Soren booked the woman on an all-inclusive Haunted Stars cruise. He'd seen the commercial while he was relaxing in his jacuzzi and rememebered how Sonya loved watching all of those freaky holovid shows about haunted places, possessed collector's items, and some show about two guys who traveled all over the galaxy in search of their father but wound up involved in some haunting or demon exorcism type stuff along the way. Pretty good show from the few episodes he'd seen of it, but it just wasn't his 'thing'.
The cruise promised to hit all of the most haunted regions of the universe and special lay-overs were included. Of course, everyone knew that when a ship docked, it did so for any necessary repairs, to refuel, lose and pick up passengers. So Haunted Stars Tours decided to make their layovers way more entertaining to their guests by making sure they docked the cruise liner at locations that were reported to be haunted. The passengers were kept entertained, got to stretch their legs on solid ground, see new sights, and indulge in the supernatural.
Plus, Soren also hoped that Sonya would meet somoene new on this excursion. He was not happy at all to learn that his sister had developed a crush on the Grand Admiral of the Federation. First and foremost, Soren was a staunch rebel supporter. While Sonya kept her choice of 'sides' private, Soren knew that Sonya also supported the Rebels. How she could fall for the Grand Admiral of the Federation was beyond him. But the part that troubled Soren the most was the fact that he was certain the man would break his sister's heart. She'd already suffered through one terrible heart break in the past. Soren wasn't about to nurse her through another. If Sonya knew this, though, she'd rip Soren a new one and tell him to keep his nose out of her personal affairs.
The Haunted Stars cruise would be disembarking from Monument Park, Coruscant. As the passenger's luggage was being loaded onto the luxury liner, a guide would be leading the group on a tour of the area, beginning with an ascent to Umate, one of the highest peaks of the Manarai Mountains. Here was the only place on Coruscant where one could touch the bare rock of the planet. It sat a kilometer south of the Imperial Palace.
Monument Plaza itself resembled a sports arena with towering buildings forming its perimeter and an open space occupying the area inside. The bare peak of Umate sat in the center of the plaza. Of course, it was illegal to chip away pieces of the rock bt that never stopped some idiot from trying. From there, the group would enjoy a light and leisurely lunch at the Manarai restaurant, then they'd head to the Galactic Museum, which was one of many places on Coruscant alone that has been reported as being haunted. When the passengers finished visiting the museum, and perhaps a couple of other hot haunted spots in the vicinity, they would return to the ship and board. The first night would be spent enjoying all of the luxuries and fun a cruise ship had to offer as they made their way toward the first stop on their journey; the Holiest of Holies.
"Enjoy, sis. I'll see you in two weeks." Soren said just before planting a kiss on her cheek and taking her into his arms for a great big hug. "Love ya, kitten."
Sonya rolled her chestnut eyes as she hugged her brother back, then kissed his cheek as well. "Really? Soren don't call me that. Only dad got away with that and he's gone. You're not allowed, wonderful cruise gift or not."
Soren laughed. "You'll be okay? I need to head back as there's a board meeting in a few hours."
Sonya nodded. "I'll be fine! Yes, go! Oh, I proxy my vote to you. The board knows this and you know how I wish to vote on the matter. Be safe!"
Soren lifted his hand and waved as he jogged back to the lift that carried the two up to the top of Monument Plaza. Sonya turned and looked to the other person who was standing there waiting for the cruise liner, too. She blushed a little as she said, "Brother's. He still seems to think I'm eight years old." Since there was still roughly twenty to thirty minutes before the tour guide would arrive, Sonya sat down on a nearby bench and pulled out the travel brochure Soren had given to her.