?Courage?? Jayren chuckled, the closest he could come to a laugh. ?Ask the healers if I was brave at first?I fought against reality, but in the end, you realize you only have two choices ? accept it or not. I could seek acceptance and happiness or I could reject that acceptance and be miserable ? I enjoy life too much to be miserable. Look on the bright side ? look how much research I?m able to get done since I?m not in the field.? What wonderful advice from Jayren -- to either accept what has happened and move on or to dwell on the past and remain stuck there. I really like how you have shown that even though Jayren is limited in his physical abilities, he is still able to make valuable contributions with his mind. ?Yes, but those of us who thought so were out-voted. In any case, it has no bearing on what he endured there. Siri, perhaps you should read my report and Alpha?s as well. It won?t be easy to read,? Adi lightly combed her fingers through Siri?s hair, a gesture that took them both back years, ?but perhaps you will understand both why the Council asked this, and why Obi-Wan has been so troubled. If you love him, truly love him as I know you do, it will wound your heart deeply, but it might help you to help heal his.? Adi retrieved her data pad and gave it into Siri?s hands. ?Why don?t you go into my room and read it. I?ll be here waiting.? Numbly, Siri stood up and stared at the datapad. She wasn?t sure she wanted to know anymore than she already did. Yet Obi-Wan had lived this, surely she could read it. Her chin came up and she nodded. She knew her heart was about to break all over again. Even though it may break Siri's heart to know just what terrible things Obi-Wan had to endure, perhaps it will allow her a better understanding of what she can do to help him. Wonderful job as usual! Congratulations on your awards -- they're well deserved. I look forward to each new chapter.