I’ll Come Back for You Pt 5

Poe Dameron x Reader

Summary: The group is now at Maz Kanata’s castle, hoping to find a way to get to the Resistance base. They are attacked by the First Order, but help comes and Y/N is reunited with the very people she had missed the most. 

Warnings: Curse words, a little wound.

I do not own anything!!!!

A/N: Sorry if it was a long wait, I know I promised it for yesterday but I was so exhausted from school! Enjoy!

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 

Originally posted by rookbodhi

Green. You had never seen so much green in your entire life. All you could do was stare in awe while Poe was trying to find a place to land the U-Wing you guys had borrowed for your trip. You were mesmerized by how the trees were flowing with the wind and how soft the grass looked. All you could think about was running your hands through the grass and you just wanted to run up to a tree and hug it. So many questions were running through your mind and you felt your heart pound from the excitement you have been holding in the entire trip. You heard Poe say something, but didn’t pay attention until he nudged you gently with his elbow.

“Huh? What?” You said, slowly turning your attention towards a smiling Poe.

“I asked if you had ever been to a planet like this, Y/N/N,” Poe laughed.

You blushed and shook your head,

“No, none as beautiful as this,” you turned your head back to look towards the planet, “I have been to other planets, of course. None of them had as much green as this one does. I was either on a planet that was covered with sand or one with tons of buildings.”

You turned to look at Poe, who was looking at you sadly. You gave him a sad smile and cleared your throat,

“Anyways,” you put your hand on his arm, “thank you for bringing me here, Poe. It really means a lot that you would do this for me.”

“Yeah well, you aren’t as much of a pain in my ass as you think you are, Y/N/N,” he smirked at you and you laughed, lightly pushing him.

You heard BB-8 chirp, letting the both of you know that he found a spot to land. When Poe brought the U-Wing closer to the ground, you unstrapped yourself, and raced towards the door. You bounced impatiently as you waited for Poe to lower the door. When he finally did, you ran out onto the grass and stopped. You had been waiting for this moment your entire life, but you found yourself paralyzed at the sight. You shot your hand out towards the grass slowly, and suddenly closed it into a fist. The grass had looked so pure, that you were afraid it would taint it as soon as you touched it. You took it one step at a time; the air feeling cool against your skin. There was a light breeze, and you could smell just how clean the planet was. The breeze was also making your hair fly just enough around you, tickling your face and you smiled. You felt easily relaxed and closed your eyes, taking a deep breath.

You felt another hand lightly grab your wrist and you shot your eyes open, relaxing when you looked into Poe’s brown orbs. He unclenched your fist and leaned you both down to touch the grass. He must have saw how conflicted you were with touching it, you thought to yourself. When your hands finally reached the grass, you were shocked at how cold it was, causing you to flinch a little but continued moving your hand forward. You thought that the grass was the softest thing you could ever imagine. BB-8 rolled right next to you and began chirping happily. You turned towards Poe and gave him the biggest smile you could manage.

“It’s so soft, Poe,” you said, continuing to pet the grass.

Poe chuckled and removed your hand from his grasp. You had forgotten that he was holding your hand and you blushed. You lifted your hand from the grass and watched as Poe walked back to the ship. You panicked as you thought he was going to tell you to get ready to leave, but released a breath of relief when you was he was walking back, carrying a basket with a blanket lying on top of it. He stopped right next to you and gave you a smile, to which you returned with a look of confusion.

“What is that Poe?” You asked, nodding towards his hands.

“Oh, this?” He lifted the basket up and looked at it, “I just thought we could enjoy a nice picnic for the birthday princess.”

You smiled brightly at Poe and nodded in agreement.

“Where should we go?” You asked.

“Lead the way princess, I’ll follow you wherever you go.”

BB-8 chirped in agreement and you felt the heat rise in your cheeks once again and quickly turned, hoping that Poe didn’t see you blushing for the third time. You began to walk and saw a nice spot near a body of water. Poe handed you the blanket and you laid it down on the ground. While Poe was setting up the picnic, you walked down to the water, with BB-8 rolling next to you. You watched as the waves rolled lightly against the surface. You heard footsteps behind you and turned your head as Poe walked to your side.

“So what do you think of the planet so far, Y/N/N? Is it everything you imagined?”

“It’s even more beautiful than I imagined, Poe.”

He laughed,

“Well, that’s one thing we disagree on.”

You raised your brow and simply asked what he meant. He looked directly in your Y/E/C eyes and said,

“I can think of one person that is more beautiful than this planet.”

You hit yourself mentally as you felt your cheeks, once again, heat up. It was almost like he was saying anything to get you to blush. You smiled and turned to look back at the water, hoping he didn’t see how flushed you looked. You heard him laugh,

“You know, you’re cute when you blush.”

You looked back at him and smiled shyly,

“Oh yeah?” you said smugly, “Well, you’re cute when you’re wet!” You bent down and grabbed a handful of water, splashing Poe whose face instantly dropped when he saw what was happening and tried dodging it. You laughed at Poe, who was staring at you in disbelief. He gave you an evil smile and you stopped laughing and gulped when you saw him step towards you slowly.

“So that’s how you want to play, huh princess?”

You shook your head,

“No Poe,” you said sweetly, “I would rather run instead.” You took off running away from the body of water, laughing and you turned your head to see Poe catching up to you and pushed yourself to run faster. BB-8 rolled up right next to you and you yelled,

“C’mon BB-8, we can’t let him catch-“ you were interrupted when you felt a pair of arms wrap around your waist from behind and twirl you around. You were giggling like a child and heard Poe laughing as well. He lowered you down and you smiled at him,

“Thank you for bringing me here Poe, this is seriously the sweetest thing that anyone has ever done for me.”

“Don’t worry about it, Y/N.” Poe smiled, “I would do anything for you.”


You thought of the memory when Rey mentioned how she had never known there was so much green. You and your dad looked at each other sadly before glancing at Rey, who was still mesmerized by the planet. As your dad set the ship down, Rey quickly got up from her seat and ran outside. You moved to follow, when your dad pulled you by your elbow.

“You need to stay close to me, Y/N. There are all types of creeps in there. Do you understand?”

You nodded your head and he handed you a blaster, which you took and hid it behind you. Your dad walked to grab some supplies, with Finn following him. You walked outside and stood next to Rey, who was still staring at the land. You nudged her shoulder and she looked back at you, smiling.

“I remember the first time I ever went to a planet like this, I was so excited.”

“I was worried I looked like a fool,” she looked down and you frowned.

“Hey,” you put a hand on her arm and she looked back up, “you are not a fool. You are allowed to be excited about visiting another planet. I was the exact same way when I visited my first green planet. I had been to many other planets before, but they mostly had sand and buildings. When I was able to see a planet like this, I was completely astonished. So you have every right to feel this way.”

Rey smiled back and nodded,

“Thank you, Y/N. You have been a wonderful friend.”

You smiled,

“Not as great as you Rey. Without your help, Finn, BB-8, and I would not have made it out of Jakku alive. Thank you for flying us.”

You reached to hug her and she hugged back. You pulled away and smiled.

“Hey,” you began, “how come you have never left Jakku? You’re an amazing pilot Rey; you could fly anywhere you want to.”

Her smile dropped and she began to look nervous,

“Well um, I have been waiting for my family. I was only a child when they left me on Jakku, I hardly remember them.”

You felt your heart ache and you gave her a sad look which she returned with a forced smile,

“But they will be back, someday. That’s why I need to get back to Jakku after I make sure BB-8 and you two are back with the Resistance.”

You were about to say something when your dad walked up to her and handed her a blaster. He asked her if she would be interested in working with him and Chewie, to which she declined. You knew she was at least thinking about it and you began to follow your father towards a building. Your dad began to talk about how someone named Maz Kanata and how she was your best bet at getting BB-8 and you all to the Resistance. You had heard the name plenty of times as she would help out with the Resistance, letting you know of people who were plotting to exploit the Resistance to the First Order or just simply helping out as a friend.

When you opened the doors and walked into the castle, everyone there was having their own conversations and music filled the room. No one had acknowledged you until you heard a loud, booming voice that stopped you all in your tracks.

“Han Solo!”

Everyone stopped what they were doing and looked directly towards your group. It was so silent; you thought that everyone around you could hear your heart pounding. You rolled your eyes and glared towards your dad, who nervously waved and said

“Hey Maz.”


You all sat down with Maz as she began talking to you. Your father had asked Maz to get you all to the Resistance. Instead, she began to scold your father, telling him to make his way back home and you smiled. You hoped that your father would come back with you, to make up with your mother and you could all be a family again, minus Ben. Your heart sank at the feeling; you just knew it could never be how it was before this mess happened. You were pulled from your thoughts when you saw Maz climbing on the table, staring at Finn.

“If you live long enough, you see the same eyes in different people.” She continued to scan him, “I’m looking at the eyes of a man who wants to run.”

Finn leaned forward,

“You don’t know a thing about me,” his voice dropped an octave lower and you stared at him, “what I’ve done, what I’ve seen. You don’t know the First Order like I do. They’ll slaughter us, we all need to run.”

Maz let out a hum and sat back in her seat. She pointed out two guys and mentioned that they could help him escape. Finn looked towards the both of you and asked you both to come with him.

“What about BB-8?” Rey asked, “We have to get him back to your base.”

Finn shook his head and stood up. He took of Poe’s jacket, which you had forgotten he was wearing, and handed it to you. You took it reluctantly and watched as he walked away. You slipped on Poe’s jacket and looked at Rey before following him. You walked up to Finn and pulled him back,

“We’re not letting you leave Finn,” you said in a serious tone,” you’re one of us.”

“Y/N is right, Finn,” Rey said, “you can’t just go.”

Finn pulled from your grasp and looked directly at Rey,

“I’m not who you think I am Rey. I’m not Resistance. I’m not a hero, I’m a Stormtrooper.”

You saw Rey flinch a little and put a hand on her arm, nodding for her to listen to him, and she did. Finn continued to talk,

“I was taken from my home, and raised to do one thing. But my first battle, I made a choice. I wasn’t going to kill for them, so instead I ran. I ran into Y/N and Poe, and then I ran into you. You all looked at me like no one ever had. I was ashamed of whom I was and I made my decision. I am not going back to the First Order. Please, Y/N and Rey, come with me.”

“Finn, you know that I can’t,” you shook your head and put a hand on his arm, “I have to finish this mission, mine and Poe’s mission. I have to do this for him.”

“Poe’s dead Y/N!” Finn yelled, and you flinched back. Your eyes opened wide and you stared at him. His eyes went from rage to sadness as he realized what he said. You felt your eyes sting with tears and tried to hold them back.

“Y/N…” he began and you shook your head and walked away, not looking back. You were walking away and you began to hear someone whisper your name.


You looked around in confusion and looked around; you saw Rey and noticed her walking towards some stairs. You decided to follow her down the steps and grabbed her arm gently. You let go when you heard your name being whispered again,


She continued to walk and stopped at a door, which opened for the both of you. You saw a chest and it was like something was pulling the both of you towards it. You watched as Rey leant down and opened the chest. Inside, there was a lightsaber and you saw as Rey reached for it

“Y/N, don’t!”

You reached to grab her arm right as she grabbed the lightsaber and you both flinched. You released her arm and looked around you, you looked back down and noticed that Rey wasn’t with you and you began to panic. You looked back up and realized you were in your dad’s ship. You heard two little kids laughing behind you and you turned around to see a young boy, with curly black hair, and a little girl, with Y/H/L, Y/H/C, hair. They were running around, the boy with a toy lightsaber and the girl with a toy blaster. You gasped as you realized it was you and your brother.

“Ben?” You whispered to yourself, and he turned to look at you. You gasped as he stared right at you and he held his hand out. Shakily, you reached forward to grab it but then watched as he disappeared.


You turned and looked behind you as you heard the voice of your father call your name. Someone had bumped into your shoulder, knocking you down and you looked up to see a little younger version of yourself running towards your father and jumping into his arms.

“I missed you so much, Dad!”

“I missed you too, sweet pea.” Your dad set you down, “Now, where is your mother and brother?”

You began to stand up as you felt your chest tightening. You felt like you couldn’t breath and pulled a hand to your chest, you felt your knees shake and you thought you were going to pass out.

“Y/N,” you flinched as you recognized the voice, “Hey, don’t pass out on me, princess. I don’t think I could handle not hearing your pretty voice. Even if you have used it many times to threaten me with it.”

You turned and found yourself looking at a beaten Poe and felt your heart sink. You felt tears slip from your eyes and you began to hyperventilate. You shakily walked towards Poe and as soon as you reached to cup his face, he disappeared and you were back in the room, touching a wall. You were still breathing hard and you saw Rey sitting on the floor looking towards someone. You shakily walked out of the room and saw Maz Kanata walking towards the both of you.


“Rey! Come back!” You yelled for her as she began to run back to the forest. Maz Kanata had told you how the lightsaber, which was your Uncle Luke’s, was calling out to the both of you. She told Rey that she should trust the Force to find Luke and to take the lightsaber. She panicked and began to ran away, to which you and BB-8 followed her. You stopped as you lost her and went back to your father to tell him what happened. You didn’t realize that BB-8 went missing until you walked up to him.

“Dad, Rey is gone. I don’t know where she went and” you trailed off as you began to hear people shouting from outside. Your dad place a hand on your back and you followed him outside. You saw people looking up and you did the same, your heart dropping at the scene. In the sky were red beams of light, going towards other planets. You gasped a put a hand to cover your mouth, tears threatening to spill and you heard the voice of Finn next to you.

“It was the Republic. The First Order, they’ve done it.” You looked towards Finn, pulling your hand away from your mouth, “Where’s Rey?”

You began to explain what happened, and in the middle of that story, Maz asked you all to follow her back to the room where the lightsaber was. She handed it to Finn and told him to use it.  You felt a familiar weight upon you and heard the whirring of Tie fighters. You all ran outside and saw dozens of ships as well as Stormtroopers attacking the castle. You readied your blaster and began to shoot at the Stormtroopers. You ran along with your father and Chewie and began dodging the blasts from the Stormtroopers. The three of you were taking cover along a wall, your dad and Chewie on both sides of you, shooting anyone that shot at you. Your dad stopped and reached for Chewie’s bowcaster,

“Hey, can I try that?”

Chewie growled and nodded, handing it over to him.

“Oooh yeah, me next,” you begged. You watched as your dad took a shot at some Stormtroopers, he turned back towards the both of you,

“I like this thing.” You reached for it,

“Ok you had your fun,” you snatched it from his hands and began to aim at a group of Stormtroopers, “now it’s my turn.” You released the trigger and felt a rush of adrenaline as you watched the blast take out the group. You smiled widely,

“Oh my stars that was fucking awesome!”

Your father snatched the bowcaster from you and nudged you hard before yelling

“Language!” You rolled your eyes and continued to blast away. You heard the familiar sound of a lightsaber and turned to see Finn in a battle with a Stormtrooper who was carrying a weird electric thing. You nudged your dad,

“Uh, dad-“

“Already on it, kid.” You three began running and watched in horror as Finn was thrown back after getting hit by the Stormtroopers weapon. Your dad raised the bowcaster and released the trigger, watching as it shot the Stormtrooper straight in the chest and fly back. You and your father reached down to help Finn up when you were interrupted by the sound of Stormtroopers raising their weapons to you. They took your weapons and began to walk you to an empty area. You heard one of them mention something about an incoming and you watched as they all took cover. You looked at your dad, who didn’t acknowledge you, as he said,

“It’s the Resistance.”

You turned to look and saw a group of X-Wings make your way towards you, shooting at the Tie fighters in the sky and the Stormtroopers near you. You all raced to grab your weapons and began firing at the Stormtroopers. You stood next to Finn and watched in awe as one of the X-Wings began taking out Stormtroopers, then Tie fighters, all while doing flips in the air.

“What a show-off!” You yelled at the same time as Finn was yelling,

“Whoo! That’s one hell of a pilot!”

You looked at each other and laughed before continuing on. The weight you felt earlier began to feel stronger and you lowered your weapon. You heard a blaster go off and felt a sharp pain to your left side, but it didn’t affect you as much as the pain you felt in your head. You began to fall to your knees, putting your hand to your head. Finn leaned down to help you up and you shook your head in panic.

“M-my b-brother…” you shakily whispered and Finn looked at you in confusion before looking up and his face dropped. He began running and yelling Rey’s name. Your father came up to you and helped you up, looking at you in sadness as you realized he saw him too. You finally felt a burning pain on your side and yelped as you took a step. You put a hand to your side and looked up as you heard the sound of a ship come closer and, with your father’s help, began walking towards it. Finn began rambling something about Rey and your father simply ignored him. You were about to yell at him for being rude, when you heard the ship door open and saw Resistance members walking out of the ship. You watched as your mother walked out and you took off and ran into her embrace, ignoring the pain in your side. You heard her sigh in relief and pulled away, noticing there were tears in her eyes,

“I thought I lost you.”

You smiled and hugged her again,

“You can’t get rid of me that easily, Mom.” You pulled away and watched as she looked past you towards your father. You felt awkward so you nodded for Chewie and Finn to help you onto the ship.


You had gotten patched up on the ship and Finn sat next to you the entire time. He kept asking if you were fine and you got a little annoyed, but still reassured him you were. BB-8 was also chirping next to you, and you just huffed in annoyance and nodded. You heard a voice over an intercom that was letting you know that you were about to land at the Resistance Base. Finn helped you up and began walking you towards the door.

“Y/N…” you heard Finn begin to say and you turned to look at him, “I’m so sorry for what I said back there, about Poe. I didn’t mean to hurt you.”

You gave him a sad smile and reached for his hand,

“I know you didn’t Finn and it’s okay,” you squeezed his hand, “I forgive you.”

He forced a smile and helped you out as soon as the doors opened. You took a breath of relief as you realized you were finally safe and had BB-8 right next to you. The only thing that would make you better is if Poe was with you. Finn started to help you walk away from the ship. You saw people hurrying around you, trying to help or go to their ships. People waved or nodded at you and you just smiled. Finn had stopped walking and you turned towards him and saw he was staring as if he’d seen a ghost you were about to look forward when you felt BB-8 roll quickly past you. You followed the droid and froze as you saw who it was rolling to. You saw Poe leaning towards BB-8, patting it and you gasped. You pulled away from Finn and began to slowly limp towards him.

“Poe?” You whispered to yourself and as if he heard you, he looked at you and his face lit up.

“Y/N/N?” He stood up and made his way towards you.

“Poe!” You yelled this time and took off running, ignoring the pain. You ran right into his arms and he lifted you up and spun you. You began sobbing and did not let go for a while. He finally lowered you and pulled you away before placing his hands on the side of your face and pushing his lips to yours. You froze at first, but then melted into the kiss. He finally broke the kiss and brought his forehead to yours and whispered,

“I have been waiting for a long time to do that, Y/N/N.”

You blushed,

“I never thought I would see you again, Poe.”

“I told you before, princess, I will always come back for you.”

You smiled softly and pulled him in for another kiss. When he pulled away, he scanned your body and bit his bottom lip,

“Is that my jacket?”

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Something Right - Bodhi Rook

Because I am trash and your last Bodhi was imagine was so cute, is there any chance you could write one were the reader who is a rebel has taking a liking to him and vice versa but she hasn’t been sleeping at all and during the attack to get “Stardust” she collapse and he wakes her up and comforts her and confesses (kisses her?) and they meet up with Cassian and Jye on the beach?? Sorry I know that it’s changing some things but I think it would be cute? Sorry and thank you.

A/N : I feel like I may have let you down with this one. It’s not as fluffy and cute as I know Bodhi can be. I’m sorry my friend! If you want very cutesy Bodhi stuff I will write, but with pieces like this it’s hard to develope a relationship very quickly (hence why Cassian and Jyn didn’t kiss at the end of Rogue One, it would have been too soon and their romantic relationship was underdeveloped) .

Originally posted by imaginehux

You had been living quite a normal life despite the carnage surrounding you. You had joined the Rebellion as soon as you could, fighting alongside other people who despised the Empire. You moved up the ranks quite easily when Mon Mothma saw your skills and heart.

You were even given special access to help Captain Cassian Andor, K2SO, and ex-criminal Jyn Erso find a defected pilot. This cargo pilot left the Empire and immediately contacted Saw Gurrea saying that Galen Erso had given him a message. The Rebel Alliance found the transmission sent to Saw and ordered you and Andor to get Galen’s daughter, Jyn, and go to Jedha to find this pilot.

The mission briefing was dragged out, filled with every detail imagined; but before long, your crew was on Jedha’s surface.

“Y/N,” Cassian said as he pulled the binoculars away from his face, “stay with Kaytoo and the ship. Me and Jyn will get the pilot.” You groaned at his words, but walked back towards the U-Wing, the lanky droid following close behind. “I do not like this idea.” K2 said and you nodded, “I’m not happy with it either. I came here to fight.”

“Bring the ship around now, Kaytoo!” Cassian’s voice echoed through the commlink. The droid hurriedly accelerated the ship and rounded the hideout. You stood next the hangar door, ready to open it for your crew. K2 lowered the ship quickly and closely to the ground. You slammed your palm against the button and as soon as the door opened, Cassian and Jyn dove into the cargo hold followed by three other people.

Cassian rushed to the co pilot’s seat, shouting at his droid to get all of them out of here. You looked out the window and saw the planet’s surface heading towards you like a cloud of deadly poison. The thought of all the people in that city, in pain and watching their planet get destroyed, broke a part of you that you thought didn’t exist anymore. This mission was a failure, no matter what the original goal was. You turned to Jyn who’s cheeks were flushed by running and her tears. “I thought there was only one pilot?” You said, gesturing to the three men that were now on board.

“I’m the pilot.” You spun on your heels and was faced with a handsome man. His face and Imperial uniform were dirty, and like Jyn, his face was also flushed from the escape. It made him look quite endearing when you looked into his wide, brown eyes. He held out his hand to you, with a small smile on his face, “I’m Bodhi.”

You took his hand, and felt a warmth spread through you at the kind gesture. “Hi, I’m Y/N.” He smiled a little wider, and you found yourself doing the same. Maybe this mission wasn’t a total let down after all.

Bodhi told Cassian that Galen Erso was based on Eadu, this fueled Cassian’s fire to find him. Jyn told everyone about the hologram she saw of her father, stating that he had built a flaw in what the Empire called the Death Star. Despite your slight dislike towards Jyn, the way Bodhi defended Galen convinced you that this was true. There was a defiant passion in his eyes that may have come from being oppressed by the Empire. The way his somewhat cute, you had to admit, pout balanced on his lips made him look so childish. You had gotten to know Bodhi in the brief trip to Eadu, mostly how he had escaped the Empire. You learned that he was a Jedha native, along with Chirrut a blind man that had joined your team, and now wanted to fight against the Empire more than ever.

“I knew that they were hiding something, but the power to kill an entire planet that’s….” He trailed off, brown eyes distant. His leg started to jump a little and you saw his fingers fidgeting. “The families there, I knew them. Grew up with them. Now they’re gone.” To stop him from picking at his nails, you grabbed his right hand and gave it a squeeze. He looked back at you and you could see the fear in his eyes.

“Once we find Galen, the Rebels won’t have a choice but to attack the Empire. We’ll avenge Jedha.” Bodhi nodded, and with a shout from Cassian, the pilot darted up to the cockpit to help navigate. You watched him go and couldn’t help but wonder how one person could make their way into your heart in such a short time.

You could taste the metallic taste of blood in your mouth as you slowly lifted your head. You felt a hot rush of air around you and the feeling of sand beneath you.

“Y/N!!” You looked up and saw Bodhi kneeling before you. He carefully helped you sit up and you saw what was happening. It wasn’t so much the sunset that painted the sky a light orange; it was the mean Death Star that hung in the sky. You could see the horizon being swallowed up by a strong fire and you felt the knot in your stomach disappear. “Jyn and Cassian?”

“They sent out the plans. We’ve done enough.” Bodhi said, his voice somber.

You sat yourself next to the pilot, leaning your shoulder against his and watched the cloud approach the beach. “What happened when I blacked out?” Bodhi looked at you, concern laced in his features. “I was opening a channel for the message to be sent on when a trooper threw a grenade in the ship. We were running out when it went off and you,” He reached up carefully, his fingertips brushing over a sore spot on your head, “hit your cranium.” He gave you a quick smile, which you returned. A simple silence fell over the both of you, as you both looked back to the cloud of light. Your head still felt foggy from your tumble so you rested it against Bodhi’s shoulder. He tensed, but when he looked at you watching the sea, he felt the comfort your touch brought him. He looked back to the shining waters feeling happier than he had been in quite some time. You turned, after feeling his gaze on you, and saw the soft smile that graced Bodhi’s lips. “For the first time,” he said, turning to look at you, “I feel like I finally did something right.” You reached for his hand, giving it a light squeeze. You stared into eachother’s eyes for what felt like an eternity before you realized Bodhi wasn’t going to make the first move. He was too shy and sweet to be that upfront, so you leaned forward instead. Your lips brushed carefully before they melded softly. It was a long kiss, sweet and so wonderfully slow. The perfect ‘we’re going to die but hey, that’s alright’ kiss. When you pulled away, Bodhi leaned forward as if to kiss you again, but his nose bumped yours. You let out a small giggled which caused a blush to form on his cheeks. You felt your face grow hot as well, but it wasn’t from embarrassment. It was the cloud coming towards you and heated your skin. “We did good.” You murmured, and Bodhi nodded. You looked up into his large brown eyes and felt a sense of peace wash over you. As he looked at you he felt pride in his actions and how they lead him to you. In another life maybe you both grew old together, but he would never know. You both stared at eachother until the heat grew too hot to bear.

Did Han and Leia get married or were they just partners forever? Because considering her last name is still Organa in the sequel movie and the two of them clearly loved each other too much to get a divorce it seems likely they either never married or she kept her name. I like both ideas but I particularly like the idea they weren’t married. Like everyone was like “Princess you should marry him” and she was like “nah.”

I know.

Can we take a second to talk about the I love you. I know. interchange in Empire?

I get in a lot of arguments with my guy friends about this. Bless them - I mean really - because they think they are being progressive. And its actually kind of heart warming to see. But, usually, the people who think Han is an asshole for saying I know instead of I love you, too chalk his behavior up to some kind of toxic masculinity. Han won’t say he loves her because he refuses to be vulnerable. Han is too arrogant to admit he has a weakness. Han is aggressive. Han is downright cruel at times. 

And… okay. I guess I can see where they’re coming from. But, to me, that is a really shallow interpretation of his character. 

I guess what I, and I think many people who ship Han/Leia, see in that interchange is that Han’s response isn’t motivated by his own feelings. His response has nothing to do with what’s he’s thinking or how he feels. 

It’s about validating how Leia feels. 

Which, honesty, I think she needed more at that moment than a mirrored declaration. 

Leia sacrifices everything for the cause. Her strength to put the rebellion before her personal interest is incredible. It’s her defining characteristic. It’s what we all know and love about her.

It’s also what she knows and loves about herself. By Empire, Leia has lost almost everything of any personal value to her. She’s lost her family. Her home. Her friends. Her position in the Senate. All she has is her own sense of identity. The only thing she can use to define herself anymore is her core values. 

Can you imagine how difficult it would be to let anything compromise that? 

Admitting that she has feelings for Han would be admitting that she has room in her heart for anything other than the cause. It would be admitting that her life is not solely defined by the rebellion that her family died for. It would be admitting that behind her emotionless, rational, militaristic persona is actually just a twenty-two year old girl with feelings, longings, and desires that are entirely selfish. 

Han knows this about her. 

Ultimately, it’s why Leia loves him. Because even Luke, her own twin with whom she shares a connection in the force, at times fails to see her as anything other than the princess. 

But somehow this dirty, cocky, smart ass, nerf herder is the one person who has ever managed to look into her soul and see past every single wall she has built around herself. 

Han knows her. She has never had to tell him anything. She has never had to pour her heart out to him. She has never had to make herself vulnerable in front of him. And yet, he still knows. 

I guess many people see that scene and they see a cocky smart ass being clever and evasive instead of sincere when he says I know

But that’s not what his eyes say. 

His eyes say…

I know you love me. 

I’ve known you love me for a long time. 

It hasn’t scared me away. 

It hasn’t made me think less of you. 

It hasn’t made me see you as weak. 

You’ve screamed at me, hit me, threatened me, insulted me, and done everything to push me away, but I still know that you love me.

And I know you know that I love you, too.

Because it’s taken an invasion of a base, a broken down hyperdrive, a giant cave dwelling slug monster, Boba Fett, a carbonite chamber, and Darth fucking Vader himself to actually make me leave you. 

And I know that you will do everything in your power to bring me back.