Author's Note: I don't own Star Wars. This story is primarily from Anakin's POV and has original characters and settings from my AU stories.
A helpful character list: "Ben" Kenobi (Obi-Wan's future clone), Lady Thrice (Ben's future wife), Jinn Kenobi (Ben's future son), Kiya Kenobi (Ben's future daughter), Warren Starling (Ben's son-in-law, married to Kiya Kenobi).
I hope this character list is useful and I'll be sure to make note if more turn up. Thanks.
Location: space station, Nimbus-9
"Padawan, don't touch anything," scolded Obi-Wan.
Anakin pressed his lips and defensively replied, "I wasn't touching anything, Master."
"Well, see that it remains that way, Anakin. This is a rather pricey establishment and I rather not pay for any mishaps," said the Jedi Master.
Anakin moved about the store and fingered what looked like a crystal ball and examined several strange dry herbs and creatures hanging around the walls. It looked like one of those spiritual teashops at a specialty district on Corusant. Anakin had no idea what Obi-Wan wanted in a place like this, but obviously he wanted it pretty bad in order to look for it here. He never even heard of space station Nimbus-9 until today. He just hoped they weren't here to actually buy tea or he would have asked to wait in the ship.
"Master, what are we looking for again?"
"An ancient scroll for Master Yoda. We are retrieving it for him as a favor."
The Padawan walked towards a bunch of dusty old shelves and lifted some papers and said absently, "Oh, well what kind of scroll is it? Is it about something boring like history or something?"
Obi-Wan rolled his eyes as he waited patiently for the storeowner to return with something from the back. The homely looking lizard-like being mention something about contacting an expert. Force only knew how long that would take. Though, Obi-Wan disliked his Padawan's disregard for antiques and said, "No, Ani. It is not some boring old history scroll, it's actually supposed to be some sort of spell. Something to do with foretelling the future."
"Foretelling? Sounds creepy," smiled Anakin. "I though Master Yoda was all-powerful. I thought he didn't need scrolls to read the future, just his Jedi training."
The Master smiled back and replied, "No, Ani. Master Yoda may be very old, but he is no fortuneteller. Though, I thought you'd be interested in such things since you are supposed to be the Chose One and all that."
The young man turned to face his mentor and said, "Yeah, but I doubt I'll learn anything about the future here. This place looks like it's stuck in the past."
"We shall see, Padawan."
Suddenly, the backdoor was thrown open and in returned the lizard-like man dressed in what looked like a pink dress. Excitedly, he opened a tube and pulled out an old looking parchment and unraveled it over a display case. With a clawed finger he pointed to some strange looking words on the parchment that looked like a strange star shaped design in a circle.
"Here! Look Jedi, this is the scroll. This is the scroll of Blue Flower Society."
Anakin frowned and stood next to his Master to look at the old scroll and said, "Blue Flower? Sounds more like a gardening club, not a scroll about fortune telling. Are you sure you've got the write one?"
The lizard man flicked out his tongue in offense. "Hush, boy! What do you know about anything? This scroll is about foretelling the future. It just so happens to be made by a group of beings that call themselves the Blue Flower Society. They are a bunch of humanoid beings with strange red color eyes and really big brains. They are so smart they were said to actually have been able to time travel for real."
Obi-Wan scuffed, "No one can time travel, sir."
The lizard man shook his long muzzle and said, "No, Jedi. It's true. It is said that if you read the words in the scroll out loud in a scared place then a window will open in any body of water and into the future you go."
The young Jedi laughed. "Sounds like a fairytale. Though, if it is so easy to time travel then why hasn't anyone done it before?"
"That's because nobody has been able to find a place that works, Mr. Smarty-Pants," replied the lizard. He then turned to Obi-Wan and held out his clawed hand. "Well, that will be 2,000 credits, Mr. Jedi."
"2,000! What? That's highway robbery," complained Obi-Wan. "I'll give you a 1,000 and no more."
The lizard growled and flicked his tongue out from side to side and said, "No. No, bargaining. It's 2,000 credits and that is final. And don't even think about pulling any Jedi magic on me. I am a smart man, Mr. Jedi."
"Force! You are impossible. Fine, very well. You may have your 2,000 credits." Obi-Wan reached inside his robes and pulled out a data-pad and began to transfer the money to the storeowner sourly. He then picked up the scroll and put it back into its case and grabbed Anakin by the arm.
"Come on, Ani. Let's get out of here."
Location: Jedi Temple
Obi-Wan and Anakin approached Master Yoda in the room of fountains and presented him the scroll into his small green paw. The little Master smiled happily at the two and instructed them to sit. The two bowed to the Grand Master and did what they were told and watched as he unrolled the parchment onto the stone floor.
Both Master and Padawan leaned forward and glanced again at the strange drawings and symbols with deep curiosity. Master Yoda hummed and nodded occasionally and finally he looked up at the pair and said, "The scroll I have looked for a very long time. Done well you have Master Kenobi and Padawan Skywalker."
Obi-Wan replied, "Thank you, Master, but is this truly a manuscript to time travel? I heard from the establishment's owner that the words on the scroll can transport a being into the future when spoken in a sacred place."
Yoda nodded his head. "Yes, know this I do. A legend it is. Truth, I do not know. However, the Blue Flower were knowledgeable about the ways of the Force. Interesting their teachings were."
"Can you read it, Master?" asked Anakin. "Maybe the scroll will work here. The Temple is considered a scared place, right?"
"Yes indeed, young Skywalker. Read, I will," answered Yoda delightedly and in a weird language the little Master began to read the scroll out loud. And suddenly, a strange silence overtook the room completely. The normal sounds of flowing water were abruptly muffled by the strange words. They seemed to echo out into ever corner of the space until unexpected the swallow pool behind the small Master began to glow a mystical blue light that shot out like a moonbeam.
Startled, the two men rose and stepped away until Master Yoda ended his reading and stood up too to look at the sparkling pool of water. Memorized, the three came forward to gaze at the portal and they saw that the surface was undulated and unclear, but gradually it cleared and in it they saw a vision of the future.
In the pool, they saw an older looking Anakin stalk down the corridors of the Temple in the night with his lightsaber draw with a red glow. They saw him stare at a group of younglings mercilessly with eyes filled with yellow hate and then violently he began to slay the children one by one as the world suddenly became consumed with flame.
Shocked, Anakin cried, "That can't be me! I would never do that. It has to be some kind of mistake."
However, once again the pool began to distort with waves and suddenly an image of a pregnant Padme stood in front of a dark looking Anakin while wordlessly pleading for him to stop, but instead he saw an older looking Obi-Wan standing before them on a ship's tramp. The dark-Anakin then Force-choked the poor Padme and dropped her to the ground like a dead weight.
"No! This can't be the future!" cried Anakin in distress. He would never in a million years hurt his Angel Padme. The vision of the future had to be false. Angered, he marched away form the water's edge and went to pick up a stone to throw into the pool, but Obi-Wan quickly halted his hand to stop him. However, Anakin wouldn't let go of the rock and the tried to break free.
"Obi-Wan, no! This can't be the future. It has to be a mistake!"
"No! It's not real!"
Yet, just as the Padawan broke away from his Master, he lost his footing and fell into the pool in a splash. The water somehow rose high all around him and began to swallow him up like an amoeba or the blob. Anakin screamed for help as it engulfed him and instantly he in blinding bust of light he broke through the surface and gasped for breath. Coughing, he dragged himself out of the water and rolled over onto his back onto the ground exhausted.
His chest heaved up and down as he panted and his clothes and hair were soaked and wet. Slowly, he got up and looked around and noticed he was some place else. It looked like some kind of garden, but one he had never seen before in his life. The pool and garden were housed inside a big solarium and outside, Anakin could see that it was the night.
"Where the heck am I?"
Then, somewhere in the darkness, Anakin heard the sounds of footsteps and he quickly got up and hid behind one of the big flowering plants and waited. In the dim he saw a woman came running by the pool and giggle happily as she glanced behind her.
"Come on, slow poke. You can't catch me!"
"We'll see about that, you minx," called a man that emerged from a doorway and much to Anakin's surprise he saw that the man was Obi-Wan.
"Oh my god!" he whispered out loud as he saw his mentor chase after the woman like a big kid and grabbed her around her waist. The woman gave out a squeal and stumbled into the pool.
"Oh! Look what you made me do. Now my feet are all wet."
"You have lovely feet."
The woman laughed and bent down to gather a handful of water and began to slash water into the Master Jedi's face.
"Oh, you devil! Now this means war."
Anakin watched amazed at Obi-Wan also bent down and began to slash the woman back. They circled around each other as they laughed and played like a pair of younglings that Anakin was beginning to think he made a mistake thinking he was his mentor. It was starting to look like he stumbled onto a late night romance. Though, unexpectedly the man picked the woman up from behind and spun her around that she cried, "No! Obi-Wan, stop! Ben, please."
"I think not, Milady. I've got you now and there is no escape."
The woman giggled, but before things could go any farther Anakin stepped out form his hiding place and called, "Obi-Wan?"
The pair paused and carefully the man put down the woman and pushed her behind him protectively. In a strong voice he asked, "Who are you? What are you doing in here?"
The Padawan approached the two cautiously and answered, "It's me, Anakin."
"Anakin?…that cannot be," stated the Master perplexed. He took a step forward and commanded to the computer, "Solarium systems, lights on" and in a flash the artificial torches began to light and all was revealed.
In an instant, Anakin saw that the man standing before him was indeed his mentor, Master Obi-Wan, but the woman he didn't recognize. She was fair and had dark hair, but he saw she wasn't a Jedi. He couldn't place her anywhere. However, when he caught his Master's gaze he saw that Obi-Wan was looking at him like he was a ghost.
Wide-eyed and speechless, Obi-Wan stepped forward with an outstretched and placed it solidly onto his shoulder. Shocked, he gasped and looked like he was about to cry.
"Force, is it really you? Is it you, Anakin?"
"Yes, Master. Who else would it be? What's wrong with you?"
"By the gods," he said and in the blink of an eye, Obi-Wan embraced Anakin in a tight hug. "Oh gods, it is you, Ani. It's really you, but—but how can this be?"
The Jedi Master pulled back and narrowed his brow. "You're not a clone or something are you? You aren't going to try and kill me?"
Anakin made a face. "What are you talking about?"
Obi-Wan then stepped back and cleared his throat. "Oh, never mind. Well, this is very odd." He then turned around and stared at the woman. "This isn't your doing is it? This isn't some sort of gift from your blasted father?"
The beauty shook her head. "No, but then I've no idea who this man is. Aren't you going to introduce me?"
"Ah, yes. Well, Milady this is apparently my former Padawan, Anakin Skywalker. Anakin, this is my wife, Lady Thrice Kenobi."
"Wife!" shouted the young Jedi. "Since when did you have a wife? This doesn't make any sense."
However, the beauty ignored Anakin outburst and pulled at Obi-Wan's sleeve. "Darling, I think its time to get out of the pool. This is starting to look like a long story."
Obediently, Obi-Wan obeyed. "Yes, dear."
The Jedi Master then took Anakin by the arm and led him to sit down on a stone bench within the solarium and they all sat down. Obi-Wan rubbed his beard thoughtfully and regarded the young man critically. He couldn't remember seeing Anakin look so young. He seemed to be in his late teens, perhaps 18 or 19 years old, sometime before the Clone Wars. It was very odd.
"Please, explain yourself. How did you get here? What is the last thing you remember?"
The Padawan sighed heavily and tried to ignore the dampness of his robes and replied, "I was at the Temple with you and Master Yoda. We just got back from Nimbus-9 and got an old scroll from some merchant to give to him. It was supposed to be about time travel and some how I think the scroll worked and sent me here."
Obi-Wan paused for a beat and narrowed his brow. "Padawan, how did you get here with a scroll?"
"The scroll is supposed to work when the words are spoken in a sacred place and we were in the chamber of fountains. Yoda read it and then a pool of water began to glow, but something happened and I fell in and that's how I got here. Now, can you tell me where we are and why you're married?"
The Jedi Master leaned back and pondered Anakin's explanation thoughtfully, but Thrice noticed his impatience and simply replied, "Well, there is no great mystery, you are at the New Jedi Temple and we are married because he asked me."
The beauty then moved to sit uncomfortably close to the young Jedi and gave him a sly grin and asked, "Now, tell me, how do you know Obi-Wan?"
Anakin diverted his gaze nervously and said, "Obi-Wan is my Master. I am his apprentice. But, when did Obi-Wan ask you to marry him?"
"Oh, that was a long time ago, almost 60 years. It was after we defeated the Sith Lord."
"What? What Sith Lord? I thought Obi-Wan killed that Sith back when I was 9."
"Milady!" shouted the Jedi Master. "Please, be silent. I think Anakin here is displaced. He is not in his proper time and place. It is imperative that we return him to his own universe as soon as possible."
"Yeah, but how?" asked the Padawan.