Destiny's Choice (AU - lightside Anakin) last info: 5/31

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  1. Pallas-Athena TFN Fan Fiction Archive Editor

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    This is my first fanfic - so please give feedback! :)

    Summary: Anakin Skywalker never joins the darkside and becomes a full Jedi. The opening scene takes place about 26 years after TPM, but there will be flashbacks later on. . .

    Discliamer: I don't own anything, blah, blah, blah. . .

    So here goes . . .

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    Anakin Skywalker let his worn out body slouch into his seat. Closing his eyes, the Jedi called upon the Force. It flowed around and through him. Images danced before him, yet Anakin knew better then to try to grab at them, the Force would tell him what him needed to know. Change, it seemed to say. A change is coming, Skywalker.

    Anakin knew he should mediate on this revaluation further, but a sudden weight on his shoulder broke him out of his thoughts. Opening his eyes, Anakin let his gaze fall to the boy, now sleeping on his arm. The Jedi allowed a smile to escape his lips. He understood his padawan's exhaustion - their last mission to Anoat had been a test of both Jedi's skills. The boy had performed well, well enough to make a master proud. Well enough to make a father proud.

    The boy breathed a sigh of comfortable sleep, erasing any of Anakin's ideas of waking him up. Anakin turned his head back and looked out the view port. The sun was setting on Coruscant and the small transport shuttle would soon arrive at its destination - the Jedi Temple. Anakin breathed a sigh of relief - he would be able to consult his fellow Jedi about the resent stirrings in the Force.

    There was a sharp yawn at his shoulder. ""Are we there yet?" the boy asked.

    "Almost, Luke." Anakin answered. "Think you can stay wake for a few more minutes?"

    The sixteen-year-old gave up a sheepish grin and a nod.

    "If you don't mind me saying so," Anakin added with good humor, "you really should take a shower before you plan on sleeping . . . "

    The boy gave an amused smile, not at all disheartened by his mater's request. "Look who's talking."

    Anakin sniffed his arm quickly and had to agree with the padawan. He shrugged. "A time and a place for everything there is, young padawan." Anakin tried to put on his most masterly face, but Luke's laughter was too intense.

    "You don't sound a thing like Master Yoda," Luke chuckled.

    Anakin looked as though he was about to respond, but, instead, he grabbed his son into a headlock and ruffled his hair.

    "Aw, dad, c'mon." Luke struggled to free himself.

    The tall Jedi Knight let the boy go as he felt the transport start to descend slowly. "We're here," he told Luke. "Grab your things - we should be exiting shortly."

    ~

    Jedi Knights were never big on material possessions, so all Luke carried with him off the transport was a simple nap-sack holding only a few extra tunics. He hefted the bag on his shoulder and walked down the ramp. His father, lifting a similar bag, followed him.

    The sun had set and the cool breeze of night air greeted the two Jedi as they stepped on to the landing platform. Luke shut his eyes and allowed himself to breathe in the sweet air. After spending two weeks on Anoat, clean air was a luxury he would not soon take for granted.

    They, of course, weren't a lone on the platform. A Jedi Master had awaited their arrival. This surprised Anakin - it was not the standard, especially after such a routine mission.

    "Master Gallia." Anakin bowed deeply to the older women in front of him. Luke followed his father's lead. "It is an unexpected honor to be greeted by you, my lady," Anakin continued, "I trust there is nothing wrong . . ."

    "No, of course not, Anakin," Adi Gallia favored him with a motherly smile. "First off, the Council wishes to congratulate you and your apprentice on such a successful mission."

    Anakin bowed again, but he disdained such formality. "Yet that is not why you have come." It wasn't a question.

    "No," Adi sighed at Anakin's forthrightness, "the Council wishes to speak with you. There is another mission which you must tend to."

    Anakin didn't bother to hide his su
  2. Broken-Sabre Jedi Knight

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    Great start. When can we expect some more? ?[face_plain]
  3. Pallas-Athena TFN Fan Fiction Archive Editor

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    Thanks Broken-Sabre :)

    How much I write depends on how much feedback I get and so far nobody's reading so *sniff* . . . :(
  4. Jeditheskyisblue Force Ghost

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    Please write more I love this story.Great start...

    Jedi Blue
  5. jade_angel Jedi Master

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    So let me get this straight... Anakin's not Vader, never was Vader, Luke's his son and... what about Palpatine? Padme and Leia are still alive but living on Alderaan. Hmmmmm...

    ... I love it!!! Great idea, totally AU, and I definitely love AU. I liked the way you wrote Anakin and his dread about going to Alderaan, I'm guessing he's having marital problems? And the father and son interaction is great. I love stories that are about Luke and his old man. Big fan of the father and son, Anakin/Vader and Luke plot. Hope to see more. :)
  6. viper_stew Jedi Grand Master

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  7. Anakin's Angel Jedi Master

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    Very interesting start. Just please tell me that there is no love triangle anywhere... *sigh* I detest that.

    aa :)
  8. MariahJade2 Former Fan Fiction Archive Editor

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    This looks interesting. Post more soon.
  9. Pallas-Athena TFN Fan Fiction Archive Editor

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    Thank you, Jedi Blue, jade_angel, viper, aa, and MariahJade2. I just love feedback, heehee.

    I suppose I should say that Anakin and Amidala never get married, but don't worry AA they're still in love. I don't think Jedi Knights are ever allowed to get married, so I wanted to explore what would have happened if Anakin never married. . . the idea of family and the Jedi will be an important theme . . .

    *****

    A tired and thoroughly annoyed Luke Skywalker met the rising Coruscant sun in the very same place he had seen it set - the Jedi temple's landing platform. He lifted the very same nap-sac, but this time it was full of a new set of clean linens.

    This is ridiculous, Luke thought, letting his distaste seethe through the Force. His father had not said anything about why they had been given another mission this quickly.

    Anakin could sense the Padawan's displeasure. "Ease your mind young apprentice," he said flatly, "the answers you seek shall be coming shortly."

    Luke opened his month as if to say something, when a call from across the platform interrupted him. Luke turned to see Obi-Wan Kenobi's Padawan, Mara Jade, running to meet him.

    "You're just going to leave with out say good bye?" the redhead puffed, as she was now a bit out of breath. Her master followed behind her, a smirk on his face.

    "No, of course not," Luke squirmed, "it's just that, well, it's early, and . . ."

    "Uh-huh," Mara nodded. Luke and Mara were best friends. They grew up together, and because of the chaos of the Clone Wars at the time of their birth, were the only two in their age group in the crèche. Their friendship, however, wasn't only based on necessity - the two had always shared quite a strong, natural, bond.

    As their Padawans talked, Obi-Wan gave Anakin a quick handshake.

    "Do you have everything you need, Ani?" Obi-Wan asked.

    Anakin answered with a nod. "Are you sure about this, Master?"

    Obi-Wan only smiled and patted his former apprentice on the shoulder. Both turned to watch the younger Jedi in their conversation. Mara was waving her hands around quickly as if broadly describing something as Luke looked on, occasionally voicing his own opinion.

    "They make a good pair," Anakin said.

    "Jedi are forbid to marry or have relationships," Obi-Wan pointed out, "you know that."

    Anakin only smiled at his late Master's last comment. Being the Chosen One had it advantages, one of which was the ability to see such future events. "Perhaps they'll find a way."

    Before Obi-Wan could rebuke the younger Jedi's remark, the shuttle prepared for Anakin and Luke's journey arrived.

    "Luke, come on," Anakin shouted over the whine of the repulser engines.

    Luke acknowledged his father's command with a wave of his hand and said his good byes to Mara.

    He joined his father at the ship's ramp.

    "May the force be with you, both," Obi-Wan said.

    Mara Jade, now standing next her Master on the landing platform, signaled good bye with a wave and a shout of "Good Luck."




  10. Anakin's Angel Jedi Master

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    Ok good :D I'm really interested to see how this plays out!

    Great post, I liked how Luke and Mara were togeher, and that Mara was Obi's padawan! Very cute. So now they go to Alderaan...!


    aa :)
  11. jade_angel Jedi Master

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    Oh! Now I understand why Anakin and Amidala aren't together! :) Good post! Nice to see Mara Jade making a small scene.
  12. Sara_Kenobi Force Ghost

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  13. Jeditheskyisblue Force Ghost

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    Loved the last post can't wait for more.
    Jedi blue,
  14. Clarus Jedi Master

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    Oh, this is very nice. Looking forward to more, Pallas, though I sense Alderaan will not be pleasant for the Skywalker duo . . . :)

  15. Broken-Sabre Jedi Knight

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    I am so jealous, I wish my first fic had recieved so much attention, great work still Pallas I hope you can keep it up. :)
  16. Yorthen Jedi Knight

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    You are wicked to separate Ani and Ami!!
    But I'll read this anyway :)
  17. Pallas-Athena TFN Fan Fiction Archive Editor

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    Thanks AA, jade_angel, Sara Kenobi, Jedi Blue, Clarus, Broken Sabre, and Yorthen!!!!

    Not to sure about this post, but here goes . . .

    *****

    "I can't believe the council is actually making us travel to Alderaan aboard this pile of junk," Luke stated with a huff.

    "Control your judgements, Padawan," Anakin told him calmly, "you will find that often there is more to a situation then meets the eye." He cut his lecture short when the young captain of the ship came into view. "Captain Solo, it is a pleasure to fly with you again."

    At this, Luke rolled his eyes.

    "Always a delight to escort the Jedi, Knight Skywalker," Solo favored Anakin with a handshake. "We should make the jump to hyperspace once we get out of Coruscant's gravitational pull." Solo said as he walked back to the cockpit. Instead of following, the two Jedi took their seats at the game table.

    A silent understanding passed between father and son and Anakin began to explain the mission without any prompt from the Padawan. He repeated the Council's assignment almost word for word.

    " . . . And so Bail Organa's two children, Leia and Kane Organa, are in need of protection," Anakin finished.

    "That doesn't seem so special," Luke said, "why would the Council send us on such a routine mission when we - " There was no point in finishing his thought - one look in Anakin's sorrowful eyes told him that there was something else. "What is it?"

    "Princess Leia Organa is your sister."

    Luke felt his mouth drop at his father's confession, yet felt the truth behind his words.

    "I suppose it is time to explain the past," Anakin sighed, "I had been avoiding it for so long. I just have to figure out where to start."

    The boy waited patiently.

    Anakin took a deep breath and clasped his hands together. "I'm sure between both you and Mara bugging him Obi-Wan has told you the entire history of the Clone Wars?" Luke, with a slight smile on his face, nodded. "Very well," Anakin continued, "I suppose there is as good as any to start . . ."

    ~

    Supreme Chancellor Paplatine had declared that the Jedi Order was a liability. The Jedi, filled with concern for their lives, dispersed and hid. Obi-Wan and his Padawan had found their way into the service of the Royal Starfleet of Alderaan and led the fight against many waves of clone warriors. Obi-Wan became a general and a close friend of Bail Organa.

    Within a couple of years, the clone army had finally made its way to the middle rim planet of Naboo. Obi-Wan's small fleet led the attack against these clones. After two weeks of battle, the Alderaanian fleet freed the Naboo from their invaders.

    Anakin watched the evening's celebration from the window of Theed's palace. The party was similar to the one that took place but a decade ago in this very same place.

    "Why aren't you out there, Padawan?" Obi-Wan asked as he came up behind him to share the view.

    Anakin pretty much ignored his master's question. "You wish to tell me something, don't you?"

    As always, Obi-Wan was impressed by his student's incite. "Yes," he said, "the Council has just contacted me, they have found the control center of the clone army. They're on Kalis. I think an aerial attack is our best option."

    Anakin nodded. "I'll leave tomorrow. Just let me say good-bye to Padmé."

    ~

    Anakin founded the young queen alone in her room. Even though he had seen everyday for the past two weeks, he was still blown away by her beauty. He thanked the Force once again for every moment he had spent with her. Since he had arrived on Naboo, Anakin and the queen had quickly rekindled their old friendship.

    Upon entering her room, Anakin could sense Padmé's distress.

    "Hey, what's wrong?" He sat down next to her on the bed. Wrapping a protective arm around her, Anakin waited for Amidala to speak.

    "Bail asked me to marry him," Padmé spat out quickly.

    "But, you don't love him." It wasn't a question, just a simple fact.

  18. AngelQueen Force Ghost

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    ::AngelQueen's eyes fill with tears:: Ani and Padme couldn't get married! ::sob:: Does this mean that Padme stayed w/ Bail and when the twins... were... born... ::a light dawns in AngelQueen's eyes:: I think I get it! Or at least, some of it! Cool!

    This is great! Keep going!

    AngelQueen
  19. Anakin's Angel Jedi Master

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    Awww...how sad :_| I see what happened here, I think, but who is this "Kane" character? ;) Great post, Pallas, keep writing!

    aa :)
  20. jade_angel Jedi Master

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    Wow!! That was really good. It explains a lot too. :)
  21. Broken-Sabre Jedi Knight

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    Wow, this is great. I think this one of the best that I've read lately. :)
  22. Twinnie Force Ghost

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    another AU =) and a real AU !

    the Jedi in your universe seem to be very straight, and not very kind ; they want to do for the best, okay, but that's no reason !!!

    good start, Pallas-Athena =) I'm looking forward to reading some Anakin/Padmé and some Leia/Luke interaction =)
  23. Pallas-Athena TFN Fan Fiction Archive Editor

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    Thank all you guys for being so nice!!!

    I never been very confident in my writing skills, but I just had to tell this story - it has been running around in my head for a while :)

    There's a lot of back story here, so please bare with me on it. At first I wasn't going even have flashbacks, but I think the story would be just too confusing without them.

    AngelQueen: Thanks ;) I wonder if what you're thinking and I'm planning will turn out to be the same thing. I love to keep people guessing. [face_devil]

    jade_angel: I hope it does. Thanks!

    Broken_sabre: Thanks, that's quite a compliment.

    Twinnie: Thanks. AU is my fav. Star Wars genre. I know the Jedi seem harsh, but we are talking about the same people who rejected poor little Anakin Skywalker because he was cold. Since it seems to me that the Jedi have no family in TPM that it could be possible that they are not allowed to marry or have children. We'll see if I'm right when Ep. II comes out, I guess. :)
  24. Broken-Sabre Jedi Knight

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    Please can we have a little more of the story... The suspense is killing me :)
  25. Pallas-Athena TFN Fan Fiction Archive Editor

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    Here ya go:

    Oh, BTW: If any of you guys notice any spelling or grammer errors, please tell me, since we have unlimited editing time :D

    *****

    Anakin awoke the next morning with a numb arm and a queen sleeping against his chest. Not wanting to wake her, the Jedi slid slowly and skillfully out of Amidala's grasp and set her head softly down on the pillow.

    Reaching for his abandoned tunic and cloak, Anakin found it hard to take is eyes off the woman who was now his lover. Who was always his angel. He would love her for the rest of his life and he knew it - there was no denying his feelings.


    Yet you can't even mange enough heart to wake her and say good bye, he thought to himself, I can't, I won't know what to say and she looks so beautiful and peaceful sleeping there. Anakin doubted that his queen would get very much peace in the coming days ahead.

    He quickly dressed himself in the day old robes. When he had finished, he took one last look at Padmé, his eyes moist.

    "Good-bye angel," he said quietly, "the Force will always be with you." He leaned over and kissed Amidala on the cheek. "My heart will always be with you." Anakin wiped his tears away one last time as he made his way to Naboo's ship hanger.

    ~

    "The base on Kalis located on the on the northern most continent." Obi-Wan told Anakin as the fight team was being prepared. "You can make a direct hit with your proton torpedoes if your Y-wing enters this repair port." Obi-Wan pointed to a red dot on the wall map.

    "The port doesn't have an exit, does it?" Anakin noticed.

    "No, but your ship is maneuverable enough to turn around before the base is destroyed," Obi-Wan put his had on Anakin's shoulder, "Keep in mind, Ani, you only have one shot, one pass, so be careful."

    Anakin nodded. "Is my team ready?"

    "Yes," Obi-Wan said, "only four ships and their pilots. I'm sorry, but that's all we can spare."

    "It'll be enough, I think."

    "Then may the Force be with you, my Padawan." He reached out to give Anakin a handshake, but his student hugged him tightly instead.

    "Bye, Master," Anakin said as he run towards his ship.

    ~

    "You were going to leave without saying good-bye?" a voice greeted him, "just like that?" Padmé was standing next to the Y-wing that had been assigned to him.

    "I didn't know what to say," Anakin admitted.

    "Oh, Ani," Amidala sighed, "You don't have to say anything." She rested her head under his chin.

    "Nothing's ever going to be the same," Anakin said, "when I get back my trials for knighthood will begin and you, you'll . . . "

    "Be married," Padmé finished for him, "don't worry, Ani - didn't I tell you that my caring for you would always remain?"

    "Yeah," Anakin said; his voice a little shaky.

    "Here," Amidala opened Anakin's hand and place something in it. The Padawan examined it.

    "The japor snippet?" Anakin was surprised, "you kept it all these years?"

    The girl nodded as she fastened the carving around his neck.

    "Keep it with you," She told him, "to remember me by."

    The boy smiled. "I don't need that to remember you by."

    Padmé laughed at the echoing conversation, but looking in to Anakin's eye sobered her up. "I love you."

    "I love you, too." Anakin held her close, "Nothing will stop that."

    Amidala released herself from his grip. Touching his cheek she said quietly: "Someday you can give it back to me, when the time is right."

    Anakin nodded and kissed her forehead. "I will, I promise you."

    Amidala pulled Anakin's head down for one more passionate kiss before the pre-flight announcement.

    "All pilots report to your ships."

    "You take care of yourself, okay?" Amidala told him.

    "You, too," Anakin said as he climbed his step latter.

    Tear filled, Amidala nodded and made her way back to the control room.

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