Leaning against the ship’s window with her head, Shamila watched the hyperspace lines speed by outside. Her heart was pounding. Finally the meeting on Kessel would take place. Finally they would find others who had survived the beginning of the Great Jedi Purge. After all the trouble they went through since the attack on the caves on Zaloriis, things would finally start taking a turn for the better. She took Nillanthir’s silver feather in her hands and felt herself turn warm inside as she looked at it. I wonder… “Master?”
Kindly Vhiran looked down at his Padawan in the seat next to him. “Yes?”
“Ehm… Do you…,” she continued hesitantly, turning slightly red. “Do you think Master Nill will be there too?”
“Perhaps.” Her Master looked up. “His cave in the middle of the Zalorian desert is not exactly the easiest of places to get in contact with, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he somehow found out about the meeting and is waiting for us right now.” With a smirk he looked back. “One way to find out, hmm?”
Shamila nodded happily. How wonderful that would be, if he were there too… She leaned back in her seat and continued to look outside. Finally.
“Better strap yourself in, Shamila. I’m getting us out of hyperspace. We’re almost there.” His fingers ran over the computer panel as Shamila nodded and followed her Master’s advice. Vhiran smiled, seeing the lines around the ship disappear and their destination appear below them. Even from orbit, the planet Kessel, best known throughout the Galaxy for its many spice mines, looked far from inviting, and he could easily recall numerous planets that were far more hospitable than this one, yet… Almost there. I missed you, Bultar. This time he wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. “Right, Shadday’s coordinates… Ah, there!” Carefully Vhiran steered the ship closer to the eastern side of the planet, looking for a place to turn to the surface. “Hmm?” He looked at the comm.-system, seeing the signal for an incoming transmission. Who could…
“Master! Not good!” The moment Shamila called out to him, a shadow appeared over them.
Immediately Vhiran turned his look upwards. A massive Venator-class Star Destroyer floated above them in Kessel’s orbit.