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Kanan Jarrus, The Last Padawan ([personal profile] uncertain_dume) wrote in [community profile] fandomtownies2017-06-30 08:20 am

The Park by the Duck Pond, Friday Morning

Kanan was out practising in the park again today. Sort of. He'd taken Stance for a walk, and just happened to bring his broomstick lightsaber stand-in along with him, in case the pup had decided to run off and torment the flamingos or something.

'In case,' as if that wasn't basically exactly what was going to happen.

So he was stealing a few minutes while Stance terrorized the birds to attempt to remember what he could about the Ataru form. Master Billaba had trained him well enough in the defensive form Soresu to keep him alive through the war, but that meant that any more aggressive forms had fallen to the wayside pretty hard. And after eight... going on nine years without wielding a lightsaber for any significant purpose, muscle memory from Master Yoda's training sessions with the younglings wasn't exactly going to cut it.

After a good fifteen, twenty minutes of waving a stick around and feeling like an idiot, Kanan said to hell with it and just slid back into Soresu forms again. He wasn't going to magically dredge up something he didn't know without help, and it wasn't like he could just look it up on the HoloNet or anything.

He was still mostly convinced that this was stupid and he'd be better off doing target practice with his blaster, instead.

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[personal profile] vdistinctive 2017-06-30 04:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh hey, great minds and all that, Eliot was also out walking his dog in the park this morning!

He didn't have a practice sword with him, though.

"Nice form," he said, while patiently waiting for Val to finish investigating ever single inch of a nearby tree. "Though I'd hope your actual weapon's better balanced than that broomstick."
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[personal profile] vdistinctive 2017-06-30 05:15 pm (UTC)(link)
"Right, 'cause if you do the bad guys will immediately zero in on your location." Eliot wasn't as sarcastic as he could be on that, but he wasn't not sarcastic.
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[personal profile] vdistinctive 2017-06-30 05:22 pm (UTC)(link)
"Hence the broomstick. Which is definitely just as good as training with an actual weapon." Eliot shook his head and casually started to circle Kanan, checking out how he held the stick. "Don't get me wrong, this is definitely better'n nothing. But doesn't your giant, state-of-the-art galaxy at least have the concept of a bokken?"
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[personal profile] vdistinctive 2017-06-30 05:31 pm (UTC)(link)
"Pretty sure you can find an artist to mock you up something at least in a 'theoretical' laser sword style," Eliot said. "And — I mean, you're listenin' to yourself, right? It has a low power mode. Kinda wrecks your whole 'don't want to cut off my own head' argument."
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[personal profile] vdistinctive 2017-06-30 05:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Eliot nodded guilelessly. "I mean, probably."

If Kanan ever got his laser sword groove back, he could maybe train Eliot in how to defend against one! You never knew when you were going to have to fight an alien with a laser sword!
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[personal profile] vdistinctive 2017-06-30 06:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Not really if he actually wanted to end up using them.

Eliot stepped back a pace and folded his arms, watching the process with interest.

"So if you're so set against ever usin' it, why do you carry the pieces around with you?"
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[personal profile] vdistinctive 2017-06-30 06:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Eliot nodded. "I've met the occasional former soldier who carries around broken guns for pretty much the same reason."
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[personal profile] vdistinctive 2017-06-30 06:49 pm (UTC)(link)
"Surviving, sure," Eliot said softly. "But at a certain point you gotta start living again, too."

Then he went silent, not wanting to break Kanan's concentration. It still tripped him out a bit, even after all these years, to see something that simply wasn't physically possible on his world happen before his eyes. It did the little kid he used to be good to get a bit of wonder in now and again.
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[personal profile] vdistinctive 2017-06-30 07:03 pm (UTC)(link)
"Ignorin' 'em ain't exactly made 'em go away, has it." Eliot shook his head. "Take it from a guy with plenty of scars of his own he both is and ain't dealin' with properly."

Eliot refused to use guns because of some of his own scars. But he didn't go around carrying gun pieces and torturing himself with them, and he kept in practice taking them apart so he could deal with them when he had to.
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[personal profile] vdistinctive 2017-06-30 07:12 pm (UTC)(link)
"I'm gonna take that as a compliment," Eliot said. "And hey, if it lets me see this sucker in action. . . ."
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[personal profile] vdistinctive 2017-06-30 07:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Eliot shrugged. "That's most of what I do when I'm training with my swords, too."
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[personal profile] vdistinctive 2017-06-30 07:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Eliot stayed back and continued to watch, shifting his own weight a little to mimic the posture as he studied it.

What? Muscle memory was super useful.
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[personal profile] vdistinctive 2017-06-30 08:28 pm (UTC)(link)
A slow smile spread across Eliot's face as he continued to watch, circling again to see the forms from as many angles as possible. A lot of it was just the joy of watching a well-executed, well-structured, entirely new martial art in action, even if just in practice, noting its similarities and differences with forms he knew. And part of it was absolutely the fact that it was all being done with a glowing sword.

It even made noise! Maybe not the satisfying *swoosh* *clang* of metal on metal, but a whole *vvvsssszzzzhhhh* thing that was just . . . neat.

Alright, fine. Maybe he'd finally let Hardison talk him into watching Space Battles.

"Man, we have got to spar sometime."

Awww, Kanan! He was so impressed he didn't even call you "kid"!

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