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Arekk

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#1916600 The Slicer and The Dragon

Posted by Arekk on 20 February 2019 - 08:12 PM

Coruscant, The Core Worlds

"The nightmare was always the same. Violent shapes moving in darkness, old and ugly. The killer's mad laughter was a riddle filled with wicked innuendo."
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Aren D'Shade ~ Erden Tarkhan

 
"Credits aren't an issue for me so that's out of the question. Let's talk about power."
 
Arekk had been feeling the temptation to leave out the criminal life once and for all, with a justified reason such as Jyn's death, but something kept dragging him every time his mind thought of such thing. One last job, one last everything. When it would be the last one for real? Maybe his time would come soon until there were no more things left to do.

 

He didn't want to think about that, not now. Aren had already been associating herself with the same common thugs that he did and as an older brother he disliked that tenfold but one's got to survives somehow. She had that Daesharacor blood that calls you to do thing on your own, to take risks and be willing to take matters into your own hands.

"I want to know what would you be able to offer me. I'm a considerate person, Mr Tarkhan, so don't think I'll ask for something outrageous." A classic way of negotiating a deal without beating the bush around, straight to the point. "All ears."

 

Arekk's blue pools darted on his little sister's as if he was going to swallow her soul as her hands reached out to grab food out of his plate, a robotic hand engulfing her own in an attempt to stop her. The metal was cold just like he was during 'business', it practically screamed for her to stop.

 

The glint in his eyes showed the void that Jyn had left behind, the scars that continue to bleed and that are invisible to the natural eye.

 

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#1916597 No Heart

Posted by Arekk on 20 February 2019 - 07:55 PM

Ethos City, Lithios, The Meissa System

"I felt the rise of that old familiar feeling. I hated it. I welcomed it."
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Amea Virou

 

"Don't mention it."
 
Amea's words came like angels out of Iego as he wondered if he was a mindreader of sorts. It was amusing in a way though he was pretty obvious of his intentions or thoughts through mere expressions or words. Adventure was out there waiting for them and they had already made their minds up about going, it was only a matter of coming up with a plan and setting a date to get out of Lithios.

"You know me too well, Amea." Arekk said while reaching in the depths of his leather jacker for a cigarette, igniting it and blowing smoke out of his nostrils after a drag. "Can always get wasted back at my place. I must say, however, I haven't touched a single bottle since. Nowadays, though? I'd rather do that by the beach."
 
The sooner they got out of Ethos City, the better. For now it was time to take shelter from the rain and wait until the next morning, make a good plan and depart the city as soon as possible.
 

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#1916273 No Heart

Posted by Arekk on 20 February 2019 - 06:23 AM

Ethos City, Lithios, The Meissa System

"I felt the rise of that old familiar feeling. I hated it. I welcomed it."
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Amea Virou


"If you've come here to ask my help, you don't even gotta say it. Count me in for anything."
 
Everybody had a check-out date, even the baddest of motherkarkers in the underworld. Not even oneself would last forever regardless of the line of work because that's just how life was. The ringing on Amea and Arekk's ear had gone to practically zero but they could still sense the pulsation coming from within the nightclub as the bass boosted music erupted like a Rancor's roar inside a cave.

"You're probably wondering how I can tolerate places like this." He made a gesture with his index and thumb as if he was drinking, a dorky smile adorning his face. "Well, if we come out unscathed from this job... What about a vacation? You said you didn't have one so I'll pay for one."
 
Anything just to get out of here and actually do something, the monotony of the rain and the neon-lights every day had to stop. He loved Lithios and everything described but some times Arekk wanted for life to call him out there to do something, then return. This was a good chance to get out of the routine.
 

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#1915135 Heir to Emptiness

Posted by Arekk on 16 February 2019 - 07:11 PM

Lola Curich, Lianna

"The gilding on the mask had cracked to reveal the rot underneath."
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Leilani Paaie

 
"You know me too well, darling." 

They could be friends, of course, but that would never happen due to obvious reasons. Once you've poured your heart out to someone and have done things for love's sake you really can't see that person the other way. That continued to be the way Arekk looked at Leilani, like someone he had given his heart to but decided to rip it away from her hands at the last minute.
 
Nevertheless, he enjoyed Leilani's company and he hoped it continued to be the same on her side. Who knew about things, right?

 
"It's a shame that the guy who runs this place sounds like a total karkhole." Always cracking a joke, always trying to lighten up the mood. "But I gotta hand it to the guy... It's a great building." 
 
His blue pools were focused on the city skyline as they went upwards on the elevator in clear awe, appreciating every detail possible and watching every living person going about their lives. It was empowering, beautiful, breathtaking. A moment worth saving in your memory.
 
"I'm sorry for what I did to you."
 

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#1915133 No Heart

Posted by Arekk on 16 February 2019 - 07:04 PM

Ethos City, Lithios, The Meissa System

"I felt the rise of that old familiar feeling. I hated it. I welcomed it."
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Amea Virou

 

"They will do anything to chase all that paper, you think they're idiots but one needs to be really smart to reach the top like they have. Supertitious or not you've gotta hand it to them."

 

Unlike his companion for the night, Arekk had been spending his time by the bar simply to drown any kind of sorrows that continued to plague his mind to this date. Some things never change and many of those in the man's life really haven't despite him wanting to make a complete change, the liquor was too good to pass on.

 

Suddenly, all of the music and playful neon lights made the fallen Jedi feel suffocated as if someone was putting their hands on his neck and started squeezing his throat until the oxygen fell to none. Poking Amea playfully on the arm, Arekk grabbed his glass of Savareen brandy and walked out the door with her, feeling extremely relaxed as rain drops fell on his curved cheek.

"Knowing Ethos City? All three." His eyes looked into nothingness before they refocused on Amea, grimacing. "That's dangerous territory you're getting into. Are you sure you wanna find out more?"

 

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#1914537 Looking For Anything

Posted by Arekk on 15 February 2019 - 01:35 PM

Scourge or nothing.

 

Causstik Rahn




#1914533 You wake up next to them.

Posted by Arekk on 15 February 2019 - 01:29 PM

Of course. That's how it goes before anything.

 

Holly Starstorm




#1914529 The Slicer and The Dragon

Posted by Arekk on 15 February 2019 - 01:14 PM

Coruscant, The Core Worlds

"The nightmare was always the same. Violent shapes moving in darkness, old and ugly. The killer's mad laughter was a riddle filled with wicked innuendo."
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Aren D'Shade ~ Erden Tarkhan

 
"Marvelous food. Not really my thing but enjoyable."
 
A small lie to the chef to not hurt his feelings wouldn't kill anyone as the fallen Jedi's own plate was even barely touched, if at all. The mean mug given by Aren made his childish grin beam once more, shaking his head while her eyes darted against his own with the same intensity worthy of their bloodline.

 

Everyone grows up, including Aren. She was a woman now and not the kid he had met on Zakkul, his own little sister had become an adult now. Despite all of this she would continue to be small in his eyes because that's how siblings went about things, there was no other explanation.

"Very well, now." Arekk leaned forward in an attempt to impose his own presence, well aware that Erden had one of his own. A clash of egos, sort of speak. "What's the reason for my invitation, Mr. Tarkhan?"

The tone in his voice wasn't of defiance or arrogance but rather honest curiosity and awareness, knowing very well that Erden wasn't involved in certain legal aspects of this line of work. Arekk's reputation was known and there was only one reason why he would be summoned: A job that involved both sister and brother.


"Highly doubt this is a social call, well, at some extent. It's a celebration." He paused for a moment while thoroughly pondering what his next words would be, savouring the wine from his glass. "A great one at that."
 

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#1913463 The Slicer and The Dragon

Posted by Arekk on 12 February 2019 - 07:59 PM

Coruscant, The Core Worlds

"The nightmare was always the same. Violent shapes moving in darkness, old and ugly. The killer's mad laughter was a riddle filled with wicked innuendo."
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Aren D'Shade ~ Erden Tarkhan

 
"Good to see you again, little sister. I'm as good as I can be."

 

Arekk's demeanor oozed confidence and his walk style totally showed that, waltzing into the restaurant with practiced bravado and in a manner that you'd think he owned the damned place. It was years of building a reputation amongst the scum of the Smuggler's Moon and then Lithios, Coruscant had heard of The Champion of the Kajidii as well. He was well received by the common thugs and several reputed organized crime figures, acknowledged by his past doings. Erden was one of them, or so he thought, even if they never crossed paths before.

"Mr. Tarkhan." He said with conviction while moving over to take a seat where he was designated, removing imaginary specks from his leather jacket. "Is that so?"

There was no doubt in telling that Aren was Arekk's sister considering their similar facial features and expressions but also their prowess at excelling in their work, showing their capabilities to develop themselves in any kind of enviroment or situation without pressure. It certainly made his heart sink that Aren had taken the very same path as his brother, to mingle with criminals and not strive for something better.

 

But he couldn't do or say anything, it was her life now, she had grown up so fast too.

"Cool outfit, sis. I didn't take you for someone that wore dresses and earrings."

 

A faint whisper found her ear, followed by a playful grin. Some things never change...
 

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#1913458 No Heart

Posted by Arekk on 12 February 2019 - 07:34 PM

Ethos City, Lithios, The Meissa System

"I felt the rise of that old familiar feeling. I hated it. I welcomed it."
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Amea Virou

 

"Vacations, huh? Well, if you ever need one you know who can get you tickets anywhere." That sounded awful, no time to spent all by yourself in paradise? Arekk would go crazy if he wasn't able to go somewhere sunny to enjoy drinks, the view and the ocean. "That's a funny way to put it, Amea. I'm glad business is booming, can't say it's the same here. Chit's been a karkshow ever since the Black Aces and the Sunriders started their war over the Red Light District's turf."

The underworld had begun its usual feud on the streets as homicides became rampant, blood and tears mixing into one under the unforgiving rain of Ethos City. The vile of the city was at each other's throat, when weren't they, in broad daylight and night time. It was their way to put things to an end over territory and operations, the only way. "That's just the way things go here." An old lady mentioned to Arekk once. "It comes with the place. You get used to it."

 

Amea was hoping the mix of strobes and flashy neon lights stopped while Arekk had his mind on a different kind of mix, the one that usually involved drinks. He had been sitting at the bar for five hours or five years, depending on how you looked at things. He definitely didn't try to look at things, not anymore. But he was alive and that's all it mattered though escaping somewhere but here temporarily would be nice.

"Should I? I know a lot of people." He mused with another grin, playfully jabbin' Amea's shoulder while necking his drink and grimacing at its sour taste. "Can't trust anyone, even if they have all the credits in the galaxy."

 

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#1913449 Rate the Avatar above you.

Posted by Arekk on 12 February 2019 - 07:08 PM

Effects on point.




#1913184 Heir to Emptiness

Posted by Arekk on 12 February 2019 - 05:59 AM

Lola Curich, Lianna

"The gilding on the mask had cracked to reveal the rot underneath."
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Leilani Paaie

 
 
"But now?! How about we talk about this after getting out of here?" The exasperation in his voice was clear but he meant well, not to be too standoffish against Leilani. She had his heart once and viceversa, it wouldn't be fair to treat her like that. "Champagne? Deal."
 
A millionaire tycoon that was as excentric as anybody would have a massive building like this crawling with armed forces, security guards, turrets and whatnot. Their chances of surviving would diminish a bunch but if they were smart about the stealthy approach they'd make it out unscathed, that was the only way anyways. It's not like they couldn't fool everybody and get to wherever they needed to go.
 
"A bunch of readings in the middle floor. Security, perhaps? I can't tell." The thermal readings were confusing to say the least, Arekk wasn't used to the new otpics as of yet but they did the trick. "Guess we'll have to find out and see." 
 
They were gonna be fine. Things always went okay between the two and today wouldn't be the exception.
 

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#1912458 No Heart

Posted by Arekk on 10 February 2019 - 03:52 PM

 

Ethos City, Lithios, The Meissa System

"I felt the rise of that old familiar feeling. I hated it. I welcomed it."
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Amea Virou

 

"That or you just like to visit me." He mused with a grin while tugging on his leather jacket, sitting upright while coiling his fingers around the glass of Savareen brandy on the counter. "I will take that as a compliment. How are you, Amea?"

That was a wonderful sight to lay eyes on, Amea Virou. It had been a long time since the two had seen each other, aware of their last meeting was back at his apartment after a great evening partying to eventually crash down there. It was fun to say the least, furthermore for the slicer that had been going through a rough patch back then.

The Triple Overdose Club was by now Ethos City's trademark nightclub and it was constantly packed throughout the evenings, hosting all kinds of people and personalities ranging from high ranking organized crime figures to murderers and bounty hunters. Truly a hive of scum and villainy, it was only amusing the two of them would be sitting right here.

 
A retired Jedi/crime lord and a grave-robber, you can make a holoflick out of this.

"What brings you to this heavenly planet?"


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#1912452 Heir to Emptiness

Posted by Arekk on 10 February 2019 - 03:37 PM

Lola Curich, Lianna

"The gilding on the mask had cracked to reveal the rot underneath."
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Leilani Paaie

 
 
"You really want to talk personal things now, Lei?" He countered with rather annoyed but quickly realizing his tone was too angry, too violent. It was almost like that wasn't his personality at times! "Come on."
 
The building was massively built and it stood high to let everyone see and know who ran things. If their purpose was for it to stand out then they had gotten their money's worth for it was a really magnificent structure.
 
"All the way up, huh? We never get the easy way, do we." Arekk said while laughing, looking all the way up but covering his eyes from the blinding sunrays impacting his sight. It was a long way down, totally. "My thoughts are that if we get into trouble, we'll need to bring parachutes."
 
Funny. Not helpful, not at all Arekk. But they were already there and it was time to go up.
 
What else could they do?
 

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#1912436 No Heart

Posted by Arekk on 10 February 2019 - 03:05 PM

Ethos City, Lithios, The Meissa System

"I felt the rise of that old familiar feeling. I hated it. I welcomed it."
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Amea Virou

 

Everything felt suffocating.

Perhaps it was the constant rain pouring on everyone's heads or the invasive amount of advertisements scattered throughout the city that made Arekk feel like he was being strangled to death. Lithios wasn't in a better place two years after his arrival but it continued to thrive, to provide him with opportunities many would kill to have, yet...

He felt he was owed more, something more valuable. To give your life for. What was that, though? He couldn't say.

Old acquaintances had come and gone for the last few years, faces from the past that bring the best and also the most hurtful memories flooding back like a tsunami. The booze supressed all those painful memories, sitting alone in the Triple Overdose Club while enjoying a cancer stick or conversating with the girls who served drinks helped a bunch too.

"It's not a pretty thing to witness." Arekk said to the droid bartender, who certainly didn't speak much but rather served drinks on command, a half empty glass of Savareen brandy resting in front of him. "I bet you don't care, do you?"

The droid shook his head negatively and immediately countered with: "Do you want some more?"

Funny but he wouldn't say no to a drink. It kept him alive somehow... Hopefully someone else could.

 

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