Stewjon, shortly after the events in A Deadly Response 11 and just under a year after Order 66.
Ben Dovallia: "And that is why I hope that you will let take this mission. If not for me but for Katelin."
Jake Inaman: "Ben, we all understand your want to find your girlfriend. But you must remain mindful."
Shaak Ti: "Master Inman is right, your feelings for her could betray you."
Nayam Burl: "But we are not saying that you cannot go Ben. Simply watch yourself."
Ben Dovallia: "Thank you, my fellow Masters. I will not lose sight of who I am."
After the Council meeting, Hara and Ben walk together to the hanger.
Harash Soru: "I wish you all the best for this mission Ben. But I ask you do not go alone."
Ben Dovallia: "I had no intention of doing so. I thought I might bring Zor Ember along."
Harash Soru: "A fine idea. The Dark Side clouds your futures. Be careful both of you, and may the Force be with you."
Muunalist, two days later.
Ben Dovallia: "I know Katlin is around here. I feel her so strongly."
Zor Ember: "Hmm, it seems unlikely she would end up in this area out of choice Ben. I sense a great deal of danger here. As do I Zor. We'll keep our eyes open."
Not far away, Darth Har walks slowly about his laboratory.
Darth Har: "I have long craved power from the secret depths of my soul. I often find secrecy and intelligence to be the best way of gaining power. Poison is a true favourite. Poison is just as deadly as the blade."
Har turned to the girl tied to the chair in the centre of the room.
Darth Har: "But like the blade, poison must be tested."
Har glided over to the girl and brushed her cheek.
Darth Har: "A shame, such a pretty thing."
The door to the laboratory suddenly slams open and the two Jedi rush in.
Ben Dovallia: "Don't you dare touch her!"
Darth Har: "Master Dovallia? Well it would seem that I have touched a nerve."
Zor Ember: "This ends now Har!"
The two Jedi sprang into action, their blades clashing against Har's.
Darth Har: "Ha! You two are weak, your minds clouded. Let me show you true power!"
Har reached out and blasted Ben with lightning, issuing screams of protests from the young girl. Zor gritted his teeth and lept in for the attack.
Zor Ember: "Dueling is about skill, precision. Not mindless power."
Darth Har: "Don't lecture me boy! I've fought more duels than you can ever hope to face."
Har slammed his blade down Hard on Zor's, knocking the Jedi back against the controls.
Zor Ember: "No matter the outcome, the light will always be strongest!"
Darth Har: "Indeed?"
Har blasted a bolt of lightning at the Jedi's feet, causing him to make an awkward block, leaving his body exposed.
Har grinned slyly as he swung his blade. The red beam of energy passed easily through Zor's neck, decapitating the young Jedi.
Ben Dovallia: "Zor!!!"
Har chuckled as he turned to parry Ben's onslaught.
With a flick of his hand, Har sent Ben sprawling with another blast of lightning.
Darth Har: "You have potential Dovallia, join me and save your girl!"
Ben looked up, blood trailing from his lips.
Ben Dovallia: "The light, will always be stronger than the dark!"
Ben spun around and slashed the fuel canisters beside him.
Darth Har: "You fool! You'll kill us all!"
Ben Dovallia: "No. Just you Har."
Ben held out his hands and pulled the explosion towards him.
Darth Har: "No! That can't be!"
Ben spun around and released the explosion, sending great jets of flame shooting towards the Sith and lifting him off the ground.
Har screamed in agony as the flames tore at his body.
Ben collapsed to the floor, exhausted. A few seconds later, the armour and lightsaber of Darth Har hit the floor with a dull thud.
Ben moved forward and untied Carliegh.
Carliegh: "Ben, I don't believe it. I thought I'd lost you."
Ben Dovallia: "No Katlin. As long as our love remains, we can never lose each other."