Our Little Secret (Childhood of Kylo Ren entry)Author's Note: Please note I don't subscribe to an idyllic idea of Han and Leia's marriage. But I also don't subscribe to the idea that any of them, five-year-old Ben included, meant any harm. Sadly, there just wasn't the chance to be imperfect like other parents get. Also...if you are sensitive to seeing the psychological manipulation of children, please take that into consideration before reading.
"Our Little Secret"
Six years after the Battle of Endor
Mom always said that Dad could listen to the Falcon and understand exactly how it was broken, and he always knew just what to do to make it right.
Dad did seem to hear a lot of things other people didn't...like what Uncle Chewy was saying. Most humans couldn't make out a single word, but Dad heard every tiny little thing, and no matter how he tried to explain it to other people, they couldn't do it. Heck, Ben couldn't either. Not like Dad did, a
When Nightmares Don't End“Daddy? Daddy? Daddy, please wake up!”
With a grunt, Han slowly opened his eyes to his six-year-old son silhouetted against the ghostly city lights. “Ben?” he said through a yawn. “What’s goin’ on?”
“Daddy, I had a bad dream,” Ben sobbed.
Han reached up and turned on the bedside lamp, revealing that his son’s face was red and tear-stained and he was clutching his toy Ewok as if it would protect him. “What kind of bad dream?” he asked in the gentle voice he’d learned to use when his son had nightmares.
Ben gulped several times. “I . . . I . . .” A sob broke his voice. “I-I . . .” He sniffled, fiercely wiping his nose with his pajama sleeve.
“Come on, son,” Han coaxed, wrapping his arms around his son and easing him up into the bed. “You can sleep here. Looks like you’re mom’s not home yet, so you can have her spot for now.”
Ben rolled over to hi
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