A Fate Redone
Tiro here. The Epilogue and the ending. Enjoy bows
/Speaking through bond/
Anakin looked at his new Jedi outfit. He had a hairstyle like obi-Wan, only thing that was missing was the braid. The Skywalker was delighted. He ran out from his room, down the hall and into the two Jedis room. Obi-Wan smiled at him from his place on the bed and Qui-Gon grinned.
"Seems like Yoda came all prepared", the older Jedi said.
"Yep! By the way, master Windu said he wanted to meet Qui-Gon and would come soon."
"Typical him, coming on such short notice", Qui-Gon huffed.
"He's not that bad", Anakin retorted.
"Don't you remember last time he came?"
"Well, he was stressed at that moment!"
"So stressed he had to come and barge right in when I'm taking a bath?" the older Jedi said. "I swear, I should have left him hanging upside down at some market street only dressed in his underwears!"
Obi-Wan chuckled as Anakin and Qui-Gon bickered. It did not happen often, but sometimes the two of them almost rivalled Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon. Only almost, though. He slowly got up from the bed and stretched. Joints cracked delightfully and he made a noise of content.
"The ceremony will be in only a few hours!" Anakin said and ran up to the window. "I've never been to a ceremony before!"
Obi-Wan shook his head and left to change. Qui-Gon combed through his hair as it knocked on the door. Mace came in and said:
"Not talking to you", the long-haired Jedi said with a huff.
"Come one, Qui, I said I was sorry!" the black man said. "I just needed an answer really quickly."
"You couldn't have waited a few seconds?" Qui-Gon said.
Mace continued to whine, and Qui-Gon continued to huff and Anakin only laughed. It was clear the long-haired Jedi had a hard time not laughing as well.
Obi-Wan came out and Mace lit up.
"You're up and walking again!"
"Walking yeah", Obi-Wan said, "fighting, no."
"Don't worry", the older Jedi said. "You won't be forced to fight until you're ready for it."
Qui-Gon reached out and tugged the braid. The Padawan swatted away the hand and said:
"I know, I know, it always gets tousled when I sleep. And I've slept a lot these days."
"Well, avoid getting a lightsaber into you stomach."
"I couldn't help it!"
"Couldn't help it? Tch…"
Now Qui-Gon was huffing towards Obi-Wan and the younger one said:
"You'll never let that one go?"
"Why should I? It's such a good moment to show how incredible stupid you were!"
Anakin's and Mace's turn to watch the two Jedis bicker back and forth.
"Think we should leave them alone?" Mace said.
"That would probably be the best", Anakin said.
"Let's go and find Yoda then."
The sun was shining, the birds singing and the people of Theed were all dressed up. Music the Gungans made echoed as they walked through the streets to get to the palace. Boss Nass was waving at them. Jar Jar seemed very nervous as he rode behind Boss Nass with captain Tarpals at his side.
Queen Amidala, Padme, was dressed in a simple white dress with few jewellery. She was looked upon as she was an angel. Almost the whole Jedi council was there as well, along with other people from Coruscant. A few from the Jedi council had stayed behind to guard over Palatine, who was going to be executed at the very same day.
Anakin stood next to his master, Yoda and was impressed over all the decorations and all the people. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan stood slightly behind them. Mace was next to his friend.
As Boss Nass called out 'Peace' the crowd exploded in applauses and shouts. Anakin could not help but do the same, and even Yoda clapped his hands brightly.
A startled yelp made Anakin turn around and he laughed. Qui-Gon was twirling around on the spot with a very startled Padawan in his arms. Obi-Wan gripped his master's robes though and laughed as well.
"Is it alright now?" Obi-Wan asked when he was let down.
"Not entirely alright", Qui-Gon said and stroke Obi-Wan's back soothingly with a broad smile. "But definitely much better than before. All thanks to you, little one. All because you stood against fate, and redid it to the better."
Thank you all for hanging with me. I had great pleasure writing this, and I hope you liked it.
Until another time,