Before I Wish I May, I Wish I Might** COMPLETED!! 12/25/ PART 3/3**Short holiday tale!!Q/O

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  1. ewen Jedi Master

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    A little holiday tale. An understanding reached between master and apprentice. Q/O

    There are only three parts to this and the last part will be on Christmas eve or Xmas day....

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    ?Can you believe it Kenobi? It is our first winter solstice tree lighting as apprentices?.?

    ?Yeah, Obi all three of us together for the lighting and for the first time since we are apprentices? we can hang our wish box on the tree with our wish in it.?

    Tradition at the temple gave apprentice?s the right to place a wish box, made by themselves out of numerous things, could be hung for their master?s to read. If they thought their apprentices? deserved their wish for a gift, they got it..

    It only happened every five years for Jedi apprentices and this would be the three friends first wish box hanging and they were very excited. Well two of them were. Garen and Bant both noticed the ho hum attitude that their friend Obi-Wan Kenboi.

    ?What?s wrong Obi? Don?t you feel well? Oh, I hope you aren?t getting that nasty tavarion flu. It has postponed the crèche babe?s solstice party for a week. I would hate it if you can?t come.?

    Children in the crèche set their slippers outside the crèche ward on the fifteen of December and Father Solstice left a trinket or two and candy.

    Obi-Wan used to think his grand master Yoda *WAS* Father Solstice until he reached the old age of two when most realized there really wasn?t a real Father Solstice, just the goodness in Master Yoda?s heart that supplied them with their rare sweet treats and gifts.

    By the time the crèchelings were three, they all knew Yoda acted as the kind giver, but continued the tradition for he pleased them just as much as it pleased Master Yoda.

    ?Oh I can come alright Bant. But as you know, it is up to our master whether to participate in it.?

    "Don?t tell me ?Leather Skin Jinn? isn?t going to get you your gift, even if you put a wish in your box? Is he even going to allow you to go??

    Obi got up, threw his used containers in the trash, and started to leave the commissary.

    ?Oh Bant, I?m allowed to go, but you don?t know the half of it. Master Jinn is not only going to honor my request for a gift, he is not going to participate in the celebration at all, even to not going to it tonight. He said I could go watch you guys hang your wish boxes and the lighting of the wish tree. He himself has refused to have anything to do with the Solstice celebration and what else did he say? Oh Yeah, I am not to bring it up again. He said if I want to go then go, but not to mention it to him for he had plans to work tonight,*ALL NIGHT*.?

    Bant hurriedly got up to dispose of her food tray as well.

    ?Oh Obi-Wan I am so sorry. It is just like quirky old Qui-Gon to ruin everything for you.?

    ?Please Bant, Garen don?t belittle my master. He has a right to refuse this. I should just be glad he took me as his apprentice.?

    ? Obi-Wan don?t degrade yourself like that. Master Jinn is the lucky one to have chosen you not the other way around. As for the party tonight, he has a right to refuse the gift. Especially if he feels you have been less than dutiful and disciplined while being apprenticed to him this first year. However, no master and I mean it Obi-Wan, no master has ever outright refused to participate. He must be in some book of records as being the first.?

    Garen added his opinion as he too pitched his discarded food in the trash, but staved his milk carton to throw in; like making a basketball shot. [He missed. ]

    ?Master said he would never participate. I know it has something to do with Xani. I spoke to Master Yoda about it and he said my master always got Xanatos everything and anything he wanted listed on his wish list. . Master Yoda thinks in some way my master thinks by doing so, as with too many privileges he gave Xanatos, while he was a under him, he was responsible for his former apprentice?s turn to the dark side. If my master chooses to forego the celebrations tonight, the
  2. Xeana Jedi Knight

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    Qui-Gon! You had better get Obi-Wan a present or else I'm coming after you! :mad:

    Once again, a very nice begining to another Ewen story!
  3. Jenny_The_Jedi_Girl Jedi Master

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    Hehehehe here we go again...........
  4. PadawanKitara Force Ghost

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  5. Altaira Jedi Master

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    A llittle Obi Christmas gift for us... :)

    I hope Qui-Gon see the error of his ways.
  6. CrystalKenobi Jedi Master

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    ?Well if it was overindulgence of love that caused Xani to turn, I will see to it Obi-Wan that so-called-love is withheld from him. You see Mace, I do care and love Obi very much. I have more than enough *LOVE* for him to see him successfully reach Jedi knighthood.????..

    I don't know if I should feel sorry for QG or not.

    I do feel sorry for Obi though.
  7. ewen Jedi Master

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    Obi-Wan had intended to go the activities of the winter solstice wish celebration; to at least witness them, be with his friends, and watch their enjoyment of them. . He really had, until thoughts of the odd looks, whispered jokes, and possible derogatory remarks about his master came to mind.

    No, I can?t go there. I would be the only one without a wish box hung on the tree and the only apprentice not accompanied my their master to participate in the celebrations and festive activities.

    He was just about to pass the garden of the fountains until he begrudgingly decided that the gardens would be just as good a place as any to hang out for a couple of hours; kill some time so he wouldn?t have to see his master?s hauntingly eerie eyes watch him all evening. Watch to see if I show any disappointment or anger for not being allowed to go with him to the party. He hadn?t wanted to stay in with his master and he couldn?t face those at the party. Yes, the fountain gardens would be alright to hide out in for awhile.

    Maybe I can meditate and that would help bring the emotional peace I need right now.

    Tahl heard someone enter the gardens just as she picked her knitting needles back up.

    Good therapy, bull. This ?dag blasted? thread keeps hanging up. I will never finish these treat holders in time and I even have an extra week before the crècheling party.

    ?Master Tahl, I am sorry I didn?t know anyone was in here.? Obi bowed before he remembered Tahl sightless eyes couldn?t see his respective genuflect to her.

    ?Oh come on in Obi. I could use the company. However, I am not sure you why you are out wondering the halls. Shouldn?t you be at the apprentice solstice party? Big deal for you beginner padawans, I always thought. Even back in my day it was.?

    Obi-Wan tried to hide his surprise on his face over the comment that Winter Solstice celebrations existed way back in *her* day. He stopped when he remembered Tahl couldn?t see. Her Jedi abilities and everyday tasks were so finely honed that though she was blind, few around her ever really thought about it.

    Tahl could feel the embarrassment from Obi or at least suspected it with the time he waited before anything else was said.

    Obi toed the grass under his feet with his boot.

    ?I am sorry Master Tahl. I mean you know. I sometimes forget you are blind. Oh you know you are so normal?well anyway? I am sorry about the comment... I mean about your age and all.?

    Obi was even more embarrassed because he couldn?t get a proper sentence to form.

    ?No matter Obi. I think I thought everyone over the age of thirty should be sent to an old folks home when I was your age. If you aren?t going to watch the activities in the temple hall, care to visit with me awhile??

    She patted a place by her side. ?Here sit with me. Has that stubborn master of yours decided to forego the solstice wish tree party? I know he swore he would never attend another. He said something about not spoiling another apprentice.?

    ?I know all that. But I am not Xanatos and I thought he knew that, but when he told me we would NOT be celebrating the Winter solstice, I was? well?you know. I suppose he doesn?t trust me fully yet. If he did this party would be nothing but a pleasant master and apprentice outing.?

    Tahl reached out toward where she knew Obi sat right bedside her, found his ginger-gold hair and ruffled it.

    ?Oh I see and Qui-Gon, Master Jinn, has made what should be a pleasant master/ apprentice outing into giant test of ?????..?

    Obi had his own thoughts about what Master had turned the joyous celebration into. He burst forth with his opinion. He rudely interrupted Tahl to tell his opinion and didn?t wait for what she had to say.

    An anger filled Obi-Wan spoke with the same venom Tahl could feel radiate from him.

    ?My Master has made the wish tree party something sinister, almost evil where only light should be. It is the beginning of Winter Solstice. I am not making a choice between him and the dark side
  8. Jenny_The_Jedi_Girl Jedi Master

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  9. PadawanKitara Force Ghost

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  10. Altaira Jedi Master

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    I?m glad Obi-Wan has a caring friend in Tahl. She was able to pick his sad mood up a little. His honesty to her has given her plenty ammunition to apply to her stubborn friend. Hope Qui-Gon doesn?t have a mishap with a knitting needle. [face_devil] It is Winter Solstice Celebration afterall... :)
  11. CrystalKenobi Jedi Master

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    ? Is there a hello Tahl, how are you, for me? I suppose not. Well hello Qui, and yes had you asked, I am fine. Now to your apprentice. I will tell you where he is, only after I have said my *few* words to you Qui. I think you are in just as much trouble as he, but for a very different reason. Oh and you are in trouble with me, not Obi-Wan.??? ?

    I like Tahl very much.

    I like the interaction between Obi and Tahl also.


    He loves me so much he makes me miserable most of the time.

    I used to think this sometimes with my parents, but I can tell you now that I'm glad now for those times of misery, because I see some kids who don't have parents to love them and it makes me appreciate mine so much more.
  12. Xeana Jedi Knight

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    GO TAHL!
    [face_laugh]
    I liked how she greeted him. That was funny.
  13. Seraphena Jedi Knight

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    If I was Qui-Gon I would be running away very fast

    Oh and you are in trouble with me, not Obi-Wan

  14. Jenny_The_Jedi_Girl Jedi Master

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA STUPID STUPID QUIGON!!!
  15. Padawan_Jess_Kenobi Jedi Master

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    ? Is there a hello Tahl, how are you, for me? I suppose not. Well hello Qui, and yes had you asked, I am fine. Now to your apprentice. I will tell you where he is, only after I have said my *few* words to you Qui. I think you are in just as much trouble as he, but for a very different reason. Oh and you are in trouble with me, not Obi-Wan.??? ?

    Yeah! Go Tahl! :cool: You gotta love Tahl, she's awesome! I love Qui too, but I'm afraid that he is quite the buckethead in this ficcy. Good job with this, ewen! Oh man, poor Obi. I feel so bad for him... :( Keep up the magnificant work! I look forward to the next part.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! :)
  16. ewen Jedi Master

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    "Master Tahl, I have just gone through a very similar conversation with Master Windu. I don?t care to discuss my apprentice?s well being with you as well. Now could you tell me where Obi-Wan went? He is late.?

    ? ?Master Tahl and Master Windu?? Pulling out the big guns aren?t you Qui? Since when have you ever bothered to put master in front of either of our names unless in front of dignitaries or? or you are in someway displeased with us.. Well, let me tell you *MASTER* Jinn, I am just as displeased with you and you seem to be with me.. If you don?t quit judging Obi-Wan by Xanatos? failures you are going to end up with a lot more trouble than an unruly apprentice. You might just find yourself in the same situation as with Xanatos. Only this time I don?t think Master Windu , Master Yoda, or I will agree with you. We honestly told you that Xani?s failings were not yours. But with Obi-Wan.. If he should turn, it will be *all* on your head.?

    ? Disobedience from him won?t be tolerated. Xanatos taught me a lesson learned well as to how to handle an unruly padawan .?

    The cold stern look on Jinn?s face softened as he thought of his present apprentice. He did not feel like arguing with Master Tahl and he really wanted her to understand his position. A softer toned master spoke to Tahl this time.

    ? Tahl, I am trying to correct the mistakes I made with Xanatos. I want only for Obi-Wan to succeed to knighthood. What I do, I do explicitly for him.?


    ?Humph? Did he now? Did Xanatos Crion know he taught the great Master Jinn something? Learned your lesson have you? Just what lesson did Xanatos teach you? Did he possibly instill distrust where unwavering faith in Obi should be? Or maybe he taught you to treat the only person who cares about you like some low-life being that crawls on its belly instead of walks on its feet. NO?? Just maybe Xanatos taught you how to betray the one person who should be steadfastly in your confidence. Just because those three transgressions I just mentioned, were executed by Xanatos is no reason for you to mimic his mistakes. Give Obi-Wan half as much love and faith as you gave Xan and he it return it by double. He already has, if you think about it.?

    Tahl waited. She hoped that the sentiment of the holiday and Jinn?s own thoughts stirred by facts about his former apprentice and his present one would make him finally realize a few of the mistakes he was making with Obi-Wan. She should have known, just as with Xanatos Crion, lessons learned by Qui-Gon were difficult to teach.

    Qui put a hand on each hip and stared in astonishment at his friend. Part of him knew her words spoke the truth but the stubbornness in him wouldn?t allow him to admit it.

    ?Are you finished? Now will you tell me where Obi-Wan has gone? Can I at least leave or should I call the temple guards and tell them a gone-mad master is holding me captive until I agree with her fully, down to every detail??

    Tahl clicked her mouth with a sound of disgust and waved her hand.

    ?Go, I am not holding you captive, you stubborn old fool. Never let it be said I didn?t try to tell you and if that obstinate streak in you wasn?t so dominant you would admit I speak the truth. Tell you what. You used your astute force ability to home in on where obi was earlier, use it now.?

    ?Come on, Tahl don?t be this way. I hate to make you angry or upset with me. I just want to finds my apprentice. And yes, I could use my force abilities and bond with Obi to find him. I have tried while speaking with you. However, he seems to have closed down his side of the bond. I suppose he is doing something he shouldn?t be.?

    ?Oh yeah, right Qui and he does that so often doesn?t he ? He is what, the worst apprentice here? NO, I?ll tell you what Obi-Wan is. He is one of the best studied and disciplined apprentice in the apprentice program today. I dare you to deny my words.?

    ?No, I can?t in honestly say Obi-Wan isn?t *good*, but so was Xani.?

    ?Yes, and we all saw through his façade of goodness, but you. You ca
  17. Jenny_The_Jedi_Girl Jedi Master

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  18. Altaira Jedi Master

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    HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!

    Nothing like a little pre- :_| :) on Christmas morning.

    ...have to hit the snow covered roads soon.
  19. Xeana Jedi Knight

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    :_|

    That was soo good!!! This is great for Christmas morning! Way to go.

    Qui-Gon finally starts to get it. :D
  20. ewen Jedi Master

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    All the way back to the apartment he shared with Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon went over and over the wish note which was evidently meant for the force itself.

    He slowly reread it to himself right before he entered their quarters.

    ?It is me force, *again*. If you fail to listen to my wish, it will fall on deaf ears. My master has temporarily refused to participate in the wish tree celebrations. I know I have called on you so much lately, but I hope that will change soon. You see Master Qui-Gon is real hesitant to participate in the wish box tradition since his last apprentice?. Well?.. you know Force Padawan Crion betrayed my master and left him with a wounded heart. However, Master Tahl thinks Master Jinn might start to see me for my worth. She also said that he really does deep down care for me. Oh I hope it is so Force. In fact, Master Tahl is the one who suggested is the one who suggested I wtire a wish for the wish box celebrations even though my master, well err.. You must remember her. I have called up on you several times on her behalf as she struggled with her blindness. Oh I am sorry I am rambling. Of course you know her. She is blessed with great force abilities herself. ANYWAY?..
    I want to break tradition a little this year and since I already have by calling on you instead of Master Jinn for my wish, I figure it would be aright to make my wish, not entirely for me.. It is truly not for me at all, but for Qui-Gon.. I know I can?t kid you, if my wish could benefit me as well it would be nice. But you know what is in my heart and I certainly can?t lie. If in granting my wish you could only make Master Jinn truly happy; and his mind and heart at peace once more, then I wish it. Make my master see that things will be alright, that he didn?t do anything wrong in the training Xani, and maybe, just maybe you could slip in there that I want to be the best Jedi apprentice a master could ever have. Not just because I want to become a knight. I want more than life itself to please Qui-Gon .You know my heart Force. Make him see I will never betray him as Xani did. I care, respect, and most of all *LOVE* him too much to do that??.???????.??


    ##### Inside their quarters.#####


    Master Jinn didn?t fail to notice that the apprentice that could stand side by side with him in battle against a hoard of Hutts, was the same apprentice before him now that shook in fear just because he had to face his master over his tardiness.

    The one person that should be his confidant, best friend, and all around father figure could evoke such terror in a padawan, his padawan, made him realize how impossibly difficult he had made things between Obi-Wan and himself.

    Jinn sauntered over to his favorite easy chair, slouched in it as if worn out, and called to Obi-Wan.

    He gave no clue to Obi if he was angry or not. The apprentice just assumed he was.

    ?Padawan, attend me please.?

    Obi rushed to his master?s side. He knelt before Qui-Gon, hung his head, and waited for what surely be a severe reprimand, followed by a list of penances in the form of extra chores for him.

    ?I have a few things to discuss with you, *YOUNG MAN*.?

    Obi was so nervous, he didn?t notice the paper, the *big* piece of paper, once it was rolled out.

    ?Yes Master.?

    ?Look at me Padawan, when I speak to you.?

    Still the voice of his master carried neither anger nor resolve.

    ?Sorry master.?

    Obi?s voice was nothing more than a timid whisper, barely audible to Master Jinn?s ears. However, he did raise his head and let his sea blue eyes meet the emerald orbs of Master Jinn?s.

    ?First thing I want to ask you is??...?

    Obi held is breath.

    ??.....Is how in the name of the force did you manage to fold this big piece of paper up and get into this tiny little box?

    Qui-Gon held up the knitted wish box given to his apprnetice by Master Tahl.

    ?Good thing the knitting thread stretches a little.?

    Qui-Gon could not hide his mirth any longer. Right after he said what he di
  21. Xeana Jedi Knight

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    Oh Master Qui-Gon, [sniff] you are not old and certainly not stupid.


    I could argue with that. ;)

    Oh, this was...there isn't really a word to discribe it. It's amazing! I could really feel the emotions that they were feeling.

    Wow.
  22. Altaira Jedi Master

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    ...what a wonderful end to my day.

    Qui-Gon?s acceptance and love for Obi-Wan. Thank the Force!!!

    I?m sniffly too. :_| The young ones need assurances now and then, and Qui-Gon wised up and gave that. :D Obi-Wan?s letter was honest and from the heart.

    thank you
  23. PadawanKitara Force Ghost

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    This was such a sweet story.
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