Saga A Necessary Deception...AU/Romantic Intrigue...A/P...Completed 06/25/07

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  1. Kelia-Lily Jedi Youngling

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    Chapter 38


    ?Anakin,? Obi-Wan?s normally composed voice held a twinge of concern. ?Sly Moore has just left the Senate building and appears to be headed to Mon Mothma?s apartment building.?

    Anakin exchanged a knowing look with Mon Mothma before replying. ?We?ll be ready for her.?

    ?Stay alert for anything,? Obi-Wan cautioned. ?And may the Force be with you.?

    ?And you, Master.? Shutting off his comm, Anakin quickly surveyed the modest furnishings in Mon Mothma?s immense quarters, wincing at the lack of an adequate place for him to hide.

    ?You?ll have to wait in the kitchen,? Mon Mothma offered.

    ?The kitchen?? Anakin repeated. ?Are you sure you want me to wait there??

    ?Well, I don?t plan on serving her refreshments,? she laughed. ?You should be able to hear everything that is said,? she continued. ?And when the time comes?act accordingly.?

    Their eyes met, both instantly sobering under the realization of the potential danger to come. And both felt that it was coming whether they were ready for it or now.

    ?I won?t let anything happen to you,? Anakin vowed, taking her hands into his and squeezing firmly. ?I promise.?

    ?I trust you, Anakin,? Mon Mothma replied somberly.

    Anakin smiled before standing and heading into the kitchen.

    Mon Mothma took a deep breath, settling back against the firm cushions on the sofa as she waited for Sly?s arrival.

    *_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_

    Padme quickly walked over to her desk, smiling triumphantly as she grabbed her data pad. ?Still on?? she frowned, eyes narrowing. Senator Taneel had agreed to erase the contents of the pad without listening when there was only Anakin?s meeting with Palpatine recorded. Now there was no telling what was on the data pad.

    ?How am I going to convince her not to listen now?? she agonized.

    Padme jumped as the door slid open. Without thinking, she dropped to the floor. Peeking around the corner of her desk, Padme watched in amazement as Palpatine strode across the room, his face contorted with anger.

    Padme?s eyes widened with shock as Palpatine wrenched open the bottom drawer and pulled out a black cloak. Slipping it on, he stretched his arms wide, inhaling deeply before pulling the hood over his head.

    Reaching into his pocket, he removed a holo transmitter and set it in the center of his desk. Padme clenched her teeth to keep from crying out as General Grievious?s image flickered to life.

    ?What is it General?? Palpatine?s voice had warped into a gruff rasp.

    ?Lord Sidious,? Grievous bowed deeply. ?I have moved the Sepratists to Mustafar as you requested.?

    Padme bit her lip in horror. ?Palpatine was the Sith Lord!? This was far worse than she and Bail feared. She glanced down at her data pad. It was still on. ?Thank the Gods,? she sighed, relief flooding through her.

    ?Ggggoooodddd,? Sidious cooed. ?Have them wait there until further notice.?

    ?Of course,? Grievous paused. ?My Lord, now that I have completed my mission, I would like to lure General Kenobi to Utapau. We have some unfinished business.?

    ?I?ll arrange it,? Sidious hissed. ?Is that all??

    ?Yes my Lord,? Grievous bowed as the transmission was abruptly cut off.

    Padme held her breath, clutching her data pad to her chest. She quietly prayed to the Gods, Palpatine would hurry up and leave so she could get the data pad to Senator Taneel.

    _*_*_*_*_*_*_*__*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_

    Sly Moore stood outside Mon Mothma?s apartment, an evil sneer on her face as she rang the doorbell.

    ?Sly,? Mon Mothma greeted her emotionlessly.

    ?Mon Mothma.? Sly boldly pushed her way into the apartment. ?I believe we have some business to discuss.? She gazed coldly into Mon Mothma?s startled eyes.

    Regaining her composure, Mon Mothma closed the door. Taking a deep breath, she squared her shoulders and turned to face Sly.

    ?Why don?t we step out onto the balcony??

    ?What?? Mon Mothma blinked in confusion. ?Why???

    ?I could use a bit of fresh air, coul
  2. Gizzi1213 Jedi Youngling

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    GASP! Someone has to take away your license to write cliffhangers!! You're going to be the death of a whole lot of us!!!

    You're not really going to make us wait an entire week are you???[face_praying]

  3. WANNA-BE-JEDI-KNIGHT Jedi Knight

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    Well, I didn't know Sly has such power over people. How come Anakin doesn't sense it? Padme is in big trouble now!!!!
  4. ObiWans_Gurl86 Jedi Youngling

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    :eek: That is a horribke Cliffy, it leaves too many questions WHats going on with SLy and Mon Mothma? and is Anakin going to save both Mon Mothma AND PADME!!!!! OH NO!!!!!!Good update can't wait to see what happens.
  5. VA_Parky Jedi Padawan

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    ACK!! :eek: You didn't mean to leave it there did you??! DID YOU?!

    I think I need to lay down or something. My heart is absolutely racing! Talk about a suspenseful chapter! You two absolutely NAILED it! =D=

    Wow - between Mon Monthma on the verge of leaping from a tall building and Padme about to confront Palpatine... I am beside myself over here! I don't know who to be more worried about - I'll settle on.... Both. [face_worried]

    Needless to say, I am SO excited about the next update. I'll be ready! *deep breath* Bring it on! [face_worried]
  6. starwarsbeauty Jedi Master

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    OMG! Wow that was amazing! I can't wait to find out how Anakin handles both situations! He can't just leave Mon Mothma but he has to save Padme! Very well done!
  7. FitJedi Jedi Padawan

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    Ohhhhh my.. really not good... really really not good that Palpy knows that Padme is hiding under the desk, and Mon Mothma being persuaded by Sly... what a catch 22 for Anakin- save Mon Mothma, go to help Padme? Hmmm.. things are really heating up around here.
  8. VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus

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    You aren't going to kill Mothma!? Are you? :eek:

    Sidious sank back in his chair. Closing his eyes, he took a deep breath and he exhaled heavily as he released his emotions into the Force.

    Padme?s heart pounded wildly. Why didn?t he just leave already? Every second that passed, she grew more terrified. Plus she knew that Sith Lords could use the Force as easily as Anakin, which unnerved her even more.

    Palpatine sat quietly for a few moments before his eyes abruptly flew open.

    He jerked to his feet, stalking over to Padme?s desk.

    Padme screamed in horror as he glared down at her. Her worst fear was coming to pass.

    ?Good Morning, Miss Naberrie,? he hissed.


    Uh oh. I've got a bad feeling about this! [face_worried]

    =D=
  9. Star_Angel Jedi Padawan

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    Oh, that?s so not good, not good at all. I wonder what Palpatine will do to her. Amazing update.
  10. ROTSFan Jedi Master

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    :eek: Oh no. Anakin can't be in two places at once!

    Mon Mothma found herself nodding in agreement. Suddenly, a breath of fresh air sounded like a perfect idea.

    No it doesn't! [face_worried]

    Anakin frowned as he watched Sly lead Mon Mothma out onto the balcony. ?What are they doing?? he thought as he stepped from the kitchen, slowly following the pair. What do you think they're doing, Anakin? You shouldn't be letting her step out onto the balcony! [face_shame_on_you]

    Cliffies all around =D=
  11. AnakinLuver Jedi Padawan

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  12. G__Anakin Jedi Master

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    [face_worried] NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    What can possibly happen?
  13. Kelia-Lily Jedi Youngling

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    Gizzi1213: GASP! Someone has to take away your license to write cliffhangers!! You're going to be the death of a whole lot of us!!!

    We just couldn't resist.

    You're not really going to make us wait an entire week are you???

    Sorry about that, but Monday is almost here. :D

    WANNA-BE-JEDI-KNIGHT: Well, I didn't know Sly has such power over people. How come Anakin doesn't sense it? Padme is in big trouble now!!!!

    The reason Anakin doesn't sense it is because Sly isn't using the Force. She's an Umbaran and they can manipulate people's thoughts.

    ObiWans_Gurl86: That is a horribke Cliffy, it leaves too many questions WHats going on with SLy and Mon Mothma? and is Anakin going to save both Mon Mothma AND PADME!!!!! OH NO!!!!!!Good update can't wait to see what happens.

    Thanks! Well Anakin DOES have quite the task ahead of him, and hopefully he'll be up to it. Sorry about the cliffy, but more is coming soon.

    VA_Parky: ACK!! You didn't mean to leave it there did you??! DID YOU?!

    Yup, sorry about that.

    I think I need to lay down or something. My heart is absolutely racing! Talk about a suspenseful chapter! You two absolutely NAILED it!

    Thank you so much!

    Wow - between Mon Monthma on the verge of leaping from a tall building and Padme about to confront Palpatine... I am beside myself over here! I don't know who to be more worried about - I'll settle on.... Both.

    With good reason, both are in precarious positions.

    Needless to say, I am SO excited about the next update. I'll be ready! *deep breath* Bring it on!

    More is on the way, we're so happy you liked the last chapter.

    starwarsbeauty: OMG! Wow that was amazing! I can't wait to find out how Anakin handles both situations! He can't just leave Mon Mothma but he has to save Padme! Very well done!

    Thank you so much, we're happy you enjoyed it. And the answers are coming.

    FitJedi: Ohhhhh my.. really not good... really really not good that Palpy knows that Padme is hiding under the desk, and Mon Mothma being persuaded by Sly... what a catch 22 for Anakin- save Mon Mothma, go to help Padme? Hmmm.. things are really heating up around here.

    That's for sure, Anakin has quite the decision to make right now.

    VaderLVR64: You aren't going to kill Mothma!? Are you?

    Well...can't make any promises, but Anakin is still in the room.

    Uh oh. I've got a bad feeling about this!

    With good reason. [face_worried]

    Star_Angel: Oh, that?s so not good, not good at all. I wonder what Palpatine will do to her. Amazing update.

    You'll find out soon, thank you!

    ROTSFan: Oh no. Anakin can't be in two places at once!

    Definitely not.

    No it doesn't!

    Yeah...[face_worried]

    What do you think they're doing, Anakin? You shouldn't be letting her step out onto the balcony!

    Very true.

    Cliffies all around

    Yup! :D

    AnakinLuver: Oy!

    [face_worried]

    G__Anakin: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    What can possibly happen?


    Don't worry, you'll see.
  14. piratedreamer Jedi Youngling

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    I'm sitting here, heart racing, literally fidgeting in fear for both our lovely ladies...and Anakin (although truth be told, the one I'm most worried about is Padme). I keep trying to come up with ways for everyone to live happily ever after (actually, at the moment, I'd be happy if they just *lived* with all brain cells an appendages intact[face_worried]) What's Palpatine going to do?!?!?!?! Evil evil EVIL cliffie!!!!!

    And I'm loving EVERY minute of it [face_devil]
  15. Kelia-Lily Jedi Youngling

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    piratedreamer - thank you [face_blush][face_blush] We're glad you're enjoying the story.


    Chapter 39


    Padme shrank back, terror washing over her as Palpatine leered down at her.

    ?I was under the impression you were too ill to come in today,? he hissed.

    ?I?I?just?stopped in for a..a?min?minute,? she stammered.

    ?How unfortunate.? Palpatine reached down, grabbed her arm and viciously pulled her to her feet. ?For you,? he added.

    Padme bit her lip to keep from crying out. She was also in shock; Palpatine was a confidant and a friend, and all that time he was truly this terrible Sith Lord. If she didn?t see this for herself, Padme wasn?t sure she would believe it was true.

    ?I really hate having to experience the inconvenience of finding another personal assistant,? he murmured as his long bony fingers reached out to stroke her hair.

    Padme fought the overwhelming urge to recoil. ?Stay calm,? she whispered over and over to herself. ?The most he can do is turn me over to Security and all I need to do is give them the data pad.?

    ?One who is honest,? his grip tightened painfully. ?Loyal and minds their own business.?

    Padme gasped in horror as Palpatine?s eyes changed from their normal pale blue to intense yellow.

    ?And now I have to deal with you,? he spat releasing her. ?Tell me Miss Naberrie, who are you spying for??

    ?I?I wasn?t spying,? Padme argued. ?I just happened to be here when you?,?

    ?You should have made your presence known when I entered the office,? Palpatine replied in an even tone. ?Instead chose to hide.? He leaned closer to her, stopping inches from her face.

    ?I?ve known you long enough to know you are not clever or brave enough to have concocted this little scheme on your own so I?ll ask you again,? he paused, his eyes narrowing into thin, angry slits. ?Who are you working for??

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    Mon Mothma stepped over the railing. Closing her eyes, she leaned her head back, enjoying the feel of the wind blowing all around her.

    ?It?s exhilarating, isn?t it?? Sly whispered, taking a step closer to her. ?Don?t you just feel like letting go? Her voice took on a seductively soothing tone. ?And letting the wind carry you away from all your troubles?

    Mon Mothma swayed slightly, suddenly she felt so tired. It would be so easy just to let go and drift away. With a sigh, she released her grip on the balustrade.

    ?Mon Mothma!? Anakin leapt onto the balcony, arms outstretched. Using the Force, he quickly caught Mon Mothma and carried her back to the balcony.

    ?Skywalker,? Sly hissed. ?What are you doing here??

    Anakin set Mon Mothma down gently. ?Are you all right?? he asked, gently squeezing her arm and keeping a fixed glare on Sly.

    Mon Mothma?s eyes flew open. ?Wha?What the blazes just happened?? she gasped, blinking in confusion.

    ?You just tried to end the suffering your illegal activities has caused,? Sly replied wryly.

    Mom Mothma looked from Sly to Anakin in disbelief. ?What did you do to me?? she finally asked, casting a withering stare at Sly.

    ?I didn?t lay a hand on you,? Sly sniffed in indignation.

    ?It?s true she didn?t,? Anakin confirmed, helping Mon Mothma to her feet. ?But there was something going on out here, I felt it.?

    ?I don?t know what you?re referring to,? Sly replied coldly. ?All I did was mention what a beautiful afternoon it is.?

    Anakin sighed. Now that Mon Mothma was out of immediate danger, he was once again filled with an ominous feeling.

    ?Mon Mothma,? he began tentatively. ?I?ll be happy to escort Miss Moore from your apartment and make sure you are safe for the rest of the day.? He ignored Sly?s snort of disapproval.

    ?But I?ve got to leave right now.? He glanced toward the Senate building, his anxiety building. His feelings told him Padme was the one in danger, so why was the Force directing him toward the Senate? Padme was back at her apartment. Wasn?t she?

    He turned back to Mon Mothma, offering an apologetic
  16. Gizzi1213 Jedi Youngling

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    You're entitled to what I say you are entitled to," Palpatine barked, leering down at her. "And now Miss Naberrie," he raised his hands, "you will die."


    OK, that does it!!! You two are KILLING me over here. With all the rules on this forum you'd THINK there'd be one against torturing your readers with evil cliffhanger after evil cliffhanger!!!!

    Hurry up, Anakin...Padme needs you!!

    **heads off to find a tranquilizer to get through the next week's anxiety of waiting....**
  17. Star_Angel Jedi Padawan

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    Come on Anakin, hurry, he is in quite a dilemma here, he can otherwise stay and help Mon or he can help Padmé, I?m hoping on both but mostly I?m hoping on Padmé. Fantastic update and I can?t wait until I get to read more.
  18. WANNA-BE-JEDI-KNIGHT Jedi Knight

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    Is this where the force lightening comes in? So much for Anakin to handle. Will they both (Padme and Anakin) come out unharmed?
  19. Jedi_Kassandra Jedi Knight

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    Okay, three things here.

    1. I'm very glad I was on vacation last week and didn't have to deal with two cliff-hangers.

    2. YOU ARE THE MOST EVIL CLIFFIE MAKER EVER!!!!!!!

    3. Awesome posts! and also...thanks for the pm!

    ~Kass
  20. VA_Parky Jedi Padawan

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    What in the world?!! YOU'RE KILLING ME OVER HERE! [face_skull]

    But that's okay... I... I kinda like it! Yes, I am a glutton for punishment! :p

    In all seriousness, I completely loved this chapter. Yes, the cliffie made me want to throw a fit that would rival one of my nephew's, but I can't deny that the suspense is off-the-charts exciting!!! I'm loving every minute.

    But now I have to scream: HURRY UP, ANAKIN! Oooooh boy, this is not gonna be pretty!

    *looks around sheepishly* I can't wait for the next update! :D
  21. MoAngel Jedi Youngling

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    AAAAAHHHHH.... No force lightening please.

    Mo
  22. VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus

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    Yikes! What a cliffie! :eek:

    Padme frowned. Was he actually threatening her? ?I?m sure you?ll take great delight in making sure I hear all the gory details in my detention cell,? she replied.

    ?Detention cell?? Palpatine laughed. ?I?m afraid you?re mistaken my dear,? he took a step towards her. ?I have no intention of allowing you the opportunity to use your charms and lie your way out of this. Oh no,? he shook his head. ?That would be a waste of everyone?s time.?

    ?You?you don?t have a choice,? Padme stammered desperately. ?I?m entitled to a trial.?

    ?You?re entitled to what I say you are entitled to,? Palpatine barked, leering down at her. ?And now Miss Naberrie,? he raised his hands, ?you will die.?


    More, more, more! [face_praying]

    =D=
  23. ROTSFan Jedi Master

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    Sounds like a mirror image of what happened with Luke in ROTJ...
  24. piratedreamer Jedi Youngling

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    Gaaaaaa! I thought that by waiting until Sunday to read the previous chapter I was saving myself from a week's worth of anxiety for it's cliffhanger, but this one was far worse!!!! now everyone's about to die (well, except for Anakin. But in all honesty, is *he* the one we're all worried about right now?!?! no! lol.) Now I have to wait a FULL week to find out if *anyone* lives![face_worried] j/k, great chap, I can't wait 'til next monday!
  25. randomangel22 Jedi Padawan

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    Feb 11, 2006
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    Okay so maybe negotiation doesn't work with Palps...Padme should've seen that one coming :p.

    Anakin better get there fast but then he left Mon with Sly again and now something will happen to her :eek:!
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