NEW YORK, NY – Ambassador to Alderaan Christopher “Kit” Tosche found himself without a job today right in the middle of his lunch at a local cantina with private energy consultant Charles Bothan.
News reports came across television screens, showing the distant planet shattering violently. Bothan saw the video first and alerted Tosche, who stared in disbelief. Even after reading the headlines, he had difficulty grasping the reality of the situation.
“Thats what I’m trying to tell you, Kit. It ain’t there. It’s been totally blown away,” said Bothan. They went on to describe regional troubles and a trade dispute that might have led to the annihilation of the peaceful planet.
Tosche and Bothan sat quietly for much of the afternoon, reeling from the news and receiving a phone call telling Tosche that his services as ambassador were no longer needed. Bothan, who has lost several relatives in the region, vowed to strengthen his resolve in settling the conflict.