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Author: ami-padme  (signed)
Date posted: 12/31/1999 4:00:20 PM
ami-padme's Comments:

Another wonderful look at Vader, and at Vader and Leia's relationship. Great job.

Author: Tiershon Fett
Date posted: 12/31/1999 4:07:36 PM
Tiershon Fett's Comments:

Good job, Fern. I read this a long time ago on vader's Mask, and I liked it a lot. I never thought that vader was a rapist. (I doubt he could rape anyone in his condition, but he doesn't strike me as the type.) He never really disrepected women that I've seen. He even admired Leia's strength in ANH.

Author: Jedi_DaMap
Date posted: 1/14/2003 3:46:23 AM
Jedi_DaMap's Comments:

Really great, I enjoyed it immensely!

Author: SoloGirl
Date posted: 1/14/2003 5:12:08 AM
SoloGirl's Comments:

What a great story!!! The whole Vader/Leia encounter was so well written, as well as the thoughts playing in and out of her mind- I love it!

Author: ladybug
Date posted: 1/14/2003 5:44:30 AM
ladybug's Comments:

Wonderful! Loved the Vader/Leia parts. They have a unique relationship and you captured it very well.

Author: Siri Ruane  (signed)
Date posted: 1/14/2003 8:10:24 AM
Siri Ruane's Comments:

Another good one Fern. Though, I've said that alot, it's real good.

Author: Quiller
Date posted: 1/14/2003 11:50:17 AM
Quiller's Comments:

The perfect length for a little lunch break reading. Always a pleasure to read one of your stories, Fernwithy. The mythology you've created around Vader and Leia, through this and other stories, is so convincing that it's hard not to think of it as canon.

Author: Tycalibur  (signed)
Date posted: 1/14/2003 2:40:24 PM
Tycalibur's Comments:

A very nice follow up to Father's Heart. I enjoyed it immensly. Thanks!


Author: KypDurronJedi  (signed)
Date posted: 1/15/2003 6:20:11 AM
KypDurronJedi's Comments:

I'm impressed. Once I saw the title of this story and the summary, I had to read it. It's a nice missed scene from ESB. Good job!

Author: bundy397
Date posted: 1/15/2003 10:16:04 AM
bundy397's Comments:

The way you have continued to build upon Father's Heart is really well written! The way you explore the strained relationship between VAder and Leia is superb. Keep up the great work.

Author: jedi_michele
Date posted: 1/15/2003 1:50:12 PM
jedi_michele's Comments:

i luv this story! i read ur other story fathers pride or fathers heart? and i really enjoeyd this piece. it is a spectacular piece of work! congrats!

Author: starwarsfan68
Date posted: 1/15/2003 6:18:49 PM
starwarsfan68's Comments:

Excellent. It fits in nicely with ESB. It explains why she changed her outfit and it explains why he never asked Han any questions. But it definatly explains why Leia gave him the look she gave him in the carbon chamber, before Han went in.

Author: FernWithy  (signed)
Date posted: 1/15/2003 9:56:50 PM
FernWithy's Comments:

Thanks everyone! And thanks to my betas, Valeda Kor and DanaeDarklighter.

Author: Destiny
Date posted: 1/15/2003 9:58:54 PM
Destiny's Comments:

I've also said it before, but good job, Fern! I loved the dialogue between Leia and Vader. Even if I didn't already know, it would be obvious that they are related - Leia's stubbornness mirrors that of Anakin Skywalker. Keep up the good work!

Author: geo3
Date posted: 1/16/2003 5:09:49 AM
geo3's Comments:

A wonderful, poignant story that adds yet another piece to the puzzle of Vader. I, too think of your picture of his relationship with Leia as canon; for me it couldn't be any other way!

Beautifully crafted, highly perceptive, and perfect in every way. A jewel.

Author: Venkman7
Date posted: 1/16/2003 8:12:21 AM
Venkman7's Comments:

I thought it was a great story, except for the part where it's suggested that Vader might rape Leia. I believe stories may need some grit that the original trilogy may lack, but even the idea of rape or Vader raping anyone has no place in the Star Wars universe. Other than that, it was really good.

Author: darth_hospodar
Date posted: 1/16/2003 10:29:55 AM
darth_hospodar's Comments:

I enjoyed the style and the writing, but I'm not so sure of a few things
1. I don't like thinking of the Empire as takes some of the innocence out of what is basically the good v. evil morality play that is Star Wars. Evil can be evil without being vile, if you can get that...
Also, while a popular subject in your FF...I would prefer that Leia had NO understanding of who her mother was, nor do I like to think of Vader knowing ANYTHING about Leia as anything more than someone who reminds him of his wife...but your ability to tell the story makes this a wonderful read.

Author: Jaya Solo
Date posted: 1/16/2003 10:33:35 AM
Jaya Solo's Comments:

That was a great sequel to your story!

Author: FernWithy
Date posted: 1/16/2003 1:54:55 PM
FernWithy's Comments:

I did think about that issue, but part of the point with the Vader reference was that it absolutely was *not* part of what he did, nor did he permit anyone under his command to do so. Leia was being vulgar and he was right--she dishonored herself.

Author: silentdarth
Date posted: 1/16/2003 4:17:26 PM
silentdarth's Comments:

Well done. The thoughts and emotions were quite well portrayed.

Author: Bant428  (signed)
Date posted: 1/17/2003 6:24:09 AM
Bant428's Comments:

great story! The Vader/Leia relationshiop portrayed was believable and very poingnant. thumbs way up!

Author: hi
Date posted: 1/17/2003 11:52:49 PM
hi's Comments:

Good story, but I didn't see why it had to be PG-13...?

Author: LLL
Date posted: 1/18/2003 4:39:04 PM
LLL's Comments:

"I would prefer that Leia had NO understanding of who her mother was,"


In RoJ Leia says herself that she remembers her mother.

Not gettin' this one.

Good story.

Author: Viari Skywalker  (signed)
Date posted: 1/20/2003 8:36:47 AM
Viari Skywalker's Comments:

Great story Fern! A truly wonderful follow-up for Father's Heart! I love reading your work here, and I hope you continue to submit fics here!

LLL, I think that what darth_hospodar was saying was that he/she would rather Leia remember nothing about her mother but the most shadowy of details. Leia remembers her mother, the way she looked and how she felt, but maybe she wouldn't remember what her name was, or even recognize the name Padmé Naberrie. I think that was what hospodar was trying to say. (I kind of agree with that myself, but I still think this story is awesome!)

Again, fantastic job, Fern!


Author: JediPug1  (signed)
Date posted: 1/28/2003 8:20:32 PM
JediPug1's Comments:

I liked this story very much! You did such a great job that it almost seems like that scene could have been in TESB!

Author: Destiny
Date posted: 2/3/2003 1:16:24 PM
Destiny's Comments:

I'm not understanding why the idea of rape is such an issue. On ROTJ, we saw a major pervert in Jabba the Hutt. I don't believe the Empire to have been above rape, but I do believe it to have been beneath Vader. His sense of honor would never have permitted it, which, of course, is what Fern's story shows.

Author: Mcily Nochi  (signed)
Date posted: 2/7/2003 6:18:12 PM
Mcily Nochi's Comments:

Wow, another beautiful story from FernWithy! This has a great depth of emotion to it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Author: Ani's girl  (signed)
Date posted: 3/1/2003 8:07:34 PM
Ani's girl's Comments:

I loved this story. Especially the fight with Vader and Leia. Ironically, it seems like a typical father/daughter fight, however with none of the main characters knowing it at the time. (i hope u know what i mean). Otherwise i love the way that Vader respects her strength and the way Leia will keep a secret, no matter what. It is a great story, and is true to the films.
Great work!!!

Author: darthnikita
Date posted: 4/2/2003 10:31:59 PM
darthnikita's Comments:

fernwithy, you astounded me once again!
awesome fanfic, aswesome writer!

my favorite two characters...this is just WOW!!

i sound like a kid... totally amazing!

Author: Padme Skywalker
Date posted: 12/28/2006 3:09:34 PM
Padme Skywalker's Comments:

that was amazing i loved it.

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