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Saga You Don't Know Me -- H/L SongFic

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction- Before, Saga, and Beyond' started by IrishEyedJedi, Aug 20, 2005.

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  1. IrishEyedJedi

    IrishEyedJedi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    First I'd like to thank Exeter, DarthIshtar and VadersMistress for taking the time to look at this before I posted. I was watching Ray the other day and heard this song. I always thought it described the uncertainty between Han and Leia in ESB with perfection and so the plot bunny attacked, but enough of my rambling.

    Ladies and Gentlemen Mr. Ray Charles
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    The mission had been anything but pleasant. Almost being caught by the Empire, narrowly escaping death by a bounty hunter and nearly crashing the ship while flying through Ord Mantell hadn?t been at the top of Han?s list of things he wanted to accomplish. As he walked down the ramp of the Falcon he saw the small frame of the Princess briskly walking towards him, this could only mean one thing. He must have screwed up.

    ?Great,? he mumbled. ?Another lecture.?

    The Princess had to practically threaten the High Council to tell her what had happened on Ord Mantell to cause Han to go missing for a week. She didn?t know why but the thought of never seeing him again made her chest ache, and the moment she heard the Falcon had landed, she ran everyone down in the corridors to get to the hangar. She finally saw Han disembark from the Falcon when it happened.

    She slipped on a piece of ice and was now lying on her back staring at the ceiling.


    You give your hand to me, and then you say, "Hello."


    Han watched as the Princess crash to the floor in a heap. An instinct took over causing Han to drop everything in his arms and run to Leia?s side.

    ?Are you alright?? He asked as he offered his hands to help her up.

    Not thinking, Leia grabbed his hands. She had taken off her gloves in the mess hall and had forgotten to put them back on. The skin-to-skin contact was a sudden reminder, as Han pulled her up.

    ?Oh ? ? She was a bit flustered. ?Hello.?


    And I can hardly speak, my heart is beating so.


    The freezing air pinched Han?s throat, as his breath quickened from the close contact with the Princess. They were still holding hands and at that moment the only thing Han could see was Leia. How could he have let this get so far? He was a smuggler, a rogue, the type of guy you slept with to rebel against parents not take home to them. Somewhere between rescuing the Princess and now, the young woman had managed to invade his every thought.

    There was something in the smugglers eyes that caused the Princess? heart to beat faster. Normally this would happen in an argument, but Leia noticed this reaction was happening more and more whenever she encountered Han, even if they didn?t argue. His hands were rough but warm and she never wanted him to let go. Who was she kidding? Han could have any woman he wanted, why would he want the Ice Princess? That wasn?t the toughest question though. Why did she care who Han was with?


    And anyone can tell. You think you know me well.


    ?You ok?? Han whispered.

    ?Yes,? Leia quickly glance down trying to avoid Han?s gaze. ?Just a bruised ego,? she tried to lighten the mood.

    ?I don?t buy that,? Han let out a chuckle. ?It would take a lot more to bruise your ego than slipping on ice.?

    ?And what is that suppose to mean?? the Princess tried to act hurt.

    ?Hey Solo!? Wes called out. ?You?re not even back for five minutes and you?re already hitting on the Princess??

    ?Not my fault she can?t keep her hands off me.?


    But, you don't know me.


    Han immediately regretted the joke as he felt Leia yank her hands out from his. He mentally cursed himself. Sure, it was fun to get her riled up but they had been having a nice moment and he had to ruin it.

    ?Don?t flatter your self, laser brain,? she snapped right before turning on her heels to walk away. Why did he have to do that? The Princess let out a breath of exasperation before she shut her mind to any thought of the smuggler.


    No you don't know the one. Who dreams of you at night;


    The images were so vivid that Leia didn?t know i
     
  2. Liesl

    Liesl Jedi Master star 4

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    Really good! =D=
    All of your stuff - oh, H/L! - is great. The song really fit well too.
    Plus, the Pre-ESB H/L is great for fanfics.
     
  3. Chewie-Fan

    Chewie-Fan Jedi Youngling star 3

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    That was touching bit of romance. I'm glad we know how this one turns out. I like how you weaved the song into the story. Looking forward to more of The One He Saved. (Hint, hint. Time for an update?)
     
  4. Souderwan

    Souderwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    If I didn't love you before, I do now!!! [:D]

    Bravo!! =D=

    Ray Charles! Wow! Never imagined you could combine my boy Ray with Star Wars and you did it so beautifully!

    I'm not a mush kinda guy--really. But...this is just great.

    @};-@};-=D=@};-@};-=D=

     
  5. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Wonderful, especially the opening circumstances and the epiphany.
     
  6. Aiden_Sanic

    Aiden_Sanic Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Man oh man, you already had me when I looked at the title. That was utterly beautiful! Combining the greatness of Ray Charles with Star Wars.


    You deserve ten pats on the back for that.


    @};- @};- @};-

    Wonderful Job.
     
  7. Layren

    Layren Jedi Master star 5

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    That was wonderful IrishEyedJedi! I don't read a whole lot of OT fics, but this was fantastic :D

    Brilliant work!!
     
  8. WynssaStarflare

    WynssaStarflare Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Great fic! I loved the depth of emotion you touched within the characters. I also liked the different point of views. The song really does fit Han and Leia perfectly. Great job :)
    --Wynssa
     
  9. kotorchick

    kotorchick Jedi Knight star 4

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    Awesome, Irish. You and Ish's H/L viggies should keep me going for a few days. The song was weaved really well throughout the piece, and the scene was just so perfect.

    This part was one of my favorites. I just wish that it were real. *sigh*
     
  10. ccp

    ccp Jedi Master star 4

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    Excelent!
     
  11. PonyTricks

    PonyTricks Jedi Master star 4

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    Wow... that was just super! Fantastic job, IrishEyedJedi! :D =D=
     
  12. Laura_Anu

    Laura_Anu Jedi Padawan star 4

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    If he was going to pursue anything with Leia he couldn?t have his debt to Jabba following him around.

    Great explanation of why Han was going to leave! I haven't heard it before, and that makes the best sense!! Awesome!! Wondeful job!
     
  13. KnightedRogue

    KnightedRogue Jedi Master star 3

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    I doubt I've read a better-written songfic. You've done beautifully in incorporating the song to heighten the mood of the fic without detracting from it or pulling focus. It was all very lyric and flowing. Even the changing of perspectives - while I normally discourage authors for doing it in songfics, this one actually made it work. Beautiful!

    KR
     
  14. IrishEyedJedi

    IrishEyedJedi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Liesl - Really good!
    All of your stuff - oh, H/L! - is great. The song really fit well too.
    Plus, the Pre-ESB H/L is great for fanfics.
    -- Pre-ESB H/L is a lot of to write, thank you for reading!

    Chewie-Fan - That was touching bit of romance. I'm glad we know how this one turns out. I like how you weaved the song into the story. Looking forward to more of The One He Saved. (Hint, hint. Time for an update?) -- Okay I get, I get it. I'm working on The One He Saved right now. ;)

    Souderwan - If I didn't love you before, I do now!!!

    Bravo!!

    Ray Charles! Wow! Never imagined you could combine my boy Ray with Star Wars and you did it so beautifully!

    I'm not a mush kinda guy--really. But...this is just great.
    -- Awww shucks [face_blush] Glad I could bring some mush into your life.

    DarthIshtar - Wonderful, especially the opening circumstances and the epiphany. -- Thank you very much Ish :)

    Aiden_Sanic - Man oh man, you already had me when I looked at the title. That was utterly beautiful! Combining the greatness of Ray Charles with Star Wars.


    You deserve ten pats on the back for that. Wonderful Job.
    -- I don't know about ten but I appericate the thought. Thank you for reading it.

    Layren - That was wonderful IrishEyedJedi! I don't read a whole lot of OT fics, but this was fantastic

    Brilliant work!!
    -- Glad I could provide a little OT for you! :D

    WynssaStarflare - Great fic! I loved the depth of emotion you touched within the characters. I also liked the different point of views. The song really does fit Han and Leia perfectly. Great job -- Ms. Wyn I can't thank you enough for stoping by! Means a lot.

    kotorchick - Awesome, Irish. You and Ish's H/L viggies should keep me going for a few days. The song was weaved really well throughout the piece, and the scene was just so perfect. -- I'm so excited everyone loved the choice of song!

    ccp - Excelent! -- Thank You!

    PonyTricks - Wow... that was just super! Fantastic job, IrishEyedJedi! -- Thank you person formally known as "GreatOne" :p

    Laura_Anu - Great explanation of why Han was going to leave! I haven't heard it before, and that makes the best sense!! Awesome!! Wondeful job! -- I can't take full credit for this explination, I've seen other people use it as well but thanks for reading.

    KnightedRogue - I doubt I've read a better-written songfic. You've done beautifully in incorporating the song to heighten the mood of the fic without detracting from it or pulling focus. It was all very lyric and flowing. Even the changing of perspectives - while I normally discourage authors for doing it in songfics, this one actually made it work. Beautiful!

    KR
    -- KR I'm greatly humbled! [face_blush] I know some people don't like the perspective change but I think it builds the tension better.

     
  15. Exeter

    Exeter Jedi Master star 4

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    Incredible work. You managed to capture both characters quite well without losing their underlying personalities. Not generally a big fan of song fics, but you've certainly impressed me here.
     
  16. carla

    carla Jedi Youngling

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    Love it!! Wonderful story, great characterization of Han and Leia!
    H&L mush always makes my day! [face_blush]
     
  17. VadersMistress

    VadersMistress Jedi Knight star 6

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    Perfect characterization, Leah! You truly are THE H/L expert. I'm officially giving you that title. :D


    I truly loved this piece. It was wonderful. =D= Bravo!
     
  18. ThatJonesGirl

    ThatJonesGirl Jedi Youngling

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    I've been lurking around here for a few months, absolutely loving all the H/L fics. There are some really great writers posting here.

    But the seemingly-unlikely (yet unbeatable) combination of Han, Leia and Brother Ray has finally pulled me out of lurkdom. I don't usually get into songfics, but this was so beautifully-written and the song lyrics were integrated so well into the story. It's so funny, because I was just listening to this song this weekend and was struck again by its heartbreaking sadness. So perfectly-suited for H/L at this stage in their relationship.

    My heart actually clenched when Han asked Leia if she had found Alderaan. He knows her so well that he already knew what she was doing. I love when we glimpse the soft center of that scoundrelly exterior.[face_love]

    Wonderful job, IrishEyedJedi! :)

    /returns to work and lurkdom
     
  19. Anakins_Force

    Anakins_Force Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I know I'm a little late to this...


    Han gave a small snort of exasperation. Was there nowhere he could get away from the Princess? If Luke was around, he?d say something about the ?Will of the force? or some other hokey thing. His eyes traveled down the length of the Princesses body, and again Han felt his body temperature rise. She looked angelic bathed in the pale blue light of the moon. Her hair was down and she was wearing a white robe.


    I liked this part. It seems so typcial of Han to blow off Luke and his ramblings about the will of the Force, lol. And then seeing Han actually look at Leia as a woman that he wants to be with was nice. I think you really captured Han here--we saw his banter and bravado, yet it was measured with his 'softer' side.

    Great job.


     
  20. starwarsfan68

    starwarsfan68 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Don't know how I missed this one but WOW!!!!!
     
  21. DarthMasan

    DarthMasan Jedi Master star 3

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    WOW
    so beautiful!!
    you pinned the characters.. wow great job

    DM
     
  22. calgary

    calgary Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Just found this. the song and story were woven around each other like an embrace. Tough to write and you pulled it off.
     
  23. Zonoma

    Zonoma Jedi Master star 5

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    Beautifully, beautifully done! IEJ, you are the queen.
     
  24. Solo_Fan

    Solo_Fan Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Simply beautiful.

    The souls of two unknown lovers sat and waited to see if they would ever get to know each other.

    My favorite line, because I have always thought of Han and Leia as soulmates.
     
  25. Liesl

    Liesl Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm in school right now, and the teacher is playing this song. [face_love]

    It just made me think of this song fic...and want to read it again.:p
     
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