Rex-centric (clone centric in general), explores build up to Order 66, Rex’s reaction to Fives’ dying words and subsequent obsession with the truth, ptsd, Rex and Cody’s friendship, Echo coming back with the Bad Batch, and MORE! Canon-compliant (Films TCW) and in character. Starts between seasons 5 and 6 of TCW and then continues past season 6. Variety of canon characters. No ships
PREPARE FOR TROUBLE. AND MAKE IT DOUBLE. DOUBLE THE FEELS AND SADS IN THIS CHAPTER.
But there is so much yet to come, very very soon. Chapter 11 is in final edits as I type this.
I hope you all enjoy this next bit of Rex’s journey :D and cry a lot
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Skywalker watched them go. The moment they were out the door, his face relaxed out of its affected pleasantry. He turned back toward the hospital bed.
“Rex,” he said seriously, “Admiral Bet may have bought your tale, and I only pray you had a good reason for lying to an Admiral of the Republic Navy, but I will not have you lying to me.”
Rex cast his eyes down and sighed. He tried to remind himself that no matter what the General said, everything he had done and would do was for the good of the Republic.
“What really happened, Rex? And why are you keeping it to yourself? …It’s Echo, isn’t it?”
“You’re protecting him. There’s more to this malfunction than you’re saying—he… Rex, was he the one who shot you?” Skywalker’s voice took on notes of both outrage and shock.
“Yes, sir,” Rex said miserably.
Skywalker didn’t say anything immediately. He merely paced a few feet then turned back toward Rex, aggressively grasping the bar at the end of his bed.
“Is there more you’re not telling me?”
“Yes, sir” Rex looked up at Skywalker on the end of his bed and their eyes met.
“I don’t want a ‘yes, sir,’” he breathed. “I want answers! What’s going on with you, suddenly? You’re better than this. You were made to be better than this! And I’ve seen you deal with harder missions than this one, and you never lose your head. You’re dependable. You know the mission priorities. You told me you were ready to lead this mission.”
Rex had never seen such disappointment in his General’s face before. To see it coupled with such confusion, such surprise, knowing that the General had such trust in him, was so much worse than he imagined. He didn’t know what to say.