Hey Bait, it's been a while since we’ve recorded things huh? Well, I thought it would be a good idea to start again. Guess a quick rundown about things so far. Um, well as you know we’ve arrived in Core space and have suddenly found us some friends. Loske, Maynard, and Ryv for the most part.
A soft blush would cross the Corellian’s cheeks as she fixed her hair in the recording.
Loske is amazing, I feel really terrible never getting to know her back in the Rogues. She’s just that type of person that no matter how dark things are looking - she’s going to make you smile and forget the bad stuff. I hope we can be friends for a really long time. She just makes me feel like I’m a person, like what I think matters and that the galaxy isn’t a scary place. Makes me happy to do my job.
An angry string of trills and beeps would echo in the background.
Haha! Yeah, our job. Hmm and then there’s Maynard. Honestly, when I first met him I thought he was kind of that spacer trash cute - you know like Asmus. Mmm, Asmus was cute wasn’t he. Shh, but yeah he reminded me of him - but he’s a lot more than that. He’s smart, prepared to do what is necessary. I also think he likes Loske, totally caught him the other day just staring at her randomly. He’s a good guy, kind of wish more Commanders were like him. It feels like he actually cares about you and your well being.
Shyness washed over the Corellian as she smiled widely ear to ear, she seemed to want to avoid the next topic, but still needed to share it.
Ryv Karis, haha, stop it - don’t tease me. He's a really special Bait. It's been a really long time since I felt like this about anyone. I feel safe with him, I feel like it's okay to share my secrets and let my guard down. Helps that he’s really cute and sexy, Allyson’s face grew redder in the video as several trills teased her. Shut up Bait! He’s pretty amazing, really smart too. Ryv just makes me feel like I’m important, that I have a voice and not just a disposable piece to the system. He makes me feel sane - I’ve been having those dreams again. The ones were I’m in a place I don’t fully remember, doing things I don’t remember doing. They feel so real, maybe I should call Jyoti and see if there’s anything she can do. Allyson paused and shook her head
No, I shouldn’t bother her. They’re just dreams anyways. Okay, see ya Bait we’re heading into battle tomorrow so make sure you’re fully charged.
After Muunilist combat -
Bait, it's not good I need you to set the coordinates for the evac ship. The ones that I’ve mapped out! It's Loske, she’s - fink, Bait please just do this for me okay? I can’t lose her - Maynard can’t lose her. Just do it Bait!
Static - Hospital Room
Allyson appears on the screen crying, blood still covering her hands and clothing.
Bait, I’m scared. I don’t know what to do. We were able to get her here in time, but she looked so pale and just. Allyson broke down again, soft beeps and trills attempting to comfort the woman. I don’t know what to do if they lose her, I can’t face Ryv and Maynard - I did my best Bait, but I just don’t know. There was just so much blood and damnit…
The recording would play for a few more minutes of Allyson sitting in the chair waiting to hear back from the doctors and healers. At the tail end of the recording, someone would draw Allyson’s attention with muffled words, and the Corellian would disappear off-screen.
Coruscant - Evening
Allyson came on the screen looking as if she was at a party, her face frustrated as she stared out away from the comm device.
He’s such a jerk! I haven’t seen him in weeks and he does that to me. Not even happy to see me?! UGH, if I could break something I would just. Soft trills and her expression changed. I know, we’re both under a lot of stress, I should be a bit more understanding. Talking with him after I left the front lines - after my fight with Carnifex and everything that had happened with almost losing Loske, I went back.
We talked, but he looked so tired. He was scared for his friends and the constant fighting was getting to him. I tried to talk about happier things, Loske’s condition and how she was doing a lot better, but I don’t think I can be that shoulder he needs.
Allyson paused and brought her hands to her face, she shook her head and then continued to speak only this time in a different accent.
I just - I don’t know I care about him so much, but I don’t think it's a good idea for me to be so close to him. The accent faded and she returned to her normal tone. The nightmares scare me, they’re coming more frequently now. Especially after going under with the ZU, Bait I’m really scared. It's never been this bad before - sometimes I wake up and I forget who I am. I forget what I’m doing or who I’m supposed to meet with that day. I said something to Ryv, but I waved it off - I don't want to worry him. He has enough on his plate.
I’m going to go back, I want to at least have a good evening with him. It's been some time since I saw him. Bait I think I really do love him.
This mission is pointless. The Inquisitor on Dantooine just sits there and does nothing but drink tea and complain. I might have to change what the specs of the mission are and go into cover. No, I know it's a bad idea, but Jorryn Fordyce isn’t the best Inquisitor - it should be easy to extract any information I need. Yeah I know. Just be ready to shoot intel to the Alliance and NIO. Okay heading out see ya Bait.
Bait. Who am I? Who’s Allyson? What?
Bait! It feels like forever, updates have been gathering a lot of intel, it's been pretty easy to access a bunch of the terminals in the Sith Empire, it's really weird. I feel like I should -
A blank stare covered Allyson’s face as she looked at the comm device. It happened for a few seconds, but when the woman came back she had a different demeanor. Her accent shifted as she spoke.
I’m going to work for the Lord Inquisitor soon, I’m excited I don’t have to wade through the trenches anymore with the Legionnaires. Bait, it's a good thing for me, I’m moving up becoming someone important. Okay will update later! Good night.
Just had a meeting with the Lady of secrets, I think she knows about us Bait. Made me a little nervous, but it seems Jorryn doesn’t have a clue which is good. Gotta keep the cover, see ya later Bait.
Hello? Um, Bait? Why is your name Bait? Why do I always come talk to you? I’m Rae, Rae Cooke. I’m the personal assistant to the Lord Inquisitor. Nice to meet you Bait. Oh? We’ve always been friends? I don’t have many of those - should probably change that, but it seems most of the Lord Inquisitors associates look down on me. Eh, not a big deal.
I’ve been having dreams. I don’t know what they are but they feel familiar.
Bait?! Hey, why are you turned on? It's Allyson, why do you ask? Who else would be recording with you, buddy. Yeah, I miss my friends, why would you ask that? My nightmares? Frequent, but it's not like it's anything new. I am scared, they scare me all the time Bait. Just all the people that I don’t know showing that they know me. I can’t handle it anymore, I feel like my brain is exploding. I want to go home, I want to go back to Coruscant with Ryv, Loske and Maynard. Is that selfish? I want to be normal for once, go out to dinner with my boyfriend, go shopping with my best friend, double date. Why can’t I have that?
You’re right. What I’m doing is going to let me be able to have that and protect my friends. Allyson smiled through the tears that welled in her eyes. You’re always right Bait, you’re a good friend. I’m lucky to have you. I’ll try not to have nightmares tonight, no promises. Talk to you soon.
The feed recording and it was apparent that Bait was doing this on his own. Painful cries that only belonged to Allyson echoed in the dimly lit room. Bloodied clothes lay aside as the woman cried, soft beeps from the comm echoed trying to comfort her.
The feed ended when she found the comm device.