|Princess Tsundere (pendleton) wrote in warrantooc,|
Pen is Pen — impossible to deal with and accept the standards of normal people, pushing himself to be more than this. He is a good gunner, not exception but his aim is true and his loyalty steady. He sometimes lets people in, but only when he is unaware(he will never conciously let anyone near his heart, where —— having been wounded one too many times —— he decidedly keeps his distance. The neon sign reads: Stop.
There is no unkindness in him despite the brusque manners and increasing bouts of solitude. Pen is what he is: uncompromising, loner, perfectionist.
Cody is his steady north star. A fixed point to use for navigation, and so when Cody is named captain and his communications become few until they trickle out leaving Pen dry, he leaves the RAC to return to Venus. There he finds his trade in the most unlikely of places. Working with organs and mechanics he becomes a doctor. Not a doctor doctor, but the doctor.
A Victor Frankenstein whose implants are carefully crafted of metal and breathing tissues. And he is happy.
(Many years later when Cody shows up at his door, his mouth will become a thin line with rage eating the edges, but Pen will let Cody in. There never was any other choice).