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Politicians from Naboo: Palpatine & Padmé Amidala Fanfiction, Art, Discussion
Fanworks about the villain and the heroine of the Star Wars prequels
Clone Wars webcomic "Agenda" 
Nov-23-2012 0:41 [art, screencaps, the clone wars (tv)]
This used to be available on StarWars.com. It's gone, but there is a published version.

The story is set during the first season of The Clone Wars (TV show), before the episode "Destroy Malevolence" (1.04). See below for screencaps of the relevant two pages, on which Chancellor Palpatine meets with Senator Amidala in his office and sends her on a supposed diplomatic mission.










Of course, the "opportunity" is nothing more than a Separatist trap. He knows that the military guy is a spy for Dooku.

Note how he plays on the key traits of her character - her optimism, her hope of ending the war and her confidence that she can be the one to do it (like she did on Naboo). She wants it to be true so much that she rushes in, not suspecting a trap, when anyone else would be skeptical.

Comments 
Nov-24-2012 18:23 (UTC)
The looks between Argyus and Palps in the first section, last panel say it all - she is transparent to them, not a good thing to an enemy but then she doesn't think of them as enemies - as you say, she wants it to be true.

Artistically speaking, that last panel is loaded with things that must have been fun to draw - the rug, the antllers ...
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