OBI-WAN AND VENTRESS
Disclaimer: I do not own Star Wars The Clone Wars or their characters.
Summary: After 20 years of living on Tatooine, Obi-Wan and Ventress help Luke fulfill his destiny and join the Rebel Alliance against Darth Vader and the Empire.
Authors Notes: This story starts at the beginning of Episode IV, A New Hope, but there will be a back story to explain all of this.
Obi-Wan grunted as he continued to thrust in and out of the sexy, bald and pale-skinned woman who was grinning up at him. Her arms wrapped around his neck, her legs cross around his waist, her skin being rubbed fiercely by the middle-aged man atop her. She grinned wickedly, loving the pleasure that the bearded man was giving her.
Though he was sweating and feeling tired, he continued at an almost inhuman pace, while the female Dathomirian/Rattataki beneath him threw her head back with overwhelming joy as she came before he did. She smirked at that little victory.
"You're... going to be... the death of me... my darling." Obi-Wan huffed as his entire body collapsed upon his lover.
Ventress just smirked at the irony of his words.
"And here I thought I was keeping you, and myself, forever young, my dear Obi-Wan." Ventress smirked as she gently stroked his short brown hair.
He raised his head up between her pale and generous breasts to look at her, his beard tickling her skin as he did. She noticed the look in his eyes and smirked.
"I'm sorry, Ben." she corrected herself.
"It's alright to call me that when we're alone, my sweet, as long as you don't forget." he said to her.
Her eyes turned dull at the history she and the her lover shared.
"Forget. There are some things I wish I could forget." she said in a soft voice.
Obi-Wan moved up over her body, settling in next to her and pulling her close. He kissed her forehead and wrapped his arms firmly around her pale shoulders. Asajj felt weak as she nestled herself into Obi-Wan's neck, seeking comfort from the past they both sought to forget.
It had been 22 years since the Old Republic had fallen, replaced by the cold and cruel Galactic Empire that was lead by the evil Emperor Palpatine, formerly the Supreme Chancellor and a Sith Lord to boot.
22 years since the Jedi Order was slaughtered by the Clone Troopers they once fought beside.
The cunning and ruthless Darth Sidious, as Palpatine was known, had brilliantly manipulated the events that lead to the civil war known as The Clone Wars between the Republic and the Separatists. Maneuvering himself into a position of power, Palpatine was able to use Count Dooku and his C.I.S. to cause turmoil in the Republic and trick the Senate to grant him emergency powers that forced his stay as Chancellor, despite his term already having been up.
After hundreds of battles and thousands of deaths, Count Dooku eventually met his death at the hands of Anakin Skywalker, with General Grevious being slain by Obi-Wan Kenobi. With this, Palpatine accelerated his plans to force Anakin to become his new apprentice, by promising him the very thing he wanted: Padmé's safety and that of their children.
Even if it was a lie.
Anakin, corrupted by the Dark Side after Mace Windu's death, lead his 501st Legion against the Jedi and killed everyone within the Jedi Temple, under the name of Darth Vader, while Palpatine initiated Order 66, a Jedi-kill order that every Clone Trooper in the Galaxy obeyed.
Obi-Wan Kenobi managed to survive this betrayal and escaped back to Coruscant, along with Master Yoda and Senator Bail Organa, where the pair of Jedi confronted their dark nemesis.
Yoda confronted and failed to stop Palpatine in a heated battle in the Senate. Meanwhile, Obi-Wan Kenobi tracked down and located Anakin, who's hatred and anger at what the Jedi and Senate had become had put him beyond reasoning. The pair clashed violently on the volcanic world of Mustafar, with Obi-Wan eventually claiming victory over Anakin, leaving him scarred, burned and without his legs.
Anakin was eventually found by Palpatine and brought back to Coruscant where he was rebuilt as a cyborg and given the terrible news that he had killed his own wife and children.
The truth was that Padmé's children had survived, though she had lost the will to live.
Obi-Wan had taken the boy, Luke, to Tatooine where he lived with his aunt and uncle, Beru and Owen Lars. The girl, Leia, went with Bail Organa to Alderaan where she was raised as his daughter.
Obi-Wan remained on Tatooine where he continued to watch over Luke and his family, but never interacting with them. Two years after he had settled into his hermit lifestyle, complete with home and moisture vaporators to live, he received a visitor.
Though they had been enemies during the Clone Wars, the pair had always had a soft spot in their hearts for each other.
Ventress, having fallen out of favor with her masters, Count Dooku and Darth Sidious, was cast out and had wandered the galaxy as a bounty hunter, using her deadly Sith skills to survive, and even teaching herself a new trick or two that was born of her teachings as a Nightsister. Having perfected one specific technique, she searched the galaxy for someone to share it with, and eventually came to Tatooine where she found Obi-Wan in his home near the Jundland Wastes.
It took some time to convince Obi-Wan that she wasn't there to hurt him, and that she was in no way a Sith like Palpatine still was. Having been betrayed and cast out, Ventress eventually came to realize that the best form of revenge was to survive and live to fight another day.
Having relearned the ancient Sith Art of Life Regeneration as the Nightsisters had taught her, she had sought out the one person in the galaxy whom she hated and respected: Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Kenobi, however, was very confused why she wanted to share this gift with him, especially when she revealed exactly what the method was.
In order to regenerate a person's cellular structure, to perpetuate their bodies, they had to combine their life-forces in such a way that would maximize their energy output. One way was through rigorous combat and training. The other way, was through intense intimacy.
Both methods required manipulation by Sith Magiks, with Ventress calling upon her old Nightsister ways to perpetuate this.
Despite Obi-Wan's reservations about this second method, he eventually gave in, mostly due to his being alone for so long, allowing himself to be seduced and thus empowered by the sexy and deadly Dathomirian/Rattataki woman.
(Though Ventress was Dathomirian by birth, she had spent most of her life on Rattataki, which is why she was considered mostly Rattataki by many.)
And so this became a regular routine for the pair. They would practice their saber-skills and hone their Force abilities whenever they could, but for the most part they just had sex.
However, after 20 years of living together as they had, which was almost akin to a husband/wife role, the pair actually found themselves falling in love with each other.
They still flirted and teased each other, as they had back during the Clone Wars, sometimes acting like enemies and such, and arguments were apart of their daily lives, but they still cared for each other.
It was strange and frightening to them, and some times they were afraid they would fall back into their old roles of being enemies. There were tender moments when Ventress's defenses would fall and she gave herself to the warmth and security of Obi-Wan's embrace.
They were never apart from each other, even when Obi-Wan would go to the Lars moisture farm on Luke's birthday to witness his continued existence, Ventress went with him.
The few times they had gone into town to pick up supplies, Ventress would become irritated with the shop keepers and merchants who always tried to hit on her. Obi-Wan was constantly on guard to make sure that Ventress didn't kill someone. With a storm trooper presence on Tatooine, it was important not to draw any unnecessary attention to themselves.
If word leaked back to Vader about saber-wielding individuals on Tatooine, Obi-Wan was sure that his former apprentice would seek them out. And if he did, he may eventually find Luke.
He had made this quite clear to Ventress, but he still had to 'reign her in', so to speak, whenever he felt her anger and killing intent begin to rise.
And much to Obi-Wan's shock, Ventress's method worked. Even after 20 years of living together, engaging in vigorous sexual activities manipulated by Sith Magiks, the pair still looked as they had back during the Clone Wars over two decades ago. Obi-Wan still had his brown hair and beard, his body still in the prime of his life, and Ventress still retaining her slim and sexy snake-like grace, unhindered by the ravages of time itself.
Then one day, while the pair had just finished their breakfast, they both received a vision.
Luke, injured and hurt, within the rocky cliffs of the Jundland Wastes.
While Ventress herself was not entirely fond of the idea of going to help the boy, Obi-Wan insisted that they go.
Rushing through the canyons at a speed only their youth in the Clone Wars could have granted them, they arrived to see the Sand People picking through a reddish speeder and a sandy-blond haired young man lying on the ground, wearing a white and tan outfit.
A shrilling howl from Obi-Wan, which made Ventress shiver at how frightening it was, sent the Sand People running.
Obi-Wan was the first to Luke, quickly using his powers to help the boy.
A subtle beeping from a nearby outcropping was enough to cause Ventress to reach for her lightsabers, only to stop from igniting them when she noticed the small blue and silver astro droid hiding underneath the rocky ledge.
"Hello, there." Obi-Wan said.
R2-D2 whistled in relief when he saw the mans face. A man he recognized easily, even after all these years. R2 beeped again.
"Come here, my little friend. Don't be afraid." he said.
R2 beeped again.
"Oh, don't worry. He'll be alright." Obi-Wan reassured the droid.
"I've never understood how you were able to speak to these droids." Ventress said.
"Just because they are not organic beings, doesn't mean they are unintelligent." Obi-Wan said. "Just need to know how to listen."
"If you say." she scoffed.
"Ben? Ben Kenobi?" Luke gasped, seeing the man. "Boy, am I glad I found you."
"The Jundland Wastes are not to be traveled lightly. Tell me, young Luke, what brings you out this far?" he asked as he sat Luke up.
"This little droid. He was apparently searching for his former master, but I've never seen such devotion in a droid before." Luke said, pointing to R2.
Obi-Wan and Ventress looked at the droid and the boy, Luke getting an uneasy feeling from the bald-headed, pale-skinned woman that he didn't get from the bearded man.
"He claims to be the property of an Obi-Wan Kenobi. Is he a relative of yours, do you know what he's talking about?" Luke asked.
Obi-Wan and Ventress looked at each other in confusion, though Obi-Wan had a slightly thoughtful look on his face.
"Obi-Wan Kenobi. Obi-Wan." he mused to himself. "Now that's a name I haven't heard others speak in a long time. A very long time." he said, though not mentioning that Ventress had actually spoken it more often when they were in private.
"I think my uncle knows him. He said he was dead." Luke said.
"Oh, he's not dead. I can assure you." Ventress said with a smirk on her face, recalling how vigorous he was only a couple nights ago.
Ben had a small blush on his face at realizing what she was implying.
"You know him?" Luke asked.
"Well, of course I know him. He's me." Obi-Wan said.
R2 beeped happily at that.
"I haven't gone by the name of Obi-Wan since, oh, before you were born." he said.
"Well, then the droid does belong to you." Luke said.
"Can't ever remembering owing a droid. Very strange. What is this droid's name?" he asked.
"R2-D2." Luke replied.
Obi-Wan looked at the droid with realization in them.
Anakin's droid! He thought.
Suddenly, a shrieking howl caught their attention.
"We'd best leave." Ventress said. "Sand people are easily scared off, but they'll soon return, and in greater numbers."
"You're not afraid, my darling, so why the concern?" Obi-Wan smirked.
"I just don't like being caught in a trap. If they ambush us from those high cliffs, we'll be done."
The group left, once they had found Threepio lying up on the rocks, his arm torn off during their initial struggle.
Once they had returned to Obi-Wan's and Asajj's home, they were quick to entertain Luke about the life his father had lead.
"No, my father didn't fight in the Wars. He was a navigator on a spice freighter." Luke said.
"A navigator? Ha! You're father was as much a navigator as this planet was once an ocean." Ventress said to Luke.
"What?" he asked.
"That's what your uncle told you. He didn't hold with your fathers ideals. Thought he should have stayed here and not gotten involved." Obi-Wan said.
"You fought during the Clone Wars?" Luke asked.
"We both did." Ventress said.
"Though on opposite sides. I was once a Jedi Knight like your father." Obi-Wan stated.
"I wish I had known him." Luke mused.
"He was the best star pilot in the galaxy. And a cunning warrior. I understand you've become a skilled pilot yourself, Luke." Obi-Wan said.
Luke just smiled at the recognition.
"And he as a good friend. That remind me. I have something for you." Obi-Wan said.
Sensing what her lover wanted, Ventress moved over to a medium-sized chest sitting on the ground and opened it up. She rummaged around inside it for a few seconds, before pulling out a silver and black cylinder-shaped object from it.
"Your father wanted you to have this when you were old enough. But your uncle wouldn't allow it. He thought you might follow old Obi-Wan on some, damn-fool idealistic crusade." Obi-Wan said.
"What is it?" Luke asked as Ventress handed it to him.
"It's your father lightsaber." Obi-Wan said.
"The weapon of a Jedi Knight." Ventress said as she moved back.
"Not as clumsy or random as a blaster." Obi-Wan said as Luke ignited the weapon. "A more elegant weapon, for a much more civilized age."
Luke just stared at the blue-bladed weapon, twirling it around ti get a feel for it.
"For over a thousand generations the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times. Before The Empire." Obi-Wan said.
"How did my father die?" Luke asked.
Obi-Wan and Ventress looked at each other solemnly, but Obi-Wan began.
"A young Jedi named Darth Vader, who was a pupil of mine until he turned to evil, helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi. He betrayed and murdered your father." Obi-Wan said, causing Ventress's eyebrow to twitch.
"Now the Jedi are all but extinct." Ventress said, standing behind Obi-Wan and resting her hands on his shoulders.
Luke looked at Ventress.
"And you? You said you... were on the other side?" Luke asked.
"Yes. Until I was betrayed by my former master. It was a deep hurt, that put me on a road to recovery that eventually led me here, to my dear Obi-Wan." she replied.
"But... you were enemies? And now you're... friends?" he asked.
"Much more, than friends." Ventress said.
"Dark times make for strange bedfellows, young Luke." Obi-Wan said. "Enemies become allies. Allies become enemies. Such is the outcome of war."
"Was it that way for Vader?" Luke asked.
"Vader was seduced by the Dark Side of the Force." Obi-Wan stated.
"The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy field made up of all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us, it holds the universe together."
Artoo beeped animatedly, indicating he was ready.
"Now, let's see if we can't figure out what you are, my little friend, and where you come from." Obi-Wan said as he waved his hand at Artoo.
"I saw part of the message, but.."
"I seem to have found it." Obi-Wan said as Artoo replayed the message.
("General Kenobi, years ago you served my father in the Clone Wars. Now he begs you to help him in his struggle against the Empire. I regret that I am unable to present my fathers request to you in person, but my ship has fallen under attack and I'm afraid my mission to bring you to Alderaan has failed. I've placed information vital to the survival of the Rebellion inside the memory systems of this R2 Unit. My father will know how to retrieve them. You must see this droid safely delivered to him on Alderaan. The other Jedi who help the Rebellion are unable to aid me at this time. This is our most desperate hour. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.") the lovely young woman said.
The message ended there as R2 shut down the hologram.
Obi-Wan and Ventress looked at each other, Luke himself looking rather lost in all this.
"So... it has finally come to pass." Ventress grumbled.
"Yes." Obi-Wan said as he looked at Luke. "You must learn the ways of the Force, if you are to come with me to Alderaan."
"Alderaan? I'm not going to Alderaan. I've got to get home, it's late, I'm in for it as it is." Luke said.
"I need your help, Luke. She needs your help. I can't take on the Empire alone, and even with Asajj by my side we're going to need all the help we can get."
"What are you talking about?" Luke asked.
"You heard the message. There are other Jedi out there, but they can't help her now." Ventress said. "This is a pivotal moment in our lives. Everything will change now."
There was something about the woman that Luke didn't trust, but he sighed as he turned to Obi-Wan.
"Look, I can't get involved. I've got work to do. It's not that I like the Empire, I hate it, but... there's nothing I can do about it right now. It's all such a long way from here." Luke sighed.
"That's your uncle talking." Ventress scoffed.
"My uncle. How am I ever going to explain this?" Luke wondered.
"Learn about the Force, Luke." Obi-Wan said.
"Look, I can take you as far as Anchorhead. You can get a transport to take you to Mos Eisley or wherever it is you need to go." he said.
"You must do what you feel is right, of course." the older man replied.
Traveling through the deserts on their way to Anchorhead, the group encounters the charred and blasted remains of Jawas and their Sand Crawler.
"It looks like the Sand People did this. Look, there's gaffi sticks, bantha tracks. Its just I've never heard of them ever hitting anything this big before." Luke mused.
"They didn't. But we are meant to think they did. Look at these tracks. They're side by side. Sand People always ride single-file, to hide their numbers." Obi-Wan said.
"These are the same Jawas that sold us Artoo and Threepio." Luke stated.
"And these blast points. Too accurate for Sand People. Only Imperial Storm Troopers are so precise." the Jedi stated.
"But why would Imperial troops want to slaughter Jawas?" he asked.
He then looked over at Artoo and Threepio as a cold revelation dawns on him.
"If they traced the robots back to them, they may have learned who they sold them to, and that would lead them... home!" he gasped as he raced back to his speeder.
"Wait, Luke! It's too dangerous!" Obi-Wan called out.
Luke jumped in his speeder and took off, leaving the quartet behind.
Ventress just turned to Obi-Wan as the bearded man sighed.
"What?" he asked.
"You didn't tell him that Vader and his father are the same person." she said.
"He's not ready to know that. Not yet. And you won't tell him anything either." the bearded man said.
"He doesn't trust me, darling. Even if he doesn't know the nature of the Sith, he wouldn't believe me. Truth though it is." Ventress stated.
"Truth, is a matter of perspective." he said.
"So now what do we do?" she asked.
"Well, I suppose the first thing would be to give these Jawas a proper burial." he said.
"Burial? We have no tools for that. Cremation would be better." she suggested.
"Oh, very well."
Luke eventually returned in his speeder, seeing Ventress and the droids tending to a funeral pyre of Jawas. The pale-skinned woman didn't look at Luke as he walked past her, but she could feel his depressed and saddened aura. She knew what had happened.
"There's nothing you could have done, Luke, had you been there. You would have been killed, too. And the droids would now be in the hands of the Empire." Obi-Wan explained.
"I want to come with you to Alderaan. There's nothing for me here now. I want to learn the ways of the Force and become a Jedi like my father." Luke declared as Obi-Wan nodded in acceptance.
Off to the side, Ventress could only sigh.
Let's hope you don't become like him. She thought.
This will only be a two or three chapter story, so don't anyone get upset about me starting a new story.
This will also be the first chapter in a three-to-four chapter story arc called 'New Rebellion'.
This is also because there is a rather interesting dynamic between Obi-Wan and Ventress, and not alot of people seem to see it.
Obi-Wan was searching through the base for his lover, finding her at the northern most point of the ruins that the Rebellion had made into their base of operations, he sensed that something was very wrong with her. He could feel her anxiety and worry as he approached and stood next to her.
"Asajj, what's wrong?" he asked, standing to her right.
"I'm... I'm pregnant." she said softly.
"What?" he gasped.
"I just found out today."
"You're... pregnant? Really? I mean... but how?"
Ventress looked at Obi-Wan with a disbelieving expression, as if asking him how could he ask such a question.
"I mean, I know how, but... Asajj, we've been doing this for 20 years, and you've never gotten pregnant before. Why now?"
"It's... possible... that when we were enthralled in our latest passions, I... let my guard down. I had always used my Sith Magiks to make sure this didn't happen, but... some weeks ago I allowed myself to fully embrace our relationship, and..."
Obi-Wan just stared at her, waiting for her to continue.
"Do you hate me for losing contr-" she started to ask, only to be cut off as Obi-Wan kissed her lips passionately, holding her close to him.
"I love you." he said to her, once he had pulled away.
"I love you, too." she said, a tear racing down her cheek.
Obi-Wan wiped the tear away and held her close.
"This is a good thing, Asajj. Whatever happens now, we do together. For this child, for our future. I know I should have probably asked this a long time ago, but... Asajj Ventress, will you marry me?"
Ventress just smiled as he said that, throwing her arms around his neck and hugging him tightly.
"Yes. My dear, Kenobi. Yes." she whispered back to him as he wrapped his arms tightly around her slim and shapely body.
Ventress just held her lover to her as tightly as she could, never once feeling scared or alone or even the slightest bit worried about what was to come.
She had a child on the way, conceived with the man she loved and once hated, and for whatever future that lay before her, she would not be alone to face it. And for that, she was happy.