Sigh, why do I even bother.  Nobody remembers Kramer versus Kramer.  I’m olde.

Anyhoo, standard disclaimer:

***SPOILERS BELOW***

When we last left our intrepid Zabrak, profiting and plundering had occurred with former failteammate Gault.

Shudder

Shudder

However, now that we have funding, Lana and Theron think we need more warm bodies, which the Mandalorians can provide.  As a Bounty Hunter, this suits me just fine.  I love those guys!

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Yep, I was there.

Off I go to see Shae Vizla who has moved up in the world, but apparently is a little fuzzy on our former relationship.  You know, repeating the same quest to kill Revan every week.  We were BFF!  Now she refers to me as “the newcomer.”  My ass.

Hold still while I shave your head and make a wig.

But our happy little business meeting is cut short by my sorta-ex-sorta-still husband coming in the door.  To my shock, he still has his customization kit on, so I am not subjected to his default Bieber-hair.

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Speaking of shock, he makes this O-face that is precious.

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Hopefully not his real O-face.

He’s immediately wanting the smoochy smoochy, and I have a choice to make.  Welcome him back like I haven’t been playing hide-the-blowtorch with Koth… or stick with our now-least-favorite engineer who, despite still being technically on my crew, I haven’t seen since Chapter 10.  He doesn’t even write lame love-notes anymore.  A mando in the hand is worth more than a mechanic in the wind.  Looks like a reconciliation is about to happen…

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Ugh, is that tongue?

Ugh, is that tongue?

As with last chapter, there’s a bounty-hunter-specific conversation to be had with Torian.  Apparently he and Mako searched for me.  A lot. Together.  Mmmhm, but those in glass houses with rebel mechanics shouldn’t throw stones.

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Then comes the Skytrooper portion of the adventure.  What else is new?  To shut down some shieldy thing.  Damn, I really should pay more attention to strategies since I am the leader and whatnot.  It’s hard to pay attention when you’re back on Darvannis with sand in your space-undies.

Just like old times. Go mine that thing over there.

Just like old times. Go mine that thing over there.

At which point, I find out that Shae’s dumbass plan was to send her own people into the blast zone and blow them up with the badguys.  Something about honor.  I help them escape instead of blowing up whatever I’m supposed to detonate, and Torian is mad.  Too bad, so sad, loverboy.  Sleep on the couch.

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More fun and games blowing shit up occur afterward.  I get a holocall from Lana telling me that Mandalorians who are bloodthirsty may not make the best permanent allies.  This from the queen of duplicity.  Plus, who does she think she’s talking to?  These guys are my peeps.  I tell her to STFU.

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We come back and Shae berates us for not following her dumbass plan.  Sigh.

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Somewhere in there, I have The Talk with Torian.  He tells me that he’s never leaving me again, and I ponder what to say, but it’s not really that much of a decision seeing that Koth is absentee.

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I get this lovely popup that says if I resume my romance with Torian that will end any other romances that I’m involved in.  Good!  I wanted to be rid of that jerk Koth anyway! Bam! I’m married again.

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Torian "missed you"? Awwww...

Torian “missed you”? Awwww…

Our happy couple holds hands while the mando-buddies celebrate by throwing fire everywhere and shooting lasers up at the sky.  And punching each other.  Funsies.

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Our journey is not finished though.  We have to get Scorpio a robot that looks just like Scorpio because um… hacking.

Go forth and something.

Go forth and something.

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Robots wearing sensible shoes...

Robots wearing sensible shoes…

Once again, not paying enough attention.  When we turn in said robot to Scorpio she sounds all sincere about helping us but there’s an evil-foreshadowing glance somewhere at the end.

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Cool guys walking away from... not-explosions.

Cool guys walking away from… not-explosions.

I think I’m done but the chapter tells me to return to my quarters and… Koth is there.

Craaaap

Surprise!

Um, where were you for the last 3 chapters, and NOW you show up?  Shiiit.  I almost logged off but being a relationship coward in a video game is too embarrassing.  I put on my big girl space panties (now without any Darvannis sand) and had The Talk.

“Looks like your special someone is back in town,” he says.

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Yes, my husband, who isn’t dead, bee tee dubs.  Where were you?  My options for responses are along the lines of “it’s not you, it’s me” or worse.  Sigh.  Whatever I chose in this chapter, I’m the asshole.

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Time to listen to Space-Tori-Amos (that’s breakup music, right?) and ponder chapter 15 where Scorpio is totally not going to do anything evil.

Not evil at all.

Not evil at all.


Comments

Chapter 14: Cadera Versus Cadera — 4 Comments

  1. As someone who rarely ever chooses the flirt options, I enjoy vicariously experiencing all the drama through these posts. Thank you.

  2. I remember Kramer vs. Kramer! But then again, I’m old(e) too.

    But also, I haven’t played any farther than Chapter 9, so I kind of skipped the post so I’d not be spoiled.

    –Red (Gray) Beard