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Modern AU: post-reunion headcanons
« on: February 03, 2015, 07:53:55 pm »
So, some of you know about the fic I'm currently writing, Of Mice and Men, and a few days ago I realized I have no idea how to finish it -.- I probably shouldn't panic, but since it's the last chapter and it's been months since I last updated, I honestly just wanna throw the end of the fic out there and get rid of it. Because I'm not sure I should be using the forum for this sort of purpose and I don't want to make this a discussion only for people who read it (and ruin it for them): let's think of random situations that can happen in the real world if Shion and Nezumi were to reunite. I'm not looking for anything specific for the the AU I created, I just want some random inspiration on the topic so just throw ideas at me!

(In case you do want to know what the AU looked like but didn't read the fic: Nezumi used to live in London but came back to Tokyo for a while, met Shion, couple lovey-dovey stuff, Nezumi decides to go back to London)

I feel like I shouldn't be doing this, but whatever

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Re: Modern AU: post-reunion headcanons
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2015, 07:59:33 pm »
My immediate thought was a crowded subway station... I don't have anything else other than that in my brain at the moment.

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Re: Modern AU: post-reunion headcanons
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2015, 08:17:41 pm »
O.O Are you inside my brain? @.@

I was actually thinking more in the direction of Shion being afraid of Nezumi leaving again? I'm not really sure, I talked about it with my proof-reader the day after I posted the latest chapter and it made so much sense then but it's been 2-3 months and I have no idea how to convey something like that...

I tried thinking in about Safu giving Nezumi a hard time, but then wouldn't Shion protect Nezumi rather than say 'yes Nezumi you're such an ***hole for leaving me'. Or that Nezumi would bring it up to Shion, but I just don't see Nezumi as the type to simply go ahead and start a deep serious relationship conversation. And wouldn't Shion just insist that he's fine? I'm not even sure what I'm asking for, because what I'm saying right now is really specific. I'm sorry OTL

So, I'm going to try to move this conversation as far as possible from my fic so I can see completely different approaches. How about fun NezuShi moving in together headcanons? They'd probably need some more space for books, assuming that Shion has his own and Nezumi also has a lot. I also imagine Shion having a dog, and Nezumi really not liking it at first. Would the dog hate him back or be all cute and try to become friends with Nezumi? Either way, Shion probably walked on some pretty strange situations between the two ^^"

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Re: Modern AU: post-reunion headcanons
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2015, 10:14:39 pm »
Nezumi would have a cat. They could be antisocial and dramatic together.

Also... on the topic of having that "are you going to leave again" conversation, I see it going like Nezumi is about to head out to go to the store or something and their conversation starts like this:

Nezumi: "I'll be back in a while." *laughs a little* "Maybe."

Shion: *totally serious* "Would you really leave again? Just like that?"

Nezumi: *smile leaves his face, mildly shocked* "Um..."

And then they'd have their conversation and Shion would probably end up crying a little bit.

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Re: Modern AU: post-reunion headcanons
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2015, 08:45:08 am »
I quite like the idea of Shion having some kind of scruffy animal as a pet, whether it be a dog, cat or bird. Something that he found on the streets or in a shelter (and it's clearly seen better days: is missing patches of fur/missing a limb, and gets terribly anxious around strangers). But despite this, Shion adores it; and the animal adores Shion right back since he was the one who cared for it and made an effort when no-one else would.

And, obviously, it hates Nezumi's guts and tries to monopolise Shion's attention and affections so Nezumi can't have any.

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Re: Modern AU: post-reunion headcanons
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2015, 09:09:09 am »
When I think about a dog concerning Nezumi and Shion, I always think about this one:
http://z.mfcdn.net/store/manga/11628/01-004.5/compressed/sggscans_sugar_code_v001_extra_p004.jpg
http://z.mfcdn.net/store/manga/11628/01-001.0/compressed/e019.jpg
http://z.mfcdn.net/store/manga/11628/01-001.0/compressed/e021.jpg

I think he'd bite Nezumi. ^^ But not really...just a little bit. I think he'd also protect Nezumi, because the dog is smart and he knows that Nezumi means a lot to Shion. (He's protect Shion like a father his daughter, putting her bf to the acid test. XD)

If I remember it correctly, Shion has a dog in "Mice and Men". And I think he's never give him away since he's from Inukashi, so Nezumi has to bear with the dog.



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Re: Modern AU: post-reunion headcanons
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2015, 06:49:20 pm »
@Weisel omg Nezumi with a cat this idea is just gold :D :D Combining this with @Spyed 's idea, an AU where Nezumi walks around in some street and sees this abandoned kitty so he picks him up and the next day he goes to the vet and Shion is the vet! And Shion thinks Nezumi is really caring because he picked up the kitty but Nezumi is trying to keep up his 'don't give a sh*t' front. ~enter fluff later~

Also Weisel I really liked the idea for the conversation. Though it's really sad and I think I might cry trying to write something like that (but that's one of the things that make it so great :D )

And, Spyed, the dog would never stop barking if he'll see them making out or something, and if Nezumi ever decides to buy Shion presents, he would hid it :'D

@Ahiku now I'm imagining the dog loading a shotgun asking Nezumi what he's planning to do in the future and all sorts of other father-like questions ^^" I don't think Nezumi would tell Shion to get rid of any pet he might have, even if it wasn't a gift from Inukashi ^^"

How about days off? Would Nezumi and Shion go somewhere to hang out? Sit together and read? umm... other stuff? ;)

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Re: Modern AU: post-reunion headcanons
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2015, 07:33:16 pm »
(I love of Mice and Men! Ending things is always really hard-- best of luck. c: )
I've been waiting for a forum like this!

Oh jeez these animal head canons are so perfect, I'm more than a little obsessed with these two keeping pets of some kind.
I can see Shion potentially having a tortoise instead of a furry mammal at first-- something to take care of that isn't quite as time-consuming as a cat or dog. Of course tortoises practically last forever so Nezumi better adjust to that guy's existence.

But Shion being surrounded by dogs is important to me on so many levels.

I'm loving these vet Shion ideas but hear me out:
Dog groomer Shion.
Fancy pet bath-giving Shion.
Shion wearing one of those pet store aprons with little bath bubbles on his handsssss
hnngh

I've had this AU percolating in my head for awhile with Shion working at one of those fancy pet salons (bonus for boss!Inukashi) and Nezumi walking in with some mangy flea-ridden thing that he found on the street and in a weird moment of empathy (yes empathy, not sympathy) decided to give the pup a hand.

Or Shion working at a petco like place (as a dog groomer) and Nezumi coming in with sick mice. 

Do those count as reunions? I don't know.
Since I don't think they count as much-- let's see.

Post-reunion real-world Shion I can see as being nervous about Nezumi leaving but I think Nezumi'd feel nervous about staying. If they came from different backgrounds there's of course class differences to deal with, and the Nezumi of your fic seems preoccupied by the fact he doesn't belong in the same 'world' as Shion. What in him has changed to allow him to return? Is his wanderlust an important part of him still or has he found something (or someone) worth sticking around for-- or taking with him?
Is the reunion planned or unplanned-- would either of them have wanted it planned?

(I enjoy the idea of them accidentally bumping into each other at like flipping Home Depot or some place with absolutely no ambiance and being forced to reconcile their own feelings in the midst of everyone else just going about their lives like they were trying to do.)

Or are they both ready? Have they arranged the meeting? I can see them, especially in a modern AU exchanging e-mails or classic letters since they're not in QUITE as awful of a predicament as they are in canon. So in that case reunion would definitely be planned...but how do you plan a reunion for someone you adore that you haven't seen in forever? Buy them a snazzy dinner? Invite them home? ...Where even is home? Each other? Jeez that's cheesy. Would they say that? Would they think that? How awkward would that be?

Jeez I don't know I'm literally just typing out questions instead of answering them.

Sorry about the long post I love me some AUs.
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Re: Modern AU: post-reunion headcanons
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2015, 08:37:01 pm »
@secretagentfan thanks :D it's always great to hear that :)

Haha Shion with a tortoise would be would be adorable ><

Alrightalrighalrighalrighalrigh this is just perfect I can't decide what I like better Shion in a doctor's robe or Shion covered with bubbles washing a dog O.o

This idea is so cute :D :D

Mm... to answer these questions I'd have to spoiler you ^^" Although that, to be honest, even if I were to answer you, I couldn't put it in words. My proof-reader told me I should talk about Nezumi's inner conflict, and since I didn't really know how to do that exactly... I just wrote. I don't even know what I did. Nezumi is one of the only characters that I can relate too so much that I can just write what's on my mind and hopefully it doesn't end up too ooc...

tbh one of my greatest problems right now is that I wrote so many depressing things recently that every time I try to write fluff I think it sounds really stupid and cheesy OTL

Yeah AUs are fun :D And asking questions is great because it gets me thinking :) 

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Re: Modern AU: post-reunion headcanons
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2015, 04:25:21 pm »
Wow, idea Nezumi and cat goes to vet and meet Shion is really nice, I would love to read AU ff like that, it's fresh compare to all school AU around. School AU isn't bad, but most of ff like that are unfinished and don't look like they will get finished ever.

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Re: Modern AU: post-reunion headcanons
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2015, 04:40:40 pm »
And then Nezumi would definitely argue that no, he can't keep the cat, it'll just eat his pet mice. And Shion can't shelter it in at work because there's no space left and the animal shelters are closed already. And he can't take it home either because maybe Karan is allergic xD And so Nezumi gets stuck with a cat, threatening the poor thing that if it as much as looks at his mice it's gonna get a collar and a leash (or something similar).
God, I'm growing fond of this AU well too fast ^^"

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Re: Modern AU: post-reunion headcanons
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2015, 07:15:26 pm »
lol @lawlya :D

And Safu is also a vet, that is friends with Inukashi who owns a dog shelter....

Also: Shion coming to Nezumi's house, which is a total bubbly mess, to wash the cat for him, because Nezumi just can't.

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« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2015, 04:12:15 am »
Yes! And Shion visiting the shelter on his free days to help out.

And if he's already there either way he decides to get rid of Nezumi's mess for him because honestly, you can't let a cat live in such a chaos.

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« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2015, 10:13:36 am »
@lawlya and Shion can play with the puppies yes :D :D

haha Shion would lecture Nezumi about taking a better care of his cat although he's already taking a pretty good care of it... like, that cat would have this amazing talent of making it look like Nezumi isn't taking good care of it when Shion comes so Shion would spoil it, and the cat would just sit there and watch Nezumi from Shion's lap, as Shion pats it while scolding Nezumi, with this 'I got your b*tch' sort of expression ;D

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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2015, 11:33:55 am »
Yep, and because it works out just fine for the cat if Shion comes over, it'll playfully chase the three mice through the whole flat, leaving a mess behind and aggravating Nezumi when in reality it has some kind of agreement with them: You don't eat us and we help you getting Shion over more often. (Because if there are super intelligent mice, Nezumi just has enough bad luck to find a genius cat xD)