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The Falcon: Chapter 7
The Falcon: Chapter 7
The team raced outside into the snow and looked to the sky to reveal that the Resistance wasn’t going to be able to achieve their goal.
“They’re not going to make it,” Han announced. Rose knew what he was thinking and that she wouldn’t be able to argue with him. “Let’s go get the explosives and rig the thing from the inside,” she said with a bit of an eye roll.
Finn and Rey were game, and they ran to the Falcon to get what they needed and back to the base.
“This is going to be just like Cloud City, isn’t it?” Rose questioned, remembering one of their first jobs together, as Rey was unlocking the doors.
Han grinned at her and nodded. The doors opened, and they shot their way through an army of Stormtroopers to get to their goal. “Ok, Rose and Chewie, you take the middle. I’ll go below, and Finn and Rey take the top,” Han instructed.
Rose took a deep breath and walked up to him. “Be careful,” she said softly, as she grabbed his face with both hands and kissed him with everything she had. When their lips parted, Han winked at her and whispered, “Save some of that for later.”
Rose shook her head, as she took off with Chewbacca, and they began setting explosives all over the place. Their work came to a sudden halt when Kylo Ren showed up with a large team of Stormtroopers in tow.
Chewie and Rose dipped back into a corner to hide their presence, but she noticed below them. Kylo Ren was walking onto the bridge, and Han followed him. She watched as Kylo took off his mask, and the two had an exchange. Han wanted Kylo to come home, and, from above, it looked like he might, but Rose knew better.
“Chewie, I’m going to shoot Kylo Ren, but I need you to hit him again once he’s backed away to give Han a chance to get out of there,” Rose whispered, as she got her gun ready and looked down at her target. She knew she could hit him without hurting Han -- physically, anyway.
Kylo Ren took out his lightsaber, and that’s when Rose made her move, sending one swift shot to take him off his feet.
“Go, Chewie!” She yelled before screaming to Han, “Get out of there!” Han looked up, his face unhappy, as he dashed away.
Chewie and Rose took out Stormtroopers in their area before racing to Han. “Why did you shoot my son?” Han asked when she was with him once more.
“We don't have time to talk about it right now. We need to get on the Falcon. Where’re Finn and Rey?” She asked.
Han shrugged his shoulders, “I think they went toward the woods.”
Rose nodded, “Let’s get the ship, and then we’ll pick them up. C’mon!” She screamed, as a stunned Han Solo followed her with Chewbacca right behind him.
Once they were on the ship, Han sat down still in shock. “Chewie, get us in there air and find the kids,” she ordered. “I’m going to talk to him, and I’ll take the weapons if necessary.”
Chewie roared in response, as Rose doubled back and found Han on the ground, his back against the wall of the ship.
“Talk to me, Solo,” she said, as she got down to his level.
Han looked up at her, “Why would you do that? I was getting through to him,” he answered. She could hear the disbelief in his voice.
Rose took his hands into her own. “I did that for two reasons. I believe with all my heart that he was going to kill you, and Leia told me to keep you alive. That wasn’t a promise I was prepared to break. The Resistance will capture Kylo Ren, and, when they do -- or maybe it’ll be Rey -- you’ll be able to get him back,” she explained, as she let go out his hands and caressed his cheek. “Can you forgive me?” She asked, hoping with all her heart that he would.
“I love you, kid,” he said, his tone slightly better. “And I hope with all my heart, you’re right about him.”
“C’mon,” she said, as she stood and reached for his hand. “We need to rescue Finn and Rey and get back to base.”
Han stood and, before he followed her to the cockpit, he leaned down and placed his lips against hers.
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