Conversations with My Master By: Sabe126 and Force AchtungBaby Genre: AU, drama Time Frame: Post-Revenge of the Sith Major Characters: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn Summary: On the desolate desert planet of Tattoine, a emotionally destroyed Obi-Wan Kenobi learns to channel and communicate with the spirit of his dead master Qui-Gon Jinn. Qui-Gon, now one with the force, once again becomes the master and Obi Wan his apprentice as he helps his apprentice to finally become a pupil of the living force and in so doing both of them come to peace. Disclaimer: This is a work of fan fiction. The Star Wars universe and its characters belong to George Lucas. We are only humbly borrowing his creations. Prologue "Promise me you will train the boy." ?Yes Master.? Obi-Wan had whispered through his tears, as he had held his dying Master in his arms. Whatever his first feelings towards Anakin had been, Obi-Wan had seen the way Qui-Gon Jinn had championed his cause. The Force had told him that they boy must be trained and that as far as he was concerned, that was that. Even if meant going against the Council yet again. Qui-Gon was bound to the leadings of the Force more then he was the tenant of the Jedi Code or its Council. And yet, Obi-Wan now realized, if the Council had trusted Anakin from the beginning would he have been so easily lured to the dark side by Palpatine? ?Perhaps.? The response surprised the Jedi. He had not realized he had been speaking out loud. It had been Anakin?s inability to let go of what he feared to lose that had started him on his path to the dark side. Yoda had seen this in the nine-year-old boy who had stood before them in the Council Chamber. When Anakin had joined the Jedi Order, it was already too late. But Obi-Wan had promised that Anakin would be a Jedi and that he would be careful in his training. He was wrong. Qui-Gon's intuitive connection to the Force is what Anakin needed, Obi-Wan thought. Anakin's strength, as was Qui-Gon's, was his feelings. The Council had been wrong not to see it as such, as was I. If only. If only, he thought, as he stroked his beard absent-mindedly. Shrugging off his cloak, Obi-Wan leant back against the cold stone wall of what would be his home for the considerable future. He would stay on this Outer Rim planet to protect Anakin?s son, until he was old enough to be trained. Luke would also know family bonds and undoubtedly he would form attachments. I will not make the same mistakes with Luke, Obi-Wan swore. He swore into the Force with a fervor that must have reverberated and rippled even as far as the netherworld. Darkness overshadowed his heart at the loss of his apprentice and friend - the closest he had and ever would have to a son. Yoda had brought glimmer of hope through that darkness. Neither knew how or why, but somehow Qui-Gon had made contact from the netherworld. As he left infant Luke with Beru and Owen and turned his back on the setting suns, Obi-Wan had known he would not that he would not be alone in this wilderness. The training he had received from Yoda on board the Tantive IV had been brief and he himself had yet to make contact with his former Master. Exhausted after his confrontation with Anakin and the loss of Padme, he had tried to put into practice the Jedi Master?s teachings. Do or do not. There is no try. Yoda?s solemn declaration filled his mind causing the Jedi to laugh at himself. He must unlearn what he had learned and believe. But what would he say to his Master? I have failed. Closing his eyes, Obi-Wan prepared to begin?