It's my first foray into the Edited Challenge! Yay! Round 1: A stressed-out male A beautiful sunset A tiny animal * * * Looking over the forests of Ossus, Luke Skywalker could almost forget his troubles for a moment. He'd had nothing but hard times in the months since the end of the Yuuzhan Vong War. Repairing the damage caused by the alien invaders, resettling the Jedi Order here at the Ossus temple after the destruction of the Yavin IV praxeum...it was enough to make a grown man curl up into a ball and cry. Luke knew that he was just tired. He'd always been fairly good at managing stress, but after almost five years of fighting the Yuuzhan Vong, he was wearing out. Especially after the injuries he'd sustained from Shimrra's amphistaff. He felt an arm curl around his waist, a head press against his shoulder. He smiled. "Hello, Mara." "Hey, Farmboy," she replied. "Why don't you relax? I can feel your stress all the way at the bottom of the Temple." Luke chuckled. "This is relaxing, Mara." Mara smiled, leaning her chin on his shoulder as she gazed out at the forest along with him. She gave a half-chuckle. "Well, it is a gorgeous sunset." Luke grinned wryly. "Not quite as gorgeous as some other things around here." Mara, had she been another woman, probably would've blushed. "Aw, thanks. Why don't we go inside and you can do something restful this evening?" Luke nodded. "Okay." He turned and started to follow Mara back into the Temple. As he did, he nearly tripped over a white ball of fuzz sitting at the top of steps. Laughter exploded and Mara covered her grin with her mouth. "Looks like a pittin snuck into the Temple," she said, laughing. Luke smiled down at the baby animal, leaned down, and picked it up. "It's so cute," he said wryly, "I can almost forgive it for trying to kill me."