We basically have 6 living members of the Skywalker-Solo family: *Luke *Leia *Han *Jaina *Ben *Allana We could also include: *Jag *Tenel Ka *Tahiri (basically the wayward adopted kid at this point) The stories hardly ever explore the relationships between them anymore, the authors always split them off into the cliche groups. But surely the others interact with each other in some way? *Jaina, Ben, Allana... how does the "new generation" get along with each other? *What is Jaina like as an aunt to Allana? Does the shadow of Jacen's death hang over their relationship? Does Allana like being with Jaina? Do they ever spend time alone together? *How does Ben interact with Allana, and what does Allana think of Ben? *Now that they're both basically adults, do Ben and Jaina ever go on missions together? Are they close cousins? Are they distant cousins? *I think the only time we saw Allana interact with Luke, she was afraid of him. Luke later does his best to keep Allana's identity a secret from Abeloth, but how does he personally interact with her? What is their relationship like? Does Luke have a subconscious part of himself that thinks "she is the reason why my wife died." They could definitely bond and already have something big and unusual in common: they both have a father that fell to the dark side. *We always hear about how Ben looked up to Han as a kid, and has a lot in common with him. But will we ever see Ben and his Uncle Han really interact with each other? Will they ever team up? *Or how about Ben and his Aunt Leia? She's probably the closest thing he has to a mother-figure now, it would be nice to see Leia try to fulfill part of that role to Ben. *How are Luke and Han? Han and Leia are almost always together, and once every so often (but very rarely) we see just Luke and Han together again like the old times. That should happen more. *But what about Luke and Leia? They are now both fully-trained Jedi, they could go on a mission together, we've never really since them as a brother-sister Jedi team since Dark Empire. *Seeing just Luke, Leia, and Han team up for a mission, without any of the kids or Jedi extras, would also be nice. *What does Ben think of Tenel Ka, and Jag? What do they think of Ben? At least we know Ben and Tahiri have some sort of friendship, after Ben redeemed her. *What does Allana think of Uncle Jag, and Jag of her? Has she had any interaction with Tahiri, or is Tahiri secretly afraid she'll be a bad influence on Allana? *Has Ben heard stories of Chewbacca, of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, of who Padme was? *Has Allana heard stories of Mara, Chewbacca, and Anakin Solo? Or of Bail Organa and his wife? *It would be interesting and touching if Allana just recalled to Luke, in that very matter-of-fact way that kids do, that a lady frequently appears in her dreams to comfort her and give her strength, with Luke realizing from the details that it is Mara's Force ghost. *Etc. I think refocusing the stories on the characters and their relationships with each other, breaking out of the cliche groups to explore new and interesting areas for our characters... it has a lot of potential and could revitalize the EU. What does everyone think?