Kaine grinned. The excitement of the young for new and dangerous things was quite infectious, and he was glad he could bring Lori some happiness in such a trying time for her family. Arla would keep her busy, of that he had no doubt.
Arla can fly any ship, whether she's seen it before or not. She learns incredibly fast, and what she doesn't already know, she can find out in seconds. She looks about twenty or so, I guess, the series was designed to be attractive and disarming to both males and females.
Kaine gave Lori a detailed explanation, accessing his personal files to show some holos of the droid series, something he kept a closely guarded secret. Wireframe displays showed the internal construction, including the weapons systems, and various graphs showed the intellectual power of the artificial intelligence programming.
Some time had passed, and a shuttle began to make its descent towards them. Before too long, they could hear it, and see it coming in for a landing not far from where Kaine's fighter was parked. It came down, and the ramp lowered. A young woman in a grey flight suit came down the ramp, which retracted. The shuttle lifted off, leaving its passenger delivered, and headed back to space.
She's here. Kaine said, unnecessarily.
Arla walked across the grass towards Lori's ship. Already she was making a detailed survey of Kaine's files on the Jaster's Sparrow, its systems, and familiarizing herself with the design. By the time she arrived, she'd also accessed and reviewed the ship's log, filling herself in on the history of the ship and its adventures.
Kaine stood, showing courtesy as if the droid were not a droid.
Good to see you again, Arla.
Arla gave him a smile that could melt Hoth, and spoke in a very low and sultry tone.
General Australis. He knew it was a droid, and he marveled at the lifelike nature. Inwardly, he pitied any fool that trifled with this particular model. Arla then turned to Loreena, and extended a hand.
Captain Arenais. Nice to meet you.