|Bolt: Deception of War
Author: Bane7567 PM
While being pursued by Calico, Penny and Bolt are abducted by Grievous. Though rescued by the Jedi, they are still faced with the cold reality of war. Rated T for Sci-Fi violence throughout.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Friendship - & Anakin S. - Chapters: 19 - Words: 21,935 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 08-28-10 - Published: 07-28-10 - Status: Complete - id: 6184767
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Grievous walked into the main control room of the Separatist secret base where Dooku was waiting for him beside TV-94 and a holographic Ventress. "I received the news from Raxus Prime," he said, with a cold stare. "Most, disappointing."
"Yes. I apologize, my lord," Grievous said, his fists clenched.
"Apologies are not always acceptable General," he said, walking around the holographic display of the galaxy. "Your losses are beginning to outnumber your victories. And if we are to win this war, that is something we cannot allow."
"Yes, but..." Grievous began.
"I sense you are losing your focus, your lack of vigil, your..."
"You cannot blame me!" he the general snapped, silencing the count. "If I had better droids, I would be walking over the ruins of the Jedi temple right now!"
Dooku waited a moment to respond, "Perhaps. But you would not have slain a single one of the Jedi in the Temple. You would be killed, as the Jedi would have the upper hand. They are focused. Calm. While you are distracted, and much too tense."
Grievous looked past him to Ventress, who kept a serious look on her face. He could she was smiling. On the inside. She was pleased she was better than him. Or so she thought. "Do not concern yourself with these minor setbacks my friend," a dark voice came from behind Dooku.
Ventress quickly kneeled at the hologram before her. Dooku turned to see Darth Sidious's blue image in front of him. "Ah, master," Dooku said. "I see you have heard the news."
"Yes, indeed," he said calmly. "Do not fret with these losses, these weapons are simple tools to keep the Jedi off of what truly matters to us. Except for one, of course."
Grievous looked up at him, "The Malevolence?"
"Precisely," he answered. "And if that fails, I assure you. This war, is still balanced in our favor" And the Republic will fall. I have foreseen it.
"While the sacrifices are heavy, we fight knowing that a single spark of courage can ignite the fires of hope, and restore peace across the galaxy." ―Unidentified Republic trooper
I had a dream, shortly after seeing Bolt for the fourth time. I thought of what would happen if the aliens that abducted "Penny" were the Separatists. I've had this idea for some time now, and it was only early to mid 2010 when I was inspired to put my stories into writing. All thanks to a FanFiction called: Bolt the Superdog: Origins. After reading that (and a few clone wars novels), I pulled my ideas from my head and put them into words.
AustralianChaos, for writing the masterpiece of Origins and inspiring me to write.
Disney Animation studios, for making the masterpiece of Bolt.
George Lucas, who brought the Star Wars universe to life over three decades ago.
All other Bolt FanFic and Clone Wars novel writers.
And to all the readers out there. I know you're out there!
Read on for the news reel in songfic form. I do plan on writing a sequel to this, so keep your eyes peeled! Until then, "Keep your pens sharp, your keyboards clean, and remember: There is no such thing as a wannabe writer...either you are a writer, or you are not, and only YOU can make that choice!"
"Do. Or do not. There is no try."
A galaxy divided by war! (Republic Cruisers under attack by the Malevolence over Abregado)
Peaceful planets must choose sides, (Onaconda Farr and his people greet Viceroy Gunray as he lands on Rodia)
or face the threat of invasion! (Battle droids hold the Twi'leks prisoner on Ryloth)
Unable to keep up with the rapidly moving Separatist Fleet, led by the notorious General Grievous, (Separatist ships drop out of hyperspace with Grievous on the bridge)
the Republic cannot spare enough time, ships, or Jedi, (Clone troopers line up next to large Republic cruisers on Coruscant)
to stop Separatist advances in the Outer Rim, and far reaches of space. (Grievous's fleet comes out of hyperspace and flies towards Bothawui)
Meanwhile, while being pursued by the fiendish Dr. Calico's sinister agents, Penny and her dog Bolt were abducted by General Grievous, mistaking Penny for a Republic Intelligence Agent. (Penny and Bolt escape from the hospital but are pulled upward by a tractor beam)
After learning of the General's mistake and seeing this as an opportunity to catch the monster, (Masters Plo Koon, Obi-Wan, and Yoda receive a holographic clone intelligence report in Palpatine's office)
the Jedi Council sends Master Plo Koon, Anakin Skywalker, and his padawan Ahsoka Tano to save Penny and Bolt before Grievous realizes their true identities… (Anakin, Plo, and Ahsoka are on the bridge of the Resolute as it goes into hyperspace).