|Star Wars: Distant Love
Author: Brie.Husky PM
This story tells of Padme and her two twins. Padme still believes in her husband, but for the sake of her children, she remains hidden from him. With Obi-Wan's help, can Padme stand to be away from him? Or will she turn away from him forever?Rated: Fiction T - English - Sci-Fi/Suspense - Padmé Amidala & Anakin Skywalker - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,484 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 12-09-08 - Published: 07-25-08 - id: 4422503
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Arthur's Notice: Okay guys. I bet your all wondering how this is going to turn out. So don't worry, I'll keep it coming. For now, I probably won't have any collisions between any of the main characters happen just yet. This chapter is going to have some important clues though as to what will bring Padme out of hiding. So if this seems confusing and it seems like Padme and Anakin are just whining over losing one another, trust me this is what will bring everything to a whole new level as things get more interesting.
Chapter 2: Questioned Loyalty
Location: Kaadara, Naboo / Padme's Home
1 year later . . . . . .
Sadly, everyone in this universe thinks that life is easy. For Padme, it wasn't. Losing one of the main things that mattered in her life broke her heart. Now, that pain even put a gap between her and her trust regarding Obi-Wan. How could he say all that? Wanting her to believe Anakin was gone forever. It wasn't true! As she stood on her balcony, she stared letting the wind blow against her. Would life ever be the same? Hiding from her own husband. Could she really do such a thing. She didn't understand anything these days.
"What can I do? I feel so lost. I wish Ani was here, he'd know how to make things right." Her thoughts only led her to crying her heart out. She leaned on the balconies edge and let it all out. The pain that had been sitting there for a year finally broke forcing her to let all her heartache out. She felt afraid, alone, and almost as if she was slowly dying. She didn't know what to do, or how to say it.
Once she finally controlled the crying, she walked inside the brick house. She looked at the pictures of her and Ani, and quickly turned away before she began to cry again. The pain was finally catching up with her, and she didn't know how to handle it. Trust Obi-Wan? Or seek out her husband? The republic was gone, the empire destroyed it. But maybe, just maybe, with Anakin back on there side they'd have a fighting chance. Though, Obi-Wan says Anakin died the day Palpatine made him believe what he was doing was right. Padme had no idea what her husband had become, but she could still feel as if he was right there beside her. In her eyes, there was still hope.
Location: Kaadara, Naboo / City of Kaadara
2 hours later . . .
Padme was walking through the stores in Kaadara. A brown cloak covering her appearance as she carried Leia in her arms. She was thankful that there was a babysitter for Luke today since he was being a pain and the butt. As she walked through the town, she slightly gasped as she saw some white troopers approach the city. "Anakin . . ." That word rang in her mind for moments, but she wanted to find him. Though she knew he probably wouldn't be with them. As the troopers approached, Padme continued to look through the baskets of fruit as little Leia looked around in her mother's arms.
After a moment, loud thundering footsteps are heard. His black robes moved as he did, and the black hood completely covering his deathly yellow eyes. Even if Padme did see him, she wouldn't know who he was. He had changed, the former man she knew died the day Palpatine fed him lies. As he glanced around the area with his head low, he watched as Leia stared at him with wide eyes. Padme had no idea someone was watching her so she continued to put some fruit in her basket. Skywalker shook his head, and signaled the troops to keep moving.
As the imperial troops headed farther into the city, Obi-Wan approached Padme and put his hand on her arm. She slightly jumped and turned around. "Obi-Wan? What's wrong?" Obi-Wan signaled her to be quiet. "We have to leave, let's head back for your home." Padme nodded and followed him home.
Location: Kaadara, Naboo / Padme's Home
Padme puts Leia down on a blanket on the floor with Luke. She then walks into the kitchen and turns to Obi-Wan. "Obi-Wan, what is going on?" Obi-Wan sighs, shaking his head. "Padme, Anakin was with those troops." Padme looks down with wide eyes. "Anakin? I didn't see him . . ." Obi-Wan takes a deep breath and stands up. "He has changed much, he is not the man you know anymore." She backs up. "It's a lie!" The former master jedi sits back down and tries to think. "Padme, don't let your love for him get in the way. He is dangerous." Padme pulls off her brown cloak and feels tears run down her face.
"Leave Obi-Wan. You are no longer welcome here."
"Very well." He then slowly got up, and excited the premise. He sighs deeply, but can understand she is in deep pain. Obviously knowing she was upset, he decided to leave her alone for a little while so she could let all the pain out. He just didn't want to see her or the twins get hurt. It was too risky to allow them to fall into the wrong hands right now. Especially with the empire moving so quickly.
As Padme watched Obi-Wan leave, she couldn't help but feel she had done the wrong thing. A part of her told her that Anakin did change, another part of her told her he was still the same man she married. It was as though everything she wanted was slipping away slowly. She rested her head against the palm of her hand.
Location: Kaadara, Naboo / City Hall
The dark cloaked man standing in the center of the room chuckles. He looks over his shoulder watching the troops as they held the Queen of Naboo and her troops. He quickly walks over to the holotransciever and bows. "Master." Palpatine appears to be standing in the holographic picture. "Rise my apprentice. Has the queen been captured?" Anakin nods slowly, "It has been done my Master." Palpatine grins, "Well done my young apprentice. Stay on Naboo until I arrive." The holo image then disappears, and Skywalker turns around toward the troops.
"Put them in prisoner's courters. Let know one without clearance go down there." The troops nodded and then led the prisoner's toward the cells.
Watching the troops leave, and walks over to the roof top of the massive building. He could remember when him and Padme were on Naboo. All those memories, they were slowly fading. The lies the Palpatine fed him began to increase more and more as he began to believe then. All he could wish for was Padme to be right there beside him. She understood him better than anyone, and it almost made him feel strange without her here. With her dead and his children, there was nothing left for him in his old life.
The jedi were dead . . . .
His wife was dead . . . .
His children were dead . . .
Everything he had died . . . .
His thoughts drifted to everything that didn't make sense. What had happened? Was this a dream? A nightmare? It wasn't almost as if he lost everything in a matter of minutes. Now all he had was pain and revenge with in his heart. Who would pay the price in his eyes? Obi-Wan.