"You're Revan, former Dark Lord of the Sith." Malak's words echoed through the empty corridor.
"No! It can't be." She said quietly but deep down she knew it must have been true. There was no other explanation as to why she was strong in the force and why the Jedi council had sent her on this dangerous mission, because she had already walked it once.
She and Malak had fought fiercely but he had clearly the upper hand, the memories of her true past taking a toll on her mental ability to concentrate in battle. Bastilla gave herself to Malak in order for her and Carth to escape.
"So are you just going to hate me forever? I wouldn't hold it against you." Revan's voice spoke softly as she confronted him in the cockpit of the Ebon Hawk on their journey to the Star Forge. "I would hate myself if a Jedi was allowed to feel such things."
Carth didn't turn round to face her, he couldn't bring himself to see her, he knew that he had been terrible to her and said such harsh things. He couldn't blame her for who she used to be though either. He hated himself more than anything.
She let her hair down from its usual bun and allowed it to cling to her back. Her hair had grown during their journey as it started just above her shoulders and now it hung down to the small of her back. Her jet-black hair was a huge contrast to her unique silver eyes.
She was wearing her favourite dark navy blue Jedi robes, she never wore the white creamy ones or the brown ones. She always wore the dark blue and it suited her the best. But one time she had tried on some Dark Jedi robes while she was in the Sith Academy and for some reason the pitch black robes had looked divine on her, they had suited her perfectly and they didn't know why back then, but now they understood. She was Darth Revan at one point in her life, whether she remembered it or not.
"I don't hate you Revan." Carth had gotten used to calling her that, she had refused to be called anything else. "I'm just surprised that you've been able to cope so well." He still refused to face her, knowing he would get lost in her eyes.
"I wasn't coping, I was hiding." Her voice faltered and the sadness cried out in her voice and echoed around them, but her face remained expressionless. "I had to carry on because the Republic and Bastilla are counting on me. I can't let them down. I had no choice but to go on, no matter how much it hurt."
They had docked with the Star Forge and Revan put her hair up in a ponytail instead of her usual bun. She grabbed her silver lightsaber, the one that she had carried since she began her Jedi training as a child, the very same lightsaber that she had taken into the Mandolorian Wars with her, the one Bastilla had kept safe for the two and a half years she was living someone else's life that wasn't hers.
It would be the very same lightsaber that would cut down her former best friend Malak.
Mission, Zaalbar, HK-47 and T3-M4 were left to guard the ship, along with some of the less experienced Jedi. While Revan, Carth, Canderous, Jolee and Juhani along with some of the more experienced Jedi headed off into the Star Forge.
Revan led the unit and they won victory after victory, but eventually the Jedi that had accompanied them could go on no further. Canderous and Juhani stayed with them while she, Carth and Jolee ventured onward.
Battle after battle, Revan's power increased and instead of the apprentices and robots slowing her down, they made her faster.
They entered the great hall where Bastilla awaited them. Carth and Jolee were force frozen instantly but Revan was too fast for Bastilla to keep up with.
"You're wasting your breath Revan! The Star Forge fuels my power and it can never run out!" Bastilla shouted as she lashed out some force lightning.
Revan deflected the lightning with ease and swung her fist and smashed it into Bastilla's face and sent her flying across the room. She activated her lightsaber and was quickly standing in front of and staring down at the defenceless Bastilla.
"If you believe that killing me and giving into your lust for power will save you then strike me down." Revan said as she placed the activated lightsaber in Bastilla's hands.
Bastilla slowly stood up and held the weapon with both hands. She went to swing the lightsaber at Revan's head but couldn't do it. "Revan?" Bastilla asked as if she had suddenly woken up.
Revan smiled gracefully at her friend and took the lightsaber away from her and nodded before running off after Malak. Bastilla unfroze Carth and Jolee who had been watching, praying helplessly.
"We have to go after her!" Carth protested but Jolee shook his head silently and Carth knew he was right; this was something that she needed to do alone.
"Malak!" She called out to him as she approached him. "I can't believe this happened."
"Really Revan? Did you truly believe that I wouldn't overthrow you one day? You're so naïve even now." Malak countered back and turned round to see his opponent and activated his red lightsaber only to be met with her silver blade.
"I love you Malak, even now, after everything we've done. I still love you." Her words had surprised him but he didn't allow them to affect him.
"Is that so? Well I'm sorry to say Revan but I never loved you, just used you to satisfy my pleasure." He said coldly.
"I may not remember everything, but I do remember clearly that you loved me, even before the Mandolorian Wars, you loved me and wanted to love you back since we were 15. That was two years before the Mandolorian Wars." Revan stated as she raised her weapon.
"Even so, love will not save us now." He said with a hint of sadness in his voice.
They stared at each other for a few seconds before heading into battle, but it didn't last long. Revan had regained enough of her sealed memories to know Malak's strategies and knew his weak spot.
Blood pooled out of his body and stained the hard cold floor forever. Revan cradled his dying form in her arms and tears silently fell down her face. Her hand rubbed his cheek softly while she gently kissed his forehead.
"I still love you, Revan. Always have and I always will. You've always been there for me, saving me all the time and all I did to you was try and kill you. I'm a terrible friend and a hopeless lover. But I'm glad it's me who's dying and not you." He spoke between coughs as the darkness of death began to consume him.
"You were everything to me, Malak. I could never have gotten better. You were perfect."
"Thank you for letting me die hearing your beautiful lies once more." His head dropped and she placed his lifeless body on the cold floor and ran towards the Ebon Hawk.
Everyone was waiting for her and as soon as she boarded Canderous flew them to safety and they were all named heroes on the Unknown planet. The celebrations began immediately when the Republic fleet returned to Coruscant. Needless to say the public was shocked and horrified that Revan was still alive and walking freely after everything she had done but surprisingly what shocked people most was the fact Revan was a woman and not a man as everyone thought.
"Revan, you saved the Republic! You've been redeemed!" Carth sounded so proud. He had tried to kiss and hug Revan on several occasions but she wouldn't let him. She even turned Mission away from a hug, Revan refused to get close to any of her companions.
"Carth, promise me that no matter what happens, you'll stay with the Republic and guard it until the time comes." She blurted out suddenly out of nowhere.
"You know I'll do anything you ask. I promise Revan." His expression turning serious as he suspected what she was planning to do.
"Good." Was all she said as she closed the distance between them and embraced them, gathering in his unique scent and indulging in the warmth in his arms.
"I'll come back one day and hopefully you would have forgiven me by then." Revan said as she injected a sedative softly into his neck.
"Revan what are you?!" Carth questioned as he started to feel the affects and his eyes began to close.
Revan guided him to her bed and laid him to rest. She stroked his head lovingly and smiled gracefully at him. "I love you Carth Onasi, remember that." She placed a kiss on his lips before gathering her lightsaber and a few other pieces of equipment.
"I'm sorry Carth…" Revan turned to look at his sleeping form one last time before she walked out the door.
Revan ran to the Ebon Hawk and used the force to check that no one else was on board. She found out that Canderous was waiting for her in the cockpit and she confronted him.
"I knew you'd do something like this. So I'm going with you." He said simply as he got in the pilot's seat.
"You can take me as far as Onderon and that's it." She sighed heavily.
They reached Onderon and Revan force pushed Canderous off of the ship. "Gather your people under your clan name and look after the Republic! We shall meet again when the time comes!" Revan shouted at him before taking off again.
She entered Hyperspace and left the system immediately.
"Question: Master where are we going?" HK- 47 said asked as he entered the cockpit.
"Home. I'm going home." She replied simply letting her hair down once again.
"Inquiry: What is the purpose of going there Master?" HK – 47 asked puzzled somewhat.
"There's something I have to finish there."
A/N: So what do you think? I hoped you liked it! This chapter is to recap on the main events of Revan and the next chapter will be the recap of events of the Exile. Then after that we jump into the story! Please Review!