lysapadin: pen & ink painting of bamboo against a full moon (Default)
2011-12-31 03:19 pm

[fic] KHR - Evening Dress (Sugar and Spice)

Title: Evening Dress
Characters/Pairings: Xanxus/Squalo; Timoteo Vongola
Summary: Part of being the Ninth's heir is attending to the Vongola's social duties; this has more benefits than Squalo had previously anticipated.
Notes: Adult for smut. Part of the fem!Xanxus universe, taking place a few months after Firestorm [Sugar and Spice Index]. Basically an excuse to play dress-up with Xanxus and make Squalo's brain melt while setting up some plot. 4139 words.

All things considered, it was a while before the Ninth got around to letting Xanxus know that it was time to attend to the social duties that made up the other part of being the head of the Vongola. )
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2011-09-21 10:06 am

[longfic] KHR - Firestorm

Title: Firestorm
Characters/Pairings: Fem!Xanxus/Squalo; Timoteo Vongola, Federico Vongola, Enrico Vongola, Lussuria, Levi, Mammon, Sawada Iemitsu, and Yamamoto Tsuyoshi
Summary: They had been sleeping up at the main house off and on, leaving the sheets of Xanxus' bed a mess and staring her family down over breakfast afterwards, for a good six months before anyone said anything about it.
Notes: Adult for smut and explicit violence. Part of Sugar and Spice [Index]. Genderswitch, drama, angst, original characters, and mafia politics; see the notes post for additional notes on characters. 50558 words.

Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five | Part Six | Coda


After about a month of attending family dinners with Xanxus, Squalo couldn't keep his mouth shut any longer. 'Boss,' he said, once they were home again, safely within the walls of her rooms where the wrong ears weren't going to hear him. 'You think I can get away with killing Enrico?' )
lysapadin: pen & ink painting of bamboo against a full moon (Default)
2011-09-20 05:37 pm

[notes] Firestorm

Firestorm has a handful of original characters in various roles. Below are a couple of tables of these and a couple of notes about why and when I've used original characters, for them as enjoy such neepery.

Notes on Firestorm: Warning, contains spoilers! )
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2011-04-27 09:11 pm

[fic] KHR - Delegation (Betrothal 12)

Title: Delegation
Characters: Xanxus, Timoteo
Summary: It's important for a leader to know how to delegate.
Notes: Part of Choice: The Betrothal Arc. Series Index. General audiences. 2468 words.

Let him stay, the old man said. )
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2011-04-27 07:01 pm

[index] Choice: The Betrothal Arc

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.
lysapadin: pen & ink painting of bamboo against a full moon (Default)
2009-12-28 07:49 pm

[ficlet] KHR - Teachable Moment

Title: Teachable Moment
Characters/Pairings: Timoteo Vongola, Xanxus
Summary: In which Timoteo tries to teach his newly-adopted son some of what it means to belong.
Notes: General audiences. For [livejournal.com profile] khrfest, prompt: Xanxus, Vongola IX - belonging; "I'm proud of him." 752 words.

It was, Timoteo decided, just as well that he had not expected that taking Xanxus in would be a particularly easy thing to do. )
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2009-08-31 05:20 pm

[fic] KHR - Truth and Consequences (Generations: A House Divided)

Title: Truth and Consequences
Characters: Tsuna, Xanxus, Timoteo Vongola
Summary: Someone has to deal with Xanxus after the ring battles; everyone thinks it might as well be Tsuna.
Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] cliche_bingo, prompt: "Truth or Dare." Full bingo card is available here. This fic is part of the Generations project with [personal profile] branchandroot, occurring in the arc "A House Divided," after the end of the TYL arc. For a character guide, see the appendix (warning: spoilers for the arc!). This is a very rough draft, and will likely be revised and updated in the future. Many thanks to [personal profile] branchandroot for unsticking me on this prompt. 1126 words.

Read more... )
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2009-08-18 10:31 am

[fic] KHR - An Offer You Can't Refuse (Generations: A House Divided)

Title: An Offer You Can't Refuse
Characters: Sawada Iemitsu, Reborn, Vongola IX
Summary: There comes a time in every young man's life when he must seek his fortune. Sawada Iemitsu is off to seek his.
Notes: Written for round two of [livejournal.com profile] khr_undercover, id [messina]. This fic is part of the Generations project with [personal profile] branchandroot, occurring in the arc "A House Divided," not too long before "Blood Will Tell." For a character guide, see the appendix (warning: spoilers for the arc!). Edited; 2718 words. Teen+; some implicit, mostly-offscreen violence.

Sawada Iemitsu couldn't remember a time when he hadn't known that he was--or could have been, if he'd wanted to be--the heir to a great mafia empire. )
lysapadin: pen & ink painting of bamboo against a full moon (Default)
2009-08-03 04:46 pm

[fic] KHR - Five Things That Never Happened to Xanxus

Title: Five Things That Never Happened to Xanxus
Characters: Xanxus
Summary: These are things that never happened to Xanxus, but could have done, if only things had started out just a bit differently.
Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] cliche_bingo, prompt: "Fork in the Road AU." Full bingo card is available here. This fic is what happens when you say to yourself, "Gosh, I've been writing a lot of Xanxus angst lately. I wonder if it is possible to write Xanxus in such a way that he is, well, functionally broken instead of just psychopathically insane." And then you get tackled by a plot bunny that is the size of a goddamn linebacker. Teen and up; warnings for Xanxus doing the things that make him Xanxus. Part of the Choice project, which is 101 ways of trying to fix Xanxus. 12465 words.

Xanxus stared up at the old geezer--this smiling old fool was supposed to be the Vongola Ninth? please--and lifted a hand to show him the Flame when he asked for it. )
lysapadin: pen & ink painting of bamboo against a full moon (Default)
2009-07-27 12:36 pm

[fic] KHR - Blood Will Tell (Generations: A House Divided)

Title: Blood Will Tell
Characters: Xanxus, Timoteo Vongola, Sawada Iemitsu, the 9th gen Guardians
Summary: Sometimes one small mistake can lead to an entire avalanche of nasty consequences.
Notes: This fic is part of the Generations project with [personal profile] branchandroot, occurring in the arc "A House Divided." Character appendix here (warning: spoilers!). Some small divergences from manga canon; a veritable confluence of clusterfuck. 10,164 words.

One of the first things Sawada Iemitsu did in his apprenticeship to the Vongola Ninth's outside advisor was bring the Ninth news of the woman who claimed that her son belonged to Timoteo Vongola. It was an act that Iemitsu reflected on later, grimly, deciding that it was the event that colored his entire service to the Vongola. )
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2009-07-26 08:19 pm

[fic] KHR - Two Hands Make a Pair (Generations: A House Divided)

Title: Two Hands Make a Pair
Characters: Timoteo Vongola, Gianni, Rafaele
Summary: In which the Vongola Ninth's Mist and Rain reach an agreement, and establish a pattern that will carry them forward.
Notes: This fic is part of the Generations project with [personal profile] branchandroot, occurring in the arc "A House Divided." This is set about ten years before "Blood Will Tell." Timoteo has been the Ninth for a little under a decade at this point. This is a sidestory for the arc, focusing pretty much entirely on two of the original characters, and is not necessary to the main thrust of A House Divided--but it may make some character motivations make more sense later. For a character guide, see the appendix (warning: spoilers for the arc!). Written for the prompt "red wine." Contains fraught smut. 3727 words.

Gianni may have been the Vongola Ninth's right hand, and his Mist Guardian besides, but he wasn't too proud to admit it when he was tired. And tonight, he was tired. )
lysapadin: pen & ink painting of bamboo against a full moon (Default)
2009-07-23 01:07 pm

[fic] KHR - The Family You Choose (Generations: A House Divided)

Title: The Family You Choose
Characters: Timoteo Vongola, his Guardians
Summary: It is time for Timoteo to choose his Guardians, and he's determined to do things his way.
Notes: This fic is part of the Generations project with [personal profile] branchandroot. This fic begins the arc "A House Divided," which focuses on the Ninth and his relationship with his Guardians and Xanxus. This project owes its inspiration to [personal profile] jetsam/[livejournal.com profile] thephoenixboy, who correctly guessed which fic was mine in the first round of [livejournal.com profile] khr_undercover, and requested a fic featuring Timoteo and his Guardians as her reward. I don't believe she quite expected her request to spawn an entire humongous arc, but what can I say? It was a provocative prompt! *grin* General audiences, 6578 words. For a character guide, see the appendix (warning: spoilers for the arc!).

'Is it already time to be thinking of that?' Timoteo asked, to make time for his mind to race ahead and turn over the possibilities. 'You're still very young, Mother.' 'How kind of you to say,' she said, eyes glinting, not without humor. 'I said that we were ready to confirm you as my heir, not that I was ready to step down. Don't get too far above yourself.' )