How did Anakin propose? Or how did Padme propose when she got sick of his stuttering?
Anakin definitely proposes, and I can’t really think of any situation where I’d describe what he does as “stuttering”? If anything, he talks TOO much. He monologues. When it comes to Padme, he has no chill at all. He comes on really strong, but she finds it endearing I guess. She’s usually pretty level-headed and certainly very on-task… until he starts waxing poetic about how much she rocks his entire universe. She gets super swept up in him and it wakes up her impulsive streak, so she ends up agreeing to things like eloping at 19.
At this point I’m a bit stuck though, because I’m just not well versed or invested enough in Anidala to know what exact sort of proposal it is. They don’t have to hide their love in this ‘verse, which is obviously an enormously good thing. But I can’t get a read on whether or not the sneaking around aspect was actually a little thrilling at first? The whole ~forbidden love~ thing making it seem much more dramatic and romantic than just regular love. If that’s the case, then maybe it was a private proposal? But like dramatic-secretive-private, not just sitting around a room alone together. Midnight walk under the stars or something? Epic cheesy monologue about beauty and stars and being the universe, and there’s just something really enchanting and dramatic about the middle of a clear night. Also, obviously, “Across the Stars” reference.
From the moment I met you, all those years ago, not a day has gone by when I haven’t thought of you. And now that I’m with you again… I’m in agony. The closer I get to you, the worse it gets. The thought of not being with you- I can’t breath. I’m haunted by the kiss that you should never have given me. My heart is beating… hoping that kiss will not become a scar. You are in my very soul, tormenting me.
I wanted to post this on Anidala Week day# 7: Free For All, but I got really busy that day to finish these but I just had enough time to finish them now, though, I’m not very happy with the way they turned out but I thought it would be really cool to see Padme as a Jedi, so this happened! I hope you guys enjoy! :D
“I’ll see you again, ” he promised me in that fierce, serious way he has. I touched his cheek. “I have no doubt that you will, ” I told him. “Our fates are bound together, Anakin. That I know. ” - Queen Amidala’s Journal
Attack of the Clones | Deleted Scene BTS | Padmé and C3PO
C-3PO: “You see, when Master Annie made me, he never quite found the time to give me any outer covering. It’s so humiliating.
Padmé: “Maybe we can do something about it.”
It’s such a pity this scene didn’t make it into the final cut of the movie because just like the rest of the AOTC deleted scenes it adds even more depth and meaning to the Anidala relationship and their connection to their children. Futhermore it shows how well thought-out the whole story was by George Lucas as he elaborated even the smallest detail regarding the Skywalker family legacy and the story continuity.
Padmé: Let’s see, if we put this… here…”
C-3PO: “Ooooh! That tickles.”
Padmé: “You’ll have to be quiet, Threepio. Hold still, please.”
The whole moment is significant and epic on many different levels -
10 years ago
Anakin built C3PO and now Padmé completes him. This basically makes the droid their mutual creation, their baby and it’s as if they made him as a gift for their children without actually knowing it; first serving their daughter, then their son and later them both, so in this way the parents will always be a part of their children’s lives.
Owen: “Well, Padmé, I think he should be yours from now on…I know that is what my Mom would want.”
Not only does Padmé complete C3PO in the same rundown workshop where her son cleans him 23 years later, Owen also gives the droid to Padmé not unlike he entrusts the him to Luke (no doubt happy to finally get rid off that chatterbox); which also explicitly explains the reason for C3PO’s departure with Anakin and Padmé later in the movie. It’s a short but also important and private moment between Padmé and Owen - uncle and foster father to her son, the man who loved him and protected him when she no longer could and brought him up into the good man, the good person he later becomes, in many ways so similar to his own father. There is also this little moment when Owen calls Shmi his ”mom” which accentuates the fact that he is indeed Anakin’s family and Padmé’s future brother-in-law which is something that kind of got lost or was barely implied in the original version of AOTC.