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Carth Onasi Comes Home ch29Chapter 29
They arrived on Wayland in the early hours before dawn. In Carth Onasi's experienced hands the Raptor landed with scarcely a bump. So light was the landing the slumbering crew didn't even stir. Aside from the pilot and Dustil, serving as co-pilot, only Canderous was awake. He'd been working on an upgrade to his rifle, his thoughts full of the scattered Mandalorian clans. Thoughts frequently interrupted by other thoughts. Ones of a petite and pretty Jedi companion who had recently lost a lot of credits to him.
During the two days it took to reach this planet the mood among the group remained light. The dwindling supply of beer helped with the air of celebration. Not that they didn't have good cause for it. Canderous figured there wouldn't be many more opportunities for reunions like these.
"Watch that wiring," Revan said, startling the Mandalorian from his thoughts. His blue eyes narrowed disapprovingly but she just smiled back.
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The Jedi outpaced Carth, Zaalbar and Canderous with unnatural speed. Dustil had a clear lead even ahead of herself. Their feet scarcely touched the ground. Urgently the four hurried in the direction of the port. At this late hour their was little in the way of crowds to hamper them. When the doors to the Gargon docking facility came into view Revan could feel Dustil's intentions.
Dustil's thoughts protested, his calloused hands reaching for his lightsaber anyways. Sternly Revan repeated the telepathic thought to him. Reluctantly his hand dropped.
The doors rolled aside and the Jedi spilled inside. As Revan expected following a week of prowling the hall after business hours, the place was deserted. If Motta had arranged something there would be no witnesses around for it.
They proceeded to their right where the Raptor waited in her slip. As though they were nothing more than shadows the group of Jedi moved
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When Revan delivered the final deadly blow to the terentatek Carth let out an explosive breath. Their friends cheered, Mission shouting jubilantly while clinging to Zaalbar's arm. Even Canderous was grinning and he gave a solid, if not slightly painful, clap to Carth's shoulder.
"I knew it! I knew Revan would win! Take that chuba face!" Mission shouted at the glass.
On the far side of the room the other guests were applauding lightly while talking eagerly amongst themselves. Revan's victory was merely something else to talk about for a few weeks. Sibba Motta was engaged with the nervous man who sold the battle droids. Carth looked at Dustil. They could celebrate back on the Raptor. Right now, the priority was ensuring the Hutt kept his end of the bargain. With the armed guards at their back Carth didn't want to fight their way free.
"Revan kept her word, are you going to?" Carth demanded. His words were like steel and
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"No? No one knows much about the terentatek? Certainly Master Bindo knows a little something?" Sibba Motta was asking when the doors opened on the creature. It was an abomination of massive size. Sharp spines protruded from the terentatek, running in a ridge from its head down its back. Each of the oversized hands sported four long and very sharp claws. The sight of it brought dismay to Carth. It lifted its tusked muzzle and roared.
"Perhaps you will find this interesting Admiral Onasi," Motta continued, dropping Carth's rank casually. In anger Carth gritted his teeth and a muscle at the side of his jaw twitched. "The Jedi used to hunt these in teams, three members because the beasts are so dangerous."
"Yeah? Well, Revan has the Force!" Mission said in a thick voice. Both Zaalbar and Dustil had comforting hands on her shoulders. Though for the dark look in Mission's face their hands could well have been a restraining hold.
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With effort Dustil choked back a triumphant yell. Revan struck first using the darkness for cover. Only the green light of her blade was visible, a blur as she moved quickly across the ring and a second later it was met by blaster fire. Sibba Motta had been poised to address his crowd when Revan went into motion. The Hutt spluttered, the prepared words wasted, and his dramatic reveal ruined. Dustil took pleasure in that.
Gesturing frantically to his men Motta ordered the lights brought up. The crowds erupted in raucous cheers as they caught the first glimpse of their entertainment.
Of the four Iridonian's two were immobilized by a stasis field. The remaining mercenaries were using blasters, firing at the fast moving Jedi bearing down on them. Revan deflected their few lucky shots while closing the gap between herself and them. The man on her left was forced to abandon the blaster for his sword in the face of her onslaught.
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In the locker room of the Gargon arena Bastila helped Revan dress in the battle armor provided by the enterprising Hutt. Despite the unease Revan felt when she'd first laid eyes upon it the woman had to acknowledge it was exceptional piece of equipment. With its flexibility the armor would serve her well for the battle.
There had been a brief moment of panic as Revan forced her shaking hands to slide the mask on. Once it was on something deep within, some forgotten part of her past, embraced the feel of it against her face. Revan forced herself to meet her reflection. It was as though meeting a stranger. No hidden memory was rekindled by the sight of the dark, menacing figure looking back at her. With both disappointment and relief Revan turned away.
"May the Force be with you," Bastila told her holding out her friends lightsabers. Revan took them, one at a time, and attached them to her belt.
Not having the words for a farewell Revan just ga
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The sun was setting on Gargon when Mission and Dustil found the offices of HoloNet News Corp. Their timing felt perfect. People were streaming from main lobby, leaving work as the day drew to a close. Mission looked over the sea of tired vacant faces and wanted to shout for joy. This was going to be even easier then she'd thought.
Quickly she picked her mark. A young woman with her hair tied back in a bun and wearing drab suit of grey with a identity pass clipped to the zipper. She walked a little slower then everyone else. The communicator pressed to one ear held more of the woman's attention then the crowd of her coworkers. Occasionally she bumped into someone but never bothered to acknowledge it.
Mission moved through the crowd at an angle. Navigating the jostle of arms and bodies the Twi'lek put herself into the path of her mark. As Mission planned the woman slammed into her left shoulder hard. Using the collision as a distraction Mission
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The Mandalorian rolled to his feet slightly dazed with a thin dribble of blood coming from his nose. Revan had landed a hard kick that Canderous hadn't even seen coming. But he recovered quickly. Her right fist swooped towards him and Canderous moved aside, grabbed her arm and twisted. Again, Revan was a step ahead of him. Her body turned, her boot came up again and Canderous released her arm to block a second kick.
"Rest?" she panted stepping back. Wiping the blood from his upper lip Canderous nodded. It was the final day before Sibba Motta's duel. Buzzing with nervous energy Revan had approached to request one last friendly match from him. No weapons, no Force tricks, just hand to hand combat.
Making use of the space in the docking bay the pair had gone for several rounds while their friends watched from a safe distance.
Revan exhaled, hands on her thighs and bent to catch her breath. Her shirt was plastered to her body, swe
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Two standard days passed without event. During the hours of daylight Revan alternated between meditation and sparring with either of the Jedi or Canderous. In the evenings Carth convinced her to sneak out to the Ebon Hawk where they spent the night in each others arms. They would return to the Raptor before dawn while their friends slept.
Revan knew she was treading dangerous ground with Carth. Each moment alone with him was going to make it more difficult to leave him again. That he had been reunited with Dustil was a great comfort. At least she could tell herself Carth would not be alone when the others returned to Coruscant.
And now that Dustil's apprenticeship with her was coming to an end she meant to resume her pursuit of the Emperor. The Star Maps had been a small diversion. They had found other people, or had been found by others in need, along the way. Together with her Padawan they had helped those unable to fend
Dreams of realityA pair of eyes;
Open and stare through the lights,
Into the darkness of doom.
And yet they smile,
Yet they smile.
A drop of tear;
Seeps through the garden of death;
Falls to the mortal soil.
Dreams and desires will blend again,
To render the roses alive.
I am floating through a vision.
Like ripples, floating through the pond of life.
Can reality be so real?
Let me drown again,
Into the silence of familiar noise.
As I wander through the lanes of reason and passion.
The flame of hope burns bright,
Drenched in the colors of freedom.
So let my dreams unravel my soul,
As darkness fades away;
And let mortality draw me closer to destiny.
As these pair of eyes,
Open to stare through the lights again.
Is this reality?
Can reality be so real?
Time passes by, as the eyes keep staring;
Staring at the distant lights;
Staring beyond the distant skies.
What do they see?
What do they long?
What do they desire?
Then the skies will break down;
White lightning striking the dreamy clouds.
Moments will tur
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