Star Wars: The Phantom Menace: Part One
Together Again On Naboo

By Aftran Skywalker.

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Disclaimer: I don't own any of the characters or anything like that so don't sue me.

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Author's Note: This has a little PokeMon stuff in it so if you don't like PokeMon, don't read this.

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PROLOGUE

In the lead Trade Federation battleship that was one of many orbiting the planet Naboo, two figures waited in a conference room. One of them was staring out the window while the other was watching the one who was staring into space. The one who was at the window was twenty five year old Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the one watching him was his Jedi Master, fifty-three year old Qui-Gon Jinn. Qui-Gon sighed and shook his head. He knew that fourteen years before all this, Obi-Wan had been twelve years old and so had his best friend, twelve year old Aftriya Sunarcher. Why she had left them Qui-Gon would probably never know, but it had hurt Obi-Wan deeply. The two had been best friends ever since they were five. They had been both raised at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant and over the years had forged a strong friendship out of the things they had in common. Now though, Aftriya was gone, and Obi-Wan missed her dearly. He needed to let go of his pain and loss but the boy would not listen to him!

. He was convinced that she still lived although that the news had said that they had found the remains and debris of a crashed and burned Sunarcher vessel on the planet Naboo. Obi-Wan had been crushed to hear that news. He had wept for days on end. But something had told them both that Aftriya was still alive...

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Obi-Wan stared out the window and heaved a sad sigh. His mind was calm, but his heart raged and he felt hollow, like an empty clam shell. He couldn't stop thinking and worrying about Aftriya. She had been a loyal friend to him and now where was she? He shook his head and drank some juri juice. Then a violent disturbance in the Force brought him and Qui-Gon to their feet and as one they pulled their lightsabers from their belts. They saw nothing, but Obi-Wan's senses told him about the green air seeping into the room...

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Nute Gunray watched in dismay as the two Jedi broke out of their metal tomb and raced towards the bridge. Movement caught his eyes and he turned to a second monitor. This one showed a third person running towards the hangar bay. This human had long fiery bronze hair, a slender but strong body, long and very strong legs, wearing a dark cerise tunic and a dark pine green cloak with black boots: and it was carrying a lightsaber! (Another Jedi?) Nute thought in disbelief. (Impossible! Those two males were the only ones on the ship!) Thinking quickly he sealed the doors to the bridge and dispatched three destroyer droids to 'take care' of the intruders.

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Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon dropped from the air vent into the hangar bay behind a bunch of crates. (It's a good thing droids don't have any imagination,) Qui-Gon thought grimly. Beside him Obi-Wan hissed something potent in Sunarchera, the Sunarchers native language.

"Lurishinira," he growled.

That meant "Son of a bitch" in Sunarchera. Qui-Gon looked questioningly at his Padawan and Obi-Wan pointed to the invasion army stationed in front of them. Qui-Gon shook his head. Then an idea came to him.

"Let's split up. We'll stow away on separate ships and meet down on the planet."

Obi-Wan nodded. Then he smiled slyly at his Master.

"You were right about one thing, Master."

He said with a sly twinkle in his eye.

"The negotiations were short."

Qui-Gon snorted in muffled laughter and they split up and headed for different ships. Neither Jedi noticed the feminine warrior sneaking aboard one of the transport pods.

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CHAPTER ONE

Qui-Gon had never ran so fast in his life. He knew that an MTT or Modified Troop Transport had seen him and was giving chase, but that was the least of his problems at the moment, because a native alien was clinging to him and slowing him down. The MTT was very close now. He made a quick decision and threw himself face down into the mud and swamp water. The MTT passed right over him, convinced that it had killed him. Qui-Gon got up and while he wrung the water out of the lowermost part of his robes he scanned the tree line. The alien was named Jar Jar Binks and he said that he had a life debt to Qui-Gon. Then a thrumming noise filled the air. Qui-Gon pushed the Gungan(for that's what Jar Jar was) onto the ground and then he pulled his lightsaber. Obi-Wan came pelting out of the trees and two Trade Fed. battle droids were chasing him on a kind of droid speeder called a STAP. But before they could get a target lock on the young Jedi Padawan, a tail the color of fire with a fireb!

all at the tip whipped out and hit one droid, reducing it to smoking debris. The other droid aimed its blaster cannons at the bushes where the tail had come from. Then there was a loud roar and a slender figure leaped out from the bushes. The figure was female, and she looked verr familiar to Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon. Fiery bronze hair, blue green eyes, pale gold skin, slender but strong body and long but strong legs, wearing a dark cerise tunic and dark pine green cloak, black boots and a gold leather belt with the insignia of the PokeMon Masters(which looked like that of a fully grown Charizard with wings raised and sitting upright) and she also had ruby clips in her hair to keep it out of her face. The woman shouted something and there was a flash of white light. In her place was a Jolteon, an Electric PokeMon which lived on the stormy planet of Vjun. The little Jolteon/woman let loose with a Thunderbolt Attack and blew the droid to pieces. Then she changed back to her tall, lan!

ky self. she turned to face the two male Jedi and her eyes widened in recognition.

"Qui-Gon Jinn? Obi-Wan Kenobi? It's been a long time since I last saw you two."

Obi-Wan's mouth dropped open. The woman standing in front of them was none other than the long lost Aftriya Sunarcher, PokeMon Master...and Jedi Padawan!


Star Wars: The Phantom Menace: Part Two
Escape Into The Core

By Aftran Skywalker.



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Author's Note and Disclaimer
I don't own any of these characters or nothing like that, so don't sue me.
Warning: If you don't like PokeMon then don't read this.
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PROLOGUE
Obi-Wan was stunned. Aftriya---alive? It couldn't be! He could only stand there and stare at the friend that he had presumed dead. The twenty five year old Sunarcher took one look at him and her familiar laugh, warm and friendly, burst out. "Obi-Wan, what's the matter with you? You look like a Magikarp that just got pulled out of the water!" Obi-Wan snapped his mouth shut and grabbed her in a tight embrace. Aftriya hugged him back as well. Tears filled her eyes and she buried her face in his shoulder. Obi-Wan couldn't help crying a little bit himself: he was so happy to see her alive and unharmed. Qui-Gon watched with an amused smile. He'd known about Obi-Wan's relationship with Aftriya: they'd been friends ever since they were small children. Now though, business was at hand. He cleared his throat. Obi-Wan and Aftriya heard him and pulled apart, embarrassed and red faced. Qui-Gon gave Aftriya a warm embrace as well. "It's good to see you again, little one. What brings you here?" Aftriya's beautiful face was grim. "Master Yoda sent me here as well. He told me about what was going on this planet, and I took the assignment. The Neimoidians were waiting for me and set up an ambush. While I was inside the warship, they sabotaged my engines(how I will probably never figure out) and when I escaped after they tried to kill me, I crashed on Naboo. That's when they sent out the news that I had been killed in a crash. I survived. I flew back up to the ship and messed around with their ship's circuits, then you two showed up. I knew that you two would get into a thorn patch of trouble, so I followed you." She walked over with the grace of a large cat over to one of the downed droids and kicked it. "Good thing I showed up when I did. These excuses for ground troops are too easy to destroy. Now, those MTT's are a little bit more challenging, but not too good in a fight." Obi-Wan shook his head and chuckled. Aftriya always made hilarious wisecracks about the enemy, but she was partly right. Suddenly, a figure popped up from the mud. Aftriya whirled, ready to launch another attack. Qui-Gon stopped her. "This is one of the natives. I saved his life." Aftriya chuckled, but then she heard a sound and cocked her head. She turned, and as she did her cloak swept aside to reveal a cylindrical object...Obi-Wan gasped. Aftriya had a lightsaber? "Who are you appenticed to?" he asked her. "Master Yoda, of course." Aftriya said absently. Obi-Wan raised an eyebrow in surprise. Yoda was known for his rigorous training techniques, but knowing Aftriya, she'd see it through to the end--or die trying. Aftriya suddenly let out a low snarl. "I think we'd better get moving. We have to find someplace safe...right now." The three Jedi started to move off. The Gungan, Jar Jar Binks, followed them. "Excuse me. But I know of a safah plase to goh." Aftriya turned. "Where? We will need to find shelter, and find a shortcut to Theed, the capital of Naboo." Jar Jar looked uncomfortable. 'It is Otoh Gunga, the city where I gew up in. Safe place for you but for me... it is not." Aftriya looked exasperated. "Look, Jar Jar. We don't have a lot of time to stand around here and chatter like a flock of Spearows. We need to get out of the open now, before any more of those metal chrome domes show up." Jar Jar looked very scared now. He nodded. "I will take yew all dere." They followed him into the forest and disappeared as if they had never been there at all. **************************************************************************** On the Trade Federation flagship, an ominous hologram of a hooded man stood before Nute Gunray. "So." The man's voice was soft and menacing. "Aftriya Sunarcher survived her 'crash'. I am very disappointed in you, Gunray." Nute swallowed in fear. "Sir. I can assure you this: Naboo will soon be yours. The Queen will fall to our rules." The man smiled. "Good. Keep with the operation as planned. I will keep the Senate bogged down in procedures. Continue, Gunray." Then the man vanished. Lt. Haako looked at Gunray. "We never should have made this deal with him." he said. Gunray nodded miserably, too scared to speak. **************************************************************************** Obi-Wan was feeling sore and battered from their long hike in the forest. Beside him Aftriya didn't seem to show signs of weariness. She locked eyes with him and sent him a reassuring smile that made his heart melt. He flashed her a cocky grin and she chuckled, reaching over to take his hand in hers. They arrived at a small, but very deep pond. Aftriya looked at her weary friends. The Gungan wasn't tired, but Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon certainly were. Jar Jar looked back at the three Jedi. "Don't expect a warm welcome." Qui-Gon sent an understanding look at him. The Gungan did a backflip and dove into the water. Aftriya stepped into the water and began to morph. She changed into a Gyarados, a powerful Dragon PokeMon that had Fire, Thunder and Water powers. She looked at the two weary Jedi. "Climb on, you two. You can't swim when you're this tired." They gave her a grateful look. They put on their breathing masks and climbed onto Aftriya's back. She sank into the water like a stone, then she started to move her long and powerful tail. Obi-Wan hung onto her head crest for dear life, as did Qui-Gon. Aftriya was a good swimmer, even if she wasn't in PokeMon form.She followed Jar Jar into the darkness until she saw a glow of amber light coming from several bubbles joined together with brass structures. Jar Jar passed right through the bubble, and senconds later, Aftriya did as well, letting her friends slide off her tail. Obi-Wan laughed: Qui-Gon smiled. She changed back into her real form and they had only take one step forward when they were suddenly surrounded by a group of Jar Jar's kind holding electropoles and pointing the ends at the three Jedi and one Gungan. Jar Jar spoke sheepishly. "Mesa was nevah sposed to cum bak hea." he said.
CHAPTER ONE
They were escorted to the Throne Room. Eleven bosses sat upon slimy cushions and feasted on frongs, clames and other delicacies. The head Gungan, Boss Nass, looked at the visitors dispassionately, but when he saw Aftriya, he jerked. "Hey! Have you no sensa at all, gurds? The female is a Sunarcher!" The guards swallowed and started to regret their rash action of pointing Aftriya looked the head Gungan straight in the eye. Obi-Wan had to admire her courage. Boss Nass looked at Aftriya with a fearful look in his eye. Obi-Wan felt sorry for the Gungan. The Sunarchers were the real rulers of the galaxy, but they were kind and let the Old Republic rule instead. But they were very powerful, and by all means very intimidating and dangerous when angered. "We only sought sanctuary, Boss Nass. I know that your kind does not care about the Naboo, but my two friends and I need a way to get to Theed. Please, can you help us?" Boss Nass was more than happy to provide them with a transport. Aftriya gestured to Jar Jar. "What is to become of him?" Boss Nass looked at him. "Hisen to be puneished. Pounded unto death." Aftriya frowned. They would need a navigator to help them get to Theed. "Spare him. Qui-Gon saved his life, thus he owes him a life debt. We will take him with us." Boss Nass nodded. "Begone wit him then. Wesa honored by your presence here, Sunarcher." Aftriya nodded at him then they walked down to the launching bay. They would soon be on their way to Theed...but little did they know of what lay in wait for them out in the dark waters ahead... Part Three of The Phantom Menace coming soon...

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace: Part Three
Arrival At Theed

By Aftran Skywalker.
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Disclaimer: It's all of the crap I've said before on my previous stories:
none of these characters or stuff is mine, so don't sue me, got it?
WARNING: If you seriously don't like PokeMon, don't read this.
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PROLOGUE

As the three Jedi arrived at the launching bay, Aftriya looked around
nervously and shifted posture now and then. Obi-Wan noticed how tense she
was and he reached over and took her hand in his.

"Hey, stop acting like a half-paralyzed Arbok! Are you scared?"
 
That simple question earned him an angry glare. Aftriya shook her head at
him. 

"You are just like a Slowpoke: you really are lazy," she teased him.

Obi-Wan shook his head at her, but then he realized she was teasing him. He
slapped his hand to his forehead: again she had tricked him, She was sly as
a Kadabra, and twice as dangerous as a Gyarados, fiery as a Charizard, icy
as an Articuno, and electrifying as a Zapdos. But she did have a kind
heart, and she was loyal. They got inside the water transport and Aftriya
shifted form into a Jolteon so she would fit, then she leaped in beside
Qui-Gon in the back seat so she would be able to ride. She was careful,
because all of them knew that Jolteon, due to it being a type of Electric
PokeMon, had sharp spikes for fur. She curled up into an unobtrusive ball
of electric spikes and slept lightly. Obi-Wan shook his head. 

"As always, she has to prove her abilities as a PokeMon Master." he said
affectionately.  

Qui-Gon snorted in amusement and Aftriya growled a sleepy warning at him.
Qui-Gon shook his head and sighed wearily, but he knew better. Aftriya
could have used her strong Thunder Shock Attack on him as a clear warning,
but he was lucky that she had only used Growl on him. Obi-Wan was gentle as
he launched the transport out of the bay and out into the blue black waters
of the core.

CHAPTER ONE

It had been three hours since they had left the Gungan city, and Aftriya
was getting edgy and irritable, what with Jar Jar talking nonstop. By this
time Aftriya was seriously considering using her powerful Thunder Wave
Attack on him to paralyze him and thus shut him up, but she decided not to.
Tired of being a Jolteon, she changed back to herself then changed into a
Zapdos, a Flying/Electric PokeMon who was said to drop from the skies while
loosing powerful bolts of lightning. She flew up and settled on Obi-Wan's
shoulder. Obi-Wan felt warm inside and secretly pleased. Just then, Aftriya
sensed something behind them, and it was closing in on them swiftly. She
ruffled her feathers and chittered nervously.

"Something's not right here, you guys. Something's really wrong."

 Qui-Gon reached out to try to soothe her, but she turned around and upon
seeing the huge and hungry opee sea killer, she loosed a squawk of surprise
and alarm. Obi-Wan, who had seen the creature too, gunned the engines, but
the huge thing had them in its mouth. Just then, the gigantic fish was
suddenly snatched up by another fish, but this one was even bigger! Aftriya
hopped off Obi-Wan shoulder, shifted into her true self again, then entered
the shape of a Raichu, final form of Pikachu, a mouse PokeMon of the
Electric element. She leaped onto Obi-Wan's shoulder again and chattered a
battle challenge at the huge thing. Obi-Wan couldn't help laughing at her
efforts, but the chattering had confused the creature and now it was
looking around for the source of the sound. Thye made it to a cave...and
then the power went out. Obi-Wan removed an access plate and went to work.
A moment later, he sat up. 

"The main batteries and reserves are dead. We need a power boost to start
them up again."

Aftriya chittered, then she scampered down onto Obi-Wan's lap so she could
get a good look at it. Obi-Wan wondered what the hell she was doing, but he
smiled and leaned back, letting her do her work. She pawed at the wires and
linkups for a minute, then she made a piece of rubber covering appear on
his lap, then she put her tail to the power lines that led to the main and
reserve batteries. She closed her eyes and clenched her paws into furred
fists.

"Thunder Bolt Attack!" she shouted.

Immediately, powerful bolts of golden orange lightning shot out of her tail
and charged up the reserve batteries to full power, but it wasn't enough.
She stood there, panting, exhausted. Obi-Wan looked at her worriedly.

"Aftriya, there's no need to tire yourself out. I'll fix the main
batteries..."

That was as far as he got before she used Tail Whip on his face and shook
her head at him firmly. It was clear: she wasn't going to give up: not now,
not ever! She reached for the access wire again and put her tail against it
again. 

"Thunder Attack!" she roared.

This time, the bolts had twenty times the intensity: just the kind of
voltage that the main bats needed. The bolst were awfully powerful: and it
charged up the rest of the ship as well. She slumped down on Obi-Wan's lap,
breathing faintly, but she was alive.  She curled up on his lap, all tired
out. He reached over and scratched her ears. She murmured something and
rolled herself up into a tighter ball of thick orange and brown fur.
Obi-Wan started the engines and rocketed out of the tunnel, and he headed
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 CHAPTER TWO

When they finally broke the surface, Aftriya, still in Raichu form, felt
more like herself, even though she was still a little weak. She had used
Recover on herself whils she slept, and now she felt more like her old self
again. She raised her head to see sky and land and the surface of the
water. She couldn't repress a sigh of relief. Obi-Wan was just as happy as
she was and he gave her soft but upright ears a good scratch. She licked
him gently on the cheek and hopped on his shoulder. The four travelers
stepped out onto dry land and smiled. They had made it to Theed, the
capital of Naboo. But they didn't see the squad of six Trade Federation
droids coming up behind them... 

Part Four of The Phantom Menace coming up soon...

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace: Part Four
Escape From Naboo

By Aftran Skywalker.

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Author's Note and Disclaimer: I don't own any of this so don't sue me. If you don't like PokeMon...well you know the rest.

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PROLOGUE

Aftriya, still in Raichu form, sniffed the air and let out a warning growl. Obi-Wan, wondering why she was growling, turned around and saw a blaster being pointed right at him.

"Drop your weapons and come with me." the Trade Fed droid said.

Aftriya snarled. No one threatened her friends and got away with it! She leaped off of Obi-Wan's shoulder and changed back into herself. Snarling in rage, she used a powerful Thunder Punch on the droid, then a Mega Kick, sending it flying into the river, where it shorted out and sank. She swore violently.

"Damn it. I don't believe this. They got here before us, the damned, cold skinned, cowardly, sons and daughters of blunt feathered rainbow birds!"

Obi-Wan winced. Rainbow birds were incredibly stupid but very dangerous birds who inhabited eyries near the White Star Weyr. Their feathers were as sharp as ten vibroblades, and their beaks and talons were even sharper. Weyrmen and women who Impressed fire falcons, huge falcons who could expel a blast of fire equivalent to the rage of a thousand volcanoes could destroy them, but many died, and their mounts, who had a close link with them, suicided when their riders died.

"Aftri, we need to get to the palace. Please, can you rein in your temper for a while?"

Obi-Wan said in a gentle but firm tone. He cared about her deeply, but there were times when she irritated him no end. Aftriya went through a calming exercise and Obi-Wan smiled. They went on to the palce, but then, Aftriya grabbed the back of Obi-Wan's cloak and pulled him back.

"More of those droids. If we fly, they won't see us."

Qui-Gon nodded: Aftriya did have a point. They took to the air and cloaked, flying above them. Obi-Wan's sharp eyes saw the palace and who was coming out of it. They landed on a gilded arch way and leaped down in front of the battle droid squadron, two Neimoidians, and a group of high Naboo officials...including the Queen herself.

"Are you Queen Amidala of the Naboo?" Aftriya asked in a pleasant tone.

"Who are you?" the Queen commanded. But the Neimoidians squeaked in terror; they had recognized Aftriya and they knew what the young Sunarcher would do to them.

"Process them!" the commander battle droid shouted, but it was too late: Aftriya's long leg flashed up and slammed into the droid with lethal accuracy, breaking it in half. Letting out a loud war cry, she lunged, using Thunder, Fire Blast and Hyper Beam to destroy them. Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon lent a hand by chopping them down with their sabers. The Queen stepped forward.

"I thank you. Now we must leave."

They ran to the Naboo hangar, keeping a lookout for the droids. They saw some, but they destroyed them all. Upon reaching the hangar, they freed the pilots. One, Ric Olie, ran with them to the Royal Satrship. They activated the engines and blasted out of the hangar. They had escaped!


Star Wars: The Phantom Menace: Part Five:
The Blazing Planet Of Tatooine

By Aftran Skywalker.

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Author's Note/Disclaimer: I don't own the characters or any of this so don't sue me. Don't like Pokemon? Then don't read it!

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PROLOGUE

As they blasted their way out of the hangar bay, Aftriya and Obi-Wan got the Queen and her attendants into their chamber, then strode down the hall.

"Aftriya, I'm kinda wondering why you left us,"

Obi-Wan said in a quiet tone that rang with curiosity and concern. Aftriya sighed. She had been half hoping he wouldn't ask about it, but now she had to face the music. She was just opening her mouth to tell him when a blast rocked the ship and she was sent flying into Obi-Wan's arms, and they both fell into a big empty cabin...with Aftriya on her back on top of Obi-Wan's chest. Obi-Wan chuckled under his breath.

"Well, this is nice," he teased.

Aftriya blushed a bright crimson and struggled to get off of him, but he held her against him, and he was laughing outright as she tried to get away from him.

"Obi-Wan Kenobi, don't even think about it," she growled at him.

He grinned at her playfully and he finally let her up. She glared at him, but then a smile curved her lips as a memory came to mind. She had been about ten then, and she'd been walking in the greenhouse, near the indoor river-pool they had at the Temple. Obi-Wan had found her there and he'd talked with her for a while, then they'd wrestled fiercely, and she'd ended up just like what had been happening now...excpet that long time ago had been just harmless children games...

Hold it. THAT simple embrace right now had been a hell of a lot more intimate then she'd liked. She shook her long hair out of her eyes and felt the ship jolt again, but then, a rushing noise was ehard and out the window they saw starlines. Hyperspace at last. She turned to Obi-Wan.

"Don't ever do that to me again. It was a hell of a lot different than what happened fifteen years ago, but we're not children anymore, all right?"

Obi-Wan nodded, but he was hurt deep inside. Knowing this, she smiled gently at him, and she hugged him tightly.

"But that doesn't mean anything now. I missed you so much, Obi-Wan. It was like a void in my heart. I wanted to go to you both, but with the death of my father, Shushian, I had to leave."

She wiped tears from her eyes. Obi-Wan sighed sadly. He'd been so selfish and arrogant: how could he have denied his friend the right to be with her dying father? He hugged her back, pressing his lips against her warm, soft hair. They strode out to the cabin, but aftriya saw something in the engine room and she swore fiercely. Obi-Wan wondered at her angry words but he dind't like it, and so he silenced her with a gentle kiss on her mouth. That surprised both of them, and when he pulled away, her eyes were closed. He smiled when she opened them. They were a shade of sea blue--confusion--and he chuckled in spite of his own audacity. She shook her head at him and they entered the cabin.

They saw the others waiting for them, and Ric Olie's eyebrow was raised.

"The hyperdrive was hit."

Aftriya said in an angry tone.

"We'll have to land somewhere else and make repairs."

They checked star charts, and it was Qui-Gon who found their destination.

"Here. Tatooine.The Trade Federation has no presence there."

Aftriya smiled fiercely. "Set course for Tatooine. It's a backwater: we'll be able to hide there."

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CHAPTER ONE

When they finally landed on Tatooine, Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, and Aftriya stood around looking at the near melted junk Aftriya and Obi-Wan had pulled out of the engine.

"Be wary, both of you. I sense a disturbance in the Force."

Aftriya nodded, and so did Obi-Wan. She noticed that Obi-Wan hand't lost one of his habits: being loyal to his Master always: and she grinned at him affectionately. When Qui-Gon had left with Padme and Jar Jar and Artoo, Obi-Wan settled into the cockpit with Aftriya, who unclasped her dark green cloak and exposed her slender form clad in a dark cerise sleeveless tunic and short pants that showed off her pale gold long legs. Her short boots were of black leather. Night fell, and Obi-Wan voiced his guilt.

"Aftri, I'm sorry."

She turned her head to him and gave him a puzzled look. Why was he saying this?

"I've been selfish, and arrogant, too. I thought that...look, this is gonna sound really, really stupid...but I thought that you found someone else. It's because love you. I wondered why, and that's why I tried to stop you from going."

Aftriya raised one eyebrow, not having a blasted clue to what Obi-Wan was saying, but then it hit her, and she laughed.

"Oh, Obi-Wan. You are so mistaken. There is no other man I could have cared for more than you. I love you too."

Obi-Wan looked at her, with warmth in his eyes. For a single moment, it seemed that she could see a Charizard's fierceness in his eyes...and the protectiveness and pride.

"Obi-Wan, I have to tell you this. I know this may sound pretty stupid, coming from me, but I had a pretty big crush on you when I was eleven. I couldn't help it, noticing how handsome you were... and that you've grown into the man I dreamed of most of the time."

A crimson blush worked its way up her pale golden cheeks. Touched by her warmth and sentimentality, Obi-Wan used the Force to lift her in the air and set her gently as a baby Pikachu on his lap. He stroked her warm hair, and he buried his face in it, feeling its soft strands on his face and her familiar scent, one of fresh rain scented wind and forests. She turned her cheek to his chest, and he lifted her head. He kissed her softly, letting her know just how much he loved her. His eyes closed, as did hers, and she made a sound that was part sigh, and only he heard it. His hand was at her cheek, caressing her gently, and she moved her head, slipping her tongue into his mouth. He smiled indulgently and ran his hands down her wings, making her sigh and she was warm and safe against him. When they parted from need of breath, Obi-Wan smiled at her tenderly. She rested her head on his shoulder, and she fell asleep. He chuckled and he picked her up and put her in an empty cahir and h!

er pulled her cloak over her so she'd be warm. Feeling sentimental, he gazed down at his childhood friend...now his lover.

(My beloved Moltres. You gave me a hard chase, but I finally caught you, sweetheart.)

It was going to be all right now, he thought. But he didn't know of the Sith ship that had trailed them there...and was landing on the plateau fifty miles away from them.

Part Six Of The Phantom Menace Coming Soon.


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