Per'dra let out a scream of rage and panic, abandoning all her previous training in this sudden moment of agony. What she'd said to Zarev had not been a trick in order to distract him or the Sith controlling his body. It had been the truth, and that's what made it so painful. If caught, and brought before Grandmaster Shan, she could be exiled from the Jedi Order on account of her feelings. One thing she had never understood about the Jedi Code was the forbidding of romantic love. Why couldn't Jedi have sons and daughters, who might grow up to follow in their parents' footsteps? Zarev was lost, and now the young Jedi Knight was as well. Yet when she closed her eyes, she could still hear the echo of his gentle voice.
Enough, she told herself, walking to the edge of the ship and jumping down so she could climb aboard the entrance ramp. We've got to get out of here, Zarev or no Zarev! If we don't escape, we're going to die, and then all we've fought for so far will have been for nothing!