Reconciliation is a Katawa Shoujo 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.Tropes associated wirh Reconciiation
Anger Born of Worry: Akira 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.
Downer Beginning: It starts with the bad ending from Hanako’s perspective, so it’s naturally this. And it gets worseafter she learns about Hisao’s death.
Driven to Suicide: Hanako contemplates this at one point, but decides not to for Lilly’s sake. Sho's father did this after his wife died, and Sho considers this decision extremely selfish
Expository Hairstyle Change: Hanako’s hair is shorter, while Akira’s is much longer. Hisao also has a small beard 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 booksnote although there is some speculation as to what form they were in, given Lilly's blindness, and knows that Hanako doing in a book signing tour.
Flat "What.": Hanako's reaction to finding out that Lilly was never angry with her.
From Bad to Worse: Hanako is a relatively lonely, if successful, woman who blames herself for cutting herself off from Hisao and Lilly. And then she hears about Hisao's death.
Heroic Resolve: Hanako suppresses her grief so that she can provide emotional support for Lilly
Heroic Self-Deprecation: 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.
Innocently Insensitive: 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.
Nice Guy: Sho. One particular instance is not flinching upon seeing Hanako's scars for the first time.
No Name Given: Akira’s boyfriend, the one she was dating in Katawa Shoujo 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.
Not So Different: 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.
Not What It Looks Like: 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 notPlayed for Laughs.
Lilly says "That's bullshit” 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" for Lilly's well-being after Hisao's funeral also fits.
"The Reason You Suck" Speech: A distraught and grieving Lilly gives one to Hanako, accusing her of not understanding what it means to 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 Lilly didn’t mean what she said.
Reclusive Artist: 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.
Second Love: Lilly for Hisao (third if you count Iwanako) Sho for Hanako
So Happy Together: 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 her. And I couldn’t feel more horrible about what she must be going through now.
"World of Cardboard" Speech: Hanako gives one to Lilly, telling her of her painful past, and the guilt she felt after pushing her and Hisao away to persuade her not to close herself off from others like she did.
You Are Better Than You Think You Are: 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.