Rita nodded quickly. "I may be impulsive at times," she murmured to Raze. "But I ain't stupid!" Slowly, she lifted her hands out away from her body and called to the stranger, using slightly slower speech and absolutely no slang words, "You are a friend of Ulim. We are both gunners on that ship."
She turned a little, nodding to Raze. "This is the captain. We won't harm you."