Fair enough. People got different interpretations of the book. And with the red hair, it was more that the SW EU was really bad with every major female character having "beautiful red-gold hair" (Mara Jade, Tenel Ka, Isolder's wife whatever her name was, Daala, Shira Brie, and a bunch more). It got quite ridiculous like it was more common to have red-gold hair in a GFFA than blonde or brown. How do we know her name is Val? I would prefer she dies but after her and Han break up. If she lives, then we're going to get an EU book where Han runs into her while he's separated from Leia and gets back together with her I bet.