"You seem to be in some awful hurry," Kane comments on Shaftoe's straight-to-the-point attitude. "Rest assured, I've brought your payment, gunslinger."
He produces a small metal box from inside his coat and hands it to you, Shaftoe.
"Give that to your Captain. Inside you will find the transfer information."
Rubicon being a stead-fast Alliance planet, they do not make use of coinage as the Outer planets do. You absolutely hate this, Shaftoe; it is more complicated than it needs to be, and you prefer the simplicity of a gold coin.
Anyone from Alliance worlds- notably Kenneth and Vash, here- thinks nothing of it. It is just how business is done.
"Can't make any promises about heading to more civilized space, Nadra," Kelly says. "We don't have our destination post-Rubicon."
Harmony approaches Shaftoe and Kane, offering to take the box and saying, "Here, I'll bring that up to the Captain for you." None of the travelers have particularly caught her eye, so she plans to let the doctor handle first introductions. Besides, everyone likes it when someone hands them a box of money, and Harmony might as well get more in the Captain's favor...
If there is no protest from Shaftoe or Kane, she whisks the box up to Kelly, and says, "Here's Foreman Kane's payment, sir. Good old-fashioned credits."
Kane has no problem with it, and Harmony wanders back to Kelly with the credits.
"Of course it is the price agreed upon," Kane says, slightly annoyed. "This is an official assignment for the Anglo-Sino Alliance, not some bootlegging operation in the Outer planets. There will be no haggling of the price."
Observation roll for Kenneth yields one success... and you actually recognize these two Drifters coming board. The first is Christopher Jackson, well-known for his 'empowering the little people' antics and standing up for those who cannot protect themselves. The second is Gabriel Thornby, who reputedly saved a town from a Reaver attack (depending on whether or not you believe in that story). They are both armed. The last one, the fresh-faced boy, you have no idea about, but he's unarmed.
"Didn't the Captain say be nice to the Foreman?" Marina says, looking between Vash and Shaftoe after Harmony takes the credit box. "Sorry, Foreman, they're just not used to such official work, seems. Passage was fine, chems didn't break or nothin. Glad to have yer business, sir."
Harmony nods to the captain, "Should I go take care of the transfer for you, sir, or would you rather I greet our..." She glances back to the passengers, so desperate to get off this rock they're willing to board a transport vessel without knowing where it's headed. "...guests?"
Toki was late for his duty which is very rare given the high priority he puts on punctuality. He made sure to apologize to everyone for his tardiness, even the drifters he would eventually meet deserve his respect. Once he arrived near the rest of the crew he humbly bowed before them. "Forgive my lateness, I have arrived though and I am ready to assume my duty, but first I would like to welcome our guests." He said with the utmost respect. He kept himself as humble as possible while trying to hide his identity as the man with seven scars.
Harmony nods to the Captain, and says, "Alright, sir." She then glances at Nadra before starting down the stairs to the cargo hold proper, muttering, "Time to go mingle with the unwashed masses..." She glances up at them when she reaches the bottom of the stairs, trying to see if any of them are recognizable. (Observation roll)
Her disappointment in the new passengers is completely masked by the time she reaches them, breaking into a big, cheerful smile that makes her seem completely empty in the head. "Hello there! Mhm, I'm Harmony, and I'll be your pilot for your stay! Welcome to the Gan Ying, best civilian ship this side of the Osiris shipyards! Oh, and don't mind the smell, that's just the Paxi-somethingoranother for the atmospheric processors. Smells awful, doesn't it?"
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Toki didn't know if Kane was giving off a sarcastic smirk or if he was genuinely pleased to see such politeness, but given his experience with other people he was leaning towards the sarcastic side. It didn't matter to him though, he remained polite and answered his question with a stern tone. "Toki, Toki Kasumi sir. I am here to serve my captain and fellow crew members along with any guests we pick up or may cross."