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Demon (Dark Padmé bio)

This is my entry for the Dark Padmé Challenge I'm organizing for the Padmé Discussion/Challenge thread at TFN.  I just realized that I've never actually done any of my challenges so I started scribbling something down for this.  I have a vague idea of what it is.  A bio of Padmé, a young girl whose family was killed when she was a baby, and was brought up by Palpatine the Evil to be his greatest bait for the Chosen One. Gosh, I love my evil ideas!  Anyway, I started scribbling and here's a little of what it'll look like.  I think I'll try and finish it up on lj before posting on the boards.

Demon - Dark Padmé Challenge response. 
 
Part 1/? Prologue?)
3 months
 
 
The small family huddled into each other for protection. The father and the grandparents standing in a protective circle around the mother, the baby and the little girl.
 
They oozed fear and desperation and Sidious smiled at the hopelessness of their defiance.
 
“Kill the spares.”
 
Like sprays of flying blood, the Red Gaurds descended on them. A blur of violence and it was over.
 
The little baby lay in the still warm, still flexible arms of her mother, bawling.
 
“Bring it.”
 
She was presented to her new “father”. He smiled benevolently at her and the tears dried with atavistic fear.
 
 
~~~
Part 2/?
 
3 years
 
“Xito. Ya. Zoba.” 
 
“It’s ‘Yi’ Padme, not ‘Ya’.”
 
“Yi. Sorri.”
 
“Again.”
 
“Xito. Yi. Ziba.”
 
“Zoba. You just said it properly!”
 
“Sorri.”
 
“A-”
 
“Still struggling with the alphabet?” Palpatine asked genially from where he had suddenly materialized in the shadowed corner of the makeshift classroom. 
 
Matol Jankerrie started. Governor Palpatine was one of the most highly respected men on Naboo – and he gave his ward’s governess the creeps. 
 
But the unfounded alarm Matol felt was nothing compared to the reaction of her ward. Her own unease disappeared at once when her gaze rested on Padmé.
 
The little girl’s dark eyes, already larger and sadder than any child’s Matol knew, were frozen with silent horror at her Guardian. Padmé’s small lips, usually curved in a downward bow, had pressed together so tightly that the skin above her upper lips was white. With a cold shiver of fear, Matol realized that the girl was screaming in her mind. 
 
“Miss Jankerrie?” Palpatine prompted.  
 
Matol tore her eyes from her pupil’s face. “W-we’re making progress, Sir. In fact we were about to take a break.”
 
Palpatine smiled at her. “Of course, you were. Indulge an old man and
 
 
 

On the subject of writing, I'd better just organize all my w-i-ps again.


1, Thwarted Fate, Book of Descent II

2, Kaleidoscope

3, Demon. Dark Padmé short story

4, Sweet Poison.  Anakin Skywalker challenge - AU! Anakin.  (I got Anakin as an ice-cream taster.  What luck.  At least that was what I felt until I realized I could put a unique spin on things. :p

5, What Lies Beneath.  Padmé as a housewife. ;)

6, Untitled post-RotJ AU.

7, Tangled Fate.  (post-TPM. Canon).

8, Of Like Mind. Docasta collection - I'll use the 100 drabbles challenge on TFN as a guideline.   Probably take forever to do this.

9, Obi-Wan biography - I've been wanting to do this since forever.  It'll be my response to the 100 drabbles.

http://leia-naberrie.livejournal.com/28138.html

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From: daenarrah Date: July 8th, 2006 03:07 am (UTC) (Link)
I like the beginning to the Dark Padmé fic. I love how you use subtle things to make such big statements. The entire paragraph about Padmé's reaction to Palpatine being in the room gave me a creepy feeling. It's things like that that I love about your writing.

I'm trying to come up with something for the challenge but my brain won't let me see a Dark Padmé.

You got Anakin as an ice cream taster! Some of the careers that Kim came up with are hysterical.

And wow, you have a lot of stuff on your writing plate. Cool. I have a few other things besides Birth Rite that are plotted out.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: July 8th, 2006 01:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like the beginning to the Dark Padmé fic. I love how you use subtle things to make such big statements. The entire paragraph about Padmé's reaction to Palpatine being in the room gave me a creepy feeling. It's things like that that I love about your writing.

Thanks, dear! I like using very few words --- probably because I'm lazy both as a writer and reader. :p

Maybe you should work on how Padme becomes Dark? It might be easier for you to write then, instead of just writing her as plain evil. That's a little like the approach I'm using.

I have a few other things besides Birth Rite that are plotted

I'd love to see what else you can write after Birth Rite! Bring it on! :D
From: bobill Date: August 5th, 2006 09:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hah! I knew there was an advantage to LJ! First peak at everything!

Very interesting concept. I liked 3 yr old Padme learning the alphabet, for some reason. It's kind of cute. Anyways, yeah, I was wondering if anyone would go with the Palpy-raise-Padme bunny, so I'm very glad to see it's going on! I take it it's a backstory on Kaleidoscope, or some kind of offset of it? Very interesting...
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: August 6th, 2006 05:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Caught! *laughs* No, it's not a back story to anything... just a crazy bunny. ;) I've sort of morphed it into a different story but I may still make a shortie with these scenes...
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