Life's Little Mysteries

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Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan Fanfiction
Title: Life's Little Mysteries
Author(s): saraid
Date(s): August 2000 (print)
02 May 2001 (online)
Length: 91k
Genre: slash fanfiction
Fandom: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
External Links: Life's Little Mysteries (Master & Apprentice)
Life's Little Mysteries (saraid's cognitive dissonance)
illustration for Life's Little Mysteries, artwork by BlackRose

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Life's Little Mysteries is a Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan story by saraid. It was first published in the zine Living Force, volume #1.

Summary: Obi-Wan must take the lead on a critical mission while questioning the depth of his feelings toward his master.

Recs and Reviews

You have to wait a while for the money shot, but this story builds to a very satisfying conclusion. There is a lot detail of Obi-Wan trying to carry out his mission, but it's pertinent to the plot and it's nice to see him handling his Jedi duties competently and how you'd expect Obi-Wan to handle things. There's a twist, of sorts, but you're let in on it from early on. Of course, Obi-Wan is unusual and does the unpredictable, and even though the outcome is pretty much a foregone conclusion it's very satisfying seeing him get there. Oh yeah, and Mace gets called a Slabobian bowl worm. :)[1]
I love when Jedi get to do Jedi type things -- negotiate and battle and make plans and just be totally in charge and awesome. It never fails to make me weak in knees, especially when it's Obi-Wan getting to have all the fun. And that is exactly what this story is -- Jedi stuff with a very nice build-up to a first time.[2]


  1. saxony in tpm_flashback. Life's Little Mysteries by Saraid, 15 December 2004. (Accessed 13 April 2015)
  2. Sori in polyfandomrecs. Neglected Fandom Recs: Phantom Menace, 28 July 2006. (Accessed 08 May 2015)