Saga ALLIANCE A/P what if Anakin didn't turn? AU/OT ** SEQUEL POSTED **

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  1. Arriss Jedi Master

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    Monica

    Thank you. I?m really glad you enjoyed it. Obi-Wan and Sakoya make a great couple (ok, so I?m biased 8-} ). Padmé?s return to the Senate is important. Her arena will always be political and it?s where she feels home. The New Republic needs her!

    Thank you for all the support you?ve given me. You are another person who has been here since the first post and I?m glad you stuck w/me. :D

    MissPadme

    Great ending to a very well-done, bittersweet tale. If only things had turned out where Anakin and Padmé were able to keep their family together and Obi-Wan finds personal happiness.

    We can wish, can?t we? :) :( Thank you, I?m glad you enjoyed it. You?ve been around the fan fic community for much longer than I and I have always heeded your opinions. As a fellow Defender, I know how strongly you feel about our dynamic duo and I?m glad you think I did them justice w/this story. Thank you, MissP. :)

    kristeh

    Hi, Kitling! :D I think that?s a nickname you?re stuck w/from me, dear. ;)

    Thank you so much!! I?m glad you enjoyed it.

    I'm happy for Obi-Wan and Sakoya, and Padme's reflections on the past and the future were poignant and so touching. Palpatine did indeed underestimate the Skywalker family.

    I?m really glad everyone is happy to see Obi-Wan & Sakoya together ? they make a good couple. Who knows what I?ll do to them in the future. LOL ;)

    Yoda's death was sad, but there was a peace and a feeling of rightness about it, too. I'm so glad he did live to see the galaxy liberated, though. And it was lovely how Qui-Gon and Mace welcomed him.

    I still think of ESB when Yoda tells Luke, ?when 900 years you reach, look as good?. Yoda is quite endearing to me and I wanted his death to be special. We all knew he was getting up there in age so it was only a matter of time. What a way to be escorted to your new ?home? than by friends of old! I also have an affinity for Qui-Gon as you can see since I brought him in a few times throughout this story. [face_blush]

    You joined me not long after I began posting and always had such wonderful comments. You even went as far as to mention my story in the review challenge! [face_blush] Thank you for continuing to read and for your support ? I really appreciated it. :)
  2. Arriss Jedi Master

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    ** ACKNOWLEDGMENTS **

    Well everyone, this is it? :( *sigh*

    I wish I could say the story wasn?t over?but it is and what an experience it?s been for me!!

    I began writing years ago but didn?t pursue it on a regular basis. I daresay that has changed. ;)

    I first began writing Alliance last year. I went through so many rewrites that?well, it would make your head spin. 8-} Of course, I can joke about that now but at the time it was a bit frustrating and I often wondered what I?d gotten myself in to. :confused:

    Ever since ROTJ, I?ve always had the ?what if? running through my head. What if Anakin didn?t become Darth Vader, what if Padmé lived, what if the twins grew up w/their parents? And so during the summer of AOTC I began to write. I had the main part of the story and then by late fall I just couldn?t get the story to flow as I envisioned it. Therefore, I took a break?a long break. When I felt ready, I went to my keyboard and dared it to stop me this time.

    It tried, but I was determined.

    Along the way I had met people whom I befriended and their help was as an indescribable asset. Among those whose input and opinions were the most poignant would most definitely be
    PadmeLeiaJaina and Slowlearner.

    PLJ was my first beta, but when her own story, Jaina?s Journey, took off, it was too difficult for her to keep up w/both. For those of you that have seen her epic, you understand what I?m talking about. I tend to think of her as the Queen of character torture and epic stories. 8-} J/K Erika. [face_love]

    Her council, although brutal at times, made me strive for excellence regarding Alliance. She made me think about what I was writing and expand on my ideas. She?s absolutely correct when she said that this story had grown since its initial inception ? and not just in length, but development. It is w/sincere gratitude that I bow to the Nubian Queen for all she was able to show me and for her guidance. You?re a great person, Erika, and a wonderful friend. :) Thank you. :)

    As I toiled away at my keyboard, I knew I needed another beta. I realized that a second pair of eyes was simply too valuable and being the perfectionist that I am, I sought one out.

    I struck gold a second time w/Slowlearner. She has given me excellent opinions/corrections in every area. She truly took Alliance to heart and gave me marvelous feedback. Each tidbit she offered made this story that much better. Her keen insight into the realm of Star Wars helped me tremendously and the little details never seemed to escape her. She has this uncanny ability to know what my little subtleties meant and pointed them out as we went along. To simply say thank you doesn?t seem to be enough, Christine. You?re a fabulous person and a wonderful friend. :) Thank you. :)

    My daughter, who is a Star Wars fan like her mom, pushed me to keep going. She and her friends really enjoy the story and who am I to disappoint my own princess? Then again, if she knew I?d called her that she?d be groaning. 8-}

    Seriously, I just wanted to acknowledge the people who were inspirational to me and let them know how much I appreciated their efforts and time. I know I can be rather, umm, a?<whisper> Well, let?s not go there. LOL [face_laugh]

    Of course, all the readers I?ve generated (the unknown lurkers notwithstanding) have propelled this story forward as well. All the feedback I?ve received has been, to say the least, phenomenal (not to mention the ideas they generated along the way? ;) ). There are readers here who have been with me since the beginning and those who came late in the game and continued to return. In all sincerity, I have been truly humbled by some of the gracious comments and thank you doesn?t seem to say enough. Hopefully, each of you will know just how important your support was to me.

    I can honestly say th
  3. JDH3 Jedi Padawan

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    Hey Arriss,

    I'm just checking in and look I found another pic lol![face smile] I'm glad your happy about the way this story turned out as it was a pleasure to read. As I said before I hope to see you around the boards and take care.

    JD.
  4. JediMasterKobe Jedi Padawan

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    Arriss, now we need a sequel! :D Like say Jedi Academy era or maybe NJO?
  5. darth_shockwave Jedi Youngling

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    maybe TTT, including Mara showing up, and Sokaya's reactions on it
  6. dolphingirl2008 Jedi Youngling

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    Oh yeah, Arriss, I forgot that small detail about owning the characters. How could I forget that!!!?? Oh well! Are you working on anything new yet? I hope that whatever your future works are, they will be as good as this one! Hope to hear from you soon!!
    Love the Dolphin Girl :)
  7. The_Jesstar Jedi Master

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    I humbly apologise for my lateness, DRL, has caught me by the ear lately and kept a tight hold [Funny, it kinda looks like my mother! :p !]

    I thought the Epilogue was excellent Arriss! An excellent ending to an excellent story!
    *wipes away tear*
    What am I going to do now without this to read? Well, it's okay, because I have gone through and copied it all onto Word, so if I lose the thread I can still read it! ;) [It took up 110 pages!]

    Some highlights from the story:

    Padme telling Anakin she is pregnant in the "I have news" Chapter! [face_laugh]
    , ?A FATHER! BLESS THE FORCE I?M GOING TO BE A FATHER!? [face_laugh]

    When the twins meet the spirit thingy of Qui-Gon Jinn! I loved this part. I always liked Qui-Gon, and was disappointed that he died. [But on the plus side, we got to see more of Obi-Wan!! ;) ]

    Sakoya and Obi-Wan getting together. I think this is very fitting, that Obi finally finds some happiness! [If it's not with me, I'd rather it be Sakoya then anyone else!]

    Xar'ek and Obi going head-to-head over Sakoya!! *chants* Go Obi,Go Obi! ;) And also, the truth coming out about Mara!

    Of course, who could forget Lando! The lovable Larican[sp?]! His part in this story was very fitting, and I praise you on the way you have interpreted him.

    Without a doubt though, my msot favourite part, was the final battle with Anakin and Luke! What can I say about it that hasn't already been said? The way you described the movement and clashes were extremely good, I could just picture it in my head as I read it! Then there is the part where they joined forces and destroyed the evil Sith! "Most excellent!"

    Again, congrats on the wondeful story Arriss! I'll be surre to look out fr more of your stories in the future! :D :D

    I award this story with The_Jesstar's Seal of Approval! That the highedt honour I can award! And I don't give it out to just anyone! ;)
  8. BadMonkey Jedi Youngling

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    Hello, Arriss. It's your favorite misbehavin' monkey! Long time no see. Didya miss me? ;)

    I'm here to relay a message from SlowLearner - she wants me to tell you that she deeply appreciates the kind words about her in your acknowledgment. She is very glad that she was able to help you with this story, and she finds it immensely gratifying that her suggestions and comments were of use to you. :D

    She would tell you this herself, but after reading all the high praise and credit you gave her in your lovely acknowledgment, her head swelled up so bad, she can no longer stay upright. But don't worry...I'm sure her ego will eventually deflate in a day or so. :p

    In the meantime, just know that she is touched by your sweet gesture. [face_love]
  9. Arriss Jedi Master

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    Thank you for checking back, JDH3, I appreciate it. Oh, you know my affinity for posting pictures, LOL. Between that and my compulsion for emoticons ? I?m hopeless. 8-} See, what?d I tell you. ;)

    Well, Kobe, I am working on another story. It will pick-up where I?ve left off here, and Obi-Wan and Sakoya will be the central players, but that?s about all the details I can give you at the moment. [face_mischief]

    darth_shockwave ? The Two Towers, huh? Hmm, I think I?ll leave that story to Tolkien. Although, the new story will focus on our newly engaged couple. I?m still working out the details.

    That?s okay, dolphingirl, it would be nice but I?m content w/what I?m able to do via George?s indulgence right now. Thank you for the nice compliment. I hope the next one turns out as well as this did. <crosses fingers>

    Jess

    What am I going to do now without this to read? Well, it's okay, because I have gone through and copied it all onto Word, so if I lose the thread I can still read it! [It took up 110 pages!]

    You have? Very :cool: . I had separated all of the chapters before to make it easier for editing and you made me curious to see how many pages I had. I came up w/229. [face_shocked] Hmmm, I wonder why the numbers are so far apart????

    I too really liked the chapter where Anakin finds out he?s going to be a daddy! For a person who is as caring and loving as he is ? it was great to see his dream come true and this time around, he knew about it.

    It seems you?ve hit on some of my other favorite parts as well. Hmm, maybe I?ll have to do something w/Qui-Gon. LOL. Who knows ? I always have some idea running through my head (I?m lucky they don?t crash into each other ? LOL).

    WOW!! [face_shocked] [face_blush] Thank you!! There?s nothing better (for me anyway) than to hear how others have enjoyed my story. That?s all I set out to do. :)

    Thank you very much for your support throughout my story. You?re a great person, Jess! Don?t ever lose that! :D

    Ahh, BadMonkey returns! :D I haven?t seen you in a while. Your sidekick is waiting for DRL to settle down so the fun can begin again! ;)

    Ohh, trust me ? Slowlearner was more than deserving of the accolades she received ? and then some!!! :D You can relay to her than she can beta for me anytime! She?s fabulous! I just hope she didn?t hurt herself from falling over. [face_shocked] [face_laugh]

    And please tell her, she?s welcome!! ;)
  10. PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master

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    Hi PJ

    [face_blush] I don't know why you said all of those nice things about me, you're the one who did all of the real work around here.

    Congrats on a story well done! :D
  11. Gina Jedi Master

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    Beautiful ending, Arriss!


    ?Sakoya Jade, will you do me the honor of becoming my wife, my soulmate for all eternity??

    *sniff* That's so sweet. I liked Obi-Wan's nervousness. It's refreshing to see the in-control Jedi Master at a loss for words for a change. :p


    I have to admit I had a lump in my throat when I read Padmé's scene, as well as the part about Yoda's death.


    I truly enjoyed this story and am sorry to see it end. A tremendous job from a very talented storyteller!!!
  12. Arriss Jedi Master

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    Sorry I?m so late in replying. :( My bad.


    PLJ

    Don?t be so modest, my dear. :) You were quite instrumental in getting me squared away and tell this tale, as it should have been. You were invaluable and I just wanted you to know it!!!

    Thank you for your support, it?s meant a lot to me. :)

    Gina

    Thank you so much! I?m glad you enjoyed it. I really wanted the ending to be special and I think (or at least I like to think) I achieved that. All those who read this story made me want to do my best, and that?s what I strove for. :D

    I liked Obi-Wan's nervousness. It's refreshing to see the in-control Jedi Master at a loss for words for a change.

    Heehee, it goes to show that not everyone can be cool, calm, and collected in every situation. ;)

    I have to admit I had a lump in my throat when I read Padmé's scene, as well as the part about Yoda's death.

    <psssttt ? so did I> Padmé?s return to Coruscant was significant and the memories she held were bound to surface. I?m just glad it turned out as well as it did.


    Thank you for your kind words. [face_blush] It?s great to hear when people enjoy your work. It?s what my writing is all about. :)
  13. Arriss Jedi Master

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    For those interested, I have another story in mind but haven?t had the time to work on it ? I hope that changes soon.

    I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. :) :)

    Oh, and the Winter Fan Fic Awards have begun their nominations. I hope everyone casts their votes. Good luck to all the authors out there. :)
  14. Arriss Jedi Master

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    Only a few more days to cast your votes for the Winter FanFic Awards. Winter Awards

  15. Jedi_Johnson Jedi Master

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    Arriss, I just found your fic today. After a marathon of reading, all I can say is wow. This was an incredible saga. I don't think I can put into words how much I enjoyed reading your fic.
  16. anakin_girl Jedi Knight

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  17. Arriss Jedi Master

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    Jedi_Johnson

    Hey. :) Welcome. :D I?m glad you found my story and have enjoyed it. One advantage is that you didn?t have to wait for the updates like everyone else did. 8-} ;)

    And thank you for the wonderful comments. I appreciate them very much. :)

    a_g

    Hey chickie! :D Thanks for the UP, my friend. :D
  18. Arriss Jedi Master

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    don't mind me, I'm just goofing around
  19. The_Jesstar Jedi Master

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    Just thought I'd say HI!! As you know Arriss, I am determined to get more posts than Cat, so this helps me along the way! :D
  20. Cat_Orange Jedi Knight

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    *coughcough*

    Thanks Jess but i've got 1001 posts, not including this one.

    *grin*

    Planning anymore stories Arriss?
  21. Arriss Jedi Master

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    Heehee [face_laugh] You 2 crack me up!!


    As a matter of fact, I am working on a new story that centers around Obi-Wan, Sakoya, and Mara. [face_devil]

    Not sure when I'll be done but I am working on it. [face_mischief]

    I'll let you know when I'm ready to post it. :D
  22. C3SoloP0 Jedi Padawan

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    *moving along the story*

    oof......I love it! :) not done yet though ;)
  23. anakin_girl Jedi Knight

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  24. Arriss Jedi Master

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    I have been remiss lately and I apologize. It appears Alliance has made it into the finals of the Winter Awards for Best AU. :D

    This is an honor for me and I?m very thankful for the nominations I received. [face_blush] :)

    I have no idea how it?ll all come out in the end but I?d like to say thank you very much for the support everyone has given me. It really does mean alot. :) :)


    Solo

    Glad you?re still reading, hon. Take your time and just enjoy it. :D

    a_g

    Heehee, love HP!! Thanks so much for the ?magical? UP, darlin? :D
  25. Jaina_and_Jag Jedi Master

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    I had started this about a month ago and I had a few more chapters to read and I've finally finished. I was definitaly not disappointed!!! :D I really loved the way you wrote all of the characters but expecially Obi-Wan because he was always so against the love and marriage but then for him to experience it... you just wrote it so well. [face_love] I also really loved Sakoya Jade. [face_love] She was as strong and independent as I thought the mother of Mara Jade would be and I just can't describe how much I loved the way she was written. :)
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