Tuesday, February 28, 2006

What Dame are YOU?

Things have slowed down here a bit. I've actually had time to talk to the boys! Jagged hasn't mentioned our encounter and I've had the sense not to mention it.
So because I am enjoying not having to jump into a X-Wing every 5 minutes, (much as I love flying that's a bit much) I have taken the easy way out today!







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I'm quite surprised that I didn't score more on grit or wit but there you are!

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Busy

Well, I have had a busy weekend. Wedge has had us out on drills at every possible moment. He says that he's been "observing". Uncle Luke took charge of the Squadron instead of him. It's made it pretty easy for formation flying even if he and I are the only ones that can to it through the Force.
Poor R2 has been getting a bit of a hard time from the other droids about a nickname that he managed to pick up on the Battle of Endor.
I hoped that I might have had time to go snowboarding on Hoth but the only free time that we have had has been for eating!
Ah shoot! There's the klaxton again. I'd better run. Wedge wants us out before Jed Narwick's Condor Dragons.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Out on Hoth.

When Uncle Luke and I finally got to Hoth, drill was over. I was sort of glad because I didn't really feel like spending my first night in the snow and ice.

I was in the hanger checking out my X-Wing when the guys came over to greet me. There were welcomes, hugs and hand shakes.
"We could have done with you in that drill." Wedge laughed as they wandered off to talk to Uncle Luke.
I lovenling ran a hand over the wing of my ship and traced the J.S. that I had painted there when I first got it.
"Nice to see you turned up Solo." said a voice from behind me. It was Jagged Fel. Hoth suited his icy, cold mannerisms.
"You did shoot off with out contacting us."
"Yea, well. I thought that the Force or something would have told you Solo."
"Look if you're not going to say anything to my advantage I have to go." I said and I turned to go.
"Hey," he grabbed my hand as I turned, "It's good to see you back Jaina." and he looked deep into my eyes before leaving.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

For Flip Sake!

Honestly! Uncle Luke and I had just flown all the way to the Outer Rim to discover... the Squadron wasn't there!
They had all gone off to a training session to Hoth!
So now we have to fly to Hoth!
How hard is it to contact us to tell us?
I mean come on! Have some manners people!

Friday, February 17, 2006

Packing Up.

I stood surveying my room. The drawers were empty and my suitcase was sitting on my bed. I dunno how long I'll be up with the Squardon and I've learnt from expirence that it's better to pack for a while.

I was picking up my suitcase when I heard a scrating coming from in it. "What could that be?" I wondered. I opened it to see Scooter burrowing in a pile of jumpers. I gently lifted him and set him on the bed, "No Scooter you can't come, I don't know why you would want to leave Jacen anyway. Keep him out of trouble, Ok?"
He looked at me for a while before dashing off to Jacen's room.

I hauled my bag out to the courtyard where Uncle Luke was waiting.
"Ready Jaina?"
"Yep," I smiled, "can I fly?" I shot him my I'm-your-favourite-niece look.
"All right, but no funny buisness, Ok?"
"No funny buisness. Yes Sir!"

The gang and my family were there to see us off. "Don't be too long honney." said Mum as she waved.
"And don't remind Wedge that I owe him money!" cautioned Dad.
"Bye Luke darling, and Jaina don't forget to mediatate." That was Aunt Mara Jade.
"Bye boys, " I called, "don't get into too much trouble while I'm gone!"





And with that we were off.
"So where are we going?" I asked. Uncle Luke hadn't acutally told me.
"The Outer Rim."

Man! This was going to be one long flight.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

My First Mission.

I was only 17 and had been flying with the Squadron for about six months. I was flying under the name of Sticks. I hated anyone knowing who I really was.
Intelligence had told us that they had discovered a branch of Grand Admiral Thran's army in hiding trying to build up numbers so they could retake the Galactic Core. They were based on a moon of the planet of Honoghr.

I went out with a few others just to scout the area and how strong they were etc. As we rounded the curvature of Honoghr we discovered that the were about 50 ships there. We had 10 out.
"Ok group," said Wedge, "let's get in closer and see if they want to talk."
No chance. As soon as we got anywhere near them they attacked. Tie Fighters can move pretty fast sometimes!

"RETREAT" yelled Wedge over the headphones after trying to unsuccessfully parley with them.
"Red Leader, we can take them on." I said back, "I can feel it."
"Sticks, if you break ranks you'll be back on Yavin 4 before you can say X-Wing." threatened Wedge.

Well Jedis are supposed to trust their feelings aren't they?
I turned round to face the enemy. They didn't look that tough.
"Sticks, what are you doing? Sticks!" Wedge was getting concerned now.
"Sticks don't try it." cautioned Jagged Fel, " there's too many."
Too late I was in, flying like my life depended on it. Which it did.
"Sticks! Sticks! Come back!" Wedge shouted. Too late, I had my headphones off.

I was right in the middle of the fleet and had about 6 shot down when I saw to my left and X-Wing, I looked to my right and there was another. I shoved my headphones back on.
"Great to see you Jagged, and you Red Leader."
"Yeah yeah, just don't get cocky!" laughed Jagged.
" And this doesn't mean your off the hook either young lady." Scolded Wedge.
But I didn't care. I was in my elemnet. Flying with a little bit of danger involved and I had two great friends with me! The force forewarned me time and time of dangers and my piloting skills managed to get me out of it.
Wedge and Jagged also saved my butt a few times.
"Whoop! Nice one!" I shouted to Jagged, "Watch out there's one on your tail!"
"I'm on it." said Wedge.
Yeah. We made a pretty good team.

We destroyed about half the fleet before they were willing to talk to us. Lucky for them we only arrested them. I think they are still in jail.


Boy did I get a telling of when we got back to base. It involved a very angry Wedge and lots of admiring fellow pilots. Wedge really wanted to send me home but the rest of the Squadron protested too much so I got to stay.
I've never done anything like it again though. But I will if I need to. No fear!

Monday, February 13, 2006

So Tired!

I was so bored in class today. And tired. Nothing exciting happened. Well, I fell asleep in History of the Jedi and Sith but Jacen managed to wake me up before Master Halcyon caught me.
The reason that I'm so tired is that I had a crazy weekend. I was out on Trixter all day and then was up every night working on her, making her capable of going faster and stuff like that. Thank goodness I'm going up with Uncle Luke to train with the Rouge Squadron in a few days. We never work that hard. I'll be able to catch up on all my sleep there.

Oh! I can't wait! i haven't seen Wedge and the rest of the guys in ages. I'll have to take R2 D2, Wedge loves seeing him. He says that they were a great team during the rebellion. I reckon that R2 would make a good team with anyone!
Ah. Wedge was so mad at me after my first mission. Thank goodness I'm such a good flyer. I might have gotten chucked out of the Squadron, but he decided he'd give me another chance. ;)

I'll have to tell you about that before I go.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

My Speeder!

Finaly! I got my speeder finished! It took me so long cause I needed some parts that I couldn't get second hand. Luckly Dad helped me get them cheap. (Don't tell Mum, she wouldn't approve.)

I have a picture of it here.




It's a bad picture. I took it with a camera from Wall Mart.

It's based on a style of Airspeeder that Mum had when she was young.

I've called it the Trixter.

I'll take her out for her first drive tomorrow. I can hardly wait!!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

History Class.

Gah! I hate History of the Jedi and Sith. We have to learn about it so that history doesn't repeat its self.
I don't think I would mind so much if my Granddad wasn't the biggest Sith Lord the Universe has ever seen! It's so embarrassing sitting in class learning about how a member of my family destroyed the Jedi.

I don't think I could get through it if it wasn't for Jacen sharing my pain. Master Halcyon separated us so we can't talk but he doesn't know that we have a physic connection! It can be pretty handy too!

So there were both sitting in class listing to Master Halcyon drone on about Darth Vader's regression to the Dark Side, about his desire to break his Jedi Oaths and always wanting to see his mother!
"Jacen, do something!"

"What am I supposed to do? We need to learn this!"

" I dunno ask a question that will break his concentration."

"Why do I need to do it? Why can't you?"

"Becasue I always ask the questions."

"Jaina! Are you paying attention?" interrupted Master Halcyon.

"Yes Master." I sighed.

"Then you will be able to tell me where you think Anakin Skywalker started down the path to becoming Darth Vader."

Oh! Great! Just the question to ask his granddaughter! "Emm... I think it was probably when his mother died and he was so over come with rage that he killed all the Sandpeople. But I don't think that he became Darth Vader until he killed Padawans in the Jedi Temple."
See I know what happened.

"Well done. You obviously know your family history." he sniped.

Jacen shot up his hand! Finaly! Trust him to wait until his family is being threatened before he takes any action.

"Mater, I was wondering why the Jedi didn't find Anakin while he was younger?"

Thank-you Jacen! I must remember to do something nice to him. Perhaps I'll make him Swoop Bike sometime...

Friday, February 03, 2006

Scooter

Winter hates mice. Jacen loves them. In fact Jacen loves all creatures and can talk to most of them and with Winter looking after us most of the thime that is a defenate recipe for disaster.

The fact that Winter never forgets anything can also be a bit of a problem for Jacen. She can always call up anytime his little zoo of animals has ever gotten in her way, in her cooking, in her room, chewed her clothes, bitten her, woken her up or... well, you get the picture.

We had a minor crisis today. It was Winter's cleaning day, she can't abide dirity rooms, and Jacen had forgoten to make his bed. Normaly Jacen and I put locks on our rooms s that Winter can't get in. Last time Winter got into my room I couldn't find my tools and Rouge Squadren badge for ages. But any way. Yes, today Jacen forgot to lock his room and also left the door open and Winter went in to clean.

When she was making the bed she was greeted by this sight:



Winter of course freaked and when she had calmed down hunted out Jacen.

"What in the name of Alderran was that thing doing in your bed?"

"What thing? Oh! Scooter. Emm... he sleeps there..."

Winter nearly had a fit. "He SLEEPS there? Oh well that just explains everything! I have never had so much trouble with one rodent before. I cannot beleive this. I am going to tell your parents. We'll see about this. Gah!

It went on like that for a while. I thought that Winter would never stop. At one point she suggested putting down a mouse trap and Jacen went crazy. I've never seen him so worked up!

Zekk managed to calm them both down but I think it will take a while for them to be able to have a civil converstion with each other.

Scooter is really quite a cute mouse. Winter just doesn't like him.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

I'm So Sorry!

Ok! I am soo sorry. I have had NO time to post this week and I remembered that I was supposed to post the results of Name Jacen's Mouse on Sunday.
Yes, I was away on Sunday but why did no one remind me on Monday?

Ok. The winner was....

Wedge Antillies with the name Scooter!

I'll post a picture of him tomorrow but I got to rush now. Winter wants me.