Fandom: Daiya no Ace
Relationship: Miyuki Kazuya/Sawamura Eijun
Some say laughter is the cure for everything, but they obviously never heard Miyuki laugh…
It takes a concept I really like “following the original timeline but with a twist”, into this particular case it’s a bit of “what if Sawamura had started with his end of the first manga knowledge and skills”. Of course, it’s not really the focus, I’m just saying that because I don’t want to spoil the plot. Just know that it involves time-travelling.
Know also it slashes, in the best possible, chaste and slow-burn way, Eijun with Miyuki. My Miyusawa heart is super happy about that （＾＿－）≡★
I’ll be honest, this story is gigantic, some 150k words, but it’s all worth it. Once I started it, I got hooked. Plus the writing is flawless, it really flows. I’m astounded by all the amazing fanfic writers I find. Discovering really good writers is a favorite past time of mine, and not only is PKSamurai a good writer, (he? she? I’m not certain, let’s go with they) they have an excellent buildup and plot skills. Good writing with bad plot is nothing. It has to come together to make a good thing, and TToL is excellent, and made me feel so vindicated that if Sawamura had started with those skills/knowledge he would’ve been capable of carrying them past those awkward first games/tournament. Plus I like that the PKSamurai has a good sense for skipping/shortening the games that weren’t all that important/needed in the Daiya original timeline.
This story was really touching, plus seeing their quasi-romance bloom as slow as a snail moves was beautiful. But that’s not why I cried. PKSamurai knows when to twist the knife deep inside, and really wrench emotions and tears (个_个)
I also liked that they did a Ookiku Oofurikatte cameo in this, I’m a huge fan of crossovers, and I’m glad to see some love for that underrated goodie! ಥ⌣ಥ
Now I’ll say this only covers the first season of the anime, so if you’ve seen it, you definitely can jump into this. This covers the whole tournament to see who goes to the nationals, so if you’ve seen or read that whole arc, you’re good. Of course the skills/improved Eijun comes from later than that, but it’s not like you need to have read to experience it.
I’ll say this has some angst really interwoven into it, so it’s not a sweet and cute story, it has some real feelings and analysing of characters/seeing beyond just their playing baseball self. Most of it is focused on Miyuki, because of his past, and let’s be honest, he is the most mysterious of the lot.
Conclusion: if you like Miyusawa, some angst, some goodie, some slow-burn romance, try this out and cry with me ಥ⌣ಥ
Good reading everyone and keep on going! (^_−)☆
Have you heard about this fanfic before? Have you read it? If so, I’d love to know what you think of it!