Kirienne waited until Octavia was alone then appeared to her, offering her a drink of Corellian Brandy Kirienne took and began. "Milady Octavia … Ye handled yerself very well at Port Lansing me friend." "Nice you thought so." Octavia snipped. "Nuff of that. I kew yer grandfather Qui-Gon would be most pleased and proud of ye. Ye did ha difficulties tae face, but I ben mayhaps tha puts ye one step closer tae becomin a Knight. Mayhaps tha was the trials of testin ye had ta face - they be different for us all. Mine (like Luke's) was at the "The tree" on Dagobah. It were the most terrifyin ordeal I had e'er been through." "I don't see you being terrified at anything." Octavia commented. "Look ye here in me blade and I'll show it to ye." Octavia watched as the blade allowed her see Kirienne alone in the cave tree. She watched it seemed as through Kiri's eyes the visions she experienced. Somehow Octavia knew the man was her Kiri's foster father being killed by Imperials. Kiri was 14. Taking a blaster from her foster da's boot and settling the score after the Imps had thrown her to the ground on top of his body. They held her there and made her watch as they killed him in cold blood. The image changed and Octavia saw Kiri stealing their ship and flying all alone to Tatooine where she found her true father in the Mos Eisley cantina. Again Octavia watched through Kiri's eyes as Jarek was killed in battle and the image changed rapidly over to Kin's partner and life bonded mate being surrounded by bounty hunters with Kiri not having any weapons only her wit to save him. Kiri drew the blaster she had snuck into the cave. Kiri shouted something in her native language then Octavia could see Kiri struggle with herself about shooting the enemies in the vision. She threw the blaster away. "NO! I'll nae join the like o' you. I be a Kiddari Warrior and I'm tae be a Jedi. I'll nae throw awa' me honor at any price." Kiri seemed to yell at empty space. Then vision changed and Octavia watched at Kirienne was knighted as a Jedi Octavia recognized the place to be Port Lansing from years ago. Again Kiri had to endure visions of all the space battles she's been in. Seeing again all the kills she had to make and she heard as well as Kiri had heard all the screams of Imperial Pilots as her A-wing cannons found their marks. Kirienne then sat calmly on the floor of the cave and put herself into a meditation trance. "I am a warrior of honor. I ha had tae kill, but ne'er ha I done so in cold blood outside a battle and ne'er will I." The visions stop and Kiri put away her great sword and turned her attention back to Octavia. "Lass, many tings we be forced tae do in order tae win freedom, but ye must do wha ye can tae fight for those wha canna fight for themselves and tae gi hope tae those wha ha none. A Knights path is often filled with sadness, loneliness, pain and sorrow but we must fight for all those wha be chained in the dark." Kiri become solid and puts a small shard of a brilliant blue gem into Octavia's hand. "Focus on this gem when ye lose heart - call on me if ye ha need. I will come." Octavia went to say something but as suddenly as Kirienne appeared she was gone. Staring at the stone Octavia knew it was special from the short time she spent with Kirienne at Port Lansing she knew that this wasn't something that Kirienne shared with just anybody. The words of her grandfather from their meeting came to her "You are never alone." Smiling to herself, Octavia went looked around and nodded. It was time to join the living again and to talk to someone about what happened at Port Lansing and to put it all behind her. She had to move on and face her destiny.
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