Celia “Crimson” Durasha and
smuggler friend Kaj Nedmak are in trouble after
double-crossing Bwahl the Hutt by taking a gun shipment
from him, supposedly to send to Tammuz-An - but instead
diverting to Ord Mantell and selling the guns to pay off
a debt to Rass M’Guy. Rass just considers it interest
- and gives them two weeks to pay off the real debt.
They take off, only to be shot back down by Bwahl’s
bounty hunters. Crimson leaves the smashed freighter,
Kaj already taken - or killed. She encounters a female
smuggler named Thune, who offers to help her find Kaj.
They find their way to Ord Simres, where Crimson is
duped into helping Thune capture a Rebel gunrunner named
Treytis Prash. Thune is a bounty hunter who already has
Kaj and now has Crimson and Prash both. Kaj will go to
Bwahl - Crimson and Prash into the Empire’s hands. The
tables are turned however, and despite Kaj apparently
being killed, Crimson and Prash take off in a Y-Wing,
only to be pounded all the way up by Thune.
Surprisingly, Thune’s protocol droid, sickened at
Thune’s murderous behaviour, helps Kaj defeat her and
save the others. The two smugglers decide to start
gunrunning for the Rebels.
from Christopher G. McElroy's
Time Tales, www.theforce.net/timetales.