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11.09.2012 , 11:50 PM |
Winter – Irrissa – Imperial Agent.
The message was clear, the crew was to take some well deserved time off.
“A Holiday?” said Vector “We have a suggestion agent, if we may. Have you ever tried skiing? We know of a delightful lodge back on Aldearaan.”
“Skiing?”, replied Irrissa. “I don't think I am familiar with that activity”
Vector proceeded to explain skiing to the group.
Kaliyo snorted” Strap a couple of boards to your feet, and then throw yourself down the side of a slippery mountain,where you are likely to fall on your ***, and then be wet and cold. I don't think so. I'll pass. Nice bright warm casino for me. I am off to Nar Shadaa myself.”
Temple shuddered “after Hoth, I have had enough cold to last me for quite a while. I would prefer to just stay here on the ship”
“Agent, you and Vector should go. I have some personal things to attend to while we have the time.” replied Lokin.
*A few days later *
Evening found the two of them in front of a fireplace with some mugs of lovely hot spiced liquid. The day had been great fun with Vector doing his best to teach the agent how to ski. What had followed was lots of falling down on her part and laughter from both of them. Vector thought, how lovely she was with her cheeks pink with the cold and the light of happiness in her eyes. She had been so focused and businesslike since the day he met her. Even the hive took note of his lightness of spirit in his response to her. It was ironic that it took a day in the cold to bring out the underlying warmth in her personality.
Irrissa smiled at Vector from the pile of pillows where she was reclining and toasted him with her mug. “Thank you for the suggestion. I don' t know that I will ever master skiing, but this was the most fun I have had in a very long time”
Spring – Featuring Minalde – Jedi Consular
Minalde stood out on the balcony of her room on Tython. She loved the view of the waterfall. Carefully she placed the seedlings of her favorite flowers in the boxes that lined the edges of the balcony. This was when she missed her ancestral home the most. Working in the garden at the season of new beginnings, watching the plants sprout. Smelling the blossoms of the shurra trees that filled the estates.
So focused was she on her memories that she didn't even realize he had come up behind her until she smelled the familiar scent of a shurra blossom. Felix tucked the blossom behind her ear then,standing behind her,wrapped his arms around her.
“Its the season of new beginnings my love, do you have an answer for my proposal?” he whispered into her ear.
She leaned back against him as she thought about how to word her answer.
Summer – Rissa – Sith Sorcerer
*Khem companion spoiler*
“No! I won't do it and you can't make me” shouted Rissa “this is a stupid idea. Who decided that coming to a beach was a relaxing idea”
“You did, you crazy Sith” replied Andronikos “ You wanted some warm weather, and a break. Why would you come to the beach and not want to go into the water.” He gestured towards the water where Ashara was frolicking in the waves like a kid. “You could have headed off to that dig site in the jungle with Khem and Talos or stayed on the ship with Xalek. Zash was as excited about the site as Talos was. I tell you, it still freaks me out to hear her voice from his body”
He stalked over and swooped her up in his arms,heading towards the water. Rissa began to panic and flail. Instinctively she threw a knock back that caused Andronikos to drop her on the sand as he went flying.
“Why did you do that?” he growled at her as he picked himself up. He realized then that the normally arrogant,confident Sith was actually afraid.
Rissa ducked her head and mumbled something.
“What?” he asked.
“I can't swim” she said again, glaring at him. “Its not one of the things they think to teach you on Korriban.
He began to laugh. “Well then, its time you learned Sith. I'll teach you” He picked her up again and this time she let him carry her out into the water
Autumn – Cielle – Bounty Hunter
There was something about the golden light that filled the air,trees that towered red and gold above their heads and a touch of crispness in the air. To Cielle, Voss was such a beautiful planet.
She and her crew were traveling to the Shrine of Healing but despite the urgency of her mission,she couldn't bring herself to hurry. They had stopped and bargained for a basket of harvest fruit and a few klicks down the road they found a decent spot to set up a camp for the night.
Torian and Gault bustled about setting the camp up. Cielle tried to help but they shooed her off, so she sat down on a log next to Mako. A fire was already crackling and Cielle stared in the flames. A sense that a chapter in her life was closing filled her thoughts. The atmosphere seemed to inspire reflection and memories to flow.
As the sun dropped below the horizon,the sky filled with sparkling stars. Cielle began to recall all the people she had loved and lost, too many for her relatively short life. Melancholy threatened to overwhelm her and a sense of loneliness.
Mako,seeming to sense Cielle's mood reached over to give her a sisterly hug. Pulling her thoughts to the here and now she looked around the fire at the group sitting with her. Blizz, full of cheerful chatter, Gault with tricks and schemes but still a charming scoundrel, Mako, who was like a sister and Torian, who... Meeting his eyes she was startled by the intensity of his look as they locked gazes.
Cielle would always love this time of year.
*Rissa (60 Sorc) * Cielle (55 Merc)* Irrissa (55 Op) Ko'neko (55 Mara)
*Minalde (60 Sage)* Aubrei (60 Scound)* Cleindori (55 Sent) Rosaleen (55 Com)
Stories from the Darkangel Legacy