26 year old Adrian Malek, son of Nobel House on Eridau, was serving the GA during the Second Galactic War. He left with his then Lead Adalia Tehanis to join a rogue third party group, there he met 30 year old Marie'da (Marie) Lena Firestone of Dathomir. She was a Yuuzang Vong war veteran who served under the same Lead. Once their eyes met, it was a done deal. Now they have two worlds of obstacles to over come if they want to be together. Adrian They tried to sell me as a slave. I have to write it down to fully comprehend it: they tried to sell me as a slave. Of course I heard the stories, from the ghost tales that Ilona told me to Marie making a joke about buying me when we first saw each other. But a part of mine never took that fully seriously, always doubted slavery was actually still in place on Dathomir, but it is, and I nearly became a victim of it. I remember a story dad told us about years ago about the time he was most afraid in his life, when he had been captured by slavers with the intention lf selling him to the Hutts, only breaking free just in time when he and the other would be slaves started a revolt against their captors. My father has been in dangerous situations for all his life but this apparently stood out to him, and I think now I understand it. The feeling of being completely helpless while all those witches leered at me like a piece of meat. I never want to feel that again in my life and my heart is filled with pity for all those poor men and boys who suffer through this on Dathomir, everyday of their lives. Wish I could do something to help them, wish they had someone like Marie who saves them from their dark fate. Well some had, ten of them who Marie had saved as well and who now worked for her. I admire her for that, almost more than I'm thankful she has saved me. Had believed I was doomed but then she came, beautiful in her armor like the warrior women of old Eriaduan myths to save me from a fate worse than death. I love her, there I said it, probably have for quite some time but since today I am sure. She is beautiful, a great warrior, with an honesty to her that is so lacking in the nobles of my homeworld, she fights the injustices of her own homeworld, even going against her own mother to protect me. And she paid 5000 credits for me, defiantly mean a lot to her. But can I tell her that I love her? She is a few years older and our backgrounds are so different. Does she really want a 26 year old Eriaduan with little experience in matters of love and intimacy? Is all the flirting/kissing just for fun or does she feel the same way as I do? I'm sure she does, but I'm too afraid to ask her. Marie I'm so Angry! My mother enrages me! How dare she? How dare she believe she has the right to not only enter my home but take someone from it and put him on display for sale. I am tempted to challenge her in the ring of battle for my honour, but doing things like that are what I've been fighting all these years. I was able to stop it, thankfully. Made me slip into some sort of protective mode, cause when I got there I could almost taste his fear through the Force. That really pissed me off, she really scared him and I can't accept that. It was bad enough she disapproved, it's not her place to disapprove. She doesn't get it. I may have been born here but I've been out there, I've seen how men are not inferior in the greater galaxy, I know they are equals. Adrian is my equal, he's more than that. I kinda made him feel weak I think, when I bought him. 5,000 Credits, Stang!!! The truth is I'd pay everything I have if I had too. Thing is I'm not sure what I feel yet. I feel so strongly about him, I can feel he is attracted to me, I can feel he wants to be around me and trusts me. I just don't think I am ready to say how I feel, cause I'm not even sure how that is right now. He makes me laugh, he makes me smile and when I kiss him I get that feeling of a million butterflies having been set free in my stomach. My mother is no help on this subject, she can't even tell me who my father is so I doubt matters of the heart even register with her. Sometimes, when he holds me, I feel scared of how strongly the need to be closer is. Sometimes I feel like I would give up everything to be with him, to have him hold me, to feel his heartbeat. Those times I want to be that helpless damsel in distress, want him to protect me. That's so not who I am and that is scary. When did this 'Marie' appear, where'd she come from and can she exist with the other me? I don't know, I hope she can. I'm lost emotionally, but I suggested tonight we go to his home, to meet his family, I'm hoping that will go better. Maybe then I will know more of what my heart wants.