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    Sometimes, a series of strange events can be connected to each other: such as a mariachi being cursed for his past misdeeds and falling from grace, and a composed yet brilliant woman finding herself stuck in a mansion with said mariachi—all while not knowing anything about the curse, nor her role in everything.

    One thing is certain: there hasn’t been anything stranger that’s happened in the Land of the Dead before.

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    We've seen a handful of works exploring earlier generations of the Rivera family going to the Land of the Dead instead of Miguel. But what would happen if it was his sister Socorro who went there? And how would she be able to do it?

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    21/?
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    Until now, I never realized how important memory can be for someone. How being remembered is so crucial to your very existence, how horrible it is to be completely forgotten.

    But that all changed one year on the first of November, when I met a down on his luck skeleton...and a living boy…

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    A little drabble thanks to my recently becoming a "Coco" addict. Hector's thoughts and fears after he's been saved from disappearing, with a little bit of Imelda at the end. Feels like it could become a bigger story, which I am open to suggestions for, but for now I'm stuck because it seems like so many people have written good ones in this vein. Comprende?

    Hope everything is more or less in character.

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    1/1
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    What if it had been a different Rivera woman who sung on stage instead? And what if said woman managed to woo Ernesto?

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    3/?
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    Modern Day AU. Tired of Ernesto’s snide remarks, Imelda decides to put him in his place - and her husband is more than happy to help. It was supposed to be a one-night deal. Things quickly get out of hand.

    OT3, mostly porn and humor. Plenty of instances of Ernesto being Dramatic, Imelda getting Sick Of His Shit, and Héctor trying to be the peacekeeper. Don’t expect anything serious.

    [The art in each chapter is by Elletoria. Also check out their work on Twitter!]

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    Chapters:
    6/?
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    “Do you care about your familia... more than your music?”

    Héctor felt his every bone light on fire. As if there would ever, ever be doubt of that again, after all he’d gone through, the mistakes he’d made that led to a hundred years of misery, a hundred years of being unable to mend his wife’s broken heart, a hundred years of separation from his daughter. “Si, Ernesto. Especially more than my music.”

    A smile crossed Ernesto’s features. “Are you willing to put that to the test?”

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    15/?
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    Socorro Rivera (aka "Baby Coco") remembers her big brother, Miguel. How he played music for her, and how he doted on her. But strangely he went away. Miguel's death was too sad for her family to talk about. So when Baby Coco gets kidnapped by Ernesto, and taken to the Land of the Dead, she finds answers, while trying to find her family and get back home.

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    Chapters:
    1/?
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    Ernesto de la Cruz and Héctor Rivera were destined for a life on stage. Lights beaming, adrenaline rushing, and, not to mention, the adoring fans. Ernesto wouldn't let anything...or anyone stop him from achieving his dreams.

    It wasn’t until an unlucky encounter with a boot that brought the two aspiring musicians path to a sudden halt.

    One night, as he sees Héctor's flame of inspiration beginning to dim, Ernesto decides to attempt to move heaven and earth for his amigo.

    Little did he know, his simple endeavor would open the door to a new dream, changing the course of their lives and the life of the most desired woman in Santa Cecilia forever.

    She was only to be a stepping stone on this journey, nothing more.

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    Chapters:
    10/25
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    "It means that you should prepare yourself for what might happen," said Dr. García gently. "Señora, this man is barely remembered. Whoever still holds memories of him and stopped the Final Death… it may not be enough. Perhaps he will eventually recover his strength and wake up. That would be the ideal outcome. But his condition is not promising, Señora."

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    26/?
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    Quantum Realm Au.

    Isn't it amazing how one little desicion could change lives forever?

    When Hector made the desicion to step inside an unexplored dimension, he didn't know that once you step in, you can't go back out.

    Years later, a young soul gets lost in the same realm but he returns.

    When Miguel returned home, he makes the desicion to save his friend trapped in the other world.

    Even if it puts his own life on the line as well.

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    Short pieces related to "The Road Home," featuring several different characters in different times.
    1. The mother who once abandoned Héctor tries to help him in the land of the dead.
    2. Hector barely avoids fading away altogether after Miguel disappears from the land of the dead.
    3. Rosa and Tia Gloria take a trip to investigate Mama Imelda's background
    4. Luisa Saavedra learns a secret about the Rivera family
    5. The Muertopedia entry about Héctor and Frida's play
    6. The Riveras' friends in the capital are inspired by them to build their own dynasty
    7. Ernesto plots to use dark magic to escape his fate
    8. When Hector finds Miguel away from home for Dia de Muertos, he has a chat with Enrique instead.
    9. Miguel had expected to fit in at the conservatory better than he did at home, but things haven't worked out quite as planned.
    10. Before his big movie break, Ernesto sees a mummy at a circus.

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    Chapters:
    10/10
    Comments:
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    Héctor García is the idol of both Miguel and Rosa Rivera, who aspire to be musicians one day. There’s only one problem: their family hates music, as a result of their great-great grandfather leaving behind his wife and daughter a long time ago.

    But on the Day of the Dead, the two cousins end up making a discovery about their great-great grandfather and their idol, proving that there is more to the tale than what they’ve been told…

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    Chapters:
    1/?
    Collections:
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    4
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    11
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    2
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    158
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    Young Coco hasn't heard the sound of music ever since her papa left when she was three. But she gets to learn the truth of what happened. Eventually she will.

    (AU where instead of Miguel being the protagonist, it's young Mama Coco, so we can get father daughter fluff and whatnot)
    Idea taken from @Jorope (cause I love their pictures from the au)

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    Chapters:
    13/?
    Comments:
    111
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    171
    Bookmarks:
    30
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    4865
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    Fake Priest AU. In the midst of the Mexican Revolution, Santa Cecilia is still a relatively safe place; all a young orphan named Miguel has to worry about is how to get novices Héctor and Imelda to switch their religious vows for wedding vows before it's too late. He's not having much success until he finds an unlikely ally in their new parish priest.

    Fine, so Padre Ernesto is a really odd priest, and the army-issued pistol he carries is more than slightly worrying. But he agrees that Héctor and Imelda would be wasted on religious life, and Miguel will take all the help he can get.
    It's either the best idea he's ever had, or the worst.

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    31,274
    Chapters:
    5/?
    Comments:
    120
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    17
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    It had started with a dream, a dream that wasn't Héctor's; it was Ernesto's. And yet, Héctor wanted so badly to see his friend's dream come true that he left his family and set out to help him achieve it. But he wouldn't have if he knew that he would never come home again.
    It must've been something he ate, or something he drank...
    He woke up dead.

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    When they go to fetch Hector's things from his shack in the forgotten ones' slum, Imelda realizes just how badly she's treated Hector over the past hundred-odd years--just look at where he was (un)living! Naturally, the only way to atone for this is to reform the way the forgotten ones are treated. After all, even if they aren't remembered in life anymore, that's no excuse for ignoring them and letting them fall apart in the afterlife. Besides, it can't be that hard to get them better housing, food, clothing, and other essentials and make sure they are better treated by the population of the afterlife at large. Right? Right?!

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    2/?
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    Miguel Rivera’s been fascinated by the story of the legendary ghost, the Musician with Poison Tears, since he was a kid. He’s always wanted to know the full story behind the weeping specter that haunts the train station with its invisible guitar. Now 18, the travels to Mexico City to try to observe the ghost from afar and get some clues about its origin. Who knows? He might even get a song out of it.

    This story is based on the art and ghost!au created by melcecilia14 on tumblr.

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    19,992
    Chapters:
    7/?
    Comments:
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    72
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    IF YOU YOURSELF CANNOT RELEASE.

    THEN IT WILL COME TO TAKE A PIECE

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    Comments:
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    Fictober prompts and stories, in combination with OC-Tober, showcasing various OCs I've gotten permission to write about from the Coco Locos Discord Servers.

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    34,433
    Chapters:
    31/31
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    14
    Kudos:
    29
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    642

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