Sunday, February 12, 2017

Story 5 - A (in)Sidious Game of Matchmaking

This is a continuation of the series of stories of 'A (in)Sidious Game of Matchmaking' - The Tragic Tale of Stardust. I really like Stardust that when I recalled this story, it made me so angry!

Stardust was living a quiet life in Coruscant. She worked at a hair saloon owned by her adopted family. One might ask why she was leading a low profile. She was skilful, did her warrior training in Lokori, yet returned to work in a humble saloon as a hairdresser(!). Why? Maybe she just wanted to fade away from prying eyes. 

One day, a customer, Mrs Random, asked Stardust if she wanted to meet her son whom she said was nice and was looking for a life partner. Mrs Random persuaded Stardust's family to influence Stardust into marrying Son Random. For whatever reasons, Stardust agreed after meeting Son Random a few times. The elated Mrs Random showered Stardust with gold jewellery and even sponsored the wedding ceremony. 

Alas, a few months after the wedding, Stardust quietly walked away from the marriage. She left Coruscant for Galactic City, broken-hearted. “What happened?” I asked her family. It seemed that Stardust found out that Son Random was a hardcore drug abuser and even consumed drugs on her wedding night. Mrs Random knew about her son's drug addiction and was convinced that marriage would change him. That was why she showered Stardust with 'love', money and wealth... to entice Stardust to 'marry' her loser son. OMG!

*Moral of the story: Again, if it's too good to be true, then one must exercise more caution, n’est pas?

Cassian, why do you think Father Sidious searched the whole of Coruscant for someone to repair your precious heirloom watch? It's to keep you beholden to him. 

**Story is based on real events. Names are changed for privacy.

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