"Daddy! Please do it again!" the 5-year-old little girl said to her father, he chuckled and threw her up in the air a second time, catching her and then hugging her tight. "Again?" she begged for more, as she said those words her father set her down on her small feet.
"Sweetheart, I wish I could stay longer, but I have to go," He said softly, kneeling so he could be at eye-level with his daughter. "I will miss you, my darling girl."
The little girl's lower lip quivered at his words, looking down at the floor avoiding his gaze and shacking her head slowly. "But it's too soon…" He smiled and quickly pinched her nose to make her look up. He leaned in and kissed her forehead. "Please don't go!" she said loudly and hugged his neck.
"I know, my darling girl." He said gently pulling her arms away and placing both his hands on her shoulders. "But think of poor Obi-Wan, you rather he be a lonely padawan if I stayed?" he asked. The little girl looked up, giving him a thoughtful face.
"Mmmm…no, because then he will be sad and that will make you sad…and then that would make ME sad…" She said placing her hands in heart cheeks. "He better become a great Jedi Knight if I am lending him my Daddy." Her serious tone and reasoning made Qui-Gon laugh.
"Aren't you the wisest? I love you baby girl," he said grinning. As he stood, a slender woman with blonde hair came to view, and embraced him. Pulling apart, they smiled at each other, a mutual understanding glistening in their eyes.
"May the force be with you, Qui-Gon," she said. And went to stand by their daughter, picking her up and placing a reassuring kiss on her temple, as they both watched Qui-Gon Jinn enter his ship. They stayed in the same spot until his ship was no longer visible in the sky.
I opened my eyes when the tears reached my cheeks. The last memory I had of my father will stay with me forever. I wiped away the tears and stretched in my bed before sitting up. I stood up, looked outside my window, and saw the morning fog starting to dissipate. A smile played in my lips, I had a feeling today was going to be an interesting day.
"Coruscant?" I half-yelled with a wide smile on my face, my mother gave me a disapproving look, letting me know it was best I composed myself and keep quiet until she finished talking. I quickly sat back down and pulled at Caron's pants like an eager child, the excitement was too much. He looked at me sideways and smirked. He leaned in so he could whisper.
"Keep pulling at my pants like that and I might get the wrong impression, dear." Caron said and then bit his lip from crying out by the fact I was now pinching his leg quite hard. Caron Sol is my most trusted friend; just like is mother is and has been to mine all these years. Caron was 4 years old when I was born; my mother said he was so infatuated with me as a baby that he rarely ever left my side. Even showing up up at night with his blanket and stuff lightsaber ready to be put to bed in my room, my mother thought it was cute. Anne, on the other hand, did not find it cute when she had to turn the entire temple upside down looking for her toddler the first time.
"Keep making those jokes and I'll make sure you never have children." I whispered back at him, giving him my sweetest smile and patting his leg when he glared at me.
"…after speaking with master Yoda, we have agreed to cooperate with their council to discover the identity of the dark lord manipulating the republic," She stopped and looked at everyone that was present with a calm face. "Master Yien has volunteer to travel to Coruscant and investigate, 2 more Jedi are required to accompany him-" my arm shot up, and Caron gave me a look, trying to pull my arm down. "Good. Mirre and Caron will do." She said smiling and Caron face palmed himself at his accidental sign up for the mission. "It is also important we do not divulge the location of Abyan, there is talks of trying to unite both Orders, if the Sith are rising once again such vital information would be catastrophic, until then, you most not say a word about our location." My mother said sternly looking at both Caron and I.
"Understood," we said in unison, my voice more chirper than Caron's.
"Aven Gaal will be your pilot, he will make the necessary arrangements to have the Silver Wing ready for tonight," she said while turning to face me, her look telling me we needed to speak after the meeting. "Everyone is dismissed." Caron made sure to give me light punch in the shoulder before he left and also telling me, he would be waiting outside. As the council chambers emptied, my mother went back to her seat. I used the force to pull the meditation pad closer to her, and sat down crossing my legs underneath me.
"When you reach Coruscant please reach out to Jocasta Nu. Yoda mentioned that since we are bringing to light our existence with the rest of the Jedi in their Order, he would like it very much if Qui-Gon Jinn's good standing with Abyan is mentioned in the archives. Jocasta will take care of that with this," she said and placed a small memory core in my hand. "It belong to a droid we gave your father when he went on missions for us," She added and enclosed my hands on her own. "Let her know who you are as well."
"I will, thank you mom." I said and leaned forward to embrace her. "Thank you for allowing me to go." She pulled back from me and smiled.
"You are more than suitable to represent us, Mirre, not because of who your father was to them, but how great of a Jedi you have become," she said gently, her hands were now holding my face, her thumb rubbing gently on my cheek. "You have made him proud Mirre, don't forget that." I smiled at her loving words. I stood up from the meditation pad and gave her a short bow before retreating out of the council chambers. Once outside, I found Caron leaning against a wall. He did not look happy. At all.
'Here we go,' I mentally told myself.
"What?" I asked innocently as walked past him. He pushed himself from the wall and followed me.
"You know damned well what." He said in a low voice. "We were supposed to go to the southern district this week, not volunteer on this wild goose chase the Jedi in Coruscant have gotten themselves in to."
"You can still go and enjoy yourself, I'll ask Manas to come, I am sure she would not mind taking your place." I said to him while keeping a fast pace. Manas Ito was my other dear friend, a Togruta girl of 22 years, same age as me. We were not as close as Caron and I, but close enough to be able to depend on each other. "Besides I know how much you want to invite Alora to such outing, this will give you plenty of time to flirt and I won't have to put up with her. If you ask me, it sounds like a win-win right there." I said.
"As much as I would love to bed Alora this weekend, I still preferred it if you came with me, we had planned this for months." I looked at him horrified. "What? You know you can't control this." He said playfully while rubbing his hands on his chest
"I am going to pretend you did not say you been wanting to bed Alora." I said while covering my ears, refusing to listen to anymore disgusting thoughts regarding such girl. "Force, the images are starting to cloud my mind." I said and heard Caron roared in laughter.
"You still don't like her do you?" he asked still laughing.
"She dumped rancor feces on top of my head when we were younger, that qualifies her as an eternal nemesis," I shuddered at the memory. "You know how much of a nightmare it was to get rid of that smell."
"Eh, you are right. Fine, I'll go with you on this wild goose chase." He finally said. "I guess it won't be too bad seeing the Coruscant temple." I smiled and jumped to hug his neck, not caring that my feet were now dangling in the air.
"Thank you, Caron." I said grinning.
"But after this you owe me big time, little sis" he said and placed a quick kiss on my forehead "I'll see you on the landing pad tonight." I nodded in agreement and let go of his neck.
Author's Notes: I do not own any part of the Star Wars franchise except Mirre and some other characters. If anyone wishes to be beta reader for this, please message me. English is not my first language so I am bound to have a few mistakes here and there. On the other hand, if you see any just let me know. Thanks and enjoy! My Fanfiction username is: Tifawind.