Hey all! This is my new story, Legacies Die Hard it's actully being co-written with my friend, toocissy4yew (author of Seeds of the Rebellion, and its sequel, Space is Cold). We had been seeing a lot of stories about time travel pop up, but mostly where Luke travels back to see Anakin before he becomeS Darth Vader, like Revenge of the Sith time. Well, we thought it would be cool to see how it would play out if Anakin traveled to Luke's time, like in A New Hope. But it won't be easy as we see some tension between father and son. And how will Anakin's time travel save him from his terrible fate? Or better yet, will he ever be able to get back to his own time? And can he save Padme and his relationship with his son? This is a new kind of writing for me (I mostly go with Luke stories, not really Anakin), so please tell us what you think by reading and reviewing!
And now for...
CHAPTER 1: REVERBERATION
As Anakin paced through the hallways of the Jedi Temple, his irritation level soared. How could you be on the Council but not be a Master? It was infuriating!
"Argh!" he slammed his hand into the wall and the sound reverberated. He closed his eyes and leaned into the wall and stood there for a few minutes. Just pull yourself together, Anakin. Maybe the Chancellor can knock some sense into them, he thought calmly, I mean, I'm on the Council. I should be happy, right? No! I need to be a Master, he thought furiously. He slammed the wall again with a tight fist and the sound waves rang out around his head as he turned around to find himself in a very different surrounding; definitely not the Jedi Temple.
His eyes went wide as saw an array of flashing buttons in front of his face.
"Hey! No stowaways! Either fork over the dough, or get out!" Anakin turned to see a man no older than himself standing in the doorway, his thumb jerked towards the exit. He strode over to him, "Are you with the Kid? Because I was under the impression of only taking one whiny brat and an old geezer on this excursion. And I am not giving away any free rides."
He gave Anakin a hard look before slowly backing out of the room, his eyes never leaving Anakin's.
"Luke! You better get in here! Bring you wise old wizard too!" he shouted into the hallway.
Anakin heard footsteps and then appeared a man of great age next to the younger man. Anakin did a double take, who was that?
Obi-Wan looked at Anakin, shock filling his body. He gravely walked over to him and reached out his hand and slightly touched Anakin's robe. "I don't believe it." He breathed.
"What's up Han?" Luke Skywalker walked into the room and glared at Han, not even noticing the new arrival.
"Just one question Kid," Han leaned against the wall and folded his arms across his chest, "Who's that?"
"Who's who-" Luke stopped as he got a full look at Anakin. Anakin looked up from the ground and gasped with Luke at the same time. Luke walked over and stood in front of Anakin, it was like a mirror image; even Han looked interested.
The two stared at each other. Anakin ran through a mental list in his head, same hair, same hands, same build, and those eyes…their mine. Luke could only stand, dumbfounded.
"Wow. Aren't you two cute as a button," Han said sarcastically as he slipped into the pilot's seat, "I'm assuming he's with you, because no way can he look that much like you and not be related. Let's fire up the engines, Chewie! Oh, and Luke, I'll be needing some more credits for the extra cargo." There was a loud roar and the ship was off into the air.
Luke stole one last glance at the strange man before starting to walk out of the room. Obi-Wan strapped himself in, watching the show go on in front of him.
Anakin sat down on the floor, looking up at Luke. "Luke? Your name is Luke?" Luke stopped in the doorway never turning, "Yes it is. And may I ask what yours is?"
"Anakin. My name is Anakin." Luke's head flashed around and stared at Anakin, his eyes bright. He looked from Anakin to Obi-Wan before he stalked out of the room.
"Kid! We've got company!" Han shouted through an intercom and Luke came rushing in and sat down beside Obi-Wan, Anakin too was in a seat, looking curiously at C-3PO and R2-D2, never saying a word. He stole a look at Luke who acted as if he wasn't there.
"What's that button do," Luke pointed to a flashing red button on the dashboard, "Shouldn't you do something? They're gaining on us!"
"Getting into hyperspace isn't like dusting crops boy! It's got to be precisely at the right moment! I'll get us out of here, just sit back and shut the hell up!" Han gripped the steering devices, his knuckles turning white.
Anakin's hands itched to control the ship and he could tell Luke was feeling the same. Suddenly the ship shook as it was pelted with shots from Imperial blasts. Han was not doing to well of a job of getting them out of it, whatever it was, which Anakin had no idea of. He did know however that Han needed his help. He unbuckled his seat belt and slid up to the co-pilot seat.
"What the hell are you doing?!" Han yelled at Anakin.
"I'm helping you before you get us all killed!" Anakin yelled back. Luke looked bewildered, he had just been about to say the same thing. He looked at Ben and whispered harshly, "Who is he? You know him. Tell me."
"Luke, stay calm. Anger leads to hate, hate leads to fear, and fear-" he started to say.
"And fear leads to the dark side. I got it Ben, but just tell me who he is!" it didn't matter how loud he said it; Anakin was too immersed in the on-going race to hyperspace to hear him.
"Who are we running from?" Anakin yelled over his shoulder.
"Who else? The Empire!" Han shouted at him, "Where have you been for the last 20 years?!"
The Empire? Why does that sound so familiar, Anakin thought as he forcefully pushed the button that sent them into hyper speed.
Han leaned back, "I think I got em'"
Anakin only sat back also, massaging his weak hands. He knew he would never get the stubborn man to admit he had helped.
Ben stood up, "Anakin, could I speak to you for a moment?"
Anakin nodded and followed Ben to the back room, Luke's cold eyes following them out.
"Sit down Anakin." Ben motioned to a seat next to him.
Anakin slowly sat down, "You know who I am, don't you?" Anakin looked warily at the old man.
"Yes, I do, Anakin. But do you know who I am?"
"No." came the stout reply.
"Use your feelings, Anakin. A Jedi can always feel the Force flowing through him all the time. Use it, embrace it, be it."
Anakin sat up from his slouched position, "Master…?"
"Hello my young Padawan." Ben smiled at Anakin.
"No. I'm the young Padawan. And for the last time. Who. Are. You." Luke walked in from the open doorway.
"Anakin…" Ben's voice was halting.
Anakin stood up and puffed out his chest, "I'm Anakin Skywalker, member of the Jedi Council, and no, I am the young Padadwan. Now, who are you?"
Luke looked at Ben, "Is this some kind of sick joke? Some type of training technique? Because I don't get it," he glared at Anakin, "You can't be Anakin Skywalker because I'm Luke Skywalker and Anakin Skywalker is-"
"Luke, don't!" Ben stood up, his hand outstretched to Luke.
"Anakin Skywalker is my father! A great pilot and Jedi! Certainly not you!" Luke finished with triumph.
Ben made a grunting sound and slapped his hand to his forehead.
"Father? Since when? Last time I left Padme she was only 3 months-" Anakin looked at Ben, as if just noticing how old he is.
"Obi-Wan, where am I? What aren't you telling me?"
"Yeah, Ben, tell him where he is." Luke mocked; the anger clear in his voice.
"Luke, your temper-"
"Master! My temper! Tell me where I am!" Anakin shouted.
"You're on the Millennium Falcon and we're on our way to deliver a message to the Princess Leia Organa on how to defeat the Empire! And it's exactly 19 years after my father, Anakin Skywalker, was betrayed and murdered by Darth Vader!" Luke threw his hands in the air.
Anakin stumbled back, "Killed? I was killed? If you're my…son, Master?" Anakin stood up, his blue eyes bright with fear, "Master, where is Padme? Is she alright?"
"Anakin, Luke, I think we all need to sit down and talk. We have a while before we come to Alderaan."