so here is the first part of the story.
"Patrol Duty, I hate patrol duty" Craylo Venis Muttered to no-one in particular on his third lap of the naboo system. "They are a necessary evil im afraid master". The electronic voice of C5M9, his astromech droid chimed in, this particular astromech was unusual, as he didnt beep and warble like most droids of his type, he was a protocol droid when not attached to Craylo's Firespray. Many people thought the only Firespray in existence belonged to Boba Fett, however if you had the cash and the right connections, you could still buy one.
Craylo was 24 years old and was among the best pilots in the Royal Security Forces on naboo. He loved to travel the galaxy and learn of new cultures and places, pirates left him alone, as they knew well the profile of his ship, mistaking his ship for Boba Fetts. his brother built C5M9 as a 15th birthday gift.
As the ship neared the half way point of his next patrol leg, he was informed by C5 there was an incoming holocall, it was Jaden, his nephew of 5 years old. he was becoming a talented engineer, like his father. "Hi uncle kway" he waved. ( Jaden couldnt properly pronounce craylo yet ) "Papa wants to know if you are coming to dinner next week with grandma and grandpa". Craylo smiled and waved back " Yes, tell papa i'm coming to dinner. "
"Yay!" Jaden exclaimed. "I'll go tell papa" Jaden ended the holo call with a wave to craylo, who waved back. He ran out of the luxurious house in a suburb of Theed, and into his fathers workshop. He loved going in there to watch his father build droids .
" Papa? " Jaden called out, into the spacious workshop. There was no reply. He didnt have to wait long,a protocol droid came to the doorway.
"Hello master Jaden, your father is busy at the moment working on something important and cannot be disturbed". the droid said in a monotone voice.
"Oh ok" Jaden said slightly dissapointed "Can you tell papa that uncle Kway will be coming for dinner next week?"
"Certainly master Jaden" Said the protocol droid as it shuffled off into the recesses of the workshop.
No sooner had the protocall droid left. a small black droid came shooting out of the workshop, stopped a few centimeters short of jaden's foot, emitted a couple of electronic beeps and raced off in another direction. Jaden chased the droid, running in front of it, laughing as it beeped and changed direction.
Meanwhile, back in space craylo's mind had wandered, out of the cockpit, back in time two weeks. He was standing on one of theed's royal palace balconies, enjoying the view of the country side that stretched to the horizon.
Craylo was abruptly brought back to the present by C5M9.
"Sorry to disturb your thoughts master" he said appologetically "RSF command sent new orders a few moments ago, an imperial transport is making an emergency stop in naboo space, it has been heavily damaged by rebel attack, and this is the nearest system they can reach"
"Yippee what fun that will be" Craylo said with a slight hint of sarcasm. He pushed the firespray's engines to full power, and switched on the booster for some extra speed.
Edited by - freighter fighter on 12/16/2004 9:16:26 AM
Edited by - freighter fighter on 12/16/2004 9:18:22 AM