One bright, sunny day, Anakin Skywalker was in his room meditating. At least, that was what he was supposed to be doing. In reality, the 14-year-old was thinking of ways to sneak out of the Jedi Temple to explore the lower levels of Coruscant. As he was coming to the conclusion of a rather dramatic plan that involved thermal detonators and Yoda's walking stick, he saw it. It was hairy, had eight legs that were clinging to the wall, and had eight beady eyes fixed on young Anakin.

Anakin was paralyzed with fear. Every time he encountered a spider, it was the same. Kill first, think later. He was going to use that approach forever.

'What can I use to kill it?' he thought quickly. 'My lightsaber!' He snatched his lightsaber up from the floor and threw it with deadly accuracy at the eight-legged beast. The lightsaber hit the wall (and the spider) with a satisfying crash and fell to the floor with a thud. A few seconds later, Master Obi-Wan Kenobi stood in Anakin's doorway.

"What was that noise Anakin?" he demanded.

"There was a spider on my wall," Anakin cried out, still very much afraid.

"A spider made that noise?"

"Don't be silly, Master. That was my lightsaber!"

"Your lightsaber?!"

"I had to kill it! I have severe arachnophobia!"

"You couldn't use the Force?"

"My policy for spiders is 'kill first, think later.'"

"You should avoid killing whenever possible!"

"I couldn't avoid it!"

"Yes you could have!"

"It was a spider, Master! A spider!"

"I get that Anakin, but you still could have gotten rid of it another way!"

"A spider." Obi-Wan rolled his eyes.

"Yes, but did you have to destroy another lightsaber?"

"A spi- Wait. What?" Obi-Wan pointed to the remains of Anakin's lightsaber, right beneath a giant bug-splat. "Oh. Whoops."

"Anakin, you're going to be the death of me."

"And spiders."

"And spiders," Obi-Wan agreed.


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