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27 February 2011 @ 06:32 am
Fic: ‘Dreams of a girl and not a Queen.’  
Title: Dreams of a girl and not a Queen.
Fandom: Star Wars
Rating: (G)
Time Period: During tPM: after cleaning R2.
Summary: He was not the Jedi she expected.

Author's Note: This is quick ‘n’ dirty (for definition see the F. A. Q.).

Taking away the Queenly garments, I wondered about her reaction to seeing a handsome young Jedi on board the royal yacht. Would she notice the handsome young Jedi? What would this reaction be, especially when in disguise as a Handmaiden? What would her thoughts be?

So, I ended up writing this. It was more fun than I thought it’d be, although I wasn’t expecting it to be a chore at all! It’s a bit of fun and, I feel, a nice look at Padmé-the-girl and not Padmé-the-Queen.


Disclaimer
All characters contained herein are the intellectual property of Lucas; I am not affiliated with nor endorsed by him.


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Smiling, Padmé looked up, dirty rag in hand. At first, she saw the Jedi’s outer robe and scowled; the older Jedi took too many liberties, deciding what they should or should not do. Landing on Tatooine had been a mistake; the Hutts ran the planet and if they knew she was here? There’d at least be a ransom, if not some kind of deal with the Trade Federation! Whichever would make them the most profit!

“Have I interrupted?”

The Coruscanti accent took her eyes further up. Her cheeks pinkened. “Err ...” For the first time in her young life, she was at a loss for words.

Bweep do?

Chuckling at herself, she shook her head, having been rescued by the R2 unit. Thank you, she mouthed to the droid and redirected her attention to the young.

Handsome.

Jedi. “No,” she answered, giving the R2 unit one last swipe with her rag. “I just finished. Do you need the room?”

Her cheeks were still flushed but the Jedi didn’t notice. She hoped. It didn’t help she could remember her sister’s teasing from long ago, or so it felt. Was it hot in here? When I was your age, I was thinking of boys. Many girls are. Ruling planets—

She blocked the rest from memory; now was not the time or place to be remembering such ... old conversations.

“I need to check on repairs made earlier. If you aren’t finished, I can always do so later.”

She stood, patting the R2 unit on its domed head. “We’re done,” she (too) cheerfully announced, smiled and curtsied to the Jedi, ready to walk away from the room and this conversation. “This R2 unit has specs of the ship in its databanks, if that is any help.” Of course, she couldn’t help but prolong the conversation.

Of course.

“That is. Thank you,” he replied, stepping to one side of the doorway so she could leave. She curtsied once more and walked from the room after a slight incline of her head in response to his words. Once out of sight, she ...

When asked by Sabé upon arrival at the quarters, she explained she had walked all the way. Very quickly, which would explain the flushed cheeks and breathlessness when she arrived. What she couldn’t explain to herself, when on safely Coruscant later, were the dreams of strong arms and blue eyes. That Coruscanti accented voice murmuring in her ear how he would keep her safe and away from the Trade Federation even though she knew she had to return to Naboo.

Dreams of a girl and not a Queen.
 
 
 
Angel... Dark Wings Descending...: obidala7angel_in_tears on February 26th, 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
Oh I love that :) I love Padme-the-girl, thinking normal things and not worrying about ruling :)
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on February 27th, 2011 01:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I figured Padmé-the-girl might've surfaced when meeting handsome young Jedi while she was in disguise, and stripped of what would've reminded her of her status as Queen.
Armchair DM: Igor & Carson: Waitingarmchairdm on February 28th, 2011 12:01 pm (UTC)
I simply love this. I knew she couldn't be all so grown-up as she appeared.
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on February 28th, 2011 09:38 pm (UTC)
She probably was but it was fun to pretend she didn't, that were moments where she was a girl.