I didn't need a single fan fiction to tell me what I already knew.
From those very first pages in "Heir to the Empire" to Pellaeon's turbulent dreams in "Specter of the Past", these two were made for each other. Reading Timothy Zahn's work with a romantic undertone makes the entire process far more intriguing.
There isn't a lot of Thrawn/Pellaeon fanfic, but what does exist tends to be quite good. This piece was inspired upon reading the following fanfic by nightassassin480:
Distance. Star Wars: Thrawn/PellaeonPellaeon had begun making a conscious effort to avoid Grand Admiral Thrawn as much as his duties as Captain allowed. It was hard work, trying to play a one-sided game of 'keep away' with the man whom he had to report to every few hours with some new bit of information.
It had to be done though, he decided. Especially after he realized that he was beginning to enjoy his short, strictly business talks with the Imperial warlord just a little too much. He hadn't even noticed it at first until one of the younger officers had brought it up.
'You just seem so much younger when he's around, sir.' The off duty officer had said with a relaxed laugh. Pellaeon had reprimanded him right then, reminding him of just who he was talking too and about and had returned to commanding the Star Destroyer's bridge, thinking that that would be that.
Things are rarely that simple, the Captain soon began to realize.
That sentence stuck with Pellaeon, confusing him for a while. He would often find himself lying