A/N – I never have, and never will own Star Wars. The song belongs to Evanescence. Please read and review… I am still a wreck, you know, and a couple of reviews would be nice…

Padmé stared out into the dark night on Coruscant, the city lights providing meagre warmth to the cold darkness. She pulled her pale minty green silk stole a bit closer around her shoulders, continually raking the inky darkness, just waiting for her saviour…

Anakin.

She stood there, waiting for what felt like hours, for what actually was only a few minutes. What could she say? Every moment without him was an age. She closed her eyes. My Anakin, she thought softly. Without thinking, she quietly began to sing.

How can you see into my eyes, like open doors?

Leading you down into my core where I've become so numb

Padmé shivered, but not only from the cold. Only recently had she come to realise what she was without him, how low and primitive she felt.

Without a soul, my spirit sleeping somewhere cold

Until you find it there and lead it back home

A sudden gust of icy night air caught her minty green nightdress and pulled it closer to her shins, making her colder than before, and pulled her silk stole closer as she powered into he chorus.

Wake me up inside

Wake me up inside

Call my name and save me from the dark

Bid my blood to run

Before I come undone

Save me from the nothing I've become

She pulled the silk stole around her shoulders in even closer, dreading her senatorial life. She was nothing on her own, without her Anakin. Inside, alone, she was so cold and naïve. Her fear gave her strength to continue.

Now that I know what I'm without

You can't just leave me

Terror tightened its grip like ice around her heart. Rhinnal or Hoth could be mistaken for Tatooine or Ryloth when compared to how cold she felt inside. She wasn't truly alive without Anakin… she simply existed.

Breathe into me and make me real

Bring me to life

The icy evening breeze that whirled felt like a sandstorm from Tatooine as her agony continued, and again she powered into the chorus.

Wake me up inside

Wake me up inside

Call my name and save me from the dark

Bid my blood to run

Before I come undone

Save me from the nothing I've become

Bring me to life

Bring me to life

She could then see him coming; his speeder was approaching her apartment. It was the moment the moment that she had been looking forward to for so long… Anakin was coming home to her embrace. Her heart rate quickened as she anticipated his arrival.

Frozen inside, without your touch, without your love

Darling, only you are the life among the dead

Then it happened so quickly. As he landed, the sudden channels of air made her lose her balance and she only just grabbed the landing platform in time before she plummeted to what would be her certain death. No sooner had she clung to the platform, had her Anakin taken hold of her wrists and was attempting to pull her back up. He then grimaced from the effort, reaching into the force for help, and burst out with a little more of her song.

All of this time, I can't believe I couldn't see

Kept in the dark, but you were there in front of me

In her desperation, Padmé continued.

I've been sleeping a thousand years it seems

I've got to open my eyes to everything!

He noticed her desperation, and tightened his grip as he continued.

Without a thought, without a voice, without a soul

A dark thought then crossed Padmé's mind.

Don't let me die here

Anakin responded with an agonised shout.

There must be something more!

With one last pull, Anakin hauled her back up, and Padmé let out her cry, a few tears beginning to fall.

Bring me to life!

Anakin held her close and held her in his strong embrace, she attempted to set her worries free in the form of her chorus.

Wake me up inside

Wake me up inside

Call my name and save me from the dark

Bid my blood to run

Before I come undone

Save me from the nothing I've become

Bring me to life

As his embrace tightened and more tears fell, for the last time, she repeated her words.

Bring me to life!

As the night wind continued to breeze around them, the ice around her heart began to melt in Anakin's arms. I'll never let you go, Annie. She thought to herself. And despite the fear in her heart, Padmé knew that there was no force in the universe that could untie them, and that there was no place in the universe that she would ever rather be.

THE END