Word Count: 2,204
Rating: T (13+)
Author Summary: It’s been five years since the night they lost it all, and Haruhi still needed closure. Five years since Hikaru had passed away unexpectedly. In the past, writing little letters to her late mother and then placing them around her shrine and grave had sufficed. But with this pain, would it even help ease her? Well, what’s there to lose? It never hurt to try, now did it? [One-Shot]
Relationship: Hikaru x Haruhi
Applicable Tags: Angst/Family, Major Character Death
Review (Contain Spoilers):
Haruhi is still grieving the loss of her husband Hikaru and something she does to ease her mind is writing letters to him.
Things That I Loved:
I loved that this had elements of both suffering and fluff. I also enjoyed that the author also handled well the fact that grief is not a linear process but something that comes in waves. It is implied that after everything she is still not ok with her life without him. She is surviving but far from thriving. And that is the most human part about this whole story.
Things I Wanted More Of:
I think I wanted more of her emotional struggle while she was writing the letter. Like if she is really pouring her heart out for him and the hurt is still very real I would want tears on the paper.
Favorite Lines or Quotes From Story:
She knew that it wasn’t ever going to happen, but she could at least try. In a way, it made her feel better. Like he was still there, just gone for a little.
Would I Read Again?
Yes, if I was in the mood for a little sadness in my life, Though it does get sweet in the end so it is worth the struggle to get to the ending.
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