Lordofgrief: oh wow, what is the council going to do? I mean, Obi-Wan brought up some valid points to why they can't throw him from the order but I can't see them not doing anything?
Rubbing the back of his neck, staring forward, Anakin opened his
mouth then closed it before slowly shaking his head and turning it to
look down at his old master, eyes wide. “Did that just happen? Or
did I enter a twilight zone?” He questioned, ever so slightly
a brow in return, Obi-Wan tilted his head before reaching out and
grasping the blond by the elbow, pulling him along towards the
elevator. “I’m sorry, did you want me to be severely punished?”
He drawled out, chuckling under his breath as Anakin spluttered.
Anakin protested, hitting the buttons with his fixed mech hand before
sighing deeply and rubbing the back of his neck. “But it’s the
council, I don’t… I expected… more?” He finally
settled on, shoulders slumping.
Anakin’s arm into the crook of his, Obi-Wan leaned against the
taller Jedi and rested his head against the others shoulder, saying
nothing for a few minutes.
he spoke, his voice soft, slightly stilted. “I know… that you do
not trust the council Anakin, no, shush,” Obi-Wan murmured, not
even looking up when Anakin opened his mouth to protest. “I know
that you do not trust the council. I am not ignorant nor am I an
imbecile Anakin. I know that you think they do not trust you even
though you are one of the youngest knights in history, trusted with
secrets of the council and missions most difficult and secretive.”
He finally glanced up at Anakin, yellow eyes shining in the light of
his mouth, Anakin hesitated before closing it, uncertain what to even
say in response to that.
wanted to claim it was a rush promotion, to claim the war was the
only reason he had become a knight.
war raging and threatening everything he loved.
and clones died daily.
yet Anakin was alive, a testament to his skills and to Obi-Wan’s
education, to the experience the two had through the decade, to the
time they had spent together, learning to work together.
that was why Anakin was alive.
Obi-Wan had been there every step of the way, teaching, guarding,
when he knew that Anakin was holding secrets, because Anakin knew
that Obi-Wan wasn’t stupid.
yet he still tried to reach out.
back at the other, meeting those golden eyes that were once green as
a lush field of grass and now golden as honey, Anakin gave a weak
shrug in reply.
all he could do.
trust you, even if you do not trust them. But they are trying their
best for the whole instead of the single. They… just loose sight of
it sometimes. And sometimes, they need to take the hard decisions no
one else will take.” Obi-Wan continued, humming faintly.
his lips, Anakin grumbled but reluctantly nodded.
job of leaders were hard, Anakin had done hard choices since the war
began, risking his life, risking his men and risking Ahsoka and even
he had often chosen the latter two over the former, to his own shame
of calling Anakin on any of that, Obi-Wan chuckled just faintly,
still resting his head on Anakin’s shoulder while keeping his grasp
on the arm in his. “As it is, I am not shocked at their decision.
By now the Senate is aware of what I’ve done, by now the Chancellor
has been informed of Grievous and by now the news channels has caught
wind of something big going on, it will be reported and if I was…
removed form the order for such a ‘valiant’ action, it would
reflect badly on the order as it would remove me from the army, so in
essence I remain a ‘Jedi’ for the public but not in the temple.”
He hummed faintly.
it like that made Anakin understand slightly even as he wanted to
call the Jedi order on the hypocrisy of not keeping to the ideals of
that they had been keeping to the core values of the order since the
start of the war really, even if they were desperately trying to.
considering he was a married man, Anakin was the last who
should point that out.
honestly, Obi-Wan having his title as master and council member taken
from him and remaining a Jedi simply in name only was painful enough
as it meant that there were many things Obi-Wan would not be able to
do in the temple anymore.
knew that Obi-Wan would be under watch.
had been implied rather loudly, to the point even Anakin didn’t
miss it. “…Will you be alright?” He finally whispered
door pinged open to the floor of the living quarters, a guard already
waiting and clearly watching them behind the blank mask as Obi-Wan
pulled Anakin out of the elevator.
fallen eyes pinned him in place, made him feel naked as Obi-Wan
stared at Anakin, his eyes creasing with his soft smile. “As long
as you are fine, I will be alright Anakin.”
words were both a relief and a burden.
this war, Anakin could promise nothing, even as he tightened his hold
on Obi-Wan’s arm in turn.