Another month has gone by and Ahsoka is still on Alderaan with Bane. She noticed that bane was always nice to her and never snapped at her for anything. She knew Bane well enough to know that this wasn't his normal behaviour. Something was up with him, but she didn't know what exactly. Everytime he came back from a mission, he would have something for her whether it was a new bracelet, necklace, or perfume. He was generous with her. She didn't look too much into it because she assumed it was because they were still getting used to each other and she was very much pregnant. He came back from another mission.
"Welcome back. Is it safe to assume that the mission was successful?"
"When is it not?"
"And I'm going to go out on a limb and say you bought something new for me." He took a small bag from his coat.
"You know me so well, don't you?" She smirked and took the bag. She opened it and found a ring. It was blue with floral designs. "It's a mood ring. Tells you what mood you're in."
"Is this more of a gift for me or you?"
"I don't understand."
"Is this ring for you to know what kind of mood I'm in so you can know when it is and isn't a good time to mess with me? I'm sure you've noticed my mood swings because of the pregnancy."
"I wasn't really thinking about it. I was thinking about how much fun you would have experiment with it. I know how much you like to... experiment." She rolled her eyes.
"I blow a hole in the roof one time and you just won't let it go."
"Well, if you weren't trying to use your lightsaber to light the stove, I wouldn't have to mention the outcome of that failed experiment."
"That's beside the point." He chuckled.
"Sure it is." She slipped the ring on and it changed from blue to yellow.
"It's yellow. What does that mean?"
"It means happy or amused."
"Do you know what all the colors mean?" He stood up and moved over to her.
"As a matter of fact, I do. Yellow means happy or amused, black means depressed or upset, red means angry, blue means unsure, pink means embarrassed and purple means in love." The way he explained the last color and stood over her sent chills down Ahsoka's spine. His voice was low yet meaningful. It was almost like a seductive growl. She couldn't help but blush at it. She noticed the ring turned pink.
"Well, thanks...for the ring. I guess I should..." She trailed off as she stared into his eyes. Those blood red eyes usually posed a threat to her, but now they were intense in a good kind of way. They showed a certain glint of lust and wanting. She didn't know why, but they were attracting her. She noticed that they were leaning in towards each other. Right before their lips touched, Ahsoka snapped back to reality. "No. We can't. I'm sorry."
"It's...it's okay. It was my fault. I...I wasn't thinking."
"It's not your fault. I know you're only trying to help, but I just can't..."
"I understand. It's alright."
"I think...I'm gonna go in my room...for a while." She walked away still blushing madly. She went in her room and locked her door. She almost couldn't believe what just happened, or almost happened. She took out her journal that Bane got her a week ago and started to write.
June 5, 3041
Today started off as a normal day, but what I just experienced was anything but. Bane almost kissed me. The thing is I almost let him. Why was I okay with kissing Bane? I mean, sometimes I would kiss his cheek as a way of saying thanks, but never in a romantic way. I've been feeling strange around him. Being around Bane this much was becoming my new normal, but why do I feel so different around him nowadays? Is it possible that I'm falling for him? Are these feelings real or is it just a feeling of missing Anakin and looking for companionship? Maybe that's it. Maybe my feelings aren't real. Maybe I just miss the loving feeling that Anakin gave me when we were together. Maybe I miss the way he held me at night. Maybe I miss how he would kiss me and make my heart pound out of my chest. Maybe I miss being wanted and loved by someone that returned feelings for me. If Bane tried to kiss me, he obviously feels something for me. That wouldn't be random. I should confront him about this. If it actually goes somewhere, I don't want him to feel like I'm using him.
Before she could write anymore, there was a knock on the door. Since no one else was in the house, she knew it was Bane. She questioned letting him in. If she did, things would just get more ackward. She would have to confront him sooner or later. Might as well get it out the way now. She unlocked the door with the Force and let him in. He walked in and sat at the very end of her bed.
"I wanted to talk to you about earlier. I didn't mean to put you in that situation. I got carried away with myself and..." The next thing he knew, Ahsoka's lips were attached to his in a heated kiss. He was stunned for a moment, then joined in the kiss. Ahsoka didn't know what came over her, but she knew that she didn't want to back away from the kiss. She needed it. She longed to be kissed again. She longed to be touched again. Bane was being nice and comforting towards her. She knew this was wrong, but she wanted this feeling back and now Bane was giving it to her. They broke apart and looked into each other's eyes. They were both speechless. Moments passed before Ahsoka broke the silence.
"I'm not sure what this means, but...if you want to, we can try this and see where it goes." He placed his hand on her cheek and kissed her again. He pulled away and looked at her.
"I'm not going to force you into this, but I'll try if you will." She smiled a little and they kissed again.
Anakin felt something shift in the Force. He felt an odd disturbance and a sharp pain in his heart. He didn't know what this meant or why he felt this. Was it Ahsoka? Did something happen to her? What is she doing? What's going on with her? He wished he knew the answers to those questions. He was blank on each one. He worried about Ahsoka more and more with each passing day. He could only hope that she was okay and would return unharmed and healthy.