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Taliya has bought a used space ship, had a few (mis)adventures with it, and has gone to look up an old friend from school for help. Picking up from last week.
They made small talk until their food arrived and then Josul put a small object on the table. It emitted a silent hum and Taliya winced.
“You’ll get used to it in a few minutes,” he assured her. “It keeps us from being overheard.”
She raised an eyebrow.
“You didn’t come all the way out here to rib me about my love life. What’s wrong?”
Taliya sighed. “I don’t know exactly, but I’m being pursued by several law enforcement agencies and even more crime syndicates.”
He stared at her, his fork halfway to his mouth. “You?”