|Renewing One's Commitment
Author: Zemera PM
Obi-Wan has chosen to continue his life as a Jedi. How will he regain the trust of the council? His master? Will he ever be able to?Rated: Fiction K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Obi-Wan K. & Qui-Gon J. - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,701 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 08-03-11 - Published: 04-17-11 - id: 6914676
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The next day Obi-Wan woke in the early morning hours. He was returning to his regular classes today, the thought made Obi-Wan groan, he had been gone for so long he wasn't sure if he'd ever be able to catch up the rest of the students. He heard his master knock on the door "Obi-Wan?" he called.
"I'm getting up Master," he replied pulling the sheets off him. He quickly got ready for class, collected his books and data pad and headed to his first class of the day; Astrophysics. He groaned inwardly as he made his way to class.
"Was taking him back the right thing to do?" Qui-Gon asked himself as soon as he knew that the boy was well out of ear shot. "I could grow close to him, he may turn away from me later. Just like-" Qui-Gon stopped. He wouldn't compare Obi-Wan to his former padawan, he couldn't. "I hope I'm not making a mistake," Qui-Gon said solemnly.
The second Obi-Wan stepped into Astrophysics, he felt the other student's eyes on him as he took his seat. He felt his face go red, would anyone ever forgive him?
"Obi-Wan Kenobi," his teacher Master Quelp said. Obi-Wan looked up, "Decided to rejoin the order, have you?"
"Yes, Master," Obi-Wan said hesitantly. He could hear Bruck and some of his friends making snide remarks under their breath.
"Very well, I'm sure you feel more than ready for today's test? After all, Qui-Gon Jinn is your master and from what I hear he is quite an expert at Astrophysics. It's safe to assume that his apprentice would be too, correct?" Obi-Wan went pale, a test? On his first day back? He swallowed, "Yes Master, I'm ready." Master Quelp nodded before handing a copy of the test to Obi-Wan. "Why did I say that? I had no idea that they're would be a test today! I haven't studied Astrophysics in weeks! I'm going to fail this test! Qui-Gon will be so disappointed!" Obi-Wan focused his attention on his test, he was going to do the best that he could.
Nearly an hour later Obi-Wan finished his test, he could not hide the look of shame that crossed his face. He hadn't known any of the answers, he avoided Master Quelp's gaze as he handed it in. Once the test landed on Obi-Wan's desk he flipped it over to look at his score "50%! Qui-Gon is going to kill me!" Before Obi-Wan could shove the test into his bag, Bruck snatched the test from Obi-Wan's hand, a glimmer of delight shone in Bruck's eyes as he dropped the test onto the floor. "Back to the farm," Buck hissed in Obi-Wan's face.
Obi-Wan managed to get through the rest of his classes, but his mind was still focused on the Astrophysics test and Qui-Gon's anticipated reaction. When he finally reached the apartment that he and Qui-Gon shared together he felt his heart drop. Qi-Gon was seated on the couch, he didn't look pleased.
"I spoke with your Astrophysics teacher, Master Quelp."
"Really?" Obi-Wan replied, trying to sound hopeful.
"He told me that you failed your test."
"I didn't do well," Obi-Wan admitted.
"What was your score?"
"50%," Obi-Wan said quietly.
"Care to explain?" Qui-Gon pressed.
"I-I guess I just-I didn't understand the material."
"Did you study?"
"No, I didn't. I was-" Obi-Wan stopped. He hadn't studied because he had left the Order, but he dare not bring that up in front of Qui-Gon. Not now. Qui-Gon frowned, "Obi-Wan, I want you to go to your room and study, I expect you to do well on your next test, is that understood?"
"Yes, Master," Obi-Wan said.
"Very well then, you may go," Qui-Gon said dismissing him. Obi-Wan did as his master told him, as he disappeared into his quarters he felt his face turn red. He saw how disappointed his master was, he sat down at his desk and opened his Astrophysics book. He was determined to make his master proud.