This is cheating a little bit because I have had this written for a long time but decided it fits here. It's a scene from a story I started but will probably never finish and even without context it works fine and you don't really need to know anything about the story it goes with for it to work in this challenge. I suppose all you need to know is that it is a regular night at the Solo house and the kids are teenagers. Let's just pretend for a moment that their lives might have been a little more normal...
Dinner was the usual affair of a mixture of comfortable silence and mundane chat about what everyone had done that day. Although Leia spent much of the time distracted by the amount of food Jacen and Anakin could consume. She’d been witness to this for several years now, but it hadn’t ceased to amaze her. Han had stood to bring a few plates in to the kitchen and Leia followed suit.
Once she placed the dish on the counter she felt his warm hands gently grasp her waist and turn her to face him, pulling her close. “You remember what today is?” Han asked, a mischievous glint shining in his hazel eyes.
Leia had a moment of panic as she ran through the mental list. It wasn’t anyone’s birthday and they hadn’t planned anything special, and it wasn’t their wedding anniversary… wait… anniversary. Anniversary of… Leia’s eyes widened. “Oh!”
“Yes, oh,” he said, leaning in close and bringing his lips to hers. “There’s only one good way to celebrate,” and with that he kissed her gently, sweetly, savoring the moment.
The moment was broken by a loud, irritated voice from the next room. “You two better stop makin’ out in there. There are young, impressionable children nearby.”
Han and Leia smiled at the words of their youngest son who had turned out to be quite the character. “Then you better all shut your young, impressionable eyes for what happens next,” Han said before leaning in and making loud kissing noises against Leia’s neck.
Leia couldn’t help but laugh but then she playfully slapped Han’s arm. “Leave them alone.”
Han took Leia’s hand and walked back to the dining room table where the children were finishing their meal. “What, you guys don’t want to see your old mom and dad kissing?”
“Not really, no,” Jacen replied. “I mean, good for you, I guess. But I don’t need to see it.”
“Aw, you guys are no fun,” Han said as he moved to take his seat.
“So, what is today?” Jaina asked.
Leia eyed her daughter. “What do you mean?”
“I heard Dad say something about today meaning something. What is it?”
Han and Leia exchanged knowing smiles and Leia gave Han a slight nod indicating that he should tell them.
“Well, today is the anniversary of the first time I kissed your mom.”
Leia could already see her sons’ eyes rolling, but Jaina smirked, looking a bit embarrassed at hearing the answer. The children had heard the story of their parents’ first kiss a few times over the years. Leia suspected they were the only ones in the universe who had reached that particular milestone while trapped in the belly of a space slug.
“So,” Jaina continued, “is that when you first, you know, ‘knew’?”
Both Han and Leia looked confused. “Knew what?” Han asked.
“Mom was just saying how when you find someone you want to marry you ‘just know’ so I’m wondering if that was when you first, you know, knew.”
Leia considered the question. While it was certainly a defining moment in their relationship, she didn’t consider it to be the moment she knew she wanted to spend the rest of her life with that man. Looking across the table at Han it appeared that he would agree.
“Nah,” Han said. “I think I knew I wanted to marry her a while before that.”
This surprised Leia. “Really? Before?”
“Yeah, before, sweetheart. Sometime between when you yelled at me to get into the garbage chute and when you hugged me after we found out we weren’t going to get crushed in that garbage masher. Although I changed my mind for a while when you told me I had to do what you told me and called my best friend a walking carpet.”
“You called Uncle Chewie a walking carpet?” Anakin’s blue eyes showed a great level of amusement at this.
“Well, your father called me ‘Your Worshipfulness’ among many other so-called clever nicknames, so I don’t think it matters. And besides, I apologized later for that.”
“I don’t know how you two wound up together when it sounds like you spent so much time arguing,” Jacen said. Leia had wondered if her oldest son had even been listening up to that point as he was still quite preoccupied with his dinner.
“I often wonder that myself,” Leia said.
“Maybe if you didn’t we wouldn’t have to watch you two being all lovey-dovey with each other,” Anakin said as he picked at his food.
“That’s right,” Han replied. “And you also wouldn’t be here at all. But since you are, why don’t you come and help out with these dishes?”