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06.29.2012 , 10:56 PM |
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- Jet-setting around the galaxy means exposing yourself to a ton of different viruses, bacteria, and parasites. Let's go, biology nerds!
Featuring my JK Eleya Shevani
The loud sounds of blaster fire rings in the air, and Sgt. Rusk smiles as he hears the tell-tale
of a lightsabre being ignited behind him. He unloads more from his Big Blaster, his smile turning almost feral as a nearby Imperial lets out a loud squeal before being impaled by a golden-yellow lightsabre blade.
Now that the Jedi Knight- some Miraluka named Shevani that he'd met earlier that day on this forsaken planet -and he are on the case, these dirty Imperials are going to wish they stayed home today.
Rusk continues to blast away, and just as an Imp droid clambers up behind him for a close-range attack, the Jedi Knight leaps fluidly over the Republic soldier, her lightsabre flashing brightly while her face seems to glow with determination.
It's the closest thing to beautiful Rusk will admit to seeing.
In mere seconds the droid is reduced to rubble; and just in time because more Imperial soldiers swarm into the room.
"This could get messy," Rusk hears the Knight mutter next to him. When he glances over at her, he sees her hands are pressed together and her head bowed, as if in silent prayer. Maybe she is talking to the Force- or whatever it is the Jedi worship.
Rusk's musings are cut drastically short when he turns his gaze back to the charging Imperials. His eyes widen, and for the first time, in a long time, Sgt. Rusk
"Uh... Master Jedi?" the soldier asks slowly, not even bothering to assist as a closing Imperial officer is cut down by the Jedi Knight.
"Yes, Sgt?" Shevani says grimly, narrowly dodging a blaster bolt and throwing her lightsabre out at them in retaliation.
Another squeal fills the air before the Miraluka holds out her hand and the sabre flies back into it obediently.
"Why are there red bars hovering over the Imperial soldiers?"
Where there had been nothing above the soldiers' heads, now floated dark red bars with numbers.
"Those are healthbars," Shevani explains patiently. "They help us figure out how much health our enemies have left. Here- watch."
With that said, the Knight surges forwards and takes off the arm of one of the soldiers with a smooth swing of her sabre. Above the man's head, in red letters spelling "Imperial Trooper", the red bar receeds somewhat, the numbers counting down.
"Once it goes all the way down, like
" the Knight stabs the soldier, and he slumps to the ground, dead. Rusk watches the red bar fade to nothing.
"... then we know the enemy is defeated." Shevani finishes.
Rusk raises his eyebrows.
"Oh? Because them falling over dead isn't evidence enough?" He wonders aloud.
Shevani nods seriously.
"It's always good to be sure," she agrees sagely.
"Oh," Rusk says intelligently. He pauses for a second, blinking stupidly. "Where did the bars come from? They weren't there a moment ago."
"Oh! Well, they appeared when I went to
," Shevani tells him brightly.
"It's a Force technique," Shevani elaborates. Rusk notices that the Imp soldiers are all standing around, patiently waiting for their conversation to end.
"The Force can make healthbars appear?" He reiterates slowly. The Miraluka bows her head solemnly.
"The Force works in mysterious ways," she clarifies without actually clarifying anything.
"Yes," Rusk decides to agree before anything can get more confusing. "Yes it does."
Yeah... this was something silly sitting in the back of my mind gathering dust and spider webs. Hope you like!
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