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Title: Three Days, Two Nights and One Lifetime
Fandom: Star Wars
Pairing: gen
Categories: Amnesia, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Family
Length: Medium (7,480 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: unknown
Author Website: Mina1 on fanfiction.net, Author's website

Author's Summary:
When a mission goes sour and leaves Luke with mild amnesia and temporary blindness, he finds himself rescued by a black-caped Imperial Force user. Luke and Vader must work together to escape death. Unashamed Luke Vader Father Son story, 1 year post-ANH.

I'm a sucker for amnesia stories, and the amnesia and temporary blindness in this fic allow for an interesting father/son story set post Star Wars: A New Hope. We never got to see much interaction between Luke and Vader, and here we have Luke conversing with a man he doesn't quite recognize as they struggle through a hostile environment together to make it to safety. We, the readers, know who the mysterious "Kin" really is and it's fascinating to see Vader start to get to know Luke, while concealing his own identity.

It may be a bit medically implausible, but like all good h/c fic it really hits me in my id and satisfies my love of Original Trilogy family-centric Star Wars.


"No, I-"

"Save me from a bloody-minded child! Sit down before you fall down!" The man let out a strained chuckle as Luke sat abruptly and resisted the urge to pout.

"I'm fine," he hissed.

"Of course you are; you're only flash-blinded, suffering from a mild concussion and amnesia. You have a strange definition of fine, child."

Luke remained sullenly silent and tried in vain to make out the form he knew was crouched opposite on him on the pebble beach. There was nothing, and he concentrated harder, instinctively trying to reach for the ever-elusive Force Ben Kenobi had tried so hard to ingrain in his apprentice. There was something... maybe. Like a flicker of a shadow, large and cloaked, and then nothing. He shook his head disgustedly at his own inability.

"There are better methods for doing that, although I doubt they would work."

Luke glanced up uncertainly. "You... you can use the Force?" he asked, sudden surprise and hope colouring his words.

There was definitely a chuckle now, strange around the hiss of a... respirator! That was it! He grinned; maybe the amnesia would be very temporary.

"What is it?" the other asked uncertainly.

"Oh, nothing. I just remembered something else."

"I see."

"But... who... who are you?" he asked, fingers playing nervously with the pebbles. Nervous and he didn't know why. It was, after all, a simple question. There was the nagging feeling that he was missing some vital information - other than the events of the last few hours - and the lengthy silence only reinforced his unease. "If we're going to be stuck out here a while then it might be useful if I knew your name." He tried a rueful little smile and it seemed to melt his companions steely mask because there was an uncertain sigh.

"You may call me Kin," the other man offered.

Three Days, Two Nights and One Lifetime (ffn), (author's website)


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