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  1. SweetPea

    SweetPea Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Title: Wedge Antilles? Guide to Improvisational Parenting

    Author: SweetPea

    Timeframe: Syal?s eight so...NJO?

    Characters: Wedge, Syal

    Genre: Humor, fluff, vignette

    Summary: Wedge?s parenting skills are put to the test when Syal asks him for advice.

    Disclaimer: I don?t own Star Wars, and I?m not getting paid for this.

    Special thanks to Jesina_Dreis, beta extraordinaire

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    ?Dad.?

    ?Hrmm??

    ?Dad.?

    ?Mfff.?

    ?Dad.?

    I jerked my head up off my desk where I had fallen asleep on top of a stack of datacards. Blinking groggily, I looked over to the source of the interruption.

    Syal stood there with an air of seriousness that one usually doesn?t expect from an eight-year-old. ?What is it, sweetie?? I asked hoarsely, then cleared my throat.

    ?I have to do a presentation in front of the whole class for school tomorrow,? she replied mournfully.

    I was filled with a surge of pride that was surely disproportionate to the news she had given me. A presentation. Wow, it was only yesterday she was learning to talk...

    ?Oh?? I asked animatedly. ?On what?? If it?s on the total uselessness of the New Republic bureaucracy, I have a whole bunch of datacards here you could use.

    ?Ewoks,? she answered.

    Kriff.

    I wrinkled my forehead and shook my head slowly. ?Uh...huh. Maybe you should ask your mom for help with that, hon, I don?t really know much about...? I trailed off. Good, Antilles. That was casual. I don?t think she could smell the fear...

    ?Oh, I?m already done with the presentation, Daddy. I mean, I?m doing it tomorrow. How dumb of me would it be to leave it til the night before??

    ?Oh! Right. Of course. Right.? Phew, dodged that one. I turned and started sorting the datacards on my desk, relieved that that conversation was over.

    Wait. She?s still standing there. What could she??Oh! Uh...did...did you want to practice it for me??

    ?I already practiced it for Mom,? she said.

    ?Good, good...? The Force is with me, after all. I looked at my chrono. ?Well, it?s late, Syal. You should be getting to bed.?

    ?Daddy, I?m scared.?

    My mind was still foggy from my unplanned nap. ?Of the Ewoks?? I asked confusedly.

    ?No, Daddy, of the presentation. I told you, I have to get up in front of the whole class.? She huffed, frustrated by my inability to see what this was all about. ?Daddy, I don?t want to talk in front of all of those people. What should I do?? She now had tears streaming down her face.

    I held my arms out and let her climb up into my lap. ?Wellll...when I was nervous about my first briefing as head of the Rogues, your Uncle Wes suggested I picture everyone naked.? It was a disastrous suggestion. Five minutes in, I couldn?t take my eyes off of Ackbar, realizing I did not have an extensive enough knowledge of Mon Calamari anatomy to complete the exercise.

    Syal made a face. ?Dad, that?s gross.? Her voice dropped to a conspiratorial whisper. ?There are boys in my class.?

    ?Oh! Right...yes, I can see how that would be a problem...? I scratched my chin thoughtfully. Well, when that hadn?t worked, Luke had suggested?

    ?You could try a Jedi relaxation technique.?

    ?Dad, I?m not a Jedi.?

    ?I know, sweetie, but...? What had Luke said? ?the Force is, uh, all around us, and uh...anyone, even non-Jedi can...tap into its...uh, calming energies.? As I spoke, I clarified my point with what I deemed to be appropriate hand gestures. I coughed and looked at Syal, who had an expression of unmitigated skepticism on her face.

    ?Uh-huh...? she said uncertainly. ?So how would I do this Jedi....thing??

    ?First you clear your mind of all thoughts, and take deep, cleansing breaths.? Listen to me. Wedge Antilles, Jedi Master.

    ?Cleansing breaths. Right. And then what?? Syal said doubtfully.

    Huh. I had forgotten. I turned my mind back to the conversation Luke and I had so many ye
     
  2. Rowan_Jade

    Rowan_Jade Jedi Master star 3

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    Nov 14, 2003
    [face_whistling]


    Hmmmm..... something to be said for reading whilst at work....


    FIRST POST!!!!! Woot!


    Now, to read...........[face_thinking]




    Spee!!! OH! SPEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

    *tear in eyes*
    [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh]

    OW!!! now my side hurts!


    Cough!!


    Can't

    [face_laugh]
    Go

    [face_laugh]

    On

    [face_laugh]

    Laughing


    [face_laugh]

    too

    [face_laugh]

    hard!!!!


    Oh....Spee! You're good!!!! I haven't laughed this hard in a looooooooooooong time (well except at some of the stuff in the Spamfest)

    ?Ewoks,? she answered.

    Kriff.


    I can hear the cringe on this :D

    I don?t think she could smell the fear...

    Oh, but Wedgie my friend, she can...they ALL can smell the fear...

    ?Of the Ewoks??

    [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh]

    You should talk to unka Wes about the Terror of the Ewok Attack!

    Listen to me. Wedge Antilles, Jedi Master.

    Eeeeep!!! Plot Bunnies!!!!

    walked to the other side of the room and started to bang my head against the wall.

    He KNOWS!!!! I use this technique ALL the time! Let me tell you, IT WORKS!!


    Lie, Antilles. Lie like you?ve never lied before.

    *snicker* *snort* *snrk*

    Spam! Like you've never spammed before!!!

    ~~~
    Out-STANDING! I LOVE This Spee!
    *note to self, add MORE titles to Spee's already hefty title list...

    Spee
    High Minister of Barefoot Frolicking
    High Lady of ID Checking
    Empress of Antilles Comedies

    PS, huh, they stole my flippin icon again... so what do ya think, kinda Evil Yoda--- fits me huh?
     
  3. djcati

    djcati Jedi Master star 4

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    Mar 20, 2004
    iloveitiloveitsomuch

    Syal is so cute, and omg, Wedge is such a brilliant dad.

    Listen to me. Wedge Antilles, Jedi Master.

    XD


    All right. The whole thing made me laugh, and it was so cute, and I love it. And that is all I can think of to say. <3

     
  4. Jesina_Dreis

    Jesina_Dreis Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 8, 2004
    ?Of the Ewoks?? I asked confusedly.

    SOO natural for him to ask that...because we all know that he is. :p

    ?Cleansing breaths. Right. And then what?? Syal said doubtfully.

    Huh. I had forgotten. I turned my mind back to the conversation Luke and I had so many years ago. We had been in our quarters at the Endor base...

    ?Cleansing breaths. Right. And then what?? I said doubtfully.


    Well, she's her father's daughter. :)


    So, Ro, you got plot bunnies on Wedge Antilles, Jedi Master too, huh?

    I love it, Spee!


    Jes
     
  5. zettazofia

    zettazofia Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Apr 12, 2004
    Nothing much to say but awwwwwwwww....
    I can picture that happening.
    And loved Wedge's reaction to Ewoks. :)
     
  6. Anakin Starkiller

    Anakin Starkiller Jedi Master star 1

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    Very nice piece. I am way behind on the EU continuity (did not follow the NJO) so I did not know The Great one was married with kids. (Who did he marry? Mirax?)

    I wonder if any of her "uncles" or mom clued her in to the great Ewok pilot, Lt. Kettch?
     
  7. Jesina_Dreis

    Jesina_Dreis Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 8, 2004
    I know this isn't my thread, but I don't know if SweetPea is around.

    Anakin Starkiller - Wedge married Iella Wessiri, an NRI agent (formerly of CorSec) and Corran Horn's partner - who is, incidentally, married to Mirax (and most hated by Booster Terrik).
    And Wedge has two kids, Myri (the eldest) and Syal.


    Jes
     
  8. Rowan_Jade

    Rowan_Jade Jedi Master star 3

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    Nov 14, 2003
    Go Beta Girl!!!


    And Virtual Big Sister to small helpless posters (snicker, Valin)

    And Virtual Information Giver to All Who Are Lost

    And, Well, FIEND!!!! :p
     
  9. djcati

    djcati Jedi Master star 4

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    Mar 20, 2004
    And Wedge has two kids, Myri (the eldest) and Syal.

    Isn't Syal the oldest?
     
  10. padawan lunetta

    padawan lunetta Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    May 15, 1999
    lol! Aww this was sweet, loved the Wedge Antilles, Jedi master line too... and what he was thinking during the Death Star run.

    His advice was really sweet, and his sudden picking her up and taking her to bed, and then realizing he hadn't lied at all. Very nice. :)
     
  11. SweetPea

    SweetPea Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Dec 8, 2004
    Woo-hoo, people are reading. :)

    Ro

    I haven't laughed this hard in a looooooooooooong time
    Glad I could be of service :D

    I can hear the cringe on this
    Good! You're meant to...poor Wedge...

    add MORE titles to Spee's already hefty title list...
    *Chest puffs out*

    kinda Evil Yoda--- fits me huh?
    You mean cause he's evil, and old? ;)

    Eeeeep!!! Plot Bunnies!!!!
    Oooo, are you going to write us a Jedi Master Wedge fic??

    Out-STANDING! I LOVE This Spee!
    Aw, shucks. [face_blush] Thanks Ro.

    djcati

    Wedge is such a brilliant dad.
    I think so too ;) So many dads are great fathers and don't really realize it because they are just making things up as they go along :)

    The whole thing made me laugh, and it was so cute, and I love it.
    Thanks! I enjoy making people laugh.

    Jes

    I love it, Spee!
    Thank you, Esteemed Author and Beta Queen! :D

    Well, she's her father's daughter
    Hehe, I'm glad you caught that little part.

    Thanks for answering Anakin's question. But see below...

    zettazofia

    Nothing much to say but awwwwwwwww....
    Awwwwww, thanks ;)

    Anakin_Starkiller

    Jes beat me to your question (she's just a font of information :D) BUT! djcati is right, Syal is the oldest. At least Rebel Dream says so, Jes got me all paranoid and I checked. :p

    I wonder if any of her "uncles" or mom clued her in to the great Ewok pilot, Lt. Kettch?
    Hehehe. I'm sure Uncle Wes did, can you imagine him talking to Wedge's kids and not bringing up Ewoks?

    Luney

    loved the Wedge Antilles, Jedi master line too... and what he was thinking during the Death Star run.
    I mean, I know that's what I'm thinking every time I give a presentation :D

    Very nice.
    Thank you!
     
  12. RedGold

    RedGold Jedi Master star 4

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    Nov 29, 2004
    That was so darn cute and loverly!

    I laughed, I almost cried!

    Wedge rocks!
     
  13. R_Zion

    R_Zion Jedi Master star 4

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    Nov 23, 2004
    LOL! My word, that was good... and creative! Definately not a story you see every day ^_^

    I must say, your story definately left me with a smile on my face. :D

    Oh, and great title, by the way!
     
  14. Jesina_Dreis

    Jesina_Dreis Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I was going by what Speldorian said in the Birth Register in Resource

    *shrugs*

    Yeah, you're right.
    That Birth Register needs to be resurrected and repaired.
     
  15. djcati

    djcati Jedi Master star 4

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    I was going by both Union and Rebel Dream. :p

    A lot of things in that Birth Register are messed up though... o_O

     
  16. Lady_WinterCelchu

    Lady_WinterCelchu Jedi Youngling star 3

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    perfect mixture of humour and Mush Sweetea
     
  17. Jesina_Dreis

    Jesina_Dreis Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yeah, Cati...I realized that when I noticed it lists several people twice in two different years.

    :)
     
  18. Valin_Halcyon

    Valin_Halcyon Jedi Padawan star 4

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    HeHE. That was good. I wonder what was in Syal's report. I wonder if she asked uncle wes for help...
     
  19. Jesina_Dreis

    Jesina_Dreis Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Oooh. SweetPea, I think you should write a story of Syal going to Wes and asking him for help with her Ewok report. :D
     
  20. SweetPea

    SweetPea Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Red

    That was so darn cute and loverly!
    Thanks! I like the word loverly...so I hope it's not a typo so I look stupid for saying I like it...:D

    I laughed, I almost cried!
    Woo-hoo! About the laughing and crying, I mean.

    Wedge rocks!
    He does indeed.

    R_Zion

    LOL! My word, that was good... and creative!
    Thanks!

    must say, your story definately left me with a smile on my face.
    I aim to please :D

    Oh, and great title, by the way!
    Do you think? I was worried about it.

    Lady_WinterCelchu

    perfect mixture of humour and Mush
    Thanks! There should be a name for humor/mush fics. Like...uh...humush. Huh. That sounds like "hummus."

    Valin

    I wonder if she asked uncle wes for help...
    Hmmmm...interesting idea....

    Valin and Jes

    You evil plot bunny people. Are you in this together?

    djcati and Jes

    What is this Birth Register you speak of? *goes to poke around site*
     
  21. Mirax_Corran

    Mirax_Corran Jedi Master star 4

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    Jan 25, 2005
    CuteCuteCuteCute

    Don'tscrewup don'tscrewup don'tscrewup
    I loved that. It's so funny, but a sweet ending.
     
  22. TKeira_Lea

    TKeira_Lea Jedi Knight star 5

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    Wow! Great job!

    =D=
     
  23. Jesina_Dreis

    Jesina_Dreis Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Fan_Fiction_Writers_Resource/b10304/12944669/p1]Birth Register[/link]

    There ya go, Spee
     
  24. RogueMara

    RogueMara Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Jan 29, 2005
    LOL! tee hee...so cute ^_^ When I read the part about Ewoks I thought "uh-oh..." Dunno why Ewoks give me that sense of Wes-induced doom, lol ;)
     
  25. SweetPea

    SweetPea Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Dec 8, 2004
    Mirax

    CuteCuteCuteCute
    Thanks! :)

    It's so funny, but a sweet ending.
    I was trying to find the right mix of Wedge-is-clueless-and-doesn't-know-what-to-say (funny) and Wedge-is-a-great-dad (sweet). Lots of parents, I think, worry that they are bad parents because they don't know the "right" answers. But to be a good parent you don't need to know the "right" answers, you just need to care (that's my theory anyway).

    TKeira_Lea

    Wow! Great job!
    Ooo, an applausey-face. Thanks! :D

    Jes

    Ooooooh...that Birth Register :p

    Mara

    When I read the part about Ewoks I thought "uh-oh..."
    Hehe, you're thinking like Wedge, then.

    Wes-induced doom
    Hehe. Wes-induced doom. I like that. :D
     
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