Star Wars : Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Blasters
Human Gunslinger and Pilot
[Start of recording]
“He Delilah, how are you? … that’s a stupid question. She’s dead. Sorry, it’s just… I thought keeping a journal like this might help. Makes it feel like you’re still here in some way. It’s been so long ago since I was alone like this, without you. I can barely remember what my life was like before you.
Heh, you still remember how much of an ass I was back then, trying to impress you. They almost fired you when you spilled those drinks all over those patrons. I felt so bad I showed up the next morning to help clean up and serve drinks. Haha, so much wasted beer that afternoon.
I remember the joy on your face when I asked you to marry me and told you I would quit the gang. Taronex gave me a quite a beating for that, that was just his way of giving his blessing without losing face.
Flying local transport ships for the next few decades wasn’t as exciting, but being with you was worth that. The war mixed it up though. I had to pull out some of my old tricks, that was fun. Hahaha, by the Force you should have seen Andrew’s face after we flew through that pedestrian tunnel! He didn’t want to fly with me for at least a year."
[recording is stopped and started again]
sigh "I’m sorry. I know how much you hated the war. Seeing it break your heart, not wanting to bring a child into a world like that, it made me feel guilty for sometimes relishing the excitement of it all. Had I know the Empire would come out of that, I probably would have sung a different tune.
You never got to see it’s end, if it ever has one. You mounted your own little resistance, extending a hand to the aliens under the Empire’s boot and collecting stories of the time before the Empire. Don’t worry, I still have them as I promised."
[sobbing. Broken voice continues]
“I don’t want to remember you that way, but I can’t get the image out of my head. Lying in that bed, you made me promise to keep being a good man and bring light into the world. I… I don’t know if I can keep that promise. I’m a violent man at heart Delilah and your presence quilled it for a time, but I don’t know who I am without you. I hope I am the man you saw in me, but I’m not so certain…
Sleep well Delilah, sleep well"
[end of recording]