Title: By Small Things Author: Noelie Characters: Both Canon and OC's. Liam and Noela Senoe are DarthIshtar's but she allows me to share. Canon of course are George's Information: Yes I did start this before. There was a few problematic points in the prior version that I believe have been worked out both from the standpoint of Noela's history with Jedi and with where this story was headed. Ish tells me of projects she started before that she hated so redid. I won't feel so bad. The time frame will cover just prior to TPM to start and then go forward. Liam is starting his journal just after order 66. All of the story to this point is somewhat expository and won't get to the transmission itself for sometime. Thanks ahead for anyone that followed this before and willing to do so again! ~~~ Journal: Liam Senoe Designation: Personal When I met my darling wife, I knew that life would never be commonplace or even simple. What I did not count on is that my family would be part of the stage of events so chilling that I would naturally wish that we could all be transported to another time and place. Today I received a transmission that informed me that I would have no calm, quiet retirement spending the rest of my days loving Noe and caring for my children. I married Noela knowing that she was brilliant at diplomacy and that she understood points of law and politics as well as any of the cutthroat lawyers I had ever dealt with in my long career. She understood the dangers that Palpatine presented even if she is appalled at the realization that she underestimated Palpatine's craving for power and his ability to achieve it. None of us could have seen that the slaughter of her oldest friend at the hands of an unknown assailant on the world of Naboo was just the beginning salvo of a long war against the Jedi and other beings that were force-sensitive.The same force-sensitive number that includes my son. The hated word Sith became part of not just our vocabulary but our lives once again on that day, although at first none of us recognized the threat. The Jedi themselves treated it as a law-enforcement investigation and not the true war it was. The enemy hid right beneath all our collective noses. I am law-abiding man, and I believed the cooperation with instituted policies a good thing, and indeed I am still of a mind that with a good, moral people that is truth. My mistake was projecting the good of the politicians I personally know such my Noela, Bail Organa and others onto all. When our trouble first began Noe and I took it as our own personal problem and while the answers we found helped others, that was our main motivation from the beginning. Today our answers will have to serve more than our own concerns. Lives will depend on it. I do not hesitate to state that I am afraid. We have no special power to defeat the monster. I also admit that if it were not for Maron I might not have the courage to face the future. If we could hide his talent I might take that path to keep safe only those I love. There is no hiding. The enemy knew of Maron's existance even before his birth. I am left with that other truth: Tyranny is only possible if good men do nothing. My course is set.