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Beyond the Saga "Dear Daddy"

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction- Before, Saga, and Beyond' started by CaraJinn, Jan 3, 2021.

  1. CaraJinn

    CaraJinn Jedi Knight star 3

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    Author: CaraJinn
    Era: A few years after ANH
    Genre: Family/Hurt/Comfort
    Characters: The Child
    Summary: The story is composed of short letters memorized by "the child" when separated from Daddy Din. Flashbacks and future adventures will be seen through the huge round eyes of the little guy.

    Disclaimer: All the main characters in this oneshot belongs to Disney and I'm very grateful for the work of Favreau and Filoni and all their co-workers for expanding the Galaxy far far away outside the original Skywalker saga.

    Author's notes: For those who have not yet seen the TV-show "Mandalorian" you may want to do so before reading this story. There may be some spoilers, especially in the first chapters, which you may want to avoid though I believe most who are interested have seen it somewhere on the internet by now. The entries will be crossposted to FFN and AO3.

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    Chapter 1

    Dear Dad,

    Just what happened right now? Why did you want me to go with New Guy? I just don't understand.

    I know that you didn't want the scary black armoured things to take me away and the whole time I was sure you would come to get me. I didn't like them at all. I didn't like that Uncle Moff guy either. He was kinda scary. He had his friends piercing me with needles and I think I lost a ton of my blood in those needles. But I knew you would come to save me. You always do.

    What I didn't understand was why you asked me to go with New Guy? I thought you loved me? I thought we were…like we…and I really, really wanted to go home and maybe play with the shiny ball for a while and feel safe again. I know you don't like it but sometimes you let me play with it anyway.

    Dad, I love you, but I don't always understand you. Least of all right now.

    Grogu

     
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  2. AzureAngel2

    AzureAngel2 Force Ghost star 6

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    Heartbreakingly honest. As any child would be! :_|
     
  3. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    Clear tone of confusion and trust mingled =D=
     
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  4. juicepouch

    juicepouch Jedi Padawan star 1

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    You're just going to keep breaking my heart with these aren't you :_|

    Hoping that Grogu ends up happy again, or at least more understanding of Din's actions! Really well-written from the eyes of the little guy, a perspective we don't get often enough.
     
  5. amidalachick

    amidalachick Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Such a poignant line. Poor Grogu! :( Once again, you've done a beautiful job writing from his perspective.
     
  6. CaraJinn

    CaraJinn Jedi Knight star 3

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    Chapter 2

    Dead Dad,

    You really, really should have taught me how to write. I'm sure I could have done it. I am a big boy now, already 50 standard, so I would have fixed it. I know that I don't speak human, but that's because it's not so easy for me. You talk so backwards and upside down so it's difficult. I'm sure New Guy could have posted them for me somehow if I only knew how to do it. Instead I have to memorise the best I can and then I can write as soon as I learn it.

    Do you think you will get them if I address them to:

    Daddy Din Djarin

    Razor Crest

    Galaxy

    ?

    It's kind of difficult I think since you move so much, and I'm not even sure if you can find your way now without me there guiding you. I've often heard you say "This is the Way" but we've moved so much around that I'm not sure you've nailed it.

    I think you need me Dad. And right now I need you too. I feel kinda lonely.

    Love

    Grogu
     
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  7. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    An unabashed puddle of [face_love] :* :D Loved that.
     
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  8. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - Rebel At Heart. star 10 Staff Member Manager

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  9. Anedon

    Anedon Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  10. AzureAngel2

    AzureAngel2 Force Ghost star 6

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    Please keep the cute stuff comming, dear @CaraJinn. :D
     
  11. CaraJinn

    CaraJinn Jedi Knight star 3

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    Chapter 3

    Dear Dad,

    Are you sure you're a single child? At least I didn't ever hear you mention any siblings. I tried to play with some of the buttons and switches on the front panel in New Guy's ship and he told me not to touch in exactly the same way as you do when I want to play.

    Sure he isn't your brother? And my uncle?

    Whooaaaa, maybe I have an Uncle New Guy now? That's soo much better than Uncle Moff. At least New Guy isn't sucking out the blood from my arm, and pinning me with needles. Or the other way around.

    Then again, his ship doesn't have any shining spheres to play with, so it's no fun at all. And it's cramped in here - I wanna have my seat and I wanna go home… Do you think you can find me if you suddenly change your mind about this "Jedi thing"?

    Miss you already

    Grogu.
     
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  12. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    LOL about the shiny things and buttons to play with.
     
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  13. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Master star 4

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    I was meaning to comment on this forever--I love these entries! Sad, cute, hilarious all at once, especially the last one :D Also, "Uncle New Guy" LOL [face_laugh]
     
  14. CaraJinn

    CaraJinn Jedi Knight star 3

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    Chapter 4

    Dear Dad,

    We have arrived at…wherever it is. I should be used to travelling and meeting new people by now, but that was fun. Both Aunt Peli and Grandpa Greef were nice. And I liked Aunt Cara too. This isn't. Everyone seems so busy here and there are a lot of ships and a lot of humans and I feel …very small. And I'm kinda afraid that someone will step on me or stumble over me. Your friends never did that.

    Well, at least I have learned that New Guy has a name. The others call him 'Luke' so I guess that officially makes him Uncle Luke to me. He was greeted by a pretty girl who obviously was happy to see him because she did this weird hugging thing that humans tend to do. I have seen them sometimes, you know. And she called him Luke and they somehow seemed to be the same but still not the same - it's kinda hard to explain.

    By the way, why don't you ever do the hugging thing?

    I know you have lifted me and carried me around, but that's not the hugging I mean, and I have never seen you do that with another human.

    Maybe it's difficult to do with the armour you're wearing all the time? I mean - nearly all the time. After all you took off your helmet when we parted.

    I hope they find a nice quiet place for me to sleep.

    I'm tired.

    Grogu
     
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  15. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    Aww! [face_love] Love Grogu's thoughts and insights about the girl who is "like Luke." :) Definitely do love the hugging thing. ;)
     
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  16. ZV-83

    ZV-83 Jedi Knight star 1

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    Terrific! These little letters from Grogu are great :yoda:
     
  17. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Master star 4

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    I love how Grogu explains the weirdness of the human 'hugging' thing. Uncle Luke and Aunty (Leia?) :D

    [face_laugh] Mando has a no hug policy.
     
  18. AzureAngel2

    AzureAngel2 Force Ghost star 6

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    Awww, the world seen through the eyes of a very small child. That loves to hug.
     
  19. CaraJinn

    CaraJinn Jedi Knight star 3

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    Chapter 5

    Dear Dad,

    I have slept well tonight. Uncle Luke asked one of Aunt Leia's friends (the pretty girl who did the hugging thing to Luke is called Leia) to give me food (wow, that was good) and then she showed me a room. My own room. I wasn't too sure of it at first, after all I've never had a room for myself before, but it was kinda peaceful.

    Nobody snored. You do know that you snore a little, don't you dad? Especially when you're sleeping on your back. Not that I did mind, really. It just reminded me that you were there and that I wasn't all alone. So I felt safe.

    I think maybe I'm gonna miss it. Do you think of me, dad?

    (And…did I snore too?)

    Yours

    Grogu
     
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  20. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    LOL on the snoring. ;)
     
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  21. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Master star 4

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    Always adorable! [face_love] Wow, his own room? He's a big kid now!
     
  22. ZV-83

    ZV-83 Jedi Knight star 1

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    Very cute letter, very heart warming to read these :yoda:
     
  23. CaraJinn

    CaraJinn Jedi Knight star 3

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    Chapter 6

    Dear Dad,

    Today I think I've got a new friend. A ship came and Aunt Leia went all…"wohoooo" and when the hatch opened she was doing the human hugging thing to he pilot. When they were done hugging he finally saw me and he went just: "What's that - a green womp rat?" And that was not like when Aunt Peli called me: "You little womp rat." I didn't mind that, 'cause from the sound of it she liked me. A lot. I'm not sure about this guy though.

    I'm no womp rat, Dad. I wish you could tell him I'm not.

    But the other one in the ship was more interesting. He was huuuuge, Dad. Even compared to you he was. And he was all furry and growling and at first I was a little scared but then he bent down to me and really looked at me and I think he growled something like "Yoda?" I have no idea what a Yoda is, but it didn't seem unfriendly.

    So I stretched my arms up as I do when I want you to lift me up and he understood. And there I was, high up in the air. I've never had such a good view before, well except from being in Razor Crest when we came to a new world. I really like it. Nobody can step on me when I'm up there. I guess he looks a bit like a walking carpet, but …wow…his fur is quite warm and cosy. (And a bit smelly, ugh….) I hope he will carry me a lot 'cause he's just become my favourite Uncle.

    Until next time

    Yours

    Grogu
     
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  24. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    [face_laugh] WONDERFUL! Grogu and Chewie! =D=
     
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  25. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Master star 4

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    I simply cannot wait until Grogu meets a 4-5 year old future Kylo Ren [face_mischief] [face_laugh] "Then I met their kid who keeps talking about someone called "Darth Vader"......Dad, he is so annoying and I just want to smack him."