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Trinity pouted.

"Aw, no juicy bits." Old guns may have been exciting to some, but Trinity didn't much care for historical relics. Or history at all, for that matter. It was one of her worst school subjects.

"Come on, Trinity. I'm getting tired," Jeanie said to her friend. Jeanie didn't know why Trinity watched this show, it seemed quite out of character for her.

Trinity tried one last thing.

"So, any word on where they've taken Kaylee, and what kind of rescue is being mounted?"

Trinity had romanticized the abduction the moment she had heard of it. Of course, the truth of Kaylee's situation was far from the pages of a steamy pulp novel.

~Trinity and Jeanie~

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"I'm afraid that I don't know the details", Rich said, "Even if I did, I'm not allowed to talk about it".

Rick was clearly irritated at that question; he'd been asked it five times in the last week by journos who weren't accepting the 'no comment' line from the network.

- Rick

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"Well you're no fun. Ok, Jeanie. We can go."

Trinity paused a moment despite what she said, fruitlessly hoping the clerk would somehow have the details spontaneously come to him, and that he'd then share them with her.

Jeanie gave the clerk an apologetic look. Having nearly died had changed her outlook on life somewhat. Not so for Trinity, it seemed.

~Trinity and Jeanie~

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"Hey, don't leave", Rick said, "We've got some great deals on jewellery and watches!"

- Rick

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Trinity feigned disinterest.

"Sorry, maybe I'll come back when the cameras do, or there is someone around more willing to talk openly with me."

Jeanie was beginning to wonder if she was going to have to wheel herself out. With her back, though, it would be painful to try and move the chair herself. She sighed, resigned to being stuck here for as long as Trinity felt like it. Why had she let Trinity talk her into going shopping? She knew it wouldn't be 'just like normal' the way Trinity had described it.

~GM~

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"Fair enough", Rick replied and turned away to find a genuine shopper.

- Rick

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Trinity pouted as she returned to Jeanie.

"Did you really think that was going to work?" Jeanie asked Trinity.

"Shut up," was her friend's reply as she pushed the wheel chair back out of the store.

~Trinity and Jeanie~

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The lift doors opened and the pleasant female voice said, "Deck Two, Retail Bazaar".  Jim stepped out into the open area and was pleased to note that on this trip, there were no blaring alarms and sealed pressure doors.  "Much better", he said as he turned and strode towards the Morris Pawn Shop.  The retail area was looking good again, with all the trash and blood neatly cleaned away, once again inviting business.

The engineer stepped up to the display windows and looked at the merchandise offered for sale.  He took his time, as he was in no particular hurry.  The usual bling was on display, which was what captured most peoples' attention, but Jim was looking for something else, especially tools and other items for use in his line of work.  He stepped into the shop and began looking at the wares in the display cases.

- Jim

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After a few minutes of gazing at the contents of the various display cases, Jim decided that there was nothing here he just had to have, so he tipped his hat to the sales clerk and left the shop.  The engineer found an open bench and sat down to watch the people go by, which was one of his favorite past-times.  As he sat on the bench, he pulled his CorTex unit and signed in to the station site, then tapped in a request to see the Dock Master about discussing his report.  He hit the send button and then returned to his people watching.

- Jim

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Fairly immediately after he sent the message he recieved a chime back on his Cortex unit.
=Mr. Duncan, I require your immediate presence at Land of Storage on Deck 7.=

-Scarlett

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Jim's CorTex buzzed with the incoming message, and it startled him.  He pulled his reader and looked at the message, then said, "Hmmm... okeedokee."  He quickly sent a response and then closed his CorTex, arose and headed for the lift.

- Jim

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As Jim began to head for the lift, he saw a woman in her 30s in a brown uniform also heading towards it.

- Anna Maczarek

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Jim recognized the air of authority that naturally emanates from someone steeped in military command as the younger woman approached, and he held the door of the lift so that she might enter first.  He pushed the button for Deck 7, then asked politely, "What deck ma'am", with his finger poised above the buttons.

- Jim

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"Deck 4, please", Anna said as she stepped into the lift and moved over to the rear, taking a look at the advertisement for Jewel cruises on the wall.

- Anna

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Jim obliged her request and pushed Deck 4 on the button panel.  No one apparently wished to get on as they passed Deck 3, so they whizzed right on by and soon the lift slowed, with the female voice announcing, "Deck 4", and the doors hissed open.  Jim reached through to place his hand along the safety bar in order to ensure the door stayed open for the lady brass hat.  He smiled at the woman as he held the door, waiting for her to exit, and said politely, "Your deck, ma'am.".

- Jim

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"Thanks" Anna said and them quickly exited the lift.

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After the woman exited the lift, Jim sighed and continued down to meet the Dockmaster three decks below.

- Jim

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-------Real big time jump ----------
People were in a high state of panic following the evacuation order. Some shops in the Bazar were closed up with iron grates across their doors. Some were still open and making a killing on people hording supplies, ammunition and booze.

While no direct violence had taken place yet, tensions were rising and tempers were flaring as people looked out for their own interests.

A powder keg only takes a spark to explode. Any spark. A clerk was posting new prices for water in front of an assembled crowd. Two kids were attempting to stuff beef jerk in their coats at a convienence mart. Three spacers were arguing over who got their hands on a .45 pistol first. A woman with three small children was giving a piece of her mind to a merchant about the cost of coats for her kids. Something bad was likely to happen...

-GM

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Dara entered the bazaar and had a look around, taking care to keep her handgun concealed underneath her jacket as she looked around the bazaar. Taking note of powder keg that she'd stepped into.

Sighing she waited for her backup, the riot boys and girls to show up.

-Dara

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The crowd looking for water gave a collective groan looking at the new prices the clerk had posted. Some started to shout insults at him that questioned his parantage. He shrugged "It's what the boss wants!" Someone threw a plastic bottle at the clerk. Not harmful, but it started a reaction.

The kids with the beef jerk decided the distraction made a good time to bolt from the store. The merchant already with his eye on them and launched in immediate pursuit grabbing one by the arm, causing his load of beef jerky to pour out on the floor. Some bystanders began quickly grab some of the fallen jerky causing quite a bit of shoving.

The other suspect darted through the crowd in his green hoodie barreling right into the group of angry spacers.

-GM