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forwardmomentum ([personal profile] forwardmomentum) wrote in [community profile] sunchime2017-07-17 05:11 pm

[ open post: miles ]

That's because I've got forward momentum. There's no virtue in it. It's just a balancing act. I don't dare stop.
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Lara Croft: Probably Scarier than most Vor

[personal profile] rraidergirl 2017-09-10 02:57 am (UTC)(link)
She was meant to wait. She was meant to stay out of this while the "proper authorities" handled the situation. The thing of it was Lara wasn't meant to be here at all, on this far off world in a distant future that might not even be her own. The people she held dear were dead or painfully out of reach and even as much of a loner as she was by nature, she guarded those who were left even more closely.

And really, once you walk into Hell for someone you love, it's surprisingly easy to do so again without much of a thought. She did it for Sam, she does it now for Miles.

Not having a gaping wound in her stomach is a good start, though the hastily patched knife slash on her hip is starting to nag a little. She is not a naturally intimidating figure, but there is something terrifying about the woman who forces the door of the interrogation room open with a crowbar. Streaked in dirt and blood and dressed in stolen clothes, there's something vicious about the woman who leaps across the room to bring the same crowbar smashing down on the head of the one guard with brutal efficiency. He crumples to the floor with little more than a groan.

That woman seems to disappear with a breath when she turns. It's only Lara, dropping to kneel in front of the chair Miles' tied to, worry radiating off her. "Miles- Miles, are you all right?"
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[personal profile] rraidergirl 2017-09-10 03:40 am (UTC)(link)
A laughing Miles was always a good sign. Well... usually. It eases a little of her fear, her chest loosening enough for her to take a breath.

"Seems to be a bit of a shortage on this planet," she says with a little bit of a smile, "Let's get you out of here, yeah?" Though she takes a moment to wipe a little of the blood off his chin before she pulls a ring of keys out of her pocket. Because Lara Croft is nothing if not very good at finding things she isn't supposed to.
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[personal profile] rraidergirl 2017-09-10 04:35 am (UTC)(link)
She sees the little gesture even as she moves around to start trying keys on his cuffs.

"Don't worry, we're as safe as we can get here." Which isn't that safe, but Lara had been through. A good amount of the blood hidden in the black of her clothes is not her own. "They're detained. Not here, they're safe. Something about suspended action, needing clearance. Bel couldn't tell me everything, but they did say it was Barrayar political caste garbage." She technically wasn't part of the crew after all and she was very much not part of ImpSec.

The cuffs open with a sharp clack and Lara tosses those aside, moving back around. "Think you can walk?"
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[personal profile] rraidergirl 2017-09-18 02:47 am (UTC)(link)
She bends a little, hands out to steady him or take his weight if he needs it. Lara could imagine Miles would prefer if she didn't carry him out of the base, but that didn't mean she wouldn't. He was a little smaller than Sam and they weren't scaling down a mountain at any rate.

"I walked mostly," she said, smiling a little, perhaps a little too at ease for a young woman who's just fought and killed her way through a base. She was mostly pleased to see Miles in one piece, "I might have been here sooner, but my ride broke down."
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[personal profile] rraidergirl 2017-09-18 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
Lara's there to catch him, hands at his waist and she barely even sways at the impact.

"Sort of mine. I borrowed it from Imperial Security, in a manner of speaking." Even when Miles regains his footing, Lara keeps her hands at his waist, "You're sure you're not hurt?"
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[personal profile] rraidergirl 2017-09-18 04:22 am (UTC)(link)
"I didn't steal it, I borrowed it," and she has the nerve to sound prim when she says it.

She nods, but waits a few moments more til he's steady on his feet. "There's what looked like a communications room not far from here, just down the hall."

It's an eerily quiet hall and tho Lara is sure she'd cleared the building, she still keeps the crowbar in hand.