The Right Decision?
Obi-Wan Kenobi looked motionless into the flames, which consumed the
dead body of his master. The shock over Qui-Gons death sat deeply and
still could he not seize that he should not be his mentor any longer.
With frightening he remembered, how close he had come the dark side, when
he hit full hate and rage the Sith Lord, who had killed his Jedi Master.
He was conscious to it that he had defeated this terrible opponent only
with the help of the dark side of the Force. With this thought he shivered.
He turned his face to the small boy, who stood beside him and saw in his
eyes gleaming tears. This boy, Anakin Skywalker, was Qui-Gons legacy to
him. Would he be a good master for this boy? Was it at all the right decision
to train him? Obi Wan had, exactly like the Jedi Council, violent doubts.
For Qui-Gon there was never a doubt that the boy of Tatooine was the Chosen
One promised by the old prophecy, which would bring balance to the Force.
But how he could be so safe? Kenobi felt that from the boy a threat proceeded.
On Coruscant he had spoken with his master about it, but he was not accessible
for its arguments and felt the contradiction of his Padawan as irreverence.
Nearly it would have come to discord between the two.
© Claudia Riedel 1999