Hey guys, more bad news. About 2 hours or so after my last update I found out that my grandmother died. The news literally drained out my creativity, so this chapter is was pretty much me typing up everything in the movie and inserting some Kari and Haven diologue. That's exactly what I did. Sorry if this chapter sounds rushed (because it was), but I was determined to update again before Pergjithshme started their lent. I'm not trying to get your sympathy, I just want you guys to know why this chapter is a complete rip-off of the movie.
Hmm, what are we supposed to do now? We'd just declared that we knew each other, although in this universe we'd never met.
"We've, uh, met in town a few times." I said trying to give a convincing smile. "We see each other almost every time we go. We've become pretty good friends." Haven nodded in agreement.
"Right. Kari, this is my cousin Luke. Remember I told you about him?" Haven said.
"Oh yeah, I remember." Obi-Wan looked annoyed (it was the only time I had seen him look annoyed) at the fact that we were still blabbering on. Luke didn't look too happy either.
"Alright, well Kari why don't you show her your lightsaber." Obi-Wan said. Which transferred to 'go away and take her with you'.
"Sure, come on Haven." So we walked down the stairs, but stopped and sat down right in the middle so that we could hear them, but they couldn't see us.
The conversation had turned serious as soon as we left the room.
"How did my father die?" Luke asked.
"You know, I actually cried the first time I saw this scene." Haven whispered.
"A young Jedi named Darth Vader, who was a pupil of mine until he turned to evil."
"This scene? Seriously?" I whispered back. Haven nodded her head.
"Helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi Knights. He betrayed and murdered your father." Obi-Wan paused for a minute, deep in thought. "Now the Jedi are all but extinct. Vader was seduced by the darkside of the Force."
"The Force?" Luke asked.
"Wow, he's an idiot." I thought out loud, luckily I remembered to whisper.
"Well he did grow-up on a farm in the middle of nowhere." Haven whispered back. I could practically see Obi-Wan's amused face.
"The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us, penetrates us, it binds the galaxy together."
"Like duct tape." Haven said, and I barely suppressed a laugh.
R2 began beeping. "Now let's see if we can't figure out what you are, my little friend." Obi-Wan said as he got up and walked over toward the droid. "And where you come from."
I grabbed Haven's wrist and dragged her back up the stairs. I wanted to see this part.
"We got bored." I said before sitting down in the seat Obi-Wan had just gotten out of. Haven sat down beside Threepio as Luke began to operate on him again.
"I saw part of a message he was-"
"I seemed to have found it." Luke looked up and saw that Obi-Wan had found it in a matter of seconds.
A hologram came from R2 and in the hologram stood Princess Leia… and Olivia!
"General Kenobi, years ago you served our father in the Clone Wars. Now he begs you to help him in his struggle against the Empire." Leia started.
"We regret that we are unable to present our father's request to you in person. But our ship has fallen under attack and we're afraid our mission to bring you to Alderaan has failed." Olivia spoke, but she didn't sound like herself. She sounded like she did when she was sleep-talking.
"We've placed information in vital to the survival of the Rebellion into the memory system of this R2 unit. Our father will know how to retrieve it. You must see this droid safely delivered to him on Alderaan. This is our most desperate hour. Help us Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're our only hope." Olivia then tapped her shoulder and pointed in an east direction. Leia whipped around, then turned back to R2 and inserted the info.
The hologram cut off and Obi-Wan and Luke just sat there staring at the place the hologram had been. Haven and I however were exchanging sentences in the form of facial expressions.
"You must learn the ways of the Force, if you're to come with me to Alderaan." I had to admit, at that moment he looked and sounded a bit crazy.
"Alderaan? I'm not going to Alderaan. I've got to get home, come on Haven." He grabbed Haven's wrist and practically dragged her towards the door. "It's late. I'm in for it as it is."
"I need your help, Luke. She needs your help. I'm getting too old for this sort of thing." Luke glanced at Obi-Wan, then at Haven, than at the floor, then the wall and then returned his glance to Obi-Wan.
"I can't get involved. I've got work to do. It's not that I like the Empire. I hate it, but there's nothing I can do about it right now. It's all such a long way from here."
"That's your uncle talking." Obi-Wan said as he tried to convince him. It didn't help though.
"Oh gosh, my uncle. How am I ever going to explain this?"
"Learn about the Force, Luke." At this point, I really wanted to yell at him to shut up, to say that he wasn't helping. But that would almost guarantee me not going with them.
Luke shook his head and began heading towards the door again. "Look, I can take you as far as Anchorhead. You can get a transport to Mos Eisley or wherever you're going."
"You must do must do whatever you feel is right, of course."
"Okay then, come on Haven." Haven and Luke walked outside and I got up to follow them. But then Obi-Wan stopped me.
"Not this time, young one."
"What? But, I want to come! Why can't I?" I didn't care if I sounded whiny I wanted to go.
"Because you must stay here and guard the homestead. Wait for me to return, and if I decide to stay I will send for you." And with that he left. But little did he know, I was forming a plan.
I felt every single bump as the land-speeder drover towards Anchorhead. You see since Obi-Wan had said I couldn't go and I really wanted to I had climbed onto the bottom of the land-speeder while no one was looking and had been clinging to the machinery for the last half an hour.
The speeder slowed to a halt and all three people (plus Threepio and R2) got out. I didn't dare move as I saw three sets of feet walked over to the Jawa ship wreckage.
"This was Sand-People alright. It's just, I've never heard of them attacking anything this big before." Luke said as he stuck a sand-stick in the ground.
"The sand-people didn't do this, but we are meant to think they did. These tracks are side-by-side. Sand-people always ride single file to hide their numbers."
"These are the same Jawas that sold us R2 and C3PO."
"And these blast points, too accurate for sand-people. Only Imperial storm-troopers as so precise."
"But why would Imperial troops want to slaughter Jawas?" I could sense Luke start to piece things together. "If they traced the robots here then they may have learned who they sold them to and that would lead them back… home!" Luke took off towards the land-speeder and I saw Haven's boots follow him.
"Wait, Luke! It's too dangerous!" Luke ignored everything Obi-Wan said and climbed in the speeder. Haven barely got in before the speeder took off at maximum speed. Which means that when a rock flies up and hits you, it hurts.
Another half an hour later the speeder came to a halt a yard away from a burning building that was originally the Lars homestead.
"Uncle Owen! Aunt Beru!" Luke shouted multiple times before Haven joined in and began shouting.
Their shouts suddenly stopped and I could just barely see why from under here. The bodies of Owen and Beru Lars. And it did not look pretty.
Every rock continued to hit my face until we were finally at Mos Eisley. But it paid off when I got to witness Obi-Wan telling the storm-troopers that 'these are not the droids you are looking for'. Even if I did only see their feet.
When we stopped for the last time at the cantina, I was ready to get out.
I'm going to say it again; sorry for the sucky chapter. It is probably the most unoriginal chapter so far. I'm going to try drawly and free writing to see if that will bring my creativity back, but don't worry I'll still be updating for this story. I'll try to get a new chapter up this weekend.
Pergjithshme: That did make it easier to spell!
MysticRyter: Yes, I release my inner poet while writing Olivia's chapter, because underneath all the ADD she is very observant. That was random.
TATBAS: Thank you!