A Little Earlier is written by Stephen Ratliff and began online publication on April 13th, 1999.[1] It was completed in ????.


Ranma and Akane meet up "a little earlier" than they do in the actual TV show, which causes all sorts of problems. And pudding is involved too.[2]

What might have happened if Ranma met - and fell in love with - Akane before the training trip to China?[3]

Ranma and Akane meet a little earlier, and nothing will be the same. Without the built up defenses, and hardened emotional paths, perhaps they'll get together earlier.[4]


PLOT NEEDED - This article is missing a plot summary of the events of this story.

Part 1: Akane Meet RanmaEdit

Part 2: Add Ryoga and a ChallengeEdit

Part 3: GymnasticsEdit

Part 4: NabikiEdit

Part 5: End of the First challenge, the Reading of a BookEdit

Part 6: Fathers and MotherEdit

Part 7: Mother and her SwordEdit

Part 8: ChangesEdit

Part 9: First Day Living at the TendosEdit

Part 10: Sunday MorningEdit

Part 11: Making LemonadeEdit

Part 12: Opening MovesEdit

Part 13: The Cat's MeowEdit

Part 14: Setting a DateEdit

Part 15: MarriageEdit

Part 16: DepartureEdit


FFML Posting HistoryEdit

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  1. Post at FFML - Retrieved 28-02-2016
  2. Description from The Stephen Ratliff Misting Archive - Retrieved 28-02-2016
  3. Description from Internet Archive record of The Lair of Drakensis of Drowgehirnaziz - Retrieved 28-02-2016
  4. Description from - Retrieved 28-02-2016