I nod and almost start to walk away, but then Umbrellascope catches me first and asks, "So where'd you get the idea to come here?"
I bite my lip, trying to force my heart not to beat so fast. I've never had a conversation with a Major General before, and I have to make sure that my half-true story is believable.
"I joined-I joined the Empire a month ago," I stumble slowly, "I'm a little new. I came here because..." I bite my lip again; no story can be shaped into a truthful form. The only thing I can do is joke.
A small smirk forms on my face I continue, "I came here because of the coffee. Black coffee. It's the best." I raise my eyebrows as if suddenly remembering something. "Speaking of which, I had better get your coffee. I'll be back."
A small grin forms on my face as I quickly walk into the next room and make black coffee with the coffee machine.
I return to the Major General and give it to her. "Here is your coffee. Any other orders?"