A/N: I guess these could be called drabbles more than vignettes, but that's ok. :p I just got to thinking, how did Obi-Wan's childhood friends take his little sojourn on Jabiim, and his captivity afterwards. Starts with Garen.

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Denial

'Jabiim? They've sent him to Jabiim?' Garen Muln stared in disbelief at the newest posting list outside the cafeteria. He had been checking to see if any of his friends were currently on planet, only to discover that one of his best friends had left that morning for Jabiim. Suddenly, he wasn't so hungry anymore.

Slowly, almost in a daze, he trudged back to his quarters. Being sent to Jabiim was as good as putting a lightsaber to your head and lighting it. The realisation that he would never see his childhood friend again hit him like a tonne of bricks and he had to choke back tears. Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan, Anakin Skywalker, were as good as dead.

As he slipped beyond the threshold of his quarters, he could not hold back a wave of sudden nostalgia. Moving, as if on auto-pilot, he made himself a hot chocolate before going to his cupboard and pulling out a box of childhood mementos. He sat there for the rest of the afternoon, going through treasured memories of childhood innocence and mischief, pretending for a while, that all was well.