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Padmé Naberrie Amidala Skywalker ([personal profile] padme_amidala) wrote2014-06-16 11:23 pm

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( Padmé's sorrow has lessened. There is even a tentative smile on her face as she addresses Luceti. )

I don't wish to cause pain - and if I do so unknowingly, I ask that you forgive me - but I have often wondered if it is natural to love another so deeply that it leaves your reason in stunned silence? Anakin and Obi-Wan can attest to my long career in politics and, yet, all of that pales to what I was given as a wife and mother.

( She never sought romance - at least nothing that lasted - but it found her all the same. )

I never envisioned myself putting everything aside for one person. I was certain my prowess lay in serving the people. But now I see -

Fate finds us all.

( Her abundant hair is gathered into a simple, elegant ponytail. The dark curls spill down her back, coming to a stop right below her waist. )

Regardless, I am a politician still. I make a request to you, Luceti residents, that might seem strange. It is my belief that everyone in this village should be armed in some manner. Lessons can be given by those with more experience as schedules permit.

( It frightens her to imagine anyone going into another Draft with only their bare hands to protect them. )

Protection is no guarantee and even the young can become victims to sudden violence. I have seen it happen before.

( Far too many times and on far too many planets. )

Let us make a stand and protect ourselves. Make no mistake, even in peaceful times, Luceti is a dangerous place.
lordhotman: (worried)

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[personal profile] lordhotman 2014-06-17 05:07 am (UTC)(link)
[As he sees this, it strikes a little bit of a chord with Zuko. He doesn't know what it's like to be married or to have children, but he does know what its like to serve a nation while having feelings for a single person at the same time.]

Are you saying its impossible to serve the people and commit yourself to one person at the same time?

[It almost seemed that way. Considering how Mai had left him.]
lordhotman: (that's how it is yo)

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[personal profile] lordhotman 2014-06-17 05:25 am (UTC)(link)
But which is more important? How do you find that balance when they both need you?

[Though it's apparently too late with Mai, maybe... he can learn something for the future. He's still trying to figure out how to handle his family.]
lordhotman: (walking and talking)

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[personal profile] lordhotman 2014-06-17 05:39 am (UTC)(link)
I see. Thank you, you've given me a lot to think about.

[Maybe his bond with Mai just wasn't strong enough.]

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[personal profile] ahappylie 2014-06-17 07:39 am (UTC)(link)
There was once an organized list of all those who gave lessons in weaponry and other training. The person who did such a thing has since left - perhaps we could begin it again?
ahappylie: (Frank and open)

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[personal profile] ahappylie 2014-06-17 08:19 am (UTC)(link)
I'd be more than happy to post it at the Welcome Center, and at the barracks. I spend a great deal of time at both locations.
ahappylie: (Thinking)

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[personal profile] ahappylie 2014-06-17 08:25 am (UTC)(link)
If you find anyone willing to teach, can you let me know? I'll contact them at a later date.

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[personal profile] takesyoubytheheart 2014-06-17 11:23 am (UTC)(link)
Aw, there ain't no reason ya can't think with yer head and yer heart at the same time. In fact, carin' for folks makes ya a better leader.
takesyoubytheheart: (Concern)

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[personal profile] takesyoubytheheart 2014-06-18 10:57 am (UTC)(link)
[Like his world? Er...]

It doesn't make ya a bad person. Love ain't somethin' ya can control. Me, I think it's all about findin' a balance.
takesyoubytheheart: (Worry)

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[personal profile] takesyoubytheheart 2014-06-21 10:33 am (UTC)(link)
Ya can't give up that easily! Then both yer kingdom and yer loved one loses!
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[personal profile] searches_forhim 2014-06-18 03:22 pm (UTC)(link)
[Jane sees the video but the words the woman is saying don't quite sink in, as she's more distracted by how much they look alike. It's eerie, as if gazing at a younger version of one's self. She feels the need to reply, if only to reveal to the other woman the fact that they could be twins.]

Hi there. I'm Jane, and... I totally get what you mean about love. I cared about nothing but my work until Thor came along. He opened my eyes and helped me see that there was so much beyond the little world I'd created for myself.
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[personal profile] searches_forhim 2014-06-23 04:08 pm (UTC)(link)
[Jane shook her head. That had been a different person, a different Jane Foster.]

No, I don't remember being here before, but Thor explained to me about the previous Jane. I hate how confusing it must be for people to think they know me and for me to be clueless.

[She returns the welcoming smile, her account of Anakin and how she fell in love with him one that sounded familiar to her. She too had been distracted by something else, only to find he'd crept into her heart when she wasn't looking.]

It sounds like he was exactly what you needed.
ignite_the_stars: (Yes?)

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[personal profile] ignite_the_stars 2014-06-21 12:59 am (UTC)(link)
Given how often you win arguments against me, I don't think it's fair to say you ever stopped being a politician.

[He wants you happy, Padmé.]
ignite_the_stars: (have I embraced)

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[personal profile] ignite_the_stars 2014-06-21 02:27 am (UTC)(link)
What would you call it then? How is it that you win so often?

[Is he talking himself into a trap? Should he be treading carefully?]
ignite_the_stars: (let me show you)

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[personal profile] ignite_the_stars 2014-06-21 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
That I do.

[It's one of the reasons they fall so easily into blissful, willful ignorance.]

I can help you with the lessons you want to organize.

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