Discussion in 'Fan Fiction- Before, Saga, and Beyond' started by Obischick, Mar 12, 2002.
Replies, but no post today kiddos! Sadness, I know...
Lol SachÃ©! Yes, very undignifed indeed! Ohhhhhh boy...I have a bunch of ballroom fanatics on my hands.. [face_shocked]
LMAO Denny!! That's hilarious!! Yes, Saabac!
Hey lija! It made me hungry too...food...must...have...fattening...food!! Yeah, I figure PadmÃ© would want to do something nice for them, but seeing as they're supposed to be invisible, she can't really go around telling everyone how great they are...
Yay menilma!! I was wondering where you had got off to!! Thank you so much!
I'm glad you liked the rings idea bobill! A rather random and good idea on my part, and part of random and good collaborations with my sister!
Lol Aly! I like that line too! Oh, Panaka... As for SachÃ© and what's going on with her...well, that's a surprise. Call it an inducement to read the next installment of my Handmaiden Series, SachÃ©'s Story.
Thanks EirtaÃ©! Lol...yeah, I don't think that Panaka would be one to go off duty easily...
As for SachÃ©... MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oye! [face_shocked] Another ball fanatic...
Thanks for the up bobill!!
More soon, I promise!
Okay, you lucky people...for some reason, I feel like posting. So that's what I'm going to do.
Enjoy the Parade!!
We walked down the near-empty hallways of the palace, the few servants and people who were inside bowed to us gracefully. Obi-Wan, Anakin, Artoo, Governor Bibble, Chancellor Palpatine, the Jedi Council, Panaka, the members of the Advisory Council and the nobles all waited for us in the little alcove before the steps outside. I saw my parents among them, my mother resplendent in a white gown that faded to a brilliant gold, and my father in his green and gold robes of office. I smiled at them, but did not wave.
?Your highness,? Panaka said with a stiff bow, ?we are ready to begin.?
Amidala nodded. ?Excellent. Chancellor, Governor?? She said. They nodded and stood next to her. Finally, we walked out into the vivid sunshine of a Naboo afternoon. The noise, which had been a distant rumble, now went full force, screaming and cheering for the Queen. I stood behind Governor Bibble and Chancellor Palpatine, with RabÃ© on my right and YanÃ© on my left. Amidala waved to the crowd, and in the distance, I could hear the loud, happy music of the Gungans.
A soft breeze cut across our faces, cooling me off on the warm day. In Governor Bibble?s hands, he held the Globe of Peace, a gift from some outlying settlers to the First Queen of Naboo on the first anniversary of the Great Time of Peace. Giving it to the Gungans, that left me slightly astounded. The sound of the Gungan army grew, and I found myself enjoying the upbeat music of the Gungans.
Okay Bukuro, my better half spoke up wryly, admit it, though they may be stupid, and have armies, they did help, and they aren?t as bad as you think.
At first I resisted that idea, but as I stared at Amidala?s back, I realized something. PadmÃ© hadn?t wanted this war anymore than I had. The difference between her and I was how we reacted to the situation. PadmÃ© was much more open to putting aside what she believed to reach her goals. She was more open to change, where I was very resistant.
It?s her ability to put aside her own priorities for those of her people that separate us. I thought as the Gungans grew closer and I wanted to tap my foot with the music. I remembered my earlier thoughts at Master Jinn?s funeral, to stop thinking so much and start feeling more.
What did I feel?
Happy?content?regretful. I felt like smiling, so I did. I noticed YanÃ© out of the corner of my eye, her dark eyes lit up underneath her green hood, a large smile plastered on her face. YanÃ© looked so happy, so content; the younger girl looked so at ease. Just looking at how she held herself now as compared to before the Invasion, there was so much more confidence. She had really changed. I looked to the other side, catching RabÃ©?s eye and smiling at her.
At first she looked a bit surprised at my happy mood, but then she smiled back. In that moment, when the two of us were smiling at each other, anything seemed possible.
Nass approached the Palace, and he, Binks and Tarpals dismounted their creatures and came up the steps, Nass leading the way up the steps where Amidala and Bibble stepped forward. Amidala took a step more than Bibble and turned to Nass as Bibble handed her the Globe of Peace. Nass stepped up to Amidala as Binks and Tarpals took places over by Chancellor Palpatine and Panaka.
Amidala handed the Globe of Peace to Nass and he hefted it in the air above his head, thundering one word.
The crowd went berserk.
I grinned happily to myself at Nass?s word, for there was none other that described what I felt at that moment so well. I had peace on my world, peace with everyone I knew, and most importantly, peace within myself. For once, there were no conflicting emotions within myself, no conflicting thoughts, just?peace. I was content.
I smiled even more as I watched the crowd break through the barriers of Guards to join the Gungans
EirtaÃ© still is no fan of the Gungans, but at least she's trying now And the ball, their first after the war, adn they're of duty! Can it get any better?
And my absence was noticed Dear..
Someone pushed YanÃ©? Jerk.
I am glad though that EirtaÃ© is getting over her prejudice against the Gungans...
so what's the revenge on the jerk who pushed yane?
anyway, great post! looking foward to the ball
Ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Oh, btw it's nice to finally see EirtaÃ© stop and think about her prejudice. )
"They helped you take back Naboo, you owe them civility. They helped you take back Naboo, you owe them civility. They helped you take back Naboo, you owe them civility. They helped you?"
ROTFLMAO LOVE TÃ¡e. SheÂ´s nuts! LOL
Great post Em!
UP YOU GO!
EirtaÃ© and the Gungans ThatÂ´s always funny. At least she tries to accept them and thatÂ´s a step in the right direction
They are off duty and can go to the ball?
Well I think they all deserves it well
NEED MORE SOON !!!!
Of course your absense was missed menilma!! I miss everyone who doesn't post... *coughIHATELURKERScough*
Yes, at least she's making an effort to try and be civil to the Gungans...don't know how well it's going to work though.. Oh, things get a lot better...
Yes, he is a jerk Aly!! I agree totally!! Slimy boot-licking noble... **gets angry** Who made him up? Ohhh...oops.
No revenge bobilll. Just having the Queen ignore him is vengence enough.
Are you excited about something SachÃ©? I had nooo idea...
hehe...I liked that too Denny.
Hey Angel!! Yeah, she's trying...maybe not succedding at first, but she's trying, and that's good.
I think they deserve it too!! After all, whats more fun than a ball with nice guys?
Thanks for the up bobilll!!
Okay, so I talked myself into updating ...enjoy!!
We ran back up to our rooms in a very undignified and unhandmaidenly way. Gasping for breath because we ran and laughed excitedly at the same time, we entered the main sitting room at a stumbling pace. SabÃ© disappeared into her room as RabÃ© and YanÃ© scampered into theirs and SachÃ© and I went to our own room.
We quickly showered and leafed through out closets in search of our favorite gowns, and, after the scary woman PadmÃ© had gotten to do our hair had left in a rage, we hurried over to RabÃ© and YanÃ©?s room to have RabÃ© do our hair. I handed her an emerald on a golden chain and asked her to use that in my hair. She did, and she did a marvelous job.
She gently curled all of my long blond hair and then took hair from my temples and from above my slight widow?s peak and braided them, pulling them all back to the back of my head and clasping it with a small golden ring, letting the rest of my hair flow over my shoulders. The emerald lay on my forehead, the golden chain pulled back into my hair someplace. After spraying it thoroughly with hair spray and both of us nearly dying because of the fumes, I got up and carefully hugged her, which I must say, shocked her.
That sort of pleased me, knowing that she could be caught off guard. I hurried back to me and SachÃ©?s room and SachÃ© left to get her hair done as I pulled out my dress. After taking my time to get dressed, I put on my minimal jewelry and turned a critical eye on my image in the full length mirror.
My hair looked perfect of course, and my full, sleeveless and strapless dark green silk dress puddle on the floor. The stiff, pale gold corset that went over the upper part of my body made me look curvier than I actually was and it perfectly matched the color of my hair. I worn nothing at my neck, but I had the ring PadmÃ© had given me on my right middle finger and a thick white-gold bracelet on my left wrist. I used very light make-up?gold eye shadow and light mascara, soft rose lipstick and a layer of gloss over it. With my softly curled hair spilling over my bare shoulders, I dare say I looked quite grown up and lovely.
Immensely pleased with myself and my appearance, I went out into the main room, where YanÃ© and SabÃ© sat, both looking absolutely gorgeous in a dusty rose and two shades of blue, respectively.
?You guys look beautiful!? I said as they turned to regard me. SabÃ© raised an eyebrow.
?You look grown-up.? She said mildly. I blushed and YanÃ© giggled.
?Well,? I said, gracefully sitting down on a straight-backed chair, ?you look very nice too.? I finished primly. I fixated her with a regal stare, but we both broke into giggles as SachÃ© emerged from RabÃ©?s room, her hair put up elegantly. She took one look at us, then poked her head back into RabÃ©?s room. When she turned back to us, she spoke up.
?RabÃ© wants us to go ahead without her. She says she?ll meet us downstairs.? YanÃ© took a deep breath, as if she was steeling herself against an enemy and stood as SabÃ© grinned and shot to her feet, almost falling to the ground as she took her first step, I stifled giggles at that as YanÃ© did the same. I was a bit more graceful about the whole thing, gathering up my skirts before standing and joining the lavender-and-silver clad SachÃ©. We exchanged smirks and went out the door, the younger girls in tow.
The hallways on the way to the Great Ballroom were scattered with servants, guards, and elegantly dressed people, though I dare say none of them look quite as good as we did. I could hear the enormous sound of the music and people?s voices through the marble walls of the Palace, and grinned excitedly. Behind me and SachÃ©, YanÃ© and SabÃ© giggled eagerly. We rounded the corner and stepped through the intricately carved wooden doors that lead into the Grand Ballroom.
What I saw as I walked through those doors I was met with a sight that nearly stunned me into non-movement. Now, I had been in the ballroom before, but
Each and every one of us managing not to trip over our skirts and fall, which was impressive, I had my worries about YanÃ© for a minute or two there.
That was lovely post
I'm glad that EirtaÃ©'s father admitted he was wrong
All the dresses sound beautiful, too!
Does anything happen with Dev? Eh?
Can't wait for the next post!
"That sort of pleased me, knowing that she could be caught off guard."
...leaving YanÃ© and her boyfriends alone."
Argh. There were more favorite quotes but I couldn't remember what they were!
Argh!!! How annoying is EirtaÃ©'s mother?! She needs a good thwack.
And finally! He finally admitted he was wrong about our beloved queen.. I'm soooo happy!!!!!!!!!!
What's next, what's next? **sits forward eagerly**
wow! this is great! sache and her cousin's little reunion was so heartwarming! makes me curious about what you will write about her story! and eirtae's mother, what can i say exeph grrrrrrrrrr! cant that woman just not be snotty for once!!!!!!!
anyway, great post! loved the crack about the hairwoman and yane's skirts!
that was a sweet post Chica! Your description of the ballroom was great and you made the girls look wonderful too!
canÂ´t wait for the next post.
Hehe...that was a great line, wasn't it Aly?? Anyways, I'm glad you liked Firon admitting he was wrong...that doesn't happen too much, that he's wrong. As for the dresses, I want them all...
And stuff happens with Dev, just not the kind of stuff you're hoping for, I don't think. MWAHahahaha!! Okay, I'm over myself. Next post on Thursday I think...
Lol SachÃ©!! More favorite quotes?? Ohh! I had a good post this time! Oh, she definatly needs a good thwack! I agree totally... poor EirtaÃ©...
SachÃ©'s story is the next one bobilll, I've outlined it and written a bit, but it won't be on the boards for a while, I can guarentee that. Yeesh!
And no, EirtaÃ©'s mom can't be non-snotty...it's not in her nature Glad you liked it though!
Thanks Denny!! I'm glad you liked it! More soon, I promise!
Thanks for the up bobilll!!!
Now, I'm off to finish the story...yeesh, this is taking some time!
Ooooohh Obischick! You make me so envious of all the handmaidens, I want to go to a ball too! And mostly, I want my hair done by RabÃ© For now EirtaÃ© is dancing with her father (and I must say it was very sweet of him to realize his mistakes) but will she find some males of... younger age perhaps? Hope so!
First off, YES! Younger males coming up soon!
Second off, I want my hair done by RabÃ© as well!
And Third, if you find a ball to go to, let me know!
Just caught up with your story! Wonderful!
I loved the descriptions about the ball! If I could ever become half as good a writer as you are, I would be honored!
YanÃ©!! Thank you so much!! Your compliments are so sweet!!
Okay folks, The Ball, part II of III is now here! Eeck your heart out!
Father and I danced till then end of the song, talking and laughing, me forcing him to admit lots of things about Amidala and how wonderful she is. When the song ended, mother came and dragged father over to talk to some people, leaving me alone on the floor.
For about a half second that is.
?EirtaÃ©!? I heard FirenzÃ© calling me. I turned to see her, ChellÃ© and DanzÃ© all hurrying over to me, miraculously, smiling. I waved to them and we gathered together in a little huddle, giggling.
?You?re dress is gorgeous TaÃ©!? DanzÃ© moaned jealously, looking down at the pale yellow and white chiffon dress that she was wearing.
?You look gorgeous too.? I pointed out. DanzÃ© offered a half-smile.
?I suppose.? She said. I turned to look at ChellÃ© and FirenzÃ©. ChellÃ© had a nice silver and pale blue theme going on, and FirenzÃ© was sheathed in a deep blood red color, that set off her upswept coal black curls.
?You two look lovely as well.? I told them. FirenzÃ© smiled softly and ChellÃ© grinned. She then started chattering with DanzÃ© about some boy or something and I mentally sighed. DanzÃ© and ChellÃ© didn?t seem much changed because of the Invasion, but FirenzÃ© had a total personality transformation. My eye caught RabÃ© descending the staircase to the Ballroom and she smiled and waved to me. Giving her a wave back, I mentally pleaded with her to come over and save me.
Obviously, my mental capabilities are not that strong, and I had no such rescue from RabÃ©.
However, I did get rescued by the most unlikely of people.
?DanzÃ©, ChellÃ©,? FirenzÃ© spoke quietly, pointing to the backs of some boys, ?isn?t that???
?It?s Joran!? ChellÃ© gasped, blushing, and smoothing her skirts.
?And Wyl!? DanzÃ© exclaimed, adjusting the top of her dress and fixing her hair.
?See you guys later!? ChellÃ© said as they took off toward the pack of boys. FirenzÃ© and I watched them go. It was quiet between us for a second.
?They were really getting on my nerves.? FirenzÃ© finally said in a flat voice. I cast her an appraising glance, and she blushed. ?They just went back to their petty mentality after the Memorial service,? she said hesitantly, ?as if nothing happened. I couldn?t do that, and I don?t understand how they could.? I struggled with diplomatic words for a second.
?ChellÃ© and DanzÃ©?are??
?Stupid?? FirenzÃ© said with a small smile. I grinned.
?That?s one way of looking at it.?
?EirtaÃ©!? RissÃ© came through the crowd, her pale golden red hair plaited and braided intricately, and green and silvery blue dress clung to her and she turned and motioned to people I couldn?t see as I waved to her. FirenzÃ© and I smiled as she, AlexÃ© and Dev came over to us. AlexÃ© looked stunning, her dark blond hair back in a simple thick braid and a silver headpiece across her forehead, her straightforward silk dress spectra-dyed from silver shoulders to a warm blue skirt.
Dev looked handsome, of course, in light blues and greens that set off his hazel eyes. I hugged them all, and FirenzÃ© said hello shyly, as if meeting them for the first time, which, in essence, was what she was doing. Meeting them as a brand new person.
?Have you seen outside TaÃ©?? RissÃ© asked excitedly. I shook my head to indicate that I had not; noticing Dev couldn?t quite keep his eyes to himself. ?It?s so beautiful! They put up little lights everywhere, it?s so enchanting!? She sighed romantically and AlexÃ© rolled her eyes, indicating what she thought of over-the-top romances. FirenzÃ© noticed and giggled, and Dev, his eyes still on me, was jolted out of the gaze by her laughter. He grinned foolishly, then held out a hand to me.
?Can I have this dance, EirtaÃ©?? He asked in, what I like to call his ?Man Voice,? deeper and far more polite than he normally was. I smiled.
*GASP* Dek! You just HAD to step there, hadnÂ´t you?
Great post Obichiquita! Glad to see everyone getting back together and EirtÃ¡eÂ´s and DevÂ´s dance was well... you know
CanÂ´t wait for Ball part III!
DEK! WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN! and he's in clothes of mourning, too! can't wait till next post!
*sprints in, out of breath* Whoah, I should not be online right now ... *glances at the mountain of hw piled on her desk and gulps* ... But anways, I'm here because I'm totally IN LOVE with your story Chicks! Yeah, give me an E, give me an I give me an R, give me a T, give me an A, give ... me ... an A!!!!! Yeah!!! *crowd cheers wildly* ... not. Unfortunately, I am again stealing time and have not been able to read the posts (nice and long and juicy and I see I love you in there though ). Of course[/i[ I'd drop in before it ended, how could I not? I really appreciate you offering to e-mail it though. [face_thanxies] Looking foraward to next post!