Before The Rules of Shooting - JA vig. (a response to the JC Title Challenge)

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  1. Kadi Jedi Knight

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    Title: The Rules of Shooting
    Author: Kadi
    Timeframe: JA
    Genre: Vignette
    Summary: Obi-Wan forgets the most important rule of shooting.
    Notes: a response to The JC Title Challenge

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    The Temple was unusually quiet, which was just fine with Qui-Gon Jinn at that moment. Earlier he would have wondered at the calm, but now he only felt relief. Maybe the Force was finally taking some pity on him.

    The master glanced down at his young charge, who was in the customary position behind him as a Padawan Learner. The boy had his head ducked, so Qui-Gon could not see his eyes. However, the portion of his face that could be seen was a bright, red color.

    Obi-Wan glanced up at his master, before quickly focusing on the ground before him. The Padawan?s shields grew in strength, effectively keeping the master from sensing whatever emotions were running through his head. Qui-Gon guessed it was most likely embarrassment. That would explain the redness.

    Finally, they reached their quarters. Qui-Gon let out a sigh of relief as the door shut behind him. Dropping the hood from his head, he turned to face his Padawan. Obi-Wan was desperately looking everywhere except up at him.

    ?Padawan?? Qui-Gon began.

    ?Yes Master?? The apprentice asked, his voice oddly strangled.

    Qui-Gon ignored it. ?What did we discuss just an hour previous??

    ?The rules of shooting, Master.? Once again said in that strange voice.

    ?What is the first rule of shooting??

    ?Make sure the weapon is functional.?

    ?Padawan.?

    ?I?m sorry, Master.? Obi-Wan quickly glanced at him again, and his face took on an almost pained look. ?Know when you can shoot to disarm and when it is necessary to shoot to kill.?

    ?Not quite, Obi-Wan.?

    The young man bit his lip as he turned away. Frowning at this unusual behavior, Qui-Gon gently prodded his shields. All he received was a faint sense of?amusement?

    Qui-Gon knew he?d look back on this later and laugh, but for the moment he was leaning towards annoyance. ?This is hardly amusing, Padawan.?

    ?Yes Master.? All he managed to get out was a strangled whisper.

    Qui-Gon began to walk towards the ?fresher, pausing briefly in the doorway. ?The first rule of shooting??

    ?Aim, Master.?

    ?Exactly.?

    The door closed as Obi-Wan?s amusement finally got the best of him. Laughter filled their quarters, easily drifting through Qui-Gon?s door. The Master smiled in spite of himself.

    That is, until he looked into the small mirror on the wall. He would have to cut his hair now. Obi-Wan had managed to do half the job already. Qui-Gon briefly wondered if Mace Windu had put him up to this. The bald master was never going to let him live this one down.

    ~fin~
  2. maychorian Jedi Master

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    Cute!

    I guess this is one reason Obi-Wan doesn't care for blasters . . . clumsy and random. :D
  3. dianethx Jedi Grand Master

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    That was very cute. Obviously, Obi-Wan should take more time to practice - without his Master (and his hair) around to get shot!

    Good job.
  4. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Kadi a wonderful viggie and gives me a much needed laugh. Loved that Qui-Gon finally realized why Obi-Wan was amused after finding a mirror. Very cute! :D :D
  5. LukesTheMan Jedi Knight

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    [face_laugh] A very cute response to this challenge!
  6. jedi_of_ennth Force Ghost

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    Funny! [face_laugh] Qui-Gon's lucky he lost some of his hair and not his head. :p
  7. PadawanKitara Force Ghost

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  8. Kadi Jedi Knight

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  9. ZebulaNebula Force Ghost

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    LMAO [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh] No wonder Obi-Wan called blasters clumsy and random in ANH. My first time with a firearm wasn't much better, as the pellet missed the pop can, ricocheted off a cinder block, and nearly hit the neighbor's poor Siamese cat.
  10. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Oh my goodness! I'd like to see a picture of Qui-Gon after all that!

    Hilarious! [face_laugh]
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