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    "No problem - it's funny how many people don't like things like red skin or horns sticking out of heads. It's a testament to how little of the galaxy they've seen." Neva grinned and pointed at her own head. "Luckily, travel is a cure for many such ailments."

    The approval to lift off winked across the primary screen and the Wayfarer rose off the platform in reply. Before long, they were out of the spaceport and winging their way toward the atmosphere. Neva took a bit of extra time getting there, flying at a slightly reduced angle so that Rossi could see as much of the planet as possible. She doubted they'd fly over their home, but the idea of that always seemed to excite new flyers. Once through the milkiness of atmo, Neva swung her seat to face the screens on her left.

    "I took the liberty of programming our route through hyperspace before you arrived. We'll be underway in a minute, so have a good look."

    The Zabrak's fingers flew over the console, setting in the multiple coordinates needed to reach the far-off planet. Once completed, she shifted her seat back into the forward position and locked it in place.

    "Here we go - this is my favourite bit." The way the stars bent as the ship jumped into hyperspace, that is. She always got a bit of a rush watching it, no matter how many times she experienced the jump. Of course, it only lasted a matter of fractions of seconds before space became a simple cold blur. Neva sighed and unbuckled her harness. "And we're away. You can unbuckle now and roam wherever you like."
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    Rossi



    Rossi craned her neck to see as much as possible as they took off. It was impossible to pick out their apartment among the scores and scores of them in the capital - even with the trees and shrubs her mother was patiently growing on the terrace, an unusual sight in the urban sprawl of Coruscant - but some other landmarks were more recognizable.

    "Look, the Senate Tower!" Rossi said, pointing to the most obvious one. It was the central point of the planet metropolis, and almost impossible to miss. "My mother's sister works there."

    She hadn't put much thought into her phrasing - mother's sister rather than aunt - but it was accurate. Rossi had never actually met Senator Mahr, or the previous Senator Mahr, for that matter, even though they were her adoptive aunt and adoptive grandfather respectively. Even Siralai herself rarely saw the rest of the Mahr family; having been raised in the Jedi Temple from toddlerhood, Siralai had never quite managed to overcome the emotional distance that had grown between them, even now that the physical obstacles could be removed if she so chose.

    Rossi would never have admitted it, but she was a little scared when the ship jumped to hyperspace. She hadn't traveled enough to be used to it yet, and her hands balled into nervous fists as they made the leap. After it was over, though, she had to admit it was a bit of a rush.

    "That was fun!" she said with a shy smile.
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    Neva had found herself smiling more than usual on the way off Coruscant - it had been awhile since she'd had such an enthusiastic passenger. While she could tell that Rossi was nervous about making the jump to hyperspace, she was pleased at how well the teen had handled the new situation. Yes, this was going to be a good trip.

    "I'm glad you enjoyed it! It never really gets old for me, either." The Zabrak led the way out of the cockpit back to the living space and stepped behind the counter of the small kitchenette. Neva grabbed an irradiated fruit drink from some nearby planet and pulled out three more cans while she was at it. These she left on the counter - if anyone wanted one, it was clear that one would be available - it was equally clear that they were expected to help themselves. She pressed a bump on the top of the can, which subsequently opened a small hole on the other, and took a sip.

    "Well, we're away. We should be arriving at our destination in about fourteen hours. You're welcome to any of the places I've shown you on the ship - and to whatever you can find in the kitchen."

    Neva didn't always sit and socialize with the people she was ferrying. To be honest, it was refreshing to have interesting company. She flopped backwards into one of the brightly coloured shapeless bag 'chairs' while reaching up to snag an odd looking metallic object from a nearby nook. Neva tucked the drink in beside her, then pulled out her multitool and started fiddling with the trinket. It wasn't that she was disinterested in her clients, she just liked to have her fingers busy. She was, in fact, almost bursting with curiosity, though Neva was mature enough to be courteous.

    "So, this aid mission. I had assumed you were going on behalf of the Order, but if you're not a Knight, should I then assume that you are funding this aid mission on your own?"

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    Siralai Mahr



    "The Jedi Order doesn't typically fund aid missions regardless," Siralai explained. "The Order may provide personnel in the form of Jedi or support staff, but they simply don't keep sufficient monetary reserves on hand to provide credits or goods. Half of our funding for this particular mission comes from the Republic - with the stipulation that it will go to their colony only, and not be used to assist Imperial settlers. Our family will be making up the difference so that we can help both colonies equally. Fortunately it shouldn't be too financially costly."

    Siralai's tone was matter of fact about all this. In her eyes, money was not worth hoarding. The only purpose of money was how far it could go to help people. Spending it this way seemed logical and normal.

    "You do make a good observation, though - my unusual relationship with the Order does mean a deviation from the usual command structure. The Order is aware of the mission, and to the extent they can do so apolitically they wish us well, but we do not act on their behalf or have any sort of official sanction. We're just private citizens donating time and money of our own free will, not working for anyone else."

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    Neva was genuinely surprised that the Jedi weren't in the business of funding aid missions. It seemed like they helped a lot of people, mitigated peace talks and fought for the rights of various peoples. It hadn't crossed her mind that they weren't gaining financial support from sponsors or the families of those they trained at their schools. Every other well-known organization seemed to be around simply to make money. She wondered what made the Jedi any different...or if they really were different. Siralai was only one person - not a full Knight - and clearly a philanthropist. She would be the last person that should find out that the Order was sitting on pots of credits, that is, if the Order wanted to continue to sit on those credits. Neva may have had her suspicions about the true intentions of the Jedi Order, but she had no reason to doubt Siralai's words.

    "Your resolve to assist people in need is admirable." Neva said, with some amount of said admiration in her voice. "I have met a few people who would spend as much to help a friend, but an extraordinarily few who would do so for strangers. Do make a habit of swooping in with aid with or without the blessing of the Order or the Republic? If so, you should keep my comm for future reference!"

    She grinned, but quickly added, "Though I am not based out of Coruscant, I am certain I could make myself available in a reasonable time. As it turns out, the galaxy is really not that big."

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    Siralai and Trystan Mahr



    Siralai and Trystan exchanged a smile when Neva asked if swooping in to help people was a regular thing.

    By way of explanation of the look they had shared, Trystan told Neva, "She absolutely does. That's how she ended up with me, in fact. She swooped in to save the life of an injured enemy pilot. And here we are."

    'Here we are' meaning a lot of different things, in this case. Alive. Married. Together on this ship. About to embark on another mission that was intended to save Imperial as well as Republic lives.

    "And what about yourself?" Siralai asked. "Is this commonplace for you? I realize a job is a job, but you didn't hesitate when you found out it was a humanitarian mission, or who we would be aiding. Is this a routine trip for you?"

    Either way, at least based on how things had gone so far, they would certainly be eager to work with the Zabrak pilot again. It wasn't that common to find people who were both brave and open-minded, and Neva seemed to be both.

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