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03.15.2013 , 09:23 AM |
A few Virtues/Deadly Sins taken from companions' "diaries"
(some spoilers for companions and events)
PATIENCE - Skorpio (patience of a different kind)
Most of the biological crew of this vessel seems to be more concerned with their own issues rather than with my interaction with the ship’s data core. The one defined as “agent” has granted permission to use the primitive hardware installed to further my learning and understanding of biological life forms. Even though it is diminishing to have to interact with such low level technology in order to unlock my full potential, I shall do so. According to the previous patterns, more interactions are to be expected as the “agent” is able to travel throughout the galaxy without restrictions and it is possible that I will benefit from further opportunities.
UPDATE: the biological entity known as “Doctor Lokin” seems to be drawn towards my own schedule. I have diverted his questions for the time being but he seems to have become suspicious, a typical result, expected from biological entities. When they face something that is not known to them, they show diffidence or outright fear. This is a notable weakness which I shall use when I will have gathered enough data.
Such process will probably take longer than expected due to the diverse types of specimens but, unlike biological creatures, I have all the time that is required to accomplish such tasks.
WRATH/LUST – Jaesa (DS)
It is disappointing.
Disappointing but, at the same time, thrilling to feel such pathetic creatures. Their doubts fill their weak minds and fear governs their last thoughts as I take their life. I feel their weakness tainting the fabric of the Force as they try to hide their ineptitude.
Their very existence angers me for such weakness should not be tolerated within the Sith. Yet, even though I feel disgusted being in contact with such wretches, taking their lives makes me stronger and, at the same time, makes the Sith pure.
My master is pleased with the work I do and that is reward enough for me. There is nothing I would not do in order to show him my gratitude for releasing me from the grip of the Jedi. And to think that only some time ago, I was following those fools and their discipline.
I was lucky, I must admit. If my master had not defeated my former mentor I would still be leading that same boring life; I would have never experienced such power, such pleasure in releasing all that was locked within me. It feels good to be able to kill without remorse, to experience all that the Force has to offer. And I owe all of this to him.
I long for him in a way I was never allowed before and I will not be denied.
PRIDE – Quinn
Finally all is set into motion. Darth Baras’ apprentice has proven to be an asset so far and, by pledging my allegiance to him, I did serve his master as well. Getting rid of my opponents was surprisingly easy and…rewarding. Those obstacles encountered previously are, now, nothing more than smudges on my exemplary record. I will remove them completely for I do not wish my employer to think that I am becoming sloppy. That will never be the case.
The crew is…how to say…colorful. I will not comment on my lord’s choices for it is not my place to do so but I will say that, if it was not for me, this ship would fall apart. After all I am the one that advises him on missions, plans an approach, plots the courses and verifies that everything is running smoothly. I shall certainly not rely on the other members to carry out the more refined tasks such as diplomacy or strategy for they would not be up to the task. I cannot fully fault them, though. They do not possess the extensive training and experience I have acquired through years of service to Darth Baras and the imperial military.
It is for this reason that I will continue to do accomplish my tasks to the best of my ability. After all, his lordship is accustomed to the best and I am the only one to provide such quality.
ENVY – Mako
From the moment I met her, she seemed very confident but death followed her. First Braden and Jori, killed by Tarro Blood. Then all those targets that were required to finish the Great Hunt. Tarro himself was killed. Then all that business with Jun Seros. So many people died that I have lost count and yet, she seemed unaffected by that.
Cold. Without remorse. Professional.
I could never get my head around when the shooting starts but she does not seem to care. I still wonder why I stuck around or why she still hasn’t dropped me at some spaceport. Her life is lived by the gun and she will probably die by the gun, together with the rest of us since, for some reason, we still follow her even against all odds. When her enemies end up on her “to do” list, they become bounties and, as such, she plans to collect, no matter the cost. Even if that means risking her crew’s neck.
All are eager, however. Skadge and Gault are only too happy to shoot a few people while Blizz is…well, he seems to be happy about everything. As for Torian, he’s a mandalorian and he will never turn down a hunt.
I’m the only one who seems out of place here. This is not how I thought a life of bounty hunting would be and yet, I can’t leave. The truth is, I guess, that part of me would like to be similar to her. There is something that I admire in her: she can deal with death a lot better than I do and is unaffected by it. Or, at least, she knows how not to show it.
She even has Torian’s attention now…