She saved him in a flare of red light. Even if I did predict this ending, it's still heartwrenching. How terrible this was for Mara, loving him, yet hating what he had become. And the part where Leia returned to the chamber and saw that his eyes were blue again -- another heartbreaker. I'm afraid the sequel, from Mara's POV, is going to be just as sad. Excellent story. Now I have to go join the masses looking for a happy L/M story.