“What are we going to do?” I asked. I didn’t know what to do; Anakin was injured worse than we thought. But he only got really bad burns and a few other injures, no blood. It must have happened during the battle or not that long ago.
“We’ll get him to safety,” Aayla said. “Some creature must have done this, we’ll figure it out.” I wished we had the makeshift stretcher; it would have been easier to take him to the ship. But he didn’t have it, I was sure we could make another. But we had nothing to build it with, so we lifted Anakin up and took him to the ship. By the time we got there and Anakin was set down we were all covered in his blood. I think I would rather have the scent of a Hutt on me than have my Master’s blood on me.
“Is there any medical supplies on here?” I asked. Commander Bli shrugged. “I’ll go look,” Rex said. Five minutes later Rex came back with some medical supplies. I was relived; we had something to help cure Anakin. I found some rags on the ship and started to mop up all the blood. And then I knew, I never wanted to be a doctor, all of the blood and organ stuff I couldn’t do every day. I was thankful that people didn’t mind doing it and medical droids. Anakin was still bleeding, I was also thankful for knowing something about being prepared for emergencies like the one we were in. Okay, I need to find the pressure point closet from the injury to the heart . . . I thought thinking of what I needed to do to help stop the bleeding. Wait, there isn’t one at the ribs, what do I do?
I took one of the remaining clean rags and pressed on the wound, that normally helps stop the bleeding. “Why does it have to be at the ribs?” I asked myself aloud. “Those are the most hard have the bleeding stop.” After five more minutes of sitting there and pressing a now soaked rag into Anakin’s bleeding wound, I couldn’t take it. “That’s it,” I said standing up. “I’ve had enough of this. We have to get off this planet, I can’t stand it anymore! I need to go home!” I left the ship to get some fresh air, but the only thing I wanted to get off the planet and no longer being covered in blood.
No Republic Fleets came from the sky as I watched it, and nothing I wanted desperately to happen happened. I wasn’t sure what to do, Anakin was wounded again, and there was nothing. We had left the Lurmen and wouldn’t go back; they needed to be left alone. I went back inside the ship and got bloody rags thrown into my arms, I was the one who had to wash them off. I sighed and found the pool of water. I missed washers and dryers at the time, I was on my knees dipping bloody rags into water and trying to scrub out the scarlet. The rags were all clean of blood, but the rags were still scarlet. “Blood, the perfect dye for red.” I thought.
I twisted up the wet rags to squeeze out the water, soon they were all damp. I brought the rags back to the ship and found that Aayla was tending to Anakin; she had the guts to take off the bandages and do the dirty work. Now I’m not squeamish, I just didn’t want to do the dirty work, I mean, I wouldn’t mind, I just didn’t want to make Anakin’s injuries worse. I placed the rags at Aayla’s side; they were now dry thanks to the breeze. “There now permanently that color,” I said explained. “I tried, but blood is the best dye for the color red.” Aayla smiled in amusement. “It’s okay,” she said. “It might slowly fade. Thanks for the help Ahsoka, it looks as if Anakin was attacked.”
“Attacked?” I exclaimed. “By what?”
“I don’t know,” Aayla said. “I’m thinking one of those creatures that attacked when we first got stuck on this planet. Or the one who ruined the ship.” I looked up from Aayla tending to Anakin to Rex. “What is it?” I asked.
“The ship is fixed sir,” Rex said. “The wires were put together, might not work as well if General Skywalker did it but we can leave now.” I felt relief, we could leave! I wanted so bad to leave, and get Anakin to proper medical attention. “But don’t we won’t to know who sabotaged our ship and attacked Skywalker?” Rex asked. I thought about it for a sec, it did seem like a good, idea. “Why don’t you and Bli take Anakin to medical attention while Aayla and I investigate and you come pick us up?”
“There’s something wrong about that Ahsoka,” Aayla said. “We can do it but I have a bad feeling about this. Just be on your guard. Rex, go ahead and leave soon as Ahsoka and I leave.” Rex nodded. “Yes sir,” he said. “We’ll go get the General to medical attention soon as possible.” Aayla and I left the ship and soon the ship took off. “So, where do we start?” I asked.
“We’re going to talk to the Lurmen first,” Aayla said. “They might have seen something.” Aayla and I were almost at the village when I saw something dart across the grass. “There!” I said pointing at the figure. Aayla ran into the grass chasing whoever it was. Whoever or whatever it was pretty fast, but I got it by tackling it. It was a hard fall, I felt like some sport player tackling the other team player for a ball. Aayla stood behind me with her lightsaber drawn. I got up and drew out my lightsaber, the person turned around. I gasped, it was one of the Clones that died a few days before, it was Lucky!
Anakin’s Point of View
I woke up in pain, where was I? I clutched my ribs, my ribs hurt like mad. What happened? Then I remembered, I was attacked by something, I was to weak with the pain I was already in. I never was strong enough to fight, but I ignored it. But it only worsened my injuries, but I couldn’t let Ahsoka Aayla Rex and Bli fight without me. I helped save the Lurmen and got destroyed the Separatist weapon. I was glad it helped the Lurmen and us get off the planet, but it caused my injuries get worse. There was drying blood on the bandages on my ribs, whatever attacked me had claws or a knife. I never got cut in the explosion that led me to be weak.
I tried to get up but it was too much, I lied back down some of the pain ebbing away. I soon noticed that I was on the ship we took from the Separatists not to far away I saw the Separatist scum Lok Dud unconscious on the floor an. I was thankful for that, I wouldn’t want him to see me in the state I was in. The doors opened and came in Rex. “What’s going on?” I asked.
“We’re headed to get you to proper medical attention,” Rex said. “Commander Ahsoka and General Scura stayed on the planet to figure out who sabotaged the ship. We’ll pick them up later once you’re on a Republic Fleet.” Rex quickly spoke up “It was orders sir.” Rex knew I didn’t want to stay there and not help, Rex knew me well, and I knew Rex well. “When will we board?” I ask.
“Soon as we find the Republic Fleet,” Rex said. “I’d suggest you get some rest sir.” I nodded, sleep sounded good. I was tired, and in some pain. “Right,” I said. “I could use some of that.”
And pain killers. I relaxed and fell asleep.