The Secret Lives of Darth Vader

Chapter 1 – A New Job

A/N: Vader doesn't have the suit in this story.

Disclaimer: I don't own SW, if I did I would be living somewhere hot and sunny, relaxing, instead of wet Wales with a cold!!!!!!


Lieutenant Richards walked the corridors of Coruscant's Imperial Navy base; his polished shoes clicking gently on the floor. The Lieutenant looked down his immaculate uniform, checking it for the last time before knocking sharply on the black metal door.

It was the Lieutenant's first day in his new job as Lord Vader's personal assistant. He didn't want to upset his new employer on his first day. He had of course heard all the rumours about Vader's favourite way of disposing of people who unwisely provoked his anger.

The door opened to reveal the Dark Lord of the Sith sitting with two five year old children on his lap. It took all of his years of military training to stop the Lieutenant from gasping in surprise. Instead, Lieutenant Richards spoke, "you called for assistance, My Lord?"

The Lieutenant listened to Vader's deep breathing for a while before the Sith answered. "Lieutenant, take Luke and Leia to the landing pad and take a speeder to their school."

"Of course, My Lord." Lieutenant Richards replied, bowing and leaving with two children following him.

After retreating to the safety of the corridor, the Lieutenant studied the two young children; there was a small boy with sandy blonde hair and sky blue eyes, like Lord Vader, and a little girl with chocolate brown hair and eyes.

They looked up expectantly, "so… you're Luke and you're Leia." He said looking at each of the children in turn.

The two children returned his gaze and nodded, "who are you?" Luke asked, shyly.

"I'm Lieutenant Richards, I work for Lord Vader but you can call me Jim if you like," the Lieutenant replied.

"Lord Vader's our Father," Leia informed him.

"Really? I didn't know he had any children!" Jim exclaimed.

"He doesn't tell many people, it's like he's embarrassed about us or something."

"It's because he cares about your safety, he just doesn't want you to get hurt," a voice behind them said.

Jim turned around to see a beautiful lady who looked a lot like Leia.

"Mummy," the children called.

"Hello twins," she said, then spotted the Lieutenant, "hello, I don't think I've seen you here before."

"Lieutenant Richards, My Lady. This is my first day as Lord Vader's personal assistant," Jim said.

"I'm Padme Amidala, Vader's wife," Padme said.

"Well, Lady Amidala, I better take Luke and Leia to their school," he hesitated, "it is New City Primary, isn't it?"

"Yes," Padme said, laughing, "Goodbye children."

Jim took them up to the landing pad and watched as the twins climbed into the back. He slid into the driver's seat and started the engine. He pulled into the busy traffic lanes and drove to the school.

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