Snippet I didn’t get to share yesterday slash this morning because my computer decided actually functioning was too much trouble. (Actually, I think it was just Chrome, it’s just that Chrome wouldn’t close so I just shut the whole thing down.) An actual missing scene from Wake, instead of just backstory that apparently no one — wow, okay, evidently still bitter about weird comments.
ANYWAY CUDDLING JEDI.
He was aware from the soft fabric beneath his cheek, and the hard muscle beneath that, that he must have fallen asleep with his head in Obi-Wan’s lap, which under other circumstances he probably would have been embarrassed by but right now felt like the best idea he had had in months. Obi-Wan, who like other crèche-raised Jedi didn’t have a problem with that sort of thing, had one hand in Anakin’s hair, the other resting on his shoulder, as though he couldn’t bear to let go of him.
I love you, Anakin thought dreamily, content to just lie here, wrapped up in the Force and Obi-Wan’s affection – untinged by the grief and the guilt that he had mostly gotten used to over the past two months. There was something else, something new, but it was eclipsed by all the rest and Anakin forgot about it almost as soon as he had noticed it.
He blinked as the soft conversation going on over his head finally began to penetrate. “I’m awake,” he said, off Obi-Wan’s half-voiced protest. He sat up, rubbing a hand over his bleary eyes as Obi-Wan braced him with a hand on his shoulder – stars, he doesn’t want to let go of you, does he? – and added, “What happened?”