Chapter 2: Earth
It has been a few days since the Earthly Jedi Knights came home to Earth for good. Everyone on Earth is starting to get back to normal. They of course will never go back to the way things were before Princess Leia Organa Solo spoke to them for the first time, which seemed a life time ago.
Now with the memories of all the realities, no one on Earth would ever think of having things as it once were. Everyone would have a giant chunk of their lives taken from them if they had to live as if nothing happened with the Jedi Knights and Earth. To know that there is life all over the universe and not able to be a part of it, would be like killing a mockingbird.
Every human being on Earth has been a part of all sorts of life in their galaxy and many others. How more adventures can life be for Earth? Why would they want to give all that up to live like a hermit in the extraordinary vastness of the universe?
After getting the reports of what teams are going where, Amanda Bowers wrote it down. The day that she was given this duty, Amanda started a journal. She started it mostly due to a personal level. She realized in years to come, she can look back and see that she had a wonderful childhood and was able to hold onto it when she became an adult.
To be an adult one can never forget being a child. To be an adult takes that childhood to be creative while being mature about it. Right now Princess Amanda is a lot more mature for her age while at the same time being that wonderful child from within.
November 6, 2009
Let me start off by saying who I am. I am more than Amanda Bowers, daughter of Nomi and Brandon Bowers. I will be 7 on the same day that my daddy was born, November 22. If there is something to the spiritual bonding, then I have to admit, daddy and I have a special bond because we are born on this day.
I do not know if anything to do with being born on the same day, but we do have a special bond. I do not think it has anything to do with the Force. I have to admit, we do bond with the Force at least several times a day. Even if we are in the same room, we are always sharing our feelings through the Force. I think that has helped me be able to do the job that has been mind since the day I was born...be a Princess of the Jedi Knights.
Of course I did know I was this Princess the moment I was born, but as far as I can remember, I felt that something big will be happening to me. It was like all the time I was learning about the Force through my mommy and daddy I was being prepared for the tasked that is in front of me now. I cannot explain it, but that is how I feel right now.
A knock came to Amanda's door. Amanda saved the file of her journal, and closed it.
She quietly walked to the door and opened it. It was a person that she met at the Stargate.
Amanda smiled, "Hi Tim. What can I do for you?"
"Princess, Marion told me to escort you to the Stargate. Luke's team is about to start their journey through the Stargate."
Amanda got excited, "Thank you. Let's go!" They both took off.
When she got there, she saw Luke, Mara, Princess Leia with her children, and Han and Chewbacca.
Amanda gave them a big smile. "I see you all are together on this journey."
Princess Leia replied, "Princess Amanda, I would not have it any other way.
Amanda gave her a smile. "Good luck you all."
Just then the wormhole was established. Amanda continued, "May the Force be with you all."
Han replied with a blink of his right eye, "You too Princess." They all went through.
After the wormhole was disconnected, "Amanda asked the DHD operative, "Are they the last group?"
"That is what I have been told. Once things start to excel, I was told by Her Majesty Oriana that more groups will be going through, but for now Grand Master Luke Skywalker's Team is the last one Princess."
Princess Amanda asked, "I think five groups are plenty for now. Please let my Master or I know of the progress."
The DHD operative smiled at her for a reply. Amanda smiled back.
After walking back from where she came, she took out her Holocron communication disk out of her pouch. After making contact, an image of her Master came forth.
Amanda said, "Master, the last team is away."
Oriana smiled, "I know my Padawan. I was one that got you to be there to bid them farewell. This is your duty after all."
Amanda smiled, "Thank you, Master."
Oriana felt Amanda was hiding something. Oriana did not ask outright what she was holding in, but she did hint that she knew she was holding something in her.
Amanda got the message and said, "After being out there, it is awkward that I am not out there with them. I realize I am needed here, but it just feels very odd."
Oriana smiled, "Yes it does Amanda. In time you will get use to your new responsibilities, but please never think you are alone in them."
Amanda sighed, "I do have a lot of daddy's personality in me."
"Yes you do love. You are a very loving soul."
Amanda gave her Master a warm smile. Before breaking connection, Amanda said, "After I write a little more in my journal, I will meditate in the Force. I am sure some information will be given over what Her Majesty said about things will be waking up here on Earth."
Oriana replied, "Never know. It might not be right now. Remember to be patient, and allow things to come to you."
"Yes Master. Since no one is in any hurry, I am not in any hurry either. Just want to able to be ready for what will happen if possible."
"Always remember, 'eat to live, do not live to eat.' If you can learn anything from me, then learn that."
Amanda smiled, "Take care my Master." Before Amanda turned off her communication device, Oriana gave her a warm smile.
Amanda continued writing in her journal once she sat back down at her desk.
Just got done watching Grand Master Luke Skywalker's Team enter through the Stargate. When they went through, I felt something more profound than just not being able to go with them. I felt that they will be the first team to find something very, very important. I do not have a clue to what it could be. I guess I will have to wait and see what they do find. How exciting.
Let me think. The teams in order that went through the Stargate to bring the ancient Jedi Knight's past to the here and now were:
Master Bratac with Teal'c at his side. They have a good many Jaffa warriors with them. After hearing that the Jaffa had a big history with the ancient Jedi Knights, I had to allow them to be a part of the Jedi business today.
I know I can say 'no' to just about anyone, but after thinking over it and even using the Force to help me decide should Master Bratac go on this expedition, I was very honored that nothing went against them going.
The second team was one that Master Corran Horn was in charge of. Even though he was Sam's Master in the alternate time line, I felt that he had a very big part to play in this. He was one of the few that made it possible for Sam to be the Queen of the Jedi Knights. If he can help Sam into the light in what Palpatine put her through, then he is just as much a part of the royal Jedi Family as I am. Now that everyone knows of this alternate time line, I am sure there is a great number of historical information of Master Corran and his Padawan, Sam Carter O'Neill.
The Third and forth groups were Jedi Knights that were Earthlings that were trained on Earth. How exciting for everyone. Earth should be very much involved in this special Jedi affair. After all, the Jedi Knights came from Earth.
Amanda smiled at that last sentence. "I am very excited to be the Princess of the Jedi Knights."
Once again, Amanda saved what she wrote, and closed the file. She got out of her seat and walked to her bed to sit on it. Amanda put herself into the Force with her new responsibilities in mind.
Nomi and Brandon were eating lunch with Sam's mother.
Nomi replied, "I completely agree with you. Amanda and you should be dealing with this new business with the Jedi Knights. Unless she needs our help here on Earth, then we should stay out of it."
Brandon was quiet during the entire conversations over this subject.
Nomi felt that her husband was tense. She wanted him to share his feelings, but she realized that he will not spill it if pushed in a corner.
Nomi asked, "Not hungry dear?"
"It is not that."
Oriana asked, "What is the problem?"
Brandon came out with it, "I did not become a Jedi Knight to go back to the life I once had. Sitting around and not doing anything is just as bad."
Oriana replied, "Give it time. To be honest, Sam is more like you than Jack. I was shocked to hear from Jack himself saying he rather fish in an empty pond."
Brandon laughed. "For Jack, it is normal."
Oriana smiled, "That is what Sam said."
Nomi smiled, "My love, something will come up. Your life is far much different than before Sam and the others found you in that alternate reality."
Brandon asked Oriana, "How is Sam taking all this?"
Oriana replied straight out, "Calmer than you are right now. Brandon, we all do not want to just sit on our butts, but fidgeting is not going to help you or Amanda. She feels your feelings a lot more than you realize. If she is going to do her best, please relax more."
Brandon sighed, "I know. We constantly communicate in the Force. I apologized to her regarding that."
Oriana smiled, "She loves you very much. She has a caring heart just like you do. I would not doubt that she will be overly concerned about all that will come to Earth as you would do. How much she is dedicated to her responsibilities now is a marvel in itself. The best thing you both can do for her and these excavations is to continue to show your love towards her. Right now, being less restless will show her that love."
Oriana paused and continued, "You two know that she was monitoring you both when you were in that massage room alone the other day."
Nomi smiled, "I noticed her when before we exited the place. I was first taken back that she saw us making love, but she told me that she was over joyed for us doing that. How wonderful that blessed child has become."
"Why I even mention this is due to she wants you two to continue in that loving relationship. You do not have to find another Death Star or whatever to blow up in order to impress her. She sees that love that you two share. She told me that after she came to the reality of her new responsibilities she wanted to witness you doing what you had done."
Brandon replied, "I felt that in her in our last Force bonding. She feels that love in her own soul when Nomi and I do make love to each other in every way. That last time was even more special for her. It was not seeing us physically making love, but what we shared with each other regarding it."
"If you can focus on that more than wanting to do more for the Jedi Knights, you will be doing a lot more for them and your daughter. For all that you have done for Earth Brandon, it will take at least a life time for everyone on Earth to be satisfied in showing their gratitude.
Both Nomi and Oriana watched closely if Brandon would even flinched over having the people of Earth to show their gratitude for that long. He did not. Nomi sighed inwardly in relief.
Emily and Ben were with their mom in their home in South Carolina.
Emily said, "Mom, how are you dealing with us not going on these missions? I do feel you are tense."
Christi smiled, "It is not you two that is concerning me. It is your uncle. I feel from the Force that he has gotten better with allowing others to pamper him, but he cannot let go of wanting to do more."
Emily sighed, "I have lost count on how many had told him he has done more than anyone had for Earth. He needs to let go of those past duties and live in the here and now."
Christi smiled once again. "As we all are well aware of, he did all those things out of the love he has for every person on Earth."
"That is very true, but I am concern about him turning away from all that the Jedi Knights stand for. He should not be thinking like this."
"Daughter, you know that he will not turn to the Dark-side. All those dreams he had...I do not think he could ever go down that path." Christi paused for a moment and continued with a smile, "He loves his life far too much, and far damn too dedicated to do no less than he has already. If he could do even a small task to help others out regarding the ancient Jedi Knights, he would be half way doing it before anyone said go."
Ben walked in. "From what I have just been told, Amanda is in charge."
Christi replied with concern, "I know she is very intelligent, but she is far too young to do something like that."
Ben explained everything to them.
Christi replied, "WOW! You are right. She has done similar things like this in her life. She would be ideal to take up these responsibilities."
Ben continued, "Oriana told me it would be best for Brandon if we continued to live our lives and not get involved. Even going to Dinotopia will start to stir Brandon more. If Nomi needs us to lasso and hog tie him, then she will call us. I personally believe once Uncle Brandon can get out of the post war mentality, he will start to adjust a lot better than it looks."
Christi replied, "I have to see it to believe it."
Emily smiled, "Mom, he will be fine. I suggest that we all not have any negative emotions running in our minds over him."
Christi stated, "Good idea."
Christi looked at her watch. "I better get a move on. I will be teaching some Twi'lek children in a few hours."
Both Emily and Ben hugged and kissed their mother before she took off.
After she drove off, Emily said to Ben, "Spill it. There is more to what you have been told that you did not share."
Ben smiled, "It is nothing bad. Oriana wanted us to help set up a special Birthday for both Amanda and Brandon. Oriana believes that it will help Brandon to settle down more, and it will be a great boost for Amanda. She has not been overwhelmed with her new responsibilities as yet, but she will be seven. Oriana feels that Amanda is ignoring her feelings regarding her duties as Princess of the Jedi Knights."
"I think Oriana is being too protective. I think Amanda will do great. She is very intelligent and very caring like her father." Emily then looked at Ben for a few moments, "You dirty rat! This party is for Brandon than for Amanda."
Ben laughed. "Yes. Actually it was Amanda's idea."
Emily laughed. "I told you she was intelligent."
Ben told her sister why Amanda was so upset about that same time Oriana wanted to be her Master.
Emily smiled, "That does not surprise me one bit." Emily thought for a moment, "I would not doubt if she is doing this for her daddy just to get more to show their gratitude."
Ben's smile was all Emily needed to know.
Emily smiled, "We need to be there as well. The more love and support Brandon gets the better."
Ben replied, "That is why I did not say anything to mom about this. I felt the tension in her from the drive way before I walked in the house."
Amanda was spending time with her grandparents, Barbara and Jerry.
Barbara told her, "You have a wonderful idea for your daddy. If you mommy can keep him from noticing all that you will do for him for his Birthday, then she should get a gold crown or the like."
Amanda giggled, "That is for sure. I will help in keeping him from noticing as well. After meditating in the Force, I learn something that will help my daddy not only be able from noticing this Birthday surprise, but how to help me settle down more."
Jerry asked, "What do you mean?"
Amanda told them both that she talked with Master Jedi Ahsoka Tano in the Force."
Barbara asked, "Was she was the one that Anakin trained before he became Darth Vader?"
Amanda nodded. She told them both of her Force encounter:
After concentrating in the Force of a few moments Amanda saw a Togruta appear.
Amanda had seen many of that species in her life. Amanda did not realize at first glance that she was there for her.
The Togruta said, "Greetings Princess Amanda Bowers." After my Master Anakin Skywalker got me to watch you, I thought I should introduce myself. I am Master Jedi Ahsoka Tano."
Amanda relied, "I heard of you. Not much though. You were trained by Master Anakin and were a part of the Clone Wars."
Ahsoka sat in front of Amanda. "I am here to help you with your duties of being a Princess. I know how it is to be trained to be a Jedi at your age Your Highness. I also know how it is to be a child."
"I do love my new responsibilities. I also like to be a child myself."
Both Ahsoka and Amanda smiled at each other.
Ahsoka replied, "Her Majesty Oriana Bass Carter is the best living Jedi to be your Master. She can train you many, many things about the Force. She is right your Highness, you do not need to lose your childhood over being a Jedi Knight or a Princess."
Amanda smiled, "I am aware of that, thank you Master Jedi. I would still like you to be with me. I sense something very interesting in you. I am sure I can learn a lot from you with Master Oriana's training."
"You will Princess. I also came here to help you with something that has been concerning you for some time now."
Amanda sighed, "I know. He is everything to me. It concerns me that he is so caught up in helping others that he does not leave room for his own feelings."
"I know this may not help how you feel, but he will be alright. I think this Birthday surprise you have for him is the best thing you or anyone can do for him."
Amanda smiled, "I just hope mom and I can keep this a secret from him. He is the best observant person I have ever known."
"Yes he is." Ahsoka thought for a moment, "I have something that can help your daddy feel that he can do more for everyone on Earth by simply taking it easy and allow others to take care of him. I think it will also help keep him occupied so he will not expect a thing regarding this surprise Birthday."
"Your Highness, love is the most powerful ally. What your daddy needs to see that his love for all on Earth has been shared with all many times over. He knows how much Grand Chancellor Nomi, you, and all the rest love him. What you need to do is to get him to love himself as much as you love him."
"I have been doing that every time we bond in the Force."
"I know your Highness. All you need to do is to directly tell him that than sharing your feelings."
Amanda thought for a moment. "You have a good idea Ahsoka, thank you."
Barbara said, "That is a great idea. Brandon can be very complex. I am sure that your mother has tried this, so it might be up to you to confront your daddy with this. He does love you very dearly."
Amanda smiled, "I know. I feel that every time in him even when he does not realize I am monitoring him with the Force."
Jerry replied "Wow! That is something. If anyone that can do anything on him without him noticing it, is very powerful indeed."
Amanda replied, "I think due to he has me on his mind all the time, I am able to quietly monitor him."
Amanda grandmother smiled, "I am sure you are right."