Reflection of Silence

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  1. sheleigh Jedi Master

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    Title: Reflection of Silence
    Author: Sheleigh
    Disclaimer: All the characters in this story are property of George Lucas. I make no claim to them.
    Summary: Post TPM.
    Author's note: Yeah, I should work on my other stories- but this one popped into my mind. It's short- but I hope you enjoy it never-the-less! :)


    The bond had been silent for a millennia, or so it seemed. In truth, it had been mere days, yet the silence was deafening. The simple comfort of reaching out and touching his Master?s mind, feeling the reassuring presence that was Qui-Gon Jinn simply ceased to exist. And though he tried, coping was incredibly difficult.

    Obi-Wan sighed, walking restlessly through the rooms that now housed himself and his new apprentice, Anakin Skywalker. At the thought of the boy, Obi-Wan reached out, gently touching the bond that was beginning to form between the two. Anakin responded immediately, sending back a warm greeting, and accompanying it childish pleasures the boy now delighted in.

    Obi-Wan paused, allowing the slightest hint of a smile to grace his features. A resolute expression soon took place, and Obi-Wan settled to his knees, for the first time in days willing to submerge himself completely in the Force.

    Immediately memories which he had blocked washed over him, most predominately his Master?s death at the hands of the Sith Apprentice. Obi-Wan cried out, as he once again was forced to watch his Master?s death, forced to see him die in his arms again. Forced to hear his last wish.

    Forced to feel the bond which was so precious to him go silent.

    The Force lead him to another memory- this of his Master?s funeral, the body alight with flames. A sob escaped the young Master as he recalled the silence after the funeral, interrupted only by the quiet murmur of condolences to Obi-Wan.

    A quiet voice interrupted his painful reverie, one incredibly dear to him. Padawan.

    Obi-Wan stifled a gasp. Master?

    Yes, My Padawan.

    I?ve missed you, Master.


    Qui-Gon?s shimmering form appeared before Obi-Wan kneeling before his former apprentice.

    You?ve never been alone, my Padawan. I am here- in the Force, in your heart. In your memories. You are doing well, Padawan. Take time- mourn. The time will come when you need to be strong, but for now, meditate, trust in the Force.

    Yes, Master.
    Qui-Gon layed a shimmering hand on his apprentice?s head, before disappearing.

    He withdrew from his meditation, completely at peace, serenity blanketing him. Suddenly, the silence didn?t seem to deafening. An odd sense of renewal washed over him, and he climbed to his feet, leaving the confines of his quarters. A quiet smile graced his features once again, this time in remembrance of his Master.

    Good luck, my Padawan. The slightest touch to his mind and for the briefest instant the bond flared to life, intense as it had before the silence took over.
  2. obaona Force Ghost

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    Jun 18, 2002
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    :D :D :D I really liked that. Good job, sheleigh
  3. OBI_JEDI Jedi Master

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  4. obi_ew Force Ghost

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    :D Lovely-Just like it's subject! [face_love]
  5. Ginger_Jedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Short and to the point :) Nice work Sheleigh :D
  6. Master_Comedy_Kitty Jedi Master

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    Awww...so sad..me liken this...
  7. Leah-Beth Jedi Master

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    I usually don't venture into the prequels, but I have to say, this was beautiful.
  8. Cascadia Jedi Master

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    Wonderful, sheleigh!
  9. sheleigh Jedi Master

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    Aww... thanks for the wonderful feedback! [face_blush]

    obi_ew- thanks- and yes... Obi is simply lovely isn't he? [face_love]

    Leah-Beth- Oh, I'm glad you liked it! :)

    Again, thanks everyone! :)
  10. obi_ew Force Ghost

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    Kicking your bum back up there too! [face_laugh]
  11. Jedi_Tanya Jedi Padawan

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    Aug 28, 2002
    Hi Sheleigh,
    Finally got to read one of your stories. *smiles* I just wanted you to know that you did a great job! :D I hope I get to read the rest of your stories soon. :) It was sad because I kind of like Qui-Gon, but at the end I liked it. Well, keep up the good work.

    ~*Tanya*~
  12. shanobi Jedi Master

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    It was kind of sad sheleigh, but a good kind of sad :)

    It makes me feel so much better about the way Qui left things at the end of TPM--So glad he took the time to really let Obi-Wan know he was loved. Now Obi-Wan doesn't have to spend the rest of his years wondering.

    I liked it :D
  13. Arwyn_Whitesun Jedi Master

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    That was really beautiful! *snif* A nice postscript to TPM.
  14. sheleigh Jedi Master

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    Padawan- thank you! :) I like Qui-Gon as well- and think that this seems more likely to happen than him simply fading into the force without a second thought of Obi-Wan.

    Shan- Thank you [face_blush] Well as long as it was the good kind of sad, and not the depressing kind!

    Arwyn- thank you as well :) [face_blush]
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