All your blind Obi stuff is awesome and adorable and what happens when Qui Gon *does* come back to the front lines? Is Obiwan sent back to the Temple? Or is he kept around, like a cat?
There was a soft growling on either side of him as the gunship shook under them and Obi-Wan held onto the strap. “Steady there pilot.” He called out, grinning at the brush of fur on either side of him.
“Sorry General! Its really bad down there. I don’t think I’ll be able to land.” The trooper called back.
“That’s fine. I like making an entrance anyhow!” Obi-Wan laughed as the two creatures beside him growled in pleasure at the laugh. “Just open the hatch for me and we’ll take care of it.”
“You sure sir?”
“I’ve made far sharper drops then this.”
Anakin cursed as he deflected yet another blast, ignoring the blood trailing down his cheek. “Qui-Gon! This isn’t going to well!” He called out over the battle dim.
“I know! This is not according to pla-ah!” The far taller Jedi was floored by shrapnel and Anakin cursed as he jumped to the mans defense. “Again master?!”
“To many projectiles for an old man Anakin.” The bleeding Jedi offered in return. “But its just a flesh wound despite the heavy bleeding.” He breathed out and put his hand to healing it to return to the fight. “We should consider retreat.”
“If we go now, we will never get back the advantage we have and we’ll never reach the city!” To many lives had been scarified already for this to not let it matter. “What we could really do with is some Force forsaken backup!” Anakin snapped.
Qui-Gon was about to answer when they all heard the low hum of an approaching gunship.
“Anakin, how did…wait.” Qui-Gon reached out his senses to the ship, feeling an all to familiar Force energy bubbling in it. “Obi-Wan.” He breathed out.
“Oh thank the Force, we could do with his help.” Anakin laughed breathlessly. “But I’m not sure the gunship will be able to land.”
“I’d appreciate any help General Kenobi could come with honestly.” Commander Cody called out to them. Qui-Gon lost a bit of track of the gunship after that as he was forced to defend himself and his troopers from a volley of droids.
When he looked up again the gunship was hovering and the ramp was lowering. “Oh no.”
“What? Oh dear, he’s going to jump!? oh fuck he brought the cats!” Anakin laughed out in delighted shock shock.
“The cats?” The Commander asked before quite a few were left staring as a blurred tan and white shape suddenly jumped from the ramp of the ship only to be quickly followed by two much larger furred shapes in a blur after it.
Obi-Wan Kenobi landed in a smooth crouch, one hand to the ground to take some of the impact of his legs as two felines landed beside him on their cloven feet. The two meter tall cats snarled, their tusks jutting out on their lower jaw as their body tensed for the sprint, spur ended tails flickering in agitation behind them. Around their necks blue collars with lights on activated each time a blast came near the creatures, deftly deflecting them out of the path of the cats.
“Tusk cats.” Cody blinked.
“Obi-Wan’s tusk cats to be precise. Gifts from Naboo years ago now. Also fiercely protective of Obi-Wan and only listen to him.” Qui-Gon laughed a tiny bit as his former padawan stood slowly and activated his lightsaber, a fierce grin crossing the blind mans face.
With Force enhanced speed Obi-Wan moved forward, swiftly cutting a path through the droids with the cats first behind him before they speed past their master and plowed into the army in front of them, the squeal of metal crunching under their hooves
“We wanted backup, we got a one man army and his pets.” Anakin shook his head then grinned and vaulted forward to catch up to his brother padawan and the cats, leaving Qui-Gon to cover the rear.
“Commander, please stop drooling. Obi-Wan is quite nice to look at but please do it when we’re not fighting.”
Obi-Wan gave a loud laugh as Anakin landed beside him, Los and Atlast snarling in greeting to the other Jedi.
“I thought you were on medical leave!” Anakin called out while slicing through several combat droids as the cats stalked around them, swiping out their own to keep them of the clones and the Jedi’s.
“I am!” Obi-Wan laughed, a smear of oil on his face and armor. “And then I convinced the healers to fix me up and send me out!”
That got a laugh out of Anakin. “ONLY YOU!” He called as they advanced forward.