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Catching a Dream; (Anakin/Tahiri, very AU) - COMPLETED 9/25

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  1. Jedi_Anakin_Solo

    Jedi_Anakin_Solo Jedi Knight star 5

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    STAR WARS
    CATCHING A DREAM


    By- [hl=black]Jedi_Anakin_Solo[/hl]

    Rating- PG-13

    Timeframe- NJO (Vongless AU) - 29 A.B.Y.

    Genres- Adventure, Alternate Universe, Romance

    Central Characters- Anakin Solo, Tahiri Veila

    Secondary Characters- Original Characters

    Summary- When young Tahiri's Veila's parents are killed, she is cared for and raised by Tusken Raiders, right? Wrong. A bounty hunter discovers the young Force sensitive girl instead and trains her to become the best bounty hunter ever.

    Author's Note- The Bounty Hunter's Guild was not disbanded in this AU.
     
  2. Jedi_Anakin_Solo

    Jedi_Anakin_Solo Jedi Knight star 5

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    ONE











    She had the grace of a feline. She could put a zone ball player on his rear or get a professional assassin to the point of screaming for mercy without raising her heartrate. She could face an entire platoon of trained soldiers and expect to come out not only alive, but gloriously victorious.

    Her parents had been killed when she was very young. Too young to remember them. It was possible that some remnant of that trauma remained somewhere in the back of her mind, but if it did, she was extremely good at hiding it.

    Her jade green eyes were focused and intent, always searching. Those eyes were trained eyes. Trained to take in every detail of her surroundings, should she require it later. Her golden mane of hair tended to flow behind her as she fought or ran, adding to her effortless grace in combat.

    She was Tahiri Veila.

    Tahiri was absolutely leathal in combat; everything about her was perfectly shaped and honed into a weapon. She was trained in almost a hundred different forms of armed and unarmed combat. She had stood toe-to-toe with some of the greatest fighters in the Bounty Hunter's Guild. When it came to combat, Tahiri seemed perfect in every way.

    But Tahiri had a weakness. A weakness that she still couldn't quite explain. Every night, as she lay down to sleep, the dreams came. And they were always centered around the same person. Someone, to her knowledge, she had never met.

    They came erratically, but the same details about them were consistently vivid. Tahiri saw those deep ice blue eyes, and felt as though she might drown under their scrutiny. She felt the warmth of his arms around her. She felt secure and intent as she rested her head against his chest, his arms sheltering her from anything in the outside world that would dare intrude.

    Tahiri didn't know how she knew this, but she knew that he was a Jedi. She knew it as surely as she knew that she breathed in oxygen and exhaled carbon dioxide. And he was perfect and precious to her, touching a soft spot the hardened warrior didn't know she had.

    But the most important thing Tahiri knew about this boy was that he was hers. All hers. She hadn't been able to call anything hers since her training as a bounty hunter had began - which had basically been her entire life. The very idea of the boy being hers sent a shiver down Tahiri's spine.

    Tahiri awoke, just as she always did, not wanting the dream to end. But it had to end eventually, didn't it? It was just a dream, after all, no matter how vivid it might be. Go back to sleep, she scolded herself. This is the most important day of your life, your first comission as a real bounty hunter. There's no reason not to get as much rest as you can.

    But inside she knew that a true good night's rest was not yet possible. She wasn't exactly whole yet. And she couldn't be whole yet. Not until she found this Jedi Boy. And not until she made him hers.
     
  3. DarthSnuggles1121

    DarthSnuggles1121 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Verrrrry nice, J_A_S. This is a really interesting idea, and, as that first post demonstrates, it's very well executed. The descriptions are great, and that part about the boy from her dreams being "hers" is just awesome. Keep it up! :D
     
  4. Sache8

    Sache8 Jedi Master star 4

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    Well, I must say that Tahiri the bounty hunter is much cooler than Tahiri the sand people girl. That always confused me.


    Anyhoo.....


    Great beginnning. I can see things are moving right along! ;)
     
  5. Darth_Silenous

    Darth_Silenous Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Brilliant, vividly written, and--yes, Kev, I mean it--chilling.

    But the most important thing Tahiri knew about this boy was that he was hers. All hers. She hadn't been able to call anything hers since her training as a bounty hunter had began - which had basically been her entire life. The very idea of the boy being hers sent a shiver down Tahiri's spine.

    How could that NOT be chilling? Tahiri is way cool here, but is simulataneouly quite frightening...her sense of ownership rivals Anakin Skywalker's. Excellent portrayal--I like her already. ;)

    But inside she knew that a true good night's rest was not yet possible. She wasn't exactly whole yet. And she couldn't be whole yet. Not until she found this Jedi Boy. And not until she made him hers.

    That was...amazing. [face_shocked]

    Superb start, Kev. I'll be watching this--and look, this is MOI, the biggest NJO pessimist on this side of the galaxy... ;)




     
  6. JadeSaber

    JadeSaber Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Very interesting start, J_A_S.

    I like how she already knows that a certain blue-eyed Jedi is hers... [face_mischief]
     
  7. Jedi_Sari

    Jedi_Sari Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Possesive isn't she? ;) Wouldnt be Tahiri if she wasn't. I like the bounty hunter idea, while the Tuskan's aren't what one would call dull...I kinda get the feeling that this will prove to be very interesting. :)
     
  8. Jedi_Anakin_Solo

    Jedi_Anakin_Solo Jedi Knight star 5

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    The informants exchanged nervous glances. They sat in a cantina in the Southern District of Coruscant, waiting for the meeting to begin.

    "Jedi are never late," the first informant grumbled. "Something is wrong here. Very wrong."

    "Oh give it a rest," the second replied with a slight sigh. He could barely see his companion in the dim lighting of the cantina, but knew that he was quaking in childish fear. "He'll get here when he gets here."

    They were not exactly informants, not in the information brokering business as the Jedi had been led to believe. Both of them were a member of an anti-Jedi faction. And they would be making an example of any Jedi that came to meet them. And whoever meets us will likely be a perfect example. They'll send someone young, obviously. Picking up information from an informant isn't exactly a high profile mission.

    Because of the shadows, the Jedi's appearance was sudden and surprising. Both informants nearly jumped out of their seats when he sat down across from them. He wore his Jedi cloak, hood up, further shielding himself from scrutiny. "You have information for us?" he inquired without preemble.

    "Afraid not," the first replied. He drew his blaster and aimed it right at the Jedi. "I want your hands where I can see them. Any sudden movements and I'll blow your head off."

    He still couldn't see the Jedi's face, but he got the distinct impression that he was smirking from his tone. "Tell me you're kidding."

    "Jedi, I'm holding the blaster here."

    The Jedi waved his hand slightly, a barely noticible gesture. "I am leaving now, you will not impeed my progress."

    The man shook his head, trying to clear it. He had been warned about Jedi Mind Tricks. "We have twenty people in this cantina, there isn't a single table that doesn't have one of us at it. You'll never make it out of here alive."

    "Wrong answer," the Jedi replied cooly.

    The thug fired quickly, but the Jedi's saber came alive with a snap-hiss. A violet blade pierced through the darkness and blocked the blaster bolt effortlessly.

    By the vibrant light, they finally got a good look at the Jedi. The thug with the blaster gasped in recognition. "It's Solo!"

    Throughout the cantina, chairs were pushed away from tables, and blasters were drawn. Anakin Solo merely smiled thinly. He shrugged off his Jedi robe. Under it, he wore a simple tunic of a neutral color, slacks, and nerf-hide boots. "I am leaving," Anakin announced again. He looked at each of the armed Anti-Jedi in turn. "How I leave is your decision."

    One by one, they set down their blasters. Anakin's smile became a grin. "Right answer."
     
  9. Sache8

    Sache8 Jedi Master star 4

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    Hehe. That was great, Kev. [face_devil]

    Apparently, Anakin's reputation precedes him. ;)


    **sigh** Back to work..... 4 more hours till the weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. Jedi_Knight_Satine

    Jedi_Knight_Satine Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Wow! Great AU idea J_A_S!
     
  11. J_K_DART

    J_K_DART Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Oh Ke-ev... PM me when you start this I said, remember? ;)

    Nm, I found it (wonder of wonders, JK NOTICED something! Btw, I've heard of a club Anakin and Tahiri Forever - bob me a link willya? Tx!)

    This is good! I like! Anakin's gotten to be famous :D - and I bet him and Tahiri are gonna cross paths soon!

    (Btw, I like the Tahiri characterisation!)

    Good show!
     
  12. Jedi_Anakin_Solo

    Jedi_Anakin_Solo Jedi Knight star 5

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    Thanks Dart :). A/T Forver? Never heard of it, I don't post on Lit or EU Community anymore, though, so that's not surprising.
     
  13. Jedi_Knight_Satine

    Jedi_Knight_Satine Jedi Padawan star 4

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    It's on the EU thread.
     
  14. Jedi_Tenel_Ka

    Jedi_Tenel_Ka Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Great start. I'm really loving it so far. :)
     
  15. Alybrylla

    Alybrylla Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Wow, that's a wonderful begining Jedi_Anakin_Solo... I'll keep my eye on this :)

    Oh... I don't know when Anakin and Tahiri were born, so how old are they here?
     
  16. Jedi_Anakin_Solo

    Jedi_Anakin_Solo Jedi Knight star 5

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    Anakin is 19, Tahiri is 17. And thanks for reading :).
     
  17. CoolSaber

    CoolSaber Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Well, here I am! :D

    J_A_S, I love this idea. It's really great, keep it up!

    Hey Dart! Here's your link: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=8159006&page=17]ATF: Anakin and Tahiri Forever[/link]
     
  18. Jedi_Anakin_Solo

    Jedi_Anakin_Solo Jedi Knight star 5

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    A hushed silence came over the Jedi Council Chamber as Anakin entered. He
    smiled slightly to himself. He seemed to have that effect lately. He liked
    to believe that he was not as flashy or melodramatic as Kyp Durron, but he
    knew that a lot of older Jedi disapproved of him for varrying reasons. Well,
    maybe it had more to do with the general disapproval that seemed to come
    with being a teenager, even one nineteen years of age.

    Well, they could call him whatever they wanted. But they could not
    call him full of himself. Anakin did not consider himself a hero. He had
    done nothing, in his estimation, to warrent the title. Simply being a Jedi
    was insufficient. That was being a member of a group, and Anakin Solo would
    have himself judged by his own merrits.

    He stopped in the center of the chamber and bowed deeply. "Master
    Skywalker," he greeted the Coucil's Leader.

    Luke Skywalker, Anakin's uncle and the Jedi Master who had trained him,
    smiled easily. He was no longer in active service beyond his position on the
    Council, but it was well known that he was one of the most powerful Jedi
    ever. "Hello, Anakin," he replied. "I heard about your handling of the...
    ah... situation in the Corellian District. A tad dramatci, perhaps, but
    nothing Kyp Durron-esque."

    Anakin allowed himself a slight smile. It was often suggested that he was in
    many ways a young Luke Skywalker. Speaking on a merely physical level,
    Anakin resembled his uncle more than either of his parents, aside from his
    darker hair. And he was strong in the Force. Master Skywakler himself had
    suggested that Anakin might be even stronger than him.

    But that doesn't make me better than him or anyone else for that
    matter,
    Anakin reflected. I have done almost nothing for the galaxy,
    comparitively speaking.


    "You handled the situation quite well," Luke concluded.

    "Thank you, Master," Anakin replied. "But I take it you didn't call me here
    for this."

    "No," Luke affirmed. "We have traced the supposed informants back to a large
    group of anti-Jedi. The meeting was obviously a trap."

    "I had concluded as much," Anakin agreed with a twinge of sarcasm.

    "They botched this attempt," Luke went on patiently. "But this is dangerous,
    Anakin."

    "After you were assaulted, we ran a search for any anamoly in any body
    dealing with the Jedi," Mara Jade Skywalker took over. As the Jedi Council's
    Intel Specialist, Anakin's aunt was responsible for information gathering
    and covert operations. The parts of the Jedi Order you didn't hear about on
    the HoloNet. "We couldn't find anything."

    "So," Corran Horn added, "we made a few adjustments." Corran Horn was once
    an agent for CorSec, so it didn't surprise Anakin that he was in on the
    information gathering aspect of this briefing. "Deductive reasoning happens
    to be my forté, so I suggested that we expand our parameters to anything
    regarding the New Republic."

    "And you found something," Anakin guessed.

    "Very good," Mara rejoined with a slight smile. "Of course, the fact that
    you were summoned makes that fairly obvious."

    "Deductive reasoning is my forté too," Anakin replied with a sardonic smile.

    "We did turn up something," Mara went on. "A dummy corporation with
    anti-Republic connections recently made a sizable payment to a set of
    accounts. After the bothced attempt to abduct you, the accounts were
    closed."

    "So they're anti-Republican too," Anakin nodded in understanding. "If that's
    the case, why not just apprehend them?"

    "that would require judicial approval," Mara replied. "By the time we got
    said approval, they could go to ground and we'd never hear from them again."

    "But if we caught them in the act -" Anakin guessed.

    "Exactly," Mara affirmed. "Anakin, I'm going to be brutally honest here. We
    intend to use you as bait."

    "How?" Anakin inquired, not protesting.

    "Are you familiar with the planet Chandrila?"

    "It's an agricutural world," Anakin said with a slight shrug. "In the core
    worlds. I
     
  19. Mcily_Nochi

    Mcily_Nochi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    LOL!!! I love Jacen and Jaina! Great job!

    I seem to have caught up. Interesting premise. I wonder if Anakin has been having dreams about Tahiri as well?
     
  20. Zara_Rose

    Zara_Rose Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Tell me more.





















    Please?
     
  21. Jedi_Knight_Satine

    Jedi_Knight_Satine Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I liked how they said "Maybe he'll meet a girl" and he got kinda huffy :D . They really don't have anything to do.

    Great post!
     
  22. Sache8

    Sache8 Jedi Master star 4

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    I like how you told us some of who were on the Jedi Council as the post went on, not just dumping them all on us at the beginning.


    "Maybe you'll meet a cute girl!"



    Maybe he will.... ;) :p
     
  23. JadeSaber

    JadeSaber Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Nice update, Kev! I really liked the banter between Jacen and Jaina. ;)
     
  24. Amidala_Skywalker

    Amidala_Skywalker Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    After listening to you explain this storyline, I couldn't help but check it out. Lovely work, Kev! I look forward to more, especially with the 'Solo team'.

    Am [face_love]
     
  25. Jedi_Anakin_Solo

    Jedi_Anakin_Solo Jedi Knight star 5

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    CHAPTER TWO











    A full standard week later, Anakin descended the last rung of the ladder from his X-wing and hopped to the ground. Not much had changed in the five days since his briefing. That was a good sign; the anti-Republicans hadn't done whatever they intended to do yet. That meant that Anakin still had time
    to stop them.

    Full diplomatic clearance had given Anakin the latitude to approach on whatever course he wanted. Chandrila was simply stunning from orbit. Mostly covered by vast oceans, the planet had only two major continents. The land was mostly covered by forests, but Chandrila was more known for its grassy
    plains than its forests. From space, the only visible city had been Hanna. It was not only the planet's capital; it was also the largest city on the planet.

    Other than Hanna, settlements on Chandrila tended to be small intimite towns. Because of a low birth rate, Anakin recalled from the briefing, Chandrila's population of roughly 1.2 billion remained just about constant.

    "Fiver," Anakin called up. "Close her up and run a postflight."

    The droid whistled in understanding, and Anakin slipped off his flight helmet. He tossed it into the cockpit before the canopy closed, then surveyed his surroundings. Hanna was even more beautiful from the ground than it was from space. A quick survey was enough for Anakin to realize that the Chandrilans had opted for an Alderaanian style of architecture. He recognized the polished white surfaces, gentle curves, and contrasting tall spires that were common on his mother's dead home planet.

    Though it was mostly known as an gricultural planet and for its natural beauty, Chandrila was known for one other thing. Politics. It had what was probably the most interesting planetary government in the galaxy. Every single citizen had a voice in the government. Politics was openly debated, much like philosophy on Alderaan. It was even a hobby for most Chandrilans. Again the parallels between this planet and Alderaan struck Anakin.

    In other words, Mon Mothma wasn't a fluke. She was simply the best of the best. The idea was slightly intimidating to Anakin. He wasn't exactly the most politically minded individual in the galaxy. Forget evading capture, he had already found the most difficult part of his mission.

    A Chandrilan official approached him almost immediately. Anakin's blue jumpsuit was wrinkled from his long inactivity during the journey, so he straightened it before turning to face the official. He knew his hair was tossled, but he didn't have to time or patience to do anything about that at the moment.

    He shook the official's offered hand. "I'm Anakin Solo," he greeted pleasantly.

    "Tihira Lancer," the woman introduced herself. "I'm from Chandrilan Security."

    Anakin forced his jaw not to drop when he finally took a good look at her. He felt like he had been punched in the stomach. She was his age, if not younger. Her eyes were a fierce emerald green, and her hair was flowing and golden. She was simply beautiful. Anakin couldn?t explain why, but felt drawn to her.

    "Master Jedi, I'm here to guide you and watch over you until you get the feel for the planet. I know a Jedi can take care of himself, but it wouldn't hurt to have someone watching your back. So, are you up for the guided tour?"

    Aunt Mara told me to visit the places tourists don't go. "I think I can find my own way around."

    Agent Lancer flashed him a smile that made Anakin's insides feel oddly warm and seemed to give his knees a jelly-like consistency... "Are you sure?" she inquired.

    This isn't in your mission parameters, Anakin. Get out of this. But Anakin ignored the nagging voice. It was entirely possible that he could learn something from this. She was an agent of Chandrilan security, after all.

    You're rationalizing, the annoying voice persisted.

    Okay, so I'm rationalizing. Yes, I find her intriguing. Is that so wrong?

    Yes.

    Once again ignoring the nagging voice, Anakin smiled polite
     
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