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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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Title: A Year in the Life: Gokudera and Bianchi
Characters: Kyouko, Tsunako, Bianchi, Yamamoto, Gokudera, Reborn
Summary: In which Tsunako gives Gokudera a Family.
Notes: Continuing the re-imagining of the Daily Life arc from Gokudera and Bianchi’s perspectives. Nasty family backstory, genderswap, and the mafia. Part of Choice: The Betrothal Arc. Series Index. General audiences. 15041 words.

Hayato realized that he should have known it wasn't going to be that easy. That wasn't the way his luck ran. )
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Title: A Year in the Life: Kyouko
Characters: Kyouko, Tsunako, Bianchi, Yamamoto, Gokudera, Reborn, Hana, Mochida
Summary: In which Tsunako gives Kyouko a purpose.
Notes: Continuing the re-imagining of the Daily Life arc from Kyouko’s perspective. Skeevy sexual politics, genderswap, Kyouko revealing her awesome hidden depths, and the mafia. Part of Choice: The Betrothal Arc. Series Index. General audiences. 15055 words.

Also submitted for [community profile] ladiesbigbang, with the consequent result that the ever-marvelous [personal profile] esmenet put together a fanmix, Let Them Eat Cake for this fic. Go and check it out, because it's awesome!

The one problem, if it was a problem, was that Tsunako-chan went around so much with Yamamoto-kun and Gokudera-kun these days that it was next to impossible to get a word with her privately, which was something Kyouko dearly wanted to do. )
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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: Wild Justice
Characters/Pairings: Tsuna/Kyouko; Gokudera/Haru; Chrome, Mukuro, I-Pin
Summary: Most people assume that Kyouko's really nice. They're mistaken: she's simply polite. And there's a huge difference between "nice" and "polite."
Notes: Teen and up. A hugely belated fic for round four of [livejournal.com profile] khrfest, prompt III-17: Kyoko – Haru is killed by a rival family, Kyouko doesn't take it lying down; "Fly away/ Take control / Beyond the edge will make you whole." Character death, angst, Kyouko being a badass. Kind of a grim AU to "They Also Serve". 8801 words.

There was no pleasure in having been proved right after all. )
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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: An Imitation for Which There Is No Original
Characters/Pairings: ♂Kyouko/♀Tsuna
Summary: This is the best part of her day.
Notes: Adult. For Round III of [livejournal.com profile] khrfest, prompt VII-16. Kyoko/Tsuna – genderswitch; "What you are waiting for". Smut and genderswap! 2751 words. ♂Kyouko = Kyousuke; ♀Tsuna = Tsuneko

Sometimes she didn't know what the Ninth--or Reborn, for that matter, or her own father--had been thinking when they'd settled on her for the Tenth. )
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Title: Honeymoon Period
Characters/Pairings: Tsuna/Kyouko
Summary: In which Tsuna doesn't understand what the rest of the world is watching him for.
Notes: General audiences. For Round III of [livejournal.com profile] khrfest, prompt IV-47. Tsuna/Kyoko – little things; "Even after so long, you haven't stopped noticing them". Fluff. 1562 words.

Tsuna was very well aware that he was not like most of the other mafia bosses. )
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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: Relative Values
Characters: Tsuna, Kyouko, Mukuro, Chrome
Summary: Tsuna and Kyouko have a favor to ask.
Notes: [personal profile] branchandroot and I are brain-sharing again! This time it's what we're call the Generations project--a set of three subarcs focusing on the life and times of the Ninth and Eleventh generations of the Vongola and the women of the Tenth's generation. What that means in practical terms is more fic for you, and lots of it! This fic, written for the [livejournal.com profile] cliche_bingo, prompt: "Relative values: Families" follows up on my What to Expect When You're Expecting, which is followed up by [personal profile] branchandroot's The Queen and All Her Men and Exigencies of Service. The arc is ongoing and really too much fun for words. This ficlet is gen, 874 words, and fluffy.

Rokudou Mukuro came and went as freely as a Cloud--rather more freely than perhaps anyone other than Tsuna and Kyouko was really comfortable with, all things considered. )
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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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