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03.05.2013 , 03:56 PM |
Knightless: Morning After
Timing is just before the drabbles I posted
Scourge woke to emptiness both familiar and not. He could not feel the softness of his bed or smell the caf that was made automatically at the same time each morning. He could not sense the cold of the rainy planet nor appreciate the warmth of his blankets. He was accustomed to his numb existence, but now there was a new emptiness, a void where there once was light.
Their experiment had failed. The final command had not worked, Coremi remained unresponsive and the medical personnel he called could not revive her.
He checked the medical bay hoping that somehow there would be a sign of change. He touched the glass of the tank and closed his eyes searching for any sign of life. There was nothing, not the terror of her recurring nightmares, not the combination of affection and longing that she never successfully hid from him, not even a spark of her presence in the Force remained.
He pressed his forehead against the glass. "You were not supposed to give up yet." He whispered leaning against the tank. He lost track of time, unsure of what he was doing or what he should do. His vision had always guided him and now his vision was gone. He searched for a task, something to give him focus before he gave in to despair. He opened his eyes and stared at her face, he would not keep her suspended forever in un-life. He would return her body to Balmorra where she would be laid to rest. "Goodbye." He said finally and turned away.
He checked his messages while he sent orders to have a crew prepare her body for transport. He found a summons from the Hand requesting his presence at a strategy meeting. He sent off a brief reply accepting the invitation, the charade would continue. He would subvert the Emperor's plans alone for as long as he could. There was no other choice.
He left his rooms feeling nothing and nothing, he could not even mourn the death of his hope.
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