FC: The Jedi Chronicles Shadow Sith Part 2 Changing Winds By: Brandon Purinton
1: Chapter One Faith and Trust Shain has just left for earth and is never coming back. Now it’sthe down to Josh Sietsma, Eve, Anthony, and DJ, with their padawans - Jacklinea and Cassandra - to find rest of the twenty-one Earthlings and restore them to their previous state in less than a year. Everyone spent the night in the Jedi temple on Dantooine. It is now a Sunday on earth and Shain lands just in time for youth group. Shain gets home and doesn't look the greatest. Bethany is walking down the hall way toward the Pulse room and spots Shain walking towards the doors through the glass. Bethany Lindsey: (not believing what she’s seeing) Brandon? (yells down the hallway) Brandon’s here! (she opens the door for Shain.) Brandon, you’re home! Shain: (depressed and not caring) Yeah I guess I am. Bethany Lindsey: What are you doing back? You don’t usually come home till holidays. Shain: (distracted) Huh? Oh, yeah. I don’t really want to talk about it.
2: Bethany Lindsey: Are you ok? ‘Cause Ashley and Valerie come down the hall way and Valerie tackles Shain with a hug. They get up and Joel Francis gives Shain a noogie. Joel Francis: (putting his arm up over Shain’s shoulders) How ya doing, buddy? Valerie Punt: B-rad, I don’t care if you don’t like hugs. (gives Shain a hug) Ashley Punt: Where's everyone else? Shain: Uh back in Star Wars galaxy. Ashley Punt: You mean you came back by yourself? Shain: Yeah. Mickayla Lewis: Um, hello? Who is this? Ashley Punt: Oh, sorry, Mickayla; this is Brandon. He’s a Jedi, along with a bunch of other people that come to back home to visit time to time. Mickayla doesn't believe her, until she looks outside and sees Shain’s ship.
3: Mickayla Lewis: Oh, ok. Hey, that’s a cool space ship! What's its name? Shain: I don’t know. I never named my ship. Mickayla Lewis: You should name it “Fluffy”! Everyone laughs except Shain, who manages to force a stiff grin. Shain: Ha-ha, yeah, sure Austin Perry: Brandon, are you ok? You don’t look so good. Shain: I’ll be fine. (TGD walks up to Shain) TGD Strope: High-five! Shain gives him a wimpy high five. TGD Strope: What was that? Shain: What? TGD Strope: That was a sad excuse for a high-five.
4: Shain: Sorry. He gives TGD a better high-five. Pastor Jamie walks up and smiles at Shain. Jamie Saunders: Hey, buddy! How’ve ya been? Haven’t seen you since the news last week with the other Jedi. Speaking of which, where are they? Ya usually bring them all in with ya. Shain: They’re all back in the Star Wars universe. They went back. Ashley Punt: How come you didn’t go back with them? Shain: I did... but I came home and I’m here to stay.
5: Everyone looks around, not believing what they just heard. Jamie Saunders: Hey, buddy! How’ve ya been? Haven’t seen you since the news last week with the other Jedi. Speaking of which, where are they? Ya usually bring them all in with ya. Shain: They’re all back in the Star Wars universe. They went back. Ashley Punt: How come you didn’t go back with them? Shain: I did... but I came home and I’m here to stay. Everyone looks around, not believing what they just heard. Pr. Jamie Saunders: (trying to end the silence and clear the room so he can talk with Shain) OK, guys it’s time to get started. Everyone but Jamie and Shain walks back to the Pulse room. Jamie: (to Shain) We can talk later, ok?
6: That night, Jamie speaks about faith and trust in fellow believers and God. The subject cuts through Shain like a butter-knife through butter. He doesn't know what to think. After youth group, Pastor Jamie takes Shain back to his office. Jamie Saunders: What’s eating ya, buddy? Shain explains what’s happening in the Star Wars galaxy and by time he’s done, there are tears in his eyes and he is doing everything he can not to cry like a little girl. Jamie Saunders: You said you have the ability to save them from these crystals that are controlling them, right? Shain: Yeah. Jamie Saunders: You trust that God is good, right? Shain: Yeah. Jamie Saunders: And you know without a shadow of a doubt that God is in control, correct? Shain: I guess. Jamie Saunders: Guess? There’s no guessing with God; either God is in control, or he isn’t. I know the answer - do you?
7: Shain: Yes. Jamie Saunders: Then why are you here? Shain: Because I can’t handle the fact that I am fighting my friends and family. I hate seeing my friends get killed, even if I have this stupid crystal. Jamie Saunders: God gave you that “stupid crystal” for a purpose and that purpose is just for this time in your life right now. I’ve met all the kids that went with you and I know you’re not the oldest. There are at least five kids older than you that have the potential to lead that group... but they chose to trust you and your leadership abilities. And right now, you’re not just letting your friends down, but you’re letting that galaxy down and you’re quitting on God. Philippians 4:13 says “I can-- Shain: “--do all things though Christ who strengthens me.” Jamie Saunders: (nods) Can you? Do you believe that with all your heart? I don’t think you do, ‘cause if you did, you wouldn’t be within light years of me or anyone but your family and friends that are in trouble.
8: Shain: (pauses for a moment) But fighting them? Jamie Saunders: (grinning) The way I see it, it’s an intervention. Shain looks at the clock; it’s already 9:30. Jamie Saunders: It’s getting late. Go home and get some rest, then go back there and save my teens. Shain: Thanks, Jamie. I’m not sure if I’m going back yet, but I’ll think about it tonight Shain goes down to the base under his house and sits and thinks for hours about what Jamie said before going to bed, trying to decide whether or not to go back... but he finally decides against it.
10: Chapter Two Finish the Fight A week has gone by since Shain went home, and almost everyone has mostly recovered from their battles. Josh Sietsma, Jordin, Anthony, DJ, Eve, and Jacklinea are on the Dantooine system, planning their next move. Josh S.: Alright everyone, it’s time we start our mission. DJ: Josh is right. Shain isn’t coming back; we need to move forward and stay focused. Eve: What about Cassandra? She hasn’t said anything since Shain left. Who’s she going to go with? Jacklinea: I say we leave her here. She’s not tough enough to handle one person leaving. Besides, we’re supposed to be able to let go of our friends and family. Jacklinea: Fear and not letting go of attachments leads to the dark side! Eve: None of us will ever just forget about Shain! He’s not dead; he just can’t take the stress of everything.
11: Jacklinea: He’s weak, and doesn’t deserve to be here! Eve: Then none of us do! I don’t know about you, but the rest of us are scared out of our minds right now. You should be too! Everyone else, at this point, is standing around not knowing whether they should walk away or interject. Eve: Like you have room to talk? You’re full of anger, hatred, and fear! I don’t know what your problem is, but you need to get over it! DJ: Oh-kay! That’s it! You two need a break! Cut it out now! Josh S.: DJ, we two are going after your sister. Eve, you can go after Jacob and Jordan. And Anthony you wanna go after Andrew? Anthony: Sure. Jordin: What about us, Master? Josh S.: I am sending you to go talk Shain into coming back. Stay no longer than one month. Cassandra, you can go with him, if you want.
12: Cassandra says nothing. Jordin: I guess... she’s coming? Josh S.: I guess. Anthony: We’ll meet back up here in a few days? Eve: Sure thing. Everyone climbs into their ships and head off their separate ways.
13: Chapter Three Willie Josh Sietsma lands out in the rocky part of Tatooine right next to the dune sea. Josh climbs out of of his yellow starfighter. Within moments, the desert heat starts to burn Josh’s skin. A few minutes later, sweat starts rolling down his face. Josh S.: (yelling at the top of his lungs.) Willie! Come out here! A figure comes rolling in on a giant sand wave. The figure is completely covered in sand. The figure and wave stop about nine hundred yards out, forming a solid wall of sand. Willie: There’s no way you’ll ever beat me. I’m far more powerful than you will ever be, now that you don’t have Master’s control. Josh S.: I wouldn’t count on it, Willie. I’m going to finish this, and you’re going to help us save the galaxy.
14: Willie: Dream on. I'm going to bury you so deep in the sand, you’ll never feel the warmth of the sun. (Josh opens his two green light sabers.) Josh S.: Why don’t you let your sabers do the talking? Willie: All right, soldier-boy. You’re done. Josh jumps down off the plateau and starts walking toward Willie. Willie jumps into the air and flattens the sand, making the terrain smooth and even. Josh starts to run on a dead sprint. He flips his right light saber around so it’s reversed. Willie motions with his hand for the sand to open up underneath Josh. osh jumps with a three-sixty front flip just before the hole opens up. He lands and the sand gives out underneath him and he falls into a hole. Willie covers the hole with sand. Willie laughs, thinking the fight is over.Josh bursts through the sand. Then he Force-repulses the surrounding sand and throws the saber in his right hand at Willie. Willie forms a sand bubble around himself that's about six feet thick.
15: The light saber sticks into the bubble just short of Willie’s head, then slides down, just missing his body. A glass ring forms around the crack the lightsaber made from sliding down. Josh has landed while Willie fends off the lightsaber. Josh grabs the hilt of his saber sticking out from the sand bubble with a reverse grip and slides it down to the ground. He pulls it out and cuts the bubble in half, then uses the Force to throw the top half off, expecting half of Willie to be inside. To his surprise, he finds only more sand. Willie has opened a hole up in the back and slipped out the back side of his sand shield. His sand armor makes the perfect camouflage. Josh never sees Willie coming. Willie hits him with a hard sand wall, knocking Josh over and bloodying his nose, while sending his lightsabers out of his hands. Josh tries to flip up to his feet, but Willie bends the sand to grab his hands and Josh falls headfirst into the hardened sand. Willie walks over to him while taking out his lightsaber; he stands by Josh’s feet. Willie’s sand armor bends away from his face.
16: Josh jumps down off the plateau and starts walking toward Willie. Willie jumps into the air and flattens the sand, making the terrain smooth and even. Josh starts to run on a dead sprint. He flips his right light saber around so it’s reversed. Willie motions with his hand for the sand to open up underneath Josh. Josh jumps with a three-sixty front flip just before the hole opens up. He lands and the sand gives out underneath him and he falls into a hole. Willie covers the hole with sand. Willie laughs, thinking the fight is over. Josh bursts through the sand. Then he Force-repulses the surrounding sand and throws the saber in his right hand at Willie. Willie forms a sand bubble around himself that's about six feet thick. The light saber sticks into the bubble just short of Willie’s head, then slides down, just missing his body. A glass ring forms around the crack the lightsaber made from sliding down. Josh has landed while Willie fends off the lightsaber. Josh grabs the hilt of his saber sticking out from the sand bubble with a reverse grip and slides it down to the ground. He pulls it out and cuts the bubble in half, then uses the Force to throw the top half off, expecting half of Willie to be inside. To his surprise, he finds only more sand. Willie has opened a hole up in the back and slipped out the back side of his sand shield. His sand armor makes the perfect camouflage. Josh never sees Willie coming. Willie hits him with a hard sand wall, knocking Josh over and bloodying his nose, while sending his lightsabers out of his hands. Josh tries to flip up to his feet, but Willie bends the sand to grab his hands and Josh falls headfirst into the hardened sand. Willie walks over to him while taking out his lightsaber; he stands by Josh’s feet. Willie’s sand armor bends away from his face.
17: Willie: You should have never betrayed us. Josh uses the Force to throw sand in Willie’s eyes, then rolls backwards, slipping his wrist out of the sand. Unfortunately, the sand has no effect on Willie’s sight. Josh uses the Force to push Willie’s legs out from underneath him. Willie falls face first into the sand. The Dark Jedi bends the sand to stand him back up. Josh Force-pulls his lightsabers to him and puts one on his belt, then taunts Willie with a “come-get-some” attitude. Josh puts away the saber he picked back up and Willie opens his teal lightsaber. Josh is holding his lightsaber with two hands off to the right side of him. His first strike comes up to the right of him. The sabers clash and bounce off each other. Willie pulls his saber down to the low right side. Josh spins around to his left, locking his lightsaber with Willie’s, and continuing around, slamming the lightsabers to the ground. Josh punches Willie in the head, though since the mind-controlled ex-Jedi is covered in sand armor, this does no good. Josh cries out in pain. Willie laughs. A wave of sand comes out of nowhere with one swift motion of Willie’s hand, sending Josh into the air, then back down to the ground. Josh tries to flip up onto his feet from his back but his hands get grabbed by the sand and he goes nowhere. Josh S.: Shoot... Willie: (walking toward Josh) You make this too easy. This is your end. You should not have given up your power to become weak. I see no benefit in rebelling.
18: Josh struggles to get up but can’t get his hands free. The more he struggles, the more the sand cuts him. Once Willie is standing over him, he uses the Force to take Willie’s legs out from underneath him. He flips up to his feet and picks up his lightsabers which had fallen on the ground. Willie uses the sand to start spinning him as he plants his hand on the ground, lifting his body up and kicking Josh in the face. The millions of tiny grains feel like sandpaper tearing across his skin. Josh takes a few steps back, then bounces right back at Willie, striking him from the right side. The sand is forming back up to protect Willie faster than the lightsaber can cut through it. Josh holds it there for a few moments, then slashes down Willie’s arm and his armor turns into glass. Josh backs up. Willie grabs the glass and throws it toward Josh. Josh takes one step to the side and the glass misses. A fist of sand comes up from the ground, hitting Josh in the chin. More fists start coming - Josh starts hacking at them with both his lightsabers, but they continue hitting him. After a while, Willie brings a sandstorm upon Josh. The sandstorm comes through and starts tearing on him. He curls up in a ball covering his head and hands so the sand doesn't tear him to pieces. Josh lays in the sand storm for twenty minutes before Willie decides to see if Josh is still alive. He calms the sand, and then starts walking though the desert where he last saw Josh. Josh is buried a few inches beneath the sand, but he feels Willie step on him. He waits for a few seconds after the extra weight leaves, then he climbs up to the surface to sneak-attack Willie, but to his surprise, he comes out to a face painfully full of sand. Josh looks almost like Willie himself, because the sand is sticking to where his skin was torn away.
19: Willie: Did you really think you could sneak up on me? I feel every grain of sand’s movement. Everywhere you walk, I feel. I could tell you the exact movement of every dewback, bantha and sand person on this planet. Nothing gets by me. Josh is in a lot of pain, tired, and growing very weary. Josh S.: Yeah? How about this? Josh uses the Force to pick up one of the glass shards from Willie’s armor, and then throws it at Willie. The shard breaks though his armor and hits him in the right shoulder just above the heart, sticking there like a knife blade. Willie hollers in pain, and then pulls the glass out of his shoulder. Josh realizes that he can beat his opponent with the glass. He slashes his sabers around a few more times, crystallizing the sand, then one by one, throws them at Willie. One of the shards hits right next to his wind pipe. Slowly, Willie pulls out the glass “knives”. Josh waits until his body heals, then uses Force lightning on Willie, turning his sand armor into glass. Josh puts his lightsabers on his belt, then pulls out a tiny lightsaber tool and cuts air holes where Willie’s nose is. Josh then uses the Force to lift up what is now a glass statue of Willie and walks him over to where his starship is waiting. Josh S.: I hope I cut that rope... Josh picks up Willie and drops him feet first on the floor. The glass suit shatters and the dark crystal falls to the ground. Josh puts Willie in the ship, and then crams himself in the small one-man starfighter.
20: Josh S.: Man, we need bigger ships. Just as Josh starts the ship, he has a vision of DJ and his sister Aria on the planet Felucia. Josh flies to Mos Eisley Space port to trade the lightning glass from the fight and his ship for a bigger ship with three cargo bays. He takes Willie and his ship back to the Rebellion. Josh lays down the unconscious Willie as carefully as he can. Willie wakes up a few hours later, and then wakes up Josh. Willie looks at Josh, whose nose is swollen as well as his hand, with skin missing everywhere. Willie: (shocked) Did I really do this to you? I remember the fight but... wow. I didn't know I was capable of this. Josh S.: Don't sweat it, bro. That wasn’t your power and that wasn’t you. I’ll be alright after a little time in the bacta tank. Willie: Ah, about an hour or two in the tank will do you some good. I'm surprised Shain sent you to get me, I thought Shain would have came to get me back himself. Josh looks away. Willie: What? Josh S.: Shain left a few weeks back. Willie: What do you mean he left? Left where? Josh S.: He went back to earth. He said he is never coming back. I sent my padawan Jordin and Cassandra Frail back for Shain a few days ago.
21: Willie: (hurt) If he wants to abandon us in our darkest hour, then I say we let him. Josh S.: Do you have any idea what kind of stress was on him? I’ve been trying to keep things together for the past few weeks. It’s hard, and not only that - Shain’s a people-person. You, of all people, should know that. It was killing him having to fight the ones he had protected for years. You, more than any of us, should understand why he decided to leave. Willie: (angrily) He should have stayed. He chickened out, instead of staying and saving the ones he cared about. If he really cared about us, he would have stayed. Willie storms out of the room. Josh goes into the bacta tank for a few hours.
22: Chapter Four Aria DJ lands on the surface of the planet Felucia. He spends three days on the planet’s surface. On the fourth morning, as he is asleep, the ground starts shaking. He wakes up and it stops. He looks around and it still seems pretty dark around him. Then he hears a familiar voice that he would really rather not hear first thing in the morning. Aria: Good morning, little brother. I hope you had sweet dreams. DJ looks up from where he is laying and there stands a Bull Rancor towering over him, with his sister on its head. She is clad in her usual denim jeans, dark red sleeveless tunic, and white hooded cloak. At a slight motion of her hand, the Rancor smacks its claw down where DJ is lying. He quickly rolls out of the way and stands up. DJ: Couldn’t you have just used something shiny to get me out of bed, like you normally do? Or bacon... Bacon would be good. Aria: This isn’t a game, DJ. And you just made things harder on yourself. The earth starts to shake and out of the giant, neon-colored trees and flowers come numerous amounts of Rancor, Bull Rancor, and Acklay. DJ: Aria, trust me when I say you don't want to do this. Aria: (coldly) You don’t know what I want. You’re not me. Kill him. The animals start to close in.
23: DJ: (a little worried) Hey, can’t we talk about this? You know, brother-to-sister? Aria: Tempting, but no. DJ opens his V-shaped orange lightsaber. Suddenly, there is an explosion and several of the animals go flying. Aria and DJ both look up and there is Josh Sietsma in a War Bird starfighter. Aria: (enraged) No! DJ: (relieved and excited) Yes! DJ’s comlink beeps and he answers it. Josh S.: Wohoo! Alright, let’s get your sister back! DJ: Help me from the sky. I’ll take the ground. She’ll run out of animals, eventually.
24: Josh starts shooting down the animals and DJ is taking out the “smaller” things. They have been fighting for a while - Josh has run out of rockets and DJ is beat. Aria: (mockingly) What’s the matter, little brother? Did you fall down? Suddenly there is a crash - Josh’s left engine is down. Josh calls DJ over the com. Josh S.: She had a Felucian bird take out my engine. I gotta set her down. I’ll be right out to help you out. I’m going to set up the gun as auto turrets for a little help. The ship lands and Josh runs out side to help. The two fight for a little while. Josh S.: This isn't working. We need to take out your sister! DJ: I'm on it. DJ jumps on the back of a rancor, and starts jumping from animal to animal, working his way towards his sister. Josh S.: DJ, no!
25: DJ finally makes it to the Shadow Sith. He jumps up from the ground to the head of the bull rancor. Aria turns on her pink lightsabers. Before his feet touch the rancor’s head, as he is flying over Aria’s head, she Force-slams him into the ground below. Then she jumps down off the rancor and stabs him center chest. The next thing she knows, her crystal is being ripped from her neck. Just before she passes out she looks down and sees DJ lying there. DJ: (with his last breath) Hannah... don't... blame.. yo..ur..ssse..lf... Aria falls to the ground. Josh is in disbelief he slips the dark crystal into his pocket. The animals are out cold everywhere and the auto turrets stop firing. Josh S.: (in shock that his vision came true) I couldn’t stop it... Josh buries DJ, and then starts fixing the engine so he can get them off the system. It starts to get dark. That night Josh forgot to shut the door to the ship. Around midnight someone comes into the ship. Josh is almost asleep when a blaster is pressed up against his back.
26: Cut Lawquane: (quietly, trying not to wake Aria, not knowing she’s unconscious) If I were you, stranger, I’d be very careful about what I said and did. Josh’s eyes are wide open now. He recognizes that it’s a clone trooper’s voice. Josh S. Now, now let’s not do anything irrational, trooper. What are your orders? Cut Lawquane: Get up and walk outside. Don’t turn around; don’t try and wake up the girl. Josh S.: (walking toward the door) She’s unconscious, anyway. They get outside. Josh has his back away from Cut and his hands up. Cut Lawquane: Turn around slowly. Josh turns around. Cut Lawquane: So what did ya do, boy? Drug her? Kidnap her to sell as a slave? What? Josh S.: No way, man! She can kick most boys’ butts! She’s a Jedi and so am I. Cut Lawquane: Prove it. Josh pulls the crystal out of his pocket with the Force and puts it back in, knowing anyone who was taken over by Censes knows about the crystals.
27: Cut Lawquane: Alright. (Lowers gun) What are you doing way out here? I heard the shooting earlier but my wife wouldn’t let me leave. Josh S.: I came out here to help my friend save this planet from Censes’s rule. He died trying to save his sister - the girl in there - and my ship was damaged. Cut Lawquane: Why don’t you bring her out to my place and we can help you out? And tomorrow, we can fix your ship. Trust me, I know how uncomfortable ship bunks are. Josh S.: Right now? In the middle of the night? Cut Lawquane: Sure. She can’t get better, laying on a hard bunk like that. I don’t live that far from here; we can throw her on the sidecar and you on the back. Josh S.: Ok, let’s go. Josh uses the Force to set her down carefully in the sidecar and they stay the night at Cut’s house. The next morning Josh comes down for breakfast. They talk for a while about the Clone War and what happened with the orb, Luke Skywalker and other such things. Josh S.: Hey, can I ask you something? Cut Lawquane: Sure, go ahead. Josh S.: Why did ya move here from Saleucami? Cut Lawquane: Well, that's quite simple, actually. Back in the Clone Wars, we decided to come here right after Captain Rex left. It wasn't safe having someone in the army knowing where we lived.
28: I mean, I knew my brother could keep his word, but still.... It was a safety precaution. Now, suppose we go fix that engine of yours, shall we? Josh S.: Sounds like a plan to me. The two go out for several hours and fix the ship’s engine. Josh S.: Thanks for your help, man. I’d still be working on this, if not for you. Cut Lawquane: No problem, kid. Come back any time for a visit. Josh S.: I will. Cut Lawquane: I’ll be back with your friend in the sidecar. Josh S.: Thank you. Cut goes and comes back in about twenty minutes with Aria. By time he gets back Josh has both Star Fighters on the ship. The two say their goodbyes and Josh gets Aria back onto the Rebellion.
30: Chapter Five Another Within a few hours of being on the ship Aria wakes up. Aria: Where am I? Are we enemies? Where’s DJ?... Willie: Slow down, Aria. It’s us. Take a deep breath. Aria takes a deep breath and lets it out slowly. Josh S.: You’re on The Rebellion. I pulled your crystal and DJ, um... uh... Aria: (worried sick) Where is my brother?! Willie: (reluctantly) He’s gone... Aria: What do you mean, “he’s gone”? Josh S.: He died trying to save you. Aria: (not sure what’s going on) Didn't Shain heal him?... Like he always does?
31: Josh: He left about six weeks ago for earth and he took his crystals with him. Aria gasps and pulls her hands up and covers her face with tears in her eyes. Aria: (starting to sob) No... no, no, no, no, no! Josh S.: I'm sorry, Aria. He was trying to save you. Do you remember what he told you just before he passed? Aria: No. Josh S.: He told you not to blame yourself. Willie: This isn't your fault. You weren't yourself. Aria gets up and runs out of the room, shouting for Shain. Josh starts after her. Josh.: He’s not here, Aria! He’s gone... Aria: (screaming) I don’t believe you! (into the hall) Brandon!
32: Aria searches the entire ship and doesn't find him. Finally, she gives up. A few hours later, the boys go to see Aria, who is in her quarters. The boys knock and she permits them to enter. Josh S.: Hey, Aria, we’re going to go help out Eve and Anthony. Let’s go. Aria: I’m not going. The boys look at each other. Willie: (understanding) Alright, we’ll leave you here. Aria: I’m not staying either. I’m going to search for the orb that brought all the Jedi and Sith back and brought us here. (holding back tears) That’s the only thing that can save my brother now. Josh S.: Aria, you can’t go. We already had one person leave. Aria: Well, I’m sorry. But I’m going to get my brother back, one way or another. Then I’ll come back and we’ll raze Censes to the ground. No matter what it takes. Willie: Why not get Shain?
33: Aria: Two reasons: one, his crystals can’t save someone who’s already been dead for this long. Two, (eyes blazing) if I see him, the temptation to thrust my saber through his heart might be too strong. Willie: Alright, but be safe, Aria. Aria picks up a tan bag, puts it over her shoulders, and then heads for the hanger bay. Josh S. Well, that’s three we’ve lost to this war. Willie: I know exactly why with Aria, but I can’t believe Shain left. I'm going to get some rest. I'm still a little tired from that whippin’ you gave me. Josh S.: Alright, get some sleep. I’m going to head out to see if anyone needs some help.
34: Chapter Six Shain Cassandra and Jordin finally get to earth after traveling for several hours. They land their ships in the hanger underneath Shain’s house. They walk down the narrow hallway, which abruptly opens up into a humongous narthax made of brown marble. It has two levels and looks like the Jedi archive hallway... just without the archives. At the end of the hall, there is a narrow passage, then a huge, blue holographic computer screen. There are columns going down the hall to support the upper level. Jordin: (shouting) Hey, Shain, are you in here? Cassandra jumps a bit. Shain’s voice is heard but he isn’t seen. Shain: Who’s down here? Jordin: It’s Jordin and Cassandra. Shain comes out from the right hall way covered with grease from working on the 1969 Camaro he just bought.
35: Shain: What’re you kids doing here? Cassandra runs down the hall and hugs Shain. Cassandra: (tears in her eyes) You have to come back. Please... you’re the only family I have. Shain: Family...
36: Jordin: Shain, we need you now. Shain: I can’t. Jordin: You believe in God, don’t you? Shain: Yes. Jordin: You believe He is sovereign? Shain: Yes... Cassandra: How about “God never gives you more than you can handle”? Shain says nothing and lowers his head, realising where this is going. Jordin: How about “you can do all things though Christ, who strengthens you”? Cassandra: How can you believe He is sovereign if you doubt that He doesn't give you more than you can handle?
37: Jordin: God put you in charge of the group for a reason,and now He’s testing you. Look, bro, you got a family out there and you left them hanging, ‘cause you were scared of what you thought God couldn’t do. You really gonna leave them sitting in a galaxy where Satan thrives? Is that fair to them? God wants YOU to retake that galaxy for Him! Shain: (frustrated and confused) I don’t know! I just know I’m not coming back! Ok?! Now get out of here! Jordin looks at Shain in disgust and Cassandra starts crying. Jordin: We looked up to you!!! Every single one of us! I’ll bet you Jacklinea, Daviel and Sara do, too. You’ve let each and everyone of them down, including your family. I hope you can live with that... Come on Cassandra. Let’s leave him here. We can talk Dudley into coming back... The two padawans turn around and walk out. Shain turns around and leans up against the wall. He runs his hands though his hair. He takes a deep breath and lets it out slowly.
38: Shain: Should I really go back? Cassandra and Jordin walk down to Dudley’s house. Before they even get to they even get around the cars parked in the backyard, Dudley comes out the back door. Dudley: S’up, Jordin; how’s it goin’? What you guys doin’ out here? Jordin: Hey, not so good. Shain came home and isn’t comin’ back. We just came over from his place and well... It wasn’t good. Dudley: You can’t possibly expect me to believe that Shain, out of all of us that went to the Star Wars universe eight years ago, came home and isn’t coming back. Jordin: Well, if you were Shain under the pressure he was under, I think you would cave too. Dudley: What is going on, anyways? Jordin: This guy Censes took over the whole galaxy in like twenty minutes and he used the whole group besides Shain and Anthony to do it. Dudley: Then how are you here?
39: Jordin: Shain freed us. There’s at the least two of your group saved so far, not counting anyone born in the star wars galaxy. Dudley: Well, who all does he have? Jordin: My master, and Eve so far at the least. At the most, Willie, Aria and DJ. Dudley: Shain needs to quit bein’ a pansy and get over himself. Jordin: Cassandra and I already tried to get him to come with us. I even tried scripture, but he’s not comin’. Dudley: Fine, let him be a sissified-mother-blubber-sandwich - we can do it ourselves. Let’s go. I’ll give you a ride to your ship. Just one sec; let me get mine. He runs inside and hits a button, opening the hanger bay door for his ship. There lies a Dark Phoenix. The ship has two engines on the left and right side of the ship with wings sticking out the side and the back of the engines. The middle of the ship is thinner and more aerodynamic. Dudley has it painted chrome black.
40: Dudley: She’s only a one-man fighter but if you hold tight next to the engines and I fly slow, I can give you a ride to your ships. Cassandra: (timidly) Thank you, Dudley. The two hop on the the front of the wings with there legs hanging down and Dudley gets in. Dudley flies slowly over the jumps. Before he can get over to the road to land, Jordin has pulled his legs up and rolled backwards, letting himself fall into the wooded area below. Cassandra waits for Dudley to land. She hops off the wing and runs into the woods where they hid their ships. The three of them head off to help their friends.