Beyond ~*You Get Me*~- - now COMPLETE!!

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  1. slchandl Jedi Knight

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    val solo: "What was that you were saying in your last post?"

    LOL!! Ask your mother.

    Another great chapter, Val. I see that you tied in the title of the story very nicely. It's come full circle now. Getting to see everything happen from Han's POV is fantastic. I can't wait to see how Leia reacts when the whole thing finally becomes clear to her. Oh, that reminds me! Best line ever...

    Han: "She was cute, but she sure was trouble."

    It's nice to see Jacen stuttering a bit...it adds to the sincerity and realism of the what was quite probably an awkward moment. If he had been a smooth-talker, it just wouldn't have felt right.

    Is it too soon to ask for more?
  2. slchandl Jedi Knight

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    UPPERS! This should NOT be on page three!!!
  3. val solo Jedi Master

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    Thanks, slchandl, my friend. ;) And to reward you for being so kind, here's a nice little post.

    The bulk of this post has been written for quite some time... practically at the beginning of this story, as a matter of fact. I'll admit, I don't care very much for Tenel Ka's character (she seems too 'flat' to me), BUT I don't dislike her or want to see her die a painful and gruesome death like some people do. :eek: So I wanted to show her some respect with this very special part.......


    even though Jacen's dumping her butt! [face_laugh] [face_laugh]

    Sorry! I had a momentary lapse back into childhood there. :p

    Anyway, enjoy!.......**sings: "Cause breaking up is hard to do..."
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    Tahiri sighed and her shoulders slumped in defeat as she watched Jacen escorted from the dance floor by a very large and very frightening Hapan guard.

    ?The Queen requests your presence in her chambers at this time,? the woman had said in her oddly low voice. Tahiri still had her doubts that these Hapan guards were really females and not men in drag.

    Jacen?s smile had instantly vanished, and Tahiri thought she had noticed a hint of annoyance flash in his dark eyes. But yet he had dropped his hands from around her waist leaving a patch of lonely and cold skin on her back and walked off leaving Tahiri alone.

    ?I?ll be back,? he had mouthed over his shoulder as he walked away. She had offered a small smile and wave, while what she wanted to do was tackle him to the ground, cuff his hands and feet and haul him off with her. And then, when she had him all to herself, she would?she would?

    Well, she wasn?t too sure what she would do exactly, or why she had even had that particular violent urge. She decided to chalk it up to more of that wonderful Vong shaping and quickly removed herself from the midst of the dancing crowd.

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    ?Jacen, it is good to see you.?

    Jacen smiled and admired the vision in front of him. The woman was surely one of the most beautiful in the galaxy with her red-gold tresses cascading gently over her shoulders and her slender, well-shaped legs protruding temptingly from the flowing dress she wore. The thin shimmering fabrics of her regal garment were a study in shades of lavender contrasting perfectly with her hair.

    ?You look absolutely amazing, Tenel Ka,? he finally exclaimed. ?It appears it?s good to be the queen.?

    She nearly cracked a smile, but restrained herself, as usual. ?It has its advantages, yes. Please, come and sit down.? She motioned to a plush sofa, and they both moved to take a seat. All the while, the queen?s two bodyguards, one of which was the fierce warrior he had noticed upon her arrival, observed the proceedings warily from the background. All men were suspect, in their opinion. Their presence made Jacen a little uncomfortable, but he understood the protocol. He just hoped he wouldn?t have to decline Tenel Ka?s offer of marriage in front of them. That might be a bit awkward for his old friend.

    ?Jaina told me what happened in Hapes with your grandmother,? he began solemnly, trying to ignore the fact that he was being watched as if he were a criminal. ?And I?m so sorry about your mother.?

    A brief flash of sorrow showed in Tenel Ka?s eyes before she replied. ?Thank you. Becoming queen was not a position I desired, as you know. However, it was necessary for me to accept for the good of my people.?

    ?I understand completely,? Jacen said. ?Sometimes the paths we end up on are not the ones we originally intend to travel. I hope the Hapans realize how lucky they are to have you.? With his last statement, he reached over and placed his hand on her arm, offering a sincere smile. Tenel Ka stared down at his strong hand for several seconds and then abruptly ordered her guards to go.

    ?Leave us,? she commanded. The two muscular women hesitated to leave their post, so she repeated her
  4. Swift_Wrath_SAB Jedi Knight

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    *snatches first reply*

    HAHA! I IT IS MINE! MINE!


    *runs out of thread*
  5. slchandl Jedi Knight

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    "Tahiri still had her doubts that these Hapan guards were really females and not men in drag."

    I was rolling on the floor! This was a GREAT chapter!! You really conveyed the emotion well...I was dissappointed right along with Tahiri and FELT the discomfort of Jacen and Tenel Ka. You actually had me feeling sorry for the Queenie!

    Someday you'll have to do an alternate ending to this chapter where Tahiri actually DOES tackle Jacen and hauls him away...that would be priceless!

    More please!
  6. val solo Jedi Master

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    Well, the story's not over yet! ;)
  7. jedi7 Jedi Master

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    I am absolutly crazy about this story and have been since the begining, but if Jacen and Tahiri are interupted one more time I'm gonna holler!!!!!! 7
  8. slchandl Jedi Knight

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    Interrupted? I'd be surprised if Tahiri even hung around that whole time!

    Maybe she went to get her stun-cuffs...



    UP!!!
  9. Fireyforce Jedi Master

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    I loved how you handled that scene Val, you really seem to respect Tenel Ka's character even if you don't like her. You had Jacen dump her respectfully, and now he can hunt down Tahiri. He had better find her! And if she has stun-cuffs with her than so be it [face_devil] I'm not saying that that would be a bad thing. hehehehe. Anyway, great chapter! more soon?

    Fireyforce
  10. Sethathoryunet Force Ghost

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    *chant starts* More more more more more more more more more more more *chant stops*

    Nice kiss off! Very *ahem* delicately done!

    More soon please Val :D
  11. slchandl Jedi Knight

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    Me again.....still waiting for more.....I'm very needy.

    UP!

  12. Sethathoryunet Force Ghost

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    Me again! Plot bunnies haven't strangled you in the night yet Val?
    [face_devil]
  13. Danny_Quee Jedi Knight

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    Great as always, Val! I really enjoyed the parts from Han's point of view watching Jacen and Tahiri in the previous post, and I also liked how nervous you made Jacen around Tahiri, I can definitely relate!

    That most recent post had more TK than I usually prefer, but it's okay since Jacen was dumping her butt!! LOL! And you did a good job with both of their characters; it was a very sweet and realistic scene.

    Oh yeah, and...

    Thanks, Danny! You know I do it all for you! Now see if you can find the part I threw in just for you!

    Hmmmmm...could it be...: ?Thanks,? Tahiri replied. ?You look nice, too.?

    ?Well, this collar is killing me!? Jacen exclaimed. ?I can?t wait to get this shirt off.?

    Han noticed the bright red blush that crept up Tahiri?s neck and onto her face. Was she envisioning Jacen shirtless? He grinned.


    LOL! Good one, Val! [face_laugh]

    Of course, if you really did it all for me, you'd include more shirtless Danni scenes. True, she's not really in this fic, but hey, you could always have her get drunk at the ball! Or not! Just a suggestion...

    Keep up the good work!

  14. val solo Jedi Master

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    jedi7--but if Jacen and Tahiri are interupted one more time I'm gonna holler!!!!!! 7

    Yikes! Just remind me to put in my ear plugs first! ;)

    slchandl-- Maybe she went to get her stun-cuffs...

    Hmmmm...could be...**cue the evil laughter**

    Fireyforce--you really seem to respect Tenel Ka's character

    Thanks! That's what I was aiming for. I don't really like to rag on a character just because he/she is not my favorite. They all have worth, and since she was such a major character in the YJK, you can't totally dismiss her.

    Sethathoryunet--Plot bunnies haven't strangled you in the night yet Val?

    No, but I'm so close to the end of this that I can taste it! And I already have a couple of ideas kicking around for a new story. :)

    Danny-- [face_laugh] You found the part I added just for you!! ;)

    Of course, if you really did it all for me, you'd include more shirtless Danni scenes. True, she's not really in this fic, but hey, you could always have her get drunk at the ball!

    You're such a guy! :p Actually, I did have a little part between her and Kyp during the ball, but when I tried to mesh it with the rest of this next post, it just didn't fit. But it gives me other ideas! ;) One of which I believe you mentioned in your PM, as a matter of fact. (Oh, and the Buffy pair you said you like sounds really interesting. ;) Why not write a fic? )

    Working on the next post now! :)

  15. val solo Jedi Master

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    Here's the next part! :) Enjoy!
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    Tahiri wondered how long Jacen had been gone. It could not have been more than twenty minutes or so, but it felt like an eternity. Thankfully, she spotted Tekli, a fellow Jedi who had tended Tahiri after their flight from the disaster on Myrkr, and was able to pass some of the time in friendly conversation. All too soon, however, Tekli had begged her leave, and Tahiri was once again alone.

    Standing there watching the mass of people enjoying the food, dancing and hum of the throng, Tahiri realized how accustomed to Jacen?s presence she had become over the past weeks. His companionship had wiggled its way past her defenses and inconspicuously settled itself into her life, so much so that being without him left her somewhat at a loss?like a piece of her was missing.

    Now, Jacen was gone, in a private meeting with Tenel Ka, a woman he had loved since childhood, and Tahiri felt a pang of something dark and unfamiliar.

    Jealousy.

    She was jealous that Jacen was with Tenel Ka and not her. It was not a pleasant feeling, and Tahiri knew she must purge it from her system soon. She needed a distraction.

    Surveying the huge reception hall, she finally found a familiar face. Jaina Solo was deep in a discussion with Jag Fel and Kyp Durron, the two men flanking her, as usual, one on each side. Although they both towered over Jaina in stature, it was plain to see that she was clearly in charge of the conversation. Tahiri smiled. Jaina would never believe it if Tahiri told her how like Leia she was becoming. Chatting with Jaina and her ?subjects? would kill some more time as she waited for Jacen?s return and also provide some entertainment as she watched Jaina skillfully banter with her former master.

    As she approached from behind the trio, none of them saw her coming. She?d had to navigate her way through the clumps of other mingling guests to get to them, so, unfortunately, neither one of them thought to cease their present course of discussion for her sake.

    ?Jacen?s getting married?? Kyp Durron said in disbelief, the drink in his hand frozen in midair.

    Tahiri froze, as well, and quickly hid behind a nearby group of partygoers so that she could listen without being noticed.

    ?Yeah! Can you believe it?? Jaina replied excitedly. ?In fact, that?s where he is right now?with Tenel Ka. She?s supposed to ask him tonight.?

    Kyp chuckled and took a quick sip of his drink. ?What a rough life,? he mused, ?being the royal consort of a beautiful queen?at her every beck and call?at the mercy of her every whim and fantasy. Man, some guys get all the luck!?

    Jaina rolled her eyes and then Jag Fel asked the very question screaming in Tahiri?s brain, ?Are you sure he?ll accept her offer??

    Jaina glared at him incredulously. ?Are you kidding? Jacen?s been crazy about her so long that I wouldn?t be surprised if the ceremony takes place before the Hapans leave in two days.?

    ?What about Tahiri?? Kyp asked.

    Jaina looked confused. ?What about her??

    Kyp explained. ?I thought she and he were, you know?an ?item?.?

    ?Jacen and Tahiri?? Jaina repeated in surprise. ?No?no. They?re just friends.?

    ?They?ve been spending an awful lot of time together,? Jag added.

    Jaina turned to look at the tall Chiss pilot. ?Well, that?s because Jacen promised Anakin he?d look after her before he died. He?s been helping her deal with Anakin?s death. She?s been his little ?project? since he got back. And you know Jacen?he sticks with a project until it?s finished. But there?s nothing else between them. He?s my twin, so I think I?d know.?

    Tahiri?s heart may as well have stopped beating right then and there because it had just been ripped out, wrung out and shredded into a million painful pieces.

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    Jacen found he had to force himself to not run back to the main hall. Resolving matters with Tenel Ka relieved a great burden fr
  16. slchandl Jedi Knight

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    YES! FIRST REPLY!!! Checking your story for updates five times a day has really paid off. Wow, what a great chapter. I feel like I should pay you or something...it feels wrong to be getting this level of entertainment for free. Okay, maybe that was a little corny but it's so true.

    I can't tell you ENOUGH how perfect this is! Bringing Anakin back for a "visit" was masterfully done. I've read it happen in some fics and it just seemed...hokey, out of place, not quite right...but you pulled it off marvelously, Val. Anyhow, I'm glad he stopped her from doing anything....er, foolish.

    LOL! Maybe Jacen will be the one to pull out the stun-cuffs, after all.

    Now.....MORE!
  17. val solo Jedi Master

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    slchandl-- Wow, what a great chapter. I feel like I should pay you or something...

    Well...if you really want to---books and chocolate work just as well as cold hard cash. ;)

    Thanks for the compliment on my Anakin scene. I always wonder if it's going to seem totally ridiculous, but I'll trust your opinion that it worked out okay. :)

    LOL! Maybe Jacen will be the one to pull out the stun-cuffs, after all.

    Hey, you never know... he is a Solo male after all. ;)

    Hopefully the next part will be up sometime today!

  18. jedi7 Jedi Master

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    Listen to ghostie Anakin, Tahiri. The force put you and Jacen in each others way so you had no choice but to fall in love with him. [face_love] [:D] 7
  19. slchandl Jedi Knight

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    UPPERS! I'm obsessed! I'm a freakin' lunatic!!!
  20. Danny_Quee Jedi Knight

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    Nice work, Val! I also thought the Force-ghost Anakin thing was well done, it was a very touching scene.

    I also really enjoyed how Kyp and Jag suspected something was going on with Jacen and Tahiri, but Jaina didn't; I just love it how she's rather clueless about what her twin is really feeling! [face_laugh]

    Can't wait to see what happens next!

    Oh, and the Buffy pair you said you like sounds really interesting.

    Is that a real "really interesting" or a backing-away-slowly-because-you're-obviously-crazy-for-liking-that-pair "really interesting"? :p

    Why not write a fic?

    Well, I do have a little idea for one about that couple, but it's so little I wouldn't even call it a plot bunny...more like a plot amoeba! Also, don't I still owe you that fic about Danni reacting to Jacen's "death" in DJ? Well, since you want it, I promise I'll write one of those fics, or some other fic, sometime between now and...2015! Yes, I'll definitely write a fic, or totally forget about it, sometime in the next 11 years? Sound good? ;)
  21. val solo Jedi Master

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    Chicken!!! [face_laugh] Get to work on those fics!

    No, Danny, I think they are truly interesting. Maybe she could make a man out of him. LOL! No, I thought he was riot in season 7, and he's redeemed himself and deserves a little lovin'. ;)
  22. Swift_Wrath_SAB Jedi Knight

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    MORE! GIVE US MORE! I really liked the post, like everyone else. I'm going to comment on Anakin. He seems...normal. At least more than other fics that portray him as "the-CHOSEN-ONE-so-bow-to-me-NOW". The only thing I don't like is the way you portray Jaina.I know this is a Jacen fic, but Jaina is his twin so... You kind of portray her as bubbly. And I have always thought of Jaina as ANYTHING But Happy and carefree. In the books she was getting so serious it was hurting her. I guess she should be more Focused, Serious, and quieter.

    But I'm not writing the fic so. I have nothing to say about it! :p
  23. slchandl Jedi Knight

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    ***does Steve Urkel impression***

    Did I do that?????

    SORRY!!!
  24. val solo Jedi Master

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    slchandl-- Could you maybe edit your 'ups' so that we don't have to scroll over? Thanks! :D

    Sorry to disappoint you, Swift Wrath. I don't always write Jaina this way...it just worked for this fic. Sometimes you think you know a person so well, that you are totally blind from time to time.

    Anyway, here's a post :)..... not much more to go! Enjoy! :D

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    ?She went that way,? Han said, pointing toward the open doors in front of him. It had taken he and Jacen several minutes to traverse the obstacles of the crowded dance floor, which included being waylaid by a near drunken Lando Calrissian who wanted to know why they were in such a hurry.

    ?Can it, pal. The kid?s got urgent business with a woman,? Han explained quietly.

    A sly smirk spread across the old smuggler?s dark face. ?Well, now, far be it from me to come between a man and his lady.? Jacen blushed and then turned to look anxiously toward the doors. After taking another drink, Lando asked, ?May I inquire as to the identity of the lucky girl who has captured the attention of our young Mr. Solo??

    ?No, you may not,? Han answered bluntly, already pushing Jacen further toward their goal. ?Look, we don?t have time to chit chat, Lando.?

    ?All right! All right, old buddy,? Lando called as the two Solos walked away. ?But you owe me a drink later!?

    Now they were standing in the doorway, and as Jacen and Han peered into the barely lit garden they could just make out the shape of someone sitting by the fountain. Jacen turned back to Han and took a deep breath.

    ?It?s her.?

    Han nodded and put a hand on Jacen?s shoulder. ?Go get her, son. I?ll make sure no one interrupts this time.?

    Jacen smiled and said, ?Thanks, Dad.?

    ?No problem.? The two men stood there looking at one another, the bond of parent and child changing naturally to that of two friends. ?I love you, Jacen,? Han finally said, wondering regretfully when the last time he had said those words to Jacen had been.

    ?I know. I love you, too.?

    Han felt the moisture pool in his eyes, so he hastily patted Jacen on the back and urged him out the door. ?May the Force be with you.? Jacen laughed before facing front and starting his trek to the fountain. Han watched as he walked away and then grabbed the handles of the doors, pulling them shut with a soft click. Once inside he turned around and planted himself directly in front of both doors, pasting on a grim look that would hopefully keep anyone from even thinking about trying to get past him. Both of those kids deserved to be happy, and he would do whatever it took to give them that chance.

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    He appeared at the doorway the instant Anakin had vanished. She quickly turned away to wipe her eyes and gather her wits. Jacen Solo would not get the satisfaction of seeing her cry over him. He may have made her feel like a fool, but he?d never know.

    ?Tahiri?? he called softly.

    She braced herself and stood to face him, anger and embarrassment fueling her courage. As he came closer, she could make out his infuriating smile and handsome face in the moonlight. It irked her to admit that she now thought him even more attractive than Anakin, and fought back the urge to smack him for making her feel that way.

    ?I?ve been looking for you.?

    ?Have you?? she said curtly, a cold expression spread across her face belying the heat in her soul.

    Jacen halted and narrowed his gaze to study her face. ?Are you okay?? he asked, sounding genuinely concerned. If only she didn?t know better.

    Ignoring his question, she declared, ?I suppose congratulations are in order.?

    ?What?? he replied in confusion.

    She rolled her eyes in exasperation. ?Don?t play dumb with me, Jacen. I know about your wedding.? A look of relief showed on his features and he took a step closer causing her to take a step back. ?And I know all about the promise you made to Anakin,? she added angrily.

    ?Oh,? he replied in a w
  25. jedi7 Jedi Master

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    ALL HAIL THE QUEEN OF ROMANCE HAS POSTED!!!!!! That was wonderful, brought tears to my eyes, and NO interuptions finally!!!!! [face_love] 7
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