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27 April 2010 @ 01:10 am
Fic: ‘rumination and memories: Padmé.’  
Title: rumination and memories: Padmé.
Fandom: Star Wars
Rating: (G)
Time Period: Between AotC & RotS: Four months into the Clone Wars, after Ilum.
Summary: Typho confronts Padmé regarding a recent planetary visit.

Author's Note: Part IV of VI.

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


Love connects us throughout the galaxy. We are bound by it. It is not merely an emotion like the passion of youth or the desire with which we burn to be with another. It is an integral aspect of friendship as it is the other relationships it defines. A care, a regard, that binds two people; it develops, it flows, it burns. When those bonds are strained, it hurts and confuses. If the strain is too much, it might break instead of bend and be beyond repair.
Padmé Amidala

“It was an ill-advised venture, Senator.” Typho stands before me, his shoulders straight and jaw clenched. His hands are behind his back; the fingers of one hand encircle the wrist of the other, which is holding his cap. We are alone; this is not a conversation to which he wants witnesses.

“Master Yoda required aid. Who am I to deny help to the Jedi when they need it?”

“Senator Amidala, you are the representative of the Chommell Sector. You are beloved on Naboo and chosen for this position, personally, by the Queen. You are a known ally of the Jedi and a voice of reason in the Senate. The Trade Federation, to my knowledge, still wants you dead. Yet, despite all this, you accepted, and undertook, a mission without relevant intelligence.”

“Master Yoda knew something was wrong and that it was at Ilum. There had not been communication from the Jedi known to be on the planet. I could not say no, especially when considering that they might have needed any kind of help, from health concerns to rescue. And,” I have not looked away and do not intend to do so, “was not Master Yoda’s intuitions proven correct?”

“You could have died, Senator.” He shifts his feet, to gain small comfort in his uncomfortable stance. “It was an unnecessary risk.”

Our eyes meet and neither of us surrender. “Your assessment of the situation is appreciated, Captain,” I reply evenly. “Is that all?”

“I have asked General Kenobi to speak with you pertaining to matters of your security, Senator Amidala.” There is a sudden distance; his words no longer contain the heat they previously did. It does not hide the faint sudden upward quirk of the corners of his mouth; he saw my surprise. “He understands my concern and has agreed to come during the short time he is currently on Coruscant.”

“You have overstepped your bounds, Captain.” I entwine my fingers, using the motion of my hands to recover from my brief lapse.

“I beg your pardon, Senator, but I have not,” he says. His fingers, unknown to me, tighten around his wrist. “It’s within the parameters of my duties to ensure your safety using any means necessary to the situation.” I can hear what is unsaid: and the situation is a Senator with no consideration for her personal safety.

“Why Master,” I refuse to use his military title; it ill-fits the Jedi I know, “Kenobi?”

“You respect him,” he answers simply. “General Yoda asked you to accompany him on the mission in question. General Windu, from my observations, brings out your rebelliousness. I doubt other Jedi Generals would hesitate to ask you on such missions. General Kenobi knows you. You listen to him, now and when he was assigned your protection before the Wars.” A short pause, allowing his words to fall. “Need I explain further, Senator?”

“No, you do not.” I look at my hands momentarily; I know why he used that title for the Jedi. His point has been made. “When is Master Kenobi attending our meeting?”

“He will be arriving shortly,” he informs me before standing to attention, his cap now under his arm. “Shall I send Dormé in to sit with you, Senator, while you wait?”

“Certainly, Captain. I would not want to compromise my safety in my home while we wait for the Jedi Master to arrive to discuss my security arrangements with me,” I answer, coolly I admit. I know he is only doing his job and in our discussion, he was making, and made, a point. I should be used to his protectiveness by now; it doesn’t mean I have to like his point.

I inhale, slowly.

He flinches but I miss it; it was a small motion easily hidden by putting his cap back on. I exhale; a gentle release of breath meant to soothe nerves ruffled by our discussion. He turns, matter-of-factly, and he withdraws a small comlink from a concealed pocket and speaks into it quietly as he walks from the room. I watch him leave and I feel sorry, for him, that I am his charge.
Angel... Dark Wings Descending...: padmelightsaberangel_in_tears on April 27th, 2010 04:54 am (UTC)
I love that Typho thinks immediately of Obi-Wan to tell her off :) I also like how he's brave enough to tell her off as well.
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on April 27th, 2010 05:17 am (UTC)
I love that Typho thinks immediately of Obi-Wan to tell her off :)
I have to admit: Obi-Wan was the person I thought of immediately to tell her off in this situation!

I also like how he's brave enough to tell her off as well.
I could always see Typho having this conversation with Padme - a lot.
Armchair DM: Igor: Joy! Joy! Joy! Joy!armchairdm on April 27th, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC)
Him and the name-dropping Jedi 'generals'! None of whom wear the title of general very well; except maybe Mace.
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on April 27th, 2010 03:20 pm (UTC)
Yes, there is that.
"MJ": Obi-wan (RoTS)londongirl27 on May 4th, 2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
I think it's clever how you tied Obi-wan into the story through Captain Typho. It's great how even he notices Obi-wan's effect on Padme. :)
F. J.: Three candlesmorethanacandle on May 5th, 2010 01:53 pm (UTC)
I think it's clever how you tied Obi-wan into the story through Captain Typho.
I have a feeling Captain Typho notices quite a lot when it comes to his charge and I think he's noticed Obi-Wan probably doesn't ask her on those sorts of missions!

It's great how even he notices Obi-wan's effect on Padme. :)
I'm hoping he finds it to be a calming effect!