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Sad Stories of Sorrow for September

M/A is chockful of sadness.  Obi-Wan wants love, is rebuffed by Qui-Gon, who worries about the age difference, the imbalance of power, the wrongness of it all.  Qui-Gon wants love, is downcast by Obi-Wan's promiscuity, his beauteous Padawan's gleeful acceptance of his inner-sex-fiend and the probable Jedi Council problems.  Not to mention the legal ones, if a certain Padawan isn't eighteen yet.  Poor fellows.  In what fandom used to call a "wallow," here are six sad, sad stories.  Warnings galore for character agony and sometimes death.

The first, Poison by Boots, is outrageously told with fierce declarations of a love for Qui-Gon that is painfully rebuffed.  Not even Yoda can understand the emotions galloping through his Temple and there is a resolution that will blind the reader with grief. 
There are some really raw images in this fic and Qui-Gon is even more obnoxious than some writers make him out to be in their gentler stories. 

http://www.masterapprentice.org/archive/p/poison.html 

The second one has been recc'd on lists for some time, but here is one more:  The Ceremony, by Glass Houses.  It is a determined Qui-Gon who cares for his wounded Padawan beyond all reason after the Zabrak apprentice nearly kills Obi-Wan in the Theed generator room.  Qui-Gon can defeat Maul, but not his own pitiful optimism.  Five-tissue alert, some terrific time-spanning guest stars.

http://www.masterapprentice.org/archive/t/the_ceremony.html 

Darkest Before The Dawn by Mystique relates the awful effects of a true Force vision on a dutiful Jedi Master.  The Master allows nothing to stand in the way of his efforts to fulfill the will of the Force.  The Padawan pays the price. 

http://www.masterapprentice.org/archive/d/darkest_before_dawn.html 

Fourth in the string of wallows is Of Crimson Joy by MrsHamill.  Another Jedi ritual story, this time a procedure crafted to provide therapy for Obi-Wan and any other Padawan who cannot come to terms with the effects of a mission that includes a pricey victory.  There is a topical aspect to the tragedy in the story, set in the GFFA as it is.  Dooku is in this one.

http://www.masterapprentice.org/archive/o/ofcrimson.html 

In Shadows and Light by Sheryl, Obi-Wan is raped --- yes, again! --- and the effects gain him much comfort by Qui-Gon, with Bant and Tahl guest-starring.  This fic has some surprise sleemos at the very end.  One of them gets his just dues.  You won't pity him.

http://www.masterapprentice.org/archive/s/shadows_and_light.html

Finally, Brutal Truths by Clara Swift offers another version of a dutybound Qui-Gon, determined to make his Padawan into the best apprentice ever, even if it means disillusioning him in a shocking manner.  The ending characterizes Obi-Wan yet again as the saintliest Jedi extant and even makes you believe his reaction.  It's a disquieting fic to end the wallow in.

http://www.masterapprentice.org/archive/b/brutal_truths.html 

 



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