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Don't Kiss and Tell by Luki Dimension is a Katekyō Hitman Reborn! fanfic taking its inspiration from Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches. One fine day, a young Tsuna and a young Kyoko play together, with Tsuna the Dragon to Kyoko's Princess. One misstep later, Tsuna falls...and kisses Kyoko. Much to both their surprise, they see doppelgangers of each other. Oh wait, they've swapped bodies.

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  • Absurdly Powerful Student Council: What Hibari's Disciplinary Committee is. He still can't get past the police blockade which is why Tsuna's power is so useful to him.
  • Accidental Kiss: What kickstarted the plot.
  • Adaptational Expansion: It discusses the constant swapping of bodies and its effect on Tsuna's psyche. Due to having to imitate everyone at one point or another, Tsuna finds that while others have a certain personality he can follow, he becomes unforgettable.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Reborn states the gaping concern with the constant swapping of bodies.
    • At least if you were Dame you'd know who you were. Instead you're just a nobody…"
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Hibari wants this. Unfortunately, the Police object to this. Hence, Hibari willingly swaps with Tsuna (and the rest of the bodyswapping circle) to get around the blockade.
  • Beneath Suspicion: What Hibari finds out after Tsuna swaps with him in order to defend Kyoko.
    • It’s such a…ridiculous spiel of words that Hibari’s brain almost shuts down. He wants to bite Kirishima to death for insulting him in such a matter. Doesn’t he realise who he’s…talking…to…Hibari’s eyes flicker over to the patrol car, and makes out the blurry reflection staring back at him.The police don’t recognise him. …Which means they won’t stop him.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: And vice versa. Kyoko the Amazon princess indeed...
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    • Also a reason why Bianchi swaps with Kyoko, rather than with Tsuna. Gokudera doesn't catch it until he realises the cake's gone purple...
  • Blatant Lies: Reborn does this when Tsuna questions if he wants to swap bodies. The shine of the Pacifier jerks him away from this chain of thought.
  • Body Surf: Tsuna does this, and Reborn's gone even sharper at detecting who is who. It helps that while Tsuna's good at Acting for Two, the rest, especially Yamamoto and Hibari, aren't stellar.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Hana plays the Straight Man to many of her friends' antics.
  • Book Dumb: Tsuna experiences this. Even Hana, when swapped into Tsuna's body, cannot study properly in his body. They reason it has to be due to his body and not its ability. It's due to the Ninth's Seal.
  • Call-Back: To canon, multiple times.
    • Reborn flying to Japan once Tsuna hits middle school.
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    • Gokudera's explosion: Instead of using Dying Will Mode to snuff out the dynamite as per canon, Tsuna swaps with Gokudera and take the brunt of the damage. They find out that he can't swap when unconscious.
    • Yamamoto's suicide: Instead of using Dying Will Mode to rescue Yamamoto, Tsuna attempts to rescue him by swapping. Reborn is able to figure the swap and shoots Yamamoto's body—so that Tsuna can land safely. Yamamoto is seen as the one to save him though, and the reaction to the suicide is different from canon.
    • Bianchi's arrival: Bianchi attempts to poison Tsuna through the use of her cans of soda, his mother's meals. after home economics, rather than risking Yamamoto, Tsuna is shot with the will to eat all of them. In Bianchi's body. Hana is surprised that he can think it long enough.
  • Character Development: The Pre-Daily Life Arc: Tsuna starts losing his 'uselessness'. But the end result isn't happy.
    • He sighs and brushes those feelings away as he adjusts the tie on his new Namimori Middle uniform. Perhaps he’s more a blank slate than he thought he’d be at this age, but it’s still so much better than the alternative. No reputation is definitely better than a bad reputation, and he doesn’t just have Kyoko, he has Brother and Hana, and…sort of Hibari, he guesses. It’s not perfect, but he’s happy, and not everyone can say that. Besides, without some kind of gigantic shift in his life, he doubts anything could really make it any better.
  • Cliffhanger: Done at the end of chapter 10.
    • He doesn’t have time to process the action, as his doppelganger grabs his jacket and tosses him out of the blast radius just before the bombs explode. The last thing he sees is the not-him crashing to the ground from the blast’s impact, before his head hits the ground and everything goes dark.
  • Contrived Coincidence: Tsuna kissing Kyoko while falling from the jungle gym? How did they not whack each other in the face?
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: What Hana thought would happen by taking over Ryohei's body in order to deal with Kyoko's problem. She ends up guilty for not thinking things through and needing Tsuna to rescue her.
  • Cursed with Awesome: It's a family curse passed down along Nana's line. Iemitsu doesn't know about it, which is why Reborn was surprised when he found a Mist Flame and mildly panics about it.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Reborn. Tsuna and Hana at certain moments as well.
    • All except Hana, who is perfectly happy to stay where she is, writing in her notebook, mindless of the smoke and screams to stop, smirking to herself.“Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Gokudera. He is immensely guilty after hearing Tsuna's ability and the fact that he sacrificed himself to kill him.
  • Disappeared Dad: Why Iemitsu doesn't know this.
  • Do Well, but Not Perfect: Tsuna's attitude towards life. Reborn appears the next day.
  • Dude, She's Like, in a Coma!: Gokudera attempts this in order to swap back. It doesn't work, easing Reborn's worry that someone might try to kiss the Decimo while he's unconscious in order to gain control over the Vongola.
  • Dysfunction Junction: What the bodyswapping group is. Two popular girls, the guy on the lowest rank of the school hierachy, the boxing club leader and Hibari Kyoya...and now the weird foreign exchange student and the baseball ace that tried to attempt suicide. It's canon, but still...
  • Enfante Terrible: Lambo appears, and throws a grenade at Reborn. Yamamoto bats it out of the school together.
  • Everybody Is Single: Actually fixes canon. Rather than the 'canon couples' of Tsuna/Kyoko and Tsuna/Haru, this fic shows them to be normal thirteen years old.
  • Everyone Is Bi: Most characters have no qualms kissing someone of the same sex. Especially Tsuna, regarding his curse.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Yamamoto and his Mafia Game. He thinks of the various projectiles that Bianchi could use and envision them as balls he could hit with his bat.
  • Fantastically Indifferent: Somehow, the fact that you're kissing another person has no effect on what everyone thinks of the curse.
  • Five-Man Band: The initial Body Swapping Group:
    • The Leader: Tsuna, the one with the kissing power.
    • The Lancer: Kyoko, the one who suggested swapping again.
    • The Big Guy: Ryohei, by virtue of being the main force behind the swapping.
    • The Smart Guy: Hana. She was the one who Came up with the idea of swapping with Gokudera in order to prevent Tsuna from being Decimo
    • The Chick: Well, not precisely, but Hibari acts outside of the group. He sees Tsuna and Ryohei as willing swapping partners.
  • Foreshadowing: Reborn's flight to Japan.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: What kicked off the plot.
  • Friendless Background: What Tsuna experiences. He's happy for the friends that the curse brings him, but sometimes wonder if he's losing himself in the process.
  • Gender Bender: The reason why Hana thinks Tsuna is 'half a monkey'. Tsuna has swapped so often with Kyoko that they have become this.
  • Girly Run: Tsuna has to perfect this if he needs to play Kyoko well. Nana uses this to tell that Tsuna has swapped with Kyoko.
  • Hairy Hammerspace: Lambo's hair.
  • Intelligence Equals Isolation: Hana may have done this to herself until she met Kyoko. She intends that Tsuna step away so that she can fulfil the role of being Kyoko's best friend. Luckily, it doesn't get too far when Kyoko reveals Tsuna's bodyswapping capabilities.
  • Informed Ability: Tsuna doesn't know this, which is why he fails to make use of Hibari's body adequately when facing off against Kyoko's bullies.
  • In the Blood: Tsuna's curse/body swapping ability is inherited from Nana's side. Also applies to canon, as he inherits his Vongola claim from his father. Reborn dissuades them from swapping with another random person, as Tsuna's Sky Flame is rare. One wonders if Xanxus might be willing to do the switcheroo...
    • Bianchi, Gokudera, and explosions. Enough said.
  • Invisible Parents: Averted. Nana accepts the body swap, and dissuades Reborn from trying to ban it. However, apparently the Sasagawa parents, the Kurokawa parents, and the Hibari parents don't notice that their children have been injured, or swapped with someone else.
  • Last-Name Basis: Everyone towards Hibari.
  • Lethal Chef: Bianchi
    • “Culinary. Kills?” Hana repeats. Tsuna nods. “CULINARY. KILLS?”“…Yeah.”“CULINARY FREAKIN-“ Hana goes through a Blue Screen Of Death moment in disbelief.
  • Loss of Identity: Tsuna is gradually experiencing this as a result of the body swapping.
  • Love Confession: Mochida manages to make this awkward to an art:
    • Kyoko has been consistently rejecting his advances.
    • Kyoko and Tsuna swapped for the day.
    • Kyoko (having been shot with the Dying Will Bullet by an unsuspecting Reborn) tells off Mochida. The two swap back, and Reborn finds out about Tsuna's bodyswapping capability.
    • A humilated Mochida challenges Tsuna
    • He announces that Kyoko is a prize.
    • Not the embarrassed character of canon, Kyoko kisses Tsuna in public, leading to the two swapping again. A bemused Reborn shoots her with the Dying Will Bullet, and Kyoko lays the beatdown on him.
  • Magnetic Hero: Tsuna gathers a range of friends as a result of his capability.
  • Magic A Is Magic A: Hana attempts to establish this for the curse. They find out new facets of it as more incidents pile up.
  • Magic Kiss: How Tsuna uses his powers.
  • Man, I Feel Like a Woman: Tsuna and Kyoko panic when they see themselves in each other's body. The author comments that it might have been established as a dream by the two of them had Kyoko not wanted to do it again.
  • Muggle Best Friend: Kyoko and the rest have no powers. Doesn't mean they don't know how to utilise Tsuna's powers to the full potential. Don't expect this for long though, Dying Will Flames are being introduced.
  • No-Sell: Bodyswapping works when Tsuna is kissing someone asleep, but not when Gokudera is trying to revive an unconscious Tsuna.
  • Not Cheating Unless You Get Caught: Hana uses this on Ryohei and Tsuna in order to get him to pass their tests. She laments that she is not helping Yamamoto, due to the physical impossibility of being in two bodies at one time.
  • Out-of-Character Alert: How Nana (and later Reborn) are using to tell the difference between the bodyswappers. Tsuna avoids this on Hana's recommendation by being more like Kyoko in personality. Hibari isn't even trying.
    • When Reborn interrupts his routine to bring Tsuna a warning, Tsuna knows it's trouble.
  • The Power of Friendship: Tsuna thinks that if it weren't for his curse, he would not be friends with so many others. Others beg to differ.
  • Power Walk: Hibari does this.
  • Sacred First Kiss:
    • Kyoko and Tsuna at five years old. Both of them panic. Ryohei is furious. The Sasagawas are a little upset. Nana is pleased.
    • Ryohei: While he is sleeping, Tsuna steals a kiss in order to re-swap with Kyoko in order for Kyoko to confront her brother's seniors.
    • Hana: In an argument about how to break it to Hana, Tsuna ( in Kyoko's body ) kisses her to convince her. Hana is disgusted, then thoughtful.
    • Hibari: Attempting to protect Kyoko and Hana, Tsuna resorts to this. Hibari is about to bite Tsuna to death until he realizes that he can evade patrol. He then uses it to his advantage.
    • Gokudera: To protect Gokudera, Tsuna attempts this. A shocked yet grateful Gokudera attempts to swap back only for it to fail. Hana teases him over it.
    • Yamamoto: Tsuna has been attempting to kiss him, but others have been attempting to dissuade him from doing so. His Dying Will Mode promptly does that, and Yamamoto experiences one day without having to be the baseball ace.
    • Bianchi: To save Yamamoto from an onslaught of poisonous cakes, Tsuna-Bianchi eats them all up instead. Not exactly the first kiss she's had, but well...
  • Sanity Ball: Hana thinks she is holding this. Tsuna is this on occasion.
  • Shout-Out: Obviously to Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches.
  • Sixth Ranger: In terms of knowledge of bodyswapping, Reborn is this.
  • Sliding Scale of Proactiveness: Tsuna is on the lower end of this scale, while Hana and Reborn are on the upper end.
  • Spanner in the Works: Kyoko to Reborn's plans. From being in Tsuna's body during the first shot of the Dying Will Bullet, to swapping with Tsuna publicly in order to fight Mochida. This necessitates Reborn having to include the bodyswapping group in planning Tsuna's tor-tutoring. Hana is this to Reborn as well.
  • Staircase Tumble: Jungle Gym tumble is what kickstarts this plot.
  • Story Arc: We are in the Daily Life Arc.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Any scene with Gokudera. And Bianchi.
  • Takes a Third Option: Rather than not kissing Tsuna forever, or having to sneak around kissing Tsuna, Kyoko publicly kisses Tsuna in order to justify their bodyswapping. Reborn is amused. Also, rather than poisoning Kyoko's cake while baking or while Tsuna is receiving it, Bianchi poisons every single cake in order to get to Tsuna.
  • There Are No Therapists: Tsuna hasn't discussed his eroding identity with anyone else. Also, Yamamoto's attempted suicide.
  • Two Girls and a Guy: Kyoko and Hana to Tsuna. Later on, this is averted as more guys join in on the bodyswapping.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Kyoko and Hana to the rest of the gang.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: What Ryohei and Tsuna are to Kyoko.
  • When She Smiles: Kyoko to Tsuna.

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