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. This picks up from last week’s snippet, in which Taliya filled Josul in on what’s been happening since she bought the ship.
“My mother and I had a falling out. Actually, I walked out and she told me not to come back.”
“She sold Luz. She kept me away on business until Grandmother died and she could take over the House and then she sold Luz to an off-world slaver in a merchant fleet.”
“Oh, Tal…” Josul shook his head. “What are you going to do now?”
“Make a go of my own business and then contest her for the House.” There was an uncharacteristically hard edge to her voice. “But first,” she said with a sigh, “I have to be able to actually do cargo or charter runs.”