posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 09:52 PM
I had to obey him. I had spent my life seeking aspects of truth. And here, Sidious had revealed an irrefutable truth to me. The impending and painful
deaths of all those children at the Temple would be insignificant compared to the joy I would bring to Sidious by accomplishing this one directive.
I loved him. I wanted to please him. But…
"Darth Sidious, you are asking me to kill children. Does revenge have any limits?"
"No Anakin. It does not. There are no limits. Go to the Jedi Temple. Kill them all."
He took my hand gently. "Your path is set, Anakin." He spoke in a sultry whisper. He moved his face close to mine, as if he was about to kiss me.
"You can no more change your future than you can change your past. What you have yet to do has already been done, and witnessed on an unimaginable
number of stages, by countless souls. The ending has been written. It was written long ago. It has always been so."
And at that precise moment, I achieved enlightenment. I learned more about the Force than anyone had ever known before.
The light saber was in my hand. I ignited it. And I struck Sidious down. He died instantly, with a look of bewilderment on his face.
To unwrite that which has been immutably written...
To unseal that which has been forever sealed...
In some other alternate universe, I know that I killed those children at the Jedi Temple.
But in this universe -- I changed fate. And it didn't matter that unseen operators had authored my life, or that some miserable ending had been
played over and over again in unknowable theaters, displayed to impenetrable audiences for their private delight or disgust.
I changed the vast momentum of time. I learned at that moment what I teach you now, and what you must teach to others:
With all of its nuances and mysteries, the basis of the Force is actually nothing more than simple free will.
[edit on 29-3-2009 by Axial Leader]