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08.24.2012 , 09:34 PM |
Worst Day Ever
fits in rather nicely with something I've been thinking about this past week...major SI spoilers behind spoiler tag:
Easily my favorite NPC in this game is that fierce lady Darth Zash. I know she's evil and whatever but I still found her really intriguing and awesome. I even copied her when I made my bounty hunter; now I run around Dromund Kaas freaking out Inquisitors and laughing. I figured Meenah was fairly sympathetic towards her as well. I really didn't want her to go anywhere at the conclusion of the story and therefore I thought of this scenario which lets me keep around an NPC I love as well as lay down some karma on a character I hate!
So, here's Sith Assassin Meenah playing her part in Meyali Cardani's worst day ever.
I stood outside a cell on my ship, staring down at the green-skinned woman lying on the floor.
"What do you want from me?" she spat, pushing herself up on her hands. Her green eyes flashed angrily, and I could sense how powerful she was. Perfect.
"I need you," I said. "Really, this will make you very powerful. You should be more appreciative."
"Lying scum," she said, still trying to pull herself up. She was weak, and she couldn't. I couldn't help but smile. I wasn't the type to take perverse pleasure in suffering, like so many other Sith. But there was one thing I loved, and that was being the arbiter of justice. This woman had it coming.
Master Meyali Cardani slumped down onto her knees, her eyes on the floor. She refused to raise her eyes, and I had to admire her fortitude. I leaned against the doorway, watching the flickering forcefield tint her different shades of blue-green. "Honestly, I'm surprised you're still able to talk to me, now that there's another person in there. You're stronger than I realized."
That got her attention. "What did you do to me?" she whispered.
I waved a hand languidly about. "Funny story. See, I happen to have this...colleague...who likes to skip around to different bodies. She's very good at it by now. A little insane, but we get on. I thought I'd help her out, find her someone who was willing to share." I raised an eyebrow at Meyali. "Oh...were you not wanting to share your body? Sorry about that..."
"You *****!" Meyali yelled, her anger finally fueling her enough to stand up. She beat her hands against the forcefield, and I stepped back.
"That's really not going to help you," I said.
She leaned in close to me, seething. "This is funny to you, is it?"
"Not funny," I said. "It's beautiful. Almost poetic. I'm so glad I remembered you were out there."
Meyali narrowed her eyes at me, breathing heavily, her hands bunched into angry fists. She looked like she was daring me to explain how I knew her.
"See, I was born a slave," I said, examining my fingernails absently. "I was trained as a courtesan in Kaas City - very expensive training, a major investment for my owner. Then he finds out I'm Forse-sensitive, which means he's got to give me up for Sith training! Well, that would waste his investment, wouldn't it?" I glanced over at her; she hadn't moved. I continued. "So, to recoup some losses, off I go to some back-alley brothel on the Hutts' moon. And do you know who I met there? A sweet young girl who had been sold into slavery, whose own mother she couldn't contact to save her. Message after message she tried to send, and never any reply."
Meyali still didn't speak, but I saw her swallow as though she were uncomfortable. She had figured out where this was going.
"It's appalling how you treat your own daughter," I said. "My master betrayed me and I treat her better than that. Went out of my way to help her...well, and to orchestrate a little justice when it came to you." I smiled at Meyali. "See, she insisted I pick someone with a strong Force connection. And me, I just wanted it to be someone who deserved it. Based on what my friend told me, I figured you were a perfect candidate. I mean, you fit her criteria and you
"I'll fight this," Meyali said. "I'm stronger than her. I'll fight her every second."
"For awhile. And then you'll get tired, and then you'll both learn to share," I said. "Friendship is a beautiful thing, you know." I had to admit, that was what I personally felt made the plan truly genius. They'd keep one another in check. I wouldn't have to fear my old master any longer, because she and Meyali would be too busy fighting for control over their shared body. I could keep her around, (because against my better judgment I liked her), without having to worry about her. I was proud of my deviousness.
Meyali opened her mouth to speak, but suddenly her eyes shut and her head slumped onto her chest. She shook it a few times, then raised her head again. Slowly, her eyes opened, squinting in the light. She looked wildly disoriented, and wavered on her feet a few times. I watched her reach out to the wall for balance, then see me and smile.
"Apprentice!" she said brightly. She reached a hand up and felt the top of her head. "I missed having hair."
I smiled back. "Nice to see you again, Zash."
hahahahaha at last Meyali gets what is coming to her.
"We will snatch purpose from the jaws of futility...are you ready to wreak some havoc?"