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10.22.2012 , 02:34 PM |
, with Meenah (and Khem, Ashara, and Andronikos). No spoilers, but...plenty of picking on Khem.
"Tell me, Khem," I said, flipping languidly through a datapad. "Exactly how did it work when you and Tulak Hord became intimate?"
It was one of those lazy afternoons where no one felt like doing much of anything but gathering in the ship's main room and chatting idly, all engaged in our own small pursuits. It was a good way to waste a day, until Khem Val appeared and informed us that Tulak Hord would
have indulged his laziness in this manner.
Out of the corner of my eye I could see Ashara's eyes widen in a mix of amusement and fear. I continued. "I'm simply wondering, because I really don't know how two species that are so very different could enjoy physical intimacy. I mean, it's quite clear you were more than friends..."
"Do not insult the memory of the great Tulak Hord, little Sith," Khem said.
I ignored him. "Of course, I think it's a little unhealthy for you to remain so hung up on him after all this time; you know, plenty of other fish in the sea and all that."
Ashara's jaw dropped, and I heard her make a sort of strangled gasping sound, like she was trying to say something but was too scared to say it. I glanced over at Andronikos, who was pointedly ignoring the entire conversation - but I could tell he was fighting the urge to laugh. I was glad; I missed being an entertainer, I missed the spotlight. I missed being appreciated for my skills and not some raw martial power I didn't even really want.
"I was never subject to such abuse when I served Tulak Hord," Khem complained, which sounded just as monotonous as everything else he said.
"Oh, come now. I know some people don't understand your love, but I won't judge you. I think it's beautiful." The sarcasm was palpable.
"Little Sith, take care that I do not --"
"Yes, yes, devour me," I said, waving a hand at him. "I've told you so many times, Khem, I'm truly flattered but I
don't feel that way about you. You really have a hard time moving on, don't you?"
Khem pointed one of his clawed fingers at me. "Strange little Sith, I cannot decipher your modes of humor. But you should respect the legacy of Tulak Hord and his Shadow Killer." He stalked off, probably going to one of his Brooding Spots - he had many of them where he liked to sit and probably daydream about Tulak Hord miraculously coming back and saving him from Meenah the Horrible Red Twi'lek Sith.
I went back to my datapad, playing with the end of one of my lekku. Ashara leaned close to me and hissed, "Are you
"Everyone here is insane," I said. "Welcome to the party."
Latula // Elaeys // Raima // Jaea // Macara // Meulin // Damarra // Kanaaya
"We will snatch purpose from the jaws of futility...are you ready to wreak some havoc?"