Oct 2002

Disclaimer: SW belongs to GL, I don't own it, I'm simply writing for enjoyment.

This is a Sabé/Obi-Wan Romance and is a continuation (kind of) of the short series I did
called "A Stranger From the Past"

Terms of Service
Chapter 1


The Noobian transport settled down on the landing pad with the sound of repulsor
jets and metal connecting with metal. The wind blowing around the landing pad threw the
clothing of the two waiting figures into disarray. They stood silently, waiting for the
landing ramp to extend. The taller of the two reached up and removed the hood hiding
their face from view, revealing a face that was handsome, despite the stress that was
visible in the color of his hair and the lines in his skin. Dressed in the robes of a
Jedi, he looked the part.

Beside him, his companion pulled their hood closer over their face and stepped
back. The hiss of the seal being broken could be heard as the pressure inside the ship
equalized with the atmosphere outside. The ramp slowly lowered, touching the landing pad
with a gentle thump. From the darkness of the ship, two figures exited, one holding a
small bag, the other carrying a large suitcase. The smaller of the two, a beautiful
woman in a blue gown, placed the bag on the ground as she stepped from the ship.

Behind her, a young man with a Padawan's braid set the bag next to hers and went
to her side. The man on the platform smiled, "Anakin."

The young man nodded, "Master."

Obi-Wan extended his hand to his Padawan, a smile cracking his face as he shook
hands with the younger man, "It's good to have you home."

"Thank you, Master."

Obi-Wan turned to the young woman and offered her his hand, "Senator, welcome back
to the capital. I thought you were going to stay on Naboo."

Padmé Amidala glanced at her escort and then to Obi-Wan before shaking his
extended hand, "Anakin and I have something we need to talk to you about, Master Kenobi."

His eyebrows went up. He could sense the apprehension coming off these two in
waves, "No better place than this, unless you'd like me to flag a speeder?"

Anakin shook his head, "We'll rent one. I don't trust the drivers of those other
ones." he walked off to talk to the man at the helm of the speeder waiting for them.

Obi-Wan stepped back, "Senator, I believe you know my companion."

The cloaked figure stepped forward and bowed, "Padmé."

Padmé's eyes widened, "Sabé! What are you doing here?" she reached out and pulled
the other woman into her arms for a tight hug, "You're the last person I expected to see!
I thought you were still on Naboo."

Sabé reached up and pulled her hood back, revealing unblemished features. Padmé
gasped, pulling back in shock, "Your face." her hand reached out as if to touch her cheek
but pulled back uncertainly, "How?"

Sabé glanced at Obi-Wan, her smile soft, "It was a gift."

Padmé's gaze followed hers and then she straightened as if shocked, "Obi-Wan?"

He nodded, "Yes, Senator. Please, if you will, let's wait until we're in the
speeder to talk."

She nodded and turned back to Sabé, who's cheeks were tinted pink, and linked her
arm through her friend's. "You are looking incredible, Sabé." she said sincerely.

Sabé returned her smile as they followed behind Obi-Wan to where Anakin was
waiting with the speeder. Somehow he'd convinced the driver to relinquish his for a
while, probably a Force trick, and get a ride with another speeder. He could pick his
back up when they were finished with it. Anakin offered a hand to Padmé and helped her
into the speeder before sliding behind the controls. Obi-Wan handed Sabé down into the
seat before stepping down beside her. "Just drive around, Anakin, it would seem we have
a lot to talk about."

Anakin nodded and throttled the speeder forward. Obi-Wan placed a hand on his
shoulder and squeezed, "This isn't a pod racer and you have passengers who aren't force
sensitive. Remember that."

Anakin laughed but nodded, "Yes Master. Padmé, would you please fill him in about
what's happened."

She arched an eyebrow at him, as if to say "Why me?" but didn't voice the comment
as she turned to Obi-Wan. "I will make this as painless as possible. Anakin and I were
married when we arrived back on Naboo."

Sabé bit her lip as she exchanged a glance with Obi-Wan. He broke into a smile
and began to chuckle.

"Did I say something funny?"

He shook his head, "Oh no, it's just closely related, that's all. You married in
secret to avoid the council's objection. And if I know Anakin, he did it knowing what
he's got to lose if they find out."

Anakin said nothing as he continued flying through the airways of Couruscant.

Padmé glanced at her husband and then nodded, her eyes softening as she watched
Anakin fly with one hand. "He insisted, after all we went through, Obi-Wan, how could we
not? I almost lost him to Dooku, I couldn't bear it if..."

"I'm not judging you, Padmé." He told her kindly, "I understand why you did it, in
fact, I understand all too clearly the why. Judging you would make me a hypocrite."

Anakin glanced back at him, "How so, Master, you haven't broken the code."

"Sabé is my wife, Anakin."


Author's note: Sorry it took so long to come out with this, it took a while to get
inspired!

Thanks for Reading!
Jade_Max