Title: Living with a Nightsister Author: Anedon Characters: Jacen Solo, Tenel Ka Djo, Nyssa Nightstar(OC), Carina Caresh(OC) Genre: Drama, Adventure, Romance Timeline: Legends AU, 35 ABY Summary: When spring returns to Dathomir Nyssa is tasked with takeing a haughty former Nightsister under her wing. Author's Note: This story is an offshoot of my AU story: The Courtship of Jacen Solo and takes place in the same AU universe in which Dathomir remained, almost, completly isolated from the rest of the galaxy. Thanks to @Adalia-Durron for her help and support. One My mother suggested me doing this diary as a help with my new responsibilities, as a place to leave my thoughts and to maybe learn from. She did something like that herself back in the day, and while my situations now is literally the opposite of hers she got me to at least give it a try. Nyssa Nightstar is listening to her mother, if that isn´t a reason to start a diary I really don´t know what would count. Maybe I´m truly becoming responsible now that I hang out with people like Tenel Ka and her new boyfriend. Still can´t believe how much my life changed since last autumn. There is a small part of mine who wishes things would be back as they used to be, that I had just thrown my spear between Jacen´s ribs when he first came here. No I can´t say that, he is my friend now as insane that would have been to me back that evening. Jealousy is still there tough, not gonna lie. And it goes in both directions, kinda silly that my first crush is living together with the first male I ever found interesting. Maybe the universe just hates me. Maybe I´ll someday find someone, but enough of showering myself in self pity. I´m now friends with Tenel Ka! Even helped saving her life. She, Jacen and myself spend half of the winter out there, working well as a team. Tracking Nightsisters and finding out more about their allies. Still not sure how Jacen managed to get those information's out of Garrowyn but they were always accurate and we could severally weaken our enemies. Seems the only battle I truly lost last year was the one against Jacen in the ring. Probably should have known better, got me an entire week of wearing that cursed Nightsister outfit amongst the tribe. But where the older warriors would have mocked me before this time they laughed with me. Seems meeting Jacen did have had its benefits after all, while he is unquestionable the main hero of that night, my own name is mentioned right after, before even Teneniel and Tenel Ka. The other warriors now respect me, me Nyssa Nightstar who, when we were kids, would sometimes leave tied to a tree during playtime because of how annoyed they were with me. Not that I wasn´t annoying sometimes, maybe it's the Nightsister blood from my mother. Speaking of the Nightsisters, they are the reason I´m writing this, or more precisely one of them in particular. The captives have spend the winter in the dungeon now and with many their heath has cooled down considerably. Now that spring is coming we will give them a chance to make up for the damage they caused by having them work for the clan. If they prove themselves trustworthy we will allow them more freedoms and eventually, probably in a few years allow them to join our clan. Same thing as with my own mother after her coven got defeated. She served the others witches for two years before earning herself a place in the clan. They´ve been working the fields for us for a few days now, where the women in particular really struggle as they have spent their entire lives as warriors. What surprises me tough is how so far is that none of them tried to flee, they seem honestly eager to work for us. Or maybe they are just glad to get out of the dungeon for the day. Some of them are quite haughty tough, constantly demanding more food, more rest during work. When Jacen is at the fields they even get it, he is just too good for this world. Tough speaking of haughty, one of our captives caught my eye tough. Her name is Carina, and I first met her during the hours of guarding our captives. Well that´s not entirely true, first I met her when she tackled me to the ground in the aftermath of the battle, when Jacen knocked her out and I later 'borrowed' her clothes to infiltrate their camp. But I´m not sure if that counts as a proper meeting. She is something of an outsider amongst the other captives, and has gotten into fights with them more than once now. She claims to be a matriarchs daughter and often demands a special treatment. And of course it's her the tribe wants me to take under my wing. Maybe because we are both outsiders or maybe because I´m related to her clan via my mother. Several witches will take one of them in, in the coming days and so I shall provide oversight and guidance to Carina. Still can´t believe I actually agreed to that, well at least I´ll get myself a servant out of it for the coming days. Made some plans on how to treat her already, as Jacen suggested I will allow her to sleep in my hut, not send her back to the dungeon each night, to hopefully build a connection. Will also allow her to wear the casual clothing for young witches, a short skirt and cropped top so she can feel as part of the clan. No armor of course tough, she will have to earn that.