This is a one-shot, but I might consider making it a multi-chaptered story. Please send feedback. I OWN NOTHING!

A really short version of The Phantom Menace

Nute Gunray, the evil bipedal slug, stared at TC-14, shocked. "What? What did you say?"

"The ambassadors are Jedi knights, I believe," responded the silver protocol droid.

Daultray Dofine, Nute's second in command, was obviously shaken. "I knew it. They're here to force a settlement."

Nute turned to Dofine. "Distract them. I will contact Lord Sidious."

Dofine looked at Gunray incredulously. "Are you brain dead? I'm not going in there with two Jedi. Send a droid. While we're at it, let's poison their drinks, too.

"Brilliant idea, Daultray. I wonder why I didn't think of that."

TC-14 entered the waiting room, carrying two drinks. The droid found the Jedi a bit fidgety.

"Is it in their nature to make us wait this long?" inquired Obi-wan.

"No," replied Qui-gon. "I sense an unusual amount of fear for something as trivial as this trade dispute."

The two Jedi then promptly took the cups offered to them and, completely ignoring Qui-gon's words, drunk the contents. A few seconds later they both fell down dead. The two Viceroys observed via a surveillance camera hidden in the room.

"That was ridiculously easy!" exclaimed Gunray.

Dofine agreed. "They didn't even question the contents of the cups." I thought Jedi were supposed all wise and wizardry."

Nute nodded. "Well, time to send in the invasion on Naboo. With the two Jedi dead, this will be quite easy."