The Thousand-Mile Road

Title: A Better Man
Series: Gra’tua
Series Order: 1
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: The Mandalorian, Star Wars
Genre: First Time, Kid!fic, Romance, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Relationship(s): Din Djarin/Cara Dune, The Armorer/Paz Vizsla, OC/OC
Content Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Slavery, Canon-Level Violence, Explicit Sex, Explicit Language
Author Notes: Slavery is a canon concept in Star Wars but it’s not one I focus heavily on in the series. I warned for it just as a head’s up. (see tab for more)
Beta: Chris King, Ladyholder
Word Count: 120,971
Summary: Din Djarin loses the love of his life, his son, and his faith in the way. Near the end of his life, Qui-Gon Jinn gives him the chance to return to the past so he can right the path of the Force in the galaxy and do what he can to keep the two halves of the Force Dyad from being destroyed by the dark side. His first step? Kill Moff Gideon and take the darksaber.
Artist: Mizu

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“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”
– Maya Angelou

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Story Posts

Author Notes

Special thanks to my Alpha readers Jilly James & DarkJediQueen and my Betas Chris King & Ladyholder. I was honestly blown away and truly thrilled by the art Mizu created for my work. She knocked it right out of the park!

This fic started out as some wistful idea and it bloomed organically out of me in a way all good ideas do. It wouldn’t have been the same without Jilly’s epic support throughout the entire writing process.

Casting

(Pedro Pascal, Gabrielle Union, Cailey Fleming, Cutest Puppet Ever, Emily Swallow, Joe Manganiello, Idris Elba, Charlize Theron, Djebril Zonga, Diego Tinoco)

Keira Marcos

In my spare time, I write fanfiction and lead a cult of cock worshippers on the Internet. It's not the usual kind of hobby for a 40ish "domestic engineer" but we live in a modern world and I like fucking with people's expectations.

12 Comments:

  1. The best thing I’ve read in sometime

  2. Wonderful story. Will you write a sequel?

    • The third book is in progress. I knew I wouldn’t finish it on the deadline so I just focused on editing the first 2 for the qb.

      • Moo Kat Twoblokes

        I am thrilled to read that you are writing a third book.
        You clearly put a lot of time and work in to your writing, and I am grateful for it.
        Thank you for sharing your stories with us.

  3. I enjoyed this so much! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  4. Not having any of the pay channels, I’d only heard about the Mandalorian series and would like to eventually see it. I really love both of your stories and look forward to the 3rd book. Thank you!

  5. stephanie roehrig

    when will you post the 3rd part?
    love this!

  6. I finished it and don’t know what to do with myself. I open other fics and just stare at the screen. The children you write make me cry. I almost had to demand less screen time for Rey because she kept making me cry, one of the things she said forced a sobbing “fuck” from me and that’s a first. I’m super happy you have another part to it, but I’m not sure my tear ducts can withstand any more stress

  7. Not to be a pest, but when can we expect the next book? Because I love everything about Baby Dral and his fam and can’t wait for the rest of the story.

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