Anakin says to Obi-Wan:

Anakin: All right. But you owe me one, and not for saving your skin for the tenth time.

How does Obi-Wan owe one to Anakin if he doesn't get saved ?

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He owes him for 'taking the hit', e.g. spending a very long and boring afternoon with the politicians (as they heap praise on him and make endless dull speeches) while Obi-Wan gets to do something useful, heading off to debrief the Jedi Council and work on their next mission.

“This whole operation was your idea,” Anakin said to Obi-Wan. “You planned it. You have to be the one to take the bows this time.”

“Sorry, old friend,” Obi-Wan said. “You killed Count Dooku.” Anakin winced, but Obi-Wan didn’t notice. He went on, “You rescued the Chancellor, and you managed to land that bucket of bolts safely. You —”

“Only because of your training, Master,” Anakin said earnestly. “You deserve all those speeches.” And I certainly don’t want praise for the way I killed Dooku.

“Those endless speeches.” Obi-Wan shook his head. “Anakin, let’s face it — you are the hero this time. It’s your turn to spend a glorious day with the politicians.”

Revenge of the Sith: Junior Novelisation


Anakin in this case is saying that Obi-Wan owes him because he is spending the time with the politicians. His "saving your skin" comment is referencing his unwillingness to leave Obi-Wan behind on the Separatist cruiser, which saved Obi-Wan's life as Anakin had to crash land the ship.

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