Edit: updated w/[link=http://www.geocities.com/countesskat/NRCover.html?1079221378332]Cover Art[/link] 2004 Winter Fanfic Award Winner for Best Canon Story and Best Canon Character (Anakin)! Woohoo! - Thanks to everyone who remembered this story and thought enough of it to nominate it and send in your votes! I originally planned for this to be a vignette, so I guess this is proof that stories really do take on a life of their own. I wanted just to give a small glimpse of Ani & Padme as they might have been between Ep II & III. Specifically I wanted it to be a time where the twins might have been conceived - a happy time that could be reflected in Anakin/Vader?s last memories aboard the Death Star II ? the smell of rain, wildflowers, a vision of Anakin as a young man who is ready to take on the world, etc?. I hope some of that comes across, even though the story took a decidedly more adventurous turn. The speculative information is official stuff from SW.com and hyperspace (no actual spoilers as when I wrote this I was spoiler-free ) Anyone with an aversion to official advance tidbits should consider themselves warned. Thanks for reading!