LUKE MEETS AHSOKA
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Summary: When Luke heads to Dagobah to find Yoda, he encounters a young Togruta who also happens to be a Jedi, who helps Luke in ways he never expected.
Son And Apprentice
"There is it, R2. Dagobah." Luke said as his X-Wing fighter flew down towards the thick clouded planet.
"I'm not picking up any cities or technology. Massive life-form readings. There's something down there, alright." Luke said.
Artoo beeped again.
"No, I'm not going to change my mind about this." Luke replied.
Artoo beeped questioningly.
"Yes, I'm sure it's perfectly safe for droids." Luke laughed as he started the landing cycle.
Within less than a minute, Luke had effectively crash-landed his X-Wing into the swamp. Getting out to look around, he causes the ship to tilt, and drops R2-D2 into the swamp itself.
Though R2 was none the worse for wear, he started making his way towards land, when a large, unseen creature grabbed him up an pulled him under.
"R2!" Luke shouted, pulling his blaster and aiming it wildly at the swamp, not seeing or hearing anything.
Within less than a minute though, a loud gurgling and the spunky astro-droid was literally jettisoned out of the swamp and crashed into a nearby tree.
Luke was at his side in an instant.
"Are you alright?" Luke asked as he tried to help R2 stand up straight. "Good thing you don't taste very good." he said as R2 beeped his affirmative response.
It took Luke less than an hour to set up a makeshift camp, away from the swamp, on a seemingly sturdy patch of ground.
"Ready for some power? Alright, here we go." he said as he plugged the cable from the energy battery into R2's power socket. "Now all I have to do is find this Yoda. If he even exists."
Looking around the dark and rather dismal swamp, Luke felt a strange sensation ebbing into his mind.
"Still... there's something familiar about this place." he said to himself.
"It almost feels like..."
"Feels like what?" a soft, unfamilar voice asked.
Luke spun around, blaster out as he came face-to-face with a young Togruta woman, about the same age as himself, dressed in a dark green cloak, like the trees and moss around her. The only thing that stood out about her was her orange-skin and pale white lekku beneath her hood.
"Like we're being watched." Luke stated, his blaster aimed directly at her.
A pang of guilt washed over him as he felt that he should lower his weapon.
However, the woman didn't seem intimidated.
"So, are you gonna shoot me or just stare at me all day?" the woman asked.
"Sorry." Luke said, holstering his weapon.
The young woman moved closer to him, staring at both him and R2. A small smile and a glint of recognition passed through her as she looked at the blue and silver astro droid.
"You're a little far from home, aren't you, fly boy?" she asked Luke.
"I suppose. Who are you?" Luke asked.
"My name is Ahsoka Tano. What's yours?" she asked.
"Luke Skywalker." he replied.
Ahsoka's eyes widened as he introduced himself. As if she knew that name.
"Really. And what brings you to Dagobah?" she asked.
"I'm looking for someone." he replied.
"Well, I'd say you've found someone. Right?" she said with a smile.
Luke smiled in return at how that sounded. "Yeah, but I'm actually looking for a great warrior."
"Then you've come to the wrong place. There are no great warriors here." Ahsoka declared.
"He's a Jedi Master named..."
"Yoda." Ahsoka said, finishing his sentence.
"You know him?" Luke asked.
"Of course I know him. He's my master." Ahsoka declared.
Luke turned his head to the side in shock.
"Are you... a Jedi?" he asked.
"Yes. And no."
"Pardon?" he asked, confused.
"Long story short, I've yet to achieve the rank of Knight. Master Yoda still thinks I need training. Especially after what happened during the Clone Wars." she explained.
"The Clone Wars?" Luke asked, looking the young woman over. "You don't look old enough to have fought in the wars."
"Yeah, that's what happens when you're frozen in a block of carbonite for nearly 20 years and hurled onto this mudball out of spite for doing your duty." she huffed.
"Can you take me to see Yoda?" he asked.
Ahsoka looked him over and then nodded. "Sure. Follow me." she said and started walking into the swamp.
"R2, stay and watch the camp." Luke said to the little droid.
The pair walked a short distance, through the thick trees and mushy ground, past all manner of small insect and reptile, before Luke started up a conversation with her.
"So... you fought during the Clone Wars? With Obi-Wan Kenobi?" Luke asked.
"Yes. I was a padawan learner at the time. I faced all kinds of droids and monsters imaginable." Ahsoka replied.
"How did you get frozen in carbonite?"
"A Separatist trap. My master and I were sent to take down a droid foundry, only to get ambushed by a pack of bounty hunters they had hired. I pushed my master out of the way, but got caught in the carbon-freezing chamber myself. Frozen in perfect hibernation. A couple of years ago I woke up here, on this swamp planet. Master Yoda found me and released me from the carbonite, and told me what happened to the Jedi Older and everyone else. Of how long I had been asleep. How the Empire took over and... well I've been here ever since."
Luke wasn't quite sure what to say to that. She looked no older than him, but obviously had far more experience than he did. But she had lost so much time because of the carbon freeze.
"So, how far is Yoda?" Luke asked.
"Not too far." Ahsoka said, pausing at a small clearing that looked almost big enough to land a ship. At least his X-Wing. She turned to face him, noticing the curious and anxious look on his face. "But before we go... there's something I need you to do first."
Ahsoka's took a deep breath before quickly spinning around, her green cloak flying off of her body and distracting Luke for a split second, before she lashed out with her foot, kicking him in the chest and knocking him down. Her cloak landed on a tree branch, and Ahsoka pulled her lightsaber from her belt, igniting her green-blade and standing over the young man.
Luke looked up and gasped, his eyes pausing as he noticed the outfit she was wearing. And who wouldn't?
The outfit itself was all black with lite brown leggings, boots, shorts, black gloves with pale gold gauntlets that extended up to her elbows, a small strip of clothes stretched around her chest that barely covered her high C-cup breasts. Her skin looked a little pale orange, but were smooth and flawless, her well-toned arms speaking of her training as a Jedi. Her lekku trailed down her shoulders stopping right besides her breasts. The outfit was almost skintight, yet Ahsoka didn't seem to have trouble moving or breathing.
Luke's attention was called back when Ahsoka's voice rang out.
"If you wish to see Master Yoda, then you must prove yourself." she said, pointing her lightsaber at him.
"Prove myself? I came here looking for Yoda to complete my training! Like Obi-Wan told me to!" Luke exclaimed.
"Then consider this a test!" Ahsoka said as she dropped her saber upon him.
Luke rolled to the side and quickly sprang to his feet, pulling his lightsaber from his belt and quickly blocked her attack.
Green and blue blades clashed against each other, lighting up the foggy swamp with color and brightness it had never known before.
Ahsoka proved to have superior skill, but Luke wasn't about to admit defeat.
The Torguta woman pushed Luke backwards, the young man tripping over a log and onto his back. Luke groaned as he suddenly tossed his lightsaber into the air, distracting Ahsoka enough to flip back to his feet and rush-tackle the Togruta woman.
Luke's saber came down, slicing the log he had stumbled over, with Ahsoka's saber being knocked out of her hand a slicing a rock in half.
The pair tumbled backwards, rolling over and over each other, struggling fiercely, until Luke noticed something odd.
Ahsoka was laughing.
"Why are you laughing?" Luke asked, pinning the Togruta woman to the ground, straddling her waist.
"Because... you did exactly what I would have done in your situation." Ahsoka laughed.
"Even though we could have killed each other?" Luke asked with utmost seriousness.
"Killed each other? Are you afraid of dying?" Ahsoka asked.
"I can't die yet. I've still got a lot to do!" Luke declared.
"Well the first thing you need to do, is learn some patience. Right, master?" Ahsoka asked, looking to her left side.
Luke followed her gaze and stopped on a small, wrinkled, green-skinned creature with large pointed ears, dressed in a brownish robe, sitting on a tree-root, with a small cane in his hands.
"Know about that you would, Ahsoka." the small green-skinned creature said. "Yes. Reckless you are. And much anger I sense in him." he said, looking at Luke. "No patience you have."
He Will Learn Patience. An echoy, ethereal voice said.
Luke and Ahsoka looked up and around, hearing the voice, but not who had spoken it.
"Master Kenobi?" Ahsoka gasped.
It Has Been A Long Time, Ahsoka. I Am Pleased To See You Alive. Obi-Wan said.
"It's good to hear your voice again." Ahsoka smiled.
"Ben?" Luke gasped.
"Much anger in him, like his father. Reckless, like his father as well. Like his former apprentice." Yoda stated.
Was I Any Different When You Taught Me? Obi-Wan's voice echoed again.
Luke missed Ahsoka's blush, the Togruta woman knowing that the Jedi Master was talking about her.
"Are you Yoda?" Luke asked.
"Yes. And much to learn have you, young one." Yoda said. "Much to learn."
Luke got off of Ahsoka and helped her up.
"Obi-Wan Kenobi sent me here..." Luke started to say.
"...to complete your training. Yes. Know this I do." Yoda said, interrupting him. "Met Ahsoka Tano, you have. Appropriate this is. For very much alike, you two are. And much to learn, you both have."
"You're gonna train both of us?" Ahsoka asked.
"Trained you I have, these last two years, but ready to become a Knight, you are not." he said to Ahsoka. "And you boy, you cannot be a Jedi. Not ready, are you, for what must be done." Yoda said, pointing to Luke.
"But I am ready. I can be a Jedi! Ben, tell him I'm..." Luke said, moving towards Yoda, only to clip his foot on a rock, causing him to nearly trip.
"Ready are you? Ha!" Yoda laughed. "What know you of ready? For 800 years have I trained Jedi. My own council will I keep on who is ready. You boy, a long time have I watched. All your life as you looked away, to the horizon. To the future. Never your mind on where you were. What you were doing. Adventure? Excitement? Ha! A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless!"
So Was I, If You Remember. Obi-Wans voice spoke again.
"Me too, master." Ahsoka said.
"Trained from a Youngling, you were, Ahsoka. But this one..." Yoda said, pointing to Luke. "He is too old! Yes. Too old to begin the training."
"But I've learned so much!" Luke protested.
Yoda sighed, knowing that Luke wasn't going to give this up anytime soon. He may have been reckless and impatient, but he was determined.
"Will he finish what he begins?" Yoda asked, looking up at the sky, asking Obi-Wan this question.
"I won't fail you! I'm not afraid!" the young Skywalker declared.
Yoda's eyes seemed to widen as he stared at the boy.
"Oh? You will be. You will be." Yoda said in an almost eerie tone.
Ahsoka approached Luke, and turned to face him, a smile on her lips.
"Well then, Skyguy... if you're sure you're up to this... shall we get started?" Ahsoka said as she summoned her lightsaber to her.
Luke had mixed feelings about this. While he was expecting to get personalized training from Yoda, he couldn't deny that having another Jedi around, who seemed to be a lot like him, would be a good thing.
And for some reason, he found himself fighting back a blush as the Togruta woman smiled at him.
Here is something I wrote up in less than a day. I was worried that it wouldn't be as good as intended, but I couldn't help it. I wanted to write this up before I forgot it or lost interest. It is the start of something larger and hopefully better. This will be a Luke/Ahsoka romance story, which I think will greatly help later on. It's started out as a fairly simple story, but tell me what you think.