WELCOME TO A NOT-SO-NORMAL WEEK 3! I know that after my most-popular-story-to-date, A Not-So-Normal Week 2, I have high hopes this story will be even more popular than the last! I also intend to make this the most hilarious one yet! As well as just making it better overall, since my author skills improve with practice.
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DISCLAIMER!: I don't own star wars, and would never take credit for it, however i did create the basic idea of A Not-So-Normal week, so i own stuff like Kit's monkeys. :)
Last time, on A Not-So-Normal Week 2: Everything crazy happened, from peanut butter, to Mortis parodies, to Magic Dust.
This time, on the first chapter of A Not-So-Normal Week 3: It's a new day. Anything can happen, especially when it's a certain Padawan's birthday...
A Not-So-Normal Week 3
Chapter 1: Happy Birthday!
Welcome to a new morning. The sun shone brightly on Coruscant that morning. And it was a special day.
A very special day.
Ahsoka Tano literally jumped out of bed. She took a shower, loving every second of the hot water which ran over her skin, refreshing her.
The young Padawan looked at her reflection in the mirror, her beautiful brown lips set in a smile. Her turquoise eyes were shiny and bright.
Yes, she was very excited.
It was her birthday.
Dressed in her favorite cheery green summer dress, she practically flew to the table, sitting down to wait for Anakin to wake up. She certainly hoped he remembered it was her birthday. She had tried to nonchalantly remind him the day before, but he hadn't made it too evident he had figured it out.
Anakin came out of his room, still in his plaid robe and bunny slippers. He never really liked to get ready before breakfast. Before coming to the table he opened the front door to grab the newspaper, and stopped in the kitchen to start the coffee.
"Good morning, Ahsoka." He said, sitting in his usual place across from his Padawan at the table.
"Morning, Master!" Ahsoka chirped. She waited for as long as she could, which was only about five seconds. "Do you know what today is?"
Anakin chuckled. "How could I forget!" He asked as he went back into the kitchen to get their breakfast.
"It's spring cleaning day!" Anakin exclaimed, putting two plates of toast (one with peanut butter for Ahsoka, and one with jelly for him) on the table.
Ahsoka's expression deflated. "Do… you know what else?"
Anakin thought for a moment as he ate. "Ummm, nope! I've planned a whole day of nothing but cleaning, cleaning, cleaning!" He pulled out a piece of notebook paper, which was roughly scribbled with a schedule. "At nine thirty I plan to mop all the floors. At ten I will clean the bathroom, at ten thirty I dust, at eleven I dust a second time,"
Anakin went on and on. Ahsoka didn't listen.
"There is something else today," Ahsoka was about to tell him, but he cut her off.
"Oh yeah! Of course! How could I forget!" Anakin exclaimed. "I'm getting a new vacuum to help me clean!"
Ahsoka was going to correct him, but he cut her off again.
"Well, I had better go get ready for my big day of cleaning! See ya later, Snips!" Anakin said, and he got up and went into the bathroom.
Ahsoka's shoulders dropped miserably. "I guess he really did forget." She sighed. "Barriss would remember." She decided, so she quickly finished her toast and went to Barriss's quarters.
"Good morning, Ahsoka," Barriss said tiredly as she opened the door.
"Oh, did I wake you up?" Ahsoka asked sheepishly.
Barriss giggled. "Just about. It's ok, though."
"Do you remember what day it is today?" Ahsoka asked excitedly.
"Yep! Spring cleaning day!" Barriss replied, picking up an old mop.
Ahsoka sighed sadly. "Are you sure it's not anything else?"
"You're not going to actually clean with that filthy thing, are you?" Ahsoka exclaimed.
Barriss laughed. "Of course not! Master Unduli got a Swiffer."
"You mean one of those fancy mop things from the commercials?" Ahsoka asked.
"Well, I really gotta get to cleaning. There is a lot of cleaning to do today. So, see ya!" Barriss closed the door.
Ahsoka thought for a minute. Would Obi-Wan remember? He did know her pretty well. There was a good chance.
She approached Obi-Wan's quarters and heard him talking on the phone.
"Oh, yes, Anakin, everything will be ready. Mm hm. Ok, twelve o'clock, sharp, got it. See ya! It's gonna be so much fun!" Obi-Wan said goodbye and hung up.
Obi-Wan opened the door. "Oh! Um, hi Ahsoka!"
"So, what's the thing at twelve o'clock?" Ahsoka asked.
Obi-Wan smiled. "The great Spring Cleaning party!" He declared.
Ahsoka looked miserable. "Oh."
"Anything I can help you with?" Obi-Wan asked.
"I was just wondering if you knew what today was." Ahsoka said.
"Mm hm! Spring cleaning day! It's the best day of the year! Everyone's doing it." Obi-Wan said.
"Everyone?" Ahsoka asked.
"Well, did you know it was also my-"
"Whoops, Ahsoka, I got to go, I have to keep cleaning!" Obi-Wan said. He closed the door.
Ahsoka closed her eyes, feeling absolutely miserable. Everyone had forgotten her birthday. All they cared about was spring cleaning.
The story was the same everywhere she went.
Yoda planned to clean his corndogs all day.
Mace was playing video games.
Plo said if he didn't clean his chess set today, the world would end.
Padme said she had such a mess inside that Ahsoka couldn't even come in.
Aayla was holding a crayon convention on cleaning.
Kit was planning to give all his monkeys baths.
Chuchi said she was going to be gardening.
Everyone was busy!
The poor Padawan went and sat on a bench. There was nothing else to do. She was left all alone on her birthday with no one to celebrate.
She felt like she was sitting there for hours, and technically she was. It was soon twelve o'clock.
"Well, I have nothing else to do. I might as well go back home and make myself some lunch." Ahsoka said to herself, and she began to walk home, feeling ignored and upset.
When she went inside, all the lights were off.
"Master, did something happen to the power?" Ahsoka called.
Then the lights flipped on.
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY AHSOKA!" Everyone shouted in unison. Everyone was there!
"What?" Ahsoka was flat out surprised. "I thought everyone had forgotten my birthday!" She said with a slight laugh.
"We would never forget your birthday!" Anakin cried. "Would we?"
"No!" Everyone said. Except Yoda.
"Here, why are we again?" He asked.
"It's Ahsoka's birthday." Anakin said.
"Oh. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!"
Ahsoka was absolutely elated.
"We just had to not tell you, or it wouldn't be a surprise!" Anakin said.
"You guys are the best!" Ahsoka said happily.
"Aw, shucks," Anakin said, blushing.
Ahsoka smiled and rolled her eyes.
"Let's open presents! Then we can eat lunch." Anakin said.
"Yippee!" Ahsoka cried.
The party guests were Anakin, Ahsoka (yeah she counts), Obi-Wan, Barriss, Chuchi, Yoda, Mace, Aayla, Padme, Rex, Kit, all Kit's monkeys, Plo, and Ki-Adi.
"Since it's Ahsoka's party, she gets to choose which gift she opens first." Anakin said.
Ahsoka looked at all the wonderful beautifully wrapped presents everyone had brought.
"Before I open them, I'd just like to thank you all for putting this party together. This is the best birthday ever!" Ahsoka declared.
Now, Ahsoka picked a present. She decided to open Anakin's first.
It was a little pickle dolly, which had the body of a pickle (not a real one), but on its head it had headtails that looked like hers, but green instead of blue.
"Aww!" Ahsoka squealed. "It's sooooo cute!" She got up and hugged her master. "Thanks, Skyguy!"
Anakin grinned. "You're welcome!"
"Now for Obi-Wan's." Ahsoka said. She took the gift bag, and removed the pretty purple paper. It was a rock. Ahsoka gasped. "Another rock! Yippee! Thanks Obi-Wan!"
Ahsoka then reached for Barriss's gift. Barriss had got her a miniature doll house made of watermelon and cheddar cheese.
"I love it!" Ahsoka exclaimed. "Thanks, Barriss!"
Just then, the door opened unexpectedly. It was Bob.
He stomped up to Ahsoka. "Why didn't you invite me?" He shouted.
Ahsoka was taken aback. "I-" she tried to say, but Bob cut her off.
"I thought I was your friend!" He wailed, and started crying.
"Bob- I-" Ahsoka didn't even know what to say.
Anakin came to her rescue. "Bob, I planned this party, it was a surprise for Ahsoka. I didn't know you… wanted to come so badly. You're welcome to stay."
Ahsoka sighed with relief and shot her master a thankful grin. Anakin returned it.
"YAY! I CAN STAY!" Bob cheered. He held out a box wrapped in green paper. "I got you a present."
Ahsoka opened it. It was a frozen mushroom pizza. "A pizza…" She said, staring questioningly at the box. "thanks…"
"You're welcome! I just knew you would love it!" Bob declared. He went and sat down next to Barriss. Barriss scooted slowly away from him.
Ahsoka chose Chuchi's present next. She tore off the silvery pink wrapping. It was a pair of rainbow socks that glow in the dark.
"Ooh! These are really pretty!" Ahsoka said. "Thank you Chuchi!"
Chuchi smiled. "You're welcome!"
Ahsoka picked up a small box. "Who is this from?"
"Me! From me it is!" Yoda cried.
"Ok," Ahsoka said, and she opened the box. It was a package of pink lemonade flavored ham. Ahsoka's eyebrows raised. "Interesting. Thanks, Yoda."
Ahsoka picked up Mace's present. She took the tissue paper out of the bag and unwrapped the item that was securely wrapped in more tissue paper.
It was a container of peanut butter face cream. The Padawan curiously opened the container.
Then she stuck her hand in and ate some.
"Snips! Why did you just eat that?" Anakin cried.
Ahsoka spluttered. "It said it was peanut butter!"
"It's face cream, Snips." Anakin told her, showing her the label.
"Oh…" Ahsoka blushed.
Anakin rolled his eyes.
"Well, thank you, Mace." Ahsoka said with a slight smile.
Next was Aayla. Ahsoka found the blue present and opened it. It was a set of crayons. But, as Ahsoka looked closer at the colors, she realized they were very special crayons. There was Pickle Green, Peanut Butter Tan, Coffee Brown, Lightsaber Green (which glows in the dark), and Togruta Orange.
"This is awesome! Thanks Aayla." Ahsoka said.
"I got them from the finest crayon shop." Aayla said.
"I can see that, they look very good quality." Ahsoka pointed out.
"I would never buy any less." Aayla stated plainly.
Ahsoka nodded, and picked up the envelope from Padme. It was a gift card to The Store With Every Pointless Thing You Can Think Of. She gasped. "Thanks, Padme! I love shopping there!" She stuck the gift card in her pocket. "You know, that's where I get most of the stuff that I put in my pocket."
"That explains a lot, Snips." Anakin murmured.
Ahsoka took the present from Rex next. It was not wrapped very good. It was wrapped in ripped up newspaper, and tons of tape. She opened it. It was a comic book called "Super Rubber Ducky Woman."
"I've never heard of this comic book before." Ahsoka said.
"It's the most awesome comic book ever! I have all the video games. Literally!" Rex cried. That's when Ahsoka noticed Rex was wearing a T-shirt that said "Super Rubber Ducky Woman" on it, and it had a large rubber ducky on the front.
"Ok, I'll be sure to read it." Ahsoka said with a smile.
Ahsoka picked Kit's present next. It was a small plastic ball. She gasped. "A plastic ball! It looks just like Lucy!"
Anakin face palmed.
Ahsoka hugged the plastic ball.
Kit's monkeys grabbed a present and gave it to Ahsoka.
"Aw, you guys got me a present too?" Ahsoka asked the monkeys.
Ahsoka unwrapped the present which was poorly wrapped in tissues and tape. It was a nail clipper.
"Oh, thank you, monkeys," She said, looking at the little nail clipper.
Plo was next.
Ahsoka took the sparkly gift bag and tore out the tissue paper. There was a T-shirt that said "I love pickles", and a plank of wood.
"Thanks, Master Plo!" She said. She fingered the plank of wood. "What is this for, though?"
"That, Little Soka, is my most prized plank of wood. I took it straight out of my collection of wood planks." Plo explained.
Ahsoka gasped. "You mean, this is the plank of wood you used to keep in the golden trophy case?"
"Yes. By giving you this, I am trusting you with the most responsibility you can ever have as a wood plank owner. I have faith that you can take good care of it." Plo said.
"Wow, thanks, Master Plo." Ahsoka said.
"You're welcome, Little Soka."
Now Ahsoka took the last present, which was from Ki-Adi. However, the bag was empty.
Ki-Adi stood up. "I couldn't think of what to get you, so I decided I would write a song and dance routine instead."
He dragged a stage out of the closet and snapped his fingers. The monkeys scampered over to the light switch and clicked it off, then they put up a disco ball and spotlight on Ki-Adi.
"HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO AHSOKA, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! I LOVE LITTLE RAINBOW PUPPIES THAT DANCE IN GROCERY STORES! AND EVEN MORE THAN THAT I LOVE TO COOK TOAST THEN I EAT IT! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO AHSOKA, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! I HAVE A LITTLE BUTTON IN MY ROOM THAT MAKES MUSTARD SQUIRT OUT OF THE COUCH, AND I LOVE COLLECTING ROCKS AND SELLING LEMONADE! HAPPY BIRTHDAY AHOSKA!" He ended his weird song.
By this time everyone was staring at him with their jaws on the ground.
"Woo! Woo hoo!" Ahsoka was cheering and clapping. "That was the most awesome song ever!"
Anakin shook himself out of his daze. "Umm, let's eat lunch!"
Ahsoka clapped her hands. "Goodie! I'm starved."
So they all sat around the big table, and ate peanut butter sandwiches and pickles. Of course, for drinks they had coffee. Anakin only let Ahsoka have some because it was her birthday.
Ahsoka had at least six cups of coffee. "EEEE!" She squealed.
"What is it?" Anakin asked.
"I'M HYPER!" She cried.
"I can imagine." Anakin murmured.
"LET'S HAVE CAKE!" Ahsoka exclaimed.
So Anakin got out the cake, which was an ice cream cake. It had coffee ice cream, peanut butter cake, and pickle frosting.
Then they all sang to Ahsoka.
"Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Ahsoka, happy birthday to you!" They all sang.
"Now we sing it in Kel Dor!" Plo cried. He sang happy birthday in Kel Dor, which no one but Ahsoka and Plo himself understood.
"That was beautiful!" Ahsoka exclaimed. "Thank you, Master Plo."
"That sounded like BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH." Said Rex.
"What was that anyways?" Aayla asked.
"Kel Dor." Ahsoka and Plo said in unison. Ahsoka giggled.
"I thought for sure it was Italian." Mace muttered.
Everyone stared at him.
"Why does everyone always do that after I say something?" Mace cried.
Anakin sighed. "Let's cut the cake!"
"But…" Obi-Wan said, "don't cut the cheese."
Everyone stared at Obi-Wan. He turned bright red. "Why is everyone staring at me?" He asked nervously.
Ahsoka face palmed.
"Aaaanyway," Anakin said, "I'm going to slice the cake now."
So Anakin served everybody each a large slice of cake.
Ahsoka devoured hers.
Rex picked at it cautiously. "This looks like something out of a science fiction movie!"
Yoda looked at him. "Live in a science fiction movie we do."
Ahsoka screamed. "We do?"
Aayla scoffed. "Don't listen to anything Yoda says. Yoda is a freak with a serious mental problem."
Yoda smirked. "Aayla is smart."
Aayla blushed. "Why thank you,"
Anakin burst out laughing. "But you said not to listen to Yoda!"
The red in Aayla's face darkened in anger. "Yoda you are a freak!"
"I don't really like this cake." Rex said.
"Then why did you eat it all?" Anakin asked, giggling.
Rex, shocked, looked down at his plate and saw all his cake was gone. "I didn't eat it!"
Everyone else looked at their plates too, and saw the cake they hadn't liked was also gone.
"Well what happened to it?" Anakin asked.
Suddenly Ahsoka burped, then blushed deep crimson. "Excuse me," She said, embarrassed.
"Ahsoka? You ate everyone's cake?" Anakin cried.
"No one wanted it," Ahsoka replied, "I couldn't let it go to waste." Her cheeks were still bright red.
Anakin sighed. "Well, I guess that means the party's over."
"Awww," Everyone said in unison, disappointed.
"It's ok. You can all go home and play with…" Anakin pulled out small goodie bags. "your party favors! There's a slide whistle in there."
"Love slide whistles I do!" Yoda cheered.
That made everyone happy, so they all said goodbye and happy birthday again to Ahsoka, and left.
"So, what do you want to do for the rest of your birthday, Ahsoka?" Anakin asked. "We can do something else to celebrate, just me and you."
Ahsoka thought for a moment. "I'm not sure."
"Well, we could-"
"Wait! I got it! Let's go to Yarn Land!" Ahsoka exclaimed.
Anakin frowned. "…Yarn Land?" He asked.
"Mm hm." Ahsoka nodded, "It's the land made of lots of colorful yarn. They even have hotels there!"
"Cool! We can stay at yarn land for a couple days then." Anakin said.
"Yippee!" Ahsoka cried.
"You start packing, I'll call and make reservations for the hotel." Anakin said, and that's exactly what they did.
Stay tuned for their adventure to Yarn Land! Also, I have a poll going on right now to decide on some things i should add to this story. So check it out, if you want :D