Monica Thank you. I?m really glad you enjoyed it. Obi-Wan and Sakoya make a great couple (ok, so I?m biased ). PadmÃ©?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. MissPadme Great ending to a very well-done, bittersweet tale. If only things had turned out where Anakin and PadmÃ© 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! 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. 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! Thank you for continuing to read and for your support ? I really appreciated it.