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Father and Son

@kaelinaloveslomaris gave me a prompt of Vader and Luke surviving RotJ, Vader carrying Luke, and Luke holding Vader’s hand.  (I may have been grumbling about Dreamwalker again.)  So have a ficlet!  It immediately follows a slightly different fight on the second Death Star.

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Beauty and the Beast, a father/son Star Wars version

Beauty and the Beast is my favourite fairy tale ever, and one of my favourite Disney movies. I often played with the idea of a sort of cross-over between Star Wars and Beauty and the Beast, but not necessary a romantic one. One of my favourite things about Star Wars is Luke and Vader’s relationship, so I thought, why not a BatB/Star Wars cross-over starring Luke as Beauty and Vader as the Beast? It’s not that difficult imagining Luke as Belle singing “I WANT ADVENTURES IN THE BIG WILD SOMEWHEEEERE” and “There must be more than this provincial life” while in Tatooine, and saving his father with the power of his love. However, this cross-over is mostly with the fairy tale version with some parts of the Disney version!

The story begins with an important leader of the Rebellion. Let’s take General Dodonna. Imagine him in his ship, coming back to the Secret Base of the Rebel Alliance after something important he has to attend to. He becomes lost on his way. Seeking shelter, he enters an odd looking palace in Mustafar (who knew this hellish planet was inhabited?) where he is confronted by Darth Vader himself. Much to his surprise, Vader tells him he will let him go, but only if an important personality from the Rebel Alliance, like Mon Mothma, Princess Leia or Luke Skywalker will come to take his place (Dodonna doesn’t notice how Vader seemed to insist on “Luke Skywalker”), and if he doesn’t obey, Vader will find him and kill him. Dodonna is upset but reluctantly accepts the condition. He leaves the planet to rejoin the Rebel Alliance where he shares his misadventures with the Rebels.

Han, Wedge and a group of Rebels who are close to Luke and Leia, say they’ll go to find and fight Vader, but Luke dissuades them, saying they will stand no chance against the Sith Lord. Luke accepts Vader’s deal and says he’ll willingly go to Vader’s Castle. Han, Leia and the Rebels try to dissuade him from leaving right into Vader’s claws, but Luke doesn’t have any of that, gently reproof them, and insist that he’ll go, in order to save the Alliance, and because Leia, Mon Mothma and others are too important for the Rebel Alliance, and they can afford to be without him. The Rebels disagree but nothing they can say or do will change Luke’s mind.

Luke goes to Mustafar, where he is received by Vader. Luke offers Vader to take him instead of Leia or Mon Mothma. Of course, Vader is only too happy to accept Luke’s deal (he had been hoping it would be Luke coming to him after all). Vader then informs Luke while he won’t be allowed to leave, he is now as much the master of the Castle than Vader. Luke is surprised to see Vader is giving him new clothes, quality food the Alliance couldn’t afford to have, and carries on lengthy conversations with him. 

Every night, Vader is keeping Luke company while he eats and every night, Vader asks him to join him, only to be refused each time. Vader sulks over Luke’s rejection. The cohabitation isn’t an easy one. Vader keeps offering Luke the Galaxy and himself as his teacher, but Luke won’t have any of that and continue to proclaim his loyalty to the Light Side of the Force, his friends and the Rebel Alliance. Sometimes, it leads to clashes between Luke and Vader, with Luke being defiant and stubborn (and proving to have inherited of his father’s sass) and Vader proclaiming he would have him in the end, no matter how much he will resist him. Only, one day, Vader’s anger inadvertently chased Luke by frightening him. Luke gets injured in the process, almost getting hurt because of the lava. He is surprised to see Vader ready to nurse his wounds, and not torture him from attempting to escape. Little does he know Vader was so afraid Luke would end up being hurt by the same lava who made him what he is now, more a machine than a man.

Eventually, they begin to bond. Vader delights Luke by telling him stories about his mother, Padmé, and harmless stories of his past (nothing about the Jedi, mostly about the planets he saw and visited, and the fights he had been in) while Luke offers Vader stories about his childhood and teenagers years, and tells him about his dream to travel across the Galaxy, to see the stars and visit every planet of the Galaxy.

For several months, Luke lives a life of almost luxury (Vader was never a man of luxury, due to his old life as a slave and as a Jedi) and comfort at the Castle, even ending up enjoying Vader’s company, when he’s not trying to persuade him to join him and the Dark Side. Eventually, Luke becomes “home sick”, missing Han, Leia and his friends from the Alliance more than ever, and he begs Vader to allow him to go and see them. Vader first refuse, not willing to see his son out of his grasp, afraid he will never have him again. Eventually, after days of persuasion, Vader reluctantly allows Luke to go and see his friends, on the condition Luke will returns exactly a week later. Luke agrees to this and sets off for the Alliance secret hideout with an enchanted mirror. The mirror allows Luke to see what is going on back at Vader’s Castle.

Luke returns to the Rebel Alliance, where he is received with a huge surprise (almost everyone expected him to be dead) but warmly, mostly from Leia, Han, Wedge, Chewbacca  and the droids. They are however surprised to see him well fed and well dressed, and in perfect health. They thought Vader would torture and starve him. Some jealous Rebels are unhappy to see Luke is back, and livid to see Vader didn’t harm him. Upon hearing Luke must return to Vader on a certain day, they beg him to stay another day, which Han, Leia and others were already doing, but while they are doing that because they aren’t willing to see Luke leaving again, the jealous Rebels are doing this in the hope Vader will be angry with Luke for breaking his promise and kill him. Luke’s heart is moved by his friends’s show of love, and he agrees to stay.

Other Rebels, who are loyal to Luke, don’t want him to go back to Vader. One of them hears Luke talking to his friends and slipping Vader’s location. He manages to convince a troop of Rebels to go to Mustafar and fight Vader, to protect Luke and as revenge against the Empire, while other Rebels will keep Luke on the Rebel Base.

However, Luke begins to feel guilty about breaking his promise to Vader, and uses the mirror to see him back at the Castle. He is horrified to discover that Vader seems more depressed than ever, almost heartbroken. Luke immediately takes his ship, almost fighting the Rebels who wish to keep him on the Base and deaf to his friends’s pleas, and return to Mustafar. However, the Rebels arrived on the planet first and attempt to fight the Sith Lord. Vader, while fighting the Rebels, appears to be weaker than usual, as he is too depressed to truly fight back and kill the Rebel, believing Luke hates him and doesn’t want to return to him. He however perks up after feeling Luke’s Force presence coming closer to the Castle. 

Luke convinces the Rebels to let him handle Vader and goes after him. When they’re alone, Luke asks his father for forgiveness, telling him he always intended to return. When Vader asks why, Luke confesses his love for him and his wish to have his father back. Something then changes inside Vader. Anakin is not quite back yet. However, both Luke and Vader now know Anakin is still alive inside Vader.

The story ends with Luke promising his father to fight the Emperor by his side, when the time will come, but as a Rebel, as a Jedi and most importantly as Anakin’s son. Vader then decides to let Luke go back to the Rebel Alliance with the promise they’ll see each other again.

You’re free to imagine a scene where Vader and Luke dance together, if you want ~

anonymous asked:

I was just rewatching The Force Awakens and thinking about how if Kylo wanted to be more like Vader, General Hux should not have survived the movie. Heck, Vader probably would have choked Hux to death in that first conversation after Finn defected.

Haha, yeah. Well. Maybe. 

I mean—part of it is that Kylo and Hux are much more equal in stature than Vader and Ozzel/Piett/Needa/et al. Vader obeyed when Tarkin told him to back off from someone else, so I suspect Vader wouldn’t have dared attack Tarkin himself. Hux occupies a more Tarkin-like position in the FO hierarchy, I imagine. The difference is that Tarkin and Vader got along fairly well, despite the strain/I-told-you-sos over the Death Star. Kylo and Hux loathe each other and are locked into power games.

If Vader had actually hated Tarkin, though … it’s hard to say how that would go.

But another issue with Hux and Kylo is that they’re young. Both are hungry for Snoke’s approval in their different ways, and both are given a certain amount of authority but kept firmly in place. Neither dares much without Snoke’s say-so, IMO, which keeps them leashed wrt their hatred for each other. Also, Kylo is half-trained as both Jedi and Darksider, whereas Vader was fully trained as both and had the assurance that came from it. Kylo is a lot more uncertain, which I think factors into how he deals with it—i.e., snide and passive-aggressive, not violent in the way he can be elsewhere.

Double Agent Vader Fic: Shape-Changer

*casually drops in after a week’s absence with surprise fic*

So I didn’t think I would ever write the beginning of Vader’s double agent career, but marajadesbutt sent me an ask about what Anakin’s initial motivation for turning double agent was, and to my surprise, fic happened.

I pondered a lot of different ways all of this could have started, but ultimately, Anakin rebuilds himself in the image of the survival narratives of Tatooine slavery. So it seemed fitting that everything should begin with a story.

(Also ftr I’m going with the idea that Palpatine actually drained Padmé’s life force to keep Anakin alive, since imo that makes the most sense of how Palpatine knows that she’s dead at all.)

His Master liked to say that Vader was born in fire on Mustafar. But Ekkreth was born in the desert.

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Shape-Changer

Tatooine hadn’t changed.

The suns still blazed, and the heat still beat down, and the sand still got everywhere. That last, especially, was true. Vader could feel it grinding against his metal bones.

He didn’t feel the heat anymore, not within this climate controlled life support suit. And he didn’t feel the burning of the suns, either, or need to shield his eyes against the light or his skin against the biting wind. But he still felt the sand. That would never change.

He almost welcomed it.

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The Empire Job part 1

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Summary: The Leverage team is hired to take down the Emperor, and Vader seems like the perfect way to do so. In the process, they end up uncovering multiple secrets.

Characters: Nate Ford, Sophie Devereaux, Alec Hardison, Parker, Eliot Spencer, Jack Hurley

Word Count: 2405

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Nate sighed and stared down into his empty glass. “Hurley, I thought we told you to never contact us again after the incident with Sister Lupe.”

“I know, Nate,” Hurley said. “But I’m not here as your friend, I’m here to hire you!”

Nate raised his eyebrows. “Really.”

Hurley nodded. “Yep. See, it turns out that Sister Lupe wasn’t just smuggling medicine; she was actually working with-” He paused and glanced around the empty bar to check if anyone was listening, completely missing the cameras and bugs that Hardison and Parker had installed when they moved in above the bar, before continuing in a whisper. “The Rebel Alliance, and now I am too.”

“Nope,” Nate said, pushing himself to his feet. “Hurley, my team takes down corrupt businesses and officials, not empires.”

“Please, Nate,” Hurley begged, moving to block his path. “We really need help, and your team is the best of the best.”

“No, Hurley.”

“You don’t have to take down the entire Empire,” Hurley bargained. “Just the Emperor. The Alliance will take over from there. Besides, you could say that the Emperor is the most corrupt person in the entire galaxy. If anyone can do, it would be you.”

Nate pushed past him, refusing to even consider doing as Hurley asked. “Goodbye, Hurley.”

He didn’t look back as he climbed the stairs to his apartment. Nate knew he had better alcohol up there, stuff that would stop the plans already beginning to come together in his brain on how to take down the Emperor. Hopefully the team hadn’t been listening in on them.

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There’s work for that yet, my friend,“ the Emperor said, nodding at the hilt of Vader’s blade.


"Master?”

“The villagers, Lord Vader. Drua and her people. We can’t allow so many witnesses to live. I’ll wait for you here.”


Vader looked from his Master to the dark mouth of the mine inside of which Drua and the rest of the villagers had fled. He felt the Emperor’s eyes on him, the intensity of the gaze, the weight of his expectations, and Vader knew that the day’s events had been only half about depleting a rebel movement before it could grow. They had also, as Vader had suspected, been about testing him, forcing him to face the ghosts of his past and exorcise them forever and fully. He saw that more clearly now; saw, too, that his Master was right to administer the test. It also explained why his Master had shown so little of his true power throughout the day. Perhaps he’d wanted Vader to rely on himself to overcome the challenges they’d faced. Or perhaps he’d wanted to seem weaker than he was, to draw out any treacherous ambitions Vader may have held.


“I hear and I obey, Master,” Vader said.


He ignited his lightsaber and strode toward the cave, his mind drifting back to another day, a day when he strode into the Jedi Temple filled with nothing but younglings. He’d slaughtered them then, and he would slaughter the Twi'leks now.

His Master’s laughter followed him into the cave, and it lingered in his mind, louder even than the screams of the Twi'leks as they began to die by his blade.

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Star Wars: Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp

What makes this scene the most brutal in the novel is that Palpatine ordered Vader to slaughter innocents absolutely with zero reason, only to make sure that Vader will obey every command Palpatine gives him.

I feel like most of the horrible deeds the Emperor ordered Vader to do served only one purpose: to seal Vader to the Dark Side. To make him drown in blood so much that even if he wants to turn back one day, he just could not because of all these horrible deeds on his conscience; and the only way he will have is to go on. That’s why the Emperor laughed at Luke’s attempts to bring his father back.