"The Consequence of Love" a USJS AU of Cali & Obi

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  1. starwarsfan1000 Jedi Master

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  2. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    I'm so sorry to hear about your knee...I hope things get better for you.

    I'm beginning to wonder if Cali's going to decide to stay away?????

    Poor Obi, Cali's aloofness is tearing him apart!
  3. Amidolee Force Ghost

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    *evil cackle* You'll just all have to see, won't you? [face_devil]

    I'll post again today. I'm working on AND right now.

    *diabolical laughter*
  4. Amidolee Force Ghost

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    I've got another post if anyone wants one.
  5. MasterJenn Jedi Knight

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    Yes!!
    Please post more
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  7. Amidolee Force Ghost

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    Chapter Four

    Cali forced herself not to look back as the taxi lifted from the platform. She knew that Obi-Wan would be standing there, watching until the shuttle was no longer in sight. She wanted to scream at herself for being so rude to him, but what was done was done, and no matter how much she wished it, this pregnancy was not going to go away.

    At least she had cheerful, fun-loving Jamis to cheer her up. He had already launched into a detailed chatter about what the week had in store for them. ?The actual graduation ceremony is mid-week,? he was saying in his Alderaani accent. ?but there?s parties and fairs for days before, and then after. It?s craziness, I tell you, but it?ll be such a blast!? He waggled his dark eyebrows at her. ?And I bet I can still outlast you on a coaster!?

    Cali arched an eyebrow. ?I believe that it was *you* who vomited on the Wookiee operator last time.?

    ?Did you know that the first sign of old-age is the absence of memory?? Jamis replied cheerfully.

    ?I feel old,? Cali muttered before she could stop herself.

    ?Ah, the troubles of a teenager, chapter two.? Jamis looked at her carefully. ?It isn?t that Tyer jerk, is it??

    ?What? No!? Cali blushed furiously and looked out the window. ?I?ve just been tamed by Jedi philosophers and Yoda?s gruel.?

    Jamis clucked and shook his head theatrically. ?Silly, Kit-Cat.? He frowned curiously. ?So . . . tell me about this Obi-Wan fellow. Kinda cute, don?t you think??

    ?Don?t tease me,? Cali scoffed, giving him a small glare.

    ?Are you two close??

    ?Why do you care??

    ?Whoa, Defensive One! I?m your cousin, I?m supposed to torture you like this.? Jamis? brown gaze narrowed. ?How are you treated??

    ?Obi-Wan isn?t like the others, Jamis,? she said softly, glancing down at her hands. ?He?s wonderful.?

    ?Uh-huh.? Jamis cracked his knuckles thoughtfully. ?You know, I think he was jealous for a moment, until you called me your cousin.?

    Cali almost laughed. ?Oh, dear, that?s probably my fault. I?ve never really mentioned you before, so he probably freaked, not knowing you were Blankie.?

    ?You?re not going to call me that around my friends, are you??

    ?Yes, of course.?

    Jamis groaned, causing Cali to laugh again. Some of the weight on her shoulders lifted. The eighteen-year-old waggled his eyebrows slightly, the general curiosity and nosiness reminding Cali very much of Sifa Baladeen. ?Have you slept with him yet??

    She?d always told him of her interests, and vice versa. She knew exactly when his first kiss had happened, who it was with, and then everything following. He knew about Tyer and the others, knew what sort of life she led. It wasn?t a big thing, and the question was only of mild curiosity, but for Cali it felt like judgment before all of the gods. It sounded sleazy, dirty, unfeeling. Nothing about that night had been like any other horrible experience; it had been perfect, warm, wonderful, loving. How could someone categorize it as an act of raw physical feeling of habit?

    ?I don?t ?sleep around? anymore,? she said quietly.

    ?I?m glad to hear of that.? Jamis patted her shoulder. It was clear that the subject made her uncomfortable, so he moved on.

    Cali didn?t hear another word said. Even though she hadn?t looked back, she could almost see Obi-Wan standing on the platform with that hurt deepening his blue eyes to a dark gray. She swallowed guiltily, letting a hand drift to her stomach. Obi-Wan would hurt because of her, but wouldn?t he hurt worse if he knew the truth? She knew him well now, knew that he would immediately support her without question, but her mind was filled with don?t. And fear. She was afraid of what drastic actions he might take if he knew of the pregnancy.

    When the air taxi dropped abruptly towards one of the many spaceports, Cali blanched and paled. Sudden movements could send a nauseating lurch to her stomach. Keeping her face turned away from Jamis, she studied the overcast morning silently.

    Jamis seemed unaware of her listless be
  8. Healer Apprentice Lina Force Ghost

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    AHAHA!! Fufu!!!!

    Okay, that made me laugh a lot harder than reasonable in a library. :)

    What are you doing to me, Amidolee!? I'm reading this fabulous story of yours instead of writing my paper!!! Erm....keep it up! It's ever so much more entertaining!
  9. starwarsfan1000 Jedi Master

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  10. Amidolee Force Ghost

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  11. padawan lunetta Force Ghost

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    Awww cute post Ami!! I love Cali's interactin with her cousin Jamis, and Obi-Dearest being jealous :D Hehe
  12. MasterJenn Jedi Knight

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    [face_devil]

    *pats Amidolee on the head giving her 5 ideas for stories*

    BWHAAHAAHAAHAAHAAAAA!!!
  14. Amidolee Force Ghost

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    :eek: Yeepers nuts! I could write a novel about my day and it would be adapted into some blockbuster thriller! It was kinda fun, tho! :p

    Anyway, knee seems to be okay. It's just bleeding internally, but everything else seems fine. [face_plain]

    Here's a long post!



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    Cali had never been on another planet besides Coruscant, save for Dantooine when she was born and the death moon that Kera was buried on. The spaceliner was comfortable and spacious without being overly luxuriant. Since their flight was only for a part of the day, they did not rent a cabin put explored the recreational decks. She was too young for the casino, but there were plenty of other game rooms and other facilities to keep her entertained. She had her first sip of Alderaani champagne, but only a sip. The documents had clearly stated that alcohol consumption could harm the unborn child, and she didn?t much like the taste anyway.

    Jamis kept up lively company as he always did and beat her at just about every holo game there was available. By the time they arrived on Alderaan, Cali was feeling like her old self.

    When they arrived at the classy Delmine residence, Cali found herself escorted into a chaotic scene. All around her, people bustled in the anteroom and parlor, the dining room and kitchen, all preparing for the festivities. Jamis was aloof about it, taking her bags and nonchalantly weaving through the bustle to the guest rooms. Cali knew she would have the same room that she always did. The Delmines were wealthy without flaunting it, but their three story home was like a palace to Cali after being crammed on Coruscant.

    All the windows were open and lace curtains fluttered in the breeze. The house was bright and airy, filled with the sounds of people and laughter. The glass balcony doors at the top of the stairs were open, and she glimpsed a green terrace and other stylish homes. The breeze was warm and friendly, everything about the Delmine residence was wonderful.

    ?Yo, Cal, hurry up!? Jamis called from the guest hall.

    Cali hurried towards him, her booted feet meeting a handwoven hall rug made from spring colored dyes. It looked fairly new and she didn?t remember ever seeing it before. Of course, she and Jamis had ruined the last one with silly string. ?I forgot how much I loved this house,? she smiled as she followed Jamis into ?her? room. ?*And* this room,? she added.

    Another set of glass doors led out to a small balcony that had a cushioned lounge made of white wicker. The curtains were a pale pearl and rippled as the wind played with them. The walls were of a similar color put with a rose trim, and the floor was of polished wood?something very rare in modern housing. A rug made of silken fabric stretched across the floor at the foot of the princess style bed. The wardrobe and vanity were of matching cherrywood, and the headboard of the bed was made of a similar substance to tie in the furniture.

    Of course, nothing had changed, not even the portraits that donned the walls. The bed sported new spreads, but kept true to the theme of the room. Cali happily dumped her things on the case stand and bounced lightly onto the bed and grinned at Jamis.

    ?What?s the plan, Blankie?? she asked. ?Is Cookie going to bring us some snacks??

    ?Cook?s busy,? Jamis said, pulling the vanity stood up and sitting down. He ran a hand through his curly hair. ?*Everyone?s* busy. I think Mom will stop to say hi, but then she?ll be off again. Everything starts tomorrow evening. We have a party or dinner or banquet of sorts here, then the next day I?m off for school stuff, then the next night is this big celebration. *Then* I finally get to graduate. The theme park is reserved for us, so we?ll get to ride all night!?

    ?You just want to go on the coasters,? Cali teased. ?You don?t care about actually graduating, do you??

    A sour look crossed Jamis? face. ?Dad?s trying to get me into politics, but I?ve no interest in that. Mom?s a bit more lenient, but she still wants me to have my fut
  15. Amidolee Force Ghost

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  17. Healer Apprentice Lina Force Ghost

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    Yay! A post!
    I like the dynamics between Jamis and Cali. They're really cute together, completely believable.

    Can't wait for the next one, Amidolee!
  18. starwarsfan1000 Jedi Master

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  19. Amidolee Force Ghost

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    [face_blush] Hmm, I should really write some more, shouldn't I? But it's been a busy day and I like procrastinating ((blame JMMJ because she's the one who taught me it)) Don't worry, post tomorrow!
  20. Amidolee Force Ghost

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    The sizzling blades deactivated simultaneously. Obi-Wan and Ane bowed to each other, both breathing hard from the strenuous exercise. Their Masters had paired them together to test their skills on an obstacle/battle course. Working together, the Padawans had to dodge battle droids and various obstacles. Each was marked with mild blaster fire scorches, which Obi-Wan blamed himself for in the beginning. It had taken several hits to get himself centered and focused. His mind had been on Cali, and it hadn?t been fair to Ane. One he had been able to flush his body and mind of doubt, anger, and fear, he had been able to complete the exercise with success.

    Of course, both Padawan had decided to take the course again after katas had been over. So, their free time had been spent dodging more lasers and risking injury. Obi-Wan had been surprised about Ane?s eagerness to repeat the grueling exercise.

    ?We hardly spend any time together any more,? Ane had explained before the training session on had begun.

    Now, Obi-Wan wiped his brow with a fresh towel, thinking back to his friend?s earlier comment. ?What did you mean by that, Ane?? he asked suddenly.

    ?By what?? Ane dried his hair with his own towel and sat down on the bench.

    ?When you said that we don?t spend time together anymore,? Obi-Wan replied, taking a long drink of water from his bottle.

    The black haired Padawan shifted slightly and scratched the back of his neck. ?Well, it?s just that ever since Cali came, you only really spend time with us during class and meals. It?s kinda nice to have her gone for a week?no offence.?

    ?None taken, I guess,? Obi-Wan sighed. He sat back against the wall, tilting his head back and staring up at the high ceiling. ?I did spend a lot of time with her.? He frowned and turned his head slightly. ?Does it bother you??

    ?Not really.? Ane?s face clouded. ?Just right after Jane . . . I was jealous because you guys seemed so happy and are together.?

    ?I don?t know how long that will last,? Obi-Wan sighed.

    Ane straightened. ?What do you mean by that??

    ?I mean . . .? Obi-Wan stared ahead of him. His throat felt as if it were closing around the words. It was the only thing one his mind all day, and he realized just how much he wanted to tell someone and have them tell him that he was making something out of nothing. ?I think Cali wants to break up.?

    ?Why do you think that?? Ane watched his younger friend carefully. Obi-Wan looked miserable.

    ?Well, for the past couple of days, she?s been acting real weird. I know something is bothering her, I just don?t know what. And she won?t tell me.?

    ?Maybe it?s one of those personal female things,? Ane suggested.

    ?It?s not only that, Ane.? Obi-Wan leaned forward, resting his elbows on his knees and folding his hands under his chin. ?She was so happy to be leaving this week. And on the platform this morning, she hugged this guy that?s her adopted cousin or something or other, and she didn?t even give me one as a good-bye.? He raked a hand through his hair. ?I kissed her, but she didn?t return it. Just said ?see you next week?, and that was it. That?s all she said to me this morning.?

    Ane said nothing, sensing that his friend wasn?t done.

    ?And then she didn?t introduce me as Obi-Wan her boyfriend or love or anything like that. She just called me her friend. Her *friend*. After all we?ve been through! What am I supposed to think when she greets this guy with more enthusiasm than she does me? She all but said that she didn?t want to be with me at all.?

    Ane twirled his black braid between his fingers thoughtfully. ?So she wants some space? She seemed happy enough to be going to Alderaan last night. It?s her cousin, Obi-Wan, I don?t think she would leave you for him, if that?s what you mean.?

    ?They?re not blood relatives, but that isn?t what I mean. She doesn?t have to leave me for anyone, she just has to leave me . . .? Obi-Wan trailed off as his throat constricted. Hadn?t she just said the other ni
  21. Healer Apprentice Lina Force Ghost

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    Awww...poor Obi-Wan. And Ane's SUCH a sensitive lad. *rolls eyes*

    Great post, Amidolee!
  22. starwarsfan1000 Jedi Master

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  23. padawan lunetta Force Ghost

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    AWwww poor Obi-Darling!!!! She doesn't want to break up :p They should get married ;)
  24. Amidolee Force Ghost

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    Dinner was served out on the green terrace at sundown. Cali enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Cookie, the midget woman from a planet that had been destroyed by a suicidal comet. The tiny woman had been employed by the Delmine?s when Jamis had been adopted. She was both a nanny and cook, but now she only served as the latter.

    After the sweet fish and other delicacies, Cali enjoyed a sundae of ice cream. The summery breeze was warm and smelled of freshly cut grass. On Coruscant, she couldn?t enjoy the smell of nature. The only other time she?d felt close to a natural world had been in the Temple gardens.

    Yiona had reminded her of the promise to talk of the Jedi Knights at dinner. Cali obliged, though she did not go into detail about Obi-Wan or their relationship. Cookie was happy to listen as well, and spoke of Jedi helping the refugees from her planet find new homes. Then conversation had gratefully turned to Jamis and his big week.

    It was late in the evening when Cali finally found peace for herself. She bathed, enjoying the relaxation of the full, deep, whirlpool bath. A terry robe and slippers were waiting for her, along with the soft towels and perfumed beauty products. Cali smiled to herself as she inspected her new stash of goodies. Yiona was a very social person and rode high in society, yet she did not exclude herself or flaunt her natural attractiveness. She had designed the home, and her comfortable but elegant style was everywhere. Yiona always made sure that all comforts of a hotel were available for her guests.

    Cali knew that she would have fun shopping tomorrow. Yiona had apologized repeatedly that planning had distracted her from whisking her niece off to the designers, but Cali didn?t mind. Jamis had kept her busy of course, and she was exhausted as it was.

    Snuggled in her covers, Cali drifted off to sleep, having the best rest of the entire week.


  25. Healer Apprentice Lina Force Ghost

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    It's good to see Cali getting some R&R. A HUGE difference to Obi-Wan who's probably tossing and turning around in bed I bet.
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