[[http://ks.renai.us/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=5600#p80479 Reconciliation]] is a KatawaShoujo fanfic that takes place eight years after Hanako’s bad ending. Hanako, having cut ties with Lilly and Hisao over the shame of what she did, is now a best-selling author, but has no real friends apart from her publicist, Sho Yamane. But her past may not be completely behind her, and an unexpected phone call from Lilly gives her the chance to renew her ties with people from her past.
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'''Tropes associated with Reconciiation'''

* AngerBornOfWorry: Akira [[spoiler:in response to Lilly not sleeping for days after Hisao's death, not wanting to go back into the room they once shared]]. Hanako can't decide whether she's angry with the person she's worried about or herself.
* BigShutUp: [[spoiler:Lilly to Hanako, while consumed by anger and grief]]
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Hisao is dead, but Lilly and Hanako have renewed their friendship]].
* BrokenAce: Hanako is a best-selling author, but is also perhaps even more withdrawn than her time at Yamaku. [[spoiler:By the end of the fic, the “broken” part appears to have faded]]
* CanNotSpitItOut: [[spoiler:Sho in the epilogue]].
* CooldownHug: [[spoiler:Hanako to Lilly]]
* {{Cuckold}}: Defied by WordOfGod [[spoiler:and the fact that Hisao is dead]].
* DeathByChildbirth: [[spoiler:Sho's mother]]
* [[spoiler:DeathFic]]
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Subverted for [[spoiler:Sho; he considers his father's suicide to be a selfish act of abandonment]].
* DespairEventHorizon: Hanako nearly crosses it after [[spoiler:hearing about Hisao’s death. Lilly crosses it after Hisao’s body is lowered into his grave]]
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Hanako’s remark that Akira is wearing girls’ clothing.
* DistantPrologue: The Bad Ending, eight years prior to the start
* DownerBeginning: It starts with the bad ending from Hanako’s perspective, so it’s naturally this. And [[FromBadToWorse it gets worse]] [[spoiler:after she learns about Hisao’s death]].
* DrivenToSuicide: Hanako contemplates this at one point, but decides not to for Lilly’s sake. [[spoiler:Sho's father did this after his wife died, and Sho considers this decision extremely selfish]]
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Hanako’s hair is shorter, while Akira’s is much longer. Hisao also has a small beard [[spoiler:on the picture at his funeral]].
* FanGirl: Hanako has Julia and Lilly, among who knows how many others. It also turns out that Lilly bought all of Hanako's books[[note]]although there is some speculation as to what form they were in, given Lilly's blindness[[/note]], and knows that Hanako doing in a book signing tour.
* FlatWhat: Hanako's reaction to finding out that Lilly was never angry with her.
* FromBadToWorse: Hanako is a relatively lonely, if successful, woman who blames herself for cutting herself off from Hisao and Lilly. And then [[spoiler:she hears about Hisao's death]].
* FullNameUltimatum: Lilly uses it on Hanako during her YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre speech.
* [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend He Is Not My Boyfriend]]: Hanako regarding Sho. This is true, [[spoiler:but the events of the Epilogue change this]]
* HeroicBSOD: Lilly after [[spoiler:Hisao’s funeral]]
* HeroicResolve: [[spoiler:Hanako suppresses her grief so that she can provide emotional support for Lilly]]
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Hanako does this quite a bit, partly due to her personality, and partly due to blaming herself for what happened between herself, Lilly and Hisao.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: One fan at the first chapter who wishes Hanako a happy birthday. The results aren't nearly as severe as what happens in her route, but she still finds the mention of her birthday to be painful.
* ItsAllMyFault: Hanako, Lilly and Hisao all blame themselves for what happened.
* JapaneseHonorifics: Present at times, such as when Hanako's fans call her "Ikezawa-sensei" or "Ikezawa-sama".
* LuminescentBlush: Julia after Hanako waves to her.
* [[spoiler:MeaningfulFuneral]]: [[spoiler:For Hisao, in Chapter 7]]
* {{Megane}}: Sho Yamane
* MenDontCry: Averted by [[spoiler:Lilly and Hisao's fathers]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Hanako’s immediate reaction to her actions in the bad ending.
* [[spoiler:NeverGotToSayGoodbye]]:[[spoiler:Hanako and Lilly to Hisao, who died of a heart attack]]
* NiceGuy: Sho. One particular instance is not flinching upon seeing Hanako's scars for the first time.
* NoNameGiven: Akira’s boyfriend, the one she was dating in KatawaShoujo and still is in this fic, is never referred to by name, and she tends to refer to him as “The Boyfriend”. Hanako has to ask whether he’s the same one she was dating in the past, and Akira says yes.
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:Sho’s life story is similar to Hanako’s; he also lost his parents, grew up lonely, and also sought comfort in reading and board games.]]
* NotWhatItLooksLike: When Sho finds Hanako, her shirt is unbuttoned, and she only gets it buttoned up most of the way before Akira walks in, leading Hanako to say this. This is ''not'' PlayedForLaughs.
* ObligatorySwearing: Hanako tends to use a fair amount of profanity in her narration.
* OriginalCharacter: Sho Yamane.
* [[spoiler:PartingWordsRegret]]: [[spoiler:To make matters worse, Hanako already feels extremely guilty about what she says before she hears of Hisao's death]]
* [[spoiler:PlotTriggeringDeath]]: [[spoiler:Hisao, whose death motivates Lilly to contact Hanako.]]
* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler:Hisao]]
* PrecisionFStrike
** Lilly says "That's bullshit” [[spoiler:when consumed by grief and rejecting Hanako’s attempt to console her]].
** While Akira tends to throw profanity around more often, her comment that she's "really fucking scared" [[spoiler:for Lilly's well-being after Hisao's funeral]] also fits.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler:A distraught and grieving Lilly]] gives one to Hanako, accusing her of not understanding what it means to [[spoiler:lose her most important person]] and of running away from anything difficult. While Hanako is upset by and agrees with what is said, she is able to take it in stride, knowing [[spoiler:Lilly]] didn’t mean what she said.
* ReclusiveArtist: InUniverse, [[ShrinkingViolet Hanako, naturally]]. She does book signings, but is not entirely comfortable with them, and tries to avoid calling attention to herself when Julia the flight attendant recognizes her.
* SecondLove: Lilly for Hisao (third if you count Iwanako) [[spoiler:Sho for Hanako]]
* SoHappyTogether: [[spoiler:Lilly and Hisao, whose relationship was apparently deep enough that Hanako was able to accept them as a couple. ]]
-->'''Hanako narrates''': ''I couldn’t be happier for [[spoiler:her]]. And I couldn’t feel more horrible about what [[spoiler:she]] must be going through now.''
* SoProudOfYou: Lilly to Hanako
* SweaterGirl: Hanako [[spoiler:at the funeral]]
* TakeThat: Sho does one to {{Twilight}} as a means of lightening the mood, saying that telling off Stephanie Meyer is a perk of his job.
* VisibleSilence: Hanako's first reaction to [[spoiler:hearing about Hisao's death]].
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Hisao, being dead]] is thus difficult to talk about without spoiling the plot.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Hanako with Lilly and Hisao. Lilly thus has an awkward moment when she tells Sho how she knows Hanako, unable to say that they were anything more than schoolmates.
* WhamLine
-->'''Lilly''': "I-I’m sorry, but [[spoiler:Hisao…. p-passed away ye-yesterday]]"
-->'''Sho''': “[[spoiler:[[NotSoDifferent I’m an orphan, you know]].]]"
* WhatTheHellHero: Lilly was initially angry with Hisao for disregarding her advice and angering Hanako. Averted when Hanako is expecting to get one from Lilly, but does not.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Akira is no longer one, as Hanako notices she’s wearing girls’ clothes as a result of a career change.
* [[spoiler:WidowWoman]]: [[spoiler:Lilly]]
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Hanako gives one to Lilly, telling her of her painful past, and the guilt she felt after pushing her and Hisao away [[spoiler:to persuade her not to close herself off from others like she did]].
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: When Hanako says Lilly and Hisao kept the chess set around as a reminder of how terrible she was, Lilly forcefully responds that they did not feel that way and did so because they missed her.