Leia surveyed the hanger. It was quite large and had several ships docked in it. One was a familiar modified B-7 Light Freighter and another was a familiar G9 Rigger Freighter.
Leia felt a smile creep across her face.
It appeared as if someone from the Temple was here and perhaps the mysterious Anak and Mikayla.
I wish I thought to bring the dagger they gave me. Then they might have tossed it. Leia thought.
Should I have told him from the start that I was already married? No, he might have had Han's death arranged. She shivered at the thought.
The sight of a group of guards heading towards them brought her out of her thoughts.
"You will come with us. If you try to leave you will be stunned." The captain said.
Isolder nodded and the group followed the guards to lead him, Leia and his few guards to a waiting speeder.
Teneniel Djo watched the small group of people in her Throne Room. She knew that her husband to be would arrive today and that he would have blond hair but so far the only blond people to land today were either already married, not really blond and not royally.
She sat straighter on her throne as she sensed more presences approaching.
The doors opened and in walked several of her guards with a man with blond hair, a woman with her medium length hair in three braids and three guards.
Her eyes fixed on the blond man in the group.
She alighted from her throne and walked to the blond man.
"Are you a prince or a king?" she asked him.
The man stared at her.
"Are you a prince or a king?" she repeated.
"He's a prince that should be a king." The woman with the braids said.
Teneniel looked at the woman.
"Why do you say that?" She asked the woman.
"His society believes that men can't be trusted to make good decisions so woman rule." The woman explained. "Although some men are trusted above others."
Teneniel shook her head.
"Sounds almost backwards." She told the woman.
The woman nodded.
"May I have the pleasure of learning your name?" She asked the woman.
"I am Leia Skywalker, Jedi Knight."
"I have heard a lot about you." Teneniel told her.
She turned back to the prince.
"What's your name?" She asked.
"Isolder milady." He said politely.
"Are engaged to be married?"
"Not engaged but hopefully soon." Isolder said looking at Leia.
"Not in this universe or any others that might exist!" Leia snapped
Teneniel noticed that three of her 'guests' were restraining two others. And must have been doing it for some time.
"Well, I am the second daughter, therefore my sister will rule with her husband. And I have foreseen that my husband would come today and that he would have blond hair." Teneniel explained.
Isolder's eyes widened.
"You mean . . . ." He trailed off.
"That we are to be married? Yes we must be married as soon as I speak to your mother." Teneniel stated.
Isolder looked as if he was about to faint.
"It is your destiny to marry me. Our children will make the Hapes Cluster great once more." Teneniel annouced.
The two men stopped struggling and smiled widely at each other.
The ride back to Coruscant was long because Teneniel Djo had to bring an escort and they had to arrange the ships in the hanger.
Leia smiled as she walked off the boarding ramp for the Emerald Princess everyone was there even the Alderaanian Council and several Jedi.
Teneniel Djo walked up to Ta'a Chume.
"I will be marrying your son." Teneniel stated.
Ta'a Chume sneered.
"I highly doubt it." She stated.
Teneniel stared at her.
"I know what you did to your husband, your eldest son as well as Isolder's first love. You had them all killed because they were not strong enough in your opinion."
There was a stunned silence.
"Believe me when I say that you will be punished for your crimes." Teneneil stated before taking Isolder by the arm and leading him to Mon Mothma.
"Mama!" An excited voice cried out.
Leia turned in time to see Bail toddling towards her.
She smiled and walked over and picked him up. Ahsoka and Ani moved through the crowd and stood by Luke and Jix.
"Hello baby." She said holding him close.
Han walked over and ruffled Bail's hair.
Bail squealed and grabbed Han's hand.
Everyone was looking at them.
"Leia," Mon began. "Is there something you want to tell us?" She asked.
"Everyone this is my son Bail. He's mine by birth, I didn't adopt him." Leia stated.
"Who is his father?" Horm demanded, incredulous.
Han wrapped his arm around Leia's waist and smiled.
"We have been married for a little over two years." Leia explained.
"And you never said anything?" Someone demanded.
"It was none of your business and you never asked me how I felt about all those men that you tried to marry me too." Leia stated.
She turned to Luke and Jix.
"I want to go home. How about you guys?"
Luke nodded, Jix sighed, Ahsoka smiled and Han looked cheated.
"Wait!" Isolder called.
"Bring out her out!" He ordered.
Twenty minutes later a slab of carbonite was pushed off of the Hapes Cluster Royal Star Ship.
Leia felt a presence inside of it. It contained a Force Sensitive!
"We have held her for over a thousand years. I feel it is time for her to return home." Isolder stated.
The look on Luke's face was a cross between a child on Fete Week and when a child learns that the Tooth Angel isn't real.
To have been frozen in carbonite that long . . . once unfrozen she would learn that everyone she had ever known was long dead and that her legacy was no doubt gone.
Several days later . . .
They had attended Isolder and Teneniel Djo's wedding and Isolder somehow got his hands on some rare parts and old droids. No doubt to appease Han and Jix.
Today was the day that Cilghal predicted that their mystery Jedi would wake up.
Luke sat with Kira Dasha and Cilghal around the sleeping Jedi Knight.
Finally she sat up and blinked several times.
"Where am I?" She asked, confusion radiated off of her.
"You are in the Jedi Temple on Coruscant." Luke explained.
She looked around.
"I was on my way to a world to settle a dispute." She said.
"What's your name?" Kira asked her.
"Corray Ly-pah, I am a Jedi Master and my race is Midian." Corray Ly-pah stated.
That explains the alabaster skin, the the blood red lips and the onyx hair and eyes. Luke thought.
"Why is the Temple so lifeless? Why is there a sense of pain and mourning in the air?" Corray asked.
"The Sith weren't as dead as the Jedi believed them to be. They hid themselves and then waited, moving pieces across the board waiting for the right moment to attack the Jedi and the Republic. That moment came twenty-six years ago. Jedi were cut down all across the galaxy. And when the majority were dead the Sith Master declared himself Emperor." Kira explained.
"He and his apprentice were killed four years ago. We have been restoring the Jedi Order ever since."
"I had nightmares of corridors of the Temple being littered with the bodies of younglings, padawans, knights and masters. But the nightmares always began in the Temple of Ashla/Bogde. Two young adult Ashlans standing among the carnage, their eyes filled with pain, sorrow and hatred. Their eyes say that we will pay for not heeding their call for help."
Corray laughed bitterly.
"The Sith must have gotten what they needed rather quickly because we believe them destroyed about twenty years before I went on my mission." She stated.
Everyone looked at each other.
"Corray, It hasn't been twenty-six years since you were frozen in carbonite. It's been about a thousand years." Luke stated.
"The Sith waited roughly a thousand years before striking. They took the Jedi completely by surprise. In the end only a handful were still alive." Kira said softly.
Corray stared at them in shock. "You mean . . . that everyone I know, all of my apprentices are dead! She asked.
Tears ran down Corray's cheeks.
"I should have never told the Council about the Blood Curses or Blood Oaths!" She cried. "Then they wouldn't have second guessed our friendship with them."
"They believed that the Sith wouldn't dare target the Ashlans and that they must have a different target." Luke explained.
"They said that the Sith wouldn't be stupid enough to attack the Ashlans because they would Curse them." Corray muttered. "They didn't Curse the Sith last time they destroyed their home because the war between the Jedi and Sith was between the Jedi and the Sith."
Corray Ly-pah sighed.
"Who are you?" she asked.
"I am Kira Dasha, Jedi Knight." Kira inclined her head.
"I am Cilghal, a Healer." Cilghal introduced herself.
"And I am Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight." Luke said.
"Are you a descendant of Ashlans or are you Sippschaft?" Corray asked.
"I am a descendant of the two freighters that arrived at Eras after the slaughter." Luke explained.
"'The day an Ashlan joins the Jedi Order things shall occur whether you like it or not!'" Corray said suddenly.
Luke, Cilghal and Kira shared a concerned glance.
"'The Balancer will decide the Fate of the galaxy whether we like it or not!'" Corray said again.
"Who's the Balancer?" Luke asked.
"The Chosen One." Kira and Corray said at the same time.
Luke nodded. He had read about the Chosen One in the Temple Archives and some information hinted at the possibility that the Chosen One had been found but nothing solid. In fact if Luke didn't know any better some of the information had been erased, or moved elsewhere.
He had decided long ago hat he wasn't going to ask the few surviving Jedi about the identity of the Chosen One.
"If you don't wish to stay we will understand and provide you with the means to survive." Luke informed her.
"All I know is the ways of the Jedi. I would never survive." Corray whispered.
Luke looked at Kira who nodded.
"Then we welcome you back into the Jedi Order."