‘Star Wars:Rogue Planet’ – Chapter 17

Okay, so I’ll be honest, Josh and I woke up pretty late this morning.  I believe we both woke up around 11 a.m.  Josh and Joanne had a wedding they needed to get to and Josh was kind enought to take me to the Wendy’s in East Rochester to meet Heather so she could take me to my parents’ house.  We met there and went to my parent’s home where my kids were playing in the pool (imagine that!) and were just having a ton of fun!  I sat down and ate lunch with my parents and had some time to visit with them.  I helped my dad figure out how to level off the ground where they had their bushe removed in the front of the house and we decided we were going to move some dirt from their compost pile to the ground to the front of the house to level out the ground.  As we were doing this, Tara came running to us and told us that the pool was leaking.  We went to check out the pool and sure enough, it was leaking.  So, we emptied out the pool and dad went to the store and got “man’s best friend”.  You know, duct tape!  Anyway, we duct taped the pool when it was dry and it seemed to work fine.

We had a wonderful dinner as always at my parents that consisted of steak and baked potatoes.  It’s been a while since I’ve had a grilled steak so that was really a nice treat.  We then got the kids ready for bed as we know tommorrow is going to be a long day.  We have been invited to Uncle Mike, Aunt Trish, and Cousin Katie’s church and then house for a barbecue. It sounds like they have a ton of food, which sounds good to me and makes my son a very happy person.

Okay, time to talk about Chapter 17 of “Star Wars:Rogue Planet” by Greg Bears…..

Chapter 17:  Anakin was depressed by his first glimpse of the planet.  The woman of the planet took off her helmet and mask to reveal her gray-white hair and deep blue eyes.  She asks Obi-Wan if Anakin is his son and he replies that he’s a student and that he himself, is a teacher.  She notes they are rich since they are about to buy a ship.  She asks who their financial backer is and Obi-Wan replies that it is academic in nature.  She tells him they don’t sell ships to research groups and to go home.  Obi-Wan said they came a long way and she retorted, “from teh center of the universe”!  She tells them they must prove themselves and that no visitor to Zenoma Sekot can stay longer than sixty days.  Obi-Wan said they were hoping to be treated well when the woman’s face softened and she began to act like she knew them as friends.  Anakin asked Obi-Wan what he did and he shrugged.  She told them to head south and that their ship would be ready in four days.  She asked them to follow her.  As they did, Obi-Wan instinctively reached for his lightsaber.  Obi-Wan worried about the mission and of his padawan.  He began to sense a shift in the balance of The Force.  Then Obi-Wan realized that Anakin was what was causing the unbalance of Force.  The women led them to a small, disk-like transport that would take them south.  Obi-Wan pulled out his comlink adn told Charza Kwinn to stay around as long as he could and then to leave, but stay nearby somewhere.

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