Force? ….I dunno. *Renate scratched the side of her head as Obi-Wan explained further.* It sounds kinda like he’s describing magic. Mom told me that one of her teachers explained magic as being like ‘the life-force of the universe’ or something. Like, how it connects everything together, and people with mastery over it can do great things. *She turned to Candy and took his hand in hers.* Like this! There was a tiny glow, and Candy’s hand was suddenly full of M&M’s. Renate grinned.* Guess we would call it code…only, code you can’t see.
*She turned back to the movie and chuckled.* That’s my theory, anyway. Guess we’ll find out if I’m wrong.
*Something else gave the cybrid-girl pause.* Wait….isn’t this ‘Darth Vader’ guy—the guy Ben’s talking about—isn’t he that guy in black we saw in the begining?
*As she spoke, the message in R2 was played in more detail. Ben had been called into battle once more, but Luke didn’t want to go along.* I get where he’s coming from, you know? I mean, it would be cool to learn all about this ‘Force’ thing…but, I wouldn’t wanna go so far away from my family to do it. Not unless they were in on it, too.
*The scene shifted again, and Renate’s mind trailed off as the screen was filled with a bunch of stuffy officials talking about stuff. She took the time to munch on some more of her treats, and only felt any half-interest when Vader was talklng.
…That was, until Vader started chocking a man without even touching him. Her face shifted between shocked and technical.* Uh, dang…yeah, that’s magic all right! …Looks like Vader likes using it for evil.
"Sounds like a spiritual type of magic" Candy said, flicking the M&M’s into the air before snapping them out of the air. "Code, Magic, Force…They’re the same thing, yet different. I don’t think your theory’s wrong either, just a part of something….more?"
Candy nodded, looking at the screen intently. “It is. So Lord Big, Dark and Scary killed Luke’s father? I sense a revenge plot and battle for this movie.”
When Vader started choking one of his advisers, the Royal chittered. “Definitely not the friendliest of people. He has a temper rivaling Ral-“
He glanced at Renate and shook his head. “Never mind. Wait, look!” He pointed to the screen as it transitioned back to Tatooine. “Aren’t those the same ankle-biters things that gave the droids to Luke?”