Qui-Gon Learns A Lesson. A pre-TPM story, reposted

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  1. ValedaKor Jedi Master

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    Just reposting this, because, darn it, I like it!

    A pre-TPM story. "Stars" Qui-Gon and a new Jedi we've never met before. Master Mace and Master Yoda make appearances. I wrote this for AngelQueen, a Qui-Gon fan.

    From the younger days of our favorite Jedi...

    "Qui-Gon Learns A Lesson"

    "Talk to her you must, Qui-Gon."

    "Must I, Master Yoda? Tondalla Plesu never pays much attention to what I have to say."

    "Different, this will be."

    A heavy sigh. "As you wish, Master."

    Yoda's great green ears twitched. "So agreeable, we are. A punishment, this is not."

    Qui-Gon Jinn, senior Jedi Master, cocked his head and looked down at the diminutive green alien that sat in front of him in the Jedi Council Chamber. "Easy for you to say, Master. Obviously Master Tondalla Plesu has never talked your ears off."

    Yoda reached forward and swatted him on the knee. "Ha ha, funny joke, Jedi Jinn." He indicated the doorway. "Waiting for you, she is, in the Library."

    Qui-Gon's eyes snapped shut for a moment and then centered on Yoda's face again. Bowing low he said, "Perhaps a brother becoming the Regent of Kinas will have even Tondalla struck silent for a moment. I'm going, I'm going," he said, flinging his hands up as Yoda made pushing motions at him.

    Knowing it would do no good to dawdle Qui-Gon headed directly for the Library. Although the Library was huge, occupying three full floors of the Temple on Coruscant, he had a fairly good idea where the other Jedi would be found.

    The doors slid open at his command and he walked up to the Information Desk, where the clerk greeted him with a smile.

    "It's been a while, Master Qui-Gon," the young woman said, looking him up and down.

    Qui-Gon Jinn was an imposing figure, tall, broad shouldered, even inch a Jedi, from his dark outer cloak to his heavy boots. He was also in his way quite handsome, with long hair that cascaded back from a high forehead, and bright blue eyes. His nose had been broken too many times to have him considered a perfect specimen of masculinity. Most women however had found the defect to be unremarkable.

    His lips rose up in a smile. "I don't have occasion to get down to the Jedi Library too much lately, Dunnett. It's always nice to see you, though."

    She grinned broader. "Thank you, Master. I take it you're looking for Master Tondalla."

    He arched an eyebrow. "In the back stacks?"

    "In the back stacks, yes indeed. But be careful, Master Qui-Gon," she added as he turned away from her. "She's created a minefield today with her datatapes."

    Qui-Gon laughed. "Thank you for the warning, Dunnett."

    Dunnett watched him stride down the hallway, his long cloak swirling around his legs. She heaved a sigh and turned back to the desk.

    As Qui-Gon approached the rear of the floor he began to hear muffled speaking, the voice growing louder as he got closer to the farthest cubicle. Another moment and he chuckled and shook his head from side to side. Master Tondalla was talking rather loudly to herself.

    "Where's that blasted datatape? Come out, come out, wherever you are. Blasted, accursed tapes...I know I put it around here somewhere...."

    Somewhere around there is pretty far off the mark, Qui-Gon thought to himself. The trail of vids and tapes stretched far from the cubicle's entrance. Better to announce myself now than wait for the consequences.

    "Master Tondalla, Master Yoda sent me," he said loudly.

    The talk abruptly ceased. He heard the scrape of a chair being pushed across the floor and a bright blue scarf appeared above the cubicle cap, followed by a pair of the most enormous goggles that Qui-Gon had ever seen. Her eyes were grey orbs behind the magnifying lenses.

    "Ah, Qui-Gon Jinn. What trouble are you in now, that Yoda sent you instead of another Jedi?"

    He placed a hand across his heart. "You wound me, Tondalla, you really do. Or should I call you the Most Excellent, the Princess Exalted, the Regent's Beloved Sister?" He bent a knee and bowed low to her, concealing a smi
  2. AngelQueen Jedi Master

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    Mar 1, 2001
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    ::AngelQueen giggles:: I just read the repost! Its even more great than I remember! I loved the end!

    "Nice try Mace. Lol!

    Great job Val! Thanks a mil!

  3. Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod

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    Jul 7, 2000
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    I also enjoyed rereading this ValedaKor! A wonderful story with my favorite Jedi Master. :) :)
  4. ValedaKor Jedi Master

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    Oct 25, 2000
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    Thanks, folks! I appreciate your gracious words, as always. I'm working on another Tondy short story (Tondy and The Silent Stones), which will feature my favorite Jedi in a supporting role, once again. The two of them will make a pretty good team, I think.

    Look for that in a while -- after the end of the month, anyway.

    Thanks again!
  5. ValedaKor Jedi Master

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    Oct 25, 2000
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    Just moving this up, looking for feedback, thanks!
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