"Ahsoka..." Anakin Skywalker said his voice mingling with that of Vader's. Ahsoka's throat clenched up. Was this truly him?
"Anakin." She replied breathlessly. Half of his face lay exposed. The face that had been her Master for years. She thought of his words to her right before she left the Jedi Academy.
"I understand more than you realize. I understand wanting to walk away from the Order." And she remembered her reply. "I know."
But she would not walk away now.
"I won't leave you..." She said firmly.
Ahsoka looked into Vader's exposed eye. The golden eye of a Sith. Her stomach dropped. It was too late.
"Not this time." She finished
An eerie moment of silence passed between them. Vader let out a sigh. Would he turn? Then Vader responded. His voice cold and malicious. "Then you must die." He ignited his lightsaber. Ahsoka closed her eyes and gripped the handles of her sabers, her palms sweaty, her head throbbing. She hoped it wouldn't come to this, but she would not break her promise.
She ignited her lightsabers just in time to block his hit. Her white blades clashed violently with his red one. Somewhere in the distance, Ezra was screaming her name before the doors closed and he was lost from view.
She quickly flipped around and attacked, but he countered it just as quickly.
"You don't have to do this!" She yelled as she deflected another one of his blows.
He lunged at her and swung his lightsaber as she ducked. Sparks flew. The place creaked as the place threatened to explode. Lightning flashed around them. She ran as fast as she can and jumped up on a ledge.
"It's over Anakin! I have the high ground!" She screamed.
She could see him rolling his eyes.
The floor underneath her shook. Okay, maybe not such a good idea. She had to do something fast. She got ready to charge when she felt something lift her up by her throat.
Her eyes widened as she struggled, her hands clutching her throat.
The darkness was closing in on her. Her consciousness threatened to fade but she gained to strength to ground out "Anakin!"
Something changed in Vader's expression as he slackened his hold and staggered back. The wind got knocked out of her as she hit the ground hard. Nearby something exploded. Her fingers twitched as she coughed.
Boots were walking towards her. Her sabers were nowhere to be seen.
She was going to die.
A gloved hand lingered in front of her face and she felt like her energy was being pulled out of her. So she fainted.
She woke up in a bacta tank. Questions clouding her the moment she gained consciousness. Where was she? How long had she been here? Why didn't Vader kill her? She felt the bacta being slowly drained out, the oxygen mask being ripped from her face. She fell out, only to be met the face of a medical droid.
"My name is MX-8 and you are Ahsoka Tano." It said, reading off a clipboard.
"Where am I?" She finally asked.
"You suffered quite a few wounds due when the temple exploded. I was instructed to place you in a bacta tank so you would recover." MX-8 said.
Ahsoka scanned the room, looking for something she could use as a weapon. There, on the table! A lamp.
It was relatively large, with expansive grey walls with an overall atmosphere of cleanliness. Her eyes darted around. "Your entire left side and both of your lekku were badly burnt." MX-8 continued. "I have been instructed to take you to Lord Vader now."
"I don't think so." She quipped.
The next few moments were a blur. Ahsoka pulled the lamp into her palm, smacked the droid in the face, and brushed it aside. She felt a rush of adrenaline. Storming out of the room, she came face to face with a stormtrooper. She knocked him out and took his blaster. Troopers began to chase her. She shot at them. She scanned the hallway. Good. It was empty.
She needed to get to a ship. Now, or there'd be hell to pay. She was running so fast that she didn't notice the three people she had bumped into. They all crashed to the ground. Were they stormtroopers? No. Groaning, she stood up. The blaster! She scrambled to find it.
"W-Who are you?" Came a voice of a man next to her. She heard a roar. A Wookie.
"Luke, be careful. She could be an imperial officer." Came the other voice. This one female.
"An imperial officer wearing that?" The man said while referring to Ahsoka's singed clothes.
"Still, we've got to take precautions. You don't know what side she's on." The woman argued.
"We wouldn't even be in this position if you hadn't gotten caught, your worship." A sarcastic voice sneered.
"Shut up flyboy, we would already have escaped if you had just come up with a plan." The woman snapped. The Wookie grunted in agreement.
"Stop arguing. We still have to find Obi Wan Kenobi" Luke said, tried to come between the two.
Ahsoka perked up. "Obi Wan?" She questioned. They all looked at her. "You know him?" Luke questioned.
"Yeah. Who are you guys?" She asked.
"First tell us who you are." The woman eyed her suspiciously.
"I'm Ahsoka Tano." Ahsoka introduced.
A look of recognition passed across the woman's face. "I've heard of you. Weren't you with the Rebellion?" Ahsoka nodded as the woman smiled.
"My name's Leia Organa. This is Han Solo. The Wookie over here is Chewie." She said, referring to the man and the Wookie next to her.
"And my name is Luke Skywalker." Luke grinned. "Pleased to meet you." Ahsoka paled. Was he...was he related to Anakin?
"What's wrong?" Luke asked. Ahsoka shook her head. "Nothing." Did he know? Probably not. "Nothing at all." She said a bit more firmly.
"Come on, we've got to get out of here before someone notices us," Leia said as she started running.
"Come on Ahsoka." Luke said as he and Han followed Leia. So she ran after them.