Before Luminous Beings reposted & continuing MESSAGE JULY22 LINK to sequel inside

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  1. jodiwent Force Ghost

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    Posting here to avoid the end of page disapearing post.

    They are definetly not normal when it comes to trouble.
    They'll be getting into more of it in the next post, on the next page.
  2. jodiwent Force Ghost

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    Speaking of trouble - -
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    In another part of Coruscant, deep in the bowels of the city,
    another Master was teaching another apprentice. They however
    were not Jedi. Darth Sidious watched as apprentice, Maul as he
    was called now, was learning the faces of all of the important
    people of the galaxy.

    "Master?" The young Sith asked turning away from the
    info-terminal. "Why must I waste time learning about these
    insignificant bugs? They will all be nothing when you are
    Emperor."

    "Because they may be bugs, but as you know, bugs can infest
    anywhere." Sidious smacked Maul in the back of the head.
    "Besides that knowledge is a weapon."

    "It is not the weapon I prefer."

    "Yet, it is one you will need, if you are to ever become a Dark
    Lord." Sidious went close to his apprentice, and cackled in
    his ear, "that is what you want, isn't it? To wield all the
    power of the dark side?"

    "Yes my Master." 'Maybe you'll be the first to feel that
    power.'
    Maul hid his thoughts well. "I still would rather
    practice with the saber than look at these silly beings."

    "Don't worry my impatient one. I have an agent out there at
    this very moment attempting to procure you a sparring
    partner."

    "Master, the last one could barely hold the blade. That is not
    a challenge for a Sith."

    "But this one will be. It seems that a little Jedi apprentice
    has managed to be in a position where he can disappear, and if
    anything happens to him - - " The Dark Lord grinned in evilness.
    "His own Master will be blamed."

    "You have told me that the Jedi's apprentices are weaklings.
    Will it put up a fight?"

    "Oh yes it will, don't worry about that."

    "I hope who ever you have trusted to this task is quick about
    it. The sooner it is here, the sooner I can stop reading
    these."

    "You'll stop reading when I tell you to." Sidious belted Maul
    again. "Till then you keep your nose in." The Sith Lord took
    the apprentice by the neck and shoved his face into the
    monitor. "One way or another."


    Back at the hospital, Qui-Gon looked down on his sleeping
    Padawan. He wanted so much to take away all of the pain that
    had befallen the boy over the last year. "Obi-Wan."

    "Master what are you doing here? Won't you get in trouble."

    "That does not matter."

    "Yes it does." Obi-Wan sat up. "That man from the government,
    he means to take me away from the Jedi. I know it."

    "Hush now." Qui-Gon sat next to Obi-Wan. "That will never
    happen."

    "But Master - - "

    "If I had a credit for every time you said 'But Master' I
    could retire. Do you think I would let that happen?"

    "Of course not."

    "Then you must not worry. I need to ask you if you noticed
    anything strange about this man Voris?"

    "It's strange that you should ask that Master."

    "Why is that?"

    "Because, the whole time he was asking me things. I got the
    feeling that he was the one hiding something."

    "Indeed, that was my feeling when
  3. maychorian Jedi Master

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    Oh, wow. That was a cool chapter. Totally cool to see Maul again. Evil, evil, evil. Poor Obi-Wan! Hopefully he'll listen to advice, now.
  4. jodiwent Force Ghost

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    [face_devil] Sometimes writing the baddys can be fun.

    Maychorian thanks again for reading and replying :D
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    Qui-Gon wasn't sure where he should bring his ailing
    apprentice. The doctors in the hospital were most likely
    waiting for them. Mr. Voris, the real one, was waiting.
    Qui-Gon could not bring himself to bring Obi-Wan back there
    when the only word the boy kept uttering was, "Home."

    "Don't worry Padawan, I'm bringing you home." They would deal
    with the people at the hospital later.

    Healer Issuni was on duty when they arrived. Words were not
    needed, she led the Master to a room where he could lay the
    Padawan down. Issuni read the boy's energies in the Force. She
    could tell that he was fighting off an infection, and gave him
    another dose of internal bacta.

    "Poor kid never seems to get a break," Issuni said when she
    and Qui-Gon left the room. Qui-Gon could not respond, he was
    beginning to wonder why everything happened to Obi-Wan. The
    Healer reassured him. "Once this infection is knocked out of
    there, he'll be fine."

    Qui-Gon nodded. "I have to call the hospital and explain why I
    didn't bring him back there."

    "I suggest you go and rest yourself."

    He nodded again. He wasn't going to argue. Now that they were
    back in the Temple, he wanted nothing more than to go to his
    chambers and sleep in his own bed. A few days at that hospital
    was as grueling as any mission. When he reached his room
    Qui-Gon contacted Dr. Lin. The doctor understood the Jedi's
    point of view that Obi-Wan would be more relaxed at the
    Temple.

    "Please tell Mr. Voris, that I'll be happy to answer any
    questions, when Obi-Wan is better."

    "Under the circumstances, I'm sure he will agree. What do we do
    if that man who pretended to be Mr. Voris returns?"

    "I have a feeling you won't be seeing him any time soon, but
    if you do, have him arrested."

    Somehow even in his fever, Obi-Wan knew he was back in the
    Temple. Now he would relax. He was still trying to figure out
    the strange dream he had.

    "Who are you?" He mumbled.

    Issuni did not answer, she knew he was not talking to her. She
    had returned to place a cooling pad on Obi-Wan's forehead. His
    fever had to come down. As she did this, a familiar face peeked
    in. It was Toli, who had a few more weeks to stay with the
    Healers. He had sensed that his buddy was nearby, and went to
    see where he was. When he saw that Obi-Wan was in a bed,
    not awake, he looked a little worried.

    "It's all right, you can come in and say hello."

    "Hello Obi," the little boy said.

    "Who are you?" Obi-Wan was still not aware of his
    surroundings.

    "Don't you remember me Obi-Wan?" Tolinn's lip quivered.

    "He remembers you Toli," Issuni said. "He just doesn't know
    you're here. Obi-Wan is very sick right now."

    "He was okay when he was here a few days ago." Tolinn didn't
    like the fact that his buddy gotten so sick so fast.

    "Since then he had an accident, some other people took care of
    him, and for some reason he got an infection."

  5. maychorian Jedi Master

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    Yay! Back at home in the temple! And finally got rid of that nasty infection. And fun times with Bant!

    (Almost) all well and good.
  6. jodiwent Force Ghost

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    Almost ;)
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    Sneaking back into the healing center was easy. The difficult
    part was explaining to Healer Issuni and Master Healer Kimu
    just why he had to be sneaking back.

    "We were just about to send out a search party for you Padawan
    Kenobi," Kimu informed.

    'Oh no, it's never good when they call you Padawan.' Obi-Wan
    stopped in his tracks.

    "You were due for another shot about an hour ago," Issuni told
    him.

    'I was right, not good.' He gave them his 'shots, I don't need
    no stinkin' shots' look.

    "If you don't get these shots on schedule, you will just get
    sick again Obi-Wan."

    "But I feel fine now."

    "But you won't if you don't take all of them."

    Obi-Wan sighed.

    "But, since you appear to have washed the streets of Coruscant
    off of yourself, I won't put a guard outside of your door."
    Kimu winked. "Now let Issuni give you your shot. And the next
    time you want to go somewhere tell someone."

    "Yes Ma'am."

    "Lets go." Issuni walked back to Obi-Wan's room, closely
    followed by the young escape artist. "We were quite worried
    until, Master Jinn let us know where you were. He expected you
    back sooner than this."

    "You mean Qui-Gon has all ready been here?"

    "Don't worry, you can join him as soon as I give you the shot,
    and make sure you really are as better as you look."

    "I'm fine." Obi-Wan rolled up his sleeve for the shot.

    "We'll see." Issuni had a way of giving a shot so that the
    receiver hardly felt it. That was one thing Obi-Wan
    appreciated. After, she closed her eyes and scanned the boy
    with the Force. "You are almost fine, but not yet."

    "Why what's wrong?"

    "There is something still strange about that lung. I may have
    to take a look on a machine."

    Obi-Wan's shoulders slumped. "Not now?"

    "It can wait until you get back from meditations with Master
    Jinn."

    That perked the Padawan back up. "Do you know where he is?"

    "Around the corner, in the hall of the healing crystals."

    As soon as she was finished telling him, Obi-Wan was on his
    way. He had a good idea why Qui-Gon had chosen that place to
    meditate. Obi-Wan rushed in to see his Master already kneeling
    in deep meditation. His presence radiated throughout the room.
    In the center of this room were the clear red cluster of
    living crystal. All the Jedi revered them for their healing
    powers. Kenobi admired them, and felt their energy.

    "Padawan, kneel," Qui-Gon requested. "And calm yourself down.
    Now is a time of calmness, not getting all revved up, as you are
    now."

    Obi-Wan sighed, he knew his Master was right, but Qui-Gon
    sometimes sure knew how to take the wind out of someone's
    sails. Obi-Wan did as he was told. He fell quickly into a
    peaceful place in the Force. He could also feel his cells
    repairing themselves. Something was still wrong, and it
    worried him. It worried Qui-Gon as well when Obi-Wan started
    coughing again.

    The Jedi Master opened his eyes to lo
  7. maychorian Jedi Master

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    Cool! The nano-droid was kind of cute, actually.
  8. Gkilkenny Force Ghost

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    Whew! just caught up been on holidays for a couple of weeks
    Poor "Obi" one problem after another he should try staying put! when they tell him to stay put
    instead of looking for trouble
    Great story! love the twists and turns.
    Geri
  9. jodiwent Force Ghost

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    Glad you like Beep, maychorian, he's one of my favorite characters.

    Glad to see you back too Gkilkenny.
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    * Beep. Beep. Beep beep. BEEEEEEP! *

    Obi-Wan didn?t want to sleep anyway; he had had enough sleep
    in the last few days to last him for a while. He still wanted
    to relax.

    * Beep, beep, beep *

    ?What do you want?? Obi-Wan rolled over and looked at Beep.
    Beep's vial was now sitting on the desk. ?If I let you out, you won?t
    try to get away??

    * Beeeeep *

    ?I guess I?ll just have to trust you.? ?How can you tell if a
    droid is lying anyway??
    Obi-Wan let the tiny droid out of the
    vial he had been in ever since the Healers took him out of the
    Jedi's lung. ?That should keep him happy for a while.'

    * Beep, beep. *

    ?Or not.?

    * Beep, beep *

    ?Whaaat??

    * Beep, beep. Beepidy beep beep *

    ?It is not a tower of terrifying hights, it is just a desk.?

    * Beep? *

    ?I supposed, but there?s nothing I can do about it.?

    The little bug like droid continued to look down at the floor.
    If he were on a job, he could drive one of the tank like droids
    down the leg. Obi-Wan didn?t know this, but he didn?t want
    Beep to leave the top of the desk anyway.

    ?Just stay up there,? he told the nano-droid.

    * Beep, beep beeep *

    ?You?ll be home tomorrow.?

    * Beep *

    ?Because, I can?t just traipse back over there now.?

    * Beep? *

    ?You?ll just have to relax until we can bring you back to your
    colony.?

    * Beeeep? *

    ?Yes, I?m sure they miss you too.?

    Obi-Wan lay back down to see if he could relax himself. It was
    not long before he once again heard, * Beeeep? *

    ?No I don?t usually sleep all day.?

    * Beep? *

    ?Because I?m supposed to be relaxing.?

    * Beep? *

    ?Because I had you inside of me reeking havoc with my immune
    system. Now will you please stop talking for a few minutes.?

    * Beep *

    ?How many?? Obi-Wan rolled his eyes. He was beginning to think
    Beep?s name should be Bleep, because he sure made him what to
    say a few choice words. ?Just be quiet for a while.?

    * Beep *

    ?A while is not a proper command code??

    * Beep beep *

    ?I have to tell you exactly how many minutes to be quiet??

    * Beeep *

    ?All right be quiet for sixty minutes.?

    This time Beep did not beep, still Obi-Wan thought he could
    hear the little droid sigh. Exactly an hour later, just when
    he was starting to relax, Obi-Wan heard it again.

    * Beep? Beep beep beep *

    ?Yes, it has been exactly sixty minutes.?

    * Beep *

    ?Why do I seem tense? I can?t imagine.? Obi-Wan sat up, there
    was no way he was going to relax with Beep around. He got up
    and headed for the door.

    * Beep *

    ?No you?re perfectly safe here.?

    * BEEEEEP *

    ?All right, all right. I?ll bring you with me.?

  10. maychorian Jedi Master

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    LOL!

    Man, what is up with Kasan? He's a jerk of Jedi. I feel sorry for his Padawan.

    Liked Beep and the river stone, and the way Obi was pouting at the end but Qui-Gon and his friend took it in stride. I also like that Qui was bragging about his apprentice. Good man! Appreciate your kid's worth!

    Very fun to read.
  11. jodiwent Force Ghost

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    Yes, Kasan is a (bleepity bleep bleep). He's even worse in some of my other stories, and in one part I havn't written/posted yet, in TSA he's down right Sithy.
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    "Padawan, come out of there for a moment," Qui-Gon requested.

    "Yes Master." Obi-Wan nearly hopped out of the bushes. He
    stood before the two older Jedi. He straitened up and tried to
    look a Jedi-like as possible. He still felt awkward not
    knowing who this strange Jedi was.

    "Obi-Wan Kenobi - - " Qui-Gon began the introduction. " - - Corellian
    Jedi, Nejaa Halcyon."

    The apprentice bowed. The knight extended his hand. Obi-Wan
    rubbed some of the dirt off his own hand and shook Nejaa's in
    the Corellian greeting.

    "Nice to meet you at last," Nejaa spoke.

    'At last?' Obi-Wan wondered.

    "Qui-Gon has always mentioned you in his letters over the last
    few years."

    "I am pleased to meet you Jedi Halcyon," Kenobi said in
    return. "Strange that my Master has never mentioned knowing
    any Corellian Jedi." The Padawan's eyes shot inquisitively
    Qui-Gon's way.

    "Indeed, I have known Qui-Gon since before you were born."
    Obi-Wan then wondered how old his Master's Corellian friend
    was. "I was younger than you are now."

    "One of my early missions as a knight was on Corellia."
    Qui-Gon did not go into any details. "I stayed with Nejaa's
    family."

    'Family?' It sounded so strange to the apprentice's ears. The
    Jedi were his family. To the Corellian's their families were
    Jedi. "What brings you to the temple?" He wondered.

    "It is the Halcyon family's privilege to be the Jedi
    accompaniment of Corellia's senatorial party this session."
    Somehow Obi-Wan got the impression this did not thrill Nejaa.
    The knight sensed the boy's perceptiveness. "We Corellian Jedi
    don't like to leave our own system. We're a superstitious lot.
    Many think only bad things await Jedi who stray from home." He
    grinned, it was obvious Nejaa did not believe the old
    superstition.

    Obi-Wan chuckled. "That is the solution Master. We should
    never leave home. Only bad things await us whenever we leave
    the Temple."

    Nejaa laughed at the boy's flat joke. Qui-Gon however knew
    what truth lay behind the joke. "Perhaps we should locate your
    little friend."

    "Yes Master. The hospital must be looking for him. I'm sure
    his colony is wondering about him."

    The two older Jedi shut their eyes and focused on the Force.
    Now that Obi-Wan had his rock, and had calmed down some, he
    too could focus once more. Each of them managed to zero in on
    the tiny object. The young Jedi also realized that even though
    Beep was not a living thing, he still had his place in the
    Force.

    "Do you see it Padawan?"

    "Yes Master." Now in that calm state Obi-Wan did not even have
    to look to find Beep. He simply went to where the nano-droid
    was hiding and knelt down. "Come on out Beep. It's safe now."

    * Beep? *

    "Yes, it is safe."

    * Beep. Beep beep? *

    "No, n
  12. maychorian Jedi Master

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    Cool! Nejaa Halcyon is awesome!

    I like Quarell too, and your Corellian Jedi. It's great to have different personalities bouncing around.

    Fun with lightsabers!
  13. Gkilkenny Force Ghost

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    The story is very good
    I was starting to think Quarell might be bully
    but I think he likes Obi
    maybe
    gkilkenny
  14. jodiwent Force Ghost

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    I'm partial to Corellians in general Maychorian.
    In Before my favs are Obi & Qui, but in Saga it's Han all the way, and in Beyond it's Han and Corran. (okay and Anakin Solo too - - )

    Gkilkenny maybe you should trust your first impression... ;) I wouldn't classify Quarell as a bully, but he is a loaded cannon, but there's a reason for that, he has to deal with some of his own issues. You'll see his good side before the somewhat bad side.
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    Obi-Wan waited for the Corellian apprentice to return. As he
    did, a familiar sound emitted from his belt pouch.

    * Beep *

    It was not the loud exuberant beep he had heard before. It was
    apparent Beep was getting a little lonely in there.

    "Okay, I'll let you out." The boy took out the miniature
    droid. "You did good keeping quiet while the Masters were
    teaching us."

    * Beep, beep *

    "Yes you did. Don't worry We'll be taking you home tomorrow."

    * Beep, beep beep beep *

    "You will?"

    * Beeeeep *

    "I'll miss you too. Maybe you can stay here."

    * Beep! Beep beeep beep beep! *

    "Calm down, I'll get you back to your home. Jedi always keep
    their promises."

    * Beeeeep? *

    "Yes they do, always."

    "Hey kid you talking to yourself?" A wet towel snapped his
    way, but only created a breeze.

    Beep held on to Obi-Wan's hair for dear life. To him it was a
    torrid. * Beeeeeeep *

    "Be careful! I'll loose him again," Obi-Wan snapped.

    Quarell now saw the little droid swinging off the back of the
    Temple apprentice's ear. "Sorry I didn't know you had a friend
    with you."

    "It's not a friend. It is medical equipment."

    "Thank you for correcting me," The older apprentice bit with
    sarcasm.

    *beeep * the droid whispered.

    "All right, you are a friend," Obi-Wan whispered back.

    "Hey kid?"

    "What?"

    "Why don't you have one of those braid thingys?" Quarell went
    about combing his hair.

    Obi-Wan was silent.

    "Isn't that what you're supposed to do with that hair that the
    nano is hanging off of?" Now he was putting his sox and boots
    on.

    More silence. Obi-Wan scooped Beep off of the long tuft of
    hair and put him back in the pouch.

    "You don't have too much there. Not enough to braid yet?" He
    put the other boot on.

    "No not yet," Obi-Wan mumbled.

    "You're a funny kid, Kid."

    "Do you have to call me that?"

    "You are awfully serious."

    "Being a Jedi is serious."

    Quarell just smiled, snorted a laugh, the kind that older
    people who think younger ones are being cute when they are
    serious, and continued to fiddle with his clothing.

    "Do you always preen like that?" Obi-Wan questioned.

    "Got to look good for the girls."

    Obi-Wan rolled his eyes. He was wishing his Master had not
    told him to show the Corellian around. He wished he had told
    his Master he wasn't feeling well. He was being polite. He
    would continue to do so.

    "So what do all you Paderwans do for fun aro
  15. maychorian Jedi Master

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    Yes, I like Quarrell. He has his flaws, but so does everyone else. His put-down of Ruby definitely puts him on the "good guy" list.

    Ah, saying good-bye. So what new adventure is in store for our heroes now?
  16. jodiwent Force Ghost

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    See you will - -
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    The three Jedi had to pass by the ship yard where Obi-Wan had
    been injured. Master Jinn could not help but notice when his
    Padawan turned his head in an attempt to get a good look at
    the ship. He kept looking the whole length of the sky walk.

    "Obi-Wan if you would like to go see the ship," Qui-Gon said
    with a smile. "You could simply ask to do so."

    "I didn't think you would let me go back there," Obi-Wan
    admitted.

    "Why not? You were not at fault."

    "We won't be late?"

    "No, Master Kress is not due to arrive for a while yet."

    "Come on Quarell let's go see them build the cruiser." Obi-Wan
    forgot all about anything else and trotted off to get a closer
    look once more. It was early so a large crowd had not gathered
    yet.

    "Sure," Quarell agreed, but he didn't seem to be as enthused
    as the younger boy.

    Obi-Wan sighed as he looked over the same rail he had vaulted
    over and then fallen from. "They already put the engine core
    in."

    "You sound disappointed," the Corellian commented.

    "Yhea, I was here a few days ago when they were prepping it. I
    was hoping to get a good look at it."

    "You would like Corellia."

    "I've never been there."

    "We have shipyards everywhere. You can't turn around without
    seeing one."

    "Oh, then I guess this is fairly mundane to you."

    "Star ships mundane? To a Corellian?" Quarell chuckled. "They
    may be common place but never a dull subject."

    In fact Quarell surprised Obi-Wan by his knowledge of the
    latest techniques that the ship builders were using right in
    front of them. The older boy pointed out may things that the
    younger one had not learned about yet. Things that Obi-Wan's
    Master seemed to be quite oblivious of. Qui-Gon not sharing
    his Padawan's obsession with machines that flew had not
    planned to stay there long. On seeing the almost brotherly way
    that his friend's nephew was now relating to Obi-Wan, he let
    them ogle the ship for quite a while. He still had to think of
    their real destination.

    "Let's go you two," Qui-Gon called to them. "You may get to
    see the Senator's ship land if we leave now."

    Both boys looked up. They quickly got back into the formation
    they had been walking in before. Obi-Wan always liked seeing a
    ship up close. Quarell knew his grandfather would be on the
    same ship. Although strict, Kress seemed to bend a little more
    easily than Nejaa. Maybe Kress had word of his father. As they
    walked Qui-Gon noted a slight sign of worry in the Corellian
    apprentice's presence. He remembered back to his conversation
    with Nejaa the night before. There seemed to be something that
    was being held back. Not hidden, but something that Halcyon
    would have rather not discuss.

    "Master?" Obi-Wan asked when they were almost there. "Do you
    think I should get back to that certain lesson we were working
    on the other day?"

    Qui-Gon had almost forgotten all about the 'lying' lesson. "No
    Obi-Wan don't resume th
  17. maychorian Jedi Master

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    Well, this post makes me want to laugh and sigh at the same time. The situation could have been humorous, but the reasons behind it are to dangerous and heart-rending. It's too bad that Obi is still having trouble with flashbacks. And it's really bad that Quarrell lost his temper so easily.

    I'm really intrigued by this whole "Jedi brought to justice" thing. I suspect Quarrell is involved, of course.

    Looking forward to more!
  18. kateydidnt Force Ghost

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    You know, I never actually understood why Obi-Wan got in so much trouble for this incident. Yes he probably used more force than necessary to stop Quarell, but the way I see it that was the only thing he did wrong. He was *right* to not turn around and fight Quarell and he did not hurt Quarell in anger, simply in self-defense. I just don't get why he was in so much trouble. Nor does Obi-Wan himself understand it seems...
  19. jodiwent Force Ghost

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    Maychorian, I'm affraid the worst part is in this next post.

    Kateydidn't,there is only one reason Obi is being punished - - Plot. I'm not sure helping Yoda is that bad of a punishment.
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    After lugging the water back to Master Yoda's quarters, Obi-Wan
    was asked to put the pot over a spot on the fire.

    "In you will put this." Yoda handed him a tub of a soft gooey
    substance. "A spoon at a time you will drop in."

    "Yes Master." Obi-Wan started to do what he had been told.

    "NO, NO!" Yoda whacked the Padawan's hand with a wooden spoon.
    "When boiling the water is."

    "But you said - - Yes Master."

    "Taught you to cook has Qui-Gon not?"

    "I guess not." Obi-Wan snickered.

    "None of that tonight. Punished you are being."

    "Yes Master. What should I do while it's boiling?"

    "Kneel. Meditate."

    Obi-Wan sighed, knelt, and meditated. He almost dozed off. He
    could hear the water when it was ready. "Now Master?"

    "Now."

    Obi-Wan stood and began putting the substance in the water.

    "NO, NO!" Yoda shouted again. "A full spoonful it must be."

    "What's the difference?"

    "Size." As if knowing what the Padawan was thinking, Yoda told
    him, "in matters of cooking, size matters! No good will those
    be. To get them the right size a delicate art it is."

    "Should I take them out?"

    "No. Leave in. If deiced you can have some, yours those will
    be."

    "You mean I'm not going to get to eat tonight?"

    "If keep this up, no, you will not."

    Obi-Wan sighed again and plopped more of the pasty substance
    in the water. "What is this anyway Master?"

    "Nerf cheese. Good for growing boys."

    "And why are we boiling nerf cheese?

    "For dessert."

    Obi-Wan wanted to gag. 'If that is for dessert, what's in the
    stew. Probably the nerf.'


    "For that, none will you get."

    It didn't really bother the Padawan that he wasn't going to
    have the pleasure of eating boiled nerf cheese.

    "Now off the heat move the pot you will."

    "Yes Master."

    "Start the sweet sauce those will go in, I will." Yoda started
    making something else.

    "What do I do now?"

    "Kneel. Meditate."

    Obi-Wan knelt, he meditated. He was relieved when Qui-Gon
    arrived and told Yoda it was time for them to greet the
    Halcyons. Then he worried about meeting them.

    "On your best diplomatic behavior you will be Obi-Wan Kenobi."
    Master Yoda waved his syrupy spoon at the Padawan.

    "Yes Master." Obi-Wan followed Qui-Gon. They were going to one
    of the Temple's entrances to wait for Qui-Gon's friends.

    "Don't look so sullen Padawan."

    Obi-Wan tried, but it wasn't working.

    "Maybe you should keep your hood up if you're going to sulk."

    Kenobi did not argue, he's rather not have to face the
    Halcyons just yet. While they were waiting Qui-Gon was
    thinking, thinking hard. How was he going to tell his friends
    about how his apprentice had knocked out their kin, and landed
    him in the Healers. He knew Quarell ha
  20. maychorian Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 7, 2005
    star 4
    Oh, dear. Now I understand why Quarell has so much pent-up anxiety. But that doesn't excuse such a rotten trick. Poor Obi-Wan.

    They both need counseling.
  21. Gkilkenny Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 27, 2004
    star 4
    Punishment duty by Yoda made me laugh
    Obi is just to inquisitive for his own good.
    Maybe let Quarell and Obi fight out their frustrations in a padded room.
  22. jodiwent Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 11, 2000
    star 4
    No, that isn't an excuse for what Quar did.

    Humm, let them fight it out in a padded room - - wish I'd thought of that - - Nope they have to learn to get along.

    ----------------------------

    Despite all that had happened, sleep came easily to Obi-Wan.
    It could have been sheer exhaustion, or it could have been the
    calming energy that Qui-Gon sent to him before the Master went
    back to his own room. What ever it was, it did the trick.
    Obi-Wan hadn?t slept so deeply in a long time. He slept so
    well that he did not wake up at his usual early hour. Even
    after what Quarell had done, Obi-Wan found his bed a warm and
    comforting place. The light streaked in, but that morning
    Obi-Wan was oblivious to it. He didn?t want to leave the
    softness of his sleeping place. He curled up around his pillow
    and slowly became aware that it was day. Obi-Wan was somewhere
    between asleep and awake, between dreaming and thinking.
    Instead of the nightmare images that had haunted him the night
    before, his mind was on something that should be on the mind
    of a fifteen-year old boy. That something was girls.

    ?Zaize - - ? Obi-Wan repeated the names of the ones he saw.
    ?Jonquil - -? He smiled. He thought of other girls that he knew as
    friends, but these were the two that kept entering his dreams.
    His attraction to one was based on true caring and mutual
    respect. His attraction to the other one was nothing but
    raging hormones. Not that Zaize didn?t get those hormones
    raging as well; he just had to hide those feelings because
    they were both Padawans. ?Zaize. Jonquil. Zaize dressed like
    Jonquil.? That made him smile even wider, and hold his pillow
    closer. ?Zaize and Jonquil fighting in a mud hole.? Obi-Wan
    became wide-awake. Why was he thinking of his friend in such a
    manner? He had a strong compulsion to go meditate. He was
    still in most of his clothes; all he did was throw on his
    outer tunic First he stopped in the fresher to splash cold
    water on his face. It didn?t stop him from thinking about
    Zaize in one of those skimpy acrobat outfits.

    Someone asked him, ?what are you so happy about this morning??

    ?Just a nice dream.? He blushed and wondered what Zaize would
    think if she knew how he was envisioning her.

    ?Isn?t a little late in the day to be running about the halls
    with your tunic untied Padawan Kenobi,? a Master who Obi-Wan
    passed asked.

    ?How late is it??

    ?It is nearly midday. You must have been very tried young
    man.?

    ?Yes, I was.? Obi-Wan wondered why Qui-Gon hadn?t woken him up.
    ?I?m going to make myself presentable right now.?

    The Master got a chuckle out of the boy?s innocent manner. He
    had taught Obi-Wan in a few classes in the past, and always
    found him a likable kid. Not everyone in the Temple thought
    Kenobi was a screw up. It was just that the ones that did,
    never tried to hide their feelings. As he went along the
    corridor to see if Qui-Gon was around he tied up his tunic. He
    knocked on his Master?s door. There was no answer. His mind
    was trying to decide if he should go meditate, or look for
    Qui-Gon. Before go
  23. Gkilkenny Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 27, 2004
    star 4
    So who is the keeper of pathetic lifeforms
    "Mother hen" Obi sitting on a nest hatching his own brood.Maybe he can get Quarell to sit on a couple with him!
  24. jodiwent Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 11, 2000
    star 4
    LOL that immage is going to be in my head all day now Gkilkenny.
    ----------------

    ?Come on.? Obi-Wan safely tucked the eggs away. ?We have to
    show these to Qui-Gon. He?ll know what to do.? Obi-Wan lit off
    expecting Quarell to follow.

    ?Isn?t it a bit early to be waking your Master?? Quarell
    hesitated.

    ?If we wait the eggs will go cold and die.?

    The Corellian stopped questioning and followed. It seemed to
    him that everyone else in the Temple was asleep. It was so
    quiet all that could be heard in the hallways was the
    scuffling of their feet as the boys hurried to Master Jinn?s
    quarters. Obi-Wan made sure none of his tiny gems broke on the
    way.

    ?Should we knock, or shout out?? Quarell whispered, his
    knuckles ready to rap on the door.

    ?Wait,? Obi-Wan told him. ?Let me take a look first.? He
    cracked the door an inch and peered into his Master?s
    sanctuary. He could tell Qui-Gon was fast asleep. He needed to
    be awake. ?Let me wake him.?

    The two boys quietly slipped into the room.

    ?Master?? Obi-Wan whispered, giving a poke to the sleeping
    man?s shoulder. ?Qui-Gon you need to wake up.?

    Qui-Gon was already awake. He did not open his eyes until
    Obi-Wan was shaking the pillow under his head. ?There best be
    a good reason for waking me this early Padawan.? Qui-Gon
    snorted. He propped himself up on an elbow.

    ?It is Master. A matter of life and death.?

    Qui-Gon shot out of bed. ?Why didn?t you say so in the first
    place? What?s happened? Who?s hurt now?" Qui-Gon now looked
    back and forth between the two apprentices. ?What did you do
    to each other now? What are you boys up to??

    ?Well show him,? Quarell prodded.

    ?I was just about to.? Obi-Wan?s brow furrowed.

    ?Show me what??

    ?These.? Obi-Wan took out the small objects.

    ?What are you doing with those?? Qui-Gon glared. Obi-Wan knew
    his Master was thinking he had poached one too many of the
    hawk-bat eggs. ?Are those all from one nest??

    ?Yes Master, they are.?

    ?You know you are not supposed to take all the eggs from one
    nest,? Qui-Gon reprimanded. He threw his cloak on. This was
    going to be a long discussion; he didn?t feel like having it
    in his shorts. ?What are you doing with those??

    ?I sort of, I kind of - - ? Obi-Wan did not relish having to tell
    Qui-Gon what had happened. ?I had to kill the mother.?

    ?You had to??

    ?If Quarell was going to keep his face.?

    ?I see.? Qui-Gon looked at the two of them again. ?Both of you
    were in on this little midnight capper.?

    ?I just went out to get some air.? Quarell now defended. ?I
    happened to run into him.?

    ?Run into me?? Obi-Wan started in. ?You did a heck of a lot
    more than ?run? into me. You nearly knocked me off the edge of
    the Temple.?

    ?Knock you off? I was trying to make sure you didn?t - - fall.?

    ?Fall, I go out there all the time. Why would I fall??

    ?Obi-Wan?? Qui-Gon interrupted the spat. ?You are out on the
    edge of the Temple all the time??

    ?Umm, we
  25. maychorian Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 7, 2005
    star 4
    Ooh, the plot thickens.

    Wow, I loved the eggs! And the singing, and Quarell getting a bit of come-uppance, even as I ache for him. And Obi-Wan looking for a special present. Qui's going to be embarrassed if he finds out that Obi just wanted to make him a cake. Fifty years old. LOL!

    Looking forward to more!
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