It's the Truth, I Swear!
by Mary Christmas (unicorn_76010 at lycos.com)
"Perfect," Lestrade muttered as she ducked behind a pillar inside
the building she'd crawled into, as a group of robed individuals
both young and old walked by. Of all the many thousands (possibly
millions) of places on the planet, the Jedi Temple would be the
first one she came to.
After the group had passed, she hesitantly walked out. At least
Palpy had been good enough to give her something that would help
her blend in. Surely the Temple had visitors, considering that
their Archives were some of the most extensive in the galaxy.
And, even if she were in the wrong part she could always say she
was lost, which was the complete truth.
Still, she kept her guard up. What if Palpatine had anticipated
her escaping, and had planned on her coming here? In the movies
he had seemed to be two or three steps ahead of the Jedi, no
matter what happened. In a way though, she was a few steps ahead
herself, considering the movies.
So caught up in her thoughts as she was, she didn't notice the
trio of beings walking up behind her until she felt a hand on her
shoulder. Instantly on the defensive, she whirled around,
crouching slightly with her hands up. And nearly fell backwards
Yoda, Mace Windu and Kenobi were all standing there, right in
front of her. Quickly composing herself she straightened up. This
was almost as exciting as when she had first seen Holmes open his
Then she realized that these three had probably been sent by
Palpatine who knew she was going to come here and...
"I never did get your name," Kenobi said softly, a trace of
amusement lacing his voice, "And I would consider it bad manners
to not be able to thank the one who saved my life. Where is your
"Oh...uh...my name's Beth...and Watson's...." She stopped and
shook her head, a great idea having just come to her. She
desperately hoped it would work considering the other two were
measuring her up. "I'm not from this galaxy...I don't even think
I'm from this universe...no, wait...Watson -- who isn't just a
droid -- and I were chasing a criminal when we got stuck in
Chancellor Palpatine's office. I told Palpatine that I was here
to assassinate someone, and he got this weird smile on his
"How do you know us if you're not from here?" Windu asked,
suspicion clearly written on his smooth features.
Here I go again, she thought. "Where I come from there are
these movies that were really popular. They were all about this
universe. I can prove it." She turned to Obi-wan. "You just came
back from finding out that a bounty hunter has been hired to kill
Senator Amidala. And now Anakin has been sent to Naboo and you're
about to go find out what you can about that um...dart thing."
The expressions on their faces were priceless.
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