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Author: jade gold  (signed)
Date posted: 6/30/2003 5:37:42 PM
jade gold's Comments:

Ohh, I liked this one a lot. I get to be the first to comment. It was great. I like anything with Luke and Mara in it.

Author: Gabri_Jade  (signed)
Date posted: 6/30/2003 9:56:58 PM
Gabri_Jade's Comments:

Wow, a comment already! Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it. :)

A special thanks to my wonderfully helpful beta readers, LadyPadme and EmilieDarklighter; and also obaona for creating such fantastic cover art. Couldn't have done it without you, ladies. :)

Author: Kyp Karrde
Date posted: 7/1/2003 2:31:59 AM
Kyp Karrde's Comments:

Well. If I may be so bold as to say that this, while chained with the lowly title of "fanfiction", even surpasses the Luke-Mara writing in the New Jedi Order series.
By far.
Almost on the scale of Zahn (and that's the highest compliment in my arsenal; Zahn, to my mind, is the Jedi Master of Star Wars fiction.) I think you've remained (nearly) true to Zahn's vision and stellar writing style, pacing, and excellent characterization.
One minor, though major underlying, flaw: what explains the subsequent 10 years until The Hand of Thrawn Duology? That's really myhighest compliment, my wanting to fit this in perfectly to the continuity: I think it's that good.
Another point: I almost didn't read this excellent piece because the blurb sounded a bit...trashy and shallow. Your polished writing deserves something equally as elegant.
One more thing: I feel very strongly that most fan fiction is, perhaps, a fun diversion, but low on quality (and usually disappointingly murderous on characterizations, or, at best, stereotypical.) You have real talent. Grow beyond fan fiction!

Author: Kyp Karrde
Date posted: 7/1/2003 2:33:31 AM
Kyp Karrde's Comments:

Well. If I may be so bold as to say that this, while chained with the lowly title of "fanfiction", even surpasses the Luke-Mara writing in the New Jedi Order series.
By far.
Almost on the scale of Zahn (and that's the highest compliment in my arsenal; Zahn, to my mind, is the Jedi Master of Star Wars fiction.) I think you've remained (nearly) true to Zahn's vision and stellar writing style, pacing, and excellent characterization.
One minor, though major underlying, flaw: what explains the subsequent 10 years until The Hand of Thrawn Duology? That's really myhighest compliment, my wanting to fit this in perfectly to the continuity: I think it's that good.
Another point: I almost didn't read this excellent piece because the blurb sounded a bit...trashy and shallow. Your polished writing deserves something equally as elegant.
One more thing: I feel very strongly that most fan fiction is, perhaps, a fun diversion, but low on quality (and usually disappointingly murderous on characterizations, or, at best, stereotypical.) You have real talent. Grow beyond fan fiction!

Author: Emmi
Date posted: 7/1/2003 8:27:48 AM
Emmi's Comments:

I knew this story would be wonderful from the first post. The banter was excellent, the characterization superb, and the romance not too fast paced. This is truly a work of art, Master, and I hope to see more like it in the future!

Author: Tanara
Date posted: 7/1/2003 9:23:44 AM
Tanara's Comments:

Woah...
Your characterizations were perfect! I loved how Mara
was just a bit scared, but still went through with Luke...
Wunderbar!

Author: SoloGirl
Date posted: 7/1/2003 11:22:21 AM
SoloGirl's Comments:

I think I've read this one before (on the boards, possibly), but I couldn't resist the chance to read it again- and it was well worth it. The story was beautiful and the ending- so adorable!! Great job!

Author: Lady Padme  (signed)
Date posted: 7/1/2003 11:31:01 AM
Lady Padme's Comments:


Gabri, you know what I think about this superlative work. I just loved it. Beta-ing it was a complete pleasure. Your writing style is so fluid and easy to read that it was basically no work for me, and just fun. You have a wonderful way of getting into the characters, especially Mara, and you even made me (a total Han lover) want to be Mara Jade for a little while as I read your lovely story.

Kyp Karrde, I think you're wrong. Gabri_Jade writes better than Zahn. I realize that Zahn created Mara and obviously his characterization of her is the most 'accurate' since she's his; however, his romantic passages are about as exciting to read as cereal labels. Gabri_Jade really captured the essence of the two characters and made the transition for them from friendship to lovers so realistic and believeable and romantic all at the same time.

Wonderful, Gabri!

Author: Rivad_Bacar
Date posted: 7/1/2003 1:01:35 PM
Rivad_Bacar's Comments:

Once again Gabri, this is an excellent fic! I enjoyed reading it through the second time even more than the first time through on the boards. Hope to see lots more of your fiction in the future!

Author: Emmi
Date posted: 7/2/2003 10:04:13 AM
Emmi's Comments:

You're right, LP. Gabi, you could give the great Timmy some lessons in mush writing. ;)

Author: Naboos_Princess  (signed)
Date posted: 7/2/2003 10:06:43 AM
Naboos_Princess's Comments:

Nice job, Gabri_Jade! Your characterizations of Luke and Mara were wonderful. I usually don't have the patience to read the longer fanfictions, but this one caught my eye, and it was well worth the read. Great work!

Author: Tycalibur  (signed)
Date posted: 7/2/2003 10:28:40 AM
Tycalibur's Comments:

I REALLY enjoyed this story. It captures the essence and spirit of the two characters at their respected points in the timeline, and illustrates how two people seemingly so wrong for each other in the onset--can be right for each other.

The constant exchange of challenging wit between the two was priceless. "Better make it a double," had me laughing at the end.

Well, all those weaknesses aside, I also have a weakness for missing scenes. Bravo. :)

~Tycalibur

Author: Calandra Arahas  (signed)
Date posted: 7/2/2003 7:44:43 PM
Calandra Arahas's Comments:

It takes an extremely good writer to take a character who is known for being stubborn and give her a soft side. Especially when it is someone else's character. Your writing is excellent! I loved the way you kept true to her personality. It was great!

Calandra

Author: benknobi1
Date posted: 7/5/2003 7:21:50 PM
benknobi1's Comments:

WOW

Author: ran22man
Date posted: 7/6/2003 4:07:07 AM
ran22man's Comments:

I truly enjoyed your well-crafted story. I even caught myself chuckling at a few of the lines. It is with sincere hope that you expand on this foray into writing. Not many people have the patience or commitment to make a story all it should be...you have taken a quiet moment in Luke and Mara's time and breathed a plausible life moment for them. Here is the moment of discovery.

Author: fluffygreengoblin
Date posted: 7/7/2003 11:37:39 AM
fluffygreengoblin's Comments:

wow! thats definitely the best fan fiction i've ever read, and better than a lot of books i've read! your story flowed perfectly and the characterisation was just as stunning. mara's one-liners and defensive anger was brilliant, as was luke's never-ending good nature. mara is my favourite star wars character and it annoys me that so many authors completely get her wrong, or just leave her out for fear of any negative reaction they'll get.At least now i believe that zahn's not the only person who can keep mara in character, and do so with a large amount of style aswell! This is definitely better than fanfiction, and i really hope you write something else soon. well done!

Author: Jedi-2B  (signed)
Date posted: 7/8/2003 6:06:02 AM
Jedi-2B's Comments:

This is a delightfully refreshing fanfic that should appeal to anyone who loves a good romance. It's wonderfully well-written, and captures the characters of Luke and Mara perfectly. Brave, Gabri_Jade!

Author: Jade Fan
Date posted: 7/8/2003 9:10:46 PM
Jade Fan's Comments:

This was the best fan fiction I think I have ever read. Your understanding of the characters and what makes them individuals is clear and direct. This was a great window into WHY they are great together. I agree with the earlier comment of you being Zahn quality! FANTASTIC!

Super job, I hope to read more of your work in the future!

Author: FP
Date posted: 7/8/2003 9:24:29 PM
FP's Comments:

I truly enjoyed your story. A few years ago, I quit reading EU books because I thought the characters were beginning to feel like photocopies of photocopies. I missed reading them and chuckling at jokes only a fan would get, but I thought I'd never bother to read a fanfiction. On a whim I read yours, and wow! I loved it. I loved the way you got Luke perfect, and wove a delightful lovestory that was sentimental without being hokey. Thank you!

Author: Jedi_Alea
Date posted: 7/9/2003 8:24:36 PM
Jedi_Alea's Comments:

Can I please have this "to go"? This story IS Luke and Mara! You've captured their relationship so realisticly in my opinion. Thank you for such a great read!

Author: Sauntaero
Date posted: 7/9/2003 8:38:44 PM
Sauntaero's Comments:

Awesome, awesome story. The author definitely knows Star Wars. Couldn't ask for a better addition to the legend. Congratulations.

Author: Dancing_Jansons
Date posted: 7/12/2003 11:31:09 PM
Dancing_Jansons's Comments:

Gabri, you know I think this is wonderful. Absolutely perfect. I commented on it on the boards, but I feel it deserves a comment here as well.

One of my all time favorite stories anywhere, not just Star Wars. I love it.

Author: IonFizzle
Date posted: 7/13/2003 7:05:15 PM
IonFizzle's Comments:

Niiiice. Loved it, lotsa. :)

Author: Archangel
Date posted: 7/14/2003 4:27:55 PM
Archangel's Comments:

I LOVE IT!

Author: Dilophosaurus89
Date posted: 7/15/2003 3:41:17 PM
Dilophosaurus89's Comments:

Very good story...but I'd see Luke getting punched in the face for some of the thing he said to Mara (And to probably to many others as well) but still, it was a good story.

Author: britt
Date posted: 7/17/2003 8:35:20 PM
britt's Comments:

that was awesome! i totally agree with all the other posters. you are such a virtuoso. it was beautiful. thank you , from the bottom of my heart, for finally writing a superb luke and mara piece (as i've only read 2 others as good as yours through my endless browsing through fanfiction.net). this one goes on my favorite places. bravo!

Author: Mara_Jade_FSS  (signed)
Date posted: 7/30/2003 2:36:34 PM
Mara_Jade_FSS's Comments:

Oh man Gabri_Jade. That was 35 minutes of reading bliss. That is awesome. Like Emmi said, you could teach Timmyboy a few lessons in writing. ;) I absolutely loved the banter between Luke and Mara.. and the mush you write is delightful! Great story.

Author: Yodiss
Date posted: 8/5/2003 1:39:09 PM
Yodiss's Comments:

yay! that was awesome! nice and long, so i can sit back, relax, and read for a long time. i love the romantic luke/mara activity and leia's dating thing that got it all started. unique, sweet, and great ending!

Author: Shloz
Date posted: 8/5/2003 10:56:28 PM
Shloz's Comments:

Very nice.

The characterizations were dead on, especially in line with Zahn's original work on both of them. As stated above, the romance was much better developed and written than even Zahn himself.

This does mess up the EU continuity a bit, but I guess that's why they added an 'AU' to the description.

Your writing is a credit to the world of SW fanfiction. I don't think I need to encourage you to continue - you'll do that anyway!

Author: Mcily Nochi  (signed)
Date posted: 8/8/2003 12:04:57 PM
Mcily Nochi's Comments:

Wow, this was wonderful. Luke and Mara are such an unlikely pairing that many authors effectively rewrite their personalities in an effort to make them fit together more easily. This story didn't do that at all. The beautiful thing about Luke and Mara is that they DON'T fit together perfectly-- they have to struggle and fight together the way real people do, but their love is so strong that they can hold out no matter what happens.

Thank you for sharing this with us. It is a truly excellent piece of workmanship.

Author: dedegordon
Date posted: 8/16/2003 6:37:49 AM
dedegordon's Comments:

This is simply the best unpublished piec of writing that I have come across. It is almost hard to believe that this isn't "official" Star Wars fiction. Keep up the good work.

Author: Solať  (signed)
Date posted: 8/29/2003 5:22:19 PM
Solať's Comments:

Gabri!!! That was so CUTE!!! I never would have thought it would start over dance lessons. :::laughs:::

Oh, that was too much fun to read, dear, wonderful. Huggies! :)

Author: YDM
Date posted: 9/25/2003 5:46:57 PM
YDM's Comments:

A story worthy of Zahn himself. Well done!

Author: Lamarquise
Date posted: 10/4/2003 11:17:22 PM
Lamarquise's Comments:

This is definitely one of my favorites. I love L/M fanfics...at least when they're well done.

You capture a lot of what makes their relationship work and what makes it possible. It's really not as unlikely as it seems. They're complementary in every way and are mature enough to value the others' strengths and work out their differences with minimal stress.

Author: Leelu Skydancer
Date posted: 10/7/2003 1:49:12 PM
Leelu Skydancer's Comments:

I really love this story, you seemed to capture just how Luke and Mara would go about a relationship. I really like the way you go into their heads and explained their feelings. It really is a sweet story with the perfect ending. You wrote it beautifully. Keep on writing I would love to see another fic that continues after this one. Keep up the amazing work!

Author: Leelu Skydancer
Date posted: 10/7/2003 1:53:15 PM
Leelu Skydancer's Comments:

I really love this story, you seemed to capture just how Luke and Mara would go about a relationship. I really like the way you go into their heads and explained their feelings. It really is a sweet story with the perfect ending. You wrote it beautifully. Keep on writing I would love to see another fic that continues after this one. Keep up the amazing work!

Author: Thuku
Date posted: 10/13/2003 12:32:32 AM
Thuku's Comments:

Fantastic. Simply wonderful. You've rendered me speechless. Keep writing and I'll keep reading.

Author: wraithsquad1138
Date posted: 12/16/2003 6:57:52 AM
wraithsquad1138's Comments:

Gabri--this is the second of your fanfics i've read (the first was "he made my bed") and you just keep getting better. I have to admit, I'm probably going to have to read vision of the future again after this for the "official" story, but reading this story "brings warm feelings to my heart." keep writing, I look forward to seeing more of your work!!

Author: The Stormtrooper Shrink
Date posted: 1/10/2004 3:23:31 AM
The Stormtrooper Shrink's Comments:

Good stuff! I really, really liked this. I mean, Luke and Mara are so the perfect couple, and it was just sad that they didn't get together sooner than Vision of the Future. Keep it up...I like it!

Author: Sapphire Steel
Date posted: 4/5/2004 11:43:32 PM
Sapphire Steel's Comments:

Fantastic! Well written and believable. I really enjoyed it

Author: Shira brie
Date posted: 4/9/2004 9:31:28 PM
Shira brie's Comments:

WOW! I loved this fanfic. wonderfully written. keep up the good work. :)

Author: Wedge
Date posted: 6/10/2004 7:10:09 AM
Wedge's Comments:

Ohhhh this is so cute! I love it even though it probably doesn't work out with the books!
Sigh... I kinda wanted to see more of Han's reaction, though. You know, him teasing Luke a bit.
Keep up the good work!

Author: newscaper
Date posted: 9/29/2004 7:00:01 AM
newscaper's Comments:

Wow. I'm a guy old enough to have seen the Old Trilogy in junior high back in the '70s, but I just recently discovered Luke & Mara by way of Zahn's novels. I wanted more -- and have shied away from the NJO so far.

Though made AU by the later EU novels, I believe this is the finest L/M fic I have found. You capture the characters perfectly and take your time plausibly transitioning a deepening friendship into romance without getting overly florid in the prose, without immediately jumping to "I love you", hopping in the sack right away, or a too quick proposal as as the more simplistic, childish, wish fulfillment stuff does. This is what should have happened after the Thrawn Trilogy, LucasFilm!!

Virtually flawless on all levels.

That said, I know one often hesitates to mess with perfection -- but have you ever considered a follow up that would slowly build things up to them using the "L-word" with each other?

This is one of the few fics I'd have been willing to pay real money for. Thank you for writing it.

Author: jade_eyes
Date posted: 10/19/2004 4:43:00 PM
jade_eyes's Comments:

The banter was out of this world! The feelings and thoughts each had as their mutual discovery of what they meant to each other was totally believable. I loved Journey of Discovery Trilogy by Jedi2B for all these reasons, and for an even bigger one: being able to show Mara be her strong, complex, dangerous self and yet soft and vulnerable. I get the totally grand impression of the marvelous gift and honor she's giving to Luke by letting him bring out that side of her. I also see that she's the only woman worthy of someone so warm and full of conviction and drive as he is--being the founder of a New Jedi Order would necissitate being a person others would willingly follow. But he's never full of himself or pushy with people. He retains that sweet gentleness without being gullible. You captured this perfectly. One downer though: the post NJO has a lot to live up to in the mush department. *laugh*

Author: Lost Jedi
Date posted: 1/10/2005 8:30:33 PM
Lost Jedi's Comments:

I really liked that story! It took me a long time to read it because of Internet connection gone awry and getting kicked off the computer. I really enjoyed. Mara and Luke make a really good couple.

Author: Mark  (signed)
Date posted: 3/14/2005 11:50:01 AM
Mark's Comments:

This was a great story especially since it's the first I've read here. I think Luke and Mara make a great couple and it shows here. The two of them shouldn't care what others think about their relationship the only people who should care is them. Leia would approve of them being together and Mara is fairly close to being family any way. This a start to what will be a great relationship between Luke and Mara.

Author: Chris
Date posted: 7/1/2005 1:22:56 AM
Chris's Comments:

This was the first L/M of many I read and I still like reading it again, awesome story.

Author: ttestagr
Date posted: 8/1/2005 10:46:35 PM
ttestagr's Comments:

what can i say that hasn't been said? amazing fic, the best star wars fanfic i've seen. much better than zahn's attempts at romance; you brought these two together realistically and entertainingly. congratulations on the achievement

Author: Daughter of the Force
Date posted: 8/5/2005 5:13:00 PM
Daughter of the Force's Comments:

I love this fic! Beautifully written and full of completely lovely sap. Keep up the good work!

Author: Mara Jade
Date posted: 2/4/2006 8:47:52 AM
Mara Jade's Comments:

AWESOME! That was a great story.

Author: Jade_Naberrie
Date posted: 7/11/2007 2:14:49 AM
Jade_Naberrie's Comments:

Oh, wow! I've read this story somewhere else, or a long time ago, and I really, really love it. I wish it had happened this way, instead of Luke and Mara taking ten years (!) to finally realize what they felt for each other. Wonderful!

Author: Lady Skywalker  (signed)
Date posted: 11/17/2007 7:56:25 PM
Lady Skywalker's Comments:

I love this Fan Fic. Funny, yet very sweet at the same time. I think you should write a sequal and tell how everyone finds out about the Luke/Mara relatonship. Maybe you could follow through with Mara's idea and have Leia walk in on them in liplock......

Author: Winter Haven
Date posted: 12/28/2007 9:11:44 PM
Winter Haven's Comments:

Well, I normally steer away from romance, but I'm glad I read this one! It was cute and funny and sweet and the banter really made me laugh!

I've never really liked Mara Jade, especially once she started getting paired with Luke (there were virtually zero hints of that in the Thrawn trilogy), but after reading this I don't feel so much dislike for her character. You did an excellent job - a much better one even than Zahn, I think - of showing her multiple facets: the Mara hindered by her past, the one trying to live the present, and the one she might possibly become in the future. Reading this makes the Luke/Mara pairing seem much more understandable.

Great job with Luke, too. I love the way you flavour his gentle farmboy innocence with a dash of cultured gallantry.

I'd also like to thank you for keeping this fic clean and sweet, with a minimum of sexual references. Despite what the majority of 'romance' is nowadays, some people still appreciate good old-fashioned gentlemanly behaviour!

One thing I might say is that Leia seemed a tad out-of-character - I know it's probably not too great of a reach to imagine her trying to do some matchmaking, but it doen'st sound quite like her. It does make for a great start to a storyline, though!

Thanks for writing this; it was great and I really truly enjoyed it!

Author: Persephone_Kore  (signed)
Date posted: 1/18/2008 1:58:58 AM
Persephone_Kore's Comments:

Awwww. This was fun.

Author: Mireille
Date posted: 8/16/2008 11:55:27 AM
Mireille's Comments:

Wow! That was a great L/M story :) It does beg for a sequel, but other than that, I loved how you imagine them after The Last Command :) You were true to their characters and to the situations that they would face should the events unfold the way you envisionned.

Great work, dear! Keep it up!

Love
Mireille XXX

Author: Leia
Date posted: 7/3/2010 8:52:53 PM
Leia's Comments:

I've read this story more than once, but apparently I've always neglected to leave a comment. I'm a very bad reader. :( But this fic is just so wonderful! I lovelovelove the dialogue. It's very funny, and the banter is so natural.

I also appreciate the fact that this story is so sweet without entering into the territory of cloying. It really flows, and by the end it makes sense that they've gone from a tentative friendship to a deeper relationship. Great job!

Author: jedigirl78
Date posted: 7/16/2010 11:01:32 PM
jedigirl78's Comments:

One of the best Luke/Mara fanfiction stories I've come across. Very much enjoyed it.

Author: IBsagacious
Date posted: 7/10/2012 3:10:59 AM
IBsagacious's Comments:

Awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!


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