Shrift (Star Wars TPM story)
|Date(s):||August 1999, revised May 2001|
|Fandom:||Star Wars: The Phantom Menace|
|External Links:||Shrift (author's page)|
Shrift (revised version, new author page)
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Recs and Reviews
I liked this fic because it explored a few themes rarely touched on by other writers in the fandom. Here, Anakin is Qui-Gon's padawan, with a crush on his master that glows in the dark, and there is considerable tension between Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon, who are almost strangers to each other. The Emu has written some terrific dialogue and interaction between Obi-Wan and Anakin, and I'm a sucker for the ending of this one.
In the years after Qui-gon didn't die, Obi-wan's become quite the Jedi; now it's time for him to face a real battle: Qui-gon's affection for Anni. What a wonderful beginning this story has -- I can only imagine how much more I would have liked it if the resolution had not been rushed. Shrift by the Emu. (added 10/29 -- thanks to Destina) 
"Shrift" and "Chastity" -- by emu. Two great pieces, the first an A/U that has the only Anakin portrayal that I actually enjoyed, simultaneously mature and thoughtful, and the second, a unique study in Jedi Code as might apply to our favorite boyz. (Also stars one of my favorite Qui-Gon types ... SoftHair!Qui. :-) Check 'em out!
- Destina. Worlds Without Boundaries: Star Wars Fiction Recommendations, updated June 13, 2002. (Accessed 11 April 2015)
- Sandy Herrold. All Jewels Have Flaws: Older recs: 1999 and before. (Accessed 24 April 2015)
- Kate. The Phantom Menace Lair of Kass and Kate: The Recommendations Page Updated March 25, 2000. (Accessed 29 December 2015)