The scenes are always the same. The golden-haired woman behind the counter of the parts shop, the Rodian shopkeeper taking inventory, the down-on-his luck spacer coming in for supplies.
The spacer always straightens up a little at the sight of the young woman, and smiles.
And when the Rodian goes into the backroom to find the parts the spacer needs, the man turns his full attention to the woman.
"Mind if I ask what a pretty girl like you is doing in a dump like this?"
The woman rolls her grey eyes. "Only if I can ask what a Core-Worlder is doing all the way out here, and as a spacer.
If I had to guess, I'd say… ran away from home? Caught a job on the first freighter that would have you?
And since you're shopping for parts here that aren't for a ship, reasonable assumption would be that you got stuck on this planet somehow and now you're caught up in day-to-day living."
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