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Saga - OT The Journal of the Former Emperor's Hand [L/M] Updated: 12/24/17

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction- Before, Saga, and Beyond' started by Carlos Danger, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

    Aug 31, 2004
    I agree with all that. :D I like Litassa's point about conventional tactics. [face_thinking]
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  2. RX_Sith

    RX_Sith C&G Game Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

    Mar 13, 2006
    Luke needs to realize that Mara is only trying to protect him in regards to Luke wanting to defeat the Sith right away without thinking about the ramifications of him skirting with the dark side.
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  3. Lady_Misty

    Lady_Misty Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Mar 21, 2007
    They saved the children but it looks like their relationship might be in trouble seeing that they are arguing about Force Training and even though I want them to go their separate ways I don't want them to have a sour breakup.

    It's an interesting discussion whether or not the Jedi and by extension the Sith should end and they shouldn't forget that there are/were other races that used the Force as well. Evil will always exist until the end of time so shouldn't there be someone(s) to help stop the bad guys? They have established that someone either killed the Inquisitor or at the very least planted a kill switch into his brain so they should find out who.
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  4. Carlos Danger

    Carlos Danger Jedi Knight star 2

    Jul 25, 2013
    Actually, it was Customs Agent Klav that died after he was threatened to be turned over to Agent Kyramud (AKA General Iwanuk, the infamous Imperial Interrorgator). I am glad you liked the love scene despite it being fairly tame. I figure it would be in bad taste to have a hot sex scene after the horrific mission they just finished.

    Thanks. Why limit yourself to fighting with the Force when you have other assets available? Especially if you think you might not win on even ground. Luke likes to face his adversary head on, and it did work out for him in the OT, but if his father didn't take out Palpatine then Luke would be dead. Mara is more practical.
    I think Mara is a little scared of him. She won't admit it, but he has the potential of becoming another Darth Vader. The Force is like an addictive drug and Luke is the son of an addict. That may not mean he will have the same problem as his father, but there might be a genetic aspect to it. The way the brain processes information might be similar. Anakin was able to justify doing horrible things. Could Luke do the same? I know he fought the pull of the darkside a number of times, but that doesn't mean he will always succeed.
    The trouble with this story is it is a prequel to my short story that starts about a day or two before Rey travels to Ahch-To (that name always reminds me of David Chappelle's character, Ahchoo, in the movie Men in Tights). In that story you know Luke and Mara had a long standing love affair, but that they were often separated physically through their work. They never married and settled down. They do appear to be friends in the story and the physical affair might be still going on, but maybe not as hot and heavy as when they were young. In my mind, Mara started cooling down the relationship because she was troubled by her decision to hid her child from Luke. I do want to say, if I ever get this story finished, you will find out she never truly abandoned her daughter. She was a fixture in her life...Rey just didn't know she was her mother.

    Thanks everybody for reading. I am working on the next chapter.
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  5. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

    Jul 11, 2014
    Quite a relief for the children, but there's still a lot of unease and awkwardness in this update. The idea of an unknown dark Force user with such powers is disturbing, and this is definitely bringing back to the surface a number of tensions between Luke and Mara. Once again the contrast between their personalities is wonderfully drawn here: Luke is still in many ways the wide-eyed, innocent do-gooder farmboy, whereas Mara is keenly aware of everything that can go wrong when someone is exceptionally powerful in the Force... she just doesn't realise that she's barking up the wrong tree and that Luke won't be the one turning to the dark side.
  6. Carlos Danger

    Carlos Danger Jedi Knight star 2

    Jul 25, 2013
    True, but she might bark up the right tree eventually. :p

    Thanks everybody for reading.


    Entry 84

    We had a chance to interview the children, but the traumatic events combined with their youth didn’t make them the best witnesses. They said they were not forced into the hold until they landed. Once inside they breathed in ‘fog’, which made them sleep. I assume it was an oneirogenic general anesthetic gas or some other type of incapacitating agent. We are still waiting for the laboratory results from the blood samples taken from the children.

    According to the younglings, masked men with blasters boarded their speeder bus and forced the adults off and into another speeder, which sped away. Once separated from their chaperones they were driven to the ship and shepherded into one the ship’s small cabins. They were occasionally given food and water, but their abductors didn’t talk to them.

    Although I am a trained in interrogation techniques, I am not skilled in talking to traumatized children. Luke and I let the local authorities and child psychologist work with the youngsters with the hope that they will open up and remember more details at a later date.

    After we spoke to the children, Luke walked me back to my shuttle. I was still disguised as a Zabrak and he was wearing those insufferable Jedi robes. He looked sad, so sad that I really doubt our relationship will survive continuous long separations. I lowered my ship ramp and motioned for him to go inside.

    Once we were on the shuttle and had privacy, I reached out and took his hands in mine. “Thank you for coming out to help me.”

    He smiled weakly. “You’re welcome.”

    “I need to get back to my base.”

    “Litassa…” I knew he was going to ask me to stay, so I silenced him with a kiss. We stayed in an amorous embrace for a long time, neither wanting to be the one to step away and end the moment. When I realized he could happily extend the kiss into the next day, I was the one to finally pull back.

    “Luke, I can feel your longing and emotional pain at the thought of us being separated. Can you handle a long-distance relationship?”

    He held me close and whispered in my ear. “I want you to stay with me more than anything, but I can’t ask you to do that.”

    That was a curious comment. He hasn’t hesitated to ask before, why not now? “Why is that?”

    “I thought about what you said about me leaving and coming over to the Empire…and I can’t do it.”

    I looked at him perplexed. “I never thought you would, why bring that up?”

    “I can't ask you to make a sacrifice that I won't do myself. I should be able to leave the New Republic if I loved you enough.” He sighed deeply. “It bothers me that I can’t bring myself to do it. I love you and would die for you…so why can’t I follow you to Epta Prime? I don't understand.”

    “Wait, wait,” I detangled myself from his arms and gazed at him sternly. “What are you doing? Are you trying to break up with me? Because if you are, don’t start all of this ‘It’s not you, it’s me’ Bantha crap.”

    “No, I don’t want to break up.” He walked over to the ship’s dining area and sat down at the table. I followed, taking a seat across from him. He averted his eyes for a moment before continuing. “Litassa, I know I can’t leave and follow you because I do want to become a Jedi and I know you dislike that idea. I know it is selfish of me, but I want it all. I want you and I want to be a Jedi, but I don’t think those two things can coexist.”

    I ran a hand over my face in frustration. “What is your point?”

    He made a placating gesture. “I don’t want to keep secrets from you. I want to become a Jedi Knight and maybe train others one day…but I also want to continue our relationship.” He drew in a ragged breath and let it out. “I guess what I am asking is, will I lose you if I travel down that path?”

    I sat back in my seat and regarded him solemnly. “Perhaps I’m jaded, but I just assumed you would become a Jedi whether I liked it or not. I think it’s a mistake, but I know it’s something you want deeply…obviously more than you want me.”

    He made a pitiful moan. “Litassa, I don’t want you to think that.”

    I gave a scathing laugh. “That is exactly what you just told me.”

    His head drooped dejectedly. “You’re right.”

    Gods, I hate seeing him this way…a depressed Jedi-wannabe is so pitiful.

    “Oh, for Sith-sake, stop pouting. Did you ever look at it the other way? I obviously don’t love you enough to leave the Empire.” I reached over the table and grasped his hands. “We discussed this before. We are going to have this secret relationship and keep our normal lives. I always knew you wanted to be a Jedi. I think it is a very bad idea and you might regret your choice in the future…but it’s your choice. I’m not going to end our relationship if you continue your Force training, but I’m also not going to encourage it.”

    He gave a wane smile. “Thank you.” He looked down to his robes. “And…uh…are you going to be upset if I purchase some Jedi robes of my own?”

    I chuckled softly. “It’s fine with me, but only if you promise to give me a Jedi striptease when we get behind closed doors.”

    “Deal.” He stood, dropping his cloak off his shoulders. “We’re behind closed doors, should I start now?”

    My cheeks flushed by an rush of desire.

    “Yes, please do.”
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  7. Cowgirl Jedi 1701

    Cowgirl Jedi 1701 Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 21, 2016
    *Cue Sims 4 woohoo music*
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  8. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

    Aug 31, 2004
    Wonderfully candid and vulnerable conversation. =D=
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  9. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

    Jul 11, 2014
    Hehe. I have no doubt that she'll be barking up the right tree eventually, but for now, sheesh, these people are complicated! It was a great idea to have them together yet apart in this story, it opens up so many possibilities in the new timeline. So Luke is going to become a Jedi, Litassa will stay with the Empire, which will somehow evolve into the FO, or she'll eventually join the FO as a Resistance spy... and they'll be meeting up often enough to have a daughter. I sense a lot of Jedi stripteases in their future :p
  10. RX_Sith

    RX_Sith C&G Game Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

    Mar 13, 2006
    It's great that they agreed to see each other no matter what their affiliations may be.
  11. AzureAngel2

    AzureAngel2 Force Ghost star 6

    Jun 14, 2005
    We had a chance to interview the children, but the traumatic events combined with their youth didn’t make them the best witnesses. They said they were not forced into the hold until they landed. Once inside they breathed in ‘fog’, which made them sleep. I assume it was an oneirogenic general anesthetic gas or some other type of incapacitating agent. We are still waiting for the laboratory results from the blood samples taken from the children.

    I am still pretty annoyed with the First Order about this. As a kindergarten teacher it appals me, but it was well written. [:D]
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  12. Carlos Danger

    Carlos Danger Jedi Knight star 2

    Jul 25, 2013
    [face_laugh] I had to look that up since I have never played the game.

    Thank you!
    I can't make it easy since this is a prequel and I need it to match the short story I wrote. Remind me never to write a prequel to a short story. It is frustrating.
    L/M forever. I don't care what happens in the new movie. Luke and Mara are my OTP.

    I suspect Rey is not the daughter of Luke. Now I sort of think she may be the daughter of Leia and Han. Maybe big brother Ben tried to kill her as a kid and they had to put her in hiding. Still, I think I would have found a better place than Jakku. I mean, why would Han's ship be there? He gives the ship to that alien dude for taking care of his kid. I don't know. I would think she would remember her family, but she was sort of little. I don't remember much from my childhood. I guess it is possible. My point is, I think the movie is going to prove this story is completely wrong. But if Rey and Kylo are brother and sister I won't feel so bad about my story...after all, the internet is flooded with "Relo" slash. :oops: That will be a cringe-worthy read if they do turn out to be siblings.
    Thank you. I don't think anybody likes the idea of kids being ripped from their family and abused. It is just another reason to hate the First Order. I am reading the book Phasma and it does discuss how they got the kids and their training. It is an okay read.

    Sorry for the delay. I have term papers to do and college finals coming up. [face_worried]


    Entry 85

    I am back to work. I called in my team leaders to see what progress they made on the various missions they were given.

    Senior sergeant Q’var was tasked to investigate a bioweapon scare on the planet Kodonno. Specialist Metts was to look into terrorist financing on Ecmo II and finally Junior Sergeant Breon, a Zeltron and my only nonhuman, was tasked to infiltrate and identify the senior operators in a sex slave operation. Q’Var and Metts provided me some actionable information, but I was seriously disappointed in Breon’s performance. I didn’t want to be accused of speciesism, so I gave the sergeant a chance to explain his lack of progress.

    I invited him into my office for a little chat. I sat at my desk with Breon standing at attention on the other side. I looked over my datapad and frowned. “Sergeant Breon, how is it you have been out in the field for weeks and you have nothing to show for it?”

    The red skinned alien turned a deep maroon color as he stuttered out his excuse. “Ma’am, you ask for the impossible. The Kanjis are known to run the slavery operation, but they are difficult to locate. They’re cagey. Being renegade slaves themselves they always have to worry about bounty hunters looking to return them to their Hutt masters. They are impossible to infiltrate.”

    “No organization is impossible to infiltrate! I have gotten reports from my sources that you have been sitting around taverns in the hopes that a Kanjis operative accidentally bumps into you. That is not intelligence work. I should demote you down to the sanitation corps.”

    “Ma’am, if you allow me to explain, perhaps over a meal, maybe you will understand better.”

    My eyes went wide and I was momentary stunned by an overwhelming desire to hear this man out. Maybe it was being too hard on him.

    ‘Kriff! He’s using his pheromones!’

    I knew his species could utilize powerful pheromones that can cloud a person’s mind; I just never imagined he would be brash enough to try it on an officer. I utilized the Force to neutralize the invisible chemicals being sucked into my body with every breath. It took a few seconds, but I was able to fully negate his clumsy attempt at manipulation.

    My eyes narrowed as I glared at him murderously. “The only thing you need to explain to me is how an inept soldier like you managed to get through Intelligence Corps training.”

    His jaw dropped as his eyes widened when he realized his pheromones were not working.

    “Ummm...,” he mumbled.

    “Ummm is not an answer.” I waited for an explanation, but none was forthcoming.

    “Sergeant Breon, your free ride is over. Your pheromones don’t work on me.” I stood and slowly walked around my desk so I could look him in the eye. “I should have you court-martialed for attempting to use a mind altering chemical on an officer.”

    The Zeltron’s respiration rate increased and the blood drained from his cheeks until his red skin turned a light pink. “Please ma’am. I apologize. It's sometimes happens without conscious effort. It'll never happen again.”

    “I know it won’t. You also won’t use your manipulative powers on anybody within this organization or on any spouse or significant other of any soldier under my command. I won’t have the comradely and cohesiveness of this unit undermined by you or anyone else.”

    “Yes, ma’am!”

    I leaned against my desk as I considered my options. I could run him out, but he might shape up to be a decent soldier if properly motivated. “I’m going to give you one more chance, Sergeant Breon. Get me the information to shut down the sex industry in the west quadrant or I will reassign you to Sandtrooper duty on Tatooine. There you can work your pheromone magic on dewbacks and Jawas.”

    “Yes, Ma’am! I won’t fail you again.”

    I gave him a dismissive wave of the hand and he scurried out of my office. Almost immediately Commander Darten peeked around the door frame and whistled. “Wow, you are good at that. I need to take lessons. I fear I am far too lenient with those under my command.”

    “You are,” I said with a teasing grin. I motioned to a couple chairs along the far wall. “Please come in and take a seat, Sir.”

    He walked in and smirked. “I like how you handled yourself. I tried to discipline Sergeant Breon once. I just ended up confused and buying him lunch.”

    I laughed, not knowing if he was joking or not. “Zeltron pheromones are potent. You’re lucky you didn’t end up in a far worse situation.”

    He sat down and pointed to the chair next to him. “I had a question about your report.”

    I looked to the door. “Are we going to discuss classified information? Should I close the door?”

    He nodded. “That may be best.”

    I closed the door and then sat next to him. “What is it?”

    He crossed his arms across his chest and leaned back in the chair. “The autopsy came back on the former Inquisitor. His larynx was crushed, but there was no visible damage to his outer skin.” He paused. “I just wondered if there is more to the story than what you reported.” He cleared his throat before he outstretched his arm and made a choking gesture. “You or Skywalker didn’t…do a Vader on him, did you?”

    I shook my head. “No. I wanted him alive so I could hand him over to General Iwanuk for interrogation. I wrote in my official report that he Inquisitor used the Force to kill himself, but I didn’t mention a second possibility.”

    “Which is?”

    “The suicide might have been triggered by a suggestion planted within his mind…but that is only conjecture on my part.”

    “Who could do that?”

    I blew out a nervous breath. “Possibly a Sith.”

    Commander Darten groaned. “Ahh, I hate those guys.”

    I rolled my eyes. “You’ve only known two.”

    “I think two evil dark lords is more than enough in a lifetime.” He glanced over to me. “Wasn’t it enough for you?”

    “Yeah,” I said softly. “I hope I’m wrong and we are dealing with a simple suicide.”

    “I hope so too.” Darten stood and walked toward the door. “Continue working on the other missions I gave you, but plan on being on planet two weeks for now. Admiral Creeden put you in for the Imperial Meritorious Service Award and plans to present it to you personally.”

    I sighed deeply. “Sir, I really wish he wouldn’t. I don’t want the spotlight on me…seeing that I am working under an alias.”

    He gave out of hearty laugh. “Well, if you wanted to remain anonymous you probably shouldn’t have bedded the most eligible bachelor in the galaxy who happens to be the last known Jedi in the universe and was once the most wanted man in the Empire.”

    I bristled at that comment, but I couldn’t deny its accuracy. Dating Skywalker, even secretly, wasn’t the best idea if I wished to remain unknown. “True, that was a bit shortsighted and reckless of me.” A slight grin tugged at the corner of my lips. “I blame your wife, Sir. She did say we were meant for each other.”

    “Indeed she did.” He gave me a fatherly smile. “Young love makes people do foolish things. Don’t worry, I went through your records and shored up any inconsistencies. Nobody will question your identity.”

    I was touched by his kindness. “Thank you, sir.”

    “No problem. You are a great asset. I don’t want some overly indoctrinated Imperial buckethead giving you problems.” He opened the door. “I’ll let you get back to work.”

    When he was gone I began to wonder if Commander Darten was just being proactive and overly protective when it came to keeping my identity a secret or did he know something I didn’t. Have I already brought on unwanted Imperial attention to myself?
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  13. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

    Aug 31, 2004
    Loved the teasing and talk with Darten. Mara with Breon was fantastic. =D=
  14. RX_Sith

    RX_Sith C&G Game Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

    Mar 13, 2006
    It is weird that Darten and Mara hate the Sith, but knowing that the Sith have just one purpose of ruling the galaxy, then I guess it would make them uneasy to follow that kind of person again.
  15. Ridley Solo

    Ridley Solo Jedi Master star 4

    Aug 27, 2010
    I can't believe I just found this....WOW. :eek: I have to say I've never been a fan of Mara Jade, but I like how you've written her here; nice switch with her training Luke instead of the other way around. She does have a good point about the Force being dangerous, especially in the hands of the untrained.

    Luke in the early chapters is positively adorable. So sweet, and such a farmboy! [face_love] I can't tell you how many times I've laughed, squee'd and come close to crying, especially when Leia was abducted and lost the baby. Poor Leia! :(

    Now I'm just annoyed at the two of them. This relationship is not going to work. Sad, but true. Poor Luke, too, he's so lonely and desperate that he's starting to remind me of his Papa...deep down I think he knows this isn't going to work, but he wants it so much he's willing to put himself through torture just to savor the times together they do have.

    Just break it off, guys. Don't put yourself through this! :oops:
  16. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

    Jul 11, 2014
    Ooh, update! And don't worry about delays, RL always comes first, especially college finals [face_good_luck]

    I loved how Mara, in just a few sentences, turned that Breon dude into minced meat :D But I'm also curious about him and his investigation. Is he a "proper" Imperial intelligence officer or some sort of troublemaker? And is his mission to infiltrate a slave trafficking organisation somehow connected to the FO?

    And then, Darten. I always love it when he shows up in this story; he's such a great character (with a great wife :p ) and he has such a great relationship with Mara. At the same time, like Mara, I always wonder if he knows more than he lets on. It's interesting that he's a loyal Imperial yet he was still creeped out by Palps and Vader. I'm curious to see what role he'll play when the FO officially shows up.
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  17. Carlos Danger

    Carlos Danger Jedi Knight star 2

    Jul 25, 2013
    Thank you. I like Commander Darten teasing Mara.
    In the earlier posts Mara started to realize how controlled she was by the Emperor. She found her new life liberating, like a kid moving out of their parents' house. She was the master of her own destiny now.
    Thanks. I am glad you are enjoying this story. This is a prequel to a short story I wrote that shows that the relationship didn't turn out as a classic love story. But there is love.
    Thanks. I love Commander Darten also. Wouldn't you be creeped out if your boss could Force choke you? Or have lightening fly out of his fingertips? I can't see how any non-Force user would ever trust a Jedi or Sith. They have too much power. They can do a Jedi mind trick and strip away your free will. I am sure most people think they can read minds. They have an unfair advantage. I am surprised that the galaxy doesn't round them all up like X-Men mutants.

    Finals are over. Now I can chill until January. [face_dancing] I have to admit that I am not looking forward to the movie this Friday totally messing up my head-canon. I will probably see the movie on Friday with my roommate. I can't not see it. I just hope I am not disappointed. I swear, if somebody chops off Rey's hand I am going to be mad. TFA was a repeat of ANH. I want to see something new.


    Entry 86

    The Bort IV port security officer, Talbot Zawn contacted me today. Or I guess I should say he contacted my alias, Agent Celina Marniss, the Avslort Planetary Investigator for Missing Children. He informed me that the missing crew members from the abandoned slaving vessel were discovered. All were dead from what he described as blunt trauma.

    “There was blood all over the warehouse where they were found,” Zawn said over the audio transceiver. “It appears that the crew members were thrown against the walls and there is evidence that one hit the ceiling. I can only assume this was the work of the Inquisitor. Either that, or somebody as big as a rancor picked them up and tossed them about like ragdolls.”

    “I agree. The Inquisitor probably killed them before he returned to the ship. I suspect he was making sure there weren’t any loose ends. The younglings were probably the next to be murdered.”

    “It was fortunate that you and Jedi Skywalker was able to save them.”

    “We couldn’t have done it without your help,” I stated, knowing a little praise often gains you lifelong allies. “Have you found any other information from their ship logs or witnesses?”

    “The ship logs were erased. We have a computer forensic analyst attempting to recover data, but it may take weeks to do so.”

    “And the children? Have they said anything of importance?”

    “A couple younglings stated they heard their captors discussing a General, but they didn’t have a name.”

    I groaned inwardly. If the person in charge of the kidnappings is a general then it meant we might be dealing with a government and not a criminal organization. “Did they hear anything else?”

    There was a slight pause. “I don’t know. One child said he heard the words ‘Bread and oil’ more than once.”

    “What? In what context?”

    “The youngling said the men talked about getting a hold of bread oil or bringing the children bread oil.”

    I let out a frustrated breath. “Does that mean anything to you?”

    “No, I’m sorry that I can’t be of more assistance. I’ll keep you updated on any breaks in the case.”

    “Thank you, Officer Zawn. I appreciate you help.”

    I turned off the transceiver. "Bread oil," I muttered. "What the hell does that mean?"

    Entry 87

    Tonight I was presented the Imperial Meritorious Service Award by Admiral Creeden himself. The ceremony took place in the post auditorium that was filled with Imperial soldiers from my unit and senior officers from throughout the base. The Admiral made a touching speech about my bravery, keen intelligence gathering abilities and strong devotion to duty. I noticed he made no mention of Luke Skywalker and the major roll he played in recovering the children. I’m not surprised; a great majority of the Imperial Military still hates the man.

    As Admiral Creeden placed the medal around my neck he leaned in a little closer than necessary and whispered, “I am eternally grateful to you for bringing my son back to me. If you need anything….and I mean anything, just let me know.” He stepped back and shook my hand. His wife then came on stage and grabbed me in into an overly enthusiastic hug while she bawled about the joy of having her boy back. An officer carried their young son onto the stage and handed him to his father. The youngling buried his face against his father’s chest, looking like he wanted to be anywhere but where he was at the moment.

    I know how he felt. I really do not like drawing this much attention.

    After the ceremony, and the boring meet-and-greet that followed, I was invited to join Commander Darten and his wife for dinner at their home. I gladly accepted because it gave me a reason to leave the auditorium posthaste.

    On the speeder ride to their house I could tell Marta Darten was having trouble containing her excitement over something. I assumed she was looking forward to grilling me about my relationship with Skywalker and I was partially correct.

    When they led me into their home I was shocked to find the Jedi sitting on their couch. He was heavily masking his Force presence, either to surprise me or to conceal himself from any nearby Force users. “Congratulations!” he said as he rose and moved forward to shake my hand like we were common coworkers. I had to smirk. There was no way Marta was going to fall for that platonic gesture.

    “Oh please,” she said sarcastically, “I’ve seen you two smooching on the news. And according to the holoshow TGZ, Captain Colay is already carrying a Jedi love child.”

    The smile slipped from Skywalker’s face and his eyes went wide in disbelief. “What? Am I going to be a father?”

    I had to roll my eyes. “No, and I really doubt that was actually reported on any news broadcast. She tricked you into confirming that we’ve been intimate.”

    Marta chuckled at the look on Skywalker’s face. “I may not be Military Intelligence, but I picked up a thing or two here and there from my husband.”

    A blush colored his face. “Well, I guess our relationship isn’t secret anymore…at least in this household.”

    “I guess so.” I leaned in and gave him a quick kiss on the cheek. “This is a surprise. I never thought you would have the nerve to step foot on an Imperial world.”

    Skywalker shrugged. “I was invited by Admiral Creeden. He presented me with the Distinguished Civilian Service Award…privately…very privately. I don’t think he wanted anybody to know the Empire gave tribute to their former enemy.”

    I had to laugh. “It probably wouldn’t help his career.”

    “We can talk at the dinner table” Marta gestured for us to follow. “I had the chef droid working all day on dinner.”

    The food was delicious and the dinner conversation was as interesting as it was mortifying.

    “You two make such a cute couple,” Marta started out.

    “I don’t know if you can call us a couple,” I said softly. “We go weeks without seeing each other.”

    Marta smiled warmly. “I bet that makes your time together that much more romantic.” She looked over to Luke. “Are you related to Anakin Skywalker?”

    The Jedi almost choked on his food. After a short coughing fit he managed to answer. “He was my father.”

    Marta beamed at that response. “I thought so. You look so much like him. You have his eyes and a cleft chin. He was such a handsome Jedi.”

    Luke was speechless for a moment. “Did you know my father?”

    Marta shook her head. “No, I was just one of the millions of young girls that had a crush on the man. I remember when the Separatists kidnapped the Chancellor and they were holding him captive. Your father and his Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, snuck onto a Confederacy Flagship, freed Chancellor Palpatine, and managed to land the severely damaged ship on Coruscant. It was all over the news. Your father was fearless.” She gazed at Luke intently. “He disappeared during the Jedi Purge. Do you know what happened to him?”

    Skywalker blanched as he took a long drink of water. “He umm…he died fighting Emperor Palpatine.”

    Marta nodded sadly. “I thought as much. Palpatine had addressed the senate claiming the Jedi attacked him in his office.” She drew in a deep breath and blew it out before continuing. “I never believed the story that the Jedi were trying to overthrow the government. My personal theory is they discovered Chancellor Palpatine was pure evil and tried to stop him.”

    The Jedi looked absolutely shocked to talk to somebody about his father. “How do you know all of this? All the records of the Jedi were destroyed by the Emperor.”

    Both Marta and Commander Darten laughed. “We lived during that time,” Marta explained. “The Emperor couldn’t erase our memories.”

    Luke blushed slightly. “Yes, of course.” He looked down at his place and pushed some vegetables around with his fork. “Marta, you wouldn’t happen to know the identity of my mother?”

    Her brow furrowed in thought. “The Jedi were forbidden to marry or have children, so he would have kept the relationship a secret. He did have a young female apprentice, but she was a Togruta…and much too young for him.” She looked to her husband. “Do you have any intelligence information concerning his mother?”

    Commander Darten, as usual, was continuously shoveling food in his mouth in order to avoid any awkward conversation his wife would initiate. He shrugged and shook his head while chewing on his steak.

    Marta turned back to Luke. “Sorry. There were many female Jedi with whom he could have had a clandestine relationship. He also had a friendship with the former queen of Naboo. There were rumors that she was pregnant.”

    Commander Darten finished chewing on his huge chunk of steak and finally joined the conversation. “She died while pregnant. I saw the media coverage of her funeral. She looked like she was in third trimester when she passed.”

    “That’s so sad,” Marta whispered gloomily before gazing up to Luke and me. “When are you two going to have children?”

    Commander Darten groaned. “Marta…please.”

    I had to chuckle. “You saw the horrified look on Skywalker’s face when you joked about me being pregnant…so I would say procreating is not in our future.”

    Luke appeared shaken. “I didn’t have a horrified look. I was just caught off guard.”

    I was surprised that he sounded upset. I reached out through the Force and spoke to him. ‘Luke, this is not a conversation we are going to have here.’

    He gazed at me before nodding and putting on his best phony smile. “So, Litassa, what have you been up to lately?”

    The remainder of the dinner conversation remained light. Occasionally he would ask Marta to recount some of her memories of the Jedi, but the subject of children never resurfaced…which is good, because it is never going to happen.
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  18. Cowgirl Jedi 1701

    Cowgirl Jedi 1701 Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 21, 2016
    OMG! Just.....just....OMG!

    And love! Absolutely love!
  19. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

    Aug 31, 2004
    #86-- more clues but mystifying ones-- bread oil?#87: Marta is something else! [face_laugh] She has a lot of interesting firsthand memories of the events surrounding the Purge etc. Having info on Anakin's part in all the excitement and the tales about the Jedi were definitely something Luke welcomed learning.
    Marta sure likes to get the juicy details about Luke & Litassa. It's apparently something her husband is used to. :oops:
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  20. RX_Sith

    RX_Sith C&G Game Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

    Mar 13, 2006
    Never say never Mara.
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  21. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

    Jul 11, 2014
    Martaaaaaa! I love this, I love this, I love this! What an irreverent Imperial wife she makes, and I was laughing out loud at the mental image of Darten focusing on his food to avoid participating in the conversation. Plus, she actually managed to mention Luke's mother... but will he understand it?

    Now, about the children, "bread and oil", eh? I'll be damned if I have the faintest clue what that means – but maybe Creeden's son can clarify in the next update? [face_batting]
  22. Carlos Danger

    Carlos Danger Jedi Knight star 2

    Jul 25, 2013
    Thanks! I'm glad you liked that.
    Thanks! Marta reminds me of my mother. She always loved reading gossip magazines.
    That's right. Who doesn't want a Skycrawler. :)
    Thanks for reading. I am glad you enjoyed it.

    Well, I watched the movie and it didn't suck. No spoilers, but I don't think anything seen in the movie will force me to say this is non-canon. There is just too much unknown about all the characters. Who knows, perhaps my story is what really happened. :luke:


    Entry 88

    After dinner I invited Luke over to my quarters. It felt a little odd having him inside my personal space. In the past all our romantic rendezvous were in hotel rooms or space shuttles. My feeling of unease made me wonder if my infatuation with the Jedi was based mainly on the illicitness of our courtship. We were more like two people sneaking around having an affair. In our case we weren’t keeping secrets from unsuspecting spouses but governments. We didn’t have a relationship as much as pure carnal bliss, with very little dating or wooing involved. For a second or two I wondered if he felt the same.

    That question was answered in the millisecond we had some privacy. As soon as the door closed behind us he grabbed me around my waist and pulled me firmly against his rock hard body. It came quite apparent that Luke Skywalker felt right at home in my abode.

    “Gods, I’ve missed you,” he whispered in my ear as he ran the palms of his hands down my back before settling on my bottom. He captured my lips with his, before deepening the kiss in such a way that all thoughts other than making love to this man were purged from my brain.

    I broke away from our lip-lock long enough to point and whisper, “The bedroom!"

    He gave me a devastating smile as he scooped me up in his arms and carried me to the direction indicated.

    Any feeling of awkwardness quickly disappeared with each wave of pleasure he elicited from me. By the next morning I decided pure carnal bliss isn’t such a bad thing after all.

    Entry 89

    He cooked me breakfast the next day consisting of eggs, nerf sausage and juice.

    “It looks delicious,” I said as I wrapped a bathrobe around my body.

    He was wearing the dress pants and tunic he had on the night before. I glanced at his clothing and then down to my robe. “I feel underdressed.”

    He laughed softly. “Believe me, I would be wearing less, but I discovered long ago that sausage oil splatter and a lack of clothing don’t go well together.” He grinned. “I’m glad you had provisions in your cooling unit. I didn’t relish the thought of going shopping. Even without the uniform or Jedi robes, I am fairly sure I would be recognized.”

    I laughed. “I think so, too.”

    He sipped his juice while staring at me. “Do you want to talk about what you didn’t want to discuss last night?”

    I raised an eyebrow. “About children? Don’t you think that talk is a little premature?”

    He shrugged. “I just wanted to clarify that my reaction last night was really one of surprise. I wasn’t horrified at that thought of having a child.” He sat down at the dining table and took a sip of juice. “Just in case it is something you desire in the future…I didn’t want you to believe I was against the possibility.” He gazed into my eyes. “But, you are right. This conversation is premature.”

    “Agreed,” was all I said about the subject.

    We ate breakfast in silence for a good five minutes before he spoke again.

    “Commander Darten said you didn’t discover any useful information from the children or the ship’s computer systems.” He glanced up at me. “Any progress on locating our elusive Sith…if he or she actually exists?”

    I shook my head. “Nothing. I kept my surveillance on the other Inquisitors thinking they would flee when word got out that their comrade was killed…but they have remained on the various planets they are located. I am thinking about bringing one in for interrogation.”

    He gave me a quizzical expression. “Wouldn’t that trigger another suicide?”

    I thought about it. “I was thinking about cloaking my presence, stunning the man before he sees me, slapping on those Force-cuffs, and keep him sedated until I can get him to our interrogator.”

    “Do you think the cuffs would prevent the Inquisitor from killing himself using the Force?”

    “I think so…what I am not sure about is if the electrical field generated by the cuffs would prevent another Force user from killing him with the Force. I assume it would, but I’ve never tried it.”

    “Do you have the cuffs? We can try a nonlethal experiment. I will put them on and we can see if you can touch me through the Force, both physically and telepathically.”


    A wide smile spread across his face. “Hopefully you can think of something not painful to subject me to.”

    I laughed. “That sounds like an interesting way to spend the morning. I’ll let my Commander know that you and I are doing some case work together.”

    He rolled his eyes. “He’s going to take that as code for having sex.”

    “I don’t think there is anything I can tell him that won’t be interpreted in that manner.” I grinned. “The cuffs are in my bedroom. After breakfast I will cuff you up and umm…try to pinch and probe you with the Force.”

    He blushed slightly. “This should be an interesting morning.”

    Entry 90

    It turns out that I can’t communicate with Skywalker telepathically when he has the cuffs on. I also can’t touch him telekinetically, meaning I can’t choke or punch him using the Force, but objects thrown at him utilizing the Force will strike due to their momentum. From our experimentation we determined that an inquisitor is not capable of Force-induced suicide if cuffed. In addition, a Sith couldn’t Force choke him, but a powerful enough Sith might be able to telekinetically grab an object from a room and throw it at the Inquisitor with enough power to kill him.

    I determined it was worth picking up an inquisitor. I will run the plan by Commander Darten later today.

    I glanced over to Luke who was lying in my bed, hands cuffed at his front. “What should I do with you now Skywalker?”

    He grinned, his eyes blazing with mischief. “Anything you want, Litassa. I am your prisoner.”

    A smile tugged on my lips. “You are enjoying this far too much.” I walked over an uncuffed him. When he sat up I kissed him on the lips. “I’m going to miss you.”

    He grabbed me around my waist and eased me onto the bed next to him. “Can I stay longer? When do you have to get back to work?”

    “This afternoon, but I am sure my commander will forgive me if I ask for the rest of the day off.”

    “I would like some more time with you,” he said softly. “We never know when we’ll see each other again.” He leaned in and placed his mouth against my ear. “Just a little more time.”

    I eased a hand under his tunic and ran it over his muscular chest. “I would like that also.”
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  23. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

    Aug 31, 2004
    [face_laugh] [face_laugh] on the experiment with the cuffs and the teasing. I am glad they cleared the air about kids in the future. Litassa's musings about the exact nature of their relationship: is it purely physical indulgence or is there true emotion involved? [face_thinking] Luke is definitely having a blast physically [face_mischief] but he would never be "just" about that. [face_thinking] And Litassa might like to come across as casual etc. but she's committed also. @};-
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  24. RX_Sith

    RX_Sith C&G Game Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

    Mar 13, 2006
    Some very interesting romantic entanglements with Luke being cuffed.
  25. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

    Jul 11, 2014
    What RX said [face_laugh]

    But the handcuff experiment serves a further purpose here, so I'm very curious to see where that will lead. What if all the Inquisitors aren't working with You-Know-Who? (Also, the way Mara talks so casually about bringing them to "our interrogator" is kind of chilling. I wonder if Luke truly understood who she meant – because it's the same guy that made an appearance earlier in this story, right?)