Aww, thank you so much! They're just such fun and fabulous characters to write about, with such a range of emotions, and I love that at the heart of their story is their bond as a family and their love for one another. Once again, Zeb + baby= SQUEE! Jacen's not quite a baby anymore; he's got a mind of his own now, so watch out Uncle Zebby! Despite all the travails of being the babysitter to a Force-powered toddler, Zeb comes through with flying colors. The persistence and planning he learned in the military comes in handy (and I remember those days...dealing with a toddler can feel like a battle at times!) But he's always got that softer side just below the cranky surface and he's there for snuggles and stories as much as the Serious Business of feeding and bedtime. Nothing's sweeter than a sleeping kiddo, especially sleeping next to a caretaker who's sleeping the sleep of the just. And, awwww, I hadn’t thought of that, but yes, it is rather like Kanan and Hera’s snuggly date night Zeb really does deserve that kiss for all he’s gone through during the evening, and I’m sure Hera knows how lucky she and Jacen are to have such a devoted space!uncle in their family. I’m sure Sabine can appreciate it, both as a warrior and an artist. He’s brought bucket bashing to its pinnacle. Hey, if you’re going to do it, do it right...and have some fun at the same time! You know, I think I’d just as soon leave it to the imagination, because the carnage must have been horrific. To wipe out an entire species...it just beggars the imagination to think that the Empire would commit such an atrocity. For Zeb to wake up surrounded by that horror, his heart must truly have disintegrated. Maybe I’ll write a story about Lira San someday....or maybe I’ll leave that up to @Findswoman The Lasat could hardly do less for two of their own after hearing their story I think Jacen’s arrival does bring some consolation to the Spectres. It doesn’t erase their loss, but his birth gives them some hope and joy after all they’ve been through. They’re still a family, and Uncle Zeb is going to make sure that Jacen knows his father. Jacen’s just a toddler—he’s testing his limits and seeing what he can do, because that’s the Serious Work of a toddler. Kids are born scientists—“Hmm, what happens if I do this? Ok, what if I do it again? And again?” And as for the spoiler—it seems to be his lot in life, doesn’t it? I guess toddlers are born Rebels, too. Especially ones from Rebellious space!families! Yep, Zeb’s a quick study—good thing, too. Even the most stubborn kid will eat when they get hungry—maybe just one carrot stick, but they’ll eat. And I can neither confirm nor deny being tempted to use Zeb’s methods on my own kid. Aww, Zeb would make such a good dad...stern when necessary, but with a softer touch when that’s called for (paging @Findswoman to do that story, someday ) He’s family, after all. And how could she not want to kiss the big purple lug when he’s sleeping so angelically. [quoteProbably one of the most original drabble sets, ever! [/QUOTE]Thank you! This was my first attempt at telling a story with linked drabbles, and I have to say it was fun!