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Title: Liaisons
Author: JadeMax
Genre: Fluff
Characters: Kyp Durron, Scruffy (OC), Jana (OC)
Timeframe: Eight years Post "From the Ground Up"
Summary: Unexpected Liaisons (2 Vignettes, 2 different women)

Liaisons - Part 1

"Master Durron?"

"Hmm?" Kyp didn't look away from the holo novel that held his attention. "Something I can do for you, Jana?"

"I was hoping for a moment of your time."

He paused the novel, and cocked his head at her curiously. "You don't really need to be so formal, you know. I'm more than happy to spend some time chatting with an attractive woman."

"All Hapan women are attractive."

Kyp grinned wryly, conceding the point. "Touché. What can I do for you?"

"It's more what I can do for you, Master Jedi." She smiled slightly. "The King noted that you don't appear to be happy here."

Kyp blinked. "Not happy? I'm surrounded by beautiful women every minute of every day and he thinks I'm not happy? Jacen must have a screw loose."

She chuckled, sitting next to him on the couch. "That was my response. His majesty insisted that perhaps being surrounded by them was not enough."

Kyp regarded her curiously and teased gently. "Are you offering some companionship, Jana?"

"Perhaps I am." Her gaze was direct, unabashed. "Do you want companionship, Master Durron?"

"Call me Kyp." He ran a hand through slightly silvering hair. "I think I can find enough female companionship on my own. Don't get me wrong; I find your offer appealing, even tempting, but I have my standards."

She arched her eyebrows, amused. "Really? As a woman who has come to you of her own free will, instead of following the advice of the Matriarch, I'm interested to know what those are."

"Desire for one. I may desire the captain of my best friend's daughter-in-law's guard, but that doesn't mean I'm going to overstep my boundaries. I'd rather not get tossed out on my ear, thanks."

She looked amused. "Whatever happens between two consenting adults is not the business of the Queen Mother or her husband. It is my job and my nature to be discreet. Surely you would do the same?"

"I can't believe I'm discussing this with you." Kyp rose to his feet and began to pace. "Do Hapan women not believe in romance?"

Jana laughed, watching him. "Hapan women believe in going for what they desire, Kyp. Surely it is not so far fetched to think that, despite my position, I like to enjoy myself every once in a while."

"No consequences?"

"No attachments." She corrected. "You need to understand that while I find you appealing and attractive, I'm not offering a long-term commitment. I cannot with my responsibilities to the Royal family. However, I am willing - more than willing - to enjoy your... company, if that is your wish."

"No ties, huh?"

She rose to her feet, and something must have caught the strings on the wrap she was wearing for it caught and began to unravel, almost mesmerizing as the fabric slowly slid down her body, clinging to the curve of her breast for such a long moment he gasped when it finally fell. It pooled at her feet and she stepped out of it, directly towards him. "No ties. I want you Kyp Durron; do you not desire me?"

His gaze took her in from naked ankle, slowly, up the curves of her muscular, yet trim, thighs, over the slim stomach and upward until finally meeting her gaze. He stepped towards her, meeting her halfway, and lowered his head, whispering her name softly. "Jana, I'd be a fool to refuse a woman such as you."

And Kyp Durron was no fool.