|Reviews for Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex Are Dead|
| Jess Marylin chapter 30 . 9/21/2012
Cody desperately needed Rex's advice, and I'm glad that he got it.
Ahsoka and Rex showing themselves to Ashla was perfect. She needed to know that she wasn't alone.
I'm hoping that Shaak Ti goes to Shili. I don't like Ashla being separated from the four clones, but she needs a master. I hope the boys will be okay too.
Patiently awaiting your next update!
| Arrowhead1996 chapter 30 . 9/21/2012
Finally! A chapter where I didn't cry! :) I will probably cry in the next one though. :(
| Mikaela II chapter 30 . 9/21/2012
Eeee! Can't wait :D although I wish I could have seen Bariss' side of things. Great work again!
| laloga chapter 30 . 9/21/2012
Shili! Pick SHILI! :D
(I'll be working backwards, btw) Just love how you keep comparing the Force to the music of the spheres; it's a lovely, apt comparison, and it's used to great effect in Shaak Ti's section. The line about the song faltering and stumbling was perfectly done, because it almost seemed to downplay what was happening, but only because the Force itself is so vast. I feel like, for all of the tragedy that's involved with Operation Knightfall, it only equates to a small ripple in the Force, which (in my mind) is so massive and utterly pervasive that even the deaths of thousands would not make such a huge impact. However, the destruction of a planet - [cough]Alderaan[cough] - would make a significantly larger impact. (Hopefully that makes sense...brain isn't functioning so well, today. Blarg. :P)
Anyway, I know that canonically, Shaak Ti chooses Felucia, (and it ends badly?), but I don't know if you're sticking with that or not, so I'm holding out for Shili. :)
Loved Ashla and her "step-daddy!" This was a remarkably sweet moment, all things considered, though there was definitely an additional dark undertone (beneath that of the recent Order) in the Twi'lek's assumption that Ashla was a slave. It's certainly not unheard of, especially on Nar Shaddaa, so I'm glad that Ashla was able to diffuse the situation. Loved how the clones were so thorough in instructing Ashla to not go off with any strangers! I can definitely see them starting to bond with her. :)
Cody's section was perhaps my favorite. Though he (canonically) remains with the Empire, it was wonderful to see him have a discussion with Rex, one that led to him having doubts about his place in the new order of the galaxy. Loved the description of post-battle, how this one was different from all the other battles, and how Cody just needed to be alone to try and process all that had happened. I really enjoyed his portrayal, as a man who's sort of teetering between realizations, trying not to fall.
Of course, I loved this: *It was wry, and a little warm, the way it was when he was about to say something Cody knew was right, but wouldn't like very much. "That's up to you. Things get complicated when you have to think for yourself. [...]"* Love that last line! :D
Getting close to the end? :( My only consolation is that there are some epilogues to come after the main story is over. Sigh. Anyway, this was a wonderful chapter! Looking forward to more! :D
| Queen Ceilidh chapter 30 . 9/21/2012
So what will Chopper, Tup, Jesse and Gus do once they get to Shili? Do they stay or go form a rebellion? I am excited for the ending but don't wan it to end.
| Arrowhead1996 chapter 29 . 9/19/2012
Again! I almost cried with that chapter! You are very good with the descriptive parts of writing.
Took them long enough to realize Palpatine was the Sith! He's a good deciever.
"Anger, Fear, Aggression, the Dark Side are they." That is 'why' Anakin turned to the Dark Side. He had too much of those things. Poor Ahsoka!
Next chapter soon, please!
| Sarge1995 chapter 29 . 9/18/2012
Now, this was so saddening...encouraging still in places, but saddening at the feeling of defeat...but it's just as good as I've come to expect from you, my friend. Lovely work, once again.
| cHr0n0sPh3r3 chapter 29 . 9/17/2012
I finally remembered why I like your writing so much to begin with!
It just fits so well with music, especially BSG's sound track.
Everytime I read a new chapter I get reminded of that fact, it's great, I still remember when I first remarked that I liked this take on the "song-fic" I still stand by that remark.
Sooo... This chapter, Ahsoka's confusion and rising dread is done without flaw, I can honestly say that its heartening to see Ahsoka forging ahead despite everything and I supposed its how she's characterised. Props to you for taking it and developing it further.
| Dryad Warrior Queen chapter 29 . 9/16/2012
This is a review for the whole thing. Wow, this is interesting.
I'd have to say my favorite chapter was the one with Ashla, Chopper, Gus, Tup and Jesse. I loved their whole interaction and how they deserted, and I kind of want to know what happened to all of them after the men deserted. This really is a fascinating story.
Keep it up!
| laloga chapter 29 . 9/16/2012
So glad we get to see Ahsoka's POV for this part!
Loved how it felt like old times for a moment, with her and the clones facing off against an enemy, though of course it's vastly different from those days. I enjoyed seeing Jesse, Chopper and the others from her perspective, especially after having seen them escape in the last chapter. Even though I know their stories are far from over, seeing them here, through Ahsoka's eyes, felt like a bit of closure.
Loved the mention of Ashla as seen through Ahsoka's eyes; I like to think that they would have made a great Master/Padawan team in another reality, but I loved how Ahsoka was able to give her this chance to escape. Also love how Ahsoka allowed herself to feel anger, but not to give into it. She acknowledges its presence and allows it to pass through her so she can do her duty.
The most wonderful thing about this chapter is how well Ahsoka's thought processes were shown. She begins the chapter still thinking that the Dark Side is like a disease, something that infects a victim and makes them its unwitting slave, and because of this, she seeks to protect Ashla and the clones from the Son's influence. However, through her conversation with the Son, she comes to the terrible understanding that evil, the Dark Side, is a *choice* one has to make.
I suppose they're going to Mustafar, next?
Fantastic, how she realized that Palpatine was *the* Sith, and how the memory of his and Mace's auras "fighting" was the thing that let her know she could "fight" the Son's evil, or at least stop it from hurting her friends. Sad, too, how she used Rex's age as a barometer to come to the understanding that Palps is the Sith Lord. I do love how Rex, even though this knowledge is surely crippling, tries to comfort her and help shield her from the Son's words. Great example of his strength of character. :)
"This was always Palpatine's clever little idea. Insidious, that one." Brrr...chills! Fantastic line!
And this: "It's the dark side of democracy, you know. The freedom to choose wrong." In the end, we are ultimately responsible for our own actions. There are factors that influence those actions, but each person is the ruler of their own fate, which is why Anakin's fall is so hard to bear. He was such a paragon of light and goodness, that his descent into darkness, while not unexpected when one looks at his past, is all the more tragic, because it was a choice he had to make. It was not an infection or a disease that "turned him," but a conscious decision to journey down that dark path.
*She found only a void. There was no reassuring presence, no amused smile, no happiness. This was not the man she called teacher, friend, brother-of-her-heart.* This is the heart of Vader, I think. A void. A place of *nothing* because he has nothing left but anger and grief to fill that place. The "brother of her heart" description was perfect for Anakin and Ahsoka, expressing the bonds of love and trust that they shared, which makes her understanding of his choice that much harder to bear.
This chapter came out more than alright! I feel like every chapter gets better and better, and even though the subject matter is dark, I'm so caught up in the story and the beauty of your writing...I can't wait to see the next chapter!
| Stilwater Rundeepo chapter 29 . 9/15/2012
Brilliant chapter. The battle between the dark and light auras was creepy but I think it was symbolic as well.
Ahsoka's slowly realizing the whole plot about Order 66, Sidious/Palpatine, and Anakin Skywalker was very sad, but you wrote it splendidly. it all felt like one punch to the gut after another.
Great stuff! Just, awesome :)
| Count Mallet chapter 29 . 9/14/2012
For some reason, it looks like my chapter 28 review may have been lost in the intertubes. That *would* explain the usual lack of a reply. I more or less said another job well done, but I was a bit surprised to see Ashla with echolocation since she doesn't seem to be an adolescent yet, at least from my impressions. I just chalked that up to creative liberties.
On to the present chapter... I imagine the truth has to feel worse than being punched in the stomach, or having the tip of a lekku pulled for Ahsoka. I can only wonder just how amok her emotions will run when she finally sees the truth for herself.
I'm not sure if I'm picking this up right, but from the Son's dialog, I get the impression Sidious might be a lot more evil/dark than the Son cares to admit to. Feel free to correct me, if I'm misinterpreting this.
- Count Mallet -
| Jess Marylin chapter 29 . 9/14/2012
Light will always persevere, even in the darkest of times. Knowing that Anakin has become dark has got to be extremely hard for Ahsoka and Rex.
Patiently awaiting your next update!
| spikala chapter 29 . 9/14/2012
The music pairing is amazing, perfectly matching Ahsoka's bittersweet triumph over Son, then then moment when she realises the truth, and the world comes crashing down.
"You don't gloat over a lie." - beautiful line.
| Mikaela II chapter 29 . 9/14/2012
Again, love it! Greta musical selection, too, really sets the mood.