Date posted: 9/30/2003 12:13:28 PM
this was gr8. I loved the fact that padme had escaped him by using such an old and brilliant trick. Sabe was soooo cool when being interrogated by vader. Pleeeeze write a sequel 2 this maybe he could find her this time?
Author: Twin Suns 4
Date posted: 9/30/2003 5:20:28 PM
Twin Suns 4's Comments:
I loved it!! Do write a sequel. you kept me on my toes the whole way through, but what I want to know is: Where did Padme go?
Thanks so much for sharing this story with us.
Date posted: 9/30/2003 6:31:05 PM
I loved this! Vader was chilling! I loved how you told what happened to all the other handmaidens, that was cool. Where did Padme go? Please write a sequel! This was beautiful!
Date posted: 10/1/2003 2:28:26 PM
Great story!!!! one question I would like to know is when will the sequel be out and keep us guessing till the end. I love how both Sabe' and Padme outwitted Anakin. Padme would have been shocked and outraged at Anakin for his treatment of her and Sabe'. He should have known not to mess with them both of them together. Anakin is no match for two smart women who know how to deal with difficult situations all their lives.
Date posted: 10/1/2003 4:53:03 PM
this was fantastic and i totally agree with the others. whens the sequel coming out? i kno im going to cry when episode 3 comes out. i don't want padme to die or lose her kids or anakin to go to the dark side... :( great story and keep writing!!!!!!!!
Author: Jade Ta'ri
Date posted: 10/2/2003 3:20:56 PM
Jade Ta'ri's Comments:
"Decoy" was a good story in that the descriptions of charecters, settings and past events were all revealing, but didn't ramble on in a way that makes the reader disinterested. However, the segments where it was in italics, although the suited the purpose of making the story "gloomy" were a bit vague. But overall, I enjoyed it. Especially when Sabe stands up to Vader.
Date posted: 10/2/2003 5:19:47 PM
Great story! I kept wondering if Vader would find Padme right till the end. Please write a sequel!
Author: Mcily Nochi
Date posted: 10/3/2003 6:18:27 AM
Mcily Nochi's Comments:
Astounding. You weave together the elements of this story into a magnificent tapistry of pain and love and sacrifice that will change my perception of Amidala's handmaidens forever. Thank you.
Date posted: 10/3/2003 3:23:07 PM
Wow :D I spotted the link at the bottom of the page, and immideatly, I knew, this was going to be a story about Sabe. Very beautifully written, and I like to think to, Sabe's last duty as decoy was to help Padme when she was in trouble with Anakin...one last duty.
Date posted: 10/3/2003 4:03:25 PM
Beautifully written! I absolutely loved it. More please!
Date posted: 10/3/2003 4:13:45 PM
I enjoyed how the sections in italics both deceived and explained. At first, you are led to believe - or the author lets you believe, perhaps - that it is Padme waiting. The use of the different POV's (first and third) was very clever, I thought - Padme all in first, and Sabe in third. At that point you come to realize that you being given hints in who the waiting lady was - but I still didn't figure it out until the end.
Besides that, I feel that this was eloquently written. There's a sort of elegance in the way the author uses the words.
Very well done. :)
Date posted: 10/3/2003 8:44:52 PM
Really enjoyed the first person perspective reading- a way that I don't get to read often and found much more inticing than just narration. I agree with the many others- continue your practice! Write another!
Date posted: 10/3/2003 9:55:12 PM
Excellent. Your insight into the way Padme and her handmaidens think will help with finding her and help us prepare to counter her tricks. Please continue to serve the empire by writing the sequel. >;)
Author: Senator Skywalker
Date posted: 10/4/2003 3:51:53 AM
Senator Skywalker's Comments:
I thought it was excellently written!! I would love to read about things that occur between the end of Ep3 and the start of Ep4...this was a wonderful piece. I thought the way Sabe stood up to Anakin was inspiring!! I would very much like to read more of your work--keep it up!!
Date posted: 10/4/2003 10:28:22 AM
This story is so beautifully sad. I feel like crying for Sabe's loss, Padme's loss and Anakin's loss. Your writing is beautiful. Thank you for sharing this story with us.
Date posted: 10/4/2003 1:57:42 PM
This is a lovely story! I was fooled by the sections in italics; it was very cleverly done. Thanks for your beautiful writing. :)
Author: Jedi Sonie 13
Date posted: 10/4/2003 3:02:23 PM
Jedi Sonie 13's Comments:
This was awesome!! You must write a sequel!! If you do though have Anakin or Palpatine find Padme. But if you can't do that I don't care just write a sequel!!! On a scale of 1-10 I give this an 11!!!!!!!
Date posted: 10/4/2003 5:29:20 PM
The path to evil is never in one step. This story showed one more step that changes love into hate. I ache for Padme and Anakin, he has lost his love and turned it into posession. A very beautiful story. The insight to the handmaidens is amazing.
Author: Elinon Bybeth
Date posted: 10/5/2003 6:01:15 AM
Elinon Bybeth's Comments:
Thank you so much to the wonderful, patient people who beta read this story, and to Cereth for making the fantastic cover.
Thank you also to everyone who has read and reviewed - I've been smiling all week!
As to the question of if there will be a sequel, I have to say that I never really envisaged one, but now that it has been requested, plot bunnies have started attacking. Therefore, it is now definitely within the realm of possibility.
Date posted: 10/5/2003 3:03:11 PM
For months now I have been itching to write a story with a plot similar to this one, and now that I have read this, I am so glad that I didn't. This piece was just perfect. Amazing. You captured Padme and Sabe's relationship beautifully... the humor mixed with the knowing connection between the two friends. Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. PLEASE keep writing!
Author: Saturn T. Riddle
Date posted: 10/5/2003 8:01:04 PM
Saturn T. Riddle's Comments:
Now, let it be known that I am an Obidala shipper and despise A/A. However, I found this and I read it and I love it.
Andf it takes good writing to get me to like a fic like this.
Very good writing technique, descriptions and emotions are definately on par.
You should write a sequel. Perhaps with Kenobi...?? :D
*Plugging her ship shamelessly*
Author: Greenleaf from LakeRetreat
Date posted: 10/5/2003 11:59:40 PM
Greenleaf from LakeRetreat's Comments:
Very good and very likely. Thanks for having written about Naboo, my mountains and my lake.
Author: Leia Naberrie
Date posted: 10/8/2003 1:47:48 AM
Leia Naberrie's Comments:
The title was sort of self-evident and it's quite remarkable how you managed to spin the story such that the end still came as a surprise! I like the portrait you painted of the service of the handmaidens, especially where you mentioned that Padmé was just as much a handmaiden to Amidala as the other women which I agree with completely- Amidala was, as you said, an icon and Padmé served her the way an actress does justice to a role. This is an entirely unique Padmé goes into hiding story. Using the handmaidens, especially Sabé who seemed to have disappeared after TPM, is a stroke of genius and indeed, more in character to Amidala than depending on the Jedi for her protection as is depicted in most stories.
This story stands on its own completely. It finished well, leaving enough room for speculation and fantasy but still with complete closure. I don't think it needs a sequel but I would be delighted if you write one simply for the pleasure of reading more of your stories.
Date posted: 10/10/2003 2:22:23 AM
well written great
Date posted: 10/11/2003 4:54:38 PM
Wow! This story was so fantastic that Lucas should start reading these things to get..uh oh..god forbid..good ideas about the story he should be telling. I guess it is too late now. You are a great storyteller. Keep up the good work and like everyone else, keep building on this story. I especially liked how you confronted Vader with the truth that he didn't even see her as the handmaiden he only sees Padme. Very brilliant.
Author: Force of Angels
Date posted: 10/12/2003 1:46:19 PM
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Author: Tavae Themisal
Date posted: 10/15/2003 12:44:32 PM
Tavae Themisal's Comments:
Excellent. Of all the people who would have the guts to stand up to him, the obvious choices are those that would be a reminder of who he was. It was also left well open for another "chapter" to be written. Kudos.
Date posted: 12/8/2003 9:18:52 PM
A very interesting story....charming and touching.
Date posted: 1/18/2004 10:39:36 AM
Very clever story. Nice to see Sabe again!
Date posted: 8/3/2004 1:40:52 PM
From how I understood the end, Padmé was the one Vader sentenced, thinking she was Sabé. Glancing over the reviews, though, no one else has gotten that out of that. Who's right?
& if I'm the one wrong, why did you put Padmé as the last one on that list of handmaidens at the end?
Please keep writing! :)
(I'm from fanfiction.net)
Date posted: 11/11/2004 9:06:37 PM
This was such an awsome story!!!!!! As an Anakin fan, I enjoyed it immensely!!!!! I agree with the others who have responded. PLEASE write a sequel!
Date posted: 7/24/2005 7:02:10 PM
This is wonderful! I love how you portrayed Sabe and her exchange with Anakin Not to mention her words to him carried much weight and is certainly more accurate then Anakin/Vader would ever realize until it is far too late. Beautifully done!
Date posted: 8/12/2005 10:50:56 PM
I loooove this story!! I eagerly await more.
Author: pame's decoy
Date posted: 11/13/2005 10:36:36 AM
pame's decoy's Comments:
that was awsome. It almost made me cry. please write a sequel!
Date posted: 2/7/2006 10:35:27 AM
I love this story using her handmaiden as the decoy. I especially liked how vader interrogated her and how he kept his cool without having self sympathy for losing his beloved pademe, i wouldn't mind seeting a sequel as well.