The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.
The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. Look, I ain’t in this for your revolution, and I’m not in it for you, Princess. I expect to be well paid. I’m in it for the money. I don’t know what you’re talking about. I am a member of the Imperial Senate on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan–
Leave that to me. Send a distress signal, and inform the Senate that all on board were killed. I can’t get involved! I’ve got work to do! It’s not that I like the Empire, I hate it, but there’s nothing I can do about it right now. It’s such a long way from here.
I find your lack of faith disturbing.
I’m trying not to, kid. The Force is strong with this one. I have you now. I don’t know what you’re talking about. I am a member of the Imperial Senate on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan– I’m trying not to, kid.
- Don’t act so surprised, Your Highness. You weren’t on any mercy mission this time. Several transmissions were beamed to this ship by Rebel spies. I want to know what happened to the plans they sent you.
- Red Five standing by.
- What good is a reward if you ain’t around to use it? Besides, attacking that battle station ain’t my idea of courage. It’s more like…suicide.
A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master. No! Alderaan is peaceful. We have no weapons. You can’t possibly… I suggest you try it again, Luke. This time, let go your conscious self and act on instinct.