To Protect and Defend -- JA with Qui-torture and Obi-angst

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  1. greencat336 Jedi Grand Master

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    To Protect and Defend
    Time: JA, Obi-wan is 15
    Sequel to: For the Sake of Peace
    Disclaimer: Any character you recognize probably belongs to George Lucas, the rest are mine. Master Lucas? characters will be returned to him at the end of story (except maybe Qui-Gon)
    Spoilers: None that I know of
    Do you have to read For the Sake of Peace? I?d like you to, for the sake of my ego, but to understand the story its not necessary. There are some references, but you could probably figure out what?s going on by the context clues.
    Rated: PG for violence

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    Obi-Wan Kenobi sparred with his master, Qui-Gon Jinn. The lightsabers moved in a graceful blur, nearly as quickly as before Ptedesh. He could feel that most of the strength had returned to his hands. Of all the injuries he had inflicted upon him, his hands had taken the longest to heal.

    Just a few more sessions with both the body healers and the soul healer. That was a happy thought. His master had insisted he see the soul healer after the tortures he?d endured and witnessed. Soon he?d be given a clean bill of health, both mental and physical, and he and his master could begin another mission.

    ?That?s enough for today, Obi-Wan,? Qui-Gon said, stepping back to disengage. ?You are doing much better. It should not be much longer before we can inform the Council you have recovered.?

    ?Thank you, Master.? Deactivating his lightsaber, Obi-Wan grinned, both because of the compliment and the way his Master?s words had echoed his own thoughts.

    ?Clean up and get some lunch,? Qui-Gon instructed. ?You have an appointment with the healers this afternoon, don?t you??

    ?Yes, Maser,? sighed Obi-Wan. Not much longer, he reminded himself. Then he and Qui-Gon would be off again.
  2. Force_Wielder Force Ghost

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    I like the idea of Obi-Wan as a young apprentice to Qui-Gon...just like I would like to hear more about Anakin's young training. How long does an apprentice train?
  3. greencat336 Jedi Grand Master

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    From what I understand, they are normally raised in the Temple, so from a very early age they get the basics on Jedi behavior, philosophy, lightsaber techniques, and (I assume) whatever is the standard education for young sentients in the SW universe.

    By the age of 13 (sometimes as young as 11) they are choosen by a master to be a padawan, where they learn more specific lessons on being a Jedi, mainly, it seems, by going out 'in the field' with their masters on real missions. The masters also continue the training in Jedi behavior, philosophy and lightsaber techniques.

    Sometime in their early twenties (ages are all human norms) they face 'the trials,' basically final exams (like student teaching, see if they can apply everything they supposedly learned) to graduate from padawan to knight.

    There are many wonderful stories on this board that explore the training of padawans in general, and Obi-Wan and Anakin specifically.

    I must admit that this story deals far more with the relationship between Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon than any training techniques, but I hope you'll keep reading it anyway. It does explore how the Jedi live the Code, how it shapes their decisions and actions.

  4. p_stotts Force Ghost

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    Whoohoo! A sequel! Great start, greencat! I suppose broken fingers would be hard to recover from...oooo and think of the arthritis when he gets old! Yew!
  5. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Good start greencat! :)

    Qui-torture and Obi-angst huh??? Oooh, I like! I look forward to more.

    Post soon, post often.
  6. Obi the Kid Jedi Master

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    Nice beginning greencat!!!
  7. greencat336 Jedi Grand Master

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    Yipee! People are reading this :) As to the arthritis, I hadn't thought of that. Think that's why he picked dry, warm Tatooine to hide Luke and himself?
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    The mission assigned to Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan was not supposed to be particularly dangerous. It was a way for them to ease their way back into things after the events on Ptedesh. They were to escort Senator Caleb on a fact finding tour of the planet, Aguilar. A series of natural disasters had devastated a wide area of the planet. Famine, disease, and civil unrest had followed predictably on the heels of the natural disasters.

    Emergency Assistance had been put into place, but there had been many complaints that the aid received was not enough. As feelings of desperation rose, so too did the rumblings of armed revolt. Threats had been made against the local government and the Senator. The Jedi had been assigned to protect Senator Caleb as she toured the affected areas and to act as another set of observers to assess the situation.

    It turned out that the people of Aguilar had a legitimate complaint. The Senate?s Emergency Intervention and Aid Department had underestimated the extent of the disasters? impact. Within a week of the Senator?s arrival more food, medicines, and funds poured into Aguilar. Construction crews and relief workers arrived to help rebuild the affected areas.

    The Senator went from being portrayed in the local media as an uncaring bureaucrat to the savior of the Aguilar people. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan returned to the Temple, the situation having been satisfactorily resolved.



    Obi-Wan was in the cafeteria eating lunch when his friend Bant ran up, giving him a hug. ?When did you get back, Obi?? asked Bant, as she sat next to him.

    ?Yesterday,? replied Obi-Wan.

    ?And you?re out of the healers? already?? Bant teased in mock seriousness.

    ?You know, Bant,? Obi-Wan said in exasperation,? I don?t end up in the healers after every mission.?

    ?You wouldn?t know it from your record,? Bant chuckled at her friend?s expression.

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    Author?s note. This section did nothing to move the plot along. Its just that I feel bad for Obi-Wan. He can?t seem to be able to step outside the Temple without getting beat up, shot, or tortured. (And some fanfic authors get him inside the Temple!) A ?normal? mission full of mishap, angst and torture is next.


  8. Jedi Susie Force Ghost

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    I think it Obi had any sense he would lock himself in his room and then perhaps, just perhaps, he'd avoid the healers for...well at least a week until some author found a way to hurt himself.

    I'm so happy to see a sequel and can't wait for more.
  9. Jane Jinn Jedi Grand Master

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    A normal mission full of mishap and torture is ahead? Wait a minute, how can it be a "normal" mission when you've said in the title that it's Qui-Torture and not Obi-Torture? That's the exact opposite of "normal" for -me-! Well, I'll still be checking in to see what you do with it. In the meantime, I'm going to check out your other fic.

    I liked the exasperated way that Obi-Wan exclaimed,"You know, Bant, I don't end up at the Healers after -every- mission!"
  10. p_stotts Force Ghost

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    I agree with Jane Jinn, Obi's exasperated statement was too funny! Great job, greencat336. Anxiously awaiting more.
  11. Obi the Kid Jedi Master

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    Is there ever a 'normal' mission for Qui and Obi? hehehehe
  12. jodiwent Force Ghost

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    'some fan fic authors get him in the temple'

    * Looks innocent *

    Now who could you mean? [face_devil]

    More!

  13. p_stotts Force Ghost

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    Well, don't look at me, either! *studies ceiling intently, whistling innocently while slowing inching toward the exit.* :D
  14. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    ?You wouldn?t know it from your record,? Bant chuckled at her friend?s expression.

    Certainly not his record on this board! LOL!
    I'm all set for the Qui-torture ahead... we really don't get enough of that! ;)

    More soon I hope!! :) :)
  15. TrianaJinn Jedi Knight

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    Good beginning! Please post more. :)
  16. greencat336 Jedi Grand Master

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    Pirates had been conducting a series of raids against luxury cruisers. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan had been assigned to the Elegant Dance , a ship that fit the profile of those the pirates had been attacking. The passenger list was small for a cruise ship, only about 30 beings. But those 30 were extremely wealthy. The ship was shuttling them between one resort planet and another.

    The pirates had been capturing these luxury cruisers, taking not only the material valuables, but also kidnapping the passengers and crew. The passengers were usually ransomed, but the crews were not heard of again. It was suspected they were being sold as slaves, outside Republic space.

    Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan had been aboard for three days when the pirates attacked. They felt the ship shudder as turbo lasers hit it. As they made their way to the bridge, directions to passengers and crew began to be issued over the loud speaker system.

    ?All passengers are to return to their assigned cabins. You are advised to lock your door and stay in your assigned cabin. Please remain calm. All crew are to report to their emergency stations. This is not a drill. Repeat, this is not a drill.?

    ?Shields can?t last much longer,? a crewman told the Captain as the Jedi arrived on the Bridge.

    ?Continue evasive maneuvers. Send out the emergency distress signal.? The Captain ordered.

    ?Shields down,? the crewman said, as the ship rocked with the impact of the laser strike. ?Engines down. They?re coming along port side.?

    ?We?ll take care of this,? Qui-Gon told the Captain. ?Continue to send the distress signal.? Motioning to Obi-Wan, he strode from the Bridge, drawing his lightsaber.


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    The members of the Elegant Dance?s small security force had engaged the pirates invading the ship. The security force had been instructed to use stun bolts, so the pirates could later be questioned as to the whereabouts of their previous victims. One of the security forces lay in the corridor, the gaping hole in his chest a mute testament to the fact the pirates were more than willing to use deadly force.

    Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan came up behind the main group of pirates. ?In the name of the Republic, surrender now. You are under arrest for piracy.? Qui-Gon announced. Half the pirates turned and began shooting at them in response.

    The Jedi joined the battle. Blue and green blades of light reflected the lethal bolts back at the pirates. As more of the invaders fell to their own blaster bolts and the stun bolts of the security force, it became clear the invaders were losing. Those that were able broke away from the battle and fled back to their ship.

    Qui-Gon ran after them. Obi-Wan began to follow. ?No, Padawan,? Qui-Gon commanded. ?Stay here ? You must protect and defend those on board.?

    Obediently, Obi-Wan returned to the fight with the remaining pirates. He was confident it wouldn?t take long for the security forces and himself to defeat them. If the pirates thought the absence of the green blade would increase the chance of their blaster bolts reaching their mark, they were quickly proven wrong. Pirates continued to fall, hit by shots returned to them by Obi-Wan?s Force enhanced reflexes and the stun bolts of the security forces. Within minutes, those of the invaders still standing dropped their weapons and raised their hands in submission.



    Qui-Gon followed the fleeing pirates into their ship. If he could get to the Bridge, he could either convince the command crew to surrender or disable the ship so they could not make their escape.

    Concentrating on the location of the living beings on the ship, Qui-Gon did not notice the droid concealed among the shadows. As Qui-Gon passed it, the assassin droid stepped into the corridor and shot the Jedi in the back.

    ?D2-73 to the Captain.? The droid spoke into a comlink. ?The Jedi has been neutralized.?

    ?Dead?? The Captain asked.

    ?Negative. Stunned. Do you want him killed?? D2-73 inquired.

    ?No
  17. p_stotts Force Ghost

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    That got real serious real quick! Great post, green cat! More soon!
  18. HannahBates Jedi Knight

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    Alack! They have Qui-Gon!

    I'm quite excited about this story. I enjoyed For the Sake of Peace and I'm thrilled you're writing more. Also, Qui-torture is one of my favorite brands of Obi-torture. Nothing makes the Padawan more miserable than someone harming his master. Broken fingers don't even come close.

    More, more!

    Hannah
  19. Jedi Susie Force Ghost

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    Well Qui I think a nice big 'Opps' would sum up your current situtation.

    I can't wait for the Qui-torture...my second fav. next to Obi-torture ;)
  20. TrianaJinn Jedi Knight

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    Terrific post! :D I'll be looking forward to more.
  21. greencat336 Jedi Grand Master

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    Here's a little bit of Obi-angst and Qui-abuse for you all. Enjoy! [face_mischief]

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    Under the direction of Obi-Wan and the guns of the security forces, the pirates who had surrendered carried their unconscious comrades to a small conference room. Once they were all inside, bindings were placed on the wrists of all the pirates ? awake or not. Guards were placed on the one door to the room.

    Obi-Wan?s stomach twisted in worry for his master, but the only outward sign was the slight frown on his face. ?Protect and defend those on board? his master had commanded him. He longed to go after his master, but he made himself do his duty. Qui-Gon would expect him to complete the mission, turn the pirates over to the authorities, get the passengers and crew to safety.

    And when that was done . . . how was he going to find Qui-Gon? Every moment that passed the pirates were taking him farther away. The galaxy was a big place. There were millions of places they could hide.

    Regretfully, Obi-Wan realized his best option was to return to the Temple. He might need some help to find his master.

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    Moaning softly, the semi-conscious Qui-Gon restlessly twisted. Bound and gagged, he was laying on the floor of Hold 2. Frowning, the tall man nudged Qui-Gon with his foot. ?He?s drugged fairly heavily. That?s kept him from escaping, so far. But he?ll only be of value to me awake and clear headed. How am I going to keep a Jedi under control and compliant??

    ?You know the Jedi?s weakness. Exploit it. They?ll cheerfully give their own lives to protect the lives of the defenseless,? the Captain of the pirates said. He continued with his sales pitch. ?Think of the crowds he?d draw. Think of the bets that would be made. No one else in the galaxy could claim to have a Jedi. You?ll make a fortune.?

    ?All right. If we can agree on a price, you?ve got yourself a deal.?
  22. Jane Jinn Jedi Grand Master

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    Yes, Obi-Wan, you will definitely need help! Go back to the Temple and get it! Plo Koon is an excellent fighter and a good friend of Qui-Gon's, at least according to the official site.

    Those pirates do know a Jedi's weakness, and Qui-Gon is, I think, especially vulnerable to this kind of blackmail.

    Keep writing!
  23. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Qui-Gon captured and sold as a sideshow exhibit???

    Leona sneaks to the front of the line to buy the first ticket!! Or how about stud service????

    *Leona waves hand to the crowd of women*
    "Nothing to see here...move along.. move along."
  24. p_stotts Force Ghost

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    *sneaks in behind Leona* *You don't see me. I was here first* LOL! Great post! But I love the feedback, too.
  25. Senni_Arava Jedi Knight

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    <laughs>
    but wouldn't you rather it be Obi-Wan?

    :D
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