Wow, another super quick update!
When I first saw this one, I wasn't at all sure how to proceed, but now I think I do. Here's what I recommend. (To Chewie: Please allow me to respectfully diaagree with you on a number of issues.
I'm with Chaos on the issue of leaving. Just pay your respects to Callie, in a friendly manner, and be on your way. As for the Stormie armor and such, just bear it in mind for later. If something fishy (or partially fishy) really is
up, asking her about it (or any of the other junk) might well only make things worse, and might turn her against you, which means you'd lose the only ally you have. (And I do believe she is -- at least mostly
-- an ally, at least for now.) After all, who knows whether or not she hasn't already
reported you to someone/something while she was on the other side of that door?
Checking the helmet isn't a bad idea, though. She does have a scanner in the room somewhere, does she not? You could ask to borrow it -- on some clever pretense, of course. Maybe you can claim that one of your other gadgets needs fixing. Or perhaps your excuse could be that there's a sort of interference released by the comm units in older helmets that causes some folks to get migraines, or some such, and you want to double check on that so you don't get a splitting headache when you're hurtling off into hyperspace. Or whatever.
Now, to both
Chewie and Chaos... You are
kidding about winking, sleepovers, asking her if she's doing anything later, right?
Well, you can probably guess what I think about doing those things.
And while I acknowledge that I sometimes come off as a crotchety grandmother on these issues, there is a very practical reason for my doing so. (And no, it's not just that she's too old for you, though that's true too.
Our character flirted with her at one point already, and as I remember, he was basically laughed at. ("Not bad, sailor" is not a typical response from women who have been successfully "picked up.") Point is: If Callie perceives you're not taking her earlier hint, continued flirting could well come across as annoying and unpleasant. And then you really do
risk losing an ally. Trust me, that's how women react to that sort of thing.
Of course, Lance, it's up to you in the end. If I'm being too much of a party-pooping curmudgeon, just let me know. I'm just saying what I think is the best way for the character to proceed at this point. And it is, after all, just a game!
Looking forward to more -- can't wait to see what you've set up for Blondie's scene!
... the Findswoman