Hi everyone! Guess what? I'm back! I'm sooo terribly sorry it took so long to update the story but I was being crush under school work like a very big oral presentation (which is in fact, tomorrow... omg!) for my french class... anyway! What's really important is that the new chapter is here, and I hope you'll enjoy it! We'll see more Leia in this chapter and Han will be there for the first , and by the way, I've went to see ROTS this week-end and it was sooooo amazing! It's sooo sad! lol! I know, off topic but still... it's Star Wars isn't it! lol!

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Note: Mara's thoughts are in italic, as always!

Enjoy!


Chapter 3
The plot behind the call and the empty Academy

Back on Coruscant, Leia Organa Solo and her husband, Han Solo, were having a quiet dinner alone. Looking up from her plate, the ex-princess of Alderaan watched him eating and sight.

"What is it, honey?" Han asked.

"I don't know. It's strange… everything is so quiet."

"Yeah, I know. This apartment isn't the same without the kids."

"Well at least they're having fun with Chewie right now."

Han chuckled and looked back at his wife. She smiled suddenly.

"Why are you smiling, huh?"

"Luke is better."

Solo's eye went wide. He would never understand those Force things. Sure, he believed in it but still…

"Why?"

"I don't know the 'why' but I know the 'who'." Leia respond with a smirk on her face.

"Really, huh?"

"Really."

The smirk Leia was wearing on her face was almost the same as the infamous lopsided grin of her husband.

"What did you do Leia?" Han said sitting more straight on his chair. He wanted to hear everything she had to say.

"Me? Oh… I just call a friend of mine when I saw Luke was being sad."

"Which friend of yours?" This was getting more interesting by the minute.

"Mara of course!" answered Leia as if it was the most obvious thing in the world.

Han thought he would fell of his chair. He was so proud of his wife! Acting almost like an old scoundrel like him… he should have know his good influence would taint on her some day.

"You didn't dare!"

"Of course I did, Han. I can't stand them always bickering. If only they would see what's right in their faces!"

"We were like this Leia."

"No!" the senator protest. "I knew I loved you and you did too. We just didn't want to admit it!"

"Same thing with them dear."

Leia glared at him and then smiled.

"Right. Maybe what you say is the truth but anyway," she continued seeing that Han was about saying something to protest her 'maybe'. "I had to do something."

"And what did you ask our friendly redhead to do?"

"Just to go check out on Luke on Yavin. You know how he was when he left. Almost remember me the time after she left…"

She had said the 'she' with a disgusted look on her face. One more girl in the 'I hate Callista' club.

"And now you're sayin' he's better." Han said.

"Yep! If not better than he was."

"Wonder what they've been doin'!"

Leia laughed and throw something at the ex-smuggler.

"Don't be ridiculous!" Leia was still laughing. "It's Luke Skywalker we're talking about! You know how he is."

"Yeah." Han was almost laughing as hard as his wife. "Luke Skywalker the shy and naïve Farmboy. When he'll realise that he loves her, he'll probably blush."

The princess was holding her stomach and tears we sliding down her face. Han had hit the table with his fist, laughing hard.

Then about five minute later, when their laughter was almost gone, Leia said:

"Well we must be very tired."

"You said it! It wasn't that funny."

"It's been sometimes since I laughed that much."

"Yeah, me too."

Then Leia rose from her chair and clean up the dishes.

"I'm taking a nap."

"Can I come with you?" Han said with his famous smile.

"Catch me if you can!" answer Leia with a wink.

She began to run to the bedroom, Han right behind her.


"Yeah Karrde, I'll be away for a while. I'm finishing my Jedi training."

Why he's looking so damn happy? Why is he happy to loose his second in command? I sure don't understand a thing about men!

"If you're in need of something, call me. Jade out."

And with that, she put end to the transmission. It was early in the morning and she was still wearing her nightgown. She stood up and walked to her window. The room Skywalker had give her was a luxury one. It was almost as big and spacey as his. She had told him she wanted to be treat like the other students but he didn't want to hear a thing. So here she was, looking the beautiful outside of Yavin, all wet because of the night's rain, thinking.

I feel almost home. I know I may not be welcome by some here but still, the important is what he thinks. I don't care about the others…

Her thoughts were interrupted when she heard a little knock on her door.

"I'm coming!"

She run to the door so she could open it and let him enter.

"I'm sorry Mara. I didn't know you were sleeping." Luke said.

"Oh, don't worry. I wasn't. Actually, I was enjoying the view." She respond waving her hand in the window's direction.

She looked at Luke who snapped his eyes right in hers. He was blushing.

"I can say the same about you." Mara smirk, remembering that what she was wearing was showing a lot a skin.

At this comment, the Jedi blush even more, whispering things under his breath to himself.

Well… he seems a little embarrassed. I wonder for how long he's been looking. Better put something on before he turns purple.

"If you'll excuse me Skywalker, I'll go dress into this wonderful 'fresher and I'll be back in a second! Make yourself comfortable."

With that, she took a lot of different clothes in the closet and went in the 'fresher.


What in all the systems of this galaxy am I going to wear!

Mara looked at the pile of clothes she had took with her. All the styles were there. From the training jumpsuit to the cute summer dress.

Okay, relax. I said I would be back in a second so I better hurry. It's just Skywalker anyway. Still, the first impression is always important. But it's NOT my first impression. That was nine years ago and I don't think holding a blaster up to his head is the idea of a good one. But maybe he'll show some interest. Yes, I have to try! Mmm… He said that we were taking the day together so I suppose I could wear something light yet… sexy.

Mara smiled at her thought. Yes, she had just the perfect dress…

It's your lucky day, Master Skywalker!


Mara got out of the 'fresher about five minute later. She had chosen the summer dress she had bought years ago but never wear. It was of a nice shade of purple, kind of lilac, that suit perfectly her light skin and red hair. The dress itself was really adjusted so that all her curves were at their advantage and finally, it showed just enough cleavage. As for Mara, she had let her curly hair down and put a little bit of purple (about the same shade as her dress) on her eyes, which bring them out even more, and some lip gloss. It wasn't much, but it made a difference.

"Mara… you're stunning!" Luke said recovering from the shock.

"Thanks Skywalker. You're not bad yourself. I appreciate that you decide to wear something else than black!"

Luke smiled at her comment. He knew she hated his black attire so he decide to put the navy blue one she gave him at his last birthday.

"Blue suit you perfectly. It brings out your eyes."

Now, why did I said that! It's true but I could have keep it for myself.

"He made you a compliment. It's normal that you do the same." Said her back head voice. The voice of reason maybe?

"I already did it by saying he wasn't bad himself!"

"Yes but the more you give him, the more he will give you!"

"Why do you have to be so right! I hate you!"

"Thanks. So… are you ready?" ask Luke.

"Sure. Lead the way."


"I'm telling you Skywalker, if you do that again, you're in big trouble!"

Luke was grinning from ear to ear.

"Come on Mara, cheer up! It's just a little water."

"Were did you got that water gun anyway?"

"Confiscated to a student who was using it on a girl during my class." Said Luke. "And well, I've went to my office just before showing up at your room and saw it on the desk so… I couldn't resist and took it."

Mara stared at Luke her mouth open.

"So you're telling me, Skywalker, that you're using the water gun you confiscated to one of your student for about the same reasons that you're doing right now. Did I understood everything?"

"Yeah… That's it, mostly." His hair were longer than theywere normally and the sun made look them look so blonde. He almost look like if he was eighteen again.

"Humph, now I understand why Solo is always calling you 'kid'!"

They started to laugh together, slowly walking in the hallway, when Mara realised something.

"Huh… where is everyone?" Mara asked.

"Oh, sorry, I didn't tell you. I've sent all the student, teachers and other people out the other side of the planet. I thought they had the right to take the day off too."

"So we're the only people left in this Academy?"

"Yeah."

Uh oh! What the hell am I going to do? ALONE is this big Jedi Academy with Skywalker. Control… I need control! Just take a couple of deep breath and everything's going to be fine… at least I hope.

"You're okay? I thought it was a good idea since we could have the training room for ourselves. Normally there would have been class in it today. There is also the cafeteria, the swimming pool, the outside… everything!"

"Nah… Forget I said anything! But if you don't mind, I'm not in combat mode today so…"

"It's okay Mara." Luke chuckle. "I don't feel to fight you too."

"Alright. Where do we go then?"

"Where the Force guides us!"

"I knew you would say something like that Skywalker!"

So they continue to walk down the corridor, laughing and talking about everything and nothing.

"Skywalker…" Mara's tone was menacing.

"What did I do?"

"Don't make that innocent Farmboy face on me! You were going to use that gun again!"

"Not even true!" said Luke, pouting.

"Oooh! You're almost being cute there!"

"What do you mean 'almost'…"


Meanwhile, on the Wild Karrde…

"Avery?"

"Yes boss?"

"Put me in communication with Organa Solo."

"Right away Sir!"

Talon Karrde turn his chair slowly to face de comm.. The Princess had been clever. Very, clever indeed.

"Organa Solo here."

"Leia! Good to see you."

"Talon? It's good to see you too! What's new so that you call me?" Leia said.

"Well, I've just receive a call from my second in command."

"Mara?" The senator seems to be a lot more interested (not that she wasn't before).

"Yes. Coming from Yavin IV."

"Really? And what did she said?"

"That she would be staying for a while to complete her training."

Leia grinned at the comment. Everything was working perfectly.

"So that's why I've felt Luke being happier yesterday afternoon! She finally accepted him to train her."

"Yes, exactly. Skywalker gave her a premium room and everything."

"She told you this?"

"Actually, I've learn the room thing by someone else."

"Who did you bribe this time Talon?"

Karrde's attempt to look offended did not worked very well.

"What are you talking about? Me? Bribing someone? I don't know what you're talking about."

Leia chuckle. Those smugglers… all the same!

"No, seriously," Karrde continued. "I've asked, mark my word, Tionne."

"And she gave you the information?"

"Well… yeah!"

"I don't believe you." Leia said with narrow eyes.

"Don't believe me if you want! Still, I've got the information. That's all that counts!"

"Anyway," Leia decided to do like if she had been deaf for the last thirty seconds. "Do you know something else?"

"Yes. Tionne told me, on her own will, that Skywalker had decided to sent all students, teachers and other people on the other side of the planet for a kind of 'day off', today."

"So that means he and Mara will be alone in the Academy, all the day."

"You got it, Princess."

Leia leaned back in her chair. Karrde may not use orthodox methods but they had proven to be quite useful. If what he said was true, there was some hope. (AN: Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope! Sorry, too much star wars this week-end! Lol!)

"So, what do we do?" Talon asked.

"What do you mean 'What do we do'? I'm the one trying to match Luke and Mara together. It's my plan, never had nothing to do with you."

"Come on, Leia! Who let Mara go to Yavin IV when you asked her? Who just gave you primordial information? Me! Furthermore, I want to see them together too… Mara seems so alone. I think I'm worthy enough to be part of your plan Princess. And think about it! I'm not even in it for the credits…"

"Alright, alright Talon! You convinced me."

"Convinced you of what honey?" Han had just force himself in the conversation. "Karrde."

"Solo." Answer Talon politely to the ex-smuggler. "Your wife and I were talking about our plan."

Han looked at his wife and said to her:

"The thing about Luke and Mara dear?" and then he looked back at Karrde. "That is our plan!"

This time it was to Leia and Talon to look at Han.

"Who said you were in it?" they said at the same time.

"Well… I'm Leia's husband and Luke's brother in law…"

"And?" Karrde interrupted.

"Look everyone," Leia's diplomatic side was taking control upon her. "why don't we just settle down and stop arguing. We can be all part of the plan."

"But you said…"

"I've changed my mind, Talon. All of us can be of help for this, right?"

"Right." Han and Karrde replied in unison.

Leia smiled. After all, it wasn't a bad idea to have the two of them plotting something about Luke and Mara.

"Okay, so we all agree to work on this together but I tell you, if I hear that anything about this is know by one of them… you better watch your back." The men nodded. "Good."

In the children's room…

Jaina Solo silently closed the door from where she had been eavesdropping her parents. So they wanted Uncle Luke and Untie Mara to be together? She thought.

"Guys!" Jaina yelled to Jacen and Anakin so she could get their attention.

Jacen raised his head to look at Jaina.

"What do you want sis' we're busy right now…"

The only girl in the room looked at her brothers with the exact replica of her father's smirk. From then, Jacen knew she'd been up to something. So Jaina continued, on a more quiet tone:

"I've got something to tell you."


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