Fandoms: Star Wars Legends: Courtship of Princess Leia - Dave Wolverton, Star Wars Legends - All Media Types
04 May 2019
"I can't offer what Isolder can," Luke says, and hopes that Teneniel understands all he means -- power and wealth, of course, the rule of dozens of systems, but more than that, the whole arrangement. The promise of permanence, a life together. Himself -- not fully, not in the way that Isolder can give himself to his chosen queen.
She looks up to meet his eyes, and he can sense that she does understand. But her face gives nothing away -- she tilts her head to one side, her eyes innocent, and asks, "Is that your way of yielding to him? Or is there a 'but' yet to come?"
He smiles, a little sheepishly, and says, "But."