Content/Warnings: No explicit sexual content, essentially no sexual content at all. Very mild language. Default warning for Livebearer, for being who he is (so, generally creepy), but it’s fairly toned down.
Summary: Livebearer pays Komatsu a visit, and takes the opportunity to cook with him again. (Overtones of Livebearer/Komatsu, fully consensual.)
Livebearer stared down an upset, remorseful Komatsu-chan and tried to do something to control his anger—irritation, but he’d largely considered them one and the same for years now—because there was no one to direct it towards, because Komatsu-chan had had nothing to do with it but would feel responsible anyway.
Because if Komatsu-chan wasn’t going to bring up his history with Livebearer, then Livebearer wasn’t going to do it for him.
Summary: Spoilers for chapter 207! Seriously! Komatsu meets the Kings’ new technique. Overtones of Kings/Komatsu.
Rating/Content: some obscene language, but nothing explicit. PG/K+ except for swearing.
The swarm of creatures were everywhere.
This is my latest fic, and this is my other blog, aka the one I actually check.
These are my feelings about chapter 207, part 1. (Part two will probably not get written.)
Just Partners: a Toriko Fanfic
By Dreaming of Everything
Summary: Coco comes to the realization that Toriko and Komatsu are just partners—nothing more. That doesn’t sit quite right. Sunny and Zebra agree.
A story in which Toriko is kind of clueless, and the others don’t let that hold them back.
Content/Warnings: Kings/Komatsu, Kings/Kings, lots of poly. Some language. Kissing. WIP.
Coco: Actually my favorite, seriously. (Well, mostly my favorite. I have a lot, okay?)
Things I want to see: Toriko-Komatsu team up of badassery.
It’s possible. Komatsu has the potential, now he’s not overly terrified of every little thing; we’ve caught glimpses of it before, especially during the Gourmet Pyramid arc.
Going to second this like whoa! Komatsu is hugely powerful in his own right at the moment—maybe not as overpowered as the Kings, but he took down a level-35 beast in the Gourmet Pyramid. That’s utterly ridiculous. Remember the Galala Crocodile? Way back at the beginning? It was somewhere above a level 5, but I’m pretty sure the implications were that it was more like a level 6 or 7. And everyone was scared of it. Komatsu is currently a grade-A certified badass.
(And now I want to write him protecting Toriko on adventures.)
WHY DID THEY CHANGE THAT SCENE IN THE PLANE?
goddamn it they really are trying to make it less gay aren’t they
BUT IT WON’T WORK
This post makes me confident in my decision not to follow the anime.
Fact: Nothing can ever make Toriko less gay. This is why all my gen fics have OT5 overtones. (Also because I ship it, I ship it all.)
That moment when you realize that you urgently need to write Toriko fic that will break your heart before you fix it and then the last chapter just enables that and you instantly have this blossoming plot where Toriko is an amazing partner but completely absent in every other way because he’s kind of clueless and not very sensitive and probably compensating for emotions he can’t deal with. And so Komatsu really wants his partner to be a part of his life but has accepted that that won’t happen and then the other Kings are scandalized that he’s got a shot and hasn’t taken it and then Zebra, Sunny and Coco all kiss Komatsu a lot. And Toriko slowly realizes he’s jealous. And the other Kings start to learn about Komatsu’s life and show up and really know him as a person, and Komatsu is blissfully happy except he’s also still in love with Toriko. And eventually Toriko starts trying in the right ways and it all works out!
^I’m not sure how much sense that made, but fic might be appearing soon.
My headcanon is that Komatsu grew up in a small, rural village, with distinct traditional Japanese overtones, in a very big extended family full of very, very tiny people. These pictures are now fully incorporated into that headcanon, which involves a series of stories about how each of the Kings (and all Komatsu’s other conquests, including Melk II and Livebearer) end up Meeting the Family. They are all huge, and sort of out of place, and completely unused to being in a normal situation. But Komatsu makes him a part of their life the way they made him a part of theirs.
Toriko plays very, very carefully with hordes of small children, something he hasn’t done since before he was an adult. Zebra tries very, very hard to get people to like him for the first time that he can remember, because Komatsu really wants him to. He probably ends up talking to Komatsu’s very elderly grandma and walking her around the yard. Coco fits right in, once he stops worrying about poisoning anyone, or making them uncomfortable. Sunny plays dress-up with Komatsu’s little nieces, while Komatsu makes tea for them, and all the nephews and the older girls get pulled into it too. Melk is practically adopted the minute she sets foot on the property, which she doesn’t realize at first, and she’s very nervous and sort of overwhelmed and sort of compulsively sharpens every knife in the kitchen. …Livebearer is gigantic and hideous and COMPLETELY out of his element and everyone is afraid at first but it’s Komatsu, beloved prodigal child come home, and they’re very polite and then they relax and are, unfortunately, somewhat less polite. And Komatsu at home is so much fun too: he teaches the kids (and the adults) how to cook, gets fed by his own mom, gets teased by his siblings, possibly goes to visit the chef who first taught him how to cook, even before he got accepted into culinary school. And all the others get to watch him, interacting with his own world on his own terms.
The final chapter, of course, involves everyone visiting home with Komatsu. At once.