Lady Luck - Smuggler!Padmé full length Post RotS AU (Padmé/Anakin/Barriss)
Disclaimer: It's George's sandbox; I'm simply destroying the sandcastles.
Title: Lady Luck
Genre: Adventure, Romance, Drama
Timeframe: Post RotS AU
Summary: Smuggler!Padmé story. Employed by Bail Organa, with Jedi Master Anakin Skywalker as her reluctant co-pilot, Captain Padmé Naberrie is on a dangerous mission to locate and rescue the Jedi that Emperor Mace Windu has decreed to be a threat...
Notes: Sequel to It's the little things that are worth saving, Smuggler's Price, and Tension. It is not necessary to read these three previous entries - they will be summarized in the introduction. You can read them if you want more information and entertainment.
Jedi Master Mace Windu has defeated Palpatine in the bid to rid the galaxy of the Sith Lord, but at a horrible cost. Succumbing to the very darkness that he'd sworn to defeat, Mace has become a Sith Lord of incredible power, almost unmatched in fighting prowess. Seeing the Jedi as a threat to his new empire, he's given orders to have them hunted down and destroyed as enemies of his new Empire. Instated as the new Emperor, Mace has had the Jedi Temple liquidated, killing all resistance and razing the temple to the ground.
Blue Skies Captain Padmé Naberrie, Smuggler and Rogue, and in the employ of one Senator of Alderaan, Bail Organa, risked her like in an ingenious bid to rescue the youngest of the Younglings before the fall of the Temple. Her mission accomplished, the remaining Jedi Masters, Yoda, Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, have separated the group and taken the children into hiding in an attempt to ensure the survival of the Jedi.
Discovered on a remote asteroid base by Mace Windu's crack troops while attempting to purchase supplies, Anakin Skywalker once again found himself indebted to the Smuggler Captain when she risked her life to ensure his escape. In the attempt to secure the Jedi Master's release, Padmé's co-pilot Typho was killed. In the possession of the last known location of several high ranking Jedi, Padmé struck a bargain with the Jedi Master; In return for his life, she wanted his help. Anakin agreed to become her co-pilot for the duration of the missions.
On their way to Ansion in search of Barriss Offee, Padmé made clear that her intentions were less than honorable. Having discovered that Barriss and Anakin had once had a relationship, she grew jealous and was determined to have the Jedi Master for herself. She threw down the gauntlet of challenge; Anakin would be hers before they were able to locate his once lover and he would come to her...