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11.16.2012 , 08:40 PM |
Mira Stariser eased her way through the crowd that surrounded the Jedi transport responsible for bringing those trained in the Force. She was hopeful to find a new friend amongst the crowd of kids that would come through the transport as she did every time a new transport came. She was friendless in the academy, mainly because of her unwillingness to stray from the Jedi Code and her “show off” personality which was only her trying her best, not to be rude to her fellow Jedi.
Mira slid through the crowd to get a good view of the children as the exited the ship in a single file line. A Jedi Master greeted the children as they came out, giving them a small wave and a radiant smile. Mira thought it was nice that the Jedi wanted to make their students comfortable in their new home, after all some of the children’s parents may have been killed by the Empire….
After almost two minutes most of the kids exited out of the transport, frolicking in the large expanse of the spaceport. Mira watched them play a game of tag and wanted to join in, but suddenly the familiar feeling of shyness washed over her and she simply waited next to the Jedi Master which greeted the kids as they exited the transport.
Suddenly, Mira noticed that the Jedi Master’s welcoming spirit had vanished and was instead replaced by a frown as he pressed an earpiece to his ear. Mira wondered what the matter was and tugged on the master’s d****** robe.
“Um, is something wrong,” asked Mira with a hint of worry in her voice.
The master glared at her and replied hastily,” None of your concern youngling.”
Mira stepped back and peered inside the transport wondering what was bothering the Jedi. It wasn’t long until she knew what was bothering him.
One last youngling staggered out of the transport, limping slightly as he made his way down the boarding ramp. He was a Sith. His skin faired a bright crimson and his eyes were a glowing yellow. His tentacles draped from his chin creepily, while thick black hair covered his head like a hood. He also looked wounded, with a black eye on his right side, a small clump of his hair had been torn out ,and his face seemed to be clawed judging by a scar running down his face.
“Hi,” said the Sith, his voice nasally as he spoke to the Jedi Master with a smile.
“Shut up,” hissed the master as he pushed the Sith off he loading ramp and onto the floor.
“I’m sorry,” replied the boy looking down at the floor as he picked himself up.
Mira lent the boy a hand as he got up from the tiled floor. Suddenly, the Jedi Master slapped her hand and pulled her away from the youngling.
Mira was confused and asked curiously,” Why are you being mean to him?”
“His kind will have no respect from me,” snapped the master,” If you know what’s good for you then you won’t associate yourself with that thing.”
Then Mira said something that caused the other kids and some of the masters supervising to look her direction,” What’s the matter with you?”
The room was silent for a moment and the Jedi Master simply glared at her furiously. The outburst even surprised Mira as she covered her mouth in surprise.
“Do you know what that is,” whispered the master emphasizing the word, that.
“It’s a him,” replied Mira as she went to greet the Sith.
A voice shouted from behind her,” Zero has a new friend!”
Mira stopped in her tracks and turned around to face a group of her classmates who were snickering in the corner of the hanger. The name hurt her. It was a name she hated, a legacy of being a loner.
Today she was going to destroy that legacy.
“Hi,” said Mira with a smile as she continued over to the Sith,” What’s your name?”
“Aron,” said the Sith kindly,” What’s your name?”
“Mira,” she replied extending a hand,” Welcome to the Jedi!”
Didn't feel it was as refined as I would like ,but I thought that it was pretty good for my tired state.
The Eternity Legacy