Disclaimer: Star Wars belongs to Disney. Star Wars: Emerging from Shadows Cushing's Admirer Saga AU that includes some of my EU faves Note: Herein there will be an interspecies marriage with resultant cubs between a Male Chiss and a Female Bothan Herein, interspecies marriages and hybrid cubs will be common as Cushy considers it an important avenue of expressing personal merit of individuals regardless of ancestry. I am not of the view that the Empire is speciest and I write accordingly. Characters: Governor Wilhuff Tarkin 'Grey Stag' Peter Cushing Demothi Dooku 'Tiger King' Christopher Lee Hannah Tarkin: Wilhuff's wife 'Innocent Rose' OC Leilani Tarkin: Wilhuff's granddaughter 'Playful Acklay' OC Firmus Piett 'Loyal Comrade' Kenneth Colley Tian Jerjerrod: Michael Pennington Agile Wolf Stormtrooper OC Keen Mynock Female Stormtrooper OC Courageous Elk—lad OC Gilad Thimen Kolor'tharas—Chiss Christopher Plummer OC Toru Fireheart—Kaladroni Jeremy Irons OC Vomkor—Female Bothan: Thimen's wife OC Shiveki Chiss/Bothan hybrid Thimen and Vomkor's eldest son OC Gleeful One Nomilar Jeremy Brett OC Rating: PG-13 (serious themes) Introduction: Hello there. I'm Cushy. This is my Dooku and Tarkin-centric tale in which I will explore many different issues. Particularly that everyone involved in a conflict are still people and possess feelings. If I can complete this in-depth piece I hope to intrigue a few of you. I am one that writes from my heart chiefly so I will not be beholden to the EU, TCW or even wholly to how many view the film presentations of the film characters. Dedication: Foremost, this work is intended to honour the memory of a precious and unique soul, Peter Cushing OBE. Secondarily, it is to honour what he has taught me in my 7 + years of study in conjunction with the deep and complex bond he shared with Christopher Lee from 1956-1994. Finally, it is to honour those that have encouraged and listened to a yearning distraught Cushy no matter the hour or emotion expressed. Thank you. To Sir with Love: Though you gained your most worthy rest 5 days before this lass reached her 12th Name Day, you shan't be forgotten, Sweetheart.