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Second Chance at Love is a Total Drama fan fiction made by Rufus T Serenity.

In an AU of TDWT, the teens are given a few week's break in Hawaii after the finale. Cody, Leshawna, and Lindsay are the only ones who are not having fun because of previous events. They soon find relief in friendship with each other. Cody would gladly date either girl if given the chance, and soon they start to feel the same way about him. Rated M for chapters with sexy stuff, starting in chapter 3.

The story is dormant with one chapter away from being complete.


The story provides examples of:

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Sierra, like in canon.
  • Accidental Misnaming: Deconstruction: While this is an element of Lindsay’s character from the show, here it actually has consequences. This causes Tyler to break up with her.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Duncan. He freely admits to Leshawna, while fighting her, he’s mainly with Gwen because she’s willing to accommodate his sexual demands. He also really does not like the idea of Cody being with either Lindsay or Leshawna. Not because he thinks they are too good for him, but because he doesn't like the idea of the guy being with 'any' girl.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Lindsay, Leshawna, and Cody to each other. Also, Gwen to Duncan.
  • Alternate Universe Fic: Unique for the author’s stories, this one takes place in an alternate continuity from the show. Mostly this is shown in the events of World Tour, but many of the bits referring to Action also tell of different events. The biggest changes to the overall seasons are Harold beating Duncan at the finale of Action, and Heather winning after beating Alejandro during World Tour’s finale. The greater difference lie in which couples formed in this version of events. Outside of Gwen/Duncan (which is ended by the story’s end), none of the official canon couples are present. By the time the story begins, the couples are: Harold/Heather, Tyler/Eva, Noah/Bridgette, Geoff/Izzy, DJ/Courtney, Justin/Katie, Owen/Sadie, and Ezekiel/Beth. By the end of the story, its implied Gwen will hook up with Trent.
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  • All Women Are Lustful: Leshawna and Lindsay both want to have sex with Cody, and both try seduce him into making the first move.
  • Bastard Boyfriend: Duncan. He very bluntly tells Leshawna that he is only with Gwen for sex.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: Everyone is shocked by how good Izzy's arguement about why Cody should choose Lindsay over Leshawna is, which also counters Courtneys point about why he should do the opposite.
  • Dating Catwoman: A downplayed example, with three of the show's nicest guys (Tyler, DJ and Harold) dating the toughest and/or meanest girls; Eva, Courtney and Heather, respectively.
  • Did Not Think This Through: Duncan, during his fight with Leshawna, brags about the sexual demands Gwen's willing to do for him, and admits he only with her for sex. Later, he lies to Gwen, saying that Leshawna attacked him first and tha he was trying to protect Alejandro; this goes badly for him, as not just Leshawna told Gwen the truth, but mentioned one of the sexual demands that Duncan talked about, proving to Gwen that Duncan's the one lying. Gwen, now knowing that Duncan was using her, and hadn't quit his bullying, criminal ways, breaks up with him.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Cody while talking with Lindsay during breakfast tries very hard not to be. Though it would be difficult considering she was deliberately trying to get him to make the first move so she could have sex with him.
  • Duel of Seduction: An unusual case. Leshawna and Lindsay are dueling to see who can seduce Cody into being their boyfriend first.
  • Dumb Blonde: Discussed. Both Courtney and Izzy's arguments against and for Cody choosing to date Lindsay uses this.
    • Courtney points out that as nice and attractive Lindsay is, she would never be able to succeed in any job outside of modeling and thus Cody would probably be the sole breadwinner between them.
    • Izzy argues that while Lindsay is nice and attractive and could easily get a new boyfriend because of it, she is also naive and could easily be taken advantage of by jerks. While Cody being the nice guy that he is would treat her right.
  • Entitled to Have You: Sierra to Cody. She consider Cody to be hers, in her own words, "He's always been mine, even before I knew he existed! I saw it in dreams after I first saw him on Total Drama Island. From that moment, I knew that we were meant to be!" She later drops this after her beating from Eva.
  • Everyone Has Lots of Sex: All the story's couples are VERY sexually active.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Gwen wanted Duncan to stop being a bully and was sadden to learn he did not stop. This was one of the reasons she breaks up with him.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Lindsay; she even works in an animal shelter, and is quite good at dealing with wild animals, even dangerous ones.
  • Give Geeks a Chance: Cody, the Tech Geek, has two sexy girls falling for him. Also, among the other couples, Harold and Noah end dating Heather and Bridgette, respectively.
  • Hurt/Comfort Fic: Lindsay, Leshawna and Cody are obviously hurt over breaking up with their boyfriends (in the girls' case) and not being able to get himself a girlfriend, in Cody's case. This creates a bond between them, and soon start comforting each other.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Sierra of all people eventually accepts Cody has no feeling for her and accepts he wants to be with another girl. Also, Cody decides he can’t hurt either Leshawna or Lindsay so he chooses neither. Fortunately for him, they choose for him.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Courtney might be a little harsh in her reasoning about why Cody should choose Leshawna to be his girlfriend over Lindsay, but he can't argue the points she made about why he should choose Leshawna. Izzy is the one to do that for him.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Chris often uses dangerous animals in the show's challenges, and doesn't care if the contestants, or the interns that test the challenges, end badly injured or even dead. In this story, he gets mauled by the jaguar that the producers brought for one the TDWT Aftermath episodes' challenges.
  • Karmic Jackpot: After everything Cody went through up to this point on all the Total Drama series, he now has two very beautiful women, one of whom is the heiress to one of the richest families in Canada, fall for him hard enough that, rather than make him choose between them, they would rather share him.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Duncan and Sierra
  • Lemon: This story has lots of sexual content. Starting from chapter 3, every chapter ends in a sexual scene between two (or more) characters. Towards the end these include Cody, Lindsay, and Leshawna, but they are shockingly not the only ones. Chapters 3 to 7 end with couples aside from the expected ones. Tyler/Eva, Harold/Heather, DJ/Courtney, Geoff/Izzy, and Noah/Bridgette get their moments.
  • Let's Just Be Friends: Despite everything Cody went thought because of Sierra he told her he was willing to be friends with her. She refused this at first. But a few weeks later in intensive care thanks to a beating from Eva changed her mind on the subject.
  • Love Triangle: Cody with Leshawna and Lindsay.
  • Made of Iron: One of the reasons Eva dates Tyler is because of his natural resilience, so Eva's not afraid of hurting him by accident.
  • Marry Them All: Lindsay and Leshawna, despite being romantic rivals, act as good friends. Chapter 5 even brings this up, with both girls agreeing that a guy isn’t worth ruining their friendship over. The situation becomes a three-way relationship, the two become lovers as well as close friends.
  • Marshmallow Hell: Cody is being fought over by the two bustiest girls on the island. It's a given this would happen. At one point they both do it to him 'together', effectively smothering him. After the Relationship Upgrade, it moves to Marshmallow Heaven, as Cody no longer needs to control himself and can enjoy it without feeling guilty.
  • Nice Guy: Cody; it's one of the main reasons why Lindsay and Leshawna fall for him. The same applies to pretty much every guy in a stable relationship at the end of the story.
  • Nice Guys Finish Last: Subverted; as stated above, several guys end in loving, stable relationships precisely because they're nice and understanding, while the series' resident jerks are either alone since the beginning (Alejandro) or end losing the girl (Duncan).
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Eva to Sierra.
  • Polyamory: In the tenth chapter, Leshawna and Lindsay tell Cody they want to share him. They even went so far as to have sex with each other before hand to ensure that they wouldn’t be robbed of the benefits of a polyamorous relationship.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Cody gives one to Sierra in the second chapter, and, later, to both Alejandro and Duncan.
    • For Sierra, he tells her he does not love her and point out that she does not really love him, as she's a stalker that see him as a living toy that exists only for her delusional fantasies and pleasure.
    • For Duncan and Alejandro, he points out that Duncan got everything Cody wanted, and he's still not happy, because his pride is so fragile that he can't take even the smallest bruise to it (that single punch Cody got on him) over his victories (getting with Gwen). He then points out how Alejandro's pride must sting as, despite being a handsome guy with multiple talents, Heather chose Harold, a loser who he's superior to in every way. Alejandro's pride can't take that, despite all his alleged superiority, Harold has Heather, the one girl Alejandro has honest, strong feelings for, and he (Cody) has two girls he's friends with, while Alejandro is alone.
  • Second Love: All of the main characters are experiencing this in this story, with their first choices being with someone else. This also applies to many of the secondary couples.
    • Tyler, formerly Lindsay's boyfriend, dates Eva.
    • Harold, who used to love Leshawna, dates Heather.
    • Bridgette and Geoff stop dating each other, and end with Noah and Izzy, respectively.
    • Courtney, Duncan's ex, dates DJ.
    • Finally, Owen, Izzy's ex, ends with Sadie.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Both Lindsay and Leshawna are attracted to Cody, at least in part, because of how much of a nice guy he is. Gwen is this to a lessor extent.
    • Similarly, Eva, Courtney and Heather, the three shortest-tempered girls of the series, end dating Tyler, DJ and Harold, three of the show's nicest guys.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Lindsay is one of the nicest people on the show, and also comes from one of the richest families in Canada, living in a fifty room house with ten cars.
  • Three-Way Sex: While not full sexual intercourse, the tenth chapter ends with basically this, with it made crystal clear this will be happening more in the future.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Hurting or threatening Cody is Leshawna's Berserk Button, as Alejandro and Duncan can tell after she sent them to the hospital. Lindsay isn't nearly as rough, but she's just as willing to protect him, going as far as scolding a jaguar. Both examples are slightly downplayed since the girls weren't dating Cody at that point.

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