Disclaimer: I don't own Obi-Wan, Siri or anything else Star Wars. I also don't own the movie Just Like Heaven or any of the plots in it. Lets just face it I'm poor.
A Second Chance
It had been over two months since the Jedi purge, two months since the rise of the Empire and two months since Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi had been exiled on Tatooine. The shock of what happened still hit Obi-Wan so incredibly hard after all this time. He had no idea what he would've done, should he not have gotten his new mission to protect young Luke Skywalker, Anakin's son.
Anakin had hurt Obi-Wan so much when he turned to the Dark Side, the pain never seeming to recede, instead growing in strength. He was overwhelmed by grief, and now more than ever he knew he had to rely on the Jedi Code. The very same Code that had forced Anakin to turn to the Dark Side. Obi-Wan always thought there was something he could have done, and then when his grief seemed to overwhelm him, Obi-Wan thought of other things.
Obi-Wan often reminisced about the day when back to the rescue mission he'd taken with Anakin to save Siri. He couldn't forget that day when she had entered his quarters as a spirit, only to discover later that she was held captive by the evil Jenna Zan Arbor. He also wouldn't forget that day when they had made a promise to each other, one that would never get fulfilled.
Obi-Wan and Siri had admitted to the love that both knew that had felt for a long time. Sometimes they would drive the other crazy, but the next moment they would click together so right it seemed as if they were made for each other. On missions, they could usually tell what the other was thinking, even without speaking. But the Jedi Order wouldn't change the rule just so they could be together.
As to what happened to Siri after the Jedi Purge, he really was afraid to know the answer. She had been away on a mission when it happened; he hoped she would be alright. If Siri had gone to the Temple, then there was very little chance she would have survived. The Clones didn't have any sort of compassion, and the Jedi were mercilessly slaughtered. The loss of practically the entire Jedi Order had sent such pangs of anguish to the already grief stricken Obi-Wan. Yet here he remained, and he would forever.
Obi-Wan gazed up at the twin suns as they slowly set, all the while keeping the rest of his senses alert. Though he had scared off the Tusken Raiders, he never knew when one might get brave enough to try his luck. In all actuality Obi-Wan wasn't worried, after all there was a lightsaber hanging from his belt. No, the only one he was concerned about was baby Luke, who was going to be perhaps the last hope to defeat the Empire.
Suddenly the former Jedi Master felt a surge in the Force, he turned quickly his lightsaber out, but not yet activated. Coming along the side of hut was a figure totally covered in s cloak. Instantly Obi-Wan figured that it was a Tusken Raider, so he ignited his lightsaber.
"I would leave if I were you," he said threatening, while holding his saber defensively.
The figure stopped but remained motionless. Obi-Wan couldn't see the face of the person, as it was totally shrouded in a cloak and then he realized something. This "Tusken Raider" didn't have a gaffe stick and it didn't walk like a Tusken. No, the person walked in the graceful way a woman might. "Show yourself," Obi-Wan commanded.
"You must really be paranoid Obi-Wan or just miss all the action," said a teasing female voice from behind the cloak.
Obi-Wan felt his heart jump into his throat. Was this some sort of cruel trick? He didn't stop the tears that jumped to his eyes at that moment. He quickly disengaged his lightsaber and moved over to the person. "Siri," he said breathlessly.
The hood was pulled back and there she was, Siri Tachi, former Jedi Knight and Obi-Wan's best friend and only love. She looked very careworn, almost looking as she did after she had nearly been killed by Jenna Zan Arbor. There was also sadness in her gaze that hadn't been there before. In a way it seemed as if the spark Siri used to have, was now extinguished.
Still, there she was and to Obi-Wan she had never looked more beautiful. "Obi-Wan…I thought that..." Siri started not finishing her thought and looking down. It didn't matter as Obi-Wan knew exactly to what she had been referring. After all, he had thought the same had happened to her.
"I could say the same for you," Obi-Wan said, finally able to speak.
"Do you know what happened Obi-Wan? How did this all start?" Siri asked.
"The Sith rose, and our Republic turned on us," Obi-Wan stated.
"I figured it was something like that. It was lucky I was undercover on a Sepratist world when it happened otherwise," Siri said, once more not finishing her thought.
"How did you find out where I was?" Obi-Wan asked.
"I bugged Bail Organa enough that he finally told me. I don't think he would have even told me if it wasn't for the fact that he was preoccupied by his cranky daughter," Siri replied. Then she sobered. "How many Jedi survived?" she asked.
Obi-Wan nearly choked on his breath. "Besides you and me, only Yoda has survived," he answered.
"Should've figured the little green troll would find a way out," Siri said sarcastically, yet with a great deal of respect behind her words.
Obi-Wan chuckled, and as he did so he realized how foreign a sound that was. He hadn't laughed in so long, the last he did was because of some joke Anakin said. Anakin, there it was again the agonizing pain he felt wouldn't go away. A shadow fell over him and Siri noticed it right away.
"What is it Obi-Wan?" Siri said.
"Do you still remember that day?" Obi-Wan said, trying to change the subject.
Siri was silent for a moment and then spoke. "The day you told me to wait?"
"Yes Siri," Obi-Wan replied.
"We made a big mistake that day," Siri said with a frown.
Obi-Wan was almost afraid to ask why buy he did anyways. Siri just looked at him, her piercing blue eyes looking so intently in his own. "Because Obi-Wan…you see I love you…and waiting has nearly driven me mad," she said seriously.
Obi-Wan smiled and pulled her close. "You have no idea how much I agree," he responded and then kissed her softly on the lips.
"Do you think we've waited enough?" Siri asked with a smile and a trace of the spark reappearing in her eyes.
"I think so," Obi-Wan agreed grinning.
"And do you call that a kiss?" Siri asked rolling her eyes. Obi-Wan's only response was to kiss her, passionately with the love he'd always had for her. In that moment, two souls merged finally finding peace in each other.
AN: I would like to thank you all for reading my crazy little story and I certainly hope you enjoyed it. Thank you!