Betrayal Part I
It has been three days since Qui-Gon's funeral reception. Three days since
I had left the beautiful planet of Naboo into the vast blackness of space
which I had almost to soon grown to know and love. Accompanying me on this
journey was my new Padawan apprentice, young Anakin Skywalker. He was
supposed to be Qui-Gon's new apprentice, but it was because of his awful and
suprising death that Anakin was left for me to train and care for. The idea
had not exactly thrilled me at first, but I promised Qui-Gon that I would
take him, so I really didn't have much of a choice. I had thought this boy
was trouble from the very moment I met him, but now I suppose Qui-Gon was
right about Anakin being the special one the legends told about. He had the
highest midi-chlorian count anyone has ever seen, and the legends had told
that someone of this nature would come and restore order to the Jedi nation.
I wasn't sure if these stories had ever been true, but Qui-Gon was convinced
that he was the one, and that's why he went through so much trouble to bring
him along. I still don't understand this whole thing, but I guess I will
I had just received news from Theed palace in Naboo's capital city that
the new Supreme Chancellor, formerly Senator Palpatine, had mysteriously
vanished without a trace. Nobody knew of his whereabouts, and the party
attempting to locate him was having absolutely no luck on the subject. It was
almost impossible to track him, for no one knew when he disappeared, nor
could they pick up an electronic trail. While reading the news, I could sense
a faint shudder in the Force, which was so small but held such a
strengthening danger that I almost didn't pick it up. I was confused, and sat
there pondering it's meaning for a while. I suppose Anakin sensed my
confusion, because he questioned me about it.
" Hey Obi- ... ermm.. I mean Master, what's wrong? Something isn't right I
know it. I can feel it," he said.
" You're right, young Padawan," I replied. " Something is wrong, the new
Supreme Chancellor has disappeared."
" Well, what are we going to do?" He asked, a hint of hope in his voice.
" First, we are heading back to Naboo to ensure the safety of her majesty,
Queen Amidala, and her people," I said smoothly. Anakin said nothing, and
even though I could not see his face, I could tell he was grinning silently
to himself. I couldn't help but smile also.
Darth Sidious sneered in evil satisfaction behind his dark, shadowy robes.
There hadn't been much room for satisfaction after Darth Maul's death until
now. Even though he knew his restless young apprentice was going to fail in
his battle against the Jedi, it still filled him with anger. He was ready to
take on another apprentice though, one who would not fail, but crush the race
of the Jedi under his fist. He had already found this new apprentice, one
finely skilled in the Dark Arts, although no one ever expected he was. He had
secretly been in contact with him as soon as he learned of Darth Maul's
destiny to fail. The plan was all to perfect. This one will not fail me, he
thought, with a sinister laugh. At that very moment the door to his dark
chamber flew open and in stepped his new apprentice, whom he had waited so
long for. The man was tall and menacing, his thinning light brown hair
streaked with gray, a cold, evil stare fixed upon his features. This one
would not fail......