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04.30.2013 , 06:03 PM |
Well. My first foray into this thread but I have been batting around the idea that Randall and Minalde as Imperials.
sooo this seemed the best place to put that.
Follow up to
The Morning After
Minalde woke. Its was not the gentle waking where you drift from sleeping into awareness, it was a jolt that had her bolting upright. Though her eyes were open,she could see nothing, the room a seeming black void. She was confused. Where was she?
Slowly the memories began to trickle into her mind. She had been on a ship, bound for Tython when they were attacked. Pirates. She and all the other females had been separated from the men and boys. Thank the force there were no babes, small children or elders.
Without even a trace of light leaking in from anywhere she couldn’t make out a thing. She heard some soft whimpers, a muffled sob, and even a light snore. She cautiously stretched out her senses but could not feel any rumbles or noises that might give her any clues. The lack of rumble though made it likely that they were not on a ship any longer.
A door was suddenly flung open, the light streamed in, blinding her. There were some shrieks and sobs, but most of the women were quiet,likely in shock. Minalde felt a hand slide into hers and looked over at a young Nautolani girl with large black eyes. She could feel the other girl's quiet terror though that touch, and that inspired her to square her shoulders and pull on an invisible mantle of confidence, though her stomach was actually feeling like a ball of ice.
Letting go of the other girls hand she stepped forward. “You have no right to hold us, we are free citizens of the Republic. The mocking laugh of the Houk filled her ears as he casually backhanded her to fly into the wall. Dizzily she slid down,fuzzy thoughts filling her mind, foremost was she needed to push her fear away. Reaching out with her mind, she touched Randall's, the other force sensitive that had been with her. She felt him try to grasp at her thought but easier to grab an handful of sunlight, and she slipped back into darkness.
A wisp of warmth,reaching to capture it,closing on darkness
Getting away once they landed at the spaceport was laughably easy. He had willed himself to not be seen, something he had always done naturally as breathing, and slipped away from his captors. The only person who had not been fooled by this ability was the Jedi Master who then arranged for him to go to Tython for training. Randall's astonishment when he was discovered had made the Master chuckle, but brought him to the attention of the right person. Master Jenn taught him many of the basic force skills Randall often used. He admitted he was not a warrior, that Randall needed special training beyond his own.
He forced himself to focus on his current situation. He had spent the night casually drifting around the spaceport to gather information. Knowledge was power. As badly as he felt for the other passengers his own sense of survival was always his priority. Except for her. He wondered if she was okay,if he could find her. Like many working spaceports this was an area of chaos, he needed a quiet place to concentrate.
He found a small cantina tucked into the corner of the building. Slipping into a table in the corner, he closed his eyes and focused, picturing her green eyes in his mind. She had touched him once, briefly. He had to find her.
There he could just sense something. He opened his eyes to see a ship lifting off. He watch in despair as it hovered for a second before breaching the atmosphere. That tentative touch broke off and he slammed his fists on the table in anger.
Taking a deep breath, he vowed he would find her, never questioning why he felt that way. Plan. Knowledge is power, he had an ability. He needed the knowledge to use it. He mulled the teaching of the Jedi he had learned so far. No this would not suit his need. There were other places to train. He would go there. He would learn. Destiny would not shape him,he would make his own destiny.
*Rissa (60 Sorc) * Cielle (55 Merc)* Irrissa (55 Op) Ko'neko (55 Mara)
*Minalde (60 Sage)* Aubrei (60 Scound)* Cleindori (55 Sent) Rosaleen (55 Com)
Stories from the Darkangel Legacy