For one is both and both are one in love: The Reylo Fanfiction Anthology's Valentine's Day Exchange
(Open, Moderated, Gift Exchange Challenge)
Fandoms: Star Wars Sequel Trilogy
07 Feb 2020
Her heart is heavy with fear—fear that one day she will no longer be able to recall the shape of Ben’s face, or the timbre of his voice, or the exact color of his eyes; that her memory of him will fade until she is left with nothing but the pain of his absence, like some phantom limb that aches and aches and aches, relentlessly.
Ambassador Ben Organo-Solo is asked to attend a celebration to mark the anniversary of the end of the war, the defeat of Palpatine, and is reunited with the woman whose life he saved. The woman he once loved. Rey Palpatine of Naboo.
And then her face cracked, lines skating over her features like the forming of fissures across the surface of ice.
"You left me."
Her words stabbed at him, plunging into his gut like she'd once done with her saber. Gripping the wall, he stared down at his feet and his polished shoes.
"You left me all alone," her voice cracked too, but he couldn't bring himself to look at her.
"I would've given anything, anything, to stay."
"No!" There was anger now as she drew herself up. "You were a coward."
"Coward?" His face flicked to hers, bewildered at the rage he saw. "I saved you."
"Because I loved you."
"You left me to live without you, to live with that pain and that emptiness."
Being the last Jedi comes with a lot of perks. For example, nobody questions Rey when she brings a bag full of equipment to come visit her accidental husband in prison.
13 Feb 2020
After the events of TROS, Rey returns to Ahch-To... and a healed Ben Solo. There, she plans to consummate their relationship. Too bad she has no idea what she's doing....
Luckily, Ben is happy to teach her everything he knows.
“Okay.” Rey took a deep breath, preparing herself for the strange, mortifying experience to come. “So what do I do?”
“Well,” he said, “first you let me kiss you some more. Then, when you’re ready, you take your clothes off. Then you sit on my face.”
“Just like that?”
“Just like that.”
14 Feb 2020
She should have known it wouldn’t work.
Not wanting to tell her friends because she knew she’d have gotten a you can’t be friends with benefits with your ex talk should have told her all she needed to know.