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Dec 06, 2022 3:01 AM
trying to turn sith acolyte Lily against her girlfriend is going to go down in history as the worst decision the Sith Empire ever made
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It has existed for uncounted aeons - for millennia - it has always existed and will always exist, and yet its existence is bound too in linear time and place at points. It is a paradox, perhaps.

It is a weight in the Force, a single echoing demand, and as the Force has no beginning nor end, no coordinates it can be found at, neither does it. 

(It was human, once, to the extent that it has a meaningful past. It is human, and it's a human's iron will that shaped its demand. (It remembers humanity in many ways, though it is so much more.))

There are some places, though, that the Force-as-it-is does not fully affect. Where the echo of its demand is weak, and it cannot pull on the threads of reality with quite as much strength. 

But there's a tug, now, a demand echoing from one of those quiet places, a channel opened, a chance to boost its signal - 

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The concentrated demand that is one of many such incomprehensible demands setting the Force in motion reaches back, pours itself through that open channel and into a new world. 

(It exists to satisfy its demand. Not spreading itself when given the opportunity could never occur to it.)

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(It cannot fully spread itself here. This world is to the echoes of demand like heavy mist is to sound. It must wrap itself in something, and it cannot be itself and be here. No matter. It is eternal, and knowledgeable, and the solution to this problem has or will at some point reveal itself in the grand arc of history.)

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And so one infinitesimal fragment of the Force opens human eyes, wraps itself in human memories and anchors itself to a human body. 

Limiting. Weakening. But it is here, and the demand this self sent out was perfectly compatible with its own demand, even if it must be human. 

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And she collapses to her knees as a storm of wild energy - the answer to her host's call, the shockwave of its coming - begins to rip the Sith Academy on Korriban apart.

She has things she wants beyond vengeance - 

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She forces herself to her feet (and the storm destroys any evidence she summoned it) and stumbles into the shattering world to find her Brin.

 

(She wants them both to survive this, so they will.)

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The damage doesn't ripple out from her - the area she started in was among the worst hit, shattered by her arrival - but the rest of the damage is in diffuse patches, tendrils threading through the halls and then concentrating in bursts in an unclear pattern. 

The electronic systems are pretty thoroughly fucked, though the doors still open - no cameras or radios, though - and things are falling, glass is shattering, power packs are exploding, people are tripping as the ground shakes, people are panicking 

(The overseers are already dead. A lot of people are dead, really, are more will die before this ends.)

Her feet lead her unerringly to Brin, the Force assisting her speed and helping her dodge obstacles, keep her feet as the ground continues to quake, avoid more crowded hallways -

 

The girl who summoned her hadn't been positive where Brin would be, tried to mentally enforce the acolytes' dorms being relatively untouched. But she knows now that Brin isn't there, is - 

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-in one of the small meditation rooms, hiding from the storm.

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And the storm is being held back by a dark lord with a fiercely contained power.

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Well there goes her 'don't be suspicious' plan.

(She has no idea what people are supposed to feel like the the Force here, but that woman feels - different. Also powerful. And like an odd echo of some of the minds that have - distantly - interacted with the human that she was's echoes from time to time. Interesting.)

And she's protecting Brin.

(She binds as much of herself under her skin as she can. She probably feels very bizarre anyways. She hadn't been trained to use the Force as a human, the girl who summoned her wasn't trained, and she's spent all but a drop of her existence as a part of the Force itself.)

"Brin!" she pants out, sending the Sith Lord a look that hopefully reads as scared. "Are you okay?"

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"Lily! I'm fine, are you-"

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"You know this person?"

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"Yes, she's um. My girlfriend."

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Nod. "And she's mine." (She doesn't sound - or feel - at all nervous saying that. Brin is hers. Any third parties with opinions to the contrary can die mad about it.)

Then to Brin: "And - I'm unhurt."

(Does the Sith try to stop her from stepping up next to her girlfriend?)

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She gestures, and the bubble of safe space expands outward to let the new girl in.

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Tight hug!!!

(Entering the bubble feels weird. Like she's being shoved back into herself, like the wild thing she summoned is now slightly less of who she is. (She's still it, though, and it's still her, and the rebalancing had already started when she saw Brin anyways - accelerates once she touches her Brin.))

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"Do you know what happened?"

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"I just came to find you. There's - an earthquake or something."

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"This is no earthquake. Something unusually powerful has released this destruction purposefully."

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"Can't imagine why." Yeah least suspicious she can manage right now is sarcasm. 

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"Truly? I can think of several reasons. This academy is loved by very few. What I am having trouble reconciling is how one would have obtained the power and skill necessary to do such a thing while retaining the motivation."

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That's because it didn't need the experience kind of skill, mostly just motivation-skill.

Light shrug. "I suppose some people can hold grudges a very long time."

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She hums noncommittally.

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...She's going to keep her mouth shut and hug her girlfriend. The storm will stop sooner or later anyways. 

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Closer to sooner than later. As the last of the Force-infused howling blasts dies away, Occlus drops her shield.

"I am going to go see what remains intact. Stay put until I come for you," she instructs Brin.

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