Inflation affects nearly everybody. In Regentis, a certain man was alone in his tiny three room apartment, the gears of decision turning his mind. if I could only get enough credits to pay next months rent... he thought.
Suddenly he stood up, grasping his comlink...
And sent the riskiest message he had ever thought of...
In Rosili, an old bar called the Luckless played host to Marta Komari and several of her trusted lieutenants, who were relaxing in the back room, planning where they would leave their bloody calling card next. The buzz of a comlink sounded over their conversation, and the tjak picked it up and answered. He could not have been more surprised at the callers identity, but kept his cool...
"Jesh, do you remember me?" The man said.
"Ya, I remember ya Prater. I remember ya well. Only got out last year...whatcha want?
"I got info, Jesh. And it's yours...for a price."
"I'll get back to ya, Prater. Don't go nowhere."
He paused his conversation confer with the other Red hands. "You know I was in Fort Yudon last year for stealing from GI, right. Dis is prison guard I know from my time there. Says he's got info to sell us. Whatcha think?"
"Depends on the info" said Marta flatly. "Tell him 500 credits, but it better be good. Can always knock him off when he comes to collect..."
"Ya, Chief", he said, picking up the comlink again. "Ok, Prater, whatcha got? 500, but it better be good. "
"Okay. Some sorta sting operation coming up. Targeting a counterfeiter. Heard he's got ties to Vohila's gang. There'll be an undercover man, a prisoner from Yudon, don't know who though. That's all."
The tjak looked up at Marta and the others. "There ya have it. Wonder if Vohila would pay to have him back..."
The hasat turned and said "we'll out if we find him before the GI does. Might be worth it."
Marta confirmed his thoughts. "Yes, we'll find out. Send him the money, and tell him to keep in touch."
"Thanks" said the man. "Mans gotta keep the lights on. I'm sure you understand."
"Ya, of course" said the tjak, before he hung up.
Marta began to get up to leave."we'll find this guy any way we can. For now, we will watch and wait, and listen..."
Sorry, a bit short this time...
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