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23 January 2011 @ 05:07 am
Fic: ‘Loyalty proven.’  
Title: Loyalty proven.
Fandom: Star Wars
Rating: (PG)
Time Period: Between tPM & AotC.
Summary: A Jedi is a Jedi is a ...

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

This follows on from Harmony understood, which followed on from Ignorance lost. All these stories can be read as a whole or on their own.

This was the next part of an overall larger story unwittingly begun with Ignorance lost, which was a story of pure indulgence. Next thing I know, I’ve got an idea for further stories and voila, here I am at this one.


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 gently took the baby - their baby – from her arms. “This is best, Padmé,” he murmured quietly. He pulled the soft woven blanket closer around their son.

Their son.

“How is this best?” She raised her teary eyes to him. “He is ours, our child. He does not belong to the Jedi!” Her voice broke and he drew her further into the room, away from the listening ears of the Jedi Master by the door.

“Can you not see this is right?” He murmured hurriedly. “Even now he can feel the Force at his fingertips and he doesn’t know what it is. Could you raise a Force sensitive child on your own? Or is there someone you have not told me about who can touch the Force, who would aid in his raising?”

She bent her head, unable to answer.

“I will not take him if you do not think it best –”

“This is not best!” She hissed.

“— but would you not have him raised to the best he could be, with control of these abilities?”

“How could you?” She whispered fiercely, tears streaking her cheeks as her gaze rose to rest on him. Brown eyes met blue. “How could you?”

He could not give her the answer she demanded. Instead, he held out their baby and stepped back. As he did, he gestured for the other Jedi to wait for him outside. The other Jedi nodded and left.

The sight of her holding their baby close, whispering words of farewell, stayed with him on the journey back to Coruscant.

And for years afterward.
 
 
 
Armchair DM: Carson: No no no AIEEE!!armchairdm on January 23rd, 2011 09:32 am (UTC)
Oh nooos! Trouble in paradise. Despite the argument though; this really is a sweet moment.
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on January 23rd, 2011 10:59 am (UTC)
Sweet? How so?
Armchair DMarmchairdm on January 25th, 2011 09:56 am (UTC)
It's sweet to see the love Padme has for her newborn; as well as Obi-wan's utter loyalty; which is sweet in its own.
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on January 25th, 2011 10:56 am (UTC)
His loyalty to the Jedi?
Angel... Dark Wings Descending...: lukebwangel_in_tears on January 23rd, 2011 12:26 pm (UTC)
Noooooooooooooo. Don't take himmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Oh wow. This is heartbreaking!!!
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on January 23rd, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
Noooooooooooooo. Don't take himmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Remembering the end of Harmony understood didn't help with the writing of this.

Oh wow. This is heartbreaking!!!
I'm sorry but thank you.
emiv: stock | *pounce*emiv on January 28th, 2011 09:19 am (UTC)
Oh Obi-Wan, you unmitigated bastard. She just bore your child. I demand you stop being an asshat.

Wait…what?

Oh nos. Seriously? Really? I am….I have no words.

YEARS?

*SNIFF*
F. J.: Three candlesmorethanacandle on January 28th, 2011 11:55 am (UTC)

Oh nos. Seriously? Really? I am….I have no words.

YEARS?

You can imagine that memory haunting him on Tatooine, after the events of RotS.

Have some tissues! Especially for the next one in this series.