Slowly, his dark lust dissipated, and Obi-Wan flushed with embarrassment, ducking his head. He scrabbled to pull the bedclothes up to hide his nakedness from Qui-Gon's penetrating stare; he did not know how he was ever going to live this down. Certainly any chance he had ever had to convince his master he was worthy of love had vanished. Qui-Gon would never want anyone so soiled by the Dark Side.


Qui-Gon's hoarse voice pulled Obi-Wan from his morass of self-pity, and his head jerked up sharply. His master still stared at him, but his expression was not one of disgust. Far from it. "Master?"

"How dare he touch you," Qui-Gon growled, and took a predatory step toward the bed. The covers fell from Obi-Wan's numb fingers, exposing his body again to Qui-Gon's raking eyes. "He had no right to touch you, no right to even look at you."

"Master, what--?" Obi-Wan began, but then Qui-Gon was kneeling on the bed, climbing over him, and all Obi-Wan could do was lie back down beneath his bulk.

Qui-Gon kissed him hard, hands running along Obi-Wan's arms until their bodies touched full length. Obi-Wan felt the bulge press into his thigh and pushed up against it. His skin came alive from Qui-Gon's touch, excitement sparking along every nerve ending, so different from the sickly burn of the Sith Lord's lust. Every kiss that Qui-Gon peppered across his face cleansed him from the darkness, until all he needed was to be cleansed inside his body.

Fumbling his trousers open, Qui-Gon seemed to share his need. Obi-Wan turned over, and Qui-Gon wasted no time in sliding into him. They undulated together, Qui-Gon moaning his name over and over. The short, eager thrusts did not burn as the Senator's had; instead they spread delicious pleasure throughout his body until he convulsed into blissful release. Not long after, Qui-Gon groaned his own release, bathing Obi-Wan with his fluids and washing away the last trace of the Sith Lord's touch.

They lay panting together as their bodies cooled. "I love you," Obi-Wan whispered when he could breathe again.

"I love you, too," Qui-Gon said. "Lifebond with me, my Padawan." He kissed the back of Obi-Wan's neck tenderly. "Please say yes."

Obi-Wan says yes

Obi-Wan says no