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Saga In Name Only (H/L-AU Post-ANH) - Updated 7/19/07 - Demons in the Nighttime

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction- Before, Saga, and Beyond' started by LadyPadme, Feb 13, 2005.

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  1. TheSheryl

    TheSheryl Jedi Youngling star 1

    Feb 21, 2004
    Hi LP,

    I continue to check this board every couple of days, hoping to see an updated post. I hope you are doing well!
  2. Starlight-Pixiedust

    Starlight-Pixiedust Jedi Youngling star 1

    Mar 16, 2004
    So glad to see you're updating again, LP!
  3. Jaina_and_Jag

    Jaina_and_Jag Jedi Master star 5

    Apr 19, 2003
    Loving this story! :D Definitely an interesting turn with the miscarriage and seeming after-effects. Can't wait for more.
  4. Solo_Fan

    Solo_Fan Jedi Padawan star 4

    Feb 3, 2003
    The writing is still fabulous, but just as I figured, the pregnancy was a short-lived plot device. In that regard, I'm highly disappointed.
  5. dm1

    dm1 Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 9, 2004
    Solo_Fan, let's see where LP takes this. It's not an easy thing to "use" a miscarriage as a "plot device," so I'm sure LP has her reasons. I'm upset the baby didn't make it, too, but I'll wait to see how this goes.

    In any case, let's hope she updates this soon, so we know where it's going.
  6. chloe2102

    chloe2102 Jedi Youngling

    Jul 25, 2006
    [face_praying] Will we be seeing a new post soon?

    NETTYTHEPRINCESS Jedi Youngling star 1

    Nov 9, 2002
    Hello ((echo)) (((echo))) anyone around?

    I hope everthing in the "real" world is going well... maybe after the busy holidays we'll see a postie?

    Happy Holidays!! [:D]

  8. Jaded_Rose

    Jaded_Rose Jedi Youngling star 3

    Nov 15, 2006
    Where have all the posties gone? :_| . I just get caught up, and they stop! Best of luck with DRL's Sithly attacks! And if you have a PM list, could you add me?


    By the way, I read ILAW, Jade Prophecy, etc, and loved them! I eagerly await continuation on this fic
  9. HerHighness33

    HerHighness33 Jedi Youngling star 2

    Sep 11, 2004
    Up! Hope you're doing well, LP! I'm looking forward to another post!!
  10. TheSheryl

    TheSheryl Jedi Youngling star 1

    Feb 21, 2004
    Dear Santa Claus,

    Please disregard my previous letter asking for a pony. I'm actually allergic to horses. And also that request I had for the new Nintendo system - I've changed my mind, that gift is not important anymore. I'll even give up my Chirstmas wish for World Peace. Just please oh please oh please! Can I get an update to this post sometime before the new year? I love this story and want to know what happens!

    Thank you,

  11. dm1

    dm1 Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 9, 2004
    LP, how's DRL these days? I'd love to see where this story goes soon, if you can.
  12. Pairx2

    Pairx2 Jedi Youngling star 1

    Dec 18, 2003
    Upping this! Missing this! :(

  13. Silent_Jedi

    Silent_Jedi Jedi Youngling star 1

    Sep 2, 2001
    ok, reg'd in '01
    last post in '03

    haven't been on boards since the great DantSolo days!

    delurking to show much love to LP and this great story!

    Keep up the good work.

    ...also, about that PM post on chapter 25ish?...

    "I'm in your board, uppin' your thread"

  14. TheSheryl

    TheSheryl Jedi Youngling star 1

    Feb 21, 2004
    Of course, I don't want to encourage spamming. I know how much moderators hate it. I just wanted to post/nudge LP. I am anxious for your next post! I check every day!

    Take care, LP!
  15. maramijade

    maramijade Jedi Padawan star 4

    Feb 17, 2000
    just caught up. . .

    ouch numbness. . . totally not good. ..
  16. Falcon

    Falcon Chosen One star 10

    Feb 7, 2002
    Just to keep the story from getting locked so up we go :D

    Hope to see a new post soon :)
  17. Grl_Solo

    Grl_Solo Jedi Youngling

    Jun 2, 2005

  18. RainSaber

    RainSaber Jedi Youngling

    Jun 15, 2006
    Do you realize that Han and Leia have been stuck in a tiny room, eating hospital food for close to eight months now?!

    LP, if you don't get them out of there soon, I hate to think what they'll do to you when they wake up.

    So.... post?
    Pretty please? [face_batting]

    Dai Stiho! [face_peace]
  19. dm1

    dm1 Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 9, 2004
    Hi, LP! I hope all is well with you, please keep this story going when you can.
  20. DarthGIR

    DarthGIR Jedi Youngling

    Apr 9, 2007
    Coming out of longtime unregistered lurkerdom to tell you what a great story this is. I hope the muse comes back and real life allows you to finish it.
  21. maramijade

    maramijade Jedi Padawan star 4

    Feb 17, 2000
    still around :D

    Kinda sorta, DRL hasn't killed me totally :D

    hope you are surviving as well
  22. owphoenix

    owphoenix Jedi Youngling star 2

    Sep 7, 2003
    Just stumbled upon this one again today. I hope you are able to post again soon.
  23. Grl_Solo

    Grl_Solo Jedi Youngling

    Jun 2, 2005
    lack of posts makes us sad, but we hope you're doing ok....
  24. LadyPadme

    LadyPadme Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Sep 26, 2002
    Sighs...yes, I know it's been a long, long time. My muse is just not cooperating too much over this fic. I'll keep on trying to prod her. I can't promise anything regular at this point, but at least I have one new post to offer. Thanks to all those faithful readers who have still been checking the thread. You guys are the best [:D]


    It was almost a month before Leia was discharged from the infirmary. Physically, she had regained much of her former strength and weight, but mentally, she was still dazed. She walked as though she wasn?t sure of where to place her feet on the ground. And there was a distance in her eyes that was unsettling. She seemed to answer questions properly, knew where she was and why she had been hospitalized, but all her responses seemed just a trifle too slow and forced, as though she had been drugged.

    Han brought her back to their cottage, insisting on using a hoverchair as he escorted her through the Palace compound. Several passersby turned to stare at her as they made their way past courtyard after courtyard, but Leia barely seemed to notice. She greeted well-wishers dully, as though it took too much energy for her to simulate any sort of gratitude for their concern.

    It was nearing noontime when they entered their cottage, and Han carried her off the hoverchair, settling her down on a sofa.

    ?Just rest,? Han said. ?I?ll whip up some lunch.? In truth, Han had prepared a complicated meal the day before in preparation for Leia?s return, a meal filled with Leia?s favorite Alderaanian foods, anything that might tempt her appetite or coax some sort of response from her, even though Han had very little real hope that Leia would even care.

    Leia did not look very enthusiastic when the food was placed before her, but she wasn?t nearly as dazed as she had appeared. ?You must have gone through a lot of trouble to make that ploverbird,? she remarked as Han dished out the delicacy for her. ?Thanks.?

    ?Don?t thank me until you?ve tasted it,? Han said. ?I?ve never made it before, so I have no idea how it?s turned out.?

    ?I?m sure it?s fine,? Leia said. She tried to smile but it came out forced and weak, and lasted only a fleeting moment before the indifference returned to her eyes. Dutifully, she ate a few forkfuls of food before she nodded. ?Mmm?quite good.? The smile touched her lips but not her eyes, and vanished swiftly. She ate every mouthful placed in front of her without another comment, and then when her plate was clean, she looked up at Han. ?You haven?t eaten anything.?

    ?I?ll eat later,? Han said, dismissively. ?You want to go for a walk or rest??

    ?I?d like to rest,? Leia said. She rose from her chair and then looked about the apartment with a bewildered gaze, as though she was seeing it for the first time.

    ?Bedroom,? Han murmured, pointing Leia to the door.

    Leia nodded, crossed the room and then headed into the bedroom shutting the door behind her.

    Still in the livingroom, Han stood looking at the closed door and felt despair clamping about his heart like steel manacles.

    For the first few days after she came home, it seemed Leia did little more than eat and sleep. Han, though not a patient man by nature, was as understanding and helpful as he could be. Guilt and self-hatred gnawed at him like acid; he had made her this way, he had hurt her. Only now, that he had nearly lost her did he understand just how much she meant to him. She was the love of his life, and if he owed her a lifetime of penance and patient, humble understanding, he was going to give it to her.

    The days weren?t so bad; the days were even mildly pleasant. The weather was balmy and temperate and there were fragrant tropical breezes that fluttered in through the open windows of the cottage. Native birds cawed and sang outside and there was a pleasant rustle from the leaves of the Byrini palms. In the daytime, Leia was able to rest, able to keep morbid, haunting thoughts at bay. Visitors came in the dayti
  25. Bri_Windstar

    Bri_Windstar Jedi Master star 4

    May 27, 2002
    Two for two! :eek: :eek: :eek:

    So just here to snag the first post. :p Going back to read the new post and shall return with feedback! :D

    You're totally my favorite person today. [:D]\

    Edit: Back! Though I'd forgotten that I hadn't actually left feedback upon posting. [face_blush]

    Upon the initial reaction to the miscarriage and guilt afterwards, I remembered other long and painful separations and got worried. But the ending with her asking him to stay.... [face_love] I know it's not going to be easy, that it's still going to be hard to overcome the loss she's facing, but I hope this time she'll allow Han to heal with her.

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