Thanks to the amazing and inventive @devilinthedetails for this fascinating challenge!! This is my AU archery of at least 100 words focusing on Luke and Mara. Explanatory Note: This is an AU where they meet at the Imperial Academy. ~ Luke was glad that he had finally been able to leave Tatooine and go to the Imperial Academy. It had taken a lot of cajoling but when his Aunt and Uncle had been able to hire the sons of a local family to help out, he had been free to leave. The flying was all he had ever imagined. It was exhilarating. He impressed all his instructors with how quickly he mastered the ins and outs of the various starfighters, especially the more advanced Interceptors. One of his fellow pilots, Mara Jade, was as good as he was. She was feisty and they often competed against one another in simulators. They were so evenly matched that she won as often as Luke. She was by far and away the most gorgeous woman he had ever met, Luke decided. Her red-gold hair contrasted exquisitely with eyes of a rich emerald. He didn't know if she was attracted to him in return, but he was willing to deepen their camaraderie before working up the nerve to ask her for dinner and a vid when the pilots were off-duty.