So Jaina was from the end of the Yuuzhan Vong war. Mara wasn't so sure she liked that bit of news, but it was good to know. Mara hadn't exactly noticed Jaina acting strangely yet, but she hadn't really been here long enough for that yet. Though when Jacen told her about Jaina's boyfriend and hearing he was a trickster himself, she frowned a bit. She didn't like the sound of that at all. "Yes, I can see that. Is it correct of me to assume she has not come out of the mindset she was in after that war?" The redhead remembered that time, how could they not? Anakin had been killed during that war, and it had affected all of them. But perhaps now that she was here, she could help get through to Jaina, try to bring her out of that mindset.
"I fully intend to be there for her and Anakin. How could I not? I am fairly certain were I to keep my distance, your mother would show up here and kick my ass for it." Which wasn't far from the truth. As he explained about Anakin, she nodded. "I do not blame him for feeling that way, either. But I will be there for him. I have missed him, too." It was still strange to think of Anakin being alive, but all she needed to do to reaffirm that was looking in the Force where she could feel him. In the absence of Luke and Ben being here, Mara would take care of the family she did have here. It was in her nature to take care of those she loved.
"Yes, I think that would be the best for now. Thank you for meeting with me. It is not easy for either of us, but this was something I needed." She'd needed to look him in the eye, to see for certain whether there was a difference in him from the man she'd confronted on Kavan. There was enough proof that he was different, so she could relax slightly, knowing he wouldn't strike her down once again. Now she just needed to pull herself together, to properly deal with the fact Jacen was here. It was going to be difficult and take time before she could look at her nephew without any part of her twitching in fear. But perhaps there was hope that day could come. Only time would tell, and Mara first needed to center herself and properly adjust to her new surroundings. But this had been a step in the right direction, hadn't it? Her and Jacen had come to an understanding, of sorts.