“Pet?” Kadrol questioned, “Why that’s a bit demeaning, don’t you think?”
“Kadrol, shut up and find us a way in, you son of a Bantha.” Elincia scolded.
“Ugh. Fine.” Kadrol retorted.
The young Pantoran turned his focus back to the captive. “Tell us how to get in.” Kadrol prodded. The man shook his head. “Tell us how to get in!” Kadrol questioned more. After a bit, the man gave in.
“I wouldn’t have been able to do that if you hadn’t already weakened him.” Kadrol informed his master.
“But you did it, and that’s what counts right now. I’ll teach you how to be more effective later.” Elincia said.
“Come on! We have a job to do!” Aylin interjected.
The three started off, lead by their captive, who was held by Elincia. Kadrol and Aylin trailed close behind.
They walked carefully through the forest, making it halfway down before Kadrol stated “Why don’t we just tie him up here? We know how to get in already.”
“Hmm. Good idea, my apprentice.” Elincia responded.
The trio bound their captive to a nearby tree before continuing on. Elincia started down to the bottom of the tree line. When she reached the edge of the forest, she turned around to find Aylin right behind, but Kadrol was a good five hundred feet back.
Kadrol had many things on his mind. His family, his training, but he was currently pondering why more members hadn’t shown up. It was quite odd, especially given that the empress had given the instructions herself. Perhaps more had gone to provide the other part of the mission: the distraction. He was mid-thought when he felt a sharp tug on his arm. Elincia had come back up the hill to drag him along.
“Kadrol! Keep focused. This is no time for losing yourself in thought.” Elincia scolded. Aylin was mildly amused by the relationship between the others. She thought of it as babysitting more than anything, more so with the troublesome Kadrol. Not something someone as high ranking as Eli should be doing.