Mysteries of the Jedi

“What happened?” Geldar asked as everyone stood in the medic bay watching the medic droids place Lialla in a bacta tank.

“Tarrsk and I were fighting and she stepped in the way,” Satchal muttered under his breath. “That’s it.”

Geldar raised an eyebrow to indicate his curiosity. “What were you fighting about?” he wondered.

“Look!” said Satchal as he turned on Geldar. “Don’t patronize me. I know you think you know everything about being a Jedi and I don’t, but guess what, Geldar. You aren’t a Jedi any more than I am. I know I lost control. I know she’s in there because of me, so just get off my back.” Then he turned and stormed out without another word.

Geldar stared after him in disbelief. “What did I say? I only asked what you were fighting about.”

“You didn’t say anything,” said Tarrsk gruffly. “He’s probably just looking for an excuse to go tell the Trade Federation where we’re at.”

“What?” Geldar asked as he turned to face Tarrsk, and Tso and Nyarchagga both turned as well.

“What’s going on?” asked Nyarchagga.

“I’ll tell you what’s going on,” said Tarrsk. “We need to keep our eye on that one. He’s obviously been hiding some dark secret that he doesn’t want the rest of us to know. I caught him telling Lialla about some dreams he’s been having lately. These dreams are about him as the Dark Jedi that killed his master and kidnapped Brin’tac’s family. He even went into detail about putting on a six-fingered robotic claw on his hands. Seemed too realistic to me. It had to be him confessing to the crime.”

Geldar thought about it a moment. “Easy, my friends,” he said. “Sometimes Jedi dream about things that are indeed prophetic. However, it doesn’t mean that Satchal is this Dark Jedi. The Force may be simply aiding Satchal in his quest to find him.”

Tarrsk stared at him in bewilderment and then snorted derisively after a moment. “I give up. I’ll never understand you Jedi.”

Tso moved closer. “Did Satchal do this to her?” he asked.

“No,” said Tarrsk. “It was an accident. Still, he was shaking her violently out in the garden, and pushing her around a little. Not exactly what I’d call the work of a Jedi.”

Geldar sighed. “Now at least I know why Satchal is acting the way he is. With dreams like that, I can understand why he might be lashing out at people. We have to give him some time and help him through this.”

“I say we need to blast him while he sleeps,” said Tarrsk under his breath.

“Don’t give up on Satchal yet,” said Geldar. “He may be the key to finding the Dark Jedi that has brought us all together.”

The End

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