this got entirely too long so i took one of like three vignettes that ended up coming out of this. expect me to upload more reydar related to this setup sometime soon. ow o;
Rey, codename Aria, did not know what to make of the woefully inept radar technician and thoroughly awkward human being that she got assigned to be her understudy while she worked undercover on the Finalizer. Most of what she knew about him came from strange rumors.
“Matt? I saw him with Kylo Ren’s lightsaber once. He flung it clear across the room. Maybe the anger issues are contagiously transferred through that banged up laser sword or something.”
“Scared? Of the dark lord’s number one fan? Psh, no. But, he’s… uh… well, the last colonel to hang around with him died in mysterious circumstances, so… I’ll keep my distance.”
“Isn’t that the guy who threw a stormtrooper into a soda machine after he insulted Kylo Ren? How many techs have the balls and muscles to do that?”
Little of the threatening whirlwind of violence, anger, and death described by the rumors were reflected in Rey’s partner, at least from what she could see. Put simply, Rey thought that Matt was just sort of a dork. A really, really tall dork, but a dork nonetheless. He had laughter that was about as cliché a snort as possible, hair so yellow she was half-convinced it was fake, and a habit of doing more damage than repairs during his technician work due to clumsiness. The most homicidal he got was when they had blueberry muffins in the cafeteria instead of chocolate chip. He was more odd than threatening as far as Rey was concerned.