Saga Secrets of the Jedi (post-AotC AU; Siriwan; A/P) **Updated 3/13/12-Epilogue** Complete

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  1. Malz4JESUS Jedi Grand Master

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    Yay! :cool:

    They're confessing things to each other...what they should have done in the movies! :D
  2. CrystalKenobi Jedi Master

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    Wonderful chapter. I don't think anakin could have handled Obi-wan's last little secret after the first those last two secrets. I always wished that Obiwan had opened up more to Anakin and you made my wish come true. I thought Anakin's reactions were well written also. :)
  3. darksideyesplease Force Ghost

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    very nicely done. I like how it's going so far.

    I think Obi Wan probably did touch the darkside a bit in Phantom Menace, so I liked how you talked about that.

    and what other secrets does Obi Wan have? or do I even want to know. lol
  4. leandrastar2000 Jedi Knight

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    Excellent scene between Anakin and Obi-Wan. They both needed that conversation badly.

    Can't wait for more!

  5. Jek_Windu Jedi Master

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    Nice start, the scene with Siri and Zak was really touching, I can't wait to see where you take this.






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  6. JediMaster_Jen Force Ghost

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    Jadie Now, Anakin and Obi-Wan are more than Master and Padawan. They are brothers, and you did an excelent job writing this moment JediMaster_Jen.

    Yes, now they are much closer, much more like brothers. Thank you.

    Moreover, I liked the fact of Obi-Wan not beeing perfect.

    Me too. I've always thought that he was made too pristine in the films, incapable of ever being wrong, or doing anything wrong. I wanted to make him seem more human.


    Kynstar Oh that was awesome!! Loved how Obi admitted his failure (well sorta hehehe) on Naboo against Maul.

    Thanks a bunch. I always saw his slaying of Maul as a weak moment when he fell victim to the darkness within himself, if only for those few moments after Quo-Gon was impaled. Glad you liked it.

    I'm glad Obi did that, cuz it made it easier for Anakin to admit his failure on Tatooine.

    It's what should have happend in AotC. If Obi had been more open, perhaps Anakin would have felt more comfortable talking to him.

    Yay!! Mush!! I'm soooo glad they have cleared that up.

    :) That's why I love fan fiction, I can turn things around so they come out the way I want.

    I bet that other secret is the munchkin I wonder if he'll actually tell Anakin...

    Hmmm, o_O he may not have to tell him. ;)

    Great work!!!

    Thanks so much.


    AP4EVER A great heart-warming moment between Anakin & Obi-Wan. Lord knows that these two definately need & deserve it.

    They sure did. I never thought there were anywhere near enough moments between them to show what great friends they were as Obi-Wan alludes to in the OT.

    Good job, I eagerly await to read more!

    Thanks. More is coming soon.


    Senator_Leia73 I liked Oni admitting that he had touched the Dark Side. And now Ani and Obi are much closer together.

    Glad you liked it. I myself always thought the biggest thing that might have made a difference for Anakin was to know that Obi-Wan falible as well, that he made mistakes the same as Anakin.


    Vivid_Scripts Wow, I'm honored to see that you're reading my fic. *bows* I love your 'Starfall' fic.

    A fan-fic version of SotJ!

    Sort of, just with major changes. :)

    Great posts so far!

    Thank you so much for saying so.

    I wonder how Anakin and Siri will respond to each other next time they meet.

    Very interestingly. ;)


    Malz4JESUS They're confessing things to each other...what they should have done in the movies!

    Exactly! Maybe then things would have been different between them.

    Thanks for reading.


    CrystalKenobi Wonderful chapter.

    Thank you. :)

    I don't think anakin could have handled Obi-wan's last little secret after the first those last two secrets.

    Maybe not. He might have been stunned into a coma. [face_laugh]

    I always wished that Obiwan had opened up more to Anakin and you made my wish come true.

    Me too. Anakin might have been compelled to listen to Obi-Wan more later on if he'd known that his Master wasn't perfect.

    I thought Anakin's reactions were well written also.

    Thank you very much.


    darksideyesplease very nicely done. I like how it's going so far.

    Thanks. Much appreciated.

    I think Obi Wan probably did touch the darkside a bit in Phantom Menace, so I liked how you talked about that.

    I always thought he touched the dark side, maybe even reveled in the power it gave him to fight Maul.

    and what other secrets does Obi Wan have? or do I even want to know. lol

    Can't you guess? Siri was speaking to the other 'secret' in the prologue.

    Thanks for reading.


    leandrastar2000 Excellent scene between Anakin and Obi-Wan. They both needed that conversation badly.

    Yes they did. Anakin needed to know that Obi-Wan was just as capable of making mistakes as he was.

    Can't wait for more!

    It's comi
  7. Jeditheskyisblue Force Ghost

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    Obi-wan took Anakin's confess in a way that has brought them closer. Now I hope that Obi-wan does tell Anakin about his son so they won't have any secret between them.
  8. Leiaremer Jedi Knight

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    I was just sent this link when I was talking to my friend CrystalKenobi about how I wish Obi-Wan and Anakin were more open about their feelings. I love this story so far. I can't wait for the next chapter. So much would have changed if they could have been honest with each other. Oh well, at least we have fanfic were we have wonderful writers that can tell us these stories. I can't wait to see what Anakin says when Obi-wan tells him the other secrets. I hope together they can change the future of the jedi.


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  9. JediMaster_Jen Force Ghost

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    jeditheskyisblue Obi-wan took Anakin's confess in a way that has brought them closer. Now I hope that Obi-wan does tell Anakin about his son so they won't have any secret between them.

    Yes he did. Obi-Wan's confession went a long way in bringing him closer to Anakin.

    He can't give away all his secrets, can he? ;)


    Leiaremer I love this story so far.

    Thanks very much.

    So much would have changed if they could have been honest with each other.

    I think so. It might have made the difference for Anakin.

    I can't wait to see what Anakin says when Obi-wan tells him the other secrets. I hope together they can change the future of the jedi.

    Together, anything is possible for these two Jedi. :)



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    Here it is readers, the next exciting chapter of Secrets of the Jedi. Enjoy.



    Disclaimer: The word Imzadi, which you'll see in this chapter, is taken from the folks at Star Trek: TNG and Paramount. I don't own it, they do. Translated, according to the Betazoid language of TNG, it means 'beloved'. It fit very well for the characters Will Riker and Deanna Troi, and I think it fits for Obi-Wan and Siri as well.
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    Chapter 2

    Rising with the sun had become a tradition for Anakin Skywalker since he’d come to the Jedi Temple as a nine year-old child. In recent months it had been an escape for him, had taken him away from his nightmares. But today, for the first time in what seemed like forever to the young man, he greeted the morning completely at peace.

    He stepped slowly out onto the balcony that was situated off of the quarters he shared with Obi-Wan. The sun was just beginning to peek through the buildings that stood tall and proud across the entire planet. Off in the distance he could see the Senate building. The space lanes were filling fast with speeders, air taxis and other transports. Soon, the city-planet would be once again in the middle of another busy day.

    “Looking at anything interesting?” came Obi-Wan voice, startling Anakin out of his admirations of the world he’d come to call home.

    He turned a bit and looked at his mentor. Obi-Wan was still clad only in his sleep pants. His shoulder-length hair was a mess. But he looked as peaceful as Anakin himself felt. “Actually, I was just admiring the sunrise. But I find that my eyes are being drawn towards the Senate building.”

    Obi-Wan moved out onto the balcony to stand next to his apprentice. The air was chilly, but not unpleasant. He took a deep breath and cast his own gaze at the building that was the center of the Republic government. “What is it you find so interesting about that place?”

    Anakin shrugged. “I don’t know, Master. Ever since our talk yesterday, I’ve sensed something…wrong, uneasy and out of place. I can’t explain it.”

    “Wrong in general or with the Senate in particular?” Obi-Wan asked, his demeanor and voice suddenly becoming very serious.

    “Both, Master,” Anakin said. “Things seem…amiss in the Senate and nothing about this war feels right to me. It all just feels rushed.”

    Obi-Wan reached up to stroke his beard. “Just after I was captured on Geonosis, Count Dooku told me that a Sith Lord was in control of the Senate. I didn’t believe him, of course. But, perhaps he was right; perhaps somehow a Sith Lord has managed to get control of Chancellor Palpatine.”

    Anakin shook his head immediately as he started to pace the balcony. “No, that’s not it, Master. Again, since yesterday, it’s like my vision has…cleared somehow, as if I’d been looking at the galaxy through thick fog. I think it’s worse than a Sith having control of the Chancellor.”

    Obi-Wan closed his eyes and reached out with his senses, with his feelings. It didn’t take him long to realize that Anakin was right. The Force seemed brighter, easier to access than it had just a day ago. He too could now feel the unease Anakin was sensing.

    “What do you think it is, Padawan?” he asked Anakin, his warm voice betraying his utter confidence in Anakin’s senses.

    Anakin turned his eyes onto his Master. Their blue eyes met and Anakin finally gave voice to his mounting fear. “I don’t think a Sith Lord has control of Palpatine, Master, I think Palpatine may be a Sith Lord.”

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    An intense wave of shock felt through the Force awakened Siri Tachi from a deep sleep. She sat up in bed gasping for air. It took her only moments to discover the source of the feeling. Obi-Wan. It had come from her husband. He’d returned to the Temple eight days ago with Anakin so both could recover from the injuries they’d sustained in their fight with Count Dooku. Then he’d awaited the return of his apprentice from his mission to escort Senator Amidala home to Naboo.

    Siri jumped from her bed and began dressing quickly. She threw on her leggings, boots and tunics and quickly grabbed her cloak, not even realizing that she’d reverted back to traditional Jedi clothing for the first time since returning from her undercover mission as a slaver so many years ago. Grabbing her lightsaber from the desk in her room, she clipped it to her belt and moved into the common room.

    “Good morning, Master,” called the voice of her apprentice, Ferus Olin.

    Startled, Siri pivoted sharply, nearly losing her balance. “Ferus do not sneak up on me like that.”

    “Forgive me, Master,” was the young man’s reply, but there was the barest hint of humor in his words. “I wasn’t aware that merely sitting in our common room was considered sneaking.”

    Siri took a moment to smile fondly at the young man she had raised since he became her apprentice at the age of twelve. His dark hair was a mass of unruly spikes. The very characteristic gold streak running through it added flair to a fairly conventional young Jedi. His lanky, slender build was deceptive. Ferus had a great physical strength to go along with his power in the Force. His face had matured and gone was the lingering traces of boyhood. Now only a man existed where once a boy could be found.

    “Is there something wrong, Master,” Ferus asked, having noticed Siri’s stare.

    She shook her head and gave the twenty-one year-old young man a gentle smile. “No, there’s not a thing wrong, Ferus. I was just trying to find some trace of the boy I remember in the man sitting before me now.”

    Ferus’ grin could have lit the entire early morning sky.

    “There he is,” Siri quipped. “You have the morning free, Padawan. I’m going to visit with Master Kenobi and Padawan Skywalker for a bit.”

    Ferus nodded. “Tell Master Kenobi that I’m very relieved that he’s all right, and tell Padawan Skywalker…” he started, searching for the words he wanted.

    “Yes?” Siri asked.

    Ferus ran a hand through his hair. “Tell Anakin that I’m very sorry about his arm, but that I’m glad he’s okay.”

    Siri smiled. She knew Ferus struggled with his feelings towards Anakin Skywalker. The two had come a long way since they were children, but there was still a lingering fear and resentment on both sides.

    “I’ll make sure he knows,” Siri said before turning and striding gracefully from the room.

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    Obi-Wan was stunned by Anakin’s revelation. The very idea that the Supreme Chancellor could possibly be a Sith Lord was incomprehensible. “Anakin, are you certain?” he asked, incredulous at the thought of Palpatine being anything but the honest man he’d come to know over the past ten years as he trained Anakin.

    “No, I’m not certain Master,” Anakin immediately said. “All I know is that I can suddenly feel the Force differently than in the past, and I sense deception in the Senate, especially in the Chancellor.”

    “That doesn’t mean that he’s a Sith Lord, Anakin,” Obi-Wan reminded his apprentice.

    A small smirk touched Anakin’s lips. “I know that, Master. Chancellor Palpatine has been kind to me ever since I came here to the Temple. He’s been a friend to me. I want to be wrong about this, but I don’t think I am.”

    Obi-Wan considered those words. “We need evidence, Padawan. We can’t simply march into the Senate and arrest him without cause.”

    Anakin merely shook his head. He glanced at Obi-Wan and smiled. “I think I know a way to get him to confess.”

    “I’m not going to like this, am I?” Obi-Wan asked carefully.

    Anakin laughed. “Probably not, Master.”

    Before the younger Jedi could reveal his plan, the door chime rang. Without really thinking, Obi-Wan used the Force to open the door. It slid slowly open and the sight of Siri standing there greeted them. Obi-Wan’s eyes were riveted on those of his wife. Neither of them said a word.

    Anakin recovered first. “Master, I promised some of the younglings that I would have morning meal with them. I really should be on my way.”

    Snapping out of his momentary daze, Obi-Wan nodded at Anakin. “Of course Padawan, enjoy yourself. You have the morning free.”

    Anakin bowed slightly then moved across the room towards the door. “Master Tachi, it’s lovely to see you again.”

    “You as well, Anakin. Ferus wanted me to pass along his sorrow for the loss of your arm, and his relief that you returned to us safely.”

    Anakin wasn’t quite sure how to respond to her words. He didn’t care much for Ferus Olin and he knew that the feeling was returned. But despite that, he appreciated the thought. “Please give him my thanks in regards to his concern.”

    Siri nodded once as Anakin then scrambled past her and out into the hallway. She didn’t believe for one minute that he was meeting any of the younglings for breakfast, but was glad for his departure, no matter his reasons or destination.

    Obi-Wan had slowly been making his way towards her. By the time she turned around from speaking with Anakin, he was directly in front of her, their breath mixing together in the air between them.

    Siri reached out and slowly traced the scar that now adorned his left upper arm. “I wanted to come sooner,” she whispered.

    Obi-Wan reached out and ran his calloused hand through her long blonde tresses. “I know. I sensed your fear for me when you learned that I’d been injured. I wanted to be with you, but the healers and the Council wouldn’t let me out of their sight.”

    Tears beginning to well in her eyes, Siri stepped into the warm circle of his arms. She wrapped her arms tightly around his waist and rested her head against his bare chest.

    Obi-Wan placed a soft kiss on her hair. “I’ve missed you so much, love,” he said to her, holding her as close as possible. “I love you, Imzadi.”

    Siri moved back to look into her husband’s eyes. “Just as I love you.”

    The love she saw shining back at her left her breathless. She reached up slowly and pulled his head down towards her, their mouths connecting in a gentle, yet passionate kiss. Their hands quickly caressed and undressed, and the long-separated couple lost themselves in one another.
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  10. Senator_Leia73 Force Ghost

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    This is definatly a shocker that Ani would just say to Obi that he thinks that Palpy is the Sith Lord. :D Awwww I love Obi and Siri together :D
  11. son-of-kenobi Jedi Knight

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    more of this one...i like it how obi-wan and anakin have opened up...though i find it hard to believe two guys would do that...i think it fits in really well...Once agian the Chosen One works Wonders huh?....Plapatine might BE the Sith lord!!!
  12. Kazzy Jedi Master

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    I was glad to see Obi-Wan's confessions to Anakin, I think it went a long way to repairing the rift that was between them, and it gave Anakin a chance to confess to killing the sand people. Without that weight on him, and the weight of his secrets marriage he was able to sense the dark side around Palpatine.

    Poor Siri, it must be horrible to see someone you love like that hurt and not be able to go to them for fear of being discovered.

    Great posts! :)
  13. CrystalKenobi Jedi Master

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    I loved that chapter and the use of the Imzadi word from the next generation of star trek was great.
  14. Kynstar Jedi Grand Master

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    Hey! Great job! I'm always a sucker when it comes to Star Trek and Star Wars mixing ;) whether it'd be words or scenes.

    Nifty how Anakin supposes that perhaps Palps is the Sith Lord! [face_laugh] Loved that!

    Awww liked the lil scene with Siri and Ferus. :)

    And of course Obi and Siri together ;) I'm sure she was run ragged with worry when Obi got hurt.

    Awesome job once more!
  15. jacen200015 Force Ghost

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    You know what i've been thinking would be cute? If Anakin took Obi-Wan and Siri's son as his padawan. ;)*hint, hint.*
  16. Leiaremer Jedi Knight

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    This was another great chapter. I think it's great how Anakin's "eyes" have opened now that Obi-Wan and him have become honest with each other. It is such a shame that the jedi have to keep there marriages hidden. Can't wait to see what the future holds. I also can't wait to see what anakin says when he finds out about Siri.

    Mary
  17. AP4EVER Jedi Master

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    ...Is it hot in here, or is it just me? [face_mischief]

    Wonderful chapter! Just what I need before I take my Government final. SO now I've gone from this [face_frustrated] to this :) Thanks to you.

    Can't wait to read more!
  18. leandrastar2000 Jedi Knight

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    Great chapter, can't wait for more.
  19. serendipityaey Force Ghost

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    Anakin figuring out about the Senate and Palpatine was interesting and the end was sweet. Very nice!
  20. Jeditheskyisblue Force Ghost

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    Anakin being able to trust Obi-wan completely has given him peace that seems to have allowed the pair to see beyond the darkside.
  21. Jadie Jedi Master

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    So, Anakin has found out about Palpy... interesting... very interesting :D
  22. Alethia Force Ghost

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    Now they know about Palpatine...interesting. I wonder how that will play out. I like how the fact that they revealed their respective relationships with another has 'uncoulded' their vision. Interesting...very interesting.

    And of course the romance is sweet too...Obi-Wan and Siri having a son, how sweet!
  23. JediMaster_Jen Force Ghost

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    Wow!! I'm stunned at all of the feedback I'm getting on this fic. Thank you all very much.

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    Senator_Leia73 This is definatly a shocker that Ani would just say to Obi that he thinks that Palpy is the Sith Lord.

    It was to me to. [face_laugh] I was just writing away and had to look back and be sure Anakin really did just blurt it out like that.

    Awwww I love Obi and Siri together

    Me too. Thanks. :)


    son-of-kenobi more of this one...i like it how obi-wan and anakin have opened up...though i find it hard to believe two guys would do that...

    Well, they haven't really opened up that much. Just a confession here and there. ;)

    Thanks for reading.


    Kazzy I was glad to see Obi-Wan's confessions to Anakin, I think it went a long way to repairing the rift that was between them, and it gave Anakin a chance to confess to killing the sand people.

    Thanks. I agree, I think it will go a long way, but will it be enough? ;)

    Without that weight on him, and the weight of his secrets marriage he was able to sense the dark side around Palpatine.

    Very much so. Anakin is suddenly becoming aware of things that have always been there, but he couldn't see the forest for the trees.

    Poor Siri, it must be horrible to see someone you love like that hurt and not be able to go to them for fear of being discovered.

    :( But how long will her fear of being discovered outweigh her love for her husband? That is the question. ;)

    Great posts!

    Thanks a bunch.


    CrystalKenobi I loved that chapter and the use of the Imzadi word from the next generation of star trek was great.

    Thanks. :) I'd been watching TNG while writing that chapter and just had to use the word. I loved that show growing up.


    Kynstar Hey! Great job! I'm always a sucker when it comes to Star Trek and Star Wars mixing whether it'd be words or scenes.

    Thank you. :)

    Nifty how Anakin supposes that perhaps Palps is the Sith Lord! Loved that!

    [face_laugh] It seems the Chosen One is seeing a bit better these days.

    Awesome job once more!

    Thank so much. :)


    jacen200015 You know what i've been thinking would be cute? If Anakin took Obi-Wan and Siri's son as his padawan. *hint, hint.*

    :eek: Crawling around in my mind, are you? [face_laugh] That would be very cute and I have considered it. You'll just have to wait and see.


    Leiaremer This was another great chapter. I think it's great how Anakin's "eyes" have opened now that Obi-Wan and him have become honest with each other.

    Thank you. It's amazing what honesty will do for a conflicted young Jedi. :)

    It is such a shame that the jedi have to keep there marriages hidden. Can't wait to see what the future holds. I also can't wait to see what anakin says when he finds out about Siri.

    It is a shame. Perhaps the Jedi Order would have been better off if they'd realized that love could be a strength as powerful as the Force, and not just a path to greed and possessiveness.

    As for when he finds out about Siri.....we'll see if all this honesty has deprived the Chosen One of his temper. ;)


    AP4EVER Is it hot in here, or is it just me?

    [face_laugh] It's not just you.

    Wonderful chapter!

    Thanks. :)


    leandrastar2000 Great chapter, can't wait for more.

    Thanks. More is on the way this weekend. :)


    serendipityaey Anakin figuring out about the Senate and Palpatine was interesting and the end was sweet. Very nice!

    Ah, but has he really figured it out? He knows something is amiss, and that things don't feel right. He thinks Palpatine is a Sith Lord.

    Thanks.


    Jeditheskyisblue Anakin being able to trust Obi-wan completely has given him peace
  24. JediMaster_Jen Force Ghost

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    Hello readers. Here it is, the next exciting chapter of Secrets of the Jedi. Sit back and enjoy.



    Chapter 3

    Obi-Wan’s senses told him that he was alone in the bed even before he opened his eyes and saw the empty space beside him. His eyes roamed his quarters in search of his wife. His gaze quickly settled on the top of her blonde head, barely visible at the foot of the bed as she sat on the floor in meditation.

    “You’re finally awake,” she said as she felt him clearing the sleepy haze his mind and body had fallen into.

    Sitting up, he grabbed his sleep pants from the floor where they’d been carelessly tossed hours earlier. He stood momentarily to pull them on, then sat back down and leaned back against the pillows.

    “It would appear so,” he quipped. “It’s a wonder I didn’t sleep until nightfall. You were very…energetic. I’m still exhausted.”

    Laughter escaped her, unable to be suppressed. She stretched in her position on the floor before standing and joining her husband on the bed. He gathered Siri into his arms, her head going to rest on his shoulder. She let her hand rest on his chest, over his heart.

    “Anakin will be back soon, and I don’t think you want him to see us like this,” she whispered, every word cutting her heart in two. She wanted nothing more than to spend the rest of her days and nights curled in his strong arms.

    Obi-Wan took a deep breath as he prepared to alter their existence forever. “Anakin knows,” he said, his voice much stronger than he actually felt.

    “What do you mean by ‘Anakin knows’? He knows what exactly?” she demanded.

    “He knows that I’m married,” Obi-Wan said straight out. He’d learned long ago that the best way to deal with Siri when she angry was to very honest and forthright in his answers. “Yesterday, after he returned from Naboo, he said there was something he needed to speak to me about. We went out into the city and he confessed…he told me that he and Senator Amidala were married after he escorted her home.”

    Siri wasn’t as shocked as Obi-Wan had thought she’d be the news that his apprentice was a married man. “That doesn’t surprise you at all, does it?” he wondered.

    She shrugged slightly and let some of her anger fade away into the Force. “You told me yourself that he had an attachment to her from the moment they first met. To answer your question, no it doesn’t surprise me at all. To be honest with you, what surprises me is the fact that he told you of their marriage.”

    “Well, then you understand why he now knows that I’m married as well,” Obi-Wan said. “I couldn’t very well let him confess everything and get nothing in return. He finally was able to trust me enough to tell me the truth. I felt as if I owed it to him to return that trust and honesty.”

    Siri looked up into Obi-Wan’s blue-gray eyes. Emotions he only let himself feel and display when in her presence were swirling like mad in their depths. Angst, hurt, anger, fear, loneliness, passion, loyalty; they were all visible to her through her deep understanding of the man she had so easily chosen to love.

    “I do understand, husband,” she told him in a gentle voice that spoke of her feelings for him. “I know that you’ve spent the last ten years struggling to get Anakin to obey the rules when you yourself have disobeyed. I know you’ve felt torn between your loyalty to the Jedi, the Code, Anakin and our relationship. I know you’ve felt hypocritical every time you chastise him for his feelings. So yes, I understand why you told him the truth. If it helps things between the two of you, then I’m happy that you told him.”

    Obi-Wan smiled a bit. He was pleased that she understood and wasn’t angry. “Well, I wasn’t completely honest with him. I never told him that you are my wife. I merely told him that I was married and that my wife is a Jedi.”

    Siri smiled back at him. “What other revelations did you happen to share?” she asked, the image of their son coming easily to her mind.

    “I said nothing to him concerning our son,” he told her, having sensed her wish to know if he’d told their deepest secret. “We’d said enough already. Another life-altering secret might have been too much for him.”

    “I don’t know,” she said, almost more to herself than to Obi-Wan. “Maybe complete and total honesty is what the two of you need most. Master Adi and I have never been the same since I returned from my undercover mission. She felt that I owed her honesty even though the Council had sworn me to secrecy. I tried for years to explain to her why I couldn’t have told her, but she still refuses to listen.”

    “How would you feel about my telling Anakin about Zakk?” he asked her, not even considering making the decision without first asking her opinion.

    Siri didn’t answer right away. Neither of them had ever planned to tell another living soul of their marriage or of their son. That was their pact. They would love in secret. Circumstances, and well as her own careless mutterings had led to Master Yoda discovering their marriage and learning the truth about Zakk.

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    Three Years Ago

    The communication had come from a frantic fifteen year-old Anakin Skywalker. His Master had been gravely injured. Siri remembered hearing the almost mad ravings of the young man as he tried to explain how Obi-Wan had been attacked and shot numerous times by blaster-laden thugs.

    “Alert Master Healer Bant, you will, Master Tachi,” Yoda commanded as he headed towards the Temple landing bay to await the arrival of Kenobi and Skywalker.

    Siri, her heart pounding in her chest and her emotions threatening to boil over, nodded once. Her hands, shaking in fear, placed a call to the healer’s ward.

    “Anakin is bringing them in, Bant. He says that Obi-Wan has…he’s been gravely injured by blaster fire.”

    Bant, a Mon Calamari Jedi healer and old friend of both Obi-Wan and Siri, could hear the tension in Siri’s voice. “I’ll have my team ready, Siri, you have my word. We’ll save him.”

    Siri took a deep breath. She trusted Bant to do everything she could to save Obi-Wan. “Thank you, my friend.”

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    Anakin paced, he wrung his hands together, and he huffed and sputtered about them taking so long. His long legs carried him from one side of the room to the other in a desperate march against time. If he kept moving, everything would be okay. If he kept moving, Obi-Wan wouldn’t die.

    “Anakin, sit down,” Siri told the young man. “You’re making me dizzy.”

    The blonde-haired padawan looked at Siri and her own student, Ferus Olin. Both were the very pictures of calm. But he knew better. He could feel their fragile emotions just beneath the surface. Siri cared deeply for his Master, and Ferus held a great respect for Obi-Wan.

    “Please Anakin, he’d want you to rest,” Siri said gently. “If you exhaust yourself, you’ll be in there as well, and Obi-Wan wouldn’t want that.”

    Anakin had just taken his seat when Bant and Master Yoda came into the room. Of course, Anakin jumped right back up.

    “Is he okay?” he demanded of them. “Can I see him?”

    “He’s going to be okay, Padawan Skywalker,” Bant addressed the young man. “He’s in the bacta tank right now and he’ll remain there for at least several days. The wounds he sustained were very serious. If not for your quick action of putting him into stasis, he would most likely have died.”

    They all heard Siri’s quick intake of breath. “What exactly happened to him, Anakin?” she managed to ask.

    “We had just finished negotiating the peace treaty on Praxus,” Anakin stated calmly. “Both sides were agreeable to the terms we put forth. They signed and their leaders shook hands. Master and I were preparing to leave when blaster fire rang out from somewhere behind us as we were boarding the ship.”

    Siri rested a hand on his shoulder, lending support. “Then what happened?” she questioned, her tone gentle and comforting.

    Anakin took a deep breath. “We didn’t sense the attackers at all. They were just suddenly there. Master Obi-Wan was hit right away. The blaster bolts, four of them, struck him right in the chest. I had managed to duck under the first shots and get my saber ignited. I deflected the bolts back our attackers and killed them. After that, I got him inside the ship as fast as I could and placed him in the stasis chamber. He was bleeding so badly that I….I didn’t know what to do. I just…” he stopped, his voice failing him as tears began falling from his haunted blue eyes.

    “Well you did, young Skywalker,” Yoda said. “Saved your Master’s life, you did.”

    Anakin wiped away his tears and reigned in his emotions. “Thank you, Master Yoda.”

    “Anakin, I want you to go get some rest before you go in to sit with Obi-Wan,” Bant instructed the young Jedi.

    “But…” he began only to be cut off by Yoda.

    “But nothing. To Healer Bant, you listen,” he told the boy. “Come for you I will, when ready I think you are to see your Master.”

    Disappointed and a bit angry at being kept from his teacher, Anakin reluctantly did as he was told. He stomped off in the direction of the lift that would take him to the quarters he shared with Obi-Wan.

    Siri cast a gaze full of longing at the door behind which Obi-Wan was cloistered. She wanted desperately to go inside and see with her own eyes that he was alive. She could sense his presence in the Force, but it was weak, very faint. But she knew that Yoda would most likely not allow her to see Obi-Wan either.

    “I think I’ll get some rest as well,” she told Yoda and Bant. “Please inform me if anything changes with Obi-Wan’s condition,” she said, her words directed solely at Bant.

    “I will,” the Mon Cal promised.

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    It was early the next morning that Siri discovered on her rounds through the crèche, a habit she’d formed long before her own child had come to reside there, that one year-old Zakk Zhantari had been cranky and restless ever since Obi-Wan had arrived at the Temple so badly injured and in pain. Siri knew, even if no one else did, that the little boy was sensing his father’s distress.

    “He just seems to be unsettled for some reason,” the Jedi Knight in charge of the crèche told Siri.

    “Perhaps a walk and some new scenery will calm him,” Siri suggested. “I’d be happy to take him off your hands for a while.”

    The Knight smiled and picked up the angry child. Tears littered his reddened cheeks and he was warm to the touch from having been crying for so long. “Good luck with this one, Master Tachi. He’s a stubborn one.”

    Siri smiled as she took her son into her arms. “I think we’ll get along just fine.”

    Zakk didn’t stop crying when Siri cuddled him close, but his distress did lessen. He buried his head in her shoulder and tightly grasped her robe in his tiny hands. Siri turned and walked out of the crèche and headed for the Healer’s Ward. She knew that bringing their son close to his father would soothe the small child.

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    Siri sat in a chair facing the bacta tank that held the injured, but healing form of her husband. In her lap sat Zakk Zhantari, the son she and Obi-Wan shared; the boy that had been conceived and born of their secret love for one another. As she’d suspected, he’d calmed completely upon seeing his father. It should have impressed upon her the fact that she and Obi-Wan were spending far too much time with Zakk. He shouldn’t be encouraged to make attachments. But he had, and there was nothing she could, or even would, do about it now.

    Kissing his soft hair, Siri pointed at the tank. “Look Zakky, that’s Daddy in there,” she whispered to the child. “He’s going to be just fine.”

    Zakk tilted his head a bit at the unfamiliar word. “Da?” he asked in his childish voice as he also pointed at Obi-Wan.

    Siri laughed and spoke softly. “Yes, that’s your daddy. He shouldn’t be your daddy, just as he shouldn’t be my husband. We broke the Code, your father and I. Jedi aren’t allowed to love. We aren’t allowed to marry and have children.”

    “Good reasons for those rules, there are, Master Tachi,” came the strict voice of Master Yoda.

    Siri closed her eyes. She’d been caught. She placed Zakk on his feet and watched as he took unsteady steps, still unsure of his new skill. “He’s walking early for a male human,” she said, not knowing why she felt compelled to say anything at all.

    “Walk early, Obi-Wan did as well,” Yoda told the young woman as he moved further into the room.

    Siri turned in her chair and faced the small, green Jedi as he stood next to her, leaning on the walking stick he didn’t really need. “You heard my words. You know that Obi-Wan is my husband and that Zakk is our child.”

    “Know, I do,” Yoda said. “Know I do not, is why.”

    Siri gave a rather un-ladylike snort at that. “Why?” she repeated the question. “Master, I understand that emotions, severe emotions such as love, hate, passion, anger, rage and greed can all lead to the dark side. I know that’s why the Code forbids us from loving, from forming attachments that may lead to those feelings. I also know that it’s wrong to try and force a living, breathing being from feeling the natural pull of love. It’s like telling someone to stop breathing, to stop being who they are. It’s impossible. Obi-Wan and I tried for years to escape our feelings for one another, to make them go away.”

    She moved over to the tank where Zakk had gravitated and picked up the boy. She held him close as she turned to face Yoda. “We failed in that attempt, Master Yoda. We loved one another and we could do nothing to stop those feelings. That’s why we married and why we have a child.”

    Yoda eyed the boy. He was reaching out for Obi-Wan. He didn’t seem to comprehend that his father was behind a barrier and couldn’t be touched. “Know you both, the boy does,” he said, his words not a question, but rather a statement of pure fact.

    “Yes Master,” Siri acknowledged.

    “Zakk Zhantari, his given name that is?” Yoda then asked.

    Siri cleared her throat before answering. “No, it is not. Zakk is his true first name, but his rightful surname is Kenobi. Zhantari is the name of Obi-Wan’s home planet.”

    “Connections you’ve given the boy, attachments,” was Yoda’s next comment.

    “Yes, we have.”

    “Expelled, you both should be.”

    Siri swallowed. “I know that, Master. We’ve both been prepared for that from the beginning. We knew that were we ever discovered, we’d be cast out of the Jedi Order. But know this, Master; if we go, so our son goes. Anakin as well.”

    Yoda knew a threat when he heard it. He knew her words were the truth, however. If the decision were made to expel them from the Jedi Order, they would leave without complaint, but the child would go with them. As his parents, they would have the right to take him back from the Order to which they’d given him. As for Anakin, Yoda had no doubt that the young man would follow his mentor out of the Jedi Order without a moment’s hesitation. It would not be Obi-Wan, Siri, or even Anakin and Zakk that would be the losers in that situation, it would be the Jedi as a whole.

    “Stay, you both shall,” Yoda decided. “Inform the Council of your marriage and child, I will not. But careful you both must be. Allow the boy to become close, to form attachments to you, you
    must not,” he stated emphatically, his words emphasized by the pounding of his walking stick on the ground.

    Breathing a sigh of relief, Siri smiled a bit. “Thank you, Master Yoda.”

    The little green Jedi merely raised his eyebrows at her. He knew that neither she nor Obi-Wan would obey his mandate to not allow their son to become attached to them. It was one more rule of the Code they would break.

    “Humph,” came from his mouth as he turned and walked from the room.


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    Siri lifted her lips to his and kissed him gently. “I think you should tell Anakin. He needs to know the entire truth, for his sake, and yours.”

    Obi-Wan hugged her closer, knowing their time together was becoming short. He could sense Anakin on his way back to their quarters. “Anakin is on his way. I think he’ll take it better if I tell him alone.”

    Siri agreed. They shared one more soft, tender kiss before getting up. Siri, having dressed already, gathered her robe and made her way to the door. She turned back around for just a moment and gazed tenderly at her husband.

    “I love you,” she whispered before turning again.

    “You have my heart, Imzadi,” Obi-Wan whispered as she thumbed the door-activation device and stepped into the hallway, walking back to her own quarters.
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  25. AP4EVER Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2005
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    So good ole' Master Yoda knows of their little secret, huh? I wonder if he'll soon learn of A&P's relationship? [face_thinking]

    I think the main (not the only, but the main) reason Yoda agreed to keep the marriage a secret was not so much fear of the two leaving, but the fact that Anakin would go with them. I mean it would be bad enough when you have two Jedi Knights leaving the order, having the Chosen One leave would be down right dangerous.

    Another great chapter, in my opinion. More Please! :D
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