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Gungan to the left

The Conversation (G)

By : Master Chbel

Archived on: Monday, October 21, 2002

Qui-Gon takes a moment to reflect on events and is interrupted by his former master, Count Dooku.

Qui-Gon stood, his arms behind his back staring blindly at the thick Coruscant traffic that always traveled in perfect lines. Any deviation from those lines would bring disaster.

Disaster. If he was correct (and he knew he was), and his attacker on Tatooine was Sith, then a disaster was inevitable--yet the council sat in their tower denying the truth. Couldn't they see the Republic was in turmoil? Or were they deliberately ignoring it? He didn't know anymore.

It sometimes seemed he didn't know anything. There were always more questions without answers these days. Could the Jedi continue to defend the ideals of the Republic when the Republic senators ignored them? Over the years, he'd watched the senate grow more quagmired in bureaucracy and self interest. The better good of the Republic was a distant second place--if it was even in the running anymore.

He sighed as he remembered the brief, but intense fight with the fiery warrior. It had been close--closer than he cared to think about. The warrior was well trained and strong in the Darkside.

There was no question in Qui-Gon's mind, the warrior was Sith. There had been vague rumors and whispers of a growing interest in the Sith over the years, but nothing had been done to really investigate if there was more to that interest than a few misguided individuals. It was as if the council somehow believed that by ignoring the problem it would go away.

"It won't go away," a deep voice said from behind him. "Hello, my young Padawan. Once again your thoughts are so deep that anyone can sneak up on you."

"Master," Qui-Gon said with a smile as he turned. "It is good to see you again."

Dooku bowed his head. "It has been too long my friend. Much too long. But I see that nothing here has changed. Once again you have stirred up the council."

"And once again they ignore me," Qui-Gon retorted. "How can they be so naive?"

Dooku shrugged. "The ways of the council are deep and mysterious, even to me." He motioned toward the Coruscant sky traffic. "They like everything in neat, orderly patterns. It is one reason I chose to live elsewhere. The council was pleased with my decision, I am now only a minor annoyance."

"They can't continue to ignore me..."

"My friend, realize you are not alone. Since you left me, I have been researching these rumors of the Sith. There is much the council has ignored." Dooku smiled sadly. "The Sith never left us. They just hid well. There are always just two--a master and an apprentice. The way of the Sith is a way of secrecy, betrayal and mistrust. The only way for the apprentice to become a master..." He shrugged. Qui-Gon understood the unfinished sentence--the master had to die, probably at the hands of the apprentice.

"That's why you are here? To offer more evidence the Sith have returned?"

Dooku shook his head sadly. "That was not why I was summoned, but I shall bring the subject up. The Darkside grows stronger. You have sensed its growing chaos. I trained you too well for you not to have felt the lurking darkness."

"My apprentice has sensed it too," Qui-Gon admitted. "But it's vague, unformed."

"It will form. Unfortunately the council will not act until it does. They are old..." Dooku raised his hand slightly. "Old in thought and belief. For a thousand years the Sith have hidden from us--and in that time, the council and the Jedi have become complacent, and I fear they will not acknowledge the danger until it is too late. The Sith have not been idle. They have developed an understanding of the use of power far beyond our own." Dooku shook his head. "The kind of power that we have never dreamt of..."

Qui-Gon closed his eyes. "So, we do nothing but wait?"

Dooku laughed sadly. "No, of course not. I will continue to gather evidence, you will continue to warn the council. Only the future can tell us."

"Always in motion..." Qui-Gon's thoughts returned to Tatooine.

"Do not dwell on the might-have-beens, my Padawan," Dooku said. "We will talk again when you complete your mission, but right now the council is expecting me."

Qui-Gon returned to staring at the orderly lines, this time noticing the flaws. It wasn't perfect. He turned his attention to the Senate Hall. Queen Amidala would be presenting her plea for help soon. He hoped for the best...

But knew the Republic and the council would not act until it was too late.

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Author: Jenos  (signed)
Date posted: 10/22/2002 2:27:40 AM
Jenos's Comments:

Pretty good missing scene...a nice fic...sort of sets the scene for Dooku's turning quite well!

Author: JaBulah
Date posted: 10/22/2002 4:37:57 AM
JaBulah's Comments:

Nice fic...but the Count refering to Qui Gon as Padawan didn't really gel,seems a little disrespectful because Qui Gon is a full fleged Jedi Knight and no longer in training. I definitley enjoyed the plot and the set-up. Keep up the good work!!

Author: FernWithy  (signed)
Date posted: 10/22/2002 9:25:08 PM
FernWithy's Comments:

Excellent idea. And a smart explanation for how Yoda learns the rule of two, which he quotes at the end of TPM... why would he know that? Dooku told him. Good thinking. :)

I actually think that "padawan" would be a term, like "son," which the master would use affectionately throughout the former apprentice's life--this is the closest thing they have to a family, so the term is one of endearment, not belittlement.

Author: Gordo Fett
Date posted: 10/25/2002 10:38:14 AM
Gordo Fett's Comments:

I really enjoy reading about Qui Gon Jinn and his former master Dooku and you can notice rught away that the two share a similar belief in the Jedi Council. Reflecting on Count Dooku's faith in the Republic shows in his former apprentice Qui Gon, by how he would always go against the Jedi Councils wishes and how he would also defy the Councils decisions.

Author: Ivy
Date posted: 10/25/2002 1:06:13 PM
Ivy's Comments:

Since I beta Read this I know it's good. But I just have to confirm it: This is one of the better missing scenes out there, and I don't normally like scenes without Obi Wan in them or talked about.
Hope you keep it up!

Author: robingreenwood
Date posted: 10/25/2002 5:46:30 PM
robingreenwood's Comments:

Wow! This is awesome! I love stories about Quigon and this scene really filled in the holes

Date posted: 10/28/2002 12:02:29 AM
MASTER MIK's Comments:

i have read this story and found it to be really
great, i liked it so much that i have passed
it on to friends.

well done keep it up.

Author: Marnie
Date posted: 11/6/2002 1:23:59 AM
Marnie's Comments:

Darn it, you got there first! A brilliant little fic - insightful and affectionate, with just that little touch of foreboding. Loved it!

Author: Darth Pipes  (signed)
Date posted: 11/10/2002 8:56:02 PM
Darth Pipes's Comments:

Great story! The interaction between Qui-Gon and Dooku felt real, as if this is exactly what they would say to each other.

Author: Willam Thomas
Date posted: 11/11/2002 1:49:13 PM
Willam Thomas's Comments:

Very Good! I liked it alot and like others have said one can imagine Dooku saying those things

Author: Kwan Jabobi
Date posted: 11/16/2002 9:23:07 PM
Kwan Jabobi's Comments:

If I'm not mistaken this conversation should never have taken place since according to AOTC Dooku left the Jedi Order long before Qui Gon found Anakin. Look at the bust of Dooku in the Jedi library. To be honored one must have been long gone and remembered.

Author: Nol-Tel-Sete
Date posted: 11/27/2002 1:50:16 PM
Nol-Tel-Sete's Comments:

I have read it and I think that you have a intersting view point.

Author: waheennay
Date posted: 12/8/2002 1:23:21 PM
waheennay's Comments:

Actually Kwan, Dooku left after Qui-Gon was killed, so this story could still fit in continuity. I want to see a story with Dooku and Qui-Gon as a young Padawan! Two Jedi well over six feet tall? That's the most formidable master/apprentice pair I can imagine!

Author: living force
Date posted: 1/23/2003 11:29:51 AM
living force's Comments:

Qui-gon was not just a knight but a jedi master and I have done more research as I have always thought of Qui-gon very intresting. I found that he was also the best swordmaster Dooku ever trained. This work was great thanks.

Author: Jedi Dax Jentor
Date posted: 1/27/2003 11:12:37 AM
Jedi Dax Jentor's Comments:

Oh I like it…you have the characters down perfectly. I can almost see this scene in Episode I.

Author: the Phantom Author  (signed)
Date posted: 4/28/2003 7:09:29 PM
the Phantom Author's Comments: is known fact that the Sith are always two. This leads waaaaaaay back to Darth Bane. Anywho....good fic. I liked it. One question though. Why would the council give ear to either of the two. They are considered rebels. Qui-Gon never warned them of anything, so I'm a bit confused.

Author: Ani-maniac
Date posted: 11/12/2004 6:56:29 PM
Ani-maniac's Comments:

I enjoyed the story a lot, it was well written and you had a good sense of the characters. I also liked the way that Count Dooku seeded to have a double meaning when he spoke of the power the Jedi had never dreampt of. I also wanted to recommend the book Legacy Of The Jedi, if you haven't read it yet. It follows the relationships of Master and Padawan from Yoda and Dooku, to Obi-wan and Anakin. Keep writing such great stories!

Author: Ki-Aaron-Mundi  (signed)
Date posted: 8/21/2011 1:12:01 AM
Ki-Aaron-Mundi's Comments:

This scene would work really well as an added scene to "The Phantom Menace"... which goes to show just how well-written it is, that it feels like it could be inserted directly into the films.

Nice job.

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