Fanfic / Differing Paths

—Chapter Three sums it up perfectly.

Differing Paths... is a Dark Fic, based around the characters of Azumanga Daioh, taking place five years after the end of the series, long since any of them have seen each other. The plot begins with Tomo working for Tokyo police against a cat burglar. Said burglar is revealed to be Sakaki, who was trained from an early age by her father and Kimura, members of a clan of thieves. Due to an injury and being accused of manslaughter, she is removed from the force, and most of the story follows her Roaring Rampage of Revenge against Sakaki. Notable is the constant Mood Whiplash, Shout Outs, Lampshade Hanging, and the exaggeration of the main characters' personality traits. Can be viewed in its (currently in-progress) entirety here.

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