Title: Need that, I Do Author(s): Aludra_Jinnobi Timeframe: PM Characters: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, indirectly Qui-Gon Rating: PG Genre: Drama Keywords: GFFA, PT Summary: Obi-Wan realizes something about his master, and himself. Vignette. Warnings: slight angst Beta: Master Valairy_Scot?Thank you, Master! A/N: The quote at the beginning of this ficlet is not mine. It?s from PM, and thus belongs to Master Lucas. Disclaimer: I don?t have any claim on the galaxy of SW. It belongs to masters Lucas and Watson. I only borrow it. No credits or boring U. S. money are being made from this, nor are they sought after. Qui-Gon's defiance I sense in you. Need that, you do not. Master Yoda had frowned as he spoke. It was well for me, he couldn?t hear the mirthless laugh I kept buried deep inside. I?d heard many accusations in my years as a padawan; some of them sadly true. But to say I had Qui-Gon?s defiance? It was ridiculous. My master and I had disagreed too often over that very thing. Yet now, as I sit in this empty room, I think of him, and I cannot bow to Yoda in this. My master had defiance, but only in what mattered. He defied corrupt officials. He defied hate-filled warmongers. He defied Sith lords. And yes, he defied the Council; more often than I was comfortable with. But his ?defiance? came from his deep-seated awareness of the Force. At the leading of the Force, he would defy even himself. If that is defiance, then I would willingly take a thousand frowns from Yoda, to have it. No, Master Yoda, I think. Need that, I do.