Forgotten

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Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan Fanfiction
Title: Forgotten
Author(s): Trudy West
Date(s): 14 November 2001 / 20 November 2001
Length: 104k / 95k
Genre: slash fanfiction
Fandom: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
External Links: Forgotten & Forgotten: Roles Reversed (Master & Apprentice)

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Forgotten is a Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan story by Trudy West. It has a companion piece called Forgotten: Roles Reversed.

Summary Forgotten: A slave with memory loss is purchased by an owner with a hidden agenda.

Summary Forgotten: Roles Reversed: A failed pleasure slave is bought by one of his previous masters.

Author's Comments:
This is a companion piece. Some very kind people emailed me and said they liked the first Forgotten story, and asked for a sequel, so the inspiration for this next story belongs to them. The original plot bunny may have expired for good, but this sibling popped up full-blown like Athena from the brow of Zeus. I started wondering how the same basic plot would have played out with Obi-wan and Qui-gon in reversed roles: how Obi's experience as a slave would logically be different from Qui's, how that would influence his mindset, etc. This is the result. If you're read Forgotten, you know what to expect: familiar plot elements scrambled in a slightly new way. If you haven't, this can be read stand-alone. This one was cranked out a little faster, so there may be more boo-boos, for which I take full responsibility."

Recs and Reviews

I'm a sucker for mindwiped stories, prostitution stories, and sex slave stories, and these are all three. What a bargain! I also have a definite fondness for stories told in first-person POV that are done well (holding to the characterizations I expect, giving us narrators that have definite flaws without resorting to the characters agonizing over those flaws), and I love the way Trudy gives us the very limited perspective of mindwiped slaves who are trying to survive/escape/figure out their pasts. It probably also goes without saying that the sex is scorching. ;)[1]
Obi-Wan rescues Qui-Gon from slavery. A fascinating story about how Qui-Gon would act if he was taken as a slave and made to forget his life as a Jedi. (104k)[2]
A lovely fic of deceit and despair. What would it be like to have no memory of your past? Trudy makes feel it uncannily real. She also wrote another, with someone else as the slave...[3]
forgotten and its mirror-image companion piece, forgotten: roles reversed, by trudy west. qui/obi. nc-17. a mind-wiped slave is bought by an old master whom he doesn't remember.[4]
An unusual and magnificently executed story. Qui-Gon is a memory-wiped slave and Obi-Wan must bring him back to the Jedi. What's so impressive about this story is that despite being mind-wiped, Qui-Gon is so utterly Qui-Gon.[5]
This author such a talent for scene setting and character building that I tend to ignore the fact that she often writes POV stories. This is really good long, plotty read. Settle in for it.[6]

References

  1. helens78 in tpm_flashback. Trudy West - Forgotten and Forgotten: Roles Reversed (11/2 rec), 02 November 2004. (Accessed 14 April 2015)
  2. Trinityslash: Recs. (Accessed 20 April 2015)
  3. Emma Grant's Star Wars Recs, last updated 01 June 2004. (Accessed 28 April 2015)
  4. Cimorene. Recs: Star Wars, via Wayback. (Accessed 10 May 2015)
  5. Eshva. The Forest of Eshva: TPM slash recs (Qui-Gon friendly). (Accessed 02 November 2015)
  6. theantimodel's fic recs: forgotten and forgotten: roles reversed by trudy west; 36.993 words, 21 April 2006. (Accessed 28 December 2015)