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19 March 2010 @ 09:14 pm
Fic: ‘Allayloo ta nuv.’  
Title: Allayloo ta nuv.
Fandom: Star Wars
Rating: (MA 15+)
Time Period: Between tPM & AotC.
Summary: Truth is revealed and feelings are indulged.

Author's Note: This is Part II of V.

Due to content, this story is being rated (MA 15+).

All characters contained herein are the intellectual property of Lucas; I am not affiliated with nor endorsed by him.


It was the middle of the night when he next opened his eyes. A plan had been formed; it was vague to allow for swift impromptu amendments while in action but it was serviceable. He hoped, since he had not appeared at any time during the day, they might consider the pursuing Jedi dead or, at the least, seriously injured. If it hadn’t been for some piloting skills he had learned through observation from Anakin, between the fluctuations that the atmosphere around the planet had caused and the kidnappers’ shooting, he truly would have died. Thank the Force for Anakin’s piloting.

He never thought he would ever say that. However, it was now time to move.

Quietly, carefully, he stole through the forest, darting from tree to tree as one of the shadows, until he had returned to the ship. It was easy to check the perimeter; two of the guards were still in the dark at the outer edges of their perimeter … He tilted his head slightly to the right and listened; something wasn’t quite right. Yes, there was grumbling but it didn’t sound natural; it was recorded. A trap. He glanced at the ground near where he stood and then dived.

Leaves and dirt exploded upward. Nearby trees trembled. He scrambled to his feet, tossing one of his utility pouches into the crater as he did. He was behind the tree just as one of the Neimoidians arrived with the Gamorrean.

“It worked.”

The Gamorrean grunted.

The Neimoidian picked up the pouch Obi-Wan had left behind. “My master will be pleased.”

A non-committal snort was followed by the Gamorrean pointing its vibro-axe at the shallow crater left by the explosives. He had noticed the lack of anatomical matter. He shoved the Neimoidian forward: it was time to hunt.

Obi-Wan waited until they had moved two trees away on his right before he moved. Using the Force to aid in compulsion, he jumped, grabbed the nearest branch and swung himself onto it. He should have used a fallen branch to destroy his footprints leading to the tree but it was too late, he acknowledged; they already knew he was here. Looking to the next tree, he saw he could easily make the jump and was about to do so when blaster fire speared upward.

He leapt to the next tree and almost slipped from the branch. He allowed one hand to drop and swung it back up to catch on a twig stump. He hauled himself onto the branch and threw a quick glance downward. They had just realised he wasn’t in that tree and were moving to this one, blasters pointed at him. Correction – not at him but in his general direction which was up.

He slowly stood on the branch, which was thick enough to allow him to stand sideways, and pulled the lightsabre off his belt.



Shots of blaster fire began to hit the branch, making it wobble. He jumped.

He tumbled through the air, rolled to his feet as he landed and ignited his lightsabre. Inside the freighter, he heard blaster shots. Behind him, the Gamorrean and the Neimoidian ran toward him; he’d been seen by the light of the fire. He was about to run into the freighter when he was knocked backward, making him stagger. It was a slight form that had barrelled into him, he determined as he flicked off his lightsabre; none of the kidnappers were that slender.

Or soft.

He grabbed the person’s arm and pulled them after him as he darted to the front of the ship, clipping his lightsabre to his belt while he ran, and into the dark forest beyond. Bellows erupted behind him while he ran headlong into the trees. A yank pulled him short and he stopped, turning to look behind.

“Your Majesty, we must continue.”

“I cannot.” Her hands were on her hips and she looked at the Jedi, breathless.

The sounds of pursuit were still behind them but not as close as he’d suspected. He looked up; trees, it appeared, were one thing this planet had to spare. “We must go up.”

“How far?”

“As far as we can.”

She nodded and he lifted her as high as he could, with a little help; she grabbed hold of a low branch and pulled herself onto it. He waited until she was settled before he leapt. Not a moment too soon for a small party of their pursuers came into view. They were far enough away that they couldn’t see the girl and the Jedi holding their breath in the tree but close enough for any sound to be heard. Both Jedi and Queen crouched on their branch and waited.

The search moved on.
Armchair DM: Igor & Carson: Waitingarmchairdm on March 19th, 2010 10:31 am (UTC)
Oh man! Excellent use of cliffhangers. I really can't wait to see what happens next. I'm oddly reminded of classic Who cliffhangers actually.
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on March 19th, 2010 10:37 am (UTC)
I'm oddly reminded of classic Who cliffhangers actually.
If I may ask, how so?
Armchair DMarmchairdm on March 20th, 2010 04:22 am (UTC)
In that you're left wanting desperately to see the next one. You want to know what happens next, and there's no way, if you can possibly avoid it, you'll miss the next installment.
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on March 20th, 2010 11:33 am (UTC)
Thank you for explaining that - I was curious as to how a classic Doctor Who cliffhanger tied into Star Wars!
Angel... Dark Wings Descending...: obidalaangel_in_tears on March 19th, 2010 11:41 am (UTC)
Oh wow! I cant wait to see what happens next :) I love how it seems (well the writing implies) that Padme hasn't just waited around to be rescued, shes got herself out of there. I love that about her :)

Nice cliffhanger, its going to drive me nuts now, until the next instalment is out :)
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on March 19th, 2010 01:34 pm (UTC)
I love how it seems (well the writing implies) that Padme hasn't just waited around to be rescued, shes got herself out of there. I love that about her :)
I couldn’t imagine her waiting around to be rescued!

Nice cliffhanger, its going to drive me nuts now, until the next instalment is out :)
Thank you; when I was dividing this story into parts, I was wondering when the breaks would occur and it’s good to know that I seem to have done well with where I put the breaks in the story!