Summary: In an effort to make the youth of today respectable and responsible citizens of the future, the Education Ministry of Japan passes a rule requiring all graduates to complete a number of volunteer hours or fund-raising projects for the charity/organization of their choice. When Kamio comes face to face with a problem he can't fix by himself, tennis players from across Kanto rally to help one of their own.
Pairing: primarily KiriKam but has lots of others inside, some established and some being hinted at.
Rating: Overall, PG-13 for language
Warnings: fluff, schmoop, angst, mention of past childhood traumas, lotsa slash and some het.
Timeline: 3 years post-anime. 2nd year of highschool. Akaya/Akira - 16. Sachiko - 10 (near 11). Michiko - 9.
Notes: if you haven't read any of the LGO arc before, you might be a bit confused as to what's going on, but if you can accept that Akaya and Akira are a couple, Akira and An Tachibana now go to Rikkai, and Kamio's raising his little sisters, than you can read the fic with minimal problems. Also, flashbacks hinted at in the fic are being written for a future fic, where they'll be fleshed out in much more depth. You'll see what I mean when you read it.
Notes and thnk you's:
Special thanks to lucathia_rykatu who was more than a beta- she was my Jiminey Cricket, my PoT Yoda, my hand-holder, and my grammar-picker. Any mistakes left in this monster are all mine, for better or for worse. Lu, I couldn't have done this without you. Thanks.
Screencaps for the tournament mini-banners came from Mythical Detective Loki Ragnorak Anime Screenshots Directive and were modified by me. Feel free to take if you like.
Illustrations done by me and yes, I know they're cartoony. :D If anyone feels the urge to submit their own artistic interpretation, I would adore you forever, add it, link it, and basically worship you forever.
Atobe's advertising poster in chapter 2 was designed by (coming soon)
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