Beyond An Invitation to Stay. L/M, New post: Dec. 16!

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  1. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Title: An Invitation to Stay

    Author: Jade eyes

    Genre: Humor, mush

    Disclaimer: Borrowing for fun.

    Characters: L/M, Callista, just briefly LOL

    ~~~~~~

    "You seem happy to see me," Mara observed when she came to Luke's Academy.

    "I always am."

    Mara had to admit she enjoyed Luke's company also, and that she missed him actually when they were apart. "It doesn't happen often, but it does happen."

    He laughed.

    **

    When Callista asked if Mara were dating Lando, Mara had no trouble denying this.

    "I had heard you were interested in Luke." Callista said.

    "Who? Me?" Mara tried to laugh, but it wasn't all that convincing, even to herself.

    "He talks about you all the time, and even though I must admit I'm crazy about him, he seems to be distracted and comparing me to someone else most of the time; I thought it might be you."

    "You can't be serious!!!"

    **

    But it gave Mara something to think about.

    Callista watched Luke and Mara as they talked over dinner, the way his eyes drank in her figure sweetly outlined in her flightsuit, and the way Mara's green eyes sparkled with mirth as they bantered.

    Callista sighed. She couldn't access the Force still, and Luke and she were going nowhere.

    When she left that evening for parts unknown, Luke hardly noticed.

    He and Mara were strolling by a river and he was thinking how beautiful she was. He blurted this out in his inimitably charming fashion.

    "I don't know why I never told you that before. But you're the most beautiful woman I've ever seen, and the bravest, and strongest. What you've overcome, I really admire you a lot."

    Mara blushed.

    She had always managed to shrug off compliments, but Luke was so sincere.

    She had to admit at least to herself that he was the kindest, most giving person she'd ever known or would ever know.

    ***

    Luke thought, "I could never get anywhere with a lady like Mara. She'd never go for a guy like me."

    This reminded him of something Han had said long ago, and he grinned.

    We all know how that turned out, he thought, and decided to chance it.

    "I'd like it if you stayed."


    "To train?" Mara frowned.

    Luke flushed. "I'd like that, you are gifted - but I would never force you to do that if you didn't want to. I just thought that was the only way I could keep you around."

    Mara frowned. "I don't have to be on a definite mission of one kind or another for about 4 weeks. I guess I could hang around ... help out with sparring demonstrations, at least."

    Luke grinned.

    "Don't get any fancy ideas." Mara warned.

    Luke just chuckled. No one could make him laugh or tingle all over like Mara.

    +++++

    TBC? :D

    AN: Mara having a month to give Luke inspired by "Shattered ties." @};- :happy:
    Last edited by Jade_eyes, Dec 16, 2012
  2. Hazel Force Ghost

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    Yes, TBC definitely :D
    [:D]
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  3. Lady_Misty Force Ghost

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  4. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic Manager

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    Aw! Yes to the tbc!
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  5. lukemaraben Jedi Master

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    Never can have too much Luke/Mara mush! [face_love] Yay, for it being tbc!!!
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  6. DaenaBenjen42 Force Ghost

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    [face_love]

    (...and you didn't tag yer story again for the index. Please fix that, dearest Jade_eyes. ;) )
  7. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

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    TBC of course. Luke Mara Mush written by you is always sweet
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  8. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Daena Thanks for stopping by and as for the tagging thingy - the mods and I are in communication about the issue. It's totally weird; hopefully a near-future upgrade to my OS etc. will help that facet. :confused: I'm getting Windows #7 along with IE #9.

    And as for the TBC - [face_dancing] so it will be. :D
  9. ginchy Force Ghost

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    hahaahahahaa I love that he barely noticed when Callie left! ;)
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  10. smash128 Jedi Master

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    A very nice and sweet Luke and Mara fic. I like it.
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  11. Jedi_Lover Force Ghost

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    Ha! The chrono is ticking Luke! Very nice. I love L/M mush![:D]
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  12. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Luke liked to go for a morning run first thing in the morning. He wanted Mara to join him, but he'd heard she wasn't a morning person. So he sent around a cup of caf and a blooming pink flower to rouse her up out of bed. Then he showed up 30 minutes later to give the caf time to settle ;) and open those lovely jade eyes of hers ...

    Mara enjoyed these runs with Luke; he looked fine in his jogging outfit. That well-toned butt and those firm pecs ...

    But she insisted this was in no way constituting a date.

    She wasn't bowled over or won over, yet.

    A seven-day had already passed.

    ++++

    [face_laugh] 21 days left. Oops.

    Authorly note: [face_batting] I missed the fic-gift sign up deadline :eek: So I wanted to give L/M 3 memorable off the chain dates.

    So convo me with 3 things you know he or she would do or would like done. Any or all will show up in a post. :D

    The date can be a breakfast, a lunch, a dinner, or ... afterwards LOL

    :)

    @};-
  13. Jedi_Lover Force Ghost

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    I would like to see them cliff dive into a lake and Mara loses her top. Ha!
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  14. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic Manager

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    I want to see the above thing, and the aftermath. Hehehehehe!
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  15. lukemaraben Jedi Master

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    ^ I third that :D.
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  16. serendipityaey Force Ghost

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    I love the way they just get to each other [face_love] meant to be, and I love the way you write it :)
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  17. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

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    Yup that and more mush
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  18. Hazel Force Ghost

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    I fourth the above :D

    Nice visuals you've got going here=P~
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  19. smash128 Jedi Master

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    I'm also in agreement of what Jedi_Lover said. It could be hilarious and embarrassing depending on how Mara takes the situation. Nice little update.
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  20. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Mara thought she was unobserved. She took a backflip into a lake and her bathing top slid off. Her red-gold tresses flowed around her shoulders and clung to her breasts. Unbeknownst to her, though, Luke was nearby, mesmerized by the vision she presented.

    He cloaked his presence from her notice, so she wouldn't know he had seen.

    But later that night, he dreamt of her, of kissing those shoulders, stroking the hair from her bosom and cupping them in reverent hands ...

    Han liked women with shapely legs.

    Luke liked the whole package: those green eyes, that sunset hair, the way her hips and the rest of her figure filled out whatever Mara was wearing.

    He also loved her voice -- the way it was silky but husky at the same time.

    **

    If Mara noticed how Luke's eyes drank her in a little more greedily the next morning, she said nothing about it.

    ****

    Luke was glad he had asked her to stay. Their friendship was getting more comfortable, their conversations not as fraught with undertones of needing to tread warily.

    Their banter flowed easily between them, and Mara was becoming less defensive, not so quick to infer: What did you mean by that?

    ***

    When it came time for her to leave, it was something understood between them that she would make time to come by and spend time without "strings or pressure" on the training front. They would simply work on growing closer.

    **

    Thus, it was that they became in love, became indispensable to one another.

    Their I love you was spoken in the subtlety of a tone, the warmth of a held gaze.

    On the last night together, it was spoken aloud after a kiss which was long and which each had initiated at the same time.

    "Was that as good as Callista's?" Mara couldn't help asking. It wasn't like she was fishing. She was teasing.

    And he was serious. "The Force sings when you're near me, Mara, and just now, it glowed. Besides that, on a non-Force level, I feel at home with you."

    She smirked. "You're a big sap." But she knew he meant it, and it amazed her.

    She knew that he felt she deserved his esteem and desire and affection, and it was a great and wonderful discovery.

    ++++++
  21. Jedi_Lover Force Ghost

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    Okay I was having a ball reading this until Mara said, "Was that as good as Callista's?" Come on! Don't bring up the bodysnatcher. Yuck! Okay you just spoiled the mood for me Mara![face_not_talking] I am going to need to read some hot bootknocking to recover. I'm off to read The Taming of the Jedi. That'll cleanse the palate. ;)

    Nice update. I love Luke when he is a peeping tom. :p
    Last edited by Jedi_Lover, Dec 16, 2012
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  22. Demendora Jedi Grand Master

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    "Was that as good as Callista's?"
    You bet)))[face_love]:p
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  23. Hazel Force Ghost

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    This is all so sexy and i have doubt Luke had to take a moment to remember who Callista was. :p ;)
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  24. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic Manager

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    Mmm. Lucky Mara!
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  25. lukemaraben Jedi Master

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    Luke's always a sap...that's why they work so well together :p[face_love]
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