One Day I Decided To Go To Coruscant
Chapter 1 - Very Obsessed
Cassy was gazing at her wall, as usual. There was nothing extraordinary about this wall to her, but anyone else might have thought it strange to have every inch of it covered with Star Wars pictures. She spoke to them every day - when no one was around of course. She knew it might seem as though she was crazy, although this wasn't far from the truth. It was common knowledge that she knew more about the Star Wars stuff than real life stuff. Oh well. She liked it that way.
And not many nineteen-yr-olds knew as much as her, which might have been something to be proud of. She slumped back onto her bed and murmured sleepily, "What I wouldn't give to be in that universe..."
She didn't know how she would come to dread these very words.
Cassy woke slowly, as usual. Her eyes fluttered open and she turned her head towards her favourite wall - and saw a huge window instead.
"What the!" she cried, stupefied. "Where's my wall?"
Deciding it was all a dream, Cassy wondered over to the window and looked out, immediately fighting a surge in her stomach. By the looks of it, she was in a high rised building, surrounded by familiars. But that wasn't all - she must have been of the two hundredth floor. And she knew this skyline more than the Flannelled One.
At first it didn't hit, then Cassy grinned to herself. A quick pinch told her this was real, and that she was standing in an empty corridor on a planet that, technically, didn't exist. But then she realised she had no clue where she was on her beloved planet (well, one of them anyway) even though she'd learnt many things about it. There is only so much you can learn about someone else's fantasy afterall.
"Well," Cassy said slowly, "I've gotta find out the time according to the movies. It wouldn't do not knowing which movie I'm in!"
Always the vain one, she was. Always the weird one, everyone knew. Since when had anyone heard she wanted to make a career out of "someone else's fantasy"? She squinted out the window at the skyline and sure enough, she spied a Jedi Temple. She figured this about dashed three movies. Someone bumped past her and she grabbed his arm. "Who's the Chancellor?"
"Pardon?" the guard asked, confused.
"You know, the Chancellor. Who is he?"
The guard stared at her weirdly. "Chancellor Palpatine."
"Aha!" she declared, triumphant. "Thanks a lot!"
"Glad to...be of service." The guard smiled faintly before walking off into a nearby turbolift.
Well, just her luck. Episode Two - or was it? She looked back at the turbolift, hardly believing her luck. She went over to it and pressed up. Immediately, the doors sprang open, revealing a see through one. This was the same building Senator Padme lived in! Oh wait - what IS the actual time? Cassy wondered.
She made up her mind as the turbolift rose higher and higher. She was going to spy on the senator - if she was there yet, of course. When the lift stopped, she scurried out, suddenly realising she had no clue what she had on. A quick look told her she was wearing what she'd gone to sleep in - slacks and a shirt, simply.
"Gah!" she muttered. "I am going to have trouble snooping around like this."
Her eyes fell on a vent nearby. "Who says only Jedi use the air vents!"
She chuckled before crawling in, amusing herself with certain things she remembered seeing in the movies. Cassy hoped that no one would notice her creeping around.
Standing in a nearby corridor, the guard's ears picked up everything. His eyes flicked over the ceiling and a merciless glint came into them. He wandered quickly down the hall, picking up pace with each step. He was betting this stranger was up to no good.
Cassy found that the vent led to a ledge on the outside of the building. She didn't mind heights that much. . .but if it was certain death, she'd pass it up. However, as it was Star Wars, she couldn't help but hoist herself onto the ledge, grinning like a maniac whilst fighting a desire to send her lunch all over the passing transports below.
Quite soon she began to wonder what on Coruscant had possessed her to do it. When she was about to give up, a sliding blast window opened and firm arms came out and grabbed her, pulling her roughly inside.
"What do you think you're doing?" demanded the guard who'd she asked about the Chancellor. "You obviously intended to spy on the Senator. Your source was wrong, spy, she's on Naboo at the moment."
Cassy wriggled free of his grip. "Take it easy, pal. I'm not a spy - I'm lost, that's all."
"Lost enough to go creeping about air vents and ledges?"
Cassy grinned sheepishly, trying to avoid his keen gaze and suddenly noticing her shoes were undone. "I dunno what made me do that."
In spite of himself, the guard laughed. He took her hand in his, giving it a firm shake.
"The name's Hournja Medigan," the young guard introduced himself. "And you might be. . .?"
The Star Wars fan had to admit she was charmed. She smiled lightly, coming up with a mix of two Star Wars female names. "Leia Jade."