Kipper walked to the council with his head held high and his breathing even. If they were going to expel him, he wasn’t going to let them know It upset him. He wouldn’t it wasn’t even an option in his mind.
He pushed open the door and stepped inside, looking around at all the Masters. Each face grimmer then the last.
Master Grogu waved him towards the middle of the circle. Kipper walked slowly towards it and stood where he had been instructed facing Master Grogu.
Master Grogu folded his hands and said, “Explain yourself young Padawan.”
Kipper stood tall and looked the master in the eyes, “I was weak for a second, Master Grogu. I let my Emotions get the best of me and acted on them.”
Master Blisk leaned back “That seems to be happening to you a lot lately,” he pointed out glaring at Kipper.
Kipper glared back but didn’t skip a beat, “I am going through the most confusing time of my life.” He said talking about growing up.
“That is not a good reason,” Master Venag’i said with a scowl, “I don’t see any of the other students trying to commit a murder!” She hadn’t meant to sound so mad, but her blood was boiling.
Master Grogu raised a hand, “Masters, let’s all calm down.” He looked around at the council, “Who thinks he should be allowed to stay?” a few hands went up. “And who thinks he should be expelled? The rest of the arms rose into the air.
Kipper’s shoulder drooped slightly the only indication that his upset him. The majority wanted him gone.
Master Grogu let out a sigh. He hated this part every time it occurred, “Kipper. Please return to you room and pack your things, you will be out of here tomorrow morning. You will leave your Saber behind.”
He nodded, turned and exited the room. He wanted to hurt someone. To cry. But he wouldn’t. He would walk out of here back straight and head held high. He returned to his room and looked around. Tonight would be his last night here. He packed his things and sat down in the now empty room.
He shook his head and mumbled to himself, “If I wait until morning to leave, they will take my saber.” His eyes determined, he looked out at the fading light, “I will leave tonight,”