Stepping to Jonah
|Title:||Stepping to Jonah|
|Fandom:||Star Wars: The Phantom Menace|
|External Links:||http://slashgirls.tripod.com/jonah1.html (defunct, Slash Girls)|
Stepping to Jonah (TOTO)
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Summary: Star Wars: TPM/NC-17/Q/O. Part One of the Summer Blue series. 4 sequences of first-time advances to intimacy. Qui-Gon tries to deny his attraction.
- Sacred Flames Within by Keelywolfe was inspired by a brief reference in Stepping to Jonah about Midsummer on Alderaan.
Recs and Reviews
This Phantom Menace Q/O story has haunted me since the first time I read it, in the infancy of the M_A list. Kirby's brilliant story immerses us in Qui-Gon's point of view; few writers possess the skill to write his character/thoughts so beautifully. As the relationship between Master and Padawan takes a few sharp turns, much is revealed, and it's done in such a way that the after-effects linger for many moons after you finish the story. Some imagery still startles me with its clarity, and I've read the story a dozen times (and then some). It's my favorite Q/O fic, and highly recommended. 
Facing desire, head on. Best kiss scene. Oh. My. Goodness. (NC-17)
Angst, passion, great Qui-Gon POV and one heart-stopping scene (okay, a few heart-stopping scenes) make this a must read. The masterful writing doesn't hurt either. A Kass & Kate fave!
The story and its sequel are linked as a rec at Mac & Anna's Place in the category "BIG stories* (195k or more)".
- Destina. Worlds Without Boundaries: Star Wars Fiction Recommendations, updated June 13, 2002. (Accessed 11 April 2015)
- TPod's Wings. Recommendations, via Wayback: 23 April 2001. (Accessed 22 December 2015)
- Kass &Kate. The Phantom Menace Lair of Kass and Kate: The Recommendations Page Updated March 25, 2000. (Accessed 29 December 2015)