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Gungan to the left

Dreams (PG-13)

By : Jedi Anakin Solo

Archived on: Monday, September 16, 2002

Six long years after Anakin and Tahiri's first kiss, Anakin finally feels the time is right to take the biggest step of their relationship and ask for Tahiri's hand in marriage.

Anakin resisted the urge to nervously rake a hand through his normally unruly brown hair as he stood in front of Tahiri's door. He glanced down and cursed himself for his lack of preparation. He was wearing nothing more elaborate than a flowing Jedi robe in varying shades of blue. On the other hand, if he dressed up any more than this, he might blow his cover. It was a delicate balance, this game of love. Anakin had to use a Jedi calming technique to stop himself from sweating nervously. He couldn't let Tahiri realize this wasn't just another dinner. It had been six long years since that first kiss on Yag'Dhul. Now, with the Yuuzhan Vong long since driven out of the galaxy, he finally felt the time was right.

The door slid open and Anakin felt as though the wind had been knocked out of him. Tahiri looked simply radiant. Her golden hair was swept away from her face, but otherwise flowing completely free. Though her dress was simple, it matched the jade green color of her eyes perfectly. It was strange, Anakin reflected, that despite her usual awkwardness in a social atmosphere, he considered her perfect in every way.

"You look great," Anakin blurted out. Good job, Anakin. "You look great." Very original.

"My Dummy isn't much of a flatterer," Tahiri noted with a teasing smile. "You look amazing too, Hero Boy."

Anakin almost laughed. She had managed to cram two of her childhood nicknames for him into one sentence. That took talent. She didn?t use them often any more, except for times like this when she was being deliberately playful.

Tahiri suddenly did a double take. "Wow, someone dressed up. Did you actually comb your hair?"

So much for the surprise. Come on, Solo. Get out of this. "Yeah," he replied. "You always look so great. I knew I couldn't match you, but I wanted to at least look partially worthy of being in your presence." Idiot! That was horrible! What are you doing?

To Anakin's relief and shock, a trace of color found its way to Tahiri's cheeks. She reached out to ruffle Anakin's hair in a familiar gesture, but thought better of it. "I love you, Anakin," she said instead.

"I love you too," Anakin replied, kissing her lightly and lingeringly on the lips. All too soon, he pulled away. "We're going to be late. The reservations--"

Tahiri snaked her arms around the back of Anakin's neck, making it clear she wasn't letting go until she was ready to, and kissed him firmly. He blinked in surprise, but responded with equal passion. He didn't break away until his lungs were burning for oxygen. Even then, he didn't move very far. His lips remained mere centimeters from Tahiri's, and her hands were still locked behind his neck. He rested his forehead against hers, and saw that her eyes were as full of love as his heart was.

"What reservations?" Tahiri inquired with a mischievous twinkle in her eyes and a challenging smirk on her face.

Anakin didn't even bother arguing with her. "I'm not that hungry anyway," he allowed.

They wandered the streets of Chandrila aimlessly. The Jedi had made a temporary base of operations on the planet, and would remain there for the foreseeable future. Anakin's uncle was still finalizing plans with the New Republic for a more permanent facility, but Chandrila's gentle plains and small cities were ideal for the Jedi's needs. "It really is beautiful here," Tahiri commented, breaking a long silence.

Anakin nodded in agreement. "This architecture reminds me of old holos my mom showed me of Alderaan. But we should really go to the Silver Sea sometime, it's supposed to be beautiful."

Tahiri quirked up an inquiring brow. "The Silver Sea is supposed to be the most romantic spot on the planet. The place you take someone after you've decided to spend the rest of your lives together." She flashed him a grin. "Is there something you?d like to tell me?"

Yes, Anakin thought. "No," Anakin said.

Tahiri giggled under her breath, then drew Anakin close and kissed him on the forehead. She frowned as she pulled away. "You seem tense. Is something wrong?"

Anakin shook his head to clear it. You're losing her. Pull it together. "Of course not," he assured her soothingly.

After a few hours of just walking hand in hand and enjoying the night atmosphere, the young couple ended up outside the city in one of Chandrila's many grasslands. There was a peace here Anakin couldn't fully describe. For a long while, they just stared up at the stars, Tahiri safely nestled in Anakin's arms.

This is it, Anakin thought to himself. What you've been waiting for. The perfect moment. Forcing himself to remain calm, Anakin closed his eyes and ran through a quick Jedi relaxation technique.

Tahiri obviously picked up on it, and shifted to glance at him. "Anakin? What is it?"

It's okay. You don't have to worry about surprise anymore, Solo. It's now or never. Anakin took one more deep breath and met Tahiri's gaze. "Tahiri, I didn't just bring you here tonight to stare at the stars. I came to give you something."

Tahiri gave Anakin a puzzled expression, but he simply smiled at her. He gently slipped away from her and stood. Tahiri, still puzzled, followed suit. Reaching into his robe, Anakin retrieved a cylinder-shaped case and extended it to Tahiri. "Open it," he encouraged, still smiling.

Tahiri's expression was still one of puzzlement, but she did as he suggested. Her eyes lit up and she gasped audibly after seeing what was in it. A lightsaber. But not any ordinary lightsaber, this saber was constructed out of pure gold with platinum trim. It seemed to shimmer in the starlight, and Tahiri examined it carefully. "Oh Anakin..."

"There's more," Anakin informed her, now positively beaming. "The focusing jewel, I had it specially made. The type of gem isn't very common."


"Here," Anakin said, gently easing the saber out of her hands, "let me show you." He withdrew something from the saber's hilt and hid it in his hand. He handed the saber back to Tahiri, and she carefully clipped it onto her belt.

"Well?" Tahiri prodded. "Are you going to show me?"

?"Sure," Anakin replied, dropping to one knee. Tahiri had to fight to keep her jaw from dropping when he opened his hand to reveal a corusca gem ring. "Tahiri, will you marry me?"

Almost immediately, the shock wore off. Tahiri threw her arms around Anakin, laughing joyfully. "Of course I will!" she replied.

Anakin grinned at her. "You won't mind being called Tahiri Veila Solo from now on?"

"Tahiri Veila Solo?" Tahiri replied. "I was actually thinking about Anakin Veila."

Anakin stared blankly at her for a few moments. "Tell me you're kidding."

Tahiri grinned. "Of course I?m kidding. The look on your face is more than worth it."

"So you won?t mind being a Solo?"

Tahiri kissed him lightly, and was still smiling when she pulled away. "You'll just have to rescue me all the time now. Taking your name is probably the most dangerous thing I?ve ever done, you know."

"You'll be a true Solo the first time you?re kidnapped," Anakin replied with a teasing smile. "And I'll always be there to rescue you."

Tahiri's lips brushed lightly against his. "That's a very comforting thought."

"What, that I'll always be there to rescue you?"

"Just the 'always' part," Tahiri corrected. "Just like I'll always be there to make you better when you?re hurt. And I'll always be there when you do something stupid." Anakin started to protest about that last statement, but Tahiri clamped her lips firmly against his.

That was something Anakin wasn't inclined to protest.

Original cover art by boushh2187. HTML formatting copyright 2001 TheForce.Net LLC.

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Current Rating is 8.89 in 118 total ratings.

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Author: Jenos  (signed)
Date posted: 9/16/2002 11:54:55 PM
Jenos's Comments:

I like it...I haven't read any of the NJO stuff, but all the same, it's a well-written fic. Good job!

Author: Bria  (signed)
Date posted: 9/17/2002 5:24:28 PM
Bria's Comments:

Very nice. Anakin and Tahiri are my favorite couple of the young Jedi, and I think you did very well with this piece. Good job! ^_^

Author: Sache8  (signed)
Date posted: 9/17/2002 7:11:47 PM
Sache8's Comments:

Very nice Kev! Anakin and Tahiri are so sweet together. And they sure like that Chandrila, don't they? ;)

Author: Jacen Solo
Date posted: 9/17/2002 7:17:52 PM
Jacen Solo's Comments:

I loved this story. Anakin and Tahiri are my favorite characters together.
I only wish it could actually happen.
Not to say it wouldn't have, but with Anakin dead there's no way it could happen now.
Unless, you know something that we don't????

Author: Sithwarlord
Date posted: 9/17/2002 7:57:47 PM
Sithwarlord's Comments:

Anakin is dead. That is all I can say.

Author: boushh2187
Date posted: 9/17/2002 8:10:11 PM
boushh2187's Comments:

Considering this story is basically an AU "What if" story, I don't think it matters that Anakin is "technically" dead.

Anyway, I for one thought this was a very sweet story.

Author: Shadow
Date posted: 9/18/2002 3:47:38 AM
Shadow's Comments:

hmm...this is an story. I like Anakin and Tahiri anyways

Why? Why did they have to kill lil Ani (Solo)

Author: Jedi Anakin Solo  (signed)
Date posted: 9/18/2002 5:05:29 AM
Jedi Anakin Solo's Comments:

Thank you to everyone who read/replied :).

Sithwarlord, I'm not trying to be argumentative, but this story is an AU. Thank you for trying to be helpful, but I'm well aware of the fact that Anakin is dead.

Author: Boba_Fett
Date posted: 9/18/2002 9:47:07 AM
Boba_Fett's Comments:

This was a beautiful story. Anakin ans Tahriri were my favorite Star Wars couple, I just wish Anakin hadnt died. But back to the story, it was very well written. Great Job!

Author: Shadow
Date posted: 9/18/2002 12:57:28 PM
Shadow's Comments:

Also, this story was a good break from the harsh realities of The New Jedi Order. . dont get me wrong, I love the NJO, jus that.... kinda harsh sumtimes. Maybe you can write one about Jacen and Tenel Ka and one about Jaina or Zekk... I dont really like that Jag Fel guy. All wrong for Jaina.

Also, the first one is supposed to say- This was an OK story... for sum reason wasn't there. O well.

Author: Qwi_Xux  (signed)
Date posted: 9/18/2002 4:31:13 PM
Qwi_Xux's Comments:

//Tahiri grinned. "Of course Iím kidding. The look on your face is more than worth it."//

//"You'll be a true Solo the first time youíre kidnapped," Anakin replied with a teasing smile.//

Hehe! This was great, Anakin! Poor Anakin nervous, when Tahiri was probably just *waiting* for him to pop the question. :-)

Author: the_jedi_princess
Date posted: 9/19/2002 4:46:52 AM
the_jedi_princess's Comments:

This is a great story, well written. This is the way that the relationship should have turned out. It's nice to see someone who agrees.

Author: Mcily Nochi  (signed)
Date posted: 9/24/2002 5:43:48 AM
Mcily Nochi's Comments:

Kev! I love it!

First of all, though. People, this is for commenting on the story, not debating the relative mertis of the NJO or Anakin's death.

Secondly, this is such a cute vignette! It really captures where their relationship might have gone, and as always, you write them so well together.

Very nice. :)

Author: Cpt.CHorn  (signed)
Date posted: 9/25/2002 11:33:39 AM
Cpt.CHorn's Comments:

Congrats, it really was a great story.

Author: Ace12
Date posted: 9/28/2002 8:19:08 PM
Ace12's Comments:

Loved the story. I just wished they didn't kill him off in The New Jedi Order series. That sucked. I liked Anakin.

Author: Myn Donos
Date posted: 9/30/2002 3:22:44 PM
Myn Donos's Comments:

Wow, a solid gold lightsaber with platinum trim...mmmmm....must have one...

Nice story ;)

Author: Barissa
Date posted: 10/2/2002 7:33:19 PM
Barissa's Comments:

Huh.....never new that Anakin died. Guess I'm a little behind the times huh?? Other than the kissing (way toooooo much, come on now!) it was well written. Not bad Kevin, not bad at all.

Author: UrbanJedi  (signed)
Date posted: 10/8/2002 5:41:31 PM
UrbanJedi's Comments:

Not a bad little story. Cute, is how I would describe it, I think. I don't usually read AU fics, but this wasn't too bad. Pretty much how I would have thought the situation would be had Anakin lived.

Author: TellAndrade  (signed)
Date posted: 10/14/2002 6:56:20 AM
TellAndrade's Comments:

Sigh if only......

Great Story!

Author: Soloman
Date posted: 10/20/2002 11:57:31 PM
Soloman's Comments:

I loved this story. And if you ask me, no one could have captured Anakin and Tahiri better.

P.S I have a feeling Anakin Solo is coming back, just you wait and see.

Author: jedi Aarronn
Date posted: 10/22/2002 4:50:13 PM
jedi Aarronn's Comments:

have to say great story
I just hope Mr lucas and the others who gave the order to kill off anakin solo are taking note at the fans anger at this move. bring back anakin from the dead it has been done before and fulfil this story

Author: whyanakin?
Date posted: 10/31/2002 6:33:48 AM
whyanakin?'s Comments:

Soloman? do u kno something we dont

Author: Jedi Anakin Solo  (signed)
Date posted: 10/31/2002 2:06:35 PM
Jedi Anakin Solo's Comments:

Thanks again to everyone for reading, but PLEASE try to keep comments about the story. Anakin Solo's character can be -- and is -- discussed on the Jedi Council Lit Forums, or any other Star Wars discussion board, for that matter.

Author: adiya
Date posted: 11/2/2002 2:43:50 PM
adiya's Comments:

loved it

Author: DarthMAD
Date posted: 12/14/2002 5:29:26 PM
DarthMAD's Comments:

Hmm... Wait...what was it about this story that bothered me...? Oh, that's right! Anakin is DEAD. In other words, he ceases to exist as a living person in the commmon sense. This renders the whole sotry null unless it is set in an alternate universe. If so, I'd like to see a comment added at beginning.

Author: Jedi Anakin Solo
Date posted: 12/14/2002 9:07:12 PM
Jedi Anakin Solo's Comments:

Hmmm... what was it that bothered me about that comment. Ah, yes, perhaps it was this. Please note the asterixed item.

Genres : ********Alternate Universe********; Romance; Vignette

Author: aKaTaHiRi
Date posted: 1/17/2003 8:06:28 PM
aKaTaHiRi's Comments:

Hey!! I loved your story! I only wish that Anakin would return and make this story true!! I give it a definite 10!

Author: Princess Beccerz  (signed)
Date posted: 2/21/2003 12:23:12 PM
Princess Beccerz's Comments:

Very good! I hope I get proposed to like that someday (hint to my boyfriend!) On a scale of 1 to 10, I give it an 11! Keep writing!


Author: DanielleSkywalker
Date posted: 7/29/2003 6:06:21 PM
DanielleSkywalker's Comments:

Awesome story! You should add more to it, like their wedding, telling Anakin's parents about being engaged....having kids! Hehehe...even add in a kidnapping. Good job! A few typos here and there, but it was good!

Author: Safire Ranmako  (signed)
Date posted: 8/23/2003 2:11:06 PM
Safire Ranmako's Comments:

That's SO sweet.

Author: Jedi Anakin Solo  (signed)
Date posted: 8/23/2003 6:10:11 PM
Jedi Anakin Solo's Comments:

aKaTaHiRi- Thanks :). I don't think Anakin will be back, but oh well, there are always AU fics :).

Princess Beccerz- Glad you liked it so much :).

DanielleSkywalker- Actually, I did write a full-length fic that takes place after this, as well as a sequel to that fic, with a third installment on the way in the near future, they can be found on the JC Forums :). The first fic is "As Long as You Both Shall Live", the second is "Peace and Peril" (though that one deals with Jacen and an original character rather than Anakin and Tahiri), and the third one will be "Reason to Live" which is back to A/T :).

Safire Ranmako- Thanks :). Anakin and Tahiri are my favorite couple, so it had to be ;) :)

Author: The Stormtrooper Shrink  (signed)
Date posted: 2/18/2004 4:23:34 PM
The Stormtrooper Shrink's Comments:

Anakin's dead, Tahiri's barely human anymore - how much worse can the NJO GET?!!!

I just read The Unifying Force, and it feels like everything is over... Man, the NJO was a load of bantha fodder.

Anyway, I wasn't ever really, really stuck on Anakin and Tahiri stuff - it never bothered me, but I thought that they were way too young for it to be serious - but this fic was okay.

Author: Arren Terrilon
Date posted: 8/3/2004 2:33:45 PM
Arren Terrilon's Comments:

Thats great, too bad anakin
awesome story

Author: ColonelArynMckezie
Date posted: 8/13/2004 6:39:14 AM
ColonelArynMckezie's Comments:

That was great ,just perfect.You should add some more.

Author: SWpants666
Date posted: 8/14/2004 8:20:58 AM
SWpants666's Comments:

Personally I think it could have been longer, but you did a great job.
Love the lightsaber idea.

Author: jedi princess
Date posted: 8/22/2004 6:11:05 PM
jedi princess's Comments:

I love it it makes me wish more than ever trhat a nakin hadn't died. i have a hunch that anakin will somehow come back from the dead.

Author: ChaoticJedi
Date posted: 11/12/2004 4:09:47 PM
ChaoticJedi's Comments:

This was cute. I liked it. I wish they hadn't gone and killed Anakin off. Arg! Bad enough they killed Chewie...Anyway, you did a good job!

Author: Claire_Loves_Anakin
Date posted: 7/2/2006 5:58:01 AM
Claire_Loves_Anakin's Comments:

It wa an only AWESOME story!!! I only wish the NJO writers would have let it happen!!!

Author: Claire_Loves_Anakin
Date posted: 7/4/2006 4:56:37 AM
Claire_Loves_Anakin's Comments:

I can't find the other stories you talked about! PLEASE PLEASE e-mail them to me or something!!!

Author: Shuro  (signed)
Date posted: 2/26/2007 10:57:32 PM
Shuro's Comments:

WELL DONE! romantic, yet not heavy, funny but not so much that its otherwords GREAT

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