08 Jun 2021
Other times, Obi-Wan thinks he resembles the cracked piece of branch his Master had picked up on that first mission years ago. Difficult to work with. Knotted. Inadequate.
He thanks the Force for Qui-Gon’s obstinacy. No other Master would have tried carving the cracked branch in the creche, preferring the solid blocks of smooth wood they saw in his classmates. Obi-Wan had had to convince Qui-Gon he was worth carving into, and now he tries his best to hold himself together so the crack would not split him in two and ruin his Master’s careful work.
Obi-Wan thinks his curiosity might kill him. He wants to know, needs to know the why and the how of Qui-Gon's little wood carvings, left behind unfinished on missions. And how he, an unwanted Padawan, fits into Qui-Gon's life.
Or, Qui-Gon carves wood on missions, seemingly to keep himself occupied. Obi-Wan drives himself crazy trying to figure out why he leaves his creations behind.