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09.03.2012 , 05:04 PM |
Prompt: Like No One's Watching
Characters: Malavai Quinn and Jaesa Wilsaam
Malavai Quinn was a stoic man if there ever was one. All business and no fun was his running policy. Unlike Vette, whose policy was all fun and some business as long as she could shoot it in the face. Or Pierce’s, whose policy was: business is explosives and explosives-are-fun-so-I-win. Or even Jaesa, whose policy seemed to be rescuing anything and everything no matter how vicious it was to her. He preferred to call it naïveté, but Jaesa was rather insistent that it was called “compassion” or some other such nonsense. He wasn’t one to change his policies, they were set that way for a reason, because they made sense, but, sometimes, rarely, on occasion, he would bend his own rules. Which was why he found himself in a precarious position under the watchful, and rather smug, eyes of one Jaesa Wilsaam early one morning.
“What’cha doin’?” she asked quietly.
The Captain, scared nearly to death, and not for the first time, jumped in his bunk nearly hitting his head and stared at Jaesa with wide eyes.
“Oh…” he said quietly. “Nothing…”
“If I didn’t know any better, I’d say you were –”
“Sssshh!” he shushed harshly.
“That’s not really a hobby I thought you would have,” she teased lightly.
He tossed the evidence of his activities behind him and into the depths his bunk then cursed silently. He’d have to redo that. Damn it.
“I won’t tell anyone,” Jaesa said gently. She stared at him expectantly, a smile tugging at the corners of her mouth.
“What’s your price?” he asked stiffly.
She grinned. “I want a hat and matching gloves.”
He grumbled something then nodded. “Fine.”
She giggled behind her hand. “I can’t believe someone like you can knit.”
A light pink blush rose on his cheeks. “I learned from Barnabus…” he muttered.
Jaesa's laughter echoed throughout the ship. Why did he tell people things?
What is this, pick on the Captain day?
That's pretty much everyday for me.
Knitting is awesome!
I really hate you.
Will you make me a hat, too?
Damn it... fine...
You're awfully willing to make things for people.
I'll probably die if you group with me, but I'll go out with both lightsabers drawn stabbing someone in the face. Probably you, but it's cool. Forever Shenanigans!!
Quick Quinn Quotes
Ninety Seven Percent
Ald, the Silly Sith Warrior