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22 May 2011 @ 02:19 am
Fic: ‘Away from where he is.’  
Title: Away from where he is.
Fandom: Star Wars
Rating: (PG)
Time Period: Between AotC and RotS.
Summary: In order to conserve strength and energy, he allows his mind to wander.

Author's Note: This is quick ‘n’ dirty (for definition see the F. A. Q.).

This li’l story just popped into mind when I was thinking of the icon by mercscilla that inspired that trio of stories (She would not die; His hold would not break; A rude awakening). It bugged me and wouldn’t go away, fleshing itself out until there were bugs, troopers and one injured Jedi Master.


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


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With each step, he staggers. Finally, he falls to his knees; small puffs of sand whirling as he lands. In the heat, his vision blurs; sand wavers, becomes a lake.

His hands are not on coarse hot sand; instead, they rest on sand cool and white. The harsh wind whipping his robe and tunic flows into a cool breeze. As he falls, face first, into the unforgiving ground, he is burying his face into soft skin and silken hair.

The water lapping the shores of the lake soothes. He cannot believe he is there, on Naboo; his mind refuses to focus on his reality. That he is collapsed in a desert and has never returned to Naboo. However, his mind reasons, in the face of dire emergency, is it not advised to conserve one’s strength and energy?

The failed attempt at pushing himself to his feet answers the question for him.

His body relaxes as he loses himself in the false memory. His fingers trace the curve of her cheek, her jaw, brushing loosened hair away from the skin that yields under fingertips that press into the skin as he frames her face with his hands and her lips part under his, beckoning, inviting as her legs entwine with his. Her arms, around his neck, pull him even closer than he felt he was.

“Master!” Anakin sprints across the sand, troopers close behind him. Cody signals, with his hand in the air, for the medic. Anakin’s already turning the older Jedi over, checking for visible injuries. The few troopers that had accompanied Anakin and Cody form a tight perimeter.

“I don’t know how long we’ll keep the bugs away, sir,” Cody tersely informs, aiming his rifle and firing.

Anakin nods and helps carry his former Master into the transport. “Just make sure it’s long enough for us to get out of here.”

“Yessir,” the ARC replies while squeezing off a carefully aimed shot, keeping two troopers with him – one on the left, one on the right – while a hand gesture signals the others to fall back. Within seconds, the transport’s in the air. No casualties, Anakin notes, and looks down at the unconscious Jedi.

“I wonder what you’re doing,” he murmurs to himself, ignoring the nearby troopers.

With hands travelling under gown and tunic beside that lake, perhaps it’s best the former padawan doesn’t know.
 
 
 
Katja: Always in lovemokakenobi on May 21st, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
*grins* There I am in Obidala heaven :))) And yeah, better for Anakin that he doesn't know *giggles*

That was beautiful!
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on May 21st, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
*grins* There I am in Obidala heaven :)))
I wondered hgw many would join me here! Welcome!

yeah, better for Anakin that he doesn't know *giggles*
Ooooh yes. I don't know how Anakin might react to that just yet!

That was beautiful!
Thank you!
Armchair DM: Igor: A Rod Of Silencearmchairdm on May 22nd, 2011 10:47 am (UTC)
Yeah; best Anakin doesn't know methinks.
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on May 22nd, 2011 02:18 pm (UTC)
I'm almost tempted to say 'poor Anakin'.

Almost.

Edited at 2011-05-22 02:19 pm (UTC)
noobianrose: O/P turn aroundnoobianrose on May 22nd, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
Wonderful! *sighs*

Oh if Anakin only knew. I wonder what Padme's thinking about wherever she is . . . *snickers*
F. J.: Three candlesmorethanacandle on May 23rd, 2011 06:40 am (UTC)
I wonder what Padme's thinking about wherever she is . . . *snickers*
Gosh darn, you've got me wondering that! =P
noobianrose: Gaga Glownoobianrose on May 23rd, 2011 05:32 pm (UTC)
Do I?? Hehe. Excellent! :D
F. J.: Three candlesmorethanacandle on May 24th, 2011 05:20 am (UTC)
Yes, you did and I still am! The result has already been written.

Edited at 2011-05-24 05:34 am (UTC)
noobianrose: O/P Artphilia manipnoobianrose on May 24th, 2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
OOOH! I'm there! *runs to read!!* :D
F. J.: Three candlesmorethanacandle on May 25th, 2011 05:33 am (UTC)
Have fun!