Posted by Nikka Darkstorm on 11-16-2002 01:08 AM:
...the song playing in my head (Open)

Lying beside you
Here in the dark
Feeling your heartbeat with mine
Softly you whisper
You're so sincere
How could our love be so blind?

We sailed on together
We drifted apart
And here you are by my side

The tune and lyrics played incessantly in Nikka's head as she wandered down the corridors of the Empire's Headquarters. It seemed to fit her situation well with what had happened with her in the last few weeks. In fact it fit perfectly. Now she had to think about what kind of future she and her mate had among the Empire. As she made a left turn, she began to hum the melody to herself and then the rest of the words spilled out of her softly.

So now I come to you
With open arms
Nothing to hid
Believe what I say
So here I am
With open arms
Hoping you'll see
What your love means to me
Open arms

Living without you
Living alone
This empty house seems so cold
Wanting to hold you
Wanting you near
How much I've wanted you home

But now that you've come back
Turned night into day
I need you to stay
~Ad-Libs~ Stay...

As she finished, she wondered if anyone nearby would hear as toward the end, her voice was more audible, but seeing how it was so late, it didn't bother her. If anyone was asleep, it would surely wake them up. Turning another corner, Nikka yawned. The long day was certainly getting to her now as she was growing a little tired now.

Posted by Xavier Sadow on 11-17-2002 06:28 PM:

Xavier slowly walks down a hallway perpindicular to the one Nikka is strolling down. He slides his hand back through his hair and raises an eyebrow as he hears the song. He turns the corner slowly, not walking towards Nikka but infront of her. His neck crack quietly as he turns it from side to side slowly.

The Sith Knight does not notice Nikka as he is a bit lost in his thoughts at the moment, his eyes locked upon the ground.

Posted by Nikka Darkstorm on 11-17-2002 06:37 PM:


Nikka saw him step infront of her and stopped as he did so. She noticed something about him, like he seemed down about something, but she didn't want to ask.

"Are... You okay?"

Posted by Xavier Sadow on 11-17-2002 06:39 PM:

Xavier stops and looks up as he turns around, his hands clasping behind his back.

"Oh hello Nikka.."

He smiles a bit.

"I'm fine.. just a little lost in thought. What are you doing up so late?"

Posted by Nikka Darkstorm on 11-17-2002 07:08 PM:

"I couldn't sleep. The song kept playing in my head... well the one that I was singing."

She chuckled and blushed somewhat, an indicator that there was a lot on her mind as well.

Posted by Xavier Sadow on 11-17-2002 07:17 PM:

Xavier smiles slowly and crosses his arms over his chest slowly, smiling a bit at Nikka.

"Are you sure that's the only thing that is keeping you up?"

He quirks an eyebrow slightly.

Posted by Nikka Darkstorm on 11-17-2002 08:34 PM:


She replied with a smirk.

"Among a great deal of ... other things."

Pausing, she began to walk down the hall again, motioning him to join her.

"So, what do you plan to do now that you're back?"

Posted by Xavier Sadow on 11-17-2002 09:16 PM:

Xavier uncrosses his arms and walks next to Nikka. He pushes the bottom edges of his trenchcoat back a bit before clasping his hands behind his back.

"I have not a clue. I was hoping perhaps to take on an apprentice but I do not see that happening any time soon."

Posted by Nikka Darkstorm on 11-17-2002 09:41 PM:

She nodded in understanding and placed her hands neatly in her cloak pockets.

"Ah, I see. It will be a long time before I take on any apprentices, atleast I think so anyway. I'm only one rank from it, but I don't know if I'll ever truly be ready."

Posted by Xavier Sadow on 11-18-2002 05:30 AM:

Xavier smiles a bit and looks ahead of himself for a moment then looks back to Nikka.

"I'm sure you'll be ready at one point. I think it would be fun to train someone."

The Sith Knight grins slowly as he says this.

Posted by Nikka Darkstorm on 11-22-2002 04:02 AM:

The Warrior nodded and then looked down at the floor as they kept their stride down the hall. Thoughts began to dwell on her husband, whom she thought was dead... She was actually beginning to miss him, but quickly shook it out of her mind.

"Are you looking forward to it?"

Posted by Xavier Sadow on 12-05-2002 09:18 PM:

"I suppose I am. I think it would be interesting to take on an apprentice though it would be quite a bit of work."

Xavier sighs a bit and slides his hand back through his hair, his eyes on the ground just infront of his feet as they walk, his hands clasped behind his back as the bottom edge of his trenchcoat touches the backs of his calves as he walks.

Posted by Nikka Darkstorm on 12-05-2002 09:30 PM:

"I can only imagine what it will be like to train a new recruit and can only guess that it can be frustrating... I suppose, but one must be patient."

Their footsteps echoed through the corridor. Nikka looked over at him and noticed him look to the ground. She wasn't sure what to say next since he seemed kind of distracted.

Posted by Xavier Sadow on 12-05-2002 09:32 PM:

Xavier looks up quickly and shakes his head before looking to her and smiling just a bit.

"Sorry about that.. kind of.. lost track of what was going on."

He smirks and looks again of them once more, adjusting his trenchcoat slightly.

Posted by Nikka Darkstorm on 12-05-2002 09:41 PM:

"It's quite alright.Is there anything you'd like to talk about? I'm always here to listen..."

Nikka offered a comforting smile to her friend as the rounded a corner, making their way down another winding hall of the corridor.

Posted by Xavier Sadow on 12-05-2002 09:49 PM:

The Sith Knight shrugs a bit and looks to her with a small smile.

"Not really. I'm just a little.. well out of it. I have no idea why."

He chuckles a bit and shakes his head.

"I'm sorry.. I'm rambling."

Posted by Nikka Darkstorm on 12-05-2002 09:57 PM:

She nodded rather solemnly and had an understanding to how he was fairing at the moment. The Sith Warrior had been so much in the past few weeks, it was nearly unbearable.

"I can understand that. I've been rather out of it myself."

She tried to make it sound subtle, but she knew he could tell she was feeling troubled herself.

Posted by Xavier Sadow on 12-05-2002 10:06 PM:

Xavier slowly looks at her, his dark blue eyes locking onto her face.

"Care to talk about it?"

Posted by Nikka Darkstorm on 12-05-2002 10:12 PM:

Nikka shook her head. It was too personal at the moment to discuss it with anyone.

"No that's okay. I'll be fine. Thank you though."

She smiled.

"So will you continue anymore training, or are you pretty much on your own now?"

Posted by Xavier Sadow on 12-05-2002 10:14 PM:

"I don't have a clue. I'm not sure whether or not I want another master. I would not know who to choose from and it just would not be the same."

Xavier chuckles and shakes his head slowly.

"That sounds so sappy."

Posted by Nikka Darkstorm on 12-05-2002 10:26 PM:

"Who was the one training you?"

She asked, feeling curiosity get the better of her.

Posted by Xavier Sadow on 12-05-2002 10:28 PM:

Xavier looks forward and smiles a bit at the though of his Master. It was true.. he did miss him, he was almost a second father.. or perhaps a brother.

"Vega Van-Derveld.."

Posted by Nikka Darkstorm on 12-05-2002 10:34 PM:

A flurry of mixed emotions crossed Nikka's face as he mentioned Vega's name. He was once her friend and comrade of the Empire, but even when Nikka returned, Vega seemed distant. She noticed a change within him and was sure everyone did. Nikka merely shook her head and continued on.

"Ah, I see." She shrugged slightly. "I never got the opportunity to get reacquainted with him. It's almost like he just... disappeared."

Posted by Xavier Sadow on 12-05-2002 10:38 PM:

Xavier shrugs a bit and sighs, looking down at the ground infront of his feet once more.

"Well I suppose he did. I have not talked to him in some time now.."

Posted by Nikka Darkstorm on 12-05-2002 10:46 PM:

"I'm sure you will when the right time comes."

She noticed the same look from before and came to the conclusion that he was possibly troubled over the disappearance and departure of his former master. Nikka, however did not feel any remorse or regret for those who have faltered from the dark path and the Empire. There's never a guarantee that the one that leaves TSE will still follow the path of the Dark Side.

Posted by Xavier Sadow on 12-05-2002 10:51 PM:

Xavier leans his head back and laughs a bit, shaking his head. He growls to himself a bit and smiles, his head dropping back down.

"God.. here I am, walking with you and what I say is all pointless rambling."

Posted by Nikka Darkstorm on 12-05-2002 10:54 PM:

"It's perfectly fine. Everyone does it all the time."

She chuckled.

"I guess I'm rembling a bit myself."

Posted by Xavier Sadow on 12-05-2002 10:57 PM:

Xavier laughs and smiles at her.

"Well.. hell it's better than sitting in my quarters, doing nothing but talking to myself I suppose.

Posted by Nikka Darkstorm on 12-06-2002 12:15 AM:

Nikka chuckled and smiled as well. Xavier was turning out to be a great person to talk to, there was no doubt about that now.

"Yes, I agree. I'd rather be out and about than sitting in my quarters dwelling on the past."