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    "I can listen no longer in silence."

    The hologram projection of his strangely handsome face is cobalt blue, flickering, and full of static. "I must speak to you, Rey. You… you pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me that I am not too late.” He groans, runs his hands through his dark, silver-streaked hair, then refocuses his gaze on the holorecorder. “I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight and a half years ago. Do not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death."

    Here the recording of Ben takes a deep breath, and looks down at something outside the holorecorder’s field of view. Perhaps at his hands, Rey manages to think, through the veil of shock and timid, fluttering hope. She wishes she were there with him, so she could take them in her own, and offer him the confidence to carry on.

    But this is only a hologram, so she must wait. Eventually, when he looks up again, his features have settled. He looks… Fierce. Determined. Self-assured.

    "I have loved none but you," he says.

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    10 Jan 2019

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    Rey drifts her hand up to his face. Her thumb brushes the scar bisecting it.

    “Beautiful,” she whispers, almost to herself, and Ben realises he is lost; tumbling away to infinity with only this girl and their sins.

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    In which Ben, the reluctant Duke of Alderaan, cannot get the clever, beautiful, opinionated governess out of his head.
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    10 Jan 2019

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    Following Leia’s funeral, a heartsore Rey is full of doubts. What she needs is sleep. What she finds waiting for her in her dreams—who the Force brings to visit her—will help her make her peace with the past, and forge a path towards the future.

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    06 Jan 2019

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    “It happened like this,” his mother inevitably began, her face that odd mix of unease and annoyance after decades of telling the story over and over again. The next sentence always seemed to shift. “My parents bought a house, and it all went to hell.” 

    Or:

    “It happened like this: my father had a brain tumor, and he went after my mother with a knife.”

    Or, with a drink in her hand and several others under her belt:

    “It happened like this: hospitality really will fuck you over.”

    Or, on her deathbed:

    “It happened like this.” Her face thin, her expression earnest. “The original owner cursed the house.” Her hand had folded around Ben’s own, squeezing with unexpected force. “Don’t go back, darling boy.”

    In which Ben Solo returns to Mustafar, North Carolina, to tear the past to the ground.

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    23 Nov 2018

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    “Would it have been so terrible?” he asks. “Staying?”

    Could we have had this? she thinks, like she always does.

    Non-consecutive ForceTime vignettes in the days, weeks and months after Crait.

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    19 Aug 2018