Contention Sneak Peek - Janada
Imperial Garrison Command, north of Keldabe, Mandalore
It was some time before they finally made it to the holding cells. Vhetin made a mental note to check back with the troopers on their way out – and to keep Jay separated from them – so they could reclaim their armaments. Imperials may be sticklers for law and order, but some of them weren't too proud to degrade to everyday thievery.
Once they emerged into the main hub of the detention cells, Vhetin stepped up to the control station in the center of the room. It was staffed by a pale, sick-looking human who was typing quickly into a holoterminal. He rapped his knuckles against the polished black surface of the control station to draw the man's attention.
The Imperial looked up, squinting at him, and muttered, “Eh? What, what do you want?”
“Vhetin and Moqena,” Vhetin explained, gesturing to himself and his partner, “here to visit a prisoner.”
Liberation Sneak PeekJay broke into a jog and Vhetin quickly followed, not wanting to be left behind. It was difficult to run with his wounds and his illness slowing him down, but he managed to keep up. They were almost to the door when Jay's comm crackled to life and Laniff's voice cried, “Someone! I'm pinned down! I need immediate assistance!”
Jay came to a halt, almost causing Vhetin to crash into her back. She put a finger to her hands-free comm piece and said, “Laniff? Where are you?”
“Almost to the door. I'm stuck behind some shipping crates along the eastern wall of the room. They're giving me good cover, but these Imperials aren't that stupid. All they have to do is walk around and they've got me cornered.”
“We're on our way,” Jay said. “Hang tight.”
Jay gestured in the direction the Mandalorian had indicated. “Let's go. Laniff is so used to using heavy weapons that his small-arms aim is