Ranma's Apartment is a fanfic that answers that question. Written by Chris Jones, this fanfic follows Ranma as he leaves Nerima behind to start over. Akane, for her part, must come to terms with her feelings for Ranma, or risk losing him forever.
The story is in four parts. However, it remains unfinished.
The fanfic has the following tropes:
- Actually Pretty Funny: After she gets over the fact that Ranma had pulled a fast one on her, Nabiki realizes that Akane had spent the night with Ranma (whom Nabiki saw in her cursed form) and laughs herself to sleep.
- And This Is for...: Ranma to Kunou.
- Anguished Declaration of Love: Akane to Ranma.Akane: I love you, you mean, insensitive, sex-changing jerk, and I'll never give you up. Not to Shampoo, not to Ukyou, not to Kodachi, or anyone else!
- An Offer You Can't Refuse/Attack Its Weak Point: Skuld's weakness is ice cream, of which Megumi exploits in Part Three.
- Awful Truth
- For Akane, not only was Ryouga P-chan, but she ignored all the hints that Ranma had dropped on her in the past.
- For Kodachi, that Ranma and his cursed half (the 'red-haired harridan') are one in the same.
- Berserk Button: Calling Akane a "whore" to Ranma's face and injuring Akane is this for Ranma. And the Kunou siblings are the ones who pressed both buttons.
- Bullying the Dragon: Which leads to Ranma leaving Nerima.
- Crossover: with Ah! My Goddess.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: When Ranma snaps, he takes it out on the rivals and the fiancées; (Kunou and later, Happosai being ejected from the property by the Hiryu Shoten Ha, Kodachi tied up with her own ribbon and Shampoo and Ukyou running off after Ranma chews the both of them out).
- Female Angel, Male Demon: Belldandy and Keiichi's costumes respectively for the Halloween party. And it tends to freak people out.
- Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: Nabiki discovers that Akane's new beau is female when she discovers them making out. Turns out that it was Ranma.
- I Gave My Word: Inadvertently for Nabiki, as Akane said that no one is to say what happens at the Halloween party, and once Nabiki finds out Ranma's location, Kasumi forces Nabiki to honor the agreement.
- Not on the List: The Halloween party's check-in list consists of people who are not allowed inside, mainly Ranma's suitors and rivals.
- Not What It Looks Like: Akane walks in on Ranma...and Kodachi clad in lingerie.
- Oh, Crap!:
- Ryouga, when Skuld reveals his curse to Akane.
- Akane, when Kunou attacks her with a steel katana.
- Rage Breaking Point: After two years in Nerima, Ranma reached his.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Ryouga thinks that Ranma has raped Akane. Which is untrue.
- Secret Keeper:
- Megumi, and later, Keiichi and the Goddesses upon discovering Ranma's curse.
- Nabiki, although she was strong-armed into doing so by Kasumi.
- Would Hit a Girl: Ranma drops Kodachi with a blow to the temple after she calls Akane a whore.