Author's Note: This is my first serious crossover fic ever. It takes place almost entirely in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter although some chapters may take place in the Star Wars galaxy. It takes place during the Clone Wars for SW and at the beginning of Order of the Phoenix for HP. Also, this is going to be extremely AU to where RotS and everything that comes after that will not occur. The reason for that will be explained in the first chapter. Also, some characters are very likely going to be Out of Character but that is essential for the plot I am working out. I hope that you enjoy this crossover fic, it is my first attempt at one, and reviews are much appreciated.
Disclaimer: I do not own Star Wars or Harry Potter and I am only saying this once so I will not repeat it in later chapters
Of Light and Balance
By Above the Winter Moonlight
Memories Never Forgotten
The Jedi Temple, Corsucant...
Usually when Anakin Skywalker woke up due to a disturbance in the Force, it was because the Force was attempting to warn him that something was going to happen. As it was, the Force thrummed with warning and apprehension as Anakin sat up before gazing around his room within the Jedi Temple. He rested his head on his pillow before gazing up at the ceiling above his head thoughts drifting to the disturbance that interrupted his dreams of his beloved wife.
Anakin shook his head in an attempt to clear it before he swung his feet off his bed. He decided that he may as well get up since he doubted he would get back to sleep with how the Force felt at that moment. Changing and leaving his room, Anakin gazed around for his Togruta Padawan but he couldn't see Ahsoka anywhere.
Figuring his apprentice was still asleep, Anakin slipped into the small kitchenette of the apartment he shared with his Padawan. A yawn sounded behind him and Anakin glanced over his shoulder as Ahsoka walked into the kitchenette blinking large sleepy blue eyes.
"Good morning, Snips," Anakin greeted her.
"Morning master," Ahsoka replied yawning again before she glanced at Anakin. "Master, did you feel that disturbance too?'
"Yes," Anakin said softly, "but I can't seem to determine the source behind the disturbance."
"It seems strange," said Ahsoka. "I feel apprehension but I don't know where it's coming from."
"Neither do I." Anakin shook his head. "Come on, let's go see if we can find an empty training room to practice. Maybe that'll help us figure out what's going on."
Ahsoka smirked. "We can always meditate," she said before laughing at the grimace that crossed Anakin's face.
"Leave the meditating to Obi-Wan, Snips," he replied before leading the way out of the apartment.
Anakin could tell the disturbance in the Force was affecting everyone. Out of all the Jedi he and his apprentice passed by on their way to the nearest empty training room, the majority of them had a look of deep concern or confusion in their eyes. They could feel the apprehension that was almost tangible in the air and yet they couldn't figure out where that apprehension was coming from.
Anakin and his apprentice slipped into the empty training room before Anakin turned around to examine his apprentice. Only a little over a year had passed by since Ahsoka became Anakin's apprentice and yet the fifteen year old girl seemed to have matured immensely during that time. She was well on her way to becoming a Jedi Knight even though Anakin knew she would have several more years to go before she completed her training. He found himself looking forward to the upcoming years.
Ahsoka ignited her lightsabers before shifting them in her preferred reverse handgrip. "Ready to be beat, master?" she asked.
Anakin snorted. "Only in your dreams, Padawan," he replied igniting his lightsaber and the two of them began sparring back and forth.
Obi-Wan Kenobi was used to having bad feelings. However, the disturbance in the Force that pulled him from his restful sleep made him very anxious. The air seemed to thrum with apprehension and yet Obi-Wan couldn't figure out where the apprehension was coming from. It was enough to make him worry and he could tell by the looks on the faces of the Jedi he passed as he walked down a long, winding corridor of the Jedi Temple that they were just as worried as he was.
"Master Kenobi," Jedi Master Mace Windu's voice sounded and Obi-Wan stopped before turning around to find the dark skinned Korun Jedi Master coming to a stop in front of him. There was a look of worry in his dark eyes but his face remained as expressionless as always.
"Master Windu," Obi-Wan replied.
"We're holding a Jedi Council meeting now, Obi-Wan," Mace said, "to discuss this disturbance in the Force."
"So I take it the Jedi within the Temple aren't the only ones who felt it?"
"No, Quinlan, Saesee and Adi all felt it," Mace said; the three Jedi Masters he named were currently on missions across the galaxy. "And Master Yoda believes that every Jedi, and possibly even the Sith, have felt it just as we have."
Obi-Wan grimaced. "Then it must be important if every Force sensitive has felt it," he said.
Obi-Wan followed Mace as he led the way down the hallway toward the Jedi Council chamber. The two of them entered the chamber before taking their seats; currently, only five Jedi masters were on Coruscant. Obi-Wan could see Plo Koon sitting near the doorway and Ki-Adi-Mundi sitting on one side of Mace with Yoda on the other. The rest of the chairs were occupied by the holograms of the remaining Jedi Masters.
"Disturbing this disturbance is," Yoda began softly. "Know where it originates I do not."
"It's as if the Force, itself, is attempting to tell us something but we don't know what," Adi Gallia's hologram said softly.
"The disturbance was very strong. That much I can say," Shaak Ti's hologram said. "In fact, I am positive the Sith have felt it as well."
"Agree with you I do," said Yoda. "Positive I am that felt this disturbance the Sith have. That means, important this disturbance is but know why it is important I do not."
"The Force almost feels apprehensive," Obi-Wan said stroking his beard in thought. "It's as if the Force knows something is going to happen but will not, or perhaps cannot, warn us about it."
Mace nodded. "I agree with Obi-Wan. I've never felt such apprehension in the Force and there seems to be no point of origin."
"Odd it is," Yoda said before he closed his eyes and Obi-Wan felt him reach out with the Force. There was a long moment of silence as the council waited for Yoda to pull himself out of his meditation. All of them were hoping he would be able to find an answer to the sudden apprehension that surrounded them if he looked deeper into the Force.
Yoda pulled himself from his meditation a small frown on his face.
"What is it?" Saesee Tiin asked curiously.
Yoda lifted beady green eyes which were filled with worry and confusion. "Strange this is," he said. "Centered around the Chosen One this disturbance seems to be."
"Anakin?" echoed Obi-Wan.
"Yes," Yoda said. "Sensed it before I did not because look deeper into the Force for the answer I had to."
"Why is this disturbance centered around Anakin?" Obi-Wan wondered. He knew that the Jedi Council had been skeptical as to whether or not Anakin was the Chosen One. However, after the events on Mortis, they changed their views. The events on Mortis left no doubt in the mind of the Jedi Council that Anakin Skywalker was the Chosen One.
"Know that I do not," Yoda said.
"Perhaps you can speak with him, Obi-Wan," Adi suggested. "Maybe he'll know something more about this disturbance than we do."
"It's possible," Obi-Wan said. "I'll speak with him after the meeting."
"We called this meeting to discuss the disturbance," Mace said, "in a hope that someone may have more information but it seems as though everyone knows just as much as everyone else."
Yoda nodded. "Dismissed you are," he said. "If more information you learn about this disturbance then call another meeting I will."
Obi-Wan, Plo and Ki-Adi stood up before bowing to the rest of the Jedi Masters and making their way out of the Jedi Council chamber.
The Planes of the Force…
"This is not a good idea. Father will never forgive you," Son hissed to his sister glaring at her from where he was floating beside her on the darker side of the plane.
"He must know of what shall happen should he place his faith and trust in the wrong man. Father was wrong to remove the memory of what you showed him," Daughter replied calmly gazing at the Chosen One's sleeping form.
"You are risking ripping the very fabric of time and space just to stop the Chosen One from making the wrong decision!"
"You almost did the same thing when you turned the Chosen One to the dark side."
"Everything that occurred on Mortis was supposed to occur," Father said appearing at his children's side before narrowing his eyes as he gazed at Daughter. "Daughter, you must not do this."
Daughter sighed before she turned her gaze to her father. "I must, Father," she said. "I will not make the same mistake that Son made. He did not show the Chosen One everything and I will."
"I do not show him everything," Son said, "because I did not know everything."
"The Emperor you showed him," Daughter said turning her gaze to Son. "You know his identity. You did not show him the identity of the Emperor because you feared he would not believe you."
"Yes. What makes you think he will believe you?" Son retorted.
"Because what I am doing is not showing him what you showed him. I am returning to him the memories Father took," Daughter said before she glanced apologetically at her father. "I am sorry, Father, but this is something that must be done especially if the Force merges with the old magic."
Son snorted. "I still think that is not a good idea," he said.
"It's not as if we have a say in the matter. No one had a say in the matter." Daughter returned her gaze to the Chosen One before she closed her eyes.
"Please, Daughter, I beg you. Do not do this," Father begged pleadingly.
Daughter kept her eyes closed but she did gently touch her father's shoulder. "I am sorry, Father, but this is our last chance at making sure what happened on Mortis does not happen to the galaxy."
"But what happened on Mortis…"
"It can be changed," said Daughter firmly before she reached toward the Chosen One's dreaming mind and passed it. Once she reached the area in his mind where his memories were stored, she found the block Father had placed on it. Daughter's gentle Force touch removed the block and she quickly whispered the name of the Emperor through the Force as soon as the memories entered the Chosen One's dreaming mind.
"It is done," she said returning to the planes of the Force.
Father shook his head. "I hope you know what you are doing, Daughter," he said softly.
"As do I," Son agreed.
Daughter didn't admit it out loud but she, too, hoped she had done the right thing. She supposed only time would tell.
The Jedi Temple, Coruscant…
Anakin woke up with a shrill scream of terror as the memory of his most recent and extremely vivid nightmare echoed in his mind. The vividness behind the dream; the sinking feeling that the dream was likely a vision because of how real it felt; the odd realization that he has witnessed the events in his nightmare before; the cold horror as he recalled the name of the person behind the atrocities committed in the nightmare.
It's not possible. Palpatine would never do that, Anakin thought but he couldn't deny the sincerity behind the nightmare as if the Force was attempting to tell him that his nightmare was not a simple dream but rather a vision of the future just like the vision of his mother.
"Master, Anakin, are you all right?" Ahsoka asked peeking into the room with concern in her huge blue eyes.
"I…" Anakin couldn't think as the memory of the nightmare continued to haunt his mind. "I think I need some fresh air." He changed and hurried out of the room ignoring Ahsoka's protest.
When he reached one of the balconies overlooking the city-planet that stretched out in front of him, he gripped the railing before closing his eyes as tears slid down from closed eyelids.
'I will do such horrible things,' he had said to Son, as had been shown in the nightmare.
Suddenly, he remembered what Father said just after he joined Son. "If there is to be balance, what you have seen must be forgotten." He also remembered what Father told him just before he killed Son. 'My son broke the laws the time and showed you what you should never have seen.'
Anakin rubbed his head; he didn't understand. He knew he was supposed to destroy the Sith, he was the Chosen One as the test Father had him do on Mortis proved that, so how was knowing the truth about the future not bring balance? Anakin didn't know; he did know that the Father never wanted him to remember what Son showed me so what changed? Why did he suddenly remember now?
Anakin was even more confused than ever. Perhaps, he thought, Father wanted me to forget what I saw because it caused me to join the Son. But, now that I know it is the dark side that causes the future I saw, could that be why I suddenly remember? He wished he knew; he wished he could speak with Father or Daughter or even Son and discover why he suddenly remembered what Father wanted him to forget.
Anakin glanced up to find his former master, and best friend, appear at his side. His thoughts drifted to the nightmare and he had to fight the tears that welled up in his eyes as he recalled that he was the one who killed Obi-Wan in the future. "Yes master?" he asked struggling to keep the confusion, sadness and guilt out of his voice.
Perhaps that was why Father erased those memories from his mind; he didn't want Anakin to be overcome by guilt and grief over what occurred in the future. However, Anakin was used to guilt and grief; after the massacre he committed on Tatooine, he had learned to control it so no one would sense those emotions.
"Are you all right?" Obi-Wan asked there was genuine concern in his gray-blue eyes. "Ahsoka said you left to get some fresh air but she said that you looked confused."
Anakin sighed before turning his gaze to the city. "It's just…" he broke off unsure of how to tell his former master what happened. He trusted Obi-Wan with his life but he wasn't sure if he should tell Obi-Wan that he remembered what Father made him forget on Mortis.
"What is it, Anakin? You know you can talk to me," Obi-Wan said gently.
Anakin thought about his marriage to Padmé and he found himself wondering if he truly trusted Obi-Wan with his life then why didn't he tell his former master about his marriage? Was it because he was afraid Palpatine was right and Obi-Wan would go straight to the Jedi Council? Anakin didn't know.
However, it wasn't his marriage to Padmé that was on his mind, it was the sudden return of the memories Father had erased from his mind.
"Anakin?" The worry in Obi-Wan's voice became more profound when Anakin didn't answer him.
Anakin sighed eyes locked on the city-planet in front of him. "I don't know, Master," he said softly before he closed his eyes and decided to come out and say it. "I remember, master."
"Remember?" Obi-Wan echoed.
"I don't know how, Master, because, on Mortis, Father erased my memories but, for some reason, they've returned and they're more vivid than ever before," Anakin said turning his gaze to his former master.
"Memories? Anakin, what are you talking about?" Obi-Wan looked confused.
Anakin, realizing he wasn't exactly making much sense, sighed. "On Mortis," he said softly, "do you remember when you went to the Well of the Dark Side to find me?"
Obi-Wan's eyes clouded. "Yes."
"And do you remember learning that I joined Son?"
"And do you remember returning to the monastery and seeing that I was no longer on Son's side?"
Anakin sighed. "Father erased my memories of that time, Obi-Wan," he said. "Son showed me the future, a horrible future in which I caused so much pain and I was serving an Emperor. He told me that the only way to stop that future from coming to pass, to stop the Emperor I saw, I would need to join him. So I did. But Father decided that I shouldn't have known about that future and erased my memories of that future as well as of joining Son. However, something happened and those memories came back to me last night but, this time, they were more vivid than ever before and a name was now associated with the Emperor that I saw the first time around."
Obi-Wan continued to gaze at him. "You think what you saw in the Well of the Dark Side and last night are warning you of the future that will come to pass?" he asked.
"The future is always in constant motion, Anakin."
"I know that, Obi-Wan," Anakin snapped before immediately regretting his tone of voice when a flash of hurt crossed Obi-Wan's gray-blue gaze before it disappeared almost as swiftly as it appeared. "I'm so…" He began to apologize but Obi-Wan merely waved it away.
"There's more, isn't there?" He asked.
Anakin let out a shuddering sigh. "The nightmare last night, the memories that were unlocked, they were so vivid. I can't ignore them, master, and I can't ignore what they are trying to tell me."
"No one can know the true reason behind visions, Anakin."
"I know, master, but the warning this vision is giving me is something I cannot ignore. Seeing that vision again, I've come to realize that it is the dark side of the Force that will cause that vision to come to pass and it is the dark lord of the Sith that we are looking for that will cause me to commit such horrible crimes in the future. Even if this future will not come to pass, I have to believe that it may."
"You have to believe that if you turn to the dark side, the future you are trying to prevent will come to pass?"
"Yes." Anakin turned his gaze to the city-planet.
Obi-Wan continued to gaze at Anakin. "Sometimes avoiding the dark side is easier said than done, Anakin," he said gently. "It's very seductive and it will prey upon you, upon your weaknesses to lure you to its side."
"I know," Anakin whispered before he closed his eyes and the mental image of him killing Obi-Wan came back into his mind causing a single tear to slide down his face.
Obi-Wan noticed it for he frowned. "Anakin?" he said concerned.
Anakin opened his eyes before wiping the stray tear away. "Just remembering something from my nightmare," he said before he turned his gaze to Obi-Wan. "Master, can I ask you something? And will you answer me truthfully? Please?"
Obi-Wan looked confused. "Anakin, have I ever lied to you before?" he asked.
Anakin shook his head.
"Then what makes you think I will lie to you now?"
Anakin swallowed. Because of the no attachments rule, was on the tip of his tongue but he managed to bit the words down. "I suppose you're right," he said glancing back at the city. "I think it'd be better if we talked in private."
Obi-Wan looked confused but he nodded and the two of them walked down the hallway toward Obi-Wan's apartment.
a/n what do you think?
Blaze: this is a crossover story but Stars Wars and Harry Potter won't merge until chapter 3
Blaze: yeah I know. There is also some more stuff I need to stay. For one, the part with Daughter, Son and Father. I believe that all three of them became one with the Force following the events of Mortis and I have decided that, for my story, they have even if it isn't true in canon.
Darth: interesting idea. So
what's the next chapter gonna be about?
Blaze: let's just say…I'm going to make everyone understand that what Obi-Wan said to Anakin on Mustafar wasn't just a spur of the moment decision on Obi-Wan's part
Darth: they already knew that
Blaze: I know. I'm just saying, the next chapter will make Anakin and Obi-Wan more like the brothers they truly are than canon ever did
Darth: ah okay. Well, you did say it was AU
Blaze: yup so I hope you liked the first chapter. Please review. If I even get a couple of reviews I will be so happy!