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03.16.2013 , 10:26 PM |
: To Market, To Market
: Kirya Bilali (smuggler, natch), Corso Riggs, Risha
: Things I Hate to Ship
It was the first thing that came to mind. 200 words of fluff. No spoilers.
Kirya stomped back on the ship, “That’s it. Never again.”
Corso followed on her heels, “Aw, come on, it wasn’t that bad.”
Kirya spun on him, “I just spent a week in hyperspace with four hundred red-backed gizkas in individual cages cooing nonstop in the cargo hold, and another hundred in the common room because they wouldn’t fit anywhere else. We have grain and pieces of insects scattered all over everything and we are
getting that horrible smell out.”
Corso pulled up short, “Got here the day before anyone else though. Cornered the market.”
Kirya put her hands on her hips, “Yeah, so?”
“So? So that was a huge payday!” Corso said, “The profit from just ten of those things will more than pay for getting the ship professionally detailed if you want.” Kirya kept scowling. “Okay, okay, never again. No more live animals as cargo.”
Kirya nodded, “No more live cargo.”
“Okay.” Corso agreed.
“Okay.” Kirya said.
Risha peeked out from the top of the gangway, “So, I heard about some rare blue-scaled horranths on Terrat Five. I suppose you aren’t interested?”
“No,” Corso said.
“No,” said Kirya. She paused, “Well, maybe. How much are they worth?”
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