Aww, Luke rescued Mara! I love the way he ran non-stop until he reached her side...so beautifully done. She looked at him intently. "I trust you." If it had been anyone else ... I agree with GreatOne! If that's not a sign that Mara is softening towards Luke, then I don't know what is. It isn't like we're going to go all the way tonight." An alternate meaning for his last sentence sprang unbidden to Luke's mind. Boy, Luke really has sex on the brain in this series, doesn't he? After his response to her "I want a part of Luke Skywalker in me" statement in Pendulum, he'd better tread VERY carefully! It was thinking of himself as a grown man, not a boy, that he was having trouble with. Perhaps it was because Han wouldn't quit calling him 'kid.' What a telling statement of how Luke sees himself, even after all the amazing things he's done. I can sympathize, though...I didn't really feel like I was a grown-up until I hit 30! And that kiss! Wow, very passionate. Hmmm, was he REALLY asleep? I can't remember so I guess I'll have to wait like everyone else until the next chapter. More soon! BTW, I'm going out to buy Survivor's Quest later today. I so hope it will live up to my expectations, which have grown considerably in the last six months!