Circle of Treachery
The CLONE WARS have been won, but not without
Though the Seperatists, led by the Trade Federation, have
been defeated, the Jedi ranks are decimated.
Meanwhile, PADME AMIDALA bears the burden of a new secret
she is eager to share with her returning husband....
(See? That cuts right to the chase.
And then we move on to...)Coruscant - Jedi Temple Landing Platform - EXTERIOR - DawnMorning light colors the sky warm red and orange as a Republic transport lands on the platform. A ramp is lowered and a dozen battle-armored Jedi disembark. Among them, OBI-WAN KENOBI and his apprentice ANAKIN SKYWALKER. They are greeted by MACE WINDU and YODA.Mace:
It's good to be back, Master Windu; Master Yoda.Yoda:
A long rest, you have earned.Obi-Wan: (rolling his shoulders in discomfort)
It will be good to get this armor off and into something a bit less restraining.Yoda:
A necessary evil, it was. Hopefully, a thing of the past.Anakin: (stretching and flexing his arms)
I don't know. I've gotten used to it. YODA shoots MACE a worried look.Obi-Wan:
Well I've certainly seen enough of it. I'm looking forward to getting back to the Temple and training some padawans. (To Anakin)
But first, we need to eat. I've been listening to your stomach growl since we left Corellia. Anakin, turns and notices a familiar speeder on an adjacent landing platform.Anakin:
You go on ahead, I think I left something in the transport.Obi-Wan: (admonishing)
NOT my lightsabre, Master. Go on and eat, I'll catch up.YODA and MACE WINDU escort OBI-WAN off the pad while ANAKIN enters the transport.Alcove - Republic Transport - INTERIORANAKIN ducks around the corner of the entry way into a darkened ALCOVE. A moment later a cloaked and hooded figure walks into view, sneaking quietly down the hallway. The figure passes ANAKIN'S ALCOVE, unaware of his presence. Once the figure has passed, he speaks:Anakin:
Are you an angel?The figure stops and slowly turns, hardly startled by the sudden inquiry. PADME pulls back her hood to reveal a huge grin and longing eyes.Padme:
Oh, Anakin, I've missed you!ANAKIN steps from the shadows and they embrace, but almost as quickly, he freezes. ANAKIN pulls back, looking deeply into PADME's eyes, then down her body to the swollen belly partially revealed by opened cloak.Padme:
I've wanted to tell you...Anakin:
) And why didn't you?Padme:
I couldn't! Anakin, I was so afraid you might not come back! I didn't want you out there thinking about me... about... US
But I promised you... "I'll come home."They embrace again, PADME with tears of joy streaming down her cheeks, and ANAKIN with a look at first of pride and then grave concern.
WIPE TO:Kashyyyk - Darth Tyranus' Meditation Chamber - INTERIOR
There's your first three or four minutes.