So about your rival lawyers AU, is there any way it could've gone that didn't end up breaking my heart? Because I've been making up scenarios in my head since the true ending is too heartbreaking.
Well, the idea came from a joke about what elements of a Hamilton AU could possibly work for YOI/Rivals so that’s pretty much the only ending for that AU. But at least it’s just an AU rather than what actually happens in the Rivals verse ;)
(alternatively if you really want a happy ending you could imagine Viktor was seriously injured but not dead and Chris told Yuuri he died in revenge while Viktor recovered because of what Yuuri did. And then Viktor recovers and the story gets a happy ending)