"Melany, wait!" cried Perdante. "As I was talking to Admiral Onasi, he was telling me about the other people who would serve on the Millennial. I'm completely sure that I heard him say your name. Please, come back. If we're going to track this 'Khristoff' down, who better than a conniving smuggler to sneak around, track down leads, and infiltrate his lair if we reach it? Eh?"
Melanythought about Perdante's offer. Then she smiled.
"All right. I'll play along." She looked at Perdante sadly. "Were you guys angry with me... when I left the Order?"