Title: What about Now? by Jade_eyes. Borrowing, for fun. ~~~~~ "They just hang on your every word!!!" Mara huffed about the latest batch of Jedi lady trainees. "That's why I don't hang around longer than necessary." "They're just eager to learn." Luke objected. Mara scoffed. "They're enjoying the ... view." Her eyes lingered suggestively. Luke flushed, once he took her meaning. He also took in Mara's flashing emerald eyes & thought she had never looked more beautiful... She was biting her lip, which made him want to kiss her ... but that was nothing unusual. He also wanted to run his hands through that sunset cascade. "Okay," He said slowly, "I know we're friends, but if I didn't know better, I'd think you were jealous?" Mara attempted a laugh. "Who? Me? Of what?" Their eyes held for several suspended seconds. "Krell, Luke, you ... sometimes make me feel all tangled up inside." Luke grinned. He didn't want to leave anything to chance or regret. The only thing that was certain was today, this moment. So, before he could think he was making a potentially fatal blunder, he kissed her. She didn't slap him, or shoot him, she actually kissed back!!! Very enthusiastically, too. After a long breathless moment, Luke realized that'd been the best move he had made in his life. Fin ++++++ Squee!