The Alpha (Contest entry)
Cut stood in front of Suka. "Are you ready to get revenge?"
Suka bowed her head. "Yes. I deserve to be alpha." She glanced at Marsa, who stood to Cut's left. Maul stood to his right and the rest of the pack watched, hanging farther back. They knew better than to get in Cut's way.
"Your father chose you brother as alpha instead." Cut took a few steps closer, until his nose almost touched the top of her head. "What will you do about it?"
Just a little closer. "I'll kill all those who stand in my way. I will become alpha. I deserve to be alpha." Her hard muscles coiled under her fur, now matted and dirty from the brutal training she'd gone through.
Cut smiled, then threw his head back and howled.
Without any warning, Suka leaped, her jaws closing on Cut's throat. Suka bit down on his skinny neck and shook him. Bones crunched under her jaws and Cut went still. Suka spat him out and lea
TCW: To the FallenOnderon: Shortly after the Battle of Yavin
The Rebels raised their hands in another toast. “To Luke Skywalker!” one shouted.
The rest echoed his shout. “To Luke Skywalker!”
Saw smiled at one of the children who ran past. With the Empire still reeling from the loss of the Death Star, he figured the Rebels were safe to gather together for a party with their families.
Where had Lux gone? Someone needed to give a speech and Lux knew how to do that. Better find him or I’ll have to stand up and say something. Leading a battle was one thing. A rousing speech? That was out of Saw’s league.
Nearby Mav, the clone Rebel, tipped his head back and emptied his glass. Saw tapped him on the shoulder. The clone glared at him. “What do you want?”
I want you to be in a good m
TCW: Death of a Jedi: Part 2Rex holstered his pistol and pulled his helmet off. "Ahsoka, it's me, Rex."
"Rex?" Ahsoka's voice was nothing more than a whisper.
Rex hurried to her side and knelt by her. He grabbed her free hand in his and held it. She squeezed his hand. Her grip was already weak. Rex glanced at her wounds and winced. They were far beyond his skill, or even Kix's, if the medic hadn't deserted years ago. Besides, what good would trying to save her life do when it would lead to her capture and torture? "I'm here." It was all Rex could say.
Ahsoka coughed. "You shouldn't be here, with them." Her gaze landed on Vishi, who crept closer, probably curious about why Rex was holding a rebel's hand instead of finishing her off.
"They're just kids. They need someone to keep them safe," Rex told her, guilt pulsing through him. All his true brothers, Jesse, Kix, and a few others, had deserted years ago while he'd stayed in the Empire, like the terrified boys he'd charged himself with protecting.
Ahsoka held out
TCW: Death of a Jedi: Part 1Onderon: Five years after Order 66
Under his white stormtrooper helmet, Rex's gaze darted from one soldier to another. They ran down the canyon path. Only a few attempted to use the canyon wall for cover. Most ran along the trail, some so close to the edge they sent pebbles plunging into the canyon depths. Just because the rebel base was supposed to be five klicks ahead didn't mean there wouldn't be some sort of ambush
These drafted men made the most inexperienced shiny look like a seasoned veteran. Ever since they'd been forced into the war, Rex had made it his full-time duty to keep the boys safe.
Rex paced himself, running more toward the back of the row. Even with the twisting canyon, they were badly exposed on the trail. It was only wide enough for two men to run side by side and the lack of cover worried Rex. The rebels wouldn't miss an opportunity like this.
One of the higher ranking stormtrooper waved to Rex and the other stragglers. "Get a move on. The captain says those rebel
The Clone Wars: GoodbyeOnderon: Five years after Order 66
Saw's Ruping came in for a fast landing on the cliff ledge. "We've got plastic boys coming!" Saw slid off his mount. "We need to evacuate, now. They're coming down the west canyon."
Lux grabbed a rifle. "We'll never get all the supplies out of here before they get here."
"Get the animals loaded." Saw ordered. The rebels scrambled in every direction, throwing random supplies on their mounts. Unlike General Tandin, Saw did not have the personality to keep his followers calm and orderly. Keeping order was about all Tandin was good at. When he'd been leading the rebels, his straightforward tactics almost got them wiped out.
Ahsoka ran to Saw. "Give me a rocket launcher and some explosives. I'll hold them off." If the rebels lost their supplies, it would be the end of them. Their food, Bacta, and weapon supplies were already in bad shape.
"You can't." Lux stopped loading his Ruping and scrambled to Ahsoka. "You're too valuable to do it. We need you. I need