Princess Leia Organa: Governor Tarkin, I should have expected to find you holding Vader's leash. I recognized your foul stench when I was brought onboard.
Grand Moff Tarkin: Charming to the last. You don't know how hard I found it, signing the order to terminate your life.
Princess Leia Organa: [sarcastically] I'm surprised you had the courage to take the responsibility yourself.
Grand Moff Tarkin: Princess Leia, before your execution, you will join me at a ceremony that will make this battle station operational. No star system will dare oppose the Emperor now.
Princess Leia Organa: The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.
Grand Moff Tarkin: Not after we demonstrate the power of this battle station. In a way, you have determined the choice of the planet that is to be destroyed first. Since you are reluctant to provide us with the location of the Rebel base, I have chosen to test this station's destructive power on your home planet of Alderaan.
Princess Leia Organa: [shocked] No! Alderaan is peaceful, we have no weapons. You can't possibly—
Grand Moff Tarkin: You would prefer another target, a military target? Then name the system! [stepping closer to Leia and pinning her against Darth Vader] I grow tired of asking this, so it will be the last time. Where is the Rebel base?
Princess Leia Organa: [looks at Alderaan for a moment, then, resigned] Dantooine. They're all on Dantooine.
Grand Moff Tarkin: There you see, Lord Vader? She can be reasonable. Proceed with the operation. You may fire when ready.
Princess Leia Organa: [indignant] What?!
Grand Moff Tarkin: You're far too trusting. Dantooine is too remote to make an effective demonstration, but don't worry. We will deal with your rebel friends soon enough.
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