Thorns and Fire Chapter 1A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….
THORNS AND FIRE
The shadows of the Sith have fallen upon the galaxy. With the destruction of the Confederacy of Independent Systems and the dissolution of the Jedi Order, Palpatine’s plot to transform the Republic into the Galactic Empire is complete.
Even as the Emperor continues his campaign against the survivors of Order 66, Darth Sidious secretly fears the existence of a creation of his own making from the labs of NIMH—mice and rats that he has made attuned to the FORCE itself.
In the midst of the Emperor’s schemes to retrieve and corrupt the animals, a young field mouse, who has had previous dealings with the experiment, is about to stumble into the chaos and uncover terrible secrets that could tear her family apart...
I never thought that this day would come. It has been six years since we have escaped from the terrible cruelty of NIMH and i
A different Secret of NIMH Chapter 3"BRIIIIISBY!" A voice yelled outside the Brisby Home. "BRIIISBY!"
"Oh, Auntie Shrew" Teresa said with a smile.
"Oh, Auntie!" Cynthia said eagerly.
"Oh no!" Martin groaned.
"BRIIISBY!" Auntie shrew yelled.
"She'll wake up Timmy and Daddy!" Teresa said, giving the door to her parent's room a quick look. She ran to the door that led to the stairs. "She's not here!" she said.
"Why is she always coming around here,
poking her nose in where she's not wanted?" Martin said, walking to their room.
"Martin!" Teresa scolded.
Auntie Shrew entered the room. Teresa helped her getting of her large blue cloak. "Thank you child. I must speak with your mother and father." She said, walking to the living room, leaving Teresa with the big cloak.
"Your auntie is exhausted." She said, starting to walk around the table. "Why me? That I alone should be responsible for the welfare of the entire field is monstrous. BRISBY!"
"Mother isn't here." Teresa said, hanging the cloak on one of the holders.
A different Secret of NIMH Chapter 2"But Jonathan " Joanna tried.
"No 'but Jonathan', Joanna." Jonathan said, slowly sitting up from his bed, grunting at his aching wounds. "Timothy's getting worse and the only one who can possibly know what's wrong with him is ."
"Mr. Ages, I know." Joanna said. "But I don't want to leave him or you alone."
"The kids are here, I am in the neighborhood to boss them around and Aunt Shrew is a yell away." Jonathan said with a smile. "We'll be fine."
Joanna smiled. "I know."
Jonathan grinned and slowly stood up. "I'd be more fine IF I could sit in my favorite chair in the living room, so I could watch the kids and "
Joanna gently pushed him back in bed. "YOU are NOT going anywhere, Mr. Brisby." She said sternly, with a smile.
"I know but you can't blame a guy for trying, can't you, Mrs. Brisby?" Jonathan answered back with a smile.
Joanna kissed him on the cheek. "I know you're been feeling better lately, but it has only been a week since you barely survived th
NIMH Planet of the Rats chapter 27Location: Low NIMH-Beta Orbit
Josh found himself tumbling to and fro in the vacuum of space. Whatever the hell had just happened, he realised the REMO and his pod had somehow become detached. The first thing he wondered was why he wasn’t already dead; putting his hands up to his face, he realised, by the sheerest luck, his visor plate had sealed itself shut before he’d been blown out. Whether it had been his own reflex action, or just lucky chance, he couldn’t tell. Not that it would do him much good now anyway.
Despite the disorienting rotation in which he was moving, he could see his orbit was decaying; at this rate, he’d fall back into the atmosphere and burn up like a human meteorite. In the distance, he could see his pod, now drifting free of the REMO, being pushed out of orbit, moving out into deep space. This time, he'd really bit the dirt.
“Mission Control, mayday, mayday, mayday! I’m ejected and floating free into space! Do you read m
NIMH Planet of the Rats chapter 26Location: The Royal Palace, Rosebush City.
“I think I have a solution for Timmy,” said Josh. He, Justin, Mr Ages, Nicodemus and the Brisbies were gathered around Timothy’s bed, its occupant lying comatose and with high fever, slowly slipping away. Even the penicillin Josh had given him was no good. No medicine other than antibiotics could save him now, and they hadn't any. Elizabeth was sobbing beside her son’s bed, from where she hadn’t moved all night.
The royal physician and Mr Ages had explained that nothing more could be done and that it was only a matter of time now. A Rat priest had arrived, yielding a staff with a golden likeness of the Great Owl mounted on the top, to grant Timmy the last rites, causing Elizabeth to erupt into hysteric sobs, until an angry Josh had shooed him out the door. He wasn’t about to start digging Timmy’s grave while the boy was still alive! It just so happened, he still had one last hope for him.
NIMH Planet of the Rats chapter 25The Rat Garrison led by Justin and Brutus hurriedly made their way through the dark of night towards where they had seen the pod come in to land. After losing Josh’s signal hours ago, Nicodemus had ordered the army to get ready to move out, in a last-ditch effort to get him out of there. Then, the familiar sound of Josh’s flying machine was heard on the horizon. Their human friend had made it!
While the soldiers kept curious peasants and other spectators at bay, Justin and Brutus approached the grounded craft. The pod’s blast-tubes were still smoking hot, turning the cold night air thick with mist. The hatch was open, so they had no trouble reaching inside the cockpit. The sight of the battered Josh lying unconscious and bleeding in his seat, cradling the similarly unconscious Timothy Brisby on his lap, made both battle-hardened Rats cringe.
“Help me move him out! Quick!”
They lifted Josh out of the pod and laid him down on the ground to get a better look
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