Title: A Different Destiny Summary: Padme Kenobi lives a different life than she had planned. But will destiny take her down a different path? Notes: An AU story. Obi-Wan/Padme, Anakin/Padme pairings. Anakin became Darth Vader but without the suit. Based during ANH. Author: Sara Kenobi “Have you seen your cousin Leia?” Maella looked up from the chair she was seated in at the kitchen table. She was surprised to see the Queen Breha of Alderaan staring down at her. “My Queen, no I have not. I last seen Leia this morning during classes.” “Ella?” The girl then looked to her left to see her father Ben Kenobi step into the large room. His eyes went up at seeing the Queen of Alderaan with his daughter. The sixteen-year-old was a handmaiden to her cousin Leia who was the Princess of Alderaan. “Father, I'll be doing my studies shortly. I was hungry,” Maella confessed. “Your mother will expect you to have them completed before this evening, young one,” Obi-Wan said. “Then you'll have the weekend to read all you want,” The Counselor told his daughter, taking note of the large book that was placed carefully at Ella's side. She always had a book in her reach. “I'll have them done father. I promise.” “See that you do,” smiled Ben. *** “Brother, do you really believe they'd come here? After all this time?” asked Padme Naberrie Kenobi. “I thought that he'd given up searching...after all this time...” “He's searching all this sector of space,” Bail told his younger sister. “Even after all this time. He's not given up looking for you and the children...” “I had to leave him,” Padme replied with a hard stare. “You know that I had to leave him. He turned to the Dark side...” “I know sister. I know,” Bail answered back. “You had made the only decision that you could.” Padme nodded. Tears were bright in her eyes. It had been almost nineteen years since she had made that decision to leave her former husband. Their entire little family had been split up. Her daughter lived under her watchful gaze while her son lived far away on the planet of Tatooine. “I had wished it to be different between us...but the galaxy had other ideas,” Padme whispered.