Scarlet has gotten herself quite a reputation over the years, but that has taken hard work and 101% dedication. She is extremely competent & tough, one that get results
- “gets the shit done”. And that is exactly what is needed in the eastern D-block annex, dock levels. Sometimes called Double-D, but most often “little Dongdai” -
and it’s not a compliment! Home for some of the worst scum and crime lords, as well as quite a few shady smugglers... To keep that group in control requires equally
matching opposing force - Scarlet and her brutal strike force team, a far cry from the basic “hub-caps”.
Scarlet being a female Qat’lok helps of course. Male Qat’loks are very soft and motherly, they stay at home, laying eggs and raising the young ones while the females hunt. Female Qat’loks are (in)famous for being pretty aggressive, almost to the brink of twisted sexual obsession... That adrenaline junkie hunter-killer instinct is valuable trait in many professions, and Qat’lok females end up often serving in the military or law enforcement . Some say that it gives them free rein and right to beat up people, to be openly violent, dominating, and aggressive... and get paid for it!
"FIFTY SHADES OF SHIT" Oh c'mon Sol... Really? I'm too rough for you? Take it like a man... and quit whining. You haven't seen nothing yet...
Sol and Scarlet have known each other for years. Scarlet can, if she wants, help Sol when he gets into trouble with Hub authorities.... which happens quite often. usually Scarlet's help is something like getting Sol out of the jail after bar brawls, but she sometimes even helps Sol’s contraband get through customs, a major criminal offense. What Scarlet gets in return is information from Sol, like illegal spice or human trafficking shipments, much bigger violations than not paying import taxes... “whatever gets the job done”, that's Scarlet’s motto. Things are not black & white in her world - "fifty shades of shit" like her right hand "Tiny Tim" often says.
Sol is also a frequent visitor to Scarlet’s quarters, to discuss Hub politics, eat, drink - and have wild sex. They have healthy “fuck buddy” kind of relationship, nothing more is expected, or given.