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Though Oft We Break - o2doko - Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, CLAMP - Works [Archive of Our Own]
They have their revenge, and the constant threat looming over all their lives has finally passed - but both Kurogane and Fai still have a lot of healing left to do. Fortunately, neither of them has to do it alone.

[Set between the final battle and the end of the series, during their convalescence in Clow Country.]

|| I loved this, but just as it captures the way everyone talks sideways at each other, leaving room for the big huge Issues they all carry around, it captures CLAMPs complete disregard for satisfying endings, lol. So--not unexpected, just. Gosh darn it!!
fandom:tsubasa  author:o2doko  pairing:kurogane/fai  type:midtext  type:missingscene  type:surviving  type:workingitout  type:softly  type:birdsongsweet  type:whatwedotoeachother  length:5-10k 
march 2016 by blottingtheink
A Most Precious Thing - Dream_edge - Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle [Archive of Our Own]
There is a name on your back, for all children of Valeria are born with the name of their intended upon their skin. Yours is in a language you cannot read and do not recognize. It makes you dream of far away places, where no one has ever heard of cursed twins.

|| Every time I read a TRC fic I remember that I will never, ever, ever, remember all of the plot twists in this story. But this is soft and knife-edged and haunting, gets at Fai's lightness while being most interested in his tragedy. Most of a tone-match with the end of the series than the romp of the first half.
fandom:tsubasa  author:dream_edge  pairing:kurogane/fai  type:canonexpansion  type:alternateuniverse  type:soulmatemarks  type:softly  type:backstory  type:ouchmyheart  type:heavyheartedandlookingup  length:5-10k 
february 2015 by blottingtheink
some curious synchrony - aliferlia - Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle [Archive of Our Own]
The man beamed. ‘Oh, that’s right, yes!’ he said, with what seemed to be complete sincerity. ‘How observant of you! I can see why they hired you - you’re very smart. Yes, I’m Fai D Flourite, and it’s a pleasure to meet you! If you don’t mind, what’s your name? We can’t just keep calling you That One New Security Guard.’

‘I thought we were calling him Tall, Dark, and Handsome,’ the girl with the hat observed idly from her cubicle. ‘Or wait, was that Gin-chan? I lose track.’

|| An AU based on the ridiculous office-au THAT CLAMP MADE LAST APRIL FIRST. And therefore, we get the ridiculous and fluffy office romance that we will never, ever, ever get from CLAMP canon, god damn them. And the voices are lovely, the premise adorable, and Fai--especially Fai--just a bit haunted. Wouldn't be quite right, if he wasn't.
fandom:tsubasa  author:aliferlia  pairing:kurogane/fai  type:alternateuniverse  type:officeau  type:longandsatisfying  type:criminallyadorable  type:characterization  type:happilyeverafter  length:5-10k 
december 2013 by blottingtheink
Parerga Atakta, a tsubasa chronicle fanfic | FanFiction
'I found a story about us,' Fye said. He pushed the book against Kurogane's chest, leant close. 'Listen. Listen. And striving still the Twiceborn stood against the poison-bearing beast and struck out its eyes, and from its talons snatched his sword-brother, who lay swooning upon the grass. Thereupon the Twiceborn gave unto him the philtre he had bought from the queen with his own heart's blood, and the Dark Warrior awoke and clasped him in his arms and cried passionately –'

'The hell,' Kurogane said, choking. 'Give me that.'

|| Oh, this is LOVELY--Kurogane and Fai are spot-on, the one, gruff and as bendable as anything for Fai, the other, light-hearted and haunted. Some moments of over-writing, but slides right into CLAMP's whole thing about tragedy and hope and love and the unspoken, and, above all, duality and chances. Really great.
fandom:tsubasa  author:ninmub  pairing:kurogane/fai  type:posttext  type:family  type:ouchmyheart  type:birdsongsweet  type:characterization  type:short  type:dayinthelife  length:notspecified 
june 2013 by blottingtheink
eijentu | Looking Out From Underneath
‘I made these,’ he says, gesturing to the one still on the counter, and some dim part of Kurogane’s brain suggests it’d probably fit Fai, ‘according to measurements I was given a long time ago. You see, there was something I wanted, something impossible,’ and here a faint smile plays at the man’s mouth, ‘but there was only one person who could help grant my wish.’ He trails off for a moment, lost, perhaps, in his memory of that time, but then he stirs, meets Kurogane’s eye once more. ‘That person told me that in return for her help, I had to make these rings, just like this, and keep them here until the right people came to claim them.’

Kurogane’s first thought is fucking meddlesome witch.

|| Kurogane and Fai get married. Soft, sweet, very good. Refrain a little over-used, but that's being picky.
fandom:tsubasa  author:eijentu  pairing:kurogane/fai  type:posttext  type:future  type:letsgetmarried  type:softly  type:characterization  type:domestic  length:notspecified 
june 2013 by blottingtheink
starcrossedsins: Where the moon should be [June 12th] [Fai, Himawari] [Tsubasa & xxxHOLiC]
It had been the girl he'd noticed first, all tumbling hair and shining eyes and shining smiles too bright to be real. She had stood out to him like an oddly instant beacon, a silent flash of recognition and sting; and long fingers tightened around the staff he was passing over as payment for the children in his own care.

Something about her had been wrong, too; something that made him want to pass his hand over those curls and soothe, to offer what little comfort he could.

(There was a law even baser than hitsuzen: Like seeks like. And understanding alone was more than either could have asked for.)

|| AUAASLDHAF:LDKJD:ASLUGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Fai sees Himawari.
fandom:xxxholic  fandom:tsubasa  author:starcrossedsins  pairing:kurogane/fai  pairing:doumeki/himawari/watanuki  type:short  type:characterization  type:characterstudy  type:takeanideaandrun  type:ouchmyheart  type:somethingperfect  type:heavyheartedandlookingup  length:<1k 
june 2013 by blottingtheink
Book & Bell - SeriousMistakes (TruckThat) - Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle [Archive of Our Own]
An AU where Kurogane is (mostly) the son of a small-town baker and Fai is... not. Also featuring wizards, raisin muffins, curses, an abandoned house, and a series of terrible mistakes.

|| Oh my GOD, this is INCREDIBLE. The author notes that this owes a lot to the DWJ Howl's Moving Castle, and it does, it does, but it's also brilliant in and of itself, and the Fai and Kurogane here are completely AU and completely themselves. I'm not sure how the author got the whole speaking-without-speaking clearly thing down so well, especially in the TWO DIFFERENT VOICES that Fai and Kurogane have, but they did, and I could read a sequel to this for days and days.
fandom:tsubasa  author:seriousmistakes  pairing:kurogane/fai  type:alternateuniverse  type:crossover  type:longandsatisfying  type:plotty  type:characterization  type:voice  type:stylisticappreciation  type:takeanideaandrun  type:ohwownorly  type:awesome  length:20-25k 
may 2013 by blottingtheink
starlady38
xxxholic & trc translations--also awesome book reviews from a v.v. smart, ethically-minded, sf/f-loving, theologically-interested & articulate feminist. (basically: me, if was smarter and cooler and better at this shit. but super, super exciting to read commentary from someone with more or less exact same interests. should be trove of book recs)
resourcetype:toread  fandom:xxxholic  fandom:tsubasa  resourcetype:recs  resourcetype:translations  resourcetype:BAMF'nlist!!! 
april 2009 by blottingtheink
Where the moon should be
"There was a law even baser than hitsuzen: Like seeks like." OH MY GOD. YES. Oh my god. Fai--and Himawari--and those broken, and those who are there to fix. Please read.
fandom:xxxholic  fandom:tsubasa  pairing:doumeki/watanuki/himawari  pairing:kurofai  author:vicious_lullaby  type:rarepairing  type:threesome 
august 2008 by blottingtheink

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