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09.10.2012 , 12:27 AM |
Remi AU: Knightless Goals and Ambitions
Set immediately after
Loyalty and Betrayal Part 3
“You could have told them about your abilities and our agreement,” Lord Scourge observed. Coremi could not imagine how anything that large could move so silently. She would have jumped to her feet but she could barely move her legs.
“Hello Sith,” She replied dully, “How long have you been standing there?”
“Long enough,” he looked at the comm device in her hands, “Were you afraid they would reject you if they discovered your true nature?”
The corner of her mouth twitched, “Most people do.”
“You should not have run,” he admonished, “We have a deal, you do not break a promise to a lord of the Sith and survive.”
She shrugged sullenly and pointed at her legs, “Can’t run now.”
A long silence stretched between them. He sat beside her and looked at the coordinates.
“It will be difficult to get there, we will need to obtain specialized equipment.” She made a face and started to say something sarcastic but stopped. She looked at him appraisingly.
“This is you trying isn’t it?” She waved her hand at him vaguely.
He considered the question, and decided he was trying. He needed her to cooperate, she had no desire for power or to become Sith beyond her wish to free her homeworld, therefore the usual Master-Apprentice dynamic was not going to work, she would simply run away again. He needed her to trust him then he could tell her about her destiny.
He acknowledged her question with a nod. “What will you do now?”
She shrugged, “This changes nothing, I’m kicking your friends off this planet.”
Scourge did not bother to voice his contempt, Balmorra was not as important as she, the Republic, or the Empire thought, but if that was the key to winning her aid he would help her. “And after that?”
She looked him in the eye and raised her chin, “We made a deal.” Then she made a wry face, “Though I suppose I should have asked what the greater enemy was.”
“Why didn’t you?”
“I don’t expect to survive the training or the retaking of Balmorra.” She eyed Scourge, “Will you tell me who we’re going to fight?”
He shook his head, “Until I am certain of your power it is better that you do not know.”
“Don’t trust me huh.” She grinned at the irony.
“Do you trust me?”
“What if I said yes?” She replied archly.
“Will you tell me of your nightmares?” He asked. The mention of the dreams that terrorized her nightly wiped the smile from her face. She looked away. He nodded, “We will have to learn to trust each other.”
She snorted and faced him again but her eyes were still haunted, “A rogue and a Sith. We have our work cut out for us.”
He stood and extended his hand. She stared at it for a long moment then took it, letting him pull her to her feet. He sensed the pain screaming through her body, but she gave no outward sign of weakness. He let her feel his approval and bowed over her hand. “Then let us begin.”
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