Title: Kotov Syndrome
Pairing: Tooru Oikawa/Hajime Iwaizumi, Wakatoshi Ushijima/Kenjirou Shirabu, side of Issei Matsukawa/Takahiro Hanamaki, Yuutarou Kindaichi/Akira Kunimi
Rating: Mature [R]
Word Count: 50,023
Summary: Corruption is brewing in Seijou’s police force. Oikawa Tooru, the captain of Special Investigations, is put onto a case where he cannot afford to fail. But despite his best efforts, not everything goes according to plan. A standalone fic in the Buddy-cop AU series; reading the others isn’t necessary if you’d just like to read this one!
Recommendation: I’ve recommended another story in this series Crisis Converted, and it’s set in the same world without any recurring characters so I thought this one deserved it’s own recommendation. I thought that all the Aobajousai characters were spot on, especially Oikawa. I love the rivalry and slight antagonism between Aobajousai and Shiratorizawa that has to be overcome in order to solve the crime and save the day. Oikawa and Iwaizumi’s relationship is a beautiful thing, but so is the understated relationship between Ushijima and Shirabu. All in all a terrific read.