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    After avoiding apocalypse #2, Klaus is faced with what grieving is like for the first time. Lucky for him, his siblings went through the same grief 17 years earlier, and are there to help him through it.

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    Years before their father kill himself, Vanya is brutally attacked, and the Hargreeves find themselves brought back together to try to help her recover. In the process they uncover a new, dangerous, threat to the family. Everything, and everyone they love hangs in the balance.
    Can they come together or will they fall back into the same old patterns and find themselves alone against the world?

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    3/?
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    Klaus had spent his entire life terrified of ghosts, and when Ben died in his arms, he knew that he would be forever tortured by a ghost wearing the face his brother.

    Turns out, he was wrong. Mostly.

    Sure, Ben didn’t scream, or cry, or do anything that a ghost did. Technically speaking, it was almost as if Ben never died, he nagged at him like usual, and he whined and snarked and forced Klaus to entertain him like usual.

    It was almost as if he had never died. Almost. On good days, Klaus would nearly forget, until he looked over at Ben, and remembered that he was almost a whole head shorter than him, and he was still covered head to toe in blood. His victims’, or his own, Klaus never knew. If he wasn’t careful, his eyes would drift down to where the horrors' tentacles should’ve been, leaving an empty space where Ben’s guts spilled out and trailed behind him. Honestly, the worst thing about ghosts was that they would never change, were how they looked exactly how they did when they died, and Ben was no exception.

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    Klaus can't control Ben's appearance, so Ben never grows up.

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    A collection of one-shots about the Umbrella Academy as young children.

    Chapter One: Nobody wants to play with Luther anymore.
    Chapter Two: Five is scared of swimming, (so Reginald throws him in).
    Chapter Three: Klaus makes friendship bracelets.
    Chapter Four: (Unsurprisingly) Ben has a very weak stomach.
    Chapter Five: Vanya gets to join in for once.
    Chapter Six: The ghost of a soldier befriends Klaus.
    Chapter Seven: It's Christmas Eve!
    Chapter Eight: Diego is scared of the dentist.

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    “Klaus, please, it’s me,” Wait a second. He knew that voice. And this one wasn’t screaming. Klaus bolted up so quickly his elbow hit the wall.

    “Ben?”

    The first time Klaus sees Ben after he dies.

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    It felt almost as if he was falling asleep for the first time in years. It felt almost as if he was seventeen again, lying in his tiny bed that he'd slept in since he was four years old, closing his eyes and drifting off for the very last time.

    Or, it felt like it was the last time.

    He closed his eyes as the light tore him apart bit by bit, and he didn't think he would open them ever again. Until he did.

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    Klaus added Allison, Luther, Diego, Ben, Vanya, and Five to the groupchat

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    4/?
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    Family dinners with seven people are always chaotic. Throw in a lot of trauma, some mental illness, a lifelong rivalry, superpowers and the ability to speak nineteen languages and it might just be hell. However, since they, or rather Vanya, had blown up the old academy, they had all been staying to help rebuild it. Family dinners were a mandatory once a week thing.

    Basically a bunch of slice of lives about healing and families.

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    3/?
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    Klaus left home after Ben's death and never looked back. Ben just wants his brother to be okay. Sam blames himself over his girlfriend's death, Dean needs his dad, and the car they stole has an unconscious teenager in the back. Can't they just catch a break?

    (Chapter one now has a Russian translation!! Thank you to RiRei for the work: https://ficbook.net/readfic/9631717)

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    “We make a good duo”, he tells Klaus, who smiles at him with an expression, agonized and forlorn. They laugh together, a guttural sound, both not knowing what else to do. Both knowing that there is nothing else to do.

    The bond between the two of them is the skeleton of a time never spent.

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    All his life, Ben is tortured by dreams, visions, memories foreshadowing his..., well, death. In an unending back and forth between past and present, his final, inescapable moment calls out to him at all times.
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    Vignettes of Ben's life told through his, as well as others' eyes--from his childhood right until the end.

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    "I'm not stupid," Five said. "You're lying to me. All of you."

    "Five-"

    "It's simple," Five continued. "Tell me what happened and when. Then I can fix it."

    "It's not simple, actually."

    "We've got time on our side!" Five insisted. "Or I do, at least. Help me or don't. I'll fix the problem all the same. Whatever it is."

    ___________________

    Or, the Hargreeves hate time travel. Five doesn't understand why.

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    4/4
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    Twas as simple as this, what if Klaus, new to sobriety, decided to try and tell his siblings that he had conjured up their dead brother Ben? Would they even believe him? Set prior to the family meeting.

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    1/1
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    35
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    With siblings that won't believe that he's still around, Ben has no other choice than to turn to social media for a chance of keeping up with everyone and still being involved in the real world.

    or in which Ben convinces Klaus to run a twitter for him so they can stalk their siblings

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    4/?
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    193
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    24
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    All caring about Ben led to was more pain. They all cared and he still died. They all cared and he was still gone.

    So, they just broke apart even further, unwilling to go through that pain again.

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    All the sibs and their perspectives on losing Ben.

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    1/1
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    12
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    20
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    1
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    Smelling eau da Klaus, alcohol and cigarettes, Diego whacked the door to make it slam into his brother’s face. Why was he hiding behind a door? That was only one step up from hiding behind a curtain and still having your feet poking out. “Hit me anywhere but my face, you know I like my face.” Klaus whined, rubbing at his jaw. It being broken again would be for the greater good, the silence was well needed.

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    1/1
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    6
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    20
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    “Don’t you recognize us?” the large man asks him, a frown on his face. 

    “Well, we do all look very different than we did two decades ago,” the man in the hoodie rolls his eyes. “Of course he’s not going to recognize us.” The others ignore him, which Klaus thinks is quite rude, but he’s not going to say as much and risk getting stabbed. 

    “Klaus, it’s me,” the leather guy repeats. “Diego. Your brother.”

    Klaus’ eyes bug out of his skull—that’s the craziest thing he’s heard all year.

     

    or, AU where Klaus runs away from home when he's ten-years-old—just a few months later, his fully grown siblings fall out of a portal in the sky.

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    8/8
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    410
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    1922
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    436
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    But Reginald never really seemed to think so.

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    3
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    51
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    4
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    361
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    Picking up Diego’s landline, Eudora spotted an E carved into the table. That was absolutely adorable, but also insane. What was it with this man and his knives? He probably slept with them in his bed when Eudora wasn’t there. Were the knives Diego’s mistress or was Eudora? “Hello.”

    “Dieg-“ after his brain had taken a second to catch up, Klaus realised that that voice definitely wasn’t Diego’s.

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    2,380
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    1/1
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    6
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    70
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    5
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    The Eldritch tear the mental link between Their and Ben's mind.
    Ben undergoes the horror's of what The Eldritch are truly capable of.

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    1/1
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    “I do know his name, that’s why I’m asking if you know it.” Ben condescendingly remarked, all of a sudden right behind Klaus. For someone who always whined and whined about Klaus not dying, he sure liked scaring the living shit out of him. To teach Ben a lesson, Klaus theatrically clutched his chest as though he were having a heart attack. Klaus offendedly gasped when Ben didn’t seem remotely bothered by his impending death. “I could’ve died, you evil bastard!” Klaus exclaimed, vindictively shoving a rolling pin through his brother’s ghostly form.

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    2,006
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    24
    Hits:
    234

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