Title: Our Love Still Shines Like Gold by Jade_eyes who is borrowing for fun; don't own a thing. The title is based off of a song by Kenny G and it is a beautiful one. Characters: L/M. AN: Inspired by Bri's Die Another Day for one thing, among several. Her eyes still sparkle like gems of green, and his penchant for hot chocolate is as strong as ever. They share ripple baths quite frequently. Ben still arrives at their door saying: "Hello! We're here!" His wife, Aurianna, teases him about that. Ben got in the habit a long time ago, never knowing how he'll encounter his folks ... or what they'll be in the middle of. She grins and winks. **** "You're still so amazingly beautiful." Luke comments. "And you're still a hopeless sap." Mara rejoins, loving it -- very secretly to everyone but him. "I mean that, inside and out." He continues, kissing aline from her throat up to her ear where he nibbles lightly. They are ensconced in a form-fitting double-seat. The great-grandkids are coming for dinner along with all the rest of the large, extended family. "I'm so glad you didn't just leave that day long ago to go Darth-hunting. You could have just left a note and gone and I'd have been none the wiser until it was too late." "I have more respect for you than that, and I wasn't about to complain at how you got me ... distracted." Mara replies warmly with happy remembering. Luke laughs. "I'll distract you that way anytime." Mara teases: "Don't make boasts you cannot deliver o, hot shot." Luke laughs. "How soon they forget. Why, only last night ..." Mara laughs and sighs. "Yes, your soldiers still got plenty of ammo." He kisses her firmly for that little bit of praise, and they then make their way to the cooking area to prepare dinner together rife with more banter and intermingled kisses. They are a living testament to love which is irridescent and eternal, for all who are blessed to know them. +++++ Squee!