August 23, 2011 – Chosen Ones Together
Summary: **Part of the 2011 LiveJournal's Twisted Shorts August Fic-A-Day** series. Kendra goes from one Council to another.
Challenge: for the livejournal 2011 August Fic a Day Challenge. And #6471 on TtH.
Timeline: post-season 2 'Becoming' for BtVS, after Qui-Gon finds Anakin.
Warning: None that I know of.
A/N: Oi, Yoda is kind of a pain to write.
Disclaimer: BtVS and AtS characters belong to Joss Whedon / Mutant Enemy. Star Wars characters belong ultimately to George Lucas. I claim no rights to any copyrighted material. Please do not copy or take this story without my permission.
In a Galaxy…you get the idea
She wasn't supposed to remember her past life as a vampire Slayer. That was one of the conditions of her 'rebirth' in the new dimension.
Unfortunately, the Power responsible for that was either too lazy or didn't think it would matter – seeing as how Kendra was going to be a baby.
That wasn't the only error they made; the other was underestimating how much Buffy had influenced her.
Her training with the Watchers Council helped considerably. If Kendra told anyone that to anyone, they might have thought she was sick in the head. On the other hand, it would have explained why she was so quick in her mental and physical development before the Jedi Council found her.
As it was, it didn't take the Council to notice the youngling who surpassed those who had been training with them much longer. Kendra was well on her way to becoming the youngest Padawan in Jedi history.
That's why it shocked the Council when she respectfully refused an offer to become a Padawan.
After a few days, Kendra's reason for doing so became apparent. She stayed unattached because of Qui-Gon's new charge, Anakin Skywalker.
"Stay for Anakin, you did?" Yoda inquired in a private meeting with the young girl.
Kendra answered respectfully – as two Councils had trained her to, "Yes, Master Yoda."
"Why the reason?" he pressed.
"His is the Chosen One, Master Yoda," she replied in confusion. Didn't he already know that? When he still seemed like he didn't understand, she added, "Chosen Ones are supposed to help each other."
"Only one, there is," Yoda corrected gently.
Kendra just smiled in return; something that surprised the Jedi Master and would have shocked the heck out of anyone from her past life. "That is what they said last time." She went on to explain about her previous life, actually managing to surprise Yoda even more.
With another rare show of humor, Kendra concluded by saying, "You should be glad that it was me who came and not Buffy. While she would possibly be one of the strongest Jedi you have met, she also would have driven the Council insane because she embraces her emotions. She claims they make her a better fighter."
"Ponder this, I will," Yoda remarked thoughtfully. "More of Slayer, will you tell me?"
A/N: Kinda figured that maybe Anakin could use a 'sister' who understood the pressures of destiny.
Tomorrow's (hopeful) fic: Lilah/the actual game of 'Life'.