|Tal's Plan Fails
||[Oct. 30th, 2008|02:54 pm]
Tales of the Jedi
The comm link crackled to life as an emergency channel opened. "TO ANY JEDI ON THE EMERGENCY JEDI CHANNEL! THIS IS TAL MANTALUS! I'M ON A PLANET WITH A SITH BASE AND AM UNDER ATTACK! I REQUIRE ASSISTANCE IMMEDIATELY! PLEASE HURRY! MY COORDINATES ARE ON THIS TRANSMISSION WAVE!" The transmission ended and began to loop. |
Tal blasted a couple storm troopers that tried to storm his position and chucked a thermal detonator. It exploded and he dived into a ditch as he saw a blur of dark robes fly over head. Vader had sent his Sith after him.
Tal pulled out his lightsaber in his right hand and shot after troopers with his left. He went deeper and deeper into the forest trying to lose them, but he knew it was no use. The Sith could sense him and knew where he would go.
He turned around and came face to face with a Sith as she began to slash wildly at him. He blocked the first few attacks and raised his blaster to try to blast her. Her blade moved quickly and decisively as it sliced through his wrist and cut off his hand. He cried out in pain as he watched his hand and blaster fly away into the brush. Tall dropped to his knees and his lightsaber fell infront of him. He cradled his hand in pain and shook as he watched the Sith raise her blade to finish him off.
Tal had imagined dieing like this, but never when he was so weak. Never not while he was one with the Force. Just as the blade began to fall, he closed his eyes, accepting his defeat and death but death never came. Instead, he heard the crash of another saber and heard the deep, rhythmic, breathing of Darth Vader's mask.
"NO! I want him alive!" Vader pushed the girl into the woods using the Force and Tal heard her crash into a tree. If she wasn't dead, she would be soon.
"No, you are going to live. And you are going to bring all your friends and family to me. This Jedi rebellion will die today!" Vader said in anger and picked Tal up with the Force. Tal clawed at his throat as blood poured out of the stump at his wrist.
"I'LL....NEVER....BETRAY THEM!" Tal said desperately.
"Yes you will and you will also join me Tal Mantalus. Soon, you will be another pawn in my temple of Sith and a tool that I will use at my disposal. Either that, or I will kill your child." Vader pulled out a small holovid of Darien in a holding cell. He was naked and shivering and looked scared.
"LEAVE HIM ALONE!" Tal cried out and felt a surge of energy run through him. Tal felt the Dark Side begin to breath life in his heart and Tal used it to rip away the hold on his throat. "He's my son! AND I WILL HAVE HIM BACK!!" Tal let loose with a lightening storm of force lightening and tried to destroy Vader. But he was weak, untrained. Vader focused the energy and collected it in his hand. Turning it around, he threw it back at Tal and it enveloped him in a shower of sparks and pain. He cried out in agony and fell to the ground in smoke and smoldering clothes.
Vader stood over him as Tal went unconscious, "Take him back to the lab. I want the implants in him right away! Give him the tools that will make him a Sith..." Storm troopers picked him up and dragged him back to the temple as Vader walked behind them. These Jedi would die, each and everyone of them, and before this day was over, no use of the Force, including his Sith, would live to tell the tale.