R2-D2 had escaped. Mara left before dawn to continue her training as a Jedi Knight. She had to keep it a secret from Luke. She parked her T-16 next to Old Ben's house and clambered out.
"Mara, your here" Ben said
"Sorry Master, Owen wouldn't let me come until I cleaned up some droids." Mara replied
"There was a droid looking for you. R2-D2. Anakin's pilot droid"
"He is no longer Anakin, Mara. You should know that by now"
"I know Master, but I still have faith that he is still Anakin Skywalker"
"Come inside Mara." Ben told her "Have you been practising with the Force"
"Yes, I have Master. If you count it as practice"
"What did you do?"
Mara looked at her feet trying to hide her face
"Mara, tell me"
Mara mumbled something under her breath
"Mara, I did not hear anything you said"
"I said I tripped Luke up and yeah" Mara reluctantly replied not telling Obi-Wan everything
"Hm, seems like you won't tell me everything. Let's just train"
"Good, go get one of your many lightsabers."
"They're not all mine, I collected them" Mara said "A lot of lightsabers, I even have Master Yoda's lightsaber."
"Quickly Mara, don't waist time. Don't get distracted "
"I wonder who I got that from. I'll get my Brother's"
"Mara, when are you going to make your own lightsaber."
"I will when I'm ready, Master. I still remember it clearly" Mara stated
"It does no good to dwell on the past Mara"
Mara walked inside and picked up Jonothan's Lightsaber, she jogged outside where Ben was waiting lightsaber ignited. Mara smirked and ignited her blade of green.
An hour later Old Ben said obviously tired, from Mara winning, like usual "Let's practice the Force, I'm getting too old for lightsaber battles" Ben sat down on one of the rocks "I wish you would use the Form I taught you, but you had to combine Form Three and Six, even some Form One "
"Your not old Master! Not as old as Master Yoda anyway." Mara complained "And sorry I was experimenting, I find those combined easy, and you taught me them. You use them"
"Mara!" Ben snapped sternly "Focus!"
"Yes Master" Mara replied sarcastically as she de-activated her brother's lightsaber and attached it to her belt "I will practice and focus."
"You've inherited your mother's genes you have she was always distracted and stubborn. Those were her fatal flaws"
"Those are also your fatal flaws. Can you tell me about her Master. I don't remember much of her. Only feelings. And death" Mara spoke quietly
"She was a wonderful women, a great person as well. She always got distracted, like you do" Ben told Mara "The day she died was the worst day of my life, I lost my best friend."
"What did she look like?" Mara asked "If you don't mind telling me"
Ben looked at Mara "She looked very like you, almost exact resemblance except for the eyes, hers were a Bright Blue."
"I never even met her, I was at the Jedi Temple with the other younglings, then you came and told me. I can sort of remember, well remember what you were feeling. You were very upset and depressed"
Mara looked at Obi-Wan, she could sense that he was getting annoyed, and she knew she had hit a sore spot.
"Mara, it's okay you were curious"
"A Jedi should not be curious, even if it is a natural emotion" Mara repeated
"I never taught you that" Obi-Wan smiled
"I was a curious child"
"Most children are"
"Let's just say I was more curious then others. I was found outside of the crèche and sometimes the temple"
Obi-Wan gave her a look, as if saying go on.
"Well, also I may of been the one for the disappearances of lightsabers" Mara smiled nervously
"Now I am wondering, how a Youngling. Managed to take the lightsabers of fully trained Jedi"
"I was taller than others, also I could walk, and could talk"
"Still you haven't said how you got the lightsabers" Obi-Wan looked at his student
"That is my secret to keep" Mara smiled slyly
"I'll find it through the bond"
"If you can break my shields, admit it. It is impossible" Mara replied
"We see about that"
Mara could sense someone trying to break through her shields. She strengthened them and smiled, she sent a defensive wave through the bond to Obi-Wan. After a while Obi-Wan finally gave up.
“Maybe it is impossible, but I know a way to weaken them. Shall I call your boyfriend over”
Mara stood up and glared at Obi-Wan "Don't you dare and he is not my boyfriend. I….." Mara drifted off from what she was saying.
"Now do you care to tell me" Obi-Wan asked arms crossed
"Don't underestimate a youngling" Mara smiled
"So they underestimated you"
"Mara, who found you after you escaped"
"Captain Rex from the 501st legion"