Echoes of the Past (NJO, Jaina/Jag, post DW) - Love Letter Challenge Entry 02/24/04

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  1. TKeira_Lea Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks to the support of its marvelous fans, namely Wraith Squadron, Echoes of the Past has made it to the voting rounds in the Summer 2003 Fan Fiction Awards in the following categories.

    Best Action, Best Drama, [face_love] Best Romance [face_love], Best Post-Saga Story - In Progress, Best Novel, Most Accurate Interpretation of an Ensemble Cast, and Best Interpretation of a Canon Character for both Jaina Solo and Jagged Fel.

    Following up on the nominations, Echoes of the Past won in the following categories: Best Action, Best Romance, Best Post-Saga Story - In Progress, Best Novel, and Best Interpretation of an Ensemble Cast! I hope your read lives up to the awards...

    A brief summary follows, possibly tempting you to read further...

    A story that follows the lives of Jaina and Jag after the events of Destiny's Way. Jaina must find the strength to finish her duty as the Sword of the Jedi. Along the way, the Force lends her the strength from some very unusual allies, including her long dead grandmother - Padme Skywalker. Jaina discovers the long forgotten planet of Naboo, where the ultimate showdown for the future of the galaxy takes place. Never far from her side, Jag Fel learns the true meaning of love and sacrifice as the two lovers make a final stand.


    I have been writing my own stories for years now. A few months ago I found the fanfics and realized I was not the only one that enjoyed doing so. I have had so much fun reading everyone's stories that I finally got the nerve to post a story I have been working on for the last couple of months. I hope you like it.

    I think Jaina Solo is one of the great female characters written. She is a warrior, a pilot and a Jedi. She has endless depths of compassion, but she is also flawed.

    Just some business: All things Star Wars belong to the master, George Lucas. The use of his universe in this story is simply for my enjoyment and the pleasure of the readers. I tried to stay true to the NJO story and the characters contained in there.

    Also no need to put links up because there is at least one post on every page, so good reading if you are just coming in. If you are daunted by the volume of posts, I am willing to email the chapters in Word format of those already posted. PM me if you would prefer that method.

    EDIT: The one post a page goes to the wind only a couple times when Wraith Squadron sneaks across the thread on a secret mission. What ever that may be Wraith Leader never tells me, except we know mayhem always ensues! I am in the process of editing those sections to provide quick links to the next page with a post. If you see Lomin Ale, McLando's nuggets and crazy ewoks running around and counting down, skip ahead to number 1. If you are interested in hanging out with the famed Wraiths, they can be found usually at the Lomin Cantina but watch out for Explosion Girl and TKL's Kick-boxing Bodyguard and wet Danni noodles. ;)

    Handmaidens abound as well, specifically my trusty betas Hoya94, JainaJag00 and Zara_Rose, who this fic would not be possible without. [face_love]


    ECHOES OF THE PAST
    CHAPTER 1

    Twelve clawcraft in perfect formation skimmed across the unusually calm waters of the Mon Calamari ocean. Through the mist blown off the clawcraft on their approach could be seen a similarly executed formation of E-wings following. As both sets of fighters approached the base hanger, they slowed speed and slipped efficiently into the bay, each settling softly to the ground in text book fashion.

    Jag Fel sped through the power down procedure for his clawcraft. He was eager to get his squadron settled into their newly assigned post on Mon Calamari, eager to get a shower, to eat a hot meal and lay in his own bed. Even so, he was more eag
  2. TheBiggerFish Force Ghost

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    Very nice start. It's lovely to see Jag smiling and laughing. Isn't he just lovely all around though? [face_love]

    I'll be interested to see where this goes. :D Keep it up.
  3. Zena_Antilles Jedi Knight

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    I really liked that, Tkeira_Lea! I am looking forward to seeing where this is going to. :)
  4. JainaJag00 Jedi Master

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    wonderful start! im glad they'res another jj story around here. i look fwd to reading more!
  5. rogue11lovesjag Jedi Master

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    Wow!! This looks really good! I can't wait for more!

    btw...I loved the hot date/pillow remark. It cracked me up!

    ~Rogue
  6. TKeira_Lea Jedi Grand Master

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    Wow. I can't believe all the response so far. It took me two months to get the courage to post a reply on anyone's fanfic, even though I love most all of them. Then it took me two more months to get the courage to start posting my story. I kept telling my husband, I am going to post today. But I could never get myself to push that button.

    All your support means alot. Especially since I have seen your names posting in some great stories. Jaina/Jag stories of course. My favs are Father & Sons (Mira and the Admiral are my heroes) and Revelation (I am a big JPS fan as well).

    TheBiggerFish: First reply. :D Thank you. Thank you. I think you replied within one hour. I about fell out of my chair. I told my husband I might get lucky with a reply by next week.

    Zena_Antilles: Glad you liked ;)

    JainaJag00: Thanks for the support. I would have been too terrified to ask someone to beta on my own. I had already read your two viggies b4 and loved them both. [face_love]

    Rogue11lovesjag: A pillow is the only friend for a fighter pilot in times of war, but we will try to fix that in my story. :eek: Well at least for J/J.

  7. SoraJade Jedi Knight

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    Oh another J/J story! Love it so far! Keep it UP!

    SJ
  8. JainaJag00 Jedi Master

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    thanx. glad u liked. ur welcome, and ur beta-ed post is now returned!
  9. jags_gurl Jedi Master

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    wonderful beginning! i can't wait to read more! :D
  10. Trickster_Jaina_Fel Jedi Grand Master

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    ?Sounds good to me. I need a hot shower. I have a hot date tonight,? Tanner replied with a grin.
    ?And who would that be with Major,? Jag asked as he passed under the E-wing heading out of the hanger bay.
    ?Her name is Pillow,?


    *snicker* oh that was good...

    well-written TL! looking forward to more! :)

    ~Trickster
  11. Mira_Terrik Jedi Master

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    Well, this story is sounding quite interesting I must say! Jag and Jaina on Mon Cal - perhaps we'll see some fun in the sun and our fave duo snorkling among the great cities of the deep!

    Okay, maybe not but I'm very interested to see where you are taking this! Great start, TKeira_Lea!

    I remember how nervous I was when I first posted INTERLUDE. I'd been reading here for months before I had the courage. If you need anything, don't hesitate to ask! I'd be happy to help! :D

    As for me and the Admiral being your heroes ... [face_blush] Better not tell us that too often - it might go to our heads! [face_laugh]

  12. Jedi_Liz Force Ghost

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    good start! I love Jaina/Jag stories!
  13. JainaJediQueen Jedi Master

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    Very nice start, now when do we get the next part?

    ~*~The Queen~*~
  14. TheBiggerFish Force Ghost

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    Well that's what happens when you live in the timezone I live in - you often get first replies to things. So I guess timezones aren't ALL the devil's doing. :p
  15. TKeira_Lea Jedi Grand Master

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    SoraJade & Jedi_Liz: Thank you :)

    JainaJag00: Thanks for the assist.

    jags_gurl & JainaJediQueen: Coming soon! Say the next 15 minutes.

    Trickster_Jaina_Fel: Oh for the love of a woman ... or a pillow.

    Mira_Terrik: TL falls off her seat when she saw you read her first post... Thanks for the support. I figured I have so much fun reading your stories that maybe just one person might enjoy mine too ;)

    TheBiggerFish: Hooray for timezones!

    While I have everyone's attention. Does anyone have a good idea how tall Jag really is? StarWars.com says Jaina is 5ft or so. Having trouble on Jag's height though. I always picture him about 6ft, but I want to be correct.

  16. JainaJag00 Jedi Master

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    ur very welcome. i think that would be abt right-- 6. ft. i dnt think theyres an official pg on jag so that seems abt right.
  17. TKeira_Lea Jedi Grand Master

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    Here goes...enjoy. :)

    Jaina Solo had learned to enjoy her time in the cockpit of her X-wing, traveling through hyperspace. The silence and solitude used to unnerve her. Now, it had become her peaceful haven from the ravages of war. Sometimes she would meditate or work on her Force skills. Other times she would work on plans and tactics for her squadron, new tricks to use against the Vong. Today though Jaina decided to relax and replay the message that had been forwarded to her while she was at Bespin.

    **********

    Dear Jaina,

    I heard about your success at the battle of Ebaq. I am thankful that you and your family made it through safely. It seems that you have again, in great Solo style, managed to take yourself right into the heart of the battle and achieve a great victory despite the odds.

    Clearing the Hydian Way with two new squadrons has kept me busy to say the least. We appear to have the Vong second-guessing their position in this sector. I hope that every small victory out here provides some measure of relief to the overall war effort.

    There is not a day that goes by that I do not think about you - holding you in my arms or our conference room encounters. The sooner the Vanguards clear this part of space, the sooner I can make it back to you and taste your sweet lips.

    Try to stay out of harm?s way for me. I know that is like asking a parched man to avoid the oasis in a desert, but I will ask it anyway. There is hope to reform your trouble seeking ways. You are only half Solo. I will see you in my dreams. Until we meet again.

    All My Love

    Jagged


    **********

    Jaina had not spoken to Jag since the battle of Ebaq. She barely had a chance to come to grips with how the battle had changed her when Twin Suns had been sent out on this escort mission. Her long seclusion in hyperspace had allowed her time to settle things in her mind. She had so many things to tell Jag. So many emotions to share with him.

    When she returned to Mon Calamari, Jaina would send a letter back to Jag explaining exactly how she felt about him. Until then she would have plenty of time to compose her swirling thoughts and emotions into a coherent form.

    I will see you in my dreams. Jaina smiled to herself as she thought of Jag?s arms folding around her, pulling her body close to his. She could almost feel the strength of his body next to hers?

    Jaina was jerked out of her reverie by alarms blaring in the cockpit. It took her but a moment to realize that Twin Suns Squadron was reverting into real space, although not at the proper location.

    Jaina scanned her tactical boards for the threats she knew instinctively would be there. Only one thing could have caused the whole squadron to drop out of hyperspace, and Jaina needed to find the threat and eliminate it quickly.

    ?Twin Suns, form up. Twelve skips incoming. Break by pairs. Flight leaders pick targets of opportunity. Wingmen keep your leader's tail free of unexpected company. You know the drill.?

    Eleven comm clicks confirmed her pilots were ready just as they entered the fray.

    ?Twin Suns Two on me. We have a Vong mine to vape.?

    Jaina rolled to port, skimming between two sets of skip trios. She pushed down the throttle aiming for the dovin basal mine in the direction their attackers had come.

    The coralskipper trio that past to her starboard side swung around in pursuit.

    ?Two, skips coming round on intercept. Keep them off my tail long enough to clear this mine,? Jaina directed her wingman. Brance Wartrue was the least experienced of all her pilots, and she wanted to be sure he understood what she needed of him.

    ?Acknowledged, lead,? came his reply.

    Jaina sensed he was uncomfortable with the thought of being her flying shield, but he would do his job. It just takes time to get used to having plasma slag flying at you from all directions. He has good basic instincts. He?ll be fine, Jaina thought to herself.

    Jaina checked the status of her squadron on the tactical board and was pleased
  18. JainaJag00 Jedi Master

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    nice post. i know i read it already, but it was very good.
  19. jags_gurl Jedi Master

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    great post! Jag's letter was so cute! :D looking forward to more!
  20. Zena_Antilles Jedi Knight

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    That was great! I loved the letter to Jaina from Jagged and the battle sequence was really good!

    I have a feeling though that things are going to take a turn for the worse. :(

    Oh, and as for how tall Jag is: I remember reading somewhere that Soontir was 6ft and Jag was about 5'10. Don't know if that's true or not, but it sounds good to me. :)

    Great post!
  21. SoraJade Jedi Knight

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    Oh! This is getting good! MORE MORE!

    SJ
  22. Trickster_Jaina_Fel Jedi Grand Master

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    Try to stay out of harm?s way for me. I now that is like asking a parched man to avoid the oasis in a desert, but I will ask it anyway. There is hope to reform your trouble seeking ways. You are only half Solo.

    *doubles over laughing* jaina? out of harm's way? THAT'LL BE THE DAY! [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh]

    great post!

    ~Trickster
  23. rogue11lovesjag Jedi Master

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    Wow!!! Great post!! I loved Jag's letter to Jaina. It really sounded like something he would write.

    ~Rogue
  24. LadyMairead Jedi Master

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    This looks great so far, TKeira! You seem to understand the nuances of Jag's character quite well. I'm very interested to see where this goes!

    Jag, would you like to know the status of the Rogues or Wraiths before you go.?

    Jag turned back to face him.

    ?No sir. Thank you for offering though.?


    [face_laugh] That was a great line! :)
  25. Master_Jaina1011 Force Ghost

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    T_L: great story you have here. great start and i liek hwo you write!
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