Ahsoka and Anakin went inside their quarters, they just returned from a not so successfully mission and the Jedi Council afterwards. “I can’t belief that Master Windu did a huge speech about battle tactics,” Ahsoka said. “I mean, that cantankerous droid never went to the frontline! All he do is sit in that chair and complain about everything!”
Anakin himself was also upset about Windu’s speech, but he had learn himself – and with the help of Obi-Wan of course - to ignore the boring man. Yet Ahsoka’s burst out surprised him a bit. “Wow, take is easy Snips. I know what you mean but you don’t have to take this too personal.”
Ahsoka turned to face her Master. “But what are we supposed to do, tell Rex and his man to become invisible and sneak around in case that Head Clanker was there and shoot him in his back while the rest of us take care of the base? We even didn’t knew that he was on Salvara on the first place!”
“We both know that our intel isn’t always accurate. We had to destroy that Separatists outpost, and that is what we did. I can’t help it either that General Grievous showed up, killing and wounded some of our men but we did what was possible at that moment.”
Ahsoka let out a sigh as she finally calmed down. “Yeah, you’re probably right. I’m glad that I’m able to hold him of the man for a moment. Too bad he escaped, again.”
Anakin crossed his armed as he looked his Padawan straight in her eyes. “Yes, about facing Grievous, you should have wait till I’m there. Only together, we can take him down.”
Ahsoka raised an eyemark. “You was on the other side of the base, remember? It would take at least fifteen minutes to join me. We didn’t had that much time. And besides, someone had to destroy that base.”
Anakin rubbed his eyes, realizing that there was no point to continue that conversation. But before he could say something, the doorbell went off. Anakin turned to the door as he and Ahsoka sensed an familiar presence. “Come in,” he said.
The door opened and Barriss stepped inside. “I see that you have returned from your mission. I assume it was a success.”
“Yes, until Grievous shows up and spoiled the fun,” Anakin muttered.
Barriss eyes widened. “You had to fight General Grievous?”
Anakin didn’t face the Padawans as he was looking for the right words. “Well, not exactly.” One look on Ahsoka’s face forced him to continue. “I mean, I didn’t saw him, but my Padawan did, so somewhere, yes.”
Barriss widened her eyes even more in horror and disbelief as Ahsoka rolled her eyes. “You’re impossible.”
A grin appeared on Anakin’s face. “Well, it’s thanks to your training under my supervision that you are able to hold him off.”
Barriss turned to Ahsoka. “Ahsoka, do you realizing that not many Jedi are able to survive his wrath?”
Ahsoka shrugged. “Well, I know a few, like Master Aayla, Shaak Ti and Master Mundi. Obi-Wan fought him more than once.” Ahsoka crossed her arms as she faced her Master. “And so do I.”
Anakin raised an eyebrow. “What, you want a medal?”
“No, but I have proven you that I am be able to take care of myself.”
“I don’t remember me saying that you can’t, but you have shown me more than once that you are able to.”
A small smile crossed Barriss face. “Well, it is true that you are becoming a great Jedi Ahsoka. There can’t be any doubt or your Master is very proud of you.”
Anakin’s face lighted up while a doubtful expression crossed Ahsoka’s face as she crossed her arms. “He’s proud of me? That’s a first.”
Barriss covered her mouth with both hands while Anakin was taken aback. “Hey, how many times did I have to tell you that I was glad to have you as my Padawan?” he shot back.
“More than once,” Ahsoka grinned.
“And how many times did I tell you that I don’t want…” Anakin noticed that the grin on Ahsoka’s face only grew. “Oh, you’ve got me, don’t you?”
Anakin felt so stupid. It wasn’t the first time that he felt for Ahsoka’s comments, but it was the first time that he did so right in front of Barriss Offee. He rubbed his tired eyed. “Very funny Snips.”
Barriss had a very hard time to keep as formal as she used to be. Yet she couldn’t resist to say something. “I must admit that it was quit amusing.”
“I’m sure it was,” Anakin muttered as he watched the chrono. “Well, I must go, I’m needed in the Senate.”
“Again?” both girls says unison.
Anakin simply shrugged. “Someone with my reputation needs to be in the Senate from time to time.”
Barriss opened her mouth before Ahsoka could come up with a witty remark of her own. “You’re probably right. We’ll see you another time then.”
“We’ll do.” With that Anakin stepped out the quarters, leaving the girls alone.
Ahsoka still had her arms folded in front of her chest. “Someone with my reputation huh? You wish,” she muttered.
Barriss turned to Ahsoka with a worried expression on her face. “Fighting with Grievous? Are you out of your mind?”
“No, but I had to do something to keep the man safe. Anakin was on the other side of that base, so I didn’t had other options than to keep him occupied tilt the man blow up the base.”
Barriss always thought that Ahsoka was a real Jed and she had no other choice than to admit. “True enough, but I hate the thoughts of losing you. I guess that I start to understand the Jedi Code and the rule of non attachments.”
Ahsoka felt a sharp pain in her chest. “Are you, breaking our love?”
Barriss placed both hands on Ahsoka’s montrals and slowly slid her hands down across her front lekku to the very end of it. Ahsoka’s body shivered of sensation, created by Barriss’ hands. She couldn’t resist the urge kiss her girlfriend violently as she did so. It took minutes when they broke the kiss. Barriss gaze met Ahsoka’s eyes. “Not in a thousand years, I love you too much for that.”
“That is all I need to know.” The girls start to kiss again as their hands explored their bodies.
Padmé Amidala’s apartment
Anakin waked up with his secret wife next to him, not knowing that exactly did wake him up. Soon he find out that his comlink was beeping. With a grown he picked up the comlink and pressed a button. “Skywalker here.”
Anakin could easily recognize the voice of his former Master. “Anakin, we have an urgent matter. We need you and Ahsoka in the Communication Center as soon as possible.”
Anakin glanced at the sleeping form of Padmé for a second before answering. “Well, I’m not exactly nearby Temple. It take about fifteen to twenty minutes to be in the upper hangars.”
“Right, I’ll see you there. Meanwhile, try and contact Ahsoka would you?”
Anakin had no desire to disturb his Padawan, she needs all the rest she could have. But when Obi-Wan needs something urgent in the middle of the night, then it means trouble. “Yes Master, I’ll do as soon as possible.”
“Very well, I’ll see you then.”
Anakin turned at the direction of the voice and find out that Padmé was leaning on her elbow. “Obi-Wan has some urgent matter, didn’t say what. He need me and Ahsoka as soon as possible.”
Padmé got on her knees as the bed cover slid of her chest. “Then you should go. If Obi-Wan needs you right now, then something can be wrong.”
Anakin let out a sigh. “I know, but I will appreciate that Obi-Wan didn’t make any trouble and leave us alone, especially in the middle of the night.”
Padmé came closer to Anakin and kissed his shoulder. “So do I. Just, don’t be too harsh to him Ani.”
Anakin turned to Padmé with a sly grin on his face. “Just a little.” They kissed before Anakin got on his feet and went to the ‘fresher.
Jedi Temple’s hangars
Anakin stepped out his speeder and met his former Master. Anakin could easily see the worried expression on Obi-Wan’s face. “I’m sorry to say that, but Ahsoka didn’t answered my calls. I’m afraid that we have to get her from my quarters.”
Despite all the worry Obi-Wan managed to put a smile on his face as they start walking. “I see that your Padawan is picking up your teachings and ignore the Master.”
Anakin rolled his eyes. “Funny.” He then went serious. “Obi-Wan, it’s in the middle of the night. Normally I would ignore any call and give Ahsoka all the rest she need, but I’m afraid that something is going on, Right?”
Obi-Wan let out a sigh. “Unfortunately yes. We have received a distress call from the Duchess of Mandalore. It seems that the Death Watch are making its appearances once again. Several Mandolorian ministers are being threaded including the Duchess and one of the ministers was being attacked by the Death Watch and shot him in his shoulder.”
Anakin shook his head. “Well, that doesn’t sound good, but Mandalore isn’t exactly part of the Republic. The Jedi Council won’t approve that we take a fleet and going to Mandalore to take care of Death Watch.”
Obi-Wan nodded. “Yes indeed, besides the Duchess won’t like it either. That’s why I need you and Ahsoka in this unofficial mission. We need your ship so we can keep a low profile to enter the system.”
A grin appeared on Anakin’s face. “I’ve figured out that you would come with a plan like that. We can’t let your girlfriend down, can we?”
Obi-Wan rolled his eyes. “How many times do I have to say that she is not my girlfriend?”
Anakin let out a short laughter. “C’mon old man, if that was true, then I’m a Sith Lord.”
Obi Wan let out a sigh as he rubbed his eyes. “Anakin…”
Anakin’s shared quarters.
“Speaking of that, I would like to know where you have been all night,” Obi-Wan said as he and Anakin stepped through the door.
Anakin rolled his eyes. “What, you don’t like it when I’m…” Both he and Obi-Wan remained frozen on what they saw.
Several pieces of clothes lay all across the floor of the living room. Pieces that was easily recognizes by both Jedi. They exchange looks for a moment before gazing down at the clothes. It was Obi-Wan who broke the awkward silence. “Are you still certain that it was safe to leave your Padawan alone during the night?”
Anakin hurried through the small hallway, passed the door of his bedroom and went inside Ahsoka’s. It took lesser that a second when he was flying back into the hallway, hitting the wall on the other side of the door while an earsplitting “MASTER!!” went through the quarters before the door closed again.
Obi-Wan went to Anakin who sat against the wall, staring at the door, eye widened and having a red face. Obi-Wan didn’t need much imagination to find out what truly happened. A grin appeared on his face. “I see that Ahsoka is not picking up all your teachings.”
Anakin faced Obi-Wan with a horrified face. “Master! Ahsoka and Barriss are having SEX!! Can you belief that?!”
“Normally, I won’t. But seeing you like that, you leave me no other options than to have to.”
Anakin jumped on his feet. “Master, how can she do that?! I mean, how can they even do that?! First of all, they are both girls! I mean, c’mon! It’s GROSS!! Second, they are different species! Third, this is NOT the JEDI WAY!!”
“Barriss and I don’t care about the first two, no matter what you’re thinking.” Ahsoka’s voice made both Anakin and Obi-Wan turned their heads to the young Togruta who was standing in the doorway in her Jedi robe to cover her body from the eyes of both human males. Before Anakin could response Ahsoka went on. “But now you’re telling us about the Jedi way? You don’t have to lecture me about that Skyguy, I know where you’re going at night.”
“What?!” Anakin was taken aback as Obi-Wan turned to his old Padawan with great interest. Even Barriss appeared in the doorway, having Ahsoka’s bed sheet around her body as she was paying attention.
“Let me say that you and a certain senator had somehow earned some great interest in each other. When the both of you are together, I can easily sense that you have great feelings for each other. Besides, you are more acting like a couple than anything else,” Ahsoka said. She then turned to Ob-Wan. “It surprise me that not a single master within the Council ever noticed that, not even Master Yoda.”
Anakin shot Ahsoka a death glare while Obi-Wan’s eyes widened in disbelief. “You and a Senator? Who?”
Ahsoka rolled her eyes while Anakin turned to his old Master in surprise. “Who?! Ahsoka just say like everything and you still ask me who?!”
A grin appeared on Obi-Wan’s face. “Well, whoever that senator might be, one thing is for sure now, and that is that I’m not the only one with a girlfriend.”
Barriss was catch up by surprise. “You? Of all Jedi, you have a girlfriend?” she asked in amaze.
Ahsoka crossed her arms. “Let me guess, the Duchess of Mandalore?” Every single person’s eyes widened. Ahsoka saw their faces and start grinning. “Shouldn’t have making troubles up there, had to give up my lightsaber for a mission once.”
Anakin nodded with a grin on his face. “Yeah, and the funny part is that he still refuse to say that Duchess Satine is his girlfriend.”
Ahsoka’s grin went even wider. “Is that so, then I guess that Padmé would like to hear that.”
Anakin’s face went pale while Barriss dropped her jaw and Obi-Wan’s eyes widened. “You mean Padmé Amidala? The Senator of Naboo?” He mentally kicked himself more than once as he turned to a speechless Anakin. “You and Senator Amidala?! Why didn’t I see that before!”
“Hey! You were too busy with your own girlfriend, you know?!” Anakin countered back. “Besides, I know that you like someone else!”
“Really? Who?” Ahsoka and Barriss asked unison.
Obi-Wan rubbed his tired eyes. “Anakin…”
“What? You don’t like it when I say it? Guess what, here it comes!” Anakin turned to the girls. “Asajj Ventress! Dooku’s bald assassin!”
Both girls lost their words and thoughts. Obi-Wan saw their faces as he tried to remain calm but failed. “Anakin, all I tried to do was to give her a better future, a future without Count Dooku!”
Anakin crossed his arms. “Really? So what was that whole thing about calling each other ‘darling’, ‘dear’ and ‘sweetheart’ while crossing blades huh? I call it flirting!”
Ahsoka was the first of both girls who came back to her senses. “You what?! With Hairless Harpy?!”
Barriss turned to Ahsoka with a question mark on her face. “Hairless Harpy? That is how you call the assassin?” She then turned to Obi-Wan. “I cannot belief that you see something good in her, she would have killed my Master if it weren’t for Ahsoka.”
Anakin smiled for once. “I agree. Looks like my training really paid off.” Then his smile disappeared. “At least most of it.”
Ahsoka crossed her arms. “Well, at that point, you didn’t give me the right example, so you have no rights to talk about ‘the Jedi way’. And I think that everyone here will agree with that.”
Anakin rubbed his eyes, seeing that it had no use to arguing with his Padawan any longer. Certainly not when his old Master was standing right next to him. “Fine, have it your way.” Then a stern look crossed his face. “But anyone who dare to speak about me and Padmé, I promise you that I will talk. You got that?!”
It was more a statement than a question, but no one didn’t object. In fact, they all had a smile on their faces. “I don’t mind what you guys are going, as long Barriss and I can play our own games.” Ahsoka saw Anakin’s funny face. “Without being disturbing that is, gross or not.”
Anakin raised his arms in defense. “Alright, fine. But next time, keep your clothes in your own room. Now, grab your clothes, take a shower and get dressed, we have a new mission right now and it called ‘safe Obi-Wan’s girlfriend’.”
A sly grin crossed Ahsoka’s face. “We are not talking about Ventress, right?”
Barriss went back to Ahsoka’s room while Ahsoka started to collect her and Barriss’ clothes. After Ahsoka returned to her room Obi-Wan rolled his eyes. “Anakin, I’ll really appreciate when you didn’t say a word about Ventress.”
Anakin shrugged. “Where is the fun of that?”
Obi-Wan shook his head. “I’ve taught you better than that.”
“All I know, I learned from you,” Anakin grinned.
Obi-Wan let out a sigh. “If only that was true…”