Need a little help here... --- Alone in his darkened quarters, Obi-Wan Kenobi searched for an answer - if ?answer? was in fact the correct word for it. Yet he had to search for something, as denial, his coping mechanism of choice, would not hold out much longer. And yet whatever he searched for, it could not be found. Since his meeting with the Council, life and time had ceased pass normally. Everything had turned to a slow, strange haze. The faces of his friends and colleagues no longer seemed real - they appeared only as hollow, jabbering masks, sent to drive him insane. Words bounced off of him; he could hear nothing. Nothing but the words of the Council, echoing slowly and distorted through his baffled mind. [Time has passed, yet the haze has not cleared...] ?How general a statement,? he mused. The ?haze? that he lived with now engulfed his mind. [Your former Master?s judgment was clouded - you, yourself, saw this at first...] This was painful. He remembered his own words: ?...they all sense it, why don?t you?? He pushed this away... It hurt him too much. [Die, the boy must... No other way can there be.] These were the harsh words of Master Yoda - they echoed through Kenobi?s mind endlessly, destroying his entire world, both externally and within. How had the old master actually spoken them!? Since hearing them, life had become surreal. There no longer seemed to be a difference between dreams (nightmares) and reality.