I think I know why Lady Lassiter’s got the nickname Rascal, she’s sure got lots of places a person can hide. I managed to stay out of notice of the crew while they took on some mission that got me far away from home and only got caught because the next job they took involved escorting the Princess to her wedding and she brought a full boat load of luggage.
Lilianna Fairchild was supposed to get hitched to Templeton Colt Steele on a luxury cruise liner Rim’s Dream. She came on board with her wedding planner, Asante Okoro, and her bodyguard Seth Liang. Seth’s kinda hot, if you like the last samurai type.
The crew weren’t to thrilled to find me stowed away, ‘specially since I’d been on board so long, but I convinced them I could be useful. ‘Sides, it’s not like they could have turned around and brought me right home with the wedding to get to. I set to work playing hostess to the rich folks, which I had lots of practice doing back at Etienne’s manor. It ain’t hard to mix up a fancy drink. Tahqi let me wear one a her pretty dresses.
Did I mention Doc was real pissed about the way I left my father? He tried real hard to make me feel bad for wantin’ to live my own life. He’d probably be nicer if he weren’t so drunk all the time.
Selina tried to guilt trip me pretty hard, too. She just don’t understand.
Lilianna was looking for someone to trust, to let on her secret that she wasn’t interested in her husband to be. She passed me a note, which I got to the crew to let them sort out what to do. Turned out, she was in love with a ranch hand and her daddy kidnapped him to make sure she married Steele so he could get some business deal done. We had to help her.
Asante turned out to be an agent working for Blue Sun, also trying to get their hands on the same mineral rights daddy Fairchild wanted, and made up the whole wedding planner identity just so she could get close. She put a tracer on Rascal, but Chloe found it and spaced it.
When we got there, Fairchild gave us the option of relaxing on the cruise liner until the weddin’, which incidentally Badger forgot to mention, we needed to wait for Lilianna and Steele to go through with before we’d get paid. At first they tried to make me stay cooped up on Rascal the whole time, but no way I was doin’ that. They had a companion impersonating the Princess until the actual wedding, so she and Seth were going to be there, which meant some of the crew would be hanging back to be with them. No reason for me to miss out on good food and cruise ship entertainment!
Robert Kinley got himself shot trying to rescue Daniel from the Baron’s ship. After that he turned dark and was ready to kill people and scared the crap out of me.
Asante and her pirate goons took over the wedding at the “Does anyone have any objections” part? Then she pulled the captain and Steele off to the bridge to make Steele transfer her mineral rights while she made mooncalf eyes at the captain and told him she’d alerted the Alliance and set him up to take the fall for the whole mess but he had a few minutes to get to his ship and get out of here.
She was planning on kidnapping Steele and losing him in the mines or something, but we shot the engines out of their ship when they tried to leave, so he probably got rescued when the Alliance showed up.
The crew didn’t get paid by the Baron, which pissed Badger off to no end, but they did get the Princess’s necklace as well as a bag full of valuables from the wedding guests that the pirates left behind.