Chapter 1: An Intriguing Bounty

Nightshroud: I am still so in love with JangoxZam that I've decided to do a short story, since I loved doing my Jango's Valentine oneshot. Well, hope you enjoy!
"Jango? Jango!"

Zam knocked loudly against the door again. She huffed loudly and was about to walk away when Jango opened the door. She was about to blast him out for making her wait like that, but she stopped short when she saw his weary face.

"Tough night?" she said softly. He didn't answer, but held the door open for her to come in. She walked into the kitchen to see little Boba, about five now she thought, sitting at the table. He seemed happy enough, so she found it unlikely that he had kept Jango up.

"I wonder what's wrong?" she thought.

"Hi, Zam!" Boba said with a smile. Zam took her veil off and smiled back sweetly.

"Hey there. How are you doing? I haven't seen you in a while."

"I'm fine. Daddy takes good care of me."

Zam smiled and looked at Jango, who was standing watching them. Jango looked past her to Boba.

"Boba, go to your room. I need to talk to Zam."

Boba nodded and left for his room. Once he had shut the door, Zam looked toward Jango.

"So what did you call me for?" she asked him "I assume it wasn't for company."

"A mission to Tantive V. Apparently, the officials of the planet captured a Jedi and started experimenting on him. The experimentation caused him to lose sanity, and now he is mindlessly slaughtering the people of the planet."

"And we have to get rid of him, right?"


Zam smirked before pulling her veil back on. "And you couldn't resist a bounty on a Jedi."

Jango retrieved his helmet from the closet. "The price didn't hurt either."

"How much?" she asked, that greedy twinkle showing in her eye.

"Three hundred thousand credits," he replied casually, noticing how her eyes widened.

"Very nice."

He nodded and walked over to Boba's room. Zam followed a few steps behind and watched as he entered the room.

"I'm going to be going away for a while, all right, Boba? I've told Taun We to look after you."

Boba nodded before running over and hugging his father. "I'll miss you, dad."

Jango smiled and wrapped his arms around his son, holding him in a protective embrace. Zam couldn't help but smile as she watched Jango embrace his son. It just seemed so unbelievable, no matter how many times she saw it.

"I'll be back soon," Jango said after a few moments. Boba nodded and stepped back as Jango placed his helmet on. Zam noticed how Boba's face beamed with pride seeing his father in his full armor.

"Take care."

Jango walked past Zam and motioned with his hand. Zam smiled and waved to Boba, then followed Jango out the door.

"I have to say, I never thought you the father type, until today," Zam said to Jango as he piloted Slave I to Tantative V.

"And I never thought you the mother type, but Boba seems to think you a good one."

"And what do you think?" she ventured. She studied his face as the corners of his mouth turned up in a faint smile.

"I could get used to having you around, if Boba likes it."

Zam figured she's got enough out of him, and prying further would cause him to put up defenses, so she contended herself with discreetly watching him. She wasn't sure when his handsome, exotic features, calm, collected personality, and warm, sing-song voice had caught her attention, but she found herself completely intigued by him.

"Jango...I could get used to being around you, too..."

Nightshroud: Good first chapter? Hope so. I know it's not very fascinating (yet), but it is only the first chapter. Trsut me, it will get much better. The next chapter will be up soon, so look for it! 8D