Before Food for Thought -- Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan short humor

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  1. ardavenport Force Ghost

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    Title: Food for Thought
    Author: ardavenport (aka Ani-Chay Pinn, aka Anne Davenport)
    Timeframe: pre-Episode I
    Genre: adventure, humor
    Characters: Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi
    Keywords Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, JA, BfTS, humor
    Summary: Our Jedi on a mission in a wilderness
    Note: Originally posted on The Jedi Assembly fanfic forum
    Disclaimer: All characters belong to Lucasfilm; I?m just playing in their sandbox
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    There were many ways that Obi-Wan Kenobi wished to emulate his master. Many ways, save one.

    Nearby, Qui-Gon Jinn finished his bed of dried grasses and twigs. The rocks they hid in would retain the heat of day very well throughout the chilly night, and helped conceal their life signs, but they were a bit hard to sleep on. The Jedi master paused, pushing his long hair back over his shoulder, his eyes scanning the sky. Obi-Wan sensed nothing, but he closed his eyes, reaching out to the Force. Air, fragrant with the sweet flowers on the plain. Dry plants rustling in the light breeze. A few slow, hovering insects. But otherwise, nothing. It wasn?t even going to rain. The Paugit patrols obviously didn?t know they?d survived. They presumably expected that the ravenous, swarming reptiles of this world would take care of their ?Jedi interference? problem. But while they could strip a large animal to its bones or shell in minutes, they really weren?t very smart. Even as a swarm, the bosh-lizards were fairly easy to discourage with the Force.

    Obi-Wan opened his eyes. Qui-Gon brushed off his hands and a bit of reddish straw from the sleeves of his dark robe and moved away, over to behind a boulder and a tall, leafy yellow bush. Obi-Wan?s chosen spot was on the opposite side of their campsite under clumps of hanging vines and another, much smaller, yellow bush.

    They were well concealed in the shadows of the hills, especially in the increasing twilight. This planet had no moon and interstellar dust obscured the galactic sky usually visible from Core worlds. The night would be very dark, just like the last two. The yellow and blue lights of the small, haphazard Paugit outpost shone in the distance, alone in the growing dark. They couldn?t possibly sneak up on it across the grassy, but empty plain. But they?d found traces of where the Paugit transports passed. Just below where they were hiding. It was just a matter of waiting for the best prospect to go by. They would either attack and displace the crew or attach themselves to it and gain entry to the outpost that way.

    In the meantime, they had set up the most minimal camp. No light, no fire, only one place to sleep while the other kept watch. They?d had only the survival equipment from their belts, their clothes and robes when they?d escaped their crashed ship, shot down by the Paugit. Obi-Wan sat down on a smooth, raised rock. He would take the first watch. He frowned down at the opened food capsule he held. They had been sharing rations for their days of travel to reach the outpost. His master had taken one from his belt, poured half out for himself and given the rest of his padawan. And they?d both taken the thin, folded bags from their belt pouches and filled them from a cool spring that Obi-Wan had found late that afternoon. Though the overall climate was dry, it was far from desolate and springs of fresh water were easily found, especially for Jedi. A single purification pellet mixed into one bag of water made it drinkable, though metallic to the taste. The rations had only a faint, savory taste and almost no scent. They were minimal, meant to offend no one while fulfilling the Jedi?s nutritional needs. And when one was stranded on a hostile planet for days they were even a welcome repast.

    Qui-Gon emerged from his boulder and bush. Standing in the deeper shadows, Qui-Gon?s expression was thoughtful as he looked away toward the outpost lights. He took a small, flat tool fro
  2. Sinless_Shadow Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 24, 2005
    Haha, that was great.

    A short, cute, amusing story.
  3. Katieelessar Jedi Knight

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    Aug 1, 2005
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    Very good so far. Is there more? I really like it!:)
  4. TheLurker Jedi Knight

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    Aug 4, 2005
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    very random, however amusing

    ~Rhi
  5. Bastet Jedi Master

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    Dec 30, 1999
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    Looks like I didn't have to wait long at all to read another one of your stories, ardavenport! :D

    Hee hee, poor Obi got hair in his food. Now that I think about it, I bet that must happen to him alot. [face_laugh]

    Great story! :D
  6. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    That was delightful. A well done missing scene, that one can only hope is part of a larger one??? Either way, I love the relationship you show between these two.
  7. Valairy Scot Force Ghost

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    Sep 16, 2005
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    Nicely done. I, too, hope there is more.
  8. ardavenport Force Ghost

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    Weeeeeellllll, no and yes.

    No, there is no more of this story. It is just as it is, a little fragment of Jedi life. Glad you enjoyed and thanks for the replies. [face_blush]

    But, yes, I have more Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan stories to post still, so there's more of the relationship in general.

    In general, I only post complete stories. Often something I discover at the end of a story will change something at the beginning, or in the middle, and it would just be too much work to fix that online. The only exception is if I'm involved in a chain story. And anything can happen in one of those.8-}

    And just an aside....I did this one months ago and I STILL found a typo after posting it. A mising pronoun. Where do they come from? :rolleyes: If you see any, in this or any other story I post, just post a reply with the what and where and I will give them the editing axe.
  9. KELIA Manager Emeritus

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    Jul 26, 2005
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    when he attained the rank of Jedi knight, he would not let his hair grow that long.

    [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh]

    Very funny!

    Nice job

    =D= =D==D= =D=
  10. Magenta_Moonshadow Force Ghost

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    But Qui Gon WOULDN'T be Qui Gon with short hair! :D I'm sure that finding the odd 'stray hair' is a small price for Obi Wan to pay to have Qui Gon as his Master! ;)

    A great vignette!=D=
  11. princess_of_naboo Jedi Master

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    Nov 9, 2000
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    Great story! Poor Obi-Wan. No one wants to find a few feet long hair in their food.
  12. ardavenport Force Ghost

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    Yes, poor, poor Obi-Wan. But while a Qui-Gon hair isn't very appetizing, I don't think it's quite as long as a few feet. I mean, he's not Rapunzel.:)[face_mischief]
  13. -Courtney- Jedi Grand Master

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    Uh...???... I don't get it, that was not funny.
  14. Zonoma Jedi Master

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    Jun 28, 2005
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    Wonderful vig, ardavenport! I look forward to reading more of your stories.
  15. dianethx Jedi Grand Master

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    That was cute. Poor Obi-Wan, to have to endure his Master's hair in his own rations.

    Nicely done.
  16. Star_Drifter Jedi Knight

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    Jul 18, 2005
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    No, when he attained the rank of Jedi knight, he would not let his hair grow that long.

    [face_sick] One of the problems associated with long hair, I'm afraid!

    But, trust me Obi-Wan, to the one with the long hair it is worth is! ;)

    I hope that you are planning to continue this interesting fic! [face_batting]

    Star
  17. ardavenport Force Ghost

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    Well, I like long hair, too. :) And long hair on Qui-Gon is just heaven...even if it gets to where it shouldn't. [face_mischief]

    But, no, I wasn't planning on adding to this story. There's only so far that a hair joke will go. But I am working on other ones with Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan.
  18. hyperspace_police FanForce CR Arkansas US

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    Very cute story.

    Keep up the good work

    =D=
  19. nickenobi-nz Jedi Knight

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    Dec 14, 2005
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    Haha, lol, too cute!!

    But I reckon Obi-Wan shouldn't be too quick to judge, that padawan braid could be a serious fire harzard too!!
  20. ardavenport Force Ghost

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    hyperspace_police: Very cute story. Keep up the good work

    Aaaah, glad you enjoyed it.

    nickenobi-nz: But I reckon Obi-Wan shouldn't be too quick to judge, that padawan braid could be a serious fire harzard too!!

    Well, I think he's more concerned about not having hair in his dinner. But setting Obi-Wan on fire....hmmm....there's an idea. [face_thinking] Thanks for reading.

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