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01.03.2013 , 09:34 PM |
Night of the Living Prompt!: Loyalty and Betrayal
Characters: Malavai Quinn and Athra
Universe: Quick Quinn Quotes
Once More, From the Top
He came to her in the dark of night with a message on his lips. She listened as he laid everything bare for her: his plans, his duty, his goal aboard her ship. There was an urge to kill, to lash out, to give in to the red edging along her vision. She stayed her hand and let her mind soak in his words. He was waiting for a response, a word, a phrase, a choke, a stab. Anything. She watched his subtle squirming; a flick of the finger, a slight shift in stance, a hard blink. He was nervous. He should be nervous.
“Why tell me this?” she murmured quietly.
Her question surprised him, she could tell. He jumped, if ever so slightly, and cleared his throat.
“I do not like betrayal, my Lord,” he replied just as quietly.
“How ironic,” she said sardonically.
“I am attempting to rectify the situation.”
“By telling me you’ll be watching me and reporting my every move to Baras.”
“I never said those reports had to be based in fact. He obviously underestimates you and hasn’t seen you in combat recently. I know raw power when I see it. I offer you the chance to throw off your Master and build enough power to kill him.”
“And, in return, destroy a thorn in your side. Correct, Captain?”
“I do benefit from such an endeavor, yes,” the Captain replied honestly.
“You have given me much to think about,” she said dismissively. A moment later she waved her hand and the man wisely disappeared. Someone on the inside of Baras’ little powerbase could be quite useful, and, if he held true to his word, instrumental in the eventual take down of the fat beast. She decided to let the Captain stew overnight. He was so bold as to come to her in the middle of the night, wake her up, then inundate her with prose and never ending sentences. He sung his own praises, of course, and damned if that wasn’t annoying. But he hadn’t lied about the potential use for his information. He had made himself an invaluable resource. If she left him alive, Baras would think her none the wiser. If she killed or dismissed him, well, there went that avenue of tracking Baras’ movements against her. Now that she was entirely aware of Baras and the inevitable Master/Apprentice showdown, she could not afford to be left in the dark.
Stuck between a spy and a Baras. What a place to be. She sighed quietly and settled back into bed. It was only then, as the silk sheets clung to her skin with a delicate chill, that she realized she was naked.
Damn that man for catching her unawares.
What if Quinn came out as a spy as soon as he boarded the ship? A fun little story that's been bouncing around my head lately. According to the Codex, Quinn hates betrayal, so it only makes sense he would tell the Warrior "Hey, your boss is probably using my presence here to gauge your worth and kill you later. Just thought I'd stop by and tell you that. Kthnxbai."
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