|I will not torment you with details of my HnG timetravel story.
||[Oct. 21st, 2009|10:58 am]
Must stop writing Hikaru no Go AUs. I've got, like, five going simultaneously.
My favorite is the one where Sai's a young pro strong-armed by his mother into babysitting wee!Hikaru. And as far as everyone at the Institute is concerned, Sai's all dignified and intense and intimidating as hell, but then one day he drags this kid in to sign up for the pro exams, shrieking happily about how after so many years, his little Hikaru has finally chosen the path of Go! And Hikaru's all, "I CHOSE NOTHING. YOU KIDNAPPED ME. AGAIN." I don't yet know the backstory for the 'again' part, admittedly, but whatevs. Meanwhile, Touya Kouyo is also in the lobby, wondering when his eternal rival turned into a kidnapping freak on a sugar high.
I am also bizarrely fond of the one where Heihachi decides to prove to Hikaru that Go isn't just for old men, and bribes him into going to this salon where the Meijin's teeny son is rumored to play. Only Ogata is there as well, and Heihachi mentions he's pretty sure he has a board Shuusaku used to play on, and they all haul ass back to his shed to take a look. And Hikaru's, like, "SO BORED. Wait. Why is there a bloodstain on that goban?" And his grandpa and Ogata both deny that there's anything there, but Akira's all, "Um, no, actually he's right. Totally a stain." And Sai's all, "You mean I get to haunt two small children this time? Unlife is good."
Longest one I've got is where Hikaru thinks he's the shit and that he doesn't need to join the pros 'cause he can beat most of 'em anyway. Except then he gets his ego slapped down by Akira when they're fifteen. And when Akira realizes this moron who almost beat him in a game is depressed because he lost to a 3-dan, he manipulates Hikaru into becoming a pro, being all, "If a lower-dan can beat you, you need a lot of work". Leaving out the part about him being a total prodigy and, like, five seconds away from his automatic promotion to 7-dan under the new rules. Hikaru is deeply confused when, months later, he realizes that he doesn't actually suck by pro standards. He concludes that Akira is a lying liarface who lies, and Akira is smug.
Why yes, my summaries are the shiznit.