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The Man in the Box


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irishfino
01.24.2013 , 09:59 PM | #21
Men are pretty insane. XD
I'll probably die if you group with me, but I'll go out with both lightsabers drawn stabbing someone in the face. Probably you, but it's cool. Forever Shenanigans!!

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Tatile
01.25.2013 , 06:10 AM | #22
If it worked for Black Widow and Hawkeye, it's good enough for me

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iamthehoyden
01.25.2013 , 09:31 AM | #23
Quote: Originally Posted by irishfino View Post
Men are pretty insane. XD
That they are, lol.

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If it worked for Black Widow and Hawkeye, it's good enough for me
Hehe, well I'll be explaining a bit more about what happened with that punch in the next one, but suffice it to say that Tothav had a way out of "holy crap my jaw hurts" and he took it.
aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?
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Fan Fiction: My Name is Solomon Crae The Man in the Box

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MilaniGrey
01.25.2013 , 10:24 AM | #24
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If it worked for Black Widow and Hawkeye, it's good enough for me
What was it? "Cognitive re-calibration?" XD
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Morgani
01.28.2013 , 09:04 PM | #25
Loving this. Though if you had killed Zenith I would have cursed you and then immediately apologized. Love your characterizations.
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very Kind.
Be to her Faults
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iamthehoyden
01.28.2013 , 09:28 PM | #26
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"How much longer do you think we have before the guards return?" Felix asked as Jese finished healing the last of Zenith's burns.

"The outside guards are on fifteen minute patrols, but they're not going to interrupt a Sith anytime soon," Zenith said. He nodded in thanks to Jese and rolled his sleeves back down "They change out every three hours. Didn't look very tough."

Felix frowned, "I don't want Jese put at risk."

"Hey," she said, touching his arm, "I can handle myself."

He pulled her to him, wrapping one arm around her waist and kissing the top of her head. "Seeing you shocked by that Darth was more than enough for me," he said grimly.

She looked up at him. "We need to get out of here, and I don't think they're going to let us just wander through the front doors."

Zenith riffled through Ouzel's robes. He pulled out a datapad and a vial of spice. "Typical. Weak." He tossed the vial aside in disgust. He opened the datapad and glared at it before spitting on the corpse. "And useless...nothing but ancient texts here."

Jese walked over and reached for it, scanning the contents. "We'll bring it, might be something important here."

Felix ticked the points of his plan off his fingers: "We can get weapons off the first round of guards, but once they're down we're going to be on a short time schedule. We need to steal a shuttle and get off this rock. Wherever this rock is." He sighed, "Would be nice to be done with this whole escaping from Imperial captivity thing."

"Tothav might know," Jese said slowly, looking at Felix, "he's been wandering around free."

"Absolutely not," he said grimly, "that bastard is responsible for this, and he will stay locked away."

"He's also the one who killed Ouzel," Jese pointed out, "he's got just as much reason as we do to want out of here. Plus he gave you back control."

"He ran when he got punched," Felix said shortly, "bullies do that."

"I'm not saying let him stay, I'm saying get the information we need and then take back control," Jese said, "We can deal with him later."

"Hate to say it, but she might be right," Zenith said with a shrug, "the Sith could be useful. We need the intel."

Felix ground his teeth. "You have one minute and then I'm coming back. I'll be damned if he's going to hurt my people again."

He closed his eyes and his face shifted slightly. Tothav opened his eyes and looked back at them. He looked uncertain for a brief moment and then his arrogance came roaring back to the forefront, straightening his posture, putting a sneer on his lips. "Miss me, did you?"

"You have less than a minute to tell us what planet we're on and how to get to the nearest shuttle," Jese said quickly.

"Or what? You'll leave me behind?" he smirked.

"You're wasting time," Zenith said shortly.

Tothav sighed. "Ilthor - it's in Imperial space near Korriban. A bit more crowded than in my time, but the amenities are much nicer."

Zenith crossed his arms and raised an eyebrow.

"And the Darth's personal shuttle is in the hanger on the west side of the compound. The building has the most atrocious statue behind it. I don't know who Ouzel was trying to impress, but he's lucky they didn't kill him outright."

"Guards?" Zenith asked.

"A pair, nothing you can't handle, I'm sure." He paused and looked at Jese. "Four-nine-two-three-two-seven. It'll get you into the ship."

"Thank you," Jese said sincerely.

"Anything for you, my..." His face twisted and Felix looked back at them. "Get anything useful?"

"Yes, he was very helpful," Jese said, explaining what they'd been told.

"We'll have to play it safe, see if this intel checks out," Zenith said.

The three of them made short work of the guards and then quickly made their way through the Sith's estate, dodging patrols and security cameras.

"Doesn't this remind you of the estates on Alderaan?" Jese whispered as they waited for a patrol to pass the final entrance.

"Never been to Alderaan," Felix whispered back. Zenith shrugged, not turning around from where he was watching.

Jese felt tears sting her eyes. "Qyzen and I...we did a lot of good there." Felix squeezed her hand, his eyes concerned. She took a breath, blinking back the tears. There would be time for that later.

"Now," Zenith said. The three sprinted through the corridor and out the main doors. A startled cry to their right gave them warning that they'd been spotted.

"Go!" Zenith yelled at them as he blasted the sentry in the chest, "Get to the ship! I'll catch up."

Felix started across the open ground, blasting at the guards he could see. Jese paused for a moment. "Zenith!" The Twi'lek glanced at her, his eyes gone fierce and hard. "Don't you dare be late," she ordered, "I'm not losing any one else."

He raised an eyebrow at the petite green Jedi, a slight grin on his face as he went back to his shooting. "I'll see what I can do," he said. Jese threw a Force shield on him and then sped through the open space to catch up to Felix.

"I'll give that bastard in my head this," the soldier said, taking down one of the men who guarded the hanger, "that is one damn ugly statue."

The statue in question rose up above the forest floor, beyond the tree tops by a considerable amount. It was of a female Sith...probably. It was grotesquely out of proportion, giving the viewer the impression of a woman with rather ridiuclous assets. So ridiculous, in fact, that one of them had cracked and fallen off. The face had a nose that was exceptionally long, bulging eyes, and facial bone spurs that gave her a distinctly spiky appearance. She appeared to be frozen in a perpetual pre-sneeze. Jese almost felt bad for whoever the model had been.

Jese picked up a nearby chunk of statue and hurled it at the second guard who went down without a fuss. The two of them headed in to the hanger, the sound of gunfire behind them.

"Get the ship started up!" Felix called, "I'll hold them here."

Jese nodded and sprinted to the door, punching in the code Tothav had given them. The door slid open without hesitation. She hurried through the dark gray, black, and red corridor into a main room, almost a lounge. The place was deserted. She made her way to the bridge where smooth lines and high-tech hardware awaited. Ouzel might have been a megalomaniac with delusions of grandure...in other words, Sith...but the man had a nice ship. Jese started it up quickly.

"Get us out of here," Felix said behind her, breathing heavily as he leaned on the doorframe.

"Where's Zenith?" she asked in near panic.

"I'm here," the Twi'lek said, rushing in and grabbing one of the co-pilot seats. He typed in a series of commands. "Take us out of here."

Jese nodded and put the ship in flight. They were off the planet in a matter of seconds, into hyperspace in minutes.
Jese stood and took a deep breath, stretching.

"What the hell?"

She walked out into the lounge area towards Felix's voice. "What is it?" she asked. He was frowning at a datapad. He handed it to her. "It was left in my pocket."

It was a list of coordinates, some of which had notes next to them. At the bottom of the list, it simply said "For my dear. Tothav."
aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?
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Fan Fiction: My Name is Solomon Crae The Man in the Box

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iamthehoyden
01.28.2013 , 09:32 PM | #27
Quote: Originally Posted by MilaniGrey View Post
What was it? "Cognitive re-calibration?" XD
As if you really need a reason to hit someone really hard in the head

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Loving this. Though if you had killed Zenith I would have cursed you and then immediately apologized. Love your characterizations.
I would have cursed me! I won't say that any companion is completely safe (but some companions are completely safe )
aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?
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Fan Fiction: My Name is Solomon Crae The Man in the Box

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Earthmama
01.28.2013 , 09:54 PM | #28
Love this! Way to spice up Iresso!

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irishfino
01.28.2013 , 10:02 PM | #29
Romance the evil within!
Isn't that what your story is about?
Sssshhhhhh!
I'll probably die if you group with me, but I'll go out with both lightsabers drawn stabbing someone in the face. Probably you, but it's cool. Forever Shenanigans!!

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iamthehoyden
01.30.2013 , 02:14 PM | #30
Quote: Originally Posted by Earthmama View Post
Love this! Way to spice up Iresso!
Thanks! Iresso's a sweetheart, but we only get to spend a little time with him in-game before the end of the class story. Lots of possibility there.

Quote: Originally Posted by irishfino View Post
Romance the evil within!
Isn't that what your story is about?
Sssshhhhhh!
I don't have to have anti-heroes, I like good guys too!!
aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?
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Fan Fiction: My Name is Solomon Crae The Man in the Box