Beyond Dubious engagement--Jaina/Jag AU; *Complete*

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  1. aurrasingrules101 Jedi Master

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    *~September 2006 Story of the Month~*

    this plot bunny has been bouncing around in my head for weeks. i finally decided to let it loose, even though its probably stupid to think anyone will want to read it.

    disclaimer:i own nothing star wars. it all belongs to wonderful Mr. George Lucas.

    characters:Jaina, Jag, Luke, Jacen, Anakin(Solo), the Fel family, some OCs.
    genre:romance, angst
    summary: okay, i first want to say that i have absolutely nothing against han and leia. they are great characters, great parents, and this is no reflection on my opinion of their canon characteristics. they are only like this because of the main focus of the plot. this is quite au, and probably a little strange. it popped into my head when i was studying the french revolution, and the story of marie antoinette. it's influenced (but not at all based on or following the story of) her as well as the story of Consuelo Vanderbilt(sad, sad). but this story isn't really sad except at the very beginning, and the characters(except han and leia) are very much like they are in the canon universe. this is probably going to be the biggest story flop in history, but i have to get this out of my head, so here it is.


    THE SEQUEL TO DUBIOUS ENGAGEMENT CAN NOW BE FOUND HERE:

    Lies About Love.

    ~Aurra



    Chapter One

    Jaina sat by the window, looking at the amazing metropolis that was Coruscant. Speeders whizzed by at dizzying speeds, and Jaina slowly reached out with her Jedi senses, searching through the teaming masses of life. It was a good, exercise, her Uncle Luke told her. Life was the Force, and so to get a better understanding of the Force you must understand life itself. There were so many personalities, individuals, just within a few kilometers that Jaina couldn?t possibly number them all. She loved Coruscant.

    Her home was plush and extravagant, nothing less than what would be expected of the children of the Chief of State. Leia Organa Solo and Han Solo didn?t live with Jaina and her brothers though?that is, when they were actually on the planet. They had their own suite, several blocks closer to the Senate Hall. Her Uncle Luke had always been the primary caregiver in Jaina?s life, along with Winter and See-Threepio. She rarely spoke with her parents, and saw them even less. The only communication between the parents and their children was the occasional instructions or rules, or another wave of money.

    Luke Skywalker was a good uncle to Jaina. She loved him dearly, and knew that she was probably better off out of the limelight anyway. That still didn?t keep out the hurt sometimes. Sure, she got presents on holidays and her birthday, but she missed the perfect family unit portrayed in the holodramas.

    Not that Jacen and Anakin weren?t wonderful. She loved her brothers more than she could say. They all got along splendidly, and sometimes Jaina marveled that she was so selfish as to wish for more in her amazingly wonderful life.

    As she scanned the city with her mind, Jaina felt her uncle approaching. He was a Jedi Master of great power, and could be felt even in the abundant flow of life on Coruscant. She wasn?t surprised at all when a knock echoed off her door. ?Come in,? she said jovially. She knew before he ever stepped inside that something was wrong. ?What is it? What?s wrong?? she asked, concerned.

    He sighed deeply, looking more troubled than Jaina could ever remember seeing him in all her sixteen years. ?May I take a seat?? he asked, avoiding her questions.

    ?Of course,? she said, throwing a mess of clutter off a spare chair. Jaina?s room was covered in mechanical parts and snubfighter models. She had great aspirations to one day be a pilot. She had even gone so far as to try out for Rogue Squadron. She had not yet been informed as to whether or not she had made the cut.

    Luke began with a wearied sigh. ?I?m not sure how to tell you this. I want to start by saying
  2. FelsGoddess Game Host

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    ?The Chiss see marriages as a binding alliance, not a profession of love. If Han and Leia surrender their only daughter to the Chiss it demonstrates that they are putting complete faith in them,? Luke explained. :eek:

    Standing behind her was undoubtedly one of the handsomest men she had ever seen. He was tall and broad-shouldered, his attire unable to hide the sinewy muscularity about him. Ruggedly handsome, with features that were strong and would have been attractive to any female humanoid. His green eyes had depth and intelligence, compassion and tenderness. The scar running from his eyebrow up into his hairline gave him just the right touch of imperfection to make him seem real. It took a great deal of effort on Jaina?s part to keep her jaw from dropping. That's our Jag![face_love]

    It was 0600. She moaned. Who in their right mind was up at this time of morning? I completely agree.

    This is an very interesting idea. I look forward to more.
  3. MirandaFair Force Ghost

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    ?That?s wonderful! But?how does that affect me??

    Luke looked unhappier by each second that passed. ?You are the deal, Jaina.?


    :eek:

    Whoa. Intriguing - leaves me wanting more. A very different take on the Solo family. Enjoyed your characterization of Luke and Jaina. Her relationship with her brothers was nicely done. Loved how Jace, Anakin and Luke are ready to come to her rescue. Can totally see that happening.

    You have beautiful descriptions. You really made me feel for Jaina as she was arriving at Csilla.

    Please include me in you have a PM list. :) Wonderful start! =D=
  4. aurrasingrules101 Jedi Master

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    [face_dancing] Yay! someone read my story! glad you both like. and anyone who wants to be PMed when i update just let me know here. Thanx!


  5. Lola64 Force Ghost

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    Oh aurra. I'm so loving this already.

    I think this is one of the most original AU stories about J/J here.

    It's marvelous.

    Having an arranged marriage is one thing but in the Chiss culture, it's really hard being one of the only human females.

    I wonder who is at her door. [face_thinking]

    I'm hoping it's Jag but you never know. It could be Wyn or the secretary. Wouldn't it be a hoot if the secretary was Shawnkyr?!?

    Great start. I'm looking forward to the rest.

    *raises hand for pm please on all updates*

  6. BigFatty Jedi Master

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    Yep, I'm hooked. :)

    Don't forget to send your story info off to Jaina_Jag_Index in a PM so we can add this to the database. :)
  7. JediFarfy Force Ghost

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    Oh, I'm SO in on this story! More soon I hope! :D

    JediFarfy
  8. aurrasingrules101 Jedi Master

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    Wow! three new posts in like, 2 minutes! thanks everybody. i guess i need to get to work on the next post.


    I think this is one of the most original AU stories about J/J here.

    It's marvelous.


    [face_blush] [:D]

    Oh, i've added those who specified to the PM list, too.
  9. WynssaStarflare Jedi Master

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    Ooo this looks really interesting. I can't wait to see more! Great job!
  10. cheersweetie27 Jedi Knight

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    This is great! Nice idea, aurrasingrules101. I think this story is going to get very interesting! Please update soon. :D
  11. zettazofia Jedi Knight

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    I'm really liking this so far, and I can't wait to see how it ends up.
    I'm kind of surprised that Jaina hasn't tried to stop the wedding in some way, or tried to come up with a way to keep the peace without sacrificing herself. Also surprised that Luke let Han and Leia do that to their kids, but it's an interesting idea so I'll go along with it. :)
    Can't wait to see where this ends up,
    Zetta
    Almost forgot- I'd love a PM too. :)
  12. stickster Jedi Knight

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    Ooh. I normally can't stand this kind of thing (AU stuff isn't really up my alley), but this story has me totally intrigued. This is such a fun concept...I can't wait to read more! Stick me on that PM list, please :)
  13. skywalker64089 Force Ghost

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    I'd definitely like to see what they make of the arrangement.

    Please add me to your pm list.

    S.
  14. princess_of_naboo Jedi Master

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    I'd like to be added to your PM list too.
  15. Rebel-at-Heart Jedi Knight

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    You have created an interesting Jaina here. A Jaina that is a little less independent, perhaps a little less confident of herself, a Jaina that hurts, and all because of the rejection of her parents. I think it is believable because of her upbringing and influence by Winter and Luke, who are both less flamboyant personalities than Han and Leia. She still has that streak of stubbornness and defiance that is part of her canon personality. This is believable for me, in this context. I am looking forward to watching how this goes. :cool:

    The scene with the reporter and Luke was a nice touch. Is Mara in this AU?

    She had toyed with the thought of wearing a pair of greasy mechanic overalls, but couldn?t bring herself to do it.
    The defiant personality sneaks through here. I like it. [face_devil] :D

    Read your bio, I really like your 4 favorite things.

    Please include me on your pm list for updates.
  16. aurrasingrules101 Jedi Master

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    Is Mara in this AU?

    haven't decided yet. what do the rest of you think?


    Read your bio, I really like your 4 favorite things.

    thank you!

    bout halfway through the next post. update soon!
  17. Jaina_and_Jag Force Ghost

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    This story is really awesome! :D :D It's really different from what most people write about and very interesting. You have me hating Han and Leia for forcing this to happen and hating Jag for being such an arse. lol.

    This is a truly intriguging story. I'll look forward to more. :D
  18. aurrasingrules101 Jedi Master

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    new post! not as long as the first, but still long. enjoy!







    Jag Fel stood in the doorway. His countenance was one of carefully controlled rage, and he emanated frustration like stink on a Tauntaun. Jaina gave him a falsely sweet smile. ?Colonel. What a pleasant surprise.?

    He scowled. ?I haven?t come all the way down here to play games, Jaina.? It was the first time he had called her by her name, and Jaina was slightly taken aback. ?Are you going to let me in?? So, no more Mister Nice Guy. That was fine with Jaina. It was time to take the gloves off. She moved aside so he could enter. The door slid shut behind him.

    When she turned around he was facing her. ?What do you want from me?? he asked simply.

    Jaina snorted derisively. Well, let?s just cut straight to the power cable. ?I didn?t ask for this, you know,? she said. ?I didn?t ask to leave my home and family and come live here. I was forced to. And I don?t think that I should have to go through all that and be palmed off to whoever?s convenient by the guy who?s taken all that from me.?

    His eyebrows shot up at her accusations. ?Do you think I want this any more than you do? Do you actually think I want to marry you? I haven?t any more choice in this than you do. And I think I?ve been a whole lot more courteous about the whole damned situation than you have.?

    Jaina folded her arms across her chest. Her first instinct was to tell him to just get out, but she managed to refrain. ?Really? Hmm, let?s see. First, you don?t even meet me when I arrive. Then, I was asked to dinner by your secretary. At dinner, you give me an itinerary as to what I?m supposed to do for the next few days. This morning, you barge into my apartment??

    ?Our apartment,? he interjected.

    ??at an unholy hour so you can unpack,? she finished, not skipping a beat. ?Oh, and then what happens? You?ve had your secretary keeping tabs on me to make sure I don?t do anything embarrassing. Am I right? I know I am. And you have the insolence to accuse me of being ?discourteous?.?

    He gave her a calculating look. ?What do you expect? You want me to act happy? Well, I?m not. You?re not the only one who?s had their life ripped out from underneath them, Miss Solo. I?m only doing as told.?

    ?That?s what you?re best at, isn?t it?? she snapped. ?Following orders. Keeping everyone in line. Well, I?m not as easily bossed around as you would wish. I may have to live the rest of my life with you, but I?m not going to live the rest of my life under you! As much as you would like, I?m not your subordinate, and I never will be!?

    A muscle in his jaw tightened noticeably. ?Again, I ask, what do you want of me?? he said with more control than he should have, under the circumstances.

    Jaina sighed, pondering the question. ?I want,? she said finally, ?for us both to be able to live our own lives. I don?t want to own you, and I certainly don?t want be owned by you. I want to be able to do what I want, without any interference from you or your family. I want to be your equal. I want respect. And I?ll give you respect in return.?

    Jag was quiet for a long while, holding her eyes. Jaina?s gaze didn?t flinch. Finally he said in a very cautious tone, ?I cannot vouch for anyone but myself; but I can promise you that I won?t tell you what to do. I can promise to give you the respect you deserve. But I can promise nothing else.?

    Jaina nodded solemnly. ?As long as we hold to that, I don?t think we?ll have much of a problem.?

    * * *

    He returned that night to escort her to his parent?s residence. The ride through the snow was completely silent. Jaina didn?t have anything else to say to him, and she guessed he was finished too. The atmosphere wasn?t hostile, at least. She supposed that was something.

    When the large house came into view Jaina breathed a sigh of wonder. It was tall and made
  19. zettazofia Jedi Knight

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    I think the last line of this part summarizes the chapter perfectly- she's in for a very long and uncomfortable ride until things get sorted out and she and Jag fall madly in love (or else;) ).
    Hurry with more! :)
    -Zetta
  20. stickster Jedi Knight

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    Whee post! :D

    Seriously, this is so much fun. I'm glad Syal is sympathetic - at least Jaina's not completely alone out there.

    And, wow, that's easily the most depressing wedding scene I have ever read :( Poor Jaina! And Jag, too, of course.

    ...OK, time for the next part.
  21. Jaina_and_Jag Force Ghost

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    Short and to the point... not exactly how I would have imagined Jaina's wedding... but I wouldn't have imagined her in this situation either... poor girl.
  22. MirandaFair Force Ghost

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    Wonderful update! =D= Really enjoyed seeing Jaina this way. Hoping both Jag and her will learn to get along better...and then who knows? Fall in love? lol [face_batting]

  23. aurrasingrules101 Jedi Master

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    wow. that took all of five minutes to get 4 new posts. you all must read really fast!


  24. zettazofia Jedi Knight

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    That's what happens when we find a fic we like.
    (If we suck up enough, can we get J/J mush faster?;)[face_batting])
    -Zetta
  25. Lola64 Force Ghost

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    Ok. They're married. Now get on to liking each other already.[face_laugh]

    I loved the update. So sad about the wedding being so blah. (sounds a little like mine:p)

    Hopefully they'll come to an understanding. Maybe even some kissing perhaps? [face_praying]

    We'll see where you take this aurra.
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