Han & Leia

Using the droid R2-D2, Princess Leia Organa sent a message to Obi-Wan Kenobi asking for help. When Luke Skywalker and his uncle Owen bought R2-D2, Luke went in search of Kenobi and sought to rescue the princess. In need of a pilot, they found Han Solo at the Mos Eisley Cantina. Han agreed to help when promised a large reward. From their first meeting when Luke and Han rescued her from her cell, Han and Leia were bickering over the best way to escape. Not one to take orders from anyone, Han argued with her and though he found her a pain, he did find himself liking her. She was happy when he returned to help destroy the Death Star.

On Hoth their bickering continued as their feelings for each other became more apparent. Han was about to leave the settle the death mark from Jabba when Imperial guards invaded. The only way to get the princess off of Hoth safely was in the Millenium Falcon. Traveling with Chewie and C-3PO, the made their way through an asteroid field and landed in a cave to make repairs to the Falcon. While working on the ship, Han and Leia shared their first kiss. Realizing they were not actually in a cave, they left and tried to find somewhere safe. Han realized they were near Bespin where his old friend Lando Calrissian was. They arrived to find Lando welcoming, but Leia didn't feel safe there. They soon learned that Lando had turned them over to the Empire. Before being frozen in carbonite to be taken back to Jabba the Hutt, Leia tells Han that she loves him.

Leia, Luke, Lando and Chewie learn that Han is being held in Jabba's palace on Tatooine. They put together a plan to rescue him and with some trouble, they are successful. Han volunteers to go on a mission and is given the rank of General. He's to go to the forest moon of Endor and disable the new Death Star's shield generator. Chewie, Leia and Luke volunteer to go with them. On the moon, Han and Luke are separated from Leia, who makes friends with the Ewoks. When Han, Luke, 3PO, Chewie and R2 are taken by the Ewoks, they are reunited with Leia. Han is jealous of the closeness between Luke and Leia and she is unable to tell him the reason for their closeness is that they are twins. Han accepts this, though, and comforts Leia. The Ewoks then help them with their plan. A battle commences and Leia is mildly wounded. After they are successful with their mission, Leia explains her connection with Luke to Han.

After the destruction of the Empire, Han and Leia go through several more trials but do marry and have three children - twins Jaina and Jacen and Anakin. Since their mother was sensitive to the Force, all three children were as well. Han and Leia continued to be involved with the New Republic, specifically Leia. Their relationship suffered a severe blow when Han became distant with his family after the death of Chewbacca. Their bond strengthened, though, and they remained together through the death of their son Anakin, as well as their estrangement with Jacen and his death.

Written by Morgan.


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