It has most certainly been a long time. For anyone curious, I am one of three moderator+maintainers of this community as this position was passed to me many years ago.
Anyways, the puppy love is still alive in me. And it seems I am not the only one as I still see content being uploaded to various social media platforms, though nowhere near as much as there use to be.
Though my love for this pairing took a backseat to life for a while, it stirred in me a couple weeks ago. I began to revisit old and new AMVs. But I wanted more, so naturally I searched for new highly rated fan fiction. And I came across some gems.
I HIGHLY recommend the multi-chapter Side Deck by Alecto which details the development of S&J's relationship post-canon through various settings.
There is another ff.net author who wrote a wonderful, also multi-chapter fic about a middle aged S/J. I do not have the authors name on hand but the piece is called The Crane Husband. The author also has two other great pieces, one of which is called Sportsmanship.
I hope anyone reading this enjoys the recommendations and the fact that we KaiJou lovers are still out there.
I would love to hear from anyone interested in sharing their opinion on these pieces, KaiJou's relationship or anything else. Does anyone else have any good fan fiction recommendations?!
Love to you all!