Luirae felt a slight sense of accomplished at being able to convince Aamra to agree with joining the poker game. It had come at the cost of her sandwich but that was a small price to pay for the larger picture of bringing them all, hopefully, a little closer together. She could always make something for herself at a later point. The Tazygos woman placed herself in the chair next to her that she had urged her to sit in earlier and she set the sandwich back on the table in front of Aamra. Rae looked at Raymond, a small smirk playing on her lips at the thought of Earth casinos banning her since it was only if you got caught and she had more than just counting cards in her stockpile of tricks, after all, it was hard to hide your heartbeat and control that spike of adrenaline when excited or nervous.”Why leave anything to chance when you can have absolute certainty? It seems a tad counterproductive in my opinion.”
she answered, leaving her hand of cards on the table in front of her for now. The rest of the crew were still getting settled in and there was really no need to look at them anyway though she would pick them up later. Her sharp gazed turned to Josk as she asked Aamra and her about the thoughts on the Rendyl. It only made sense that they would look to the Committee Volunteers for objection to the obvious breaking to the rules as they were tied down and heavy scrutinized to uphold all laws for the Monroe’s crew. Their words held higher weight with the Conmittee and the decisions they made when it came to certain matters after all.
In her opinion, there was something suspicious about this situation and while there was no pun intended in her thought pattern, it was best to hold ones cards closer to your chest in this case. She went to answer but held off from speaking when Aamra shot Josk down for answers at this time. The Captain and her had talked to the Committee and if she thought it best to hold off on those answers then Rae would respect her wishes. ”It seems you have your answer for now. Rendyl is here and while she may not look it, according to her, she is older than myself so I would hardly call it babysitting. Plus, we cannot traffic what was ordered of us to obtain so in this case....we are doing just as we were told. Obtain and protect the Committee’s cargo. I recall quite clearly we were not ordered to return it and it seems they didn’t order the Captain or Aamra to do so yet.”
Rae stated, knowing very well she was using the Committee’s own words against them.
She did this often with the Committee when it suited her and it was not like they could deny what was clearly said. They implied and she used it to her advantage when she wanted. If push came to shove, she would blame it on a verbal miscommunication of language. When Astrid spoke up about the Ulnar and a connection with rats on Earth with the Black Plague, she thought it over. ”I have not heard of them being infected with the Black Plague or any similar diseases and spreading them. They usually just spread disaster and poison. Valanx would have the most knowledge of that question since plants are my speciality. Biologically, they could be infected with something same as any.”
answering the best she could to the question.