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07.27.2012 , 10:03 PM |
So this idea didn't make it to my Remi story, it didn't quite fit with what was going on, it occurs in the first part of the story right after they escape from Dromund Kaas.
“Balmorra,” Remi said thinking about the giant bugs that sent waves of attacks on the resistance fighters. “Colicoids, giant bugs with acid spit, it went straight through my armor, one of the first things I upgraded.”
“Tatooine, something called a Sand Demon, supposedly they hunt Krayt dragons. I hate bugs.”
“Alderaan, giant Killik, did I mention I hate bugs?”
“Was this also a bug?” Lord Scourge asked.
“No that was from a Rakghoul on Taris,” Remi smiled, “I was supposed to get infected to see if I could be a lucky survivor. Oddly enough, it was extremely difficult to become infected. It took an hour of just letting them hit me and still no good. Finally, I found a big red one.” She made a face at the memory. “That one finally did it, his claws were huge, sliced right through my chest guard, left a pretty big gash.” Remi looked down, the scar was thin and healed well, hardly noticeable, but it was still there. She put her head back on the pillow.
“You are a fool,” he whispered tracing the scar that ran from her sternum to her navel.
“It worked, they have a vaccine now.”
“Tell me,” he said running his fingertips over the scar on her hip. “Why are all these scars only in certain areas, and why did they only occur early in your career?”
“I didn’t have a medic until I met Doc, and I wasn’t the kind to just strip down in the shared medical tents the military set up. So I’d patch myself up as best as I could and keep going.”
“And this changed after meeting the doctor.”
“Sure,” Remi said thinking back to when he joined her crew, “He’d take me off to a small area of the medical tent make me strip down so he could find all the worst injuries and patch me up. I never got another scar.”
“He did that.”
“Sure, he was a very thorough doctor.”
“And that did not seem," he paused, "unusual to you?”
“Why would it?” Remi blinked at him, “How else would he get at my cuts? He was always worried about infection. He was just doing his job.”
“Other medics do this?”
“Never had a medic, I always patched myself up.”
“That is not what medics do.” Scourge grit his teeth, “I’ll kill him.” He moved to get up, he must have been serious because it took all of her body weight, the Force, and some hand to hand she had learned from a retired Echani master to pin him down. He glared up at her. “You would let him get away with that?”
“No,” she grinned leaning down to kiss his nose, “I’ll just casually tell Kira about it and let her kill him.”
Scourge lost some of his anger and chuckled darkly, he almost felt sorry for the doctor, almost.
“Now, are we done examining my flaws?” She raised an eyebrow.
“They are not flaws.” He said touching each one gently, “They are your beginnings, something you share only with me now.” He drew her down for a kiss, “But yes, I am open to exploring other things if you wish.”
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