Futures Past

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Chapter 1- An Angel

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Disclaimer: I don't own anything Star Wars like, I'm just borrowing for the purpose of this story, it's a fic, if you don't like it don't read it, simple as that, don't flame me it's a waste of your time and mine. The unoriginal content is from Episode 1: The Phantom Menace and is owned by George Lucas

Hi everybody, this is my 1st Star Wars fic so please be nice, constructive criticism is fine, but don't flame me for writing this, im not making you read it. This is gonna be an Obi/Ami fic, kinda AU but not really, and I have no idea whether this was the real reason for Ani's downfall to Vader as I haven't seen Episode 3 yet (duuh!) and so this is all what I made up with theories for episode 3 but Episode 2 is great!

Summary: The events that lead to Anakin Skywalker's fall to the dark side and why Padmé wasn't in the original trilogy, Anakin and Padmé's love may have been forbidden, but another affair almost leads to the destruction of the universe. Its time span is across the 5 films and the one that's coming in 2005 so 6, but starts after Episode 2, if you haven't seen the movie it will contain spoilers!

Now onto what you're here for, the story.

Enjoy!

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In a quiet hideaway, tucked away on Naboo, with the crashing waterfalls and the songbirds serenade, a couple were joined together in love.

Anakin bent and gave his new bride a lingering kiss and stared into her eyes. This was the woman he'd dreamed about every day since he'd first set eyes on her.

"Are you an angel?"

"What?"

"An angel. I've heard the deep space pilots talk about them. They live on the Moons of Iego I think. They are the most beautiful creatures in the universe. They are good and kind, and so pretty they make even the most hardened spice pirate cry."

 

"I've never heard of angels."

"You must be one...maybe you just don't know it."

"You're a funny little boy. How do you know so much?"

"I listen to all the traders and pilots who come through here. I'm a pilot you know, and someday I'm going to fly away from this place."

"You're a pilot?"

"All my life."

"Have you been here long?"

"Since I was very little, three, I think. My Mom and I were sold to Gardulla the Hutt, but she lost us, betting on the Podraces, to

Watto, who's a lot better master than Gardulla, I think. "

"You're...a slave?"

"I am a person! My name is Anakin."

"I'm sorry. I don't fully understand. This is a strange world to me."

"You are a strange girl to me."

"Ani?" Padmé's gentle voice broke into his thoughts.

"Sorry, I was just… remembering, when we first met."

Padmé chuckled lightly. "You thought I was an angel."

"I still do. You are the most beautiful woman in the universe, you have to be an angel. You're too perfect to be anything else."

"Don't sweet talk me Ani. We should retire inside, you will soon be expected back on Coruscant. We have to make each second count."

"I plan to." Anakin smiled.

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In his quarters in the Jedi temple on Coruscant, Anakin's mentor, Obi Wan Kenobi, stirred in a fitful sleep. Dreams of the future haunted him, he saw pain and suffering, and Jedi dying. The aftermath of the battle on Geonosis had taken a heavy toll on the Jedi before Yoda arrived, and his failure in the fight against Count Dooku wracked him with guilt. He would've died if Anakin hadn't stepped in and both would've fallen if Master Yoda hadn't fought Dooku off and forced him to retreat.

He sat up in his bed, his hair plastered to his forehead by beads of sweat.

"I need to clear my head." He swung his legs over the side of his bed and pulled a robe around himself.

Obi Wan padded softly down the darkened hallways of the temple. He quietly made his way to the Room of a Thousand Fountains, a welcome scenic escape from the sterile corridors. It had flowing waters, cascades and a greenhouse, and he often came there in the dark hours to clear his mind and attune himself to the force.

 

As he neared the doors he felt a strong presence behind him.

"Late it is to be wandering around Master Kenobi, hmm?"

Obi Wan turned and smiled bowing to the wise Jedi Master hobbling up to him.

"Master Yoda, I did not expect you to be up. I fear I couldn't sleep. I was going to-"

"Know where you were going do I. But why? Linger on your young Padawan your thoughts do."

"He should've been back by now Master, an easy task to escort Senator Amidala back to Naboo shouldn't take so long." Obi Wan crouched down to Yoda's level as many did when addressing the Master.

"Hmm." Yoda thought for a moment before saying, "Much I cannot see in young Skywalker, cloudy his future is. Fond of the Senator he seems to be. Dangerous that is"

Obi Wan nodded, Yoda didn't see what the two were like on Geonosis, attached at the lips, which, he suspected, was exactly like what they would be now.

The younger Jedi pondered Padmé for a second. He disliked politics very much, but he could never have disliked Padmé. She was a breath of fresh air, strong willed and loyal to her people, she had made her feelings known about her Jedi protectors from the outset, but it was understandable. You could tell that she was not the type to run away from her problems and disliked hiding, but her safety had been paramount.

But Obi Wan had almost felt a hint of jealousy at his Padawans involvement with the senator. He had almost wanted to protect her himself. But he knew, somewhere deep inside that Anakin and Padmé were destined to be together. And he had a horrible feeling that it would lead to the downfall of the Jedi.

He seemed to be facing off against Anakin more and more frequently these days. Anakin just didn't seem to respect him, or listen to anything that his Master said. And he had a very possessive side over Padmé. When she had fallen from the transport on Geonosis Anakin had demanded them to set the ship down. It was only Obi Wan's firm patience and his anger that stopped his Padawan from jumping from the transport to go after her. He also seemed to be quicker to temper these days.

"Hmm."

Obi Wan snapped back to reality and saw the small and wrinkled Master staring up at him expectantly.

"Excuse me Master, I was just thinking of how…unstable Anakin has become lately." Obi Wan explained, hoping the Jedi Master didn't sense his thoughts of Padmé.

"Maybe the Senator is part of the cause hmm?"

"Indeed Master."

"Retire to my chambers I will, late it has become, meditate on this I must. Pleasant dreams Master Kenobi, answers to your questions I hope the force provides."

"Thank you Master, may the force be with you."

"And with you." Yoda nodded, then turned and shuffled back down the hallway.

Obi Wan stood and made his way into the room. He hoped the force could dispel his fears over Anakin, or his lingering thoughts on Padmé

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Okay I know that was totally crap, but I needed to get into it, it will get better I hope. Please be nice and don't flame as it's my first attempt.

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