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Knocks at the Door, Chapter 6: March 6th
December 16th, 2014: There you have it. My first chapter in years, and it is nowhere near the length of my usual updates. Perhaps, with time, my updates will once again become 10k word behemoths, but for now I will stick with these snapshots. Knocks at the Door isn't what I planned on using to re-introduce myself to fanfiction, but then again I had never planned on writing this. I just did, in a similar way to when I wrote Their Kisses, and that was pretty popular. So for now, I'm going to run with this, posting short chapters while I work on longer, bigger fics for posting. I do hope you enjoy this tidbit, and that it wets your appetite for more. I've got a few updates stockpiled for this, so I can reassure you that I will be posting more in the near future.
In the meantime, happy readings, I hope you enjoy.
December 13th, 2014: Well, there's my profile re-vamp. Although so far, it's just been "delete the old and slowly start rebuilding." I've got the old one saved, so if I ever want to bring back something I used to have up here I can, but for now I'm focusing on constructing the new look. Speaking of, I should probably get a new icon.
Anyway, as you all can see, I have a plan to post something. And unlike all my other plans, this one is actually going to go through, because I already have this chapter written. Knocks at the Door was something that started out as just a raw need to write. I've been doing so much brainstorming and outlining lately, for Phoenix Fire and some of the other stuff I'm working on, I just needed an outlet. So, boom. New story. No outlining, no plot, not much editing. Knocks at the Door is going to be a bit like an adventure; I'm just going to jump in and see where it goes. If I want to write a heavily outlined and thought out multi-chaptered story, I've got other projects to do. And eventually, you'll have other stories to read. For now, though, I just want to do something easy to get me writing something that isn't an outline.
Knocks at the Door: My first story after my long hiatus, Knocks was an accident. I'd spent months and months outlining and planning other KHR fics, one night I just snapped, threw my papers on the floor, and started writing. It was three in the morning, I was listening to a sad song, and I wrote a scene that I thought oozed awkwardness. Then, not really thinking, I decided I'd tell my little corner of the internet that I had written, and was going to post, something. After a short panic attack the next morning, I decided to roll with it, and here we are. A story of snapshots with very little planning, outlining, or long-term thinking involved. Just two young people finding their feet in a world that throws them random curveballs every day.
Chapter 1 - I wrote this chapter in the darkness of my bedroom, very early in the morning or late at night depending on your interpretations of time. I think that's why there isn't a whole lot of description, especially of Chrome or her apartment. She isn't quite ready to let people in that far, so please give her a bit of time. Also, while there is a reason that Tsuna isn't wearing many clothes, my initial thought was something along the lines of "It's KHR. Tsuna has to be wearing nothing but boxers in his introduction." For an awkward guy like him, he's surprisingly comfortable half-naked.
Chapter 2 - The biggest question I asked myself while writing this chapter was "What have I gotten myself into". My worries on writing this chapter were pretty well balanced out by Tsuna, though. Something about writing his dialogue is fun. I'm trying to give him a relaxed way of speaking, a simple and informal way of getting his point across. This chapter also helped me hammer out some of the details of both Tsuna and Chrome's personalities, which is good since I'm using their behavior to help get me out of writer's block for this story.
Chapter 3 - I think I'm going to try making these chapters longer. Every chapter so far has been about two pages in length, which is great for easing myself back into writing but not so great for a bi-weekly update. This chapter also marks the beginning of more extended plotlines...I think. Beyond the next few chapters and some overall ideas, I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with these characters. Speaking of, I wonder what Tsuna was doing on Chrome's floor? And if that delivery boy has ever brought Chrome food before? Maybe we'll see more of him later on.
Chapter 4 - This chapter came out on the day it was supposed to, my schedule was just marked incorrectly. I'm trying to release this story semi-monthly on Fridays, so I don't know why I posted that Chapter 4 was coming out on a Saturday. Ah well, problem resolved, and everyone gets a chapter a day earlier than expected. The chapter title is also a bit more symbolic then the past ones. I hope to show in the coming chapters exactly how many barriers Tsuna and Chrome ran into during this little misadventure. Also, this chapter marks the point Knocks stopped being my shortest story. Go go short chapters!
Chapter 5 - Fun fact: This chapter is not only the longest chapter at this point, it is approximately three times as long as the second place chapter, Chapter 1. I think that's because of the sheer amount of dialogue. The chapter is basically just a conversation between Chrome and her texting partner, Chrome and Tsuna, and then Gokudera and his sister. Dialogue is a strong point of mine, if I do say so, which could be another reason why this chapter is so long. Also, I've left quite a few plot threads dangling, I should probably start answering them. I'm curious as to what you all think of the story so far, now that we're at a definite 'cut off' point. I consider this chapter to be the end of an extended prologue. What do you think is going on with Chrome? What are Tsuna's motivations? Perhaps an easier question, who exactly is Chrome's employer? On a final note, I don't think any of Tsuna and Chrome's conversations have been particularly romantic or implying of flirtatious intent, but Gokudera's sister seems pretty sure she knows what direction this is all going to head. I guess these characters know this Tsuna better than I do.