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A long, long, time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

The galaxy was saved.

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The galaxy was at war.

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It starts with a boy. His name is (Luke/Anakin/Jacen/Kylo/Ben/Obi-Wan/Finn/Poe/Han).

He’s a hero. Except when he’s not.

Then there’s a girl. Her name is (Leia/Padmé/Jaina/Rey/Siri/Mara/Satine/Ahsoka/Tenel-Ka/Allana/Tahiri)

She’s the princess. Except when she’s not.

They save the galaxy. Except-

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Or maybe it was the other way around.

Maybe the girl was first. Maybe she was a (queen/senator/empress/jedi/pilot/historian/pacifist/warrior).

She carried a (blaster/lightsaber/staff/nothing).

Maybe the boy came next. Maybe he was a (slave/farmboy/smuggler/pilot/jedi/sith/stormtrooper/negotiator).

He’s part of the (jedi order/rebellion/empire/sith order/nothing).

They save the galaxy. Maybe-

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There’s two of them. (three/four/five/six...)

They’re (siblings/lovers/best friends/mortal enemies/co-workers/strangers).

They fight (with each other/against each other/side-by-side/back-to-back/alone/not at all).

They save the galaxy. Together-

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They know this story. It was told to them by (parents/mentors/siblings/friends/acquaintances/strangers/the Force).

The girl (headstrong/stubborn/brave/stupid/untried/jaded) starts it.

Except when she doesn’t.

The boy (naïve/wise/strong/weak/foolish/cunning/optimist) ends it.

Except when he doesn’t.

They save the galaxy. The story says-

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They’re on a mission. The (plans/queen/weapons/aid/knowledge/desperate hope) must be brought to (the Rebellion/the Senate/a ravaged planet/the clones/the New Republic/the Empire).

They fly in (a junker/x-wing/fighter/diplomat’s ship/freighter).

They’re (running out of time).

They (only have one shot/one chance/one hope).

They are (the last) of the (jedi/sith/planet/senate/rebellion/empire)

They save the galaxy. They…

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They are…

He is…

She is…

I am...

They save the galaxy…

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There’s blood on her hands.

There’s ash in his mouth.

Sand is beneath their feet.

(It always comes back to the desert.)

They save the…

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There’s a weapon in his hand.

There’s a word on her tongue.

(It’s the other way around.)

They save…

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They…

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They are…

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(They are always Skywalkers.)

(Always)

(Sometimes, the names aren’t important.)

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They save the galaxy.