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Carth Onasi Comes Home ch31Chapter 31Dustil OnasiHaving finally vented feelings he'd been keeping closed up Dustil felt only shame. It had brought no relief. He was a Jedi. A Padawan at any rate. Hadn't he had worked hard learning not to allow emotion to rule? Wasn't it even worse he'd lashed out so viciously against his teacher?There is no emotion, there is peace. Dustil adjusted his position. Beneath his knees the metal plating of the floor of the Raptor was uncomfortable. The synthesizer was in pieces around him. It wasn't a difficult task, but it was something to keep his hands occupied. The unit needed a good cleaning, nothing more. At least it wasn't the one on the Ebon Hawk which he'd been angling to have replaced. Credits were always an issue though and Revan insisted the food it put it out was just fine. To Dustil, just find didn't always mean edible. Who was he to judge Revan anyways? Not too long ago Dustil had been a student at Korriban with dreams of becomi
Carth Onasi Comes Home ch29Chapter 29CanderousThey 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.
Carth Onasi Comes Home ch28Chapter 28RevanThe 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. No weapons.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
Carth Onasi Comes Home ch27Chapter 27Carth OnasiWhen 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
Carth Onasi Comes Home ch26Chapter 26Carth Onasi"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.
Carth Onasi Comes Home ch25Chapter 25Dustil OnasiWith 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.