Discussion in 'Fan Fiction- Before, Saga, and Beyond' started by PadmeLeiaJaina, Aug 5, 2002.
Ooh, Ooh, I'm ready for it!
Alright- I'll post it first thing tomorrow- get your hotdogs, coolers, sunglasses, and place your bets!
I'm bringing Dewback burgers, a sixpack of Jawa Ale, and I'm betting on the longshot.
Jaina awoke to the unpleasant chronobuzzer barking before dawn. She dressed and readied herself to prepare for the race. She walked out of her room, right into Marxx. He grinned at her.
?Let?s hope your investment pays off today M?lady.?
?Is there anything I can do to assure success?? She asked hands behind back, rocking back and forth softly on her feet.
He wiggled his eyebrows and leaned in towards her, ?What did you have in mind??
Jaina laughed, ?Oh I don?t know, engine tests, forms to fill out, things of that nature??
?I know one test you could assist with.? The look in his eyes spoke of ulterior motives.
Jaina looked up at him shocked, ?What???
He reached down and grabbed her hand and dragged her outside, ?Tell me what you think of my new paintjob??
Jaina looked over at his pod racer, which yesterday had been a dull gray with red insignias on it, now suddenly was gloriously green, it looked like a canopy of leaves. ?When in the Force did you have time to do this??
?I didn?t. I woke up and found it this way. I think Grandfather must have been awake all night and did it for me. Look at the name.?
Jaina tilted her head and looked at the side of the racer, ?The Nubian Dream. Well here?s to hoping the spirit of the people of Naboo will be with you today.?
The whole family helped with preparations for the race. Within an hour a Racees family convoy carted the pod off to the racetrack. Inside the prep hanger, odd visions flashed in Jaina?s mind. She saw little boy Anakin and Padme sitting atop a creature together, and a Jedi talking with Watto. Not sensing anything important about the images, she shoved the images aside and helped Marxx with the pre-race systems check on the ship. About a half an hour into prep a large buzz of activity caught everyone?s attention as a new arrival entered the hanger.
?Who?s that?? Jaina asked.
?Charzarck- he?s a Dug,? Marxx placed his hand over his neck in worry. ?He?ahh? has never lost a race here. He?s the dirtiest player in the book. Don?t let him near my pod- he?ll try and disable it somehow.?
?He?s never lost? Until today, right?? Jaina asked, working on Marxx?s confidence.
Marxx flashed a lopsided smile at his pit mate, ?Absolutely.? The two got to work testing the engines and fell into a nice quite routine.
Another large amount of noise erupted from within the hanger. Jaina craned her head from around the Pod and looked over to see six people, a wookie, and two droids walking her way. She strained her eyes, and once they moved out of the glare she looked expectantly at Marxx.
?Well you?re opponents should all the be in the fear of the Sith when they see where this bunch of people are headed.? Jaina waved and shouted out to the new arrivals. Marxx rolled out from under his pod, looked up at the party, and proceeded to lose all feeling in his body.
From across the hanger, Charzarck watched the newcomers with interest, wondering if they had heard of his amazing racing abilities and were here to wish him luck. He slammed a fist on the floor when he realized they were heading over to the pit area for that human Marxx Racees.
?Jedi Poodoo,? he cursed as he reached up and relieved an itch on his drooping blue face.
?Dad are you responsible for this?? Jaina asked, hands on her hips, head cocked.
?Don?t look at me, when you told your mother you were going to be at a Pod Race track, she decided you?d gone off the deep end. She was worried you quit the Rouge Squadron to become an outland racer. Right Chewie??
Chewie looked at him and growled back rather unconvincingly.
Leia scowled at her husband, ?I said no such thing. It WAS your father?s idea for this entire family outing.? Marxx stood up, desperately wiped the grease from his fingers. He twitched nervously behind Jaina, took a deep breath and tried to still himself.
?Sure Dad, you were worrying about me racing,? Jaina said knowing full well where his real worries laid. ?Alright everyone time for introductions. First thing, I?m not the racer of th
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The pod race was fun. Han is acting just like the protective father.
Looking forward to more.
"I'm betting everything on Charzarck..."
No, wait! Stop him! Flash your vents! Ahhhhh!!!!!!
"You knew... somehow you knew the man was going to win!"
"I lost everything..."
...Another great post, PLJ! Keep it up!
Hey, I can't find Chapter 10? <looks around> Are you hiding it somewhere?
Great job on the race!
Tisk tisk Scruffy- betting on Charzarck.
Patience Arriss, you must have patience.
Patience Arriss, you must have patience.
Sorry, unfamiliar term. Can't compute.
what I really enjoy about this is that you created an Original character for Jaina.
Great post, I see Han hasn't lost his... charm.
what I really enjoy about this is that you created an Original character for Jaina.
Not only that, but she is a nice blend of both Han and Leia's personality.
Great character development all around. I have no trouble picturing each one of them.
Jedi_Liz and Mr_Boba_Jango
Thank you! As mentioned I haven't read the NJO books- so I have no idea what is going on with Jaina, or her development in the books. The books I always loved were the young Jedi Academy series by Kevin J Anderson and I've worked on building Jaina from what I remember of those books.
I love the SW films because they richly develop the main characters and the relationships with the people they meet along in their life journeys. I'm glad to hear everyone is enjoying my twist on our beloved characters! Much more to come!
Up for those just coming home...
Jaina pressed at the buns at either side of her head, "Mom you've got to joking."
Leia glanced up at her with a mixture of amusement and surprise, "What? That is a very traditional Alderaanean hairstyle."
"Yes and Mom I'm sorry to say this, but Alderaan has been gone for many years. Perhaps certain customs of theirs should die along with them."
Leia chuckled at her daughter, "Oh fine. I never really liked wearing my hair that way anyway." Leia pulled out the buns and reworked her daughters hair aboard the Falcon. "I like you hair a bit longer."
"Yeah it's hot and gets in the way." Leia worked on her hair more and Jaina took over. She molded her hair into a crescent and wove silver ribbons throughout it. Leia looked at the style and thought it interesting, a little harsh maybe, but it accentuated Jaina's profile.
"Where did you find that hairstyle?"
Jaina slicked back a stray hair, "From Grandmother Padme."
Jaina studied herself again in the mirror. After the race the families all decided to go to a celebration dinner later that evening. Leia took Jaina begrudgingly away from the Racees and they shopped for a new dress. Even in the middle of this back world there existed a few stores with fine clothing. Jaina appraised her reflection. She selected the dress herself. The long royal blue dress decorated with silver sparkles had a square neck and sleeves that flowed at the elbows. Clasped at the nape of her neck the dress dropped down to reveal most of her bare back. The skirt flowed long with a gather that swept across the front of the dress into a bit of a bustle on the back, and there were 2 dramatic slits up each side.
"Dad is not going to like this," she said with a grin.
"No he's not," Leia said with a laugh. "I guarantee Marxx will." Jaina deeply blushed but didn?t comment. Leia placed a light shawl over her daughter's shoulders and they headed to the front of the ship. The men and Mara all sat around waiting for mother and daughter to arrive.
Han regarded his wife. Leia's hair was pulled back into a single long braid. Her dress red and simple hugged her womanly curves nicely. He then gazed at Jaina. He's used to seeing engine grease on her face, but makeup? Had he seen her in a room filled with dignitaries, he probably wouldn't have recognized her. She appeared to be much older than her 23 years, and resembled her mother when he first met her; gloriously feminine and regal.
"Well I am certainly honored to be escorting two of the most gorgeous women in the galaxy to dinner tonight." He said, giving them both his signature lopsided smile. Jaina smiled at her Dad. Jacen and Anakin both seemed to be at a loss for words. Luke and Mara both shook their heads.
They hired transportation to take them to the restaurant of the Racees choosing. Windwhispers sat in the wealthier section of Mos Espa. When Jaina's party arrived, the Racees were waiting for them. Marxx wore the same outfit from the night before. Tonight Jaina's dress matched his vest perfectly. Marxx walked up to her and helped her to remove her shawl. Jaina heard her father suck in his breath and grumble to Chewie. Leia cornered her distraught husband, and wheeled him over to the table, trying to distract him and calm his nerves.
"How could you let her wear that thing? She's practically naked!" Han said pointing at her backless dress.
"She is not naked! She picked that dress out herself. It's very flattering on her."
"Flattering? Flattering? I've known some of Jabba's slave dancers who were more covered than that. I can't believe my hard earned credits paid for that thing!"
Leia looked sideways at Han and raised an eyebrow, "You credits didn't buy it. Jaina bought it herself with her winnings from todays race."
Chewie barked something at Han and then gruffy laughed.
"Sure take her side, furball."
Oblivious to the turmoil at the table, Jaina smiled at Marxx as he offered her his arm.
The restaurant held them a table that overlooked Corsdune Canyon. The suns started to set filling the roo
I AM STILL ENJOYING THIS. THE TEACHER IN ME WANTS TO CORRECT THE FEW SPELLING ERRORS BUT THEY DO NOT NEGATE THE TALENT FOR WRITING THE STORY.
Feel free to PM me and point them out. I've had a few times where my system at home has accidentally changed some of the characters around in my posts. I tend to be so longwinded, I can't seem to see them .
You've got a nice descriptive style. Can't wait to see what happens at the Lars homestead.
Very nice dinner scene, I loved it!
Alright everyone- one more chapter before the weekend. Then you'll all have to wait until Monday
Jaina walked outdoors from the Racees home and looked up at the 3 moons. The night only slightly chilled her. She wondered how many times her Uncle Luke looked up at the same moons growing up. She then wondered where Padme?s journey would take her. Marxx gently reached out and laid his hands gingerly on Jaina?s shoulders. He then started to rub and massage her neck.
?You know, I should be the one doing that for you,? Jaina said. ?You did win a big race today after all.?
?Being near you is enough to sooth any aching muscles I may have. You look beautiful in the moonlight,? Marxx said.
?Thank you,? Jaina said. She turned around, slid her arms behind Marxx?s strong back, and looked up at him. ?I don?t generally see myself that way.?
?I don?t know,? she said, resting her cheek on his chest. ?I?ve always felt more like one of the guys than as a girl, I guess.?
?Well I?m certainly glad you?re NOT one of the guys,? Marxx said, smiling.
Jaina looked up at him and laughed, ?You know what, I am glad of that as well.?
Marxx reached down and gently caressed her cheek. He bent down and kissed her tenderly on the lips. Jaina closed her eyes, savoring the warmth of Marxx against her and the pleasure that the kiss started producing insider her. Sith lightning seemed to activate every nerve inside of her body. She gasped and the two sank into a deeper, delicious kiss. Jaina?s head swam. She snaked her arms up and around his shoulders, drawing him closer to her. Jaina?s knees weakened. Marxx sensed his consciousness blur, and he gently pulled apart from their kiss.
He looked at her and said in a husky voice, ?I think that counts as a proper congratulations kiss.?
Jaina responded by grabbing and pulling him down to her again for another kiss. She sank her fingers through his soft hair. Marxx started to loose touch with reality as he gave into the sensuous massaging of her fingers. He hugged her tight to him. Marxx reached down and picked her up and carried her into the house. He brought her into her bedroom and kicked the door controls shut with the Force. He sat her on her bed. Jaina reached up and undid her hairstyle, letting her hair fall in curls below he shoulders.
Marxx stroked his fingers through her hair, releasing the gentle fruity perfume of her shampoo. He stared deeply into her eyes and saw approval. Jaina reached up and yanked him crashing down on top of her on her bed. Hungrily they kissed each other. Jaina threw her head back and he kissed her exposed throat, gently exploring, feeling his way with his lips. Jaina?s breath came fast and furious. She closed her eyes as Marxx moved back up to her face and they kissed again, deeply, searching, tasting. Her fingers reached down and she blindly tugging at his vest. Marxx broke from their kiss, looked at her hand, grabbed it, then abruptly broke away and rolled over on the bed away from her.
?What, did I do something wrong?? Jaina asked breathing heavily.
?No,? Marxx said deeply. ?I did.?
?What do you mean.?
?I should never have let things get that far, I?m sorry,? he sat up and looked at her.
Jaina?s body screamed for more. ?I don?t understand,? she said sitting up.
?Gentlemen don?t treat ladies in this manner, I?m sorry.?
?Did it look or feel like I was objecting??
?No. Jaina?? he looked at her, clearly conflicted. ?I just can?t do that to you, we don?t know each other well enough. And I couldn?t dishonor you that way. I just?won?t, can?t. Besides, I think? no, I know your father would kill me.? He said with a sly grin forming on his face.
?Sure mention my father to kill the mood,? Jaina said as she flopped back onto the bed. Marxx laid down next to her and she rolled over, wrapping her arms around him. They snuggled together. Jaina absently still played with his vest, looking for an opening.
?The thing is, I?ve never really been serious about a woman before. I?ve had girlfriends, but I n
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That was a great kiss. *sigh* I like that Marcxx isn't going to push Jaina to the next level - the guy has honor. *sigh*
Monday is just fine for the next post. I can wait.