Is that your lightsaber or are you happy to see me?
A/N: I don’t own Harry Potter or Star Wars
Pairings: Harry Potter and Aayla Secura
This fiction is targeted for older audiences. Thus it is labeled as NC -17 (better make it M to be safe)
Adult humor and Situations.
Chapter 5: Resonance
On board the Falcon, Hyperspace, on route to Kashhyk
“I think I’m going to be sick.” Harry said as he closed his eyes and massaged his temple. “You know at first I thought space travel is cool and all, but it gets old real fast.”
Aayla eyed her friend and lover and exchanged amused looks with her co pilot Shaak Ti. Their human companion was very excited at first during the first 12 standard hours into the 18 hour journey to Kashhyk, but with nothing else to do boredom overtook him.
The wizard amused himself by trying to count the various streaks of light on the window of the cockpit. The light streaks were different if you looked closer, he observed. Some had strange bluish color while others red or orange. The light streaks also varied in length as some were longer than the others while a few were just a speck on the window… but all of them Harry concluded whizzed past the window at insane speeds.
“Of course you’re going to be sick. You’ve been staring at the passing star streak lights for the past hour Harry.” Aayla said.
“There’s nothing else to do Aayla.” Harry replied. Bored and slightly dizzy, he transformed into his animagus form and jumped into the Twilek’s shoulder. Perhaps he could grab some shut eye on the small seats of the ship by reducing his size. He rubbed the side of his head fondly with his lover’s cheek, bringing a smile to her face.
“Ma… Magic….?” Shaak Ti asked. Seeing the young human use his ‘spells’ daily for the past month, Shaak Ti’s reaction was of mild surprise instead of the usual declaration of the force.
“That’s an ability of Wizards in Harry’s planet.” Aayla replied as she kissed the falcon’s head. “They can transform to one specific animal, and Harry tells me it varies from one wizard to another.”
“That’s a beautiful and useful form then.” Shaak Ti replied as she held out a hand for the black falcon to jump into. Harry eyed the Togrutan for a moment and took up on her offer and jumped to the offered arm. Shaak Ti smiled as she stroked the falcon’s head gently with a finger, causing its eyes to close in pleasure.
“I wondered how you thought up of a name so quickly for this ship when we built it Aayla. Now I know your inspiration.” Shaak Ti said as she observed the fascinating shape shifting wizard. “I suppose this is still beyond our budding “magical” skills?”
Aayla nodded. “Harry told me back in Felucia that it took him two years to master the skill. Of course my fondness for avian creatures made me eager to try it out, but as Harry said, there are no shortcuts.”
“Of course, just like in light saber combat… it takes years of training and sacrifice to achieve a level of skill and learn to wield it responsibly… otherwise one could use them for selfish reasons or to attain even more power, very much like the Sith.” Shaak Ti mused. She looked at the falcon perched on her shoulder and her eyes widened in surprise.
“Aayla! Harry’s head is missing!” Shaak Ti exclaimed.
Aayla laughed softly. “As I remember correctly there are no Avian species in Togruta Master Ti. Some birds sleep that way, by tucking their head under their wings.”
“Oh… So Harry’s asleep then?” Shaak Ti asked.
Aayla nodded as she stroked the falcon’s tail feathers with her right hand while her left hand remained on the controls. “I am thankful that you decided to accompany us Master Ti, you didn’t have too. But I feel in the force that Master Vos needs my help.”
“You don’t need to thank me Aayla. It is our duty as Jedi to aid our fellow members in their time of need. If we find Master Vos, it will be a blow to the Sith for we have once again one the most skilled Blade masters I have met in our side.” Shaak Ti replied.
“I am surprised though that it took a short time to convince Master Yoda to allow us to go.” Shaak Ti said. She remembered the ancient Jedi’s reaction after she informed him of her plan, and after a few minutes of meditation Yoda gave them approval.
“The dark side of the force isn’t clouding our judgment in this matter anymore like it did in the past.” Shaak Ti said. “You may have noticed that when you meditate don’t you Aayla?”
“I do…” The Rutian Twilek admitted. A sensor beeped in the navicom display and she smiled, they finally arrived at the Sluis system.
Shaak Ti shook the sleeping bird in her shoulder awake and the falcon woke up and looked around. “We’re here Harry, you need to buckle up in case of we run into an Empire Battleship. The black falcon leapt from her shoulders and transformed back into the form of Harry Potter.
“Thanks Shaak Ti.” Harry said as he buckled up. He patted his lover’s lekku that dangled from the pilot’s seat as a sign of affection, one that Aayla taught him as a custom for Twileks. The Rutian Twilek gave him a small smile and looked back at the cockpit window.
“I’m disengaging the Hyperspace in three… two... one.” Aayla pulled the lever in the middle of the seat back, reducing the energy output of the Hyperdrive.
Shaak Ti scanned the area with the sensor console, looking for any threats. Any sign of Galactic Empire warships and they would turn back immediately, for they were outgunned with inferior equipment. It was a shocking realization for the Aayla and Shaak Ti to suddenly wake up one day and find the massive resources that once served the Jedi order was gone. The Jedi were now dirt poor.
But they were Jedi, and the Force was enough… Jedi do not crave material things, and it did not matter that Aayla and Shaak Ti were not on board the latest luxurious Battle Cruiser from the shipyards of Coruscant . They were taught to be humble, selfless… and the only true possession that a Jedi can claim was her lightsaber and padawan braid. Everything else was insignificant, next to the Force.
“No signs of Empire craft yet, just normal space traders and civilian transports” Shaak Ti said. “Fly low over the coastal towns near Kachiro and let’s look for a suitable landing spot… we may need to make a quick escape later.”
“I’m on it” Aayla said as she steered the falcon expertly through the clouds.
Harry felt his gut squirm, this was a steep descent compared to the one in Dagobah. He looked back at the relaxed faces of his two female companions and he sucked up his gut to give a courageous face. it wouldn’t do for two girls to make fun of him later if he showed any signs of fear, and Aayla had a sharp tongue.
“Whoa… that’s some tree.” Harry said as they passed by a large tree that rose up thousands of feet in the air.
“That’s a Wroshhyr Tree” Shaak Ti said. “And that is the city tree of Kachirho, Kashhyk’s capital city.”
“Damn…” Harry breathed out as he looked at the large branches supporting large strange structures and what looked to be like houses and offices. It was an entire city on top of an enormous tree, and beside its enormous roots was a magnificent blue lake.
“Were not going there?” Harry asked as he looked at the wondrous sight.
“It is too risky… Galactic Empire agents or Clones might still be in the city looking for Jedi.” Shaak Ti replied.
Aayla suddenly slowed the Falcon down as she felt a familiar presence… and she smiled when she realized who it was. She looked to her co pilot and found the Jedi Master wearing a similar expression on her face.
Another yellow fruit that came from the tree flew by and sailed a good hundred feet before it disappeared into the water.
The young Padawan sighed as she got up from her comfortable seat on the branch and entered the very crude hut they had made. It had been a week since she found Jedi Master Luminara Unduli and she was dead bored from all the meditation exercises she was forced to endure.
At least on Naboo she had free reign and access to modern technology to keep up with the latest news… but in Kashhyk, Wookies tend to live a more traditional and humble lives.
Despite their renown as competent engineers and skilled craftsmen, the Wookies preferred to distance their personal lives with that of their jobs and kept most of the gadgets in the large city centers like Kachiro. Ashoka did not dare enter the tree city as Togrutans rarely travelled to Kashhyk and she would stand out like sore thumb.
“Ahsoka, you know that we are supposed to be lying low…throwing wuklan fruit hundreds of feet in the air will not do us any good.” Luminara Unduli said from her seat on the makeshift bench.
“I’m sorry master… it’s just that I’m so bored! I miss the action… the excitement!” Ahsoka said as she sat in front of the Jedi Master.
Luminara Unduli eyed the young padawan and smiled, her face the perfect picture of serenity and contentment.
“The Jedi do not crave such things Ahsoka…” Luminara’s cool and calm voice said. “I understand that most of the padawans in this decade are used to the rapid pace of warfare. It was different when I was a padawan… we rarely left the temple and always stayed with our master’s side if we went on missions. But you are used to commanding an entire battle group or a squadron… it is understandable to feel restlessness at the sudden change of pace.”
The young Togrutan of 19 standard years nodded as she looked out at the city of Kachiro. “I just feel useless Master Unduli… to do nothing for a week but meditate and wait…”
The young Togrutan looked at Luminara Unduli who once again closed her eyes to meditate. “What are we exactly waiting here for Master? We should be looking for master Yoda and the other Jedi that have survived…” she was cut off when she heard the whine of engines suddenly pass over head.
“The clones! They found us!” Ahsoka said as she immediately gripped her lightsaber in her hands.
“Relax Ahsoka… our missing allies have arrived.” Luminara said as she stood up and headed out their makeshift hut. She smiled as she felt the familiar presence of Shaak Ti and two other force users, though one felt very strange, was the other person a Jedi?
Ahsoka followed the Jedi master and stood on a large branch to see who these allies were. A strange disc shaped ship slowed down and landed on a clearing a few hundred feet from their camp. She extended her senses and smiled as she recognized that Jedi were on board the strange vessel.
“Master Luminara! There are Jedi on board!” Ahsoka said eagerly.
“Yes… Master Shaak Ti and… Jedi Knight Aayla Secura… the other person in their company is a force user but I’m not sure if he or she is a Jedi Knight.” Luminara Unduli said.
“She survived? And Aayla? That’s good news!” Ahsoka beamed. She leapt from her perch and eagerly hurried towards the vessel to welcome her fellow Jedi, with Luminara Unduli right behind her.
As they reached the small clearing, Ahsoka saw three figures, and one in familiar brown robes of a Jedi. The other was Aayla Secura, her blue skin making her visible from a hundred feet away.
“Master Ti! Master Secura!” Ashoka said eagerly as she rushed and hugged Aayla. In these dark times, the padawan could not help but feel affection and camaraderie towards her fellow Jedi. They were only a few remaining and having two more Jedi survive was wonderful news.
“Ahsoka!” Aayla said as she hugged the padawan. “Thank the Force that you have survived! And master Luminara!”
“It is good to see you Aayla… and greetings Master Ti.” Luminara bowed in respect to her fellow Jedi Master.
“Luminara, you don’t need to be formal. We… I mean most of us are Jedi here.” Shaak Ti said as she greeted the olive skinned Mirialan.
Luminara smiled serenely as was her trade mark, she was the epitome of Jedi calmness and composure next to Master Yoda. “You have a friend with you… greetings Force user. I sense your curiosity. I am Jedi Master Luminara Unduli, it is a pleasure to have your company.”
Harry found the latest Jedi amusing to look at… she had pale green skin, and tattoos on her face and hands. This world was certainly colorful. The other Jedi was a Togrutan as she looked like a younger version of Shaak Ti, only with bigger eyes and a strange braid dangling from her head.
He held out a hand. “Uhhm yeah, good to meet you Jedi Master Luminara Unduli. I’m Harry Potter… I’m a wizard.”
Luminara looked at Shaak Ti, but the Togrutan Jedi Master just winked at her. Strange… She took the offered hand and gave the ‘wizard’ a firm handshake.
“Wizard? As in Magic?” Ahsoka asked as she looked at the strange human. The man wore strange robes that looked like it was made of a skin from a Krynn’s hide. He had an unruly black hair and strange green eyes, the same color as a green lightsaber.
“Yup.” Harry said as he smiled at the younger Togrutan. “And who are you?”
Ashoka found herself smiling back at the young human’s grin, the smile was very similar to her old master…
“Oh! I’m sorry! I’m Padawan Ahsoka Tano” Ahsoka stammered as she smiled at the human. The human just grinned and nodded and moved beside Aayla who was watching the exchange with amusement. “When you say Magic… It’s just the force right? Because there have been force sensitives in other planets that levitate stuff and claim it as magic.”
“Nope, I use real Magic." Harry said. Like with Shaak Ti weeks back, he needed to head off the skepticism about his skills. He looked around for something to use as a demonstration and found a boulder beside the young Togrutan. He waved his hand and transfigured the boulder into a plush seat complete with cushions and silver trims.
“The Force Help us!” Ahsoka exclaimed. She looked at the seat that a second ago was a boulder and back to the self proclaimed wizard. “How did you do that?” Ahsoka asked.
Aayla grinned and answered for her lover as she gripped his hand with hers. “It’s Magic Ahsoka”
Luminara stared at the newly transformed seat and extended her senses to make sure it was not an illusion. She looked back at Shaak Ti who appeared to be amused her confusion.
“It’s not a Jedi Mind trick, or an illusion.” Luminara said as she looked at the strange human. She felt in the force the energy the young man did…. She could not explain it… did he use the force?
Ahsoka must have thought the same thing as she sat on the comfortable looking chair and her face turned to shock. “It’s real!” She exclaimed as she leaned back on the back rest.
“This will be an interesting tale, I expect.” Luminara Unduli said to her fellow Jedi Master.
“It is…” Shaak Ti said. “I sensed your presence when we passed by the outskirts of the tree city. Where are you staying?”
“In one of the smaller Wroshhyr trees overlooking the city outskirts. The Force told me that help will arrive soon, and here you are.” Luminara Unduli replied. “It’s a bit high up on the trees though to avoid detection from any clones in the city. The elite corps stationed with the Jedi here left a detachment.”
“Show us the way then.” Shaak Ti said.
“Ahsoka, were heading back to the shelter.” Luminara said. The padawan nodded and lead the party through the dense undergrowth of the forest.
“Can you keep up?” Ahsoka asked the strange human as she led the way. “We’re climbing a long way up through the trees.”
“I think I can manage.” Harry said as he looked at his surroundings. The branches of the trees here were thicker than the trunks on the ones in Dagobah where he practiced with master Yoda.
“Alright then.” Ahsoka said skeptically. “Follow me.”
The young Togrutan leapt to a low lying root and jumped to a low lying branch. Without losing any momentum she jumped again and headed higher up the tree and stopped to see how the human was coping. She was confident her fellow Jedi sisters could manage, but a young human… wizard? Suddenly a figure swooped past her like a Corellian hawk bat and landed on a branch thirty feet from her position.
The figure straightened up as his robes were picked up by the wind and Ahsoka found herself staring at the youthful face of the self proclaimed wizard grinning like mad. A second blur moved past her and she saw Aayla Secura landed beside him and straightened up, patting the human on the shoulder affectionately.
“You’re getting better. That was almost flawless.” The Rutian Twilek said.
“I’ll get better.” The human said as he smiled at his companion.
“Are you sure you’re not a Jedi?” Ahsoka asked from her perch. “That was a hell of a force jump, I only saw Master Windu and… my old master do better.”
“I’m a Wizard.” Harry said simply. Suddenly, two blurs moved past the trio and soon disappeared through the branches.
“Let’s go” Aayla said and she squeezed her human companion’s butt and followed the two masters.
“Hey!” Harry shouted after the Twilek.
The human gave a shrug at Ahsoka’s confused face and leapt to a branch and hurried after his companion.
Ahsoka’s eyes widened… did Jedi Knight Aayla Secura just grab the human’s… butt? What was going on?
“You sensed Master Vos is alive?” Luminara asked the Twilek who was leaning her head on the human’s shoulder, one of her lekku dangling over Harry’s chest.
“I did Master Luminara... I kept having dreams about my old master for weeks.” Aayla replied. “Master Yoda allowed us to investigate… and possibly rescue him.”
“The bond between Master and Padawan is indeed strong.” Shaak Ti said. She noticed the discomfort her younger Togrutan sister as Ahsoka suddenly tensed her shoulders.
“Ahsoka?” Shaak Ti asked in concern. “I can see why you are troubled.”
“What’s with her?” Harry whispered to Aayla’s ear as he noticed the younger Togrutan suddenly clenched her fists.
“Her master is the chosen one… the Jedi who betrayed us and joined the Dark Lord.” Aayla whispered back.
Harry felt pity for the young padawan, who minutes before was lively and perky, asking him question after question about his world. If the bond between apprentice and master was as strong as he guessed seeing Aayla’s connection with the missing Jedi Master Vos, then Ahsoka must be feeling devastated.
“Hey Ahsoka.” Harry said as he laid a hand on the young Togrutan’s shoulder. “I know we just met today, but if you allow me, I can give you a bit of advice.”
Ahsoka Tano looked back at the young human whose face was full of understanding. His eyes bored down to hers and he wore a kind smile on his face. “Uhhh sure ehmm… Wizard Harry.” Ahsoka said.
“Just Harry Ahsoka. I’m not used to such titles.” Harry said. “You’re feeling betrayed right now… angry and hurt…”
“You’re a Jedi… I swear... you can sense my emotions.” Ahsoka said.
“Nope… I can see that with your fists, it’s like you want to punch somebody.” Harry replied. “You know when my family was being hunted by the Dark Lord of my world… my father’s three best friends who were together for years vowed to protect our location…. They were like brothers, the four of them…” Harry spoke softly as he remembered the memories in the pensieve Remus showed him.
“But one of them…. he betrayed my family… and the Dark Lord learned of our location. He murdered my parents while they died trying to protect me.” Harry continued. “I wanted to kill the man when I learned the truth… that he betrayed us.”
“But why would he do that?” Ahsoka asked. “Was he seduced to the dark side by the promise of power?”
“No… he betrayed us out of fear… when I confronted him… I wanted to kill him… and I would have done it as easily like that.” Harry said as he snapped his fingers and looked at the captivated audience, even Aayla. “But I didn’t… I stopped my father’s other two friends when he was lying down on the floor in front of me, crying and begging for his life.”
“But why didn’t you?... I… I would have done it for revenge.” Ahsoka admitted.
“Because I realized that I would commit murder… he was my father’s friend once… and I respected that. Would my parents want me and their friends to commit murder? If I did that I would only become like him… and I don’t want that.” Harry said. “So I let go of the anger and rage that was within me… It’s not healthy to keep it hidden… it will grow and grow until you explode.”
“What happened then?” Ahsoka asked.
“Well in the end… my father’s betrayer… his name was Peter, he helped me defeat the Dark Lord… he died trying to free me when I was captured.” Harry said as he looked at the Togrutan’s surprised face. “Ironic isn’t it? anyway about your former Master… Anakin isn’t it?”
“Yes... his name is Anakin Skywalker…” Ahsoka said.
“Wow cool name.” Harry said earning a slight smile on the padawan’s face. “Well I heard from Aayla and Shaak Ti that he was a good man once… brave… fearless, he had a good heart.”
“He did… he always thought of others above his safety. He would fight to the end to protect his friends. But he changed…. He became this monster… Darth Vader… I heard in the rumors that he massacred the young padawans in the temple… they were children seven, eight years old.”
Harry frowned when he heard this. Killing was inevitable in his work as an auror, but he couldn’t fathom murdering innocent children. “Well… just remember your old Master… honor his memory rather than this Darth Vader he became.”
Ahsoka nodded as she smiled at the human. “Thank you Harry.” She looked curiously at the ‘wizard’ and teased him. “Are you sure I’m not a Jedi? Because you really sound like a Jedi....”
You’re welcome Ahsoka… I hope my advice helped a bit.” Harry said ignoring her last remark. He felt a blue hand hold his and looked at the face of Aayla who wore a beautiful smile.
“Actually Harry, I think you were spot on.” Aayla said.
Harry looked around and saw the gentle , smiling faces of Shaak Ti and Luminara Unduli. He shrugged and looked back at Aayla and decided things were becoming too cheesy and sappy for his tastes.
“I’m starving… can we find something to eat?” He suddenly realized that their meeting took longer than expected and it was past lunch time according to his stomach.
“I know a nearby tree that has ripe fruits! I’ll show you!” Ahsoka said as she stood up. She looked at the two Jedi Masters to ask for permission and Luminara and Shaak Ti nodded, giving their approval.
Harry and Aayla stood up and stretched their limbs and followed the young Togrutan out of the crude shelter.
“I can see why Aayla and you are fond of him… he is most unusual… but very interesting.” Luminara Unduli said. “I noticed Aayla and him are very close.”
“They are lovers. I hear them every night and when they bath together.” Shaak Ti admitted.
“And Master Yoda knows about this!?” The Mirialan asked as her composure gone when she heard the shocking news.
“Oh of course… he knew there was something between those two when we met him at Senator Organa’s ship. He’s actually encouraging them though he complains that they are too noisy sometimes.” Shaak Ti grinned when she remembered that the ancient Jedi complain that he was not getting too much sleep at night saying that those two ‘for hours they kept at it’.
“It’s like you said the order has to adapt if we need to survive the war against the Sith... and Master Yoda is right… we need to evolve.” Luminara said. “Though this blatant display of affection is shocking.”
“Oh come on you prude.” Shaak Ti teased. “I’m not the only one who uses a cylindrical tool in secret. And I don’t mean practicing the forms with a lightsaber.”
“Oh please Shaak Ti… we were padawans back then. And I remember you even named yours whenever you have those sessions.” Luminara said as she bantered back with her lifelong friend. She only showed this side to her to the cunning Togrutan, though the rest of the order knew she was as strict as Master Yoda.
“You find him attractive too don’t you?” Luminara said as she sensed the Togrutan’s emotions.
“I do. And I don’t mean just physically… he is kind and brave... a born warrior, which is a trait we Togrutans greatly admire and find attractive... though he is a nice specimen for a human. He is a fine male.” Shaak Ti admitted. “I can see why Aayla is so fond of him… and I too want to experience mating…. I am very curious about it after years of suppressing my other emotions… and now we are free to explore and act upon them.”
Luminara Unduli closed her eyes and meditated in the force to ask for guidance. She opened her eyes and stared at the human who was happily picking fruit in a nearby tree with Aayla and Ahsoka beside him. “I am curious too.”
Imperial Center (Formerly known as Coruscant)
“We can’t have this! How long before we lose our influence and voices in the Senate?” Senator Bail Organa of Alderaan asked as he paced the private quarters of his lifelong friend, Senator Mon Mothma. "It won't be long now... if we continue on this path before he abolishes the Senate!"
“We can’t move in the open Bail, Palpatine is too powerful… and he has eyes and ears everywhere.” Mon Mothma said as she adjusted her trademark white robes. “We have to be discreet in this… use unconventional methods. Obviously using legal means is ineffective as thousands of Senators are already in his pocket, acting out of fear for him or greed.”
“This will take time… resources and planning so that our movement will remain undetected by these Moffs.” Bail said.
“We just have to be patient… already hundreds of star systems are complaining on the increased presence of the Imperial Navy. Our allies will grow.” Mon Mothma said. “However… we need certain individuals to lead our rebellion… Individuals that have a keen tactical mind, warrior skill and the moral authority and charisma to lead the rebellion.”
“We need the Jedi.” Bail Organa said. “However they hid themselves somewhere as the clones continue to hunt them down. Master Yoda said the Jedi will contact us when they are ready to act.”
“We must trust Master Yoda’s judgment. How many Jedi do you know are alive?” Mon Mothma asked.
“Master Kenobi and Master Shaak Ti are alive… and Jedi Knight Aayla Secura along with a mysterious young human… Though he is no Jedi.” Bail said as he remembered the meeting on board the Tantive IV.
“A Force Sensitive perhaps that they are recruiting?” Mon Mothma asked curiously.
“Perhaps… but if they are recruiting him, he’s not acting like a padawan. Master Yoda and Shaak Ti seemed to treat him with respect and as an equal. Aayla Secura was very vague when I asked her about him.”
“Strange… I hope their new ally will aid the Jedi Order… without their presence lawlessness and crime rates rose up significantly in the outer and mid rim territories.” Mon Mothma said.
“I forgot one thing though…” Bail Organa grinned as he tossed a holo data disk to Mon Mothma. “I got this from Master Yoda. When he learned of our plans for a discreet rebellion, he thought that would help.”
“What’s this?” Mon Mothma asked as she activated the device. A holo image of a planet appeared on her palm along with several data texts.
“That’s the genetic information on the clones… and their programming. Master Yoda wondered why the Jedi’s faithful clones suddenly turned on them without a hint of remorse and hesitation and found the answer.” Bail Organa said eagerly. “It was in their programming that is wired into their systems even before they matured to follow the highest official without question… Emperor Palpatine.”
“Executive order Sixty Six.” Mon Mothma said. Her intelligence network informed her of the treachery and she was appalled when she first learned of the news of the Jedi Massacre. “If we could create our own clone troops…” Mon Mothma’s eyes grew wide when she realized the implications of this information.
“…We can form our own secret army. The start of the Rebellion.” Bail Organa finished for her. “And that planet is hidden even from Imperial Intelligence… it’s a secret cloning facility that the Jedi Council commissioned to be built when Palpatine removed jurisdiction of the clones in the field from the Jedi. Unfortunately they never got to use this.”
“Marvelous… where is this planet located? And is its location unknown to the Empire?” Mon Mothma asked as she viewed the impressive facility. “And who built this?”
“Some Kaminoans… though they died when their convoy was attacked by a surprise Separatist raid by the Malevolence when they headed back to Kamino. That’s an ARC special cloning facility, it could not produce clones in numbers like Kamino, but it can produce ARC troopers.” Bail Organa said. “I’ve already sent the Tantive IV to the location… it is only a few parsecs from Alderaan.”
“Marvelous… we have the start of the rebellion.” Mon Mothma said as she adjusted the device that continued to feed false images of her and Bail Organa discussing another resolution for Palpatine’s curious eyes.
Latest IMPERIAL GALACTIC HOLONET NEWS!
The Emperor Palpatine Imperial Academy is established!
In a grand ceremony, our beloved Emperor Palpatine opened the Imperial Academy for the Imperial Navy.
“It’s an important step to securing peace and prosperity for our Empire.” One close aide of the Emperor said. “We need career officers, and troops, and the Academy is open to all humans.”
Applicant will receive a generous salary, as well as operate state of the art machinery and weapons. They will undergo extensive training in combat and tactics. As the phase out of clones begins, the Emperor is obviously looking towards the future.
If you are a human, aged 16 to 20, apply now by contacting your nearest Imperial Representative in your sector. It will a fulfilling career full of action and adventure!
Storm Trooper Project Proposed!
Grand Moff Tarkin announced recently on the Holonet News about the new proposals on Imperial Troops will be now known as Storm Troopers, and will wear new armor and weapons.
“It’s to inspire fear to the Empire’s Enemies. The name and the new look for our forces will deter any threat to out empire, and this is in line with the Doctrine that I proposed.”
The new look for our brave and courageous Storm Troopers sports new helms and armors that has a distinct frown shape on the helm, designed to intimidate the enemy. The armor will also be used by new graduates of the newly opened Palpatine Imperial Academy.
Budget for the Super Starship Executor passed!
In line with the Tarkin Doctrine, The senate in an overwhelming show of support to our glorious Empire, the senators approved of the budget proposed by our Beloved Emperor for the Super Weapon designed to inspire fear to the empire’s enemies.
The design for the Executor Class is impressive, as it will hold the latest weapons and hyperspace technology. The Executor will be capable of holding five Imperial Regiments along with their artillery, logistics and escort star fighters.
When finished, The Executor will be the Imperial Navy’s Flagship, and Lord Vader’s personal ship.
“Are you sure we won’t fall off? Can’t we just do it at the shelter I transfigured?” Harry asked as Aayla straddled his waist on the branch they were on.
“Shhh… I don’t want to disturb the others.” The Rutian Twilek said as she fondled her human lover’s sex organ.
“Fuck.” Harry breathed out and he immediately cupped Aayla’s breasts with his hands.
“Mmm… yes.” Aayla said as she stroked Harry to hardness. She had endured twenty four standard hours without sex and she needed relief.
“Merlin!” Harry said as he responded to his lover’s ministrations. “Ohh tight… Hot… Aayla!”
“Uhhh” The Rutian Twilek moaned as she lowered herself on the hard member. “I love it when you say my name Harry.”
“You’re… getting so kinky…” Harry said as he thrust upwards. “Merlin I love this.”
“I do too.” Aayla moaned as she leaned forwards and captured her lover’s lips.
“Oh my…” Ahsoka whispered as she observed the two lovers. Harry and Aayla were really going at it, and she actually thought the Rutian would break her spine with the way she arhced her back in pleasure. She had never seen mating in person before and it was fascinating to watch. Slowly her hand drifted downwards to stroke the fires within her womanhood as she witnessed the passionate mating ritual.
Harry and Aayla seemed to never run out of energy as they continued to mate like crazy… it had been two hours now since they started copulating on top of the tree branch. As Ahsoka neared her brink she intensified her hard working fingers to reach her climax.
The young Togrutan almost fell from her hidden perch as she hastily removed her fingers from her womanhood. She turned around and found the amused face of Shaak Ti and Luminara Unduli standing on a nearby branch.
“Masters…” Ahsoka said weakly, then her eyes widened when she realized her dripping fingers were in full view of the two Jedi Masters. She hastily tucked her hand behind her back to hide lustful evidence. “I’m… Uhmm what are you doing here?”
“Same as you padawan… observing.” Shaak Ti whispered.
“Master Ti… Harry and Aayla… they’re… they’re having sexual intercourse!” Ahsoka whispered. “Is it not forbidden in the Jedi code of conduct?”
“I know Ahsoka… and no… the Old Jedi code is obsolete… and it looks like Aayla is putting that to great use.” Shaak Ti said.
“But… why are you here masters?” Ahsoka asked as she adjusted her thighs. She was so near… and it was frustrating to suddenly stop when she was right on the edge of climax.
“We’re just curious like you Ahsoka.” Luminara Unduli said. “Mating is a ritual that has been considered a Taboo in the old Jedi Order… I am curious and eager to experience it myself.”
“By the Living Force! Help ME!!! HARREEE!!!”
The two Jedi laughed softly when they heard this while Ahsoka stared dumbly at the two Masters who were usually the epitome of discipline and proper conduct.
“Oh Loosen up young padawan… it seemed the two have finished.” Shaak Ti said as she stared through the leaves at the two lovers.
“OH OH OH! HARRY! ITS Too soon!”
“It seems not.” Luminara replied as the wizard fucked the Twilek to esctacy. “This Human has great endurance... the texts I’ve read said that an average male Human, Togrutan, Twilek, Mirialan and other biped species only have an average endurance of seven minutes before ejaculating... this wizard is exceptional.”
“That was… incredible…” Harry said as he fondly licked the Tchinn of Aayla’s lekku. He developed the habit after their usual lovemaking sessions and Aayla loved it. “The thrill of the height and location added to the excitement.”
“Yes you are excited alright.” Aayla smirked as she squeezed her lover’s member that was still inside her.
“Aayla…” Harry placed his hands on The Twilek’s slim waist to stop her movements. “I thought you wanted to talk… so talk.”
The Twilek sat up and gazed fondly at the young human. “I’m going to look for Master Vos tomorrow.”
“Can you feel his presence?” Harry asked curiously as he sucked on Aayla’s Tchinn.
“Yes… though it is very weak… he is on this planet… that I am sure of.” Aayla replied as she slowly wiggled her bum. “Though I don’t know how we are going to explore the city thoroughly… Ahsoka spotted some clones stationed in the area. I… we would immediately stand out.”
Harry grinned as he thrust his hips upwards again as he felt his loins regain their energy, causing Aayla to gasp out loud.
“Leave that to me.”
“Remain careful Ahsoka… even if they cannot and hear us, you can still be caught.” Shaak Ti warned as they moved slowly through the city.
“I know… but this is so cool! Harry’s powers are amazing!” The padawan said as she looked around. The few clones that patrolled the streets by pair gave no indication when the four Jedi and one wizard passed them, though a few Wookies sniffed the air when they picked up unfamiliar scents.
Harry looked at Ahsoka and smiled at the young Togrutan. He had cast silencing charms and a strong Invisibility charm on them to avoid detection but they could still see each other, to the four Jedi’s amazement.
“Where is this Chewbacca again?” Harry asked Luminara Unduli.
“Just up ahead on the branch road Harry. How long will this charm last?” The Mirialan asked.
“It depends on the strength of the caster… maybe around a full day.” Harry said as he observed the tall Wookies, whose average height was around seven to eight feet tall. They were muttering and groaning and the wizard did not have a clue about what they were saying though the four Jedi seemed to understand them perfectly.
“They are irritated and worried about the clones’ presence here… they’re not leaving even though the war was over a month ago.” Aayla said answered her lover’s unasked question.
“Can this Chewbacca be trusted?” Harry asked.
“He is… he was among the Wookies that helped Master Yoda escape, and his father Attichitcuk is one of the leaders of the City. ” Luminara Unduli said. “Here we are.” The party stopped at a moderately sized cottage on the corner of two intersecting tree Roads.
“It is energy locked…” Ahsoka said as she tried to use the force to open the door.
Harry waved his hand and the door slid open.
“You sure are handy to be around Harry.” Ahsoka said as Luminara entered the structure.
Suddenly a large shadow leapt towards their position and Luminara held up her hand to levitate the figure.
“It’s a Wookie! Is that Chewbacca?” Shaak Ti asked.
“That’s Chewbacca, he would have not attacked if he recognized me… Harry?” Luminara Unduli asked.
The Wizard nodded and twirled his wrist, cancelling the silencing and invisibility charms on their party. As an added precaution, the human wizard wove a privacy ward on the whole stricture and the four Jedi shivered as they felt the force wash over them.
The struggling Wookie immediately stopped when he realized his guests and he let out a long friendly grunt.
“I am glad to see you too Chewbacca…” Luminara said as she released her friend. The Wookie immediately straightened up and hugged Luminara Unduli, lifting her off her feet a good two feet.
“Chewbacca’s grateful at Luminara… she healed his father’ wounds during the battle with the Separatists.” Shaak Ti explained to the group.
The large Wookie moved closer to the rest of the party and shook the other Jedi he recognized, Shaak Ti. He let out a low grunt that varied in pitch and tone and the older Togrutan patted the Wookie’s shoulder in comfort.
“I understand… I’m afraid we don’t know why the Clones here still remain… are they interfering with local trade and commerce?” Shaak Ti asked.
The Wookie responded negatively by shaking his head from side to side. Chewbacca beckoned the rest of the party to sit on the large craved chairs and headed inside his kitchen to serve refreshments.
Harry who wanted to explore the first alien home he visited followed their Wookie Host. “Hey ehrmm Chewbacca, need help?”
The Wookie eyed the young human curiously and nodded and let out a gentle groan.
“Sorry Chewie… hey can I call you that instead? I don’t understand your language yet.” Harry said as he observed the Wookie expertly prepare six large wooden cups and add a strange brown powder into them.
Harry noticed that Chewbacca was pointing a finger at him and then tapping his large hairy chest.
“Oh right…. I’m Harry Potter…” The human said as he extended an arm. The Wookie shook it and Harry was sure he the circulation of blood in his arm stopped at the strong grip.
“What’s the strange brown powder? Is it like tea” Harry asked hopefully as Chewbacca began to pour hot water into the six mugs placed on two trays. He had been craving tea for the time he was here, and the experiments he tried in Dagobah to find a suitable replacement for tea proved hopeless.
The Wookie motioned for him to dip his finger into the brown Jar full of the powder, and Harry curious at his strange surroundings dipped his index finger and tasted the strange powder.
The human wizard’s eyes widened when his tongue absorbed the taste.
“FUCKING HELL!” Harry shouted as he coughed up the bitter powder.
Chewbacca laughed as he clutched his belly while Aayla immediately entered the kitchen to investigate the commotion.
“What happened?” The Rutian Twilek asked as she headed to her lover’s side who continued to cough.
Chewbacca laughed and explained the situation and Aayla felt sympathy for her lover. The Wroshhyk powder was famous in galaxy for its bitter taste, and few beings aside from the Wookies like Master Yoda found the drink appealing.
“That was so bitter….” Harry said after he drained the cup of water Chewbacca gave him.
“What did he say?” Harry asked as Chewbacca patted his back with a heavy arm.
Aayla smiled and kissed Harry’s cheek affectionately. “Chewbacca said that you’re a brave human… even Wookies don’t try the Wroshhyk powder without water. And he likes the name Chewie…. I think you made a new friend.”
“He’s alright too… though I have to get him back for that stunt.” Harry said as he took the remaining tray and followed the amused Wookie back to the sitting room.
“Thank the Force he’s still alive.” Aayla said as she stood beside her former master. After learning of their reason for coming to Kashhyk, the son of the tribal leader informed them that a Devaroian trader, Vilmarh Grahrk told them of an injured Jedi he rescued from the clones. The human Jedi master should have died, but he was strong in the Force and willed himself to survive.
“He is stable now… but it will take time for him to fully heal.” Luminara Unduli said as her hands hovered over her fellow Jedi Master’s chest, healing him with her Jedi Technique.
“We need to move him… he is not safe here and when I enter a meditative healing trance, I will be left defenseless.” Luminara Unduli said.
“We’ll go back to Dagobah then…” Shaak Ti said. “And after that we need to visit our best Jedi Master… we need all the help we can get and he is the only one capable of fighting Darth Vader… Master Kenobi.”
“Can’t we team up against this Darth Vader then? If he is strong, why don’t we use our combined might to defeat him?” Harry asked.
“You must know that Darth Vader is the strongest force user I have ever met… he is even stronger than Master Yoda if he ever reached his full potential… I fought him when he stormed the Jedi temple and I barely survived… and add to that his personal troops, the 501st legion... he is nearly undefeatable from any strategic standpoint.” Shaak Ti said.
“I’ll go to Tatooine then… Many Twileks make their living there and I will not attract too much attention.” Aayla said.
“Harry will go with you?” Shaak Ti asked as she looked between her fellow Jedi and the Wizard.
“You don’t need to ask that Master Ti, I’ll always be at Aayla’s side.” Harry said causing the Rutian Twilek to smile and the wizard felt a naughty blue hand patting his buttocks.
Outskirts of Kachiro
“Hmff yeah you’re showing off your mate too... so we're both getting some Chewie.” Harry said as he sat on a tool box handing various tools the Wookie needed to repair the Falcon.
After Aayla kissed him affectionately that morning, he bragged to the watching Wookie that he was getting ‘some’ as he was slightly miffed abot the stunt about the bitter Wroshhyk powder.
Chewbacca was not one to back down and after ten minutes he arrived with his mate Mallatobuck, or Malla for short to show her off to the funny human. Malla was as good a mechanic as Chewbacca and volunteered to help on the modification on the Falcon and she suggested replacing parts as she was also a systems engineer.
“WHRNGGGG” Chewbacca said from below the Falcon.
“The what?” Harry asked. He was trying to guess what tools Chewbacca required and he only got it right a few times out of ten.
Ahsoka sighed as she handed the hydrospanner to Chewbacca who was under the Falcon giving it extensive modifications on its sublight engines.
“Ohh… the shiny tube thing.” Harry said. “You sure know your way around these spacecraft… and you work fast. It took us a whole day to assemble the falcon’s structure and you did it in three hours!” Harry said.
“What did she say?” Harry asked as Chewbacca’s mate Mallatobuck let out a groan.
“She said that Chewbacca’s a real genius…. Honestly Harry, doesn’t the force speak to you? It helps me learn what Chewie and Malla are saying without learning Shyriiwook.” Ahsoka said.
“It’s in my training Ahsoka to never let a foreign presence intrude into one’s mind. The concept of letting your mind wander unprotected is a new concept for me.” Harry said as he took a sip of the Wroshhyk drink. “Though if Chewie here looks into my eyes, I can sense what he’s trying to tell me.”
Chewbacca must have heard him as he found himself staring at the Wookie’s black eyes.
Harry felt curiosity in Chewbacca’s tone… a few words came into his mind… experiment... language… a question… now?
“Yeah I understand… though not all of what you are saying now… I only get the gist of what you are saying Chewie.” Harry said.
Chewbacca clapped his hands and messed up Harry’s scruffy hair as he finished updating the Falcon’s engines from the parts manufactured by the Wookies from their own ships.
Suddenly Shaak Ti rushed towards the group and Harry noticed Ahsoka’s eyes widened in fear.
“What is it?” Harry asked as he stood up as he saw the serious face of Shaak Ti.
“Chewbacca’s monitoring sensors shows a ship is being pursued by Imperial fighters… and Ahsoka… you felt something else too didn’t you?” Shaak Ti asked.
The young Togrutan nodded and whispered. “Darth Vader’s here.”
Chewbacca immediately headed up the shelter beside the falcon, his mate close behind. Harry and Ahsoka followed the Wookies and the wizard’s eyes widened in surprise at the unexpected sight.
Several large battleships appeared from the atmosphere and appeared to be landing around the Tree City of Kachico, while dozens of fighters and transports patrolled the immediate airspace. Near their area, a sleek transport ship struggled to avoid the beams of blue light fired from the fighters pursuing it.
“The pilot’s a Jedi… I can sense it.” Shaak Ti said.
“Can the pilot sense us?” Harry asked.
Shaak Ti nodded. “The Jedi Pilot can… that’s why she headed in this area hoping for aid”
The three fighters pursuing the sleek silver ship launched a sophisticated missile each, these were designed to stay on the tail of Tri fighters during the Republic and Separatist war and explode when they reach a certain distance from their target.
“The ship’s going to get hit!” Ahsoka exclaimed as the pilot of the transport ship struggled to evade the persistent missiles.
“Can you do something about those ships?” Harry asked.
“They’re flying near the tree line… I think we can think of something.” Shaak Ti said. Chewbacca nodded as he gave a few grenades to Shaak Ti and Ahsoka.
“Perfect… this will do nicely.” Shaak Ti said.
“Good… I’ll try and save the pilot of that ship… after I get rid of the missiles take down those fighters.” Harry said as he observed the silver ship… he flexed his fingers… he had to time this right.
“Shiiit….” Olee Starstone said as she twisted her mother’s ship, the Drunk Dancer to avoid the three missiles. The three missiles overshot their query and turned around, this time coming from the left, right and front of the target, as their complex computer brains coordinated with each other…. They were designed to outsmart and out think the complex programming of the Separatists’ complex tri fighter brains.
Sensors chimed alerting the pilot of the imminent collision… No fanciful trick could save her this time… Olee looked at her shields… they were almost gone now as the fighters’ particle guns continued to hit her hull.
“Any help will be welcome…” Olee said. She purposely headed to this area as she felt the presence of her fellow Jedi and she hoped that they could aid her. Whatever her comrades were planning, it would be too late as she noticed all three missiles headed towards her ship. If she moved forward, she would only collide with the one in the middle, and it was the same with the missiles in her left and right.
Unlike her Delta 7 Jedi Star Fighter, Her mother’s smuggler ship was not agile enough… she slowed down to a hover to meet her fate while the three Clone fighters hovered to observe the inevitable.
Meters from striking her ship, the three missiles suddenly transformed into large pieces of what looked to be clone fighters’ stabilizer foils. Instead of exploding and releasing hundreds of shrapnel and superheated gas, the stabilizer foils hit her ship hard, living slight dents on the Drunk Dancer’s hull. The cockpit shuddered against the collisions… but she was alive.
Her three pursuers suddenly found that their stabilizer foils have vanished… and it was replaced by three activated smart missiles.
The clone pilots wondered what happened and what was the source of the noise when they saw grenades lying serenely on the nose of their respective fighters.
“OH Shit! Eject! Ejee…”
The three grenades exploded, killing the pilots simultaneously and the smart missiles who could not comprehend their sudden change in velocity and location decided to activate their cargo, engulfing the three state of the art fighters in flames.
Olee Starstone blinked as she stared with disbelief at what happened in a matter of a few seconds… The three missiles locked on to her suddenly changed into harmless stabilizer foils while her three pursuers suddenly vanished from her sensors.
Her side window was suddenly splattered by a strange yellow color and she used her sensors to detect where it came from. She let out a breath of relief when she saw Ahsoka Tano, her fellow padawan… a few Wookies, a human Jedi knight she did not recognize and Master Shaak Ti!
She looked around for a landing spot when the ground below and spotted a narrow clearing a few hundred feet ahead, perfect for the shape of the Drunken Dancer. The padawan expertly guided the ship to a quick but precise descent.
“OLEEEee!!!” Ahsoka said as she rushed to hug her fellow Padawan.
“Ahsoka! Master Ti!” Olee said as she rushed down the ramp to hug her friend.
“Padawan Starstone… it is good to see you…. What brings you to Kashhyk?”
“I came here looking for Survivors of the purge… I didn’t realize I would arrive here at the same time as Darth Vader’s battle group. Of course I refused to respond to their hails and they sent three fighters thinking I was a smuggler.” Olee said as she arranged her long black hair.
“We don’t have time…” Aayla said as she joined the group. She had been watching from the shelter as she helped Jedi Master Luminara Unduli clean her old master’s wounds.
“With three fighters destroyed… they’ll send out troops to investigate. And those fighters look like they belong to the 501st air wing… we need to act fast.” Aayla said.
“We need to split up to increase our chances… Olee, I recognize that freighter is made of Naboo design, does it have a medical bay?” Shaak Ti asked.
The padawan nodded. “It has, including a medical droid. She’s called the Drunken Dancer… my mother lent it to me.”
“Good, Ahsoka, you gave the coordinates to Dagobah to Master Luminara correct?” Shaak Ti asked.
“I did Master Ti.” Ahsoka said.
“Master Luminara, and Master Vos along with Olee and will head there with the Drunken Dancer while we will accompany Aayla and Harry to Tatooine.”
“You can come if you want to Chewbacca… I understand you wish to seek the council and wisdom of Master Yoda to help your people?” Shaak Ti asked.
Chewbacca nodded as he clamped on his blaster while his mate Malla grunted in approval.
Luminara levitated an unconscious Quillan Vos and transported him on board the Drunken Dancer while Malla and Olee commenced with flight preparations. Chewbacca headed to the navigation console to help track the Imperial Navy and avoid them.
“Take care… and May the Force be with you Luminara” Shaak Ti said.
“May the Force be with you Shaak Ti. We will meet in two week’s time to regroup.” Luminara said.
“You should head out first… You have injured on board. I will distract the Clones with Harry and Aayla to give you time to escape.” Shaak Ti said.
The Marailan nodded and climbed on board the Drunken Dancer. A few moments later it took off and flew to the opposite direction of Kachiro before launching to the atmosphere.
“Let’s head back to the Falcon… we want to avoid a fight if we can.” Shaak Ti said.
“It’s a good thing Harry can hide it with his magic.” Aayla said as she walked beside the human wizard, but her lover suddenly tensed and quickly looked around.
“Something’s wrong… and I can feel him… he is powerful.” Harry whispered.
“I can feel it too… He masked his presence and his troops!” Shaak Ti exclaimed, and as soon as the Jedi Master said that clones burst out of the undergrowth and pointed their deadly new weapons against the three enemies of the empire.
“Surrender Jedi, Don’t move.” The digitized voice of a clone with yellow markings on his armor said as he carried dual blaster pistols on both his hands.
“These are all ARCs…” Ahsoka muttered as she noticed the blue markings on most of the clones.
Aayla and Shaak Ti exchanged meaningful glances and immediately understood each other… divide and conquer… they would separate and confuse the enemy by splitting up the large force.
Harry noticed the exchange and prepared himself… they were about to move. He got a sideward glance from his lover and he blinked as he got the message…
As the clones tried to close in, Shaak Ti suddenly leapt to a branch and headed west of the clearing Aayla and Harry did the same but headed to the left.
“Follow them!” The clone commander ordered amidst the stream of particle blasts that followed the Jedi. “Drive the Jedi master and padawan to the position as planned, and kill the two other Jedi.”
Shaak Ti leapt from one branch to another at incredible speeds as she immediately lost her pursuers. Suddenly troops rappelled down from a hovering gunship and the Togrutan master moved past their ropes slicing them with her lightsaber and sending the clones to their deaths. She was glad she told Ahsoka to separate to further split their enemy’s forces; at least she got the bulk of the ARC troops to fight with rather than Ahsoka.
The force warned her of the gunship fixing its turbo lasers on her and she jumped towards another tree. They were relentless as the 50st appeared from every conceivable position and Shaak Ti had to use every ounce of her slyness and skill to evade the legion. It was no wonder that so few Jedi survived the attack on the Temple… the clones used every deadly weapon to kill her.
As she jumped to another tree she removed her brown Jedi robes and with a push of the force sent it down to the valley floor to the Shadow lands, the wild forests that were untamed and avoided by the Wookies. The Shadow lands were full of dangerous creatures and plants and the Wookies had resorted to building their homes on top of the Wroshhyr trees to avoid the deadly predators.
As her brown Jedi robes plummeted to the valley Shaak Ti dived into a thick bush even though the sharp branches cut her skin. The clones fell for the fake target as the gunship and several blue arcs used their rocket packs to follow the decoy.
The Togrutan waited a full minute and headed back when a large fallen log suddenly swooped through the air, intent on crushing her back. Shaak Ti immediately cut through the large log in half and turned around to face the ominous figure of Darth Vader.
Shaak Ti narrowed her eyes as she gripped her lightsaber. Darth Vader was wearing a strange helm and it appeared that he was breathing artificially… the last news she heard was that Master Yoda sent Master Kenobi to battle his former padawan… and it looks like Master Kenobi showed the chosen one a thing or two about being a Jedi.
“Shaak Ti, Jedi Master… one of the youngest ever to seat on the Jedi Council.” Darth Vader’s new voice was cold and Shaak Ti used her training to keep herself from shivering. There was something about Darth Vader’s new look… it was imposing… intimidating.
“Darth Vader… it seems like Master Kenobi prevailed against you.” Shaak Ti said.
“Do not speak about his name! Tell me where the coward hides… and I will make your death quick and painless.” Darth Vader said.
“You have to kill me first!” Shaak Ti said as her green lightsaber flared to life.
“That can be arranged.” Darth Vader said as a crimson beam appeared on his lightsaber.
Darth Vader attacked first and Shaak Ti countered with a parry. She blocked a two handed overhead slice by the Sith Lord and her eyes widened as she struggled to block the blade… He was strong… His slices were powerful like a droid and she could not directly meet the power of his swing.
After five minutes of furious exchange the Jedi master disengaged and tried to circle the Sith Lord… and she attacked this time intent on decapitating Darth Vader from the back. But the Sith Lord blocked her attack with a casual flick of his saber behind him and sent her tumbling to the ground with a powerful backward swing of his left arm. Shaak Ti attacked from all angles and the Sith Lord was actually gave ground as he struggled to keep up with the blindingly fast attacks by the Togrutan.
“You’ve gotten slower…” Shaak Ti observed as they broke apart. “Your attacks are powerful, no doubt, like a machine but you have gotten slower.”
“Compromises have to be made to achieve greater power.” Darth Vader said as boulders, fallen trees and branches suddenly levitated all around them. “Compromise… a trait the Jedi greatly underestimates.”
Shaak Ti’s eye widened as she felt the power of Darth Vader… it was unbelievable… the former Jedi was full of rage… anger and he used it to power this great feat of the force.
With a slight tilt of a head Darth Vader sent the various objects towards Shaak Ti at enormous speeds, enough to crush her with tons of debris. The Jedi Master fought valiantly as she sliced and chopped and used her considerable power to deflect the objects, but it was tiring her quickly as hundreds poured towards her.
Shaak Ti allowed the smaller stones and twigs to hit her as she reserved her power to deflect the bigger objects that could snap her spine in two. Soon the attacks overwhelmed he and a large boulder slammed into her stomach, knocking her to the ground.
“Pathetic… I expected a greater challenge from you Shaak Ti. This is the power of the Dark Side of the force… your meager Jedi powers are no match for the Sith.” Darth Vader said as he towered over the fallen Jedi who was bleeding from several cuts and bruises, as the white cloths she wore were torn, exposing her bruised chest.
Darth Vader eyed the rise and fall of the supple breasts of Shaak Ti as she took deep painful breaths… before he would have felt something months ago… but now he only felt rage and anger against her and her and what she represented... the order. He swore he would make the Jedi extinct.
“Last chance Shaak Ti. I may even allow you to live and serve as an entertainer for my troops. Tell me where Kenobi is hiding.” Darth Vader said.
“Petrificus Totalus” Shaak Ti whispered and she poured her training and concentration on the spell.
“I am not yet defeated.” Shaak Ti said as she slowly stood up and spat out the blood in her mouth.
The Sith Lord clenched his fists and snapped himself out of the spell as the trees around him snapped like twigs in reaction to the rage he released.
“Little tricks don’t work on me Jedi”
“Don’t move Jedi” The clone said as he pointed the end of his blaster firmly on the neck of the Rutian Twilek. Aayla wondered where Harry could be as they were forced to separate after a barrage of missiles was launched towards their position from the gunships chasing after them. She was sure that she could handle this clone, as she had already used the force to press the safety switch on the clone’s blaster.
Aayla used the time to track Harry’s movements, and she smiled. He was near.
“I’ve orders to shoot you Jedi, but I always wanted to do this before I snuff you.” The clone said as he roughly groped Aayla’s left breast by plunging his hand through the neckline, stretching the material of Aayla’s vest.
A second after the clone squeezed her tit, the clone suddenly found himself staring at his arm that was suddenly detached from his elbow.
As the pain slowly registered, he was about to scream he saw the annoyed face of the human male they were pursuing. The clone did not have a chance as his throat was immediately slashed open by an unknown force.
“Touch her again and I’ll cut of your other arm” Harry said to the dying clone who used his right hand to stop the blood flow from his throat. “Are you alright?” Harry asked his friend and lover.
“I’m fine Harry.” Aayla smiled at her lover as she took out the severed arm from within her vest. She stepped on the dying clone’s crotch hard as they resumed their escape.
A squad of ARC clones burst through the trees when they found themselves suddenly frozen. A blur passed by their line and Clone Helmets fell to ground in quick succession.
“That was brutal.” Harry said though he himself killed a few of the clones with well placed cutting curses.
“You need to understand… these ARCs are relentless professional killers. They do their duty quickly in the most efficient manner.” Aayla said as she deflected a bolt of energy aimed at their position and reflected it back to the sniper. “They won’t feel a hint of remorse even as they kill us.”
“What’s that sound?” Harry asked as he heard large thumps on the ground.
“Walkers!” Aayla said. “We better find cover and look for Master Ti… I feel that Darth Vader is near… and even she and Ahsoka could not face a Sith Lord alone.”
“Alright.” Harry said as he sent a strong banishing charm to a group of clones trying to attack them from behind. The group of clones screamed as they were hurled to deadly speeds on the unyielding Tree trunk.
“Look away for a moment Aayla.” Harry said and when her lover watched his back he held out his left hand and a ball of light emerged from his palm.
A wave of bright light flashed from his hand, engulfing everything with blinding light. When the light subsided the clones looked around wondering where their enemy had vanished.
Harry and Aayla watched from their hidden position as their pursuers organized themselves and headed to different directions.
“We need to find a way to find Shaak Ti and Ahsoka without being giving away our position, can’t you use your invisibility magic again?” Aayla suggested.
“The invisibility charm doesn’t work if we’re moving faster than a walking pace… though I know a spell that will work, though it’s not perfect invisibility.” Harry said and he tapped the tip of Aayla’s nose with his finger. He cast the same with his body and watched Aayla’s reaction.
The Twilek shivered as she felt a cold sensation travelling from the tip of her nose to her face and the rest of her body. She looked at her hands and at Harry and she smiled. “This is the perfect camouflage!”
“The disillusionment, we use it for undercover work.” Harry said.
“Let’s go.” Aayla said and the two followed the direction where Shaak Ti and Ahsoka last headed.
A distortion of air caught an ARC clone’s attention and he focused his visor to the spot. There were no signs of movement of the two Jedi they were hunting, it was probably a distortion from the heat caused by Kashhyk’s humid climate.
“Nothing in south, they probably headed east.” The ARC Scout reported.
Ahsoka Tano burst from the bushes and intercepted a killing stroke meant for Shaak Ti with her Green Lightsaber.
“My former Padawan, Ahsoka.” Darth Vader paused from his attack and regarded the person he once considered a sister, or even a daughter. It meant nothing to him now. “How is your new Master treating you these days?”
“He was murdered!” Ahsoka shouted as she leapt at her former master, intent on slicing him in half but the Sith Lord blocked her attack with a simple parry.
“You have much to learn Ahsoka, though you are gifted in the force. Join me… and I will complete your training… and I will show you true power. It is a glorious feeling.” Darth Vader said.
“And you still have much to learn Master… you traitor! Betrayer!” Ahsoka shouted as she let out all the pent up emotions she was holding. She attacked again using her unorthodox Shien style but she forgot in her anger that her opponent knew all her tricks as they sparred together for long hours.
Her quick flicks and jabs were easily blocked as was her Ataro gymnastics when Darth Vader sent several debris towards her position whenever she jumped to the air to gain leverage.
“You should have escaped when you had the chance…” Darth Vader said as he parried a desperate lunge and countered with a simple slash. His former padawan blocked with her lightsaber but the swing was so strong she had to give ground.
“Now your pitiful Jedi Master’s sacrifice will be in vain…” Darth Vader attacked again pushing back the young Togrutan.
“You should have accepted my offer Ahsoka… you would have become a strong Sith Warrior. The Jedi are no more… and so will you, my former padawan… soon.” Darth Vader said as he continued his relentless attack.
Ahsoka was now holding her lightsaber on a basic guard stance as she squatted beside Shaak Ti, accepting blow after blow while she defiantly stood her ground. She could not believe the monster she was fighting was actually her old master, Anakin Skywalker. They were completely two different persons… Harry was right…. He would honor his old master and separate him from this abomination.
“Defiant to the last” Darth Vader said as his thrust lifted Ahsoka’s blade out of her grip.
The lightsaber spun into the air and it suddenly flew to the hand of a male human.
“Ah yes… more Jedi to slaughter.” Darth Vader said as he turned toward his new opponents. He recognized the Rutian Twilek, though he had never seen the human male beside Secura. These were no masters and he could easily defeat them.
“We will not be defeated so easily Darth Vader… We are Jedi.” Aayla Secura said as her blue lightsaber ignited, bathing her smooth blue skin in a blue light. Harry copied her actions and ignited Ahsoka’s lightsaber, bathing his face in green light.
“Master Secura!” Ahsoka breathed out, relief evident in her voice.
“Ahsoka, if you can take Master Ti and head to safety... we will try and delay him.” Aayla said while her eyes remained fixed on her opponent.
Ahsoka nodded and borrowed Shaak Ti’s lightsaber and dragged the Jedi master away from the battle. From behind the Sith Lord large boulders levitated and headed towards the two Togrutans, intent on crushing them.
Before they reached the helpless Togrutans they suddenly vanished and Darth Vader turned to his opponents, and he found that they were already moving towards him.
Aayla ran towards the Sith lord, her blade in a two handed grip in the classic opening attack of Ataru. Darth Vader met her attack with a block and used the force to push her back as he felt his body suddenly stop moving. He noticed the human Jedi looking at him an intense expression on his face… his green eyes glowing in the shadows of the trees.
Whatever was holding him in place was stronger than the one Shaak Ti used on him and his rage grew… how dare they not teach him use this branch of the force?
As the Rutian Twilek was about to use his incapacitation to decapitate him, the Sith Lord’s rage exploded sending both opponents flying. Harry caught Aayla who was caught in mid air by the impressive display of the force.
“Are you alright?” Harry asked and Aayla nodded then her eyes widened as she spotted trunks… branches and rocks headed for them.
Harry saw the same thing and he immediately waved his hand sending banishing charms towards the objects and deflecting them to their opponent.
Darth Vader was surprised and he was forced to side step as an enormous boulder landed where his head should have been. There was something strange here… something he felt in the force… not a disturbance, but an anomaly.
Secura suddenly leapt into the air and headed towards him, her blue lightsaber flashing amidst the shadows and before he was about to parry he felt in the force a minute amount of energy heading towards him. He blocked the energy first and parried the Twilek’s attack when a flurry of red colored energy streams headed towards him.
The Sith lord deflected all of them and as Aayla prepared another attack He immediately went into the offensive… obviously these two Jedi were used to working in tandem, though he was confused at the unorthodox style of the human Jedi.
Out of nowhere the human appeared beside him and he was caught off guard as he blocked a slice from Secura.
If Darth Vader had natural lungs he would have expelled his breath as he absorbed the attack, but the strong blast of the force caught him on his side, forcing the machines imbedded in his flesh to dig in to his body, causing him pain. This only served to increase his rage and anger and he sent every conceivable object he could grasp with the force towards the human as he stood up from the ground where he was unceremoniously dumped.
It was frustrating to watch his attacks were immediately negated as Secura landed beside the human and guarded his back while he used the force to counter his attack… and The Sith Lord swore he could see some pieces of lumber vanish seconds before they hit the two Jedi. How did they do that?
It was the duo’s turn to go on the attack and Aayla weaved her lightsaber in a blinding velocity while Harry fired of several Reductos towards the Sith Lord.
Darth Vader defended against Secura’s strikes as his body absorbed the flurry of energy attacks, making large dents on his state of the art armor. This was not the plan… where are his troops? He backhanded the annoying Twilek, sending her crashing to a large tree trunk and he used the valuable time to signal for backup and his position.
The human ceased his barrage and hurried towards his lover just as gunships descended on their position, guns blazing.
The wizard cast a translucent golden shield and as Darth Vader headed towards them while his clones rappelled down from the gun ships. Harry felt his shield was slowly weakening against the onslaught and he decided escape was in order. Eight gunships hovered on their position and Harry concentrated his magic and used an overpowered summoning spell on one of the gunships that had blue stripes painted on its chassis.
The ARC gunship immediately plummeted as the pilot frantically tried to control his craft. Lord Vader looked up and noticed the imminent danger… it had too much momentum for him to stop as he tried to frantically slow down the gunship.
It was too late and seconds before the crash he caught the face of the human Jedi smiling at him in satisfaction.
A huge explosion engulfed the clearing as a ball of superheated gas consumed most of the clones in the area. Lord Vader’s advance armor left him relatively unscathed as he managed to avoid the hottest part of the explosion, and his environmental suit could withstand higher temperatures.
“Get a fire suppression team here… and I want the bodies of those two Jedi found. I want proof that they are dead.” Darth Vader ordered. The Sith Lord was irritated as he realized that he could no longer use Djem So, as his heavy weight limited his mobility and speed.
Perhaps he needed to learn a new technique, one that would suit his new body. Yes Makashi would do nicely, and he was sure his master knows about the technique.
“Yes sir!” The clones rushed to obey their Lord’s command. A burst of light caught The Sith Lord’s attention as he clenched his fist in anger. That ship surely contained Shaak Ti and Ahsoka… it was a mistake to have all the battleships land on Kashhyk. It would take precious minutes for the battleships to take off and pursue the light craft, and by that time they would have already jumped into hyperspace, making it impossible to track them.
“Round up the Wookies, I want them on the next transport ship by the next cycle.” Darth Vader said as he climbed on board a waiting gunship. He was forced to grab handle as the gunship took off at a sharp angle… perhaps it was time to use a shuttle.
Ahsoka watched as Kashhyk vanished as the Falcon entered hyperspace. Though she was injured, it was not as bad as Shaak Ti’s who had bruises and cuts all over her body. She looked at the co-pilot who was busy listening to Aayla as the Twilek gave the human instructions about detecting unfamiliar craft.
The young Togrutan was grateful as she found herself surrounded by clones when Harry and Aayla… materialized from thin air. They quickly dispatched the patrol near the Falcon and Aayla immediately took off, leaving Kashhyk in a hurry.
“How is Master Ti?” Aayla asked.
“She’s in a lot of pain Master Secura, she lured most of the ARC commandos away from me and took most of the brunt of… of Darth Vader’s attack.” Ahsoka said. She had just tended the wounds on Shaak Ti on the newly built cabin room on the Falcon.
“Do we need to divert from our present course and find a medical facility?” Aayla asked.
“There’s nothing life threatening... she’s just exhausted and her body’s battered and bruise. She needs time to rest and heal her body.” Ahsoka said.
“Why don’t you take a rest too? We have three new small cabins installed in the Falcon and you could also use the rest Ahsoka.” Harry suggested.
“Alright, but call me if you need help alright?” Ahsoka asked as she headed towards the newly built corridor.
Harry nodded as he gazed at the stars... his mind on the fight they had with the chosen one of this world. Darth Vader was powerful indeed, and he wondered how powerful the Dark Lord of Sith truly is if his apprentice was already that powerful. What if they encountered the Emperor before they were prepared to fight against him?
“Stop worrying too much” Aayla said as she pushed a few buttons engaging the autopilot of the Falcon.
“You read my emotions again.” Harry said as he smiled at Aayla.
“No, but I know that look on your face. Until the actual becomes the possible, it is a distraction.” Aayla said wisely.
“That’s the stupidest thing I ever heard. Who said that shit of an advice?” Harry asked.
“What’s wrong with it?” Aayla asked in amusement, she was not offended by her lover’s words as she came to value his rough but insightful opinions.
“Everything... I mean I get the thing about distraction and focus, but it is also wise to think about other scenarios... the what ifs and the what ‘mays’” Harry said.
“Really?” Aayla asked curiously.
“Thinking about scenarios helps prepare our mental state if ever the scenario happened... it reduces the amount of shock we experience and actually helps us respond to the crisis better.” Harry said.
“I’ve never thought of it that way... you may have a point.” Aayla said. They had eight standard hours more to go before they reached Tatooine and the Twilek looked for a way to kill time.
“Aayla, that’s not the thruster joystick you are holding.” Harry said as he felt a cool sensation in his crotch as his manhood was freed by an eager pair of hands.
“I know... I just want to try this... I never had sex here before...” Aayla said as she continued to stroke him. “Besides, it’s a good way to relax... now fuck me Harry”
The wizard grinned and leapt from his seat and jumped towards Aayla who gave a soft shriek as she felt her clothes suddenly vanish from her body.
A/N: Shaak Ti didn’t know that the Darth Vader she fought in the temple had significantly lost his combat ability with a lightsaber as his arms and legs were cut off by Kenobi.
30 percent of Anakin Skywalker’s power is reduced by the result of that, he could have been more powerful than Palpatine if he had his legs and arms.
Sorry for the smut if some readers find it offensive, but this is just the style of the story... Sex and action! Lol
It won’t get any smuttier, and if it is I won’t post it here and I’ll edit the parts
Edited, some errors fixed.
As Blazin hothead pointed out to me Olee's ship the Drunk/Drunken Dancer belongs to her fellow padawan's mother. But as my story won't branch out to those characters, i won't change it.
And i have to admit when i watched the original trilogy, that i was a fan of the Empire and the Sith... c'mon they were so cool! I was cackling evilly when i watched Empire Strikes Back as the rebels where pulverized. It is my favorite Space Movie of all time and athough Revenge of the Sith was pretty good i still remain loyal to the sequels.
So expect the way i portray the Empire in the later chapters to be as cool as hell, though i still like the Republic clones better than the Stormtroopers as those guys are plain idiots.