The Scoundrel Chronicles- Birth of a Rebellion After ANH, AU; Han, Wedge, Wes, Luke, Hobbie, Chewie

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  1. Jane Jinn Jedi Grand Master

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    Congratulations, Coota, and as everybody else has pointed out, your awards were richly deserved! :)
  2. Ultima_1 Jedi Grand Master

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  3. Mira_Terrik Jedi Master

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  4. Ultima_1 Jedi Grand Master

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  5. JediHunterCommand Jedi Master

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    I'll go with the flow and

    UP
  6. Coota Jedi Master

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    Just replying to say I'm still working on this. I apologize for the delay, but things have been crazy lately. On the plus side, I came out with great grades this semester, so I'm pretty happy.

    On another note, my thoughts and prayers go out to Jane, whose son was recently struck by a car. I hope he makes a full recovery; it's horrible to see something like this happen to someone as caring as Jane.
  7. Ultima_1 Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm sorry to hear about that too.
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  9. Jane Jinn Jedi Grand Master

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    I just saw your post above, Coota. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers! It looks like my son is making a full recovery. :)

    I guess life must still be pretty crazy for you, though. No new post?
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  11. Coota Jedi Master

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    End of Chapter Seven. FINALLY.

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    A new, larger common room had been found aboard Limsat?s cruiser for the final briefing before the attack on the supply depot. As he looked around the room, Hobbie had to admit that Han had a knack for bringing together exceptionally different people; the place was filled with the more well kempt, almost military pirates from Tarsyn?s ship, the tattooed, eye-patched traditional pirates from Limsat?s cruiser and Booster Terrik?s professional but individualistic smugglers. That wasn?t even mentioning the group of former Rebels now wearing their distinctive orange flightsuits, which included him, Wedge, Wes and Luke.

    Wes seemed to be busy talking to his new pirate acquaintance, Wedge was making small talk with a slightly rumpled Mirax, and Chewbacca was watching over Han as he cleared up a few last minute details with Booster and the pirate captains. This left Hobbie with Luke and the one companion he had been trying to avoid, C-3PO. Artoo had also managed to tag along, accompanying C-3PO out of habit.

    ?So, what do you think our chances are?? he asked Luke, trying to maintain his usual dour look. He didn?t want anyone to realize he was actually happy for once. It would raise everyone?s expectations, and then they?d want him to act happy all the time.

    ?Pretty good, considering. I mean, we?ve got a couple of cruisers and a wings worth of starfighters?,? Luke began, before Hobbie interrupted him.

    ?No, no, no. That?s not how it works.?

    ?Huh??

    ?When I say, what do you think our chances are, you say ?About one in a million.? That?s the only way for us to get out alive.?

    ?I believe this is an example of pilot superstition, Luke,? 3PO suggested, ?It is a well documented form of dementia that??

    ?Quiet, you,? Hobbie suggested forcefully to the droid, who understood what that look meant and obeyed.

    ?You spend a lot of time in a starfighter, don?t you, Hobbie?? Luke asked, raising an eyebrow curiously.

    ?Far too much, but that has nothing to do with this. Wes is off with his new long lost love, and if I don?t get the pre-dogfight ritual out of the way, we?re all going to die.?

    Luke put his hands up defensively, grinning sheepishly, ?Ok, ok, shoot.?

    Hobbie shook out his arms dramatically, as if getting ready for some kind of athletics competition; he then went back to his pose of leaning against the back wall, his arms crossed. ?So, Luke, what do you think our chances are??

    Luke, while still looking skeptical, seemed to decide to play along. ?Uh, about one in a million??

    Hobbie shook his head, and commented, ?Needs work, but I guess it?ll have to do. It looks like we?re starting.?

    Sure enough, Han Solo, Booster Terrik, Limsat and Tarsyn had moved into the center of the room so they could be seen by all present. While not all of the pirates and smugglers were there, a good amount were; the rest were listening from the other ships, as well as other parts of Limsat?s ship, via the communications systems. It seemed like as good a way as any to start a rebellion officially, Hobbie thought.

    Solo took the floor first, as somehow seemed appropriate. This was his rebellion, after all, though he probably hadn?t thought it through this far when he had first proposed it on Tierfon Base. That conversation seemed lightyears away, now, as they prepared to assist the fleeing rebellion in getting away from Imperial pursuit.

    Hobbie let his thoughts be interrupted as Solo cleared his throat and began speaking, slightly nervously at first, but more clearly as he continued.

    ?A lot of you might be wondering what your Captains have gotten you into, and who exactly I am, what I want, and why you?re risking your lives for me. I guess I?ll take care of the easy part first; I?m Han Solo, Captain of the Millenium Falcon. I?m just a smuggler, but I?m also an opportunist at heart. I saw the opportunity for something, and so I grabbed it.?

    ?It was a little different from anything else I?ve gone after before, though. This time it was a rebellion that I saw dying i
  12. Tahi Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeeha! I'm the first one here, Coota. It's great to see you're on your way again.

    I really like your idea of using Hobby - one of the lesser mentioned pilots. Great idea. I always think it's a lot of fun to use minor characters because you have more freedom with them. That dialogue between Hobbie and Luke is hilarious.

    I also enjoy Han's ongoing inner dialogue - but you know that. Cool ending - and very true. Boy do I agree about the platitudes. Far too many of those in politics.

    :)
  13. Jane Jinn Jedi Grand Master

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    Coota! You're back! Great to see you again! :)

    I loved the part where Hobbie didn't want anybody to know that he was happy, because it would raise expectations that he should be happy all the time. :) I also loved the idea of the pessimistic 'ritual,' and the way that Threepio described it as 'documented dementia.' LOL!

    Han knows just how to appeal to smugglers and pirates; by mentioning money. I liked the 'individual' part of his speech, too. The whole thing was very inspirational -- Han's going to be a great leader. :)
  14. RebelMom Jedi Grand Master

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    Glad to see more story. I even remembered what was going on. :)
  15. forceaddict Jedi Master

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    welcome back coota

    glad ur back

    we missed you

    great post
  16. Tahi Jedi Grand Master

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    More, more. We're hungry ;)
  17. Kaia Jedi Knight

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    I´ve just spend the last three hours reading the whole story, and I´m captured. This story is one of the best I´ve ever read in my life.
    So... KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK Coota!
  18. Kaia Jedi Knight

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  20. Kaia Jedi Knight

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    "Always be yourself"
  21. Kaia Jedi Knight

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    "The road goes on and on and on, back to where it begun!"
  22. alhana_antilles Jedi Knight

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    Oh, I do hope that you update this story soon, Coota. It's one of the best that I've read on the boards. I usually don't like AU fics, but this one is written in such a way that I can actually see this plot taking place. Besides it has a lot of interaction between Han, Wedge, Wes, Hobbie, and Luke in the same scene...something that we don't see too often in the novels or most fics.

    :)
  23. Kaia Jedi Knight

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    What we do in life....echoes in eternity...
  24. Kaia Jedi Knight

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    I´m letting this one go up!
  25. Kaia Jedi Knight

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    When does the next post coming? This story is very good.
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