There's a Scholastic book series, Last Of The Jedi, following the adventures of Ferus Olin, an Order 66-escaping Jedi who'd previously featured in another series alongside Anakin. He's got a close friend in Roan Lands with whom he formed a business, called Olin And Lands. Ferus Olin's fondest memory is of skinny-dipping with Lands. Vader kills Lands to provoke Ferus.
- Early in the Rebel Force series, Ferus thinks about all the people he'd lost. Most are just a name, but...
And Roan. It was Roan Lands' face that he saw when he woke, Roan's voice he heard when he drifted off to sleep.
- When Vader finally kills Ferus, Ferus has a vision as he lies dying.
Ferus gasped, choking on the blood that bubbled in his throat. His lips formed the name he hadn't spoken aloud in years. Soft fingers brushed his forehead. "Did you really think I would leave you here alone?"
You left me alone for all those years, Ferus wanted to say. I always hoped you were waiting for me. I always hoped I would see you again.
Roan Lands, dead for nearly two decades, gazed down at him, his eyes full of warmth and humor. Roan, who had found Ferus after he'd fled the Jedi Temple, and taught him what it meant to truly live. Roan, who'd been Ferus's partner and friend for the best years of his life. Roan, whom he thought he'd lost forever.
Ferus's fear was gone, replaced by a deep, calming peace. He had done what he could for the people he loved. He had fulfilled the mission Obi-Wan had set out for him, protected Anakin's child until she was strong enough to protect herself. He had fought as best he knew how, for as long as he could. And now Roan was here, and Ferus was ready to go.
"I'll stay with you," Roan said, squeezing his hand. "For as long as you need me."
Ferus let his eyes drift shut. His world narrowed to the sound of Roan's voice, and the warmth of Roan's hand. "You are not alone
," he heard Roan say.
And then he heard nothing at all.