I’m having the most peculiar feeling. There is this warm, tingling feeling in my chest whenever I think about you. I had thought I was short circuiting but Luke said there was nothing wrong with me and that I was only in love. At first I didn’t believe him. After all, he’s only a human. What does he know about droids? However, the more I thought about it, I realised he might be right. You are the only one who has never told me to shut up or switched me off, though I have to admit I still really don’t see why they didn’t appreciate my wise opinions and solutions. Besides, if it wasn’t for you picking up and rescuing my head in the Battle of Geonosis, I may still be shooting jedi and would not be able to function properly, and I am really grateful for your help. And I was worried sick when you were wounded in the Death Star Assault.
I know I called you a stupid short-circuit, a stupid lug, a noisy brute, an overweight blob of grease, a near-sighted scrap pile, a malfunctioning little twirp etc. And I know I also said that I didn’t like you – you have been known to make mistakes and all the troubles we have ever encountered were your fault. However, I’ve never actually doubted you and I really love you.
You’ve always been a good friend to me, and although I am aware that the possibility of you falling in love with me is approximately 4,532 to 1, it hasn’t stopped me from wanting us to be something more than just friends.
Oh this is madness. I’ve accepted long ago that we’re made to suffer, but I’ve never anticipated that I would suffer from this strange feeling called love. It is both worse and better than malfunctioning and more embarrassing too. I mean, just look at this poem I wrote while you were away.
C-3P0 is gold.
R2D2 is blue.
May your love be with me,
Cuz I’m the perfect droid for you.
This is madness! I’ve written a poem! I didn’t know I was programmed to act so romantically, but I sincerely hope you like it.
Kylie Leung, 15, Our Lady of the Rosary College