We were having a meeting at a table in headquarters with Snaps, Dominick, and the rebel ambassadors when we got a holocom from the fleet. They send us footage of a planet that looks like Alderaan exploding… I wasn’t sure if it was real but then they said that where Alderaan was, there is now an asteroid field. I take a moment of silence in honor of all the innocent people that have lost their lives to the Empire. I don’t know why they decided to destroy Alderaan but it only makes me more angry at the Empire. Millions of people, just decimated. It is just so wrong.
The rebel commander tells us that we need to use this footage to enlist more people to our cause. I remember that Jix had told us about the Pizza the Hutt and his ties to the mass media and I suggest to contact him. We draw straws and I get the short one. After all, who wants to talk to a Hutt? I bravely walk up to the public comm and call up Pizza. His secretary answers.
“How can we help You?” he asks.
“Yeah, I need to talk to Pizza the Hutt,” I say.
“Do you have an appointment?”
“Uh, no… but I have some urgent business with him.”
“Does he know you?”
“We have a common friend, Jix Hyde”
“I’ll patch you through” he says curtly.
Then hold music starts playing in my ear. Soon, the comm picks back up.
“Ho ho ho what do you want” Pizza demands
“Hi, I am a friend of Jix Hyde sire. He says that your excellency has some significant ties to the mass social media?”
“Ho Ho so I do. Why?”
“I have some footage that I was wondering if you could put out on social media.”
“HO HO let talk about this more at my palace.”
“Yes your excellency” I say and we hang up the comm link.
I walk back to the table. I tell the group that we need to go over to Pizza’s palace to talk about the footage and see what we can do. So we all load up into Dominick’s old new truck and start to head over. I figure it was probably good to have Jix there because he knows Pizza and i comm him. I know that he is training with the Striking Nexus so I say, “If you are done getting your butt handed to you, we are heading over to Pizza’s palace. We need you there. Get there as soon as you can.”
“I’m not getting by butt handed to me,” He states. From behind him about three Nexus are nodding, indicating that he has indeed had his butt handed to him several times. I can also see that he is sporting a nice shiner round his right eye. “Right,” I say doubtingly “just meet us at the palace, okay?”
We all make it to Pizza’s Palace and go inside. The rest of the group, other the Jix and Shavven decide to get drinks from the Wookie bartender with hot pink hair. I didn’t think Wookies came in hot pink… Shavven, Jix and I head up to Pizza’s throne, bow the appropriate bow, and greet the appropriate greeting for a Hutt. I give him the footage and he he takes a look at it.
“HO HO, I might be able to help you, but what are you going to give me in return?” the Hutt says.
“ I can give you control of all mass medias once this planet is taken over from the Imperials,” I offered, hoping that my superiors would actually go for it.
“HO HO, that would be good, but it is not quite enough,”He states.
“Then what would you desire, sir?”
He thinks for a few minutes, then he says, “I have heard that in the lowest level of Druckenwell, there are Vronskers. Get me one of these Vronskers, and the thing you promised before, and I will help you spread this footage. While you hunt for these animals, I will start the upload.”
Awesome… Vronskers. I have never encountered one, but I have heard of them. Hound like creatures that are cunning enough to plan how to kill you. They hunt in herds and are super hard to kill. When I was a little girl, I was told that Vronskers hunted little kids and pulled them out of bed. Although I don’t believe that anymore, I DO know that they are a cunning and formidable foe. However, we need this footage leaked to mass media, so we have to do it.
I go back to the rest of the group. “Ihave some good news and some bad news”
“What is the good news?” Dominick asks.
“Pizza has agreed to help us.” I say with a smile.
“...And the bad news?” asks Amp
“He wants a Vronsker…” I trail off as my smile fades from my face.
“A WHAT?” the whole group yells
“That’s right, a Vronsker” I repeat. “He wants a Vronsker.”