|ingrid (ingrid) wrote in starwars_fic,|
@ 2007-06-12 14:46:00
DRABBLE FIC: Dark Queen Rising (VII-IX)
Title: Dark Queen Rising (VII-IX)
Fandom: Star Wars - Episodes 1-111
Genre: Alternate Timeline/Universe - Drabbles
Summary: An alternate Sith plan and the hunt begins. An AU SW story told in drabbles (100 word segments.)
Warning: Disturbing content, bound to get worse.
[Drabbles I-III] [Drabbles IV-VI]
At seven, they discovered their mental bond.
Mostly by accident, on a cold night when Leia crawled into her brother's narrow bed, ostensibly for warmth.
But somehow Luke knew it was more than that and pressing his forehead to his sister's, he felt the residual pain of that afternoon's reprimands. He startled, then calmed, as the light of discovery was reflected back at him in Leia's eyes.
It was like breathing then, hearing her voice in his mind.
I don't think we should tell Mother about this, he said, not aloud, but Leia's response came quickly enough.
No, we shouldn't.
This was the year Anakin felt a whisper of Force kinship across infinity. A childish touch through the darkness and when he took the controls of his and Obi-Wan's battered ship, he didn't falter.
"You have something," Obi-Wan observed, his tired eyes brightening for the first time in years.
"Yes, Master," Anakin replied, as if on autopilot, his knuckles white as he flew. "There," he whispered as an Outer Rim system slowly came into view. "That's it."
"Telia," Obi-Wan breathed and carefully, he pulled Anakin's hand away from the board. He squeezed the cold fingers. "Now we tread like Jedi."
They were only allowed to look out the window for a moment, but it was long enough.
The sky over Telia was bright with the lights of war. Both children strained to see more, but were eventually pulled away by their guards and tucked into a bunker by a shivering nanny, the seventh one in as many years.
"To sleep, to sleep," she ordered, her voice trembling and they pretended to obey.
Later, as the air around them calmed, Luke touched his sister's hand: I'm afraid.
I am too, she replied.
It was the first lie she ever told him.
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