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"Lost Light" - A New FanFic by Cassia

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction Stories--Classic JC Board (Reply-Only)' started by Trika_Kenobi, Feb 25, 2000.

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  1. HealerLeona Jedi Master

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    How about more. Great cliffhanger.
  2. Misty the Pokemon trainer Jedi Knight

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    What a cliff hanger! Please, hurry with the next post!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Lilith Demodae Force Ghost

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    Oh No!!!! Don't leave him there!! Obi has to get out of this!!
  4. The Butler Jedi Master

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    Obi-Wan HAS to survive. Uppers!

    (I just finished LW Kenobi's newest post, in which she killed Kenobi off.)
  5. Gaeriel Jedi Knight

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    Aug 9, 1999
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    A nice long post would make for a great weekend. How about it????????? Please????????
  6. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Obi-Wan could feel, as well as hear the rapid approach of the soldiers. They proceeded swiftly, but warily, not wanting to walk into any traps. It had not taken them long to realize that they must not underestimate their quarry.

    Obi-Wan edged along the wall, feeling it with his left hand while still clutching his saber, un-ignited but ready, in his right. He only wished he could come up with something as devious as they expected him to.

    The young Jedi set his jaw grimly. The only thing he could do was try to hold his ground. He assessed the situation calmly, but in his heart, he knew it would be a suicide stand. Perhaps he could hide himself in the shadows and surprise them. Perhaps. The snipers on the catwalks had fallen silent, maybe he could... his hand caught on something. The something turned out to be a ladder, running up the wall as far as he could reach, and farther. What...? Then it dawned on him. This was one of the accesses to the catwalks, that?s why the snipers couldn?t reach him, he must be standing directly under the beginning platform, blocking their aim.

    Unable to go either right or left, forward or backward, Obi-Wan opted to go the only way he could. Up. Grabbing the rungs of the ladder, he climbed quickly. He had to make it up before the ground soldiers saw him or he was a sitting duck. His burned side and arm protested loudly, but he forced them to move even faster. He reached the top just as the soldiers reached the bottom.

    "Don?t see me, don?t see me," Obi-Wan more hoped than directed, swinging silently up onto the catwalk. His body was requiring too much of his strength for him to expend any trying to influence his attackers.

    The soldiers seemed puzzled, momentarily unsure of where their quarry had gone. Using the moment of peace, Obi-Wan centered himself and reached out to see how close he was to the other soldiers on the catwalks. He thought there must be about four or five of them, but none in his immediate vicinity, they were all moving away from him, trying to circle around to a point where they could get a clear shot at the ground below. Obi-Wan wiped the perspiration out of his useless eyes and grinned grimly. "Only I?m not down there anymore."

    Stretching his senses further, he found Verjl?s ship. Good, the engines were almost ready, but where was Qui-Gon? He was just beginning to search for his Master, when something else grabbed his attention. The soldiers that were not pursuing him had concentrated their attention of Verjl?s ship. Once they found that their hand weapons were not enough to make a dent in the ship?s shielding they had set about finding more drastic measures. Now they had erected a small proton cannon on a swivel base and were firing it up to blast the Administrator?s ship.

    Crouching down low in an attempt to avoid detection, Obi-Wan made his way towards the front of the hangar once more. He had to stop that cannon.

    The ship shuddered violently, throwing Verjl sideways in his seat. He channeled more power into the ship?s shields, but he knew there was no way the little craft could take a sustained pounding like this for very long.

    Obi-Wan crouched on the catwalk above the ship, assessing the situation. Six men were manning the cannon; the rest were setting up a second one. He would have to-

    Obi-Wan threw himself out of the way just in time as a shot zinged by his head. His coordination was a trifle off and his quick dodge turned into a sprawl on the catwalk floor. The sniper stood over Obi-Wan and took aim to fire again, but Obi-Wan knocked the blaster out of his hands with a wave of the Force, sending it skittering to the floor far below them. In the same, quick move, Obi-Wan kicked the soldier?s feet out from under him and sprang up. The soldier recovered himself quicker than one would have thought and attempted to tackle the teenager. Obi-Wan dodged, but as he backed away his foot caught on one of the loose planks that made up the catwalk floor. He stumbled and the soldier was on him. The force of the man?s rush bore them both down to the gently swaying p
  7. The Butler Jedi Master

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    (Heart pounding wildly)
    Run, Qui-Gon, run!
    More, more, more...
  8. Bastet Jedi Master

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    Dec 30, 1999
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    What's gonna happen to Obi-Wan?!
    I need more right now! Please!
  9. Darth Mulacki Force Ghost

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  10. LadyHawke Jedi Knight

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    I see this at the top of the page, and yet again, I get sucked in hoping there's a new post... ARG!

    POST
    POST
    POST

    Hmmm... now I'll post and someone else will come in begging you to post more as well...
  11. HealerLeona Jedi Master

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    Amazing! Gotta have more, please!
  12. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    The control panel flashed, telling Verjl that the engines were ready for lift-off. The Driosnian hesitated. It was not supposed to be this way. It was vital that someone survive this encounter and report to the Republic, but could he live with himself if he escaped, knowing he had left Kenobi and Jinn to die on a foreign world for a cause that was not their own? He didn?t know where Jinn was so there was nothing he could do for him, but the boy had willingly chosen to risk his life by acting as a diversion to cover Verjl, could he really bring himself to leave the young Jedi behind? To face either certain death here, or worse, capture and slow death at the hands of Drojan torturers?

    Obi-Wan heard the hum of the engines directly behind him and felt a rush of air against his back. He knew the ship was ready, why didn?t Verjl take off? He couldn?t hold the soldiers back forever. They were already setting up another cannon.

    Suddenly the hatch on the side popped open. "Kenobi, run for it!" Verjl shouted urgently above the whine of the engines and the racket of the warfare.

    If the hatch was open, that meant the shields were down. They had only moments before the Drojans that encircled the little craft tried to rush Verjl. The soldiers had Obi-Wan completely boxed in against the engine casing on the back of the ship, there was no easy way around them. He could do it, but it would take time. More time than they had. Obi-Wan knew he couldn?t make it to the hatch before the Drojans that had the rest of the ship surrounded did.

    "I can?t! Take off!" Obi-Wan shouted back. He too realized that someone must escape this place, must tell the rest of the galaxy the truth about what was going on here.

    Verjl saw the soldiers rush towards him as soon as the hatch was open, spitting fire. He blasted back at them, bringing the leaders of the charge down, but the second wave kept coming. He heard Obi-Wan yelling for him to take off and knew the boy was right. Just then someone whizzed over the Drojan?s heads in a long, powerful leap. Qui-Gon landed in front of the hatch, saber up.

    "Padawan!" he called out, parrying the surprised and momentarily disorganized soldiers? wild blasts.

    Obi-Wan twisted to the right, searching for a gap in the living wall that fenced him in. He found none. He didn?t have enough room to jump and the dizzy way his head was spinning made him unsure of the results if he tried. "There?s no time Master, go!"

    Qui-Gon would not accept that, but his entire attention had to be focused on defending the hatch, he could not reach Obi-Wan?s position.

    Sheena arrived at the hanger several paces behind Qui-Gon. She saw the fighting around the ship. Then she saw the soldiers bringing a cannon to bear directly on Qui-Gon and Verjl?s position. Stooping to retrieve the weapon of one of the soldiers who had fallen in the entryway, during the first attack that Obi-Wan had fended off, she slipped quietly towards them. With everyone?s attention on the Jedi and the ship, she was able to come up behind the two men by the cannon without being noticed. She was tempted to just blast them, but she could not. Even with a good reason, she could not bring herself to shoot anyone in the back. Switching the weapon to stun, she knocked them out cold instead.

    A ground-shaking blast rattled the air. "The cannon!" Obi-Wan thought urgently. They were out of time. Why wouldn?t Verjl and Qui-Gon just take off?! Then he realized that the blasts were not being aimed at them.

    Qui-Gon looked around in surprise as the blast scattered the soldiers attacking him.

    Sheena wheeled the cannon about to target the group that had Obi-Wan pinned down.

    BLAM! The shot blasted a smoking crater in the hanger floor, scattering Drojans left and right. The power of it knocked Obi-Wan back against the engines, but he recovered quicker than the soldiers and was sprinting around the side of the ship before the Drojans knew what hit them.

    The soldiers were regrouping quickly. It would not take them long to figure out where those shots were coming from. "Time to g
  13. snowbee-wan kenobi Jedi Master

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    Jan 28, 2000
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    That was really good, sorry I just posted I've been reading this for a while. :)
  14. The Butler Jedi Master

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    Oct 18, 1999
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    Vergil and Sheena. Awwwww.....how sweet.
    Four thumbs up!
  15. Bastet Jedi Master

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  16. HealerLeona Jedi Master

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    Oh no. Is the story almost done. It's maddening to want to read more but then when it's over... well it kinda makes me sad.
  17. Jedi Gryph Grin Jedi Master

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    I feel the same way H.L.. So many great stories, so little time.
  18. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Obi-Wan lay on the table, dressed in the long, white tunic of one who was in the care of the Temple Healers. The marks of the abuse he had suffered and the burn from the blaster shot were gone as if they had never been. Only the thin white bandage that covered his eyes served as a reminder that anything had happened to him at all.

    "How did it go?" Qui-Gon asked, trepidacious despite himself.

    "The minor injuries were a small thing to treat," the Healer informed him. "However, his eyes..."

    Qui-Gon?s stomached tightened. "Yes?"

    The Healer sighed. "It?s like we told you before we preformed the procedure on him. He?s got a fifty-fifty chance of being able to see again. We won?t know for sure which way it will be until he wakes up."

    Qui-Gon sat by Obi-Wan?s bedside, struggling with conflicting emotions. Part of him wanted Obi-Wan to hurry and wake up so that the uncertainty would be over, but another part of him wanted to postpone the moment as long as possible, because at least in not knowing there was hope...

    Obi-Wan had proven himself more than capable even without his eyes, but Qui-Gon could not help hoping for a cure. Obi-Wan was so young. Too young to go through life without ever being able to see the beauty of an alien sunrise or enjoy a quiet moment watching the wind make incandescent ripples through the violet saw grass.

    Qui-Gon forced himself to think of something else. He thought of Sheena and Verjl. Verjl had been arrested the moment their ship put down on Coruscant. As soon as they had left Driosnia, the Krallnorn had immediately issued an intergalactic warrant for his arrest, citing a host of charges, which Qui-Gon knew were entirely bogus.

    Verjl was not surprised and went with them quietly, but he did claim political asylum, preventing his deportation back to Driosnia. An impartial hearing was to be held sometime next week to look into the allegations, both the ones against Verjl, and the ones that the ex-Administrator made against the Drojan party.

    Qui-Gon knew that with he and Obi-Wan, as well as Sheena, on the witness stand, Verjl had nothing to worry about. Sheena was currently staying in the Temple?s guest housing as a guest of the Jedi. She went every day to visit Verjl at the detention center and Qui-Gon admitted to finding their quickly growing relationship as amusing as it was touching.

    Obi-Wan stirred. He was waking up.

    Qui-Gon sat on the edge of his seat; unconsciously holding his breath as Obi-Wan groggily put his hand to his bandaged eyes.

    Obi-Wan came slowly out of the effects of the anesthesia. He opened his eyes and found everything dark. Somehow, he felt as if he should be disappointed, but he was not. He had accepted whatever happened to him back on the ship after escaping from Driosnia. If he were meant to be blind, then he could accept that. It was a limitation, but not a block, and just like other limitations, it was one that he knew, with Qui-Gon?s help, he could learn to move beyond.

    Putting his hands to his face, his fingers brushed across the bandage over his eyes. A cool hand moved his hands away from his face, but it was not Qui-Gon?s hand.

    "Master?" he asked groggily.

    "I?m here Obi-Wan," Qui-Gon took Obi-Wan?s hand in his.

    The Healer gently loosened the bandage and pulled it off.

    The sudden brilliance of the room lights after having been so long in darkness made Obi-Wan start and press his watering eyes closed in shock, his hands once more flying to his face to shut out the blinding rush of light.

    Qui-Gon rose quickly, bending over his apprentice in deep concern. "Obi-Wan, are you all right?"

    Obi-Wan did not answer at once, but pulled his hands away from his face slowly, blinking uncertainly like a baby Ooshka opening it?s eyes for the first time. The first thing he saw was blurry shapes and twists of color and it seemed to the young Jedi that he had never seen anything so beautiful as those wavery splotches of brilliance. He blinked harder to clear the tears out of his eyes, still squinting against the unaccustomed light. Slowly the fuzzy shapes resolve
  19. The Butler Jedi Master

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    Wonderful. Very wonderful. Just the right balance of drama, emotional turmoil, philosophy, humor, and romance. (Vergil and Sheena. I still can't help but smile at that.) Well, we always love happy endings, especially when they're well-written. Great work!
  20. The Butler Jedi Master

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    Wonderful. Very wonderful. Just the right balance of drama, emotional turmoil, philosophy, humor, and romance. (Vergil and Sheena. I still can't help but smile at that.) Well, we always love happy endings, especially when they're well-written. Great work!
  21. Jedi Gryph Grin Jedi Master

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    Excellent!!! Definitely an enjoyable read, I had a great time!
  22. JSkywalker Jedi Knight

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    Bravo! I loved your story Cassia! It worked out perfectly, Obi-Wan got his eyesight back, and they both escaped from that horrible planet. Now that you're done, do you have any more stories to share? <bg> I'm going to miss this one.

    Jess
  23. HealerLeona Jedi Master

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    I love happy endings. [b/Cassia[/b] the story was awesome. I may just have to start all over with it.
  24. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    As for more stories, Kim Kenobi has posted quite a few of her shorter ones, but there are some in production. Cassia is on a trip to China, so no production at the present moment.
    However, I will alert you to new stories ASAP. Glad you liked it...
  25. Celes Jedi Knight

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    Jul 8, 1999
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    Great, great story. Cassia has certainly mastered the art of pulling our heart strings!!!!!!!
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