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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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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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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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