Whoa. All kinds of psychedelic here, if that's the word I want. I had to read this a couple times through to see if I could identify all the personages; I think I can guess who some are, but not all. From Ayesha's own life, I can pick out Messiri and Rabarruk, and maybe Nazmat Koch, and Ayesha's birth mother, Thriyé Vos—iI've long wondered about here, and it's really cool to catch a glimpse of her here (and to speculate on what she might have been saying to her daughter). Even the Lifeform seems to be on hand, at least for a bit, as the small soul floating alongside Ayesha in the bacta. From the Saga, it looks like Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are there, as well as Padmé, and I think Shmi too... and of course the three pairs of eyes need no explanation. It's interesting how many mother figures there are among the personages Ayesha sees in this chapter, both in th bacta and during her recovery in bed: from her own birth and adoptive mothers to the notable mothers of the Saga, to herself in connection with the small soul that might be the Lifeform. (Is this what you meant by the "but..." in your response to my previous review?) That seems to be a theme here: the conflict that she's witnessing (!) in the DS2 throne room, which has so much to do with paternal figures of one kind or another, is also bringing up reflections on maternal figures. Or some such. I konw I'm not very coherent right now, because really, I'm just bowled over by this chapter. And this is all taking place to the sound of Namajib's beautiful, soul-harrowing poetry—that is the soundtrack, and indeed more than the soundtrack, because no doubt some of these images she's seeing are related to the poems. The saga of the Child with No Name is mirroring The Saga, which is just a mastertouch, plain and simple. (brandishes protest sign) The people! Demand! You write down some of these poems for us! Now! And all this leads to [hl=black]the severing of both the Emperor's and Vader's hold on our heroine's mind.[/hl] Cause for unmitigated relief and rejoicing? Don't know yet—aftereffects will undoubtedly linger, recovery will still be necessary, adn this is only the first of probably thrty or forty or so part-three chapters, so Ayesha's troubles can't be over yet. Again, just plain amazing work here.