Read the New Jedi Order, they're great, this continues on from after Balance Point by Kathy Tyers, it is pure fiction of fiction and nothing to do with the actual series just my ideas on what could happen in lets say an alternate Star Wars universe and it is my way of continuing the story that left me dumbfounded. Enjoy.
No profit, no connections to Star Wars or The New Jedi Order, just entertainment.
Part 1: The Bounty
Tsavong Lah gazed out of the shell across the vast plains deep in thought. Jacen Solo, Jacen Solo, jeedai, Jacen Solo. The Yuuzhan Vong tries to put his mind on anything else, infidels, Jacen Solo, and shakes his head. It has been 1 week since he sent his proposal to the New Republican Senate asking for the sacrifice of the Jedi and Jacen Solo in order to stop the Yuuzhan Vong from continuing any further, waiting for their reply, waiting in vain.
Princess Leia stands up abruptly in the council hall, "You will not sacrifice my children to those beasts, you have seen evidence of what they do, and do you think that sacrificing the Jedi will stop them. Can't you see that taking out the Jedi leaves the Yuuzhan Vong an opportunity to continue, that wont stop there you must see it," she demands.
"Yes, Princess, but sacrificing a few to save many, don't forget that the Jedi couldn't stop the invasion of Ithor, Dantooine, Duro and more what makes you think that they are so un-expendable especially the actions of the Jedi concerning the Rhommamool-Osarian incident?" replies Chief of state Borsk Fey'la.
"Yes, but the Jedi have saved the Republic time and time again, and helped out more that you could imagine with the Yuuzhan Vong invasion, but because they aren't as effective as before, they haven't lost their edge and are not useless. I don't see you disbanding the Rouge Squadron because they have lost a few battles but yet you are willing to sacrifice the lives of great men and women," replies a heated Leia.
"Are you saying Princess that the Jedi are better than all of us?"
"No, of course not, we, I mean they are dedicated to bringing peace and stopping these invasions just as much if not more than anyone else. They feel the disturbance in the Force everytime the Yuuzhan Vong destroys another part of our universe."
"You don't think of yourself as being Jedi, Princess, what makes you so different from them, like you said you are one of them, you don't want to be sacrificed in order to save millions, you just want to protect your precious order."
"The sacrifice of the Jedi will be in vain, they have been the protectors of the galaxy for millennia's, even in the dark times of the Sith, Jedi's like Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi did their best to help and now after all that you are willing to sacrifice them on a promise from a race that enslaves many and hates machinery? If the Emperor asked of this would've you let him? Would've you trusted him to keep his promise? They won't stop there, I have seen first hand what they do and how they think, and sacrificing the Jedi will only do harm." Princess Leia sits down and waits for the arguments to mount, but silence takes the voices of the usually boisterous senators.
"We will recess till this time tomorrow and decide the fate of the Jedi then." Borsk Fey'la gets up and walks past Leia, "It is always interesting working with you Princess, and it would be a shame to have to let you go."
Leia looks up at the chief of state and shakes her head and follows the senators out of the hall and goes to her apartments.
"Mum, your home, how did it go?" Asks a usually exuberant Anakin.
"Not good, I don't know what the senate will do I only hope it is for the best, it is times like these that I wish I was still in the game but now I can only be a voice of conscience for the senators, I only hope they realize what the Vong are doing," she replies.
Anakin gives his mother a hug, "They will do what the Force thinks is best."
After the senate disbanded Vili Shesh walked back to his office with a heavy heart and stops when he realizes his security officer slumped on the chair.
"He will be alright Senator," rasps a mechanical voice in his ear.
Vili gasps as he turns to face the armored helmet of Boba Fett, "What do you want with me?"
"I have come here to accept your bounty Senator, only you haven't designated what you want done with it."
"Bounty? Oh that bounty, take him to the Yuuzhan Vong on Duros, once they have him I will forward your bounty to the account specified."
"Okay Senator you have a deal, one Jedi to the Yuuzhan Vong, 1 million credits to the account, don't double cross me Senator you will not live to regret it."
With that Boba Fett leaves the Senator behind and whisks out the door to find the security officer waking up.
Jacen Solo wakes up with a start and ducks to stop his head from hitting the roof or the bunk.
"You awake Jacen?" asks his father through the ships internal comlink system.
"Yeah Dad, just a little jumpy, I felt something strange," replies Jacen.
"Force strange or other strange?"
"Oh, can't help you there kid, but you can help me here."
Jacen gets out of the bed and joins his father in the cockpit of the Millenium Falcon, only to find bits and pieces strewn everywhere.
"What are you doing dad?"
"We picked up a little furry friend at our last stop and he is stuck in here somewhere, I just can't find him."
"Here let me help," Jacen embraces the Force and lets it flood him, Why did I ever give up this feeling? And senses the furry creature and draws it to his hand. He shows it to his father and looks into the haunted eyes.
"No you can't keep it, your not having a personal zoo aboard my ship."
Jacen laughs, "We'll hand it over when we get home. I wonder how â¦" Jacen's words are cut short as something belts the Falcon's hull, "What theâ¦"
"Buckle up kid, we're leaving hyperspace."
The Falcon lurches out of hyperspace to only be caught in a tractor beam. Han tries to break the hold on the ship by using an old trick.
"I wouldn't do that if I were you Solo," rasps a familiar mechanical voice, "Don't struggle and you and your ship will remain unharmed."
Han sneaks a look at Jacen, with which his so looks at him calmly, "It's okay dad, I saw this in a vision. Don't forget the Force is with me."
"I'm not letting you go with that, that monster, don't you remember what he did to me? I'm not letting him take you to the Vong, one visit with them was enough, no not another."
"Don't worry dad, let me go, I know what I am doing, I'll see you soon," Jacen uses the Force to make his father go to sleep and gets up to meet the boarders.
"It's good to see you Shantea, I haven't seen you in a while, what have you been doing?" He gives the other Jedi a hug.
"We saved some people here and there, stop some minor wars, gathered some bounty on some Vong, you know same all same all," she replies laughing, but then her smile drops, "Are you sure you want to do this? I mean they could take you again."
"With you protecting my back I think not, but yes, I have to sacrifice myself to save the Jedi, it's me that Tsavong Lah wants so it's me he gets. This has to end sometime."
"Well what are you waiting for lets go then, I'm eager to get this over with and Fett here wants the bounty, you know after all that we have been through he still craves the hunt and the pleasure, I don't know what will happen to us when this invasion is all over."
"I only hope this works and the Jedi are safe again. Okay lets go," Jacen replies and boards Slave-I leaving his sleeping father behind.
An hour later Han wakes to find Jacen gone with only a small holorecording left behind, he turns it on to see his son's face.
"Dad, I know you are angry at me for going, but it is something I just have to do, please don't try and come after me, I'll be alright. It's time to give the Yuuzhan Vong what they want, I only hope this works and that with mother's help this can all stop. My sacrifice will not be in vain and I will see you again, they caught me once, it isn't going to happen again. Please don't tell anyone else what has happened, I don't need their worrying, they have more important things to do, don't lie but tell them I am doing what I think is right. I love you dad, but this is something I just had to do. The Falcon will be okay I organized some help for you, please don't hate me for my sabotage, but I needed to do it. I'll see you soon."
Han wipes the tear running down his face and takes a look at the hyperdrive and notices the neat damage that his son did, knowing there was nothing else to do, he started his run to the nearest planet.
To Be Continued...
“Fett and the Vong”
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