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My Name is Solomon Crae


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iamthehoyden
01.07.2013 , 06:42 PM | #81
Epilogue


Skari sighed and looked at the clock. How long did it take to get ready for a picnic? This wasn't a coordinated assault on a fortified position, it was f**king sandwiches and cookies.

The rest of the crew was supposed to meet them there half an hour ago. Torian was flying in from his training. Rumors were that another Great Hunt would be called soon, and all his time lately had been spent getting ready. She shook her head. Her prep, back in the day, had involved taking as many jobs as possible to scrape together the funds to get to Hutta. Gault, Mako, and her gun-running fox of a fiance were taking some time away from their smuggling operation to come. And they were all going to be waiting while her freak of a husband "scouted around".

She groaned at the sound of screaming children. The twins had been dressed for hours and were passing toys back and forth - sometimes even voluntarily. Skari pulled them apart again, so tired of their antics she didn't even bother to tell them to stop hitting each other. They needed activity, space to run and get dirty, and if Crae didn't get his a** back pretty damn quick he was the one who was going to get to deal with his crabby offspring for the next few days while she ran away. She groaned as the contents of the twins' bag spilled out over the floor, the victim of Jawa curiosity.

"Blizz, please put the stuff back in the pack, I just got it pulled together. Fionnai, shut off that console. The market will be there when we get back."

Blizz cocked his head to the side but quickly repacked the bag, tucking in a few extra somethings. The rose-skinned twi'lek sighed, flipping her tiger-striped lekku back over her shoulder, but shut the console off.

"I just wanted to check what terenthium was going for. Stuff's dead easy to find and sells really well these days," the teenager said, tossing a stuffed rancor across the room.

Malek and Londaria darted towards it, Malek snatching the prize a second before his sister. Londaria started screaming. Skari picked up her daughter and started wondering if tranq guns were really such a bad thing. The door slid open, and Crae walked into the chaos, fresh air coming with him.

Skari scowled at him as he kissed her on the cheek, "You've been gone for hours. What were you doing?"

"Securing the area."

She glared at him as she put the squirming toddler back down on the ground, "And what, exactly, does that mean?"

He shrugged. "The Black Sun operation that was at that abandoned mining facility five miles up the mountain is gone. I cleared out the two-legged predator that has been stalking the local village, and the four-legged predators in a three mile radius are dead."

Skari blinked. Londaria toddled over and grasped her dad's legs. He grinned and swooped her up, kissing her on the cheek, making her giggle. Skari took a breath and silently thanked the stars, not for the first time, that he was on their side.

"Ok, grab the basket, and let's go," she said. Skari raised an eyebrow at her husband, "We're late and your wife is about to destroy something if she doesn't leave this building."

He grinned at her, his golden eyes twinkling. "But the way you destroy things is so cute."

"Shut up, Crae."

Solomon Crae laughed as he picked up the container with his free hand and led his family out into the sun.
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Fan Fiction: My Name is Solomon Crae The Man in the Box

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bright_ephemera
01.07.2013 , 06:45 PM | #82
Quote: Originally Posted by iamthehoyden View Post
Skari raised an eyebrow at her husband, "We're late and your wife is about to destroy something if she doesn't leave this building."

He grinned at her, his golden eyes twinkling. "But the way you destroy things is so cute."

"Shut up, Crae."
That is ridiculously adorable.

Fantastic turn from the story section we saw in the SFC thread. Love it!
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iamthehoyden
01.07.2013 , 06:54 PM | #83
Quote: Originally Posted by bright_ephemera View Post
That is ridiculously adorable.

Fantastic turn from the story section we saw in the SFC thread. Love it!
Thank you Character growth FTW! (Notice, one exclamation point. I'm on a 12-step program. )
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kabeone
01.07.2013 , 07:17 PM | #84
<3 happy epilogue endings

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irishfino
01.07.2013 , 09:07 PM | #85
Fluffeh! [fluffs the fic]
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iamthehoyden
01.08.2013 , 06:57 PM | #86
I'll be adding snippets, I think, either here or in the short fic thread, so I'll cross-link them where appropriate. This one Acquired Taste is set a couple weeks after the end of the main story. It also includes a couple of my other characters who haven't shown up in this thread, so I apologize if any of you are lost.
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Fan Fiction: My Name is Solomon Crae The Man in the Box

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EverSteam
01.19.2013 , 12:07 AM | #87
I finally finished
Darn life was getting in the way of my reading but...
I LOVED IT ALL! And the happiness and the... just... I grinned all night. I do love a happy ending (not that anyone would suspect that ).
That's all I have to say.

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iamthehoyden
01.19.2013 , 09:15 AM | #88
Quote: Originally Posted by EverSteam View Post
I finally finished
Darn life was getting in the way of my reading but...
I LOVED IT ALL! And the happiness and the... just... I grinned all night. I do love a happy ending (not that anyone would suspect that ).
That's all I have to say.
Yay!! I'm so glad you liked it!!
aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?
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Fan Fiction: My Name is Solomon Crae The Man in the Box

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Syart
01.19.2013 , 03:27 PM | #89
I missed the epilogue! But now I found it, and I'm happy
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Canino
01.19.2013 , 06:39 PM | #90
Oh my god!!! This was AMAZING! Life was annoying and not letting me read anything for a while, and I missed most of this. Stupid life! Since when am I busy-even to busy to read or write?!?!?!? Writers block + no outline help with the writing though. Anyway I loved it. I will be coming back to read all the snippets.
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