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Episode IV - Hope Returns

Discussion in 'The Movies' started by JadeHeretic, Nov 23, 2007.

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    Bail

    And here came the part where I had to lie. Up til now everything I had said was the truth but this was the crucial point. Luke couldn't know that he'd been imprisoned by none other than his father. More than that I needed to know more about what was happening with Leia and Obi-wan. It would be best to just get this over with and then move the conversation away from his parentage.

    "A young Jedi named Darth Vader, who was Obi-wan's pupil before he turned to evil, helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi Knight... he betrayed and murdered your father. Vader was seduced by what Obi-wan called the Dark Side of the Force." I started but was interrupted when the door slid open. Luke and I both turned to see the imposing figure of Darth Vader consuming the doorframe, flanked by storm troopers. I was on my feet in an instant, even stepping slightly in front of Luke when Vader entered. The stormtroopers aimed their blasters at us and I held up my hands.

    "There's no need to hold the boy Vader," I said. "He's of no use to you. He isn't Anakin's son. Let him go or are you going to invent false charges to hold him here?"

    "The boy is coming with me Bail Organa," Vader hissed. "And your scheduled execution draws very near. It will be a distinct pleasure to see you pay for your crimes."

    "What crimes? Trying to free the Galaxy from oppression? Free it from tyranny!? The more you and your emperor squeeze the galaxy's throat the more star systems will slip through your fingers! Even more so now that Obi-wan is back!"

    "Mara Jade already informed me of this, if the old fool thinks he can challenge me then I welcome it, but I no longer welcome your company."

    There was a tremor in the air and pain gripped my throat as it squeezed shut. I felt my legs dangling in the air as I tried to both glare a final look at Vader and draw breath. Finally the air around me moved and I crashed into the opposite wall gasping for breath. Vader had turned to Luke.

    "Come with me."
     
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    Luke

    "Leave him alone!" I exclaimed as I stood in front of Bail. "I'll come quietly."

    I whispered to Bail just before I left, "Don't worry. I'll be alright."

    Vader's men flanked me on either side, locking my wrists together with binders, while he stood in front and we approached the lift. As the doors closed I looked over to the towering visage of Vader who had his back to me.

    "What do you want with me?" I said...
     
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    ooc: I've actually decided to change a couple of important details from my last post. We'll continue on after we've both adjusted for it.
     
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    Luke

    "Leave him alone!" I exclaimed as I stood in front of Bail. "I'll come quietly."

    I whispered to Bail just before I left, "Don't worry. I'll be alright."

    Vader's men flanked me on either side, locking my wrists together with binders, while he stood in front and we approached the lift. As the doors closed I looked over to the towering visage of Vader who had his back to me. This was the man who'd killed my father. He was the one who'd destroyed the Jedi. And he was the reason my Uncle and Aunt were dead, too.

    "What do you want with me?" I said, barely able to contain the anger in my voice. "Why are you keeping me alive? What do I have that's so important to you other than my father was a famous Jedi?"

    "Quiet, rebel scum," one of the Stormtroopers growled...
     
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    Darth Vader

    The boy had looked frightened and pale every time I'd seen him but now finally he was showing some spine. Showing me some spirit, something that would give me cause to believe he was my son. This much I had known already, I'd learned the truth of it from Owen Lars, but I wanted proof of my own. Bail Organa had clearly lied to me. And I had to ascertain what lies had been planted in the boy's mind and then adjust my plans accordingly.

    I didn't answer his demands however. Instead I kept my stride until we'd reached my personal chambers, a place where I knew we would not be disturbed. We had much to talk about. I would need to fake his death if I decided he was worth keeping. Otherwise Mara Jade was quite correct that the Emperor would want him. I already had plans for the boy. But I needed to know his potential as well.

    "Leave us," I said to the stormtroopers. Once they'd vacated I faced Luke. I could see very little of Amidala in him but his I could feel his strength in the Force, possibly as strong as mine, stronger than Galen's had been.

    "You are the son of Skywalker," I said. For now it was best to keep my identity to myself. I could feel his hatred toward me, he would not be able to handle it just yet. "Which means that unless you become an ally of the Empire you are a threat that must be eliminated."
     
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    Luke

    "Why should I join you?" I scowled. "You're a traitor to the galaxy. The Jedi were created to defend it and instead you destroyed them for your own ambitions. The only threat in this room, a threat to the galaxy, that I see is you. I'll never join you..."
     
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    Darth Vader

    What a petulant attitude! Owen, it seemed, had taught the boy nothing of the way the Galaxy worked of it's history. What should I have expected from a dirt farmer? No doubt he had filled Luke's head with the same meritocratic desires and whims that he had held. The Fool.

    "Do not presume to lecture me young Skywalker," I hissed. "The Jedi Order was a corrupt organization that failed to keep the peace on every level. They allowed the Galaxy to spin out of control until madmen were able to wage civil war against the Senate and it's rightful leader. I did only what was necessary to bring Order to Chaos. Something you clearly do not understand."

    I stepped to my meditation chamber and it opened at my Force command. A lightsaber I had taken from a fallen Jedi floated into the air and then hovered in front of Luke. "You do not yet understand your power. Obi-wan never trained you, that much is clear. That is good, you did not have time to fall under the sway of his lies. I will show you the true nature of the Force. Take the lightsaber, I will teach you how to use it."
     
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    Luke

    "If anyone is a liar then it's you!" I spat. "You betrayed the galaxy to the chaos you pretend to fight! You killed my father!"
     
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    Luke

    "If anyone is a liar then it's you!" I spat. "You betrayed the galaxy to the chaos you pretend to fight! You killed my father!"

    And with that I grabbed the lightsaber, activated it's blue blade and charged Vader! I had no focus except to kill the monster in front of me, no sense of calm. I swung wildly without any control, my anger fueling my clumsy and foolish attack. Vader either easily batted away my strikes with a controlled one-handed parry or would side-step me, he was toying with me. This only furthered my rage and I pressed the attack until Vader deftly disarmed me, sending the lightsaber clattering to the floor. I didn't stop though as I charged with a yell of fury. I didn't care that I had no weapon or that I had no training against someone like Vader, I'd tear him apart with my own bare hands if I had to!
     
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    Darth Vader

    "You have much fire in you," I said, for the first time smiling beneath my helmet. "You will need that if you are to survive my training. But you lack discipline and skill. Those I will teach you."

    I picked him up with the Force, when he was but inches from me. He struggled against it but was completly helpless. He believed that I had killed Anakin Skywalker, my old self, and in a sense one could see it that way. Anakin was truly dead. He had died when Obi-wan had defeated him on Mustafar. I could reveal the truth to him right now, but with the way he was acting, this would only push him over the edge in his hatred for me. It would make him useless to me. No. The time to reveal who we were to each other had not come. Not yet.

    But his anger needed to be redirected, refocused onto something else. He had to at the very least have doubt in his mind as to who was telling him the truth and who was lying. And for that all I needed to do was tell him what really was the truth. From a certain point of view.

    "You have believed the words of murderers and liars without question, but you doubt mine., listen to me and listen to me well stripling. I did not kill your father. It was Obi-wan."
     
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    Luke

    I froze. It couldn't be true, it just couldn't. Obi-Wan killed my father?

    "No," I shook my head to deny the thought from taking over. "That's not true! That's impossible!!"
     
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    Don't change your last post, but just keep in mind that Luke barely knows Obi-wan at this point so he's not likely to go as ballistic as he did in the Empire Strikes back with the Father reveal.

    Darth Vader

    "It is the truth," I said. "Obi-wan conspired with your mother to kill your father when he remained loyal to the Chancellor. When all the other Jedi betrayed the Republic and tried to take over only he and I remained loyal. Obi-wan betrayed and murdered your father. If you want proof of the Jedi's intentions I can supply it. Learn to use the Dark Side of the Force and I will give you a chance at revenge on Kenobi. It is the only way."
     
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    Luke

    I didn't know what to believe anymore. Everything was so confusing! But if what Vader said was true, then it seemed I had no other choice. I had to find out the truth once and for all. Too much had been kept from me, from when I was a kid to now.

    "I...I pledge myself," I said slowly with a shamefully bowed head. "To your teachings..."
     
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    Let's have an edit on that last post. Luke still has hope that he's going to be rescued. The point of this encounter isn't to bring Luke to the Dark Side but to establish doubt in his mind about Obi-wan and to keep the mystery of his parentage alive. Also I want to move on with the other characters so until Ryan feels is around you mind botting Han?
     
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    OOC: Got it, Adam.

    Han

    "Alright!" I exclaimed enthusiastically. "As everyone can see--all blind Jedi excluded--the Falcon is all set to go. If you want to go rescue the kid, now's the time. But remember, I'm expecting a bonus for this. Going after Imperial agents wasn't part of the plan..."
     
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    Vader

    I could tell Luke was teetering, to push too hard now would perhaps be unproductive. I still had time but I would need to act quickly if I was to keep him from the Emperor. With Luke's strength, once he was trained I would be able to overthrow the Emperor and take his place as ruler of the Galaxy. I'd be able to end the Rebellion and at last the Galaxy would know true peace.

    "I will give you 24 hours to think on it," I said. "I am being more than generous in doing so. Furthermore I will supply you with the truth of the Jedi's intentions and how Skywalker remained loyal to the Chancellor in spite of the treachery of the Jedi."

    I signaled the stormtroopers from the other room. Once they were inside I turned to them. "Take him to a holding room, not a cell. See that he receives any medical treatment that he needs, he is allowed no visitors, no one is to know where in the station he is. Violate my orders and my retribution will be swift."

    I turned back to Luke. "Your destiny lies before you Skywalker. Do not walk into it blindly. Know the truth of your past and I will give you everything you could ever want for your future. Think upon what I said."

    Leia

    Winter and I had said our goodbyes and all of us had boarded the Millenium Falcon. Master Halycon had taken to exploring the ship and Obi-wan merely sat in a seat in the hold. I would talk with him later but at the moment I wanted to be in the cockpit when we took off. Fett was there as well, his arms crossed in silence...and that worried me. He had barely spoken a word since we'd rescued Obi-wan. I couldn't help but wonder what was going on in his head.

    "You will have your money," I said. "But for now let the assassin droid plug in the coordinates from the homing beacon and then we can get on our way."
     
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    Han

    "Whatever you say, your worshipfulness," I muttered. I then turned to Goto's former assassin droid. "Hey, rust bucket, you can plug in over at the navigation console but I'm watching you..."


    Luke

    This couldn't be. Obi-Wan killed my father? That made no sense at all. Why would he do it? And my mother conspired with him? That made even less sense! I was so wrapped up in my thoughts I barely registered the Stormtroopers taking me to my new quarters. By the time they left me there I knew that I had to talk to someone other than Vader. Hopefully, I'd have the answers to my questions soon enough...
     
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    Leia

    "Statement: Watch me all you want meatbag," I replied as I stepped to the computer. "You'll find that if I should chose to terminate your pathetic life, watching will be about all you can do."

    "You will not kill anyone aboard this ship for any reason," Obi-wan called from the other room.

    "Retraction: Oh of course not Master! Explanation: As per your orders I will only kill when told to by you or when some ignorant meatbag threatens your life."

    "I can handle myself, no killing."

    "Curse: Shavit."

    I smiled slightly as we took off. The droid entered in the coordinates and then went to the corner and remained motionless. Han and Chewbacca busied themselves with the flying and I leaned over and checked out where we were going. My jaw dropped when I saw it...

    "Alderaan! They're at Alderaan! Maybe we can find my father as well!"
     
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    Han

    "Whatever you say, your highness," I muttered. "But remember, the Falcon may be a great ship but she's only so big."

    I finished setting in the coordinates and turned to Chewie. Chewie gave me a grunt and the wookiee equivalent of a thumbs up indicating we were set to go.

    "Everyone buckle up!" I yelled into the back. "And you're gonna want to take a seat, Fett, unless you like flying off your feet when we take off..."
     
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    Leia

    Fett stared at Han for a moment but then went and took his seat. I however stood up. Both Han and Chewbacca were looking at me curiously now. "I'll go sit in the main hold, somehow I think the middle of the ship will be safer than the cockpit when something malfunctions and we dive nose first into Nar Shadda."

    I quickly moved into the hold where Obi-wan was groping around for his seatbelt. I walked over to him and he looked my direction well before I reached him. I buckled him in then took a place at his side. He smiled at me and then sat back. I didn't know what to say to him...this was really the first time we'd had something close to a calm moment and now I didn't know what to say to the famed time displaced Jedi Master...something that would have been worse if Halycon had been in the room.

    "I believe that I will try a healing trance," Obi-wan said as the ship took off. "Perhaps it will further the recovery of my eyes."

    I nodded and pulled out the lightsaber that had belonged to Anakin Skywalker. I'd gotten it back during the fight and after Arden had turned it down. I still felt attached to it even though rightfully it probably belonged to Luke.

    "I saw a Jedi in a vision," I finally said, Obi-wan opened his eyes and looked at me curiously. "He called himself Qui-gon Jinn."

    "Master Qui-gon?" Obi-wan smiled. "What did he say to you?"

    "He...he told me to find you...and..." I paused for a moment. "And he said that you could train me to be a Jedi Knight. I don't know what he was talking about."

    Obi-wan scratched his beard for a moment and then leaned forward. "Master Qui-gon was quite correct. You can be trained to become a Jedi. Your birth Father was a powerful Jedi once and you share that power."

    Questions about my birthfather loomed but they conflicted too much with my worry over the man I considered to be my Father. "So you can train me?"

    "It is a choice only you can make," he replied. "The life of a Jedi is hard but very rewarding. The Galaxy needs Jedi to help restore order. It is up to you."

    I looked at the lightsaber again and then surprsiingly thought of Arden. She was amazing in the way she carried herself and I just knew she would be every bit as impressive in battle as Obi-wan. I knew how to take care of myself with a blaster, but a Jedi...that was an edge that would trump just about everything. I could defend people so much better that way...I could save Luke...

    I turned to Obi-wan. "Very well, I commit myself to your teaching Master Obi-wan."

    "So be it."
     
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    Han

    When we exited the atmosphere of Nar Shaddaa I was still muttering at Leia under my breath.

    "...rash nose first into Nar Shaddaa my butt..." I grumbled. "...aught to throw her out the airlock..."

    Just then Chewie grunted at me, distracting me from the sadistic thought of watching Leia flip end over end in space.

    "Eh, what?" I said. Chewie pointed out that we were all set to jump. "Oh, right.

    "Alright hang on, rust bucket," I said to HK-47 before pulling back on the hyperspace levers...
     
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    Obi-wan

    I was just beginning to run Leia through some rudimentary Force exercises when Captain Solo announced that we were about to make the jump to lightspeed. I continued with my basic lessons, knowing that the jump would likely do little to interrupt us. Leia was responsive and willing. Surprisingly so for someone her age. Even better, she had more focus than a child so many of the issues training a child would have brought didn't exist.

    The ship shuttered and we jumped to hyperspace...and there was a loud crash from the cockpit. Followed by the very irritated voice for my newly acquired droid.

    "Exclamation: You call that a hyperspace jump! I'm surprised we didn't ricochet into a supernova in this rickety scrape pile!"
     
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    Han

    "Somehow, I remember saying 'buckle up' and 'hang on.' Maybe you're not so great as you make yourself out to be," I retorted. "Hey, Kenobi! I think your droid is malfunctioning. Take my advice and sell it for scrap.

    "Not that you'll get much..." I added under my breath...
     
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    Obi-wan

    "Believe me, if he was not a historical artifact I would seriously consider doing just that," I replied.

    "Lamentation: Master you wound me!"

    "Let's get back to your lessons," I said to Leia. I instructed her to close her eyes and to breath slowly, to reach out through the Force and feel the life in the ship. She was doing well...but I was going to have to teach her more as soon as we got the all clear to stand up.
     
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