Curses! is a well-done and very Original Flavor Psychonauts fanfiction written by Threepwillow. It is set roughly four years after the events of the game, and has Razputin and Lili as its main characters.
Raz, as a full fledged Psychonaut now, hops on the opportunity to take Lili on a date to see the circus his family performs in, one night. But when the Aquatos' act begins and ends without Raz's father showing up, he knows something is up. After further investigation, he realizes that his dad's in danger. And his safety rests on Raz and Lili tracking down the only remaining Galochio and putting an end to the curse before it's too late.
This fanfic can be read here.
This fic provides examples of:
- Aerith and Bob: Inside Pokeylope's head are turtles with names ranging from Carapastian VI of Sauntershire to Bill.
- Anger Born of Worry: Lili finds Raz in the tree house and slaps him across the face as soon as he comes out of Fannie's mind. When she heard the wolves, she tried to call him, and he never answered.Raz: I did what I had to to, y'know, not die!
Lili: Well how the heck was I supposed to know that you weren't dead?!
- Book-Ends: The fic begins and ends in Psychonauts Headquarters with Gus calling about the circus being in town.
- The Cavalry: Played with when Raz remembers the Either waiting for them and goes to retrieve it.Lili: Wha— wai— where are you going?
Raz: To get the cavalry!
Lili: What cavalry?
Raz: The one we rode in on!
- Curse Escape Clause: The plot is based around finding out what this is.
- Foreshadowing: Several moments in the first couple of chapters.
- The mention of Raz's siblings "wiping off facepaint and finding their own faces underneath again."
- Lili gestures quite a lot while speaking before her arm is injured in the teleporting incident.
- Raz tells Lili how his mother was affected by the family's curse because she was an Aquato at heart rather than by blood. Guess what happens to Lili.
- Journey to the Center of the Mind: Obviously.
- Running Gag: Lili finishing a Rousing Speech with a mention of a mission the present party has gone on- only to find that nobody knows what she is talking about.
- Savage Wolves: Savage invisible wolves.
- Super Drowning Skills: All of the Aquatos, along with Lili, once she considers herself part of Raz's family.
- Teleporter Accident: Lili, when Raz takes them to Canada.