“That is most welcome news,” Sidious said into the device, as if in a daze. “I didn't expect this . . . A good choice, I think . . . I am certain of it, Supreme Chancellor . . . Yes, I'm sure she meant every word of it.”
“What now?” Plagueis asked the moment Palpatine broke the connection.
Sidious shook his head in disbelief. “Valorum somehow managed to persuade the Council to send two Jedi to Naboo.”
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