“Don’t look at me that way, Drax. I’m not the cold heartless person you think I am.” She pushed herself away.
“I found out about it when you got back from Mondu Codru. During debriefing, TeeO told me everything. It was then that I knew…” Aiala hangs her head. It was then that I knew that my father really is behind more than he lets on.”
She turns to look at you in your eyes. “That’s why I think you’re special. The mere fact that you’re trying to save ME proves that you know how to use your power. You have no idea how powerful you really are. You have the greatest genetic material ever conceived flowing through your veins. But what makes you better, what makes you the perfect choice, is your heart. You honestly struggle with using your power. It’s whats holding you back. That’s what will prevent you from becoming my father. And Revan’s weakness was the call of the dark side. He didn’t have me. You do. I’m going to be standing behind you the entire way as that voice that’s already seen the dark side. Already been there and done that. I’ll keep you on the straight and narrow.”
Aiala took a deep breath, causing her ample bosom to push the limits of her flight suit. “Drax. I believe in you. What’s more, I plan on removing any obstacle to your climb for greatness. That includes your own inhibitions. Therefore, I want you to feel completely comfortable with me. Ask me anything. Anything you want to know.”
Drax thought for a moment. This 180 degree swing in her emotions had left him a bit frazzled. He knew he had tons of questions to ask but they had all left him high and dry at the moment. Finally he spoke the first one to come to his lips. “Tell me about your past.”
Aiala’s eyebrows arch obviously in surprise to your question. Her hand rushes to her mouth and she barely holds back her tears. “I don’t want you to look at me any differently Drax. I fear youll hate me if you know the truth.”
She hangs her head and tears drop onto her lap where her hands are folded over one another. You watch one hand move as she reveals the datachip she retrieved from Inquisitor Thule.
“I lied to you Drax. I’ve already looked at the datachip. It brought back bad memories. I think he planned on somehow downloading my current thoughts onto it and adding them to Omega. You’ll see them eventually, and I DO want you to trust me.” Sobbing, she wiped her eyes for the last time.
For the next two hours, she lays out in detail every moment of interest in her last 23 years.
5 BBY Romi Swood gets pregnant with child, Bodo Mobodu’wan is the father. Shamed for his daughter, Boros Swood sends her away to relatives to have the child claiming she is attending the Military Academy. As soon as her daughter is born she is separated from the child and sent back to the Academy for real. Romi is 16 when the child is born and leaves a locket that contains a holo of herself and her real father, Bodo. Bodo never learns of his child by Romi and Romi is ‘encouraged’ to forget. Her new parents name her Aiala Soruu and adopt her as their own.
1 ABY Attends Military school.
12 ABY Graduates with honors from Military Academy with a commission as Ensign. —Changes name to Aiala Omega to separate her from wealthy parents.
13 ABY Enters Special forces (Stormtrooper) school for ARC training. —Catches the eye of Admiral Daala after witnessing her reveal Force powers on the testing grounds. Moved to Imperial Royal Guard training. —Kills every member of her class in training for Royal Guard duty. Emperor Mobodu’wan recruits her to for Inquisitor training. Moved to Byss inside the Citadel Inquisitorius to further Jedi Hunting skills.
14 ABY Assigned to Star Destroyer Assiduous where she meets her mother after 19 years.
15 ABY After 20 years, she meets her real father Bodo Mobodu’wan who makes her special attache’ to the Emperor. Her ship is reassigned to TCS Chimaera 1107-ACH where she answers to Darth Wrath, but in reality is assigned to him by Tempest to spy on him. Darth Wrath discovers her intentions and strikes deal with Jolok Tu’dah, crime lord, to have a Human Replicant Droid, memory wiped and appearance changed to replace Omega. Wrath followed Omega to Dantooine where she discovered Wrath had secretly been mining Oluthim gas which is used in the manufacture of HRDs. During the ensuing battle, Wrath admitted to a plan to unite his forces with Tu’dah’s and the former Black Sun which encompassed the old Bounty Hunter’s Guild and build an army of assassin HRDs. They would then lure the Rebellion into a fight with forces loyal to Darth Tempest and use the army of HRDs to assassinate everyone who stood in their way. Claiming the throne in the power vacuum that would no doubt be left. Critically injured, Omega’s limp body was turned over to Tu’dah as a gift where he took sick pleasure in rebuilding her with robotic parts and keeping the daughter of Bodo as his personal slave. She was replaced with a replicant by Wrath to do his bidding and report what Bodo knew.
During her time spent with Jolok, she was tortured and purposefully addicted to the spice Tempest to keep her from using her force powers. She speaks with horror about her treatment and how she escaped only to be captured and returned by members of the Iron Ring slave ring. At the end of her story, her eyes and dry and have a stoic look in them like she could cry no more over that time of her life. She waits in silence for you to process and digest your new information.
Drax sighed deeply. “Ay…” he hesitated, looking for the right thing to say. “I guess we’re all damaged goods, in one way or another.” Drax reached out as he spoke, wiping the remaining tears from Aiala’s cheek. In the short while that he had known her, this was the most vulnerable he had seen her. His heart ached for her.
“We gotta stop this cycle of death and greed and revenge.” He said, regaining his composure. “If we’re going to stop your father and Wrath, then we’ve got to do it differently. We have to have the people on our side, and we’ve got to keep them there after we’ve won. We need to be aggressive, but not merciless. If you believe i’m the key to stopping them then i’ll do whatever I can to make it happen, but I won’t compromise on this.”
Aiala smiled warmly at Drax for a moment before reaching across and pulling him to her. Their lips met and they embraced passionately. Moving to stand, their legs became entangled causing them both to fall to the cold metallic floor of the cockpit. Neither bothered getting up.