Chapter Three: The Afterthought | A Star Wars Fan Fiction

Luke stares at Rey, his eyes burning and his lips forced tightly together. He doesn’t know why he felt the need to follow her. The moment lingers for too long and Luke opens his mouth and takes a deep breath in. And he answers all he knows, “You”. Both Rey and Luke are taken aback from this answer. Rey is the answer, how could that be? What does she know that could benefit Luke in any way? “Me?”, says Rey in a quivering voice. Rey’s mind is unsure of what to think of and all that comes to mind is her past. She asks Luke, “Do you know who I am?”. With some hesitation, Luke answers her question with a[…]

Chapter Three: The Afterthought | A Star Wars Fan Fiction

They both realized that the closer they approached one another, the clearer their minds were. Luke vividly saw the hazel eyes that belonged to this girl. He asked her, “What is your name?”. She was reluctant to respond. She has no idea who this person is, what the person wanted, and how he was able to calm a sandstorm like he did. “My name is Luke”, he said, as if he was able to read her mind. She continues to stare at him. Frozen in time, but only for a moment. She can see the blue eyes and she knows to trust them. “Rey”, she finally said. Rey has been living on Jakku for as long as she can remember.[…]

Chapter Three: The Afterthought | A Star Wars Fan Fiction

Luke firmly believes now that he must follow the person that sped past him on their red speeder bike. It’s his only focus and he is determined to follow down that path that could potentially change how his mind clears. He is unsure of the outcome, as the future of this interaction is unknown. He can’t seem to visualize anything except hazel eyes surrounded by darkness. Through obscurity, the truth must be revealed. The identity of the person will ignite powerful feelings that Luke has learned to ignore. He’s almost there. The speeder is now too far to see with his naked eye. Without hesitation, he steps into his x-wing and the engines are in full throttle. His heart is[…]

Chapter Three: The Afterthought | A Star Wars Fan Fiction

She looks up at the night sky as the darkness cools the hot planet. The stars shine brightly with bursts of energy, filling her up with desire. Her back against the foot of an old AT-AT that was destroyed from a previous battle. She continues to stare up at the stars, consciously dreaming of another life. An idea that she wishes would come true, but nothing ever happens. She always wakes up in the same belly of the AT-AT, feeling less hopeful as the days go by. She picks herself up but continues to stare up at the night sky. She takes a deep breathe, with a glimmer of hope that she could live a different life. It’s early in[…]

Chapter Three: The Afterthought | A Star Wars Fan Fiction

Luke Skywalker, after years of liberation, found himself lost. He decided to run from things that caused great disturbances in the force, including himself. No one knows where he is, and no one dared to ask why. All that is known, is that Luke will never come back. Fear clouds the cities across the galaxy, a fear greater than ever perceived before. In the beginning, people wondered and created their own stories of the mysterious disappearance of Luke Skywalker, but over time, people slowly began to forget. It’s been thirty years now. He stands at the edge, at a precipice, pondering and deep in thought. His eyes closed, trying to quiet the noise that surrounds him. The birds aren’t chirping,[…]