Story starts on Mustafar Planet where Padme confronts Anakin. Please R&R!!

The ship landed on the dark red planet and its hatch opened, revealing a pregnant woman standing at the entrance.

"Anakin, what's going on? Obi-Wan has told me things about you," said an anxious Padme, running out the ship to meet Anakin.

Anakin cupped her face in his hands and stared into her beautiful brown eyes. "What things, sweetheart? What has he said about me?"

"He told me bad things about you – that you have joined the dark side. Is that true, Ani?" she asked. She searched his eyes, desperately looking for the answer that she wanted.

Anakin sighed, looking away from her eyes. "Padme, there is something that I have found out here that I must tell you but you need to promise me that you won't tell anyone else."

She looked down for a moment, trying to decide. Then she looked back up at him and nodded.

Anakin gave her a small, strained smile. "It's the Jedi – they're planning to take over the - !" Anakin was broken off in mid-sentence when a red lightsaber came out of nowhere, slashing down to his neck. He brought his own lightsaber up just in time to block the hard blow. He looked pass the crossed lightsabers at his opponent.

"Obi-Wan!" he said, shocked.

"You shouldn't have come here, Anakin!" Obi-Wan said in a raised voice, with a terrible expression on his face which softened as he said his next sentence, a little more gently. "You were like my brother, Anakin, but you have found out too much here…..I have to kill you." Then a shadow came over his face. "You should have stayed in Coruscant!"

On the last word, he used the Force and pushed Padme backwards. She fell down and Anakin turned around to her in horror.

"Padme! Are you hurt?"

Padme gazed back at him in horror, pointing to something behind him. "Anakin, becareful!"

Anakin whirled around, swinging his lightsaber up to meet another blow from Obi-Wan. Then another…..and another. Anakin soon realized that Obi-Wan would fight to his death to stop the Jedi secret from getting out.

They sprang apart to either sides of the platform high above the molten lava of this planet. He stared at the wise face of the man who had taught him everything he knew, saddened that they had to kill each other.

He took a deep breath and pulled himself together, knowing that this was no time to dwell on such depressing things. He calmed his mind and he let the Force flow through him to every single part of his body.

They came at each other again, wielding their blades. Anakin let himself to the Force, letting it tell him where Obi-Wan's next blow would be and blocking them as they came. Obi-Wan swung aggressively at him and that was when Anakin felt the Dark side of the Force around Obi-Wan, corrupting him. They carried on fighting, moving away from the ship as they fought.


As they fought, Padme lay on the ground in pain, breathing heavily and holding her stomach while the contractions came more and more often. She blinked away the tears that had gathered in her eyes and wished frantically for Anakin to live.


Anakin ducked as Obi-Wan's blade took a swipe at his neck and he in turn took a swipe at his legs. The blow was thwarted as Obi-Wan jumped up to avoid it. Anakin rolled out of reach, just avoiding Obi-Wan's blade which came slashing down on the table and climbed back up onto his feet, ready to face the attack. He was forced backwards into the control room as Obi-Wan came at him viciously, attacking with relentless strike after relentless strike. Sensing an object blocking his way, Anakin did a back-flip and landed on top of the table. Obi-Wan followed suit. Anakin, who had formed a plan to stop the fight without either of them dying while back-flipping onto the table, dived off the table and onto the control panels, destroying them. A siren began to wail and Anakin suddenly felt the force squeezing at his neck. He looked across the room at Obi-Wan and raised his hands, chocking Obi-Wan as he chocked him. Obi-Wan frowned and he sent a chair flying towards Anakin's head. He was knocked out cold and he dropped to the floor.

Panting, Obi-Wan peered out a window, holding his neck. His eyes widened in alarm as he saw the level of the lava rising. He regarded Anakin's still form for a second, undecided, and then he turned away and made his way back to the ship he had come in.


Padme raised her head from the ground as she heard footsteps, hoping to see Anakin. The walking figure appeared and she felt dread rising in her heart as she saw that it was not Anakin.

Oh please don't let him be dead, she thought desperately.

Obi-Wan paused to look at her before carrying on to the ship. Padme followed him with her eyes and was dismayed when he entered the ship and took off, leaving her and Anakin stranded on the planet. She closed her eyes for a few seconds, resolving to find Anakin and she slowly climbed up, holding her swollen belly. She set off step by step to find Anakin.


Anakin groaned and sat up. He rubbed his raw neck and gradually stood up, feeling a little dizzy. He bent down to retrieve his lightsaber and made his way out of the chamber. Halfway out the corridor, he saw Padme walking towards him and he ran to her.

"Padme!"

"Ani…." She answered weakly, collapsing into his arms.

Anakin kissed her gently on her head.

"Ani…the ship is gone a-and I think the baby is coming."

He closed his eyes, trying not to think of the visions he had been having about her death. He took a deep breath and wiped her tears away.

"There are more ships over there," he said, pointing to the place, "we'll get there if hurry."

"You'd better pick me up then; I don't think I can walk for long."

Anakin nodded and bent to pick her up. She wrapped her arms around his neck and buried her head in the crook of his shoulder.