At the evening went Nomi Darklighter to the little clearing, which she had discovered during the atmosphere flight with the X-wing.
She had hidden her lightsaber in a small rucksack, which she carried on her back. Despite everything she won't neglect her Jedi training.
She unpacked her lightsaber when she had reached the clearing and lay it at her side on the ground. Then she settled down under a tree and began to meditate.
Peace and quiet enclosed her, while she breathed regular, how Luke Skywalker had taught her once.
She summoned her lightsaber with the Force, it flew in her hand and she activated it in a flowing movement.
She looked satisfied at the green blade, standing out against the dark surroundings.
Some time ago she had replaced the Corusca gem, which had produced a red blade, with a new crystal from Illum.
With the new blade she honored her late father, whose lightsaber had the same blade color. The Corusca gem was back in its place in the ring Dash had bought on Corellia long time ago.
Nomi brandished her saber. Yes, it lay nicely in her hand as ever. The Jedi practiced deliberate the phases of lightsaber combat.
Then she jumped up, somersaulted with her lightsaber in hand and landed a few meters apart safely on her feet. Pleased she went back to the place where she had left her rucksack.
She opened it and unpacked a trainings remote which would punish every failure with a tiny laser beam.
After she had adjusted the beam's intensity, the Jedi activated the remote, which now floated lurking in the air.
Nomi closed her eyes and reached carefully out with the Force. At the same moment the remote attacked. It came from the left and shoot a tiny laser beam in the Jedi's direction.
Nomi deflected the beam and instead in her thigh it went in a nearby tree. The remote attacked again and again, but the Jedi deflected with closed eyes every attempt.
It was impossible to run through her defense. Finally the preprogrammed training sequence was over and the remote sunk to the ground.
Nomi deactivated her lightsaber, resumed the remote and put both back in her rucksack. Sweat-soaked but pleased she settled down at tree to rest before she would make her way back.
Suddenly there was a crack to hear in the undergrowth and footfalls. Nomi startled and drew her blaster.
Poe Dameron stood in front of the Jedi and stared at her, while Nomi put her blaster back in the holster.
"What are you doing here, Commander Darklighter?"
The Jedi asked herself if Dameron had sighted her lightsaber practices.
"I wanted to be alone for a spell, Commander Dameron."
He nodded. "I can understand it. Sometimes I need a little time for myself too." He turned to leave."I see you tomorrow, Commander Darklighter."
Nomi breathed a sigh of relief. Apparently Dameron had overlooked her lightsaber practices. She grabbed her rucksack and went back to her barrack where Dash was already waiting for her.
When he saw how sweat-soaked she was he looked caring at her. "You should gear down at your age, Darling."
Nomi poked her husband. "What do you mean with at my age."
She undressed laughing and went to the refresher. "I've met Poe Dameron at the clearing."
Dash wrinkled his forehead. "I hope he hadn't seen what you're doing there."
Nomi shook her head, while she enjoyed the shower. "No, I don't think so. Otherwise he would mentioned it to me, Dash."
The Jedi came back with a towel slung to her body and gave her husband a kiss.
"Don't worry. I'm sure Dameron hadn't seen anything. Let's go to bed. Tomorrow the young commander will certainly test how good we two old fossils are at the laser cannons."