"I'm not your boy!" Obi-Wan yelled defiantly, almost dislocating his other wrist in his attempt to get loose from his bonds. "I'm my Master's boy, and when he gets here, he's gonna-"
"As you wish," the Senator said, and promptly immolated him.
After the less-than-defiant shrieks had faded, all that was left of Obi-Wan Kenobi was a handful of ashes that drifted down over the bed and floor. Palpatine fastidiously brushed the bits of soot from his robes and shrugged philosophically. He would just have to have another party.
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