The Code is the tool he reaches for, steady and heavy and secure. A Jedi shall not know love.
He realises, now, the careful crafting in the words that escaped him as a child. Shall not.
Perhaps those that made it knew they would be creating a lie in writing ‘will not.’
This is a perfect gem of angst; forbidden love unavoidable in its intensity as Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon come together in the dark of night.