Bird sand UDC VIII Author: Earlybird-obi-wan Characters: OC’s, canon Genre: drabbles Disclaimer: Star Wars belongs to Lucasfilm and Lucasfilm belongs to Disney. Bird sand UDC VIII 1. Valor An act of valor, that’s what it was when Rostek Horn whipped out his blaster and threw himself against his mentor Steve Magaron to save his life. Rostek saw the flash of a discharging sniper-rifle and acted. He heard the loud moan. Steve got a particle slug in his right lung and was reaching for his blaster when a second discharge met his right shoulder sending him crashing to the floor of the estate. Vaguely he heard some conversation and more blasters fired. “A sniper.” “Magaron.” “Get down Jack.” “Steve!” “Someone is helping us.” Steve tried to concentrate and was… 2. Honor Rostek looked down at his wounded mentor and recalled what had happened nine months ago. As a fresh recruit from the CorCec academy he had arrived at the academy headquarters in Coronet City to meet his mentor. The head of the academy pointed him to a dark haired youth, celebrating his 293th birthday. Yes youth and Rostek had heard all about Dunai elder – Steve’s species – and their long lifespan. For him it was an honor to serve under Steve Magaron. The man was funny and strong in the Force just like his longtime friend Nejaa Halcyon, a Corellian Jedi knight. 3. Sacrifice Rostek Horn saw Jack Wells – the CorSec investigator – being busy to stabilize Steve. And there was some one way conversation – correction two way – when Rostek saw Jono Bel Hana – a force sensitive Dunai – pressing some clearplast evidence bags against the wound in the chest and getting an intense concentrated look on his face. Rostek knew what Jono was doing, keeping Steve alert through mindtalk. “Stay with me Steve. I will help you. Don’t try to talk.” “It is. Mindtalk is alright. Concentrate on me. I will stay with you.” Rostek knew that Jono would sacrifice all to keep Steve alive. 4. Defeat “I think I have killed the sniper,” an officer entered. “I heard a shot when I was in the vicinity and came as soon as possible.” Jack Wells observed him, telling about the defeat of the sniper but thought ‘the uniform is a bit sloppy with trousers not matching with the shirt. The blaster isn’t official either. But maybe Hollowtown doesn’t stick to regulations that much. He is here and right on time.’ “Our friend here is down with two particle-slugs in his right shoulder and lung,”Jack said. “We must get him to a medical facility as soon as possible.” 5. Victory “Hollowtown medcentre is the only facility on the station and can tend to his needs. I will alert an ambulance. It can be here in thirty minutes.” “No time,” Jono looked up. “I have him stable for the time being using my powers. Help me to carry him to the speeder. Our corvette is nearer with the equipped medbay. We have to get him to Coronet city.” “Agreed,” Jack said. “We have no time to lose to get him to the university hospital. Rostek take his legs.” Rostek acted. That part of the mission was going to end in victory.