Jedi Warrior Bond - Secrets - part one - Master Jinn and his new apprentice adjust to each other.

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  1. ginam Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Aug 30, 2000
    SECRETS
    By
    ginam

    The new apprentice, thirteen year old Obi-Wan Kenobi, dreams of a mythical connection between Master and Padawan, called the Jedi Warrior Bond. Qui-Gon Jinn, impressed with his new pupil, resists becoming close to anyone, especially an apprentice. Fate, or the Force, has something surprising ahead for both Jedi.
    ****
    after
    JWB - every saga has beginning --
    and before
    JWB - THE PATH OF BONDING --
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    Rated -- PG for violence, angst, intensity
    The Canon according to Lucas -- based on the universe provided in the movie Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. All characters copyrights and legal details belong to George Lucas -- the highest Master Jedi of all. Not connected with JA series
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    thanks for the idea Pam
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    SECRETS

    PART ONE


    "I am sorry, exalted Jedi Master, but we can't possibly continue without the General of Operations. But I can not allow you to leave, either. Your sense of peace brings stability to these talks."

    Not for the first time Qui-Gon Jinn was required in more than one place at the same time. Smiling to himself, he knew that was why the Jedi made apprentices. Glancing at the youngster beside him, Obi-Wan Kenobi's raising of an eyebrow confirmed they were thinking the same thing. How did the youth manage to instill irony in an eyebrow, an expression? He didn't have to say anything. The sarcasm was in the very air around the youth.

    From the beginning of the mission on Banton, Kenobi had asserted his opinions that the aquatic planet suffered from too much protocol and not enough workers to make functioning decisions. In a territorial dispute, the regulations had been more of a hindrance than the actual squabble. More than one lecture had been delivered to the young man, reminding him the Jedi were there to help stabilize the factions, not rewrite governmental protocol.

    //"Pay attention to the Living Force," // had been the oft-repeated lesson.

    //"Yes, Master," // with a sigh, had been the ever-quick response.

    In the last year together the Jedi Master and Padawan had achieved an acceptable, even efficient and solid relationship. The youth was quick to learn, quick to obey and eager to attain excellence. His training skills were first rate and his enthusiasm unparalleled. Occasionally that zealous nature translated into stubbornness, but rarely anything more than his obsession with mythical fantasies. Jinn had very few complaints about his apprentice and trusted him completely with responsibility.

    "Easily handled, emissary. My apprentice Kenobi can fetch the general. Kenobi is an experienced pilot."
    "Thank you, Master, for your confidence."

    Obi-Wan had more than enough self-possession for both of them and Jinn refused to encourage the high level of esteem. He felt the boy was always walking the invisible, subtly-perceived dangerous line between confidence and pride. Obi-Wan never seemed to slip into the darker emotions or perceptions, perhaps because Jinn was always there with a harsh and cold dash of reality to jolt him away from the danger zone.

    Darkness.

    One of Jinn's greatest misgivings about taking on another apprentice was the ever-pressing shadow of dread that Kenobi, along with the dire second apprentice, would slip into the black void of the Dark Side. Even Master Yoda had warned Kenobi so strong in the Force that Qui-Gon should not worry about his turning to evil. But Jinn did worry. He had invested a lot in the young boy and would take any measures to insure a healthy safety margin between Light and the emotions of pride or anger that could be the first step on the path to Darkness. The Warrior Path was not an easy trail and nothing should be taken for granted.

    His voice was as cool as his expression. "Just be mindful of what you are doing. This gener
  2. Jane Jinn Jedi Grand Master

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    Jan 12, 2000
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    I like this! Post more!
  3. Obi the Kid Jedi Master

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    Apr 13, 2000
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    Fantastic as usual Gina!!!
  4. imzadi Jedi Master

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    Sep 19, 2000
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    more please! So they don't have the whole telepathic bond thing going on yet. Hmm, very interesting.

    imzadi
  5. ginam Jedi Padawan

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    Aug 30, 2000



    SECRETS
    PART TWO


    As the Banton representative droned on about the importance of the treaty, Jinn scanned the Seedeth councils for reactions. Nothing was coming clearly to him about their feelings. Both races were from the same origins -- amphibious creatures of a bipedal nature, both sharing roots in a common birthplace. This was more of a civil war than a territorial dispute, but Jinn didn't care about the politics. A pervasive feeling of ill content was smothering him and he was surprised to note his fingers were tapping a rapid tattoo on the top of the conference table. An aide entered and talked to the Prefect, who gave Jinn a glare. Straightening, Jinn could almost guess what had happened and he held his breath. Something had gone wrong with Obi-Wan's assignment.

    "General Kolosh's shuttle has disappeared." He turned an accusatory glare, with glassy eyes, on the Seedeth representative. "Have you shot it down?"

    The being came to his feet and pounded a webbed hand on the table. "We have done no such thing!"

    Jinn came to his feet to block representatives moving toward each other. Mentally he pushed away the anxiety that was quickly turning to dread. What had he sent his Padawan into? An attack or a crash? Either way his apprentice could be dead. Was the empty, hollow ache inside his chest a proof that Obi-Wan was dead? No, that sorrow hadn't appeared until he'd heard that something had happened to the shuttle. Of course he wouldn't know if anything had happened to his apprentice. How could he? Never bothering to establish a link with the boy, how could he know when the promising youth was gone?

    Feeling ill, Qui-Gon went through the motions of calming the others, establishing a chain of logical investigative steps, of starting a search for the missing craft. All the while his mind rebuked his stubborn pride, decried his foolishness, and hoped he would have a chance to make up for the stupid fear of getting too close to his student.


    ***

    The crash dazed him and he thought he blacked out, but Obi-Wan felt the Force nudge him to consciousness. Thankful he had trained well to keep the Force close to him, he was aware of the danger before he could clearly function on any level. Instinctively letting the Force guide him, he floated through neck-deep water, surfacing near the cracked front hull of the small craft. Taking a deep breath, more Jedi training, he held it as he submerged. Kicking out with his feet, he cleared a hole big enough to swim through, then escaped the wrecked hull and surfaced. Taking in air, he was prepared to go back down for the General, then noted the recalcitrant oaf already on the shore.

    "Thanks for nothing, General," he muttered and swam to the muddy edge of the swamp.

    Except for a ringing in his head and some disorienting vision and balance, he seemed uninjured. The General looked unscathed.

    "You fool! We have been attacked and I can't get to my battle fleet!"

    "We were not attacked." The certainty was strong. "It was a malfunction."

    "Your fault!" Kolosh swiped at him again, Obi-Wan too dazed and slow to entirely avoid another hit on the head by the powerful being. "Fix the ship. I must order an attack."

    "This is not my fault!" Unable to stop himself, the scorn, the acid spilled out. "I am not going back down to the ship. No thanks to you I barely made it out of there! It's at the bottom now. The communications are out. We'll have to wait to be rescued."

    The General advanced again, Obi-Wan stepped back, with a wave of his hand commanding the Force to protect him. The General slipped in the mud and fell, cursing the young Jedi. It was a feeble attempt at Force defense and Kenobi thought that was from his inability to think very clearly. Also, he felt himself holding back. To unleash unguarded power against the General could have untold consequences for a thirteen-year-old apprentice. Best to contain his temper and avoid the General.

    Looking up through the trees, he wondered how he could contact the space station and get help f
  6. Kaylla Norn Jedi Knight

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    much much more pleeeeaaaaaaasssssssse! This is fantastic! Like it alot. Thanks
  7. ginam Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Aug 30, 2000
    SECRETS
    By
    GM
    PART THREE


    Rated -- PG for violence, angst, intensity
    The Canon according to Lucas -- based on the universe provided in the movie Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. All characters copyrights and legal details belong to George Lucas -- the highest Master Jedi of all. Not connected with JA series
    -----------------------------------
    email: mfuff@crosswinds.net
    Hawaii Five-0 website -- http://www.qnet.com/~martin5/
    Man From UNCLE website -- http://www.crosswinds.net/~mfuff
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    ORDER OF STORIES IN JEDI WARRIOR BOND SERIES:
    . . . every saga has a beginning . . .
    Secrets
    The Path of Bonding
    . . . always two there are . . .
    Connecting
    Sanctuary
    The Heart of Existence
    Edges of Darkness
    The Sorcerer and the Apprentice
    Shadow on the Warrior Path
    Bridge Over Troubled Water
    Always
    The Last Hope
    The Last Warrior Path
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    thanks for the idea Pam
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    SECRETS
    PART THREE

    The image of a swamp and tall trees at the edge of an inlet snapped into Jinn's mind. With it came a sense of depression, a sense of longing, and a strong forlorn stab of regret. Secret emotions Jinn never would have guessed were harbored within his apprentice. Every particle of those emotions screamed of Obi-Wan! Racing to the control room Jinn had the Bantons go through maps until they found one that matched his impressions. Telling them that it had to be the spot, he raced to the hangar to join a rescue shuttle.

    As they approached the surface more feelings filtered through to him. Inadequacy and failing confidence. Trust and total devotion -- he thought those were directed AT him instead of about Obi-Wan. He ached at the turmoil of the young man. Automatically he sent back a message of hope and strength, encouraging his apprentice to hold on.

    ***
    The nearby rumble alerted Obi-Wan just before the General reached his position. The aquatic being slapped at him, toppling the shorter, slight boy from the perch and landing him in the swamp. The blow had glancingly connected with his head again, and Kenobi stumbled to climb out of the mud, his vision blurred.

    When the General charged at him instinctively he held onto the pommel of his sabre. Kolosh grabbed for him and he fell, the General pushing him down into the muddy water. Using all his Force energy Obi-Wan flipped back, gasping for breath, drawing his lightsabre in defense, drawing the sabre. This was very bad. A dignitary he was supposed to protect was now his enemy. The Force guided him, although second-guessing what Jinn would say almost made him drop the sabre. Even to save his own life, could he dishonor his Master by injuring this General?

    Kolosh drew a small hand blaster and fired. Kenobi leaped out of the way, bringing the blade to life. He used it to repel bolts, but would not advance, would not use the weapon to bounce the deadly bolts back to the General. The purely defensive motions were clear signs of weakness to the General, who finally came over and shot rapid fire, close range bolts at the youth. The lightsabre dropped and sputtered in the swamp. Obi-Wan quickly retrieved it and tried to ignite his blade but the power core was fizzled from the water. Then a bolt sliced through his arm. Kenobi scrambled back, trying to use the Force to throw the weapon out of the General's hand, but he was too unfocused, too consumed with pain and failure. How could he fight? He could not if he was to preseve the peace of two societies. He changed his ragged strategy and concentrated on running.

    Then the blaster was suddenly thrown into the water. A green lightsabre swung close to the General, forcing him back. Then Jinn expunged the sabre's blade and punched the General, sending the creature to the ground.

    Smiling, laughing, sensing the weariness turn into a sob, Obi-Wan grabbed onto the nearest object and fell against it. The blaster shot hurt even worse than he thought it would. His first such injury, he never wanted to feel another one. Already sick and disoriented,
  8. Kaylla Norn Jedi Knight

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    This story is so sweet! I love it. I'm enjoying this nicely wirtten story with wonderful charicterzations. Please post again soon.
  9. Kaylla Norn Jedi Knight

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    Where do I find Part 2? please tell me you are workng on it and indead posting it somewhere. I enjoyed this story a lot and would defifinitely like to see more. Thank you
  10. Jane Jinn Jedi Grand Master

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    Jan 12, 2000
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    Sweet story! I like the way they're both blaming themselves for the non-existant bond. I also liked the little touches in the story--the way Obi-Wan's skin reacts to the General's scale oil, for instance, and the way the blaster wound hurt much more than he'd expected. Good characterizations, good writing! Please post more here on TheForce.net!
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