turn your face towards the sky--
turn your face towards the sky--
and it'll be the stars that change your mind
and it'll be the stars that change your mind
and it'll be the stars that change your mind
these are all the things we should never forget
these are all the things we should never forget
these are all the things we should never forget
turn your face towards the sky--
turn your face towards the sky--
and it'll be the stars that change your mind
and it'll be the stars that change your mind
and it'll be the stars that change your mind
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Abandon a Friend

"He considered the warrior woman. "You"ve thought about this."

"At length," she agreed. "Jaina is dealing with her loss by taking charge. This is a good response, one that returns to her a measure of control. But in detaching herself from her pain, she is also losing an important balance within herself." Her face turned grim. "I have seen what a leader who lacks this balance can become. We must watch her carefully."

Zekk looked away. "You"ll have to do the watching. I"m moving on."

"You would abandon a friend?" she demanded.

"As you abandoned Jacen?" he snapped back.

Nothing in Tenel Ka"s face acknowledged the hit. "I know you didn"t mean that," she said calmly. "But I also know that if Jacen were in danger of sliding into the dark side, I would want to do whatever I could to pull him back."

This was the first time any of them had put their concern for Jaina into words. For a moment they were silent, sobered by the grim possibility.

"And what if she can"t be pulled back?" Zekk asked. "I"ve taken that path, and I know what a Dark Jedi can do. If it comes to that, someone will have to stop her."

"By any means necessary," she agreed, once again giving voice to their fears.

"And I couldn"t do that. No matter what, I just couldn"t do it."

"I see." Tenel Ka turned her gaze straight ahead. "Then you are right to go."" ( 138-9)





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