Family Time

by Jedi Princess Jainakin

a/n: I forgot to write this on my last two stories but I do not own Star Wars, characters, places, etc. If you don't know who owns them, then maybe you shouldn't be here. Anyway, hope you like this story. I was planning on doing a story like this and I got a request to do one with Luke and Leia, so here it is. This is what I have so far, I'll probably write more a little later. It could just be my first ever multi-chapter story, yay. Please read and review and let me know what you think. Check out my other stories too.

The gentle chirping of morning birds was in the air as a cool breeze wafted through the window of the bedroom. Clean and white, the bedroom evoked a sense of love, peace, and security. In the middle of the room, there was a large bed, currently occupied by two sleeping figures. Cuddled close together, Anakin Skywalker and his wife Padmé lay asleep peacefully, surrounded by each other's warmth and love, undisturbed by the silence around them.

A gentle rocking motion slowly roused Anakin from his dreams. He opened his eyes slightly, his foggy mind confused, looked at the end of the bed and smiled. He turned towards his wife next to him and saw that she was slowly being pulled from her sleep as well. She caught his gaze and smiled lovingly at him as he gestured to her with his eyes. She slowly looked toward the end of the bed and then turned back to look at him, a happy smile on her face. She gave him a sly look and he nodded slightly, eyes full of mischief. Together, they sprang up from their positions and tackled the two, small figures jumping on the end of their bed. Tiny squeals of happiness, as well as peals of laughter, resonated throughout the room as Anakin and Padmé tickled their two small children, Luke and Leia Skywalker. The playful wrestling match continued, unabated, for a long while, as Anakin and Padmé shared joyful smiles with each other and continued to play with their young children. Finally, the playing came to end, with Luke and Leia lying helpless and out of breath on the bed, happy smiles on their faces and Anakin and Padmé chuckling quietly to themselves. Anakin and Padmé sat back and leaned against the headboard as their two children sat up and crawled forward to sit in their parents' laps. Anakin toussled Luke's sandy blonde hair as Padmé gently stroked Leia's dark brown locks. The small family sat in the quiet and enjoyed the comfortable feeling of just being together.

"Well you two," Padmé asked, after a long moment "are you both ready for breakfast?"

Two eager young heads turned towards her and nodded vigorously in agreement, delighted smiles on their faces. Padmé looked at Anakin and saw a contented expression on his face as he looked at his children. He turned and looked at her and smiled lovingly as he nodded his head in agreement with his children.

"Then I guess it's time we all get up and get something to eat. Don't you think?" Padmé questioned.

"Yes Mommy," the two small children replied, slowly crawling over their parents and getting out of the bed. Anakin and Padmé leaned over and kissed their children on the tops of their heads and shooed them out of the room.

"We'll be out to join you in just a moment," Anakin called after them, "go ahead and get ready. Have Threepio help you if you need it."

"Ok Daddy," two small voices piped up as they headed out the door, "love you."

"We love you too," Padmé smiled after them, "now run along."

As the bedroom door closed behind them, Padmé turned and looked at Anakin, a warm smile on her face. Anakin looked at her, the same loving expression on his. They leaned in towards each other until their lips met and they kissed each other, long and passionately. A moment later, their lips parted and they stared lovingly into each other's eyes.

"Come on love," Padmé said softly, her hand gently caressing his cheek and her mouth drawn up in a happy smile, "I think we need to get up and join them."

"Whatever you say my love," Anakin responded back, leaning into Padmé's caress, "as much as I want to stay here, you're right. We probably should go and see how hard a time the kids are giving Threepio."

Padmé giggled at his comment and leaned over to kiss his cheek. "Of course I'm right Ani, I'm always right. Haven't you learned that lesson by now?"

"Ha ha," Anakin replied sarcastically, "well, just for that little comment, I'll be using the refresher first." And with that, Anakin jumped out of bed and ran as fast as he could to the small refresher connected to their bedroom.

Padmé huffed as he shut the door, her eyes sparkling happily with just a tinge of annoyance. She shook her head and chuckled as she slowly climbed out of bed and stretched. She looked out the window and smiled as the chirping of the birds and the wonderful scents of nature floated on the breeze from the outside. Padmé leaned over and gracefully tugged on the sheets as she started to make the bed. A few moments later, she had finished and she turned as she saw Anakin step through the door of the refresher, a towel in his hand as he dried his hair and a smile on his face. Padmé quickly walked over to him, a mischievous twinkle in her eye. Anakin looked at her, a befuddled expression on his face, not knowing his wife's intentions. When she got close enough, she stopped and leaned up to him, a happy smile on her face. Anakin smiled back, closed his eyes, and leaned down towards her, ready to give her the kiss he knew she was expecting. As Anakin got closer to her, Padmé lightly slapped him on the shoulder, stopping his advance. His eyes snapped open quickly, a questioning look on his face and both shock and amusement dancing across his eyes. Padmé giggled as she gently kissed him on his nose.

"That was for that childish action you committed not so long ago, my dear husband," Padmé admonished him, sweetly. "Not very Jedi-like and certainly not a good example for your children, Anakin."

Anakin chuckled at Padmé's remark and wrapped his arms tightly around her waist. They stared into each other's eyes lovingly and moved closer and closer until their lips met in a passionate kiss. They held that kiss for a long while until they heard a knock at the door. Their lips parted and they smiled happily at each other.

"Come in," Padmé called cheerfully.

A tall golden droid walked in through the doorway, somewhat nervously.

"I'm very sorry to disturb you Miss Padmé," Threepio stated apologetically, "but I'm afraid that I am having some difficulty in getting young Master Luke and young Mistress Leia to calm down enough to eat their breakfast."

"Are they giving you a hard time again Threepio?" Anakin questioned, an amused look on his face.

"Well Master Ani, I just can't seem to get them to sit still long enough to eat and they have suspicious looks on their faces. They keep looking at their food, then at me, then at each other, with sly smiles on their faces. I've seen that look before and I really don't want to get caught in another tag-team food fight," Threepio stated exasperatedly.

"Okay Threepio, we understand," Padmé comforted him, "and don't worry. We'll be out in just a minute. Just try to be patient and do what you can and we'll be out to help you in a short while."

"As you wish Miss Padmé," Threepio sighed tiredly, turning around to leave. "I'll try my best but I don't know how much good it'll do. But please hurry."

"We will Threepio, don't worry," Anakin laughed jovially as he watched Threepio leave the room and close the door behind him. He looked at Padmé and the two shared a small moment of laughter before Padmé's face turned serious.

"Okay Anakin, you're gonna have to go out and handle this situation," Padmé told him. "Try and stop it before they decide it's time to do some more 'redecorating'."

"As you wish, my angel," Anakin responded happily, "I'll go and help Threepio with the little troublemakers. Hopefully they'll listen to me this time because you know that didn't work out so well last time."

Anakin and Padmé both laughed at the memory of the last time their twins decided the dining room needed 'redecorating' and had splattered the walls with a variety of foods. Anakin had tried to defuse the situation, but that only led to him and Threepio being made over as well.

"Good luck, love," Padmé told him as she turned to go to the refresher, "and remember: no 'aggressive negotiations'." She gave him a loving smile and a wink before she closed the refresher door behind her.

Anakin chuckled at that last statement and finished getting dressed. When he was all ready, he opened the bedroom door and headed into the dining room. He stopped in the hallway and smiled, a mixture of emotions running through him at that moment: amusement at the happy cries he heard coming from that direction yet fear at what he was going find. Gathering up his courage, he continued the trek that would take him into some of the most dangerous territory he had ever known: trying to settle down two rambunctious three-year-olds who have nothing better on their minds then to wreak havoc.

As Anakin walked into the dining room, he could hear Threepio's anxious cries as he tried to get the twins to settle down.

"Master Luke, please don't throw that fruit! Mistress Leia, please stop running around and sit back in your seat!"

Anakin leaned against the doorway, an amused smile on his face as he watched the scene before him. He cleared his throat as he stepped through the doorway and chuckled to himself as two pairs of young eyes looked towards him, portraying all the innocence that they could muster.

"What have you two been doing to poor Threepio?" Anakin asked his two rowdy children, eyeing them suspiciously.

"We just wanted to play with him, Daddy," Luke responded back, trying to look as innocent as possible.

"Uh huh," Leia replied, trying to look just as innocent.

"Oh is that all?" Anakin questioned, amusement in his eyes.

"Yes Daddy," was the reply as two cherubic faces looked up into their father's eyes.

"Well, I don't think Threepio wants to play anymore," Anakin noted, looking at Threepio's nervous and tired stance. "Why don't we all just sit down and have a nice quiet breakfast and afterwards, we can play in the meadow and down by the lake. How does that sound?"

"I think that sounds just great," a sweet, melodic voice called from behind Anakin. He turned and saw Padmé's advancing figure come towards him a happy smile on her face. They smiled at each other for a moment before they turned their eyes back to their two young children.

"Come on you two," Padmé said, "it's time to eat." With that, Anakin and Padmé rounded up their playful toddlers and sat them down to eat. Their breakfast was far from quiet, full of laughter and the playful banter of young children. The small family enjoyed their breakfast together and it wasn't long before Luke and Leia were finished and were jumping around in their seats, eager to get the day started. Anakin and Padmé laughed at their children's antics and soon after their children, finished their breakfast and helped their children get ready for the day.