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TK-24/7 had never seen snow, he’d heard a lot about it from his uncle who was a snowtrooper, he always wanted to know what it would feel like to touch snow with bare hands. Then, all of a sudden, while serving on the Star Destroyer Devastator, TK-24/7 got his chance. After the campaign on Hoth there was a brief maintenance phase of repairs and test flights, during one such flight TK-24/7 quietly took his TIE fighter down, climbed out, took his glove off and touched the frigid snow for the first time in his life. It was magical! He even built a snow lantern, a thing he’d never actually seen, only heard of. It was the best day ever for TK-24/7. Until it was time to proceed with the flight… Climbing back in the TIE fighter without a ladder was something he had not thought about.
As the deadly freezing night of Hoth crept closer and the first gusts of the nocturnal winds blew snow off the TIE fighter’s roof, TK-24/7 found out bitterly that snow lanters gave out no heat.