One Day I Decided To Go To Coruscant
Chaper 2 - Testing the Surroundings
Huornja and 'Leia' were strolling through the very large apartments of Senator Amidala. Cassy amused Huronja with false stories about her life on Tattoine. She really didn't have any imagination when it came to choosing a 'home' planet. Most of her stories came from Anakin's life and she soon regretted telling him this. Soon enough the very man himself would stroll in with Obi-Wan Kenobi.
But, according to Huornja Medigan, Senator Amidala wasn't due back for a while.
"You know the vote thing?" Cassy was saying. "I was wondering - why do people want an army? Not that I'm against it...but peoples' minds work very strangely."
Huornja grinned. "A mind for politics, eh? I wonder if you watch the Senate sessions on holovid, Leia."
"Of course I do!" Leia proclaimed keenly. "I just don't like the Chancellor - there's something fishy about him."
She longed to tell him what Palpatine would do in the future, longed to tell him that they had made a huge mistake. Suddenly, Huornja looked very serious. "There is, isn't there? But we guards do not speak of it around the Senator. She adores Chancellor Palpatine."
Cassy frowned to herself. She knew everything about Star Wars that was published in some form or another but she had never heard about Huornja Medigan or the guards' disloyalties. Was this some new part of the fantasy? She wondered, Has George Lucas delved deeper than he should have?
"He's fishy!" declared Cassy, then changed the subject. "Do you know anyone called George Lucas?"
At these words, Huornja got up quickly and scanned the room nervously, before hissing, "Do not speak that name so openly, Leia Jade! I haven't been so loyal to Senator Amidala. I'm in a rebellion against the Senate and the name you chose to speak belongs to our leader."
"Cool!" cried Cassy. "Can you take me to him?"
Huornja looked at her curiously. He settled himself neatly on a luxury couch he wasn't meant to be sitting on. By the looks of it, he was going nowhere fast.
"I wish I could," the guard drawled lazily, "but he's not on Coruscant at the moment."
Cassy sighed and sat opposite him, only then realising she was sitting where Anakin and Obi-Wan would sit much later. A flash of insight came over her. She turned to her new friend, "Does Lucas write anything? As in, stories."
"Why should he?" asked Huornja, puzzled.
Still looking at her suspiciously, Huornja offered to take her down to one of the tabcafs. Jumping at the chance to see Coruscant, Cassy imediately gave an affirmative. She bounded over to the doors, tryinng to conceal the look of glee on her face.
"I swear," Medigan muttered, "I have never seen someone so eager to check out such a dirty world."
"What did you say?"
It was Huornja's turn to reply, "Nothing...nothing..."
Huornja asked for her opinion on a tabcaf, and she chose Dexter Jettster, just to see for herself. At this guard wrinkled his nose. "I don't particularly like it in there. Too many subspecies."