I suppose I should tell you a bit about myself from the beginning. I don't really recall my parents, that was a long time ago. My earliest memories are from running around Tau Station in the ruins, trying to find enough to eat and maybe something I could trade for a couple of credits.
As I grew older, I grew bolder. Opportunity knocks only rarely, and it must be taken advantage of when it does. I guess that makes me a criminal, but it's not like anybody in any system hasn't done what they have had to.
After one lengthy stretch in the brig where I had followed opportunity a little farther than I should have, I was approached by a DZ official who had an interesting proposition.
"Keep doing what you are doing, but don't get caught so much. We need you to develop your contacts, then we'll train you for a special group. Sound good? If so, we'll tell you when the time is right, but for now, just establish your bonifides with others. "
Didn't take long for me to see the sense in this, as a steady paycheck, and the ability for payback sounded good. I agreed on the spot, and was immediately released.
First thing I did was see to my education. Time to stop being caught in bad endeavours.
Second thing I did was get a Visa (after stealing the money for it, of course), and go to a quiet corner of the System.
I know there are people still out there looking for me, but I keep a low profile these days, just raking in the credits. After all, the gentleman from DZ didn't say I couldn't keep my little empire going, just that it would someday be a different sort of job I'd be doing.
And so, I continue to do what I do best. Steal it. What's yours is mine. If it's nailed down and I can pry it up? You didn't use enough nails.