Ginchy: Thanks for this wonderful continuation to brighten my day! Thank you, my friend! I?m trying to keep it light and banter-y, but you never now. Moods might change. For now, though, they?re having fun. TnTornado: LOL I'll say lifes never boring with them!!! Thank you! It?s true, isn?t it? Luke?s the biggest trouble magnet in the galaxy. Jade_eyes: I like Alida and Bruno. This is fun. Can't wait to see how things develop. Thanks! I like them too. And I have plans for them. I hope you?ll like their personalities as they unfold. Magehound: that was just too cute, divapilot! I like that you actually introduced the Alida that the bar is named after. And a Twi'lek, too... Twi'leks are hot...lol something about the lekku, or maybe the blue skin... Thanks! She?s a Twi?lek, she?s hot, she?s blue ? but you can?t always judge a holobook by its slip-casing. Jedi Trace: I really like your OCs here. I hope we see more of them in the future. Thank you, Trace! Alida and Bruno are sticking around. I like them too much. After the two had left, Mara placed her chin in her hand. ?If I didn?t know better, I?d swear you set that up to make me feel too guilty to say no to another date.? ?So you?ll go out with me again?? he teased. LOVED that!! It was unintentional on Luke?s part, but, hey, it worked. RedGold: Thanks! I?m glad you?re enjoying this. Wonder what ?C? words I?ll be dealing with. Carnivore? Catastrophe? Culinary? Jade_pilot: I really like how you have continued the story using the 'B' words AND you made it work, perfectly. Your OCs are great! I really like Alida and her bartender husband, the poetry writer. (LOL) Thanks, JP! They?re fun to write. They have a lot to say, too. Dare I ask you to continue the story with the SAT words? I just hope she combines some of the letters such as Q, X and Z, otherwise: "Zaney zitherers zoomed into the zoo-like establishment..." Zounds! That would be awful! But I already checked about that in the Wordy Fic Challenge thread and Alley assured me that she would combine the weird letter words so we won?t have any x-rayed xenophobic xylophonists. I?ve got the story roughly mapped out through the end of the alphabet. Blue_Milkshake: Aw, I like Alida. She?s a hoot. I hear her with an Italian accent, and I picture Alida?s Restaurant to be the classic Italian restaurant. Will we perhaps get a glimpse of the second date? I promise not to intrude too much--wouldn't want to have to face Bruno! Bruno is a big teddy bear ? unless you?re rude to his friends or worse, disrespectful to his lady. Thank you for reading!