This is how it feels to be Anakin Skywalker...

When learning the truth…


You walk in to find you mentor, looking weak, backed up against the wall. You don't know what to do. You want to save him, but your instincts tell you not to. Why?

You think of all the times that he has been there for you. Offering a kind smile there, a place to express your feelings. Why?

The Force graciously answers you question. Just watch…

And you do. You see yourself march up the Jedi Temple, killing all in your wake. You see a lava filled planet, battling your brother. You see many things that could be, and make your decision.

You take out your lightsaber, and kill the body. You don't care.


That was how it felt to be Anakin Skywalker…

When learning the truth...


This is how it feels to be Anakin Skywalker…

When the truth hits you…


You collapse on the floor, exhausted. What have I done? You find yourself asking.

The person says that you are fulfilling you destiny. But you don't want to hear it.

I killed an innocent man…

Someone calls your name, but the world goes dark, when that statement engraves itself into your brain.


That was how it felt to be Anakin Skywalker…

When the truth hits you…


This is how it feels to be Anakin Skywalker…

When the darkness speaks…


Someone calls you name, but it's different from the one before.

Who? You call out.

The voice says it's a friend, from long ago.

Realization dawns on you. Qui-Gon…

Qui-Gon acknowledges the truth.

I… I killed an innocent man…

Qui-Gon says that killing Palpatine was not killing an innocent man.

And the truth dawns on you.

Qui-Gon says that he changed his destiny by listening to the Force. And tells you to wake up. Your friends are waiting…


That was how it felt to be Anakin Skywalker…

When the darkness spoke…


This is how it feels to be Anakin Skywalker…

When you wake up…


You find that Qui-Gon spoke the truth. Your brother is next to you, eyes filled with worry. And your wife, beautiful as ever, holding your hand, eyes matching your brothers.

When the two see that you are awake, the grin. Your brother makes a dry comment…Obi-Wan…

Your wife kisses you, pride glowing from her presence.

They speak words of praises, and you shush them, not wanting to hear. Your just glad it's over.


That was how it felt to be Anakin Skywalker…

When waking up…


This is how it feels to be Anakin Skywalker…

Right now…


It's been years since you woke up. You have twins, and a goddaughter. Your wife may become the Chancellor, a job she's always wanted…

Your brother is as happy as ever, despite the loss he's had…

You are about to pick a Padawan, and you feel content.

Happy.

And a feeling you haven't felt since ten years before….


This is how it feels to be Anakin Skywalker…

Right now…