Remi the Grey
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06.23.2012 , 10:31 PM |
Part 13. Abandonment
The trio stood outside the ship checking over their gear. “You all have the pickup coordinates. I will arrive in twenty-four hours and I will wait for two hours. If you’re even a minute late, start practicing your accents.” She said, “Except you I guess.” She gestured at Scourge.
“So you would abandon us here.” Scourge stated. “You would do nothing to help?” Kira and Doc exchanged a worried look.
Remi shrugged with apathy she did not feel. “I’ve abandoned people before.” She boarded her ship and closed the door.
“Master Remi,” Master Kavil began, he was acting head of the Council while Grand Master Satele Shan was on a secret mission. “You were ordered to report to Tython.”
“I’m here to report, Master.” Remi said. She stood alone in front of the Council. Kira was still recovering, Doc was with her, T7 and Rusk were away on a mission, and they specifically asked her not to bring Lord Scourge.
“You were not to go to Tatooine first.”
“I don’t remember that part of my instructions, Master.”
The members of the council murmured. “Master Remi, we feel that you do not take the weight of your position seriously.” Master Kavil blustered. “Perhaps due to your accomplishments you were given the title Master a bit,” he paused. “Prematurely.” He emphasized the word mature.
“I suggested that very thing when Grand Master Satele gave me the title.”
“True, it is good that you know yourself.” He said condescendingly. “It may be best for you that we remove the burden of the title for now, you will still be a full Jedi Knight.” He assured her. “And as you are young, there will be many opportunities for you to prove yourself.”
“Whatever the council feels necessary, Master.” Remi replied. She had always felt Jedi should not care about titles.
“There is something more.” Master Kavil said slowly. “We feel that your,” he paused looking for the right word, “relationship, with Lord Scourge is part of your problem.” Remi remained silent, she knew better than to argue about Lord Scourge. He continued when she did not argue. “We think that it would be best for you if you spent more time around other Jedi. It would also be best for him if he found a place where he could be more comfortable.” He shifted uncomfortable when she still did not speak. “We have asked him to leave Republic space.”
“You’re banishing him?” She asked incredulously. “But what about the Emperor?”
“You defeated him. You fulfilled Lord Scourge’s vision. There’s no more reason for him to remain where he is so obviously unhappy.” Remi remained silent. She could not suggest Lord Scourge would cause violence, they would just imprison him, and they were right, he was not happy among Jedi. He was never happy anywhere.
“What if he’s not dead.” She persisted.
Master Kavil consulted with the other council members quietly. “We believe that your self-doubt is unhealthy. Perhaps Lord Scourge placed the suggestion in your mind so that he could remain here to influence you. It does not matter. We have spoken to Lord Scourge and he has agreed to leave. We will grant him a ship and aid him in finding a place in neutral territory.”
Remi stood quietly, unable to believe the council could be so phenomenally stupid. She thought about the last mission, then all their past missions, suggestions, assumptions, plans all the way back to the first attack by the Flesh Raiders. In an epiphany she realized, the Council is blind. For men and women who are supposed to have visions they are completely reactive. She looked at the faces and images of each of the Masters. Most of them took the Jedi Code absolutely literally. They were rigid, inflexible, so unlike the Force she knew.
“Then,” she said calmly. “I can no longer be a part of the Jedi Order.” She bowed to the masters and left the council chamber.