Carth Onasi Comes Home ch36Chapter 36Revan"Do you think he knew he was using a predators old hunting trail?" Revan asked. They had located the twisting path Tanner Korr directed them to by midday. She was crouched down, her fingers sunk into the soil while inspecting the so-called walking path Tanner's friend had been acquainted with. "Bah, I doubt it. Young folks don't pay much attention to nature, seem to treat it as something to conquer or vanquish," Jolee snorted. He was perched on a gnarled root watching Revan. "Poor kid," Revan mumbled. Brushing the dirt from her fingers she straightened. "Bound to happen if you ask me. He had to meet up with the owner of this trail sooner or later," Jolee shrugged.Depending on the creature who had hewn this path Revan began to consider the possibility they might not find a body. Neither would the humid tropical atmosphere or Wayland's native scavengers have left a body untouched for long. But they didn't need the body, Tanner seem
Carth Onasi Comes Home ch35Chapter 35Carth OnasiIn the semi-private dormitory of the Raptor Carth lay awake holding the sleeping Revan to himself. Revan clung to him with her face nuzzled into his neck. He was painfully aware that by this time tomorrow he would be going to bed alone. The realization made his chest knot. Even if this absence promised to be short, it was coming too soon on the heels of their earlier, longer separation.Filled by such troubled thoughts Carth found his own rest evasive. Time passed slowly as he lay in the bunk. Briefly he'd tried to force sleep to come but it was useless. His mind wanted none of it. So he was fully awake when Revan began murmuring. Her softly spoken words were warm and ticklish on his flesh. Carefully shifting himself and Revan the admiral pulled away and rolled her gently to her back. She sighed. It was almost a moan, a sound of fear and sadness. Carth pushed himself up on his elbow to gain a better look. Tenderly he swept the ha
Carth Onasi Comes Home ch34Chapter 34Mission VaoOnly Carth and Mission went to the Ebon Hawk to say a final farewell to Dustil and the others. Jolee and Revan were gathering provisions for their own trip. As the father and son exchanged a few words in private Mission stood beside T3, trying not to be awkward and feeling very awkward about it. She smiled though to see the pair share a quick embrace. "Take care of him will ya T3?" Mission asked the droid who whistled assent. Then Dustil was coming towards her. She swallowed hard her hands fiddling at her vest and watched him."Keep an eye on Pulla Vaga for me?" Dustil asked her. "Of course," she replied."He was the only one on Gargon who ever showed us kindness. I don't want him to feel alone out here," Dustil added. The compassion in his words brought another smile to Mission. She nodded and was suddenly desperate to make him stay yet knowing this was all out of her control. "Be careful?" Mission asked. "Natu
Carth Onasi Comes Home ch33Chapter 33Dustil Onasi"What is it T3?"The little droid bumped his leg gently and twittered softly. Dustil dropped into a crouch. He'd just finished with the food synth, popping the access panel back into place when T3 rolled up to him. "Message from HK? You sure you wouldn't rather wait for Master Revan?" She often sent the assassination droid off, it's missions a mystery to Dustil. It would be gone for days to weeks at a time. Upon HK's return Revan would debrief it in private. Whatever news it delivered the result was always the same. Revan would meditate alone for hours and would be withdrawn and quiet in the days following.He'd entertained several ideas about it, even though he knew his teacher's private affairs were just that, private. Still there was no harm in thinking about it. After a time Dustil concluded with confidence HK was searching for clues to Revan's past. She was sending him places she either feared to go herself or didn't want to
Carth Onasi Comes Home ch32Chapter 32RevanTanner Korr departed from them in a rush and Canderous motioned a waitress over. Revan ordered water while her friend requested something on the harder side. Waiting for their drinks gave her a minute to look over the bar again. It was the kind of establishment Canderous tended to lurk in. She'd found him frequently in the shadier cantinas on Coruscant where she would join him for a drink, usually eschewing the brain melting concoctions he ordered. "Where are you headed to after this? I'd wager it wasn't Coruscant," Canderous said. Revan blew out a breath. "I wasn't, but that got a little complicated this morning," Revan said. The waitress returned and her presence silenced them. Canderous paid for the drinks and tipped her. "Republic?" he asked referring to Carth when the waitress had gone. Revan nodded. "He took it hard when you disappeared.""Do we really have to discuss this?" Revan asked making a face. Of course Carth had tak
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
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