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Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Plucking Feathers by midnightdiddle - This is a bit of an odd fic, I'm still not precisely sure what to make of it, but... the writing is lovely and I liked the comparisons the author draws between the characters and birds, the little stories told and the meaning of names all blend well together. The characterizations are solid and... it was just the right length, I think. It didn't need anything more/less and sometimes that's really nice in a short fic like this. (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: In the Burned House by glasssubway - I was browsing the newsletter and stumbled over the link for this fic and, hey, neat, new D18 fic by an author I hadn't yet read! Okay, I'll give it a shot. And this fic was... maybe not precisely what I expected, it's a littler darker and unhappier, but somehow it was okay. Maybe the author's notes cheered me up (it's nice to know there are other D18 OTPers out there ♥) or maybe I just vibed with the really lovely writing. Dino making his way through the Vongola compound, searching for any trace of Hibari, it was the kind of fic where the tension built degree by degree, not really noticing it until the end when suddenly it all crashes together. I might not have otherwised like this, but the writing was really strong and lovely here and I liked this take on TYL!Dino and the dynamic you can feel between him and Hibari. (Dino/Hibari, maybe deathfic, maybe not, it's just unclear enough that you could go either way if you squinted.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Rain and melancholy by xhiro_xhiro - I think what really won me over--aside from that I'm always primed to like a well-written D18 fic--was this line: He was an Italian in love for goodness sake! He was being mild by all standards. Just the reminder that Dino is Italian and thinking of the archetype of an Italian in love, it puts me in exactly the right frame of mind for this fic. XDDD Hell, it made me want something truly over the top because that would be hilarious. This fic, though, was a bit quieter than that, but I still liked it a lot, it was an interesting look at Dino's thoughts on Hibari. It had little moments of humor (Dino's way of "spying" on Hibari was kind of great) and a kind of great ending as well, so I was totally happy with this fic. XDb (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Dare by chiiaroscuro - Okay, if there's one pairing I like anywhere near as much as I like Dino/Hibari, it's Mukuro/Hibari. So. When there was an NC-17 fic with Dino/Hibari/Mukuro? I-- I had to. My one complaint is that the POV kept switching all over the place and especially in a fic with three male characters, it made it sometimes difficult to keep track of what was going on with whom. Other than that? Mmm, nice. It was almost doujin-like with the set-up and the descriptions of the sex and the entire plot, but in the best way possible, because it was really kind of smoking hot. The writing is lovely, Dino's characterization is really spot-on for this kind of fic, and Mukuro is that mysterious sort of devious and dangerous, and Hibari is just-- nnn, I loved the characterization here. And I love that it's never really clear how much is real and how much is illusion (what with Mukuro being involved and all) and the ending is perfect. *__* (Dino/Hibari/Mukuro, NC-17.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: La Principessa by ansibs - You know, when I think on the summary of this fic (Dino/Hibari relationship, Dino suddenly has a kid, Hibari and the kid connect... sort of, mostly off-screen), it seems like such the recipe for badfic. And yet, because of the way it's written, the author's style, the way it's unrelentingly a painful fic (even in the happier moments of Dino/Hibari interaction) without being too gratuitious, I wound up really liking it. It helps that I'm taken with the author's style and the way she writes Hibari, the way he shows so little outwardly, he's very direct and quiet, yet there's so much going on underneath and there's something... perhaps not 'realistic', so much as... sensical about Dino having a little baby pop up, especially, especially Hibari's reaction to the whole thing. Not a happy piece, but definitely a pretty piece. (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Something About Airplanes by glasssubway - I think the beginning of this fic started out a little rough with Hibari, but by the time he got off the plane in Italy, the fic had settled into what it wanted to be and got kind of totally awesome. There are some great moments in the fic (Hibird totally steals the show, seriously) and the characterizations are nice and... actually, I've been sitting here for the last five minutes or so trying to figure out how to describe why I liked this fic so much without spoiling the parts that made it fun, and kind of totally failing at this. So, just. It was a fun little fic and had a couple of really funny moments (especially when I started imagining the moments in between the written scenes, how the characters got from one place to the other) and a very nice ending. If you like D18, you should enjoy it. XD (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Space Dementia by cleartempest - [Note: There will be spoilers for this fic in the rec, so only read on if you don't want to be surprised when reading it.] I debated a bit whether or not to warn for deathfic with this story, because I went in without warning and wound up not entirely surprised, plus I think it's worth reading even when I don't usually read a lot of deathfic and didn't want to scare anyone off, but ultimately I decided to warn anyway, because I wouldn't have wanted to read it on a bad day. It's a really beautifully written fic, though, and there's this sense of... well, the author describes the condition of space dementia in the author's notes and she does a fantastic job of capturing that feeling in the fic, there's so many subtle little touches that gave me this certain sense as I was reading, rather than directly stating what was going on with Hibari. Dino's point of view and the almost whirlwind nature of Hibari as Dino watches him, the characterization of both of them, it's really amazingly done. *__* (Dino/Hibari, read the rec for other warnings?)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Innocence lost by tredecaphobia - I think the author's view on Hibari and my own view of the character differ a little, given the ending, which implies what the title says--innocence long lost in Hibari and that it saddens Dino, whereas I tend to think Hibari probably just turned out that way naturally with no sad past whatsoever. But that's one small thing, one small personal preference thing even!, amonst a larger fic that I really liked. The author nicely kept the way Hibari just keeps going and going, even when he's half dead and still unrelenting, even when it's not really out of anger, that it's just the way Hibari is. I liked that it was easy enough to picture this fic in my mind's eye, the way Hibari acted in it. ....and, okay, I'd be lying if I said I didn't like the image of Dino trying to get an unconcious Hibari into the shower and thinking he looked so young and fragile while unconscious, yet at the same time never losing that undercurrent of what a scary bastard Hibari actually is. XD (Dino/Hibari sort of, sort of not. It's gen, but if you want to....)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: All About The Crumbling World by glasssubway - Okay, I really liked this one, the characterizations of both Dino and Hibari felt spot-on to me, especially since... well, I would have liked more to happen, but sometimes I appreciate when it doesn't because Hibari's not the type and if Dino's not in the right place/frame of mind, either.... Anyway, I love the way Dino sees everything about Hibari and the way they interacted here, it's so easy to imagine this as fitting perfectly into my idea of how the TYL (though, not quite that far ahead) storyline played out, I love that we still don't have any idea what happened to Dino, even in this fic. All of it. Was just right for me. Especially Hibird and its role in this, which was hilarious and then totally asd;fklajsdflkjajs-inspiring at the end. ♥ (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Fine Arts Between Tongue and Teeth by kasugai gummie - There are few authors who could get me to read this concept and love it in a non-trashy entertainment sort of way, but I wound up really liking this one, partly because it's not taking itself 100% seriously, but also because it's just really well-written. Dino being just drunk enough to miss the usual warning signs when he hits on Kyouya during dinner and then Hibari's reaction and then. Just. The ending. Beautiful. Of course that's Dino for you. XD (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Ofrenda by stitchedophelia - This is a really short fic (only three paragraphs, even if they are solid-sized) but it doesn't really need to be longer, it's an interesting take on the idea of Hibari possibly having tattos and, holy crap, it's kind of really hot. I feel like normally I would hate the idea, but I was all over it here, especially the way Dino and Hibari both act towards the tattoos. I love the glimpses of imagery the author uses as well and some of the turns of phrase in this are just lovely. (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Though Everybody Here Thinks He Needs You by bababanaba - This is a series of drabbles, some just about the characters individually, starting with a really interesting, thoughtful snippet about Dino's tattoos and what they mean to him and what they say about him, then how Dino and Hibari work in a lifestyle that requires families to produce heirs and how it's not as difficult as one would think, and then just. How Dino and Hibari work, period. I really like the author's take on them here and the depth and intensity they both have and some really great little moments. The fourth one is probably my favorite, just for that last line of dialogue of Hibari's, because it's just. So. as;ldfkjaslj Hibari. XDDDD (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: a portrait of the last Sunday by Jennifier D. - It feels like it's been aaaaages since I read any of Jenn-san's fic, but she posted D18 today and, wow, did I ever just zoom right over to read. ♥ I really like what she does with her style, it's got this sort of hazy, quiet feel to it that works with the characters because it still conveys the intensity of the connection between the characters, but Hibari is still so quiet and lethal, while Dino is sunny and just as dangerous in his own way. It's about the subtle qualities underneath the obvious and set during the future arc (though, a little different) where there's this... connection between them even when they're off doing other things. I actually sort of like the way Tsuna's death was handled here, the way there's so much major stuff going on and then it's something so small.... The ending scene is lovely, both for the way they touch each other and move around each other, but also for the mood that's so present but not explicitly stated. *fangirls* (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: untitled by seppuku_shiro - I've only read a few fics of this particular meme that went around, where you take ten songs and write a series of short ficlets around them, but I like this one a lot, it's a really interesting way to show case several facets of a particular theme, the Dino/Hibari relationship in this particular case. I like the author's take on Dino's view of Hibari, the way Dino is older than Hibari and he's still a child in a lot of ways back then, but such a dangerous one and she never lets up on Hibari's intensity or how lethal he is or how violent, yet there's a certain attraction here. I like the way it takes place across years and years, the different points in their lives in the mafia and it was just. A really pretty take on the two of them. (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: The Tragedy of Icarus by The Dream Whisperer - I have this odd fascination with fics where Dino has to get married to someone else because he's the head of the Cavallone family and needs heirs, but he loves Hibari and it makes for a tragic relationship, but... I mean, as much as I love D18 to get a happy ending, I find more tragic endings intriguing for them as well. I really like the way Hibari isn't angry or irritable here so much as... uncaring, not really connecting with the world around him, even if there's some part of him that is. When Dino is all emotions on his sleeve in one scene while Hibari is passively neutral, it was a really interesting way to write them, so it was an intriguing read for this pairing. (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Mercy is bad for the vision by stitchedophelia - I was a little wary of this fic when Dino started talking to Tsuna about his sex life with Hibari, but... when they're older and when Dino's trying to make a point about Hibari and how Tsuna needs to handle him, I can see it a lot more easily. Plus, I adore the characterization of Tsuna in this, he shows how he can be a mafia boss and yet still Tsuna, there's always been that steel underneath, even as he's still a little, "....why me. ~_~;;" The way he wants to just curl up in bed and stay home with Kyoko, but still doesn't hesitate to answer the phone, the way Dino's methods and advice about handling Hibari actually work, it was a really fun little read. <3 (Dino/Hibari and Tsuna/Kyoko both referenced.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: There is a crack in everything (thatís how the light gets in) by stitchedophelia - There is something about the idea of Hibari/Chrome that appeals to me and I'm not sure I can really put my finger on why that is, it's not like they ever really interact in the manga and both have people that are far more impactful on their world. And yet. I'm intrigued by the idea nonetheless, especially if an author can write something like this, which is soft and gentle and subtle and almost uncaring, except that's not it. Maybe passive is a better way to describe it, because these two would not set each other off, yet they would fit together somehow. The tranquil feeling in the piece that's over something else that's harder to pin down is just... really pretty and how I'd imagine these two would go. *intrigued all the more* (Hibari/Chrome, implied Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Therein Lies the Truth...? by g3ssh0ku - This was just a short piece from Dino's point of view, during the time that he was training with Hibari and wondering why Hibari stuck around. It's an interesting piece and was a nice little treat to have read this morning and I especially liked the ending scene, which was pretty much straight on with canon. I liked the piece because it's set early on, like it could almost have been gen, before either of them really developed anything, but there was a certain something there. And it was a nice D18 treat this morning! <3 (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: And Every Breath We Drew by pollinia - This fic contains so many things that I'm usually wary of in fanfic--a normally sunny character turned serious and the use of religion in a fic, but the author does both of these brilliantly. It's set not long after Tsuna's TYL death and the war with the Millefiore is not going well, so Dino's reflective, somber mood is warranted, yet not maudlin or over the top emo, he's still Dino about it. Hibari is similiarly so completely Hibari that it's actually sort of breath-taking to read, it's so easy to see this, in Amano's art even, and the language used is utterly gorgeous and it's... the kind of fic that I want to reread someday because there are so many little turns of phrase that describe the characters in this really beautiful way and it's. It's one of those fics where... it's satsifying, it completely nails the characters and the atmosphere it was going for, and it's... I've been thinking lately that manga fandoms really don't get that many truly great authors, but this fic goes a long way towards making me change my mind a little. Plus it's Dino/Hibari! I don't know what I did to get so lucky with this fandom, but. *__* This fic is gorgeous and one of the reasons why I'm really happy in this fandom. (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Maybe by loveandetc - One thing I'm not sure I quite agree with the fic on is the way Dino reacts to a dangerous Hibari--who should be feared, but I think Dino can hold his own, has shown that and he knows it, too. But. At the same time, the fic was going for humor and something hot, which it accomplished in both respects. It made me smile, it had some great lines, it was a little like a doujinshi in novel form, and the image of Hibari snuggling in his sleep and having no idea and never once losing that dangerous and lethal air was great. I really loved the Hibari characterization here and would really like to see more from this author. XD (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Dying by installments by izkariote - a;lskdfja;lskj why do I keep reading D18 fic that has this much angst? Somehow, I just seem to be attracted to that type of pairing, I suppose. That or I'll give just about anything with these two a shot. But the writing is lovely and what I especially love is that the author makes it hurt more by not overdoing it. It's subtle and quiet, even when Dino is not, the sense of history and things unsaid between them painful for both of them, so close to something happier, but not not something they can grasp right now. It's kind of a painful look at a future for them, but has lovely writing and apparently will get a fix it at some point in the future. ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS. :D So, it's definitely worth a read, I think. (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: voluntary chains by readerofasaph - This is another short piece, but a really interesting look at a second person pov, where Dino and Hibari aren't really chained together very strongly, they each have such strong ties elsewhere, yet somehow they remain connected. I like the use of imagery and language in the piece as well! (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: tenfold by surestsmile - asldkfja;sljk why am I willing to read deathfic for REBORN!'s fandom so much? Because there's some really damn fine fics that kill a character off (well, and we get character death in canon, too) and I'm weak to well-written D18. Which this fic isn't quite, it could be entirely gen, but you'll enjoy it if you like the characters, I think. It's almost understated, the way Hibari reacts to Dino's funeral, the way he slips away from the crowd and does his own thing, restless, but not antsy, which the author did a fantastic job of. The wine at the gravestone and the short conversation with the new Cavallone heir were also perfect and so, so Hibari. I loved this, despite that Dino was dead in it. ;__;<3 (This is entirely gen, but if you like Dino/Hibari in it, you'll like this. Deathfic.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Things I will regret. by stitchedophelia - This is just a small moment in time fic, Hibari in the hospital after a mission, while Dino visits him, and what makes me really like this fic is the way the fight played out and how Dino reacted to it, which we see while he watches the medication take affect in Hibari. That Dino may have dropped everything when Hibari was in a tough spot, still young enough to get into them, but didn't go to help him because Hibari doesn't need help. And he really doesn't. I liked the bittersweet feel of this piece, how much was going on without really being said, it was a nice fic to round out my day with. (This is gen, but if you like Dino/Hibari, you might like this.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Slightly out of character by stitchedophelia - I'm generally not that big of a reader of AU fics, but I'll always make exceptions in certain circumstances. This time being that a) I love D18 with an unholy passion and b) it's an author I like. Oh, yeah, and c) porn! \o/ I was surprised by how much I really kinda liked this AU as well, especially since Hibari is a lot nicer here, but maybe the pwp nature of it helps that along and knowing that there's an RP that this is a part of, but I think the fic stands well enough on its own. Plus, Dino is awesome and this line is one of my new favorite bits of head fanon: Dino is remarkably deft, quick and sure of himself when heís completely sloshed, as;dlkfjal;sjk AHAHAHA YES. (Dino/Hibari, somewhere between R and NC-17.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Idealism of Children by readerofasaph - The more I read from this author, the more I think I'm falling in love with her style and characterization. Hibari is so dangerous here, so determined and lethal, yet there are still things he doesn't understand that Dino does. And I love the look into Dino's head here, the way he sees Hibari and why he keeps coming back and how hard this life is on him, but how much he still keeps fighting because it's the right thing to do. Plus, the hints of the fight between them are also lovely, Dino can hold his own against Hibari, even if it tires him out and I love how much you can tell it frustrates Hibari, even while he keeps going and going and going. a;sldkfjals;kj ♥ (This is entirely gen, but if you like Dino/Hibari, you might like this as well.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: For the Bones of the Dead by pollinia - This is admittedly a darker take on Dino/Hibari, but I like that sometimes, too. It's interesting to see all the violence and anger in the pairing, the way they're both screwed up in different ways. The writing is very nice and it creates a deliberately intense atmosphere that also works well for this pairing. But I think my favorite thing about this fic was the quick glimpse of Hibari's home life--so normal and mundane. Yes. Hibari totally came from a normal family, I am convinced of it. I really liked that he was obviously angry about it, despite that we've never seen Hibari show any thought toward his family in the canon, it was nicely done. (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Lessons Taught by The Dream Whisperer - You know, I try to get a mix of REBORN! pairings whenever I do a spate of recs, honest I do. And yet it seems like 70% of them invariably end up being all about one Hibari pairing or another, don't they? orz I can't help it, he's so fascinating! And this fic just makes me want to go out and find more more more Hibari fic, especially if it's Dino/Hibari fic that's fifteen short drabbles all focused around various lessons Dino has tried to teach Hibari and how they have this thing between them and just-- I'm really impressed with these drabbles, because often times you can tell that the author was conscious of the word-counting, that an extra word or two was clipped or added in, but these ones felt very natural. And the way they weren't linearly connected, just little snapshots all set in the same story, felt really natural, too. And, ;laskdfjalskj I love this Dino and Hibari, I love how they're both so strong and intense and there's something that's almost harsh about them, but in the way they're supposed to be. And they were also hot. Very, very hot. <3 (Dino/Hibari. not quite SFW, I'd say about an R.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: The Beauty of Obligation by Branch - This is an interesting look at Dino and Hibari, built around their interactions just before the fights against the Varia, taking canon and expanding it a little. What I really liked is that the antagonism at that point in time felt right, the sense of... something a little like respect, something like genuine aggrevation, something maybe in between, the way Dino wasn't fighting Hibari at full power and probably never entirely did. Which is something I feel gets lost in fandom sometimes, which is part of the reason Dino was able to catch Hibari's attention and turn him towards accepting the Vongola ring, because he was stronger than Hibari. The dynamic here is really interesting and it's a very sharp, pointed read, which I really like with these characters. (This is entirely gen, but if you like Dino/Hibari, you should like this.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN: What Hurts the Most by Umi-Chii - This fic is a little more... *waves hand* emotional, I guess, than I usually prefer, but it was solid enough that it kept me reading for the entire fic and I genuinely enjoyed it. It was nice to see the fic from Dino's point of view, the more serious side of him, so that you could see more about him and Hibari and the relationship between them than if it had been set in another POV. The fic also has some really pretty lines it and, hell, that's usually all I ask. From the PG fics anyway. <3 (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Innocence lost by tredecaphobia - I'm not sure that I fully agree with the ending of this fic (in the sense that it's my personal opinion, not that I feel the author is wrong, just that we landed on slightly different opinions!) that Hibari should have the description "innocence lost" on him or that one should feel sorry for him, because I kind of suspect that he came out of the womb just exactly as he is now and there is absolutely nothing that Hibari lacks... but it's just a brief mention at the end of the fic and the rest of it is really interesting. What I liked about the fic was the way it started out, with Hibari unconscious and he does look really frail and thin and almost weak. I love that contrast, I love that the tiny little stick is the strongest of the Vongola Guardians by far, that the frail-looking one is the monster in strength. I love that it's Hibari's attitude that makes him a scary little bastard and I love that he is IC here, where he doesn't really care about much, that he's not secretly upset or spastic, he just. Doesn't care. Plus the writing is nice and I really did honestly enjoy this fic a lot. (This is entirely gen, but if you like Dino/Hibari you might like this.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: What Romario Doesn't Know by cleartempest - Okay, the thing about this fic. I suspect you'll have to be an already established fan of D18 before you read it in order to enjoy it and... you have to look at this as something sort of like a doujinshi or like the NC-17 version of the Daily Life arc of the manga. It's completely on crack and that is what makes it funny. And, I know. After my time in Tenipuri fandom, I got really tired of crack just for crack's sake, but I'll never get tired of doujinshi style crack when it's done in such a way that it's actually funny. And Romario having to hide in the closet so Dino can perform properly and Romario's thoughts through the whole thing and Hibari in a skirt and the porn and just. ;alksjdfl;asjk crying it's hilarious and god I love Hibari so much as Romario is finally getting to leave and al;sdkjfa;lsjk just. LOL. If you like D18 doujin, I think you should be okay here. (Dino/Hibari, a hard R or so, I'd say.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Visceral love by stitchedophelia - You know, for all that I've gotten distracted with other series lately (well, "lately" as in "the past two days or so"), it's fic like this that keeps me coming back to REBORN! and will probably not let me go for a very long time. Because this is what I love about Dino and Hibari--why Hibari respects Dino, even if he doesn't outwardly like him, because Dino is stronger than him, because Hibari is violent and uncaring and direct, but something about Dino lets him get away with stuff no one else could. And the fic doesn't even really have to say any of that, you just feel it in this moment after their fight as they stop for the morning and Hibari has other things to attend to. Plus, the writing is really lovely. <3 (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: untitled? by stitchedophelia - I was actually attracted to this fic because of the use of an OC (Dino's son) because--from the fics that I've read, anyway--fandom has done well with giving Dino kids because eventually the Cavallone family will need heirs. So, I was intrigued and hopeful that it would be interesting and maybe a little D18 if I were lucky. And then. asd;lfkjaslkjsljk jesus, I could not put this fic down, it was so fantastic and so brilliantly done. Nico (Dino's firstborn kid) is a fabulous OC, his narrative in this fic made him instantly likeable and interesting to read about, so like his dad in some ways and yet still so much his own character and I would love, love, love more about him. But the best part. His godfather Hibari Kyouya and how he feels he's the unlucky kid in that respect until it turns out he's the luckiest one ever. And omfg do you know how much I love fics where Hibari is truly a scary little motherfucker? Because jesus christ he's fucking terrifying and this is one of the best fics I've read for that. And-- oh, man, I want to do a better rec than this, because it's one of my new favoritest fics just about ever, both for setting up a future that intrigues me, original characters that intrigue me, fantastic sharp writing, and just-- asl;kjfs everything I could want from a fic. *__* And OMG THE ENDING. SO MUCH LOVE. (Implied background Dino/Hibari, but it's not entirely the point.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Shuffled by daemon_angelus - You know, the more I read of them, the more I'm kind of charmed by the ten songs meme thing, especially when they're not really connected together in a linear fashion but still loosely form a sort of series of fics that get into the dynamics of a pairing. These ficlets are often doujinshi-esque, but the characterization is solid and the writing was solid and I liked what the author did with the songs and it was a nice read this afternoon. <3 (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Question and Answer by slash_lady - Aww, this was a totally adorable, cute little thing. It kind of reminds me of all the doujinshi I inhale for these two--Dino being sunny and curious and thinking Hibari is kind of the most adorable thing ever, while Hibari is flat and violent and uninterested. And it never gets old to see Dino wriggling his way into Hibari's life and practically pouncing on him. XD (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: The Perfect Christmas With You. by allira_dream - asd;lfkjas;lkjal I've liked this author's work for so many other series (and how the hell she can write so many, I don't even know, but bless her for it) so seeing her write Dino and Hibari was delightful for me. And this was a wonderful little piece, something that totally fit the mood I was in, since it had been snowing all day and it's getting close to Christmas and I've been starved for this pairing. (Anything less than a ton of them every single day is starved for me, okay. :|) I adored the descriptions of Hibari in the first few paragraphs, of course Dino would think of him like that, yet the fic never forgets that Hibari is a strong little fucker. And this. This really was just the perfect Christmas for them. ♥ (This is pretty gen, but if you like Dino/Hibari, you should like this.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Seconds Late & Ten Years too early by Nerrin - Oh, man, do I ever have a soft spot for Dino/Mukuro scenes, especially when they're just so good like this one is, all too easy to see this happening at some point between current canon and TYL, both of them with their own style of grace and danger. I really adore this Dino, who doesn't push too hard, but sees so much more of Mukuro than most, I adore this Mukuro, who wants everything but is still somehow aloof, and then thought of Hibari drawing them together, but not all that binds them. Also, the details! Dino and his math skillz! Not a major mention, just something implied by the fic and I love it when authors remember that. And, mmmm, I would definitely like to see more of this storyline, to see the D1869+Vongola storyline it could become--though, it stands quite well on its own, too. *__* (This is gen, but I guess you could read Dino/Mukuro or D18/6918 into this.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Training by kittyling - As long as I was looking for REBORN! fic, there's no way I could pass up a chance at some D18 fic, especially not when it was all about the fight between them, the way Hibari is so dangerous and violent when Dino is training him before the Varia arc and there's a certain something there between them. A harsh tension that even Hibari can't escape and I really liked that the author did a good job of keeping the dangerous edge to both characters here. Not to mention the makeouts and the clawing at Dino's shirt and skin, the rough way they crashed together, was kind of very nice. (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: untitled? by Nerrin - I very nearly skipped over this fic, because the author's link to her fic said that there was a lot of OOC here and, well. I run into that often enough without meaning to, no need to go seeking it out. But it was Dino and Hibari and I was curious. I was pleasantly surprised by how non-cracky it was, actually, and the label was kind of misleading, so I almost missed a little fic I liked a lot. It's set, as many fics are, during the time Dino is training Hibari and it's about what's going through Dino's head at the time, this thin boy in front of him with the murderous expression and so much potential. There's a sharp edge to it, something that feels very much like they did in canon. And I like that there could be more here, but it might just be platonic, too. (This is pretty gen, but if you like Dino/Hibari, you should like this.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Boycott Love by makemegray - So, it's been almost, what? A few weeks since I read any REBORN! fic? Clearly far too long and, oh, I've missed this fandom, especially Dino and Hibari. There's something about this fic that I liked, I'm not precisely sure how to put my finger on it, something about the style. I liked the passage of time in it, how one moment flowed into the next and it wasn't meant to be anything more than it was. Also, the scenes with Dino and Tsuna, as Dino's silently saying he's not going to talk to Hibari, while Tsuna tries to encourage it, those were adorable and easy to see. ....also, I may have liked the implications of porn here. :D (Dino/Hibari, not quite SFW.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: In a Nutshell by isaofdoom - I read this fic on a whim today (and because I wanted to get at least one more KHR fic in before I posted) and I wasn't sure what I was going to get with this one, but it was definitely worth the read. There's an intensity to this piece, both in the fighting and the attraction/kissing, that's really gorgeous. The way Hibari is written is fantastic, he's a vicious little demon and that never lets up even for a second, even as Dino slowly makes progress with him. And I really liked this Dino as well, he's a great balance between the sunny attitude on the surface and the more serious Cavallone boss underneath. But it was also little moments with this fic--Hibari denying his limits, Dino showing them to him. The entire scene in the car was fabulous. Things like that made this a really great read. (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Reduction by artillie - Okay, so. I have this thing for Hibari/Chrome when done by certain authors. And obviously I'm a big fan of Dino/Hibari. What I did not expect to get out of this fic was Dino/Chrome interaction that was seriously kind of awesome for me. The author did a really great job at capturing the surprisingly subtle qualities of these outlandish characters, there's something very graceful about each of them in their own way and the writing of this fic. It's a short thing, Hibari survives an explosion no one should be able to survive, Chrome and Dino react in their own ways. I love how much isn't said and how each of their povs is very nicely done. I-- I could do more of these two. (Potential Hibari/Chrome, Dino/Chrome, and Dino/Hibari. It's a mix of the three.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Age Difference by Lys ap Adin - This was a cute, as the author says, almost-fluffy fic that's just a short little moment in time but is really fun and kinda totally hot. I love that Hibari sometimes doesn't give any warnings and I love all that you can feel was building up to get to this moment and Hibari finally snapping. Very cute. XD (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Conquest by istrill - This is a short fic again, not even 500 words, and it's not my usual style that I go for, but... idk, I kept reading somehow anyway. And I like what the author was doing, it was about imagery and impressions and description more than anything, I think, and the author created something interesting out of it. Even as Dino and Hibari tame each other in their own ways, it doesn't let go of Hibari's viciousness, which isn't always an easy thing to do. XD (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Conditions of Surrender by istrill - This was an interesting look at Dino and Hibari and I liked a lot of the turns of phrase in this one, there was some very pretty language here. I like the way the story is framed as well, the little scenes over time and the little details woven into it and it kept my attention the entire time. I think my favorite, though, was the second scene, where you see a bit more into Dino's world that's not just part of the Vongola mafia, but that he's a don in his own right. It's just a brief glimpse, but it was one that really worked for me, especially through Hibari's eyes here. (Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Vying for Your Touch by allira_dream - I really enjoy fics (well, Dino and Hibari fics, I mean) that have a rough edge to them, that are almost a little painful to read because of the intensity of their characters and the violence that surrounds them, when they're in the right author's hands. And this one really worked for me, there's a real sense of immediacy with the descriptions and the way their relationship is physical, it's not easy, but there's an attraction there. And, of course, I love violent little demon Hibari when seen through Dino's eyes, which this fic did marvelously. (Dino/Hibari, somewhere between R and NC-17.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: An Unlikely Romance (chapter 01) by lyra_star and ivy_queen - This is the first chapter of what is intended to be a longer fic, but I think it stands pretty well on its own for now. What I liked about this fic is what I like about a lot of Dino/Hibari in fandom--the way Dino clearly enjoys messing with Hibari on purpose, the way there's something a bit deeper underneath the surface cheerful dickishness. Even if it's not directly commented on a lot, there's obviously more to Dino and the way he deliberately needles Hibari, which is something I really enjoy. Plus, Hibari's a violent little demon, which is always A+ and, yeah, okay, no, still not tired of the whole, "Dino has to get married for the family, Hibari gets pissy about it" storyline, shut up, I like it. XD (Probable future Dino/Hibari.)


Katekyou Hitman REBORN!: Show, Don't Tell by vicious_lullaby - I thought this was an amusing take on Dino's klutzy ways, why he so often tripped over himself around Kyouya. The writing is lovely as well and it made me smile, that's all I ask out of fic. ♥ And sometimes it really is nice to have something a bit lighter in tone to read after all the angsty stuff I've been going through lately. (Dino/Hibari.)








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