"I'm certain you're not talking about anything, like, illegal," Lainey says flatly. "I'm a loyal citizen of our Empire, as, I am sure, are you." Then she stuffs her hands in her pockets and blows out a long, smokey breath, sparks flickering over her fangs. "The patronage of someone higher up than me wouldn't hurt my boy's future any, though. He's not gemini-class but he's got some ability, and— well, you know, like, I'm really going to get my own ship? It'd be asking enough just to get posted with him." In a small, awkward voice: "I don't think we're going to be turning in much of a pail. If any."