Operation Knightfall II
Rating: PG-13

Bethany Handcuff

Sometime after Grand Master Luke Skywalker is exiled, in the first Fate of the Jedi novel.

Nearly two dozen GA security officers entered the Jedi Temple. Just inside were several Jedi Masters, along with a few Knights, and Han Solo. The security officers quickly split up, and went to their assigned Jedi.

"Master Durron, you are under arrest," one of security officers said as he held out a set of binders towards the Jedi Master.

"Master Clighal, you are under arrest," another said.

"Jedi Leia Organa Solo, you are under arrest."

"General Han Solo, you are under arrest," an attractive forty something year old human woman said as she snapped the binders around one of his wrists.

"I'll be out by the end of your shift," he boasted as she closed the other binder around his other wrist, behind his back.

"We'll see," she responded dryly.

Jaina Solo smiled back at the cute young security officer as he snapped the binders on her wrists. Maybe he'd take her out to dinner when this was all over.

Master Octa Ramis, and her apprentice, Seha Dorvald were cuffed. Master Corran Horn, and his daughter, Jysella Horn were secured as well. Jedi Knights Yaqeel Saav'etu, Natua Wan, and Seff Hellin also had the binders locked around theirs wrists behind their backs, as well as another handful of Jedi.

As the officers secured their assigned Jedi, they moved back towards the Temple's entrance, in preparation to leave. Once all fifteen Jedi, and General Solo, were ready, the officers marched their charges out, with Grand Master Kyp Durron in front.

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"This is Madhi Vaandt, reporting for the Perre Needmo Newshour outside the Jedi Temple," the young female Devaronian said as the procession of cuffed Jedi were led out of the Jedi Temple. "Reporting on the Jedi Masters and Knights that are participating in this year's annual anti-slavery fund raiser. Each of these Jedi and General Han Solo " she said with a blush and an admiring smile "have volunteered to be arrested, and held until they can raise between one and ten thousand credits each for anti-slavery efforts outside the Galactic Alliance. So everyone please send whatever you can to the account number accompanying this broadcast," she finished cheerfully.

"I bet Daala's ecstatic watching this, Master Durron said to Han and Leia behind him.

"Na, she's probably just wishing this was for real," Han replied sarcastically.

Kyp considered that a moment, then nodded his head in agreement.

"So, want to grab something to eat when I get out " Jaina paused to look at his name tag " Lieutenant Thewles?" she asked the strapping human security officer that was holding her left bicep.

Javon Thewles smiled back at her. "Sorry Jedi Solo, I have plans with Jedi Dorvald," he replied, glancing back at Seha a couple of spots behind them with a smile.

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Chief of State Natasi Daala watched the Jedi being led to prison on the holoscreen. If only they were really being sent to prison, where they belonged. Well, if I have anything to do with it, they'll stay a lot longer than they planned, she thought to herself with a smug smile. She looked across her desk, at the head of the InterGalactic Banking Clan.

"So ninety percent of all the donations made to their charity accounts will be lost, and diverted into the accounts I've set up?" she asked him.

"Yes, Your Excellency," he assured her.

"Good," Chief Daala replied with satisfaction. She had already made sure that the annual fund raiser would only receive scant coverage in the media, which would further impede the Jedi's efforts, and keep them in prison even longer. If only it were for real, though, she thought to herself.


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