Victorian Winter

So Much For The Negotiations - The Saber in the Stone 01

So Much For The Negotiations
By Susan Anthony (
Notes: at the end of the story

"Master, I'm sorry but you've always taught me to use whatever weapon comes to hand." The padawan looked a bit sheepish as he stood before his master.
He held his hands clasped together, hidden in the sleeves of his brown robe as he watched his usually serene master pace the length of the
large room. In the three years he had been Master Qui-Gon Jinn's padawan learner, Obi-Wan had never seen the man pace.

Master Qui-Gon Jinn glanced at his student and then rubbed his forehead as if he felt a headache coming on.

"I understand that, Padawan, just as I know you meant no harm. Your actions certainly incited victory for the King's faction." The older Jedi groaned under his breath. "Or should I say, former King."

Obi-Wan blushed as he glanced at the gleaming circlet of gold the rowdy, victorious knights had insisted he wear. Now it lay almost accusingly on the velvet seat of the large throne that dominated the room. "Surely we can do something to convince them to pick someone else, Master," Obi-Wan began in a worried tone. "I mean, just think of what the Council will say!"

Qui-Gon froze in his tracks and felt a full body shudder wrack his tall frame. Oh Ancestors. He hadn't considered the Council yet. He turned to his apprentice and approached him slowly.

"Obi-Wan, my dear apprentice, my most favorite padawan," he began hopefully as he laid his large hands on his student's shoulders. "I don't suppose you tried to stick the sword *back* into the stone, did you?"


Disclaimer: these characters do not belong to me. They belong to the creator of Star Wars and whoever first began telling stories of King Arthur.
Pairing: None yet
Archive: Master_Apprentice, Twisting the Hellmouth, my live journal
Spoilers: none for Star Wars anyway
Series: Obi-Wan Pendragon; The Saber in the Stone
Summary: Never leave implements of destruction just lying about the countryside.
Feedback: Very welcome.

Notes: This was written long ago but since it's a crossover, I thought I'd post it here. I always kinda giggle when I read it.

More Notes: Thanks for the beta Maig!