Title: The Family Script( Read me!Collapse )
Pairing/characters: Shmi, Beru, Vader, Luke, Leia
Word count: 5000
Request: What's it like to raise a Skywalker? How does one parent such powerful children?
Summary: How do you bring up an extraordinary child in extraordinary circumstances? From Beru to Vader to Luke - what started with a slave girl called Shmi Skywalker trying to protect her son from unpleasant truths echoes through a family's 'destiny'.
Warnings: none that I can think of, maybe some adult themes in the context of slavery.
Notes: This is why I like Skywalkathon - I would never have thought to write a story about this, usually sticking to the good ol' Luke/Vader, but actually... I really enjoyed writing this, even if it was tricky and out of my comfort zone. Diary entries are denoted by italics. I think I've taken some liberty with the back-story of Shmi on sw.com - that is, no one really thinks that she was just a serving girl, do they? And I've given her a love interest, because everyone needs someone (even if they're dead).