Chapter One: The Jedi KnightsI sit at the edge of the grass, as far from the sand as I could. I watched Padme collect seashells in the water.
She looked up at me and smiled.
"Come look for seashells with me Luna."
I shook my head, giving an uncomfortable stare at the sand. Padme noticed and laughed. "My dear sister, afraid of sand." She joked. I puffed out my cheeks. "I'm not AFRAID of it! I just don't like it..." I mumbled the last part. She giggled and put the seashells in her bag. I look up at the sky. It was beautiful here on Naboo, but there was so much more I wanted to see. 'I want to reach the stars'.
As I gazed on, lost in my thoughts, I felt some kind of presence behind me. Noticing Padme's terrified expression, I quickly turn to look up at a bounty hunter. 'Huh, where did this guy come from?' Frozen with curiosity and a sense of danger, I felt Padme pull me away as the bounty hunter took out a blaster, aiming at me. She held me tightly as the bounty hunter now aimed at both of us. Before he could shoot us, a green light impaled through him and he fell to the ground. I look up to see a man with a light saber. I heard of Jedi's before, but I never thought I'd meet one. Padme let me go and hurried to the Jedi.
"Obi-Wan, it's good to see you!"
I guessed this was the Jedi Padme told me about. Obi-Wan smiled to her then looked to me.
"Ah, this must be Luna." He smiled kindly then looked back to Padme. "I was quite curious when I heard you had a sister now."
My memory flashed back to when I first arrived at the Palace. I had been brought there when I was around eight years old. Padme had returned from being on another planet for a while, that's how she met and knew Obi-Wan. Curious, I look at him as another Jedi appeared. He looked to be my age, maybe a year older or so.
"Padme, I'm sure you remember Anakin. He's my apprentice now since you last met." Obi-Wan told Padme. She smiled.
"He's sure grown."
"Let's head back to the palace, it'll be safer there."
We followed Obi-Wan back to the palace
"I'm curious as to why bounty hunters seem to be targeting Luna."
I listened to the council discuss the recent situation. "Could it have to do with the assassin attempts on the Queen?"
I knew when they said "Queen", they were referring to Padme. I learned that a few days after my arrival. 'I'll always be nothing but a princess here.' Lost to my thoughts, I hear someone say my name.
"Padme, can I ask you something?"
"Of course, what would you like to know?"
I thought for a moment as we walked to our rooms. I walk to the balcony and look out over the area. Padme followed and stood next to me. "I heard them say we're going to Coursant."
Padme bowed her head. "Yeah, they said we'd be safer there."
I look at her, excitement rising up in me.
"So we get to leave Naboo?"
She giggled. "You always did talk of exploring other worlds."
There was a knock at the door. Turning around, I see Obi-Wan and Anakin enter the room. Obi-Wan nodded to Padme.
"Forgive the intrusion. We'll be leaving for Coursant tomorrow."
He also explained that he and Anakin would each watch over us over the night.
Moonlight shown through the balcony into my room. Sitting up, I glance over at Anakin who was asleep in a chair. 'So much for watching over me.' I thought. Glancing at the light saber on his belt, an idea came to mind. Quietly and slowly, I reached out for it. Suddenly, it lifted from it's place and flew into my hand.
'Woah...didn't know I could do that.' Tip toeing away from Anakin, I examine the light saber. Something about it triggered a memory.
-- A woman held tightly onto me as I heard troopers destroy the village. A man called to the woman, pointing to a the back door.
"Take Luna and escape."
The man had a light saber like Obi-Wan, only it was a dark violet instead of green. The woman pleaded him to come with, but he objected. I watched on, terrified as we left the man behind. --
After that, my memory ended with me arriving at the palace. I hadn't realized I had activated the light saber til I heard Anakin shuffle behind me. Quickly deactivating it, I hurried to put it back when Anakin woke up. I froze where I stood, light saber in hand.
"What are you doing at this hour Princess?"
His gaze landed on the light saber. He glanced at his belt then back to me. "when did-"
"I'm so sorry!" I shoved the weapon into his hands. "I didn't mean to... I was just curious." I look away, my face red from embarrassment. I heard him chuckle which made me blush more.
"It's fine. Just next time, ask first."