BACK TRACKED.

Anakin Redemption, like you've never seen it before. This is set during AOTC through to the end of ROTS.

Anakin has a different kind of 'guardian Angel', a stranger who is always cloaked and won't give his real his name, a stranger who knows his past and apparently, his future; can this 'stranger' save Anakin from the darkside and help him fulfill his destiny?

PROLOGUE.

The cloaked figure crept into the Tusken Raider camp, moving swiftly he bent low and ran to the hut guarded by two Tuskens. He slipped around behind and ignited his lightsaber, the green blade cut into the base of the wall, creating a hole.

The figure slipped inside, he stared at Shmi, almost sadly for a moment before cutting her free; lifting her into his arms, he carried her out of the hut and ran from the camp.

His borrowed speeder was hidden at the top of the cliff near the camp, smiling slightly, the figure jumped nimbly into the speeder, holding Shmi gently in his arms.

x

Owen and Cliegg Lars's eyes were wide as the stranger brought Shmi inside, he laid her down on a bed and gently stroked back her hair. "She will be fine once she's rested," he told them.

"How did you find her?" Cliegg stared in shock, his wife had been gone a month; he had thought she was dead.

The stranger shrugged, "I was in the area." His face was hidden under the hood of his cloak, but Beru, Cliegg and Owen saw his lips twitch in a smile. He cocked his head, "I hate to intrude, but I have no place to stay..."

"You can stay here as long as you want," Cliegg smiled at him, "you saved my wife, we all owe you_"

Shaking his head, the stranger chuckled. "You owe me nothing, I was just helping someone in need."

Owen grinned, "you know all of our names, what do we call you?"

The stranger went still, then he took a deep breath. "Call me, Jed."

xxx

"Master Cliegg, Master Lars! Might I present two important visitors?"

A young man came out into the courtyard followed closely by a pretty young woman, Anakin stepped forward and held out his hand, "I'm Anakin Skywalker."

"Owen Lars," the man said shaking his hand, "this is my girlfriend, Beru."

Beru smiled at him and Padme, "Hello."

Padme smiled in return, "I'm Padmé."

Looking at Anakin, Owen shrugged. "I guess I'm your stepbrother," he said with a smile, "I had a feeling you might show up some day."

Anakin took a deep breath, "Is my mother here?"

"Yes, she is." the man swung from the house on a small floating chair. One of his legs was heavily bandaged; the other is missing. He balanced awkwardly and held out a hand. "I'm Cliegg Lars. Shmi is my wife..." he smiled, "she's resting inside."

Anakin frowned as he followed them in, "I was worried that she was in danger."

"She was," Cliegg smiled at him as he floated in the chair, "Jed rescued her from a group of Tusken Raiders."

Padme blinked, "who is Jed?"

"I am," the man slipped from the shadows, his face hidden frown view.

Anakin smiled at him, "thank you for saving my mother."

Nodding, Jed shrugged. "It was my pleasure."

Can you guess who Jed is yet? Or have I succeeded and made him completely unknowable?