It's the Truth, I Swear!
by Mary Christmas (unicorn_76010 at lycos.com)
Heheh, I just got back from viewing Fremont Street and I was
So far as Watson could tell, Sayn wasn't too bad a guy -- for a
space pirate. In fact, the con was downright friendly, though
Watson suspected that had to do with the fact that quite a few
credits were involved. Still, it was better listening to his old
'war stories' than to Lestrade's growling every five seconds.
"So," Sayn laughed, "when Reece found out that it was me who was
on his tail, he nearly had a heart-attack. And nearly killed me,"
he added as almost an afterthought, pointing at a scar on his
"I can imagine his unhappiness with the situation," Watson
responded. "Certainly no one enjoys practical jokes that can
cause harm to another."
Sayn shrugged. "It's not fun then." He leaned back in his chair
and rubbed his chin. "Hm...we should be almost there...you know,
I kinda like you. I mean, you're stiff and all that, but a good
'droid all the same. And..I kinda need a...copilot. Yeah, yeah!"
Sayn sat up abruptly, his dark green eyes sparkling. "You can
learn how to pilot this freighter can't you? Good. Me and you can
travel the length of the galaxy together. And once I've got you
programmed with the necessary languages well...there won't be all
the problems of misunderstandings that I come by in my line of
"Misunderstandings?" Watson asked, not at all sure he wanted to
"Oh you know, this is off-limits, I'm gonna kill you...those
sorts of things. I wouldn't go into those off-limits areas if I
knew I wasn't supposed to. I mean, really."
"Surely they have those things posted somewhere in common or
another tongue." Watson had gleaned a few terms from the
freighters computer. These were more...sentient seeming that the
mainframes back home.
"Uh...well, uh...hey, I gotta check the readings. You just, um, sit
back and relax here." Captain Sayn jumped up with alacrity,
leaving Watson shaking his head. Once a con, always a con, he
Turning his head so that he could see inside the cockpit and out
at the passing pinpoints of starlight, he wondered if Lestrade
was okay. He could of course simply call her on the comm...but
what if their persuers had it, and had a way of tracking the
signal? No, he would simply have to wait for her to contact him.
And hope that he survived his encounter with Captain Jack Sayn.
Lestrade continued to stand at attention as she waited for the
three Jedi to finish talking amongst themselves, and fought not
to snap at them to hurry up. It was insulting to be talked about
as though she weren't even there, and she wasn't one to take
insults lightly. However, these were extenuating circumstances.
Nobody in their right mind challenged somebody who could toss you
aside with just a thought.
Finally they finished and walked back over to her.
"Decided we have," Yoda said, his face serious, "that go with
Master Kenobi you will."
"There is something wrong in the Force...a blankness, as it were,"
Windu added, "And therefore the only thing we know about you is
that you are not with the Dark Side."
Lestrade snorted, "Yeah well, that's no big thing, I mean look at
Palpatine." She abruptly bit her lip. She hadn't been going to
say anything about that...at least not until Palpy gave her no
All three masters' eyes narrowed at this.
"What do you mean?" Windu asked.
"Yes, Chancellor Palpatine may be an politician," Kenobi agreed,
"But he's no Sith."
Yoda simply gazed at her.
She rolled her eyes. "Look, why else would the Trade Federation
have picked Naboo? It isn't even a major trade world. And, why,
directly after that, did Palpatine suddenly get 'elected' as
"The truth you speak," Yoda said quietly, "But circumstantial is
the evidence. Review all the facts you must, before coming to a
conclusion you can." The small master gave a decided nod.
Lestrade gave a small groan. "All right, it was in the movies I
was telling you about, which....anyway, it doesn't matter. You'd
really like Sherlock Holmes, you know. Now, do you still want me
to go with Master Kenobi?"
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