Fandom: Star Wars
Categories: Romance, Alternate Universe
Warnings: Mentions of sexual slavery but nothing graphic
Author on LJ: dkwilliams
Website: Spiral into the World of Diana's Fiction
When Han Solo saves a young slave from a brothel owned by Jabba the Hutt, his actions have unexpected consequences for them both.
If there's one thing I enjoy most about Diana William's fan fiction, it's the fact that she can take the basic formula of what we already know as canon and nudge it a little to the left to make it new and fresh without skewering off into the unknown. Life While There's Hope is a prime example of what Star Wars could have been if things would have gone just the tiniest bit different from the very start. It's still the same story - Luke still meets Ben Kenobi and joins the Rebellion; Leia still manages to be strong willed and a leader; Han and Chewie are still smugglers and end up becoming heroes despite themselves - but with a Han and Luke flavor that had me absolutely delighted. Better still is the fact that the scenario that Diana lays out is entirely plausible and even goes so far as to slightly mirror what might have happened to Anakin if he had stayed a slave.
Life While There's Hope