One Apprentice, One Pathway 4: Twisted Summary: Obi-Wan?s acting strange and Qui-Gon wants to know why Time Frame: Obi is nearly 16 in this story Spoilers: Previous stories in the series Archive: If I?ve already given you permission, take it. If I haven?t, drop me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org Disclaimer: All recognisable characters belong to George Lucas. Everyone else is mine Words in *???* stand for Obi-Wan?s EVIL!!! Voice. Order of stories so far: (Prologues: Comforted By The Innocent and A Ghost Walks the Halls) Brewing Ordeal Hidden Twisted Changeover (WIP) Authors Note: Dedicated forever to Dara, Laura, Jess and Tessa. This story has been edited and updated, like Hidden, to fit in with the rest of my series. Enjoy Twisted: Part One Obi-Wan Kenobi lay on his sleep couch in his small room, scowling at the ceiling. It was early morning, very early morning in fact, and he was up at an hour that was much too early for him after getting only a couple hours sleep. /But that is my fault?At least it is according to Qui-Gon,/ Obi-Wan thought, his scowl deepening. /I?m nearly sixteen for Force sake! I think it?s time my curfew was later. I?m not a baby./ Obi-Wan had spent the previous night out with a group of his closest friends before they all went off on missions. It was rare occurrence that they all had a chance to get together because of their responsibilities as Jedi Padawans. The group consisted of Obi-Wan, Bant, Reeft and Garen. They had all been good friends since their crÃ¨che days. None of the group visited the Temple recently and for them to all be there at the same time was quite a fluke. So this had been a special occasion. The four had been sitting in a cafÃ© when they met up with another Padawan named Kyrana and two of her friends, Calie and Tirana. Obi-Wan didn?t really know Calie and Tirana but he knew Kyrana well after a mission they had been on together several months ago and then they had both been kidnapped. Both he and Kyrana had gone through quite a traumatic time during their captivity but they had survived and come out as good friends. Obi-Wan was happy to see her again and readily welcomed her into the gathering. Even though neither Garen of Reeft really knew Kyrana, Calie and Tirana, Bant did. Tirana, Calie, Kyrana and Bant seemed to have a lot to tell each other about what the boys referred to as ?girly stuff?. Hair seemed to be the main topic between the four. The three boys had just subtly moved further away from the girls and their assessment of Kyrana?s new short hairstyle in order to have a proper conversation about ?guy stuff?. But despite the boys? lack of knowledge in ?girly stuff?, the group increased from four to seven. The seven had gone to a nightclub in Courscant that was having a party night for fourteen to eighteen standard-year-olds and lost track of time. Obi-Wan?s curfew was at 23:00 and he had been over five hours late. Qui-Gon hadn?t been happy. He had ordered Obi-Wan to bed with a glare that said ?we?ll discuss your punishment later this morning.? Unfortunately for Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon hadn?t informed him what time of the morning. And when he had rather rudely awoken Obi-Wan at the crack of dawn with a yell through their bond, Obi-Wan wasn?t amused. Back in the present, Obi-Wan got up grumbling and made his way to the ?fresher to have a shower. He emerged five minutes later, cleaner, dressed and slightly more awake. Qui-Gon stood in the lounge, waiting patiently for his Padawan?s arrival. ?Good morning Obi-Wan,? Qui-Gon said neutrally. If he was annoyed or upset or impatient, he hid it well. Not that Obi-Wan expected anything different. Qui-Gon was the master of neutrality when the occasion called for it. Obi-Wan replied with a yawn and a wave. He really wasn?t in the mood for this. It was too early and he had only had a few hours sleep. ?I have decided upon your punishment,? Qui-Gon went on.