Hello, everyone! Welcome to my second attempt at a SW Fanfic as an experiment while I'm doing my Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. story. I'm writing this in honor of the upcoming highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie. I'm going to give it the benefit of the doubt (after all, it can't get any worse than Jar-Jar Binks, in my opinion) and seeing as how so many of the merchandise being made for the new film is being handled with great care and respect, I think it's only fair I throw in my two cents. However, rather than doing a fanfic with my own continuation or expansion on these beloved characters, I am instead opting for an AU based on the old Star Wars Infinites comics made by Dark Horse. For those unaware, Infinities was basically the Star Wars equivalent to Marvel's What If…? or DC's Elseworlds stories. The idea was basically take a key moment in Star Wars history, change it, and see the effects it would have on the series from there. In this case, I am proposing a question that I've had an idea about since I first saw Episode III on opening night waaaaaaaaaay back in 2005; 'What If Leia had been raised by Owen and Beru and Luke was raised by Bail Organa and his wife?' This is my attempt to write a story similar to what we got in Episode IV, but with a stronger and more proactive Leia from the setting if her being raised as a farm girl on Tatooine rather than as a princess on Aldreaan. This might be the first in a trilogy. Who knows? I promise though that I will refrain from making the same mistakes Lucas has made in recent years though. Anyways, enjoy. Oh, and I own NOTHING. This is for FAN-Purposes ONLY, so please don't sue!

A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far, Far away…



It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire.

During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet.

Pursued by the Empire's sinister agents, Prince Luke races home aboard his starship, custodian of the

stolen plans that can save his people and restore freedom to the galaxy...

The Tantive IV was currently engaged in a battle over the desert planet of Tatooine. Unfortunately, it was not designed for the purposes of war, and was losing a battle of both defending and outrunning the Imperial Star Destroyer which relentlessly fired back at them. Eventually, the Star Destroyer managed to hit a vital engine and the ship came to a halt.

Inside, two droids watched as a group of armed soldiers ran past them.

"Did you hear that, Artoo?" The tall golden droid asked, "They've shut down the main reactor! We'll be destroyed for sure! This is madness!"

The smaller droid painted white and blue simply moved around while making some beeping and whistling noises.

Meanwhile, the rebel soldiers on the ship took position in the boarding entrance to the Tantive IV, as the ship shook violently, indicating that they were caught in the tractor beam of the Star Destroyer.

"There'll be no escape for the prince this time!" The tall golden droid declared.

The smaller droid then wandered off while his taller compatriot was busy worrying. Eventually, he found his way into the escape pod room, where another mysterious figure was. The figure was dressed in a white hood, which he lowered to reveal a young man with sandy blonde hair which was combed back neatly. The man knew he would probably not escape, and seeing the droid, decided the best course of action would be to get this droid to seek out someone he knew would help.

Motioning for the droid to come over, Prince Luke Organa went over and began programing the priority mission for the droid as well as the stolen plans for the Empire's latest weapon into the little droid. Once finished, he began making his recording.

"General Kenobi." He said, "Years ago, you served my father in the Clone Wars. Now he begs you to help him in this struggle against the Empire. My mission to bring you to Aldreaan has failed. I have placed information vital to the survival of the rebellion into this R2 Unit. My father will know how to retrieve it. You must see this droid safely delivered to him on Aldreaan. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're our only hope."

With that, Prince Luke began encrypting the secret message onto the Droid so that Obi-Wan would only be able to retrieve the full message when he got it. Nobody had seen or heard from Obi-Wan or any Jedi for that matter since the end of the Clone Wars, but rumor had it that the legendary Jedi Master was living on Tatooine. In this case, a rumor was better than nothing at all at this point.

Finally finished, Luke watched as R2 wheeled away, now determined to find Obi-Wan.

"HEY!" A stormtrooper yelled.

Luke whipped back with his gun and fired, taking down two stormtroopers. He decided to make a run for it, and hopefully take out as many more as he could along the way, but unfortunately, he was suddenly hit in the back with a stun-blast and knocked unconscious. When he came to, the first thing he heard was a loud, wheezing breathing noise from someone he knew even before his vision came back to him.

"Darth Vader." Luke said, defiantly, "I should have known. Only you could be so stupid. When the Senate hears about this, they won't stand for it!"

Vader just looked at the prince and it wouldn't surprise Luke if he was smiling underneath the mask.

"Prince Luke Organa." Vader replied, "Where are the plans for the Death Star that your rebellion has stolen!"

"I have no idea what you mean!" Luke said, defiantly, "I am a…"

"You are a member of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor to the Empire." Vader snapped, "The Senate will not care even if you are the Royal Prince of Alderaan."

He looked at his stormtroopers.

"Take him away." Vader told them.

Later, On The Surface of Tatooine…

Leia Skywalker awoke with a groan as she rolled out of bed. She was a human woman about the age of 20 with long brown hair that was always messy and untidy as she worked long hours on Tatooine as a Moisture Farmer with her Aunt and Uncle. Leia never knew her real parents and had been an only child as far as she knew. In her younger days, she would ask her Aunt and Uncle about her real family to which they would often tell her that they were a couple of deadbeats. Leia often had dreams about a beautiful woman whom she thought was her mother, although she seemed very sad for some reason.

But while Leia was a good pair of hands around the farm, she often had aspirations of her own. Mainly she was often aggressive for a girl of her age, and was mostly considered a tomboy by the entire planet of Tatooine. Her hobbies included repairing and flying spacecrafts with her childhood friend, Biggs who only a couple of days ago, left Tatooine behind to go and join the Rebellion. Leia had always hated the Empire and their tyrannical rule over the galaxy, feeling that she should be out there with Biggs now blasting stormtroopers like she did with womp rats.

Instead, she was stuck here with her Uncle and Aunt. It's not that Leia didn't love her adoptive family, as they were pretty much the only family she had, but she always felt she was meant to one day get off this rock and join the fight for freedom.

Sighing, Leia quickly washed up and got her clothes on before heading outside.

"Leia!" Her Aunt Beru called, "Your Uncle is getting an R2 Unit and a Translator Droid. Be sure to help."

"Okay." Leia called.

"Leia!" Aunt Beru added, "Make sure the protocol droid your Uncle gets speaks Bocce as well!"

"Fine." Leia groaned.

As she joined her Uncle, she could see that he was talking with a golden droid. Behind them was a large sandcrawler as Jawas were moving about prepping other droids and making sure everything was in order.

"What I really need is a droid that can understand the binary language of moisture vaporators." Owen explained.

"Vaporators!" The droid exclaimed, "Sir, one of my first jobs was programing binary load lifters- very similar to your vaporators. You could say…"

"Aunt Beru wants to make sure he speaks Bocce." Leia noted.

"Do you speak Bocce?" Owen asked.

"Of course I can, sir!" The droid told him, "It's like a second language to me. I'm as fluent in Bocce…"

"Okay, shut up!" Owen interrupted, turning to the Jawas who had brought the droid here, "I'll take this one and the Red one too. Leia, make sure that the droids are prepped for work."

"Okay." Leia sighed, "Come on."

Today she should've been hanging around with friends and she would've even settled for seeing a Podrace or picking up some power converters, and here she was prepping droids for work. However, the work still paid for their home and kept a pretty good business to allow them a home with a roof to live under.

Leia suddenly looked back and saw that the red R2 Unit was refusing to cooperate.

"Uncle Owen!" Leia called, "This R2 Unit's got a bad motivator!"

Owen looked back at the Jawa angrily.

"What are you trying to push us on?!" He asked.

"Excuse me, Ma'am!" The gold droid explained, motioning to a blue R2 unit who was moving towards them, "But that R2 Unit is in its prime condition. A real bargain."

"Uncle Owen!" Leia called out, "What about the blue one?"

"What about the blue one?" Owen asked to himself, before deciding, "All right. We'll take it!"

The Blue R2 Unit beeped and chirped happily. Leia figured it must've really wanted to work here for some reason. She was half-happy that at least someone around here was enthusiastic about working on the moisture farm.

"All right, come on." Leia said, leading the two droids into her home, "I'll get you fixed up and help you get settled in."



"Oh…" The golden droid declared as he was lowered into the oil bath that Leia had personally prepared for him, "Thank the maker. This oil bath is going to feel so good. I've got a bad case of dust contamination I can barely move."

Leia smiled softly as she began working on seeing if there was anything wrong with the R2 Unit she had purchased. They were currently in her family garage which was clustered with different tools and wires and the only other things there was the oil bath and Leia's landspeeeder, but it was where Leia came to occasionally tinker around with parts of her speeder to take her mind off things.

"I give up." Leia groaned, "I'm never going to get off this stupid rock."

"Ma'am?" the droid asked, "Is there anything I can do for you?"

Leia gave a bit of a snort laugh.

"Not if you can alter time, speed up this harvest, or teleport me off this stupid rock." She told him.

"I'm afraid I cannot do any of those things." The gold droid told her, "I'm a simple protocol droid with only knowledge on languages. I'm afraid I know nothing about the things you ask for, or what planet this is for that matter."

"Well." Leia sighed, "If there's a bright center in the universe, you're on the planet that's farthest away from it."

"I see, ma'am." The droid said.

"Just call me Leia." Leia told him.

"I see, Mistress Leia."

Leia actually felt proud for a second. Nobody ever called her Mistress before, and it made her sound more regal. But she was a good person, and didn't ask for money for the sake of it.

"It's just Leia." Leia told him, "I'm not a princess or a senator, or anything like that."

"I see." The droid noted, "I am See-Threepio. Human-Cyborg relations, and this is my counterpart, Artoo Detoo."

"Hello." Leia greeted, as Artoo beeped and chirped happily.

She then began to remove a couple of unnecessary attachments as Threepio got out of the oil bath and began to wipe himself dry.

"Huh." Leia noted, "You got a lot of carbon scoring on you. I guess you boys have seen a lot of action."

"With all we've been through, sometimes I'm amazed that we're in good condition at all." Threepio admitted, "What with the Rebellion and all."

Leia's eyes widened and her mouth hung open as she looked at the golden robot amazed.

"You know of the Rebellion against the Empire?!" She asked, shocked beyond belief.

"That's how we came to be in your service if you take my meaning, ma'am." Threepio admitted.

Leia now felt overjoyed. She now had someone else to talk to the Rebellion about.

"Bet you've seen a lot of battles." Leia guessed, imagining herself fighting alongside the rebels both on land and in space.

"Several, I think." Threepio guessed, "But as I said, ma'am; I am but a simple protocol droid. We're not good at telling stories, or making them seem interesting anyways."

"It's fine." Leia admitted, "I've just always felt that I should be out there with the Rebellion. Which is why one day, I'm going to get off this rock and join the fight for freedom."

She focused her attention back on Artoo.

"Now." She said, noticing something on Artoo, "You've got something jammed in here really good. Were you on a cruiser or…"

Before she could finish, she turned something on Artoo, and a hologram suddenly began playing. Leia fell back amazed as she stared at what the droid was showing. It was the image of a young man with sandy blonde hair which was combed back neatly, wearing a white hood.

"Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi." The man said, "You're my only hope."

With that, the hologram looped and started repeating over and over.

"What the-?!" Leia declared, "Who is he?! What is this?!"

"I have no idea." See-Threepio declared, turning to the droid, "What is this?!"

"I believe he was a passenger aboard the ship we were on before we landed." Threepio guessed.

"Not a bad-looking guy, though." Leia shrugged, "Is there any more to this message?"

Leia reached out for Artoo, but he backed up whistling and beeping almost solemnly.

"Oh, behave yourself, Artoo." Threepio declared, "You're going to get us into trouble. It's all right to trust her."

Artoo gave out a few more beeps and whistles as Threepio turned to Leia.

"He says he's the property of Obi-Wan Kenobi, a resident of these parts." Threepio translated, "Which is strange. We were the property of Captain Antilles, but with all this little R2 unit's been through, I can understand why he might be ecstatic."

"Obi-Wan Kenobi…" Leia thought, "I wonder if he means old Ben Kenobi."

"Ma'am?" Threepio asked.

"I don't know of an Obi-Wan Kenobi." Leia admitted, "But I do know of someone called Ben Kenobi who lives around these parts. I don't know much about him, though, other than the fact that he's an old weird hermit. Can we play back the whole message?"

Artoo beeped again as Threepio looked back at Leia.

"He says his restraining bolt is interfering with his playing of the message." Threepio told Leia, "If you remove it, he believes he can play back the whole message."

Leia thought about it and shrugged.

"Oh well." Leia guessed, "It's not like you're going to run off or anything."

With that, she removed the restraining bolt, but to her surprise, the message disappeared.

"What?!" Leia asked, "No! What happened?!"

"Leia!" Aunt Beru called, "Dinner!"

"In a minute, Aunt Beru!" Leia responded, trying to find a way to play the hologram again.

"Now, Leia!" Uncle Owen demanded.

Leia sighed, and got up not wanting to upset her Aunt and Uncle.

"Look." She told Threepio, "Watch after him and see if you can get that hologram playing again. I'll be back after dinner."

With that, she left and washed up again. Afterwards, she sat down with her aunt and uncle as dinner was served.

"So how are those droids coming along?" Owen asked.

"Alright." Leia shrugged, "Though I think one of them might be stolen."

Owen raised an eyebrow at her.

"What makes you say that?" He asked.

"The R2 Unit had a message saying it belonged to someone called Obi-Wan Kenobi." Leia answered, "I think he might be related to old Ben Kenobi. I was figuring tomorrow I'd go out and talk to him. If it's not him, then maybe he's a relative and we can find out who this Obi-Wan really is."

"Forget about it." Owen told her, "Tomorrow I want you to take the R2 Unit to have its memory flushed. It's clearly malfunctioned."

"But what if this Obi-Wan comes looking for the R2 Unit?" Leia asked.

"I doubt he would." Owen replied, "He died around the same time as your father."

Leia's eyes widened.

"He knew my father?!" Leia asked, "Why didn't you tell me about him."

"Look, Leia." Owen told her, "I said forget it. What's important is that the harvest is coming up. This'll be the last one before we can send you off to the academy. After this harvest, you can leave and join that Rebellion that you always wanted to be a part of."

"Yeah." Leia said, glumly, "Sure."

Owen looked at his adoptive daughter confused.

"What was that?" He asked.

"You said the same thing last year when Biggs and Tank left. And the same thing the year before that."

"Leia." Owen told her, "You know we need a lot of help around the farms. Look, next year we'll have more than enough Droids to help out and then you can leave."

"Sure." Leia said, standing up and pushing her half-eaten plate aside before leaving.

"Where are you going?" He asked.

"Nowhere." Leia told him, "I'm going to finish work on those droids."

Owen sighed as Beru put a hand on his shoulder.

"It's all right, Owen." Beru told him, "She takes up after her father."

"That's what I'm afraid of." Owen said.

Outside the home, Leia watched as the Tatooine suns began to set. She was so frustrated that while all this action was going on around the galaxy, she was stuck here where nothing was happening. She silently vowed that she was going to find another way off this planet with or without Owen and Beru.

Sighing, Leia went back inside only to find Threepio approaching her quickly.

"Mistress Leia! Oh, this is terrible!" Threepio declared, "Please don't deactivate me! Artoo took off while you were gone! I tried to stop him, I did! Please don't deactivate me!"

Leia groaned, angrily. Today was just getting better and better.

"Okay." Leia sighed, "Let's take my landspeeder. We'll find Artoo and bring him back before Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru know we even left. Just stay quiet."

"Shutting up now, Mistress." Threepio responded.

Leia knew that around this time, the local sandpeople would be hanging around these parts and it would be dangerous. But Leia thrived on danger. She welcomed it with open arms as if it were a friendly pet.



After searching for so long, Leia eventually found the little droid wandering around the desert on his own. It had lasted her until dawn to find him, and she was certain that Uncle Owen would be fuming when she got back. She even had to take a nap in her speeder leaving Threepio to watch over everything which was annoying when every single thing in the dark scared the droid so much that he kept constantly waking her up. Overall, Leia was going to sleep for a long time after this event.

"There you are!" Leia groaned, "Do you know how much trouble you caused me?! Now come on, let's get back home."

Artoo beeped and whistled as Leia looked confused.

"What did he say?" Leia asked.

"He said there's a heard of sandpeople approaching from the southeast." Threepio explained.

Soon, Leia was watching from a high ledge as she noticed some Bantha nearby. She dismissed it as just a local heard, but then she saw the Tusken Raiders approaching.

"Yep." She declared, "Looks like the little droid was right."

Just then, something blocked her view. Looking up, Leia was shocked to see a Tusken Raider that had managed to somehow sneak up on her without drawing attention to itself. Leia tried blocking with her rifle, but the Raider quickly clonked her in the head with his own rifle, knocking the young farmgirl unconscious. Artoo quickly hid, but then stopped when he heard a strange sound that seemed like a cross between a feral bird and a whistle. Then he saw the sand people leaving and watched as a new figure covered in a dark brown hooded cloak appeared and began looking over the unconscious Leia.

Artoo began cautiously moving towards the figure, but then stopped when the figure saw him. The newcomer paused and then lowered his hood revealing an old man with thinning white hair and a beard. He also had blue eyes which seemed to hold a lot of wisdom and a hint of mischief behind them, but mainly they seemed kind and caring.

"Hello there." The figure greeted, warmly, "It's alright. Come on out, my little friend. Don't be afraid."

Artoo did so, as the man pressed a hand on Leia's forehead.

"She'll be okay." He assured.

With that, Leia groaned and began to get up.

"What happened?" She asked.

"Rest easy, young girl." The man said, "You've had a long day. Fortunately you are still in one piece."

Leia looked at the man amazed.

"Ben?" She asked, "Old Ben Kenobi! Boy am I glad to see you!"

"The Judland trails are not to be traveled lightly." Ben explained, "Tell me, young Leia. What brings you around these parts?"

"Oh," Leia explained, "This droid, sir. He ran away from me last night and I've been looking for him since then. I've never seen such devotion in a droid before…there seems to be no stopping him. He claims to belong to an Obi-Wan Kenobi. I was hoping you knew him, sir?"

Ben frowned as his face scrunched up.

"Obi-Wan Kenobi." He repeated, "Now that is a name I have not heard in a long time. Not in a long time."

"Do you know him?!" Leia asked, "My uncle said he was dead."

"Oh, he's not dead." Ben assured, "At least not yet, anyways."

Leia looked at him hopefully. Then there was still someone alive who this droid belonged to, and even better was the fact that he could possibly know who Leia's true father was.

"You know him?!" She asked.

"Of course." Ben answered, "He's me. I am Obi-Wan Kenobi. But I haven't gone by that name for many years…"

Leia was shocked. All this time, the last connection to her real family had been hiding out here, and now she had so many questions to ask him. However, she decided to hold off since Ben looked to be in deep thought, and she didn't want to break his concentration.

"Don't seem to ever recall owning a droid." Ben pointed out, "Curious…"

He got up and looked at Leia seriously.

"Come now." He urged, "The sandpeople are gone for now, but they'll be back. And in greater numbers."


Later, Ben's Home…

After a decent ride, Ben invited the group inside his home. It was a decent living area not unlike Leia's home, and she wondered why her Uncle even claimed Old Ben to be nothing but trouble. The man seemed nice, but she had a feeling it was going to be because of something rather terribly important. When she finally asked Ben about her father, Ben sighed and soon it was Leia who was rather skeptical of Ben now.

"No." She said, "My father didn't fight in the wars. He was a navigator onboard a spice freighter."

"That's what your Uncle told you." Ben explained, "But your father was a Jedi Knight as I was during the Clone Wars."

Leia looked at Ben curiously.

"You fought in the Clone Wars?!" She asked.

Ben nodded proudly, and began to smile as he thought back to a simpler time.

"I wish I would've known my real parents." Leia said, sadly.

Ben nodded. He knew he shouldn't be saying too much, but he allowed some truth to slip by.

"Your father was one of the best star pilots I ever knew." Ben told her, "He was also a powerful Jedi and a good friend."

Leia nodded.

"Your Mother though…" Ben continued, "She was a diplomat of peace in an age of war. She never turned to violence unless absolutely necessary and could hold an argument for ages if she didn't like the way something was happening."

Leia looked at Ben, feeling some comfort. It sounded like her parents were people made for each other. A warrior and a peacemaker. Ben made it sound like Leia had known them her whole life, and she felt very thankful that Ben was being more open about it than Uncle Owen was.

"Your mother was also of royal blood." Ben added, "The queen of Naboo. She wanted to live there with your father and raise you there personally."

Leia's felt like her world just exploded. She was royal heritage! That meant that no matter what, Owen and Beru had a reason for keeping her hidden. Leia was a little upset that they didn't tell her, but it was easy to understand why. The daughter of royal heritage would mean a lot of money for any bounty hunter willing to sell her for whatever reasons. Hell, in her current status without a powerful mother as the one she had, Leia could've ended up a slave girl to a Hutt just as easily. Yet as more and more of her life made sense, Leia just had one question.

"How did my parents die?" She asked Ben.

Ben's face darkened as he sighed.

"There was a young Jedi named Darth Vader." Ben explained, "He was a pupil of mine the same as your father was. Vader was the one who eventually helped Emperor Palpatine establish the Galactic Empire and bring an end to a thousand generations tradition. Vader betrayed and murdered your father after assassinating your mother. I tried to save your father, but I was too late"

Leia felt sad now. It seemed like Ben truly cared about her parents just as much and she could hardly imagine how much he missed them.

"Did you try your best to save them?" Leia asked.

Ben nodded.

"Then I thank you." Leia said, "If you tried your best, it helps give me some kind of closure that my parents were good people and had good friends like you who cared."

"That reminds me." Ben noted, getting up and moving towards a box, "I have something for you."

He opened the box and tossed Leia a small cylinder item.

"What is it?" Leia asked.

"Your father wanted you to have this when you were older." Ben explained, "It's his lightsaber."

Leia pressed a button and suddenly, a blue energy beam ignited from the cylinder.

"This is the weapon of a Jedi." Ben explained, "Not as clumsy or random as a blaster."

"Nice." Leia said, turning it off.

"And now let's see what this droid has to say." Ben declared, as Artoo began playing the hologram again.

This time however, the young man had more to say.

"General Kenobi." He said, "Years ago, you served my father in the Clone Wars. Now he begs you to help him in this struggle against the Empire. My mission to bring you to Aldreaan has failed. I have placed information vital to the survival of the rebellion into this R2 Unit. My father will know how to retrieve it. You must see this droid safely delivered to him on Aldreaan. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're our only hope."

With that, the hologram ended as Ben looked at Leia seriously.

"Leia." He declared, "You must learn the ways of the force and then come with me to Alderaan."

"The Force?" Leia asked.

"The Force is what gives a Jedi their power." Ben explained, "It surrounds us, and binds us together."

Leia sighed.

"I'll come with you." She said, "But first I'll have to tell Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru I know the truth so they'll know I'm leaving. I have to say goodbye to them so they know I'll be back once this is all over."

Ben nodded.

"Whatever you feel is right." Ben told her.

Soon, Ben, Leia, See-Threepio, and Artoo were all in the landspeeder headed back to allow Leia to say her farewell to her Aunt and Uncle. However, halfway there they noticed a sandcrawler with a bunch of dead Jawas scattered around. Getting out, the group inspected the dead Jawas.

"It can't be sand people." Leia declared, "These blaster marks are too precise."

"Imperials, perhaps?" Ben suggested.

"But why shoot up Jawas?" Leia asked.

She looked over at Artoo and Threepio and suddenly put two-and-two together. The Empire would be looking for these droids as well if they were as important as the person said they were. And if they found out who they belonged to…

Leia's eyes grew wide as she hopped back in her landspeeder and took off.

"Leia, wait!" Ben called, "It's too dangerous!"

But Leia was already off to race back home. After a while, she was back home but rather than be met with her crazed and hysteric aunt and uncle to bombard her with questions about where she went, she only found the charred skeletal remains of two people just outside her home which was currently on fire. Leia fell to her knees in agony. Her adoptive family was dead, and she never got to say goodbye or tell them she forgave them for lying to her all these years.

Soon, Leia reminded herself that the stormtroopers could be back soon and got up on her knees, saying a silent prayer for her fallen adoptive family.

I'm sorry, Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru. She thought. I forgive you for lying to me. I promise, I'm going to make things right for the galaxy. You won't have died in vain.

With that, she got back in her landspeeder and took off again. When she got back to where Ben and the droids were, she saw they were lighting a bonfire for the slain Jawas. Ben was the first to notice her and walked up to her seeing her sobbing hysterically.

"There, there." Ben comforted, pulling her into a hug, "I'm sorry. I'm so sorry."

With that, he pulled away and looked at her seriously.

"There was nothing you could've done, Leia." Ben assured, "Had you been there, you would've been killed as well and these droids would've been in the hands of the Empire."

Leia nodded and wiped the tears from her eyes.

"Are you sure you still wish to come with me?" Ben asked.

Leia looked at the desert wastelands behind her before turning back to Ben.

"I want to come with you to Alderaan." Leia answered, "Now more than ever. There's nothing left for me here anymore, and I may never come back."

Ben nodded.

"I said goodbye to my adoptive parents, just as you said goodbye to my real ones." Leia said, "I won't ever visit this place ever again."

"Never make promises you can't keep." Ben told her, "But I promise you, I will help you to become the Jedi your parents always hoped you were."

Leia nodded. Today was now the first day of the rest of her life from heron out.

To be continued…

Well, hope you all enjoyed that. Part 2 of this alternate tale of ANH will come at a later time and I promise you'll see more of Luke Organa as well as Leia Skywalker's visit to Mos Eisley and her first encounter with a certain smuggler who always shoots first so questions can be asked later. Hope you enjoy this and that you'll continue to read this story. Don't forget to favorite, follow and leave reviews. Thanks!