same Never a Jedi AU anon - okay, so what if Qui-Gon is alive?
If Qui-Gon were alive, I have a feeling Obi-Wan would have stayed his Padawan for quite a long time. They’re kind of inseparable, those two, tied together by loss and their own weird reactions to forming a bond (in Qui-Gon’s case, running, in Obi-Wan’s case, clinging and then eventually running). Fighting the Sith would have been a big moment for them. Huge, even. Might even have changed their dynamic because Qui-Gon would be like “The Sith are back. We need to stop them.” because danger to all living things and blah blah.
I wonder how Qui-Gon would react to adult Anakin. Would he still immediately see the Chosen One? If anyone wants Anakin to join the Order, it would be Qui-Gon. Heck, I bet he was even like, “I’ll train you whether or not you join the Order” and Obi-Wan is standing to the side hoping his former Master isn’t serious about giving the dangerous bounty hunter a lightsaber to play with.
Did Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon ever date in this AU? No. They care deeply about each other, but no smooching happened. Makes things a bit less awkward when Obi-Wan and Anakin start inevitably dating.