Beyond Lightswords of Fury: Special Edition L/M, H/L, Others | Ch 20 The Wedding Part 2/3 6/4/11

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  1. DarthJaded Jedi Grand Master

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    Sneaky, sneaky Mon Mothma. I don`t think Han is going to be happy having to dress up maybe he`ll call Mara for backup. ;)

    Now that has to be Gaeriel Captison, right? More Please.:D

    D. JadedO:) :-B
  2. JEDIFLYSWATTER Force Ghost

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    Oh I think we all know who this special person is. That Mon Mothma can be a very clever matchmaker when she wants to be. She really likes to try and set Luke up. Sometimes I think she can act like his mom and get into his personal life to much. Because she cares about him and does not want to see him lonely, but also uses him for political reasons. Sneaky.[face_mischief] Poor Mara is really going to be hurt seeing the Lady Gaeriel around Luke. Though she will not admit it. Have to love that Mara. Sometimes she is her own worst enemy! Thanks my friend for the post and can not wait for more.=D= @};-
  3. YodaKenobi VIP

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    ?A Delegation from Bakura will be arriving for a week long planetary conference. One of the members of this delegation is an important VIP and I was wondering if you?d be able to host the member for dinner one night.?
    Leia hesitated. If she agreed to host this delegate for dinner, that would be one more night that she would not be able to spend precious time alone with her family. Something inside her told her she had to accept or Mon Mothma would keep pressing her to host others.
    ?Okay, Mon, I?m sure Han won?t mind having a guest for dinner later this week.?
    ?Thank you Your Highness. I?ll send the information by messenger.? With that, Mon Mothma clicked off.


    Yeah, but who is it?... o_O [face_thinking]

    A mischievous grin came to Leia's face as she thought of the one person from Bakura that they were acquainted with.

    Luke was still engaged in reading more of the time consuming data disks when his communication unit beeped. He pressed the ?voice only? activation button and looked back at the monitor. He expected it was Leia checking in on him or perhaps it was Wedge again trying to persuade him to go out to eat for Lunch. But what he didn?t expect was a voice he hadn?t heard in a very long time, one which froze every rational thought in his head.
    ?Commander Skywalker??


    Ahh, Gaeriel I presume ;)

    Nice twist. I wonder what Mara will think if she's coming to Coruscant for a visit [face_mischief]

    Good post, Liz, looking forward to more :D
  4. Jedi_Liz Force Ghost

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    YodaKenobi - There'a reason Gaeriel's coming to Coruscant. Its not really for a visit as you will soon see.

    JEDIFLYSWATTER - Mara doesn't know Gaeriel very well, I am guessing. It depends on how much interaction she would have had with the citizens of Bakura.

    DarthJaded - Everyone is guessing right. Gaeriel is coming. As for Mon Mothma matchmaking, I think she learned her lesson when she approved of the Alderaanian council members trying to marry Leia off to Prince IsoLoser.

    jade_eyes - well, we'll see......


    jasa - Yes, very interesting.


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    I'm doing my best to work on chapter 4. My problem is trying to find the right words. And also trying to fit most of the previously written chapter 4's events into this newly rewritten chapter 4.
    Thank the FORCE for my beta reader! I'm going to try to finish the chapter by saturday and send it to her, but it will likely be a few days after that before I am able to post it. Currently, my goal is to post it by August 8th. Of course, that's only if my muse stays here and doesn't run away again. And it also depends on how much time my beta gets on the computer to DO the betaing.

    Thanks everyone for reading! Your replies are much appreciated!



  5. MirandaFair Force Ghost

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    Luke desperately should make time for his friends. Even Farmboys and Jedi Masters need a little down-low time. ;) I'm thrilled to learn that the delegation visitor is Gaerial. Add another plot twist! I wonder now that an old flame is coming back Luke will find time for her? LOL

    Wonderful update. The plot thickens... =D=
  6. Jedi_Liz Force Ghost

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    Miranda - Yes the plot thickens indeed. Will Luke make time for Gaeriel? Only chapter 4 can reveal this. ;)


    I am slowing getting chapter 4 written, as the whole chapter needs a slight rewrite overall. My beta reader will be having a little more time to help me out this week so I am still hoping to post by August 8th or 9th, but that's just an estimated date.

  7. Jedi_Kassandra Jedi Master

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    haha, Mara=angry; Luke=confused; Leia=exhausted; Twins=terror; this is awesome!

    Can't wait for more, could you please add me to the pm list?

    Thanx!

    ~Kass~
  8. Jedi Trace SouthEast RSA

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    Evil cliffie!! :_|

    It will be interesting to see if Luke makes time for the person on the other end of that comlink... [face_mischief]

    Wonderful chapter!


  9. Jedi_Liz Force Ghost

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    Jedi Kassandra ~ Welcome and Thanks!

    I've added you to the list.


    Jedi Trace ~ We shall see who the person is on the other end of the communicator and whether Luke makes time for...............


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    I'm actually going to try to write several chapters at once this week.....so that way I have a supply of chapters to post.....of course this all depends on length of the chapters & the changes suggested by my beta reader, but hopefully this MIGHT mean I can post regularly after awhile......we shall see.


    ~ Watching 'Best of She-Ra' DVD right now and in honor of that, giving this story an Honor of Grayskull UP! ~
  10. Jedi_Liz Force Ghost

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    author's UP.

    Still working hard on chapter 4 - when I talk to my beta reader later I'll see if she got a chance to read the whole chapter yet.....she may not get a chance to fully beta it for a few more days. And I'll try to work a little on chapter 5 as well, though that doesn't need a whole lot of work, but I am eliminating a whole scene that I deemed unncessary (so, if you read the story the first time you'll possibly notice, otherwise you probably won't.)

    won't get a chance to work on the chapters tomorrow, though, as I'll be at my sister's house with no access to my files. But I'll do my best to get the chapters written and beta-read ASAP. Can't rush them or they'll be poorly written.

  11. jackyyy17 Force Ghost

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    Great updates. I love Mara's intraction with Jaina.



    Can't wait for more.


    jacky
  12. TKeira_Lea Jedi Grand Master

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    Great updates - I know I missed two but wanted you to at least know I caught up before you post some more. I'm loving Mara in this.

    On a side note - can we fix the sidescroll?
  13. Jedi_Liz Force Ghost

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    jackyy - thanks! In this story, Jaina's modeled on my oldest niece, who has really LOVED
    me since she was 9 months old.......always wanted to be held by me
    and everything. Still loves me to this day as an almost 7 year old. :)
    She's my oldest little Jedi padawan.

    Tkeira_Lea - if you loved Mara so far in this, you'll LOVE her in chapter 4, I hope.


    As for the side scroll, I am not sure what to tell you -
    My screen resolution is 1152x864,
    so I don't notice anything.



    While chapter 4 IS with my beta, its going to need major
    work on a certain section, so the very *earliest* that I could post it
    is probably late next week.

    As soon as I return from my sister's house tomorrow, I'll get
    started on finishing chapter 5 and try to work
    on chapter 6 as well.

  14. cupid7 Force Ghost

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    Hmmm, Enemy Female from Bakura... Will this make Mara re-evaluate?

    ...what he didn?t expect was a voice he hadn?t heard in a very long time, one which froze every rational thought in his head.

    I can feel the angst building. But please fill me in. Was Luke traumatized by his last meeting with Gaerial?

    Looking forward to chapter 4!
  15. Jedi_Liz Force Ghost

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    cupid7 - no, but their departure was rather sad for Luke. And Luke wasn't expecting this voice. He was probably expecting Wedge again, or even Leia.

    Thanks for reading!

  16. Jedi_Liz Force Ghost

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    **bumpity**

    Where I am regarding the next chapters:


    Chapter 4 is with my beta and she thinks she'll have it done by Monday. Then I'll work through the kinks in that and hopefully it'll get posted by the end of the week (aiming for Friday)

    Chapter 5 - Sort of completed, but I need to send it to my beta. A LOT of the original chapter 5 has been eliminated. I decided I didn't need a lot of it for this REpost.

    Chapter 6 - starting on that, but as I am not sure how its going to be written this time compared to last time, its coming slowly.

    Chapter 7
    - Plans are to have it about the same length of the original story's chapter 7, with maybe a change here and there.


    As for chapter 8+.......not there yet.





  17. Master_Vicky Jedi Master

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    *gasps* I remember this! This was like one of the first fanfics I ever read. I'm so glad you decided to rewrite it. Now I get to find out what happens in the end. :D

    Add me to the pm list. ;)






    -Vicster
  18. Jedi_Liz Force Ghost

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    Vicster ~ you are on my PM list


    Chapter 4 has been returned and other than one scene that my beta is trying to help me write that I didn't have anything for, its nearly ready for posting! I hope to post it by Friday evening. Right now it looks to be a rather good sized post of about 10 pages. :D


    I'll post the updated PM list tomorrow night and remember, if anyone wishes to be added, please PM me OR post in a (chapter) reply that you want on the list. Right now there are 16 people on my list.

  19. Jedi_Liz Force Ghost

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    Chapter 4 - A Culinary Disaster


    Luke gasped. Could it possibly be?



    The voice repeated itself, ?Commander Skywalker??



    Luke had no idea how to react. He knew that voice. It couldn?t possibly be -


    ?Gaeriel?? His voice shook; He recalled her features. Her good-natured laugh. Her intoxicating smell.
    Her - He was getting carried away. When they had parted six years before, they had decided it wasn?t possible to be more than distant friends.


    ?Yes; its me, Luke.? She said softly.



    The memories came flooding back to him as if they had departed yesterday ? The possible future he had imagined years before as a father to children with mismatched eyes ? The sweet sensation of their first and only kiss ? The heartache he had felt when she had walked down the ramp of the Falcon and out of his life.



    Luke?s daydream broke when Gaeriel spoke again, ?Luke? Are you still there??


    He shook himself out of his reverie, ?Yes, I?m here, Gaeri.? ?So, what brings you to Coruscant??


    ?Boring political stuff. Probably not your area of interest.?


    ?You?re right. But I thought you weren?t interested in that envoy to the Alliance - well, the New Republic now - ?


    ?I?m substituting for a colleague of mine. His wife is due any day now with their first child and he didn?t want to be gone in case she gave birth this week. I agreed to come in his place.?


    ?Oh.? ?Gaeri, as long as you?re on planet, would you be interested in getting together? You know, for old time?s sake??


    On the other end, Gaeriel bit her lip. ?I wish I could, but I?m booked solid all week. There?s only one night that I don?t have to order dinner at my suite; I was invited to dinner at someone?s home.?


    There was silence on Luke?s end, and Gaeriel said, ?It?s possible I could stay an extra day if I wanted - Maybe we could get together at the end of the week??


    ?That would be fine, Gaeri.? Luke said, suddenly bashful.


    ?Well, I?d better get going, Luke. I?ve got a meeting. I?ll call you at the end of the week to talk about getting together, okay??


    ?Okay, bye Gaeri.?



    ?Bye, Luke.?







    When Han arrived at the section of the Imperial Palace where delegates and other visiting dignitaries stayed he had no idea what to expect. Leia had merely given him the number of the room where the delegate from Bakura was staying, and sent him on his way. Sometimes being Leia?s lackey was an adventure all in itself.


    The hallway seemed deserted. He knew that many of the visiting dignitaries were probably at dinner themselves, so he had better hurry. He pressed the button next to the door. He heard footsteps and when the door slid open his jaw dropped.


    ?General Solo?? An equally shocked Gaeriel Captison exclaimed.


    ?Its just Captain Solo now. You can just call me Han, though.?


    Gaeriel relaxed, ?Thanks, Han. I don?t mean to be rude, but did the New Republic councilor send you??


    Han chuckled, ?Actually, the councilor is my wife.?


    Gaeriel blushed, ?My apologies. I had no idea.?


    ?Its okay, Gaeriel. Its been overwhelming for all of us. So shall we go??



    He took her offered arm and led her back to the turbolift.


    ?Leia, I?m back.? Han called as he escorted Gaeriel into the moderately furnished apartment.


    Leia came down the hallway, followed by the crawling twins. They stared up at the visitor as their mother exclaimed, ?Gaeriel?!?


    Leia went forward to hug Gaeriel. ?Welcome to our humble home. Dinner should be served soon.?


    Han gestured Leia aside. In a low whisper, he said, ?I think we should invite Luke to dinner.?


    Leia grinned, ?I think we should, too. We shouldn?t let on that he?s my brother though.? ?Gaeriel, would you mind if I invited someone else to dine with us? Someone you met years ago during our truce??


    ?That would be fine with me.? Gaeriel answered, unaware that she was about to come face to face with Luke Skywalker once again.




    Luke was engrossed in
  20. jasa Jedi Knight

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    poor Luke, caught in the middle. Great chapter!
  21. DarthJaded Jedi Grand Master

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    That must have been incredibly uncomfortable. Really funny how Mara used that mind trick on Han. Can`t wait for more.

    D.JadedO:) :-B
  22. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Luke seems ... nostalgic about Gaeriel. Wonder if he really has resigned himself to just being friends, or is he curious about the possibility of pursuing something more? Or will some unknown event (to us readers) make him realize he's got the hots for Mara? :D
    Can't wait for the next chapter :)
  23. Jedi_Liz Force Ghost

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    I was trying to remember from reading 'Truce at Bakura'. The book was set directly after Return of the Jedi. Luke had just found out that the gorgeous princess he's known for about 4 years was his twin sister, so when he sees Gaeriel, of course he's infatuated. ;) And here it is years later and he's trying to remember her. ;)

    You'll see what happens come chapter 5.


    jasa ~ thanks for reading!


    darthjaded ~ yes it was very uncomfortable considering Mara *was* a trained assassin.
  24. Jedi_Kassandra Jedi Master

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    Sweet post! Poor Lukie. So, when's Mara gonna realize that she doesn't mind being given Luke's 'Heirloom' lightsaber?
    Thanks for the pm!

    ~Kass~
  25. JEDIFLYSWATTER Force Ghost

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    That Mara has moxy. Still she did not get her lighsaber. I would of pulled a Luke and retreated. Great job.@};-
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