Hi, all, if anyone recognizes this title in connection with me, yes, this has been used before. In fact, I got 185 pages into the story, then realized that I just couldn't make it work anymore because some of the writing just went horribly wrong. So, instead, I decided that as soon as I finished "Message to My Daughter", I would begin rewriting the whole thing, including some plot points. And for anyone who notices that sort of thing, this will sound like By the Grace of Lady Vader, but I started writing this before I even heard of that. It's my unfortunate lot to always come up with the same ideas as another Bostonian library worker on these boards (ex-mod JediGaladriel). And she always does it better, but I like to do my version anyway. TITLE: The Ties That Bind Author: DarthIshtar Timeframe: ANH-ROTJ (except the prologue) Characters: Mostly A/A, H/L, L/L, lots of OCs. Summary: What would have happened if Padme joined forces with Lord Vader to bring their children home.