Star Wars Universe: Rise of the Clones

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Chapter 10

The Imperial shuttle flew from the planet’s surface and headed towards the Triton before passing through an energy barrier (separating the hanger bay from space) and connected itself to the holding clamps above and the walkway extended to the entrance of the Imperial shuttle, where the death troopers stood in formation, facing each other, awaiting Lord Valkyrie to exit the shuttle. The ramp opened and Lord Valkyrie exited the shuttle, with stormtroopers followed behind, and the death troopers on the walkway snapped to attention while Sofia stood (as if at parade rest) in the middle (in Lord Valkyrie’s path) wearing an improvised grey uniform holding a metal pole with a remote on one end as she awaited for him. Lord Valkyrie approached and stopped before her as he looked down and up and said, “I see you prefer to make your own uniform Ms. Sofia.” Sofia remained at parade rest as she replied boldly, “I am not like the others Valkyrie.” Some of the stormtroopers squirmed behind Lord Valkyrie while the death troopers remained at attention at Sofia’s retorted reply and Lord Valkyrie said, “That’s true Sofia Demor, especially according to the minds of some of your clone brothers and sisters that your call sign is “The Assassin” after all.” Sofia kept her firm gaze as she spoke, “I am a better killer than the rest of them after all.” Lord Valkyrie continued walking and Sofia followed along his right side when an officer, in a grey uniform, approached Lord Valkyrie’s left, walked alongside him and spoke with a sense of urgency, “Sir, one of our cruisers has detected a strong energy reading from a M class planet in the Nebarlian System that requires your attention.” Lord Valkyrie replied, “What kind of energy reading?” The officer said, “It’s not a what sir, but who.” Lord Valkyrie stopped in mid stride, looked at him and asked, “What do you mean who?” The officer replied, “Sir the energy reading is highly concentrated on a single individual. Enough energy that he or she could decimate an entire world.” Lord Valkyrie looked away and the officer spoke, “Sir if he or she could decimate an entire world, image….” Lord Valkyrie looked back at the officer and stated, “Inform the captain to set course to the Nebarlian System at maximum warp.” The officer snapped to attention and replied, “Yes sir.” They parted ways while Sofia kept following him and she asked, “Lord Valkyrie, what if that person is not our enemy?” Lord Valkyrie gave a side glance, as they both kept walking, and replied, “We shall see when we reach the planet Ms. Demor.” They kept walking till they entered the elevator and Lord Valkyrie pressed a button on the small panel and spoke, “Bridge.” And the elevator moved up as they waited in silence.

The Triton went into warp as the elevator doors opened and Lord Valkyrie, The Assassin and Captain Cruz stepped out as an officer stood outside, waiting for them. Lord Valkyrie stood before him and stated, “Report.” The officer replied, “Sir General Vars reports that the 5th Mechanized and 3rd Tank Divisions are reporting as ordered and ready for deployment on the Transgalactic Military Assault Ship Seminar sir and is ready to rendezvous with us.” Lord Valkyrie replied, “Thank You Lt., Inform the general that he rendezvous with us immediately. Send him the coordinates.” The Lt. replied, “Yes my lord.” The Lt. Left and Lord Valkyrie turned to Captain Cruz and asked, “How is Gala?” Captain Cruz replied, “She is well sir. The doctors informed me that she should fully heal in two hours, but...” Lord Valkyrie asked, “But what captain?” Captain Cruz continued, “She is still in shock about what you did sir.” Lord Valkyrie looked ahead and spoke, “You mean slaughtering the wretched vermin that removed all her feathers, clipped her wings and treated her like an animal? I am not surprised captain. Inform her that I will not see her unless she calls upon me.” Captain Cruz replied, “Yes Lord Valkyrie, I agree with that decision.” She made an about face and walked away, leaving only Sofia (The Assassin), and Lord Valkyrie turned to her and said, “Leave me Ms. Demor.” The Assassin replied, “Yes my lord.” And she bowed and walked away and Lord Valkyrie walked towards the viewing area of the bridge, as the few humanoid bridge personnel below (as the rest of the bridge is operated by androids or other humanoid looking machines) and along the left and right sides of the bridge made glances at him as he walked by, and stood before the viewing window (with his hands behind his back) as a tunnel of blue light and streaks speed past the bridge as the Triton speed forward.

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