Valairy_Scot - Hehe, yes, Tahl most certainly has let loose the reckless monster. And believe you me when I say that Mace Windu will be none to happy about it. Yes! Obi/Qui hugs are the heart of any mush story. [Face_Tongue] thanks for reading! KELIA - Yes, there has to be a softie in the bunch. I figured he's an older man who's seen enough, and sees no point in being cruel. Yes, the padawan bead! It will come up again later. Thanks for reading! XANI - Thank you so much! I'm very, very happy that you've enjoyed it! It's always an author's goal to get her readers hooked. Thanks for reading! Next update, coming right up! Fresh off the press!