As I watched the officer draw nearer, I thought to what the larger one had said just moments ago. “If they’re suspicious, shoot!”. Well, this guy was suspicious. Was I really supposed to trust the Imperials blindly, though? Who was I to say that this Novus character was not any more honorable than my current comrades? Still, my finger lightly grazed the trigger, but the rest of my body was frozen in place. I watched the officer out of the corner of my eye. “I really wish he’d just drop that blaster”, I thought to myself. He raised his blaster, aimed the weapon, and…
He dropped the blaster. “Huh”, I barely whispered.
Novus turned towards where the blaster dropped, but the officer had already ran away. He chuckled to himself. Meanwhile, apparently I had made just enough noise to next draw his attention. He spotted me, turned, and bellowed,
“Well what do we have here? You don’t appear to be one of THEM. Who are you, boy? What is your name?”.
I guess he had noticed my lack of any Imperial regalia.
" Orion Farlander. But you can call me Ri."