Anakin seems to enjoy this little banter w/Padme. Hmmm. He does seem to be getting a kick out of it, doesn't he? He probably likes her. I too am glad he's not intimidated by the council. But you're portraying him as confident, so there's no need for intimidation. He's a couple of years older than in AOTC, and two years can do a lot when you're in your twenties, especially when you haven't had the experience of a relatively sheltered Jedi life. He has no real need to feel intimidated by the Council; he's not in the Order, so he's not bound by their rules. It'll be interesting to see how you progress this... A lot's going to happen in the next few chapters, and some of the enigma that is Anakin will start to come together. thanks for the PM update. You're very welcome. Thanks for reading and commenting so quickly. I'll have the next chapter up much sooner than this time around. Edit: Forgot a word.