A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away …
KNIGHTS OF THE NEW REPUBLIC
THE SECOND PURGE
SEVERAL YEARS AFTER THE FALL OF THE EMPIRE, THE SHADOW OF THE SITH ONCE AGAIN HAUNTS THE DEPTHS OF THE NEW REPUBLIC. DISPITE THEIR DEFEAT THREE YEARS AGO, DARTH SHEGO, HER APPRENTICE DARTH FIST, AND THEIR FOLLOWERS HAVE USED AN ANCIENT SPACE FORTRESS ONCE THOUGHT DESTROYED FOUR THOUSAND YEARS AGO TO BUILD A MASSIVE ARMADA AND DROID ARMY THAT THREATENS THE UNAWARE NEW REPUBLIC AND THEIR UNWELCOMED PROTECTORS, THE JEDI KNIGHTS.
KIM POSSIBLE AFTER LEAVING HER BEST FRIEND AND BROTHERS WITH THE JEDI HAS TAKEN A NEW PARTNER AND A MORE ACTIVE ROLE AS A BOUNTY HUNTER FOR LEGALLY WANTED BOUNTIES AS WELL AS OTHER MISSIONS ACROSS THE GALAXY, BEING EXTRA CAREFUL TO AVOID HER PAST LOVE.
MEANWHILE JEDI KNIGHTS RON STOPPABLE, YORI ONASI, AND THEIR PADAWAN APPRENTICES ANAKIN SOLO AND TAHIRI -AFTER A SUCCESSFUL DIPLOMATIC MISSION IN THE OUTER RIM- BELIEVE THEIR MISSION HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND ARE TAKING A WELL EARNED REST ON THE PLANET NABOO BUT THEY WILL SOON BE DRAWN INTO A BATTLE FAR GREATER THEN THEY HAVE EVER KNOWN …
The Wildecat slowed from light speed just out side the orbit of the lush planet of Naboo. The Wildecat was much more calm and quiet then it used to be three years ago. Jim and Tim spent most of their time at the Yavin Academy. Kim was still feeling the shock from two and a half years ago when they both said they wanted to follow Ron's footsteps in becoming Jedi Knights.
The thought of Kim's ex-lover caused the twenty one year old redhead to stiffen in the pilot's seat of the Corellian freighter. "Gunguns aren't scary," Kim's partner of two years chuckled, misinterpreting Kim's sudden reaction. "Naboo's the safest place you could probably visit. You don't have to be scared."
Mission Vao was a nineteen year old Twi'lek. Her skin had a bluish tent to it with matching deep ocean blue eyes, and her two head-tails hung down over her shoulders like tails. She was dressed in a black tank top under a brown vest and short shorts and knee high combat boots. Kim had actually saved the Twi'lek not long after she left Luke and Mara's wedding. She saved the girl from a group of rogue slave traders attacking her ship. Vao decided to stick around, and eventually Possible accepted her as a partner.
"I'm not scared," Kim shot, glaring at the Twi'lek.
"Then I assume you're thinking about the Jedi again?" Mission's eyes danced amusedly.
"I'm glad my failed love life amuses you," Kim sulked, crossing her arms across her chest.
Mission laughed loudly, before pressing the com button, "This is Mission Vao of the space freighter Wildecat, requesting permission to land, Naboo."
"Wildecat, this is Naboo Command, what is your reason for visit and/or cargo?" a voice replied
"Recharge and delivery of requested sterilized plant specimens for the Gungun's Boss, sir." Mission spoke into her mic. "I'll send you the access codes now."
A moment later the voice spoke again, "Wildecat, your delivery checks out, welcome to Naboo."
"Ah, Naboo, home of wild plants, beautiful oceans, lush palaces and …" Mission started before Kim's eyes widened.
"He's here …" Kim breathed, beginning to tremble.
"Oh, not this again," Mission threw up her hands, "Look, it's a big planet even if your ex is here, the chances of you running into each other are nil! It still freaks me out how you can tell if he's on a planet or not by the way."
"But …" Kim started, but sighed in defeat, "Let's just get this over with …"
"That's the spirit!" Mission chimed spiritedly as she maneuvered the Wildecat on a landing vector.
Not all of Naboo's capitol city was bright and beautiful. As the young Jedi Padawans Anakin Solo and the Tuskan Raider raised Tahiri learned, there are some dark and dangerous places.
"Stop checking out the scenery, Annie!" Tahiri barked, her curly dirty blond hair waving behind her as they ran, ducking blaster fire, "RUN!!"
"Don't yell at me like it's my fault!" Anakin Solo half whimpered, squeaking as a blaster shot went right between his legs, missing his 'valuables' by a few inches.
"Why not?" Tahiri glared, "It IS your fault!"
"Not completely …" Anakin meeped, grabbing Tahiri's hand and turning down a side ally.
"Oh good, a dead end," Tahiri said in a very not thrilled voice, turning to glare at her best friend. "Now what, genius?"
"Uh …" Anakin blanched, turning to see the twenty armed thugs approaching them.
"Now, gentlemen, please," Tahiri flashed the thugs one of her brightest smiles, "You have to forgive my friend here, you see he's retarded, had to replace his brain with a droid prosthetic … he doesn't know where he's at ninty five present of the time!" Tahiri elbowed the slightly taller teenager in the ribs and hissed. "Play along."
"Uhhh …" Anakin blinked in confusion at his companion.
"Good job, Anakin," Tahiri winked, before turning back to the thugs, "So now if you'll let us be on our way …"
"I don't thank so," the thug's leader said with a sadistic grin, "You twos know too much."
"Umm …" Tahiri gulped as the barrel of the thug's blaster pressed to her forehead. "Would it help if we told you we were Jedi?"
"We's hate Jedi …" the leader growled, before his eyes glazed over. "The Jedi ares no threat and knows nothin' of us … we'll leaves them be." With that he led his confused group back to their hideout.
"What … just happened?" Anakin asked as he and Tahiri looked at each other in confusion.
"Anakin, Tahiri?" A voice spoke softly yet sternly behind them, causing them both to stiffen. "Do I even want to know why you had those armed mercenaries seemingly wanting to kill you?" They turned to see Anakin's Jedi Master, Ron Stoppable. Ron was dressed in a light gray cloak over a red tunic and black slacks. His blond hair was slightly longer, but still kept neat, and the scars around his left eye has grown less visible after three years.
"Umm …" Anakin gulped blushing madly, "You probably don't …"
"Anakin …" Ron said firmly, before turning to his companion, "Tahiri, would you care to enlighten me on my Padawan's activities?"
"Of course, Master Stoppable," Tahiri said without missing a beat, avoiding Anakin's look that screamed 'traitor'. "You see, Anakin wanted to explore this beautiful city, sir. And myself being the good student that I am, tried to tell him to wait by the hovercar like you and Mistress Yori commanded. But you see, Anakin would not hear any of it, so he took off to explore and I followed. Then we came across those thugs and they started shooting at us, so we bailed. That's where you showed up."
"She's telling the truth," Anakin added quickly, "She didn't do anything wrong."
"Thank you, Anakin, Tahiri," Ron nodded, rubbing his chin. "That's almost the truth, but more enough to get me the real picture. Let me guess: you both got the urge to look around and got in trouble right?" both teenagers looked down blushing. "Yori and I'll determine a proper punishment for disobeying our instructions once we get back to Yavin." Ron said turning so the two sixteen year olds couldn't see his smirk. "Now, let's go, Yori's waiting by the car."
Yori Onasi sighed as she leaned against the rented hovercar in the central plaza of Naboo's capitol city. She brushed a hand through her mid-neck length raven hair, before turning and strolling toward the railing that over looked the public ship-dock.
The humid Naboo air felt good flowing through her soft, thin Jedi robes and hair. She let her chestnut eyes look at the many ships present, when one in particular grabbed her attention. "Kim-dono …" She sighed when she recognized the Wildecat.
Sadness clinched her heart as she thought about Ron's old flame. She heard about what happened to Ron and Kim when Ron had returned to the Yavin 4 Jedi Academy. She comforted Ron in his time of need, asking no questions on what transpired between the two.
Eventually Ron had come to her on his own. He told Yori about how he felt that he and Kim wasn't working out, and he ended the relationship. Yori could see that there was far more then that, and there was little truth in Ron's admission about it not working out yet she let it go. And not a year ago, Ron had given in to Yori's careful advances and two have become what Yori's Padawan Tahiri called 'an item'. Yori had won over Kim Possible. Ron Stoppable was hers. But when she thought about the times she had seen Kim looking at Ron on the rare times the two former-best friends met, she didn't feel all that much like a winner.
"Hello, Yori," Kim's voice said softly behind her, causing the Jedi to jump in surprise. Yori was so lost in her thought that she didn't sense the redhead approaching.
"Kim-dono …" Yori said slowly, turning to face the bounty hunter.
"Been a few months …" Kim said hugging herself, "How's everything at the school?"
"Things are good, Kim-dono," Yori nodded, looking away nervously. "Your brothers are nearing the Padawan stages of their training. You'd be honored by their achievements."
"I'm proud of them, and tell them I'm sorry I haven't been by to visit in a while …" Kim said, turning to go, "It's great … seeing you Jedi Onasi, take care of yourself."
"Why do you not ask of him?" Yori asked boldly.
"Because I have a hard enough time not thinking about him as is," Kim gave the other woman a sad smile, "Take care of him, and don't let him go like I did … I have to go now, me and Mission have work to do and … I feel him coming." She said, quickly walking away, leaving the Jedi mildly surprised and more then a bit disheartened.
The Echani Jedi Knight watched the girl disappear into the crowd when a voice chimed from a nearby alleyway. "Found um."
Yori turned to see Ron ushering the downcast Anakin and Tahiri out of the ally. "What did they get into this time, Ron-chan?" the Jedi asked, cocking a hip toward and glaring at the two teenagers.
"Oh this, a little that, got chased by a group of smugglers," Ron said walking around the two teens who were taking an interest in the stone street of the Naboo city.
"Ah, I see," Yori nodded, "Much the same as usual, ne?"
"Also," Ron pointed out, trying to keep from smirking at the flinch of the two teens, "young Tahiri attempted to pass the blame on to Anakin and he attempted to take the blame himself."
"Much like two other young people I recall not to long ago," Yori said giving the Blond Jedi Knight a hard glare.
Ron shot Yori a short surprised look before following the teens example and stared at the stone-covered ground.
"The punishments can wait for now," Yori stated, patting Ron's arm, "Have you two felt anything unusual toward the swampy areas outside the city?" she asked the two Apprentice Jedi.
"Yes, Master Onasi," Tahiri spoke up.
"I felt a disturbance in the Force coming form that area," Anakin continued for her, "It's not much…"
"…but it is something." Tahiri finished.
"Then it's worth checking out," Ron nodded, his eyes lighting up with the thought of adventure as much as the two younger Padawans.
"Then let's get to it, Mara-sama is to meet us at the dock to pick us up in a cycle." Yori nodded, "Remember, trust your feelings and the Force."
"Yes Master," Tahiri nodded before being shadowed by Anakin.
"Adventure, Excitement, a Jedi craves not these things," Yori smiled as she and Ron followed the two toward the city border.
"Of course not, Yori," Ron kissed her cheek, "its cause we get it in abundance."
Yori look out!
The Force fights with me!
Behold the power of the Dark Side, Witch!!
Which one … which one … which one … how about you …
Ron … Ron what's happening to you? Ron no!
Jedi Master Rue Fus' eyes shot wide as he sucked in a painful breath. He raised his head to find himself in his quarters in the Yavin 4 Jedi Academy. He hopped to his feet and scurried out of his meditation room and on to the main conference room.
"Master Skywalker." Rue Fus said as he walked in to find the Jedi High Master seated at the conference table alone.
"Felt it too?" Luke Skywalker asked, his blue eyes turning to the small rodent-like Jedi.
"Felt it, I did," Rue Fus nodded, "Coming a great disturbance is, and soon."
"Did you receive a clear picture?" Luke asked, "I just heard a great deal of screaming, and a great deal of pain for a great deal of people."
"I seemed to have picked out some of the loudest. Jedi Knights Stoppable and Onasi heard I did. Also the voice of Kimberly and James Possible sounded clearly. Pain there voices held… so … so much pain."
"Any suggestions?" Luke asked, rubbing his face.
"Wait and be ready is all capable we are now." Rue Fus sighed grimly.
"Guess that's that then," Luke sighed, "Mara's gone to get Ron and Yori, perhaps they can shed light on this."
"Perhaps …" Rue Fus nodded, his whiskers and ears drooped in thought.
"I hate swamps," Mission said swatting another bug that was attempting to bite her headtails while she piloted her transport speeder over the swampy area of Naboo
"I thought this was nice scenery?" Kim asked, smirking from her transport traveling beside Mission's.
The blue Twi'lek stuck her tongue out at the redhead. "It is nice scenery; it's the wild life that I don't care for."
A small beep on the girls' scanners caused them to glance at each other worriedly. "The Gunguns don't believe in advanced technology and there shouldn't be anyone else in this area." Kim said looking at her speeder's radar.
"That's nice, but we're still picking up a lot of energy readings up ahead." Mission said, as they slowed their speeders down. "Go around or check it out?"
"Duh, that's a no brainer, Mish." Kim winked, "Check it out!"
The two transports sped up toward the bleeps. "Something must be wrong here," Mission said, "I'm getting the readings but I don't see squat." She sighed and pressed a few buttons on her controls, "Well, Kimmie, guess that was a bust, lets head on to the-" her sentence was cut off by a blaster shot striking her speeder. "Crap!" She shrieked.
"OK, don't think they're friendly Mish," Kim said bringing her speeder to a stop beside Mission's.
"OK, you got the anti-cloak field generator Wade gave us?" Mission asked taking cover with her partner.
"Three steps a head of ya," Kim said, pulling out a device from her belt.
She hit the one button on it and after a few moments a wave of energy erupted from the device spreading out around them covering much of the area. The wave revealing several silver armored Sith Troopers and vehicles. All of which surrounding the girls and their weapons trained on them.
"Uh oh …" Kim said letting her blaster drop to her feet. "I think I liked it better when I couldn't see them …"
To Be Continued …
Disclaimer: Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade the Jedi Knights, Anakin Solo, Tahiri, and Mission Vao are all property of Lucas Arts. Kim Possible, Ron Stoppable, and Rufus (or Rue Fus) are property of Disney Productions.