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Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan Fanfiction
Title: Consolations
Author(s): Yahtzee
Date(s): 10 October 1999
Genre: slash fanfiction
Fandom: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
External Links: Consolations (Master & Apprentice)
Consolations (Yahtzee Genre Edition)

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Consolations is a Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan story by Yahtzee.

Summary: Years after the time of TPM, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan try to understand what went wrong.

Recs and Reviews

The genius in this story is not in what's said, but what isn't. It's a perfect illustration of that old maxim "Show, don't tell". Yahtzee has taken Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan many years into the future, and explored the complicated emotions still binding them together even after each has moved on with their lives. This is an extraordinary, very subtle, powerful story.[1]

And this is my other favorite TPM story. When I first read it, it broke my heart and then haunted me for weeks afterward. Yahtzee gives us a story of love over the course of many years of difficulty, a love that faltered, sundered, and endured all at the same time. Qui-Gon lived, but darkness still fell across the galaxy, and his bonding with Obi-Wan failed long ago. In "Consolations," they meet again and have second chance to say the things they need to say to each other. A unique and powerful piece of writing not to be missed.[2]

Consolations by Yahtzee. This story comes up in so many people's story recs. Only goes to show how discerning M/A readers are. Yahtzee paints a sobering picture of love vanquished and rediscovered with broad masterly strokes. The story is sad and sombre. But Yahtzee's skill is such that the sadness is not unleashed wildly, but methodically allowed to quietly thread through the plot in a muffled kind of ways. It weighs on your heart incessantly without drowning you in sorrow. Years after TPM, when the Galaxy has all but fallen to Vader, Obi reunites with Qui on the eve of a potentially fateful battle. The duo broke up a long time back due to ugly disagreement over Anakin. On the night, love is rediscovered, albeit in a callused and wearied form (Yahtzee said it wasn't love, not yet. But I can't help sensing that love IS there somewhere. What do you think?) Very thoughtful placement of scenes , narration and dialogue. Prose smooth as silk. Bitter sweet but uplifting ending to finally send you to your kleenex. But your tears will be quiet instead of wanton ones. Yahtzee's control is that of a master's. [3]


  1. ^ Destina. Worlds Without Boundaries: Star Wars Fiction Recommendations, updated June 13, 2002. (Accessed 11 April 2015)
  2. ^ marzilla in tpm_flashback. Consolations by Yahtzee, 08 August 2004. (Accessed 17 April 2015)
  3. ^ Obiphil's Master of the Galaxy, Story Recs, Wayback: 19 February 2001. (Accessed 14 June 2020)