Title: A Series of Yoda drabbles this is Author: Kelia Characters: Yoda and various OC?s Timeframe: Will vary but most will be centered on Yoda as a youngling. A/N: This is my response to [link=http://boards.theforce.net/fan_fiction_resource/b10304/29939860/p1/?28]The Fourth UDC[/link] Flash in the pan Yoda closed his eyes and inhaled deeply as he immersed his entire being into the Force. ?You may begin.? In an instant, his lightsaber ignited and he began a furious series of parries and attacks. Keeping his eyes closed, he allowed the Force to guide him until his opponent landed flat on his back. He shut down his lightsaber and turned to an open-mouthed Master Knault. ?That..that?was?how old are you again?? ?Twelve, I am,? Yoda answered, his voice twinged with worry. Had he done something wrong? ?Excellent,? Knault finished, quickly recovering his bearings. Yoda smiled and helped his opponent up. Out on a Limb ?Help!? Yoda?s head snapped up as he jumped to his feet. Four-year-old initiate Naren was standing under a tree, tears streaming down his cheeks. ?Hurt are you?? Yoda asked, his eyes carefully traveling over the Twi?lek?s body. ?No,? he cried pointing to a heavy limb above them where a tiny pitten sat, quietly watching the activity below. ?I can?t get him back down!? Naren cried. ?Relax, rescue your pet I will.? Extracting his claws, Yoda quickly scaled the tree, tucked the pitten under an arm and slid back down. ?Safe he is,? he smiled, handing the purring pet to Naren. Out of the Blue Master Quix yawned, taking a moment to stretch before opening the massive doors to the Jedi Temple. She hated the morning shift, standing guard against the curious citizens and occasional tourists who refused to respect the Jedi?s privacy. ?Why can?t everyone just leave us alone?? she thought, stepping outside and nearly tripping over the bundle at her feet. Quix gasped with surprise as she gazed down at the tiny creature with pointed ears contently sleeping. She had never seen such an odd baby before. She quickly glanced around and, not seeing anyone, gently picked up the creature and headed inside. Wet Behind The Ears ?Repeat after me.? ?After me repeat.? ?No,? Master Quix sighed. In the four years since discovering Yoda outside the Temple, she?d grown quite fond of the unique creature and jumped at every opportunity to teach him. His speech lessons, however, were proving to be taxing. ?Talk like me,? she tried again. ?Like me talk,? Quix groaned. ?You must learn to talk properly.? ?Talk properly you must learn.? Quix gapped at him for a moment before chuckling, ?you have your way of speaking and I have mine,? she paused. ?I?m sure you?ll keep the council on its toes through the years.? Heat of the Moment ?What are you, anyway?? Yoda ignored the question, focusing on the tiny insects crawling through the grass by his feet. ?What?s the matter?? Thelcar taunted with a sneer, ?Don?t you know what kind of freak you are?? Yoda?s hands clenched into fists. ?If curious you are,? he began in a tight voice, ?available records are in the archives to search through.? ?I ain?t -,? ?Then shut up you should.? ?Make me!? Thelcar challenged, reaching for his lightsaber. Yoda jumped to his feet, one clawed hand scratching Thelcar?s throat, scarring his vocal cords. ?Silent for a few weeks, you will be.?