Remi the Grey
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06.23.2012 , 10:26 PM |
Part 11. Crazy
The ship would arrive at Dromund Kaas in two hours. Remi began readying the decoy freighter. She opened the door that connected it to the Mantis. The seal wobbled perilously but held. She tapped a wall panel exposing four bodies frozen in carbonite and started the defrosting process.
“What the flying nerf is that?” Doc said in a rather shrill unmanly tone. The defrosted bodies plopped to the ground in a pile.
“Dead bodies for the freighter crash.” Remi replied, hefting a corpse over her shoulder. “You want to help? The one on top is the captain.”
“Who are they? Did you kill them?” He demanded not moving from the doorway.
Remi sighed remembering what it was like to have principles. “They were the crew of one of my bounties; they died in a real crash, so yes I killed them when I took their ship down.” She hefted the body on her shoulder. “Excuse me, this guy is heavy and he will not start smelling better.” He moved aside looking a little green.
After wrestling the bodies into place, Remi added the ship ID and emergency codes to the ship transponder. She checked the explosives that would wreck most of the ship and made sure there were no stowaways. Satisfied that the decoy was as real as she could make it she went back to the Mantis and sealed the door behind her. “Strap in,” she called to her passengers. “This is going to be bumpy.”
She turned the ship into a steep dive. She had studied dozens of crashes so that she could mimic the seemingly uncontrolled tumble of a ship entering the atmosphere with engine trouble. She watched the ground spin toward her. She found it odd how she never got dizzy. She hit the chaff button and the entire freighter detached and spun away exploding. She engaged her cloaking device then the ship engines arresting their fall just as the bottom of the ship skimmed the treetops. Locating their landing zone, she touched down several kilometers outside of Kaas City.
“Everyone still alive back here?” She called to her former crewmates. They were still belted in unsure if it was safe to move. Kira unstrapped herself and scrambled unsteadily for the refresher. Doc unhooked his harness and fell to the floor. He crawled to a wall trying to find his equilibrium.
“You,” he said his eyes closed tightly, “are the craziest woman I’ve ever met.”
Lord Scourge stood, steadying himself against his seat. He remembered the last person Doc said that to.