I'm reposting this on the advice of a friend--I had been posting elsewhere on two sites, but one of them appears to have gone defunct. But anyway, here it is...this is the sequel to The Obi-Wan Kenobi Diaries, Part 2: Tatooine. I'm more of a feedback junkie than I had given myself credit for so please leave a reply. Thanks. ***** It took a day for us to fly from Tatooine to Naboo. We ate vegetable stew and bread for dinner that night, stew that Anakin had made from scratch and then frozen. I?ll never know where the kid gets his culinary skills from. Neither Tatooine nor the Jedi Temple has a place for a full-of-himself Padawan to take cooking lessons. Maybe he learned from PadmÃ©. On second thought, nah?that would require getting out of bed longer than ten minutes. The stew was delicious of course. ?So which Senators are going to be at this session?? Anakin asked, taking another bite of bread. I took another gulp of soup before replying. ?A few of the same ones from last time,? I said. ?Yrros Atmos from Concord Dawn, Bail Organa of Alderaan, and of course your friend here.? I gave PadmÃ© a wink. Annoying Anakin on occasion was fun. ?And a couple of new Senators,? I added. ?Silvo Rey from Dantooine and Nelvo Sola from Ansion. And Supreme Chancellor Palpatine.? Anakin didn?t say anything, but his frown turned into a scowl. ?What is it?? I asked. He shook his head. ?I don?t know,? he replied. ?Something about the Chancellor. Something I can?t put my finger on.? He looked at PadmÃ©. ?I know he?s from your home planet, babe. Maybe I shouldn?t say anything.? PadmÃ© put down her soup spoon and sipped her water. ?It?s all right, Ani,? she said. ?I understand. I know I helped put him in office, but you?re right. There is something about him I don?t trust, and it?s just been recently that I?ve felt that way.? I put my napkin down. ?I?m not telling you two not to trust your instincts, especially you, Anakin,? I said. ?Trusting one?s instincts makes one better able to sense danger. Maybe if I had trusted mine at the Battle of Naboo, I would have been able to save Qui-Gon?? I trailed off, lost in thought, and shook my head rapidly, trying to clear it of the image of my Master lying on the floor of the hangar, struggling to catch his last breath. I knew I should have broken through the Force-shield that surrounded him rather than leaving him to fight the Sith Lord alone. But I didn?t, and both he and I paid the price. This was not a price I would allow Anakin to pay. Anakin and PadmÃ© had both stopped eating for the moment, and Anakin laid his large hand on my wrist. ?Master?? he asked, concern evident in his blue eyes. ?Anyway,? I said, swallowing hard. ?You should always pay attention to what the Force is trying to tell you, but also remember what Master Yoda says: The future is always in motion. The Force shows us possible scenarios as well as real ones.? Anakin nodded. ?Be mindful of your feelings, but don?t completely discount the Chancellor until we have more concrete evidence,? I added, standing up. ?Do you two want some ice cream? I saw some in the freezer.?