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Saga Reincarnation: Epilogue *Complete* (AU. Romance. Vader meets a cloned Padme)

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction- Before, Saga, and Beyond' started by dtdang2, Sep 1, 2005.

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  1. ratna

    ratna Jedi Knight star 4

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    Luke was the only part of Anakin Obi-Wan had left.

    I found this extremely touching, and it rang true as well. Thank you for doing Obi-Wan justice.


    It is complete, he heard Qui-Gon speak, and Anakin felt himself slip away.

    :eek: You're gonna kill him after all that!!!! What's Ami gonna do?? She'll die of a broken heart. Again.
    :_| Please reconsider...[face_praying]
     
  2. ROTSFan

    ROTSFan Jedi Master star 4

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    Please reconsider...

    I'll reconsider (I promise). Readers-please don't kill me. [face_praying] You know I'm known for these cliffies. Just bear with me and I'm sure you will find the ending is a satisfying one. Thanx [face_whistling]
     
  3. star_writer24

    star_writer24 Jedi Master star 4

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  4. jmsbndgrl

    jmsbndgrl Jedi Master star 4

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    :_| :_| :_|

    But...I'll hold out till the end.

    Very powerful post. I loved the moment where Leia forgave him, very poignant.
     
  5. HandmaidenVeme

    HandmaidenVeme Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Obi-Wan was there, too, and he could find no hard place in his heart towards him. He knew now that Obi-Wan had the shortcomings of any person, but had truly loved him and done only what he had to. When Anakin had embraced the darkness and broken his heart, he moved on to guide Luke. It was no treachery or desire to possess his son; Luke was the only partof Anakin Obi-Wan had left, and he'd projected all of his love for his lost apprentice onto his son.

    I'm glad that Anakin was finally able to understand :)

    I can't wait for the Epilogue, this was such a wonderful story!
     
  6. Jedi_Master_Cazz

    Jedi_Master_Cazz Jedi Master star 4

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    You're not gonna kill him off are you?! :eek:

    Yesh, you must reconsider!

    Cheers_Cazza@};-
     
  7. smiley_rancor

    smiley_rancor Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I'm so glad that Anakin listened to Qui Gon and did the right thing... and Leia's forgiveness i think is very important.

    I'm going to trust that you'll give us all a nice ending!


    Looking forward to the closing epilogue. thank you for a wonderful story.


    s_r
     
  8. naadi

    naadi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    That was an absolutley beautiful ending!!!i loved it!!!Can't wait for the epilogue!!
     
  9. Minela

    Minela Jedi Youngling star 3

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    OMg! There are no words---------------














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    This was amazing, from the fight, to Qui-Gon. to Leia finaly forgiving him. :_| :_|

    This is a wonderful chapter and even if you kill him and leave Padme alone with her children, it was very satisfying.



    I'm still speachless, though=D= =D= =D=
     
  10. Darth-Buddy

    Darth-Buddy Jedi Knight star 3

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    Powerful ending with Leia forgiving her father. Palps is just so evil and conniving. Nice job with all of their characters.=D=
     
  11. VaderLVR64

    VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's alright, Leia. You owe me nothing. I'm so sorry, Anakin said. How he wished she could hear him.

    "I can't do it anymore. I don't know what type of relationship we have, or can have. But Luke was right; if I hold this anger inside, I will become the very thing I set out to destroy. I'll try to let it go; I will."

    Leia looked hesitantly at her own hand before slipping it into Anakin's; his corporeal form seemed to pulsate, to glow a little brighter, and he could begin to feel the touch of love and compassion fill the room.

    Finally, Leia spoke. "I forgive you, father."

    Things were changing. The voices were further away, the events less immediate, and Anakin realized his environment was blending and fading, morphing into a placid abyss.

    It is complete, he heard Qui-Gon speak, and Anakin felt himself slip away.


    Absolutely wonderful! :_| =D=

    I can't wait for the epilogue. :)
     
  12. Amidala66

    Amidala66 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Simply amazing story:)
     
  13. Anakins_Kiss

    Anakins_Kiss Jedi Knight star 3

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    Sorry I am so late but well done. =D= I liked the part when leia told them to sent the emperor to the airlock. I laughed at that. I can imagine the look on his face. hmmm, priceless.
     
  14. jumpforjoy

    jumpforjoy Jedi Youngling star 1

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    :_| :_|
    You're not going to kill him after all that, are you?

    Leia looked hesitantly at her own hand before slipping it into Anakin's; his corporeal form seemed to pulsate, to glow a little brighter, and he could begin to feel the touch of love and compassion fill the room.

    Finally, Leia spoke. "I forgive you, father."


    That scene was so moving and emotional. I'm glad that Leia's truly forgiven her father.
     
  15. Jedi_Queen_Mx

    Jedi_Queen_Mx Jedi Padawan star 4

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    :_| :( [face_hypnotized] =D= @};-


    :_| For it is at an end.

    :( For heartbreaking forgiveness from Leia to Anakin.

    [face_hypnotized] For holding me spell bound.

    =D= For sharing a great and wonderful story with us.

    @};- Blessed be! Thank you, thank you!

    [face_peace]
     
  16. IsithTorin_DarkJedi

    IsithTorin_DarkJedi Jedi Youngling star 1

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    This was so emotional :_| . I feel happy and sad all at once. I'm glad Leia has finally forgiven and accepted her father. But now that the family is complete, you won't let Anakin die will you :eek: ?

    I've really enjoyed this story; I hate to see it go :_| . I look foward to any other stories you may come up with.
     
  17. Handmaiden_Azul

    Handmaiden_Azul Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Please don't kill him, please!
     
  18. Angelic_Amidala

    Angelic_Amidala Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Awww.. poor Padmé, poor Leia, poor Anakin. :_| I feel so sorry for all of them. I really hope Ani will survive, for at least Padmé's sake, she'd be devastated. And I think Leia and Luke should get to know their father a bit more, bit better, discover the good, the light in him since they haven't (especially Leia) discovered it fully yet. I just wish the Force or someone could give Ani another chance. [face_praying]

    Other than that.... great update. Beautiful words. I love your way of writing and describing things. The whole story so far has been great and I have no doubt the next updates will be as great or even better. :)

    Blessings,

    ~AA
     
  19. ROTSFan

    ROTSFan Jedi Master star 4

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    Ratna: I found this extremely touching, and it rang true as well. Thank you for doing Obi-Wan justice.

    Thank you for your kind words. Obi-Wan made mistakes, but he too deserved redemption in Anakin's eyes and understanding.

    You're gonna kill him after all that!!!! What's Ami gonna do?? She'll die of a broken heart. Again.
    Please reconsider...


    I can only say time will tell (a cop out, I know, but I can't reveal things; it's coming very shortly)


    star_writer24: Interesting range of emotions! I'll take it you're worried :D


    jmsbndgrl: But...I'll hold out till the end.

    Very powerful post. I loved the moment where Leia forgave him, very poignant.


    Thank you for your kind words and for following the story. @};-


    HandmaidenVeme: I'm glad that Anakin was finally able to understand

    I can't wait for the Epilogue, this was such a wonderful story!


    Thanks for your support. [face_blush] It seems the Obi-Wan redemption struck a (good) nerve with some of the readers...


    Jedi_Master_Cazz: You're not gonna kill him off are you?!

    Yesh, you must reconsider!

    Cheers_Cazza


    [face_thinking] I'll consider..


    smiley_rancor: I'm so glad that Anakin listened to Qui Gon and did the right thing... and Leia's forgiveness i think is very important.

    I'm going to trust that you'll give us all a nice ending!


    Looking forward to the closing epilogue. thank you for a wonderful story.


    Thank you for your faith and thoughtful words. @};- @};-


    naadi: That was an absolutley beautiful ending!!!i loved it!!!Can't wait for the epilogue!!

    [face_blush] Thanks bunches...


    Minela: OMg! There are no words

    This was amazing, from the fight, to Qui-Gon. to Leia finaly forgiving him.

    This is a wonderful chapter and even if you kill him and leave Padme alone with her children, it was very satisfying.

    I'm still speachless, though


    I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. Thank you for the kind replies, and look forward to working with you soon!


    Darth-Buddy: Powerful ending with Leia forgiving her father. Palps is just so evil and conniving. Nice job with all of their characters.

    I'm glad it had the desired effect. I always thought Leia's forgiveness was one of the pivotal elements in this story


    VaderLVR64: Absolutely wonderful!

    I can't wait for the epilogue.


    Thanks for following [face_peace] I've really been enjoying yours as well...


    Amidala66: Simply amazing story

    *blush* You're too kind


    Anakins_Kiss: Sorry I am so late but well done. I liked the part when leia told them to sent the emperor to the airlock. I laughed at that. I can imagine the look on his face. hmmm, priceless.

    [face_laugh] I thought the airlock method was kind of a different twist, as opposed to death by saber. Glad you liked.


    jumpforjoy: You're not going to kill him after all that, are you?

    That scene was so moving and emotional. I'm glad that Leia's truly forgiven her father.


    Wow. A lot of people are upset by the end, it seems. Read on, the outcome is in the epilogue...[face_peace]


    Jedi_Queen_Mx: For it is at an end.

    For heartbreaking forgiveness from Leia to Anakin.

    For holding me spell bound.

    For sharing a great and wonderful story with us.

    Blessed be! Thank you, thank you!


    Glad you enjoyed, I'm kind of sad it's over too. Seems like I've been writing it for a long time (almost a year actually) :(


    IsithTorin_DarkJedi: This was so emotional . I feel happy and sad all at once. I'm glad Leia has finally forgiven and accepted her father. But now that the family is complete, you won't let Anakin die will you ?

    I've really enjoyed this story; I hate to see it go . I look foward to any other stories you may come up with.


    T
     
  20. dtdang2

    dtdang2 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    A/N from dtdang2: Well, here it is, the epilogue! I can't believe that this story is finally coming to an end after two years! I just wanted to thank all the readers who came along for the ride, especially those who have been around since the beginning when I started this story.
    If there are any lurkers out there, please delurk and let us know what you think of the story! [face_batting]

    Special thanks to my beta-reader, Jazz Skywalker, who read and critiqued the first half of this story,

    and many, many thanks to ROTSFan for finishing up this story for me. Without her, I'm afraid that this story would have ended up on the "unfinished" shelf. She's done such a wonderful job writing a fantastic second half of this story. I'm so grateful that she decided to help me with this!

    And now, without further ado, the completion of this story...


    Epilogue


    A flurry of voices accompanied Anakin as he began what he knew would be his journey into the Force. But it wasn't what he expected--the sounds were harsh and garbled, hard to discern one from another but growing more distinct every moment. The light changed from luminescent to glaring, and he found himself holding back.

    Then came the pain...Force, was it strong. He had difficulty breathing--perhaps something was invasively breathing for him--and he felt the effects of warmth slip away, replaced by cold, uneven reality.

    Why did he hurt so much?

    Voices. Coming in focus. "He's waking up....get a healer....now..."

    Machines were beeping, monitors sounding, and Anakin felt the peace and certainty remove from him; he instinctively wanted to reach back to where he came, to feel Qui-Gon again.

    Then he heard Padme's voice, mingled with her tears, becoming more coherent. Her hand was on his forehead.

    "Open your eyes," she whispered softly, a prayer.

    Reaching in her direction, he willed his eyelids to comply.

    Leia stood near the corner of the room, unable to help the healers as they rushed in and out but unwilling to leave, and watched her father. And then, as his eyes opened and slowly came into focus, she smiled, without hesitation or uncertainty.

    They were blue.

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    Like the Alliance to Restore the New Republic, recovery time for Anakin was slow, fragmented, and not without setbacks. Healers realized the extent of his dependency on machines, and worked in his convalescence to repair them, a little at a time.

    The fall of the Empire, while challenging, freed up resources previously unavailable to the Alliance, and Anakin was among those who benefited from them. Unlike the Empire, they were not miserly in their issuance of medical care, working diligently to help all of their patients. Anakin knew only the Republic would show such mercy. Deep down, he'd always known.

    One day during his physical therapy, Mon came to visit him.

    "How is your recovery coming along?" Her concern seemed genuine.

    "Fine," he admitted, a little shyly.

    "I've been considering your situation...we can't pressurize and oxygenate every place you go. It's just not possible." she said softly.

    He nodded and felt sadness settle. Of course she was right; he would have to be quarantined, and pay the consequences for his crimes. His fate was in their hands now.

    "Therefore," she continued. "A healer specialist has been located. Quite innovative and renowned in his field, from what I understand. He has the capabilities to give you the stem cell lung transplant you need to function normally."

    Anakin looked up, unable to speak. His wish to return to normal, while serving the Empire, had always postponed until it seemed an impossible goal, forever out of reach. Faced with the prospect of gaining freedom from the suit....able to feel immersion in water....to breathe real air again. No more meditation chambers.

    He could go anywhere. He found it hard to believe.

    He looked up at Mon and nodded; words couldn't adequately express his gratitude. "Thank
     
  21. ROTSFan

    ROTSFan Jedi Master star 4

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    Readers-thanks ever so much for following this story, for the thoughtful replies, and for having faith in the direction of the muse. I too am a little sad it is coming to an end; I got attached to these characters and see some of you did as well. I hope the epilogue was satisfying to all (or most) and provided some closure.

    A big thanks to dtdang2, who has great ideas, and is a great writer and beta as well. Without her this unique plot bunny wouldn't have been born, taken shape, or been possible to this point.

    Also, if any of you are interested in being on future PM lists, please let me know--a post ROTS AU is beginning right now (co-authored by darksideyesplease) and I will be working on one as well with Minela.

    Peace and blessings [face_peace]

    ROTSfan
     
  22. DarthVaderette

    DarthVaderette Jedi Master star 2

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    Great story, I enjoyed reading it, thanks! :D
     
  23. VaderLVR64

    VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    =D= The ending was just as satisfying as the story as a whole! Perfection!

    Luke's policies were reminiscent of the Old Jedi Order, but reflective of a new age. No longer would Jedi be trained strictly from birth without familial contact, and no longer would personal attachments be forbidden. Luke believed, like his father, that to deny love, to deny the need for companionship, was to deny one's own humanity.

    He'd achieved what the Jedi or Sith never could--a balance between passion and peace.

    Luke asked his father to serve alongside him, to be a Jedi Master on the new council, but Anakin gently declined. Luke may have been right in his belief that he'd mastered both darkness and light, but Anakin no longer felt the desire for power, or the need to fight. He would help, and mentor, his son in any way he could, but in the end just wished to quietly retire.


    Bravo on a job well done! =D=
     
  24. smiley_rancor

    smiley_rancor Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Lovely epilogue - brought closure to the whole story for each of the characters.

    Really well done, I'd like to be added to your future PM lists, thanks.


    s_r
     
  25. star_writer24

    star_writer24 Jedi Master star 4

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