A few standard days later, Nomi and Dash were on the landing pad to make their fighters ready for takeoff when a transporter of the Resistance, escorted by two X-wings landed.
The hatch opened, the ramp lowered and a for Nomi familiar woman emerged in D'Qar's morning sun.
Leia Organa, who was no longer Princess of Alderaan but the general and founder of the Resistance. Behind Leia came C-3PO, her protocol droid, who oddly had a red arm.
The General squinted in the sun and shielded her eyes with her hand when she looked in Nomi's direction.
Suddenly a smile brightened her face by the time she recognized her old friend. She hurried toward her, then stopped abruptly and walked at a measured step.
She had probably remembered that a general shouldn't run like a little girl. Nomi went to meet her, and they met halfway.
Leia smiled, but the Jedi saw that behind the smile deep grief was hidden. The two women embraced each other. Then Leia broke from the embrace and looked at Dash, who was slowly approaching.
"I might have guessed that it wouldn't take long until you join us. It will be a pleasure for you to hear that I could get flight simulators. They're just unloading the cargo."
She pointed to the transporter behind her, to which were brought binary load lifters.
"And then I have something else, rather someone on board, you will be delighted."
At that moment, a young, red-haired woman stepped out of the transporter.
"Tasherit!" Nomi ran toward her daughter, while a black-haired pilot jumped out of his fighter and also headed for the young woman.
Lieutenant Katarn, for he was the black-haired pilot, was faster than Nomi, and reached Tasherit before her.
The Jedi didn't believe her eyes when Katarn bend down to Tasherit and gave her a long, tender kiss.
'That's gone pretty fast with them,' thought Nomi.
Startled the two went apart when Nomi stood beside them and cleared her throat. Tasherit blushed and looked embarrassed to the ground.
The Jedi shook Katarn's hand, who was also slightly embarrassed, and looked into his phenomenally blue eyes. "Thank you that you've found our daughter, Lieutenant."
"You're welcome, Commander." He put his arm around Tasherit. "Your daughter is very important to me, you know. When I heard that she was missing, I immediately volunteered.
I was sure that I would find her."
Nomi responded: "I can imagine. Your father is Kyle Katarn, right?"
Jaden nodded. The Jedi looked at him thoughtfully, when she reached out with the Force and was looking for a certain point in his inside. When she found the point, she was slightly pushed back.
Nomi smiled. "You're Force sensitive, Lieutenant, like your father. But he didn't train you, or the reaction would have been stronger. I wonder why he didn't train you.
You have potential, because otherwise you wouldn't have been able to find Tasherit so quickly."
The young lieutenant shrugged. "My father didn't want anything to do with the Jedi and the Force. He was shocked when he realized that I could use the Force."
Nomi looked at him in surprise. "It must be clear to your father that it is dangerous if he leaves you untrained."
Jaden laughed. "I'll be careful, Commander."
The Jedi could only shake her head at so much carelessness.
Dash appeared and had heard the last part of the exchange of words.
He looked at his wife and then stated the question of which Nomi had hoped he wouldn't ask: "Can't you train the young man, darling?"
The Jedi shook her head. "No, Dash, I'm not a Jedi Master, like Luke. I can't do this, otherwise I would have been able to train our children by myself. And you know why we went to Dagobah."
Her husband nodded thoughtfully.
He remembered clearly how his wife had almost killed her childhood friend Luke during a lightsaber training in the throne room of the former Imperial Palace,
when she was standing under the influence of the late Emperor. Her children were at the time also in danger of succumbing to the insinuations of the evil presence. The former mercenary sighed.
"You're right, Nomi. Luke should train the young man."
Leia, who was not far away, listened attentively, when her brother's name was mentioned and came closer. Jaden Katarn saluted before the general, but Leia ignored him. She turned to Nomi.
Again the Jedi felt the hidden sorrow behind her friend's smile.
"Can I come to you this evening?" Nomi and Dash nodded. "Thank you, my friends."