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30 April 2011 @ 05:11 am
Fic: ‘Of Senators and disturbances.’  
Title: Of Senators and disturbances.
Fandom: Star Wars
Rating: (PG)
Time Period: Between tPM & AotC: near the beginning of Padmé’s Senatorial stint, immediately after Confront the disturbance you must.
Summary: The source of the disturbance is confronted.

Author's Note: This is quick ‘n’ dirty (for definition see the F. A. Q.).

If following this particular journey, the order of these stories are:
A thought, a gift
Upon a chance
Confront the disturbance you must

These eventually lead to events in For each other alone.


Part II of II. (Part I: Confront the disturbance you must)


Disclaimer
All characters contained herein are the intellectual property of Lucas; I am not affiliated with nor endorsed by him.


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He watched the older Jedi walk away, leaning on his gimer stick, and his words echoed in the younger Jedi’s thoughts.

confront the source of this disturbance you must

His head fell into his hands as a certain memory arose. Her standing as he had stood to leave, stepping closer and he had leaned forward, without realising he was doing so. It had felt ...

It had felt ...

He groaned quietly, running his fingers through hair loosened from the small leather thong he used to keep his hair back. He reached up and pulled it free from his hair which fell in shaggy waves to his shoulders; he never kept it neatly trimmed. Rising to his feet, he walked, swiftly, from the room.

... it had felt right.

Once in the hallway, he broke into a jog to the entrance of the Temple. Before he opened the doors, he paused, inhaled slowly and pushed the doors open before he could stop himself from the personal mission set for him by the older Jedi.



He was on his feet when she entered her living room; she stopped by the door, her entourage milling behind her. He smiled crookedly. She recovered, turning to speak to her Handmaidens and Captain Typho. The Captain frowned but nodded grudgingly. He turned, the Handmaidens before him; there was no security risk.

Finally, the door closed behind her.

“Obi-Wan.” She stayed by the door, he by the couch. “An unexpected visit.”

“Senator.” He half-bowed from the waist, gathering the outer robe. He couldn’t see what she could: the hair around his shoulders, the haunted blue eyes. He saw a composed young woman, surprised by his arrival. “You have been well?”

She smiled faintly, her hands clasped and held before her. “Quite well, thank you. And Anakin?”

“He is well. Impatient, yet well.”

“That is good.” It was easier to verbally dance, she realised; niceties, she felt, were designed for situations such as these. “I wish to apologise for my behaviour the last time you visited. It was improper, my acting such as I did.”

“It is an unnecessary apology,” he half-blurted. Again, he took a slow breath. “That behaviour is why I am here.”

She blinked, startled. “... it is?”

He nodded. “I needed to know.”

Unconsciously, she stepped forward. “To know ...?”

Closing the distance between them, his hands grasped her waist, pulling her toward him. Her hands found purchase on his shoulders. He leaned closer, his lips brushing hers lightly. Her fingers caught in his hair. Her lips parted. His head tilted. Her eyes, and his, closed. His lips pressed harder against hers, his arms away from her waist and around her, holding her hard against him.

Their lips parted, his eyes opened. Her cheeks flushed, she opened her eyes. “This cannot be,” he murmured thickly, swallowing hard.

“No,” she whispered, “it cannot be.”

She pulled his head down, her lips hungrily pressed to his, hers parting again and he tasted, tentatively. Her hands fell to his shoulders, sliding down his chest.

He stepped away, breathing heavily. “I cannot.”

She reached forward, curls escaping from the head-dress she wore. Unclipping his lightsabre, she tossed it to one of the couches. “Yes,” she answered firmly. “You can.”
 
 
 
Armchair DM: Matt's Cats: New Toy!armchairdm on April 29th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
... wonderfully written. But she's going to break him!
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on April 30th, 2011 11:48 am (UTC)
You think she will?
Armchair DM: Igor: Joy! Joy! Joy! Joy!armchairdm on May 11th, 2011 07:32 am (UTC)
Oh yes; she'll break him.
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on May 11th, 2011 09:26 am (UTC)
I don't think she will; I have confidence in him!
Angel... Dark Wings Descending...: obidala5angel_in_tears on May 4th, 2011 12:40 pm (UTC)
First off - I love this line!! ... it had felt right.

Second, you're a tease :D And I love how stubborn Padme is :D
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on May 4th, 2011 01:52 pm (UTC)
you're a tease
It's been a while since anyone's called me that!

And I love how stubborn Padme is :D
... she was very stubborn, wasn't she?
emiv: dh | did I fall asleep?emiv on June 2nd, 2011 02:17 am (UTC)
Um, "yes, please" to pretty much all of this. :D

Oh, Obi-wan, you and your honor, always getting in the way of fun sexy times; times that, frankly, you need pretty badly. ;)

Loved it all, but that last paragraph really got me, so clear I could see it.

Unclipping his lightsabre, she tossed it to one of the couches. “Yes,” she answered firmly. “You can.”

I love Padme here...she is as she should be; strong and stubborn and determined and awesome. I am itching to read more of this series, and luckily I get to right now! This is one time my procrastination worked out in my favor!
F. J.: Three candlesmorethanacandle on June 2nd, 2011 10:58 am (UTC)
always getting in the way of fun sexy times; times that, frankly, you need pretty badly. ;)
We don’t know if he had fun sexy times here!

This is one time my procrastination worked out in my favor!
Maybe I should’ve mentioned having some popcorn on hand for reading this series!

During writing, I did feel sorry for those following it; bit by bit, never knowing when the next part would come ...
emiv: stock | *wink wink*emiv on June 2nd, 2011 05:23 pm (UTC)
We don’t know if he had fun sexy times here!

I suppose you are right. In my mind, however, fun sexy times were most certainly had! ;)

Maybe I should’ve mentioned having some popcorn on hand for reading this series!

I kind of did! Seriously, I spent the better part of last night reading your stories (as I have been looking forward to for some time!). I quite throughly enjoyed myself, and my comments? Total stream of consciousness, man. :D
F. J.: Three candlesmorethanacandle on June 2nd, 2011 05:40 pm (UTC)
I suppose you are right. In my mind, however, fun sexy times were most certainly had! ;)
I think that’s what everyone thinks, especially when they come to the end! =P

my comments? Total stream of consciousness, man. :D
I figured they were, which is what made them enjoyable after my initial shock of realising you’d read the entire series in the one night! (I don’t know why that was surprising!)

(as I have been looking forward to for some time!)
I’m glad this series didn’t disappoint!