Thanks benknobi1, Jade_eyes, Hazel, and Briannakin for reading and taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it. I will soon be introducing Jaden and Talon Tantiss in the story Sacrifices, so this will explain a little of their back story. ~JL~ ____________________________________________ Entry 8 Things have been quieting down a bit. My story is becoming old news and now the top Holonet story involves some Gungan song rapper. It became a holonet sensation and now everybody is making their own version of the holo. It is ridiculously stupid. The main chorus is “Messa do it Gungan Style”. Hopefully after that dies down it will be replaced by a holo of cute pittins wearing hats. Mom has been giving dad fits though. Most of the people in the Temple don’t know Dad is a clone. He has kept that a secret for a long while. I know the Skywalkers, Solos, Horns, Solusars, and the Wild Karde crew all know, but few others do. She told dad that she has been getting dirty looks and people are whispering behind her back and believe she had an affair with my Uncle Luke. She told dad she is thinking about moving out of the Temple. That freaked out my dad out because he thought she was leaving him. I don’t know why he would believe that. I think deep down he has some self-esteem problem about being a clone. I know he had told me he keeps it secret because he wasn’t sure how people would react. He didn’t care about himself, but it would hurt him if people discriminated against his family because they thought him less than human. He said he knew the Old Republic had no problems building a slave clone army and using them as cannon fodder against the Separatist Droid Army. Dad did a lot of research on the clone wars. It is a sore subject for him. When we talk about Jedi ethics he always points out the hypocrisy. Part of the old Jedi code said “The Jedi will respect all life, in any form”. He thought the clones were treated inhumanly. They had no choice in their fate. Deserters were hunted down and killed. Anyway, Dad is sure there is still lingering bias against clones and wanted to keep things secret, but he didn’t want to move his family out of the safety of the Temple, so we had a family meeting. My older brother Jaden, me and my parents all sat together and discussed our options. Mom never really cared that Dad was a clone. Jaden said he can care less if Dad revealed the truth. I wasn’t sure what reaction I would get from my friends, but I didn’t want my mother to be viewed as some home-wrecking woman. We decided the Jedi should know…at least the ones who lived in the temple that my mother would have contact with. Uncle Luke got the Masters and Jedi together and revealed that Dad is his clone. After the laughter subsided, Uncle Luke explained the obvious differences between the two men. My mother was relieved and decided to continue living in the temple. Everybody seemed very supportive. I hope this ends the controversy.