Author Topic: To Tame The Wind (Leigh)  (Read 637 times)

Offline Sara Arkelion

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To Tame The Wind (Leigh)
« on: 12/29/15 17:14:43 »
Tatooine.  It had been a handful of years since Sara had last visited the world of her birth, though it seemed like decades.  Manipulating the controls of her black-hulled A-Wing starfighter, it soon settled to the ground in the landing bay that the spaceport traffic controller had designated as hers for the duration of her stay, and it was only a matter of minutes before the systems shut down.  Hitting the canopy release, the armor-clad woman levered herself out of the cockpit to crouch on the upper hull, long enough to retrieve her pair of heavy blasters in their thigh holsters and her custom-made Mandalorian saber.  Tapping the control that would close the cockpit behind her, the lone pilot began meandering in the direction of Mos Eisley itself, buckling her blasters on and slinging her sword so that the hilt stuck up behind her right shoulder.  A sigh issued forth from her lips, hidden though her visage was beneath the helmet she wore, as her body merged with the throngs of people that called this burning ball of sand home.

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Re: To Tame The Wind (Leigh)
« Reply #1 on: 12/30/15 12:21:18 »
Blonde and dressed in grayish white and generally pale clothing, Leigh's hand moved over the pocket on her suit to check for her datapad one more time. It was a simple trip to Mos Eisley, some basic shopping. And yet, with all that had been going in the galaxy, driving in the city didn't quite sit well with her. Her Master had been busy as of late and of course, the female retired home to check up on her family and be with them. There was plenty of work to be done there, as always, especially since her husband wasn't there anymore. Her father had retired just months prior to the destruction and her mother thanked the both their suns, the Force and whatever ancient deity she could invent for his decision - one she'd been beginning the old man to do for years. But alas, Aurelius Bergen was a tough nut to crack when it came to his calling, that of a politician. He took his career all too seriously, preparing all three of his children for the same path prior to Leigh choosing to be a Jedi. A choice he still frowned upon to this day. At least one of her children followed in his footsteps though Leigh, in secret, often prayed he never truly went for the position in senate. A senator's career was dangerous, she knew all too well.

Life did those things, she of course knew. Now, at thirty-five, she knew. Before her children were born, before she'd married, she was just a teenager with a whole life ahead of her. She hadn't known anything about life. There was just Tatooine, a future in politics and these odd things that kept happening to her that she simply couldn't explain. And then her mother explained to her about the Force and life seemed to fall into place. First Michael, then their children, then the Jedi. Life seemed to just moved. Four children later, a missing husband and knighting, Leigh was right back where she started, helping the family and making sure her children were all safe.

Mos Eisley hurried into view, her speeder rushing through the endless sand. She didn't mind it though. Sand was normal. It was the cold of coruscant that always made her feel weird or the greens of Yavin IV. But sand was normal. And as she slowed down at the entrance to the town, the voices, the life of the city, the distant music all came to play. She slowly down and moved onward, heading towards the market. Her lightsaber clung from her belt, the thick shawl covered most of her blonde hair, leaving only her face and strands being visible to anyone looking her way. Finally, she came to a halt and parked the speeder beside several others. There would be a bit more to walk to the shop but it was hardly trouble. The vehicle would be better off among the others.

She moved on on foot, adjusting her shawl further. Sure, Tatooine was home but it was also home to millions others, including those that her father once simply described as dangerous. That category housed the criminals, the scoundrels and all the other evil-doers of all races, sizes and capabilities. Aurelius Bergen simply preferred to pile them all into one big group and explain it so to a small child. Or to a woman of her age, as if she still didn't know what lurked in the dark of the galaxy. That was fine.

For a moment, Leigh paused, the Force washing her over. Then she simply brushed the feeling away, filing it under stay alert but continued about her business. That was what she had to do after all.

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Offline Sara Arkelion

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Re: To Tame The Wind (Leigh)
« Reply #2 on: 01/04/16 12:41:57 »
Making her way through the Mos Eisley marketplace must have been a sign of some sort to the owners of the watchful minds she sensed, despite her obvious armor and weapons, a fact that once would've amused Sara to no end.  Now...now, it just was distinctly boring.  Coming around a corner, she came face to face with a gaggle of idiots.  As armored hands propped themselves on armored hips and the lone woman yawned beneath her helmet, a grungy-looking human with twitchy eyes and a hand near the BlasTech pistol holstered in a quick-draw rig, took a few steps towards her with one hand outstretched.  Ignoring him for a moment as he blathered on, despite being the group's apparent leader, a quick assessment of the group's other members was done . . . and they were found lacking.  Finally turning her attention back to the man just as he realized he was being ignored, the tip of his blaster being waved in her face did nothing to alleviate the boredom.

So she expressed this, making her boredom with his dull monologue quite clear by the flat, sharp tone in her voice.  "Are you going to use that nice weapon, or do I do something like this..."  As she said this, the first two fingers of her right hand lifted from where they rested on her hip, flicking in his direction.  The movement sent a pulse of the Force towards the weapon in question, yanking it from his grasp and sending it flying a dozen feet away to land on the hard-packed sand with a clatter.  Tilting her head in such a fashion as to indicate the rest of the group should disarm themselves before they were disarmed, Sara simply waited to see what transpired next.

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Re: To Tame The Wind (Leigh)
« Reply #3 on: 02/05/16 07:55:16 »
She'd barely managed few steps on her path when she heard the loud ratter not too far off. The sound, intensified by the instense beat of the Force made her turn around on instict. Tatooine might have been home but it was a dangerous home, teaching Leigh all too soon that one should never lower their guard in public, but not at home either. It was Tatooine, after all, and quite a bit suspicious loomed in every corner.

What she did see was a woman facing a larger group of those very suspecious folk that tended to lay claim around the city. Only one man was directly facing her though he seemed to have an empty arm outstretched, with a wonderious expressiong written on his face before his attention to the side. There, she found the weapon, now dusty from the sand it landed into. Mother would say right now they should mind to their business, while Father would say they shouldn't meddle but observe. Leigh didn't really now for sure which advice she wanted to follow for a second, merely looking into the group which was beginning to get quite a bit of attention, more so the woman in front of them.

Leave... observe... Leigh waved her options for a bit while the scene played out, the woman seemingly simply looking at the men with her head titled and the men looking at her and looking at the weapon. She herself, wasn't oblivious to the fact that power came off from the woman. She wasn't someone who had just accidentally performed a Jedi trick in hopes of it working. There was a power about her Leigh saw in limited instances, such as in her Master's presence or in the presence of other Jedi Masters and Council members. Power.

And that seemed to inspire Leigh to decide to do something her younger self would have done without hesitation - she walked over to the crowd. "Haven't you mothers taught you not to play with fire when it's daring you straight in the face?" Her question was for the group, a light smile appearing on her face. The last thing Mos Eisley needed was more trouble half-brained thugs could go about bringing by being stupid and attacking a Force user clearly capable of fighting them off.

Offline Sara Arkelion

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Re: To Tame The Wind (Leigh)
« Reply #4 on: 04/10/16 03:57:49 »
A slight smile curved Sara's mouth, though this expression of mingled amusement and pleasant surprise was hidden beneath her helmet, before her attention turned back to the thugs.  A wry chuckle was forthcoming when it was clearly evident they were torn between supporting their erstwhile leader by opening fire on her...or attempting to, and running away.  Lifting her right hand from where it rested on her hip, the armored woman spoke again.  "Seems that they need some help deciding."

Reaching out to the Force that surrounded all the men, it did not take much manipulation to incite the air to spring to life excitedly, sending sand whipping here and there around each of them, her amusement making itself known through another chuckle as the particles of sand found their way into various crevices on the men.  When she released control, it looked as if they had walked through a sand devil; each of them was covered in sand.  It was in their hair, a layer of it covered their exposed skin, and it was all over their clothing...and more then a few of them were shifting uncomfortably in a manner indicative of having sand in their shoes.

Lowering her hand back to her hip, she gave a parting remark before beginning to turn away, though the other woman's presence had not gone unnoticed.  "I'd forgotten how welcoming Tatooine could be when you least expect it.  It's good to be home again."
« Last Edit: 04/10/16 03:59:29 by Sara Arkelion »

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Re: To Tame The Wind (Leigh)
« Reply #5 on: 04/12/16 16:30:38 »
Leigh did nothing more, simply watching over the thugs as they processed so much information through their brains. She could tell on some of their faces they weren't already sure what they should do but since none of them moved, the woman beside her spoke before the sand rose and attacked the men, covering them almost completely when the small storm passed. She couldn't help but smirk in that moment.

Before they did anything else, the woman beside her turned and commented her planet. The blonde gave a nod. "Funny, I never forget it." Tatooine wasn't all bad, in truth. If one spent enough time on it, they could find the good sides to it. But then, there was plenty of things and different criminals and low-lives to keep a look out for. Though she didn't miss the last bit of the woman's words. "You're from around these parts?" Maybe it was simply the fact that she'd never met her or seen her before or the fact that her curiosity had peaked, but Leigh really wanted to know in that moment.

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Re: To Tame The Wind (Leigh)
« Reply #6 on: 04/14/16 22:55:50 »
A slow nod was Sara's initial reaction, though it was shortly joined by a verbal response as well.  "I was born here on Tatooine, yes.  It seems like only yesterday, some days.  But in truth, it was nearly two and a half lifetimes ago."  A truthful response, it might come across as somewhat cryptic as well.  But a mental shrug was the armored woman's inner reaction to this; it was what it was.  The thing that interested her more, was how the other woman would react to what she had said, as they began to move away from the group of would-be thugs.