She hated being away from him. He was her everything, whenever they were forced to be apart she sat silently in her room. Luke Skywalker was her best friend, and her true love. She loved him more than life itself.

"Dakota, I'm home." A familiar voice filled the silence, and she shot out of her room.

She almost fell over herself running out of her room. The hope that Luke was back flowed into her , and made her all warm inside. Her heart fluttered, and she felt like there were butterflies in her stomach.

"Oh, it's just you." She sadly said to Ben Kenobi as she ran into the kitchen. He was an old family friend, and she had lived with him ever since her mother died.

"How was your day?" He asked in the warmest voice, usually this would sooth her, but not today.

"Ok." She looked down to the sand dusted floor, she was a terrible liar.

"Still waiting for Luke?" He said as he looked out the half circle window that was placed next to them. Tatooine's twin suns were setting, and painted the sky bright ribbons of scarlet, yellow, orange, and fuchsia.

"Yes." She said, and tensed up at the sound of his name.

"He'll be here soon, he's probably sneaking out of his uncles house." He assured her and placed a hand on her shoulder. She shook it off and walked back into her room.

Luke had been away for three months, but it had felt like light years to her.

She looked out her window at the two suns. Anxiety flooded into her, and she paced around her room aimlessly.

Suddenly something clicked inside of her. Something deep down tugging at her heart to look out the window. She looked, and saw the silhouette of a person getting out of a land speeder. Warmth filled her to the core, like getting into a hot steaming bath. It sent her spine tingling, and she ran outside.

Ben couldn't ask where she was going because she ran so fast, he just looked out the window and watched.

"Luke!" Dakota squealed.

Luke ran for her too.

He rapped his arms around her and swung her around. "I've missed you so much." He said while kissing her deeply.

"I've missed you more." She cried, and buried her face in his chest. She felt so safe, she wished this moment would never end.

She leaned in slowly to kiss him, but he rushed his lips against hers and kissed her deeply and lovingly. Over and over and over again.

"I love you." He breathed.

"I love you too." She smiled, and hugged him.


They walked inside, her arm hooked around his.

"How's it going Ben?" Luke asked the old man, he was a good friend of his, even though Uncle Owen didn't want him hanging around him¾ or Dakota for that matter¾.

"Same as always, how was your trip?" Ben asked in reply. He couldn't help but smile at the way Luke looked at Dakota. There was nothing but love and passion in his gaze.

"Very.." Luke searched for the right word "very boring." He and Dakota sat down on the sofa and he put his arm around her "The most exciting part about it was watching my Uncle's overly joyful looks at the machines."

Ben laughed softly. "I think I'd better head off to bed. See you two in the morning." He walked off to his room.

"Come on, I think it's time for us to go to bed too." Dakota grinned.


They laid down on her bed that was barely big enough for two people. Luke put his arm around her, and she moved in closer.

Dakota laid her head on his chest, and closed her eyes, she wasn't trying to sleep, she just wanted to soak up this moment, it was so perfect.

Luke slowly stroked her cheek with the back of his hand, then ran his fingers through her hair. "I love you. So much." He whispered slowly.

She opened her eyes, and peered lovingly into his beautiful blue ones, they were the color of a stormy ocean.

She placed her hand on his cheek, and gently and slowly pulled his flawless face closer to hers, and she kissed him deeply. "I'll never let you go."

Luke kissed her over and over again.


Dakota woke up the next morning to the heat of the twin suns baking her back. She was laying top of Luke, but he didn't seem to mind. He grinned as soon as her deep brown eyes opened.

"'Morning sleepy head." He smiled as he rapped his arms around her waist and kissed her forehead "Did you sleep well?"

"Yes." She breathed, and kissed him.

She flopped over and off of him, she giggled because he frowned like he didn't want her to get up. She stood up and stretched. He did the same.

Luke suddenly looked at the clock on her wall. "Blast it! Uncle Owen's going to kill me!" He turned back to Dakota. "I have to go, I'll be back later though."

He kissed Dakota tenderly, and ran out of the house.