A/N1- This is my first try at writing a slash. I don't know whether I will continue this to its full extent yet, but I'll try.

Title: The Ways of the Force

Rating: T (May change later)

Characters: Obi-Wan, Anakin (remember it is a slash)

Timeframe: Pre-RotS

Summary: Obi-Wan develops feelings for his Padawan, Anakin. Obi-Wan begins to wonder whether he can confront Anakin and admit his feelings, but they get side-tracked when Obi-Wan has to leave for battle and Anakin becomes the Padawan of a different Jedi. Please R&R. Obi/Ani SLASH.

Chapter 1

Anakin sat on his bed thinking about the mission that Obi-Wan and he were being sent on tomorrow. The Council wanted them to go to the Outer Rim to battle the Separatists who were building a base there. He always hated going to the Outer Rim. It was too far away from the ones that he cared about. He felt as if he would once again let Obi-Wan down, even though he told Anakin that he was progressing as a Jedi faster than he had. Anakin looked down at his mechanical hand. He didn't feel as if he was getting any better. It was almost as if he was getting worse.

Outside of Anakin's room and in the corridor, Obi-Wan was in deep conversation with Master Yoda.

"But why must I go alone Master Yoda? Why can't Anakin come with me?" Obi-Wan was deeply concerned with this bit of information.

"More training he needs. Endanger the mission he will," Yoda told him. "Tomorrow, a new Master will he have."

"What?" Obi-Wan yelled. "Why does he have to have a new Master? What is wrong with me teaching him?"

"Feelings you must control Obi-Wan. Getting too strong the bond you two share is. Separated you must be." Yoda continued.

"I guess," Obi-Wan said with a sigh. "I guess. I can't change the word of the Council. I will tell Anakin immediately of this change of events. Good night Master Yoda."

Yoda walked off, probably going to his own quarters. Obi-Wan on the other hand went straight to Anakin's and his rooms and knocked on Anakin's door. Obi-Wan could hear the soft footsteps of his Padawan on the foor, moving closer to the door every second. With a small creak the door came open and Obi-Wan came face to face with his young apprentice.

"What it is Master?" Anakin asked. "You look deeply troubled."

"As a matter of fact Anakin, there is something the matter," Obi-Wan said as he walked over to the couch and sat down. "The Council doesn't want you to come with me tomorrow."

"What!" Anakin yelled, louder then he should have. "Why that is outrageous. What were they thinking?"

"And that isn't the worst of it," Obi-Wan said. He put his head in his hands, eyes beginning to tear up. "They say that our bond is growing too strong. They are giving you a different Jedi to teach you. I will no longer be your trainer." All the feeling welled up inside of Obi-Wan came free as he began to cry, tears streaming down his cheeks and into his stubble of a beard. Why are they doing this to me? If only they knew. If only they knew the truth. If only they knew how I feel about Anakin. Obi-Wan felt his Padawan's arm wrap around his shoulder, in attempt to comfort him.

"But Master," Anakin began, but was very quickly cut off by Obi-Wan.

"No, Anakin," he said. "Don't call me Master anymore. Apparently I don't deserve it."

"Obi-Wan, to me, you will always be my Master, no matter what the council throws at us," Anakin said as he pulled Obi-Wan into a full-fledged hug. Obi-Wan was completely caught off guard by the hug that he said, "Anakin, what are you doing?"

Anakin broke the hug looking puzzled. "What is wrong, I'm just giving you a friendly hug. There is nothing wrong with that is there?

Obi-Wan thought about it for a moment. I guess it is only a friendly hug. I have to be careful about my actions. Anakin may not feel the way I do about him. "Well, I guess there is nothing wrong with a hug." He pulled Anakin up to him again and embraced him. Anakin laid his head on Obi-Wan's shoulder, causing him to stir a little. "Don't worry Anakin." Obi-Wan said as he ran his hands through Anakin's curly hair. If only he knew how I felt about him. Get yourself together Obi-Wan, you know that it is forbidden for a Jedi to love. Snap out of it. It will never happen.

Anakin felt Obi-Wan's hands run through his hair. He felt as though the relationship they shared was becoming deeper than just Padawan and Master. It is forbidden and not allowed. Obi-Wan should know that. Anakin was the first to pull away. "Master, I mean Obi-Wan it is about time we get to bed. You have to leave for the Outer Rim and I have to meet my new Master." Anakin walked away towards his bed. He looked over to see Obi-Wan still standing were he was a moment earlier. "Good night Obi-Wan."

"Good night Anakin," Obi-Wan said. He finally realized that he hadn't moved since Anakin broke their embrace and he walked over to the door and left. He entered his room and slammed the door harder than he normally would have. "What are you thinking Obi-Wan?" He said out loud. "You should know better. Anakin does not love you the way you love him." He flopped down onto his bed and sighed.

Realizing that he hadn't washed up all day, Obi-Wan got up and went to the shower. He let his clothes fall to the floor and walked in. Making sure that his door was locked, he turned on the shower. Obi-Wan just stood their letting the warm water flow over his body. He watched as it flowed over his features: his muscled arms and well-formed chest and down his flat stomach. He thought to himself, I don't look that bad. He moved around and watched his muscles tremble as he walked around. What am I doing? I have to get to bed. He turned the water off and pulled his towel around his waist and walked out.

When he got into his room he went to the dresser and pulled out a fresh pair of night pants to put on and then walked over to his bed. He took off his towel and dried the rest of his body off and slipped into his pants. Don't worry Obi-Wan, he'll be safe with his new Master. Obi-Wan got into bed and began to meditate, driving all of his feelings and worries into the Force. Once calm and collected, he got under the covers and fell asleep.

Anakin watched as his former master left his room. Anakin had noticed that Obi-Wan acted a little strange when he gave him a hug. Anakin began to think and realized that Obi-Wan had been acting strangely ever since he walked into the room. As quick as he thought it, he drove it out of his mind as he began to wonder who would be his new Master. His mind wandered over all of the Jedi that he knew, but not one of them stood out as someone who would want to train him.

He put it out of his mind as he took off his cloak. Anakin stood there for a few moments in nothing but his sleeping pants before he got into bed. What is with the Council lately? Anakin thought as he climbed into bed. What did we do to deserve this? I mean, Obi-Wan never battles alone. I always battled by his side no matter what happened. Now they decide out of the blue to send him all the way to the Outer Rim. And then they decide to give me over to a different person. Deciding that he didn't want to dwell on the thought anymore, Anakin began to meditate. He took all of his anger at the Council and sent it into the Force. He remembered what Yoda had said before. "Anger leads to the Dark Side of the Force." Don't worry Yoda, I have no reason to go the Dark Side. Cleared of all problems, Anakin climbed into bed and fell asleep.