Kylo throws Luke aside. Luke crashes into another statue and falls to the ground, groaning, possibly unconscious.
Kylo looks over at Rey, who is conscious now and gets to her feet. They square off again.
Rey ... I gotta tell ya ... I get it now. The Jedi thing really isn't about the violence.
They circle around each other, watching each other carefully.
It's about the power.
Force lightning begins to crackle around Kylo again. He lifts his hands and blasts Rey with a bolt of lightning. It throws Rey back against a broken pillar. She slides down the pillar and lands on the floor beside it, groaning.
Kylo walks a little closer, looking satisfied. Rey doesn't get up, stays down with her forehead pressed against the floor, looking exhausted.
And there's no one in the galaxy with the power to stop me now.
Suddenly a huge force blast hits Kylo from the side. He goes flying a huge distance across the chamber, lands on the floor and slides some more.
He comes to a stop and lifts his head. His nose is bleeding. He looks surprised, looks up in the direction the force push came from.
Reveal Ezra standing in the doorway, wearing a long black cloak.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is without question the defining piece of media of my life. I watched it as it aired all throughout my adolescence and it profoundly shaped my life and self in so many ways from big to small (hell, even the way I talk and randomly slap together prefixes and suffixes as a phrase called for can be traced back to Buffy).
While it has its issues, the show taught me to believe in myself, to keep going, to treasure my weirdness and the strange and awkward things that don’t fit are the best things about me and what makes me me. It showed me that superheroes come in all shapes and sizes, with and without capes, in and out of the spotlight. It defined the kind of person I wanted to be and I know there’s a whole generation of people that feel the same.
In honor of the 20th anniversary here’s a list of my personal top ten most meaningful Buffy quotes. There are a billion and fifty amazing, quotable moments and these aren’t even necessarily my favorite. These are the ones that meant the most to me, the ones that stuck with me and I think of when I need them.
“No weapons, no friends, no hope. Take all that away and what’s left?” “Me”
“I’m the thing the monsters have nightmares about.”
"Seize the moment, ‘cause tomorrow you might be dead.”
“To forgive is an act of compassion, Buffy. It’s-it’s… it’s not done because people deserve it. It’s done because they need it.”
“I made it up. I’m making it all up. So what kind of hero does that make me?”
“No guy is worth your life, not ever”
“When I say ‘I love you,’ it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You’re a hell of a woman.”
“I guess I just realized how amazingly screwed up they all are. I mean, really, really screwed up, in a monumental fashion. And they have no purpose that unites them so they just drift around, blundering through life until they die… which they… they know is coming, yet every single one of them is surprised when it happens to them. They’re incapable of thinking about what they want beyond the moment. They kill each other, which is clearly insane. And yet, here’s the thing – when it’s something that really matters, they fight. I mean, they’re lame morons for fighting, but they do. They never… never quit. So I guess I will keep fighting too.”
“They’ll never know how tough it is, Dawnie. To be the one who isn’t chosen. To live so near the spotlight and never step in it. But I know. I see more than anybody realizes because nobody’s watching me. I saw you last night. I see you working here today. You’re not special. You’re extraordinary.”
“The hardest thing in this world is to live in it. Be brave. Live. For me.”
dawn, listen to me. listen. i love you. i will always love you. but this is the work that i have to do. tell giles…tell giles i figured it out. and
— and i’m okay. and give my love to my friends. you have to take care of them now. you have to take care of each other. you have to be strong. dawn, the hardest thing in this world is to live in it. be brave. live. for me.