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May 26th, 2007
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My Boy, Star Wars, Darth Vader, Rated G
TITLE: My Boy
AUTHOR: caedusremembers
FANDOM: Star Wars
CHARACTERS: Darth Vader
TIMELINE: Between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
RATING: Rated G
WARNINGS: None
WORD COUNT: ~350
DISCLAIMERS: I don’t profit from this.
SUMMARY: Darth Vader is injured. What could possibly keep him alive?



MY BOY

“We have to get his temperature down, his body cannot tolerate it for long.”

“There’s trauma to the chest and left upper thigh…blood loss…”

“His pulse is still erratic…”

He could hear them speaking as if from a great distance. Could hear the…worry?…no…fear…in their voices. It wouldn’t do at all for them to let Darth Vader’s life slip through their fingers. There’d be hell to pay for that.

But he was so tired. It would be so easy to let himself go. Could he? Would he be allowed to now that he was no longer the Chosen One? He could only hope.

He moved his head back and forth on the hard bed. His armor was gone. He tried to open his eyes but the room was too brightly lit. Sleep. Perhaps he could just go to sleep and never awaken again. Such a tempting idea.

But…he’d forgotten something…something important. He moved restlessly.

“Keep him still…his heartbeat is irregular…do a quick diagnostic test on…”

Something he’d been told recently…

He moved again. He felt pain in his chest and he couldn’t seem to get a deep enough breath. His chest felt constricted.

Luke.

He stilled suddenly. Luke. How could he have forgotten Luke? He had to find him again. Before the Emperor did. He had to find the boy…his boy. He had to make everything right again. For Luke.

“We’re losing him…wait…wait…I don’t…pulse is steadying, heartbeat’s evening out…”

Vader felt someone lean over him and he opened his eyes to see a young medical assistant. The man froze in shock at finding himself staring into a pair of intimidating blue eyes.

“Uh…my Lord…uh…try to be still. We’ve successfully…uh…started the healing process. You were injured when your ship crashed.”

“Luke…”

“Uh…Luke?”

“Where’s Luke? I have to…find him.”

“Uh, yes sir…uh…yes, find Luke.”

The man looked helplessly at the other medical personnel who were watching him wide-eyed.

“He’s in danger. My…boy.”

“Yes, sir. I’m sure you’ll find him.” The young man’s voice dropped to a low whisper as he regarded the Dark Lord in astonishment.

“Yes…I will.”

Vader’s eyelids drooped wearily as he slowly slid into a healing sleep.


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From:sakurafromjapan
Date:May 27th, 2007 04:29 am (UTC)
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Hmm . . . Vade had to find Luke before the Emperor did ?
So *ponders* this must have happened between ANH and ESB ( or RotJ ), maybe ?
I like the sound of "My boy" said by Vader *smiles*. It makes me realise that he REALLY care about his son.
His ship crashed ? I hope he will get well soon ! ; )
Arigatoh ( Thank you ) for writing a lovely fic about Vader/Luke !
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From:caedusremembers
Date:May 27th, 2007 01:52 pm (UTC)
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Yes, it was important that Vader found him first or there would be no options left to him. Although in ROTJ he took Luke to the Emperor, things may have gotten worse sooner if Luke had been caught by someone else.

And in my story Vader has been injured so perhaps what he is saying is what he feels deep inside and not what he usually allows himself to believe. Luke is all he has left of a time long past and intentionally forgotten and a person that he used to be.

Thanks for reading it, I'm glad you liked it! As you may have noticed, I can ramble on forever about the relationship between Vader and his son.
From:au_dorme
Date:September 17th, 2007 03:32 am (UTC)
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Awww!! I really felt for Vader here and I love how much his love for the son he never knew keeps him going. It was incredibly touching. ♥
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From:caedusremembers
Date:September 18th, 2007 12:48 am (UTC)
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I always thought Vader would be very possessive of his child, not in a bad way but in a caring way. It must have been devastating for him when he found out Luke was alive. And although he made plans to turn him to the Dark Side I don't think he would have because he would not want his son to be like him. It must have worn at his mind and heart for months before he died.

Thank you for reading and commenting on the story!
From:_darthvader_
Date:September 17th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
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Oh wow this was so beautifully done! I love how for once he's not thinking about himself but his son and this helps him heal both physically and mentally...
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From:caedusremembers
Date:September 18th, 2007 12:51 am (UTC)
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Yes, now Vader truly wants something...not power, not the Dark Side, not even to escape from the prison he's been in for 20 years...but his son who was created from his love with Padme.

Thanks for reading!
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