Last week we get information through an Imperial defector that Vader is obsessed with finding Luke.
All units were mobilized for the search. Even bounty hunters are on the scent. Everybody was eager to find Luke. No wonder since the bounty on his head was doubled.
But they are also behind other rebels, as I discovered to my horror. Someday, Wedge, Tarik, Gavin and I just wanted to check if on Nar Shaddaa was anything useful for the Alliance.
This was a bad idea. I've totally forgotten that my copilot and I was well known on the Smuggler's Moon. Unfortunately a bounty hunter discovered us, who was on the outs with me.
One day I defrauded him of a very high bounty when I freed rebels he had hunted down. Doing this his ship was heavily damaged and he vowed vengeance.
That he was now even able to get a high bounty was a lucky strike in his three eyes. He would kill two piranha beetles with one stone.
The bounty hunter confronted me in a back alley. "What do you think where are you going, Darklighter?"
"Wherever I go, I'm certainly not going with you, scum." I drew my blaster.
The bounty hunter laughed at me. "I shiver with fear, Darklighter. Drop your blaster and you'll live. If not - die." He aimed his blaster at my head.
I saw Wedge creeping up on him. He put his index finger on his lips and gestured that I should drop my blaster.
I followed his lead and dropped my blaster to the ground.
"I see you can be reaso..." The bounty hunter never finished the sentence. Blood oozed out of his mouth and he fell to the ground after Wedge shot him in the back.
I breathed a sigh of relief and picked my blaster up from the ground. "Thank you, Wedge."
He grinned. "You're welcome, Nomi. One bounty hunter less to worry about. We should leave Nar Shaddaa as fast as possible. Where one bounty hunter is there are certainly more of them."
I nodded. "Where are Tarik and Gavin?"
Wedge answered: "When I saw them the last they were on their way to the black market."
"Then we must pick them up there. Let's go."
Shortly after we reached the black market. I looked out for my brother and Tarik.
"There they are." Wedge pointed at a booth where he saw Gavin and Tarik. Both were discussing with the merchant.
We approached them and I tapped my brother on the shoulder. He turned and smiled at me.
"What do you think, sister, is this spare part 100 credits worth?"
I checked the emitter. "It seems in good shape, but 100 credits are way too much. 80 credits."
The merchant winced. "This would be my ruin, Miss. 90 credits."
I wrinkled my forehead. "85 credits. Take it or leave it."
The merchant winced again. "You're killing me... ok, 85 credits."
I smiled broadly and prompted the transfer on his account. "A pleasure to bargain with you."
I put the emitter in my satchel and grabbed my brother's arm. "We have to make off," I said quietly. "I had an encounter with a bounty hunter. Wedge shot him."
We went to the docking bay and shortly after our ship ascended in Nar Shaddaa's orbit. When we reached the jump point we entered hyperspace with destination Hoth, the location of our new base.