2 Works in Chocolate Box - Round 2
14 Feb 2017
One night only — this is the only way they meet, with her bruises on his body, with his old name at the back of her throat, choked. He's broken away from what he used to be, but what he is now, there's no name for — just a warm shape in the dark.
Luke taught his students to pull their hearts out of their chests and think without them, meditating to discover who they were without their fears and desires, as Yoda had taught him.
He could never have predicted how well Ben would take to the rite, or how long he could survive without his heart.
But he could, perhaps, have predicted what would happen to both of them when his former student was made whole again.