First Fourth Wall-Breaking adventure
I glared across the table at the brunette as she took another sip of her iced caf. The woman was so…aggravating with the way she followed her own schedule and didn’t much care for how that affected anyone else.
“Elsa…Ms. Berisa. Let me be blunt. When you approached me about helping you with your writing project, this isn’t what I expected.” I glanced to my right. “Isn’t that right Kira?”
“I’m fine either way, boss.” My friend shrugged as she stabbed me firmly in the back. “You’re the one with the contract, not me.”
Elsa Berisa, the galaxy’s most unreliable author this side of the Inner Core, leaned forward with a puzzled look on her face. “I don’t understand, Ami. Can I call you Ami?” I tried to shake my head but she kept going. “I thought you would be pleased to be included in my profile of major galactic figures.”
“That’s exactly it! I’m only getting about two paragraphs of content!” I jabbed a finger at the outline she’d given me. “And half of it is made up of rumors about my supposed love life. I killed the Emperor!”
She gave me a smug look.
Berisa tapped the corner of her mouth with a finger. “I can’t help it if that’s what people want, Ami.”
“The people want eight chapters about Major Martell alone, and another three of exclusive holos about his and Elara…err Captain Martell’s honeymoon on Ithor. There’s another ten chapters on someone named Darth Snarky McLightning and her forbidden love affair with a Jedi.” I shook my fist at the woman. “And all I get is some tabloid journalism and a graphic of a man saying my story stinks. Almost nothing on anyone else. It’s like those are the only two people that matter in the entire galaxy.”
The journalist smiled blandly and patted me gently on the shoulder. “What if I included your nickname in a special feature? They’ll love that.”
Force save me. I paled. “No…no. Don’t say it.”
“The Knight of Dawn,” Berisa said beaming. “My finest work, if I do say so myself. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to try to squeeze some kind of juicy material out of your friend, Olympia.” Her eyes narrowed. “Say, do you think there’s anything going on between her and Kay-zen lizard?”
I heard myself scream.