Lucky Star: After Story is the third and final part of a 3-story Konata and Kagami story arc, after two earlier fanfics The Day Everything Changed and Holiday Vacation, and was written by Mr. Fanfic Guy. The first chapter was uploaded on November 14, 2011 and as May 15, 2013, there have been 30 chapters.The story starts in February of 2010, 2 years after the girls graduate from Ryouou High School. The synopsis of the story is that the 4 main characters have been separated (Konata and Kagami now attend Kyoto University, while Tsukasa and Miyuki now attend the University of Tokyo), however one event will set forward a chain reaction that will bring them closer together than ever before.See also Saki After Story, another story by the same author.
This fanfic provides examples of:
A Day in the Limelight: Mariko and Chiyoko got their own flashback arc which took place during Chapters 23 through 25. At the end of Chapter 30, it was confirmed that Ayaka and Nanami will get their own arc later on.
Babies Ever After: One of the rare non-ending examples. Konata gave birth to Kanata in Chapter 20. And Chapter 28 confirmed that another baby is on the way.
Berserk Button: Do not, under any circumstances, hit a woman within sight of Hachiro, especially if one of the woman you hit happens to be his wife, as Tadao and Sojiro learned the hard way. It resulted with them getting their heads slammed together.
Unless you want to get punched in the face, you'd better not make fun of Chiyoko in front of Mariko.
The opposite is also true. It's not a good idea to insult Mariko when Chiyoko is nearby.
As learned in Chapter 25, Katsuhiko and Fumihiko will not hesitate to tackle you to the ground if you put their girlfriends in danger.
In Chapter 28: Never, EVER, call Mikoto a "fucking bitch" or tell her to "go fuck herself". Especially if you've already been harassing her friends or classmates.
Birthday Chapter: In the second half of Chapter 26, Yutaka celebrates her 21st birthday. It is also the day Minami proposes to her.
Driven to Suicide: Just barely averted with Konata and Kagami during Chapter 2. They were hit hard by the actions of their respective fathers, and were about to jump off the bridge. Thankfully for everyone involved, Hachiro talked them out of it.
Five Girl Band Concert: In Chapter 19, the band Red Roses and Blue Violets (organized by 5 of the original characters) perform "Castle in the Sky" at a Halloween party concert. As for the members, Ayaka is the bassist, Nanami is the lead guitarist, Mariko is the drummer, Chiyoko is the lead singer and the keyboard player, and Tomoyo is the other lead singer and is the percussion player.
In Chapter 27, Hiroko joined as the saxophone player
And in Chapter 28, it's revealed Mikoto joined as a backing singer and a percussion player.
Genki Girl: Ayaka and Mariko are the biggest examples throughout the story.
Has Two Mommies: As of Chapter 20, Konata and Kagami have a daughter named Kanata.
Heterosexual Life-Partners: Mariko and Chiyoko, for certain. Both of them have boyfriends, but they still spend most, if not nearly all, of their time together.
Huge Schoolgirl: Standing at 174 centimeters tall (almost 5'9") Tomoyo certainly qualifies as this.
In Memoriam: Chapter 29 was dedicated in memory of those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Chapter 30 was dedicated to the people who lost their lives as well as the people who were injured in both the Boston Marathon explosion and the Texas Fertilizer explosion.
Keet: Tatsuya and Katsuhiko both fit this trope perfectly
OOC Is Serious Business: The first part of Chapter 2 runs on this, as Tadao and Sojiro (usually the Only Sane Man and the Bumbling Dad respectively) are fighting with each other over their daughters marrying, and Hachiro (depicted in the first two fanfics as a Nice Guy) finally snaps at them and loses it.
Original Character: No less than 14 original recurring characters all together. They rarely play a major part of the plot though.
Of course from the previous two fanfics we have Ayaka and Nanami (who were both introduced in The Day Everything Changed) and Mariko and Chiyoko (who were both introduced in Holiday Vacation) all returning for this fanfic.
In Chapter 17, Tomoyo Yoshida was introduced.
In Chapter 21, Hiroko Yoshida (Tomoyo's little sister) was introduced.
The first male supporting characters in the story, Katsuhiko Takahashi and Fumihiko Takemoto (Mariko and Chiyoko's respective boyfriends), were both introduced at the end of Chapter 23.
Around the start of Chapter 26, Mikoto Furukawa is introduced.
And in Chapter 27, the five remaining male supporting characters, Tatsuya Nakagawa (Ayaka's boyrfriend), Noriyuki Fukushima (Nanami's boyfriend), Kazuya Yamada (Tomoyo's boyfriend), Atsushi Ishidate (Hiroko's boyfriend), and Nobuaki Kawanami (Mikoto's boyfriend), were all introduced.
And most recently in Chapter 30, Heather Johnson, Judith Thompson, and Rachel Anderson, three American girls, were introduced.
Ruptured Appendix: In the first half of Chapter 26, Yutaka ends up getting appendicitis during her and Minami's senior year of college.
Schedule Slip: The chapters as of late have been coming out further and further apart. One of the reasons is that they are getting longer and longer. (Chapter 30 was 5,386 words, compared to as little as 1,500 words for Chapter 4)
Screaming Birth: Somewhat subverted when Konata gave birth during Chapter 20. She mostly managed to say calm for most of the ordeal, only screaming a few times. She did end up crying a bit from the pain though.
Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Katsuhiko and Fumihiko, as well as Tatsuya and Noriyuki to a smaller extent. Tatsuya and Katsuhiko are the manly men, while Noriyuki and Fumihiko are the sensitive guys.
In Chapter 2: Konata and Kagami get married on June 12, 2010.
In Chapter 13: Tsukasa and Miyuki get married on September 10, 2011.
In Chapter 28: Yutaka and Minami get married on July 20, 2013.
What the Hell, Hero?: Hachiro gave a brutal one of these to Tadao and Sojiro in Chapter 2. You see, the two had been fighting with each other, both verbally and physically, ever since the day that Konata and Kagami got engaged. They had also threatened to disown their daughters if they went through with the wedding. That was just too much for him to take.