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Soldiers like to compare scars. It's an ego thing, look at this bitch I survived through with no bacta!, or even, it was so bad, it left a scar even after I got dunked in the tank!. It's a thing. A way to make light of death and war and the marks it leaves behind. A way to celebrate, look at me, I'm still alive. They don't acknowledge it's what they're doing but then, they don't have to. They just do it.

Hobbie's got his own scars to show off when the time comes. Sure, he could get the medtechs to remove most of them (they all could), but that's not the point. The scars are badges. A little mark that says, I'm a survivor. And he can tell you what each one stands for. The blaster burn from that firefight on Sullust. The jagged scar on his shoulder from a broken bottle he'd gotten on Ralltiir, just before he'd left home. The small scores and lines on his body from various bits of shrapnel from a dozen or more engagements. The long line around his left arm where he'd almost lost it during the mutiny on the Rand Ecliptic. The mark where he almost lost his right leg in his first mission with the Rebel Alliance.

These are the scars he shows. The ones he lets people see. They speak more loudly than he ever will that though he may be beaten, battered, bloody, he's still here. He's alive.
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