First day back to Coruscant high Ahsoka thought to herself. For a sophomore, she was in with just about everybody. She was a member of the cheer squad among some of the most popular girls and friends with the football team, she was also a member of the fencing club who were somewhat obscure but not too obscure, at least not anymore. Though her main friend would be Anakin. He was her mentor when she first joined the fencing club last year and helped her find her way in this school and in turn introduced her to many of the friends she now holds dear like Obi-Wan and Rex.
“Hey, Snips!” Anakin says approaching Ahsoka
“Hey Sky guy!” she says back
“How was your vacation? You were gone all summer, I missed you.”
“I went to Naboo for the summer to my parent’s lake house. I even linked up with Padme. Her parents have a summer home on Naboo.”
Anakin immediately blushed when Ahsoka said Padme’s name. She wasn’t sure if he knew that she could tell he has a huge crush Padme. It didn’t help when they turned the corner that they saw Padme with her boyfriend, Clovis. They were both very popular student council members. Padme stops Ahsoka as she is walking past. “Hey Ahsoka!” she says. Anakin shyly smiles at her much to Clovis’ distaste. Ahsoka responds “hey Padme! Nice to see you again.”
“Nice to see you too, I was meaning to ask if you’ll help me and Satine choose new rookies for the squad this year? Tryouts are after school on Friday.”
“Thank you so much, Ahsoka!”
Ahsoka and Anakin continue walking and Anakin pulls Ahsoka aside
“I don’t know what it is about Clovis, but I just don’t like the man. I don’t think he has good intentions with Padme.”
“They’ve been dating since Valentine’s day last year and Padme is smart enough to dump a guy who is not good; I could do some digging for you if you’d like but I think it’s just because you like Padme” Ahsoka replies playfully nudging her friend
“Of course, I like her, she’s such a good person, why wouldn’t I?” Anakin responds, trying to dodge the hidden meaning behind her words and nudging.
Before any more conversing can happen, Rex, Fives and Echo approach the two, they look so much alike they could be triplets though usually, Cody keeps them in check.
“Where’s Cody, Rex?”
“He’s stuck in a conversation with Obi-Wan.” Referring to the two men down the hall
“Of course, he can chat up anyone” Anakin replies with a laugh
Obi-Wan catches Anakin’s laugh and brings Cody down to the group that has gathered.
“Making fun of the conversational skills Anakin?” Obi-Wan asks with a laugh
“No, I would never do that” Anakin says sarcastically
Obi-Wan makes his way to galactic law with Anakin and Anakin jokes “I hope it doesn’t smell like freshman in here.” Obi-Wan snickers at Anakin’s joke.
Galactic law was an elective that anyone of any grade can take and it was often a large class with more than its fair share of freshman though it was also known to be taken by a lot of student council members. Anakin and Obi-Wan take their seats next to one another. Anakin tries not to stare as Padme enters the classroom, without her boyfriend. She takes a seat in front of Anakin and Satine follows her in not long after and sits next to her in front of Obi-Wan. Anakin looks over at Obi-Wan and can see him … blushing? Obi-Wan of all people has a crush? Anakin slides over a note to his friend that says “Satine huh?” Obi-Wan sends Anakin a glare before their friend Plo walks in and says, “Is this seat taken?”
“Is now” Obi-Wan says motioning for him to sit next to them
Maul walks into class 5 minutes after the bell of course
“You’re late Maul” Mr. 99 says to him
“Tell me about being late and I’ll make it 10 minutes tomorrow” Maul viciously replies
Obi-Wan whispers to Anakin “What interest does Maul have with the law”
Anakin replies “Didn’t even know Maul and law could even be in the same sentence”
Obi-Wan looks over to find Maul looking right at him
Plo interrupts the gossiping session to say, “Mr. 99 doesn’t deserve Maul being a dick but you two should pay attention.”
“Alright class, let’s get into groups of around 4 or 5 for ice breakers”
Plo asks Satine and Padme if they’d like to join his group with Anakin and Obi-Wan, the two exchanging oh shit looks before quickly going back to the discussion that is about to begin. Everyone introduces themselves and Padme starts the conversation by turning to Anakin “You’re Ahsoka’s friend, aren’t you? The one I saw walking with her this morning?”
Anakin is trying to hide his blush to respond to her “Yea, you’re a cheerleader? You asked Ahsoka to help you and Satine pick new rookies.”
“Yes, I’m the captain and Satine is my co-captain.”
Satine ask the 3 guys “What about you 3, I’ve seen you all around, but I don’t really know you all too well
Obi-Wan replies “We’re all in the fencing club but we’re pretty good friends with the football team which may explain why you’ve seen us around” while intently looking at Satine, takin in every detail of her calm yet assertive demeanour. Anakin takes notice and sends his friend a text:
Anakin: You like Satine, don’t you?
Obi-Wan: And you like Padme. How does this have any meaning to what’s going on?
Anakin: I’ll take that as a yes. The virgins club will have a field day with you.
Right before the end of class Satine stops the boys “There’s a party at my place this weekend. I’d love it if you guys would show up” she says particularly looking at Obi-Wan.
Afterwards, Padme nudges her friend “I seen the way you were looking at Obi-Wan during law. What’s going on between you two?”
“Nothing but I do find him cute, that’s why I invited him to my party with his friends as an incentive for him to show up.”
“Satine you’re a genius!”
Clovis comes up behind Padme right after she says that “What did Satine do this time?” he asked.
“She invited the boy she finds cute and his friends to her party so he’ll show up.”
“Damn, for someone who has never had a boyfriend, you know a bit about boys and how the boys stick together.”
“Then where are your boys?” Padme teases Clovis
“I balance my time” Clovis replies before kissing Padme knowing Anakin can see them. Satine looks away in disgust and sees Anakin, Ahsoka and Obi-Wan walking together and decides to walk over and talk to them.
Ahsoka speaks first “Don’t like being the third wheel?”
“Padme and Clovis are unbearable!” Satine says with a laugh “I just need a break from them for a split moment and you came at the right moment”
“Glad we could help” Obi-Wan says to her
“Are you guys all coming to my party this weekend?” She asks the trio
“Wouldn’t miss it, I’m sure Anakin and Obi-Wan feel the same way” Ahsoka replies
“Neither would I or any of the football team for that matter” Rex replies coming up behind them.
“That’s wonderful” Satine replies. She feels Padme’s stare behind her and realizes it’s her cue to end the conversation “Well I’m going to go back over to Padme but I hope to see you all there.”
Yoda: Meet up we need to.
Mace: Me and Plo will be there asap
Anakin: Me and Obi-Wan need to find a way out of our conversation, Ahsoka doesn’t know about this group chat
Mace: The first rule of virgins club is that we don’t talk about virgins club
“Me and Obi-Wan need to talk about something but we’ll meet up after?” Anakin says to Ahsoka and Rex
“uh ok” Ahsoka replies
Anakin and Obi-Wan leave leaving just Rex and Ahsoka to hang out.
“Damn, I thought the whole crew was gonna hang out, first day and all”
“Me too, they think I don’t know about it, but it was probably the virgins club, basically the men in the fencing club.”
“Ha! Lame, if it’s any consolation, you’re welcome to come hang with the football team. You may be a cheerleader but you’re also one of the boys.” Rex replies
Meanwhile, Anakin and Obi-Wan go to see what Yoda wants. Once everyone is there Yoda goes over what he wants to talk about it.
“Simp, we will not. Form attachments we will not. Hm?”
“Agreed” replies Mace
“We shall have another year or virginity,” says Plo Koon
“Let’s toast to that” says Obi-Wan
Anakin remains suspiciously quiet but participates in the toast
After everyone disperses Anakin gets a text from Ahsoka:
Ahsoka: Seeing as you don’t like Clovis, Satine might be your best bet for digging up dirt. She doesn’t appear to like him much either. It may be just that she’s 3rd wheeling but whatever it is, she isn’t too fond of him. Maybe you can help Obi-Wan with his crush in the process ;)
Anakin: Thanks Snips :)
After Anakin puts his phone down, Obi-Wan puts a hand on his shoulder “You seemed rather quiet during the virgins meeting, everything okay?”
“I can tell you’re not. This has to do with Padme doesn’t it?”
Anakin remains silent, not wanting to admit that he has feelings for someone off-limits
“Well, if you ever need to talk, I’m always here and I won’t judge you. Nobody says you have to remain in the virgins club. Honestly, I have wanted to leave it too.
Later in the day, Ahsoka has history class with all sophomores. She has a lot of friends but they’re mostly juniors and seniors. Bariss sits next to her with Fives and Echo sitting behind her
“Hey Ahsoka” Bariss quietly says to Ahsoka
“Hey Bariss, how was your summer?”
“It was pretty good, though we spent a lot of time getting Luminara settled in her new religion school. My parents are very proud of her.”
“Oh, she got in? That’s amazing, though I’ll miss seeing her at fencing club”
Fives pipes up “Religion, lame!” Echo jabs him with his shoulder and exclaims “Fives!”
Other people walk into the class such as Savage, Maul's younger brother but when Lux walks in Ahsoka is awed, he changed a lot from a scrawny little boy to a less scrawny boy.
Last period ends and Ahsoka thinks to herself, this is gonna be an interesting year.