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Title: Blank Verse & Other Atrocities
Author: Tem-ve H'syan
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Q/O
Warnings: Tem-ve warns Padawan!Qui, I rec Padawan!Qui
Author's e-mail, web site and/or LJ id: tem-ve@gmx.de ; Tem-ve's site , [livejournal.com profile] temve
Link to story: Blank Verse & Other Atrocities
Reasons for recommending: I originally intended not to rec authors I've recced the first time around, but I reconsidered because I just like some fics too much for them to go unrecced. This one, for example. I've read it countless times, and I still love it as much as I did when I first read it.
I love it because it unites two of my great loves, Star Wars and Shakespeare. I adore Padawan!Qui, especially this one, and I adore Romeo and Juliet, and I especially adore this witty, sexy and charming combination.

Quote from story: Qui-Gon's pained expression was almost audible through the commlink. "Does Master Lue Cas know? I mean... Berwed, there's no way the play's going ahead without you. Remember we had to pull Bant out of understudying Zuliet? "And palm to fin is holy palmer's kiss." Force, I couldn't keep a straight face if I had to play Romiio alongside her... you sure you can't pull yourself together enough, Ber?"
A long and metallic fit of coughs. "Sorry." Quietly. "I'm a wreck, and I'm not going to start out the play if I know I'm gonna be dead from exhaustion by the second act, Quigs... and I've told Lue Cas, yes. Well, I've spoken to his voicemail, he never seems to be in these days - Force knows what sort of last-minute production values he's cooking up again! You'll do fine, Quigs, and you'll conjure up a replacement Zuliet. I've seen it in the Force, mate... break a leg, Quigs."
"Listen, get better soon, okay?" With a sigh, Padawan Jinn sanded down the blotched bit of paper and started again.
Of course there was a replacement Zuliet. Well, there was a replacement anyone really -- and why he'd been left in charge of the props and costumes was anyone's guess. Not that Padawan Kenobi was untalented with a needle and thread, quite on the contrary. He was, however, also the heart and soul of the haphazard Padawan troupe, as the only one who knew all the lines. And had a way of projecting his voice so that sometimes even Master Lue Cas wouldn't notice that the beautifully modulated voice saving the blushing actor's scene was in facet Obi-Wan Kenobi's, coming from the sidelines.
Make no mistake, he'd make a lovely Zuliet. Qui-Gon sighed. He'd make the best Zuliet of all times. Especially with Jinn as Romiio... it would come almost naturally. No, it would come completely naturally. The problem wasn't acting as lovers. The problem was pretending not to _be_ lovers. Master Lue Cas would throw a fit, Qui-Gon knew. His ideas about the nature of man, especially in close quarters with the immortal works of Master Lyam Spearshaker, bore no objection. It'd be a hard one...
"Bugger directors." Qui-Gon planted the final squiggle on an already squiggle-laden imitation of Old Coruscanti script, his mind wandering along the tangent created by that particular verb...
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