Lovely post. I really liked the description of the creche and all the happy children minus one. I do think that Master Trew should have tried to get Anakin more involved - paired him with a couple of others that might accept him a little easier. That's how they would have done it at a good daycare center. And I'm not sure that Obi-Wan would have made him a good Master. He did handle telling Anakin the news well but turned to leave much too soon. He needed to give the child a lot more support and would have left him there alone and unhappy without explaining that he had planned on being an "older" brother type. It could have been a lot worse if Anakin hadn't spoken up. Poor kid! I guess I'm more sympathetic because I have a 9 year old myself and know what kinds of little hurts can blow up into huge ones. Good job, OE. You are certainly raising everyone's perceptions nicely.