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Gungan to the left

The Last Hope (G)

By : Valeda Kor

Archived on: Monday, August 20, 2001

A short, very short story of loss and sacrifice, told from Yoda's point of view. Set (presumably) at the end of EP III.

Near 900 years, I am. And come to this, it has.

All gone, all. Adi Gallia, she of the sparkling smile and eyes that saw beyond. Beautiful. Sad, I am that told her this I did not. Mace, Jedi warrior and great friend. The Force gains much with their coming.

Qui-Gon, Qui-Gon. Began with you, it did. Tried to repair it, you would have, probably. Yes. The boy...the Chosen One. Signs, there were. Too old, he was, too unsettled. Known, we should have. Blind I was, deaf and blind. Clouding my vision the Dark Side was. But blind, I was.

Everything, lost. Ah, thinking I am not. There are still the twins.

Soon, Kenobi will be here. Know, I do, that he would prefer to fight, but greater responsibilities he has. Off to Tatooine, Obi-Wan must go, to the aunt, and the uncle. Good people, raise the boy right, they will. The last hope for the Jedi. A dry, desiccated planet, Tatooine is, of no consequence. Safe, Force grant he will be!

And then there is the other. Survive, she must. She will be strong. Believe in Bail Organa, I do. I, silent, I must be. In case taken, I am. Cleanse my mind of the children, or doomed, they are.

Seen, I have, the darkness coming. One part of me says stay and join my fellow Jedi, the other says go, and hide, and wait. Wait for the one to survive and lead us out of the darkness. Be there, I must.

The future is closed to me. The Sith Lord is strong. Count Dooku, you are cursed forever!! Palpatine, the Light Side will you face, someday. There, I have said it. The less I am for it, but too strong my feelings are. I will meditate, and repair this defect within myself.

The Force is calling me to Dagobah. A swampy world, forbidding. Wild creatures, plenty, but of cities there are none. I will build my hut, and wait. If Obi-Wan, no, Ben Kenobi survives, and the boy survives, all will be well. Foresee I can that he will find me. This I can say.

But if the Jedi do not return...on that, think I will not. Our greatest test, this is. Otherwise the darkness wins. Fail, we cannot.

Obi-Wan comes. Weary, he is. And something else. Doubly betrayed, he has been. But determined, as always. Organa has claimed the girl child, he says. Pity. Welcome it, I would, to see her one last time. Not to be, it was.

Pulls the blanket back, he does, and I look upon the future.

Afraid, I was, that my great ears and green skin would prove too frightening. But, this little one smiles, and reaches up, and takes my hand. More time, I would like, to tell him what has been sacrificed. Too dangerous, it is, to tarry. Go, we all must.

I will see you soon, little one. When you are further grown, and can understand. What are a few more years, to one so old? The Force will be with us, I feel this. The Jedi will survive. When ready, we are.

The End

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Author: Cereth
Date posted: 8/20/2001 6:45:53 PM
Cereth's Comments:

This is a great little vignette and it captured Yoda's character perfectly.

Author: Sinlock
Date posted: 8/20/2001 7:13:37 PM
Sinlock's Comments:

lightened my heart, this story has.

Author: Sam
Date posted: 8/20/2001 7:28:56 PM
Sam's Comments:

This is the first time I read a fanfic. And I've read this one while listening to "Yoda's theme". It was great !

Author: jedi_022
Date posted: 8/21/2001 4:50:05 AM
jedi_022's Comments:

Great work Valeda Kor, you have truly captured Yoda's character during this time of crisis. I wonder how his cheery side developed like when Luke came along?

Author: Ladybug  (signed)
Date posted: 8/21/2001 8:02:08 AM
Ladybug's Comments:

I Loved this! Yoda's way of speaking is hard to write, but you did it very, very well! :)
Great job!

Author: Jedi Recon
Date posted: 8/21/2001 11:07:35 AM
Jedi Recon's Comments:

Great job, this story really captures Yoda's essence.
I've never seen a story from Yoda's point of view. This
was very entertaining.

Author: Mcily Nochi  (signed)
Date posted: 8/21/2001 11:56:14 AM
Mcily Nochi's Comments:

Nice work. I loved how you managed to make Yoda run and hide without being a coward. He wanted to stay, but was forced to go. Wonderful!

Author: Valeda Kor  (signed)
Date posted: 8/21/2001 1:31:10 PM
Valeda Kor's Comments:

In response to LadyBug's comments, I just wanted to express my appreciation to my beta readers, who insured that I stayed true to the nuances of "Yoda-Speak."

To them, thanks, I give!


Author: Quiller  (signed)
Date posted: 8/21/2001 6:11:35 PM
Quiller's Comments:

Agree, I must. Captured Yoda's voice well, you have.
I enjoyed this little piece very much.

Author: DarthIshtar  (signed)
Date posted: 8/21/2001 8:28:00 PM
DarthIshtar's Comments:

Very well-written and in perfect Yodaspeak. Good insight into a difficult time.

Author: Mizhnari Windu
Date posted: 8/22/2001 5:39:31 PM
Mizhnari Windu's Comments:

Keep writin' man, we love it.

Author: LtKettch  (signed)
Date posted: 8/28/2001 1:52:50 AM
LtKettch's Comments:

It was beautiful. You captured Yoda's essence wonderfully, and conveyed his sorrow and despair well. Also you managed to make me curious about several things. I wanted to cry, it was so sweet. I loved that he got to see Luke before he went to Tatooine.

It must have been, therefore, the pure joy of seeing a young child now a grown man, and the hope of the galaxy before him, that made him so very cheerful when Luke found him on Dagobah.

Well done, friend.

Author: PeterTutham27
Date posted: 8/28/2001 7:27:20 AM
PeterTutham27's Comments:

I love it! Has insight and sparks curiousity! When
900 years old, I reach, write as good as this, I
will not!

Author: superdave
Date posted: 8/29/2001 3:06:54 PM
superdave's Comments:

This help me see the past,it has.What,yoda was thinking.It open my eye's,it has.You did a great job!

Author: howling_wookie
Date posted: 9/1/2001 6:01:28 AM
howling_wookie's Comments:

It takes a steady hand and a firm grasp of twisted syntax to write like Yoda. Mind what you have learned, save you it can. :)

Author: pash1
Date posted: 9/6/2001 5:26:31 PM
pash1's Comments:

this story was very good i wish it was longer though. like this story i did.

Author: Mark Jade  (signed)
Date posted: 9/19/2001 9:55:21 AM
Mark Jade's Comments:

Great Job.. I think you captured the feelings and tone that Yoda would have displayed.. and maybe did Hmmmm? Syntax of yodaspeak is very difficult to master it is..done well have you.. Mark.

Author: Nova Lead
Date posted: 10/11/2001 2:51:17 AM
Nova Lead's Comments:

Wow - 'quailty not quantity' is the key.

The language, the feelings, the history told... Pieces of puzzle placed, atlast.

Yoda's woe atlast unveiled.

Great Piece. A Master Piece for a Jedi Master

Author: Natera
Date posted: 10/18/2001 2:54:40 PM
Natera's Comments:

really nice tale. It is meant to be read while listening to Yoda's theme on the ESB soundtrack.
It is not clear to me if it takes place at a dagobah swamp but it would make sence since Luke says in ESB "There's something familiar about this place" upon his arrival at Dagobah. That line makes this tale officcial to me!
Good work!

Author: Zahn_Matrix
Date posted: 2/13/2002 11:25:55 AM
Zahn_Matrix's Comments:

It's a short piece, but it speaks a mouthful. I love to see 'inside' the minds of established characters.

Double thumbs up for mastering the ever-so-tricky Yoda speak.

Frank Oz would be proud.

Author: DarthMAD
Date posted: 3/6/2002 4:23:32 PM
DarthMAD's Comments:

This is a great little, touching story. It seems to fit with everything we are supposed to know about the situation, but also reflects on Yoda as a person, with the reminiscence of old friends and despair towards the future.

Author: Jedi_EWOKA_WOKA
Date posted: 5/19/2002 2:11:15 PM
Jedi_EWOKA_WOKA's Comments:

Tis' schveet, this story. Is cool, this story. Yoda kicks, he does. Awesome short story, tis' this.

Author: Darth Umbra  (signed)
Date posted: 6/17/2002 10:02:22 AM
Darth Umbra's Comments:

great job, great concept and very well written.

Author: anonymous
Date posted: 7/5/2002 3:50:37 PM
anonymous's Comments:

i am so confused someone please tell me what that was about it was confusing

Author: inyogirl
Date posted: 7/15/2002 5:27:30 PM
inyogirl's Comments:

I love comments from trolls...they're so funny. At least the spelling is good, although the grammar police might have something to say about the lack of punctuation...LOL. As to the comments about what this story is about...well, see, there was this little green guy in the Star Wars movies, and he... oh, this is a troll? Never mind.

Author: Malz4JESUS  (signed)
Date posted: 10/26/2002 11:44:29 PM
Malz4JESUS's Comments:

That's a really well-written vignette and it gave me chills at the end! It sounds like something Yoda would say!

Author: Princess Beccerz
Date posted: 3/23/2003 6:18:55 PM
Princess Beccerz's Comments:

Wonderful, this story is. Write as well, I wish I could. However, good at Yoda-speak, I am, and in this, take pride I do.

Great job! keep it up! You spoke Yoda's thoughts so prefectly, I could almost hear him saying them! Fantastic!


Author: Jedi Dax Jentor
Date posted: 4/4/2003 3:11:31 PM
Jedi Dax Jentor's Comments:

A nice story looking at the greatest Jediís thoughts. Nice job. Yoda is hard to write for and this one could use a little work, but a nice job.

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