Obi-Wan laid Anakin onto the now blood stained carpet, applying pressure to his padawan's arm.
"Senator, take the comm from my belt and contact the Jedi Council!" Padme scrambled out of bed and snatched up the communication device. She flipped through the channels and opened a link to the council.
"Administrator Kalis speaking."
"This is Senator Padme Amidala requesting immediate assistance at my residence. Padawan Anakin Skywalker has been shot and Master Obi-Wan is attempting to heal the wound."
"Please remain calm Senator, I have a team of med droids only minutes from your position. Master Op Chano will also be arriving shortly. Until he secures the area, please remain inside and lock all doors."
Obi-Wan shut his eyes tightly, and the door behind him slammed shut. The lock clicked into place.
Padme looked down at the face of the pained Anakin Skywalker and shivered. "Is he dead?" she asked, her voice trembling.
"No," Obi-Wan replied. "Luckily, the bolt only grazed his arm, but even so, he would be in considerable pain. I'm surprised he is still conscious. I don't if-" he stopped short.
"What?" Padme asked quickly. "Is there something wrong?"
"No I just, no. Nevermind."
A loud bang against the door made Padme jump in fright. Obi-Wan motioned for her to take his place pressing Anakin's arm, and he activated his lightsaber. Waving his hand in a fluid motion, he unlocked and opened the door from a distance. Master Op Chano walked in, flanked by six med droids. Obi-Wan gave a sigh of relief. The med droids immediately set to work, lifting Anakin gently onto the bed and dressing his wound with technical perfection.
"What happened?" Op Chano asked, her voice not giving away any sign of distress. As Obi-Wan explained, Padme stood nearby, watching Anakin groan in pain.
"Can't you give him anything for the pain?" she asked a med droid. It sadly shook its head.
"For a faster and more stable recovery, a direct flesh wound should be sealed within five minutes without the aid of Bacta strips." Padme nodded blankly and sat down. This was all her doing, and for what gain? She was no closer to finding out who wanted her assassinated, and the blood of an innocent was spilt.
Stupid Padme, stupid!
I know it's been forever since my last update, but not for good reason! I started my first job, bought my first car, lost an arm (okay, kidding about that one) and it's just been general mayhem. I doubt I'll be able to keep up with regular updates, I just thought I'd throw this one in so you know I'm not dead, or didn't think I killed Anakin lol.
Peace out, till next time.