Summary: 20 years after Anakin Skywalker uncovered and revealed Darth Sidious conspiracy to destroy the Jedi and control the Galactic Republic the Galaxy is still at war. The Sith Empire has continued to undermine and compromise the safety of the Republic while the Jedi struggle to defend it. Many fear that this twenty year war will last forever and the largest question on everyone’s mind is “What became of Anakin Skywalker?” AN: Hopefully I'll be updating this twice a week. Feel free to leave me reviews regarding what you think! --- The Jedi Order had found its new home in the frigid mountains of Alderaan. It was a beautiful planet with scenery unique to the core worlds. While Coruscant was cramped, metallic and tinted with smoke Alderaan was lush, had clear skies and its citizens felt as if they had space to breathe. When Grandmaster Kenobi had made the controversial decision to move the Order away from Coruscant he had decided on Alderaan and many supported this idea. While the Sith Order and Jedi waged war they didn’t dare attack Alderaan. Not yet. It was too well-protected and isolated. There were easier ways to kill Jedi. When they were on the battlefront or isolated from their companions. Alderaan was both an easy target and an insanely difficult one. Which was exactly why Luke Skywalker was anxious to get away. The young Jedi Knight stood on the balcony and stared across the Aldera Mountain Range where the Jedi Order was located. He had spent years here training and preparing to battle the Sith. He knew that it was his destiny. The one thing that his Master had always told him was that his father had been the Chosen One. Yet when he had vanished after defeating Darth Sidious he had also resigned his position as the man who was prophesied to defeat the Sith and unite the galaxy once more. Luke and his sister had found this responsibility thrust on their shoulders. This was why Leia served as an ambassador. One who tirelessly traveled planet to planet offering relief and refuge for those who needed protecting from the evil plague that the war had become. This was why Luke Skywalker was planning to join General Garm Bel Iblis as a pilot who would fly against the dangerous Sith Raiders that had made safe travel through space impossible. It was his destiny. “Still brooding? Unbecoming of a Jedi.” Luke turned and saw his best friend Korto Vos approach him. Like him Korto was also planning to join General Iblis on the warfront. He was also the son of a famed Jedi Master. Quinlan Vos. He was a striking image of his father too. He was tall, broad shouldered and dark-skinned. A yellow tattoo spread across his nose right underneath his eyes. His hair was a tuft of dreadlocks and he wore dark Jedi Robes that made him look far more intimidating than he actually was. Luke felt that Korto was one of the few people that truly understood him. They both had legacies to uphold. They were both the bastard children of men who had been willing to forsake the Jedi Code in the name of love. They were both willing to die to protect the Galaxy. “So is spending most of your nights staring at holovids of Wynessa Starflare.” “You know; that’s not even her real name. I’ve been looking into some of her earlier vids and I’m convinced she just changed it because she wants to sound fancy.” Luke grinned. “Oh really? What tipped you off? Her first name being Wyness or her last name being Starflare?” Korto scowled. “Your last name is Skywalker. Does that mean I should assume its fake?” Luke’s grin faded ever so slightly as he returned his gaze to the mountains. “Sometimes I wish my last name wasn’t Skywalker” Korto didn’t respond and the silence dragged on for several moments. Finally Luke felt Korto’s hand on his shoulder. “This is what you get for brooding. C’mon; General Iblis is almost here. I already had 3PO move our bags for you.” Luke’s grin returned as he turned and began to follow Korto out of the balcony and towards the inside of the Jedi Temple. “Leia is still letting you use 3PO? Especially after you used him to send her all those creepy love letters? You know; you’re lucky we’re friends or else I’d have to thrash you.” Technically speaking Leia was the eldest twin so Luke didn’t have to play the role of the elder brother. He had a feeling he’d have to if anyone else but Korto showed even the slightest interest in her. He wasn’t naïve enough to believe that other men hadn’t. These men would just have to be glad that Luke hadn’t heard about it…yet. “Hey, they’re called sonnets.” Korto said in a hurt voice. Luke couldn’t tell if that hurt was fake or real. Either way he still laughed out loud. “Sure. Sonnets. Whatever.” The two Jedi continued to joke around as they made their way towards the Hangar Deck. When they finally got there the duo were surprised to see Chancellor Bail Organa and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Luke gripped his bag tighter in his right hand. It wasn’t that he was intimidated. He actually had a surprising close relationship to Bail Organa and to his Master. Yet at the same time he hadn’t expected to see them. He wondered if they were working together to convince him to stay. Luke had yet to complete his training and he knew Master Kenobi didn’t full approve of him leaving just yet. He was surprised that the man hadn’t used his status as Grandmaster to ground him. Yet at the same time he knew that wasn’t Obi-Wan’s way. As both Luke and Korto entered the hangar Obi-Wan turned to greet them. The elder man was dressed in his tan-and-brown Jedi Robes. Luke couldn’t help but feel guilty. He hadn’t hesitated to change into his brown flightsuit. Korto wore the Kiffu Light Armor that was not unlike the one his father had worn during the Clone Wars. While they still wore their lightsabers proudly it was nearly clear that they were much closer to accepting their identities as military men instead of Jedi. And for that Luke felt ashamed. Yet as Obi-Wan and Bail Organa walked towards them he didn’t feel the reproach he had assumed he would get. “Master.” They both murmured as they bowed at him. “There’s no need for that.” Obi-Wan said with a smile as he stepped towards the two of them. “While I have yet to truly knight the two of you I am proud to say that you have both proven yourselves to be capable students under my tutorship. I am sure that your master would say the same, Korto. While I do have some misgivings about sending you off to battle I do feel that you are capable of bringing honor to yourselves and to the Jedi Order.” Obi-wan paused. “Just remember. Trust your instincts. Trust the Force. Never take the easy path. It will always leave to darkness…always.” Bail Organa stepped forward. “I can do nothing but reflect Master Kenobi’s very statements. I think that you both will do great things. You’ll forgive me for my brevity but I am running late for a meeting.” He smiled and nodded at the two before he turned and strode away, his guards clustered around him as he did. Then Bail stopped and turned as if he had suddenly remembered something. “Luke, Leia wished for me to tell you that she’ll be seeing you soon. Your first mission with your fighter squadron will involve a rendezvous mission for her. I trust that you’ll be able to escort her to Coruscant safely.” “I’ll try my best sir.” Luke said. He extended his hand and Bail Organa grasped it firmly. “I’m sure you will.” The speakers in the hangar bay began to blare out a warning about an incoming friendly ship and as it did Obi-Wan turned towards them. “May the Force be with you.” With those words he tucked his hood over his head and turned and exited the hangar bay. As he did different military recruits whether they were civilians and Jedi began to stream into the hangar bay. Waiting for their chance to make an impact on the galaxy and put an end to the war.