More Dissension

Satchal turned on his friends the moment she was gone. “What was that all about?” he demanded. “You are all acting really weird.”

Brin’tac smiled and moved in closer. “We have made sure that your master will be safe, my friend,” Brin’tac said as he put his arm around his friend. “Nyarchagga has planted Gnat on her somewhere so Gnat can keep us informed as to where she’s going and what she’s doing. If she’s in trouble we’ll know, and we’ll be able to try to help her immediately.”

Satchal was stunned. “But that means we’ll have to stay relatively close to her to make sure we could rescue her in time.”

“Right,” Brin’tac replied, and though he hated not telling his friend that their true intentions were to spy on her to discover her true character he knew Satchal would be offended if he knew their plans. “So we’re going to have to trail her a bit with Nyarchagga using his wrist monitor to keep track of her. I know it’s a bit risky, and we might get into some trouble ourselves, but it’s the only way we could think of to make sure she comes back safe.”

Satchal looked at them all in disbelief. “I thought you all distrusted her,” he said, and when his eyes fell on Tso he knew the truth. The Sullustan was shifting uncomfortably, and when Satchal looked at him he swallowed hard. “You don’t trust her,” he continued with a bit more of a harsh tone. “You sent Gnat to make sure she wasn’t going to betray us or something, am I right?”

Brin’tac could not meet his gaze, but Geldar was quick to cut in. “Listen, Satchal. Ivanna was on Hoth for ten years surrounded by Dark Side spirits. We just want to make sure that she’s on our side before we trust her entirely. On top of that we want to make sure she isn’t blinding you to her true character. She may not be what you think she is. You know better than anyone that Dark Jedi have a way of fooling others with enticing words and…”

Satchal shook his head and cut Geldar off by turning and leaving the room. “Fine,” he said as he left. “Go spy on her. I won’t have anything to do with it.”

The door shut leaving the others feeling somewhat guilty. Nyarchagga returned shortly after and was filled in on what had just happened. At last Geldar said, “Like it or not I still think we need to do this. I want to find out once and for all whether this Ivanna is who she wants us to think she is.” The others agreed, and together they left the hideout in hopes that they weren’t making a terrible mistake.


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