An Ashen fanfic reborn.
No friendships. Ever. That's what Kanaya told her weeks prior, but Rose never really grasped the full of it until she found herself at the end of an Ashen crush. Now the Trolls are growing and the culture gap widening, the demon pounding on the door and the horrors whispering in ears. At the centre of it all: Rose, trying to stand on both sides of the shore: without magic, without guidance and without one of her closest friends thanks to the very gap she is trying to bridge. This fic is dedicated to the Alternian third wheel.
And with the fic ended for real life reasons, we carry on through commentary to the end, starting in Chapter 10.
Chapter 1: Thunderhead (FFn)
Chapter 2: Eridan Ampora Happened (FFn)
Chapter 3: Autolevel 91 (FFn)
Chapter 4: The Tale of the Lone Soldier (FFn)
Chapter 5: Act 1 Recap (FFn)
Chapter 6: Kiss You With Doom (FFn)
Chapter 7: Never Be Sad Again (FFn)
Chapter 8: The Black and White Turnabout (FFn)
Chapter 9: Gradeschool Mono-Poly Quarter-Fuck (FFn)
Chapter 10: My Favourite Loose End [Commentary only begins here]
Chapter 11: Act 2 Recap
The second draft begins! If you've never read A Hand in Holding Hands, this is a great time to start!
Because AO3's "Download as Mobile" is apparently a bit wonky, digitalCalibrator has cleaned up some of the chapters for anyone wanting to read on the go!
Updated through Chapter 7:
B/W Epub format (Nook)
B/W MOBI format (Kindle)
Color Epub format (Nook Color)
Color MOBI (Kindle Fire)