All in a Wish
Rating: K+ for brief violence
Genre: ESB – ROTJ ( AU )
Summery: Vader makes a wish that will affect the course of history………….. and his fate.
Category: Action, Adventure, Humor
Author: The Bullet
Chapter One: Star Wars Wishes
Vader was in a bad mood. Not because he couldn't find the name of the pilot who destroyed the Death Star, not because the Rebels had just gained another minor victory in a recent space battle. No, he was in a bad mood because today was the anniversary of the day that the Empire started, and it was also the anniversary of Padmes' death. It made him think about her; about the life they could have had together, about how he had ruthlessly killed her and their unborn baby. It made him feel sad. No matter how he hated to admit it, he regretted what he had done.
I wish I could find someone who could tell me I'm not responsible for Padmes' death.
Now this may not be so in our galaxy, but in a galaxy far, far away, if you make a wish, under the right circumstances, wishes sometimes some true.
All of a sudden, the room became windy.
Impossible! We're in a Star Destroyer.
Out of nowhere, a girl appeared in front of him. She was completely dressed in black. And she was wearing a cloak which she was brushing sparkling dust off of. And then she saw him. She was totally terrified. No, not terrified, but surprised.
Really surprised. Finally she spoke.
"Y...y...you!" the girl pointed a finger at him.
"How did you get on my ship?" Vader asked in his most intimidating voice. But he got the feeling that she was just as surprised as he was.
"That's a darn good question!" the girl said. Vader was surprised that she recovered so quickly, and was now showing no fear of him.
"You still haven't answered my question, girl!" Vader asked.
"My name is Jacklin Kar."
"I don't care what your name is. Answer my question! How did you do that!"
"Don't play innocent with me; I don't have time for it. You weren't there a second ago, and then you appeared out of thin air."
"Yeah. Let me ask you something, have you done anything out of the usual lately?"
"Like I would tell you."
"Listen, Vader, I want to know how I got here. And I can't unless you answer me."
Vader was amused with the girls' courage. Since he was also interested to find out how she got there, he answered her. But he was still playing intimidating.
"Listen, girl, the most unusual thing I've done recently is think about my regrets."
"Now that I am not answering!"
"Well, you had to have done something, 'cause I sure haven't been making any Star Wars wishes recently!"
"Star Wars wishes?"
"Yeah. Hay, did you make a wish?"
"How do I know what wish? Any wish!"
" Well, I did make one."
Before Vader could stop himself, he burst out, telling her everything.
"I wished someone could tell me that I am not responsible for Padmes' death!"
"Oh, so I'm the answer to your wish! Cool! I didn't know the Force could answer wishes like that."
"How could you be the answer to my wish?"
"Because I can tell you honestly and truthfully that Padme died on her own without any of your help."
"How would you know? You're to young to have been there!"
"In my galaxy, all of this, you, everything, is just made up stories. But I've read and seen everything, and I know what happened. And if I don't mess anything up, I know what will happen. But I don't know what part of the trilogy I'm in. So, what's happening?"
"Wait, I lost you at the part that you mentioned another galaxy. How do you get there?"
"Strictly magic. So don't get any ideas! So I asked you, what's up?"
"What?" Vader had become very confused and didn't know what to think."
"How do I put this in a way you'll understand?" she mumbled to herself. Then in a louder voice she said, "Has the first Death Star gotten blown up yet?"
"Of course it has. Everyone in the galaxy knows that!"
"Who blew it up?"
"Okay, that I don't know."
He was going to say more, but at that moment, they were interrupted by an officer.
"My Lord, we..." he stopped when he saw a girl, no older than sixteen standing next to the Dark Lord and didn't seem to be the least bit afraid of him.
"Yes, Captain." Vader said, urging him to continue.
"We captured a Rebel who may know the identity of the pilot who destroyed the Death Star."
"Very well. Interrogate him and find out." Vader turned his attention back to the girl who was now looking a little pale.
"What's wrong with you?" He asked.
"Wha...what would you do if you found the pilot who destroyed the Death Star?"
"He would die."
"Yes, I would kill him. Is everything alright?"
"You don't want to be killing him."
"No, I really think I do."
"You just said that you wished your family wasn't dead. And now you want to deliberate cause the death of another family member?"
"Are you suggesting that the Rebel pilot is related to me!"
"His last name is Skywalker, Padme was his mother. Duh."
"Why do I get the feeling that you're telling the truth?"
"Maybe because I am."
"It's the truth!"
"Where is he?"
"With the Rebels."
"Where are the Rebels?"
"Like I would know that! I mean, their base is like the most secret spot in the universe."
"You know I wouldn't have told you all I did unless I knew that you would be finding it out in like ten minutes."
you suggesting that you are for the Rebellion!"
"Now I never said that! But I'm sure I could find them if you give me a ship."
"You want me to just give you a ship, and you go off and find them, easy as that!"
"Yeah. I've taken courses for spying and uncovering information."
"And you can pilot a ship?"
"Yeah. I took classes."
"You don't look that old to me."
"Okay, in reality, I'm only sixteen, but I can do this, I promise!"
"Appearances can be deceiving. Take Palpatine. Did you ever think that he was a sith until he told you."
"How do you know about that?"
"Where I come from, it's common knowledge."
"Give me a ship. Please! I swear I won't kill anyone."
"Fine, I'll give you a ship. If you find anything, you let me know."
"Captain, escort this girl to the hanger bay, and supply her with a ship."
"R... right." the captain was very confused."
"Wait, Vader. If I'm doing this, I need to know how to contact you." she said.
"I'll have my com number programmed into your ship. Happy?"
"Great. See ya. I promise I'll get you what you need."
Jacklin followed the captain to the elevators. They rode in silence until the captain couldn't contain his curiosity any longer.
"You seem to be good friends with Lord Vader."
"No. We just met."
"Oh. I didn't know that he made friends with children."
"A few points, I am not a child and Vader and I are so not friends. We were just working out a business agreement.
"I didn't know that Vader did business with kids."
"There are a lot of things about Vader that you don't know. And I'm not a kid!"
"Then what are you?"
Jacklin thought for a moment, and then smiled when an idea came to her, and she said,
"I'm a secret agent."
The captain was going to comment, but at that moment, they reached the hanger bay.
Jacklin took off as soon as she was shown to her ship.
This is great! I'm here for a purpose, and that purpose is to change the things that shouldn't have to happen. Most of the future is passable, but a few changes need to be made! I need to keep a low profile until I've figured out how to correct these flaws coming up in the future.
But first, she needed to concentrate on the present.
Alright, if Vader is an imperial, and he is an imperial, then he's put a tracking beam on the ship. I better stop at the nearest planet and get it off. I don't want to betray Luke or the Rebellion. And it's not like I'm for the Empire. But I'm sure I can give Vader what he wants without hurting anyone. I can't believe that Vader bought that line about me not knowing where to find the Rebellion! But I better not go there directly. They may be monitoring me.
After jumping into light speed, Jacklin tracked the closest planet.
Ord Mantel. Perfect! According to my calculations, Luke and Han should be there with Chewie. After my little stop at Moleth, I'll go there and meet up with the guys. Now to explore the ship.
The ship, called the Star Streak, was much like a Nabooian cruiser. Bedroom, conservatory, cockpit, everything.
"I can't believe I got a ship like this for free!" Jacklin said. "Oh man, check out the weapons this baby's equipped with! And Jason said that studying Star Wars space ships was a waste of time! Because I did, I can fly this thing like I actually did take classes."
She was about to go back to the cockpit when she saw something on the bed.
"Credits! Just one of these has to be worth a thousand! Vader, you think of everything! Even money! I love you forever! You're my best buddy! Oh man, I'm rich! I've gotta be as rich as Leia! Life is good! Oh yes, life is very good!"
That night, Jacklin arrived at Moleth. It was a smugglers' moon. At only sixteen, she had a good reson to be scared. But being an orphan ever since she was a baby, made her independent and self reliant, so this was easy. Jacklin pulled her hood over her head, and went to work. She bought a belt with a sling a lot like Hans', and she bought a blaster pistol to go with it. She had practiced with guns back at home, and was a great aim. She also decided to spoil herself with two knifes and a thermal detonator.
When she got back to the ship, she made a search, and destroyed anything that would help the Imperials keep track
of her. And then, she took of for Ord Mantel...