Massacre at Kessel
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 7: Futility
Kenobi’s hut, Tatooine, Outer Rim
“Are you sure that’s edible?” Harry asked as he looked down on the fungi living around the condensers.
“They’re not bad... it’s actually quite exquisite.” Obi Wan said as gathered a few mature mushrooms and placed them in a basket beside him.
“If you say so” Harry replied with skepticism in his voice. The wizard kneeled beside his fellow human and helped pick the orange colored mushrooms. “They kind of smell like rotten eggs.”
“That’s the beauty of it! The smell adds to the taste when cooked.” Obi Wan smiled as he looked at the young wizard. “So I heard you finally met my old padawan...”
“Yeah... we were lucky that we managed to escape in time. He’s a bit slow than Shaak Ti or Aayla but he more than makes it up for it with sheer strength and raw power.” Harry said as he recalled the battle he and Aayla fought in Kashhyk.
“Do you recognize his fighting style?” Obi Wan asked curiously. “When he was still a Jedi he used a combination of Djem So and Ataru to fight...”
“He used Makashi Master Kenobi.”
Harry and Obi Wan looked around and found the Rutian Twilek smiling at them as she leaned by a nearby condenser tower, enjoying the feel of the cold alloy on her back.
“Master Kenobi, Harry here couldn’t recognize the forms and he only practiced briefly with master Yoda with Soresu.” Aayla said.
Harry grinned at Aayla as he finished picking the ripe mushrooms on this tower and headed to the tower where his lover was leaning on. “At least now I can wield it without cutting any of my limbs.”
Obi Wan smiled as he straightened up and picked his own basket. “I forgot that our friend here is not a Jedi, but a Wizard... did anyone tell you that you speak and act very much like a Jedi Harry?”
“Far too many times.” Harry said as he leaned down in front of Aayla to pick up the mature mushrooms. The Twilek eyed her lover with amusement and she crossed her legs to stretch the fabric of her trousers and give a nice view to Harry.
“Ah yes... so back to the battle with Darth Vader... how did you manage to escape?” The Soresu Master asked.
“We didn’t allow him to recover or gain any momentum... while Aayla kept on pressing him back, I provided support to her... and when I was attacked she protected me.” Harry said.
“Harry here surprised me when we fought together...” Aayla said as she ruffled her lover’s hair as the young human was squatting in front of her picking the ripe mushrooms. Harry stared at the tight trousers of his lovable Twilek, where his face was inches from. he wondered is she liked being kissed there. “He spent the right spells at the right time and provided me with cover fire. It was if we were used to fighting together... we could read what the other was planning on doing.” Aayla continued.
“That is surprising... but in a good way.” Kenobi said as he stroked his beard, analyzing what he heard.
“Usually in the ancient Sith Wars Jedi that fought like that were couples when the ban on celibacy was not yet enforced. Usually one has to share deep emotional and physical understanding of their partner...” Kenobi’s eyes widened in surprise when he realized something. “You’re... together...”
Aayla nodded as she grabbed hold of her lover’s hand and intertwined her hands with his. “We are... with Master Yoda’s blessing.”
Kenobi shook his head in disbelief. “Well Aayla, you’re not the first Jedi to break the code.”
“The code is obsolete Master Kenobi.” Shaak Ti said as she joined the group and stood beside Harry’s other side. The Rutian Twilek gave her the evil eye and Shaak Ti responded by giving a quick wink.
Aayla immediately caught on to what her fellow Jedi sister was planning and decided to go with it, this was revenge for the years when a young and strict padawan Kenobi tried to enforce discipline on the younger padawans and younglings. Giggling is not allowed huh?
“It’s obsolete?” Obi Wan asked as he stared at the three figures.
“Oh yes... by Master Yoda’s decree, all male Jedi should find a partner with the fellow surviving female Jedi to repopulate our dying order.” Aayla added as Harry gave her an amused look. He was about to speak when he felt the crushing foot of her lover on his toe and he winced in pain. He looked at Aayla’s golden eyes and for a second he thought he saw a hint of naughtiness in her eyes.
“You mean pair up?” Obi Wan asked in disbelief. “And do what?”
“Have sex of course.” Shaak Ti replied. “Aayla and I have chosen Harry as our partner weeks ago.”
“Why does he get two?” Obi Wan asked as his mind whirled with this new development.
“Well, he is a wizard, and a quick learning padawan.” Aayla said fondly as she patted her lover’s butt. “And Ahsoka has decided that she wants you to be her partner.”
Harry bit his cheek to keep from sniggering. He marveled at the control of emotions of his two lovers as he observed their serious faces amidst the sight of a flustered and shocked Kenobi. He used his Occlumency shields to control his own amusement as he knew Jedi were very perceptive.
“Ahh.... Ahsoka Tano?” Obi Wan asked with wide eyes. His mind frantically thought if a suitable replacement. “Uhhh... don’t I have a choice? If I can speak with Master Luminara Unduli....”
“Oh you’re too late.” Harry said as he gave a false expression of regret and sympathy. “Master Yoda got to her first.” He felt the two bodies on either side of him shake and it was his turn to step on their toes.
“YODA and Luminara?!!! But... but...” The great general of the clone wars sputtered as he tried to get around the idea of the Ancient Jedi Master and the Mirialan mating. Kenobi felt nauseous all of a sudden and it wasn't caused by the heat.
“Why? They’re both green.” Harry said. “Now there’s Ahsoka, you should be gentle with her.”
The three Jedi looked and saw the young Togrutan move out of the hut wearing a cooking apron and a cooking utensil in her hand.
“What’s taking so long?” Ahsoka asked as she placed a hand in her hip. “Masters, I need those ingredients if we want to eat on time.”
“Good luck Master Kenobi... she’s a tough cookie and a bit bossy” Harry said as he slapped his fellow human on the back.
“Marvelous” Obi Wan said his tone filled with disbelief as he looked at the young Padawan glaring at them and tapping her foot as she waited impatiently for the mushrooms.
It was too much as Aayla let out a breath she kept on holding and she grabbed her lover for support as she laughed. Shaak Ti followed suit as she giggled at the confused face of her fellow Jedi Master.
“We were just playing with you Master Kenobi.” Harry said as he finished laughing. “The look on your face was priceless.”
Kenobi regarded the trio and he smiled... they got him good. He shook his head as he headed to the impatient Togrutan cook carrying his and Harry’s basket in one hand.
As he entered the hut, he casually waved a hand on the control valve of the nearest condenser near the trio. He knew the water collected would be cold and he smiled in satisfaction when he heard a pair of shrieks and a young male voice cursing to the high heavens.
“Admit it... you liked it.”
“It was alright...” The wizard said as he took a sip of a strange drink.
Aayla smiled smugly as she leaned on her lover. The Jedi and one Wizard just finished their dinner and after some convincing Harry as usual relented to his Twilek lover’s persistence on making him try the exotic mushrooms.
Obi Wan just smiled as he observed the antics of their strange ally and Secura and he looked back at Shaak Ti who was helping Ahsoka wash the dishes. It was strange, as the whole time living in Tatooine, he never smiled.
The Jedi Council's most relentless, powerful and cunning master did his duty guarding young Luke, but he never realized how much he missed his fellow Jedi until now. After showing a few Tusken raiders that the particular area around the Lars moisture farm was haunted and protected by some unnatural force, Obi Wan continued his solitary life.
Some of the moisture farmers tried to invite him for a drink whenever he visited the Weary Traveler, Anchorhead’s local pub for the latest news on the Empire, but the mysterious human always politely declined. He never invited anyone on his home near the far side of the Great Chott salt flats, and thus he earned the nickname the Hermit.
Obi Wan was disturbed from his contemplation when Harry and Aayla stood up and headed outside of the small hut and soon shrieks and laughter were heard inside the small kitchen.
“Those two... they can’t get enough of each other.” Ahsoka said as she finished cleaning the last of the plates.
“They do this often?” Obi Wan asked.
“Every night.” Shaak Ti said. “Harry’s very good at mating.”
“Oh?” Obi wan asked as his eyebrows rose up near his hairline. “You had firsthand experience?”
“Of course.” Shaak Ti grinned. “Now... when will you continue to evade the true reason we came here Obi Wan?”
“I need more time.” The human Jedi Master said. “I’m not sure if I can face Anakin.... Darth Vader again... and I need to protect his son.”
“You are the Jedi that has the best chance of defeating him... I fought him recently and he has switched fighting techniques. He’s slower.” Shaak Ti said.
“And...?” Obi Wan asked.
“He’s more powerful than he used too.” Shaak Ti admitted. “The sheer rage I felt when I fought him was overpowering, it completely overwhelmed my senses.”
“But that will ultimately lead to his downfall... the dark side corrupts the flesh and the spirit.” Obi Wan said. “He... and his master will never reach true immortality... the Sith’s ultimate goal.”
“And that’s why you need to join us Obi Wan.” Shaak Ti said. “Meditate on it, and may the Force show you the true path.” The elder Togrutan stood up and headed towards the exit.
“Where are you going?” Obi Wan asked.
“I just need to do something to unwind... Meditation after vigorous mating is relaxing.” Shaak Ti winked and headed outside.
Obi Wan looked stunned and he looked at Ahsoka who was flipping a hyperspanner with her hand.
“I know... she hogs up all the action.“ Ahsoka said as she thought she understood the cause of Obi Wan’s shocked expression.
“I heard that Vader’s strike Force left a few hours ago ... expect them anytime Master Jedi.” The informant said as his image flickered in the Holonet console.
“And you leaked the news of Master Kenobi here right?” Shadday asked.
“Yes... I released that information... I’m sure Imperial Intelligence picked it up at once.” The informant said. “But can you handle him? I saw Tarkin’s home fleet join Vader’s task force... how many Jedi are there with you?”
Shadday looked at her seven companions and looked back at the holographic image. “Fifty of us are here.”
“Well... that will even the odds alright... even Vader cannot survive a fight with fifty Jedi... good luck.” The holographic image vanished and Shadday looked back at her fellow Jedi.
“He’s coming.” Shadday Potkin said as her informant in Coruscant ended their transmission.
“Are you sure this is wise Master Shadday?” Kofi Aranna asked as he paced around the mine nervously.
“Our only objective is to eliminate the emperor’s Apprentice. And I heard Master Kenobi has injured him, further lessening his mobility. He is one, we are many... we will be victorious.” Shadday said confidently.
“And what about the clones with him?” Sian-Lan Wezz asked. “We cannot fight them on our own... their numbers are too great.”
“He will come on his own... his pride and eagerness to find Master Kenobi will make him arrogant and careless.” Shadday said confidently. Prepare yourselves fellow Jedi... soon we will strike fear into the heart of Darth Sidious when he feels the loss of his valued apprentice.”
“I’m detecting several battleships... They seem like new models.” Tsui Choi said as he looked at the holo display. “A dozen ships in all.”
“The other six are Tarkin’s fleet.” Shadday said as she smiled with satisfaction. “He fell for our trap.”
On Board Battleship Victory, in orbit near Kessel
“I want a perimeter around the mine; have the artillery aim their guns at the entrance. I will go there myself.” The Sith Lord said as he briefed the assembled clone officers and the two Moffs. “I do not want any Jedi to escape this time... failure on their assignments will answer to me.”
“Yes Lord Vader.” The clone commanders rushed to obey their commander’s command and headed towards their squads.
“Lord Vader... that was not the Emperor’s instructions. He wanted you to have the clones with you.” Grand Moff Tarkin spoke out. If he were not respected by Emperor Palpatine himself, he knew he would be dead in seconds for speaking out.
The Sith Lord gazed back at the Grand Moff and considered revising his plan. The man was one of the few humans Darth Vader considered competent aside from his dwindling ARC clones. “I am capable of handling these pitiful Jedi, Moff Tarkin. I am Sith.”
“But if the reports of Kenobi are there....” Tarkin began.
“Then all the better as I will kill him myself.... painfully.” Darth Vader said as he clenched his biotronic fist. “Do you question my skill? Perhaps you can take this matter to my Master.”
Tarkin bowed his head briefly as he conceded to the Sith Lord. “That will not be necessary Lord Vader. Good hunting.”
If Vader was capable he would have smiled. The Sith Lord headed to the hallway and found the new commander of the 501st legion waiting for him. Pity, Cody was better than this idiot. “Good hunting indeed. Prepare my shuttle commander Bow.”
“As you wish Lord Vader.” The ARC clone storm trooper commander replied at once as a clone captain rushed to prepare the Sith Lord’s shuttle.
Dagobah, beyond the outer rim
“Are you alright?” Olee Starstone asked as Luminara Unduli and Yoda started coughing unexpectedly as they ate their mid day meal. The young padawan gave both mugs full of water and the two sighed as they forced down the lodged food stuck on their throats.
“What happened?” Olee asked. “It’s a strange coincidence that you both started choking on your food.”
“Coincidence it is not... talking about the two of us, someone is.” Yoda said. He spied on the force ghost Qui Gon Jinn who was grinning at him and Luminara for some unknown and mysterious reason. The Force is truly wonderful and sometimes... confusing.
“I wonder who it is.” Luminara asked as she wiped her mouth with a cloth. The Force ghost smiled serenely as he uncharacteristically waggled his eyebrows. Yoda sighed, Qui Gon, when he became one with the force was still unconventional and full of weird antics.
The ancient Jedi master was about to reply when Olee burst through Yoda’s tree shelter. “Masters! Chewbacca detected a starship that just exited hyperspace!”
“Who could have discovered us?” Luminara Unduli said as she stood up, lightsaber in hand. “Master Yoda, you said only our allies know of this planet.”
“True it is. Invited our hidden supporters I have.” The ancient Jedi Master said as he gazed at the misty atmosphere, picking up the whine of a descending transport ship. Yoda frowned as he concentrated, clutching his gimmer stick in his hands. A moment later Yoda thrust up with his hand, dispersing the fog and showing the pilot of the transport ship suddenly found himself staring at a tunnel straight through the dense atmosphere of the mysterious planet.
“Who are they?” Luminara asked as Chewbacca and Mallatobuck joined them with blasters in their long and furry arms.
“Senator Mon Mothma and Senator Bail Organa... The Rebel alliance leaders they are.” Yoda said as he looked on as the ship slowly descended. “An Alliance the Jedi will join.”
Kenobi’s hut, Tatooine, Outer Rim
“Good, now parry, thrust and lunge!” Aayla said and Harry did so against Ahsoka who volunteered to be his spar mate to give Aayla some time to recuperate.
Ahsoka promptly defended against the strikes and counterattacked, putting the Wizard into the defensive. The Human awkwardly defended himself and a moment later the green lightsaber flew out of his grip and deactivated in mid air, its safety mechanism instantly activating to prevent accidents.
“Harry! You should be able to stop that one!” Aayla said her voice filled with annoyance. “You did it ten minutes ago...”
“Ahsoka’s attacks were too strong.” Harry said as he picked up the lightsaber his lover lent to him. “I need a break.”
“Very well... thirty minutes break then you’re sparring with me.” The Rutian Twilek said as she clipped on her belt the lightsaber Harry handed back to her. She gave water canisters to Harry and Ahsoka and the two drunk quickly to replace the fluids they sweated out from the hot climate of Tatooine.
“So what do you think of our new ally?” Shaak Ti asked as she walked beside Kenobi who was observing the practice session.
“He’s certainly strong in the Force... but he has a different feel than a regular Jedi or even a Sith. And I can see why Master Yoda agreed to train him... he may be a bit outspoken but he has a strong character.” Obi Wan said as he observed their new ally banter back with Aayla Secura while Ahsoka put in her own opinions of the spar exercise. “He’s very similar to my old padawan.”
“You noticed that too?” Shaak Ti asked.
“I have not seen him wielding his ‘magic’... but the way he carries himself... he has a quiet confidence in him. He’s not even arrogant like Anak...” The Human Jedi Master stopped and decided to revise his last statement. “Anyway he’s not even arrogant... I could even go far to say he is the opposite of that.”
“I wonder if he was born here in our galaxy... would he have become a Jedi?” Shaak Ti mused.
“I am sure he would instantly be discovered and trained, considering how strong he is. I’m sure it would have been a satisfying experience to have him as a padawan... even now.” Obi Wan said. He grinned as Harry shot water from both his hands, bathing Aayla and Ahsoka in fresh cool water. “Nice trick.”
“Yes... he promised he would teach that ‘spell’ to us.” Shaak Ti said. “I would have fought for him to be my padawan if the Republic was still alive... I could even bear with his sometimes rude mouth.”
“Yes... young Harry swears quite a bit.” Obi Wan observed. “But the words have no real bite to it... and he scolds himself, not others.”
“Hmmm yes... He mentioned that he was not really polite company... and that he picked up some of it from his fellow police wizards and most from his foul mouthed best friend.” Shaak Ti said.
“What’s his friend’s name?” Obi Wan asked.
“Git, I think...” Shaak Ti said as she recalled one of the stories her new lover told them while they were in Felucia building the Falcon.
After another round, Harry showed improvement with his sword skills, though he could still be beaten by any senior padawan. Obi Wan decided to step in and ‘aid’ young Harry in his training.
“Now I have heard that you are a new student of Soresu?” Obi Wan asked the wizard who stood before him, lightsaber on a standard guard.
“Yeah... though Aayla tells me you’re a master of this style.” Harry said.
“I am... now I want you to copy my movements... it’s very simple as Soresu is simplicity itself.” Obi wan demonstrated a series of moves in eight counts and Harry promptly copied his fellow human’s actions.
“Good.... but I want you to tighten your elbow here and bend your knee here to give you more stability.” Obi Wan said as he corrected the young wizard’s posture through the forms.
“That’s it?” Harry asked. The eight moves of this particular sequence were easy compared to the gymnastics required for Ataro, Aayla’s fighting style.
Obi Wan nodded. “That’s it. Now copy my actions but double I will increase the pace. After completing one round I will increase the pace further and further and you have to copy my speed.... got it?”
Harry nodded and copied the stance of the Soresu master. Obi Wan began to wield the blue blade and he looked at Harry who was mirroring his actions perfectly.
The human Jedi Master nodded in approval and increased his speed further and further and Harry stayed with him, until both were wielding a fierce defensive velocity that was suicidal to attack. Soon a Green and Blue sphere of light surrounded the two humans as they increased their speeds and Shaak Ti and Ahsoka smiled, impressed with Obi Wan’s unique style of teaching.
Aayla looked on with concern at her lover wielding the lightsaber... this was not a training saber that could only causes shallow cuts and burns but a lethal weapon that could slice her lover’s body in half.
It was crazy to make an untrained swordsman to do one of Obi Wan’s trademark whirlwind of defensive velocity but the human Jedi Master seemingly knew Harry’s capabilities.
“Don’t move!” Obi Wan shouted and Harry nodded though he was unsure if Obi Wan saw him through the haze of green light that the lightsaber emitted. His arms were starting to burn but he was used to it, as he trained countless hours refining his wand work by dueling with his auror partner Tonks or Dumbledore.
Harry’s eyes grew wide as he noticed the blue sphere of defensive velocity started to move towards him. He couldn’t speak out as he focused all his attention on maintaining the current pace of the lightsaber that was dancing in both his hands and correctly performing all eight simple moves that Obi Wan taught him.
Finally the blue sphere met his and he felt opposition in the tip of the lightsaber he was wielding. Flashes and sparks emitted when the two lightsabers grazed each other and Harry grew nervous at the storm of lightsabers... pure energy beams danced around him.
Obi Wan decided it was enough practice and he slowly backed away and stopped the exercise and Harry did the same breathing hard.
“That’s crazy!” The wizards exclaimed as he grinned at his fellow human. He turned off the lightsaber and handed it to his lover who rushed beside him as soon as the exercise was finished. “The sparks were all around me and I never knew I could do that so quickly. It’s as if it flowed through me and in the end I wasn’t even consciously thinking of what I was doing.”
“That’s the force guiding you Harry.” Obi Wan said.
“Nah... It’s muscle memory. My body just remembered the repetitive actions.” Harry said. “Anyway, thanks for showing me that neat trick Master Kenobi.”
“It is my pleasure in teaching you.” Obi Wan said. He looked at Shaak Ti who was smiling at him and gave a questioning look regarding their new ally’s attitude regarding the force. He was not sure how to deal with this strange but funny human who dismissed the great display of the force he performed as simply ‘muscle memory’.
“You do know that no ordinary being can use a lightsaber, as it is notoriously difficult to learn... and many non force users have tried... and failed as they try to learn our sacred art.” Ahsoka said.
“Maybe they’re just stupid.” Harry said. “And they didn’t have Jedi teaching them.”
The young Togrutan groaned and she headed towards the hut while Obi Wan and Shaak Ti, Jedi Masters who had greater control over their emotions looked on with amusement.
“What you did was very risky Master Kenobi... when Harry here first got his hands on a lightsaber, he almost cut his own head off!” Aayla said. “And here you suddenly teach him an advance move!”
“Well it was really cool... I noticed that all the weight is in the hilt... it’s very awkward to use at first. Gravity does not dictate the angle of the blade, it’s all on the wrist and the stance.” The Wizard observed.
“I was confident that Harry here could do it... he has a natural aptitude for it...” Obi Wan said as he smiled at Secura who had seemingly forgotten her rank because of her concern for her lover. The Soresu Master did not mind the breach of protocol... he knew what love felt too, and what people in relationships were capable of doing for their loved ones.
“Well Harry wasn’t hurt anyway...” The Rutian Twilek said as she suddenly remembered she scolded a member of the Jedi High Council. “Sorry Master Kenobi... I forgot my place.”
Obi Wan waved his hand as he dismissed the apology. “There’s nothing to apologize Aayla. I have suffered much, much worse from my old padawan. And Ranks and titles are only used to give order to the thousands of Jedi Knights... I believe titles are not important in this time.”
“Obi Wan is right... We need to work together... honorifics and titles seem less important in the face of destruction.” Shaak Ti added.
Obi Wan gazed at the three Jedi... something was bugging his mind and he wanted to see it for himself. He knew how powerful his old padawan was... and by Ahsoka’s story Aayla and Harry managed to survive Darth Vader and a regiment of ARC clones with barely a scratch on them. He wanted to see how the two worked together and how Harry was useful during the battle. He summoned three practice lightsabers from his hut, her built them in the hopes of training young Luke when he was old enough.
“Aayla, Harry, are you up for another round of training? And this time can you use your ‘spells’?” Obi Wan asked. He tossed the two smaller practice sabers to Aayla and tested the weight of the one he held in his hand then clipped it on his belt.
The Wizard smiled and nodded while Aayla looked back at Kenobi. “I will spar with Harry while he uses magic?”
“No... You will both work together and try to incapacitate me.” Obi Wan said simply as his lightsaber flew to his hand from his belt.
“Are you sure about this Master Kenobi?” Aayla asked. She knew of Master Kenobi’s fighting capability and she knew he was beyond her skill. That was the danger when fighting Obi Wan Kenobi, he was unpredictable... reluctant to fight but few rivaled his skill when he fought. Entire battleships retreated whenever they realized Kenobi was fighting on the ground.
“Well I’m not that useless... perhaps this old Jedi Master can show a few of his tricks.” Obi Wan said as his eyes betrayed the amusement he felt.
“I did not mean that master!” Aayla said. She gazed at her lover and threw the other practice lightsaber to him. “These practice lightsabers are not lethal... but they can cause slight burns and shallow cuts... younglings and padawan learners use them. Master Kenobi is a difficulty opponent... be prepared for anything... and I mean anything.”
“I don’t need this. “ Harry said as he tossed back the lightsaber. I’ll stay out of his range... and use this... I want to see you wield your lightsabers. Don’t worry I’ll watch your back.”
“And I’ll watch yours.” Aayla replied fondly as she smiled at her lover. She took the form of Jar’ Kai as her lightsabers ignited, her blue hand in her right hand while she held her green light saber in her left.
Her blue blade hummed as she held it in front of Master Kenobi while she held the other to her back, as a means of defense. This was the essence of Jar’Kai, to attack and defend at the same time. It was notoriously difficult to master but the lightsabers wielder was an exceptional blades being.
Harry admired Aayla Secura’s stance for a moment and he drew his wand out of its sheath on his right wrist. The tip of the wand glowed silvery white as it eagerly anticipated the magic that would soon flow through it from its caster.
Obi Wan observed at the pair, they were an imposing sight indeed. His own blade swung on to the Ataro form to confuse them and he looked back at Shaak Ti who was observing the exercise. Shaak Ti instantly got the meaning of the look and spoke out. “Begin!”
Seemingly of one mind, Harry and Aayla moved as one and they tried to attack Obi Wan at once. The Soresu Master simply stood still in perfect calm as if he was strolling through Anchorhead’s market streets.
Aayla attacked as the Jedi Master as she directed a swipe from her lightsaber. Obi Wan blocked the strike with a parry and countered swiftly. The Rutian Twilek blocked the sudden attack with her other blade and the fight was on.
Harry observed from a distance as he determined his opponent. The older Human seemed relaxed even as he faced the storm of lightsabers from his Twilek lover. Obi Wan was holding back... and Harry knew they were facing a difficult opponent. The wizard smiled and decided to join the battle.
Aayla was becoming a bit frustrated as her fast strikes and lunges from both lightsabers were blocked effortlessly, though she was pushing back Obi Wan. She felt her lover was about to act and she jumped straight up just as bolt of red energy passed where her torso had been. Aayla smiled as she leapt through the air.., Harry seemingly knew when to attack at the right time.
Obi Wan’s eyes widened as a bolt shot towards him at incredible speeds. The force guided his hand and repelled the energy when he sensed several more spells coming his way. Not Good. He decided to take the energy attacks head on and jumped to the air to meet them and parried all of them towards his other opponent who he knew sent them. His fellow human waved his twig... wand and a translucent blue shield appeared, similar to the destroyer droids the Trade Federation used. The shields absorbed the red bolts of energy and even a few were repelled back to him. Uh Oh.
Aayla decided to watch the exchange for a moment and she rushed to Obi Wan just as he landed. She suddenly felt a surge of the Force stop her attack and she flew towards the far end of the grounds.
Obi Wan focused on Harry who had dropped his shield and gave swift lunges at the wizard, but the human seemingly moved like a Jedi as he dodged the attacks by adjusting his head and body, dancing out of the reach of the lightsaber. The Soresu master grinned... not a Jedi indeed... he recognized the moves of his opponent... Yoda must have trained the young man. He had to adjust his plans.
Obi Wan was forced to stop his pursuit on the wizard as Aayla attacked him from behind and sent a kick to the Twilek’s thigh, sending her to the ground when he himself ate dirt as a strong surge of the force hit him in the back. He rolled to the side as Aayla tried to slash him in the torso and he instantly recovered. He wielded his trademark defensive velocity and rushed towards Aayla, daring her to attack and the Rutian Twilek did and incredibly held her own against him, she herself becoming a whirlwind of two lightsaber blades.
Aayla struggled to match the Jedi Master’s pace and she sighed in relief a storm of curses streaked towards her opponent. Obi Wan was forced to stop his relentless attack to meet the new threat.
Obi Wan immersed himself fully with the light of the force and he regarded his two opponents... Aayla shined brightly and Harry did too, a strange silvery aura surrounding him. It had seemed Qui Gon was right... they had gained a powerful ally. Even though he could not see his old master he could hear him in the force whenever he meditated.
Obi Wan directed the force and a dozen rocks from the area headed towards the young human wizard and at the same time he blocked Aayla who had decided to attack again with full speed. The Rutian Twilek was a force on her own, and Obi Wan knew why she survived against fighting Grievous... she was strong and getting stronger. He wondered why she was not given a padawan already and elevated to the rank of Master, her Jar’Kai flawless as she utilized the advantages of wielding two lightsabers. She was even better than Anakin with Jar’ Kai.
Jar’ Kai had one flaw though, and Obi Wan decided to exploit it. Though Aayla was nearly unmatched with the two lightsabers, she focused too much of her concentration on her two hands and was susceptible to objects that would be hurled against her.
Obi Wan subtly moved his position so that Aayla was blocking Harry’s line of fire and as he parried and redirected the Rutian Twilek’s furious attacks he sneakily summoned large rocks to levitate and then hurled them towards the unsuspecting Jedi knight.
He knew Aayla could sense the danger but she couldn’t do anything as she was trapped from the relentless attacks of Obi Wan as the Jedi Master pressed his advantage forcing Aayla to use both her lightsabers against him and leaving her vulnerable to attack.
Just as the rock were a meter from Aayla, a large sand like creature rose through the sandy earth and absorbed the rocks that were about to hit the Jedi Knight. The rocks became part of the large creature and it turned to face Obi Wan.
What was that? Obi Wan looked in shock and he leapt out as a massive arm lunged towards him.
The Jedi Master looked back at Harry who was waving his wand furiously at the distance. Obi Wan’s practice blade cut through one of the sand creature’s soft limbs, but a moment later it regenerated its missing limb and resumed its slow assault on him. Impossible.
Aayla took the advantage and pressed on, driving Obi Wan back to the sandy part of the grounds... She was tiring quickly from the attack and decided to finish the exercise before she grew exhausted.
Obi Wan cut the Sand creature too many slices and it was unable to hold form as the energy that held it together dissipated and fell on the Jedi Master’s feet, engulfing his boots with a large pile of sand. He engaged Aayla again but the Twilek seemingly fought from a proper distance instead of attacking in close range. He noticed Aayla was getting taller... no he was sinking! Obi Wan tried to jump but his knees were submerged on the now wet sand.
Obi Wan grinned as he parried the attack as he sunk up to his waist. He could use a large dose of the force to blast his way out, but he knew when he was defeated. That was a good move.
Aayla was about to attack again when Obi Wan’s blade vanished and the Jedi Master smiled. “You got me.”
The Rutian Twilek grinned as she turned off her own lightsabers and she held up a hand to lift her fellow Jedi up from the quicksand.
“Well... that was an enlightening experience.” Obi Wan said as he dusted off his shoes and trousers. “That was good exercise.”
“I was near my limit... any longer and I would have exhausted myself.” Aayla admitted as Harry appeared beside her and fondly placed a hand on her sweaty waist.
“You did good Harry... that was some great support.” Aayla said as she leaned her head on her lover’s shoulder as she took deep breaths of air.
“So did you... Obi Wan could have caught me but you kept him busy... and gave more time for me to do more complex spells... we’re a great team.”
“We are.” Aayla agreed.
“Your unorthodox method of fighting with your... magic is impressive Harry. I could not gain the higher ground... I can see why you managed to escape Vader.” Obi Wan said.
Shaak Ti and Ahsoka appeared before them holding water canisters and the three gratefully drank the water as they restored the fluids their bodies lost in the intense exercise.
“That was truly impressive Harry, Aayla. I doubt that I could have lasted as long as Master Kenobi.” The Togrutan said. “You both work well together and you always fought as a team.”
“Yes... they both reminded me during the days when Anakin and I fought in the clone wars.” Obi Wan said sadly as he remembered the days beside the man he considered a brother. He took a breath and exhaled and the regret he felt within him vanished and he only cherished the memories in his heart.
“I don’t know about you but I’m tired... I’m going to shower and rest for a bit... wake me up for dinner.” Obi Wan said as he straightened up and received the two practice sabers he lent to Aayla.
“I’m going to take a rest too... I’m not used to this dry climate and Master Kenobi’s hut has an air condenser” Ahsoka said. The padawan headed back to the hut as she analyzed the amazing display of skill from all three. Ahsoka vowed she would train harder to reach that level of skill soon.
Well... let’s take a bath... I saw this small cave beside Obi Wan’s hut... I think we can have privacy there and I can give you a good massage.” Harry said. He looked at Shaak Ti and invited her to join them.
“That sounds good.” Aayla said. “My arms are aching”
“That’s the advantage of a Soresu Master... they make you use more energy than they do... and when you are exhausted... your opponent presses the advantage.” Shaak Ti said.
“You know... you really look hot out there.” Harry said as the trio moved towards the cave.
“Really?” Aayla asked with amusement as she shared a glance with Shaak Ti.
“Yeah... you look hot wielding those two lightsabers, standing there all sweaty.” Harry grinned as they reached the small cave well below the ground level. Harry looked around the rock walls with approval... the water he would summon would not leak to the sand.
“I know a ‘lightsaber’ I want to be acquainted with intimately.” Aayla teased back as she removed her clothes while Shaak Ti did the same.
“You’re giving my tool names now?” Harry asked as he removed his trousers.
“Well yes.” Aayla said as she fondled his newly exposed member.
“Use your magic for the Water already and just fuck each other.” Shaak Ti said. “I really need to cool downr.”
Harry grinned as he waved his hands and the roof above the small cave started spewing strong streams of water. The wizard grinned as he, Aayla and Shaak Ti splashed each other with water and relaxed their overheated bodies.
Moments later Aayla and Harry were mating vigorously, as Shaak Ti watched from a distance as she masturbated, waiting for her turn for the glorious pleasure of sex.
“Master Ti, Aayla... Harry?”
“Yeth?” Harry struggled to speak as his tongue was deeply immersed on Aayla’s folds while Shaak Ti straddled his waist his member deep within her.
“Ha... Harry’s a bit preoccupied Ahsoka. What is it?” Aayla asked as she adjusted her seat on her lover’s face.
“I’m wondering if we could move the Falcon here... Master Kenobi told me that he had clearance from the spaceport.” Ahsoka said as she peered down the cave. “You should have told me there is a pool here... you didn’t invite me for the sex!”
“Uhhh... you said you... you... needed rest Ahsoka.” Shaak Ti said as she felt Harry thrust up to her hips.
“I always have energy... for this.” Ahsoka said as she the wizard’s body.
“Then come here then after I..... I finish my climax.” Shaak Ti said as she looked at Aayla for permission. The two females had shared an understanding on who was the primary lover of Harry. Aayla, though felt a twinge of jealousy when it came to Harry... she was a Jedi and she understood the bodily needs of her fellow sisters. And like all Jedi she should be selfless and learn to share. She put her foot down though on expanding their circle and Shaak Ti and Ahsoka agreed as this would only lessen their time with their human lover.
Harry accepted the situation as it was every man’s dream to have willing lovers and he loved the aggressiveness and eagerness of Shaak Ti and Ahsoka. He would be crazy to resist the affections of Shaak Ti and Ahsoka, and it seemed that Togrutans were fierce and passionate lovers.
He considered Aayla as the best lover of them all and he cared deeply about her Rutian Twilek lover as emotions were involved when they made love. They shared an understanding as Aayla refused to leave his side whenever he mated with the other two and occasionally kissed him and always got the last fuck of their ‘sessions.’
Harry remembered his Aayla’s eyes when Shaak Ti first lowered herself on his member and saw the pain and slight twinge of jealousy in her eyes. Even though he knew Aayla preferred to have him all to herself, she let her lover mate with the others so that they would experience the wonderful pleasure she felt. It was her show of generosity and understanding that attracted Harry to her even more.
A battalion of the Imperial Artillery pointed their large guns towards the entrance of the mine as Stormtroopers positioned themselves at a long ridge, using the high elevation for better position. Walkers scoured the grounds prepared to pursue fleeing Jedi and maintaining a perimeter around the mine.
The six new Victory class battleships along with Tarkin’s fleet of three dreadnaught class ships and three Karrack class light cruisers maintained their planetary orbit, forming an impressive blockade. The Victory, the Mas Ramdar, Tarkin’s personal ship sent a planet wide jamming signal to ensure no aid would come to the Jedi and would isolate the planet from all known means of communication.
ARC – 170 Starfighters patrolled around the immediate air space of the operation maintaining a defensive screen around the area. This was a Jedi proof cage and Vader himself arranged the position of his forces.
“Stay in this position Commander Bow until I call for your men... Kill any Jedi that attempts to escape. If you spot Kenobi call me immediately” The Sith Lord said.
“Yes Lord Vader!” Commander Bow saluted and signaled his men to take position near the entrance of the mine.
The Sith Lord inspected his forces one last time before he entered the mine homing in on the presence of several Jedi he detected.
The eight Jedi immediately tensed as they sensed the powerful presence of their prey. Shadday noticed the worry and trepidation in the faces of her fellow Jedi and she spoke out to bolster their spirits. “Remember... he is one and we are many... together we are strong. Together we will be victorious!”
“Aye!” Tsui Choi said as he ignited his lightsaber and the six other Jedi followed his actions.
Shadday nodded with approval as she waited for the arrival of their prey.... it had taken the bait and they were ready to spring the trap.
The sound of heavy footsteps and heavy breathing echoed across the narrow spice mine corridor and The Jedi gripped their lightsabers tightly, the hum it caused gave small comfort to their hearts. As the sound got closer they could not still see their enemy amidst the gloom but they all felt the presence of the dark side permeate the small cavern. Suddenly the sounds stopped and everything became quiet... even the heavy breathing they heard.
“Where is Kenobi?”
A deep sound from the abyss chilled their spines and the eight Jedi looked around trying to identify the source of the voice.
Immediately all Jedi turned to the right tunnel as Darth Vader stepped into view, his polished black helm and armor glinting in the ambient light caused by the glow rods positioned around the area. A chilly wind blew from the tunnel the Sith Lord came from and his black cape fluttered behind him, as if heralding the death of his opponents.
“I will not ask again Jedi... WHERE IS OBI WAN KENOBI?” The Sith Lord bellowed, his voice deep and terrifying. The Rage he felt manifested itself as the mine shook, sending most of the glow rods crashing to the ground. The cavern grew dimmer and in unison the Jedi slowly moved around the Sith Lord, prepared to attack him from all directions.
“He’s not here, Sith.” Shaadday said boldly. “We used Master Kenobi’s name to lure you into our trap.”
Lord Vader dismissed the bold Jedi Master and looked at the other Jedi surrounding him. “The first one to tell me where his location is will live... the rest of you will die. Choose wisely.”
“We are Jedi! Such offers will not tempt us!” Sia-Lan Wezz shouted and the female Jedi knight broke rank and attacked Darth Vader head on.
The Sith Lord side stepped the attack and his lightsaber flew at blinding speeds towards his upheld hand. The crimson blade immediately activated and it speared through the defenseless torso of the human female.
“Ahckkkk....” Sia-Lan Wezz eyes were wide open with shock as she let out her dying breaths.
“Foolish Jedi.” Darth Vader said as he casually cut the human arm, removing her sword arm from the rest of her body.
The other Jedi reacted at the horror of one of their fell and all attacked except for Bultar Swan and Tsui Choi who wanted to observe their opponent first.
The Sith Lord seemed calm as Ma'kis'shaalas, Roblio Darté, and Koffi Arana attacked him at the same time from different directions. Darth Vader’s anger grew as he realized that these Jedi truly did not know of Kenobi’s location... they used his well known obsession on tracking killing his former Master to lure him in. The anger powered the Force and he used it to Force push Arana who had cowardly decided to attack him from the back.
Without losing time he slashed on Ma'kis'shaalas’s torso, spilling his guts on the Spice Mine’s dirt floor. This attack exposed his flank and Jastus Farr, another Jedi Knight used this to his advantage and attacked the Sith Lord with a double slash from his two lightsabers.
The Sith lord cried in pain but his armor did its job and minimized the damage. He decided to gain the higher ground and leapt on top of a drilling machine so he could deal with them individually.
Lord Vader anticipated at the right moment as he felt Shaadday, the leader of this pitiful resistance leap towards him. His blade blocked the attack but he was surprised when his red blade did not meet a familiar blue but the dull gray sword.
As his blade came into contact with strange metal his lightsaber flickered and vanished.
Shaadday smirked as she revealed the ace she had hidden.”Cortosis Sword... this metal negates your lightsaber. You are weaponless.”
“Then perhaps I should take yours.” Darth Vader said as his hand suddenly reached out and grabbed Shaadday’s neck in a crushing grip.
“Shaadday!!!!” Tsunn Choi shouted as he and the rest of the Jedi watched in horror as their leader dangled helplessly from Vader’s strong grip.
“Pitiful... You Jedi are obsolete.” Darth Vader said as he looked at the remaining six Jedi.
Shaadday’s neck snapped and the Jedi Master stopped struggling against Darth Vader’s bionic arm. Her hands fell lifelessly to her sides to the shock of her comrades. Their leader was gone.
“You will pay!” Bultar Swan said as she gritted her teeth.
“Murderer!” Tsunn Choi shouted.
The remaining six Jedi all leapt towards the Sith Lord standing up on the machinery and in their haste to avenge their fallen leader they forgot a basic principal of combat... always attack from a superior position.
Darth Vader gathered the force and used several durasteel reinforcement bars to launch from their slots, and a suspecting Arana felt the durasteel rod pas through his eye socket.
Swan felt huge boulders rain down on their position. They could not attack overhead as the low ceiling limited their mobility. A large boulder slammed into her knocking her breath out. The Jedi decided to use the Sith’s own attack against him and levitated the same boulder and sent it back to Vader who was busy disabling the lightsabers of his opponents.
The boulder shattered the Cortosis blade, rendering it useless. Though the alloy within the blade rendered lightsabers useless for a short time, it was extremely brittle against hard impacts from its weak side, the flat of the blade.
Darth Vader noticed this and he gazed back at Swan and he used the force and the same boulder made of solid rock that shattered his weapon hurled back at twice the speed to Swan, crushing her skull in an instant.
Roblio Darte looked fearfully as his own lightsaber and the others were momentarily rendered useless. Darth Vader spotted his own lightsaber lying down beside the body of Shaaddday and he summoned it to his hand. The crimson blade sprang to life and cut through Darte and Ma'kis'shaalas'.
The remaining Jedi, Tsunn Choi stepped back as the Sith Lord turned his attentions on him. No... He should not let fear overcome him! He is a Jedi!
The gates of the mine blasted open and Commander Bow signaled for his men to stop as he stared at the sight. Several bodies lay dead on the ground as blood pooled on the corners of the cavern. Lord Vader was using one hand as he crushed the windpipe of Tsunn Choi who floated helplessly in the air.
“The location of Obi Wan... Tell ME!” Darth Vader demanded.
“We... will be avenged.... Kenobi will come for you....” Choi said weakly. In a last desperate effort, the Jedi used his now working lightsaber and sought to decapitate the Sith Lord. He almost succeeded but Darth Vader leaned back and the blue blade only manage to rip away a small hole in the Sith Lord’s helm.
Choi’s last sight was the exposed right eye of Darth Vader surrounded by scar filled skin and machines. The exposed eye with a yellow iris narrowed and Choi felt the grip on his neck increase. The Sith Lord’s fury grew and Choi’s neck snapped loudly and it echoed through the mine.
“Who gave you permission to disobey my orders Commander? Is it Tarkin?” Lord Vader asked.
“From the Emperor Lord Vader.... he was concerned for your safety... and has ordered you to contact him after the completion of the mission.” Commander Bow said.
“Very well... have the 501st scout the mine... they may find information about Kenobi’s hidden location.”
“At once Lord Vader!” Commander Bow said. He ordered half the legion to search through the rubble as he accompanied the Sith Lord back to his shuttle. As they headed towards the Victory waiting in orbit, hidden mines in the underground structure suddenly exploded, killing hundreds of clones and trapping more under thousands of tons of hard granite rock.
Tarkin would not use the manpower to rescue them as it would take too much time and expend more resources. It was a fatal mistake as most of the remaining ARC captains and lieutenants were buried deep within the could have been of some use training the new batch of Storm troopers that had just graduated from the month long course at the Imperial Academy.
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Production of Clones stopped at Kamino!
The Senate, with our beloved the Emperor’s blessing approved a resolution terminating all contracts with Kamino, the central production facility for clone troopers.
When asked about the sudden change in policy, this is what an imperial aide said:
“The rising cost for the production of a clone, its food, shelter and training makes it expensive to produce compared to the training of an ordinary human stormtrooper. We decided to stop manufacturing more clones and start recruiting from the abundant human population in the Imperial center and the near rim worlds.”
Kamino, in protest for what they called a breach of contract shut down the current batch of clones and refused to develop them any further.
Increased Budget aid for Mon Calamari proposed!
Reconstruction aid for the war torn world was requested by Meena Tills, the senator representing Mon Calamari.
The Senators saw no reason to deny the request and instantly approved of the budget for the reconstruction of destroyed mining and ship building facilities. The worlds of Chandrila and Alderaan, and the Corellia system even offered additional aid though they did not elaborate what type of aid they would give..
Mon Calamari was one of the key planets during the clone wars as it supplied the old Republic with mineral resources. The planet and its people, after resolving their own civil war, had become staunch supporters against the Confederation of Independent Systems.
“Report my apprentice.”
“I have eliminated seven Jedi... and their leader Jedi Master Shaadday Potkin” Lord Vader said as he bowed before the holographic image.
“Good.... rumors in the imperial center say that you have eliminated over fifty Jedi single handed. A remarkable feat that even i could not accomplish without aid.”
“I only fought eight Master.” Lord Vader said. "And they were barely a match for me."
“Nevertheless... we will use this rumor for our own advantage. This will only drive the few Jedi to hide in fear and stop inciting rebellion in the mid rim worlds. You have done well my apprentice” Darth Sidious said as he smiled. It was truly as he had foreseen it.
“Now for other matters.... I have news from Commander Bly in Kashhyk that you have captured a curious prisoner... and by your orders, refused to have him processed as the others.” Darth Sidious said.
“The young human is strong in the force... he is the son of a dead Jedi.” Darth Vader replied. "I plan to teach him the ways of the Sith"
“I think it is time now for you to take a new apprentice Darth Vader... teach him well. He would be of use to us to kill the other Jedi that survived the purge.”
“Thank you My Master.” Lord Vader bowed his head in gratitude and stood up as the image of the Emperor flickered out of existence.
The Sith Lord sat on his command chair and waited patiently as his old helm was removed, to be replaced by a new one he had on stock. His thoughts drifted to what he would be able to teach the young human... he was agile, strong in body and in the force. He would make a fine Sith Warrior.
“UNHHH” Lord Vader let out a low moan of pain as the various mechanical implants attached to his head and face was quickly removed. The damage he received shouldn’t have happened... he got careless and vowed never to slip up. He would ensure that he and his men would never commit careless mistakes again... or the consequences would be dire. His last thoughts before the machine injected his brain with new fluids were whether young Galen Marek can help him overthrow the emperor when he was trained enough.
Treachery is the way of the Sith.
A/N: Comments? / Suggestions?
ARC – 170 Starfighters - Agressive ReConissance Starighters - the last starfighter produced by the Subpro and Incom partnership before the companies were nationalized and their assets seized by the Empire. They are the prelude to the X- wing Starfighters as they incorporate the adjustable S(stabilizer) - foils for complete manouverability depending on the conditions.
The ARC 170s were so complicated and expensive to build that they were only used by the elite ARC pilots.
The Galactic Empire would then hire Sienar Fleet Systems company to create the TIE fighter series based from the succesfull design of the V wing fighter interceptor used by the Jedi.
I changed the scene at Kessel from canon a bit. Darth Vader was supposed to be nearly killed inside the Spice Mine but his clones arrived in time to aid him.