Chapter Seven: Takin' Care of Business
FIVE MONTHS LATER...
Jack was always changing minor things. Like she made sure that Luke stayed at the base the night he was supposed to get attacked by the wampa ice creature, so his face wouldn't get messed up. But the major changes were coming later.
After the battle of Hoth, Jack made sure that she went with the fleet. She didn't want to get stuck in the happenings on Bespin. But she was there waiting for Luke and Leia, in the medical unit when they returned to the fleet. She didn't ask Luke what happened, and how he lost his hand. She already knew. When the others asked her if she wanted to help free Han from carbonite, she said no. There were two reasons for this; One, she was afraid she would mess everything up, and everyone would get killed. And two, it was time to put the rest of her plan into action! After the others had left for Tatooine, Jack went to her room to get the book with the chants. She had hidden it under her bed. She thought really hard about where she wanted to go, and said the chant for traveling. She arrived on Dathomir. It looked just as she had left it twenty years ago. She went straight to Padmes' room.
"Jacklin! I was wondering when you would come!"
"Come on!" Jack touched Padme, and put the traveling spell into action. They arrived at the fleet. They would be attacking the Death Star in ten minutes.
"Where are we?" Padme asked.
"The Rebel fleet."
"Yes your kids are fighting for it."
"Where are they?"
"Leia is on that moon down there. It's called Endor. She's in the midst of a battle right now, so let's not disturb her. And Luke is...on that." Jack pointed at the Death Star.
"Don't worry, Lukes' fine. He's with Anakin. Ani'll make sure he doesn't get hurt. I hope."
"You hope? Oh that's good!" Padme said sarcasticly.
"Don't worry. It's all part of the plan."
"You mean Anikan's in on the plan too?"
"Nope. But you'll be the surprise! Everyone thinks you're dead."
"You mean you never bothered to tell them that I'm alive?"
"It must have slipped my mind. Here, put this on." Jack held out Padmes' white battle outfit. Padme smiled. This was gonna be good!
Sabers clashed, force energy radiating from the throne room on the Death Star. This time Luke had the advantage.
He descended another blow on Vader, this time, cutting off his mechanical right hand. The Emperor was laughing again.
Blast, he was getting so annoying! The Emperor spoke.
"Your hate has made your power full. Now fulfill your destiny, and take your fathers' place at my side!"
Luke looked at his own mechanical hand. The one Vader was responsible for. Then he looked at his Father, he was missing his right hand. Then he realized what he had done.
"Never!" Luke said turning to face the Emperor. "I'll never turn to the Dark Side! You failed your highness. I'm a Jedi. Like my Father before me." Palpatine looked at Luke. A very angry look on his face.
He's mad. Luke thought.
"So be it, Jedi. If you will not be turned, then you will be destroyed!"
I'm in for it now! Was Lukes' last thought before the force lightning hit him, throwing him back against the railing.
Jack touched Padme and said the traveling chant, and they appeared outside the door to the throne room. The guards were no where to be seen. Padme, now dressed in her white battle uniform, leaned next to the door to hear what was going on inside. All she and Jack could hear was endless screaming.
"What is that?" Padme asked. "What is that?"
"Ah, that would be Luke."
Someone was saying something on the other side of the door.
"Anakin! He's not doing anything!" But Jacklin wasn't listening. She closed her eyes, and formed a message to Vader in her mind.
Vader couldn't take it anymore. He was about to pick Palpatine up and throw him down the core of the Death Star, when he heard someone speak to him in his mind;
Use the lightsaber!
Now where did that come from?
But he didn't have time to think about it, Luke was dieing. He called Lukes' saber to his hand, and cut Palpatine in half before he had time to react.
"Jack, what are you doing?" Padme asked. Jack began chanting the healing spell, but first she had to say his name;
"Anikan Skywalker, Lissenen ar' maska'lalaith Vanimle sila tiri, cormamin lindua lle, ed' i'ear ar' elenea n'quel farnuva, oio naa eleanlla alasse!"
Suddenly, Anakin felt different, younger, and more capable of doing things. He took off his mask, he could breath! He looked at his reflection on the mask. He was Anakin again!
Everything was back; his legs, his looks. He took off the rest of the armor. He was wearing his old Jedi outfit.
"Padme, 'tis your qeu." Jack opened the door, and Padme ran in.
"Padme!" They ran into each others' arms just standing there hugging the other not wanting to let go.
"They told me you were dead."
Jack stood in the doorway, watching the happy outcome of her farfetched plan. Tears of joy forming in her eyes. She had done this! She had reunited the entire Skywalker family! Well, not including Leia.
Then she heard Luke groaning. They had forgotten all about their son! What kinda parents were they?
"Hay, guys, I don't want to interrupt your happy reunion, but your kid is groaning in agony on the floor."
Anikan and Padme rushed to where Luke was.
"He's dieing. I acted to late!" Anikan said.
"No one's ever to late! Luke Skywalker, Lissenen ar' maska'lalaith vanimle sila tiri, cormamin lindua lle, ed' i'ear ar' elenea n'quel farnuva, oio naa eleanlla alasse." Luke sat up, completely recovered.
"What happened?" He asked.
"You were dieing, so I said a chant to heal you."
"How did you do that?"
"Remember that time on Hoth? We were having breakfast, and then I yelled 'It worked'? I had traveled back in time and saved your mothers' life, and learned some chants."
"This is my mother?" Luke looked at Padme and hugged her.
"Wait!" Anakin said. "You guys have been friends all this time?"
"Yeah." Luke and Jack said together.
"We're buddies." Jack said.
"How well do you know Leia?"
"We share rooms."
"How well do you know Luke?"
"We lived together for three 1/2 weeks."
"Don't remind me!" Luke said.
"Guys," Jack said. "This place is gonna blow. So I suggest we grab the loot and scoot!"
"Just say the traveling spell." Padme said."
"Right! Everyone hold on to me!"
That night, there was a big celebration on Endor. Everyone excepted Anakin and Padme and Leia was very happy to meet her real mother. Jack watched it all. She had helped do this! She was so proud of herself. Her friends had asked her to stay, and since there was nothing for her to come home to on Earth, she gladly excepted Padmes' invitation to live with them.
Tonight, the galaxy was at peace and the entire Skywalker family was together.
Because of one persons' wish. Jack thought.
All in a wish.
That night, after the celebration, everyone in the Ewok village was asleep. Or so it would seem...
"Will you make me some more pancakes?"