On One Wounded Wing
Fandom: Star Wars
Word Count: 14,832
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences (some language, references to torture)
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships, Characters: Poe/Finn, Leia, BB-8, Kylo Ren, various Resistance members
Summary: Poe Dameron convinces himself that Kylo Ren died when Starkiller Base exploded. Because it's plausible. Because he needs to believe it, in order to get on with his life.
There is no way that this plan could ever backfire.
I've been working on this story since January. So it's nice to have it finally done and off my chest! It's kind of a long story (for me), and I kept getting distracted by other plot bunnies, and other people's beautiful stories (Poe dealing with his issues is apparently a popular theme!) But it's done and I think I'm happy. I'm only sorry I couldn't involve Rey more, but she's off doing her Jedi training. I owe her a story. And I owe Leia some catharsis, although in some ways this is related to an earlier story that I wrote about her. Although that one didn't really have much in the way of catharsis either. Poor Leia.
I'm pleased with the way Finn came out here. This is very much about his healing process too.
What else? Oh, I promised a friend that if she figured out which line made me cry I'd write her a story. She did, and I'm going to. If you find it, you get ... the satisfaction? IDK. It was part of the outline from early on, but when I finally got to it in the story, it kind of hit me right in the heart. :\
And now I need to write a happy story.
I think that's it. I do love feedback, so please, never think that it's unwelcome. <3