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A War Worth Fighting


When I arrived at Master Luke’s room I was eager to tell him about my grandfather and to get advice. I was also eager to return to Ben and hold him while we kissed.

“Chloe, how can I help you?” Master Luke smiled allowing me to enter his room. It was similar to mine, plain and cold.

“Master Luke, I wanted to talk about what happened while I was unconscious,” I said as I sat down on the desk chair.

“Well Ben spent all his free time at your side,” he began with a thoughtful expression.

“I meant on my end,” I laughed “something happened, something strange.”

“Strange, how so?” he asked sitting on his bed and facing me. R2D2 beeped and moved to his side.

I didn't understand droid however Artoo was eloquent, making it easier for me to get an idea of what he said. Now he was Intrigued or, so it would seem.

“Well at first there was this voice,” I began to explain shuddering at the feeling of it in my mind.

“What voice?” he asked intrigued.

“I don’t know it sounded old, older than time, cold, dangerous, it sounded evil.” I bit my lip missing Ben’s warmth.

“Evil?” he asked.

“Yes, evil,” I gulped “it was talking to someone else telling then to crush my mind, is that even possible?” I felt confused and alone.

“Well when the empire was at its highest, there were many accounts of Darth Vader mentally torturing people, some of which did not make it.” A thoughtful expression made its way to his face. “It takes a lot of will and malice to break some one’s mind in that way,” He sighed and placed a hand on my shoulders. “Your being here, back to your usual self is evidence of your sheer willpower.”

“No, I was weak.” I began to cry as I remembered why I was still here. “I was giving in, the pain and confusion it was too much I wanted it to stop in any way possible, I wanted to let the darkness take me.” I used my sleeve to wipe my tears. “Do you know what saved me? The Force. It took me to a place, it was endless and filled with nothingness but somehow peaceful, even if just for a moment.” I smiled at the feeling wishing he could feel it. “I met my grandfather there, it was surreal, but our encounter was short due to this wall of fog and mist. It was bad, and it was coming for me.” I watched as my hand shook.

“Here,” he took my hand with his cold metal one, using his other hand he rubbed the top in a calming way.
“My grandfather was so handsome,” I described smiling at his memory. “He told me he loved me.” I sniffled wanting to see him again and tell him about how Ben told me he loved me as well. “Anakin Skywalker was there.” I paused taking a moment to breath and calm down. “He was helping my grandfather keep the wall of fog away, he was struggling, he pushes against the wall and the first thing I thought of was that he looked just like Ben.”

“My father, I never saw him in his younger years,” Master Luke smiled.

“He was tall and had this brown wavy hair it was almost exactly as long as Ben’s is at the moment, he was young maybe late twenties his eyes were blue just like yours. He was so handsome it was unbelievable.” I smiled as Master Luke nodded with a gleam in his eye.

“Well, all Skywalkers are dashing,” he laughed.

“Master,” I shook my head in amusement. “I did ask him why I had so many bad dreams about him, his response was peculiar.” Thinking back, I realized that I hadn’t placed as much thought on it as I should have. “He said that they weren’t my dreams then I was shot back here and my body it wouldn’t listen to me.” I finished.

“Not your dreams, how is that so?” he asked.

“No idea, I was hoping you would know?” I groaned.

“Hm, interesting,” he nodded.

“Yeah, they said I had to resist the dark side, and told me how I could. Um what do I do?” I begged.

“Well this is a lot to think off, perhaps we should let events unfold in due time. Thank you for sharing with me, I will meditate on this experience and let you know what I come up with.” He nodded and patted my back.

“Thank you, Master Luke.” I nodded and hugged him.

“Yes, now back to Ben you go, and remember no funny business.”

“What do you mean?” I asked as I walked to the door.

“Uh,” he was visibly uncomfortable with my question. “let’s just keep it slow and sweet between you and Ben for now.” He got up and patted R2D2 who beeped in a manner that showed his own disbelief.

“Yeah okay,” I rolled my eyes and walked out of the room.

“Do Jedi cry?” and annoying but friendly voice called as I rubbed my eyes trying to find the rooms Ben and I were in.

“Yes Poe, even Jedi cry,” I laughed walking over to him.

“Broody boyfriend?” he asked grinning like he had discovered a treasure.

“Not so much, and his name is Ben,” I laughed looking down the corridors.

“Where you headed?” he asked.

“Anywhere you are,” I smiled.

“Dinner it is,” he nodded in a direction and began walking.

“So, have you worked here long?” I asked noticing people waving at him and nodding.

“No, actually I have only been here for about six months,” he smiled.

“Ah, that explains it,” I shook my head “that is why you are so happy all the time.”

“Maybe I am always happy because there are beautiful Jedi running around.”

“What where?” I laughed looking around.

“You have a nice laugh, you know.” He pulled me in to the dining hall and lead me to pick some food up.

“Is there such thing as a bad laugh?” I wondered out loud.

“I don’t know maybe,” he mused grabbing two trays and placing juices on both. “Do you want a sandwich or soup?” he asked.

“Oh I am not hungry, thank you.” I waved at the person who was serving food.

“Soup it is then,” he picked up a bowl and placed it on one of the trays. We continued down the bar until the food options ran out. Then he picked both trays up and headed for a table.

“Thank you, Poe,” I smiled sitting next to him.

“Yeah, any time, eat up.” he pushed the tray with soup in front of me. “So, talk to me, where are you from what are you like?”

“Uh well my parents were killed when I was young,” I began.

“Sorry to hear that.” He looked sorry, like he knew what it felt like to lose a parent.

“Thank you, I spent a lot of time on my own moving from planet to planet stealing for food and shelter until one day I ran in to Princess Leia, that day changed my life. I did something terrible in front of her before running off and sometime later I convinced her husband to smuggle me away from where I was. Unknowingly, of course, he eventually figured out what happened and took me to his wife, Princess Leia. Somehow even after watching me do what I did she still offered me help and a warm meal. She is the nicest person I have ever met my parents would have loved her.” I shook my head.

“Yeah, she has a big heart, I know what it’s like to lose your parents, I was young when mine passed so I get you.” He gently rubbed a circle on my back.

“I’m so sorry Poe, your parents must have been great if you turned out so well. I’m sure they would be proud of you.” I smiled sweetly meaning every word.

“Thank you,” he sighed, and a smirk began to appear on him face. “Hey, I did promise I would take you out for a spin, it’s about to be shift change,” he whispered excitedly.

“Oh no, I don’t like those things, there is no way you’re getting me in one,” I raise an eyebrow.

“Trust me you will love flying when I’m done with you. I won’t take no for an answer Baby Jedi,” he finished his sandwich and got up. “Come on what the worst that could happen?” he laughed as he walked off.

Yeah, what’s the worst that could happen right? I thought as I let he drag me off.