The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel
Homage and companion piece to Wendynat's beautiful "And the Stars Be Our Witness." (tf.n fanfiction archive) Additional inspiration and literary debt owed to geo3's powerful "Children of Circumstance", where, among other things, I encountered the game of "tumble-sticks", and to Fernwithy's "A Father's Heart" (tf.n fanfiction archive) for the tale of the magic, Dragon-riding boy.
The GFFA and its personages, not to mention certain snippets of dialogue, are the creation of the master archetype channeler, George Lucas.
When was it that she had so taken him into her heart?
Was it when he had asked her if she was …
"… an angel?"
"You're a funny little boy!"
Was it when the sand storm had blown in, out of nowhere, and he had insisted on sheltering three strangers and a droid in his home?
Or when he had pulled her into his room, to see the one he was building?
Or was it when
"I can help! I can fix anything!"
"There's a big race tomorrow, on Boonta Eve. You could enter my pod. It's almost finished...
Watto doesn't know I've built it. You could make him think it's yours, and you could get him to let me pilot it for you."
"The prize money would more than pay for the parts they need.
We have to help them, Mom...you said that the biggest problem in the universe is no one helps each other..."
You're... a slave?
I am a person! My name is Anakin.