A day like no other

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A day like no other

Post by Adar Bolner » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:35 pm

It was a warm, sunny day in Naboo. Adar Bolner, a young 19 year old man, in particular was thrilled, as the rain and cloudy sky of last week had put him in a bad mood. It reminded him of the day his parents divorced, the day he made his first major decision of his life. He knew his mother, young and clever as she was, would be fine on her own, but his father, old and sensitive, would be devastated to lose not only his wife, but his son as well. His sister however didnt have the same remorse as he did, and has been living in Corellia ever since then. He trully wondered if he would ever see her again. His gaze returning to the weather, he wondered, why must a wonderfull and beautifull planet like this have those few weeks each year where it all pours down? After a few more minutes, he snapped out of thought. He needed to get ready to go to work, his shift at the factory was going to start in an hour. The road to work was long and it didnt help that it was rush hour. He quickly put some clothes, ate a nice,full breakfast and headed out to work.

The people of Naboo always seemed friendly to Adar. Sure criminals lived in all corners of every planet, not to mention the many crime syndicates that run all over the galaxy. But Adar had never encountered one while going about his business. Not until today. As he walked through the busy market, he bumped into a lady in front of him. He was about to ask her in a mix of confusion and annoyance why she had stopped, but she was faster on the tongue. She shouted "THIEF! THIEF! Stop him!". Adar could see a man running away from them, pushing the people aside as he fled. Although he knew from his strong sense of justice that the thief need to be caught and brought to justice, it really wasn't his problem. He put his hands in his pockets to feel... nothing? Where was his wallet? Could the thief have stolen not only this woman, but him as well? Upon realising this, he started chasing the man,while most people where either returning to their routines or looking on in confusion. The money he had meant little to him, but in that wallet was something more valuable. The only picture he had of his beloved grandfather, who used to tell him stories about the Empire, the Galactic Republic, the Clone Wars, the Jedi, the Sith, and most intrestingly about the Force. Even though he didnt really belive his stories, he loved listening to them as a child and as a teenager. He wasnt going to let this low life thief steal his memories away. "This is going to be one of THOSE days..." he muttered.
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Re: A day like no other

Post by Zasabi Ray » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:28 pm

Things had taken a turn.

Zasabi had heard of the famed pleasure world of Naboo, a world that would have remained a relatively trivial spot of sun in the galaxy were one of the most infamous dictators of the galaxy not from here. Despite the turmoil, however, it remained a pleasant place to visit, especially if one were interested in undersea exploration. Zasabi, for his part, was not much for the hobby, but something else had drawn him to Naboo.

It became a moot point the day before. His pursuers had found him, rendering his schemes dead in the proverbial and very literal water. Not only that, but the planetary security forces had been given a description of him with a number of crimes attached, both real and fictional. The short version was that if he didn't quickly change his image and identity, he was bound to be caught.

Maybe it was the lack of sleep, or maybe it was the fistfight-turned-chase fifteen minutes prior that had led to him having to steal a canoe from a couple on a romantic date, but he was getting sloppy. His spycraft had never been the best to begin with, but with everything that had happened it had reached a new level of messy. This was how he had come to the conclusion that he just needed to steal as many ID's as he could in order to find one he could reasonably approximate.

Of course, once his second target had marked him as a thief, rather loudly, he realized his plan was poorly thought out and unnecessarily risky. Sithspit, what am I even doing right now? This is just going to draw even more attention to me.

Drawing an arm around his head to shield his face from their view, he turned and nearly dove into a nearby alleyway. He had to make some distance between him and his pursuers, in case someone with an unusually strong sense of justice came knocking, but he also couldn't let what he had gathered go to waste. He began sifting through the three wallets, checking for identification. only one even remotely came close to looking like his current appearance, but nothing he had on hand was gonna make him, a lanky man in his thirties with dyed dark hair, look like a teenager.

"What a bust," Zasabi sighed as he tossed the others away. Maybe he could make this one work somehow. Sifting through the rest of the contents of the wallet, he found what he considered to be less than spare change and, curiously a piece of flimsiplast.

Flipping over the flimsi, he found that it was apparently a picture. "Didn't think they made these anymore," he muttered. So not only had he stolen a bunch of worthless wallets, but he had apparently stolen an antique photograph of someone's.... relative?

Sighing deeply, Zasabi pulled out a cigarette and began to light it. "Just one of those days I guess...
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Re: A day like no other

Post by Adar Bolner » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:28 am

The chase was on.

Adar thought he would be able to catch up to the criminal, but it seems he was far more capable than he originally gave him credit for. That and his lack of exercise, despite all the lifting he did in his factory work. He thought about contacting the police, but by the time they would arrive, the thief would be off the city, maybe even off the planet. No, he had to catch up to him now.

He only caught a glimpse of the pickpocket, but his dyed dark hair made it easier to track him. Adar also noted that he was probably in his thirties, and he was both astounded and dumbfounded at his ease of movement through the crowd and streets. I guess with age comes experience he thought. As the thought crossed his mind, the thief dove into an alleyway and, to his eyes, seemed to vanish. "How did he just do that?" Adar exclaimed, feeling a sense of defeat like never before.

However, that wasn't the only thing he would feel today. This... sensation. It was very similar to a gut feeling, or when a moment of clarity hits you. But it was more focused, almost like hearing a voice echo in the void of space. Adar didn't understand what it was, but he "followed" it, as if that made any more sense. He walked further down the long alleyway he was on, only to find it empty. Not even a rat was around, so that he could at least ask as to the whereabouts of the one he was after. The other side of this path lead to a street with dozens of Naboo citizens. Now it was impossible to find him, and even if he did he wouldn’t find his wallet. Maybe someone would recover it and bring it to a law enforcement unit. He begrudgingly decided to get on that road, head to a police station to report the crime, and head on to work.

But as he turned left to exit, he saw a man resting just at the turn of the wall of the wall,facing the busy street. He looked tense, and had just lit up a cigarette. The only thing Adar could think upon looking at him was that this man must have been going through tough times. Though he rarely talked to strangers, his grandfather would always try to help someone in need, or at least cheer them up, even if it was a beggar on the streets. It was immature of him to chase a thief for a photo of his grandfather, when the best way to remember him was to follow in his footsteps, and try to be better. Maybe he would dig up more information on those legends he talked about.

And so, Adar approached the smoking fellow. "Hey there, are you alright? You look more worried than a death row inmate on execution day!" he said, with a warm voice, cracking a smile and letting out a small laugh at the end.
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Re: A day like no other

Post by Zasabi Ray » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:04 am

Zasabi's head lifted sharply, his cigarette crumpling into his palm as a fist came up. In a split second he had gone from a state of repose to a combat stance, and upon seeing Adar's face the tension faded just as fast. This kid wasn't one of his pursuers.

"Sorry kid," he muttered, shaking out his now burned hand. In his surprise, the cigarette butt had made it's way into his palm and left a small char mark. "You're honestly not far off."

Once he studied the boy's appearance, he realized that he recognized him. Lifting up the wallet he had held onto, he noticed that the identification had a much more serious version of the boy that stood before him.

"Well, [censored]," Zasabi sighed sheepishly. "Guess you caught me red handed kid. Here, it's all still in there."

After handing the wallet back, he went to take out another cigarette only to find the carton was empty. Crumpling it in a shaky hand, he let out a steady sigh. " Might want to get out of here if you don't want to get caught up in some bad business, kid. This alley's not likely to be safe much longer."
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