"iggs covered his mouth ith the suction device, barfed tice, pushed the cleanser spray button to ash the acidic material off his face and tried to smile at the female pathic still stroking his arm. She conveyed an enticing smile. (My name is 3arra. 3ou haven!t taken any recharger -uice, have you*+ e shook his head, (4!m "iggs,+ and then 6uivered as he tried to sallo the traces of bile in his throat. ($amn stuff tastes like they extract it out the back end of an 7realian samp skunk.+ The girl giggled, (4!ve never sucked on the ass end of any creature, but 4!ll agree& in its natural form, the recharger mix is bitter as hell.+
Quite a spunky little thing aren’t you. Just like Cali.
(A big guy like you needs to replenish his electrolytes.+ She dabbed his mustache ith a moist ipe and rubbed gently across his mouth, (4 love soft lips.+ She surveyed the steardess three isles over, reached into her personal bag and removed a small flask. (ere, give me your dispenser.+ She didn!t ait for a response, but 6uickly s6uirted a li6uid into his recharger bag, massaged it ith her thin tapered fingers, and suggested, (Try it no.+ e took a sip from the stra, ($amn, that!s almost good.+ e inhaled another mouthful of the spicy butterscotch flavored li6uid, (8hat the hell is'+ She pressed gently against his ear and hispered, ()arian ale.+ e hispered back, (That!s illegal, isn!t it*+ She smirked, (8ant to give it back*+ "iggs chuckled, (9o.+ (4t!s all 4 have left from our celebration. 5ach of us,+ she motioned to the other pathics around the ship, (took a 6uarter of our sign on bonus and thre a fareell to our friends back home. And it as one hell of a party,+ she poked her tiny elbo in his ribs and pulsed her eyebros, (if you kno hat 4 mean. 4 nursed a killer hangover for the first to eeks of the flight hile e ere inside the crossover corridor, then 4 ent into the suspension chamber like you before e entered )rane space.+ e pulsed his eyebros right back, (3es, 3arra, 4!m familiar ith such
.+ The blue skinned telepaths ere notorious for the physical antics at their parties. That!s ho he met his ife, %ali. 3arra tended his hand, draing delicate shapes in his palm as she probed deeper, (5ver been to 2ega*+ (3es, many years ago. 4t!s here 4 met my'4t!s been a long time.+ She examined the crevices of his right hand. (4 don!t blame you for not going back. The exile colony is a dismal place. That!s hy 4!m here.+ She pointed to her chest ith pride, (4 as selected as a recruit for the Pallium harvesting pro-ect. %an you believe it* 4 tried for years to get assigned to one of the battleships as a sensor amplifier, but the ar ended and 4 figured 4 ould never be alloed to leave that ugly place. 9o look at me. Am 4 lucky or hat*+ e studied her -ubilant beaming face. 5ven at tenty or tenty one years old, she retained the expressive innocence of an adolescent, -ust like %ali, -ust like all pathics from 2ega. To be a child ripped aay from your family, imprisoned on an arid orld for no sin of your on, -ust the inhumanity of an arrogant