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Katekyou Hitman Reborn! » La Petite Mort

La Petite Mort (French euphemism for an orgasm, literally translating to "the little death") is a somewhat lengthy attempt at articulating a theory. It takes place during the future arc of Reborn!, but in the in-between time — the time between when the Millefiore assassinations began and Reborn was sent into the future. It depicts what I think life may have been like for the survivors. Their days and nights; their coping mechanisms. I am by no means, in any way, claiming that this is canon or that this could even have plausibly happened. But I think that it could have, and my guesses are just as good as anyone else's, I think.

Now, while there are only a handful of parts, a reader can actually tackle the story a few different ways. The first (and my personal recommendation as the writer) is to read the story straight through, chronologically. However, the parts alternate in points of view: the odd chapters are Gokudera, while the even chapters are Haru. (However, the zero chapter, formerly the "prologue" is Gokudera, while the epilogue is Haru, so neither of these needs to be read with the other's side alone.) This means that one may read through Gokudera's or Haru's experience first, then go back and read the other's. Don't be too surprised if they read somewhat similarly, however. They often depict the same situations from their respective minds. You will learn different things by reading the different experiences, though; I was not lazy. I like the idea of seeing both sides to the story, even if I am not such a proponent of multiple methods to reading it. (I am mostly just easily confused/bothered in general, though, so don't mind me.)

So! You may read as you like, and I have done my best to accommodate any reading style, putting links within the chapter entries themselves so you needn't shuffle around so much. Hopefully, it should feel more or less like turning the pages of a virtual book. :3

Oh, and, hopefully it goes without saying, but: Spoilers for the Future arc.

00 Zero
01 One
02 Two
03 Three
04 Four
05 Five
06 Six
07 Seven
08 Eight
Epilogue Epilogue

TOTAL WORD COUNT: 16,258
OVERALL RATING: R or Adult for sexual situations and content

Comments

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vicious_lullaby
Jan. 21st, 2009 08:02 am (UTC)
HI I LOVE YOU.

Consider this fair warning: You are now going to get that flood of comments I mentioned LMFAO EXCUSE MY EXTREME ENTHUSIASM OKAY T____T

ALSO IF YOU COULD NOT TELL ALREADY, I APPROVE. TO THE MAX. ♥♥♥
pekori
Jan. 21st, 2009 08:07 am (UTC)
Silly Boss is silly. ♥
jewel_song
Jan. 22nd, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)
This story is absolutely wonderful. The lack of GokuHaru in the fandom is depressing, but this work has brightened my week. :)

The characterization is spot-on (I loved Lambo in this for some reason, though his role was minimal) and Gokudera's grief was very real to me, as was Haru's plight to reach him.



Very well done, I really, really hope to see more from you.

pekori
Jan. 23rd, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
I feel like a lot of people tend to see them more as a crackship, if anything, but I'm also of some sort of unrealistic opinions of Haru's character, I think. >>;

I'm really glad you think the characterization is good, but maybe more than that (perhaps a little embarrassingly/pathetically), I'm really glad that you liked Lambo as much as you did. He is my favorite in this too, despite how small his part is. :3
moveinpolaroid
Apr. 12th, 2011 06:45 am (UTC)
whenever i think of the most gripping fic i have read thus far, this particular one always comes to mind. i don't even like gokudera that much but i absolutely love this fic that i can try to understand him, angst, grief and all and haru's maturity is highly believable. this would totally pass as cannon, so thank you for the brilliancy :).
pekori
Apr. 16th, 2011 03:50 am (UTC)
Oh, wow. When I logged into my email, something like this was seriously the last thing I would've expected to see. The suddenness, unexpectedness, and, well, this comment in essence sort of left me speechless for a moment.

I haven't really been writing lately, fanfic or otherwise. I've been awful about keeping up with any of the fandoms I used to wait impatiently for every week. Honestly, I hardly remember this fic journal exists half the time.

But I'm droning. The real point of this was to thank you -- with the utmost and complete sincerity and humility -- for leaving this comment. And for reminding me that there actually are some people my words have stuck with, even if it never feels like it.

I am really, truly glad that you still remember this fic, though. The story meant (and, to some extent, still does) mean a lot to me.

(P.S. Sorry for being so silly; it would take too long to explain why I am so moved, but I just wanted you to know that I am.)
moveinpolaroid
Apr. 16th, 2011 09:14 am (UTC)
if it helps, i want you to know that i was affected by this story for days: i was feeling melancholy because of gokudera and haru's situation and gokufera's seeming impassiveness. it was the first pairing fic i have read so i guess it ineluctably became a benchmark for my fic reading :].

(P.S. my friend would be so surprise and happy if she finds out you replied to me hehe; this here is one of her favorites too)
gekkoo_te
Jul. 7th, 2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
<3
there are so few excellent fanfics about gokudera and haru posted @ lj, i am very glad that i've found this post <3 had a great pleasure reading this, thank you!
it's a great pity that you don't write anything lately (as i see @ the comment above) =(
pekori
Jul. 8th, 2011 03:55 am (UTC)
Re: <3
Thank you! It still surprises me that people continue to stumble upon and read this, so long after it was written. I'm really glad that you found and enjoyed it, though! <3

As for lately, I haven't really been doing any fanfic (at least nothing like this), but I may be posting some original fic here end of this month/beginning of next month. Maybe it's a mental block because of this one Ouran High School Host Club fanfic I've had in my head for years that I can't unstick. XD

Thank you again for your comment! I'm really glad that I could contribute something to the fandom - and, moreover, to a such a small niche within it - that has been well-received and -liked.
gekkoo_te
Jul. 8th, 2011 01:20 pm (UTC)
Re: <3
you are very welcome! i think that there are a lot of people who have read this fanfic so long after it was published here, it's just not everyone isn't so lazy to put a comment. take me, for instance. i've re-read this fiction three or mb even four times, but have put a comment just now. ._.
pekori
Jul. 8th, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
Re: <3
./////////////////////.;;;

I...don't even have words. XD;

Between you and the commenter (and her friend) above, I just...I am both completely speechless and completely humbled.

Maybe someday soon I will be able to write more things. ♥
gekkoo_te
Jul. 8th, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
Re: <3
glad to hear this <3 go on!
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