Anakin and Padme are together and married. Ahsoka knows of their relatioship and accepts it. Despite the fact that she's in love with Anakin, she's glad he's happy with Padme. When Ahsoka finds out a shocking secret of Padme's, will she tell Anakin or keep it to herself?
Anakin was over at Padme's apartment and Ahsoka knew it. She knows that they're secretly married. She's been in love with Anakin ever since she met him. She was sad that he was with another woman, but was glad he was happy to be with her. With nothing to do, she went to see her friend, Barris. She went to Barris's room and knocked on the door. She answered the door.
"Hi, Barris. Can I come in?"
"Of course." She let her in and closed the door. "So, why did you come over?"
"Well, my master's out and I figured we could spend some time together."
"Your master seems to go out a lot."
"He doesn't like being couped up in the temple all the time. He goes out every now and then. I'm not sure where he goes, but he usual doesn't come back until late at night I would guess. He's out when I go to sleep, but he's there when I wake up."
"Maybe he's out drinking. Some masters do."
"No. He's not the type to drink. He probably just walks around Coruscant, takes in the sights. I don't know, but he doesn't drink. If he did, I would know."
"Ahsoka, you can't know everything about your master."
"I never said I did. I'm just saying he doesn't drink."
"Well, maybe you should find out where he goes. You can check the memory bank in his speeder."
"Tried that. He always erases it. Apparently, he doesn't want me to know where he goes all the time."
"I think you should find out. He's sneaking around a lot. He's probably out there breaking the Code or something."
"Barris, what can he do on Coruscant that would be breaking the Code?"
"Being with a woman, of course."
"Barris, being with a woman isn't breaking the Code. If anything, that's adultry."
"No. I mean in a relationship with a woman. Think about it: he always leaves in the afternoon, never says where he's going, erases the memory bank from his speeder, staying out all hours of the night and come back the next morning. He may be with a woman."
"Barris, you're paranoid. I know my master. He may not like the Code, but he wouldn't break it. He's probably just out having some time to himself."
"If you say so. I just think it's odd how he does this."
"Don't worry. My master won't be breaking the Code anytime soon."
Later that Night
Ahsoka left Barris's room and went back to hers. She was laying on her bed reading a holo-magazine when Anakin came in.
"Hey there, Snips."
"Hey, Skyguy. You're back early."
"Yeah. Padme has a senate meeting early in the morning, so she needed her rest."
"Okay. Did you have fun?"
"That's none of your business, little one." She rolled her eyes and turned her attention back to the magazine.
"Whatever." He took off his boots and sat on his bed.
"So, was anyone looking for me? Any messages?"
"Nope. No one was caring about where you were. Except Barris."
"Barris? Why is she wondering where I am?"
"Because she's noticed how you always disappear in the evening and don't come back until the next morning. She thinking you're either out drinking or breaking the Code by being with a woman."
"What did you tell her?"
"That she was paranoid and that you were probably out about the town by yourself. Don't worry. I'm not going to tell people about you and Padme."
"Thanks, Snips. I'm glad I can trust you."
"I trust you and you trust me. That's how things work when you're Master and Padawan." She turned off the holo-magazine. "Well, I'm done with this."
"Where did you get that anyway?"
"Padme let me borrow them. I'm going to give it back to her now because I'll forget tomorrow."
"I could take them for you." She got off the bed.
"No. You've seen enough of her for one night. She's my friend and I want to see her. I'll go. You stay here and get some rest. Okay?" He fake pouted.
"Fine." She walked over to the door.
"I'll be back in a little while." She left out the door. She went down to her speeder and flew over to Padme's apartment. She jumped out the speeder and went up to her room. She went to knock on the door, but heard something. She heard Padme giggling and another man talking.
"Where's your husband?"
"I told him I had a meeting in the morning and I needed my rest." He chuckled.
"Nice excuse. Now, we have more time together."
"I know. It's perfect. It's been a while since we've been... intimate."
"I love you, Padme."
"I love you too, Rush." Rush? Rush Clovis? It finally clicked in Ahsoka's mind: Padme's having an affair with Senator Clovis! She had to tell Anakin, but if she did, it would break his heart. If she didn't, it would only make things worse. Ahsoka was stuck between a rock and a hard place. She didn't know what to do. She went back to her speeder and went back to the temple. She went to her and Anakin's room, still confused and stuck. She walked in a bit dazed.
"Hey, Master." She sounded distant and Anakin noticed.
"You okay?" She walked over to her bed and set down the holo-magazine she never got a chance to return.
"Yeah. I'm fine." The entire time, she never looked at him. She was stuck in her own world, contemplating what to do. Anakin got up from his bed and walked over to her. He placed a hand on her shoulder and she jumped slightly, then sighed when she saw it was him.
"Are you sure you're okay? You seem... distracted."
"Yeah. I'm fine, just a little tired."
"Ahsoka, I've seen you when you're tired and this is not it. You look like you've seen a ghost." She walked over to her dresser and took out her pajamas.
"I'm fine, Master. Don't worry about it." She walked in the refresher without letting him get another word in. He stood where was was, stunned. What was wrong with Ahsoka? What happened? Ahsoka was in the refresher freaking out. She heard her friend cheating on her master with another man. She didn't know whether to tell him or leave it alone. She was seriously considering confronting Padme about it. Maybe it would be better if she did and got her to tell Anakin about her and Rush. She got dressed in her pajamas and came out of the refresher to come face to face with Anakin.
"Ahsoka, what is going on with you?"
"Nothing, Master. I'm completely fine. Jusr drop it." She tried to walk around him, but he grabbed her arm.
"Ahsoka, what is wrong with you? You walk in here acting weird and you expect me to leave that alone?"
"Pretty much. Don't worry, Master. I am fine." He let her go.
"There's nothing going on with you?"
"Nothing happened when you went out?"
"Are you sure?"
"Yes, Master. Will you please stop being paranoid?" She walked over to her bed and sat down.
"You're completely sure you're..." She cut him off.
"Master, I am FINE. Nothing is wrong with me. I'm just a little tired."
"Alright. Sorry I was being over protective."
"Again. Don't worry. Let's just get some rest."
"Okay. Goodnight, Snips."