Underneath a Sky of Dust-COMPLETE !!!!

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  1. obi_ew Force Ghost

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    Summary The Jedi find themselves in a race against the Sith to reclaim the fallen Jedi Xanatos who is the Chosen One.

    Disclaimers I do not own or make any moolah off of these beloved characters.They belong to Lucas and Watson.

    Author's note Most likely no daily posts on this one! :( Maybe weekly if the writing continues to flow! :)

    Thanks to Linkin Park for the title! It comes from their song Runaway .

    Dedication This one is for Shan.She supplied the plot on her plot bunny thread and the temptation was simply too much! Hope this version of Xan meets with your approval and thank you for giving me inspiration when I feared the well had dried up! [face_love]

    CHAPTER ONE

    Deep blue eyes shone brightly from between the long silky ink black hair that hung over the man's face,shielding his expression from his tormentor.He was unable though to conceal the hate and loathing that filled his eyes as he stared up at the cloaked figure that reclined in the large chair.

    "I can feel your hate and anger.Good,let it fill you.Make you powerful." The figure coaxed him.

    Gathering his rapidly dwindling strength he somehow managed to push himself up onto his hands and knees.A mocking laugh echoed throughout the room as Sidious watched his struggles.

    "You have only pretended to dabble with the Darkside all of these years.Join me and you will learn what true power is." The Dark Lord assured him.

    "Surely you won't be happy spending the remainder of your life as a mere business man.It would be a complete waste of your incredible powers." Sidious continued.

    At a barely noticable nod from the Dark Lord one of his men appeared from out of the shadows and approached the kneeling man.Gripping a metal baton with both hands he swung it,hitting the man's ribs with a sickening crunch.With a cry of agony he fell onto his side and pulled his legs up,curling into a fetal position.

    Sidious stood and slowly walked over to the prone figure.Bending down he gripped a handful of the thick black hair and pulled the man's head up so he could see his face.

    The blue eyes were awash with a sheen of tears and he had bitten through his bottom lip to hold in his pained cries,causing blood to drip slowly down his chin.

    "We've been at this for several days now.Surely you are ready for the pain to end.Join me and I'll take it all away."Sidious promised him.

    The man struggled to breath without causing more pain to his shattered ribs.As his lips moved the Dark Lord had to lean closer to hear his words.

    "Go to hell!" He managed to gasp.

    Sidious' face tightened in rage and his hand gripped the black hair brutally until the younger man cried out in pain.

    "Your more of an imbecile then I had imagined deCrion.Why do you continue to defy me? Do you secretly hold out hope that the Jedi will one day take you back?" He taunted his captive.

    "Perhaps your old Master will welcome you back with open arms." He sighed in feigned dismay. "Oh that won't happen will it? Jinn has a new Padawan now.A better one."

    Releasing his hold on Xanatos' hair,Sidious straigtened and held a hand,fingers splayed out toward the younger man.

    "You will join me or die deCrion." He informed him coldly.

    Bolts of electricity shot out of the Sith's fingertips and began to zap Xanatos' allready bruised and battered body.The young man screamed in anguish as his body convulsed in a vain attempt to avoid the currents that inundated him.

    Stopping after several minutes,Sidious watched gleefully as Xanatos shivered and cried in pain.

    "Will you join me?" He demanded once again.

    Blue eyes dulled by pain suddenly rolled back in Xanatos' head as he lost consciousness.

    Snarling in rage Sidious drew back his foot and kicked the unresponsive body viciously.

    "Take him back to his cell!" He shouted at his men.

    Two of them hurried forward,each grabbing an arm and began to drag the limp body from the room.Before the door could shut behind them Sidious spun around to hiss one final order.

    "Rojan.Patch
  2. Siri_Z Jedi Knight

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    Jun 16, 2002
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    OO bust! Another Xani.... wahoo!! :D

    Very interesting start... can't wait for more.

    TIll Later~
    Siri

    PS~ Ooo for once I'm not away when u posted! :p
  3. Jedi_Suzuran Jedi Grand Master

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    May 22, 2002
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    Yes!
    Another obi_ew story!

    D'oh, I wasn't the first reply. :_|

    As your stalker, I need to brush up on my skills. [face_devil]


    I'll do better next time. :D

    Nice beginning.
  4. sheleigh Jedi Master

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    Jan 31, 2002
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    Oh no! Another Obi_ew fic to be addicted to! I can't take it! 8-}

    YES! Xanatos the chosen one? How awesome! *blinks* but what does that make Obi? surely he won't be shoved aside?

    Hey- I'd rather have the completely awesome character of Xani be the chosen one rather than the annoying Anakin Skywalker!

    Can't wait for more, Obi_ew! :)
  5. Cascadia Jedi Master

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    Interesting start, obi_ew. Can't wait to see that happens next.

    :)
  6. obi_ew Force Ghost

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    Siri Interesting huh? Is that a good thing? I hope. ?[face_plain]

    Jedi_Suzuran First,last,in between as long as your here I'm happy! :)

    Sheleigh Obi shoved aside ? Um this is me your talking to remember?The crazy lady with the Ewan Shrine?Obi is front and center throughout the fic! [face_love]

    Cas There's that word again! :eek: Although Shan gave the basic plot she unfortunately didn't give an ending so I'm playing it by ear! No daily posts because there are too many good Obi stories going around and with Cyn and Red resurfacing I know we'll all be busy little readers and reviewers! Thanks as always you guys for giving my stuff a go! :)
  7. Wild_Huntress Jedi Master

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    Jul 15, 2002
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    Awww, I really don't have time to start following another of your fics, obi_ew. So what am I gonna do? Read it anyway. :) Great beginning. I love your Xani stories.
  8. sheleigh Jedi Master

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    Jan 31, 2002
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    Stupid me! I can't believe that I thought Obi-Wan wouldn't be front and center! *whacks self on head, stirring up her once again pounding headache*


    The Forces of nature hate me... no pun intended.


    8-}
  9. obi_ew Force Ghost

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    Wild_Huntress :_| I know! Was it only a week ago I was moaning about no Obi stories? Now their everywhere! :D Thanks for putting me on your list! :)

    Sheleigh Now listen here missy,self mutilation is not allowed on these boards! [face_laugh] I ,like Shan,enjoy Obi/Xan together! Hope you guys do too!
  10. Siri_Z Jedi Knight

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    Interesting huh? Is that a good thing?

    Always, my friend, is that a good thing when it comes from me. :)

    Till Later~
    Siri
  11. Cascadia Jedi Master

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    Interesting is good, obi_ew. I'm so glad that Obi-Wan will be the main thing in this fic! :) BTW, about how old is Obi in this?

    And I know what you mean about keeping busy reading. I haven't been spending as much time on the 'net recently, due to family concerns. So, I haven't been reading as much. So don't worry about not posting everyday. I'm not sure I could keep up with it very well.

  12. PadawanKitara Force Ghost

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  13. obi_ew Force Ghost

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    Siri I feel much better now! :D

    Cas family concerns I hope everything turns out okay. :( As for Obi I picture him being about 23.

    Padawan Kitara :D
  14. Arwyn_Whitesun Jedi Master

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  15. shanobi Jedi Master

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    Dec 11, 2001
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    OMGoodness, obi_ew! I could have squealed when I saw that you had decided to take this little bunny on :) I'm so psyched about it!

    Of course Obi will be front and center with Xan--never doubted that for a moment! O'ye of little faith :D What a powerful start too--I was hooked from the very first sentence.

    As for the ending, I really hadn't thought that far beyond what I had left for a bunny. I'm sure you will come up with something great though. :) As for not posting daily--all i can say is thank you! Really!! I mean it. I'm lucky to get here twice a week so now I wont have to worry about missing all kinds of posts :)

    I can't wait to see what happens next and how everyone is going to interact with each other. My Xan/Obi fic is kind of on hold for now--so you are my fix at the moment :) Can't wait for the next one.

    --Shan

    oh, you've just made my day! :)
  16. Cascadia Jedi Master

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    Apr 15, 2002
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    Oh, it's nothing to worry about, obi_ew. I'm sorry if it came across that way. :) I've just cut back on my online time for more family time.
  17. sabercrazy Jedi Master

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    Jun 2, 2002
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    Xan is the chosen one hmm? Well that's...different...

    :p j/k

    Looks really good.

    MORE?
  18. obi_ew Force Ghost

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    Apr 14, 2002
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    Arwyn How in the world do you find time to read other people's fics? :eek: Deeply honored your taking the time for mine! :)

    Shan It's all your fault! :D The minute I read the bunny and took a sec to really think about it ,the darn thing jumped up and grabbed me by the throat! :D Glad you liked the beginning and I hope I can maintain it! :( Um but did you say something about your fic being on hold? :mad: That is totally unacceptable !

    Cas Oh Good! Family time is very important! :)

    Sabercrazy Different can be good! Just think,no whiney Ani to deal with! [face_laugh]
  19. Jedi_Suzuran Jedi Grand Master

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    May 22, 2002
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    *pokes head in*

    No postie? :_| :_|

    Oh well, duty calls.

    *sits down, keeping an eye on obi_ew*

    Just doing my daily stalking. :D
  20. obi_ew Force Ghost

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    [face_plain] obi-ew whispers to self, I feel like I'm being watched! [face_laugh] Oh well off to write! :D
  21. Jedi_Suzuran Jedi Grand Master

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    May 22, 2002
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    Woo-hoo, stalking works!!!!
    :D :D [face_devil] [face_devil]
    :D
  22. sheleigh Jedi Master

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    Jan 31, 2002
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    Note... stalking works.

    *laughs*

    I'm not going to stalk... I'll just beg pathetically!

    *stares at homework* IT'S EATING ME! HELP!! 8-}
  23. obi_ew Force Ghost

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    Jedi_Suzuran :D

    Sheleigh :eek: Should I call 911?

    CHAPTER TWO

    Rojan and his fellow guard and friend Dax,let the limp body fall bonelessly onto the small cot in the cell.As Dax stood back against the door with his blaster drawn,Rojan did a check of the prisoner's injuries.

    "Patch him up,he says .How am I supposed to do that without any medical supplies?" He asked his companion .

    Dax shrugged helplessly.

    Muttering in frustration Rojan ran his hands gently along the prisoners rib cage eliciting a broken cry.Looking up he found a pair of deep blue pain filled eyes watching him.

    "Sorry.I thought you were still out of it."He apologized.

    The prisoner's gaze settled briefly on Dax before returning to rest piercingly on Rojan.A badly shaking hand unclipped something from the mans belt and Dax hurriedly brought his blaster up.Freezing,Xanatos reached out and gently brushed against the guards mind with the Force.

    { I mean you no harm. }

    Dax shook his head in confusion but slowly lowered the weapon.Xanatos pressed a datachip into Rojan's hand.The man looked at it curiously.

    "What is it?" He asked.

    "My financial..chip.I'll pay you two..well.Help me." Xanatos gasped through teeth clenched in pain.

    Rojan looked back over his shoulder and Dax met his gaze with a look of deep interest.Turning back he studied the prisoner intently.

    "Your in pretty bad shape pal.Let's worry about these wounds and then we'll talk." He said.

    Nodding,Xanatos let the pain and sickness pull him back under, into oblivion.Where he dreamt.

    Dreamt of a Temple with tall spirals that reached up to the sky.

    Friends he'd had to turn his back on.

    And a young boy with ever changing eyes and a radiantly bright spirit.

    _____________________________________________

    It was brutally hot and the dust was so thick in the air he had difficulty breathing.Pulling his cloak tightly around himself he huddled under the hood and swept the barren landscape with his eyes.

    He had no idea where he was.Nothing about this bleak place stirred any familiar memories.The ground beneath his booted feet was hard and brown.No life grew here.The sky above him was a dull grey causing him to squint in the thick gloom.

    Eyes that matched that sky perfectly were trained unblinkingly on a small building that sat in front of him,the only object to break the empty plains.Something was pulling him toward that building.A voice in the back of his head urged him to go in there and offer help.

    Perhaps even more disturbing was the fact that the voice was hauntingly familiar.An elusive phantom from somewhere in his past.Quieting his mind he strained to hear what the voice was whispering.

    [ He needs you.Go to him.You know in your heart that there is still good in him.Don't let him fall.Save him! ]

    Drawing in a deep breath his feet suddenly propelled him forward in a ground eating pace.Stopping abruptly in front of the building's door he placed his hands palms flat against it and leaned forward with his eyes closed.

    Emotions beat against the opposite side like a giant fist demanding to be released.

    Pain.Agony.Fear.Despair.Anger.

    [ Hurry.He can't hold out much longer.You must save the Chosen One! ]

    Reaching down his hand fumbled with the handle in his haste to get inside.Finally he managed to grasp it and push the door open,stepping inside quickly.

    In stark contrast to the gloom he had just been in,the room he entered was flooded with a soft comforting light.The air on the other hand was bitterly cold,causing his breath to appear in puffs of white condensation.

    A sobbing sound drew his attention to a far corner where he saw a dark heavily cloaked figure standing menacingly over a body that lay at it's feet.

    He felt an invisible force pulling his eyes toward the prone body that lay on its side facing him.He could tell that it was a grown man even curled into a fetal position as it was.Long black hair covered the man's face hiding it from his view.

    The cloaked figure cackled maniacally
  24. Jedi_Suzuran Jedi Grand Master

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    May 22, 2002
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    Yay, first reply! :)
    Oooh, very nice! [face_love]
    I loved the dream that Obi has.

    More!!!!!

    Please. :D

    *sits back to wait for more* :D
  25. obi-wannabe_1138 Jedi Knight

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    Wow... Powerful post, was that. Powerful post. Love it obi_ew!
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