Well, I definitely feel Ronen here. For a humble, unassuming sort like him, that feeling of having to live up to someone close to you that you admire deeply can be especially keen—but all the more so when said person close to you has been invited to speak at your school to share her First! Hand! View! Of! History! Oh man, that Feipel... I'm sure he means well, and there's nothing wrong with being Excited! About! Your! Field, but between his overall gushing and his singling out of Ronen on top of it all (which, again, is difficult enough for an unassuming sort like Ronen anyway), I can't blame Ronen for wanting to find a nice dark cave in which to engage his Force cloaking ability. <3 Add to that all the assignments and papers and kata and RSJVPing... that kind of hectic life is why I have no nostalgia at all for my high school years. I really love what you chose for Hera's postwar cause, and it's extra cool that it's one that brings in Aunt Sabine's expertise, too. You always do such a whizbang job with parent-child (or parental-figure-child-figure) conversations, and this one is no exception—it really is the heart of this chapter. (And of course you know how much I love a good mother-son chat! ) I really can hear Hera's voice—the Hera we know and love from Rebels—in her responses to her son: you've really such an amazing understanding of this character and her characteristic combination of firm and caring, the general and the mother.Being a teen, Ronen of course shows no small amount of teen impulsiveness in the way he barges in and immediately makes his feelings known—but it says so much about his character that he listens to his mom's responses and takes them to heart and doesn't pile on the "ifs," "ands," and "buts" (not too much, at least! ). Almost his whole tone changes as soon as he hears that she, too, once had that feeling of not being able to live up to a heroic parent—and geeze Louise, I can barely imagine what it would be like to have an entire ballad written about your dad during his own lifetime! And he gets it immediately when she firmly but gently points out that the "boring" and "ordinary" life was actually the ideal she and Kanan and Ronen's "uncles" and "aunts" were fighting for—because, as Ny points out, he's got his parents' caring soul even under that self-conscious teen exterior. This was probably my favorite part of the whole thing, for numerous reasons: YES YES YES! A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step, and all that! And Jedi? Not boring in the least—especially not in combination with Ronen's unique stealth talents. And how can anyone not love Ronen's response—“That is such a mom answer”—and Hera's response to that: “I can’t give you any other kind.” Just perfect—so much of both their personalities comes through in those few words. And that little bit of reassurance was all it took to bring Ro's confidence back, to realize the good that will come out of the situation (namely, a really awesome story will get told), and to realize he'll manage. Plus—how perfect is it that he quotes the exact same older form clause of the Jedi Code that Noemi did at the end of the previous chapter? And that all has gotten me curious about how Noemi will react to her "aunt's" presentation at NLUPS, so I hope you'll share that with us, too! And PS to Ny: You are so right about that!