A/N: This is just a little side project. I'm not really sure where I might go with this. The idea kinda just popped into my head and wouldn't go away so I had to write it. For those of you who follow my other story, Back to the future, It is still my main priority. I will update that regularly.
Now onto the story.
Luke Skywalker walked through the halls of the Imperial Academy with his small duffel bag slung over his shoulder and a chip in his hand telling him where he would be bunking. Finally he came to door 666. An ominous number. With a heavy sigh he fed the chip into the door slit and opened the door. However before he could step through the door he was stopped by someone calling his name. He turned around in time to see his friend Biggs Darklighter jog up to catch him.
"Looks like we're bunking together," Biggs told him giving him a cheeky grin.
Luke grinned back at his friend. He had hoped that he wouldn't be bunking with some hard core imperial so he would have a place where he could just be himself. He briefly wondered how Leia was fairing in the ladies wing. "What did you have to do to pull this one off?" Luke asked.
"I sliced into the main computer and fixed it. Now we have a secret spot, ehh buddy," Biggs told him lightly punching him in the shoulder.
"Did you manage to that for my sister, I'd hate for her to suffer through living with a hard core imperial," Luke asked always taking care of his sister and mindful of how she might feel on things.
Biggs leaned against the door frame with his arms crossed. "Nah, Leia can fend for herself," he said.
Luke frowned. "I don't think your being funny," he said.
"Sheesh Luke, don't you think you're being a little over protective, you and Leia are the same age and I know that Shortie can take care of herself without big brother watching over her," Biggs told him.
Luke walked into the room with Biggs following him letting the door close. "You know it's my job to watch out for Leia and my mother. I know that they can take care of themselves, but I'm the man in the family. We don't have my father to look out for us," he told him.
"Look, man, I know your dad died but you've got to get over it, Leia and Mrs. S don't need you to watch out for them, isn't that what your uncle Ben is for," Biggs told him.
Luke ran a hand through his hair and gave his friend a smile. "I guess you're right. Look, I guess we should start to unpack, we might be here for awhile," he said.
"You think the Alliance is going to let it be that way?" Biggs asked.
"All I know is that we need to be careful. We're among the enemy now," Luke told him.
Leia Skywalker walked proudly through the halls. Even with the wolf whistles from the half dressed men lounging in the halls. They acted like barbarians who obviously didn't see a chick that often.
"Where'd you come from pretty lady?" one of the men chanted.
Leia ignored him and continued on. Finally a large and tall one stepped in front of her. "We don't see many of the pretty ones come through here often. Come have some fun with us," he said.
Leia plastered a condescending smile on her face. "I'd rather rot," she told him and moved to brush past him.
Whoever he was grabbed her around the waist and pulled her roughly to him. "And why not? You think your too good for us?" he demanded.
Leia struggled against him. "Let me go!" she demanded.
"You know what, I think I'm going to have some fun," her aggressor told her. The rest of the men in hall crowded her in.
"I'm warning you now!" Leia told them.
"And what are you going to do pretty lady, bite me? Cause I think I'd rather like that," whoever he was said roughly.
"No I might just..." Leia trailed off and was about to force push them out of the way when someone else did sending the guys slammed against the walls. Leia planted her fists on her hips. "Luke Skywalker, I could have handled that by myself!" she snapped.
Luke put his hands down and walked stiffly over to her. "It's my job little sister," he told her.
Leia tapped her foot in agitation. "You are not my body guard! I don't need a body guard!" she snapped.
"I'm your brother! Isn't that enough?!" Luke snapped.
Biggs decided now was the moment to step in. "Look can we continue this when we don't have an audience?" he asked. He stepped over the crumpled bodies and grabbed Leia's arm to bring her to their dorm but Leia shrugged her arm out of his grasp.
"I can walk on my own, thank you very much," she said and stepped over the bodies after giving each one a good kick in the gut before striding past Luke.
"Ah Leia?" Luke called.
"What is it?" Leia demanded.
"You're going the wrong way," Luke pointed out.
Leia stopped and turned to face her brother. Luke pointed in the other direction. "Dorm 666," he pointed out. Leia huffed and walked to her brother's dorm.
Biggs put a hand on Luke's shoulder. "I feel sorry for the poor fellow who ends up with your sister, no offense," he said.
"None taken," Luke said agreeing with his friend.
When Luke walked into his dorm with Biggs they found Leia seated on Luke's bunk with her legs crossed and bobbing her foot. She had her arms crossed and her lips were pursed. Luke knew that she was upset.
"Ah, Leia. We have more pressing matters to go over rather than being upset over a mild incident," Luke told her.
Leia glared at him. "Why do you constantly have to fight my battles for me?!" she demanded.
Luke scratched the back of his head. "Because I'm your brother," he said lamely.
"That's it! Your my brother! Not my father!" Leia yelled at him.
"She's got a point," Biggs pointed out.
"Stay out of this!" both twins chimed.
Biggs put his hands up in defeat. "Fine, I'm just going to sit down at this here console quietly," he said.
"Look Leia, I love you and I just don't want to see you hurt," Luke told her.
"Then let me handle things on my own. Ben trained both of us remember. I don't need you to save me," Leia told him.
"Leia, we need to rely on each other here, we're surrounded by the enemy," Luke pointed out.
Leia sighed. She knew that he was right. She looked away and then back at her brother. "Fine, just promise me that you'll let me handle things my way, if I need you, then you can but in," she said.
"Fair enough," Luke agreed.
"Now can we discuss our plans?" Biggs asked.
Luke and Leia leaned in. "Okay, this is what I've found out so far," Leia began.
Padme busied herself in the rebel alliance kitchen figuring that she needed to do something. She had already completed her tasks for the day. Normally she would spend this time with her children, the only thing that Vader didn't take away from her. But they were on their very first mission for the rebel alliance. And she missed them. And she worried about them. Instinctively her fingers brushed over the japor snippet that Anakin had made for her all those years ago. They were so innocent then. Before Palpatine tainted their world. Anger flashed threw her as she thought of that man- no monster. He took her husband from her. He destroyed everything she held dear and worked so hard for. She wasn't even safe to see her family or to go home. It was rare for her to even speak with them and even when she did it was always short. Because to the world Padme Amidala was dead. No she wasn't Padme Amidala anymore. She had a new name. She went by her middle name now, Eileen. Eileen Skywalker. It was safe. After all there were other Skywalker's out there, Bail had assured her. And Anakin never knew her middle name, they never talked about it. For now she was safe. Padme slammed the dishes into the sink and began scrubbing them vigorously. She hated that her babies were in the hands of the empire right now. She hated the fact that they were close to Vader. Would he come to realize who they were? She became worried again.
"You're going to scrub a rust hole in that pan."
Padme whirled around at hearing Obi-Wan's voice behind her. "This whole mission was your idea! What if Vader catches them?" She demanded.
"He wont," Obi-Wan told her. "He's on bored the command ship of the imperial fleet, far away from the academy," he assured her.
"I can't think of what would happen if Luke and Leia found out the truth," Padme told him.
"We have already told them the truth. Anakin is dead. He died when he became Darth Vader. What we have told Luke and Leia is the truth from a certain point of view," Obi-Wan told her sadly.
"I miss him Obi-Wan. I will always love him," she told him and then frowned in anger. "But I can't forgive him. Not for what he's done!" she told him.
Obi-Wan hung his head. He like Padme had some hope for Anakin's return, but both knew that it wouldn't happen. "I know," he said. "Anakin was my brother, the best of friends, but when I think of what he had done...I sometimes wonder if it were my fault," he said at last.
"It was nobodies fault but his. He chose to listen to that monster instead of us who loved him. He chose to kill! He chose his fate," Padme said bitterly holding back her tears. Anakin's betrayal will never stop hurting.
"You must let go of your anger Padme, for Luke and Leia's sake. You have no idea how dangerous anger can be," Obi-Wan told her.
"I know exactly how dangerous anger can be Obi-Wan. Don't patronize me," she told him.
"I was angry too Padme. But I refuse to let it consume me," Obi-Wan told her.
"Why do you think I keep fighting? I have to keep doing something. I just can't sit and wait for Anakin to come back. We're on opposite sides now and I'm not going down without a fight," Padme told him.
Darth Vader was the most feared being in the galaxy. He wore nothing but black and kept his face hidden from the public view. The only people who ever saw his face were the ones who would die. There were many who speculated who Darth Vader was. But none really knew. The jedi knew, well the few that were still around. The emperor knew. But that was it. That was how it was going to stay.
Vader marched along the bridge of the star destroyer Executor and up to Admiral Piett. "How much longer until we reach Coruscant?" he demanded.
"Three hours My Lord," Piett told him.
"Make it sooner. Boost all the engines if you have to, I want to be at Coruscant in an hour," Vader demanded before leaving the bridge.
"Leia look!" Luke called from his position at the console screen.
"What is it?" Leia asked getting up from Luke's bed where she rested writing in her datapad.
"It's father!" Luke told her.
"Daddy!" Leia called rushing over to the console screen where the military records of Anakin Skywalker were displayed as well as a picture.
"He was a hero Leia," Luke whispered.
Leia smiled faintly. "No wonder Mom was so in love with him," she said.
An idea struck Luke. "I wonder if the jedi temple is still standing," he mused.
"Probably not," Leia told him.
"You're probably wrong," Luke told her and then pulled up the directions. "Wanna go see?" he asked.
"We would get into so much trouble," Leia told him.
Luke grinned at her. "Well We're on Coruscant, why not, it's not like we'll get another chance like this again," he pointed out.
"You know I'm in," Leia told him.