A/N: a funny story I thought of while waiting for a Little League baseball game to start. I'm going to be strange and make people the age I want them to be so it all fits. In this fic, it takes place between TPM and AotC. Anakin is 14, Boba is 10, and Barriss is 11. How do I pull that off? Ha, like I can figure that out! So sue me.

Disclaimer: All characters belong to ME! ME-ME-ME-ME-ME-ME-ME-ME! and that George Lucas guy too, I guess... :P


Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan Anakin Skywalker sat on the couch watching television in their quarters in the Jedi Temple. More accurately, they were watching 'Trading Spaces' on TLC.

"I don't know why you like this show, Anakin."

"It's a good show."

"I want to watch the X-Files."

"That's too bad."

"Give me the remote, Anakin."


"Stop being childish and give me that remote!" Obi-Wan lunged at his apprentice across the couch.

"Now who's being childish?" Anakin taunted, waving the remote just out of reach.

"Fine," Obi-Wan made a small gesture at the television.

"I don't think you're supposed to use the Force to change the channel, Master," Anakin noted. He then used the remote to change the channel back just in time for a commercial.

It was a red screen that showed mailing information and a website. An overly cheerful voice over asked, "How would you like to be on intergalactic television? Live in someone else's shoes for a month? Now, with TLC's new show, Trading Families, you'll get to see what another being across the galaxy does for a month! Just send a short paragraph about yourself to the address on your screen, or go onto our website and fill out the application form. Must be eighteen or younger to enter."

Anakin turned to his Master and opened his mouth wide.

"No, Anakin."


"You have Jedi studies to attend to."

"It's just a month! Please, can I at least enter? It's not like I'm gonna win or anything," the fourteen-year-old pouted.

"Alright, fine. But I have a bad feeling about this..."

-xXx- KAMINO –xXx-

"Dad, did you see that!" An excited Boba Fett sat up straighter on the couch. "Can I-"

"No, Boba," his father, Jango Fett answered.


"Do you think I want to live with somebody else for the next month? Uh-uh, not gonna happen."

"Please? It's not like I'm gonna win or anything..." Boba looked with big brown eyes at his father.

"Okay," Jango conceded. "But I have a bad feeling about this..."


"Now look what you've done, Anakin!" Obi-Wan held a letter in his hand. The Master and the apprentice were in Kenobi's room, Anakin sitting on the bed.

"I'm sorry, Master."

"You're going to go live with-"

"YEAH! I WON!" Anakin stood up and started jumping on Obi-Wan's bed. "WHOO-HOO!"

"You're going to live with a bounty hunter named Jango Fett."

Anakin was so shocked that he lost concentration and landed with an "Oomph!" on the bed. "A bounty hunter?"

-xXx- KAMINO –xXx-

Boba fell out of the co-pilot's chair on the Slave I. "A Jedi?"

"Someone called Obi-Wan Kenobi," Jango said, staring at the letter with distaste. "And I'm stuck with some pussy called Anakin Skywalker."

"Yeah, well you've only got one Jedi! I'm going to have to be with a whole temple of them!"

"And who wanted to enter this contest, Boba?"

Silence, then-


A/N: sorry this wasn't very funny, and also rather out-of-character, but hey! If you made it this far, why not stick around and read the next chapter?