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A/N: I decided to scrap the RWBY poll due to getting unanimous reviews to add both. To be fair I only started thinking about the poll due to not getting anything when bringing up having one or both be in.

So the next story poll is now up, there are 57 choices of ones I and my betas want to do plus some in that I wouldn't mind doing. You can choose 15 of the TV/Games/Movies that also had TV shows plus a couple of extras.

ALSO, I have an AO3 account now. LoneWolf01 with the same picture as on here. I actually got it almost a year ago because we were thinking of putting lemons in my Star Wars story and I decided to start putting my stories on there for a backup/the uncensored versions I.E lemons… Plus any extra/deleted scenes. And I mean that as a more describing scene I did on the stories like topless/nude scenes with Naruto and his girls fully rather than "She flashed him/looked down and blushed before turning around."

I've put up both this story and Hero Rising on there. Because this story was the reason for creating it and Hero Rising as it's my oldest story where I've cleaned up most of the Ch.'s (Only like 20 Ch.'s or slightly over left to do)

Nothing will be only on that site and will go up here first starting with the new story that'll win, I'll update it here first, wait a couple of minutes if I can and then update it on AO3.

So feel free to check them out if you want to see the uncensored versions of the stories when getting to those parts.

Beta: Chaos-PSD. Contributor: Kuronodono12.


Chapter XXX: The Mandalore Plot.

If You Ignore The Past, You Jeopardize Your Future.

Diplomacy or deception? The Council of Neutral Systems speaks for over 1,500 worlds that want to stay out of the war. But rumors have reached the Republic Senate suggesting that the Council's new leader, Duchess Satine of Mandalore is secretly building her own army to fight for the Separatist cause! Now, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Jedi Knight Naruto Uzumaki have been sent to Mandalore to discover the truth behind these claims.…

Outer Rim, Mandalore.

Naruto and Obi-Wan in their Delta 7's landed on a landing pad on a building. Naruto opened his hatch and stood as BD jumped off his bar and onto Naruto's back. "You ready?" Naruto asked looking at RC who spun his head.

"(Whistle!)" RC came out of the ship then rolled up to Naruto who was walking behind Obi-Wan.

"Now, we're guests here guys. Be on your best behavior." Naruto said to the two before BD looked over his shoulder.

"(Trills)"

"I will too!" Naruto yelled before coming up to a Mandalorian in purple royal armor.

"The Duchess awaits you, General Kenobi, General Uzumaki."

"Far be it for me to keep the Duchess waiting," Obi-Wan said as they all got on a hovercraft and went to a large building.

Inside, Naruto saw the long room that was mostly windows on the walls and a tilted ceiling, and a throne on the other side.

"General Kenobi, General Uzumaki."

Naruto turned to see a man with fair skin and grey hair and a goatee in white robes. "Thank you for meeting with us, Prime Minister Almec," Obi-Wan said to the man who walked to them and shook their hands.

"I welcome you as a servant of the people. But I am troubled by the false rumors that brought you here. Mandalore would never turn against the Republic. The Duchess Satine values peace more than her own life."

"Oh, I'm aware of the Duchess's views," Obi-Wan said as Naruto continued looking around.

"Master Kenobi, Mandalore's violent past is behind us. All of our warriors were exiled to our moon, Concordia. They died out years ago."

"Hmm. Are you certain?" Naruto asked, looking at the man. "Obi-Wan encountered a man who wore Mandalorian armor. Jango Fett."

"Jango Fett was a common bounty hunter. How he acquired that armor is beyond me."

"Well, Master Kenobi."

They stopped and looked to see a woman with Fair skin in purple robes and a light purple headdress walk in.

"My shining Jedi Knight to the rescue once again."

"After all these years, you're even more beautiful than ever."

Naruto raised an eyebrow at the flirtatious tone the two had. 'Guess I wasn't the only one who didn't like the code.'

"Kind words from a man who accuses me of treachery and brings another to do so." She said to the Jedi before Obi-Wan bowed slightly.

"I would never accuse you of personal wrongdoing, Duchess. And Naruto is only here due to helping out a Mandalorian group several times in his career."

"Oh?"

"Yes, the Wrens," Naruto said before Obi-Wan continued.

"A Separatist saboteur attacked one of our Republic cruisers. A Mandalorian saboteur." Obi-Wan then brought a holo disk up and showed a man in Mandalorian armor attacking.

"You must be mistaken," Almec said as the hologram turned off. "No Mandalorian would engage in such violence, not anymore. Where is this prisoner now?"

"He took his own life," Naruto replied, crossing his arms over his armored chest. "Rather than submit to questioning."

"I know these commandos fought in many wars, often against the Jedi," Obi-Wan said looking at the Duchess.

"Every one of my people is as trustworthy as I am," Satine said as she sat on her throne before the man that followed her then spoke.

"I know we sound defensive, but-"

"Clearly, your investigation was ordered because the Senate is eager to intervene in our affairs." Satine interrupted before Obi-Wan turned to her.

"Our investigation was ordered by the Jedi Council."

"I stand corrected. General Kenobi, perhaps you'd like to join me on a walk through the city." Satine said, holding her hand out.

Obi-Wan looked at her for a moment before walking up and took her outside. Naruto followed a moment later to trail behind them and to look at the city. Missing a shadow looking at him from a hallway. Putting his hands behind his head, Naruto looked at the two who were walking on a platform by several buildings.

"It's so good to see you again, Obi-Wan, despite the circumstances," Satine said to the Jedi who gave a small smile.

"Your peaceful ways have paid off. Mandalore has prospered since the last time I was here."

"Not everyone in Mandalore believes that our commitment to peace is a sign of progress. There is a group that calls itself Death Watch. I imagine these are the renegades you're looking for. They idolize violence and the warrior ways of the past. There are those among us, certain officials, who are working to root out these criminals. It has been an ongoing investigation." Satine said having Obi-Wan put a hand to his chin.

"How widespread is this Death Watch movement?"

"It's hardly a movement. It's a small group of hooligans who choose to vandalize public places, nothing more. We shall soon have them in custody. We have tracked them down to our moon, Concordia."

"I hope you're right, Duchess."

Concordia.

In a base, a group of Mandalorians in armor with an insignia of two red octagonal shapes, one inside of the other, on their shoulders.

"I do not understand why the arrival of these Jedi doesn't upset you." One man said to a hologram of Dooku from his holodisk. He also had a white three-pronged logo on his helmet. "You promised to support the Death Watch forces so we could overthrow the Duchess Satine and her weak, peace-loving government."

"And I intend to keep my promise."

"But how? If the Republic interferes now, Death Watch will not be able to take over the planet."

"Consider, once the Senate orders peacekeeping troops to Mandalore, the people will be surrounded by a military presence. Most distasteful. They will rebel." Dooku said to the man who looked down for a moment.

"And rally to Death Watch. Our insurgency will grow stronger.

"Yes. And Duchess Satine shall fall."

"And then Death Watch will join the Separatists."

Mandalore, Satine, Obi-Wan, And Naruto.

"A peacekeeper belongs on the front lines of conflict. Otherwise, he wouldn't be able to do his job." Obi-Wan told Satine as they came to a lounging area with people around them.

"The work of a peacekeeper is to make sure that conflict does not arise," Satine explained to the Jedi.

"Yes, a noble description, but not a realistic one."

"Is reality what makes a Jedi abandon his ideals? Or is it simply a response to political convenience?" She asked, looking at Obi-Wan.

BOOM!

And had an explosion go off in front of them. "Are you all right?" Obi-Wan asked as Naruto ran up and saw a hologram of the Death Watch logo in red spinning at the explosion area.

"I'm fine," Satin said as they ran over.

"Hooligans couldn't have arranged an attack of this scale," Naruto said looking at the radius of the blast.

"Then this must be the work of an off-worlder," Satine said as Obi-Wan looked at the logo.

"Are you sure of that?" He asked having Satine look as well.

"The sign of the Death Watch."

"This goes far beyond vandalism," Obi-Wan said, walking over to her. "This is a political statement against your government. And against you. You're not safe here. I'm taking you back to the palace."

"Go on, Obi-Wan, I'll look at things here," Naruto said before looking at a guard. "I want to interview everyone here. Nobody leaves this scene." He said before one man started running. "You there! I only want to talk." Naruto said as the three ran after the man who ran up a flight of stairs then to a balcony. "I don't want to hurt you," Naruto said before dodging a blast as the man pulled a pistol from his back.

He then pulled his saber up and turned it one before blocking several more than it one at the pistol before using the Force to knock him down. "Stay back!" Naruto said, looking to his right as Oi-Wan and Satine ran up.

The man then got up and ran to the balcony to stand on the railing, spoke in another language then fell off. Naruto ran to the railing, and jumped over it before catching the doorway and then dropped down as the man spoke weakly while the others ran down the stairs and up to them.

"What is he saying?" Obi-Wan asked Satine who looked down.

"He was speaking in the dialect they use on Concordia, our moon."

"I would like to visit this moon of yours. Perhaps I could accompany the body." Obi-Wan said, crossing his arms.

"The Concordian moon is a province with its own governor. You'll need me to escort you." Satine said looking back to Obi-Wan

"That won't be necessary."

"Actually, it will. You won't make much progress without me there, especially since you've just been involved with the death of a Concordian."

"I didn't kill him," Obi-Wan stated having her nod.

"I know. That's why I'm still talking to you."

"I'll go back to the scene and look for any clues," Naruto said, turning to walk back. As he got back, he saw RC rolling up to the area. "Missed all the fun RC."

"(Trills-Beep!)"

"Yeah, yeah." Naruto then looked around the area before being hit with a pebble.

Turning, he saw a shadow run in an alley before dashing over with RC rolling after. As he got in the alley, he was suddenly shocked by a taser before falling over as a bag went over BD and RC.

Obi-Wan And Satine.

Obi-Wan looked out from the ship as they came up to the moon. "I thought Concordia was an agricultural settlement." He said looking back to see Satine was now wearing red and purple cloves over a yellow shirt and had short blonde hair.

"Before the end of our wars, they turned it into a mining base. The sheer number of mining facilities here nearly destroyed our forests. They're finally growing back." She replied before they made it to a city on the surface.

They landed in a hanger and walked up to a man with fair skin and blonde hair in purple clothes and two men in armor holding shields.

"Duchess Satine. You are most welcome."

"Thank you, Governor Vizsla," Satine said to the man as they walked up with a hover casket going by them. "May I present Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, representing the Jedi Council." She gestured to Obi-Wan before turning to the Jedi. "Governor Vizsla is one of the officials I spoke of. He has been working to find the members of the Death Watch."

Vizsla looked at Obi-Wan before speaking. "I take it you've heard the rumors about Satine. About how she's supposedly leading Mandalore into an alliance with the Separatists."

"My only instructions are to seek the truth," Obi-Wan said before Vizsla looked at the casket.

"This was the man who bombed the Memorial Shrine?"

"Yes. He was apparently part of Death Watch."

"A worrisome prospect," Vizsla said under his breath before looking at the others. "If you'll pardon me, General, we must attend to the body and see if we can identify this murderer."

As everyone started to leave, Obi-Wan stopped Satine before speaking. "I need a favor from you. Please keep Governor Vizsla occupied at dinner." He then started to walk to a large speeder bike.

"Where are you going?"

"Just for a look around. I'd like to see one of these mining facilities for myself." Obi-Wan said before Satine crossed her arms.

"You mean you want to determine if they're still operational."

Obi-Wan turned to her at that. "I hope to determine they're not." He then gave her an earpiece before continuing. "I want you to wear this earpiece so that we can stay in contact, in case you run into trouble while I'm gone."

She took it with a sigh before speaking. "Remember that you are here under my protection. Please try not to cause problems where none yet exist."

"Think of me as searching for solutions."

"I have to tell you, I'm opposed to all of this." She said as he left.

"I'd be disappointed if you weren't."

Satine then walked to a room where Vizsla was looking at a device before turning to her. "Forgive me, Duchess. I'm writing a condolence letter to the dead man's family and making arrangements for them to retrieve his body."

"Of course, Governor. Very proper. General Kenobi will join us shortly. He said he needed to meditate."

Naruto.

Naruto groaned as he woke to see Sabine without her helmet staring at him as they both sat at a table. "What the hell?"

"Sorry, Naruto. But I needed to talk and keep this place a secret."

"You stun all the guys you want to talk to?"

"Just the important ones," Sabine said as BD jumped on the table as RC rolled in. "Look. I could use your help. Things aren't what they seem on Mandalore."

"Death Watch?"

"Yes, they're waging a war on Satine's peaceful rule. There's a person undercover in Death Watch and their latest intel says they have a base on our moon."

Naruto rubbed his neck before looking at her. "That's where Satine just went!"

Obi-Wan.

Obi-Wan went into a mine that was still in use with the lights on in a room. "It doesn't look abandoned to me." He said before looking to the wall and saw jet packs and helmets.

"RAH!"

Obi-Wan turned and dodged a blast from a male Death Watch member before being tackled. Getting up, Obi-Wan turned to the man and turned his lightsaber on as he ran into the shadows. "I am here on a diplomatic mission under the protection of Duchess Satine."

"We do not recognize her rule."

Obi-Wan's lightsaber was shot out of his hands before another male member started to fight him before both attacked and knocked him out.

Later, Obi-Wan woke up to see he was in an orange force field upside down on a conveyor belt with rocks in front of him also suspended in the force field.

"The commander wants us to sweep the area and check for any other Jedi until he arrives."

Obi-Wan turned to see the two Death Watch members talking to him. "This one's harmless enough without his lightsaber. The boss will love this.

Satine And Vizsla.

"Someone is feeding misinformation directly to the Republic Senate, saying that the Death Watch is taking over Mandalore. Who stands to gain from these lies?" Satine asked, sitting at a table with Vizsla pouring her a drink.

"Death Watch, of course."

"They could not engineer all this. The problem has clearly grown much larger than we thought, and I suspect some external force helped it along." Satine said, bringing her hand to her forehead.

"Hard to believe. It would have to be someone at the highest level of influence among the Separatists." Vizsla said before putting the glass bottle away.

"But why target me?"

"You lead the Council of Neutral Systems. Thus you threaten the Separatists' goals." He said taking a seat and picked up his glass. "Take it as a compliment. Someone very powerful is working towards your downfall. General Kenobi's meditation is taking a rather long time." He finished taking a drink from his glass.

Satine jumped as her earpiece beeped. "You know the Jedi, they never do anything by halves." She said resting her head against her hand and hid the earpiece before hearing Obi-Wan.

"Duchess, please acknowledge."

"May I offer you another drink?"

Satine looked to Vizsla before answering. "Yes. Certainly."

"I'm in a bit of an awkward spot. I'm being held by the Death Watch." Obi-Wan said before Vizsla looked at her.

"Sorry, Duchess. We're out of ice."

"Sorry to hear that." She said as he walked over and set the glass down in front of her.

"Perhaps we should begin dinner without General Kenobi."

"There's a tracking function on your comlink. Follow it due east to my location." Obi-Wan said as she smiled.

"I don't know if I can do that at the moment."

"It's extremely urgent!"

"Are you not feeling well, Duchess?" Vizsla asked Satine who nodded.

"Perhaps some fresh air would do me good."

"Shall I escort you outside?"

"Take a speeder, It's rough terrain."

"Oh, I'll find my way, never fear," Satine said before walking out of the room and ran to a speeder.

Obi-Wan.

"Yes, sir. Start the machine. Time for the Jedi to meet with his fatal accident." One man said as the other nodded and started the rock crusher.

"With pleasure."

"This is not good," Obi-Wan said before hearing Satine.

"Where exactly are you?"

"Listen for the loud, metallic, clanging sound. That would be the machine about to smash me into bits."

An alarm started going off before one man looked to the other. "There's some kind of disturbance at the entrance. Let's check it out." They both ran out just before Satine ran in and up to the controls.

"Well, it certainly took you long enough."

"You know, I haven't saved you yet!" She yelled to the captured Jedi.

"Yes, no need to remind me of that." He said as he got closer to the crushing hammers.

"Be patient."

"I happen to be a bit short on patience right now!" He yelled as she looked at the controls.

"Now, let's see, one of these…"

"Satine, turn the machine off!"

"I'm trying!" She yelled looking up before going back to the controls.

"Satine!"

"There!"

Obi-Wan glanced to see the members running back in. "Look out!" He yelled coming up to the pit before Satine kicked a canister over and had Obi-Wan jump on it and back up.

He then knocked the men out as Satine opened a door for them. "For a man sworn to peace, you take an unseemly pleasure in the injuries of others."

Obi-Wan then walked over before speaking. "For a woman sworn to non-violence, you don't seem troubled that I could have been killed back there."

"But you weren't. And yet I still haven't heard any thanks." She said as they walked in the door and into the elevator.

"Well, you certainly haven't changed much." He said before the elevator stopped and opened showing another member with his back to them. Obi-Wan then knocked him out before looking at the hanger. "This is not the way we came in."

"Look there, it's the Jedi."

Looking over to the next hanger, they saw two more members aiming at them before Obi-Wan tried to close the door with no luck. "We'll have to stand and fight. Or in your case, just stand." Obi-Wan said, reaching for his saber.

Only to realize it was missing. "You three, stop him." Another member yelled out as he and another ran up.

The three then flew over and fired at the two before Obi-Wan pulled the gun that belonged to the member he knocked out to him and started firing as well. He hit one, having him fall into the stone cliff. As the two remaining Mandalorians approached, Obi-Wan grabbed the unconscious Mandalorians. He threw the jetpack at the two Mandalorians and landed a blaster shot on it.

BOOM!

Causing the jetpack to explode, taking out one of the Mandalorians. However, the other survived the blast and lunged at Obi-Wan. As he approached for the kill, he stopped as he heard Satine.

"You there!"

Looking over, Satine threw a rock at his head, having him shoot at her, and gave Obi-Wan a few seconds to sweep the Mandalorian off his feet and knock him out with a kick to the stomach.

"Satine!" Obi-Wan yelled running over.

"I'm all right."

They then saw ships leaving at the other hangers before seeing a group of men walk to them, one having a white cape over his right shoulder and a sword hilt on his back.

Obi-Wan noticed his saber on the man's belt before walking out as the man removed his helmet revealing Vizsla.

"Governor?"

"For generations, my ancestors fought proudly as warriors against the Jedi. Now that woman tarnishes the very name Mandalorian. Defend her, if you will." Vizsla said throwing Obi-Wan his weapon back. "This lightsaber was stolen from your Jedi Temple." He said pulling the sword out revealed an angular pommel, handguard, and slit-shaped blade emitter.

He then turned it on revealing a black blade shorter than an average lightsaber and took a more regular sword shape as well as a higher-pitched hum. "By my ancestors during the fall of the Old Republic. Since then, many Jedi have died upon its blade. Prepare yourself to join them." He then lunged at the Jedi.

Stopping the blade in a test of strength, Obi-Wan then blocked several strikes before catching Vizsla's hand before dodging a punch. Obi-Wan then used the Force to throw Vizsla back to his men before another ship came down and had Naruto jump with his saber on as Sabine dropped down in her armor.

Naruto deflected several blasts as Sabine fired with her pistols. "Retreat!" Vizsla yelled as the group left via jet packs.

Next Morning.

Naruto and Obi-Wan walked Satine, wearing her royal robes up to a ship. "But if Pre Vizsla fled, we have no way of learning how widespread Death Watch really is," Tal said as they walked to the ramp.

"It's obvious the Separatists are supporting the Death Watch," Obi-Wan said, having Satine turn to him.

"I disagree. I told you I wanted to stay out of this conflict."

"Given the current situation, I'm afraid that may no longer be possible," Obi-Wan said to her after they stopped.

"I thought you of all people would understand my position on this matter. I will never be a part of this war." She said walking in the ship as Anakin and a group of clones walked up.

"Reporting for escort duty, General."

"Oh. Anakin, am I glad to see you." Obi-Wan said to his former Padawan who chuckled.

"You sound tired."

"The peaceful ways of the locals wore me out a bit," Obi-Wan replied as they walked to the ship.

A royal welcome! Sent to investigate allegations that Mandalore was joining Count Dooku's Separatists, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Naruto were reunited with old friends, the Duchess Satine of Kalevala and Sabine Wren. While Satine claimed Mandalore intended to remain neutral during the war, an attack on the capital city led Obi-Wan to the discovery of a terrorist organization known as Death Watch.

Now the Duchess travels to the Senate, so she can plead her case against her involvement in the war, as the Jedi prepare a defense against her opponents.…

Coronet.

In the cargo hold, Naruto, Obi-Wan, and Anakin are standing in front of clones with Rex, Cody, and Alpha standing off beside them. "You know your marching orders. The safety of Duchess Satine is of the utmost importance. The Death Watch will stop at nothing to assassinate her before she pleads her case to the Senate." Obi-Wan said to them before Anakin took a step forward.

"The Death Watch may be backed by the Separatists, so stay sharp. R2, use your scanners to probe for any suspicious droid activity."

"Same goes for you RC," Naruto said to his droid who beeped.

"Anything else, sir?"

"No, that will be all," Obi-Wan said as the clones dispersed before Obi-Wan's communicator beeped.

"Yes?"

"The Duchess and her retinue request your presence."

"Very well," Obi-Wan said before the three Jedi and their clone captains got in the elevator.

Anakin then glanced over to Obi-Wan. "I sense some anxiety from you about the Duchess. She couldn't be in safer hands."

"Yes, I know."

"Then why..." Anakin trailed off as Obi-Wan brought a hand to his chin.

"Never mind. It's all in the past."

"Oh, so you're close to her?"

"I knew her. A long time ago." Obi-Wan explained looking at Anakin.

With the clones in the back of the cargo hold, I walked around checking the crates with R2. "All secure here. Let's move on to the next sector." One said as they walked to a door.

And missed a light coming on one crate as a metallic spider leg came out of it.

Satine's Room.

Satine sat on a bed in the middle of the room with the other Senators of the Neutral Systems, Tal Merrik, Onaconda Far, the Rodian Senator, a woman with dark skin and wearing a purple dress and headdress, and also Orn Free Taa, who had two Twi'lek women with him.

"War is intolerable!" Satine said as several female droids walked around with drinks on trays. "We have been deceived into thinking that we must be a part of it. I say the moment we committed to fighting, we already lost."

"Excuse me, Your Grace," Tal said as he grabbed a drink himself. "Are you suggesting we oppose the war on humanitarian grounds?"

"I'm going to oppose it as an affront to life itself. As the designated regent of 1,500 systems, I speak for thousands of worlds that have urged me to allow them to stay neutral in this war."

"And yet some might argue that the strongest defense is a swift and decisive offense."

They looked to see Obi-Wan, Naruto, and Anakin walking in. "You are quite the general now, aren't you, Master Kenobi?" Satine asked the Jedi as Naruto and Anakin stood behind him.

"Forgive me for interrupting, Your Highness, I meant no disrespect."

"Really? Senators, I presume you are acquainted with the collection of half-truths and hyperbole known as Obi-Wan Kenobi?" Satine said to the others as Obi-Wan kept calm.

"Your Highness is too kind."

"You're right. I am."

"Allow me to introduce my fellow Jedi, Anakin Skywalker," Obi-Wan said as Anakin

"Your servant, my lady."

"I remember a time when Jedi were not generals, but peacekeepers," Satine said, taking a sip from her drink.

"We are protectors, Highness. Yours at the moment. We fight for peace." Naruto said arms crossed.

"What an amusing contradiction."

"What Master Uzumaki means is that we are acting at the behest of Your Highness to protect you from the Death Watch and the Separatists, who don't share your neutral point of view," Obi-Wan said to Satine who stared down.

"I asked for no such thing."

"That may be so, but a majority of your court did," Obi-Wean explained, gesturing to the others.

"I do not remember you as one to hide behind excuses."

"I do not remember you as one to shrink from responsibilities," Obi-Wan said before Orn got in front of him.

"I am certain we all agree Duchess Satine and General Kenobi have proven there are two sides to every dilemma."

"Indeed." Tal agreed with a nod.

"Now, regarding the Senate vote, we think-" Orn was then interrupted by Satine.

"I think a multitude makes discord, not a good council."

Obi-Wan turned to the others as the Senators talked. "There may be two sides to every dilemma, but the Duchess only favors hers." He then turned to speak to Satine. "A Republic military presence is the only sure defense against the Separatists."

"Even extremists can be reasoned with."

"Even the ones who used chemical warfare on Nabu, twice?" Naruto asked getting her attention. "Where I'm from, there's this guy... Who utilized a forbidden technique and brought two dead leaders of my village back to life and forced them to kill the current one who they knew and trained. And the ones he brought back were aware of everything they did and went back to the afterlife with the knowledge they were forced to kill a friend."

"That same guy went to my leader's successor and tried to bribe her to fix the damage he sustained in that battle and maybe join him. I don't know the details of that chat… By bringing back her former boyfriend who died in her arms and her little brother who was killed as well. He also did inhumane experiments on other human beings, one I know where he experimented on babies and children by the hundreds, and only one survived. Can he be reasoned with?"

"Well…"

"I respect your choice of non-violence Duchess. But don't belittle me by thinking all we know what to do is fight with swords, guns, and our fists. That is because we fight, our opinion does not matter. I will gladly dirty my hands 1,000 over if it means other people and you don't have to and sleep soundly at night." Naruto then turned and left before hearing his comm.

"Sir, we've got assassination droids."

"On my way!"

Naruto then dashed to the elevator and went down several floors where Alpha and the others were before pulling his saber and shoto and turning them on sans red blade before running out to see spider droids that his men are fighting before running and stabbed one in its red eye. He then stumbled as the ship w3ent into light speed.

Anakin's Clones.

"I'll check out the south quadrant." One clone said turning a corner.

"Careful over there, it's dark."

"Yeah, very funny, Mixer." The clone said before walking down the area with crates. And ran into R2 who beeped. "Stop messing around. That's not funny." He said as R2 twirled around and rolled away. "Droids." He said before turning and was stabbed in the chest by an assassination droid.

On the other side, another clone brought his comms up. "My side's secure. What do you got, Redeye?" After a moment of silence, he spoke up again. "Redeye, do you copy?" He asked before a rifle was dropped in front of him.

Picking it up and examining it, the clone was then pulled up in the air by an assassination droid screaming.

Obi-Wan And Anakin.

"You and Satine have a history," Anakin asked as they walked the halls after leaving when Naruto did.

"An extended mission when I was younger. Master Qui-Gon and I spent a year on Mandalore, protecting the Duchess from insurgents who had threatened her world. They sent bounty hunters after us. We were always on the run, living hand to mouth, "never sure what the next day would bring." Obi-Wan explained to the Knight as they got in an elevator.

"Sounds romantic."

"A civil war killed most of Satine's people, hence her aversion to violence. When she returned, she took on the difficult task of rebuilding her world alone." Obi-Wan continued as they then got out when reaching their floor.

"You didn't stay to help her?"

"That would have been problematic. My duty as a Jedi demanded I be elsewhere."

"Demanded? But it's obvious you had feelings for her. Surely that would affect your decision." Anakin said as they walked the halls and came to their room.

"Oh, it did. I live by the Jedi Code."

"Of course. But it has changed now."

"Yes. But it's still Jedi only." Obi-Wan said before his comms went off

"Yes, Captain?"

"General, something's wrong with Skywalker's astromech. Scared him real good, sir. I've also lost contact with two of my men… Wait, we just got word with General Uzumaki. There are assassin droids on board!"

"I'll help Master, you go protect the Senators," Anakin said, running out as Obi-Wan did the same towards the dining room.

"I beg your pardon, Senators, our men are investigating a situation below decks. I respectfully ask you to wait here until it is settled." He said not wanting to upset them in case Naruto and Anakin can stop the droids before leaning the cargo.

Anakin.

The Knight ran into the cargo hold and saw his men fighting several droids with one lunging at him. He then severed some of the droid's legs, and the clones finished it off with their rifles. Anakin noticed another probe making its way toward the turbo-lift. "Obi-Wan! One made it up the lift. I'll try to hold the others here."

Obi-Wan.

"Quickly! Secure the lifts!" Obi-Wan yelled as Satine's guards attempted to close the lift before the droid could enter the room, but they were too slow, and the assassin probe threw the guards aside, leaping onto the dinner table. Obi-Wan ignited his lightsaber and severed two of the droid's legs before destroying it with a stab through its head.

Naruto.

"There might be one left. Let's spread out and find it." Naruto said to his group before BD, who was scanning one of the droids beeps and ran over as smaller versions came out of its head.

"Watch it!"

"They're everywhere!"

"Get behind me!" Naruto yelled before he pulled his blaster out and started shooting the small droids with his men.

Obi-Wan.

The defunct droid in the dining area also released probe killers. Satine, armed with a droid deactivator, helped Obi-Wan fight the machines. Soon most of the probes were destroyed,

"Do you always carry a deactivator?" Obi-Wan asked Satine who was beside him.

"Just because I'm a pacifist doesn't mean I won't defend myself."

"Now you sound like a Jedi." He then picked one of the small droids up before looking back at her. "Just like that swarm of venom-mites on Draboon, remember?"

"How could I forget? I still have the scar." She said walking away.

"Begging your pardon, Duchess, I distinctly remember carrying you to safety," Obi-Wan said with a raised eyebrow.

"I meant the scar I got after you fell and dropped me."

"Oh. Yes."

Anakin.

"Good work, men. You too, buddy." Anakin told his men and R2.

"Assassin droid. How did that monster end up in the hold?" Rex asked, looking around.

"The question is, who smuggled him on board?" Anakin asked looking back at Rex. They then walked to see a protocol droid at a stand in the back. "I'm looking for a droid that services the cargo bay.

"Uh, yes, sir. Are all those creatures dead?" He asked in a deep voice as Anakin nodded.

"That's what I'm trying to find out. You're in charge of the cargo manifest, right?" The Jedi asked the droid who moved to a device and started to look through it.

"Uh, yes, I have it right here."

"Well, where did they come from?"

The droid gave Anakin the device to read through it. "It is right here on the manifest."

"For immediate delivery to Coruscant. One container marked medical supplies. There's no name on this chart! There's no indication of who shipped it." Anakin yelled looking up at the droid.

"No, sir, just the Senate stamp, always accepted for transport here aboard the Coronet."

Anakin turned and left before meeting up with Naruto and Obi-Wan in the dining room. "One of our four distinguished senators appears to be a traitor."

"I sense it, too," Obi-Wan said before he looked at the shipping order. He then turned and saw a small droid still active. "It looks like one of our little visitors is still alive. I have an idea of how to expose the turncoat. Return to the hull of the ship. Destroy the last assassin droids. I'll find out which of the senators is the traitor."

The two nodded before leaving with BD looking back at Obi-Wan before turning to look over Naruto's shoulder. After getting food back in the room Orn then looked at Satine. "Duchess, you're not eating."

"I have no appetite."

"Begging your pardon, you must keep up your strength," Orn said, holding a leg of meat.

"By all means, be my guest, Senator," Satine replied, nodding at the Twi'lek.

"If you insist. Ah, dessert! Excellent!" Orn said as Obi-Wan walked up with something under a cloak.

"This morsel might prove too much even for the legendary appetite of Orn Free Taa." Pulling the cloak off, he revealed the droid under a glass container. "Enjoy."

"On second thought, it wouldn't agree with me," Orn said as Obi-Wan started walking around the table, the droid going crazy as they passed each senator.

"My theory is our little friend will attack the Duchess and anyone who defends her. Anyone that is, except the traitor who programmed it."

"Take it away! Please!"

"Obi-Wan, this line of questioning borders on torture!" Satine exclaimed standing up.

"I assure our pacifist Duchess that all is under control. I'm trying to expose a bigger threat." Obi-Wan said as they got to Tal and the droid settled down. "Interesting. The droid displays unusual hostility toward the honorable Kin Robb, but it seems to like you, Senator Merrik. Well, Prince?"

"Really, General Kenobi," Tal said before standing up and knocking the droid away. "you're quite clever!" The droid attacked before Obi-Wan destroyed it as Tal then grabbed Satine and held her at gunpoint. "You're coming with me."

He then backed up to the door and left before Obi-Wan gave chase. "Anakin! Naruto! Tal Merrik is the traitor, and he's taken Satine hostage."

"Copy that, but I've got problems of my own right now," Anakin replied before Naruto spoke.

"On my way, Alpha's got everything covered here."

A moment later, he saw Naruto running towards him. "Did you find them?"

"No, but I've stationed troopers at every escape pod," Naruto said before Anakin came up behind him.

"Merrik will try to signal his allies for help. We have to find him." Obi-Wan said as they walked down the hall.

"This may not be the time to ask, but were you and Satine ever…" Anakin trailed off as Obi-Wan sighed.

"I don't see how that has any bearing on the situation at hand."

"And I don't want the image in my head!" Naruto yelled as they came out of hyperspace.

Suddenly, probes hit the ship having super droids come out as they got to an elevator and went down several floors. "We'll take care of this, Obi-Wan. You, go find your girlfriend." Anakin said as he and Naruto got out.

"Right. No, Anakin, she's not my…" Obi-Wan stopped before running to the cockpit.

"Come in, Kenobi, you're expected," Tal said as Obi-Wan ran in and saw the dead pilots.

"Tal Merrik, you are under arrest. Release the Duchess." He said holding his lightsaber as Tal pulled a detonator up.

"Hmm. I took the precaution of wiring the ship's engines to explode. I press this remote and we all die."

"Obi, if you have any respect for me, you will not take such risks with so many people's lives at stake."

"Satine, don't," Obi-Wan said as they circled so Tal could run out of the door.

Obi-Wan then followed as he heard the battle of the others. "This is Merrik," Tal said, bringing his comms up. "Stand by to disengage. Say farewell, Duchess." Tal said as Satine looked at the Jedi.

"Obi-Wan, it looks like I may never see you again. I don't know quite how to say this, but I've loved you from the moment you came to my aid all those years ago."

"I don't believe this," Tal said with a sigh and eye-roll as Obi-Wan looked to Satine

"Satine, this is hardly the time or place for…" Obi-Wan trailed off seeing her eyes. "All right. Had you said the word, I would have left the Jedi Order."

"That is touching. Truly it is." Tal mocked the two before looking at Satine. "But it's making me sick, and we really must be going."

"You have the romantic soul of a slug, Merrik!" Satine stomped on his foot, freeing herself and took the gun from him. "And slugs are so often trodden upon."

"Interesting turnabout, but even if I do not deliver the Duchess alive to the Separatists, I still win. The second I'm away, I'll hit the remote and blow the Coronet to bits."

"I will not allow that," Satine said, holding the gun up at him.

"What will you do? If you shoot me, you prove yourself a hypocrite to every pacifist ideal you hold dear. And you, Kenobi, you are no stranger to violence. You'd be hailed as a hero by everyone on this ship. Almost everyone." Tal taunted as the two stood still. "Come on, then. Who will strike first and brand themselves a cold-blooded killer?" He asked, holding his arms out.

And was stabbed by an orange saber as BD looked over his shoulder before Naruto spoke. "I'm OK with that." He said before grabbing the detonator and turned his blade off.

"Naruto…"

"What? He was gonna blow up the ship." Naruto replied before walking away and stopped to look at Satine. "As I said, I'm OK with dirtying my hands." He said before the three clone captains walked up.

"General Uzumaki, the last of the droids have been defeated, sir."

"Very good, Cody, Rex, Alpha."

Coruscant.

"A job well done, Master Jedi," Palpatine said to the trio as BD beeped. "And to you droids as well."

"Thank you, Chancellor," Obi-Wan said with a small bow as Anakin followed.

"Your Excellency."

Palpatine then left with the Senators as Satine walked to the trio of Jedi. "How ironic to meet again only to find we're on opposing sides."

"The needs of your people are all that matter," Obi-Wan said to the Duchess. "They couldn't be in better hands with you to guide their future."

"Kind words indeed from a mindful and committed Jedi. And yet…" She trailed off as Obi-Wan raised an eyebrow.

"What?"

"I'm still not sure about the beard." She said as he blinked before she touched his beard.

"Why? What's wrong with it?" He asked as she smiled.

"It hides too much of your handsome face," Se replied and left.

"What was that all about?" Anakin asked Obi-Wan who turned to him. "A very remarkable woman.

"She is true," Obi-Wan replied as they stared at Satine.

A diplomatic mission! As dissent threatens to tear apart the peaceful Mandalore system, Duchess Satine struggles to protect her people against the escalating violence. Betrayed by two of her trusted allies, Satine now travels to Coruscant. There, she hopes to convince the Senate that a destructive splinter group, Death Watch, does not represent the entire Mandalorian government…

Concordia.

Vizsla walked up to a hologram of Dooku sitting in a ship chair before he spoke. "With your Death Watch army in place, now all we need to do is to sit and wait."

"But for how long? My men are anxious to fight."

"Considering the plot we've just set in motion, I assure you the Republic will oblige you with the fight you're looking for. First, send a Death Watch assassin to Coruscant. The Duchess of Mandalore must die." Dooku said as out in the distance, a Mandalorian was watching in the trees via binoculars.

He then got up and ran back to his ship.

Mandalore.

"Prime Minister." The man said, walking to Almec in the throne room.

"You found the Death Watch armies, then?" Almec asked the man who nodded.

"Yes, sir. They are preparing for battle. But if they attack, it would strengthen the people's resolve not to join the Death Watch movement. The Death Watch will never be strong enough to take over Mandalore without the will of the people."

Almec sighed at that as they walked to a hall. "Not if the Republic has a military presence here. Their occupation will turn the Death Watch from terrorists to liberators in the eyes of the people."

"But how can we stop the Republic from coming here?"

"Our fate now lies in the hands of Duchess Satine."

Senate Meeting.

In a very large room with hover platforms that had each Senator and advisor on them, Palpatine stood in the middle on a platform with his hover one. "It grieves me to say it, but Death Watch is now a significant, deadly threat."

Satine then hovered around the room to speak with a translator on hers that broadcast to each platform in their language. "Mandalore is making great strides to find the leaders of this terrorist movement. They are not powerful enough to destabilize our government. We will resolve this without conflict. If the Republic gets involved in our affairs it will only lead to further violence. Thus I shall reassert our position of neutrality."

"Talk of an idealist," Mas said, stomping his staff beside Palpatine.

"No, those are the words of a pacifist and a people who have chosen nonviolent action," Satine said before Palpatine motioned Mas to hold up a disk.

"That may be so, Duchess. However, this message was delivered to my staff just this morning. I think you shall find it most illuminating."

Putting it in his console, a very large hologram of a male Mandalorian with fair skin came up in the room with smaller ones coming up on each platform. "The actions by our government have taken us into a period of civil war. To acknowledge it would be to invite panic in the streets." The man said before Padmé floated to Satine.

"Duchess, do you know this man?" She asked before the hologram continued.

"And so we hid the truth from our people."

"Yes. Deputy Minister Jerec. He's a dear friend." Satine replied, looking at her hologram.

"It is more than mere possibility, more than eventuality. It is here."

"Stop!" Satine said to Palpatine having Mas pause the message. "Deputy Minister Jerec is an honorable man. He would never commit such lies to the record. The Mandalorian government holds no secrets from its people."

"If only that were true," Palpatine said to her before Mas continued the message.

"Death Watch is far stronger than we once thought. If we are to combat them effectively, we must have Republic assistance. Instead, this government acts out of pride and rejects the help of the Jedi."

"It's not true. It's not true!" Satine yelled out as Naruto in his leather jacket and black pants watched from the shadows at one of the exits.

"The Duchess Satine will ultimately cause our defeat. Make no mistake; Republic intervention is absolutely necessary."

"This isn't right. Something here isn't right! I wish to speak to Jerec immediately." Satine said as Palpatine looked at her before frowning.

"Sadly, Deputy Minister Jerec perished this morning in a Death Watch bombing on Kalevala. Let us ensure that his death was not in vain. Let us commit our military might to defend the Mandalorian people."

"Defending? You mean to occupy our home." Satine said, leaning on her console with both hands. "You would trample our right to self-determination."

"We mean to save your people."

"You will turn our planet into a military target which will bring the war to us. Mandalore must remain a neutral system." Satine told Palpatine.

"The vote shall commence in the next session," Palpatine said before ending the meeting.

Outside, Obi-Wan walked up to Satine from behind. "Duchess!" He then grabbed her arm stopping her. "Satine, wait. I just heard what happened in the Senate."

"You're sweet to be concerned. But I promise I'll be alright."

"I am concerned. We're friends, are we not?" He asked having her nod.

"Yes, friends and nothing more."

Obi-Wan sighed before continuing. "Satine, as your friend, I don't think you should make any decisions in this state of mind."

"This state of mind? And what state of mind would that be, precisely?" she asked him having Obi-Wan look down.

"What I'm saying is… Any person would be hysterical by now, but-"

"Hysterical? The Republic is attempting to force its will upon innocent people." Satine interrupted the Jedi.

"I only meant-"

"Frankly, I'm surprised you're not hysterical. Perhaps if more citizens got hysterical, they'd be more inclined to speak up when the Republic tramples on their rights." She continued having the Jedi put his hands on his hips as Naruto watched from the hanger.

"Rushing in like this, it's… It's foolhardy."

"Ironic words from a man who spends his days running hither and yon, wielding his lightsaber with deadly force as if on a crusade. Why should I listen to someone who so frequently relies on violence? In my opinion, you're the foolhardy one." She said before getting in a flying car and left.

A few minutes of flying went by before a small explosion came off the engine having them fly out of control. "What's happening?"

"It's the navigation system." The pilot said before they flew sideways coming to a building.

"Get her out of here. There's a platform ahead. I'll try to get closer."

"No, stop! Aramis!"

"Jump!" He yelled as they got to a balcony, having the two guards push Satine off with them as the car hit the next building and exploded.

Palpatine's Office.

"What do you mean, No charges are to be filed? None at all? Someone tried to kill me. The controls on my speeder were compromised." Satine said to Palpatine who had his fingers laced.

"Sadly, my dear, there is no proof anyone tampered with anything. I'm afraid it might have been just an accident."

"An accident?" She asked from her seat. "And it just happened to coincide with me defending my homeworld?"

"I agree with Satine," Mas said from his spot beside the Chancellor.

"Well! Finally."

"It proves what I've been saying all along. Death Watch is out of control. The Republic must step in and help."

"No. Wait, I didn't…"

"You can't keep them reined in, obviously, so we will."

Satine then glared. "This is patently offensive. You can't do this."

"Unfortunately, it is up to the Senate now," Palpatine said to the Duchess. "I'm sure they'll make a reasoned and thoughtful decision."

Satine then left before Obi-Wan walked up to her. "Satine, I just heard about your accident.

"Those two are… (Sigh) This government will…" She trailed off before groaning in frustration.

"Satine, tell me what happened!"

"I'm fine. I wasn't hurt. I didn't want to worry you."

"Well, I'm afraid on that count you failed spectacularly. Look what happened." He said as she started walking down the hall.

"Look what happened? This attack proves I've upset someone. I must be on the right track." She said over her shoulder.

"This attack proves your enemies are here even on Coruscant. You're not going to let Republic authorities handle this, are you? You're not backing down." Obi-Wan said after noticing the look on her face.

"Republic authorities? Certainly not. I'm on my way to the Ministry of Intelligence right now to meet my contact."

"Don't you see? You need your friends with you, not held at arm's length. In your quest to be self-reliant, have you decided to put your friends out of your life?" Obi-Wan asked her as she sighed.

"I don't know." She replied before they saw Padmé walk up to them.

"Senator, what is it?"

"The Senate completed its vote. They've decided in favor of occupation." Padmé replied as they looked surprised.

"When did this happen?" Satine asked, turning to face the Senator. "The vote was supposed to be tomorrow."

"It was during your meeting with the Chancellor. Your accident accelerated the Senate's decision. Republic forces are set to leave for Mandalore at sunrise tomorrow." Padmé told Satine who turned to Obi-Wan.

"You see? I was right before. Counting on the Republic is a mistake." She said before quickly leaving.

Around the corner, Naruto was listening before his comms in his ear went off. "Yeah, Thrawn?"

"I've just been informed we're to head to Mandalore."

Naruto sighed at that. "I feel something's off for this. Can you, Alpha, and Fordo stall for as long as you can? I really only need a few hours though."

"I thought so as well sir. And yes, I think Captains Alpha and Fordo can do that."

Coruscant Underworld.

Satine, wearing a red cloak with the hood up, stood in an alleyway before a man with fair skin walked up and whispered to her, pulling her in further. "I don't have much time. They're following me."

"You've put yourself in great danger. I'll never forget it."

"I had to come. This is worth it." He said, handing her a disk.

"Where did you get this?"

"Buried deep in the evidence facility at the Ministry. It was not easy to find, believe me. You were right. Someone faked the evidence. The recording presented to the Senate was not the full recording. But this disk is. You must show the Senate-!" The man stopped as he was shot in the chest.

"Davu! No." Satine said as alarms went off and police droids surrounded her before she ran off as two flying droids went to two clones who had shields and batons.

"Subject identified as Duchess Satine Kryze."

The clones ran after the Duchess before a black hood in the crowd moved up and revealed Naruto who had a hood on his jacket before he turned to walk away.

"Hands where we can see them. You are coming with us." The clone yelled as a Death Watch member followed in the shadow holding a sniper rifle.

"I didn't kill him," Satine yelled out hitting a droid with her deactivator and had them fall and trip the others before she ran off into the crowd.

Oola's Bar.

Naruto with his hood up walked into Oola's bar and up to her behind the counter. "Hey, Oola."

"Naruto? Why are you covered up?" She asked putting both hands on the bar and leaned forward.

"Someone got shot outside and didn't want to draw attention to myself. You heard anything about Duchess Satine supposedly killing someone about an hour ago?"

"No, but I did hear people saying they saw a Mandalorian running around with some sort of design on their helmet." She replied as he nodded and turned on the stool.

Only to come face to face with the green mesh-covered chest of one of the dancers. "You're not going to leave without saying goodbye, are you Naruto?"

Tearing his eyes from the mesh-covered breasts, he glanced up. "No, Juz," Naruto replied before she hugged him into her chest having Oola smirk slightly at the interaction.

Satine.

"Obi-Wan, come in. Obi-Wan, are you there?" Satine asked in her comms hiding in another alley

"Satine! Where are you? Mas Amedda has demanded you turn yourself in."

"I know. Listen to me. Obi-Wan, I need your help."

Later, in a courtyard, Obi-Wan in his cloak with the hood up sat at a bench beside Satine. "Nice disguise. Seeing you all right is… Well, it's a relief. You should turn yourself in. We've both sworn loyalty to the Republic." He said as police droids walked around.

"Believe me, neither one of us is breaking our oath." She said before pushing the disk over to him. "And this will prove it. I need to get it into the proper hands."

"But the Republic guards are hunting you, which means…" He trailed off as she nodded.

"Whoever doctored this recording is likely in the government itself." She finished his thought by looking around.

"If you set foot inside the Senate, they'll take you."

"And the disk will be destroyed before anyone can see it. Which is why you must take the disk to Padmé." Seeing two clones looking for her, Satine stood and brought Obi-Wan with her.

"Where will you be while I'm in the Senate? What if they find you?" Obi-Wan asked as they got to the food stands.

"They won't. I'm going to surrender to them."

"What?"

"You'll need a distraction to enter the Senate freely. I can't risk them searching you just because you and I are associates." She explained as he raised an eyebrow.

"I'm a Jedi. They wouldn't dare."

"Things are changing, my dear." She said before turning to leave.

Just as a circular grenade dropped by her feet. Obi-Wan saw it and used the Force to push Satine out of the way as it blew revealing it was a stun grenade. Satine got up and ran as a Death Watch male fell holding a sniper before Obi-Wan got up and attacked with his saber. It was knocked out before He wrapped his arms around the Death Watch member who pushed Obi-Wan back into the wall to free himself.

They then traded punches before Satine ran back to watch just as Obi-Wan was thrown to a railing before the Mandalorian reached for his blaster.

"Obi!"

Only for Naruto to drop down onto the Death Watch Member with his saber going through his chest. Naruto then stood up to look at the two. "Sup?"

"Naruto, what are you doing here?"

"I come by for info from time to time and see what happened. Look, I'll take the evidence to Padmé. They could say you tampered with it because of your closeness to Satine." Naruto said as Obi-Wan thought about it before giving Naruto the disk.

Senate Building.

Two men stood in front guarding the entrance before Satine walked up, hood down and hands up. "Excuse me. I believe you were looking for me?" They ran to her as Naruto ran in from behind a pillar.

Inside, Palpatine was talking to the others from his platform. "The occupation of Mandalore will usher in a new level of security for the Republic and its fight against corruption. "If there are no objections…" He trailed off before Padmé spoke from her platform.

"Supreme Chancellor. There has been a development in the case for Mandalore's neutrality."

He nodded before speaking. "The chair recognizes the Senator from Naboo."

She nodded before holding a disk. "I think this should cast a new light on the so-called evidence we saw earlier."

Putting it in, a hologram of Jerec came up. "The actions by our government have taken us into a period of civil war. To acknowledge it would be to invite panic in the streets. Death Watch is far stronger than we once thought. But we have been training for this. We can stop them. But if we are to combat them effectively, we must have the temerity to stand strong in the name of peace. And if we are to do so, we must reject any Republic assistance."

"Instead, this government will act. It acts not out of pride, but for safety. Intervention by the Republic will inflame the opposition, and this is why our government rejects the help of the Jedi. We must listen to the Duchess Satine. If we do not, we will ultimately cause our defeat."

Concordia.

"Unacceptable! You promised us we would reclaim Mandalore from these weak-willed cowards!" Vizsla said walking into a tent at a hologram of Dooku. "I will order my men to attack."

"And if you do, you'll hold the planet for perhaps a day. Without the backing of my forces or your people, your revolution will be over before it begins. A neophyte such as you wouldn't know these things, but I do. I have other ways to accomplish our goal."

Coruscant, Palpatine's Office.

"Thankfully, with the revelation of this new information, the occupation of Mandalore is no longer necessary," Palpatine said as Obi-Wan and Anakin stood with Padmé as Palpatine walked to them.

"The person to thank is Duchess Satine. She found the proof." Padmé said to the Chancellor.

"I require no thanks." Satine in her robes said walking inside the room before Padmé spoke.

"Satine, the Senate held an emergency session, and the Republic forces have been ordered to stand down."

"Allow me to offer a most sincere apology on behalf of the entire Republic. You are a most loyal servant, and we are all grateful." Palpatine said to Satine before Mas spoke.

"Yes. Grateful."

Padmé then turned to Palpatine before gesturing outside the office. "Chancellor, if you and Mas Amedda would join me for a moment, we have some logistics to discuss to ratify the Senate's decision."

They left with the Anakin trio as Satine looked at Obi-Wan. "But for you and Naruto, this wouldn't have happened."

He shook his head at that. "No, it was your unshakable faith in your people, and your determination, that brought about this result."

"I appreciate that. But still, who is behind all of this? Who tampered with that recording? Who tried to convict me of murder and throw me in jail?" She asked as he put a hand on his chin.

"I'm not sure, but as you said yourself, things are changing. And sometimes the line between friend and foe is blurred. Now more than ever." He said before looking out of the window.

To Be Continued.


A/N: Thanks for reading and let me know of any mistakes.

Beta: Chaos-PSD. Contributor: Kuronodono12.

I decided to scrap the RWBY poll due to getting unanimous reviews to add both. To be fair I only started thinking about the poll due to not getting anything when bringing up having one or both be in.

So the next story poll is now up, there are 57 choices of ones I and my betas want to do plus some in that I wouldn't mind doing. You can choose 15 of the TV/Games/Movies that also had TV shows plus a couple of extras.

ALSO, I have an AO3 account now. LoneWolf01 with the same picture as on here. I actually got it almost a year ago because we were thinking of putting lemons in my Star Wars story and I decided to start putting my stories on there for a backup/the uncensored versions I.E lemons… Plus any extra/deleted scenes. And I mean that as a more describing scene I did on the stories like topless/nude scenes with Naruto and his girls fully rather than "She flashed him/looked down and blushed before turning around."

I've put up the Star Wars and Hero Rising. Because the Star Wars was the reason for creating it and Hero Rising as it's my oldest story where I've cleaned up most of the Ch.'s (Only like 20 Ch.'s or slightly over left to do)

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