Title: Vader's Quest Chronicles

Summary: Darth Vader learns that he has a son and the search begins.

Chapter: Prologue

Rating: Will be M for language and possible coarse humor in later chapters.

Timeframe: Beginning between ROTS and ANH

Disclaimer: Star Wars is the property of George Lucas. No disrespect is intended with this story.

Notes: This is a strictly tongue-in-cheek version of Vader's life. It will loosely carry through the entire saga. Constructive criticism and comments are welcome.

There were no more tears. Her very soul had been wrung dry. Her aching heart was broken and would never heal. The kiss she should never have given him had become a scar, not upon his heart but upon hers. He had taken a road where she could not follow, had done terrible things, embraced a destiny of evil. He was still a good man inside; why could he not see it? Would he never come to his senses? Never was a very long time; anything was possible, there was always hope. But she could not bear to watch and wait. He was gone from her life, and she could not live without him. Padmé Skywalker let go of her life as she knew it.
"Nooooo! I couldn't have! She was alive! I felt it!" He screamed his agony; the pain, the suffering, the anger, rage, and self-hate fueling his new power. He felt it grow and grow again. But he had failed. He could not live without her. And Anakin Skywalker let go of his life as he knew it.

Darth Vader, Sith Lord, was born.