Beyond Bearing the Chosen - L/M - Romance/Angst - Complete April 03, 2006 - Author Thanks July 30, 2006

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  1. RedGold Force Ghost

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    Nov 29, 2004
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    Title: Bearing the Chosen
    Author(s): RedGold
    Timeframe: Not long after the Jedi Academy Trilogy
    Characters: Mara, Luke, and a little of everyone else.
    Genre: AU, Drama, Angst, Romance
    Keywords: Luke, Mara, romance, angst, drama
    Summary: When Mara discovers she is pregnant, though there is no possible way it could have happened. She has to bear the burden of raising a Chosen One, but learns she doesn't have to do it alone.

    NOTE: The prologue was used as my response to the Mara Challenge in the Mara Discussion thread here.



    Prologue

    Spending several hours in hyperspace usually leaves a pilot slightly more than tired. For a Jedi Master pilot, it left him just plain tired.

    Luke had spent the last two hours just laying fully clothed on his bed in his Coruscant apartment, sleeping. He really didn?t want to use the Force to refresh himself unless he really needed to. Sleep worked, who was he to knock it?

    There was a pounding on the door that he hoped was a dream, but turned out to be exactly what it was. With a stretch of his limbs he stood and made his way across his apartment. Very few people knew he was on planet at the moment, and the woman he felt on the other side of the door wasn?t one of them.

    ?Mara?? Luke said after the door slid open. Before him stood the red-head, slightly dishevelled, not exactly looking like herself.

    ?We need to talk,? and with that she brushed past him into his living area.

    ?You okay?? he shut the door and followed after her, trying to get a read on her emotions and only finding slightly ordered chaos.

    ?No,? she turned on him, furry blazing in her eyes, ?I am not okay!?

    ?Woah,? he held up his hands in defence, then gestured to the sofa, ?why don?t you sit down and tell me what?s wrong.?

    ?Everything, apparently,? she gritted out and then flopped down on the sofa, her head falling into her hands.

    Luke slowly approached the woman, sitting across from her in a lightly padded chair. He hadn?t seen the former Imp for almost five months now since she left the Academy to work with the Smuggler?s Alliance more. While he hadn?t been keeping track, surely he would have heard if something horrible had happened.

    ?Mara,? he said quietly, trying to peak under her hands to meet her eyes, ?why don?t you tell me what?s wrong.?

    She let out a sardonic laugh, ?You mean other than the fact that I?m going to be as swollen as a hutt in a month or two.?

    ?As swollen as a hutt?? Luke tried to wrap that image around his brain.

    Mara?s head snapped up and she glared at him, but just as quickly started to chew her lip. ?Luke??

    After a long moment of silence he prodded her forward, ?Mara, you want to tell me something, that is abundantly clear, so why don?t you just tell me??

    ?I?m pregnant,? she blurted and her eyes went wide.

    Luke blinked? then blinked again. Mara was pregnant? ?You?re pregnant??

    ?Yes,? she said, flustered.

    ?Pregnant?? his mind was still registering the word.

    Mara made a squeak of annoyance. ?My fertile field has been ploughed and seeded, how much more obvious do I have to make it!?

    ?Sorry,? Luke shook his head, ?I was just shocked, I guess.?

    ?How do you think I felt when the med droid told me?? she snapped.

    Briefly Luke wondered if the med droid was still functioning. ?Of course, this is a rather momentous time for you.?

    ?No kidding,? she rolled her eyes.

    ?It will change your life,? he almost said automatically, too many thoughts racing through his mind. Who was the father? Was she going to keep it? Would it be Force sensitive? How would that change Mara?s outlook on the Jedi?

    ?You know you make for such stimulating conversation,? she said dryly.

    ?Sorry,? he apologized again. ?It?s a surprise. I thought you weren?t one for children.?

    She had a sudden intake of breath and Luke kicked himself. He hadn?t heard of Mara dating
  2. Courtney_Solo Force Ghost

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    May 23, 2005
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    [face_laugh] REDGOLD!

    That was great! Is there more? PLEASE let there be more!

    That's so funny, I gotta go b4 I die of laughter!

    ~CS
  3. VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus

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    Great challenge! And a masterpiece in response! :D
  4. academygrad88 Force Ghost

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    Apr 6, 2004
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    "Luke, you've got some explaining to do!!"

    LOL

    AG88
  5. Thrawn McEwok Co-Author: Essential Guide to Warfare

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    RG: :eek: [face_laugh] =D=

    It turns out that Lando is Anakin Skywalker's real father? o_O [face_thinking] :p

    - The Imperial Ewok
  6. Jadie Jedi Master

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    Jan 9, 2005
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    [face_laugh]

    That was great! Poor Mara! Looks like "the Force" has been doing somethings it's not supposed to do... :D
  7. oldjedinurse Jedi Master

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    Great idea, RedGold! Well done! =D= =D= =D=

    I'd love to see if you have a way of resolving this...even if it isn't part of the challenge!

    oldj

  8. JadeLotus Force Ghost

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    Mar 27, 2005
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    Very interesting premise. I'm intrigued to see how this one works out. I'd never thought i'd use Mara and immaculate conception in the same thought ;)

    Great job RedGold. Please let me know when you're posting the rest!
  9. Jedi Trace SouthEast RSA

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    ACK!!

    Well, now, there's a fine howdy-do for ya. :eek:

    This looks great! I can't wait to read the rest, Red! :D




  10. LVB Force Ghost

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    Feb 23, 2005
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    Oh man, that was golden. I could just imagine the look on Luke's face! Another Force-induced immaculate conception!

    Ooh, ooh, put me down for notification when you continue this. It's already shaping up to be quite a ride! [face_dancing]
  11. ginchy Force Ghost

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    May 25, 2005
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    Poor Mara. If I were pregnant by Luke, I'd like to remember the experience so I could recall it often. ;)

    Looks like a great beginning for a story. Please continue soon!
  12. aurrasingrules101 Jedi Master

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    Apr 13, 2003
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    this is a great storyline! please PM me when you post the continuation.
  13. Jedi-2B Force Ghost

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    It's a good thing you told us that this was the beginning for a longer story. I'd hate to be left hanging after a bombshell like that!

    Looking forward to the rest. And yes, I'd like a PM when it continues.
  14. kayladie97 Force Ghost

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    Jun 6, 2003
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    Oh, I don't care if you didn't meet the requirements of the challenge! This looks very intriguing!

    So, either Luke and Mara had sex and somehow forgot about it (as IF!), or this is the Force at work, or some evil bad Sithly guy is looking for a new Apprentice and he drugged Mara and impregnated her with Luke's 'stuff' and then he's gonna try to kidnap the kid when it's born...

    Hey, it could happen!! :p

    I can't wait to see what you do with this! :D
  15. Gabri_Jade VIP

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  16. AzulSaber Jedi Knight

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    Whoa! What a shocking plot twist! :eek:

    This was great, please add me to your PM list for this longer story you're going to make out of it!

    I can't wait for more! Great job! =D=
  17. FelsGoddess Game Host

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    Luke, what did you do?

    Great job.
  18. Lady_Jade Jedi Master

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    May 22, 2004
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    :eek: talk about a major plot twist!!!


    Add me to the PM list pretty please. This looks great! :)
  19. RedGold Force Ghost

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    Courtney - That was great! Is there more? PLEASE let there be more!
    Yes, there is more! It might be up sooner then I thought. [face_thinking]

    VaderLVR64 - Great challenge! And a masterpiece in response!
    Awww... thanks! :)

    AG88 - "Luke, you've got some explaining to do!!"
    Indeed he does... [face_devil]

    Ewok - It turns out that Lando is Anakin Skywalker's real father?
    You hurt my head... again! :oops:

    Jadie - That was great! Poor Mara! Looks like "the Force" has been doing somethings it's not supposed to do...
    Doesn't it always? ;)

    oldjedinurse - I'd love to see if you have a way of resolving this...even if it isn't part of the challenge!

    JadeLotus - Very interesting premise. I'm intrigued to see how this one works out. I'd never thought i'd use Mara and immaculate conception in the same thought
    Yeah, well... I have to be different... hehehe [face_devil]

    Trace - Well, now, there's a fine howdy-do for ya.
    the Force... aka the writer, me... is sssssooooooo evil!
    heheheh

    LVB - Oh man, that was golden. I could just imagine the look on Luke's face! Another Force-induced immaculate conception!
    Poor Luke... he might die of shock before she blasts him!

    ginchy - Poor Mara. If I were pregnant by Luke, I'd like to remember the experience so I could recall it often.
    I think that is true of most of us... ;)

    aurrasingrules101 - this is a great storyline!
    Thanks! I hope it works out!

    Jedi-2B - It's a good thing you told us that this was the beginning for a longer story. I'd hate to be left hanging after a bombshell like that!
    Well, you know I'm evil! [face_devil]
    But would I be that evil? [face_thinking]

    kayladie97 - Oh, I don't care if you didn't meet the requirements of the challenge! This looks very intriguing!
    Sweet! I'm off the hook!

    So, either Luke and Mara had sex and somehow forgot about it (as IF!), or this is the Force at work, or some evil bad Sithly guy is looking for a new Apprentice and he drugged Mara and impregnated her with Luke's 'stuff' and then he's gonna try to kidnap the kid when it's born...
    Hey, could happen! ;)

    Gabri - Very interesting.
    Thanks! :)

    AzulSaber - Whoa! What a shocking plot twist!
    Thank you, thank you... *bows* ;)

    FelsGoddess - Luke, what did you do?
    Indeed... inquiring minds want to know!

    Lady Jade - talk about a major plot twist!!!
    It only gets better! Thanks!
  20. ZaraValinor Force Ghost

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    It's the next Chosen One prophecy. Except this baby actually has a father, but doesn't have a father. Freakin' Hilarious.
  21. KELIA Manager Emeritus

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    :eek: :eek:

    What a plot twist!

    Looking forward to more

    =D= =D= =D= =D=
  22. MirandaFair Jedi Master

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    Jun 13, 2005
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    GEEZ!!!! Woah!!!


    RedGold
    , you've done it again! You're not known as the Queen of All Things Cliffie for no reason. =D=

    I knew right here we were in for a ride.

    Who was the father?



    Include me in the list! *walks away - stunned* 8-}
  23. BigFatty Jedi Master

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    Mar 9, 2005
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    Oooo... *rubs hands together in anticipation* this is going to be good. :D. I'm loving this challenge. Send me a PM when you get the story rolling?
  24. TheCrazyRodian Force Ghost

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    Mar 3, 2004
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    You're KIDDING. HAH! What a 'fic!
  25. RebelMom Jedi Grand Master

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    I think Luke is as shocked as Mara.

    Put me on the list when you start.
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