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Saga Anakin's Baby Book (Obi-Wan, Anakin, immediately post-TPM)

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction- Before, Saga, and Beyond' started by pronker, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. pronker

    pronker Force Ghost star 4

    Jan 28, 2007
    Title: Anakin's Baby Book

    Author: pronker

    Rated: G

    Era: Immediately post-The Phantom Menace

    Disclaimer: I own neither Disney nor Lucasfilm, make no profit from this fanfiction set in Star Wars, and I am neither Walt nor George.

    Summary: Obi-Wan learns to cherish the moment, at last.

    A/N: This is dedicated to stories which often consider the Master/Padawan bond beginning at very tender ages, and even in infancy. Wondrous are the ways of the Force.


    "Standard new Padawan issue. Any complaints, bring it back. Next in line!"

    Obi-Wan shuffled away from Quartermaster K'aki's half-door, arms stuffed with robes, boots, and a mysterious box stamped 'J. Temple All-N-One Padawan Kit.' Anakin had protested that he was a big boy now and did not need anyone to hold his hand while he got shots and so Obi-Wan was alone in the morning for the first time since Qui-Gon's pyre. Obi-Wan had watched his new Padawan march through the Healers' swinging doors, shrugged and then resolved to utilize his time efficiently, as Master Qui-Gon had taught. He had made his way to the Quartermaster and then homeward.


    Obi-Wan sagged onto a meditation pad. Fifteen minutes later, fresh from the Force, he dumped the box's contents onto the floor in front of his crossed legs. Items spilled willy-nilly, Merit Beads rolled and lightsaber makings glittered. A plainly-bound book came to rest beside his right hand, along with a pot of ink and a balana thranta quill. A book? Only the most important data, the most lasting, was committed to actual paper. He opened to the preface.

    Jedi Temple All-Purpose Baby Book. For use by Masters only, for Padawans of any age. Some categories will apply to you.

    There was a dedication page.

    Whether you are bonded to an infant, a toddler, or a 'tween, you will record only the most serious events in indelible ink. All frivolous occurrences will enliven the rest of your memories. You will need them to sweeten the upcoming decade or two. May The Force Be With You.

    If this is your first Padawan, you will call upon the Force more than ever before.

    There began a list with a series of check boxes, with space beside to add dates.

    First time Padawan kept you awake all night.

    Write brief account of how you chose your Padawan. Attach additional sheets if necessary.

    First argument over frequency of visits from Padawan's Grandmaster.

    First time Padawan got lost:

    At the beach.

    At the Jedi Temple Annual Picnic and Open Temple Tour.

    At the Zoological Gardens.

    At the Coruscanti Fair, by the games of chance.

    In Initiates' Hall.

    First time Padawan said, "I hate you, Master."

    First trip to the Healers', non-emergency.

    First trip to the Healers', emergency.

    Liters of blood needed for transfusion.

    Time spent in coma:




    First dirty look at other Master when his ill-bred, poorly-trained Padawan snubs yours.

    First midnight stumble over toys on floor.

    First death to explain.

    First time you both weep simultaneously.

    First faceplant when Padawan darts in front of you:

    Broken nose for Padawan.

    Broken nose for you.

    First crush that is sort of cute.

    First loss of interest in crush:


    In ten minutes.

    When new crush is inappropriate performer in HoloNet series.

    First time as pilot, when chipped paint on newly-issued:




    First (and ONLY) time through The Talk.

    Second time.

    Third time, so your Padawan can clarify those pesky, final questions which you have.

    First serious attachment.

    Eighteenth recital of the Code in unison.

    Thirty-ninth recital, one at a time.

    Worst argument ever.

    Longest cold shoulder given:
    By Padawan, to you.

    By you, to Padawan.

    Happiest thaw.

    First Sensing of equilibrium attained, more or less, sometimes.

    Greatest pride in Padawan.

    Personal best time to disperse pride into the Force.

    Date of Knighting.

    Obi-Wan dipped the quill into the inkpot.


    The End.
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2024
  2. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

    Sep 16, 2006
    [face_rofl] This just made me laugh too much to pick a favorite part.
  3. pronker

    pronker Force Ghost star 4

    Jan 28, 2007
    Hee, thanks for the r/r -- it was definitely fun to write and picture the milestones!
  4. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Kessel Run Champion star 6 VIP - Game Winner

    Aug 21, 2006
    A great fun to read and would love to see what Obi-Wan is writing in that book
  5. pronker

    pronker Force Ghost star 4

    Jan 28, 2007
    I'm glad you liked it - and yeah, years and years to write in it, makes one rather solemn to think of it.
  6. Book-Geek

    Book-Geek Jedi Knight star 3

    May 28, 2011
    I love the sound of this book! It's hilarious, and all of it is true! I can see old-hermit-on Tatooine Ben going through this book and having fond memories. I think it is safe to say that a turn to the Dark Side counts as the Worst Arguement Ever.
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  7. pronker

    pronker Force Ghost star 4

    Jan 28, 2007
    Oh, definitely - all the rest is just normal, so to speak. Although chipping paint on a cruiser counts as a harrowing close call!
  8. Kahara

    Kahara FFoF Hostess Extraordinaire star 4 VIP - Game Host

    Mar 3, 2001
    Found this while looking through the Big Ol' Index and it's adorable -- only wish I hadn't missed it the first time around! :D

    Aww! [face_love] My favorite ones with the possible exception of "liters of blood". :eek: [face_laugh]
  9. pronker

    pronker Force Ghost star 4

    Jan 28, 2007
    Thanks for the r/r! Events common to big organizations such as group picnics, zoom meetings and baby books must have existed in the Jedi of old, I think.o_O
    Kahara likes this.
  10. LLL

    LLL Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Jul 16, 2000
    Well, this is just ADORABLE.
  11. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Kessel Run Champion star 8 VIP - Game Winner

    Aug 31, 2004
    =D= and [face_laugh] This would make a great diary /journal of sorts. [face_batting]
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  12. Findswoman

    Findswoman Fanfic and Pancakes and Waffles Mod (in Pink) star 5 Staff Member Manager

    Feb 27, 2014
    Very unique concept! I love the idea of a "first Jedi milestones" book like this—it really tells a story in and of itself, and whoo boy, will it even more so once Obi-Wan fills it in! (Though their Worst Argument Ever is very much yet to come! ;) )
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  13. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Kessel Run Champion star 10 VIP - Game Winner

    Mar 26, 2001
    I want to write a collection based on these prompts. My family nickname is Kaki so I’ve laughed at the name of the quartermaster. So delightful.
  14. pronker

    pronker Force Ghost star 4

    Jan 28, 2007
    + LLL
    + WarmNyota_SweetAyesha
    + Findswoman
    + DarthIshtar

    Thanks so much for reading! The responses awakened much nostalgia on this side of the monitor *sniffles* [:D]
  15. LLL

    LLL Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Jul 16, 2000
    Luv ya, Pronk.