Ch 1 This srory comes out of Ch 22 of "Alter of Waru" by Jedi_Lover" It is also based on Ch 1, of my Fanfic "A New Start" This time following the older Luke Skywalker Please leave reviews, and suggestions http://boards.theforce.net/threads/...sion-of-1st-alternate-ending-posted.50003217/ 46 ABY Luke climbed out of the dark side cave, and he had no idea what had happened. The mossy swamp smelled the same, he could hear, and see the life that thrives on the marshy, dank swamp of Dagobah. He'd been looking for a new path after his retirement as head of the Jedi Order, seeing worlds that he had never had the chance to see during the wars he had fought, and after the losses, he'd experienced, his mother Padme who he only knew from Artoo, and his family on Naboo, his Aunt, and Uncle who had raised him with love, His masters Obi Wan, and Yoda, friends, his nephews, and his beloved wife Mara. Something in the force called for attention, a familiar presence, that was slowly emerging as if from a slumber, he followed it, and went deeper into the swamp, where he saw a blue light slowly coalesce into a being of color, as if a body was fading out of the Force,but then as he moved closer to the body laying on the marshy ground, he saw his wife Mara Jade Skywalker and he could sense confusion, and worry, so he reached out with the Force, and he sent her his love. Her mouth opened, with confusion "Luke, where am I? How did I get here?" She looked puzzled, "the last thing I remember was Jacen damaging my Stealthx, and I set course for kavan, I felt dizzy, and the next thing I know, I'm here, Luke where am I?" Luke scanned her mind, she had no memory of dying, or of her time in the Netherworld, of the Force. He knew she was not a clone, or a biot, this was his wife, as she was before her death. He knew this would take time, and patience, he felt a joy, that he hadn't felt in two years, when he had courted another Mara Jade, during an experience he still didn't understand. "Mara, take my hand, and let's go to the shuttle." "alright, but I want to know exactly what happened." Luke knew just where to take her. After sixteen years, Chandrilla had been recovering well, after accepting thousands of refugees from the Vong war, The Squilla still roamed the cities, the Crystal Canyons were again receiving visitors, Luke had made arrangements to stay at the Dacha of Mon Mothma, the honored former leader of the New Republic, who had passed many years before. It was on the shore of Lake Sah'ot. the people of Hanna were more than happy to open their world to the former head pf the Jedi Order. He heard Mara looking around the shuttle, her curiosity finally getting the better of her. "where's the Shadow, Artoo, and my Lightsaber?, and why aren't we going to Coruscant?" "I'll tell you, when we get to the Dacha" Mara, could feel him shielding his thoughts from her, and she had many questions for him, her memories stopped when her Stealhx had been shot, and then nothing. She looked out of the shuttle's viewport and saw the shining world of Chandrilla looking beautiful against the darkness of space. "Why are we coming here, you've never been here before?" "Since I'm retired, I've been exploring, but Chandrilla, has a special charm for me." He retired, Mara couldn't help wondering why, he looked older, with more scars then the last time she'd seen him, which for her, it was yesterday. He'd been sleeping, and she'd written him her note.