The Short Fic Weekly Challenge Thread!
View Single Post
10.19.2012 , 11:11 AM |
Prompt: Best Day Ever
Characters: Malavai Quinn and [introducing!] Aldrdinar, the Sith Warrior
Worst Dream but Wonderful End Result
Aldrdinar or, as his friends called him, Ald, stared at Malavai Quinn with greater calm than the man deserved. One didn’t go to his Lord every day and proclaim “I was sent here to spy on your activities and report them to your Master” without dying a horrible death at the hands of said Lord. But here he was, prostrating himself in front of his Lord arguing his case. Baras had gone insane, he said. He was truly convinced he was the Voice though there was mounting evidence to the contrary.
“I suppose I always knew Baras would eventually force me to turn on you, but he’s become increasingly unstable. It’s reminiscent of Broysc. Even I’m not so loyal as to betray the Wrath for an increasingly unhinged man, not to mention the sheer amount of proof I have seen that indicates otherwise in the case of Baras,” Quinn reasoned in the placatingly annoying voice of his.
Ald simply continued staring as Quinn babbled and babbled until he had had enough of the man’s voice. His right arm shot out, his hand poised to tear Quinn’s throat out. He grasped Quinn’s pale neck with precision and squeezed. The Captain’s blue eyes widened slightly before his officer’s instinct kicked in. Before Ald had time to process the motion, the Captain had freed his neck, twisted the Sith around, and twisted his arm around his back. As soon as he realized what he was doing, Quinn let go and immediately tried to apologize. Ald was faster with his Force choke. He lifted the increasingly distressed man into the air and delighted at the way his overly shiny boots kicked at the consoles behind him.
“Consider this the end of our relationship, Malavai,” Ald hissed quietly. Then he twisted his fist and snapped Quinn’s neck.
Quinn forced himself awake and sat up bolt straight in the bed.
“Did you have the dream again?” Ald murmured sleepily next to him.
“Yes, my Lord,” he replied quietly.
Ald sat up slowly and stared at Malavai’s profile. The man was pale and sweating slightly, his chest rose and fell in short bursts.
“What happened this time?” Ald asked gently.
“I confessed my true purpose and you…” Malavai paused and swallowed. “You said to consider this the end of our relationship and you snapped my neck.”
“You’re still feeling guilty over your actions on the Transponder Station, aren’t you?”
“Of course I am!” Malavai snapped angrily. Then he sighed and covered his face with his hands. “It was the darkest moment of my career.”
“Nothing compared to your ten years in exile, I’d wager,” Ald said lightly.
Malavai dropped his hands to his lap and fixed his lover with a glare. “I would have preferred being exiled for the rest of my life to that hellhole Balmorra than be forced to do anything like that again. I knew. I knew he wasn’t the Voice. I knew he had no ties to the Emperor, but Baras…”
“I know, Malavai, we’ve been over this before. It’s fine,” Ald said gently.
“It is not fine, my Lord!” Malavai said stiffly. “Can’t you at least pretend to be angry with me over that whole debacle?”
Ald simply chuckled and pulled Malavai’s face to his. He held him there and kissed him until the stiff officer relaxed enough to kiss him back. Ald pulled back and grinned toothily at his Captain. Naturally, his Captain fixed him with a firm frown.
“You still can’t relax after that dream, can you?” Ald asked quietly.
“I have a hard time relaxing, period, my Lord,” Malavai said stiffly.
Ald chuckled softly as he turned and reached into the nightstand. He pulled out a small black box and handed it to his Captain.
“Jewelry, my Lord?” Malavai scoffed. “I highly doubt a trinket will ease my shattered soul.”
“Stop being dramatic and open it,” Ald laughed.
Malavai opened the box and found two rings inside.
“My Lord?” Malavai asked quietly.
Ald plucked a ring from the box and snatched Malavai’s left hand before he could protest. He slipped the ring on his ring finger then motioned for him to do the same. Ald had never seen his Captain shake like this before, but he did eventually get the ring on Ald’s ring finger.
“I think even this trinket can sooth your shattered soul,” Ald said blithely.
Malavai stared at his Lord with a blank face. He was a smart man, he knew what an exchange of rings meant. He wasn’t sure if his Lord was kidding or not. The man joked often, but this was a serious matter, even for him.
“You – you honor me, my Lord,” Malavai said quietly.
“That’s a yes, I take it?” Ald asked lightly.
Malavai tossed the box to the floor and pushed his Lord down to the bed. He balanced on the palms of his hands and grinned down at his Lord.
“I love it when you’re forceful,” Ald purred quietly.
The grin on his Captain’s face turned downright demonic.
Ald is my fifty Marauder. I played through the entire Sith Warrior line with him while drooling over Quinn and wishing there was a same gender romance option. So... I made one! Booya!
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