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18 September 2014 @ 11:23 pm
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potionwine
05 September 2014 @ 08:04 pm
Ouran High School Host Club

To Become One Seventh: the quest of a wholehearted one half
[OT7 | ongoing]

And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Following Haruhi’s formal acceptance of the American exchange scholarship, the remaining members of the host club face a daunting year without her now-familiar presence. Hitachiin Kaoru is seventeen and head over heels in love with his pumpkin story. In trying to hold fast against the relentless vicissitudes of life, he discovers that the act of resisting change becomes change itself. Bringing all of his natural talents to bear, he must redesign the complex structure of their interwoven symbiotic relationships to withstand the challenges of their brave new worlds. As if that were not enough, he must prove himself worthy of the family legacy. Kaoru POV; Haruhi POV in prologue only.

Prologue
[Prologue]
Chapter 1: Starting Today, You are an Intern!
[Part A] [Part B]
Chapter 2: The Job of a Fashion Intern!
[Chapter 2]
Chapter 3: Beware the Shadow Boss!
[Part A(a)] [Part A(b)] [Part B]
Chapter 4: Attack of the Lady Proposals!
[Part A(a)] [Part A(b)] [Part B]
Chapter 5: White Team Fight!
[Part A] [Part B]


By Anyone's Rules
[Kyouya/Kaoru | ongoing]

A love story told in reverse. Hitachiin-Ootori Kaoru is 30 and newly widowed. Even from the grave, Kyouya keeps the promises he made. #1 in the Movie Adaptations Series – based on P.S. I Love You.

[Prologue]
[Chapter 1: September]
[Chapter 2: Year 2023]


the small price of pleasure
[Kyouya/Kaoru, Tamaki/Haruhi/Hikaru | ongoing]

The Cake Shop AU. Genius pâtissier Hitachiin Kaoru and his twin brother find employment in an elegant cake shop owned by a tall, dark and handsome man with a past waiting to be unraveled. #2 in the Movie Adaptations Series – Antique (2008) [Korean title: 서양골동양과자점 엔티크 Seoyangkoldong Yangkwajajeom Entikeu].

[Prologue]
[Chapter 01] | [Chapter 02] | [Chapter 03] | [Chapter 04] | [Chapter 05]
[Chapter 06] | [Chapter 07] | [Chapter 08] | [Chapter 09] | [Chapter 10]
[Chapter 11] | [Chapter 12] | [Chapter 13] | [Chapter 14] | [Chapter 15]
[Chapter 16] | [Chapter 17] | [Chapter 18] | [Chapter 19] | [Chapter 20]
[Chapter 21] | [Chapter 22] | [Chapter 23] | [Chapter 24] | [Chapter 25]
[Chapter 26] | [Chapter 27] | [Chapter 28] | [Chapter 29] | [Chapter 30]


Assorted Ouran Shorts
[A collection of Ouran one-shots, various pairings and scenarios.]

#1 [Sleep Debt] | Kyouya/Kaoru
#2 [Haute Couture] | Kaoru, Haruhi
#3 [Reason in Madness] | Honey, entire club
#4 [Lost Art] | Kaoru, Kyouya
#5 [Old Married Couple] | Tamaki, Kyouya
#6 [Signature Scent] | Kaoru


In Medias Res
[Kaoru/club member | complete, 30000 words in 6 parts]

Straight 'in the middle of things'. Kaoru has been seeing one of his host club colleagues on the sly. Everything has now come to a head and it's time to decide the course of the future.

[Chapter 1: This Interminable Wait]
[Chapter 2: So Close]
[Chapter 3: Endgame Move]
[Chapter 4: Checkmate]
[Chapter 5: The Price You're Paying For It]
[Chapter 6: Fairy Tale Romance]

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** Please check the fic archives (e.g. fanfiction.net or ao3) for the latest chapter updates. I have been neglecting my LJ quite a bit, but the stories are still being updated on the archives.
 
 
potionwine
17 October 2012 @ 12:12 am
   So
This is not a love confession
   But
I think you are ridiculously good-looking
and I think you ought to know.

   So
This is not to say that I look at you often
   But
I think your serious working expression is captivating
and I think your clothes hang really well off your frame.

   And
It's only because I am an auditory learner
   That
I remember you talking about your interests
or that I can identify your voice easily.

   And
It's a side effect of having an unruly imagination
   That
I swiftly create stories that do not exist
or that I wonder whether the people I currently know will be in my future.

   If
I constantly want to know more about you
   Then
I should explain that I am insatiably curious
and possibly diagnosable as an incurable chatterbox.

   If
I feel that your worries run parallel with mine
   Then
It's because we are both only human
and share the same capacity for fear and understanding.

   See
The thing is
   You
May very well smile upon receiving a compliment
or might tell me more about your life and opinions.

   See
The alternative is
   You
Might smile one time less today
or may very well remain a stranger to me.

   Wait
What's that awkward look you're giving me
   No
There seems to be a misunderstanding here
Didn't I say this isn't a love confession?
 
 
potionwine
11 May 2012 @ 12:25 am
For the writer, there is nothing quite like having someone say that he or she understands, that you have reached them and affected them with what you have written. It is the feeling early humans must have experienced when the firelight first overcame the darkness of the cave. It is the communal cooking pot, the Street, all over again. It is our need to know we are not alone.

– Virginia Hamilton



There is this feeling that cannot be described, the feeling of finding something precious when one is not looking for it. I was searching for stuff about Ouran, as I am wont to do in my endless research, and wholly unexpectedly came across someone quoting a paragraph of words that was really familiar to me... and then I realised she was quoting from 1-7th. Even if she has never told me directly that she either reads my stories or likes them, my heart's beating so fast, I can't wipe the grin off my face. I feel like I have a connection with these people I haven't ever met, and – just... within this single act is enough strength for me to borrow, to lean on in order to continue despite the terrible struggle to write it because I am so repulsed by one of the characters and there are days where I cannot even face 1-7th.

Thank you, thank you. I keep telling myself that I am determined to write it yet I am emotionally frail precisely because of the sheer emotional investment that goes into this undertaking. You make me feel like I can carry on no matter what, and I know that this feeling will flow into Kaoru and give him plenty of strength, too.
 
 
potionwine
07 May 2012 @ 03:57 pm
In Medias Res miniseries, Part VI of VI

Title: Fairy Tale Romance
Pairing(s): Kyouya/Kaoru
Rating: M
Disclaimer: Ouran High School Host Club belongs to Hatori Bisco and related companies.
Word Count: approximately 30,000 words in 6 parts. [Complete]

Complete summary: Straight 'in the middle of things'. Kaoru has been seeing one of his host club colleagues on the sly. Everything has now come to a head and it's time to decide the course of the future.

Chapter 6Collapse )
 
 
 
potionwine
07 May 2012 @ 03:06 pm
In Medias Res miniseries, Part V of VI

Title: The Price You're Paying For It (Hikaru)
Pairing(s): Kyouya/Kaoru
Rating: M
Disclaimer: Ouran High School Host Club belongs to Hatori Bisco and related companies.
Word Count: approximately 30,000 words in 6 parts. [Complete]

Complete summary: Straight 'in the middle of things'. Kaoru has been seeing one of his host club colleagues on the sly. Everything has now come to a head and it's time to decide the course of the future.

Chapter 5Collapse )
 
 
potionwine
07 May 2012 @ 02:33 pm
In Medias Res miniseries, Part IV of VI

Title: Checkmate
Pairing(s): Kaoru/club member
Rating: M
Disclaimer: Ouran High School Host Club belongs to Hatori Bisco and related companies.
Word Count: approximately 30,000 words in 6 parts. [Complete]

Complete summary: Straight 'in the middle of things'. Kaoru has been seeing one of his host club colleagues on the sly. Everything has now come to a head and it's time to decide the course of the future.

Chapter 4Collapse )
 
 
potionwine
06 May 2012 @ 09:47 pm
In Medias Res miniseries, Part III of VI

Title: Endgame Move
Pairing(s): Kaoru/club member
Rating: M
Disclaimer: Ouran High School Host Club belongs to Hatori Bisco and related companies.
Word Count: approximately 30,000 words in 6 parts. [Complete]

Complete summary: Straight 'in the middle of things'. Kaoru has been seeing one of his host club colleagues on the sly. Everything has now come to a head and it's time to decide the course of the future.

Chapter 3Collapse )
 
 
potionwine
06 May 2012 @ 09:04 pm
In Medias Res miniseries, Part II of VI

Title: So Close
Pairing(s): Kaoru/club member
Rating: M
Disclaimer: Ouran High School Host Club belongs to Hatori Bisco and related companies.
Word Count: approximately 30,000 words in 6 parts. [Complete]

Complete summary: Straight 'in the middle of things'. Kaoru has been seeing one of his host club colleagues on the sly. Everything has now come to a head and it's time to decide the course of the future.

Chapter 2Collapse )
 
 
potionwine
06 May 2012 @ 08:06 pm
In Medias Res miniseries, Part I of VI

Title: This Interminable Wait
Pairing(s): Kaoru/club member
Rating: M
Disclaimer: Ouran High School Host Club belongs to Hatori Bisco and related companies.
Word Count: approximately 30,000 words in 6 parts. [Complete]

Complete summary: Straight 'in the middle of things'. Kaoru has been seeing one of his host club colleagues on the sly. Everything has now come to a head and it's time to decide the course of the future.

Chapter 1Collapse )