Anakin and Amidala-Love Found-A/A Romance-AU(updated 03/10 'Naughty Jedi mind tricks')

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  1. sabrelight Force Ghost

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    ANAKIN & AMIDALA-LOVE FOUND

    Synopses
    Amidala is in danger and is Anakin assigned to take her to safety. The pair get to know each other better as their journey takes thems through the dark swamps and thick jungles of Naboo. Things start to go really wrong when they fall into the hands of Capa warriors. But do they care?



    That was about a year and half ago. After a break of about nine months I came back only to see that most of my old readers have gone AWOL, so I've decided to repost this fic(instead of discontinueing it) so that new readers can catch up with it

    This fic is now definately an AU since AOTC, but the ending is the same.

    PS-This fic maybe boring in the beginning but expect more action-and lotsa mush later on. What else can one expect with these two ;)


    CHAPTER ONE

    THE QUEEN'S ESCAPE


    Anakin raced madly through the catacomb of corridors within Theed palace, adroitly guiding the speeder bike through the crisscross of droid fire, which seemed to be coming from every corner of the palace.

    Moving at an incredible speed through the narrow corridors, he needed every ounce of his Jedi instincts and reflexes to avoid crashing to the walls.
    Even then, they would have been sitting ducks, if the Queen, seated behind him was not as skillfully picking up targets with her blaste making the enemy run for cover-and giving them enough room to maneuver. The years of training on the firing range had made her a deadly shot.

    ***********

    Nearly ten years after that fateful invasion by the Trade Federation, in which hundreds of peaceful Naboo had lost their lives, the planet, enjoyed relative peace and stability. Their Sovereign Queen Amidala had ruled with wisdom, the war and its destructive reminders were gone. Naboo had prospered much and the queen was very popular with her people-except a handful of bureaucrats, who had once enjoyed unbridled power but their authority had been curbed much in Amidala's reign.

    They were growing impatient; it seemed there was no way to remove her the democratic way. Repeatedly she had been re-elected to lead the people, frustrating her political rivals, who came out with new election strategies each election year, only to be completely routed by her again and again.

    This very popularity was now threatening her life. Just days before the queen had been attacked, by a palace servant with chi dagger. A chi dagger is a small and compact weapon with a poisoned blade tip. Had Anakin not been around to cut him down with his lightsaber, she would not have survived, for, even a small scratch from a chi could be fatal. It seemed her enemies were getting desperate; they were now ready to try anything to get their hold on the Naboo seat of power.


    Agent Burk, a trusted servant of the queen arrived one day, asking to see the Queen immediately, saying that he had very important news for the Queen and that he had to meet her personally. When the queen met him in her private office, she was very alarmed by the news he had to give. The queen called an emergency meeting of her council to discuss this new development.

    Burk gave details of a rebel army that had been training for sometime now in the Western Mountains. He said that he had come across details of an attack on the queen. According to the plan group of rebels would attack the palace, after assassinating the queen and securing the palace, the very people who were behind the plot would come forward and squash the rebellion. Exemplary punishment would be met out to the leaders of the rebellion (at least overtly) thus avenging the queen and saving the planet from chaos and anarchy. By avenging the queen they would earn the approval of the populace and their votes too.

    The queen suspected palace insiders to be involved in this plot. She could name a few who would love to be in her place, but there was no solid evidence to incriminate any one.

    They were very clever, hiding behind their pawns and manipulating them from afar making sure their dirty fingers didn't leave any imprints any
  2. Sara_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    It's great to see this reposted, sabrelight. :D




    It will give everyone the chance to get reacquainted with your story
    as you said. :)




  3. sabrelight Force Ghost

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    Thanks Sara, Though its an encouraging sign to see so many new names its good see some familiar faces are still around.
  4. sabrelight Force Ghost

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  5. lija Jedi Knight

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    Cool...starting over again so that I (a new reader) can catch up. :) Thx. Guess I will start reading this post instead of the other one.
  6. sabrelight Force Ghost

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    Julie should've locked that one! At least she told me she would. I'll post again tonight-I discovered that the originl fic is riddled by spelling and grammer mistakes so I have to edit it first.
  7. sabrelight Force Ghost

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    POST #2

    After considerable debate, it was agreed that the queen's life was in great danger; she had to be protected at any cost to foil the rebel plans. Because she was an obstacle to the power plans of these people they would not spare her life at any cost. It was decided that the queen should go to a safe place till this was all sorted out.

    Captain Panaka was advised to call up for his recruits and mobilizes the army. Burk's men were to stay low and try to find out the identities of the main players of this plot.

    As no place on the planet was quite safe, the council decided that the queen should seek asylum on another world friendly to their government.

    After the trade federation war, Naboo had made several changes to their constitutional laws. One of them being the formation of a regular army along with making one-year service in the army made compulsory for all adult Naboo citizens. But even with these new measures the security requirements of the planet could not be met adequately

    Small Naboo depended mostly on the assurances of the republic, which made new laws to insure the independence of smaller planets; the laws even promised military intervention to preserve the sovereignty of all the member planets from outside threats. But all the laws of the republic could not help Naboo this time

    She was under a new threat this time; a threat from within.

    The Queen had called in her head of security captain Panaka along with her Jedi protector Master Obi-wan Kanobi, and a couple of Panaka's men to discuss the details of the escape. The meeting was held in strict confidence, as the rebel spies had infiltrated all strata of the palace staff.

    It was decided that captain Panaka would arrange an outing for the Queen, her handmaidens and some selected confidants on Lake Zamron, on the out skirt of Theed City.

    The Queen would go by speeder through the city, joined by two handmaidens and the royal guards and several ministers, but instead of the real Queen it would be her decoy Sabe, who would be traveling in the royal entourage. While public attention was focused on Sabe, Amidala disguised as a handmaiden would slip out of Theed city on Anakin's ship, which he lovingly called "the Sith', the one that they had captured after the fall of the trade federation.

    The Sith infiltrator was Darth Maul's personal transport but after the Federation's defeat in the trade war and Maul's death it came into Naboo hands. Anakin had fallen in love with it the moment he had seen it.

    It was manufactured by Sienar Designs Systems. Originally it was an armed star courier but was customized secretly by Darth Sidious to serve as a Sith Infiltrator. It Featured laser cannons, advanced sensor systems and an experimental ion engine system requiring large radiator panels which folded inward during landing. Its most dangerous aspect though was its cloaking ability; able to appear and disappear like a flickering ghost.

    The Queen thought it fit to reward Anakin with this ship for his bravery that day. Obi wan and the Queen both decided he would not get actual possession till he was eighteen years old. Till then it would sit here in Naboo.

    'The Sith' craft's excellent cloaking capabilities and maneuverability made it the transport of choice for such an escape. With Anakin at the controls it was unstoppable. The royal ship though was more susceptible as it was unarmed. And it stood out like a sore thump when it came to sneaking. The queen could not escape in it, as she would be noticed. And it would arouse suspicion if a handmaiden were to use it on a private trip. So while Halle's men were watching the Royal Cruiser the queen would slip by in 'the Sith'. Anakin-who at the time was working on a top secret military project at the ultra secret Thal Weil military base-was called up to bring 'the Sith' to Theed.

    Amidala feared for Sabe's safety, as she would obviously be more exposed to danger. Obi wan and captain Panaka along with two contingents of palace guards were assigned to her safety. A small group consi
  8. sabrelight Force Ghost

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    The Queen's party would leave by boat to the island retreat on the other side of the lake. The Queen often went on picnics there usually with her family or friends, so nothing would really seem out of place. It would be most likely that the enemy would have covered all the possible landing spots along the lakes perimeter but no one would think about the Queen leaving from the center of the lake-under water. Panaka had arranged for a Gungan bongo to wait and spirit them away through an underwater cave that joins the lake to the main underwater route deep inside the planet. Once in the underwater labyrinths, there would be in no danger of being discovered.

    Planet of Naboo was practically made up of a maze of intervening bodies of water and rock. The surface of the planet was covered mostly in swamp, except for islands of solid rock out cropping here and there. Low hills and flat rolling plains stretched to the east and southeast. The only mountains of significant height were situated to the west. Besides Lake Zamora many huge lakes dotted the surface of the planet. Caves and underwater tunnels interconnected the majority of water bodies. One could travel to any part of the planet within these tunnels. But it was extremely dangerous, a huge variety of animals, some still to be discovered, lurked in these dark waters. These route though dangerous were not impossible to cross, with a good guide-a Gungan guide-one had a much better chance of making it to ones destination in the quickest time.

    Once on its way the bongo would head for Thal Weil a dense swamp to the northwest. There, Sabe's party would meet up with the queen's party and after a short inspection of the facility by the Queen they would take off to their off world destination.


    That cleared, Queen Amidala brought up the question of the droid army, which made up a considerable part of their regular army. The leftover of the federation forces; these had been refurbished and reprogrammed to follow Nubian orders. But Queen Amidala never did trust them. She preferred her human guards to the droids, especially to guard the palace. The droids though were invaluable for patrolling and monitoring the swamps and other outlying areas of the planet.

    The droid control center was located several hundred miles to the west on mount Nagob, amongst the highest peaks in Naboo. Panaka had assured the Queen that the center had been well fortified with heavy guns and more than a hundred soldiers to keep constant guard. The Captain was certain the high peaks and the shear slopes around the facility made it impossible to breach it from outside. Amidala had not been convinced; she had secretly constructed another control center in the swamps of Thal Weil, as backup in case of emergencies. This one practically under the swamps and it had cost a good chunk of the budget, which, to Panaka had seemed a superfluous expense, considering the fact that they would need all their resources for the Freepios project.

    All had gone as planned. The queens' luggage had been smuggled aboard the boat, the night before. Sabe and her party left for the picnic. As it was a holiday and nice sunny weather to go with it, a large percentage of the populace lined both side of the street to see their queen go by.The trip was made without a hitch.
  9. sabrelight Force Ghost

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    In the palace meanwhile Padmè dressed in a loose, a maroon colored robe-her face well covered under the hood-was giving last minute instructions to Governor Sio Bibble-who would take over the administrative duties in her absence.

    Just then a sharp siren sounded through the palace, the Queen knew what it was-an attack on the palace. Somehow the enemy had found out about their plan and now her escape was being blocked. The guards rushed to cover the palace doors.

    "Let's go," Anakin shouted Urgently he realized their cover had been blown. Who ever the enemy was knew that the real Queen was in the palace and probably knew of their plan of escape.

    They all ran towards the hanger-sure that the guards could hold the attackers long enough for the Queen and her group to get to the hanger. Unfortunately though guards were competent and they fought bravely they were outnumbered with what seems like hundreds of droids that were streaming from all parts of the city, all heading for the palace.

    Already a squadron of droids was crashing through the door, getting past the handful of palace guards easily.

    "My worst fears have been realized," Amidala muttered, as she looked at the wave after wave of droid soldiers pouring into the palace grounds.

    She flung her cumbersome robe and so did the other handmaidens. They wore their combat brown suits under their robes.

    "To the White section!" she beckoned her party, too late! The droids were already inside the palace and spreading out-shooting every thing in sight.

    They raced up the stairs to the second floor Anakin leading the way, followed by the queen and the others

    "we have to split up!" He shouted above the din. The party broke into two teams, each team running in a different direction in search of the numerous secret escape routes that had been among the options discussed earlier.

    Amidala wished luck to her friends and disappeared up the stairs to the next floor, just as droid soldiers came into the big hall. Some of the droid turned to chase after the guards and handmaidens retreating on either side of the great hallway, the main body of the soldiers, though, ran after the Queen. They seemed to know who they were after.

    Anakin, his lightsaber ready ran on, the queen in tow. He surprised some droids while rounding a corner; he had them in pieces even before they were aware of it. Droids being at a disadvantage in close combat, because they have to process their decisions, which make them, slow to act-certainly no match for the swift thinking Jedi.

    More droids were coming as the pair fled. They ran up another two floors, until they were cornered besides a thick pillar with nowhere else to go.

    Amidala took position behind the pillar and kept firing. Anakin's sword was a blur as he deflected the blaster shots back into the enemy. Soon they had a pile of mangled metal before them. Anakin was heading for the stairs again, when the queen stopped him.

    "We can't go that way," "All the secret passages are mostly on the lower floors." She informed him.

    "Well I'm heading for my room where I have a means of escape."

    "What do you mean?" The queen asked.

    "Your highness there is no time to argue." Anakin said, grabbing her arm and ready to move.
    Just then, his comlink buzzed.

    "Skywalker here," he said switching it on, as they trotted away in the direction of the guest rooms "Calken here Sir! We have the Sith."

    "You do! Good!" Anakin said, his face lighting up.

    "It seems those droids were mostly interested in the queen, we found a side route to hanger 3, only a handful of droids were guarding it. We had no problem taking them." The sergeant said.

    "Sir, head for the roof we'll pick you from there." He finished.
    "The handmaidens, are they alright?" Anakin asked still running only this time they were heading for the roof

    "They are safe here with me. All of us made it safely to the ship." Calken informed them. The Queen was relieved to hear that. "Okay Calken we're heading for the roof we will be there in a minute." Anak
  10. Sara_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Hmm, creepy feelings are never good! ;)







    Great posting, sabrelight! :)
  11. sabrelight Force Ghost

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    Especially when a jedi has them.

    Thanks Sara!
  12. sabrelight Force Ghost

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    At last they reached the roof, Amidala quite out of breath. They ran to an open part of the roof, sure enough there was his beloved "Sith" hovering just above the roof, the pilot spotted them and banking low swooped down towards them, its ramp already coming down from the aft.

    They ran towards the ship. The place came alive suddenly with blaster shots ringing out from all over, preventing the ship from landing or even coming low enough for them to board it.

    Anakin saw that the roof was already swarming with droids, coming out of every dark corner here and there. It seemed the enemy had been expecting them-The comm chat between him and Calken had certainly been intercepted.

    The two were surrounded with no option but to surrender. Human soldiers in palace guard uniforms, advanced cautiously on them, pointing their blasters menacingly at them. Anakin saw death and murder in their eyes.

    Suddenly he grabbed the Queen by the waist as he made a leap for the ?Sith? which the pilot had brought round for another pass. Amidala held tight as they flew at least twenty feet into the air. Anakin made a neat landing on the ramp of the craft but before he could get a firm hold, the ?Sith? banked steeply as it took a direct hit on one of the vertical stabilizers.

    Amidala screamed, Anakin seemed to tether on the ramp for a split second waving his free hand wildly trying to get his balance, and then they were over the side and falling into empty space.

    The Ship rolled and banked wildly as it rose into the sky. Plumes of smoke emitting from, it then it disappeared into the thick mist above the swamps.


    They seemed to be falling into an endless void. Amidala clutched Anakin tight, she was sure she would not survive this one. They landed on one of the huge terraces that opened out to the waterfalls. Not with a jarring thud as she had expected but, with a soft thump from Anakin's boots.

    Putting her down, he grabbed her hand and was running again right for the railing. Once again, she was hoisted up by the waist and pulled up onto the wide balcony railing. Anakin looked around, hesitating for just a split second, taking a quick measure of the location down below and then his mind was made up.

    Amidala's stomach lurched as she looked down at the wild churning broth at the foot of the Great Falls, hundreds of feet below. She couldn't believe it when she realized what his intentions were.

    'Anakin you are NOT going to?!" She commanded,
    ?Yes I am!? he conjectured and he plunged them into the void. Soaring over the yawning gap to the guest balconies-She shut her eyes, clinging onto him ever so tightly. Feeling her-self fall for what seemed like eternity, when suddenly her breath was knocked out of her as Anakin grabbed for the balcony railing on one of the lower floors.

    The jar yanking her out of Anakin's hold, he grabbed out and just managed to get her arm. There was Anakin, one arm and foot over the railing and rest of him hanging out. The weight of the struggling Queen held him there as she flayed about helplessly in midair, she could see the roaring falls deep below her feet. Anakin's hold was slipping; he tried to support her with his free foot.

    She grabbed his leg, clutching to it with all her might. With his hands free he hauled himself over the railing. The sudden jerk again had the queen slipping. She screamed but no one heard her over the roar of the falls. She grasped onto his foot her knuckle white as she strained to keep her precarious hold, praying his boot would not come loose.

    Anakin pulled his leg up carefully and then grabbing her by the hand, he pulled her up and over the rails. Trembling like a leaf, she clung to Anakin in an effort to calm her shaking body. But there was no time to comfort her.


  13. sabrelight Force Ghost

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    The Balconies above had protected them, so far, from direct fire from the roof, but now several STAPs-Single trooper aerial platforms-skeletal vehicles made of handles and footholds supporting one droid in standing position-were heading their way.

    He tore away Amidala's arms from around his neck and dashed away with her to the far corner of the balcony. There it was, the ?Sith? speeder bike, their last means of escape. He quietly thanked Maul for his benevolence, as he mounted it.

    The unarmed speeder's only special equipment was a high-acceleration engine. Shaped like a curved fish it was amazingly fast and able to cut tight corners at high speeds. The open design gave superb visibility.

    Amidala sat behind him, her blaster ready looking around for droids-He marveled at how fast she had recovered from her shock. Anakin hit the ignition. He had the speeder shooting for the open area off to the right of the balcony but another squad of STAPs came round the far corner. Finding his path blocked on all sides he veered sharply back towards the slide doors. Using the force to push open the slide door he drove in full thrust into the room, closing the thick glass doors behind him.

    He had reach the heavy wooden doors of the room when he heard the loud crashing noise of the huge glass doors as two STAPs smashed through. By the time they were in any position to fire he was out of the door and into a wide long corridor.

    Amidala's blaster was waiting for them as they followed out of the door. Down the corridors they shot, Amidala blasting away back and front to clear the way of mostly, surprised, droids they met there.

    More droids on STAPs crashed in through the corridor window, heading straight for them in a bid to block their way. The pair was now sandwiched between the oncoming and pursuing droids. With a deft move Anakin had the bike turn left into a wide lobby, the droids did not see it coming. The two squads crashed into each other with a deafening explosion, sending pieces of metal flying everywhere.

    "Another welcoming party to receive the Queen," Anakin joked as more droids moved out from connecting corridors in an effort to block their path. The buzz and flash of blasters followed them as Anakin swung the bike up, down and from side to side dodging their fire, with uncanny accuracy.

    The droid commander informed his men to close off the main exits of the building. However, Anakin had no intention of using the exit to escape, to their surprise he turned left into a cavernous hall at the end of which was a huge window overlooking the swamps, behind the cliff on which the palace sits. Amidala was shooting away and droids fell everywhere.

    "Brace yourself" Anakin, shouted, as they smashed through the window, bringing down the whole antiquated structure of the mosaic window to the ground. The huge pieces of transparisteel shattered against the marble floor with a deafening crescendo, drowning out the ping, ping of the droid fire that rang out even when the fugitives were gone.

    By the time the droids got to the window, the speeder was a dark spec in the distance, disappearing in a steep arch down towards the mist-shrouded jungle of 'The swamp of misery'. Thick smoke trailed from behind the speeder.
  14. sabrelight Force Ghost

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  15. Jedi_Suzuran Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm a new reader too, and I'm looking forward to more. :)
  16. lija Jedi Knight

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    Great action sequences...Anakin is sure surprising. :) We're now at the place where I last stopped at in your original post. Keep the posts coming. :)
  17. sabrelight Force Ghost

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    Thanks Lija and Suzuran, this is a repost, which means the posts will be coming fast-I'll try to update daily. So be sure to check it regularly.
  18. Jedi-Jae Jedi Master

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    Hey, sabre, welcome back! Glad to see you reposting this - it was one of my favorites.

  19. sabrelight Force Ghost

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    Thanks JJ. My brains stuck-after such a loooooong break-I'm hoping it'll start moving by the time the old posts finish. Naughty Anakin is not done with and then I hope to get some action, the queen's trip to another planet(a little surprise coming up there)and then the final celebration scene.
  20. sabrelight Force Ghost

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    POST # 7

    The speeder went down at an alarming speed, into the thick-clouded soup; not knowing what to expect Anakin and his passenger braced for impact. The speeder hit the surface of the lake with thunderous splash, spraying tons of water into the mist above.

    Anakin was off the speeder even before it reached the bottom, grabbing the Queen he kicked away frantically through the dark swirling depths. It seemed like eternity before they broke through the surface of the lake. He had time enough to gasp for some air before he had to duck underwater again. The place was swarming with STAPS.

    Though he could not see them through the thick mist, he recognized the unmistakable sharp whining of the single trooper aerial platforms, able to travel swiftly even through dense vegetation and the fact that it was armed with blasters made it an effective and lethal patrol vehicle in the swamps.

    The queen seemed to be having some trouble keeping under. He took out his portable-breathing device, breathing it in turns with Amidala. Noiselessly they swam away from the center of activity, going in deeper into the murky water. They swam quite a distance before Anakin could risk sticking his head out of the water again. Some distance to the left and away from where all activity was going on, he spotted a rock grotto jutting out of the water.

    He heard the sound of heavier vehicle arriving to support the STAPs. Sharp stabs of light pierced the mist here and there, as powerful spotlights scoured the lake surface. They had to get cover as soon as possible.

    "I think I'm hurt" Amidala gasped, and he saw why she was responding so slowly. There was an ugly long gash on her left arm and blood was spewing out of it.

    Just then he heard a STAF head their way and they both had to dive again. He swam wildly, this time fired by a new danger. Dragging Amidala behind him, she had lost too much blood he had to get her on dry land and stop the bleeding before it was too late. He sensed danger, a new danger; a dark presence was stalking him.

    The blood from the wound was attracting predators-for, which this swamp was so famous. He swam away furiously toward the bank, he ran the remaining few meters as soon as his feet hit solid ground, splashing around a lot of water, but he did not slow down.

    He rushed on up the bank in great haste, dragging his burden behind him. At the same moment a hulking dark shadow broke the water in pursuit. Without stopping Anakin glanced back hurriedly, a hideous looking Pramodion roared angrily at being deprived of it dinner, then it silently sunk back into its watery den.


  21. sabrelight Force Ghost

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    Up! I just updated it.
  22. ThePodSquad Jedi Knight

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    I do believe I remember this one. It was a LONG time ago. I wish I could ask to see if I remembered but it would be giving a plot point away to new readers.

    Hannah
  23. sabrelight Force Ghost

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    You've read it Hannah-I don't forget my readers. But since it was a very long time ago I suggest you reread it so that you can understand the new updates.
  24. Sara_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Those were great, Sabrelight! :)





    I don't remember how they get out of this one, so I can't wait until the next update! :D






    Up!
  25. sabrelight Force Ghost

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    Thanks Sara! I'll be posting again soon.
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