“You’re going to blow our cover,” Obi-Wan whispers against his ear, his voice harsh to pierce through the thump, thump, thump of the music.
Qui-Gon merely raises his eyebrow in response. The bass is far too loud, and he is far, far too old for this.
“You’re stiff as a protocol droid, for fuck’s sake. Move,” Obi-Wan hisses, his breath hot and reminiscent of chadian rum.
Source: Glitter, by antheiasilva – Star Wars Prequel Trilogy [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/
Undercover in a gay club trope. This makes their coming together feel unavoidable, two bodies crashing together. But of course it’s not just bodies, therefore there’s a bittersweet edge to the entire scorching hot encounter.
Qui-Gon remembered the cups they had been offered by the priest upon arrival. One for him, one for Obi-Wan.
“Your priest has poisoned my apprentice?”
“Poisoned? No! Never. It is a symbol. A symbol to our deity that we have found a worthy gift for it to claim.”
“How does your deity claim this gift?”
“Oh, it calls to the anointed. It joins their energy to its own. It is a blessing to be so worthy.”
Source: To Spare You, by Firondoiel – Star Wars – All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
Probably the best use of the virgin sacrifice/fuck or die trope I’ve ever read.
Do you remember that mission? he wanted to say to Qui-Gon. But Qui-Gon had a new padawan to train. Obi-Wan hadn’t seen him in a long time.
Source: Currents, by randomalia (spilinski) – Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/
Qui-Gon survives. Obi-Wan is knighted. Busy with solo missions, he slowly realises something about his feelings for his former Master.
The Code is the tool he reaches for, steady and heavy and secure. A Jedi shall not know love.
He realises, now, the careful crafting in the words that escaped him as a child. Shall not.
Perhaps those that made it knew they would be creating a lie in writing ‘will not.’
Source: Apogee, by randomalia (spilinski) – Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/
This is a perfect gem of angst; forbidden love unavoidable in its intensity as Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon come together in the dark of night.
He has a list of things the Code asks him not to keep.
He doesn’t keep the things themselves, of course. He would never harm his master, or his master’s reputation like that. Others – younger ones – look to him, a padawan to imitate.
He keeps the memories of them, those moments. A trained Jedi knows many mnemonics.
He takes them out sometimes, only sometimes, examines them from every angle, reaches for detachment. Who knows, he might even achieve it one day.
Source: Litanies, by Tohje – Star Wars Prequel Trilogy [Archive of Our Own
Pining, so much pining; this is a gorgeous and poetic glimpse into Obi-Wan’s soul, as well as achingly sensual when Qui-Gon unavoidably catches on.
Expecting the worst has seldom left him underprepared for weathering the whims of fate. Still he is shocked when he looks up to find a tall man with long hair, a mouth that gives nothing away, and eyes that dance to see him.
Source: Fall Back Together – Chapter 1, by DarkIsRising – Star Wars – All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
Obi-Wan runs into his former Master – delicious smut and feelings happen.
Obi-Wan let himself be led away, conscious of the children’s eyes following him. Of his own eyes following him. Obi-Wan Kenobi, age four at most.
Qui-Gon would be thirty-five.
Qui-Gon would be here.
Source: In My End Is My Beginning by Lilith Sedai
Obi-Wan finds himself back in time – and of course, he has to try and make sure his Master survives. Except nothing is ever simple, as this fic beautifully shows.
From his huddled covert, Obi-Wan could now see a thin wash of colour over Qui-Gon’s face, a sprinkling of starlight reflected in the silver of his beard, his hair. Slowly, he began to move, taking a few steps towards to water’s edge. He leaned down, picked up a pebble and skimmed it neatly across the shimmering surface. The air was sweeter now and brighter with every passing moment. Obi-Wan could just follow the little stone’s trajectory in pale jumps of froth. He smiled to see his serene and remote Master do something so out of character.
He nearly fell over in a bush when Qui-Gon abruptly slipped the robe off his shoulders.
His Master was completely naked.
Source: Dawn Patrol, by Hippediva – Star Wars Prequel Trilogy [Archive of Our Own]
Obi-Wan sees his Master in a new light. 😉 I’m always there for some Qui-Gon appreciation, and this is just lovely. (Not technically slash, as Obi only admires from afar. *g*)
Obi-Wan, waiting with his friends to enter the dining hall, overheard some Masters talking about the legendary Jinn. “Too bad the man’s so gorgeous. Nice of him to grace us with his presence once in a while, eh?”
“Oh, don’t sell him short… I remember what he used to be like.”
“Yeah? Do tell…”
“He was warm, generous, a very loving man.” The speaker was a short woman of a furred species unknown to Obi-Wan.
“Not kidding,” the Master replied ruefully. “He used to spend a lot of time with the children, even. A large and open heart, that one had. But now he prefers the silence of his own pain. Too bad.”
“No Padawan would want him like this, I’m sure,” the other answered sadly. “Who would want a broken Master? He *is* completely luscious, though…”
The pair moved on then, and Obi-Wan went into lunch with his friends. But the conversation had given him much to think about.
Source: The Choosing | https://www.masterapprentice.com/
An alternate reality in which padawans take a more active role in choosing their masters – and in which the Master/Apprentice relationship is much more intimate. I adore young Obi and his determination to help a Qui-Gon who thinks he can never love again.
“I have no idea how it works. Master Windu thought perhaps it has something to do with the crystals, but Master Yoda thought it might have been my mind-set when I built it. All I know is – I turn it on, and I’m gone. But I still have Qui-Gon’s ‘saber with me.“ He swallowed. “It’s all I have left of him, now. But I’m going to find him … I have to find him … I will find him …”
Adult, AU – so very AU… Different pairings, but Obi/Qui end goal. Also, warning for some pretty dark and messed up things that happen to poor Obi-Wan.
The Force keeps leading him to different realities, some close to the one we know, some very, very different. This is the ultimate AU fic, Obi-Wan encountering everything from gender swapped versions of familiar faces, words taken over by the Sith to actors playing Jedi in a tv show. After Very Bad Stuff happens, Obi’s pain causes the fic to drag at times (not that you can blame him), but I never stopped wishing for him to finally find a Qui-Gon to call his own. (Their continuing adventures can be found in the other 3 Arcs of this epic.)
The title link goes to Fanlore because Tumblr for some reason doesn’t accept the link for the author page.
Riding the Wheel of If: Arc 1, by MrsHamill