A/N: So here is the last chapter. I know that it's been a very long time since I last posted. I wasn't able to finish the ending by the time I had to leave for vacation. I am sorry about that. I should have some more story ideas soon, I hope. Thanks. -Yksin
I sat on an indoor balcony on the second floor. Down below me, Ahsoka and Brandon were duelling. I could barely see their lightsabers, because they were moving too fast.
Brandon deactivated his lightsabers. Why would he do that? It was a duel!
He then said something that I couldn't hear. Suddenly, Sith lightning came from his fingertips and struck Ahsoka. She collapsed and starting screaming in pain. A weird sensation flew through my brain. The dark side is powerful in Brandon. Why didn't I sense it before? Why does the dark side affect me so much?
I wanted to jump down and strike Brandon, but I couldn't. My feet felt like they were frozen to the ground.
After a minute, Brandon stopped. He walked over to Ahsoka and whispered something into her ear. He then activated a lightsaber and held it over Ahsoka.
"Goodbye Ahsoka Tano!" he cried.
My feet unfroze and I leapt into the air. I used the force to guide me down to the ground. I saw Brandon's lightsaber start to move down for the kill.
"NO!" I roared.
I suddenly felt a pain in my chest, and everything went black.
Brandon's lightsaber started to lower and I shut my eyes. Suddenly, I heard Luzzina's voice followed by a loud thud.
My eyes snapped open and I gasped. Luzzina lay on the floor next the me, a lightsaber wound through her chest. Brandon stood there in shock. He then smiled as though he were happy that he had hit her instead of me. I felt tears form in my eyes. I couldn't control my anger. I grabbed my lightsabers off the ground and jumped up.
"Surrender Lahi!" I yelled.
Brandon laughed. "Now why would I do that Ahsoka?"
I gritted my teeth. Brandon's lightsabers were activated, but he wasn't in an attack position. He just stood there casually.
"You are no ordinary Lahi," I hissed.
"You are quite right Tano," he said with a smooth voice. "I am a Sith assassin. I was instructed by my Master to destroy target A, and I will succeed."
I raised my lightsaber so that it was inches from his chin.
"Who's target A?" I demanded.
Brandon chuckled out of amusement. "Isn't it obvious? Target A is Luzzina Kaepa."
I gasped. Luzzina? Why did the Sith want her destroyed?
"Why Brandon?" I screeched. "Why Luzzina?"
"I'm surprised that you don't know Ahsoka," he said casually. "She's not normal. Her force signature is different, don't you sense it? She wasn't created by a normal living creature. Luzzina was formed, not birthed."
I turned my head and looked at Luzzina. Her violet eyes were filled with tears.
"On the ship, it was I who entered Luzzina's mind," he said darkly. "I almost consumed her mind, but she was able to push me back. Nobody normal could do that. Jenna was most shocked."
Luzzina stared a Brandon. "Jenna was with you?" she whispered weakly.
Brandon smiled cruelly. "Yes, she was dear Luzzina. I told her to get close to you, so you wouldn't suspect her."
Brandon turned to me. "You don't have to die Ahsoka Tano. Step out of my way and let me finish my assignment, or you will be destroyed."
I took a step back and stood in a defence stance. "Never!" I cried.
He snarled and raised his lightsabers. "You chose wrong Ahsoka."
He lunged forward and attack with great force. I was knocked back, but I quickly lunged forward, but he blocked my attack easily. Brandon did a backflip and shot Sith lightning at me. I raised my lightsaber just in time to block the blast. He hissed and jumped forward. This time, I was too slow. Brandon's lightsaber slashed my right arm and I screamed in pain. I fell over and looked at my arm. There was a long steaming gash that made me sick to my stomach. My eyes felt droopy and I collapsed. Brandon walked over and kicked my lightsabers out of my hands.
"After I kill Luzzina, you're next Tano!" he bellowed.
He turned to face Luzzina and he gasped. She was standing up with one hand on her wound. She raised her free hand so that her palm was facing Brandon's face. Her hand started to turn a bright white.
"You've gone too far this time Brandon," she said clearly. "It's time for you to step down."
The bright light extended outwards towards him. Brandon was too shocked to even try to stop her. The light surrounded his body. The light turned a bright purple and then it disappeared. Brandon was on the ground, barely alive.
"This...wasn't supposed...to happen," he painfully gasped. "My...Master told me...that I was invincible."
Brandon's eyes shut and he rolled over. He was finally defeated.
I glanced at Luzzina. She looked back at me, and then crumpled to the ground.
"No," I croaked.
I sat up and crawled towards her. My arm burned, but I ignored it. I reached Luzzina and I carefully turned her head so it was facing me.
Her violet eyes stared at me, and her skin was paler than usual. She grabbed my arm with her hand.
"Ahsoka," she said.
Tears ran down my cheeks.
"Yes Luzzina?" I choked.
She blinked a couple times and then looked at me again.
"There's something I need to tell you," she said with a faint smile.
"Tell me," I said weakly. My body still burned from the Sith lightning.
"I'm not who you think I am," she said quietly. "My Father found me when I was a baby. He took me in and raised me with his family. He cared for me as though I was his child. One day, we went to the doctors and they took a blood test."
I nodded. "Go on."
Luzzina cleared her throat and continued.
"My blood was golden. The doctor freaked and called the police. They said I was some sort of alien, and they thought I was hostile," she explained weakly. "My Father wouldn't let them touch me, and he tried to defend me. He was a Jedi. I didn't know that until he pulled his lightsaber out and fought off the police. Him and I ran, and we didn't stop."
Luzzina's grip on my arm tightened.
"A strange Man came to our hideout, and my Father didn't like him. They both duelled, and I never saw my Father again," she said, tears pouring down her cheeks. "The Commander found me alone, and he took me in."
I smiled slightly.
"Will you think of me any differently now that you know I'm not normal?" she whispered.
"No, you're still the Luzzina I met a couple days ago," I replied gently.
I turned around and saw my Master running at me.
"Ahsoka, are you okay?" he demanded
"No, but Luzzina needs more help then me," I said weakly.
Anakin knelt down and looked at Luzzina.
"Let's get you both to the medical bay, now," he said seriously.
I nodded and started to get up but Luzzina wouldn't let go on my arm.
"Luzzina, come on. Let's get you out of here!" I cried.
She shook her head.
"No Ahsoka," she said softly.
"But you'll die!" I snapped.
She let go of my arm. Luzzina closed her eyes and put her hand on her lightsaber wound. Her hand glowed a bright white. The light faded and she removed her hand from her wound. The wound was gone.
"How?" I gasped.
Luzzina sat up. "I don't know Ahsoka."
I helped her up and we looked around. The Lahi were cornered by a bunch of Jedi. We had won.
"Luzzina, we have a lot to talk about," Anakin said.
"Perhaps we should talk about this later," I insisted.
"I agree with Ahsoka Master Jedi," Luzzina piped up. "We should help the others out."
Anakin stared at Luzzina. "Alright, but we talk later."
5 hours later
The last 5 hours went by really fast. The Master Jedi took Ahsoka and I to the medical bay. While Ahsoka was being treated for her injuries, the medical droid started to examine me. It took blood samples, and it was surprised at the colour of my blood. After a complete checkup, the Master Jedi escorted me to some temporary quarters, so I could get some rest.
There was a knock on my door. I quickly jumped off my bed and cleared my throat.
"Come in," I said.
The door opened and Ahsoka walked through. She wore different clothes that were obviously her Jedi ones. Her arm was bandaged and she had been cleaned up. Her two shiny lightsabers hung from her belt.
"How are you feeling?" she asked.
I shrugged. "Well, physically, I'm fine," I said. "But not mentally."
Ahsoka walked forward and put her hands on my shoulders. Her blue eyes stared into my violet ones.
"What you did out there was amazing Luzzina," she said calmly.
"No it wasn't Ahsoka," I argued. "I killed Brandon Ahsoka. I swore to myself that I would kill no one."
Ahsoka sighed and let go of my shoulders.
"What if my strange powers are bad?" I continued. "What if I lose control?"
I walked over to my bed and sat down. Ahsoka sat down next to me.
"Luzzina, if you hadn't used you powers, then you would have died," she said in a gentle, but serious voice. "You also stopped Brandon which is a good thing. If you didn't stop him, then we all would have been dead. Do you know how much sorrow you stopped?"
I thought for a moment. "I guess you're right Ahsoka," I agreed.
Ahsoka's communicator beeped and she sighed. She pressed a button.
"Padawan Ahsoka Tano here."
The communicator cackled and then someone spoke.
"Padawan Tano, you may bring Luzzina Kaepa to the council chambers now," a deep male voice instructed.
"Yes Master Windu, we'll be right there," Ahsoka replied.
I got up and brushed off my black jumpsuit. I had to make a good impression to the council.
10 Minutes Later
After walking through the Jedi Temple, we finally arrived at the council chambers. I was about to walk through the doors, when Ahsoka stopped me.
"What is it Ahsoka?" I asked.
"Only speak when you are spoken to," she instructed. "Also, bow when you arrive, and when you leave."
I nodded. "Okay, should I be afraid?"
Ahsoka chuckled. "No. Just be yourself Luzzina."
I smiled and Ahsoka opened the door. The chamber was a small circular room with widows surrounding the whole room. Grey and red round chairs stood around the perimeter of the room with all kinds of older Jedi sitting in them. Ahsoka and I walked to the centre of the room and bowed, like Ahsoka had told me.
"Luzzina Kaepa, I presume?" a male dark skinned Jedi said. He had the same voice as the man on the communicator so I assumed that he was Master Windu.
"Yes Master Windu," I replied.
He nodded and turned to a small green creature with long ears.
"Heard a lot about you, the council has," the creature said with an elderly voice.
I cleared my throat. "Oh?"
The Jed, who I recognized as Ahsoka's Master, stood up.
"Let us get down to business," he said roughly.
Master Windu nodded and Ahsoka's Master sat down.
"Skywalker is right," he said. "We have a lot to discuss."
Skywalker? That is a familiar name, but where have I heard it before.
"Remember anything about your past, do you?" the creature said.
I shrugged. "I have faint memories Sir, but I remember my Father clearly."
"What do you remember about your Father Luzzina?" Skywalker asked.
I thought for a moment.
"His name was John Kaepa," I said. "He was a Jedi, but I didn't know that until he and I ran into someone evil."
The creature stared at Master Windu.
"True it is, that your Father was a Jedi," the creature said.
"He went out on a regular routine mission, when something went wrong," Windu said gravely. "He disappeared, and we couldn't find him."
I blinked. "Excuse me, but could you tell me how many years ago this was?"
The Council thought for a moment.
"I believe that it was around fifteen years ago," Skywalker said.
I took a deep breath. "John Kaepa found me fifteen years ago when I was only a baby."
The creature raised a white eyebrow.
"Makes sense, this does" he said.
"I agree with Master Yoda," Windu said. "But something confuses me. Was John Kaepa your real Father? You said that he found you."
That creature is a Master? Oops.
"No, he wasn't my real Father. I don't know my real parents," I explained. "All I had was him, and several other children who I thought were my really siblings."
Skywalker nodded. "Luzzina, do you know what species you are?"
My eyes widened a little. "Nobody has ever asked me that question before Master Jedi. The truth is that I have no clue what species I am. I was hoping that the medical droid would figure it out."
Master Windu pulled out a holo-pad from his cloak and looked at it.
"The medical examination results say that you blood is different," he said. "It says here that it is golden, and that it is a new blood type as well. It matches no other species."
I heard Ahsoka take a deep breath next to me.
"Could she be a new species that isn't on our database?" Ahsoka piped up.
"I don't know Snips," Skywalker replied. "You said that the Lahi Brandon told you something about her."
Snips? Why did he just call her Snips?
"Yes Master," Ahsoka said clearly. "Brandon said that Luzzina was formed and not created. I don't really get it."
I scratched my chin. "There is one memory that I have, that is faint, but real."
Master Windu cleared his throat. "What is the memory?"
"The memory is of a planet of some sort," I explained. "It is beautiful during the day, but dangerous and deadly at night. I saw it in Ahsoka's memories, and I was frightened by it. I can't remember the name."
"What is it Ahsoka?" Skywalker asked, his eyes narrowed.
"Mortis," Ahsoka stated. "The planet she is talking about is Mortis."
Skywalker winced slightly. I remembered Ahsoka's memory about her being under a spell. This planet obviously brought back painful memories.
"What makes this memory so significant?" a Jedi with an orange beard asked.
"I think that this is where I was formed Masters," I concluded.
Master Yoda stared at me. "Then go there, you must. Answers, you will find."
I nodded. "I don't know where this planet is Sir."
"I do," Skywalker said gravely.
I sensed Ahsoka's discomfort.
"Who shall accompany her?" Windu asked the council.
Ahsoka stepped forward. "I'll go," she said bravely.
Skywalker stared at her. "Ahsoka," he warned.
"I'm sorry Master, but I believe I should go with Luzzina," she insisted.
Yoda nodded. "Then go, Padawan Tano will."
Skywalker backed off. "I'll give you co-ordinates," he grumbled.
I saw a hint of a smile on the orange bearded Jedi.
"Then let this meeting come to an end," Windu said. "Padawan Tano and Luzzina Kaepa have a mission the prepare for."
Ahsoka and I bowed and we exited the chambers. I sighed in exhaustion.
"That was hard on you, wasn't it?" she asked curiously.
I nodded. "Do you really want to come with me?"
"Yes I do. It may not be my favourite place, but I didn't want you to get stuck with anyone else."
"We're in this together right?" I grinned.
Ahsoka laughed and gripped my arm.
"Yes Luzzina, yes we are."
A/N: So there is the end of Caught In The Middle. I am going to do a sequel to this, so there will be more. I know it's a cliffhanger, but I will do my best to explain more about Luzzina in the next story. I hope to post the sequel soon. Please review and tell me how the ending was. Thank you so much to the people who reviewed and offered help through the whole process of writing this story. Thanks guys, I couldn't have done it without you! -Yksin :)