This is a short story i wrote after seeing this picture of Darth Vader Fighting a Xenomorph from the alien movies i hope you enjoy it.
Vader and a platoon of his personal elite stormtroopers of the 501st Battalion are on there way to Coruscant in a modified Gozanti cruiser. when they fall into a rebel ambush. with the ship damaged they are forced to make a blind jump into hyperspace before they are destroyed by the rebel onslaught.
after coming out of hyperspace they find that they need to find a planet to set down, and make repairs. the pilot tells them of a planet with breathable atmosphere not far away. sensing that there is something off about the planet Vader says "That will have make do, but I want this ship fixed right away." they land on the planet which is covered in red sand and stone and weather torn husks of once mighty sky scrapers now pushed at odd angles by the wind of the planet. setting down Vaders sense of unrest only grows stronger.
Vader orders two of his 501st elite to scout the ruined towers for any signs of life or supplys to make the repairs go faster. Vader himself waits on the ship while the repairs are made.
two hours later the two troopers Vader sent out have searched one of the derelict towers and are on there way to the next when they hear some rubble shift. "I've got a bad feeling about this!" says the trooper in back. just then his motion tracker picks up movement ahead of him. he raises his weapon reading for what ever may be ahead. as they round the corner the tracker loses the signal. the two wait a beat before moving on to the the next building. about one hundred yards from the next building the troopers again pick up movement in there trackers. "more movement." says the trooper in front. "looks like it's coming from the building head." the two troopers stop as there helmets sensors pick up more points of movement ahead. the lead trooper checks the life signs reader to confirm the tracker. "this doesn't make any sense. the tracker is picking up several sources of movement, but the thermal doesn't show a damn thing." the troopers both take a step back and suddenly all the signals stop except one. "look something is coming out of the building." the troopers watch as a creature on all four legs slowly stalks out of the blackness of the building. the creature is pure black and with an almost metallic sheen. its limbs and tail are long and lean, but move with definite power behind them. its long curving head looks as if its covered in black plasteel, and in its mouth where large silver teeth. "what the hell is that thing?" the rear trooper asks. before his companion has a chance to respond the creature suddenly lets out a loud hiss and rising up on its two back legs charges toward the two stormtroopers. they both quickly open fire and cut down the creature which lets out a trumpeting cry. no sooner than the moment the creature hit the ground the troopers motion scanners light up with hundreds of contacts. they start retreating. as the lead trooper presses a button on his wrist controls and contacts the cruiser the creatures start poring from the building. from the ground and from the places there had once been windows the creature streamed out like a nest of ants emptying. the lead trooper shouting over the sound of there own blaster fire speaks into the com in his helmet "Lord Vader!" they round a corner only to find the path blocked by rubble. "Lord Vader we're being overrun! These creatures. They came out of nowhere!" The troopers begin climbing the rubble while still firing behind them they with each shot a creature falls with a eerie scream only for two more to take its place."There's hundreds no thousands of them. why didn't the scanners pick up any signs of life!" they turn to just run only to find more of the creatures poring from the other tower "Oh God they've cut us off!" the troopers with no where to go stand back to back trying to hold off the flood of monsters coming for both sides. inevitably the horde closes on them and the trooper yells "Lord Vader!" the trooper is seized by one of the creatures. he raises his arm to shoot the creature. only for it to grab his arm, and with ease the monster crushes the white armor of his forearm and his bones along with it. the trooper screams in agony and, as his blaster falls to the ground the creature slams him down. he screams as he sees the drooling creature open its mouth, and with a hiss the creatures tongue shoots out towards his head.
Back on the ship. Vader as well as any still on-board hear the sickening crunch of plasteel and then nothing but static. after a beat Vader orders one of the flight crew to run a full sensor sweep of the buildings. he then turns to the stormtrooper that was at his side "Lieutenant I want you to send your men out to over see the repairs and tell them to work faster. The repairs need not be complete. just enough that this ship survives the jump to Coruscant." "yes sir" the Lieutenant goes to his men and they exit the cruisers ramp. Vader now knowing the cause of his unrest feels the creatures through the force, and all he feels is hunger. The remaining crew alert Vader that they finally where able to pick the creatures up on the scanners. he looks at the display, and seeing the swarm heading directly for the ship. "Captain I want you to fire at those towers. keep firing until they come down on top of these. things." "yes my lord!" the captain goes to the gunners station and training the weapons on the buildings fires. It is not long before the towers are brought down. reducing the flood of creatures to a fraction of it's original size. "prepare this ship for take off. I want to be off this planet the moment repairs are complete!" Vader then turns and walks to the ships ramp and with his right hand out in front of him his lightsaber flies to it and he sparks the weapon as he walks slowly down the ramp.
"Lieutenant. the captain has done what he can to stop what ever these things are. It is now up to you and your men to hold off the tide." "yes my lord. this is what we where born to do." Vader walks past the line of troopers and stands ready looking out towards the towers. as soon as the swarm begins pouring from the ruins of the towers the troopers behind Darth Vader open fire. Red bolts of plasma streak over the open plane like a red rain moving across the ground. The creatures fall one after another but still they continue to advance though now only a few hundred strong. as they close in Vader reaches out with the force and lifting up one of the creatures he crushes it's neck and bright yellow blood sprays from the creatures lifeless body the drops sizzling as they hit the ground. He then opens his hand and the creatures body flies into the horde toppling several of the other obsidian colored creatures which where quickly shot dead by blaster fire. Vader now readies his saber and throws it of into the swarm. cleaving several creatures in half as the crimson saber buzzes through the air, and after flying out the lightsaber returns searing through even more of them each one leaving behind pools of steaming sizzling blood. Vader's blade returns to his had just as the first of the creatures reaches him. he stabs the beast through its chest the blade going all the way through it and exits the creatures smooth head the creature screaming in pain. Vader quickly removes the blade and with a sweeping strike he cleaves the next one in half from shoulder to hip its blood now sprays on to Vaders suit which starts to sizzle like when the blood had hit the floor. Vader realizes that these creatures blood is in fact highly corrosive. ignoring the smell of dissolving metal and armor Vader quickly cuts down another creature as the troopers behind him continue firing. taking advantage of his cybernetic limbs Vader over powers several creatures holding them down while driving his blade into there snapping jaws.
after several minutes of fighting the creatures where defeated, but acid there blood had taken its toll on Vader and his suit, which was now deeply pitted and missing his entire left arm which had been corroded into nothing by the powerful blood. All but three of the original thirty Stormtroopers and two of the 5 repair crew had been killed in the battle. whole sections of the troopers armor removed to prevent the creatures blood for eating into there flesh like had happened to many of there brothers. The Lieutenant- now badly scared from one of the creatures clawing his face after he was force to remove his helmet- goes over to Vader. "My lord let's get you back on the ship. the repairs are finished and we need to leave this planet." Vader wheezing and barely able to stand hobbles up the ships loading ramp with the Lieutenant as the two remaining stormtroopers and repair crew fallow up behind them. The Lieutenant goes to the cockpit and tells the captain to take off at once. the ships engines roar to life and they take off there coarse set for Coruscant.