Bitter Confessions - For Obikin Week 2017!
Obi-Wan Kenobi is having a secret affair with Satine Kryze and Anakin Skywalker is trying very hard to be okay with that. Until Satine ends the relationship because she's tired of sharing Obi-Wan's attention with a mysterious third person. But who is this mysterious third person? And what do they have that Anakin doesn't?
Anakin Skywalker had a secret.
It was not a secret he particularly enjoyed keeping but it was not a secret he could share with anyone without hurting someone he deeply cared about so he soldiered on.
Pretending to not know that Obi-Wan Kenobi was carrying on a secret affair with Satine Kryze the Duchess of Mandalore.
All things considered, Anakin felt he had done a good job, quietly supporting his best friend as the Dragon gnawed at his heart and told him that he would never be good enough for Obi-Wan. He hadn’t breathed a word of Obi-Wan’s secret to anyone, not even to Ahsoka or Rex and he had even covered for Obi-Wan when he was late back to the Temple after a visit to Satine’s apartments when she was visiting Coruscant.
He had been on his best behavior, and hadn’t even complained about the affair to Padme, who knew about it from Satine during a drunken girls’ night a few weeks ago. When the hangover was gone, Padme had invited Anakin over to give him a shoulder to cry on and a sympathetic ear, given that she knew how deeply Anakin cared for Obi-Wan.
But Anakin hadn’t given into his despair or his rage. He kept his chin up and tried to be the Jedi Obi-Wan believed he was. Strong. In control and balanced.
Not the desperately weak, fearful and needy mess Anakin knew in his heart that he was.
As the affair continued on for a few months, Anakin was starting to despair that Obi-Wan would leave the Jedi Order. Not in the middle of the war, of course, but afterwards, when there would be no need for High Generals or war councils or the like.
He would resign and go to Mandalore where the Duchess would be waiting with wide open arms and all the peace and quiet and freedom from an annoying, troublesome former padawan Obi-Wan could ever want.
This was his future, his sad pathetic destiny, Anakin told himself, and he needed to accept it and move on.
Just like Obi-Wan will.
So when Obi-Wan invited Anakin to his quarters in the Temple, he was not at all prepared to hear that the romance he had spent so many nights quietly cursing was over.
Finished. No more.
Satine Kryze, the Duchess of Mandalore, had had the audacity to dump Obi-Wan Kenobi, as if there was someone better out there, which Anakin knew for a fact there was not.