He nodded some at her mentioning of his new path. "I think I have at least," he said honestly. "I've already stumbled on it but if it were easy to do, then it wouldn't be worth while I believe." And people did learn from their mistakes. Or at least they could if they tried. And Galen was trying and adjusting to having people he cared for in his life. And while he wished that Rikki had never spoken with Moriarty, he knew that he couldn't control her in spite of his desire to keep her from harm. She was her own person and could do as she pleased. He just needed to learn to be there for her in case she got into trouble and needed help.
Hearing Gaia praising him for laying his life down willingly for others, he shrugged modestly. "It was the right thing to do," he returned. As much as he had wanted to kill Vader, doing so in hate would have kept him on the path to the Dark side. Kota had helped pull him back just in time for him to block the lightening. The moment Galen had committed to that, he knew he was a dead man. But it had kept Juno and the Rebels safe.
With the foreign woman linking her arm through his then stroking said arm, he blushed a bit more. He wasn't use to being around non-military women. So this was just bizarre. He should ask Mara if this kind of behavior was normal for civilian women.
As she spoke about the elevator, he quirked a brow. "I don't mind but the lift is safe. They hardly, if ever, malfunction. And even if it did when we rode it, I could probably keep us from falling." Or at the very least he could get them both out of there. But he respected Gaia's wish and headed for the stairs.