Chapter 12

"This place is filled with Jedi Knights and no one can tell me where my son is?!"

"Mrs. Kenobi, we can assure that everything is being done. It makes it much harder for the fact that there are so many Force signatures in the Temple. Only your husband knows your son's distinctly."

It had been at least an hour. There was tension and lots of it. Padme sat in her chair with a room full of Jedi Masters that part of her loathed and she knew that they knew how she felt.


Kayden wondered through the halls. He knew he was going to get it when he returned to his mother, but some things were worth the punishment. He knew he had walked these halls once before but he didn't remember enough to keep himself from getting lost.

He passed by a many of Knights and Padawans, all giving him funny looks. He closed his eyes and concentrated. His feet kept moving down a maze of hallways. He ended up standing in front of a set of durasteel doors. He was hesitant in opening them but it didn't worry him to much as he pulled the door's handle. Kayden was in awe of the room.

It was beautiful. Plants of many different kinds filled the room with sweet smelling aromas. His eyes widened at the fountains. A large stone fountain sat in the middle of the large room. As he walked closer he noticed there was someone sitting in front of it.

"Dad?"

Obi-wan opened his eyes and focused on his son. "Hi, Kayden."

"How'd you…?"

Obi-wan took a deep breath and smiled at Kayden as he stood up. "I could ask you the same thing. How'd you know where I was?"

"I don't know." Kayden shrugged.

"Its okay, tell me."

"Well, I just did like we practiced at home. I could feel you through the Force and just followed it."

"I'm impressed. But you have to be careful, remember what we talked about?"

"Yes, sir."

"You know I'll be leaving, don't you?"

"I guessed so." Kayden kept his head down.

"Your Mom is going to need your help. Wade is going to have a hard time without me being there. And with the baby coming…"

"But Aunt Kaliee will be helping us right?"

"She'll try but you have to remember she has to take care of Leigh-Ann."

"Yeah," Kayden sighed, "I'm worried though."

"About what?"

"What if something happens to you? Or to Mom while you're gone? I'm only seven!"

Obi-wan chuckled "I know. I don't expect you to take care of your Mom, just help her. It's not going to be easy. And Wade doesn't know a time when I haven't been around. He's two and won't understand why I won't be there. I'll be okay, don't worry."

"When are you leaving?"

"Soon. I'm going to help you guys get settled before I head out. But lets not concentrate on that, lets go find your Mom."

"Do we have to? She's not going to be happy."

"Nope, but it's better to face it now."

Kayden sighed, "I guess."

Obi-wan steered Kayden down familiar halls, pointing out old memories and telling stories of his childhood as they walked back to the Council's chambers.


"Okay, calm down you two! Stay in here and quiet down." Kaliee picked up a toy off the floor and put it on the sofa. She walked back into the kitchenette. "I'm sorry."

"For what, their kids, having fun. Nothing to apologize for." Anakin smiled as she sat down beside him at the table.

"Next ten I'm going to see if Padme would mind watching Leigh-Ann for a night or two." She smiled as she scooted close to him.

"Really?"

"Will you still be here?"

"Of course" he put his arm around her and pulled her close. "I wouldn't miss being with you for anything."

"Anakin?"

"Hmmm?"

"I…" Kaliee laid her head on his shoulder. Interrupted again.

"Mommy!?"

"Yes, Baby?"

"Aunt Padme's home!"