The planet of Annaj, more specifically the cemetery. A funeral was being held in honor of a fallen soldier of the Fringe Confederation. Jared Ovmar, Lord of the Fringe, stood patiently on the platform and awaited the crowd to settle down and take a seat. Many people had come to witness the ceremony and even more were waiting now to hear some words of respect. The had not known the guardsman personally, but it was still his responsibility to say something to ease the mind of the loved ones that were left behind. Of course the expenses would be paid and the family would be supported by the Confederation. They took care of their own.
With an almost inaudible cough he stepped to the microphone and began to speak.
“Bob Bobinson Parker was a good man.” The words were spoken with a passion, he had not known to be in him. “A loyal man. He did his job and never complained. He was a guardsman, but more importantly he was a husband and a father.” His back straightened as the words flowed out of him with intensity. He was getting angry, angry at the world for allowing this man to die. Die and leave two children behind and his wife. While certain other individuals were allowed to roam the galaxy still. “His job was a dangerous one, but Bob knew that someone had to do it. Cold-blooded murder is the only way you could describe his death and the only thing I can give you, Miss Bobinson Parker, is the knowledge that his death was a quick one. The same cannot be said about the murderer's death, it was painful and slow. Your husband's death has been avenged by the Grand Admiral herself.” he coughed again as he considered. “Let us take a moment to think about Bob Bobinson Parker. About the man behind the suit. Let us think about.. Justice.” Then he stepped back again in silence.
It should have been an uneventful evening, guarding a wounded plant, what could go wrong? It only needed some water, plenty of sunlight and air. But in the end it was clear that even a plant could be a danger to people. Bob learned that the hard way, but his sacrifice will ensure the future generations will never trust plants again. Their thorns will be removed and their water sources poisoned, for a better and.. safer tomorrow.