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Clouded Memories (post-Rebirth Anakin, third in Solo kids trilogy)

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction Stories--Classic JC Board (Reply-Only)' started by Melyanna, Sep 8, 2001.

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  1. Melyanna

    Melyanna Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hey, everybody!

    Yep, it looks like I've started the next story in my trilogy about Han and Leia's kids, but I probably won't post the first section (which is already started, by the way) until tomorrow.

    First things first, for those of you who have read the first two stories in this trilogy, welcome back!

    To those of you who haven't, no, it's not imperative that you read the other two, but I'd recommend it. To facilitate that, here are links to the previous two stories:

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=3681279&page=1]Of Pilots and Jedi[/link]: This story picks up immediately after Rebirth and deals with Jaina and Jag, told entirely from Jaina's point of view.

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=3851137&page=1]Change of Heart[/link]: This story starts within the context of OP+J, and involves Jacen and an original character who was introduced briefly in OP+J.

    First post soon!
    Mel

    :D
     
  2. womp_rat208

    womp_rat208 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    LOL, I thought you were just really insane and were already starting this. So, actually, you're going to wait until I leave to start. Meany. ;) I know, you just don't like me anymore. ;)

    *mumbles to self* Ah, just love that sarcasm.
     
  3. Melyanna

    Melyanna Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Actually, it'll be up in about ten minutes.
     
  4. RogueMonCalamari

    RogueMonCalamari Jedi Youngling star 2

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  5. Melyanna

    Melyanna Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The overachiever has struck again! Here it is, just for you!

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    Anakin was happy to be out of the Deep Core. As much as he liked being secluded with the Jedi, he was getting bored. Even the attraction of Tahiri hadn't been enough to keep him from sheer boredom.

    It had been nearly two months since he and Tahiri had been locked in the airless space station together. Anakin didn't regret kissing her, but they'd hardly been apart since. Anakin needed time away from her to think about things.

    She was likely to kill him when he got back, though. He'd taken off without saying goodbye in person.

    He had an excuse, and he had left a message. His uncle had sent him off in a hurry to do a little discreet reconnaissance into Vong territory. No, Yuuzhan Vong. Anakin's experiences with the alien race had taught him some respect for them, and as such he tried to think of them with the name they preferred. Tahiri's constant reminders of that helped tremendously.

    Anakin prepared to slip into a hibernation trance for the journey to the coordinates his uncle had provided. Just before drifting into unconsciousness, he noticed that a warning light had come up. It's just communications. Nothing serious.

    *****

    The twittering of his droid was what woke him up. As soon as he returned to consciousness, he realized that something was terribly wrong.

    When did I drop out of hyperspace?

    He glanced at his coordinates. He was nowhere near his destination yet. He knew exactly where he was, but that wasn't exactly a source of comfort.

    He was in the area of Naboo, a planet whose virtual destruction had been ordered by Vader himself during the Emperor's reign.

    Unfortunately, that was the only planet nearby, and his hyperdrive was gone. Naboo, a dead planet, was the only planet he could get to.

    He began to guide his fighter closer to the lone planet in the system. As he did, he realized that if he didn't have the tools and parts necessary to fix the ship, he was going to be in deep trouble. The communications system was out too.

    As he approached Naboo's atmosphere, Anakin realized that the planet didn't look like it had been destroyed. He saw lush green hills, fields that looked like they'd been cultivated recently, and occasional buildings. He decided to land in the dark side, just in case there were still people here who might be hostile to intruders.

    Upon entry, more warning lights went on in the X-wing. I really should have taken Uncle Luke up on that offer to use his fighter, Anakin thought. So much for that. This is going to be one rough landing.

    Almost on cue with his thoughts, the crippled fighter suddenly sank, lifting Anakin out of his seat for a moment. He regained some control of the X-wing, but not nearly as much as he would have liked. As the ship came down, it burned a swath across the forest before skidding to a halt in a clearing.

    Considerably shaken up, Anakin climbed out of the X-wing to survey the damage. As soon as he looked at it, he wished he hadn't. There was no way he was going to get it off the ground again.

    "Hey! You there! What's going on?"

    Anakin froze. He'd definitely heard a voice, a man's voice. How is there anyone here? Slowly he turned around, his hand on the hilt of his lightsaber. "I had mechanical difficulties."

    "I can see that," the man answered sharply. "What were you doing in this system anyway?"

    "Like I said, I had problems. My hyperdrive failed, and then everything else collapsed."

    The man held his glowrod, which looked utterly unfamiliar to him, and began to walk around the ship. "Looks like you're going to need some help along a place to stay for a while. I'm Hayllar Daris, by the way," the man added, extending his free hand.

    Anakin hesitated for a moment, not knowing if he should divulge his real name. Before his reluctance became too noticable, he shook Hayllar's hand. "Anakin Solo."

    Daris didn't react at all. "Glad to meet you, Anakin. You can stay at my estate for the time being. It's just a s
     
  6. Melyanna

    Melyanna Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I've decided that the worst part of posting the first post is waiting for the first reply...

    :D
     
  7. RogueMonCalamari

    RogueMonCalamari Jedi Youngling star 2

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    excellant post!
     
  8. Melyanna

    Melyanna Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Argggh! No reload link!

    Quick, I need seventeen more posts now!

    :D
     
  9. Jedi-Jade

    Jedi-Jade Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeehaw! Some how, I knew you couldn't wait until Monday to put up the next post! ;)
     
  10. womp_rat208

    womp_rat208 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Well, that's one way to make an entrance to a "dead" star system.....

    Yay, it started, now I'll be wondering what is going on over the next week. :p
     
  11. Melyanna

    Melyanna Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jedi-Jade, I know, I have such a predictable lack of self-control.

    Anyway, this story will probably tie in somewhat with luney's story "Shadows of a Past Long Forgotten". At least, I think that's the title of it. I believe that Nadia will be making an appearance in that story eventually, and one of her characters will probably pop up here before too long.
     
  12. RogueMonCalamari

    RogueMonCalamari Jedi Youngling star 2

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    is it just me or is Anakin's crash landing on Naboo more than a little like Luke's landing on Dagobah?
     
  13. Melyanna

    Melyanna Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Dang, I keep doing that!

    I tell you people, I haven't seen any of the OT since the special editions came out. All this is completely unintentional!
     
  14. RogueMonCalamari

    RogueMonCalamari Jedi Youngling star 2

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    i thought it was a cool tie-in myself. if you can write tie ins with the OT like that without even trying, i seriously envy your skillz.
     
  15. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Well, Naboo. I wonder...
     
  16. Melyanna

    Melyanna Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Really? What do you wonder, Ishy?

    Heehee, I'm so predictable.
     
  17. Eldritch009

    Eldritch009 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    YES!!!! Great beginning, save for one thing...ever since when does Anakin ask someone else if he can fix his ship? He's the master of tools, that boy. He don't need any help, other than someone providing parts. Other than that....great openener. I wonder what comes next.

    I agree with RogueMonCalamari about the similarity with the Dagobah landing. I was already thinking that Hayllar would become the Yoda for Anakin. :)
     
  18. Mayo_Solo

    Mayo_Solo Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nice opening. I think I'm gonna have to bounce over and catch up on my reading of Shadows of A Past Long Forgotten.

    Can't wait to read more.
     
  19. RogueMonCalamari

    RogueMonCalamari Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Whoah... someone agreed with me about something. ;)
    *sends long distance high-five to Eldritch009.

    Anyway, I'm spectulatin Hallyar is a neo IMperial fanatic who wants to destroy anakin solo and also happens to be force sensitive! And then there's this big fight, and anaking whups the old guy. And then he runs away and makes out with Tahiri.
    Actually, I'm just bored.
    I have one question:
    I know the Yuuzhan Vong invasion would really sorta screw up your Solo kids arc, fighting them and all, I'm really curious as to where they went.
     
  20. RogueMonCalamari

    RogueMonCalamari Jedi Youngling star 2

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    sorry, i was really tired and forgot about how Anakin was doing reconnasiance in Vong territory... whups.
     
  21. Melyanna

    Melyanna Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Eldritch009: If you'll notice, Anakin didn't ask for help. Hayllar offered.

    Thanks for the comments, guys! Here's more!

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    Anakin woke up the next morning to a moment of panic before remembering what had happened. He was incredibly sore from his landing a few hours earlier. Sitting up, he took in what he hadn't noticed when he arrived.

    The room wasn't lavishly furnished or decorated, but it was obviously the property of wealthy people. Running his hand across the sheets on the huge bed in which he had slept, he realized that these people were probably used to very nice things. He wondered idly where they got these things, as they obviously weren't importing.

    Anakin climbed out of bed and stretched his aching muscles for a moment. Looking around, he saw that someone had gone back to the wreckage of his X-wing and retrieved his belongings. He made a mental note to thank the person.

    He had just stepped out of the fresher in the guest room when Hayllar entered. "Good morning," he greeted, running a hand through his wet hair.

    "Good morning, Anakin," Daris replied. "I trust you slept well?"

    "Very well," the Jedi replied. "Who should I thank for bringing my stuff back?"

    "My son, Trehnt, went out there earlier this morning on my wife's request. She thought you might like to have some clean clothing."

    "I will thank them both," Anakin replied, picking up his lightsaber.

    He caught a burst of surprise from his host. "Are you a Jedi?" Hayllar asked.

    "Yes," Anakin replied, a little surprised himself.

    Daris quickly changed gears. "We have held breakfast so that you can join us," he stated.

    Not sure what to say, Anakin simply said, "All right."

    *****

    Seated around the table in the breakfast room were a woman a little younger than Anakin's mother and five children, the oldest around his age and the youngest about eight. As they entered the room, Hayllar said, "This young man is Anakin Solo. He crashed into our property last night, so he'll be staying with us until his ship is repaired."

    The oldest spoke up. "So is that how you get to stay with us, Father? Crash-land into the forest?"

    Hayllar saw Anakin smile at that, and commented, "That's my very sarcastic daughter Julya. She prefers to be called Julie, and she'll probably hurt you if you try to call her Julya. The redhead next to her is our youngest, Kirstie. Then we have the boys, Trehnt and Marc, and the middle child, Heideh." He paused for a moment. "Oh, and this is my wife, Claria."

    "I feel so loved, Hayllar," the woman replied. Addressing Anakin, she said, "Welcome to our home. Please, have a seat."

    Anakin sat in the empty seat next to Julie, who smiled at him. He smiled back, a little shyly. She made him a little nervous, though he couldn't imagine why. She wasn't drop-dead gorgeous, like that princess his brother had rescued, but she was pleasantly pretty with a complexion that reminded Anakin of his mother. Kirstie and Marc, the youngest, had their father's red hair, while Julie, Heideh, and Trehnt all resembled their mother.

    Claria, on Anakin's other side, rang a small bell. In a moment, a well-dressed man entered the breakfast room and asked, "Is the family ready for breakfast now, Lady Daris?"

    Lady Daris? Anakin thought.

    "Yes, we are ready," she replied.

    A train of servants followed, bringing the meal out to the round table. Despite the awkwardness Anakin felt in such surroundings, he quickly realized that, while the family had credits to burn, they weren't haughty people. In fact, they were quite possibly the most normal people Anakin had ever been around. He felt more comfortable around them than he sometimes did around his family.

    After the meal was over, Claria stood and took Trehnt, Heideh, Marc, and Kirstie to their tutors. Hayllar suggested that Anakin might want to take a look at his X-wing before he sent a crew out to retrieve it.

    As her father said this, Julie's eyes brightened. "Can I go with him, Father?"

    Hayllar laughed. "You must understand, Anakin, that the fu
     
  22. sith_lady17

    sith_lady17 Jedi Master star 3

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    Nice post!
     
  23. Orion_Star

    Orion_Star Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Hi. Nice job so far, as usual. ;)

    You know, you just keep using those ESB references? Not that I'm complaining, mind you, I just find it mildly amusing that now you've started using them without even trying. :D

    Keep up the good work!

    Later
     
  24. RogueMonCalamari

    RogueMonCalamari Jedi Youngling star 2

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    excellant post!
    ah gotta go do my homework :(
     
  25. Jedi-Jade

    Jedi-Jade Jedi Master star 4

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    Nice work! :)
     
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