POV: Anakin Skywalker
We arrived at our next destination after a few hours. I had no idea where we were, but the place was full of trees and flowers. "Where are we?"
Le'ned turned to me and smiled. "Felucia."
She stood from the pilot's seat once she'd landed the ship. She grabbed my hand and walked me into the back of the ship where Ral'rai was sleeping. It had taken an hour to get her to go back to sleep while Le'ned was flying. I was terrible at parenting…
Le'ned picked her up and held her against her chest, still holding me hand. "We're going to be safe here. Those fiends will never find you, my love."
"Who were they?"
"The girl wants you to believe that she's your friend. She's an assassin. The man, he is a tracker. He's helping her find you. That is why we had to leave immediately. If she began to realize where you were, she'd find you and kill you. I love you too much to allow that, Novus'tak."
I smiled and stroked her headtails with my free hand. "Thank you."
"You're very welcome, my love. Now, I am going to take you to my secret home. You may not leave the room that I place you in. Do you understand me?"
"Why can't I?"
"The others who live with us are very… protective of me. They might think you'll hurt me. I want you to remain safe, so staying in your room is the only way to make that possible."
I sighed and nodded. "What about you? Where will you be?"
"I'll come for you when I can, Novus'tak."
She led me out of the ship and there stood a large building. It looked huge, big enough for a whole city of people to fit into. My mouth hung open for a minute before I heard Le'ned laugh. "Come on, darling."
We walked inside, staying close to nearby walls. She would glance around the corner every now and then, watching for someone. I was curious as to who she was actually looking for.
She pulled me around one more corner and there was a door. She glanced around one more time before pulling me into the room. It was pretty plain. There was a bed, a small table, and a refresher. I liked it.
"Here you are, my darling. Now, remember, I want you to stay here so you're safe. Don't come out unless I tell you to. I'll always bring food to you. Also, remember that when you have dreams, you are to tell me everything. Only me."
She smiled, turning around to leave. I grabbed her hand. "When will you be back?"
"I promise I will return soon, my dear."
I nodded and slowly released her hand. She took Ral'rai with her out of my room. I glanced around the room, seeing a small window on the far end of the room. I cautiously walked over to it and peered out. The light outside was dimming into darkness.
I sighed and ran a hand through my hair. I walked away from the window and towards my bed. I relaxed into a sitting position, legs hanging over the side, for a few minutes. I thought about the Togruta girl, wondering what she might want from us. I wondered why she kept calling me Anakin.
I shrugged and sighed again, falling backwards onto the bed. I closed my eyes and put my hands on my stomach, drifting off into sleep.
An orange swirl led me into my dreams, or so I'd thought. I'd never seen this before. I entered the dream, opening my eyes. I saw the girl again, smiling warmly at me.
"What are you doing here again?" I asked.
She inched closer to me, holding her hand out. I looked at it and backed away. My eyes didn't leave her hand until she stopped moving towards me. I looked up to see the smile replaced by a frown.
I sighed quietly, walking closer to her. I was extremely cautious though, not knowing what she would be capable of inside of my own dream. I slowly took her hand in mine and stared into her eyes.
"Tell me about yourself," she whispered.
"My… my name is Novus'tak. I'm from Ryloth."
Her eyes widened slightly, but she nodded. "Novus'tak."
"Yes. What about you?"
"I'm Ahsoka. I'm from Shili. Ana – Novus'tak, there's something I need to tell you."
I stared at her, growing curious. She smiled weakly before staring down at the floor. Her grip on my hand tightened and tears began to run down her face. "What's wrong?"
I put my other hand beneath her chin and pulled her face up to look at me. She smiled, closing her eyes. "Can you promise me that you won't get upset with me?"
I stared, confused, but nodded slowly. "Le'ned Lorcta isn't anything she's claiming to be. She's lying to you. You're Anakin Skywalker, a Jedi Knight. You were my Master."
My jaw dropped. "What?"
She pulled a handle from her belt and ignited an emerald beam from inside of it. "This is a lightsaber. You had one just like it."
"Where is mine?"
"I have it. You… dropped it in an alleyway."
"I did?" I sighed, frustrated. "Why can't I remember any of this?"
She put her hands against my chest and smiled. "It's not your fault that you can't remember anything. It's Le'ned. She's taken all of your memories away. She's lying to you like she has to other men who… regardless, she's using you."
"Other men who what?"
"I'd rather not –"
She sighed and began to rub my chest slowly. "Anakin, you fell from a landing deck. It was… a great distance. You were paralyzed by Palpatine. We searched for you for six weeks and we couldn't find you. She wipes the memories from men who are drunk or… half-alive."
"Six weeks?" I yelled. "I've been like this for six weeks? I've only been awake for almost two days!"
"Anakin," she whispered quickly. "Anakin, calm down, please."
I cried out in pain as my head began to throb. My hands flew up, holding my head between them. I felt Ahsoka's hands grab my arms, but the pain wouldn't stop.
My eyes snapped open and I gasped. What had just happened?
POV: Ahsoka Tano
My eyes snapped open. I held my stomach for a moment, breathing in and out heavily. I wonder if I'd pushed him too far. That could have caused a lot of stress on his mind. Oh, Anakin…
I got out of my small room on the ship that Obi-Wan had borrowed. We were now on our way to Felucia. I put my hands to my stomach as I walked to the bridge where Obi-Wan was probably controlling the ship.
I walked through a door and there he sat. We'd been on the ship for almost an hour and he hadn't had a chance to get any rest since.
I sighed and walked closer to him. I put a hand on his shoulder and whispered, "Obi-Wan, go get some rest. I'll take over for a while, okay?"
"You look drained," he sighed. "Are you feeling all right?"
"I think I hurt Anakin. I was able to get into his dream again."
"What did you say?"
I paused, biting my lip and rubbing my arm. I shifted my weight onto my other foot as he began to stroke his beard. "Oh, that's not good."
"He thinks his name is Novus'tak and that he's from Ryloth. Obi-Wan, she completely messed up his memories!"
He spun the chair around and stood up, putting a hand on my shoulder. "He'll be okay. What happened after you told him?"
"He cried out and grabbed his head. He sounded like he was in a lot of pain. I wish I could have been there to really comfort him. There's not much I can do inside of a dream because the real him doesn't feel it."
"Try to take things slower now. If he's in pain from… what exactly did you tell him?"
"Go rest. I'll tell you later. If I keep talking to you, you'll never leave," I laughed.
He half smiled and nodded. "Fine. Have it your way. I have no idea how Anakin puts up with you. I'll see you in a bit."
I smiled at him as he walked passed me. I sat down in his seat and glanced out the viewing screen. "Oh, and Ahsoka?"
I turned the chair around to look at him, raising my eye markings. "Yes?"
"Do try to keep the ship from crashing. You learned from Anakin after all."
I smiled wider and nodded. "I'll keep us in the air."
He nodded and walked out the door, off of the bridge. I turned back to the viewing screen and sighed. I rested my elbow on the control panel and put my forehead in my palm.
I wished that I'd been more careful about the things I chose to tell Anakin. I was still a little shocked at the name he'd been given and his origins. I wonder what else she had lied to him about.
If just a few things like telling him what had happened to him hurt, how could I tell him that I was having his child? I placed a hand on my stomach, whispering, "Oh, baby, I know we can make it through this. We're going to get your Daddy back soon, I promise. I just hope he doesn't get upset when he finds out about you…"
I sat there for a few hours, just relaxing while staring at the swirls of hyperspace around me. I sighed, wishing that Anakin was here. He'd always be with me when we jumped into hyperspace. I kept thinking back to the last time I saw him… well, him. The part of him that actually knew who I was and loved me. That had been almost two months ago.
"Ahsoka!" he screamed.
I turned around, slightly afraid at how he sounded. My eyes were widened as I watched him charge across the platform, heading directly toward me. I was only able to take a few steps before his arms wrapped tightly around my body. His body shook against mine as he'd sobbed. I couldn't believe how sad he had been. It affected me, making me feel the same. I had run my hands through his hair, trying to comfort him. He must have been nervous…
"You're all I've ever wanted. You're everything to me, Ahsoka. I can't live without you. I love you so much. I love you more than anything in the galaxy."
After he'd said those words, I began to cry. He looked at me and placed his hands on either side of my face, leaning in to kiss me very deeply and passionately. He made it feel like that was the last time we were ever going to kiss each other again. The amount of emotion he and I put into the kiss took my breath away. My eyes had closed as I embraced his lips.
I opened my eyes as he began to pull away from me. "I love you, Ahsoka Tano."
Tears ran down my face, faster. I whispered, "I love you, Anakin. Please, be careful."
His arms tightened around me as he leaned in to kiss my forehead. "Stay safe until I call for you, okay? I know I keep telling you this, but I love you. I'm going to miss you every second that I'm away."
I couldn't believe that that was the last time he'd been with me. I felt extremely loved when he'd told me how much I meant to him. I could tell that he meant each word. That's what made the moment even more memorable. The rain and his words were beautiful. It had killed me to see the lightning crash against his chest and send him off of the platform.
Obi-Wan and I had barely escaped with our lives…
That's when we went into hiding. I needed Anakin and I needed him back soon… the real him.