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Jun 15, 2019 4:35 PM
The Originals raid a Sith base
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Is there anyone on the training room?

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Nope! Everyone is clearly shown on the map in other places on the ship.

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Alright then. She heads for the training room. If nothing else she can work out some of the antsy tension that's flooding her body.

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Nobody bothers her on the way there.

The training room is very well equipped. It also looks well used. Nothing quite worn down. But well loved, maybe. Though there is a small pile of broken things in one of the corners.

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She ignores the pile of broken things for now, steps into the centre of the room, closing her eyes and centring herself before-

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-launching herself into a series of drills, without her 'saber for now, she hasn't done hand-to-hand work in a while, and she feels the urge.

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After a while the terminal beeps softly and flashes a few times. She can sense someone -- unfamiliar someone -- walking towards her in the hall.

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She didn't need the warning, although she does, to a degree, appreciate it. Still, when this someone enters the room, they'll enter it to her making a mistake.

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He stops in the entryway and blinks at her for a few short moments.

"Want me to come back later?"

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She shifts to a more neutral position. "I was...just finishing up, sir."

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He kind of shifts awkwardly and moves out of the way from the door, giving her space.

"Names Kastor, actually. Saud, right?"

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She tilts her head to one side, hair falling away from her face. "That is correct."

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His eyes are drawn to the movement and to her face and neck, it lingers. But he catches himself -- lustembarrassmentshame -- and focuses on a point just above her shoulder.

"What were you workin' on?"

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Saud notices the reaction, of course she does.

Her voice changes pitch ever so slightly, barely even noticeable, but now with a certain edge of anticipation. "On some...hand-to-hand drills."

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Uh! His face heats up and he stares at her for a moment.

"Uh. I could... watch? To gauge your skill level, I mean. Hand-to-hand is a bit of my speciality."

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"That would be...very appreciated."

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That definitely doesn't help any, and he laughs a little and rubs his face.

"I guess I aim to please. 'Specially on this ship."

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"Where would you like me to start?"

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"Where you left off? Show me what you're made of. It's not often we get new blood on this ship."

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She nods, and can do that. It's in no way obvious that the errors she makes are mostly purposeful.

That she's also specifically showing off her body is perhaps more obvious, but it's hard to tell whether that's just how she's been trained, or a purposeful move on her part.

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...he takes mental notes. Especially about the parts where she shows off a bit. They're a good distraction, but... okay they're just a really good distraction.

"It's not gonna work on everyone, you know?"

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She looks over at him, tilts her head slightly, raises an eyebrow in question. "Hm?"

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"The, uh, the thing where you -- showy?" His face is just gonna be red forever now. "It's a good addition, I mean... it definitely distracted me. But you probably adapt it a bit for your opponent, right?"

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"Different strokes for different folks."

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He laughs and scratches the back of his neck.

"We should spar sometime. I think we could teach each other a thing or two. Well, at the very least maybe I'll become less distracted. Useful skill to pick up."

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