Yesterday was Qui-Gon’s funeral. Today they stand on the roof of Theed’s tallest building.
“Why are we here?” Anakin asks, peering down to the ground cautiously. The drop is positively vertiginous.
“First lesson,” Obi-Wan says and kneels, his back toward Anakin. “Climb on.”
A moment’s hesitation, then Anakin obeys.
“Hold on tightly,” he says—
They fall together like they’re flying. It feels exhilarating.
Obi-Wan lands feather-light on his feet.
Afterwards, Anakin demands to know how he did it.
“I trusted in the Force,” Obi-Wan explains, smiling. “Trust in me, and you will learn to do likewise.”