Title: The Hearts of the Suffering Author: Arashi Lionheart Rating: M As of 24/05/16: Chapters: 21 Words: 111k Updated: 24/05/16 Published: 24/01/15 Status: WIP Summary: Ten years after the Fifth Heaven's Feel, Waver Velvet, Rin Tohsaka, and their allies seek to dismantle the Greater Grail for good. Post-Fate. Links: FFN, Beast's Lair I can't quite recall if it was said in F/SN, Zero, or in some other material, but in any case Nasu revealed that, some time after canon, Waver and Rin end up dismantling the Holy Grail. This story is how that happened, basically. Along the way, it adds in a version of a Holy Grail War I haven't seen before, where the main characters actively try to stop it from occurring. The summary lists Waver and Rin as main characters, but the main focus is mostly on Shirou and Saber. Characters from spinoffs show up, but no knowledge of those is necessary to enjoy the fic. My only real criticism with this story is that it sometimes feels a little too ambitious - all characters have their own entourage and subplots, and with the languid update pace the author writes at it gets hard to remember who's who, exactly. Still, I think this is 4/5 material, without a doubt.