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    Posted by Talisa on 10-28-2002 11:59 AM:
    A Quiet Evening (Closed)

    The young padawan entered the tavern silently, observing all that was around her. She felt she was beginning to feel more acquainted with the new area and smiled slightly as she made her way over to the nearest table. As she sat down, the waiter approached and inquired on a drink or a bite to eat.

    "I'll have water and a bowl of Tatooine broth with pasta, please, thank you."

    She watched as the waiter nodded and walked away. Talisa was expecting someone to approach her, however. It was going to take time for her to get to know all of the members of Students of the Light and felt this would be another way to get acquainted.

    Posted by Daunte Aidán on 10-28-2002 09:43 PM:

    Former Stormtrooper Daunte Aidán stepped into the Mountain Side Tavern, trying to get to know what would be his new home

    He took a look around as he entered the establishment.

    'Why do I look around looking for someone, when I know no one?' Thought the new Padawan, smiling and sighing.

    He kept walking until a beatiful woman caught his attention. He decided to approach her.

    "Excuse ma'am . Mind if I join you?"

    Posted by Talisa on 10-28-2002 09:54 PM:

    Still waiting patiently for her drink and food, Talisa drummed her fingers rythymically on the wodden table top. She seemed a little nervous, but that wasn't the case. As she looked up, she watched as a man approached her and inquired on joining her. She was stunned and raised both eyebrows at his features. He was indeed very good looking and the aura surrounding him told her he was a kind spirited person. Nodding in responce, she smiled while gesturing to the empty chair next to her.

    "No, not at all. Please sit down. I'm Talisa, can I get you a drink or anything?"

    Posted by Daunte Aidán on 10-29-2002 09:36 AM:

    "Talisa...A very beatiful name if I may say so" The ex-imperial, then offered his hand to the female padawan. "A pleasure to meet you. My name is Daunte Aidán at your service, m'lady."

    After saying these words, Talisa extended her hand too, sealing the most ancient, universal greet in the whole galaxy. A hand shanke.

    Daunte then smiled at her, and said "I'm afraid I'm not a drinker. I think I'll just have a glass of water" He then turned around looking for a waiter/waitress, so that he could inquire about the lady's order and place his own one.

    Posted by Talisa on 10-29-2002 10:10 PM:

    "Thank you." She smiled while shaking his hand gently. "It's an honor meeting you, Daunte. I'm actually not much of a drinker either. I'm having water and a light snack for right now."

    Moments later, the waiter returns with her water and bowl of broth, which is served with two slices of bread and vegetables. She hesitated for a moment for Daunte to place his order.

    Posted by Daunte Aidán on 10-30-2002 10:38 AM:

    Daunte waited for the waiter to place everything on the table and then added "I would like a glass of ice cold water, if you please..." He then turned his gaze back to his new acquaintance and smiling he said.

    "You need not thank me, m'lady. Truth should be taken, not thanked. And indeed yours is a beatiful name, almost as beatiful as you..." The former trooper was a well educated man, not only trained in many deadly skills, but also taught well in manners and also a studious to many other things, such as general knowledge and some languages and dialects.

    Posted by Talisa on 10-30-2002 01:20 PM:

    The young padawan's fair cheeks flushed with a hint of redness when he commented on her. Nobody had ever spoken to her in that manner and it was a little overwhelming.

    "So why do you wish to become a Jedi?"

    Posted by Daunte Aidán on 10-30-2002 11:52 PM:

    A more sober tone was adopted by Daunte as he heard Talisa's question, both in his face and in his words...

    "I need to fix quite a few things. I have to make it up to many people. I have to give something back..." Fear, could be sensed in Daunte's being. Fear that Talisa would not like his past and walk away, like so many other people had done in the past.

    "Why is it that such a beatiful woman joined such a prestigious and respected organization?"

    Posted by Talisa on 10-31-2002 10:29 AM:

    The padawan nodded in understanding. She too had to give something back to the ones that were harmed. Her brushings with the dark side made her realize how powerful and consuming it can be and chose to break away from the life of hurting others. Still, the hurt and guilt remains.

    So her and Daunte's paths were very similar. She had no right to judge who he was in the past. The past is the past, but it should not be forgotten.

    In responce to his question, she too sounded very somber and nearly sad.

    "Well... I was a bounty hunter and was forced to ruin many people's lives just for money.. which by the way, I only received a small portion of the cut. The leader of the organization got most of the profits. When it came time for my next target, I left and realized that killing was not the answer. That's why I think I had a brush with the dark side of the force... I just cannot live that life anymore, so I came here."

    Posted by Daunte Aidán on 10-31-2002 12:16 PM:

    Daunte's eyes met Talisa's. "Seems it is more than this table, what we share, what we have in common..." Said Aura StarRider's disciple.

    "Seems at least you had a will, when I was a StormTrooper..." A pause was made, Daunte could sense, not judgement, but surprise in Talisa's face. "Yes, m'lady I was a trooper, and not only did we ruin people's lives, but whipped out entire planets. I'm not proud of it. Sometimes a man has to make choices and live with them..."

    Thousands of silent screams could be heard in Daunte's eyes. Flashbacks of people begging for their lives, screaming, crawling in the floor asking for mercy. He seemed to be caught in a flashback kind of trance. Not even 10 seconds had passed when he realized he had been still. Amazing how in 10 seconds, years and years of pain and suffering, passed right in front of his very own eyes.

    He shook his head momentairly and carried on "As I was saying, when I was a trooper we had no will, we just carried on orders. Huh, until like I said before, I realized there were choices, I could have chosen not to do it, and die, but I didn't see it, or I don't know if I did not want to see it, decisions, options, choices.... just like I chose to walk away and seek redemption."

    Posted by Talisa on 10-31-2002 04:04 PM:

    Talisa only shrugged lightly. She too followed orders from the leader of the bounty hunter's guild.

    "I was following orders as well..." She took a drink from her water after taking several bites from the bread and vegetables. "I did have a choice though... either follow the orders or die. It wasn't soon after that my conscious began playing back in my head that this was wrong. So I took the choice and left."

    Leaning back in her chair, she began to get the look of intrigue across her face. The closeness she was beginning to feel was amazing. Talisa always felt so closed off from humanity that she never had the opportunity to have these feelings, but now they were there. Nodding, she agreed that they had a lot in common, especially about their past.

    "Yes, we do seem to have a lot in common."

    Posted by Daunte Aidán on 11-02-2002 05:55 PM:

    "Indeed" Said Daunte while giving a smile to the Jedi woman. He could see she was somewhat blue, by all the memories, that were brought back to her mind. The smile had no intention other than trying to cheer her up.

    Posted by Talisa on 11-02-2002 06:28 PM:

    Talisa finished everything on her plate and her drink as well. She was about to say something to him, but looked to her chrono, realizing what time it was.

    "Oh dear, I'm sorry, but I must be going now. It was very nice meeting you."

    As they both stood from the table, Talisa brushed by him, lightly patting him on the arm. As she walked away, she began to wonder if she would ever get to speak with him again. But now wasn't the time to concentrate on such things. Training was what she had to focus on now.

    Posted by Daunte Aidán on 11-08-2002 07:46 AM:

    Daunte just stood there, as he saw the woman walk away. What happened in there, was not only two people getting to know each other. There was something else, a closeness that clicked immediately. A big brother, little sister, kind of thing. For a second he wondered if he would speak to her again. But after a little bit, he figured, it was only a matter of time...