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Title: Burning for You: A Queen Amidala/Obi-Wan Romance (Chapter 1/4)
Author: obi's girl
E-mail: aidensule17@yahoo.com
Summary: While waiting for Obi-Wan, Amidala remembers her time with Obi-Wan, what he means to her and the consequences of loving a man she can't.
Spoiler: Oh Yes. Episode 2 or 3, depending on what you think!
Rating: PG-13 Romance
Disclaimer: The characters of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Queen Amidala, Anakin Skywalker & Palpitine (the s.o.b) don't belong to me but the almighty George Lucas. This was just an idea, inspired by one of my fanfiction authors, Theed. The poem Anakin is mine. It is original. Enjoy:)

We don't mean to hurt
But we do
No one ever thinks of consequences
What happens does,
No one can stop -
Not even our hearts

Amidala stared blankly out at the city below as she waited for Obi-Wan to meet her. He was with the Jedi Council, thankfully without Anakin. She was glad because what she wanted to say to him Anakin couldn't hear. Over the past few months, Obi-Wan had been on Coruscant helping and assisting her in the Senate in Palpitine's place. Palpitine, the elected Chancellor was off on personal business and he asked her to fill in for him. Amidala didn't question what his "personal business" was but let him go. She called Obi-Wan asking him to assist her as a friend. He agreed. Now, he was talking to the Council regarding the Amidala's position in the Senate. She would be in there herself instead of having Obi-Wan speak for her but she was too preoccupied with a problem of the heart.

She was in love with Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. She didn't want to admit it to herself. After meeting for the first him, developing a crush on him and asking him to be in the Liberation Parade made matters more complicated. She had Anakin to consider another love that stole her heart. To him, she was his whole world and whole universe. Anakin was young but even then his heart burned for her as her heart burned for Obi-Wan.

Besides being a Jedi Master and older, was sensitive, caring and thoughtful. His Master sayings, as she called them, were small but with great meaning. He understood her. He understood that it wasn't easy for her sometimes to be a Senator and that all she wanted was to escape it all and be a girl. Note the reason for her alias PÓdme Naberrie. He was sensitive. When she wanted to cry, he lent her his shoulder. He'd sit with her for hours even if she didn't say anything or just cry because she needed to. Obi-Wan was different and special. She didn't love him the way Anakin loved her. Unlike Anakin and his child hood crush on her, Obi-Wan didn't treat her like a prize. He treated her like a person with her own distinct personality and feelings. She loved him for that.

Amidala gazed at the chromotor. The Council Meeting had taken over an hour, something that worried her. She knew it was probably nothing. It was probably a mission briefing but she needed to see him. Everything depended on this meeting hers' and Anakin's future. She smiled, not able to believe a single man drew her future but it was true. His feelings were what mattered. She needed to know if what she felt him, he felt for her or some clue that he had felt something for her and it wasn't just a dream.

He walked onto the balcony, smiling graciously at Amidala. He bowed before her, still smiling. She rolled her eyes, smiling back. "I'm not Royalty anymore, Obi-Wan. You don't have to bow before me,"

He stood straight, unable to surpress his grin. "I know your Highness. But even though you aren't, you're still Royalty to me."

Amidala blushed, playing with her bangs like a little girl. <Stop it, Amidala. You're not a little girl. > she scolded herself. She gazed at him. "How was the meeting? Did everything go well?"

The Jedi nodded yes. "I should hope so." But didn't elaborate something that eased her a bit. "Is something wrong?"

Amidala walked past him, brushing his shoulder slightly. "Obi-Wan, you know I am grateful to you for helping me these past few months. I know your services are probably better suited elsewhere than chauffeuring a former Queen around..."

We can't help it
It's how we are
That will never change
And what will never change
Is how I feel about you

"Stop."

She looked at him dumbfounded.

"I'm not chauffeuring you around, my Queen. You are a dear friend and I care about you. I would do anything for you,"

She looked down, continuing what she was going to say. "And during that time period, we've been working very closely with each other. I value your impute and advice on matters and....I guess what I'm trying to say is - my heart has always belonged to one man but you changed that. You've made me question whether my love for Anakin is true and I have to ask you --- where does your heart lay Obi-Wan Kenobi?"

Obi-Wan gasped. He hoped the subject would never be brought up but it was and she deserved an answer. He stared into her brown eyes, "Where has it always been, my Queen?"

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