Coruscant - Before Shadow’s Fall
Hazel watched in amusement as she passed by a small family, the young child looking up at her with a wide-eyed fascination. The horns tended to have that effect on children, a naive innocence that resulted in them wanting to touch. Sometimes she indulged it, although the parent’s rarely approved. The tail was a whole other matter mainly because it was a lot more dangerous in comparison. Fortunately however, it was current hidden away, wrapped around her waist beneath the coat she was wearing.
It was a fleeting moment, and as the family moved on so did Hazel. The neighbourhood she was in was pretty damn nice, one could definitely understand why someone would want to settle here, even on a temporary basis. But more importantly, it was supposedly where Irajah Ven and Jairus Starvald had made their home.
Time had passed since the Coruscant First Charity Auction, and since then Hazel had left the planet and travelled around a bit. But she hadn’t forgotten her desire to find out what the hell had happened. From hearing of Irajah’s death on Dosuun, to seeing her on Bastion only to then sense her on Coruscant not long afterwards. At first Hazel had thought she had been mistaken, but she had compared both moments and something had felt off about the one on Bastion. So she did some digging, and eventually ended up finding information on a woman that matched Irajah’s description.
But what if she was about to knock on the door of a completely different person?
It would certainly fit Hazel’s luck, but her desire to know was too strong. She had initially intended to try and catch Irajah at her office, but ultimately decided against it. Primarily because she assumed having a strange horned woman showing up, asking for her specifically would’ve raised too many questions. Not like randomly showing up at her home was any better mind you.
Nonetheless, Hazel found herself walking through the complex and approaching the door of Ven & Starvald’s abode. She was very curious to see what had changed since their last meeting.
Taking a moment before, Hazel raised her hand and knocked.