Title: The Brightest of the Stars (When Teebo Met Latara) Author: Ewok Poet Genre: Character study, romance Characters: Teebo, Latara, Batcheela, Warok, Lumat, Zephee, Bozzie, Paploo, Kneesaa, Wicket, Chief Chirpa, Logray (all ECs), Luufi, Yehan (Teebo and Latara's children, OCs), Fashkaa (OC, previously appeared in the last chapter of Snowed In), the "Twig" and "Kami" characters from A Rough Trade. Timeframe: Prologue and epilogue take place in 15 ABY. The actual story takes place in 7 and 6 BBY. "The Adventures of Teebo: A Tale of Magic and Suspense" is assumed to have taken place sometime between the second and third chapter of this story. Rating: PG Length: Five chapters - prologue, chapters 1-3 and the epilogue. cca 10 000 words. Beta: The ever-so-patient Findswoman Summary: A wokling unaware of his nature powers does not like attention and he lets his fears of others guide him, unaware that he is different for a good reason. And then he meets a girl who is his polar opposite. Many years later, he gets the opportunity to tell the story to his daughter and a couple that faced their own hardships, in a world that was initially nothing like his own. This story takes place one day after About a Boy and is otherwise something that would never end up being posted in its current form. For one, it was planned to be a short anecdote near the end of an upcoming 100+ chapter fic and the only way to tell it like this would have been a flashback. I found out that the same was the case for About a Boy - sharing Yehan's past hardships would have not been fitting for the narrative of the said longfic. So, this is an extra scene type of a thing, but not quite. Some extremely nerdy notes on Ewoks Spoiler Joe Johnston's 1984 story "The Adventures of Teebo: A Tale of Magic and Suspense" has Duloks, then led by King Vulgarr, kidnapping all the other Bright Tree Village woklings. Teebo, then an awkward, withdrawn wokling teased by others and continuously sensory overwhelmed due to the Force-sensitivity he is not aware of, goes after them. The only other wokling named in the story is Malani, who is very, very young, barely able to walk. Since some Starlog and Star Wars Insider guides and cues in some episodes (e.g. in Tree of Light, Teebo is old enough to go on the quest) have established Teebo as slightly older than his peers at the beginning of the Ewoks cartoon, Kneesaa's age was estimated at 14, Wicket's at 12 and Malani's at 6-8 (which I took to mean the age one receives their first hood - I went with 7). And, as I have previously stressed at the time I wrote my first Ewoks fic - it's impossible that all the Ewoks comics, books, cartoons et cetera took the place one year before the Battle of Endor. For so many reasons. I have my own timeline, which places the first season of the Ewoks cartoon one year before the Battle of Yavin, thus making the Imperial presence at the end of the second season believable and fitting with what Palpatine was doing when he was creating the second Death Star. With all of this in mind, I determined Teebo to have been 15 around the time of the first season of Ewoks, about 19 for Return of the Jedi. He was definitely about 7-8 in "The Adventures of Teebo: A Tale of Magic and Suspense", given an infant-to-toddler Malani. Since he's himself a bare-headed wokling in the first chapter of his story, it takes place in 7 BBY, so does the second chapter. The third chapter takes place a year later, in 6 BBY. All of this allows me to set 8 snows/years as the age when the woklings get their first hoods. My backstory for Latara is entirely fanon - but it would explain her absence from all the Ewoks comics but one. It would also explain why her mother looks noticeably younger than the other mothers. RomCom All The Way! This is my response to the Rom Com Challenge in the OTP Thread. The list of challenge prompts gave me the following: Group 1: Debilitating phobia Group 2: Dare challenge lost Posting Schedule This is solely to compile with the challenge rules, given that one of the prompts is not shown before the epilogue, while the other is present throughout the story. Prologue - November 15th Chapter 01 - November 24st Chapter 02 - November 29th Chapter 03 - December 04th Epilogue - December 09th I wrote a lot of it This post should provide you with a list of my stories. P.S. Yes, I know, I have some yet to be finished shorter multi-chapter stories, as well as four longfics, other challenge responses, prizes and gifts on my plate; but this is the only way that I can meet the requirements and get this out of the way in order to get other things done. As somebody wiser than me once said, I never made a pretense of living with good sense, it's really not my strong suit. P.P.S. Spoiler I'm not saying that Twig is Anjie Mencuri, but...Twig is Anjie Mencuri.