@Kitar: I have meant to comment long before this, but I am really enjoying your AU!! Aric is one of my favorite companions, which is funny because I hated him so much at the start of the Trooper storyline....I nearly stopped playing her! I think you have captured him well with your story and he is definitely not in an easy position right now.
Two days, he only had to wait two days he could do that. He leaned back against the crates touching his cheek, after that it was one day at a time until the year was finished. It was only a year how long could a year take?
Poor, Aric....I get the feeling a year is going to take a very long time indeed!
Can't wait to see more!