Seven year old Anakin Kenobi Skywalker "He says his heart lives in the temple."
Peeking at the tall beings in robes, Anakin swayed back and fort on his heels while biting his lips curiously.
Yoda, the tiny being in green but with no hair was smiling at him with gentle amusement. “Strange is it that into the temple you got little one. Live on Coruscant you do?”
Anakin nodded happily. “With ma daddy. He’s at work though. He told me to stay at school until he came to pick ma up.” He beamed, missing one of his front teeth before his smile turned thoughtful. “He’s not gonna be happy even though he likes this building.”
“Oh?” The darker, sterner looking human leaned forward, watching him. “What makes you say that little one?” He raised a brow.
“Cause I catch him smoking in the window sometimes, watching the temple.” Anakin shrugged. “He says his heart lives in the temple.” He grinned and watched the Jedi trade long looks.
If only he knew they were wondering if they had stumbled into a love affair…
Before they could question further, Mace comm chirped loudly.
Answering with half an eye on Anakin, Mace got a reply that stunned them all. “Masters, there’s a man taking the elevator up to the council chambers! He just…he batted the guards out of his way with a grouchy face and muttering to himself.”
In front of them, Anakin wrinkled his nose. “Uhu, dad’s there.” He squirmed nervously and glanced to the doors. “I’m in soooo much trouble… he’s gonna take my tv privileges away for a week for sure…” He pouted.
Calmed by the child ease, Yoda chuckled. “No threat in the Force I feel. Only a nervous parent we are to encounter so let him come we should.” He smirked a bit at Anakin. “Perhaps listen better to your father you should?”
Anakin just grinned at him, giggling a bit.
They could hear the ding of the elevator doors opening before the warmth of a Light Force presence filled their direction of sense, only soured a bit by the worry shot through it.
Yoda however recognized it, his ears shooting high in surprise before a warm smile crossed his face. “Ah…”
Mace shot him a look but couldn’t question him as the doors smacked open, a redhead in somewhat dirty brown spacer clothes standing there with his arms crossed over his chest, hair tied back in a braid though those facing his right side could see a smaller braid beneath the young mans right pierced ear and a copper colored groomed goatee framing his mouth.
“Anakin Kenobi Skywalker, you scared the Light out of me!” Obi-Wan Kenobi, not seen in the temple for the last eight years said, his lips drawn into a tight grimace.
“But dad!” Anakin scuttled to his father, grabbing onto his belt with a wide grin. “I followed a tooka! It was white!” He beamed up at him.
Obi-Wan however was not the slightest assured, his eyes growing wide. “Did you follow it through the slums?” At the blonds chagrined silence, Obi-Wan dropped his arms to settle his hands on his hips. “Anakin Kenobi Skywalker, you are in big trouble, you hear me? If you think the time I found you near the slums were bad, you are going to find this time worse. I am going to keep you in meditation fo-”
Yoda cleared his throat.
The redhead sighed, rubbing his hand over his face and gave the blond a long look. “We are talking about this later young man, you hear me? And how you even got into the temple.” With that he looked up and gave Yoda a wry smile. “Master Yoda.”
“Obi-Wan.” The goblin returned, ears twitching. “Eight years since I seen you it has been.”
Snorting, Obi-Wan reached down and picked the boy up on his hip, giving the blond a dry look before stepping further into the room.
Unafraid and unworried about being in a room of Jedi.
“Before Melida/Daan comes to mind.” Obi-Wan offered a touch dryly before sighing and smiling. “Though I will admit its good to see you master.” He chuckled.
Yoda hummed, watching him. “…Grown you have.” He noted finally.
The young man tilted his head before shrugging. “We all make our mistakes and then we live with them. We either get lost or we grow with them. I made my mistakes on Melida/Daan and now I live with them.”
The rest of the council exchanged slow looks, realizing just who they had.
The former padawan of Qui-Gon Jinn.
Well… this was quickly becoming complicated.