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I've been looking at my folder for Works In Progress and have concluded that some of them are never actually going to be finished, generally because I had a neat idea, wrote a scene or two that fulfilled whatever yen I had in the first place, and then never felt particularly compelled to finish the rest. (It's all to do with how I write: I write to find out what happens next, so if I figure that out in too much detail, I no longer feel all that fussed about writing it down.)

So here are some things that I will never actually finish writing, edited up a bit, with closing notes that summarize roughly what would have happened in the rest of the fic, had I finished it. Caveat lector, dear readers: these are things that I am laying to rest because I will not be finishing them.

Competence Kink: in which Yamamoto is very confused. 671 words. )




All Cats Are Bastards: How Gokudera and Uri came to understand each other. 1396 words. )




Augmentation: Kyouko/Haru with implications of Tsuna/Gokudera and eventual Tsuna/Kyouko/Gokudera/Haru. 1326 words. )




Recruitment Opportunity: The one where the Varia recruits Bianchi. 1698 words. )




Creatures of the Night: the one where Bianchi is a vampire and Dino is a hunter. 2291 words. )




Grad School Is Hell: in which Dino is a hapless graduate student. 2034 words. )
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Title: A Year in the Life: Dino
Characters: Dino, Romario, Reborn, Bianchi, Yamamoto, Kyouko, Gokudera, Tsunako
Summary: In which Tsunako gives Dino some things to think about.
Notes: Continuing the re-imagining of the Daily Life arc from Dino's point of view. Genderswap, mafia and gender politics, shameless fribbling, but no bears. Part of Choice: The Betrothal Arc. Series Index. General audiences. 18,886 words.

Dino stared at the name on his phone's display with a sense of deep apprehension before he could bring himself to answer, because Reborn had an unerring sense for the best ways to puncture a man's ego. )
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Title: Plenty of Fish
Characters/Pairings: Dino Cavallone; Dino/Bianchi, Dino/Byakuran, Dino/Hibari/Yamamoto, and Xanxus/Squalo/Dino
Summary: In which Dino looks for (and finds) love in a variety of places.
Notes: Five possible codas to Cats Have Staff and The Cat Came Back. Adult for smut; 5427 words.

There are plenty of fish in the sea, and not all of them are sharks, either. )
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Title: Quid Pro Quo
Pairing: Bianchi/Dino
Summary: Dino Cavallone has a broad-minded sense of fair play.
Notes: Adult for smut. 1214 words.

When Dino first raised the question, Bianchi gave him a long look and said, 'You first.' )
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Title: When the Morning Comes
Pairings: Dino/Bianchi
Summary: Dino's shirt looks much better on Bianchi than it ever has on him.
Notes: Smut for Porn Battle XIII. 1825 words.

Mafia years are like dog years; they count for more because they demand more. )
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Title: Cats Have Staff
Characters: Yamamoto, Hibari, Tsuna, Gokudera, Chrome, Mukuro, Dino, Xanxus, and Squalo
Summary: Dogs are simple: all they want is to love and be loved. Cats are more complicated. And also crazy.
Notes: General audiences. Cracked-out cat!AU fluff. No, really. 11166 words.

Takeshi thinks of himself as a dog person, not a cat person. )
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Title: Back Seat
Pairing: Dino/Bianchi
Summary: It's a long drive home, but there are plenty of ways to pass the time.
Notes: For [personal profile] branchandroot's prompt Bianchi/Dino, in the back seat of the car. Adult for smut. 2441 words.

Bianchi took one look at the long, dark car that had pulled up for them and drawled, 'Really, Cavallone?' in tones to wither a guy's manhood. Fortunately, Dino felt very secure in his masculinity. )
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Title: Bask in the Sun
Pairings: Dino/Bianchi
Summary: She's been looking forward to this all afternoon.
Notes: For Round Five of KHRFest, prompt V-10. Dino/Bianchi - sunbathing; "you fill me with hope." Adult for smut; 1436 words.

Bianchi felt that she had timed it perfectly: she was just contemplating turning herself over when she heard the sound of someone stepping out onto the terrace and then drawing a quick breath. )
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Choice: The Betrothal Arc

In which Tsuna isn't Tsuna but Tsunako, and lived with her parents in Italy for a few years before circumstances made moving to Namimori seem advisable. And changes spiral out from there. For the [livejournal.com profile] khrfest prompt Xanxus/Tsuna - genderswap; "don't look down on me because I'm a woman."

Note: This arc doesn't take canon developments from the manga after chapter 282 into consideration and uses the set of guardians for the Ninth from other versions of Choice; if OCs bother you, well... they're mostly peripheral to the action, I promise.

First Meetings: This is what happened the first time Xanxus and Tsunako met.

Matchmaker: In which the Ninth is almost out of options. But not quite.

Drive a Bargain: In which the Ninth finds his mislaid spine and drives a bargain with Squalo.

Betrothal by Fiat: Sit down, princess, Daddy has something to discuss with you.

First Impressions: It behooves home tutors to discuss pedagogical strategies with one another.

Dying Will: In which Tsunako experiences her own Dying Will for the first time.

But Not Both: You can have one of the other; you can't have both.

Got Your Back: Every mafia princess needs a bodyguard. Or two.

Shoot It Out: Sometimes it's satisfying to just put a hole, or ten, in something.

Reconsiderations: In which Bianchi and Reborn reconsider their lesson plans.

Thaw: In which the Ninth thaws Xanxus out.

A Year in the Life: In which Tsunako gathers up a Family of her own.

Delegation: It's important for a leader to know how to delegate.

Reunion: In which Squalo is reunited with his boss.
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Title: Word of Honor
Characters: Dino/Bianchi; background Yamamoto/Gokudera
Summary: It's not good to say something if you don't mean to follow through on it. But then, that's not a problem for Dino Cavallone.
Notes: Adult for smut (and how!). This is a side-story for All or Nothing, which gives context for this fic but probably isn't required reading for this one, which is mostly about Dino + Bianchi + Dancing = Smut. Mostly, anyway. 6848 words.

That was what being siblings meant: she and Hayato would give each other merry hell all day long, but just let anyone else try to give one of them shit, and they'd turn around and tear strips off the bastard in two-part harmony. Because they were real functional like that, her and Hayato. )
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Title: Wrappings
Pairings: Dino/Hibari
Summary: There's more than one reason to approve of Hibari's preference for traditional clothes.
Notes: Adult for smut. For [livejournal.com profile] khrfest, prompt VII-43: Dino/Hibari – suits and kimono. 1024 words.

Dino is a cat person, which has worked out well for him. )
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Title: Fledged
Characters: Reborn, Tsuna, Gokudera, Dino
Summary: There comes a point when a person has to say, "Enough." And Tsuna just reached his.
Notes: General audiences. For [livejournal.com profile] khrfest, prompt II-7: Tsuna, Gokudera – loyalty; "for you I'd burn the length and breadth of sky". This was going to be a story full of wacky hijinks. It decided to be something else instead, something about Tsuna coming into his own and finding his own two feet, weirdly enough. Future fic, diverges from canon at ch. 282. 3670 words.

'Reborn! That's a terrible thing to say!' 'That doesn't mean it's not true,' Reborn said, and carried on over Tsuna's sputtering. )
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Title: Love, Duty, and Other Difficult Things [2/2]
Pairings and Characters: Dino/Bianchi, Gokudera, Tsuna, Reborn, Kyouko, Haru, miscellaneous OCs
Summary: It's time for Bianchi to come into her own, whether she likes it or not.
Notes: Continued from Part Three; see previous post for full notes.

Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five | Part Six | Or read the fic on one page at AO3.


Part Four )

Part Five )

Part Six )
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Title: Love, Duty, and Other Difficult Things [1/1]
Pairings and Characters: Dino/Bianchi, Gokudera, Tsuna, Reborn, Kyouko, Haru, miscellaneous OCs
Summary: It's time for Bianchi to come into her own, whether she likes it or not.
Notes: Written for [profile] ladiesbigbang2010. Contains smut, politics, a Hollywood view of mafia life and all that might entail, original characters, and high romantic melodrama. Diverges from the manga canon at chapter 282; takes place several years in the future, after Tsuna et al. have graduated high school. Deepest thanks and appreciation go to the mods of [profile] ladiesbigbang2010 for organizing and running the fest and to [personal profile] red_eft for cheerleading; to [personal profile] branchandroot, [personal profile] theodosia21, [personal profile] mercuria, and [personal profile] chronolith for cheering me on, holding my hand, offering feedback on the in-process drafts, and beta-reading the final draft. If any mistakes remain, it is because I ignored their sage advice and went my own stubborn way. 90,032 words.

Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five | Part Six | Or read the fic on one page at AO3.


Bianchi had rented apartments that were smaller than the bed Dino Cavallone slept in.



Part One )

Part Two )

Part Three )
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Title: The Art of the Careful and Sincere Apology
Characters/Pairings: Dino & Bianchi
Summary: Dino makes a mistake, but apologizes in style.
Notes: From [personal profile] theodosia21's prompt "Bianchi & Dino: 'In other schools girls are sent out quite unprepared into a merciless world, but when our girls leave here, it is the merciless world which has to be prepared!' -- Miss Millicent Fritton (Headmistress, St Trinian's Academy for Ladies)" 6377 words, smut.

The body that had been Tony 'Knuckles' Matanni hadn't even hit the ground before Bianchi turned on Dino, slamming into him and snarling, 'What the fuck do you think you're doing here?  )
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Title: Falling with Difficulty
Characters/Pairings: Dino/Bianchi, Romeo, Reborn, Gokudera
Summary: Bianchi is a grown woman, and she can take care of herself.
Notes: Adult for smut. 14,844 words. See this post for some additional notes about certain canon revisions I've made.

Many, many thanks to [personal profile] branchandroot, [personal profile] mercuria, and [personal profile] sutlers, who beta'd this fic for me; without their gracious assistance, this fic would not be what it is. Any mistakes or confusions that still remain in the fic are surely due to my own oversight.

Bianchi realized that she was in deep trouble the day Dino Cavallone ceased to be clumsy when he was alone with her. )
lysapadin: pen & ink painting of bamboo against a full moon (Default)
A while ago, I did a meme on my personal journal while I was avoiding working on a book review, and invited my flist to "Take any fic I have ever written, link me to it, and ask 'What if you had changed this moment?' I'll either explain, or maybe even write the 'what if?'"

Below are some of the results.

For [personal profile] asinter, who asked, "What if Gokudera had grabbed a shirt not so obviously Yama's? Who'd actually notice?"

Wardrobe Malfunction tag, 531 words )



For [personal profile] branchandroot, who asked, "Okay; this is probably an easy one. What if the boys hadn't agreed to let the Vongola alone?"

Sinners and Saints tag: warning, not cheerful! 475 words )



Also for [personal profile] branchandroot, who asked, "Okay, here's a fluffier one: What if someone really had broached the notion to Hibari, of being Dino's 'consort'?"

Management Techniques tag, 438 words )

*tips hat* Enjoy!
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Title: Obverse and Reverse
Characters/Pairings: Hibari/Dino
Summary: Sometimes Hibari's pride takes precedence over his taste for what is traditional.
Notes: Adult. For [livejournal.com profile] khrfest, prompt: TYL!Hibari/TYL!Dino: ".. and you call yourself 'The Boss'?" Smut, low-key D/s. 1409 words.

When Sawada Iemitsu and Reborn had asked him to take on the task of wrangling Tsuna's Cloud Guardian, Dino had agreed almost thoughtlessly--after all, as he'd asked himself at the time, how bad could one fifteen year old be? )

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