Riebe and Alyssa followed Zan-Cool and Zil. After a little while, both women dropped back a little and Riebe turned to Alyssa.
"Alyssa," she said. "Why don't you see if you can find Rustic? Stay close to him and help him if anything goes wrong."
Alyssa nodded and turned away, leaving the group. Riebe continued on in silence. Finally, she asked a question.
"Zil," she said, getting his attention. "Would you mind telling us the name of your friend? I'm sorry if my question offends you, but I've learned in my life not to trust anyone too closely."
Meanwhile, Alyssa headed to Rustic's apartment and rang the chime. When there was no answer, Alyssa used the Force to open the door. An odd device was on the floor and the air still smelled of some kind of poison. Alyssa backed out in a hurry, feeling slightly light-headed.
"Oh, no!" she exclaimed. Oh, if only she had come sooner!