Thinking about Ahsoka’s first mission with the Wolfpack after the Ventress “incident”
(Or Ahsoka is the little sister to the Wolfpack part so many)
It happens within the first year of the Clone Wars, Ahsoka is being tosses around mission to mission, her and Plo don’t see each other much.
She had only met the Pack once or twice and had never had an opportunity to genuinely get to know them.
Wolffe was stern. But kind. Kind enough to smile at her before she left.
They’re all different.
They follow Wolffe’s lead.
And Wolffe doesn’t talk much anyone. And Wolffe has a sharp edge to his sense and a strange coldness in his soul now. And Wolffe doesn’t talk to Ahsoka.
And so the Pack doesn’t talk to Ahsoka.
And their helmets stay on.
And the first mission is awkward and terrible.
But that night by the fire, Ahsoka is eating next to Plo, and no one is speaking. Until Plo says:
“Little ‘Soka, won’t you tell the boys about your studies? The Pack knows much about star charts, perhaps they can help you.”
And the tension is broken.
And Ahsoka learns that Comet gets his name from the stars, and his love of the galaxy. And they’re talking first, and Comet shows her how to find your center no matter what planet your on.
And then Boost tells him they’re charting all wrong, so he steps in, and soon they all have their hands raised to the stars, showing Ahsoka how to know where you are.
And Sinker tells Ahsoka how to memorize star rotations, and how to feel the pull of gravity even when it’s gone.
And when Ahsoka looks over the fire, Wolffe and Plo are sitting side by side, engaged in quiet conversation. And Wolffe has his helmet off.
And he says,
“Don’t let them confuse you ‘Soka, you’ll do just fine.”
And he sounds different now, voice gruff and tired. But-
Ahsoka smiles, a step was enough.
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