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Sequel to Fixing the Almost Broken. Post SDR2. Some Alternate Universe.

Komaeda's relationship with Hinata is slipping through his fingers and he knows he's about to lose his relationship. After an argument with Hinata, he wakes up in an alternate universe where the world has ended, he has a metal arm, everyone is recovering from Despair, but at least his relationship with Hinata is stable.

(Or: How Do The SDR2 Boys Have Their Relationship Together To The Point They Have To Help Their Alternate, Non Despair Selves In Fixing Their Relationship?)
“So… this world’s version of me attended this school as the Lucky student? Okay. What about you? What’s your talent?”

To Komaeda’s surprise, Hajime laughed brightly, “Even across dimensions you ask me that.” He laughed again, “I’ll get to me in a moment.” He cleared his throat, “Anyways over the years the school had become corrupt, for only having a handful of talented students wasn’t helping them fund their research on talent and maintain the school. So, they made the Reserve Course student program. I was in there.”

“Oh… so you don’t have a talent?” Komaeda blinked. “That’s fine too.”

Hajime laughed loudly again, “Wow, wish you had that attitude sooner.”

[Part 2 of the ‘Mending Relationships’ series; sequel to ‘Fixing the Almost Broken’]
Danganronpa  Hinata/Komaeda  author:Kimium  SDR2  post-SDR2  DR3  post-canon  romance  emotional-hurt/comfort  hurt/comfort  minor-Gundam/Sonia/Souda  AU  Non-Despair-AU  Everybody-Lives/Nobody-Dies-AU  No-Talent-AU  established-relationship  polyamory  cooking  jealousy  misunderstandings  arguments  crying  Jabberwock-Island  hurt!Komaeda  prosthetic-arms/hands  Komaeda’s-prosthesis  hugs  heterochromia  heterochromatic!Hinata  perceptive!Hinata  literally-sleeping-together  cuddling  scars  romantic-advice  notes  reconciliation  companion-piece  sequel  one-shot  fic  site:AO3  word-count:10-20k   
march 2018 by SHSL_Fangirl
Fixing the Almost Broken
It's after the Neo World Program and Nagito is perfectly happy with Hajime in a relationship. Then a storm happens, followed by an embarrassing accident (see: Shitty Luck), and Nagito wakes up in an alternate universe where his relationship with Hajime is strained and breaking. Of course, Nagito has dealt with worse and decides his alternate self needs a bit of Help.
“I understand now.” Nagito marvelled, feeling a smile grace his face.  “It was so simple.” How did he only figure everything out now?

“Wait, Nagito.” Hinata was standing up, “I just…”

“No, no Hajime, it’s fine.” Nagito gave a laugh, “I need a moment.”

Everything was swirling in his head and Nagito wanted to laugh again. How ironic that even when he had everything: a world to live in, an actual left arm, parents, and Hinata he managed to screw up. It only took the messed-up version from a post apocalyptic world, recovering from Despair to fix everything.

A laugh, bright and loud escaped his lips. Nagito couldn’t help it as the situation firmly smacked him over the head. Wobbling out, towards the exit, Nagito stepped outside, wishing he could say his giggling came from loss of control due to drinking, not because he discovered the truth.

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“You totally screwed the other Nagito while I was away.” He laughed.

Hajime flinched, as though he just realized he was awake and set the book down. Figures he was too into the book to pay attention, “Nagito?”

“Hello, did you have a good two days?”

[Part 1 of the ‘Mending Relationships’ series; sequel: ‘Repair’]
Danganronpa  Hinata/Komaeda  author:Kimium  SDR2  post-SDR2  DR3  post-canon  romance  angst-with-a-happy-ending  minor-Gundam/Sonia/Souda  AU  Non-Despair-AU  Everybody-Lives/Nobody-Dies-AU  No-Talent-AU  established-relationship  polyamory  Jabberwock-Island  rain  prosthetic-arms/hands  Komaeda’s-prosthesis  heterochromia  heterochromatic!Hinata  hugs  accidents  loss-of-consciousness  cooking  shopping  diary-entries  movies  observation  hair-pulling  cuddling  literally-sleeping-together  parties/celebrations  bars/nightclubs  romantic-advice  gifts  eavesdropping  caught-eavesdropping  deduction  confrontations  accidental-self-incrimination  one-shot  site:AO3  word-count:10-20k   
march 2018 by SHSL_Fangirl
5-2 Off Suit
The second Nonary Game is over, leaving its survivors hungry, tired, and stranded in Nevada. A road trip isn't what any of them want, but the only way out is forward and the only way forward is across a long, long stretch of desert.

(Alternately: Junpei and Snake share a hotel room, buy terrible clothing, and work out some feelings.)
Zero-Escape  Junpei/Light  author:Masu_Trout  999  post-999  romance  humour  light-angst  disabilities  blindness  prosthetic-arms/hands  Light’s-prosthetic-arm  flirting  Light-deduces-from-sound  deduction  hotels/motels  observation  realisation-of-feelings  pining  pining!Junpei  mild-sexual-content  misunderstandings  perceptive!Light  perceptive!Clover  literally-sleeping-together  one-shot  site:AO3  word-count:10-20k     
march 2018 by SHSL_Fangirl
Emergency Light
In the continuing adventures of SOIS and Crash Keys, Aoi Kurashiki finds himself partnered with Light Field as they stand by to receive while their sisters infiltrate a mysterious facility. When Clover transmits a distress signal, the boys find themselves literally and metaphorically traveling into deep, dark trouble.

For Snake and Santa's days of 999 week, although this takes place well after the events of ZTD.

[Part 1 of the ‘self-indulgent aoilight within’ series; sequels: ‘pulse and breath’, ‘spring cleaning for skeletons’, and ‘Epilogue (Emergency Light)’]
Zero-Escape  Light/Aoi  author:airdeari  999  ZTD  post-ZTD  post-canon  romance  emotional-hurt/comfort  hurt/comfort  humour  minor-Junpei/Akane  disabilities  blindness  flashbacks  prosthetic-arms/hands  Light’s-prosthetic-arm  observation  pining  pining!Aoi  flirting  morphic-resonance  telepathy  psychic-links  Light-and-Clover-resonate  infiltration  rescue-missions  attacks  punching  dosing  guns  elevators  near-death  blackouts  minor-character-death  Light-and-Aoi-resonate  hurt!Akane  lacerations  blood  exsanguination  human-sacrifice  burning  weapon-at-throat  hurt!Aoi  cuts  glassing  Junpei-and-Akane-resonate  crying  hugs  oblivious-to-injury  pain-transmission  pain-sharing  phantom-pain  love-confessions  fic  site:AO3  word-count:10-20k     
march 2018 by SHSL_Fangirl
grab the rings of saturn
Komaeda takes up gardening.
(Or, Hinata Hajime has three things: horrible self esteem, a crush on the human embodiment of debilitating depression, and no idea what to do about any of it.)
"I don't have any dirt on me today." He pauses, and Hinata swears that if he starts to talk about it not mattering anyway because he himself is the worst kind of filth that could possibly exist or whatever sideways nonsense goes on in that messed up little head of his, he's going to strangle... someone. Not necessarily Komaeda. Potentially himself. But someone.

Fortunately for both of them, Komaeda doesn't take his words down that particular path of self-loathing. "At least... I don't think that I do,” is what he says instead, turning his hands over and studying his gloves and the very tops of his wrists, metal and skin, barely visible from underneath his jacket. "I don't, do I?" he asks, once he's satisfied with everything he can see, turning his face towards Hinata, as if waiting to be inspected, head cocked slightly as he waits for a response.

Hinata moves without thinking. "Actually..." He trails off at about the moment his brain starts screaming /what in the absolute *fuck* do you think you are doing Hinata Hajime I swear to God/ at him, just a second too late– he's already leaned in, hand outstretched, and all he can do is watch himself in horror, distantly, as though drowning, as he brushes the tiny crescent of dirt off the tip of Komaeda's nose with his thumb.


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"You don't seem too upset by it,” Hinata notes, and Komaeda's hands still their work.

"Well..." He shifts uncomfortably, and a gloved hand comes up to rub nervously at the back of his neck. "I've sort of had... a shift in perspective regarding my luck, recently."

Hinata raises an eyebrow. "Oh?"

Komaeda sighs, staring resolutely down into his lap to avoid Hinata's eyes. It's odd to see him so evasive– usually, Komaeda is blunt, brutal honestly, open to the point where it's uncomfortable, not quiet reluctance and unwillingness to explain himself. "Well... It's difficult to explain."

"Try me,” Hinata says, and he really hopes it comes off sounding the way he wants it to, with a silent "I have nothing better to do" lurking beneath it. He hopes that Komaeda can't hear the ugly, desperate way he means it, where the thought that lingers at the edge of his words is "Please, please tell me. I want to understand you."

Whichever way it sounds to Komaeda, it seems to be enough to make him uncurl slightly, to make him look away from his daisies, not exactly /at/ Hinata but not avoiding him, either, instead watching the tangle of dead blackberries over his shoulder. "I can understand how my luck might look to someone talentless. Someone like you."

"Ouch," Hinata replies mildly. Of course, the remark is more of a press on an old bruise than a fresh cut, but he doesn't mind giving Komaeda a semblance of the reaction he's looking for if it's going to get an explanation out of him.

Komaeda bites his lip, clearly lacking confidence in his next words. "Having a talent as volatile as mine is means that I've never been able to feel... /Safe/ before,” he says, tongue stumbling and tripping over the sentence as he goes. "No matter what it brought me... even if it was something good... it always felt /empty/. Whenever anything fortunate happened, it was always overshadowed by the thought of /how long? What next?/" He runs a hand through his hair, exhaling deeply, and suddenly Hinata is acutely aware of how fucking /exhausted/ he looks, deep, heavy bags like dark half-rings of Saturn curving under his eyes, which gaze blankly onwards into nothing. Komaeda has the bony, bruised body of someone who's never been able to stop running, of someone who has had the earth slip from underneath their feet and crashed through the dirt time and time again. "Can you even imagine what it's /like/?” he asks, half of that awful, despairing laugh of his tumbling from his mouth with the words, and Hinata remembers glitching palm trees and the wide, cacophonous ocean, remembers chasing glowing strawberries across the walls of the funhouse and the way the smell of blood clung to his clothes, to his hair. He remembers the /feeling/ most of all, when he lies awake in his bed at night, as he listens to the sea hiss and slap at the shore outside his slowly rotting cabin. The anticipation and the uncertainty, clawing at his brain. That constant cry: /who's next? who's next? who's next?/

"You'd be surprised." His voice is scratchy and rough as he speaks, clinging to his throat. No wonder Komaeda had seemed so unphased by the killing, he thought. He had long grown used to the waiting by then.

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"Seriously, Hinata, I don't see why you're worried about how Komaeda's gonna react to you telling him about your big old crush on him. Dude thinks you hung the moon."

"But I /didn't/," Hinata says, and feels the room go still around him. "I didn't. And that's exactly what the problem is."

"You don't think you're good enough for him." It's a statement, not a question, but Hinata feels like he has to respond to Sonia, anyway.

"No. Yes. Sort of. I don't know." He shakes his head. "Komaeda doesn't care about /me/. Komaeda cares about talent, and I don't have any that's my own. And he's going to realise that, some day, that I'm not /talented/, or /special/, or /important/, the way he thinks I am, and then..." He trails off, chewing on his lip. "And then he'll stop caring, won't he?"

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"Komaeda..." Although he knows it's a bad idea, Hinata can't stop himself from reaching out and grabbing Komaeda's hand, earning a muffled squeak of surprise in response. "Of /course/ I don't think it's wrong of you. I think it's /amazing/ ” he finishes. Komaeda stares back at him, other hand pressed to his lips, wide-eyed and wonderful, and Hinata feels like he might /actually/ start crying. "Komaeda, you deserve to be happy. You've always deserved to be happy. You know that, right?"

Komaeda blinks at him, like it's something he's considering for the first time.

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"You need to take better care of yourself, Komaeda,” he mutters, as kindly as he can in his worried, distracted haze, cupping Komaeda's face with both hands and staring at the pink blush of his skin, barely noticing that their foreheads are almost touching until Komaeda gives a brief, wheezing giggle, eyes still half lidded, but with a light shining behind them that makes Hinata's chest feel strangely tight.

"What?" he asks, voice somewhere between confused and exasperated, and Komaeda gives a small, weak shrug.

"If I didn't know better, Hinata, I'd think you were about to kiss me."
Danganronpa  Hinata/Komaeda  author:plantegg  SDR2  post-SDR2  post-SDR2.5  DR3  post-DR3  DR3/Hope  post-canon  romance  humour  emotional-hurt/comfort  hurt/comfort  minor-Gundam/Sonia  minor-Nidai/Owari  pining!Hinata  Hinata-is-awkward  oblivious!Hinata  Komaeda’s-prosthesis  Gundam’s-hamsters  Owari-plays-relationship-advisor  pining  mutual-pining  observation  hugs  obliviousness  romantic-advice  realisation-of-feelings  prosthetic-arms/hands  bets  heatstroke  fever  gardening  clovers  flowers  flower-pressing  one-shot  site:AO3  word-count:10-20k     
march 2018 by SHSL_Fangirl
Hand Hijinx
Hinata keeps finding Komaeda's robohand in various places, much to his confusion.
“Aren’t you missing something?” Hinata held the arm out to him.  It had gone still (‘playing innocent in front of your owner?’ Hinata thought irrationally.)

Komaeda looked a little surprised. “Oh, there you are!” He exclaimed, sounding like he was talking to some kind of unruly animal that had run off. “I was worried about you. Don’t just wander away like that.” After he accepted it from Hinata, it was only a few seconds until he had secured it on himself. “There we go.” He flexed his fingers, making a slightly mechanical whirring noise. “I hope it didn’t give you too much trouble.”

“Komaeda…”  Hinata rubbed his forehead, trying hard not to look amused.
Danganronpa  Hinata/Komaeda  author:Oyasumi  SDR2  post-SDR2  post-SDR2.5  DR3  DR3/Hope  post-DR3  romance  humour  prosthetic-arms/hands  Komaeda’s-prosthesis  pranks  indirect-love-confessions  confrontations  love-confessions  heterochromia  heterochromatic!Hinata  one-shot  site:AO3  word-count:1-5k     
february 2018 by SHSL_Fangirl

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