Chapter 6. Last Dance
Part 2. United
Sounds of a battle and commotion came from the other side of the cave. It’s finally started then. Where to go now… Nienna stood at her starfighter, her arms crossed, a look of uncertainty in her brown eyes. “Where are you heading?” She looked at the ship next to hers, and the young man climbing in it.
Churro turned his head. “I think… The moon of Aereen, above the planet Krant,” he replied. “Nillanthir told me a friend of his lives there and that it should be a safe place, for now at least.”
Nienna nodded. She hesitated for a moment. “Mind if I come along?” she finally asked.
“Not at all. Better if we stick together, right?”
“Yeah, it is.” She noticed a third person coming through the exit of the cave. The young black haired boy walked with uncertain steps, not sure where to go. Just like me…, Nienna thought and called out to him. “Amakusa!”
Amakusa looked at where the voice came from and saw Nienna and Churro preparing their fighters for take-off. “Master Inglorion, Master Kradd!”
“Amakusa, you can come with us,” Nienna said to the boy in a comforting tone. “What do you say?” She gave him a kind smile.
The little Padawan nodded shyly. He had been afraid he had nowhere to go with after he had to leave Nillanthir behind and was glad with Nienna’s sudden proposal.
“Let’s go then.” Without warning, Nienna picked up Amakusa and climbed into her fighter through the improvised stairs in the cave’s outer wall. She listened for a bit more. The explosions and blaster fire from the other side of the cave had ceased. The hood of her fighter closed. “Master Kradd, ready?” she asked over her comm.
“Everything set. Let’s get out of here.”
The ships’ engines roared to life. “Look, there!” Amakusa pointed at the sky. In the distance a small starfighter shot further and further away from the planet.