I present to you a compilation of my Skywalker Happy Trash Family AU.
Most of these were doodled in Law Class, so forgive the poor quality.
A rough overview:
- Anakin does not go Evil and Awful, and after that terrible scene where Windu dies Anakin rushes home and tells Padme what happened and he goes behind Palps’s back. He and Padme decide to seperate the twins at birth for their own safety - Anakin takes Leia to live on Tatooine, which is the last place the Emperor would look for him, and Luke stays with Padme on Coruscant.
- Obi-Wan goes into hiding on Tatooine as well
- Nine years later, Padme gets arrested by Palps himself for hacking their Death Star Plans, but it’s really just an excuse to lure Anakin to them because he is now a royal thorn in the Empire’s butt, being a Rebel leader and Jedi and ace pilot and etc etc etc
- Anakin leaves Leia with Obi-Wan and rushes off (predictably) to save Padme, but things sort of go downhill and he disappears for like four days and then Artoo shows up at Ben’s doorstep with a message from Luke, who says his mother’s been taken captive and they’re about to come for him, too
- Leia and Obi-Wan go on an epic adventure to save Luke/fine Anakin/find Padme, and run into teenaged Han along the way
- They win the Falcon in a game of sabaac
- A+++ sabaac skills amiright
- They get separated from Obi-Wan in Coruscant, but Leia and Han find Luke anyway (and accidentally blow up the Death Star Plans)
- Anakin finds Padme and attempts to rescue her, but it really ends up being this badass Mr-and-Mrs-Incredible style fight scene in which they escape and Anakin tricks Tarkin into thinking that the holo he gives him in exchange for his wife is really The Plans when it’s really just a recording of Luke and Leia as babies.
- On their quest to find their respective parents, Luke and Leia discover they’re twins via holo of Padme in Anakin’s stuff
- Anakin and Padme return to the Rebel Base (on Hoth, I’m thinking) and reunite with their kiddies.
- The rebellion escalates - Han leaves for a while to do work on another rebel base because they’re actually paying him, or something that hasn’t properly been determined yet, but he has to leave because then he comes back like six years later and Leia is all grown up and conflicting emotions ensue because woah she’s not a little girl any more and woah he’s kind of hot and woah we were really tight friends and this is all very strange so we’ll just constantly argue instead
- Anyway, skip forward six years - the Rebellion is going full force (hehe) but the Empire still has the upper hand. The twins are mostly trained as Jedi, and Han’s been back for a while.
- A betting pool starts a la Jedi Warrioress and Starpilot
- Padme wonders if she should be worried that Han and Leia’s arguments are louder than an angry Rancor without his dinner, but Luke tells her not to worry (Anakin grumbles something about scruffy starpilots and “too young for this nonsense” and “don’t give me that look Luke I’m not that obtuse”)
- Okay, so by this point Anakin is an esteemed general in the Alliance, Padme does a lot of management stuff with Mon Mothma, and Luke, Leia and Han have already made a name for themselves - they’ve got wanted posters and everything.
- Palpatine is not amused, but he is secretly scheming to take down Anakin and his stupid family once and for all
- So somehow, somewhere in there, Bespin happens (it has to happen), except this time it’s Palpatine himself that does the torture/kidnap/freezing-in-carbonite/chopping off Luke’s hand, and things are looking decidedly miserable
- (Padme’s heart sinks when Leia’s pale face emerges from the remains of the Falcon and she breaks down in her mother’s arms. But only for a moment, because her daughter is strong, and her tears have vanished a half-second later with a look so full of determination and seething hatred that Padme is a little frightened)
- Padme has a long talk with Leia about what it means to love someone and how you can’t let your anger and hatred be caused by loss, because then everything can go wrong
(*broken sobbing*). Leia doesn’t say anything, but she stops looking so angry.
- Luke campaigns to have his father release Lando Calrissian from the base’s holding cell to no avail, but then Leia comes and asks, and -
(“Please, Dad.” He looks at his daughter’s face, pale and weary and eyes nearly-broken and he feels a surge of hatred towards Palpatine himself -
He remembers what he felt like on that ship when the blast hit and Padme was thrown down to the sand dunes and all he wanted was to fling himself after her and Obi-Wan’s hand grabbing his shoulder and
you are in my very soul, he’d once told his wife.
He looks at Leia’s eyes and sees … well, himself.
"It’s dangerous. You know that Hutts are -"
"Gangsters," says his daughter, "slave-traders, I know. Dad. I grew up on Tatooine too.”
He sighs. “Alright. Go get Calrissian and Luke. I’ll tell your mother where you went.”
She cracks a smile for the first time in three months and Anakin knows that if he were in her position, he would need to go, too)
- The twins and Lando and Chewie bring Han back and the Bothans give them Precious Information and Anakin needs a new general to help him lead the attack on Endor. When he approaches the newly-recovered young man, he wonders why the boy looks so nervous.
(“Are you nervous because you’re talking to me or nervous because I’m about to ask you to take a commission?”
"I’m not nervous."
"Don’t kid yourself, Solo. So what is it?"
"I might be in love with your daughter."
"You thought I was going to be mad? If you weren’t in love with her, that’s when I’d ‘a sliced your balls off and fed you to a Wampa.”
"Good to know," mutters Han, and Anakin grins.
"So how ‘bout it, General Solo?")
- Palpatine corners Anakin on the his Star Destroyer and nearly turns him because Luke is there and he’s hurting Luke and feel it inside of you, Skywalker, you know you can save him - And Anakin leaps in front of the electricity frying his son and catches it on his lightsaber and "Run, Luke!" but Luke won’t leave, he won’t he won’t he won’t, not his dad. He would never leave his dad.
- They defeat Palpatine. But not by killing him.
- happy family stuff happens.
- AND THEY LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY