Do you have any AU recs where Obi-Wan and Anakin met later? Like Anakin is the hot shot celebrity pod-racer or the bloody mouthed revolutionary or a moisture farmer?
I generally prefer when Obi-Wan and Anakin have known each other for some time before having a ‘oh, it’s him’ moment, so I unfortunately don’t have a lot of fics to rec (but wow you really made me want an AU with half-feral revolutionary Anakin who will not take any shit from outsiders who didn’t get involved in the slave business until it affected them, meeting prim and proper Jedi Obi-Wan sent to find a peaceful solution to the troubles in the outer rim) but I found these ones:
AUs where Obi-Wan and Anakin met later:
→ Gold Collar, by JSwander, 22k. It was on my to-read list for months and I finally had times to read it recently, and wow, I wasn’t disappointed. General of the Empire Kenobi finds a pretty mechanic on Tatooine during a diplomatic mission and promptly decides that he likes him and wants to keep him. Anakin has zero objection. I really liked how I couldn’t completely grasp Obi-Wan’s character for a couple of chapters and Anakin was like, my baby from the start, so I felt like a weird overbearing mama reading this fic, constantly worrying for him like ‘Anakin, darling please be careful why are you giving your absolute trust to this stranger so easily?’ so I got invested really fast. I was also pretty interested in the plot, particularly the little bits of what happened in this universe to get Obi-Wan where he is now (and how clueless Anakin is to all of it because it didn’t really affect him), so really worth reading!
→ Nor the Suns Themselves Brighter, by glimmerglanger, 26k. Post-Order 66, Obi-Wan is on the run with baby Luke and crashes on Tatooine where mechanic Anakin is here to rescue him. I haven’t read this one in some time, but I remember reaaaally liking the pacing, watching the development of Anakin and Obi-Wan’s relationship (Anakin taking care of Obi-Wan! Ahsoka constantly saying “hey master we should- oh kriff sorry please carry on making heart eyes at each other I’m leaving forever bye”! Being such dads with Luke!) and having as a bonus baby Luke, Shmi, Ahsoka and Rex. I adored the ending too, it leaves you dreaming about the possibilities of the adventures of this found-family in the Rebellion-era.
→ CT-Skywalker, by Selcier, 37k, wip, but only missing an epilogue. Listen, LISTEN, IT’S A MULAN AU, DO I NEED TO SAY MORE? Anakin enrols in the GAR and impersonates a clone. Doesn’t plan on starting a love affair with his Jedi General, but, oh, well.
→ Sun kissed, by Vee017, 96k, wip but only missing an epilogue. Obi-Wan isn’t a Jedi in this one but joined the AgriCorps, and finds a pleasure slave one day he can’t stop himself from buying. This is a lovely story about two lonely men who find comfort in each other, help each other grow, learn to let go of old griefs and choose each other. Also I loved the aesthetic of the lone but cosy house on a hill, surrender by grass and the ocean, and these two snuggled together on the couch inside with a warm cup of tea and Obi-wan complaining about Anakin’s droid that keeps eating his socks because ✨ domestic fluff ✨
→ Shaak Herding for the Troubled and Lonely, by protos_metazu_ison, 41k, wip. Hermit Obi-Wan Kenobi who has no interest but also no choice but to join society again for one night, meets most powerful Force-user in the galaxy Anakin Skywalker, founder of his clan, husband of Senator Amidala and father of two promising children. Also, uncontrollable force in desperate need for help. Unfortunately for him, Obi-Wan is his best chance to finally restrain his power and not blow up his own house and family with it. I absolutely adore the worldbuilding in this one, this alternate version of the star wars universe is so interesting that the relationship between Obi-Wan and Anakin isn’t even my main preoccupation when I read it. I also really enjoy the way Obi-Wan is seen by people, how he doesn’t contradict people basically calling him a slut when his main goal is to just go back to his hut and be left alone. But I’m also a bit conflicted because Anakin is married to Padmé in this one and loves her, and with Ahsoka and the twins, form a real family. Obi-Wan is trying not to get in the way, but I don’t know how this obvious attraction from the beginning between him and Anakin and their bond will play out with the conflict it creates in the dynamic of the family. I’m not into cheating fic and I don’t know how polyamory or an open relationship can work with the tension between all the characters in this fic, so I’ll advice to be cautious if like me you can’t deal with Obi-Wan getting in the middle of anidala.