In another life who knows what we'd become?
"Don't Blink" by Relient K
There is nothing more to say of this story. Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, Padme, and the rest hitched a ride back to Coruscant with a smuggler who had owed Black Ben a favor. Anakin and Shmi were freed with Ben's death, and they decided to go with the Jedi.
In the end many things were the same. Qui-Gon was killed on Naboo less than a week later by a Sith named Darth Maul. Obi-Wan trained Anakin as a Jedi. Anakin and Padme fell in love and got married. The Clone Wars began and ended.
But in the end many things were changed. Maybe it was because Obi-Wan was mindful of Ben's advice, though he didn't understand it. Maybe it was because Anakin always felt as though the man he had thought of was with him, guiding him in the Light. Maybe it was because Obi-Wan and Anakin truly trusted each other this time around; maybe it was because the Council eventually relaxed the rule on attachments.
Regardless, in the end Anakin didn't massacre the Sand People. In the end, he didn't trust Palpatine more than the Jedi. In the end, it only took one old wizard, one stranger, to make all the difference in the galaxy.
13 years later the Jedi were not destroyed, the Sith did not win, and Anakin did not fall to the Dark Side. 13 years later, Padme gave birth to twins and did not die in childbirth. Their names were Ben and Leia.