–Wild Space, Karen Miller
THIS FUCKING MOMENT. Anakin speaks up that he thinks he knows better and Mace is chilly when he says, you think know better than who have been at this far longer than you and do this professionally and are good at their jobs? Anakin, who doesn’t even hesitate, nods and says, Yes, I do.
AND MACE BELIEVES HIM. AND SAYS, OKAY, THEN GO FOR IT.
Even when they know he’s prideful (and Anakin is, that’s one of the things he has such trouble with, setting aside his pride and arrogance, especially when Palpatine stirs it up constantly and Anakin often uses it as a defense mechanism), they know he’s honest. And they give him the chance, they trust him, they believe in him. They say, okay, if you can improve things, then go help improve them.
AND I HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT THAT.
Killjoy!Mace was amazing, what happens next? Do people find out? What other changes have they made? How confused is everyone?