A/N: Just so people aren't confused about where I got the chapter names, each chapter is named after a gown/outfit worn by Padme Amidala-Skywalker. You can check out the wonderful site is used! It's http/ It's the best! Oh, also, just for my sake as a writer, just assume that they use books, just for me!
Chapter 1: Flame
Leia Organa-Solo finished packing up her belongings. She was moving to Naboo. According to an unknown source (provided by her twin brother, Luke), that was where her mother was from. Leia had always longed to know about her birth-mother, and the best place for her to start would be her home planet, or so that's what she thought. As Leia put her last dress in her suitcase and small book fell out of the folds of the dress. Confused, the young woman picked up the brown, leather book, and flipped it open to the first page. It contained detail drawings of gowns, and what appeared to be the delicate script of a woman. Leia sat down on the chair next to her, and began to read.
My name is Padme Amidala Naberrie. I am 14 years old, and the Queen of the planet Naboo. This diary was a gift from my wonderful sister, Sola. She said that so much is happening in the Republic, and that things might not be the same for a while, so I should write everything that happens to me down so I don't forget. The only problem is, so much happens to me, that's it's hard to write everything down! I guess the best place to start would be why I'm fleeing my home planet. Before that, I might be queen, but I don't sit on my throne. My wonderful decoy, Sabe does. I am dressed like a handmaid; I still make all the decisions though. Anyway, we (my handmaids, Sio Bibble, and I) fled Naboo, because the Trade Federation wants me to sign a paper giving them complete control over Naboo, and I refuse to allow them.
Our flight wasn't planned. We were first being escorted to a detention camp, but were saved by two Jedi knights, and one of the most peculiar creatures I have ever seen; a Gungin by the name of Jar-Jar Binks. Jedi Knights Qui-Gon Jinn, and his Padawan (or apprentice) Obi-Wan Kenobi destroyed the Battle Droids escorting us, and took us to a near-by ship.
Leia stopped reading. Old Ben Kenobi had known her Mother! How could he have kept such a big secret from her for so long? It was too late to ask him now, he was gone, but she often felt his presence, along with some unknown ones. Leia picked up the diary, and began reading again.
Sabe has done an amazing job of fooling the Jedis. I have heard that they're very powerful, and can control one's mind, and read it. If that is so, than why haven't they figured out that I am the true Queen of Naboo? I won't let that bother me though. Not too long after we fled my home planet, we came across some difficulties. Our ship broke down on the desert planet of Tatooine. While meeting privetly with Sabe and my handmaids, it was decided that the "Queen" would send me to Tatooine to look around. I am very excited about seeing new planets. I must go and change now. The outfits that my handmaids wear are immensely comfortable, but it's not meant to be worn in the heat of Tatooine. Qui-Gon and Jar-Jar are going to look for a place that sells the parts that we need in order to get our ships working again. The little astrodroid (the only one left after we ran into some problems in space) R2-D2 will also go with them. The small droid has saved our lives, and for that, I, the true Queen am truly grateful. I must leave now to change into more appropriate clothes, but I should be back soon. I think it is best that I take the diary with me, so no one can read it here that doesn't know about my secret, and blow everything. Until next time!
Queen of Naboo
The following page had an elaborate drawing on it. It showed a beautiful young woman that looked a great deal like Leia. Leia guessed that it was her Mother, but she couldn't be positive. The girl had on a gown that was yellow on the bottom, and faded into light orange on the top. There was a deep orange sash around her waist, and folds of fabric that hung off the back of the tight-fitting sleeves. There was also a veil that came down her the bottom of her forehead, and her shoulders. It seemed like the only exposed flesh was her hands and face. Underneath the drawing was a single word that her Mother had written. "Flame." Leia quickly closed the diary when she heard her husband, Han Solo come into the room.
"Whatcha readin'?" he asked her, planting a kiss on her forehead. Leia contemplated if she should tell him or not. She decided that he was her husband, and had a right to know.
"My Mother's diary. I found it while I was packing," she said quietly.
"Your Mother's diary?" repeated Han. "Where did it come from?" Han sat down on the edge of the double bed, and took Leia's hands in his.
"I don't know. It seemed to have fallen out of my dress as I was packing to leave. I don't know where it came from at all."
"Do you still want to go to Naboo? We could wait a few days, and see what happens. You could read that diary, and find out." Leia was surprised at Han's gentleness towards the situation, but deep down inside she had always known that he was a kind person.
"I think we should go anyway. This diary might not answer everything." Han brought her hand to his lips, and kissed it.
"You let me know when you're ready, and we'll leave."
"I'm ready now if you are." Han picked up his wife's suitcase, and carried it to the Millennium Falcon. Leia climbed into the ship, and took a seat in the cabin. She pulled out the diary, and continued to read some more.