This is an AU to ROTJ. What if something else occurred on Cloud City which impacted ROTJ as we know it? What if there was a bit of hitch or a twist to it?

Also, during this AU, Jedi Luke Skywalker joins the others on Sullust before they all head together to Tatooine to rescue Han Solo.

I do not own any of the Star Wars characters, I'm just an avid fan! This storyline has popped into my head recently and just needed to be written down! The Opening Crawl has been modified for this AU. Thank you!

A big thanks to jeanmarie3 for previewing and betaing my story for me!


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AU Episode VI - STOWAWAY

RETURN OF THE JEDI

In a galaxy far far away, Princess Leia Organa and her trusted team of cohorts have currently detoured from the Rebel Alliance's ultimate goal to defeat the GALACTIC EMPIRE. During their continued work to stop their evil nemesis, the small band of friends, consisting of a Wookiee, a Princess, a Jedi, and a remorseful Baron Administrator, have another agenda to address before continuing their pursuit to conquer the Emperor and his henchman, Vader.

Months of continued searching has finally proven successful as they have recently discovered the whereabouts of their entombed friend in the palace of Jabba the Hutt stationed on Luke Skywalker's home planet of Tatooine. They learned Boba Fett had successfully returned Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt to receive the large bounty on his head and a bounty hunter's pompous bragging rights of nabbing the ever elusive Han Solo.

Little did Jabba the Hutt and Boba Fett know what was in store for both of them as Jedi Luke Skywalker returned to his home planet of Tatooine with the help of Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian along with their trusted droid R2-D2, ultimately crushing the crime lord along with the deplorable mercenary after releasing their friend from the horrendous carbonite.

Due to the extended time in the carbonite, Han Solo required assistance from his long-time friend, Chewbacca, to escape the Hutt's palace before it imploded in on itself, due to the dubiously placed explosive devices placed by the covert unit. The effects of the extensive time in the carbonite had immediate repercussions for the one-time smuggler turned Alliance Rebel Hero, as a severe case of HIBERNATION SICKNESS immediately over took his body, however, nothing could alleviate his constant worry about his beloved princess.

Unbeknown to the band of rescuers, during their undercover operation the Rebel Alliance has discovered that the GALACTIC EMPEROR has been scheming to create another DEATH STAR. The completion of the new Death Star will create another ultimate weapon to use against the still rebuilding Rebel Alliance as they continue to struggle to rebuild after the destruction of the Hoth base in order to restore freedom to the galaxy …