Been a little slack this week. So I thought I should break out the showdown I've been waiting to see who'll win.
The bar was dark. A few lights flickered, the music softly played from a strange band he had never seen.
Mal left the crew on Serenity for this trip. It was a planet they had never been to-not many had. It was far beyond wild space, far beyond Reaver territory. The package he had come to retrieve had better be worth it ...
There's his contact. A short, bald man wearing a red robe approached him. Mal sighed, glad to be one step closer to leaving this hell hole. Greetings were exchanged and Mal reached to take the package from the contact.
"Hold it," a deep voice cut across the bar. Patrons slowly turned their heads, then scattered.
Mal turned to see a man facing him wearing a black vest over a dirty white shirt, pistol in a quick draw holster at his side.
"It's never easy," Mal thought.
Han Solo stared down the stranger across the bar, the stranger prepared to take what was his cargo in the first place. It wasn't going to happen. Jabba needed this package. If he didn't get it, he'd be watching his back for Boba Fett once again.
"Just let go of the package," Han said with a lopsided grin, "and walk away."
Han could tell this man had no intention of walking away. Too bad Chewie was still on the Falcon making repairs.
"Nothing's easy," Han thought.
There we have it. Firefly's Mal vs. Star Wars' Han. They are squaring off in a bar with most patrons far out of reach. Just to be safe, there are no Jedis, stormtroopers, Alliance troops, Blue Sun operatives, bounty hunters, Sith, telepaths or any other person other than normal, boring bar patrons within 100 miles of this space port. The Falcon and Serenity are also parked several blocks away from this bar. And, wouldn't you know it? Something in the air is jamming all communications (radios, comlinks, cellphones) within the entire city. How very strange ...
Okay, I think I cleared all the possible "what ifs."
Voting will continue till next Tuesday at around 8 a.m. or so.