Up top General Grievous laught as he was witness to the numerous Jedi, fighting off the force mines with their talents only to be blown to dust much quicker."Don't laugh to early my dear general, they too have had a surprise for us.Poggle says his colony may not survive if those in the tunnels are not stopped before they reach the nest again." Warned Count Dooku.Grievous laughter had him choking as he informed his counter part."You are right my lord, but the nest is well guarded." Dooku furrowed his brow."How do you mean?"
"Those jedi scum we imprisoned guard her majesty. A present to the colony with the help of thier wyrms."
"Disgusting but effective. Any jedi who makes it to the nest will find it hard to strike down an innocent."
Sharp rapped on Ahsoka's door."Come on we'll be late. " As the padawan opened the door."Damn girl you don't look so good." Ahsoka grimaced as every sound seemed amplified."Thanks a lot I'll be sure to compliment you on your looks when you get sick." Ahsoka finished grabbing a hold of the door frame. Sharp gently took hold of her arm as he entered the room."I'm calling the doctor, you're not going anywhere. I'm staying with you to ensure that you do." He took her into the refresher to sit on the tubs edge while he raidioed in the doctor. "What the hell? Sharp come here." She yelled in worried excitement. Wipping her forehead, her hand had come back with blood. "This doesn't look good, does it. What's going on with me?" As Sharp started to worry his lip looking down at her."Where's the paitent private?" said the doctor as he walked into the apartment."Here, sir." Sharp said in sweaty concern. Approaching the padawan the doctor said,"Come child look up please." As Ahsoka had put her head in her hands. As she complied she vomited on the floor. The doctor merely side stepped the mess. Taking out an internal body tester, he held it up to her body, then had Sharp pick her up and lay her on the bunk in the opposite room. "What's wrong with me doc?" Ahsoka's weary eyes peered up at the physician and Sharp."Nothing that a shot and plenty of rest won't cure. Apparently you've come down with some kind of flu, perhaps do to your species. You are suseptable, but no worries we'll have you up and about in no time.Private Sharp will help, won't you."
Sharp merely nodded, as the doctor's assistant came in to give the shot. Ahsoka fell into a deep sleep soon after. "Doctor we both know you handed her a bunch of crap. Now tell me what is really wrong with her before I make a call to her master."
The Kamino doctor looked down at the test subject."We have been expiramenting on the young padawan since her arrival." The clone grabbed the doctor at the base of his neck. Gritting out," What have you done to her?"
Breaking the clones hold the doctor continued." The growth hormone. Which we engineered you clones with, we have been feeding her through not only her food but the air mallucules that enter her apartment." Sharp charged the creature only to be stopped by the assistant."Stop it then." The doctor leaned down."It is to late, it has started to take effect. There is no turning back, and if you do tell. No one will believe you. After all your just a clone."
"What's going to happen to her?" The clone doctor placed a thumb to his chin."Hopefully she will only start to grow and mature just like one of you. If not she will die in the process."
"Can't you put her into one of the meditubes?"
Sharp questioned. "No. We need her to be awake and conscious for our expirament to be of any true success. Then we can take it up a notch. Padawan's will be able to reach their full potential and be able to join their master's in the fight."
"You mean to become the cannon fodder we have." Sharp growled. The doctor shrugged. "That is how it is. It would also be wise if you didn't tell her the truth. It might unsettle her to the point where the hormone could possibly kill her. As she is the first of her kind we have no idea how her body will fully react." With that the doctor left the apartment, leaving a pissed off and concerned private Sharp behind.
"Those in favor of postponing the Chancellor's elections say I" Cried the Senate's hall crier. More then 1/2 erupted in I's, leaving few to oppose it. As they continued with the business of the day, Reaya looked at her older sister."You're not in favor of Chancellor Palpatine?"
"No not any more. I believe I made a mistake, he's siezed too much power since this war started. Perhaps if there was a new chancellor we could reestablish talks with the seperatists."
"I see your point. Too much power corrupts even the best of men." Reaya commented as she sat back to watch the next proceedings. At some point she fell asleep waking only when Padame nudged her. " You see it's not all excitement."Padame smiled as her younger sister stretched and returned the smile."I see what you mean, but I still want to come back. If that's alright." As they exited the Naboo senate box, in the hall the chancellor hailed them." Senator Amadala, who is your beautiful guest?"
Bowing to Reaya, who innocently blushed."This is my younger sister, Reaya. My mother and her came for a visit." Smiling Chancellor Palpatine asked her how she liked the taste of politics."Actually its somewhat tiresome. Unfortunately I couldn't keep my eyes open long enough for all the proceedings." To which the chancellor laughed.
"Indeed it is my dear, perhaps tommorrow will bring up items that will keep you entertained."
"If you'll excuse us chancellor, our mother is waiting patiently at the restraunt we have reservations for." Bowing to the sisters he replied"Forgive me from keeping your respectable mother waiting, til tommorrow then." The sister's bowed "Til tommorrow chancellor."
As the preparations for a new base on Geonosis was being discussed Rex walked through his men at the camp."That was a job well done, even with those wyrm infested jedi." He saw many of the men involuntarily shiver. He sat down next to Sly Fox, one of the newer troopers to his squad. His left wrist was bandaged, as the soldier had unfortunately gotten some of the goo on his hand. The acid had eaten through so fast, the man hadn't really noticed the limb missing til he'd gone for another gernade. The field medic had been quick cutting cleaning and bandaging the wrist still left."How's the arm, sir?" Said Fox as he saluted. Rex patted his own injury."Fine, the doc going to find you a mech hand when we get back?" Nodding Fox smirked."It was my own fault sir. I got cocky, got too close to that burning piece of dung."
"I know what you mean. These gernades worked great, a little too great in some cases." Rex took one from his belt, eyeing it closly. Trying to find something of the inventor's mark."Commander Flash still holding out. Sir."Fox said shaking his head laughting quietly."Yes the bastard won't tell me. Told me I'd have to guess from the graduating cadets.That is if I want the genius for the 501st."
"Heard from a buddy its some upper classman. Real go get 'er', made quit a bundle with the betting back on Kamino. Fact, Set-Off's in with the man. If you want sir I could have him tattle."
Rex thought about it for a minute, then smiled."No trooper let the Commander have his fun. Now when it comes to graduation,you have your pal point him out."
"Will do sir, anything for the 501st." Saluting Captain Rex, the soldier went off to find a radio.
A smirking Commander Cody approached his best friend."Heard you took out the queen, all by yourself." As Cody helped Rex stand up."Hmpf. That was a damned mess, Skywalker popped me up above her as I dropped those sticky incindiaries. Got a broken wrist when the general was attacked by those wyrmed jedi." He remarked as they walked the perimeter, checking on the posted guards."Yah,but not as sticky as those damned force mines,hell we lost quit a few jedi."
"Heard even Master Yoda was put on the run, with General Kenobi." Cody shook his head,"Had to make him leave, as it was I had to get a speeder to take him to a shuttle. Then the damned things had to be shot out of the air by one of my men on the back of the speeder."
"Guess they'll have to run the war from somewhere safe."
"Good luck, keeping Skywalker down." Cody smirked.. "Don't I know it. Listens as good as his padawan does." Rex looked down to kick at a rock. Cody peered at his buddy."Come on, you can't blame yourself, still. Ahsoka's one hell of a padawan,I agree but she's reckless. It was only a matter of time before she ended up hurt, just be thankful she isn't dead." Anger made Rex's face scrunch up."Maybe we should change the subject.Before someone gets hurt." Rex said softly as he flexed his hands, swearing as he used his broken wrist. Cody growled back."What the hell is wrong with you?Do you think she'd care if you got hurt or killed?No, none of them care, so why should we!"
"Because we're better then them." Rex said calmly. He knew Cody was wrong in some cases, especially where Ahsoka was concerened."Oh, are we. Then why are we the clones." Cody stomped off a distance. Rex's shoulder's slumped as he sighed looking up at the darkening sky. Walking to Cody he gripped his friend's shoulder."I'm sorry. Its just how I feel." Cody shook his head clear, as he turned to face Rex."Yah, I know. I just wish someone would've asked us if we wanted to join this mess." A sympathetic lopesided grin appeared on Rex's face."Lets go play some cards. Maybe you'll be able to win back some of those credits you lost to me." A small smile lite Cody's face."What do you mean some. I'm going to take you to the cleaners.Captain Fancy Pants." A bark of laughter escaped Rex as he punched his brother on the shoulder."Yah, you wish."Feeling confident he'd patched up the friendship, as they turned back towards the camp to find some suckers.