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Saga - ST Goodbye, My Friend (Leia) *Complete* 4.4.2016

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction- Before, Saga, and Beyond' started by JediMaster_Jen, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. JediMaster_Jen

    JediMaster_Jen Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Jun 3, 2002
    Ttile: Goodbye, My Friend

    Summary: Leia remembers Han after feeling/sensing his death.

    Disclaimer: Disney owns Star Wars, not me.

    Author Note: Song is by Linda Ronstadt with Aaron Neville.

    He’d been many things to her over their thirty-plus years together. Annoyance. Friend. Lover. Husband. Father of her child. But, now, as she stood alone; finally alone after a long day of meetings and planning, she could let herself miss him. Miss her friend. She could begin to say goodbye.

    “I like nice men.”

    “I’m a nice man.”

    Oh we never know where life will take us
    I know it's just a ride on the wheel
    And we never know when death will shake us
    And we wonder how it will feel

    So goodbye my friend
    I know I'll never see you again
    But the time together through all the years
    Will take away these tears
    It's okay now
    Goodbye my friend

    A few tears gathered in her eyes as she recalled their time together on Cloud City, before everything went crazy. The tender touch of his hands. The soft embrace of his arms.

    “I don’t trust Lando.”

    “Well, I don’t trust him either, but he is my friend.”

    Leia smirked a bit just as their lips touched. Her arms snaked around his neck as his pulled her close to him.

    I've seen a lot things that make me crazy
    And I guess I held on to you
    We could've run away and left well maybe
    But it wasn't time and we both knew

    Those tears fell as her memories turned to their wedding. A wonderful day spent in the company of friends and family. The birth of their son, Ben. The tenderness she’s seen in Han as he held their tiny boy in his strong arms. The gentleness with which he kissed them both.

    “He’s so small and fragile.”

    “He’ll get taller and stronger, like his father.”

    She recalled the days when everything was right between them when the days held nothing but hope and promise.

    “Mama! Papa! Watch me!” young Ben called to his parents as he levitated a small rock in front of his uncle.

    “I love you,” she heard herself whisper.

    “I know,” he returned with a grin.

    So goodbye my friend
    I know I'll never see you again
    But the love you gave me through all the years
    Will take away these tears
    I'm okay now
    Goodbye my friend

    “There was just too much Vader in him.”

    “Bring our son home, Han,” Leia begged. “I want him back.”

    He pulled her into his arms as he’d done so many times over the years. He held her as close as two people could be without becoming one.

    “I’ll bring him back. One way or another.”

    Life's so fragile and love's so pure
    We can't hold on but we try
    We watch how quickly it disappears
    And we never know why

    But I'm okay now
    Goodbye my friend
    You can go now
    Goodbye my friend

    Sobs overtook her as the memory of Han walking away, one last time came to her minds’ eye.

    “Goodbye, my friend,” she whispered to herself. “I love you.”

    “I know,” came the reply, carried on the breeze she felt on her cheek.
  2. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Game Host star 7 VIP - Game Host

    Aug 31, 2004
    I am speechless! Speechless! Thank you for this. So, inexpressibly much, for this. [:D] [face_love] [face_love] [:D]
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  3. divapilot

    divapilot Force Ghost star 4

    Nov 30, 2005
    So sad, and so touching! They are always going to be together in their hearts, even if the physical world separates them.
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  4. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

    Feb 27, 2014
    Enjoyed this very poignant little tribute, which fits so beautifully with the way Han and Leia interacted in TFA—even though they had been apart, for one reason and another, there was still warmth and love between them, as well as a newfound unity of purpose concerning their son. And of course it brings to mind that beautiful shot of their hug outside the Resistance base, which was my favorite image from the trailer. Nice job! :)
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