What's new

Private Wild Ride

Shai Maji

Aspiring Pirate
Character
Taris/Talinn District
13:01 local time


Taris wasn't exactly what it once was anymore. The planet was ruined, with only one half managing to rebuild to some degree. the rest of the planet made its home in the wrecks of ships, ruins of ancient skyscrapers and anywhere else it could. It was no surprise that in these poorer areas, crime was a common occurrence. One of the biggest of the poor areas was the Talinn District. To put it mildly, it was not the sort of place any sane person would want to visit.

But that didn't stop Shai from blundering in there for some easy creds and then going on vacation as well.

"HA! Take that, mud scuffers!" she shouted triumphantly as she slid the pile of caps towards her side of the sabacc table. She tossed her cards into the middle to be reshuffled while she tidied up the small pile. The rest of the people at the table, all criminals and other low-lives, were groaning in defeat or shooting angry glares at her. She sat there with a very smug grin on her face, her golden tooth shimmering in the light. She pulled out a cigarette and lit it, blowing a cloud of smoke into the air above the table. "So, who wants to try their luck again?" she asked happily as she looked at the people around the table. "You cheated." one of the men, a Twi'lek guy, said as he rose from his seat. Shai sat back and brought the cigarette up to her lips. "Oh is that so? Where would I have materialized all those perfect cards?" she asked, wiggling her arms to prove that she did indeed not have any means to cheat. Kind of logical given the fact that she was wearing a tank top that had clearly seen better days. "Nobody wins that many games in one go." he said coldly, resting a hand on his pistol.

Shai's lip contorted as she bared her teeth at him. "You really wanna go there, you sore loser?" she asked him, reaching down for her own pistol. People were taking a few steps back just in case. Things were getting a little heated...

Salba Eldar Salba Eldar
 

Salba Eldar

Character
Character
"Hey Mando, I'm talking to you." A loud and frankly irritating voice punctured the air. Salba didn't give the man the time of day, as she swirled her gin, hoping to keep from starting another fight.

Clad in her Beskar, there was no risk among this rabble, if anything they would be in trouble if they cross the Mandalorian. Salba raised the straw towards the emergency induction port of her helmet, and felt a hard hand swat the drink out of her grasp. The glass tumbled away, splashing gin over the man to her side, before it shattered against the floor. "Don't ignore me, Mando." The same voice from before stated, and now her temper was flaired. Salba turned her head slowly, her eyeless gaze fell upon the man who had wronged her, an ugly SOB who was missing an eye. "You're going to buy me a new drink." Salba stated calmly, her drinkless hand set on the bar top, her further slowly building. "You think you can just waltz on in here like you own the place Mando? Like this is your-" The man didn't get to finish. Salba threw an elbow into the man's crouch, and felt something 'pop'. The man doubled over in pain, his eyes wide, as he fell to the floor, his partners in crime stumbled over each other trying to pull their friend up. Salba put them out of her mind, as she flagged down the bartender. "Another gin, put it on that worthless sack of poodoo over there." She remarked, and was served a drink soon after. This man knew how to save face, now if only his patrons could show similar respect.

Nodding thanks to the barkeep, she sipped at the drink, turning her attention now to a card game that was about to get heated from the sound of it. A small grin stretched underneath the helmet, as Salba watched the group through the force. She wasn't looking for a gun fight, especially one she wasn't going to get played for, but the force was drawn around the woman sitting there before her. There was a familiar tug, almost like their paths had crossed before, and would do so again. Curious. Could there be a destiny at play here? There was only one way to tell. Sipping from her drink, Salba continued to watch, her empty eyes settled on the young woman who radiated confidence.

Shai Maji Shai Maji
 
Last edited:

Shai Maji

Aspiring Pirate
Character
Shai's crimson gaze bore into the man while her hand was itching to pull her blaster. But despite her situation, she really didn't want to end up in a gunfight. Not by a long shot. "Hey, tell you what." she started, smirking as she relaxed again and took a drag of her cigarette. "How about I make it up to you boys? Three rounds for three games. Anything you like." she offered casually. The others at the table were certainly liking the sound of that. The one doing the accusation was also regaining his temper until finally he nodded. "Deal." he said with a shrug and made his way to the bar to take her up on the offer.

Glad that she didn't need to get involved in a shootout, and that her newly acquired riches would stay intact for the most part, Shai looked around to see if anyone else wanted to challenge her. She spotted an odd woman looking at her. A Mandalorian of all things. She took one last drag of her cigarette before bagging her riches and making her way over to where the Mando sat at the counter. She slid in next to her and leaned with her back against the counter, using her elbows to support her as she grinned at the warrior. "You wanna go a couple rounds by the table, Mando, you should have just said so." she quipped before turning around and calling the bartender over. "Single Tarisian brandy and cola." she ordered and pretty soon her drink arrived. "So, what's got you so interested? Digging the dots?" she teased, taking a big sip of her drink and giving a satisfied sigh.

Salba Eldar Salba Eldar
 
Last edited:

Salba Eldar

Character
Character
To her surprise, the woman seemed to deescalate the tension rather swiftly, something that the Mandalorian hadn't seen coming. She relaxed, her hand moving away from the blaster pistol at her hip, as she chose to instead drum the armored shin of her suit. The woman she had been studying however had taken note of her, and her cover was now blown. She had been noticed.

The Shistavanen came towards her, her walk relaxed, though her expression felt like it was a pass of judgement being levied towards her. The comment amused her, though the Mandalorian only sipped on her drink, not saying anything at first. "If I could see them, perhaps. I was expecting you to get into a scrap, but seems to managed to avoid that misfortune." She commented calmly, her drink now empty as she set it on the counter and flexed her fingers. This stuff was too watered down to get anything out of her, it was a shame really, but then again she wasn't look to get drunk. Then again, why in the feth was she here?

Her shoulders dropped slightly, a frown growing under the Beskar helmet. She knew the answer to that of course, she had no future. She was just trying to find something, anything really, to cling to. "I don't think you'd want me to play cards. I have an unfair advantage, you see." She commented, looking back to the Shistavanen, her tone softer now. "I'm very good at reading people you see. Makes card games a breeze, almost like I can read their hand." Which if she wanted to, she very well and could do; though that wouldn't be very sporty of her.

Shai Maji Shai Maji
 

Shai Maji

Aspiring Pirate
Character
Her comment visibly confused Shai, who blinked a few times as she looked her over. "What do you mean 'if'? How the hell do you move around if you can't see?" she asked her, taking another sip of her drink. The woman went on to comment about her avoiding a shootout, earning a rather proud grin from the Shistavanen. "What can I say? I can be pretty persuasive at times." she explained, sounding quite proud of herself.

She sat down on the stool next to the girl and leaned on the counter with one arm, resting her head against her fist. "And what, pray-tell, is this unfair advantage?" she asked casually. The woman explained her little advantage, and Shai had to admit that it was certainly an advantage. "Damn. I can see how that might not be fair...though I'd be playing all day if I could do that." she said with a chuckle. "You're looking a little dry there." she commented before waving over the bartender. "Get her the same as me. Put it on my tab." she ordered and the man gave a nod. Pretty soon a glass of brandy and cola was placed in front of the Mandalorian along with a straw. "Sorry for my manners. Shai Maji. Friendly neighbourhood delivery girl. And you are?" she introduced herself, holding out her right hand to the girl, though the comment about not being able to see was making her wonder if that wouldn't be some type of insult to the blind girl.

"Say, if you can't see then...how does that work?" she asked her, slightly leaning in to look at her helmet. It was a normal helmet with a normal T-visor. She couldn't see inside of it at all.

Salba Eldar Salba Eldar
 

Salba Eldar

Character
Character
"Oh certainly, you're convincing me to listen to you right now." She jabbed, waiting to see how the woman would respond. She smiled to herself listening to the confusion of the new comer. No one understood how her sight worked, which was why she often kept it to herself. No one believed her when she said she was blind. "You wouldn't believe me if I told you." She commented, and listened to the woman remark about her unfair advantage and how she would have abused it if the situation were reversed. "As a Mandalorian, it would be dishonorable to level such an advantage for profit. I try to at least keep true to values I deem worthwhile." It was a little more than what she was willing to share with others, but there it was. All she had now were her ideals, and little else. If she left the Mandalorian life behind, she would truly have nothing. She was honestly surprised that the woman offered to buy her a drink, and indeed did so much to her surprise. Upon getting the new drink, Salba turned towards the woman, and gave the slightest of nods. "Salba Eldar. Nice to meet you, Shai." She raised a glass to the woman, before taking a straw and sliding it into the emergency induction port of her helmet.

Then the topic went to how she functioned with her blindness, and now there was an opportunity here. A grin sprung up beneath the 'T' visor, as Salba thought of a humorous tale to weave for the woman to her side. "I can see sound waves and how they move across the air. It paints a scene for me, and everything is in intense detail." She stated, which wasn't a lie, she could indeed do such things, but that wasn't how her force sight worked.

Shai Maji Shai Maji
 

Shai Maji

Aspiring Pirate
Character
The woman defended her argument with her ideals. Shai knew that Mandalorians held their ideals in high regard for the most part, though it was still a silly argument over something so little. "Suit yourself, sugar." she said with a shrug. "It's just a couple credits, nothing serious." she continued before taking a sip from her drink. She introduced herself and Shai gave a light salute "Nice to meet you to, Salba." she said with a toothy smile, finishing off her drink and ordering another.

Salba explained how her sight worked, and Shai knew for a fact that it couldn't be that. "No way, lady. I know there's some weird stuff in the galaxy but that I don't believe." she quipped with a shake of her head. "Come on, let a girl in on the secret!" she groaned as she reached up to poke her helmet. "What's under there?" she asked as she leaned in to try and see into her visor again. "I'll give you a kiss if you do." she joked with a grin as she kept trying to look into her helmet from all directions. She was determined to learn the girl's secret as to why she couldn't see.

Salba Eldar Salba Eldar
 

Salba Eldar

Character
Character
"You extended me generosity, it should be acknowledged. You may pay little, but the action says more." Salba argued, her hands resting on the bar top, feeling that this woman was trying to peel away at the beskar and see what was underneath the suit of armor; sadly, Shai would only be in for disappointment. Out of the Mandalorians, Salba was one of the few who hardly counted, least that's what her brethren made her feel like. She wondered again what her aim was, where she was going. Because truth of the matter was that she didn't know, and at this point she was starting to fear that she never would.

Salba pursed her lips, sipping at the drink that the woman had just given her. The Mandalorian tilted her head, wondering if this girl was serious or not. "There's a woman under here, and she has no eyes." Salba reaffirmed, before taking another drink from the glass. She pondered the question, before setting the glass down. "Tell you what," She started, looking back to Shai. "Play me in a hand of Sabbac. You win, I'll take this helmet off and show you whats underneath." It was a modest proposition, one that the Mandalorian wasn't sure she would want to live up to. "If I win, you'll have to just settle with my explanation." She stated, a smile curled across her lips, seeing the potential to make a new friend if things worked out.

Shai Maji Shai Maji
 

Shai Maji

Aspiring Pirate
Character
"Yeah but still! I've never met a person with no eyes! Come on, no need to be shy. You can't be much uglier than this mug." she playfully went on, joking as she pointed to herself. Salba then decided on a little bet. Though the timing wasn't the best. She glanced back to the table then to Salba. "Uh...I think given today's events it would be best to avoid the Sabacc table for a bit. she admitted with a nervous chuckle.

A few thoughts started to pop in her head as a smile spread on her lips. "Tell you what. How about we go back to my ship and drink on it?" she suggested as she rested her head against her hand on the counter. "Here me out here. I got some good stuff on my ship. Whoever can drink the most, wins. Same bets. Just a different game." she continued, shifting to wrap an arm around Salba's armoured shoulders. "Besides, I heard you mandos don't like showing your face in public. So this should also take the edge off for you as well." she commented slightly softer on a more personal level.

She pulled back, gave a clap and held her arms open. "So what'll it be?" she asked with a big smile.

Salba Eldar Salba Eldar
 

Salba Eldar

Character
Character
Her eyebrow twitched under the beskar, as she chewed on her lip at the words of the woman. It was rather hard to explain to the woman, namely how there was problems on two fronts for showing what was under the helmet; and showing her eyes was out of the question. Salba was clearly uncomfortable with this question, as she looked away, craning her neck as she wasn't sure what to say. She was trying to be nice, yet at the same time what Shai was asking was insanely personal and violating her cultural rites on two fronts.

Sabacc was shot down, and it seemed the woman was pushing for another solution to their impasse, and Salba slowly turned back to face the woman now. The frown she wore slowly shifted into a smile, as it seemed that the terms would be agreeable. The touch of the other woman drew her attention, as the Mandalorian looked hard at the arm on her shoulder, then to the woman who had touched her. Shaking her head slowly, the Mandalorian saw a potential future that might be gleamed from this encounter, and she was going to take it. "It's your funeral, but you try any funny buisness and we'll have a problem." Salba said rather firmly, pointing towards Shai, before seemingly ready to depart. "Show me your vessel." Salba stated, waiting for the woman to take her to it.

Shai Maji Shai Maji
 

Shai Maji

Aspiring Pirate
Character
The woman agreed and Shai gave a cackling laugh to the woman's warning. "You're asking a lot from me." she joked back. "Follow me." she said before downing the rest of her drink and taking hold of her hand to pull her along out of the bar. Outside she let go and led the way back with a spring in her step. "Don't worry, I know better than to try and pull a fast one on a Mando. From what I heard, you guys pack enough firepower to take on an army." she spoke as she walked, keeping her pace to walk next to Salba. "What's being a Mando like, anyway? How do you guys pee in that armour? I've always wondered how that works. Also when do you take off your helmets? Like does it come off during a hookup or do you guys just do an intense T-visor stare at each other?" she rambled on, giving a rather hearty laugh at the end of her slew of questions.

Eventually they arrived at her ship and Shai led her on board. "Hey baby! I'm home!" she called out into the ship and a series of happy beeps answered back from inside. A few moments later a little BB-droid rolled up to them and she knelt down to give it rubs all over like it was a pet. "You stay out of trouble?" she asked with a smile. It beeped in confirmation, earning a pet on its dome. "Good." she got up and nodded down the hallway. "Kitchen's right up here. That's baby, he helps me out a ton to keep the ship running. These days I'm hoping to get a few more crew members on board." she explained as she led the way.

In the kitchen she opened a cupboard and retrieved a few rather expensive bottles of liquor. "Let the fun begin." she quipped as she set the bottles on the booth table along with two shot glasses.

Salba Eldar Salba Eldar
 
Top