Title: The Journal of Talon Tantiss Author: Jedi_Lover Timeframe: Around 32 ABY Characters: OC's Talon Tantiss, Mark, Jaden & Kira Tantiss. Also Luke & Mara Skywalker and their kids and the Solo’s. Genre: 2013 Diary Challenge. MAJOR AU Notes: This story is based on my previous fanfics Second To None, The Journal of Mark Tantiss, & the sequel Second To None—Sacrifices . Talon Tantiss is the son of Mark and Kira Tantiss. He is named after Mark’s good friend Talon Karrde. Entry 1: Today I worked as an extra for a Jedi recruiting Holo for my Uncle Luke. The Grand Master was the star of the show, but some of his young students were asked to stand in the background. The younger Jedi apprentices were in the front and the older trainees stood the in rear. I was in back with the eighteen to twenty-year-old students—all of us on the brink of knighthood. My older brother Jaden was there along with my cousins Ben, Jak, Owen and Hanna Skywalker. Anakin Solo was present but Jaina and Jacen had already been knighted and were off on a mission. Next to Anakin was Tahiri Veila. Those two are virtually attached at the hip…or some other parts of their bodies. I rarely see them apart. We also had Corran Horn’s children Valin and Jysella Horn. We had all grown up together so we are really good friends. We did the shoot and were dismissed, but then I was stopped by the director of the holofilm. He asked me my name and who my parents were. He gave me a really eerie look and then asked if he could take a couple headshots of me with his imager for a recruiting flyer. I didn’t see any harm in it, so I said okay and signed the waivers. Still, I kept getting a bad vibe from this guy. I just couldn’t pinpoint the source of my unease. He told me he planned to do a movie on the life and times of a Jedi and asked me if I kept a journal. I told him ‘no’. He suggested I do so. I assume he asked other Jedi also. I wouldn’t know why he would just ask me. I was never much of a writer, but I know my father kept a journal for years during the time of the New Republic and the skirmishes against the Empire. We have a treaty with the Imperial Remnant now, but during the early years of the New Republic there was some fierce fighting. This director should ask my father for his journal. I don’t know what secrets are in it, but my father is pretty boring and totally whipped by my mother, so I doubt there is anything scandalous there. I decided it might not be a bad idea to keep a journal. Maybe when I am old and retired I will have the story of my life published. Entry 2. Nothing happened exciting today. Got up, got into my uniform, went to lightsaber practice, meditation lessons, history instruction and then off to classes in the standard student curriculum seen in local school…basically, reading, writing, arithmetic, science, galactic history and foreign languages. Gods my life is boring. Entry 3. Stang! Oh kriff! The bantha poodoo hit the fan today. That director who took the head shots of me sold my image to some sleemo holonet show! The headline is: Is this boy the lovechild of Luke Skywalker!? Oh man, my mother, father, Uncle Luke and Aunt Mara are hot under the collar. They tried to get the images of me pulled but I signed a waiver. They are going through legal steps to try to quell the rumors, but that is going to take some time. I’m not the son of Luke Skywalker! I guess, if I ever do publish my journal, I should give a little back story as to who I am and who my real father is. My name is Talon Tantiss. I am the son of Mark Tantiss and Kira Starkos. My father was discovered deep within a fortress of Mount Tantiss on the planet Wayland. He is a clone. His DNA came from Luke Skywalker’s severed hand, which he lost in a fight with his father Darth Vader on the Cloud City of Bespin. My father initially looked just like Uncle Luke, but he kept growing and getting bigger and muscular until he was as big as a Wookiee. My Aunt Mara believes he was intended to be an Imperial Sentinel for the Dark Jedi Joruus C’Baoth. They think my father was scheduled to be chemically lobotomized and muted in order to become an extension of the dark Jedi’s will. Unfortunately for C’baoth, my Aunt Mara did some impromptu heart surgery on him with her lightsaber. My father was found and basically raised by the Jedi. He is now a Jedi Master and has been Master to Luke’s son Ben for over eight years now. I have blond hair, blue eyes and don’t look anything like my father because he doesn’t want anybody to know he’s a clone. He grew a beard and has dyed his hair bright red and his irises green for decades. He tells people his is my Aunt Mara’s long lost brother. Who I do look like is Luke Skywalker. I am taller than Uncle Luke because I have my father’s height, but I look very much like Luke did when he was my age. Of course I actually look exactly like my Dad, but people don’t know that. I guess I could understand why somebody might think I’m Uncle Luke’s son. This is such a mess!