Fanfic / One Piece: Parallel Works
One Piece: Parallel Works
is a 2011 One Piece
fanfic by Oxenstierna D. Yuki-Rin. As of April or May of 2011, the original fourteen chapters were taken down, and a noticeable re-write begun.
The story is set two years after the Whitebeard War. Even though the Capricorn Pirates have been sailing since before the story began, the story begins when the captain of the Capricorn Pirates, Yuki-Rin
, finds a wandering boy named Kazuma Miyafuji on the side of the road. She takes him into the crew, which is the catalyst for this fic.
Currently, this story is on the Vampire Princess Lavinia Arc
, where the Capricorns deal with vampires during Carnival celebrations. This fanfic contains examples of:
- Arranged Marriage: Yuki-Rin found herself in one with Roscoe. Fortunately, Kazuma defeats Roscoe and Yuki-Rin stays with her crew. A much major one is Aki's, which serves as a Chekhov's Gun later on.
- Backstory: All of the Capricorns have one. Like many One Piece canon and fanon characters, some of them are mighty depressing.
- Bathe Her and Bring Her to Me: A male example. During the Mr. Chung-Feng Arc, Heathcliffe is forced to be bathed by Mr. Chung-Feng's maids before he can become Aki's butler so he can rescue her.
- The Beautiful Elite: The Sarutobi brothers, who have been described as "hot" and "sexy" by the readers. It becomes subverted when you learn about all of the hell all three of them went through.
- Beauty, Brains and Brawn: Aki is beauty, Hana is brains, and Yuki-Rin is brawn. For the males, Heathcliffe is beauty, Kartik is brains, and Kazuma is brawn.
- In the former arrangements of Cipher Pol 5, Karin is beauty, Drusilla is brains, and Z.G. is brawn.
- Big Screwed-Up Family: The Sarutobis. The grandma is a ghost living in her grandson's scythe, the parents are abusive, and the three sons are Quincy Punks living on a boat as pirates.
- Birthday Episode: Chapter 91 is centered around Soren's 20th birthday. Word of God has stated that Yuki-Rin will get a Birthday Episode in the future.
- Boy Meets Girl: Happens to both Kazuma and Yuki-Rin and Heathcliffe and Aki.
- Broken Bird: Heathcliffe, Molly, Kazuma, Maki-chan, Drusilla, Sebastian, Holden, Aki, Akari, Dewey, and Enlai.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Karin, Drusilla, and Z.G.'s division of the Cipher Pol.
- Cast Full of Pretty Boys: Almost all of Yuki-Rin's male crew members are Bishounen in their own ways.
- Combat Pragmatist: All of the Capricorns, and some of the villains, such as the Tuxedo Penguin Pirates.
- Cool Big Sis: Aria and Yuki-Rin, to Hana and Molly, respectively.
- Cool Boat: The Hyperion.
- Crossover: Some chapters crossover with "One Piece: Rise of the Pirate Queen".
- Dance of Romance: Aki and Heathcliffe in chapter 35.
- Dark and Troubled Past: In the vein of One Piece and its many fanfics, about half of the Capricorns have depressing pasts, with Heathcliffe, Molly, Isabella, Drusilla, Yulia, Daisuke, Sebastian, and Enlai having the most depressing backstories.
- Designated Girl Fight: Yuki-Rin and Mina's battle during the Ghost Ship Arc.
- Extremely Short Timespan: The events of the Tequila Wolf Arc take place in one night (and the morning after).
- The Restaurant Row Arc happens in a single afternoon.
- The Ginling Island Arc's events happen in one afternoon and night.
- The events of the Ghost Ship Arc take place from one morning to the next morning.
- Faking the Dead: In chapter 68, it's revealed that Molly's parents faked their deaths in order to avoid being killed by the Tenryuubito.
- Furo Scene: Aki gets one at the end of chapter 27 shortly before she is kidnapped by the Baba Yaga.
- Glorious Mother Russia: Tequila Wolf seems to be based off of Stalinist Russia before the Tenryuubito give the control of the island to its residents.
- Gonk: Big Margo and Sun-Ni.
- High-Class Call Girl: The Capricorns disguise themselves as these to infiltrate the Dragon Lady's brothel in the Triad Arc.
- La Résistance: Aria leads one in the Tequila Wolf Arc for the autonomy of Tequila Wolf. Aria manages to gain the autonomy of the island just through diplomacy.
- Land of Dragons: Xinjin Island, the island where the Triad Arc is set, is based off of Hong Kong or Guanzhou, according to Word of God.
- Leitmotif: According to Word of God, each Capricorn has their own theme song that reflects their personalities, styles, and interests.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: So much so, that the authoress of the fic has posted a section on her profile explaining who's who in the fic.
- Mood Whiplash: Chapter 56. It starts off as a light-hearted chapter where we meet supporting characters of the Capricorns, and then it gets worse when it's revealed what Prince Pollux is doing to the island and that Cho Inaba wants the Capricorns to murder him.
- Oireland: Molly came from an Oireland-type island.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Kaoru and Mina, who are vampires through Kaoru's Devil Fruit.
- Pressure Point: Yuki-Rin uses one to defeat Kuro in the Appenzell Island Arc.
- Rape as Backstory: Happened to Cho Inaba when she came to Prince Pollux for food ten years before the Prince's Rebellion Arc.
- Rescue Arc: The Ghost Ship Arc, the Baba Yaga Arc, and, now, the Noblesse Oblige Arc.
- Shout-Out: During the Tequila Wolf Arc, when the residents of Tequila Wolf are about to face the Tenryuubito, Molly says, "Let's go out there and raise what's left of the island's flag!" This line is a refrence to the Flogging Molly song "What's Left of the Flag", which has a line that goes "Wipe that golden tear from your mother, dear, and raise what's left of the flag from me."
- Sibling Team: Yuki-Rin and Molly, Hana and Aria, and Heathcliffe, Holden, and Soren.
- Sickeningly Sweethearts: Heathcliffe and Aki.
- Sleep Cute: Aki and the Sarutobi siblings at the end of chapter 20.
- Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: Between the Capricorn Pirates and the Stockholm Syndrome Pirates. The Stockholm Syndromes are on the cynicism side, given their Uncanny Valley attitude they give off and the fact that all of them are Stepford Smilers. The Capricorns, on the other side of the coin, are on the idealistic side, because they're True Companions who are all about having epic adventures and making their dreams come true.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: Aki and Heathcliffe started off as star-crossed lovers. Aki was faced with the possibility of an Arranged Marriage twice in the fanfic by her own aunt and father. While Heathcliffe's parents kicked him out of their house, it's implied that Heathcliffe would also be in an Arranged Marriage if his parents didn't kick him out of his house.
- As of the latest chapter, Soren and Teru are well on their way to becoming this, even though they're married.
- The Triads and the Tongs: The entire point of the Triad Arc.
- Those Two Guys: Yuno and Teinosuke, Aki's friends from her home island and two of Yuriko's crew mates a bit later on in the story.
- Vampire Bites Suck: Aki gets bitten by Kaoru during the fight on the Ghost Ship in chapter 19. Fortunately, she survives the attack and doesn't get turned into a vampire.
- Daisuke also gets bitten by Kaoru in chapter 24, because he got poisoned and Kaoru was trying to prevent the poison from killing him.
- Wedding Day: Soren and Teru's during the Fractured Fairy Tale Arc, albiet a small wedding so Yuki-Rin doesn't find out and blow everything out of proportion.