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A Mile in Their Shoes(JA fanfic by Cassia)

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction Stories--Classic JC Board (Reply-Only)' started by Kim-kenobi, May 20, 2000.

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  1. Kim-kenobi

    Kim-kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

    Jul 20, 1999


    "Excuse me," Mareeja interrupted the guard's game.
    "Excuse me, I have to use the restroom."

    "Me too," Obi-Wan, by her side, chimed in.

    "Yeah, yeah," the guards groaned at the interruption.
    "One at a time. Come on your Highness, you first."

    "No, I can't wait!" Obi-Wan protested.

    "Okay then, you first," the guards were becoming
    seriously annoyed.

    "I can't wait either!" Mareeja put on her best
    complaining tone. Both of them started talking at once and
    the combined whine was truly nerve grating.

    "All right, all right!" the guards gave in. "Estrad,
    Danto, Michal, Gordo, take them both."

    Obi-Wan and Mareeja exchanged a secret smile of
    satisfaction as the guards escorted them out the door. The
    guards were a little more careless than they should have
    been, and they let the prisoners get ahead of them a little

    Obi-Wan gave Mareeja the barest of nods.

    Mareeja suddenly stumbled and fell. Clutching her
    ankle as if in great pain she started howling. Just loud
    enough to disconcert their guards, but not enough so to
    bring anyone else around to investigate the noise.

    For an instant, all their attention was on Mareeja.
    It was all Obi-Wan needed.

    A few quick moves and he had all the guards' blasters
    out of their holsters before they knew what was happening.
    Dodging a swing he quickly set them all to stun and tossed
    two to Mareeja. He hoped she could figure out how to use
    them. About a minute and a half later, all four guards lay
    senseless on the floor.

    Mareeja was breathing hard; this was quite a bit more
    adventure than she was used to. "You're good at this
    Obijeena! However did you get their blasters so fast?" she
    asked in admiration as they slid quickly and quietly down
    the hall.

    "Um, I've had some training," he answered truthfully.
    "I'll tell you about it later."

    They came to a place where the passage joined a larger

    "Which way do we go?" Mareeja asked uncertainly.

    Obi-Wan hesitated in thought.

    "Hey, you!" a voice shouted from up the hall on their
    right. Several men rounded the corner, spotting them.

    "Well, I guess that takes care of that question!" Obi-
    Wan said, grabbing Mareeja's hand and sprinting down the
    hall to the left. Fortunately for them, the building they
    were being held in was a small one and when they burst out
    through the door at the end of the hall they found
    themselves outside. An electric fence surrounded the yard.
    The men behind them had nearly caught up and now, about
    seven more men were coming at a run from far end of the
    yard. They didn't have much time.

    Dodging blaster bolts from a distance, they scrambled
    towards the fence. Obi-Wan decided he would have to
    levitate them over it. How he was going to do that while
    being shot at he did not know. As they neared the fence he
    paused for a moment to return fire. When he turned back,
    his blood ran cold. Mareeja obviously did not realize that
    the fence was an electric one. She reached up to get a
    hold, preparing to climb over it.

    "No! Mareeja, don't!" Obi-Wan screamed, but it was
    too late. With an upward jump, Mareeja caught hold of the
    metal links, pushing the pointy toes of her high-heeled
    shoes into the large mesh.

    Obi-Wan cringed in horrible anticipation, his legs
    pumping to bring him to her side and... nothing happened.
    The fence was not turned on. Obi-Wan did not stop to
    ponder the reason for this oversight, but grabbed hold and
    made his own way over it double quick.

    Once on the other side, they found that they were very
    literally in the middle of nowhere. Wherever their
    abductors had taken them, it was deep in the Radoon jungle.
    Pushing his way through the brush and vines, Obi-Wan led
    Mareeja in a direction he hoped would eventually get them
    somewhere. At least for right now, it got them away from
    their former prison.

    The pair ran through the trees for a good long time
    until they realized they were not being followed. Mareeja
    slowed to a trot, unable to run anymore.

    "Obijeena, they're not following us anymore," she
    gasped as she flopped down to sit on a rock. "Either we
    lost them, or they
  2. Kelly Kenobi

    Kelly Kenobi Jedi Padawan star 4

    Mar 23, 2000
    Another wonderful post. Obi-Wan is probably right to suspect their escape was to easy, nothing ever goes easy for the poor boy.

    Can't wait for more!!!!!!!!
  3. naw ibo

    naw ibo Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Mar 18, 1999
    I wonder if Obi-Wan ever had anything go easy for him his whole life. He does seem to be a trouble magnet, poor boy. Be sure to let Cassia know we want more .
  4. light_sabe_r

    light_sabe_r Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Feb 11, 2000
    Yeah, that did look too easy...

    Obijeena better think of something.
  5. Misty the Pokemon trainer

    Misty the Pokemon trainer Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jul 26, 1999
    Oh, that was good, REAL GOOD. So, now they're wandering around in the middle of nowhere...about to face a test of their survival skills...
  6. Celes

    Celes Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jul 8, 1999
    So is Obijeena going to let her know that he's Obi-Wan now?

    I wonder what they're going to eat. Then there is the problem of bugs and who knows what out there that has glowing eyes and teeth.

    Looking forward to your next post!!!
  7. Gaeriel

    Gaeriel Jedi Youngling star 1

    Aug 9, 1999
    No new post yet? ***Sigh*** I keep checking this story every time I get on the internet. There are so many interesting possibilities....
  8. Durga2000

    Durga2000 Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jul 5, 1999
    Has our favorite writer Cassia gone on vacation????

    We miss her!
  9. light_sabe_r

    light_sabe_r Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Feb 11, 2000
  10. Kim-kenobi

    Kim-kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

    Jul 20, 1999
    I have just received the new part! YAY!!!! I will post it here within 15 mins(from this post)

    Kim B
  11. Kim-kenobi

    Kim-kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

    Jul 20, 1999
    -A Mile in their Shoes-


    Mareeja could not go anymore. Obi-Wan was pretty
    tired too. Walking in these shoes was terrible. How he
    longed for his boots and normal Jedi robes. At least it
    gave him an appreciation for what the Princess was going
    through. He looked at her. Somewhere during the day's
    trek she had fallen and ended up in a rather icky mud hole.
    Her skin and jewel-encrusted gown were both covered in
    partially dried mud and slime. Her hair clung to her face,
    plastered down by sweat and dirt.

    Next to her, Obi-Wan looked pretty good. His hair was
    mussed, but the wig held its shape better than normal hair
    did, and his dress had made it through this adventure in a
    far better state of repair. All this however, did very
    little to brighten Obi-Wan's day. They had walked for
    hours, but come no closer to any visible end to this
    jungle. He had no idea what day this was or how much time
    had passed since they were abducted. And other than keep
    walking, he had no idea what they were going to do.

    "Just a little further?" he urged Mareeja.

    "I'll try," she offered bravely, limping on again.
    For being royalty, she really was taking this all quite

    Up ahead, they both became aware of the delicious
    sound of water. Heading for it, they were very happy to
    find a deep, wide stream cutting through the unyielding
    jungle. Kicking off their shoes they let the cool water
    sooth their aching feet and splashed it on their faces.
    After he drank his fill, Obi-Wan looked at the sky. It was
    a good hour before dusk would set in, but he knew Mareeja
    was exhausted and could not keep his pace. They could
    probably stay here for the night. "Why don't we camp
    here?" he suggested, and the Princess was hardly about to

    Obi-Wan went to gather some dry wood to make a fire
    with. They had no food, but they could at least have a
    little warmth. You would think it would be easy to find
    wood in the middle of a forest, but not so. Most of the
    wood that was not still attached to the trees were too
    decomposed and rotted to be useful, but he managed to
    gather a small pile.

    Heading back he placed the wood on the ground and got
    to work starting a fire. Then he looked around and
    wondered where Mareeja was.

    "Mareeja? Princess Mareeja?" he called, starting to
    look about.

    "I'll be up in a minute," she called from down by the

    "Okay." He got back to the fire. He was trying to
    figure out how he was going to tell Mareeja what he knew he
    must tell her. He did not want to keep his true identity
    from her anymore, but he was afraid it was going to be
    difficult to tell her the truth. He was afraid that she
    would think he had lied to her, and that everything he had
    said to her was a lie, but he knew he had to do it. He
    liked her too much to go on living a lie with her. After a
    few minutes he had a cheery little blaze going. Sitting
    back he was just beginning to wonder if he should go see if
    Mareeja was all right when he felt her coming up the hill.
    He looked up, and then wished he hadn't.

    Mareeja had obviously just taken a bath in the stream
    to wash away the mud from her body and hair. She must have
    washed her dress too, only separately...

    "Uh, Mareeja," Obi-Wan looked away, his face once more
    flushing and his ears turning read. "What did you do with
    your dress?"

    "It was a mess, I've got it hanging out to dry. I
    don't think it'll ever be the same again though, not even
    dear Mrs. Brism can fix this one I'm afraid," she laughed
    softly, totally unaware of Obi-Wan's embarrassment at her
    state of undress.

    "The water's really nice, you should take a bath.
    I'll hold your things for you. Yours aren't dirty like
    mine were," Mareeja offered kindly.

    Obi-Wan coughed violently into his hand. "Uh, no, not
    really, no. I'd rather not."

    "Whatever," Mareeja shrugged. She settled down with
    her back against a tree. "It's funny," she said wistfully.
    "For a few moments I almost wish that I could stay here,
    free like this, and never have to return to the Palace or
    any of that responsibility. Sounds horrible of me I
  12. jodiwent

    jodiwent Jedi Master star 4

    Feb 11, 2000
    "Look out Qui-Gon!"

    Oh man when she finds out she's a he. Hee, Hee, Hee.
  13. Kim-kenobi

    Kim-kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

    Jul 20, 1999
    a reply alredy
  14. light_sabe_r

    light_sabe_r Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Feb 11, 2000
    No Qui-GON!

    Ohh, Um, Obi-WAn better get back there quick because then he'll realise Qui is in trouble.

    Dammit! This story is so good!

    More soon?

  15. Kim-kenobi

    Kim-kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

    Jul 20, 1999
    Only three replies since the last post? tongue.gif Please feedback guys/girls.

    The next part is out. Here is when Marjeena discovers Obi is *NOT* a girl.

    I will post within 5 mins or less.
    Should I post the whole part or devide it up? I thin this one is little loner than the others.

    Kim B
  16. Kim-kenobi

    Kim-kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

    Jul 20, 1999
    for some reason the post was rejected I am trying again in a second.

    Kim B
  17. Kim-kenobi

    Kim-kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

    Jul 20, 1999
    Time Frame: 9 years before TPM. Obi-Wan is 16.

    Things bracketed by *'s are *italic*.

    Summary: When the young Queen-to-be of the Planet Radoon's life is
    threatened, Obi-Wan must go undercover to protect her, but just how
    far will the ruse have to go? And will it be enough?

    -A Mile in their Shoes-


    Rosy dawn spread across the leafy, green, tangle of
    the forest. Obi-Wan woke first. Rising and stretching he
    rubbed the sleep out of his eyes. He was still a little
    tired. Sleeping on the ground may not have been very
    comfortable, but it was hardly the first time that he had
    done so. However, his sleep had been necessarily light, so
    that he could keep a mental eye on things even as he slept,
    ready to be awake in an instant if anything threatening
    came near them. But the night had passed smoothly and now
    it was time to move on again.

    "Your Highness," he shook Mareeja gently by the
    shoulder. "Mareeja, wake up."

    Mareeja moaned and groggily pulled herself awake,
    sitting up and running a hand through her tousled hair.

    "Oohh," she groaned, rubbing her back as she sat up.
    "That was definitely *not* the most restful night I have
    ever spent. Well, where to from here?" She had become
    used to looking to Obi-Wan for direction.

    "Onward I guess," Obi-Wan said thoughtfully, rising to
    his feet.

    Mareeja rose and rubbed her stomach. "I'm hungry."

    Obi-Wan chewed his lower lip thoughtfully. "Nothing
    we can do about that yet I'm afraid," he shook his head.
    "Maybe we'll find something along the way," he said
    hopefully for her sake.

    Mareeja shuddered. "I wouldn't feel safe eating
    anything that just *grew* in these woods. There could be
    all sorts of poisonous things."

    "Some are, some aren't," Obi-Wan half-agreed with her.
    "The key is knowing the difference."

    "Do you know the difference?" Mareeja asked, pushing
    her way through a tangle-bush. The wide leaves smacked
    against her as she passed, dampening her dress with the
    heavy dew that coated everything, glistening fairy-like in
    the early morning light.

    Obi-Wan just nodded. "Mostly," he qualified.

    "You're awfully smart," Mareeja complemented. "How
    did you learn all these things you know?"

    "What things, particularly?" Obi-Wan asked, stalling.

    "Oh, you know, how to tell what's poisonous or not,
    how to fight and move like you did back at that - that
    place, those things," Mareeja said.

    Obi-Wan was engaged in fighting his way through a
    particularly nasty plant-snarl and took a few moments to
    consider his answer. He would not lie to her. He would
    have to tell her the...

    "Mareeja, look at this," he said, stopping suddenly
    and kneeling to investigate something on the other side of
    the tangle.

    Mareeja slid through the opening he had created and
    tried to see what Obi-Wan was talking about.

    The young Jedi held a small, cylindrical, black object
    in his hand, turning it over and examining it curiously.

    "What is it? What did you find?" the Princess asked,
    kneeling down by him for a closer look. Upon closer
    inspection, she realized what it was even before Obi-Wan
    answered her.

    "It's a communicator," Obi-Wan told her what she
    already knew.

    "Why, how do you think it got here?" she asked in

    Obi-Wan shook his head, mystified. Her guess was as
    good as his. "I don't know, maybe somebody dropped it, or
    lost it out here."

    "Do you think it still works?" Mareeja asked

    "It looks pretty new," Obi-Wan assessed. Indeed it
    could hardly have been there for very long at all. "Only
    one way to find out!" he switched the comlink on. There
    were no controls to direct to whom the signal went, so it
    must have been one of a set of comlinks that were either
    tied only to each other, or else operated in some manner
    that Obi-Wan was not familiar with.

    "Hello?" Obi-Wan spoke into the top of the comlink.
    "Hello, can anyone hear me?"

    The pair waited for several, breathless moments and
    the silence seemed deafening. Then the communicator
    crackled and the wonderfully welcome sound of a voice from
    the other end broke the silence.

    "Hello? Royal Security Officer 3
  18. JediKnight-Obi-Wan

    JediKnight-Obi-Wan Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Jan 13, 2000
    hehehe I loved it when Obi-Wan said "Is it imperative that we discuss this right now."

    LOL Okay but you must post more soon. We have to find out what happens.
  19. Kim-kenobi

    Kim-kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

    Jul 20, 1999
    no replies? please feedback PLEASE!!!!!

    Kim B
  20. naw ibo

    naw ibo Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Mar 18, 1999
    This is great. Cassia is so talented.
  21. Celes

    Celes Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jul 8, 1999
    Great new posting! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
  22. Jane Jinn

    Jane Jinn Jedi Knight star 5

    Jan 12, 2000
    All right! How are they going to get out of this one? What's with Qui-Gon? Cassia sure knows how to write cliffhangers!
  23. The Butler

    The Butler Jedi Padawan star 4

    Oct 18, 1999
    Obi-Wan falling into Yoda speech patterns every now and then? How delightful! I suppose this is why Cassia's so good: she spins a great story and spices it with all those wonderful details that make the SW universe so real! So, UP!
  24. Durga2000

    Durga2000 Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jul 5, 1999
    Goodbye Obijeena. Hello Obi-Wan!
  25. Durga2000

    Durga2000 Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jul 5, 1999
    Goodbye Obijeena. Hello Obi-Wan!
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