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A different kind of role-play

Name:  Star Wars Notes
Genre:  Star Wars
Rating:  PG
Format: Letter/Note in Star Wars Notes and on proboards
Community Link:  http://community.livejournal.com/starwarsnotes/profile
Website Link: http://starwarsnotes.proboards.com/index.cgi
Contact: arwenmuc@yahoo.com
Age/Audition Requirements: must know English well, must be intelligent, and must be over 13 years old
Further Info:

Disclaimer: Star Wars is owned by Lucas film, and does not belong to me.

Please Note -- a knowledge of Star Wars is NOT necessary in order to participate in this role-play.  I am willing to explain anything that you need to know to you in order for you to play a particular character.

At was writing a Star Wars AU fanfiction several years ago on other sites.  In this fanfiction, I had various Star Wars characters write to other characters -- explaining to other characters what is going on in the story.  The result of this is that a fanfiction is written from the perspectives of the characters, while they interact with each other.   The story begins before The Phantom Menace and will go all the way up through Return of the Jedi.  Right now, the story is almost at the end of The Phantom Menace.  That is where I had to stop because of time contraints from school and other things.  However, I decided to start it up again.   I need characters.  These Notes will be posted in their own community, and also on a proboards forum.  

For those who participate, you get to pretend to be a character and have influence on other characters, as well as the overall story.  There are boundaries, though.

The reason that this fan fiction will be classified as AU is because, while generally following the story line of the movies, there are certain points that will be different.  Also, there are additional characters and events.  There are also questions that are answered in this fanfiction that are not covered in the movie.   (Like how and why did Dooku become a Sith, what was Palpatine doing behind the scenes that caused everything to happen the way that it did, what would happen if Anakin was really able to free his mother, just how deep was the love between Anakin and Padme and how did it develop, etc.) 

This fan fiction will take you through the events of the movies, and you will get to see these events through various different characters' eyes.  

I will not post the fanficiton to this group unless the group owner specifically wants me to. 

If interested in participating, please either reply to this or send me a private message.  (A private message would probably be better.  That way I see it for sure). 

Special Notice:

I need people who are willing to role-play various SW characters for a project that I'm doing.

(If you have seen my journal entries you have an idea of what the project is.   I need someone to play the other part in the notes that I'm involved with.)

A list of characters from the prequels includes the following:
Mace Windu
Count Dooku
Padme's Doctor
Jar-Jar Binks
Trade Federation
Lama Su

That's it.   If you have any interest in being these characters, please let me know.   I will update this as people sign up.  Thank you.  Please contact me with the character name that you want.

Note 7

Mace Windu,


I never said I DIDN’T want answers!  Why else would I ask questions?  I DO want you to answer all my questions when I ask them.


Okay fine…you haven’t decided if I will be trained or not…but WHEN will you decide?  I  hope soon. 


You mean my tests are not over?  You’re still testing me…..


Ha!  You said a real Jedi would keep his frustration in….but I’m not a “real Jedi” and I can never be if you won’t let me get trained.


Yeah the guy in my weird dream had yellow eyes….but don’t worry…I don’t get that dream any more.


No…Qui-Gon didn’t tell me to fight the droidekas.  How could he?  He had already started fighting that evil Jedi…that Sith…that’s what Qui-Gon called it.  Qui-Gon didn’t tell me to fight in the battle either…but he DID tell me to stay in the cockpit, and that’s what I’m doing.


You must think I did something wrong by doing something that Qui-Gon didn’t tell me to do…but I don’t care.  Padmé and her friends were in trouble.  I HAD to help them.  Qui-Gon said you guys (the Council) was like that with him too. 


Anyway, I shot those droiddekas…But then my ship started taking off, and I couldn’t stop it. It was on automatic pilot. It took me to the Droid Control ship, so now I’m part of the battle. It’s actually fun! It’s just like pod racing! I love it.

After R2 got me off auto pilot, I started shooting at the enemies…but my ship got hit and started spinning out of control. Because I couldn’t avoid it, I accidentally flew into the bad guy’s hangar. There are droids everywhere, and my ship is over heated. I can’t do anything. I hope that I don’t die, and that the ship can cool off so I can get back in that battle! This is not good!


Padme -- I'm in the ship and I"m okay

Note 23

Yeah…but that thing had a red laser sword.  Remember that one dream I had had a red laser sword in it.  I’m scared of people with red laser swords (lightsabers…I’m used to calling them laser swords).  I hope Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan can take care of that thing.  
That’s all right.  I know I’m ignorant of a lot of things….since I was a slave and did not get the opportunity to experience that many different things.  I wasn’t even allowed to leave that part of Tatooine.
Okay…you have to show me the grass and the fish.
Yeah…..Morgan can be a guy’s name too.  There aren’t very many guys with the name….but there are guys who do have them.  Let me tell you why I like it so much, and why I would want to name my kid that……well there was this other slave that was named Morgan.  He was about my age, and he was a really good friend of mine.  The only problem was that his parents didn’t obey their master.  They revolted against him…and the Hutts killed Morgan and his family after they had beat him up really badly. All of the other slaves were forced to watch.  It was horrible.  They made each one of us get really close to members of his family while they were being tortured.  I talked to Morgan while they were torturing him…and I made a promise to him that I would name my son in remembrance of him.  
So whoever I’m going to marry has to accept the name Morgan…because I made a promise to him….and I don’t break my promises.
Hey…you like the name Luke?  Did I tell you that that was my middle name?  Leia?  Well I wouldn’t laugh at anyone’s choices for names….but I don’t really like it.  That’s fine.  Everyone has different tastes.
Danger?  What danger?  I’ve LIVED in danger my whole life.  I can take care of myself.  
Did you see me blow up those droids?????  That was fun!  I hope that you were able to make it to the throne room by now.
I…um….accidentally kind of got myself into a little trouble.  I couldn’t figure out how to stop the ship from moving forward after I had tried to find the trigger for the ship’s weapons to shoot the droids.  The ship was on automatic pilot, and I couldn’t stop it.  It took off and led me to the Droid Control ship where all the pilots are.  Once I finally got to the ship, R2-D2 managed to get the ship off of automatic control……but I’m going to see if I can help the pilots destroy the ship.
Hey….I’m not disobeying anyone…Qui-Gon told me to stay in the cockpit, so that’s exactly what I’m going to do.  
I’m having a lot of fun!!!!!!  This is the first time I’ve actually flown a ship before, but it wasn’t hard to learn.  Piloting is really easy, and it’s just like pod racing!!!!!!!
My ship got hit, and caused my ship to spin in circles.  I didn’t like that….but I couldn’t regain control…..
I managed to get my ship into this little opening in the Control Ship….which was good because I didn’t crash and die.  The only bad thing is that there are a lot of droids in here….bad guys……and my ship is overheated….I can’t do anything right now.  I’m sure I’ll be okay.  I only have to outsmart droids; that shouldn’t be too hard.  As soon as my ship cools down, I’ll get out of here and see if I can get back in the battle.
I’m not mad at you anymore, okay?
I’d love to live in the palace!!!!!!  You live there too, right?
Okay…I can’t wait to lay on grass and to see the meadow.  You said it’s a great place.  I believe you.  You mean if I stay on Naboo with you, we could go to the meadow together all the time??!!!!!  
But I really want a pet…I’ve always wanted a pet.  Slaves couldn’t have pets on Tatooine, and I really, really want a fish.  Please?  I want a pretty one.  I can’t imagine something living in water…and it would be so cool!  People have fish as pets, right?  Jar-Jar said so before we left for the battle.
You mean you never thought much about having children or getting married?  I thought everyone thought of stuff like that.  I hope you’re not too busy for a family and love when you get older.  Even if I can’t marry you….you should marry someone!  You deserve to be with someone someday, because you are really nice and I know you would make a great mom and wife.
What’s going on with you?  
Your friend (we are still friends….right?),

Mace Windu -- I'm in the cockpit of a ship

Note 5

Mace Windu,

But why do you even bother telling me anything about the Jedi Order if you never want me to be in the Order. Just leave the information to yourself. I don’t want it! It will only make me angrier and more frustrated! You never had your life-long dream crushed. I can never be an apprentice, so I’ll never get to take the steps to gain Knighthood. :( :(


How can you not have decided yet?  It’s not fair.  You can’t keep me waiting to learn about my future!  How come you said you are sure that I am thinking the worst?  You’re the one who told me I couldn’t be a Jedi before.


Yeah, I did whatever Watto, my master, told me to do, even when he hit me.


You mean you thought that Padmé had another identity?  How’d you guess?


What’s wrong with being a Jedi and being in love?  Qui-Gon said it was possible.  He told me that Jedi can marry and have a relationship as long as they bring it before the Council.  Or did Qui-Gon just tell me that and lie?  I don’t understand.


Ummm, Qui-Gon told me that I needed two parts to build a lightsaber that are hard to find.  I would build one if I could find those parts, believe me!

I overheard some of the Jedi Council members talking when I was back on Coruscant.  They said that the tests have to remain confidential.  Why do the tests have to remain confidential between the Council and yourself? It’s not fair!!! When someone gives you a test, don’t you want to know how you did on it? It’s okay if I completely failed the test. Just tell me. It’s killing me not knowing.

Someone said there are many options available on Coruscant…options of what I can do with my life now. What are these options? Who would accept a 9 year old to work for them? And why would the Jedi Temple care whether I roamed the galaxy or not? You’re all selfish and stuck up and won’t let me train. You don’t like me, so you don’t want me to be a Jedi. I would think you’d actually be pleased if I died, because I would be one less mouth to be fed. And don’t bother looking for a home for me. No one would want a former slave, and the only home that I want to be in is my mother’s! No one could replace my mother, ever. Why would it be any of your business to get me a job? You have to have other things on your mind besides finding me a home. But…guess what Senator Palpatine talked to me, so I’m okay now.

I want my mom!

Yeah my former master used to beat me. But he was a nicer master than my master before that. My first master was a Hutt, and I broke my leg when I was 1 year old, and they refused to treat it, so my mother had to. The Hutt’s the one that broke my leg.

Qui-Gon said you usually choose Jedi from birth.  How can you choose a Jedi from birth? I don’t get it. I don’t like babies anyway. They’re so cute and everyone wants to be around them…I can’t stand them. It’s not fair that they get to be Jedi and I don’t! And how can you raise a child and not expose them to violence? It’s impossible. And even if you did, the child would be sheltered and wouldn’t be able to deal with the real world. You’re stupid if you prefer infants over children. You’re so mean!

Before we left Coruscant, after you rejected me, I went and sat in a corner all by myself and started crying. I’ve never been on my own before, and I’ve never been away from my mother! I don’t know if I’ll die soon or what will happen to me. I was sitting there alone, and Senator Palpatine came up to me. The first couple times I saw him I was scared of him, and I was scared of him when he came up to me and tried to put a hand on me. I’m not sure why I was scared. Maybe it was because when I was little I had this reoccurring bad dream where there was this old man that wanted me dead…and he would chase me around, but the old man had yellow eyes, and he was mean. I used to wake up crying, and my mother would always tell me that it was a silly dream, and that no old man would ever want me dead, and that no one looked like that. Ever since that dream, I’ve always been afraid of old men…and for some reason Palpatine reminded me of the old man in my dream. I know it’s silly. Anyway, I was scared of him. He started talking to me, but he was really nice. This was our conversation:

He went up to me and asked me, “What’s wrong, little boy?”

I said, “The Jedi Council won’t let me become a Jedi, and they’re mean. They said I’m too old. And I miss my mother…she’s still a slave. I don’t know what’s going to happen to me. I don’t know if I’ll die.”

He said, “Oh? You’re the little boy from Tatooine then? The former slave? I’ve heard all about you. Your name is Anakin Skywalker, right?”

I nodded.

He said, “Well, Anakin, it is a pleasure to meet you. I’m Sepr…I mean Senator Palpatine. So you’re Force Sensitive?”

I said, “I guess. I don’t know….Qui-Gon thinks I am, and he wanted me to become a Jedi, but I don’t know if I passed the Council’s tests.”

Palpatine said, “That’s interesting. The Council members are fools if they won’t let you train. But don’t worry, Anakin…I’m a politician. Perhaps I can find something for you to do. You could work for me…I need assistants. It was a pleasure meeting with you, and I look forward to talking to you later. Sadly, I must go and see what my informants have to say.”

And he left me there. He is so nice! So that means that Palpatine will let me work for him in politics! He’s the nicest grown-up I have ever met (besides my mother.) He doesn’t look down on me for being 10 years old, and he can give me a job!

Of course I think the incidents on Naboo are injustices! Anyone that would ever hurt Padmé is mean. Well anyway, I begged Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan to let me go with them to the palace. They let me. When we got inside the hanger, Qui-Gon told me to stay away from the fighting, and to find somewhere safe to hide. One of the Naboo pilots got shot and killed, so I climbed into a fighter. R2 was close by and got pulled into it too. From the cockpit I watched what was happening. As they hit the door that connects the hangar from the main part of the palace, that ugly red and black thing (the same thing that was on Tatooine that Qui-Gon had to fight before we left the planet) stood in the way. He took off his hood, and he has SPIKES on his head. Ew…it was gross. I don’t like whatever he is. He had a double red lightsaber. I’m scared of him. Luckily, he didn’t see me. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan ignited their lightsabers and started fighting the THING.

Padmé and the others started taking the long way, but two droid deckas stopped them. Droid decakas have shields, so blasters can’t get through and destroy them. I was trying to think what I could do to help them. I knew Padmé and her friends were defenseless against it…so I started looking for the trigger button on the fighter. I hit the wrong button, but I eventually found it. I got those things, and knocked them down. Ha! Ha!


Oops, this ship is taking off.  I can’t stop it.  It must be on automatic pilot.  Maybe R2 can override it….well here I go, off into space.




Note 5


Why won’t I be able to help others if I become a Jedi? I thought that’s what Jedi did! You’re confusing me!

Just because you think my future is “cloudy” I can’t become a Jedi, huh? I’ve tried to be patient with your answers, but I’m tired of all your answers. It’s not fair! You’re so mean! I want to be a Jedi and you won’t let me. Did anyone ever tell you you had big ears? I’d like to yank on them!

I am not like other 9 year olds. I’m a lot smarter than most of them…in fact I’ve never met anyone my own age who is as smart as I am. I bet you anything that I can understand war. Don’t imply that I am stupid either, because I’m not. You’re so mean.

You know, if you don’t let me become a Jedi, I’m going to die! What am I going to do with my life? I’m almost 10 years old, but I have no home, and I have nowhere to live. No one is there to take care of me, and I’m going to starve. No one will want to adopt me because I am “too old”. I’m already almost 10, and everyone wants to raise little kids from babies. I don’t like it. If you want to raise a stupid little baby from birth instead of a 10 year old, FINE! I don’t care. I’ll just die. I hope you’re satisfied that you helped cause my death. I don’t know what I’ll do after this Naboo invasion. I am a fast learner, but no, you think I’m too old to be able to learn the Jedi stuff.

Prove to me that you like me! I don’t believe you! You don’t like my age, my looks, or what? I know you’re lying. If you don’t like me, just say it.

You’re just a short little green thing…I think you’re shorter than me. I bet you I could beat you up. I can even beat up kids bigger than me. I beat up this Greedo kid because he said I cheated in the pod race! That wasn’t fair that he assumed it, so I kicked his butt. I can do the same to you if you try to mess with me.

Oh come on, how could you feel that Padmé was the queen? Well I don’t know what that feeling is either, but I’m surprised you don’t. You seem to know everything.

 Right now, Qui-Gon is letting me follow him into the palace. I can’t wait for some action!

Hold on…

Okay, I’m back now. That ugly red and black guy was standing in the doorway…the same guy that tried to kill Qui-Gon just as we were leaving Tatooine. He looks so mean. I don’t like him. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan tried to fight it, and I can’t see what’s going on. I want to!

But then these two droid dekas went after Padmé and her people. They have shields, so I knew I had to do something. At the time I was hiding in a cockpit in one of the fighters. I looked for the trigger button and accidentally turned the ship on. I eventually got the droids! That was fun! But then I couldn’t stop the ship and it went on autopilot to the Droid Control Ship.

I’m kind of in the middle of battle right now. It’s really fun! I’ve never flown a ship before, but it’s just like pod racing! I’ll talk to you later. My ship just got hit and started spinning out of control. (I managed to get the thing off autopilot with R2-D2’s help.) R2-D2 is Padmé’s droid, but he’s in my ship right now.


I’m in the bad guy’s hangar right now…there are lots of battle droids.  Everything in my ship is overheated, and I can’t do anything….this is NOT good.


And you know what…I think your attachment rule is stupid.  Don’t you understand that if you let me be a Jedi, I WOULD be committed to it.  It’s what I’ve always dreamed of doing.  I promise you that I have commitment.  How else do you think I survived slavery.  I wouldn’t have lasted so long if I hadn’t been so good at building things and racing.  Do you think I could do those things with a commitment. 


I like Padmé, and I don’t understand what this whole stupid rule is about.  How could having feelings for someone tear me apart?  That’s dumb.  I’m not going to fall to the dark side, okay.  I don’t want to be evil.


Anakin Skywalker


Have you moved yet? Yeah, tell me where you're going when you do...I hope I can come and visit you someday!

Naboo is really nice. There's grass, and trees with leaves, and colored flowers. They smell nice. I know I never got to see much when I was a slave.

Well, we got to the palace. We went into the hangar, where they keep all these yellow starships, and guess what! The guy from Tatooine...the Sith...was there. He had this red lightsaber with a DOUBLE blade! He was really scary. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan went to fight him, and Qui-Gon told me to hide in the cockpit of one of the fighters and stay there so I would be safe. And then these big droids with shields...droidekas, Qui-Gon said they were called...showed up and started shooting at Padmé and her group. So I found the trigger button and shot them!

But while I was looking for the trigger, I accidentally hit a few of the other controls. And my ship kind of started moving, and I couldn't stop it. It was on automatic pilot, and it took me to the Droid Control ship where all the other pilots were fighting. It's so wizard! I was actually flying a real starship! It's pretty easy, and it's just like Podracing!

Then I got hit...and I started spinning, and it was really hard to get back under control. But I managed to get through a little opening in the Droid Control ship, so I didn't crash. My ship's overheated, though...and there's all these droids around (they're the bad guys). I'm waiting for my ship to cool down, and then I hope I can go back out and help the other pilots.

And you know what? I'm not even disobeying anyone! Qui-Gon told me to stay in the cockpit, so I will!

Yeah...Padmé's really, truly the Queen. She said I could still call her Padmé, though. And she said she's still my friend.

Senator Palpatine isn't a Senator anymore. He got elected Chancellor. Qui-Gon said I should be mindful and watchful of him...he said there's something about him he doesn't like. But I still think he's pretty nice.

Obi-Wan actually talked to me a little bit. But I still don't think he likes me. I don't know. Maybe after the battle, he'll be nicer.

Yeah...it would be awesome! I'd love for you to come and see Naboo and Coruscant!

Padmé doesn't have a boyfriend. I asked her. She said she doesn't even have many friends. I hope someday she does get married to someone who deserves her. She'd be a great wife.

Qui-Gon said the Jedi Council is afraid of me. Isn't that weird? I don't understand them. But Palpatine said I could work for him in politics and live on Coruscant. And Padmé offered to let me live on Naboo and work for her. I'd like that. So I'll be okay.

I still wish I could be a Jedi...but if I can't, I'll work for Padmé. I want to help her however I can.

Oh, I asked Mom about that guy. You'll never guess...she said she used to be married to him, and his real name is Summoner Skywalker. He's my father! He sold us into slavery when Mom was pregnant with me! Can you believe that? I hate him!!!

It sounds like you had fun at Amy's birthday party. I wish I could be there. I'll find a way to come back and visit someday. Don't forget to tell me where you move to!

Well, I'd better go!

Your best friend,

Padme -- I'm going to help you

Note 21

All right…I’ll still call you that.  I feel weird writing you now because you are THE QUEEN.  I’ve never met such an important person before.  
I’m really scared.  That creature that was all black and red was the same one that was on Tatooine.  He scared me this time too.  He had the same RED laser sword, but this time it was double.  I don’t want him around.  I don’t like him. Qui-Gon thinks he one of those evil Jedi called Sith.  I want to go with you, but Qui-Gon told me to stay in the cockpit.  That’s not fair.  I want to help you.  
But if you would have told me, then I wouldn’t have said the thing about wanting to marry you.  I’m sorry for saying that.  You probably already have a boyfriend, and you probably didn’t like a little 9 year old to say something like that.  I promise it won’t happen again.  
You should have told Qui-Gon….because Qui-Gon was trying to protect the queen, and he didn’t know it was you. What would have happened if we ran into some trouble and Qui-Gon had to choose between protecting you or your decoy…..he would have had to choose to protect your decoy.  That wasn’t safe on your part.  Also, Qui-Gon’s a Jedi, and Jedi protect people.  Why couldn’t you trust him?
Qui-Gon still says he’s going to train me as a Jedi somehow.  I hope he’s right.  I couldn’t do anything “stupid” to the Jedi Council right now.  They’re not here.  I guess I can’t really worry about it.  If I worry, nothing will change except I’ll get angrier and frustrated.
I’m glad Palpatine was elected Supreme Chancellor!  I contacted him, but he hasn’t replied.  He’s so nice…but I want to be a Jedi, not a political aide…like I said before.  That would be so boring.  I’m glad he’s in charge of the Senate.  I’d rather work for you on Naboo than be on Coruscant.  I’d like to work in your palace, and I could do anything you wanted.  School…my mom taught me a lot, and I had a slave school on Tatooine.  I learned a lot then, but I bet I could learn even more on Naboo.  You mean I couldn’t be a handmaiden  L  All right then.  I still want to protect you and work for you….if I can’t be a Jedi.
I hope what you told my mom makes her feel better too.  Thanks.  I want to stay in contact with you too.
There is a meadow?  What does it look like?  If it’s your favorite spot, I want to see it too!  Yes, I want to go there with you.  After all this junk with the Trade Federation is over, you have to show me around your planet!  And you’ll be able to show me what a fish is there too?  I can’t wait.  Can I have a fish?  Please.
Oh….so that is what a tree is.  I’d heard of trees….I just didn’t know that that’s what they looked like.  You see, on Tatooine there aren’t very many plants…but we do have some trees.  I’ve never seen them before…..they’re on the other side of the planet…….and there is probably that grass stuff there too.  I guess it rains in that part of the planet ALL THE TIME.  It NEVER has rained anywhere else on the planet.  I guess there are a bunch of trees in that one section of the planet, but no one ever goes there because it rains too much…and there are some poisonous plants that can kill people if they’re a certain distance away from the plants.  If we didn’t have those trees (and there are a lot of plants and trees in that little section), no human would be able to live on Tatooine because there wouldn’t be any oxygen.  I know what oxygen is…I’m not that ignorant.  I just didn’t know what trees looked like since I had never seen one.  
Grass looks like it can be pointy on the edges too. Doesn’t it cut your feet?  Or is it soft and not pointy?  I can’t tell.  All right…when the battle is over, can you show me one of your pretty fish?  I really want to see one since I’ve never seen one.
I want to protect you.
Hey, do you mind if I ask you a personal question?  Have you ever talked with your friends about what names you’d name your kids?  I have.  I think the name Morgan is nice.  If I had a son, that’s what I’d name him.  And if I had a daughter….hmm….I don’t know…..maybe I’d name her Padmé after you. I like your name.  Do you have a lot of friends?
Hey those droids that are after you…they have shields.  I wish I could do something to stop it…..wait……I’m in the cockpit of a ship…..ship’s have weapons in them…..so maybe I CAN help you!!!!  Hang on, I’m going to go get rid of the droids for you, okay?  I have never fired a gun before, but I’m going to try it.  I’m sure it won’t be too hard.
Well, bye for now.


Note 21



Now we know where that ugly black and red Sith is…if it was the same one that was on Tatooine.  Is it?  I was REALLY scared when I saw it again….it took off its hood and it has horns on its head.  And that was a really big lightsaber that it had too…there were blades at both ends.  That was so weird.


You told me to stay in the cockpit of this fighter, but I really want to help.


Well we’re here.  We’re at the palace now….I can’t believe that Sith…that THING came back.  You and Obi-Wan will show it what you’re made of.  I know that you guys can take it down and kill it.  I hope it knows that you are Jedi, and that the Sith should never mess with Jedi.


Padmé and her friends were stuck in the hangar because these weird droids with shields showed up.  They shot at them, but they didn’t get hurt because of the shields.  I knew I had to do something….and then I remembered that ships have weapons.  I found the trigger button and I shot those droids with shields. 


Hey, I can’t stop this ship….I’m moving forward, but I think it’s on automatic pilot.  I don’t know where it’s taking me yet…R2 is with me.  Maybe he can figure it out.  Well…I have to put on this helmet.


I think the Jedi Council is letting their fear control them, if they don’t want me to be trained.


I know, but being a Jedi is what I’ve always dreamed of doing!  You mean I’ll always be faced with trials if I get to be in the Jedi Order?  I don’t understand.


But I don’t always think of her.  The Jedi Council doesn’t know what I think about, and they don’t know me. 


That little troll can lift an entire building off its foundations?  I don’t believe that!  No one could do that…especially someone so short.  You think he could defeat you in lighsaber combat?  I guess if you think he could, then he can…but I don’t see how.  His mastery of the Force is that much superior to you?  That’s weird.  He doesn’t seem to be gentle and have that much goodness…but maybe after I contact him some more, he will seem like that.  I hope so. Then maybe he’ll let me be trained.


Okay…but I don’t think the Jedi Council liked me….but oh well….I guess after the battle we’ll find out, right?  Are we going to meet with them again sometime soon?  I hope so.


But Palpatine sat next to me and said nice things to me.  How can that be bad?  You said a cloud surrounds him.  I don’t understand.  He’s one of the nicest grownups I have ever met.  I don’t see how something is “amiss” about him.  Okay, I’ll try to be mindful and watchful, but what should I look for? 


Okay…thanks for telling me about the grass, trees, leaves, and flowers.  I heard of grass and trees before, but I didn’t know that’s what they looked like. 


I know that Padmé is a person, but she wouldn’t want to marry me now.  I never heard of a Queen marrying a slave before.


Yeah…I heard that Palpatine was elected, and I’m happy.  I think he deserved it.  I tried contacting him, but he hasn’t responded yet. 


  Maybe…I’ve only been to three planets in my entire planet.  I don’t know about the laws on those planets, but my mother said that certain things were always wrong, and I agree with her.


Obi-Wan finally said something to me, and he doesn’t seem as mean as before.  He still hasn’t REALLY talked to me, but maybe after the battle he will want to.


Okay…well this ship is taking off into space.  I hope Padmé’s safe now, and I hope you take the bad guy down so he never bothers anyone ever again.




Shmi -- I'm in the battle

Note 25



I don’t know why the Council thinks it bad to miss someone.  The Jedi Council doesn’t like Qui-Gon either. Qui-Gon, you, and Palpatine are my favorite grownups in the whole galaxy.  Padmé said I could live on Naboo at the palace and she would find something for me to do.  Wouldn’t that be great?  I’d rather be on Naboo with Padmé than on Coruscant with Palpatine.  I don’t care about the boring grown-up stuff like politics.


Palpatine is a good man…and guess what…I heard he did get elected as Supreme Chancellor!!  That is so cool.  I contacted him, but he hasn’t responded yet.  I wanted to thank him for everything.  Maybe you can meet him someday.


Yeah, but if the Jedi Council doesn’t take me…how can I become a Jedi?  Qui-Gon said he would make sure I was trained, but I don’t understand how.  Maybe he didn’t know the Council would be so mean. 


Yep, Padmé was the Queen!  I feel really stupid about thinking I would marry her now.  How could someone like her marry me?  She is the smartest and bravest girl I’ve ever met…except for you.  You mean some people in that situation would run in danger?  I don’t understand.  How could they do that?


Obi-Wan stopped glaring at me, but he still doesn’t say much to me.  We’re in the palace now.  The hangar was so cool!  They have all these yellow starships…and they even have a place for droids in the back.  I got in one.  The pilot got killed when we were inside the hangar.  Qui-Gon told me to stay in the cockpit, and that I would be safe.


But I really want to be a part of the action.  I want to help. 


Everyone else was going to go in the main hangar door when the doors opened in front of them…and that scary Sith bad guy was standing there!  He took his hood off and he has all these horns on his head.  And guess what else…he has a DOUBLE LIGHTSABER.  I think it was the same one that was on Tatooine.  It was SCARY.  Then Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan started fighting it. 


Padmé and the others couldn’t go anywhere because these droids with shields came along.  I wanted to do something about it…but I couldn’t think of anything.  Then I remembered I was in the cockpit of a ship, and ships have weapons.  I opened fire on them and blasted them….uh…but I can’t get the ship to stop.


I don’t know if Obi-Wan is jealous.  He has talked to me a little, but not much, and he doesn’t look angry when he talks to me anymore.  Maybe he’s trying to be nicer.  Okay, I guess that might be true.  Maybe he does feel like I’m taking his place.  I don’t understand why Jedi can only have one apprentice at a time.


It’s so weird that stuff can grow naturally on some planets.  Oh….I heard a little about grass before…from Qui-Gon and Padmé and Jar-Jar, but I didn’t know that’s what it was.  Okay….so the stuff at the top of the trees are leaves?  That’s weird….but they are pretty.  I like flowers.  I especially like this one kind that has a stripe down the middle and has pretty green leaves.  I don’t understand about the different colors meaning different things, but I like seeing the colors.


Why would someone want to give a flower that meant jealousy?  I don’t understand.


You mean I really do have a father?  I KNEW it!!!!  If this Cliegg guy was married to you, and sold us into slavery when you were pregnant with me…he HAS to be my father!  So his name is Summoner Skywalker, and that’s where we get the last name.  You said you “used” to be married to him.  Did you get a divorce?  When will we get to meet him? Wait...my father SOLD us into slavery because you were pregnant with me. You never told me that before. Wait until I’m a Jedi....I’ll really get him. He’ll be sorry that he ever did that! I hate him!! I hope that he dies a horrible death....I hope that I can kill him some day.


This ship is taking off…I gotta go.


I love you.