Jedi Reloaded, Volume 2: Training; Chapter 19, Members of the Faith Part 1
Written by: Jedi-Master-Yoda
Lead Co-author, Artist and the Editor: shyshadow
Co-author, Editor and Promoter: RSoxZ
Co-author: xBizzaroStormyx, The General and (E7RULZ)
Reviewed by: Chopper-chan
Special Guest Co-Author: (Lt. Laura Avram)
When morning came Dominic was awakened by a noise coming from the living area. Sitting up in bed, in the dark room, he listened carefully.
Aww, man... whined a voice, where is that piece!?
Recognizing the voice to be Rentons, He got out of bed and threw on his robe. However, before walking out of the room, he walked over to Anemones side of the bed and looked down at her sleeping so soundly, tears started running down his face. She looked so beautiful, for when she was asleep, she looked like an angel. Gently he bent down to give her a gentle kiss on her cheek.
Walking out into the living area, he saw that the old couch and coffee table were gone, and that in their place Renton had spread out all the parts to the sofa. Also, for additional space, he had moved all the boxes containing the various other purchases up against the wall, opposite the replicator. From the looks of things, Dominic thought that Renton was struggling to figure out how to assemble the love seat.
Oh, good morning Dominic, said Renton, as he began attaching the first of several short, stubby, legs to the underside of the sofa. Did you sleep well?
I slept amazingly well, said Dominic sitting down across from Renton on the floor. Need some help?
Sure, replied Renton, come and join the fun.
The two of them began attaching the legs and braces to the sofa. As they worked the dead silence started getting to Dominic, Renton, Dominic paused, mind if I ask you something?
Well, it is not like we have anything else to talk about, chuckled Renton. Ask away...
Dominic took a deep breath, I realize this might seem like a stupid question, but what is it that attracts you to Eureka?
Thats not a stupid question, laughed Renton, grabbing attaching another leg to the sofa, at least no more than me asking you the same thing concerning Anemone. Tell you what, after I answer your question, mind telling me what you see in Anemone.
Well, I guess I had that coming, admitted Dominic. Sure, why not, but you first Renton.
Well ... for starters there is her smile, her beautiful lavender eyes, her turquoise hair and of course her amazing wings, Renton blushed a little. However, I think the rest of it can all be found in her stunning physique, amazing personality and overall thoughtfulness about those important to her. What I am saying is that, Eureka and the kids are the ones I would want to be with even if the universe were to end.
Dominic sat there in shock, How am I going to compete with that... he thought. You know Renton, I dont think I could have said it better myself.
Well, you really never were one to elaborate Dominic, giggled Anemone, who along with Eureka had walked into the room in their nightgowns, robes and slippers. They were standing off the side of the room watching their guys work.
Maybe Renton will rub off on him some, chuckled Eureka. Renton, I wish you had waited till I woke up to start assembling the furniture, Eureka leaned to the side with her hand on her hip and a smile on her face. So now, whether you like it or not boys, Anemone and I are helping. What is remaining to do to finish the couch?
Well, we just have to attach the bottom, the braces and the chaise footrest, said Renton, so which side would you like the foot rest on? It looks like it can go on either side.
Well, it does not matter to me, but if I had to choose, I would have to say the right side.
Alrighty then, said Renton, well lets finish this off.
Working together they finished assembling the sofa, coffee table and lamp with just five minutes remaining before they had planned to originally wake up. As the four of them collapsed in hunger on the love seat, Eureka was the first to speak up, her stomach growling, "Im famished. I wish we had good cooking prepared for us like the good old days, they all laughed and nodded in agreement.
Well, with the replicator we should be able to eat whatever we want for breakfast, said Renton. So what do you all have in mind?
Something good, said Anemone.
Something healthy, added Dominic.
Something filling, said Eureka, as her stomach growled again, causing her to blush.
SOMETHING SWEET! yelled four voices from the far side of the room. There stood, in their pajamas, Maurice, Alexya, Maeter, Linck and perched on Maeters shoulder was Senari.
Cat food for me please, said Senari, sticking her tongue out in disgust at the thought of eating something that was full of sugar and artificial sweeteners.
Well, lets see what we can find here... Renton started to peruse the list of available breakfast offerings, looking for something that would satisfy everyone. Eventually he stopped scrolling through the list, and a wide grin came to his face. Alright, everyone take a seat at the table and breakfast shall be served.
Wait, shouldnt we get dressed first Papa? asked Maurice.
Actually, no, because you would not want to get your new clothes dirty, now would you?
The kids shook their heads as they took their seats, while Eureka and Anemone walked over to the replicator. Mind if we get food for Senari and Gulliver first? asked Anemone.
Not at all, said Renton.
So do you have any preference Senari? Eureka asked, as Senari jumped onto her shoulder.
Well, anything with the flavors of beef, chicken and tuna in it is fine with me, said Senari.
Well, from what Miriam told me, said Eureka skimming through the list of feline nutritional supplements, most of these are not well liked by some cats; however, she suggested this one. Computer, feline nutritional supplement number 277 and a bowl of water please. Bowls of water and food instantly materialized in the replicator and Eureka had to grab Senari with her hand to keep her from jumping off her shoulder and at the food. Hold on Senari, let me set it on the floor so you can eat.
But... stammered Senari.
No buts, said Eureka, you eat on the floor with Gulliver.
Meanwhile Renton had gotten the bowls of cereal, a large pitcher of milk and a bowl of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, from the replicator and set them on the table. Then he sat down in between Eureka and Dominic.
Uh... Renton, Eureka had a puzzled look on her face, as did Anemone, what is this stuff?
It is a cereal called Nutty Ringo Rings, replied Renton taking the pitcher of milk, pouring some into his bowl of cereal. He also tossed in a spoon full of berries. Seeing this, Dominic and the kids followed suit and started eating. However, Anemone and Eureka just continued to sit there and stare at their bowls, very flummoxed.
So wait, inquired Anemone, do we have to use milk and fruit?
You might want to add milk, replied Dominic chuckling, dry cereal is not that tasty.
Try it with the milk mama, exclaimed Linck happily, as he voraciously ate his cereal, its really sweet!
Okay, Linck, Eureka laughed softly, but how can milk taste sweet?
Same way the matzo balls we had last night tasted like chicken, explained Maurice. You were right mama, that soup was good.
Did someone say chicken? asked Senari, drooling slightly. She had hopped up into Alexyas lap and started looking around the table for other things to eat.
Senari, please sit back down on the floor, requested Renton.
Dont worry Mr. Thurston, said Alexya, Senari does not like milk.
Well, I still rather she not be sitting in your lap Alexya, stated Renton, but on the floor instead.
Oh Renton, said Eureka as she poured herself some milk on top of her cereal, I see no problem with it, as long as she does not get in the way or make a mess. Besides, Senari is part of the family now. She then passed the pitcher to Anemone, trading her for the bowl of berries.
But... stammered Renton.
Pwease... purred Senari with wide, cute, eyes.
Well, I guess we could give you a chance, he relented.
Wow, this is good! said Anemone excitedly.
Good choice Renton, added Eureka, not to extremely sweet, but still very tasty. We should start trying more new things.
Well, variety is the spice of life, said Anemone.
They continued eating, discussing all sorts of things. At times the topics were so off the wall, that Eureka and Anemone could not help but wonder if Renton and Dominic were hiding something,
You sure that there isnt something that you two want to talk about? asked Anemone. Dominic and Renton looked at each other, swallowing hard.
Yeah, added Eureka, isnt there something that...
Well, we better finish up, said Dominic nervously, we dont want to be late.
Yeah, to be early is to be on time, added Renton, to be on time is to be late.
Mama, aunt Anemone, why are papa and uncle Dominic acting so weird? asked Maeter, with a confused expression.
I dont know sweetie, said Eureka as she was staring forlornly at Renton as she walked over to one of the crates, while he was helping to clear the dishes from the breakfast table with Dominic. Meanwhile, Anemone had gone into the room she and Dominic were staying in.
Maeter, Alexya, go get your clothes and stuff, said Eureka, pulling some things from one of the crates, and bring them to my room please.
Yes, mama, Maeter and Alexya disappeared into Maeters room.
Mind if I join the three of you? asked Anemone, walking back into the living room, caring a duffle bag like case in one hand. A second later Maeter and Alexya returned.
Sure, smiled Eureka, I would love for you to join us sis.
Can I come too mama? asked Linck, tugging on her nightgown.
No, replied Eureka kneeling, so she was at eye level with Linck, just us girls. You will get dressed with your brother, uncle Dominic and papa. She then kissed him gently on the cheek and got to her feet.
But... Linck was on the verge of tears.
Dont worry Linck, we'll be just be in my room, I wont leave you behind, said Eureka in a reassuring tone, as she left to join Anemone, Maeter and Alexya in her room to get dressed and ready for the day.
Linck just flopped down on the new sofa that had been assembled that morning, not knowing what to do. Noticing this, Senari walked over to him and started rubbing her head against his legs. You okay Linck?
Why? stammered Linck. Why cant I be with mama as much as I used too?
Well, she is getting older, Senari hopped on to the sofa next to him and started rubbing his arm, and because of that she wants her privacy. It is only for when she is getting changed or washing up. Besides, I can guarantee there will come a time when you want to have some privacy, even asking your mama to give you some.
If you say so, mused Linck as Maurice, Renton and Dominic walked over to where he was sitting.
Come on Linck, said Renton, taking a bundle of clothes out of the crate, lets go get dressed. With that they went into the room were Maurice and Linck were sleeping.
Meanwhile in Eurekas room, the girls were getting out of their nightwear. Alexya had never taken a real shower before, and the towel baths she had done in the jungle did only a sub-par job. If you dont mind, asked Alexya, can I borrow your shower Eureka?
Sure, go ahead, replied Eureka, actually I think we all should shower. Come on Maeter, you, Alexya and I are going to jump in the shower.
YAY, squealed Maeter, a shower with mama.
Eureka smiled hearing this.
Sis, said Anemone, if you dont mind, since we are short on time; can we make it a shower for four?
I dont see why not, replied Eureka.
Are you sure it is a good idea for us all to take a shower together? asked a confused Alexya.
I dont see why not, mused Eureka, I used to have my all three of my children bathe with me at the same time.
Yeah it was fun, giggled Maeter, especially when mama was feeling well.
To be honest, added Anemone, like you Alexya, I have never had someone with me when I bathed, so I think this will be fun.
Come on, laughed Maeter, what are we waiting for? The four of them piled into the shower stall, which was unusually large; in fact, it looked to be at least four meters square. Eureka was careful not to shove her wings in their faces as she started the shower. The water cascading over them felt nice and hot.
Mama, Maeter said as Eureka washed Maeters hair, Anemone was helping Alexya wash hers, why do you love Renton?
Yeah, interjected Alexya, I was wondering the same thing, what about you Anemone? What do you see in Dominic?
Well...uh... Eureka blushed as she searched for a way to put her feelings into words, For one, he accepts me for who I am, no matter how I look or what I may have done in the past...
Anemone was blushing as well, and was quite embarrassed at the question...
After washing Maeter and Alexyas hair, they started washing themselves, pausing to help each other with areas of their bodies that were hard to reach. Finally, Anemone, Maeter and Alexya helped Eureka wash her wings.
Sis, if you dont mind me asking, how did you get these wings? asked Anemone. Did it hurt when they grew out of your back? Either way theyre beautiful wings.
Sure, I dont mind at all. Eureka began to recount the experience, as the others continued to gently scrubbing her wings with warm washcloths. When the changes started happening to me I was so scared and frightened that I wanted to run away. I did not think Renton and the kids would understand, let alone accept me. I kept drawing further into myself, thinking it was the best thing for the kids and Renton. It got so bad, that I ran off, and though I told them not to, they followed anyway. Eureka formed her hands into fists and pounded them on the wall of the shower stall. Tears started running down her already wet cheeks, and noticing this, Anemone put her arm around Eureka to try to comfort her.
Its okay to cry sis, said Anemone gently, we all make mistakes, and the fact that you were so scared proves you are just as much of a human being as anyone. Continue...
Yeah mama, said Maeter, hugging her mother around her lower abdomen, its alright to cry, it was a hard time for all of us.
Yes, please continue Eureka, chimed in Alexya, also giving Eureka a hug.
Thank you, all three of you, I needed that, smiled Eureka, tears still streaming down her face. Well, anyway, it was then that I realized that Renton and my children needed me, no matter what was happening to me. However, I still wish Renton did not resort to the lengths that he did; because, when he collapsed the following morning, I was so scared. I had come to realize by that time how much I loved and cared about your Papa, she looked down at Maeter smiling, and that I would not be where I was at that time if not for him and my three kids. I knew I had to do something; I could not let Rentons infection take him from me any more than I could even dare think of losing my wonderful children. All through the day and into the night I ignored the irritation the welts on my arm were causing me. I was so proud of you and your brothers, all the help you gave me in caring for Renton, I really thought at that time we would be a family, and be together forever.
Do you still think that mama? asked Maeter, as she, Anemone and Alexya went back to washing Eurekas wings.
Of course I do Maeter, Eureka giggled, but when I started to transform, I was so scared - not of you, Renton and your brothers still accepting me - that I would not be able to stay with you all, and that the world as a whole would not accept me for what I was. When Renton started thrashing around in pain, I threw myself on him in an effort to hold him still so he would not irritate his wounds, the kids even helped, as they also threw what little weight their small bodies had on top of Renton. He was in so much pain that as he thrashed around, he dug his fingers into my back, about where my wings are now, when he finally relaxed, my back felt like it had been hit by a train, it was so sore. I never realized Renton was so strong before then.
After all you have done for Renton, said Anemone, I am sure he would beat the daylights out of anyone who treated you as anything less than the human being you are.
I dont doubt that, laughed Eureka, and keep it up you three, whatever it is you are doing to clean my wings, keep doing it, it feels heavenly. Eureka let out a long sigh of pleasure. So back to the original topic, Renton eventually stopped thrashing around. I then sat up again, putting my left hand on his chest and started to cry, that is when it started. First, with my arm feeling like it was on fire, the welts started fusing-together into one piece of coralian tissue. I told the kids to stay away as I did not know if the tissue was safe for them to touch, I later found out this was not a problem. So next, I felt a sharp pain in my upper back; the pain was so intense it threw me forward, face first into Rentons chest. It hurt so much, as I could feel my skin ripping apart right above my shoulder blades, and then I heard the fasteners on the back of my dress rip apart as I felt wing tissue expand outward into the shape you see now. Realizing I had these wings, I told the kids, I could not be their mama anymore, but they reminded me, that wings or not, I was still their mother, and for that I am so thankful, she lifted Maeter in her arms hugging her tightly against herself, then set her back down. In the morning, Renton finally woke up and was feeling better, I was with the kids, walking through the surf. When I looked up, there stood Renton, I was so happy to see him awake; yet, he just stood there, his mouth hanging wide open. At first I thought he was unhappy about the wings, and I turned away. The next thing I knew, he was standing right next to me, telling me how pretty I looked with the wings, and how much he loved me. I was in such a state of shock; I clasped my hands over my mouth, and then threw myself at him, hugging him tightly. It was then that I finally told him how much I loved him and that I wanted to be with him, and of course the kids, forever. Later, as we sat on the beach, I let him run his hand over my wings, as he did this he told me they felt warm. The feel of his hand my wings for the first time, I will never forget that.
Wow, that is so romantic, said Anemone swooning.
I agree, chimed in Alexya.
Maeter turned her head to look up at Anemone, Aunt Anemone, can I asked you a question?
Sure Maeter, replied Anemone, what do you want to know?
Why did you have to take that medication?
Well, there is not much to tell Maeter, as I dont remember much. Anemone paused to think, fighting to hold back her urge to cry. What I can say is that the medication suppressed many of my most treasured memories and made me into a different person. So much so, that I did things without thinking, and in the end I remembered none of what I had done. Then once the medicine wore off, I would have the worst headaches. These only got worse when Dewey started attacking the land. When that started happening, I either was in terrible pain, or so out of it, I had very little thought. I did not realize what I was doing until your mother reached out to me in our battle over the command cluster, and helped me realize I was not a thing, but that I truly was a human being who had the right to live the life I always wanted. However, by that time I realized I was not in control of my life and I wanted to take that control back. G-d I was such an idiot for shoving Dominic away like I did. I am so glad he came after me, even though we both nearly died in the process. Thankfully that is now in the past and I cant think of anyone else besides Dominic I would want to spend the rest of my live with. Then again, I could not hope to become part of a better family than yours Eureka, thank you.
Dont mention it, said Eureka, hugging Anemone tightly, you are a great sister, and I would not trade our relationship for anything.
I have another question mama, said Maeter as the four of them stared to shift around the stall to rinse of using the dozen or so jets of water including one, which was all one wall. As they did this, they laughed and splashed each other with water, having so much fun in the process. When will we be a real family?
I dont know sweetie, said Eureka, as she shut off the water, I hope soon though, I also want us to be a real family.
Well, I want a ring on my finger before I turn 18 this month, said Anemone, stepping out of the stall and wrapping herself in a towel, then handing more towels to Eureka, Maeter and Alexya as they stepped out, or Dominic is going to get dentures for his next birthday.
A ring? asked Eureka, Why a ring?
Cause then we could start planning the wedding, said Anemone excitedly, it would mean Dominic and I would be engaged to be married. That reminds me Eureka, what would you say to us getting married at the same time, a double wedding, you and Renton and Dominic and me?
That would be so cool mama, said Maeter, Alexya nodded in agreement. Can we mama, please?
Eureka paused for a moment as she wrapped her hair in a towel, That would be wonderful, of course I would want to do a double wedding! she flung herself at Anemone, hugging her tightly. As for me, it does not matter what the ring looks like, simple or fancy, marrying Renton would be enough for me. Now, lets get dressed, as we only have 25 minutes before your mom will be here to get us Alexya.
Meanwhile in Maurice and Links room, the guys had just finished washing up and cleaning their teeth. Renton started sifting through the boys boxes of clothing. Where is that, I know we got you one, mumbled Renton sifting through the boxes of clothing he had brought into the room.
What are you looking for papa? asked Linck.
The pairs of loafers I got you and your brother, said Renton as he continued to rummage around in the box. Here they are. He pulled two small shoeboxes out of the box of clothes, Figures they would be on the bottom. Maurice, you and Dominic almost done in there?
"Yeah," yelled Dominic out of the room, "jeeze, we aren't in that much of a rush."
A few seconds later, Dominic and Maurice came out of the bathroom. Noticing this, Renton picked up a pile of clothes and handed them to Maurice, Come on Maurice, said Renton, we need to get dressed and get moving. You and Dominic took too long in bathroom washing up and brushing your teeth.
Sorry about that, said Dominic, that is my fault. I am such an amateur at this family thing.
Thats okay, laughed Renton, I am not much better than you.
Dominic switched out with Renton, and started helping Linck get into his outfit, which was made all the more difficult by Linck squirming around. Can you please hold still Linck, so I can get this shirt on you?
Why cant I wear an undershirt like Maurice, you and Papa?
When you are older Linck, replied Renton. Now listen to your uncle and hold still so he can help you. I would have gotten you some, but they sizes did not reach down to your size.
Yes, papa, replied a defeated Linck, finally holding still. "Um, Uncle Dominic? I don't really know you too well, could we start to get to know each other a little bit?"
"Um, sure, I'd love for us to Linck"
"How do you feel about Mama and Papa?"
"Well, they're great people who really love each other."
"Do you feel the same way towards Aunt Anemone?"
"Yes, I do."
"Then why don't you marry her?
"Well, you see, marriage is a complicated thing Linck. You can't just do it out of the blue. Dominic had now finished buttoning up Lincks white dress shirt, and had started buttoning his up. Renton, where are the rest of Lincks clothes?
On his bed, replied Renton, he has shoes, socks, pants, clip on tie and a belt.
"Ohhhh, replied Linck as Dominic grabbed the rest of his clothes.
"Well, hopefully soon anyway." He handed Linck the rest of his clothes, You think you can handle the rest on your own tiger?
I can try... smiled Linck.
Thats the right attitude, Dominic winked at him. The four of them continued getting dress, and Linck impressed them all with getting dressed the rest of the way all by himself in his khaki pants and brown loafers, he even put on his teal-blue, clip-on, tie properly, and was appropriately proud of himself for doing so. Within a few minutes, they had gotten everything on, except for their neckties. Meanwhile Linck had also pulled on his bright-red sweater-vest. They finished getting dressed, with Maurice being the only one lagging behind, as he was having trouble putting his tie in a proper knot.
As Renton taught Maurice how to tie a neck-tie, Maurice looked up at him, with a combination of a look of fear and hope, "Hey Papa, when are we all going to be a real family. You want to soon don't you? When are you and mama finally going to get married?"
Renton and Dominic looked at each other and then back at Maurice and Linck, Boys, this is not a discussion for right now, replied Renton, we are going to be late now get your shoes and socks on so we can be ready to go.
Reluctantly, the boys did as they were told, and by the time they were finished, Maurice was wearing a khaki dress shirt, white pants, yellow tie and dark brown blazer. Like Linck he also was wearing a dark pair of loafers and black socks. Renton was wearing light grey slacks, with black dress socks and shoes, a white shirt with lavender and blue cufflinks, and a grey blazer. His tie was a fluid mix of trapar green and bright red. In contrast to this, Dominic was wearing the same style and color dress shoes as Renton, but with a charcoal grey pair of slacks, white shirt with hazel and lavender cufflinks, a black blazer and blue and silver stripped tie.
As they plopped down on the couch, they did not have to wait long before Alexya and Maeter joined them. For as they the two young girls walked in they tiptoed behind the couch in an attempt to surprise the guys.
Papa, said Maeter happily, tapping Renton on the shoulder, what do you think of what I am wearing, Alexyas mom picked it out?
Riiiiiiiiiiiicey-kuuuuuuuuuun, piped Alexya, taping Maurice on the shoulder, what do you think? Hearing this, Maurice blushed and sunk into the couch.
Seeing this, Renton laughed, Let me guess, Alexya, Eureka or Anemone told you both to do that. I like your outfits, both of you, they look good on you.
Oh, nooooo, we would never ask her to do that, came two giggling voices from Eurekas room.
Mama and Aunt Anemone also said, If Renton and Dominic dont stare dumbfounded and speechless when they come out of mamas room, they will be very unhappy, do you know what they mean papa?
Yes, but, I wish they would hurry up, yelled Renton, as I dont like being late.
Good things come to those who wait, sung Eureka, in perfect pitch, my future husband.
Dominic turned to Renton and they shared a moment of utter horror on each others faces, did their girlfriends know? Regaining their composure, Dominic replied with, ...Better things come to those who dont!
With a side order of fists in the face! retorted Anemone, making Renton and Dominic swallow hard in fright, while the kids just laughed. Besides, we will only be one more minute, you cant rush things you know.
After a few seconds of silence Maurice turned to Renton, his face still somewhat flush, Papa, can I talk to you in private, please?
Sure Maurice, lets go over to the dining table and talk, he replied getting to his feet, leaving Linck, Alexya, Maeter and Dominic to talk amongst themselves on the sofa.
Taking the seat next to his father, Maurice stared down at the floor. Rightfully concerned, Renton spoke up, Whats on your mind Maurice? I know that look all to well, something is eating at you.
How did you know you were in love with mama? asked Maurice, What did it feel like?
"Why do you ask that Maurice? Is there someone who you..." Looking back over at Dominic he saw him having fun entertaining Linck and the girls. "Oh, I see now, actually I felt a lot like you do now, though you and your siblings only made it worse with your pranks. I found it hard finding the right words to get your mothers attention, not to mention trying to make sense of her mannerisms. Now, looking back, Im glad I was so patient...
Oh Renton, came Eurekas melodious voice from her room, Anemone and I are ready, and with three minutes to spare, I told you we would not be late.
Prepare to be amazed Dominic, chimed Anemone.
The kids, Renton and Dominic all turned to face the doorway to Eurekas room. The sight that appeared before them as Eureka and Anemone walked out into the living area made Dominic and Rentons jaws drop, and their hearts skip a beat. While the kids just looked on in awe. Dominic eventually managed to get to his feet, though he was still in a state of shock.
You think we got their attention sis? asked Eureka.
If looks could kill, chuckled Anemone, I think we got more than that!
For the two of them were standing there in brand new formal outfits they had bought at Svey Maki, as well as a subtle application of makeup. Moreover, the girls had opted for one of their white sets of undergarments. Anemone stood there in a red, belted roll-tab-sleeve shirt, black slacks and her bronze and black heels. To top it all off she had on her lip color and a light coating of apricot rouge as a well as a shiny metal pin to clamp a portion of he hair under an arch shaped piece of metal. Eureka on the other hand, had used her old hair clips. She had on a pair of white slacks, a green ruffled top and blue three-quarter-sleeve-jacket. She also had on the lip color she had bought, as well as pink rouge. To top it all off, she had on her pair of black and metallic silver heels.
Standing up from his chair at the table, Renton took a few steps towards Eureka, You... You... stammered Renton, still trying to fully take in Eurekas beauty.
Whats wrong Renton? asked Eureka nervously, Do I not look pretty?
You look amazing Eureka! exclaimed Renton. Are you wearing make up?
Eureka nodded, a wide smile forming on her face, You like it?
It looks great on you, but you know make-up or not, you are still gorgeous. Renton walked up to Eureka, hugging her tightly in a loving embrace.
Oh Renton! giggled Eureka, as the two went into a deep kiss. Maurice, Maeter and Linck looked on smiling, teary eyed, enthralled to see their mama so happy. Alexya looked on, slightly unsure what of what to think.
Well, Dominic, are you just going to stand there in silence, staring at me all wide-eyed? quipped Anemone, her hands on her hips. The kids noticed this and shifted their eyes back and forth between the two.
Growing tired of the silence, Alexya and Maeter shoved Dominic forward in an effort to get him to say something.
Well... I... You... stammered Dominic.
Yes? asked Anemone, still slightly irked, yet worried, you are impressed, yes?
Of course I am Anemone, replied Dominic calmly, pausing as he walked up to Anemone, staring her right in the eyes, without breaking contact or blinking. Tears came to his eyes, Your appearance right now, as you are before me, is one of the most heavenly sights I have seen in ages. Even, makeup aside, you look like a beautiful angel.
Oh, Dominic, Anemone started crying as she embraced him, you have no idea how happy you have made me just now. I knew you had it in you to be a master of descriptive compliments. Now kiss me you lovesick, stunned, fool! then with an unexpected amount of strength, she pushed him back on his heals, taking him into a ravishing kiss.
As both coupless eyes closed, they continued their displays of affection, still not having come up for air. What happened next, left the kids speechless.
Slowly a trapar green hue filled the room. Within the space, the kids felt an electrical charge growing around them, as their skin began to tingle and Senaris fur began to stand on end.
Alexya, unsure of what was happening, was succumbing to the fear welling up in her. Maurice, what is this stuff? she asked fearfully, as she hugged him tightly.
For a second Maurice started to blush; however, regaining his composure, he looked down at Alexya, and then at his sister, who was desperately trying to calm a frightened Linck, begging her to make it stop.
Senari was a little anxious as well; as she remained close to the kids, ready to protect them at a moments notice. She was brushing herself against their legs in a futile attempt to reassure them.
Even Gulliver, very curious as to what was going on, poked her head out of Rentons room. The sight that met her eyes caused her to let out a loud and shrill BWOOT!! as she scrambled back into the bedroom to hide in a corner.
Finally, the kids looked up to see two separate, yet amazing, sights. On their left were Eureka and Renton, while to their right stood Anemone and Dominic.
Eureka and Renton were still in their embrace and the same passionate kiss. However, something was different; their clothes were wavering in a non-existent breeze as the hovered several dozen centimeters off the floor, their feet hanging lazily in the air. Though, what was more amazing were the thick streams of green trapar emanating from Eurekas hands, feet and wings.
As their eyes shifted over to Anemone and Dominic, they saw that like Eureka, trapar was emanating from Anemones hands and feet. Yet, what made them gasp in awe, were the green bolts of electrically-charged-trapar arcing between them, as well as from Anemones pink hair which was standing on end with more bolts of electrically-charged-trapar jumping all over the place from random strands of hair.
I dont know Alexya? said Maurice, still staring wide-eyed at the stunning spectacle, as he hugged her gently. However, if there is one thing I have learned living with mama, it is to be strong and have faith everything turn out for the better. Even if at the time, the events scare your pants off.
Hearing this, the four of them smiled nervously, while Senari purred reassuringly rubbing against Alexyas leg as she buried her head in Maurices shoulder. As Maurice looked at his sister, smiling, he thought to himself, Maybe things will be more than alright in the end... Maybe things will end up even better than we could possibly hope for or imagine.
Suddenly Maurice and Alexya felt a pair of hands on their shoulders, and looked up, to see Miriam standing behind them, Quite the sight, no? she asked.
Yes, it is Ms. Miriam, said Maeter.
I still think it is scary, whined Linck, is mama ok?
She and your papa, aunt and uncle are better than okay, replied Miriam, kneeling down, on her knees, to eye level with Linck, in fact, in time you will be able to do some of the things they are doing right now.
What are they doing mama? asked Alexya.
Miriam stood up on her knees, and looked Alexya in the eye, Well... If I had to guess, they have discovered there mastery ability as future Jedi; however, I never thought I would see the day that a prospective Jedi, showed an ability that could interact and manipulate another form of energy.
But, how do we snap them out of it? asked Maurice. They havent even flinched in the past five minutes, how can they hold their breath that long?
They are not holding their breath kids, smiled Miriam.
Then why are they not blue in the face? quipped Senari, as the kids and her all stared at Miriam.
That is probably because they are breathing for each other, though I dont know how, said Miriam, there are many things about the ways of The Force we are not meant to and will never understand.
So... now to wake them... Miriam paused and reached forward with her left hand, running it through the waves of green trapar. However, after a few seconds, she yanked her hand back, massaging it.
Mama! Are you okay? asked a worried Alexya, noticing the look of pain in her mothers eyes.
Yeah, Im fine sweetie; however, after a while that burns, like I have stuck my hand over a hot fire.
So are you going to be able to snap them back to reality? asked Maeter, her brothers nodding in agreement, wanting to know the same thing.
Were about to find out, said Miriam, then she closed her eyes in thought. Its time to go you four, we are now late! Besides, the kids and Senari are worried about you four love-birds.
Immediately there was a loud bang, followed by several low thuds. Miriam opened her eyes and looked around, it worked.
Ugh, what just happened asked Dominic, who was slowly sitting up from a sprawled position on the sofa, catching his breath, I feel like... my spine has been... run over by a LFO.
Oh snap! Anemone cried out, I just spent twenty solid minutes fixing my hair in that ponytail, and now it is full of static.
It will pass Anemone, said Miriam reassuring her, so dont worry about it. Besides having that hair accessory in it, will help.
Thanks sweetie, said Dominic, as Anemone helped him to his feet, I wonder what happened anyway, as I last remember you yanking me into a kiss.
Suddenly there was a loud groan from behind Anemone coming from the floor. Ow... What just happened? asked Eureka sitting up, though. However her questioning look changed to one of fear, as she quickly realized that she had fallen on-top-of Renton. Renton, are you alright?! SPEAK TO ME?! she screamed at him as she grabbed his shoulders and shook him.
Wha? Whats going on? slurred Renton as he slowly opened his eyes and groggily sat-up. Last thing I remember was kissing you Eureka, then it all went dark. Now I feel like a ton of bricks fell on my chest.
That was me, she blushed, sorry. She then got to her feet and extended her hand to Renton, to help him up.
Yay, they are alright! squealed Alexya, What did you do mama to wake them?
Oh...just a simple Jedi Mind Trick.
You mean you were inside our heads? asked Eureka as she helped Renton to his feet.
Miriam nodded, Dont worry, your secrets are safe, she winked.
Can you teach me that mama? asked Alexya.
Me too... said Maeter.
Me three! added Maurice and link at the same time
Me four! purred Senari.
Miriam laughed, All of you will get to learn that trick in time; however, she looked at Eureka, Renton, Anemone and Dominic, I think the four of you have discovered your force mastery powers. Though I never thought the powers of the force could be mixed with trapar.
Huh? the four of them looked at Miriam with confused looks.
I will explain later to all of you, she replied, for now we are late so lets get going. They all nodded in agreement, and the ten of them walked out of Eureka and Rentons quarters and down the hall.
The overhead fan continued its usual pattern of a back and forth flange. The whirl of the blades created soothing vibes inside the dark cabin as the static stillness in the room echoed the sound lightly to the ears of those sleeping inside. The glow from the earth shown in through the small windows as the ship orbited ever so smoothly around the bright planet. The blue ambience reflected off the compac drives lying on the studio table. The dark-tinted glass glinted as stars moved across it, showing the view from the window. In the midst of the stillness, two small glints of orange burst through the darkness, coming from the folds of the covers on the bed. Kolevis opened her eyes to a calm sight. Sionn was breathing lightly through his nose right in front of her. Seeing him made her smile, as she sighed a breath of relief knowing the dreams that had haunted her had ended. She saw his face clearly and was wondering how it was possible in the black, dark room. Her heart jumped as she realized the orange glow on his hair
was coming from her eyes. This was the first time she had witnessed it. She blushed as she could see Sionns soft face and lips so calm. This brought her back to feeling every inch of her body. It made her shiver
realizing her figure was intertwined with his under the covers, clothes from the previous evening still on. He was so warm and calm. She couldnt resist it any longer. Her heart was beating so hard and her muscles tingling with an urge to move. She went in closer to his lips and ever so lightly locked hers onto them as if trying not to wake him up. The warmth he felt sucked the darkness away from his mind as he came to. His eyes opened slowly as he breathed in through his nose, lips still locked. The beautiful subtle scent of vanilla spice entered him and melted his soul. Little glimmers of orange shot out from the closed eyelids of his lover. He smiled under her lips and kissed her back, tightening his grip on her and bringing her body closer to his. She wanted to recoil and wiggle out of it as she closed her eyes tight, being sucked into him. Finally she gave in and relaxed in his arms, gazing into his eyes. She was still blushing, her entire face hot with warmth. She scrunched up her nose as she stared at him. That was a mean trick, being awake the whole time and looking like you were peacefully asleep huh? She pouted as she blushed, trying to look away from him. Her glowing eyes were but tiny slants trying to dodge his gaze.
Hey. His hand moved from her upper back down to where her torso began to curve into her hips. She jumped at this and squirmed around his touch. You know, you look really beautiful with those eyes. Really cute when you try to resist me
he said as he nudged his nose on hers. She couldnt stop blushing and her face began to get hotter and hotter the closer he got to her. Youre so warm
Sionn I-! she couldnt take the feeling welling up inside of her anymore and arched her body up and stood before him with her knees on the bed. Sionn
she said as her hands moved to her blouse. Its
.unbearably hot in here
her cheeks were a bright red even in the dimly lit room. She unbuttoned the top button as her eyes began to well up slightly.
.so soon? Sionn began to sweat, unsure of what was going on. She unbuttoned the next button and began to breathe heavily. Kat! Hey! I was
. She worked her way to the third button and began to heave. Tears came and she collapsed in front of him. Sionn stared at her there, peacefully back asleep. Was she dreaming? He thought as he picked her up in his arms and carried her to the bathroom. He kicked the button on the wall and walked into her room after the door had opened. He then laid her down on her bed and turned on her overhead fan so that it was blowing on her. He unbuttoned her blouse with closed eyes, allowing her to begin cooling off. He remembered her having a short sleeved undershirt on and wasnt worried but still wanted to respect her. He then walked into her shower and turned it on, letting the water begin to heat up as he went back into his room to get his clothes. He returned to find the shower ready for use, and proceeded to wash off before the days busy activities. After a while of scrubbing, he turned the shower off and began to dry off. He looked out to see Kolevis still sleeping. After he had his clothes on he walked over to her and noticed she had goose bumps all over her body. He quickly covered her up with a light blanket, as she was probably cold now. She slept so soundly. He couldnt help but smile as he bent down and gave her a kiss on the cheek. She smiled after he did so and curled up under the covers. He chuckled and walked over to her drawers and looked for her uniform. After finding it he chucked it on the bed and yelled to her from the doorway to his room. Hey Kat we got a long day ahead of us. Get ready for breakfast; Im going to go get us some. Be ready when I get back. She curled up in response and moaned an unrecognizable reply. He laughed to himself as he went into his room. He was wearing a pair of black cargo shorts. They were made out of canvas and went down below his knees. He was wearing a long sleeved, dark teal sweater, which had a black turtleneck and two zipper pockets near his belt. He also put on his back strap, which had all his ID information in it and left his gauntlets in his room. He put on his morning corrective glasses and walked out of his room, sporting a pair of flip-flops.