INT. GURISTAS BAR. VENAL.
A smoke-filled bar filled with several Guristas Pirates. Two men in their mid-30s sit in a booth drinking beer. KAAL is showing SAITO his data pad.
KAAL - Look at those numbers Si! Those State salaries don’t even compare to the scrip we’re making now.
SAITO - Right, we’d most likely still be in the brig with your antics.
K - Hey, what’s that su’pose to mea…
S - You know
K (laughing) – Ha, yeah, I know. Now we get paid more if I do cause a scene. So, what should we do with all this honest cash?
He trails off as CLEMENTINE enters wearing a Guristas jacket. She sits at the bar and orders a drink.
K (with distain) - Would you look at that.
S - Look at what?
K- Her with the jacket. Who in the spirts does she think she is?
S - Cut it out Kaal, she’s just here to make some money, just like us.
K - She’s not just like us. What is it you said about ‘em?
K (Mimicking Saito’s voice) - They’re just whack jobs with a death wish.
S- I don’t say that. Besides, would you rather them shoot at us?
K - No!
He pauses, rubbing his chin.
K - ‘Course not. But it’s not my point. My point being they come in all high a mighty, put on a jacket and think they’re one of us. It’s not that simple.
S - It was for us, wasn’t it? I mean we just went AWOL, stole a shuttle, full speed burnt up here to find work.
K - No way man! We told the State to do one and fought tooth and nail be here. Like really put the work in.
He sits up, narrowing his eyes.
K - Hey, why are you defending this so much? You don’t normally care much beyond the number of digits on the pay check?
S - I’m not.
Saito shrugs, looking more intently at the newcomer.
S - Just leave it Kaal. How ‘bout we enjoy our beers yeah?
K - Hey Si, where’s your jacket?
He looks Saito up and down and then towards Clementine, then back to Saito.
K - No effing way. You didn’t?!
S (lowering his voice) - I said leave it Kaal, I mean it.
K (Laughing) - That explains that huh?
He downs his beer and while still holding it between two fingers, raises both hands up openly.
K - No judgement, I swear. Who you sleep with is your own choice, bad idea or otherwise. You want another?
S - Sure.