Sparky dodged another blow and parried up to intercept just in time as Jan swung for his face. The voracity of hits finally took its toll on Sparky. Jan raised his hand and launched Sparky into the table. Sparky rolled over, but his opponent picked him up and strapped him to the table. "What are you doing?" Sparky asked. "You were fighting alongside me in the Second Battle of Wellnear! Don't do this. You must know me!" Jan pulled a switch. "I do remember you. You are Jedi. The Empire is your friend. Do not resist." The mask began to lower. Sparky reached out his hand and called on the Force. His swords did not move. The mask clamped over his face and he saw small droids closing in on his brain stem in the Force. He reached out again in the Force and his sword clattered below him. Then the little voices started. "The Empire is your friend. Join me and you will save those you care most for. We can show you perfection." The voices disorientated his senses. Angrily, he threw put his hand and Jan's hands clutched his throat. A gag issued from them and the bonds loosened a little. Sparky squirmed his way out and called on his swords. This time, it arced and landed in his hand. He cut the mask off his face and staggered off the table. Then Sparky's opponent Force-pulled Sparky's swords out of his hands and snapped one on his knee, the other tossed aside. Sparky's anger boiled. "Yessss." The nanos hissed. "Finish him now!" Without thinking, he Force-pulled one of the experimental blasters to him. "The cortosis launcher." He murmured. Sparky aimed at the Jedi, and instantaneously, the Jedi pulled his lightsaber. Quickly Sparky calibrated the blast and pulled the trigger. He was not disappointed. A beam or orange light shot from the end of the blaster and struck the Jedi's lightsaber and then his face. Since the bolt was pure cortosis, the Jedi's lightsaber fizzed out and the electricity arced his body. He fell with a small yelp. Sparky checked him in the Force. "Nothing will help him now." Suddenly, Sparky threw the blaster away with disgust. "I don't believe it. I succumbed to the nanos again!" He quickly Force-overloaded each droid to ensure he was not infected. Sadly, he grabbed the vial of green liquid. "Blackwing. I can use this." Sparky took one last sad look at Jan's motionless body before he ducked through the vent and entered the superweapon's control board.
What is Blackwing? Will Pepper, on another level, hold his own against the battle droids? And what is the full extent of the nanos powers? Find out in the Second Rebellion!