Timeframe: Prequel Trilogy, after the battle of Geonosis
Character(s): Anakin Skywalker, Obi-wan Kenobi
Warnings: None I can think of
Summary: Obi-wan muses on the past and on his relations with his Padawan.
Disclaimer: They all belong to the bearded one (but I assure you, it's not for the lack of wishing- and trying. But stealing not one, but two Jedi, and their lightsabers... Let's just say it didn't go over too well.)
So, let me rephrase: Obi-wan and Anakin are not mine. Neither is Star Wars. And I don't make money on it- actually, at that moment I don't make money, period.
„Master," his voice is hesitant, asking. So unlike Anakin that you almost do a double- take to look at your Padawan. No, not almost- you start, but your betraying eyes land on the boy's arm.
He's expecting a lecture. An "I told you so".
But you didn't. You didn't tell Anakin about Darth Maul and a rage- vengeance, yes- that consumes your soul if you let it past your defenses.
Past your shields.
Obi-wan knows how to tighten them.
But it's all still there- the fact that you could have ended it in the hangar, the fact that Dooku was a Sith, the fact that the Sith took away your Master, that they've almost took away your Padawan.
And one lightsaber strike could have ended it. If you had been faster. Better.
You and Anakin are far too different. The knowledge of what really transpired in Theed would change nothing for Anakin.
Or between you and him.
"Yes, Padawan? You wanted to talk?"
"No. No, Master. I wanted to check on you. How are you feeling?"
"Better. At the end of the week, I'll be beating you in the lightsaber match, so you better get ready."
"That didn't happen in a long time... You sure you still remember how to?"
"Let's remember who's the Master in this relationship, my young Padawan."
"As if you'd let me forget. Master."
The teasing and his offended voice are almost normal. But now is not then. Pre- Geonosis is a closed era. Now this is normal.
"Anakin, why were you on Tatooine? What's happened there?"
"Nothing, Master. Nothing's happened."
What do you think?