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11.12.2012 , 10:38 PM |
ack!!! Must catch up on reading.
Meanwhile a little bit on
Tools of the Trade
Featuring - Minalde (only little baby spoilers for Tython and Nadia)
Oddly enough though Minalde was not one I had intending to do much writing for,she seems to suddenly have a story forming. I can't wait to see where it goes.
Minalde had to send Nadia off for some additional training. Her padawan was driving her crazy when she took her out on missions. It was Minalde's way to approach each situation carefully, be diplomatic, negotiate and when that didn't work, she used the force to immobilize who she could, to deal with each threat one at a time. Nadia would get excited though and jump in the midst of the fray and her wild energy would get everyone aggravated and worked up. So Nadia was off to get some help getting that under control and Minalde decided she better work on her lightsaber skills as she was having to employ them way more frequently against multiple opponents quite often.
She dressed simply in a sleeveless top and pants, and headed down the training areas that Liam Dentri had set up with the various training droids. She headed to the most remote one, arming herself with a practice vibrosword. She started slowly, moving through all the sword forms that the Jedi used in combat, letting muscle memory take over. When she reached the end of the sequence she started again,going a little faster with each repetition, spinning and swooping,jumping and ducking. She then activated two of the Mark V training droids to practice her defensive moves.
A hooded figure watched her from the edge of the training grounds, hungry eyes following every movement.
With only the faint hum of a lightsaber to warn her, both droids were quickly cut down and Minalde found herself fighting the the tall figure who quickly pressed a strong offensive attack. It took all her skill to deflect the saber blows with her practice blade. She found herself being driven backwards step by step until the figure swept her feet from under her and pinned her with the lightsaber mere centimeters from her throat. Minalde did a force push that sent the wielder flying knocking the hood of the robe back. She jumped to her feet and saw familiar blue eyes staring up at her.
“Randall!” she exclaimed.
“Hey Min” he replied as she extending a hand to help him up,” Not bad but I still think you need to consider trying a double bladed saber.”
“Randall” she said, as the old argument came up,”you know I am a healer, not a fighter like you. We each choose a different path. My saber is fine. It suits me perfectly.” They had gone around and around with this debate when they were training together,though they had made a perfect team. He had always been far more aggressive and willing to kill than she was.
“I worry about you,now that I am not around to fight by your side” He straightened his robe and pulled his hood up.
“Well I have my crew now, they help. And Felix is always overly protective.” She didn't see how his face darkened at this statement. “So catch me up on what you have been doing lately”
“Well I just got back from a long assignment on Ilum ...” he started as she looped her arm in his and they started back towards the Academy.
I think this may be part of the reason why Minalde has not yet accepted Iresso's proposal... hmmmmm
*Rissa (55 Sorc) * Cielle (55 Merc)* Irrissa (55 Op) Ko'neko (55 Mara)
*Minalde (55 Sage)* Aubrei (55 Scound)* Cleindori (55 Sent) Rosaleen (55 Com)
Stories from the Darkangel Legacy