Poor Si’ri…what a roller-coaster. From the emotional high of Valentine’s Day straight to this moment of misery. No wonder she’s crying so profusely. Well, I mean, no wonder why she’s crying…you’re still free to wonder how she’s crying so profusely, since her tiny body shouldn’t really contain anywhere near that much water.
It’s easy to sympathize with her frustration – all those countless times she’s had such good advice on offer for K’ip, and he just didn’t ask. Of course, she shared it even without asking, but rarely to the kind of reception she felt it deserved. Okay, that might be partly due to the fact that most of her advice, while valuable, tends to be entirely obvious, overly verbose and tiresomely repetitive…but still, she’d have liked for K’ip to ask for it. And now he finally does ask her something, and it’s on a subject she has absolutely no idea on. Frustrating.
K’ip, of course, is completely mystified – otherwise he’d never stooped to asking Si’ri in the first place. Everyone else seems to agree that Snuka’s assignment of opponents makes perfect sense on some very obvious level. But it seems completely arbitrary to K’ip. He’s just confused, though, not truly bothered – he’s okay with tackling two opponents, as long as one it a gnome and both are eldery and frail. Talk about a plum assignment. He’d still like to understand what’s going on, but on the other hand he’s already pretty happy that the others’ anger at him has largely evaporated by now, and they didn’t even beat him up! Much. >_>
As far as Snuka’s tactical planning goes…well, that can’t have been too much of a mental strain. Just let everyone deal with themselves first, that’s actually good advice in a surprising number of situations. It would obviously apply here more than usual, given how they’re facing their own evil doubles from a (broken) mirror universe – as clearly indicated by the beards. (Although Snuka can’t help but feel that the beard looks good on his other self, too bad he never really managed to grow one, back when he was himself.)
More on Monday.