“A Bothan, well that’s……fun.”
Aiden got up to leave the tavern after receiving his contract. As he was about to leave the establishment, he looked behind him to see the server droid finally make its way over to his, now vacant, table.
“Blasted droids.” He muttered to himself as he left out the door.
Aiden sat aboard a transport ship on its way to Nar Shaddaa. He could clearly see the moon city from space and could almost smell that rank pollution.
“It had to be Little Coruscant, didn’t it?” He chuckled to himself.
“We will be arriving at Nar Shaddaa momentarily. Please, wait your turn and exit in an orderly fashion. We sincerely hope that you have enjoyed your voyage today.”
A loud chorus of groans and mutterings rang throughout the hold as passenger’s voice their unhappiness with the flight. Aiden rolled his eyes at the childish reactions of the other passengers.
As time passed the vessel docked on Nar Shaddaa, and Aiden began to make his way, silently, to the meeting spot. He found a hiding spot, and waited patiently meditating to have control over his own body. He could feel the force flowing throughout his cells and it gave him a sense of serenity that he often lacked.
Aiden was awoken from his trance as he began to sense a nearby presence. He looked from his hiding spot and could clearly see a Bothan with a nearby droid walking up to the meeting spot. The Bothan had an eye patch over its left eye and several scars along his body. This was definitely the target, Cado
“I’ve got you, traitor.” Aiden said softly to himself.
As he prepared to engage the target, he noticed Cado began to sniff the air, as if looking for something. Aiden froze as Cado turned and looked in his direction. Dread flushed throughout Aiden’s body as Cado began to growl and then vanished.
“Well, that’s not good.”
Realizing he had been discovered Aiden ran from his hiding spot to attempt to relocate to a better vantage point. As her ran he felt a shiver through the force and slid down narrowly escaping a set of daggers that slashed at where his head just was.
“So they sent a new guy after me huh, their mistake. You won’t be going to back. Well, alive at least. Ill ship you back in pieces.”
Aiden felt a pang of terror, but using the force he was able to center himself before losing control. He realized that this Bothan is obviously well trained. The only thing he could think of was forcing the target to lose his own focus.
“What is that foul odor, oh wait that’s you.”
“I’m just saying, your breath reminds me of a Hutt, who’s spent the entire day out in the sun on Tatooine.”
“Why you arrogant little worm.”
Cado leapt forward slashing at Aiden, as Aiden pulled out his dual vibrorapiers and parried the blows. By making Cado go berserk he effectively caused the Bothan to lose focus, thus making his weapon usage not as effective.
Still, though, Cado was well trained with his daggers, and Aiden felt it as his left arm received a deep gash by a well-timed counterstrike. Aiden backed away a bit as pain seared through his arm. Aiden focused on the force, alleviating his pain and prepared himself for the Bothan next strike.
Cado again using his extensive training in both bladed weapons, and Jesawndi was towering over Aiden in terms of skill. His brute strength proved to be almost too much for Aiden who was just barely deflecting each blow, due to his own training in Jar’Kai.
Aiden could sense what the next strike was going to be, as Cado slashed again at his left wrist. If he took the hit, the dagger could sever his hand, if he blocked his weapon would be knocked away. Smiling, Aiden chose to block the dagger, and focused the force in his left hand. As the vibrorapiers flew out of Aiden’s hand, lightning shot out, blasting Cado in the chest.
“Shocking, huh.” Aiden quipped.
Once more Aiden realized he was in danger, and he rolled to the right, barely dodging blaster fire. The droid that was with Cado, a MagnaGuard, was firing at him.
“Blast, because Cado himself wasn’t enough.”
Aiden was forced to pull out his Armory lightsaber, and activated the blue beam. He drew upon all of his training to effectively guard the constant blaster fire, the magna guard was firing.
“Why did it have to be a MagnaGuard?” Aiden asked himself.
Too preoccupied with the droid, Aiden didn’t notice Cado get back up, and rush him, jamming a dagger into Aiden’s side. Piecing agony shot throughout Aiden’s body as a blast also hit him in the shoulder, and he dropped to the ground. His lightsaber deactivated and skidding across the ground.
“Stand down.” Cado said to the droid as he stood over top of Aiden. “You have been a real thorn in my side here boy. I might have eve missed my buyer, because of you. So you know what I’m gonna do. I’m gonna kill you, nice and slow. I’m gonna listen to you scream, as the life leaves your worthless body. And I’m going to enjoy every last secon……ugh.”
While Cado ranted about his victory he failed to notice Aiden hold out his hand and pull on the hilt of his lightsaber with the force. While his powers were shaky from the extreme pain he was feeling, he barely made the hilt obey his wishes. But the lightsaber did fly into his hand and with one quick slash, he bisected the gloating Bothan. A red mist shot out form Cado waist as the wounds were cauterized by the lightsabers intense heat. Unable to speak Cado’s top half slid off his bottom and fell to the ground.
“Thanks…for ordering the droid……to stand down.” Aiden groaned out as he stood back up slowly. He searched Cado’s thing and found the stolen Halodisk, as well as at the MagnaDroid’s control rod. Walking over to the droid he ordered it to follow him, as he made his way towards a medical facility.
Aiden took one more look at the MagnaGuard.