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fanfiction recommendations.

The reclist -- is always in progress.


Title by author
Char, Char/Char, genre, warnings, rating
Also/Chaptered: Links etc.


Co-dependancy is a Bitch, Chapter Four: My Precious Eyes (When It Matters Most) by our_innocence @ mausolea_fics
Hitsugaya, Hitsugaya/Matsumoto, gen, pg
There's just enough protection to keep other people out of her head, to keep their opinions from mattering and their words from hurting. He admires her for it. He knows what it's like for people to stare and make assumptions based on physical traits that one can't help. Hitsuguya races to save Matsumoto and remembers what matters most.

Human Souls On Fire by shortitude @ shinigami_wands
Orihime, Renji/Orihime, friendship, romance, dark, pg-13
Orihime escapes Aizen’s clutches two months too late. The road to recovery is hard, but there is someone there. RENJI. ORIHIME. On being someone’s glue when they need you, and on never giving up hope.

Like a Dream-Catcher by our_innocence @ mausolea_fics
Renji, Orihime, Renji/Orihime, Hitsugaya/Matsumoto, friendship, romance, pg-13
After a while, Orihime's room became the eye of the storm. Renji felt safe there. Forty points of the relationship between Renji and Orihime.

Rebirth of a Phoenix by shortitude @ shinigami_wands
Orihime, Ulquiorra/Orihime, Grimmjaw/Orihime, Gin/Orihime, Aizen/Orihime, dark, everything, r/nc-17
He will not kill her, though. He will just turn her into something … beautiful. ORIHIME. AIZEN. GIN. ARRANCAR. Lessons on the human mind: when in danger, you make the best of it. Or you die.
Chaptered: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Tempo di Valse by cccpirate
Rukia, Shirayuki, hope, pg
How Kuchiki Rukia learned how to dance.

The Twisted Tales of Two Strangers by shortitude @ shinigami_wands
Ulquiorra/Orihime, relationship, pg-13/r/nc-17
She’s the brightest light in Hueco Mundo. He’d rather be blind to her the rest of his life. ORIHIME. ULQUIORRA. A tale of love, and the unlucky bastards that try to ignore it.
Chaptered: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

Harry Potter

All's Fair by AlexisTaylor
OC: Margaret McKee, Bill Weasley, romance, au, r
Margaret McKee, noticed only for her apathy and deranged anger, somehow makes friends with Ginny Weasley.

Away from Midnight by AlexisTaylor
OC: Margaret McKee, Bill Weasley, relationship, au, pg-13
McKee returns in this tale of deception and desperation. Unsure of what she will find upon return to her family and former life, and bearing the burden of an ancient disease, she searches for some sense of well-being before she finds herself in the gutter of all human life ... again.
Note: Companion to All's Fair.

Cieux Verts by herbeautifullie @ dripped_ink
Severus/Lily, relationship, pg-13
She wondered what it would be like to have power like Superman... To save them all... Or, at the very least, to save someone.

A Corner of the Village by aiseiri_47 @ secretsofluna
Lily, Lucius/Lily, James/Lily, romance, pg-13
Lily makes peace with her secrets and past desires, and finds a way to love.

A Voice Upon The Waves by Lovely Fatima
OC: Alessandra [Zan] Bellasera, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, etc., romance, dark, r
Harry learns that his godfather, Sirius Black, was more than his father's best friend. He was his own man, with his own life, his own problems and his own love. In the summer following Sirius' death, Remus Lupin regales the Trio with a tale of his friend's fateful involvement with a rather dangerous lady.
Also: fatimas_folly

A Road of Shattered Glass by Ennalee
Nymphadora Tonks, OC: Ninette Fairbanks, Charlie Weasley, etc., gen, pg
Three years after Voldemort’s first fall, Tonks and Ninette, a metamorphmagus and a dancer, each struggle to find their own identities apart from the deceptions of mirrors. Meanwhile, in the caves underneath Hogwarts, someone may be searching for things better left lost.

Burn Away The Memories by on_broadway36 @ nightshade_fics
Cho Chang, Harry/Cho, romance, pg-13
Cho weeps for her love, and burns the memories away.
Also: Mugglenet as TheVanishingAct

Counting to Five Thousand by Rhetor
Ginevra Weasley, OC: Ned Mason, dark, angst, death, pg-13
One decision leads to an army of consequences, and a lifetime is not too long to spend amending them.

Curse of the Reapers by deanine
Harry Potter, OC: Isobel Potter, James, Lily, Sirius, Remus, etc., gen, dark, au, pg-13
A different sort of alternate universe... It is a world under the thumb of an ancient emperor. Muggle society has been oppressed beyond recognition. Wizards rule over all, their only laws defined by power. This is the story of a rebellion, a family, a traitor, and the long road that leads home at last.

Disengaged by deanine
Harry, Luna, Harry/Luna, Ginny, Ron, Hermione, Weasleys, gen, romance, pg
Love so strong it saved the world, isn't strong enough to keep two people from growing apart. Will Christmas bring peace and healing or just more pain and separation? Set after the final fall of Voldemort on Christmas Eve.
Note: Prequel to Panacea.

Enchanting by GwendolynJames
The Sorting Hat, Luna, dark/hope, pg
She stands up to those who would tear her down. She laughs when others would cry. She sings when the rest of the world screams in anguish.

Four Conversations That Could Have Saved the World (And One That Did) by isis_uf
Various: Regulus, Sirius, Peter, Narcissa, Remus, Lily, James, gen, au, pg-13
In the end, it all comes down to the moments we choose to live or don’t.
Chaptered: One, Two, Three, Four, Five

Highly Improbable by Vocalion
OC: Clancy Norgard, Severus/Clancy, gen, humor, pg
A woman visits Hogwarts expressly to meet Severus Snape. Her eccentric aunt led her to believe that he was the kindest, handsomest man to ever grace the earth. What will she do when she discovers the awful truth - let a few minor imperfections stand in the way of romance?

Journey to Perfection by Lycanthropist
OC: Isabelle Starrpynski, Remus Lupin, Remus/Isabelle, romance, pg-13/r
Remus Lupin has not always had an easy or a happy life, but now after resigning from a job he loved and enjoyed, he's forced to once again sulk on his lonely and bitter existence. Wallowing in his self-pity, Remus ventures into the Hog's Head, only to meet a erudite woman that may just help to disrupt the monotony his life has become.

Marie-Antoinette by Tinn Tamm
OC: Marie-Antoinette de Syrnac, James Potter, Lestranges, etc., dark, au, pg-13
“No matter the time or place, people should never call their child Marie-Antoinette. There is no happiness in this world for a girl called Marie-Antoinette.” 1983. In a world where Voldemort has won the First War, where hope has fled from an Earth moaning under the Dark Lord's iron hand, marriages are broken and others are arranged in order to preserve the sacred purity of blood. James Potter loses his wife; now they have to find another for him.

Moonbeams by elanne
Salazar/Rowena, romance, dark, pg-13
She never was alive before, she thinks, trapped in the fading remnants of words, half-forgotten in the morning of an already fallen world. With a single touch he teaches her of colors, and life seems fresh and new in a vibrant world that is still young – perhaps things are not fading as fast as she had thought.
Also: Mugglenet as Ennalee

One Last Tender Lie by aiseiri_47 @ secretsofluna
OC: Siobhan Murphy, Lucius/Siobhan, romance, pg-13
Siobhan revisits her past, in his prison cell.
Also: Mugglenet as GringottsVault711
Note: Companion to Sins of the Father.

Panacea by deanine
Luna, Harry/Luna, romance, pg
A post-Hogwarts oneshot with Harry and Luna in an established relationship. It's a little fluffy and a little funny. This is a guilty pleasure, that will leave you with a sweet taste in your mouth.
Note: Sequel to Disengaged.

Reach the Open Space by Tinn Tamm
Harry, Voldemort, etc., gen, dark, pg-13
After defeating Voldemort, Harry Potter was about to become the most adulated wizard in the History of Wizardkind. But he ruined it all. And he's damn proud of it.

Secrets by aiseiri_47 @ secretsofluna
Ron/Luna, hope, death, pg
He's lost all that he lived for, and nothing seems worth it anymore. But in his time of need, she comes to him, disguised as an angel, and tells him the secrets of life and love.
Also: MuggleNet as GringottsVault711

Seven Photographs by casirafics
Various: Pretty Much Everybody, gen, canon, pg
Note: Seven photographs after the war -- clever, heartbreaking, funny and healing.

Sins of the Father by TheVault
OC: Siobhan Murphy, Lucius/Siobhan, romance, dark, au, r
There was something about him that made him irresistible to her. Siobhan Murphy will go to any lengths to ascertain her deepest desires - but when the object of those desires is a married man twice her age with secrets darker than she can imagine, she will find herself caught in a scandalous liaison that she can't walk away from.

Tarnished by aiseiri_47 @ secretsofluna
Lily, Narcissa, Lily/Narcissa, romance, slash, r
Their lust was never meant to be more than a threat to polished reputations and a defiance of the rules. But as they are slowly drawn apart by the paths of their rightful destinies, it becomes clear that there was something more.
Also: Mugglenet as TheVault

The Enforcer by placebetween
Lily, James/Lily, romance, fluff, pg
Lily becomes sick at a Quidditch match, and James comes to see her (but only after he's done playing, of course).

To Sever the Lining from a Cloud by Textualsphinx
Severus, Lily, James/Lily, dark, angst, pg
Note: Severus watches Lily, but she never knows, even as he works in shadow for her, only her.

Until the Dawn by HermioneDancr/astaraelweeper
Minerva McGonagall, gen, death, pg
For the first time in her life, Minerva McGonagall had Seen. Buoyant after her first ever success in a Divination lesson, Minerva receives an unexpected owl. On an icy November night, Minerva finds herself betrayed by the promise of omens but discovers the certainty of the stars. One-shot.

Vacillation and Volition by Fantasium
OC: Lucas Malory, Lucius Malfoy, gen, au, pg-13
When you refuse to make choices, life has a tendency to make them for you. Being the illegitimate son of a particularly noticeable wizard, Lucas Malory has spent all of his life practicing the art of inconspicuousness. But when the brutal waves of war break upon the world, every man must make a stand for what he believes in. Lucas, determined to keep his distance and only mind his own business, suddenly finds his options banging impatiently on the door. When indifference is no longer an option, how will he decide where his loyalties lie?
Note: Might be somewhat slightly possibly related to Sins of the Father.

When Saints Die, The World Stops Spinning by forsakenphoenix
Lily, Peter, Sirius, Remus, James, dark, death, pg-13
Hope, loyalty, love, despair, and tragedy. Through it all, Lily discovers the truth about the Marauders, the affable troublemakers who hide behind smokescreens but still glitter in shattered light. They aren't the glorious, graceful men they are often perceived as, but stumbling, awkward boys who are still trying to find their way out of darkness.

When The Church Bells Ring by on_broadway36 @ nightshade_fics
Cho Chang, Lucius Malfoy, dark, violence, pg-13
When the church bells ring, rejoice, rejoice, for there will be no more war. When the church bells ring, shout in celebration, for the Devil's bloodlust is on Earth no more.
Also: Mugglenet as TheVanishingAct

your generation in bathroom stalls by fated_addiction
Severus, Severus/Lily, friendship, romance, pg
“We’re all terrible cynics,” she says quietly. They had summers at sixteen.


keep the air burning by fated_addiction
Claire, Peter/Claire, relationship, pg-13
“We’re done talkin’ about it,” she tells Daddy, on a Sunday no less, over apples and Mom’s brownies, “Really. We’re done.”

Twenty Things Learned On Road Trips by apocalypsos
Various: Everyone, gen, pg
Note: The title says it all.


Paint Against Skin by shortitude @ shinigami_wands
Sai/Sakura, romance, hard r
It’s not about the thrill of getting caught what moves them, but the creativity. SAKURA. SAI. 20 truths the world never knew about Sakura and Sai. And some that were speculated.

Hazardous Missions 101 by shortitude @ shinigami_wands
Sakura, Team Sakura, etc., gen, pg-13
"I’m going to hell." "Now, Sakura, becoming a teacher won’t get you in hell." SAKURA. CHILDREN. On teaching, slices of life, children, learning, bitch-fights, useless missions, more children, clones, campfires, girl troubles, even more children, and lots of ninjas.
Chaptered: Prologue, One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine

Sainen by shortitude @ shinigami_wands
Sakura, Pein, Yamato, dark, angst, r
The world as she remembered was not like this. Trapped in a decayed village, Sakura remembers the Konoha from before, and struggles to survive. On the road with her is one former lab-experiment, and one former mass-murderer. SAKURA. PEIN. YAMATO. This is not a love story.

Usually by shortitude @ shinigami_wands
Kakashi/Sakura, friendship, romance, pg-13
Usually, it’s the other way around. SAKURA. KAKASHI. It’s just a dance of who waits longer, and who acts first.


A Fragment of Light by jacyevans and cinnamon_kisses @ twilight_t00bs
Edward/Bella, angst, au, pg-13
New Moon AU - Bella's inner Edward has convinced her not to be reckless, and she is about to give up entirely - when she finds something that changes everything.
Chaptered: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

I See You and I Never Should by anythingbutgrey
Edward/Bree, relationship, pg
Bree demands past tense, she was, a foreign language. The language of Bree.

Unintended by boundary
Edward/Bella, action/adventure, angst, romance, pg-13
Set six months after Eclipse. Edward and Bella are married, and Bella is a new born vampire. Bella is struggling with her own demons and Edward's trying his best to tend to her. Bella has to come to terms with her new thirst and the possibility of her vampire power.
Chaptered: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five


The Made-Up Things by Mirkat/fire_and_a_rose
Harry Potter and Narnia
Petunia, Lily, a certain lion, gen, pg
Once upon a time, there were four children, whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. And then all that was left was Susan, who had two daughters. One was named Petunia, and one was named Lily.

Authors that I would rec in a heartbeat

adair7, cinnamon_kisses, jacyevans and kaiwynn @ twilight_t00bs -- Twilight
aiseiri_47 @ secretsofluna / GringottsVault711 and TheVault @ Mugglenet -- Harry Potter
astaraelweeper / HermioneDancr @ Mugglenet -- Harry Potter
deanine / deanine @ Mugglenet -- Harry Potter
elanne @ masterlist / Ennalee @ Mugglenet -- Firefly, Harry Potter
fated_addiction -- Every fandom possible, I swear
forsakenphoenix @ Mugglenet -- Harry Potter
lexbagpipes @ flicksfics / AlexisTaylor @ Mugglenet -- Harry Potter
our_innocence @ mausolea_fics / Seren @ Mugglenet-- Bleach, Harry Potter, Ouran
shortitude @ shinigami_wands / Cella N @ -- Bleach, Harry Potter, Naruto, D.Gray-Man
Tinn Tamm @ Mugglenet -- Harry Potter
Tags: - recommendations

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