"I?ll Put It On Your Tab." Characters: Qui-Gon, Dooku, Mynna?ari Ri?iga (OC), other Canon characters and OCs. Genre: Humor, Angst, and everything in between, including the kitchen sink. This series of snapshots is a prequel to A Cry in the Dark and covers a number of years of the friendship between Qui-Gon and Mynn. The snapshots will not be in any order except that dictated by my plot bunnies. Disclaimer: I bow to Master Lucas for allowing me to spend time with the children of his imagination. The only gain I get from this is the enjoyment of time spent playing in his universe. **************** The Gardens ?Hey Mynn, wait up,? Qui-Gon called to the figure gliding in front of him. ?I need you to do a favor for me.? ?What is it this time Qui-Gon? No, don't tell me, let me guess. You want me to hide another of those creatures you seem to be endlessly acquiring on your missions.? ?Not this time Mynn.? Qui-Gon stared at the floor, not wanting to meet Mynn?s steady gaze as he continued. ?I sort of need you to cover for me if my master comes looking for me.? With a sigh Mynn studied her companion?s face for any hint of the trouble in which he found himself. ?What have you done this time, Qui-Gon Jinn?? ?Nothing, I swear. Well, nothing yet, anyway? Qui-Gon looked like a youngling caught with his hand in the sweets jar. ?Okay, Qui-Gon, spill it! What are you planning? Why do you need me to provide an alibi? And just how am I supposed to convince Master Dooku that I?m not lying?? ?You know how I like to meditate in the gardens.? ?Go on.? ?Well, my master thinks I should be meditating in one of the rooms designed for that purpose, that I?m not properly meditating when I go to the gardens. I can?t focus in the meditation rooms. All you would have to do is tell him that you know I went to meditate, you just don?t mention where. That way you wouldn?t be lying to him.? ?It?s your braid, Qui-Gon, I really hope you know what you?re doing. I would suggest, however, that you head in the direction of the meditation rooms when you leave here before you go to the gardens.? ?Thanks Mynn, I owe you one.? ?You owe me a lot more than one, Qui-Gon Jinn." Sighing, "I?ll put it on your tab.? ************* Since this is a series of snapshots, if you want to be PMed when I update, let me know.