The words, when they finally came seemed not to register for a minute or two but they had. In those tense couple of minutes Jacen reached out with the Force, sensed Tahiri, her presence, her essence, and then... There was more there of course, another little life, barely formed, barely on the edge of anything at all but there. Which meant it was true, which meant that once again unplanned...It had been unplanned hadn't it. Tenel Ka had planned of course, one night being very useful. Tahiri wouldn't have. She couldn't have thought about this because he'd have known, because of course he'd have known.
She was pregnant. Another Solo. Another to carry on the legacy of his litany of failures, his parents failings as care givers, his grandfathers well documented history of parenting. He couldn't do this again. He couldn't let himself love another child because he had nearly torn a galaxy apart to keep Allana safe and everything had fallen apart. He searched in the Force, millions of new possibilities adding themselves to the list of ways that this could go wrong and that he could lose himself in trying to make this hellish world safe for a child. Taking a few steps back however, and remembering that powerful as he was, that whole breathing thing was really quite useful, he finally spoke.
Simple. Not helpful. Of course not. He didn't know how to be helpful right now. They should have thought, they should have planned. They did plan, didn't they? Mostly. Except he supposed on the rare occasions when perhaps he'd been a little too vigirous with her and maybe they hadn't thought about what that might do to any such...methods.
He wanted to ask her if she planned to keep it. But that was ridiculous. She would. He couldn't allow anything else, in spite of his own reservations about becoming attached, he was still connected to it, the little ball of cells already visible in the Force, though barely. Most likely only to them.
"How long have you known? I expect that's why you shut down. I hate to ask it but given previous and all that...you didn't plan this did you? You wouldn't do that. Not to me."