A Different but Darker Path
AU: Obi-wan goes with Padme and Anakin goes to Kamino. Obi-wan falls in love with Padme and Anakin has feelings for Padme.
Padme was packing her bags as Obi-wan gazed out the window. He worried for Anakin, would he be able to handle this mission on his own. Kamino was in the Outer Rim, where the Republic had little to no influence. He wasn't sure if he would be able to handle it; his anger always had gotten the best of him. And Obi-wan hoped that he wouldn't do something rash that would kill him and jeopardize the Republic. Obi-wan turned towards Padme, putting my fears to the back of my mind. Padme was finishing her packing. Why had I never noticed how beautiful she is? Wow, why am I thinking like that? Obi-wan shook the ideas out of his head, I must not think like that! Padme then zipped shut her last bag. "I'm ready Master Kenobi." Obi-wan stood up and looked at her; she was wearing the most beautiful dress. It was silk and thin, and glistened gold. "Maybe you should change into more common clothing…….." Obi-wan choked on his words. Get a grip! Don't think like that! "Your right Master Kenobi, would you wait outside, I'll just be a moment." Obi-wan turned and left and waited outside the door. Shortly after she came out wearing travelers cloths, she was wearing a brown cloak. Her hair was put up in a bun. She looks beautiful in anything………No stop! Control your emotions! Obi-wan looked down at his feet. Padme seemed to notice his struggle and placed a comforting hand on his shoulder. Obi-wan then looked up and grabbed her bags and silently led the way down the hall. Obi-wan then boarded the vessel they would travel by. They were with other refugees, refugees that were trying to escape their own problems. R2 rolled behind them. Obi-wan was hoping to see Anakin before they left, but the council informed him that he already left for the distant planet. Obi-wan felt him through the force. Feeling immense jealously directed at him. Obi-wan then lead Padme into the main hold of the ship. Where they sat in silence for the majority of the flight threw hyper-space. For Obi-wan was too afraid of his feelings to speak.
Palpatine sat in his chair. He felt a disturbance in the force…….Obi-wan was with Padme instead of Anakin. I did not foresee this…but what is this I feel? Jealousy? Ahhh….Anakin was jealous of Obi-wan. Anakin loved Padme, but Obi-wan was now with her……Palpatine laughed to himself. "This might change my plans for the better. For Anakin will be mine, one way or the other….." Palpatine then thought of a new plan, a plan even more devastating than his original. Yes, this will work out quite well……
I hate him! How could he do this to me? Padme is mine! Anakin was piloting his Jedi Star Fighter threw hyper-space. His new droid R4 was chirping to himself in the back. Anakin was so infuriated at his master; he took out his padawans braid. Anakin then heard a dark voice in the force. I know your pain, Anakin. I can help you win Padme back. Obi-wan has turned his back on you. Read your master's feelings and you will know. Anakin thought about this, what did he have to loose? Anakin searched the force, and then felt his master. He loves Padme! Anakin cried out to the dark voice. I hate him for this! I know you do; I can feel your anger. Now you know that all the Jedi have turned on you. Now you know the Jedi are evil. You are the only one who can see past their treachery. Why? Because you are the chosen one, the one who will bring balance to the force! Who are you? I am Darth Sidious, the Sith lord. Join me Skywalker, it is your destiny to destroy the Jedi…..for they are all the same. Hypocrites. No, the Sith are evil! Evil is a point of view. The Jedi may appear to be selfless, but they all want to control the galaxy. Anakin pondered on this. Then he thought of Obi-wan and how he and the other Jedi never trusted him. The Jedi are evil… To prove myself trustworthy, Skywalker, go to Kamino first then go to Genosious. There you will find the Separatist leaders and their army. When you leave Kamino, take what you find at Kamino and destroy their army. Then come back to Curisant, there we shall use what you find at Kamino and restore peace to this crumbling Republic and destroy the evil of the Jedi. The dark presence was then gone. Anakin thought long and hard about what to do. And the more he thought about, the more what he thought he had to do became clear. I must destroy the Jedi, peace will be restored………
Their ship had finally landed. Obi-wan continued to look at his feet. Padme didn't know what was wrong with the Jedi Master, but she was deeply concerned. She put her hand on his shoulder. At first he flinched and tried to pull away, but then he calmed down and pulled himself closer to her. I wonder what's wrong, he seems greatly upset at something…Padme then led the way to the Queen's royal chamber. She sat at her throne with her advisors around her. She sat up and looked at Padme. "Padme! It is good to see you. I was so upset after I learned of the attempt on your life, but the Master Jedi has been taking good care of you I presume?" Padme looked up at Obi-wan. "Oh yes, he has been taking very good care of me." Obi-wan began blushing. "Do you know where you will be staying my lady?" "Yes, I was thinking by the country, it's very rural there." "Very well my lady, well all do our best to make sure you are very well protected." Obi-wan and Padme then began to leave for the vacation home that Padme owned. It was indeed in a very rural area. Obi-wan started being less distant and began talking normally again. By the time they got to the home, it was very late, so Padme went to the main room and Obi-wan slept in the guest room. Padme was lying in her bed looking up at the ceiling. I wonder what is wrong with Master Kenobi………I've never seen him look so tormented………Padme pondered on the reason for Obi-wan's strange behavior. She did this until she drifted into a very peaceful sleep. Obi-wan was lying in his bed, he couldn't sleep. He couldn't stop thinking of Padme. Why do I love her? I shouldn't love! I can't love! I shouldn't have any attachments! Obi-wan then drifted off into a dream about Padme……and then he felt a disturbance in the force. He felt pain from Anakin, emotional pain….it hurt Obi-wan to feel this from Anakin…..Then he had a vision. The temple was then in flames, strange white armored men were walking around it. And a black cloaked figure stood in the center…laughing at the sound of the screams of pain. Obi-wan woke up in full sweat. He got dressed and stood on the balcony looking on the fields. Padme walked up behind him. "Obi-wan, what is wrong?" She wrapped her arm around on of his and stroked his hand. "I-I had a bad dream……that's all….." Obi-wan then looked down at Padme. "Come on Obi-wan, I'll show you around the place." Padme showed Obi-wan all the rooms. Obi-wan was still stiff and tense. Padme looked up at him. He's hiding something…………After lunch they stood together on the balcony. Padme massaged his back, trying to relax him. "P-Padme…….d-don't" "Don't what Obi-wan? Please tell me what is wrong, you're hiding something." Padme looked into his eyes with deep concern. "I-I…………….." Obi-wan looked away from her gaze. He began blushing, and as soon as he did that Padme understood. Padme then pulled him closer to her and kissed him lightly. Obi-wan pulled away. "I can't Padme, I can't have any attachments……I-I……." Padme nodded and looked away embarrassed. "Sorry Obi-wan, but don't be upset. Be yourself. Come on; let's go have lunch in the fields." Obi-wan nodded and smiled. Together they sat and had lunch. Obi-wan used the force to cut Padme food and flew it into her mouth. Padme giggled. Obi-wan smiled. And they spent the rest of the day together. At night, Padme rested her head on Obi-wan's shoulder, and rubbed his chest affectionately. Obi-wan stroked her hair and kissed her lightly on the head. Padme sat up and looked Obi-wan in the eyes. "I know it is wrong Obi-wan, but I love you……please understand….." Padme looked pleadingly into his eyes. Obi-wan gazed back. "I love you too Padme, but you know it could never be……" "Obi-wan, I can't live without you! We could keep it a secret, I can't be without you……" Obi-wan stared back. Then he thought about a life without Padme…..he wouldn't be able to do it either! "Padme, I couldn't live without you either. Be with me forever. Marry me, and we'll be together forever!" Padme pulled herself close to him and kissed him passionately.
His ship finally reached Kamino, and began walking towards the big white building. Then he felt something in the force. It was from his master…..No! He has Padme! How could he! Anakin felt his hate towards his former master increasing. He swallowed his rage for now and entered the building. Everything was white and plain. It all looked pure and sanitary. A tall alien walked towards him. "Welcome to Kamino, we have been expecting you. Follow me please." The tall alien turned to Anakin. "My name is Taun We." "And I am Anakin Skywalker." They continued to walk down the hall until they came to a big throne room. Another tall alien stood from a strange spoon like seat in the front of the room. "Hello Master Jedi, I am Prime Minister Lama Su. You will be pleased to hear that we are on schedule. You can tell Grand Master Sifo-Dyas that the army he ordered for the republic will be completed on schedule." "Sifo-who? I'm sorry; he must have been before my time." Anakin was sweating with anticipation to see this 'army.' "Now I will show you the near completed army of your Republic." Lama Su lead the way down more white hall ways. Finally, they came to the room. Anakin's face twisted into a wry smile as he gazed onto the clone army. "They will be completed in a couple of weeks, but if you wish you can take a couple thousand with you now." "I would like that very much Prime Minister." "I will leave you here to inspect while I prepare their ships." "Thank you Prime Minister, inform me hen the ship is ready." The Prime Minister bowed and walked to the docking bays. It began to rain as Anakin laughed. Soon I will have my revenge Obi-wan! Very soon……
A/N: Next chapter, Obi-wan and Padme get married and Anakin begins his revenge and joins Palpatine.