The Jedi Nursery—Part One

Forced Meeting: Part Three

I know it seems a little redundant.

by Autumn P. Torkorgana

When Andriya woke up, she could tell they'd landed. Obi-Wan entered the room and she looked up at him, still rubbing her eyes.

"We landed," she stated.

Obi-Wan jumped slightly. "Oh, you're up."

"We landed," she repeated.

"Yes, we did."


"I believe they said it was Trigavyk, Alderaan."


"I think so."


"We couldn't land anywhere else."

"Obi-Wan, I agreed to take these children to Alderaan if and only if we could stay as far away as possible from Trigavyk."

"Why? What's wrong with Trigavyk?"

"Why didn't you wake me up when we were landing?"

"Because you said you were tired."

Andriya slowly drew in a breath. So I'm in Trigavyk again. . . . So what? It'll be okay. Just avoid the reason you vowed never to come back, she told herself. "It's okay." She sat up and shook her head. "Thanks for letting me sleep."

"You're welcome." He stood in the doorway for a few seconds longer, then walked back out as Andriya yawned and stretched.

"I just hope they destroyed it," Andriya murmured once she was alone.

They didn't. In fact, it was the first thing Siydo and Tigo noticed.

"What's that?" they exclaimed in awe.

"It's the old Trigavyk House," Andriya replied as quietly as she could.

"What was it?" Kinter asked.

"It's where some important people lived. They were relatives of the rulers of Alderaan."

"What happened to it?" ventured Veya.

"It caught fire and burned."

"Were the relatives okay?" said Wherkane.

"No. They died."

"How do you know all this?" Rika asked skeptically. "Are you just making it up?"

"No, it's true."

"Andriya!" exclaimed someone behind her. She turned around and found herself face to face with Bail Organa.

"Hello, Bail," she greeted him warmly. They hugged one another.

"What are you doing here?"

"I told you we were dropping by."

"But I thought you were going to Aldera."

"Our plans changed. Children, this is my cousin, Prince Bail Organa. Bail, these are the 'Jedi Nursery'--Rika, Veya, Siydo, Tigo, Wherkane and Kinter. And this is Obi-Wan Kenobi, a Jedi Knight."

"It's a pleasure to meet you all," Bail said, smiling at them. "Aren't you children proud of Andriya being made a member of Jedi Council?"

Rika nodded, the only child to respond.

"Did you know that Andriya is also a member of the Royal Family of Alderaan?"

Half of the children shook their heads.

"Don't be surprised if some of the locals call her 'Princess Andriya.' And be sure to see Trigavyk Falls and Trigavyk Park." Bail waved to the children to say good bye, and they waved back, as Bail took Andriya's arm and pulled her aside.

"Are you sure you're okay about being here again?"

"I think so. . . . But why haven't you razed the Trigavyk House yet?"

"It's become a national monument of sorts. They always did like your family."

"Frankly, I find it disturbing. People died there. It's inconsiderate to us--the family."

"I know, I'm sorry. I just wanted to invite you to a state dinner tomorrow night. Would you like to come?"

"Can the children attend?"

"Of course. That's what they're here for. Your 'friend' can come, too."

"He's not my 'friend,' he's here to help me out. But we'll all be there. Thank you for the invitation."

"It always stands for you, Princess Andriya."

"Bail, please."

"You're a member of the Royal Family of Alderaan."

"I can't forget with you around."

"I have to go, I have a meeting."

"We'll see you later, then."

"All right, good bye!" Bail raised his voice to address the children and Obi-Wan as well as Andriya.

"Bye!" the children chimed together.

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