So, this is a list of fanfiction I have read over the years that I like enough to favorite and recommend to others.
K-Pop fanfic recs are on a separate list (see link on the side).
I’m a bit of a romantic … okay, a major romantic. I adore pairings and romance fanfics. The vast majority of my list will consist of such. I have a soft spot for those angsty ones too. I love reading those tug-on-your-heartstrings, bawl-your-eyes-out stories that just make you want to hug someone/something. It’s strange, I know. :P
Moving on to ratings. As you will see, most of the ratings here are from G/K to PG-13/T. I usually do not read NC-17, M, or R rated fics simply because the vast majority of them involve sexual content and such content makes me uncomfortable. I have read a few, to be honest.
To make finding categories easier, click CTRL+F and search the category. :)
Categories include: Cartoons, Other, the Ace Attorney series, the Tales Of… series, The World Ends with You, How To Train Your Dragon, Fairy Tail, Naruto, and Pokemon.
Favorites will be denoted with a ♥ at the end of the summary.
Phosphenes – Ruby, Sapphire, Dex Holders / General, Friendship / PG / one-shot
Ruby, sometimes you need to be a man. This is not one of those times. ♥
Her Chuujitsu - Hamtaro x Bijou / Romance, Drama / K / chaptered (11 chapters)
It takes courage and loyalty to come back to something that nearly destroyed you, but that’s exactly what she did.
I’ll Be - Numbuh Four (Wally) x Numbuh Three (Kuki) / Romance, Drama / T / one-shot
I’ll be here for ya, foreva, he gave her a small smile, one that meant everything. Kuki and Wally’s life together, together and apart, in happiness and heartbreak, and til death will they part… Because he promised her. ♥
Paper Heart - Boomer x Bubbles / Romance, Fluff / K / one-shot
Because love, when you’re five, can be sweeter than sugar.
Silent Enemy - RRB x PPG / Romance, Adventure / T / chaptered (20 chapters)
Complete quiet, unknown and powerful. That’s what the new enemy for the Powerpuff Girls and the Rowdyruff Boys is like, but the question is…when will she attack? As the Powerpuff Girls and the Rowdyruff Boys live their lives, the enemy waits for the perfect chance to come along… ♥
Stupid - Phineas, Ferb / Family / K / one-shot
Phineas and Ferb’s thoughts go astray one night. Pure brotherly fluff.
And the Whole World Tilted - Carly-centric / Family, Angst / G / one-shot
Carly Shay is six years, five months, and eleven days old when her mother runs away from home.
Best Man for the Job - Lewis x Franny, Wilbur / Romance, Family, Friendship / K / one-shot
Franny and Cornelius are getting married, and Cornelius’s best man also happens to be his best friend… who also doesn’t happen to exist yet. This is how Wilbur saw their life begin. ♥
Dumbledore’s Army and the Year of Darkness - Neville-centric / Drama, Adventure / M / chaptered (27)
A novel following Neville and the D.A. through the 7th year at Hogwarts under the reign of Snape and the Carrows. ♥
Flowers for Her - Buzz Lightyear x Jessie / Fluff, Friendship / K / one-shot
Jessie mentions wanting some flowers of her own, and Buzz sets out to provide her with some.
Hope Springs Eternal - Hades x Persephone / Romance, Drama, Disney!verse / M / chaptered (19 chapters)
Full-sequel (18 chapters + epilogue) to Disney’s Hercules, in which Hades’s kingdom is in danger, an immortal witch wants control of the Underworld, the Fates predict a miracle, and Hades falls flaming-head-over-smoking-heels in love. The usual stuff of myth. Sorry. ♥
Illusions of Forever - Arthur x Ariadne / Romance, Drama, Angst / R / one-shot
“Because,” she says, a bright smile flickering across her face as she turns to him, taking his hand in hers comfortingly. “Because we’ve got nothing to lose.”
Marriage of Convenience - Lucius x Narcissa / Romance, Drama / T / one-shot
What is love worth in a world where marriage may be best undertaken for safety? ♥
Omnia Vincit Amor - Percy x Annabeth / Romance, Friendship / T / one-shot
“Love was not something that she equated with happiness.” A short story concerning the growth of love in a heart of logic, and what happened to get it there.
Picture This - Gaston x Belle / Romance, Humor, Drama / T / chaptered (31 chapters)
AU. Is it possible to write a GastonxBelle pairing that’s believable and in character? Or have I lost my mind? ♥
Quorra: A Year in Seconds - Quorra-centric, Sam x Quorra / Drama, Romance / T / one-shot
Spoilers for Tron: Legacy. Quorra experiences a year in seconds.
Quorra: What is the Sun? - Kevin Flynn, Quorra / General, Angst / T / one-shot
Pre-Tron Legacy, Quorra and Flynn have a conversation about the sun, the moon, and where Users come from. A small piece of Quorra’s education.
Reminscence - Calvin-centric / Drama, Angst, Friendship / K / one-shot
Calvin is all grown up… how has the passage of time affected him and those around him? [Calvin & Hobbes]
Rinzler/Tron: Duality - Tron-centric / Drama / T / one-shot
Spoilers for Tron Legacy. Rinzler lists his primary objectives.
The Load We Bear - Ulquiorra x Orihime / Romance, Angst / K+ / one-shot
When you try to carry too much, everything ends up falling apart.
The Nature of Heroes - Pansy Parkinson-centric / Angst / G / one-shot
Five facts about Pansy Parkinson.
The Suit Corollary - Arthur x Ariadne / Humor, Fluff / K+ / one-shot
“Ariadne, love, we can’t perform inception on the cat.”
Through Endless Sands - Ulquiorra x Orihime / Angst, Tragedy, Romance / T / one-shot
Orihime talks to the dead.
Worth a Shot - Arthur x Ariadne / Romance, Drama / T / one-shot
“Yup.” “No strings attached?” “Nope.” “Huh,” she thought out loud and was about to start walking again when Arthur spoke, “Actually, there is one thing.” Ariadne watched with anticipation as he turned around and walked up to her.
Game: Ace Attorney Series
Careers Advice - Apollo, Phoenix / General, Humor / K+ / one-shot
In which thirteen year old Apollo Justice visits a careers advisor.
Just One Question - Phoenix, Trucy / Family, Humor / T / one-shot
In which Trucy asks a question that no Daddy wants to answer.
Picking Up and Moving On - Klavier, Trucy / General, Angst / K+ / one-shot
Klavier Gavin has to visit his brother one last time. He didn’t plan on the company of a magician with a score to settle. ♥
Polly’s Bedtime Story - Apollo / General, Humor / K / one-shot
Maya and Pearl are visiting Phoenix, and ask Apollo to tell them a bedtime story. With Trucy backing them up, it’s up to Apollo to think of something.
The Internet- Phoenix, Apollo, Trucy / Humor, Family / T / one-shot
Why Trucy has been banned from using the internet for ten years.
Trucy’s Daddy - Phoenix, Trucy / Family / K / one-shot
Trucy’s biological father, Zak Gramarye, has disappeared, and it’s up to Phoenix Wright, ex-attorney, to take care of her from now on. But how will Trucy react? Will she accept her new daddy, or push him away?
Game: Tales Of…Series
10 Things - Kratos x Anna / Romance / T / one-shot
Ten things about Kratos Aurion and Anna Irving.
First Aid - Asch x Natalia / Romance, Fluff, Humor / K+ / one-shot
Sometimes a little healing can go a long way. ♥
The Tropical Butterfly Effect - Asch x Natalia / Romance, Fluff, Humor / T / one-shot
It was the domino effect mirrored perfectly with people, the Colonel would later say with a smirk.
Two Sides of a Mirror - Luke, Asch / Romance, Humor, Angst / K+ / one-shot
Luke and Asch have a little talk on…women.
Game: The World Ends With You
A Matter of Coffee - Hanekoma-centric, Joshua, Neku, the Prince / Humor / PG-13 / one-shot
A new shop moves onto Cat Street. Coffee is serious business.
A Shadow Steak Ramen of Love ♥ - Makoto Miki (SR) , HT Masuoka (Ie Grand) / Humor / PG / one-shot
Miki Makoto is accosted by HT who seems to think that Makoto’s stolen all of Neku’s affections. Makoto is distraught because he thinks so too.
A Simple Spellcheck- light!Joshua x Rhyme / Humor, Friendship / T / one-shot
A tale of a too-smart-for-his-own-good student and his annoying habit of being right all the time, even with teachers. ♥
At Your Service- Kariya x Uzuki / Romance, Fluff / PG / one-shot
Uzuki wants to play a game, and Kariya suggests upping the prize from the usual bowl of ramen.
Becoming Eri- Shiki-centric, hinted!Neku x Shiki / General / PG / one-shot
At first, being Eri was a blessing. But eventually Shiki releases how precious her price in the Game was.
Blackmail- Joshua, Beat, others / Humor / PG / one-shot
“It was an accident at first, honestly. Beat hadn’t heard from Neku earlier that day about his interesting little discovery about a certain Composer being ticklish in more than a few places, and Beat certainly wasn’t going to take advantage of this.”
Crack Does Extra Damage in this District - Neku, Shiki / General / G / drabble
I can’t be the only person to have wondered about this, right? Someone else has already written a long rant which someone in the audience can link for me, right? Right? Also, I may be a bit bitter that J of the M was never in style when I wanted it to be. Freakin’ Shibuya trends. (mumble grumble.)
Deceptive Cadence- Neku’s monther-centric / Tragedy / PG / one-shot
Despite her son’s death, Ms. Sakuraba couldn’t ignore this feeling, like a voice that assured her that Neku was going to be okay.
Dreams- Rhyme-centric / General / G / one-shot
A drabble from Rhyme’s point of view before and during the game.
Endangered Perfection - Joshua, Rhyme / Hurt/Comfort, Angst / T / one-shot
Rhyme hurts herself while riding Beat’s bike, when Joshua unexpectedly appears, in all mysteriousness, beckoning her to WildKat, with ominous force and intentions. But the truth behind his kindness shocks, and thoroughly scares Rhyme.
Four Leaf Clover - Joshua x Rhyme / Romance, Hurt/Comfort / K+ / one-shot
“Rhyme’s eyes widened in terror as the car hurtled around the bend in the road. She felt someone grip her arm. ‘Don’t move.’”
Friendly Reminder- Neku x Shiki / Romance / K / one-shot
After the events of the Reapers’ Game, Shiki realizes that maybe she hasn’t changed quite as much as she thought. ♥
First Blood- Konishi-centric / General / PG-13 / one-shot
Konishi is a woman who works hard to get what she wants, and is ready to do what she needs to do to climb up that ladder. ♥
In the Heat of the Moment- Sota x Nao / General, Tragedy / PG-13 / one-shot
They were partners. In life, and even in death.
Mornings After- Kariya, Uzuki / General / G / one-shot
She thought it’d be harder to get him out of bed.
Music Lover - Neku x Shiki / Romance, Friendship / K / one-shot
He never has much to say, so she settles for watching him.
Neku Hates Shopping - Neku-centric, Shiki, Joshua, Beat / Humor, Crack / PG / one-shot
“Where Shiki actually wants to go is Marunan. Neku lets himself be dragged inside for all of a minute before he turns around and marches back out.”
No Dying until the End - Joshua-centric / General? / PG-13 / one-shot
A speculation of Joshua’s life told in three interweaving timelines. ♥
Of Stars- Joshua x Rhyme / Romance, Fluff / PG-13 / one-shot
Rhyme and Joshua talk about stars.
Phantom - Joshua, Rhyme / Friendship / K+ / one-shot
Drabble set experimenting with interaction between Joshua and Rhyme, through methods as unconventional as they are.
Polyphonic- Various characters / General, Drama / PG-13 / one-shot
50 sentences of TWEWY, during and after the Reaper’s Game. ♥
Reach - Shiki-centric / General, Angst / PG-13 / one-shot
When Shiki was five, she knew she was special.
Scales and Arpeggios - Joshua-centric / Family, Angst / T / one-shot
When we move on to greater adventures, what becomes of those we are leaving behind us? ♥
Shibuya Heartbreak- Neku x Shiki, Joshua x Eri, Joshua x Neku / Angst / T / one-shot
“‘Joshua- he’s- he’s not good for you, Eri,’ Shiki pleads. But that isn’t anything she doesn’t already know and hasn’t stopped her at all.” ♥
Silence- Kariya-centric / General, Angst? / T / one-shot
He doesn’t talk about the day he died.
Sort of, Maybe- Neku x Shiki / Romance / PG / one-shot
In which Neku tells Shiki how he feels about her. Kind of. Eventually. ♥
Strawberries and Cream - Joshua x Rhyme / Fluff / PG-13 / one-shot
“Upon closer inspection, Rhyme had to choke back a laugh: Joshua was staring down at the cutting board, his face unmoving in utmost concentration, the pink tip of his tongue barely peeking out of the side of his mouth.”
The Next Big Thing- Shiki, Eri / General, Humor / G / drabble
The trends, post-game. ♥
The Visit - Joshua, Rhyme / Friendship / T / one-shot
Joshua could distinctly remember every player who found him or herself landed in Shibuya’s Underground after an unexpected meeting with death. He likes to visit these former Players, especially when they least expect it. This is one such visit. ♥
Trials of Changing- Joshua x Rhyme / Humor / K+ / one-shot
Ever since the Game, changing clothes had become a bit disconcerting for the young Bitou…
untitled - Rhyme, Joshua / General / PG / one-shot
“Rhyme sits cross-legged and puts her chin in her hands. Her shirt sticks to her back with sweat, and she feels thirsty. The flowers look… weird.”
untitled - Shiki, Neku, Narrator / General, Humor / PG / one-shot
A certain someone doesn’t like that Neku is getting close to Shiki. ♥
untitled- Sho x Rhyme / Romance, AU / PG-13 / one-shot
“…At four every weekday afternoon he would find his darling Little Digit slaving away at her algebra homework in the usual booth located dead center at Sunshine’s fine fast food eatery.” ♥
Welcome to Sunshine!- Shigemi Konno (Sunshine Shibukyu Girl) / Romance / G / one-shot
Shigemi Konno deliberates as the nameless guy in headphones makes his order.
Whatever Makes You Happy - Kariya x Uzuki / Romance, Fluff / G / one-shot
Kariya’s perspective of the dynamics of their partnership.
*Note: Scroll down to the middle
Wonderful Day - Neku and Shiki-centric / General / PG / one-shot
Shiki Misaki tripped on her way down the aisle.
Movie: How to Train Your Dragon
A Downed Dragon is a Dead One - HTTYD cast, OCs / Adventure, Drama / PG-13 / chaptered (25 chapters)
Hiccup and Toothless are invincible in the air. But if they lost their prosthetics, how strong would they be?
Ambrosia - Hiccup x Astid / Fluff, Humor / PG / one-shot
Hiccup introduces Astrid to something he discovers she likes a little too much. ♥
Artistic License - Hiccup x Astrid / Romance, Fluff / G / one-shot
Astrid’s around, Hiccup wants to draw. ♥
Being a Human Zippleback - Tuff/Ruffnut-centric / Family, Angst / K / chaptered (2 chapters)
To the village, they’ve always been Ruffnut-and-Tuffnut. Two minds, one entity. Doesn’t mean they’re happy about it. ♥
Different - Berk, Hiccup / General, Hetalia crossover / PG / one-shot
Hiccup has always been Berk’s favourite.
Firmness of Mind - Hiccup x Astrid / Fluff, Humor / PG / one-shot
Astrid is 100% sure she is never going to get married, because it is a stupid idea. Leave it to that damn Hiccup to prove her wrong… again and again and again.
Five Rules - HTTYD cast / Adventure, Drama, Friendship / PG-13 / one-shot
The five basic rules of dragon training end up coming back to haunt the gang sooner or later. ♥
Forgive - Hiccup, Toothless / Friendship, Angst / K / one-shot
A thoughtless comment made by Snotlout makes Hiccup doubt the friendship he has with Toothless.
How to Survive Winter - Astrid-centric / Family, Angst / PG / one-shot
Astrid shoulders her grief over her father’s passing in her own way. ♥
HTTYD 100-Word Ficlets- HTTYD cast / General, slight!Romance / PG-13 / series
[Prompts 1-10] [Prompts 11-20] [Prompts 21-30] [Prompts 31-40] [Prompts 41-50] [Prompts 51-60] [Prompts 61-70]
Idle Speculation - Astrid, Ruffnut / Friendship, Humor / PG-13 / one-shot
A short scene wherein Ruffnut is a perv and Astrid sticks her foot in her mouth.
Jul - Hiccup x Astrid / Romance, Fluff, Humor / PG / one-shot
Much to his bewilderment, terror, and initial chagrin, Hiccup finds himself trapped under the mistletoe with Astrid Hofferson on the twelfth night of Jul. He offers to just forget it happened, but she doesn’t seem to want to.
Kvisa - Hiccup x Astrid / Romance, Hurt/Comfort / PG / one-shot
A look at what transpired on the voyage back to Berk after the battle with the dragon queen. ♥
Of Lyres and Lyrics - Hiccup x Astrid / Romance, Humor / PG / one-shot
Gobber gives Hiccup some advice on how to articulate his feelings for Astrid. Hopefully Hiccup’s a fair poet.
Parents - HTTYD cast and their parents / Family, Humor / T / one-shot
Families are complicated.
Sewing Lessons - Stoick, Hiccup / Family, Humor / G / one-shot
Hiccup learns to sew when he is only eight years old
Stranger, Confusion, Reparation - Haddock Family-centric / Angst, Family / PG / chaptered (3 chapters)
Valhallarama returns to Berk after fifteen years of having been thought dead. ♥
*Note: This is a three-part arc with no official name.
The Second Worst Viking - Fishlegs-centric / Angst, Friendship / K / one-shot
Fishlegs was always secretly relieved that Hiccup was considered the worst Viking. ♥
What Happened Then - Toothless-centric / Family, Friendship, Angst / G / one-shot
Series: Fairy Tail
50_sentence challenge - Delta set - Mystogan (EdoGerard) x EdoErza / Romance / T / one-shot
A possibility explored in 50 sentences.
Don’t Tell Anyone - Gazille x Levi / Romance, Friendship, Humor / T / one-shot
Gazille is recovering and Levi takes it upon herself to visit him in the hospital. And what blossoms from a simple impulse by this little bookworm? A whole lot more than she expected. ♥
Keeper - Natsu, Lisanna, Happy, hinted!Natsu x Lisanna / Family / K / one-shot
Even Natsu has his doubts about fatherhood. Fortunately for him, she was always there to remind him of his reasons.
Mind of a Salamander- Natsu-centric / General, Family, Friendship / PG / one-shot
Natsu is simple (and selfish?) when it comes to his friends.
My Alphabet Soup Is Talking To Me - Gazille x Levi / Romance, Humor / K+ / one-shot
Gazille meets horrible pick-lines. ♥
Odds and Ends - Various pairings / Romance / K to T / series (of oneshots) ♥
Hair - Fried x Mirajane
Stare - Gazille x Levi
An Acquired Taste - Macau x Cana
Celestial - Natsu x Lucy
Mirrored - Gray x Juvia
The Lion and the Lamb - Leo (Loki) x Aries
Royalty - Mystogan (EdoGerard) x EdoErza
*The author actually wrote a series of sequels centered on this one-shot. While not on this list, they were a pleasant read that I’m sure you would enjoy too.
The Place We Met - Luxus x Evergreen
Broken Promise - Gerard x Erza
Green Eyes - Lyon x Sherry
Sharpshooters of Magnolia - Arzack x Visca
Fish Makes It Better - Happy x Charlie
Pretty Beautiful - Natsu x Lucy / Romance, Humor / T / one-shot
When Lucy is given another chance to do a cover for Sorcerer magazine, she is ecstatic to discover all the male attention it has garnered. Natsu, on the other hand…isn’t quite as pleased. ♥
The Best Ship Is… Partnership? - Gazille x Levi / Romance, Fluff / T / one-shot
Gajeel and Levy learn to work together as partners.
Thirty Seconds til Sunrise - Natsu x Lisanna / Romance, Fluff / K+ / one-shot
The first time a boy snuck into her room he came in through her window.
Check Please! - Sasuke x Sakura / Romance, Crack, AU / T / one-shot
Oh how blind dates can end so wrongly right. ♥
Fate VS Destiny - Neji x Tenten / Romance, Tragedy / T / one-shot
“Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” ♥
The Doll - broken!Naruto x Hinata / Romance, Drama, Angst / T / one-shot
She wishes that he still loves her. ♥
They - Sasuke x Sakura / Romance, Angst / T / one-shot
They say time heals everything. They say love conquers all, but hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. And I am a woman scorned. Don’t say my name. Please. Please. ♥
Watching - Tenten-centric, side pairings / Romance / T / one-shot
“I am always watching. Which is why I am THE Hyūga Neji’s training partner. I watch things they don’t want me too. I watch things hurt them but they pretend they don’t. But now, I want to be watched. Watch me please.” ♥
When You’re Gone - Shikamaru x Ino / Romance, Angst / T / one-shot
Why would I love her? She’s so troublesome, so annoying. But I do. I just realized that but she doesn’t love me. And now she’s missing. She can’t be. Not now. I love you.
Note: For the pairing/character part, I will use English names throughout. For the stories where the author uses their Japanese names, I will put a “(J)” after the pairing/character.
Aladdin Pokemon Style! - Drew x May, side pairings / Romance, Adventure / T / chaptered (13 chapters)
May, Drew and the gang get hit up to preform a play Aladdin, but they aren’t really into it. So Marshall, the famous director with awesome shows, does something about it!
I’ve Never - Pokemon Dex Holders / Humor, Crack / PG-13 / one-shot
Together, they were capable of pulling off strange and stupid things—but this, thought Green, was probably the worst. (A simple game pans out disastrously. And with way too much information of the Dex Holder’s sex lives.)
Maid Cafe - Paul x Dawn (J) / Romance / T / one-shot
Tired and hungry, Shinji heads inside a maid café to relax, only to be served by ‘that girl’. ♥
Scarring - Paul x Dawn (J) / Romance, Humor / K+ / one-shot (in series)
Sequel to Defense Mechanism. Hikari (Dawn) wants Shinji (Paul) to be more like Satoshi (Ash). Shinji (Paul) fulfills her request. Chaos ensues. ♥
Waiting to Exhale - Drew x May / Romance, Angst / T / one-shot
“So for now, she would simply close her eyes and exhale, and pretend that he had been searching for her this entire time. But perhaps…” ♥
White Valentine - Paul x Dawn (J) / Romance, Fluff / T / chaptered (2 chapters)
Dawn gives a honmei choco to Paul. ♥