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Gungan to the left

Another (PG-13)

By : Mar17swgirl

Archived on: Wednesday, May 29, 2002

Set between the two trilogies during the Jedi Purges, this is a story of another nameless Jedi Knight (one of the many) who met his destiny when he encountered Darth Vader, the Dark Lord of the Sith.

There was another one.

Vader had sensed him ever since they had dropped out of hyperspace in the Sacor system. The disturbance in the Force was small, but it was enough for him to sense the Jedi. Driven towards the disturbance, Vader ordered his shuttle to land on the fourth planet from the yellow star.

There, on the barren rock world of Kraten, he would find the Jedi.

The shuttle landed and Vader stalked down the ramp. He looked around, seeing nothing but barren wastes, rocky formations, and something that resembled a system of caves, which had been carved into the rock by the wind over the millennia. A strong wind blew across the plain, catching his cape, causing it to flap with every gust.

Vader reached out with the Force, and sensed the Jedi's presence in one of the caves, a few hundred meters away. He started towards it. For a second he thought about shielding himself from the Jedi to make his attack a surprise. Quickly, he rejected the idea. The Jedi had surely heard the shuttle landing; and besides, he must have already known that sooner or later he would die. They would all die some day. Running and hiding was pointless, and they knew it. Yet, they scattered around the Galaxy in a delusional hope for escape and survival.

Vader snorted. Fools. They hoped to hide from the Empire. They hoped to escape their doom. Yet they knew that such hopes were useless. Their pointless hopes were their weakness, and that had often proved to serve Vader well while hunting them down.

As it would serve him this time.

Vader reached the cave where the Jedi was hiding. He could sense a hint of fear in the other's presence, yet the Jedi walked out of his shelter.

Perhaps he is ready to die.

Vader studied the Jedi's face. He was a young man in his twenties; barely a Knight, as Vader surmised from the man's youth and missing Padawan braid. The Jedi squinted his blue eyes against the wind that blew dust in the air and ruffled his dark hair.

"Vader," he gritted out. Vader could sense the young man struggling against his fear, trying to find calmness and control. "I know you have come to kill me. Just like you have murdered hundreds of others from the Order."

A mirthless chuckle escaped from Vader's mouth. "Perhaps you're not as foolish as I thought," he mused.

"I'm not foolish enough to think that you'll spare me," the Jedi countered, his face grim.

"Of course not. Yet you deluded yourself thinking that you could escape the Empire by hiding on this desolate planet."

The young Jedi took a shaky breath, as though trying to think of an answer to that statement. His jaw tightened as he exhaled, and his eyes glanced around.

But that momentary distraction was enough for Vader. In a flash, the red blade of his lightsaber came to life, and he lunged at the Jedi. Caught off guard, the other barely managed to ignite his own saber in time to block the attack.

"Young fool," Vader sneered. "You could have had a quick death."

"You're not getting me without a fight," the Jedi breathed, determination clear in his eyes, as he pushed back his fears.

"I almost pity you, then."

With those words Vader attacked, striking at his opponent with powerful, effective blows. The Jedi defended himself well, and even attempted for a counterattack several times, but he was no match for Vader. He was young and inexperienced, and that made him reckless. His anger, no matter how much he tried to control it, drove him forward.

Much like myself many years ago.

"Your thoughts betray you, Vader," the Jedi said, and the Dark Lord sensed the young man's feeble attempt to probe his mind. "Your past is haunting you. You cannot escape it."

Vader swung his saber at the Jedi's head, causing his opponent to retreat back and into the cave. "The past is gone," he snarled, "and is never coming back."

The other snorted. "Don't try to fool yourself, Vader. You remember very well who you were before. The Skywalker in you is not dead, and never will be. You can't run from yourself forever."

Enraged, Vader attacked with fury. Until then, he had fought almost casually, effortlessly blocking his opponent's strikes, trying to weary him. After the Jedi's bold remark, Vader released his full anger and attacked with all his might, forcing the young man further and further into the cave. Completely exhausted, the young Jedi lost his grip on his lightsaber, and gave a choked cry as the handle flew out of his hand.

Before he could retrieve it, Vader seized him by his throat and shoved him up. As the Jedi gasped for breath, Vader switched off his lightsaber and leaned close to the young man's face.

"Skywalker is dead," he rumbled, "as all Jedi will be, at the end."

The young Jedi struggled to speak against Vader's iron grip on his throat. "One day you'll pay for all you did," he rasped, his hands uselessly clutching Vader's gloved one.

"I have killed many Jedi," Vader continued, ignoring the other's words. "And I will continue killing them until none remain."

Horror flashed behind the Jedi's eyes, and Vader could sense his fear escalating, no matter how hard he tried to control it. Vader brushed his mind against the Jedi's, enforcing the feeling of terror that crept behind the Jedi's shields. Perhaps the young man was for the first time so close to death. How useless that pathetic Jedi Code was now - 'There is no death, there is the Force.' They forced that rubbish into their minds, taught them to be brave, not to fear death. Yet this one was now completely in his control, thoroughly terrified by the death that was inevitable.

Vader loosened his grip on the Jedi's throat a bit, allowing him to suck in one last breath.

"Then Anakin Skywalker is truly dead..." the young man choked out, his voice barely a whisper.

Vader pressed the emitter end of his lightsaber under the Jedi's chin. "And so are you," he said, and pressed the ignition switch.

The red blade shot out of the hilt, and through the Jedi's head. Vader knew that death came instantly. He pulled out his blade and dropped the dead man, leaving him lying on the ground.

He stared for a brief moment at the body crumpled at his feet. Then, deactivating his lightsaber, he turned around on his heel and walked away.

Another Jedi dead.

And more would follow.

The End

Original cover design by Mar17swgirl. HTML formatting copyright 2001 TheForce.Net LLC.

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Current Rating is 8.14 in 151 total ratings.

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Author: Rogue 8
Date posted: 5/29/2002 9:29:42 PM
Rogue 8's Comments:

The yong jedi seems more like Luke than like Anikan. He can control his anger, but the anger still exsists. Also, he says many of the things Luke siad, under the same mision. The name another is brilliant. It shows that vader is used to this. It shows what a horible rutine he lives in. I probably should go queit now, and write a rave review.

Author: Raggo
Date posted: 5/29/2002 10:14:56 PM
Raggo's Comments:

This was a well-written tale. It had strong characterization in its short format and we were allowed to feel very strongly about who the characters were, and what they were involved in. This work is really more of a metaphor or microcosm as its name implies. It is not a specific clash between two named and known characters. It is more of Vader versus the Jedi Order and Ideal, than a fight between two guys with light sabres. The young Jedi is merely a representation of "just ANOTHER Jedi." The story is also particularly well-crafted in that you feel like you are almost reading a confrontation between Luke and Vader years before it happens. It helps reinforce George Lucas's original ideal that the son would redeem the father. Even though this young Jedi could not redeem him using the same technique’s. Vaders inability to kill his own son makes what Luke has to say much more significant

Author: Othello9
Date posted: 5/29/2002 10:15:24 PM
Othello9's Comments:

Unfortunately, "Another" does little to acomplish
what "Star Wars" is all about: exciting the imagination.
The young nameless Jedi is as flat as Captain Typho,
and Vader is a pale shadow of his Feature Film self.
This bit of fanboy indulgence doesn't explore or examine
any of Vader's psychology or personality. It is simply
a quick lightsaber duel among millions. If creativity and
imagination are what we all love about "Star Wars," why
does most fanfiction have so little of them?

Author: C-dog
Date posted: 5/29/2002 11:25:18 PM
C-dog's Comments:

Nice story. A good 'glimpse' at the jedi purge. I don't believe, however, that the average jedi will know that Vader was Skywalker. They will think that Skywalker is dead. But that's just my understanding. I guess we'll find out in Ep 3.

Author: Garathor Riod
Date posted: 5/29/2002 11:59:37 PM
Garathor Riod's Comments:

I thought that this story was extreamly well written. I've always imagined the way that Vader would hunt down Jedi Knights and i think that you have summed it up very well. But i can't help think that Vader would much rather choke his victims then put a lightsaber through their head. I would think that he would like them to suffer.

Author: Jordan
Date posted: 5/30/2002 1:13:45 PM
Jordan's Comments:


Author: Darth Lothi
Date posted: 5/31/2002 10:14:48 AM
Darth Lothi's Comments:

Nice job, Mar. I like the way you kept the young Jedi anonymous, and Vader's attitude that it was "just another Jedi" to be exterminated.

Author: Ceraih Fett
Date posted: 5/31/2002 12:25:51 PM
Ceraih Fett's Comments:

short, but sweet. man, how can u people write shoet stories! My outlines r like novels. man...

Author: Master Syfo-Dyas
Date posted: 6/4/2002 11:13:52 PM
Master Syfo-Dyas's Comments:

Nice short story. Many people never realized that Vader hunted the jedi...very expanded universe...

Author: Mcily Nochi  (signed)
Date posted: 6/5/2002 5:45:41 AM
Mcily Nochi's Comments:

Very nice, Mar! *hugs* I love the glimpse of the Jedi purges. Not many fics are written about them, perhaps because we know very little about that time. The purges are barely mentioned in the Original Trilogy, and hardly expanded beyond that in the books. Very cool.

Author: Mcily Nochi  (signed)
Date posted: 6/5/2002 5:47:12 AM
Mcily Nochi's Comments:

Very nice, Mar! *hugs* I love the glimpse of the Jedi purges. Not many fics are written about them, perhaps because we know very little about that time. The purges are barely mentioned in the Original Trilogy, and hardly expanded beyond that in the books. Very cool.

Author: Kenya Starflight  (signed)
Date posted: 6/5/2002 6:47:00 PM
Kenya Starflight's Comments:

Excellent job! I loved this! Though it's short, it's to the point and kept my attention better than a long fic would. Hope to see more of these.

Author: Nikkos Tyris  (signed)
Date posted: 6/11/2002 1:34:05 PM
Nikkos Tyris's Comments:

Yeah, most people I submitted my novel to hated it! :( *sniff* not that I blame em. I guess my plot didn't hold anyone for very long. I tried.

Author: Lina Skye
Date posted: 6/11/2002 1:48:10 PM
Lina Skye's Comments:

In the words of Darth Vader: "impressive, most impressive..."

This is a magnificent portrayal of the Jedi purge! I used to have a little difficulty imagining it, but all of the fog is cleared!!! THANK YOU!!!!

beautiful job! keep up the good work!

Author: Mar17swgirl  (signed)
Date posted: 6/11/2002 2:19:58 PM
Mar17swgirl's Comments:

Thanks a lot for all your comments! :) This is my first story I submitted to the archives and I'm very happy that it got accepted (because English is not my first language and it's sometimes difficult for me to express myself well in English). And I'm very glad that you liked it. Thanks again! :)

Author: Alastor Zim
Date posted: 6/11/2002 3:14:59 PM
Alastor Zim's Comments:

Although a vingette, there wasn't much to it in terms of plot. But I thought the actual text was good. Your narrative was written well, especially for Vader's thoughts. I gave it an eight.

Author: Ceriah Fett
Date posted: 6/11/2002 4:36:14 PM
Ceriah Fett's Comments:

i forgot to mention how cool the ending was. i like endings the don't end completly happy. makes the story intrusting and leaves space for a sequle! Good Job man!

Author: A-Karenda
Date posted: 6/18/2002 10:56:04 AM
A-Karenda's Comments:

This is a thoughtful story (usually i find really short stories a bit pointless - sorry!) this is interesting and the characterisation of Vader seems perfect to me! I love the cover, its really great and matches the theme of the story (just another jedi) perfectly - thats what made me read the story.

Author: Xizor
Date posted: 6/20/2002 8:08:19 AM
Xizor's Comments:

Well, this is a nice little story. It is interesting, yes but you could have created a trilogy on this. I really (mean REALLY) liked the way Vader killed the poor fellow.

Author: Liqiud Rhapsody
Date posted: 6/30/2002 7:41:51 PM
Liqiud Rhapsody's Comments:


Author: Darth Fanatic
Date posted: 6/30/2002 10:30:32 PM
Darth Fanatic's Comments:

Well done!! I enjoyed reading "Another". The movies Tell about Vader's past and Death but nothing really in Between. "Another" well expresses how Vader spent his time and how deeply
Anakin Fallen into the darkside.
There should be stories like it!!

Author: Nad-To Ann
Date posted: 8/4/2002 12:21:54 PM
Nad-To Ann's Comments:

I loved the story, even though the Jedi died. Very creative. Unlike mine. Is there any chance that you could give me writing lessons?

Author: jedimaster
Date posted: 3/27/2003 7:26:52 PM
jedimaster's Comments:

VERY COOL! I always wanted to hear some stuff about the Jedi Purge. I can't wait until ep 3. It is too long! I think more of us should start to try stories like this. I might want to make one of my own. Once again, AWESOME!

Author: Chickenman_Unlimited  (signed)
Date posted: 4/5/2003 7:40:32 AM
Chickenman_Unlimited's Comments:

Very good short story. It had a good storyline. I think the art goes very well with the story and I like the name. It really makes you realize that during the purges, this is what Vader did all the time. It was a daily task. I think the actual battle should have been drawn out more. I think you could have done more in the battle. I still give it an eight.

Author: Jake DUnlap
Date posted: 4/14/2004 5:46:37 PM
Jake DUnlap's Comments:

WOW! That was amazing...

I really felt the anger and darkness of this story and just...WOW! I could really see this taking place during the jedi purges...

Excellent Work friend!

Author: Darth_Sion  (signed)
Date posted: 8/7/2004 7:50:44 PM
Darth_Sion's Comments:

Another is, unfortunetly just what its name implies another story among millions which doesn't stand out. It's a fight between a nameless Jedi and Darth Vader. It's just nott what I hoped. The characters are not explored so at the time of death i couldn't care less if the jedi dies. 6 out of 10.

Author: ChaoticJedi
Date posted: 11/12/2004 8:22:06 AM
ChaoticJedi's Comments:

This was written really well. I like how you had the Jedi toy with Vader, easily being able to read his emotions and thoughts about his past. Good job.

Author: SithLord13
Date posted: 7/8/2005 9:52:52 PM
SithLord13's Comments:

I enjoyed it. Well Done!

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