Before A Clashing of Wills - Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan vignette

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  1. VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus

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    Title: A Clashing of Wills
    Author: VaderLVR64
    Characters: Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan
    Summary: You can?t make me?
    Notes: Written for the Rebellious Obi-Wan challenge a while back. This is an AU, obviously?



    A Clashing of Wills



    ?I?m not going to do it,? Obi-Wan stubbornly maintained, his bottom lip jutting out just a bit more.

    ?Yes, you will, Padawan,? Qui-Gon insisted yet again.

    Obi-Wan crossed his arms over his chest and shook his head, his lips tightening now. The Master could practically see the boy digging in his boot heels. Qui-Gon sighed with exasperation and tried again.

    ?You must, Obi-Wan,? he explained for the ninety-seventh time. ?It is the Jedi way.?

    ?Then the Jedi way is stupid,? the boy shot back with a glower.

    Qui-Gon raised his eyebrow at his apprentice. ?It?s stupid, is it? I bow to the superiority of your vast vocabulary,? he said and then gave an exaggerated bow.

    ?You know what I mean,? Obi-Wan said with a grimace. ?Now who?s being stubborn??

    ?I don?t understand it, young one. Why would you object to this of all things??

    ?I just don?t like the idea,? he asserted. ?I can?t explain it.? There was confusion on the young face, but also a grim determination.

    The Jedi Master sank down into one of the chairs and buried his face in his hands with a weary groan. ?Padawan, you must do this! If you cannot submit in something so simple, what hope do we have of building a strong Master/Padawan relationship??

    ?And if you would insist so stubbornly on having your way on such a trivial issue, then how do I know you will see me as an individual, with unique wants and needs?? Obi-Wan retorted. ?I?m about to entrust my life to you, and I want to know that you?ll not only train me, but listen to me.?

    Two sets of blue eyes narrowed and met. Qui-Gon leaned back in the chair and heaved a great sigh as he crossed his arms over his broad chest.

    ?It would seem we have a stalemate,? the Master said wearily, wondering when it had all gotten so complicated. He rubbed his eyes and realized he felt the beginnings of a wicked headache developing. Just what I need, he thought.

    ?It would seem so,? the boy agreed with an emphatic nod of his head.

    ?So, where do we go from here?? Qui-Gon asked, curious about Obi-Wan?s answer.

    ?I don?t know; I?m only a Padawan. You?re the great and wise Jedi Master,? the boy said with a smirk. There was a definite twinkle of amusement in his eyes.

    ?Suppose I insist?? Qui-Gon asked, one brow arched quizzically as he studied the youth.

    ?Then you?ll hold me down the whole time. And I guarantee that I will change things to my satisfaction at the first opportunity.? Obi-Wan gave one more nod of his head for emphasis and his nostrils flared slightly as he spoke.

    ?You would deliberately flout my wishes?? Qui-Gon asked disbelievingly. Surely, Obi-Wan did not really intend to rebel over such a minor issue.

    ?In this matter, yes I would.? Obi-Wan?s voice was quiet, somewhat embarrassed, but he showed no signs of backing down on the matter.

    ?And nothing I say will change your mind?? Qui-Gon queried thoughtfully, his hand rubbing at his beard.

    ?No.? Obi-Wan?s answer was simple and it was clear that it was final.

    ?Did anyone ever tell you that to be so stubborn you must be part bantha?? Qui-Gon snapped, finally driven beyond his patience. He felt a quick flush of shame that one young boy had caused him to lose his temper. Perhaps the Master has as much to learn as the Padawan, he mused.

    ?I recall hearing something to that effect on more than once occasion,? Obi-Wan answered smoothly, making the confession without a hint of shame.

    ?And it didn?t register that perhaps you should temper your reckless need to impose your will on others?? Qui-Gon asked.

    ?Not really, no. Besides, aren?t you doing the same thing?? There was a definite challenge in the boy?s eyes now, as if he was daring Qui-Gon to deny it.

    ?And right back to where we started!? Qui-Gon exclaimed exasperatedly, throwing his
  2. Alethia Force Ghost

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    Feb 13, 2005
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    Interesting- so Obi-Wan was making a fuss about his braid? Not something I would have suspected... And I liked that last line, about the leash. Yes, it really does seem like a leash sometimes, doesn't it?
  3. LuvEwan Jedi Master

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    Cute, VL/b]. I loved the dialogue. Great job! :)
  4. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Loved it on the challenge thread (reminds me I haven't been there in awhile) and a joy to read again. Stubborn Obi-Wan... just like his master. LOL
  5. maychorian Jedi Master

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    Aw, that was great. Loved the banter.

    "The Jedi way is stupid!"

    [face_laugh] What a typical teenage comeback. Just great!
  6. DarthIshtar Chosen One

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  7. Kylie_Jinn Jedi Knight

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    Qui-Gon raised his eyebrow at his apprentice. ?It?s stupid, is it? I bow to the superiority of your vast vocabulary,? he said and then gave an exaggerated bow.

    Great discussion here; I just love it when masters and apprentice get annoyed and witty. Poor Obi-Wan, all that over a lil braid. I really like those braids!!!
  8. bek Force Ghost

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    Jul 20, 2005
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    Poor Obi, stubbornly refusing a proper Padawan leash. [face_laugh]

    I read this back on the challenge thread and its just as good the second time around! :D
  9. Arwen-Jade_Kenobi Jedi Grand Master

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    Ah the leash...and Obi's staggaring vocabulary. Great work!!
  10. Aya-Na_Bashu Jedi Knight

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    ?Did anyone ever tell you that to be so stubborn you must be part bantha?? Qui-Gon snapped.

    ?I recall hearing something to that effect on more than once occasion,? Obi-Wan answered smoothly.


    Bantha! ROLFM*O
  11. FelsGoddess Game Host

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    ?Then the Jedi way is stupid,? the boy shot back with a glower. Sounds like my little sister. [face_laugh]

    ?It?s stupid, is it? I bow to the superiority of your vast vocabulary,? [face_laugh]

    Darn that leash!

    Very cute!
  12. sheleigh Jedi Master

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    [face_laugh]

    Brilliant as always, VaderLVR.

    No leash? :eek: Nooo! Despite the humor throughout the piece- a lovely dash of tenderness made it simply perfect.


  13. Jedi_Tigris Force Ghost

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    [face_laugh] Love the dialogue! Great job!
  14. Gkilkenny Force Ghost

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    What! he doesn't want a braid!!

    I think he looks cute with a braid.[face_laugh]
  15. Fluff-Slayer Jedi Knight

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    [face_laugh] Very nice. You've pulled off one of those Last-Line Surprises smashingly.

    [lame_review] Lately, I've decided that Last-Lines should be a genre of their own--right up there with the angst, humor, romance, and Obi-Torture. =D= Again, lovely. Couldn't pick a favorite line if I tried, and it's almost time to leave... so no time to try. ;.; [/lame_review]

    Thanks for sharing this with us!
  16. River_Stone Jedi Knight

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    May 7, 2005
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    Hee hee, pouty Obi-Wan is so cute!

    I really liked the banter between the two characters, and the end was just perfect.

    Leash [face_love]
  17. Seven Jedi Knight

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    Agrees with River_Stone. This was fantastic!

    No leash... I mean braid....

    I mean... Nothing!

    Great story! It was wonderous, and my favorite part, the Qui/Obi banter. All very well done!

    Seven
    @};-
  18. obi-isa Jedi Knight

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    OOO that was good! I like! Is that it? More? [-o|
  19. Briman Jedi Master

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    Another incredible viggie, Vader =D=
  20. VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus

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    Alethia Leash is good! o_O

    LuvEwan Thank you! I'm glad you liked it.

    Healer_Leona Get thee to the Obi-Wan thread! [face_batting]

    maychorian Witty, isn't he? :rolleyes:

    DarthIshtar Thanks.

    Kylie_Jinn Yeah, I like the braids, too!

    bek Well, I'm flattered you read it again!

    Arwen-Jade_Kenobi I guess he had to grow into that cultured voice or something. ;)

    Aya-Na_Bashu He IS stubborn, just very cute while he's doing it.

    FelsGoddess Me likes the leash! =P~

    sheleigh Thanks! It sounds a lot like some of the exchanges my kids and I have, but no leashes here! o_O

    Jedi_Tigris Thanks, it was a lot of fun to write.

    Gkilkenny He looks adorable in the braid.

    Fluff-Slayer I'm glad you liked it. I always agonize over the first and last lines...

    River_Stone He is quite fetching when he pouts, isn't he? ;)

    Seven Thanks! [face_blush]

    obi-isa Nope, this was a one-shot, but those are famous last words, aren't they? [face_whistling]

    Briman Thank you, I'm glad you liked it.
  21. JOINME Jedi Master

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    Jul 25, 2005
    star 4
    haha very funny!

    great job.
  22. Kynstar Jedi Grand Master

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    Mar 2, 2004
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    Oh that was hilarious! Totally enjoyed it! :D Thanks for the laugh Moma Vader! [:D]
  23. obi_ew Force Ghost

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    Apr 14, 2002
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    [face_laugh] Thanks! Needed a good laugh!
  24. Princess_Arulmozhi Force Ghost

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    Nov 16, 2004
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    Hee hee. I remember reading this in the Challenge thread, and laughing my head off. Rebellious Obi-Wan, and insistent Qui. Loved it. [face_laugh]

    Way to go, MamaVader!
  25. Jennifer_Lyn Force Ghost

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    Jun 8, 2005
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    Hey Master! So this is why you pointed me toward the Obi-Wan challenge thread! You've been wandering about there yourself!
    Loved it. It is a lovely conclusion to my Obi/Qui mush fest today!
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