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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: A Year in the Life: Haru
Characters: Haru, Reborn, Bianchi, Yamamoto, Kyouko, Gokudera, Tsunako
Summary: In which Tsunako gives Haru a new pattern to think about.
Notes: Continuing the re-imagining of the Daily Life arc from Haru’s point of view. Genderswap, subtle gender politics, and cake. Part of Choice: The Betrothal Arc. Series Index. General audiences. 11,954 words

Sometimes Haru wondered whether it was all right to be in middle school and already bored with life. )
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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: Morning People
Characters/Pairings: Gokudera/Haru
Summary: Haru is a morning person; Gokudera isn't. But he manages to cope with that.
Notes: Adult for smut. For Porn Battle XI, prompt Gokudera/Haru: morning, languid. 2198 words.

Haru had a thing for the morning sunlight—was, in fact, a morning person, God help him—which meant that most mornings, Hayato woke up to the sun in his eyes long before anything like a civilized hour. )
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Title: Deadly Force
Characters/Pairings: Gokudera/Haru; Tsuna/Kyouko
Summary: Haru's trained herself for this moment.
Notes: Teen for violence. For [livejournal.com profile] khrfest, prompt VI-29: Gokudera/Haru – Haru's first kill; "I don’t regret it." 1742 words.

'I did warn you,' Haru said, and pulled the trigger. )
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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 Fine and Subtle Art of Self-Defense
Characters/Pairings: Haru
Summary: Haru knows how to take care of herself.
Notes: General audiences. For Round III of [livejournal.com profile] khrfest, prompt IV-61. Haru – weapon of choice. 1103 words.

The boys worried about Haru. )
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Title: Lovers' Quarrels
Characters/Pairings: Gokudera/Haru
Summary: Gokudera and Haru argue a lot, but that's not actually a bad thing.
Notes: Teen. For Round III of [livejournal.com profile] khrfest, prompt I-81. Gokudera/Haru – spark; "let's conspire to ignite." Pretty much shameless fluff. 1344 words.

She's stubborn and he's worse. )
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Title: Good Luck and Other Things That Take Work
Characters: Tsuna, Kyouko, Haru
Summary: In which Tsuna is careless, briefly, when he shouldn't ought to be.
Notes: 1724 words. For [livejournal.com profile] khrfest, prompt: Tsuna/Kyoko - marriage; "sometimes I forget to love you like I should."

Just when Tsuna thinks that everything's perfectly fine, Haru-chan comes to him and fetches him a brisk slap against the back of his head, and calls him an idiot. )
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Title: Lines of Demarcation
Characters: Gokudera & Haru
Summary: Gokudera and Haru have negotiated their respective territories.
Notes: 594 words; schmoopy fluff. For [livejournal.com profile] khrfest, to the prompt "Gokudera/Haru - lines; 'her body curved on a couch'."

They had their territory clearly marked out: the easy chair was Hayato's, and the corner of the couch was Haru's. )
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Title: What to Expect When You're Expecting
Characters: Kyouko, Haru, I-Pin, Tsuna
Summary: Nothing that the Vongola Family does is ever actually simple. Nothing.
Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] cliche_bingo, prompt: "Pregnancy." Full bingo card is available here. This fic follows "They Also Serve" but can probably be read as a stand-alone. Fluffy schmoopy fluff with deeper Family politics underneath. 1514 words.

The one thing--some days, the only thing--everyone could agree to was that Shamal wasn't the sort of person a pregnant woman should ever have to deal with. )
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Title: They Also Serve
Characters: I-Pin, Sasagawa Kyouko, Miura Haru, Sawada Tsunayoshi, Gokudera Hayato; Tsuna/Kyouko, Gokudera/Haru
Summary: Kyouko and Haru deal with Family (and family) politics.
Notes: This fic was originally written for the first round of [livejournal.com profile] khr_undercover and has been revised from the originally-posted version, mostly for the sake of development and expanding a few things. This fic was written in conjunction with [livejournal.com profile] branchandroot's arc The Bond Between the Land and Sea; though it should stand alone on its own merits, you may enjoy it more if you've read those stories as well--which are well worth looking at in their own right. 18065 words, post-TYL arc, assuming a divergent future; safe for general audiences. Omake.

The first day of her official duty as Sawada Kyouko's personal bodyguard was nothing like I-Pin had imagined it would be. )

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