i wish you would write a KHR fic where Reborn and the guardians' fear of Tsuna being killed(again) happens - but it's actually a nightmare caused by some other villain during a fight and when they wake up and see Tsuna, though uncomfortably asleep in one of the chairs in Vongola's medical wing, is alive and well (just worried out of his wits for his family), and all of them scare him awake when they swarm him in a desperate hug. or as desperate as Hibari/Reborn/Mukuro would openly show, loll
With all the crazy impossibilities in KHR, I can see this happening. The switch would be seamless from their pov, maybe they’re all fighting but then Tsuna gets shot when really it’s them getting gassed by an experimental hallucinogen, and they have to relive being in a world without Tsuna again, just like the other timeline, except it’s even worse because this time, it’s their failure, and they failed their Tsuna, who turned out so very different from the other one despite taking over Vongola. This one didn’t let Vongola and the mafia walk all over him. This one placed his friends above the Famiglia, this one cherishes them enough defy the Vindice for them, this one has enough resolve to destroy one of the strongest and oldest criminal organizations in the world and drag it kicking and screaming back to its vigilante roots, no matter what the Ninth Generation (”You’re retired, Nono. Please at least act like it.”) or Iemitsu (”I fired you. It’s not up for debate. Frankly, I just don’t trust you, not with my life, and especially not with my friends’ lives. Also, you owe Kaa-san the rest of your life, and that still won’t be enough so you may as well get started.”) or even the rest of the mafia world think.