Who Will Not See by Sleeps With Coyotes
Original poster: emila_wan
Title: Who Will Not See
Author: Sleeps With Coyotes
Author's e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to story: http://ciceqi.slashcity.com/See.htm
Summary: Obi-Wan has always seemed oblivious to his admirers, but all may not be as it seems.
Reasons for recommending: A quiet little story, this one has stuck with me through the years. I love a good first-time story anyway, but this one is structured so well, and has such a muted level of need running through it. It features Oblivious!Qui-Gon done really well, and the Jedi are portrayed as I like them, mature and wise and dispassionate, yet with a core of love in their hearts. And Qui-Gon's definition of love, which he tells to Obi-Wan, while not mentioning, of course, that Obi-Wan is the inspiration for it ... absolutely perfect: "It's...when you'll die for someone, but you're happier to live for them, to make them happy. When their happiness, their well-being, means more to you than your own. When you find yourself changing to fit them, but your changing is growth, not abandoning parts of yourself--and you can help them grow, as well. When...when you don't have to say anything. Love lives in the silences."
BTW, I also highly recommend "Noise" by this same author: http://ciceqi.slashcity.com/Noise.htm
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