*first post on page 5* I agree with everyone else, Diane, you do descriptions brilliantly. And yes, I'm glad to see that Mace is alive. And yes, I'm actually beginning to like Anakin. Reading this having successfully (if temporarily) defeated Darth Homework. LIGHT WILL TRIUMPH! As for the Bantha of Real Life - keep your distance, or else... So many twists and sub-plots and hints - I believe I'd be 99% accurate if I said I haven't the faintest idea where this is going to end up. *runs away from rabid plot bunny* Atel, Anakin, Ben, Le'orath, Mace, Maul, Obi, Qui, Sidious... Where will they all end up??? ? Looks like everyone else got here first with the replies - awfully sorry, I didn't get over to the Saga forum at once when I got on because I privately couldn't believe that any author, no matter how good, could post three days running. Forgive me. Er - please? Well, got here eventually. And TWO new readers! Welcome, forever_jedi and Sheila. Nice to see new faces... Keep 'em coming! - JediNemesis / Nemesis / Nem PS Welcome Aunecah Skywalker too. Sorry I forgot you earlier - had to go back and edit.