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06.01.2012 , 04:57 PM |
The Subject of Fun
Kasmarien, a Republic Trooper
"Come on, it'll be fun."
"But Sir, there's still a lot of work that needs to be finished, requisitions to put in for resupply, supplies that need organizing and the medbay is horribly chaotic mess. We simply aren't ready if we're called back to duty. " Elara protested while simultaneously attempting to complete the necessary supply requisitions.
"I know all of that but it can wait," Kasmarien countered. " Garza gave all of us a few days of leave and I intend to take advantage of it. Think of it as a team building exercise, Elara, something that doesn't involve being shot at or almost blown up, and the best part is, it will be fun. They do have that in the Empire don't they?"
Elara looked up at the woman, who was both her CO and friend, leaning up on against the medbay door and blinked in surprise. It was strange for Kasmarien to bring up the Empire and stranger still to have it linked to the concept of fun. Thinking back to her life in the Empire before she defected, what could be considered fun in the Empire was as different to the Republic as the Sith were to the Jedi in some respects and said as much, that and she did not think that the current idea being put forth as fun.
"Wait, so you're telling me the Imps didn't have parties, drinking games, or wacky social events like themed movie nights?" Kasmarien sounded incredulous at the very notion. "Fine Elara, what would you consider fun?"
Elara sighed inwardly, she knew that the particular tone of voice Kas was using never boded well for the other person. "Going to the theatre, or a quiet night reading a good book perhaps," she paused, thinking for a moment before continuing, "going to the forum on the latest innovations in field medicine that's scheduled for tomorrow. That sort of thing, sir. Furthermore, most social functions in the Empire were either populated by Sith or an opportunity to network and perhaps garner alliances with higher ranking officials."
Kas shuddered briefly at the thought of needing to be in a room full of Sith or brown nosing politicians. "I'll make you a deal Elara, we'll both go to the medical forum tomorrow, if you relax and come to movie night tonight. Guaranteed explosions, fight scenes so realistic you'll feel like you're really there and maybe some romance with a chance of comedy, but definitely explosions."
"You're not going to let me get away with not coming to this Mi'keal Bae themed vid night are you sir?"
After throwing her arm over Elara's shoulder and hustling her to the briefing room where 4X, Tanno and Yuun were waiting, Kas answered "Nope, not a chance. Besides, Lieutenant Grumpy-pants wouln't agree to come unless you're in too." Turning her head over a shoulder, Kas yelled "Hey Jorgan, get your furry butt in here and bring the popcorn while you're at it. Elara's a go!"
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