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  1. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Feb 25, 2010
    ?I do not light up when he comes around!? Mara protested.

    ?Oh come on,? Mark snickered. ?I am sorry, but my trooper flash training did teach me how to spot deceit, and you are lying!?

    Hahahaha![face_laugh] Ignore what I said before, Mara can have Luke. I want Mark. The guy has spunk!

    I loved the conversation about childhoods. Alot of people would be jealous of Mark's childhood.

    I can't wait for more.
  2. Hazel

    Hazel Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 9, 2010
    Hey! I called dibs on Mark first!

    This was really funny. Love that Mark has Mara all figured out and Luke's interest in his discoveries.

    Now I'm wondering what will be Mark's future [face_thinking]
  3. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha 2 Truths 1 Lie Host star 8 VIP - Game Host

    Aug 31, 2004
    [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh]

    Mara's in total denial! And both Mark and Luke like her [face_laugh]

    OOOOOOH, I enjoyed this update!

  4. ginchy

    ginchy Jedi Grand Master star 4

    May 25, 2005
    Awww, I love how Luke caught Mara in his arms there. I think they both enjoyed that brief contact. hee. And Mark is killing poor Mara. She's seeing more of Luke than she thought she'd see... only it's not the right Skywalker. LOL! I like how Mark is so mischievous and fun. Great update!!!
  5. JediMara77

    JediMara77 Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Mar 5, 2004
    Mara and Mark are cute together. And yup, he's just as annoying as his template. [face_laugh]
  6. LouQuinn

    LouQuinn Jedi Knight star 4

    Feb 14, 2010
    I am having a dilemma. See, usually I would like to see Mara with Luke so bad, but this Mark guy is fascinating. I'd have him in a heartbeat, so I can imagine Mara being smitten. I don't know, man. I would LOVE to see more of this story though. Do you have a PM List? If so, I'd like to be on it. If not, do you have a regular posting schedule?
  7. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

    Nov 1, 2004
    For you Book-Geek I will find a way to work that into the story.

    Mark is based on a combination of a couple of my Army buddies. I attended a military academy that was 90% men, therefore I knew a lot of Marks. :p

    :oops: Oh yeah, if I want a Luke/Mara outcome I will have to get Mark out of the picture somehow. How about an angst ridden horrible death that leaves Mara sobbing and Luke comes in and comforts her with some boot knocking? No, wait, I think that was supposed to be the original storyline. I'll think of something. ;)

    Yeah, they both do. I think they will both end up having Mara.

    I am hoping you can write a bonus chapter where they enjoy a lot more contact. [face_dancing]

    He's going to get more annoying. I think he likes to get a reaction from Mara. They are cute together.

    Thanks. Usually when I have an OC with Mara or Luke I get a strong negative reaction like "Kill them off!" When I wrote Choices (a story inspired by RedGold's start of this story) I had Luke with an OC and everybody begged me to kill her off. Later, the readers were all upset that I killed her off. :p

    Thanks everybody for reading. Ginchy is now my official Beta! I want to thank her for all her help. I have been bombarding her with story ideas and I am sure she is sick of me by now. Thanks ginchy!!![:D]
  8. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

    Nov 1, 2004
    Luke left the lounge quickly before his headache got worse. He really didn?t know what to think about his clone?s comments about Mara liking him. Could it be true? The overt hostility she clearly exhibited during their time on Myrkr and Wayland disappeared when the first clone was killed?but she hadn?t gone out of her way to be overly friendly to him since they left Wayland either. Plus she just called him annoying. No, Mark had to be mistaken.

    Hopefully Mara could teach his clone to shield so they could have a long talk in person someday. He could communicate with him via comlink or holo, but that seemed so impersonal and if Mark ever wanted to train as a Jedi, then contact with Luke was almost a necessity.

    Luke sighed as he moved toward the main hanger bay of the Mon Calamari Star Cruiser, Independence. There he would find the Millennium Falcon. After C?baoth?s death, Luke and his infiltration team left Wayland in Han?s ship. They transferred the injured to Talon Karrde?s vessel and eventually both spacecraft rendezvoused with the Independence. The cruiser was currently en route to New Republic Headquarters on Coruscant.

    Luke spotted the Falcon at the far end of the bay. As he neared the ship he could hear Han and Chewie arguing. The Wookiee co-pilot was holding a bucket and sponge and yowling at Han who was down on his hands and knees trying to scrub something off of the boarding ramp.

    ?I can?t wait until the cleaning droid is fixed, I need to get this stench off my ship,? Han was yelling back to the Wookiee.

    ?Han, Chewie!? Luke called out. Han glanced up from his work and gave the Jedi a wide grin. ?Hey Luke, we?re just using some industrial cleanser to get out some of the garral smell off the Falcon,? he explained as he stood up brushing his hands off on his pants.

    Luke looked down at the dried bloodstains splattered across the boarding ramp. The blood and a few tufts of fur was all that was left of the pack of canine-like garrals that attacked the crew of the Falcon shortly after landing on Wayland.

    Luke?s nose crinkled at the foul smell. ?Do you need any help??

    ?Nah, I think Chewie is right and we have to wait until the cleaning droid is fixed.? He looked up to his co-pilot. ?Let?s take a break Chewie.? The Wookiee dropped the cleaning supplies and rumbled something to Solo before taking off across the hanger bay.

    ?Always thinking about his stomach,? Han chuckled. He gave Luke a lopsided grin as he put an arm around the younger man?s shoulder guiding him aboard the ship. ?While Chewie?s off to the dining hall, tell me about your clone. I haven?t had a chance to talk to him yet.?

    ?His name is now Mark,? Luke informed his friend.

    ?Mark?? Han looked at Luke questioningly. ?Why?d you name him that??

    ?I didn?t name him, Mara did,? Luke replied looking a little uncomfortable.

    ?She named him?? He grinned at Luke. ?Like one would name a pet pittin?? Han laughed. ?Did she say, ?Luke he?s adorable, can I keep him???

    ?Knock it off Han,? Luke said annoyed by the older man?s ribbing.

    They took a seat around the gaming table in the lounge of the freighter. ?There?s not much I can tell you about Mark, right now,? Luke said. ?I can?t be around him without getting a headache. Mara is trying to teach him how to shield.?

    ?Do you think that?s safe?? Han gave him a smirk.

    Luke raised an eyebrow. ?You don?t think she?d hurt him do you? The Emperor?s last command is gone.?

    Han snorted. ?That?s not exactly what I meant,? Han got up and moved toward the galley. ?Do you want a drink?? he called back.

    ?No,? Luke replied. ?What exactly do you mean??

    Han sauntered back to his seat holding a glass of whiskey. ?What I mean is I noticed how you were looking at her on Wayland. You?re obviously interested. Don?t you think it is dangerous to serve up a possible romantic rival??

    ?What!? Luke scoffed. ?Han, Mara and I are barely friends and I really doubt she is going to fall for a clone.?

    ?You mean Mark?? Han teased the Jedi. ?Why not, you think he?s not good lo
  9. Book-Geek

    Book-Geek Jedi Knight star 3

    May 28, 2011
    ?No, you have me on the verge of a breakdown.? Mara said and then turned and moved toward the door. ?I need a drink.?

    ?It?s only midday,? Luke pointed out.

    ?Then I?m overdue,? she said sharply.


    I loved Luke and Han's talk and comparing Mara to some of the other stuffy royal suitors.

    ?She named him?? He grinned at Luke. ?Like one would name a pet pittin?? Han laughed. ?Did she say, ?Luke he?s adorable, can I keep him???

    [face_laugh] [face_laugh][face_laugh]
  10. Hazel

    Hazel Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 9, 2010
    You could fix Mark up with a nice girl. ;)

    Oh, those mental pictures are just the thing to make Mara wonder what Luke looks like under those blacks. [face_blush]
  11. LouQuinn

    LouQuinn Jedi Knight star 4

    Feb 14, 2010
    Okay, this is just unnerving. I need to be in my haven: a place where Luke and Mara are together :p
  12. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Feb 25, 2010
    ?Hey Kid,? Han reached out and squeezed his shoulder. ?You?ll find someone.?

    ?Han, I don?t want just someone,? Luke said glumly. ?It has to be someone strong enough to handle living with a Jedi. I?m dangerous to be around.?

    NOT Callista! NOT Callista! NOT Callista!!! LALALALALALA! And not Cray either!

    Tehehehe. Me thinks both Luke and Mara are in denial!
  13. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha 2 Truths 1 Lie Host star 8 VIP - Game Host

    Aug 31, 2004
    The Han-Luke scene [face_laugh] [face_laugh] Oh YES! I'm in so total agreement with Briannakin! NOT CRAY/CALLISTA!

    Oooh, naughty stuff Mark's been concentrating on -- is Mara so sure it was just a prank? LOL He probably has fantasies about her, and I'm definitely sure Luke does [face_mischief]

    Oooh, looking forward to their sparring match, where they'll end up in very close quarters, pushing each other's snark buttons, and then Luke will get ... impulsive and kiss Mara, and she'll really, really like it LOL


  14. CurtisZidaneZiraa

    CurtisZidaneZiraa Jedi Padawan star 1

    Nov 18, 2010
    Bwahahaha! [face_laugh] This is so funny! I can see Luke being a prankster - some EU stuff painted both Leia and Anakin as pranksters. There's a Star Wars Tales that has Leia dropping a balloon of purple paint on governor Tarkin. :D
  15. Piper057

    Piper057 Jedi Youngling star 2

    Nov 26, 2009
    He was like a mischievous little boy; a boy with an infectious grin and piercing blue eyes.

    Impossible to resist. [face_love] :D

    Did she say, ?Luke he?s adorable, can I keep him???

    [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh]
  16. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

    Nov 1, 2004
    Thanks everybody for reading and taking the time to comment. Don't worry, this fic is a Callista Free zone. I don't know about Cray. If this ends up a L/M bootknocking fic then Mark needs a girl. Maybe Cray. [face_laugh] What do you think?
  17. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

    Nov 1, 2004
    ?We should be to Coruscant in three days,? Luke commented to Mara as they practiced with their lightsabers in the ship?s gymnasium.

    Mara blocked and parried Luke?s attacks. Her body still ached from C?baoth?s Force lightning assaults, but she wasn?t going to let Skywalker see any weakness. She was astonished at the ease Luke defended himself. He wasn?t even breaking a sweat. She attacked, parried, advanced and feinted, but she couldn?t get past his guard.

    ?What are you going to do with Mark when we get there?? Mara asked the Jedi.

    ?There are cloning specialist there who want to do some tests on him,? Luke said between strikes. ?I don?t think he will undergo a debrief since he never actually interacted with C?baoth. He really doesn?t have anything to give Intel.?

    ?Medical tests,? Mara protested. ?I hope they?re not going to poke and prod him like some test animal. He?s a person.?

    Luke gave her a shocked look. ?No, they just want to make sure he is healthy. Clones can have health problems.?

    Mara relaxed. ?Good.?

    After another twenty minutes of sparring the affects of the strenuous exercise began to slow her down. ?I need to rest, Skywalker,? she said as she shut down the saber.

    ?Let?s take a break then.? He deactivated his weapon. ?I?m sorry, I didn?t realize you are still suffering from your injuries.?

    ?I?m just a little sore,? Mara confessed.

    Luke walked over to the wall and grabbed Mara?s water bottle and brought it to her. ?Here, you need to hydrate.?

    She took a long swig from the bottle. ?Thanks.?

    "So, how is the Force training going?" Luke asked.

    Mara shrugged his shoulders. ?As good as can be expected from a person who was taken out of stasis a few days ago.?

    ?That bad,? Luke joked.

    ?No, not bad, but Mark likes distracting me. I don?t think we have gotten more than a hour of training before he does something to throw me off.?

    ?Oh really, like what??

    Mara hesitated, not wanting to tell Luke. ?I don?t know? He likes to tease me. He?s like a teenager.?

    ?What can a week old clone do to tease the former Emperor?s Hand?? Luke asked curiously.

    Mara started to panic. Why was he pressing her about this? Luke must have seen those embarrassing images Mark was projecting. Mara?s stomach knotted as she imagined what Luke thought of the situation.

    ?He just likes to joke around.? Suddenly uncomfortable, all she wanted to do was get away from the Jedi. ?I think I will go to my room and clean up,? she said hesitantly as she handed him his saber.

    Luke looked like he wanted to object and continue their conversation, but then changed his mind. ?Okay,? he said softly as he went to pick up his towel and water bottle. He turned to Mara. ?Will I see you at dinner??

    She shook her head. ?I promised Mark I would have dinner with him tonight.? She gave him an apologetic look. ?I?d invite you to come, but without him knowing how to shield?maybe tomorrow.?

    Luke nodded. ?Okay,? he gave her a wave as she left the gym. Mara couldn?t help but notice he looked disappointed. She hoped he didn?t think she was avoiding him. After her release from Palpatine?s last command any hostility she had for the Jedi faded away.

    "Mara wait," Luke called out as he jogged toward her in the hallway.

    She turned and waited for him to catch up. ?Yes??

    He stood there for a moment looking nervous as if trying to build up the courage to say something. ?Here,? he handed her the lightsaber she used during practice.

    She looked at him confused. ?Are you lending it to me??

    He smiled shyly. ?No, I want you to have it.? He reached out and rested his hand on the saber. ?This was my father?s lightsaber. I lost it along with my hand on Cloud City and you used it to save my life on Wayland. I couldn?t think of anybody more deserving to have it.?

    Mara looked down at the saber and to Luke?s hand slightly touching hers. Luke shuffled his feet nervously before breaking contact from her.

    Mara was completely overwhelmed by the gesture. ?Luke,? she whispered, ?I can?t take thi
  18. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Feb 25, 2010
    Awww! Luke all flustered is adorable!

    Great chapter! I hope Luke gets up the nerve to ask Mara out... and that she doesn't reject him
  19. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha 2 Truths 1 Lie Host star 8 VIP - Game Host

    Aug 31, 2004

    Ahhhhh! JL, :* :* I adore the giving Mara the saber scene, no matter how many different ways it's written. And yes, Luke got a hug!!!!! from Mara. Yess!!!! :) !!! Next time, hons, let's do it without the embarrassment and throw in some "tonsil hockey" [face_laugh]


    One ginormous difference right there between Mark and Luke--! :p :mad: Luke would never play with Mara by pretending to be something he wasn't; he might perceive himself a certain way and act accordingly, but in doing so, he would be authentic.

    And if Mara and/or Luke picks up this golly gee who me is just a routine/show, oops! ;)

  20. Book-Geek

    Book-Geek Jedi Knight star 3

    May 28, 2011

    This has got to be my non-spoken line thus far![face_love]

    Mark seems to enjoy getting on Luke's nerves. But he's right. Luke needs to man up and ask Mara out.
  21. Hazel

    Hazel Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 9, 2010
    I guess it's a possibility. Another possibility would be Jem Ysanna. ;)

    It seems that Mark likes to get on everyone's nerves. He is driving both Mara and Luke up a wall.

    Fun, fun update! [face_laugh]
  22. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

    Nov 1, 2004
    If Mara rejects Luke then somebody hacked into my account and is writing my fic.
    That would be good. I want to prevent Dark Empire from ever happening.
    That's what I was telling him for ten years in the profics!
    Thanks I will eventually get those two kissing. It took ten years and a Force intervention in the profics, getting them together in this fic is going to be quicker and less subtle.
  23. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

    Nov 1, 2004

    Have you thought about where he is going to live once he is cleared by the Coruscanti doctors?? Mara asked.

    Luke looked up from his meal. They were in the ship?s main galley eating lunch. ?If we can get him to shield, he could live with me, but that doesn?t look like it?s going to happen anytime soon.?

    Mara looked down at the fried tubers she was snacking on. ?I?ve been trying.?

    ?I know,? he said then looked up in thought. ?I guess I can arrange for an apartment for him in the Imperial Palace. Leia has her quarters there and I have a small apartment,? he paused for a moment. ?I can probably get you a place there if you want?unless you?re going to go back to the Wild Karrde.?

    Luke had such an expectant look on his face she almost said yes?but she couldn?t. ?I plan on going back to Karrde?s organization. I need a job to pay the bills.?

    She felt his disappointment through the Force, but he kept his face neutral. ?Understandable.?

    ?Getting him an apartment and not having him chaperoned might be a problem,? Mara said wryly.

    ?Why is that??

    She chuckled. ?Luke, he has the flash-imprinting of a soldier and right now he has no job, therefore he?s like a soldier on leave. Have you ever seen what stormtroopers do while on leave??

    Luke shook his head. ?I never really thought about it. I was never good at spotting troopers when they were out of uniform.?

    Mara raised an eyebrow. ?I have worked with my fair share of soldiers on various missions. They work hard and they play hard.?
    She paused in thought. "You were a pilot, think back to what your buddies did during their time off."

    Luke groaned.

    She sat back in her chair and smiled. ?Can you imagine him sneaking off to a pub looking just like the famous Luke Skywalker? The ladies would be all over him. I can see him now doing body shots off of female Skywalker groupies and levitating pitchers of ale over to the table to impress them.?

    Luke balked at that assumption. ?Mara, women haven?t exactly thrown themselves at me.?

    ?That?s because of your upbringing. You grew up on a farm with a family to guide you. You avoid compromising situations,? Mara reminded him. ?You?re much more mature. Mark only has trooper imprinting as a guide.?

    ?I don?t like the idea of him getting out of control in public.? He hesitated. ?Do you think he wants a girlfriend?? Luke stared intently at Mara waiting for her response.

    Mara shrugged her shoulders. ?What heterosexual guy wouldn?t want a girlfriend, but that isn?t the real problem.?

    ?What?s the problem then??

    Mara shook her head at Luke?s naivety. ?The problem isn?t him dating, but him falling prey to a less than virtuous woman. What if some female goes after him because she thinks he?s you?and he gets her pregnant??

    Luke?s eyes went wide. ?That wouldn?t be good.?

    Mara nodded in agreement. ?Exactly?and then the gossip-holos get a hold of this, there?s a paternity test and surprise, surprise you are the father. Do you think the judge is going to accept the ?It wasn?t me but my clone? defense??

    ?I could bring him to court,? Luke countered.

    ?And the floozy who is trying to get money or fame from having a Skywalker baby will insist the ?real? Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker is the one who did the deed.? Mara shook her head in disbelief. ?You need somebody to watch him?to keep him out of trouble. At least until he matures some more.?

    ?I can ask my sister.? He was thinking out loud. ?I can?t watch him myself until he learns how to shield.?

    ?I could ask Karrde if he can join our crew,? Mara offered. ?I can keep an eye on him and there is little chance he could get into trouble on board a ship.?

    Luke looked unnerved at the suggestion. ?I couldn?t ask you to do that,? he said quickly. ?I know how annoying he can be.?

    Mara smiled. ?He loves to push my buttons, but he is not being malicious. I?m getting used to having him around.? She took another bite of her meal. ?You have to admit having him on Coruscant can be a problem. I think this is a good plan, at least unti
  24. JediMara77

    JediMara77 Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Mar 5, 2004
    Mark working with Karrde is a great idea.

    Luke, Luke, can never just come out an ask the girl on a date, can you? Oh well, it wouldn't be Luke otherwise.

    Mara and Mark - LOL at him saying she's a mother-figure. It makes sense, though. And their little plan to test Luke's jealousy...I have a bad (and good) feeling about this. LOL.
  25. Hazel

    Hazel Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 9, 2010
    This plan could end up being very good or very bad [face_thinking] I'm hoping for good. :D