Bonds of Choice

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Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan Fanfiction
Title: Bonds of Choice
Author(s): HiperBunny
Date(s): 1999 - 2000
Length:
Genre: slash fanfiction
Fandom: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
External Links: Bonds of Choice (Chez Bunny)

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Bonds of Choice is a Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan series by HiperBunny.

Series

BoC 01: Tenet Nosce When Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon's orders are switched from helping Naboo to chasing slavers, it changes their lives forever. 53 KB, July 14, 1999 NC-17: Slash, First Time, AU, Angst, Obi-Wan/ Qui-Gon

BoC 02: Self-Reliance New relationships are always awkward and the plans of the Sith aren't helping matters at all. 62 KB, July 27, 1999 NC-17: Slash, AU, Angst, Obi-Wan/ Qui-Gon

BoC 03: Souvenir In which our heroes discover why ‘heal' is an action verb, Qui-Gon gets vexed and Obi-Wan makes a small appropriation. 43 KB, August 4, 1999 NC-17: Slash, AU, Angst, Medical Procedures, Obi-Wan/ Qui-Gon

BoC 04: Allocating Resources Co-Author: Rauhnee Ranshanka Some down-time at the Temple creates a few complications such as war, famine, homelessness, Taffy Toys and (of course) sex. 134 KB, September 1, 1999 NC-17: Slash, AU, Angst, Obi-Wan/ Qui-Gon

BoC 05: Rites of Passage The Boys are sent on a mission, Qui-Gon teaches a lesson, Obi-Wan receives a gift with a future and some linguistic confusion gets resolved. 139 KB, September 10, 1999 NC-17: Slash, AU, Angst, **VIOLENCE** (see notes), Obi-Wan/ Qui-Gon

BoC 06: Duets and Duality: Renal Sejon The Boys get some help on their mission. Obi-Wan makes a plan and Torlamin makes an error. 71 KB, October 27, 1999 NC-17: Slash, AU, Angst, Combat, Obi-Wan/ Qui-Gon

BoC 07: Duets and Duality: On the Move Qui-Gon makes a decision, Corubia makes an allusion, Obi-Wan learns some interesting factoids about his past. 59 KB, October 27, 1999 NC-17: Slash, AU, Angst, Combat, Obi-Wan/ Qui-Gon

BoC 08: Duets and Duality: Repta Crystals recovered, Sith discovered, battles won and lost. . 48 KB, October 27, 1999 NC-17: Slash, AU, Angst, Obi-Wan/ Qui-Gon

BoC 09: Duets and Duality: Homegoing Obi-Wan gets time alone to think. And think. And remember. . 29 KB, October 27, 1999 NC-17: Slash, AU, Angst, Obi-Wan/ Qui-Gon

BoC 10: Left Hand of the Light: Jedi Light The Boys Come Home, bring trouble right along with them and begin to deal with the aftermath of Reptha. 90 KB, December 14, 1999 NC-17: Slash, AU, Angst, Obi-Wan/ Qui-Gon

BoC 11: Left Hand of the Light: Jedi Dark Kourt Crowe gives lessons in the Force, the Past, and futility. 82 KB, December 14, 1999 NC-17: Slash, AU, Angst, Obi-Wan/ Qui-Gon

BoC 12: Left Hand of the Light: Jedi Light and Dark Obi-Wan makes an admission to Qui-Gon, Qui-Gon makes an admission to Kourt, the Council gets involved with the problems brought home from Reptha and a Grand Kenobi Breakfast. 100 KB, December 14, 1999 NC-17: Slash, AU, Angst, Obi-Wan/ Qui-Gon

BoC 13: Satori, Vin-Dit, Tsunami: Notes A big, long note from your Author. . 12 KB, February 20, 2000 R for editorial language

BoC 14: Satori, Vin-Dit, Tsunami: Connection A funeral for a foe, a sudden gain, arguments won and lost. 106 KB, February 20, 2000 NC-17: Slash, AU, Angst, Obi-Wan/ Qui-Gon

BoC 15: Satori, Vin-Dit, Tsunami: Division A gift is given, a history learned, a mission accepted and a mistake made. 107 KB, February 20, 2000 NC-17: Slash, AU, Angst, Obi-Wan/ Qui-Gon

BoC 16: Satori, Vin-Dit, Tsunami: The Past Obi-Wan goes out on his own, Qui-Gon is lost in thought, Kourt Crowe gets laid. 106 KB, February 20, 2000 NC-17: Slash, First Time, AU, Angst, Obi-Wan/ Qui-Gon, Qui-Gon/Kourt Crowe, Qui-Gon/Other and Obi-Wan/ Other implied

BoC 17: Satori, Vin-Dit, Tsunami: The Present Obi-Wan gets a clue, Qui-Gon freaks out, Kourt Crowe sings a song and makes preparations. 106 KB, February 20, 2000 NC-17: Slash, AU, Angst, Obi-Wan/ Qui-Gon

BoC 18: Satori, Vin-Dit, Tsunami: The Future Qui-Gon accepts his destiny, makes a choice and prepares to face the future. Meanwhile, elsewhere Obi-Wan does the same. 39 KB, February 20, 2000 NC-17: Slash, AU, Angst, Obi-Wan/ Qui-Gon

BoC 19: Language of Great Mystery: Notes Arc Notes. Arc Summery: Qui-Gon accepts his destiny, makes a choice and prepares to face the future. Meanwhile, elsewhere Obi-Wan does the same. 39 KB, May 29, 2000 NC-17: Slash, AU, Angst, Obi-Wan/ Qui-Gon

BoC 20: Language of Great Mystery: Written on the Air Obi-Wan comes home. Qui-Gon speaks up. Things go badly all around. 71 KB, May 29, 2000 NC-17: Slash, AU, Angst, Obi-Wan/ Qui-Gon

BoC 21: Language of Great Mystery: Written on the Fire Qui-Gon Thinks. Obi-Wan Acts. A certain amount of revelation comes to the Jedi. 48 KB, May 29, 2000 NC-17: Slash, AU, Angst, Obi-Wan/ Qui-Gon

BoC 22: Language of Great Mystery: Written on the Water Trainees are spoiled. Qui-Gon Takes Action. The Date. 57 KB, May 29, 2000 NC-17: Slash, AU, Angst, Obi-Wan/ Qui-Gon

BoC 23: Language of Great Mystery: Written on the Soil Actions bring consequences. The Council delivers a Decision. Smugglers bring news. 42 KB, May 29, 2000 NC-17: Slash, AU, Angst, Obi-Wan/ Qui-Gon

BoC 24: Language of Great Mystery: Written on the Body More Complications in Ero Phelian. More Complications regarding ex-Padawans. Promises made. 64 KB, May 29, 2000 NC-17: Slash, AU, Angst, Obi-Wan/ Qui-Gon

Recs and Reviews

June says: I've really gotten into Star Wars slash in the last several months. One series I enjoyed a lot is Bonds of Choice by HiperBunny. I like it because Obi-Wan isn't perfect in these stories. He's clearly becoming an excellent warrior, but he's still learning how to deal with relationships and emotions. That learning process makes for some interesting reading. There are seven stories in this series so far, with maybe more on the way. You can find these stories in the Star Wars archive:
Bonds of Choice 1: Tenet Nosce
Bonds of Choice 2: Self-Reliance
Bonds of Choice 3: Souvenir
Bonds of Choice 4: Allocating Resources
Bonds of Choice 5: Rites of Passage
Bonds of Choice 6: Duets and Duality
Bonds of Choice 7: Left Hand of the Light[1]
If this has been rec'd before, I apologize, but I couldn't find it on the history list and BOY, if ever there is something in the Q/O fandom that everyone should read, it is this.

First, I have to warn you that this is a WIP. However, I believe the next part is in beta (Fox?) and even if it never gets finished (::sob::) it's more than worth reading. It's a LONG series. I just re-read it, for like the tenth time, and it took me about 8 hours -- and I read fast. Even so, I can't really recommend just part of it.

Why do I and many others love this fic? For one, it's an AU that is so very rich in ideas and characters, it's created its own snip-off series. I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around just WHY this series is so good. I'll just list a few things I find fascinating about it and trust the rest of you to add comments. *G*

Imagine an AU where Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon are "high potentials" -- Jedi savants with amazing abilities, extreme longevity, and a host of quirks/weaknesses (kind of like the GT Jedi). Imagine they are members of a semi-secret society of Jedi called the Order of the Left Hand, first formed millennia ago to combat and put down the Sith, who study the Dark Side and are trained to understand and work in the Grey. Imagine a group of amazingly wonderful Jedi Original Characters ranging from a tortured musician to an artist whose precognition spills out of her at odd moments to a 200-year-old shapeshifter assassin. Imagine an Obi-Wan who discovers his greatest enemy is his own feelings of unworthiness, who knows hundreds of languages, who develops secret codes using songs, and who is prophesied to be The One, but nobody quite knows what that means. Imagine a Qui-Gon who keeps a stiletto in a box as a memento of the time he learned just how much pleasure there is in pain, and who dances to rock-n-roll music when Obi-Wan isn't looking.

I could go on and on, but really, there is no way I can do this thing justice. It's just too huge and complicated and dense.

And if you like the series, check out the spin-off stories about the character Kourt Crowe[2]

References

  1. Jan and June's Slash Recommendations: Our Recommendations, 1998. (Accessed 06 April 2015)
  2. emila_wan in tpm_flashback. Bonds of Choice by HiperBunny, 23 March 2005. (Accessed 12 April 2015)