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Disclaimer: I do not own Ratchet & Clank, or any of its associated characters and lore. That right belongs to Insomniac Games.

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Blackwater City Hoverboard Course, Planet Rilgar, Solana Galaxy

Having come to participate in the annual hoverboard races on Rilgar for both the fun of it and the bolt prizes, Ratchet was able to pass through the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Cups with his agility and speed while Clank supported him on his back as ever. Winning bolts in the thousands and the adoration of the crowd, Ratchet and Clank were chatting with the race's hostess, Starlene, upon the Gold Cup's conclusion.

"You're, like, amazing, Ratchet!" Starlene was telling the Lombax with great enthusiasm. "Have you thought about going pro?" 

Admittedly liking how he impressed the beautiful reptilian he was talking to, Ratchet replied with a grin. "Well, that idea definitely has potential, Starlene." His merriment was then pulled aside when he felt Clank elbowing his leg with a serious look, forcing Ratchet to add. "But maybe that can be worked on later on. Clank and I have some important work to do for the moment."

Accepting of his answer, Starlene said flirtatiously. "Okay, but just so you don't forget." She then kissed Ratchet on the mouth deeply before pulling back. Winking at his surprised expression, Starlene added. "Try not to read too much into it."

Parting ways with the race hostess, Ratchet and Clank were on their way back to their ship as the former slowly but began to ramble to himself about becoming a famous pro hoverboarder and continuing to impress Starlene while the latter robot facepalmed tiredly at the Lombax's words.

"Oh, why do I even bother?" Clank asked himself while Ratchet continued to ramble on.

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Sorry that it is a bit short, but I did the best I could. I also considered pairing Ratchet with Edwina, but for some reason, I could not get my words together.

I know the author of Ratchet and Clank and Angela: Up Your Arsenal features Starlene as a Q-Force member/Galactic Ranger, but truth be told, while I know she is associated with Captain Qwark in an Umbris commercial from the original game as well as with Skidd McMarx as both a fan and a hostess to his hoverboard races, I am not completely sure about adapting her as a character of action in my own long-term works. Still, if anyone has a good idea for such a depiction, I will not mind looking it up.