Star Wars: Divided Loyalties 5Ahsoka followed Rex out of the ship and onto Saleucami. A few Eopies stood watched them from where they stood on a patch of lush grass. Nearby, Ahsoka saw a farmhouse and a barn. Out of the house came a Twi'lek female and a human male. Three children stayed in the house and watched them from the doorway.
Ahsoka squinted but her eyes weren't lying to her. He's a clone.
"Rex?" the clone asked.
Rex nodded. "Ahsoka, this is Cut Lawquane, Cut, this is Ahsoka."
"Pleased to meet you," Ahsoka said. She noticed Cut's face was more haggard than most of the clones she met and his hair was longer. Out of the corner of her eye, she glanced at Rex. He knew this guy was here and didn't report it?
"So, what brings you here?" Cut asked. "In a pirate ship, I might add."
Rex glanced at the three children, who had come out of the house. The two oldest were watching Ahsoka with interest while the youngest hid behind his mother.
"I'll explain everything later but we're in some trouble," Rex s
Star Wars: Divided Loyalties 4Ahsoka groaned before she was fully awake. She opened her eyes. Where am I? She examined her surroundings and realized she was imprisoned in a small room. By the vibrations she felt, she guessed she was on a ship. Ahsoka had been in situations like this before. She sat up and the blanket someone had placed over her slid off her back and onto the mattress she was on. That's different. No one who captured her ever worried about her comfort. Who captured her anyway? She remembered Rex aiming the blaster at her. Rex wouldn't do that. She tried to clear her head but the memory stayed the same. He did shoot me. Why?
She wracked her brain in a desperate attempt to figure out what happened. Maybe Rex was forced to do it. The pirates might have forced him to do it. Rex wouldn't stun me just because he was in danger. Ahsoka's eyes widened. Maybe the pirates caught the rookies and were going to kill them if he didn't capture me. That was the best
Star Wars: Divided Loyalties 3Rex looked at Ahsoka's limp body, guilt pulsing through his body. There was no other way. He picked Ahsoka up and shoved her under one of the huge fungi, then drew his blasters. Rex stalked toward the front of the barn where the two pirate guards were stationed. He shot both of them before scanning his surroundings for more. So easy a pair of rookies could do it. Ahsoka had been right. He holstered the blasters and hurried back to where he left Ahsoka. He picked her up and opened the barn doors. The ship, though small, had a streamlined triangular look to it, giving Rex the impression that it was fast.
He carried Ahsoka into the ship and deposited her on the floor in a small room. Rex turned to leave her but couldn't leave her unconscious on the cold floor. He looked through the other rooms until he found one with beds. Rex grabbed a blanket and mattress and dragged them back to where he left Ahsoka. He put her on the mattress then covered her with the blanket. At least s
Star Wars: Divided Loyalties 2"It's me," Fives said as he stepped into sight with his hands up.
"What happened?" Ahsoka asked.
"They panicked and scattered," Fives said. "I can't blame them. Scattering was probably a smart thing to do. There wasn't any way they could be prepared for that."
"Did many of the others survive?" Rex asked.
"I think about half of them did. I'll try to get in contact with them through their comlinks."
"You round them up. Rex and I will be going after the pirates," Ahsoka said.
Even with his helmet on, Ahsoka sensed Fives's surprise. "You're going after them?"
"Just scouting. After I find out what we're up against, I'll contact Aayla Secura and see if we can get reinforcements from the other side of the planet," Ahsoka reassured Fives.
Rex and Ahsoka took off at a jog.
Even in the darkness, the Rancors' trail was easy to follow but Ahsoka was careful not to follow without looking for traps.
She held up her hand, halting Rex. Ahead of them, she saw the light of a fire. "You circle around to
Star Wars: Divided Loyalties 1"So, do you have any idea where these pirates are?" Rex asked.
"Somewhere up ahead," Ahsoka replied. "If I knew it was going to be this far, I would have tried to get a transport instead of tramping all over Felicia with a bunch of rookies." She glanced back at the clones. All of them were inexperienced rookies, sent on the mission since their leaders seemed to think they would gain experience chasing off a group of pirates who were terrorizing the local spice farmers.
"Getting kind of dark," Fives complained. Not counting Rex, he was the only non-rookie.
Ahsoka sensed a disturbance in the Force. There was something big ahead of them but the thick foliage and the darkness hid it from view. She held up her hand, halting the clones. "Rex and I will go forward, the rest of you stay back here with Fives."
Ahsoka and Rex moved forward into the thick vegetation. They had not gone far when something huge charged through the foliage. Ahsoka ignited her lightsabers and swiped at