An Original Flavor fanfiction created by Knowledgeseeker66. It may be found here.The premise of the story is a what if scenario if Sugou had capture Kirito's mind instead of Asuna's mind at the end of the Sword Art Online arc. This sets off a new chain of events.
This story provides expansions on Asuna's friendships with different characters other than Kirito, especially her friendship with Lizbeth which is barely touched upon in canon. Asuna also has a few personal conversations with Suguha which is something that did not happen in the canon version of the story arc.
Chapters Four, Five, and Six provide information on what happens during the two and a half month after Sword Art Online is complete rather than having a time skip.
All Just a Dream: The main plot for Chapter Six involves Asuna going through a major dream sequence that involves Kirito dying.
And Now for Someone Completely Different: During the third story arc, it switches from Asuna being the main character to Kirito being the main character to explain what happened to him during the two and a half months that passed between Asuna being freed from Sword Art Online to discovering a picture of Kirito in Alfheim Online.
Ascended Extra: A majority of the main cast fits this because the only major characters in the canon arc were Kirito, Asuna, Yui, Suguha, and Sugou.
In canon, Agil, Lizbeth, Klein, and Silica had minor roles in the Fairy Dance arc. In this story, they are promoted to being major characters.
Asuna's brother, Yuuki Kouichirou, who has yet to make an actual appearance in the canon story, has a reoccurring role.
Asuna's father, Yuuki Shouzou, only has one scene in the canon version of the Fairy Dance Arc, but he has a reoccurring role in this story.
Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Similar to canon, Sugou acts polite in front of Asuna's father and other authority figures while he reveals his true nature to Asuna and anyone else.
Breaking the Fourth Wall: Happens at the end every chapter where certain characters, usually Asuna and Kirito, break the fourth wall to talk about the chapter for either comical or informational purposes.
Character Development: The story goes into how Asuna's relationships with several of her friends from Sword Art Online along with her friendship with Suguha develops over time.
Cold-Blooded Torture: In Chapter Five, it is reveal that Sugou subjects Kirito to this on a regular basis to the point he is barely capable of standing.
Darker and Edgier: There have been a number of hints that would be the case in this story. The events of Chapter Five and Six make it extremely clear that would be the case.
Forced to Watch: It is revealed in Chapter Five that Sugou has forced Yui to watch as he repeatedly has Kirito tortured either by Sugou or his subordinates.
Sugou tells Kirito that he will force Kirito to watch a video of Sugou's wedding to Asuna along with making him watch them consummate their marriage repeatedly.
Foreshadowing: A number of aspects for the story have received foreshadowing for later events, Chapters Five and Six most likely provide a great deal of foreshadowing for what will happen later on.
Friendship Moment: Asuna shares this with a number of her friends, especially Lisbeth.
I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: After Lisbeth admits to Asuna that she likes Kirito, she states that she understands that Kirito belongs to Asuna, and she will not interfere with their relationship.
Jerkass: Sugou Nobiyuki tortures Kirito on a regular basis, threatens to reprogram Yui so she would call him Papa, and gave Asuna an ultimatum in Chapter Five. The list of his deeds does not end there.
Love Triangle: Subverted. Lisbeth has told Asuna that she will not get in her way if/when Kirito wakes up.
Smug Snake: Sugou Nobiyuki mocks both Kirito and Asuna about how powerless they are in two separate instances in Chapter Five.
Story Arc: The story is separated into different story arcs. As of this moment, the story is in the middle of its third story arc.
Asuna and her friends - At the end of Chapter Six, it is more or less stated that they are all going to help Asuna save Kirito, but the extent has not yet been revealed yet
The Sleeping Knights
Time Skip: Subverted to an extent. The story goes into what happened during the months after Sword Art Online is completed while only providing minor time skips of up to a few weeks rather than months.
Wham Episode: Within a few chapters, there have been several wham episodes, especially chapters Five and Six.