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"Give all that you are able and take only what she gives.."
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Endless Numbered Days is a Kill la Kill one-shot fic by janewithawhy, about Ryuuko and Satsuki in the final throes of the latter's life.

Tropes for Endless Numbered Days

  • Brother–Sister Incest: Ryuuko struggles with dealing with her feelings towards her sister and, as we find out, Satsuki was feeling the same.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Ryuuko spends a night alone doing this while having dirty thoughts about Satsuki.
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  • Dead Man Writing: Satsuki's letter at the end.
  • The Disease That Shall Not Be Named: Averted, Satsuki's illness is mentioned to be lung cancer.
  • Downer Ending: Satsuki passes away in the end
  • Ill Girl: Satsuki, who is suffering from lung cancer, and is only given a few months to live.
  • Second-Person Narration: The story is told with Ryuuko as the viewpoint character.
  • The Topic of Cancer: One line mentioned that Satsuki smoked, which can be inferred to be why she has lung cancer.
  • Shown Their Work: The effects of cancer and its treatments are portrayed rather accurately, as tiredness and fatigue are common side effects of chemotherapy and cancer can (and does) have remissions and relapses.
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