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Old 02-17-2011, 07:01 PM   #481
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"Wish I could've," Haruka replied as he unpacked his bag, "Haven't met a shinigami who didn't impress me yet."

Tavaryn saw Alriana smile at him and a small one tugged at the corner of his mouth. He began to tell Haruka what he thought about his injuries. "I'm not a doctor, but I can say just about everywhere is sore."

Haruka grinned, "Where is the worst?" At that moment, Pradhes and Andorra pulled up and Haruka helped Tavaryn into the speeder.

"Ribs. Hit a boulder hard." Tavaryn continued as if the conversation hadn't been interrupted. "Legs feel a bit jarred from the landing."

Haruka nodded and opened up patches for the numerous cuts and scrapes to Tavaryn's person. He inwardly winces at the blood streaks on his back not imaging what Tavaryn's back looked like. He opened up another patch and handed to Alriana. He explained, "Got a cut right there," and pointed to the right side of his face near his temple.

Tavaryn watched the exchange and felt even worse. For my 'praised' skill at observation, I crashed big time on this one. He reverted his gaze downward. "How long until the Hawk?" he muttered.

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Old 02-17-2011, 11:35 PM   #482
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"I'll see what I can do here." Lenatha told Tavaryn, starting off with a disinfectant for his cuts and bruises.

"At top speed, around ten minutes." Andorra then informed him.

"Good thing for you we're due to rendezvous with a Republic Star Destroyer in orbit." Lenatha pointed out to Tavaryn, now working on bandaging up his wounds.

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Old 02-18-2011, 11:52 AM   #483
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Tavaryn gave a slight nod of acknowledgement and concentrated on Pradhes' administering the disinfectant. It stung but he didn't flinch. He replied, "Is being patched up on the Hawk a bad thing?" He gave a grin to show that he was teasing her but it also kept his mind off the stinging.

Haruka kept an eye out for anything as he rode the speeder's backside, clinging to it with a firm but loosely held grip. It woud enable him to jump off at a moment's notice. He added to Pradhes' statement, "Just as long as there's plenty of rrom for two ships in the docking bay."

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Old 02-18-2011, 12:43 PM   #484
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"Haven't met a shinigami who didn't impress me yet."

Alriana was forced to agree. Although she knew nearly nothing about the shinigami, based on what she had seen from Tavaryn she was forced to conclude that if all Shinigami were as talented as Tavaryn then attacking them would be a suicidal mistake.

She jumped into the speeder so that she was next to Haruka. She couldn't help but notice that Haruka seemed like he was ready to jump off the speeder at even the hint of danger.

"Is something wrong?" She asked.
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Old 02-18-2011, 02:42 PM   #485
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"Nothing at all Jedi," Haruka replied, "Old habits." Then seeing that the Jedi wanted to know more, he explained, "You've been around Avalonians long enough to know that they are always alert if placed in dangerous situations. You don't survive long unless you are alert."

"That is true," Tavaryn added softly. "Call it a precaution if you like." He then went quiet as Pradhes continued her poking and prodding.

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"That Sith Lord is long gone now, and the Geonosians aren't our enemies." Andorra pointed out. "I'm not sure what it is you have to worry about."

"And we're just about there, anyway." Lenatha added. "Look."

At that point, Andorra drove the speeder up the ship's loading ramp, and into the garage.

"Let's get Tavaryn to the medbay. Carefully." Lenatha instructed Alriana and Haruka, while Andorra rushed to the bridge.

"Everyone's aboard, we're good to go." She explained to Matton.

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Matton replied, "All systems are go. As soon as everyone is ready, will blast off and burn sky."

Meanwhile Haruka helped Alriana bring Tavaryn to the medbay. Tavaryn was trying to walk on his own two legs but they kept buckling from the effects of the landing he achieved. He despised showing weakness. Haruka knew the feeling and took Tavaryn's arm and threw it over his shoulders to steady him. He said to Alriana, "You might want to help the doc with the equipment."

Tonatius heard the commotion but didn't move from his spot by the dormitory door. He sat there still feeling like the idiot.

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Old 02-18-2011, 07:10 PM   #488
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"You might want to help the doc with the equipment."


Alriana simply nodded and moved over to where the Doctor was busy with the medical instruments, but before helping she looked back at Tavaryn who was still having problems walking and standing. She had spent enough time with him that she knew he hated showing weakness of any type.

I can only hope that he gets well soon. she thought as she turned around and faced the doctor once more.

"Do you require any assistance?" She asked.
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Jun-la meanwhile appeared from the direction of the medbay. She approached Alriana and said, "I could use some help getting extra supplies from the cargo bay. Come with?"

She had seen her uncle being supported by the younger Avalonian and judging by the way he kept his head down, she guessed something had happened in the canyon. She was curious about it and hoped that the Jedi would trust her enough to confide in her.

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Kalla, however, was woken up by the commotion. "I wonder what that's about." She commented. "I understand why you were nervous before. To be honest, I've never been intimate with, well, a man, before, and only once with a woman." At her admission, Kalla's cheeks turned an odd purple colour, clearly what blushing looked like with her green skin.

"Yes, administer this anaesthetic while I try to examine his ribs. Doesn't look good so far." Lenatha replied.

"Everyone's accounted for and settled in. We can take off at any moment." Andorra explained, taking the third seat in the cockpit. "Do you want me to alert the Enterprise that we're on our way?"


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Old 02-18-2011, 09:27 PM   #491
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"I could use some help getting extra supplies from the cargo bay. Come with?"

Alriana looked over to the twi'lek doctor and shrugged her shoulders. "I'll be back as soon as I help Jun-la get some of those supplies. Feel free to start without me."

Alriana then turned to Jun-la and smiled. "The sooner we get the supplies the sooner I can get back to helping the doctor." She said as she took a last look at Tavaryn before following Jun-la.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:43 AM   #492
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"It is I who should apologise moi chroi," Tonatius replied being the gentleman he was. "I've been told that I have a tendency to have a lack of sensitivity." He had wandered back into the dormitory and noticed Kalla blushing. He sat near her wondering what else to say or do.

**********

Haruka finished helping Tavaryn onto the bed. He said, "I'm going back to our ship. Meet you on the Enterprise or whatever that ship is."

Tavaryn nodded. "You did well kid."

"Didn't do so bad yourself," Haruka replied before disappearing down the loading ramp. He paused by Pradhes and gave as a side whisper, "Take care of him please."

Meanwhile, Jun-la led Alriana to the cargo bay and opened a cylinder that was marked with a medical insignia. She began pulling out things that she was sure Pradhes would need, specifically anitseptic and anesthetic. She handed them to Alriana saying, "From the looks of things, you and my uncle had a rough day."

**********

Matton replied, "Tell em we're coming, princess. At least this take off will be smoother than the last one."

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"From the looks of things, you and my uncle had a rough day."

Alriana chuckled slightly as she took the medical supplies. That was an vast understatement. "Your uncle managed to save my life two or three times today, I lost count. First the Geonosians wanted to take my prisoner for something that happened before I was frozen, he managed to persuade the geonosians to give me a second chance."

She chuckled again.

"And then he managed to get me out of the cavern while it was collapsing and he managed to bang himself up while doing that. Needless to say it has been a very eventful day."

Alriana shook her head slightly. "Your uncle is a great man...and I should have been kinder to him when he...Never mind." she finished quietly.
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Jun-la chuckled with Alriana but listened when she heard the conversation change tone. She said gently, "He is kindness of itself, like my father and his sister. It is said that it comes from their parents." She looked at Alriana closely. Something stood out and she said, "I sense that you both are close. Close enough to where he hurts when you are hurt."

It was prying and Jun-la knew it but if Alriana made the choice to divulge or not, she would respect that. She waited for the Jedi to speak as she pulled some bandages and kolto patches out before sealing the cylinder.

**********

Tavaryn was trying to hold his pain in, not willing to so how hurt he was. Still he couldn't help but wince and give a hiss of air as Pradhes examined his ribs. He said, "I think I've gotten more affection from the rocks I landed on."

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"He is kindness of itself, like my father and his sister. It is said that it comes from their parents."

Alriana nodded in agreement. Tavaryn had been very kind to her since she had been taken out of Cryo-sleep. In fact he he had saved her life when she had gotten herself in trouble with the empire. She owed him so much...

"I sense that you both are close. Close enough to where he hurts when you are hurt."

"It's...complicated. I hurt your uncle today, very badly. I think your uncle cares for me and when he got close to me..I hurt him without meaning to. When I was frozen all those years ago...the imperials decided to..." Alriana choked back a sob. They had come for her...with strange creatures that had rendered her force powers useless.

Tears ran down her face as she turned to look at Jun-la. "I was hurt all those years ago, hurt badly. Tavaryn has been so kind to me...I think he deserves to know what happened to me...but the one chance I did have to tell me...I screwed it up."
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Jun-la listened in sympathy. She pulled a cloth that she had from her belt and held it out to Alriana. She didn't offer to wipe the tears away out of respect for Alriana's person. She replied gently, "I think if you were to ask him, he would say that you didn't hurt him but that he hurt himself."

Knowing that it was confusing, Jun-la attempted to explain, "He must have realized why you did what you did and felt ashamed with himself. I think he does care for you otherwise he wouldn't be trying so hard to avoid looking at you. He is ashamed for making you remember a painful memory." Jun-la looked gave a slight smile at nothing in particular before continuing, "He will probably be stubborn about it but you still have a chance to tell him what you want to tell him. He will listen even though he probably will be trying to avoid you. Just remember that you have a friend willing to help you."

Jun-la then smiled a warm gentle smile despite her tiredness and walked towards the medbay. Trust me as a friend Alriana.

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"He must have realized why you did what you did and felt ashamed with himself. I think he does care for you otherwise he wouldn't be trying so hard to avoid looking at you. He is ashamed for making you remember a painful memory he will probably be stubborn about it but you still have a chance to tell him what you want to tell him. He will listen even though he probably will be trying to avoid you. Just remember that you have a friend willing to help you."

Alriana took the offered cloth and wiped her tears away and then smiled at Jun-la. "Thank you for talking with me. I do feel a bit better knowing that I can still talk to him."

Alriana started out the door with the medical supplies in hand. "In any case, I think it would be a good idea to get these supplies to the doctor. We don't want to keep her waiting."
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Jun-la smiled and made a soft noise in her throat, one of contentment and followed Alriana to the medbay with the supplies. She tried not to wince at the sight of her uncle's injuries but instead concentrated on the offering, "Here Dr. Pradhes. I think that should do it. Please tell me if you need anything else."

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"I always felt you were more sensitive than me." Kalla commented. "I'm the one who's always failing to think about other people's inhibitions, including you. But in spite of all that, you stay with me. I could never hurt you, and I trust you to never hurt me."

***********************

"Enterprise, this Andorra Evenstar on the Ebon Hawk, requesting permission to dock. We are carrying wounded passengers and vital data concerning the Imperial Bio-Weapon. Please respond. Over." Andorra sent out.

After a few seconds, a message managed to get through: "This is Enterprise. We read you loud and clear. Port Hangar Four is being prepared for your arrival."

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"You are moi chroi," Tonatius replied, "My heart. My first and last." He picked up Kalla's good hand and held it between his, caressing the palms in a soothing manner. Leaning over, he gave a gentle kiss on Kalla's forehead.

*********

"Better hope there's room for that Avalonian vessel," Matton added in a drawl. "We're coming right up."

He then keyed the intercom to the medbay and said, "Make sure you got everything stable in there Doc. We're taking off."

**********

Tavaryn was still wincing when he noticed Alriana with his brother's daughter. He gulped for air silently aware that to turn away now would probably make his injuries worse but also hurt her. He gave a slight smile in Alriana's direction unaware that it was mixture of pain and sorrow.


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"Everything's secure over here. We're ready." Lenatha assured Matton, just before cutting off the end of the bandages she was applying to Tavaryn. "That'll do for now, but we'll get you in a bacta tank once we're on board the Enterprise. Just take it easy until then." She explained.

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"As you are mine." Kalla replied. "In retrospect, physical intimacy might not be the best idea in my current condition."


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Alriana turned toward Tavaryn just in time to see him smile at her. She could tell that there was something wrong with it, she just couldn't put her finger on it. She looked down at the deck and then looked at Tavaryn again.

It's time to talk about this, I told Jun-la and if I can tell her then I can certainly tell Tavaryn. It's not as if he's going to tell everyone else about it.

She walked into the medbay and nodded at the twi'lek doctor. "Doctor...is it alright if I have a few moments with Tavaryn? I would like to talk to him about a private matter."
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"Certainly. I'm done for now." Lenatha replied, leaving to join Andorra in the cockpit. "Tavaryn's all patched up, but I still think it'd be best to submerge him in one of the bacta tanks on board the Enterprise." She explained.

Seeing the exhaustion in the doctor's eyes, Andorra took her hand and said, "You've worked so hard at keeping everyone else alive, you haven't thought at all about yourself. How are you feeling?"

"It's been a long day, and Pestilus opened up an old wound on top of all that." Lenatha explained.

Andorra then whispered something unintelligible to everyone else into her ear. "That would cheer me up." Lenatha replied, and the two of them left for the unoccupied dormitory.

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Tonatius chuckled, the pleasant sound rumbling in his throat as he laid his head on Kalla's. "I can see that you're right moi chroi. Perhaps the holding is enough. Besides a person needs to make their own stabilizers with the way Matton flies."

"Would you permit me to sit with you?" He asked.

**********

Jun-la wandered to the cockpit and sat next to Matton as he made the motions to take-off. He asked, "How are you feeling?"

"I've been better," she replied, "Pradhes patched me up pretty good."

"I...was worried that Pestilus did something to you."

Jun-la smiled, "Aside from draining any energy from my life force, nothing that a little rest won't cure."

Matton returned the smile, "I'm glad that you're all right." He then fired up the engines and made ready to take off.

**********

Tavaryn waited until Lenatha Pradhes was nearly out of earshot before commenting, "I'd rather be eaten by a terentek than be put in a bacta tank."

He hated bacta tanks and did his best to avoid them. He didn't mind injecting himself full of the stuff but total immersion brought out the worst in him. He found it claustrophobic and couldn't see how anyone could stand the stuff.

He made a movement to stand up and hissed from the soreness. His legs felt better but his ribs and the scrapes and bruises said otherwise. He gritted his teeth, took a breath and managed to look up at Alriana though he still averted his eyes. "Something on your mind Alriana?"

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"I'd rather be eaten by a terentek than be put in a bacta tank."

Alriana nodded in agreement. She had been in bacta tanks a few times and had disliked them. They left an odd smell for a few days.

"Something on your mind Alriana?"

Alriana took a deep breath before speaking. "Tavaryn...there's something I think you need to know. You've saved my life so many times since I first arrived in this century...and I feel that I can trust you with what I'm about to tell you."

Alriana smiled grimly as the memories of what had endured at the hands of the imperial inquisitors came back to her.

"Before I was frozen, I was living on an unihabited world where the amount of animal life was able to shield my presence so that I was able to hide from other force users. I thought I would be safe for years while I planned my next move."

A single tear rolled down her cheek.

"I was wrong."

"Imperial force users managed to find me where I was hiding. When they attacked me they brought creatures that were able to render my force abilities useless. As you can imagine...I was beaten. Badly. And when...And when they finally managed to disarm me...they beat me within an inch of my life...out of pure hatred for me."

Tears were now rolling freely down her cheek as she smiled at Tavaryn. "I think you know the rest of the story...I managed to kill one of them when he was least expecting me to strike and then I was frozen by the other one."
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Tavaryn listened as Alriana told her story. He took a look at her and saw the tear roll down her face. Not wanting to make the same mistake again, he held still.

"Imperial force users managed to find me where I was hiding. When they attacked me they brought creatures that were able to render my force abilities useless. As you can imagine...I was beaten. Badly. And when...And when they finally managed to disarm me...they beat me within an inch of my life...out of pure hatred for me."

Tavaryn felt the unfamiliar sensation of anger, a raw anger that was almost feral and it was directed at the Imperial bastards. He gritted his teeth unable to say anything out of fear that Alriana would take it the wrong way and be afraid of him. It passed as quickly as it came when he saw the tears starting to pour freely down her face. Seeing her in pain, hurt him and that washed away the anger.

I think you know the rest of the story...I managed to kill one of them when he was least expecting me to strike and then I was frozen by the other one."

Slowly and afraid of what his touch might do to her, Tavaryn tentatively reached towards her face to wipe away her tears but stopped. "This is wrong...it is wrong."

With a complete disregard for his injuries, he jumped off the table, trying and failing to hide the grunt that escaped. He tottered a bit off balance, clutching the edge ad muttered, "Imperial bastards." He finally then looked Alriana in the eye and said, "If I had known, I wouldn't have done what I had done. The last thing I wanted was to hurt you." There was a dull pain in his eyes from both the physical and the emotional pain.

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"Yes." Kalla replied. "It would have been nice if Doctor Pradhes had given me an estimate on how long I'd need the regenerative clamp, or at least how long the recirculation of blood would take. I'd ask her, but unless I'm mistaken, she and Andorra are a bit, indisposed at the moment. Not something I'd want to walk in on."

RSS Enterprise

"We've just received word from the Ebon Hawk. They're on their way, and a debriefing is expected following their arrival." One of bridge officers transmitted from a secluded spot.

"Excellent. Relay any information gained from that back to us. We need more than just a sample of the virus if we're going to stop these Sith." An unknown source sent back.

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"If I had known, I wouldn't have done what I had done. The last thing I wanted was to hurt you."

Alriana shook her head as the tears continued to roll down her face. "You didn't know at the time and like I said before...I thought it was time you knew."

She pulled a small rag out of the pockets on the inside of her robe and began to wipe the tears away and smiled slightly. "Despite all of that...I never wanted revenge."

Alriana then turned toward Tavaryn and smiled. "I want to thank you for listening to that Tavaryn...now that I've talked about it with you...I feel better somehow. Like a weight has been lifted off my shoulder."
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Tavaryn watched as Alriana smiled at him and he felt a little better. He replied, "I am glad that you feel better. To know that your burden is lightened is like a balm to me." He couldn't find a better way to say how he felt and hoped that she understood his meaning.

He clutched the edge of the bed so hard that his knuckles were turning white but he feared that he would topple over if he let go. He ignored it as he looked at Alriana and said, "Thank you for telling me. When you are hurt, I am hurt. When you are happy, then I am happy." He gave a genuinely warm smile to her and added, "Now I just need to find starboard dormitories before I fall over." He gave a haft hearted chuckle as he tested straightening out his frame.

**********

Tonatius chuckled, "Wouldn't surprised me. Cousin has a way of persuasion." He rested Kalla's head on his shoulder to hold her hesitant at first to gauge her response. A thought then came to him and he asked, "Do you believe your Force has a will of its own?"

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"I should know about how persuasive she can be. To answer your question, I don't know, and I can't know, but if I had to make an assumption, I'd have to say no. The universe is so chaotic, especially where the Force is concerned. Perhaps it has many wills, perhaps it has none. We can't know either way." Kalla explained. "What about your beliefs?"

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"I am glad that you feel better. To know that your burden is lightened is like a balm to me."

She simply smiled at him. She really did feel better after talking to Tavaryn.

"Now I just need to find starboard dormitories before I fall over."

Alriana smiled a warm smile at him and and then leaned toward him so that he could lean on her shoulder if he needed her assistance. "If you need any help I can escort you to the dormitories."

She paused for a moment as a sudden thought came to her regarding the imperial experiments on Geonosis. The Empire is evil...no matter who is in charge. I have seen the evil of this new empire and even as I compare it to the old empire that was ruled by palpatine...I see that this new empire is even worse. Something needs to be done.

"After you've rested up...I would like to talk to you about something else. An idea that i've been considering for quite awhile."
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Tonatius looked upward thoughtfully, "Well I believe that everything has some purpose no matter how big or small. The Jedi teach that the Force connects all things...so maybe it does have a will to a degree but it is the choices each living being makes that influences it."

He looked downward at Kalla and nuzzled her hair before continuing, "I guess if you think of it this way, if my mother hadn't been accused of the crime she did, she wouldn't have met my father, then my brother and I wouldn't have been born and I wouldn't have met you moi chroi. Besides isn't part of the Jedi code, 'There is no chaos, there is harmony'?"

**********

Tavaryn hesitated at her offering of her shoulder but realized she was giving her permission and gently placed a hand on it while relinquishing his grib on the biobed. He could feel that he was still wobbly but he wouldn't place a heavier burden on her with his weight. He replied softly, "A little help would be grateful."

It was slow going since he had to stop every so often to rest his legs. Leaning against the bulkhead he said with a playful smirk, "You can talk to me as long as you help me find a way to stay out of the frigging bacta tank."


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"You can talk to me as long as you help me find a way to stay out of the frigging bacta tank."

Alriana turned to Tavaryn and smirked back at him. "Don't worry, I wouldn't wish a bacta-tank on anyone unless they really needed it. The thing leaves a really weird smell on a person for a few days afterward."

Alriana continued helping Tavaryn even as she thought of what to say next. "I've...been considering taking another assigntment. With Supreme Commander Belina on the Ackbar. Before we arrived at Geonosis, I heard that Belina needed a new Security/Tactical officer and I've been considering taking the position. Belina could use someone like me on her ship."

She looked down for a moment. "I...hope I'm not disappointing you with this, I really hope I'm not."
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"We're more flexible about the Code than we let on, and they're hardly opposites. There is harmony to be found in chaos, just as there is peace to be found in emotion." Kalla explained. "In the original version of the code, it was 'Chaos, yet harmony', and the current version of the code is
'Jedi are the guardians of peace in the galaxy.
Jedi use their powers to defend and to protect.
Jedi respect all life, in any form.
Jedi serve others rather than ruling over them, for the good of the galaxy.
Jedi seek to improve themselves through knowledge and training.'
Not so rigid as it once was." She added.

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Tavaryn listened and tried to process what she was saying. He wasn't angry or anything but he couldn't help but wonder if she wanted to get away from him. Ever since he was there when she awoke from cryo-freeze, he felt an attraction to her but classified it as a desire to help her. When the feeling didn't go away, he realized that he had come to care for her deeply but unsure of her, kept it hidden under an impersonal mask.

Being hurt released his inhibitions and his feelings showed through his actions. Hearing what she was saying sounded like a rejection and it hurt but he could live with it. His affections lay deep to the point like he said, if she was happy, then he was happy. He couldn't ask for anything else.

Taking a cautious ground, he replied, "If it is what you want, then I encourage you to go. Just as long as you are happy."

They had come to the dormitory and he gently waved her off indicating that he would be fine making it to a bunk on his own. Taking a deep breath and swallowing any protesting emotions, he added, "I will always be there for you if you need it."

He then smiled and closed the door to go back to the lonely world of the shadows where he thought he belonged.

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Tonatius gave a thoughtful sound. "Maybe so but from my understanding, Master Andros follows the old code and uses it as a guideline. He does follow the way of the sword too. According to the archives Lady Ashira-Li was one to use both much to the vexation of the Jedi Masters."

**********

It didn't take long for Matton to clear the planet's atmosphere but it did take some time to navigate through the asteroid belt. They were nearly clear when he sent the transmission, "RSS Enterprise, this is the Ebon Hawk requesting permission to land over."


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(Um, Kalla and Tonatius are in one dormitory, and Andorra and Lenatha are in the other)

"Permission granted, Ebon Hawk. Expect a full debriefing upon your arrival." The Enterprise Captain sent back.

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"In a lot of ways, I'm glad I'm not a Jedi of the Old Order." Kalla commented. "I wouldn't have had you, or Andorra, for one. I don't think I could have hid my feelings like so many did."


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"I will always be there for you if you need it."

"I know you will..." She said softly as the door closed in front of her.

Alriana sadly watched as the door closed, leaving her alone in the corridor with her thoughts. She wanted to serve..and protect others, but not at the expense of Tavaryn's feelings.

Speaking of feelings...I still can't figure out what mine are towards him. At times he worries me with his actions and yet I can't help but admire him at other times. Is it possible that I may have feelings for him?

Alriana shook her head and wiped a single tear away as she pulled out a comnlink and opened up a secure channel to Admiral Belina.

"Admiral Belina...this is Alriana of the Jedi Order, you said that you were looking for a new security/tactical officer to serve aboard the Ackbar. At this time, I feel that my talents would be better served with you and your crew then with the Jedi Order. If you have need for me...I would be more then happy to work with you."

Belina's response was instant and to the point. "Jedi Alriana, I thank you for accepting the position aboard the Ackbar. If you could grab a shuttle and meet us at the following cordinates as soon as possible we will pick you up."

Alriana nodded once and then turned off the comnlink. She took a last look at the door that seperated her from Tavaryn and then turned back toward the corridor and walked away.
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Tavaryn had found a bunk, ignoring the two young ones in the corner discussing the Force. He wouldn't intrude on their happiness. Instead he looked at the door as if he could hear the conversation between Alriana and Belina. Perhaps later when he was not feeling like he had been dragged through Beggar's Canyon, he would see about fleet assignments. He would keep his distance to give Alriana her independence, and maybe be able to see what she sees in serving with the fleet, if only to share something with her.

He stared at the door almost hoping that she would come in. When she didn't, he reached out further and sensed a turmoil within her. Fearing that he wounded her again, he couldn't help but send, I am sorry, moi chroi.

He then sighed and laid down, desperate for sleep, if only to work through his thoughts and feelings.

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Tonatius didn't say anything when the dormitory door opened and Tavaryn hobbled in. Right away he could sense something was different about the Avalonian that was brother to Andros Starlighter. He recognized the feelings that were similar to his own for Kalla but there was also sorrow and reluctance. He gently squeezed Kalla's good hand to acknowledge he had heard her.

When Tavaryn had laid down he sent through the Force, I guess hiding his feelings may have broken his inhibitions. He is hurting.

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Haven't we all at some point in our lives? Kalla sent back, indicating that she knew what it was like. I wish there was something we could do for him.

As Lenatha heard the soft thud of the ship landing, she knew she had to pry herself from Andorra's embrace. As she shuffled to get her clothes back on, she explained to Andorra, "If there's going to be a debriefing, I'll need to be there."

"I suppose I should get dressed too then." Andorra commented, slowly getting out of the bed herself.

As she left the dormitory, Lenatha remembered a mistake she made after patching Tavaryn up. She immediately made her way to the starboard dormitory. Spotting Tavaryn, she said, "I'm sorry if I made it sound as if a bacta tank is necessary. You're entirely free to decline. At this point, there's nothing it'll heal that time won't."

Noticing how hastily dressed Lenatha looked, Kalla was careful not to say anything, remembering how awkward it felt being around people after her first and only time so far.


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Misunderstandings happen, Tonatius replied thoughtfully, Yet I think there are some things that have yet to be addressed and I think he has never felt this way before.

He broke off when Dr. Pradhes came in disheveled to speak to Tavaryn. Being the gentleman he was, he turned away to allow her to keep her dignity. I guess we have landed. Do you think they want all of our opinions?

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There really wasn't that much of a chance to get some sleep since it was a short trip to the destroyer so Tavaryn was content with staring at the wall deep in thought. When Dr. Pradhes came in looking as if she had been through a Tatooine sandstorm, he merely looked up at her and said nothing, his mind clearly elsewhere.

"I'm sorry if I made it sound as if a bacta tank is necessary. You're entirely free to decline. At this point, there's nothing it'll heal that time won't."

"Glad to hear it Doctor. Never liked the damn tanks."

*********

Matton landed the ship with a smoother landing than the emergency landing to rescue Alriana and Tavaryn. Jun-la gave him a kiss on the cheek and said, "That was much better Flyboy."

"Hey."

Jun-la silenced him with another kiss and told him that she was just teasing. She then sighed since she was needed to greet the landing party. She passed Alriana along the way and noticed something was different. She paused and placed a hand on the upper arm in understanding. "Time will help," was all she said and she when to the hatch.

Lowering the ramp she took a breath and hoped that she didn't look too bad. She spotted the captain waiting and walked up to him and said, "Jun-la Starlighter, Jedi Knight reporting in the Ebon Hawk. I am assuming that the Avalonian vessel made it alright sir?"

At that moment Haruka appeared saying, "Yeah I did and I am curious as to why all the pomp and circumstance regarding this debriefing." He looked at his companions, more so at the captain.


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