Star Wars: Through the Never

2 years prior to The Force Awakens...
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Snuggled between an imposing mountain range and what was widely considered the galaxies largest artificial ocean, the ornately lit destination city of Canto Bight gleamed in the midday's light. Renowned as a luxurious coastal city and the capital of the planet Cantonica, its carefully masoned streets and plaza's were home to a myriad of clubs, casinos, hotels, boutique shopping zones and any number of other distractions for the universes most wealthy and affluent denizens.

The city was truly a beacon of opulence on the otherwise mostly desert world, the most on the nose symbol of Centrist High Society. A beacon so bright that no patron or tourist who arrived within it's sphere of influence would ever notice The Tangle, a scant 500 meters west of the walls of Old Town, draped across the landscape of the foothills of the mountain range.

Out of sight, and out of mind, The Tangle was nothing more than an encampment of hand-made shanties, tents, and shelter halves put together into a makeshift settlement. It represented a loose band of homeless beings who long ago came together to form a semi-autonomous community on the far outskirts of the city.

A bright flash of light and a loud explosion far above the domed buildings of the city rapidly made it's way over The Tangle, causing Tsivoin's bright violet eyes to fly open. The young Zabrak laid motionless for an instant, his heart pounding as a keen focus slowly pushed the bleary sleep from his gaze. Tsivoin reluctantly pulled the threadbare blanket off his frail form rose from his sleeping mat.

Despite the continued cacophony of mid-day fireworks erupting from the city proper, the grey skinned humanoid took care to move as silently as he could, some of the others in his tent slept with noise canceling fabric stuffed in their auditory receptors... some just simply slept through the noise altogether.

It took only minutes for Tsiv to clean up and change into one of his simple maroon hooded-tunic's and a pair of workers fatigues he'd pilfered from a construction site a few weeks back. The boots he pulled onto his feet were several sizes too large, and the plastinaps he'd stuffed in them were already wearing down. He twisted his head to the side abruptly, cracking the vertebrae in his neck... a motion he habitually practiced when trying to clear his mind. Let's go, you'll be late if you don't get moving. he thought to himself.

The teenagers walk to the edge of the city was uneventful, and he waited at the cities wall for his turn to cross. There was no entrance proper to the Canto Bight from the west, only a handful of tight crevasses and passages smoothed out over time by other gentle-beings as downtrodden as he was.

The smell always hit him first, as he crossed into Canto Bight proper. The smell of exotic, carefully prepared meats and delicatessens. His mouth involuntarily watered and he flicked his tongue over parched lips. He flicked his neck again before pulling the hood over his horned head and working his way into the throngs of beings, the mid-day parade having just finished they were returning to whatever it was they'd traveled to the resort city for.

It took Tsivoin an extra five minutes to reach his destination, Klang's Place. He'd had to take a diversionary route when he'd noticed a pair of Red Key Raider goons loitering outside of Zord's. His lip had curled when he spotted them, no doubt waiting for whatever crime lord they were working for to have his fill of the Spa and Bathhouse. Red Key was trouble he couldn't afford, and so now he stood near the dumpster in the back of Klang's being berated for his tardiness.

"Look it won't happen again Nello. I swear. I just had some trouble getting through the parade crowd." Tsiv kept his voice low and any defensiveness out of his posture... the way only a being who'd lived a life of servitude could.

"Hermph, well it had better be, T, because you know Klang's not going to stick his neck out for an urchin like you." the one eyed Abyssin spat at him before stepping out of Tsiv's way and allowing the Zabrak through the back door.

Tsiv subconsciously touched the palm of his hand to the front pocket of his work trousers, feeling the edges of the small stack of credits he'd pilfered from a pair of Pantoran's on his way in. He surely wasn't going to be telling Nello that he was also late because he'd stopped to rob an easy mark around the corner from Canto Casino...
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Canto Bight was, as some would describe it, the most happening place in the galaxy. Beautiful resorts, rich masonry, and lavish entertainments. Everyone who was anyone came to Canto Bight whether for business or pleasure. Nova wasn't anyone, but that didn't stop her from convincing everyone she was. A young street rat from the gutters of Vorzyd V, she wandered the streets of Canto Bight as if she had always been there. Here it was easy to make a name for herself. Many of the people visiting Canto Bight had special needs and Nova had certain talents that lend themselves well to transporting specific items. For some reason people just seemed to find her charming and often chose to look the other way every time she passed through customs. That was the kind of guaranteed delivery that only she could offer. It afforded her a fairly nice apartment on the luxurious side of town and a little spending money to take to the casino with her on an occasion like today. Earlier she had seen a gown in a boutique window and decided to splurge, but it was just a bit out of her price range.

Nothing like a quick trip to the casino to win a few extra creds, she thought as she walked up the stairs and crossed the threshold of the entrance. By now the evening crowds were beginning to assemble at the tables and the air was filled with the familiar sound of poker chips clicking, dice rolling and cards flipping. The musical tones of slot machines blared over the din of the crowd as Nova passed. Her favorite game was craps simply because it was easier for her to cheat, but she didn't start there. Too obvious to suddenly arrive at the casino and immediately start winning. Instead she sat down at a nearby sabaac table and pulled some credit chits out of her pocket. She played a few hands and lost some money. Not much, though, she was careful about that. Reading the other players around the table was tricky. Sometimes it was easy to bluff people into making a bad bet, other times they were too strong-willed. One could never be sure of the result.

She spent some time wandering the casino after that, sitting down at some of the other card tables or playing the slots. The sun had gone down by the time she found herself at the craps table. After losing a fair amount of money in other games the second she had those dice in her hand she suddenly found herself on a hot streak. Somehow she always managed to land on exactly what she needed on every roll. The dice had been tested, of course, so the alien running the table knew she wasn't cheating. What he hadn't seen, though... Or rather, what no one had seen was the slight gesture she made with her hand every time she rolled the dice...
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Tsivoin's shift at Klang's was mercifully uneventful. The young Zabrak pocketed the palm-full of credit's he'd earned for washing the bar ware and keeping the place tidy through the dinner and evening rushes and winced. As he made his way carefully down the back alley he inspected his hand and identified a small cut he'd suffered at some point during the shift. It wasn't serious, and there was little he could do about it now anyway, he needed to get across town to the Coruscant Hotel and Casino for his next job of the night.

The Zabrak was undocumented. He had no papers, no citizenship, no family that he could speak of. He caught flashes of memories, here and there, of what he thought was his homeworld. He wasn't sure how old he'd been at the time, but it'd been several years since the Cartels had come and raided that place. He'd spent the years that followed as a slave. Tsiv pulled his hood over top his head as he recalled the events that led to him escaping that servitude, he was sure that at any moment he may be spotted, snatched, and tossed back into that awful life, and hurried along down the street.

The sun had long since fallen over the horizon of the artificial Sea of Cantonica, leaving the city of Canto Bight to provide it's own brilliant illumination. The spectacle was obnoxious, but Tsivion used it to his advantage. The many brilliant and harshly lit signs, billboards, and street lamps were meant to dazzle the cities patrons, not efficiently and orderly light the streets. As such they produced a labyrinth of shadows that Tsivoin now navigated, eventually reaching the Coruscant Hotel and Casino.

He entered through he back door, slinking through the corridor that separated the kitchen and laundry facilities of the Hotel/Casino, until he came to a small store-room. He knocked on the door in a precisely timed pattern, and stepped through the door, hearing it woosh shut right behind him.

"Kade ukuphi?" he heard immediately. "Walinda isikhathi eside." Senna Bertyl rebuked him in an exasperated tone.

"Kwakufanele nakayo, Red Key Raiders edolobheni." Tsivoin replied. The pair spoke Sy Bisti, a trade language used mostly in the very Outer Rim and into the Unknown Regions.

Senna, a female Devaronian, considered his explanation and warning for a moment and nodded her head slightly. She wasted no further time and immediately began to undress, the bright utility lighting causing her exposed orange/pink skin to seem as if it was glowing. She was about the same age as Tsiv, so far as they could tell anyway - a bit shorter, though the pair shared the same frail frame of someone worked too hard and fed too little. She had violet colored hair and markings that contrasted with the tea-rose complexion. The two had met shortly after he'd arrived at The Tangle and had were the closest thing either had to family.

The two spent no time with idle chatter, and with a practiced ease they executed an almost graceful ballet in the cramped space of the store room. At the dances end, they'd swapped their ensembles completely, Tsivoin now wearing the Coruscant Hotel and Casino's distinctive dark blue and gold uniform while Senna had dressed down into his plain tunic and utility trousers. The pair of humanoids touched foreheads in a warm gesture and Tsivoin reiterated his earlier warning. "Qaphela endleleni."

"Njalo." Senna replied as she keyed the door to reopen. The pair disembarked immediately in opposite directions Tsiv heading deeper into the Casino, Senna starting her trip back to The Tangle...
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One more pair of doubles and she had just about all she needed. As Nova reached down for the dice one last time, though, she felt a tug at the back of her mind and looked up. Not far away she caught sight of two casino security guards taking a keen interest in her game. One was whispering to the other and pointing in her direction. She immediately passed off the dice to the next person then turned to leave. That's when she caught sight of two more security guards heading towards her. They just about had her surrounded, limiting her options for escape.

Looking around her eyes locked on a young Zabrak carrying a platter full of drinks. With a slight flick of her fingers she pulled the tray from his hands, nearly taking the Zabrak with it as he tried to hold on. He stumbled and fell as the tray slid across the floor under the foot of the nearest security guard. The guard stepped on it then immediately lost his footing as the tray slid forward without purchase. He fell backwards, taking several patrons with him and making a huge mess. Nova made a quick bee line through the opening she just created, heading towards the door. She was a mere fifteen feet away when three more security guards appeared out of nowhere and surrounded her.

"Miss, please come with us," one of them said and Nova sighed softly.

The security guards escorted her to a back office where she found the young Zabrak seated in a chair across a large ornate desk. On the other side of the desk sat a well groomed man dressed in a snazzy suit.

"Please sit," he said, directing Nova to the other chair next to the Zabrak.

Nova did as he asked, casting a side long glance at the Zabrak.

"That's quite the hot streak you were on, miss..." his words trailed off.

"Nova," She said in response to the unspoken question.

"Miss Nova," the man finished. "My name is Jhoren Ray, I work for Jorka Edy. Do you know who that is?"

Nova nodded but said nothing.

"Nova," Jhoren continued thoughtfully, "That's an interesting name. Except, it isn't really yours, is it?"

"What are you trying to say," she asked, narrowing her eyes at him.

He keyed a few switches on the device mounted to his wrist then made a gesture as if he were pushing something at her. An image appeared on the display on the desk in front of her and on the screen behind him. It was the image of a thirteen year old Nova, an arrest record of her from Vorzyd V. Emblazoned below the picture was the name Elena Connor.

"Disappeared eight years ago and then reappeared here. Tell me, how does a street rat from Vorzyd V find herself on Canto Bight dressed in the finest clothes money can buy and brushing elbows with the richest members of society?"

Nova shrugged, "Just lucky, I guess."

"Sure, or maybe it's something else." He pressed a few keys on his wrist pad again and security footage from the casino proper appeared.

"Tell me, what is this," he asked as he zoomed in on Nova's hands. On the screen she made a slight flicking gesture with her fingers right before the dice came up doubles.

"A twitch," Nova answered easily.

"Really," he said, "Let's watch some more."

He made a grand show of focusing on her hand each time she rolled the dice. Pointing out the gestures she made every time. Each time the dice would come up a winner, seemingly against all odds.

Nova looked annoyed. "What are you trying to say? That I can somehow magically control the dice," she asked finally out of frustration.

"It does seem ridiculous, doesn't it? After all magic isn't real, right? Or is it?"

He gave her a keen stare which she unerringly returned. "The Jedi aren't real and you're wasting my time. You pulled me in here because of a weird gambling quirk, everyone has them."

"As you say," he said with a shrug, "Yet oddly enough you were quick to leave and your accomplice here tried to help you escape."

"Accomplice," Nova scoffed at him, "Never seen the kid before in my life!"

"He dropped a drink tray in the path of one of my security guards. His gross incompetence nearly afforded you a chance to escape."

"So fire him for being clumsy and let me go! I've done nothing wrong!"

He crossed his arms at her and leaned back in his chair. "Fortunately for you I'm feeling inclined to let you go. I'll even allow you to keep your winnings. If what you're saying is true then it's been a very good day for you. If not then I would spend that money quickly."

Nova's entire body went cold as a dark shiver traveled down her spine. "What did you do," she asked, her voice taking on a more fearful tone.

"I have a friend in the First Order who happens to be very interested in people with your, um... Talents. Paid quite a bit of money to learn about you. His men should be arriving soon, in fact."

Nova's face went completely white then all of a sudden she stood. The two men behind her raised their stun blasters, but before they could fire they were suddenly thrown against the wall by an invisible force. Nova turned to face Jhoren and with a gesture she threw him up against the screen behind his desk, cracking it and knocking him out. His body fell to the floor in a heap.

"Get up, kid, it's time to go," she shouted at him...

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"Three Tarkenian Nightflowers, two Lomin Ale's and a glass of Andoan Wine. Take these to the Sabaac section, table 83!" The bar back called out as he slammed the Lomin Ales onto the tray.

Tsiv was next up in the rotation of runners to the Zabrak slid to the service area and hoisted the tray up onto his shoulder. He took an extra second to steady it and then sped off gracefully through the bustling casino towards the section of Sabaac tables. Even for a weekend night, the place was jam packed and it took all of Tsivoin's concentration and coordination to keep both himself and the arrangement of drinks upright.

That was, of course, until he swore he caught a flash out of the corner of his eye. He glanced off to his left for just a micro-second and had barely registered a pair of security guards moving with a purpose before it seemed as if someone just all of a sudden tried to yank the tray out of his grasp. Tsiv's focus shot straight back to the tray as he tried in vain to keep it flat and upright, but just as he thought he might have succeeded the tray lept out of his tight grip and he stumbled to the floor trying to catch it.

Tsiv crashed down to the tiled floor and shut his violet eyes slowly in defeat. The Zabrak was an undocumented and very possibly wanted being working under the table for hard creds, he could scarcely afford any amount of scrutiny, but as he watched the guard slip on the tray and fall into two rather affluent looking Pantoran's, Tsiv felt a knife twist in his gut. Shavvit he thought to himself.

It wasn't but a few minutes later he'd been forcefully escorted into a back office, shoved into a chair and told to wait quietly. The teen was expecting the snazzy dressed official to question who he was, who had hired him, where his papers were... or maybe just outright ask for his uniform and tell him to never show his horned head there again... instead, curiously enough, he watched on perceptively as a pair of guards drug a human female into the office and all attention was pointed in her direction.

It wasn't until he heard the man say the words, "-your accomplice here tried to help you escape." that Tsiv felt a cold sweat start to prickle at his lower back. He immediately opened his mouth to clear the air but the girl named Nova... or Elena, or whatever - was faster to the punch.

"Accomplice, never seen the kid before in my life!" he heard her exclaim and for the briefest of moments he let his violet eyes shift from looking straight down at the floor in front of the desk to glance sidelong at her with an expression of appreciation.

"So fire him for being clumsy and let me go! I've done nothing wrong!"

The expression was short lived. His brows furrowed into a scowl and he started trying to replay some of the conversation. What were these two talking about, Magic and Jedi, what had he stumbled into?!

The teen couldn't have been less prepared when the girl next to him shot to her feet and the Casino boss and his guards were knocked unconscious by some invisible force.

"Get up, kid, it's time to go!" He heard her say, but all he could do was glance left and right, his jaw a bit slack as his mind tried to reconcile what his eyes were seeing.

"What are you, dumb and deaf? Let's... Go..." she repeated in a slower, darker tone.

Tsiv blinked his violet eyes and looked up at her. "Wh- Where? What do you mean? Look I don't want anything to do this..." He spoke finally, raising his arms slightly up and out to the sides, as if some unseen authority was watching.
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"Put your hands down, you look ridiculous," Nova told him exasperatedly as she drew her blaster and moved to the door. With one hand she held her blaster up while the other carefully cracked the door open so she could peer outside. More casino security guards were gathering just outside the office, just about half a dozen. "Look, I get it," she continued, speaking over her shoulder at Tsiv, "None of this is your fault and you don't want to get involved, but the fact is you can't stay here, okay? They think you're with me and you're not going to convince them otherwise. If they catch you they'll torture you and kill you. So stay here if you want or come with me, but you need to decide NOW!"

As she finished that last statement she blasted the doors off their hinges with a powerful shockwave, knocking over all of the security guards in the hallway. Then she took off running down the hallway past the guards and towards the casino proper. She didn't bother checking to see if the Zabrak had followed her. By the time she reached the casino floor, though, there was a ruckus as a squad of First Order stormtroopers suddenly burst through the entrance. She was on the balcony above them overlooking the casino floor and as she watched a figure clad all in black and carrying a vicious looking axe entered behind the troopers and ordered them to fan out.

"Fething bantha poodoo," she swore quietly to herself and quickly ducked behind a large potted plant. The First Order had been surprisingly quick to arrive. Jhoren must have been watching her for awhile and called the First Order before having his guards pick her up.

The Zabrak from before had reluctantly followed her from the office and she quickly grabbed him and pulled him down behind the plant. "Tell me you know of another way out of here," she asked him...

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Tsiv remained seated for a solid second as he considered his predicament. He had no idea who this person was, and had no reason to trust her... but as he sighed heavily he came to the ultimate conclusion that it didn't matter. When Jhoren woke up, the human wasn't going to believe anything he had to say in his defense. Like it or not, he was as good as burned at this casino, and more than likely the entirety of Canto Bight. Competition was fierce here between establishments, but that didn't mean ownership wouldn't band together to blacklist a bad egg. He'd seen it before.

He made the decision and stood, jogging out into the corridor and following Nova towards the balcony. He'd barely managed to get there and catch a glimpse of some white armored troopers when she yanked him down into a crouch and asked if he knew another way out.

"Yeah, uh.. This way." He motioned with his horned head down a side corridor. "There's a back set of stairs that leads to the drink cellar. The pricey stuff gets delivered straight there by an overhead door that opens to the back. If you can get us to the stairs, I can get you out of the city."
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Nova nodded then glanced over the rim of the pot. The stormtroopers down below were busy checking each of the patrons one by one, sometimes being rather rough with them. They seemed thoroughly distracted so now was as good a time as any. "Alright go," she said, urging him forward. They both ran down the corridor to a flight of stairs leading down to the main floor. Tsiv was going to have to lead her back behind the bar which meant crossing the casino floor. They made it about halfway before she heard a cry of alarm.

"There they are," one of the troopers shouted and he immediately opened fire on them.

His opening shots missed and Nova wasn't about to give him a second chance. She raised her blaster and fired once, catching him in the chest and throwing him to the floor. Then she turned to Tsiv. "Go! Now!"

He took off running towards the bar as more stormtroopers began to fire on their position. Nova squeezed off a few shots to keep their heads down then carefully made her way back towards the bar. She was almost there when a sudden force picked her up and threw her backward into a row of slot machines. She fell to the ground in a heap, her blaster skittering away from her along the floor. The black-clad figure was nearly on top of her now and as he raised his axe to cut her down she quickly ducked out of the way, just narrowly escaping. Then she turned and tried to aim her pistol at him realizing only then that she had lost it. He took another swing at her which she dodged and as he brought his axe back around towards her she scrambled to reach inside her jacket. The axe was just inches away from her face now when a golden blade suddenly appeared out of nowhere and stopped it.

There was an audible gasp from nearby patrons at the sudden appearance of a lightsaber. Many people were now torn between their curiosity and their flight for survival, but most wisely chose to run for their lives. "I recognize that blade," the axe-wielding Knight of Ren said from behind his mask, "You're one of Skywalker's pupils, aren't you? Pity, you should have died with the rest."

Nova said nothing before she pushed away from him. The two of them traded blows, taking turns striking and then parrying each other's attacks. Nova had no intention of getting into a prolonged battle, however, and took the first opportunity she could find to escape. The Knight raised his axe over his head for an overhand strike and as she ducked out of the way she reached out with the Force and tugged on a large, ornate statue standing nearby. The statue fell between them, separating her from the knight. Then she disengaged her lightsaber, summoned her blaster to her hand and took off after Tsiv. Blasterfire followed her as she went and she found Tsiv standing near the entrance to the back with his mouth agape.

"Stop standing there like an idiot and run," she shouted at him as she ran past and through the doors...

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Tsivoin spun around as he noticed that Nova was no longer running next to him and as he did the Zabrak froze in place as he watched a black clad monster swing an axe over his head at the girl. In an instant the teens mind was consumed by a primal fear he couldn't begin to explain.

The Casino shattered into pebble sized rubble around him and he was transported back to his homeworld of Feldrona and he could only stand helpless as he watched on as his former home was ransacked around him. A band of Axamine Warriors and Cartel henchmen had invaded the Zabrakkian colony and were rounding up and separating any Zabraks remaining that hadn't fought to their deaths resisting capture.... And in the middle of it all, was a trio of fearsome looking wraiths, dressed in all black garb wearing terrifying masks stalking through the chaos in a deliberate search for something, or someone.

"Stop standing there like an idiot and run!" Nova's shout startled Tsivoin and the flashback disappeared and the disoriented Zabrak was thrust back into the present reality.

Too petrified to do otherwise, Tsiv immediately obeyed her command and fled. It took only moments for them to crash past the cowering barstaff and after nearly tumbling full on down the winding staircase that led them to the cellar, Tsiv was know hunched over the controls that were meant to raise the overhead cargo door. It wouldn't respond.

"It must have a coded lock or someth-" He started to say, turning towards Nova only to be forced to dodge out of the way as that golden-amber blade of hers once more erupted to life and sliced a roughly oval shaped whole in the door.

"We don't have time for this. Move it." Nova ordered as she disengaged the blade and Tsiv did as he was told. He led her through the whole, careful to avoid the still cooling edges, and the pair quickly shuffled off down the alley.

Tsivoin's knowledge of the entwining alleys and gangways allowed them to slip the noose of the First Order's search pattern and before long, he the pair were squeezing their way through one of the particularly narrow and claustrophobic crevasses in the west wall of Canto Bight's Old-Town district.
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Tsiv's knowledge of the city was impressive. He led her down alleyways and side streets which she had never known even existed. It wasn't long at all that he had her completely turned around, but she had to put her faith in his desire to live and trust him anyway. They had just finished slipping through the First Order's net and as he led her to a tiny crevasse in a very large wall Nova finally had the realization they were heading for Old Town.

"Where--," she started, but Tsiv had already squeezed himself into the crevasse and was on the other side. "Hey wait," she said, squeezing in behind him. Once they were both on the other side of the wall she grabbed him by the shoulder and spun him around. "Where the hell are you taking me? We need to get off this planet."

"I can't," he told her, "We can lay low here."

"Okay," she said patiently as she wrapped her arms around his shoulders and pointed to the sky. "See that," she asked.

Tsivoin looked up where she was pointing and spotted a small, triangular shape high up in orbit around the planet. "That means we can't lie low anywhere, got it? You want to stay here and die that's your business, but I'm getting off this rock."

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Tsiv bristled as she grabbed hold of his shoulders and despite the dire plight he couldn't help but shake free of the grip with as a fire flashed behind his violet eyes. "Fine, run if you want." he snapped maybe more harshly than he'd meant to. "Spaceport was probably shut down the minute they got here, though. Wouldn't expect a hoomie to think about anyone but herself anyway. Us urchin actually lookout for each other."

He glanced up at where she'd pointed, then quickly back at the crevasse they'd left the city through. "I'm going back to The Tangle, no one's going to bother with us there, and if they do they'll regret it." he said confidently, turning and muttering something in Sy Bisti under his breath he took off into the darkness. If she wanted to waltz into a trap at the spaceport, so be it. He had to get back to The Tangle, to let Senna know what happened. She'd know what to do. She always knew what to do.

"You go there, you'll only be leading danger right to them." He heard Elena try to caution him to his back, but just kept walking. What'd she know, anyway, she was just like the rest of the rich humans who came here to Canto Bight, looking to take advantage of any lower being they could.
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Re: Star Wars: Through the Never

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Nova stared at him as he left then let out an explosive sigh. Such bold naivety, when was the last time she experienced that? Was it Luke when he rescued her from Vorzyd V? She shook her head. That fool's going to get himself killed. She hurried after him and caught up with him just before he disappeared from sight. "Look, we'll go to the Tangle, alright," she said, "You do what you have to do there, see who you have to see, whatever. Afterward, you and me need to split. The longer we stay on this planet the more chances we give them to find us."

"Us," Tsivoin asked harshly. "Why do you even care?" He snapped.

"Because I got you into this," she told him and there was an odd sincerity in her tone. "It didn't have to be you, okay? It could have been anyone! I just needed a distraction and you were the first thing I saw! If I let you go now and you get killed because of me then I have to live with that for the rest of my life!"

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