the thing about anakin is like. he’s got this unfortunate double-whammy going on where not only do the prequels (and the OT to a slightly lesser extent) have an absolute glut of unexplored ‘what-if’-breeding potential, but he’s also stuck in what could arguably be called a Bad End version of events (up until rotj at least) - the combination of which tends to be 'what if these totally plausible things changed just enough to make his life less miserable.’ ergo, SO MANY FIX-IT AUS. SO MANY.
You’re telling me, friend.
The number of Anakin AUs I could come up with is pretty much infinite. Also the number of Padme AUs. (Though those two tend to go hand in hand, for me anyway.)