Thank you so much for the likes and the compliment! I think I can get away with replying right now as you've bounced it back to the top of the sub-forum. On Locke: I'm not quite done with Locke yet. He still has a role to play in this story. And he comes back for a much bigger role in my Episode IX story. On the bit I highlighted... your insight serves you well. There's that other 'mistake' he made. I haven't mentioned that yet... There's a lot I haven't revealed yet about fanfic Rey here. You'll find out a lot more of what and who she is in my IX story. I work in mental health. As I see it Rey has severe PTSD and dissociative disorder, all of which has been magnified by her Force sensitivity. She is basically a trauma victim and Kylo knew this. You could say it's her kryptonite and every hero in every story needs a weakness. There is an explanation for the hints I've dropped about Rey and there is an explanation for why Leia isn't already dead. You'll find out pretty soon. Yep. There are consequences... some of which will be explored much more in IX. Thank you! I try to provide cliffhanger endings with some chapters to keep readers interested and I prefer the 'gradual reveal', so you gradually get the bits of a much larger jigsaw puzzle. As I say, not everything will be explained in this story. I have an Episode IX story ready to go. My friend Claire1976 is reviewing it chapter by chapter as I write this, and I will start posting it as soon as I'm done with this one. I also have a much greater mystery that gradually unfolds regarding Snoke and the nature of the Force which I hope folks will find interesting. Thank you. I wasn't sure what to do with the story at first... it almost didn't see the light of day at all, and in fact if it wasn't for Claire1976 I probably would have deleted it. I am easily deterred and much of this story was written under duress at work over a two week period, so bits of it are rushed. I understand now that lack of feedback does not necessarily equate to lack of readership, in fact I have been very encouraged by good 'viewership' figures even if many of those may simply be the curious seeing what's here. I know now from what feedback I've had that it was worth doing this and I'm perfectly happy if even just one person wants to read it. I posted this at a rapid rate because I want it completely out of the way before we learn much more about the actual film. I think a full trailer is not too far away. Whilst I understand that even though this story will be at variance with the real thing, that some readers won't mind that. Nonetheless it may put off others. That's fine, but I still think it's about timing to some degree.