Tucson The Official TFF Fanfiction Thread

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  1. GrandAdmiral_Frank Jedi Padawan

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    Welcome to the Official Tuscon FanForce fanfiction thread!

    This is a place for fans in Tucson to share fanfiction with each other. There are [link=http://boards.theforce.net/fan_fiction/c10051]fanfiction forums[/link] here on the boards that have been established well before this thread. However this is exclusively for the TFF. Towards the end of each month we can hold a poll to see who wrote the best story here in the TFF.

    All stories written in this thread are short stories and each month a topic from Star Wars is selected for you to write about. I have chosen the first topic for the month of September however if someone wishes to chose the next topic they just have to PM me. When it comes to others chosing topics it will be on a first come first serve basis. Should someone PM too late then their topic will be the next in line so to speak. As for the poll if you write more than one story it will be up to you which story is entered to vote on. As for the actual writing that goes on remember that we are dealing in short stories and that ROTS is rated PG-13 so keep that in mind when you write. Without further ado I give you the first entry. BTW: the topic for the month of September is anything related to the Prequel Trilogy era.












    Bring It Down
    Author: GrandAdmiral_Frank
    Timeframe: The Clone Wars
    Characters: Blast
    Genre: Sci-fi/Fantasy/War
    Summary: Clone Heavy Gunner Sergant "Blast" takes a squad of Republic troops into the capital city of Praesitlyn on a mission behind enemy lines.


    Smoke rose in thick rolling black clouds over the skies of Praesitlyn. A Republic LAAT/i(Low Altitude Assault Transport/infantry) sped at a few feet off the ground towards the Seperatist controlled capital city. Clone Heavy Gunner Sergant CT-806/1945 or "Blast" stood calmly at attention. His squad of four clone heavy gunners, four clone troopers from infantry, and one clone medic were checking their equipment.

    The bay doors on the sides of the gunship opened up and the LAAT/i or "larty" as clones called it slowed to a hovering stop. Blast was the first to jump down to the ground and then his troops followed him. Immediately they had begun to fan out from the larty finding spots to take cover. Blast watched the larty rise higher and higher and then a torpedo slammed into it from the side creating an explosion. The remaining structure was surrounded in flames as it crashed into a nearby building sending debris and rubble in all directions. Blast had just lost four brothers. It was never easy to lose a brother yet the clones had been trained to endure.

    Blast made a hand gesture signaling to his squad to move out from their current position. The streets of the capital city were quiet save for the distant rumbles of battle. Buildings were covered in cracks and scorch marks proving that war was a reality on Praesitlyn. The CIS had sent its Droid Army to Praesitlyn to seize control of the ICC(Intergalactic Communications Center) and so far the Droid Army was successful. If the CIS continued to hold Praesitlyn it would mean communications within Coruscant and the Core Worlds would be severely compromised. Ever since the Grand Army had landed on Praesitlyn they had been outnumbered by the Droid Army so taking the planet back was a task for certain. The CIS had the advantage strategically on the battlefield and as a result the front lines of the Grand Army were being bombarded constantly with little or no progression for the Republic. Blast and his squad had been sent behind enemy lines to sabotage the Droid Army's HMPs(Heavy Missle Platforms) so the front line could progress. It was a suicide mission yet Blast and his squad saw it as another part of their duty.

    Blast had opted for the gunship to remain under his command so that they could make runs on the HMPs however Jedi General Anakin Skywalker had declined. His reasons were that the Republic needed the lartys for extraction of the wounded and also for air support. None of that mattered now as the wreckage of the lart
  2. GrandAdmiral_Frank Jedi Padawan

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    That's What I'm Afraid Of
    Author: GrandAdmiral_Frank
    Timeframe: The ending of Revenge of the Sith
    Characters: Owen Lars, Beru Lars, Cliegg Lars, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi
    Genre: Sci-fi/Fantasy/Flashback
    Keywords: This story touches on why Owen is afraid that Luke will be like his father.


    Obi-Wan Kenobi rode his Eopie towards the Lars homestead as the twins of Tatooine set. Owen Lars wished that he would continue on his way but he knew that the Jedi was stopping here. Shmi Skywalker, his late step-mother, had a son named Anakin who had recently been killed and now his son Luke was coming to Tatooine to live with them. He did not want the boy. The worst part about that fact was that the boy had done nothing, he was merely an infant. To Owen however, it was what ran in the boy's blood that made him weary of having the son of Anakin Skywalker here on his farm.

    He and Beru had tried for children before and so far nothing had happened. This was a blessing in that sense and that meant one less thing to worry about. Owen tried to do as much as he could to make Beru happy but he was in essence a moisture farmer so it wasn't like he could offer her the galaxy. She wanted a child to occupy her life as a moisture farmers wife and this would do. Besides he did care for Shmi so it wasn't as if the Skywalker bloodline was entirely cursed.

    Shmi Skywalker. He remembered how much she had changed Cliegg's life. As Owen was in his early days of manhood he practically ran the farm and he could tell his father Cliegg Lars was somewhat lonely despite running the farm with Owen. When Shmi and Owen first met she had been a slave to the Toydarian junkyard dealer Watto. Owen had helped Cliegg free her and before long the two married and his father was happier than he had seen him in a while. Shmi was a beautiful and kind woman and Owen got along well with her. By the time Owen had convinced his own love interest Beru to live with him on the Lars homestead Shmi would be kidnapped shortly after by Tusken Raiders.

    The Sand People. They had been showing up on the perimeters of the farm quite frequently at that time and one morning Shmi was kidnapped. Longing to see her back in his arms Cliegg took Owen and a party of twenty-eight other settlers to find her. The Sand People were ruthless and brutal and they proved it when they had set a trap for the search party. Only Owen, Cliegg, and two other settlers returned from the violent attack. After that they had reluctantly and tearfully accepted that Shmi was gone.

    Then out of no where her son, whom she always spoke of, returned to find her. Owen always had thought it an unfortunately play of destiny that he should finally be reunited with his mother in her last moments. The boy had come questioning them about Shmi and he could tell that there was loathing in the boys eyes for them. The night Anakin left to find his mother Owen had approached Cliegg about it.

    "Dad, he hates us, you have to know that at least", said Owen to his father in the kitchen.

    "On what grounds to have to base that claim son? Would you be cheery and all smiles in his spot?", asked Cliegg looking up at Owen from his hover chair.

    "He looks at us with contempt. As if it were our fault that Shmi is missing. We went after her and we almost damn-near died doing it", said Owen pointing at the direction they had gone.

    "The boy has been gone for a while. He has come for his mother only to find she is most likely dead. I would like to believe that even a Jedi could make everything better but I have a feeling he will only make it worse on himself. That's his choice. I hope that just maybe she might not be dead and if anyone can find her it will be him but you should not be assuming his feelings son", said Cliegg.

    "Well maybe if he had come home for her sooner instead of crusading about the galaxy like a damn fool he could have freed her sooner", said Owen realizing he had just said something he shouldn't have said.

    "If he freed her soone
  3. cathiecat Jedi Master

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    not to be pessimistic but I think a story a month is going to be pushing it, I would suggest every other month might be better, but this is just my opinion.
  4. GrandAdmiral_Frank Jedi Padawan

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    Very well cathiecat. Then how about this? One thing I am sure of is that there won't be a whole lot of activity going on in this thread so holding a poll every other month is fine. I would like to post a story whenever and I think having that mindset made a month seem more plausible. I am all for that idea with still posting whenever.
  5. cathiecat Jedi Master

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    your idea sounds good to me... and might I say..about your stories.. DANG!! You did that in a weekend!! I'm impressed. I take three weeks to edit a short story that takes me three weeks to think of and then three more weeks to write!!
  6. GrandAdmiral_Frank Jedi Padawan

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    [face_blush]

    Oh that was nothin'. I tell what you though I really am trying to come up with a storyline for the Covert-Ops Clonetroopers and its driving me mad.

    BTW, I can't wait to see other stories. I think I'll do a cart wheel. Oh there goes the coffee table.
  7. cathiecat Jedi Master

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    It'll be at least another week before I can post anything, my brain is working overtime on thoughts and ideas.
  8. RebelMom Jedi Knight

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    I really enjoyed the second story. It is rare to get a story focused on Owen.

    I have an idea for a story and will try to work on it this weekend. Prequel isn't easy for me.
  9. JediObiKat Jedi Knight

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    Good work Grand Admiral Frank! I enjoyed the second story the best, too. It was more character-driven than the first.
    I'd like to try giving a story a write, but we'll see...writing tends to be a long and arduous task for me.[face_worried]
  10. cathiecat Jedi Master

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    my thoughts exactly, but I like the finished product when I read it.. that is the only thing that keeps me moving forward on the ideas.
  11. GrandAdmiral_Frank Jedi Padawan

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    This story is not eligible for anything because it's an entry for the PT rewrite contest. I just wanted to post it because I love it.



    The Other Attempt On My Life
    Author: GrandAdmiral_Frank
    Timeframe: ROTS
    Characters: Palpatine, Thire, OC character
    Genre: Sci-fi/fantasy
    Summary: A Jedi attempts to assassainate Palpatine on Coruscant after Order 66

    Palpatine felt him through the Force. There was no time. He was in danger. Without a moments hesistation he was on his way to him. Palpatine could not lose him now.

    Everything in his overloaded schedule had been put on hold. Nothing mattered right now to Palpatine because he needed to get to Mustafar. Too much had been put at stake. If someone had been powerful enough to defeat The Choosen One then he would be in even more danger than in he thought. He had deviated his grand scheme for far too long to have it all collapse on him at this moment.

    Even now after emerging triumphant in a duel with the Jedi Order's most powerful Jedi Master he felt a slight sense of worry. Yoda had been his only true match so far and even though he did not know if the Master was dead or alive he could deal with it later. He had made sure all of the other Jedi had been dealt with accordingly but The Choosen One was in danger and his persistence and perseverance and power would be directed to saving The Choosen One.

    He had tasked his shock trooper commander CC-4477, or Thire, with the task of prepping his Theta-class T2c shuttle. As he made his way through the halls of the Great Rotunda to a nearby landing platform where the shuttle would pick him up and travel to Mustafar he could feel the darkside of the Force flowing through him. Its raw yet harnessed power slithered up his body and tangled around his body to create a pure evil cloak, however he felt he was not being hidden. If anything he had finally been exposed and so had the true divine power of the galaxy. It was the full power of the darkside.

    The shuttle would be there any moment now. Palpatine viewed the landscape of the planetwide city of Coruscant. It was vast and ultimately infinite upon the planet. Soon his Galactic Empire would be the same way across the galaxy. He saw the smoke that still rose from the Jedi Temple though it was less dense than before, fading surely enough as the Jedi were.

    Instantly he felt it, a tremor in the Force. Someone else was here. Was it Yoda? Palpatine turned to see that a Jedi had seemingly come out of the sky taking four shock troopers by surprise. Two of the red garbed Royal Guards who had followed him as additional escort service were already in fighting stance twirling their force pikes. The shock troopers had been cut to pieces effeciently with some of those pieces falling off of the platform walkway.

    The bodies were now out his line of sight and Palpatine could see a male human Jedi with long red hair and a goatee. He wore the traditional brown tunic and robe of a Jedi and his lightsaber hummed orange pulsing with hope. His feeble skills would be no match against the power of the dark side. However Palpatine would let his guards handle this fool.

    The two Royal Guards attacked at the same time from the sides like skilled predators. The Jedi backflipped before they could attack him and they stopped just short of each other. Twirling the orange blade the Jedi was able to amputate the leg of a Royal Guard who had charged at him but had one foot down on the steps that led up to the platform. From there it was over as the Jedi brought the blade around for the kill.

    The kill was no easy victory and had required a dangerous amount of time given for the other Royal Guard was already in striking distance and moving in. The Jedi barely caught what looked like a fierce blow from the Royal Guard. From there it became an exchange of upward and downward attacks that kept the two locked into battle.

    Far off in the distance the drive of the shuttles engine became louder and louder. It would not be long. While Palpatine still fe
  12. cathiecat Jedi Master

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    I'm jealous, I can't get my story thoughts straight and your posting a third story. I enjoyed it as well, though I think Mace was Palps equal or more so on the duel issue, Mace was winning, it was only Anakin that gave Palps the win in their duel. Then of course Palps has every right to his own opinion, which was how you wrote it. :)
  13. Zedd Jedi Knight

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    Ummm...

    No.

    Palpatine > all other movie characters

    Thrawn = Palpatine

    Nothing = Thrawn

    Figure THAT out!
  14. cathiecat Jedi Master

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  15. GrandAdmiral_Frank Jedi Padawan

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    The new topic for the month of October is the Original Trilogy era in general or should I say Galactic Civil War period :-B?
  16. GrandAdmiral_Frank Jedi Padawan

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    Return of the Jedi: The Lost Scenes

    Title: To Forgive
    Author: GrandAdmiral_Frank
    Genre: Sci-fi/fantasy
    Characters: Han, Lando
    Summary: Han and Lando make amends with each other.


    "So much for getting out of debt with Jabba", said Han Solo to his firstmate the Wookie Chewbacca.

    The Corellian was sitting on the ground in his dark, cold, and wet cell in Jabba's Palace. Chewbacca or "Chewie" as Han called him stood holding the bars that ran along the top of the cells. Were they pipes? Han was so bored in here he actually wondered that. He was worried about Leia. Jabba the Hutt was known for having an ecentric taste in beautiful human females and Leia was a prime canidate for one of his dancers. Just then Chewie growled out something.

    "I was just thinking", said Han.

    "[Are you worried about Leia?]", asked Chewie.

    "Yeah, but-", and with that the door opened up and one of Jabba's guards came in. Han rolled his eyes. Another beating.

    "I hope you brought some backup, this Wookie behind me is known for ripping people's arms out of their sockets", said Han in a tone of voice that stated he really didn't care what the guard had in mind.

    "I'm not here to hurt you Han", said the voice of the guard. Han swore he knew that voice.

    "Did the carbon freeze mess with your sight and your hearing?", asked the voice.

    "Lando?", asked Han. He could barely see but walked over to him anyways. His hands found the shoulders and then he grabbed him and threw him into Chewie. Chewie caught Lando but he let him go.

    "What're you doing you big furry oaf?", demanded Han to his best friend.

    "You mean you haven't told him yet?", asked Lando.

    "Told me what?", asked Han.

    "Well it was your job so you tell him", said Lando to Chewie.

    "[Lando helped us out after you were frozen. He joined the Alliance and he's one of us now. I forgot to mention that after I told you about Luke]", explained Chewie.

    "Great, I'm glad that everyone made up and is hugging and singing now. What are you doing here?", asked Han.

    "I'm working undercover trying to brake you out, but it's not looking good", said Lando.

    "Why should I trust you?", asked Han.

    "Because I did something wrong and I have done the most I could to make up for it. Just ask Luke or Leia or Chewie here. I know what I did wasn't right but all I can do now is help when and where I can. I never felt at all happy about what happened on Bespin", said Lando.

    "Why would you do that to a friend? A good friend you've known for a while?", asked Han.

    "Look I had no choice. You weigh out a friend's life or countless thousands of people. Vader would have destroyed Cloud City. I held out as long as I could and then I helped Leia and Chewie escape. We tried to rescue you but Boba Fett blasted out of the place", said Lando.

    "[He's telling the truth the Han. I was about to strangle him to death as soon as he let us go. Lando got a clean slate after that to me.]", said Chewie.

    "I'm sorry, it's just that the last time I saw you I was in the carbon freezing chamber and now here I am because of you. I see where you're coming from", said Han.

    "No Han I'm sorry", said Lando.

    "Guess this means we're still friends", said Han.

    "You bet it you old pirate", said Lando and with that the two grasped each others hands.

    "[How cute]", said Chewie laughing.

    "Laugh it up fuzzball", said Han.

    "All right I better get back on my shift. They think I'm interrogating you", said Lando and then the respectable businessman was out of the cell.
  17. cathiecat Jedi Master

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    never considered that. Nice angle.
  18. GrandAdmiral_Frank Jedi Padawan

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    Return of the Jedi: The Lost Scenes

    Title: An Old Friend
    Author: GrandAdmiral_Frank
    Characters: Luke, Yoda, Qui-Gon, Artoo
    Timeframe: ROTJ
    Genre: Sci-fi/Fantasy
    Summary: Luke Skywalker visits Dagobah to see an old friend.


    Dagobah, it was a world that did not exist in the galaxy. It was a world in the physical sense and it was teeming with life and the Force. However as far as being apart of the comings and goings of beings in the galaxy it was a remote planet that was unpopulated save for one. One creature, a being as rare to the galaxy as the planet he chose to spend his self-served exile on. His name was Yoda.

    At one time he was the Grand Master of the Jedi Order. An order of knights dedicated to keeping peace and justice in the galaxy. He was the most powerful Jedi of his time. Yet when the darkness rose and engulfed the Galactic Republic the Jedi Order served and protected he had failed. He chose exile on this world.

    For a little over two decades he remained secluded from the galaxy. Meditating, learning more gateways into the Force, patiently waiting for the day that the offspring of Skywalker would arrive. Then one day the descendant of Skywalker did arrive and he was not what Yoda considered to be the hope of the galaxy. All Yoda saw was the boy's father who had become the ultimate evil in the galaxy. Yet Yoda trained the boy and determined after a time that the boy was gifted and he did have the potential to save the galaxy despite the impatience that measured out the same.

    One day the boy had a vision of his friends suffering and ultimately dying. Fearing for the safety he left his training and was inevitably walking into a trap laid out by the Dark Lord. Yoda had not heard from the boy since but something told him that the Dark Lord did not succeed...





    Too old for this am I, thought Yoda as he took his morning walk through the swamps of Dagobah. All around creatures let out cries, croaks, and yelps. The aging Jedi Master leaned on his gimer stick as he slowly trudged on. Yoda had been thinking a lot of Luke these past few weeks. He had been certain that the boy was being put to the test in ways Yoda could have prepared him better for. Yoda had feared for the boy. Yoda wondered if he had failed yet again.

    The power of the darkside had a powerful draw and it was a potential destiny for the son of Skywalker to have. Something told Yoda that Luke had not been killed nor had he turned to the darkside. Hard to see the future was. Yoda did what he could and had little time. He was dying and he wished only that he did the right thing.

    He sighed and looked up at the trees. When he had first come here he used to Force jump all the way to the canopy of the treetops and see the sun of Dagobah. It truly was a beautiful sight. Yoda wished he could see it again.

    "Anything is possible with the Force", said a voice behind Yoda. Unstartled Yoda turned around to see the Force-ghost of Qui-Gon Jinn.

    "Master Qui-Gon, more to say have you?", asked Yoda.

    "You worry if you have been a failure", stated Qui-Gon crossing his arms.

    "Worry I do if failed the boy I have", replied Yoda finding the nearest rock and sitting down.

    "You taught the boy well. What happened from the moment he left was his choice. He took matters into his own hands and he will see if he did right or wrong. All of us must learn", said Qui-Gon.

    "Know this I do. Perhaps worried only because I did not see the boy again", said Yoda.

    "Time will tell. I agree with your instincts. I think the boy made it", said Qui-Gon.

    "Sorry to interrupt but the boy is here", said Obi-Wan Kenobi appearing through a tree trunk.

    "Back to the hut I will go. Good-bye Master Jinn, good-bye Master Kenobi", said Yoda.

    "Remember Yoda. Life does not end with death. Become one with the living Force", said Qui-Gon.


    ***


    Yoda arrived in time to see Luke assisting Artoo out of the Incom T-65A X-Wing with the Force. He seemed to be so natural at the movements now. The boy had been
  19. GrandAdmiral_Frank Jedi Padawan

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    Return of the Jedi: The Lost Scenes

    Title: We Shall Double Our Efforts
    Author: GrandAdmiral_Frank
    Characters: Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Moff Jerjerrod
    Timeframe: ROTJ
    Genre: Sci-fi/Fantasy
    Summary: Emperor Palpatine inspects the construction of the second Death Star

    It was cold in the space around the second Death Star as it hung in orbit over the forest moon of Endor. However inside the perfected battle station the temperatures were kept at a reasonable condition for the humans aboard it. One could not actually say the battle station itself was perfected since it was still under construction however its concept was perfected as opposed to its predecessor. In charge of its completion was Imperial Moff Jerjerrod who, despite the reasonable climate aboard the battle station, could not help but sweat.

    The Emperor of the Galactic Empire was aboard the station now and had begun a general inspection. Moff Jerjerrod could not help but feel nervous at every waking moment, even in his personal quarters. He was also angered by the Emperor's attitude towards him. How could I be angry? The Emperor is the ruler of the galaxy. I should bow before him and plead for a merciful death...maybe in another galaxy, thought Jerjerrod sarcastically. Despite Lord Vader informing him that the Emperor was "most displeased with his apparent lack of progress", Jerjerrod still felt he was competent enough for the job. Afterall he had successfully ensured that the superlaser and combat systems on the Death Star were fully functional.

    Aside from that fact the Empire had seen this Death Star nearly completed since the three years its construction began, a feat in itself since the first Death Star took nearly two decades to construct. Jerjerrod let out a sigh as he strode along a line of computer stations with technicians manning them. He was on a level in the Death Star that was responsible for monitoring temperatures inside the core shaft of the Death Star. Behind him the wall that would seal off the room itself from the actual shaft was halfway built which meant on the other side one could look down and see the rest of the shaft going down. Technicians were instructed to stay behind a red line that had been laid down on the floor as a safety precaution so that no one would be too close to falling perilously to their death.

    "What is the working capacity of these systems?", Jerjerrod asked the senior technician in the room who had been following him. His name was...Jerjerrod looked at the name insignia and read Kev Lobe.

    "The systems are fully functional however in order to fully monitor the core shaft temperatures we will need that wall built because the systems are also monitoring the atmospheric conditions in this room since they are still sharing the same atmosphere", replied Kev who was fidgeting with his datapad.

    "Where is the construction unit on this level?", asked Jerjerrod.

    "At this moment they have moved into the other rooms on this level to check the bolts on the chairs", replied Kev.

    Jerjerrod was about to say something when the doors from the turbolift hissed open revealing Darth Vader who was flanked by two stormtroopers and behind him came Emperor Palpatine flanked by two Royal Guards. Inside Jerjerrod could feel his stomach drop and suddenly he felt he had to use the bathroom. Darth Vader and his stormtroopers were on a set course walking towards Jerjerrod as the Emperor went off on his own little tour of the room.

    "The Emperor is examining the progress on this level. You would do well to not disappoint him", said Darth Vader pointing a finger at Jerjerrod. At this moment Jerjerrod felt like all the fingers in the galaxy were pointing at him and blaming him for everything. However he was a soldier and he held himself in a solid matter.

    "The Emperor should not be disappointed. As you will soon find out this level is nearly complete", countered Jerjerrod. For some reason it felt like what he said had no match to Vader's warning.

    "I see that this level like the
  20. GrandAdmiral_Frank Jedi Padawan

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    Title: Home
    Author: GrandAdmiral_Frank
    Characters: Davin Felth (Zeta Squadron Sandtrooper)
    Timeframe: A New Hope
    Genre: Sci-fi/Fantasy
    Summary: Zeta Squadron has been dispatched to recover the missing droids of the Tantive IV raid. The following are excerpts from the private journal of Davin Felth. The complete writings can be found in the Imperial Archives on Bastion.

    Davin Felth Private Journal

    [image=http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/b/bb/Davin.jpg]


    ...We've been dispatched by Lord Vader to recover an escape pod that jettisoned from the Tantive IV raid. None of us, aside from the superior officers, know exactly what is so important about an escape pod but if that's what they want than it's our job to get it. I'm new here in the Desert Sands sandtrooper detachment and already I wish I was back at Carida. I had it all, I knew I was going to move up and then Veers had me sent here. I thought he'd want to keep me seeing as how I found the design flaw in the AT-AT. I guess the safety of troops is less important than ascending yourself up in the ranks. I can't lie when I say that Captain Mod Terrik really whipped me into shape and it's been easier now that the men have accepted me.

    Our Sentinel-class shuttle departed from the Devastator and Desert Sands was split into Alvien, Drax, and Zeta Squadrons. I'm in Zeta Squadron...


    ...Today I thought I found the escape pod but it was merely a boulder. The sands of this rock of a world are mind-numbing. I think there is some magical essence in it that can take a man's soul. Tatooine is a desolate place and why anyone would chose to live here is absurd. Thank Captain Terrik for getting me in shape. On that note, for some reason Captain Terrik seems worse on this mission than any other time I had trained under him. I even went as far as to ask him why so much force was being put out for an escape pod and he lost it. I suppose I should just shut up about it and keep marching forward for the glory of the Empire. Afterall we are nothing more than a number. Mine is 1023 by the way...


    ...I thought the day would end without success yet I had seen something shine even in the bright and golden dunes. Running over to it I found the escape pod. Further examination turned up droid tracks and a ringlike piece that could only belong to an astromech droid. I thought the escape pod was it but I knew that Captain Terrik would have us go after the droids too. Sure enough now we are looking for the droids. I think that if the desert doesn't take 'em then some scavengers will...

    [image=http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/thumb/9/9a/Felth-Terrik.jpg/225px-Felth-Terrik.jpg]


    ...Last night was surprisingly cold. This planet sure has its way no doubts there. The droid tracks led us to a group of traders called Jawas. Captain Terrik discerned from them that the droids had been sold to moisture farmers. Of course Captain Terrik, even moodier with this heat, ordered that we search the sandcrawler the Jawas used for transport. I myself searched the droid repair bay and found nothing. I have to admit that I found the Jawas fascinating with their glowing eyes and quick chirplike speech. The search turned up nothing and then Captain Terrik got us all together and ordered that the Jawas be slaughtered. All the men were excited. Excited! I couldn't believe what I was hearing. What had these creatures done to anyone? Of course that didn't matter. All these kriffing trigger happy boys were excited to finally use their blaster rifles. I took no part in it and I could not watch. Captain Terrik even spoke that humans were the superior beings in the galaxy and that these creatures were interferring with the Empire's efforts in maintaining peace in the galaxy. What peace? The jawas told us the truth! Terrik was just another human supremecist in the Empire. He had Zeta Squadron set it up to look like Tusken Raiders had done it. I had heard of them before. They were said to be ruthless. Another injustice done in
  21. GrandAdmiral_Frank Jedi Padawan

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    Aug 26, 2003
    star 4
    The new topic for the Official TFF Fanfiction Thread is going to be the time period between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.

    Good writing!
  22. cathiecat Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 24, 2005
    star 4
    so far your still the only one posting stories, but keep posting anyway, even without the rest of us. Eventually we will surprise you and post a story, it is bound to happen.


    In the mean time I thoroughly enjoy reading your stories.
  23. GrandAdmiral_Frank Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Aug 26, 2003
    star 4
    Thank you. I will have a rough time these next two months because I am going to adjust to two jobs, play catch up with bills, try to manage some silly ass charade of a Christmas and try to crank out some fics. I have one I did for the PT rewrite, one coming up for the Han and Chewie Fan Club and one I know I want to write for this months topic. I could not go to the Halloween event and Comic-Con seems parsecs away in reality. However I intend to do everything in my power to make it to the book club.
  24. cathiecat Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 24, 2005
    star 4
    Look forward to seeing you there :)
  25. GrandAdmiral_Frank Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Aug 26, 2003
    star 4
    Oh my lord the month is going to be over sooner than we realized and I've done nothing...NOTHING!
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