"I just know something is wrong! It's been a day and Obi said he would contact me the next day if everything was alright!" Satine paced holding a fidgeting Siri in her arms.
"Satine, maybe you're right, I don't know, but it looks like your suffocating Siri!" Padme warned.
"Oh, sorry love," Satine sighed, stroking her daughter's soft coffee brown hair. "I'm just on edge, I have to do something!"
"Well, what do you propose?"
"The Jedi can't spare any more… and we need an army!"
That's when Satine's face lit up.
"They hate you!"
"That's because I was a pacifist! Once they see I want to fight, they'll help!"
"No! Pre Visla hates you no matter what! Forget that idea now!" Padme was worried of her friend's new found warrior side.
"Padme, I'm not forcing you, but if you won't come with me, then I'm leaving Siri in your care," Satine decided.
"Oh, I'll go with you… we can leave the babies with Dorme and Lux," Padme decided.
"Thank you my friend," Satine hugged.
"Generals, where would you like the charges set?" Cody asked.
"In the grand hall, it will serve as a good distraction," Obi-Wan decided.
"Now get going and we'll meet back at the entrance," Anakin ordered.
And explosion hit hard and shook the place. Platoons of droids rushed in to see what happened.
"DROID POPPERS!" A clone shouted.
The droids turned to find the electro balls going off. The whole platoon of them smoking.
"He, he! Nice one!" Boil high fived the others.
"What was that?!" Blye asked in surprise.
"Sounded like poppers. I think Cody or Rex set a trap," Aayla said thoughtfully.
The small group continued on through the rumble of a palace.
"Sounds like Cody's plan worked," Anakin smirked.
"Was there any doubt?" Obi-Wan said.
The two knights quietly sneaked around the droids sentries in the east wing.
"No doubt Tambor will have guards so keep your guard up," Obi-Wan reminded his former apprentice.
"Right… I wonder how the girls are doing… I sense something is wrong…"
"Commanders!" Rex and the boys came through and blasted the cell open.
"Thanks Rex!" Ahsoka smiled.
The captain gave the girls their double lightsabers and comms.
"So where are the others and Lorana?" Jaunjey asked.
"Probably somewhere close by Tambor… probable using them for protection!" Korkie answered.
"That seems smart… having Mandalore's most powerful, besides yourself of course," Alaika agreed.
"Well, let's contact master Skywalker and Kenobi," Jaunjey suggested, flipping her commlink on.
Obi-Wan and Anakin had silenced a droid guard when their comms went off.
"Kenobi," Obi-Wan answered.
"Master!" he heard Jaunjey's voice.
"Jaunjey? Where are you? Where are the others?"
"We're all fine! Just some minor difficulties… but Rex and the boys helped us out!"
"Wait, I thought they were staying with Aayla!"
"Slight change, Blye and the others stayed while they went on. But there's a problem: Only Jase, Lorana, and Korkie were in the underground cells! The others are probably somewhere by Tambor".
"Skyguy, what's your location? We'll meet up with you!" Ahsoka said into Jaunjey's comm.
"We're in the east wing by the dining hall," Anakin answered.
"Got it! We'll be right there!"
"Permission to enter," Satine answered the guard at the bay.
"Who is this?"
"Senators Satine Kryze Kenobi and Padme Amidala Skywalker".
"You may land".
The women looked at each other in surprise.
"Be on your guard," Padme warned.
"Right," Satine brandished a small saber handle.
"Where did you-"
"Obi-Wan took it before we left the first time we came here together".
"I see… you plan to duel Visla?"
"Only if I have to".
"Master!" Ahsoka hissed from her hiding spot. The two knights had waited for their rendezvous.
"Snips! Come on!" Anakin whispered back.
The three padawans ran over and went against the wall, gesturing the others to follow.
"General Kenobi, most happy to welcome you to the family," Jase smiled putting a hand on Obi-Wan's shoulder.
"I take the girls told you".
"Yep… uncle," Korkie laughed.
"Shh!" Jaunjey hushed. "I hear something! Someone's coming!"
The eight hid behind a wall as the footsteps came closer.
"Commander! I do not care about my arm! We're pressing on!" They heard Aayla Secura's voice and peeked around.
"Aayla!" Anakin stepped out. "I thought you were injured!"
"Was! It's only my left arm, my good arm is still good," she flipped her lightsaber and placed it back on her belt.
"Tambor is right around the corner isn't he?" Lorana asked. Anakin nodded.
"You three stay down. Cody and the boys have created a diversion so this should be easy!"
Hey walked around the corner into a room, Wat Tambor was standing there.
"Tambor! You're under arrest for crimes against the Republic!" Obi-Wan announced.
Tambor just laughed. Then out of nowhere a dozen or so Commando Droids flipped out from hiding places.
"Right, this will be easy," Ahsoka mocked.
"Shut up Snips".