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03.11.2013 , 12:16 AM |
Knightless: (Un)Invited Guest
Spoilers for Corellia and Pierce's companion quests.
Pierce and his squad did everything they could to keep the Pubs blind. Flash grenades, smoke bombs, and Arlos doing a brilliant job of finding an access panel to slice and kill the lights. The limited confines of the carrier and the number of friendlies forced the Pubs to fight cautiously. 'Friendly fire isn't,' was something drilled into their heads at whatever passed for Pub boot-camp. Pierce used their bleeding hearts to his advantage.
A lightsaber flashed at the edge of his vision and he turned to intercept the Jedi. If anyone on his team was going to face the Jedi General it would be him, he knew a few tricks for getting past cortosis-weave. The soldier in front of him went down as he withdrew his vibroknife from a join in the man's armor. Then he saw a red lightsaber parrying the Jedi's gold. His heart leapt in his chest as the Jedi was driven backward.
Pierce and his men made quick work of the remaining soldiers and took over the bridge just as the "indestructible" Jedi was disarmed and forced to his knees. He was able to make out the red-lit silhouette of a Sith wearing Republic Trooper armor beheading the General before turning to face him. The lights switched back on and the Sith removed her helm.
"My lord," Pierce greeted, his expression was grave but he hoped she could sense his joy at seeing her again. "I thought you were dead."
"Pierce," she answered cautiously, "I would have assumed the same for you."
He caught the edge in her voice and for a moment he was angry that she could even think he would join with the Captain or Darth Baras. He swallowed the emotion before she could misinterpret it and knelt showing her his neck. "Wasn't his choice I was spared, my lord. I'm with you, always have been."
She stared at him for long enough to make his men grow restless. He hoped they would hold their position, it would be shame for them to die fighting someone he would have killed to see alive again. Finally, to his relief she deactivated her saber.
"Get up," she commanded. "The last man to kneel before me was a lying k'lor'slug and I am not at all certain about you. However, we're on this vessel and the officers are dead, I hope you have a plan for getting us on the ground without the landing codes."
Pierce stood, again shoving his hurt aside as he assumed the flippant attitude he showed everyone. "Getting us on the ground sure," he grinned, "But I wouldn't call what we're going to do landing."
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