Disclaimer: I'm sad to report that I don't own BBC's Merlin or Lucas' Star Wars.

Knights from The Sky

Chapter 2

The closer Merlin and Anakin got to the site of the falling star, the more smoke they encountered. Merlin was grateful for his neck scarf, it protect him from inhale too much of the noxious fumes. They eventually had to dismount their horses since the animals were protesting going any further. Finally Arthur and Merlin reached the site of the crash.

Both expected to see a rock of some kind, but instead there was some sort of metal carriage. It looked like it was made from the same metal that chain mail was, but it looked to be well made and solid.

"How could something like that fall from the sky?" Merlin whispered to Arthur.

"I don't know," Arthur said. "But I don't like it."

Suddenly the top part of the metal carriage opened.

"Hide," Arthur ordered, pushing Merlin towards a shrubbery. Merlin could hear the King drawing his sword. As he peered through the green foliage, he suddenly saw the metal carriage open and a figure appear.

He looked to be a human and wore a long brown robe. He had reddish brown hair, a beard, and looked to be middle aged. The man climbed up to the top of the carriage and slid down the side of the craft. Another man exited, and he had long shaggy brown hair, blue eyes and wore black leather clothing. He also looked like he was younger, probably about the same age as Arthur.

"Nice work Anakin," the older man said to the other while surveying the metal carriage. "It looks like we are going to be stuck here awhile."

"It isn't my fault that this planet is uninhabited and there wasn't a decent place to land," Anakin protested.

But the older man wasn't listening; instead his attention was focused on the shrub where Merlin and Arthur hid. "Do you sense that?" he asked his companion.

Merlin watched as the younger man pulled some sort of metal cylinder from his belt and in a split second a snap-hiss could be heard as a blue blade of light grew from the peculiar piece of metal.

Arthur stood up, his sword held defensively. "Who are you?" he asked sternly his eyes going to the strange glowing blade. "And what is that?"

The older man gave Anakin a stern gaze and the glowing blade disappeared. "I apologize," he said politely. "I'm Obi-Wan Kenobi and this is my padawan Anakin Skywalker."

"I'm King Arthur Pendragon and this is my kingdom. What is your business in Camelot?" Arthur asked, not lowering his sword.

"We had an unfortunate accident," Obi-Wan replied. "We are at the moment—stranded here." He glared at Anakin, who appeared to ignore his remarks.

"What was that weapon you had?" Arthur demanded.

Both Anakin and Obi-Wan shared a confused glance. "It is a lightsaber," Obi-Wan obliged. "But surely you know what that is. Even people in the Outer Rim know how identify the weapon of a Jedi."

"Jedi?" Arthur asked, just as dubiously.

"Jedi are the peacekeepers of the galaxy, and I'm a Jedi Knight,"

"You don't look like knights," Arthur scoffed.

Merlin stood up at last and looked at the curious people. "No," he said to Arthur. "They have magic."

"Magic?" Anakin asked incredulously.

"How do you know?" Arthur asked.

"Well that for starters," Merlin said pointing at Anakin's lightsaber. "And Obi-Wan sensed us before he saw us. How did he do that if not by magic?"

"Who is this?" Obi-Wan asked politely.

"My idiot of a servant Merlin," Arthur retorted. "But he makes a valid point. Camelot has faced many dangers from sorcerers before. How do I know you are telling the truth?"

Obi-Wan and Anakin shared a glance, but then Obi-Wan spoke. "You also have no reason to believe we are lying," he said. "Please know that we intend no harm."

Arthur paused and thought for a long moment, but he finally nodded and sheathed his sword. "Merlin and I should be returning to Camelot. I'm not holding you prisoner, but I would also appreciate it if you would come."

"We would be honored, your majesty," Obi-Wan said bowing slightly.

As the four of them returned to Camelot, Merlin knew one thing for sure. These men had magic and he was fascinated to learn more about them and where they came from.


AN: Sorry that it has been such a long time since the first chapter, but I'm ready to keep going with this story. Thanks to all those who have reviewed this, and I hope you enjoyed this. I'm always grateful for any feedback!