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Episode IV - Hope Returns

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

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    Leia

    The princess could hardly believe what had just happened. Only moments ago she had been practicing trying to use her newly discovered Force powers, now she was standing in the cockpit of a trash pile ship staring into an asteroid field of debris that used to be her home planet. She felt numb to say the very least, if not devastated. The Jedi with her and the bounty hunter were right, this was the location of Alderaan and that field of rock out there was what was left of her home.

    She fought the urge to break down and mourn the loss of all she had known. Her family, her friends, all gone with the destruction of Alderaan. Part of her wished that she had gone with them if only so she could have been there to see her parents, well her adoptive parents, one last time. But she had to stay strong. There were other things to do first; she could mourn her loss later in private after all this was over.

    The Empire had destroyed it somehow. Perhaps it had something to do with that space station that Kenobi was so certain they were looking at. The ship jolted as she was caught in its tractor beam.

    Trying her best to stay calm she listened to the different suggestions as to how to get out of this one. There was probably no way they were going to fight this one out. At the suggestion of using the smuggling holds Leia rolled her eyes. It seemed like a crazy idea but she could see the logic behind it. At least she thought she could. But what other options did they have?

    Leia wondered what else could go wrong when Kenobi mentioned Arica’s name. She shot him a confused look wondering how in space he knew that she was there. The Jedi just gestured at the computer and Leia noticed the flashing light that showed the location of the Rogue Shadow.

    She rolled her eyes again knowing that things really had gotten worse. Things never rained, they poured and as it was if they know that both and Kenobi were aboard they were pretty much done for.

    "Then our only option is for the Princess to come with me."

    Leia stared for a moment at the Mandalorian with both a mixture of confusion and distaste.

    “I…” she started. “I don’t wish to be kept with him, thank you very much. Don’t I get a say in all this?”

    *****
    Mara

    Still rather annoyed at what had happened Mara made her way down a corridor. Tehre was no point in returning to the quarters that had been assigned to her as Vadar surely had that room monitored. In fact he probably had the whole place monitored. But Mara wanted to contact her Master and speak to him about this little discretion and she didn’t want to be heard doing it.

    She hated being in this place and there was no point in looking for Luke. He had been her prize to present to him, not Vadar’s. With a deep sigh the woman found an empty chamber somewhere on the lower levels of the space station. Hoping that this room was not monitored she took out everything she needed to contact the Emperor and then sent out her transmission.

    ((OOC: Er, still not sure what to do with Mara, but yeah. A post. :3))
     
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    Just sit tight with Mara, Kat. Plenty for her to do very soon. Once she figures out that the Falcon is on board we'll have her decide it's her chance to make a break for kidnapping Luke again.

    Obi-wan

    "Absolutely out of the question," I said flatly as I looked at Fett. I knew a man that was trying to play all the angles when I saw one. And in the time I'd had to interact with Fett I'd concluded one thing for certain. He was every bit Jango Fett's clone. He was opportunistic to the bone. Which meant Leia was not safe in his hands. "We've come here to rescue Luke, not to turn over the Princess into the hands of Darth Vader. We can jettison the escape pods, they'll think we fled, once the scanning crew is aboard we can overpower them, take their uniforms and gain access to the station that way."

    "Actually Obi-wan," Arden's voice came. "I think that Fett's plan is the surest way to help Luke."

    I turned to her. "You can't be serious..."

    "I am," she replied. "We need access to the holding cells of these facilities. If Fett has Leia as his prisoner then where do you think she will be sent to?"

    "And once she arrives there we'll have to rescue her as well," I replied.

    "Not if Fett goes with her, not if I go as well."

    "I beg your pardon?"

    "I'll accompany Fett and Leia, ensure no harm befalls them and add a little bit of Jedi assistance if necessary.Fett can demand to go with her to the holding cells to ensure a transfer."

    "If that's the case then I'll go," I said. This was all spinning out of control.

    "Darth Vader will not take his eyes off of you," Arden said. "If what you've told me is true. Even you would have difficulty in escaping. Presuming you're not killed right off the bat."

    "But I can't afford to lose her...or Luke," I said, cursing myself for the bit of emotion that came out.

    Arden came up to me and placed a hand on my shoulder. "Trust me Obi-wan, and trust the Force. This cannot be coincidence that we have arrived here and now. I swear to you that no harm will befall Leia while I draw breath."

    I pressed my lips together tightly and finally nodded. It all made sense. I was letting my regrets and fears control me. That wasn't the way of the Jedi. "Very well, I will hide in the smuggler's holds with Captain Solo and Chewbacca. But I want to be updated as regularly as you can."
     
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    Han

    "Then let's go!" I stated as I immediately began to jettison the lifepods. "We don't have a lot of time."

    Once the lifepods were all gone Chewie, the old man, and I moved to the back of the ship and revealed the hidden smuggling holds we had in the back. I hoped that if Boba Fett ever came after me on a bounty he would have forgotten where these were or they even existed. Just before I disappeared into the holds I poked my head up one last time to speak to the Princess.

    "Hey, your highness," I said. "I don't care what that old man says, but, good luck. You're gonna need it..."
     
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    Fett:

    Already I was taking Solo's place at the controls, quickly cutting the throttle and guiding more then resisting the tractor beam, tossing back a pair of electro-cuffs to the Princess. "Put these on and stay quiet. I'll do the talking, got it?"

    Opening a channel to an open Imperial frequency, I shifted in the pilots seat, keeping my voice completly neutral. "This is Boba Fett, acting captain of the Millenium Falcon, hailing unidentifed station."

    For a long moment there was silence and I quickly familarized myself with the controls, finding everything just in case Solo got himself killed somehow. I always kept my options open.

    "Millenium Falcon, you have entered an active combat zone. Shut down your engines and prepare to be boarded."

    That told me something. The fact that they were calling this a combat zone meant they weren't going to try calling this a natural disaster or an act of some random diety. They may try pawning it off as a new Rebel superweapon .... but no, that seemed unlikely. Alderran had long been a outspoken proponent to the Empire, all be it one that was no military threat. It made no sense for a Rebel attack.

    This was their unveiling of their new toy.

    "Acknowledged. And inform your superiors I have a bounty of intrest to them."

    Shutting down the engines, I went back to make certain they were in the holds and to check their location, see if I could keep them away from their without arousing intrest.
     
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    Obi-wan

    I raised a brow as I looked Captain Solo up and down. "There could only be a few years between us, I hardly think that I qualify as an old man."

    HK-47 stomped up to us. "Statement: Master I must protest this plan. The Empire hardly knows who is aboard this ship. The element of surprise will be with us. Fighting against overwhelming odds is a perfectly sound strategy when we plan it correctly..."

    "Get in HK," I motioned toward the smuggler's hold. I started in myself and took one last look at the members of our group that was going to go out and face the Empire. My eyes lingered on Leia. "Trust in yourself Leia, and failing that trust in the Force to guide you. No harm will befall you." My eyes went to Fett. "Will it?"
     
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    Fett:

    Scowling beneath my helmet, I folded my arms over my chest. "As long as she doesn't do anything stupid, no. We get down to the detention level, spring the boy, and then slip them out again. Simple."
     
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    Obi-wan

    I stared at Fett's helmet for a moment, remembering the last time I spoke directly to a Fett and how I'd been blatantly lied to. But the situation was out of my hands now. I simply had to take my own advice to Leia and trust in the Force, and failing that, Arden.

    I stepped all the way into the hold and waved my hand, the cover plate slid across the floor and snapped into place, leaving us in the dark, and Leia in Fett's hands.
     
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    Han

    "Nothing is simple when you're involved, Fett," I muttered. "Quite the opposite, actually..."
     
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    Leia

    Leia was annoyed that she wasn’t going to get a say at all in this matter. She opened her mouth to voice her opinion but was cut off by either of the two Jedi Masters in the room. She stared first at one, then that other before it was decided that she would stay with Fett.

    As everyone started to leave the room to go wherever it was that they were meant to be, Leia just stood in the central room staring at them in shock. She felt like she had just been traded like some piece of space junk or a two credit twi’lek dancing girl. The princess didn’t trust Fett at all and right now she felt a little abandoned by those she did trust.

    “I have no mind of my own, huh?” She muttered under her breath.

    Leia noticed that Solo returned for a moment to wish her luck. She shot him a dark look and sat down on a chair. He was as much to blame for this as the rest of them. If they made it out of this alive, she was going to make sure they never forgot about this.

    Feeling angry at her friends she looked down at the floor. While she knew that it was only part of a plan to get safely onto the oversized space station, she just wished that it wasn’t Fett’s idea. No matter what the Mandalorean did, she was never going to trust him. He was a bounty hunter first and possibly something that passed as human second.

    A pair of electro-cuffs landed in her lap and she heard Fett say something to her. Duly she did as she was told and put the cuffs on. There was no point in fighting this, the decision had been made and no amount of protesting on her part was going to change that.

    "Trust in yourself Leia, and failing that trust in the Force to guide you. No harm will befall you," she heard Kenobi say to her. She ignored him wishing that she had some of his optimism. Her life was in the hands of a bounty hunter and she hated it, but what choice did she have? What choice did any of them have?

    “I hope it’s as simple as you say it is going to be, Fett.” She said quietly not sure if he heard her or not. Not that she cared at all now. She had to trust the man to get them all out of this mess. Now that he had her, he could easily betray them all in a heart beat.

    The woman sighed and continued to stare at the floor once again wishing that things would have been done in a different way.

    I hope you Jedi are right to trust in this man otherwise all is lost.

    ((OOC: Sorry this has been so long in coming, guys. I've no excuse other than I fail at life. >.>;; ))
     
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    OOC: STOP STEALING MY EXCUSE!!!!

    Fett:

    "Probably not. But aren't you revolutinaries suppose to be optimists? I mean, you have to be to think you actually can win."

    Taking her by the cuffs, I guided the Princess back to the cockpit, shoving her down into a seat. "Now, look beaten, shell shocked. You glare at them like you are at me Princess, they're going to start asking questions."
     
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    Arden

    I remained silent as we sat in the cockpit and watched as this massive space station swallowed up our entire view. Watched as our ship passed gun turrets and sensor stations until we approached a magnetic shield and a docking bay. And finally they brought the Falcon to a stop right in the center of the bay. Men in white and black armor were marching toward the ship. So this is what the Sith dressed like these days... different.

    I turned to Fett. "They'll know who she is, so if she looks beaten and shell shocked...that will raise more suspicion than if she holds herself with dignity and contempt."
     
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    Fett:

    Bringing the ship in for a heavy landing, I shook my head, checking the seals on my armor as I shut down the engines. "She's being turned in for a bounty large enough to buy a moon somewhere in the Mid Rim, her planet is gone, her family most likely dead ... Seems to me she should be hopeless. And they'll be expecting that. Docile works in our favor."
     
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    Leia

    Leia was caught a little off guard as Fett grabbed her by the cuffs and dragged her to her feet before walking her back to the cockpit. Shoving her down on a seat near to his own, the woman glared up at him loathing the fact that she had to do things his way. She did have to glare at Arden too feeling that it was somehow her fault too, but other than that, she ignored the redhead in the cockpit.

    Fett then barked some order at her to which sighed and did as she was told. It's only an act. It's only an act...

    She thought that same thing over and over trying to convince herself that it was only an act and that it would all be over soon enough. But her mind was refusing to be convinced of this.

    Regardless of what her thoughts, Leia would act beaten, would act shell-shocked. If the Jedi could trust such a man, then she would have to learn to too. Ignoring her misgivings about this man, she instead thought of what would happen when they escaped.

    Just because I am meant to look broken, doesn't mean I am, Fett.

    ((OOC: Hey, it was my excuse first. And I missed the other two posts so I edited, I guess. Prod me in msn if you want another edit.))
     
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    Arden

    "I say hold your head up high princess," I remarked as I looked out the window, the stormtroopers had assembled and the commanding officer was nearby... why exactly was he waiting around? Wouldn't the next order of business be to tell his men to barge into the ship? I turned back to Leia. "If the Empire knows anything about you they know you will never be broken. And certainly not by the likes of Fett. I sa..."

    I trailed off when I felt the dark presence. I'd felt that feeling more times than I cared to remember. The taint of the Dark Side, particularly the kind a Sith Lord left, was unmistakable. It was as if the Force it sell shuddered at their presences, a festering boil moving through the currents of life. That was why the commanding officer was waiting. He knew someone that outranked him was approaching.

    One of the doors slid open and a figure, clad all in black, that towered over all the others entered the room. He carried himself with a confident, almost biligerant stride as he was trying to bowl over anyone that might even consider getting in his path. This had to be Darth Vader. From the way Obi-wan and the others had described him...it could be only him.

    "I really hope you're good at shielding your mind Fett. He'll be watching you with more than his eyes."
     
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    Han

    As we hid in the smuggler's holds I quietly slid my blaster out of it's holster and switched the setting from stun to kill. I didn't want to be caught unprepared in case everything went to hell. In the darkness I could see Kenobi pulling out his laser sword as well, at least we agreed on being prepared.

    "I never expected to be hiding myself in these," I muttered quietly. "This is insane..."
     
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    Fett:

    "Its not the first time ..."

    The truth was, realizing just what I was suggesting sent a chill down my spine. I was going to pull the mother of all cons on a Sith, on a battle station full of Storm Troopers, with the possibility that my ... involvement with this little operation was already known. It was a suicide mission.

    And I didn't have a choice.

    Just focus on the reward. Focus on the creds. Keep that at the surface. He'll expect greed, expect that to be my only concern. Let that be all he sees if he looks.

    Standing, slipping my rifle into its holster, I grabbed Leia, pulling her up and turning by back to the cockpit, guiding her and the female ... Arden I remember her name was, down the passageway to the ramp.

    "Follow my lead. Princess, keep your head down. We'll be out of here in no time."
     
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    Leia

    Dragged to her feet, Leia stumbled a little. Perhaps she should hold her head high as the Jedi had to told her to do. She wasn't sure what this would accomplish though. She wasn't sure that Fett would go as far as whacking her across the mouth trying it and she really didn't wish to give him a reason to do it.

    Swallowing her disgust at having to deal with this man, Leia did as she was told. She did have some misgivings about all of this though, but what could she do? Leia was committed to this now and had to see it through.
     
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    Obi-wan

    If I could have paced in the darkness I would have. However two men and a wookiee made for cramped conditions. I suppose that it still was better than being in the other compartment with the HK droid. I had already seen enough of him. I would never be able to trust that droid fully not after the way it had led to my capture by G0-T0.

    I let out a small breath and concentrated on Leia, trying to send her the encouragement I could through the Force. Fett was willful and so was she but she was going in surrounded by enemies and if she wasn't careful she could be led into a trap a trap that...

    My breath caught in my throat. A dark presence fired through the Force. I'd last felt it on Mustafar from...

    "Vader..." I whispered as realization dawned on me.

    "Captain Solo," I whispered. "Your blaster I need you to shoot me."
     
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    Han

    I didn't say anything at first I just stared at the crazy old man. I finally managed to blurt out one word, barely keeping it below a hoarse whisper.

    "What?!"
     
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    Obi-wan isn't old

    Obi-wan

    "Darth Vader is approaching the ship," I said. "I can sense his presence nearing Through the Force. But if I can sense him then it means he will be able to sense me It's only a matter of time. But if I'm unconcious then he won't be able to know I'm here. Your blaster has a stun setting I assume. I want you to use it on me."
     
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    Not physically, no.

    Han

    I didn't know what to say to that. This job was just getting way too wierd, but I pulled out my blaster all the same.

    "You're a fool, old man," I said before firing a ring of blue light into the Jedi's chest.

    Checking his pulse I verified he was still alive, just unconscious. I then sat back and waited for something else to happen...
     
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    Arden

    I kept close to Leia as we descended the loading ramp. Jets of steam blasted around us but my focus was on the line of troopers and the dark clad figure that stood with his hands on his hips. He literally towered over every man in in the room. His steps were arrogant and precise. The walk of the top predator in the room.

    He was taller than Nihilus had been, felt fouler too. But there was nothing for it. We had to press forward, and it didn't matter how powerful the Sith Lord, every man had a weakness and every man could be fooled.

    "You made a mistake in coming here Fett," Vader concentrated on the bounty hunter. Jabbing a finger in his direction. Our imperial agent has already informed me of your treachery. You will be arrested along with Princess Leia and any others that may be on that ship."
     
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    Fett:

    I felt a cold knot of fear threatening to knot in my gut, felt adrenaline starting to pump into my system. But I clamped down on it, held it tight, forced it down. I had to stay calm. Vader could be bluffing. Our little spy could have said nothing. Or maybe ...

    I kept my spine straight, my hand resting on the grip of my rifle as I walked forward, forcing my eyes to meet Vader's through my helmet, a faceless mask staring into another. I kept my emotions on a tight leash, kept them close.

    If this didn't work, there were only two ways out of this for me. In a body bad or on a ship bound for Kessel. And I wasn't going to the spice mines. If it came to a fight, I was going to sell my life dearly.

    "I suppose I should be insulted you have agents following me, but the fact is I'm not surprised. Tell me, what did they tell you? That if it wasn't for me your little Princess would be halfway across the galaxy?"
     
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    Arden

    Already from the outset this wasn't proving to be good. Vader clearly wasn't a fool. It was going to take more than just showing up with a prize to trick him. And worse, he was Sith so chances were he'd just decide the best course was to take all of us prisoner.

    Thanks for catching the person we've been looking for. Your reward is a cell next to hers.

    "Don't act as though you don't know," Vader said. "Mara Jade hardly followed you. According to her reports you are under contract with the Rebels to protect their princess. How much are they paying you? You should have remembered where your loyalties lie and who pays for most of your jobs."

    "No trick," I jumped in and Vader seemed to notice me for the first time. I did my best to repress my connection to the Force. It would feel different to him even if he detected it, but I didn't want him to suspect. "The Rebels offered us a fortune to protect her. Now we're gambling that you'll pay more."

    Vader seemed to consider this for a moment. His maskl face bore into me and I started playing pazaak in my head and counting credits that I didn't have. Where ever Atton was...I thanked him for teaching me the technique I needed to know.

    "Is this true?" he said flatly at Fett.
     
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