Summary: The last seconds before Obi-Wan Kenobi sacrificed himself on the Death Star
Characters: Obi-Wan, Vader
Notes: a prompt - Obi Wan Kenobi - thoughts in the moment he lets Vader slay him

Luke's voice was distant noise. In Vader's hand, the lightsaber's hiss was a sibilant snarl of anger, his harsh words painful, vicious, but as Obi-Wan stood there, the sounds seemed to fade away.

Anakin was before him, Anakin in such agony that he lashed out in the only way he had left. And yet, and yet, Obi-Wan could feel desperation, confusion, a hopeless longing to be something other than what he was, a slave to the Emperor's every command.

Obi-Wan couldn't save him but maybe Luke could. A son's love could save them all.

The Force waited for Obi-Wan's choice.