Goodbye -- ROTJ AU

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  1. Sara_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    More soon, please?------Gives hopeful look.

    :D
  2. crystal417 Jedi Master

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    Yes please post some more! :D
  3. Tarado Jedi Knight

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  4. Jedi_Liz Force Ghost

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    oooh, vader is alive? :_| :_| :_|
    Please have Luke escape. Is it possible that there are Ysalimiri in the palace?

    Good Post!

    More!
  5. NamelessAlien Jedi Knight

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    Yippeee! Darth Daddy is alive! :D :D :D
    *does a happy dance*

    Although it just occurred to me, in a scene where Luke has been taken prisoner and some goons come, "You'll be taken to the Emperor now," why isn't it that nobody has yet written a story where that emperor is actually Vader?
  6. Ana_Labris Jedi Master

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    Vader's ALIVE!! YAY!!!
    love this fic!
  7. crystal417 Jedi Master

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  8. Tarado Jedi Knight

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    Darth Real Life is infringing on my Summer vacation :mad: , but don't worry--I'll beat him back with a stick and another post will be coming soon--like tomorrow or Saturday. :)
  9. crystal417 Jedi Master

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    Well do whatever you have to just make him come back! :D
  10. Tarado Jedi Knight

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    Thanks to everyone who is reading this fic, and here's another little post for ya! :)



    The very last thing Luke wanted was for Darth Vader to escort him back to his quarters. He had a barrage of questions and criticisms that he wanted to throw at his father, but, though these accusing words were on the tip of his tongue, Luke saw common sense in not voicing any of them. Or maybe he was just tired.


    Vader seemed only too happy to accomodate the silence, as he wordlessly accompanied Luke to his posh quarters. Luke himself was too busy trying to plow unsuccessfully through his own conflicting emotions and they walked in stifled hostility until they reached the suite. Without a word, the Dark Lord keyed open the door and stood like a dark sentinel over Luke as he walked in. The door hissed shut behind the Jedi, and there was the sound of several locking mechanisms being engaged. Then silence.


    Exhaustion settled over Luke like a cloud as he collapsed wearily into the black nerf-leather couch and scowled at the window, his mind still reeling from his sudden new set of circumstances. How could things have gone so wrong? As he had bid Leia goodbye on Endor, he had imagined that he might not see her again, had known full well that his life might end in the ensuing battle. But he'd had a strange peace in knowing, a sort of resigned calm. But now...as much as he tried to recreate that peaceful feeling, it would not come. The ominous unknown of his future unnerved him more than he would ever care to admit. A quick and tidy execution on the Death Star would most likely have been preferable to the various horrific ways Palpatine could now drag out his misery. Dread curdled in the Jedi's stomach as he recalled horrible stories and rumors he'd heard as a youth and also as a pilot in the Alliance--legends of the Emperor's wrath.


    Thoughts of his father unwittingly popped into his mind again and he wondered silently, *Why?* He'd been so sure about Vader, so certain that the Dark Lord would be turned back to the Light Side. Obi-wan Kenobi's ghostly words from Dagobah came back to him. *I was wrong*


    *I was wrong.* The old Jedi had been wrong about training Anakin. Luke had been wrong about turning him back. His anger still burned deep inside him where he'd tried to bury it and lock it away--anger at his father and himself. The sense of being betrayed by Vader again was an ache in his heart, his fury like a raw wound that refused to heal.


    *Control your anger,* Luke thought impatiently to himself, envisioning a disappointed Yoda sadly shaking his head at his student. *Be at peace. Passive.*


    Perhaps he didn't have to love his father or even forgive him for the things he had done, if he could just bury his emotions so deep that no one--not even the Emperor--could reach them and twist them around for their own purposes. That way, he could not be turned to the Dark Side.


    Luke sank lower into the couch, his mind automatically reaching out to his sister's familiar, comforting presence--and then jolting back to awareness when his call again rebounded against the invisible mental wall. No doubt, this was another amusing game of Palpatine's. His Force connection to Leia had been severed. She might never learn what had truly happened to him. Perhaps just as well, Luke thought glumly. When he did finally meet his fate, it was not likely to be pleasant.


    *For crying out loud, I'm starting to sound like Threepio!*


    With that sobering thought, Luke slowly got to his feet. Perhaps there was something here in these ritzy rooms that could be useful to him--something the Emperor had overlooked. Not likely, he knew, but worth a look, even if only to take his mind off of his dismal situation.


    He started his search at an intriguing antique wood desk and, after briefly examining its strange, alien woodwork, went through each of its tiny drawers and niches. Not surprisingly, they were all empty.


    He walked over to the next possibility; an old-fashioned wardrobe, whose design he
  11. jade_angel Jedi Master

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    Poor Luke. :( Why did you have to keep Palpy alive? I like it better when Luke kicks his arse.
  12. Tarado Jedi Knight

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    Well, the story's not over yet either... :D

    I'm sure Luke will get his chance. :)
  13. Ewan-Kenobi Jedi Grand Master

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  14. Ewan-Kenobi Jedi Grand Master

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    "I like it better when Luke kicks his arse."

    What movie did that happen in? [face_mischief]

    As I recal Luke got his arse kicked by Palps.

    Vader better come to his senses before Luke starves to death, or gives in like a weeny. :D
  15. jade_angel Jedi Master

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    EK: lol well I was refering to the fics I've read. :p

    Anyhoo... UP!
  16. Ewan-Kenobi Jedi Grand Master

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    Sure you were *jade*... ;)
  17. Tarado Jedi Knight

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    Hmmm....I feel guilty upping my own story [hides face], but too late now. [face_blush]

    More to come soon! :D

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  18. LovelyLea Jedi Knight

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    Great! Im ready for more! Please?
  19. Sara_Kenobi Force Ghost

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  20. Tarado Jedi Knight

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    Glaring lights snapped in front of Luke's eyes, and he jolted groggily awake, his arm automatically flying up to shield the bright illumination from his sensitive vision. He buried his face in the cool pillows. *Aunt Beru, please just let me sleep...*


    He hated the daily ritual of waking at dawn in the chilly Tatooine mornings. Of course the nippy air would soon give way to searing desert heat, the climate spitefully assuring that no one could be comfortable on this planet.


    Perhaps if he told his aunt he was sick, she might let him sleep a little longer. His whole body felt weighted with a strange dull ache in all his limbs, and he did not feel rested.


    "Get up," commanded a deep, impatient voice. A thick hand grasped his arm in an iron fist, and Luke's eyes snapped open, seeing the dark, ominous mask fill his vision; the harsh gasps of the rhythmic breathing echoing in his ears.


    The vivid dreams and images of his simple childhood home evaporated like water under the harsh Tatooing suns at noon as he stared back into the blank, polished gaze of Darth Vader. With a stomach like lead, he remembered where he was, what had happened.


    Impatiently, the Dark Lord's grip tightened on Luke's arm and the Jedi winced. "The Emperor wishes to see you right away. Do not make him wait."


    Luke nodded, grimacing, as the the grip on his arm slackened and he slid his feet silently over the side of the big bed. He had no way of telling what time it was, but his quick glance out the large window showed that it waws still very dark outside. He wasn't sure how many hours it might be until dawn, but had the feeling that this was going to be a very long day.


    Vader stepped back, momentarily regarding his son as Luke paused to slip his boots back on. The Jedi straightened, leveling his steady gaze at the black mask. He almost thought he saw the Dark Lord flinch, before turning to the door, gesturing sharply for Luke to follow. "It would be wise to hurry," he rumbled. "For your sake."


    Luke aimed a tired glare at the back of the dark helmet and trailed after Vader.


    He was escorted through a new route of carpeted hallways, the silent, columned presence of his father at his side. Luke pushed aside his want for the sleep that had been so rudely denied him and instead focused on where they were going--the winding, twisting turns of the corridors. Being raised on a desert planet had given him a superb sense of direction, and he memorized their route through the palace. He hoped it would come in useful in the future.


    They rounded a corner and Luke saw, heart freezing in his chest, the sweeping black robes and fearsome aura of evil; Emperor Palpatine striding swiftly toward him across the crimson floor, flanked by two Imperial guards.


    "Ah, my young apprentice," he hailed Luke, clasping white, papery hands together and smiling thinly. "Welcome. Lord Vader," he addressed the Dark Lord. "I shall not be needing your services. You are dismissed."


    Vader seemed to hesitate a fraction of a moment before, with a small bow, he turned on his heel, his cape billowing out behind him.


    "And how is our young Jedi faring tonight?" The Emperor asked, stepping closer to Luke and drawing the young man's attention away from the Dark Lord's departing figure.


    Luke locked his unwavering gaze with the putrid yellow eyes and kept silent. Palpatine's grating chuckle seemed to rise from deep in his throat and he turned back to his guards. Without a spoken word, they took their positions on both sides of Luke and they followed the Emperor.


    He was led to a large room with durasteel walls and ceilings that reflected the glare of the harsh lighting. At the far end of the room stood a formidable-looking line of deactivated sentinel droids. Luke was tossed inside and the door slid shut behind him. His wary stare shifted from Palpatine's wicked smile to the line of dead droids, his danger sense tingling.


    "Yes," the Emperor noted Luke's reaction, his hand outstretched to the Jedi, offeri
  21. Tarado Jedi Knight

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    Hey! Does no one care that I updated!!!! :_|

    {sniff}

    Okay...I'm all right now. [face_blush]
  22. XXHaydenLuvrxX Jedi Padawan

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    Don't worry I do ;) Nice post btw
  23. RebelMom Jedi Grand Master

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    I just got caught up. Poor Luke. I enjoyed the droid scene. Is Vader exhibiting a bit of a conscious about his son? hmmm. I hope so.
  24. Luke'sryb Jedi Knight

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    Vader you're a chicken. Why don't you go lay some eggs in your cubby hole. What would Ami say about your treatment of her son? What would Shmi your own mother say about this? MORE PLEASE!
  25. LovelyLea Jedi Knight

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    I thought that it was GREAT! Keep going!
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