Sith, Jedi, no! He's a pirate!
Oh boy... I've really screwed up now, being so absent.
Well. I don't know.
I've been busy- actually, I haven't. Internet was down for a few weeks, then it got back up, and I had to do things which I couldn't do because the internet was down.
To be honest, this chapter should've come out about 2-4 weeks ago.
Also, I copied the transcript and cut up a lot of parts, again, as otherwise, it would be me completely copying it, which it is already. Anyway, next chapter will be the actual end of the first movie. Wanted to do something with Dooku, exciting... I think.
Also, the transcript can be a bit deceiving, so one scene or line of text might be someone else, though it probably won't.
Also, I was going to do a chapter for my other story, but, this is easier since I just copy a lot from the transcript and adapt it.
Anywhere here it is.
"When did you learn to drive a spaceship?"
There was a pause held between Kitster and Ace who simply looked at each other.
"I think we'll be fine."
Jedi Temple [Council Chambers]
"...Correct you were, Qui-Gon." Yoda said after examining the number of midi-chlorians held by the young boy in front of him.
Mace Windu also added his own words, "His cells contain a high concentration of midi-chlorians."
Ki-Adi also added, "The Force is strong with him."
"He's to be trained, then," Qui-Gon said as he waited for the Council Members to converse.
Looking at each other, Mace Windu answered on behalf, "No. He will not be trained."
Anakin became crestfallen; tears began to form in his eyes.
"No?!" Qui-Gon said, though not as a question, but as if it was more of a demand, to the extent that it was as if an impulse of the Force affected the room.
Obi-Wan who was about to smile stopped it at the last second. He had not expected his master to react so angrily.
Mace Windu about to respond, looked towards Yoda who held out his hand and began to speak.
"Full of anger you are? Why? Special is the boy, towards you perhaps?"
Qui-Gon did not answer, merely looking at Yoda, he knew Anakin was the Chosen One, yet why did they not see?
"He is too old and there is already too much anger in him." Mace Windu added, as Qui-Gon simply continued to stare at Yoda.
For a few moments of silence, Qui-Gon then began to speak again, "He is the Chosen One, can you not see it?"
As the silence continued, Yoda decided to look into the child's mind, of course, not before asking.
Getting out of his seat, Yoda, began to walk towards Anakin with his walking stick, and coming into close enough distance that they could hug, though such a thing was unlikely, Yoda looked into his eyes.
"Youngling, look into your mind, will you allow me?"
Anakin answered quickly, "Yes."
He had nothing to hide after all.
Yoda then looked inside.
"Strange, this place is," Yoda said as he noticed where he was. It was completely barren land as if everything had been destroyed by flames.
Then it came, screams. Not just one, but several. No, dozens, hundreds, thousands, millions.
The whole planet was screaming, everyone crying and all the land was destroyed.
Who could do such a thing?
He fell to his knees.
So much despair, so much evil.
But, he stood up again.
A familiar face in strange clothing, reaching out a hand.
Not to him, however. Instead, what it seemed to be an older Anakin.
Then the familiar face looked to him, it was as if his body began to be consumed by fire.
And the vision ended.
Jedi Temple [Council Chambers]
"Master Yoda, what happened?" Qui-Gon asked, confused as to why Yoda was now sweating.
A strange connection this boy had, Yoda summarised.
He knew what he had to do.
"Train him you will, indeed."
Qui-Gon was surprised by Yoda's sudden change, but, Yoda hadn't finished.
"Find the Man of Flames, we must."
"Master Yoda?" Qui-Gon asked confused, what he had to do with this.
"The Will of the Force showed me it has, a dark future..."
"What will happen to Obi-Wan then?" Mace asked.
"He is ready," Qui-Gon answered without hesitation.
"I am ready to face the trials," Obi-Wan added.
Mace looked towards the young boy, he thought of objecting but chose not to, the trials would deem him ready or not.
Yoda then began to speak again, "You three go, protect the Queen, talk I must with the Council."
Following so, Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan and Anakin left with only the Council members left.
"Master Yoda, what happened?" Ki-Adi asked.
"Saw him I did," Yoda answered.
"Who?" Ki-Adi asked again.
"The Man of Flames, destroy everything he did in his path, no mercy he gave, and young Skywalker, given a hand..."
Jedi Temple [Senate Landing Platform]
"I am surprised that they allowed you to train the boy, Master," Obi-Wan said as they arrived, noticing it was now night.
"Is that disrespect I hear?" Qui-Gon replied jokingly as R2 fell off, only to get back up.
"It is not disrespect, Master. It is the truth."
"From your point of view..."
"The boy is dangerous... They all sense it. Why can't you?"
"For that reason, he must be trained, so come' on let's go!"
Obi-Wan looked to Anakin, who simply smiled following behind, he couldn't help but feel a bit jealous.
At the same time, two taxis arrived, Captain Panaka, Senator Palpatine, several troops, guards and officers came out followed by Queen Amidala, Padme, Eirtae and Jar Jar.
"Your Highness, it is our pleasure to continue and serve you," Qui-Gon said greeting her.
"I welcome your help. Senator Palpatine fears the Federation means to destroy me."
"I promise you, I will not let that happen," Qui-Gon said to reassure her.
Following which, Amidala entered the ship, followed by her handmaidens, as Jar Jar hugged Qui-Gon and Anakin, also looking towards Obi-Wan who declined it through hand gestures.
"Wesa goen home!" Jar-Jar said as everyone moved onto the ship.
Naboo Palace [Throne Room]
"The Queen is on her way to you. I regret she is of no further use to us. When she gets there, destroy her."
"Yes, my Lord." Nute Gunray replied as Rune Haako, Gunray's right-hand man, stood next to him.
"Viceroy, is the planet secure?"
"Yes, my Lord, we have taken over the last pockets of primitive life forms. We are in complete control of the planet now."
"Good. I will see to it that in the Senate, things stay as they are. Unfortunately, I can not send Darth Maul, I have sent him on a more... Important task... I am sure you will be capable of dealing with the Jedi yourselves."
"Yes..." Nute stuttered before continuing, "My Lord..."
"How will we deal with the Jedi by ourselves?" Rune asked.
Naboo Spacecraft [Cockpit]
"...and that one?" Anakin asked.
"The forward stabiliser," Ric Olie answered.
"And those control the pitch?"
"You catch on pretty quick."
Naboo Spacecraft [Queen's Chambers]
"The moment we land the Federation will arrest you, and force you to sign the treaty." Captain Panaka voiced out.
"I agree. I'm not sure what you hope to accomplish by this." Qui-Gon added.
"I'm going to take back what's ours," Amidala answered.
"There are only twelve of us, Your Highness... We have no army." Captain Panaka replied, knowing full well the futility.
"And I cannot fight a war for you, Your Highness, only protect you..." Qui-Gon added again.
"Jar-Jar," Amidala said to Jar-Jar, who seemed not in the conversation.
"Mesa, Your Highness?" Jar-Jar asked.
"I need your help," Amidala answered.
Naboo Spacecraft [Cockpit]
"The blockade's gone." Captain Panaka said looking through the viewscreen.
"The war's over...No need for it now," Obi-Wan said.
"I have one battleship on my scope." Ric Olie added.
"A droid control ship," Obi-Wan answered.
"They've probably spotted us, then." Captain Panaka said with a sense of urgency.
"We haven't much time," Obi-Wan said.
Naboo Spacecraft [Main Hold]
"Padme! Where have you been!?" Anakin said while he jumped at Padme upon seeing her.
"Annie! What are you doing here?" Padme replied.
"They said I could be a Jedi! Qui-Gon's going to be my master!"
"That's nice to hear... But, this is going to be dangerous, Annie."
"Is it? I can help... Where are we going?"
"To war, I'm afraid-"
"Oh really? I'm a bit excited!"
Naboo Swamp [Day]
"Jar-Jar is on his way to the Gungan city, Master," Obi-Wan asked Qui-Gon, however, it was obvious, his master's thoughts were elsewhere.
"Good," Qui-Gon said, though not with full attention.
"Do you think the Queen's idea will work?"
"The Gungans will not easily be swayed, and we cannot use our power to help her."
"I'm... I'm sorry for my behaviour, Master. It is not my place to disagree with you about the boy. I am grateful that you think I am ready for the trials." Obi-Wan spoke.
Qui-Gon was silent for a few moments before speaking again, "YOu have been a good apprentice. You are much wiser than I am, Obi-Wan. I foresee you will become a great Jedi Knight, one day. Greater than I."
Naboo [Sacred Temple Ruins]
"I am Queen Amidala, this is my decoy... my protection... my loyal bodyguard," Padme said as Anakin looked stunned and shocked beyond belief, Obi-Wan and Qui-Gong gave each other a knowing look. "...I am sorry for my deception, but under the circumstances, it has become necessary to protect myself. Although we do not always agree, Your Honour, our two great societies have lived in peace... until now. The Trade Federation has destroyed all that we have worked so hard to build. You are in hiding, my people are in camps. If we do not act quickly, if we do not act now, then all will be lost forever... I ask you to help us... No, I beg you to help us." Padme dropped to her knees and prostrated herself before Boss Nass.
A gasp came from Captain Panaka, his troops and the handmaidens, with Padme then continuing, "We are your humble servants... our fate is in your hands." Following so, Captain Panaka and his troops bowed down before the Gungan Council, as did the handmaidens, Anakin and finally Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan. With the Gungans puzzled, Boss Nass laughed, "Yousa no tinken yousa greater den da Gungans... Mesa like dis. Maybe wesa bein friends."
'What's he speaking?' Anakin thought.
Naboo [Edge of Swamp/Grass Plains]
Following so, that Jar-Jar was made a general, a Bombad General, battle plans were made.
"Almost everyone's in camps. A few hundred police and guards have formed an underground movement. I brought as many of the leaders as I could. The Federation's Army's also much larger than we thought, and much stronger. Your Highness, this is a battle I do not think we can win." Captain Panaka advised to Padme.
The battle is a diversion. The Gungans must draw the Droid Army away from the cities. We can enter the city using the secret passages on the waterfall side. Once we get to the main entrance, Captain Panaka will create a diversion, so that we can enter the palace and capture the Viceroy. Without the Viceroy, they will be lost and confused." Padme replied, then looking towards Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon, "What do you think, Master Jedi?"
"The Viceroy will be well guarded," Qui-Gon gave his opinion, then looked towards Obi-Wan who seemed to be thinking of something.
"The difficulty's getting into the throne room. Once we're inside, we shouldn't have a problem." Captain Panaka added.
"There is a possibility with this diversion many Gungans will be killed," Qui-Gon said looking towards Boss Nass
Boss Nass looked towards Jar-Jar for a moment, then replied, "Wesa ready to do are-sa part."
Jar-Jar could only smile a very worried and sheepish grin, while Anakin watched with interest as did R2.
Padme then continued, "We have a plan-"
"What happened!?" Padme asked.
"We're under attack!" Qui-Gon answered though it was quite obvious.
"But, how?" Obi-Wan said, then looking to the sky, there were ships completely covering the sun.
As droids began falling from the skies, whatever was left of Naboo's military began to fight back.
Needless to say, they failed.
It was not enough.
Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan attempted to fight back, however, even they could not deflect all the bolts.
"Tanks in the distance!" One random soldier cried out.
Captain Panaka went to take a look and saw them, though still far away, "Ten or so minutes... Everyone... Start to retreat, we'll group back up at the Swamp!"
Whoever heard began to retreat, unfortunately not all knew where that was, and some could not hear.
Evidently, more human bodies began to pile up than droids.
Not just that, explosions continued to happen. There was no reason for the Federation to be careful of bombing their own troops.
They were only droids, they could be replaced.
But, for Padme, she could only see as bodies began to fall at her feet, of men and women who died attempting to protect her.
Anakin watched as well, powerless to do anything, frozen, Ace had told him about a war before, they seemed similar, but, different.
Naboo [Sacred Temple Ruins]
"They managed to find us out..." Captain Panaka said, dismayed at the result, several of his men had died with their bodies remaining at the battlefield.
"We have to strike back," Obi-Wan said as he took a breath before continuing, "and quickly."
"Agreed," Qui-Gon said, also dismayed.
At the same time, Anakin and Padme were speaking to each other.
"I was too weak." Anakin said to himself, as Padme asked, "What do you mean, Annie?"
"If I was stronger then I could've stopped those deaths."
"Annie... You're just a child..."
"If I was... Stronger... Like Ace, then I could've stopped them from dying..."
"You're not strong now, though, but I know you will be stronger...But, stop worrying for now..."
"How generous of you Count, to lend your foresight, but I doubt it will be enough against your former Padawan and his own Padawan." Sifo-Diyas pointed out as he stood next to Count Dooku who watched the battle unfold.
Count Dooku chuckled, "It won't. The Confederacy is no better than the Republic, I will not allow them the prize of Naboo."
Sifo Diyas asked. "And Gunray's failure?"
"Justification for his elimination. The Confederacy cannot be controlled by either him or even Sidious. Left to their hands... Only greed and destruction can remain..." Dooku answered as a smile appeared on his face, he would play his Master's game for now.
Answers to reviews are in the next chapter, which is the end of the Phantom Menace Volume.
Had to cut down on quite some stuff as it didn't fit.
Eg: Ace going to Shili. The reason why Darth Maul isn't helping Gunray. What Dooku is doing right now. Palpatine's thoughts. And finally, Shili is a flammable planet. I wouldn't trust Ace on a flammable planet. Would you?
Uhh, I need to work on Kitster more. I think he's to AU. Though at the same time, he barely has any screentime and so its easier to make stuff up for him.