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Shelter - Chapter 1 - myshipwillsailon - 文豪ストレイドッグス | Bungou Stray Dogs [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

@solyongtherainbow, I’m your Dazatsu (very late) Valentine! I realize this is incredibly late, a little over a week so, but life got in the way and I really appreciate your patience. 

Second, I’d like to thank the lovely @purplemagicalgirl for beta-reading this piece. They always catch small mistakes and help greatly with my writing, and what’s more is that they’re a great friend. Thank you to @pengwenno for screaming about this fic with me and getting me to actually write instead of just talking about it. @magicalgirlmafu was also another amazing person who screamed over this fic and kept me entertained with cool art while I screamed about this. 

So the very first time I watched Shelter, I was overcome with so much sheer emotion and I cried until my stomach hurt. When I saw your prompts, I jumped at the opportunity to write a Dazatsu AU inspired by the amazing work of art that is Shelter. While writing this piece, I was reminded of the parallels it held to another Dazatsu piece that I wrote, so I did doubt whether the content I was writing was original or just a continuation, but I think it’s a distinct piece from my other works. 

I hope you enjoy ~


Now that I have your attention…

Okay so I had an idea based of of @asagaohellyes ’s mermaid!au so they get credit for this.

But hear me out.


So the Normal Boots guys and Hidden Block guys have their own separate pirate crews(?) that are rivals. (Jacques is a real bird, but can still talk or something idk)

Mai is a normal girl.

And Hana is a mermaid.

So Mai lives in a town by the ocean and spots Hana stuck in some trash/fishing net and decides to help her out. Mai tells Hana about human life and Hana tells her about living in the ocean and they become friends. Cool right?

Once in a while the two pirate groups will stay at this town and get fawned over by all the other people because they’re so cool and stuff. When they are staying in town they notice Mai always wandering off everyday at the same time and get curious about where she’s going: is she hiding something valuable or interesting?

The NB pirates decide to send PBG to follow her, with Jon close behind since this was their home town after all. PBG spies on Mai while she sits near the ocean, quickly losing interest until something appears from under the surface. A familiar head of pink hair comes up and he is awestruck.

When he was a small child, PBG almost drowned but Hana saved him (kinda like that scene in The Little Mermaid but without the shipwreck, PBG was just being clumsy) and they became friends after that until one day Hana disappeared and PBG stopped trying to contact her.

Anyways, PBG leaves his hiding spot and slowly approaches Hana, completely disregarding Mai, and stops right in front of her.

Usually Hana would swim away if anyone approached her, but something about this boy was oddly familiar and made her feel safe. It was weird.

Jon, who was now in PBGs hiding spot, is shocked when he sees Hana’s tail and quickly goes back to tell the guys.

Mai is sitting on the sidelines watching PBG trying to convince her fishy friend that they knew each other.

The rest of NB come over and capture Hana, Mai and PBG try to get her back but it’s 2 against 8 so they’re overpowered.

Hana is left on the ship while Satch, Jared, and Shane go to find a tank or pool to keep her in. PBG apologizes to Hana but Jon interrupts him, congratulating him for finding ‘this treasure’. Salt ensues.

Mai sneaks onto the ship and when the boys find her she refuses to leave without Hana, so they let her stay but she has to work on the ship as well. Hana is touched by this and almost cries because Mai really cares about her.

Hidden Block somehow hears about them capturing Hana and shenanigans happen where they take Hana.

NB and Mai are worried and try to steal her back but they stop when they see that she’s enjoying it there because they treat her like an equal.

If she decides to go back, NB start to treat her more than just some prize to be won and she’s happy.

If she stays, Mai is torn between staying with Hana or NB (who’s she’s befriended by this point) but decides to stay with NB because she knows she’ll have chances to see Hana again and HB is just too crazy for her. Also this ends basically the same way the HB route ends in the game.

Guys help me think of stuff to add to this please

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
Move on, leave, run away, escape this place… but don’t forget about me, about us, about this town. Always remember where you come from so you can appreciate how far you’ve come.
—  c.j.n.