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Gungan to the left

Letting Go (G)

By : rhonderoo

Archived on: Monday, August 11, 2003

Padme's letter to Luke on the day he's taken to Tatooine.

I watch as the sun rises softly out my bedroom window. It's early morning here at the palace in Aldera. I think of the times I've watched the sunrise in my own home on Naboo, while waiting for Anakin to wake. Those are the times my memory grasps for now - the times when I was at peace, even in war. I had my home. I had the anticipation of a life with my family - my husband and my children.

A small sound comes from your crib in the corner of the bedroom. Soon my handmaidens will come. Then I will have to give up this quiet time and face the world again. I will have to be strong again. I tire of being strong more and more these days. I gave up on wishing and waiting for good things to happen the day Obi-Wan told me your father was dead.

My little Luke, I want you to know how I love you, in case something happens and we are not together again soon. I have learned to never put my trust in faith, for it will not get you far. I will have to make a life for us myself, with no one's help. This I promise, I will come for you, Luke. I will come when the danger is over and the galaxy is safe again. We will be a family. Even if we can't live on Naboo, we will find somewhere, and be happy. There used to be a time when I would willingly sacrifice myself, but I find myself more selfish these days. I've had to learn to let go. I've let go of your father, and it was the hardest thing I've ever done. I do not want to grieve someone I love so much again. Surely the Force will let me have you back, I've given up so much already.

All I want is to spend time with you and Leia alone, and look into each of your little faces. You remind me of your father so much, between the two of you. Your soft blue eyes, Leia's facial expressions, the way you both seem to shine brightly - these are the things that remind me of Anakin, of your father. No, I must not think of these things when there is so much to do. I must be strong for you.

I have so much to say to you, but there isn't much time. Your father was a gift to me when the galaxy went into chaos. We managed to love and cherish one another when everything else was uncertain, and if you ever find that, hold on to it. He was tall, strong, and very handsome. He wanted to protect us with everything he had. You are a very special child, Luke, and this is why Yoda and Obi-Wan tell me that we must hide you. I hope that by the time you are old enough to read this or have it read to you, I have already come for you and there is no need. It scares me to think you could grow up to be a Jedi like your father; I want to protect you from everything. The Jedi aren't safe anymore and the galaxy that I and your father had is being stripped from us little by little, layer by frightening layer.

I have every hope that things will work out soon. Obi-Wan will watch after you on your journey to Tatooine. The Larses are good people. You will be safe with them until I can return for you, then you, Leia and I can be a family again. Alderaan is a beautiful, peaceful planet. We'll go for walks in the meadow, and have picnics. We'll read and play and by happy.

Be careful on your journey today, my son. I love you. Until we meet again.

Love always, your Mother,

Padme Skywalker

Original cover by rhonderoo. HTML formatting copyright 2003 TheForce.Net LLC.

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Current Rating is 9.2 in 105 total ratings.

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Author: Mcily Nochi  (signed)
Date posted: 8/11/2003 3:34:24 PM
Mcily Nochi's Comments:

This is lovely. I loved the touch about Padme not being able to sacrifice herself anymore. It never occurred to me that she might have had that choice, and that she would view giving up Luke as the selfish thing to do.

Very insightful and thought-provoking.

Author: Bri-Alla Segion
Date posted: 8/12/2003 10:33:53 AM
Bri-Alla Segion's Comments:


Author: Danny
Date posted: 8/12/2003 6:51:11 PM
Danny's Comments:

I really liked this little fanfic Roo. Good job.

Author: jedi_michele
Date posted: 8/13/2003 9:02:43 AM
jedi_michele's Comments:

its even better in the archives!

Author: padme_sky81
Date posted: 8/13/2003 7:46:05 PM
padme_sky81's Comments:

You can feel Padme Love for Luke How much she did not want to let him go, but she knew she had no choose giveing him up was the harding thing for her to do and she had to let him go

Author: Nade_Naberrie  (signed)
Date posted: 8/14/2003 11:07:10 AM
Nade_Naberrie's Comments:

Never in my fanfic-reading life have I come close to tears in less than 3 pages. Wow. You poured so much emotion into such a short "letter." Awesome job.

Author: Jedi Knight Safira Felan
Date posted: 8/14/2003 8:00:02 PM
Jedi Knight Safira Felan's Comments:

Great job! I really enjoyed reading this!

Author: Qui-Gon Tim
Date posted: 8/14/2003 9:53:14 PM
Qui-Gon Tim's Comments:

Outstanding. A letter with emotions that only a parent could understand completely, yet only a mother could compose with such gut-wrenching authenticity.

Author: Chad Moore
Date posted: 8/15/2003 10:08:17 AM
Chad Moore's Comments:

Beautiful and heart wrenching. I absolutely loved Padme's brilliant letter. Excellent writing!

Author: Senator Leia
Date posted: 8/15/2003 9:01:00 PM
Senator Leia's Comments:

A beautiful letter from Padme I loved it. I enjoyed it very much. Keep them coming.

Author: princeskw
Date posted: 8/16/2003 10:27:50 AM
princeskw's Comments:

Awesome, a great touch, I almost can fill the tears in padme´s face, and the air, soft but tense in her bedromm!
Excelent job.. I believe tha GL himself will aplause it

Author: Larena_Jade
Date posted: 8/16/2003 2:17:04 PM
Larena_Jade's Comments:

I like your story a lot. I like how you made it so Padme DIDN'T know Anakin was Darth Vader now, that Obi-won told her as well that he was dead.

Author: ktbug5384
Date posted: 8/16/2003 3:04:02 PM
ktbug5384's Comments:

Wow! GL should read this! That was very pretty. The best fan fic I've read yet. Awesome, got a web page that you have more?!

Author: Mara14
Date posted: 8/16/2003 5:05:51 PM
Mara14's Comments:

Very Very touching. I liked it when you added the name Padme Skywalker, Not very many people put her Married name in Fan Fiction. I hope you write more in the future.

Author: Joanna Xux
Date posted: 8/16/2003 7:38:39 PM
Joanna Xux's Comments:

very good, and very touching, interesting perspective. I like the faith she has that she will see Luke again. :0)

Author: morwenestela14
Date posted: 8/19/2003 6:26:00 AM
morwenestela14's Comments:

Wow! Great job. I like it even better now then I did when I beta-read it. Keep up the good work!

Author: viggosgirl760
Date posted: 8/20/2003 9:05:25 AM
viggosgirl760's Comments:

this storyis was soo sad!

Author: Aeryn  (signed)
Date posted: 8/23/2003 8:13:52 PM
Aeryn's Comments:

Short and still very powerful - if it had been much longer the waterworks would definitely have been going. ;) Beautiful job.

Author: Jedi Trace  (signed)
Date posted: 8/26/2003 11:36:06 AM
Jedi Trace's Comments:

Oh wow. I'd never thought of it like that before....that she had planned to come back for him. Very touching. Great job!! :)

Author: Julie
Date posted: 8/26/2003 7:47:31 PM
Julie's Comments:

I never thought I'd wish something that was short would be longer....a touching the words of a beloved if much criticized jedi, "good job"

Date posted: 8/27/2003 7:17:53 PM
MJSLSBS's Comments:

So touching. I never really thought about this topic before how Padme wrote a letter to him. It was a great story. I liked it how you signed it Padme Skywalker.
Keep writing

Author: Fett Boy  (signed)
Date posted: 9/7/2003 6:27:55 AM
Fett Boy's Comments:

Very touching. I could hear Padme's sweet, soft, sorrowful voice as I read on. That's how a good story is made. A+

Author: JediMasterMariana
Date posted: 9/9/2003 2:24:21 PM
JediMasterMariana's Comments:

I LOVED IT!That Padmé acttually wrote a letter to Luke.It almost made me cry.

Author: Nameloc Rillem
Date posted: 9/12/2003 8:13:35 AM
Nameloc Rillem's Comments:

Wow! Great job!

Author: Vadooku
Date posted: 9/20/2003 6:53:06 PM
Vadooku's Comments:

I really enjoyed this. What I found to be the most gut-wrenching part was the fact that we know Padme will never see Luke again. It is a very sad thing. Very interesting....good job!

Author: Mark Jade
Date posted: 1/13/2004 9:26:51 PM
Mark Jade's Comments:

Great Job....

I can almost hear Natalie Portman's voice while I was reading this. A sad tone to her voice... with a slight touch of hope as well.


Mark J

Author: Little girl sith  (signed)
Date posted: 4/10/2004 4:53:04 PM
Little girl sith's Comments:

i thought this was sad, but i loved it. u portray Padme so well.

Author: Beth
Date posted: 10/22/2004 1:26:04 PM
Beth's Comments:

Yeah, that story really gets me. I just can't believe that after they'd married he'd betraid her like that...

Author: VaderLVR64  (signed)
Date posted: 11/2/2004 7:03:28 PM
VaderLVR64's Comments:

Incredibly well done! Lovely and poignant. I expect nothing less from you, though!

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