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  1. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Author Note: Drabbles and one shots have always been my bag so when I get overwhelmed by a lot of dangling participles (unworkable ideas), I figure it’s time to get back to basics. This thread will be Beyon-Legends as it is my wheelhouse, but don’t be surprised if some Saga creeps in. I was absent from the boards during the time of UDC VII. I am now going to officially attempt to complete it. So, without further ado…

    UDC 7

    Week 1

    Baby

    Six year old Lens Eli shadowed Master Tionne as she moved through the nursery of the Crèche. There were two infants in the nursery at the moment; one was Jensen Swardo and the other Pyl Nersh. Both were human babies and, as Lens was learning, both were pains in the hind quarters. Jensen was constantly screaming while Pyl would make this incessant whining noise which came in short bursts.

    Tionne stopped at Pyl’s crib, reaching in to touch his chest softly. His whining faded.

    “Lens, would you like rock Pyl for a while?” she asked.

    “Not really,” he said, firmly.


    Child

    Tionne smirked at his unabashed nature and handed him the infant. He made a fuss of taking the child, but she knew some time in the rocker would do just as much good for him as it would for Pyl. She watched as Lens turned and made his way to ‘The Sea’, a pale blue oceanic themed area designated for rocking. After he settled into the chair, she noticed Lens talking to the baby. Drawing nearer, she listened as he assured the youngling that everything was okay, that the rocking would not result in the drowning of the entire crew.


    Teenager

    “Come on, Master, you know I hate babies!” Lens stated in no uncertain terms.

    “Lower your voice, apprentice,” Zekk replied, sharply. “Whether you want to watch the children is not my concern. You will do it because I asked you to. I know you are not so self-involved as to miss the fact that these children are refugees and you are a messenger of hope and freedom.”

    Duely chastened, Lens came to attention. “Of course, Master. Where would you like me to create a make shift crèche?”

    “The covered fruit and vegetable market across the quadrant would be perfect, Lens.”


    Adult

    Cypress Eli ran into her father’s office and nearly knocked him out of his chair with the force of the hug she laid on him. Once he had a chance to extract the eleven year old whirlwind, he asked:

    “What is this? I haven’t seen this much excitement since you won the science exhibition last year.”

    “It’s Ghent, Daddy! He says he’ll take me as an apprentice for a probationary period to see if my skills have appropriate potential. Iimpressedhimandnowhewantstoknowmore. CanIgowithhimpleasepleaseplease?”

    She was speaking so fast he could barely follow.

    “Zakarisz Ghent? Where did you dig up that old fossil?”


    Elderly

    Lens Eli sat in a rocking chair holding a beautiful baby girl. His years as Creche Master were long over and he as thankful for it. The infant was his great granddaughter, Sophi. She was a peaceful baby unlike so many he had cared for over the years. He laughed at that and coughed a bit with the activity. Closing his eyes to match those of the child, he continued to rock.

    “We’re okay,” he whispered. “It’s a rocky sea, but we are safe. There is nothing to worry about…other than the giant monster eyeing us as his evening snack.”
     
  2. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    =D= [face_laugh] [face_laugh] A wonderful progression of Lens reluctantly, very reluctantly, taking care of the pesky crechelings to (awwww!) rocking his own great-grandling. Love the appearance of Cypress. :cool: And GHENT gets a mention!:D
     
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  3. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha: You're the best, Nyota! Thanks for being such a support and presence on the boards. I think Lens protests too much in a lot of areas of his life. :p Yes, you may see more of Cypress down the line. She's Lens' little slicer. More to come on that. [face_whistling] Ghent!

    Week 2
    There be a couple of REBELS here. :cool:

    Healthy

    When Zekk came to appraise his apprentice’s work, he was surprised to find five cobbled together cribs, with soft blanket liners and infants wiggling arms and legs in relative glee. Lens had also appropriated two standing fans to cool the children.

    “Excellent work, Lens,” he commended. “Even if you don’t like babies, you seem to be a natural with them.”

    “You can thank Master Tionne for that,” the boy replied. “Hours and hours of rocking the little wildebeests.”

    Zekk stroked his bare chin in thought. “I don’t recall such stringent requirements of crèche initiates.”

    “They were requirements for me, Master.”

    Injured

    “I don’t know why you’re limping, Lens,” Ben Skywalker said, incredulously. “Master Cilghal mended your broken ankle.”

    “Sympathy, my man!” Lens replied with gusto. “The females love to faun over the injured.”

    “But, you are not injured, Lens. I don’t think Master Solusar would think kindly of your fraudulent behavior.”

    “You’re being a bummer, Ben,” Lens said, disappointedly. “And using the wrong ideas. Stop it.”

    Ben shook his head. “So, you’re not being fraudulent?”

    “Sure, but it’s not like you to threaten me.”

    “Get off it, Lens,” Ben retorted.

    “That’s what the healer said, but I didn’t listen.”

    “You’re hopeless.”

    Sick

    Ezra Bridger lay in his bunk, under covers, flushed pink and moaning that his stomach hurt and his arms and legs ached and that his eyes were blinded by the brightness of the light.

    Given then the rest of the team, sans Chopper, were away on a mission, she had tried to comfort him. Her attempts were rebuffed, or, at the very least, not well received. At her wit’s end, the Twi’lek captain sent her temperamental droid into boy’s quarters with a manual thermometer.

    The droid returned minutes later chattering voraciously with a bent mandible and a proper temperature reading.

    Stressed

    Thought his face showed only sneering defiance, Agent Kallus could not deny the underlying dread in the wake of discovery and capture. He knew himself and he would hold out as long as he could. But, he had firsthand experience implementing Imperial interrogations. They would break him eventually and it would be painful. Perhaps, he could buy some time leading Thrawn on a mynock chase. But what would he be buying time for? A miracle? The Lasat and his motley crew to sweep in a save the day? Stranger things had happened in this war. He hoped it would continue.

    Frustrated

    As Kanan exited the ‘fresher, he felt, in the Force, and on his chest the hands of his Twi’Lek lover pressing him backward. She closed the door behind them and pressed herself more firmly against him, his back pressing into the counter housing the sink. He grimaced in pain as her lips met his. Her hands were on his hair tie, loosening it and running her fingers through it. She didn’t speak, but let her actions do the talking. Just as he gained his bearings enough to respond in kind, she extracted herself, regarded him seductively, and exited the room.
     
  4. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    "Healthy" - nice talk with Zekk ;) and "Injured" [face_laugh] - great pal banter.

    "Sick" Poor Ezra :* :* "Stressed" -- intriguing reflections from Kallus.

    "Frustrated" SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE and I'll bet Kanan's frustrated! And going huh? :D :)
    =D=
     
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  5. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The NSWFF Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Yay! More drabbles from you. [face_dancing] I'm so happy to see your muse continue to inspire you, and I can't wait to see where these go next. :D

    Week One: I loved seeing Lens come full circle. He really wasn't at all inclined to help with the younglings, but time was the best teacher for him. I loved seeing him interact with his daughter - and Ghent! The image of him peacefully rocking his granddaughter in the end was just beautiful. [face_love]

    Week Two: I loved seeing more of Lens here - in all of his cheeky, endearing glory. You gave us a great glance at Kallus' character, and I loved the fun Kanan/Hera tension! But Sick really took the cake for me. Force or no Force, I would put my money on Chopper anytime, just as Hera was wise to do! :p [face_mischief]

    These are great so far, brodie! Keep them coming. =D=
     
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  6. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha and @Mira_Jade: thank you both for following me on this drabblicious journey. You may see more :sabine::ezra: down the line. It seems to be a ship that giving me the itch. :D
    A/N: Time jumps around a bit here, but I hope you enjoy!

    Week 3

    Attraction

    Saying that there was more to Kanan Jarrus than met the eye was like saying there was more to The Ghost than its factory specifications. It was obvious. There was no escaping his penetrating brown eyes or the hint of sophistication in the way he wore his beard. So short. He could pretend to be rough and edgy, but his bearing told a different story. His articulation has a soft spoken reserve which belies more than a life of hardship. Like her ship, Hera could see that Kanan’s personal upgrades were in the form of disguises. This intrigued her greatly.

    Love

    Ezra Bridger never imagined that his Padawan fascination with his teammate, Sabine, would amount to more than a maze of hay bales on the Lothal prairie. And, for a long time, it didn’t. He was too young. She was too preoccupied. There was a war which complicate her already complex family dynamic. Love was something that would happen later, if ever. But, this did not keep him from pining for a woman always close, yet so far away. As he lounged in the Kanan’s co-pilot chair, he wished that Sabine would look at him the way Hera looked his Master.

    Commitment

    “Did you volunteer for this mission just so you could see me half naked again?” Sabine asked, from the pilot’s seat of The Phantom. Ezra’s eyes widened at the question though he remained silent, staring intently out the front viewport. She could not tell, in the blue glow of hyperspace, whether his face had colored. She was sure it had. He was older now, but he was still Ezra. Still good, though he had seen so much. Still earnest, when deception was the name of the game. Still wanting her when she could not fathom why. She would find out.

    Marriage

    There was a time in Hera’s life when marriage meant more than a commitment between two beings; when ceremony and tradition were as important as loving and cherishing one’s intended. Dreams of a dress and a chapel and a cake and being surrounded by family were not foolish, but they were also no longer relevant. She had chosen Rebellion and therefore put a target on her back. In a completely unexpected display, the Force had granted her love even in the trenches of a galaxy-wide war. She would marry Caleb even if they traded vows over The Ghost’s instrument panel.

    Anniversary

    The picture he had drawn was horrible. It was little better than stick figures infused with color and ragged trees surrounding them. He was apprehensive about giving it to her. She might not take it as he intended. She might not see that he was trying to share something of himself through her chosen method of expression. He hoped she would not be angry or think him weird or creepy. Maybe she wouldn’t remember given that a year had passed. Maybe she did and it would be okay. Their walk in the woods on Bois had wrecked him for sure.
     
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  7. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    Delicious and in-character use of these wonderful prompts. =D=

    Hera's attraction and conclusions about Kanan are totally accurate ;)
    I love Ezra's continued and undimmed feelings for Sabine. They start out as a teen kind of crush but stand the test of time and mature with shared struggles and triumphs. :)
     
  8. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha: Thank you for ever and ever and so on. ^:)^ I appreciate your support, especially in this REBELS phase. :sabine::zeb::ezra::kanan::hera: On with the show!

    Week 4


    Snow

    “Come down here, right now, Zeb,” Hera growled, frustration getting the better of her.

    “I’m not going anywhere until you kill it,” Zeb said, peering out from the inside edge of the cargo bay.

    “You want me to…kill it?” Hera replied, incredulously. “This thing? Right here?” She patted the head of the snow-man Ezra had hastily constructed earlier.

    “Whoa!” Zeb exclaimed, suddenly panicked. “Don’t touch it! You want to lose a limb?”

    “Which limb? This one?”

    Hera jammed her left hand into the snow man’s mouth.

    Zeb fainted, dropped to the deck, and rolled down the ramp into the snow.


    Sand

    “This should not be what I think it is,” Zeb said as he approached Ezra, sitting alone in the galley. His face showed the same amount of expression as the oatmeal in his bowl.

    “What do you think it is?” Ezra moaned as he took another bite.

    Zeb sat opposite his brother. “You look sick, Boy. I’m just hoping it’s actually some malady in your physical body rather than the other kind.”

    “Thanks for that, Zeb,” Ezra replied, dully. “You are a pillar of encouragement.”

    “It’s that bad, is it?” Zebb said, thoughtfully. “Plenty of sand in the desert, Kid.”


    Water – Legends tangent.

    “What are you doing?” Leia asked when she found Han examining the potted palm tree which sat in the window of their Coruscant apartment. He held a decanter of water in his left hand.

    “Watering the tree,” he replied, simply.

    “Why?” she asked, finding the scene strange.

    “It’s looking too yellow for my taste,” he said, touching a leaf and trailing his eyes along it back to the trunk.

    “Yellow?” she said, watching him in amazement. “Since when have you been so concerned with plants?”

    “Since I can’t stand to lose another life; Anakin, Jacen, or this kriffing house plant.”


    Heat

    "You look ridiculous," Sabine said, drolly, as he threw his voluminous heat-dried hair back and forth before the mirror.

    "Don't care what you think, Sabine," He retorted. "I'm experimenting."

    "This experiment is a tragic failure," she continued. "If Zeb sees you, he will be relentless."

    "I'm not worried," the apprentice replied, happily. "If anyone has taught me the value of expressing myself shamelessly, it's you."

    “I don’t think shamelessly is the word I used,” Sabine responded, peering over his shoulder and seeing a number flimsies displaying different hair styles. She also spied multiple hair products lined up on the counter.


    Clouds

    The small group of women, sitting casually in Mara’s living room, might well have been see at any Skywalker-Solo family function, so who better to be the founding members of EMOJI (Enigmatic Mothers of Jedi Initiates). Present were Mara Jade, Leia Organa Solo, Tionne, Mirax Horn, and Terris Carol Durron (though her daughter was but a toddler). Mara had toyed with other names for the group like MOMI (Mothers of Mischievous Initiates) and MOPS (Mothers of Petulant Scions) and MARY (Mothers Against Rabid Younglings). None of them nailed her intent. Some of the name evoked a negativity that didn’t work.
     
  9. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    Snow [face_rofl] Oh Zeb! [face_love]

    Sand -- ow, Ezra is sicker than ... ;) :eek:
    Water -- Han deserves a hug. [:D]

    Heat -- [face_dancing] Sweet.
    Clouds -- [face_rofl] [face_rofl] EMOJI definitely has a ring. [face_mischief]

    =D=
     
  10. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The NSWFF Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Attraction: Like her ship, Hera could see that Kanan’s personal upgrades were in the form of disguises. This intrigued her greatly.

    Oh! This one of my favourite Hera/Kanan lines yet! It really sums up her fascination with him perfectly. I can't tell you how much I adored this drabble. [face_love] And that was really topped off by Marriage! I love that Hera still wants traditional things like a wedding, no matter how unconventional her life is at the moment - even if that means trading vows over the ship counsel. In a way, that is a holy place for her. Just beautiful. [face_love]

    Then, you really did a great job of capturing the futility of Ezra's youthful crush on Sabine in Love with a few insightful words: He was too young. She was too preoccupied. But the image of him sitting in the cockpit and wishing that she'd look at him the way Hera looked at Kanan was just too sweet. And, of course, I like the idea of that crush sorta maybe turning into something down the line. Just lovely. [face_love]

    Then -

    I really enjoyed all of the Zeb and Ezra pieces, but it was Water that took the cake for me. This is one of my favourite drabbles from you ever; it struck such a cord in me that I had to go back and read it a few times for full effect. Just:

    Oh . . .oh. :( You did a great job of shedding Han's layers down to the companionate, friends and family oriented man he really is. No matter his cocky and sure exterior, everything he has lost has cut him deeply, and in his own way he's trying his best to cope and move on. And if that means saving a near-dead houseplant so that there's no more loss, then that's just what he's going to do. Simple and powerful writing here, brodie! =D==D=

    Clouds was a great way to bring the mood back after the impact of the last one and ending the set on a smile. I love the idea of all the wonderful ladies of the EU just gathering and being wonderful ladies together. The acronym comparison had me cracking up something fierce; I adored it! :p [face_laugh][face_love]


    Keep up the wonderful work! :D =D=[:D]
     
  11. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha and @Mira_Jade: Thank you both following me on this missed drabble journey. I had a lot of fun with Snow and Water was born out an idea I had of Han working with plants. I have really enjoyed working with Zeb and Ezra. They are the perfect brothers to share good-natured teasing and bonding. Especially when it comes to Ezra's feelings for Sabine.

    Now, back for a limited engagement: AU Drabbles! I hope your enjoy this set.


    Week 5

    Seek

    Imperial Ace Han Solo was tired of hearing about the new wunderkind who recently graduated from the Academy. Luke Starkiller. Of all the names one could bring to the Empire, it certainly seemed apropos of his apparent skill level. Solo had been keeping tabs on the kid's aptitude reports, and the amount of kills he'd managed to rack up on the simulators was enough to make Solo worry about his own favored status. The old adage about keeping your friends close and your enemies as your wing-man was truer now than ever before. It was time for Darklighter to go.

    Sneak

    Padme and Leia Skywalker had been on the run since the dawn of the Galactic Empire and the murder of her husband and son. Though she was at the core of the Rebellion, it had taken a lot of convincing for Mon Mothma and Bail Organa to allow the mother-daughter team into the field as spies. But, given their connection to the now all but extinct Jedi, they were tasked with finding and retrieving Obi-Wan Kenobi, the only surviving member of the Jedi Council. The best lead they had was that Kenobi and Yoda had fled to the Dagobah System.

    Steal

    Jyn Erso was a thief. She had always been a thief and, would likely, die with stolen property on her person. However, when the opportunity arose for her to receive an Imperial-sized payday for putting something back, she could hardly resist. All she was supposed to do was replace a holographic com device back into the travel bag of a certain travelling industrialist. If she completed the job,.she got paid. If she got dead, that was her problem. She had not been caught, but the holonet was kind enough to inform her that she had graduated from thief to murderer.


    Share

    “I don't know why you're being so stubborn,” Siri Tachi scolded, as her hand covered the hand already on the container before her.

    “The only stubborn being here is you, old lady,” said Obi-Wan Kenobi, stroking his beard, now more grey than bronze.

    “Old Lady, is it?” she protested, pulling the container toward her. “I'll have you know I am younger than you by...”

    “Yes? Go on.”

    “By as many years as milileters are left in this Blue Milk container.”

    “My Dear Siri, I believe the blue milk has gone to your grey head!”


    Sell

    Lando Calrissian had no plans to join the Rebellion. He did, however, have a major grudge against Han Solo and heaping serving of self interest. He did not want Vader to dismantle everything he had built at Bespin, nor did he want Chewbacca to strangle the life out him. He played his cards perfectly. As soon as he had gotten Leia and Luke to safety, he sent an encrypted message to Vader informing him of their whereabouts. Han was gone and Chewie soon would be. He liked the Wookie, but, in these times, business was about saving your own skin.
     
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  12. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    Seek & Sell - very plausible AUs
    Share ... [face_laugh]
    Sneak -- now that is awesomely begging to be expanded [face_batting]
    Steal -- wow! Definitely a different side of Jyn. [face_thinking]
     
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