I was going to write you a Very Serious and Well-Researched retrospective-style novella about the forever canon love of Gintoki and Hijikata. It was going to be epic. It was even going to be epistolary in places (by way of heartfelt entries written in a fuchsia diary belonging to a very cowardly man who called himself Tosshi).
However, instead, my brain produced this. I blame the cheese fondue. orz
Title: When You're Riding in a Time Machine Way Far into the Future, Don't Stick Your Elbow out the Window, Or It'll Turn into a Fossil.
Pairings: Gintoki/Hijikata; Gintoki/Takasugi (past); Gintoki/Zenzou (implied); Gintoki/Madao (canon); aw hell, just Gintoki/everyone (implied) basically, okay, he is the canon bicycle after all.
Warning: Supporting-character death (well. yeah. a bit.). Grossly exaggerated and entirely gratuitous violence. Rampant disregard of pretty much everything good and proper. Also, anime only. My OCD won't let me catch up on the manga until either chapters 353 and 361-371 are scanlated or Viz takes pity on us Gintabros and brings the manga back.
Summary: Gintoki changes/clears Hijikata's perspective on many things, sometimes inadvertently and sometimes intentionally. Featuring headless mannequins, AWOL corpses, surprise villains (or not), tiny swinging purses, and the obligatory caged gorilla.
Dedication: pectus_pectoris OBVIOUSLY. XD
Beta: If I had any of that, I'd put it on my rice and eat it. Read at risk to your own eyeballs, you bastard.
Note: Title from Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey. Delivering as promised here. Don't underestimate Nin Nin Pizza!
Concrit: Always welcome and appreciated.
( When You're Riding in a Time Machine Way Far into the Future, Don't Stick Your Elbow out the Window, Or It'll Turn into a Fossil )