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08.18.2012 , 01:56 PM |
Written on Our Faces
Trooper - Sana - no spoilers
"Major Sana Kaarde, commanding officer of Havoc Squad, here to see the Chancellor," Sana told the new assistant at the desk.
The Mirialan glanced at her face, the two small arrow shaped tattoos under her eyes, and dismissively pointed at the chairs in the waiting room. Sana smiled grimly at the implied insult.
"It's an interesting story," she said conversationally.
"Excuse me?" the new assistant raised an eyebrow.
"My tattoos, it's an interesting story."
"I find I lack interest in someone so obviously inexperienced," he said, turning away from her, "I will call for you when the Chancellor has a moment for lower priority..."
"I got these the day I graduated from marksman school. Best in my class. Best in nearly a decade."
The assistant crossed his arms and glared balefully at her.
"They sent me out in the field almost immediately. High priority target. My team went in. My adrenaline was running, first time out on an op. The commander gave me the kill order, and I when I looked through the sight, my target was holding the hand of his young son."
Her reluctant audience almost looked interested.
"And I took the shot. I took the shot because this man was responsible for the deaths of thousands of our soldiers, the enslavement of tens of thousands of civilians, and would continue if we let him live. And after I took the shot, I watched through the scope as his son cried over the body of his father, and I decided I needed no more markers on my face. This one was enough of a reminder of what I was capable of, what I could do."
Sana leaned across the desk, eye to eye, Mirialan to Mirialan. "I'd suggest you remember that the next time you refuse to give a commander of Havoc Squad the respect they've earned," she growled.
"Chancellor? There's a Major Sana Kaarde here to see you. ... Yes, I'll send her right in."
Sana smiled, "There, was that so hard?"
aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?
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