Now you may be curious about the title to this post.....the REAL Han and Leia. Explanation? My parents. You are probably thinking I'm insane right about now. I'm not insane. My parents might be, but I am not. Yet.
My mom and dad are very seriously convinced that they are Han Solo and Leia Organa. I am 100% not joking. They talk in quotes, they refer to things in real life as Star Wars things, they read the books together, they watch the movies and reenact certain scenes....
Sometimes I think it's weird, other times I think it's awesome. My mom frequents a blog called "Han and Leia Fanfic Writers" and reads and writes fanfiction. She's pretty good....but it's sometimes hard to read my mom's work. My dad could be Han Solo. He is as blunt, sarcastic, hilarious and outspoken as Captain Solo himself, and sometimes (like when we went out to dinner on Friday night) that's not always a good thing. We are constantly taking Han Solo quotes and saying "Daddy would SOOO do that!" (my sister and I).
I love when my dad calls my mom from work and they talk in "code". It usually goes like this:
Dad: Hi Princess...
Mom: Helloooo dear...
Dad: I love you
Mom: I know.
Me: *facepalm and run from room*
He calls her Princess on a daily basis. It's seriously her nickname. I am no longer the princess of the family....
It's really fun to confuse little kid Star Wars fans. My sister's best friend's brother is a bit younger than me (by a bit I mean like three or four years) and I love to mess with him about my parents. He'll be bragging about some Star Wars fact he knows, and I'll just trump all by saying:
"My mom and dad are Han and Leia."
He'll just stare at me like I'm insane, and then my sister comes to back me up on that.
The point of this post is this. A while back I recorded my parents talking and answering questions as Han Solo and Princess Leia. I had to decipher what they were saying (between the howling laughter, poker chips and margarita blender sounds) but this will be the interview, in written form. Or....most of it. Some is too full of innuendos to be on this (or any of my) blog(s). Bad Han...
Fallon Sunstar: Hello! Welcome, Readers of Fangirls on Felucia, to a LIVE interview with the one and only, SOLO FAMILY!! Han and Leia Organa-Solo have agreed to do an interview with me, for all of you! Enjoy and read on!!
FS: Han and Leia, thank you for doing this interview with me!
LOS: It’s our pleasure.
FS: Well, first question! Han, I’m sure you’ve been asked this before, but my readers demand the truth. Who really shot first?
HS: *smirks* Leia.
LOS: *nods approvingly* It’s true.
FS: Good answer. Next question…Leia, how did you feel when you found out that Luke Skywalker was your brother?
HS: *interrupts* RELIEF. She could finally be free of that whine bag.
LOS: *elbows Han in ribs*
FS: O.O Haha!!! Okay then. Next question is….Who is your favorite child?
HS: Favorite child…..?
LOS: We don’t choose favorites-
HS: But if we had to pick, we’d pick our nephew! Schmooey!!!
FS: O.o Uhhhmm….do you mean, Ben Skywalker…your nephew?
HS: Yeah, Ben. We call him Schmooey for short.
FS: Schmooey is shorter than Ben??
LOS: Duh! That’s what we call him, and he loves it.
HS: My only hope is that someday Schmooey will get bigger than the old man and be able to beat him up. I’ll root for him too, “GO SCHMOOEY GO!!!!”
FS: *stares at Solo’s with mouth hanging open* What the…anyway…..next question. Leia, why did it take you so long to become a Jedi?
LOS: Well, I was busy with the New Republic and-
HS: She had better things to do.
LOS: *glares at Han* As I was saying….I didn’t agree with all their standards and-
HS: Standards? We don’t need to get all religious on it, I just wanted you to learn how to float stuff and that’s it!
LOS: What? Han-
HS: I mean, I’d love for you to levitate me, but you don’t try very often….
LOS: Just because I did that one time-
HS: Let alone, you put the chokehold on me like your father!
LOS: You know, you’re going to be very lonely.
HS: But I’ll forever have that image of you burned in my…
LOS: Shut up! This is a G rated….PG rated interview!
HS: Hey! Never tell me the odds!
LOS: You ARE odd!!
HS: Ancient Weapons and Hokey Religions are…oh wait, that’s from when I starred in that movie called Raiders of the Lost Ark….
LOS: Oh yes, when you starred in a bunch of other movies about some archeologist….I like archeology….
HS: Well it’s never too late to try again with those types of things…
LOS: That’s right. And you just recently did one with the aliens and cowboys, right?
HS: Oh no, I don’t do aliens. Things get messy when it’s aliens. *shakes head*
FS: Please…may I ask the next question?
LOS: You looked really old there though…
HS: Makeup crew. Best I’ve ever seen.
FS: Please? Captain Solo? President Organa?
LOS: See, the thing about me not becoming a Jedi is that I think-
HS: Here we go again. The problem is, that we have children who refuse to be thinkers, and they’re surrounded by the biggest thinker we know…she’s kinda like Pooh Bear…THINK THINK THINK…it’s all she does! She thinks non-stop! She wakes up in the middle of the night: I’m thinking of something!! SURPRISE!!!!!
FS: Captain Solo-
LOS: You know, maybe I will take on more Jedi Training.
HS: Bring it on Princess.
FS: This will be on the Holonet….you might want to get back to the interview please!
LOS: Well, I know we’ll never see it. Because YOU are always buying parts for the Falcon instead of a new Holonet station!
FS: This interview has been lost…
HS: No I have not! Things need to be fixed….what would you like more, a new Holonet station or a working ship!
LOS: Forget it.
FS: Can I…
HS: I think we’re done here, aren’t we Miss…Sunstar, was it?
FS: *sigh* Yes…we’re done. Thank you Captain Solo, and President Organa-Solo, for your time.
That was all them....I made up nothing. The questions were submitted to me by friends on The Lakehouse Forums. Comment and let me know....is my family as crazy as I think they are? I love them either way...hope you do too!!!
To my mom and dad (who I will ensure read this post) you are both awesome. I love you and I am so excited that you are so into Star Wars with me. As crazy as you are, I'd not want anything any other way. Love you!