Jump to content

  • Log In with Google Sign In
  • Create Account
Photo

An Ordinary Day

- - - - - Aela Talith Jacen Voidstalker GA Fall Wroosti Evacuation

  • Please log in to reply
48 replies to this topic

#41
Aela Talith

Aela Talith

    The Righteous

  • Character
    • Character Bio
  • 2,795 posts
Jacen Voidstalker

Aela glanced back for only a brief second, long enough to catch a glimpse of what was chasing them.

Her heart skipped a beat as she was transported back to the outpost she and Jamie had explored. Her heart sank slightly, knowing now what had likely happened on this station. She remember the brutality of creatures like this, how the Alliance soldiers had been torn apart and devoured, their bodies left hanging like a scene from a horror holo. She knew that somewhere on this station that sight existed, men and women who had served loyally torn apart by beasts who knew only violence.

Her lips thinned, but she kept running.

Fighting these things would do them no good. They were outnumbered and even with the force it wouldn't be enough. So Aela sprinted as fast as she could. The force flowed through her and propelled her forward, her steps in the heavy suit thundering down the hallway. She heard her communicator crackle slightly, one of the Knights they'd left with the children.

”GET EVERYONE ON THE SHIP!” She cried at the top of her lungs, cutting off anything the other Jedi might say.

Aela knew they had to get out as fast as possible, and as she rounded the last corner she spotted the open doorway. Her lips thinned and she half jumped through, spinning on her heel and rushing towards the controls.

#42
Jacen Voidstalker

Jacen Voidstalker

    Failure Is Not Fatal

  • Character
    • Character Bio
  • 2,178 posts
Aela Talith

The big one kept its distance. It must have had a token intelligence. Enough to let the small sprinters tie down and armed defenders before making its approach. Jacen took this to mean that he needed to at least give the impression of being in control or else that thing was going to rush down here and tear him apart.

His retreat went in segments. Make some ground down the corridor, turn and put some space between him and his pursuit. He really wished that Aela could have had a rifle and the training to shoot down some of the little bastards without putting a few bolts in his back. All he had brought was his handcannon. Scatterbolts were effective in the corridor but he had to run and reload at the same time. All whilst wearing bulky suit gloves.

With his head down he sprinted the final stretch. The pack gave chase and he could sense them closing too quickly.

Barrier!

f8BXBJi.png

It is the courage to continue that counts

Handcannon | Grav Glove | Sonic Carbine

Guardian of the Great Holocon and Holocron of Tionne Solusar


#43
Aela Talith

Aela Talith

    The Righteous

  • Character
    • Character Bio
  • 2,795 posts
Jacen Voidstalker

As soon as Jacen was close enough Aela pressed the button on the control panel. Her palm slammed down against the control, the heavy whirring of the hydraulics kicking into gear almost instantly. The two sides of the blast door began to collapse in on one another, Aela shifting to the side.

The force built within her. ”Jump!”

She shouted at Jacen, hoping he was smart enough to bound through the remaining gap in the door that would be just big enough for him to fit through.

At the same time the force that had been building up within her finally coalesced, coming together in a shimmering translucent barrier just behind the other Jedi Master. It hung within the air for just a brief few seconds, and then it thrust forward put into the hallway. The beasts screeched as they crashed against it, the sound of snapping bone ringing out.

#44
Jacen Voidstalker

Jacen Voidstalker

    Failure Is Not Fatal

  • Character
    • Character Bio
  • 2,178 posts
Aela Talith

One second he saw the corridor ahead. His leap cleared the doorway. The next his visor hit the deck and his handcannon spinning across the floor away from him. Jacen looked back to see the door closing on his ankle and realised it had caught on his suit. He twisted his foot quickly and pulled it through before the doors hissed shut.

Jacen pulled himself to his feet. Age and too many battle wounds meant that after the fall he ached in too many placed. He mentally shrugged it off as he retrieved his handcannon.

"Time."

"Four minutes."

His saber was checked and he swapped out the power pack on his blaster. The motion was just a smooth reflex now.

"Can't hear..."

Thump

"...well there is the big one," he changed what he had been saying to Aela. "Those are thick quadranium. They shouldn't be able to get through."

Didn't mean they might not find another way around.

f8BXBJi.png

It is the courage to continue that counts

Handcannon | Grav Glove | Sonic Carbine

Guardian of the Great Holocon and Holocron of Tionne Solusar


#45
Aela Talith

Aela Talith

    The Righteous

  • Character
    • Character Bio
  • 2,795 posts
Jacen Voidstalker

Aela glanced at Jacen for a brief moment, doubt sitting in her eyes. Whatever those things were she wasn't about to discount them even one small bit. Without a second of hesitation she stepped forward, activating her lightsaber and running the blade slowly over the edges of the sealed door. The heavy metal groaned for a second, then slowly began to weld together. Aela carefully moved the blade along the door, permanently sealing it shut.

”There.” She said, glancing back at Jacen. ”Now they won't get through.”

Almost as if on cue there was another loud thump, followed quickly by the sound of sputtering claws against bare metal. Goosebumps ran up Aela’s spine, and once again she couldn't help but remember the incident on thay outpost. Her lips thinned and slowly she glanced towards the vents at the corner of the hangar bay. Her stomach began to feel uneasy.

Slowly she backed up towards the shuttle, watching the vents with an extreme amount of caution.

”You never take me anywhere nice.” Aela commented quietly to Jacen. ”Sith worlds, desert planets, haunted space stations…”

She trailed off as a metallic creaking echoed from the left.

#46
Jacen Voidstalker

Jacen Voidstalker

    Failure Is Not Fatal

  • Character
    • Character Bio
  • 2,178 posts
Aela Talith

"I object..." Jacen backed away in synch with Aela. "...this is clearly an infested space station."

The metal carried noise so well. He couldn't tell if they were scratching at the reinforced door. He tilted his head from side to side as he tried to hone in on the sounds.

"Any restaurants on Borleias? I'll take you somewhere. You can dress up nicely. Like on Ylesia."

She had most certainly not been dressed nicely there, but Jacen wasn't quite done with the Castille jokes yet. A vent was ripped into pieces and two of the small ones dropped down.

"We need to hold."

f8BXBJi.png

It is the courage to continue that counts

Handcannon | Grav Glove | Sonic Carbine

Guardian of the Great Holocon and Holocron of Tionne Solusar


#47
Aela Talith

Aela Talith

    The Righteous

  • Character
    • Character Bio
  • 2,795 posts

Jacen Voidstalker

 

Her cheeks colored a bit, but pointedly she didn't startle in her embarrassment. Instead she countered with her own retort. "Too bad you missed out on the second time I wore that."

 

Coming from someone else that might have been less surprising, but for Aela it was a mark of how much she had grown. A year ago she would have stuttered and likely shut down entirely at the mere mention of the costume she had worn while undercover. Now however she freely brought up the second time she had been forced to wear it, when she and Adder had attempted to infiltrate the Hutt Cartel. An operation that had eventually lead to the arrest of several small-time Crime Lords.

 

Aela twisted slightly, turning towards the broken vent and using the force to grab the creature that had forced its way through. She pressed it back through the metal vent, throwing the creature back against one of it's kin. Half a second later she scrunched her fingers, pulling the broken metal together into a makeshift door.

 

"They'll get through fast." She barked, jumping back slightly as another vent just above them popped open. 

 

One of the creatures leaped forth, screeching loudly.



#48
Jacen Voidstalker

Jacen Voidstalker

    Failure Is Not Fatal

  • Character
    • Character Bio
  • 2,178 posts
Aela Talith

His golden blade flicked outwards. The tip cut across the chest of the first spawn. Jacen quickly reversed his grip on the saber and plunged it straight down to finish the job.

With only one set of doors between themselves and the ship left they had to hold on just a little longer.

"I'm not going to ask who you wore it for a second time..." Jacen said. He immediately regretted it. Just because she was apparently comfortable enough to joke about it, it didn't mean he had to escalate further to find the line.

Another poked it's maw out and Jacen slammed it backwards with the Force. It's broken body was used to hold back the others so Aela could seal another opening. They were working down the other side too.

It occurred to him that if they sealed too many openings then they might pass them by and go straight for the ship.

f8BXBJi.png

It is the courage to continue that counts

Handcannon | Grav Glove | Sonic Carbine

Guardian of the Great Holocon and Holocron of Tionne Solusar


#49
Aela Talith

Aela Talith

    The Righteous

  • Character
    • Character Bio
  • 2,795 posts

Jacen Voidstalker

 

Aela didn't have time to respond, either with a witty retort of her own or even a flash of embarrassment.

 

One of the creatures pounced at her, moving faster than any of them had previously. Her lightsaber flicked forward and then to the side, quickly bisecting the creature and sending a spurt of acidic blood onto the bulkhead behind her. She let out a quiet curse, half turning as she closed her fist and closed off another one of the vents. Behind her she heard the ignition of a lightsaber, one of the Knights having stepped out of the ship and moving towards them.

 

"Stay by the ship!" She shouted, whirling on her feet and drawing the sword from the small of her black.

 

The blade flashed forward, slashing through the thick carapace of one of the beasts. An odd searing noise could be heard as the blade cut through the creatures flesh, the beasts skin beginning to almost bubble as Aela cut into it and then sent a kick into it's face.

 

Aela growled, knowing what the reaction meant.

 

These were Sithspawn, no doubt to it.