Star Wars: Han/Leia
“Laser Brain and Her Highness-ness”
I can remember watching Star Wars on HBO and on copied VHS tapes since I was tiny. My favorite movie in the trilogy was always The Empire Strikes Back, because that was where Han and Leia kissed for the first time. So, Han and Leia were my very first OTP.
It’s a little difficult to look back now and figure out what first drew me into the couple, but I suspect it was probably the tension and the bickering. Obviously, I have some strange attraction for bickering. Plus, there were whole reams of things we never got to know about. There is a complete change in interactions between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back, and I want to know what happened!
I’m going to stick only to the trilogy here, and not get into much of the Extended Universe. Mainly because I haven’t read any of the books in years, and never did read much of the recent stuff. And the stuff I did read, like Courtship of Princess Leia, pretty much stole my characters’ names and gave them brand new personalities (Han Solo, the Heroic Whuffa Grabber?!).“Wonderful girl! Either I’m gonna kill her, or I’m beginning to like her!” – Han Solo( Into the chute, Flyboy! )