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Saga Gather 'Round All You Clones (LAS Challenge; Purge Songfic) Won Best Songfic; Thanks to who voted!

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction- Before, Saga, and Beyond' started by Alexis_Wingstar, Apr 24, 2008.

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  1. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    Title: Gather 'Round All You Clones
    Author: Alexis_Wingstar
    Timeline: ROTS/Just after Order 66 and Obi-wan changes the beacon to warn surviving Jedi to stay away.
    Characters: An anonymous OC jedi
    Summary: One isolated jedi's response to the purge.
    Note: Thanks goes to The Musical Jedi for her permission to post this, as it was inspired by her OC's, Tobias, reaction to the purge if he did not have Koria with him. Also thanks to her for betaing. [:D] This was also in response to the [link=http://boards.theforce.net/fan_fiction_resource/b10304/27950600/p1/?48]Life's a Stage[/link] challenge:

    The only other song I quoted from on that album was "Yesterday", and I italicized that line.

    [i]Here I stand head in hand
    Turn my face to the wall
    If she's gone I can't go on
    Feeling two foot small[/i]

    I am alone.

    Circumstances have allowed my continued existence in this darkened universe. I was deep under cover when it happened. I felt a disturbance so powerful, it almost made me pass out.

    Death.

    The galaxy is? was? at war, so there is no shortage of it. It had become [i]a shadow hanging over me[/i] and the rest of the galaxy?s inhabitants. That shadow suddenly took shape as a spear and thrust itself into my soul as I felt my fellow Jedi being slaughtered. I could not understand what had happened at first.

    [i]Everywhere people stare
    each and every day
    I can see them laugh at me
    And I hear them say
    Hey you've got to hide your love away
    Hey you've got to hide your love away[/i]

    I got the call to go back to Coruscant, but I could not depart right away. By the time I got to the ship the Order had provided me, the message had changed. Now it says to stay away.

    Hide.

    I found holonet news reports claiming the Jedi have betrayed the Republic, and are now hunted criminals. The chancellor has declared himself emperor.



    [i]How can I even try?
    I can never win
    Hearing them, seeing them
    In the state I'm in [/i]

    The Republic is dead.

    The Jedi Order is dead.

    I? I live for now. This too shall pass.


    [i]How could she say to me
    "Love will find a way?"
    Gather round all you clowns
    Let me hear you say
    Hey you've got to hide your love away
    Hey you've got to hide your love away[/i]

    I am now walking into the middle of a clone battalion. They ignore me for now. I must appear to be just another refugee to them. I stop in front of a clone marked as a leader. I do not know his designation. It does not matter.

    My lightsaber appears in my hand for the last time, and I ignite its yellow blade.

    I just hold it between me and the clone leader.

    And wait.

    An eternity in a moment, and blaster bolts find their mark.

    All ties have been broken now.

    No attachments.

    That is the Jedi way.>
     
  2. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost star 6

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    Aug 21, 2006
    lovely response to that Beatles challenge. And so sad to see another Jedi killed:_|
     
  3. The Musical Jedi

    The Musical Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Dec 13, 1999
    Gave me chills the second time around as well. [:D] You make Order 66 that much more real...
     
  4. VaderLVR64

    VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That was chilling and powerful!



    The Republic is dead.

    The Jedi Order is dead.

    I? I live for now. This too shall pass.




    Wow. :_| =D=
     
  5. LifesAStage-Director

    LifesAStage-Director Jedi Youngling

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    Jan 8, 2008
    Thank you.

    The wholesale slaughter of the Jedi is just too big to take in, but seeing individuals I guess brings it home. Thanks again for letting me post this, and beta'ing for me. [:D]


    [face_blush] Thanks.

    EDIT: I forgot I was on my sock account! :oops:
     
  6. Trika_Kenobi

    Trika_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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    Nov 4, 1999
    Wow, Alexis. That's just super powerful. You gave it a hefty dose of realism while keeping the entirety simply beautiful. Wonderful job. Thank you. :)
     
  7. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    Sep 16, 2006
    Thank you, Trika. You're comments always threaten to swell my ego. [face_blush]

    Thank you to whoever nominated this as best songfic. :)
     
  8. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    Much thanks to everyone who voted. :)
     
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