Location: Meditation clearing on Yavin Jerella settled down next to Rob in their favorite meditation spot, the sun warmed rock relaxing her muscles as she smiled at him, then closed her eyes to seek her center. Her breathing rate slowed and deepened, and her heartbeat took on a new, soothing rhythm as the stresses of the day retreated. As the sharp awareness of the physical world faded away, she felt herself enveloped by the living energy field of the Force, and opened her mind to it, allowing it to take her where it would. A starfield swirled about her, coalescing into a single system with a gleaming, living world swelling in her awareness. About the world darted a myriad of starships coming and going to the landbound starport, while others proceeded in stately orbit. A single ship--a Carack class light cruiser part of her recognized--became the focus of the vision. Having no control over it, she was swooped into the vessel's small docking bay, past the sigils that denoted the ship's name: DIRJHA. Her Force senses expanded in the bay, becoming aware of the aura of Darkness and pulling back from it, as if to avoid being detected. Then, she was moving through a series of ventilation ducts, maintenance accessways and mazelike corridors: left, right, right, straight ahead, right, down, left, left... There was a sense of caution, yet a sense of urgency as well. The endless passage finally opened up before a door with "authorized personnel only" emblazoned on it. The door slid open before her, exposing a room with what appeared to be several bacta tanks arranged along the back wall. The vision carried her past the control consoles, up to the tanks which she realized were occupied. The bodies which hung suspended in them were motionless except for the movements of breathing, and the faces were semi-obscured by the life support masks across the lower faces. An older woman, a young woman, a girl... then the last... The face seen through the clear liquid expanded in Jerella's "sight" until, even with the support mask on it, recognition sent her slamming back the way she'd come, reversing her path at high speed through the ship, through the docking bay, through the system, out into space, until she... ...Started awake with a cry. "Octavia!"
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