It was a strange feeling. Sometimes she'd say something and it would just be his aunt again. And he had missed her much as he'd had no right too. But here the woman had a chance as she had said, move on and survive because that was what they had to do. And much as she didn't want to be around her killer. It was how the sabbacc hand had been dealt. Though she said 'all'. He hadn't expected that, much the opposite in fact. He wasn't sure what to do with it so he had filed it away as a slip of the tongue and focused on her discussion on Anakin and Jaina.
"They will be happy to have you with them again. Neither of them remember...I mean they're both too young here to have been there at the time so to them you are as ever you were. And Anakin, he needs you now. Without our parents here, without Tahiri. He needs someone with him and there's only so much I can do. I can hardly talk about Tahiri with him can I? I of all people haven't the right. Jaina, I don't understand her anymore. Not here. I don't know how to get through to her. I really don't. Perhaps you can, or you'll see something in her idiot boyfriend that I'm missing, who knows."
He was pleased to know she'd stop him if she had to of course. It made it a lot easier for him to deal with the fact that it would not have to be his wife or daughter. And personally he'd rather Mara than Jaina. She had so much more right. "Thank you Mara. I hope you never have to. I truly do, but I can't promise it yet, you know that, don't you?"
Though maybe there was a chance. Maybe she was right and love was enough.
"I hope you're right. You have no idea how much. But I can promise to try and I can promise that in my right mind I would never hurt them, or you. You know that don't you?"