"Give all that you are able and take only what she gives.."
— Story Description
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
- BrotherSister 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.
- 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.