Title: While I Wait Author: Takianna Timeframe: Clone Wars Characters: Oria - OC Genre: Drama Notes: For the [link=http://boards.theforce.net/fan_fiction_resource/b10304/30642121/p1/?66] Dear Diary 2010 Challenge[/link] Entry 1 I met him early on in the war. It was one of those mixers that are held for troops who are leaving Coruscant. It wasn't like I even planned to go to the stupid thing, but one of my friends wanted to see what all those clones looked like and she forced me. So I got dressed in some of my party clothes and dragged my feet the whole way to the club. Across a room, filled with men who looked just the same, he was there, smiling at a joke one of his buddies just told him. It was like a holodrama. I swear the lights went dim and it was just the two of us. His eyes met mine and I bashfully laughed at the eye contact, unable to think. What had I gotten myself into? It wasn't like a relationship was even possible. He was a soldier, after all. I was working and happy just being single, but that all changed in an instant. The instant he walked across the darkened room and said hello. I melted on the inside.