How wise you are kataja!!!! Your points are excellent. I love grandparents L/M stories so much LOL and they've worked so hard I always felt it was their just due to be surrounded by grandlings they could -- buy puppies for And chase each other still! even in their supposed dotage I can read character death in a greatly plotted fanfic if it makes sense and doesn't feel like a travesty or out of character. I've read stunning fics where Luke dies heroically and even though it's sad as all get out it still fits his noble character, so i do believe that's what chapped me the most - besides the fact that Mara rocks LOL But hey, if they wanna do her backstory and in-between stuff, I'll not complain as long as Tyers & Zahn and Stackpole do it.