STAR WARS : RISING SHADOWS
Episode 4 Part 1 - Confrontation
Coruscant, border of business district and industrial district, 10:35 p.m.
Now I know I'm being followed, Athorus thought as he hurried through the crowd. I figured that blaze would draw them off for a while - maybe not long enough to escape but long enough to put some distance between us - but someone has been tailing me. He was sure of it. He had thought he'd seen someone dip behind a generator a while ago but couldn't be sure - the streets were crowded - but he had just spotted the man tailing him as he rounded the last corner; there was no mistaking a man like that. ...a bounty hunter.
"What smells like a wet dog?" Athorus mumbled.
"GRRRAA!!" ...ignore me... I have to get off the street, but where? I always liked Rondo's droid shop... but he wouldn't let himself get cornered again. Besides,he thought. I'd hate to harm Rondo or damage his store. If only I could fly... I got it!he thought with excitement. The rooftops. I just have to get up there safely.
He took a quick glance over his shoulder before turning down the cluttered alley. There's the ladder... I can take the roofs and cut across to 702nd street and he'll be halfway across the industrial district before he knows he's lost me.
"No sign of him yet, Father." The contents of the backpack listened but never answered. I wonder what they did to R2... I hope he's okay... what am I saying? It's just a droid. Don't be so soft. I can't afford to be soft anymore.
Athorus took one last glance over his shoulder and the alley was clear so he started to climb as fast as he could.
But no sooner had he reached the third rusted rung than he felt it. He found me.
"Give it up, boy."
"You can't hide from me. Climb down from the ladder and surrender."
"What do you want?" Athorus lied. "Why are you following me?"
"Don't play dumb, Odain. We both know why I'm here. You're a wanted man... well, boy. It's not everyday two Jedi and a soldier are killed within half an hour of each other - or half a mile. You've put this price on your head. My boss wants you alive."
"Two soldiers... and that is something he will not get, bounty hunter."
"I will not go easily."
"I had hoped as much."
Quoting Beardless Dwarf
Great work! I loved the picture of Athorus right before he jumped off the ladder. Some great battle scenes in this one. The builds were great too. I like the cluttered alley. Keep up the good work!
Thank you! This one took a LOT of time with the posing but it payed off while building the story as I had so many great pictures to choose from. Thanks again!