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Gungan to the left

Fire and Darkness (PG)

By : ami-padme

Archived on: Monday, July 16, 2001

Amidala's death, as Vader saw it.

Vader ran.

The unsettled terrain was grueling. Dense brush clawed at his suit and cape. Blooming trees swayed gently in the breeze.

Vader noticed none of it.

He ran.

He ran and wondered what exactly he thought he was doing.

Well...he was running. It was a curious experience. Even now, he wasn't wholly comfortable in the mechanical suit. And his duel with Obi-Wan was three years ago. Of course, the medics had assured him he would return to his peak level of performance and skill. Maybe they couldn't tell, but he hadn't fully recovered. He knew he was one step slower; slightly below where he needed to be. The sensation was maddening.

He couldn't take a quick breath. He couldn't take a deep breath. Sometimes he felt that everything he did revolved around the automated actions of his lungs. And though his cybernetic legs afforded him extra height, they weren't helping him move any faster now.

But it was his vision that troubled him most. The images filtered through the mask resembled a holo-projection. Various upgrades in his sight hadn't stopped the outside world from appearing...fake. Three years, and he hadn't accepted this surreal existence as his reality.

Little matter. Where his body had failed him, the Force would compensate. Palpatine's Dark Side teachings were often all that sustained him. Not today though. Today was about her - finding her.

How is it that nothing I've experienced - not the loss of my mother, not betrayal by the Jedi, not joining the Emperor - has erased her from my soul? Probably nothing ever will.

That brought Vader's running to an abrupt halt, a wave of bitterness enveloping him. He could admit he loved her now - when it was likely too late. Palpatine had surely known all along.

Vader knew he provoked his Master's suspicions repeatedly. Though he joined the Emperor with a fanatical belief in the ways of the Sith, his zeal subsided soon after the Clone Wars. He still agreed with Dark Side teachings, but something inside him had changed - and his suddenly reflective, low-key behavior signaled that. Palpatine incessantly probed his thoughts on the matter, but Vader countered with the strongest mind shield he could muster, determined to shut him out. But from what? When was the last time he allowed himself to think of her? To miss her? It felt like an eternity. It would be an eternity...

...because Palpatine found her first. Shivers ran up his spine. Vader took off again, sprinting towards the capital city. He had no clue if she was there, but guesses were all he had to go on.

Vader's search for her had been constantly hindered by a need for secrecy. He had only found out about her by sheer coincidence. An Imperial spy discovered her on Alderaan while tracking the royal family's suspected ties to the Alliance. Ignorant of the unusual status of this particular "traitor," the agent followed protocol by alerting Imperial command before forwarding a thorough account to Palpatine. Vader happened to spot the report mere minutes before its deletion. Vader left for Alderaan immediately, but knew the stormtrooper unit had a small, crucial head start. He had no doubt what would happen to Amidala if they found her first.

Vader almost unconsciously slowed his pace. His frustration was mounting. The speed with which he ran meant little if he wasn't headed in the right direction.

Vader stretched out to her with the Force. Nothing revealed her presence to him. As upsetting as that was, he was thankful for it. Apparently, nothing had happened to her - yet. Under normal circumstances, she kept a mind shield up for protection. Protection...from him. How ironic, given how desperate I am now to save -

Without warning, fear ripped through him and coursed through his veins. Vader barely had time to react to the sensation before it disappeared. But those few seconds were enough.

He knew they had found her.

She panicked when they first tackled her, and for an instant, her shield had wavered. Just as quickly, she restored it to ensure no information was obtained from her. The last thing Vader felt from her was a flash of defiance - they would not see her terror. If he had felt capable of it, Vader would have been amused.

But now, he was simply relieved that she was considerably closer than he thought. Amidala was in the forest; he wouldn't have to go all the way to the capital. With a surge of new energy, Vader set out in her direction.

With each stride, Vader's apprehension intensified. How would he react when he finally got there? Probably the same way he always had - awed by her presence, blinded by her beauty...

What would she think when she saw him? She'll simply see a monster, he thought bitterly. Her eyes would grow wide. Her breath would catch in her throat.

She'll recoil in disgust, trying to distance herself from the hideous vision in front of her... Vader was beginning to feel ill.

None of it mattered. Finding her was his only concern.

And then...

She was in his sights. Amidala lay on the ground, surrounded by six stormtroopers. Every attempt to stand, to escape, to move was met with a kick or a punch. The troopers mocked her efforts as they discussed what to do with her before her "accidental" death.

Vader watched Amidala glare at her attackers, her brown eyes flashing angrily. He watched her body jerk violently with each blow. Watched her hair fly untamed around the welts and scratches on her face.

He watched one of the stormtroopers approach her ominously.

In all the years he had known her, Vader had never seen Amidala look afraid. But now, he plainly saw defeat in her eyes. It broke a heart he wasn't aware he still had.

Without warning, all six stormtroopers hurtled through the air at break-neck speed. Screams of confusion and terror reverberated throughout the woods, until sickening thuds indicated they had smashed into tree trunks. The troopers collapsed lifelessly to the ground.

Vader crouched beside his stunned wife. Gently, almost reverently, he lifted her chin.

Amidala met his gaze, shocked by his presence and by what he had done to her assailants. Though she had never seen him in his suit, she immediately knew it was her husband. Amidala absorbed the appalling image before her, struggling to reconcile it with the young, handsome man she had fallen in love with. The man she had never believed was completely gone. Vader wasn't him. Vader hadn't destroyed him.

But if anything could convince her that the man she loved no longer existed, it was the figure before her. The black mask. That strange breathing...this couldn't possibly be him. Yet here he was, having just saved her - bent over her in a posture of concern. Even hidden by this dreadful disguise, Anakin, her Anakin, still shone through.

Moments lapsed silently. Amidala pulled herself into a sitting position.

Finally, Vader found his voice. "Are you harmed?"

Amidala, shaken by the filtered sound, merely shook her head no.

"You are obviously injured, Amidala," Vader replied. His hand went toward a dark discoloration on her face, but stopped just short of touching her. Amidala still said nothing, continuing to stare at him.

Vader abruptly stood, towering over his wife. "We must return to my ship. If you are able to walk, we should leave immediately." This was not a suggestion. It was a command that brooked no room for dispute - or so he hoped. Vader was trying to shake himself out of the emotional haze he was in, desperate to gain control of the situation, and himself.

Amidala did not move. Instead, she softly whispered, "Thank you."

She continued before he could form an appropriate response. "You don't have to be didn't have to do this...but somehow, I've always known...always felt that you would."

Her voice cut through to his core. Vader forgot about regaining control. Deep down, Amidala's words were what he had longed for.

Amidala stood and moved closer to him. Her hand reached up to touch the "cheek" of his mask; she stared as though she were trying to make eye contact. "What happened to you, Ani?" she asked quietly.

Mask be damned - her touch electrified him. Terrified him. What had happened to him? What had he become?

As if she were reading his thoughts - she always said she didn't need to be a Jedi to do that - she whispered, "No Ani, you're not a monster. A monster wouldn't have risked so much to save me."

Vader felt her sorrow. Not horror, not judgment...just searing anguish and a staggering sense of guilt. She still believed she had failed him; still held herself responsible for losing him to Palpatine.

"It's not...your fault, Amidala," Vader managed to say. His mind spun with things he needed to tell her. Nothing was making sense to him anymore.

"Oh, Ani..." Amidala sighed, seeming to understand what he couldn't articulate.

A blaster shot rang out. Amidala's back seized violently as the impact flung her into Vader's arms. A shriek escaped her lips. Vader felt the burn on her back - felt her slip slowly toward the ground. He carefully let her fall.

Vader frantically scanned the area and found a stormtrooper fleeing. The trooper froze in mid-stride. As his hand reached for his neck, he hurled through the air and slammed into a nearby tree.

Vader collapsed to his knees and stared at his wife. She was already fading, life draining from her body. Vader gathered her in his arms, cradling her against him in agony.

Why didn't I sense the danger? I couldn't feel a stormtrooper that close?

I should have known. I should have stopped him.

But no...he had allowed his emotions to run wild. He had become unfocused, distracted...weak. Oblivious to his surroundings; unable to focus on anything but her.

And now she would die because of it.

Amidala's eyes fluttered open. She almost managed a small smile. "At least I know I was right about you, Anakin..." Her voice trailed off. Her eyes closed. Her body went limp in his arms.

Vader stared at Amidala's lifeless form.

His focus began to return.

The Dark Side reclaimed him, infused him with its energy.

Her light was gone, nothing but the Darkness remained now.

Vader laid Amidala down, straightening her arms along her sides. As he stood, sparks ignited from the ground around Amidala's body. The sparks turned into flames - the beginnings of her funeral pyre.

The fire began to consume her. And the Darkness continued to consume him. He barely noticed the flames start to spread to the surrounding grass. Outsmarted - defeated - by a stormtrooper! The thought sickened him. He resolved that he would never be so weak again.

The fire crawled up nearby trees. Vader still stood there, unaffected by the flames.

Palpatine was still right. Palpatine had always been right.

His powers had been diluted. And for what? A tearful reunion?

No, he vowed. This can never, ever happen again.

Vader turned his back on Amidala and headed for his ship. The blaze trailed him - leaping from tree to tree, devouring grass, destroying everything in its path. Vader was unconcerned.

Hatred seared within him - hatred at himself. His former self.

The fire strayed from its path, scattering in all directions. A segment made its way to the capital city.

No more doubts. No more inaction.

He would experience the complete breadth of his powers with no childish memories to hold him back.

With that decision made, Vader turned to face the now raging fire. This is true power, he told himself. Command over nature; the ability to destroy. A minute ago, he couldn't stop an inept stormtrooper. No matter what she had thought or said, Anakin was a failure.

As Vader he was strong. Anakin was dead.

Vader calmed his mind, encouraging his anger and hatred to fester within him. When he felt utterly in command of himself, those emotions flowed through him and towards the fire.

A fireball billowed up and exploded from the forest, racing in every direction with startling speed. As Alderaan burned, Vader closed the remaining distance to his ship. He boarded it, set course for Coruscant, and left his former life behind.

In the capital city, panic ensued as the fire bore down upon them. A little girl watched the scene from the royal palace, despair and loss washing over her. She was horrified by what she saw, but knew that wasn't the reason she was hurting. Something else had happened. The pain was acute, but she couldn't quite place it.

"Leia, please come away from the window, honey," Bail Organa gave her a hug and picked her up. Leia took a last look at the fire, then buried herself in her father's arms as he carried her away.

Original cover design by Julie. HTML formatting copyright 2001 TheForce.Net LLC.

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Current Rating is 9.66 in 339 total ratings.

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Author: Darth Pipes  (signed)
Date posted: 7/16/2001 8:35:45 PM
Darth Pipes's Comments:

This is easily one of the best fics I ever read. This introduced me to ami-padme and was the reason I asked her to help me co-write the What if the Empire stories.

This is a wonderful, emotional piece. A great job was done here with both Vader and Amidala. The first of many classics from ami-padme. :)

Author: tessa
Date posted: 7/16/2001 9:46:16 PM
tessa's Comments:

Wow! this story was amazing. it let me see that anakin, even in vader form was able to love. i was sad that amidala died though, but it will happen sometime. very good story!

Author: FanFic Apprentice
Date posted: 7/17/2001 2:19:54 PM
FanFic Apprentice's Comments:

Very good story. Another one of those 'what if' ticklers (i.e. what if Amidala hadn't died?) because it teases us with the prospect of Vader being 'turnable' even at this point.

Can't wait until the next installment from ami-padme.

Author: Qwi Xux
Date posted: 7/18/2001 4:04:20 PM
Qwi Xux's Comments:

Wow! That was amazing. It's like I was really experiancing my queen's pain... you are a gifted writer. Keep up the talented work. If you would like to read some of my work, please email me and I'll send it too you. Thanx for writing such a great work!

Author: Princess_LaLa
Date posted: 7/18/2001 8:21:11 PM
Princess_LaLa's Comments:

A wonderful fic. I really loved that. What more can i say...
yeah, taht almost made me cry, and i don't do that a lot.
Keep up the good work.

Author: The Cynical Pirate
Date posted: 7/20/2001 10:13:25 PM
The Cynical Pirate's Comments:

I was very impressed with the way ami-padme wrote this novel. I felt like I was reading a novel that had been publushed, and I would not be suprised if ami-padme had a future in literature. I rate this a 10, and hopefully wish to write a novel with the same excellence. This was a good read. :)

-Swin Agen

Author: hongera
Date posted: 7/21/2001 11:51:50 AM
hongera's Comments:

Very well written, it goes to show that even VADER himself CAN NOT escape hyponotizing power of a WOMAN!!!!!

Author: jordanz dirty dawg
Date posted: 7/23/2001 1:57:01 PM
jordanz dirty dawg's Comments:

wow, ami-padme!! this story was absolutely riveting!! it had action and adventure, plus drama and romance. what more can you ask for in a fanfic?? great rock! :)

Author: Emily
Date posted: 7/23/2001 4:10:58 PM
Emily's Comments:

Wow! This was the first fanfic I've read, and I'm going to read a lot more. That was spectacular. I always knew there was more to Vader than meets the eye, but I never guessed that underneath that conglomeration of metal and plastic that gives him life is -- was -- a real man with real emotions that could be utterly destroyed. This story really gives Vader life and reality, and suggests a way for Vader to be so heartless, yet still turn against Palpatine in the end to save his son.

Author: FernWithy  (signed)
Date posted: 7/23/2001 5:30:25 PM
FernWithy's Comments:

This is one of my all time favorite Vader stories. The image of the fire spreading out from its heart -- and from his -- is stunning.

Author: Mcily Nochi
Date posted: 7/25/2001 8:19:45 PM
Mcily Nochi's Comments:

Yes! Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!!! That was great. I loved how Anakin still exists inside Vader; it really fits with the end of "Jedi." W

Author: Quiller
Date posted: 7/25/2001 10:18:25 PM
Quiller's Comments:

Wonderful characterization of a complex man. You injected a vibrancy into your portrait of Anakin/Vader that made him come alive.

Author: The Great Yoda  (signed)
Date posted: 7/25/2001 10:38:28 PM
The Great Yoda's Comments:

WOW!!! Brilliant this was! Especially liked the end I did.

Author: C.Horn
Date posted: 8/4/2001 7:58:20 PM
C.Horn's Comments:

Well it was interesting enough for me to read it all the way through, but I think it could have been writen a bit better. I don't think I could write any better so kudos.

Author: thrawn's lackey
Date posted: 8/5/2001 1:50:15 AM
thrawn's lackey's Comments:

Like the comment I made in the "Sands of Time" review page: I hope that George is taking note of these great versions of possible story lines. He'd be a fool not to!

Author: Qui-Gon Tim
Date posted: 8/28/2001 12:57:46 PM
Qui-Gon Tim's Comments:

Very good piece. It sorta had a Phantom of the Opera sadness to it, which I loved. It left me knowing that Vader does have some emotions, but supposedly to him, noone to share them with. I feel inspired now to write on the subject of Darth Vader the inner-conflict and the crimes that he may not have wanted to commit against others in the name of his Emperor. He is a very complex character now! I hope Lucas will dwell more on this complexity in the next two films. Or perhaps you will.

Author: Helen Vader
Date posted: 9/25/2001 12:16:31 PM
Helen Vader's Comments:

An awesome fanfic. Very emotional, very tragic. I've always been fascinated by the human side of Darth Vader, and this one is one of my favourites. Congratulations!

Author: C4GO
Date posted: 10/7/2001 9:35:01 PM
C4GO's Comments:

That was great! very sad though :(

Author: zanux marz
Date posted: 10/22/2001 9:46:34 PM
zanux marz's Comments:

Touching. Maybe the reason that Vader saves Luke's life is because he feels that Luke is all that is left of Amidala/Padme. He can't bear to see her die again. Letting Luke live allows his beloved wife to live on.

Author: X-Imperial
Date posted: 11/17/2001 12:27:56 AM
X-Imperial's Comments:

A great story with good emotions. Well written.

Author: Jedi_Johnson
Date posted: 5/29/2002 1:09:58 PM
Jedi_Johnson's Comments:

I can sum up my thoughts in one word: Wonderful.

Author: Viari Skywalker  (signed)
Date posted: 6/22/2002 6:42:21 PM
Viari Skywalker's Comments:

AWESOME!!!! I loved it! I read this on a different site and it was one of the first fanfics I ever read, so I'm glad that it's here too! You are so awesome. Vader is my favorite character, and I love it when authors explore his emotions and thoughts! Incredible job!

Author: lord damoniius
Date posted: 7/2/2002 10:50:44 PM
lord damoniius's Comments:

amazing. simply , amazing.

Author: Viari Skywalker  (signed)
Date posted: 8/4/2002 6:26:40 PM
Viari Skywalker's Comments:

Again I have to tell you what an awesome job you did on this story! It was truly wonderful, and this time I wanted to add that I loved the ending where Leia is feeling pain through the Force! I just love it when people show Leia's Force sensitivity. I thnk it is important to show that she was just as strong as Luke, even though it wasn't explored in the movies as much as Luke's abilities. I hope that made sense...I have a tendency to speak nonsense. Anyway, I love your story and I would love to see more from you! By the way, I love the new cover art! Who did it? I was just curious. Great job! You are a wonderful writer!

Author: ami-padme  (signed)
Date posted: 8/4/2002 6:59:24 PM
ami-padme's Comments:

Julie -- another wonderful author at the archive -- did the new cover for me, and I love it and thank her. And I thank everyone who's left such great comments on this story. I'm glad you all enjoyed it, and look forward to comments from future readers. :)

Author: Darth Kylosss  (signed)
Date posted: 8/5/2002 5:50:44 AM
Darth Kylosss's Comments:

This was a fantastic story!!! Vader was brilliant!!! although i do think padme being killed by a stormtrooper was a bit unexciting, but maybe that was the point

cover was excellent too

Author: Jediluke
Date posted: 8/5/2002 11:22:02 AM
Jediluke's Comments:

One of the best ones I've read on this website yet!

Author: FernWithy
Date posted: 8/5/2002 11:33:31 AM
FernWithy's Comments:

You know, this story started out terrific, and got *way* better after Clones. Good call on the imagery. :)

Author: Niralle
Date posted: 8/5/2002 9:23:14 PM
Niralle's Comments:

What I find most rewarding about this story is the author's style. Consistant and thorough, the description of surroundings and emotions didn't seem to consume the story's pace. Everything happened swiftly, but not without quality. :)

Personally, I enjoyed the description of the flames the most. You obviously have a knack for writing. Good work with future pieces.


Author: matt2extreme
Date posted: 8/6/2002 6:01:16 PM
matt2extreme's Comments:

Hey I just got through with this TOTALLY AWESOME story. This is really really good, you showed how Anakin still had intense feelings for Padme, regardless of the dark side. And her love for him, despite his mask and such. keep up the good work!

Author: JediWatcher
Date posted: 8/7/2002 10:04:06 AM
JediWatcher's Comments:

I've nothing to say except, I cried.

Author: kristy
Date posted: 8/7/2002 11:35:08 AM
kristy's Comments:

Nice imagery, and well-written. But all I could think about was, why was Padme running through the forest in the first place? I guess so Vader could find her alone. <g>

Author: Boba_Fett
Date posted: 8/8/2002 6:44:30 AM
Boba_Fett's Comments:

Great, the story was tragic and wonderful. One of the best storys I have read.

Author: JediPug1  (signed)
Date posted: 8/13/2002 8:41:53 PM
JediPug1's Comments:

This story was fantastic! It actually made me cry! I loved how you tied Leia in at the end, also...very clever!

Author: Lossendillwen
Date posted: 8/24/2002 8:58:27 AM
Lossendillwen's Comments:

Omigod. That was so sad. Very beautifully written, I must commend u for your writting skills. U really have moved me. Keep up the good work!

Author: Amanda
Date posted: 8/24/2002 7:08:36 PM
Amanda's Comments:

Wow. Thats all I can say really. Amazing fic, very moving and brilliantly written. One of my faves now :)

Author: jedisister
Date posted: 8/27/2002 7:08:58 PM
jedisister's Comments:

Loved the story! Only thing I didn't think quite right was Vader calling her Amidala. I think he would've called her Padme like he does in AOTC. other than that it was great and I too liked how you tied Leia into feeling the death of her Mother. Keep up the good work.

Author: Darth Tyranus
Date posted: 8/30/2002 6:30:53 AM
Darth Tyranus's Comments:

This was an awesome piece of writing...full of emotion that is hard to believe Vader had. You are a great author and I enjoyed your writing. Keep up the good work.

Author: Terra Fete
Date posted: 9/7/2002 7:35:14 AM
Terra Fete's Comments:

I thought it was very good as i didn't know how she died but i think it was a bit short and could have been made longer other it's excelent

Author: SailorStarz  (signed)
Date posted: 9/8/2002 6:47:39 PM
SailorStarz's Comments:

This is great...I will keep on reading this one over and over 4 sure!

Author: LLL  (signed)
Date posted: 9/15/2002 12:58:44 PM
LLL's Comments:

I forget where I read this before, but I liked it then and now.

Does this cover remind anyone of some grotesque version of that Gone With the Wind movie poster??


Author: angel kenobi
Date posted: 9/28/2002 3:57:23 PM
angel kenobi's Comments:

Very very nice story. I"m a newbie here, so this was definately a good way to start out, by reading an awesome story. Very nice with the emotions and descriptions. I loved it.

Author: DamonKaid
Date posted: 11/4/2002 12:45:40 AM
DamonKaid's Comments:


Nice piece, truly moving to the typical sw freak.

Author: Spencer
Date posted: 12/15/2002 2:17:09 PM
Spencer's Comments:

i love it, but the only thing stupid is how easily padme dies. but it is your story and i like it.

Author: Umich Jedi
Date posted: 1/14/2003 1:53:56 AM
Umich Jedi's Comments:

One of the best Fan Fics I've read yet...hope to see more from this author!!

Author: laura
Date posted: 2/8/2003 6:25:24 PM
laura's Comments:

This was amazing... very good! It made me want to cry....

Author: lordhead
Date posted: 6/29/2003 3:55:31 AM
lordhead's Comments:

holy cow!!! i got goosebumps reading the end of this. good job on this one!!

Author: Dark Armored One
Date posted: 7/4/2003 8:34:50 PM
Dark Armored One's Comments:

You know its a well written tragedy when you've got that uneasy, sick to your stomach feeling, and you ask yourself, why did it have to end like that? Very well done.

Author: rhonderoo  (signed)
Date posted: 8/4/2003 6:59:12 PM
rhonderoo's Comments:

Wow! I just found this A-P!!! Great job on our favorite character! Its amazing you got Anakin and Padme's relationship this down pat BEFORE "Clones"!!!

Author: Gabirllie_Amidalia  (signed)
Date posted: 10/6/2003 3:34:03 PM
Gabirllie_Amidalia's Comments:

all i can say is WOW!

Author: kevin
Date posted: 10/13/2003 7:06:25 PM
kevin's Comments:

wow amazing you captured aniken/vaders feelings
good job - peace.

Author: Lady Skywalker
Date posted: 1/8/2004 4:54:29 PM
Lady Skywalker's Comments:

There are tears flowing down my cheeks at this story. I am a fan of Anakin and the very idea of their love breaking is unbearable. But this story ended it so well. I am taken aback. This is so well written. :)

Author: Ani-maniac
Date posted: 11/19/2004 6:15:18 PM
Ani-maniac's Comments:

That was wonderful. You really captured Anakin's thoughts and feelings well. I loved it!!!

Author: geo3
Date posted: 1/9/2005 9:40:10 PM
geo3's Comments:

You've gotta love the "random fic" button!

It's really interesting to read a story about these characters that evidently was written before AOTC came out. When you've got them "right" in the first place, as you have here, it doesn't really change anything, does it? The living, beating heart of the story is there, and as fresh now as when it was archived. I really enjoyed this!

The only thing I might have longed for is the deeper intimacy of Vader using the name "Padme" - if not all the way through (perhaps he no longer allows himself to think of her using that name?) - then at least once or twice at moments of his greatest weakness. But that's minor.

The scene with Leia at the end was perfection.

Author: Greg
Date posted: 5/21/2005 5:48:22 PM
Greg's Comments:

I was taken ... even when vader had his armor on - that he asked about his wife...the conflict
was still there for him at the beginning -between good and evil...did he really think darth sidious
could save his wife ?

Author: CountessChristine  (signed)
Date posted: 6/1/2005 10:07:31 PM
CountessChristine's Comments:

This is perfect. Definitley publishable work. You did an incredible job of capturing the ambivalence Vader would feel in that situation. I like that, in the end, he stayed true to his Dark Jedi beliefs and regarded his momentary "slip" from the Sith way of thought as a passing weakness. I like how you so adeptly brought out the Jeckyll/Hyde nature of Vader. Again, great piece.

Author: jedi1952
Date posted: 2/14/2010 2:23:30 PM
jedi1952's Comments:

Even though this is truly AU since ROTS, I think your version of Padme's death is more realistic. I never found how she just gave up in ROTS believeable for such a strong character.

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