Safe Place • Obi-Wan Kenobi
Anon asked: “Can you do one where you and Obi-Wan both are on a mission on a snowy cold planet and after a day climbing a mountain or something (exhausting), you found a hotel. You both silently know about your feelings for each other but do nothing bc of the code. But this night you’re cold and lonely and you just want to cuddle”
This was an adorable request and I just love obi and now I’m an emotional wreck oh gosh. Hope you enjoy :))
Arkania was easily your least favorite planet. You couldn’t help but think about this as you climbed farther and farther up the icy mountain. At first, landing your ship there seemed to be a good idea since you could scope the place out for the rumored Separatist base there. Now, as you struggled to continue up the large mountain, you cursed at yourself for it.
You gasped as your foot slipped, causing Obi-Wan to snap his gaze over to you. The only reason you even accepted this mission is because you didn’t want Obi to have to do this alone. You wanted to be there to make sure he didn’t get himself hurt. Though, things seemed to be backwards as he began to scold you.
“You have to be careful, (y/n)” his voice was calm, but you could feel his concern from where you were. “If you were to fall, you could easily break a few bones” he explained, but you waved him off.
“I’ve broken bones before, Obi, it’s fine. Besides, I’m being as careful as I can” you pointed out. Your breathing was coming out in short huffs and your arms and legs began to shake. Obi-Wan seemed to be growing weak also, since he kept pausing to catch his breath.
“This is terrible” you whined, keeping your grip. “How are we supposed to make it all the way up there?” you asked, more to yourself than to the man beside you.
“Do you want to stop? I don’t want you to push yourself” Obi-Wan murmured, turning his head to gaze at you.
Your (e/c) eyes met his, initiating the warm, bubbly feeling inside of you. You cared very deeply for each other, perhaps too deeply. Whenever he was in a battle, you wouldn’t leave his side. Whenever you were captured, Obi-Wan was the first to the rescue.
There was even a time where Obi was enslaved on Kadavo and you unnecessarily killed fourteen Zygerrian guards for hurting him. He was disappointed in you, of course, but you didn’t care. He was safe, and that was always something that you needed to know. Hence why you were desperately trying to climb a mountain covered in ice instead of snuggled in your warm blankets back at the Jedi Temple.
“We can’t stop” you shook your head. “There’s nowhere to go besides up or down and I am not agreeing to climb this treacherous mountain all over again tomorrow” you argued. Obi-Wan rolled his eyes at you.
“That’s not what I’m suggesting” he pointed out. “See that cliff down there? That’s a settlement. I’m sure they wouldn’t mind if we stayed for the night” Obi-Wan informed you. You had to admit, it was pretty tempting.
“I don’t know, I feel that it’s our duty to get this done tonight. We must inform the Council about our findings” you sighed. You wanted to stop, but you wanted to do your job.
“(Y/n), you’re exhausted. I’m exhausted. We’ve done enough for today” he told you in a comforting tone. “The Council will most definitely understand, I promise you” he added.
It took a little while, but you two finally made it to the settlement. Luckily, there was a hotel open there. It was quite luxurious as well. Apparently you and Obi weren’t the only ones who had the idea to settle there.
“We are quite crowded for tonight and only have one room to spare. Is that alright?” the employee asked you. The thought of sharing a room with Obi-Wan caused your cheeks to become tinged pink. “That’s not a problem” Obi-Wan smiled politely. “Thank you” he nodded as he accepted the keys to your new room.
Once out of earshot, Obi gave you a sly smirk. You rolled your eyes and shoved him playfully. “Shut up” you giggled, your cheeks heating up once more. You looked down as you continued to walk to your room, trying to hide your blush from Obi-Wan. Though, he knew you were blushing and it made his smile grow.
If only there wasn’t the code in the way. If only the Jedi Council would let you two be together. It was wishful thinking, but neither of you cared. You loved each other, and you both knew it. The only thing stopping you was that damned Code.
Upon entering the room, you flopped down onto the soft bed and let out an over exaggerated groan. “My body hurts” you whined, muffled since your face was buried in the comforter. Obi-Wan chuckled at your antics and sat on the edge of the bed next to you.
“Since there’s only one bed and you seem to be more exhausted than I, I’ll take the couch tonight” he told you. He reached forward, hesitantly resting his palm on your back. You wanted to pick you head up, but you couldn’t. So, you continued to talk with your face in the comforter.
“No, I know you’re just as exhausted as me. You can take the bed” Obi grinned at how amusing you were.
“I insist, (y/n)” he spoke softly, rubbing small circles on your back. It was a soothing gesture that you were more than grateful for. You let out a sigh and closed your eyes. His touch was so comforting. So gentle and sweet. You were in a daze when you spoke again. Had you been completely aware, you wouldn’t have said it, but you were in a trance.
“Just lay with me” you told him simply, rolling onto your back to face him. Obi raised his brow at your suggestion.
“I think we both know that’s not a good idea” he pointed out, standing abruptly. Before he could leave you, you grabbed his wrist and tugged on it sharply. He turned around to glare at you, but his face softened when he saw your expression.
You didn’t know why what he said had upset you, but it did. Now, you were on the brink of tears. You were frustrated at the Council, at the situation, at Obi-Wan.
“Stop acting like having feelings for me is wrong, Obi-Wan!” you exclaimed, sitting up from your position. “I know you love me, I can tell by the way you look at me” you told him, your voice growing quiet.
“(Y/n), the Code forbids that kind of attachment” he told you, voice wavering. You could tell even he didn’t fully believe in that part of the Code.
“I don’t care anymore!” you shouted, hands moving through your hair as you huffed loudly. “I’m tired, Obi. I’m tired of pretending that I don’t love you, I’m tired of walking on eggshells in front of the Council, I’m tired of this stupid Code keeping us apart!” you ranted, tears blurring your vision.
Obi-Wan sat down in front of you and grabbed your hands in his. “(Y/n), I am so sorry to have caused you pain. It was never my intention to hurt you. I just don’t want you to throw your life away for me. I don’t want you to regret loving me..” Obi sighed, eyes downcast. You frowned and grabbed his chin, forcing him to look up at you.
“Obi-Wan, I will never regret loving you” you breathed out, your eyes darting down to his lips. You watched as a small smile spread across his face.
“Kiss me” he told you, stroking the side of your face. Your eyes widened slightly at his words. You would have never imagined Obi-Wan saying that to you.
You weren’t going to wait for him to change his mind, though. You leaned forward and closed your eyes as your lips met his. The kiss was soft, but desperate. You both had been wanting this for years. Obi’s hands cupped your face as he pulled you closer to him. You smiled into the kiss and wrapped your arms around his neck.
Finally, you broke the kiss to rest your forehead against his. You stared at him through your dark lashes, admiring his turquoise eyes. He stared back, adoration flooding his eyes. You were everything he had ever wanted.
“Obi…” you trailed off, eyes closing for just a moment. His heart seized as his eyes widened. You were going to call it all off, tell him that what you just did was a big mistake. At least, that’s what he thought.
“Please, no” he stopped you. His breath was shaky as you opened your eyes to stare at him. “Don’t push me away. I..I love you. I want to make this work somehow” he confessed. You were shocked at his words. Obi-Wan was never one to be so vocal about his emotions. This caused tears to join in your eyes once more.
“Oh, Obi, how could you think I would push you away?” you asked, brows furrowing. Obi-Wan looked down, ashamed that he really thought you would do that to him.
You threw your arms around him, pulling him into a tight hug. “I’m never going to leave you. Ever” you assured him, head tucked into the crook of his neck. He held you close, his hands rubbing your back again.
“And I will never leave you, darling” he replied, pulling away from the hug. “Let’s get some sleep, though. I’m tired and I know for a fact that you are as well” he smiled. You giggled and pulled him down onto the bed with you.
“Only if you promise to sleep here with me tonight” you smirked. Obi shook his head at you and wrapped his arms around your waist. He pulled you close to him and peppered your face and neck with little kisses. You laughed and shoved him away once his beard started to tickle your neck.
He laughed along with you as he pulled the covers over you and him. “Sleep well, my love” he whispered against your lips as he kissed you once more. You smiled and scooted even closer to him, resting your head against his chest. “Something tells me I’ll be sleeping very well tonight” you told him. He beamed at you, kissed your forehead, and let his head fall against the pillow.
“Goodnight, I love you” you murmured, eyes closing involuntarily. Obi hummed in satisfaction. “I love you too” he whispered. That was the last thing you heard before you fell into a peaceful slumber…