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Flowers Drenched In Vodka is a 12-chapter Love Live! fanfic.

The story is a Dark Fic where Eli and Hanayo are in an abusive relationship. Eli has been struggling with alcoholism for a while. Her previously peaceful relationship with Hanayo has taken a dark turn due to her alcohol abuse. When Eli gets drunk she gets mad and Hanayo is more-often-than-not the victim of h anger. The plot begins when Nico starts to notice something is amiss.

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This fanfic provides examples of:

  • Adaptational Jerkass: Downplayed. Eli is only violent when drunken.
  • The Alcoholic: Eli drinks too much. Eli and Hanayo both know it's an issue, but they sweep it under the rug and hope it'll fix itself one day. The narrative treats Eli's alcoholism as an illness, however it also doesn't excuse her abuse towards Hanayo.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Both Hanayo and Eli are on their way to recovery but they've broken up and decided to take a break from seeing each other.
  • Continuation: The story is set a few years after the series.
  • Cut Himself Shaving: Hanayo uses the old "walked into a door" excuse when she's asked about a bruise Eli gave her to her face.
  • Dark Fic: Eli and Hanayo are in a relationship, but Eli has an alcohol problem and becomes abusive when drunk.
  • Domestic Abuse: Eli and Hanayo are stuck in a cycle of abuse: Eli gets violent towards her girlfriend when drunk, apologizes when sober and says it won't happen again, repeat.
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  • Mistaken for Cheating: Eli sees Umi exit her apartment complex and, in her drunken state, comes to the conclusion that Hanayo is cheating on her. This ends badly when Eli ends up sending Hanayo to the hospital.
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