A.N: My first fic so hope it all goes well let me know! Based on the characters from JA books but not really following a story particularly.
Disclaimer: I do not own these characters or any other things to do with Star Wars, although I wish I was the creator of these wonderful stories.
Inside Hurtful Eyes
Chapter 1: The Known War
She sat there in the dark, waiting. She did not know when he would return for her but it was certain that it would happen. Siri, a small humanoid girl with copper hair rocked back and forth on the spot. Her muscles were tired and sore, aching from the furious attack she just scraped away from. That's what can be said for her but it was a different story for the rest of the Jedi party she arrived with.
The Jedi Council had received an urgent request from the small, but hostile planet called Malidaor, in the Outer Rim. The planet was in a civil war, it had already caused great unease in the Senate due to the assassination of the Empress of the Planet, Taliqui. Some of the rebellion groups were taking over the planet, fighting over the throne and wealth the crown had. It was believed that the fighting started after one of the government officials was suspect to have given a high bribe to one gang leader to kill the other gang leader. They assumed that this was the work of Taliqui and her fate was sealed. Further taunts were heard of from sources that none were able to trace, therefore causing a great unease and wave of overpowering distrust in the planet, which extended to other worlds.
Obi-Wan a ginger haired 14 year old boy, stood nervously outside the ornate and heavy Council Chamber door. Behind him sitting on the edge of a delicate looking table was his Master Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn. They had been summoned by Master Yoda himself, which instantly alerted the pair to the fact that this was an extremely important situation. The doors opened and the pair of them entered. Qui-Gon could sense the excitement in the young Padawan beside him, but there was also a strange emotion emitting from deep inside his apprentice. The pair took their place in the center of the room; Obi-Wan took a brief, unnoticeable moment to gaze around at the many council members in the room.
'Word we have received from the temporary leader of Malidaor, critical has this war become; urgent is the need for peace.' Said Master Yoda, who was sitting comfortably in his small chair.
'We are sending another Jedi team with you, Adi Gallia and her Padawan Siri will also be traveling with you. If more assistance is required you are asked to contact us immediately on the emergency frequency, it is a hostile planet and peace is needed there to stabilize the whole area and the senate. You will be leaving tomorrow, gather as much information as you can, may the force be with you.' the strong and serene Mace Windu said.
The two Jedi bowed graciously and abruptly left the Council Chamber.
Obi-Wan closed his eyes; this was the most dangerous mission he had been on. He turned to look at Qui-Gon. Looking up at this man, his mentor, his father figure, he doubted that he would be able to show him the progress and improvement that he wanted. It was hard for Obi-Wan to become Qui-Gon's apprentice and hi biggest fear was to lose his master's trust and ultimately lose his master's guidance and end up as the agri-corp worker he was originally destined to be. It was on the day of his 13th birthday, when he officially became Qui-Gon's Padawan Learner that he made a silent and secret vow that he would not let his master down, no matter what.
Qui-Gon walked silently down the corridor, he felt uncertain. Was Obi-Wan ready for this mission? He was after all only a fourteen year old boy, but Qui-Gon knew that Obi-Wan was very skilled, he was in a lightsaber higher than the rest of his age group and he was highly gifted in the Force and he had placed upon him great expectations. He looked down at his apprentice, his gaze was set in concentration, everything was perfect about Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon knew that he had made the right choice by accepting the will of the Force and allowing Obi-Wan to become his Padawan Learner.
Qui-Gon paused outside the door to his quarters, he watched as Obi-Wan bid farewell to him, he replied with a small nod of his head.
'I will speak to you later Padawan, you must prepare for tomorrow.'
Qui-Gon watched as Obi-Wan continued down the corridor, he was a strong minded and confident adolescent; he followed him with his eyes. He was about to turn the corner when something caught his attention. It was only small thing, but Obi-Wan's step faltered. He swayed a little and continued walking. Qui-Gon knew what he needed to do, he had to talk to Obi-Wan, he was either hiding his emotions from him or he was keeping something from him, each bought bout worry from inside him, but he suppressed it. it was not serious; yet.