So I do this thing where if I really love a prompt, I stubbornly leave it all over the internet until someone writes it for me. In this case, the prompt was "Gaila, no phasers, only chainsaws or electrodaggers," and I've been throwing it around for a good six months now. This time, medie graciously took the bait and wrote me an absolutely chilling story about Gaila as an enslaved assassin for the syndicate. Like all of medie's work, the language is simultaneously lyrical and minimal, and this one comes with a bonus of fascinating OFCs. I insist that you go read it and leave the feedback a story like this deserves.