Title: My Master

Author: Smenzer

Rating: PG

Pairing: None

Teaser: Vader contemplates his Master

Disclaimer: The Characters are not mine. They belong to George Lucas, Lucasfilm ltd and Fox. This is just for fun.

Author's Note: This is a companion piece to "Breaking the Rules".

My Master is approaching. I can feel his darkness radiating outward like a sun gone black. It dims everything around him. I imagine his power as a giant thunderhead, black and rolling with energy. Others may shrink away with fear in their eyes, but it thrills me. His power is immense and when he grows angry is flashes out like lightning. The gaze of his eyes is enough to send me to my knees. I bow to his superiority.

It always hasn't been this way.

My old Master was weak. He was a fool and followed the Light.

My new Master is strong. The darkness rules his heart. He possesses powers I can only dream of having some day in the future. Gloom oozes from his pores and foulness from his breath. He taints everything he touches with the Dark Side.

The shadows rule my heart as well as his. I am truly lucky to be his apprentice.

The darkness gathers, collects and grows stronger.

He is almost here.

My heart leaps with excitement and I raise my eyes to see him appear in the doorway. Immediately I fall to my knee and bow before him. He motions for me to rise and join him. Eagerly I do so.

I speak his name.