DESTINY'S CHILDREN "Out of the Past" Part II of III

By Courtney Kraft

by Courtney Kraft

She slowly sat up, her jaw hanging in shock at the sight of the man before
her. He was very large. Old too, or at least he looked a lot older than
when she had last seen him. His hair was as long and straight as her own,
and jet back with silver strands. His skin was a deep golden brown, and
starting to show the signs of aging. His steel gray eyes studied her as
they had always done in the days when she was growing up.

"I've come to stop you."

Psylocke stared at him, puzzled. "Stop me from what?"

"From becoming the same monster as your father."

"My this about Darth Maul?"

"Maul is not your father."

She pulled the blankets back and got out of the bed. She fanned herself
as she crossed over to the window and opened it. " look well."
" too."

She looked around awkwardly. "Would you like something to drink?"

"No, there's no time." The large man looked to his left, and walked
toward her. She noticed he was walking with a cane now. He sat down in a
chair near the window. 

She turned away and sat back down on her bed. "Master Annan, why have you
come to see me after all this time? I mean, it's been what.five, six years

"It has been a while."

She glanced down at her hands. They were shaking. "This is about my
heritage, isn't it? You knew that I had somehow found out."

He nodded. "I did, but I'm not sure how much you know."

"I know that I had a grandfather named Darth Maul."

Annan frowned, and his steel eyes narrowed at the sound of his name.
"I've never met him. I've only heard the stories. Not much to tell
either. He lived in secret from the Jedi for most of his life."

"All those times.all those times I begged you to tell me something. You
wouldn't even give me the name of my mother! Why now? What is so horrible
about knowing about my family?" She gulped, trying to keep face in front
of the man who raised her.

Annan glanced down at his cane. "Ever since you were born, I was
determined never to tell you about your heritage because I knew if would
bring disastrous results.but I think your awareness is the only
thing that can prevent disaster."

Psylocke reached over, and pulled a pillow onto her lap.

He continued. "Your mother.she was the most wonderful woman I have ever


"Her name was Larissa. That's where you get your hair color from.and you
eyes." He paused, sighed, and shook his head. "She loved you so much."
"What happened to her?"

Annan's eyes grew dark. His hands clenched his cane tightly and his mouth
tightened at the thoughts running through is head. "Your father murdered


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