Past, Present, and Future (A Christmas Story)- Please R/R.

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  1. KADI-WAN_KENOBI Jedi Master

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    I got this idea while watching the Muppet Christmas Carol with my little sister. It's my take on when Qui-Gon accepted Obi-Wan.

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    Past, Present, and Future
    by Kadi-Wan Kenobi

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    Qui-Gon walked down the Temple halls towards his quarters.

    Several Padawans moved to the other side of the hall as he passed, watching him go with large eyes.

    He didn't even notice them, his mind on other things.

    Once again, he was to watch Initiates hoping to be chosen as Padawans.

    Why did Yoda always insist that he come?

    What would it take to make the green troll see that it was just a waste of his time?

    Never again would he take an apprentice. His heart couldn't take it.

    Nodding stiffly in greeting to another Master, he continued on his way.

    Maybe he should go talk to Yoda.

    Yes, that's what he would do.

    He would tell his former Master that he would not watch another group of hopeful Initiates and tell him to send him on another mission.

    'Tell Yoda what to do?' A small voice in the back of his head chuckled.

    Finally, Qui-Gon came to his quarters.

    The voice, as annoying as it was, was right.

    If he did argue with Yoda, he would probably end up having to take the Initiates on a field trip.

    Taking a deep breath, Qui-Gon released his frustration into the Force.

    He would humor Yoda and watch the Initiates, then be free for another year.

    Free from Yoda and his persistence.

    And free from the memories.

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    So, should I continue?
  2. Luke_and_Mara_4ever Jedi Master

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    YES!!! I want to know what next!!


    Actually, I would have liked him try to challenge Yoda, and get beat with Da Stick!
  3. Uisceban Jedi Master

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  4. Liz Skywalker Ex-Mod

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    I think you should continue.
  5. Luke_and_Mara_4ever Jedi Master

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  6. Labria_uk Force Ghost

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    Nice start, eagerly awaiting more.

    So take your time.
  7. KADI-WAN_KENOBI Jedi Master

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    Glad you like it.
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    Qui-Gon headed towards the quarters of Initiate Obi-Wan Kenobi. Earlier, he had seen the boy spar.

    His fighting style had reminded him of another young man...

    No, he would not think of Xanatos. He was in the past. He was gone forever.

    Qui-Gon shook his head. Yoda would give him a whack on the knee when he found out the reason Qui-Gon had asked for the boy's room number. His former master was probably sitting in his room gleefully, thinking his stubborn Padawan was finally going to take another Padawan Learner.

    "Qui-Gon!" Someone shouted behind him. He spun around to see Mace Windu jogging over to him.

    "Hello Mace."

    "So, Yoda finally dragged you back here." His friend smiled.

    "Why else would I come back?"

    "Well, since you're in town, I was wondering-"

    "No."

    "I haven't even finished my question yet."

    "Last time you asked me for a favor, I ended up teaching 100 6th graders about the Jedi by myself."

    "Hey, its not my fault that a Council meeting was called that day."

    Qui-Gon raised an eyebrow skeptically.

    "Look. I just wanted to know if you want to join us for Winter's Thanks dinner tomorrow?"

    "Winter's Thanks?"

    "You know, the holidays. Most wonderful time of year. Exchanging gifts, lots of food, getting together with friends-"

    "I know what it is Mace, I just didn't know it was tomorrow."

    "Then, you don't have plans?"

    "No."

    "So you'll come?"

    "Thank you, but I don't think so. I'll be leaving the next day and would like to rest. Now, if you'll excuse me, I must be going." Nodding to his friend, he started down the hall once again.
  8. Teebones Jedi Master

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    Not bad Kadi.

    Keep it going!
  9. KADI-WAN_KENOBI Jedi Master

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    Just upping this. More tomorrow.
  10. imzadi Jedi Master

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    An interesting start! Just why is Qui-Gon going to see Obi-Wan if not to take him as a apprentice? I'm intrigued.
  11. KADI-WAN_KENOBI Jedi Master

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    I knid of followed the book in this part. This willl probably be the only post anything like the books.
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    Obi-Wan looked down at the present in his hands with a smile.

    It was a small, crystal glurp fish from Mon Calamari. He had seen it at a small shop during a field trip and had known it was perfect for Bant.

    She was going to love it.

    Tomorrow, the creche masters were holding a big party for all the initiates. He was going with his friends, Bant, Garen, and Reeft.

    Just then, there was a loud knock on his door.

    Obi-Wan frowned. He wasn't expecting anyone.

    Opening the door, he jumped back in surprise.

    There stood Master Qui-Gon Jinn, one of the best known Masters in the Temple. He was like a super hero to the Initiates.

    And here he was standing at his door.

    "Um...come in, Master Jinn." He stuttered, standing back.

    The Master walked in, immediately turning to him. Obi-Wan watched him, slightly nervous as the Master studied him for a moment.

    Could it be?

    Was the great Master Jinn going to ask him to be his Padawan Learner?

    His heart seemed to be in his throat, pounding loudly.

    The seconds ticked away, each seemeing to take an eternity.

    "Where did you learn to fight like that?" Master Jinn suddenly asked.

    Obi-Wan frowned. "From our sparring master."

    Qui-Gon's eyes seemed to bore into him. "Initiates don't usually fight so agressively."

    Obi-Wan winced inwardly. Once again, he had made a mistake. Why couldn't he ever do anything right?

    "I...I thought it would be best if the fight ended quickly." He said, sort of telling the truth.

    There was no way he would tell the Master that he had been showing off a tiny bit for him.

    "I see." The Master murmured. "Good evening."

    Master Jinn started to walk out of the room.

    "Master Jinn!" Obi-Wan called before he could think twice.

    The Master stopped, turning to look at him.

    "Please. I beg you to accept me as your Padawan Learner." He said, then began to lose his nerve. "My..my birthday is next month."

    "There is no shame in working for the Agri-Corps." The Master said, then disappeared out into the hall.

    Obi-Wan flopped down on his bed in despair.

    So, that was that.

    No more Masters were scheduled to come looking for a Padawan.

    He would be a farmer.

    Well, if that was the case, he would enjoy himself tomorrow at Winter Thanks.

    One last time.


  12. KADI-WAN_KENOBI Jedi Master

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  15. KADI-WAN_KENOBI Jedi Master

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    Qui-Gon settled down into his favorite chair. In his hands he held a cup of Alderranian Tea and an old book.

    He knew he could get the same story on a datapad, but he liked the feeling of a real book in your hands.

    It helped him relax more easily.

    Taking a sip of his tea, he turned to where he had left off.

    Suddenly, a warning tingled in the back of his mind.

    He looked up, stretching out with his senses.

    Nothing.

    He was the only one in the quarters.

    Shrugging, he focused back on his book.

    The warning came back.

    This time, Qui-Gon placed his cup and book on the small table by his chair and stood up. Holding his lightsaber, he searched every part of his quarters.

    Once again, nothing.

    Qui-Gon shook his head as he once again sat down.

    He must be imagining it.

    But it wouldn't go away.

    Wouldn't leave him alone.

    Finally, he gave up.

    He couldn't concentrate on the story any longer.

    Turning off the lights, he headed for bed.

    Still, the feeling that something was going to happen stayed with him.

  16. Jedi-Jade Force Ghost

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  17. imzadi Jedi Master

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    The plot thickens! I'm looking forward to more!
  18. KADI-WAN_KENOBI Jedi Master

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    Qui-Gon was awakened by the chiming of the old chrono sitting on his nightstand.

    He frowned.

    It didn't usually wake him up.

    The warning suddenly screamed to him, causing him to sit up.

    A bright light flashed through the room, blinding him temporarily.

    He was instantly standing, lightsaber ignited, waiting for an attack.

    None came.

    The light dimmed to a faint glow.

    Finally, his vision cleared.

    Qui-Gon stared in shock at the ing figure standing in front of his window.

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    Glad to see you like it. :)
  19. imzadi Jedi Master

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    Is Qui-Gon going to learn the true meaning of Winter Thanks? LOL. This is progressing really well!
  20. KADI-WAN_KENOBI Jedi Master

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    Thanks! :)
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    Qui-Gon couldn't believe his eyes.

    Standing there was a ghost.

    He had never really believed in force ghosts, but here one was, standing in his bedroom.

    It was a little girl. By her clothes, he guessed she had once been an initiate. She couldn't be more than 5.

    "Who...who are you?" He managed to ask, still staring at the glowing figure.

    "I am the ghost of Winter past." She said in a small voice.

    "What do you want with me?"

    "I am here for your welfare and salvation." She replied calmly.

    "Welfare? Salvation?" Qui-Gon asked in surprise.

    "Yes."

    "I don't need any help." He said stubbornly.

    "True or untrue, that may be. Decided, it will be. Up to you, it is." The child said simply.

    Qui-Gon frowned.

    What was that supposed to mean?

    "Come, take my hand." She held out her small hand.

    He found himself reaching out to take her hand before he realized what was happening.

    Deciding that this must be a dream, he didn't pull back.

    It was best to let it just run its course.

  21. quigon70 Force Ghost

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    i wonder what will happen next good job
  22. imzadi Jedi Master

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    *G* Is it just me or was the little girl speaking like Yoda? This is going to be interesting! *rubs hand together in anticipation* Thanks for the great post!
  23. KADI-WAN_KENOBI Jedi Master

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  24. Whiskey in the Jar-Jar Jedi Master

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    This is great! I can't wait to read some more.
  25. KADI-WAN_KENOBI Jedi Master

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    Qui-Gon suddenly found himself in a completely different place.

    Now, instead of his dark bedroom, he was on a path that wound through a lovely forest. He could just make out a house through the grove. Somewhere in nearby, he could hear the sound of a river.

    Qui-Gon froze.

    The fragrence of the Muja blossoms surrounded him. Above, he could hear the twittering of the Davasl birds.

    How was it possible?

    "You recognize this place?" The young girl asked. He looked down at her, surprised to find her still there.

    "Yes. Of course. This is my...my home." He said quietly, sounding like if he said it aloud, it would all disappear.

    Qui-Gon looked around, spotting the sparkling river a few meters away. "That there is the River of Light." He found himself getting excited. Looking the other way, he pointed at another familiar sight. "And over there is a large, old oark tree. I used to climb it during visits home."

    Just then, the faint sound of laughter reached his ears.

    Qui-Gon took off at a run towards the house. Running up the stone steps, he reached to open the door.

    His hand went right through the knob.

    Not having anything hard in the way to catch him, Qui-Gon flew through the door, landing with a crash onto the floor of the old house.

    He was instantly up.

    How had that happened?

    Turning, he started to inspect the door. Reaching out, he stuck his hand through the door, then pulled back.

    It just felt like walking through a cold mist, nothing more.

    Laughter once again caught his attention.

    He headed down the short hall to the living room.

    It was exactly like he remembered. The whole house had a rustic, antique smell to it. A rug his mother had made when she was a girl lay in the middle of the floor. A large fireplace crackled warmly, sending rays of light and warmth throughout the room. Several old, cushioned chairs and an old couch were placed in front of the fire in various places. Right above it, a clock ticked down the minutes, giving out a large clang on the hour.

    He had always loved to help his father wind it up each morning after breakfast.

    His father.

    Looking over, he saw his father sitting in the largest of the chairs, pipe in his mouth. He never lit the pipe, said he would never smoke because it was bad for the heart but he liked the feel of it resting in his mouth.

    Qui-Gon had always suspected it was because his mother would kick him out if he smoked inside the house.

    Looking at the chair right across from his father, was his mother.

    She had a cup of tea in her hands. Dried Muja blossoms floated on the top. Qui-Gon could remember the first time he had been brave enough to try it. That was the first and last time he had a sip for about 10 years. It has been too strong for him at the time. Now he had a jar of it back in his quarters, which he used to make a cup of tea almost every night.

    Both his parents were smiling down at someone on the floor. Qui-Gon stared at the small boy.

    It was him.

    A 11 year old him, but him just the same. He was lying on his stomache on the floor, watching Master Yoda tell one of his many tales about when he was a Padawan.

    None of them even noticed him.

    "This is only a shadow from your past." The ghost said.

    "Yes. I remember this day clearly." Qui-Gon found himself smiling. "Yoda had just taken me as his Padawan Learner. I felt so awkward at first around him, being so much taller than he. But then he brought me home for Winter Thanks, and got to know my family. He soon became part of our family. Every night he would tell us stories of different missions he had been on. From then on, he was more of a father to me than a teacher. Even if he was just a little green troll."

    The child smiled softly. "Come, there is more we must see."

    Slowly, the world began to fade once again.





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