AN: I do not own Star Wars or HOTD. The only original content here is the words that I've typed and the names of certain characters. I've decided to keep the switched perspective, although I'm still trying to make it smoother. Also, Whenever i upload a chapter, it's almost never the final draft. I normally go back and change things a few times before I'm satisfied enough to move on.
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Chapter Two: The Plague
Takashi stared out the window of the bus as it drove through the streets, avoiding as many of the creatures as it could. Behind him, some of the other students began arguing over what they should do, but Takashi tried his best to ignore it. Eventually, one of the students began to point at him, saying he couldn't stand him. This confused Takashi, as he had never seen the student before. This angered the student even more, but before he could charge Takashi; Rei stepped between them as she swung her pole into his stomach. The boy fell to the floor, coughing up a lung as he grabbed his midsection. Shizuka turned around, about to scold them when a man stepped in front of the bus. Before Shizuka could react, the man looked at the bus, and it suddenly floated off the ground as it stopped in its tracks.
As Kade held the vehicle off the ground, He took a moment to examine the shocked faces staring back at him. Kade turned the engine of the 'transport' off, before setting it down. He walked towards the door as it opened, a chubby boy with a rudimentary projectile weapon stepped out, aiming it at Kade's face. A single shot fired, and Kade caught it a foot away from his face, holding it in the air with the Force. This shocked the strangers; who Kade could now see were made up of mostly younglings; even more, as if they had never seen someone use the Force before. A quick sweep of the bus using the force revealed that one of the dozen or so terrified people was filled with the Dark Side. This angered Kade, but he calmed himself down as he bode his time and walked onto the transport.
Everyone was in shock at what just happened. At first, everyone was beginning to argue, with Takashi and his friends wanting to depart the bus with Ms. Shizuka, while Mr. Shido and his followers wanted her to stay. Then all of a sudden, the bus was FLOATING. and in front of the bus was a strangely dressed man, with a few strange cylinders on his hips. When the bus finally made contact with the ground again, Hirano made a rash decision and opened the door, ready to defend his friends. Hirano fired a single shot before anyone could protest, but the man shocked everyone again when the nail stopped a foot in front of his face. The nail was just floating there, just like the bus had been. Hirano's jaw almost hit the floor as the man walked towards the bus, before they both stepped on board. All the man said to Ms. Shizuka was "Drive." he began to eye the students. He eventually zeroed in on Mr. Shido as his face turned into a terrifying display of anger, and he reached for one of the cylinders on his hip.
Kade activated his lightsaber, pushing past the terrified younglings until his yellow saber was directly upon his target's chin. A few of them screamed, and Kade shot them a look telling them to silence. They immediately obliged, and soon the only sound was the light hum of his saber's blade. "You, who are you?" Kade said to the adult, who identified himself as a "Mr. Shido". "Well, then, 'Mr. Shido', your reign of darkness ends today." Kade was just about to slice the man's head off when one of the male younglings behind him shouted for him to wait. Kade looked over his shoulder, and a male youngling with jagged brown hair stood up, his hand planted firmly on the seat. "What, the HELL are you talking about? Who the fuck are you?" Kade responded by flicking his wrist, and Mr. Shido's headless body toppled to the floor. Several females screamed in terror, as Kade deactivated his Lightsaber and turned towards the youngling. "What I am, Youngling, is one of the ONLY surviving Jedi Knights in the galaxy, thanks to HIM." He said, motioning towards the headless corpse on the floor. "And trust me, I did you a favor. he only would've been more trouble later on."
Takashi couldn't believe what he'd heard. "I did you a favor." Who the hell did this guy think he was? And what the hell was a Jedi? Before Takashi could speak, the man spoke again. "My name is Kade Wilson, and right now the only thing I want you to tell me is where the crink I am." Feeling the intensity of the stranger's words, Takashi gave him the simplest answer he could. "Tokonosu City." He said, hoping that would satisfy the man. "No, no no. What SYSTEM?" Kade replied, sounding more than a little irritated. "I have no idea what you're talking about." said Takashi, fearing that Kade was a little mentally unhinged. Kade, however; began to calm down, and sensed that Takashi was telling the truth. After taking a deep breathe, Kade sat down next to a youngling with long purple hair. "So I guess my fears are true. I really am in uncharted space." Kade put his head in his hands for a few moments before he stood up. "Okay, how much do you guys know about space travel?" He said, looking over the small group of humans.
After Kade finished explaining where he came from as simply as possible, he sensed that the younglings were still very confused. "Whatever, there'll be plenty more time to explain, right now, we've got company." he said, pointing out the back window at the small group of creatures. The younglings started to panic as Ms. Shizuka started up the transport and drove off. "So this is why they've been devastated by this disease. all they seem to do is panic." Kade thought to himself, while noticing that a few weren't panicking like the rest. Intrigued, he walked over and sat down with them. "I can sense that you're not afraid." He said to the girl with the purple hair. "Do not forget that fear can be a valuable tool for one's survival." The girl looked at him, before she bowed her head slightly. "Thank you for your concern, but I do not need it." Kade smiled slightly, before he leaned back in the chair. "Of course you don't... Saeko."