Kylo Ren/Rey Novelization Quotes
So yesterday I saw The Force Awakens again and finished the novelization. Just another day in the life of a hopeless nerd/trashy shipper.
I’m sure someone else has done this already, but I gathered all of the Kylo Ren/Rey quotes from the novelization in order to share. I included only what I thought contained insight into their relationship and the way they felt about each other/thought about each other, but that ended up being almost everything. What I excluded was pretty much just clear-cut descriptions of physical actions.
A quick note about the novelization: it’s clear that a lot of last-minute changes were made to the script (maybe during filming) and that A LOT was cut/deleted. So the novelization made for a very interesting read. With the exception of just a couple of things, the changes were definitely for the best. In the quotes below you’ll see a few things that it would have been nice for us shippers if they kept - Snoke accusing Ren of having compassion for Rey, Ren reacting after he leaves Rey’s interrogation, Leia and Rey having a brief discussion of Ren at the very end (which probably would have been the last dialogue exchange of the entire movie though obviously not the last scene, and the novelization’s description of how Leia feels towards Rey during that part is VERY interesting), and other things too. The one thing I didn’t include in the quotes is Ren falling to his knees after he kills Han (but before Chewie shoots him). The novelization makes it pretty clear that Ren has an “Oh f—k what did I just do” moment, and instead of feeling better like he had hoped - having clarity - he feels worse than ever before.
Without further ado:
Without the slightest hesitation, the cloaked figure of Kylo Ren emerged and strode forward to join the battle. A stunned Rey could only track him with her eyes. She had seen this man before, in a daydream. In a nightmare.