The Five Stages of Grief by Emachinescat

A Big Hero 6 Fan-Fiction

Summary: When Hiro lost Tadashi, he lost everything. And as he tries to find some semblance of normal again, his grief is profound. A series of five drabbles, each one dealing with one of the five stages of grief as experienced by little brother Hiro Hamada.

Disclaimer: I don't own Big Hero 6, but I do love it. Very, very much.

A/N: I don't know why I'm doing this to myself. It's ridiculously depressing to write but somehow very cathartic. There will be five chapters, five drabbles, in this story, each one focusing on a different stage of grieving, and when this one is completed, I'm going to post a companion to it, The Five Stages of Healing. Be he warned, here there be angst… So have tissues handy! Please review, and enjoy, and I'll post the next installment very soon!

The Five Stages of Grief

One: Denial

The first few days after the explosion, Hiro put all of his time and energy into trying to convince himself that it was all a bad dream. The funny thing was, he couldn't sleep, but he wanted more than anything to wake up.

"Hiro, you have to talk to me," Aunt Cass would plead.

"There's nothing to talk about," was his autopilot response.

And there wasn't. Soon he would wake from this nightmare.

Except he didn't, no matter how many times he pinched himself. Until finally, he slept from pure exhaustion, and when he woke up, Tadashi was still gone.

A/N: what did you think? I'll update very soon, and the next stage will be anger. Please review!

~Emachinescat ^..^