The_Slilent_One - I think there is a part of Anakin that will be a bit envious but also a part of him that would want to wait for his master. Valairy_Scot - I think Yoda has his moments of being gentle and caring. He just needed more of them. ratna - Thanks. Anakin's foundation is more stable here and than in canon but he is still in a precarious position with Xanatos away and whatever else this evil author may choose to throw at him. OBI-LOVE - Thanks so much. Ben has his work cut out for him. obsessedwithSW - It is probably even harder for a master to let go during war time when it is so dangerous. mujapple-juicey - Thanks for hanging in there waiting for posts. JediMaster_Jen - I think the time approaching knighthood and balancing obedient padawan with developing the skills needed to be an independent knight would have to be hard. wolf_kenobi - I think the best thing Anakin will have going for him is that no matter how close he gets to Palpatine, he is not friends with him and has a general distrust of him. Hopefully, that will be enough. Force_Chick - It was promising that Anakin was not pleased at being dragged to tea with Palpy. Itachi-Uchiha - I know. I have to keep reminding myself that the boys aren't thirteen years old any more. I think you will like the next post. Gkilkenny - Ben has gone from being a bit insecure in the beginning towards being a little overconfident now. He needs to find some balance. Ocelotl_Nesto - Someone needs to sense that something is up with Palpy. It is ashamed in canon that the Jedi didn't know until way too late that they were being played. diane - Ben is going to have his work cut out for him. I wonder if he will still think he's ready. Jaira - LOL. It's hard to see him grow up. PadawanKitara - He's not so little any more. Broken_Circle - Anakin probably really did want to punch Ben. Ben should learn at some point that being in the right position doesn't necessarily make you the right person for the job, but he knows they need to get someone close to Palpatine. bek - I don't think Anakin would want to be knighted until Xanatos is there with him. And yes, Xanatos would likely loose his mind if he knew how close Anakin had been to Palpatine. Jedi-Master-Jurron - Thanks for the up. VaderLVR - Thanks. Independence - I am sure Anakin will feel something but he is still wanting his master back right now.