|Journey to the Past
Author: KD Skywalker PM
Why the 'Tantive IV' is never seen again...one shotRated: Fiction K+ - English - Darth Vader - Words: 554 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11-07-05 - Status: Complete - id: 2650347
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Disclaimer and AN: I don't own Star Wars; I just borrow it for a little while. But GL is da man! Enjoy this one shot!
Journey to the Past
"Do whatever it takes commander! Find those data tapes! I'm sure she has them somewhere on board!" Vader demanded to the commander that was standing next to him.
"Yes sir!" the commander said.
Vader turned and stormed down the hallway of the Tantive IV, back towards the blown open entrance.
"Ani…" a soft voice whispered.
Vader stopped and looked around him.
What had he just heard? It couldn't be her. She was dead! He had witnessed her funeral so long ago.
Then he saw a lovely vision. Probably the most beautiful sight that he had seen since he had been forced into the suit. He saw her.
Or at least he thought it was her.
She was making her way towards him as if she were floating towards him. He just starred at her for a brief second. He couldn't even bring himself to murmur her name.
And just as quickly as she had appeared to him, she was gone.
"Oh Ani…" the same voice whispered.
Vader turned and stormed off of the Tantive IV.
He sat there, lost in thought, as he starred at his pale, scarred face.
Memories flooded back to him.
Memories he thought he had long suppressed.
He saw her standing on the balcony overlooking Courscant, brushing her beautiful hair. There was an aura of happiness around her. And with good reason.
They were going to be parents.
But fate wasn't going to allow that to happen.
His anger killed her.
He killed his angel.
And he killed their child.
Because of that, fate sentenced him to live out his life in agony.
But why was he seeing her now?
Why after so long?
Then it dawned on him.
The Tantive IV.
That had to be it!
He sat up straight and allowed his mask to fall back down onto his head, as his chamber lifted up.
He quickly left his chamber and head back for the bridge. The commander he had left in charge of finding the data tapes approached him.
"My lord we found no data tapes," the commander wearily said. He knew that Vader had a temper on him and occasionally killed when what he requested didn't go as he planned.
"Then destroy the ship. I don't want to see any part of it ever again."
"Yes sir," the commander said, turning and heading off towards the hanger bay.
Vader stood silently on the bridge for a few seconds, starring off into space. He hadn't wanted to destroy the ship, but he had to.
He had to destroy his past. He couldn't let it come back. Not now. Not never.
She was part of his life when he was Anakin Skywalker, Jedi Knight.
But that wasn't who he was any longer.
He was Darth Vader, Lord of the Sith.
And that was just how it had to be.