Qui-Gon cleared his throat, before moving to kneel in front of Obi-Wan. "Master?" Obi-Wan asked, confused.

"She wanted me to tell you that I know."

Obi-Wan shook his head. "You know?"

The Jedi Master nodded. "I know how you feel."

His eyes widening, Obi-Wan tried to back up on the bed. To keep him from moving too far away, Qui-Gon moved to sit on the bed next to him. "Master . . ."

"I don't know when I knew, I just did," Qui-Gon said. He was still unsure how to tell Obi-Wan of his own feelings on the matter.

"I'm sorry," Obi-Wan said in a whisper, pulling his knees up to his chest. He wrapped his arms around his knees and rested his forehead on them. "I was supposed to forget. Master Yoda told me I had to forget. I just couldn't."

Qui-Gon could barely make out the words which were muffled by the cloth of Obi-Wan's tunics. "Obi-Wan," Qui-Gon said, resting a hand on his Padawan's back. "It's all right."

The young man shook his head. "I never meant to upset you."

"You haven't upset me," Qui-Gon said, running the length of Obi-Wan's Padawan braid between his fingers.

Startled green eyes looked up at Qui-Gon. "I haven't?"

Qui-Gon shook his head.

"But Master Yoda . . ." Obi-Wan stood hastily. "I'm sorry," he said again before leaving the room.

The door slid open to reveal Bant standing behind it. She looked shocked when Obi-Wan rushed from the chamber. "Obi?" she asked, her gaze tracing his flight through the room.

He paused, and looked at his friend. "I have to go," he said quickly before disappearing into the hallway.

Bant turned to look at Qui-Gon, who was standing in the bedroom doorway. "What did you say to him?" she asked, upset for her friend.

"Obviously not enough," he replied, his eyes not leaving the now-closed door.

Bant threw her hands into the air. "What are you waiting for? Go after him!" She paused for a moment, and took a deep breath. "Sir," she added as an afterthought.

"I'm not sure if I should. I'm liable to only upset him more."

The Padawan rolled her eyes. "And his wondering through the Temple, convinced of who knows what is any better?" She paused, waiting till Qui-Gon met her gaze. "I saw the way you looked at him. You know as well as I do what you should have said in there."

"Yes," Qui-Gon replied.

Bant smiled. "Then go make it right."

Go after Obi-Wan.

Return to quarters to wait.