not seen hard work in some time. Bipedal medical droids, their polished silver bodies reflecting the fires burning in the cityscape, walked behind them, each pulling a treatment cart with a tri-level gurney behind it.
Malgus rose and approached them. The doctorsТ eyes widened at his appearanceЧhis scarred mien alarmed mostЧand they gave crisp salutes.
УThere are several wounded within,Ф Malgus said. УThe TwiТlek female is my servant. Care for her as you would me.Ф
УAn alien, my lord?Ф asked the older of the two men, his jowls dotted with a dayТs growth of gray beard. УAs IТm sure you know, Imperial medical facilities in-theater are restrictedЧФ
Malgus took a step toward him and the doctorТs mouth snapped shut.
УCare for her as you would me. Do you understand?Ф
УYes, my lord,Ф the doctor said, and the medical team hurried past.
More explosions rocked the urban landscape. A bomb struck a power station, and an enormous flare of plasma jetted half a kilometer into the sky. A flight of ISF interceptors, notable for their bent wings, streaked over the Temple. The Sith around him cheered.
Eleena emerged from the Temple, her mouth tight with pain. The doctor trailed after her, worry creasing his brow.
УPlease, mistress,Ф the doctor said, eyeing Malgus with terror. УPlease.Ф
EleenaТs eyes widened as she took in the scale of the bombardment, the destruction. Malgus stepped before her.
УGo with the doctors,Ф he said. УThereТs an Imperial medical ship, Steadfast, in orbit with the rest of the cruiser fleet. Await me there. I will come when I am finished here.Ф
УI do not require care, Master.Ф
УDo as I command,Ф he said, though his voice was not harsh.
She swallowed, smiled, and nodded.
УThank you, my lord,Ф the doctor said to Malgus. УCome,