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02 April 2011 @ 02:59 am
Fic: ‘A rude awakening.’  
Title: A rude awakening.
Fandom: Star Wars
Rating: (G)
Time Period: Between AotC and RotS.
Summary: The day breaking brings rescue.

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

After writing She would not die, followed by His hold would not break, I’ve had the continuation slowly building in the back of my mind since I wrote His hold would not break. The idea of day breaking occurred and vóila! This part of the story came together and this part was born!

If wanting to read the parts in order, they are:
She would not die
His hold would not break
A rude awakening

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


In his sleep, the grip around the body in his arms grew tighter; he was slapped and in his shock, let go. He blinked at the sunlight, waking from the sudden impact. She was no longer in his arms.

He struggled to his feet so he might follow; his legs protested with spasms from being cramped during sleep. A hand was laid on his shoulder, pushing him back into the hollow.

“Easy, Master,” the familiar voice instructed. He frowned; he should know the voice. “It’s lucky we found you.”

He peered upward through the haze. Golden hair. Blue eyes. He knew the easy smile that was meant to be comforting; it didn’t have the desired effect. The owner of that voice had taken her from him.

He shook his head, trying to clear the thinking he’d fallen into over the past days from his mind. “An—” Coughing broke the sentence before it truly began and Anakin signalled to one of the nearby soldiers to bring him water.

“Easy, Master,” he spoke quietly as the older man tried to gulp the water, almost lapping it from the canteen. “We’ve been looking for you both,” his voice suspiciously thick, “for the past two days.

“We were almost certain of finding bodies,” he informed while pulling the canteen away and handing it to a nearby solider who accepted it silently. Anakin gently eased his Master to his feet; the older man stumbled and grabbed the younger man’s arm. “We’re glad we didn’t.”

To the younger man, he could only nod and his eyes followed the path she had taken in the soldier’s arms. Anakin’s gaze travelled the same path. “You know the excellent care she’ll receive,” he quietly stated, almost to reassure himself. Then he shook his head and smiled. “You know,” he commented conversationally as he helped the older man to the transport, “if we hurry, we might return in time for breakfast.”
emiv: stock | *wink wink*emiv on April 1st, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
Is it wrong that my first though when I started reading this was "Damn it, Anakin, go away?" ;)

This is a nice companion to the other two, because, with their lives no longer in danger, it really brings you back to the harsh reality of their situation, of being a Jedi and a Senator and the impossibly of it (because Obi-Wan, unlike Anakin, is honorable and therefore conflicted...Anakin always seems more the "want-take-have-consequences-be-damned" type) It reminds you that Obi-Wan always has a job to do, that Anakin and the Order have to be his first (and often, only) priority, even when his heart says different.

You know I love your Obi-Wan, who's great here as always, but in this piece, I am much more focused on Anakin. He is very well done and in character for the time frame; in a small space you've shown his youth, his jealousy, and the strained father-son relationship with Obi-Wan. I love the childish jealousy in Anakin here, the "don't look at her she's mine." vibe. And I could almost see him bouncing a bit at the end, talking about breakfast, with that nagging cheerfulness of youth. Poor Obi-Wan.
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on April 2nd, 2011 08:03 am (UTC)
Is it wrong that my first though when I started reading this was "Damn it, Anakin, go away?" ;)
No, it's not wrong at all!

I am much more focused on Anakin. He is very well done and in character for the time frame
Thank you for those kind words! There's always a niggling part at the back of my mind when I write Anakin, as I don't write for him often.
Armchair DM: Igor: Joy! Joy! Joy! Joy!armchairdm on April 2nd, 2011 10:42 am (UTC)
Damn Anakin. Beautifully well-written; as always. And this time of life for Anakin is particularly hard to capture I think.
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on April 2nd, 2011 01:55 pm (UTC)
The only issue I find with Anakin is not writing for him very often! And thank you.
kenobifan: The TWOlealynnkenobi on April 2nd, 2011 04:23 pm (UTC)
I was surprised to see Anakin in the pic. However, there's always hope that Obi-Wan and Padme, will be together. ;)

Enjoyed all three "quick 'n' dirty" fic-lets. :)
F. J.: Golden Candlesmorethanacandle on April 2nd, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
However, there's always hope that Obi-Wan and Padme, will be together. ;)
Knowing my imagination, there's still always that chance!

Enjoyed all three "quick 'n' dirty" fic-lets. :)
Thanks for letting me know; that's always great to hear!

Edited at 2011-04-02 05:25 pm (UTC)