Best Forgotten ****NEW JA story by Cassia****

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  1. Kim-kenobi Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 1999
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    Hello all! Another new story by cassia! Once again I note that I am ONLY posting for her and I am NOT the author.




    Title: Best Forgotten
    By: Cassia
    Email: cassia_a@hotmail.com
    Category: Song-fic, Drama, Adventure, H/C, Angst... but mostly song-fic
    Rating: PG
    Spoilers: Don't think so.
    Disclaimer: All recognizable Star Wars characters are the
    exclusive property of George Lucas. All others belong to me.
    I have no official permission to use these characters, and
    if you think anyone would pay me to come up with this insanity, you're worse
    off than I am.
    The song "Broadway" whose lyrics I use belongs to the Goo Goo Dolls (like
    where did they get their name anyway...? :D) and I'm not getting paid for
    using that either.
    Feedback: Yes Please!
    Time Frame: 7 years before TPM. Obi-Wan is 18.

    Things bracketed by *'s are *italic*.

    Summary: A horrible accident leaves Obi-Wan sure that he can never face his
    Master again. He runs away, but danger and adventure seem almost as intent
    upon hounding the young Jedi as Qui-Gon does...

    Please forgive what is probably a very stupid and choppy little story.
    It is the outcome of a sort of fic challenge that I gave myself. The idea
    was to take a song and see if I could write a story to match all, or nearly
    all of the lyrics. I didn't quite succeed, but I came close. Not all the
    parts match in order though...
    The ironic thing is I don't even really like "Broadway" that incredibly
    much, I just got that one line "See the young man sittin' in the old man's
    bar, waiting for his turn to die" stuck in my head and it wouldn't let me go
    until I wrote this. Don't ask me what Sith-begotten planet that deranged
    plot-bunny came from, but here is the result.
    I know it's really choppy, poorly thought out, got more holes than my dad's
    socks and probably should never have left my computer, or better yet, that
    addled space between my ears that I sometimes kindly refer to as my brain...
    but, it did, so I hope you can live through it! ;D


    -Best Forgotten-


    PART ONE:

    ----
    Broadway is dark tonightA little bit weaker than you used to be
    Broadway is dark tonight
    See the young man sittin' in the old man's bar
    Waitin' for his turn to die
    ----

    *"Master Qui-Gon,"* Obi-Wan Kenobi sighed and erased the words.

    *"Master Jinn..."* once more the apprentice stopped. Running his hand
    through his short hair in frustration, he wiped the words from the flimsy a
    second time.

    The Padawan bit his lips and tackled the flimsy once more. Dilly-dallying
    over the header wasn't going to make this any easier. Nothing in the entire
    galaxy could ever make this any easier.

    *"Master,"* he settled upon. Qui-Gon would know the letter was addressed to
    him.

    *"The five years I have spent with you have been the best of my life. You
    have meant more to me than any father could have,"* Obi-Wan hesitated, but
    there was no way he could say it better, so he plunged ahead.

    *"I know I have failed you Master. I failed the Merothian High Minister,
    failed the people of Meroth, failed code, failed the Jedi... It heaps up to
    be a larger pile than I can keep track of, but of it all, my deepest regret
    is that I failed the trust that you put in me."* The eighteen-year-old
    blinked back tears and tried to swallow around the painful lump in his
    throat.

    *"I am so sorry Master! So sorry. I know that doesn't change anything, but
    I am. Words cannot make up for what I have done... nothing can."* Obi-Wan
    almost stopped writing as the guilt he was swimming in threatened to crush
    him. Forcing himself to go ahead and get this over with, Obi-Wan hurriedly
    scribbled the rest of the letter.

    *"I realize that what I have done can never be forgiven, so I do not ask
    that you forgive me, but please, if you can... try not to hate me.

    By the time you receive this letter, you will know what has happened and
    understand, I hope, why I do what I do now. I will not be a shame to you; I
    will not let my mistakes fall upon you. I must le
  2. Anakin's Angel Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 3, 2000
    star 4

    Wow, I definitely need more! A Cassia JA story!!! Yay!

    That letter was so sad! I sense some strong angst on the way, so bring it on!

    aa :D
  3. Bastet Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 30, 1999
    star 4
    Oh man, what an awesome start!!! I didn't see anything choppy in that at all! But I do have one question: What happened?!?!?! Why does poor Obi-Wan blame himself for all the destruction? I'm sure all will be revealed in time, I just hope it doesn't take too long!
    Please post more soon! I love this story already! :)
  4. Alli-Wan Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 21, 1999
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    Wonderful! A new Cassia story. (Obi angst to help me forget my lab angst!) Please post more soon. --AWK
  5. Healer Apprentice Lina Force Ghost

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    Jun 1, 2000
    star 4
    yay! so glad to see this here!

    lab angst? What kind of lab, Alli-Wan? I've got a four hour one tomorrow. blech!
  6. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jul 7, 2000
    star 9
    Wow, that is so strange. I was just thinking of Cassia last night, wondering if she had any new stories.

    I can see why you may have thought it choppy but it was obviously Obi's highly emotional state that drove it...a wonderful plot device.

    Cassia, keep writing. Kim, keep posting.

    Post often, post soon.
  7. Kelly Kenobi Jedi Master

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    Mar 23, 2000
    star 4
    Cassia triumphs again!!!!
  8. mouse2 Jedi Master

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    Oct 29, 1999
    star 4
    Hooray!! A new wonderful story by Cassia!

    Please post more for us soon. And someone go give Obi a big hug! :D
    Nevermind! I'll do it!
  9. Tenel'Ka Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Apr 5, 2000
    star 3
    WOOHOO!!! Another story by Cassia!!!
    It's GREAT so far!!!
    Poor Obi. :(
    MORE PLEASE!!!
  10. RogueJai Jedi Master

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    Apr 14, 2000
    star 4
    UP! And more? Pleeeaaassee?
  11. I love Sci Fi Force Ghost

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  12. Kim-kenobi Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 1999
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    Here is the next part! enjoy!!!!!



    -Best Forgotten-
    By Cassia

    PART TWO:

    ----
    Broadway is dark tonight
    A little bit weaker than you used to be
    Broadway is dark tonight
    See the young man sittin' in the old man's bar
    Waitin' for his turn to die

    The cowboy kills the rock star
    And Friday night's gone too far
    The dim light hides the years
    On all the faded girls

    Forgotten but not gone
    You drink it off your mind
    You talk about the world
    Like it's someplace that you've been

    You see you'd love to run home, but you know you ain't got one
    Cause you're livin' in a world that you're best forgotten, around here

    Broadway is dark tonight
    A little bit weaker than you used to be
    Broadway is dark tonight
    See the young man sittin' in the old man's bar
    Waitin' for his turn to die
    ----

    Qui-Gon sighed. Three months he had been searching for Obi-Wan, but when a
    Jedi wanted to hide... It seemed as if the galaxy had swallowed the
    teenager. Still, Qui-Gon was relentless. Doggedly, he sleuthed and
    searched, traced and tracked the runaway apprentice.

    The Jedi stared down into the warm cup of tea that his host had graciously
    provided and sighed. Ironically enough, the holo news program that he could
    just hear running in the background from the next room mentioned the
    reconstruction program on Meroth. How complicated simple things could turn!
    Obi-Wan had gone to Meroth because the High Minister sued to the Jedi for
    protection against death threats that he claimed to be receiving. The
    Minister was convinced that there was a vast conspiracy underway and the
    purveyors of it wanted to destroy the entire planet.

    Too late, the Minister's mental condition was revealed and it was discovered
    that he himself was the mastermind that the other half of his deluded brain
    feared. Obi-Wan saw the chain of destruction swing into motion but never
    had a chance to figure out who had caused it. His quick action had defused
    half of the bombs that the High Minister's henchmen had planted in every
    state-run power-plant on the planet. If they had all blown at once, as
    planed, the planet would be nothing but dust and meteors.

    As it was, the explosions had destroyed half the population of the Meroth,
    including the High Minister, and apparently Obi-Wan could see only his
    failure to save them.

    Qui-Gon was determined to find Obi-Wan. The boy had to know the truth! If
    he had to search from now until the day he died, he *would* find him!

    Qui-Gon followed the young man to Malastare where Obi-Wan had apparently
    worked a succession of odd jobs that were nearly impossible to trace.
    Eventually, Qui-Gon followed his trail to a machine shop where the Padawan
    had worked until an Kabrian diplomat took him on as a body guard after the
    boy thwarted an attempt on the Kabrian's life.

    That was why Qui-Gon was here on Kabria, and how he ended up sitting in the
    living room of Governor Paik Var.

    "Kenobi, hm? Well, I don't know an *Obi-Wan*, but there is a *Ben* Kenobi
    who works for me that fits that description," Paik Var said thoughtfully,
    pouring his guest a drink.

    "That would be him," Qui-Gon said softly. *"Ben..."* the Jedi Master mused.
    So, Obi-Wan was using the name that a pirate captain had given him when he
    was fourteen. The pirates had kept Obi-Wan captive for over half a year
    while Qui-Gon searched for them, just as he was searching now...

    The Jedi shook himself back to the present. "Do you know where he is?"

    Var nodded slowly. "Not precisely, but he's with my son Terrik," the
    Kabrian grinned wryly. "Which means they're probably in a bar somewhere..."
    the Governor shrugged. "Terrik's a good boy, but... he can get a little
    wild and his taste in company is not always the best. Kenobi's such a
    quiet, sensible, yet good-hearted young man, I thought he might be a good
    influence, so I assigned him to Terrik full time. First body guard my son
    hasn't been able to lose in years!" Var said with another rueful grin.
    "Plus, he's ab
  13. Tenel'Ka Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Apr 5, 2000
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    WOO HOO!!! A new LONNNGGGGG post! That was so cool! Poor Ben, he feels so
    bad. :( Hurry Up Qui-Gon and SAVE HIM!!! :D

    MORE SOON? I hope!!!
  14. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Jul 7, 2000
    star 9
    Wow!!

    What great suspense and intrigue Cassia. I'm glad that 'Ben' and Terrik have become friends.
  15. RogueJai Jedi Master

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    Apr 14, 2000
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    WONDERFUL post! As always, Cassia rules!
  16. jodiwent Force Ghost

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    Feb 11, 2000
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  17. Bastet Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 30, 1999
    star 4
    Yay, a post! Woohoo!!!
    Poor Obi-Wan, I feel so bad for him. :( But at least him and Terrik are friends. And now Qui-Gon needs to get in there and kick some butt!!!
    Can't wait for more!!!! :)
  18. Tenel'Ka Jedi Knight

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    Apr 5, 2000
    star 3
    *joins in Chant* KICK BUTT, KICK BUTT!!!
  19. light_sabe_r Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 11, 2000
    star 4
    Wow! A new Cassia story.

    And what Brilliance has been displayed will be expanded upon in upcoming posts I'm sure.

    Okay, enough with the Formal Critique.

    "Plan? What Plan?"

    Classic line that!
  20. Kim-kenobi Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 1999
    star 3
    -Best Forgotten-

    PART THREE:

    ----
    Broadway is dark tonight
    A little bit weaker than you used to be
    Broadway is dark tonight
    See the young man sittin' in the old man's bar
    Waitin' for his turn to die

    You choke down all your anger Forget your only son You pray to statues when
    you sober up what fun

    You're anger don't impress me
    The world slapped in your face
    It always rains like hell on the loser's day parade
    ----

    Talon Madden refused to speak with negotiators, said he would stand for no
    stalling and the security forces had not yet come up with a way to get into
    the building without causing mass slaughter of innocent people. All in all,
    things did not look good.

    Qui-Gon and the Governor reached the place of the standoff exactly five
    minutes before the deadline and joined the Security forces pooled across the
    street from the Broad Way bar. Night had fallen completely in the past ten
    minutes and it was not easy to see. Usually brightly lit and bustling with
    nightlife, both the pub and the street were bathed in darkness per Talon's
    demands.

    Qui-Gon assessed the situation carefully. The security forces informed them
    that the Red Claw forces had night vision goggles and had threatened to
    shoot a hostage if anyone so much as set one foot on the street.

    The Jedi Master did not need to see their defenses to know that they had the
    little pub well guarded. With the strange implants they all had, he was not
    sure that even he could slip by them unnoticed.

    Var stepped forward to address the darkened bar and Qui-Gon laid a hand on
    his arm. "What are you going to do?"

    Paik Var looked incredibly sad. "I want to say goodbye to my son."

    "You mustn't give up yet!" Qui-Gon shook his head. "We'll find a way!"

    "Like what Master Jinn?" Governor Var said, choking down the anger that rose
    in his throat. He wasn't upset with Qui-Gon, it was Talon and the others
    that he wanted to throttle... "I cannot comply with their demands. Terrik
    is already lost to me, I must forget him..." Var was trying desperately to
    put into practice the ancient Kabrian discipline of separating, but it did
    not seem to do him much good. "But I must at least say goodbye."

    Qui-Gon understood the Kabrian way, but that didn't mean it was his way. He
    was not about to give up yet! Not by a long shot!

    "Madden, this is Governor Var! I want to see my son!" Var called out.
    There was silence for a moment.

    "All right, but no one moves. Your time's almost up Var, and you've got to
    choose!" Talon agreed.

    A few moments later a floodlight flicked on and revealed the shape of a
    teenager with bound hands and a bloody face. Paik Var was surprised, but
    that was nothing compared to what Qui-Gon felt.

    "Be quick Var!" Talon shouted. "The boy hasn't got much time unless you
    sign that pardon!"

    Obi-Wan blinked, momentarily blinded by the glare of the floodlight. "Don't
    give in to them!" he called out as the governor started to come into focus.
    "Everything is under... control," Obi-Wan's voice faltered as he made out
    the shape of the man beside his employer.

    *"Oh no, no, no..."*

    "Shut up!" Talon slammed Obi-Wan in the stomach with his rifle butt,
    dropping the teenager to his knees.

    Qui-Gon tensed.

    "So what'll it be Var?" Talon demanded coldly, holding Obi-Wan's head tipped
    up by his ponytail and pressing the muzzle of his blaster against the boy's
    forehead. "Think fast! You've got two more minutes!"

    "That was not my son," Var breathed softly as Talon's men dragged Obi-Wan
    back inside and the street went black again.

    "I know," Qui-Gon said softly.

    "Kenobi must have tricked them, taken his place..." Var was glad, but torn.

    Qui-Gon nodded. That sounded exactly like something Obi-Wan would do.
    "We've got to act fast," he said.


    ----
    You see you'd love to run home, but you know ain't got one
    Cause you're livin' in a world that you're best forgotten
    When you're thinkin' you're a joke and nobody's gonna listen
    To the one small p
  21. Kim-kenobi Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 1999
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    I forgor to mention PLEASE FEEDBACK.

    Kim B :)
    (not the author but a person who loves this story)

    FEEDBACK PWEASE
  22. Kim-kenobi Jedi Knight

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    Jul 20, 1999
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    No feedback? *sniff*

    Kim B :)

    Please be nice, Feedback PWEASE????
  23. mouse2 Jedi Master

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    Oct 29, 1999
    star 4
    I'll give you some feed back! This is wonderful! Poor Obi! I just want to give him a huge hug and let him know that everything is going to be okay.

    Well, I kinda want to do that anyway. :)
    This is so good. Please post more for us soon Kim-kenobi. Tell Cassia to keep up the great work!
  24. Bastet Jedi Master

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    Dec 30, 1999
    star 4
    That was great! Once again, I say Poor Obi-Wan!! He's got to talk to his Master before he gets himself killed so he can tell him everything is okay!! Aaahh!
    Please post more soooooon! I love this story!! :)
  25. Calayka_Bele Jedi Knight

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    Nov 7, 2000
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    This is so GREAT!!!
    Everyone keeps saying poor Obi and I agree, but, what about Qui-Gon?
    He must be feeling terrible too.
    Anyway good job!
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