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  1. Rec 31

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    "Force users, they're so arrogant. They think this war is all about them."

    What if we're headed into Episode IX believing Kylo Ren is the main antagonist when the true evil is something far more insidious? What if it's simply... the military industrial complex and the greed that drives it - something with impossibly deep roots? Who is it that truly reaps the benefit from a conflict waged for generations?

    War is a Machine, internally combusting and turning itself over. What if balancing the Force isn't enough to stop it?

    What if saving what we love isn't even enough?

    Doesn't mean they're not going to try...

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    24 Mar 2018

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    The force hummed. Rey felt its pull.

    Oh, not right now.

    Oh, go away.

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    About a year after the events of The Last Jedi, Rey still struggles to sort out her place in all this. Her force-bond with Kylo Ren isn't making that easy. She's going to need a better strategy.

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    20 Mar 2018

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    Rey turns around again, starting to descend the steps, leaving him alone in the temple. ‘You can’t be here. Go back to your sycophants.’

    He stands up abruptly and she flinches, shying away. ‘Have we really regressed back to being enemies now? After all this time?’ He motions between them, to the ephemeral, unbreakable bond.

    Rey faces him, her hazel eyes so full of sorrow; it pierces straight to the core of him, an arrow to the heart. ‘You made your choices. You chose the Dark, Ben. You chose to kill the rebels rather than help them. There’s nothing I can do to help you anymore. So yes, you’re my enemy. And you need to leave.’ She turns away again, starting down the flight of steps that lead away from the cliff. The water in the pool undulates as her footsteps peter out, and Kylo stares into the pool, at his reflection, the scarred, damaged face that doesn’t even come close to portraying the conflict within. The face of the First Order. He hates it more than he ever has.

    You're no Vader.
    You're just a child.
    In a mask.

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    25 Feb 2018

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    "Where are we?" she demanded, glowering at him with such ferocity that he was mildly surprised that the skin didn't shrivel off his bones.

    "Varykino," he replied. "My grandmother's estate in the Lake Country."

    "Naboo?" she snarled. "You knocked me out and dragged me to Naboo?"

    "You left me no choice." And, because he apparently had zero self-preservation instinct, "Although it is gratifying to know that you are in possession of a temper, after all, Madame Jedi."

    Her arm lashed out and he braced himself for more pain but, instead, she merely summoned her lightsaber from his belt and into her palm. "This is abduction, Senator."

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    06 Feb 2018

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    "While I share your contempt for this situation in which we find ourselves, do not mistake it as apathy," he hissed through gritted teeth, dark eyes burning. "I hardly expect your disposition to sweeten, but I will be damned if I allow my future Empress to behave in a manner that reflects poorly on me and on the First Order!"

    "If you allow?" She wrenched her arm out of his viselike grasp, batting his hand away for good measure. "I don't belong to you. I don't belong to anyone."

    "That might have been the case back when you were a scavenger on that pitiful scrap heap of a planet, but now?" His sardonic gaze flickered over her silk robes and the jewels woven through her elaborate braids. "Now you are the Chume'da, and the Chume'da belongs to her people. Their fate is entirely in your hands. Should you cross the line, it is they who will suffer for it. Am I making myself clear?"

    "I hate you," she said bitterly.

    He sneered at her. "See? Already you are acclimatizing so well to married life."

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    06 Feb 2018