Wings of War (yet another Jedi Apprentice Fanfic)

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  1. Amarice Jedi Knight

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    Seeing as Jedi Apprentice Fanfic is popping up all over this forum I thought I'd add another story into the pack (though mines not as good). Well, here it goes:

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    Obi-Wan paced the small ship; this was his first mission without his master. He was 18 now, by far old enough to handle a simple assignment. And it is simple, he thought just go to the palace, get the princess, and get back. Easy.

    He walked to the cockpit ?How long till we arrive?? he tried to calm his voice. Easy or not he had never had a mission alone.

    The pilot smiled ?Same as five minutes ago when you asked me.? They had been travelling together for a day already and had just a few more hours to reach the planet Rallion. ?This the first time you?ve been to Rallion kid?? Obi-Wan nodded; the pilot leaned back as he continued ?It?s a nice planet, nice people. Watch out for their spiced dishes though. Those Rallions don?t seem to have any taste buds if they can eat those things. It?ll burn the roof off your mouth.?

    Obi-Wan smiled; it was always nice to meet some one who had been to the planet before hand. There was always some little tidbit that was useful to know.

    The pilot continued ?Pity there?s all that talk of civil war, can?t see what they?re getting so worked up about. The King seems pretty decent; there?s not that much corruption, and trade?s doing fine. So does your ?Official Jedi Business? have anything to do with stopping it??

    Obi-Wan shook his head ?No, the Council and the Senate have decided to let that run it?s course. They sent me because the King wants to get his daughter out before anything starts, if there is war she could be a target.?

    The pilot groaned ?Just what I need, playing chauffeur to a royal brat and her servants. How old is she anyway? The older ones sometimes aren?t all that bad.?

    ?17, I think.? Obi-Wan tried to remember what he had been told about the mission and Rallions in general. He remembered that they were very human like except for dark blue skin. That, and wings, normal Rallions had two wings on their shoulders while the Royalty had six. He wasn?t sure how big the wings were, or how you would manage to fit six wings in one place and still be able to move them. He wasn?t even sure if Rallions could fly. Unless they were small or gas filled most winged species? wings were just for show. Wings were really what this war was about, the commoners with only two rebelling against the fact that the Royalty had been considered superior in the past for having six. He shook his head It just goes to show how petty people can be.

    * * * * * * *

    The ship landed in a hanger a small ways from the palace. Obi-Wan didn?t mind; it gave him a chance to view the planet and while stretching his legs.

    As he walked through the square towards the palace he got a wide range of looks from the natives, ranging from suspicion, to hostility, to hate.

    Looking around Obi-Wan realised that he had seriously underestimated the tenseness of the situation.
  2. almost...there! Jedi Knight

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    Cool, you can never have too much JA fanfic!! Let's have some more. Keep it up!!
  3. Amarice Jedi Knight

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    Obi-Wan stopped in front of the palace. The straight lines of the angled roof gave off a stern air of authority. Ornamental carvings topped the peaks of its numerous copper-coloured spires, supported on columns of dark stone trimmed with white. Obi-Wan had seen many garish palaces, but this one showed elegance and taste in its design.

    He walked up the wide paved path to the steps. A man sat at a desk in the room just inside the door; he looked nervous and strained. Obi-Wan guessed all the talk of war would make anyone associated with the King nervous.

    ?Excuse me,? the man asked ?Do you have an appointment with the King??

    ?I am Obi-Wan Kenobi, I was sent by the Senate.? No need to tell him I?m only a Padawan, it would only cause problems. he thought to himself.

    The man relaxed immediately, even smiling slightly. ?Oh, of course. Welcome Jedi Kenobi. I regret to have to inform you that the King is involved in some very serious negotiations at the moment, and will not be able to meet with you. The Princess is in her quarters. Just take the path to the right when you leave here.?

    As Obi-Wan left the Palace he noticed the winding path the receptionist had mentioned. It curved its way through an archway made of living trees, curved to meet high overhead. Through this leafy tunnel he could see the small house beyond. Not a house, he corrected himself more like a small palace

    The Princess?s quarters was as different from her fathers palace as a speeder was from a ship. The building?s centre was a dome with its turrets on curved spires around the perimeter. Overall it gave the impression of an exotic flower.

    The guards must have been informed of his identity because they let him pass without hassle. A young woman stepped up to him as he entered.

    ?You must be Obi-Wan Kenobi, I?m Sranin.? she said smiling ?The Princess Trenianna is waiting in her audience chamber.?

    Sranin led the way down a well-lit hallway to a wooden door carved with vines and birds. The room inside was shades of red and bronze, as were the uniforms of the servants and handmaidens inside. Long drapes were drawn back to let the sunlight stream through, bathing the think carpet and hanging tapestries in light.

    The carpet formed a path to where a girl sat in a decorated seat, flanked by two guards and numerous servants. As he walked in she stood up. She certainly has been trained to impress people. he thought Most adult royalty can?t convey that sort of power.

    She was dressed in a flowing blue dress, which fell in shimmering multi-hued layers to the floor. Her black hair was done in a single braid, topped by a silver jewelled headband. Her most eye catching feature was her six dark blue wings fully outspread. Each was a meter long and feathered like some giant birds.

    With a swish of her cloak she strode over to him.

    ?Welcome Jedi Kenobi, I am delighted to be accompanied by you to Coruscant.? Princess Trenianna smiled courteously at Obi-Wan, though through the Force he could sense she wasn?t too happy about something.

    ?It will be a pleasure to accompany you.? Inwardly Obi-Wan grimaced, he hated all the protocol and etiquette required when talking to royalty. He had a certain amount of respect for people who had to deal with this everyday.

    * * * * * *

    Thankfully the Princess Trenianna only brought along one servant, a tall girl whose name he could never remember. The two guards who had previously guarded the entrances of the Princess?s Quarters

    Walking through the square on the way to the ship he had an opportunity to view how far out of hand the situation had got. Hostility showed openly on the people?s faces. The guards were forced to clear a way through the people, who edged in, the occasional one getting close enough to jostle the princess. Obi-Wan did his best to protect her, but the aura of indifference she was radiating didn?t help.

    From the crowded market a voice yelled out ?Hey Jedi, take that stuffed up excuse for a princess out of here.?

    Hoots and catcalls backed up that remark.

    ?Don?t worry if you ?accidentally? leave her in the ai
  4. Amidala22 Jedi Knight

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    i can never catch up too many JA fanfics!!!!!!!

    seroiusly this is wonderful!! write more, please
  5. Amarice Jedi Knight

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    By the time they reached the ship Obi-Wan felt like he?d been dragged the whole way behind a speeder. He couldn?t count how many bumps and shoves meant for the Princess he had purposely intercepted. He sighed with heartfelt relief as he trudged up the ramp to the ship. The two guards who had dutifully escorted them seemed just as relieved to be able to slip unnoticed through the crowd back to the palace.

    Once the door was closed Trenianna turned to him, ?Thank you so much for trying to protect me.? He smile was warm and sincere though he could tell she still felt the sting of the crowd?s words.

    ?Don?t worry about them Trenianna, they couldn?t tell a princess from a Tauntaun,? Trenianna?s mood lightened noticeably as she laughed.

    She became serious again as she said, ?Call me Trey, everyone else does. Don?t think too badly of them Obi-Wan, they believe they?re in the right. And they may well be.?

    Just then Trenia?Trey?s servant (what was her name again?) rushed up with a set look on her face.

    ?My Princess, it is time for your studies. Your father said I was to make sure you kept up with your learning.? The servant grabbed hold of Trenianna?s arm and pushed her towards where the two shared small room.

    Trenianna seemed reluctant to go but did as she was bid. ?I?m going Forgena,? So that?s her name ?I?m sorry Jedi Kenobi, but my servant is correct, I must attend my studies.? With her servant Forgena trailing behind, Trenianna entered her quarters.

    * * * * * *

    It?s quite beautiful from up here Obi-Wan mused. The bright jewel of a planet grew smaller as the small ship travelled farther. Clouds raced over the blue and green surface, driven by the high winds that constantly ranged the planet. Winds that thousands of years ago had carried the small winged ancestors of the Rallions across the chasms that split the landmasses into islands over bright blue water (Trenianna had told him briefly told him of her planet and people?s history). Now bridges crossed the chasms, and only the Royalty with their three pairs of wings could fly very well, the commoners body weight turning their smaller, single, pair into nothing more than ornaments.

    From up here, you can?t see the nervousness or hatred that distorts the faces of the people below. All you can see is clouds. Beside him, Princess Trenianna stood, an expression of sadness briefly crossed her face before she regained the calm look she normally wore.

    ?Take one last look, we?re jumping into hyperspace.? The pilot cried cheerfully.

    The stars melded together and blurred as the ship enter hyperspace. Trenianna and her servant (Oh no, I?ve forgotten her name again) retreated to their room. They had spent a lot of time in there since boarding the ship. But then, there wasn?t much to do in the main section.

    * * * * * *

    To Obi-Wan?s relief the trip was uneventful and they quickly reached Coruscant. He sighed gladly as the ship touched down on the landing pad. Though the trip hadn?t been too unpleasant he was glad it was over.

    As the ship door opened he recognised a tall figure standing patiently.

    ?Master!? As Obi-Wan walked towards Qui-Gon, the expression on the older Jedi?s face told him there was something wrong.

    ?Obi-Wan, I?m glad you?re safe.? Qui-Gon sighed with relief.

    ?Why wouldn?t I be, Master, it wasn?t exactly a dangerous mission.?

    The look Qui-Gon gave Obi-Wan was surprised, then it smoothed into understanding. ?Of course you wouldn?t have heard. War broke out yesterday. The number of casualties is already at 300. Most of them are those loyal to the king.

    ?300 dead? Already? But how can that be, we were there just two days ago.? This news came as a shock to Obi-Wan He had known things were tense there, but for a war to break out that fast with that many casualties was hard to believe.

    ?300 was the total earlier this morning, and to top it off, rumours are that the king is already missing.?

    A gasp from behind them met this announcement. Swivelling around Obi-Wan saw Trey and her servant behind them. The effects of the news showing plainly on Trenianna?s face.
  6. Celes Jedi Knight

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    Please write more soon!
  7. Hiroko01 Jedi Knight

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    This thread is a few days old, I wonder why I didn't see it before. Anyway, it's pretty sweet!
  8. Amarice Jedi Knight

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    Oh, I didn't know anyone was reading this. I'll post more soon.
  9. Amarice Jedi Knight

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    ?Forgena says she?s taking it well.? Qui-Gon?s doubtful tone contradicted his optimistic words.

    ?But how well is ?well? when her father is missing?? Obi-Wan hated being the pessimist, but he was getting worried; Trenianna hadn?t left her room all day.

    ?We will have to see. There is nothing else we can do. Remember, she has had a very different upbringing than you, different people react to tragedies differently.? Qui-Gon?s worries were of a very different strain than Obi-Wan?s. He thought she was taking it a little too well, when he had talked to her servant earlier she had assured him that her mistress was fine, and the Force told him that there was very little anguish from either girl. There was some, but none of the levels he would have expected from a girl whose world had been turned upside-down. That worried him.

    * * * * *

    ?I want to see Coruscant.? Trenianna?s request certainly had been odd, but as Qui-Gon had said, different people react differently. If this was how Trenianna was handling her grief, then Obi-Wan would do everything in his power to help her. It was only his duty.

    The Council had decided that since it had been Obi-Wan who had conveyed her to Coruscant, he should be in charge of her while she was here. Obi-Wan had been hoping he wouldn?t have to shoulder the responsibility of escorting Royalty for much longer, but at least now Qui-Gon was here in case he needed help.

    Her choice of ship was strange too. She had specifically requested the one they came on. He chalked that up to grief as well. Maybe she was hoping that by recreating the situation where she had learned the news, she could make it go away. Maybe she felt the need to decide something, to regain control. Or maybe she just liked the ship. Either way, there was no harm in letting her decide.

    The tall buildings rushed below them as they sped through the ship filled sky. The surface of the planet was miles down, a slum for the poorer people who seemed to inhabit every planet, from the centre of the Republic, to the smallest moon. Some things really were universal.

    Trenianna directed the ship higher, so she could see the entire planet. She had heard that the entire planet was a single city, and wanted to see for herself. To do that they had to leave the smoggy atmosphere of the planet, out into the darkness of space.

    The large observation window gave them an unobstructed view of the planet. Dawn was reaching across the East side of the planet, the light outshining the brightest of lights, and the planet appeared a brownish red colour, specked with green where the few pieces of vegetation left served as parks. The West was still in darkness, lights shone like stars over the surface, causing it to glimmer and shine. They were all colours, red, blue, green, and yellow, but, in the way lights will, they blended into a white gleam.

    Obi-Wan was too busy with watching the dawn break to notice when Trenianna stepped behind him. He only noticed when he felt the cold muzzle of a Blaster press into his back.

    ?I?m sorry Obi-Wan, I really am,? Trenianna?s voice was close to his ear as she lowered it so the pilot couldn?t hear. ?But I have to go home.?
  10. Celes Jedi Knight

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    I, too, am one of the many readers. Don't forget your fans!
  11. Durga2000 Jedi Knight

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    Any time to write yet????
  12. anijj Jedi Knight

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    Great story Don't forget about it though!!!!!
  13. Ping Jedi Knight

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    This is interesting! more!
  14. Master Peael Jedi Knight

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    KEEP POSTING.... WE ARE READING...
  15. Amarice Jedi Knight

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    I'm sorry to keep you guys waiting, but I think I've written myself into a corner. I might be finished the next post by tonight though.
  16. Amarice Jedi Knight

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    Okay, here it is. Right now I'm trying to figure out the next chapter, but I'm not having much luck so it might be awhile before the next one.

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    ?Come on, into the cockpit.? Trenianna pushed him gently toward the front of the ship. Her voice softened and became almost pleading ?Please don?t make trouble, I?m not going to kill you or anything.?

    ?No you?re just going to kidnap me.? Obi-Wan?s voice was icy. He ignored the hurt he felt radiate from her; he wasn?t feeling very sympathetic right now.

    ?Really Obi-Wan, this has nothing to do with you. But it is important that I get home, it may already be too late.? She was steering Obi-Wan towards the cockpit; he realised that the ship had changed course, was now speeding away from Coruscant. A quick look out the window confirmed his suspicions; they had entered hyperspace.

    Entering the cockpit, he saw the pilot first. He was the same man who had taken him to Rallion in the first place. He was tied to a chair bound with ropes that must have been in one of the supply cabinets; neither Trenianna nor her servant had taken anything aboard. Obi-Wan realised that, for some reason, he was glad the pilot was tied up. Then he realised why; there was at least someone who hadn?t betrayed him; he had trusted Trenianna. He had always been told that there was such as thing as being too trusting, he had never believed it. Until now.

    The servant Forgena was piloting. She looked up as they came in. ?Thank goodness you?re here your Highness; I was getting nervous turning my back on him.? She jerked her thumb towards the pilot.

    ?I?ll watch both of them now.? Trenianna reassured her servant.

    Silence prevailed in the cockpit. Trenianna was nervous, one didn?t need the Force to see that; she hadn?t put the blaster down, and if either of her prisoners moved she quickly pointed it at them.

    ?What I want to know is, since when can servants pilot?? The pilot had been watching Forgena?s confident handling of the ship with interest ever since she had assumed the controls.

    ?The answer is; they don?t? Forgena swivelled in her chair with a grin that offset Trenianna?s nervousness.

    ?And yet you do?? The pilot asked

    ?I?m not a servant.?

    ?So you left knowing that you would hijack a ship to get back?? Obi-Wan said as he grasped what Forgena?s statement meant. ?Why didn?t you just stay on Rallion?? It just didn?t make sense.

    ?Well, I had some idea this might happen, but that isn?t why I?m here.? Forgena explained. ?You see, I?m not a servant, I?m a body guard. One of the King?s Shields to be exact.? She stopped there, as if what she had said was all the explanation needed.

    ?What?s a ?King?s Shield??? the pilot seemed interested.

    ?I?ll answer this one Forgena,? Trenianna had stopped fidgeting to add to the conversation, ?King?s Shields are the soldier elite. Their job is to protect and represent my father.?

    ?Then why are you half the galaxy away instead of protecting him?? Obi-Wan was still sulking; all he could think about was how much trouble he?d be in when the council found out he?d screwed up such a simple assignment.

    Forgena looked slightly annoyed by his spiteful question, but she answered anyway. ?I?m protecting his daughter on his orders, besides, where do you think we?re going??

    ?Aren?t you a little young to be a soldier?? the pilot asked. Forgena didn?t look any older than 18.

    ?I?m older than I look; I?m actually 23. That?s why I was chosen for this mission, I can play a young servant.? Both Obi-Wan and the pilot took a longer look at Forgena, now they could see signs of her age, they were subtle, and could belong to a younger girl, but they did attest to her claim.

    Silence descended again until Forgena retired to her quarters, leaving the ship on autopilot and Trenianna with the assurance that nothing would go wrong. Eventually the pilot fell asleep. Outside the ship, stars and planets blended into a shimmering sheet, it?s pale glow flickering inside the cockpit. Inside, weariness had calmed Trenianna?s nerves somewhat, and she was no longer very attentive to her pris
  17. Celes Jedi Knight

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    Great story. Now what happens to Obi-Wan?
  18. Durga2000 Jedi Knight

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    More......more......!!!!!!!!
  19. Gaeriel Jedi Knight

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    Fascinating....totally fascinating...now what's going to happen?????
  20. Hiroko01 Jedi Knight

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    This thread is growing depressingly slowly. More people oughta see it. Up!
  21. Master Peael Jedi Knight

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    MORE IS THERE??

    I'm really enjoying this story... looking for a little inspirtaion of my own....

    Keep writing we're all reading
  22. Amarice Jedi Knight

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    I won't be able to post anymore tomorrow because it's my birthday and my relatives are here, but here's some for now.

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    Rallion was just as Obi-Wan remembered it; a blue and green jewel, it?s ever changing cloud formations scampering across the sky, their white and grey faces battered and twisted by the winds. But this time Obi-Wan was immune to its beauty. Being kidnapped had a habit of affecting people that way.

    Forgena landed the ship a ways from the central city, between them was a huge forest. Even from inside the ship Obi-Wan could here the sound of the wind whipping them from side to side; could see them sway.

    ?Well, this is our stop.? Joked Forgena. ?As soon as we?re ready to leave, we?ll untie you two, and you can go back to Coruscant. Oh, Obi-Wan, the message Trenianna made; it?s in the ships computer.?

    Trenianna appeared from the quarters. While it took the pilot a few seconds to figure out what was changed with her appearance, Obi-Wan knew immediately; the second and third pairs of wing, the sign of Royal blood, were missing. He had expected them to hide the extra wings, otherwise they might as well as taped a sign to Trenianna saying ?Honk if you love Royalty?, so it wasn?t much of a surprise to him that they were gone.

    ?Look, I only have two wings.? Trenianna pirouetted, obviously amused by the fact. As her back was turned to them, both humans saw the hump where the wings were tightly bound underneath her tunic.

    ?Very nice, now put this pack on, Trenianna.? Forgena?s voice was terse. She took slight offence in Trenianna?s amused manner; this was no game. Handing Trenianna a pack to hide the lumps caused by her wings, Forgena?s changed to her normal, good-natured tone. ?Let?s go. We?ve got a long way to go.?

    With a few strokes of her knife, the pilot was free. It took a little longer to free Obi-Wan from the metal cable, but eventually that too was off.

    ?Obi-Wan, I just want you to know that I?m sorry I screwed up your first solo mission, but I really had to do it.? Trenianna was desperately seeking forgiveness; she hated it when someone thought badly of her. That was why her people?s taunting was so wounding, even though she knew she shouldn?t care.

    ?Well, bye. It was great kidnapping you.? Forgena joked as she turned to walk into the woods.

    The pilot muttered something unintelligible.

    Obi-Wan watched them leave. Though he hadn?t told Trenianna, he did feel that her actions were justified. Well, not justified, but he could see why she had done what she did; she felt if she didn?t then her people would be forced to live under a tyrant. Every bone in his body went against the notion of robbing people of their free will, even if it was for their own good. That?s what Jedi were supposed to prevent.

    His mind suddenly clarified. Walking up to the two women, he loudly cleared his throat. Turning around, confusion fleeted across both Trenianna and Forgena?s faces. ?Yes?? They asked in almost unison.

    ?I?m coming too.? He stated simply. Then to be polite, ?If you?ll let me.?

    ?I thought you couldn?t wait to get back to Coruscant.? Forgena was rightfully suspicious of his change of heart.

    ?I know. But I?m a Jedi, and Jedi are supposed to do whatever possible to prevent tyrants from getting into power.? Obi-Wan?s resolve strengthened even as he spoke.

    ?But your master?? Trenianna reminded him.

    Obi-Wan grinned, ?He?ll probably be happy that I finally defied the Council.?

    ?Well then, we have to get going.? Relief tinged Trenianna?s smile.

    The pilot seemed to think Obi-Wan had snapped, but he agreed to take the message from Trenianna to the Council, and inform them that Obi-Wan had opted to help the princess, this time of his own free will.


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  23. Master Peael Jedi Knight

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMARICE!!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!

    I take that as a valid excuse not to write...

    I hope it's a good one! I'll be looking forward to reading more from you soon!
  24. Celes Jedi Knight

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    Happy Birthday, and many more happy ones!
  25. Durga2000 Jedi Knight

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    Have a great birthday... Can't wait for your next posts.
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