Arallute
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Joined 01-09-16, id: 7443248, Profile Updated: 12-08-21
Author has written 21 stories for Star Wars, and Handmaid's Tale.

Hello!

I saw A New Hope when I was 6 and have been inspired by Leia and her friends ever since. My profile name, Arallute, refers to a bell-shaped Alderaanian flower. When the flower dies, the petals close up over the seeds so that the seeds make a sound when shaken. The arallute was often used as a baby rattle on Alderaan, and the flower was often planted by friends in newlyweds' gardens. I like that story.

If you read a story of mine, please leave me a review or PM me with your thoughts. I'd love to hear what you think.

Und falls du Deutsch redest, kannst du mir auch ein Review auf Deutsch lassen. Ich freue mich darauf! Und ich werde dir natürlich auf Deutsch zurückschreiben.

Vous pouvez aussi poster un petit commentaire en francais; ca me fait grand plaisir. Coucou, la France!

In 2020, I spent a lot of lockdown binge-watching The Handmaid's Tale, so my recent stories take place in that world. "A United State" is set after Season 3, but was written before Season 4 was released. My version is a happier one, in which our protagonists make it safely to Canada. June never gets tortured or falls to the dark side, Hannah never gets threatened...it's just a much sweeter, more romantic version of events.

I also explore Nick Blaine's motivation in a (much) shorter story, "Nick's Crossing," which is The Crossing (season 4, episode 3) from his perspective. I view him as loyal to June, not to Gilead or democracy or anything else. And as sort of a sequel to that story, Nick calls Luke in "Unknown Caller."

I fill in some gaps in Luke and June's conversations of season 4 in "Whoever You Turn Out To Be." Because I'm on team Luke as well as team Nick. There's absolutely no action in this story--it's just two people sitting around and talking. It has spoilers for season 4, so please finish the season before reading this one.

While tapping my foot impatiently for Season 5 to start, I came up with an idea for how to get June back to Gilead. "The Trade" takes place after season 4. Luke fans will probably be disappointed with this one.

Most of my stories are about Star Wars and fall into 2 categories. Here's a listing, in chronological order.

HAN & LEIA:

Breaking Protocol (TESB)

Dining with Dad (TESB)

Therapy (post-ROTJ)

Two Dreams (now Ben is a little boy)

Snow Day (and here he's 13)

Who Cares about Bloodline, Anyway? (during "Bloodline," so Ben is 23)

A Box of Letters (various time periods, TESB through TFA)

The Alderaanian (begins during A New Hope, ends around Last Jedi)--not finished

Musings, by Han Solo (post-TFA, so obviously not completely canon)

POE & REY: These all take place after TFA, although Storytime & Musings have flashbacks to Rey's childhood.

Storytime with Master Luke

Learning to Fly

Charged Particles

Concatenation--I never finished this one, but I liked the start, so I kept it online

Musings, by Rey

Poe Dameron: Poster Boy of the Resistance

Family Honor

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Nick Blaine - unemployment to Commander of Gilead by S Lyster reviews
Nick Blaine was an unemployed Michigander before the second revolution, afterwards rose from 'the mail room' to the upper echelons of Gilead. A complex character, he had High Commander patrons, as well as Mayday contacts. Meeting June Osborne and losing Andrew Pryce set him on a narrative of no return.
Handmaid's Tale - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 13 - Words: 24,737 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 1/19 - Published: 1/10
Warren Putnam, High Commander by S Lyster reviews
The Putnam administration in the New Gilead District, from Angel's flight to Fred Waterford's death. "It's fubar, honey, it's fubar." Also, Blaine's and Lawrence's rise, and the power of the Bloodlines Archives. Finally, the Putnam's eventual exile to Canada and Hawai'i.
Handmaid's Tale - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 9 - Words: 16,368 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 1/8 - Published: 7/31/2021
Falling Into You by AniRay reviews
She dreamed of him. And she didn't know if the dream was better or worse than reality. She fell into him. And she wondered if the fall would save her or leave her shattered on the ground. Or a Nick/June Season 3 AU
Handmaid's Tale - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,254 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/10/2021 - Published: 3/29/2021
One Last Adventure by totheendoftheworldortime79 reviews
Post Rise of Skywalker. After visiting Tatooine, Poe and Rey wonder what comes next. Cue a visit to Poe's homeworld of Yavin IV. Will they find what they're looking for?
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 22 - Words: 245,337 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 7/10/2020 - Published: 12/30/2019 - Poe D., Rey
Homecoming by SWLovers reviews
He came home. The main story takes place during The Force Awakens from the Han/Leia embrace and follows through to when he leaves to bring back their son. Each chapter starts with a flashback that tells the story of their marriage and raising Ben.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 13 - Words: 23,811 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 4/14/2020 - Published: 4/2/2020 - [Leia O., Han S.] Kylo Ren/Ben Solo - Complete
The Handmaid's Tale - Antagonisme by Factoryne reviews
Une fin à la saison 3, ou un début de la saison 4, c'est selon.
Handmaid's Tale - Rated: T - French - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 7,338 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/8/2020
The Opening by onwardintolight reviews
"Maybe she'd regret this. Maybe her hopes were rising only to be crushed again later. But right now, as she barreled down the hallways with Han, visions of possibility still tugging at her mind, she was suddenly willing to take the risk. This time, she wouldn't let the doors shut fast on her future without a fight." ESB from Leia's POV. COMPLETE
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 66,840 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 1/20/2020 - Published: 11/18/2016 - Luke S., Leia O., Han S. - Complete
Commander by AniRay reviews
She stared up at the house in front of her. Two stories, Colonial- style architecture. Carefully trimmed shrubs. Bright flowers- pinks, yellows, she even saw a few blues. Martha Stewart would approve. Aunt Lydia's hand landed on her back. "Ofnicholas, this is your new home."
Handmaid's Tale - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 49,026 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 9/9/2019 - Published: 8/17/2019 - Complete
Time & Time Again by Zolo77 reviews
A series of vignettes - Original Trilogy & EU - focusing on Han & Leia. Loosely "Lucas Canon". Individually rated K-T. Please read and review. Enjoy!
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 95 - Words: 13,597 - Reviews: 440 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 8/5/2018 - Published: 1/7/2012 - Leia O., Han S.
The Emergence of Leia by knitzkampf reviews
Usually so purposeful, Leia falters in the wake of Alderaan's destruction. Though not dead, she seeks a way to be reborn.
Star Wars - Rated: K - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,845 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/26/2017 - Luke S., Leia O., Han S. - Complete
Good Better Best by KnightedRogue reviews
The trip back from Tatooine leads to an important revelation. Three little words Han might have forgotten to say.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,533 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 6 - Published: 8/4/2017 - Leia O., Han S. - Complete
A Tentative Alliance by heretiks reviews
It was only when, on the desolate planet of Wobani, a five-foot spitfire of a girl was knocked on her ass by K-2, that Cassian felt a flicker of emotion. Cassian/Jyn fic, rated M for future chapters. Diverges from Canon.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 12,069 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 131 - Follows: 255 - Updated: 1/24/2017 - Published: 12/19/2016 - Jyn E., Cassian A.
Out of the Darkness by TheRealThing reviews
Leia's capture and incarceration on the Death Star has a very different outcome in this AU story.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 74 - Words: 177,659 - Reviews: 1647 - Favs: 1,214 - Follows: 1,023 - Updated: 1/2/2017 - Published: 1/3/2011 - Leia O., Darth Vader - Complete
Remain in Light by erindarroch reviews
The iconic romance between Han Solo and Leia Organa deserved a better outcome than what they got in TFA. I had to fix it. Herein lies a happy ending for Han and Leia (and their daughter) to cheer us all up. Han/Leia post-TFA romance (albeit a bit angsty!). Rey, Chewbacca, Luke, Poe Dameron, Finn & Phasma. Post-canon AU. Screw you, Jar-Jar Abrams.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 73,314 - Reviews: 277 - Favs: 242 - Follows: 211 - Updated: 8/13/2016 - Published: 12/20/2015 - [Leia O., Han S.] Poe D., Rey - Complete
Wielder by roane reviews
She wasn't like him. She'd watched him go through hell and come out of it with the same gentle smile, and that sort of strength just wasn't in her. She went through hell and came out burning: with rage, with hatred, with a desire to work her will on the galaxy, to remold it into her own vision.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,485 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/27/2016 - Luke S., Leia O. - Complete
A Collection by ShouldIGetOutandPush reviews
As the title suggests, a collection of short stories, or oneshots. I'll leave open-ended to continue to add to it as I write. Mostly surrounding Han and Leia, but others may make an appearance here and there. Timeframes will vary but I'll let you know 'where' you are before each chapter. Hope you enjoy.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 19 - Words: 23,660 - Reviews: 169 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 4/4/2016 - Published: 12/12/2012 - Leia O., Han S.
Last Favor by AdAbolendam reviews
Han froze, wondering if there was a chance that he could had misheard, but the woman's parting words were unmistakable. She had called Rey "Breha." He looked down into the little girl's soft brown eyes and felt his heart stop.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 20,880 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 37 - Published: 2/21/2016 - Luke S., Leia O., Han S., Rey
Common Ground by Leraiv Snape reviews
Part of the same universe as 'Daughter, Unacknowledged'. In the wake of the events of The Force Awakens, General Leia Organa reflects on all she lost - and has a surprising conversation that offers both healing and understanding with the one member of her family she has never wanted to speak to.
Star Wars - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,725 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 13 - Published: 1/27/2016 - Luke S., Leia O., Anakin Skywalker - Complete
Foreign Territory: A Trip to Bespin by dantsolo reviews
Han Solo and Princess Leia begin the long journey of exploring their relationship, and arrive at Bespin, very much in love. And in between, there is this... My first fic in 14 years...I hope you enjoy it :)
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 26,508 - Reviews: 170 - Favs: 133 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 12/4/2015 - Published: 9/15/2015 - Leia O., Han S. - Complete
My Father's Eyes by Jedi-Princess-Solo reviews
[vignette] With the birth of her youngest son, Leia finally makes peace with her father's legacy
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,022 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 24 - Published: 7/3/2006 - Luke S. - Complete
Bridges by Chanel19 reviews
Han and Leia finally move their relationship forward as they travel toward Bespin.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,239 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 287 - Follows: 40 - Published: 5/25/2005 - Leia O., Han S. - Complete
Perception by Chanel19 reviews
Han's thoughts on Leia.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 797 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/19/2005 - Han S., Leia O. - Complete
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The Trade reviews
After season 4, it's clear that June is dissatisfied with life in Canada. Guilt-ridden and sorely missing Hannah and Nick, she can't just settle down and be happy with the status quo. What sort of deal might she agree to, in order to get Hannah out?
Handmaid's Tale - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 14 - Words: 32,263 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/17 - Published: 12/1/2021
Unknown Caller
Luke Bankole is sitting with Moira in Toronto, powerless, worrying about June's fate in a Gilead prison. Then he gets a phone call. (After Season 4, episode 3: The Crossing.)
Handmaid's Tale - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,141 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/9/2021 - Complete
Whoever You Turn Out To Be reviews
June is in Canada, but the cracks are beginning to show in her relationship with Luke. So they have a long talk...about the man she left behind in Gilead and the man she wants to kill. (This takes place after season 4, episode 09.)
Handmaid's Tale - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,824 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/14/2021 - Published: 7/22/2021 - Complete
A United State reviews
Nick, Hannah, and June make it to Canada, reuniting with Luke and Nichole. How will they negotiate a household of five? And how will June resolve her love for two men? (Post-season 3, but definitely NOT aligned to season 4. June is much happier here.)
Handmaid's Tale - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 20 - Words: 41,005 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 7/3/2021 - Published: 4/25/2021 - Complete
Nick's Crossing reviews
For all of you who still aren't sure if Nick is really a good guy, here's The Crossing (season 4, episode 3) from Nick's point of view. He's always trying to help June. Let me prove it to you.
Handmaid's Tale - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,438 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/14/2021 - Complete
Concatenation reviews
In order to mesh himself with the Solo-Skywalker clan, Poe Dameron has to prove himself to the family. And just as Poe is beginning to be accepted, the prodigal son-Ben-returns to the fold. (This storyline is AU, since it assumes Han didn't die in TFA. Otherwise, it's compliant with canon and takes place shortly after my story Charged Particles.)
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 20,939 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 90 - Updated: 1/6/2018 - Published: 2/6/2017 - [Rey, Poe D.] Han S., Kylo Ren/Ben Solo
The Alderaanian reviews
Some details of Leia Organa's life, from the point of view of her cook and personal assistant, Hestia.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,464 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 12/3/2017 - Published: 10/28/2017 - [Leia O., Han S.] Luke S., Wedge A.
Family Honor reviews
Before Poe Dameron can marry Rey, he has to get her father on board. (This story, like a few others of mine, assumes that Han Solo didn't die in TFA.)
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,276 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/30/2017 - [Poe D., Rey] Han S. - Complete
Musings, by Han Solo reviews
Han reflects on his family, considering events both past and present. This takes place just after The Force Awakens. (Obviously, I changed one little detail about the film! The rest is canon, more or less.) Like the rest of my stories, this piece assumes that Rey is a Solo. Because, you know, she is.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,299 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 10 - Published: 1/31/2017 - [Han S., Leia O.] Rey, Kylo Ren/Ben Solo - Complete
Learning to Fly reviews
Having recently met, Poe and Rey realize they share a passion for flying. Perhaps this shared interest will one day blossom into a passion for each other? This short story is really a prologue to my (much-longer) fanfic "Charged Particles," but can of course be read independently.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,133 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 1/20/2017 - Published: 5/24/2016 - [Poe D., Rey] Leia O., Finn - Complete
A Box of Letters reviews
This fanfic is epistolary: short stories told in letter form. Some time after TFA, Leia finds a box of letters, most of which are years old, a few more recent. (Just in case Leia isn't depressed enough after TFA, she can re-read old letters to make herself feel even worse.) If you have any ideas for topics, please review or PM me! I'm open to suggestions.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 10 - Words: 11,489 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 9/24/2016 - Published: 2/27/2016 - [Leia O., Han S.] Luke S., Kylo Ren/Ben Solo - Complete
Musings, by Rey reviews
Rey reflects on her interrupted childhood and her new life with the Resistance. A first-person narrative.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,523 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/18/2016 - Published: 9/3/2016 - [Poe D., Rey] Leia O., Han S. - Complete
The Poster Boy of the Resistance: An Interview with Poe Dameron reviews
Poe does a little PR on behalf of the Resistance. Post-TFA. I referenced a few events from Claudia Gray's "Bloodline," and tried to write as if I'm working for People magazine...which I don't, but it was fun anyway.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,082 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/28/2016 - [Poe D., Rey] Leia O. - Complete
Who Cares about Bloodline, Anyway? reviews
Han is confronted by the press after Leia's parentage is announced in the Senate. This story takes place during chapter 23 of Claudia Gray's novel "Bloodline."
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,958 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/30/2016 - Leia O., Han S.
Breaking Protocol reviews
Han and Leia make an unspoken deal on their way to Bespin: she'll open up to him, he'll keep her nightmares at bay.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,059 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 5/22/2016 - Published: 1/10/2016 - [Leia O., Han S.] - Complete
Charged Particles reviews
Rey and Poe get to know each other much better after being marooned, and slowly fall in love. Damerey, but more romance than smut.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 17 - Words: 33,415 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 155 - Follows: 87 - Updated: 5/6/2016 - Published: 3/7/2016 - [Poe D., Rey] Leia O., Kylo Ren/Ben Solo - Complete
Two Dreams reviews
Nine year-old Ben Solo awakens from a nightmare about a bridge, and is comforted by his father. "There is nothing like wounded affection for giving poignancy to anger." ― Elizabeth Gaskell
Star Wars - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,702 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/13/2016 - Han S., Kylo Ren/Ben Solo - Complete
Storytime with Master Luke reviews
While training on Ahch-To, Luke tells Rey a long story: her family history. The story begins just after TFA but is largely told in flashbacks, explaining how Han and Leia's daughter ended up on Jakku.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 10,933 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 2/13/2016 - Published: 1/21/2016 - Luke S., Leia O., Han S., Rey - Complete
Snow Day reviews
A snowstorm blankets Hosnian Prime, leaving the Solo family cooped up in their apartment. The subtitle for this comedy would be "Why Ben Solo Fell to the Dark Side." Thanks go to the Blizzard of 2016, for inspiration.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,652 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/24/2016 - [Leia O., Han S.] Kylo Ren/Ben Solo - Complete
Dining with Dad reviews
Han and Leia enter the dining hall on Cloud City, meet Vader...and then what happens? This little story fills in the gaps between scenes. If you want another gap filled, I suggest you read the lovely one-shot "Dark Cloud" by MandyQ, which addresses the night Han and Leia spend in their cell.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,636 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 1/16/2016 - Published: 1/10/2016 - Leia O., Han S., Darth Vader - Complete
Therapy reviews
Two years after the end of the Galactic Civil War, Leia confronts one of the demons haunting her since Cloud City. This story references an Imperial officer whom we saw briefly on Cloud City; he was the man holding Leia back while she warned Luke about the trap he was about to enter. This story is rated M for the references to murder and torture.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 1,658 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/11/2016 - Luke S., Leia O., Han S. - Complete