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Thwarted Fate: the journey so far - moonspinner
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Thwarted Fate: the journey so far
Taking the cue from fialleril and her summary of Anabasis, it would be a good idea to let friends new to my LJ know what the Heck I'm talking about when I bring up Thwarted Fate (and I intend to bring it up frequently this year). Also, a summary would probably also help old readers returning to a story that hasn't been advanced in three years!

Thwarted Fate: the story so far


The GFFA as we know it changes just before the end of the events of Attack of the Clones when Padmé Amidala decides that she won’t be living a lie after all and breaks things off with Anakin Skywalker. Twice. Channeling all that angst and thwarted :p love into their jobs, they go on to play separate but equally pivotal roles in the early months of the Clone Wars: Anakin quickly carves himself a reputation as the Hero With No Fear, the Go-To Jedi for Impossible Missions; and Padmé Amidala becomes the Angel of Peace, the Go-To Senator for Impossible Treaties. But career successes do not make for easy bedfellows and the angst factor only rises with each ‘victory’.

Meanwhile, there is no rest for the wicked. Sith Lord Tyrannus (a.k.a. Count Dooku) quickly comes to realize that Palpatine has had his eye on Skywalker for sometime and he sets into motion plans to keep his job or at least his retirement package: in order words, he places a hit on the Hero With No Fear. Amidala’s Peacekeeping campaign has won her enemies amongst both the Loyalists (including Chancellor Palpatine) and the Separatists (including Darth Sidious).

Also starring in this story are our list of usual suspects: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Barriss Offee, Ferus Olin, Dormé, Bail Organa, a bunch of shaven-skinned Wookiee terrorists and the good (and bad) citizens of the world of Mon Calamari/Dac.

The last we saw our lovelorn heroes, they reconciled briefly (but quite passionately) just before saving Naboo from total annihilation. The rest of the story continues from there…



I think I spent more time writing that summary than I've done on some of the actual story scenes. It still ended up a great deal longer than I would have liked - and that's with no mention of Ferus and Barriss, the whole Mon Calamari conspiracy, etc, etc, etc. *face palm* But I've procrastinated on posting this story way too long already.


ETA: And it's up!

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From: littlebantha Date: March 15th, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds fascinating!
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: March 16th, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! :D
fialleril From: fialleril Date: March 15th, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
!

Wookiee terrorists? I'm sold!

(Now if only I could find some time to read fic. At this rate it may have to wait until summer. *sad face*)
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: March 16th, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
*g* Now I have one more reason to look forward to the summer. :D
sunlit_music From: sunlit_music Date: March 16th, 2009 01:02 am (UTC) (Link)
This sounds real intriguing. I liked how you mention that Padme's peacekeeping has fiven her enemies across opposite sides of the political spectrum. Peacekeeping is a lot harder than some people think it is. This bit made me LOL:

Anakin quickly carves himself a reputation as the Hero With No Fear, the Go-To Jedi for Impossible Missions
sunlit_music From: sunlit_music Date: March 16th, 2009 01:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Sorry! When I said 'fiven', I meant to say 'given'.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: March 16th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
;) I guessed. And yeah, peacekeeping can be very adventurous in the GFFA. :D
sunlit_music From: sunlit_music Date: March 21st, 2009 05:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I've read the story, and I like it. I like how politics is portrayed realistically in the story, seeing how the Queen used the Ceremony to let her enemies know that they had not broker the people of Naboo. I thought this was a clever tactic.

And I like Padme is diplomatic, and strong enough to stand up to the Queen and object to the Ceremony being held.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: March 21st, 2009 09:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you liked it dear. Do you have an account at TFN?
sunlit_music From: sunlit_music Date: March 22nd, 2009 03:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I've just joined TFN today. My TFN username is the same as my lj username.
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