I walk through a dark and blurry corridor. It's not the Jedi temple, I know it. It's something else. Voices whisper through the years gone by. I know this, but I do not know it.
I can't explain it. But I hear the whispers. I see something – a room at the end of the corridor. Whispers stay behind as I move on.
The round room is lighted – most of the roof is just a single window – but all I see is gray. I walk to the middle of the room and freeze when I notice that I am not alone.
A fully armored figure approaches me. It's taller than me. White, with dark stripes and marks. Its helmet covers its face. I don't want it to come closer. I don't want it to come to me. Please, leave me alone. I can't utter those words aloud. I simply can't.
The figure stops at three meters' distance from me and looks down on me. I think it's nearly as tall as my Master.
"Dark's shadow in Light is Gray. Stay in between and no one will see you," the figure says with a male voice. He bows. "Then we meet you again."
Then the figure turns and leaves to the corridor behind him. It disappears to darkness. I stay put in the gray. Who was that figure?
"Arya? Come on, Padawan," a voice says. It's different from the figure's voice.
I startle and blink when my mind registers the sentence. In a flash, the gray is replaced with light blue and the rest of the colors and the corridors are not dark anymore. I turn to look at the talker; it's Master Jedova.
"What's wrong?" he asks me.
"Nothing," I automatically say. Master lifts his other eyebrow. He does not believe me.
"I dunno. The atmosphere has something that gives a Veledosian some weird hallucinations," I say, shrugging.
"Hallucinations?" Master repeats.
"Nothing too important," I tell. "It did not make any real sense."
"We must make a haste. Tell me about that hallucination later," he says.
I nod and follow him. There was something about the hallucination I don't want to share. Yet I don't know what. Or why.
Was there something of importance in the vision?
I cannot explain the vision. Its figure does not exist.
It can't, right?
The Gauntlet 2021 9: The Man Who Hardly Spoke
Arya's POV! In early 79 BBY she is with her Master...
Made for Flash Fiction Month 2015. July 8th. No challenge, but X-files theme taken as prompt. And the suggested writing theme was "the unexplained" for it was the 68th Anniversary of the Roswell UFO incident. Well, this is what I made.
The first chapter of Flight of Mind
The next part of the story
Other Star Wars: Exceptional Jedi stories
Star Wars (c) Lucasfilm
Arya Deindein and Jedova Wang (c) Me