''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6780520/2/Lost_in_Translation Lost in Translation]]'', a ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' fanfic by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1151450/Sunlight_through_Leaves Sunlight through Leaves]], is a post-series fic that focuses on the developing relationship between Fai and Kurogane in a new world where, thanks to Mokona’s declaration of “family” and an error in translation, [[AccidentalMarriage the assumption that they're married]] sparks a chain of events that quickly lands all of them in a lot of trouble.

This simple translation bungle reveals itself to be a sign of the massive ongoing error of communication between Kurogane and Fai that symbolises their relationship and the difficulties they have in understanding one another’s motivations and actions.

The world the gang arrive in, and the fic itself, is in part inspired by [[http://konnichipuu.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d39ml9c this piece of art]] as drawn by the artist [[http://konnichipuu.deviantart.com/ Konnichipuu]], and heavily influenced by the [[SteamPunk steam punk genre]]. The world this fic is set in is fascinating, and the culture intriguing; the plot moves fast and features a well-structured antagonist and some believeable and likeable [[OriginalCharacter OC's]] that don’t detract from the main cast in any way.
Although the fic is quite short (and still updating) a lot happens in four chapters, managing to fit in some drama and emotional upheaval as well as motorbike racing and some definite [[UnresolvedSexualTension tension]] between Kurogane and Fai.

[[IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with]] the film LostInTranslation.

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!!This fanfiction provides examples of:
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* AccidentalMarriage: Fai and Kurogane. Not exactly accidental, as Fai implied it and Kurogane insisted that Fai have his hair dreaded and beaded to show he was Kurogane’s “wife” (albeit merely for his personal safety), but has much the same implications on the story.
* ArtificialLimbs: Kurogane of course, but many people in this world have prosthetics due to the high-risk factor of cycle racing, and workplace accidents. [[spoiler: Becomes something of a plot point when Fai's magical abilities are used to create a more efficient steam engine for prosthetics, which leads to Yaro's attempts to "steal" him.]]
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Kurogane and Fai have a few moments of this. [[ObliviousToLove Pity they don’t]] [[EveryoneCanSeeIt seem to notice.]]
* BerserkButton: Yaro tramples all over Kurogane's when he [[spoiler: taunts him about stealing his "wife", i.e. Fai.]]
* BloodFromTheMouth: much like in Ceres, Fai coughs up blood [[spoiler: when he overuses his magic removing Kurogane's badly-damaged prosthetic.]]
* ClockworkCreature: Sari mistakes [[TeamPet Mokona]] for this early on and finds it hard to believe the pork bun is a living creature.
* CoolBike: Lots, and a whole culture based on racing them!
* CannotSpitItOut: A lot of the issues between Fai and Kurogane could have been resolved a lot easier if they just ''talked to each other''.
* CultureClash: between the whole gang and the new world they’ve found themselves in, and between Kurogane and Fai themselves.
* EngagementChallenge: variation thereof. Yaro challenges Kurogane to a duel in order to steal his "wife", i.e. Fai. Understandably, Kurogane is ''not'' pleased.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Kurogane seems to be very aware of this when it comes to Fai and the inhabitants of this new world. Part of the reason why he ignores Fai’s objections about getting his hair beaded to show he’s someone’s wife.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Kurogane and Fai. Part of the reason why Mika and Sari immediately assume they really are married
* GadgeteerGenius: Sari.
* HandicappedBadass: Kurogane’s prosthetic arm [[spoiler: is damaged and needs to be removed]]. Doesn’t stop him from being dangerous.
* HappilyMarried: Sari and Mika.
* HouseWife: ''very'' subverted. In this world, the word “wife” denotes the partner, of either gender, who acts as a mechanic and engineer for the “husband”, again of either gender, ensuring that he can ride the bikes on which their culture is founded and maintaining any prosthetics he might have. Wives are very highly valued, hence the aggression many would-be husbands put into gaining one, through legal means or otherwise.
* IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn: happens on both sides when Fai has to help Kurogane get untangled from his shirt when it gets caught on his mechanical arm.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Kurogane and Fai. The other part of the reason why Mika and Sari immediately assume they really are married.
* LostInTranslation: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It’s in the title]], and a lot of the problems encountered by the cast come from the difference in meaning and nuance that aren’t carried across by Mokona’s TranslatorMicrobes. In particular, the exact definition of the words “husband” and “wife”, which mean something quite different from what Fai assumes, causes a lot of problems. Also a comment on the fact that Kurogane and Fai really don’t understand each other’s actions most of the time.
* LuminescentBlush: Fai has a moment of this when Sari teases him about what Kurogane’s metal arm feels like on his skin.
-->'''Sari:''' My word, you're ''really'' blushing. What on earth have you done with that arm?
* [[PsychicNosebleed Magical Nosebleed]]: Fai gets one of these [[spoiler: when he overuses his magic removing Kurogane's badly-damaged prosthetic.]]
* [[MistakenForGay Mistaken For Married]]: kicks off the whole plot.
* ObliviousToLove: Kurogane and Fai. [[EveryoneCanSeeIt Painfully obvious]] to everyone else, though.
* {{Protectorate}}: Fai is undeniably this for Kurogane. He doesn’t take it well when [[spoiler:[[VillainAntagonist Yaro]] tries to take Fai away from him]].
* RageBreakingPoint: Kurogane is doing pretty well at holding back his temper while wounded and in hospital... at least, until [[VillainAntagonist Yaro]] [[spoiler: taunts him about stealing his "wife", and then implies that he'll force Fai to perform sexual favours.]] Only a quick intervention from Sari saves him from a [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown thrashing]]. [[spoiler: Which is exactly what Yaro wanted; if Kurogane beats him up, he automatically forfeits their scheduled duel and Yaro has free reign to claim his wife as spoils.]]
* SteamPunk: the main theme of the world the fic is set in.
* SteampunkGadgeteers: the main population has a high percentage of mechanically-minded “wives”, who are responsible for the majority of technological progresses within their culture.
* ThereIsOnlyOneBed: Mika and Sari assume Kurogane and Fai really are married, so their room only has one small bed which they are expected to share. [[UnresolvedSexualTension They]] [[SleepCute do]].
* UnresolvedSexualTension: ''buckets'' of it between Kurogane and Fai. Both believe it’s [[FacePalm unrequited.]]
* VillainAntagonist: Yaro.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: it’s implied that Kurogane and Fai have had this kind of relationship ever since the events of the series concluded.
* WillNotBeAVictim: even if [[spoiler: Yaro manages to succeed in stealing Fai away to be his “wife”]], Fai does not intend to go easily, and plans on hurting him quite badly [[spoiler: if Kurogane loses the race and he is forced to go with Yaro.]]
* [[WithThisRing With These Beads]]: Fai at first assumes the beads threaded into his hair don’t really mean anything, because he’s only pretending that he and Kurogane are married… [[spoiler: until Sari points out that due to marriage being often rushed and not requiring a formal ceremony in her culture, the simple act of wearing them in his hair means they actually ''are''.]]