Author Note: I feel like updating, so here we go!

Chapter Thirteen: Vader and Calina


Vader was very upset about not being able to find any of his children. He should have expected this, for Skywalker City was certainly larger than most cities he had seen… definitely larger than any ship he'd seen before. But still, he was getting very short tempered, and he didn't know how long he'd be able to keep this up.

It wasn't just this. He'd also been thinking about Luke. If Luke wanted to be a Jedi, how many more of his children were Jedi-wannabes. The idea had occurred to him that maybe Obi-Wan and Mace Windu had perhaps taught some of his children. If that was the case, he would eventually find them and make them pay for that.

He had been wondering if some of his children might be Sith material. He called people "Sith material" if they were easily angered. Yes, fear and turmoil was essential, but anger was key. A Sith was nothing without anger.

But that didn't matter right now. For the moment, he had to focus on finding his children, then he would evaluate them and see which of them could possibly be useful to him. And he still had to find Padme and talk to her as well.

There was so much to do, his head was beginning to swim. Maybe he should sit down for a while…

After Wesley walked away from his two, now ex, girlfriends, Calina and Katkae had sat down and talked about it. They had decided to share Wesley and just be friends with him, instead of his girlfriends. That way, they could both hang out with him, and he wouldn't be cheating on either girl.

But you know girls. It had taken them a long time to decide this, and by the time they were done discussing the situation, they had no idea where Wesley was. They set off in the direction where he had gone, but soon they had come to a large intersection with many people walking from place to place, and they had to split up.

This is how Calina soon found herself coming across Lord Vader, sitting down on a bench. He looked a bit disturbed.

She had heard some rumors from some of the people she had questioned about Wesley's whereabouts that Vader may be at the city, so she wasn't really surprised.

"Um… hey, is there a problem?" Calina asked. She didn't exactly know what she was doing; talking to Lord Vader. At any other time, she would have tried to walk away unnoticed, but at the moment, he didn't seem so intimidating.

Vader looked up to see a young woman who seemed about twenty years old with blonde hair. "No," Vader said shortly. Then added, "your last name wouldn't happen to be Skywalker, would it?"

Calina sighed, and sat down on the bench next to Vader. "No, that's who I'm trying to find: Wesley Skwalker."

Vader straightened when he heard this. "And why, may I ask, are you looking for Wesley Skywalker?"

Calina decided there was no harm in letting Vader know what she was doing. "He's my boyfriend… well actually he's my ex boyfriend, but I need to talk to him. I've been looking for hours!"

"Well…" Vader said slowly. "I have a need to find the Skywalker children…. perhaps we could help each other."

Calina shrugged. "I'm up to it. After all this time, I don't care what sort of help I get. What did you have in mind?"

"We could split up," Vader said. "If I see Wesley, I'll let you know, and if you see one of the Skywalker children, I tell you."

Calina nodded. "How do we contact each other?"
"Do you have a comlink?" Vader asked, getting out his own.

"Yes," Calina said, starting to understand. She got out hers as well. They exchanged com numbers and split up in two separate directions. Calina felt very confident now that she had two contacts that could contact her at any moment, plus herself, she had a much better chance of finding Wesley now.

Thirty Minutes Later…

Calina was much less inspired thirty minutes later and still no results. She was about to call Vader and give up before she suddenly rounded a corner and saw three kids arguing.

"… Go?" the girl in the group said. "Where? Do you have a girlfriend?"

Calina nodded to herself, understandingly. Apparently the girl had a crush on the slightly taller boy. She didn't blame her. He was cute for a kid.

"Uh…" the boy was saying. Suddenly she found herself being grabbed by the boy, as he pulled her beside him. "Yes, I do actually. This is my girlfriend."

Being so shocked that this kid she had never seen before had just called her his girlfriend, Calina reacted without thinking.

"What!?" she exclaimed.

"Just play along, please," the kid whispered to her. Since she had no idea what was going on, she decided to just stay out of it.

"I don't think so!" She threw the boys arm back at him and walked off in a rage. When she rounded around the next corner, she almost nearly ran into Vader.

"Find anything?" Vader asked.

"No," Calina answered. "Split up again."

"Take the left turn up ahead," Vader said. "I've just come from the right."

"Got it."

Vader split up from Calina once again and went in the direction that she had just come from. Around the bend, he saw three children all talking in small group. Perhaps they were his.

They seemed to have noticed him as they had frozen in their places and were staring at him in fear.

"You three!" Vader said, coming up next to them. "Do any of you have the last name of Skywalker?"

The boy who seemed to be the oldest in the group recovered from his fear before the others and answered him. "No, no we don't. Sorry."

Disappointed, Vader walked off again, leaving the three children looking after him, still quite frightened.


Author Note: Not much action, I know. Please review!