Chapter IX: What's It Like to Die?Chapter IX: What's it like to die?
So this is what it's like to die. You don't feel hungry or thirsty. You feel no pain or comfort, no warmth nor cold, because you are the unliving representation. My name is Padmé Naberrie Amidala and I died for love. When I awaken the first thing I hear is the slow unsteady *beep* *beep* *beep* (__/\____/\__/\__) of the heart monitor. What I see is the overly exhausted, red eyed, heartbroken, fragile looking Padawan sitting in the chair right beside my bed.
My father walks in and sits beside Obi-Wan; his eyes are red from crying too. "Obi-Wan this isn't your fault" Obi-Wan responds in a whisper "No Sir; it is" My father looks sadly at Obi-Wan "May I?" Obi-Wan nods, gets up, and leaves. My father takes his spot right next to the bed. He holds my cold hand and shudders; he puts his head in his hands and cries. Never in my life have I seen my dad so afraid.
Chapter VIII: Love Has A PriceChapter VIII: Love Has A Price
Padmé and I look into the shadows cast eerily around us. I hear a super quiet whisper, I wonder if Padmé heard it too. "Well then Girlie, you won't mind if I kill him then, would you?" Seconds later Padmé and Xantos are being electrocuted. Xantos hollers out in pain and Padmé is lying on the ground not hollering anything at all. I try to lean down to see if she's okay but I am stopped short. A bounty hunter comes out of the shadows. "Freeze Jedi Scum, one move an your girlie here dies a death of 2000 volts." I look at Padmé she isn't being electrocuted, neither is Xantos, but she isn't breathing very well either. The bounty hunter aims their blaster at me. I hear the shot fired but I don't feel it. Padmé is lying on the ground, her chest bleeding out, Xantos is leaning over her, and the bounty hunter is gone. I have tears streaming out of my eyes, and Qui-Gon, a group of medical droids and other Jedi are running to
Chapter VII: Rumor Has ItChapter VII: Rumor Has It
I'm standing there; Obi-Wan Kenobi is staring at me; as if I'm a ghost or some kind of freak. "Obi-Wan?" I look nervously at him. He hugs me tightly; only when he hugs me do I realize how cold it is. "So the rumors are true?" I turn my head to look at Xantos. "Xantos Blake, What are you talking about?" Obi-Wan and Xantos start laughing, blushing and totally embarrassed I hide my face with my hair and bury my head in Obi-Wan's chest. This isn't very helpful since he's in his pajamas and not his Jedi Robes. "Padmé" I try to hide my head more, unsuccessful I reply "She isn't available right now, Can I take a message?" Obi-Wan kisses my shoulder and up to my cheek. Once again Xantos proclaims that the rumors are true. Obi-Wan; sensing my embarrassment asks for both of us "What are you talking about?" Xantos looks stunned "What rumors, what rumors! The ones about you and Padmé." We both look at him confused, he sighs. "You know, bein
Chapter VI: Hoods Don't Hide AllChapter VI: Hoods Don't Hide All
I am standing behind Qui-Gon; the exhaustion has practically consumed me fully. "What is it Master?" I don't bother hiding the annoyance in my voice. "I don't know, ask your friends." I look past him; I see Xantos and some hooded figure, I cannot tell who the hooded figure is, but judging by the curve of their body, and I think the fullness of their bottom lip that they are a girl. "Kenobi, can you come with us for a while." Xantos snaps me out of the trance the hooded girl put on me. I look at Master Qui-Gon he sighs and nods "Ok, I'm coming" Qui-Gon walks back into his room and closes the door. The three of us walk along in silence; Xantos is with the hooded girl, in front of me. Although her identity is hidden, she still is pretty attractive.
Xantos starts chuckling, I glare at him. The girl turns her head to look at me, I am embarrassed, she realizes I was looking at her. Xantos stops walking "Ok Kenobi, Guess who I found?" look at him like he's an
Chapter V: Guess Things Happen That WayChapter V: Guess Things Happen That Way
I am kissing Obi-Wan Kenobi, well he kissed me first, but it is still incredible. Master Qui-Gon clears his throat and only then do I realize he was standing there the whole time. I pull away from Obi-Wan. Qui-Gon looks at Obi-Wan, and Obi-Wan looks at him. After a few awkward minutes of silence C-3PO shuffles in "We've come out of hyperspace and are now approaching Coruscant" Qui-Gon finally speaks "Strap yourselves in" "Yes Master" "Ok Qui-Gon". After the ship lands Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, C-3PO, R2-D2, and I walk out and are greeted by some members of the Jedi Council. "It is good to see you are unharmed your highness." "Thank You Master Windu" A group of padawans are standing behind the Council members. They are staring at Obi-Wan and I, then they look away trying to conceal their laughter. I looked away from them, the anger bubbling inside me, I thought I was going to explode, but a hand on my shoulder kept me level. I thought it was Obi-
Chapter IV: Kiss of a LifetimeChapter IV: Kiss of a Lifetime
"Master Qui-Gon!?!" My eyes are wide with shock as Obi-Wan's master is standing in front of me. "Have you seen my padawan?" there is a hint in his voice that he knows something is amiss, I think back to the three long days ago when I kissed him. I kissed Obi-Wan Kenobi, and I bet there isn't a Jedi in the universe who doesn't know. "I haven't seen him lately Master." He clears his throat and looks over my shoulder. I turn around to see Obi-Wan running towards us. "Master?" "I need you to come to Coruscant immediately." he looks at Obi-Wan and I "Coruscant?" "Yes your highness. There is a ship waiting in the hangar, I will meet you there." Obi-Wan and I run to the hangar, halfway there I put my hand on his belt. He stares at me confused, embarrassed, and something else that I can't quite tell what. I pull his lightsaber off his belt and turn it on, moments later I am surrounded by battle droids.
I look at Pad
Chapter III: Accidental Slip-upChapter III: Accidental Slip-up
I never thought I would be here in Padmé's room. I can't believe that only two weeks ago my Master sent me on a solo mission to protect her. She is sitting on the edge of the bed in dry clothes, her hair still soaking wet on the semi-dry towel placed on her shoulders. She turns her head and looks at me "Obi-Wan?" I snap out of my thoughts "Yes M'lady?" she frowns a little "M'lady?" letting out a short sigh she continues "What is Master Qui-Gon up to?" I was a little disappointed, that wasn't exactly what I was hoping she would ask. "Well m'- .Padmé" she smiles at the lesser formality. "He is very busy, distracted even." "Why?" "I'm not really sure. He contacted me yesterday asking about you." I bite my tongue, realizing I shouldn't have said that.
She notices my distress and lets it go "Ok Obi-Wan" she puts her hand in mine and looks at me; fascinated. I really hope that I don't have to go back to Coruscant anytime soon. We lean in closer
Chapter II: Caution When WetChapter II: Caution When Wet
"I may have underestimated you Obi-Wan" "And I you Padmé" at that I smile. "How did you get so good" I look at him the confusion radiating off of me. "When I was younger, I would sneak into the guard training center, and just train" "Why?" now the confusion is radiating off of him. I simply reply "I hate the idea of people risking their lives to protect me" he smiles. "Well it's my job" I look at him. "Well I wish you wouldn't" his smile widens; in my opinion he is pretty handsome for someone his age, which luckily is the same age as me. In the midst of my thoughts I feel cold water surround me. "Padmé! Are you okay?" his eyes are wide and he is holding his hand out to me. I grab it and pull him into the water.
"Hey!" "Yes Obi-Wan?" I smile sweetly, he rolls his eyes "Ha ha. Very funny, but how are-" My dad appears behind me, Obi-Wan's gaze moves from my eyes to above my head, I turn around slowly and start to feel woozy. "Hi Dad" he looks down at
Chapter I: Choice of FateChapter I: Choice of Fate
My feet are tired. I look around, Alec Slampter is standing right next to me, if it wasn't for his tattoo slightly peeking out of his uniform I wouldn't have known it was him. "Hey Kenobi, her dad is going to pick me again, while you sit helplessly on the sidelines watching me win her affection." I turn my head so I am facing him. I calmly whisper back. "She isn't a prize to be won." "Whatever Kenobi, at least the old man stopped talking." I turn my attention back to Ruwee; his youngest daughter is standing next to him. I wonder if he realizes how truly bored she is. He turns and looks at her, unaware of her feelings and nods. With a short sigh she steps forward and walks along the wall, lined with guards like myself.
It is the first time Ruwee is letting her pick her own personal guard, but I doubt I will be selected. She is standing in front of Alec and I looking at us carefully. She meets my eyes briefly then turns away. Alec smirks; she turns back and look