AN #1: Here it is! The long awaited ending…or is it?
"Where are we?" Leia asked looking over Han's shoulder, as he guided the Falcon down towards a beautiful planet.
"Naboo." Anakin said, entering the cockpit.
"Why are we hear and not going back to Bespin?" she asked.
"Master Yoda brought your mother and Alyssa here. Bail told me before we left Imperial Center."
Luke, who was sitting behind Chewbacca, just starred out the front window. He seemed to be lost in thought. He couldn't believe it. He was about to meet his mother for the first time since he was just about a year old. All he had ever known of her were small memories and feelings. He was more nervous then anything. What if his mother didn't like him? Or even love him?
Still the entire ordeal with Palpatine bore heavily on him. It was going to take a long time to recover from the entire thing.
Sensing his son's mixed emotions, Anakin gently reached out and squeezed his shoulder. "Don't worry Luke, she'll love you," he told him through the Force.
turned and looked at his father. "I sure hope so."
Padmé felt like she did when she and Anakin were first married and they spent such long amounts of time apart during the Clone Wars. But this time things were different when they were reunited. This time their family was also reunited.
Anakin swept his wife up in an embrace then quickly set her down so that she could hug Leia.
"Leia! Never do that again! I was so worried!" Padmé said almost crying as she scolded her daughter.
"I'm sorry mom but I had to! Luke needed me."
"Padmé, she's right. She saved Luke." Anakin said interrupting them.
She looked at Anakin and in his eyes she knew that he was telling the truth. Then something caught her eye as it disembarked from the Falcon. She would recognize him anywhere. It was Luke.
Padmé quickly moved past Anakin and Leia and headed straight for Luke, who just stood there and waited for her. Without hesitation, she embraced him and began to cry into her son's shoulder. "I've waited for this for so long," she whispered to him as they held each other close.
"Me too," he whispered back as tears gently began to trickle down his cheeks.
Kelista watched from the bottom of the gangplank as the Skywalker family was reunited at last. And to think she almost caused them to be separated much earlier. And seeing the family reunited made her long for her daughter even more.
As if on cue, Master Yoda approached the entire group. By then, Obi-Wan, Han and Chewbacca had also joined the group outside of the Falcon.
"Still much to be done," the old Jedi Master said.
Anakin and Obi-Wan nodded yes in response.
"Senator you are to be again," Yoda then said to Padmé.
"How can that be?" She asked a bit shocked.
"Vice Chancellor appointed you have been." Yoda said continuing. "Organa is interim Supreme Chancellor."
"At least we know its someone on our side," Obi-Wan said.
"That is true." Anakin added.
Suddenly Padmé remembered a promise that was made. "What about Kelista's daughter?"
AN #2: At the last minute I decided to turn 'Mask of Vader' into a trilogy…so enjoy and look for the sequel soon! Thanks to everyone who has made this story so popular and well loved. It means the world to me!