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Now, for all the fans (and not-so-much fans *glares at Iris*) of Barriss Offee, I have a special offering. I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone under 12, though; it’s very dark, though not particularly violent (unless you count insane villain-ish scheming violent.)

In my opinion, Barriss wasn’t actually evil. I think she was insane, even misled. Perhaps it was Sidious whispering in her ear, just the same as Anakin. But Barriss fell, and I’m sad and angry that they never even gave us a reason.

Just as Gollum’s song fits Anakin and Obi-Wan (frighteningly well; it was almost like they were two halves of the same person!), and Anakin’s fall, it fits Barriss’s.

I hope you enjoy… I will not be held responsible for any depression/negative emotions resulting from this. Blame Mr. Filoni. 😛

Gollum’s Song (Barriss)
Where once was light
Now darkness falls
Where once was love
Love is no more
The Republic was falling. She could feel it; she could see it.
Why couldn’t anyone else?
Don’t say “goodbye”
Don’t say “I didn’t try”
The once happy halls of the Jedi Temple were growing still and cold. What had become of joy, of laughter, of delight in duty?
Barriss didn’t know.
These tears we cry
Are falling rain
For all the lies
You told us,
The hurt, the blame!
And we will weep
To be so alone
We are lost
We can never go home
She approached her master, quietly, with her concerns. But Master Luminara couldn’t answer her. She spoke with Master Kenobi, but he was too tired to understand her.
Nothing is wrong, everything seemed to say. Everything looked so perfect.
A perfect untruth.
So in the end
I’ll be… what I will be
No loyal friend
Was ever there for me
Ahsoka could not help her. No one could.
No longer the savior. She could no longer be a Jedi. The Jedi no longer existed. Everything was cold, and dark, and the galaxy had gone mad.
There was no hope of reform. Only revenge.
There was no light. Only darkness.
So darkness she became.
Now we say, “Goodbye”
We say, “You didn’t try”
Deep within herself she trapped the little girl who cried, who wondered what had happened. No more the passive watcher. Hers was action, the moment, the strike… the blow…
These tears you cry
Have come too late
Take back the lies,
The hurt, the blame!
And you will weep
When you face the end alone
You are lost
You can never go home
She didn’t realize until her blow had been struck what she had lost—what the galaxy had lost. Not only a good healer, but an order of peacekeepers, the last light in a darkening world.
You are lost
You can never go home
Darkness fell.