Troopers

The Beginnings

Leon's Journal

What follows are my personal thoughts and opinions, that are not the privy of others aside from myself and should in no way reflect poorly on my service to the Emperor. I am a loyal soldier and stormtrooper.

As a preface to this in the event that someone else reads this in the event of my death with a little history about myself.

I left my homeworld, Brintooin, to serve in the Stormtrooper Corps. On the surface I joined the military for my family, but it was also for myself so that I did not have to be doomed to a life on that rock bonded by my responsibility to family. By becoming a loyal servant of the Empire, I was able to escape that dull drape of living that we called life on Brintooin.

Since arriving at the academy of Carida, I learned a different lifestyle. I learned things that would make me a very powerful person on my homeworld, in wealth and status. I also made and lost friends and comrades. It is hard to imagine that there would be an attack on the most prestigious military academy in the Empire, and to lose cadets in its defense can really destroy moral. I suppose that it can also build stronger and more battle hardened soldiers to the the Emperor. That is the effect it had on me. I lost two friends that day, the girl I was chasing after, and my romantic rival that she cared deeply for and wanted me to meet. Looking back I can also tell that she wanted us to be friends. Truthfully, I did like the guy. He reminded me of myself—only that he was a TIE pilot and I a grunt. I don’t think I would have minded losing Joanna to him.

Graduation came and I was awarded a commendation, by Lord Vader, for my actions on the day of the attack. The day I left a friend and comrade to die, in order to get Joanna out of the collapsing hanger. I still to this day don’t understand how I was not killed by that proton torpedo. I almost don’t feel that I earned that commendation. Then with my orders arriving I find out that I am being made a Lance Corporal, and assigned as assistant squad leader to my unit on the star destroyer Devastator.

Now, that my past and near present has been given, I will take up my life in the moment. I decided that before reporting for duty on the Devastator that I would take my two weeks leave and visit the planet Coruscant. I think it is a good place for someone like myself who has never seen a real city to experience the largest city in the galaxy, that I know of anyway. It’s also the perfect time to be alone and reflect on my loss of Joanna, and what I could have done differently. I couldn’t let that get to me while I was at the academy. I had to be the best. I promised her that I would be.

I hadn’t been on the planet long before I was approached by an enchanting woman. She was like nothing I had ever seen before. Her skin was a marvelous shade of red and her light purple hair moved as if it had a life of its own. I still can’t get over the fact that she came on to me so quickly. I’ve never had something like that happen to me before. I was completely wrapped up in the moment. I’m glad I was too. We talked for a moment about what was on my mind, and I came to the conclusion that there was nothing I could do about Joanna. If she still wanted to be friends she would contact me in her own time, and until then I would have to keep my promise to Kyle. Not too mention I couldn’t resist myself with Nahja. I think I want this to be more than what people call “a one night stand”. I’ve asked her if she would like to join me as I tour around the city. She said yes.

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