Her knowledge base of ‘the force’ and all its other meanings still developing, Aellyn hesitantly asked, “She can’t, you know sense you’re a Jedi or anything, right?” She purposefully kept her voice low, and practically whispered the word ‘Jedi’ so as to ensure that no one else could hear.
     
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    "I have no idea," she would respond back after her comment. She didn't seem to even mind or notice her quick disclaimer she had to make for herself. Kae'Leigh was far too invested in checking out that other Twi'lek. There was...just something about her that the Jedi could not put her hand on. But it didn't seem like a warning; her gut was usually better than that.

    Aellyn would then ask if she could sense the Light side in her and Kae'Leigh gave her a worried look, "I have no idea. I'm scared to find out, but we are on a mission. We can't let that fear get to us. We've come this far now and running would only put a target on our backs. We have to stay on our task."

    Still, it worried her. Kae'Leigh could definitely tell that this woman was a Sith. Not just by her looks but by the overwhelming aura she gave off. Just looking at her made Kae'Leigh squirm. Was this what it was like being around other Sith? Or just this one in particular. She'd yet to show off her powers, but the blue skinned Jedi feared it wasn't necessary. This other Twi'lek was dangerous. The only question remained now, did Kae'Leigh have that same presence about her?

    Either way, the Jedi did not want to find out. She tried closing her emotions and not let that fear get to her. Suppressing her powers and feelings was one of the first things her master had taught her because he was afraid for her safety. And now it was paying off. For now the Darth was minding her own business discussing pleasantries or politics with the crowd around her. So long as the woman didn't turn this way and decide to seek her out, the both of them should remain safe. At least long enough to find their mark and make their move.
     
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    Aellyn nodded in agreement as she listened to Kae’Leigh talk about why they couldn’t let fear distract from their current mission. And she was right, of course. Knowing that something was right was slightly different from having it affect how you felt, and Aellyn was slightly concerned that if her friend with amazing Jedi powers and abilities was scared by something, what should she, just a standard operating human, feel?

    Looking around the room, and then back to her friend, Aellyn could tell by Kae’Leigh’s facial expressions that something was definitely concerning her, despite their agreement to proceed regardless of any potential Sith-like interruptions. The Andaran hoped beyond all hope that even though it felt like they were slightly melting down, no one else around them was any the wiser to what they were feeling, or speaking about.

    With the unintended interruption of the other Twi’lek, Aellyn knew that they had to shift their timeline forward slightly to allow for the possibility that she could discover their ill-intentions and blow their cover. The Andaran expressed this sentiment to her partner, as the two then looked around for Governor Silas, who would either have the datachip on his person, or have it locked in his office on one of the upper floors.

    Aellyn spotted their target across the large hall, about 20 feet away in the general direction of the sinister looking Twi'lek, who had yet to notice them. "Let's go," she said with a subtle voice, as they left their table and approached the large, rather cantankerous looking man who was currently engaged in conversation with what appeared to be two of his juniors, judging by their uniforms and rank insignia plaques.

    Governor Silas has a particularly unpleasant disposition, with deep-set, slightly beady eyes, and a rather aquiline like nose. Aellyn had had the misfortune of meeting him on a few previous occasions, and would be relying on those past experiences to set up her introductions. She approached, and somewhat interrupted the currently ongoing conversation between the Governor and his subordinates. “Governor Silas! What a pleasure to see you again,” with a friendly tone and bright smile. The Imperial reciprocated the greeting with a slight nod of his head and toothy grin. “Ah, Ms. Kerrisoni, always good to make your acquaintance,” he replied, with an accent similar to Aellyn’s, though much more nasally sounding. The two engaged in some light small talk, and the Governor took every liberty to touch Aellyn’s arm or place a hand in her back whenever possible.

    “You’ll have to excuse my manners, Governor, I’ve neglected to introduce my guest for this evening.” Aellyn, said, turning to the Twi’lek with a smile for her own introduction.
     
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    Luck was on their side. The governor in question had indeed come to the gala and was in Aellyn's sights. She directed the Twi'lek Jedi over in his direction, which sadly was not too far off from the Twi'lek Sith. Kae'Leigh nodded her head but wasn't too thrilled about the plan. Following behind her partner she caught up and wrapped her arm in the other girl's both for show and emotional support. She needed someone tying her down to reality right now because she wasn't sure she had the gall to do it herself.

    They came upon the large man and the two standing beside him that looked like officers of the Sith militia. All the more reason for Kae'Leigh to be freaking out inside. Aellyn's cheerful demeanor though kept her focus as she greeted the man with a friendly and bright tone that Kae'Leigh couldn't help but smile too. She was very surprised to see how well Aellyn fit into this crowd for it was like watching someone she'd never met. This social version of Aellyn was all fake, just like the flirty thing she used to be when she went gambling. She related so much to Aellyn once again on a personal level.

    The two spoke with one another about various civil engagements that Kae'Leigh tried to hold onto but they slipped right out of her mind after she heard them. There was only so much boring talk one could really get invested in. But then Aellyn turned their attention to the Twi'lek and she smiled. She leaned in and would bow her head to the man with a humble smile.

    "Acolyte Kazaczecho," she replied using a fake name from a friend she'd met recently of the Empire. "But you may call me Kaylee." She used a more common dialect to pronounce her name rather than the Ryl version that Twi'lek could easily enunciate.

    One of the agents next to the man would tilt his head, "Kazaczecho? Like Astridia?"

    Busted. She knew the girl had family in the Empire but to think someone recognized that family's name so quickly was...mind boggling to think about. Good thing she'd come prepared for many scenarios ahead of time. Kae'Leigh nodded her head and would say without missing a beat, "My step sister. Her mother bought me when I was little. They took me in and trained me when they realized I had a connection to...the Dark side. Of the Force." The Twi'lek struggled a little at the end of her speech but she tried not to let it show. She then took a drink from one of the passing waiters and took a swing before handing it to Aellyn to share.

    "I didn't know the Kazaczecho's had a Twi'lek daughter," came a voice from behind them. Kae'Leigh didn't even need to look for the dark Sith came around her field of vision with a glass of her own and joined their little circle. Her presence made both of the officers -and likely the governor- a little on edge. "I try to keep taps on all new initiates. What did you say your first name was again...?"

    Kae'Leigh looked to Aellyn for help, but she was already in too deep. They should have given her a different first name in this fake identity. "Kaylee," she replied again in a basic dialect.

    "How curious..." the woman would say as she leaned in and took a closer look at the girl. "To think, such a lovely name for a creature as stunning as yourself. Your parents must be very proud." The Twi'lek then turned with a smile to Aellyn, and then blow a kiss to the governor as she began to walk away. "Enjoy the party you two..."
     
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    Aellyn listened as her partner introduced herself to Governor Silas and his two aides. Aellyn thought that Kae'Leigh had picked a strange enough name that surely no one would question it, but some how one of the Imperials had recognized it and then called the Twi'lek out on it. The Andaran thought for a moment that she sensed a momentary flinch from the Twi'lek, but Kae'Leigh played it off so cooly, that Aellyn thought she must have just imagined it. Either Kae'Leigh had already had that excuse prepared, or she thought of a very good story on the spot.

    Whatever the origination of her tale, the Imperials seemed placated by it, that is until their small group was ambushed, if that is the right word, by the Sith they had spotted earlier, who was now inserting herself into their conversation. Aellyn felt a sense of dread wash over her, as she fought herself internally to maintain a cool and composed persona. She could also tell that the Imperials across the table straightened up their posture, and were not exactly enthused by her presence.

    The Twi'lek Sith, who it seemed had appeared without making a sound, was not totally buying Kae'Leigh's story and decided to press her further about it. Her friend looking at her for assistance, Aellyn displayed a somewhat blank face of helplessness, but was about to interject before Kae'Leigh responded. After a few brief further remarks, the Sith sauntered away with a wink, leaving the Andaran feeling even more confused than before. She watched the Imperials across from her relax, leading Aellyn to ask, "You must forgive me, I am not as knowledgeable as I should be with knowing the, Sith," she paused hoping to use the right word.

    Governor Silas nodded and responded, "I believe that was Darth, what was it now," he paused, "Ra'Kul," he then added, sounding somewhat unsure. The name was unrecognizable to Aellyn, but she joked to lighten the mood, "Sith with their strange names, I have never understood where they get them," with a smile. This Imperials nodded and smiled politely, with the Governor adding a slight chuckle and a vague, "Oh yes, quite so."

    Aellyn was unsure of if Darth Ra'Kul was now satisfied with their story, or if she would make her presence known to them once more further in the evening. Currently, that was a question that could not be answered, and Aellyn tried to push it away for the time being. Feeling a slight buzz in her clutch, the Andaran concluded their small discourse, "Governor, I feel we've taken up too much of your time this evening, it was such a pleasure to see you again." The Governor attempted to respond in the negative, as he very much would prefer to spend more time with the Andaran, but she cut him off, and added, "perhaps we'll see each other later on in the evening," as a way to placate him and exit for the time being. He nodded with slight understanding, and Aellyn waited for Kae'Leigh to offer her goodbyes before they departed.

    The two found themselves once more alone in the crowd as Aellyn hurriedly recapped what was running through her mind. Her sentences ran together as she tried to explain as fast as possible, "Alright, so that was really strange. I hope that Sith was satisfied with your story. Do you think she'll come back, or could sense who you really are? Maybe we should try and forget about it. While we were talking to the Governor, I had the datapad in my clutch," she gestured to it, "scanning for any datachip in our immediate vicinity. It came back as negative, which means what we're looking for is in the Governor's office." She paused to take a breath, "how do you feel about a little burglary?"
     
  18. Kae'Leigh Tameris

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    Kae'Leigh was mortified. And even though she tried her best to hide it, Aellyn could tell she was shaking inside. It was a good thing they were standing right then because if they'd been sitting down she'd be tapping her foot/leg nonstop. Aellyn would then try to turn the subject around and imply she didn't know whom the Sith was, which was true. The governor thought about it for a moment before offering her name as Darth Executioner Ra'Kul. Kae'Leigh had never heard it before, but now she could go slicing around their database for the info. A name was all she needed to get started.

    "Yes I'm sure it can be very strange," she admitted, forgetting for a moment she was supposed to be in that same cult. "But it's the way of things. Right?"

    Deciding it was time to retreat now, rather than continue talking, Aellyn would back out of the conversation by insinuating they'd bothered him enough for now. She did add that perhaps they'd talk more later and that seemed enough to satisfy the large man. Kae'Leigh gave him a polite smile and bowed her head before turning with Aellyn to leave. Her heart was pounding and she hadn't realized how tightly she was gripping the girl's arm for support. The Darth's words still running through her mind. They'd been found out! Surely it was true!

    Now that they were alone again, Aellyn would pull Kae'Leigh out of her panic and explain the datachip they needed was not on the target's person. Kae'Leigh sighed and dared to look back in his direction; none of them were even looking their way. Looking back to Aellyn she would then ask how Kae'Leigh felt about a burglary. The Twi'lek smirked and nodded her head. Getting into mission mode again would clear her mind and help her focus on the task. Plus, it meant getting far away from that Twi'lek Sith. Kae'Leigh was all for it.

    "Lead the way, darling."

    Exiting the gala was easy enough, but getting up to the higher floors would be a little difficult. There were guards posted by the lifts and monitoring which floor the guests were going to. Kae'Leigh gave Aellyn a smile and walked in front of her to the guard standing at his post.

    "Floor thirty two," if you please.

    The guard would look at her and reply, "What business do you have?"

    Kae'Leigh reached her hand out to place it on the guard's shoulder, but twirled her hand at the last second as she wove her Force powers into his mind, "You don't want to ask us what our business is."

    "I don't want to ask what your business is," the man would reply as if he were in a trance.

    "Shiny," she replied and smirked, then gave Aellyn a pleased smile as well.

    The guard would open the lift and program where they were going and then the girls were allowed in and sent on their way. The moment the doors closed, Kae'Leigh would pry open the panel with the Force and put her hand on a switch. She closed her eyes, visualizing the world around her, and as the lift came up to the thirtieth floor, she flipped the toggle and the lift came to an emergency stop. Opening up to the governor's floor, she allowed Aellyn to exit before her, before flipping both the switch and panel back into place, thus sending the lift back to its original destination.

    "It's nifty having your own personal Jedi isn't it?" she'd ask the blond beauty next to her. Looking around she then pursed her lips and asked, "So which one was his again?"
     
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    Aellyn watched with amazement as Kae’Leigh worked her skills to deflty navigate them past the guard and up to their desired floor. She was about to ask how her friend had mind controlled the guard, but just assumed it was down to ‘the Force.’ Even though she didn’t understand it, Aellyn was grateful for the quick bypass of another potential problem.

    “I was just going to try and convince him to let us up,” Aellyn laughed, imagining herself trying to charm her way past the guard. “But your way was much faster.” Kae’Leigh used the force once more, to get the elevator back down to the ground floor, as the two cautiously stepped out into a bland, rather sterile looking office space. The open area was dark, as no lights were on, but the floor to ceiling windows provided lighting from the nearby buildings, ships, and speeders that flew past.

    Looking around, the two walked past a few desks before terminating at the end of the hallway where a large set of glass doors separated another office, and was signified to be the Governor’s by a name plate on the outside. “I think this is it,” Aellyn said quietly as they both walked in. The office itself was sparsely decorated, unsurprisingly, with a large sold desk facing towards the doors, accompanied by a group of chairs flanking the middle of the room. A few bland pieces of artwork depicting the ‘glory of the Empire,’ hung on the walls.

    On the Governor’s desk was a computer, and Aellyn approached it and had an idea. “Want to see if you can find anything good on here while I look for the datachip?” She knew her friend was an excellent slicer, and could count on her to get the job done without any potential negative consequences. “I know how much you love slicing into things,” she added, a playful barb, as she began to rummage around the desk, and use the sensor in her clutch to locate the aforementioned data chip.
     
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    "Sometime's it's easier to just cut out the middle man, as it were," she explained to her plan of just persuading the guard.

    Moving out of the lift they entered into the hallway of tall glass walls and windows. Kae'Leigh's eyes shifted around making sure there were no security features or droids lying about. She didn't sense any life forms, but that didn't mean there weren't motion activated cameras waiting for them. All of which could be easily deactivated, but it was time they didn't have. Perhaps they thought security was tight enough as it is because the blue skinned Twi'lek didn't seem to have any tingling worries strike her.

    They would find their target's office and walk into the rather boring looking room. Perhaps the man hardly ever worked in here. One would think they'd like to decorate their work space with their hobbies, or at least some pictures of loved ones. This office looked as basic as it came; like, they'd given it to him on principle alone. Aellyn would notice the computer and point the Jedi to it. Kae'Leigh nodded and headed over to sit at the man's chair. Her partner asked if she could take a look around while she focused her efforts on finding the datachip needed for their mission.

    "I do love my slicing," she agreed with the blond human. "Depending on the security, it will take me a bit to get through though. I didn't bring my deck with me."

    Kae'Leigh had naturally procured herself a fully functioning slicing deck fit with all sorts of useful gizmos and gadgets that were perfect for a day in the life of a slicer. She could get through anything with that magic case of hers. But starting from scratch here, it would take its time. Kae'Leigh booted up the monitor and when the main screens came online she began opening up the command keys to start looking into the protocol boards and security features. Symbols and numbers flashed over the screens that would be gibberish to someone other than a well versed hacker.

    "It doesn't look like it will take too long," she said hesitantly to Aellyn. "But I don't want to spend all night up here trying to break in. I'll work for as long as you do. Just find that chip."

    Focusing her mind on the task at hand, Kae'Leigh began typing away at the keys trying to formulate a bypass code to get through the channels she came across. Each system had it's own versions of firewalls, but in essence they all boiled down to the same defenses. Her slicing deck was preprogrammed to fight all those common programs, which was one of the reasons it went faster. For Kae'Leigh she was basically making up a code on the fly. Totally possible, just time consuming. And it was risky. One wrong move and she could end up triggering a security feature. That would be even harder to shut down from here and by the time she did, someone would likely have gotten the alert. Kae'Leigh couldn't afford any distractions right now.