Skipping ahead a bit. Taliya has taken possession of her ship, named the VainGlory by its previous owner, and has moved it from the sales lot to a berth at the planet’s station. She spent the night on board and has just finished breakfast at the station…
She turned at the sound of her name to find two large men approaching her. There was something official about their demeanor and she felt a wave of anxiety that was immediately followed by a flash of anger: what had her mother done to her this time?
“Could you come with us, please?”
She raised an eyebrow as a lifetime of training took over. “Not until you tell me who you are and where you want me to go.”
The younger one flushed in embarrassment but the older one reached into the pocket of his jacket and showed her a badge: Pendelia Four Planetary Investigations. “I’m Agent Capize and this is Agent Ridi. We need to talk to you.”
“What do you know about Vastyne Byrd’s Ships?”
“Not much. I purchased the Vain Glory from them, took possession last night. Is something wrong?”
“Their business was destroyed last night – blown up.”
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