Beyond Shades of the Past - 4/6 - AUTHOR'S NOTE *sigh*

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  1. Valin_Halcyon Jedi Master

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    No.... This cannot be....


    FIEND! FIEND! FIEND!

    Not Piggy! And Hobbbie!
  2. Mirax_Corran Force Ghost

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    First Hobbie, now Jes. :_|
    FIEND! FIEND! FIEND!

    Please don't kill Jes. Isn't that like killing yourself? Wes is dealing with enough, and she already "died" once.

    Please. [face_praying]
  3. SweetPea Jedi Knight

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    Valin-- Oooo, you're back. You've missed all the craziness in the new PilotFic thread over on the Resource board. Check it out.

    The New DownTime

    [shameless plug] Don't forget to check out the challenge and all the response [/shameless plug]

  4. Mirax-Jade Jedi Master

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    Oh. My. God.

    I just caught up the past two posts...and I seriously had tears in my eyes. :(


    But it's sooooooo well written, I can't hate you. Darnit.
  5. Thrawn McEwok Co-Author: Essential Guide to Warfare

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    Jes': Okay, tell us this: is Piggy dead; and will any more canon characters die in this 'fic? :p

    - The Imperial Ewok
  6. bkwormlisa Jedi Padawan

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    Somehow, I get the feeling that she isn't going to tell us that.

    "And that's different from you and me how?" Wes asked pointedly. He remembered all too well their last altercation. Wedge was lucky he'd pushed him instead of punched him.
    For some reason, this reminds me of Bitter Reunion. I half expected Wes to have hit the wall by now.
  7. Jaya Solo Jedi Grand Master

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    You wouldn't kill your character off... again... would you? ;) Haven't you killed off your quota of Rogues for this story already? ;)
  8. Wintych Jedi Knight

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    Not so with Hobbie's death - especially not when the person you needed to give the news to was in a mental facility because he was depressed and suicidal.
    yes, that complicates much the things :(

    Not only that, but Jesina was ill, possibly dying.
    you cannot do that... :_|

    It was a good thing that Tycho had gone into the hospital before they'd embarked on this assignment. For Corran's supposed death to have pushed him over the edge, he must have been extremely close to it as it were. If he'd been here, now, to see what was happening with Jesina and then had to deal with Hobbie's death?.
    He closed his eyes once more. He didn't want to think about what might have happened had that been the situation.

    It is indeed preferable not to think of that... The situation is rather sad like that

    He glanced back at the comm unit. He'd let Winter know, though, so she could talk to Ishana about it. He certainly couldn't deliver news like this without Tycho's doctor knowing about it, just in case he didn't handle it well.
    Just in case? Who was he kidding?

    I have a bad feeling...

    "And that's different from you and me how?" Wes asked pointedly.
    Wes marks a point

    Wedge swore under his breath. "Can it wait, Doctor?"
    "No. I need someone responsible for Jesina Dreis down here now." He couldn't tell from the sound of her voice whether this was good or bad. The way things were going, probably the latter.

    NO, no, no, she cannot die [face_worried]

    =D=
  9. Jesina_Dreis Jedi Master

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    Luney - Next post you'll find that out. And I already told you Corran's coming up next. :p

    Ro - Sorry... forgot how far you'd read, ya cheater. ;) Yes, you were confusing me, but I think we're straight now :)

    I'm not in the least bit assured that Tycho isn't going to totally flip when he finds out, even if Winter and the Doc are right there. I think he's just gonna snap.... but I guess I'll have to wait and see won't I?

    Or you could cheat... :p Well, remember, part of what's pushed him to this is NOT talking to people. At this point, Winter and Ishana aren't going to let him get away with not talking... and neither will Wedge. You'll get to see the conversation though. :)

    Red - *sighs* *shakes head* :p

    Spee - I think Tycho's really gonna lose it when he hears...

    Read what I just wrote to Ro... and have a little faith ;)

    Oh no...this does not look good...

    Maybe it's a good thing... maybe they've figured out what's wrong... maybe she'll be okay... [face_devil]

    Jenn - Corran dead and Hobbs alive, hmm? Um, not this time around. Maybe later though ;)
    I know I'm a horrible person... but for some reason y'all love me anyway, and all your crying just encourages me :p

    Nanner - never once thinking about how close of a friend Hobbie is to HIM.

    This is coming, I believe... isn't it? 8-} By now I think you know more about this story than I do. :p As for foreboding and despair, I think that's done... for a while, at least. [face_devil]

    Mara - Yes, I definitely do. :D That's part of why this post was short. I didn't want to let you guys know what was happening quite yet.

    Thor - Like I told Spee, it COULD be good news.... [face_mischief] Of course, this IS me we're talking about.

    Valin - Welcome back, little brother. [:D] Yes, I'm a fiend... you didn't really think that was going to change while you were gone, did you? ;)

    Mirax - Well, kind of, yeah... but then, I've already killed her once. :p I just brought her back. Of course, I'm more or less done bringing the dead back to life. I'm like the Genie in Aladdin... "I don't like doing it." 8-} Okay, don't mind me....

    Mirax-Jade - *offers tissues* [:D] Well, I'm glad you don't hate me. And, again, I love it when I can make you guys cry. Thanks :)

    McEwok - Yes, Piggy is dead, and yes, more will die - more canon folk [face_devil]

    Lisa - [face_mischief] Hmm, that's an idea... Right now, Wes is too worried about Jesina to be angry... he will be though. [face_worried]

    Jaya - Quotas are illegal in the US... :p And never, ever underestimate me... [face_mischief]

    Wintych - Hey, you never once said "Poor Tycho"... Boy, y'all have no faith in Tycho's resilience... can't imagine why ;) And would I REALLY kill Jes? :p
    Oh, are you still reading over at "False Truths"?


    ~Jes~
  10. LordInferno Jedi Knight

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    You know, nothing has changed since the previous comments.

    Yes, robots can be possessed. Just make sure they have a bigger switch.
  11. Valin_Halcyon Jedi Master

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    Of course not! *hugs Jes* You're the best boards sister ever!
  12. Knight_Aragorn Jedi Master

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    Wonderful job with these posts, Jes. You've captured the emotions beautifully. I thought Wedge and Wes' reactions were perfectly done. That scene between them was really good, very-in-character for them both to react that way. :( Ugh, it's all so sad...

    Hoping Jesina's is all right... that last message didn't sound to good. [face_worried]
  13. Jesina_Dreis Jedi Master

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    LordInferno - I know, it really hasn't. Will be soon though.

    Valin - Aren't I your ONLY boards sister? ;)

    K_A - Thanks! I liked that scene... afterward I kinda wished I'd dragged it out more, but in the end I think it was good the way it ended up. As for Jes, well, you'll just have to wait and see [face_devil]
  14. Jesina_Dreis Jedi Master

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    Chapter 28


    Wes half-ran to the med center. Dr. Shula was waiting for him. "What's going on? Is something wrong?" he asked, not bothering to try to hide his worry. He glanced over at the bed that Jesina lay in and frowned. She looked the same.

    "She's getting worse; it's affecting her more rapidly than I'd expected. But I do have good news, and this is what I needed you for. Apparently, they've seen this before on Coruscant." A strange look crossed her face. "It was used on General Bel Iblis."

    Wes frowned. That was interesting, if in a frightening and concerning way. "Is he all right?"

    She nodded. "Yes, he's fine. Still a little weak, but he resumed command within a week of beginning treatment. And he was much worse off than Jesina is, and not as healthy to begin with, being older and less active than she is."

    "So you know how to treat it?"

    She nodded. "It's a series of injections - essentially a cocktail of a couple of different hormones. It's intended to do exactly what I said earlier - counteract the high levels of AHD in her bloodstream. It'll be a strict regimen - every four hours, on the hour, for the next thirty-six hours, and then every eight hours, on the hour, for the following sixteen."

    He frowned. "It sounds simple enough." Glancing between her and Jesina, he thought for a moment. "No offense, but how come you couldn't figure it out?" Not that he even understood what she'd just said?.

    She smiled at him, seemingly having expected the question. "None taken. The second hormone in the cocktail is synthetic. It's not something that naturally occurs in the body. It was created to treat another illness, and apparently the General's doctors, in their research for a cure, learned that it had, in its early uses, had the types of effects they were looking for. If I'd kept looking, I might have found it, but I wouldn't have really known where to look."

    Wes nodded. He still didn't understand a word she'd said, but she seemed to think it made sense and that was good enough for him. He knew where his expertise lay, and it was more toward taking lives than saving them. "What did you need someone for?"

    "I need authorization to treat. This is still considered experimental, and for that we need either a family member or, absent family, a superior officer."

    "Can I give you my word that Wedge will okay this? He's in a briefing right now and time is something we really don't have right now."

    "I can accept that, as long as, as soon as he's free, you get him to sign off on it. I could wait, but I don't want to let her get any worse."

    He could appreciate that. "He will; don't worry about that." He looked worriedly at Jesina and, for the first time, the meaning of this whole conversation dawned on his exhausted mind. "She's going to be all right then? When will she wake up?"

    "It took nearly sixteen hours for General Bel Iblis to start to come around. I'd imagine that it'll take her half that. As I said before, she's in better shape than he was - much better. They forwarded me his test results and health records so I could have a better idea of what I was looking at."

    He nodded. "Do what you have to do," he said slowly, glancing again at Jesina's bed. He didn't want to leave, but Wedge needed him in briefing. With Jesina down like this, he was now second-in-command, and he needed to know what was going on. Elscol had to get back to the ground, a few of the Wraiths would probably be going with her, and they'd probably need a fighter escort to be assured of making it to the surface in one piece. Besides, Jesina wouldn't be waking up for a few hours yet, so there really wasn't anything he could do by staying here, anyway. "I need to go. Let me know immediately if anything changes."

    "I will." As he turned away, he felt her hand on his arm and turned back. "She's going to be fine. Spend your time worrying about something that actually needs to be worried about."

    * * * * * * * *

    After Wes left, Elscol stood up, taking W
  15. RedGold Force Ghost

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    Things are starting to look up... sorta...
  16. talkingbanana Force Ghost

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    Great job - as usual.

    Worried Wes not understanding the doctor is cute. :)

    I like this Corran a lot better than the FT one. ;)

  17. Valin_Halcyon Jedi Master

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    If the Empire is at the rim, why would they want coruscant?

    Good chapter. Is the worst over?

    Oh, and one mistake (though since this is slightly AU, it might be different): Kell is still a LT.
  18. LordInferno Jedi Knight

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    Kell blowing stuff up. Cool. I like. Just hope Jes isn't allergic to any of the stuff, like asprin in case someone travels back in time to save her from having a heart attack, but the medication given to her to prevent it is what caused it in the first place.
  19. Jaya Solo Jedi Grand Master

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    Heh. I dare you to kill off your character! :p Nice post.
  20. -thor- Force Ghost

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    Hey she's bowed and scraped to us folks. Now bully her more and let Hobbie come back to life somehow :p

    *just kidding Jes*
  21. SweetPea Jedi Knight

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    "She's getting worse; it's affecting her more rapidly than I'd expected.
    Guh!! :(

    But I do have good news
    Good news? I think you're in the wrong fic, Doc. Did you check the author's name before you stepped on in?

    "So you know how to treat it?"
    She nodded.

    Goody gumdrops!! :D

    He still didn't understand a word she'd said, but she seemed to think it made sense and that was good enough for him.
    Very practical, that Wes.

    He knew where his expertise lay, and it was more toward taking lives than saving them
    Oh...that's a sad sentence. :(

    What do you have planned for when you find this lab?" Face asked.
    "Blow it up," she replied, glancing at Kell Tainer, and Wedge stifled a laugh.
    Kell grinned, stood, and bowed, and then sat back down. "At your service, ma'am."
    "Yes, please, take him," Face told her, motioning with his hands as if to push Kell toward her, eliciting laughter - even from Inyri, though she still looked close to tears.

    Hehehehee. *snicker snicker*

    Wedge arched an eyebrow at him. "Unless you arranged for someone to impersonate you and try to kill me, I don't see what you have to feel badly about."
    Oh please Wedge. You're a registered member of the blame-myself-for-everything club. Like you can talk.

    Yay postie!! Things are a little more optimistic now...don't expect it to last...
  22. RogueMara Jedi Knight

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    He saw Janson, who had just slipped back into the room, stiffen when he assigned Dia to Hobbie's position.

    *sniffle*

    Nice job :D *throws confetti and offers a 21 toothbrush salute*
  23. Mirax_Corran Force Ghost

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    That's much better. I'm glad that Jes isn't gonna die again. Then I would have to sing for user-Jes. You really don't want me to sing.

    Jes, you've gone from a FIEND!!!!!!, to a FIEND! in one post. Not bad, keep it up. :p
  24. Rowan_Jade Force Ghost

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    Yup, I read that one already. But the good news is that's where I stopped and went to PM you in HUGE letters to scream at you for killing Hobbie. Sheesh! you really got it in for him this week huh? First ya kill him & now you want me to put him in a dress???? Wack Job!

    Alrighty then, next post I'm back to yelling fiend at you cause I'll be just as lost as most of the folks out here :D Darn I miss one click emoticons....... can we get them on the new boards???? Gonna have to ask for that!

    Okay, back to my evil deviant plot bunny........
  25. Knight_Aragorn Jedi Master

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    :) Glad Jes is all right. Don't know how these guys would cope with another death... And I'm referring to the Rogues, not my fellow readers. Although they probably wouldn't like it too much either, LOL. ;)

    So, events are starting to speed up... [face_thinking]

    And I'm with talkingbanana -- I definitely prefer this Corran. :p
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