For all of my fellow readers out there, I spent the past few weeks looking for the ending to Destiny's Heartache, I looked and I looked, but I could not find it, if anyone wants to finish it, they have my permission. On a lighter note, here is my newest story. It starts out in the TPM era, but the majority of the story is post-JA. Title: Where the heart is. Genre:Angst, Angst, Angst, and a bit of dry humor. major AU Characters: Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, OC, Yoda, surprise people Timeframe-JA-TPM Keywords: AU, Angst, Family, death, flashback Summary: When a mysterious knight walks in on a sparring session between a master and her Padawan, the master tells her Padawan the knight's story. Notes: This is my second posted story. Disclaimer: I am just playing in this universe. Anything in // is italics. Anything in () is bold. In one of the many sparring rooms in the Jedi Temple, a young Padawan is sparring with her master. The Padawan is a mere fourteen years old but is wise beyond her years. She has blue eyes and the purest blonde hair. A man walks into the sparring room, he is wearing the robes of a Knight, the only thing that was weird about it was that the Padawan had never seen the Knight before. "Master, who is that?" the young Padawan asked, putting down her lightsaber. The master sees her Padawan put down her lightsaber. She takes a look at the Jedi who just walked into the room. She gasps upon realizing who it is. "An old friend, Padawan," she replied. "He doesn't look so well, Master. Shouldn't we go over to him and see how he's doing?" The master smiled at her Padawan's compassion. Always wanting to help. But her friend looked horrible, like he's been through so much in so little time. She knew the knight since she could remember. Her friend had always been different, for he had something that no one else in the Temple had, a father. "No Padawan," the master said flashing back to the present, "he wants to be left alone." The master knew what was coming, so before the inevitable "Why?" came, she walked over to a bench that was on the opposite side of the room from where the knight sat. She sat her Padawan down, and began to tell her tale. ********************************************* /Many years before that/ "Come on, just one more push!" the healer said to Mariana Jinn. "It's almost here!" "Qui-Gon," Mariana moaned. Qui-Gon Jinn walked over to his wife. He saw that she was in a lot pain. He wanted to remove the pain from her, but the healer was blocking him. Mariana moaned one more time, and the cry of a newborn echoed in the white healer's ward room. "It's a boy," the healer said, first wrapping the baby in a blanket and then placing the newborn into Mariana's hands. "Oh, Qui-Gon, he's perfect, what should we name him?" Mariana said in a soft voice just barely above a whisper. Qui-Gon thought for a moment. "Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan Benjamin-Kenobi Jinn." Qui-Gon said, taking both the name that he and Mariana picked out, and Mariana's maiden name. "It's perfect, Qui-Gon." Mariana's breath fell short. "Promise me this Qui-Gon." Qui-Gon knew the end was near. He took Obi-Wan from Mariana. "Anything, Mariana, anything," Qui-Gon Jinn said with tears running down his eyes. "Promise me that you won't let him go to the creche. You will raise him as he should be, your son, and take him as your Padawan when he is old enough." "But, Mariana, Xanatos..." "Promise me." Qui-Gon nodded, and with that Mariana Kenobi-Jinn died, leaving her husband and newborn son. Like? Dislike?