A/N: The other version of this story just wasn't working out for me, so I decided against updating it and started over completely. This one will hopefully be a bit more interesting and fun to write. Again, it's rated based on themes and language. If that's not your thing, do NOT read this. You were warned, so I don't want any negative reviews and/or messages about this story unless it's constructive criticism. Thanks! Enjoy!

POV: Ahsoka Bonteri

"Master, please, don't leave. How am I going to finish my training without you?" My eyes were pleading as I held his wrist in my right hand, my left pressed against his chest.

He smiled weakly, holding his hand on mine. "You'll finish your training. I can see you becoming a wonderful Jedi Master, Ahsoka."

"But I need you!"

He lowered himself to my height and smiled at my face, staring into my eyes. He was trying to keep himself from crying. I could see the intense struggle within himself as he smiled at me. "No. You don't, Snips. I've taught you all I can and all I have to do now is hope for the best. Learn from your teachings and grow from them as well. When the time is right, we'll meet again. Don't you worry, little one."

"Master, I love you. I told you this as soon as I figured out you were leaving me. Why do you have to go? Why couldn't you just have denied everything and stayed with me?"

"She's my wife. I can't betray her like that, Ahsoka. Someday, you'll understand. Someday, you'll fall in love and get married. You'll see why I'm doing what I have to do. She's pregnant, Ahsoka. I need to support her and my child. It's not healthy for you if I stay."

"But I want you. I want you so badly…"

The way he touched my cheek and jaw resembled the touch of a feather brushing against your skin. "Ahsoka, I can't do that. I'm faithful to Padme."

"You don't even love me? Not even a little bit?"

"Of course I do."

"Then why won't you take me with you? I want to be with you. I love you so much."

"Stop right now," he whispered. "Just remember us in these last few moments, all right? I said we'll meet again someday, but it won't be for quite some time."

Tears streamed down my face as he leaned forward and kissed my forehead lightly. I looked up to see his eyes closed and a painful expression across his face. "What's wrong?"

He barely opened his eyes to look down at me. He slid his hand up to my chin and lifted my face towards his. I was surprised when he gently pressed his lips against mine and actually moved them. I felt something wet on my cheek moments before he pulled away.

I opened my eyes to see his tears falling freely. "I love you, too, Ahsoka. Please, take care of yourself for me. If, at some point in time, we lose the loves we have right now, then we'll have each other."

"You'll come back for me?"

He nodded slowly and I took his hand in mine, squeezing lightly. "Do you promise?"

"I promise," he whispered.

He turned to leave and my lips trembled. "Anakin."

He faced me quickly, staring at me. "Please, kiss me one more time…"

He smiled weakly. "Oh, my little Padawan…"

I stared up at him as he dropped his pack and held both sides of my face, pressing his lips against mine fiercely. I tried to keep up with him as much as I possibly could and enjoyed the moment. We parted for a moment, bowing our heads against each other's. His tongue roamed across my lips for a moment before completely stopping. "I'm going to miss you, Ahsoka."

"I wish we had more time…"

"We will. I promise I'll come back for you."

"So this is it?"

"For now." He leaned forward and kissed me once more before stroking my cheekbone. "Be happy and I'll find you. If nothing works out for either of us, we have each other to come back to. Will you stay at the temple?"

I nodded, lifting my hands to his broad shoulders, sliding them around until I reached his neck. "You'll know where to find me. I'll never leave Coruscant."

He sighed and nodded. "I'll see you soon, Ahsoka. I love you."

He embraced me quickly, holding onto me as tightly as he could. "I love you, too, Anakin. Take care of yourself and your family."

With that said, he left me. I watched him walk down the temple stairs and towards the speeders. He hopped into an airspeeder and sped off towards the Senate building.

I opened my eyes and realized that it had been five years since the last time I saw him. I wondered if his eyes were still as fiery and beautiful as they had been in those last few moments. I looked beside me to see my husband asleep. His bare chest was hardly covered up by our warm blanket.

I stroked his jaw before sliding off of the bed and heading over to my closet. I'd married Lux Bonteri two years ago.

The Jedi had been allowed to love and marry, but it had been too late. No one could contact Anakin or Padme after he left the Order. Master Yoda tried to scour the galaxy for his Force signature or his Force-sensitive child, but wound up with absolutely nothing.

Padme left the Senate without warning and we haven't heard from her since. The Order fell apart once everyone started forming attachments and creating families, so only a few Jedi remained in the temple.

I rubbed my eyes as I pulled out my long, blue robe. Lux bought it for me as a birthday present last year. It's funny how I hadn't even thought about celebrating my birthday since Anakin left. He left two days before my seventeenth birthday… What a sad birthday it had been.

I stared at my wedding ring and frowned. I wish it had been Anakin that had placed it on my finger. He'd left with no way of contacting him and, as far as I knew, he was off planet. I haven't heard a whisper or anything about him in five years.

I walked out of my bedroom, wrapping myself in the robe as I exited. The apartment we were staying in was pretty nice and pretty small. There were only three rooms. Two of the three had a bathroom in them, so that left the kitchen and living room meshed together.

I walked across the hallway and opened the door to my daughter's room. I smiled as I neared her bed. She had been born ten months after Lux and I were married. I knelt beside her bed and stroked her hair gently, not wanting to wake her up.

"She's beautiful," a masculine voice whispered behind me. I looked over my shoulder to see Lux. His arms were crossed over his chest and he leaned against the threshold, smiling at me. "Just like you."

I smiled, not really wanting to believe him. "Thanks, Lux."

I cast one more glance in the direction of my daughter as I stood up and walked over to him. He held his arms out for me as he straightened up. I wrapped my arms around him and pressed my face up against his chest, closing my eyes.

Lux was never as warm and loving as Anakin was. The way he kissed me wasn't as loving and passionate as the kiss Anakin and I shared. Then again, my kiss with Anakin had been my first ever kiss. It was a wonderful feeling in itself. "Are you okay, sweetheart?"

"Yes. Why?" I whispered.

"I heard you crying in your sleep. Did you have a nightmare?"

He rubbed my back gently and it sent shivers through me. "No."

"Why were you crying?"

"It… It was a happy dream," I whispered, closing my eyes tighter. Honestly, it had been nice to revisit the past and see Anakin's handsome face again. I hadn't seen it in so long and I missed him…

"You whispered 'Ani' over and over again. Was she a family member?"

My eyes snapped open. Ani? Never in my life had I ever called him 'Ani.' "Yes. She and I were very close. She passed away when I was younger."

He hugged me tighter. "I'm sorry, love. I'm glad you had a happy dream though. Should we wake Rain up?"

I smiled. "It's still early, Lux. She doesn't like being woken up until halfway through the day."

"She's three. That's the perfect age to begin an early routine, sweetheart."

I sighed and nodded, pulling back a bit. "If you say so. I don't want to force her into a routine that she doesn't like though. I want her to be –"

"What did I tell you about doing things her way? If we spoil her, she'll never learn that we're the parents and that we're in control. Ahsoka, you've been babying her since she was born. It's time for her to grow up."

I glanced at the clock on her nightstand and sighed in frustration. "We'll finish this conversation later, Lux. I need to go to work."

"Don't be out too long tonight, okay? Rain wanted you to put her to bed last night and I had to tell her you were working. You know how disappointed she is when she wants her mother."

I nodded. I'd been out too late last night because some guys at the bar I work at got a bit rough and my manager took off like a speeder at night. He didn't want to stick around and I had been forced to suffer.

I shook it off and walked back into my room to get dressed quickly. I covered my bruises and scratches very nicely before walking out of my bedroom. Lux gave me a quick kiss, said he loved me, and said he would miss me.

I repeated his words and went out.

I got into our personal airspeeder and flew through Coruscant until I reached the undercity and found work. It wasn't as rundown as you might think. The place had a pretty bad reputation, but I told Anakin I wouldn't leave Coruscant. I would wait for him to come back – if he ever came back.

When he did, we could catch up, discuss how life was, and then decide that our lives and partners weren't what we wanted. The two of us would marry and we would take Rain to Naboo to live out our lives there.

That had been my fantasy for two and a half years. Lux wasn't the best father a child could have, but Anakin was. His heart was always in the right place and he had a soft spot for children – if they were human or semi-human. I wondered what Anakin would think of my little girl…

I shook my head as I got out of my speeder and walked into the cantina. "Good morning, Ahsoka," my boss, Jared, called out as I walked in.

I smiled and looked at him. "Good morning, Jarey. Any problems today?"

"A little girl said her Daddy and his hooligan buddies would be dropping by tonight, so I'd suggest you get out of here as fast as you can, sweetie. Ja'lek told me how wonderful a manager he was last night and I assume you've got a completely different story?"

I sighed and sat on the barstool in front of the counter as he cleaned off the countertop. "Last night was pretty bad," I whispered. "Lyon and his gang came in and started blasting anyone that stood in their way. I was lucky to survive with the amount of blasterfire going around."

"Did he hurt you?"

I shrugged. "I've gone through worse."

"What'd he do?"

Jared placed his hands on the counter, resting above mine. He was an older man that had a good heart, too. He was like a father to me. I bit my lip and shook my head as tears began to pour down my face. "The same thing he does to all of his other girls."

"Sokie, I promised you that I'd take care of you and I've failed. Ja'lek was fired this morning and I'll be managing at all times. You know I'd take a blaster to the head for you. I'm sorry, my little girl."

I wiped my tears away and sighed. "I wish things hadn't changed."

"You still wishing you were back in the temple?"

I nodded. "And with Anakin?"

I laughed and smiled at him. He was the only person I'd allowed myself to talk to about Anakin or the temple life. Jared was a good guy and I trusted him with my personal life. I nodded slowly. "And with Anakin."

He straightened up, still holding my hand as he smiled at me. "Well, you may be in luck. Rumor has it there's a Jedi by the name of Anakin Skywalker on planet."

My eyes widened as I stared at him. "Really?"

"Really, sweetie."