By Ginna and Amanda Wilcoxen

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2001 8:20 PM

[This takes place after the rescue]

Octavia sat in the seat, enjoying the feel of its texture. Everything had 
been a dream just like Medenna had told them. How was it that she figured it 
out before anyone else? Sitting back, Octavia closed her eyes and hearing 
Raven's voice, her desperation seemed genuine and the news that she had been 
admitted into a doctors care bothered her had they done the right thing in 
leaving Raven behind?  Glancing over at Jedi, Octavia noticed how natural 
Klaw seemed to be among them.

"You seem distracted," Medenna stated, taking a seat next to her.

"There's a lot to think about," Octavia answered slowly.

"Hard to believe we're on our way home." The younger Jedi smiled. "Never 
thought I'd be happy to go back to classes."

"I'm sure your family will be happy to have you back as well."

Medenna's face clouded over slightly. "I'm sure I'll hear from them."

Octavia nodded. "I would hope so, what you did was very foolish and rash." 
She watched as the young girl lowered her head. "I'm just glad you are okay."

"Guess you don't want to see anymore of me once we get back to the academy."

"Not at all. I'm looking forward to training with you. We have much to learn 
from one another."

Octavia tried to smile at the young girl. "It seems I've learned more from 
you than you do from me," she paused. "When we were there you called me 

Medenna shrugged her shoulders. "Because you will be. it's your destiny all 
you have to do is let go of your doubts and the past."

Octavia watched her intently. "It's not that easy."

"I know, but you have to...or you won't be ready for what is to come."

"And what is that young lady?"

"To face the Emperor again, you know you will and you have to be sure of 

"Medenna, what is really bothering you?"

"N-nothing much," she replied.

"We've been through too much for you to start lying now."

"I think I should have done something more than have panicked." The 
bitterness was easy detectable.

"You did well under the circumstances." Octavia answered. "We all panicked in 
our own way...I have into my fear which blocked my ability to control the 

"I didn't act the way I should have...I've had more training than 
offense Octavia. I should have known better."

Octavia knew exactly what Medenna meant. Even she felt ashamed of her own 
panic and fear. "Even so, you are still a child and thus vulnerable to fear 
and panic."

"Perhaps, but the children at the Steele house seemed self assured of 
themeselves and actions," Medenna replied softly. She nodded to Master Du'Sau 
as she passed her and Octavia noticed and did the same.

"You cannot judge yourself by their actions Medenna. They were raised and 
trained in an entirely different manner. Never confuse the way the Sith or a 
Jedi feels to you." Octavia smiled, remembering Luke's own advice to her.

"I will try to remember that...Octavia do you think this is really over and 
our being here is really real?"

"Our imprisonment?" Octavia asked, to which the girl nodded. "I believe 
so...we will have trouble telling the difference between and reality and non 
reality for a while...but it is nothing we can't overcome."

"Will you stay at the Academy?" Medenna finally asked.

"If I'm allowed, yes." Octavia watched as Master D'med walked passed them. 
"Now you need to go to bed and get some rest."

"I'm not tired."

"You still need to rest, and I wish to speak with Master D'med. I will return 

"Alright." The younger girl watched as Octavia followed the Jedi Master, they 
both had so much to thank Alida for, she had helped them both. Turning her 
own attention toward Master Du'Sau, Medenna rose and strode over to her.

"Master Du'Sau, may I join you?"

"Of course Medenna, how are you doing?"

"Fine...I think," she answered. "I am looking forward to seeing Yavin again."

"We are anxious to have you back. Are you resting well?"

"Sometimes, but...other times I'm not sure. I don't understand...I don't 
understand why were taken."

Kalamytha kept her features schooled as she talked with the young red head. 
"Perhaps, the question should be...why did you leave Yain to join Octavia 
without permission?"

"I felt that she need my help," Medenna answered, shifting her feet on the 

Kala smiled. "Did Apprentice Jinn ask you to accompany her?"

"Not exactly..." She replied.

Kalamytha studied Medenna closely. "What do you mean exactly?"

"She didn't ask me straight out, but I had to help my future Master," she 
said quietly, but her eyes twinkled. 

"I see," Kala commented. "Did you learn anything from this experience?"

"Yes, Master." She lowered her crystal blue eyes.

"We will discuss this more in depth once we reach go and get some 

She nodded her head and walked to where she been sleeping. Yes, one day she 
knew that Octavia would indeed be her master...some day, and she'd be there 
to back her up. 

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