@Irishfino: Very, very sad. Almost hard to say who got off worse here.
I swear, this is Agent Act 2 in a nutshell. Very fun to read.
So my entry now:
: Culture Shock
: Kirya and Rixik
Minor spoilers for Smuggler story immediately past Coruscant. Takes place (big surprise here) right around Republic Taris.
Again, a loose interpretation of the prompt.