The Love of Family Makes Us Stronger
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06.28.2013 , 08:57 AM |
This next chapter is also cross posted from the SFC thread
I'd Rather Make Out With A Wookiee!
Bella and Mallay made their way into Talloran Village. On the way, Bella told Mallay about her meeting with Viidu.
“He wants Skavak as badly as I do. Apparently, those weapons that were stolen with my ship were for a guy called Rogun the butcher and he isn’t going to be too happy about losing his shipment. Luckily, this Reki guy in Talloran Village should have some information for us on how to find Skavak.”
The sisters split off to go to their respective meeting spots. Mallay was glad they had made it early after getting reprimanded for making a stop for food and water before heading out of the fort.
“Good luck sis,” she called out, “I hope you get the information you need!”
“You too, let’s meet back here when we’re done.” Bella called back.
A little while later, Bella watched as her sister approached, noticing that Mallay looked upset.
“I take it things didn’t go very well?” Bella asked.
“You could say that, the guy I was supposed to meet had been killed waiting for me, I got chewed out for taking too long to get here, had to tell the guy’s wife her husband was dead and ask her for his field box.”
“Weren’t you a little early?”
“Yeah, but apparently so was he, so I was right to get chewed out. It was my fault and I feel awful about it. I hated having to tell that woman that her husband had been killed. I think that was worse than any punishment I'm likely to get.” Mallay admitted sadly. “Anyways, what about you? Are you any closer to finding your ship?”
“I hope so, I have another lead at least. That Reki guy was quite a character though. He had a horde of widowed women hiding out with him! I didn’t know whether to be disgusted with him or those women!” Bella snorted, as they left Talloran Village. “I know I tend to move on with men quickly, but I'm at least honest about my views at the start and I've never had a fling with more than one man at a time!”
“Seriously?! He doesn’t….you know….with all of them does he?” Mallay asked, a bit disturbed by the thought.
“I don’t know and I want to keep it that way!”
“Speaking of flings, you still planning on having one with that Corso guy?” Bella had filled Mallay in on Corso during the trip to Talloran.
“I don’t know, he's kinda sexy, but I'm not sure about him yet,” Bella admitted, “and honestly, I can’t wait to get off this planet so I'm not sure I want to stick around, even for a brief fling.”
“Same here,” Mallay sighed, “The sooner I can get away from that ball busting Cathar and his superiority complex, the better I'll feel. I hate those types that feel like they have to treat the younger troops like they are wet behind the ears. I swear, it's all I can do to hold my tongue around him. I mean, I know I'm not as experienced as his highness is, but that doesn’t make me stupid.”
Bella looked at Mallay thoughtfully, “You know, the last time a guy got under your skin this bad was Zach Waverly.”
“Well, you were going off about him to me, just like this, and about two weeks later, I caught you making out with him in the barn.”
“Oh please!” Mallay snorted, “Trust me, that isn’t going to happen with Lieutenant Jorgan….I’d rather make out with a Wookiee!!”
Bella giggled, “You know we aren’t in the fort right?”
“Didn’t you tell me that your armor cam activated whenever you left the fort?”
“Dammit!” Mallay blushed.
“Hey, you're done with your mission right? Maybe no one was paying attention.” Bella looked thoughtful, “You know, you could try flirting a little. I usually find men are a lot more eager to please when I flirt a little.”
“You know I'm not good at flirting right? Besides, I don’t exactly have your assets, sis.” Mallay retorted as they approached the entrance to Fort Garnik.
Bella laughed, “You just have to learn to use what you’ve got! I have been telling you that for a while now!”
They parted ways, promising to contact each other when they were finished and Mallay headed in to the base to face the music.
I really hope no one was paying attention to what I was saying!
Aric Jorgan watched Sergeant Lauren enter the room, trying to decide on just how to pay her back for that little outburst to her sister. Luckily, Fuse had been the only other one to hear it and they agreed to keep it between them. For some reason, the whole ‘rather make out with a Wookiee’ comment bothered him the most. He thought he was a reasonably attractive man and he didn’t think he'd been that hard on her, no more than any other hot shot, spec forces rookie. He caught her eye and noticed her blush immediately, shocked to realize that he found that attractive.
Easy there Jorgan, she isn’t for you.
“Sergeant, I hope you have the field box!” he barked at her, “Maybe next time you can bring in a live agent.”
Oh, I'm going to enjoy this,
he thought as he noticed her hands shaking a little as she handed him the box. “Something bothering you, Sergeant? You look a little anxious. Is there anything I can help you with?”
“No sir! I'm fine, nothing wrong here, nothing at all.” Mallay stammered, a little thrown off by his concern.
Stop babbling idiot,
she told herself.
“You sure Sergeant? You’re looking a little red. Maybe a drink,” then he gave her a wicked smile, “or perhaps I can find you a Wookiee to make out with.”
Mallay felt her face grow hot and stammered out an apology.
From now on, I'm going to just keep my mouth shut
she thought to herself as she got her next assignment from Fuse.
Aric Jorgan really irritated me in the beginning, but he did eventually grow on me! I think they did a great job with him though. Mallay's reactions are pretty close to what mine would have been. I don't think I would ever have survived the military!
~The Love of Family Makes Us Stronger~
~Driven By the Bonds of Family~
~Deception in the Ranks~