Tara walked down a huge long hallway as she made her way to the elevator that lead to the council chambers, following her master Adi Gallia. She had been here since she had landed in the meditation room a few years earlier, and she could still remember that day.
Yoda, one of the most powerful Jedi, was in the meditation room when he felt a ripping blast go through the force with tremendous strength. He opened his eyes and saw a lightning bolt strike the ground and then vanish, leaving behind a human form in its wake.
The only word to describe what she felt was numb all over. She shook her head to clear her vision then turned to sit cross-legged, and when she looked up she gasped and scrambled back until she hit the wall
"Stranger you are here." Yoda said as he watched the young woman stare at him with uncertain eyes. "Hurt you I will not."
"W-w-what are you?" Tara said as she berated herself for stuttering.
"Afraid you need not be." Yoda said as he uncrossed his legs and stood up to jump off the seat.
"What are you?" Tara asked as she watched the little green man hobble over to her.
"Yoda, I am called." Yoda said as he watched the lady.
"Tara McClay." Tara said as she held up her hand and waved.
"Follow me you will." Yoda said as he headed for a strange looking door
Tara stepped out of the elevator after her master and followed her into the council chamber. In the room where all the Jedi Masters.
"You made it, now we can get started." Master Windu stated.
An hour later everyone started leaving the chambers, "Master Gallia, Apprentice McClay please stay a while." Windu said as the other masters left.
"What is it Master Windu?" Adi asked as she and her apprentice stood in front of Master Windu and Yoda.
"We have heared rumors that a few bodies drained of all blood have been discovered by a local club, we would like you and your apprentice to look in to it." Mace said as he looked from Master Gallia to her apprentice.
They both nodded and turned to leave but where called back by, "Think you know what did this Apprentice McClay."
Tara stopped where she was and turned to look at Master Yoda, "I believe so, but I want to be sure."
"What do you think did this Apprentice McClay." Master Windu stated.
"I can't believe the Trade Fedaration." Mission grumbled as she watched Xander dodge cannon blasts, as he headed for the falling Naboo Starship.
"Zaalbar, get ready to launch the grappling claw." Xander said as he continued to dodge the cannon blasts.
"It's ready cub." Zaalbar howled.
"All right, when I say now launch the claw. Mission, I want you by the docking clamp." Xander said as he watched the Naboo Starship getting closer to the ground, "NOW!"
Mission watched as the claw flew through the air, grab the starship and pulling it towards the ship, as she turned to go to the docking clamp. She got there just as the two ships where touching, and she hit the button for the docking clamp, "It's docked Captain."
"Good, now let them in."
"Okay." Mission said as she knelt down and opened the hatch, what she saw was an amphibian like creature.
"Whosa are yousa?" the creature asked.
"The name's Mission Vao. Where's everybody else?" Mission said as she looked around the room.
"Me no now."
"Jar Jar, who are you talking to." a teenager said as he came into the room and saw Mission hanging upside down.
"Hurry the hell up Mission, I can't keep dodging blasts with that starship on, get the people onboard now!"
"Well, you heard the Captain, get every one here including the pilot." Mission said as she looked down at the teen.
"Fine." Obi-Wan muttered as he stalked out of the room.
"Come on Jar Jar." Mission said as she extened a ladder.
Jar Jar looked at the ladder, shook his head and started climbing, "Thisa isa bomb bad idea."
Jar Jar had just climbed into the other ship when the others came in with the queen and her handmaidens, followed by an Astromech droid and the pilot.
Mission popped back into the starship, "Well, come on, the Captain doesn't have all day."
"Very well, after you your Highness." a bearded man said as the queen passed by him and climbed the ladder, followed by her handmaidens, captain of the guard, the bearded man, the teenager, the pilot, and the Astromech droid.
"Okay." Mission said as she closed the hatch and released the docking clamp. Mission got and looked at the people, "Follow me and don't touch anything T3-M4 gets a little touchy when strangers mess with stuff."
"I thank you for helping us." Queen Amidala said as she looked at the Twi'lek.
Everyone turned to look at the speaker, what they saw was a man in his early twentys with a scar running down his face, and a cross an eye.
"Welcome to the Slayer." Xander said as he looked at the group.
"I thank you then. I wonder though if you could take us to Coruscant." Amidala asked as she looked at the man.
Xander nodded, "Sure, but you have to wait until my buseness is done on Tatooine."
"You can't her highness there the Hutts are gangsters!" Panaka exclaimed.
Missions eyes got huge, "Oh no."
Xander looked at the man, "Don't ever tell me what I can and can't do on my ship."
Panaka took a step back from the man, "Yes Captain."
Xander nodded, "Good. Mission show them to the cabins and Big Z take the R2 to meet T3."
Mission and Zaalbar nodded and headed in opposite directions.
Xander exhailed and then noticed that two men in robes where still there, "What can I help you with?"
"Why are we going to Tatooine?" Qui-Gon asked as he looked at the captain.
"For reasons that should be clear when we get there." Xander said as he looked at the man then turned and left.
Qui-Gon looked thoughtful for a few minutes.
"What is it Master?" Obi-Wan asked.
"Nothing yet Obi-Wan." Qui-Gon said as he turned and went in the direction the Twi'lek had taken.
Mission and Zaalbar came into the cockpit and sat down.
"So what do you think of them Mission?" Xander asked as he turned to face her.
"I like them." Mission said as she shrugged her shoulders.
"Thanks. You guys can go get some rest." Xander said as he turned back to the console. Mission and Zaalbar left with out any argument. "You can come out now your highness."
"How did you know I was there and how did you know I was the Queen?" a girl, about seventeen or sixteen, in a handmaiden outfit asked.
"Every time someone is hiding and watching me the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, and I'm very good at watching people." Xander said as he swiveled to face the queen.
"How old are you?" Padme asked as she came into the cockpit and sat down.
Xander smiled his lopsided grin, "Nineteen."
Padme looked amazed, "I thought you where twenty-one or twenty-two."
Xander laughed out loud at that, "Thanks for the complament."
Padme smiled as she looked out at the stars, "So why did you name your ship Slayer?"
"Named it after an old friend." Xander said as he looked at Padme.
"That's nice." Padme said as she looked back at Xander.
"I thought so." Xander smirked.
Adi Gallia drove the her speeder while her apprentice sat back in thought.
"What is troubling you Tara." Adi asked as she looked towards Tara.
"Just thinking that if there is a vampire here, its going to get ugly around here." Tara said as she looked over at her master.
"Why. I know you explained it but I still don't understand." Adi said as she turned back to see where she was driving.
"Vampires are pure evil, though there is one exception which he has a soul." Tara said as she looked out at the city.
"How did that happen?" Adi asked as she decended.
"He was cursed with it."
"Because he was one of the worst vampire ever and he fed of the favorite daughter of a gypse clan so they cursed him with his soul." Tara said as her master landed a cross the street from the club 'Bloodlust'.
"Strange." Adi said as they walked over to the door, only to find them locked.
"Then we wait until it opens my Master." Tara said as she headed back for the speeder with Adi following behind.
"Agreed." Adi said as they climbed back into the speeder and waited. The sun was setting when the lights in the club turned on, and a line started to form at the doors.
"It's time." Tara said as she and her master got out of the speeder and headed for the opening doors. But when she was about to go in the way was blocked by a body.
"Sorry but if you are not paying you can't come in." the bouncer said.
"I am Jedi Master Adi Gallia and this is my Padawan learner, we are here to question the owner about two bodys that where found here." Adi said as she stared at the bouncer.
The bouncer nodded, "Come with me." He turned and went through the door, with Adi Gallia and Tara McClay, "Stay here."
Tara watched the bouncer leave and then turned her attention to the club, the interier was black with red velvet.
"Strange, it feels like a graveyard." Adi said as she also looked around.
"I would have to agree with you Master." Tara said as she looked at the bar.
"Well well, if it ain't Glenda the Good Witch."
Tara froze at the sound of the voice and turned around, "Hello Spike."
"So I hear you want to talk to me about two bodies that were found by my club." Spike said as he gestured for them to follow him into his office. "Have a seat."
"Gee, I wonder why Spike." Tara said sarcasticly.
Spike laughed, "So what did you want to ask me pet."
"Did you do it." Tara said as she studied him.
"Then who did."
"I have no bloody idea." Spike said as he stared into Taras eyes.
"Fine, but if I find that you did do it I'll kill you." Tara said as she and her master headed out of the office, not seeing a black cloacked figure coming out of the shadows.
"Your childer are getting out of control and they attracted the attention of the Jedi." the figure snarled.
Spike turned to the figure and smiled, "You forget Sidous, you don't bloody own me."
"You would be suprised Spike." Darth Sdious said.
Spike smiled, then in a flash he was up and had Sidous by the throat and up against the wall with his game face on, "Now I think, we've had this conversation before about you owning me. I'm the Big Bad. I help you with your plan, but you do not own me."
Sidous tried to get his lightsaber but found, like before, that he couldn't, "Fine, but then you deal with your childer."
"I bloody will." Spike said as he let Sidous go, "Now get the hell out."
Sidous left the office by the backdoor.
"What are we going to do about him and the two Jedi." a female voice said from with in the shadows.
Spike looked at the shadows, "We'll kill them all Luv."
Aurra stepped out of the shadows and went to Spike and kissed him, "When you talk about killing it gets me so fucking hot." Aurra said as she kissed Spike again.
"I know, but not right now Luv." Spike said as they went to the window that showed the entire club.
"All right, all we have to do is get this stuff to Watto, then we wait for the Boonta Eve race." Xander said to Qui-Gon.
"If I may ask, why are we waiting to watch the Boonta Eve Podrace?" Qui-Gon asked as he watched Mission and Zallbar load the machines onto a sled.
"Because I promised Anakin that I would catch this one, and I will." Xander said as Zaalbar put the last crate on.
"Excuse me Captain, the Royal Highness would like you to take one of her handmaidens with you." Panaka said as he walked up to Xander.
Xander looked over at Padme and nodded, "Okay." He turned to T3, "You'll becoming with us T3."
"So we're all set, let's go." Xander said as they started out the loading bay, with Zaalbar pulling the sled.