The morning went well. I was able to serve Failure to Appear Notices on most of the being on the list. The Rodian, 2 of the Hutts (Thacha the Hutt moved with no forwarding address) were easy. The Mandalorian was a little harder, but I led him to believe there was a bounty on Thacha, but to take the job he needed a clean record and would have to stop by the Coruscant court house and clear up his little problem. Fell for it like a handmaiden hearing one of Captain Typho’s lines for the first time.
Anyhow, I saved the worst for last and headed over to the Jedi Temple.
Man that’s a lot of steps. I am little winded when I get to the top. A trooper better get in shape if he’s climbing these stairs any time soon.
Then I heard a small voice.
‘Hey, mister. Why didn’tcha use the escalator?”
I look at what has to be one of the smallest Jedi. What that hanging out of his nose? A crayon?
I turn on the official charm. “Hi, kiddo. Can you tell me if Anakin Skywalker is home?”
“My name is Harvey. I like Cheetos and wrasseling, just like my hero”
I nod pleasantly. “Uhh, that nice. But is Skywalker in the Temple”
“Master Yoda not here. He with his big brother, Baboo”
Dang, this kid isn’t the brightest lightsaber in the room. “What?? Come on kid, just…”
“My name is Harvey. Master Windu has smelly feet. Do you have smelly feet? Wanna see what we learned in Jedi class today”
“I’ll tell you what ki… Harvey, you can show me what you learned and then take me to Skywalker, Okay?”
“Okay, it called Force push” Harvey look at me and pushes his hand out slowly. I felt the slightest tap on my chest
I start walking to the Temple door. “That great Harvey, I am sure you make a great Jedi, someday. Now can we…”
“Wait wait I can do better” Harvey looks and pushes faster. Something hit my chest like a charging Banta and I am flung down the Temple Stairs.
Screaming like a protocol droid all the way.
It’s going to be a long afternoon.