Well, as promised here is my next story. It is a sequel to [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=9521759&page=1]Children of Circumstance[/link], and it begins just a few days after COC ends. I hope it stands on its own, as well. I suppose it wanders into the realm of EPIII speculation because it takes place between EPII and EPIII. Winds of Change tells the story of Anakin's return to the Temple after his secret marriage on Naboo, his gradual estrangement from the Jedi Order, his efforts to get back to Padme, and his first steps into the power of the Dark Side. As always, the usual disclaimers apply. Everything Star Wars belongs to George Lucas and Co. I'm just a storyteller. Announcement: A sequel to this story, written jointly by geo 3 and leia_naberrie, will begin on the Saga Board shortly! It's called "A Significant Touch of Grace," and primarily will center on Padme's story.