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Nuzzling awake covered by a jacket I flicked my eyes open and saw Kel. Opening my mind I pulled the gems that'd fallen into the couch out and swirled them around with a little spin. I still tasted Kel's blood in my mouth and saw the spiderweb of scratches I'd put on his back and bit the corner of my lip. Oops....I guess I'd been a little rougher than I might should have. Pulling my thigh holster with my pistol from the ceiling rafters. Rising from the couch, holding Kel's jacket against my chest I reached out with The Force and cast my senses about the room.

Smiling I felt a hidden latch and engaged it. I felt the whole room descend smoothly and looking over at Cal sweetly I curled my legs up under me and looking over by the door I stretched out my right hand and with a pull of my mind my saber hilt slapped into my palm. The curved hilt and ebony leather handgrip felt like gripping a lovers' hands in your own. Wasn't exactly completely clothed.....however there wasn't much I could do about that just yet. Running my thumb across the ignition switch I triggered it with a snap-hiss, the amethyst glow crackling with small arcs of electricity within the beam.

The almost purring growl of the blade due to the instability I'd created within my saber crystal. Infusing the crystal with my own fusion of both light and dark lightning. Standing, holding the blade out and to an angle I looked towards Kal and said "Well? Shall we? I reckon anyone who puts secret elevators in clubs could certainly have put a locker with a change of clothes eh?" Looking around I saw at least a decent hangar. Complete with.....oh my.....this would do nicely.... In terms of ships it looked like it could use some work but she had promise.

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Celi sure could turn waking up into a show. As she opened her eyes, a bunch of gems floated mid-air, forming a little whirlwind. I placed his palm under it and moved upwards, to have the gems rest in his hand. Then I put them carefully into the pouch, which ended up in the pocket of my pants shortly. As Celi bit her own lip and rose from the couch, covered with my own jacket, l smirked. She looked so sweet now, yet the bite and scratch marks on my body told a different story.

Meanwhile, the holster with the pistol somehow flew towards her; so did the lightsaber hilt. Celi sure was accustomed to using her eerie powers to the fullest in day-to-day moments like that. To me, however, they still looked like a miracle. I stared at the woman and her little levitation show a bit longer; perhaps bordering on impoliteness under different circumstances

However, Celi did something, and then I felt a shift in the room. I couldn't figure out what it was yet, but he soon would. First things first: I needed my T-shirt (if it was still salvageable) and the jacket. Taking it off Celi there and then would be pretty rude. But then she ignited the blade, making me forget about that little inconvenience and captivating my attention. I had seen the Jedi a couple of times, even with a similarly-colored blades. But there was something different in how it looked and sounded: rawer, more rugged. I noticed that the color of the blade matched Celi's eyes. Then again, even my jacket on Celi was slightly amethyst now.

Her words brought me back to the moment and make me chuckle. They sounded like a good joke: "Mhhhhmmm, and exactly with your size, I reckon." That remark made me collect her clothes from the floor, just in case. "Seriously though, I wouldn't bet on it." Still, I followed Celi and her blade into the next room... which turned out ot be a hangar? The sight made me whistle. It had everything an aspiring ring leader could hope for... Or rather, the foundations for it.

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Smiling at Kel's comment about possible clothes being in my size and then his whistle at the hangar I moved inside. Saber held at a loose angle I walked forward towards the ship. Looked like there were several equipment loaders around. Along with several crates of tools and the like. Looked like the previous owner had had all this as a project...Now he'd set me up for success.

Casting my senses about the crates around I made a quick incision with my saber flicked down at an angle and simply tossed my saber into the air. Holding it aloft with The Force I searched through the locker and found a pair of form fitting combat trousers and Something I'd always wanted, as a Jedi I'd actually dreamed of them. Form fitted Echani Silk robes, they were incredibly durable and were also very expensive due to the quality of materials. There was a whole assortment of them...Reaching out I picked one out and almost moaned at how wonderful it felt to feel Echani Silk against my fingers.

Pulling one out I fitted it around my body and secured the silk sash in place. Sensing another bin of clothes I inverted my blade and flicked the tip of my blade through another lock. "There may be some clothes in that one for you Kel. These are mine though, you have no idea how long I've dreamed about having these...." My Combat instructor had had several of these robes, she looked as elegant in them as she did while fighting in them. Pulling my saber back to my hand I started looking around and found what looked to be a control cluster. Pushing a lever up dim amber lights flicked on around the ship.

I could hear a low whirring and a whining sound. Sounded like something was jammed, walking around towards the cargo door I could see it was the cargo loading ramp. It acted like a bridge between the ship and the dock.... couldn't get inside the ship before fixing the bridge. Well, every adventure had a few first steps to get going...

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Wouldn't bet on it, huh? How the kriff did she know?! Kel wasn't sure what surprised him more: that Celi predicted there'd be something of use here, or that the previous owner had left it to her. A part of him suspected that it would bite them later. You don't leave expensive stuff lying around when selling a place. Unless you got its worth in payment, or you don't intend to carry through with the sale. The implication was that Celi had more money on her hands than Kel had imagined... Or that she might have to expect guests in a day or two. But perhaps it was just Kel's paranoia, tempered in the streets of Nar Shaddaa.

"Oh, I've got everything I need," with Cel putting on a robe, Kel could have his leather jacket back. It wasn't too comfortable on a naked torso; but if it was zipped up, nobody would be the wiser. All things considered, losing the T-shirt to Celi's nails was totally worth it.

As the blonde pushed a lever, Kel realized another reason why the place might've been handed over without a fuss. "Looks like it'll take a while to get this place going, eh?" While the club itself seemed in a good shape, the hangar could definitely use some work... Maybe a lot of work. That meant getting credits, supplies, personnel... And securing those investments against the underworld gangs, who'd be all too eager to move in on the new proprietor.

Kel cast a glance at Celiana. With her new robes and a lightsaber ignited, she would sure come across as more intimidating than at the club. Not to Kel, but certainly to anyone stupid enough to take on a Jedi. The blonde also seemed to radiate a strong mix of confidence and enterprising spirit. It would be curious to see where it would get her.

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Smiling at Kel's comment of it taking a good while to get this place going I said "Depends on the droids they left behind Kel...." Snatching a tool bag from the table I started looking around. Looked like there was at least four load lifters, another four construction droids and at least another four maintenance drones. All without power though....Sighing I went through and popping the panels open on each droid looked like at least two had completely depleted power cells.

Typically that'd mean replacing them, but I wasn't about to just scrap them. Pulling the two power cells out I extinguished my saber and instead simply held the power cells in my hands. Concentrating, drawing on the lust still between Kel and myself, the ambition I had and Kel had though his motives may still be his own. I accelerated the emotional outpouring through The Force and as I did my forearms wreathed in violet, aqua, and crimson lightning. I could see the power cells charging and in under ten seconds they were ready to go. Reprogramming the two droids I was about to charge back up I set them to go and basically jump start the other droids.

Plugging the power cells back in they walked off to carry out that program. Looking at Kel I said "It pays to work smarter and not harder. Droids don't have to sleep after all...Might be worth checking out the rest of the crate though, who knows what could have been left behind for us? I am after all a fan of new, shiny toys."

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What can I say? I'm overwhelmed. Not only did Celi manage to get herself a place of her own, but complete with droids no less. Kel tilted his head as the blonde proceeded to inspect the droids. Then eerie glow filled the area, as the pilot saw Celiana pour energy into the depleted powercores. Wait, she can do that too? Next thing you're gonna tell me she can fly.

Despite the strange, cold feeling nudging at him, Kel was attracted to the woman and what he saw her do. It was nothing short of a miracle, and those just kept happening. "Wow, that's a pretty handy trick you've got there." He approached Celiana again, this time standing by her side. "You're full of surprises. And I've got to say, I'm slightly jealous of all the things you can do. Bet I haven't seen all of it yet."

Meanwhile, the reactivated droids proceeded about their business, to slowly bring the place back to life. Kel could only nod in agreement to what Celi said; his grin became wider. "Riiight. I'd rather you do the honors though. It's your show and your place, after all. I'm just happy to be a part of it."

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Smiling at Kel's comments I said "I learned that skill through a great deal of pain...You have to intake that level of energy before being able to unleash it. It was a.....violent lesson. As for not having seen all I can do yet you'd be correct, I am however just as fond of destructive powers as I am those that heal or educate." As he mentioned me doing the honors though I looked around and saw a droid restoring functionality to the cargo bay ramp. I could and probably should be going about all of this wearing boots, however having spent many years simply feeling the vibration of people's feet dragging along a practice mat I chose to go without.

Besides, it was highly likely that some of the best toys were aboard the ship itself. My saber and blaster pistol should be quite enough to deal with anything or anyone still aboard. Heading over to the cargo bay ramp I reached down to a panel and pulled the lever to engage the docking clamps on the cargo ramp. Looking back at Kel I said "Shall we take a look around? I'm curious to see what this girl has to offer."

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"Oh," the pilot mumbled, unaware of the nuances of Force training. "In that case, I'm slightly less jealous." The remark about using the destructive and healing powers in equal measure made Kel take note. It could be interpreted two-fold. The scoundrel made a note to himself not to double cross Celiana in the future. After all, he had seen what the Jedi could do. However, that begged the question: "Don't you think it's strange they left the ship behind? I mean, I wouldn't have." For the moment, Kel didn't even recognize the model of the vessel.

Regardless of Celi's answer, there was no turning back. Kel patted the jacket on his chest, feeling the blaster in the inner pocket against his torso. "Either way, it'd be wrong not to see what's lying around."

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Smirking at his comment of being slightly less jealous I said "suffering doesn't destroy, it refines." His comments about it being strange they left the ship behind and that he wouldn't have.... He had a point...even though the droids had been left here with no power and the ship had been left where it was. There was something....about this ship, I felt like it had potential. The cargo ramp locked into place with a resounding clang.

Walking up the loading ramp barefoot I was looking at the ship itself. Looked like there was a mix of runes along the hull...In both Mandalorian and Echani scripts. That, was highly uncommon in ANY part of the galaxy. Though I'd fought with and against both Echani and Mandalorian hunters. I'd be surprised if there weren't at the very least hidden cargo spots dotted all along the ship. As it stood Mandalorians were quite skilled at booby traps and I'd be surprised if there weren't at least a few.

I had the sneaking suspicion though that the pilot and co-pilot hadn't left the ship though. Echani and Mandalorians didn't exactly go down easily. Stepping forward into the hangar bay I pulled my saber and started forward into the ship interior.

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"Interesting point," Kel remarked on a somewhat strange statement. Perhaps the Jedi knew something he did not? After all, they were supposed to have a better understanding of the universe, seeing what they could accomplish. Regardless, if they were going in, he'd better be prepared as well. Unzipping his jacket, Kel reached for the blaster and held it steady, just in case. Seeing how Celiana was better equipped for close quarters—and had the only source of light—it made sense for her to take the lead.

The unfamiliar runes along the hull made Kel slightly uneasy. Who even decorates their ships that way? Got to be the same person who left the ship parked here. What if they aren't aware of the change of ownership? Then they'd see Celi walking around wearing their stuff. But how can the owners be around if the cargo ramp had been broken? Perhaps they didn't count on Celi finding the elevator? You've got a lot more questions than answers, Kel.

Despite that, he peered into the darkness illuminated only by Celi's amethyst blade. They had to look quite odd together; Kel especially, with just his pants, and a leather jacket over a scratched torso. But then again, they seemed to be alone, so who'd care?

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My blade illuminating the hallway I let out a low whistle. My senses on high alert as well, Mandalorian and Echani had fought against and alongside each other. Some had even married, the runes on the outer hull indicated a blend of cultures. As a archivist things like that intrigued me. But having been trained as an Echani blade well....Those blends of symbols typically dotted matching armor. Which meant whoever had owned this ship hap been at the very minimum VERY close.

As I moved through the ships' corridors I had my senses both in the halls and beneath the deckplating. If this ship had been a home or mobile clan home then it was likely that they'd had their own armory, smith, and workshop....Mandalorian armaments or Echani? That was one hell of a prize. Still.....I had the sense that the previous owners were still aboard though not exactly breathing either....

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There was something ominous about the corridor. Even his Jedi companion—usually quite confident—seemed rather tense. The strange rune decorations didn't add to Kel's confidence. Instead, they made the place rather surreal. That's why the pilot kept the pistol at the ready as he followed Celi further into the ship. Whoever tried to jump them from ahead or behind would get two blaster bolts at the price of one.

The vessel seemed bigger than his own Black Swift. It also felt like it had been abandoned for a while. Even though Kel couldn't quite describe the reasons why he thought that way. Regardless, he continued to walk half-turned, ready to shoot a target ahead or turn backwards and watch their backs. There was nothing more to say... Not to mention that making too much noise in a place like that would be rather foolish.

An uncertain smirk crossed his lips, as a thought came to him. That's one way to spend a hangover after a "first date".

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