Hi everyone! First, you should know that this is my first fan fic! (I hope those screams I'm hearing are screams of joy and support for a new author, and not screams of horror! ) Umm, I really don't know what else to say, except for thank you for giving this a shot! Disclaimers: Star Wars is not mine, neither are the characters, planets, or anything else. I am making no money off of this! (Title from the musical Les Miserables) Here goes! ~~A Little Fall of Rain~~ Leia sighed and resisted the urge to massage her forehead. "No, Kam. I'm sorry but Luke hasn't arrived yet. Can I take a message?" Kam Solusar shook his head. "No message, but it's urgent that I speak with him." Leia nodded diplomatically. Kam's stoicism was starting to grate on her nerves. "Yes, Kam, I'll have him call you as soon as he arrives." Leia sighed again as Kam's face left the viewscreen. Han came up behind her and wrapped his arms around her waist. "Long day?" "What makes you think that?" Leia gave him a wry smile. "I have enough on my mind without having to play messenger girl for Luke!" she finished angrily. Han took a step back and held up his hands. "Whoa, Your Worship. It's not Luke's fault that he's not here yet." "I know, it's just..." Leia's voice trailed off. "Just what?" Han asked gently. "This whole issue with the Ishori and Diamala is about to be my whit's end. Gavrisom put me in charge of the situation, and it's coming apart at the seems." "Leia, you need a vacation." Leia just glared at Han. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ "Secure back there, Artoo?" Luke called to the back of the freighter. An affirmative beep assured him that Artoo was ready for landing. Smoothly he brought the ship in for a landing that even Han would have had a hard time rivaling. How he was looking forward to seeing Leia, Han, and the kids. Visits that didn't involve business were few and far between. He stretched out with the Force, and felt the warm presence of his sister, and the three rambunctious auras of his niece, and nephews. He felt another familiar presence and realized with a start that Mara Jade was also on Coruscant. Mara. Luke smiled slightly. He'd have to look her up during his stay. Maybe now he could convince her to come back to Yavin 4 to finish her training. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Luke paused outside of his sister's door before ringing the door chime. A small greeter droid with Leia's voice came to the door to meet him. Luke had to suppress a smile. Anakin or the twins had certainly been up to their old tricks again. The droid led Artoo and him to Leia's formal living room, where Threepio was waiting. "Ah, Master Luke, sir. I'm so glad that you had a safe trip. Thank the Maker. Captain Solo said for you to meet him in the courtyard when you arrived." Luke nodded and left the two droids to catch up. He walked slowly through the Solo's luxurious apartment to the courtyard. The twins were the first to spot him. "Uncle Luke!" Jaina cried as she launched herself into his arms for a bear hug. Jacen and Anakin followed, a little more subdued, but no less excited. Luke laughed with delight and gave all three a hug. Han followed behind and wrapped his brother-in-law in a hug. "Luke!" It's good to see you!" Luke nodded as Han sent the kids on their way. "Leia got called away to a meeting with Gavrisom." Luke laughed as Han made a face. "So goes the life of a High Councilor, right?" "Sometimes I wish we could just be a normal family." Han said quietly. "No you don't." Luke said. Han thought for a moment before nodding. "You're right." "So..." Luke looked nonchalantly around the garden. "You know that Mara's in town?" "Yeah, she stopped by a few days ago." Han threw a sideways glance in Luke's direction. "Business for Karrde, but something's wrong with the Jade's Fire. So Mara's stuck here for a couple of days." Han broke off suddenly. "Oh yeah, I almost forgot to tell you. Kam called here looking for you. Said it was urgent."