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Padmé Naberrie Amidala Skywalker ([personal profile] padme_amidala) wrote2013-11-16 11:03 pm
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( In complete opposition of her last entry on the network, Padmé is dressed plainly. Her hair is gathered into a simple bun and the only addition to her white shirt and pants are her wings, of course, which are as brilliant white as always. She steps out onto one of the Luceti streets, heading for the forest at a quick stride. )

I am doing what I can to strengthen myself, but there is only so much that I can teach myself. I had tutors of all sorts when I was in office. They taught me how to defend myself and I haven't forgotten those lessons. Still, it would be easier if I had someone to work with.

( She stops in front of one tree, which has something like a dummy hanging from it. )

The sensitivity in my wings doesn't go away, but I'm getting used to it. ( As she talks, she wraps what look like bandages around her knuckles. She then proceeds to hit, kick, punch, dodge and do everything in her power to pretend the dummy is an enemy that she must evade at all costs. ) This is...a...good...stress release!

( Only when she has worn herself out does she step back and brush the stray strands of hair out of her eyes. )

I know there's a gym, but I like being...outside. ( Taking a deep breath and moving to lean her back against the tree trunk, Padmé looks up at the sky. ) I've always liked being outside.
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[personal profile] thefinaljedi 2013-11-17 06:57 am (UTC)(link)
[Luke feels more than a little compelled to go looking for Padme, not because he's worried, but more because he's curious to see this in person rather than over the journals. He approaches silently, and watches her boxing while leaning against a tree.]
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[personal profile] thefinaljedi 2013-11-17 07:11 am (UTC)(link)
No, not at all. I'd thought you'd be more of an Echani fighter than Teras Kasi...but I can certainly see the need.

[Luke smiles right back and straightens off the tree.]

Martial arts are definitely an important skill for anyone in a position of authority. I take it assassination attempts were normal?
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[personal profile] thefinaljedi 2013-11-17 11:28 am (UTC)(link)
Good. That's something I've started making sure new Jedi learn as well.

[Luke rolls his shoulders, loosening them up a bit.]

That's clever. Leia's handmaiden, Winter, did that for her growing up and all through the Rebellion. I think she's retired now, but it's certainly an effective means of putting people off your trail. Though I'm sorry to hear about the necessity of such things.
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[personal profile] thefinaljedi 2013-11-20 03:06 pm (UTC)(link)
No, no. Just stretching. Thought I'd follow your lead.

[He starts to move through a few forms of unarmed combat, lightsaber training stances meant to disarm and distract.]

You can't blame yourself for her death, Mother. It was the aggressors decision, not yours. And that's one of the dangers of being in the public eye. As unfortunate as that is.
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[personal profile] thefinaljedi 2013-11-24 05:40 am (UTC)(link)
For a time.

[Luke keeps going, unhurried.]

But in the end, he didn't last. Like any tyrant.


[personal profile] tessen 2013-11-19 02:06 am (UTC)(link)
If you're looking to learn how to defend yourself, I teach girls how to fight. We're called the Kyoshi Warriors, and we're always looking for new members.


[personal profile] tessen 2013-11-19 04:17 pm (UTC)(link)
At the Battle Dome in the morning, if you're able to handle waking up early.


[personal profile] tessen 2013-11-23 05:20 am (UTC)(link)
Great. You'll be learning a whole new style, but you're welcomed to show me yours, and we can work it in somehow.