Calm Before The Storm ( Or The One With All The Songs)
Calm Before The Storm
Padme squints her eyes, the light from the window is bright.She brings the pillow to her face and inhales.It has Atton's musky scent and she remembers.She looks to her left and sees Atton beside her, he's staring at the ceiling, grinning.
"Did we," she asks.
"That's what I said." She smacks him with her pillow and listens to the song playing in the background.
'Your part of my entity/
Here for infinity/
When the world has took it's part/
When the world has dealt it's card/
If the hand is hard/
Together will mend your heart.
"Nice song"Padme says and then snuggles into Atton's arms.
Meanwhile in the cantina
Mical sips his beer.He's never had beer but he wanted to drown his sorrows.A twilek sings on the stage
"But when your day comes/
When he's through with you/
And he'll be through with you/
You'll die together but alone,
Mical guzzles down the last drops of his beer , then heads for the docks.
Cantina, a hour later
Visas listens to the same twilek , at a nearby table.She asks the twilek if she does requests, the twilek says yes.Visas whispers her request.The twilek starts to sing as Carth sees Visas.Carth asks if he can sit next to her.
''You may.'' is all she says as she listens to the song.
' So let mercy come and wash away
What I've done
I'll face myself
To cross out what I've done
And let go of what I've done
For what I've done
I start again
And whatever pain may come
Today this ends
I'm forgiving what I've done
'' Visas would you you like to take a walk by the shore with me.''Carth asks her.She looks over at him and smiles, then nods her headv yes.
Chobo Habat greets Padme and Atton.With Moza and T3-M1 as witnesses,Padme asnd Atton are married by Chobo.Padme hears a song in the distance.She can only make out a couple of lyrics.
''Fairytales don't always have a happy ending do they/
And I forsee darkness ahead if I stay
As thry exit the compound a TSF officer hands her a note.She reads it and goes pale.Atton grabs the note, it reads:
Visas was shot by the shore.Barely made it to hospital.Critical condition.Go to Grenn and he will take you to us.
The lyrics of the song play over in Padme's head
'Fairytales don't always have a happy ending do they,
And I forsee the dark ahead If I should stay.
THE END OF CHAPTER 8
''NEVER AGAIN''- KELLY CLARKSON
''WHAT IV'E DONE''-LINKIN PARK
''BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY''- FERGIE