"I don't exactly remember what happened. I was on Ta'Kee, in the single bar they had. It's this tradepost station above one of their mining colonies."
"These little Mara'Kee skittering around, making little 'tap-tap' noises. They didn't drink anything though, no. They were just moving around, cleaning, or some such. I don't know. Only patrons at the bar were humans, anyway, and one Soo."
"Anyway, I was sitting there, yeah? Minding my own bussiness and all, drinking some vodka, and suddenly here comes this 'kee, with his crew of eight or something, and walks up to my table. So this damn bug, much bigger then the rest, reaching almost to my ribs yeah? I'm talking really big. Anyway he walks up to me, and says 'Human Claydon Nash, you must accompany us to the detention cell, there you will await trial.'"
"I spit my vodka, which causes the little bugs to move back and make these 'krick krick' noises really fast. The big one raises this baton thing in one of it's arms, or legs, or whatever. 'Cease all attacks, Human Claydon Nash, and accompany us immediately.' I look around, of course everyone is looking away, except the soo, which stares at me with these freaky eye things. I tell him, like, 'Fuck it, buggy, I'll go.' I hear his translator clicking at him, then some of the little ones go around my back, and we start walking out of the bar."
"Things get serious at the detention block, though. I ask the big one what's going on, only it takes a few tries because his translator doesn't get me. Then he tells me, 'The Vau-Vau-X unity has requested you for questioning.' I start shitting my pants, yeah? Few months before that I was with the crew of bastards and we hijacked a few of their electronics convoys. Maybe broke a few Vau along the way, but it's not like they care, yeah?"
"So I say to him, 'Look, mate, no way I'm going. They want me bad. Just let me get outta here, I'll make it worth your while.'"