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[Obi-wan, Yoda, Amidala, and Anakin ride across the frontier on their speeder bikes. Yoda seems content to sit back and steer the bike with the Force, probably because he can't reach the controls.]

Obi-Wan: You know, It's very strange. I have been in the revenge business so long, now that it's over, I don't know what to do with the rest of my life.

Anakin: Have you ever considered piracy? You'd make a wonderful Sith Lord.

[Luke's bedroom on Tatooine. Luke is entranced with the story.]

Ben Kenobi: "They rode to freedom. And as dawn arose, Anakin and Amidala knew they were safe. A wave of love swept over them. And as they reached for each other--"[Ben shrugs and closes the book.]

Luke: What? What?

Ben Kenobi: Naw, it's kissing again, you don't want to hear that.

Luke: Well, I don't mind so much.

Ben Kenobi: Okay. "Since the invention of the kiss, there have been five kisses that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind. [He pauses. The scene changes to Amidala and Anakin kissing.] The End." Now, I think you oughta go to sleep.

Luke: Okaaaay.

Ben Kenobi: All right.[Absentmindedly] Okay. Okay. Okay. All right. So long.

Luke: Ben? [pause] Maybe...you could come over and read it again to me tomorrow? [Ben looks at Luke and pauses. He smiles, ever so slightly.] Ben Kenobi: As you wish.


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