Zinoviev
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Joined 02-22-19, id: 12067137, Profile Updated: 12-06-20
Author has written 10 stories for Star Wars.

I suppose I should finally update this? I am Zinoviev (named after everyone's favorite purged Bolshevik) and I have two passions: writing and Star Wars. My stories are Skywalker-centric AUs, as they are my favorite dysfunctional space family. I have a particular fondness for Leia (as my avatar suggests) and my stories oftentimes revolve around her, but in fact I love them all (except for you, Kylo).

I'll confess some of my earlier work is pretty rough around the edges, so try not to hold that against me. Will I edit them at some point? Maybe. Probably not. But maybe. Anyway, here are the current projects I am working on:

Twin Suns: Sixteen-year-old Luke is thrown into the action early when he and Ezra Bridger cross paths on Tatooine. Includes lots of details from Rebels and Timothy Zahn's two (canon) Thrawn trilogies.

Protégé: A Sith!Padmé AU. Super angsty, kind of dark. For all you Anidala shippers who are looking for a twist on convention.

Appenza: An AU where Leia runs away from Alderaan to become a pilot. This story is still in the preliminary stages of development, but I'm pretty sure some Rogue One elements will come into play later on.

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The Long Night by aresvera reviews
AU in which Luke and Leia Skywalker grow up on Imperial Center with their suitless Dad Vader. The twins wait for their father to get home from a particularly bad day at the Detention Center. Pragmatic Leia worries about her father's physical state, while dreamer Luke will go on a Force-journey into his father's emotional past.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,207 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 12/3/2020 - Published: 10/8/2020 - Luke S., Leia O., Darth Vader, Anakin Skywalker
Worn Out Welcome by Tarado reviews
1 year after ANH, the Alliance intercepts a secret communique between Vader and Palpatine that changes everything. AU. Complete.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 29 - Words: 99,680 - Reviews: 259 - Favs: 318 - Follows: 398 - Updated: 8/21/2020 - Published: 12/1/2019 - Luke S., Leia O., Han S., Darth Vader - Complete
Home by monims reviews
Padme survives at the end of Revenge of the sith. Set approximately 4 years later, she is alone with her twins in hiding, as a memory of the past comes back to haunt her. She makes a choice that leads her into the grasp of her volatile husband. Who is not the the man she once knew. Its for those romantic hearts out there like me, but also with plenty of angst
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 33 - Words: 134,601 - Reviews: 698 - Favs: 554 - Follows: 739 - Updated: 7/25/2020 - Published: 7/24/2016 - Darth Vader, Anakin Skywalker, Padmé Amidala
Free to Fly by Mahina reviews
Luke is nine and a slave in Jabba's palace when Darth Vader returns to fulfill an old promise. LV list challenge.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 11 - Words: 72,697 - Reviews: 338 - Favs: 866 - Follows: 1,136 - Updated: 9/21/2019 - Published: 6/2/2011 - Luke S., Darth Vader, Biggs D., Stormtroopers
Words by deaka reviews
Leia and Luke grieve in different ways. Han supplies the alcohol. Leia character piece, set between ANH and ESB.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,074 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/28/2012 - Leia O., Han S. - Complete
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Appenza reviews
As a girl, Leia always dreamed of the stars. She had two passions: to become a pilot and to make the galaxy a better place. On her sixteenth birthday, she ran away from home to do what she thought was right. Two years later, she is a stellar recruit at an Imperial flight academy when an unwanted foe takes interest in her: Darth Vader.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 20 - Words: 59,685 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 131 - Follows: 173 - Updated: 4/8 - Published: 12/6/2020 - Leia O., Darth Vader
Protégé reviews
Protégé of the Sith, Padmé Amidala has never known of a life that wasn't a lie. Has never known of a cause that wasn't cynical. She and her master Darth Sidious plot and plan for the destruction of the Jedi, but for how long can Padmé keep up this deception? Sith!Padmé AU.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 23 - Words: 72,679 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 120 - Updated: 9/20/2021 - Published: 7/11/2020 - [Anakin Skywalker, Padmé Amidala] E. Palpatine, Sola Naberrie
Twin Suns reviews
Sixteen-year-old Luke is working on his uncle's moisture farm when he senses a kindred spirit in distress. Driving out into the desert, he discovers an unconscious young man lying in the sand. His name is Ezra Bridger, and he is about to change Luke's life for good.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 116,395 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 165 - Follows: 167 - Updated: 3/30/2021 - Published: 6/20/2020 - Luke S., Leia O., Obi-Wan K., Ezra B. - Complete
Hunter reviews
Leia is offered a chance to escape Bespin when Boba Fett enlists her help to prevent Luke from falling into Vader's clutches. She has plenty of questions, however. First and foremost, who is this mysterious bounty hunter, and what does he want with her friend?
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 32 - Words: 107,002 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 7/20/2020 - Published: 3/22/2020 - Luke S., Leia O., Darth Vader, Boba Fett - Complete
Hollow Hero reviews
After the fall of the Empire, Luke Skywalker feels lost. He traverses the galaxy, searching for Jedi Artifacts in a hollow attempt to find a purpose in life. Only when he hits his lowest point, does he finally find her. She is both beautiful and broken, driven and directionless, powerful and powerless. She is the woman he never knew he needed. Her name is Mara.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 43,965 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 7/12/2020 - Published: 5/31/2020 - [Luke S., Mara Jade] Leia O. - Complete
Heir of Vitrius reviews
Ben Solo-Skywalker – the only son of the revered Jedi-General Leia Skywalker and grandson of the first Chancellor of the New Republic, Padmé Amidala – is a disgruntled senator from Naboo, having been catapulted into power on the laurels of his esteemed heritage. The young senator's life is radically altered, however, when he receives a mysterious visitor. [Sequel to Heir of Vader]
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 39 - Words: 180,676 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 6/26/2020 - Published: 12/26/2019 - Leia O., Rey, Kylo Ren/Ben Solo, OC
Chosen reviews
Shmi Skywalker had always been a dutiful and obedient Jedi Knight who, for the most part, never dared oppose the will of the Council. All this changes, however, when she is chosen for a mission to investigate a powerful disturbance in the Force on the desert planet of Jakku. What she encounters there will flip her life upside down and force her to make an impossible choice.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 30 - Words: 218,114 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 79 - Updated: 2/3/2020 - Published: 9/2/2019 - [Qui-Gon J., Shmi S.] Anakin Skywalker, Count Dooku - Complete
Heir of Vader reviews
When Anakin Skywalker dies on Mustafar by Obi-Wan's blade, Darth Sidious is furious. Without an apprentice, Sidious is forced to enact his contingency plan: stealing Skywalker's newborn child and training him or her instead. Nineteen years later, Padmé's life is irrevocably altered once again after her ship is boarded by a mysterious Sith Lord who claims to be the heir of Vader.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 17 - Words: 85,785 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 87 - Updated: 12/25/2019 - Published: 7/11/2019 - Luke S., Leia O., Darth Vader, Padmé Amidala - Complete
Padmé's Prevarication reviews
When Obi-Wan comes to Padmé to ask about Anakin's whereabouts, Padmé lies and tells him that Anakin was sent to Tatooine. This lie prevents Anakin's dismemberment, yet Padmé is nevertheless still horrified at what he has become.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 30 - Words: 105,365 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 207 - Follows: 153 - Updated: 7/11/2019 - Published: 5/16/2019 - [Anakin Skywalker, Padmé Amidala] Leia O., Obi-Wan K. - Complete
A New Path reviews
At the end of ROTJ, Leia decides to leave politics temporarily to train as a Jedi with Luke. But her struggles with the demons of her past make things difficult on everyone.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 30 - Words: 46,856 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 5/15/2019 - Published: 2/23/2019 - Luke S., Leia O., Han S., Anakin Skywalker - Complete