Recently I watched the Star Wars series of movies and I am not sure if anyone else noticed it, but Anakin Skywalker “fell in love” with Padme` Amidala either at the age of fourteen or so OR they fell in love in well under a year.
In Phantom Menace, Padme` meets Anakin in Watto’s (Pretty sure that’s how you say the flying blue alien’s name) shop as they looked for parts for their ship. Padme, she was somewhere between 16 and 20 but they don’t actually say so. Now Anakin looks to be somewhere between the ages of 9 and 11. He thinks Padme` is the most beautiful person he’s met and Padme` thinks he’s a funny little boy. According to the movie, Anakin parted ways with Padme` shortly after Naboo was liberated from the Trade Federation and he began his Jedi training.
Move forward to Attack of the Clones. Anakin is reunited with Padme` when he and his Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi are assigned to protect the now Senator Amidala. Anakin mentions that he has dreamt about her since they parted. Now from my understanding, that would mean he hasn’t seen her in 8 to 10 years ago. During the course of the movie, Anakin basically says that he is in love with Padme. Now let’s get our numbers right. Anakin is somewhere between 16 and maybe early 20’s. Padme` is between 26 to early 30’s years old.
Now, I’m not saying a person needs to be in love with someone of the same age bracket but Anakin would have to start “loving” Padme when he was twelve. Maybe I am wrong and they fell in love after they were reunited so let’s take a look at that.
In Attack of the Clones, Anakin is nervous about meeting Padme again after not seeing her since he went off to become a Jedi. After they meet, Anakin is on a hero thing trying to find Padme’s would be killer. During the course of the movie, Anakin reveals his feelings for her. He says he is in agony since he meet her and the kiss did not help any. She denies any love and they each go to be for the night. When Anakin and Padme are about to be dragged out to the execution/gladiator arena, Padme reveals that she loves Anakin since the moment they were reunited. Now at a generous time frame, this all took place in a year. A more realistic time frame would be about six months.
Either way, I am having trouble wrapping my head around their whole relationship, so if anyone has any more information to help shed light on this, I would greatly appreciated it