Hehe, good point.
“What did happen to you?” Lila asked.
“I had a friend who went with me into the secret life of the Empire. I was new and inexperienced at that time. When he said he was with the Resistance, I believed him, no questions asked. Then one day as I was planing a breakout for a Resistor, he raised the alarm. Turns out he was working for the Empire, not undercover. Before any automatons could show up, or he could escape,” I stared at the ground. “I, um, pulled out my pistol and...”
“Shot him?” Lila finished.
“Yeah.” I mumbled and glanced around as him he might come back from the dead and get revenge. “And I’ve been lonely ever since. But I just can’t take the risk. Lila, when it comes to trusting someone, trust the Scarlet Man. And try to follow your instincts.” The last bit I said with a touch of sarcasm.
“Who is it that you want to trust? I’ll come look them over for you.” I stood up and offered the girl my hand with a grin.
Note: The guy who died is anonymous.