Title: Dinner Party Author: Reihla Timeframe: @ 1 yr pre-AOTC Characters: (Anakin Skywalker, PadmÃ© Naberrie, Sola Naberrie, Bail Organa, Barriss Offee, for a start?) Genre: This is an AU Romance, perhaps with bits of action, angst or drama thrown in Co-Winner - Winter 2004 Readers' Choice Romance! Notes: "Dinner Party" began as a one-post entry for a writers? challenge. Specifically the call was for a romantic story about Anakin & PadmÃ©, pre Ep II., which involved PadmÃ©'s family (any sort of relative) and Obi-Wan had to be on a trip off-planet (so that Ani would be alone and unsupervised). This story begins with a highly modified and extended version of that vignette. Normally I let sleeping vignettes lie, but several questions were posed to me after this one and for some reason I just keep wondering what else happened. So, for my own peace of mind I'm going to try to answer those questions. I should probably warn anyone reading that I plan to merge this story with the off-shoot vignette ?After the dance,? which was a Bail/Sola romantic story written for a ?First Kiss? challenge. I revised and posted that challenge as a short story back in February. Hopefully I can be forgiven for reposting it at the appropriate time during this thread. I would like to answer a few of the questions that came up about that relationship as well. Some might call this ?fluff.? Indeed, it is. It makes no pretense to being anything else. I have no set schedule for updating, but I'm going to try to come up with something new each week. Summary: Anakin and PadmÃ© cross paths shortly before the events of Episode II. Other characters may also find unexpected romantic entanglements. (What else would you expect from fluff?) Disclaimer: George Lucas and Lucasfilm own Star Wars and all its characters. I won?t make even so much as a dime from playing in his universe. Darn it.