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Saga MMM - Every time We Touch - (A/B) Post AotC AU

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction- Before, Saga, and Beyond' started by Jade_Max, Dec 14, 2009.

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  1. Jade_Max

    Jade_Max Jedi Master star 5

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    And here we go; part 2 of 2 before I begin work on the epic... more A/B goodness; thank MMM for the inspiration for this fic guys - that's why it happened :D

    Big thanks to Daenarrah for the beta - you're awesome girl!


    Disclaimer: It?s George?s sandbox, I?m simply destroying the sandcastles

    [b]Title:[/b] Every time We Touch
    [b]Author: [/b] Jade_Max
    [b]Characters:[/b] Barriss Offee, Anakin Skywalker
    [b]Genre:[/b] Romance (Monday Mush Mania fic!)
    [b]Era: [/b] Post [link=http://boards.theforce.net/a/b10476/25844348/] Tragedy on the Landing Pad [/link] - post AotC AU, six months pre RotS
    [b]Summary: [/b] Anakin's Knighting
    [b]Notes: [/b] Inspired by the song "Every Time We Touch" which belong to Cascada and is her property. The partial lyrics used here at the beginning of the story are used without permission and are in italics.

    ~*~*~

    [i]'Cause every time we touch, I get this feeling
    And every time we kiss, I swear I can fly
    Can't you feel my heart beat fast
    I want this to last
    I need you by my side

    'Cause every time we touch, I feel the static
    And every time we kiss, I reach for the sky
    Can't my heart beat so
    I can't let you go
    I want you in my life

    Every Time We Touch - Cascada[/i]

    ~*~*~

    [b][u]Every Time We Touch[/b][/u]

    Jedi Knight Barriss Offee retired to her quarters on board the cruiser to which she'd been assigned for the last two years, and stretched as the door closed behind her. It had been just over five years since her knighting, four since she'd last seen Anakin and Obi-Wan, and another three since she?d been back to Coruscant or the Jedi temple.

    Time had dulled the edge of her Master?s death and while it no longer hurt, it would always ache - or so she?d been told. Officially, she had to rejoice for her Masters passing, to find solace in her faith in the Force.

    Jedi, she felt, didn?t understand what it truly was to grieve.

    That? or they didn?t know. Death, they preached, was a natural part of life - except in this instance. A natural death wouldn?t have hurt so much or left such an impact. The [i]only[/i] reason Barriss knew about grief was because of the mission upon which her Master had died - or rather - the assignment before it.

    Escorting the body of Senator Padmé Naberrie Amidala back to her home planet of Naboo had been an eye opening trip - in more ways than one. Barriss had been exposed to several emotional responses and personal [i]firsts[/i] that she'd never had the opportunity to witness first hand - and she'd learned them from a fellow Padawan; Anakin Skywalker.

    Anakin.

    A smile tilted her lips - one she'd have never shown to anyone but him - and she shook her head at the memories. Passionate and confusing memories that were intertwined with their complicated relationship. They were friends, had been friends, since their assignment on Ansion, and Padmé's death had transformed that friendship into something more; something neither of them had been prepared for.

    Anakin was everything she was not; undisciplined, rash... and a conduit of the Force unlike any other Jedi she'd ever encountered bar none. Until he'd lost Padmé, she'd had little inkling as to his strength and it had been revealed in stages - the most frightening of which had been on Tatooine when they'd become delinquent to their duties as bodyguards to a corpse to go after Anakin's mother.

    Barriss shook her head; Shmi was something else.

    Never having known her own mother, she still didn't know what exactly to think of Anakin's ties to his. Yet, there was something in her that felt the ties binding a Padawan to a Master were similar - at least in early development - as those a parents and child shared. Her Master's passing had been a difficult time and one she'd wished she'd been able to more fully share with Anakin as he, unlike other Jedi, would have been able to understand the depths of the loss she felt. In some ways it had been unfair that she'd helped him through his grief for Padmé only to have him torn from her when she'd needed [i]his[/i] assistance to grieve for her Master.

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  2. Leia_is_the1

    Leia_is_the1 Jedi Youngling

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    Yippee! I love this pairing. I read "Tragedy on the Landing Pad" and I is one of my all-time favorites. Looking forward to the continuation of the story. This was great!
     
  3. VaderLVR64

    VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Beautifully done! =D= [face_love]
     
  4. Ocelotl_Nesto

    Ocelotl_Nesto Jedi Master star 4

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    Tastefully done!

    Now how will this get twisted by the Sith?
     
  5. obsessedwithSW

    obsessedwithSW Jedi Master star 4

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    She laughed shakily. "I'd forgotten how overwhelming it can be. It was never like this before."

    "We were always fighting it before." His gloved thumb smoothed over her cheek. "There aren't as many reasons not to now."

    "Anakin-"

    "I know."

    "Maybe we should take this slow."

    He exhaled raggedly, dropping his gaze to where her hands were on his chest - his bare chest. At some point during their kiss, her hands had opened his tunic and partially pushed it from his shoulders. The ends hung down, unbound, his belt lost somewhere near his feet.

    Barriss followed his gaze, her eyes widening as some part of her thrilled with the idea of being carried away to the point of immersion even as Anakin challenged her suggestion.

    "Can we?"

    Could they take this slow? Their discussion had just proven the unlikely possibility of that. He wasn't a stranger, no matter his different appearance, and the magnetic pull between them was daunting; if she hadn't understood just how linked their futures were, it would have been frightening.



    This is exactly why I love your writing so much Anne! You have a way of expressing passion without it ever turning x rated that is thrilling for both the characters and the readers![face_love]

    Absoulutely hurry up and continue B/A story! Im waiting with bated breath...
     
  6. ginchy

    ginchy Jedi Master star 4

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    Very nice! I don't think I've ever read a B/A fic before and I really liked it! Great job on setting the mood--excellent fic for MMM!
     
  7. Jade_Max

    Jade_Max Jedi Master star 5

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    Leia_is_the1 - Thanks! I've been stewing the ideas for this 'sequel' for a while now (as exhibited by the Vigs, eh?) and it's slowly coming together. I can't wait to get started on it!

    VaderLVR64 - Thank you Kim!

    Ocelotl_Nesto - Thanks :D As for how it will get twisted by the Sith; that's the real question, isn't it?

    obsessedwithSW - I do try; sometimes I feels it needs something more and go for the "X" rated scenes, but in this particular instance, it wasn't one. That... and I wanted to push the boundaries of their Force bond, to explore what it would be like to have that kind of connection and what it would feel like when it came to fruition. You're a doll for reading; I hope I don't keep you waiting too long.

    ginchy - Thank you :D It's not your typical pairing,. I'll give it that, but ever since the crack!ship thread had the idea put out there, this couple grew on me. I love A/P, but B/A has a lot of potential too - if Padmé's not around.


    I had a lot of fun with this fic; thanks for reading!
     
  8. Leia_is_the1

    Leia_is_the1 Jedi Youngling

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    Hi---I just LOVE this pairing! Are you still planning to continue the story? If so,I can't wait.
     
  9. Valiowk

    Valiowk Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    *fans self* Ooh, hot, but very tastefully done!

    Glad to have found this lovely vignette six months later - you've managed to take a non-canon pairing and make it very believable! =D=
     
  10. FelsGoddess

    FelsGoddess Game Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

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    That was beautiful. =D=
     
  11. _ThatJediScum_

    _ThatJediScum_ Jedi Master star 3

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    Oh WOW! I am late to the party, but I'm so glad I'm here. Anakin and Barriss is like my favorite SW non-canon/crack! ship. You got me blushing reading this [face_blush] [face_blush] [face_blush] Just. . . ahh the hotness, the hotness. =D= =D= =D=

    bran
     
  12. serendipityaey

    serendipityaey Jedi Master star 4

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    Very good! I like the pairing, very interesting AU. I look forward to reading more :)
     
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