the golux

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Farewell and Into the Inevitable

“I know, Da,” Poe says quietly. “I know you never wanted this for me.”

“I wanted the war to be over,” Kes Dameron says, arms tight around his son. “I wanted my son to live his life in peace.” He leans back, hands on Poe’s shoulders, and looks Poe up and down, from the military-issue boots to the tidy khaki uniform to Poe’s ever-messy hair. “But I guess that’s not going to happen, is it.”

“No,” Poe says sadly. “You know I have to go.”

“You’re very much your mother’s son,” Kes says quietly. “And I will remind you of a very important thing about your mother: she always came back from her crazy missions.” He sighs. “I think I always knew this was inevitable - you come by it naturally, at least. Go with my blessing, then. But I expect you to live up to your mother’s legacy - all of it. Including the bit where she kriffing well survived the war.”

“Yes, Da,” Poe says, smiling through his tears. “I’ll do my best.”

Kes smiles sadly. “‘Do, or do not,’” he quotes. “And you are Shara Bey’s son. There wasn’t anything out there that could stop her once she’d made a decision, and Force knows you’re the same. Come home to me, son. That’s an order.”

“Yes, sir!” Poe says, coming to attention, and then flings his arms around his father and hugs him tightly. “I will. I swear I will.”


Poe looks up at the masked monster looming over him and thinks, before the pain takes everything else away, I’m sorry, Da. I think that’s an order I’m going to have to disobey.

Stormpilot Week 2017, Day 7, Fanwork appreciation Day

Sweet Force where do I start? There are so many amazing Fanfic and fanart creators for Poe and Finn.

QianLan and their fantastic AUs and some reall heartrending fics (Read “Hope”!)

Topographical Map Of Utah has some of the sweetest and occassionally angsty AUs. I adore “Along Came Baby”

Beautifullights has some beautiful NSFW reads

TuppingLiberty has some hard hitting aus that deal beautifully with heavy issues

Imaginary_golex writes some amazing fractured fairytales

Bluestream has some rather heartshattering and lovely fics

pdameron has some really cute AUs

Frequently Humming has some aus I may or may nor be addicted to.

Go check them out for some fantastic reads!

@cha-llamala @animalasaysrauer @beautifullights1 @topoart

‘I make mistakes, but I am on the side of Good,’ the Golux said, 'by accident and happenchance. I had high hopes of being Evil when I was two, but in my youth I came upon a firefly burning in a spider’s web. I saved the victim’s life.’

'The firefly’s?’ said the minstrel.

'The spider’s. The blinking arsonist had set the web on fire.’

—  James Thurber, The 13 Clocks
I can do a score of things that can’t be done,” the Golux said. “I can find a thing I cannot see and see a thing I cannot find. The first is time, the second is a spot before my eyes. I can feel a thing I cannot touch and touch a thing I cannot feel. The first is sad and sorry, the second is your heart. What would you do without me? Say ‘nothing.’
—  James Thurber, The 13 Clocks