And the words for this chapter are Look out, Book and Hard.
And as always feel free to give me words to use in later chapters.
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It's a date!
Padme sat up and rubbed her bleary eyes, she glanced at the chronometer on her wall and started. Had she really slept in that late? She knew it had been late when Obi-Wan had dropped her off the night before, but that was no excuse to sleep in.
She hurriedly entered the fresher and splashed cold water on her face to wake herself up.
Feeling somewhat more awake, she went in search of something to eat, grabbing her datapad on the way out of her room.
She grabbed a muja from the fruit bowl on the counter and sat down at the kitchen table, as she turned on the datapad with the other hand.
She sat it on the table in front of her and scrolled through the long list of things she need to do today.
The top of the list was a meeting with Senator Kath, she sighed and took a bite of the muja fruit her mind wondering back to last night and finding out that her mystery man had been Obi-Wan Kenobi, a Jedi! she had been flirting with a Jedi! she shook her head trying to shake away the thoughts and remember her challenge to annoy him. she added talking to Anakin to her list.
She flopped down on the couch. Everything on her list was done, well almost down, she still hadn't talked to Anakin.
Dorme had reported that she had left a message at the Temple for him, but he had yet to get back to her.
There was a beep alerting her to the fact that someone was at her door. She had already dismissed her handmaidens for the rest of the evening.
She groaned and pushed herself back off the couch, glancing in the mirror first, she opened the door.
Standing there was a young man, he looked vaguely familiar, but she couldn't place him.
His hair was cut short, with one thin braid resting on his right shoulder, he was a good head taller then her and she could just make out a shiny silver cylinder hanging from his belt. it was a second more before it registered that it was a lightsaber and a moment longer before she knew who he was.
"Anakin!" she gasped.
It was one thing seeing him from far away, only finding out later who he was, it was a entirely different thing seeing him close up and in perfectly good lighting.
How had little Ani gotten this tall?
"One and the same," he grinned. "May I come in? I was told you wished to see me."
"Oh, yes of course, sorry." she said quickly moving aside for him to enter and closing the door behind him.
"Please take a seat, is there anything I can get you water perhaps?"
"No, thank you." Anakin said as he took a seat.
Padme nodded and sat down across from him. After a moment of slightly awkward silence, Anakin asked.
"So what did you wish to see me about?"
She was beginning to feel foolish, maybe asking Anakin how to annoy Obi-Wan was not such a great idea after all? She could always say she just wanted to catch up, after all it had been a while since they had seen each other, (like almost eight years.) it was a logical reason.
No she wasn't going to back out now and as Obi-Wan has said that Anakin was the best at annoying him.
"I was wondering if you had any ideas of how I could annoy Obi-Wan." she said at last.
"Why?" Anakin exclaimed, surprise clearly written across his face.
"Well," she said as she looked down at her hands. "He said, that he didn't think I could annoy him… so I kind of said was going to find a way to do so."
"Okay." he said at last. "So why are you asking me?"
"Well Obi-Wan said you had developed a talent for annoying him." Padme said looking up.
"For some reason, I don't think he meant for me to hear that." Anakin said thoughtfully, then grinned. "But your right, I am pretty good at it."
"So any ideas?" she asked.
Anakin sighed. "No, not really."
"Well how do you do it?"
"Honestly I never do it on purpose it just happens, I say something thing and he get annoyed and then tries not to let me know he's annoyed." then Anakin grinned. "But then I suppose there are the times when I say something and or do something that I know will annoy him. So I guess I do sometimes do it on purpose."
"What kind of things do you do?" Padme asked.
"I can't think of anything off the top of my head." Anakin said, then as a after thought he added. "Maybe you could watch me do it."
"How could I watch you without Obi-Wan knowing I was watching? I mean I did kind of say something to him about asking you, I don't want him to I really did it."
Anakin thought for a moment then grinned. "Don't worry about it, he won't suspect a thing. Do you think you could spend Taungsday evening with Obi-Wan and I?"
"That would be the day after tomorrow? Right?" Padme asked as she reached over to the table next to the couch, to grab her datapad.
"Yep." Anakin confirmed.
She scanned the datapad, then nodded. "I can do that." She looked up. "You know if you had said any other day of the week it wouldn't have worked for me."
"Oh I'm great at picking the right day." Anakin said with a grin. "Oh, keep in mind that the only reason why Obi-Wan and I would not make it, is if we are sent on a mission. I don't think it will happen, but keep it in mind."
"Of course I understand." she said with a smile., then as a after thought she asked. "What are we going to be doing?"
"Uh…I'll figure out something. Why?"
"Well I was just wondering how I should dress."
"Oh." he said. "Uh… something that doesn't stand out."
"Okay," she laughed. "So how have you been?"
"Look out!" someone called and Padme turned just in time to see a air speeder heading right for her, the pilot looked completely terrified.
She quickly dropped to the ground, she could feel the heat from the air speeder as it passed over her. A moment latter she heard a crash and then someone was helping her to her feet.
"Are you alright?" the Female Twi'lek asked.
"I'm fine, thank you." Padme said as she brushed herself off.
She looked over at the air speeder, where it had crashed into a pile of crates, it was pretty badly damaged, but she was glad to see some people helping the Sullustan pilot from the wreckage. She was glad that he was alive.
It was not long before CSF arrived. Along with a inspector by the name of Divo.
After being asked several questions, they let her go on her way as she really knew nothing, except that she was almost run over.
She was running late and hoped that Anakin and Obi-Wan wouldn't mind,, she also decided that next time she was suppose to meet them she would take a air taxi instead of walking. That is if there was a next time.
she entered her apartment and hurried into her room to change, next thing she knew she tripped and hit the ground hard, today was not her day, first almost getting run over and then tripping over…. She rolled over and sat up so she could see exactly what she had tripped over. There was a pile of Holo books spread across the floor. For a moment she wondered how they had gotten there, but then she remember putting them there just that morning. She sighed and stood back up.
At least Obi-Wan and Anakin were running late too or at least that was what she was hoping the reason why they were not here yet. She headed for her closet, this time more slowly and watching where she was going so she wouldn't trip on anything.
She found a simple dark blue dress that wasn't to fancy, it came a little past her knees with a silver belt and not to low in the front or back. She had worn it a few times when going to The Dancing Diner.
After quickly changing, she took her hair out of the bun it had been in and quickly brushed it out and clipped the top half up, she then found a pair of flats to mach and went back out and sat on the couch with her datapad to wait for them.
She couldn't help but keep glancing chronometer to what time it was, she had been late getting back and she had been home for fifteen minutes at least.
She was just beginning to think Anakin had been wrong and that they had been called on a mission after all, (either that or he had not been so successful in convincing Obi-Wan to come, but even if that was the case he would still come.) When the door chimed and she stood, quickly checking herself in the mirror, she answered the door.
It slid opened to reveal Anakin and Obi-Wan.