A/N- Ok, sorry for the looonnnnggg wait time. I know half the fans out there had probably given up on a new one. But here it is. This is going to be a compilation of stories that follow the Kenobi’s and the Skywalker’s through their lives. This first story is just one chapter. But in the future, if a story goes on past one chapter is will be in Parts. I.E.- Force Pt 1 and Force Pt 2 and so on. Hope you enjoy. And, again, sorry for the wait. :-)
Oh, and none of these people, places or robots belong to me. :-)
Buffy ‘Elisa’ Kenobi- 28
Obi-Wan Kenobi- 42
Willow Amidala Kenobi- 3
Anakin Skywalker- 26
Padme Skywalker - 31
Luke Skywalker- 3 ½
Leia Skywalker- 3 ½
Children of the Force
“Mum!” A small voice called from down the hall. Buffy looked up from her desk and smiled. She pushed back from her chair and stood up slowly, her hands bracing her lower back.
“Willow, I told you, mummy’s working.” Buffy smiled at the voice of her husband as her almost three year old came to a skidding halt inside her office. Her long blond hair was pulled back in two long braids and twisted just above her ears, a style that Willow seemed to love more and more. It was the only way she’d let Buffy do her hair anymore. Willow had a small pout on her face as she looked up at her.
“It’s ok, Obi-Wan,” Buffy said as her husband stepped into her office as well. “I was just finishing up.” She walked over to him and stood up on her tippy toes and kissed him lightly. “What were the two of you up to?”
“Well, we were making dinner, but then she escaped and headed in here,” Obi-Wan said, smirking down at his daughter, who now wore an innocent ‘who me?’ look.
“Were you helping your father?” Buffy asked, smiling down at her daughter. Willow nodded her head up and down so fast Buffy was surprised it didn’t pop off. “What are we having?”
“Your favorite, mummy!” she said, taking her hand and leading her out of the room. “I got to help set the table,” she said proudly and Buffy laughed.
“Very good sweetie, that was nice of you,” Buffy said and then stopped walking and put her hand on her belly.
“Are you alright?” Obi-Wan asked, putting his hand on her lower back. “Are you sure you don’t want me to call Anakin and cancel?” Obi-Wan asked and Buffy smirked. “He would understand.”
“No, I’m fine,” she said, shaking her head. “Alex is just rolling around in there.”
“Is he really Mummy?” Willow asked, looking up at her. “Can I feel?” she asked and Obi-Wan lifted her up at Buffy’s nod. Willow put her hand on her mum’s very large belly and giggled when her brother moved. “I can feel him!” she said, excitedly. It amazed Buffy, her daughter’s ever growing love for her brother. She couldn’t wait for him to come out and greet the world.
“I want to see them. It’s been almost two weeks,” Buffy said, looking up and meeting Obi-Wan’s eyes. He smiled and nodded his head as he put Willow back down.
“Alright, but will you at least sit down and rest while I finish dinner?” Obi-Wan asked as Willow made a bee line for the kitchen.
“I promise,” Buffy said as she made her way over to their couch. She sat down slowly. She looked up quickly when there came a sound of shattering glass from the kitchen.
“We’re fine,” Obi-Wan said, looking back in on her as she began to get up. “I dropped a glass, but we’re both fine.” Buffy laughed at the tone of his voice. She nodded her head and got comfortable with her holobook as she listened to the two of them.
Buffy couldn’t really read, not that she minded much. She loved sitting in the living room, listening to the two of them in there cooking. Willow was almost always laughing at something her father had done. Willow was only three now, but she’d be starting her training at the Temple next week. It worried Buffy and excited her. Her very small daughter (she was obviously going to take after her) already showed great skill in the force. And twice now she or Padme had come upon all three children floating their toys.
“I’ll get it!” Willow called out, running into the living room a few seconds before there was a knock on their door. Willow was almost to the door before Buffy called out.
“Willow,” she said in a scolding tone and Willow nodded, turning back to the door.
“Who is it?” she asked, fidgeting as she waited for an answer.
“It’s us, Dala,” Anakin said and Willow laughed as she opened the door. Only Anakin called her that, it was a nickname taken from her middle name, Amidala. There had been no immediate connection, like with Buffy and Luke, but Anakin was adamant about taking Willow as his Padawan when she was old enough. Anakin greeted Willow and Buffy then headed into the kitchen to talk with Obi-Wan.
The two girls raced off to Willow’s room as Luke slowly made his way over to Buffy. He bowed his head slightly and smiled at her. Three and a half years old and already a very serious student of the force. He seemed to have such a feel for it, he already called her Master, despite her insistence that he didn’t have to.
“Good evening, Master,” Luke said and Buffy smiled at him, patting the couch next to her. He pulled himself up onto the couch and looked up at her.
“How are you this evening, Padawan?” she asked and his smile brightened.
“I’m well,” he told her. His eyes fell to her belly and she smiled putting her hand on his shoulder.
“He’s awake if you’d like,” she said and he nodded his head as he scooted closer to her. He laid his head on her belly and closed his eyes. There seemed to be a connection there as well. Luke swore that he could talk to him, and, after hearing the baby’s name, Obi-Wan Alexander Kenobi, he’d started calling him Ben, but wouldn’t tell anyone why.
“How are you feeling, Elisa?” Padme asked, sitting down across from Buffy.
“Oh, as well as can be expected,” Buffy said, laughing. Padme nodded and smiled at her, then stood up again and walked over to Buffy, sitting down next to her son.
“Luke, honey?” she said. A second later his eyes opened and he looked up at her. “Why don’t you go see what your sister and Willow are up to?”
“Ok,” he said, nodding, as he put his head back on Buffy’s belly. He nodded once again then jumped down and ran towards the giggles coming from Willow’s room.
“Oh,” Buffy said, smirking at Padme. “Secrets?” she asked and Padme nodded her head, a smirk of her own on her face. She reached over and took Buffy’s hand and laid it on her very flat belly. Buffy reeled back in surprise and then laughed out loud.
“Oh, Padme!” she said, reaching over and pulling her into a hug. She pulled back, holding her at arm’s length. “I’m so happy for you, for both of you.”
Anakin and Obi-Wan came walking in and Anakin had a smirk on his face as he and Obi-Wan sat across from the girls.
“I thought we were going to tell them together?” he asked and Padme laughed.
“Right, like you weren’t just in there telling Obi-Wan.” She looked at Obi-Wan and he shrugged his shoulders, a blank smile on his face.
“I don’t know anything,” he said, smirking. “But if I did know something, I would tell you congratulations.”
“Thank you,” she said, nodding her head. She put her own hand on her belly and a dreamy smile came over her face.
The evening went by with a lot of laughter and joking. Luke had another conversation with Ben, where Luke told them all it was only one more week till Ben was going to be born. To which Buffy said, “That’s two and a half weeks early honey, give him time, he’ll come soon.” But Luke just shook his head and went back to ‘talking’ with Ben.
It was a long time after dark when Anakin and Padme, both carrying a sleeping child, made their way to their speeder.
“See you soon,” Buffy whispered after them.
“Good night,” Anakin said, smiling at Obi-Wan then Buffy.
“Good night,” Buffy said, smiling back. Anakin and Padme loaded the kids into the speeder then got in themselves. Buffy snuggled her head into Obi-Wan’s shoulder as they watched them fly away.
“So, with Padme pregnant again, we’re going to be one behind again,” Obi-Wan said as the two of them headed back into the house. Buffy looked up at him and he smirked at her.
“This is not a race,” she said, shaking her head and placing her hands on her belly. “And besides, they had two at once, that’s cheating.”
“Right,” Obi-Wan said, nodding his head and chuckling, “of course it is.”
A week later to the day, Buffy was sitting in her office going over some Council business when she felt a sharp pain through her lower back and stomach. She inhaled sharply as she pushed away from her chair. She put her hand on the desk and used it as leverage to help herself up. She winced as the pain in her stomach increased. This pain was different than last time, more intense than it had been with Willow. As a new pain filled her stomach she called out.
‘Obi-Wan,’ she called in her mind. He was at the Temple at the moment, with Willow. ‘Something’s wrong.’ She made it to the couch before she needed to sit down. She cradled her stomach and doubled over as a piercing pain shot up her back. ‘Alex’ was the last coherent thought before an all-consuming pain ripped through her body sending her into a dark oblivion.
‘Obi-Wan... something’s wrong... Alex.’ Obi-Wan’s head shot up as the words drifted into his mind. There was no power behind the words at all, as though someone weak or in great pain had said them. He knew right away it was from Elisa, which meant something was wrong with her and the baby, Alex. He was already out the door and running down the hall before he fully realized he needn’t be. He pulled out his comm and tried to comm Elisa. He closed it on the third try and shook his head.
‘Elisa!’ he called out sharply in his mind but got only a vague darkness in return. He turned left and shot down the hall towards the small classroom Willow was in. Before he could open the door it was flung open from the other side and Willow was standing there, tears streaming down her face.
“Daddy!” she cried, running to him. He pulled her into his arms. “Something’s wrong with Mummy,” she wailed as he gave a second’s glance to the teacher inside and then turned and ran towards the speeder hangar.
‘Obi-Wan.’ Anakin's voice was clearly concerned. ‘What’s going on? I can feel-’
‘Where are you?’ Obi-Wan asked, cutting him off mid-thought.
‘We were on our way to the temple, but we’ve turned around, something’s wrong with Elisa.’ It was not a question and Obi-Wan was thankful for that. ‘Luke could feel it, he came running in, crying about Elisa and Ben.’
Buffy surfaced slowly, her eyes blinking against a harsh light as she sat up. The pain in her stomach was gone, and for some reason that worried her greatly. She reached inside herself, trying to find the problem. It was Alex. Something was wrong with him, she just couldn’t see what. She pulled herself up off the couch and made it half way across the room before another pain had her doubling over again. She held herself on her feet though and after it had passed she made herself walk the rest of the way to the door. She put her hand on the door frame and took a deep breath. As she pulled herself up to open the door it opened itself.
“Elisa,” Anakin said, putting his arm under hers.
“Hi,” she said weakly as Anakin took on most of her weight.
“We have to get you to Temple, the Healers there-”
“No,” Buffy said, wincing again as a contraction hit. This she knew, this was a familiar pain. “There’s no time,” she told him, shaking her head. “He’s coming right now.”
“Master?” Luke popped in followed by Padme, who was holding a very silent Leia.
“Padme, could you take the kids into Willow’s room?” Anakin asked as he led Buffy back towards her room. Padme just nodded as she directed Luke towards Willow’s room.
“No, you’re staying with me, Luke,” Padme told him, taking his hand.
Obi-Wan could hear someone screaming as the two of them approached the apartment. He knew Anakin was with her, but that didn’t make him worry any less. Padme was at the door when they crossed through it. She held out her arms and Obi-Wan passed her Willow, who was still crying, though silently now.
“You go with Aunt Padme now, Willow,” Obi-Wan said and, seeming to understand the importance of what was going on, she nodded her head then buried it in Padme’s shoulder.
“It’s ok,” Padme said softly to Willow as Obi-Wan rushed towards the other room. “Everything’s going to be fine.” She walked with Willow back to her room and set her down next to Leia, who still had a very calm look on her face.
Every few minutes they would hear something, and every time they heard Elisa scream or cry out, Willow would shake her head and close her eyes.
“He’s not breathing,” Leia said as her head popped up and she jumped down from the bed, making her way towards the door.
“Leia, don’t-” but she was already out the door. She ran into the other room where Obi-Wan was trying to soothe Elisa as Anakin worked on something. She rushed to her father and climbed up into his lap to see a small baby, his eyes were closed and he was in fact, not breathing. Anakin opened his mouth to say something when she reached out and put one hand on the baby’s head and one over his heart. She closed her eyes and Anakin could feel the power working inside of her. He put his hand on her shoulder and gave over any strength he had to her.
After what seemed like forever, the little baby’s eyes opened ;he let out a mighty wail as his arms began to fly around as if looking for something. Leia reached out and took his hand and he quieted. She looked back to see that both Obi-Wan and Elisa were staring at her, wonder and joy in their eyes. She let go of his hand and slid down off her father’s lap. Anakin picked Alex up and carried him over to his parents. Elisa took the little boy, holding him close to her heart as she smiled down at Leia.
“Thank you,” she whispered to Leia who nodded her head then closed her eyes and promptly crumpled to the ground.
“She’ll be fine, just a lot of energy to expend at such a young age,” Master Healer Allie told Anakin and Padme an hour later after everyone had finally made it to the Healers. “It’s not every day that the younglings get to save lives. It’s an extraordinary gift.”
“It is,” Padme said, nodding her head as she watched her baby girl sleep.
“How’s Elisa doing?” Anakin asked, looking up from his little princess.
“She and the baby are going to be fine. She lost a lot of blood, but had you not shown up when you did, it would have been a lot worse,” Allie told them and Padme sighed in relief.
“You can go see them if you’d like. In fact, I’m fairly sure someone is already in there with them.” She smirked as the two of them looked at each other.
“Luke,” Anakin said after a moment and Allie nodded her head.
“They’re just down this way, I’ll show you,” Allie said, smiling the whole way.
“Didn’t we leave him in the care of Master Cantin?” Padme asked, smiling as well.
“We did,” Anakin agreed, nodding his head. “But, he is his father’s son.”
“Well, I won’t argue with you there,” Padme told him.
“Wait till you’re older,” Luke was saying to a sleeping Alex as he bent over his crib. “I’ll show you everything. I’ll teach you how to work on a speeder, I’m building one with my dad now.” Elisa was sitting in her bed with Padme sitting next to her. Luke reached in and laid his hand on Alex’s forehead and smiled, nodding his head.
“I know it’s scary, but you’ll get used to it,” Luke said as if in reply to something Alex had said.
“You don’t think...” Buffy let the thought trail off as she locked eyes with Padme.
“Who knows, we are talking about our kids,” Padme said and Buffy smiled.
“And we never do things the normal way,” Buffy agreed, nodding her head.
“Mom,” Luke said as he stepped away from the crib and headed over to them.
“Yes, baby?” Padme asked as Luke walked over to the two of them and pulled himself up onto the bed.
“Is Leia a Healer?” he asked and Padme smiled at him.
“She could be, if she likes,” Padme said, nodding her head. “She has a feeling for it, just like you do with machinery, you got that from your father.” Luke beamed at that and Buffy smirked.
“You got a few things from your father,” Buffy said, trying not to laugh. Padme scowled at her and Luke looked between the two of them.
“Like what?” he asked and Buffy laughed harder.
“Like your hair color and your beautiful blue eyes,” Padme said, smiling down at her son.
“Ok,” Luke said, smiling over at Buffy. “Ben’s happy to be out, but he’s a little scared.”
“Thanks,” Buffy said, ruffling his hair. He jumped down and ran out the door, turning to his right and heading into Willow’s room.
“You’re going to have your hands full with him,” Buffy said, smirking at Padme.
“So are you, Master,” Padme shot back, smirking as the grin on Buffy’s face faltered a little.
“Ah well, he’ll make such a fine Jedi,” Buffy said, shifting to the right and wincing a little.
“Are you ok?” Padme asked and Buffy nodded her head.
“I’m fine,” she said, then looked up at the doorway. “Fine,” she said again at the worried looking Obi-Wan. He looked her over once and nodded his head before he walked back into the living room where he was talking with Anakin.
“So, how long are you restricted to bed?” Padme teased and Buffy sighed.
“At least two days,” she said, shaking her head. “But I’m fine, really.” She tried to cover the wince when her restlessness caused her to move again and Padme giggled a little.
“Sure you are,” she said, patting Buffy’s hand.
“I wanna see,” Willow said, jumping up and down in front of the crib. “I wanna see,” she said again and Buffy smiled as she picked her up and held her above the little pink crib.
“She’s so pretty,” Willow said in a whisper. Buffy looked over her shoulder at Padme, who was propped up by a few pillows. Willow reached out and brushed away a long dark strand of hair. Buffy was amazed by the amount of hair this kid was born with. She set Willow back down and the little girl walked over to Padme and sat down in a chair next to her bed.
“Did Anakin tell you her name?” Padme asked and Buffy shook her head, smiling.
“He wouldn’t, said you’d want to tell me,” Buffy said and Padme smirked.
“Would you bring her over here?” Padme asked and Buffy nodded her head. Gently she picked up the only-a-few-hours-old baby and carried her over to her mother. Padme took the sleeping baby into her arms and sighed in contentment.
“There is nothing like holding a child in your arms,” Padme said, smiling up at Buffy.
“I hear you there,” Buffy said, reaching over and pulling Willow into her lap. Willow giggled and snuggled into her mother’s arms. “So, her name?” Buffy asked and Willow looked up from the crook of Buffy’s arm.
“Elisa, Willow, I’d like you to meet the newest in the Skywalker family.” She shifted so that both of them could see the sleeping face of the little girl. “This is Buffy Annie Skywalker.”
Buffy took a deep breath and smiled at her friend as she reached across the bed and laid her hand on Padme's arm. No one, aside from Obi-Wan, called her that, ever, and then very rarely. So, to hear it all the time now, it would be wonderful.
“I think it’s a beautiful name,” Buffy said as a tear ran down her cheek, “thank you.” And Padme nodded her head as tears ran down her face as well.
“It’s a pretty name but I don’t see what the big deal is,” Willow said and both women burst into laughter.