May 30th, 2015

Inoo: cosy

'Karafuto Ojisan' fic

So… I had so many feelings about Karafuto Ojisan that somehow, this happened. Over 8,000 words of this happened?! I don't even know what else to say besides that the play really was amazing, and Inochan was really amazing, too. ♥ I'm actually really proud of how this turned out, so I hope that it's an enjoyable read!

title: 赤いスイートピー
rating: pg
pairings: gen; focused on Tohru and Hitomi (Inoo's and Matsunaga Reiko's characters from Karafuto Ojisan)
warnings: Mentions of poor parenting, parental death, PTSD, and earthquakes. Please read with discretion. There's also sort-of an OC; see the author's note.
word count: 8,310
beta: yomimashou
author's note: I have so much to say about this and I don't really know how to say it. XD; I'm that weirdo who wrote over eight thousand words about a play that probably five people total in international fandom saw, but I really wanted to sort out my feelings at the end of the play. It leaves off with a sort of oddly ambiguous "happy end," but it didn't feel good to me (or, from my eavesdropping, a lot of the Japanese fans at the shows I was at XD;), so I wanted to give it my own positive conclusion. I do want to mention that I named and gave a gender and a few lines to Hitomi's unborn child from the play, but I'm not sure that it makes so much more of a difference that it really counts as an OC. The title is from Matsuda Seiko's Akai Sweet Pea, for which you can find an English translation here (though the part I used in the fic, I translated myself, so it's a bit different). For reference, red sweet pea is a flower. If you want to read my plot summary of the play, you can find it here!
summary: They've grown into themselves, but they've grown into their little family, too, and, Hitomi thinks idly, perhaps when she'd dreamed of going to a far-off place by train as a child, this had been the final stop that she was looking for.

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