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Desert Rose: Index Post

I'm so excited that I can finally start posting chapters of my new fic, and I know more than a few of you guys are excited too! This here is the index post, where all of the chapters will be linked and author's notes and such will be displayed. I just have to get some quick housekeeping out of the way before we begin.

Desert Rose is my project for National Novel Writing Month, a worldwide initiative to prod people who say they're going to write a novel "someday" to do it now. It's basically the no-time-like-the-present mentality. The link above is to my profile on the NaNoWriMo website, where I'm known as PadmeKenobi85, and where excerpts of Desert Rose will also be posted. However, what gets to the NaNo site will be excerpts and excerpts only - to get the full, unabridged fic, you'll have to come here.

Since Desert Rose is for NaNo, I'm posting it here in a largely unedited form. What does that mean? Well, that except for blatant typos and grammar errors, I haven't altered the text, nor run it through a beta reader, before throwing it up on my journal. What you see is what you get. And for that reason, I hope you'll be a tad more forgiving of the errors and plot holes that do creep in. XD

Now, to the nuts and bolts.



I'm putting these lyrics here because this song was one of the primary inspirations for the fic, and fit it almost perfectly.

Desert Rose
Sting


I dream of rain ye ... yeyi yele ...
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in pain ye ... yeyi yele ...
I dream of love as time runs through my hand ye ... yeyi yele ...

I dream of fire ye ... yeyi yele ...
Those dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire
And in the flames ye ... yeyi yele ...
Her shadows play in the shape of a man's desire ye ... yeyi yele ...

This desert rose ye ... yeyi yele ...
Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower ye ... yeyi yele ...
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

And as she turns ye ... yeyi yele ...
This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams
This fire burns ye ... yeyi yele ...
I realize that nothing's as it seems

I dream of rain ye ... yeyi yele ...
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in pain ye ... yeyi yele ...
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

I dream of rain ye ... yeyi yele ...
I lift my gaze to empty skies above
I close my eyes
This rare perfume is the sweet intoxication of her love oh ...

Oh monono ... hmmm ...

I dream of rain ye ... yeyi yele ...
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in pain ye ... yeyi yele ...
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

Sweet desert rose ye ... yeyi yele ...
Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower ye ... yeyi yele ...
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

Sweet desert rose ye ... yeyi yele ...
This memory of Eden haunts us all
This desert flower ye ... yeyi yele ...
This rare perfume, is the sweet intoxication of the fall

Oh mono ... mono ... hmmm ...




Title: Desert Rose
Author: Liz/amidala_thrace
Fandom and Characters: Star Wars. Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padmé Amidala, Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. Eventual Obi-Wan Kenobi/Padmé Amidala pairing.
Rating: PG-NC-17 (though the NC-17 chapters will be few and far between)
Status: Incomplete. Chapter 8 currently being written.
Summary: AU, taking place from the end of Revenge of the Sith on. Padmé does not die, and is sent to live with Obi-Wan on Tatooine. Vader grieves the loss of his wife and his former life.

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
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