Everything went to Hell pretty quickly, Rika's smooth talking couldn't quite get her out of trouble but thankfully, Lazarus' business took centre stage and she could have snuck out the back but as it happened, Jek was shot dead in a split second and a Gammorian guard strutted up only to have his arm lopped off. That caught Rika's attention, the death and disaster not so much but the lightsaber Lazarus wielded like it was nothing and she drew back from him slightly. She knew about sabers, everyone told stories about them and the Jedi and the Empire.
Rika wanted to ask but Neya was talking and she frowned a little when Lazarus handed over one thousand credits as though it was chump change and paid her debt. Why? Being in debt to the Hutts was bad enough news, being in debt to a trooper? Even worse. She set her mismatched eyes on him, questioningly but Neya seemed happy, waving them off with a stubby arm and Rika didn't need told twice to leave when the going was good and she stepped outside, not before thanking Neya profusely.
[center[+red[Orbitron "Thank you, your great Huttness, enjoy the rest of your evening!"]]]
She drew herself up and turned about to face him.
[center[+red[Orbitron "What was that? You're a force user, the sword, I've heard stories."]]]
She would even bet she had seen a few, barely a handful of Jedi's making their way through the market now and then but she wasn't to tell this guy that, she planned on keeping some semblance of secrecy.
[center[+red[Orbitron "Also I can't pay that money back all in one, just so you know. Dust bowl planet, I was in dire straits when I took the loan, paid most of it back."]]]
Rika eyed the saber again, it was extinguished and she smiled a little. Better to keep her knowledge as secret as possible, she wasn't born on this planet and she hadn't been a street rat her entire life. She had trained as a Padawan when she was younger, but the growing issues with the Empire and attacks from troopers had forced her master into a fight he had never came back from and her into hiding, just like so many others to keep them safe until the Jedi Council could establish a safe way to convene. Right then, it was too dangerous and her eyes glittered.
[center[+red[Orbitron "You can keep the amulet, call it the debt settled on one condition."]]]
She remarked to him, fixing her clothes and dusting herself off, thinking about her request. Her teachings had lain dormant for so long she wasn't even sure she could speak with the Force anymore, so she knew her mind was safe around him purely because she didn't know half the time how she was surviving day to day.
[center[+red[Orbitron "You take me and Effy off this planet, you can drop us off anywhere green."]]]
Rika remarked to him, she didn't have any leverage to bargain him with and she gestured she would lead him back to the marketplace by the safest routes because his little show back there as a lone trooper might garner a few hopeful attempts on him. She waved to the green skinned man who had been watching her stall and picked her way behind some of the cloths, a whirring and chirping sound greeting her.
[center[+red[Orbitron "Hello, Effy. WHere are the rest of those stones?"]]]
Lazarus had seemed interested in them earlier and she had a couple more she hadn't set in jewellery yet.
Effy whirred and beeped, scuttling about to place it's little red scanner on a pile of chipped metal and rock, Rika dug through and the little thing moved on up and attached to her back, using one of the straps as it booped and beeped at Lazarus warily. Rika gestured to the rocks, shrugging slightly.
[center[+red[Orbitron "I find them all the time, good seller. I seem to be the only one that finds them around here. Guess I'm lucky."]]]