Author: Lincoln Six Echo PM
One year after the events of The Stranger ObiWan and Anakin are happy together in Coruscant. But when the Council lifts the ban against attachment, the lovers' life, instead of improving, becomes more difficult. ObiXAni SLASH, MPREG.Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Angst - Obi-Wan K. & Anakin Skywalker - Chapters: 14 - Words: 22,200 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 117 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 08-10-06 - Published: 06-24-06 - Status: Complete - id: 3004632
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The Sequel to "The Stranger"
Lincoln Six Echo
NOTE: This story contains MPREG (a male getting pregnant) and SLASH. Do not read it if it is not your cup of tea. Also, the rating of this story will be a M starting from next chapter.
Obi-Wan stepped out of the lift he had taken to leave the Council Tower struggling hard to prevent himself from grinning.
After one year of discussions and debates, of examining the ancient records and of weighing the pros and the cons, the Council had finally decided.
From now on, the Jedi knights would be allowed to form emotional attachments. They would be allowed to keep contact with their families of origin, to marry, and to be involved in the raising of their children.
Obi-Wan had fought hard along with other Councillors to have the Code changed and to restore the rules that had governed the Jedi Order before the great war against the Sith. He thought it was time the Jedi changed and evolved. They had been stagnant for too long, and it had almost been the cause of their downfall at the hands of the Sith. Thanks to the Force, their mortal enemies had been destroyed once and for all, but nobody knew what other battles the Jedi Order might be called to fight in the future, and they would have to be ready.
Obi-Wan had also had another, more personal reason to support the change of the Code and now that his party had won, he felt the very uncommon need to express his joy in some noticeable way, such as humming or whistling.
It was totally out of character for him, and completely unbefitting for a member of the Council, but today Obi-Wan felt more like a mere man than a Jedi master. A man deeply in love that could not wait to tell his loved one the result of the Council session.
Obi-Wan smiled gently as he pictured Anakin's face after he informed the younger man they would be soon able to live together.
There would be no more secret meetings for them. No more lies to his friends. No more lonely nights aside from those spent away from each other out of duty.
Finally Obi-Wan and Anakin would be able to tell everyone they were more than friends, more than lovers. They were soulmates, two halves of the same being that had found each other.
Obi-Wan's steps slowed down as his mind mulled again over the circumstances that had brought him and Anakin together.
When, little less than a year and half before, he had decided to leave Coruscant to spend a time of seclusion, he could have not imagined how much his life would change.
He had retired in the desert of Tatooine to regain his inner peace and instead he had found the other half of his soul in a brothel in the outskirt of Mos Espa.
Obi-Wan had loved his soul long before he had surprisingly started appreciating the beauty of his body, and that love had kept on growing during the past year.
As a Jedi, Obi-Wan had been taught not to get attached to people or things, but despite his strong will and dedication to the Order and the Code, he had not been able to completely stick with the rules. He had loved Qui-Gon as a father and he had loved Siri Tachi from his teenager years to the day she had died in his arms.
Their love had never been consummated or discussed. They had never talked about their feeling since the day when, having acknowledged what there was between them, they had decided being a Jedi was too important for them to renounce their dream.
Obi-Wan had never regretted his choice. Being a Jedi had taught him how to go on after Siri's death, but sometimes he had wondered what could have been if they had had followed their hearts that long past day.
Along the years, Obi-Wan had discovered that other Jedi had formed attachments that went beyond mere friendship or caring. Qui-Gon had been a primary example, for he had never hidden from Obi-Wan his love for the beautiful, unlucky Tahl.
Oh yes, getting attached to people was all too easy, and part of Obi-Wan was curious to see what pairs would pop up as soon as the change in the Code became operative.
A smile returned to grace his lips as he checked his chrono. Anakin's morning shift had just ended and with a bit of luck Obi-Wan should be able to beat him to the younger man's apartment, and be able to greet him with the news.
Obi-Wan walked toward the Temple exit when a voice coming from his back called his name.
He turned around and saw Garen Muln approach him with long steps.
"Obi-Wan," his friend repeated once he was in front of him.
"Garen," he answered, noticing the slightly hurried breath of the dark haired knight.
"Is it true?"
"What?" Obi-Wan enquired, although he had the feeling he knew what the other was asking.
"Is it true the Council has decided to allow the Jedi to form attachments?"
Obi-Wan folded his arms over his chest, left over right. "Why are you so interested?"
Garen pursed his lips. "Don't be so difficult, Obi-Wan. Just tell me."
Obi-Wan smiled and nodded, "Yes, Master Muln, it's true."
The broad smile that appeared on his friend's face told Obi-Wan everything he needed to know: Garen too had someone very dear to share the news with.
The dark haired man seemed to realize he had betrayed himself, and rushed to repair the damage done.
"Uh…well…this is wonderful. I am sure the younger knights and the padawans will be happy to hear it."
"I dare say this is going to be good news for everybody." Obi-Wan paused a moment then continued with a smile, "So, who is she?"
Garen opened his mouth as if to say something, then closed it, blushing and looking briefly at his boots, before trying again. "She isn't a Jedi. She is a doctor. I met her during the Battle of Coruscant, when we helped to evacuate the Central Hospital that had been damaged by a Separatist missile."
"I trust you will introduce her to Bant and me soon."
"Of course!" Garen nodded with enthusiasm, then sobered. "Are you not disappointed to know I have been breaking the Code for the past two years?"
Obi-Wan shook his head. "No Garen, I am not disappointed—because you aren't the only one who has broken the code in the past year or so."
Garen stared at him confused, then his eyes widened, "You mean you..." Obi-Wan nodded and the other man grinned broadly, before slapping his friend's back. "Who would have known there was a rebel in you, Master Kenobi! So, tell me, who is she?"
Obi-Wan hesitated for a moment. Garen had known of his feelings for Siri, thus he had naturally concluded his friend's lover was a woman. He was about to correct the wrong assumption when the other man spoke again.
"Listen, I must leave because I have a 'sabre practice session scheduled to start in ten minutes. Why don't we meet at Dex's place tomorrow evening at the twentieth hour? I will bring Sadie, you will bring your lady and then we could have dinner there or in some other place, if the ladies so desire. What do you think?" Obi-Wan opened his mouth to speak, but the other Jedi blocked him again. "All right them, it's settled. See you tomorrow!"
Garen walked away and Obi-Wan watched him go, shaking his head with fondness. Then he turned around and resumed his trip toward Anakin and Shmi's apartment
He was sure Anakin would be enthusiast to go out to dinner with Garen. Obi-Wan had often spoken of his childhood friend with his lover, and he knew the younger man looked forward to actually meeting him.
Well, truth to tell, they had already met, but this time the meeting would not be between Knight Muln and Officer Skywalker, but between Garen and Anakin.
As he approached the steps leading out of the Temple, Obi-Wan stopped struggling against his emotions and allowed his handsome face to broaden into a grin.