Well, it looks like if I survive the next few days, I may very well be heading back to Alderaan after being gone for eight months. It feels like another lifetime ago. Thinking about the others back home does make me homesick. Biggest fear I have is although I may return to Alderaan, I might never be able to return home again.
I’ve changed, there is no doubt about that. I have also been aware that my friends have been changing too. We were all growing up, becoming respectable adults (well most of us). We weren’t drifting about, far from it. We still met on a regular basis and preferentially spent time with each other than with anyone we had met in our higher schooling. We were just no longer the band of kids continually getting into mischief around town.
They were all well on their way towards new careers of their own. I struggled to find something to do with my life. With some encouragement and support from them and others, I was probably heading in the direction of joining the Security Forces. It wasn’t ideal, but life rarely is. Especially when you are as uncooperative as I usually am. I suspect we each would have married in turn, bringing spouses and children into our group. Bringing up the next generation of barely tolerated deviants as time went on.
Then I proceeded to get captured by the Sith and develop Force powers. How do I go back after this change? I really don’t want to become like the Jedi, always reclusive, showing no emotion whether good or bad. Never mind the fact that I am now wanted by a lot of the major powers in the galaxy.
Do they want me to return, or would they rather I simply stayed away now? Would their lives be simpler and happier if I never came back? These questions I have been trying hard not to face, and yet I am now forced to confront head on.
I do not think things will go well. Mother and Father have likely assumed the worst about the rumors swirling around me. Sabrina will undoubtedly want to kill me, and Nichel will probably pull some crap about defending the family honor from me. Nathan is going to be intimidated and fearful. Barcos would probably side with the authorities and Dorothy will find somewhere safe to hide.
Odds are good that any attempt to land on the planet openly is going to result in my arrest or detention. Landing covertly is only going to make matters worse when they inevitably catch me or find out I am on the planet. Not like I could go into hiding in Crevasse City for that matter either, I am way too distinguishable and too well known around town for that to work.
Nonetheless, I have to get home, see that they are all safe and warn them. I am having enough trouble resisting the Dark Side as it is without having something happen to one of them.
Reactions to the Letter Home from Friends and Family
Marcus and Seren Keldav
So he is alive! I’ll kill him! How dare he make us worry this whole time. At least he had enough sense to run away from the Sith. But the rest of this nonsense I am hearing? Assaults on bounty hunter guilds, major estates, Jedi Temples, and rumors that he was part of the resistance on Telos, is he trying to piss off the galaxy?
I swear, when I get my hands on him, I will bandage him up to the best of my ability and then kill him.
Alright, I am impressed. Escaping from the Sith after being trained by them no less. Seems even they had difficulty controlling my brother. Now the fool should have run straight to the Republic the moment he escaped instead of this running around nonsense.
Heh, to think that Kira of all people may end up becoming a Jedi. Not that I expect the Jedi to have any more luck keeping him in line than anyone else has. I am sure this misunderstanding will get cleared up in the end. He did reject the Sith afterall.
Can’t keep Kira down. I swear, I don’t know if he is lucky to be continually surviving these situations or if he is unlucky that he keeps getting into them repeatedly.
Now if he is on the run, it is quite conceivable that whoever is following him is leaving a trail somewhere. If he can learn how they are tracking him and who is doing it, he might be better off. It is worth looking into, and it can’t hurt him.
I knew it! I don’t know how, or why, but I knew he was alive out there somewhere. And he has become a Force User no less! I always thought there was some part of him missing, maybe this is it? Someone has to inform the Alderaan government, try to get them to intervene, maybe even appeal to the Senator. Blast, I am just an intern at the moment, will anyone higher up listen to me? Gotta try.
Good show. Breaking free of the Sith is no mean feat. Now his follow up from there appears to be severely lacking, but I am sure an understanding could be reached with the Republic given an opportunity to open dialogue. Of course, Kira is probably going to have a hard time trusting most anyone in the Republic right now. Perhaps it is time a friend try and step in, someone he can trust.