Beyond ~ The reason I didn't update...~ finished on ff.n, part II started

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  1. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    I finally managed to catch up on all of it. Great stuff, too much to comment on. :D
  2. MsLanna Force Ghost

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    Darn, Alexis! If only I had know, I would have gotten stuck with them instead.:p

    She's so real, right, Vadey?;)

    One day, I will show you my ST alarm clock and you will understand the charm of being shouted out of sleep, Ceillean.[face_mischief] No, not X-Wings, he's an Imp, so there's probably TIEs on it. Or, if he still has the one Palps issued as Lifeday present to all the fleet officers once, the Emperor.:p

    Don't tell me, I know where you stumbled, Ale. That one was for you specially.:p And I guess it's only me, but I brush my teeth before breakfast because I can brush my teeth a long time before I'm ready to eat in the morning. *shrug*
    Yeah, Arn is paid to like me.[face_plain]

    Aw, moose, I like loooong comments. :p
    Glad to see DRL didn't swallow you.

    Sorry about the missed update. I have another hobby which gets into the way of fanfic ever so often. Maybe I should just scrap Star Wars. Who likes that kind of stuff anyway?:rolleyes:
    This is what I did. (FF Meet)

    On with the show....




    Seventeen


    Get your sorry ass out of bed and do something for the Empire!

    I opened my eyes, a mad grin on my face. Aye, sir.

    Go, go, go! This is not a pleasure cruise!

    My fave part by far. The triplet was as crispy military as they get. And the way he stressed the 'not' reminded me of Pellaeon's first lines in HttE. I'm in the army now.

    Move it!!

    Okay, you convinced me. I sat up, dangling my legs shortly over the side of my bunk. It was obviously made with somebody taller in mind. I wondered if those did bang their heads on the low ceiling then. Slotting the pad into the comp to update while I soniced and cleaned my teeth was almost routine, still the door rang sooner than I thought.

    I ran the comb through my hair approaching the door, and then ran into it almost headfirst. Right, there was some thinking still to do there. I stared at the door, as if it would help any. They did open of their own volition, I just didn't know how.

    Coincidence saved my day. The pad beeped its readiness at me and suddenly, I got the strangest idea. Carefully, I skidded the pad towards the door.
    It opened.

    Now that was a neat trick. It certainly got you where you needed to be and also made sure you didn't wander into places you didn't belong. Which would be very likely considering how similar everything here looked. But if the door didn't open, you didn't belong there. Nice one.

    The pad had come to a halt at the wheels of a service droid that held my breakfast. No dining out today, too bad. I took the tablet, picked up the pad and returned to my desk. Food in the morning. What was not to love about that? To my amazement, it was something completely different for the other breakfasts I had gotten.

    It seemed to be some kind of tea and a cake formed like - well it did resemble a boot.
    The tea was as strong as it smelled and taking a sip of it made me feel as if my eyes got squeezed out through me ears via my mouth. Highly interesting, but kinda enjoyable. Any tea that tasted like a kick in your face was worth something.

    The cake was white, very soft and over-the-top sweet. I bit into it, and my heart almost immediately stopped due to sugar-overkill. It was even worse that French or Spanish mass produced stuff. The nut-topping might have been a counterweight, but it was glued to the dough with so much sticky sweet stuff that it only compounded the overall sweetness.

    Grabbing the tea, I took a big swallow to down the indomitable mass but to no avail. The feeling of having my eyes squeezed out returned, only that now they had to pass through that cake-mass, too. Not good.

    When I had finally gotten the stick mass down my throat, I began to wonder what message Arn was trying to send me here. Something I have said must have gotten him wrong. I/>
  3. Ceillean Force Ghost

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    Aaaaaw, poor Mel! I feel so sorry for her. *sniffs*

    The tea was as strong as it smelled and taking a sip of it made me feel as if my eyes got squeezed out through me ears via my mouth.

    [face_laugh][face_laugh][face_laugh] What's there to say? I tried imagining eyes getting squeezed out through the ears via the mouth. [face_laugh]

    I bit into it, and my heart almost immediately stopped due to sugar-overkill. It was even worse that French or Spanish mass produced stuff. The nut-topping might have been a counterweight, but it was glued to the dough with so much sticky sweet stuff that it only compounded the overall sweetness. I poked the soft dough, almost gluing my finger to the topping.

    :D Sounds utterly delicious.

    He does look a lot better in his uniform than in a training jumpsuit.

    [face_shame_on_you] Arn looks good in either uniform or training jumpsuit. Better yet, next time make him train without a shirt. :p

    Great update! I enjoyed it as usual.
  4. Thrawn1786 Force Ghost

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    I love this story, it's hilarious! Please add me to the PM update list. :)
  5. VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus

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    Real? Well of course! :D

    Okay, let's see if I can finally post my reply! :p

    It is impossible to say how he changed from crisp Imperial officer to nice guy from next door in a moment. I must have looked rather desperate, because he managed perfectly. Putting his arm around my shoulder, he led me away. "It will all turn out right in the end. You will see."

    I just wished to believe him, but right then, I couldn't even lay my head on his shoulder and cry.


    I've had days like that. :p

    Great update. =D=
  6. Alexis_Wingstar Force Ghost

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    Aw [:D]

    Could Arn actually care? He isn't a droid, after all.
  7. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    [face_laugh] I laughed out loud at that bit. :D

    [:D] At least the shirt was returned. [:D]
  8. Corellian_Ale Manager Emeritus

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    "I'd like my shirt back one day," I informed him striding of with a confidence I was far from feeling.

    Geez, that was awfully Princess Leia of you...:p ;)


    Another great update, but I was sure you were going to choke on the cake and Arn would have had to given your mouth-to-mouth...:p
  9. Idrelle_Miocovani Force Ghost

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    I'm sorry I haven't replied in a while! I got behind! :(

    I just wished to believe him, but right then, I couldn't even lay my head on his shoulder and cry. It was much to bad for that. There were two rattan sticks behind my living room door that I just couldn't throw away because sinawalis were great fun. There were two degus on the other side of the door wondering why they were fed by my sister; two pillows on my bed, and one smelled of my boyfriend, two siblings wondering, two parents worrying -

    :(

    Missing home?

    "I'd like my shirt back one day," I informed him striding of with a confidence I was far from feeling.

    I admit, I did laugh at that. [face_laugh]

    Excellent update! :D

  10. Sinrebirth SWC and EUC Forum Moderator

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    I loved this, MsLanna, to the point I read the entire thing. Do you do PM Updates. [face_innocent] I want to see what happens. Are you gonna change the future, or not?

    HIM is pleased with this fanfic, but not so much being called 'Palps'. :p
  11. MsLanna Force Ghost

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    W00t? This story does not qualify for underrated anymore!:eek:
    [:D]


    You like that kind of cake, Ceillean? You can have it all. And maybe I will unshirt Arn one day. But only, while Ale isn't looking.:rolleyes:
    :p

    Consider yourself added, Thrawn. 8-} Now I have two Thrawns in one thread. Not good for my sanity.;)

    You beat the boards into compliance, Vadey.:D I hope there were not many days like that for you.[face_worried]

    Even if he did, how am I to know, Alexis? But maybe I will find out one day...:)
    (Get your mind out of the gutter Ale!)

    Glad you liked it, moose. But, did nobody else ever have tea like that?:confused: You're in England, you should have come across that kind often. (Or am I just a tea wimp?)

    Yes, I can be snippy too, Ale.
    And if you don't stop shippng Mel/Arn this moment - I'll charge you with the AU of that relationship.:p Btw, get your mind out of the gutter.[face_plain]

    I love my home, Idri. Even if I went to a much better place, I'd always miss it. :( I'm not much of a girly girl, but I love that shirt to pieces.:D

    Well, it might take some time until anything of importance (to the timeline) happens, sinre. And HIM is dead and should be unable to care about what I call him. Blessed ToS, he'd kill me otherwise.:p



    Eighteen

    I ran through the corridors of the ship, and Arn is after me. He's waving a boot filled with uj-cake, the nuts clearly visible in the opening on top. Pictures of Thrawn frown down at me from all walls, and I hurry past them. I know everything will explode, should he do that eye-flicker-thing. My sister is in the galley.

    "Stop this nonsense and do something important." She hands me a ladle.

    I turn to stir the huge pot behind me, but Christopher Walken is standing there instead. He shrugs apologetically.

    "I know I'm completely miscast as C'baoth, complain to Lucas." He ignites his lightsaber, and so do I. As the blades clash, I am distracted by the picture of Thrawn. His eyes flicker and everything blows apart in light and white noise.





    I sat bolt upright in the dark silence. The pounding of my heart was audible over the soft humming of the engines, and my gaping breath rasps in my ears. Somehow I had managed to entangle my feet in the blanket, feeling for my precious shirt, I finally find it on the floor. I hold it close and try to calm down.

    Would this never end. Nightmares; I rarely had those at home, but they seemed to abound here. I burrowed my nose in the shirt, but it smells foreign, laundered and dried aboard the Chimera. I could hardly expect them to use the same washing powders as I did. With a sudden, I remembered the bedding I had recently used for the guest bed. It had been at my parents like forever, when I had fluffed them up for use, the scent of my parent's home had engulfed me.

    The memory hurt even more now. Cuddling the shirt, I got a grip on myself. No need to go overboard with sorrow already in the early morning of my free day. I took a few deep, measured breaths. How late might it be?

    Why did I not end up on the Enterprise? All I would have had to do was say 'time' and I would have gotten it. But no, I had to end up in the empire. Nifty design and crisp company, but the technology left a lot to be desired. With a sigh, I roll out of the bed peered at the clock of the terminal. Almost six. Much too soon to get up on your free day. I dropped back onto my bunk, still cradling the shirt.

    Maybe I should make myself a little plushie. I knew how to make an ich-bin-ich* by heart. Would anybody notice, if I cut squares out of my jumpsuits? Too bad Vader was not around. I bet his cape made perfect little plush-

    Good morning Slacker.

    If that was not my personal annoyance. Whatever he might want from me on his free day. And mine.

    Did you think we'd just let you bum around on/>
  12. VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus

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    Hooray! An update. [face_dancing] Loved it. =D=
  13. Alexis_Wingstar Force Ghost

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    LOL that was great. I would love to be in a simulator. :D
  14. Stroja Jedi Knight

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    Drawn in by the confusing title ("I didn't update" "updated 6/13")... :p

    I got hooked in the first post and I had to read the rest in one sitting. I love the lighthearted nature of the story, despite the seriousness of the Empire. Hopefully she won't be in that TIE fighter when she meets Luke ;)

  15. katriene Jedi Knight

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    This journal has me in stitches. The poor gal just can't win, but she always finds the humorously bright side of everything! Thanks for the much-needed chuckles :D
  16. Sinrebirth SWC and EUC Forum Moderator

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    Christopher Walken as C'Boath? [face_laugh]

    Wonderful, Lanna. Absolutely wonderful. Thanks for the PM!
  17. Idrelle_Miocovani Force Ghost

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    [face_laugh] [face_laugh]

    Loved it, Lanna! So funny... :D

    Christopher Walken? [face_laugh]

    I might as well as now, since apparently following without help is not working anymore. Could I have a PM? [face_batting]
  18. Corellian_Ale Manager Emeritus

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    [face_laugh]

    Have you ever flown an Imperial fighter before?" he wanted to know.

    "Sir, yes, sir," I replied crisply, probably grinning like a maniac.


    I kept thinking of Goldie Hawn in Private Benjamin!

  19. Thrawn1786 Force Ghost

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    That was cute, a good pick-me-up(and I really needed one). :)
  20. MsLanna Force Ghost

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    Thank you Vadey. This one was fun to write. Sir! Yes, sir!:D

    Ask the Jedi if they let you into one, too, Alexis. They have to train their pilots somwhere...;)

    Lol, Stroja. I chose the title because it's such a common excuse here. 'I didn't update because rl/DWB/whatever got in the way.' Well, this got into my way. Honest, it's all true!:p
    Who says, she's gonna meet Luke?[face_mischief]

    Glad you like it, katriene. [:D] It's fun to write, somtimes, and a pain in the butt all others. But you hear me complaining in the pms enough already. Here's hoping you like the rest, too.

    I know, sinre, it seems just - wrong.[face_laugh]

    Consider yourself conscript- um listed, Idri.;)

    Can't remember seeing that, Ale. But I can imagine it. Us wimmin is just too intelligent for the military.:p

    Happy to help, Thrawn. :) A good laugh is always a good way to start the weekend.



    Note: thanks for the nomm. it is always nice to know that my pain is somebody else's entertainment.[face_plain]
    :p [:D]
    Now you all go and send in your nomms for Beyond! No need to repeat that 'drama' in Saga.[face_shame_on_you]

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    Nineteen

    The next day came with unsavoury surprises. No, not the alarm, Arn did a good job shouting me out of bed and almost straight into the gym, with only short detour for breakfast and sonic. No face-kicking tea again, though. I would have to complain. But first, I would have to complain about sudden changes in my schedule I was not being informed of.

    I only got almost to the gym because Arn intercepted me halfway there. He looked refreshed and I was a bit sorry for being such a nuisance. He was probably a very apt young officer, if Ensigns count as officers already, and suited much better to do more military things.

    "Good morning, sir." I saluted.

    "Good morning to you too, Ms. Morrison," he replied smiling. "I take it your day off was fine."

    "Very much so, sir, can't wait for the next."

    He chuckled when I called him 'sir.' "I see Sergeant Toris has already taught you some procedure."

    "Sir! Yes, sir!" I affirmed happily. "He is very good at shouting at you, too. So much of a cliché, that he's almost not credible."

    "His report certainly was - interesting." Arn gestured down the corridor. "Ready for the next step?"

    "If you consider integrating me into the Empire still, I'd like to see that report one day," I said, starting to move. "What is the next step?"

    Well, it turned out to be a haircut. Yay. At least the empire was friendly enough not to punish me with the usual guy's 'no hair, no trouble' kind of cut. Still it was decidedly too short, feeling my hair tickle my chin. I felt a bit like Prince Valiant, such an awful way to have one's hair. At least, I could dissuade the man with the scissors from cutting me a fringe and turn me into Prince Valiant's chubby twin. Maybe threatening to shove those scissors up painful places if he dared had something to do with his compliance; or the way Arn choked on his laughter, but didn't object.

    Exercise was okay. I got some specialised agility lessons which would theoretically enable me to get into a TIE with light speed when there was a battle alarm. I passed on the occasion to mention I would never need that ability, because that night just have led back to circuit training. Hand-to-hand combat was fun again. I am a sucker for fighting in theory. Not so much in reality, but practicing was fun. Not that I had much of a chance against a well-trained guy in his early twenties. At least, not as long as I fought fair. But I controlled myself and Arn got out of the training session without major damage.

    After lunch I had another meeting with Thrawn scheduled. Oh, joy. If I had ever hoped to impress him, I could really forget about that with my new hair cut. After all, the man had />
  21. Ceillean Force Ghost

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    "Intelligence makes sexy." My hand flew to my mouth but it was ages to late. How could I let that slip? I felt myself blush to a Thrawn's-eyes-red, meaning I was actually glowing from inside. So much for thinking first.

    [face_laugh][face_laugh][face_laugh] And it's so true! Intelligence is sexy! And so's Thrawn. =P~ Mellana's is so darn lucky. Hmpf.
  22. Idrelle_Miocovani Force Ghost

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    Yes, ma'am! *salute* Already done, ma'am! *salute*

    :p

    At least the empire was friendly enough not to punish me with the usual guy's 'no hair, no trouble' kind of cut.

    Oh yes, I'd be incredibly annoyed if they cut my hair that short. *protects her long hair*


    "Intelligence makes sexy." My hand flew to my mouth but it was ages to late. How could I let that slip? I felt myself blush to a Thrawn's-eyes-red, meaning I was actually glowing from inside. So much for thinking first.


    [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh]

    Whoops!

    But I'd pay to get a chance to tell him that myself. [face_mischief] Lucky you!

    Great update, Lanna! :D Thanks for the PM!

  23. Alexis_Wingstar Force Ghost

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    Somehow I think you have a better chance with Arn than Thrawn. He seems to enjoy the company. BTW, isn't there a Prince Arn as well? [face_mischief]
  24. katriene Jedi Knight

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    Awwwww...she got tongue-tied around the object of her fangirl crush. Poor thing! But of course, Thrawn isn't phase. I'm sure he's quite used to it ;)
  25. Corellian_Ale Manager Emeritus

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    Look at it this way, at least you didn't snort on top of the faux paux...


    Urmgrsrk! forever forth will be now my official greeting to you Lanna!

    And that is the reason I didn't catch up here....
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