He did not know she was on the other side of the door. The Sithling giggled to herself, doing her very best form bouncing on the soft part of her feet as she waited, hearing him move inside the office. Ugh, she hated being made to wait when she had surprises for people. One of the worst things ever.
But when the door finally opened and her green eyes befell on his orange, her grin got even wider. Yes, he called her Pathfinder Antares. He had to. Just like she would never refer to him as Cardinal where others could hear. No. With open doors and ears at every corner, it was a simple "Greetings, Dominus," even though it was hard to hide the little bounce in her voice. Then again, she tended to be bubbly around quite a bit of people, so if any eavesdroppers were around, they probably would not take any special note in that.
Once inside the office, she waited patiently for the door to close while she took the seat that had been offered. Their first meeting had been on Felacat, the interview that had gotten her through that door into the Knights Obsidian. It seemed almost like a few lifetimes ago. Here she was, in a seat across him again, and this time he was even offering coffee.
"No thank you," she replied, "I adore the smell of it, but I'm not a huge fan of the taste."
Allowing the muscles of her back to slightly relax in the chair, only now did she realize that she was, in fact, still mission-dirty. Oh well. There were droids that could clean that up later on. There was more important business to attend to before that.
"Everything is great, Cardinal," she smiled as she looked at him, "just back in from a few short missions. Dead slavers, dead people that oppose us, trail of corpses somewhere… Don't remember what that was about-" came some quick recounting of her deeds, "but anyway. About two or three planets ago I found myself on Nal Hutta. I think that was the slaver mission. Not important. What's important is, did you know their whole ecosystem is supposed to be completely wrecked because of the Hutts?"
Grinning like a cat who found a bowl of cream, she finally set the package that had been in her hands on the table, and removed the dark purple fabric that had been shielding its contents, resting against two sticks of wood that held it up so that the fragile thing within would not break.
"Anyway, so I'm walking through the swamps trying to calm down a person of a species… Okay, not important for now," her excitement was oozing out with every word. Madalena could almost never quite sit still. Not when her mood wasn't bad. She was a buzzing source of energy, both to herself and to those around her. "And then I find this!"
With a squee, she revealed what was underneath, in a little pot with soil.
"So I know that plants and flowers are not necessarily the same thing, but I found this beautiful little living flora on a planet it wasn't supposed to be on. I wasn't even sure it was going to survive over a week on my ship. Had to tell Baal several times that his wasn't food. I'm not sure what it is, but I thought…"
Only now did she quiet down a little bit, looking away as she bit her lower lip before returning her gaze to Cardinal.
"It's a present. For you. For your collection, I mean."