Favorite Relationship: Anakin Skywalker & Obi-Wan Kenobi
“For all the finks and jukes you’ve taken me through, there’s no one else I’d rather fly with.”
Anakin canted his head and smiled. “It’s about time you admitted it. Can I take that to mean you’ll follow my lead without question?”
“To the best of my ability,” Obi-Wan said. “I may not always be able to remain at your wing, but I won’t be far off, and I’ll always have your back.”
“When I call for help, you’ll come speeding to the rescue.”
“The day you call for help, I’ll know we’re both in over our heads.”
Anakin adopted a serious look. “Obi-Wan, you don’t know how many times you’ve already rescued me.”
Obi-Wan swallowed the lump that formed in his throat. “Then whatever lies ahead for us shouldn’t be a problem.”
~ Labyrinth of Evil by James Luceno
Favorite Male Character (Part Three of Three): Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader
“This is Anakin Skywalker: The most powerful Jedi of his generation. Perhaps of any generation. The fastest. The strongest. An unbeatable pilot. An unstoppable warrior. On the ground, in the air or sea or space, there is no one even close. He has not just power, not just skill, but dash: that rare, invaluable combination of boldness and grace. He is the best there is at what he does. The best there has ever been. And he knows it. HoloNet features call him the Hero With No Fear. And why not? What should he be afraid of?
Except… fear lives inside him anyway, chewing away the fire-walls around his heart. […]That is the kind of fear that lives inside Anakin Skywalker: the dragon of that dead star. It is an ancient, cold dead voice within his heart that whispers ‘All things die.’ In bright day he can’t hear it; battle, a mission, even a report before the Jedi Council, can make him forget it’s even there. But at night…at night the walls he has built sometimes start to frost over. Sometimes they start to crack.
At night, the dead-star dragon sometimes sneaks through the cracks and crawls up into his brain and chews at the inside of his skull. The dragon whispers of what Anakin has lost. And what he will lose. The dragon reminds him, every night, of how he held his dying mother in his arms, of how she had spent her last strength to say ‘I knew you would come for me, Anakin…”
The dragon reminds him, every night, that someday he will lose Obi-Wan. He will lose Padmé. Or they will lose him.
‘All things die, Anakin Skywalker. Even stars burn out…’
~ Revenge of the Sith Novelization by Matthew Stover
I love stuff like this
(*Sources- Early Attack of the Clones Script Draft, Wild Space and Clone Wars Gambit: Siege by Karen Miller, Revenge of the Sith Novelization by Matthew Stover)
“Watching them smile at each other, Taria felt their kinship and the complicated love. They were such an odd pairing on the face of it: Obi-Wan so self-contained, Anakin so reckless, but they’d found their balance, and now they were two halves of a whole.”
geeking out here. Obi Wan for life