A/N: Yeah still the whole flash drive/ lazy bum-ness/ medical problems. I'm trying sorry! And about Sienna's hair 'cuz now we know the story behind Larten... Don't worry I'm not going to say anything that happens. I'm really too lazy to change what I've got going so, pretend that never happened. Haha That's horrible. And please a moment of silence for Vur.

I slowly opened my eyes to the watery sunlight coming in through half open blinds. Sienna and Jake had somehow crawled into my bed without my knowing and were curled up on either side of me. I smiled and slowly used the force to lift myself out of bed. When I got to the door I looked back at Sienna's mess of bright orange hair and smiled. I'll miss you so much. I reached up and wiped away a tear.

"Come on general, buck up." I turned around and ran into Mereel's arms.

"Mereel, what are you doing here?" He shrugged.

"I'm not allowed to come see my favorite general?" His eyes twinkled and he smiled an adorable little boy smile.

"Alright mister, carry Sienna and Jake into the kitchen for me and you can have some cake." His smile grew and he ran into the room. I shook my head and made my way towards the refresher. I splashed cold water on my face and pulled my hair back into a bun before walking into the kitchen where Mereel and the kids were sitting quietly at the table.

"Now why can't I get you to do that?" I laughed and pulled the cake out of a cabinet. Mereel and Jake's eyes lit up.

"Cake for breakfast mommy," Sienna was giving me a suspicious look.

"Mhm, just this once though," I smiled. "After all it is Christmas eve."

I left right after breakfast to be briefed. When I reached the main hall Masters Yoda and Windu were waiting for me.

"Masters," I bowed.

"Atrina, a new Padawan do we have for you." I was slightly shocked. Just three months ago I had lost my first Padawan, Ton-Kel.

"I beg your pardon, sirs, but is it safe to put a Padawan in with my squad? The Tompas aren't exactly sociable."

"That is why you are being assigned a new squad. We feel the Tompas are too unpredictable to be incorporated in the regular army."

"Masters with all due respect, we're over two years into this war and there haven't been any complaints from all the people we have saved. What's going to happen to them?"

"Put into cryogenics they will be, until they are needed."

"No." This was the first time I had ever spoken out against the masters but I would not stand for this. "If you want to put my squad in cryo then you have to put me in there with them. They are as much a part of my family as Sienna and Jake."

"Too attached, we fear, you are growing to your squad. Time for a change, it is." I opened my mouth to protest more but Master Windu held up his hand.

"Atrina, there is nothing you can do at the moment."

"Masters, please, I'm begging you to reconsider. My men trusted me to keep them safe when I first met them on Kamino. There is no way I am letting them down. I will accept a new squad but you must promise me that Tompa Division will not be put in cryogenics." The masters looked at each other briefly then Master Windu nodded,

"I will do everything in my power." I sighed and smiled,

"Thank you so much masters." Master Yoda clasped his hands together as I bowed again and walked from the room to meet my new Padawan and squad.