by Nyota's Heart Genre: Mush and snark, lots of both. Characters: L/M, mention and appearances of others. Disclaimer: Borrowing with much affection. ~~! He had to be grateful, he supposed that Mara had shown up to (what was the word), console him over Callista's leaving? Luke frowned as he watched her ship take off. He was grateful, honestly. But for her to say Callista hadn't truly loved him in the first place. He groaned inwardly. That suspicion had been niggling at the back of his mind to be honest. That was why Mara's observation had cut so deeply. He was sad he couldn't give Callista what she thought she wanted. Whatever that was. But he couldn't deny that seeing Mara, feeling her vibrancy through the Force, had lifted his spirits in a way a visit from no other could have done, not even his family. She was brutally honest and sharp-tongued. Her abrasiveness was frequently refreshing. And any day that she showed up ... was brighter for all that. +++++ Note: Unabashedly inspired by Chasing Dreams' latest update.