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    Posted by Macros on 08-21-2002 06:07 PM:
    Alone in the Shadows...

    Macros the Black entered the bar, the shadows seemingly wrapping around him as he took his place in a dark and quieter part; where only those he knew would seek him out, which in this new and daunting place was very few. He almost felt like he wanted company, then dismissed the thought from his mind. If people wished to talk to him they could, tonight he wouldn't stop them.

    He mumbled at a nearby droid, snarling when he had to repeat his order. Looking around he noticed a few faces he had seen before, and that the bar was reasonably busy, he kept an eye out for new and interesting faces, preferably ones that kept themselves-to-themselves like he did.

    As his drink arrived and he payed the droid, he started to dwell over his current situation in the recruitment process, smarting as he felt the bruises on his chin and back

    He waited to see if anyone would join him...


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    Posted by Nikka on 08-23-2002 02:11 AM:

    *She sat herself in a dark corner late that evening shrouded in her dark robes that seemed to blend with her surroundings, making her totally obscured in the darkness of the bar. A half-empty bottle of whiskey sat on her table in front of her next to a shot glass. Nikka appeared to be in one of her depressed and dreary moods again as she gazed around, her bright green eyes peering from beneath her ebony hood. Her only solace tonight: the bottle of JD that sat before her.*

    *She looked around for another brief second and caught the gaze of the newcomer she met not long ago, Macros. Waving slightly, she canted a slight nod in his direction, no expression on her distressed face changing.*


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    Posted by Macros on 08-23-2002 08:34 AM:

    Macros saw Nikka enter the room. He waited to see if she would notice him, and inclined his head ever so slighty when she waved in his direction. She looked down. It was not usually in Macros' nature to care, but he would try and cheer her up if she wished him to. He sat alone, waiting to see if she would aknowlege him again.






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    Posted by Nikka on 08-24-2002 03:58 AM:

    Eh, forget the shot glass....

    *Nikka thought to herself as she began to down the rest of the bottle of JD. The warm liquid stung in her throat. Some one might as well had lit a match and stuffed it down her throat, but she didn't care. The way she felt now, she might as well had been in a coma... or worse. It's not that her life at the Empire was in a drag, it was everything else-the main thing being Phantom. After putting such an effort into being a friend of his, and even more, it just didn't seem worth trying anymore.*

    *It was time for her to say goodbye. She sat the bottle down after drinking the last few drops and looked into the empty bottle. It reflected on how she had felt over the last few weeks: Empty. But Nikka knew it was time to move on.*

    *Glancing about the bar surroundings again. She noticed the young man, Macros, again. This time, she smiled a little bigger toward him.*

    "Good evening."


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    Posted by Macros on 08-24-2002 04:56 PM:

    Macros smiled, walking over to her. He could sense something was wrong. He bowed his head upon reaching her.

    "Greetings, my friend. What troubles you?"






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    Posted by Nikka on 08-25-2002 02:19 AM:

    "Oh, it's just personal business."

    *She motioned toward the chair across from her.*

    "Please, sit. What are you drinking? Perhaps a refill?"


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    Posted by Macros on 08-25-2002 10:42 AM:

    Macros, taking a seat, smiled.

    "Anything you would wish to talk about with me?"

    Trying to cheer the mood up he mentioned his good news.

    "I have been granted admittance to the Sith Empire, the drinks are on me, what would you like?"

    He ordered himself a cheap ale, waiting for Nikka's order...






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    Posted by Nikka on 08-26-2002 02:55 PM:

    *She shook her head and then smiled at his being admitted into the Empire.*

    "Congrats. I'm sure you will do very well among us."

    *Nikka then motioned toward a droid as it rolled past their table. As it arrived, she ordered a refill on her JD and whatever Macros was drinking.*


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    Posted by Macros on 08-26-2002 05:00 PM:

    Macros sighed. He didn't blame her, he hadn't found anyone that he truly trusted in this place yet. Except for maybe Gideon... Waving his hand he dismissed that thought from his mind.

    "Thank you. I hope to do well, and I will do well. I belong here, as we all do."

    Taking a drink, he raised his glass to hers.

    "I also hope whatever is troubling you ceases to do so soon.."






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    Posted by Dark B Shadow on 08-26-2002 05:13 PM:

    :: Dark Walkes into the bar and he sees Nikka talking to a newcomer that he thinks he has seen infront of the council to be aloud into the Empire. So Dark Walks over there to say hello. While walking he kicks one of the robots. For some reason after that one insident where he almost broke one of the robots it seems that they arenownalway getting in his way just to annoy him a little. So he pushes it out of the way and continues walking over to the table. ::

    "Hello Nikka how are you this fine evening."

    :: The Dark goes over to the newcommer. ::

    "Hello I'm Dark Shadow. And what is your name?"








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    Posted by Macros on 08-26-2002 06:03 PM:

    Glancing at the newcomer and his rampant entrance, Macros took another another drink before turning to face him.

    "Greetings Dark Shadow, I am Macros the Black. Im celebrating my admittance to the Empire, the drinks are on me"

    With a slight inclination of his head to Shadow, Macros turned to a droid.

    "What do you want to drink?"






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    Posted by Nikka on 08-26-2002 07:55 PM:

    "I'll be alright..I hope."

    *She said almost sadly and then heard footsteps close by. It was then that Dark approached the table and greeted them. Nikka smiled slightly and nodded toward him, gesturing for him to join them.*

    "Good evening, Dark. I'm ... alright I guess. Please join us."


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    Posted by Dark B Shadow on 08-26-2002 08:39 PM:

    "Thankyou"

    :: Dark sits down in a chair at there table. Then he looks at Macros and says.::

    " Well if your bying. I'll think i will have a Malt Wiskey only if I get to buy the next round. Well congradulations on your exceptance to the empire."

    :: After Macros ordered Dark's drink the robot intentally hit into his chair. He said to himself::

    "Stupid damb robots. Just kick one of them when your mad and there never forget it, and annoy you for the rest of your days."

    :: Then Dark attention went back to Nikka. ::

    " Are you really all right? It just seems that somethings bothering you."


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    Posted by Nikka on 08-26-2002 09:48 PM:

    *Nikka damn near cringed when Dark asked her if she was alright. She knew who Dark was: One of Phantom's apprentices, and how would one of Phantom's apprentices react if she told him she had...almost fallen in love with his master. She knew Dark wouldn't like it and left it at that... Besides, she thought it was best to let her feelings toward Phantom stay a secret, especially now that they were mostly anger.*

    "Yes, I'm fine."

    *She smiled almost darkly, her green eyes showing a slight hint of a crimson glow.*


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    Posted by Dark B Shadow on 08-26-2002 10:17 PM:

    :: Dark knew something was wrong with Nikka. But she wasn't going to reveal it to him right at this moment. But if she keeps it inside of herself she could use it to fuel herself in battle against an enemy. But he knew that's not why she wasn't telling him. It was more to save from his feelings. But he was okay with that. ::

    " I understand you don't have to tell me. It's your own buisness thatI don't need to get into. "

    :: Just then the robot came back with Dark's drink. It droped of the drink, but after it gave such a push that it knocked over Dark's chair. Dark had had enough with all this robot buisness. So he got up, picked up the robot that knocked into him with only one hand and Slamed it so hard that pieces few everywhere and everyone became suddenly silent and look at the broken robot and then at Dark. Then they went to there buisness like nothing happened. There were plenty of robots so the owner didn't mind that much. ::

    " Well where were we?"

    :: Then Dark took a sip of his wiskey which had a piece of the robot he just smashed but he didn't care. It was a drink of victory for from that time and on the robots fear Dark and never dare go near him if they can't help it. ::


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    Posted by Nikka on 08-28-2002 07:16 PM:

    *Nikka leaned back in her chair more to look atleast a little bit composed despite feeling like slamming the next droid into the nearest wall. She shrugged while sipping from her drink.*

    "I am lost... I mean... I don't know.."

    *She said clearing her throat, her eyes begin to sting with tears from the liquor caught in her throat...but that was not the only reason. Nikka could feel it this time, that she would never see him again.*

    *Another loss to plague the mind...*

    *Nikka wiped the tears from her eyes and raised her glass in a toast.*

    "Guys. A toast...May we never suffer from love.."


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    Posted by Dark B Shadow on 08-28-2002 08:51 PM:

    :: It was a strange toast but one that Nikka needed to say. ::

    " A toast then and may your problems be always solved. Cheers."

    :: They all clinked there glasses together and downed there drinks. ::


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    Posted by Macros on 08-29-2002 08:52 AM:

    Macros, his eyes stinging from the strong drink, nodded to Nikka. He wasn't much good in situations like this. He didn't understand his own emotions never mind other peoples.

    "Dark, may I ask who is your master?"






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    Posted by Dark B Shadow on 08-29-2002 08:58 AM:

    :: Dark looked up. ::

    "Well my master is Darth Phantom. "

    :: Nikka cringed as Dark said Phantom's name. But Dark was going to let that be for he did not wish to know what Nikka didn't want him to know even though he could have guessed. ::

    "And wo might your master be Macros."


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    Posted by Macros on 08-29-2002 09:07 AM:

    Macros sighed.

    "I have the 'honour' of being thrown about by Lord Darkstar. Mt training is going none to well at the moment.."






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    Posted by Dark B Shadow on 08-29-2002 09:44 AM:

    :: Dark had a feeling that Darkstar was Macros's Master. For Dark's and Macros's masters were rivials, but they were also simaliar in some ways.::

    "Do not worry for my master did the same to me. Untill you show him your streangth and your will to not give up then your real training will begin. For our masters are simaliar but they are rivials."


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    Posted by Macros on 08-29-2002 09:52 AM:

    "Well lets not let their differences trouble us. What are you drinking - I'll get you another."

    Macros finished his drink and grabbed another off a passing droid. Drinking it he waited for Dark's response.






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    Posted by Dark B Shadow on 08-29-2002 10:45 AM:

    "Well I'm drinking a malt wiskey."

    :: Dark just sat there thinking about wha the was going to do. For he is in drave danger. He kept his normal expression on his face, so no one could tell that something was bothering him. But this is something he must figure out before there coming. But he will not tell anyone else. ::


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    Posted by Nikka on 08-29-2002 04:06 PM:

    *A thin sheet of sweat was forming on Nikka's brow as she listened to Dark and Macros converse. Whe she heard Dark say that Phantom and Darkstar were rivals, she looked to him in a shocked manner.*

    "I don't believe that. Nobody are rivals among the Empire..."

    *She shook her head, downing more of the ale. She then chuckled, thinking of her former master, more of the anger and rage boiling from within.*

    "Wanna see 'rivals'? Put my former master in front of us... and I'll show you what true rivals do....."


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    Posted by Drako on 08-29-2002 04:17 PM:

    Sat, wrapped in his cloak in his booth the ancient Sith had listened to the conversation with great irritation. Finally he decided to interven. He stood and glided over to where they were sat, moving silently he seemed to appear behind Dark.

    "Rivals young one? I believe you are mistaken, or pershaps I missed something..."

    The vemon in the sentence was clear, the Sith Lord missed nothing, that was quite clear. He turned and inclinded his head to Nikka before turning to Macros, a glass of water seeming to materialize in his hand.

    "I assume my apprentice that you have no objections to my joining you?"

    DarkStar was already moving towards a seat before his apprentice could answer, the seat was located between Macros and Nikka, opposite Dark, where the Sith Lord could keep his eye on the apprentice trying to spread strange rumours.







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    Posted by Dark B Shadow on 08-29-2002 04:28 PM:

    :: Dark really did think that they didn't get along to well. But of course he probably was mistaken. It was an uncommon thing but it did happen to him once in awhile. ::

    " Oh then that was my mistake. I thought that one time I heard that you too didn't get along to well, like a rivalry. But I must have been mistaken. And I ask for forgiveness."


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    Posted by Nikka on 08-29-2002 07:54 PM:

    *Nikka wiped the sweat from her forehead and inclined her head toward Darkstar as he sat down next to her. She was beginning to calm down somewhat, but still, irritation remained. The disciple sighed and rubbed her temples as her head began to ache slightly. She felt her soul was beginning to wear thin again.*

    "Evening, Lord Darkstar."

    *Her voice was nearly hushed and silent, as if a lump had formed within her throat. She knew it was, but did not wish to make it so obvious that she was torn apart.*


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    Posted by Macros on 08-30-2002 07:39 AM:

    Casting a sorrowful glance at Nikka, knowing how she must be feeling, he could sense her loss, he knew not of whom it was, but he had lost many in his short life. Winking at Darkstar he spoke;

    "No objections. None at all. As long as you don't bounce me off the ceiling and ask our friend here to catch me."

    He was still sour about that...

    "How are you this evening then Master?"






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    Posted by Drako on 08-30-2002 03:06 PM:

    DarkStar tilted his head from one side to the other to the accompanyment of a cracking sound as he relaxed his muscles.

    "I am well my young apprentice, though I feel my age, all six hundred years of it, how are the rest of you?"

    He looked at the all as he spoke, his gaze resting on Nikka for a moment longer than the others, there was a flicker of concern in his eyes until he turned to the others again at which point it vannished.


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    Posted by Nikka on 08-30-2002 11:45 PM:

    *Nikka continued to stare down at her drink while listening to the conversation. She could not answer the question just yet as she was beginning to boil inside with anger. This time, it was far more greater than losing her husband...it was about being lied to and truly disrespected. Nikka demanded answers and stared until the glass in front of her shattered all over the table, spilling the amber colored liquid everywhere. She began to shake, as if she was trembling with rage. An earthquake was occuring in her soul and mind... one that would shake the earth until in crumbled. A rumble of thunder was heard but quickly faded. Nikka looked up to see everyone staring at her. She grinned darkly as a droid rolled over to their table to tend to the mess.*

    "Sorry..."


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    Posted by Macros on 08-31-2002 05:16 AM:

    Macros raised his eyebrows at Nikka, before turning to his Master.

    "I am good, I suppose...nothing much happening round here though. A bit dead."






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    Posted by Xam Feldek on 08-31-2002 05:11 PM:

    Xam entered the bar, looking tired he saw his master, training partner and some other people.

    "Evenin all"

    He sat down next to Lord Darkstar and ordered a drink.

    "How are all of you doing this evening?"






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    Posted by Drako on 08-31-2002 05:22 PM:

    DarkStar shifted his chair towards Nikka so that when Xam sat down it was on the other side of him. There was something wrong with her, the exploding glass gave that away, he wasn't sure what else might happen, he wanted to be close by incase it was unpleasant.

    "Is there something wrong young one?"

    He asked so quietly that only she would hear.


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    Posted by Macros on 09-01-2002 05:22 AM:

    Macros jumped up to greet his training partner. Sitting down next to him he bought a drink for himself and Xam.

    "Evening, and how are you, my friend?"

    Macros turned his back to Darkstar, not out of insolence, but more to seperate their private conversation with his.






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    Posted by Xam Feldek on 09-01-2002 07:00 AM:

    Xam was glad to see Macros.

    "Thanks for the drink, I'm fine but a little confused.. Personal stuff, how are you?"


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    Posted by Macros on 09-01-2002 07:02 AM:

    "The usual...I don't feel anything really. Nothing good, nothing bad. What's troubling you?"






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    Posted by Xam Feldek on 09-01-2002 07:11 AM:

    "Love.. Never let love control you..."

    He finished his drink and ordered a new one.


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    Posted by Nikka on 09-01-2002 07:19 AM:

    *Nikka heard the voice of Xam, who practically repeated what she said earlier, Never let love control you... She let out a long sigh and pointed at him in reference to what he said.*

    "What he just said."


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    Posted by Macros on 09-01-2002 07:24 AM:

    Macros nodded his head. This was something he had experience in, but he was out of that phase now. He no longer looked for love, for he knew it did not exist. It was a false emotion in his eyes, one he did not need, except as one to fuel his anger when he was hurt by those he 'loved'

    "I don't. Not anymore."

    Caring for his friend he stopped his second drink at his lips.

    "Drowning your sorrows will not help you. Who is it?"






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    Posted by Xam Feldek on 09-01-2002 07:25 AM:

    Xam realized he had just said the same as Nikka. He looked over at her and said with a broken voice this time.

    "Looks like we both have the same problem.."


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    Posted by Drako on 09-02-2002 07:29 AM:

    DarkStar chuckled

    "Love isn't supposed to control you, it is supposed to guide you to happiness, listen to what it says before you follow it, usually it is good advise,"

    The Sith Lord chuckled again, he had listened to his own advise and he was glad of it.


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    Posted by Xam Feldek on 09-02-2002 10:16 AM:

    Xam listened very carefully to the words of his master.

    "That is a very wise thing to say.. You are right, I don't have to let love control me.."


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    Posted by Nikka on 09-05-2002 11:21 PM:

    *Nikka just sighed again...she was miserable and angry at the same time.*

    "Well.. in my case..it lead me to nothing... and yes, Xam..it appears we do."

    (OOC Note: This takes place before Nikka's split with Darth Phantom.)


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    Posted by Macros on 09-06-2002 04:25 PM:

    Macros sat, detached from the conversation, his mind on other matters. He cared about other people and he heard every word of Nikka's, he just had nothing to say; not been very good with words in awkward situations, he prefered to keep his mouth shut.


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    Posted by Nikka on 09-13-2002 09:40 PM:

    *Nikka looked up at the men and gave them an expression that probably couldn't be readable.*

    "Is there a bright side to any of this?"


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    Posted by Dark B Shadow on 09-13-2002 09:50 PM:

    :: Dark was lost in thought for a good long while untill he noticed where he was. He quickly came to when Nikka spoke. ::

    " Well I don't think there is a bright side to any of this but I do believe everything will be allright, but only TIME can tell."

    :: Dark was far out of the converstion from being in his thought but somehow he knew this was what Nikka needed to hear.::
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