[Fanfiction]: Enough

[Title]: Enough
[Author]: jfiacrez
[Category]: General, M/M
[Rating]:  General
[Fandom]: Run with the Wind (Anime) | 風が強く吹いている | Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru & Haikyuu
[Characters]: Kurahara Kakeru, Akane “Prince” Kashiwazaki, Kageyama Tobio & Haiji Kiyose
[Status]: Completed 
Part 3 of the “Of Stilted Conversations and RBF’s” series.

[Synopsis]:
Kakeru has an epiphany in Paris with the help of Prince, Kageyama, and the Mona Lisa.


I was curious what I’d find in the Run With the Wind fandom of fanfiction, and it is pretty bare boned. But I had to check out at least one of the ships. To be honest, I haven’t really thought about ‘shipping any of our boys in Run just because this show really screams mentorship and brotherhood to me more than anything. But if I did ‘ship anyone it would be Kakeru and Haiji.

The context appears that this happens way after college a few years after the Hakone Ekiden. In this short one-shot, Kakeru comes to terms (belatedly) that he’s in love with Haiji. Prince has dropped hints on this odd trip of theirs to Paris.

Also an odd addition is Kageyama Tobio from the Haikyuu series as Kurahara’s step-brother. I think it’s funny that the author would have these two be step-siblings because they’re so similar in looks and personality – but who hasn’t made that parallel?

I know my notes above say Part 3 of a series, but I feel like these could be read as standalones.

Without giving away too much, I thought this was a short cute one-shot about Kakeru’s awkwardness and slow realization of having feelings for someone else because he’s always been too focused on running to think about anything else.

[Fanfiction]: Hakuouki | Kimi no Tameni

[Title]:Kimi no Tameni
[Author]: TheStarsHaveAligned
[Category]: M/F
[Rating]:  Teen & Up
[Fandom]: Hakuouki
[Relationship]: Souji Okita/ Chizuru Yukimura
[Status]: Completed 

[Synopsis]:
“No matter how many times I am reborn, I’ll go to the place filled with sunlight that seeps through the trees where you are.”


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I hadn’t considered reading fanfiction based on an otome before. That is, until, I played Hakuouki: Kyoto Winds and had chosen Susumu Yamazaki as my first bachelor. I had gotten so invested in his story line, I actually wrote a first person POV fanfiction for this series.

However, due to my own piece I decided to check out the some other fanfiction’s in the fandom. There aren’t as many (only 496 as of today!) compared to more popular series like Haikyuu!!, Free!, and My Hero Academia, but there was one that really struck a chord with me, and that was Kimi no Tameni.

Before Yamazaki stole my heart, Okita Souji was one of my favorites from the original Hakuouki, so I thought he would be a safe bet to start with in fanfiction.

TheStarsHaveAligned has created a beautifully heartbreaking story regarding Okita and Chizuru.  Much like his otome and real-life counterpart, Okita is dying of tuberculosis and this story focuses on that and the bitter impact of impending death that strains their relationship.

What would you do to save a loved one? How much of yourself are you willing to sacrifice? How far are you willing to go? If you were given the chance to save them from dying, would you do it?

The story explores various snippets and events that occur between Okita and Yukimura. The Point of View changes from Chizuru’s to Okita’s and it’s rather painful to read from Okita’s POV sometimes, because the reader already knows what that odd deja vu feeling that Okita is experiencing.

If you love angst, and drama then I highly recommend this one. I was in tears for a lot of this fanfic, so if you’re also in need of a good cry, by all means this is probably a good one for that if you’re into heartbreaking romance.

This is supposed to be Part 1 of a series, but can be read as a standalone piece. I’m not sure if the author will continue, as in a previous note to me – seems to be rather nervous about their interpretation of Okita. Even though I found it fantastic like many other readers, I don’t blame her.  It’s the reason why a lot of my own fanfic stays as personal projects shared amongst friends.

Hopefully you guys will give this one a chance! Shoujo and I have discussed this particular one before as we’re both Hakuouki fangirls.  And maybe I’ll get around to posting my first person POV post sometime soon.


Bear in mind, a lot of the fanfics I’ll be suggesting will probably have a lot of angst, and have seriously brought on major bouts of crying. I love emotionally gripping stories. Like said in my introduction post to this segment – fanfics have become a source of catharsis for me, whether in reading or writing it.