I mean really, the best part of any 'Leia is from Tatooine and Luke is from Alderaan' AU is how they meet up, because you KNOW little 'I'm a sunshine twink' Luke is going to have a very different experience on the Death Star than 'If I knew how to burn people with my mind, Vader would be a giant torch right now' Leia.
So Luke gets captured with the Death Star plans, sends R2 and 3PO off with the plans, and does the whole 'who me? a dangerous rebel? well I NEVER' bit before getting tossed in a cell. In between doing his 'I'm totally innocent' routine (which he does a lot better than Leia, since he doesn't give off the impression of champing at the bit to tear people's throats out all the time), he sits around, is generally depressed, and dreams of the heroic Ben Kenobi coming to save him. One notable impact of his rather better lying is the fact that it takes a hell of a lot longer for Tarkin to blow up Alderaan, since, you know, there is a chance that Luke is an unwitting accomplice, however slim.
Meanwhile, down on Tatooine, Leia does not take off R2's restraining bolt, because she's not an idiot, and instead takes him straight to Ben Kenobi, because Biggs is gone and she's bored and she's got no interest in sitting around moping and playing with toy ships.
Ben sees Leia show up at his front door with R2, and sighs, because he knows what's about to go down. (Leia, for the record, doesn't immediately believe him when he tells her that her father was a Jedi Knight, everyone on Tatooine is a liar, and no one on Tatooine is a stupid space wizard. (She tells him this to his face. He sighs again. He seems to be doing quite a lot of that.))
Because Leia didn't faff around with R2, they get back to the farm in time to rescue Owen and Beru, and when Ben pulls out his saber, Leia gets to see first hand that there are actually stupid space wizards on Tatooine. (She still thinks Ben is lying to her about something, which, well, he is, so point Leia on that one.) Owen and Beru go into hiding, Leia grabs her dad's laser sword, because weapons are useful (not because she's going to be a Jedi, shut up old man), and she, Ben, R2, and 3PO head to a cantina. (The second Han sees her, he starts getting funny ideas about showing innocent, naïve, Tatooine girls the ropes. Those funny ideas last until she opens her mouth to verbally eviscerate him. Then he starts getting funny ideas of a different sort.)
In any case, because of Leia's efficiency, and because Luke is really rather good at pretending to be a harmless fop, the Falcon gets to Alderaan before it's destroyed.
'Great,' Han thinks. 'Easy ride, easy payout.'
"Land on that," Leia orders, pointing at the Death Star.
'Kriff,' Han thinks, because he is very, very, kriffed.
Leia emerges onto the bridge of the Death Star just before Tarkin gives the order to fire.
"Hi," she says, lightsaber humming dangerously. "I'm Leia Skywalker. I'm here to rescue you."
Vader keels over, reeling, and Luke takes the opportunity to shoot Tarkin in the back with his own blaster and run.
By the time Vader can think straight again, Leia and the Falcon are gone. He makes it off the Death Star just in time to see it explode. (Luke, after all, is a very, very good shot, and the TIE fighter he stole is state of the art.)
The Empire never stood a chance.
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