Training is brutal.
Rey stares up, gulping for air. Perspiration slickening and dampening her brow, dripping onto her eyelashes.
High, high above, there's sun-gleaming, incandescent webs swaying gently between the valley's rocks. A very faint smile lifts the corners of Rey's mouth. Does that mean there's spiders here on this island too?
She misses Jakku's desert spiders. They were larger, perhaps the size of her fist while grown, and covered in thick, bleached-bone white fur. While their bite-venom had been deadly, they never bothered to attack her. The desert spiders had been intelligent enough to know that sometimes Rey fed them what little she had, instead of attacking them — and they would, during the lengthy, torturous heatwaves, seek protection inside the shelter of the fallen AT-AT, along with her.
Naming them companions likely had been a stretch. But, at least, Rey had someone to talk to while feeling lonely. Even if they would only listened. But the outskirts of the Graveyard of Ships… it's now reminiscent wisps of smoke.
Rey blinks, full of awed silence as one of the spiders crawls along the rock beside her. It's so small, dark and glossy. As she slowly, unthinkingly, reaches for it, Master Luke's hand clutches firmly around her fingers, almost painfully.
"You mustn't do that," he whispers. It's impossible to miss the urgency in his voice.
Rey narrows her eyes, but doesn't argue, doesn't pull out of Luke's ruined, cybernetic hand.
Star Wars isn't mine. HOLY HELL NEW THE LAST JEDI TRAILER IS OUT! DID EVERYONE SEE IT? I got the urge to fall right back into wanting to do some SW. It's tiny, but I really need to think about anything else but real life right now. TELL ME IF YOU ARE EXCITED ABOUT NEW SW! Also any comments appreciated!