It's my first attempt... might have some editing later on. Here's the first chappy. Title The First Author Kynstar Timeframe Few years prior TPM Characters OC's and a few main characters Genre Drama and some action Summary The first of many things for 2 individuals. An initiate becomes a Padawan of a Knight who has never trained a Learner before. The 2 go on their first mission as well - later on during the story. Disclaimer The main characters that were in the movies and Star Wars in general belong to George Lucas. The 'other characters' are mine. I receive no monetary profits from this. 2 main character?s descriptions: Knight Lindoro D?Lockens Species: Human (Corellian) Ht: 6?4? Age: 40 Wt: 220 lbs (slightly muscular) Eyes: Dark blue Hair: Black (long w/pony tail) Facial Hair: Mustache & goatee (neatly trimmed) Lightsaber color: Dark blue Tunic coloring: Light brown shirt & dark brown leggins Boots: Black and knee high Robe: Dark brown Padawan Learner Menaria Darce Species: Human (Alderaanian) Age: 12 Ht: 5? Wt: 120 lbs Eyes: Emerald green Hair: Red (shoulder length w/Padawan braid) Lightsaber color: Dark green Tunic coloring: white shirt w/beige leggins Boots: Dark brown Robe: Brown Excitement was evident upon the face of the newly made Padawan. I?m not going to have to leave! I?m a?a?I?m a Padawan Learner! Her green eyes shimmered with the tears of joy she longed to shout but did not. I must keep my bearing?yes?Jedi calm. Though hard to do and as well as hard to keep from fidgeting, the young girl kept still. Face flushed slightly, she smiled and nodded her thanks to those who congratulated herself and her Master. Master! I have a Master! Her smile widen at the thought. Her mind a whirl as the memory of when Knight Lindoro D?Lockens asked the most important question a Knight could ask of an initiate. I never knew he was even interested? Flashback from yesterday The day was proving to be one of her roughest ever. Test after test was being administered in each subject being studied. At the end of each year, all initiates were tested on how much they had learned throughout the year. Uggg! I?m gonna fall asleep against this wall!!! Menaria thought as she was leaning against the wall, fighting off a yawn and waiting her turn at being tested. Arms crossed, she watched one of her fellow students sparring against the kata instructor. Master Lenart was working the student hard. He isn?t holding back at all?not good for Seriu. She thought as she saw the boy stumble slightly after executing a near perfect flip over the Master. The boy?s gruff ?hmf? could be heard as he recovered and pressed forward, striking low on the bulky instructor. Master Lenart might not be very tall, but the man made it up in his broad shoulders and chest. The Master wasn?t even sweating at all. His long blond hair had been pulled back into a ponytail for the testing of the students. The hair extended well pass his shoulders and nearly even with his belt. Seriu?s short-cropped hair was drenched in sweat. If one had not known the boy, they would have assumed his hair was black instead of dark brown. The sweat had caused it to darken. The boy?s clothing was beginning to stick to his body due to the exertion of his work out. At last the boy stumbled again and Master Lenart disarmed him. Seriu leaned over, trying to recover his breath as the Master used the Force to retrieve the boy?s saber. "Well done, Seriu. But you once again did not allow the Force to guide you. You must work on your focusing, young one. When a Jedi tires, the Jedi must focus even more upon the Force. The Force can re-energize you for a while. Go shower, once you are through you are released for the day like the other students were." Master Lenart smiled down at the boy while giving him back the saber. Seriu nodded his thanks and grasped the saber. "I will try harder and practice more on my focusing." He bowed and passed Menaria. "Good luck.