The earliest gardens were walled not to keep out animals, but to keep them in, so they could not be hunted by strangers. The Persian word for these walled sanctuaries was pairidaeza, the Hebrew, pardes, in Greek, paradeiosos. …The origin of the word ‘paradise’ is simply 'enclosure.’
So, here’s what nobody asked for: A Rogue One florist AU (with a little Jyn/Cassian)
Cassian is the designer for the floral shop Red Allium, the
owners generally aren’t involved in the day to day running of it. Kay does the
general work and keeps an eye on the books.
Cassian is adept at making arrangements and talking people
around to better choices, but eventually they get busy enough where he needs
the owners to hire some help.
She is better at hand tied bouquets (more room for
improvising) and Cassian is better at arrangements in floral foam (more
She’s a bit abrasive and Cassian swears he will never leave
her alone with the customers because of the things she says sometimes. But
she’s good at wedding work and at pulling off near impossible requests.
She steals Cassian’s favourite pair of garden clippers for
her own use her first day on the job. He lets her.
Kay constantly harps on her that she can’t use the extra
flower in her bouquet or she’ll throw off their margin. She does it anyway.
Bodhi is their brand new delivery driver. Nothing distresses
him as much as delivering weddings, but he becomes friends with Jyn and Cassian
because he has an impeccable ability to think on his feet when things go wrong.
Chirrut and Baze are their main suppliers. Baze drives the
truck that brings them their products, and Chirrut somehow manages to always
find exactly what they need to fill special orders. They become very fond of
Jyn shortly after meeting her, and often throw in a free bunch of flowers for
the shop when Cassian places the orders. They half adopt the whole shop eventually.
After a rough start Jyn and Cassian get along really well.
One day while building a wedding order they discuss what flowers they would
want for their own hypothetical weddings, and Bodhi and Kay overhear and assume
the two are dating. Kay tells Cassian he doesn’t approve of him marrying Jyn,
and Cassian and Jyn have to explain that building the bouquets made them think
about what they would do differently if they were there own.
The incident gets them thinking though, and Jyn brings up
the idea of them actually dating. They decide to give it a try and everyone but
Kay is delighted.