Title: The God of Second Chances: The Journal of Breha Amidala Solo Author: Divapilot Characters: OCs, Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, Jaina Solo, others Time frame: NJO/Post-Vong Summary: The course of true love never did run smooth. Genre: adventure; romance Notes: Written for the Dear Diary 2015 (DD15) Challenge. Original characters written for the story http://boards.theforce.net/threads/true-blue-ocs-h-l-l-m-kiana-ti-kyp-etc-for-mods-dare-challenge-final-authors-replies.50023681/]True Blue.[/url] As always, my OCs, the Maker’s action figures, Mickey’s sandbox. Spoiler: links to related fics All']http://boards.theforce.net/threads/all-i-have-to-give-au-ocs-oc-revolution-winter-challenge-response.50026484/] All I Have to Give[/url] - takes place between ch 9 and 10 of this story. http://boards.theforce.net/threads/true-blue-ocs-h-l-l-m-kiana-ti-kyp-etc-for-mods-dare-challenge-final-authors-replies.50023681/]True Blue[/url] - takes place three years before the start of this story. *** Spoiler: cover compliments of Ewok Poet The God of Second Chances: The Journal of Breha Amidala Solo *** Spoiler: Author’s Notes First of all, many thanks to Nyota’s Heart for inspiring this saga by posting a dare challenge last year that resulted in “True Blue.” The characters I created for “True Blue” have been fleshed out in this sequel of sorts. There are significant AU differences in this work from the established Expanded Universe. The first, of course, is the addition of a fourth Solo child, Breha Amidala Solo. She is my creation and does not exist in the EU. I have also condensed some of the timing most notably by moving up Jag and Jaina’s marriage and Jag’s ascension to the imperial throne. Additionally, I have completely disregarded the Killik wars, which I found needless and just icky because bugs. In my AU Jacen never becomes sithy, instead he has severe PTSD as a result of the mission to Myrkr, which resulted in Anakin Solo’s death. This makes more sense to me; Jacen was always a tender soul in the Jedi Academy series and how he could become a monster never seemed to make sense. If you are so inclined, I have detailed the Barolian religion that Blue follows in the fanon post [link=[url]http://boards.theforce.net/thr...iscussion-world-building.50024318/page-7]here[/url]. [/link] (scroll down) Spoiler: OC character list Breha Amidala Solo (Bree): youngest of the four children of Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo. Unlike her siblings, she is not Force sensitive. She tends to be overprotective but devoted to those she loves, especially when it concerns her boyfriend Blue. Blue (Ryoki Akahai): a medic who serves on the refugee transport ship Alisander. He has a history of drug addiction and incarceration, which he struggles to put behind him. As a result he is deeply ethical. He loves Bree very much. Thom: Blue's best friend on the Alisander. Thom means well but doesn't always understand how close Blue is to his addiction. Captain Bel Sia: Captain of the Alisander. She recognized Blue's potential and brought him aboard as her ship's medic, an act for which he is deeply grateful. Derek: First mate of the Alisander. He has quietly supported his friend Blue, especially in protecting him from potential legal trouble and by keeping the ship's alcohol stores tightly secured to prevent any temptations. Zara: a Zeltron refugee saved from exploitation by Bree and Blue. She returns their kindness with loyalty and friendship.  </open file/> After establishing my work over the last three years at the refugee camp on Tanis, I’ve been asked to document the travels of a set of refugees from the beginning of their journey to their next destination. I’m excited because I have arranged that the Alisander will be the ship that will transport us. It worked out well; the ship is slated to arrive anyway and Captain Sia is willing to take on another refugee transport. Of course, the real reason I can’t wait to see the Alisander arrive at dock is that I can finally get a chance to work beside Blue, the ship’s medic. He is an intelligent, talented healer, and he is a kind and passionate man. I know this because I’ve known him for more than three years, and he is the one I gave my heart to. It’s been two months since I’ve seen him. It feels like two years. Every time he leaves, all the color drains out of my life. Then when he comes back, it’s like Fete Week for his entire stay. Having him here with me again is like feeling the sun on my face after a storm. Everything is brighter and warmer when he’s with me. I get that there are some people who criticize us. They think that because I’m a member of one of the most important families in the galaxy -- a granddaughter of not just one but two queens, the last Viceroy of Alderaan, and of the Hero With No Fear, and a daughter of the last Princess of Alderaan and the hero of the Rebellion -- then I should have chosen someone more influential or at least more palatable to the public. Certainly not someone whose legal name is Parolee 735204, a convicted drug dealer who served three years in prison for negligent homicide in the death of his friend. They say I can do better. I should do better. I have a duty to do better. I don’t care what they think. They don’t know Blue the way I do. We have pushed through so much together. He was beside me in my loneliest days, holding me and wiping away my tears. I defended him when he believed he had been forsaken by everyone. He knows my darkest times and I know his. Anyone who presumes to tell me that “I can do better” does not understand. He will always be my Blue and I will always be his Bree.