Title: The League Twixt Them That Loyal Love Hath Bound
Wordcount, this part: ~3,100
Pairing: Commander Cody/Obi-Wan Kenobi
Characters: Commander Cody, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Captain Rex, Yoda, Mace Windu, Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano
Summary: A mysterious accident leaves Cody with a presence in the Force which he doesn’t understand and which hardly anyone else trusts. And it’s certainly not doing any good for the feelings he’s been harboring for his commanding officer, either…
Excerpt, this part: “One more thing,” Kenobi says, as their comms unit crackles and their little Republic shuttle begins to make its final sweep into the nearest Destroyer’s hangar bay. He stands out of his chair, and briefly passes out of Cody’s sight as he continues to sit, clasping his hands tightly together to keep them still.
When Obi-Wan hauls him upright with one hand, he has a little bundle of gifts in the other. Cody’s helmet is mercifully unchanged, if also - thankfully - repaired, but the rest of it is new. His pauldrons have been repainted; overlaid on the yellow is the Jedi insignia, traced in white, visible only if you look hard but bright enough that Cody feels them like a brand. And there’s a cloak, too, which Obi-Wan himself fastens into his armor with assured hands. Its weight is as assuring as ever, and it smells familiar, too, as though it’s been slept in on campaign, as though it’s soaked up rain and sand and everything they’ve both been forced through.
He’s glad that he’s got the helmet on, when he’s finally able to speak and they’re waiting for the hatch to open - it helps mask the fact that he doesn’t know what to say. “Thank you."
"It has been my pleasure,” Obi-Wan says quietly. He doesn’t say what ‘it’ is - and he doesn’t need to.
It’s baaaack! With so much color-play. SO many colors.