I Could Not Save You

Summary—Obi-Wans' point of view during his battle vs. Anakin.

Characters—Obi-Wan, Anakin

Finished

I stood on my droid watching Anakin come closer on his. Why did he change? I've always tried to help him. I've always told him to do the right thing. Where's the little boy who was going to free all the slave?

His droid was now only a few feet away. I looked at him closely now. He was sweaty from the battle and was growing tired. Yet, he stood tall and proud. The thing that amazed me the most, was that his eyes weren't yellow. They were still the intense blue.

"I have failed you Anakin. I have failed you."

"I should've known the Jedi were plotting against me," he says accusingly.

"Anakin, Chancelor Palpatine is evil!" I say, confusing coming through. Why is he saying this? Did he not see through the lies that Papaltine was putting him through?

"From my point of view the Jedi are evil," he retorts.

"Well then you are lost!" Tears peak through, but leave once Anakin slashes at me.

Our fight continues, though our blows and parrys are coming slower. In a short pause, he leaps over my head and lands on the other side of my droid. As he tries to regain balance, I slash at him, and miss. There is still some time where I could slash at him again, but I can't. He's still my brother.

As we continue our fight, the droid floats close to a rock bed. I leap on and face him. "It's over, Anakin. I have the high ground." This is his chance. He'll stop, reliase his mistake, and come back. He will, I know it.

"You underestimate my power," he snarls.

I stagger back. Force, no…."Don't try it,"I say, hoping he will stop.

He yells, and leaps. I make the final blow.

He tumbles, landing dangerously close to the lava river, and screams in agony. What have I done!? I cry now. I cry for me, for Padme, for the Jedi…..and for Anakin. He's gone. I can't believe he's gone.

The lava catches fire to his shard tunic, and quickly spreads. He looks at me, eyes now yellow, agony showing through.

My heart breaks, and I sob, chokig out words. "You were the Chosen! It was said you would deystroy the sith, not join them! Bring balance to the Force, not leave it in darkness!"

He moans, and screams, "I hate you!"

Rage quickly comes and goes. How can he say! "You were my brother, Anakin," I say, relising I said this too late. "I loved you. But I could not save you."

I bend down, and pick up his lightsaber. I look at him one last time, and leave.

His moans echo in my ears.