Wednesday, September 4, 2013

"Surprise" by Blamey77

This is a sequel to "A Polite Conversation" submitted by Blamey77.

Surprise

Han walked purposefully through the hanger towards his precious ship; the Millennium Falcon gleaming invitingly in front of him. Inspecting it critically from the outside, Han found a couple of new dents, but nothing serious.

Good. The sooner I make sure the Falcon is good to fly; the sooner I can get home.

Han briefly wondered if he could convince Leia to order take-out food from his favorite Corellian restaurant for dinner. She might be amenable despite her distaste for the spicy food. After all, it was his birthday the next day. Plus, they could always order her some food from the Alderaanian place down the street from their apartment. That way she wouldn't have to spend half the night gulping down glass after glass of water to combat the fiery aftertaste of his favorite foods.

Han patted the underside of his ship affectionately and set about opening the Falcon for a quick inspection.

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The ship was good to go. Han would have preferred to have an extra day to tinker with a couple of things here and there, but they were all superficial adjustments. Nothing that would affect the trip he was planning for the New Republic the following week.

"If everything on the Falcon was working perfectly, I think you'd go crazy," Leia had once remarked.
Before Han could indignantly respond, she had quickly said, "Sorry. Crazier."

Han smirked as he remembered the scene that had followed. He had chased her around the hallways of the Falcon for a few minutes before cornering her in the cockpit. They managed one full minute of breathlessness and passion before Threepio's customary interruption.

A noise from within the ship immediately brought Han's attention back to the present. He sighed.  I bet it's that damn heater in my cabin. I swear that thing breaks down just to get attention.  Han grabbed a tool and headed for his cabin.  Five minutes tops. Then I'm out of here.

Han entered his cabin and froze. The tool clattered, unnoticed, to the floor.

Leia was sprawled out invitingly on the bed. She was lying on her side, providing him with a clear view of the slightly sheer black silk nightgown she was wearing. In one of her hands was a glass and in the other, an expensive bottle of wine.

Balloons floated, almost touching the ceiling of his cabin- three tied to each end of the headboard of the bed.

The smile on her face was as playful as it was predatory.

Leia sat up and slid herself to the edge of the bed. The material of her nightgown slid up as she did so and Han watched, hypnotized as a great deal of her legs were exposed. She picked up another glass from the bedside table and walked over to him.

At some point, Han's brain and mouth started working together again and he managed to talk.  "Wow," he commented.

Leia handed him the other glass and whispered, throatily, "Surprise."

20 comments:

  1. Holy smokes. Damn, Blamey, that was hot. Nice. I like the details you include in general. You have a good eye for them. I take it this is well after they are together and before kids?

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    1. Thanks! :)
      Yes, I imagined this as fairly early in their relationship. Living together, loving relationship but not married and no kids yet.

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  2. I totally love this! Hot and sexy and funny!

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    1. It took awhile, but I thought of a different way for Leia to throw Han a surprise birthday party ;)

      Thanks for encouraging me!

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  3. What a sexy little set up that is, Blamey! I'm sure Han very much appreciated that little surprise. Love that line about her predatory smile. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Yes, I think it's safe to say he was very... appreciative of Leia's surprise. ;)
      Thank you!

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  4. I'm glad you decided to write a second one. Very nice. Also proof that it probably doesn't take a whole lot of effort for Leia to give Han an incredibly memorable and appreciated surprise. Simple and sweet, thanks for writing!

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    1. Thank you!

      Yes, I liked the idea of Leia initially outraged at the idea of surprising him in his bunk scantily-clad as a birthday surprise (Pre-ESB). But with the addition of time, she's accepted her feelings for him and loves him so much that she decides to play out this fantasy of his ;)

      Also, I want to thank for Push for posting this and I couldn't ask for a better picture to illustrate this story! It's perfect :)

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  5. Thank you for this. Just what I needed after a long day of work. And love young Harrison in the background. Thank you, Thank you.

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    1. That picture is great ;) And I've never seen it before! Just when I was starting to think I'd seen every pic taken of Mr Ford.

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  6. Loved this piece! Leia's surprise for Han was a much appreciated turn to the story. Amazing how you can make a story so hot with just that!

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    1. Thanks!
      I'm sure Han appreciated the turn to the story even more ;)

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  7. Very nice, thanks for sharing! A brief comment here because my time on this page is limited to how long I can take the bg pic staring at me soulfully. 3... 2... gotta go! :-)

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  8. My gods, how young was Mr. Ford in this photo? He looks like a baby there!

    (Of course, I'm old, so everyone looks young to me)

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    1. My guess would be this was from sometime right around Empire. Pictures of him from that time frame, when he's not dressed as Han Solo, he always looks about this young. Actually, that looks almost like it could be him straight out of Force 10 from Naverone, which was I think 1978.

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    2. You just beat me to it Zyra, I was going to say that I think it was around the time he made Force Ten From Navarone :)

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  9. fuckyeahhanandleia.tumblr.com has the first few chapters of 'Razor's Edge' by Martha Wells.

    And, in my opinion, it's very, very promising :D

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    1. I agree. I took a good browse of it and looks like all kinds of Han/Leia goodness. Like her watching him as he walks away. Nice! Will have to read it.

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    2. OMG, it is perfect! So far it is reading like very good H/L fanfic, which is always a good sign :-) Club Jade has a nice review up where they mention that the book will be a treat for H/L fans who have felt disappointed by the EU before.

      My only complaint: they seem to be jumping in time a fair bit, and breaking the continuity from "Choices of One," because now Han is back to being a free agent! So vexing...

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