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24th Dec '13 7:40:29 AM LongLiveHumour
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19th Oct '13 2:07:32 PM Pszczola
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These are recommendations made by Tropers for ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found [[Main/FanficRecommendations here]].

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And let's face it, ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' itself is a fanfic for RealLife.

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11th Apr '12 10:55:38 PM Pszczola
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29th Dec '11 1:45:01 PM nombretomado
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When the [[AxisPowersHetalia canon]]'s got a [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters huge]] (and [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys mostly male]]) cast of [[AnthropomorphicPersonification anthropomorphized]] countries, the fans inevitably will write lots of fanfics reimagining real-life historical events and international relations with these characters.

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When the [[AxisPowersHetalia [[Manga/AxisPowersHetalia canon]]'s got a [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters huge]] (and [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys mostly male]]) cast of [[AnthropomorphicPersonification anthropomorphized]] countries, the fans inevitably will write lots of fanfics reimagining real-life historical events and international relations with these characters.



These are recommendations made by Tropers for ''AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found [[Main/FanficRecommendations here]].

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These are recommendations made by Tropers for ''AxisPowersHetalia'' ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found [[Main/FanficRecommendations here]].



And let's face it, ''AxisPowersHetalia'' itself is a fanfic for RealLife.

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And let's face it, ''AxisPowersHetalia'' ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' itself is a fanfic for RealLife.
5th Nov '11 1:55:16 PM Solandra
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[[folder: Dark Fic ]]
''Let's face it, with a premise like [[AnthropomorphicPersonification that]], there's bound to be some dark fics running around. To avoid cluttering the folder that does say "friendly relationships", they're all being put here.''

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/all_he_ever/profile All He Ever Wanted]]'' by lindensphinx, mithrigil, and puella_nerdii (with pinstripesuit as Minister of Propaganda) all of Livejournal (warning for BL and DarkFic)
* Recommended by {{Marionetta}} (yet again, sorry)
* ''Synopsis'': An AlternateHistory fic in which England never broke off his alliance with Japan, and America became communist.
* ''Comments'': Just reading the alternate timeline in the first post can be frightening and chilling. It starts in 1923, the year in which the Anglo-Japanese Alliance would have been terminated, and ends in 1960, when America, allied with Russia against the rest of the world, finishes making the first atomic bomb. It's still in progress, and not being written in chronological order(the beginning and ending have been put in the same post). It looks like there will be some serious TearJerker. It also works as a reminder how all of this could have really happened.
** This Troper found ''[[http://community.livejournal.com/all_he_ever/1729.html The Seventh Door]],'' by mithrigil ([[CompleteMonster Prussia]], [[BrokenBird Hungary]], [[JamesBondage Austria]]--[[ScarpiaUltimatum warning]] [[IHaveYourWife for]] [[RapeAsDrama rape]]), especially distressing. The line "''Ungarn, Ungarn,'' do you hate me?" has freaked me out since I first read it. AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHY.
** {{Solandra}}: This fic is really a LoveItOrHateIt one: either you think that it's a brilliantly clever, imaginative, and edgy ForWantOfANail fic, or you think that it goes ''way'' too far in its DarkerAndEdgier {{Alternative Character Interpretation}}s and eschews potentially complex characterization for pure shock value [[WriterOnBoard to make historical points]]. So YourMileageMayVary, of course. I personally love the prose and alternative historical timeline, but the reinterpretations of England, Japan, and Prussia reminding me too much of a [[RonTheDeathEater certain trope]] kept me from becoming fully immersed in it.
** (anon, sorry): Echoing Solandra's opinion, particularly about the issues with characterization. DarkerAndEdgier AlternativeCharacterInterpretation is in full effect, to the point where many characters are not even remotely similar to their canon counterparts (and in some characters' case, especially Prussia's, it does smell like [[that certain trope RonTheDeathEater]] and WriterOnBoard). YMMV on whether the story is better for it or not, but if you go into this fic be prepared that it's more like an original story with original characters inspired by the premise of ''Hetalia'' than a ''Hetalia'' fanfic.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5073300/1/Seven_Little_Killers/ Seven Little Killers]]'' by Lucky-Angel135, a joint account between luckystars135 and Fallen Angel Wings (Slash, ''Explicit'' Violence, Character Death; in other words a pretty DarkFic)
* Recommended by CheshireGrinne
* ''Synopsis'': Nations are being murdered, and a group of mysterious masked killers is behind it. Their goal seems to be to plunge the world into chaos, but is it really? Who are these masked killers, and why are they really killing off nations?
* ''Comments'': A common premise usually carried out in an awful manner, the authors manage to change all that and provide a truly heart-wrenching and mind-grabbing work. This fic is full of psychological depth not often found in fanfiction. Sure to keep you guessing who the masked killers really are. And, if you’re anything like [[CheshireGrinne this Troper]], you will be so sucked into the plot that new chapters will fill you with dread at the thought of what could possibly happen, and who could possibly get hurt, next. And yet you won’t be able to stop reading.
* It’s unfortunate that recently, the writers announced the story’s being dropped. They’ve revealed one killer [[spoiler:Blue is actually both America and Canada]], but otherwise not much else has been revealed. This Troper read that and almost cried, ''especially'' since it ended on a freaking cliff-hanger involving [[spoiler:Russia waking up from his ''six month long'' coma and trying to talk with China, who's still stuck in a hallucination while being mentally tortured by [[BackFromTheDead Nussia]] and Yellow]].
** As that was revealed on April Fools Day, along with the dropping of another story that was proven to be a joke, it remains to be seen what's going on with this...
** It's being continued. Turns out it WAS just an April Fool's joke that went on a bit.
** This Troper was kind of let down by the fic. She expected it to be full-out gore, descriptions to keep you up at night, et cetera. (Masochism? What is this masochism you speak of?) And everyone holds it in such high standards, so she thought maybe the plot would be so incredibly captivating that once you start you can't stop reading it. The reality: the only death that made her cry was [[spoiler:Finland]]'s, and that was more because of [[spoiler:his message to Sweden]] than anything else. Quite honestly, she bored of the fic right before Yellow's arc, and hasn't caught up since. To each her own, but personally this Troper was in no way blown away by the fic.
*** [[ThatStalkerChick This troper]] believes this fanfiction deserves its own page, so, low and behold, [[SevenLittleKillers she made one]].
** This Troper has very mixed feelings about this fic. While the plot is complex and obviously very well-planned, the writing quality is definitely not great. On the one hand, when she first discovered it she read it through the entire night and bawled her eyes out many times. On the other hand, she still ended up getting tired of all the twists and turns and plot bunnies and ended up skipping quite a few chapters. A more recent attempt by her to read this fic ended up with frustration at all the unsubtle tear-jerking and subpar writing quality.

''[[http://zed-azrael.livejournal.com/12718.html Memory (Zikaron)]]'' (Holocaust imagery, OC, controversial topic)
* Recommended by Anon
* ''Sypnosis'': Small fics focused on the original character Israel.
* ''Comments'': Don't be put off by the fact that it focuses on an OriginalCharacter -- the cast it as present, though not in the very center. Definetley a TearJerker if there ever was one. The fic is just exploding with emotions and may be very painful to read because of the focus on both the Holocaust. Israel's pain might come haunt you. But still amazing writing and a very good read.
** Second'd heavily. This story is a beautiful read that is both historically fascinating, and a complete jumble of emotions that leave you breathless. Don't be put off at all by the OriginalCharacter in the story, and any other that crops up; this is a moving, poignant, and well-researched piece of work that will have you reading it several times over just to really commit it to memory.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/9482.html?thread=12011786#t12011786 Unsteady Ground]]'' by Anon
* Recommended by {{Mipp}}
* ''Synopsis'': Crossover with George Orwell's ''{{1984}}''.
* ''Comments'': In a similarly dark vein to ''Memory (Zikaron)'' above comes this crossover fic in which England has been captured by ''1984'''s Oceania, who is slowly torturing him to death by erasing his past, his language, and his culture. Beneath the horror is inspiring defiance and a valuable lesson that who we are gives us our power. India in particular is amazing.
** ShayGuy: Oceania as an AffablyEvil CheerfulChild just ''works''.
** {{Solandra}}: The author's revealed herself to be Ladylisse, and the cleaned-up fic is now available on the ''Hetalia'' community [[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia/2642280.html here]]. And I third the recommendation; this fic has all the creepiness of ''1984'', but with an unexpected sense of hope underneath it all (i.e. no ShootTheShaggyDog here).
** {{Tropers/RainKrystal}}: [[TearJerker Oh... Oh God...]] I third this...

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5146573/1/Half_a_Millennium Half a Millenium]]'' by dreams.of.destiny (Warnings for [[SlashFic slash]], sex as explicit as ff.net will allow, [[RapeAsDrama rape]], drug use, and violence)
* Recommended by AkatsukiDaybreak
* ''Pairing(s)'': Japan/China (it's mostly onesided), onesided Korea/China, England/China (not that China's very happy about it), onesided Russia/China, and a few hints of others
* ''Synopsis'': Focuses mainly on the relationship between China and Japan from their first meeting up until as far as today (the author doesn’t have a set plan yet, but expects it to get that far) as well as their relationships with the other Asian nations and the West.
* ''Comments'': Provides great characterization and interesting insights into the thoughts and motivations of the characters. There are many heartwarming moments (at least initially…), but it becomes sad and very dark as it progresses. Updates frequently and nearly complete. Moved from shipping fics because of events of some of the more recent chapters.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5889154/1/1937_Guernica 1937, Guernica]]'' by 1848
* Recommended by Mipp
* ''Pairings'': Spain/Romano, Spain/Prussia, Spain/France, and alluded to Prussia/Russia
* ''Synopsis'': Spain considers all the ways in which he is a liar, and in the process reveals some uncomfortable truths. A dark, expertly-written story with bite.

"[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5399721/1/Awakening Awakening]]" by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/264413/Gemini_Star01 Gemini_Star01]]
* Recommended by Peach_ Tea
* ''Characters:'': Mainly Canada and America but includes other nation-tans (Russia, England, France) and humans (that you need to read to see who they are).
* ''Synopsis'': As the Soviet Red Army liberates Auschwitz-Birkenau (as World War Two draws to a close), Ivan discovers the brutality of the camps. As he looks through one of the buildings, he finds two familiar faces among the bodies.
* ''Comments'': A well- written fic (posted directly fro the Kink meme), this fic is worth a good read. It gives you descriptions that give you a sense of horror but not enough to overwhelm you. A good read indeed.
*** "But not enough to overwhelm you"? Note: Do not read if any bit at all sensitive. It has gory descriptions of the Mengele experiments on twins, the author did their research. And put everything they discovered in. This WILL keep you up at night. And you will never be able to look at Alfred or Matthew without thinking of it. It scared me so much, that I just skipped over the worse spots, but past Chapter 3, it becomes a never-ending barrage of {{High Octane Nightmare Fuel}}.
*** Okay, I wouldn't say this will keep you up at night. It's really not that bad. Yes, if you're highly and can't stand the thought of some gore, maybe you shouldn't read it. But I wouldn't say not to if you're just a little sensitive. I think most people can still appreciate the quality of the work even if it's a little strong.
*** This Troper thought the story was amazing, and definitely horrifying, but didn't find it scarring. She slept very easily after reading it, and she herself is a triplet, so if anyone should be freaking out it'd be her. The descriptions were definitely... well, descriptive, but I guess it's one of those things that while you're reading it you feel a chill and freaked out, but afterwords you're more like "Whoa, what a wonderful story!" than you are "Man, I gotta sleep with the lights on tonight..." (Then again, this Troper was disappointed by "Seven Little Killers", finding it not scary or descriptive enough, so don't hold her opinion too highly...)
*** This troper has to agree as well, it was a depressing story, but it wasn't enough to keep me up at night. Then again, I've spent time on 4chan, so my shock value for {{High Octane Nightmare Fuel}} is rather high. It was sad, really it was and some parts ''did'' give me chills, but not enough to keep me up at night.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/15769.html?thread=43401369#t43401369 In Memoriam]]'' by Anon
* Recommended by msq
* ''Characters'': America, England, France, Hungary, Prussia, Austria, Italy; some US/UK.
* ''Synopsis'': As the world plunged into chaos, the Nations vowed to find each other again in another life; among them was America and England. Centuries later in a bleak dieselpunk society, Alfred and Arthur find each other again in different circumstances. Unfortunately, the mysterious force that killed them the first time around may not be through with them yet...
* ''Comments'': The story, sadly unfinished, is basically a reincarnation fic, albeit a rather bleak and tearjerking one. The writer did a good job painting both the world, itself described as a dystopic {{Dieselpunk}} state at war, and keeping the Nations in character, even though most of them have yet to regain memories of their past selves [[spoiler: save for Francis/France]]. There is also a tinge of greater mystery in how the mess started off in the first place. And how this might relate to the current [[spoiler: immortal]] leaders of their world.
** The author also has the reincarnated!Nations subjected to a series of tear-inducing scenes, just to show how their ordeal is far from over. Whether it's Hungary bumping into (and passing by) Austria, ''completely unaware'' of their past lives or [[spoiler:Matthew/Canada, who ''still'' turned out to be Alfred's twin, dying in a house fire ''off-screen,'']] they just don't have a break.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6863061/1/A_Gift_of_the_Heart A Gift of the Heart]]'' by SappyGemstone
* Recommended by sluggyfan
* ''Characters'': Russia/Lithuania pairing; Every country part of the Soviet Union: Latvia; Estonia; Ukraine; Belarus; OCs: Georgia; Chechnya; The "Stans": Uzbek, Turkmen, Tajik, Kirghiz, Kazakh; Azerbaijan; Armenia; Afghanistan; Moldova
* ''Synopsis'': A history of Imperial and Soviet Russia told from Lithuania's perspective. Follows history loosely, and doesn't shy away from Russia's poor treatment of his satellite states.
* ''Comments'': An enjoyable read for those who don't mind delving into Russia's cruelty. What passes as a joke in the series is very creepy, abusive and sometimes scary when seen from Lithuania's perspective. Yet, Russia is still really, really hard to hate. He comes off very charming and somewhat tragic, even at his worst. The characters seem to have this same problem with hating Russia, particularly Lithuania and Georgia. Also explores Russia's insanity, using Bloody Sunday as the trigger (just as in the comic). Sometimes the story IS a little over the top, and I wonder if the writer didn't have ideas they didn't use, because some things dangle. But the story really is worth it for the Bloody Sunday scene, both Revolutions, and the really strong portrayals of the characters. Lithuania's growth is interesting to watch as well.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5641188/1/A_Castle_of_Silence_and_Bones A Castle of Silence and Bones]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/904500/dreams_of_destiny Dreams of Destiny]]
* Recommended by RNA
* ''Characters'': Japan/China with background humans, including the Empress Wanrong and Emperor Hirohito, and the Axis Powers.
* ''Synopsis'': In a world where the Axis Powers won World War Two, a tale of political intrigue and desire unfolds at Akasaka Palace. China is a beautiful caged bird, a war prize to Japan, his people under the black umbrella of Imperial rule.
* ''Comments'': The writing in ACastleOfSilenceAndBones is gorgeous. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. The author manages to set a very sensual, heavy atmosphere with a few sentences at a time . And it's not mere purple prose; there is a plot unfolding in the background involving the son of Empress Wanrong; multiple re-readings might occur. The sex scenes aren't too shabby either. Be warned, this story features copious amounts of China in drag. Having copious amounts of sex. And Japan is a little OOC by Hetalia standards because of the way his possessiveness is treated. And notice, the chapter titles form a poem. The author has obviously done her research in the mannerisms of Showa Japan, however sparse the word that place the story in its setting. In the right mood the ending could break a few hearts.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/19013.html?thread=69159749#t69159749 An Endless Procession of Little Ones]]'' by Anonymous.
* Recommended by Zefire.
* ''Characters'': So far Germany, England, and (North?) Korea are the most obvious, but Prussia, Denmark, and France also have a fair amount of screen time, Eventually, pretty much everyone.
* ''Synopsis'': Twenty minutes into the future, the threat of Global Warming and the discovery of embodied nations has lead to National Engineering, an attempt to reduce the impact of climate change on various countries by experimenting on the nations that embody them. If that means locking them up like lab rats, so be it. Some nations have evaded capture through various means. Some have even forgotten who they are.
* ''Comments'': This fic is ''beautiful''. The author manages to convey the dystopian atmosphere very well through her writing, and her portrayal of the nations in captivity is wonderfully disturbing, especially given that we never see the perspective of somebody locked up; it's all relayed through an amnesiac Germany who thinks he's an Engineer. Still unfinished, but nonetheless a gripping read.

''[[http://uro-boros.tumblr.com/post/6478773829/rus-can-am-creepy-world-domination-for-marr Creepy World Domination]]'' by uro-boros.
* Recommended by {{Tropers/RainKrystal}}.
* ''Characters'': A Russia//America//Canada threesome, with mentions to Germany, France and England.
* ''Synopsis'': America, Canada, and Russia take over the world. With love.
* ''Comments'': Short, creepy, and definitely worth a read.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5447877/1/Just_Another_Brick_in_the_Wall Just Another Brick in the Wall]]'' by [=FroggyFran=].
* Recommended by @/{{Amethystasheryn}}
* ''Characters'': Russia, Prussia, Germany, Italy; appearances by the Baltic nations
* ''Pairings'': Russia/Prussia, Germany/Italy
* ''Warnings'': MPreg, sex, violence
* ''Synopsis'': "It's funny, how one might define what punishment is." 1961-1989. Prussia is stuck in Russia's house after the erection of the Berlin Wall, chafing at his captivity and separation from his brother. Russia has a hidden agenda for keeping him there: He wants a child of his own. Prussia isn't sure he wants to refuse.
* ''Comments'': First of all, don't be put off by either the summary or the [=MPreg=] aspects of this story. [[@/{{Amethystasheryn}} I,]] the first recommender, don't generally like [=MPreg=] and steer away from lemons, but [=FroggyFran=] weaves those elements into such a compelling story that they don't matter in the long run. The characters are spot-on; Prussia's character is slightly toned down from its canon portrayal, but it gels perfectly with the dark atmosphere of the story and never comes off as OOC. Even better, Russia is given the depth fanfic often denys him: He's not a monster, but an overgrown almost-child hurt by his past, who loves Prussia and his children and wants them all to love him in return. Germany, Italy and even the Baltics are given their own depth as well even though they have less "screentime". Focus is also placed on Russia's close relationships with the Romanovs, Germany and Prussia's brotherly bond, and the weird dynamic between Lithuania and Russia, and all those relationships create scenes that made [[TheStoic the person who didn't cry over]] [[{{Futurama}} Fry's dog]] [[TearJerker get teary and choked up.]] I really can't recommend this story enough, even for people who aren't fans of Russia/Prussia, ratings above [=PG-13=], or [=MPreg=].
* Note: I didn't put this in the "shipping fics" section because while the relationship between Prussia and Russia is the focus, there is a lot more going on than that, with all the characters.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5943246/1/Pins_and_Needles Pins and Needles]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1841646/Shatterdoll Shatterdoll]] (Cannibalism, rape)
* Reccommended by Nani
* Characters: America, Canada, Norway, Ivan, England (mentioned), Denmark. Human names are used.
* Synopsis: Alfred's guardian goes missing in the woods, so he goes after him. On the way, he meets a man named Ivan and tells him where he's headed. Little does he know that [[spoiler: Ivan is a bzou, which is pretty much a werewolf.]] Basically, it's LittleRedRidingHood, with a dark twist.
* Comments: This story was quite frightening, when it makes you realize that the nice guy you met on the street could very well be a bzou, out to eat you and your family. It was well-written and descriptive, and I enjoyed the dialogue.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5977931/1/Invasion Invasion]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1906451/Verin_Mystal Verin Mystal]]
* Recommended by: Msq
* ''Characters:'' Just about everyone, including a number of OCs
* ''Pairings:'' Mainly America/Russia, America/Belarus and Canada/Ukraine, with a number of others.
* ''Warnings:'' Sex, lots of violence
* ''Synopsis:'' America struggles to find solace after civilization crumbles in a post-apocalyptic world. Yet despite the horrors, he is not alone.
* ''Comments:'' The writer clearly didn't mess around in her "take on the classic Aliens invade planet earth set up. The dynamics between America, Canada and Russia along with the other surviving Nations help dampen the [[AfterTheEnd largely ominous and bleak backdrop]], as humanity bands together to fight the invaders. As a semi-spoiler, it's a relief finding how they ''do'' succeed. [[spoiler:[[CrapsackWorld But by the end, the world is in shambles, technology has been thrownback a hundred years and the remaining countries are more concerned with rebuilding themselves after nearly 10 years of war]]. [[HopeSpot And yet for America, he still has dreams...]]]]
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\n[[foldercontrol]]\n\n[[folder: Dark Fic ]]\n''Let's face it, with a premise like [[AnthropomorphicPersonification that]], there's bound to be some dark fics running around. To avoid cluttering the folder that does say "friendly relationships", they're all being put here.''\n\n''[[http://community.livejournal.com/all_he_ever/profile All He Ever Wanted]]'' by lindensphinx, mithrigil, and puella_nerdii (with pinstripesuit as Minister of Propaganda) all of Livejournal (warning for BL and DarkFic)\n* Recommended by {{Marionetta}} (yet again, sorry)
* ''Synopsis'': An AlternateHistory fic in which England never broke off his alliance with Japan, and America became communist.
* ''Comments'': Just reading the alternate timeline in the first post can be frightening and chilling. It starts in 1923, the year in which the Anglo-Japanese Alliance would have been terminated, and ends in 1960, when America, allied with Russia against the rest of the world, finishes making the first atomic bomb. It's still in progress, and not being written in chronological order(the beginning and ending have been put in the same post). It looks like there will be some serious TearJerker. It also works as a reminder how all of this could have really happened.
** This Troper found ''[[http://community.livejournal.com/all_he_ever/1729.html The Seventh Door]],'' by mithrigil ([[CompleteMonster Prussia]], [[BrokenBird Hungary]], [[JamesBondage Austria]]--[[ScarpiaUltimatum warning]] [[IHaveYourWife for]] [[RapeAsDrama rape]]), especially distressing. The line "''Ungarn, Ungarn,'' do you hate me?" has freaked me out since I first read it. AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHY.
** {{Solandra}}: This fic is really a LoveItOrHateIt one: either you think that it's a brilliantly clever, imaginative, and edgy ForWantOfANail fic, or you think that it goes ''way'' too far in its DarkerAndEdgier {{Alternative Character Interpretation}}s and eschews potentially complex characterization for pure shock value [[WriterOnBoard to make historical points]]. So YourMileageMayVary, of course. I personally love the prose and alternative historical timeline, but the reinterpretations of England, Japan, and Prussia reminding me too much of a [[RonTheDeathEater certain trope]] kept me from becoming fully immersed in it.
** (anon, sorry): Echoing Solandra's opinion, particularly about the issues with characterization. DarkerAndEdgier AlternativeCharacterInterpretation is in full effect, to the point where many characters are not even remotely similar to their canon counterparts (and in some characters' case, especially Prussia's, it does smell like [[that certain trope RonTheDeathEater]] and WriterOnBoard). YMMV on whether the story is better for it or not, but if you go into this fic be prepared that it's more like an original story with original characters inspired by the premise of ''Hetalia'' than a ''Hetalia'' fanfic.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5073300/1/Seven_Little_Killers/ Seven Little Killers]]'' by Lucky-Angel135, a joint account between luckystars135 and Fallen Angel Wings (Slash, ''Explicit'' Violence, Character Death; in other words a pretty DarkFic)
* Recommended by CheshireGrinne
* ''Synopsis'': Nations are being murdered, and a group of mysterious masked killers is behind it. Their goal seems to be to plunge the world into chaos, but is it really? Who are these masked killers, and why are they really killing off nations?
* ''Comments'': A common premise usually carried out in an awful manner, the authors manage to change all that and provide a truly heart-wrenching and mind-grabbing work. This fic is full of psychological depth not often found in fanfiction. Sure to keep you guessing who the masked killers really are. And, if you’re anything like [[CheshireGrinne this Troper]], you will be so sucked into the plot that new chapters will fill you with dread at the thought of what could possibly happen, and who could possibly get hurt, next. And yet you won’t be able to stop reading.
* It’s unfortunate that recently, the writers announced the story’s being dropped. They’ve revealed one killer [[spoiler:Blue is actually both America and Canada]], but otherwise not much else has been revealed. This Troper read that and almost cried, ''especially'' since it ended on a freaking cliff-hanger involving [[spoiler:Russia waking up from his ''six month long'' coma and trying to talk with China, who's still stuck in a hallucination while being mentally tortured by [[BackFromTheDead Nussia]] and Yellow]].
** As that was revealed on April Fools Day, along with the dropping of another story that was proven to be a joke, it remains to be seen what's going on with this...
** It's being continued. Turns out it WAS just an April Fool's joke that went on a bit.
** This Troper was kind of let down by the fic. She expected it to be full-out gore, descriptions to keep you up at night, et cetera. (Masochism? What is this masochism you speak of?) And everyone holds it in such high standards, so she thought maybe the plot would be so incredibly captivating that once you start you can't stop reading it. The reality: the only death that made her cry was [[spoiler:Finland]]'s, and that was more because of [[spoiler:his message to Sweden]] than anything else. Quite honestly, she bored of the fic right before Yellow's arc, and hasn't caught up since. To each her own, but personally this Troper was in no way blown away by the fic.
*** [[ThatStalkerChick This troper]] believes this fanfiction deserves its own page, so, low and behold, [[SevenLittleKillers she made one]].
** This Troper has very mixed feelings about this fic. While the plot is complex and obviously very well-planned, the writing quality is definitely not great. On the one hand, when she first discovered it she read it through the entire night and bawled her eyes out many times. On the other hand, she still ended up getting tired of all the twists and turns and plot bunnies and ended up skipping quite a few chapters. A more recent attempt by her to read this fic ended up with frustration at all the unsubtle tear-jerking and subpar writing quality.

''[[http://zed-azrael.livejournal.com/12718.html Memory (Zikaron)]]'' (Holocaust imagery, OC, controversial topic)
* Recommended by Anon
* ''Sypnosis'': Small fics focused on the original character Israel.
* ''Comments'': Don't be put off by the fact that it focuses on an OriginalCharacter -- the cast it as present, though not in the very center. Definetley a TearJerker if there ever was one. The fic is just exploding with emotions and may be very painful to read because of the focus on both the Holocaust. Israel's pain might come haunt you. But still amazing writing and a very good read.
** Second'd heavily. This story is a beautiful read that is both historically fascinating, and a complete jumble of emotions that leave you breathless. Don't be put off at all by the OriginalCharacter in the story, and any other that crops up; this is a moving, poignant, and well-researched piece of work that will have you reading it several times over just to really commit it to memory.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/9482.html?thread=12011786#t12011786 Unsteady Ground]]'' by Anon
* Recommended by {{Mipp}}
* ''Synopsis'': Crossover with George Orwell's ''{{1984}}''.
* ''Comments'': In a similarly dark vein to ''Memory (Zikaron)'' above comes this crossover fic in which England has been captured by ''1984'''s Oceania, who is slowly torturing him to death by erasing his past, his language, and his culture. Beneath the horror is inspiring defiance and a valuable lesson that who we are gives us our power. India in particular is amazing.
** ShayGuy: Oceania as an AffablyEvil CheerfulChild just ''works''.
** {{Solandra}}: The author's revealed herself to be Ladylisse, and the cleaned-up fic is now available on the ''Hetalia'' community [[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia/2642280.html here]]. And I third the recommendation; this fic has all the creepiness of ''1984'', but with an unexpected sense of hope underneath it all (i.e. no ShootTheShaggyDog here).
** {{Tropers/RainKrystal}}: [[TearJerker Oh... Oh God...]] I third this...

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5146573/1/Half_a_Millennium Half a Millenium]]'' by dreams.of.destiny (Warnings for [[SlashFic slash]], sex as explicit as ff.net will allow, [[RapeAsDrama rape]], drug use, and violence)
* Recommended by AkatsukiDaybreak
* ''Pairing(s)'': Japan/China (it's mostly onesided), onesided Korea/China, England/China (not that China's very happy about it), onesided Russia/China, and a few hints of others
* ''Synopsis'': Focuses mainly on the relationship between China and Japan from their first meeting up until as far as today (the author doesn’t have a set plan yet, but expects it to get that far) as well as their relationships with the other Asian nations and the West.
* ''Comments'': Provides great characterization and interesting insights into the thoughts and motivations of the characters. There are many heartwarming moments (at least initially…), but it becomes sad and very dark as it progresses. Updates frequently and nearly complete. Moved from shipping fics because of events of some of the more recent chapters.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5889154/1/1937_Guernica 1937, Guernica]]'' by 1848
* Recommended by Mipp
* ''Pairings'': Spain/Romano, Spain/Prussia, Spain/France, and alluded to Prussia/Russia
* ''Synopsis'': Spain considers all the ways in which he is a liar, and in the process reveals some uncomfortable truths. A dark, expertly-written story with bite.

"[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5399721/1/Awakening Awakening]]" by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/264413/Gemini_Star01 Gemini_Star01]]
* Recommended by Peach_ Tea
* ''Characters:'': Mainly Canada and America but includes other nation-tans (Russia, England, France) and humans (that you need to read to see who they are).
* ''Synopsis'': As the Soviet Red Army liberates Auschwitz-Birkenau (as World War Two draws to a close), Ivan discovers the brutality of the camps. As he looks through one of the buildings, he finds two familiar faces among the bodies.
* ''Comments'': A well- written fic (posted directly fro the Kink meme), this fic is worth a good read. It gives you descriptions that give you a sense of horror but not enough to overwhelm you. A good read indeed.
*** "But not enough to overwhelm you"? Note: Do not read if any bit at all sensitive. It has gory descriptions of the Mengele experiments on twins, the author did their research. And put everything they discovered in. This WILL keep you up at night. And you will never be able to look at Alfred or Matthew without thinking of it. It scared me so much, that I just skipped over the worse spots, but past Chapter 3, it becomes a never-ending barrage of {{High Octane Nightmare Fuel}}.
*** Okay, I wouldn't say this will keep you up at night. It's really not that bad. Yes, if you're highly and can't stand the thought of some gore, maybe you shouldn't read it. But I wouldn't say not to if you're just a little sensitive. I think most people can still appreciate the quality of the work even if it's a little strong.
*** This Troper thought the story was amazing, and definitely horrifying, but didn't find it scarring. She slept very easily after reading it, and she herself is a triplet, so if anyone should be freaking out it'd be her. The descriptions were definitely... well, descriptive, but I guess it's one of those things that while you're reading it you feel a chill and freaked out, but afterwords you're more like "Whoa, what a wonderful story!" than you are "Man, I gotta sleep with the lights on tonight..." (Then again, this Troper was disappointed by "Seven Little Killers", finding it not scary or descriptive enough, so don't hold her opinion too highly...)
*** This troper has to agree as well, it was a depressing story, but it wasn't enough to keep me up at night. Then again, I've spent time on 4chan, so my shock value for {{High Octane Nightmare Fuel}} is rather high. It was sad, really it was and some parts ''did'' give me chills, but not enough to keep me up at night.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/15769.html?thread=43401369#t43401369 In Memoriam]]'' by Anon
* Recommended by msq
* ''Characters'': America, England, France, Hungary, Prussia, Austria, Italy; some US/UK.
* ''Synopsis'': As the world plunged into chaos, the Nations vowed to find each other again in another life; among them was America and England. Centuries later in a bleak dieselpunk society, Alfred and Arthur find each other again in different circumstances. Unfortunately, the mysterious force that killed them the first time around may not be through with them yet...
* ''Comments'': The story, sadly unfinished, is basically a reincarnation fic, albeit a rather bleak and tearjerking one. The writer did a good job painting both the world, itself described as a dystopic {{Dieselpunk}} state at war, and keeping the Nations in character, even though most of them have yet to regain memories of their past selves [[spoiler: save for Francis/France]]. There is also a tinge of greater mystery in how the mess started off in the first place. And how this might relate to the current [[spoiler: immortal]] leaders of their world.
** The author also has the reincarnated!Nations subjected to a series of tear-inducing scenes, just to show how their ordeal is far from over. Whether it's Hungary bumping into (and passing by) Austria, ''completely unaware'' of their past lives or [[spoiler:Matthew/Canada, who ''still'' turned out to be Alfred's twin, dying in a house fire ''off-screen,'']] they just don't have a break.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6863061/1/A_Gift_of_the_Heart A Gift of the Heart]]'' by SappyGemstone
* Recommended by sluggyfan
* ''Characters'': Russia/Lithuania pairing; Every country part of the Soviet Union: Latvia; Estonia; Ukraine; Belarus; OCs: Georgia; Chechnya; The "Stans": Uzbek, Turkmen, Tajik, Kirghiz, Kazakh; Azerbaijan; Armenia; Afghanistan; Moldova
* ''Synopsis'': A history of Imperial and Soviet Russia told from Lithuania's perspective. Follows history loosely, and doesn't shy away from Russia's poor treatment of his satellite states.
* ''Comments'': An enjoyable read for those who don't mind delving into Russia's cruelty. What passes as a joke in the series is very creepy, abusive and sometimes scary when seen from Lithuania's perspective. Yet, Russia is still really, really hard to hate. He comes off very charming and somewhat tragic, even at his worst. The characters seem to have this same problem with hating Russia, particularly Lithuania and Georgia. Also explores Russia's insanity, using Bloody Sunday as the trigger (just as in the comic). Sometimes the story IS a little over the top, and I wonder if the writer didn't have ideas they didn't use, because some things dangle. But the story really is worth it for the Bloody Sunday scene, both Revolutions, and the really strong portrayals of the characters. Lithuania's growth is interesting to watch as well.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5641188/1/A_Castle_of_Silence_and_Bones A Castle of Silence and Bones]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/904500/dreams_of_destiny Dreams of Destiny]]
* Recommended by RNA
* ''Characters'': Japan/China with background humans, including the Empress Wanrong and Emperor Hirohito, and the Axis Powers.
* ''Synopsis'': In a world where the Axis Powers won World War Two, a tale of political intrigue and desire unfolds at Akasaka Palace. China is a beautiful caged bird, a war prize to Japan, his people under the black umbrella of Imperial rule.
* ''Comments'': The writing in ACastleOfSilenceAndBones is gorgeous. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. The author manages to set a very sensual, heavy atmosphere with a few sentences at a time . And it's not mere purple prose; there is a plot unfolding in the background involving the son of Empress Wanrong; multiple re-readings might occur. The sex scenes aren't too shabby either. Be warned, this story features copious amounts of China in drag. Having copious amounts of sex. And Japan is a little OOC by Hetalia standards because of the way his possessiveness is treated. And notice, the chapter titles form a poem. The author has obviously done her research in the mannerisms of Showa Japan, however sparse the word that place the story in its setting. In the right mood the ending could break a few hearts.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/19013.html?thread=69159749#t69159749 An Endless Procession of Little Ones]]'' by Anonymous.
* Recommended by Zefire.
* ''Characters'': So far Germany, England, and (North?) Korea are the most obvious, but Prussia, Denmark, and France also have a fair amount of screen time, Eventually, pretty much everyone.
* ''Synopsis'': Twenty minutes into the future, the threat of Global Warming and the discovery of embodied nations has lead to National Engineering, an attempt to reduce the impact of climate change on various countries by experimenting on the nations that embody them. If that means locking them up like lab rats, so be it. Some nations have evaded capture through various means. Some have even forgotten who they are.
* ''Comments'': This fic is ''beautiful''. The author manages to convey the dystopian atmosphere very well through her writing, and her portrayal of the nations in captivity is wonderfully disturbing, especially given that we never see the perspective of somebody locked up; it's all relayed through an amnesiac Germany who thinks he's an Engineer. Still unfinished, but nonetheless a gripping read.

''[[http://uro-boros.tumblr.com/post/6478773829/rus-can-am-creepy-world-domination-for-marr Creepy World Domination]]'' by uro-boros.
* Recommended by {{Tropers/RainKrystal}}.
* ''Characters'': A Russia//America//Canada threesome, with mentions to Germany, France and England.
* ''Synopsis'': America, Canada, and Russia take over the world. With love.
* ''Comments'': Short, creepy, and definitely worth a read.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5447877/1/Just_Another_Brick_in_the_Wall Just Another Brick in the Wall]]'' by [=FroggyFran=].
* Recommended by @/{{Amethystasheryn}}
* ''Characters'': Russia, Prussia, Germany, Italy; appearances by the Baltic nations
* ''Pairings'': Russia/Prussia, Germany/Italy
* ''Warnings'': MPreg, sex, violence
* ''Synopsis'': "It's funny, how one might define what punishment is." 1961-1989. Prussia is stuck in Russia's house after the erection of the Berlin Wall, chafing at his captivity and separation from his brother. Russia has a hidden agenda for keeping him there: He wants a child of his own. Prussia isn't sure he wants to refuse.
* ''Comments'': First of all, don't be put off by either the summary or the [=MPreg=] aspects of this story. [[@/{{Amethystasheryn}} I,]] the first recommender, don't generally like [=MPreg=] and steer away from lemons, but [=FroggyFran=] weaves those elements into such a compelling story that they don't matter in the long run. The characters are spot-on; Prussia's character is slightly toned down from its canon portrayal, but it gels perfectly with the dark atmosphere of the story and never comes off as OOC. Even better, Russia is given the depth fanfic often denys him: He's not a monster, but an overgrown almost-child hurt by his past, who loves Prussia and his children and wants them all to love him in return. Germany, Italy and even the Baltics are given their own depth as well even though they have less "screentime". Focus is also placed on Russia's close relationships with the Romanovs, Germany and Prussia's brotherly bond, and the weird dynamic between Lithuania and Russia, and all those relationships create scenes that made [[TheStoic the person who didn't cry over]] [[{{Futurama}} Fry's dog]] [[TearJerker get teary and choked up.]] I really can't recommend this story enough, even for people who aren't fans of Russia/Prussia, ratings above [=PG-13=], or [=MPreg=].
* Note: I didn't put this in the "shipping fics" section because while the relationship between Prussia and Russia is the focus, there is a lot more going on than that, with all the characters.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5943246/1/Pins_and_Needles Pins and Needles]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1841646/Shatterdoll Shatterdoll]] (Cannibalism, rape)
* Reccommended by Nani
* Characters: America, Canada, Norway, Ivan, England (mentioned), Denmark. Human names are used.
* Synopsis: Alfred's guardian goes missing in the woods, so he goes after him. On the way, he meets a man named Ivan and tells him where he's headed. Little does he know that [[spoiler: Ivan is a bzou, which is pretty much a werewolf.]] Basically, it's LittleRedRidingHood, with a dark twist.
* Comments: This story was quite frightening, when it makes you realize that the nice guy you met on the street could very well be a bzou, out to eat you and your family. It was well-written and descriptive, and I enjoyed the dialogue.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5977931/1/Invasion Invasion]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1906451/Verin_Mystal Verin Mystal]]
* Recommended by: Msq
* ''Characters:'' Just about everyone, including a number of OCs
* ''Pairings:'' Mainly America/Russia, America/Belarus and Canada/Ukraine, with a number of others.
* ''Warnings:'' Sex, lots of violence
* ''Synopsis:'' America struggles to find solace after civilization crumbles in a post-apocalyptic world. Yet despite the horrors, he is not alone.
* ''Comments:'' The writer clearly didn't mess around in her "take on the classic Aliens invade planet earth set up. The dynamics between America, Canada and Russia along with the other surviving Nations help dampen the [[AfterTheEnd largely ominous and bleak backdrop]], as humanity bands together to fight the invaders. As a semi-spoiler, it's a relief finding how they ''do'' succeed. [[spoiler:[[CrapsackWorld But by the end, the world is in shambles, technology has been thrownback a hundred years and the remaining countries are more concerned with rebuilding themselves after nearly 10 years of war]]. [[HopeSpot And yet for America, he still has dreams...]]]]
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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7185260/1/AlHuriya Al-Huriya]]'' by [=ThisCouldTheoreticallyBeSparta=] (AU, sex, some politics, slice-of-life style.)
* Recommended by YourFormerSelf
* ''Pairings'': Egypt/Turkey, with some slight Spamano and Egypt/Greece on the side if you squint.
* ''Synopsis'': The Sultan of Al Yildiz is lost in the desert, and stumbles upon the oasis of Al-Huriya and its enigmatic guardian. As he recovers, he is taught humility, hard work, responsibility, respect-- and what it really means, to be free.
* ''Comments'': My synopsis doesn't do it justice. The writing style is gorgeous, the characters are well fleshed out no matter how short the appearance (unless they're unnamed, of course), and it just kept me from beginning to end-- I don't even like this genre most of the time (started 'cause I liked the title, kept reading 'cause I fell in love), and it still managed to hook me. Sadik and Gupta develop so wonderfully and slowly, and just... Al-Huriya is an oasis in the barren, fetid wasteland of Fanfiction.net. Let it be known.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6197028/1/A_is_For A is For]]'' by [=RobinRocks=] (slash, fairly explicit sex, occasional language, mentions of war)
* Recommended by ToThineOwnself
* ''Pairings'': Mainly US/UK, brief France/Canada and Russia/China. Other pairings mentioned late in the fic.
* ''Synopsis'': After an almost-too-perfect intimate experience, Alfred thinks he may (or may not) have heard Arthur call him “Alfie”, despite the fact that Arthur loathes silly little nicknames. Eager to hear it again (if he even heard it once), Alfred devises a plan to try and coax Arthur into uttering it again. Takes place in Great Britain, 1954 (for the most part).
* ''Comments'': The synopsis sounds simple, but the relationship between these two very different people that have fallen for each other is complex, certain to occasionally tug at the heartstrings, and often amuse. Arthur and Alfred conflict with each other time and time again, sometimes seriously, sometimes hilariously, but always in-character. The romance is skillfully seductive, sweet, or very often, both. Arthur can be an excellent tease, and Alfred can’t help himself from being bluntly sexy. Even when these two are being irritatingly stubborn (and are they ever sometimes!), it only compels the reader to just keep reading, eager to see what’s next. The historical information brings in a sense of realism; one can truly see the world these two live in. The author’s notes further explain bits of history referenced in the story, so it saves time looking it up on Google. As if the exceptional romance and historical accuracy weren’t enough, the language and descriptions are sumptuous. The environments, what Arthur and Alfred see through their own eyes, and the figures of speech are rich and full of life and originality. Overall, this is definitely recommended to any US/UK fan, especially those looking for a deeper look at this couple’s relationship, in between the amorous aspects and humor.

"[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6490944/1/Amore_Bello Amore Bello]]" by embracethepipe
* Recommended by Belladonna
* ''Pairings:'' Germany/Italy, main; smattering of other shippings.
* ''Synopsis:'' Germany appears to be pregnant; thus, Italy takes it upon himself to make the best light of the situation.
* ''Comments:'' A truly amazing read, Germany and Italy are given much depth in this. Although Italy's methods may be a bit unorthodox, I still found myself relating to both of the characters. I applaud. (Warnings, obviously, of mpreg, though it's incorporated so well into the story that I found myself with a sort of willing suspension of disbelief regarding it, if you will.)

"[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/12046.html?thread=27943950#t27943950 General Relativity]]" by Anonymous [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/11813.html?thread=36015653#t36015653 Part 11-16]] [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/15769.html?thread=39254937#t39254937 Part 17-123]] [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/17465.html?thread=51849273#t51849273 Part 123-167]] [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/18772.html?thread=63811412#t63811412 Part 168-203+]]
* Recommended by Aisling
* ''Pairings:'' Canada/America
* ''Synopsis:'' College AU featuring America as the dorky but lovable science teacher and Canada as the student with a crush on him. Also features Japan as Canada's roommate/childhood friend, Estonia and Korea as science nerds, France as Canada's slightly pervy mentor and England as the Dean.
* ''Comments:'' Easily the best Hetalia fanfic I've ever read. The writing style is beautiful, the characters are believable and the author doesn't rush the plot for the sake of porn. The budding relationship is developed slowly and carefully and it comes off as a lot more believable.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/16221.html?thread=48441693#t48441693 Don't Miss A Thing]]'' by Anonymous
* Recommended by Juice Box Hero
* ''Pairings:'' N. Italy/Finland
* ''Synopsis:'' Before/during WorldWarII, Finland gives Italy sniper training. BetterThanItSounds.
* ''Comments:'' Beautiful characterization. Italy's still {{Moe}} without coming off as incongruous to the fic's atmosphere, and some of his comments were so adorable this troper d'awwed loud enough for the entire house to hear. Finland was also a perfect mix of ColdSniper and FriendlySniper, and his [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant dark side]] did a good job to counteract the {{Ukefication}} he goes through in most fics.
-->''"Look, listen: I've heard that a good marksman, to get his target, has to project himself on it, so anytime you hit a target it's like you're shooting yourself a bit. So you don't get the target because you don't want to shoot yourself! That's a good thing!"''

-->''Veneziano's eyes are now wide open and fixed on Finland. "But you always hit the target!" ''

''[[http://myxxym.livejournal.com/3557.html#cutid1 Irregularity]]'' by marr-marr (Slash, of course, with some slight sexual themes.)
* Reccomended by Hokuto
* ''Pairing(s)'': Russia/America
* ''Sypnosis'': A fic focused on the tensions between Russia and America.
* ''Comments'': Very abstract and hints of a MindScrew, but other than that, takes a pairing I couldn't get at makes it ''amazing''. Also plays with the theme of smiling.

[[http://lenarix-klinde.livejournal.com/41246.html#cutid1 What the Heart Forgets]] by lenarix-klinde
* Recommended by mana001
* ''Pairing(s)'': France/England
* ''Synopsis'': What Arthur lost when he sacrificed himself to save the people beneath the Nations, and what he gained in return.
* ''Comments'': lenarix-klinde wrote several installments in ''this'' universe; all of which are wonderfully bittersweet.
** However, after InternetBackdraft that [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment shall not be recounted in detail here]], the author has either deleted or blocked access to almost all of her works, including this one.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5731362/1/ Here Comes the Candle]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/344070/ Mizu-Tenshi]] (also wrote [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5089305/1/ I Give to You the Sky]])
* Recommended by mana001
* ''Pairing(s)'': America/England
* ''Synopsis'': Due to financial difficulties, England becomes the 51st state of America yet neither are happy with the merger forced upon them. Between the need for forgiveness and the search for happiness, the irreparable happens.
* ''Comments'': Extremely heartbreaking.
** I second this, absolutely. The writing style, other than a few spelling errors, is ''beautiful.'' The interactions between the two are quite teakjerking, and the ending...oh, god...the ending...I'm a lover of heartbreaking stories who doesn't cry at ''anything,'' but this brought me to tears. All I can say is that I ''loved'' it.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4896923/1/You_Cant_Take_the_Sky_From_Me You Can't Take the Sky Away From Me]]'' by Haro (Slash, adventure, Steampunk AU)
* Reccomended by {{Orihime}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': America/England, Poland/Lithuania, others.
* ''Synopsis'': By the author: ''Ace Pilot America is on a mission for the World Military when a chance encounter with a group of Sky-Pirates leads him to team up with their captain, England, against [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld a malevolent group that wants to fill the sky with zeppelins]]''.
* ''Comments'': Since many of the ''APH'' shipping-related fics are angsty or MindScrew, having a fic that is somewhat LighterAndSofter is much needed. Great characterization, fun interaction... A must read if you want to smile a bit.
** Solandra: Seconded. The relationship progression between America and England is really well-done, taking the time to show them growing closer to each other and ''why'' they would be drawn to each other in the first place instead of just taking their BelligerentSexualTension for granted without any true development or exploration like many other America/England fics do. And while the Kosmider plot does take a while to get fully into gear, it's definitely heading there as of now (Ch. 26) and the author also takes the time to build up realistic character interactions and dynamics among the cast, especially with America and France, Canada, Japan, etc. My only real criticism is that the fic has suffered from multiple {{Schedule Slip}}s already, which makes me anxious about whether it will actually be completed or not (especially since all the characters haven't even been introduced yet as of this time in writing).
** And now it has its own [[YouCantTakeTheSkyAwayFromMe trope page.]]

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/4567.html?thread=6574551 Croatoan]]'' by Anonymous (Slash, action/adventure, crossover with ''{{xxxHoLic}}'', 73-chapter epic time devourer)
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': England/America, with references to Japan/Greece.
* ''Synopsis'': One Halloween, America disappears. One year later, England and Japan find out why: a malevolent fairy has brainwashed him, and they have to defeat her to be able to cleanse the mythical land of Croatoan and save America.
* ''Comments'': Contains ''numerous'' allusions to mythologies of all flavors and interweaves them in brilliant ways, not to mention the great interactions between England and Japan and the ''{{xxxHoLic}}'' immigrants. I don't know much about ''{{xxxHoLic}}'', but its characters seem to be very well-integrated into the story; one doesn't have to know about the other series to enjoy this fic (though it does help to have some background knowledge).

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/3274.html?thread=3701194#t3701194 Are You There God? It's Me, Canada]]'' by Anonymous (Slash, HighSchoolAU)
* Recommended by {{Solandra}} (yes, ''again''...I've been spending way too much time on the Hetalia Kink Meme.)
* ''Pairing(s)'': Canada/Poland (aka Matthew/Feliks), England/France
* ''Synopsis'': Matthew keeps a diary, and he has a ''lot'' to write about while dealing with the antics of his boisterous brother and meddling friends, the walls being far too thin to muffle the sounds of his fathers doing the nasty, and his [[DroppedABridgetOnHim spectactularly misinformed]] crush on the new student.
* ''Comments'': Contains privatelysnarky!Canada, dysfunctional family fun, awesome "deep" poetry, and skewering of that {{Emo}} phase every teenager goes through. If this fic doesn't get you to crack up laughing at least once, then you've misplaced your funny bone somewhere. And the CrackPairing? ''Totally'' works.
** RsS: Seconded. This one's a winner.
** Naganonamy: Gets [[BilingualBonus extra points]] for having the first six installments translated into Latin, and the first one additionally translated into Finnish and Welsh.
** Frada: Thirded(?) I loved this, and I don't even ship Poland/Canada!

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5401129/1/Jones_Paranormal_Investigation_Agency Jones Paranormal Investigation Agency]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2080277/Feux_Follets Feux Follets]] (Slash, Romance, Horror, Paranormal, AU)
* Reccomended by ThatStalkerChick
* ''Pairing(s)'': France/Canada, America/England, Russia/China
* ''Synopsis'': Matthew and his cousin, Arthur, travel to New York after a family friend had asked Arthur's father for help: to watch over his nephew who's apparently headstrong and a little careless. The nephew, Alfred Jones, runs his own Paranormal Investigation agency with the help of his comrades Francis, Ivan and Yao. With Matthew and Arthur joining the team, they investigate the strange phenomenon of the customers who come asking them for help.
* ''Comments'': A great read, especially if you're into the mystery/paranormal/psychic genre. It does have a large amount of focus on the romantic relationships between the characters, but it remains on topic, keeps up nicely with the plot and is exciting and fun to read.

''[[http://stardropdream.livejournal.com/16168.html Another Place to Fall]]'' by stardropdream (Warnings for mentions of war and explicit sex between two male nations)
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': Japan/Greece (in that order)
* ''Synopsis'': Japan visits Greece during World War II and the two have to confront how much things have changed between them and yet how much has remained the same despite it all.
* ''Comments'': The author has written several Greece/Japan fics, most of them fluffy and very good, but this one stands out as her most serious (and smutty) work featuring them. Her writing is rough in some places, but overall it's a beautifully written and satisfyingly long work. The sex takes up a large part of the story, but it doesn't feel like a {{PWP}} because the focus is on Greece and Japan's emotions, how close they still are in spite of war-related tensions, and the things left unsaid between the two. The characterizations in particular are excellent.

''Second Star to the Right'' ([[http://archosauria.livejournal.com/1734.html Part One]], [[http://archosauria.livejournal.com/2779.html Part Two]]) by archosaurus
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': America/England
* ''Synopsis'': America is set to fly on a space shuttle in an attempt to garner funding for NASA, and he talks England into coming with him too.
* ''Comments'': The first part of the fic is more an introduction; the second part is where the fic truly shines in emotion and heart. The space trip could have been used as just a plot gimmick, but it turns out to be much more than that here, as it becomes clear that the journeys America and England are embarking on aren't just physical ones. Both characters are superbly characterized (especially England, with all of his hidden emotions and insecurities) and there's a real, profound sense of bridging distances between the two at the climax that puts the 'heartwarming' in CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5063340/1/Outcast Outcast]]'' by Angelsaurus
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': Sweden/Finland, with mentions of Germany/Italy and America/England
* ''Synopsis'': Tino/Finland is accepted into the St. Hetalia Academy For Boys, a place he's never heard of before. Once he gets there, he finds himself inexorably drawn to the school outcast who is rumored to have a curse upon him.
* ''Comments'': What initially appears to be just another HighSchoolAU gradually becomes something much deeper and more original as it becomes clear that there's a ''lot'' more to the story than Finland and Sweden falling in love with each other (although the romance certainly isn't shortcharged either). The only complaint I have about this fic is that Finland falls in love with Sweden too quickly for my taste, but everything else -- the supporting characters, the development of Finland and Sweden's relationship beyond the LoveAtFirstSight stage, the surprising depth of the plot -- is brilliant.
** Seconded like hell, oh my God. I normally don't read first person point-of-view, but I really enjoyed hearing this from Finland's perspective—there were even some parts I pretty much forgot it was first person. I had thought about reading it a while ago but the prologue bored me to tears, so I let it go. I'm so happy that I decided to keep reading now because it was just... well, amazing. (I especially loved Denmark's characterization, though [[spoiler:he came off a bit [[RonTheDeathEater evil]]]] at first—his [[spoiler:[[DeusExMachina deus]] [[AWorldwidePunomenon "axe"]] [[DeusExMachina machina]] at the end]] made me both laugh and sob). Seriously, it was wonderful.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4967902/1/Status_Quo_Ante_Bellum Status Quo Ante Bellum]]'' by Novelist Pup
* Recommended by ClandestineClear
* ''Pairing(s)'': Austria/Hungary/Prussia, mentions of Germany/Italy, Sweden/Finland
* ''Synopsis'': AU: Elizaveta clearly despised everything vaguely relating to Gilbert of the Pretend Prussian Race--except for his younger brother, who was the only exception. It did not help that Gilbert existed.
* ''Comments'': One of the funniest college [[AlternateUniverse AUs]] I've read. The fic is well written and everybody is characterized so quirkily and enjoyable that they really fit into such an [[AlternateUniverse AU]]. Lots of [[HilarityEnsues hilarity ensues]]. The other pieces in this author's college [[AlternateUniverse AUs]] are also recommended.
** reaperangelique: Seconded so hard. I was in hysterics by the end, and the Frying Pangle is beautifully characterised.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5319874/1/Discovering_Ludwig/ Discovering Ludwig]]'' by [=SpeakingThroughWrittenWords=] (Hinted Slash, sort of a darkfic)
* Recommended by CheshireGrinne
* ''Pairing(s)'': Austria/Hungary, [=GerIta=], hinted America/Japan (?), UK/France, Spain/Romano
* ''Synopsis'': Author's synopsis: "When Germany starts another World War, everyone has enough. Stripped down, remade, this is the story of New Germany. Starting from scratch, being raised by a new Austro-Hungarian alliance, about to meet Italy – who will turn his world upside down."
* ''Comments'': Lovely story. Keeps you guessing as to what happened, revealing little by little the truth of what ''really'' happened to Germany. It's absolutely heartbreaking seeing how our beloved nations have suffered from the mysterious war. Oh, and on a side-note: really I put it under SlashFic just to be safe. If anyone feels it can be moved, please do so.
** BombayKitten: I can't second the rec - the style of "accent" the author's chosen for Germany and Prussia is just egregious and barely readable. The story itself is decent, more or less, apart from some choppy writing, but the accent ruined it for me.
*** I agree. I hate it when heavy accents are added (unless it's canon, like Sweden's mumbling) and the writing of the story wasn't the best I've seen. I dropped it after the first chapter and don't believe it deserves a recommendation.
**** Each to their own, right? I liked it, but if you don't like accents I get it. Just don't read if you don't like accents, it's not necessary to dis the fic just because you don't like one thing.

''SPOILER: He's not an only child'' ([[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/6850.html?thread=8923330#t8923330 Part One]], [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/9482.html?thread=11391242#t11391242 Part Two]], [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/10456.html?thread=18161368#t18161368 Part Three]]) by Anonymous
* Recommended by Mel
* ''Pairing(s)'': France/England, France/OC
* ''Synopsis'': Alfred and Matthew discover they're twins upon meeting at summer camp. They try to get their parents (aka Arthur and Francis) back together by switching places a la {{The Parent Trap}}. Hijinks and one heck of an emotional roller coaster ensue.
* ''Comments'': Wonderful story with gorgeous characterization. It goes from silly moments like Gilbert attempting to interrogate Alfred to emotional stingers like Francis and Arthur's confrontation scene, all perfectly in character. If anything, read it for Gilbert. The author writes an awesome Gilbert. Not finished yet.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5406725/1/Two_Ways_About_It Two Ways About It]]'' by VIII of XIII
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': Spain/Romano with America/England at the end and a Greece/Japan omake.
* ''Synopsis'': In which Romano sucks at accepting marriage proposals, Spain comes up against the dreaded "no sex allowed until marriage" rule, and England takes it on himself to lend a helping hand to rectify this.
* ''Comments'': The author says on her LJ that it took her months to write this fic, and it shows. Not only is it long, but it's a rare case where the quality matches the quantity. The most outstanding thing about the fic is the multi-layered characterization of just about every main character, Spain and Romano in particular, in ways that hint at HiddenDepths without compromising their canon characters. The second most outstanding thing would have to be how it manages to incorporate fluff, angst, humor, and smut for Spain/Romano without ever feeling choppy or forced. And did I mention that the secondary pairings are just as well-written as the main one despite not having as much page time? Or that England is a gigantic CovertPervert here who gets some of the best lines? Because he totally is.

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/usxuk/26251.html#cutid1 The Anglo-American Commemerative Celebration That Was In No Way An Anniversary]]'' by Voicekitten
* Recommended by ClandestineClear
* ''Pairing(s)'': America/England
* ''Synopsis'': America and England celebrate the founding of Jamestown. England refuses to call it an anniversary, because ''it isn't one, dammit''. [[EveryoneCanSeeIt Everybody else just snerks]].
* ''Comments'': This fic balances funny and lighthearted (see England's denial) and philosophical and profound wonderfully well, and everything is written beautifully. America also gets a chance to showcase his rarely-revealed 'thoughtful' side, which is always win, and seeing his concern for England really makes you go 'awww'. And then maybe grin a little bit at the ''very'' subtly implied [[DidYouJustHaveSex sexytiems]].

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5200757/1/Dusk_Run Dusk Run]]'' by Anti-Logic
* Recommended by chibiaries
* ''Pairing'': Germany/N.Italy
* ''Synopsis'':The title explains it all.
* ''Comments'': The romance in the story is barely there--you have to squint to see it. Germany and Italy are wonderfully in character, and the author is a master of saying much in few words. A refreshingly short and sweet piece.

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia/4922558.html Buttsex: The Musical]]'' by kaasen
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairings'': [[DesignatedVictim America/England]], [[StockholmShnozzing Russia/Lithuania]], [[TheMasochismTango Spain/Romano]], [[MisterSeahorse Sweden/Finland]], [[AuthorVocabularyCalendar Germany/Italy]], [[PairTheSpares France/]][[BiggusDickus Prussia]]
* ''Synopsis'': A parody of Hetalia fanfic cliches that starts with America [[RoomShuffle deciding]] that every nation at the meeting (those who matter, anyway) should spend a metaphorical hour in the closet with someone they have sexual tension with. True to the title, [[HilarityEnsues buttsex ensues]] and [[IKEAErotica it's]] [[BlatantLies really sexy to read]].
* ''Comments'': The best kind of parody that's a riot to read because the things it skewers are all too true and common. Any Hetalia fan should seriously read this, [[strike:even]] ''especially'' if they're a fan of one of the pairings being made fun of - I cracked up the most at America and England's section, and they're my {{OTP}}!
** One small problem with it though--you need to be a member of LiveJournal to read, so if not, you're out of luck.
** Here's the [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6452838/1/Buttsex_The_Musical fanfiction.net version]].
''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/11411.html?thread=23778195#t23778195 The Little Things]]'' by Anonymous
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing'': Greece/Japan
* ''Synopsis'': Greece and Japan aren't the kind of couple who express their affection through [[SlapSlapKiss bickering]] or [[SickeninglySweethearts sappy declarations of undying love]]; it's the little things that make them what they are.
* ''Comments'': Perfectly captures the subtle, quiet warmth of the Greece/Japan pairing and how "[[HappilyMarried stable, content, non-argumentative couple]]" does not necessarily equate "boring." Greece and Japan have their own distinct personalities in spite of their subdued natures, the romantic scenes between them are fluffy and 'aww'-inducing without ever becoming maudlin, and every single part (with the possible exception of the eighth one, and even then it's their relationship that helps temper the angst) just leaves you in a good mood after reading it without ever feeling repetitive.
** ETA: The author has deanoned as [=Seena58=] and she's posted the first twelve parts on [[http://community.livejournal.com/delusionsoflife/tag/title:%20the%20little%20things her writing journal]] with hopefully more to come.


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5510071/1/You_and_I_will_Fall_in_Love You and I will Fall in Love]]'' by Shatterdoll
* Recommended by {{Koneko_Otome}}, {{Lequinni}}
* ''Pairing'': Russia/America, mentions of Germany/Italy, [[IncestIsRelative Prussia/Germany]] and one-sided UK/US
* ''Synopsis '': Much to America's horror, Russia decides that the two of them are going to fall in love. And the more he fights it the stronger Russia's [[MindRape determination]] is to woo him, even if it means taking drastic measures...
* ''Comments'': The genre titles LIE TO YOU. It calls itself a romantic comedy, I call it a psychological thriller. It takes an interesting perception of the Russia courting America theme, minus the fluff and [[HilarityEnsues comedy]] adds the {{Yandere}} factor of Russia and remembers that America is supposed to afraid of Russia. And how their "courtship" might go down and how would the world react to the supposed "secret alliance" of Russia and the U.S. To goes from cute to downright wondering why doesn't anyone try to help [[CassandraTruth America]] to sexy to dark. My only complaint that America acts a bit OOC sometimes and it's written in the present tense, but otherwise a great read.
** {{Lequinni}}: Seconded. The tense choice is unusual, but adds to the narrative tension. In recent chapters, it has been revealed that Russia's actions are in fact [[spoiler: born from him trying to overcome his loneliness by crafting a romantic interest and an ideal relationship by the book, but because of him not knowing about WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove, he try all LoveTropes known by men after giving them a {{Yandere}} bath]]. If something, it makes his actions simultaneously more pathetic and more creepy.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5332871/1/Echo Echo]]'' by [=StarsOfYaoi=] (slash, HurtComfortFic / DarkFic, ends with omake-lemon)
* Recommended by Anonymous
* ''Pairing'': Germany/Italy.
* ''Synopsis '': Historically-wise, from the end of WWII through to the fall of Berlin's Wall, complementary with Italy comforting Germany, and a sweet ending.
* ''Comments'': Reading it, it makes Germany/Italy feel so much [[OfficialCouple canon]], and takes a lot of [[ShownTheirWork historical events as background for the story]] (such as [[spoiler: Prussia jumping from one side of the Wall to the other just to get a ruse out of the Government, leading the people who actually did it for real]], or regarding to how [[spoiler: the winning nations dealt with Crime War Criminals]]) Characterization is quite good, I would have liked this one-shot to be a longer fanfic, though.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5561765/1/Desaparicion Desaparicion]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5587911/1/Leunung Leunung]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5677141/1/Rivalry Rivalry]][[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5810547/1/Changement Changement]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5987500/1/Galehus Galehus]] '' by Black.Rose.Authoress
* Recommended by {{Tropers/RainKrystal}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': Spain/Romano, Germany/Italy, America/England, Prussia/Canada, Denmark/Norway
* ''Synopsis '': [[FanNickname The bad touch trio]] decide to do some matchmaking between certain Nations, and France takes to this like a true ChessMaster as he executes plans to bring togther certain pairs.
* ''Comments'': Well done, and all the involved characters stay IC. Also, this is wonderful for a laugh.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5157832/1/Birthday_Present_series_I_Unwrapped Birthday Present Series]]'' by [=Deep Rain=]
* Recommended by {{Yuurei}}
* ''Pairing'': Sweden/Finland, America/England.
* ''Synopsis '': On the birthday of more than one nation, France plays matchmaker with a level of deviousness that would make a [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] cry with pride.
* ''Comments'': Both of the one-shots in this series are just hilarious and simultaneously sweet at the same time-all in a way that's true to character. France being himself keeps things from getting too sappy, and the happy resolutions are refreshingly well-done. Deep Rain has done a great job here, and I'm hoping the rec will result in more chapters being added for additional couples.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5438618/1/The_Court_of_Bones The Court of Bones]]'' by All the Difference
* Recommended by chibiaries
* ''Pairing'': Germany/Italy, Spain/S.Italy, Russia/China, hints of America/England
* ''Warnings'': It is rated M, but so far, it's more like a high-ish T (the author did say it would be M later). There is slash (nothing explicit) and some violence in there, but not so much that it would scare that many readers off.
* ''Synopsis'':It's Axis Powers Hetalia in the [[RecycledINSPACE world of the Mafia]]. The Italy twins at the center of a web of blood and deceit;Grandpa Rome attempts to shield them from mob activities as much as he can. A mesmerizing tale of secrets and lies gradually unravels.
* ''Comments'': The author has a gift for natural-sounding dialogue and characterization, and the story has an excellent kind of cat-and-mouse tension running throughout. An excellent read with a splash of [[DarkerandEdgier Darker and Edgier]] for taste.

''Here I am'' by Anonymous
[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/10456.html?thread=24677080#t24677080 Part I]]
[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/11813.html?thread=30182181#t30182181 Part II]]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/RainKrystal}}
* ''Pairing'': America//England
* ''Synopsis'': From the kink meme, it's a hypothetical situation involving an AU in which England and America are human, and in a [[HappilyMarried stable relatioship.]] The story starts when the England from the AU switches places with the England from the ''Hetalia'' verse, and how all involved parties deal with their lives being rearranged.
* ''Comments'': Anon does a good job of keeping everyone IC, and the AU versions of America and England don't come off as [[FixerSue fixer sues]] at all, which is nice and surprising thing to see in a work where they start with an established relationship. A realistic look at a "what-if" scenario for what America and England would be like together, and how they would have changed each other.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5678331/1/Treatment Treatment]] by Chalupakabra (AU, work in progress)
* Recommended by Ardis
* ''Pairing'': Sweden/Finland
* ''Synopsis'': To borrow the author's own summary: ''Tino is a young student majoring in psychology, well known for being kind and eager to help others sort out their issues, but less well known for his habit of profiling "patients" on campus. His therapist's eye has fixed on Berwald, but will he be the one who ends up on the couch?''
* ''Comments'': This has to be the sweetest and funniest [=SuFin=] AU I've read. Or just the sweetest and funniest [=SuFin=] I've read, period. Everyone stays nicely in character, it has some absolutely excellent humour, and it keeps well to both Hetalia canon and real world history without being extremely obvious about it. Definitely worth the read.

[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/3274.html?thread=2729674#t2729674 Heterosexual Life Partners and Beyond]] by Anonymous
* Recommended by {{Unknown Troper}}
* ''Pairing'': Poland/Lithuania
* ''Synopsis'': The other nations discuss Poland and Lithuania's... ambiguous relationship, and end up in a very amusing argument over whether or not the two nations are more than good friends.
* ''Comments'': This fic is absolutely amazing. Most of the nations have at least one line, and not one of them is out of character in the slightest. Russia especially makes me smile. The whole thing is absolutely hilarious. Not to mention the title's obvious reference to TV Tropes. If you love ensemble witty banter sessions, this fic is definitely for you!
** Seconded by this troper. It was the first kink meme post I had read, and now I'm addicted.


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5676906/1/bLet_b_bMe_b_Be_bYour_b_bSavior_b Let Me Be Your Savior]]'' by LightofaThousandSuns
* Recommended by Anonymous
* Pairings: N. Italy/Germany, One-sided S. Italy/N. Italy
* ''Synopsis'': AU. Priest Feliciano, 23 years old, is suffering,and needs saving. And though he cannot see it, a male prostitute named Ludwig, from Germany, will show him the truth--that both men need saviors.
* ''Comments'': Italy (or rather, Feliciano) is a good hearted, pasta loving priest. His brother, Lovino, is a priest too, but more of one of the creepy ones you hear about in the news that no one likes. Ludwig is a prostitute that gets beaten up on a regular basis. He's saved one night, when he passes out upon the steps of a church in a small Italian village one night, beaten up and exhausted.
** This is a very well written story, which is sad and adorable at the same time, and makes you want to rip Lovino's guts out with a rusty spork. There's rape, so if that makes you sqeamish, don't read it (or just skip over it). It's very heartbreaking. For all it's depressing qualities and darkness, it's very, very good and very deep and imaginative.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6073627/1/finding_my_way_through_the_dark finding my way through the dark]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1139361/weighed_and_measured weighed and measured]]
* Recommended by Solandra
* ''Pairing'': Greece/Japan
* ''Synopsis'': The transition between friends to lovers for Japan and Greece, and the peace and turmoil that come along with it.
* ''Comments'': This may not have been written by the same author of ''The Little Things'' (recced above), but it's just as effective, if not more, in capturing the quiet, dreamy tone that fits this couple so well. And while Japan and Greece are well on their way to being HappilyMarried here, the author keeps their relationship realistic by showing how, for all their compatibility, they'd still have a couple of all-too-human feelings and issues to work out (not to mention Greece's current financial state) while at the same time never losing the {{WAFF}} undercurrent that leaves you feeling warm all over after reading about them. (And if you like this fic, the author has written other, equally sweet fics for Greece/Japan and France/Canada.)

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5450852/1/Looking_Through_a_Kaleidoscope Looking Through a Kaleidoscope]]'' by Lucky-Angel135 (AU,{{Slash}}, AlternateCharacterInterpretation, DysfunctionJunction, can be considered something of a DarkFic)
* Recommended by Flametail von Karma
* ''Pairing'': America/England, America/Russia, England/Japan, Hungary/Prussia... screw it, it's impossible to predict who'll end up with whom
* ''Synopsis'': Arthur is just a regular guy with a star-studded crush on a certain American singer. Too bad that singer's Russian partner is always ruining the lovely music videos. Invited backstage to one of their concerts, what is poor Arthur to do?
* ''Comments'': Unsurprisingly, as it's by one of the authors of ''Seven Little Killers'', this fic is brilliant. It's alternately dark and funny and heartwarming [[MoodWhiplash until you're not sure whether to laugh or cry]], and it ''works''. The characterization is beautiful; the author somehow manages to make the characters her own whilst keeping them true to their personalities. If she can make you feel sorry enough for Russia to want him to end up with America in a fic clearly marked with characters America and England, want Japan to have his crush on England requited, hopefully boosting his self-esteem, ''and'' be confused as to whether England would be better for Russia or America, she must have done ''something'' right. Well worth the length of time it may take you to finish.
* This Troper disagrees. When I was reading this fic I couldn't help but think that even the authors themselves don't know how it is going to end and just make it up as they go. And this is one of the biggest no-no's for me, because of the risk that the plot will get derailed and the authors will forget what story they wanted to tell in the first place. But if one doesn't mind it, I guess this fic might be quite enjoyable...
** Not to mention the characterization; [[RontheDeathEater Alfred has been derailed into a completely unlikable asshole.]] There are far too many Hetalia character cameos cluttering the story up, the plot would have been much smoother with a more sensible cast. And they started the story off categorizing it as and implying it to be USUK, which would get them a hefty amount of readers. Then they killed off the possibility of that happening. Then they kept implying that it could happen, even when it was obvious it couldn't, presumably to keep that pairing's fans from abandoning the story. And even told USUK fans to tell them how it could still work. It just seems like a dishonest and kind of cruel way to keep readers and get reviews, and this troper wasn't even rooting for that pairing.
** I am afraid this troper has some issues here, both with these comments and the ones below. USUK is still a perfectly plausible pairing, Word of God in the latest chapter. I quote, '...believe it or not, USUK is still a viable option.' As well as that, Alfred's being a jerk was completely understandable during the circumstances. Things were not going well for him at all. Though it is true that it is not planned out from start to finish, and this may or may not lessen the quality of the fanfiction, it is still a heartwrenching story with an amazing plot so far. I have enjoyed it immensely so far, and I have faith in the authors that the quality of their work will not fade.
* From the word of God, the only certainties are that it won't be USUK, and there will be Prussia/Hungary.
** Which stirred this troper up. Changing [[RontheDeathEater Alfred into an unlikeable character]] where Arthur has to run to someone else is annoying. Add the fact that she recently decided it would not be US/UK after baiting many readers, I would not recommend this.
*** According to the author's DeviantArt account, she accidently deleted the entire story and she doesn't have the chapters anymore. She said she would send the ending to anyone who is curious.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5664054/1/Giving_In Giving In]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/793157/Artificial_Starlight Artificial Starlight]]
* Recommended by Anonymous seconded by MetanteiTriforce and also by {{Tropers/AlmaKarma}}
* ''Characters/Pairing'': Canada/Russia, Ukraine, Belarus
* ''Synopsis'': Besides their climate, Canada and Russia didn't think they'd have anything in common; they didn't care enough to find out. However, during this meeting, perhaps they'll get a chance and hopefully the experience will change them for the better.
* ''Comments'': I think this was one of the best, multi-chaptered Canada/Russia stories I have ever read. The characterization of Canada and Russia were both well-developed and continue to be [[CharacterDevelopment developed.]] Matthew is not a SympatheticSue nor is he a complete DeadpanSnarker who snarks every line. Instead, he is a perfect mixture of both, with even hints of being a bit like Alfred, mischievous and daring. And Russia is portrayed sympathetically and yet, there are many dark stains in his past where he had hurt others and himself including. The relationship between the two of them was simply amazing, as it builds up slowly and is never rushed. Russia is beginning to let go of the hate he carried for himself and becoming more comfortable in his own skin. And Canada never tried to force Russia to talk, but rather encourages him to let go of his self-hate and getting Russia to open up little by little. And with each chapter, we can see that secretly Russia is appreciating what Canada is doing and Canada is just happy that he was able to help.
** Seconded so hard. The relationships are realistic and great, and on top of that a high-tension plot just got introduced. One of the best fics I ever read.
*** I third this. It's such a nice story, and a bit of an adventure. The plot is great, the characterization and writing are top-notch. On top of that, the group on facebook is just fun to be in. The history parts are nice, and you'd never know the author had a hard time due to the controversy of another one of her now deleted stories. This is, in my overly sappy opinion, one of the best RusCan, if not Hetalia or in general, fanfics out there.

''Superheroic'' by Anonymous ([[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/10456.html?thread=18559192#t18559192 Parts 1-10]], [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/15769.html?thread=45750937#t45750937 Parts 11-18]], and [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/17465.html?thread=51196729#t51196729 Parts 19-22]])
* Recommended by Solandra
* ''Pairing'': Spain/Romano
* ''Synopsis'': Romano learns about The Conquistador, a [[strike:devastatingly sexy]] ''interesting'' superhero in Spain's land. Fanclub, RescueRomance, supervillain, and [[TwoPersonLoveTriangle love triangle]] shenanigans ensue.
* ''Comments'': The anon author has a wonderfully witty writing style that's an absolute delight to read and is
* ''Comments'': The anon author has a wonderfully witty writing style that's an absolute delight to read and is perfect in milking the prompt/premise for all the comedy it's worth. Spain and Romano are so IC it hurts (if only because you'll be laughing yourself sick), other characters have equally IC and awesome cameos, and Prussia's role is, well, awesome in the way only he can make it be. Plus, when a fill inspires many readers to do fanarts for it, you know it has to be doing ''something'' right. Something very, ''very'' right. (Now complete!)
** Rerieth: Seconded like you would not believe. Prussia's [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain Most Definitely A Villain]] moments were the funniest things I've read in a while.
** Thirded. Dear God, this had me in hysterics the entire time.

''[[http://ghostofthemotif.livejournal.com/10949.html The Full Monty]]'' by ghostofthemotif
* Recommended by Solandra
* ''Pairing'': England/Japan, brief mention of America/Russia
* ''Synopsis'': England and Japan, after fleeing the mob, catch up on things and England makes sure to educate Japan on Monty Python after learning to his horror that the other nation has never heard of them.
* ''Comments'': Let me say it upfront: I'm a huge Greece/Japan fangirl (big surprise there, huh?) who has a hard time imagining Japan with anyone else (with the possible exception of America), and England/Japan in particular is just one of those ships I can't quite get into even when I try. That said, ''this'' fic is one of the very few England/Japan works, if not the only one, that halfway convinced me of the potential for genuine more-than-friends sparks between these two. Both characters are characterized well (i.e. no {{BastardBoyfriend}}!England or Passive{{Uke}}!Japan here), their interactions have a subtle depth and warmth to them that the usual "we both like tea and kinky sex" or "we're just LonelyTogether" fare lacks, and their potentially-more-than-friends relationship never feels forced or artificial. And hey, if someone like me with obvious shipping biases was able to enjoy this fic in spite of them, that should bode well for others inclined toward liking this ship in the first place. (Also, I felt kinda guilty for all the Greece/Japan recs on here and wanted to even out the score a bit.)

[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/16221.html?thread=44855645#t44855645 Alegria]] By Anonymous
* Recommended by Fade (I need a Troper page, OTL)
* ''Pairing'': France/Fem!America
* ''Synopsis'': It's a medieval/Dark!fairytale AU in which a Female version of America is the daughter of the insane and ambitious Lord Oranbega, who decides to propagate a rumor that his daughter was touched by a demon and can only be freed by becoming pregnant. Enter Prince Francis, from the kingdom of Sanguenay, in Lord Oranbega's lands for unknown business, who's empathy allows him to see past the rumors and to the truth of Alice's situation...
* ''Comments'': It's a Work in progress, with implications of rape and... well, honestly? despite only being updated twice so far, it's hard not to describe it as free crack that shatters your heart and promises to build you a new one in a single breath. It's perhaps shy of ''Awakening'' (The fic where the North America Twins are tortured by Mengele) for levels of pure heartbreaking, but it promises an emotional ride delivered with the same levels of finesse.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5875871/1/That_Song_Called_Love That Song Called Love]] By [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1420545/LaurelNymph LaurelNymph]]
* Recommended by Anonymous
* ''Pairing'': Prussia/Cananda (Yes, they've taken over, but if any fic deserves to be rec-ed, it's this one), other pairings float around.
* ''Synopsis'': (Official author's summary) Matthew had always resigned himself to a fate of musical obscurity on a supporting instrument, but after meeting an ex-delinquent named Gilbert, he just might take fate into his own hands and take the lead. High School AU, Prucan, w/other minor pairings. (Reader's Summary) An AU set somewhere in a slight conservative pocket of Southern California, Matthew is a bassist for a band he doesn't want to be in, and plays the violin on the side. Enter Gilbert, rich-kid troublemaker extraordinaire, and you've got a quite lovely story of self-discovery, bittersweet moments, acceptance, and (for once!) actual issues faced by actual gay couples in the actual world.
* ''Comments'': While at first glance it might seem like just another PruCan where Gilbert acts like some sort of emotional crutch for a Woobie-fied Matthew, the actual story is much deeper than that. The two take their time to genuinely fall in love, they struggle with their families, and the ending is amazing, if kind of bittersweet. Actual story is complete, but the author has published an epilogue and an Omake, plus she is planning for other Omake. You can't get more fluff out of a non-PWP even if you tried, and this is one of the absolute best PruCan out there.
** Seconded to this troper.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5873362/1/Of_Fire_and_Ice Of Fire and Ice]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/876270/fanciful_thoughts fanciful.thoughts]]
* Recommended by Anonymous and the serial typist
* ''Pairings'': Spain/Belarus, with onesided Russia/Belarus and Romano/Spain
* ''Synopsis'': Belarus is rejected by Russia once again. Spain witnesses this and makes friendly conversation with her. Eventually, this leads to an unexpected romance, making Romano and Russia realize their feelings for their lovers. Romano accepts Spain's relationship more-or-less quietly; Russia does not. The two's relationship could begin World War III - Russia wants his sister, and Spain refuses to back down.
* ''Comments'': This is a wonderful fic that explores the possibilities of an unlikely pairing and makes it work. The author is amazing, with her ability to develop the relationships and personalities of the characters so effortlessly, and she'll have you hooked right from the beginning. None of the characters - no, not even Russia, who tends to be Flanderized into a coldhearted jerkass when portrayed as the...antagonist, so to speak; nor Romano, who is turned into a whiny brat with an abrasive, abusive personality when not paired with Spain (and sometimes even then) - are shown in a completely harsh way, with believable personalities and a relatively positive side to them. Overall, this would be something you should read if you have the time. Also, Spain and Belarus are adorable together.
* Seconded. The author is slow to update but the content is worth it.

[[http://sakuratsukikage.livejournal.com/67897.html#cutid1 Above the Clouds, the Sky is Always Blue]] by [[http://sakuratsukikage.livejournal.com/ sakuratsukikage]]
* Recommended by Anonymous
* ''Pairings'': Denmark/Norway.
* ''Synopsis'': It's Denmark's birthday, and he receives an unexpected gift from Norway.
* ''Comments'': Short, sweet, and fluffy, not to mention incredibly well written. There are lots of great little cultural bits in here, and the characterization is just spot on (which is reaaaaaally rare for this pairing.) Just read it. It will make you happy!

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6329376/1/Knotted_Flags Knotted Flags]]'' by Signingupforporn.
* Recommended by Anonymous
* ''Pairings'': Germany/Italy
* ''Synopsis'': Italy is pregnant with Germany's baby, but Russia is out for revenge after Italy harmed one of his precious Sunflowers, ItGetsWorse but is BetterThanItSounds.
* ''Comments'': Where, to start with this. It starts off like a regular Mpreg fic, light soft and fluffy, but the later chapters can range from creepy to downright depressing. It is VERY well written, the characterisation is exellent on despite a little bit of OOC or {{Flanderization}} and Russia as an insane CompleteMonster out for revenge just ''works'' in this story. When he crosses the MoralEventHorizon, you just can't forgive him and you don't feel sorry when [[spoiler: Japan pops a Cap through his throat]]. Prussia in the fic is absolutely hilarious, though that doesn't prevent the last Few chapters from being one emotional punch to the gut after another. The Ending is [[BittersweetEnding Bittersweet]] that is slighty heaver on the bitter. This is the only Fanfic to make me cry as of yet.
** Thankfully, fans who couldn't stand for the ending have an alternate ending, which is much happier than the original TearJerker.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5232394/1/On_The_Bound On The Bound]]'' by tatterdemalion (Slash)
* Recommended by Jesajew
* ''Pairings'': Matthew/Francis, Alfred/Arthur, one-sided Ivan/Matthew, Roderich/Elizaveta, one-sided Gilbert/Roderich, Sweden/Finland, Ludwig/Feliciano; other pairings mentioned/shown briefly.
* ''Synopsis'': Matthew Williams doesn't know what to expect when his brother contacts him for the first time in years. But he quickly finds himself drawn into a plot to steal seventy million dollars worth of artefacts from a very rich Frenchman. Unfortunately, no one told Matt about how...persuasive the Frenchman could be.
* ''Comments'': Fun from start to finish, On The Bound is an enjoyable mix of hilarious, suspenseful, heartwarming, and sexy.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6421381/1/Nightingale Nightingale]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/748687/Mitsukai_Mizu_Amaya Mitsukai Mizu Amaya]]
* Recommended by chibiaries
* ''Pairings'':Insane!Francis/Seychelles
* ''Synopsis'': He wasn't Francis Bonnefoy, the country of France, anymore. He was the French Empire. The passionate, ruthless, terrible, beautiful French Empire.
* ''Comments'': Has quite a bit of angst so far from the opening chapters, but provides an interesting take on a Dark!French Empire!France and something called the 'Insanity', which refers to periods of heavy fighting or tragedy that countries go through. Worth a look, and is quite unlike the few France/Seychelles fics that are out there.
** Can't second the rec. I ''love'' France/Seychelles but the writing here is mediocre, the story is all over the place, it has completely out of place bits of GratitiousJapanese and other languages appear google-translated. Overall it's not a pleasant reading experience.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6478683/1/In_America In America]]''
* Recommended by Mez
* ''Pairings'': America/Australia
* ''Synopsis'': Australia goes over to America's house for a visit.
* ''Comments'': This is, without a doubt, the funniest and most filled-with-crack fic I have ever read. It is so beautiful tears shall pour out from your eyes like gushing fountains of love in recognition of this godlike author.
** [[Tropers/PippingFool This Troper]] seconds this rec. This along with the above mentioned ''Buttsex: The Musical'' and the [[SoBadItsGood "works"]](really only two fics) [[StylisticSuck of]] [[TrollFic ImGonnaSassYouUp]] are the best Hetalia themed Parody Fics out there.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/16221.html?thread=48127069 Sign A New Agreement With iTunes]]'' by Anonymous
* Recommended by Archangelunmei
* ''Pairings'': France/England
* ''Synopsis'': After being roommates for years through squabbles and various SO's for both of them, a series of little things leads Francis and Arthur to realize that really, they've been dating for ''years''.
* ''Comments'': The writing style is poetic and descriptive, evoking lots of wonderful images, and the emotions are so well done. The gradual realizations that come over both of them feel very natural and real, and the fic will leave you with a major case of the warm fuzzies.
** Deanoned [[http://nuitdenovembre.livejournal.com/2322.html here]]

''[[http://stardropdream.livejournal.com/37037.html Highway Cloudbusting]]'' by [[http://stardropdream.livejournal.com/ stardropdream]]
* Recommended by K1M333
* ''Pairings'': England/America
* ''Synopsis'': Sick of politics and business as usual, England decides to indulge a rare moment of spontaneity and go on a roadtrip. He should have known that America would want to tag along. And they both should have known that the trip would set them down a path they couldn't turn away from. (Author's summary)
* ''Comments'': In my opinion, this story is a must for any USUK shipper who likes emotional stories. Firstly, the story itself is captivating. For 11 chapters, you follow England and America in their roadtrip as they try to come to terms with the feelings they harbour for each other. Expect funny bickering, sweet heart-to-heart moments and painful arguments, for a roller-coaster of emotions. Secondly, the characterisation is amazing. The author keeps in mind the flaws and qualities of the country personifications as well as their past histories, which renders them incredibly complex and lively. Thirdly, the writing is skillful and poignant, almost poetic in its style and its rhythm. You don't only read this story; you feel it too!
** Absolutely seconded. This fic is painfully in character, and avoids one of the pitfalls of most USUK fics, where America and England are suddenly together and everything is shiny awesome. The flaws are there, and relationship issues tend to be handled realistically, which is a lovely breath of fresh air.
** Third'd happily. The writing is smooth, and flows easily with the dialogue. The fact England's own side to the relationship is only ever implied and we never get to see inside his head as much as America's both detracts and adds to the story: on one hand you're not quite, 100%, entirely sure the attraction is mutual between them until near the end which can make the reader squirm, but on the other hand, it's the position America finds himself in, and really heightens the tension in the relationship. Since you don't quite (completely, entirely, 100%) have knowledge of England's feelings, you really follow America's dithering with worry, even when the implications are getting really obvious, you're still left feeling a bit terrified - much like America, who is very much the POV character. Excellent portrayal of butterfly nerves.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6175125/1/ World Wide Story]]'' by webcomix
* Recommended by lkmjr
* ''Pairings'': Spain/fem!Romano, implied fem!Italy/Germany, fem!Prussia/fem!Canada, England/Hong Kong, Hungary/Austria
* ''Synopsis'': Lovina Vargas was less than thrilled when she and her twin moved to a new city. What happens when her family convinces her to audition for the school musical? Rehearsals and romance, of course! (Author's summary)
* ''Comments'': A sweet GenderFlip HighSchoolAU centered around a production of ''WestSideStory'' with Lovina and Antonio playing the leads. The author clearly knows from experience what goes into a stage production, so everything – auditions, various kinds of rehearsals, etc. – are both very accurate and easy to understand even if you aren't familiar with theatrical productions. The characters are also wonderfully IC and her depictions of scenes from the musical, especially ones that involve dancing, make you feel as if you were there watching them.

''[[http://secretcurrents.livejournal.com/30255.html Love Will Find A Way]]'' by secretcurrents
* Recommended by lkmjr
* ''Pairings'': Alfred/Arthur (America/England), past Gilbert/Arthur (Prussia/England)
* ''Synopsis'': A series of stories about how a troubled delinquent and an overwhelmed student go from a dysfunctional sexual relationship to an awkward romance. (Author's summary)
* ''Comments'': A truly fantastic AU featuring Arthur as a delinquent and Alfred as a good student, beginning with an unhealthy sexual relationship in high school that gradually becomes a rocky romance that continues into Alfred's college years. This is not one of those stories where the perfect student "fixes" a delinquent with their love; Arthur tries to improve himself for Alfred's sake, but even after the two start dating and even living together there are still plenty of hurdles in their path, ranging from Alfred's disapproving parents to Arthur's own emotional barriers, and both of their insecurities. The couple has to struggle at times to stay together, but seeing them slowly work out their problems never ceases to be incredibly heartwarming.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5884664/1/Of_Silence_and_Thievery Silence and Thievery]]'' by Gecko Osco
* Recommended by GintaxAlvissforever
* ''Pairings'': America/England with minor Germany/Italy, Spain/Romano, Cuba/Canada, France/Seychelles and Poland/Lithuania
* ''Synopsis'': AU Arthur had a [[SuperPowerLottery voice]], [[CursedwithAwesome a good one]], but it's been stolen from him and he's prepared to do everything he can to get it back. Even traversing across the world with a bunch of lunatics who have a leader who just might be his hero after all. USUK, minor others.
* ''Comments'': Words cannot describe how amazing this story was written. The author has done a lot of research in terms of magic (based on character's personalities or they already had it in the actual series. Example is America has {{Super Strength}} like he does in the series. The Italy brothers have [[SuperpowerLottery extremely power energy magic]] passed down to them by Grampa Rome, etc.) The characters in the story are all well written. As suspected that Russia is the villain of this story. However, he falls into the {{Anti Villain}} category with his goals of a [[UtopiaJustifiestheMeans world of his vision]] and while he is describe liked a {{Complete Monster}} to the main characters (and some things he done like to the Italy brothers and Liechtenstein generally falls under the {{Moral Event Horizon}}), he really isn't and takes the {{Psychopathic Manchild}} trope up to what it's worth with heavy empathizes on the manchild apart as Russia clearly does not see the damage he is doing to the majority of the cast. Another thing that's well written is America and England's relationship. Its heavy on the {{Belligerent Sexual Tension}} part and just when they finally get together, things fall back right into it. The author seems to try and deconstruct this trope saying in her own words that the reason they hooked up fast ({{YMMV}} on that though) because everything happening around them is so fast and compared it to war time couples. As a result, it's very entertaining to see them interact and love each other one moment and then fighting the next. All in all a wonderful read that this troper thought was reading a strict from an adventure role playing game (but not written in that format mind you.)
** Absolutely seconded. This story is spectacular, keeping the action//fantasy from chapter one.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6490418/1/Solidarity Solidarity]]'' by Middle of Here
* Recommended by Statuess
* ''Pairings'': Lithuania/Poland main, mentions of Germany/Italy; America/England and hinted Russia/Lithuania
* ''Synopsis'': Feliks is the punching bag of the entire school, especially that boy who used to be his best friend. Where is that golden smile that used to be the best part of summer? (Author's Summary)
* ''Comments'': Still in progress and currently at six chapters, it's the little literary gems in this fanfic which make it such fun to read. The formatting isn't completely perfect, but certainly worth working through. Characterisation, for example the interactions between side-pairing Alfred and Arthur are spot on but the author's interpretation is refreshingly just a little deviant from the norm. Overall, I believe this story deserves much more attention than it has received so far.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6431766/1/Tub_Wars Tub Wars]]'' by Canadino
* Recomended by Dogtree103
* ''Pairings'': Denmark/Norway
* ''Synopsis'': Denmark finaly manages to get Norway to take a bath with him and ends up expressing his frustration over past events in a rather amusing way. (Not lemon)
* ''Comments'': Well written and entertaining to read. Both Norway and Denmark seemed vey much in character. It's quite short but manages to mix a good amount of humor and fluff without being cheesy.
** Agreed. The author has a lot of this kind of fanfics, but this is definitely one of my favorites.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6574857/1/If_Gravity_Pulled_You_Up If Gravity Pulled You Up]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2096859/Lost_Duck_Inc Lost Duck Inc.]]
* Recommended by Anony-mouse
* ''Pairings'': USUK
* ''Synopsis'': Alfred and Arthur celebrate Christmas. There are two parallel storylines; one allegorical and the other real.
* ''Comments'': Unique style of writing. The 'allegorical' plot is breathtaking, while in the actual plot, Arthur and Alfred are very well-characterised. Lost Duck Inc.'s other stories, such as [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5999714/1/The_Red_Road The Red Road]], are also recommended.

''[[http://counterheist.livejournal.com/23816.html Neighborhood Watch]]'' by counterheist
* Recommended by Anony-mouse
* ''Pairings'': Romano/Spain
* ''Synopsis'': From the kink meme. Lovino and Antonio live in the same neighborhood. They are strangers, single and interested... in each other. If only they could just talk like normal people. (Author's summary)
* ''Comments'': Great characterisation, hilarious, and might have your mouth hurt from grinning so much throughout and after reading the story. Also, bonus appearance by ''DATASS''.
** This made me cry laughing, no joke. Seconded like hell.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5961962/1/The_Triumph_of_Life The Triumph of Life]]'' by and a light

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[[folder: Shipping Fics Dark Fic ]]
''Stories focused on ''Let's face it, with a premise like [[AnthropomorphicPersonification that]], there's bound to be some dark fics running around. To avoid cluttering the romantic relationships between the cast.folder that does say "friendly relationships", they're all being put here.''

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7185260/1/AlHuriya Al-Huriya]]'' by [=ThisCouldTheoreticallyBeSparta=] (AU, sex, some politics, slice-of-life style.)
* Recommended by YourFormerSelf
* ''Pairings'': Egypt/Turkey, with some slight Spamano and Egypt/Greece on the side if you squint.
* ''Synopsis'': The Sultan of Al Yildiz is lost in the desert, and stumbles upon the oasis of Al-Huriya and its enigmatic guardian. As he recovers, he is taught humility, hard work, responsibility, respect-- and what it really means, to be free.
* ''Comments'': My synopsis doesn't do it justice. The writing style is gorgeous, the characters are well fleshed out no matter how short the appearance (unless they're unnamed, of course), and it just kept me from beginning to end-- I don't even like this genre most of the time (started 'cause I liked the title, kept reading 'cause I fell in love), and it still managed to hook me. Sadik and Gupta develop so wonderfully and slowly, and just... Al-Huriya is an oasis in the barren, fetid wasteland of Fanfiction.net. Let it be known.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6197028/1/A_is_For A is For]]'' by [=RobinRocks=] (slash, fairly explicit sex, occasional language, mentions of war)
* Recommended by ToThineOwnself
* ''Pairings'': Mainly US/UK, brief France/Canada and Russia/China. Other pairings mentioned late in the fic.
* ''Synopsis'': After an almost-too-perfect intimate experience, Alfred thinks he may (or may not) have heard Arthur call him “Alfie”, despite the fact that Arthur loathes silly little nicknames. Eager to hear it again (if he even heard it once), Alfred devises a plan to try and coax Arthur into uttering it again. Takes place in Great Britain, 1954 (for the most part).
* ''Comments'': The synopsis sounds simple, but the relationship between these two very different people that have fallen for each other is complex, certain to occasionally tug at the heartstrings, and often amuse. Arthur and Alfred conflict with each other time and time again, sometimes seriously, sometimes hilariously, but always in-character. The romance is skillfully seductive, sweet, or very often, both. Arthur can be an excellent tease, and Alfred can’t help himself from being bluntly sexy. Even when these two are being irritatingly stubborn (and are they ever sometimes!), it only compels the reader to just keep reading, eager to see what’s next. The historical information brings in a sense of realism; one can truly see the world these two live in. The author’s notes further explain bits of history referenced in the story, so it saves time looking it up on Google. As if the exceptional romance and historical accuracy weren’t enough, the language and descriptions are sumptuous. The environments, what Arthur and Alfred see through their own eyes, and the figures of speech are rich and full of life and originality. Overall, this is definitely recommended to any US/UK fan, especially those looking for a deeper look at this couple’s relationship, in between the amorous aspects and humor.

"[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6490944/1/Amore_Bello Amore Bello]]" by embracethepipe
* Recommended by Belladonna
* ''Pairings:'' Germany/Italy, main; smattering of other shippings.
* ''Synopsis:'' Germany appears to be pregnant; thus, Italy takes it upon himself to make the best light of the situation.
* ''Comments:'' A truly amazing read, Germany and Italy are given much depth in this. Although Italy's methods may be a bit unorthodox, I still found myself relating to both of the characters. I applaud. (Warnings, obviously, of mpreg, though it's incorporated so well into the story that I found myself with a sort of willing suspension of disbelief regarding it, if you will.)

"[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/12046.html?thread=27943950#t27943950 General Relativity]]" by Anonymous [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/11813.html?thread=36015653#t36015653 Part 11-16]] [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/15769.html?thread=39254937#t39254937 Part 17-123]] [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/17465.html?thread=51849273#t51849273 Part 123-167]] [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/18772.html?thread=63811412#t63811412 Part 168-203+]]
* Recommended by Aisling
* ''Pairings:'' Canada/America
* ''Synopsis:'' College AU featuring America as the dorky but lovable science teacher and Canada as the student with a crush on him. Also features Japan as Canada's roommate/childhood friend, Estonia and Korea as science nerds, France as Canada's slightly pervy mentor and England as the Dean.
* ''Comments:'' Easily the best Hetalia fanfic I've ever read. The writing style is beautiful, the characters are believable and the author doesn't rush the plot for the sake of porn. The budding relationship is developed slowly and carefully and it comes off as a lot more believable.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/16221.html?thread=48441693#t48441693 Don't Miss A Thing]]'' by Anonymous
* Recommended by Juice Box Hero
* ''Pairings:'' N. Italy/Finland
* ''Synopsis:'' Before/during WorldWarII, Finland gives Italy sniper training. BetterThanItSounds.
* ''Comments:'' Beautiful characterization. Italy's still {{Moe}} without coming off as incongruous to the fic's atmosphere, and some of his comments were so adorable this troper d'awwed loud enough for the entire house to hear. Finland was also a perfect mix of ColdSniper and FriendlySniper, and his [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant dark side]] did a good job to counteract the {{Ukefication}} he goes through in most fics.
-->''"Look, listen: I've heard that a good marksman, to get his target, has to project himself on it, so anytime you hit a target it's like you're shooting yourself a bit. So you don't get the target because you don't want to shoot yourself! That's a good thing!"''

-->''Veneziano's eyes are now wide open and fixed on Finland. "But you always hit the target!" ''

''[[http://myxxym.livejournal.com/3557.html#cutid1 Irregularity]]'' by marr-marr (Slash, of course, with some slight sexual themes.)
* Reccomended by Hokuto
* ''Pairing(s)'': Russia/America
* ''Sypnosis'': A fic focused on the tensions between Russia and America.
* ''Comments'': Very abstract and hints of a MindScrew, but other than that, takes a pairing I couldn't get at makes it ''amazing''. Also plays with the theme of smiling.

[[http://lenarix-klinde.livejournal.com/41246.html#cutid1 What the Heart Forgets]] by lenarix-klinde
* Recommended by mana001
* ''Pairing(s)'': France/England
* ''Synopsis'': What Arthur lost when he sacrificed himself to save the people beneath the Nations, and what he gained in return.
* ''Comments'': lenarix-klinde wrote several installments in ''this'' universe; all of which are wonderfully bittersweet.
** However, after InternetBackdraft that [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment shall not be recounted in detail here]], the author has either deleted or blocked access to almost all of her works, including this one.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5731362/1/ Here Comes the Candle]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/344070/ Mizu-Tenshi]] (also wrote [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5089305/1/ I Give to You the Sky]])
* Recommended by mana001
* ''Pairing(s)'': America/England
* ''Synopsis'': Due to financial difficulties, England becomes the 51st state of America yet neither are happy with the merger forced upon them. Between the need for forgiveness and the search for happiness, the irreparable happens.
* ''Comments'': Extremely heartbreaking.
** I second this, absolutely. The writing style, other than a few spelling errors, is ''beautiful.'' The interactions between the two are quite teakjerking, and the ending...oh, god...the ending...I'm a lover of heartbreaking stories who doesn't cry at ''anything,'' but this brought me to tears. All I can say is that I ''loved'' it.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4896923/1/You_Cant_Take_the_Sky_From_Me You Can't Take the Sky Away From Me]]'' by Haro (Slash, adventure, Steampunk AU)
* Reccomended by {{Orihime}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': America/England, Poland/Lithuania, others.
* ''Synopsis'': By the author: ''Ace Pilot America is on a mission for the World Military when a chance encounter with a group of Sky-Pirates leads him to team up with their captain, England, against [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld a malevolent group that wants to fill the sky with zeppelins]]''.
* ''Comments'': Since many of the ''APH'' shipping-related fics are angsty or MindScrew, having a fic that is somewhat LighterAndSofter is much needed. Great characterization, fun interaction... A must read if you want to smile a bit.
** Solandra: Seconded. The relationship progression between America and England is really well-done, taking the time to show them growing closer to each other and ''why'' they would be drawn to each other in the first place instead of just taking their BelligerentSexualTension for granted without any true development or exploration like many other America/England fics do. And while the Kosmider plot does take a while to get fully into gear, it's definitely heading there as of now (Ch. 26) and the author also takes the time to build up realistic character interactions and dynamics among the cast, especially with America and France, Canada, Japan, etc. My only real criticism is that the fic has suffered from multiple {{Schedule Slip}}s already, which makes me anxious about whether it will actually be completed or not (especially since all the characters haven't even been introduced yet as of this time in writing).
** And now it has its own [[YouCantTakeTheSkyAwayFromMe trope page.]]

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/4567.html?thread=6574551 Croatoan]]'' by Anonymous (Slash, action/adventure, crossover with ''{{xxxHoLic}}'', 73-chapter epic time devourer)
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': England/America, with references to Japan/Greece.
* ''Synopsis'': One Halloween, America disappears. One year later, England and Japan find out why: a malevolent fairy has brainwashed him, and they have to defeat her to be able to cleanse the mythical land of Croatoan and save America.
* ''Comments'': Contains ''numerous'' allusions to mythologies of all flavors and interweaves them in brilliant ways, not to mention the great interactions between England and Japan and the ''{{xxxHoLic}}'' immigrants. I don't know much about ''{{xxxHoLic}}'', but its characters seem to be very well-integrated into the story; one doesn't have to know about the other series to enjoy this fic (though it does help to have some background knowledge).

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/3274.html?thread=3701194#t3701194 Are You There God? It's Me, Canada]]'' by Anonymous (Slash, HighSchoolAU)
* Recommended by {{Solandra}} (yes, ''again''...I've been spending way too much time on the Hetalia Kink Meme.)
* ''Pairing(s)'': Canada/Poland (aka Matthew/Feliks), England/France
* ''Synopsis'': Matthew keeps a diary, and he has a ''lot'' to write about while dealing with the antics of his boisterous brother and meddling friends, the walls being far too thin to muffle the sounds of his fathers doing the nasty, and his [[DroppedABridgetOnHim spectactularly misinformed]] crush on the new student.
* ''Comments'': Contains privatelysnarky!Canada, dysfunctional family fun, awesome "deep" poetry, and skewering of that {{Emo}} phase every teenager goes through. If this fic doesn't get you to crack up laughing at least once, then you've misplaced your funny bone somewhere. And the CrackPairing? ''Totally'' works.
** RsS: Seconded. This one's a winner.
** Naganonamy: Gets [[BilingualBonus extra points]] for having the first six installments translated into Latin, and the first one additionally translated into Finnish and Welsh.
** Frada: Thirded(?) I loved this, and I don't even ship Poland/Canada!

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5401129/1/Jones_Paranormal_Investigation_Agency Jones Paranormal Investigation Agency]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2080277/Feux_Follets Feux Follets]] (Slash, Romance, Horror, Paranormal, AU)
* Reccomended by ThatStalkerChick
* ''Pairing(s)'': France/Canada, America/England, Russia/China
* ''Synopsis'': Matthew and his cousin, Arthur, travel to New York after a family friend had asked Arthur's father for help: to watch over his nephew who's apparently headstrong and a little careless. The nephew, Alfred Jones, runs his own Paranormal Investigation agency with the help of his comrades Francis, Ivan and Yao. With Matthew and Arthur joining the team, they investigate the strange phenomenon of the customers who come asking them for help.
* ''Comments'': A great read, especially if you're into the mystery/paranormal/psychic genre. It does have a large amount of focus on the romantic relationships between the characters, but it remains on topic, keeps up nicely with the plot and is exciting and fun to read.

''[[http://stardropdream.livejournal.com/16168.html Another Place to Fall]]'' by stardropdream (Warnings for mentions of war and explicit sex between two male nations)
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': Japan/Greece (in that order)
* ''Synopsis'': Japan visits Greece during World War II and the two have to confront how much things have changed between them and yet how much has remained the same despite it all.
* ''Comments'': The author has written several Greece/Japan fics, most of them fluffy and very good, but this one stands out as her most serious (and smutty) work featuring them. Her writing is rough in some places, but overall it's a beautifully written and satisfyingly long work. The sex takes up a large part of the story, but it doesn't feel like a {{PWP}} because the focus is on Greece and Japan's emotions, how close they still are in spite of war-related tensions, and the things left unsaid between the two. The characterizations in particular are excellent.

''Second Star to the Right'' ([[http://archosauria.livejournal.com/1734.html Part One]], [[http://archosauria.livejournal.com/2779.html Part Two]]) by archosaurus
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': America/England
* ''Synopsis'': America is set to fly on a space shuttle in an attempt to garner funding for NASA, and he talks England into coming with him too.
* ''Comments'': The first part of the fic is more an introduction; the second part is where the fic truly shines in emotion and heart. The space trip could have been used as just a plot gimmick, but it turns out to be much more than that here, as it becomes clear that the journeys America and England are embarking on aren't just physical ones. Both characters are superbly characterized (especially England, with all of his hidden emotions and insecurities) and there's a real, profound sense of bridging distances between the two at the climax that puts the 'heartwarming' in CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5063340/1/Outcast Outcast]]'' by Angelsaurus
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': Sweden/Finland, with mentions of Germany/Italy and America/England
* ''Synopsis'': Tino/Finland is accepted into the St. Hetalia Academy For Boys, a place he's never heard of before. Once he gets there, he finds himself inexorably drawn to the school outcast who is rumored to have a curse upon him.
* ''Comments'': What initially appears to be just another HighSchoolAU gradually becomes something much deeper and more original as it becomes clear that there's a ''lot'' more to the story than Finland and Sweden falling in love with each other (although the romance certainly isn't shortcharged either). The only complaint I have about this fic is that Finland falls in love with Sweden too quickly for my taste, but everything else -- the supporting characters, the development of Finland and Sweden's relationship beyond the LoveAtFirstSight stage, the surprising depth of the plot -- is brilliant.
** Seconded like hell, oh my God. I normally don't read first person point-of-view, but I really enjoyed hearing this from Finland's perspective—there were even some parts I pretty much forgot it was first person. I had thought about reading it a while ago but the prologue bored me to tears, so I let it go. I'm so happy that I decided to keep reading now because it was just... well, amazing. (I especially loved Denmark's characterization, though [[spoiler:he came off a bit [[RonTheDeathEater evil]]]] at first—his [[spoiler:[[DeusExMachina deus]] [[AWorldwidePunomenon "axe"]] [[DeusExMachina machina]] at the end]] made me both laugh and sob). Seriously, it was wonderful.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4967902/1/Status_Quo_Ante_Bellum Status Quo Ante Bellum]]'' by Novelist Pup
* Recommended by ClandestineClear
* ''Pairing(s)'': Austria/Hungary/Prussia, mentions of Germany/Italy, Sweden/Finland
* ''Synopsis'': AU: Elizaveta clearly despised everything vaguely relating to Gilbert of the Pretend Prussian Race--except for his younger brother, who was the only exception. It did not help that Gilbert existed.
* ''Comments'': One of the funniest college [[AlternateUniverse AUs]] I've read. The fic is well written and everybody is characterized so quirkily and enjoyable that they really fit into such an [[AlternateUniverse AU]]. Lots of [[HilarityEnsues hilarity ensues]]. The other pieces in this author's college [[AlternateUniverse AUs]] are also recommended.
** reaperangelique: Seconded so hard. I was in hysterics by the end, and the Frying Pangle is beautifully characterised.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5319874/1/Discovering_Ludwig/ Discovering Ludwig]]'' by [=SpeakingThroughWrittenWords=] (Hinted Slash, sort of a darkfic)
* Recommended by CheshireGrinne
* ''Pairing(s)'': Austria/Hungary, [=GerIta=], hinted America/Japan (?), UK/France, Spain/Romano
* ''Synopsis'': Author's synopsis: "When Germany starts another World War, everyone has enough. Stripped down, remade, this is the story of New Germany. Starting from scratch, being raised by a new Austro-Hungarian alliance, about to meet Italy – who will turn his world upside down."
* ''Comments'': Lovely story. Keeps you guessing as to what happened, revealing little by little the truth of what ''really'' happened to Germany. It's absolutely heartbreaking seeing how our beloved nations have suffered from the mysterious war. Oh, and on a side-note: really I put it under SlashFic just to be safe. If anyone feels it can be moved, please do so.
** BombayKitten: I can't second the rec - the style of "accent" the author's chosen for Germany and Prussia is just egregious and barely readable. The story itself is decent, more or less, apart from some choppy writing, but the accent ruined it for me.
*** I agree. I hate it when heavy accents are added (unless it's canon, like Sweden's mumbling) and the writing of the story wasn't the best I've seen. I dropped it after the first chapter and don't believe it deserves a recommendation.
**** Each to their own, right? I liked it, but if you don't like accents I get it. Just don't read if you don't like accents, it's not necessary to dis the fic just because you don't like one thing.

''SPOILER: He's not an only child'' ([[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/6850.html?thread=8923330#t8923330 Part One]], [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/9482.html?thread=11391242#t11391242 Part Two]], [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/10456.html?thread=18161368#t18161368 Part Three]]) by Anonymous
* Recommended by Mel
* ''Pairing(s)'': France/England, France/OC
* ''Synopsis'': Alfred and Matthew discover they're twins upon meeting at summer camp. They try to get their parents (aka Arthur and Francis) back together by switching places a la {{The Parent Trap}}. Hijinks and one heck of an emotional roller coaster ensue.
* ''Comments'': Wonderful story with gorgeous characterization. It goes from silly moments like Gilbert attempting to interrogate Alfred to emotional stingers like Francis and Arthur's confrontation scene, all perfectly in character. If anything, read it for Gilbert. The author writes an awesome Gilbert. Not finished yet.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5406725/1/Two_Ways_About_It Two Ways About It]]'' by VIII of XIII
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': Spain/Romano with America/England at the end and a Greece/Japan omake.
* ''Synopsis'': In which Romano sucks at accepting marriage proposals, Spain comes up against the dreaded "no sex allowed until marriage" rule, and England takes it on himself to lend a helping hand to rectify this.
* ''Comments'': The author says on her LJ that it took her months to write this fic, and it shows. Not only is it long, but it's a rare case where the quality matches the quantity. The most outstanding thing about the fic is the multi-layered characterization of just about every main character, Spain and Romano in particular, in ways that hint at HiddenDepths without compromising their canon characters. The second most outstanding thing would have to be how it manages to incorporate fluff, angst, humor, and smut for Spain/Romano without ever feeling choppy or forced. And did I mention that the secondary pairings are just as well-written as the main one despite not having as much page time? Or that England is a gigantic CovertPervert here who gets some of the best lines? Because he totally is.

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/usxuk/26251.html#cutid1 The Anglo-American Commemerative Celebration That Was In No Way An Anniversary]]'' com/all_he_ever/profile All He Ever Wanted]]'' by Voicekitten
lindensphinx, mithrigil, and puella_nerdii (with pinstripesuit as Minister of Propaganda) all of Livejournal (warning for BL and DarkFic)
* Recommended by ClandestineClear
* ''Pairing(s)'': America/England
{{Marionetta}} (yet again, sorry)
* ''Synopsis'': An AlternateHistory fic in which England never broke off his alliance with Japan, and America and England celebrate the founding of Jamestown. England refuses to call it an anniversary, because ''it isn't one, dammit''. [[EveryoneCanSeeIt Everybody else just snerks]].
became communist.
* ''Comments'': Just reading the alternate timeline in the first post can be frightening and chilling. It starts in 1923, the year in which the Anglo-Japanese Alliance would have been terminated, and ends in 1960, when America, allied with Russia against the rest of the world, finishes making the first atomic bomb. It's still in progress, and not being written in chronological order(the beginning and ending have been put in the same post). It looks like there will be some serious TearJerker. It also works as a reminder how all of this could have really happened.
** This Troper found ''[[http://community.livejournal.com/all_he_ever/1729.html The Seventh Door]],'' by mithrigil ([[CompleteMonster Prussia]], [[BrokenBird Hungary]], [[JamesBondage Austria]]--[[ScarpiaUltimatum warning]] [[IHaveYourWife for]] [[RapeAsDrama rape]]), especially distressing. The line "''Ungarn, Ungarn,'' do you hate me?" has freaked me out since I first read it. AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHY.
** {{Solandra}}:
This fic balances funny and lighthearted (see England's denial) and philosophical and profound wonderfully well, and everything is written beautifully. America also gets a chance to showcase his rarely-revealed 'thoughtful' side, which is always win, and seeing his concern for England really makes a LoveItOrHateIt one: either you think that it's a brilliantly clever, imaginative, and edgy ForWantOfANail fic, or you think that it goes ''way'' too far in its DarkerAndEdgier {{Alternative Character Interpretation}}s and eschews potentially complex characterization for pure shock value [[WriterOnBoard to make historical points]]. So YourMileageMayVary, of course. I personally love the prose and alternative historical timeline, but the reinterpretations of England, Japan, and Prussia reminding me too much of a [[RonTheDeathEater certain trope]] kept me from becoming fully immersed in it.
** (anon, sorry): Echoing Solandra's opinion, particularly about the issues with characterization. DarkerAndEdgier AlternativeCharacterInterpretation is in full effect, to the point where many characters are not even remotely similar to their canon counterparts (and in some characters' case, especially Prussia's, it does smell like [[that certain trope RonTheDeathEater]] and WriterOnBoard). YMMV on whether the story is better for it or not, but if
you go 'awww'. And then maybe grin a little bit at into this fic be prepared that it's more like an original story with original characters inspired by the ''very'' subtly implied [[DidYouJustHaveSex sexytiems]].

premise of ''Hetalia'' than a ''Hetalia'' fanfic.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5200757/1/Dusk_Run Dusk Run]]'' net/s/5073300/1/Seven_Little_Killers/ Seven Little Killers]]'' by Anti-Logic
Lucky-Angel135, a joint account between luckystars135 and Fallen Angel Wings (Slash, ''Explicit'' Violence, Character Death; in other words a pretty DarkFic)
* Recommended by chibiaries
CheshireGrinne
* ''Pairing'': Germany/N.Italy
* ''Synopsis'':The title explains
''Synopsis'': Nations are being murdered, and a group of mysterious masked killers is behind it. Their goal seems to be to plunge the world into chaos, but is it all.really? Who are these masked killers, and why are they really killing off nations?
* ''Comments'': A common premise usually carried out in an awful manner, the authors manage to change all that and provide a truly heart-wrenching and mind-grabbing work. This fic is full of psychological depth not often found in fanfiction. Sure to keep you guessing who the masked killers really are. And, if you’re anything like [[CheshireGrinne this Troper]], you will be so sucked into the plot that new chapters will fill you with dread at the thought of what could possibly happen, and who could possibly get hurt, next. And yet you won’t be able to stop reading.
* It’s unfortunate that recently, the writers announced the story’s being dropped. They’ve revealed one killer [[spoiler:Blue is actually both America and Canada]], but otherwise not much else has been revealed. This Troper read that and almost cried, ''especially'' since it ended on a freaking cliff-hanger involving [[spoiler:Russia waking up from his ''six month long'' coma and trying to talk with China, who's still stuck in a hallucination while being mentally tortured by [[BackFromTheDead Nussia]] and Yellow]].
** As that was revealed on April Fools Day, along with the dropping of another story that was proven to be a joke, it remains to be seen what's going on with this...
** It's being continued. Turns out it WAS just an April Fool's joke that went on a bit.
** This Troper was kind of let down by the fic. She expected it to be full-out gore, descriptions to keep you up at night, et cetera. (Masochism? What is this masochism you speak of?) And everyone holds it in such high standards, so she thought maybe the plot would be so incredibly captivating that once you start you can't stop reading it. The reality: the only death that made her cry was [[spoiler:Finland]]'s, and that was more because of [[spoiler:his message to Sweden]] than anything else. Quite honestly, she bored of the fic right before Yellow's arc, and hasn't caught up since. To each her own, but personally this Troper was in no way blown away by the fic.

* ''Comments'': The romance in *** [[ThatStalkerChick This troper]] believes this fanfiction deserves its own page, so, low and behold, [[SevenLittleKillers she made one]].
** This Troper has very mixed feelings about this fic. While
the story plot is barely there--you have to squint to see it. Germany complex and Italy are wonderfully in character, obviously very well-planned, the writing quality is definitely not great. On the one hand, when she first discovered it she read it through the entire night and bawled her eyes out many times. On the author is a master other hand, she still ended up getting tired of saying much in all the twists and turns and plot bunnies and ended up skipping quite a few words. chapters. A refreshingly short more recent attempt by her to read this fic ended up with frustration at all the unsubtle tear-jerking and sweet piece.

''[[http://community.
subpar writing quality.

''[[http://zed-azrael.
livejournal.com/hetalia/4922558.com/12718.html Buttsex: The Musical]]'' by kaasen
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairings'': [[DesignatedVictim America/England]], [[StockholmShnozzing Russia/Lithuania]], [[TheMasochismTango Spain/Romano]], [[MisterSeahorse Sweden/Finland]], [[AuthorVocabularyCalendar Germany/Italy]], [[PairTheSpares France/]][[BiggusDickus Prussia]]
* ''Synopsis'': A parody of Hetalia fanfic cliches that starts with America [[RoomShuffle deciding]] that every nation at the meeting (those who matter, anyway) should spend a metaphorical hour in the closet with someone they have sexual tension with. True to the title, [[HilarityEnsues buttsex ensues]] and [[IKEAErotica it's]] [[BlatantLies really sexy to read]].
* ''Comments'': The best kind of parody that's a riot to read because the things it skewers are all too true and common. Any Hetalia fan should seriously read this, [[strike:even]] ''especially'' if they're a fan of one of the pairings being made fun of - I cracked up the most at America and England's section, and they're my {{OTP}}!
** One small problem with it though--you need to be a member of LiveJournal to read, so if not, you're out of luck.
** Here's the [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6452838/1/Buttsex_The_Musical fanfiction.net version]].
''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/11411.html?thread=23778195#t23778195 The Little Things]]'' by Anonymous
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing'': Greece/Japan
* ''Synopsis'': Greece and Japan aren't the kind of couple who express their affection through [[SlapSlapKiss bickering]] or [[SickeninglySweethearts sappy declarations of undying love]]; it's the little things that make them what they are.
* ''Comments'': Perfectly captures the subtle, quiet warmth of the Greece/Japan pairing and how "[[HappilyMarried stable, content, non-argumentative couple]]" does not necessarily equate "boring." Greece and Japan have their own distinct personalities in spite of their subdued natures, the romantic scenes between them are fluffy and 'aww'-inducing without ever becoming maudlin, and every single part (with the possible exception of the eighth one, and even then it's their relationship that helps temper the angst) just leaves you in a good mood after reading it without ever feeling repetitive.
** ETA: The author has deanoned as [=Seena58=] and she's posted the first twelve parts on [[http://community.livejournal.com/delusionsoflife/tag/title:%20the%20little%20things her writing journal]] with hopefully more to come.


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5510071/1/You_and_I_will_Fall_in_Love You and I will Fall in Love]]'' by Shatterdoll
* Recommended by {{Koneko_Otome}}, {{Lequinni}}
* ''Pairing'': Russia/America, mentions of Germany/Italy, [[IncestIsRelative Prussia/Germany]] and one-sided UK/US
* ''Synopsis '': Much to America's horror, Russia decides that the two of them are going to fall in love. And the more he fights it the stronger Russia's [[MindRape determination]] is to woo him, even if it means taking drastic measures...
* ''Comments'': The genre titles LIE TO YOU. It calls itself a romantic comedy, I call it a psychological thriller. It takes an interesting perception of the Russia courting America theme, minus the fluff and [[HilarityEnsues comedy]] adds the {{Yandere}} factor of Russia and remembers that America is supposed to afraid of Russia. And how their "courtship" might go down and how would the world react to the supposed "secret alliance" of Russia and the U.S. To goes from cute to downright wondering why doesn't anyone try to help [[CassandraTruth America]] to sexy to dark. My only complaint that America acts a bit OOC sometimes and it's written in the present tense, but otherwise a great read.
** {{Lequinni}}: Seconded. The tense choice is unusual, but adds to the narrative tension. In recent chapters, it has been revealed that Russia's actions are in fact [[spoiler: born from him trying to overcome his loneliness by crafting a romantic interest and an ideal relationship by the book, but because of him not knowing about WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove, he try all LoveTropes known by men after giving them a {{Yandere}} bath]]. If something, it makes his actions simultaneously more pathetic and more creepy.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5332871/1/Echo Echo]]'' by [=StarsOfYaoi=] (slash, HurtComfortFic / DarkFic, ends with omake-lemon)
* Recommended by Anonymous
* ''Pairing'': Germany/Italy.
* ''Synopsis '': Historically-wise, from the end of WWII through to the fall of Berlin's Wall, complementary with Italy comforting Germany, and a sweet ending.
* ''Comments'': Reading it, it makes Germany/Italy feel so much [[OfficialCouple canon]], and takes a lot of [[ShownTheirWork historical events as background for the story]] (such as [[spoiler: Prussia jumping from one side of the Wall to the other just to get a ruse out of the Government, leading the people who actually did it for real]], or regarding to how [[spoiler: the winning nations dealt with Crime War Criminals]]) Characterization is quite good, I would have liked this one-shot to be a longer fanfic, though.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5561765/1/Desaparicion Desaparicion]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5587911/1/Leunung Leunung]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5677141/1/Rivalry Rivalry]][[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5810547/1/Changement Changement]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5987500/1/Galehus Galehus]] '' by Black.Rose.Authoress
* Recommended by {{Tropers/RainKrystal}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': Spain/Romano, Germany/Italy, America/England, Prussia/Canada, Denmark/Norway
* ''Synopsis '': [[FanNickname The bad touch trio]] decide to do some matchmaking between certain Nations, and France takes to this like a true ChessMaster as he executes plans to bring togther certain pairs.
* ''Comments'': Well done, and all the involved characters stay IC. Also, this is wonderful for a laugh.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5157832/1/Birthday_Present_series_I_Unwrapped Birthday Present Series]]'' by [=Deep Rain=]
* Recommended by {{Yuurei}}
* ''Pairing'': Sweden/Finland, America/England.
* ''Synopsis '': On the birthday of more than one nation, France plays matchmaker with a level of deviousness that would make a [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] cry with pride.
* ''Comments'': Both of the one-shots in this series are just hilarious and simultaneously sweet at the same time-all in a way that's true to character. France being himself keeps things from getting too sappy, and the happy resolutions are refreshingly well-done. Deep Rain has done a great job here, and I'm hoping the rec will result in more chapters being added for additional couples.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5438618/1/The_Court_of_Bones The Court of Bones]]'' by All the Difference
* Recommended by chibiaries
* ''Pairing'': Germany/Italy, Spain/S.Italy, Russia/China, hints of America/England
* ''Warnings'': It is rated M, but so far, it's more like a high-ish T (the author did say it would be M later). There is slash (nothing explicit) and some violence in there, but not so much that it would scare that many readers off.
* ''Synopsis'':It's Axis Powers Hetalia in the [[RecycledINSPACE world of the Mafia]]. The Italy twins at the center of a web of blood and deceit;Grandpa Rome attempts to shield them from mob activities as much as he can. A mesmerizing tale of secrets and lies gradually unravels.
* ''Comments'': The author has a gift for natural-sounding dialogue and characterization, and the story has an excellent kind of cat-and-mouse tension running throughout. An excellent read with a splash of [[DarkerandEdgier Darker and Edgier]] for taste.

''Here I am'' by Anonymous
[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/10456.html?thread=24677080#t24677080 Part I]]
[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/11813.html?thread=30182181#t30182181 Part II]]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/RainKrystal}}
* ''Pairing'': America//England
* ''Synopsis'': From the kink meme, it's a hypothetical situation involving an AU in which England and America are human, and in a [[HappilyMarried stable relatioship.]] The story starts when the England from the AU switches places with the England from the ''Hetalia'' verse, and how all involved parties deal with their lives being rearranged.
* ''Comments'': Anon does a good job of keeping everyone IC, and the AU versions of America and England don't come off as [[FixerSue fixer sues]] at all, which is nice and surprising thing to see in a work where they start with an established relationship. A realistic look at a "what-if" scenario for what America and England would be like together, and how they would have changed each other.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5678331/1/Treatment Treatment]] by Chalupakabra (AU, work in progress)
* Recommended by Ardis
* ''Pairing'': Sweden/Finland
* ''Synopsis'': To borrow the author's own summary: ''Tino is a young student majoring in psychology, well known for being kind and eager to help others sort out their issues, but less well known for his habit of profiling "patients" on campus. His therapist's eye has fixed on Berwald, but will he be the one who ends up on the couch?''
* ''Comments'': This has to be the sweetest and funniest [=SuFin=] AU I've read. Or just the sweetest and funniest [=SuFin=] I've read, period. Everyone stays nicely in character, it has some absolutely excellent humour, and it keeps well to both Hetalia canon and real world history without being extremely obvious about it. Definitely worth the read.

[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/3274.html?thread=2729674#t2729674 Heterosexual Life Partners and Beyond]] by Anonymous
* Recommended by {{Unknown Troper}}
* ''Pairing'': Poland/Lithuania
* ''Synopsis'': The other nations discuss Poland and Lithuania's... ambiguous relationship, and end up in a very amusing argument over whether or not the two nations are more than good friends.
* ''Comments'': This fic is absolutely amazing. Most of the nations have at least one line, and not one of them is out of character in the slightest. Russia especially makes me smile. The whole thing is absolutely hilarious. Not to mention the title's obvious reference to TV Tropes. If you love ensemble witty banter sessions, this fic is definitely for you!
** Seconded by this troper. It was the first kink meme post I had read, and now I'm addicted.


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5676906/1/bLet_b_bMe_b_Be_bYour_b_bSavior_b Let Me Be Your Savior]]'' by LightofaThousandSuns
* Recommended by Anonymous
* Pairings: N. Italy/Germany, One-sided S. Italy/N. Italy
* ''Synopsis'': AU. Priest Feliciano, 23 years old, is suffering,and needs saving. And though he cannot see it, a male prostitute named Ludwig, from Germany, will show him the truth--that both men need saviors.
* ''Comments'': Italy (or rather, Feliciano) is a good hearted, pasta loving priest. His brother, Lovino, is a priest too, but more of one of the creepy ones you hear about in the news that no one likes. Ludwig is a prostitute that gets beaten up on a regular basis. He's saved one night, when he passes out upon the steps of a church in a small Italian village one night, beaten up and exhausted.
** This is a very well written story, which is sad and adorable at the same time, and makes you want to rip Lovino's guts out with a rusty spork. There's rape, so if that makes you sqeamish, don't read it (or just skip over it). It's very heartbreaking. For all it's depressing qualities and darkness, it's very, very good and very deep and imaginative.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6073627/1/finding_my_way_through_the_dark finding my way through the dark]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1139361/weighed_and_measured weighed and measured]]
* Recommended by Solandra
* ''Pairing'': Greece/Japan
* ''Synopsis'': The transition between friends to lovers for Japan and Greece, and the peace and turmoil that come along with it.
* ''Comments'': This may not have been written by the same author of ''The Little Things'' (recced above), but it's just as effective, if not more, in capturing the quiet, dreamy tone that fits this couple so well. And while Japan and Greece are well on their way to being HappilyMarried here, the author keeps their relationship realistic by showing how, for all their compatibility, they'd still have a couple of all-too-human feelings and issues to work out (not to mention Greece's current financial state) while at the same time never losing the {{WAFF}} undercurrent that leaves you feeling warm all over after reading about them. (And if you like this fic, the author has written other, equally sweet fics for Greece/Japan and France/Canada.)

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5450852/1/Looking_Through_a_Kaleidoscope Looking Through a Kaleidoscope]]'' by Lucky-Angel135 (AU,{{Slash}}, AlternateCharacterInterpretation, DysfunctionJunction, can be considered something of a DarkFic)
* Recommended by Flametail von Karma
* ''Pairing'': America/England, America/Russia, England/Japan, Hungary/Prussia... screw it, it's impossible to predict who'll end up with whom
* ''Synopsis'': Arthur is just a regular guy with a star-studded crush on a certain American singer. Too bad that singer's Russian partner is always ruining the lovely music videos. Invited backstage to one of their concerts, what is poor Arthur to do?
* ''Comments'': Unsurprisingly, as it's by one of the authors of ''Seven Little Killers'', this fic is brilliant. It's alternately dark and funny and heartwarming [[MoodWhiplash until you're not sure whether to laugh or cry]], and it ''works''. The characterization is beautiful; the author somehow manages to make the characters her own whilst keeping them true to their personalities. If she can make you feel sorry enough for Russia to want him to end up with America in a fic clearly marked with characters America and England, want Japan to have his crush on England requited, hopefully boosting his self-esteem, ''and'' be confused as to whether England would be better for Russia or America, she must have done ''something'' right. Well worth the length of time it may take you to finish.
* This Troper disagrees. When I was reading this fic I couldn't help but think that even the authors themselves don't know how it is going to end and just make it up as they go. And this is one of the biggest no-no's for me, because of the risk that the plot will get derailed and the authors will forget what story they wanted to tell in the first place. But if one doesn't mind it, I guess this fic might be quite enjoyable...
** Not to mention the characterization; [[RontheDeathEater Alfred has been derailed into a completely unlikable asshole.]] There are far too many Hetalia character cameos cluttering the story up, the plot would have been much smoother with a more sensible cast. And they started the story off categorizing it as and implying it to be USUK, which would get them a hefty amount of readers. Then they killed off the possibility of that happening. Then they kept implying that it could happen, even when it was obvious it couldn't, presumably to keep that pairing's fans from abandoning the story. And even told USUK fans to tell them how it could still work. It just seems like a dishonest and kind of cruel way to keep readers and get reviews, and this troper wasn't even rooting for that pairing.
** I am afraid this troper has some issues here, both with these comments and the ones below. USUK is still a perfectly plausible pairing, Word of God in the latest chapter. I quote, '...believe it or not, USUK is still a viable option.' As well as that, Alfred's being a jerk was completely understandable during the circumstances. Things were not going well for him at all. Though it is true that it is not planned out from start to finish, and this may or may not lessen the quality of the fanfiction, it is still a heartwrenching story with an amazing plot so far. I have enjoyed it immensely so far, and I have faith in the authors that the quality of their work will not fade.
* From the word of God, the only certainties are that it won't be USUK, and there will be Prussia/Hungary.
** Which stirred this troper up. Changing [[RontheDeathEater Alfred into an unlikeable character]] where Arthur has to run to someone else is annoying. Add the fact that she recently decided it would not be US/UK after baiting many readers, I would not recommend this.
*** According to the author's DeviantArt account, she accidently deleted the entire story and she doesn't have the chapters anymore. She said she would send the ending to anyone who is curious.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5664054/1/Giving_In Giving In]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/793157/Artificial_Starlight Artificial Starlight]]
* Recommended by Anonymous seconded by MetanteiTriforce and also by {{Tropers/AlmaKarma}}
* ''Characters/Pairing'': Canada/Russia, Ukraine, Belarus
* ''Synopsis'': Besides their climate, Canada and Russia didn't think they'd have anything in common; they didn't care enough to find out. However, during this meeting, perhaps they'll get a chance and hopefully the experience will change them for the better.
* ''Comments'': I think this was one of the best, multi-chaptered Canada/Russia stories I have ever read. The characterization of Canada and Russia were both well-developed and continue to be [[CharacterDevelopment developed.]] Matthew is not a SympatheticSue nor is he a complete DeadpanSnarker who snarks every line. Instead, he is a perfect mixture of both, with even hints of being a bit like Alfred, mischievous and daring. And Russia is portrayed sympathetically and yet, there are many dark stains in his past where he had hurt others and himself including. The relationship between the two of them was simply amazing, as it builds up slowly and is never rushed. Russia is beginning to let go of the hate he carried for himself and becoming more comfortable in his own skin. And Canada never tried to force Russia to talk, but rather encourages him to let go of his self-hate and getting Russia to open up little by little. And with each chapter, we can see that secretly Russia is appreciating what Canada is doing and Canada is just happy that he was able to help.
** Seconded so hard. The relationships are realistic and great, and on top of that a high-tension plot just got introduced. One of the best fics I ever read.
*** I third this. It's such a nice story, and a bit of an adventure. The plot is great, the characterization and writing are top-notch. On top of that, the group on facebook is just fun to be in. The history parts are nice, and you'd never know the author had a hard time due to the controversy of another one of her now deleted stories. This is, in my overly sappy opinion, one of the best RusCan, if not Hetalia or in general, fanfics out there.

''Superheroic'' by Anonymous ([[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/10456.html?thread=18559192#t18559192 Parts 1-10]], [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/15769.html?thread=45750937#t45750937 Parts 11-18]], and [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/17465.html?thread=51196729#t51196729 Parts 19-22]])
* Recommended by Solandra
* ''Pairing'': Spain/Romano
* ''Synopsis'': Romano learns about The Conquistador, a [[strike:devastatingly sexy]] ''interesting'' superhero in Spain's land. Fanclub, RescueRomance, supervillain, and [[TwoPersonLoveTriangle love triangle]] shenanigans ensue.
* ''Comments'': The anon author has a wonderfully witty writing style that's an absolute delight to read and is
* ''Comments'': The anon author has a wonderfully witty writing style that's an absolute delight to read and is perfect in milking the prompt/premise for all the comedy it's worth. Spain and Romano are so IC it hurts (if only because you'll be laughing yourself sick), other characters have equally IC and awesome cameos, and Prussia's role is, well, awesome in the way only he can make it be. Plus, when a fill inspires many readers to do fanarts for it, you know it has to be doing ''something'' right. Something very, ''very'' right. (Now complete!)
** Rerieth: Seconded like you would not believe. Prussia's [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain Most Definitely A Villain]] moments were the funniest things I've read in a while.
** Thirded. Dear God, this had me in hysterics the entire time.

''[[http://ghostofthemotif.livejournal.com/10949.html The Full Monty]]'' by ghostofthemotif
* Recommended by Solandra
* ''Pairing'': England/Japan, brief mention of America/Russia
* ''Synopsis'': England and Japan, after fleeing the mob, catch up on things and England makes sure to educate Japan on Monty Python after learning to his horror that the other nation has never heard of them.
* ''Comments'': Let me say it upfront: I'm a huge Greece/Japan fangirl (big surprise there, huh?) who has a hard time imagining Japan with anyone else (with the possible exception of America), and England/Japan in particular is just one of those ships I can't quite get into even when I try. That said, ''this'' fic is one of the very few England/Japan works, if not the only one, that halfway convinced me of the potential for genuine more-than-friends sparks between these two. Both characters are characterized well (i.e. no {{BastardBoyfriend}}!England or Passive{{Uke}}!Japan here), their interactions have a subtle depth and warmth to them that the usual "we both like tea and kinky sex" or "we're just LonelyTogether" fare lacks, and their potentially-more-than-friends relationship never feels forced or artificial. And hey, if someone like me with obvious shipping biases was able to enjoy this fic in spite of them, that should bode well for others inclined toward liking this ship in the first place. (Also, I felt kinda guilty for all the Greece/Japan recs on here and wanted to even out the score a bit.)

[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/16221.html?thread=44855645#t44855645 Alegria]] By Anonymous
* Recommended by Fade (I need a Troper page, OTL)
* ''Pairing'': France/Fem!America
* ''Synopsis'': It's a medieval/Dark!fairytale AU in which a Female version of America is the daughter of the insane and ambitious Lord Oranbega, who decides to propagate a rumor that his daughter was touched by a demon and can only be freed by becoming pregnant. Enter Prince Francis, from the kingdom of Sanguenay, in Lord Oranbega's lands for unknown business, who's empathy allows him to see past the rumors and to the truth of Alice's situation...
* ''Comments'': It's a Work in progress, with implications of rape and... well, honestly? despite only being updated twice so far, it's hard not to describe it as free crack that shatters your heart and promises to build you a new one in a single breath. It's perhaps shy of ''Awakening'' (The fic where the North America Twins are tortured by Mengele) for levels of pure heartbreaking, but it promises an emotional ride delivered with the same levels of finesse.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5875871/1/That_Song_Called_Love That Song Called Love]] By [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1420545/LaurelNymph LaurelNymph]]
* Recommended by Anonymous
* ''Pairing'': Prussia/Cananda (Yes, they've taken over, but if any fic deserves to be rec-ed, it's this one), other pairings float around.
* ''Synopsis'': (Official author's summary) Matthew had always resigned himself to a fate of musical obscurity on a supporting instrument, but after meeting an ex-delinquent named Gilbert, he just might take fate into his own hands and take the lead. High School AU, Prucan, w/other minor pairings. (Reader's Summary) An AU set somewhere in a slight conservative pocket of Southern California, Matthew is a bassist for a band he doesn't want to be in, and plays the violin on the side. Enter Gilbert, rich-kid troublemaker extraordinaire, and you've got a quite lovely story of self-discovery, bittersweet moments, acceptance, and (for once!) actual issues faced by actual gay couples in the actual world.
* ''Comments'': While at first glance it might seem like just another PruCan where Gilbert acts like some sort of emotional crutch for a Woobie-fied Matthew, the actual story is much deeper than that. The two take their time to genuinely fall in love, they struggle with their families, and the ending is amazing, if kind of bittersweet. Actual story is complete, but the author has published an epilogue and an Omake, plus she is planning for other Omake. You can't get more fluff out of a non-PWP even if you tried, and this is one of the absolute best PruCan out there.
** Seconded to this troper.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5873362/1/Of_Fire_and_Ice Of Fire and Ice]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/876270/fanciful_thoughts fanciful.thoughts]]
* Recommended by Anonymous and the serial typist
* ''Pairings'': Spain/Belarus, with onesided Russia/Belarus and Romano/Spain
* ''Synopsis'': Belarus is rejected by Russia once again. Spain witnesses this and makes friendly conversation with her. Eventually, this leads to an unexpected romance, making Romano and Russia realize their feelings for their lovers. Romano accepts Spain's relationship more-or-less quietly; Russia does not. The two's relationship could begin World War III - Russia wants his sister, and Spain refuses to back down.
* ''Comments'': This is a wonderful fic that explores the possibilities of an unlikely pairing and makes it work. The author is amazing, with her ability to develop the relationships and personalities of the characters so effortlessly, and she'll have you hooked right from the beginning. None of the characters - no, not even Russia, who tends to be Flanderized into a coldhearted jerkass when portrayed as the...antagonist, so to speak; nor Romano, who is turned into a whiny brat with an abrasive, abusive personality when not paired with Spain (and sometimes even then) - are shown in a completely harsh way, with believable personalities and a relatively positive side to them. Overall, this would be something you should read if you have the time. Also, Spain and Belarus are adorable together.
* Seconded. The author is slow to update but the content is worth it.

[[http://sakuratsukikage.livejournal.com/67897.html#cutid1 Above the Clouds, the Sky is Always Blue]] by [[http://sakuratsukikage.livejournal.com/ sakuratsukikage]]
* Recommended by Anonymous
* ''Pairings'': Denmark/Norway.
* ''Synopsis'': It's Denmark's birthday, and he receives an unexpected gift from Norway.
* ''Comments'': Short, sweet, and fluffy, not to mention incredibly well written. There are lots of great little cultural bits in here, and the characterization is just spot on (which is reaaaaaally rare for this pairing.) Just read it. It will make you happy!

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6329376/1/Knotted_Flags Knotted Flags]]'' by Signingupforporn.
* Recommended by Anonymous
* ''Pairings'': Germany/Italy
* ''Synopsis'': Italy is pregnant with Germany's baby, but Russia is out for revenge after Italy harmed one of his precious Sunflowers, ItGetsWorse but is BetterThanItSounds.
* ''Comments'': Where, to start with this. It starts off like a regular Mpreg fic, light soft and fluffy, but the later chapters can range from creepy to downright depressing. It is VERY well written, the characterisation is exellent on despite a little bit of OOC or {{Flanderization}} and Russia as an insane CompleteMonster out for revenge just ''works'' in this story. When he crosses the MoralEventHorizon, you just can't forgive him and you don't feel sorry when [[spoiler: Japan pops a Cap through his throat]]. Prussia in the fic is absolutely hilarious, though that doesn't prevent the last Few chapters from being one emotional punch to the gut after another. The Ending is [[BittersweetEnding Bittersweet]] that is slighty heaver on the bitter. This is the only Fanfic to make me cry as of yet.
** Thankfully, fans who couldn't stand for the ending have an alternate ending, which is much happier than the original TearJerker.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5232394/1/On_The_Bound On The Bound]]'' by tatterdemalion (Slash)
* Recommended by Jesajew
* ''Pairings'': Matthew/Francis, Alfred/Arthur, one-sided Ivan/Matthew, Roderich/Elizaveta, one-sided Gilbert/Roderich, Sweden/Finland, Ludwig/Feliciano; other pairings mentioned/shown briefly.
* ''Synopsis'': Matthew Williams doesn't know what to expect when his brother contacts him for the first time in years. But he quickly finds himself drawn into a plot to steal seventy million dollars worth of artefacts from a very rich Frenchman. Unfortunately, no one told Matt about how...persuasive the Frenchman could be.
* ''Comments'': Fun from start to finish, On The Bound is an enjoyable mix of hilarious, suspenseful, heartwarming, and sexy.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6421381/1/Nightingale Nightingale]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/748687/Mitsukai_Mizu_Amaya Mitsukai Mizu Amaya]]
* Recommended by chibiaries
* ''Pairings'':Insane!Francis/Seychelles
* ''Synopsis'': He wasn't Francis Bonnefoy, the country of France, anymore. He was the French Empire. The passionate, ruthless, terrible, beautiful French Empire.
* ''Comments'': Has quite a bit of angst so far from the opening chapters, but provides an interesting take on a Dark!French Empire!France and something called the 'Insanity', which refers to periods of heavy fighting or tragedy that countries go through. Worth a look, and is quite unlike the few France/Seychelles fics that are out there.
** Can't second the rec. I ''love'' France/Seychelles but the writing here is mediocre, the story is all over the place, it has completely out of place bits of GratitiousJapanese and other languages appear google-translated. Overall it's not a pleasant reading experience.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6478683/1/In_America In America]]''
* Recommended by Mez
* ''Pairings'': America/Australia
* ''Synopsis'': Australia goes over to America's house for a visit.
* ''Comments'': This is, without a doubt, the funniest and most filled-with-crack fic I have ever read. It is so beautiful tears shall pour out from your eyes like gushing fountains of love in recognition of this godlike author.
** [[Tropers/PippingFool This Troper]] seconds this rec. This along with the above mentioned ''Buttsex: The Musical'' and the [[SoBadItsGood "works"]](really only two fics) [[StylisticSuck of]] [[TrollFic ImGonnaSassYouUp]] are the best Hetalia themed Parody Fics out there.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/16221.html?thread=48127069 Sign A New Agreement With iTunes]]'' by Anonymous
* Recommended by Archangelunmei
* ''Pairings'': France/England
* ''Synopsis'': After being roommates for years through squabbles and various SO's for both of them, a series of little things leads Francis and Arthur to realize that really, they've been dating for ''years''.
* ''Comments'': The writing style is poetic and descriptive, evoking lots of wonderful images, and the emotions are so well done. The gradual realizations that come over both of them feel very natural and real, and the fic will leave you with a major case of the warm fuzzies.
** Deanoned [[http://nuitdenovembre.livejournal.com/2322.html here]]

''[[http://stardropdream.livejournal.com/37037.html Highway Cloudbusting]]'' by [[http://stardropdream.livejournal.com/ stardropdream]]
* Recommended by K1M333
* ''Pairings'': England/America
* ''Synopsis'': Sick of politics and business as usual, England decides to indulge a rare moment of spontaneity and go on a roadtrip. He should have known that America would want to tag along. And they both should have known that the trip would set them down a path they couldn't turn away from. (Author's summary)
* ''Comments'': In my opinion, this story is a must for any USUK shipper who likes emotional stories. Firstly, the story itself is captivating. For 11 chapters, you follow England and America in their roadtrip as they try to come to terms with the feelings they harbour for each other. Expect funny bickering, sweet heart-to-heart moments and painful arguments, for a roller-coaster of emotions. Secondly, the characterisation is amazing. The author keeps in mind the flaws and qualities of the country personifications as well as their past histories, which renders them incredibly complex and lively. Thirdly, the writing is skillful and poignant, almost poetic in its style and its rhythm. You don't only read this story; you feel it too!
** Absolutely seconded. This fic is painfully in character, and avoids one of the pitfalls of most USUK fics, where America and England are suddenly together and everything is shiny awesome. The flaws are there, and relationship issues tend to be handled realistically, which is a lovely breath of fresh air.
** Third'd happily. The writing is smooth, and flows easily with the dialogue. The fact England's own side to the relationship is only ever implied and we never get to see inside his head as much as America's both detracts and adds to the story: on one hand you're not quite, 100%, entirely sure the attraction is mutual between them until near the end which can make the reader squirm, but on the other hand, it's the position America finds himself in, and really heightens the tension in the relationship. Since you don't quite (completely, entirely, 100%) have knowledge of England's feelings, you really follow America's dithering with worry, even when the implications are getting really obvious, you're still left feeling a bit terrified - much like America, who is very much the POV character. Excellent portrayal of butterfly nerves.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6175125/1/ World Wide Story]]'' by webcomix
* Recommended by lkmjr
* ''Pairings'': Spain/fem!Romano, implied fem!Italy/Germany, fem!Prussia/fem!Canada, England/Hong Kong, Hungary/Austria
* ''Synopsis'': Lovina Vargas was less than thrilled when she and her twin moved to a new city. What happens when her family convinces her to audition for the school musical? Rehearsals and romance, of course! (Author's summary)
* ''Comments'': A sweet GenderFlip HighSchoolAU centered around a production of ''WestSideStory'' with Lovina and Antonio playing the leads. The author clearly knows from experience what goes into a stage production, so everything – auditions, various kinds of rehearsals, etc. – are both very accurate and easy to understand even if you aren't familiar with theatrical productions. The characters are also wonderfully IC and her depictions of scenes from the musical, especially ones that involve dancing, make you feel as if you were there watching them.

''[[http://secretcurrents.livejournal.com/30255.html Love Will Find A Way]]'' by secretcurrents
* Recommended by lkmjr
* ''Pairings'': Alfred/Arthur (America/England), past Gilbert/Arthur (Prussia/England)
* ''Synopsis'': A series of stories about how a troubled delinquent and an overwhelmed student go from a dysfunctional sexual relationship to an awkward romance. (Author's summary)
* ''Comments'': A truly fantastic AU featuring Arthur as a delinquent and Alfred as a good student, beginning with an unhealthy sexual relationship in high school that gradually becomes a rocky romance that continues into Alfred's college years. This is not one of those stories where the perfect student "fixes" a delinquent with their love; Arthur tries to improve himself for Alfred's sake, but even after the two start dating and even living together there are still plenty of hurdles in their path, ranging from Alfred's disapproving parents to Arthur's own emotional barriers, and both of their insecurities. The couple has to struggle at times to stay together, but seeing them slowly work out their problems never ceases to be incredibly heartwarming.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5884664/1/Of_Silence_and_Thievery Silence and Thievery]]'' by Gecko Osco
* Recommended by GintaxAlvissforever
* ''Pairings'': America/England with minor Germany/Italy, Spain/Romano, Cuba/Canada, France/Seychelles and Poland/Lithuania
* ''Synopsis'': AU Arthur had a [[SuperPowerLottery voice]], [[CursedwithAwesome a good one]], but it's been stolen from him and he's prepared to do everything he can to get it back. Even traversing across the world with a bunch of lunatics who have a leader who just might be his hero after all. USUK, minor others.
* ''Comments'': Words cannot describe how amazing this story was written. The author has done a lot of research in terms of magic (based on character's personalities or they already had it in the actual series. Example is America has {{Super Strength}} like he does in the series. The Italy brothers have [[SuperpowerLottery extremely power energy magic]] passed down to them by Grampa Rome, etc.) The characters in the story are all well written. As suspected that Russia is the villain of this story. However, he falls into the {{Anti Villain}} category with his goals of a [[UtopiaJustifiestheMeans world of his vision]] and while he is describe liked a {{Complete Monster}} to the main characters (and some things he done like to the Italy brothers and Liechtenstein generally falls under the {{Moral Event Horizon}}), he really isn't and takes the {{Psychopathic Manchild}} trope up to what it's worth with heavy empathizes on the manchild apart as Russia clearly does not see the damage he is doing to the majority of the cast. Another thing that's well written is America and England's relationship. Its heavy on the {{Belligerent Sexual Tension}} part and just when they finally get together, things fall back right into it. The author seems to try and deconstruct this trope saying in her own words that the reason they hooked up fast ({{YMMV}} on that though) because everything happening around them is so fast and compared it to war time couples. As a result, it's very entertaining to see them interact and love each other one moment and then fighting the next. All in all a wonderful read that this troper thought was reading a strict from an adventure role playing game (but not written in that format mind you.)
** Absolutely seconded. This story is spectacular, keeping the action//fantasy from chapter one.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6490418/1/Solidarity Solidarity]]'' by Middle of Here
* Recommended by Statuess
* ''Pairings'': Lithuania/Poland main, mentions of Germany/Italy; America/England and hinted Russia/Lithuania
* ''Synopsis'': Feliks is the punching bag of the entire school, especially that boy who used to be his best friend. Where is that golden smile that used to be the best part of summer? (Author's Summary)
* ''Comments'': Still in progress and currently at six chapters, it's the little literary gems in this fanfic which make it such fun to read. The formatting isn't completely perfect, but certainly worth working through. Characterisation, for example the interactions between side-pairing Alfred and Arthur are spot on but the author's interpretation is refreshingly just a little deviant from the norm. Overall, I believe this story deserves much more attention than it has received so far.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6431766/1/Tub_Wars Tub Wars]]'' by Canadino
* Recomended by Dogtree103
* ''Pairings'': Denmark/Norway
* ''Synopsis'': Denmark finaly manages to get Norway to take a bath with him and ends up expressing his frustration over past events in a rather amusing way. (Not lemon)
* ''Comments'': Well written and entertaining to read. Both Norway and Denmark seemed vey much in character. It's quite short but manages to mix a good amount of humor and fluff without being cheesy.
** Agreed. The author has a lot of this kind of fanfics, but this is definitely one of my favorites.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6574857/1/If_Gravity_Pulled_You_Up If Gravity Pulled You Up]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2096859/Lost_Duck_Inc Lost Duck Inc.]]
* Recommended by Anony-mouse
* ''Pairings'': USUK
* ''Synopsis'': Alfred and Arthur celebrate Christmas. There are two parallel storylines; one allegorical and the other real.
* ''Comments'': Unique style of writing. The 'allegorical' plot is breathtaking, while in the actual plot, Arthur and Alfred are very well-characterised. Lost Duck Inc.'s other stories, such as [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5999714/1/The_Red_Road The Red Road]], are also recommended.

''[[http://counterheist.livejournal.com/23816.html Neighborhood Watch]]'' by counterheist
* Recommended by Anony-mouse
* ''Pairings'': Romano/Spain
* ''Synopsis'': From the kink meme. Lovino and Antonio live in the same neighborhood. They are strangers, single and interested... in each other. If only they could just talk like normal people. (Author's summary)
* ''Comments'': Great characterisation, hilarious, and might have your mouth hurt from grinning so much throughout and after reading the story. Also, bonus appearance by ''DATASS''.
** This made me cry laughing, no joke. Seconded like hell.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5961962/1/The_Triumph_of_Life The Triumph of Life]]'' by and a light
Memory (Zikaron)]]'' (Holocaust imagery, OC, controversial topic)



* ''Pairings'': Spain/fem!Romano
* ''Synopsis'': Just when Antonio and Lovina think they have everything figured out, a whole new set of obstacles is thrown their way. Spain/fem!S.Italy, baby!fic.
* ''Comments'': Sweet, wonderfully and realistically done pregnancy fic. Antonio, being the Spaniard that he is, plans their perfect wedding while Lovina complies.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6561410/1/Lucky_Stroke Lucky Stroke]]'' by Verboten Byacolate
* Recommended by Anon
* ''Pairings'': Germany/catboy!Italy
* ''Synopsis'': Ludwig is enjoying a peaceful evening when a cat catches his attention, which in turn transforms into a...''certainly not a cat'', raiding his pasta cabinet.
* ''Comments'': Perfect transition from an 'average' situation to a decidedly 'magical' one. Ludwig's characterization is very well-executed.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5260226/1/Infinity Infinity]]'' by Miss Avarice
* Recommended by Anonymous
* ''Pairings'': Taiwan/Japan
* ''Synopsis'': Infinity is the price they pay, he decides, for being too young to rule and too old to love.
* ''Comments'': A lovely story about the history of Taiwan and her relationship with Japan and China. Truly heartwrenching and captivating; the writing style is unique and more than enough to compensate for the pairing, should you dislike it.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6153333/1/Well_Meet_Again We'll Meet Again]]'' by George [=deValier=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/RainKrystal}}
* ''Pairings'': America//England, and with Germany//Italy in the background.
* ''Synopsis'': (Taken from the fic itself) AU. London pub owner Arthur Kirkland is driven rather mad by American soldiers on leave during World War Two. And by one in particular… loud, brash fighter pilot Alfred Jones. But are Arthur's feelings of irritation just a cover for something else?
* ''Comments'': This fic is sad, happy, and a whirlwind of emotion. It's an AU, but handled well, with the history and the realism being well woven into the plotlines. The main focus is on Arthur and Alfred, though Francis and Matthew show up as well. Currently has a companion fic called "Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart" which is about the story of Ludwig and Feliciano in this universe, who are often mentioned, and though they never show up directly, they are still a pretty hefty part of the story.
** Seconded. This is amazing. The writing is incredible and the relationship is developed nicely. The plot is rather cliche and predictable at times, but that doesn't take away from the emotional impact. I was nearly crying when Arthur recieved news that [[spoiler: Alfred was shot down and presumed dead]] despite that it was obvious [[spoiler: Alfred was alive and would escape.]]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5519107/1/Always_By_Your_Side Always By Your Side]]'' by [=DragonsOnMoon=]
* Recommended by Anon
* ''Pairings'': Finland/Sweden
* ''Synopsis'': The Beautiful and often tragic story of the life Sweden and Finland have built together over the course of a thousand years.
* ''Comments'': Well crafted and well researched, this fic will make you think of these two companions, esp. Finland, in another light and of just how precarious and fleeting love and frienship can be between the countries.
** Seconded. It's so well written, and even made me cry at points.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6001083/1/Part_Right_Half_Wrong_a_Third_Crazy Part right, half wrong, a third crazy]]'' (Warning for AU)
* Recommended by {{Tropers/SanaMae}}
* ''Pairings'': Mainly America/Canada, background Austria/Prussia and UK/OFC, mentions of past Prussia/Canada and Netherlands/Canada.
* ''Synopsis'': Meet Alfred Jones, a coked-up socialite lawyer. And now meet Matthew Williams, a depressed nobody that's working two and a half jobs to make ends meet and is failing at it. This is not going to be pretty.
* ''Comments'': Like chocolate covered cocaine. This fic is dramedy in the truest sense of the word, going from heart-wrenching to hilarious and back again. Save The Rave also has a very refreshing writing style; quirky and sarcastic and it works, it really does. the AlternateCharacterInterpretations are awesome, and I love how hetalia characters are woven into the background of the AU so easily (for example, Hungary and Vietnam work in starbucks). In continuing the [[GushingaboutShowsYouLike gushing about fanfics you like]], their problems (Mattie's depression and Alfred's drug addiction), are very well researched and never felt like they were thrown in just to make the story darker. Oh, and Mattie's absolutley batshit, but he's smart, and he gets such awesome lines (See- the whole bit with the lamp and why you should not take it's advice).
** Seconded by this Anon. Every new chapter is like a new trip, the characters and their lives are so well thought-out, everything seems believable. I vaguely recall one reviewer mentioning how well the New York life is being represented, especially the Manhattan-ites who get an awful lot of stereotyping. I can also say, that at least on my end, I've seen the growth in the writing. The most intimidating thing about this story might be it's lenght, but even that seems to dim compared to the quality. And, in my line, every time I finish a chapter, I always feel the need to shout "Why hasn't this person been ''published'' yet??"
** Thirded. Candidate for most hilarious fanfiction I've ever read.
** Now has [[PartRightHalfWrongAThirdCrazy it's own page]].

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6752357/1/Lotus Lotus]] by Starlight Amethyst
* Recommended by Windsong12
* ''Pairings'': China/Vietnam; France/Vietnam; America/Vietnam; Thailand/Vietnam, mentions of past France/Jeanne.
* Synopsis: (Author's summary): She has a beautiful garden, but there are only four flowers in it that can make her cry.
* Comments: The middle ground between a deeply researched, angsty fic and a light summer read, "Lotus" is awonderful take on the important points of Vietnam's history using FlowerMotifs. In this troper's opinion, though only a oneshot, this fic really captures what it means to be the nation of Vietnam, and all the pressure put on her by the men in her lives. Vietnam's relationships with the four are well-written, and her lighthearted relationship with her sister Taiwan, though only vaguely touched upon, provides a nice contrast.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6532591/1/The_Invitational_Year The Invitational Year]] by Demand Truth. And the sequel, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7096077/1/The_Sophomore_Year The Sophomore Year]]
* Recommended by GintaxAlvissForever
* ''Pairings'': America/England, France/Canada/Prussia, Russia/China, Germany/Italy, Spain/Romano, Austria/Hungary and many more
* Synopsis: Alfred is an awkward dork, despite the fact his dad is President. Arthur is a member of British royalty, and he's a perfectionist loner. Both boys are given an invitation to attend the prestigious World Academy and, naturally, they're roomies. USUK
* Comments: Now we all know there are many many MANY Hetalia High School AU fics. However, this is far the best one you will EVER find! The character development in this story is amazing and the pacing of the entire story is perfect to the point that the author won't focus on the minor things that would happen in high school. This author has clearly gone through a wacky high school life in order to create an amazing adventure. The story focuses on the six Allied Nations and how they are all brought together by Alfred's idealism of remaining a hero. The friendship and love between the characters are real as many of the couples have to face hardships in life. Alfred's character development in the story though is very parallel to the actual series though. Starting out as a lovable dork (Pre WWII), he starts to mature into a young man to the character that everyone knows and loves (post WWII). Words cannot describe the rest of the story without spoiling it, so just pick up this story and enjoy the ride. One final note though is this story is based on the FRESHMEN year of the characters.
** Seconding this one. [[LoveTriangle There is also the inevitable,]] [[spoiler:in which Japan and England both love/like America]].
** Thirded so hard. This is quite simply the ''best'' Hetalia high school AU fic out there.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6630414/1/America_Saves_the_Day_and_Other_Lies America Saves the Day and Other Lies]] by Sleeping Insomniac
* Recommended by JenKunoichi351
* ''Pairings(s)'': England/China
* Synopsis: In order to make the Allies' meetings go by more smoothly, America does some digging into England's and China's past. He uncovers some surprises in their relationship along the way...with a little help from France.
* Comments: Pushing aside the misleading title and description, out of the few Opium War and England/China fics out there, this one is a can't miss. The author meshes together comedy and drama in a tasteful way and the story's use of flashbacks is the fic's best feature.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6054000/1/Strange_Powers Strange Powers]] by tinstars
* Recommended by Connichiha
* ''Pairings (s)'': England/America
* Synopsis: (Author's Summary) America thought it would be funny to turn the device on himself. What's the worst that could happen? Y'know, aside from accidentally falling in love with your friend.
* Comments: Hetalia is a fandom of history, politics and basically the international relationship between [[MoeAnthropomorphism anthropomorphic]] countries. It's not surprising that the most popular fics are also some of the darkest. People looking for stuff that doesn't make them want to curl up in a corner and rock back and forth is hard. This one, which has America [[spoiler: being pathetically in love with England after thinking he got hit with a gayray]] is just the right amount of romantic and comedic and is probably best to read after reading that dark and disturbing fic. America is [[ObliviousToLove oblivious]] and [[EveryoneCanSeeIt people want to hit him over the head]]. Still, charming. The characters aren't butchered to fit the plot, despite it being a romantic comedy, and Arthur is ''in a pairing'' [[UkeFication without being emasculated]], which is pretty much an infamous trope in Hetalia fics.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5784981/1/The_Invasion_Domestic The Invasion Domestic]] by calciseptine
* Recommended by chibiaries
* ''Pairings'': Prussia/Canada
* Synopsis: A century ago, if someone had told Gilbert that he would one day be spending most of his time halfway across the planet playing domestic with a peaceful nation, he would have laughed in their face—and then invaded their vital regions for good measure.
* Comments: This is a fic made of sweet sweet fluff, the kind that makes you want to snuggle with the fic and never let go. The author has an excellent handle on characterization, and the domestic scenes interspersed with the story of how Prussia and Canada ended up together melded seamlessly with each other. This was the fic that cemented Prussia/Canada as one my fave ships for the Hetalia fandom after reading it.
** Seconded, as this was a very sweet fic that I very much enjoyed.

[[http://yaoi-challenge.livejournal.com/249090.html The Armory of the Mind]] by [[http://daegaer.livejournal.com/ daegar]]
* Recommended by chibiaries
* ''Pairings'': Poland/Lithuania
* Synopsis: Poland/Lithuania reunite. Lithuania demands to call the shots now. After all, Poland has a lot of making up to do.
* Comments: A decent-length plotty fic with a realistic look at how Poland and Lithuania would get together in canon, and work through all the issues and old resentments in the past. They argue, they fight, they talk through things. There's angst and humor in the story in almost equal measure, along with moments of fluff. There doesn't seem to be too many fics around for Poland/Lithuania, but this is one of the best depictions of the pair that was ever written, and a really well-done Hetalia fic overall. I especially loved the scene with Russia in this fic.


[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5569930/1/bFrom_b_bAmerica_b_with_bLove_b From America with Love]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2163957/last_letter/ last letter]]
* Recommended by Chikyuu.
* ''Pairings'': Russia/America...?
* Synopsis: As written in the first chapter of the fic "This story: is not about letters. Or at least, not really. What it is about is two countries, both of them with respective issues that they may want to go either emotional counseling or a psychiatrist to sort out. It is about politics and trust and flowers and scarves and being annoying and being stubborn and impossible love and aliens that don't make a lot of sense at all. It is about a game without relationships and possibly a relationship without games. It is about pasts that can't quite be let go of, not just yet. It is about a large amount of foolishness... Well, maybe it is, anyway!"
* Comments: One of the funniest and probably most mind screw-y pairing fanfictions I've ever had the fortune to come across, the plot focuses on messing with the heads of not just America, who is the central character, but the reader, too. Russia has certain enjoyment of teasing Alfred, much to his chagrin and irritation, but as the plot progresses, there seems to be something unexpected happening between the two none of them ever counted on - on the whole, simply a case throughout of WillTheyOrWontThey. And the question has yet to be answered... the author has currently been on a mysterious hiatus. Hopefully, they will pick up where they left off soon!

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5752342/1/Love_Insanity Love, Insanity?]] by Sephielya J. Maxwell. (Warning: IT IS AU!)
* Recommended by Musicrox4ever
* ''Pairings'': VERY HEAVY [==RussLiet=], dribbles of [=GerIta=] and others are in it as well.
* Synopsis:"They do what they want, Toris. Even when we're sane, we're crazy in here. You take care of an old person or a sick person because they can't do it themselves. But we are neither of those things. Once we're here we're stuck. And they do what they want."
* Comments: A well written multi-chapter fiction. It's similar to a [=SuFin=] fiction this troper has read. My only problem though is that Toris seems to give into Ivan's demands for intimate interaction too easily. Though this might relate to canon, it doesn't necessarily build a strong character for Toris. However, I must commend the author on their willingness to use what they've learned as a psychology student in order to make the story flow easier. She has done what many fanfiction authors refuse to tread.


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5413515/1/Of_Rue_and_Powdersugar Of Rue and Powdersugar]]'' by didyouknowanon
* ''Recommended by'': mollypop
* ''Pairings'': Lithuania/Belarus
* ''Synopsis'': The Litbel republic, through time and trial and heartbreak. Lithuania thinks about almost-brothers and almost-wives and almost-brothers-in-law in a family drama that plays out behind the Iron Curtain.
* ''Comments'': A nice, bittersweet tale which isn't over the top like most fics. All the characters are in-character and the writing style is definitely captivating. The historical part ties nicely with the essence of the fic.


[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5161795/1/Turning_the_World_Upside_Down Turning the World Upside Down]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1949303/Spazzkitty Spazzkitty]]
* ''Recommended by'': Anonymous
* ''Pairings'': Germany/Italy, Spain/Romano, America/England, Hungary/Austria, Japan/Seychelles, small amounts of Russia/China, Sweden/Finland and France/Canada, as well as slight unrequited Hungary/Prussia
* ''Synopsis'': (Authors summary) Your typical AU High school fic in which the members of the student council of Chikyuu High are unpleasantly surprised by the arrival of the four transfer students that defy everything they stand for.
* ''Comments'': I found this to be a ''hilarious'' fic. Well written, though can seem a bit cracky at times. Definitely worth it. Hungary, America, Romano and Italy change their formal, stiff school when they come, and Hungary (unsurprisingly) acts as a matchmaker for her 'brothers'. Don't be intimidated by all the pairings- the first four are the main, and it is all captured in sixteen chapters and three omakes. The sequel,[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5240544/1/Turning_the_World_RightSide_Up Turning the World RightSide Up]] is also good so far, though will apparently be more dramatic. I would recommend these fics if looking for something lighthearted and funny.
** Seconded, though hesitantly. This story is hilarious and the characterization wonderful, but the writing is ''very'' shaky, especially the inclusion of quite a bit of [[GratuitousJapanese gratuitous Japanese]]. A very fun, very funny light read, but go somewhere else if you're looking for great writing or a serious story. Also, don't hold your breath for the sequel to be updated any time soon.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6371242/1/Correspondence Correspondence]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2474250/crackberries crackberries]]
* Recommended by:RsS
* Pairings: [=PruCan=]
* Synopsis: For a change, Canada visits Prussia, and for a change, everyone notices him. Unfortunately, 'vacation' and 'relaxation' have never gone hand in hand (Author's summary)
* Comments: This story is absolutely hilarious, and not in the crack sense of the word. It utilizes a mix of e-mails, facebook, text messages, post-cards and actual story to map out a fantastic, humourous story about Prussia and Canada realising their feelings for each other, while being 'helped out' by their friends. The author's got a great, fun style of writing and characterizes everyone really well. This story is actually the reason this troper became a [=PruCan=] fan.
** Seconded
** Thirded, dear God the facebook made me laugh so hard.

''Act Natural'' by [[http://monobuu.livejournal.com/ monobuu]] ([[http://monobuu.livejournal.com/9989.html#cutid1 Part 1]], [[http://monobuu.livejournal.com/10358.html#cutid1 Part 2]], [[http://monobuu.livejournal.com/10559.html#cutid1 Part 3]], [[http://monobuu.livejournal.com/10938.html#cutid1 Part 4]], [[http://monobuu.livejournal.com/11159.html#cutid1 Part 5]], [[http://monobuu.livejournal.com/11973.html Extra]].)
* Recommended by Kain
* ''Pairing'': USUK
* ''Synopsis'': Arthur Kirkland, porn novelist extraordinaire, is suffering from writer's block. His new muse shows up on his doorstep with an American accent, a mega-watt smile and a tool belt.
* ''Comments'': This is, simply put, the most hilarious fic I have ever read. You will be laughing out loud the whole way through (at least, when you're not facepalming due to secondhand embarrassment for Arthur). Romantic comedy at its absolute best.
* SECONDED: This was the perfect mix of sexy, sweet, and funny. Definitely the best romantic comedy I've ever read for this pairing and quite honestly, for this fandom.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6925348/1/: The Broken Hearts Club]]''
* Recommended by Tropers/KiriAme
* ''Pairings/Characters:'' [=FrUK=], [=PruCan=] and Spamano, with some Ameripan on the side.
* ''Synopsis:'' The Bad Touch Trio have screwed over their boyfriends for the last time, and not in the kinky way either! Now their respective EX-boyfriends have teamed up to deliver a dish so cold, it's bloody frozen: revenge. AU. (From the fanfiction.net synopsis)
* ''Comments:'' This really is one of the most enjoyable fanfics I've ever read. It's still in progress, but it updates fairly frequently. The writing style is amazing and hilarious, but the writer still manages to pull off angsty moments with a surprising degree of skill. There's a little bit of FridgeLogic at times, but that's all part of the fun. The basic plot revolves around Arthur, Matthew and Lovino dumping their boyfriends and then forming an unlikely alliance to get revenge. And it is ''glorious.''
** Seconded. So. Freaking. Hard.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5848383/1/Colours Colours]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/412708/Kitty29 Kitty29]]
* Recommended by otaku876
* Pairings/Characters: Major Prussia/Canada, with some sideline America/South Korea, France/England, and a few others if you squint.
* Synopsis: Matthew Williams thinks he is the only different person in his school, until he meets the self proclaimed most awesome man on earth...
* Comments: Yes, it is a Pru/Can high school AU. But with a twist—Matthew can see colors radiating off a person, indicating their emotions. He then finds out that a bunch of other people (Gilbert, Lovino, Feliks, Yao, amongst others) also have special abilities, and it all goes downhill from there. This is an interesting mix between friendship, romance, drama and comedy—the friendship of Matthew and Gilbert, their [[spoiler:eventual romance, as well as that of others]], the drama of Matthew trying to control his powers [[spoiler:and dealing with having "killed" a man with them]], and the comedy of, well, Gilbert. It's still in progress, and I'm normally not one to read in progress stories (way too impatient), but I had to make an exception with this.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6570522/1/Come_What_May Come What May]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2540793/CalaveraCandiedSkull CalaveraCandiedSkull]]
* Recommended by Anonymous
* Pairings/Characters: Lithuania/Poland, past Russia/Lithuania/Belarus, very minor Sweden/Finland, Germany/Italy, Russia/China and some others.
* Synopsis: "And no matter what happens, no matter how bad things get, whenever you hear it, or sing it or whistle it or hum it, then you'll know that it means that we love one another." Liet/Pol Highschool AU, male/male relationships and touchy subjects.
* Comments: The best Liet/Pol fanfiction I have ever read, hands down. The best part of it, I must say, is the fact that it actually addresses real issues faces by gay people—something that many, many Hetalia fanfics tend to leave out. It centers entirely around Feliks and Toris, trying to admit their secrets to each other (Feliks's was particularly heartbreaking, though as it went on Liet's got just as tear-jerking) and get over the homophobia of their peers as well as teachers, such as their chem. teacher [[spoiler:who's later revealed as Ludwig, who's gay himself]] and principal. The epilogue tied up all loose ends nicely, and the omake at the end made me laugh. All in all this was really wonderful, and I highly recommend it to any Liet/Pol fans—or even just people who like reading stories where homosexuality is actually treated how it is in real life.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5240544/1/ Turning the World Right-side Up]] by [[http://http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1949303/Spazzkitty Spazzkitty]]
* Recommended by InTheAsylum
* Pairings/Characters: [=SpainxRomano=], [=GermanyxItaly=], [=HungaryxAustria=], [=AmericaxEngland=], [=SeychellesxJapan=], and perhaps [=ChinaxRussia=]
* Synopsis: Sequel to Turning the World Upside Down. "Full of High School drama, breakups, cigarettes, fluff, a completely insane Hungary, and hopefully all the humor you enjoyed from the prequel!"
* Comments: Possibly one of the most amusing things I have ever read. It's currently a wonderful followup of Turning the World Upside Down, one of the most prominent differences being the fact that most of the couples established in the prequel have in fact disbanded, most for irrational reasons, [[spoiler: such as Germany's inferiority complex or Japan and Seychelles breaking up because Austria and Hungary did]] . The story does remain like that for awhile, [[spoiler: the exception being that Germany and Italy get back together in the third chapter.]] In a shorter layout: It's amusing, chocked full of fluff, and will most likely have a happy ending.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6986991/1/Einmal_ist_Keinmal Einmal ist Keinmal]]'', and its sequel, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7022293/1/Zweimal_ist_Dreimal Zweimal ist Dreimal]]'', by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1793664/dmnq8 dmnq8]].
* Recommended by Nani
* ''Pairings/Characters'': Germany x Italy, implied Spain x Romano in ''Zweimal ist Dreimal''. Japan, Prussia, and two original characters with minor roles also appear.
* Synopsis: In ''Einmal ist Keinmal'', Italy causes Japan to leave Germany's house by walking around naked [[InnocentFanserviceGirl as he always does.]] Germany finds out and, fed up with dealing with Italy's behavior... releases his inhibitions and they have sex. In the sequel, ''Zweimal ist Dreimal'', it's revealed that Germany left soon after, trying to get away from Italy's affections. He was gone for three months, and when he returned, had to prove to Italy that he loved him, through sex. BetterThanItSounds.
* Comments: Although it seems like the typical smut fic, it's ''not''. Along with the smut itself being extremely well done, the characters are developed well (even the original characters, who are a maid and a butler, are well-developed and likeable), the story is quite interesting (especially in the sequel), and the writer herself describes everything in such detail that you feel as though you're experiencing everything that's going on ([[IThoughtItMeant and I don't just mean the smut, you pervert]]). Believe it or not, the writer of this fic actually ''hates'' Hetalia. The only reason she wrote this fic is because she lost a bet to her friend, who does like Hetalia. Even though she doesn't like the series, she does a fantastic job of writing a wonderful story for us.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6565449/1/Auf_Wiedersehen_Sweetheart Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2348750/George_deValier George deValier]]
* Recommended by Nani
* ''Pairings/Characters:'' Germany x Italy, Spain x Romano. Grandpa Rome is also in there.
* Synopsis: It's WW2, and Feliciano is an Italian resistance member on his way to the market, when he's suddenly interrupted by an officer yelling at him in German, which he doesn't understand. The officer goes to hit him, but is stopped by another officer named Ludwig who translates for him. Feliciano becomes interested in him, so they start to meet every day, despite the fact that they're on opposite sides of the war. After a while, Feliciano falls in love with him. [[spoiler: They kiss, but before they can really enjoy the kiss, an American plane flies overhead, meaning that Ludwig has to go and fight.]]
* Comments: The whole story is filled to the brim with emotion, and you'll feel it with every line you read. It's well-written, well thought out, and just beautiful in general.
** Seconded like you can't believe. It's wonderful in so many ways, and the characterization makes me want to squeal while holding a pillow to my chest and rolling around on my bed. Which I then proceed to do. Jokes aside, this really made me cry, you have no clue. In the most recent chapter, [[spoiler:where Ludwig finds out about Feliciano being part of the resistance,]] I just sat there, staring at the screen with tears rolling down. I then started screaming into my pillow and whatnot, but that's besides the point. Also, the Spain/Romano is just heartbreaking. Just... read this. Seriously.
*** Thirded. Pretty much my favorite Hetalia fanfiction ever.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5689572/1/Le_Morte_dArthur Le Morte d'Arthur]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/906198/RobinRocks Robin Rocks]]
* Recommended by Moaku
* ''Pairings/Characters:'' USUK, some past [=FrUK=] which is non-con.
* Synopsis: On the languages they share and those that they don't: France at his cruellest, England at his weakest and America kind in his greater strength. Set in both 1066 and 1944. ((Author's Summary))
* Comments: As a word of warning there's some smut to both pairs featured, as well as a good deal of blood and a nasty case of 1066. No punches are pulled either with The Blitz, or 1066, and the linguistic research is fairly impressive, though the nit-picker in this troper would like to point out earlier forms of Cornish, Welsh, French &c. are quite different from the modern versions, but there's research and then there's overkill-ridiculous. This piece is quite distinctly a history piece, although there is some very touching USUK scenes and America is a complete hero.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7061921/1/Proper_Exploration Proper Exploration]] by EccentricJabberwocky
* Recommended by Moaku
* ''Pairings/Characters:'' USUK, and WARNING! Smut. Oh so smut.
* Synopsis: America and England are getting it on, when America discovers a very interesting quirk of errogenous zones. Far better than it sounds, and yet, exactly what it says on the tin (smutsmutsmut).
* Comments: Shamelessly smutty, this piece is essentially a one-shot USUK smex scene. However, what really got this troper putting it here is the quality of the writing. Granted, the writing is being used for a less-than-chaste purpose, but the imagery, techniques, and word-choices are astoundingly... astounding. Despite simplistic subject matter, the idea is carried across in a skillful manner that is both believable, amusing, and yes -- hot. Really, this is a piece to read for the style more than anything else though!


[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6926110/1/bSpades_b Spades]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2316809/simplytrop simplytrop]]
* Recommended by: bluekitten
* Synopsis: When Alfred, an archaeology student, stumbles upon a sleeping man in the ruins of an old castle, he finds himself accidentally married to the Queen of Spades (given by the author)
* Pairings: America/England
* Comments: It's a very good fic. It shows Arthur's tsundere personality and the development of his and Alfred's relationship. Sadly it's still unfinished for now. It's based on the Artestella Artbook, if you have seen some scans, this one was based out of the Spades, where America is the king, England is the queen and so on. I recommend it for fantasy lovers.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7203553/1/Ask_Me_Anything Ask Me Anything]]'' by Iggycat
* Recommended by Nani
* Pairinigs: Alfred x Arthur
* Synopsis: (taken from the summary) Alfred starts to follow Arthur on Tumblr. It's not long until they become friends... and possibly more.
* Comments: This is a very good fic. You'll appreciate it even more if you use Tumblr. It's a one-shot, but it's fairly long (which can be a downside if you don't like long fics), and it shows the progression of their relationship fairly well.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5523895/1/I_Dont_Want_to_Miss_a_Thing I Don't Want To Miss a Thing]] by Liete.
* Recommended by Nani (again)
* Pairings: America x England
* Synopsis: America videotapes all of the memorable moments of the time he and England spent together the past few months.
* Comments: Two words: Absolutely. Beautiful. It's very sweet in the beginning, but the best part by far is [[spoiler: the MoodWhiplash at the end. All of a sudden it goes from a cute little one-shot about America and England's relationship to Alfred's last message to Arthur before he dies.]] Liete alludes to this in the very beginning, but it's more of a "blink and you'll miss it" thing - if you're a skimmer, you'll miss the foreshadowing. This troper was teary-eyed by the time she finished the story.


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6173007/1/ Singles]]'', by Happymood
* Recommended by: Fuzzles
* ''Characters'': I believe most of the main cast is included.
* ''Pairings'': Mainly Spamano, with sides of [=PruCan=], [=FrUK=], USUK, [=GerIta=], and more.
* ''Synopsis'': 10 years ago, Antonio, Francis, and Gilbert suffered their first heartbreaks, and made a pact to never fall in love again. That will change for Antonio when he first lays eyes on a brown-haired young man in a club. This AU story covers his struggle to be with this man while his two best friends deal with issues of their own.
* ''Comments'': This has to be one of the greatest fanfics I've ever read. The characterizations are spot-on, and it gives you a reason to wait for each new chapter. In Antonio's story, you eagerly wait for whether it will be him or Romano [[spoiler:making the next move]]; Francis's part will make even the biggest [[spoiler:USUK]] fangirl feel for him when he's around [[spoiler:Arthur]], and you have to wonder if Gilbert will ever admit his love for [[spoiler:Matthew]]. Sprinkle all the drama with humor and the occasional [[tearjerker tear jerker]] you will get for one of the guys, and you have Singles.

''[[http://sayasama.livejournal.com/25273.html Rat Trap]]'' by Sayasama
* Recommended by: {{Tropers/SanaMae}}
* Pairings: Russia/America, Netherlands/Canada, and (in the writer's words) an "it's complicated" England/America.
* Synopsis: "'Tis the strumpet's plague/To beguile many and be beguiled by one"-Iago; Othello, Act 4, Scene 1: In which Arthur makes Alfred work as a prostitute to put his brother through college, and Ivan really just wants to help.
* Comments: BetterThanItSounds. While prostitute {{AUs}} aren't exactly a novel concept, it's very well written and quite the TearJerker. Though (in a similar vein to "Part Right, Half wrong, a Third Crazy", above) soe of the characters come off as slightly OOC depending on your view of them, particularly Arthur (who is...how shall I say...a bit of a twat here) and Ivan (less noticeable, just toning down the AdultChild quirks quite a lot). Also, Ivan is sweet to the point of "why does this man not ''exist''?!" and there are enough mood-lightening jokes and awesomeness (Pretty much every scene with Feliks and Taurys, for example) to balance out the darker elements.
* Warnings: Slash (duh), Prostitution (again, duh), dub-con, psychological abuse, allsusions to violence and non-con. Alfred does ''not'' have it easy here.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6280789/1/Tactile Tactile]]'' by [=StarsOfYaoi=]
* Recommended by: MPEFF
* Pairings: China x America (Contains smut)
* Synopsis: Painting over America's body, China tells him a story as old as he is… (Author's summary)
* Comments: A beautifully written one-shot of a not so common pairing with a not so common kink (Paint brushes. It MakesSenseInContext). It's sweet and provocative without being overly diabetic or obscene and the build up is well-paced and sensuous in its subtlety. America's completely in character despite being on the bottom (He is in no way ukefied), meanwhile China's written in a way that shows just how long he's been around and how seasoned he truly is (Which is quite refreshing compared to the way I usually see him portrayed in fanfiction). An absolute must read for those who ship China/America or vice versa!

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6480441/1/The_Sonata_of_Servitude The Sonata of Servitude]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1490443/LightofaThousandSuns LightofaThousandSuns]] ([[AlternateUniverse AU]], work in progress)
* Reccomended by bubbletea
* ''Pairing(s)'': Prussia/Austria, Servant-Master relationship.
* ''Synopsis'': Serving a master was never part of Gilbert Beilschmidt's life-plan. Neither was being dragged into a world of riches, secrecy, luxury and betrayal. Nor was [[ForbiddenFruit finding]] [[SecretRelationship love]] in a [[ElegantClassicalMusician virtuoso master]]. A journey is beginning...for all.
** Set in the [[VictorianBritain Victorian Era, England]]. Gilbert Beilschmidt hasn't been enjoying life as of late; what with his father dying years ago after the family business went bankrupt, and he and his brother not having a penny to their name--Well, strike that. Ludwig's marrying into Italian money within the next month, leaving Gil to be on his own. What's a man to do? Well, be hired as a servant for an aristocrat, that's what! Because apparently this Roderich Edelstein needs more hands--male hands--around the house; or at least that's what the brunette's [[SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl parents]] seem to think. It certainly wasn't Rod's choice to hire the loud-mouth, egotistical, chicken-loving albino. And it wasn't Gil's choice to work for the Chopin-loving rich boy in a [[BigFancyHouse house]] with four other [[{{Meido}} girls]] (who strangely gossip about [[GuyOnGuyIsHot men with...men]]). But then again, Gil will work through it--he IS awesome like that.
* ''Comments'': Easily the most romantic multichaptered PruAus fic this troper has read so far; the story had her hooked at the first chapter and left her blushing, her heart pounding, with a major case of the [[HeartwarmingMoments warm fuzzies]]. A wonderful mix of romance, suspense and a refreshing form of witty comedy. The characters are well fleshed out, no matter how short their appearance, and are given a lot of depth which renders them believable and lively. The author doesn't rush the story for the sake of getting the two main characters together and her style of writing is beautiful and perfectly suitable for the era the story set in which seems to bring it to life; "Modern, but with those little quirks that old style writing has, what with ending sentences with exclamation points and rhetoric and all that deliciousness that is sorely neglected in most modern writing," as one reviewer described it. A must read for any PruAus shipper who likes emotional stories.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5819880/1/The_Baffled_King_and_The_Idiot_Hero The Baffled King and The Idiot Hero]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1669944/Ellarose_C Ellarose C]]
* Recommended by alexdelarge
* Pairings/Characters: America/England, minor Prussia/Canada
* Synopsis: modern AU. Detailing how two anons went from moderator and troll to internet frenemies to best friends, and then some - chatspeak included. Hallelujah.
* Comments: Named and written around the song "Hallelujah", this fic is a great read for any USUK fan. This troper loves how well written this fic is. The writer does a great job at building Alfred and Arthur's relationship from internet acquaintances to best friends. This troper also loved the way that Matthew is portrayed in the fic. Instead of a soft-spoken, submissive character, he is sharp-witted and a bit snarky, but not to the point where he is too OOC. Also the writer did a really good job at making Alfred and Matthew's bromance work so well, which this troper appreciates a lot.

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[[folder: Dark Fic ]]
''Let's face it, with a premise like [[AnthropomorphicPersonification that]], there's bound to be some dark fics running around. To avoid cluttering the folder that does say "friendly relationships", they're all being put here.''

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/all_he_ever/profile All He Ever Wanted]]'' by lindensphinx, mithrigil, and puella_nerdii (with pinstripesuit as Minister of Propaganda) all of Livejournal (warning for BL and DarkFic)
* Recommended by {{Marionetta}} (yet again, sorry)
* ''Synopsis'': An AlternateHistory fic in which England never broke off his alliance with Japan, and America became communist.
* ''Comments'': Just reading the alternate timeline in the first post can be frightening and chilling. It starts in 1923, the year in which the Anglo-Japanese Alliance would have been terminated, and ends in 1960, when America, allied with Russia against the rest of the world, finishes making the first atomic bomb. It's still in progress, and not being written in chronological order(the beginning and ending have been put in the same post). It looks like there will be some serious TearJerker. It also works as a reminder how all of this could have really happened.
** This Troper found ''[[http://community.livejournal.com/all_he_ever/1729.html The Seventh Door]],'' by mithrigil ([[CompleteMonster Prussia]], [[BrokenBird Hungary]], [[JamesBondage Austria]]--[[ScarpiaUltimatum warning]] [[IHaveYourWife for]] [[RapeAsDrama rape]]), especially distressing. The line "''Ungarn, Ungarn,'' do you hate me?" has freaked me out since I first read it. AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHY.
** {{Solandra}}: This fic is really a LoveItOrHateIt one: either you think that it's a brilliantly clever, imaginative, and edgy ForWantOfANail fic, or you think that it goes ''way'' too far in its DarkerAndEdgier {{Alternative Character Interpretation}}s and eschews potentially complex characterization for pure shock value [[WriterOnBoard to make historical points]]. So YourMileageMayVary, of course. I personally love the prose and alternative historical timeline, but the reinterpretations of England, Japan, and Prussia reminding me too much of a [[RonTheDeathEater certain trope]] kept me from becoming fully immersed in it.
** (anon, sorry): Echoing Solandra's opinion, particularly about the issues with characterization. DarkerAndEdgier AlternativeCharacterInterpretation is in full effect, to the point where many characters are not even remotely similar to their canon counterparts (and in some characters' case, especially Prussia's, it does smell like [[that certain trope RonTheDeathEater]] and WriterOnBoard). YMMV on whether the story is better for it or not, but if you go into this fic be prepared that it's more like an original story with original characters inspired by the premise of ''Hetalia'' than a ''Hetalia'' fanfic.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5073300/1/Seven_Little_Killers/ Seven Little Killers]]'' by Lucky-Angel135, a joint account between luckystars135 and Fallen Angel Wings (Slash, ''Explicit'' Violence, Character Death; in other words a pretty DarkFic)
* Recommended by CheshireGrinne
* ''Synopsis'': Nations are being murdered, and a group of mysterious masked killers is behind it. Their goal seems to be to plunge the world into chaos, but is it really? Who are these masked killers, and why are they really killing off nations?
* ''Comments'': A common premise usually carried out in an awful manner, the authors manage to change all that and provide a truly heart-wrenching and mind-grabbing work. This fic is full of psychological depth not often found in fanfiction. Sure to keep you guessing who the masked killers really are. And, if you’re anything like [[CheshireGrinne this Troper]], you will be so sucked into the plot that new chapters will fill you with dread at the thought of what could possibly happen, and who could possibly get hurt, next. And yet you won’t be able to stop reading.
* It’s unfortunate that recently, the writers announced the story’s being dropped. They’ve revealed one killer [[spoiler:Blue is actually both America and Canada]], but otherwise not much else has been revealed. This Troper read that and almost cried, ''especially'' since it ended on a freaking cliff-hanger involving [[spoiler:Russia waking up from his ''six month long'' coma and trying to talk with China, who's still stuck in a hallucination while being mentally tortured by [[BackFromTheDead Nussia]] and Yellow]].
** As that was revealed on April Fools Day, along with the dropping of another story that was proven to be a joke, it remains to be seen what's going on with this...
** It's being continued. Turns out it WAS just an April Fool's joke that went on a bit.
** This Troper was kind of let down by the fic. She expected it to be full-out gore, descriptions to keep you up at night, et cetera. (Masochism? What is this masochism you speak of?) And everyone holds it in such high standards, so she thought maybe the plot would be so incredibly captivating that once you start you can't stop reading it. The reality: the only death that made her cry was [[spoiler:Finland]]'s, and that was more because of [[spoiler:his message to Sweden]] than anything else. Quite honestly, she bored of the fic right before Yellow's arc, and hasn't caught up since. To each her own, but personally this Troper was in no way blown away by the fic.
*** [[ThatStalkerChick This troper]] believes this fanfiction deserves its own page, so, low and behold, [[SevenLittleKillers she made one]].
** This Troper has very mixed feelings about this fic. While the plot is complex and obviously very well-planned, the writing quality is definitely not great. On the one hand, when she first discovered it she read it through the entire night and bawled her eyes out many times. On the other hand, she still ended up getting tired of all the twists and turns and plot bunnies and ended up skipping quite a few chapters. A more recent attempt by her to read this fic ended up with frustration at all the unsubtle tear-jerking and subpar writing quality.

''[[http://zed-azrael.livejournal.com/12718.html Memory (Zikaron)]]'' (Holocaust imagery, OC, controversial topic)
* Recommended by Anon
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[[folder: Fusion Fics ]]
''No matter the fandom, there will always be [[FusionFic fusion fics]]. These are the ones where casting is dead on, (or at least as close as possible) and characterization is generally kept the [[OutOfCharacter same]]. Not to mention they're just plain fun to read.''

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5241413/1/ UNSINKABLE]]'' By [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/975386/Master_KaiKen Master Kaiken]]
* Recommended by Anonymous
* ''Pairings'': America/England (main), Germany/Italy, Prussia/Austria (hinted for future)
* ''Sypnosis'': (Author's summary) The year is 1912. An aloof American and a proper Englishman's paths collide aboard the grandest ship of their time... The Titanic.
* ''Comments'': It's a ''{{Titanic}}'' parody with England as Rose and America as Jack. Granted, England is a bit less {{tsundere}} than usual, but everyone's characterization is pretty well done. The grammar's a tad off, but the author's first language isn't English. Otherwise, it's quite beautifully written.
* You forgot to mention that not only is England less {{tsundere}}, he is also very OOC, and he acts like a girl. It's obvious that the writer has talent, it's just annoying to see him written that way. Also, France is made out to be a total douche bag, which is OOC as well. It's an OK read I guess, but I don't think it's all that great.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/4567.html?thread=7930839#t7930839 You Can't Hide Forever]]'' By Anon ([[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/15769.html?thread=41498777#t41498777 continued]])
* Recommended by Anon
* ''Characters'': Ensemble cast (i.e. just about everyone)
* ''Synopsis'': The Nation-tans one day wake up to find that suddenly, humanity knows all about them. ''Everything.'' It soon becomes a race against time to set things right before the world destroys itself.
* ''Comments'': This work-in-progress provides a realistic (or at least semi-plausible) look at how the modern society would view the existence of [[AnthropomorphicPersonifications Personified Nations.]] Whoever "leaked" it must have taken hints from [[{{Watchmen}} Adrian Veidt]] or LexLuthor, as the world at large (for the most part) seems to view them as either freak shows for the press, "lab test" material for scientists and politicians, or outright abominations, though France and Greece manage to get by initially. In other words, expect a good deal of DarkerAndEdgier and WhatMeasureIsANonHuman moments; an early scene where [[spoiler: a Holocaust survivor tracks down and attempts to gun down Germany and Italy]] should be a good indication. And I guess the only reason why this is in this section is because technically, the cast of ''BlackLagoon'' are also in this. Due to the scale of this sort of thing, the pace is rather slow.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6713019/1/bKing_b_and_Country King and Country]]''by RobinRocks
* Recommended by Musicrox4ever
* ''Characters'': Britain and Prime Minister Churchill are primary interaction characters. Bertie is indirectly involved by giving his speech.
* ''Synopsis'':"Have I no voice of my own that I need some bloody quarter German royal who can barely string three words together to take up the task for me?" Great Britain is at war and the people must be rallied. Crossover with The King's Speech.
* ''Comments'': I adored the film ''The King's Speech'' very much and had decided to look up any crossovers that had been made with it out of boredom. To my greatest pleasure, I found this fanfiction. Very well written and pretty much in character for both the Prime Minister as well as England himself. It's particularly pleasing that this was a fanfiction focused upon Arthur because we see sides of him that we can't (and sometimes won't) see in Hetalia: we actually are shown his intelligence rather han hearing him brag about it and we actually get to witness the English gentleman that we rarely see in he series. This fanfiction developes Arthur based upon the feelings of the English people pre- and post-speech. In the end he humbles himself to a man who wanted only one thing: to protect his country.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5734833/1/ The Fifth Alice of Human Sacrifice]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1059080/SpeakingThroughWrittenWords SpeakingThroughWrittenWords]]
* Recommended by Tropers/BlackSun
* Characters: Main is France and England, although about half of the cast also appears.
* ''Synopsis'': England is chosen to be the "Fifth Alice" and is taken to the mad world of Wonderland with France as his guide. Turns out when they arrives, the role has reversed: France becomes the Alice; England becomes his guide. Together with the other people trapped in Wonderland, they try to find The End, which would be their only mean to escape.
* ''Comments'': Do not be put off by the title simply because it's from a {{Vocaloid}} song; coming from someone who hates unmodified-plot FusionFic usually has, this Troper can say that this is one of the best fic of {{Vocaloid}} song ever fused with AxisPowersHetalia, or any other fandom for that matter. The author does not just slap the Hetalia's cast into the plot of ''Alice of Human Sacrifice''; rather, the author ''evolves'' it to be its very own original plot, sometimes bordering into OriginalFlavour of the AliceInWonderland novels, which the author apparently has read as well. And yes, ''novels''. [[spoiler: You probably don't expect that this fic contains, among other awesome things most people miss in [[AdaptationDistillation adaptations]], the Looking-Glass world, [[RoyalBrat Queen of Hearts]] ''and'' [[OffWithHisHead Red Queen]], and [[TheOjou The Duchess]], do you?]] So, expect MindScrew nearly in the same level of AliceInWonderland! Needless to say, a must-read for anyone who like AliceInWonderland with more "bit" of [[MadWorld madness]] sprinkled on.

''[[http://riiyacub.livejournal.com/2447.html#cutid1 Alfred Jones and the Overprotective Prefect]]'' by riiyacub
* Recommended by chibiaries
* Characters: Mostly US and UK. Teeth-rotting amounts of mutual admiration between Al and Artie. Nothing deeper than very deep bonds....Al is only 11 after all.
* ''Synopsis'': This was the year Alfred Jones - the Boy Who Didn't Die - came to Hogwarts.
* ''Comments'': A story told in three parts ([[http://riiyacub.livejournal.com/2657.html Part 2]] and [[http://riiyacub.livejournal.com/3066.html#cutid1 Part 3]] here), it is longer and more substantial than a one-shot, but not too lengthy as to eat up a whole afternoon in reading it. The premise for this fic could have been mangled rather badly but the author keeps a good handle on the characterization of Alfred and Arthur. On the whole, the story is fluffy and humorous and lighthearted, with several pokes and subversions of events in Harry Potter's first year. Also, Protective!Arthur manages to be simultaneously adorable and awesome.

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''Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.''

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7414287/1/bSleep_b_bLittle_b_bBird_b Sleep, Little Bird]]'' by George deValier

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''No matter
the family fandom, there will always be [[FusionFic fusion fics]]. These are the ones where casting is dead on, (or at least as close as possible) and characterization is generally kept the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.[[OutOfCharacter same]]. Not to mention they're just plain fun to read.''

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7414287/1/bSleep_b_bLittle_b_bBird_b Sleep, Little Bird]]'' by George deValiernet/s/5241413/1/ UNSINKABLE]]'' By [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/975386/Master_KaiKen Master Kaiken]]



* ''Characters'': Sweden/Berwald, Finland/Tino, and Sealand/Peter.
* ''Synopsis'': A one-shot following the lives of Berwald, Tino and Peter along their lives. But it's actually much, ''much'' deeper than that. They were once the perfect family, until a heartbreaking tragedy fell upon them.
* ''Comments'': One of the best one-shots I have ever read so far. There's just so much emotion you can feel when you read this story, and there's this way that the author describes their family so close together and tightly knit that it's absolutely heartbreaking to read the ending, where a certain tragedy occurs. There's also a link (courtesy of Youtube) to a Finnish lullaby that Tino sings, which will make you bawl even more while reading this story, showing just how much emotion this fanfic will bring out of you. Incredibly well-written and heartfelt.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6889144/1/What_a_Brother_What_a_Bother]]'' by Kopanda
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Cutekittenlady}}.
* ''Characters'': England, America, France, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and North Ireland. Other countries make cameos such as Germany and Russia.
* ''Synopsis'': A collection of stories ranging from chapters to one shots depicting Englands relationship with Scotland as well as his other brothers and France. Stories range from humorous to angsty to some occasional fluff. Rated for Scotland and England's potty mouths, fighting, kissing, and France being France. No pairings, though is at times heavily implied.
* ''Comments'': One of the best renditions of Scotland this troper has ever read. Kopanda uses the pixiv Scotland character design, and gives him characteristics that fit him the way a stereotype would, while also giving decent reason for his portrayal through back story and interactions with other characters. Being Scottish herself, she gives a very accurate description of the countries history with England as well as the rest of the UK and France. Is currently ongoing and deserves recognition for a continued run.

''[[http://dinosaurusgede.deviantart.com/gallery/28820359 Maaf]]'' by ''[[http://dinosaurusgede.deviantart.com/ dinosaurusgede]]''
* Recommended by {{Tropers/NewSeniorGenius}}.
* ''Characters'': Dutch East Indies (Indonesia OC) pairing with Netherlands, India with Pakistan/Mughal under the British Empire/England. Other OCs include Ghana, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Phillipines, Timor Leste, Iran, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Portugal, Luxemborough. Other Characters such as Italy (Both of them when young), Turkey, Spain and Belgium.
* ''Synopsis'': "Historical Hetalia Doujin of Netherlands Indies & British Raj during 1870-1949 by Dinosaurusgede. Maaf means 'forgive/apologize' in Indonesia & India. Rating : T. Genre : hurt/comfort, comedy" As Posted in the Author's Site.
* ''Comments'': It is a well-researched comic (although relying on wikipedia at parts). A Historical Doujin about the Colonisation of South-East Asia (Focus on the Spice Islands, Indonesia) and the India under the British Empire. It is pretty Dark at some point due to handling matters of historical significance (still stays within known Canon), but the Heartwarming moments and the funny in between are WORTH IT. Four Chapters and ongoing. Needs More Love.


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6987833/1/Room_101/ Room 101]]'' by Razzaroo
* Recommended by: TheWizardAbs
* ''Characters and Pairing(s)'': The Nordics, mainly Iceland and Norway so far. Mentions of Sealand as well.
* ''Synopsis'': Human AU. 'Ari had always been told that it was easy to get through a scary situation, if one knew how. He didn't know if you could believe everything you hear...'
* ''Tags'': It has got mentions of rape in it; might be a bit triggery.
* ''Comments'': This is a very interesting fic, which explores what happens after Iceland (named Ari) is kidnapped and raped. Norway may or may not OOC, but it's understandable given the circumstances. Overall, it's worth a read.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5693977/1/AWOL AWOL]]'' by Lisse
* Recommended by {{RBMIfan}}
* ''Characters and Pairing(s)'': America, Canada and characters from NCIS.
* ''Synopsis'': When a Marine goes missing, his twin brother comes to NCIS looking for help. Then things get weird.
* ''Comments'': Interesting take on the nations being almost ordinary people, and what that looks like to everyone else. The writing style is great; the way the scenes are written as brief flashes really works with the story. Also, it gets props for making Canada's invisibleness epic.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6746784/1/The_International_Academy_of_Hetalia_Fanfiction The International Academy of Hetalia Fanfiction]] and the sequel, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7058740/1/Bled_Stained_Days_at_IAHF Bled stained days at IAHF]] by Lily Winterwood
* Recommended by: Anonymous
* ''Characters and Pairing(s)'': Absolutely any character that exists in the Hetalia universe. It also centers on OC's / Self Inserts sent in by authors being taught how to write goodfic.
* ''Synopsis'': Not all of the new Hetalia fanfics coming in from the fanfiction influx are good ones. The Nations have no choice – to deal with the badfic, they enlist the side characters and create the newest Official Fanfiction University on the block. Get ready for pain, fanbrats.
* ''Tags'': Some mentions of rape, so it may be triggery. Mentions of sex, and Mary sues all around.

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia/203252.html the three partitions of poland]]'' and ''[[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia/243401.html lithuanian occupation during wwii]]'' by derogatory
* Recommended by {{GawkishGirl}}
* ''Characters and Pairing(s)'': Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Germany, and pretty much every combination of those four. Other appearances by Austria, Prussia, Hungary, America, Estonia, Latvia.
* ''Synopsis'': [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Exactly What They Say On The Tin]].
* ''Comments'': Hands-down the most in-character portrayals of every single character listed, especially Poland and Lithuania themselves. The history is great and the writing style is evocative and brilliant, easy to read without being dull or simple. They're both very long fics, but they don't feel it, and the endings wrench your heart. (warning: ''lithuanian occupation during wwii'' is locked to members only on the LiveJournal community.)

[[http://milk-fics.livejournal.com/1162.html A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes]] by Anonymous
* Recommended by JuiceBoxHero
* ''Characters and Pairings'': Denmark/Norway, hints of Sweden/Finland, but romance is ''not'' the main focus here. Throw and Iceland and a Sealand into the mix, and it's mainly about the familial relationship between all the Nordic countries (plus Sealand).
* ''Synopsis'': When Denmark doesn't show up for a meeting, the other Nordics check up on him. It turns out, he's been ensnared by the [[{{Superman}} Black Mercy]], a plant that kills its victims while showing them a dream of their heart's desire. ''And that's just the tip of the iceberg.''
* ''Comments'': Just plain ''brilliant'' characterization, especially since the Nordics are some of the rarer characters to find fic written about (and even rarer to find written ''well''). Along with everything else, there's also very well-written PsychologicalHorror. Some of the images in this fic WILL disturb you.
** Seconded by Chewybakaa. This is an absolutely GLORIOUS fic. Probably my favorite Nordics-centric one out there.
** Thirded by otaku876. Oh my God, I'm pretty much in love with this fic, it's that wonderful.
*** Fourthed! This was simply amazing (and very creepy, near the end.) On another note, the author has since deanoned herself as [[http://glassamilk.livejournal.com/ glassamilk]].

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/632.html?thread=2031224#t2031224 The Fifth of November]]'' by Anonymous.
* Recommended by JuiceBoxHero.
* ''Synopsis'': This troper thinks that what Anonymous used as a summary works best here:
-->Guy Fawkes was not celebrated in the UK in a positive fashion. A man embodying the utmost treason, Guy Fawkes Day is held to mock the failure of the Gunpowder plot and to commemorate the saving of England.
-->But still, it's hard not to remember - and even harder to forget - that after 400 years, he had once been in love with a rebel.
* ''Comments'': Heavily on the historical end of ''Hetalia'' fanfics. It's also particularly angsty, so if you don't want to have your eyes well up and your lips quibble, this may not be for you. [[JuiceBoxHero This troper]] particularly liked the use of BookEnds. No romance, but there is some moderate TearJerker between [[MoeAnthropomorphism England]] and Guy Fawkes.

''How I Wonder What You Are'' [[http://mithrigil.livejournal.com/416078.html part one]] [[http://mithrigil.livejournal.com/417004.html#cutid1 part two]] by Mithrigil
* Recommended by {{Marionetta}}
* ''Synopsis'': Part one -- A torchlighting, a coup, a tarmac, a coffeeshop, and communism. Part two -- Emulation, hypocrisy, progress, hope, and the lawn outside the Pentagon.
* ''Comments'': Another very historical ''Hetalia'' fic, set in the Cold War era. America's talks with everyone just reflects the real world events and attitudes way too well, as well as their characterization in ''Hetalia''. Plus it's just so well written. Seriously, it must be read. Must. Not really focused on romance, but if you squint there's something between USA and UK.
** Pretty much anything and everything by [[http://mithrigil.livejournal.com/tag/fic Mithrigil]] is absolutely worth reading, in fact.

''[[http://beyondafter.livejournal.com/3985.html Choking]]'' by madelineusher
* Recommended by Sparrow
* ''Synopsis'': Prussia thoughts and feelings as East Germany, with particular focus on his relationships with (West) Germany and Russia.
* ''Comments'': Definitely a TearJerker focused on the human element of the series -- the history of East Germany is there as a foundation, but it's Prussia's personality that really drives this fic. In another light, it's an excellent take on the division of Germany, interpretations of which vary in the fandom (although Prussia!GDR might well be on his way to becoming part of {{fanon}}). No romance, but a wonderful brotherly relationship between Prussia and Germany.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/10456.html?thread=14468056#t14468056 Wir leben noch in Geisterhäuser]]'' by Anonymous
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Synopsis'': Prussia gradually loses his memories as he ceases to be a nation.
* ''Comments'': A simple premise is carried out beautifully and heartbreakingly. Prussia's memory loss and eventual transition is handled perfectly, and the ending manages to be both tearjerking and uplifting at the same time.

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia/380347.html Tale of Two Koreas]]'' by lo_wah. Warning: friendslocked for violence.
* Recommended by {{Orihime}}
* ''Synopsis'': What could have happened between the two Koreas... Original Character (North Korea) warning.
* ''Comments'': It begins as a rather light-hearted fan-comic about the Korea brothers (the OC North Korea is a male, and our already known S. Korea's twin older brother), but as it starts treating the Japanese forced entry in Korea and the death of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Myeongseong_of_Korea Empress Myeonsong]] in 1895, the GenreShift creates an intense TearJerker. South Korea is always shown in canon as a cheerful, child-like character, but to see him breaking down and [=BSODing=] after [[spoiler: losing his freedom at the hands of Japan and then being separated from North Korea per Russian and American intervention]] makes him a huge, huge {{Woobie}}.

[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/10530.html?thread=18090018#t18090018 ''An Incident and Jerusalem or Increments of Jerusalem'']] by Anon
* Recommended by: Anon
** Continuation here: [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/10456.html?thread=18540248#t18540248]]
* ''Synopsis'': A crossover with Sherlock Holmes in the style of the novels. The son of a dead Crimean War veteran comes to Holmes to find the last survivor from said veteran's regiment. What follows is a deepening and strange case that may concern the fate of England. It also doesn't help that the last survivor goes by the name "Arthur Kirkland." Adding to the mystery is the involvement of Inspector Lestrade's [[spoiler:American]] clerk, Alfred.
* ''Comments'': The fic surprisingly captures both Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's style and Victorian Britain fairly well. It also helped that the ''real'' mystery was solved not by Holmes, [[spoiler:but by Watson when he recognized Arthur's image.]]
** Seconding the recommendation. [[ShinyBulbasaur This Troper]] was surprised at how incredibly OriginalFlavor it was, and the ending is truly remarkable and worth reading. There's also a wonderful CrowningMomentOfFunny delivered by Alfred that I won't spoil, and every single character is in character. This crossover is everything a crossover should be.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/632.html?thread=683128#t683128 Life On The Dream Factory's Floor]]''
* Recommended by Anon, Chewybakaa
* ''Pairing(s)'': Slight America/Marilyn Monroe, but it's more friendship/romance (non-detailed intimacy!)
* ''Synopsis'': Quite the TearJerker, this fic follows America in the 1950s and his connection with the stars of the day, particularly his friendship with Marilyn Monroe. He especially notes of her inner turmoil and her desperate need to be loved, a feeling he is all too familiar with. The story ends with America at Marilyn's grave, reflecting on tragedy that was her life, and their similarities.
* ''Comments'': A wonderful representation as Alfred, Marilyn, and the rest of Hollywood legends as actual people with feelings, not as actors with pretty faces.

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/rumbling_rose/3383.html#cutid1 Kingdom Of Heaven]]'' by Adesso (Warning: violence and language)
* Reccomended by Stilli
* ''Synposis'': 1943-1945: Italy is a battleground. After Mussolini is deposed and the new Italian leadership signs an armistice with the Allied Powers, German forces seize control of most of the country.
* ''Comments'': A TearJerker focused at the Italy brothers at the end of World War II. Wonderful characterization of both brothers and the relationship between the two.
** Seconding. One of, if not the best fanfiction I've ever been lucky enough to find--even though I am a bit biased towards Romano. Check out adesso's other fics, especially The Lamp Beside the Golden Door [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5748798/1/The_Lamp_Beside_the_Golden_Door]], a somewhat hilarious take on America and Romano's interaction in the 1920s.
** I have to third this. This was a beautiful piece of work, and like the troper above, possibly one of the best fics I have ever had the luck of coming across. My favorite scene was probably [[spoiler:when Romano goes to confession]], because I feel it was just so powerful. A definite must-read.


''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/6850.html?thread=8531138#t8531138 Turkey and the Family Gathering of Agonizing Doom]]'' by Anonymous
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairings'': Implied Turkey/Greece, Bahrain/Qatar, and Egypt/Israel, but shipping isn't the main point of this fic.
* ''Synopsis'': The Middle East nations have a family picnic. HilarityEnsues.
* ''Comments'': This fic [[strike:may be]] ''is'' a bit out of place in this section with all the DarkFic listed above. That said, it's a perfect example of how any part of history, even one as combative as Middle Eastern relations, can be written in an educational and funny manner, ''Hetalia''-style. Most of the characters are [=OCs=] out of necessity as the only Middle Eastern nations represented in ''Hetalia'' canon are Turkey and Egypt, but they're all well-researched and interact with one another in hilarious-because-history-makes-them-true ways.

''[[http://ode-to-a.livejournal.com/5506.html Outshining Every Star]]'' by ode_to_a
* Recommended by {{Marionetta}}
* ''Synopsis'': England now has America, the question is what will he do with the child.
* ''Comments'': This fic is very fluffy. I especially like how the author has shown England's gruffness and how he starts to become rather maternal around America. It also doesn't fail to talk about the politics of the colonization (there is a bit of un-PC in the fic, fitting for the time stamp) but the occasional disconnect between what England must do and what Arthur wants to do presents a bit of a heart-rending situation.

''[[http://geministar01.livejournal.com/40088.html#cutid1 Avalon]]'' by GeminiStar01.
* Recommended by {{Liangnui}} (Warnings for character death, mostly.)
* ''Pairings'': America/Canada if you look at it sideways, I guess. Otherwise, mostly platonic.
* ''Synopsis'': ''"The old world is dying, Alfred. Arthur is just the first." People, animals, governments and nations all pass away, but life and love will always find away to continue on...''
* ''Comments'': It's a [[TearJerker tear jerker]] all the way through, but after the first segment, it's happy tears instead. Already completed, so no need to wait for new chapters. I think it and the rest of the fics set in the same AU are absolutely [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming adorable]]. There's a sequel up here [[http://geministar01.livejournal.com/43403.html#cutid1]] and ends on a high note. The author may add more stories to the series, but isn't sure.
** Seconded by {{Tropers/Aspen}}. That was just ''beautiful''.

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia/517879.html Ta Ethika]]'' by meltedpeep
* Recommended by {{disablaze}}
* ''Synopsis'': Occupied by the Axis powers, Greece desperately hangs on to his pride despite his own helplessness to escape starvation. As he grows more and more weak, however, he receives a surprise visit from an old enemy.
* ''Comments'': Meltedpeep is known for her hilarious, illustrated history lessons using the characters of Hetalia, so, despite the fact that Ta Ethika is [[TearJerker much more serious]], the history is a very important part of the fic. Showcases Greece's less [[CloudCuckooLander spacey]], more determined side, as well as the different ways he responds to the [[DrillSergeantNasty three]] [[TheDitz very]] [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder different]] countries occupying him and the country that [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming unexpectedly comes to his aid]].

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5096970/1/The_Daughter_of_Turul/ The Daughter of Turul]]'' by Shezners
* Recommended by @/{{Parable}}
* ''Synopsis'': All at once, the memories of the Great War rushed back to her, the loss of her pride, her land, her Austria. Once again, she was side by side with Germany, whether she wanted to be or not. And this was another war she could not afford to lose.
* ''Comments'': A moving piece featuring Hungary during WWII as she struggles to make it out of the conflict without loosing everything dear to her like last time. A sense of despair permeats the story for anyone who knows history but the end has an unexpected idea of hope that makes this story worth reading.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5455823/1/Folie_a_Plusiers/ Folie a Plusiers]]''by [=CaCoPhOnY Of ScReAmS=]

to:

* ''Characters'': Sweden/Berwald, Finland/Tino, ''Pairings'': America/England (main), Germany/Italy, Prussia/Austria (hinted for future)
* ''Sypnosis'': (Author's summary) The year is 1912. An aloof American
and Sealand/Peter.
* ''Synopsis'': A one-shot following
a proper Englishman's paths collide aboard the lives grandest ship of Berwald, Tino and Peter along their lives. But it's actually much, ''much'' deeper than that. They were once the perfect family, until a heartbreaking tragedy fell upon them.
time... The Titanic.
* ''Comments'': One of the best one-shots I have ever read so far. There's just so much emotion you can feel when you read this story, and there's this way that the author describes their family so close together and tightly knit that it's absolutely heartbreaking to read the ending, where It's a certain tragedy occurs. There's also a link (courtesy of Youtube) to a Finnish lullaby that Tino sings, which will make you bawl even more while reading this story, showing just how much emotion this fanfic will bring out of you. Incredibly well-written and heartfelt.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6889144/1/What_a_Brother_What_a_Bother]]'' by Kopanda
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Cutekittenlady}}.
* ''Characters'': England, America, France, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and North Ireland. Other countries make cameos such as Germany and Russia.
* ''Synopsis'': A collection of stories ranging from chapters to one shots depicting Englands relationship with Scotland as well as his other brothers and France. Stories range from humorous to angsty to some occasional fluff. Rated for Scotland and England's potty mouths, fighting, kissing, and France being France. No pairings, though is at times heavily implied.
* ''Comments'': One of the best renditions of Scotland this troper has ever read. Kopanda uses the pixiv Scotland character design, and gives him characteristics that fit him the way a stereotype would, while also giving decent reason for his portrayal through back story and interactions with other characters. Being Scottish herself, she gives a very accurate description of the countries history
''{{Titanic}}'' parody with England as well as the rest of the UK Rose and France. Is currently ongoing and deserves recognition for a continued run.

''[[http://dinosaurusgede.deviantart.com/gallery/28820359 Maaf]]'' by ''[[http://dinosaurusgede.deviantart.com/ dinosaurusgede]]''
* Recommended by {{Tropers/NewSeniorGenius}}.
* ''Characters'': Dutch East Indies (Indonesia OC) pairing with Netherlands, India with Pakistan/Mughal under the British Empire/England. Other OCs include Ghana, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Phillipines, Timor Leste, Iran, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Portugal, Luxemborough. Other Characters such
America as Italy (Both of them when young), Turkey, Spain and Belgium.
* ''Synopsis'': "Historical Hetalia Doujin of Netherlands Indies & British Raj during 1870-1949 by Dinosaurusgede. Maaf means 'forgive/apologize' in Indonesia & India. Rating : T. Genre : hurt/comfort, comedy" As Posted in the Author's Site.
* ''Comments'': It
Jack. Granted, England is a well-researched comic (although relying on wikipedia at parts). A Historical Doujin about the Colonisation of South-East Asia (Focus on the Spice Islands, Indonesia) and the India under the British Empire. It bit less {{tsundere}} than usual, but everyone's characterization is pretty Dark at some point due to handling matters of historical significance (still stays within known Canon), well done. The grammar's a tad off, but the Heartwarming moments and the funny in between are WORTH IT. Four Chapters and ongoing. Needs More Love.


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6987833/1/Room_101/ Room 101]]'' by Razzaroo
* Recommended by: TheWizardAbs
* ''Characters and Pairing(s)'': The Nordics, mainly Iceland and Norway so far. Mentions of Sealand as well.
* ''Synopsis'': Human AU. 'Ari had always been told that it was easy to get through a scary situation, if one knew how. He didn't know if you could believe everything you hear...'
* ''Tags'': It has got mentions of rape in it; might be a bit triggery.
* ''Comments'': This is a very interesting fic, which explores what happens after Iceland (named Ari) is kidnapped and raped. Norway may or may not OOC, but
author's first language isn't English. Otherwise, it's understandable given quite beautifully written.
* You forgot to mention that not only is England less {{tsundere}}, he is also very OOC, and he acts like a girl. It's obvious that
the circumstances. Overall, writer has talent, it's worth a read.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5693977/1/AWOL AWOL]]'' by Lisse
* Recommended by {{RBMIfan}}
* ''Characters and Pairing(s)'': America, Canada and characters from NCIS.
* ''Synopsis'': When a Marine goes missing, his twin brother comes
just annoying to NCIS looking for help. Then things get weird.
* ''Comments'': Interesting take on the nations being almost ordinary people, and what that looks like to everyone else. The writing style is great; the way the scenes are
see him written as brief flashes really works with the story. that way. Also, it gets props for making Canada's invisibleness epic.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6746784/1/The_International_Academy_of_Hetalia_Fanfiction The International Academy of Hetalia Fanfiction]] and the sequel, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7058740/1/Bled_Stained_Days_at_IAHF Bled stained days at IAHF]] by Lily Winterwood
* Recommended by: Anonymous
* ''Characters and Pairing(s)'': Absolutely any character that exists in the Hetalia universe. It also centers on OC's / Self Inserts sent in by authors being taught how
France is made out to write goodfic.
* ''Synopsis'': Not all of the new Hetalia fanfics coming in from the fanfiction influx are good ones. The Nations have no choice – to deal with the badfic, they enlist the side characters and create the newest Official Fanfiction University on the block. Get ready for pain, fanbrats.
* ''Tags'': Some mentions of rape, so it may
be triggery. Mentions of sex, and Mary sues all around.

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia/203252.html the three partitions of poland]]'' and ''[[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia/243401.html lithuanian occupation during wwii]]'' by derogatory
* Recommended by {{GawkishGirl}}
* ''Characters and Pairing(s)'': Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Germany, and pretty much every combination of those four. Other appearances by Austria, Prussia, Hungary, America, Estonia, Latvia.
* ''Synopsis'': [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Exactly What They Say On The Tin]].
* ''Comments'': Hands-down the most in-character portrayals of every single character listed, especially Poland and Lithuania themselves. The history
a total douche bag, which is great and the writing style is evocative and brilliant, easy to OOC as well. It's an OK read without being dull or simple. They're both very long fics, I guess, but they I don't feel it, and the endings wrench your heart. (warning: ''lithuanian occupation during wwii'' is locked to members only on the LiveJournal community.)

[[http://milk-fics.livejournal.com/1162.html A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes]] by Anonymous
* Recommended by JuiceBoxHero
* ''Characters and Pairings'': Denmark/Norway, hints of Sweden/Finland, but romance is ''not'' the main focus here. Throw and Iceland and a Sealand into the mix, and
think it's mainly about the familial relationship between all the Nordic countries (plus Sealand).
* ''Synopsis'': When Denmark doesn't show up for a meeting, the other Nordics check up on him. It turns out, he's been ensnared by the [[{{Superman}} Black Mercy]], a plant
that kills its victims while showing them a dream of their heart's desire. ''And that's just the tip of the iceberg.''
* ''Comments'': Just plain ''brilliant'' characterization, especially since the Nordics are some of the rarer characters to find fic written about (and even rarer to find written ''well''). Along with everything else, there's also very well-written PsychologicalHorror. Some of the images in this fic WILL disturb you.
** Seconded by Chewybakaa. This is an absolutely GLORIOUS fic. Probably my favorite Nordics-centric one out there.
** Thirded by otaku876. Oh my God, I'm pretty much in love with this fic, it's that wonderful.
*** Fourthed! This was simply amazing (and very creepy, near the end.) On another note, the author has since deanoned herself as [[http://glassamilk.livejournal.com/ glassamilk]].

great.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/632.html?thread=2031224#t2031224 The Fifth of November]]'' by Anonymous.
* Recommended by JuiceBoxHero.
* ''Synopsis'': This troper thinks that what Anonymous used as a summary works best here:
-->Guy Fawkes was not celebrated in the UK in a positive fashion. A man embodying the utmost treason, Guy Fawkes Day is held to mock the failure of the Gunpowder plot and to commemorate the saving of England.
-->But still, it's hard not to remember - and even harder to forget - that after 400 years, he had once been in love with a rebel.
* ''Comments'': Heavily on the historical end of ''Hetalia'' fanfics. It's also particularly angsty, so if you don't want to have your eyes well up and your lips quibble, this may not be for you. [[JuiceBoxHero This troper]] particularly liked the use of BookEnds. No romance, but there is some moderate TearJerker between [[MoeAnthropomorphism England]] and Guy Fawkes.

''How I Wonder What
com/4567.html?thread=7930839#t7930839 You Are'' [[http://mithrigil.Can't Hide Forever]]'' By Anon ([[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/416078.html part one]] [[http://mithrigil.livejournal.com/417004.html#cutid1 part two]] by Mithrigil
com/15769.html?thread=41498777#t41498777 continued]])
* Recommended by {{Marionetta}}
* ''Synopsis'': Part one -- A torchlighting, a coup, a tarmac, a coffeeshop, and communism. Part two -- Emulation, hypocrisy, progress, hope, and the lawn outside the Pentagon.
* ''Comments'': Another very historical ''Hetalia'' fic, set in the Cold War era. America's talks with everyone just reflects the real world events and attitudes way too well, as well as their characterization in ''Hetalia''. Plus it's just so well written. Seriously, it must be read. Must. Not really focused on romance, but if you squint there's something between USA and UK.
** Pretty much anything and everything by [[http://mithrigil.livejournal.com/tag/fic Mithrigil]] is absolutely worth reading, in fact.

''[[http://beyondafter.livejournal.com/3985.html Choking]]'' by madelineusher
* Recommended by Sparrow
* ''Synopsis'': Prussia thoughts and feelings as East Germany, with particular focus on his relationships with (West) Germany and Russia.
* ''Comments'': Definitely a TearJerker focused on the human element of the series -- the history of East Germany is there as a foundation, but it's Prussia's personality that really drives this fic. In another light, it's an excellent take on the division of Germany, interpretations of which vary in the fandom (although Prussia!GDR might well be on his way to becoming part of {{fanon}}). No romance, but a wonderful brotherly relationship between Prussia and Germany.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/10456.html?thread=14468056#t14468056 Wir leben noch in Geisterhäuser]]'' by Anonymous
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Synopsis'': Prussia gradually loses his memories as he ceases to be a nation.
* ''Comments'': A simple premise is carried out beautifully and heartbreakingly. Prussia's memory loss and eventual transition is handled perfectly, and the ending manages to be both tearjerking and uplifting at the same time.

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia/380347.html Tale of Two Koreas]]'' by lo_wah. Warning: friendslocked for violence.
* Recommended by {{Orihime}}
* ''Synopsis'': What could have happened between the two Koreas... Original Character (North Korea) warning.
* ''Comments'': It begins as a rather light-hearted fan-comic about the Korea brothers (the OC North Korea is a male, and our already known S. Korea's twin older brother), but as it starts treating the Japanese forced entry in Korea and the death of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Myeongseong_of_Korea Empress Myeonsong]] in 1895, the GenreShift creates an intense TearJerker. South Korea is always shown in canon as a cheerful, child-like character, but to see him breaking down and [=BSODing=] after [[spoiler: losing his freedom at the hands of Japan and then being separated from North Korea per Russian and American intervention]] makes him a huge, huge {{Woobie}}.

[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/10530.html?thread=18090018#t18090018 ''An Incident and Jerusalem or Increments of Jerusalem'']] by
Anon
* Recommended by: Anon
** Continuation here: [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/10456.html?thread=18540248#t18540248]]
* ''Synopsis'': A crossover with Sherlock Holmes in the style of the novels. The son of a dead Crimean War veteran comes to Holmes to find the last survivor from said veteran's regiment. What follows is a deepening and strange case that may concern the fate of England. It also doesn't help that the last survivor goes by the name "Arthur Kirkland." Adding to the mystery is the involvement of Inspector Lestrade's [[spoiler:American]] clerk, Alfred.
* ''Comments'': The fic surprisingly captures both Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's style and Victorian Britain fairly well. It also helped that the ''real'' mystery was solved not by Holmes, [[spoiler:but by Watson when he recognized Arthur's image.]]
** Seconding the recommendation. [[ShinyBulbasaur This Troper]] was surprised at how incredibly OriginalFlavor it was, and the ending is truly remarkable and worth reading. There's also a wonderful CrowningMomentOfFunny delivered by Alfred that I won't spoil, and every single character is in character. This crossover is everything a crossover should be.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/632.html?thread=683128#t683128 Life On The Dream Factory's Floor]]''
* Recommended by Anon, Chewybakaa
* ''Pairing(s)'': Slight America/Marilyn Monroe, but it's more friendship/romance (non-detailed intimacy!)
* ''Synopsis'': Quite the TearJerker, this fic follows America in the 1950s and his connection with the stars of the day, particularly his friendship with Marilyn Monroe. He especially notes of her inner turmoil and her desperate need to be loved, a feeling he is all too familiar with. The story ends with America at Marilyn's grave, reflecting on tragedy that was her life, and their similarities.
* ''Comments'': A wonderful representation as Alfred, Marilyn, and the rest of Hollywood legends as actual people with feelings, not as actors with pretty faces.

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/rumbling_rose/3383.html#cutid1 Kingdom Of Heaven]]'' by Adesso (Warning: violence and language)
* Reccomended by Stilli
* ''Synposis'': 1943-1945: Italy is a battleground. After Mussolini is deposed and the new Italian leadership signs an armistice with the Allied Powers, German forces seize control of most of the country.
* ''Comments'': A TearJerker focused at the Italy brothers at the end of World War II. Wonderful characterization of both brothers and the relationship between the two.
** Seconding. One of, if not the best fanfiction I've ever been lucky enough to find--even though I am a bit biased towards Romano. Check out adesso's other fics, especially The Lamp Beside the Golden Door [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5748798/1/The_Lamp_Beside_the_Golden_Door]], a somewhat hilarious take on America and Romano's interaction in the 1920s.
** I have to third this. This was a beautiful piece of work, and like the troper above, possibly one of the best fics I have ever had the luck of coming across. My favorite scene was probably [[spoiler:when Romano goes to confession]], because I feel it was
''Characters'': Ensemble cast (i.e. just so powerful. A definite must-read.


''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/6850.html?thread=8531138#t8531138 Turkey and the Family Gathering of Agonizing Doom]]'' by Anonymous
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairings'': Implied Turkey/Greece, Bahrain/Qatar, and Egypt/Israel, but shipping isn't the main point of this fic.
about everyone)
* ''Synopsis'': The Middle East nations have Nation-tans one day wake up to find that suddenly, humanity knows all about them. ''Everything.'' It soon becomes a family picnic. HilarityEnsues.
race against time to set things right before the world destroys itself.
* ''Comments'': This fic [[strike:may be]] ''is'' work-in-progress provides a bit out realistic (or at least semi-plausible) look at how the modern society would view the existence of place [[AnthropomorphicPersonifications Personified Nations.]] Whoever "leaked" it must have taken hints from [[{{Watchmen}} Adrian Veidt]] or LexLuthor, as the world at large (for the most part) seems to view them as either freak shows for the press, "lab test" material for scientists and politicians, or outright abominations, though France and Greece manage to get by initially. In other words, expect a good deal of DarkerAndEdgier and WhatMeasureIsANonHuman moments; an early scene where [[spoiler: a Holocaust survivor tracks down and attempts to gun down Germany and Italy]] should be a good indication. And I guess the only reason why this is in this section with all is because technically, the DarkFic listed above. That said, it's a perfect example cast of how any part of history, even one as combative as Middle Eastern relations, can be written ''BlackLagoon'' are also in an educational and funny manner, ''Hetalia''-style. Most of this. Due to the characters are [=OCs=] out scale of necessity as this sort of thing, the only Middle Eastern nations represented in ''Hetalia'' canon are Turkey and Egypt, but they're all well-researched and interact with one another in hilarious-because-history-makes-them-true ways.

''[[http://ode-to-a.livejournal.com/5506.html Outshining Every Star]]'' by ode_to_a
* Recommended by {{Marionetta}}
* ''Synopsis'': England now has America, the question
pace is what will he do with the child.
* ''Comments'': This fic is very fluffy. I especially like how the author has shown England's gruffness and how he starts to become
rather maternal around America. It also doesn't fail to talk about the politics of the colonization (there is a bit of un-PC in the fic, fitting for the time stamp) but the occasional disconnect between what England must do and what Arthur wants to do presents a bit of a heart-rending situation.

''[[http://geministar01.livejournal.com/40088.html#cutid1 Avalon]]'' by GeminiStar01.
* Recommended by {{Liangnui}} (Warnings for character death, mostly.)
* ''Pairings'': America/Canada if you look at it sideways, I guess. Otherwise, mostly platonic.
* ''Synopsis'': ''"The old world is dying, Alfred. Arthur is just the first." People, animals, governments and nations all pass away, but life and love will always find away to continue on...''
* ''Comments'': It's a [[TearJerker tear jerker]] all the way through, but after the first segment, it's happy tears instead. Already completed, so no need to wait for new chapters. I think it and the rest of the fics set in the same AU are absolutely [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming adorable]]. There's a sequel up here [[http://geministar01.livejournal.com/43403.html#cutid1]] and ends on a high note. The author may add more stories to the series, but isn't sure.
** Seconded by {{Tropers/Aspen}}. That was just ''beautiful''.

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia/517879.html Ta Ethika]]'' by meltedpeep
* Recommended by {{disablaze}}
* ''Synopsis'': Occupied by the Axis powers, Greece desperately hangs on to his pride despite his own helplessness to escape starvation. As he grows more and more weak, however, he receives a surprise visit from an old enemy.
* ''Comments'': Meltedpeep is known for her hilarious, illustrated history lessons using the characters of Hetalia, so, despite the fact that Ta Ethika is [[TearJerker much more serious]], the history is a very important part of the fic. Showcases Greece's less [[CloudCuckooLander spacey]], more determined side, as well as the different ways he responds to the [[DrillSergeantNasty three]] [[TheDitz very]] [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder different]] countries occupying him and the country that [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming unexpectedly comes to his aid]].

slow.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5096970/1/The_Daughter_of_Turul/ The Daughter of Turul]]'' by Shezners
net/s/6713019/1/bKing_b_and_Country King and Country]]''by RobinRocks
* Recommended by @/{{Parable}}
Musicrox4ever
* ''Synopsis'': All at once, ''Characters'': Britain and Prime Minister Churchill are primary interaction characters. Bertie is indirectly involved by giving his speech.
* ''Synopsis'':"Have I no voice of my own that I need some bloody quarter German royal who can barely string three words together to take up
the memories of the task for me?" Great War rushed back to her, Britain is at war and the loss of her pride, her land, her Austria. Once again, she was side by side people must be rallied. Crossover with Germany, whether she wanted to be or not. And this was another war she could not afford to lose.
The King's Speech.
* ''Comments'': A moving piece featuring Hungary during WWII as she struggles I adored the film ''The King's Speech'' very much and had decided to make look up any crossovers that had been made with it out of boredom. To my greatest pleasure, I found this fanfiction. Very well written and pretty much in character for both the conflict without loosing everything dear Prime Minister as well as England himself. It's particularly pleasing that this was a fanfiction focused upon Arthur because we see sides of him that we can't (and sometimes won't) see in Hetalia: we actually are shown his intelligence rather han hearing him brag about it and we actually get to her like last time. A sense of despair permeats witness the story for anyone who knows history but English gentleman that we rarely see in he series. This fanfiction developes Arthur based upon the feelings of the English people pre- and post-speech. In the end has an unexpected idea of hope that makes this story worth reading.

he humbles himself to a man who wanted only one thing: to protect his country.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5455823/1/Folie_a_Plusiers/ Folie net/s/5734833/1/ The Fifth Alice of Human Sacrifice]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1059080/SpeakingThroughWrittenWords SpeakingThroughWrittenWords]]
* Recommended by Tropers/BlackSun
* Characters: Main is France and England, although about half of the cast also appears.
* ''Synopsis'': England is chosen to be the "Fifth Alice" and is taken to the mad world of Wonderland with France as his guide. Turns out when they arrives, the role has reversed: France becomes the Alice; England becomes his guide. Together with the other people trapped in Wonderland, they try to find The End, which would be their only mean to escape.
* ''Comments'': Do not be put off by the title simply because it's from
a Plusiers]]''by [=CaCoPhOnY Of ScReAmS=]{{Vocaloid}} song; coming from someone who hates unmodified-plot FusionFic usually has, this Troper can say that this is one of the best fic of {{Vocaloid}} song ever fused with AxisPowersHetalia, or any other fandom for that matter. The author does not just slap the Hetalia's cast into the plot of ''Alice of Human Sacrifice''; rather, the author ''evolves'' it to be its very own original plot, sometimes bordering into OriginalFlavour of the AliceInWonderland novels, which the author apparently has read as well. And yes, ''novels''. [[spoiler: You probably don't expect that this fic contains, among other awesome things most people miss in [[AdaptationDistillation adaptations]], the Looking-Glass world, [[RoyalBrat Queen of Hearts]] ''and'' [[OffWithHisHead Red Queen]], and [[TheOjou The Duchess]], do you?]] So, expect MindScrew nearly in the same level of AliceInWonderland! Needless to say, a must-read for anyone who like AliceInWonderland with more "bit" of [[MadWorld madness]] sprinkled on.

''[[http://riiyacub.livejournal.com/2447.html#cutid1 Alfred Jones and the Overprotective Prefect]]'' by riiyacub



* ''Synopsis'': Patient zero, retrieved from Washington DC, America. Alfred was admitted by his college roommate at 13:08 on June 16th. Diagnosis: Delusional.
* ''Comments'': An interesting look at all of our favorite nations in a psychiatric ward. So far, most of the fic seems to be focused on introducing the various characters, but it has a very promising start. The only thing that bothers me a bit is the random sprinkle here and there of French in the dialogue, but translations are provided. And yes, as Naganonamy below and some of the reviewers pointed out, one negative of the story is that author has little knowledge of psychiatric hospitals,[[YourMileageMayVary but it doesn't really diminish the enjoyability of the fic]].
** Naganonamy: Very hesitant to second. It's got a great and original premise, but that [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot doesn't necessarily mean good story]]. This one has the potential to go either way, as the writer develops. The quality varies greatly even from paragraph to paragraph. And it loses points because writer has [[DidNotDoTheResearch little to no knowledge of psychology or the workings of a psychiatric hospital.]]

''[[http://peroxide-fic.livejournal.com/178101.html#cutid1 Cold Wars]]'' by peroxidepest17

to:

* Characters: Mostly US and UK. Teeth-rotting amounts of mutual admiration between Al and Artie. Nothing deeper than very deep bonds....Al is only 11 after all.
* ''Synopsis'': Patient zero, retrieved from Washington DC, America. This was the year Alfred was admitted by his college roommate at 13:08 on June 16th. Diagnosis: Delusional.
Jones - the Boy Who Didn't Die - came to Hogwarts.
* ''Comments'': An interesting look at all of our favorite nations in a psychiatric ward. So far, most of the fic seems to be focused on introducing the various characters, but it has a very promising start. The only thing that bothers me a bit is the random sprinkle here and there of French in the dialogue, but translations are provided. And yes, as Naganonamy below and some of the reviewers pointed out, one negative of the A story is that author has little knowledge of psychiatric hospitals,[[YourMileageMayVary but it doesn't really diminish the enjoyability of the fic]].
** Naganonamy: Very hesitant to second. It's got a great and original premise, but that [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot doesn't necessarily mean good story]]. This one has the potential to go either way, as the writer develops. The quality varies greatly even from paragraph to paragraph. And it loses points because writer has [[DidNotDoTheResearch little to no knowledge of psychology or the workings of a psychiatric hospital.]]

''[[http://peroxide-fic.
told in three parts ([[http://riiyacub.livejournal.com/178101.com/2657.html Part 2]] and [[http://riiyacub.livejournal.com/3066.html#cutid1 Cold Wars]]'' Part 3]] here), it is longer and more substantial than a one-shot, but not too lengthy as to eat up a whole afternoon in reading it. The premise for this fic could have been mangled rather badly but the author keeps a good handle on the characterization of Alfred and Arthur. On the whole, the story is fluffy and humorous and lighthearted, with several pokes and subversions of events in Harry Potter's first year. Also, Protective!Arthur manages to be simultaneously adorable and awesome.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Shipping Fics ]]
''Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.''

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7185260/1/AlHuriya Al-Huriya]]''
by peroxidepest17[=ThisCouldTheoreticallyBeSparta=] (AU, sex, some politics, slice-of-life style.)
* Recommended by YourFormerSelf
* ''Pairings'': Egypt/Turkey, with some slight Spamano and Egypt/Greece on the side if you squint.
* ''Synopsis'': The Sultan of Al Yildiz is lost in the desert, and stumbles upon the oasis of Al-Huriya and its enigmatic guardian. As he recovers, he is taught humility, hard work, responsibility, respect-- and what it really means, to be free.
* ''Comments'': My synopsis doesn't do it justice. The writing style is gorgeous, the characters are well fleshed out no matter how short the appearance (unless they're unnamed, of course), and it just kept me from beginning to end-- I don't even like this genre most of the time (started 'cause I liked the title, kept reading 'cause I fell in love), and it still managed to hook me. Sadik and Gupta develop so wonderfully and slowly, and just... Al-Huriya is an oasis in the barren, fetid wasteland of Fanfiction.net. Let it be known.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6197028/1/A_is_For A is For]]'' by [=RobinRocks=] (slash, fairly explicit sex, occasional language, mentions of war)
* Recommended by ToThineOwnself
* ''Pairings'': Mainly US/UK, brief France/Canada and Russia/China. Other pairings mentioned late in the fic.
* ''Synopsis'': After an almost-too-perfect intimate experience, Alfred thinks he may (or may not) have heard Arthur call him “Alfie”, despite the fact that Arthur loathes silly little nicknames. Eager to hear it again (if he even heard it once), Alfred devises a plan to try and coax Arthur into uttering it again. Takes place in Great Britain, 1954 (for the most part).
* ''Comments'': The synopsis sounds simple, but the relationship between these two very different people that have fallen for each other is complex, certain to occasionally tug at the heartstrings, and often amuse. Arthur and Alfred conflict with each other time and time again, sometimes seriously, sometimes hilariously, but always in-character. The romance is skillfully seductive, sweet, or very often, both. Arthur can be an excellent tease, and Alfred can’t help himself from being bluntly sexy. Even when these two are being irritatingly stubborn (and are they ever sometimes!), it only compels the reader to just keep reading, eager to see what’s next. The historical information brings in a sense of realism; one can truly see the world these two live in. The author’s notes further explain bits of history referenced in the story, so it saves time looking it up on Google. As if the exceptional romance and historical accuracy weren’t enough, the language and descriptions are sumptuous. The environments, what Arthur and Alfred see through their own eyes, and the figures of speech are rich and full of life and originality. Overall, this is definitely recommended to any US/UK fan, especially those looking for a deeper look at this couple’s relationship, in between the amorous aspects and humor.

"[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6490944/1/Amore_Bello Amore Bello]]" by embracethepipe
* Recommended by Belladonna
* ''Pairings:'' Germany/Italy, main; smattering of other shippings.
* ''Synopsis:'' Germany appears to be pregnant; thus, Italy takes it upon himself to make the best light of the situation.
* ''Comments:'' A truly amazing read, Germany and Italy are given much depth in this. Although Italy's methods may be a bit unorthodox, I still found myself relating to both of the characters. I applaud. (Warnings, obviously, of mpreg, though it's incorporated so well into the story that I found myself with a sort of willing suspension of disbelief regarding it, if you will.)

"[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/12046.html?thread=27943950#t27943950 General Relativity]]" by Anonymous [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/11813.html?thread=36015653#t36015653 Part 11-16]] [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/15769.html?thread=39254937#t39254937 Part 17-123]] [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/17465.html?thread=51849273#t51849273 Part 123-167]] [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/18772.html?thread=63811412#t63811412 Part 168-203+]]
* Recommended by Aisling
* ''Pairings:'' Canada/America
* ''Synopsis:'' College AU featuring America as the dorky but lovable science teacher and Canada as the student with a crush on him. Also features Japan as Canada's roommate/childhood friend, Estonia and Korea as science nerds, France as Canada's slightly pervy mentor and England as the Dean.
* ''Comments:'' Easily the best Hetalia fanfic I've ever read. The writing style is beautiful, the characters are believable and the author doesn't rush the plot for the sake of porn. The budding relationship is developed slowly and carefully and it comes off as a lot more believable.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/16221.html?thread=48441693#t48441693 Don't Miss A Thing]]'' by Anonymous
* Recommended by Juice Box Hero
* ''Pairings:'' N. Italy/Finland
* ''Synopsis:'' Before/during WorldWarII, Finland gives Italy sniper training. BetterThanItSounds.
* ''Comments:'' Beautiful characterization. Italy's still {{Moe}} without coming off as incongruous to the fic's atmosphere, and some of his comments were so adorable this troper d'awwed loud enough for the entire house to hear. Finland was also a perfect mix of ColdSniper and FriendlySniper, and his [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant dark side]] did a good job to counteract the {{Ukefication}} he goes through in most fics.
-->''"Look, listen: I've heard that a good marksman, to get his target, has to project himself on it, so anytime you hit a target it's like you're shooting yourself a bit. So you don't get the target because you don't want to shoot yourself! That's a good thing!"''

-->''Veneziano's eyes are now wide open and fixed on Finland. "But you always hit the target!" ''

''[[http://myxxym.livejournal.com/3557.html#cutid1 Irregularity]]'' by marr-marr (Slash, of course, with some slight sexual themes.)
* Reccomended by Hokuto
* ''Pairing(s)'': Russia/America
* ''Sypnosis'': A fic focused on the tensions between Russia and America.
* ''Comments'': Very abstract and hints of a MindScrew, but other than that, takes a pairing I couldn't get at makes it ''amazing''. Also plays with the theme of smiling.

[[http://lenarix-klinde.livejournal.com/41246.html#cutid1 What the Heart Forgets]] by lenarix-klinde
* Recommended by mana001
* ''Pairing(s)'': France/England
* ''Synopsis'': What Arthur lost when he sacrificed himself to save the people beneath the Nations, and what he gained in return.
* ''Comments'': lenarix-klinde wrote several installments in ''this'' universe; all of which are wonderfully bittersweet.
** However, after InternetBackdraft that [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment shall not be recounted in detail here]], the author has either deleted or blocked access to almost all of her works, including this one.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5731362/1/ Here Comes the Candle]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/344070/ Mizu-Tenshi]] (also wrote [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5089305/1/ I Give to You the Sky]])
* Recommended by mana001
* ''Pairing(s)'': America/England
* ''Synopsis'': Due to financial difficulties, England becomes the 51st state of America yet neither are happy with the merger forced upon them. Between the need for forgiveness and the search for happiness, the irreparable happens.
* ''Comments'': Extremely heartbreaking.
** I second this, absolutely. The writing style, other than a few spelling errors, is ''beautiful.'' The interactions between the two are quite teakjerking, and the ending...oh, god...the ending...I'm a lover of heartbreaking stories who doesn't cry at ''anything,'' but this brought me to tears. All I can say is that I ''loved'' it.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4896923/1/You_Cant_Take_the_Sky_From_Me You Can't Take the Sky Away From Me]]'' by Haro (Slash, adventure, Steampunk AU)
* Reccomended by {{Orihime}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': America/England, Poland/Lithuania, others.
* ''Synopsis'': By the author: ''Ace Pilot America is on a mission for the World Military when a chance encounter with a group of Sky-Pirates leads him to team up with their captain, England, against [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld a malevolent group that wants to fill the sky with zeppelins]]''.
* ''Comments'': Since many of the ''APH'' shipping-related fics are angsty or MindScrew, having a fic that is somewhat LighterAndSofter is much needed. Great characterization, fun interaction... A must read if you want to smile a bit.
** Solandra: Seconded. The relationship progression between America and England is really well-done, taking the time to show them growing closer to each other and ''why'' they would be drawn to each other in the first place instead of just taking their BelligerentSexualTension for granted without any true development or exploration like many other America/England fics do. And while the Kosmider plot does take a while to get fully into gear, it's definitely heading there as of now (Ch. 26) and the author also takes the time to build up realistic character interactions and dynamics among the cast, especially with America and France, Canada, Japan, etc. My only real criticism is that the fic has suffered from multiple {{Schedule Slip}}s already, which makes me anxious about whether it will actually be completed or not (especially since all the characters haven't even been introduced yet as of this time in writing).
** And now it has its own [[YouCantTakeTheSkyAwayFromMe trope page.]]

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/4567.html?thread=6574551 Croatoan]]'' by Anonymous (Slash, action/adventure, crossover with ''{{xxxHoLic}}'', 73-chapter epic time devourer)
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': England/America, with references to Japan/Greece.
* ''Synopsis'': One Halloween, America disappears. One year later, England and Japan find out why: a malevolent fairy has brainwashed him, and they have to defeat her to be able to cleanse the mythical land of Croatoan and save America.
* ''Comments'': Contains ''numerous'' allusions to mythologies of all flavors and interweaves them in brilliant ways, not to mention the great interactions between England and Japan and the ''{{xxxHoLic}}'' immigrants. I don't know much about ''{{xxxHoLic}}'', but its characters seem to be very well-integrated into the story; one doesn't have to know about the other series to enjoy this fic (though it does help to have some background knowledge).

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/3274.html?thread=3701194#t3701194 Are You There God? It's Me, Canada]]'' by Anonymous (Slash, HighSchoolAU)
* Recommended by {{Solandra}} (yes, ''again''...I've been spending way too much time on the Hetalia Kink Meme.)
* ''Pairing(s)'': Canada/Poland (aka Matthew/Feliks), England/France
* ''Synopsis'': Matthew keeps a diary, and he has a ''lot'' to write about while dealing with the antics of his boisterous brother and meddling friends, the walls being far too thin to muffle the sounds of his fathers doing the nasty, and his [[DroppedABridgetOnHim spectactularly misinformed]] crush on the new student.
* ''Comments'': Contains privatelysnarky!Canada, dysfunctional family fun, awesome "deep" poetry, and skewering of that {{Emo}} phase every teenager goes through. If this fic doesn't get you to crack up laughing at least once, then you've misplaced your funny bone somewhere. And the CrackPairing? ''Totally'' works.
** RsS: Seconded. This one's a winner.
** Naganonamy: Gets [[BilingualBonus extra points]] for having the first six installments translated into Latin, and the first one additionally translated into Finnish and Welsh.
** Frada: Thirded(?) I loved this, and I don't even ship Poland/Canada!

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5401129/1/Jones_Paranormal_Investigation_Agency Jones Paranormal Investigation Agency]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2080277/Feux_Follets Feux Follets]] (Slash, Romance, Horror, Paranormal, AU)
* Reccomended by ThatStalkerChick
* ''Pairing(s)'': France/Canada, America/England, Russia/China
* ''Synopsis'': Matthew and his cousin, Arthur, travel to New York after a family friend had asked Arthur's father for help: to watch over his nephew who's apparently headstrong and a little careless. The nephew, Alfred Jones, runs his own Paranormal Investigation agency with the help of his comrades Francis, Ivan and Yao. With Matthew and Arthur joining the team, they investigate the strange phenomenon of the customers who come asking them for help.
* ''Comments'': A great read, especially if you're into the mystery/paranormal/psychic genre. It does have a large amount of focus on the romantic relationships between the characters, but it remains on topic, keeps up nicely with the plot and is exciting and fun to read.

''[[http://stardropdream.livejournal.com/16168.html Another Place to Fall]]'' by stardropdream (Warnings for mentions of war and explicit sex between two male nations)
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': Japan/Greece (in that order)
* ''Synopsis'': Japan visits Greece during World War II and the two have to confront how much things have changed between them and yet how much has remained the same despite it all.
* ''Comments'': The author has written several Greece/Japan fics, most of them fluffy and very good, but this one stands out as her most serious (and smutty) work featuring them. Her writing is rough in some places, but overall it's a beautifully written and satisfyingly long work. The sex takes up a large part of the story, but it doesn't feel like a {{PWP}} because the focus is on Greece and Japan's emotions, how close they still are in spite of war-related tensions, and the things left unsaid between the two. The characterizations in particular are excellent.

''Second Star to the Right'' ([[http://archosauria.livejournal.com/1734.html Part One]], [[http://archosauria.livejournal.com/2779.html Part Two]]) by archosaurus
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': America/England
* ''Synopsis'': America is set to fly on a space shuttle in an attempt to garner funding for NASA, and he talks England into coming with him too.
* ''Comments'': The first part of the fic is more an introduction; the second part is where the fic truly shines in emotion and heart. The space trip could have been used as just a plot gimmick, but it turns out to be much more than that here, as it becomes clear that the journeys America and England are embarking on aren't just physical ones. Both characters are superbly characterized (especially England, with all of his hidden emotions and insecurities) and there's a real, profound sense of bridging distances between the two at the climax that puts the 'heartwarming' in CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5063340/1/Outcast Outcast]]'' by Angelsaurus
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': Sweden/Finland, with mentions of Germany/Italy and America/England
* ''Synopsis'': Tino/Finland is accepted into the St. Hetalia Academy For Boys, a place he's never heard of before. Once he gets there, he finds himself inexorably drawn to the school outcast who is rumored to have a curse upon him.
* ''Comments'': What initially appears to be just another HighSchoolAU gradually becomes something much deeper and more original as it becomes clear that there's a ''lot'' more to the story than Finland and Sweden falling in love with each other (although the romance certainly isn't shortcharged either). The only complaint I have about this fic is that Finland falls in love with Sweden too quickly for my taste, but everything else -- the supporting characters, the development of Finland and Sweden's relationship beyond the LoveAtFirstSight stage, the surprising depth of the plot -- is brilliant.
** Seconded like hell, oh my God. I normally don't read first person point-of-view, but I really enjoyed hearing this from Finland's perspective—there were even some parts I pretty much forgot it was first person. I had thought about reading it a while ago but the prologue bored me to tears, so I let it go. I'm so happy that I decided to keep reading now because it was just... well, amazing. (I especially loved Denmark's characterization, though [[spoiler:he came off a bit [[RonTheDeathEater evil]]]] at first—his [[spoiler:[[DeusExMachina deus]] [[AWorldwidePunomenon "axe"]] [[DeusExMachina machina]] at the end]] made me both laugh and sob). Seriously, it was wonderful.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4967902/1/Status_Quo_Ante_Bellum Status Quo Ante Bellum]]'' by Novelist Pup
* Recommended by ClandestineClear
* ''Pairing(s)'': Austria/Hungary/Prussia, mentions of Germany/Italy, Sweden/Finland
* ''Synopsis'': AU: Elizaveta clearly despised everything vaguely relating to Gilbert of the Pretend Prussian Race--except for his younger brother, who was the only exception. It did not help that Gilbert existed.
* ''Comments'': One of the funniest college [[AlternateUniverse AUs]] I've read. The fic is well written and everybody is characterized so quirkily and enjoyable that they really fit into such an [[AlternateUniverse AU]]. Lots of [[HilarityEnsues hilarity ensues]]. The other pieces in this author's college [[AlternateUniverse AUs]] are also recommended.
** reaperangelique: Seconded so hard. I was in hysterics by the end, and the Frying Pangle is beautifully characterised.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5319874/1/Discovering_Ludwig/ Discovering Ludwig]]'' by [=SpeakingThroughWrittenWords=] (Hinted Slash, sort of a darkfic)
* Recommended by CheshireGrinne
* ''Pairing(s)'': Austria/Hungary, [=GerIta=], hinted America/Japan (?), UK/France, Spain/Romano
* ''Synopsis'': Author's synopsis: "When Germany starts another World War, everyone has enough. Stripped down, remade, this is the story of New Germany. Starting from scratch, being raised by a new Austro-Hungarian alliance, about to meet Italy – who will turn his world upside down."
* ''Comments'': Lovely story. Keeps you guessing as to what happened, revealing little by little the truth of what ''really'' happened to Germany. It's absolutely heartbreaking seeing how our beloved nations have suffered from the mysterious war. Oh, and on a side-note: really I put it under SlashFic just to be safe. If anyone feels it can be moved, please do so.
** BombayKitten: I can't second the rec - the style of "accent" the author's chosen for Germany and Prussia is just egregious and barely readable. The story itself is decent, more or less, apart from some choppy writing, but the accent ruined it for me.
*** I agree. I hate it when heavy accents are added (unless it's canon, like Sweden's mumbling) and the writing of the story wasn't the best I've seen. I dropped it after the first chapter and don't believe it deserves a recommendation.
**** Each to their own, right? I liked it, but if you don't like accents I get it. Just don't read if you don't like accents, it's not necessary to dis the fic just because you don't like one thing.

''SPOILER: He's not an only child'' ([[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/6850.html?thread=8923330#t8923330 Part One]], [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/9482.html?thread=11391242#t11391242 Part Two]], [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/10456.html?thread=18161368#t18161368 Part Three]]) by Anonymous



* ''Pairing(s)'': Elements of hate-based Russia/America, but mostly gen.
* ''Synopsis '': America and Russia fight and make up.
* ''Comments'': Fandom tends to love taking things in a [[DarkerAndEdgier more serious light]] ''especially'' concerning the Cold War, so it's rather refreshing to see a canon-esque take on it. Plus, it gets serious bonus points for Not Insane!America who's goofy as always and ''not'' a complete jerk.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5607490/1/How_Prussia_Stole_Christmas How Prussia Stole Christmas]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/359630/Hazel-Beka Hazel-Beka]]
* Recommended by LittleSerge
* ''Synopsis'': A play on "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", [[RecycledINSPACE starring Prussia]]!
* ''Comments'': Just in time for Christmas (this was found, read, and added here on the Christmas Eve / 09), we have this very delightful poem. Written completely in rhyme and narrated by England, this fic takes a fairly common holiday premise and handles it beautifully. The {{Aesop}} gets mildly subverted at several points, but still leaves you kinda warmed in the heart while being genuinely hilarious. The part with the [[spoiler:Gilbird-driven paper-maché sled]] was definitely This Troper's favourite.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5446346/1/21st_Century_Breakdown 21st Century Breakdown]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~Canadino Canadino]]
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}, chibiaries
* ''Pairings'': Germany/Italy, Spain/Romano, and America/England so far.
* ''Synopsis'': The events of World War II, as told through the eyes of the nations involved.
* ''Comments'': Fics that explore the serious side of WWII are common in the ''Hetalia'' fandom, but this one manages to do it without veering into melodrama or turning any of the characters into {{Complete Monster}}s. There are some {{Alternative Character Interpretation}}s going on here, especially with Italy (who not only practices ObfuscatingStupidity, but also shades of [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous Guy]] towards Germany), that definitely won't be to everyone's taste, but they're less egregious compared to the majority of WWII DarkFic (e.g. America and England are still pretty much IC, as are Romano and Spain; Germany and Japan are solidly {{Anti Villain}}s, and Italy, in spite of his extensive re-interpretation, is still a non-fighter at heart who mainly just wants to be close to Germany). Furthermore, while the author doesn't shy away from tackling the major issues of WWII head-on (which does include concentration camps), there are still enough lighter-hearted moments sprinkled throughout that help prevent the fic from becoming relentlessly angsty. [[YourMileageMayVary YMMV]] on how well the characters and history are handled, but this is still one WWII portrayal worth checking out.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5352659/1/1940_Lithuania 1940: Lithuania]]'' by Servant of Anubis .
* Recommended by Unseen, seconded by TangeloTime
* ''Synopsis'': The Hetalia version of what happened to Lithuania as a result of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact.
* ''Comments'': Very interesting take on what is going on in Russia's house by an author who appearently is Russian and throws in a lot of cultural references. Russia is not nice, but he is not the complete psycho most of the fandom see him as here.
** After reading the first few chapters, This Troper finds the cultural and historical elements very well written. On the character side , Russia is a lot darker than he is portrayed in the comic, but it's well-played in the historical context. Lithuania's compassion in the beginning chapters seems to be a very suitable extension of his canon personality.
* It's very well written, and suspenseful and a high HolyShitQuotient for this troper personally.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4841356/1/Remember_Remember Remember Remember]]'' by Apple Cider Vinegar
* Recommended by {{Weaver}}
* ''Synopsis'': A crossover with VForVendetta. After speaking out against his new boss, England is imprisioned under the Houses of Parliment, but this doesn't mean he's unaware of what Norsefire is doing to him and his people.
* ''Comments'': Despite being the author's first Hetalia fic, this is pretty much a masterpiece. The fact that Arthur ''is'' England is used to excellent effect as he feels everything that happens to the country under Norsefire's rule in his body (for example, Larkhill is an infected sore) and his captivity is generally harrowing. The ending is satisfying and uplifting with a couple of clever touches, such as Arthur considering being self-ruling for a bit.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5639663/1/Beta_Fish Beta Fish]]'' by Chibi-Ra-Chan
* Recommended by {{Mipp}}
* ''Synopsis'': Korea's exuberant personality and passionate, if obsessive, devotion to China masks inner demons.
* ''Comments'': The author casts a keen eye upon Korea, a character who's wild personality is played for laughs, and not only comes up with a plausible and distubing origin for his wild behavior, but gives him a sense of tragedy often denied him. This fic is so well-written and the symbolism so artfully done that it feels very professional.

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia/5854262.html Zugunruhe]]'' by talkjive
* Recommended by {{Mipp}}, Ardis
* ''Synopsis'': Prussia responds to Russia's demand that he "become one" with him in the most public way possible.
* ''Comments'': Extremely funny and surprisingly sexy take on an oft-used plot point of Russia attempting 'to become one with' various nations. Prussia's over-the-top demands to consummate their new 'relationship' in front of all and sundry is as hilarious as Russia's befuddled yet frantic attempts to salvage the situation.

''[[http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=meltedpeep&keyword=%5BHetalia%5D%20Disgusting%20history%20lessons&filter=all Disgusting History Lessons]]'' by meltedpeep
* Recommended by KhittyHawk
* ''Synopsis'': a series of history lessons illustrated by the Hetalia cast.
* ''Comments'': Meltedpeep's comics were mentioned earlier, and they really should have a link of their own here.

The "Grey Skies" Universe, by GeminiStar01 ( [[AlternateUniverseFic Alternate history]], TearJerker, etc.)
* Recommended by DianaCruz
* ''Synopsis'': An alternate history starting with the usual "What if America lost the Revolutionary War?" question and taking it in a very Hetalia-esque direction.
* ''Comments'': Currently contains two stories: ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5640188/1/Grey_Skies_Over_London Grey Skies Over London]]' and ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5794130/1/Every_Generation Every Generation]]''. Notable for keeping England vaguely in-character (which doesn't always happen, as he tends to be demonized in these sorts of stories) and just tugging the emotional heartstrings like nobody's business.
* ''Comments'': And Canada shows that he is a lot stronger than you first think in Every Generation as he rebels against England and fights for his independance and Alfred's.
** Seconded by Mariecat. This fic is brilliant, that's the only word to describe it. It's so very well written and it tugs at your heartstrings but in the best ways possible. I simply cannot recommend this story enough, it's worth a read, more than one, read through.
** Note, though, that England is still only ''vaguely'' in-character, and the word "vaguely" applies to the other characters as well. Perhaps expected from the setting, and it's still better than being victimized.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5293852/1/Good_Afternoon_Mister_Adams Good Afternoon, Mister Adams]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/264413/Gemini_Star01 Gemini Star01]]
* Recommended by TheViolentTomboy
* ''Sypnosis'': Based on the musical 1776, originally for the Kink Meme. Alfred Jones observes and interacts with his founding fathers in the weeks leading up to the inevitable drafting of the Declaration of Independence.
* ''Comments'': One of the best protrayals of America ''ever'', the interactions between him and the founding fathers are fantastic, especially when a few of them realize exactly who and what Alfred F. Jones is and represents.
** Seconded. I was seriously impressed by some of the writing. The fic is also very uplifting, and I thouroughly enjoyed it. -Rita689

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia/6919302.html#cutid1 The Great Elevator Massacre of 2010]]'' by kay_cricketed
* Recommended by Ardis
* ''Pairings'': ''In as much as there are any'', mentions of Finland/Sweden, crack America/England, Russia/America, and possibly Germany/wall
* ''Synopsis'': Originally written for the Kink Meme. The world's superpowers get stuck in an elevator.
* ''Comments'': The title says everything about this fic, except possibly that it is one of the funniest things written, ''ever''. It's pure and wonderful crack.
** Seconded like a boss. The "bacon of the motherland" is the funniest thing I have ever heard in my entire teenaged life.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5960168/1/The_Death_of_Rome# The Death Of Rome]]'' by Hazel-Beka

to:

* ''Pairing(s)'': Elements of hate-based Russia/America, but mostly gen.
France/England, France/OC
* ''Synopsis '': America ''Synopsis'': Alfred and Russia fight Matthew discover they're twins upon meeting at summer camp. They try to get their parents (aka Arthur and make up.
Francis) back together by switching places a la {{The Parent Trap}}. Hijinks and one heck of an emotional roller coaster ensue.
* ''Comments'': Fandom tends Wonderful story with gorgeous characterization. It goes from silly moments like Gilbert attempting to love taking things interrogate Alfred to emotional stingers like Francis and Arthur's confrontation scene, all perfectly in a [[DarkerAndEdgier more serious light]] ''especially'' concerning the Cold War, so it's rather refreshing to see a canon-esque take on it. Plus, character. If anything, read it gets serious bonus points for Gilbert. The author writes an awesome Gilbert. Not Insane!America who's goofy as always and ''not'' a complete jerk.

finished yet.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5607490/1/How_Prussia_Stole_Christmas How Prussia Stole Christmas]]'' net/s/5406725/1/Two_Ways_About_It Two Ways About It]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/359630/Hazel-Beka Hazel-Beka]]
VIII of XIII
* Recommended by LittleSerge
{{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': Spain/Romano with America/England at the end and a Greece/Japan omake.
* ''Synopsis'': A play on "How In which Romano sucks at accepting marriage proposals, Spain comes up against the Grinch Stole Christmas", [[RecycledINSPACE starring Prussia]]!
* ''Comments'': Just in time for Christmas (this was found, read, and added here on the Christmas Eve / 09), we have this very delightful poem. Written completely in rhyme and narrated by England, this fic takes a fairly common holiday premise and handles it beautifully. The {{Aesop}} gets mildly subverted at several points, but still leaves you kinda warmed in the heart while being genuinely hilarious. The part with the [[spoiler:Gilbird-driven paper-maché sled]] was definitely This Troper's favourite.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5446346/1/21st_Century_Breakdown 21st Century Breakdown]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~Canadino Canadino]]
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}, chibiaries
* ''Pairings'': Germany/Italy, Spain/Romano, and America/England so far.
* ''Synopsis'': The events of World War II, as told through the eyes of the nations involved.
* ''Comments'': Fics that explore the serious side of WWII are common in the ''Hetalia'' fandom, but this one manages to do it without veering into melodrama or turning any of the characters into {{Complete Monster}}s. There are some {{Alternative Character Interpretation}}s going on here, especially with Italy (who not only practices ObfuscatingStupidity, but also shades of [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous Guy]] towards Germany), that definitely won't be to everyone's taste, but they're less egregious compared to the majority of WWII DarkFic (e.g. America
dreaded "no sex allowed until marriage" rule, and England are still pretty much IC, as are Romano and Spain; Germany and Japan are solidly {{Anti Villain}}s, and Italy, in spite of his extensive re-interpretation, is still a non-fighter at heart who mainly just wants takes it on himself to be close lend a helping hand to Germany). Furthermore, while the author doesn't shy away from tackling the major issues of WWII head-on (which does include concentration camps), there are still enough lighter-hearted moments sprinkled throughout that help prevent the fic from becoming relentlessly angsty. [[YourMileageMayVary YMMV]] on how well the characters and history are handled, but this is still one WWII portrayal worth checking out.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5352659/1/1940_Lithuania 1940: Lithuania]]'' by Servant of Anubis .
* Recommended by Unseen, seconded by TangeloTime
* ''Synopsis'': The Hetalia version of what happened to Lithuania as a result of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact.
* ''Comments'': Very interesting take on what is going on in Russia's house by an author who appearently is Russian and throws in a lot of cultural references. Russia is not nice, but he is not the complete psycho most of the fandom see him as here.
** After reading the first few chapters, This Troper finds the cultural and historical elements very well written. On the character side , Russia is a lot darker than he is portrayed in the comic, but it's well-played in the historical context. Lithuania's compassion in the beginning chapters seems to be a very suitable extension of his canon personality.
* It's very well written, and suspenseful and a high HolyShitQuotient for this troper personally.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4841356/1/Remember_Remember Remember Remember]]'' by Apple Cider Vinegar
* Recommended by {{Weaver}}
* ''Synopsis'': A crossover with VForVendetta. After speaking out against his new boss, England is imprisioned under the Houses of Parliment, but this doesn't mean he's unaware of what Norsefire is doing to him and his people.
* ''Comments'': Despite being the author's first Hetalia fic, this is pretty much a masterpiece. The fact that Arthur ''is'' England is used to excellent effect as he feels everything that happens to the country under Norsefire's rule in his body (for example, Larkhill is an infected sore) and his captivity is generally harrowing. The ending is satisfying and uplifting with a couple of clever touches, such as Arthur considering being self-ruling for a bit.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5639663/1/Beta_Fish Beta Fish]]'' by Chibi-Ra-Chan
* Recommended by {{Mipp}}
* ''Synopsis'': Korea's exuberant personality and passionate, if obsessive, devotion to China masks inner demons.
rectify this.
* ''Comments'': The author casts a keen eye upon Korea, a character who's wild personality is played for laughs, says on her LJ that it took her months to write this fic, and not it shows. Not only comes up with a plausible and distubing origin for his wild behavior, is it long, but gives him it's a sense of tragedy often denied him. This rare case where the quality matches the quantity. The most outstanding thing about the fic is so the multi-layered characterization of just about every main character, Spain and Romano in particular, in ways that hint at HiddenDepths without compromising their canon characters. The second most outstanding thing would have to be how it manages to incorporate fluff, angst, humor, and smut for Spain/Romano without ever feeling choppy or forced. And did I mention that the secondary pairings are just as well-written and as the symbolism so artfully done main one despite not having as much page time? Or that it feels very professional.

England is a gigantic CovertPervert here who gets some of the best lines? Because he totally is.

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia/5854262.html Zugunruhe]]'' com/usxuk/26251.html#cutid1 The Anglo-American Commemerative Celebration That Was In No Way An Anniversary]]'' by talkjive
Voicekitten
* Recommended by {{Mipp}}, Ardis
ClandestineClear
* ''Pairing(s)'': America/England
* ''Synopsis'': Prussia responds to Russia's demand that he "become one" with him in America and England celebrate the most public way possible.
founding of Jamestown. England refuses to call it an anniversary, because ''it isn't one, dammit''. [[EveryoneCanSeeIt Everybody else just snerks]].
* ''Comments'': Extremely This fic balances funny and surprisingly sexy take on an oft-used plot point of Russia attempting 'to become one with' various nations. Prussia's over-the-top demands to consummate their new 'relationship' in front of all lighthearted (see England's denial) and sundry is as hilarious as Russia's befuddled yet frantic attempts to salvage the situation.

''[[http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=meltedpeep&keyword=%5BHetalia%5D%20Disgusting%20history%20lessons&filter=all Disgusting History Lessons]]'' by meltedpeep
* Recommended by KhittyHawk
* ''Synopsis'': a series of history lessons illustrated by the Hetalia cast.
* ''Comments'': Meltedpeep's comics were mentioned earlier,
philosophical and they really should have a link of their own here.

The "Grey Skies" Universe, by GeminiStar01 ( [[AlternateUniverseFic Alternate history]], TearJerker, etc.)
* Recommended by DianaCruz
* ''Synopsis'': An alternate history starting with the usual "What if
profound wonderfully well, and everything is written beautifully. America lost the Revolutionary War?" question also gets a chance to showcase his rarely-revealed 'thoughtful' side, which is always win, and taking it in a very Hetalia-esque direction.
* ''Comments'': Currently contains two stories: ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5640188/1/Grey_Skies_Over_London Grey Skies Over London]]' and ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5794130/1/Every_Generation Every Generation]]''. Notable
seeing his concern for keeping England vaguely in-character (which doesn't always happen, as he tends to be demonized in these sorts of stories) and just tugging really makes you go 'awww'. And then maybe grin a little bit at the emotional heartstrings like nobody's business.
* ''Comments'': And Canada shows that he is a lot stronger than you first think in Every Generation as he rebels against England and fights for his independance and Alfred's.
** Seconded by Mariecat. This fic is brilliant, that's the only word to describe it. It's so very well written and it tugs at your heartstrings but in the best ways possible. I simply cannot recommend this story enough, it's worth a read, more than one, read through.
** Note, though, that England is still only ''vaguely'' in-character, and the word "vaguely" applies to the other characters as well. Perhaps expected from the setting, and it's still better than being victimized.

''very'' subtly implied [[DidYouJustHaveSex sexytiems]].

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5293852/1/Good_Afternoon_Mister_Adams Good Afternoon, Mister Adams]]'' net/s/5200757/1/Dusk_Run Dusk Run]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/264413/Gemini_Star01 Gemini Star01]]
Anti-Logic
* Recommended by TheViolentTomboy
chibiaries
* ''Sypnosis'': Based on the musical 1776, originally for the Kink Meme. Alfred Jones observes and interacts with his founding fathers in the weeks leading up to the inevitable drafting of the Declaration of Independence.
''Pairing'': Germany/N.Italy
* ''Synopsis'':The title explains it all.
* ''Comments'': One of The romance in the best protrayals of America ''ever'', the interactions between him story is barely there--you have to squint to see it. Germany and Italy are wonderfully in character, and the founding fathers are fantastic, especially when author is a master of saying much in few of them realize exactly who words. A refreshingly short and what Alfred F. Jones is and represents.
** Seconded. I was seriously impressed by some of the writing. The fic is also very uplifting, and I thouroughly enjoyed it. -Rita689

sweet piece.

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia/6919302.html#cutid1 com/hetalia/4922558.html Buttsex: The Great Elevator Massacre of 2010]]'' Musical]]'' by kay_cricketed
kaasen
* Recommended by Ardis
{{Solandra}}
* ''Pairings'': ''In as much as there are any'', mentions of Finland/Sweden, crack America/England, Russia/America, and possibly Germany/wall
[[DesignatedVictim America/England]], [[StockholmShnozzing Russia/Lithuania]], [[TheMasochismTango Spain/Romano]], [[MisterSeahorse Sweden/Finland]], [[AuthorVocabularyCalendar Germany/Italy]], [[PairTheSpares France/]][[BiggusDickus Prussia]]
* ''Synopsis'': Originally written for A parody of Hetalia fanfic cliches that starts with America [[RoomShuffle deciding]] that every nation at the Kink Meme. The world's superpowers get stuck meeting (those who matter, anyway) should spend a metaphorical hour in an elevator.
the closet with someone they have sexual tension with. True to the title, [[HilarityEnsues buttsex ensues]] and [[IKEAErotica it's]] [[BlatantLies really sexy to read]].
* ''Comments'': The title says everything about this fic, except possibly that best kind of parody that's a riot to read because the things it is skewers are all too true and common. Any Hetalia fan should seriously read this, [[strike:even]] ''especially'' if they're a fan of one of the funniest things written, ''ever''. It's pure pairings being made fun of - I cracked up the most at America and wonderful crack.England's section, and they're my {{OTP}}!
** One small problem with it though--you need to be a member of LiveJournal to read, so if not, you're out of luck.
** Here's the [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6452838/1/Buttsex_The_Musical fanfiction.net version]].

** Seconded like a boss. ''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/11411.html?thread=23778195#t23778195 The "bacon Little Things]]'' by Anonymous
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing'': Greece/Japan
* ''Synopsis'': Greece and Japan aren't the kind of couple who express their affection through [[SlapSlapKiss bickering]] or [[SickeninglySweethearts sappy declarations of undying love]]; it's the little things that make them what they are.
* ''Comments'': Perfectly captures the subtle, quiet warmth
of the motherland" is the funniest thing I Greece/Japan pairing and how "[[HappilyMarried stable, content, non-argumentative couple]]" does not necessarily equate "boring." Greece and Japan have their own distinct personalities in spite of their subdued natures, the romantic scenes between them are fluffy and 'aww'-inducing without ever heard becoming maudlin, and every single part (with the possible exception of the eighth one, and even then it's their relationship that helps temper the angst) just leaves you in my entire teenaged life.

a good mood after reading it without ever feeling repetitive.
** ETA: The author has deanoned as [=Seena58=] and she's posted the first twelve parts on [[http://community.livejournal.com/delusionsoflife/tag/title:%20the%20little%20things her writing journal]] with hopefully more to come.


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5960168/1/The_Death_of_Rome# net/s/5510071/1/You_and_I_will_Fall_in_Love You and I will Fall in Love]]'' by Shatterdoll
* Recommended by {{Koneko_Otome}}, {{Lequinni}}
* ''Pairing'': Russia/America, mentions of Germany/Italy, [[IncestIsRelative Prussia/Germany]] and one-sided UK/US
* ''Synopsis '': Much to America's horror, Russia decides that the two of them are going to fall in love. And the more he fights it the stronger Russia's [[MindRape determination]] is to woo him, even if it means taking drastic measures...
* ''Comments'':
The Death Of Rome]]'' genre titles LIE TO YOU. It calls itself a romantic comedy, I call it a psychological thriller. It takes an interesting perception of the Russia courting America theme, minus the fluff and [[HilarityEnsues comedy]] adds the {{Yandere}} factor of Russia and remembers that America is supposed to afraid of Russia. And how their "courtship" might go down and how would the world react to the supposed "secret alliance" of Russia and the U.S. To goes from cute to downright wondering why doesn't anyone try to help [[CassandraTruth America]] to sexy to dark. My only complaint that America acts a bit OOC sometimes and it's written in the present tense, but otherwise a great read.
** {{Lequinni}}: Seconded. The tense choice is unusual, but adds to the narrative tension. In recent chapters, it has been revealed that Russia's actions are in fact [[spoiler: born from him trying to overcome his loneliness
by Hazel-Bekacrafting a romantic interest and an ideal relationship by the book, but because of him not knowing about WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove, he try all LoveTropes known by men after giving them a {{Yandere}} bath]]. If something, it makes his actions simultaneously more pathetic and more creepy.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5332871/1/Echo Echo]]'' by [=StarsOfYaoi=] (slash, HurtComfortFic / DarkFic, ends with omake-lemon)
* Recommended by Anonymous
* ''Pairing'': Germany/Italy.
* ''Synopsis '': Historically-wise, from the end of WWII through to the fall of Berlin's Wall, complementary with Italy comforting Germany, and a sweet ending.
* ''Comments'': Reading it, it makes Germany/Italy feel so much [[OfficialCouple canon]], and takes a lot of [[ShownTheirWork historical events as background for the story]] (such as [[spoiler: Prussia jumping from one side of the Wall to the other just to get a ruse out of the Government, leading the people who actually did it for real]], or regarding to how [[spoiler: the winning nations dealt with Crime War Criminals]]) Characterization is quite good, I would have liked this one-shot to be a longer fanfic, though.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5561765/1/Desaparicion Desaparicion]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5587911/1/Leunung Leunung]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5677141/1/Rivalry Rivalry]][[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5810547/1/Changement Changement]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5987500/1/Galehus Galehus]] '' by Black.Rose.Authoress



* ''Pairings'': Rome//Germania
* ''Synopsis'': A look into what makes a Nation tick, the pairing is not the maina focus. It's well done and a good theory, giving a good impression of Rome and his life in a neat little package.
* ''Comments'': This might be the first fic on any of these lists that includes Rome and Germania, which must say something about how very little is written about them and how very little of that little is any good. So this is a nice chance to show off their characters, or at the very least Rome's.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5772227/1/ Children of a Common Mother]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/851224/Ankaris123 Ankaris123]]
* Recommended by Anonymous.
* ''Characters'': Canada, America and appearances of other countries.
* ''Synopsis'': Canada has literally disappeared from earth, as a nation and as a landmass. You can't miss what you 'never had'. Apparently, it's not the case with America.
* ''Comments'': The characterization of America and the other countries were done really nicely and it really shows us what would have happened if Canada never existed. Even the countries that Canada has particularly close affiliation with can't remember, though they sense that something is wrong and keep having these flashbacks of ''someone''. It became a bit of a TearJerker in some cases when America breaks down in front of England, wondering why it feels like a part of him has been cut off and Holland preparing thousands of tulips but he can't remember why or for who. (if those that don't know, see [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Tulip_Festival this]])
* YMMV. Personally, I found it too close in pretext to the doujin 'Silencer', with Canada inserted instead of England. I preferred reading Silencer, to be quite honest.

''[[http://hellzabeth.livejournal.com/24634.html#cutid1 Family Ties]]'' by [[http://hellzabeth.livejournal.com/ hellzabeth]]
* Recommended by darker_dreamer
* ''Characters'': England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Russia, America, and everyone else you can think of.
* ''Synopsis'': Essentially, Scotland leaves the UK, which gives Northern Ireland an excuse to up and out as well, which leaves England and Wales all alone. This somehow leads to World War Three.
* ''Comments'': Well written, equal parts hillarious ( America saying famous movie lines in the middle of battle), tearjerking ( World War 3 takes a heavy toll), heartwarming (Romano dealing with Spains breakdown), and actionpacked (Ireland, just ...Wow). Canon nations are kept in character and fanon ones are put in seamlessly.
** Disagree about the nations being in-character. They might have been at first but by now they're not.
** Except most of that is character development from being put through a nightmare of a war... YMMV I guess.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/11813.html?thread=30386213#t30386213 And It's All Nice and Cute, Working for the UN...not]]'' by Anon
* Recommended by Anon
* ''Characters'': Pretty much the ensemble cast
* ''Synopsis'': One novice UN secretary is tasked to deliver some papers to Tino. He expects to find some Finnish diplomat. He winds up seeing things Man was not meant to know...
* ''Comments'': The fic is nicely written and alternates between humor and utter insanity. The Nations themselves stay in character (and under cover), but are placed deliberately at their most clichéd and made ''crazier.'' It really makes you feel for the everyman secretary caught up in the madness.
** Agreed on all counts. By the end of the fic, you don't know whether to laugh at the poor man's misfortune, or help him pay for therapy sessions. And for more love, the author De-anoned herself on her ff.net page, where you can find even more lovely stories. [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/950433/StarsOfYaoi StarsOfYaoi]], and maybe I'm just gushing, but I absolutely adore every request she gets her hands on.

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia_kindex/787544.html World Financial Crisis Gangbang]]'' by ''[[http://may-chan.livejournal.com/ may_chan]]''
* Recommended by konekootome
* ''Characters'': All of the Allies and Axis, America-centered
* ''Synopsis'': The global recession is plaguing every nation. And someone has to pay. The world is going to show America their great ...displeasure at this economic downturn. They're not holding back either in their punishment. Warning: Violent and graphic rape.
* ''Comments'': One of THE most infamous fills of the ''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/ Hetalia Kink Meme]]'' with good reason. The art of this comic is absolutely beatiful and contains very accurately rendered anatomy, but this fill is extremely brutal. All of the main cast horrifically gang-rape America, all while taunting him and blackmailing him. It's akin to watching a train-crash and the most gut-wrenching comic that could trigger some people. If you feel the need to see the rapists having their just due or seeing America heal from this trauma, don't worry. There a lot of fanfics dealing with the aftermath. Some can be found ''[[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia_kindex/tag/d:financial%20crisis%20gangbang here,]]'' and several other spin-offs not listed. (Am I the only one that thinks it kind of Meta that this fan comic has its own fanfiction?)
** Solandra: A warning note - this fic is '''''THE''''' most controversial one on the APH KinkMeme. Either you'll think it's a great and wonderfully detailed piece of FetishFuel taken UpToEleven, or you'll think that it's a disgusting piece of CanonDefilement that [[RevengeFic takes sadistic pleasure in giving America "what he deserves"]], [[YouFailEconomicsForever fails economics forever]], and [[{{Ukefication}} massively ukefies]] America and [[RonTheDeathEater assassinates almost every single other character into]] {{Complete Monster}}s solely to fetishize rape. Just be forewarned that this fill is ''not'' one you'll read for the plot, characterization, or history - if you don't find the gangrape kinky, you won't find anything else to like about this fic.
** Capa: I can't second this recommendation. While the art is excellent and the sex scenes well done, the plot is not existent and the characters have the worst cases of OOC I have ever seen. Plus, America has super-strength in the series, how the hell was he only restrained with duct tape? If you like porn with rape, read it otherwise skip it.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/11813.html?thread=34041125#t34041125 The Nation Chronicles]]'' by Anon
* Recommended by Anon
* ''Characters'': OC! Human Observer
* ''Synopsis'': It began in WWII. When the leaders of the nations deemed the current events far too important to be left alone and forgotten. They began to hire scribes. Their sole purpose was to follow their respective nations, recording the occurring events exactly as they occured. Talks about a certain scribe that even you might know about.
* ''Comments'': The meta-fic focuses on the idea of human "scribes" observing their respective nations. Soon enough, it plays with the LiteraryAgentHypothesis by having [[spoiler: none other than Hidekaz Himamuya]] as Japan's scribe. And that the whole franchise itself is basically [[spoiler: him discreetly leaking their existence to the public, though he deliberately tweaks some details. All the while, he cleverly "covers his tracks."]] After all, ''[[spoiler: [[ParanoiaFuel you though it was fiction, right?]]]]''
** Seconding. The author has deanonned in her FF.Net here [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1794819/eloquentelegance]]. ''Chicken Soup for the Nation's Soul'' by the same author is also recommended if you enjoy the above fic.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6044857/1/From_the_Ashes From the Ashes]]'' by Streamingwords
* Recommended by Moon_Shadow5973
* ''Characters'': Mainly England, America, and Canada, though more join in later chapters. (Both nation and human names used!) As the story progresses, she's easing ever so slowly into a very nice US/UK relationship.
* ''Synopsis'': "The entire world of nations falls under the shadow of destruction. How will they manage to repair what seems to be utterly destroyed?" Nuclear war breaks out and ends in a matter of weeks, and the remaining nations are left to pick up the pieces.
* ''Comments'': I know, I know, right? Another post nuclear war fic? But this is probably one of my favorite Hetalia fanfics of all time. This authour is incredibly skilled, with a writing style that is vivid and engaging. The characters are kept surprisingly well in character for a fic with such a dark premise. (Canada in particular is very well depicted. He's avoided falling prey both to becoming incredibly whiney or a complete deadpan snarker. A few others falter a bit as the story progresses, but not badly) The entire fic isn't angsty, though. It's got some very good humorous, heartwarming, and actiony scenes, all of which play out well. (And slowly, so very slowly, we're starting to see a few romancy scenes. Though they haven't overtaken the fic.) The entire story eases along at a very solid, interesting pace. Nothing is rushed, but at the same time, I don't think it's ever dragged. The only thing to watch out for I think would be a slightly OOC interperetation of Russia at points, though it's pretty well justified, I think.
** I felt that at sometimes America was [[MarySue too awesome for his own good]], and his language was at times very OOC. It also seems to put all the blame for the past break in America and England's relationship on England. Still, it's a nice and well-written story and is worthy of a rec.

''[[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=162947 Hetalia ISOT Nation Game]]'' by: Various (Collaborative)
* Recommended by: Anon
* ''Characters'': Liechtenstein, (three) America(s), OC!Brazil, other OC!Nations and canon ones.
* ''Synopsis'': Five major countries from different alternate histories are enveloped by a strange flash, only to wind up in the same brave new world. The Nations find themselves building anew. A sixth country shows up later on.
* ''Comments'': It's a rather unusual fic (rather, it's the result of a PlayByPostGame), in that it's actually ''several'' AUs converging into one story; almost all of them from original works, save for a Mass Effect-verse Nation and one derived from a Mirror Universe Stargate [[spoiler: which also happens to be Communist]]. The story really begins after the ISOT (the flash), with (without spoiling) some interesting turn of events. The characters themselves range from funny to tragic to potential DarkFic. That said, due to the pace and nature of the thread, and owing to the fact that it's an RP, typos are inevitable. If you can ignore them, then it's an interesting read.
** As for the AUs that show up, many of them aren't exactly pleasant places to be in. Francesca's world (alternate Mexico) and Commie!Alfred's stand out in particular. Even the exceptions (Liechtenstein and the FRA!Alfred) aren't ''completely'' clean.

''Abschiedslied'' [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/10960.html?thread=18526672 Parts 1 through 4]], [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/10456.html?thread=22579928#t22579928 Parts 5 though 7]], and [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/11813.html?thread=32885541#t32885541 Parts 8 though 10]] by Anonymous
* Recommended by Ketsu
* ''Characters'': Pretty much everyone, but it mostly focuses on Germany, Austria, Prussia, and Italy.
* ''Synopsis'': Germany loses his memory again, and when he awakes the world has changed. Australia is speaking Mandarin, as is Japan, most of the EU is gone, America is a shut-in and gun-totting freak, and it's all down hill from here. Meanwhile, Germany (and the reader) slowly figures out the reasons for these things...
* ''Comments'': This is a beautiful, well written mystery. Anon did their research, found great quotes, and tied it all together with creativity, brains, and heart. It is a MindScrew the very first read through, but the ending makes everything clear. Anon even manages to get the Ancients in via flashbacks, creating an interesting parallels in later chapters. The ending is sad and made This Troper [[TearJerker tear up]], but it ends on [[spoiler: [[BittersweetEnding a bittersweet note.]] The Nuclear War happened and Italy disappeared but, somehow, EveryoneLives and makes up. [[EarnYourHappyEnding And it is beautiful.]] ]]

''Blood, Like Pasta, is Thicker Than Water'' [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/13125.html?thread=30519621#t30519621 Parts 1-17]] [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/11813.html?thread=36621349#t36621349 Parts 18-28]] [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/15769.html?thread=39535001#t39535001 Parts 29-37 [END] ]], by Anonymous, who [[http://counterheist.livejournal.com/ de-anon'd here]]
* Recommended by Silverpaw
* ''Characters'': Many characters and many pairings, both outright and implied.
* ''Synopsis'': From the kink meme. Famous artist N. Italy saves his money as gold bars; America, Hungary, Iceland, Estonia and France decide to steal it all. After they do, one of them betrays the group and in the resulting chaos, Mafioso big brother S. Italy steps in to steal back what belongs to his stupid little brother.
* ''Comments'': One of the best AU fics I've ever read. [[CaptainObvious A bit of a DarkFic, due to the whole Mafia thing,]] but it still manages to be hilarious and heartwarming in true Hetalia fashion. Contains quite a few pairings, but they're not really the main focus. Series is rated PG--PG-17, according to the author. Warnings include blood, swearing, slash, and heavily implied sexy times.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5091933/1/Taken_to_Extremes# Taken to Extremes]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/927975/snappleducated snappleducated]]

to:

* ''Pairings'': Rome//Germania
''Pairing(s)'': Spain/Romano, Germany/Italy, America/England, Prussia/Canada, Denmark/Norway
* ''Synopsis'': A look into what makes a Nation tick, the pairing is not the maina focus. It's well done ''Synopsis '': [[FanNickname The bad touch trio]] decide to do some matchmaking between certain Nations, and France takes to this like a good theory, giving a good impression of Rome and his life in a neat little package.
true ChessMaster as he executes plans to bring togther certain pairs.
* ''Comments'': This might be Well done, and all the first fic on any of these lists that includes Rome and Germania, which must say something about how very little is written about them and how very little of that little is any good. So involved characters stay IC. Also, this is wonderful for a nice chance to show off their characters, or at the very least Rome's.

laugh.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5772227/1/ Children of a Common Mother]]'' net/s/5157832/1/Birthday_Present_series_I_Unwrapped Birthday Present Series]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/851224/Ankaris123 Ankaris123]]
[=Deep Rain=]
* Recommended by Anonymous.
{{Yuurei}}
* ''Characters'': Canada, America and appearances of other countries.
''Pairing'': Sweden/Finland, America/England.
* ''Synopsis'': Canada has literally disappeared from earth, as a nation and as a landmass. You can't miss what you 'never had'. Apparently, it's not ''Synopsis '': On the case birthday of more than one nation, France plays matchmaker with America.
a level of deviousness that would make a [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] cry with pride.
* ''Comments'': The characterization Both of America the one-shots in this series are just hilarious and simultaneously sweet at the same time-all in a way that's true to character. France being himself keeps things from getting too sappy, and the other countries were happy resolutions are refreshingly well-done. Deep Rain has done really nicely a great job here, and it really shows us what would have happened if Canada never existed. Even the countries that Canada has particularly close affiliation with can't remember, though they sense that something is wrong and keep having these flashbacks of ''someone''. It became a bit of a TearJerker in some cases when America breaks down in front of England, wondering why it feels like a part of him has been cut off and Holland preparing thousands of tulips but he can't remember why or for who. (if those that don't know, see [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Tulip_Festival this]])
* YMMV. Personally, I found it too close in pretext to the doujin 'Silencer', with Canada inserted instead of England. I preferred reading Silencer, to be quite honest.

''[[http://hellzabeth.livejournal.com/24634.html#cutid1 Family Ties]]'' by [[http://hellzabeth.livejournal.com/ hellzabeth]]
* Recommended by darker_dreamer
* ''Characters'': England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Russia, America, and everyone else you can think of.
* ''Synopsis'': Essentially, Scotland leaves the UK, which gives Northern Ireland an excuse to up and out as well, which leaves England and Wales all alone. This somehow leads to World War Three.
* ''Comments'': Well written, equal parts hillarious ( America saying famous movie lines in the middle of battle), tearjerking ( World War 3 takes a heavy toll), heartwarming (Romano dealing with Spains breakdown), and actionpacked (Ireland, just ...Wow). Canon nations are kept in character and fanon ones are put in seamlessly.
** Disagree about the nations being in-character. They might have been at first but by now they're not.
** Except most of that is character development from being put through a nightmare of a war... YMMV I guess.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/11813.html?thread=30386213#t30386213 And It's All Nice and Cute, Working for the UN...not]]'' by Anon
* Recommended by Anon
* ''Characters'': Pretty much the ensemble cast
* ''Synopsis'': One novice UN secretary is tasked to deliver some papers to Tino. He expects to find some Finnish diplomat. He winds up seeing things Man was not meant to know...
* ''Comments'': The fic is nicely written and alternates between humor and utter insanity. The Nations themselves stay in character (and under cover), but are placed deliberately at their most clichéd and made ''crazier.'' It really makes you feel for the everyman secretary caught up in the madness.
** Agreed on all counts. By the end of the fic, you don't know whether to laugh at the poor man's misfortune, or help him pay for therapy sessions. And for more love, the author De-anoned herself on her ff.net page, where you can find even more lovely stories. [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/950433/StarsOfYaoi StarsOfYaoi]], and maybe
I'm just gushing, but I absolutely adore every request she gets her hands on.

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia_kindex/787544.html World Financial Crisis Gangbang]]'' by ''[[http://may-chan.livejournal.com/ may_chan]]''
* Recommended by konekootome
* ''Characters'': All of
hoping the Allies and Axis, America-centered
* ''Synopsis'': The global recession is plaguing every nation. And someone has to pay. The world is going to show America their great ...displeasure at this economic downturn. They're not holding back either
rec will result in their punishment. Warning: Violent and graphic rape.
* ''Comments'': One of THE most infamous fills of the ''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/ Hetalia Kink Meme]]'' with good reason. The art of this comic is absolutely beatiful and contains very accurately rendered anatomy, but this fill is extremely brutal. All of the main cast horrifically gang-rape America, all while taunting him and blackmailing him. It's akin to watching a train-crash and the most gut-wrenching comic that could trigger some people. If you feel the need to see the rapists having their just due or seeing America heal from this trauma, don't worry. There a lot of fanfics dealing with the aftermath. Some can be found ''[[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia_kindex/tag/d:financial%20crisis%20gangbang here,]]'' and several other spin-offs not listed. (Am I the only one that thinks it kind of Meta that this fan comic has its own fanfiction?)
** Solandra: A warning note - this fic is '''''THE''''' most controversial one on the APH KinkMeme. Either you'll think it's a great and wonderfully detailed piece of FetishFuel taken UpToEleven, or you'll think that it's a disgusting piece of CanonDefilement that [[RevengeFic takes sadistic pleasure in giving America "what he deserves"]], [[YouFailEconomicsForever fails economics forever]], and [[{{Ukefication}} massively ukefies]] America and [[RonTheDeathEater assassinates almost every single other character into]] {{Complete Monster}}s solely to fetishize rape. Just be forewarned that this fill is ''not'' one you'll read
more chapters being added for the plot, characterization, or history - if you don't find the gangrape kinky, you won't find anything else to like about this fic.
** Capa: I can't second this recommendation. While the art is excellent and the sex scenes well done, the plot is not existent and the characters have the worst cases of OOC I have ever seen. Plus, America has super-strength in the series, how the hell was he only restrained with duct tape? If you like porn with rape, read it otherwise skip it.
additional couples.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/11813.html?thread=34041125#t34041125 The Nation Chronicles]]'' by Anon
* Recommended by Anon
* ''Characters'': OC! Human Observer
* ''Synopsis'': It began in WWII. When the leaders of the nations deemed the current events far too important to be left alone and forgotten. They began to hire scribes. Their sole purpose was to follow their respective nations, recording the occurring events exactly as they occured. Talks about a certain scribe that even you might know about.
* ''Comments'': The meta-fic focuses on the idea of human "scribes" observing their respective nations. Soon enough, it plays with the LiteraryAgentHypothesis by having [[spoiler: none other than Hidekaz Himamuya]] as Japan's scribe. And that the whole franchise itself is basically [[spoiler: him discreetly leaking their existence to the public, though he deliberately tweaks some details. All the while, he cleverly "covers his tracks."]] After all, ''[[spoiler: [[ParanoiaFuel you though it was fiction, right?]]]]''
** Seconding. The author has deanonned in her FF.Net here [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1794819/eloquentelegance]]. ''Chicken Soup for the Nation's Soul'' by the same author is also recommended if you enjoy the above fic.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6044857/1/From_the_Ashes From net/s/5438618/1/The_Court_of_Bones The Court of Bones]]'' by All the Ashes]]'' by Streamingwords
* Recommended by Moon_Shadow5973
* ''Characters'': Mainly England, America, and Canada, though more join in later chapters. (Both nation and human names used!) As the story progresses, she's easing ever so slowly into a very nice US/UK relationship.
* ''Synopsis'': "The entire world of nations falls under the shadow of destruction. How will they manage to repair what seems to be utterly destroyed?" Nuclear war breaks out and ends in a matter of weeks, and the remaining nations are left to pick up the pieces.
* ''Comments'': I know, I know, right? Another post nuclear war fic? But this is probably one of my favorite Hetalia fanfics of all time. This authour is incredibly skilled, with a writing style that is vivid and engaging. The characters are kept surprisingly well in character for a fic with such a dark premise. (Canada in particular is very well depicted. He's avoided falling prey both to becoming incredibly whiney or a complete deadpan snarker. A few others falter a bit as the story progresses, but not badly) The entire fic isn't angsty, though. It's got some very good humorous, heartwarming, and actiony scenes, all of which play out well. (And slowly, so very slowly, we're starting to see a few romancy scenes. Though they haven't overtaken the fic.) The entire story eases along at a very solid, interesting pace. Nothing is rushed, but at the same time, I don't think it's ever dragged. The only thing to watch out for I think would be a slightly OOC interperetation of Russia at points, though it's pretty well justified, I think.
** I felt that at sometimes America was [[MarySue too awesome for his own good]], and his language was at times very OOC. It also seems to put all the blame for the past break in America and England's relationship on England. Still, it's a nice and well-written story and is worthy of a rec.

''[[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=162947 Hetalia ISOT Nation Game]]'' by: Various (Collaborative)
* Recommended by: Anon
* ''Characters'': Liechtenstein, (three) America(s), OC!Brazil, other OC!Nations and canon ones.
* ''Synopsis'': Five major countries from different alternate histories are enveloped by a strange flash, only to wind up in the same brave new world. The Nations find themselves building anew. A sixth country shows up later on.
* ''Comments'': It's a rather unusual fic (rather, it's the result of a PlayByPostGame), in that it's actually ''several'' AUs converging into one story; almost all of them from original works, save for a Mass Effect-verse Nation and one derived from a Mirror Universe Stargate [[spoiler: which also happens to be Communist]]. The story really begins after the ISOT (the flash), with (without spoiling) some interesting turn of events. The characters themselves range from funny to tragic to potential DarkFic. That said, due to the pace and nature of the thread, and owing to the fact that it's an RP, typos are inevitable. If you can ignore them, then it's an interesting read.
** As for the AUs that show up, many of them aren't exactly pleasant places to be in. Francesca's world (alternate Mexico) and Commie!Alfred's stand out in particular. Even the exceptions (Liechtenstein and the FRA!Alfred) aren't ''completely'' clean.

''Abschiedslied'' [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/10960.html?thread=18526672 Parts 1 through 4]], [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/10456.html?thread=22579928#t22579928 Parts 5 though 7]], and [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/11813.html?thread=32885541#t32885541 Parts 8 though 10]] by Anonymous
* Recommended by Ketsu
* ''Characters'': Pretty much everyone, but it mostly focuses on Germany, Austria, Prussia, and Italy.
* ''Synopsis'': Germany loses his memory again, and when he awakes the world has changed. Australia is speaking Mandarin, as is Japan, most of the EU is gone, America is a shut-in and gun-totting freak, and it's all down hill from here. Meanwhile, Germany (and the reader) slowly figures out the reasons for these things...
* ''Comments'': This is a beautiful, well written mystery. Anon did their research, found great quotes, and tied it all together with creativity, brains, and heart. It is a MindScrew the very first read through, but the ending makes everything clear. Anon even manages to get the Ancients in via flashbacks, creating an interesting parallels in later chapters. The ending is sad and made This Troper [[TearJerker tear up]], but it ends on [[spoiler: [[BittersweetEnding a bittersweet note.]] The Nuclear War happened and Italy disappeared but, somehow, EveryoneLives and makes up. [[EarnYourHappyEnding And it is beautiful.]] ]]

''Blood, Like Pasta, is Thicker Than Water'' [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/13125.html?thread=30519621#t30519621 Parts 1-17]] [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/11813.html?thread=36621349#t36621349 Parts 18-28]] [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/15769.html?thread=39535001#t39535001 Parts 29-37 [END] ]], by Anonymous, who [[http://counterheist.livejournal.com/ de-anon'd here]]
* Recommended by Silverpaw
* ''Characters'': Many characters and many pairings, both outright and implied.
* ''Synopsis'': From the kink meme. Famous artist N. Italy saves his money as gold bars; America, Hungary, Iceland, Estonia and France decide to steal it all. After they do, one of them betrays the group and in the resulting chaos, Mafioso big brother S. Italy steps in to steal back what belongs to his stupid little brother.
* ''Comments'': One of the best AU fics I've ever read. [[CaptainObvious A bit of a DarkFic, due to the whole Mafia thing,]] but it still manages to be hilarious and heartwarming in true Hetalia fashion. Contains quite a few pairings, but they're not really the main focus. Series is rated PG--PG-17, according to the author. Warnings include blood, swearing, slash, and heavily implied sexy times.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5091933/1/Taken_to_Extremes# Taken to Extremes]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/927975/snappleducated snappleducated]]
Difference



* ''Characters'': Most of the main cast.
* ''Synopsis'': [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The nations face off in a car race]].
* ''Comments'': [[HilarityEnsues And the resulting wreck is glorious]].

''There Stand Empires''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6022259/1/]] by Firebirdie
* Recommended by Anon
* ''Characters'': Austria, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Germany, Prussia, France.
* ''Synopsis'': The fate of a nation can rest on the outcome of a single battle. In the age of Napoleon, the fate of Europe itself hangs in the balance. Amid shifting alliances and desperate times, only one thing is certain: it's going to be a long war.
* ''Comments'': An excellent work-in-progress about the Napoleonic Wars. Firebirdie's characterisation is spot on with everyone, but in particular this fic contains one of the best interpretations of Liechtenstein that This Troper has ever read. This work is clearly very well researched and succeeds in being both well-written and educational.
** Seconded by Pavlovas: I honestly cannot show enough support for this fic. It's four chapters long and it has me ''hooked.'' One of my favorite aspects, aside from the aforesaid excellent characterization of Liechtenstein, is the dynamic between Austria, Hungary, and Prussia, which succeeds in being both hysterical and surprisingly touching, as well as the burgeoning, brotherly relationship between a young, newly-discovered Germany and an antsy, does-not-deal-well-with-children Prussia. This fic also succeeds where many other ''Hetalia'' fics dealing with wars fail; namely, that it doesn't fall into the trap of characterizing France as an evil, unrelenting, completely ruthless enemy who simply has it out for the other nations for teh lulz. True, his character isn't excused for his behavior and doesn't reach to the opposite extreme of {{Draco in Leather Pants}}ing him beyond recognition, but the true motivation for the wars is shown to stem mostly from Napoleon himself, a leader whom France merely follows, just like Austria, Hungary, and Prussia merely follow their own leaders. In short, it represents a war fought the way it might be by nations who have known each other for centuries whose leaders will only be around a short while. Amazing fic; the author has promised a new chapter very soon, so suffice it to say that this is one of the best stories currently updating in the ''Hetalia'' field right now.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5912686/1/Eyjafjallajokull Eyjafjallajökull]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2007057/Courtney_JoAnne Courtney JoAnne]]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/CheapSugar}}
* ''Synopsis'': Iceland goes to the World Meeting after his valcano causes havoc through most of Europe, but doesn't expect what ensues.
* ''Comments'': A good, humorous one-shot that brought the Eyjafjallajökull incident to Hetalia's world and the meeting soon devolves to everyone trying to figure out how to say the volcano's name properly. America's last line is simply hilarious.
** Seconded so hard. I have no idea how it got me to laugh as hard as it did, being pretty much a drabble, but God this was hilarious—America's last line, though, definitely was epic win (and this is coming from someone who isn't even a fan of his).

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/15068.html?thread=42796764#t42796764 Sweet Child of Mine]]'' by Anon (Warning: Mpreg)
* Recommended by Anon
* ''Characters'': Poland, Lithuania, OC!humans, main ensemble
* ''Synopsis'': Set in the not too distant future, Polish secretary Tomasz Firley finds himself on the fast track to the higher echelons of politics and possibly the Presidency itself. There's one catch: he's secretly the love child of Poland and Lithuania. Fearing for both their son's (and their own) safety, the truth is kept from him and the public. But not for long.
* ''Comments'': It's a nicely paced and well-developed story that alternates between Tomasz's "normal" point of view and that of his ''true'' parents. The only gripe here, really, is the typos (especially the earlier parts). Otherwise, it's a good read.
** The gripes themselves were actually acknowledged by the writer and beta-person. That said, the story also gives the impression of two stories interwoven into one another. Especially once they begin to converge.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/16221.html?thread=48444765#t48444765 SCP-905]]'' by Anon
* Recommended by Anon
* Characters: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, [[spoiler: Russia, Poland]]
* Synopsis: The SCP Foundation discovers (and abducts) the Baltics, and proceeds to conduct experiments on them. As their work progresses, however, things start going inexplicably wrong.
* Comments: The crossover with the SCP-verse is surprisingly to-the-point and covers both the Foundation and Baltics well enough. There's also a mix of black humor (the Foundation refusing to [[spoiler: conduct bio-terror on the Nations' peoples]] to see what would kill them, as it's a ''civil'' organization) and woobieness/BreakTheCutie moments (the Nations become increasingly deranged and aggressive). Towards the end, without spoiling anything, let's just say that the Foundation had it coming.
** Seconded. Even if you don't know the SCP-verse, this is an incredible fic.

''[[http://peculuiarities.livejournal.com/31561.html We Will Ourselves Rise]]'' by peculuiarities (Warnings: Organ trafficking, some disturbing imagery, OC)
* Recommended by mollypop
* ''Characters'': OC!Philippines, appearance of America, Spain, mentions of France and Germany. Also there are the Ancient Philippine Kingdoms OC's
* ''Synopsis'': Philippines, his story and his superstitious beliefs
* ''Comments'': Interesting take on this kind of genre and definitely a [[TearJerker Tear Jerker]]. Mostly focused on an [[OriginalCharacter Original Character]], Philippines—who is male by the way—though canon characters do appear and have their own segment. It relies heavily on superstition but the centered character has realistic views about his faults and regrets.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7198911/1/The_Personal_Records_of_a_Doctor_A_RDNAverse_Tale The Personal Records of a Doctor]]'' by mdc01957 (can also be found [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/17465.html?thread=53045305#t53045305 here]] or [[http://mdc01957.deviantart.com/art/A-RDNA-verse-Tale-Part-1-178627554 here]]) (AlternateHistory, ScrapbookStory)
* Recommended by Anon
* ''Characters:'' OC!Royal Dominion of New Austria, OC!Vatican, [[spoiler: Austria and Hungary]]. Mentions of Canada.
* ''Synopsis'': In an AlternateUniverse, the world plunged into chaos in what became known as the Terror. But that ways years ago. In 1934, the Habsburgs hired a doctor to treat a young lady by the name of Francesca. As her relations to the exiled throne and the country itself become known to the man, he finds himself witnessing a glimpse of what really happened seven years earlier.
* ''Comments'': The story forms part of the "RDNA-verse," derived from the ''[[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=162947 Hetalia ISOT Nation Game]];'' knowledge of the latter isn't really necessary, [[spoiler: but the end leads up to it.]] Though the narrative's mainly focused around Francesca[[spoiler: C. Edelstein-Hedervary]] and the doctor's efforts, the annotations reveal further bits and pieces of the wider world. The Doctor himself also serves as a sort of AudienceSurrogate, giving a story about AnthropomorphicPersonifications a human perspective. Also, most of the story is told through diary entries from the titular doctor. Without spoiling much, things didn't go well; by the time the story takes place, the Terror had already been over for seven years. [[spoiler: [[DarkFic And all]] [[DeadAllAlong that it]] [[{{Tearjerker}} implies.]]]]

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia/4337047.html Copenhagen (extended)]]'' by surelyyoujest
* Recommended by [[Tropers/SpiritOfSahara Spirit Of Sahara]]
* ''Characters'': Mainly Denmark and Germany, plus mentions of other Nordic countries.
* ''Synopsis'': Opera, quantum mechanics and politics, all filtered through the mind of a severely irritated Dane - or as summed up by the author:
-->"1941. Germany and some of his friends turn up on Denmark's lawn one day and Denmark is Not Amused."
* ''Comments'': This fic does not directly describe a historic event, but rather how Denmark is coping with it. His characterization might be a bit DarkerAndGrittier than canon, but it serves to highlight Denmark's ambiguos feelings for the modern world.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6263110/1/Raven_Tears Raven Tears]]'' by Dontmezwitme (Warning: Original Character, [[TearJerker Tear Jerker]])
* ''Recommended by'': Anonymous
* ''Characters'': OC!Native America, America, and Canada
* Synopsis: A wrenching [[ForegoneConclusion Foregone Conclusion]] in which a mother tries to prevent other people from stealing her children.
* Comments: Pretty much an angst trip through and through, it's beautifully written, almost lyrical, in its tones.Very well realized, with the Original Character very far removed from a Mary Sue. The way the author spins the story-even though you know what happens in the end- is such that you are still captivated by the plot.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/4567.html?thread=5073623#t5073623 Cast A Dark Shadow]]'' by Anonymous
* ''Recommended by'': Zephyr7
* ''Characters'': Canada, General Winter, with brief appearances from France and England.
* ''Summary'': You can't fight winter.
* ''Comments'': This was just a lovely fill from the Hetalia KinkMeme about Canada's relationship with General Winter, which began as Canada being terrified of him and General Winter threatening to one day take his life. But as the story continues, what started as a hesitant association evolved into a eventual and close friendship between a nation and Winter. The ending with [[spoiler: Canada and General Winter walking together down the snowy path where they first met, on much friendlier and warmer terms than the first time]] was just [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] for a being that defined the bitter, frightful cold.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5982730/1/The_Dead_Zone The Dead Zone]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/954234/IlluminatedShadow Illuminated Shadow]]
* ''Recommended by'': Anonymous
* ''Characters'': Pretty much everyone, though slightly more focus on Canada, Finland, America, N. and S. Italys.
* ''Summary'': Paintballing. It was all America's idea. This cannot end well.
* ''Comments'': I couldn't stop myself from laughing throughout this story. It's just a bundle of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funny]] altogether. And it definitely exemplifies the trope BewareTheNiceOnes because Canada, Finland and both Italys [[spoiler: along with Liechtenstein and Latvia]] take revenge on other countries who wronged them. And some that didn't. Cue countries moaning about being "betrayed". [[spoiler: Poor Sweden, Germany and Switzerland.]] Then, the eventual winner definitely wasn't expected.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5498314/1/Lost_Hope Lost Hope]]'' by Aloof-Star (violence)
* Recommended by SithDriodeka
* ''Synopsis'': From the summary: "The sad little story of a less-than-fortunate little boy stuck in the streets of New York City. But worry not! Russia and America are there to save him... or rather stalk him..."
* ''Comments'': Well-written, very funny, but it has its serious moments. One of the very rare fanfics with no romance in it.
* I would not second this. The numerous [=OCs=] are not developed, all of the countries are rather OOC the writing style is choppy and awkward, the plot is practically non-existent, and what plot it does have is full of holes. I [[YourMileageMayVary personally]] did not find this funny, and found absolutely no moments I could take seriously.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/15769.html?thread=41560217#t41560217 Margins]]'' by Anon
* Recommended by ArchangelUnmei, seconded by Chewybakaa
* ''Characters'': Pretty much everyone. Includes LietPol and some slight FrUK, and hints of plenty of others.
* ''Summary'': An AU fic where the Nations, instead of being able to wander the world, are physically bound to their land. They can only meet other Nations at their borders, and not a step beyond.
* ''Comments'': Really more like a tweaked canon than a straight up AU. And, rather than focusing on one region, it manages to involve ''most of the world'', including a few OC-Nations. It's also very emotional, you can really feel the pain and loneliness of the Nations, their desires to be free, and they're all spot on in character.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/11411.html?thread=25319571#t25319571 Little Bird]]'' by Anon
* Recommended by msq
* ''Characters'': Norway, Denmark, Iceland, OC!Humans. Including hints of Norway/Denmark and the other Nordics.
* ''Synopsis'': Sometime after World War 2, Norway falls in love with (and marries) a young conventional woman who happens to be one of his citizens. As time passes, everyone is affected. Even if he knows all to well what happens to humans eventually...
* ''Comments'': The fic gives a rather detailed and [[{{Tearjerker}} tear-inducing]] take on Nations marrying their own countrymen. It focuses on Norway's relationships with the other Nations (especially Denmark, Sweden and Iceland) particularly well, with the cast staying firmly in character. It also does a good job showing the dynamic between him and his OC!wife, and human society's general response to that in the form of her family. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig7jx4J399s This song]] best sums their relationship.


''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/18439.html?thread=65542407#t65542407 Jeanne]]'' by Anonymous

to:

* ''Characters'': Most ''Pairing'': Germany/Italy, Spain/S.Italy, Russia/China, hints of America/England
* ''Warnings'': It is rated M, but so far, it's more like a high-ish T (the author did say it would be M later). There is slash (nothing explicit) and some violence in there, but not so much that it would scare that many readers off.
* ''Synopsis'':It's Axis Powers Hetalia in the [[RecycledINSPACE world
of the main cast.
Mafia]]. The Italy twins at the center of a web of blood and deceit;Grandpa Rome attempts to shield them from mob activities as much as he can. A mesmerizing tale of secrets and lies gradually unravels.
* ''Comments'': The author has a gift for natural-sounding dialogue and characterization, and the story has an excellent kind of cat-and-mouse tension running throughout. An excellent read with a splash of [[DarkerandEdgier Darker and Edgier]] for taste.

''Here I am'' by Anonymous
[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/10456.html?thread=24677080#t24677080 Part I]]
[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/11813.html?thread=30182181#t30182181 Part II]]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/RainKrystal}}
* ''Pairing'': America//England
* ''Synopsis'': [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The nations face off From the kink meme, it's a hypothetical situation involving an AU in which England and America are human, and in a car race]].
[[HappilyMarried stable relatioship.]] The story starts when the England from the AU switches places with the England from the ''Hetalia'' verse, and how all involved parties deal with their lives being rearranged.
* ''Comments'': [[HilarityEnsues And Anon does a good job of keeping everyone IC, and the resulting wreck AU versions of America and England don't come off as [[FixerSue fixer sues]] at all, which is glorious]].

''There Stand Empires''[[http://www.
nice and surprising thing to see in a work where they start with an established relationship. A realistic look at a "what-if" scenario for what America and England would be like together, and how they would have changed each other.

[[http://www.
fanfiction.net/s/6022259/1/]] net/s/5678331/1/Treatment Treatment]] by Firebirdie
Chalupakabra (AU, work in progress)
* Recommended by Anon
Ardis
* ''Characters'': Austria, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Germany, Prussia, France.
''Pairing'': Sweden/Finland
* ''Synopsis'': To borrow the author's own summary: ''Tino is a young student majoring in psychology, well known for being kind and eager to help others sort out their issues, but less well known for his habit of profiling "patients" on campus. His therapist's eye has fixed on Berwald, but will he be the one who ends up on the couch?''
* ''Comments'': This has to be the sweetest and funniest [=SuFin=] AU I've read. Or just the sweetest and funniest [=SuFin=] I've read, period. Everyone stays nicely in character, it has some absolutely excellent humour, and it keeps well to both Hetalia canon and real world history without being extremely obvious about it. Definitely worth the read.

[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/3274.html?thread=2729674#t2729674 Heterosexual Life Partners and Beyond]] by Anonymous
* Recommended by {{Unknown Troper}}
* ''Pairing'': Poland/Lithuania
* ''Synopsis'': The fate of other nations discuss Poland and Lithuania's... ambiguous relationship, and end up in a nation can rest on very amusing argument over whether or not the outcome of a single battle. In the age of Napoleon, the fate of Europe itself hangs in the balance. Amid shifting alliances and desperate times, only one thing is certain: it's going to be a long war.
two nations are more than good friends.
* ''Comments'': An excellent work-in-progress about This fic is absolutely amazing. Most of the Napoleonic Wars. Firebirdie's characterisation nations have at least one line, and not one of them is spot on with everyone, but out of character in particular the slightest. Russia especially makes me smile. The whole thing is absolutely hilarious. Not to mention the title's obvious reference to TV Tropes. If you love ensemble witty banter sessions, this fic contains one of the best interpretations of Liechtenstein that This Troper has ever read. This work is clearly very well researched and succeeds in being both well-written and educational.
definitely for you!
** Seconded by Pavlovas: I honestly cannot show enough support for this fic. It's four chapters long troper. It was the first kink meme post I had read, and it has me ''hooked.'' One of my favorite aspects, aside from the aforesaid excellent characterization of Liechtenstein, is the dynamic between Austria, Hungary, and Prussia, which succeeds in being both hysterical and surprisingly touching, as well as the burgeoning, brotherly relationship between a young, newly-discovered Germany and an antsy, does-not-deal-well-with-children Prussia. This fic also succeeds where many other ''Hetalia'' fics dealing with wars fail; namely, that it doesn't fall into the trap of characterizing France as an evil, unrelenting, completely ruthless enemy who simply has it out for the other nations for teh lulz. True, his character isn't excused for his behavior and doesn't reach to the opposite extreme of {{Draco in Leather Pants}}ing him beyond recognition, but the true motivation for the wars is shown to stem mostly from Napoleon himself, a leader whom France merely follows, just like Austria, Hungary, and Prussia merely follow their own leaders. In short, it represents a war fought the way it might be by nations who have known each other for centuries whose leaders will only be around a short while. Amazing fic; the author has promised a new chapter very soon, so suffice it to say that this is one of the best stories currently updating in the ''Hetalia'' field right now.

now I'm addicted.


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5912686/1/Eyjafjallajokull Eyjafjallajökull]]'' net/s/5676906/1/bLet_b_bMe_b_Be_bYour_b_bSavior_b Let Me Be Your Savior]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2007057/Courtney_JoAnne Courtney JoAnne]]
LightofaThousandSuns
* Recommended by {{Tropers/CheapSugar}}
Anonymous
* Pairings: N. Italy/Germany, One-sided S. Italy/N. Italy
* ''Synopsis'': Iceland goes to AU. Priest Feliciano, 23 years old, is suffering,and needs saving. And though he cannot see it, a male prostitute named Ludwig, from Germany, will show him the World Meeting after his valcano causes havoc through most of Europe, but doesn't expect what ensues.
truth--that both men need saviors.
* ''Comments'': A good, humorous one-shot that brought Italy (or rather, Feliciano) is a good hearted, pasta loving priest. His brother, Lovino, is a priest too, but more of one of the Eyjafjallajökull incident to Hetalia's world and the meeting soon devolves to everyone trying to figure out how to say the volcano's name properly. America's last line is simply hilarious.
** Seconded so hard. I have no idea how it got me to laugh as hard as it did, being pretty much a drabble, but God this was hilarious—America's last line, though, definitely was epic win (and this is coming from someone who isn't even a fan of his).

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/15068.html?thread=42796764#t42796764 Sweet Child of Mine]]'' by Anon (Warning: Mpreg)
* Recommended by Anon
* ''Characters'': Poland, Lithuania, OC!humans, main ensemble
* ''Synopsis'': Set
creepy ones you hear about in the not too distant future, Polish secretary Tomasz Firley finds himself news that no one likes. Ludwig is a prostitute that gets beaten up on a regular basis. He's saved one night, when he passes out upon the fast track to steps of a church in a small Italian village one night, beaten up and exhausted.
** This is a very well written story, which is sad and adorable at
the higher echelons of politics same time, and possibly the Presidency itself. makes you want to rip Lovino's guts out with a rusty spork. There's one catch: he's secretly the love child of Poland and Lithuania. Fearing for both their son's (and their own) safety, the truth is kept from him and the public. But not for long.
* ''Comments'': It's a nicely paced and well-developed story
rape, so if that alternates between Tomasz's "normal" point of view and that of his ''true'' parents. The only gripe here, really, is the typos (especially the earlier parts). Otherwise, it's a good read.
** The gripes themselves were actually acknowledged by the writer and beta-person. That said, the story also gives the impression of two stories interwoven into one another. Especially once they begin to converge.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/16221.html?thread=48444765#t48444765 SCP-905]]'' by Anon
* Recommended by Anon
* Characters: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, [[spoiler: Russia, Poland]]
* Synopsis: The SCP Foundation discovers (and abducts) the Baltics, and proceeds to conduct experiments on them. As their work progresses, however, things start going inexplicably wrong.
* Comments: The crossover with the SCP-verse is surprisingly to-the-point and covers both the Foundation and Baltics well enough. There's also a mix of black humor (the Foundation refusing to [[spoiler: conduct bio-terror on the Nations' peoples]] to see what would kill them, as it's a ''civil'' organization) and woobieness/BreakTheCutie moments (the Nations become increasingly deranged and aggressive). Towards the end, without spoiling anything, let's just say that the Foundation had it coming.
** Seconded. Even if
makes you sqeamish, don't know the SCP-verse, this is an incredible fic.

''[[http://peculuiarities.livejournal.com/31561.html We Will Ourselves Rise]]'' by peculuiarities (Warnings: Organ trafficking, some disturbing imagery, OC)
* Recommended by mollypop
* ''Characters'': OC!Philippines, appearance of America, Spain, mentions of France
read it (or just skip over it). It's very heartbreaking. For all it's depressing qualities and Germany. Also there are the Ancient Philippine Kingdoms OC's
* ''Synopsis'': Philippines, his story
darkness, it's very, very good and his superstitious beliefs
* ''Comments'': Interesting take on this kind of genre
very deep and definitely a [[TearJerker Tear Jerker]]. Mostly focused on an [[OriginalCharacter Original Character]], Philippines—who is male by the way—though canon characters do appear and have their own segment. It relies heavily on superstition but the centered character has realistic views about his faults and regrets.

imaginative.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7198911/1/The_Personal_Records_of_a_Doctor_A_RDNAverse_Tale The Personal Records of a Doctor]]'' by mdc01957 (can also be found [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/17465.html?thread=53045305#t53045305 here]] or [[http://mdc01957.deviantart.com/art/A-RDNA-verse-Tale-Part-1-178627554 here]]) (AlternateHistory, ScrapbookStory)
* Recommended by Anon
* ''Characters:'' OC!Royal Dominion of New Austria, OC!Vatican, [[spoiler: Austria and Hungary]]. Mentions of Canada.
* ''Synopsis'': In an AlternateUniverse, the world plunged into chaos in what became known as the Terror. But that ways years ago. In 1934, the Habsburgs hired a doctor to treat a young lady by the name of Francesca. As her relations to the exiled throne and the country itself become known to the man, he finds himself witnessing a glimpse of what really happened seven years earlier.
* ''Comments'': The story forms part of the "RDNA-verse," derived from the ''[[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=162947 Hetalia ISOT Nation Game]];'' knowledge of the latter isn't really necessary, [[spoiler: but the end leads up to it.]] Though the narrative's mainly focused around Francesca[[spoiler: C. Edelstein-Hedervary]] and the doctor's efforts, the annotations reveal further bits and pieces of the wider world. The Doctor himself also serves as a sort of AudienceSurrogate, giving a story about AnthropomorphicPersonifications a human perspective. Also, most of the story is told through diary entries from the titular doctor. Without spoiling much, things didn't go well; by the time the story takes place, the Terror had already been over for seven years. [[spoiler: [[DarkFic And all]] [[DeadAllAlong that it]] [[{{Tearjerker}} implies.]]]]

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia/4337047.html Copenhagen (extended)]]'' by surelyyoujest
* Recommended by [[Tropers/SpiritOfSahara Spirit Of Sahara]]
* ''Characters'': Mainly Denmark and Germany, plus mentions of other Nordic countries.
* ''Synopsis'': Opera, quantum mechanics and politics, all filtered
net/s/6073627/1/finding_my_way_through_the_dark finding my way through the mind of a severely irritated Dane - or as summed up dark]]'' by the author:
-->"1941. Germany and some of his friends turn up on Denmark's lawn one day and Denmark is Not Amused."
* ''Comments'': This fic does not directly describe a historic event, but rather how Denmark is coping with it. His characterization might be a bit DarkerAndGrittier than canon, but it serves to highlight Denmark's ambiguos feelings for the modern world.

''[[http://www.
[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6263110/1/Raven_Tears Raven Tears]]'' by Dontmezwitme (Warning: Original Character, [[TearJerker Tear Jerker]])
* ''Recommended by'': Anonymous
* ''Characters'': OC!Native America, America,
net/u/1139361/weighed_and_measured weighed and Canada
* Synopsis: A wrenching [[ForegoneConclusion Foregone Conclusion]] in which a mother tries to prevent other people from stealing her children.
* Comments: Pretty much an angst trip through and through, it's beautifully written, almost lyrical, in its tones.Very well realized, with the Original Character very far removed from a Mary Sue. The way the author spins the story-even though you know what happens in the end- is such that you are still captivated by the plot.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/4567.html?thread=5073623#t5073623 Cast A Dark Shadow]]'' by Anonymous
* ''Recommended by'': Zephyr7
* ''Characters'': Canada, General Winter, with brief appearances from France and England.
* ''Summary'': You can't fight winter.
* ''Comments'': This was just a lovely fill from the Hetalia KinkMeme about Canada's relationship with General Winter, which began as Canada being terrified of him and General Winter threatening to one day take his life. But as the story continues, what started as a hesitant association evolved into a eventual and close friendship between a nation and Winter. The ending with [[spoiler: Canada and General Winter walking together down the snowy path where they first met, on much friendlier and warmer terms than the first time]] was just [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] for a being that defined the bitter, frightful cold.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5982730/1/The_Dead_Zone The Dead Zone]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/954234/IlluminatedShadow Illuminated Shadow]]
* ''Recommended by'': Anonymous
* ''Characters'': Pretty much everyone, though slightly more focus on Canada, Finland, America, N. and S. Italys.
* ''Summary'': Paintballing. It was all America's idea. This cannot end well.
* ''Comments'': I couldn't stop myself from laughing throughout this story. It's just a bundle of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funny]] altogether. And it definitely exemplifies the trope BewareTheNiceOnes because Canada, Finland and both Italys [[spoiler: along with Liechtenstein and Latvia]] take revenge on other countries who wronged them. And some that didn't. Cue countries moaning about being "betrayed". [[spoiler: Poor Sweden, Germany and Switzerland.]] Then, the eventual winner definitely wasn't expected.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5498314/1/Lost_Hope Lost Hope]]'' by Aloof-Star (violence)
* Recommended by SithDriodeka
* ''Synopsis'': From the summary: "The sad little story of a less-than-fortunate little boy stuck in the streets of New York City. But worry not! Russia and America are there to save him... or rather stalk him..."
* ''Comments'': Well-written, very funny, but it has its serious moments. One of the very rare fanfics with no romance in it.
* I would not second this. The numerous [=OCs=] are not developed, all of the countries are rather OOC the writing style is choppy and awkward, the plot is practically non-existent, and what plot it does have is full of holes. I [[YourMileageMayVary personally]] did not find this funny, and found absolutely no moments I could take seriously.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/15769.html?thread=41560217#t41560217 Margins]]'' by Anon
* Recommended by ArchangelUnmei, seconded by Chewybakaa
* ''Characters'': Pretty much everyone. Includes LietPol and some slight FrUK, and hints of plenty of others.
* ''Summary'': An AU fic where the Nations, instead of being able to wander the world, are physically bound to their land. They can only meet other Nations at their borders, and not a step beyond.
* ''Comments'': Really more like a tweaked canon than a straight up AU. And, rather than focusing on one region, it manages to involve ''most of the world'', including a few OC-Nations. It's also very emotional, you can really feel the pain and loneliness of the Nations, their desires to be free, and they're all spot on in character.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/11411.html?thread=25319571#t25319571 Little Bird]]'' by Anon
* Recommended by msq
* ''Characters'': Norway, Denmark, Iceland, OC!Humans. Including hints of Norway/Denmark and the other Nordics.
* ''Synopsis'': Sometime after World War 2, Norway falls in love with (and marries) a young conventional woman who happens to be one of his citizens. As time passes, everyone is affected. Even if he knows all to well what happens to humans eventually...
* ''Comments'': The fic gives a rather detailed and [[{{Tearjerker}} tear-inducing]] take on Nations marrying their own countrymen. It focuses on Norway's relationships with the other Nations (especially Denmark, Sweden and Iceland) particularly well, with the cast staying firmly in character. It also does a good job showing the dynamic between him and his OC!wife, and human society's general response to that in the form of her family. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig7jx4J399s This song]] best sums their relationship.


''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/18439.html?thread=65542407#t65542407 Jeanne]]'' by Anonymous
measured]]



* ''Characters'': France, Jeanne d'Arc
* ''Synopsis'': Every May the 30th, France remembers how Jeanne died and how he did nothing.
* ''Comments'': A sad, emotionally raw tale about France's history with Jeanne. Knowledge of the parallels the author makes to ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'''s Diego and his own Jeanne makes it even more affecting, especially with how the author gives France several of Diego's own lines that emphasize the similarities and differences between these two characters, but you don't need to know about ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' to understand and ''[[TearJerker feel]]'' France's emotional turmoil, just as powerful as it was during Jeanne's death.
** Seconded. Even if you haven't read ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' [[strike:READ IT, IT'S AWESOME]] the portrayal of France and Jeanne's relationship (as compared to Diego and Jeanne's) is just wonderful.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/4567.html?thread=5001431#t5001431 Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Pika-Don]] by Anonymous and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2096682/didyouknowanon didyouknowanon]]
* Recommended by Tropers/[=~1angelette~=]
* ''Characters'': America and Japan
* ''Synopsis'': For the kink meme. The prompt was simply Hiroshima and Nagasaki, preferably without rape.
* ''Comments'': Absolutely beautiful. It merely portrays the events in human terms without fetishizing or making excuses. Written respectively by an American and a half-German, half-Japanese, which really shows in all the best ways.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5757755/1/Hello_Hurricane Hello Hurricane]]'' by: [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1090596/Lady_Charity Lady Charity]]
* Recommended by: Issyleggat
* ''Characters'': Focused on Prussia (Gilbert) mainly with Germany (Ludwig), Hungary (Elizaveta), France (Francis), Spain (Antonio) and probably Russia (Ivan) would count too. Involves other canon characters but not with them in main focus.
* ''Synopsis'': Sequel to [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5668721/1/Tancol Táncol?]]. A highschool [[spoiler: and later hospital and majorly Prussia/Germany's house]] AU (with implied historical events shown in a different form) of Prussia (Gilbert) as he starts to get sick and slowly fade away (the end of Prussia) as Germany (Ludwig), Hungary (Elizaveta), France (Francis)and Spain (Antonio) are unable to do anything.
* ''Comments'': This fanfic is absolutely breathtaking and heartbreaking. The story is written well with a lot of angst, sadness and hope. When you read a chapter, it makes you feel a need to keep reading. Lady Charity has written the story in an extremely emotional way and the way she writes about the relationships Prussia (Gilbert) has with everyone is amazing. Eventually every chapter makes even the most heartless of humans shed tears (or in my case, a waterfall). [[YourMileageMayVary Whether you enjoy heart-wrenching stories or not may change change your view]]. But this fanfic is so incredibly and heart-breakingly realistic and emotional and just very depressing really XD. If you aren't a fan of [[TearJerker tearjerkers]], [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet endings]] or [[DownerEnding downer endings]] I would not suggest you read this but even so this is a fantastic fanfic. It consists of some CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and naturally as it is about Prussia (Gilbert) there is a few [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesomeness]] as well as a [[spoiler: DyingMomentOfAwesome,[[YourMileageMayVary depending]] if you consider the tapes that he made as something along the lines of that. ]]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5546752/1/Wheel_of_Fortune Wheel of Fortune]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/504356/Gemini_Artemis Gemini Artemis]]
* Recommended by: Catelyn
* ''Characters'': Romano-centeric, other characters: N. Italy, Roman Empire, Spain, Belgium, Belarus, Germany, Prussia and more.
* ''Synopsis'': Human AU set in 18th century Italy. Lovino is an orphan, the less loved and less to fortuned out of the two twins, who gets a surprising opportunity for a much better life in the form of an arranged marrige. He decided to take it. Unfortunately, good doesn't last long in Lovino's life.
* ''Comments'': Fascinating story, just like a story should be. It has great and unpredictable plot, rich and complex characters, and the writing style is magnificent. The characters of Hetalia are integrating surprisingly well in the different setting, and the characterization is superb and incredibly IC. The writing getting better with each chapter, as well as the plot, that keep twisting more and more as the story goes on. The story is also laced with a lot of humor, despite being heavy on the drama. Easily my favorite Hetalia fic of all times.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6339715/1/Its_a_small_world_after_all It's a small world after all]]'' by Bri Nara (Warning: Crack Fic)
* Recommended by Anon
* ''Characters'': The Allies, the Axis, and half the cast (plus, some random OCs) get a mention at some point.
* ''Synopsis'': England messes up a spell which causes some of the countries to turn into Chibis. And the situation gradually gets more messed up each time he tries to fix it.
* ''Comments'': It's actually really funny, despite the plot being run on [[RuleOfFunny Rule of Funny]]. The author even manages to get the people who read the story involved somehow.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5175308/1/Comedy_of_Errors Comedy of Errors]]'', and its sequels, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5484652/1/Much_Ado_About_Everything Much Ado About Everything]]'', ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6110201/1/Alls_Fine_That_Ends_Okay All's Fine That Ends Okay]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1059080/SpeakingThroughWrittenWords SpeakingThroughWrittenWords]]
* Recommended by Mariko-chan
* ''Characters:'' Nearly every character from canon shows up at one point, with a few OCs in the background.
* ''Synopsis:'' AU. Mistaken for another, this town has Matthew staying with a Englishman he does not know, confessing feelings to a man, and escaping the law he has not broken. Alfred's just mad Arthur has locked him out of the house.
** Much Ado About Everything: Sequel, Comedy of Errors. Antonio and Lovino's wedding would be hard enough without Feliks getting bored, Alfred, Ivan and Vash's separate attempts at matchmaking, and Ludwig ruining it all. 'Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps...'
** All's Fine That Ends Okay: Sequel, Much Ado. When Alfred and Matthew's birth parents come to Hearth, two people are concerned. What will Arthur and Francis do to be 'better' parents? Well, neither think better parents should appear to be estranged... Oh no. Also, ghosts.
* ''Comments:'' I can't believe this isn't on here yet. Interesting AU, in which most of the characters live in a town called Hearth--and they've all learned to live with one another. . .somewhat. BetterThanItSounds, or how I make it sound like. The chapters are a bit on the short side, but they make up for it in quantity; Comedy of Errors has 53 chapters, Much Ado About Everything has 150, and All's Fine That Ends Okay has 107 chapters and counting.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6109580/1/LIncorruptible L'Incorruptible]]'' by LifeInABox66
* Recommended by OracleSeven
* ''Characters:'' France, England, America
* ''Synopsis:'' In the immediate aftermath of the 2010 UK general election, France takes the opportunity to educate England and America on the nature of the 1789 French Revolution and, inevitably, on the nature of its most notorious figure: Robespierre.
* ''Comments:'' Very entertaining and informative. Everyone's in character and it's a fun read, especially as the story breaks off periodically from an increasingly more serious retelling of the revolution to give us entertaining commentary on poor England's plight in 2010.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6452626/1/God_Only_Threw_the_Humans_Out_of_Paradise God Only Threw the Humans Out of Paradise]]'' by AppleCiderVinegar
* Recommended by DarkGreenOtaku
* ''Characters:'' England, America, Hints of Us/Uk
* ''Synopsis:'' This fanfic follows the life of an nation's dog, from the dog's point of view. The Dog (later called Al by Arthur) may not understand a lot of things about the stuff his master does but he loves him just the same.
* ''Comments:'' This fanfic is really well written, it makes you feel like this is really being told to you by an dog. It follows Al from his puppy years to the last years of his life. The ending in itself is one large tear jerker, specially if you have ever had a pet.
** Kudos to this fic for being the very first one EVER to make this troper cry and starting her nearly masochistic love of [[TearJerker tearjerkers]].

''[[http://pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com/9945.html Dieu T'Aidera]]'' by [[http://pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com/ Pyrrhiccomedy]]
* Recommended by OracleSeven
* ''Characters:'' France, Joan of Arc, Muddy Ditch
* ''Synopsis:'' France meets Joan for the first time.
* ''Comments:'' Frankly, it's a wonder that this wasn't already up here. This is an excellent fic, well-written - another gem by Pyrrhiccomedy. It's also hilarious.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6885936/1/ Brothers Under The Sun]]'' by Audinale55
* Recommended by KittyKat1001001
* ''Characters:'' Mainly England, America, and four (human) Original Characters, with talk of USUK (though it's most certainly not a shipping fic).
* ''Synopsis:'' This fanfic starts out with four World War Two vets visiting Washington, D.C. in the present day, searching for records of what happened to the last man in their group, who happens to be a certain Alfred F. Jones. Things get much stranger for them from there...
* ''Comments:'' Even though it's partially Original Character-focused it is a wonderfully written story. Not only is humor present at parts of the story but the whole story line is very entertaining. The history is researched as well and the Original Characters help differentiate this story from many others. Not to mention that [[spoiler:the fairies]] get involved as well...
* The story is ''amazingly'' well written, and I just fell in love with the OC's! Which is weird, since I'm not into Hetalia OC's. It is an amazing fic overall, and just made me want more! It was just recently completed– with a sequel on the way.

"[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6233345/1/My_Heart_In_Segments My Heart, In Segments]]" by Chalupakabra
* Recomended by MetanteiTriforce
* Charecters: Human!Sweden, Finland and Sealand (Aka Berwald, Tino and Peter)
* "Synopsis": Berwald is a man left alone, and Peter was a kid left behind. Berwald's not really the perfect dad, Peter's not really innocent anymore, and Tino's not really sure he's ready for something so real. But, maybe... Maybe it's time.
* "Comments": A fantastic story with a lingering BerwaldxTino flavor, this story really focuses on something most fics ignore--the parental relationship between Berwald and his adoptive son. Other charecters are worked heartbreakingly into Peter's backstory, and the story is well paced. Examines all the relations from a realistic angle. Everyone is very well in charecter, even though they've been tweaked to fit the circumstances.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6122026/1/ Gutters]]'' by glassamilk
* Recommended by Kain
* ''Characters:'' Mostly Sealand and Denmark, with the other Nordics plus Netherlands, America, Canada, Poland, and Russia; mentions of other nations. Background Norway/Denmark and Sweden/Finland.
* ''Synopsis:'' 'The Calamity' has left the world stripped and dying. Alone in a civilian bunker in Munich, Sealand will be reunited with the last known living member of his surrogate family and together, they will set out across Europe to find those they have lost.
* ''Comments:'' This story is absolutely heart-wrenching. Watching Sealand and Denmark fight the dead and deadly landscape, the countless kilometres, and the increasingly cruel people around them, all just to get back home to their loved ones, is absolutely heartbreaking. If you are not crying by the end, or at least teary-eyed, your are stronger than most readers.
** The way America and Canada are portrayed, however, can be a bit of a MoodWhiplash. Especially since the seem to have gotten off fairly easy compared to the rest of the world [[spoiler:as the North American Union]].
** Seconded by Chewybakaa. Wonderful story telling, and [[TearJerker so, so sad.]]
*** Thirded. Just oh, god. So many moments of heartbreak and such lovely prose.

''[[http://austriaxhungary.deviantart.com/gallery/?set=24394389&offset=48#/d2urtad They Were Once His]]'' by chaneljay
* Recomended by bradpara
* ''Charecters:'' Austria mostly though Hungary also plays a very important role. Russian, Switzerland, and the Western Allies also make breif appearences.
* ''Synopsis'': It is 1956 and Hungary has decided to try and free herself from Russia's control [[{Understatment} it does not end well]] As a result thousands of her people being to pour into Austria's land to flee Russia's wrath and Austria must struggle to keep his promise to Hungary to take care of her people.
* ''Comments'': A very moving little fic that is based on the real life history of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising and how Austria aided the refugees in the aftermath. Austria is very well written showing a very strong sense ''noblesse oblige'' towards the refugee as well as a very deep love for Hungary throughout.
** I second this one. I especially like how he is clearly trying to ''look'' disinterested, despite the toll it's taking on the Nation. It helps give the Cold War a very bittersweet tone.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6333240/1/Behind_the_Mask Behind the Mask]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2437661/Kimanda Kimanda]]
* Recommended by Rita689
* ''Characters:'' England, his brothers (OC), Canada, America, Japan, China, Hong Kong, France, Spain, Romano, many others. Is supposed to end up US/UK.
* ''Synopsis:'' (Author's summary) England has always been difficult to understand. To others and to himself, England has always hid behind his mask. But what happens when that mask is suddenly taken away? England must find himself again.
* ''Comments:'' At time of writing, has 30 chapters and 500 reviews at fanfic.net. Basically, England tries to commit suicide (we gradually learn why) and doesn't quite succeed (note that this isn't in the dark fic section, however-it's not fluff, but it's not quite as dark as one would guess from the beginning chapters), leaving him chibi-ized, amnesiac (not just of his own memory-he's completely forgotten all the other countries as well), and in the care of his brothers (who have to substitute for him at UN meetings while this whole thing is going on...). They end up passing England around to stay with countries he has history with in the hope that he'll regain his memories. He starts to-violent ones first. The part of the fic that is written so far focuses on England's attempts to understand the world and how he fits in it-and how he's influenced by all the countries he stays with. I put this here for the plot, which is complex and interesting, with symbolism and other advanced writing techniques present, and my little summary doesn't really do it justice. However, the author speaks five different languages (meaning that there will be foreign languages, though the author has decided to stop this or translate them within the actual fic as of chapter 29), and English is not their native one. Spelling is generally fine, but there will be grammar errors. I felt these don't detract enough to deny it a spot here, so here it is.
** I totally second. I cannot get enough of this story. The story is unique and amazing. Anyone looking for a good read should defiantly read this. The characterisations are handled so well I cannot but agree with how shes handled everyone in the fic so far-and I can't wait for more.
** I actually can't third this. Whilst the story is interesting, and the concept of the way England rebuilds his personality is indeed quite inventive, the story has some minor inaccuracies such as the referring to the Romani people as being Romanian but those can be easily overlooked, I found the worst part was the essential idea that the answer to all of England's problems was to let down his guard, and let people in - to [[spoiler: remove his thorns]]. It strikes me as the cast essentially brainwashing and altering his personality at whim, and removing his natural emotional defences. Furthermore, I don't feel England's suicide attempt made a terrible amount of sense in a nation-world, and his internal reasons for it seem to be that he feels superfluous, and yet the latter chapters seem to be all obsessed with the fact it's because he's lonely and in-unrequited-love with America. I found that a bit... well a bit off really. A good read, but I find the moral tract a bit difficult to weather, not to mention a bit nonsensical and creepy.
*** To the above: the author of this story saw a similar opinion expressed elsewhere, and wrote this in response: "... I was really angry and upset. I wrote a three page long rant on my computer and I spent half an hour muttering angrily to myself as I was taking a walk. Listening to badass music helps a lot apparently. X) Well, my anger and frustration has been thrown to the wind and written on paper, I shouldn't be bothered by it anymore. I have you wonderful readers, after all. I respect every single one of you, even if I'm slow with PMs. What should it matter to me if only two people completely misinterpret this story and think I'm advocating brainwashing and manipulating? (to the recent anon, I think it's unfair that you're not giving me a chance of answering you privately so I answer you here. I don't write this story to simply amuse you, to bring you answers on a silver platter and all you need to do is nod mindlessly and say "Yeah, that's right". I write this story to provoke thoughts, I want you to stand back and think "Is this moral?" Of course there are things that aren't moral in this story, but I want you to discover it yourself and actually think why some of the things the nations do is immoral. I write the nations as I think they would behave, not as they SHOULD behave. They are not parrots to squawk my views to the world. My views are in my author notes. Not in the story. I do the hours of research, thinking, writing and fine-tuning of the story. You reflect on the story and make up your mind about the themes found in the story. But NEVER think, that I support and approve of some of the things that happen in the story.)" (chapter 36, beginning author's note). I think anyone who's considering this story based on these recommendations should take this stance into consideration.

''[[http://bunnyfication.livejournal.com/22019.html Rags to Dance in]]'' by [[http://bunnyfication.livejournal.com/ bunnyfication]]
* Recommended by eliska
* ''Characters:'' Netherlands, Denmark, some Norway at the end and [[spoiler: Iceland]].
* ''Synopsis:'' (Author's summary) In which blood is thicker than water, but even that might not be enough, and Netherlands is a (mostly) neutral spectator helping bros with trouble with other bros.
* ''Comments:'' This is some brilliantly-written fic with (at the end, anyway) references to the Sinterklaasfeest; this troper must say that the characterization was spot on, especially Netherlands, which you don't often get with most portrayals of him. One of those rare fics concerning Ned/Den, but one that doesn't focus all its attention on the pairing. Well-researched and has bits of clever allusions here and there that made this troper smile.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6671603/1/The_Roaring_Twenties The Roaring Twenties]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2657810/SomethingWaiting SomethingWaiting]]
* Recommended by Tailypo
* ''Characters:'' Lithuania and America, mostly, but England shows up every few chapters. France and Canada have also made appearances.
* ''Synopsis:'' Lithuania's out-sourcing begins in the glamorous and exciting world of 1920 America.
* ''Comments:'' A really great fanfic. Currently still in progress. It's well-written, and it's very clear that the author did a lot of research. It also stands out for being one of very few fanfics involving Lithuania that doesn't constantly talk about Russia being psycho.
** Don't let the first chapter put you off; it's heavy with epithets, but starting with the second chapter the writing flows much more smoothly.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7166649/1/Amato Amato]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2123766/Sunni_Praestans Sunni Praestans]]
* Recommended by Moaku
* ''Pairings/Characters:'' Implied USUK, oc!nation, also England is sort of dead (should mention that heh.)
* Synopsis: America narrates the life of England to the young country in his charge, and struggles with some strong memories regarding it.
* Comments: Since England is dead in this fiction (with a plausible enough explanation) the story is naturally sort of miserable, except for the presence of little Angla who is adorable, and well-done for an oc. The moodshift between America being an awesome and mature father/brother figure, the extracts from canon, and the sadder flashbacks where America is just plain vulnerable is quite smoothly done and doesn't feel particularly forced. Despite being a sad story, it really carries with it an almost taoist sense of just coping. The writing style is simple and punchy and there's some nice turns of phrase lurking in it. Nice weaving of the manga and anime into the story as well, all whilst giving it an almost USUK feel. Also tear-jerker for when [[spoiler: England comforts America as he, himself, dies]]. Also, note Amato is latin and vaguely means 'I loved' or so. It's been awhile since I picked up my latin textbooks though.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6343616/1/What_Your_Country_Can_Do_For_You What Your Country Can Do For You]] by niirasri
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Karalora}}
* Synopsis: A series of one-shots exploring the interaction between the countries and their beloved people. Sometimes, one person needs just as much help as the whole.
* Comments: This is one of the sweetest things I've ever read for any fandom. The characterization is dead-on--or rather, well-adapted to the different tone--and the author really makes you feel for the ordinary people and their troubles, which range from the trivial (A Canadian child too shy to practice ice skating in public) to the tragic (a Chinese man unjustly imprisoned for [[spoiler: an accidental death]]). Each chapter ends on a sublimely hopeful note for the citizen, and with the nation reflecting on their people's national character and how it will pull this particular individual through their crisis.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6971420/1/Bodyswap Bodyswap]] by Shiva491
* Recommended by Rita689
* Synopsis: England and America bodyswap in the middle of the night. Neither knows why. Then they wake up, and things go downhill from there. Not focused on shipping. Rated T for England's language and limited violence. Comedy, but mostly not crack.
* Comments: Even in a fandom like hetalia, most 'bodyswap' fics are rushed and OOC, but this one manages to keep both in character and is often genuinely hilarious. Grammar and spelling are excellent. Definitely a light read, though it occasionally touches on more emotional subjects, like when [[spoiler: England finds America's storage closet.]]

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[[folder: Fusion Fics ]]
''No matter the fandom, there will always be [[FusionFic fusion fics]]. These are the ones where casting is dead on, (or at least as close as possible) and characterization is generally kept the [[OutOfCharacter same]]. Not to mention they're just plain fun to read.''

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5241413/1/ UNSINKABLE]]'' By [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/975386/Master_KaiKen Master Kaiken]]

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* ''Characters'': France, Jeanne d'Arc
''Pairing'': Greece/Japan
* ''Synopsis'': Every May The transition between friends to lovers for Japan and Greece, and the 30th, France remembers how Jeanne died peace and how he did nothing.
turmoil that come along with it.
* ''Comments'': A sad, emotionally raw tale about France's history with Jeanne. Knowledge of This may not have been written by the parallels same author of ''The Little Things'' (recced above), but it's just as effective, if not more, in capturing the quiet, dreamy tone that fits this couple so well. And while Japan and Greece are well on their way to being HappilyMarried here, the author makes to ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'''s Diego and his own Jeanne makes it even more affecting, especially with how the author gives France several of Diego's own lines that emphasize the similarities and differences between these two characters, but you don't need to know about ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' to understand and ''[[TearJerker feel]]'' France's emotional turmoil, just as powerful as it was during Jeanne's death.
** Seconded. Even if you haven't read ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' [[strike:READ IT, IT'S AWESOME]] the portrayal of France and Jeanne's
keeps their relationship (as compared to Diego realistic by showing how, for all their compatibility, they'd still have a couple of all-too-human feelings and Jeanne's) is just wonderful.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/4567.html?thread=5001431#t5001431 Hiroshima
issues to work out (not to mention Greece's current financial state) while at the same time never losing the {{WAFF}} undercurrent that leaves you feeling warm all over after reading about them. (And if you like this fic, the author has written other, equally sweet fics for Greece/Japan and Nagasaki, Pika-Don]] by Anonymous and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2096682/didyouknowanon didyouknowanon]]
* Recommended by Tropers/[=~1angelette~=]
* ''Characters'': America and Japan
* ''Synopsis'': For the kink meme. The prompt was simply Hiroshima and Nagasaki, preferably without rape.
* ''Comments'': Absolutely beautiful. It merely portrays the events in human terms without fetishizing or making excuses. Written respectively by an American and a half-German, half-Japanese, which really shows in all the best ways.

France/Canada.)

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5757755/1/Hello_Hurricane Hello Hurricane]]'' by: [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1090596/Lady_Charity Lady Charity]]
net/s/5450852/1/Looking_Through_a_Kaleidoscope Looking Through a Kaleidoscope]]'' by Lucky-Angel135 (AU,{{Slash}}, AlternateCharacterInterpretation, DysfunctionJunction, can be considered something of a DarkFic)
* Recommended by: Issyleggat
by Flametail von Karma
* ''Characters'': Focused on Prussia (Gilbert) mainly ''Pairing'': America/England, America/Russia, England/Japan, Hungary/Prussia... screw it, it's impossible to predict who'll end up with Germany (Ludwig), Hungary (Elizaveta), France (Francis), Spain (Antonio) and probably Russia (Ivan) would count too. Involves other canon characters but not with them in main focus.
whom
* ''Synopsis'': Sequel Arthur is just a regular guy with a star-studded crush on a certain American singer. Too bad that singer's Russian partner is always ruining the lovely music videos. Invited backstage to [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5668721/1/Tancol Táncol?]]. A highschool [[spoiler: and later hospital and majorly Prussia/Germany's house]] AU (with implied historical events shown in a different form) one of Prussia (Gilbert) as he starts their concerts, what is poor Arthur to get sick and slowly fade away (the end of Prussia) as Germany (Ludwig), Hungary (Elizaveta), France (Francis)and Spain (Antonio) are unable to do anything.
do?
* ''Comments'': This fanfic Unsurprisingly, as it's by one of the authors of ''Seven Little Killers'', this fic is absolutely breathtaking brilliant. It's alternately dark and heartbreaking. funny and heartwarming [[MoodWhiplash until you're not sure whether to laugh or cry]], and it ''works''. The story characterization is written well with a lot of angst, sadness and hope. When you read a chapter, it makes beautiful; the author somehow manages to make the characters her own whilst keeping them true to their personalities. If she can make you feel a need sorry enough for Russia to keep reading. Lady Charity has written the story in an extremely emotional way and the way she writes about the relationships Prussia (Gilbert) has want him to end up with everyone is amazing. Eventually every chapter makes America in a fic clearly marked with characters America and England, want Japan to have his crush on England requited, hopefully boosting his self-esteem, ''and'' be confused as to whether England would be better for Russia or America, she must have done ''something'' right. Well worth the length of time it may take you to finish.
* This Troper disagrees. When I was reading this fic I couldn't help but think that
even the most heartless of humans shed tears (or in my case, a waterfall). [[YourMileageMayVary Whether you enjoy heart-wrenching stories or not may change change your view]]. But this fanfic authors themselves don't know how it is so incredibly and heart-breakingly realistic and emotional going to end and just very depressing really XD. If you aren't a fan of [[TearJerker tearjerkers]], [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet endings]] or [[DownerEnding downer endings]] I would not suggest you read this but even so make it up as they go. And this is a fantastic fanfic. It consists one of some CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and naturally as it is about Prussia (Gilbert) there is a few [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesomeness]] as well as a [[spoiler: DyingMomentOfAwesome,[[YourMileageMayVary depending]] if you consider the tapes biggest no-no's for me, because of the risk that he made as something along the lines of that. ]]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5546752/1/Wheel_of_Fortune Wheel of Fortune]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/504356/Gemini_Artemis Gemini Artemis]]
* Recommended by: Catelyn
* ''Characters'': Romano-centeric, other characters: N. Italy, Roman Empire, Spain, Belgium, Belarus, Germany, Prussia
plot will get derailed and more.the authors will forget what story they wanted to tell in the first place. But if one doesn't mind it, I guess this fic might be quite enjoyable...
* ''Synopsis'': Human AU set in 18th century Italy. Lovino is an orphan, ** Not to mention the less loved and less to fortuned out of the two twins, who gets a surprising opportunity for a much better life in the form of an arranged marrige. He decided to take it. Unfortunately, good doesn't last long in Lovino's life.
* ''Comments'': Fascinating story, just like a story should be. It
characterization; [[RontheDeathEater Alfred has great and unpredictable plot, rich and complex characters, and the writing style is magnificent. The characters of been derailed into a completely unlikable asshole.]] There are far too many Hetalia are integrating surprisingly well in the different setting, and the characterization is superb and incredibly IC. The writing getting better with each chapter, as well as the plot, that keep twisting more and more as character cameos cluttering the story goes on. The story is also laced with a lot of humor, despite being heavy on the drama. Easily my favorite Hetalia fic of all times.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6339715/1/Its_a_small_world_after_all It's a small world after all]]'' by Bri Nara (Warning: Crack Fic)
* Recommended by Anon
* ''Characters'': The Allies, the Axis, and half the cast (plus, some random OCs) get a mention at some point.
* ''Synopsis'': England messes up a spell which causes some of the countries to turn into Chibis. And the situation gradually gets more messed up each time he tries to fix it.
* ''Comments'': It's actually really funny, despite
up, the plot being run on [[RuleOfFunny Rule of Funny]]. The author even manages to get the people who read would have been much smoother with a more sensible cast. And they started the story involved somehow.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5175308/1/Comedy_of_Errors Comedy of Errors]]'',
off categorizing it as and its sequels, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5484652/1/Much_Ado_About_Everything Much Ado About Everything]]'', ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6110201/1/Alls_Fine_That_Ends_Okay All's Fine That Ends Okay]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1059080/SpeakingThroughWrittenWords SpeakingThroughWrittenWords]]
* Recommended by Mariko-chan
* ''Characters:'' Nearly every character
implying it to be USUK, which would get them a hefty amount of readers. Then they killed off the possibility of that happening. Then they kept implying that it could happen, even when it was obvious it couldn't, presumably to keep that pairing's fans from canon shows up at one point, abandoning the story. And even told USUK fans to tell them how it could still work. It just seems like a dishonest and kind of cruel way to keep readers and get reviews, and this troper wasn't even rooting for that pairing.
** I am afraid this troper has some issues here, both
with these comments and the ones below. USUK is still a few OCs perfectly plausible pairing, Word of God in the background.
* ''Synopsis:'' AU. Mistaken for another, this town has Matthew staying with
latest chapter. I quote, '...believe it or not, USUK is still a Englishman he does not know, confessing feelings to a man, and escaping the law he has not broken. viable option.' As well as that, Alfred's just mad being a jerk was completely understandable during the circumstances. Things were not going well for him at all. Though it is true that it is not planned out from start to finish, and this may or may not lessen the quality of the fanfiction, it is still a heartwrenching story with an amazing plot so far. I have enjoyed it immensely so far, and I have faith in the authors that the quality of their work will not fade.
* From the word of God, the only certainties are that it won't be USUK, and there will be Prussia/Hungary.
** Which stirred this troper up. Changing [[RontheDeathEater Alfred into an unlikeable character]] where
Arthur has locked him out of to run to someone else is annoying. Add the house.
** Much Ado About Everything: Sequel, Comedy of Errors. Antonio and Lovino's wedding
fact that she recently decided it would not be hard enough without Feliks getting bored, Alfred, Ivan US/UK after baiting many readers, I would not recommend this.
*** According to the author's DeviantArt account, she accidently deleted the entire story
and Vash's separate attempts at matchmaking, and Ludwig ruining it all. 'Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps...'
** All's Fine That Ends Okay: Sequel, Much Ado. When Alfred and Matthew's birth parents come to Hearth, two people are concerned. What will Arthur and Francis do to be 'better' parents? Well, neither think better parents should appear to be estranged... Oh no. Also, ghosts.
* ''Comments:'' I can't believe this isn't on here yet. Interesting AU, in which most of
she doesn't have the characters live in a town called Hearth--and they've all learned to live with one another. . .somewhat. BetterThanItSounds, or how I make it sound like. The chapters are a bit on anymore. She said she would send the short side, but they make up for it in quantity; Comedy of Errors has 53 chapters, Much Ado About Everything has 150, and All's Fine That Ends Okay has 107 chapters and counting.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6109580/1/LIncorruptible L'Incorruptible]]'' by LifeInABox66
* Recommended by OracleSeven
* ''Characters:'' France, England, America
* ''Synopsis:'' In the immediate aftermath of the 2010 UK general election, France takes the opportunity
ending to educate England and America on the nature of the 1789 French Revolution and, inevitably, on the nature of its most notorious figure: Robespierre.
* ''Comments:'' Very entertaining and informative. Everyone's in character and it's a fun read, especially as the story breaks off periodically from an increasingly more serious retelling of the revolution to give us entertaining commentary on poor England's plight in 2010.
anyone who is curious.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6452626/1/God_Only_Threw_the_Humans_Out_of_Paradise God Only Threw the Humans Out of Paradise]]'' net/s/5664054/1/Giving_In Giving In]]'' by AppleCiderVinegar
[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/793157/Artificial_Starlight Artificial Starlight]]
* Recommended by DarkGreenOtaku
* ''Characters:'' England, America, Hints of Us/Uk
* ''Synopsis:'' This fanfic follows the life of an nation's dog, from the dog's point of view. The Dog (later called Al
Anonymous seconded by Arthur) may not understand a lot of things about the stuff his master does but he loves him just the same.
* ''Comments:'' This fanfic is really well written, it makes you feel like
MetanteiTriforce and also by {{Tropers/AlmaKarma}}
* ''Characters/Pairing'': Canada/Russia, Ukraine, Belarus
* ''Synopsis'': Besides their climate, Canada and Russia didn't think they'd have anything in common; they didn't care enough to find out. However, during
this is really being told to you by an dog. It follows Al from his puppy years to meeting, perhaps they'll get a chance and hopefully the last years of his life. The ending in itself is experience will change them for the better.
* ''Comments'': I think this was
one large tear jerker, specially if you of the best, multi-chaptered Canada/Russia stories I have ever read. The characterization of Canada and Russia were both well-developed and continue to be [[CharacterDevelopment developed.]] Matthew is not a SympatheticSue nor is he a complete DeadpanSnarker who snarks every line. Instead, he is a perfect mixture of both, with even hints of being a bit like Alfred, mischievous and daring. And Russia is portrayed sympathetically and yet, there are many dark stains in his past where he had hurt others and himself including. The relationship between the two of them was simply amazing, as it builds up slowly and is never rushed. Russia is beginning to let go of the hate he carried for himself and becoming more comfortable in his own skin. And Canada never tried to force Russia to talk, but rather encourages him to let go of his self-hate and getting Russia to open up little by little. And with each chapter, we can see that secretly Russia is appreciating what Canada is doing and Canada is just happy that he was able to help.
** Seconded so hard. The relationships are realistic and great, and on top of that a high-tension plot just got introduced. One of the best fics I ever read.
*** I third this. It's such a nice story, and a bit of an adventure. The plot is great, the characterization and writing are top-notch. On top of that, the group on facebook is just fun to be in. The history parts are nice, and you'd never know the author
had a pet.
** Kudos
hard time due to this fic for being the very first controversy of another one EVER to make this troper cry and starting of her nearly masochistic love now deleted stories. This is, in my overly sappy opinion, one of [[TearJerker tearjerkers]].

''[[http://pyrrhiccomedy.
the best RusCan, if not Hetalia or in general, fanfics out there.

''Superheroic'' by Anonymous ([[http://hetalia-kink.
livejournal.com/9945.html Dieu T'Aidera]]'' by [[http://pyrrhiccomedy.com/10456.html?thread=18559192#t18559192 Parts 1-10]], [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/ Pyrrhiccomedy]]
* Recommended by OracleSeven
* ''Characters:'' France, Joan of Arc, Muddy Ditch
* ''Synopsis:'' France meets Joan for the first time.
* ''Comments:'' Frankly, it's a wonder that this wasn't already up here. This is an excellent fic, well-written - another gem by Pyrrhiccomedy. It's also hilarious.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6885936/1/ Brothers Under The Sun]]'' by Audinale55
* Recommended by KittyKat1001001
* ''Characters:'' Mainly England, America,
com/15769.html?thread=45750937#t45750937 Parts 11-18]], and four (human) Original Characters, with talk of USUK (though it's most certainly not a shipping fic).
* ''Synopsis:'' This fanfic starts out with four World War Two vets visiting Washington, D.C. in the present day, searching for records of what happened to the last man in their group, who happens to be a certain Alfred F. Jones. Things get much stranger for them from there...
* ''Comments:'' Even though it's partially Original Character-focused it is a wonderfully written story. Not only is humor present at parts of the story but the whole story line is very entertaining. The history is researched as well and the Original Characters help differentiate this story from many others. Not to mention that [[spoiler:the fairies]] get involved as well...
* The story is ''amazingly'' well written, and I just fell in love with the OC's! Which is weird, since I'm not into Hetalia OC's. It is an amazing fic overall, and just made me want more! It was just recently completed– with a sequel on the way.

"[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6233345/1/My_Heart_In_Segments My Heart, In Segments]]" by Chalupakabra
* Recomended by MetanteiTriforce
* Charecters: Human!Sweden, Finland and Sealand (Aka Berwald, Tino and Peter)
* "Synopsis": Berwald is a man left alone, and Peter was a kid left behind. Berwald's not really the perfect dad, Peter's not really innocent anymore, and Tino's not really sure he's ready for something so real. But, maybe... Maybe it's time.
* "Comments": A fantastic story with a lingering BerwaldxTino flavor, this story really focuses on something most fics ignore--the parental relationship between Berwald and his adoptive son. Other charecters are worked heartbreakingly into Peter's backstory, and the story is well paced. Examines all the relations from a realistic angle. Everyone is very well in charecter, even though they've been tweaked to fit the circumstances.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6122026/1/ Gutters]]'' by glassamilk
* Recommended by Kain
* ''Characters:'' Mostly Sealand and Denmark, with the other Nordics plus Netherlands, America, Canada, Poland, and Russia; mentions of other nations. Background Norway/Denmark and Sweden/Finland.
* ''Synopsis:'' 'The Calamity' has left the world stripped and dying. Alone in a civilian bunker in Munich, Sealand will be reunited with the last known living member of his surrogate family and together, they will set out across Europe to find those they have lost.
* ''Comments:'' This story is absolutely heart-wrenching. Watching Sealand and Denmark fight the dead and deadly landscape, the countless kilometres, and the increasingly cruel people around them, all just to get back home to their loved ones, is absolutely heartbreaking. If you are not crying by the end, or at least teary-eyed, your are stronger than most readers.
** The way America and Canada are portrayed, however, can be a bit of a MoodWhiplash. Especially since the seem to have gotten off fairly easy compared to the rest of the world [[spoiler:as the North American Union]].
** Seconded by Chewybakaa. Wonderful story telling, and [[TearJerker so, so sad.]]
*** Thirded. Just oh, god. So many moments of heartbreak and such lovely prose.

''[[http://austriaxhungary.deviantart.com/gallery/?set=24394389&offset=48#/d2urtad They Were Once His]]'' by chaneljay
* Recomended by bradpara
* ''Charecters:'' Austria mostly though Hungary also plays a very important role. Russian, Switzerland, and the Western Allies also make breif appearences.
* ''Synopsis'': It is 1956 and Hungary has decided to try and free herself from Russia's control [[{Understatment} it does not end well]] As a result thousands of her people being to pour into Austria's land to flee Russia's wrath and Austria must struggle to keep his promise to Hungary to take care of her people.
* ''Comments'': A very moving little fic that is based on the real life history of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising and how Austria aided the refugees in the aftermath. Austria is very well written showing a very strong sense ''noblesse oblige'' towards the refugee as well as a very deep love for Hungary throughout.
** I second this one. I especially like how he is clearly trying to ''look'' disinterested, despite the toll it's taking on the Nation. It helps give the Cold War a very bittersweet tone.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6333240/1/Behind_the_Mask Behind the Mask]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2437661/Kimanda Kimanda]]
* Recommended by Rita689
* ''Characters:'' England, his brothers (OC), Canada, America, Japan, China, Hong Kong, France, Spain, Romano, many others. Is supposed to end up US/UK.
* ''Synopsis:'' (Author's summary) England has always been difficult to understand. To others and to himself, England has always hid behind his mask. But what happens when that mask is suddenly taken away? England must find himself again.
* ''Comments:'' At time of writing, has 30 chapters and 500 reviews at fanfic.net. Basically, England tries to commit suicide (we gradually learn why) and doesn't quite succeed (note that this isn't in the dark fic section, however-it's not fluff, but it's not quite as dark as one would guess from the beginning chapters), leaving him chibi-ized, amnesiac (not just of his own memory-he's completely forgotten all the other countries as well), and in the care of his brothers (who have to substitute for him at UN meetings while this whole thing is going on...). They end up passing England around to stay with countries he has history with in the hope that he'll regain his memories. He starts to-violent ones first. The part of the fic that is written so far focuses on England's attempts to understand the world and how he fits in it-and how he's influenced by all the countries he stays with. I put this here for the plot, which is complex and interesting, with symbolism and other advanced writing techniques present, and my little summary doesn't really do it justice. However, the author speaks five different languages (meaning that there will be foreign languages, though the author has decided to stop this or translate them within the actual fic as of chapter 29), and English is not their native one. Spelling is generally fine, but there will be grammar errors. I felt these don't detract enough to deny it a spot here, so here it is.
** I totally second. I cannot get enough of this story. The story is unique and amazing. Anyone looking for a good read should defiantly read this. The characterisations are handled so well I cannot but agree with how shes handled everyone in the fic so far-and I can't wait for more.
** I actually can't third this. Whilst the story is interesting, and the concept of the way England rebuilds his personality is indeed quite inventive, the story has some minor inaccuracies such as the referring to the Romani people as being Romanian but those can be easily overlooked, I found the worst part was the essential idea that the answer to all of England's problems was to let down his guard, and let people in - to [[spoiler: remove his thorns]]. It strikes me as the cast essentially brainwashing and altering his personality at whim, and removing his natural emotional defences. Furthermore, I don't feel England's suicide attempt made a terrible amount of sense in a nation-world, and his internal reasons for it seem to be that he feels superfluous, and yet the latter chapters seem to be all obsessed with the fact it's because he's lonely and in-unrequited-love with America. I found that a bit... well a bit off really. A good read, but I find the moral tract a bit difficult to weather, not to mention a bit nonsensical and creepy.
*** To the above: the author of this story saw a similar opinion expressed elsewhere, and wrote this in response: "... I was really angry and upset. I wrote a three page long rant on my computer and I spent half an hour muttering angrily to myself as I was taking a walk. Listening to badass music helps a lot apparently. X) Well, my anger and frustration has been thrown to the wind and written on paper, I shouldn't be bothered by it anymore. I have you wonderful readers, after all. I respect every single one of you, even if I'm slow with PMs. What should it matter to me if only two people completely misinterpret this story and think I'm advocating brainwashing and manipulating? (to the recent anon, I think it's unfair that you're not giving me a chance of answering you privately so I answer you here. I don't write this story to simply amuse you, to bring you answers on a silver platter and all you need to do is nod mindlessly and say "Yeah, that's right". I write this story to provoke thoughts, I want you to stand back and think "Is this moral?" Of course there are things that aren't moral in this story, but I want you to discover it yourself and actually think why some of the things the nations do is immoral. I write the nations as I think they would behave, not as they SHOULD behave. They are not parrots to squawk my views to the world. My views are in my author notes. Not in the story. I do the hours of research, thinking, writing and fine-tuning of the story. You reflect on the story and make up your mind about the themes found in the story. But NEVER think, that I support and approve of some of the things that happen in the story.)" (chapter 36, beginning author's note). I think anyone who's considering this story based on these recommendations should take this stance into consideration.

''[[http://bunnyfication.
[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/22019.html Rags com/17465.html?thread=51196729#t51196729 Parts 19-22]])
* Recommended by Solandra
* ''Pairing'': Spain/Romano
* ''Synopsis'': Romano learns about The Conquistador, a [[strike:devastatingly sexy]] ''interesting'' superhero in Spain's land. Fanclub, RescueRomance, supervillain, and [[TwoPersonLoveTriangle love triangle]] shenanigans ensue.
* ''Comments'': The anon author has a wonderfully witty writing style that's an absolute delight
to Dance in]]'' by [[http://bunnyfication.read and is
* ''Comments'': The anon author has a wonderfully witty writing style that's an absolute delight to read and is perfect in milking the prompt/premise for all the comedy it's worth. Spain and Romano are so IC it hurts (if only because you'll be laughing yourself sick), other characters have equally IC and awesome cameos, and Prussia's role is, well, awesome in the way only he can make it be. Plus, when a fill inspires many readers to do fanarts for it, you know it has to be doing ''something'' right. Something very, ''very'' right. (Now complete!)
** Rerieth: Seconded like you would not believe. Prussia's [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain Most Definitely A Villain]] moments were the funniest things I've read in a while.
** Thirded. Dear God, this had me in hysterics the entire time.

''[[http://ghostofthemotif.
livejournal.com/ bunnyfication]]
com/10949.html The Full Monty]]'' by ghostofthemotif
* Recommended by eliska
Solandra
* ''Characters:'' Netherlands, Denmark, some Norway at ''Pairing'': England/Japan, brief mention of America/Russia
* ''Synopsis'': England and Japan, after fleeing
the end mob, catch up on things and [[spoiler: Iceland]].
* ''Synopsis:'' (Author's summary) In which blood is thicker than water, but even that might not be enough, and Netherlands is a (mostly) neutral spectator helping bros with trouble with other bros.
* ''Comments:'' This is some brilliantly-written fic with (at the end, anyway) references
England makes sure to the Sinterklaasfeest; this troper must say educate Japan on Monty Python after learning to his horror that the characterization was spot on, especially Netherlands, which you don't often get other nation has never heard of them.
* ''Comments'': Let me say it upfront: I'm a huge Greece/Japan fangirl (big surprise there, huh?) who has a hard time imagining Japan
with most portrayals anyone else (with the possible exception of him. One America), and England/Japan in particular is just one of those rare fics concerning Ned/Den, but ships I can't quite get into even when I try. That said, ''this'' fic is one of the very few England/Japan works, if not the only one, that doesn't focus halfway convinced me of the potential for genuine more-than-friends sparks between these two. Both characters are characterized well (i.e. no {{BastardBoyfriend}}!England or Passive{{Uke}}!Japan here), their interactions have a subtle depth and warmth to them that the usual "we both like tea and kinky sex" or "we're just LonelyTogether" fare lacks, and their potentially-more-than-friends relationship never feels forced or artificial. And hey, if someone like me with obvious shipping biases was able to enjoy this fic in spite of them, that should bode well for others inclined toward liking this ship in the first place. (Also, I felt kinda guilty for all its attention on the pairing. Well-researched and has bits of clever allusions Greece/Japan recs on here and there that made this troper smile.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6671603/1/The_Roaring_Twenties The Roaring Twenties]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2657810/SomethingWaiting SomethingWaiting]]
wanted to even out the score a bit.)

[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/16221.html?thread=44855645#t44855645 Alegria]] By Anonymous
* Recommended by Tailypo
Fade (I need a Troper page, OTL)
* ''Characters:'' Lithuania and America, mostly, but England shows up every few chapters. France and Canada have also made appearances.
''Pairing'': France/Fem!America
* ''Synopsis:'' Lithuania's out-sourcing begins in the glamorous and exciting world of 1920 America.
* ''Comments:'' A really great fanfic. Currently still in progress.
''Synopsis'': It's well-written, a medieval/Dark!fairytale AU in which a Female version of America is the daughter of the insane and ambitious Lord Oranbega, who decides to propagate a rumor that his daughter was touched by a demon and can only be freed by becoming pregnant. Enter Prince Francis, from the kingdom of Sanguenay, in Lord Oranbega's lands for unknown business, who's empathy allows him to see past the rumors and to the truth of Alice's situation...
* ''Comments'': It's a Work in progress, with implications of rape and... well, honestly? despite only being updated twice so far,
it's very clear hard not to describe it as free crack that shatters your heart and promises to build you a new one in a single breath. It's perhaps shy of ''Awakening'' (The fic where the author did a lot of research. It also stands out North America Twins are tortured by Mengele) for being one levels of very few fanfics involving Lithuania that doesn't constantly talk about Russia being psycho.
** Don't let the first chapter put you off; it's heavy with epithets,
pure heartbreaking, but starting it promises an emotional ride delivered with the second chapter the writing flows much more smoothly.

same levels of finesse.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7166649/1/Amato Amato]] by net/s/5875871/1/That_Song_Called_Love That Song Called Love]] By [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2123766/Sunni_Praestans Sunni Praestans]]
* Recommended by Moaku
* ''Pairings/Characters:'' Implied USUK, oc!nation, also England is sort of dead (should mention that heh.)
* Synopsis: America narrates the life of England to the young country in his charge, and struggles with some strong memories regarding it.
* Comments: Since England is dead in this fiction (with a plausible enough explanation) the story is naturally sort of miserable, except for the presence of little Angla who is adorable, and well-done for an oc. The moodshift between America being an awesome and mature father/brother figure, the extracts from canon, and the sadder flashbacks where America is just plain vulnerable is quite smoothly done and doesn't feel particularly forced. Despite being a sad story, it really carries with it an almost taoist sense of just coping. The writing style is simple and punchy and there's some nice turns of phrase lurking in it. Nice weaving of the manga and anime into the story as well, all whilst giving it an almost USUK feel. Also tear-jerker for when [[spoiler: England comforts America as he, himself, dies]]. Also, note Amato is latin and vaguely means 'I loved' or so. It's been awhile since I picked up my latin textbooks though.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6343616/1/What_Your_Country_Can_Do_For_You What Your Country Can Do For You]] by niirasri
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Karalora}}
* Synopsis: A series of one-shots exploring the interaction between the countries and their beloved people. Sometimes, one person needs just as much help as the whole.
* Comments: This is one of the sweetest things I've ever read for any fandom. The characterization is dead-on--or rather, well-adapted to the different tone--and the author really makes you feel for the ordinary people and their troubles, which range from the trivial (A Canadian child too shy to practice ice skating in public) to the tragic (a Chinese man unjustly imprisoned for [[spoiler: an accidental death]]). Each chapter ends on a sublimely hopeful note for the citizen, and with the nation reflecting on their people's national character and how it will pull this particular individual through their crisis.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6971420/1/Bodyswap Bodyswap]] by Shiva491
* Recommended by Rita689
* Synopsis: England and America bodyswap in the middle of the night. Neither knows why. Then they wake up, and things go downhill from there. Not focused on shipping. Rated T for England's language and limited violence. Comedy, but mostly not crack.
* Comments: Even in a fandom like hetalia, most 'bodyswap' fics are rushed and OOC, but this one manages to keep both in character and is often genuinely hilarious. Grammar and spelling are excellent. Definitely a light read, though it occasionally touches on more emotional subjects, like when [[spoiler: England finds America's storage closet.]]

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[[folder: Fusion Fics ]]
''No matter the fandom, there will always be [[FusionFic fusion fics]]. These are the ones where casting is dead on, (or at least as close as possible) and characterization is generally kept the [[OutOfCharacter same]]. Not to mention they're just plain fun to read.''

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5241413/1/ UNSINKABLE]]'' By [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/975386/Master_KaiKen Master Kaiken]]
net/u/1420545/LaurelNymph LaurelNymph]]



* ''Pairings'': America/England (main), Germany/Italy, Prussia/Austria (hinted for future)
* ''Sypnosis'': (Author's summary) The year is 1912. An aloof American and a proper Englishman's paths collide aboard the grandest ship of their time... The Titanic.
* ''Comments'': It's a ''{{Titanic}}'' parody with England as Rose and America as Jack. Granted, England is a bit less {{tsundere}} than usual, but everyone's characterization is pretty well done. The grammar's a tad off, but the author's first language isn't English. Otherwise, it's quite beautifully written.
* You forgot to mention that not only is England less {{tsundere}}, he is also very OOC, and he acts like a girl. It's obvious that the writer has talent, it's just annoying to see him written that way. Also, France is made out to be a total douche bag, which is OOC as well. It's an OK read I guess, but I don't think it's all that great.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/4567.html?thread=7930839#t7930839 You Can't Hide Forever]]'' By Anon ([[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/15769.html?thread=41498777#t41498777 continued]])
* Recommended by Anon
* ''Characters'': Ensemble cast (i.e. just about everyone)
* ''Synopsis'': The Nation-tans one day wake up to find that suddenly, humanity knows all about them. ''Everything.'' It soon becomes a race against time to set things right before the world destroys itself.
* ''Comments'': This work-in-progress provides a realistic (or at least semi-plausible) look at how the modern society would view the existence of [[AnthropomorphicPersonifications Personified Nations.]] Whoever "leaked" it must have taken hints from [[{{Watchmen}} Adrian Veidt]] or LexLuthor, as the world at large (for the most part) seems to view them as either freak shows for the press, "lab test" material for scientists and politicians, or outright abominations, though France and Greece manage to get by initially. In other words, expect a good deal of DarkerAndEdgier and WhatMeasureIsANonHuman moments; an early scene where [[spoiler: a Holocaust survivor tracks down and attempts to gun down Germany and Italy]] should be a good indication. And I guess the only reason why this is in this section is because technically, the cast of ''BlackLagoon'' are also in this. Due to the scale of this sort of thing, the pace is rather slow.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6713019/1/bKing_b_and_Country King and Country]]''by RobinRocks
* Recommended by Musicrox4ever
* ''Characters'': Britain and Prime Minister Churchill are primary interaction characters. Bertie is indirectly involved by giving his speech.
* ''Synopsis'':"Have I no voice of my own that I need some bloody quarter German royal who can barely string three words together to take up the task for me?" Great Britain is at war and the people must be rallied. Crossover with The King's Speech.
* ''Comments'': I adored the film ''The King's Speech'' very much and had decided to look up any crossovers that had been made with it out of boredom. To my greatest pleasure, I found this fanfiction. Very well written and pretty much in character for both the Prime Minister as well as England himself. It's particularly pleasing that this was a fanfiction focused upon Arthur because we see sides of him that we can't (and sometimes won't) see in Hetalia: we actually are shown his intelligence rather han hearing him brag about it and we actually get to witness the English gentleman that we rarely see in he series. This fanfiction developes Arthur based upon the feelings of the English people pre- and post-speech. In the end he humbles himself to a man who wanted only one thing: to protect his country.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5734833/1/ The Fifth Alice of Human Sacrifice]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1059080/SpeakingThroughWrittenWords SpeakingThroughWrittenWords]]
* Recommended by Tropers/BlackSun
* Characters: Main is France and England, although about half of the cast also appears.
* ''Synopsis'': England is chosen to be the "Fifth Alice" and is taken to the mad world of Wonderland with France as his guide. Turns out when they arrives, the role has reversed: France becomes the Alice; England becomes his guide. Together with the other people trapped in Wonderland, they try to find The End, which would be their only mean to escape.
* ''Comments'': Do not be put off by the title simply because it's from a {{Vocaloid}} song; coming from someone who hates unmodified-plot FusionFic usually has, this Troper can say that this is one of the best fic of {{Vocaloid}} song ever fused with AxisPowersHetalia, or any other fandom for that matter. The author does not just slap the Hetalia's cast into the plot of ''Alice of Human Sacrifice''; rather, the author ''evolves'' it to be its very own original plot, sometimes bordering into OriginalFlavour of the AliceInWonderland novels, which the author apparently has read as well. And yes, ''novels''. [[spoiler: You probably don't expect that this fic contains, among other awesome things most people miss in [[AdaptationDistillation adaptations]], the Looking-Glass world, [[RoyalBrat Queen of Hearts]] ''and'' [[OffWithHisHead Red Queen]], and [[TheOjou The Duchess]], do you?]] So, expect MindScrew nearly in the same level of AliceInWonderland! Needless to say, a must-read for anyone who like AliceInWonderland with more "bit" of [[MadWorld madness]] sprinkled on.

''[[http://riiyacub.livejournal.com/2447.html#cutid1 Alfred Jones and the Overprotective Prefect]]'' by riiyacub

to:

* ''Pairings'': America/England (main), Germany/Italy, Prussia/Austria (hinted for future)
''Pairing'': Prussia/Cananda (Yes, they've taken over, but if any fic deserves to be rec-ed, it's this one), other pairings float around.
* ''Sypnosis'': (Author's ''Synopsis'': (Official author's summary) The year is 1912. An aloof American Matthew had always resigned himself to a fate of musical obscurity on a supporting instrument, but after meeting an ex-delinquent named Gilbert, he just might take fate into his own hands and a proper Englishman's paths collide aboard take the grandest ship lead. High School AU, Prucan, w/other minor pairings. (Reader's Summary) An AU set somewhere in a slight conservative pocket of their time... The Titanic.
Southern California, Matthew is a bassist for a band he doesn't want to be in, and plays the violin on the side. Enter Gilbert, rich-kid troublemaker extraordinaire, and you've got a quite lovely story of self-discovery, bittersweet moments, acceptance, and (for once!) actual issues faced by actual gay couples in the actual world.
* ''Comments'': It's a ''{{Titanic}}'' parody with England as Rose and America as Jack. Granted, England is a bit less {{tsundere}} than usual, but everyone's characterization is pretty well done. The grammar's a tad off, but the author's While at first language isn't English. Otherwise, it's quite beautifully written.
* You forgot to mention that not only is England less {{tsundere}}, he is also very OOC, and he
glance it might seem like just another PruCan where Gilbert acts like some sort of emotional crutch for a girl. It's obvious that Woobie-fied Matthew, the writer has talent, it's just annoying to see him written that way. Also, France actual story is made out to be a total douche bag, which is OOC as well. It's an OK read I guess, but I don't think it's all that great.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/4567.html?thread=7930839#t7930839 You Can't Hide Forever]]'' By Anon ([[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/15769.html?thread=41498777#t41498777 continued]])
* Recommended by Anon
* ''Characters'': Ensemble cast (i.e. just about everyone)
* ''Synopsis'':
much deeper than that. The Nation-tans one day wake up to find that suddenly, humanity knows all about them. ''Everything.'' It soon becomes a race against two take their time to set things right before genuinely fall in love, they struggle with their families, and the world destroys itself.
* ''Comments'': This work-in-progress provides a realistic (or at least semi-plausible) look at how
ending is amazing, if kind of bittersweet. Actual story is complete, but the modern society would view the existence of [[AnthropomorphicPersonifications Personified Nations.]] Whoever "leaked" it must have taken hints from [[{{Watchmen}} Adrian Veidt]] or LexLuthor, as the world at large (for the most part) seems to view them as either freak shows author has published an epilogue and an Omake, plus she is planning for the press, "lab test" material for scientists and politicians, or outright abominations, though France and Greece manage to get by initially. In other words, expect a good deal Omake. You can't get more fluff out of DarkerAndEdgier a non-PWP even if you tried, and WhatMeasureIsANonHuman moments; an early scene where [[spoiler: a Holocaust survivor tracks down and attempts to gun down Germany and Italy]] should be a good indication. And I guess the only reason why this is in one of the absolute best PruCan out there.
** Seconded to
this section is because technically, the cast of ''BlackLagoon'' are also in this. Due to the scale of this sort of thing, the pace is rather slow.

troper.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6713019/1/bKing_b_and_Country King net/s/5873362/1/Of_Fire_and_Ice Of Fire and Country]]''by RobinRocks
Ice]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/876270/fanciful_thoughts fanciful.thoughts]]
* Recommended by Musicrox4ever
* ''Characters'': Britain and Prime Minister Churchill are primary interaction characters. Bertie is indirectly involved by giving his speech.
* ''Synopsis'':"Have I no voice of my own that I need some bloody quarter German royal who can barely string three words together to take up the task for me?" Great Britain is at war
Anonymous and the people must be rallied. Crossover serial typist
* ''Pairings'': Spain/Belarus,
with onesided Russia/Belarus and Romano/Spain
* ''Synopsis'': Belarus is rejected by Russia once again. Spain witnesses this and makes friendly conversation with her. Eventually, this leads to an unexpected romance, making Romano and Russia realize their feelings for their lovers. Romano accepts Spain's relationship more-or-less quietly; Russia does not.
The King's Speech.
two's relationship could begin World War III - Russia wants his sister, and Spain refuses to back down.
* ''Comments'': I adored the film ''The King's Speech'' very much and had decided to look up any crossovers This is a wonderful fic that had been made explores the possibilities of an unlikely pairing and makes it work. The author is amazing, with it out of boredom. To my greatest pleasure, I found this fanfiction. Very well written her ability to develop the relationships and pretty much in character for both personalities of the Prime Minister characters so effortlessly, and she'll have you hooked right from the beginning. None of the characters - no, not even Russia, who tends to be Flanderized into a coldhearted jerkass when portrayed as well as England himself. It's particularly pleasing that this was the...antagonist, so to speak; nor Romano, who is turned into a fanfiction focused upon Arthur because we see sides of him that we can't whiny brat with an abrasive, abusive personality when not paired with Spain (and sometimes won't) see in Hetalia: we actually even then) - are shown his intelligence rather han hearing him brag about it in a completely harsh way, with believable personalities and we actually get a relatively positive side to witness them. Overall, this would be something you should read if you have the English gentleman that we rarely see in he series. This fanfiction developes Arthur based upon time. Also, Spain and Belarus are adorable together.
* Seconded. The author is slow to update but
the feelings of content is worth it.

[[http://sakuratsukikage.livejournal.com/67897.html#cutid1 Above
the English people pre- Clouds, the Sky is Always Blue]] by [[http://sakuratsukikage.livejournal.com/ sakuratsukikage]]
* Recommended by Anonymous
* ''Pairings'': Denmark/Norway.
* ''Synopsis'': It's Denmark's birthday,
and post-speech. In he receives an unexpected gift from Norway.
* ''Comments'': Short, sweet, and fluffy, not to mention incredibly well written. There are lots of great little cultural bits in here, and
the end he humbles himself to a man who wanted only one thing: to protect his country.

characterization is just spot on (which is reaaaaaally rare for this pairing.) Just read it. It will make you happy!

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5734833/1/ net/s/6329376/1/Knotted_Flags Knotted Flags]]'' by Signingupforporn.
* Recommended by Anonymous
* ''Pairings'': Germany/Italy
* ''Synopsis'': Italy is pregnant with Germany's baby, but Russia is out for revenge after Italy harmed one of his precious Sunflowers, ItGetsWorse but is BetterThanItSounds.
* ''Comments'': Where, to start with this. It starts off like a regular Mpreg fic, light soft and fluffy, but the later chapters can range from creepy to downright depressing. It is VERY well written, the characterisation is exellent on despite a little bit of OOC or {{Flanderization}} and Russia as an insane CompleteMonster out for revenge just ''works'' in this story. When he crosses the MoralEventHorizon, you just can't forgive him and you don't feel sorry when [[spoiler: Japan pops a Cap through his throat]]. Prussia in the fic is absolutely hilarious, though that doesn't prevent the last Few chapters from being one emotional punch to the gut after another.
The Fifth Alice Ending is [[BittersweetEnding Bittersweet]] that is slighty heaver on the bitter. This is the only Fanfic to make me cry as of Human Sacrifice]]'' by [[http://www.yet.
** Thankfully, fans who couldn't stand for the ending have an alternate ending, which is much happier than the original TearJerker.

''[[http://www.
fanfiction.net/u/1059080/SpeakingThroughWrittenWords SpeakingThroughWrittenWords]]
*
net/s/5232394/1/On_The_Bound On The Bound]]'' by tatterdemalion (Slash)
*
Recommended by Tropers/BlackSun
* Characters: Main is France and England, although about half of the cast also appears.
*
Jesajew
* ''Pairings'': Matthew/Francis, Alfred/Arthur, one-sided Ivan/Matthew, Roderich/Elizaveta, one-sided Gilbert/Roderich, Sweden/Finland, Ludwig/Feliciano; other pairings mentioned/shown briefly.
*
''Synopsis'': England is chosen Matthew Williams doesn't know what to be the "Fifth Alice" and is taken to the mad world of Wonderland with France as his guide. Turns out expect when they arrives, his brother contacts him for the role has reversed: France becomes first time in years. But he quickly finds himself drawn into a plot to steal seventy million dollars worth of artefacts from a very rich Frenchman. Unfortunately, no one told Matt about how...persuasive the Alice; England becomes his guide. Together with the other people trapped in Wonderland, they try to find The End, which would be their only mean to escape.
*
Frenchman could be.
*
''Comments'': Do not be put off by the title simply because it's Fun from a {{Vocaloid}} song; coming from someone who hates unmodified-plot FusionFic usually has, this Troper can say that this is one of the best fic of {{Vocaloid}} song ever fused with AxisPowersHetalia, or any other fandom for that matter. start to finish, On The author does not just slap the Hetalia's cast into the plot Bound is an enjoyable mix of ''Alice of Human Sacrifice''; rather, the author ''evolves'' it to be its very own original plot, sometimes bordering into OriginalFlavour of the AliceInWonderland novels, which the author apparently has read as well. And yes, ''novels''. [[spoiler: You probably don't expect that this fic contains, among other awesome things most people miss in [[AdaptationDistillation adaptations]], the Looking-Glass world, [[RoyalBrat Queen of Hearts]] ''and'' [[OffWithHisHead Red Queen]], hilarious, suspenseful, heartwarming, and [[TheOjou The Duchess]], do you?]] So, expect MindScrew nearly in the same level of AliceInWonderland! Needless to say, a must-read for anyone who like AliceInWonderland with more "bit" of [[MadWorld madness]] sprinkled on.

''[[http://riiyacub.livejournal.com/2447.html#cutid1 Alfred Jones and the Overprotective Prefect]]''
sexy.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6421381/1/Nightingale Nightingale]]''
by riiyacub[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/748687/Mitsukai_Mizu_Amaya Mitsukai Mizu Amaya]]



* Characters: Mostly US and UK. Teeth-rotting amounts of mutual admiration between Al and Artie. Nothing deeper than very deep bonds....Al is only 11 after all.
* ''Synopsis'': This was the year Alfred Jones - the Boy Who Didn't Die - came to Hogwarts.
* ''Comments'': A story told in three parts ([[http://riiyacub.livejournal.com/2657.html Part 2]] and [[http://riiyacub.livejournal.com/3066.html#cutid1 Part 3]] here), it is longer and more substantial than a one-shot, but not too lengthy as to eat up a whole afternoon in reading it. The premise for this fic could have been mangled rather badly but the author keeps a good handle on the characterization of Alfred and Arthur. On the whole, the story is fluffy and humorous and lighthearted, with several pokes and subversions of events in Harry Potter's first year. Also, Protective!Arthur manages to be simultaneously adorable and awesome.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Shipping Fics ]]
''Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.''

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7185260/1/AlHuriya Al-Huriya]]'' by [=ThisCouldTheoreticallyBeSparta=] (AU, sex, some politics, slice-of-life style.)
* Recommended by YourFormerSelf
* ''Pairings'': Egypt/Turkey, with some slight Spamano and Egypt/Greece on the side if you squint.
* ''Synopsis'': The Sultan of Al Yildiz is lost in the desert, and stumbles upon the oasis of Al-Huriya and its enigmatic guardian. As he recovers, he is taught humility, hard work, responsibility, respect-- and what it really means, to be free.
* ''Comments'': My synopsis doesn't do it justice. The writing style is gorgeous, the characters are well fleshed out no matter how short the appearance (unless they're unnamed, of course), and it just kept me from beginning to end-- I don't even like this genre most of the time (started 'cause I liked the title, kept reading 'cause I fell in love), and it still managed to hook me. Sadik and Gupta develop so wonderfully and slowly, and just... Al-Huriya is an oasis in the barren, fetid wasteland of Fanfiction.net. Let it be known.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6197028/1/A_is_For A is For]]'' by [=RobinRocks=] (slash, fairly explicit sex, occasional language, mentions of war)
* Recommended by ToThineOwnself
* ''Pairings'': Mainly US/UK, brief France/Canada and Russia/China. Other pairings mentioned late in the fic.
* ''Synopsis'': After an almost-too-perfect intimate experience, Alfred thinks he may (or may not) have heard Arthur call him “Alfie”, despite the fact that Arthur loathes silly little nicknames. Eager to hear it again (if he even heard it once), Alfred devises a plan to try and coax Arthur into uttering it again. Takes place in Great Britain, 1954 (for the most part).
* ''Comments'': The synopsis sounds simple, but the relationship between these two very different people that have fallen for each other is complex, certain to occasionally tug at the heartstrings, and often amuse. Arthur and Alfred conflict with each other time and time again, sometimes seriously, sometimes hilariously, but always in-character. The romance is skillfully seductive, sweet, or very often, both. Arthur can be an excellent tease, and Alfred can’t help himself from being bluntly sexy. Even when these two are being irritatingly stubborn (and are they ever sometimes!), it only compels the reader to just keep reading, eager to see what’s next. The historical information brings in a sense of realism; one can truly see the world these two live in. The author’s notes further explain bits of history referenced in the story, so it saves time looking it up on Google. As if the exceptional romance and historical accuracy weren’t enough, the language and descriptions are sumptuous. The environments, what Arthur and Alfred see through their own eyes, and the figures of speech are rich and full of life and originality. Overall, this is definitely recommended to any US/UK fan, especially those looking for a deeper look at this couple’s relationship, in between the amorous aspects and humor.

"[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6490944/1/Amore_Bello Amore Bello]]" by embracethepipe
* Recommended by Belladonna
* ''Pairings:'' Germany/Italy, main; smattering of other shippings.
* ''Synopsis:'' Germany appears to be pregnant; thus, Italy takes it upon himself to make the best light of the situation.
* ''Comments:'' A truly amazing read, Germany and Italy are given much depth in this. Although Italy's methods may be a bit unorthodox, I still found myself relating to both of the characters. I applaud. (Warnings, obviously, of mpreg, though it's incorporated so well into the story that I found myself with a sort of willing suspension of disbelief regarding it, if you will.)

"[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/12046.html?thread=27943950#t27943950 General Relativity]]" by Anonymous [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/11813.html?thread=36015653#t36015653 Part 11-16]] [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/15769.html?thread=39254937#t39254937 Part 17-123]] [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/17465.html?thread=51849273#t51849273 Part 123-167]] [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/18772.html?thread=63811412#t63811412 Part 168-203+]]
* Recommended by Aisling
* ''Pairings:'' Canada/America
* ''Synopsis:'' College AU featuring America as the dorky but lovable science teacher and Canada as the student with a crush on him. Also features Japan as Canada's roommate/childhood friend, Estonia and Korea as science nerds, France as Canada's slightly pervy mentor and England as the Dean.
* ''Comments:'' Easily the best Hetalia fanfic I've ever read. The writing style is beautiful, the characters are believable and the author doesn't rush the plot for the sake of porn. The budding relationship is developed slowly and carefully and it comes off as a lot more believable.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/16221.html?thread=48441693#t48441693 Don't Miss A Thing]]'' by Anonymous
* Recommended by Juice Box Hero
* ''Pairings:'' N. Italy/Finland
* ''Synopsis:'' Before/during WorldWarII, Finland gives Italy sniper training. BetterThanItSounds.
* ''Comments:'' Beautiful characterization. Italy's still {{Moe}} without coming off as incongruous to the fic's atmosphere, and some of his comments were so adorable this troper d'awwed loud enough for the entire house to hear. Finland was also a perfect mix of ColdSniper and FriendlySniper, and his [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant dark side]] did a good job to counteract the {{Ukefication}} he goes through in most fics.
-->''"Look, listen: I've heard that a good marksman, to get his target, has to project himself on it, so anytime you hit a target it's like you're shooting yourself a bit. So you don't get the target because you don't want to shoot yourself! That's a good thing!"''

-->''Veneziano's eyes are now wide open and fixed on Finland. "But you always hit the target!" ''

''[[http://myxxym.livejournal.com/3557.html#cutid1 Irregularity]]'' by marr-marr (Slash, of course, with some slight sexual themes.)
* Reccomended by Hokuto
* ''Pairing(s)'': Russia/America
* ''Sypnosis'': A fic focused on the tensions between Russia and America.
* ''Comments'': Very abstract and hints of a MindScrew, but other than that, takes a pairing I couldn't get at makes it ''amazing''. Also plays with the theme of smiling.

[[http://lenarix-klinde.livejournal.com/41246.html#cutid1 What the Heart Forgets]] by lenarix-klinde
* Recommended by mana001
* ''Pairing(s)'': France/England
* ''Synopsis'': What Arthur lost when he sacrificed himself to save the people beneath the Nations, and what he gained in return.
* ''Comments'': lenarix-klinde wrote several installments in ''this'' universe; all of which are wonderfully bittersweet.
** However, after InternetBackdraft that [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment shall not be recounted in detail here]], the author has either deleted or blocked access to almost all of her works, including this one.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5731362/1/ Here Comes the Candle]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/344070/ Mizu-Tenshi]] (also wrote [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5089305/1/ I Give to You the Sky]])
* Recommended by mana001
* ''Pairing(s)'': America/England
* ''Synopsis'': Due to financial difficulties, England becomes the 51st state of America yet neither are happy with the merger forced upon them. Between the need for forgiveness and the search for happiness, the irreparable happens.
* ''Comments'': Extremely heartbreaking.
** I second this, absolutely. The writing style, other than a few spelling errors, is ''beautiful.'' The interactions between the two are quite teakjerking, and the ending...oh, god...the ending...I'm a lover of heartbreaking stories who doesn't cry at ''anything,'' but this brought me to tears. All I can say is that I ''loved'' it.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4896923/1/You_Cant_Take_the_Sky_From_Me You Can't Take the Sky Away From Me]]'' by Haro (Slash, adventure, Steampunk AU)
* Reccomended by {{Orihime}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': America/England, Poland/Lithuania, others.
* ''Synopsis'': By the author: ''Ace Pilot America is on a mission for the World Military when a chance encounter with a group of Sky-Pirates leads him to team up with their captain, England, against [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld a malevolent group that wants to fill the sky with zeppelins]]''.
* ''Comments'': Since many of the ''APH'' shipping-related fics are angsty or MindScrew, having a fic that is somewhat LighterAndSofter is much needed. Great characterization, fun interaction... A must read if you want to smile a bit.
** Solandra: Seconded. The relationship progression between America and England is really well-done, taking the time to show them growing closer to each other and ''why'' they would be drawn to each other in the first place instead of just taking their BelligerentSexualTension for granted without any true development or exploration like many other America/England fics do. And while the Kosmider plot does take a while to get fully into gear, it's definitely heading there as of now (Ch. 26) and the author also takes the time to build up realistic character interactions and dynamics among the cast, especially with America and France, Canada, Japan, etc. My only real criticism is that the fic has suffered from multiple {{Schedule Slip}}s already, which makes me anxious about whether it will actually be completed or not (especially since all the characters haven't even been introduced yet as of this time in writing).
** And now it has its own [[YouCantTakeTheSkyAwayFromMe trope page.]]

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/4567.html?thread=6574551 Croatoan]]'' by Anonymous (Slash, action/adventure, crossover with ''{{xxxHoLic}}'', 73-chapter epic time devourer)
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': England/America, with references to Japan/Greece.
* ''Synopsis'': One Halloween, America disappears. One year later, England and Japan find out why: a malevolent fairy has brainwashed him, and they have to defeat her to be able to cleanse the mythical land of Croatoan and save America.
* ''Comments'': Contains ''numerous'' allusions to mythologies of all flavors and interweaves them in brilliant ways, not to mention the great interactions between England and Japan and the ''{{xxxHoLic}}'' immigrants. I don't know much about ''{{xxxHoLic}}'', but its characters seem to be very well-integrated into the story; one doesn't have to know about the other series to enjoy this fic (though it does help to have some background knowledge).

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/3274.html?thread=3701194#t3701194 Are You There God? It's Me, Canada]]'' by Anonymous (Slash, HighSchoolAU)
* Recommended by {{Solandra}} (yes, ''again''...I've been spending way too much time on the Hetalia Kink Meme.)
* ''Pairing(s)'': Canada/Poland (aka Matthew/Feliks), England/France
* ''Synopsis'': Matthew keeps a diary, and he has a ''lot'' to write about while dealing with the antics of his boisterous brother and meddling friends, the walls being far too thin to muffle the sounds of his fathers doing the nasty, and his [[DroppedABridgetOnHim spectactularly misinformed]] crush on the new student.
* ''Comments'': Contains privatelysnarky!Canada, dysfunctional family fun, awesome "deep" poetry, and skewering of that {{Emo}} phase every teenager goes through. If this fic doesn't get you to crack up laughing at least once, then you've misplaced your funny bone somewhere. And the CrackPairing? ''Totally'' works.
** RsS: Seconded. This one's a winner.
** Naganonamy: Gets [[BilingualBonus extra points]] for having the first six installments translated into Latin, and the first one additionally translated into Finnish and Welsh.
** Frada: Thirded(?) I loved this, and I don't even ship Poland/Canada!

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5401129/1/Jones_Paranormal_Investigation_Agency Jones Paranormal Investigation Agency]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2080277/Feux_Follets Feux Follets]] (Slash, Romance, Horror, Paranormal, AU)
* Reccomended by ThatStalkerChick
* ''Pairing(s)'': France/Canada, America/England, Russia/China
* ''Synopsis'': Matthew and his cousin, Arthur, travel to New York after a family friend had asked Arthur's father for help: to watch over his nephew who's apparently headstrong and a little careless. The nephew, Alfred Jones, runs his own Paranormal Investigation agency with the help of his comrades Francis, Ivan and Yao. With Matthew and Arthur joining the team, they investigate the strange phenomenon of the customers who come asking them for help.
* ''Comments'': A great read, especially if you're into the mystery/paranormal/psychic genre. It does have a large amount of focus on the romantic relationships between the characters, but it remains on topic, keeps up nicely with the plot and is exciting and fun to read.

''[[http://stardropdream.livejournal.com/16168.html Another Place to Fall]]'' by stardropdream (Warnings for mentions of war and explicit sex between two male nations)
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': Japan/Greece (in that order)
* ''Synopsis'': Japan visits Greece during World War II and the two have to confront how much things have changed between them and yet how much has remained the same despite it all.
* ''Comments'': The author has written several Greece/Japan fics, most of them fluffy and very good, but this one stands out as her most serious (and smutty) work featuring them. Her writing is rough in some places, but overall it's a beautifully written and satisfyingly long work. The sex takes up a large part of the story, but it doesn't feel like a {{PWP}} because the focus is on Greece and Japan's emotions, how close they still are in spite of war-related tensions, and the things left unsaid between the two. The characterizations in particular are excellent.

''Second Star to the Right'' ([[http://archosauria.livejournal.com/1734.html Part One]], [[http://archosauria.livejournal.com/2779.html Part Two]]) by archosaurus
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': America/England
* ''Synopsis'': America is set to fly on a space shuttle in an attempt to garner funding for NASA, and he talks England into coming with him too.
* ''Comments'': The first part of the fic is more an introduction; the second part is where the fic truly shines in emotion and heart. The space trip could have been used as just a plot gimmick, but it turns out to be much more than that here, as it becomes clear that the journeys America and England are embarking on aren't just physical ones. Both characters are superbly characterized (especially England, with all of his hidden emotions and insecurities) and there's a real, profound sense of bridging distances between the two at the climax that puts the 'heartwarming' in CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5063340/1/Outcast Outcast]]'' by Angelsaurus
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': Sweden/Finland, with mentions of Germany/Italy and America/England
* ''Synopsis'': Tino/Finland is accepted into the St. Hetalia Academy For Boys, a place he's never heard of before. Once he gets there, he finds himself inexorably drawn to the school outcast who is rumored to have a curse upon him.
* ''Comments'': What initially appears to be just another HighSchoolAU gradually becomes something much deeper and more original as it becomes clear that there's a ''lot'' more to the story than Finland and Sweden falling in love with each other (although the romance certainly isn't shortcharged either). The only complaint I have about this fic is that Finland falls in love with Sweden too quickly for my taste, but everything else -- the supporting characters, the development of Finland and Sweden's relationship beyond the LoveAtFirstSight stage, the surprising depth of the plot -- is brilliant.
** Seconded like hell, oh my God. I normally don't read first person point-of-view, but I really enjoyed hearing this from Finland's perspective—there were even some parts I pretty much forgot it was first person. I had thought about reading it a while ago but the prologue bored me to tears, so I let it go. I'm so happy that I decided to keep reading now because it was just... well, amazing. (I especially loved Denmark's characterization, though [[spoiler:he came off a bit [[RonTheDeathEater evil]]]] at first—his [[spoiler:[[DeusExMachina deus]] [[AWorldwidePunomenon "axe"]] [[DeusExMachina machina]] at the end]] made me both laugh and sob). Seriously, it was wonderful.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4967902/1/Status_Quo_Ante_Bellum Status Quo Ante Bellum]]'' by Novelist Pup
* Recommended by ClandestineClear
* ''Pairing(s)'': Austria/Hungary/Prussia, mentions of Germany/Italy, Sweden/Finland
* ''Synopsis'': AU: Elizaveta clearly despised everything vaguely relating to Gilbert of the Pretend Prussian Race--except for his younger brother, who was the only exception. It did not help that Gilbert existed.
* ''Comments'': One of the funniest college [[AlternateUniverse AUs]] I've read. The fic is well written and everybody is characterized so quirkily and enjoyable that they really fit into such an [[AlternateUniverse AU]]. Lots of [[HilarityEnsues hilarity ensues]]. The other pieces in this author's college [[AlternateUniverse AUs]] are also recommended.
** reaperangelique: Seconded so hard. I was in hysterics by the end, and the Frying Pangle is beautifully characterised.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5319874/1/Discovering_Ludwig/ Discovering Ludwig]]'' by [=SpeakingThroughWrittenWords=] (Hinted Slash, sort of a darkfic)
* Recommended by CheshireGrinne
* ''Pairing(s)'': Austria/Hungary, [=GerIta=], hinted America/Japan (?), UK/France, Spain/Romano
* ''Synopsis'': Author's synopsis: "When Germany starts another World War, everyone has enough. Stripped down, remade, this is the story of New Germany. Starting from scratch, being raised by a new Austro-Hungarian alliance, about to meet Italy – who will turn his world upside down."
* ''Comments'': Lovely story. Keeps you guessing as to what happened, revealing little by little the truth of what ''really'' happened to Germany. It's absolutely heartbreaking seeing how our beloved nations have suffered from the mysterious war. Oh, and on a side-note: really I put it under SlashFic just to be safe. If anyone feels it can be moved, please do so.
** BombayKitten: I can't second the rec - the style of "accent" the author's chosen for Germany and Prussia is just egregious and barely readable. The story itself is decent, more or less, apart from some choppy writing, but the accent ruined it for me.
*** I agree. I hate it when heavy accents are added (unless it's canon, like Sweden's mumbling) and the writing of the story wasn't the best I've seen. I dropped it after the first chapter and don't believe it deserves a recommendation.
**** Each to their own, right? I liked it, but if you don't like accents I get it. Just don't read if you don't like accents, it's not necessary to dis the fic just because you don't like one thing.

''SPOILER: He's not an only child'' ([[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/6850.html?thread=8923330#t8923330 Part One]], [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/9482.html?thread=11391242#t11391242 Part Two]], [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/10456.html?thread=18161368#t18161368 Part Three]]) by Anonymous
* Recommended by Mel
* ''Pairing(s)'': France/England, France/OC
* ''Synopsis'': Alfred and Matthew discover they're twins upon meeting at summer camp. They try to get their parents (aka Arthur and Francis) back together by switching places a la {{The Parent Trap}}. Hijinks and one heck of an emotional roller coaster ensue.
* ''Comments'': Wonderful story with gorgeous characterization. It goes from silly moments like Gilbert attempting to interrogate Alfred to emotional stingers like Francis and Arthur's confrontation scene, all perfectly in character. If anything, read it for Gilbert. The author writes an awesome Gilbert. Not finished yet.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5406725/1/Two_Ways_About_It Two Ways About It]]'' by VIII of XIII
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': Spain/Romano with America/England at the end and a Greece/Japan omake.
* ''Synopsis'': In which Romano sucks at accepting marriage proposals, Spain comes up against the dreaded "no sex allowed until marriage" rule, and England takes it on himself to lend a helping hand to rectify this.
* ''Comments'': The author says on her LJ that it took her months to write this fic, and it shows. Not only is it long, but it's a rare case where the quality matches the quantity. The most outstanding thing about the fic is the multi-layered characterization of just about every main character, Spain and Romano in particular, in ways that hint at HiddenDepths without compromising their canon characters. The second most outstanding thing would have to be how it manages to incorporate fluff, angst, humor, and smut for Spain/Romano without ever feeling choppy or forced. And did I mention that the secondary pairings are just as well-written as the main one despite not having as much page time? Or that England is a gigantic CovertPervert here who gets some of the best lines? Because he totally is.

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/usxuk/26251.html#cutid1 The Anglo-American Commemerative Celebration That Was In No Way An Anniversary]]'' by Voicekitten
* Recommended by ClandestineClear
* ''Pairing(s)'': America/England
* ''Synopsis'': America and England celebrate the founding of Jamestown. England refuses to call it an anniversary, because ''it isn't one, dammit''. [[EveryoneCanSeeIt Everybody else just snerks]].
* ''Comments'': This fic balances funny and lighthearted (see England's denial) and philosophical and profound wonderfully well, and everything is written beautifully. America also gets a chance to showcase his rarely-revealed 'thoughtful' side, which is always win, and seeing his concern for England really makes you go 'awww'. And then maybe grin a little bit at the ''very'' subtly implied [[DidYouJustHaveSex sexytiems]].

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5200757/1/Dusk_Run Dusk Run]]'' by Anti-Logic
* Recommended by chibiaries
* ''Pairing'': Germany/N.Italy
* ''Synopsis'':The title explains it all.
* ''Comments'': The romance in the story is barely there--you have to squint to see it. Germany and Italy are wonderfully in character, and the author is a master of saying much in few words. A refreshingly short and sweet piece.

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia/4922558.html Buttsex: The Musical]]'' by kaasen
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairings'': [[DesignatedVictim America/England]], [[StockholmShnozzing Russia/Lithuania]], [[TheMasochismTango Spain/Romano]], [[MisterSeahorse Sweden/Finland]], [[AuthorVocabularyCalendar Germany/Italy]], [[PairTheSpares France/]][[BiggusDickus Prussia]]
* ''Synopsis'': A parody of Hetalia fanfic cliches that starts with America [[RoomShuffle deciding]] that every nation at the meeting (those who matter, anyway) should spend a metaphorical hour in the closet with someone they have sexual tension with. True to the title, [[HilarityEnsues buttsex ensues]] and [[IKEAErotica it's]] [[BlatantLies really sexy to read]].
* ''Comments'': The best kind of parody that's a riot to read because the things it skewers are all too true and common. Any Hetalia fan should seriously read this, [[strike:even]] ''especially'' if they're a fan of one of the pairings being made fun of - I cracked up the most at America and England's section, and they're my {{OTP}}!
** One small problem with it though--you need to be a member of LiveJournal to read, so if not, you're out of luck.
** Here's the [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6452838/1/Buttsex_The_Musical fanfiction.net version]].
''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/11411.html?thread=23778195#t23778195 The Little Things]]'' by Anonymous
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing'': Greece/Japan
* ''Synopsis'': Greece and Japan aren't the kind of couple who express their affection through [[SlapSlapKiss bickering]] or [[SickeninglySweethearts sappy declarations of undying love]]; it's the little things that make them what they are.
* ''Comments'': Perfectly captures the subtle, quiet warmth of the Greece/Japan pairing and how "[[HappilyMarried stable, content, non-argumentative couple]]" does not necessarily equate "boring." Greece and Japan have their own distinct personalities in spite of their subdued natures, the romantic scenes between them are fluffy and 'aww'-inducing without ever becoming maudlin, and every single part (with the possible exception of the eighth one, and even then it's their relationship that helps temper the angst) just leaves you in a good mood after reading it without ever feeling repetitive.
** ETA: The author has deanoned as [=Seena58=] and she's posted the first twelve parts on [[http://community.livejournal.com/delusionsoflife/tag/title:%20the%20little%20things her writing journal]] with hopefully more to come.


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5510071/1/You_and_I_will_Fall_in_Love You and I will Fall in Love]]'' by Shatterdoll
* Recommended by {{Koneko_Otome}}, {{Lequinni}}
* ''Pairing'': Russia/America, mentions of Germany/Italy, [[IncestIsRelative Prussia/Germany]] and one-sided UK/US
* ''Synopsis '': Much to America's horror, Russia decides that the two of them are going to fall in love. And the more he fights it the stronger Russia's [[MindRape determination]] is to woo him, even if it means taking drastic measures...
* ''Comments'': The genre titles LIE TO YOU. It calls itself a romantic comedy, I call it a psychological thriller. It takes an interesting perception of the Russia courting America theme, minus the fluff and [[HilarityEnsues comedy]] adds the {{Yandere}} factor of Russia and remembers that America is supposed to afraid of Russia. And how their "courtship" might go down and how would the world react to the supposed "secret alliance" of Russia and the U.S. To goes from cute to downright wondering why doesn't anyone try to help [[CassandraTruth America]] to sexy to dark. My only complaint that America acts a bit OOC sometimes and it's written in the present tense, but otherwise a great read.
** {{Lequinni}}: Seconded. The tense choice is unusual, but adds to the narrative tension. In recent chapters, it has been revealed that Russia's actions are in fact [[spoiler: born from him trying to overcome his loneliness by crafting a romantic interest and an ideal relationship by the book, but because of him not knowing about WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove, he try all LoveTropes known by men after giving them a {{Yandere}} bath]]. If something, it makes his actions simultaneously more pathetic and more creepy.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5332871/1/Echo Echo]]'' by [=StarsOfYaoi=] (slash, HurtComfortFic / DarkFic, ends with omake-lemon)

to:

* Characters: Mostly US and UK. Teeth-rotting amounts of mutual admiration between Al and Artie. Nothing deeper than very deep bonds....Al is only 11 after all.
''Pairings'':Insane!Francis/Seychelles
* ''Synopsis'': This He wasn't Francis Bonnefoy, the country of France, anymore. He was the year Alfred Jones - the Boy Who Didn't Die - came to Hogwarts.
French Empire. The passionate, ruthless, terrible, beautiful French Empire.
* ''Comments'': A story told in three parts ([[http://riiyacub.livejournal.com/2657.html Part 2]] Has quite a bit of angst so far from the opening chapters, but provides an interesting take on a Dark!French Empire!France and [[http://riiyacub.livejournal.com/3066.html#cutid1 Part 3]] here), it is longer something called the 'Insanity', which refers to periods of heavy fighting or tragedy that countries go through. Worth a look, and more substantial than a one-shot, but not too lengthy as to eat up a whole afternoon in reading it. The premise for this fic could have been mangled rather badly is quite unlike the few France/Seychelles fics that are out there.
** Can't second the rec. I ''love'' France/Seychelles
but the author keeps a good handle on the characterization of Alfred and Arthur. On the whole, writing here is mediocre, the story is fluffy all over the place, it has completely out of place bits of GratitiousJapanese and humorous and lighthearted, with several pokes and subversions of events in Harry Potter's first year. Also, Protective!Arthur manages to be simultaneously adorable and awesome.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Shipping Fics ]]
''Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.''

other languages appear google-translated. Overall it's not a pleasant reading experience.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7185260/1/AlHuriya Al-Huriya]]'' by [=ThisCouldTheoreticallyBeSparta=] (AU, sex, some politics, slice-of-life style.)
*
net/s/6478683/1/In_America In America]]''
*
Recommended by YourFormerSelf
*
Mez
*
''Pairings'': Egypt/Turkey, with some slight Spamano and Egypt/Greece on the side if you squint.
*
America/Australia
*
''Synopsis'': The Sultan of Al Yildiz is lost in the desert, and stumbles upon the oasis of Al-Huriya and its enigmatic guardian. As he recovers, he is taught humility, hard work, responsibility, respect-- and what it really means, Australia goes over to be free.
* ''Comments'': My synopsis doesn't do it justice. The writing style is gorgeous, the characters are well fleshed out no matter how short the appearance (unless they're unnamed, of course), and it just kept me from beginning to end-- I don't even like this genre most of the time (started 'cause I liked the title, kept reading 'cause I fell in love), and it still managed to hook me. Sadik and Gupta develop so wonderfully and slowly, and just... Al-Huriya is an oasis in the barren, fetid wasteland of Fanfiction.net. Let it be known.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6197028/1/A_is_For A is For]]'' by [=RobinRocks=] (slash, fairly explicit sex, occasional language, mentions of war)
* Recommended by ToThineOwnself
* ''Pairings'': Mainly US/UK, brief France/Canada and Russia/China. Other pairings mentioned late in the fic.
* ''Synopsis'': After an almost-too-perfect intimate experience, Alfred thinks he may (or may not) have heard Arthur call him “Alfie”, despite the fact that Arthur loathes silly little nicknames. Eager to hear it again (if he even heard it once), Alfred devises
America's house for a plan to try and coax Arthur into uttering it again. Takes place in Great Britain, 1954 (for the most part).
visit.
* ''Comments'': The synopsis sounds simple, but This is, without a doubt, the relationship between these two very different people that funniest and most filled-with-crack fic I have fallen for each other ever read. It is complex, certain to occasionally tug at the heartstrings, and often amuse. Arthur and Alfred conflict so beautiful tears shall pour out from your eyes like gushing fountains of love in recognition of this godlike author.
** [[Tropers/PippingFool This Troper]] seconds this rec. This along
with each other time and time again, sometimes seriously, sometimes hilariously, but always in-character. the above mentioned ''Buttsex: The romance is skillfully seductive, sweet, or very often, both. Arthur can be an excellent tease, and Alfred can’t help himself from being bluntly sexy. Even when these two are being irritatingly stubborn (and are they ever sometimes!), it only compels the reader to just keep reading, eager to see what’s next. The historical information brings in a sense of realism; one can truly see the world these two live in. The author’s notes further explain bits of history referenced in the story, so it saves time looking it up on Google. As if the exceptional romance and historical accuracy weren’t enough, the language and descriptions are sumptuous. The environments, what Arthur and Alfred see through their own eyes, Musical'' and the figures of speech [[SoBadItsGood "works"]](really only two fics) [[StylisticSuck of]] [[TrollFic ImGonnaSassYouUp]] are rich and full of life and originality. Overall, this is definitely recommended to any US/UK fan, especially those looking for a deeper look at this couple’s relationship, in between the amorous aspects and humor.

"[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6490944/1/Amore_Bello Amore Bello]]" by embracethepipe
* Recommended by Belladonna
* ''Pairings:'' Germany/Italy, main; smattering of other shippings.
* ''Synopsis:'' Germany appears to be pregnant; thus, Italy takes it upon himself to make the best light of the situation.
* ''Comments:'' A truly amazing read, Germany and Italy are given much depth in this. Although Italy's methods may be a bit unorthodox, I still found myself relating to both of the characters. I applaud. (Warnings, obviously, of mpreg, though it's incorporated so well into the story that I found myself with a sort of willing suspension of disbelief regarding it, if you will.)

"[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/12046.html?thread=27943950#t27943950 General Relativity]]" by Anonymous [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/11813.html?thread=36015653#t36015653 Part 11-16]] [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/15769.html?thread=39254937#t39254937 Part 17-123]] [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/17465.html?thread=51849273#t51849273 Part 123-167]] [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/18772.html?thread=63811412#t63811412 Part 168-203+]]
* Recommended by Aisling
* ''Pairings:'' Canada/America
* ''Synopsis:'' College AU featuring America as the dorky but lovable science teacher and Canada as the student with a crush on him. Also features Japan as Canada's roommate/childhood friend, Estonia and Korea as science nerds, France as Canada's slightly pervy mentor and England as the Dean.
* ''Comments:'' Easily
the best Hetalia fanfic I've ever read. The writing style is beautiful, the characters are believable and the author doesn't rush the plot for the sake of porn. The budding relationship is developed slowly and carefully and it comes off as a lot more believable.

themed Parody Fics out there.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/16221.html?thread=48441693#t48441693 Don't Miss html?thread=48127069 Sign A Thing]]'' New Agreement With iTunes]]'' by Anonymous
* Recommended by Juice Box Hero
Archangelunmei
* ''Pairings:'' N. Italy/Finland
''Pairings'': France/England
* ''Synopsis:'' Before/during WorldWarII, Finland gives Italy sniper training. BetterThanItSounds.
* ''Comments:'' Beautiful characterization. Italy's still {{Moe}} without coming off as incongruous to the fic's atmosphere, and some of his comments were so adorable this troper d'awwed loud enough
''Synopsis'': After being roommates for the entire house to hear. Finland was also a perfect mix of ColdSniper and FriendlySniper, and his [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant dark side]] did a good job to counteract the {{Ukefication}} he goes years through in most fics.
-->''"Look, listen: I've heard
squabbles and various SO's for both of them, a series of little things leads Francis and Arthur to realize that a good marksman, to get his target, has to project himself on it, really, they've been dating for ''years''.
* ''Comments'': The writing style is poetic and descriptive, evoking lots of wonderful images, and the emotions are
so anytime well done. The gradual realizations that come over both of them feel very natural and real, and the fic will leave you hit with a target it's like you're shooting yourself a bit. So you don't get major case of the target because you don't want to shoot yourself! That's a good thing!"''

-->''Veneziano's eyes are now wide open and fixed on Finland. "But you always hit the target!" ''

''[[http://myxxym.
warm fuzzies.
** Deanoned [[http://nuitdenovembre.
livejournal.com/3557.html#cutid1 Irregularity]]'' by marr-marr (Slash, of course, with some slight sexual themes.)
* Reccomended by Hokuto
* ''Pairing(s)'': Russia/America
* ''Sypnosis'': A fic focused on the tensions between Russia and America.
* ''Comments'': Very abstract and hints of a MindScrew, but other than that, takes a pairing I couldn't get at makes it ''amazing''. Also plays with the theme of smiling.

[[http://lenarix-klinde.livejournal.com/41246.html#cutid1 What the Heart Forgets]] by lenarix-klinde
* Recommended by mana001
* ''Pairing(s)'': France/England
* ''Synopsis'': What Arthur lost when he sacrificed himself to save the people beneath the Nations, and what he gained in return.
* ''Comments'': lenarix-klinde wrote several installments in ''this'' universe; all of which are wonderfully bittersweet.
** However, after InternetBackdraft that [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment shall not be recounted in detail here]], the author has either deleted or blocked access to almost all of her works, including this one.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5731362/1/ Here Comes the Candle]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/344070/ Mizu-Tenshi]] (also wrote [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5089305/1/ I Give to You the Sky]])
* Recommended by mana001
* ''Pairing(s)'': America/England
* ''Synopsis'': Due to financial difficulties, England becomes the 51st state of America yet neither are happy with the merger forced upon them. Between the need for forgiveness and the search for happiness, the irreparable happens.
* ''Comments'': Extremely heartbreaking.
** I second this, absolutely. The writing style, other than a few spelling errors, is ''beautiful.'' The interactions between the two are quite teakjerking, and the ending...oh, god...the ending...I'm a lover of heartbreaking stories who doesn't cry at ''anything,'' but this brought me to tears. All I can say is that I ''loved'' it.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4896923/1/You_Cant_Take_the_Sky_From_Me You Can't Take the Sky Away From Me]]'' by Haro (Slash, adventure, Steampunk AU)
* Reccomended by {{Orihime}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': America/England, Poland/Lithuania, others.
* ''Synopsis'': By the author: ''Ace Pilot America is on a mission for the World Military when a chance encounter with a group of Sky-Pirates leads him to team up with their captain, England, against [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld a malevolent group that wants to fill the sky with zeppelins]]''.
* ''Comments'': Since many of the ''APH'' shipping-related fics are angsty or MindScrew, having a fic that is somewhat LighterAndSofter is much needed. Great characterization, fun interaction... A must read if you want to smile a bit.
** Solandra: Seconded. The relationship progression between America and England is really well-done, taking the time to show them growing closer to each other and ''why'' they would be drawn to each other in the first place instead of just taking their BelligerentSexualTension for granted without any true development or exploration like many other America/England fics do. And while the Kosmider plot does take a while to get fully into gear, it's definitely heading there as of now (Ch. 26) and the author also takes the time to build up realistic character interactions and dynamics among the cast, especially with America and France, Canada, Japan, etc. My only real criticism is that the fic has suffered from multiple {{Schedule Slip}}s already, which makes me anxious about whether it will actually be completed or not (especially since all the characters haven't even been introduced yet as of this time in writing).
** And now it has its own [[YouCantTakeTheSkyAwayFromMe trope page.]]

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/4567.html?thread=6574551 Croatoan]]'' by Anonymous (Slash, action/adventure, crossover with ''{{xxxHoLic}}'', 73-chapter epic time devourer)
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': England/America, with references to Japan/Greece.
* ''Synopsis'': One Halloween, America disappears. One year later, England and Japan find out why: a malevolent fairy has brainwashed him, and they have to defeat her to be able to cleanse the mythical land of Croatoan and save America.
* ''Comments'': Contains ''numerous'' allusions to mythologies of all flavors and interweaves them in brilliant ways, not to mention the great interactions between England and Japan and the ''{{xxxHoLic}}'' immigrants. I don't know much about ''{{xxxHoLic}}'', but its characters seem to be very well-integrated into the story; one doesn't have to know about the other series to enjoy this fic (though it does help to have some background knowledge).

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/3274.html?thread=3701194#t3701194 Are You There God? It's Me, Canada]]'' by Anonymous (Slash, HighSchoolAU)
* Recommended by {{Solandra}} (yes, ''again''...I've been spending way too much time on the Hetalia Kink Meme.)
* ''Pairing(s)'': Canada/Poland (aka Matthew/Feliks), England/France
* ''Synopsis'': Matthew keeps a diary, and he has a ''lot'' to write about while dealing with the antics of his boisterous brother and meddling friends, the walls being far too thin to muffle the sounds of his fathers doing the nasty, and his [[DroppedABridgetOnHim spectactularly misinformed]] crush on the new student.
* ''Comments'': Contains privatelysnarky!Canada, dysfunctional family fun, awesome "deep" poetry, and skewering of that {{Emo}} phase every teenager goes through. If this fic doesn't get you to crack up laughing at least once, then you've misplaced your funny bone somewhere. And the CrackPairing? ''Totally'' works.
** RsS: Seconded. This one's a winner.
** Naganonamy: Gets [[BilingualBonus extra points]] for having the first six installments translated into Latin, and the first one additionally translated into Finnish and Welsh.
** Frada: Thirded(?) I loved this, and I don't even ship Poland/Canada!

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5401129/1/Jones_Paranormal_Investigation_Agency Jones Paranormal Investigation Agency]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2080277/Feux_Follets Feux Follets]] (Slash, Romance, Horror, Paranormal, AU)
* Reccomended by ThatStalkerChick
* ''Pairing(s)'': France/Canada, America/England, Russia/China
* ''Synopsis'': Matthew and his cousin, Arthur, travel to New York after a family friend had asked Arthur's father for help: to watch over his nephew who's apparently headstrong and a little careless. The nephew, Alfred Jones, runs his own Paranormal Investigation agency with the help of his comrades Francis, Ivan and Yao. With Matthew and Arthur joining the team, they investigate the strange phenomenon of the customers who come asking them for help.
* ''Comments'': A great read, especially if you're into the mystery/paranormal/psychic genre. It does have a large amount of focus on the romantic relationships between the characters, but it remains on topic, keeps up nicely with the plot and is exciting and fun to read.

com/2322.html here]]

''[[http://stardropdream.livejournal.com/16168.com/37037.html Another Place to Fall]]'' Highway Cloudbusting]]'' by stardropdream (Warnings for mentions of war and explicit sex between two male nations)
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': Japan/Greece (in that order)
* ''Synopsis'': Japan visits Greece during World War II and the two have to confront how much things have changed between them and yet how much has remained the same despite it all.
* ''Comments'': The author has written several Greece/Japan fics, most of them fluffy and very good, but this one stands out as her most serious (and smutty) work featuring them. Her writing is rough in some places, but overall it's a beautifully written and satisfyingly long work. The sex takes up a large part of the story, but it doesn't feel like a {{PWP}} because the focus is on Greece and Japan's emotions, how close they still are in spite of war-related tensions, and the things left unsaid between the two. The characterizations in particular are excellent.

''Second Star to the Right'' ([[http://archosauria.
[[http://stardropdream.livejournal.com/1734.html Part One]], [[http://archosauria.livejournal.com/2779.html Part Two]]) by archosaurus
com/ stardropdream]]
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
K1M333
* ''Pairing(s)'': America/England
''Pairings'': England/America
* ''Synopsis'': Sick of politics and business as usual, England decides to indulge a rare moment of spontaneity and go on a roadtrip. He should have known that America is would want to tag along. And they both should have known that the trip would set to fly on them down a space shuttle in an attempt to garner funding for NASA, and he talks England into coming with him too.
path they couldn't turn away from. (Author's summary)
* ''Comments'': In my opinion, this story is a must for any USUK shipper who likes emotional stories. Firstly, the story itself is captivating. For 11 chapters, you follow England and America in their roadtrip as they try to come to terms with the feelings they harbour for each other. Expect funny bickering, sweet heart-to-heart moments and painful arguments, for a roller-coaster of emotions. Secondly, the characterisation is amazing. The first part author keeps in mind the flaws and qualities of the country personifications as well as their past histories, which renders them incredibly complex and lively. Thirdly, the writing is skillful and poignant, almost poetic in its style and its rhythm. You don't only read this story; you feel it too!
** Absolutely seconded. This
fic is more an introduction; painfully in character, and avoids one of the second part is pitfalls of most USUK fics, where the fic truly shines in emotion and heart. The space trip could have been used as just a plot gimmick, but it turns out to be much more than that here, as it becomes clear that the journeys America and England are embarking on aren't just physical ones. Both characters suddenly together and everything is shiny awesome. The flaws are superbly characterized (especially England, there, and relationship issues tend to be handled realistically, which is a lovely breath of fresh air.
** Third'd happily. The writing is smooth, and flows easily
with all of the dialogue. The fact England's own side to the relationship is only ever implied and we never get to see inside his hidden emotions head as much as America's both detracts and insecurities) and there's a real, profound sense of bridging distances adds to the story: on one hand you're not quite, 100%, entirely sure the attraction is mutual between them until near the two at end which can make the climax that puts reader squirm, but on the 'heartwarming' other hand, it's the position America finds himself in, and really heightens the tension in CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

the relationship. Since you don't quite (completely, entirely, 100%) have knowledge of England's feelings, you really follow America's dithering with worry, even when the implications are getting really obvious, you're still left feeling a bit terrified - much like America, who is very much the POV character. Excellent portrayal of butterfly nerves.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5063340/1/Outcast Outcast]]'' net/s/6175125/1/ World Wide Story]]'' by Angelsaurus
webcomix
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
lkmjr
* ''Pairing(s)'': Sweden/Finland, with mentions of Germany/Italy and America/England
''Pairings'': Spain/fem!Romano, implied fem!Italy/Germany, fem!Prussia/fem!Canada, England/Hong Kong, Hungary/Austria
* ''Synopsis'': Tino/Finland is accepted into the St. Hetalia Academy For Boys, a place he's never heard of before. Once he gets there, he finds himself inexorably drawn Lovina Vargas was less than thrilled when she and her twin moved to a new city. What happens when her family convinces her to audition for the school outcast who is rumored to have a curse upon him.
musical? Rehearsals and romance, of course! (Author's summary)
* ''Comments'': What initially appears to be just another A sweet GenderFlip HighSchoolAU centered around a production of ''WestSideStory'' with Lovina and Antonio playing the leads. The author clearly knows from experience what goes into a stage production, so everything – auditions, various kinds of rehearsals, etc. – are both very accurate and easy to understand even if you aren't familiar with theatrical productions. The characters are also wonderfully IC and her depictions of scenes from the musical, especially ones that involve dancing, make you feel as if you were there watching them.

''[[http://secretcurrents.livejournal.com/30255.html Love Will Find A Way]]'' by secretcurrents
* Recommended by lkmjr
* ''Pairings'': Alfred/Arthur (America/England), past Gilbert/Arthur (Prussia/England)
* ''Synopsis'': A series of stories about how a troubled delinquent and an overwhelmed student go from a dysfunctional sexual relationship to an awkward romance. (Author's summary)
* ''Comments'': A truly fantastic AU featuring Arthur as a delinquent and Alfred as a good student, beginning with an unhealthy sexual relationship in high school that
gradually becomes something much deeper and more original as it becomes clear that there's a ''lot'' more to the story than Finland and Sweden falling in love with each other (although the rocky romance certainly isn't shortcharged either). The only complaint I have about this fic is that Finland falls in love continues into Alfred's college years. This is not one of those stories where the perfect student "fixes" a delinquent with Sweden too quickly their love; Arthur tries to improve himself for my taste, Alfred's sake, but everything else -- even after the supporting characters, the development of Finland two start dating and Sweden's relationship beyond the LoveAtFirstSight stage, the surprising depth even living together there are still plenty of the plot -- is brilliant.
** Seconded like hell, oh my God. I normally don't read first person point-of-view, but I really enjoyed hearing this
hurdles in their path, ranging from Finland's perspective—there were even some parts I pretty much forgot it was first person. I had thought about reading it a while ago but the prologue bored me Alfred's disapproving parents to tears, so I let it go. I'm so happy that I decided to keep reading now because it was just... well, amazing. (I especially loved Denmark's characterization, though [[spoiler:he came off a bit [[RonTheDeathEater evil]]]] at first—his [[spoiler:[[DeusExMachina deus]] [[AWorldwidePunomenon "axe"]] [[DeusExMachina machina]] at the end]] made me Arthur's own emotional barriers, and both laugh and sob). Seriously, it was wonderful.

of their insecurities. The couple has to struggle at times to stay together, but seeing them slowly work out their problems never ceases to be incredibly heartwarming.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4967902/1/Status_Quo_Ante_Bellum Status Quo Ante Bellum]]'' net/s/5884664/1/Of_Silence_and_Thievery Silence and Thievery]]'' by Novelist Pup
Gecko Osco
* Recommended by ClandestineClear
GintaxAlvissforever
* ''Pairing(s)'': Austria/Hungary/Prussia, mentions of ''Pairings'': America/England with minor Germany/Italy, Sweden/Finland
Spain/Romano, Cuba/Canada, France/Seychelles and Poland/Lithuania
* ''Synopsis'': AU: Elizaveta clearly despised AU Arthur had a [[SuperPowerLottery voice]], [[CursedwithAwesome a good one]], but it's been stolen from him and he's prepared to do everything vaguely relating he can to Gilbert of get it back. Even traversing across the Pretend Prussian Race--except for world with a bunch of lunatics who have a leader who just might be his younger brother, who was the only exception. It did not help that Gilbert existed.
hero after all. USUK, minor others.
* ''Comments'': One Words cannot describe how amazing this story was written. The author has done a lot of research in terms of magic (based on character's personalities or they already had it in the actual series. Example is America has {{Super Strength}} like he does in the series. The Italy brothers have [[SuperpowerLottery extremely power energy magic]] passed down to them by Grampa Rome, etc.) The characters in the story are all well written. As suspected that Russia is the villain of this story. However, he falls into the {{Anti Villain}} category with his goals of a [[UtopiaJustifiestheMeans world of his vision]] and while he is describe liked a {{Complete Monster}} to the main characters (and some things he done like to the Italy brothers and Liechtenstein generally falls under the {{Moral Event Horizon}}), he really isn't and takes the {{Psychopathic Manchild}} trope up to what it's worth with heavy empathizes on the manchild apart as Russia clearly does not see the damage he is doing to the majority of the funniest college [[AlternateUniverse AUs]] I've read. The fic is cast. Another thing that's well written is America and everybody is characterized so quirkily England's relationship. Its heavy on the {{Belligerent Sexual Tension}} part and enjoyable just when they finally get together, things fall back right into it. The author seems to try and deconstruct this trope saying in her own words that the reason they really fit into such an [[AlternateUniverse AU]]. Lots of [[HilarityEnsues hilarity ensues]]. The hooked up fast ({{YMMV}} on that though) because everything happening around them is so fast and compared it to war time couples. As a result, it's very entertaining to see them interact and love each other pieces one moment and then fighting the next. All in all a wonderful read that this author's college [[AlternateUniverse AUs]] are also recommended.
** reaperangelique: Seconded so hard. I
troper thought was reading a strict from an adventure role playing game (but not written in hysterics by that format mind you.)
** Absolutely seconded. This story is spectacular, keeping
the end, and the Frying Pangle is beautifully characterised.

action//fantasy from chapter one.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5319874/1/Discovering_Ludwig/ Discovering Ludwig]]'' net/s/6490418/1/Solidarity Solidarity]]'' by [=SpeakingThroughWrittenWords=] (Hinted Slash, sort Middle of a darkfic)
Here
* Recommended by CheshireGrinne
Statuess
* ''Pairing(s)'': Austria/Hungary, [=GerIta=], ''Pairings'': Lithuania/Poland main, mentions of Germany/Italy; America/England and hinted America/Japan (?), UK/France, Spain/Romano
Russia/Lithuania
* ''Synopsis'': Author's synopsis: "When Germany starts another World War, everyone has enough. Stripped down, remade, this Feliks is the story punching bag of New Germany. Starting from scratch, being raised by a new Austro-Hungarian alliance, about to meet Italy – the entire school, especially that boy who will turn used to be his world upside down."
best friend. Where is that golden smile that used to be the best part of summer? (Author's Summary)
* ''Comments'': Lovely story. Keeps you guessing as to what happened, revealing Still in progress and currently at six chapters, it's the little by little literary gems in this fanfic which make it such fun to read. The formatting isn't completely perfect, but certainly worth working through. Characterisation, for example the truth of what ''really'' happened to Germany. It's absolutely heartbreaking seeing how our beloved nations have suffered from the mysterious war. Oh, interactions between side-pairing Alfred and Arthur are spot on a side-note: really I put it under SlashFic just to be safe. If anyone feels it can be moved, please do so.
** BombayKitten: I can't second the rec - the style of "accent"
but the author's chosen for Germany and Prussia interpretation is refreshingly just egregious and barely readable. The story itself is decent, more or less, apart a little deviant from some choppy writing, but the accent ruined it for me.
***
norm. Overall, I agree. I hate it when heavy accents are added (unless it's canon, like Sweden's mumbling) and the writing of the story wasn't the best I've seen. I dropped it after the first chapter and don't believe it this story deserves a recommendation.
**** Each to their own, right? I liked it, but if you don't like accents I get it. Just don't read if you don't like accents, it's not necessary to dis the fic just because you don't like one thing.

''SPOILER: He's not an only child'' ([[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/6850.html?thread=8923330#t8923330 Part One]], [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/9482.html?thread=11391242#t11391242 Part Two]], [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/10456.html?thread=18161368#t18161368 Part Three]]) by Anonymous
* Recommended by Mel
* ''Pairing(s)'': France/England, France/OC
* ''Synopsis'': Alfred and Matthew discover they're twins upon meeting at summer camp. They try to get their parents (aka Arthur and Francis) back together by switching places a la {{The Parent Trap}}. Hijinks and one heck of an emotional roller coaster ensue.
* ''Comments'': Wonderful story with gorgeous characterization. It goes from silly moments like Gilbert attempting to interrogate Alfred to emotional stingers like Francis and Arthur's confrontation scene, all perfectly in character. If anything, read
much more attention than it for Gilbert. The author writes an awesome Gilbert. Not finished yet.

has received so far.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5406725/1/Two_Ways_About_It Two Ways About It]]'' net/s/6431766/1/Tub_Wars Tub Wars]]'' by VIII of XIII
Canadino
* Recommended Recomended by {{Solandra}}
Dogtree103
* ''Pairing(s)'': Spain/Romano with America/England at the end and a Greece/Japan omake.
''Pairings'': Denmark/Norway
* ''Synopsis'': In which Romano sucks at accepting marriage proposals, Spain comes up against the dreaded "no sex allowed until marriage" rule, Denmark finaly manages to get Norway to take a bath with him and England takes it on himself to lend ends up expressing his frustration over past events in a helping hand to rectify this.
rather amusing way. (Not lemon)
* ''Comments'': Well written and entertaining to read. Both Norway and Denmark seemed vey much in character. It's quite short but manages to mix a good amount of humor and fluff without being cheesy.
** Agreed.
The author says on her LJ that it took her months to write has a lot of this fic, and it shows. Not only is it long, kind of fanfics, but it's a rare case where the quality matches the quantity. The most outstanding thing about the fic this is the multi-layered characterization of just about every main character, Spain and Romano in particular, in ways that hint at HiddenDepths without compromising their canon characters. The second most outstanding thing would have to be how it manages to incorporate fluff, angst, humor, and smut for Spain/Romano without ever feeling choppy or forced. And did I mention that the secondary pairings are just as well-written as the main definitely one despite not having as much page time? Or that England is a gigantic CovertPervert here who gets some of the best lines? Because he totally is.

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/usxuk/26251.html#cutid1 The Anglo-American Commemerative Celebration That Was In No Way An Anniversary]]'' by Voicekitten
* Recommended by ClandestineClear
* ''Pairing(s)'': America/England
* ''Synopsis'': America and England celebrate the founding of Jamestown. England refuses to call it an anniversary, because ''it isn't one, dammit''. [[EveryoneCanSeeIt Everybody else just snerks]].
* ''Comments'': This fic balances funny and lighthearted (see England's denial) and philosophical and profound wonderfully well, and everything is written beautifully. America also gets a chance to showcase his rarely-revealed 'thoughtful' side, which is always win, and seeing his concern for England really makes you go 'awww'. And then maybe grin a little bit at the ''very'' subtly implied [[DidYouJustHaveSex sexytiems]].

my favorites.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5200757/1/Dusk_Run Dusk Run]]'' net/s/6574857/1/If_Gravity_Pulled_You_Up If Gravity Pulled You Up]]'' by Anti-Logic
[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2096859/Lost_Duck_Inc Lost Duck Inc.]]
* Recommended by chibiaries
Anony-mouse
* ''Pairing'': Germany/N.Italy
''Pairings'': USUK
* ''Synopsis'':The title explains it all.
''Synopsis'': Alfred and Arthur celebrate Christmas. There are two parallel storylines; one allegorical and the other real.
* ''Comments'': Unique style of writing. The romance 'allegorical' plot is breathtaking, while in the story is barely there--you have to squint to see it. Germany actual plot, Arthur and Italy Alfred are wonderfully in character, and the author is a master of saying much in few words. A refreshingly short and sweet piece.

''[[http://community.
very well-characterised. Lost Duck Inc.'s other stories, such as [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5999714/1/The_Red_Road The Red Road]], are also recommended.

''[[http://counterheist.
livejournal.com/hetalia/4922558.com/23816.html Buttsex: The Musical]]'' Neighborhood Watch]]'' by kaasen
counterheist
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
Anony-mouse
* ''Pairings'': [[DesignatedVictim America/England]], [[StockholmShnozzing Russia/Lithuania]], [[TheMasochismTango Spain/Romano]], [[MisterSeahorse Sweden/Finland]], [[AuthorVocabularyCalendar Germany/Italy]], [[PairTheSpares France/]][[BiggusDickus Prussia]]
Romano/Spain
* ''Synopsis'': A parody of Hetalia fanfic cliches that starts with America [[RoomShuffle deciding]] that every nation at From the meeting (those who matter, anyway) should spend a metaphorical hour kink meme. Lovino and Antonio live in the closet with someone same neighborhood. They are strangers, single and interested... in each other. If only they have sexual tension with. True to the title, [[HilarityEnsues buttsex ensues]] and [[IKEAErotica it's]] [[BlatantLies really sexy to read]].
could just talk like normal people. (Author's summary)
* ''Comments'': The best kind of parody that's a riot to read because the things it skewers are all too true Great characterisation, hilarious, and common. Any Hetalia fan should seriously read this, [[strike:even]] ''especially'' if they're a fan of one of the pairings being made fun of - I cracked up the most at America and England's section, and they're my {{OTP}}!
** One small problem with it though--you need to be a member of LiveJournal to read, so if not, you're out of luck.
** Here's the [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6452838/1/Buttsex_The_Musical fanfiction.net version]].
''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/11411.html?thread=23778195#t23778195 The Little Things]]'' by Anonymous
* Recommended by {{Solandra}}
* ''Pairing'': Greece/Japan
* ''Synopsis'': Greece and Japan aren't the kind of couple who express their affection through [[SlapSlapKiss bickering]] or [[SickeninglySweethearts sappy declarations of undying love]]; it's the little things that make them what they are.
* ''Comments'': Perfectly captures the subtle, quiet warmth of the Greece/Japan pairing and how "[[HappilyMarried stable, content, non-argumentative couple]]" does not necessarily equate "boring." Greece and Japan
might have their own distinct personalities in spite of their subdued natures, the romantic scenes between them are fluffy your mouth hurt from grinning so much throughout and 'aww'-inducing without ever becoming maudlin, and every single part (with the possible exception of the eighth one, and even then it's their relationship that helps temper the angst) just leaves you in a good mood after reading it without ever feeling repetitive.
** ETA: The author has deanoned as [=Seena58=] and she's posted
the first twelve parts on [[http://community.livejournal.com/delusionsoflife/tag/title:%20the%20little%20things her writing journal]] with hopefully more to come.


story. Also, bonus appearance by ''DATASS''.
** This made me cry laughing, no joke. Seconded like hell.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5510071/1/You_and_I_will_Fall_in_Love You net/s/5961962/1/The_Triumph_of_Life The Triumph of Life]]'' by and I will Fall in Love]]'' by Shatterdoll
a light
* Recommended by {{Koneko_Otome}}, {{Lequinni}}
Anon
* ''Pairing'': Russia/America, mentions of Germany/Italy, [[IncestIsRelative Prussia/Germany]] ''Pairings'': Spain/fem!Romano
* ''Synopsis'': Just when Antonio
and one-sided UK/US
* ''Synopsis '': Much to America's horror, Russia decides that the two
Lovina think they have everything figured out, a whole new set of them are going to fall in love. And the more he fights it the stronger Russia's [[MindRape determination]] obstacles is to woo him, even if it means taking drastic measures...
thrown their way. Spain/fem!S.Italy, baby!fic.
* ''Comments'': The genre titles LIE TO YOU. It calls itself a romantic comedy, I call it a psychological thriller. It takes an interesting perception of Sweet, wonderfully and realistically done pregnancy fic. Antonio, being the Russia courting America theme, minus the fluff and [[HilarityEnsues comedy]] adds the {{Yandere}} factor of Russia and remembers Spaniard that America is supposed to afraid of Russia. And how he is, plans their "courtship" might go down and how would the world react to the supposed "secret alliance" of Russia and the U.S. To goes from cute to downright wondering why doesn't anyone try to help [[CassandraTruth America]] to sexy to dark. My only complaint that America acts a bit OOC sometimes and it's written in the present tense, but otherwise a great read.
** {{Lequinni}}: Seconded. The tense choice is unusual, but adds to the narrative tension. In recent chapters, it has been revealed that Russia's actions are in fact [[spoiler: born from him trying to overcome his loneliness by crafting a romantic interest and an ideal relationship by the book, but because of him not knowing about WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove, he try all LoveTropes known by men after giving them a {{Yandere}} bath]]. If something, it makes his actions simultaneously more pathetic and more creepy.

perfect wedding while Lovina complies.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5332871/1/Echo Echo]]'' net/s/6561410/1/Lucky_Stroke Lucky Stroke]]'' by [=StarsOfYaoi=] (slash, HurtComfortFic / DarkFic, ends with omake-lemon)Verboten Byacolate
* Recommended by Anon
* ''Pairings'': Germany/catboy!Italy
* ''Synopsis'': Ludwig is enjoying a peaceful evening when a cat catches his attention, which in turn transforms into a...''certainly not a cat'', raiding his pasta cabinet.
* ''Comments'': Perfect transition from an 'average' situation to a decidedly 'magical' one. Ludwig's characterization is very well-executed.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5260226/1/Infinity Infinity]]'' by Miss Avarice



* ''Pairing'': Germany/Italy.
* ''Synopsis '': Historically-wise, from the end of WWII through to the fall of Berlin's Wall, complementary with Italy comforting Germany, and a sweet ending.
* ''Comments'': Reading it, it makes Germany/Italy feel so much [[OfficialCouple canon]], and takes a lot of [[ShownTheirWork historical events as background for the story]] (such as [[spoiler: Prussia jumping from one side of the Wall to the other just to get a ruse out of the Government, leading the people who actually did it for real]], or regarding to how [[spoiler: the winning nations dealt with Crime War Criminals]]) Characterization is quite good, I would have liked this one-shot to be a longer fanfic, though.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5561765/1/Desaparicion Desaparicion]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5587911/1/Leunung Leunung]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5677141/1/Rivalry Rivalry]][[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5810547/1/Changement Changement]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5987500/1/Galehus Galehus]] '' by Black.Rose.Authoress

to:

* ''Pairing'': Germany/Italy.
''Pairings'': Taiwan/Japan
* ''Synopsis '': Historically-wise, from ''Synopsis'': Infinity is the end of WWII through price they pay, he decides, for being too young to the fall of Berlin's Wall, complementary with Italy comforting Germany, rule and a sweet ending.
too old to love.
* ''Comments'': Reading it, it makes Germany/Italy feel so much [[OfficialCouple canon]], A lovely story about the history of Taiwan and takes a lot of [[ShownTheirWork historical events as background her relationship with Japan and China. Truly heartwrenching and captivating; the writing style is unique and more than enough to compensate for the story]] (such as [[spoiler: Prussia jumping from one side of the Wall to the other just to get a ruse out of the Government, leading the people who actually did it for real]], or regarding to how [[spoiler: the winning nations dealt with Crime War Criminals]]) Characterization is quite good, I would have liked this one-shot to be a longer fanfic, though.

pairing, should you dislike it.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5561765/1/Desaparicion Desaparicion]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5587911/1/Leunung Leunung]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5677141/1/Rivalry Rivalry]][[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5810547/1/Changement Changement]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5987500/1/Galehus Galehus]] '' net/s/6153333/1/Well_Meet_Again We'll Meet Again]]'' by Black.Rose.Authoress George [=deValier=]



* ''Pairing(s)'': Spain/Romano, Germany/Italy, America/England, Prussia/Canada, Denmark/Norway
* ''Synopsis '': [[FanNickname The bad touch trio]] decide to do some matchmaking between certain Nations, and France takes to this like a true ChessMaster as he executes plans to bring togther certain pairs.
* ''Comments'': Well done, and all the involved characters stay IC. Also, this is wonderful for a laugh.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5157832/1/Birthday_Present_series_I_Unwrapped Birthday Present Series]]'' by [=Deep Rain=]
* Recommended by {{Yuurei}}
* ''Pairing'': Sweden/Finland, America/England.
* ''Synopsis '': On the birthday of more than one nation, France plays matchmaker with a level of deviousness that would make a [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] cry with pride.
* ''Comments'': Both of the one-shots in this series are just hilarious and simultaneously sweet at the same time-all in a way that's true to character. France being himself keeps things from getting too sappy, and the happy resolutions are refreshingly well-done. Deep Rain has done a great job here, and I'm hoping the rec will result in more chapters being added for additional couples.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5438618/1/The_Court_of_Bones The Court of Bones]]'' by All the Difference

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* ''Pairing(s)'': Spain/Romano, Germany/Italy, America/England, Prussia/Canada, Denmark/Norway
* ''Synopsis '': [[FanNickname The bad touch trio]] decide to do some matchmaking between certain Nations,
''Pairings'': America//England, and France takes to this like with Germany//Italy in the background.
* ''Synopsis'': (Taken from the fic itself) AU. London pub owner Arthur Kirkland is driven rather mad by American soldiers on leave during World War Two. And by one in particular… loud, brash fighter pilot Alfred Jones. But are Arthur's feelings of irritation just
a true ChessMaster as he executes plans to bring togther certain pairs.
cover for something else?
* ''Comments'': Well done, This fic is sad, happy, and all a whirlwind of emotion. It's an AU, but handled well, with the involved characters stay IC. Also, history and the realism being well woven into the plotlines. The main focus is on Arthur and Alfred, though Francis and Matthew show up as well. Currently has a companion fic called "Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart" which is about the story of Ludwig and Feliciano in this universe, who are often mentioned, and though they never show up directly, they are still a pretty hefty part of the story.
** Seconded. This
is wonderful for a laugh.

amazing. The writing is incredible and the relationship is developed nicely. The plot is rather cliche and predictable at times, but that doesn't take away from the emotional impact. I was nearly crying when Arthur recieved news that [[spoiler: Alfred was shot down and presumed dead]] despite that it was obvious [[spoiler: Alfred was alive and would escape.]]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5157832/1/Birthday_Present_series_I_Unwrapped Birthday Present Series]]'' net/s/5519107/1/Always_By_Your_Side Always By Your Side]]'' by [=Deep Rain=]
[=DragonsOnMoon=]
* Recommended by {{Yuurei}}
Anon
* ''Pairing'': Sweden/Finland, America/England.
''Pairings'': Finland/Sweden
* ''Synopsis '': On ''Synopsis'': The Beautiful and often tragic story of the birthday life Sweden and Finland have built together over the course of more than one nation, France plays matchmaker with a level of deviousness that would make a [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] cry with pride.
thousand years.
* ''Comments'': Both of the one-shots in Well crafted and well researched, this series are fic will make you think of these two companions, esp. Finland, in another light and of just hilarious how precarious and simultaneously sweet at fleeting love and frienship can be between the same time-all in a way that's true to character. France being himself keeps things from getting too sappy, countries.
** Seconded. It's so well written,
and the happy resolutions are refreshingly well-done. Deep Rain has done a great job here, and I'm hoping the rec will result in more chapters being added for additional couples.

even made me cry at points.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5438618/1/The_Court_of_Bones net/s/6001083/1/Part_Right_Half_Wrong_a_Third_Crazy Part right, half wrong, a third crazy]]'' (Warning for AU)
* Recommended by {{Tropers/SanaMae}}
* ''Pairings'': Mainly America/Canada, background Austria/Prussia and UK/OFC, mentions of past Prussia/Canada and Netherlands/Canada.
* ''Synopsis'': Meet Alfred Jones, a coked-up socialite lawyer. And now meet Matthew Williams, a depressed nobody that's working two and a half jobs to make ends meet and is failing at it. This is not going to be pretty.
* ''Comments'': Like chocolate covered cocaine. This fic is dramedy in the truest sense of the word, going from heart-wrenching to hilarious and back again. Save
The Court of Bones]]'' by All Rave also has a very refreshing writing style; quirky and sarcastic and it works, it really does. the DifferenceAlternateCharacterInterpretations are awesome, and I love how hetalia characters are woven into the background of the AU so easily (for example, Hungary and Vietnam work in starbucks). In continuing the [[GushingaboutShowsYouLike gushing about fanfics you like]], their problems (Mattie's depression and Alfred's drug addiction), are very well researched and never felt like they were thrown in just to make the story darker. Oh, and Mattie's absolutley batshit, but he's smart, and he gets such awesome lines (See- the whole bit with the lamp and why you should not take it's advice).
** Seconded by this Anon. Every new chapter is like a new trip, the characters and their lives are so well thought-out, everything seems believable. I vaguely recall one reviewer mentioning how well the New York life is being represented, especially the Manhattan-ites who get an awful lot of stereotyping. I can also say, that at least on my end, I've seen the growth in the writing. The most intimidating thing about this story might be it's lenght, but even that seems to dim compared to the quality. And, in my line, every time I finish a chapter, I always feel the need to shout "Why hasn't this person been ''published'' yet??"
** Thirded. Candidate for most hilarious fanfiction I've ever read.
** Now has [[PartRightHalfWrongAThirdCrazy it's own page]].

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6752357/1/Lotus Lotus]] by Starlight Amethyst
* Recommended by Windsong12
* ''Pairings'': China/Vietnam; France/Vietnam; America/Vietnam; Thailand/Vietnam, mentions of past France/Jeanne.
* Synopsis: (Author's summary): She has a beautiful garden, but there are only four flowers in it that can make her cry.
* Comments: The middle ground between a deeply researched, angsty fic and a light summer read, "Lotus" is awonderful take on the important points of Vietnam's history using FlowerMotifs. In this troper's opinion, though only a oneshot, this fic really captures what it means to be the nation of Vietnam, and all the pressure put on her by the men in her lives. Vietnam's relationships with the four are well-written, and her lighthearted relationship with her sister Taiwan, though only vaguely touched upon, provides a nice contrast.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6532591/1/The_Invitational_Year The Invitational Year]] by Demand Truth. And the sequel, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7096077/1/The_Sophomore_Year The Sophomore Year]]
* Recommended by GintaxAlvissForever
* ''Pairings'': America/England, France/Canada/Prussia, Russia/China, Germany/Italy, Spain/Romano, Austria/Hungary and many more
* Synopsis: Alfred is an awkward dork, despite the fact his dad is President. Arthur is a member of British royalty, and he's a perfectionist loner. Both boys are given an invitation to attend the prestigious World Academy and, naturally, they're roomies. USUK
* Comments: Now we all know there are many many MANY Hetalia High School AU fics. However, this is far the best one you will EVER find! The character development in this story is amazing and the pacing of the entire story is perfect to the point that the author won't focus on the minor things that would happen in high school. This author has clearly gone through a wacky high school life in order to create an amazing adventure. The story focuses on the six Allied Nations and how they are all brought together by Alfred's idealism of remaining a hero. The friendship and love between the characters are real as many of the couples have to face hardships in life. Alfred's character development in the story though is very parallel to the actual series though. Starting out as a lovable dork (Pre WWII), he starts to mature into a young man to the character that everyone knows and loves (post WWII). Words cannot describe the rest of the story without spoiling it, so just pick up this story and enjoy the ride. One final note though is this story is based on the FRESHMEN year of the characters.
** Seconding this one. [[LoveTriangle There is also the inevitable,]] [[spoiler:in which Japan and England both love/like America]].
** Thirded so hard. This is quite simply the ''best'' Hetalia high school AU fic out there.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6630414/1/America_Saves_the_Day_and_Other_Lies America Saves the Day and Other Lies]] by Sleeping Insomniac
* Recommended by JenKunoichi351
* ''Pairings(s)'': England/China
* Synopsis: In order to make the Allies' meetings go by more smoothly, America does some digging into England's and China's past. He uncovers some surprises in their relationship along the way...with a little help from France.
* Comments: Pushing aside the misleading title and description, out of the few Opium War and England/China fics out there, this one is a can't miss. The author meshes together comedy and drama in a tasteful way and the story's use of flashbacks is the fic's best feature.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6054000/1/Strange_Powers Strange Powers]] by tinstars
* Recommended by Connichiha
* ''Pairings (s)'': England/America
* Synopsis: (Author's Summary) America thought it would be funny to turn the device on himself. What's the worst that could happen? Y'know, aside from accidentally falling in love with your friend.
* Comments: Hetalia is a fandom of history, politics and basically the international relationship between [[MoeAnthropomorphism anthropomorphic]] countries. It's not surprising that the most popular fics are also some of the darkest. People looking for stuff that doesn't make them want to curl up in a corner and rock back and forth is hard. This one, which has America [[spoiler: being pathetically in love with England after thinking he got hit with a gayray]] is just the right amount of romantic and comedic and is probably best to read after reading that dark and disturbing fic. America is [[ObliviousToLove oblivious]] and [[EveryoneCanSeeIt people want to hit him over the head]]. Still, charming. The characters aren't butchered to fit the plot, despite it being a romantic comedy, and Arthur is ''in a pairing'' [[UkeFication without being emasculated]], which is pretty much an infamous trope in Hetalia fics.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5784981/1/The_Invasion_Domestic The Invasion Domestic]] by calciseptine



* ''Pairing'': Germany/Italy, Spain/S.Italy, Russia/China, hints of America/England
* ''Warnings'': It is rated M, but so far, it's more like a high-ish T (the author did say it would be M later). There is slash (nothing explicit) and some violence in there, but not so much that it would scare that many readers off.
* ''Synopsis'':It's Axis Powers Hetalia in the [[RecycledINSPACE world of the Mafia]]. The Italy twins at the center of a web of blood and deceit;Grandpa Rome attempts to shield them from mob activities as much as he can. A mesmerizing tale of secrets and lies gradually unravels.
* ''Comments'': The author has a gift for natural-sounding dialogue and characterization, and the story has an excellent kind of cat-and-mouse tension running throughout. An excellent read with a splash of [[DarkerandEdgier Darker and Edgier]] for taste.

''Here I am'' by Anonymous
[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/10456.html?thread=24677080#t24677080 Part I]]
[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/11813.html?thread=30182181#t30182181 Part II]]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/RainKrystal}}
* ''Pairing'': America//England
* ''Synopsis'': From the kink meme, it's a hypothetical situation involving an AU in which England and America are human, and in a [[HappilyMarried stable relatioship.]] The story starts when the England from the AU switches places with the England from the ''Hetalia'' verse, and how all involved parties deal with their lives being rearranged.
* ''Comments'': Anon does a good job of keeping everyone IC, and the AU versions of America and England don't come off as [[FixerSue fixer sues]] at all, which is nice and surprising thing to see in a work where they start with an established relationship. A realistic look at a "what-if" scenario for what America and England would be like together, and how they would have changed each other.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5678331/1/Treatment Treatment]] by Chalupakabra (AU, work in progress)
* Recommended by Ardis
* ''Pairing'': Sweden/Finland
* ''Synopsis'': To borrow the author's own summary: ''Tino is a young student majoring in psychology, well known for being kind and eager to help others sort out their issues, but less well known for his habit of profiling "patients" on campus. His therapist's eye has fixed on Berwald, but will he be the one who ends up on the couch?''
* ''Comments'': This has to be the sweetest and funniest [=SuFin=] AU I've read. Or just the sweetest and funniest [=SuFin=] I've read, period. Everyone stays nicely in character, it has some absolutely excellent humour, and it keeps well to both Hetalia canon and real world history without being extremely obvious about it. Definitely worth the read.

[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/3274.html?thread=2729674#t2729674 Heterosexual Life Partners and Beyond]] by Anonymous
* Recommended by {{Unknown Troper}}
* ''Pairing'': Poland/Lithuania
* ''Synopsis'': The other nations discuss Poland and Lithuania's... ambiguous relationship, and end up in a very amusing argument over whether or not the two nations are more than good friends.
* ''Comments'': This fic is absolutely amazing. Most of the nations have at least one line, and not one of them is out of character in the slightest. Russia especially makes me smile. The whole thing is absolutely hilarious. Not to mention the title's obvious reference to TV Tropes. If you love ensemble witty banter sessions, this fic is definitely for you!
** Seconded by this troper. It was the first kink meme post I had read, and now I'm addicted.


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5676906/1/bLet_b_bMe_b_Be_bYour_b_bSavior_b Let Me Be Your Savior]]'' by LightofaThousandSuns

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* ''Pairing'': Germany/Italy, Spain/S.Italy, Russia/China, hints ''Pairings'': Prussia/Canada
* Synopsis: A century ago, if someone had told Gilbert that he would one day be spending most
of America/England
his time halfway across the planet playing domestic with a peaceful nation, he would have laughed in their face—and then invaded their vital regions for good measure.
* ''Warnings'': It Comments: This is rated M, but so far, it's more like a high-ish T (the fic made of sweet sweet fluff, the kind that makes you want to snuggle with the fic and never let go. The author did say it would be M later). There is slash (nothing explicit) has an excellent handle on characterization, and some violence in there, but not so much the domestic scenes interspersed with the story of how Prussia and Canada ended up together melded seamlessly with each other. This was the fic that it would scare that many readers off.
* ''Synopsis'':It's Axis Powers
cemented Prussia/Canada as one my fave ships for the Hetalia in the [[RecycledINSPACE world of the Mafia]]. The Italy twins at the center of a web of blood and deceit;Grandpa Rome attempts to shield them from mob activities as much as he can. A mesmerizing tale of secrets and lies gradually unravels.fandom after reading it.
* ''Comments'': The author has ** Seconded, as this was a gift for natural-sounding dialogue and characterization, and the story has an excellent kind of cat-and-mouse tension running throughout. An excellent read with a splash of [[DarkerandEdgier Darker and Edgier]] for taste.

''Here
very sweet fic that I am'' by Anonymous
[[http://hetalia-kink.
very much enjoyed.

[[http://yaoi-challenge.
livejournal.com/10456.html?thread=24677080#t24677080 Part I]]
[[http://hetalia-kink.
com/249090.html The Armory of the Mind]] by [[http://daegaer.livejournal.com/11813.html?thread=30182181#t30182181 Part II]]
com/ daegar]]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/RainKrystal}}
chibiaries
* ''Pairing'': America//England
''Pairings'': Poland/Lithuania
* ''Synopsis'': From Synopsis: Poland/Lithuania reunite. Lithuania demands to call the kink meme, it's shots now. After all, Poland has a hypothetical situation involving an AU in which England and America are human, and in a [[HappilyMarried stable relatioship.]] The story starts when the England from the AU switches places lot of making up to do.
* Comments: A decent-length plotty fic
with the England from the ''Hetalia'' verse, and how all involved parties deal with their lives being rearranged.
* ''Comments'': Anon does
a good job of keeping everyone IC, and the AU versions of America and England don't come off as [[FixerSue fixer sues]] at all, which is nice and surprising thing to see in a work where they start with an established relationship. A realistic look at a "what-if" scenario for what America how Poland and England Lithuania would be like together, get together in canon, and how work through all the issues and old resentments in the past. They argue, they would have changed each other.

fight, they talk through things. There's angst and humor in the story in almost equal measure, along with moments of fluff. There doesn't seem to be too many fics around for Poland/Lithuania, but this is one of the best depictions of the pair that was ever written, and a really well-done Hetalia fic overall. I especially loved the scene with Russia in this fic.


[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5678331/1/Treatment Treatment]] net/s/5569930/1/bFrom_b_bAmerica_b_with_bLove_b From America with Love]] by Chalupakabra (AU, work in progress)
[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2163957/last_letter/ last letter]]
* Recommended by Ardis
Chikyuu.
* ''Pairing'': Sweden/Finland
''Pairings'': Russia/America...?
* ''Synopsis'': To borrow Synopsis: As written in the author's own summary: ''Tino first chapter of the fic "This story: is not about letters. Or at least, not really. What it is about is two countries, both of them with respective issues that they may want to go either emotional counseling or a young student majoring in psychology, well known for psychiatrist to sort out. It is about politics and trust and flowers and scarves and being kind annoying and eager to help others sort out their issues, but less well known for his habit being stubborn and impossible love and aliens that don't make a lot of profiling "patients" on campus. His therapist's eye has fixed on Berwald, but will he sense at all. It is about a game without relationships and possibly a relationship without games. It is about pasts that can't quite be let go of, not just yet. It is about a large amount of foolishness... Well, maybe it is, anyway!"
* Comments: One of
the one who ends up on the couch?''
* ''Comments'': This has to be the sweetest and
funniest [=SuFin=] AU and probably most mind screw-y pairing fanfictions I've read. Or ever had the fortune to come across, the plot focuses on messing with the heads of not just America, who is the sweetest and funniest [=SuFin=] I've read, period. Everyone stays nicely in central character, it but the reader, too. Russia has some absolutely excellent humour, certain enjoyment of teasing Alfred, much to his chagrin and it keeps well to both Hetalia canon and real world history without being extremely obvious about it. Definitely worth irritation, but as the read.

[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/3274.html?thread=2729674#t2729674 Heterosexual Life Partners and Beyond]]
plot progresses, there seems to be something unexpected happening between the two none of them ever counted on - on the whole, simply a case throughout of WillTheyOrWontThey. And the question has yet to be answered... the author has currently been on a mysterious hiatus. Hopefully, they will pick up where they left off soon!

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5752342/1/Love_Insanity Love, Insanity?]]
by Anonymous
Sephielya J. Maxwell. (Warning: IT IS AU!)
* Recommended by {{Unknown Troper}}
Musicrox4ever
* ''Pairing'': Poland/Lithuania
* ''Synopsis'': The other nations discuss Poland
''Pairings'': VERY HEAVY [==RussLiet=], dribbles of [=GerIta=] and Lithuania's... ambiguous relationship, and end up in a very amusing argument over whether or not the two nations others are more than good friends.
in it as well.
* ''Comments'': This fic Synopsis:"They do what they want, Toris. Even when we're sane, we're crazy in here. You take care of an old person or a sick person because they can't do it themselves. But we are neither of those things. Once we're here we're stuck. And they do what they want."
* Comments: A well written multi-chapter fiction. It's similar to a [=SuFin=] fiction this troper has read. My only problem though
is absolutely amazing. Most of the nations have at least one line, and not one of them is out of that Toris seems to give into Ivan's demands for intimate interaction too easily. Though this might relate to canon, it doesn't necessarily build a strong character in for Toris. However, I must commend the slightest. Russia especially makes me smile. The whole thing is absolutely hilarious. Not author on their willingness to mention use what they've learned as a psychology student in order to make the title's obvious reference story flow easier. She has done what many fanfiction authors refuse to TV Tropes. If you love ensemble witty banter sessions, this fic is definitely for you!
** Seconded by this troper. It was the first kink meme post I had read, and now I'm addicted.


tread.


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5676906/1/bLet_b_bMe_b_Be_bYour_b_bSavior_b Let Me Be net/s/5413515/1/Of_Rue_and_Powdersugar Of Rue and Powdersugar]]'' by didyouknowanon
* ''Recommended by'': mollypop
* ''Pairings'': Lithuania/Belarus
* ''Synopsis'': The Litbel republic, through time and trial and heartbreak. Lithuania thinks about almost-brothers and almost-wives and almost-brothers-in-law in a family drama that plays out behind the Iron Curtain.
* ''Comments'': A nice, bittersweet tale which isn't over the top like most fics. All the characters are in-character and the writing style is definitely captivating. The historical part ties nicely with the essence of the fic.


[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5161795/1/Turning_the_World_Upside_Down Turning the World Upside Down]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1949303/Spazzkitty Spazzkitty]]
* ''Recommended by'': Anonymous
* ''Pairings'': Germany/Italy, Spain/Romano, America/England, Hungary/Austria, Japan/Seychelles, small amounts of Russia/China, Sweden/Finland and France/Canada, as well as slight unrequited Hungary/Prussia
* ''Synopsis'': (Authors summary)
Your Savior]]'' typical AU High school fic in which the members of the student council of Chikyuu High are unpleasantly surprised by LightofaThousandSunsthe arrival of the four transfer students that defy everything they stand for.
* ''Comments'': I found this to be a ''hilarious'' fic. Well written, though can seem a bit cracky at times. Definitely worth it. Hungary, America, Romano and Italy change their formal, stiff school when they come, and Hungary (unsurprisingly) acts as a matchmaker for her 'brothers'. Don't be intimidated by all the pairings- the first four are the main, and it is all captured in sixteen chapters and three omakes. The sequel,[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5240544/1/Turning_the_World_RightSide_Up Turning the World RightSide Up]] is also good so far, though will apparently be more dramatic. I would recommend these fics if looking for something lighthearted and funny.
** Seconded, though hesitantly. This story is hilarious and the characterization wonderful, but the writing is ''very'' shaky, especially the inclusion of quite a bit of [[GratuitousJapanese gratuitous Japanese]]. A very fun, very funny light read, but go somewhere else if you're looking for great writing or a serious story. Also, don't hold your breath for the sequel to be updated any time soon.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6371242/1/Correspondence Correspondence]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2474250/crackberries crackberries]]
* Recommended by:RsS
* Pairings: [=PruCan=]
* Synopsis: For a change, Canada visits Prussia, and for a change, everyone notices him. Unfortunately, 'vacation' and 'relaxation' have never gone hand in hand (Author's summary)
* Comments: This story is absolutely hilarious, and not in the crack sense of the word. It utilizes a mix of e-mails, facebook, text messages, post-cards and actual story to map out a fantastic, humourous story about Prussia and Canada realising their feelings for each other, while being 'helped out' by their friends. The author's got a great, fun style of writing and characterizes everyone really well. This story is actually the reason this troper became a [=PruCan=] fan.
** Seconded
** Thirded, dear God the facebook made me laugh so hard.

''Act Natural'' by [[http://monobuu.livejournal.com/ monobuu]] ([[http://monobuu.livejournal.com/9989.html#cutid1 Part 1]], [[http://monobuu.livejournal.com/10358.html#cutid1 Part 2]], [[http://monobuu.livejournal.com/10559.html#cutid1 Part 3]], [[http://monobuu.livejournal.com/10938.html#cutid1 Part 4]], [[http://monobuu.livejournal.com/11159.html#cutid1 Part 5]], [[http://monobuu.livejournal.com/11973.html Extra]].)
* Recommended by Kain
* ''Pairing'': USUK
* ''Synopsis'': Arthur Kirkland, porn novelist extraordinaire, is suffering from writer's block. His new muse shows up on his doorstep with an American accent, a mega-watt smile and a tool belt.
* ''Comments'': This is, simply put, the most hilarious fic I have ever read. You will be laughing out loud the whole way through (at least, when you're not facepalming due to secondhand embarrassment for Arthur). Romantic comedy at its absolute best.
* SECONDED: This was the perfect mix of sexy, sweet, and funny. Definitely the best romantic comedy I've ever read for this pairing and quite honestly, for this fandom.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6925348/1/: The Broken Hearts Club]]''
* Recommended by Tropers/KiriAme
* ''Pairings/Characters:'' [=FrUK=], [=PruCan=] and Spamano, with some Ameripan on the side.
* ''Synopsis:'' The Bad Touch Trio have screwed over their boyfriends for the last time, and not in the kinky way either! Now their respective EX-boyfriends have teamed up to deliver a dish so cold, it's bloody frozen: revenge. AU. (From the fanfiction.net synopsis)
* ''Comments:'' This really is one of the most enjoyable fanfics I've ever read. It's still in progress, but it updates fairly frequently. The writing style is amazing and hilarious, but the writer still manages to pull off angsty moments with a surprising degree of skill. There's a little bit of FridgeLogic at times, but that's all part of the fun. The basic plot revolves around Arthur, Matthew and Lovino dumping their boyfriends and then forming an unlikely alliance to get revenge. And it is ''glorious.''
** Seconded. So. Freaking. Hard.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5848383/1/Colours Colours]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/412708/Kitty29 Kitty29]]
* Recommended by otaku876
* Pairings/Characters: Major Prussia/Canada, with some sideline America/South Korea, France/England, and a few others if you squint.
* Synopsis: Matthew Williams thinks he is the only different person in his school, until he meets the self proclaimed most awesome man on earth...
* Comments: Yes, it is a Pru/Can high school AU. But with a twist—Matthew can see colors radiating off a person, indicating their emotions. He then finds out that a bunch of other people (Gilbert, Lovino, Feliks, Yao, amongst others) also have special abilities, and it all goes downhill from there. This is an interesting mix between friendship, romance, drama and comedy—the friendship of Matthew and Gilbert, their [[spoiler:eventual romance, as well as that of others]], the drama of Matthew trying to control his powers [[spoiler:and dealing with having "killed" a man with them]], and the comedy of, well, Gilbert. It's still in progress, and I'm normally not one to read in progress stories (way too impatient), but I had to make an exception with this.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6570522/1/Come_What_May Come What May]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2540793/CalaveraCandiedSkull CalaveraCandiedSkull]]



* Pairings: N. Italy/Germany, One-sided S. Italy/N. Italy
* ''Synopsis'': AU. Priest Feliciano, 23 years old, is suffering,and needs saving. And though he cannot see it, a male prostitute named Ludwig, from Germany, will show him the truth--that both men need saviors.
* ''Comments'': Italy (or rather, Feliciano) is a good hearted, pasta loving priest. His brother, Lovino, is a priest too, but more of one of the creepy ones you hear about in the news that no one likes. Ludwig is a prostitute that gets beaten up on a regular basis. He's saved one night, when he passes out upon the steps of a church in a small Italian village one night, beaten up and exhausted.
** This is a very well written story, which is sad and adorable at the same time, and makes you want to rip Lovino's guts out with a rusty spork. There's rape, so if that makes you sqeamish, don't read it (or just skip over it). It's very heartbreaking. For all it's depressing qualities and darkness, it's very, very good and very deep and imaginative.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6073627/1/finding_my_way_through_the_dark finding my way through the dark]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1139361/weighed_and_measured weighed and measured]]
* Recommended by Solandra
* ''Pairing'': Greece/Japan
* ''Synopsis'': The transition between friends to lovers for Japan and Greece, and the peace and turmoil that come along with it.
* ''Comments'': This may not have been written by the same author of ''The Little Things'' (recced above), but it's just as effective, if not more, in capturing the quiet, dreamy tone that fits this couple so well. And while Japan and Greece are well on their way to being HappilyMarried here, the author keeps their relationship realistic by showing how, for all their compatibility, they'd still have a couple of all-too-human feelings and issues to work out (not to mention Greece's current financial state) while at the same time never losing the {{WAFF}} undercurrent that leaves you feeling warm all over after reading about them. (And if you like this fic, the author has written other, equally sweet fics for Greece/Japan and France/Canada.)

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5450852/1/Looking_Through_a_Kaleidoscope Looking Through a Kaleidoscope]]'' by Lucky-Angel135 (AU,{{Slash}}, AlternateCharacterInterpretation, DysfunctionJunction, can be considered something of a DarkFic)
* Recommended by Flametail von Karma
* ''Pairing'': America/England, America/Russia, England/Japan, Hungary/Prussia... screw it, it's impossible to predict who'll end up with whom
* ''Synopsis'': Arthur is just a regular guy with a star-studded crush on a certain American singer. Too bad that singer's Russian partner is always ruining the lovely music videos. Invited backstage to one of their concerts, what is poor Arthur to do?
* ''Comments'': Unsurprisingly, as it's by one of the authors of ''Seven Little Killers'', this fic is brilliant. It's alternately dark and funny and heartwarming [[MoodWhiplash until you're not sure whether to laugh or cry]], and it ''works''. The characterization is beautiful; the author somehow manages to make the characters her own whilst keeping them true to their personalities. If she can make you feel sorry enough for Russia to want him to end up with America in a fic clearly marked with characters America and England, want Japan to have his crush on England requited, hopefully boosting his self-esteem, ''and'' be confused as to whether England would be better for Russia or America, she must have done ''something'' right. Well worth the length of time it may take you to finish.
* This Troper disagrees. When I was reading this fic I couldn't help but think that even the authors themselves don't know how it is going to end and just make it up as they go. And this is one of the biggest no-no's for me, because of the risk that the plot will get derailed and the authors will forget what story they wanted to tell in the first place. But if one doesn't mind it, I guess this fic might be quite enjoyable...
** Not to mention the characterization; [[RontheDeathEater Alfred has been derailed into a completely unlikable asshole.]] There are far too many Hetalia character cameos cluttering the story up, the plot would have been much smoother with a more sensible cast. And they started the story off categorizing it as and implying it to be USUK, which would get them a hefty amount of readers. Then they killed off the possibility of that happening. Then they kept implying that it could happen, even when it was obvious it couldn't, presumably to keep that pairing's fans from abandoning the story. And even told USUK fans to tell them how it could still work. It just seems like a dishonest and kind of cruel way to keep readers and get reviews, and this troper wasn't even rooting for that pairing.
** I am afraid this troper has some issues here, both with these comments and the ones below. USUK is still a perfectly plausible pairing, Word of God in the latest chapter. I quote, '...believe it or not, USUK is still a viable option.' As well as that, Alfred's being a jerk was completely understandable during the circumstances. Things were not going well for him at all. Though it is true that it is not planned out from start to finish, and this may or may not lessen the quality of the fanfiction, it is still a heartwrenching story with an amazing plot so far. I have enjoyed it immensely so far, and I have faith in the authors that the quality of their work will not fade.
* From the word of God, the only certainties are that it won't be USUK, and there will be Prussia/Hungary.
** Which stirred this troper up. Changing [[RontheDeathEater Alfred into an unlikeable character]] where Arthur has to run to someone else is annoying. Add the fact that she recently decided it would not be US/UK after baiting many readers, I would not recommend this.
*** According to the author's DeviantArt account, she accidently deleted the entire story and she doesn't have the chapters anymore. She said she would send the ending to anyone who is curious.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5664054/1/Giving_In Giving In]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/793157/Artificial_Starlight Artificial Starlight]]
* Recommended by Anonymous seconded by MetanteiTriforce and also by {{Tropers/AlmaKarma}}
* ''Characters/Pairing'': Canada/Russia, Ukraine, Belarus
* ''Synopsis'': Besides their climate, Canada and Russia didn't think they'd have anything in common; they didn't care enough to find out. However, during this meeting, perhaps they'll get a chance and hopefully the experience will change them for the better.
* ''Comments'': I think this was one of the best, multi-chaptered Canada/Russia stories I have ever read. The characterization of Canada and Russia were both well-developed and continue to be [[CharacterDevelopment developed.]] Matthew is not a SympatheticSue nor is he a complete DeadpanSnarker who snarks every line. Instead, he is a perfect mixture of both, with even hints of being a bit like Alfred, mischievous and daring. And Russia is portrayed sympathetically and yet, there are many dark stains in his past where he had hurt others and himself including. The relationship between the two of them was simply amazing, as it builds up slowly and is never rushed. Russia is beginning to let go of the hate he carried for himself and becoming more comfortable in his own skin. And Canada never tried to force Russia to talk, but rather encourages him to let go of his self-hate and getting Russia to open up little by little. And with each chapter, we can see that secretly Russia is appreciating what Canada is doing and Canada is just happy that he was able to help.
** Seconded so hard. The relationships are realistic and great, and on top of that a high-tension plot just got introduced. One of the best fics I ever read.
*** I third this. It's such a nice story, and a bit of an adventure. The plot is great, the characterization and writing are top-notch. On top of that, the group on facebook is just fun to be in. The history parts are nice, and you'd never know the author had a hard time due to the controversy of another one of her now deleted stories. This is, in my overly sappy opinion, one of the best RusCan, if not Hetalia or in general, fanfics out there.

''Superheroic'' by Anonymous ([[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/10456.html?thread=18559192#t18559192 Parts 1-10]], [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/15769.html?thread=45750937#t45750937 Parts 11-18]], and [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/17465.html?thread=51196729#t51196729 Parts 19-22]])
* Recommended by Solandra
* ''Pairing'': Spain/Romano
* ''Synopsis'': Romano learns about The Conquistador, a [[strike:devastatingly sexy]] ''interesting'' superhero in Spain's land. Fanclub, RescueRomance, supervillain, and [[TwoPersonLoveTriangle love triangle]] shenanigans ensue.
* ''Comments'': The anon author has a wonderfully witty writing style that's an absolute delight to read and is
* ''Comments'': The anon author has a wonderfully witty writing style that's an absolute delight to read and is perfect in milking the prompt/premise for all the comedy it's worth. Spain and Romano are so IC it hurts (if only because you'll be laughing yourself sick), other characters have equally IC and awesome cameos, and Prussia's role is, well, awesome in the way only he can make it be. Plus, when a fill inspires many readers to do fanarts for it, you know it has to be doing ''something'' right. Something very, ''very'' right. (Now complete!)
** Rerieth: Seconded like you would not believe. Prussia's [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain Most Definitely A Villain]] moments were the funniest things I've read in a while.
** Thirded. Dear God, this had me in hysterics the entire time.

''[[http://ghostofthemotif.livejournal.com/10949.html The Full Monty]]'' by ghostofthemotif
* Recommended by Solandra
* ''Pairing'': England/Japan, brief mention of America/Russia
* ''Synopsis'': England and Japan, after fleeing the mob, catch up on things and England makes sure to educate Japan on Monty Python after learning to his horror that the other nation has never heard of them.
* ''Comments'': Let me say it upfront: I'm a huge Greece/Japan fangirl (big surprise there, huh?) who has a hard time imagining Japan with anyone else (with the possible exception of America), and England/Japan in particular is just one of those ships I can't quite get into even when I try. That said, ''this'' fic is one of the very few England/Japan works, if not the only one, that halfway convinced me of the potential for genuine more-than-friends sparks between these two. Both characters are characterized well (i.e. no {{BastardBoyfriend}}!England or Passive{{Uke}}!Japan here), their interactions have a subtle depth and warmth to them that the usual "we both like tea and kinky sex" or "we're just LonelyTogether" fare lacks, and their potentially-more-than-friends relationship never feels forced or artificial. And hey, if someone like me with obvious shipping biases was able to enjoy this fic in spite of them, that should bode well for others inclined toward liking this ship in the first place. (Also, I felt kinda guilty for all the Greece/Japan recs on here and wanted to even out the score a bit.)

[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/16221.html?thread=44855645#t44855645 Alegria]] By Anonymous
* Recommended by Fade (I need a Troper page, OTL)
* ''Pairing'': France/Fem!America
* ''Synopsis'': It's a medieval/Dark!fairytale AU in which a Female version of America is the daughter of the insane and ambitious Lord Oranbega, who decides to propagate a rumor that his daughter was touched by a demon and can only be freed by becoming pregnant. Enter Prince Francis, from the kingdom of Sanguenay, in Lord Oranbega's lands for unknown business, who's empathy allows him to see past the rumors and to the truth of Alice's situation...
* ''Comments'': It's a Work in progress, with implications of rape and... well, honestly? despite only being updated twice so far, it's hard not to describe it as free crack that shatters your heart and promises to build you a new one in a single breath. It's perhaps shy of ''Awakening'' (The fic where the North America Twins are tortured by Mengele) for levels of pure heartbreaking, but it promises an emotional ride delivered with the same levels of finesse.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5875871/1/That_Song_Called_Love That Song Called Love]] By [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1420545/LaurelNymph LaurelNymph]]
* Recommended by Anonymous
* ''Pairing'': Prussia/Cananda (Yes, they've taken over, but if any fic deserves to be rec-ed, it's this one), other pairings float around.
* ''Synopsis'': (Official author's summary) Matthew had always resigned himself to a fate of musical obscurity on a supporting instrument, but after meeting an ex-delinquent named Gilbert, he just might take fate into his own hands and take the lead. High School AU, Prucan, w/other minor pairings. (Reader's Summary) An AU set somewhere in a slight conservative pocket of Southern California, Matthew is a bassist for a band he doesn't want to be in, and plays the violin on the side. Enter Gilbert, rich-kid troublemaker extraordinaire, and you've got a quite lovely story of self-discovery, bittersweet moments, acceptance, and (for once!) actual issues faced by actual gay couples in the actual world.
* ''Comments'': While at first glance it might seem like just another PruCan where Gilbert acts like some sort of emotional crutch for a Woobie-fied Matthew, the actual story is much deeper than that. The two take their time to genuinely fall in love, they struggle with their families, and the ending is amazing, if kind of bittersweet. Actual story is complete, but the author has published an epilogue and an Omake, plus she is planning for other Omake. You can't get more fluff out of a non-PWP even if you tried, and this is one of the absolute best PruCan out there.
** Seconded to this troper.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5873362/1/Of_Fire_and_Ice Of Fire and Ice]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/876270/fanciful_thoughts fanciful.thoughts]]
* Recommended by Anonymous and the serial typist
* ''Pairings'': Spain/Belarus, with onesided Russia/Belarus and Romano/Spain
* ''Synopsis'': Belarus is rejected by Russia once again. Spain witnesses this and makes friendly conversation with her. Eventually, this leads to an unexpected romance, making Romano and Russia realize their feelings for their lovers. Romano accepts Spain's relationship more-or-less quietly; Russia does not. The two's relationship could begin World War III - Russia wants his sister, and Spain refuses to back down.
* ''Comments'': This is a wonderful fic that explores the possibilities of an unlikely pairing and makes it work. The author is amazing, with her ability to develop the relationships and personalities of the characters so effortlessly, and she'll have you hooked right from the beginning. None of the characters - no, not even Russia, who tends to be Flanderized into a coldhearted jerkass when portrayed as the...antagonist, so to speak; nor Romano, who is turned into a whiny brat with an abrasive, abusive personality when not paired with Spain (and sometimes even then) - are shown in a completely harsh way, with believable personalities and a relatively positive side to them. Overall, this would be something you should read if you have the time. Also, Spain and Belarus are adorable together.
* Seconded. The author is slow to update but the content is worth it.

[[http://sakuratsukikage.livejournal.com/67897.html#cutid1 Above the Clouds, the Sky is Always Blue]] by [[http://sakuratsukikage.livejournal.com/ sakuratsukikage]]
* Recommended by Anonymous
* ''Pairings'': Denmark/Norway.
* ''Synopsis'': It's Denmark's birthday, and he receives an unexpected gift from Norway.
* ''Comments'': Short, sweet, and fluffy, not to mention incredibly well written. There are lots of great little cultural bits in here, and the characterization is just spot on (which is reaaaaaally rare for this pairing.) Just read it. It will make you happy!

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6329376/1/Knotted_Flags Knotted Flags]]'' by Signingupforporn.
* Recommended by Anonymous
* ''Pairings'': Germany/Italy
* ''Synopsis'': Italy is pregnant with Germany's baby, but Russia is out for revenge after Italy harmed one of his precious Sunflowers, ItGetsWorse but is BetterThanItSounds.
* ''Comments'': Where, to start with this. It starts off like a regular Mpreg fic, light soft and fluffy, but the later chapters can range from creepy to downright depressing. It is VERY well written, the characterisation is exellent on despite a little bit of OOC or {{Flanderization}} and Russia as an insane CompleteMonster out for revenge just ''works'' in this story. When he crosses the MoralEventHorizon, you just can't forgive him and you don't feel sorry when [[spoiler: Japan pops a Cap through his throat]]. Prussia in the fic is absolutely hilarious, though that doesn't prevent the last Few chapters from being one emotional punch to the gut after another. The Ending is [[BittersweetEnding Bittersweet]] that is slighty heaver on the bitter. This is the only Fanfic to make me cry as of yet.
** Thankfully, fans who couldn't stand for the ending have an alternate ending, which is much happier than the original TearJerker.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5232394/1/On_The_Bound On The Bound]]'' by tatterdemalion (Slash)
* Recommended by Jesajew
* ''Pairings'': Matthew/Francis, Alfred/Arthur, one-sided Ivan/Matthew, Roderich/Elizaveta, one-sided Gilbert/Roderich, Sweden/Finland, Ludwig/Feliciano; other pairings mentioned/shown briefly.
* ''Synopsis'': Matthew Williams doesn't know what to expect when his brother contacts him for the first time in years. But he quickly finds himself drawn into a plot to steal seventy million dollars worth of artefacts from a very rich Frenchman. Unfortunately, no one told Matt about how...persuasive the Frenchman could be.
* ''Comments'': Fun from start to finish, On The Bound is an enjoyable mix of hilarious, suspenseful, heartwarming, and sexy.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6421381/1/Nightingale Nightingale]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/748687/Mitsukai_Mizu_Amaya Mitsukai Mizu Amaya]]
* Recommended by chibiaries
* ''Pairings'':Insane!Francis/Seychelles
* ''Synopsis'': He wasn't Francis Bonnefoy, the country of France, anymore. He was the French Empire. The passionate, ruthless, terrible, beautiful French Empire.
* ''Comments'': Has quite a bit of angst so far from the opening chapters, but provides an interesting take on a Dark!French Empire!France and something called the 'Insanity', which refers to periods of heavy fighting or tragedy that countries go through. Worth a look, and is quite unlike the few France/Seychelles fics that are out there.
** Can't second the rec. I ''love'' France/Seychelles but the writing here is mediocre, the story is all over the place, it has completely out of place bits of GratitiousJapanese and other languages appear google-translated. Overall it's not a pleasant reading experience.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6478683/1/In_America In America]]''
* Recommended by Mez
* ''Pairings'': America/Australia
* ''Synopsis'': Australia goes over to America's house for a visit.
* ''Comments'': This is, without a doubt, the funniest and most filled-with-crack fic I have ever read. It is so beautiful tears shall pour out from your eyes like gushing fountains of love in recognition of this godlike author.
** [[Tropers/PippingFool This Troper]] seconds this rec. This along with the above mentioned ''Buttsex: The Musical'' and the [[SoBadItsGood "works"]](really only two fics) [[StylisticSuck of]] [[TrollFic ImGonnaSassYouUp]] are the best Hetalia themed Parody Fics out there.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/16221.html?thread=48127069 Sign A New Agreement With iTunes]]'' by Anonymous
* Recommended by Archangelunmei
* ''Pairings'': France/England
* ''Synopsis'': After being roommates for years through squabbles and various SO's for both of them, a series of little things leads Francis and Arthur to realize that really, they've been dating for ''years''.
* ''Comments'': The writing style is poetic and descriptive, evoking lots of wonderful images, and the emotions are so well done. The gradual realizations that come over both of them feel very natural and real, and the fic will leave you with a major case of the warm fuzzies.
** Deanoned [[http://nuitdenovembre.livejournal.com/2322.html here]]

''[[http://stardropdream.livejournal.com/37037.html Highway Cloudbusting]]'' by [[http://stardropdream.livejournal.com/ stardropdream]]
* Recommended by K1M333
* ''Pairings'': England/America
* ''Synopsis'': Sick of politics and business as usual, England decides to indulge a rare moment of spontaneity and go on a roadtrip. He should have known that America would want to tag along. And they both should have known that the trip would set them down a path they couldn't turn away from. (Author's summary)
* ''Comments'': In my opinion, this story is a must for any USUK shipper who likes emotional stories. Firstly, the story itself is captivating. For 11 chapters, you follow England and America in their roadtrip as they try to come to terms with the feelings they harbour for each other. Expect funny bickering, sweet heart-to-heart moments and painful arguments, for a roller-coaster of emotions. Secondly, the characterisation is amazing. The author keeps in mind the flaws and qualities of the country personifications as well as their past histories, which renders them incredibly complex and lively. Thirdly, the writing is skillful and poignant, almost poetic in its style and its rhythm. You don't only read this story; you feel it too!
** Absolutely seconded. This fic is painfully in character, and avoids one of the pitfalls of most USUK fics, where America and England are suddenly together and everything is shiny awesome. The flaws are there, and relationship issues tend to be handled realistically, which is a lovely breath of fresh air.
** Third'd happily. The writing is smooth, and flows easily with the dialogue. The fact England's own side to the relationship is only ever implied and we never get to see inside his head as much as America's both detracts and adds to the story: on one hand you're not quite, 100%, entirely sure the attraction is mutual between them until near the end which can make the reader squirm, but on the other hand, it's the position America finds himself in, and really heightens the tension in the relationship. Since you don't quite (completely, entirely, 100%) have knowledge of England's feelings, you really follow America's dithering with worry, even when the implications are getting really obvious, you're still left feeling a bit terrified - much like America, who is very much the POV character. Excellent portrayal of butterfly nerves.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6175125/1/ World Wide Story]]'' by webcomix
* Recommended by lkmjr
* ''Pairings'': Spain/fem!Romano, implied fem!Italy/Germany, fem!Prussia/fem!Canada, England/Hong Kong, Hungary/Austria
* ''Synopsis'': Lovina Vargas was less than thrilled when she and her twin moved to a new city. What happens when her family convinces her to audition for the school musical? Rehearsals and romance, of course! (Author's summary)
* ''Comments'': A sweet GenderFlip HighSchoolAU centered around a production of ''WestSideStory'' with Lovina and Antonio playing the leads. The author clearly knows from experience what goes into a stage production, so everything – auditions, various kinds of rehearsals, etc. – are both very accurate and easy to understand even if you aren't familiar with theatrical productions. The characters are also wonderfully IC and her depictions of scenes from the musical, especially ones that involve dancing, make you feel as if you were there watching them.

''[[http://secretcurrents.livejournal.com/30255.html Love Will Find A Way]]'' by secretcurrents
* Recommended by lkmjr
* ''Pairings'': Alfred/Arthur (America/England), past Gilbert/Arthur (Prussia/England)
* ''Synopsis'': A series of stories about how a troubled delinquent and an overwhelmed student go from a dysfunctional sexual relationship to an awkward romance. (Author's summary)
* ''Comments'': A truly fantastic AU featuring Arthur as a delinquent and Alfred as a good student, beginning with an unhealthy sexual relationship in high school that gradually becomes a rocky romance that continues into Alfred's college years. This is not one of those stories where the perfect student "fixes" a delinquent with their love; Arthur tries to improve himself for Alfred's sake, but even after the two start dating and even living together there are still plenty of hurdles in their path, ranging from Alfred's disapproving parents to Arthur's own emotional barriers, and both of their insecurities. The couple has to struggle at times to stay together, but seeing them slowly work out their problems never ceases to be incredibly heartwarming.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5884664/1/Of_Silence_and_Thievery Silence and Thievery]]'' by Gecko Osco
* Recommended by GintaxAlvissforever
* ''Pairings'': America/England with minor Germany/Italy, Spain/Romano, Cuba/Canada, France/Seychelles and Poland/Lithuania
* ''Synopsis'': AU Arthur had a [[SuperPowerLottery voice]], [[CursedwithAwesome a good one]], but it's been stolen from him and he's prepared to do everything he can to get it back. Even traversing across the world with a bunch of lunatics who have a leader who just might be his hero after all. USUK, minor others.
* ''Comments'': Words cannot describe how amazing this story was written. The author has done a lot of research in terms of magic (based on character's personalities or they already had it in the actual series. Example is America has {{Super Strength}} like he does in the series. The Italy brothers have [[SuperpowerLottery extremely power energy magic]] passed down to them by Grampa Rome, etc.) The characters in the story are all well written. As suspected that Russia is the villain of this story. However, he falls into the {{Anti Villain}} category with his goals of a [[UtopiaJustifiestheMeans world of his vision]] and while he is describe liked a {{Complete Monster}} to the main characters (and some things he done like to the Italy brothers and Liechtenstein generally falls under the {{Moral Event Horizon}}), he really isn't and takes the {{Psychopathic Manchild}} trope up to what it's worth with heavy empathizes on the manchild apart as Russia clearly does not see the damage he is doing to the majority of the cast. Another thing that's well written is America and England's relationship. Its heavy on the {{Belligerent Sexual Tension}} part and just when they finally get together, things fall back right into it. The author seems to try and deconstruct this trope saying in her own words that the reason they hooked up fast ({{YMMV}} on that though) because everything happening around them is so fast and compared it to war time couples. As a result, it's very entertaining to see them interact and love each other one moment and then fighting the next. All in all a wonderful read that this troper thought was reading a strict from an adventure role playing game (but not written in that format mind you.)
** Absolutely seconded. This story is spectacular, keeping the action//fantasy from chapter one.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6490418/1/Solidarity Solidarity]]'' by Middle of Here
* Recommended by Statuess
* ''Pairings'': Lithuania/Poland main, mentions of Germany/Italy; America/England and hinted Russia/Lithuania
* ''Synopsis'': Feliks is the punching bag of the entire school, especially that boy who used to be his best friend. Where is that golden smile that used to be the best part of summer? (Author's Summary)
* ''Comments'': Still in progress and currently at six chapters, it's the little literary gems in this fanfic which make it such fun to read. The formatting isn't completely perfect, but certainly worth working through. Characterisation, for example the interactions between side-pairing Alfred and Arthur are spot on but the author's interpretation is refreshingly just a little deviant from the norm. Overall, I believe this story deserves much more attention than it has received so far.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6431766/1/Tub_Wars Tub Wars]]'' by Canadino
* Recomended by Dogtree103
* ''Pairings'': Denmark/Norway
* ''Synopsis'': Denmark finaly manages to get Norway to take a bath with him and ends up expressing his frustration over past events in a rather amusing way. (Not lemon)
* ''Comments'': Well written and entertaining to read. Both Norway and Denmark seemed vey much in character. It's quite short but manages to mix a good amount of humor and fluff without being cheesy.
** Agreed. The author has a lot of this kind of fanfics, but this is definitely one of my favorites.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6574857/1/If_Gravity_Pulled_You_Up If Gravity Pulled You Up]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2096859/Lost_Duck_Inc Lost Duck Inc.]]
* Recommended by Anony-mouse
* ''Pairings'': USUK
* ''Synopsis'': Alfred and Arthur celebrate Christmas. There are two parallel storylines; one allegorical and the other real.
* ''Comments'': Unique style of writing. The 'allegorical' plot is breathtaking, while in the actual plot, Arthur and Alfred are very well-characterised. Lost Duck Inc.'s other stories, such as [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5999714/1/The_Red_Road The Red Road]], are also recommended.

''[[http://counterheist.livejournal.com/23816.html Neighborhood Watch]]'' by counterheist
* Recommended by Anony-mouse
* ''Pairings'': Romano/Spain
* ''Synopsis'': From the kink meme. Lovino and Antonio live in the same neighborhood. They are strangers, single and interested... in each other. If only they could just talk like normal people. (Author's summary)
* ''Comments'': Great characterisation, hilarious, and might have your mouth hurt from grinning so much throughout and after reading the story. Also, bonus appearance by ''DATASS''.
** This made me cry laughing, no joke. Seconded like hell.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5961962/1/The_Triumph_of_Life The Triumph of Life]]'' by and a light

to:

* Pairings: N. Italy/Germany, One-sided S. Italy/N. Italy
Pairings/Characters: Lithuania/Poland, past Russia/Lithuania/Belarus, very minor Sweden/Finland, Germany/Italy, Russia/China and some others.
* ''Synopsis'': AU. Priest Feliciano, 23 years old, Synopsis: "And no matter what happens, no matter how bad things get, whenever you hear it, or sing it or whistle it or hum it, then you'll know that it means that we love one another." Liet/Pol Highschool AU, male/male relationships and touchy subjects.
* Comments: The best Liet/Pol fanfiction I have ever read, hands down. The best part of it, I must say,
is suffering,and needs saving. And the fact that it actually addresses real issues faces by gay people—something that many, many Hetalia fanfics tend to leave out. It centers entirely around Feliks and Toris, trying to admit their secrets to each other (Feliks's was particularly heartbreaking, though he cannot see it, a male prostitute named as it went on Liet's got just as tear-jerking) and get over the homophobia of their peers as well as teachers, such as their chem. teacher [[spoiler:who's later revealed as Ludwig, who's gay himself]] and principal. The epilogue tied up all loose ends nicely, and the omake at the end made me laugh. All in all this was really wonderful, and I highly recommend it to any Liet/Pol fans—or even just people who like reading stories where homosexuality is actually treated how it is in real life.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5240544/1/ Turning the World Right-side Up]] by [[http://http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1949303/Spazzkitty Spazzkitty]]
* Recommended by InTheAsylum
* Pairings/Characters: [=SpainxRomano=], [=GermanyxItaly=], [=HungaryxAustria=], [=AmericaxEngland=], [=SeychellesxJapan=], and perhaps [=ChinaxRussia=]
* Synopsis: Sequel to Turning the World Upside Down. "Full of High School drama, breakups, cigarettes, fluff, a completely insane Hungary, and hopefully all the humor you enjoyed
from Germany, will show him the truth--that both men need saviors.
prequel!"
* ''Comments'': Italy (or rather, Feliciano) is a good hearted, pasta loving priest. His brother, Lovino, is a priest too, but more of Comments: Possibly one of the creepy ones you hear about in the news that no one likes. Ludwig is a prostitute that gets beaten up on a regular basis. He's saved one night, when he passes out upon the steps of a church in a small Italian village one night, beaten up and exhausted.
** This is a very well written story, which is sad and adorable at the same time, and makes you want to rip Lovino's guts out with a rusty spork. There's rape, so if that makes you sqeamish, don't read it (or just skip over it).
most amusing things I have ever read. It's very heartbreaking. For all it's depressing qualities currently a wonderful followup of Turning the World Upside Down, one of the most prominent differences being the fact that most of the couples established in the prequel have in fact disbanded, most for irrational reasons, [[spoiler: such as Germany's inferiority complex or Japan and darkness, it's very, very good Seychelles breaking up because Austria and very deep Hungary did]] . The story does remain like that for awhile, [[spoiler: the exception being that Germany and imaginative.

Italy get back together in the third chapter.]] In a shorter layout: It's amusing, chocked full of fluff, and will most likely have a happy ending.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6073627/1/finding_my_way_through_the_dark finding my way through the dark]]'' by [[http://www.net/s/6986991/1/Einmal_ist_Keinmal Einmal ist Keinmal]]'', and its sequel, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1139361/weighed_and_measured weighed and measured]]
net/s/7022293/1/Zweimal_ist_Dreimal Zweimal ist Dreimal]]'', by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1793664/dmnq8 dmnq8]].
* Recommended by Solandra
Nani
* ''Pairing'': Greece/Japan
''Pairings/Characters'': Germany x Italy, implied Spain x Romano in ''Zweimal ist Dreimal''. Japan, Prussia, and two original characters with minor roles also appear.
* ''Synopsis'': The transition between friends to lovers for Synopsis: In ''Einmal ist Keinmal'', Italy causes Japan and Greece, and the peace and turmoil that come along to leave Germany's house by walking around naked [[InnocentFanserviceGirl as he always does.]] Germany finds out and, fed up with it.
* ''Comments'': This may not
dealing with Italy's behavior... releases his inhibitions and they have been written by sex. In the same author of ''The Little Things'' (recced above), but sequel, ''Zweimal ist Dreimal'', it's revealed that Germany left soon after, trying to get away from Italy's affections. He was gone for three months, and when he returned, had to prove to Italy that he loved him, through sex. BetterThanItSounds.
* Comments: Although it seems like the typical smut fic, it's ''not''. Along with the smut itself being extremely well done, the characters are developed well (even the original characters, who are a maid and a butler, are well-developed and likeable), the story is quite interesting (especially in the sequel), and the writer herself describes everything in such detail that you feel as though you're experiencing everything that's going on ([[IThoughtItMeant and I don't
just as effective, if not more, in capturing mean the quiet, dreamy tone that fits smut, you pervert]]). Believe it or not, the writer of this couple so well. And while Japan fic actually ''hates'' Hetalia. The only reason she wrote this fic is because she lost a bet to her friend, who does like Hetalia. Even though she doesn't like the series, she does a fantastic job of writing a wonderful story for us.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6565449/1/Auf_Wiedersehen_Sweetheart Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2348750/George_deValier George deValier]]
* Recommended by Nani
* ''Pairings/Characters:'' Germany x Italy, Spain x Romano. Grandpa Rome is also in there.
* Synopsis: It's WW2,
and Greece are well Feliciano is an Italian resistance member on their his way to the market, when he's suddenly interrupted by an officer yelling at him in German, which he doesn't understand. The officer goes to hit him, but is stopped by another officer named Ludwig who translates for him. Feliciano becomes interested in him, so they start to meet every day, despite the fact that they're on opposite sides of the war. After a while, Feliciano falls in love with him. [[spoiler: They kiss, but before they can really enjoy the kiss, an American plane flies overhead, meaning that Ludwig has to go and fight.]]
* Comments: The whole story is filled to the brim with emotion, and you'll feel it with every line you read. It's well-written, well thought out, and just beautiful in general.
** Seconded like you can't believe. It's wonderful in so many ways, and the characterization makes me want to squeal while holding a pillow to my chest and rolling around on my bed. Which I then proceed to do. Jokes aside, this really made me cry, you have no clue. In the most recent chapter, [[spoiler:where Ludwig finds out about Feliciano
being HappilyMarried here, part of the author keeps their relationship realistic by showing how, for all their compatibility, they'd still have a couple of all-too-human feelings and issues to work out (not to mention Greece's current financial state) while resistance,]] I just sat there, staring at the same time never losing screen with tears rolling down. I then started screaming into my pillow and whatnot, but that's besides the {{WAFF}} undercurrent point. Also, the Spain/Romano is just heartbreaking. Just... read this. Seriously.
*** Thirded. Pretty much my favorite Hetalia fanfiction ever.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5689572/1/Le_Morte_dArthur Le Morte d'Arthur]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/906198/RobinRocks Robin Rocks]]
* Recommended by Moaku
* ''Pairings/Characters:'' USUK, some past [=FrUK=] which is non-con.
* Synopsis: On the languages they share and those
that leaves you feeling warm all over after reading about them. (And they don't: France at his cruellest, England at his weakest and America kind in his greater strength. Set in both 1066 and 1944. ((Author's Summary))
* Comments: As a word of warning there's some smut to both pairs featured, as well as a good deal of blood and a nasty case of 1066. No punches are pulled either with The Blitz, or 1066, and the linguistic research is fairly impressive, though the nit-picker in this troper would like to point out earlier forms of Cornish, Welsh, French &c. are quite different from the modern versions, but there's research and then there's overkill-ridiculous. This piece is quite distinctly a history piece, although there is some very touching USUK scenes and America is a complete hero.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7061921/1/Proper_Exploration Proper Exploration]] by EccentricJabberwocky
* Recommended by Moaku
* ''Pairings/Characters:'' USUK, and WARNING! Smut. Oh so smut.
* Synopsis: America and England are getting it on, when America discovers a very interesting quirk of errogenous zones. Far better than it sounds, and yet, exactly what it says on the tin (smutsmutsmut).
* Comments: Shamelessly smutty, this piece is essentially a one-shot USUK smex scene. However, what really got this troper putting it here is the quality of the writing. Granted, the writing is being used for a less-than-chaste purpose, but the imagery, techniques, and word-choices are astoundingly... astounding. Despite simplistic subject matter, the idea is carried across in a skillful manner that is both believable, amusing, and yes -- hot. Really, this is a piece to read for the style more than anything else though!


[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6926110/1/bSpades_b Spades]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2316809/simplytrop simplytrop]]
* Recommended by: bluekitten
* Synopsis: When Alfred, an archaeology student, stumbles upon a sleeping man in the ruins of an old castle, he finds himself accidentally married to the Queen of Spades (given by the author)
* Pairings: America/England
* Comments: It's a very good fic. It shows Arthur's tsundere personality and the development of his and Alfred's relationship. Sadly it's still unfinished for now. It's based on the Artestella Artbook,
if you like have seen some scans, this fic, one was based out of the author has written other, equally sweet fics Spades, where America is the king, England is the queen and so on. I recommend it for Greece/Japan and France/Canada.)

fantasy lovers.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5450852/1/Looking_Through_a_Kaleidoscope Looking Through a Kaleidoscope]]'' net/s/7203553/1/Ask_Me_Anything Ask Me Anything]]'' by Lucky-Angel135 (AU,{{Slash}}, AlternateCharacterInterpretation, DysfunctionJunction, can be considered something of a DarkFic)
Iggycat
* Recommended by Flametail von Karma
Nani
* ''Pairing'': America/England, America/Russia, England/Japan, Hungary/Prussia... screw it, Pairinigs: Alfred x Arthur
* Synopsis: (taken from the summary) Alfred starts to follow Arthur on Tumblr. It's not long until they become friends... and possibly more.
* Comments: This is a very good fic. You'll appreciate it even more if you use Tumblr. It's a one-shot, but
it's impossible to predict who'll end up with whom
* ''Synopsis'': Arthur is just a regular guy with a star-studded crush on a certain American singer. Too bad that singer's Russian partner is always ruining the lovely music videos. Invited backstage to one of their concerts, what is poor Arthur to do?
* ''Comments'': Unsurprisingly, as it's by one of the authors of ''Seven Little Killers'', this fic is brilliant. It's alternately dark and funny and heartwarming [[MoodWhiplash until you're not sure whether to laugh or cry]], and it ''works''. The characterization is beautiful; the author somehow manages to make the characters her own whilst keeping them true to their personalities. If she
fairly long (which can make be a downside if you feel sorry enough for Russia to want him to end up with America in a fic clearly marked with characters America and England, want Japan to have his crush on England requited, hopefully boosting his self-esteem, ''and'' be confused as to whether England would be better for Russia or America, she must have done ''something'' right. Well worth the length of time it may take you to finish.
* This Troper disagrees. When I was reading this fic I couldn't help but think that even the authors themselves
don't know how it is going to end like long fics), and just make it up as they go. And this is one shows the progression of their relationship fairly well.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5523895/1/I_Dont_Want_to_Miss_a_Thing I Don't Want To Miss a Thing]] by Liete.
* Recommended by Nani (again)
* Pairings: America x England
* Synopsis: America videotapes all
of the biggest no-no's for me, because memorable moments of the risk that time he and England spent together the plot will get derailed and the authors will forget what story they wanted to tell in the first place. But if one doesn't mind it, I guess this fic might be quite enjoyable...past few months.
** Not to mention the characterization; [[RontheDeathEater Alfred has been derailed into a completely unlikable asshole.]] There are far too many Hetalia character cameos cluttering the story up, the plot would have been much smoother with a more sensible cast. And they started the story off categorizing it as and implying it to be USUK, which would get them a hefty amount of readers. Then they killed off the possibility of that happening. Then they kept implying that it could happen, even when it was obvious it couldn't, presumably to keep that pairing's fans from abandoning the story. And even told USUK fans to tell them how it could still work. It just seems like a dishonest and kind of cruel way to keep readers and get reviews, and this troper wasn't even rooting for that pairing.
** I am afraid this troper has some issues here, both with these comments and the ones below. USUK is still a perfectly plausible pairing, Word of God
* Comments: Two words: Absolutely. Beautiful. It's very sweet in the latest chapter. I quote, '...believe beginning, but the best part by far is [[spoiler: the MoodWhiplash at the end. All of a sudden it or not, USUK is still goes from a viable option.' As well as that, cute little one-shot about America and England's relationship to Alfred's being a jerk was completely understandable during the circumstances. Things were not going well for him at all. Though it is true that it is not planned out from start last message to finish, and Arthur before he dies.]] Liete alludes to this may or may not lessen the quality of the fanfiction, it is still a heartwrenching story with an amazing plot so far. I have enjoyed it immensely so far, and I have faith in the authors that very beginning, but it's more of a "blink and you'll miss it" thing - if you're a skimmer, you'll miss the quality of their work will not fade.
* From the word of God, the only certainties are that it won't be USUK, and there will be Prussia/Hungary.
** Which stirred this
foreshadowing. This troper up. Changing [[RontheDeathEater Alfred into an unlikeable character]] where Arthur has to run to someone else is annoying. Add was teary-eyed by the fact that time she recently decided it would not be US/UK after baiting many readers, I would not recommend this.
*** According to
finished the author's DeviantArt account, she accidently deleted the entire story and she doesn't have the chapters anymore. She said she would send the ending to anyone who is curious.

story.


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5664054/1/Giving_In Giving In]]'' net/s/6173007/1/ Singles]]'', by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/793157/Artificial_Starlight Artificial Starlight]]
Happymood
* Recommended by Anonymous seconded by MetanteiTriforce by: Fuzzles
* ''Characters'': I believe most of the main cast is included.
* ''Pairings'': Mainly Spamano, with sides of [=PruCan=], [=FrUK=], USUK, [=GerIta=],
and also by {{Tropers/AlmaKarma}}
* ''Characters/Pairing'': Canada/Russia, Ukraine, Belarus
more.
* ''Synopsis'': Besides 10 years ago, Antonio, Francis, and Gilbert suffered their climate, Canada first heartbreaks, and Russia didn't think they'd have anything made a pact to never fall in common; they didn't care enough to find out. However, during this meeting, perhaps they'll get a chance and hopefully the experience love again. That will change them for the better.
Antonio when he first lays eyes on a brown-haired young man in a club. This AU story covers his struggle to be with this man while his two best friends deal with issues of their own.
* ''Comments'': I think this was This has to be one of the best, multi-chaptered Canada/Russia stories I have greatest fanfics I've ever read. The characterization of Canada characterizations are spot-on, and Russia were both well-developed and continue it gives you a reason to be [[CharacterDevelopment developed.]] Matthew is not a SympatheticSue nor is he a complete DeadpanSnarker who snarks every line. Instead, he is a perfect mixture of both, with even hints of being a bit like Alfred, mischievous and daring. And Russia is portrayed sympathetically and yet, there are many dark stains in his past where he had hurt others and himself including. The relationship between the two of them was simply amazing, as it builds up slowly and is never rushed. Russia is beginning to let go of the hate he carried wait for himself and becoming more comfortable in his own skin. And Canada never tried to force Russia to talk, but rather encourages him to let go of his self-hate and getting Russia to open up little by little. And with each chapter, we can see that secretly Russia is appreciating what Canada is doing and Canada is just happy that he was able to help.
** Seconded so hard. The relationships are realistic and great, and on top of that a high-tension plot just got introduced. One of the best fics I ever read.
*** I third this. It's such a nice
new chapter. In Antonio's story, you eagerly wait for whether it will be him or Romano [[spoiler:making the next move]]; Francis's part will make even the biggest [[spoiler:USUK]] fangirl feel for him when he's around [[spoiler:Arthur]], and a bit of an adventure. The plot is great, you have to wonder if Gilbert will ever admit his love for [[spoiler:Matthew]]. Sprinkle all the characterization drama with humor and writing are top-notch. On top of that, the group on facebook is just fun to be in. The history parts are nice, and you'd never know the author had a hard time due to the controversy of another one of her now deleted stories. This is, in my overly sappy opinion, occasional [[tearjerker tear jerker]] you will get for one of the best RusCan, if not Hetalia or in general, fanfics out there.

''Superheroic'' by Anonymous ([[http://hetalia-kink.
guys, and you have Singles.

''[[http://sayasama.
livejournal.com/10456.html?thread=18559192#t18559192 Parts 1-10]], [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/15769.html?thread=45750937#t45750937 Parts 11-18]], and [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/17465.html?thread=51196729#t51196729 Parts 19-22]])
com/25273.html Rat Trap]]'' by Sayasama
* Recommended by Solandra
by: {{Tropers/SanaMae}}
* ''Pairing'': Spain/Romano
* ''Synopsis'': Romano learns about The Conquistador, a [[strike:devastatingly sexy]] ''interesting'' superhero in Spain's land. Fanclub, RescueRomance, supervillain,
Pairings: Russia/America, Netherlands/Canada, and [[TwoPersonLoveTriangle love triangle]] shenanigans ensue.
* ''Comments'': The anon author has a wonderfully witty writing style that's
(in the writer's words) an absolute delight to read "it's complicated" England/America.
* Synopsis: "'Tis the strumpet's plague/To beguile many
and is
* ''Comments'': The anon author has
be beguiled by one"-Iago; Othello, Act 4, Scene 1: In which Arthur makes Alfred work as a wonderfully witty writing style that's an absolute delight prostitute to read put his brother through college, and is perfect in milking the prompt/premise for all the comedy Ivan really just wants to help.
* Comments: BetterThanItSounds. While prostitute {{AUs}} aren't exactly a novel concept,
it's worth. Spain very well written and Romano are so IC it hurts (if only because you'll be laughing yourself sick), other quite the TearJerker. Though (in a similar vein to "Part Right, Half wrong, a Third Crazy", above) soe of the characters have equally IC and awesome cameos, and Prussia's role is, well, awesome in the way only he can make it be. Plus, when a fill inspires many readers to do fanarts for it, you know it has to be doing ''something'' right. Something very, ''very'' right. (Now complete!)
** Rerieth: Seconded like you would not believe. Prussia's [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain Most Definitely A Villain]] moments were the funniest things I've read in a while.
** Thirded. Dear God, this had me in hysterics the entire time.

''[[http://ghostofthemotif.livejournal.com/10949.html The Full Monty]]'' by ghostofthemotif
* Recommended by Solandra
* ''Pairing'': England/Japan, brief mention of America/Russia
* ''Synopsis'': England and Japan, after fleeing the mob, catch up
come off as slightly OOC depending on things and England makes sure to educate Japan on Monty Python after learning to his horror that the other nation has never heard of them.
* ''Comments'': Let me say it upfront: I'm a huge Greece/Japan fangirl (big surprise there, huh?) who has a hard time imagining Japan with anyone else (with the possible exception of America), and England/Japan in particular is just one of those ships I can't quite get into even when I try. That said, ''this'' fic is one of the very few England/Japan works, if not the only one, that halfway convinced me of the potential for genuine more-than-friends sparks between these two. Both characters are characterized well (i.e. no {{BastardBoyfriend}}!England or Passive{{Uke}}!Japan here), their interactions have a subtle depth and warmth to them that the usual "we both like tea and kinky sex" or "we're just LonelyTogether" fare lacks, and their potentially-more-than-friends relationship never feels forced or artificial. And hey, if someone like me with obvious shipping biases was able to enjoy this fic in spite
your view of them, that should bode well for others inclined toward liking particularly Arthur (who is...how shall I say...a bit of a twat here) and Ivan (less noticeable, just toning down the AdultChild quirks quite a lot). Also, Ivan is sweet to the point of "why does this ship in the first place. (Also, I felt kinda guilty man not ''exist''?!" and there are enough mood-lightening jokes and awesomeness (Pretty much every scene with Feliks and Taurys, for all the Greece/Japan recs on here and wanted example) to even balance out the score a bit.)

[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/16221.html?thread=44855645#t44855645 Alegria]] By Anonymous
darker elements.
* Recommended by Fade (I need a Troper page, OTL)
* ''Pairing'': France/Fem!America
* ''Synopsis'': It's a medieval/Dark!fairytale AU in which a Female version of America is the daughter of the insane
Warnings: Slash (duh), Prostitution (again, duh), dub-con, psychological abuse, allsusions to violence and ambitious Lord Oranbega, who decides to propagate a rumor that his daughter was touched by a demon and can only be freed by becoming pregnant. Enter Prince Francis, from the kingdom of Sanguenay, in Lord Oranbega's lands for unknown business, who's empathy allows him to see past the rumors and to the truth of Alice's situation...
* ''Comments'': It's a Work in progress, with implications of rape and... well, honestly? despite only being updated twice so far, it's hard not to describe
non-con. Alfred does ''not'' have it as free crack that shatters your heart and promises to build you a new one in a single breath. It's perhaps shy of ''Awakening'' (The fic where the North America Twins are tortured by Mengele) for levels of pure heartbreaking, but it promises an emotional ride delivered with the same levels of finesse.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5875871/1/That_Song_Called_Love That Song Called Love]] By [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1420545/LaurelNymph LaurelNymph]]
* Recommended by Anonymous
* ''Pairing'': Prussia/Cananda (Yes, they've taken over, but if any fic deserves to be rec-ed, it's this one), other pairings float around.
* ''Synopsis'': (Official author's summary) Matthew had always resigned himself to a fate of musical obscurity on a supporting instrument, but after meeting an ex-delinquent named Gilbert, he just might take fate into his own hands and take the lead. High School AU, Prucan, w/other minor pairings. (Reader's Summary) An AU set somewhere in a slight conservative pocket of Southern California, Matthew is a bassist for a band he doesn't want to be in, and plays the violin on the side. Enter Gilbert, rich-kid troublemaker extraordinaire, and you've got a quite lovely story of self-discovery, bittersweet moments, acceptance, and (for once!) actual issues faced by actual gay couples in the actual world.
* ''Comments'': While at first glance it might seem like just another PruCan where Gilbert acts like some sort of emotional crutch for a Woobie-fied Matthew, the actual story is much deeper than that. The two take their time to genuinely fall in love, they struggle with their families, and the ending is amazing, if kind of bittersweet. Actual story is complete, but the author has published an epilogue and an Omake, plus she is planning for other Omake. You can't get more fluff out of a non-PWP even if you tried, and this is one of the absolute best PruCan out there.
** Seconded to this troper.

easy here.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5873362/1/Of_Fire_and_Ice Of Fire and Ice]]'' net/s/6280789/1/Tactile Tactile]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/876270/fanciful_thoughts fanciful.thoughts]]
[=StarsOfYaoi=]
* Recommended by Anonymous by: MPEFF
* Pairings: China x America (Contains smut)
* Synopsis: Painting over America's body, China tells him a story as old as he is… (Author's summary)
* Comments: A beautifully written one-shot of a not so common pairing with a not so common kink (Paint brushes. It MakesSenseInContext). It's sweet and provocative without being overly diabetic or obscene
and the serial typist
* ''Pairings'': Spain/Belarus, with onesided Russia/Belarus
build up is well-paced and Romano/Spain
* ''Synopsis'': Belarus is rejected by Russia once again. Spain witnesses this and makes friendly conversation with her. Eventually, this leads to an unexpected romance, making Romano and Russia realize their feelings for their lovers. Romano accepts Spain's relationship more-or-less quietly; Russia does not. The two's relationship could begin World War III - Russia wants his sister, and Spain refuses to back down.
* ''Comments'': This is a wonderful fic that explores the possibilities of an unlikely pairing and makes it work. The author is amazing, with her ability to develop the relationships and personalities of the characters so effortlessly, and she'll have you hooked right from the beginning. None of the characters - no, not even Russia, who tends to be Flanderized into a coldhearted jerkass when portrayed as the...antagonist, so to speak; nor Romano, who is turned into a whiny brat with an abrasive, abusive personality when not paired with Spain (and sometimes even then) - are shown
sensuous in a its subtlety. America's completely harsh way, with believable personalities in character despite being on the bottom (He is in no way ukefied), meanwhile China's written in a way that shows just how long he's been around and a relatively positive side how seasoned he truly is (Which is quite refreshing compared to them. Overall, this would be something you should the way I usually see him portrayed in fanfiction). An absolute must read if you have the time. Also, Spain and Belarus are adorable together.
* Seconded. The author is slow to update but the content is worth it.

[[http://sakuratsukikage.livejournal.com/67897.html#cutid1 Above the Clouds, the Sky is Always Blue]] by [[http://sakuratsukikage.livejournal.com/ sakuratsukikage]]
* Recommended by Anonymous
* ''Pairings'': Denmark/Norway.
* ''Synopsis'': It's Denmark's birthday, and he receives an unexpected gift from Norway.
* ''Comments'': Short, sweet, and fluffy, not to mention incredibly well written. There are lots of great little cultural bits in here, and the characterization is just spot on (which is reaaaaaally rare
for this pairing.) Just read it. It will make you happy!

those who ship China/America or vice versa!

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6329376/1/Knotted_Flags Knotted Flags]]'' net/s/6480441/1/The_Sonata_of_Servitude The Sonata of Servitude]]'' by Signingupforporn.
[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1490443/LightofaThousandSuns LightofaThousandSuns]] ([[AlternateUniverse AU]], work in progress)
* Recommended Reccomended by Anonymous
bubbletea
* ''Pairings'': Germany/Italy
''Pairing(s)'': Prussia/Austria, Servant-Master relationship.
* ''Synopsis'': Italy Serving a master was never part of Gilbert Beilschmidt's life-plan. Neither was being dragged into a world of riches, secrecy, luxury and betrayal. Nor was [[ForbiddenFruit finding]] [[SecretRelationship love]] in a [[ElegantClassicalMusician virtuoso master]]. A journey is pregnant beginning...for all.
** Set in the [[VictorianBritain Victorian Era, England]]. Gilbert Beilschmidt hasn't been enjoying life as of late; what
with Germany's baby, but Russia is out for revenge his father dying years ago after Italy harmed one of the family business went bankrupt, and he and his precious Sunflowers, ItGetsWorse but is BetterThanItSounds.
brother not having a penny to their name--Well, strike that. Ludwig's marrying into Italian money within the next month, leaving Gil to be on his own. What's a man to do? Well, be hired as a servant for an aristocrat, that's what! Because apparently this Roderich Edelstein needs more hands--male hands--around the house; or at least that's what the brunette's [[SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl parents]] seem to think. It certainly wasn't Rod's choice to hire the loud-mouth, egotistical, chicken-loving albino. And it wasn't Gil's choice to work for the Chopin-loving rich boy in a [[BigFancyHouse house]] with four other [[{{Meido}} girls]] (who strangely gossip about [[GuyOnGuyIsHot men with...men]]). But then again, Gil will work through it--he IS awesome like that.
* ''Comments'': Where, to start Easily the most romantic multichaptered PruAus fic this troper has read so far; the story had her hooked at the first chapter and left her blushing, her heart pounding, with this. It starts off like a regular Mpreg fic, light soft major case of the [[HeartwarmingMoments warm fuzzies]]. A wonderful mix of romance, suspense and fluffy, but the later chapters can range from creepy to downright depressing. It is VERY a refreshing form of witty comedy. The characters are well written, the characterisation is exellent on despite a little bit of OOC or {{Flanderization}} fleshed out, no matter how short their appearance, and Russia as an insane CompleteMonster out for revenge just ''works'' in this story. When he crosses the MoralEventHorizon, you just can't forgive him are given a lot of depth which renders them believable and you don't feel sorry when [[spoiler: Japan pops a Cap through his throat]]. Prussia in the fic is absolutely hilarious, though that lively. The author doesn't prevent rush the last Few chapters from being story for the sake of getting the two main characters together and her style of writing is beautiful and perfectly suitable for the era the story set in which seems to bring it to life; "Modern, but with those little quirks that old style writing has, what with ending sentences with exclamation points and rhetoric and all that deliciousness that is sorely neglected in most modern writing," as one reviewer described it. A must read for any PruAus shipper who likes emotional punch stories.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5819880/1/The_Baffled_King_and_The_Idiot_Hero The Baffled King and The Idiot Hero]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1669944/Ellarose_C Ellarose C]]
* Recommended by alexdelarge
* Pairings/Characters: America/England, minor Prussia/Canada
* Synopsis: modern AU. Detailing how two anons went from moderator and troll to internet frenemies to best friends, and then some - chatspeak included. Hallelujah.
* Comments: Named and written around the song "Hallelujah", this fic is a great read for any USUK fan. This troper loves how well written this fic is. The writer does a great job at building Alfred and Arthur's relationship from internet acquaintances to best friends. This troper also loved the way that Matthew is portrayed in the fic. Instead of a soft-spoken, submissive character, he is sharp-witted and a bit snarky, but not
to the gut after another. The Ending point where he is [[BittersweetEnding Bittersweet]] too OOC. Also the writer did a really good job at making Alfred and Matthew's bromance work so well, which this troper appreciates a lot.

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[[folder: Dark Fic ]]
''Let's face it, with a premise like [[AnthropomorphicPersonification that]], there's bound to be some dark fics running around. To avoid cluttering the folder
that is slighty heaver on does say "friendly relationships", they're all being put here.''

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/all_he_ever/profile All He Ever Wanted]]'' by lindensphinx, mithrigil, and puella_nerdii (with pinstripesuit as Minister of Propaganda) all of Livejournal (warning for BL and DarkFic)
* Recommended by {{Marionetta}} (yet again, sorry)
* ''Synopsis'': An AlternateHistory fic in which England never broke off his alliance with Japan, and America became communist.
* ''Comments'': Just reading
the bitter. This is alternate timeline in the only Fanfic to make me cry as of yet.
** Thankfully, fans who couldn't stand for
first post can be frightening and chilling. It starts in 1923, the year in which the Anglo-Japanese Alliance would have been terminated, and ends in 1960, when America, allied with Russia against the rest of the world, finishes making the first atomic bomb. It's still in progress, and not being written in chronological order(the beginning and ending have an alternate ending, which been put in the same post). It looks like there will be some serious TearJerker. It also works as a reminder how all of this could have really happened.
** This Troper found ''[[http://community.livejournal.com/all_he_ever/1729.html The Seventh Door]],'' by mithrigil ([[CompleteMonster Prussia]], [[BrokenBird Hungary]], [[JamesBondage Austria]]--[[ScarpiaUltimatum warning]] [[IHaveYourWife for]] [[RapeAsDrama rape]]), especially distressing. The line "''Ungarn, Ungarn,'' do you hate me?" has freaked me out since I first read it. AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHY.
** {{Solandra}}: This fic
is really a LoveItOrHateIt one: either you think that it's a brilliantly clever, imaginative, and edgy ForWantOfANail fic, or you think that it goes ''way'' too far in its DarkerAndEdgier {{Alternative Character Interpretation}}s and eschews potentially complex characterization for pure shock value [[WriterOnBoard to make historical points]]. So YourMileageMayVary, of course. I personally love the prose and alternative historical timeline, but the reinterpretations of England, Japan, and Prussia reminding me too much happier than of a [[RonTheDeathEater certain trope]] kept me from becoming fully immersed in it.
** (anon, sorry): Echoing Solandra's opinion, particularly about
the issues with characterization. DarkerAndEdgier AlternativeCharacterInterpretation is in full effect, to the point where many characters are not even remotely similar to their canon counterparts (and in some characters' case, especially Prussia's, it does smell like [[that certain trope RonTheDeathEater]] and WriterOnBoard). YMMV on whether the story is better for it or not, but if you go into this fic be prepared that it's more like an original TearJerker.

story with original characters inspired by the premise of ''Hetalia'' than a ''Hetalia'' fanfic.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5232394/1/On_The_Bound On The Bound]]'' net/s/5073300/1/Seven_Little_Killers/ Seven Little Killers]]'' by tatterdemalion (Slash)
* Recommended by Jesajew
* ''Pairings'': Matthew/Francis, Alfred/Arthur, one-sided Ivan/Matthew, Roderich/Elizaveta, one-sided Gilbert/Roderich, Sweden/Finland, Ludwig/Feliciano;
Lucky-Angel135, a joint account between luckystars135 and Fallen Angel Wings (Slash, ''Explicit'' Violence, Character Death; in other pairings mentioned/shown briefly.
* ''Synopsis'': Matthew Williams doesn't know what to expect when his brother contacts him for the first time in years. But he quickly finds himself drawn into
words a plot to steal seventy million dollars worth of artefacts from a very rich Frenchman. Unfortunately, no one told Matt about how...persuasive the Frenchman could be.
* ''Comments'': Fun from start to finish, On The Bound is an enjoyable mix of hilarious, suspenseful, heartwarming, and sexy.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6421381/1/Nightingale Nightingale]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/748687/Mitsukai_Mizu_Amaya Mitsukai Mizu Amaya]]
pretty DarkFic)
* Recommended by chibiaries
* ''Pairings'':Insane!Francis/Seychelles
CheshireGrinne
* ''Synopsis'': He wasn't Francis Bonnefoy, Nations are being murdered, and a group of mysterious masked killers is behind it. Their goal seems to be to plunge the country of France, anymore. He was the French Empire. The passionate, ruthless, terrible, beautiful French Empire.
world into chaos, but is it really? Who are these masked killers, and why are they really killing off nations?
* ''Comments'': Has quite A common premise usually carried out in an awful manner, the authors manage to change all that and provide a bit truly heart-wrenching and mind-grabbing work. This fic is full of angst psychological depth not often found in fanfiction. Sure to keep you guessing who the masked killers really are. And, if you’re anything like [[CheshireGrinne this Troper]], you will be so far sucked into the plot that new chapters will fill you with dread at the thought of what could possibly happen, and who could possibly get hurt, next. And yet you won’t be able to stop reading.
* It’s unfortunate that recently, the writers announced the story’s being dropped. They’ve revealed one killer [[spoiler:Blue is actually both America and Canada]], but otherwise not much else has been revealed. This Troper read that and almost cried, ''especially'' since it ended on a freaking cliff-hanger involving [[spoiler:Russia waking up
from the opening chapters, but provides an interesting take on a Dark!French Empire!France his ''six month long'' coma and something called the 'Insanity', which refers trying to periods of heavy fighting or tragedy talk with China, who's still stuck in a hallucination while being mentally tortured by [[BackFromTheDead Nussia]] and Yellow]].
** As
that countries go through. Worth a look, and is quite unlike the few France/Seychelles fics that are out there.
** Can't second the rec. I ''love'' France/Seychelles but the writing here is mediocre, the story is all over the place, it has completely out of place bits of GratitiousJapanese and other languages appear google-translated. Overall it's not a pleasant reading experience.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6478683/1/In_America In America]]''
* Recommended by Mez
* ''Pairings'': America/Australia
* ''Synopsis'': Australia goes over to America's house for a visit.
* ''Comments'': This is, without a doubt, the funniest and most filled-with-crack fic I have ever read. It is so beautiful tears shall pour out from your eyes like gushing fountains of love in recognition of this godlike author.
** [[Tropers/PippingFool This Troper]] seconds this rec. This
was revealed on April Fools Day, along with the above mentioned ''Buttsex: dropping of another story that was proven to be a joke, it remains to be seen what's going on with this...
** It's being continued. Turns out it WAS just an April Fool's joke that went on a bit.
** This Troper was kind of let down by the fic. She expected it to be full-out gore, descriptions to keep you up at night, et cetera. (Masochism? What is this masochism you speak of?) And everyone holds it in such high standards, so she thought maybe the plot would be so incredibly captivating that once you start you can't stop reading it.
The Musical'' and reality: the [[SoBadItsGood "works"]](really only two fics) [[StylisticSuck of]] [[TrollFic ImGonnaSassYouUp]] are death that made her cry was [[spoiler:Finland]]'s, and that was more because of [[spoiler:his message to Sweden]] than anything else. Quite honestly, she bored of the best Hetalia themed Parody Fics fic right before Yellow's arc, and hasn't caught up since. To each her own, but personally this Troper was in no way blown away by the fic.
*** [[ThatStalkerChick This troper]] believes this fanfiction deserves its own page, so, low and behold, [[SevenLittleKillers she made one]].
** This Troper has very mixed feelings about this fic. While the plot is complex and obviously very well-planned, the writing quality is definitely not great. On the one hand, when she first discovered it she read it through the entire night and bawled her eyes
out there.

''[[http://hetalia-kink.
many times. On the other hand, she still ended up getting tired of all the twists and turns and plot bunnies and ended up skipping quite a few chapters. A more recent attempt by her to read this fic ended up with frustration at all the unsubtle tear-jerking and subpar writing quality.

''[[http://zed-azrael.
livejournal.com/16221.html?thread=48127069 Sign A New Agreement With iTunes]]'' by Anonymous
* Recommended by Archangelunmei
* ''Pairings'': France/England
* ''Synopsis'': After being roommates for years through squabbles and various SO's for both of them, a series of little things leads Francis and Arthur to realize that really, they've been dating for ''years''.
* ''Comments'': The writing style is poetic and descriptive, evoking lots of wonderful images, and the emotions are so well done. The gradual realizations that come over both of them feel very natural and real, and the fic will leave you with a major case of the warm fuzzies.
** Deanoned [[http://nuitdenovembre.livejournal.com/2322.
com/12718.html here]]

''[[http://stardropdream.livejournal.com/37037.html Highway Cloudbusting]]'' by [[http://stardropdream.livejournal.com/ stardropdream]]
* Recommended by K1M333
* ''Pairings'': England/America
* ''Synopsis'': Sick of politics and business as usual, England decides to indulge a rare moment of spontaneity and go on a roadtrip. He should have known that America would want to tag along. And they both should have known that the trip would set them down a path they couldn't turn away from. (Author's summary)
* ''Comments'': In my opinion, this story is a must for any USUK shipper who likes emotional stories. Firstly, the story itself is captivating. For 11 chapters, you follow England and America in their roadtrip as they try to come to terms with the feelings they harbour for each other. Expect funny bickering, sweet heart-to-heart moments and painful arguments, for a roller-coaster of emotions. Secondly, the characterisation is amazing. The author keeps in mind the flaws and qualities of the country personifications as well as their past histories, which renders them incredibly complex and lively. Thirdly, the writing is skillful and poignant, almost poetic in its style and its rhythm. You don't only read this story; you feel it too!
** Absolutely seconded. This fic is painfully in character, and avoids one of the pitfalls of most USUK fics, where America and England are suddenly together and everything is shiny awesome. The flaws are there, and relationship issues tend to be handled realistically, which is a lovely breath of fresh air.
** Third'd happily. The writing is smooth, and flows easily with the dialogue. The fact England's own side to the relationship is only ever implied and we never get to see inside his head as much as America's both detracts and adds to the story: on one hand you're not quite, 100%, entirely sure the attraction is mutual between them until near the end which can make the reader squirm, but on the other hand, it's the position America finds himself in, and really heightens the tension in the relationship. Since you don't quite (completely, entirely, 100%) have knowledge of England's feelings, you really follow America's dithering with worry, even when the implications are getting really obvious, you're still left feeling a bit terrified - much like America, who is very much the POV character. Excellent portrayal of butterfly nerves.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6175125/1/ World Wide Story]]'' by webcomix
* Recommended by lkmjr
* ''Pairings'': Spain/fem!Romano, implied fem!Italy/Germany, fem!Prussia/fem!Canada, England/Hong Kong, Hungary/Austria
* ''Synopsis'': Lovina Vargas was less than thrilled when she and her twin moved to a new city. What happens when her family convinces her to audition for the school musical? Rehearsals and romance, of course! (Author's summary)
* ''Comments'': A sweet GenderFlip HighSchoolAU centered around a production of ''WestSideStory'' with Lovina and Antonio playing the leads. The author clearly knows from experience what goes into a stage production, so everything – auditions, various kinds of rehearsals, etc. – are both very accurate and easy to understand even if you aren't familiar with theatrical productions. The characters are also wonderfully IC and her depictions of scenes from the musical, especially ones that involve dancing, make you feel as if you were there watching them.

''[[http://secretcurrents.livejournal.com/30255.html Love Will Find A Way]]'' by secretcurrents
* Recommended by lkmjr
* ''Pairings'': Alfred/Arthur (America/England), past Gilbert/Arthur (Prussia/England)
* ''Synopsis'': A series of stories about how a troubled delinquent and an overwhelmed student go from a dysfunctional sexual relationship to an awkward romance. (Author's summary)
* ''Comments'': A truly fantastic AU featuring Arthur as a delinquent and Alfred as a good student, beginning with an unhealthy sexual relationship in high school that gradually becomes a rocky romance that continues into Alfred's college years. This is not one of those stories where the perfect student "fixes" a delinquent with their love; Arthur tries to improve himself for Alfred's sake, but even after the two start dating and even living together there are still plenty of hurdles in their path, ranging from Alfred's disapproving parents to Arthur's own emotional barriers, and both of their insecurities. The couple has to struggle at times to stay together, but seeing them slowly work out their problems never ceases to be incredibly heartwarming.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5884664/1/Of_Silence_and_Thievery Silence and Thievery]]'' by Gecko Osco
* Recommended by GintaxAlvissforever
* ''Pairings'': America/England with minor Germany/Italy, Spain/Romano, Cuba/Canada, France/Seychelles and Poland/Lithuania
* ''Synopsis'': AU Arthur had a [[SuperPowerLottery voice]], [[CursedwithAwesome a good one]], but it's been stolen from him and he's prepared to do everything he can to get it back. Even traversing across the world with a bunch of lunatics who have a leader who just might be his hero after all. USUK, minor others.
* ''Comments'': Words cannot describe how amazing this story was written. The author has done a lot of research in terms of magic (based on character's personalities or they already had it in the actual series. Example is America has {{Super Strength}} like he does in the series. The Italy brothers have [[SuperpowerLottery extremely power energy magic]] passed down to them by Grampa Rome, etc.) The characters in the story are all well written. As suspected that Russia is the villain of this story. However, he falls into the {{Anti Villain}} category with his goals of a [[UtopiaJustifiestheMeans world of his vision]] and while he is describe liked a {{Complete Monster}} to the main characters (and some things he done like to the Italy brothers and Liechtenstein generally falls under the {{Moral Event Horizon}}), he really isn't and takes the {{Psychopathic Manchild}} trope up to what it's worth with heavy empathizes on the manchild apart as Russia clearly does not see the damage he is doing to the majority of the cast. Another thing that's well written is America and England's relationship. Its heavy on the {{Belligerent Sexual Tension}} part and just when they finally get together, things fall back right into it. The author seems to try and deconstruct this trope saying in her own words that the reason they hooked up fast ({{YMMV}} on that though) because everything happening around them is so fast and compared it to war time couples. As a result, it's very entertaining to see them interact and love each other one moment and then fighting the next. All in all a wonderful read that this troper thought was reading a strict from an adventure role playing game (but not written in that format mind you.)
** Absolutely seconded. This story is spectacular, keeping the action//fantasy from chapter one.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6490418/1/Solidarity Solidarity]]'' by Middle of Here
* Recommended by Statuess
* ''Pairings'': Lithuania/Poland main, mentions of Germany/Italy; America/England and hinted Russia/Lithuania
* ''Synopsis'': Feliks is the punching bag of the entire school, especially that boy who used to be his best friend. Where is that golden smile that used to be the best part of summer? (Author's Summary)
* ''Comments'': Still in progress and currently at six chapters, it's the little literary gems in this fanfic which make it such fun to read. The formatting isn't completely perfect, but certainly worth working through. Characterisation, for example the interactions between side-pairing Alfred and Arthur are spot on but the author's interpretation is refreshingly just a little deviant from the norm. Overall, I believe this story deserves much more attention than it has received so far.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6431766/1/Tub_Wars Tub Wars]]'' by Canadino
* Recomended by Dogtree103
* ''Pairings'': Denmark/Norway
* ''Synopsis'': Denmark finaly manages to get Norway to take a bath with him and ends up expressing his frustration over past events in a rather amusing way. (Not lemon)
* ''Comments'': Well written and entertaining to read. Both Norway and Denmark seemed vey much in character. It's quite short but manages to mix a good amount of humor and fluff without being cheesy.
** Agreed. The author has a lot of this kind of fanfics, but this is definitely one of my favorites.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6574857/1/If_Gravity_Pulled_You_Up If Gravity Pulled You Up]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2096859/Lost_Duck_Inc Lost Duck Inc.]]
* Recommended by Anony-mouse
* ''Pairings'': USUK
* ''Synopsis'': Alfred and Arthur celebrate Christmas. There are two parallel storylines; one allegorical and the other real.
* ''Comments'': Unique style of writing. The 'allegorical' plot is breathtaking, while in the actual plot, Arthur and Alfred are very well-characterised. Lost Duck Inc.'s other stories, such as [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5999714/1/The_Red_Road The Red Road]], are also recommended.

''[[http://counterheist.livejournal.com/23816.html Neighborhood Watch]]'' by counterheist
* Recommended by Anony-mouse
* ''Pairings'': Romano/Spain
* ''Synopsis'': From the kink meme. Lovino and Antonio live in the same neighborhood. They are strangers, single and interested... in each other. If only they could just talk like normal people. (Author's summary)
* ''Comments'': Great characterisation, hilarious, and might have your mouth hurt from grinning so much throughout and after reading the story. Also, bonus appearance by ''DATASS''.
** This made me cry laughing, no joke. Seconded like hell.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5961962/1/The_Triumph_of_Life The Triumph of Life]]'' by and a light
Memory (Zikaron)]]'' (Holocaust imagery, OC, controversial topic)



* ''Pairings'': Spain/fem!Romano
* ''Synopsis'': Just when Antonio and Lovina think they have everything figured out, a whole new set of obstacles is thrown their way. Spain/fem!S.Italy, baby!fic.
* ''Comments'': Sweet, wonderfully and realistically done pregnancy fic. Antonio, being the Spaniard that he is, plans their perfect wedding while Lovina complies.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6561410/1/Lucky_Stroke Lucky Stroke]]'' by Verboten Byacolate
* Recommended by Anon
* ''Pairings'': Germany/catboy!Italy
* ''Synopsis'': Ludwig is enjoying a peaceful evening when a cat catches his attention, which in turn transforms into a...''certainly not a cat'', raiding his pasta cabinet.
* ''Comments'': Perfect transition from an 'average' situation to a decidedly 'magical' one. Ludwig's characterization is very well-executed.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5260226/1/Infinity Infinity]]'' by Miss Avarice
* Recommended by Anonymous
* ''Pairings'': Taiwan/Japan
* ''Synopsis'': Infinity is the price they pay, he decides, for being too young to rule and too old to love.
* ''Comments'': A lovely story about the history of Taiwan and her relationship with Japan and China. Truly heartwrenching and captivating; the writing style is unique and more than enough to compensate for the pairing, should you dislike it.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6153333/1/Well_Meet_Again We'll Meet Again]]'' by George [=deValier=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/RainKrystal}}
* ''Pairings'': America//England, and with Germany//Italy in the background.
* ''Synopsis'': (Taken from the fic itself) AU. London pub owner Arthur Kirkland is driven rather mad by American soldiers on leave during World War Two. And by one in particular… loud, brash fighter pilot Alfred Jones. But are Arthur's feelings of irritation just a cover for something else?
* ''Comments'': This fic is sad, happy, and a whirlwind of emotion. It's an AU, but handled well, with the history and the realism being well woven into the plotlines. The main focus is on Arthur and Alfred, though Francis and Matthew show up as well. Currently has a companion fic called "Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart" which is about the story of Ludwig and Feliciano in this universe, who are often mentioned, and though they never show up directly, they are still a pretty hefty part of the story.
** Seconded. This is amazing. The writing is incredible and the relationship is developed nicely. The plot is rather cliche and predictable at times, but that doesn't take away from the emotional impact. I was nearly crying when Arthur recieved news that [[spoiler: Alfred was shot down and presumed dead]] despite that it was obvious [[spoiler: Alfred was alive and would escape.]]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5519107/1/Always_By_Your_Side Always By Your Side]]'' by [=DragonsOnMoon=]
* Recommended by Anon
* ''Pairings'': Finland/Sweden
* ''Synopsis'': The Beautiful and often tragic story of the life Sweden and Finland have built together over the course of a thousand years.
* ''Comments'': Well crafted and well researched, this fic will make you think of these two companions, esp. Finland, in another light and of just how precarious and fleeting love and frienship can be between the countries.
** Seconded. It's so well written, and even made me cry at points.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6001083/1/Part_Right_Half_Wrong_a_Third_Crazy Part right, half wrong, a third crazy]]'' (Warning for AU)
* Recommended by {{Tropers/SanaMae}}
* ''Pairings'': Mainly America/Canada, background Austria/Prussia and UK/OFC, mentions of past Prussia/Canada and Netherlands/Canada.
* ''Synopsis'': Meet Alfred Jones, a coked-up socialite lawyer. And now meet Matthew Williams, a depressed nobody that's working two and a half jobs to make ends meet and is failing at it. This is not going to be pretty.
* ''Comments'': Like chocolate covered cocaine. This fic is dramedy in the truest sense of the word, going from heart-wrenching to hilarious and back again. Save The Rave also has a very refreshing writing style; quirky and sarcastic and it works, it really does. the AlternateCharacterInterpretations are awesome, and I love how hetalia characters are woven into the background of the AU so easily (for example, Hungary and Vietnam work in starbucks). In continuing the [[GushingaboutShowsYouLike gushing about fanfics you like]], their problems (Mattie's depression and Alfred's drug addiction), are very well researched and never felt like they were thrown in just to make the story darker. Oh, and Mattie's absolutley batshit, but he's smart, and he gets such awesome lines (See- the whole bit with the lamp and why you should not take it's advice).
** Seconded by this Anon. Every new chapter is like a new trip, the characters and their lives are so well thought-out, everything seems believable. I vaguely recall one reviewer mentioning how well the New York life is being represented, especially the Manhattan-ites who get an awful lot of stereotyping. I can also say, that at least on my end, I've seen the growth in the writing. The most intimidating thing about this story might be it's lenght, but even that seems to dim compared to the quality. And, in my line, every time I finish a chapter, I always feel the need to shout "Why hasn't this person been ''published'' yet??"
** Thirded. Candidate for most hilarious fanfiction I've ever read.
** Now has [[PartRightHalfWrongAThirdCrazy it's own page]].

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6752357/1/Lotus Lotus]] by Starlight Amethyst
* Recommended by Windsong12
* ''Pairings'': China/Vietnam; France/Vietnam; America/Vietnam; Thailand/Vietnam, mentions of past France/Jeanne.
* Synopsis: (Author's summary): She has a beautiful garden, but there are only four flowers in it that can make her cry.
* Comments: The middle ground between a deeply researched, angsty fic and a light summer read, "Lotus" is awonderful take on the important points of Vietnam's history using FlowerMotifs. In this troper's opinion, though only a oneshot, this fic really captures what it means to be the nation of Vietnam, and all the pressure put on her by the men in her lives. Vietnam's relationships with the four are well-written, and her lighthearted relationship with her sister Taiwan, though only vaguely touched upon, provides a nice contrast.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6532591/1/The_Invitational_Year The Invitational Year]] by Demand Truth. And the sequel, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7096077/1/The_Sophomore_Year The Sophomore Year]]
* Recommended by GintaxAlvissForever
* ''Pairings'': America/England, France/Canada/Prussia, Russia/China, Germany/Italy, Spain/Romano, Austria/Hungary and many more
* Synopsis: Alfred is an awkward dork, despite the fact his dad is President. Arthur is a member of British royalty, and he's a perfectionist loner. Both boys are given an invitation to attend the prestigious World Academy and, naturally, they're roomies. USUK
* Comments: Now we all know there are many many MANY Hetalia High School AU fics. However, this is far the best one you will EVER find! The character development in this story is amazing and the pacing of the entire story is perfect to the point that the author won't focus on the minor things that would happen in high school. This author has clearly gone through a wacky high school life in order to create an amazing adventure. The story focuses on the six Allied Nations and how they are all brought together by Alfred's idealism of remaining a hero. The friendship and love between the characters are real as many of the couples have to face hardships in life. Alfred's character development in the story though is very parallel to the actual series though. Starting out as a lovable dork (Pre WWII), he starts to mature into a young man to the character that everyone knows and loves (post WWII). Words cannot describe the rest of the story without spoiling it, so just pick up this story and enjoy the ride. One final note though is this story is based on the FRESHMEN year of the characters.
** Seconding this one. [[LoveTriangle There is also the inevitable,]] [[spoiler:in which Japan and England both love/like America]].
** Thirded so hard. This is quite simply the ''best'' Hetalia high school AU fic out there.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6630414/1/America_Saves_the_Day_and_Other_Lies America Saves the Day and Other Lies]] by Sleeping Insomniac
* Recommended by JenKunoichi351
* ''Pairings(s)'': England/China
* Synopsis: In order to make the Allies' meetings go by more smoothly, America does some digging into England's and China's past. He uncovers some surprises in their relationship along the way...with a little help from France.
* Comments: Pushing aside the misleading title and description, out of the few Opium War and England/China fics out there, this one is a can't miss. The author meshes together comedy and drama in a tasteful way and the story's use of flashbacks is the fic's best feature.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6054000/1/Strange_Powers Strange Powers]] by tinstars
* Recommended by Connichiha
* ''Pairings (s)'': England/America
* Synopsis: (Author's Summary) America thought it would be funny to turn the device on himself. What's the worst that could happen? Y'know, aside from accidentally falling in love with your friend.
* Comments: Hetalia is a fandom of history, politics and basically the international relationship between [[MoeAnthropomorphism anthropomorphic]] countries. It's not surprising that the most popular fics are also some of the darkest. People looking for stuff that doesn't make them want to curl up in a corner and rock back and forth is hard. This one, which has America [[spoiler: being pathetically in love with England after thinking he got hit with a gayray]] is just the right amount of romantic and comedic and is probably best to read after reading that dark and disturbing fic. America is [[ObliviousToLove oblivious]] and [[EveryoneCanSeeIt people want to hit him over the head]]. Still, charming. The characters aren't butchered to fit the plot, despite it being a romantic comedy, and Arthur is ''in a pairing'' [[UkeFication without being emasculated]], which is pretty much an infamous trope in Hetalia fics.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5784981/1/The_Invasion_Domestic The Invasion Domestic]] by calciseptine
* Recommended by chibiaries
* ''Pairings'': Prussia/Canada
* Synopsis: A century ago, if someone had told Gilbert that he would one day be spending most of his time halfway across the planet playing domestic with a peaceful nation, he would have laughed in their face—and then invaded their vital regions for good measure.
* Comments: This is a fic made of sweet sweet fluff, the kind that makes you want to snuggle with the fic and never let go. The author has an excellent handle on characterization, and the domestic scenes interspersed with the story of how Prussia and Canada ended up together melded seamlessly with each other. This was the fic that cemented Prussia/Canada as one my fave ships for the Hetalia fandom after reading it.
** Seconded, as this was a very sweet fic that I very much enjoyed.

[[http://yaoi-challenge.livejournal.com/249090.html The Armory of the Mind]] by [[http://daegaer.livejournal.com/ daegar]]
* Recommended by chibiaries
* ''Pairings'': Poland/Lithuania
* Synopsis: Poland/Lithuania reunite. Lithuania demands to call the shots now. After all, Poland has a lot of making up to do.
* Comments: A decent-length plotty fic with a realistic look at how Poland and Lithuania would get together in canon, and work through all the issues and old resentments in the past. They argue, they fight, they talk through things. There's angst and humor in the story in almost equal measure, along with moments of fluff. There doesn't seem to be too many fics around for Poland/Lithuania, but this is one of the best depictions of the pair that was ever written, and a really well-done Hetalia fic overall. I especially loved the scene with Russia in this fic.


[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5569930/1/bFrom_b_bAmerica_b_with_bLove_b From America with Love]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2163957/last_letter/ last letter]]
* Recommended by Chikyuu.
* ''Pairings'': Russia/America...?
* Synopsis: As written in the first chapter of the fic "This story: is not about letters. Or at least, not really. What it is about is two countries, both of them with respective issues that they may want to go either emotional counseling or a psychiatrist to sort out. It is about politics and trust and flowers and scarves and being annoying and being stubborn and impossible love and aliens that don't make a lot of sense at all. It is about a game without relationships and possibly a relationship without games. It is about pasts that can't quite be let go of, not just yet. It is about a large amount of foolishness... Well, maybe it is, anyway!"
* Comments: One of the funniest and probably most mind screw-y pairing fanfictions I've ever had the fortune to come across, the plot focuses on messing with the heads of not just America, who is the central character, but the reader, too. Russia has certain enjoyment of teasing Alfred, much to his chagrin and irritation, but as the plot progresses, there seems to be something unexpected happening between the two none of them ever counted on - on the whole, simply a case throughout of WillTheyOrWontThey. And the question has yet to be answered... the author has currently been on a mysterious hiatus. Hopefully, they will pick up where they left off soon!

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5752342/1/Love_Insanity Love, Insanity?]] by Sephielya J. Maxwell. (Warning: IT IS AU!)
* Recommended by Musicrox4ever
* ''Pairings'': VERY HEAVY [==RussLiet=], dribbles of [=GerIta=] and others are in it as well.
* Synopsis:"They do what they want, Toris. Even when we're sane, we're crazy in here. You take care of an old person or a sick person because they can't do it themselves. But we are neither of those things. Once we're here we're stuck. And they do what they want."
* Comments: A well written multi-chapter fiction. It's similar to a [=SuFin=] fiction this troper has read. My only problem though is that Toris seems to give into Ivan's demands for intimate interaction too easily. Though this might relate to canon, it doesn't necessarily build a strong character for Toris. However, I must commend the author on their willingness to use what they've learned as a psychology student in order to make the story flow easier. She has done what many fanfiction authors refuse to tread.


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5413515/1/Of_Rue_and_Powdersugar Of Rue and Powdersugar]]'' by didyouknowanon
* ''Recommended by'': mollypop
* ''Pairings'': Lithuania/Belarus
* ''Synopsis'': The Litbel republic, through time and trial and heartbreak. Lithuania thinks about almost-brothers and almost-wives and almost-brothers-in-law in a family drama that plays out behind the Iron Curtain.
* ''Comments'': A nice, bittersweet tale which isn't over the top like most fics. All the characters are in-character and the writing style is definitely captivating. The historical part ties nicely with the essence of the fic.


[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5161795/1/Turning_the_World_Upside_Down Turning the World Upside Down]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1949303/Spazzkitty Spazzkitty]]
* ''Recommended by'': Anonymous
* ''Pairings'': Germany/Italy, Spain/Romano, America/England, Hungary/Austria, Japan/Seychelles, small amounts of Russia/China, Sweden/Finland and France/Canada, as well as slight unrequited Hungary/Prussia
* ''Synopsis'': (Authors summary) Your typical AU High school fic in which the members of the student council of Chikyuu High are unpleasantly surprised by the arrival of the four transfer students that defy everything they stand for.
* ''Comments'': I found this to be a ''hilarious'' fic. Well written, though can seem a bit cracky at times. Definitely worth it. Hungary, America, Romano and Italy change their formal, stiff school when they come, and Hungary (unsurprisingly) acts as a matchmaker for her 'brothers'. Don't be intimidated by all the pairings- the first four are the main, and it is all captured in sixteen chapters and three omakes. The sequel,[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5240544/1/Turning_the_World_RightSide_Up Turning the World RightSide Up]] is also good so far, though will apparently be more dramatic. I would recommend these fics if looking for something lighthearted and funny.
** Seconded, though hesitantly. This story is hilarious and the characterization wonderful, but the writing is ''very'' shaky, especially the inclusion of quite a bit of [[GratuitousJapanese gratuitous Japanese]]. A very fun, very funny light read, but go somewhere else if you're looking for great writing or a serious story. Also, don't hold your breath for the sequel to be updated any time soon.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6371242/1/Correspondence Correspondence]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2474250/crackberries crackberries]]
* Recommended by:RsS
* Pairings: [=PruCan=]
* Synopsis: For a change, Canada visits Prussia, and for a change, everyone notices him. Unfortunately, 'vacation' and 'relaxation' have never gone hand in hand (Author's summary)
* Comments: This story is absolutely hilarious, and not in the crack sense of the word. It utilizes a mix of e-mails, facebook, text messages, post-cards and actual story to map out a fantastic, humourous story about Prussia and Canada realising their feelings for each other, while being 'helped out' by their friends. The author's got a great, fun style of writing and characterizes everyone really well. This story is actually the reason this troper became a [=PruCan=] fan.
** Seconded
** Thirded, dear God the facebook made me laugh so hard.

''Act Natural'' by [[http://monobuu.livejournal.com/ monobuu]] ([[http://monobuu.livejournal.com/9989.html#cutid1 Part 1]], [[http://monobuu.livejournal.com/10358.html#cutid1 Part 2]], [[http://monobuu.livejournal.com/10559.html#cutid1 Part 3]], [[http://monobuu.livejournal.com/10938.html#cutid1 Part 4]], [[http://monobuu.livejournal.com/11159.html#cutid1 Part 5]], [[http://monobuu.livejournal.com/11973.html Extra]].)
* Recommended by Kain
* ''Pairing'': USUK
* ''Synopsis'': Arthur Kirkland, porn novelist extraordinaire, is suffering from writer's block. His new muse shows up on his doorstep with an American accent, a mega-watt smile and a tool belt.
* ''Comments'': This is, simply put, the most hilarious fic I have ever read. You will be laughing out loud the whole way through (at least, when you're not facepalming due to secondhand embarrassment for Arthur). Romantic comedy at its absolute best.
* SECONDED: This was the perfect mix of sexy, sweet, and funny. Definitely the best romantic comedy I've ever read for this pairing and quite honestly, for this fandom.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6925348/1/: The Broken Hearts Club]]''
* Recommended by Tropers/KiriAme
* ''Pairings/Characters:'' [=FrUK=], [=PruCan=] and Spamano, with some Ameripan on the side.
* ''Synopsis:'' The Bad Touch Trio have screwed over their boyfriends for the last time, and not in the kinky way either! Now their respective EX-boyfriends have teamed up to deliver a dish so cold, it's bloody frozen: revenge. AU. (From the fanfiction.net synopsis)
* ''Comments:'' This really is one of the most enjoyable fanfics I've ever read. It's still in progress, but it updates fairly frequently. The writing style is amazing and hilarious, but the writer still manages to pull off angsty moments with a surprising degree of skill. There's a little bit of FridgeLogic at times, but that's all part of the fun. The basic plot revolves around Arthur, Matthew and Lovino dumping their boyfriends and then forming an unlikely alliance to get revenge. And it is ''glorious.''
** Seconded. So. Freaking. Hard.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5848383/1/Colours Colours]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/412708/Kitty29 Kitty29]]
* Recommended by otaku876
* Pairings/Characters: Major Prussia/Canada, with some sideline America/South Korea, France/England, and a few others if you squint.
* Synopsis: Matthew Williams thinks he is the only different person in his school, until he meets the self proclaimed most awesome man on earth...
* Comments: Yes, it is a Pru/Can high school AU. But with a twist—Matthew can see colors radiating off a person, indicating their emotions. He then finds out that a bunch of other people (Gilbert, Lovino, Feliks, Yao, amongst others) also have special abilities, and it all goes downhill from there. This is an interesting mix between friendship, romance, drama and comedy—the friendship of Matthew and Gilbert, their [[spoiler:eventual romance, as well as that of others]], the drama of Matthew trying to control his powers [[spoiler:and dealing with having "killed" a man with them]], and the comedy of, well, Gilbert. It's still in progress, and I'm normally not one to read in progress stories (way too impatient), but I had to make an exception with this.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6570522/1/Come_What_May Come What May]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2540793/CalaveraCandiedSkull CalaveraCandiedSkull]]
* Recommended by Anonymous
* Pairings/Characters: Lithuania/Poland, past Russia/Lithuania/Belarus, very minor Sweden/Finland, Germany/Italy, Russia/China and some others.
* Synopsis: "And no matter what happens, no matter how bad things get, whenever you hear it, or sing it or whistle it or hum it, then you'll know that it means that we love one another." Liet/Pol Highschool AU, male/male relationships and touchy subjects.
* Comments: The best Liet/Pol fanfiction I have ever read, hands down. The best part of it, I must say, is the fact that it actually addresses real issues faces by gay people—something that many, many Hetalia fanfics tend to leave out. It centers entirely around Feliks and Toris, trying to admit their secrets to each other (Feliks's was particularly heartbreaking, though as it went on Liet's got just as tear-jerking) and get over the homophobia of their peers as well as teachers, such as their chem. teacher [[spoiler:who's later revealed as Ludwig, who's gay himself]] and principal. The epilogue tied up all loose ends nicely, and the omake at the end made me laugh. All in all this was really wonderful, and I highly recommend it to any Liet/Pol fans—or even just people who like reading stories where homosexuality is actually treated how it is in real life.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5240544/1/ Turning the World Right-side Up]] by [[http://http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1949303/Spazzkitty Spazzkitty]]
* Recommended by InTheAsylum
* Pairings/Characters: [=SpainxRomano=], [=GermanyxItaly=], [=HungaryxAustria=], [=AmericaxEngland=], [=SeychellesxJapan=], and perhaps [=ChinaxRussia=]
* Synopsis: Sequel to Turning the World Upside Down. "Full of High School drama, breakups, cigarettes, fluff, a completely insane Hungary, and hopefully all the humor you enjoyed from the prequel!"
* Comments: Possibly one of the most amusing things I have ever read. It's currently a wonderful followup of Turning the World Upside Down, one of the most prominent differences being the fact that most of the couples established in the prequel have in fact disbanded, most for irrational reasons, [[spoiler: such as Germany's inferiority complex or Japan and Seychelles breaking up because Austria and Hungary did]] . The story does remain like that for awhile, [[spoiler: the exception being that Germany and Italy get back together in the third chapter.]] In a shorter layout: It's amusing, chocked full of fluff, and will most likely have a happy ending.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6986991/1/Einmal_ist_Keinmal Einmal ist Keinmal]]'', and its sequel, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7022293/1/Zweimal_ist_Dreimal Zweimal ist Dreimal]]'', by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1793664/dmnq8 dmnq8]].
* Recommended by Nani
* ''Pairings/Characters'': Germany x Italy, implied Spain x Romano in ''Zweimal ist Dreimal''. Japan, Prussia, and two original characters with minor roles also appear.
* Synopsis: In ''Einmal ist Keinmal'', Italy causes Japan to leave Germany's house by walking around naked [[InnocentFanserviceGirl as he always does.]] Germany finds out and, fed up with dealing with Italy's behavior... releases his inhibitions and they have sex. In the sequel, ''Zweimal ist Dreimal'', it's revealed that Germany left soon after, trying to get away from Italy's affections. He was gone for three months, and when he returned, had to prove to Italy that he loved him, through sex. BetterThanItSounds.
* Comments: Although it seems like the typical smut fic, it's ''not''. Along with the smut itself being extremely well done, the characters are developed well (even the original characters, who are a maid and a butler, are well-developed and likeable), the story is quite interesting (especially in the sequel), and the writer herself describes everything in such detail that you feel as though you're experiencing everything that's going on ([[IThoughtItMeant and I don't just mean the smut, you pervert]]). Believe it or not, the writer of this fic actually ''hates'' Hetalia. The only reason she wrote this fic is because she lost a bet to her friend, who does like Hetalia. Even though she doesn't like the series, she does a fantastic job of writing a wonderful story for us.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6565449/1/Auf_Wiedersehen_Sweetheart Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2348750/George_deValier George deValier]]
* Recommended by Nani
* ''Pairings/Characters:'' Germany x Italy, Spain x Romano. Grandpa Rome is also in there.
* Synopsis: It's WW2, and Feliciano is an Italian resistance member on his way to the market, when he's suddenly interrupted by an officer yelling at him in German, which he doesn't understand. The officer goes to hit him, but is stopped by another officer named Ludwig who translates for him. Feliciano becomes interested in him, so they start to meet every day, despite the fact that they're on opposite sides of the war. After a while, Feliciano falls in love with him. [[spoiler: They kiss, but before they can really enjoy the kiss, an American plane flies overhead, meaning that Ludwig has to go and fight.]]
* Comments: The whole story is filled to the brim with emotion, and you'll feel it with every line you read. It's well-written, well thought out, and just beautiful in general.
** Seconded like you can't believe. It's wonderful in so many ways, and the characterization makes me want to squeal while holding a pillow to my chest and rolling around on my bed. Which I then proceed to do. Jokes aside, this really made me cry, you have no clue. In the most recent chapter, [[spoiler:where Ludwig finds out about Feliciano being part of the resistance,]] I just sat there, staring at the screen with tears rolling down. I then started screaming into my pillow and whatnot, but that's besides the point. Also, the Spain/Romano is just heartbreaking. Just... read this. Seriously.
*** Thirded. Pretty much my favorite Hetalia fanfiction ever.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5689572/1/Le_Morte_dArthur Le Morte d'Arthur]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/906198/RobinRocks Robin Rocks]]
* Recommended by Moaku
* ''Pairings/Characters:'' USUK, some past [=FrUK=] which is non-con.
* Synopsis: On the languages they share and those that they don't: France at his cruellest, England at his weakest and America kind in his greater strength. Set in both 1066 and 1944. ((Author's Summary))
* Comments: As a word of warning there's some smut to both pairs featured, as well as a good deal of blood and a nasty case of 1066. No punches are pulled either with The Blitz, or 1066, and the linguistic research is fairly impressive, though the nit-picker in this troper would like to point out earlier forms of Cornish, Welsh, French &c. are quite different from the modern versions, but there's research and then there's overkill-ridiculous. This piece is quite distinctly a history piece, although there is some very touching USUK scenes and America is a complete hero.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7061921/1/Proper_Exploration Proper Exploration]] by EccentricJabberwocky
* Recommended by Moaku
* ''Pairings/Characters:'' USUK, and WARNING! Smut. Oh so smut.
* Synopsis: America and England are getting it on, when America discovers a very interesting quirk of errogenous zones. Far better than it sounds, and yet, exactly what it says on the tin (smutsmutsmut).
* Comments: Shamelessly smutty, this piece is essentially a one-shot USUK smex scene. However, what really got this troper putting it here is the quality of the writing. Granted, the writing is being used for a less-than-chaste purpose, but the imagery, techniques, and word-choices are astoundingly... astounding. Despite simplistic subject matter, the idea is carried across in a skillful manner that is both believable, amusing, and yes -- hot. Really, this is a piece to read for the style more than anything else though!


[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6926110/1/bSpades_b Spades]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2316809/simplytrop simplytrop]]
* Recommended by: bluekitten
* Synopsis: When Alfred, an archaeology student, stumbles upon a sleeping man in the ruins of an old castle, he finds himself accidentally married to the Queen of Spades (given by the author)
* Pairings: America/England
* Comments: It's a very good fic. It shows Arthur's tsundere personality and the development of his and Alfred's relationship. Sadly it's still unfinished for now. It's based on the Artestella Artbook, if you have seen some scans, this one was based out of the Spades, where America is the king, England is the queen and so on. I recommend it for fantasy lovers.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7203553/1/Ask_Me_Anything Ask Me Anything]]'' by Iggycat
* Recommended by Nani
* Pairinigs: Alfred x Arthur
* Synopsis: (taken from the summary) Alfred starts to follow Arthur on Tumblr. It's not long until they become friends... and possibly more.
* Comments: This is a very good fic. You'll appreciate it even more if you use Tumblr. It's a one-shot, but it's fairly long (which can be a downside if you don't like long fics), and it shows the progression of their relationship fairly well.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5523895/1/I_Dont_Want_to_Miss_a_Thing I Don't Want To Miss a Thing]] by Liete.
* Recommended by Nani (again)
* Pairings: America x England
* Synopsis: America videotapes all of the memorable moments of the time he and England spent together the past few months.
* Comments: Two words: Absolutely. Beautiful. It's very sweet in the beginning, but the best part by far is [[spoiler: the MoodWhiplash at the end. All of a sudden it goes from a cute little one-shot about America and England's relationship to Alfred's last message to Arthur before he dies.]] Liete alludes to this in the very beginning, but it's more of a "blink and you'll miss it" thing - if you're a skimmer, you'll miss the foreshadowing. This troper was teary-eyed by the time she finished the story.


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6173007/1/ Singles]]'', by Happymood
* Recommended by: Fuzzles
* ''Characters'': I believe most of the main cast is included.
* ''Pairings'': Mainly Spamano, with sides of [=PruCan=], [=FrUK=], USUK, [=GerIta=], and more.
* ''Synopsis'': 10 years ago, Antonio, Francis, and Gilbert suffered their first heartbreaks, and made a pact to never fall in love again. That will change for Antonio when he first lays eyes on a brown-haired young man in a club. This AU story covers his struggle to be with this man while his two best friends deal with issues of their own.
* ''Comments'': This has to be one of the greatest fanfics I've ever read. The characterizations are spot-on, and it gives you a reason to wait for each new chapter. In Antonio's story, you eagerly wait for whether it will be him or Romano [[spoiler:making the next move]]; Francis's part will make even the biggest [[spoiler:USUK]] fangirl feel for him when he's around [[spoiler:Arthur]], and you have to wonder if Gilbert will ever admit his love for [[spoiler:Matthew]]. Sprinkle all the drama with humor and the occasional [[tearjerker tear jerker]] you will get for one of the guys, and you have Singles.

''[[http://sayasama.livejournal.com/25273.html Rat Trap]]'' by Sayasama
* Recommended by: {{Tropers/SanaMae}}
* Pairings: Russia/America, Netherlands/Canada, and (in the writer's words) an "it's complicated" England/America.
* Synopsis: "'Tis the strumpet's plague/To beguile many and be beguiled by one"-Iago; Othello, Act 4, Scene 1: In which Arthur makes Alfred work as a prostitute to put his brother through college, and Ivan really just wants to help.
* Comments: BetterThanItSounds. While prostitute {{AUs}} aren't exactly a novel concept, it's very well written and quite the TearJerker. Though (in a similar vein to "Part Right, Half wrong, a Third Crazy", above) soe of the characters come off as slightly OOC depending on your view of them, particularly Arthur (who is...how shall I say...a bit of a twat here) and Ivan (less noticeable, just toning down the AdultChild quirks quite a lot). Also, Ivan is sweet to the point of "why does this man not ''exist''?!" and there are enough mood-lightening jokes and awesomeness (Pretty much every scene with Feliks and Taurys, for example) to balance out the darker elements.
* Warnings: Slash (duh), Prostitution (again, duh), dub-con, psychological abuse, allsusions to violence and non-con. Alfred does ''not'' have it easy here.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6280789/1/Tactile Tactile]]'' by [=StarsOfYaoi=]
* Recommended by: MPEFF
* Pairings: China x America (Contains smut)
* Synopsis: Painting over America's body, China tells him a story as old as he is… (Author's summary)
* Comments: A beautifully written one-shot of a not so common pairing with a not so common kink (Paint brushes. It MakesSenseInContext). It's sweet and provocative without being overly diabetic or obscene and the build up is well-paced and sensuous in its subtlety. America's completely in character despite being on the bottom (He is in no way ukefied), meanwhile China's written in a way that shows just how long he's been around and how seasoned he truly is (Which is quite refreshing compared to the way I usually see him portrayed in fanfiction). An absolute must read for those who ship China/America or vice versa!

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6480441/1/The_Sonata_of_Servitude The Sonata of Servitude]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1490443/LightofaThousandSuns LightofaThousandSuns]] ([[AlternateUniverse AU]], work in progress)
* Reccomended by bubbletea
* ''Pairing(s)'': Prussia/Austria, Servant-Master relationship.
* ''Synopsis'': Serving a master was never part of Gilbert Beilschmidt's life-plan. Neither was being dragged into a world of riches, secrecy, luxury and betrayal. Nor was [[ForbiddenFruit finding]] [[SecretRelationship love]] in a [[ElegantClassicalMusician virtuoso master]]. A journey is beginning...for all.
** Set in the [[VictorianBritain Victorian Era, England]]. Gilbert Beilschmidt hasn't been enjoying life as of late; what with his father dying years ago after the family business went bankrupt, and he and his brother not having a penny to their name--Well, strike that. Ludwig's marrying into Italian money within the next month, leaving Gil to be on his own. What's a man to do? Well, be hired as a servant for an aristocrat, that's what! Because apparently this Roderich Edelstein needs more hands--male hands--around the house; or at least that's what the brunette's [[SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl parents]] seem to think. It certainly wasn't Rod's choice to hire the loud-mouth, egotistical, chicken-loving albino. And it wasn't Gil's choice to work for the Chopin-loving rich boy in a [[BigFancyHouse house]] with four other [[{{Meido}} girls]] (who strangely gossip about [[GuyOnGuyIsHot men with...men]]). But then again, Gil will work through it--he IS awesome like that.
* ''Comments'': Easily the most romantic multichaptered PruAus fic this troper has read so far; the story had her hooked at the first chapter and left her blushing, her heart pounding, with a major case of the [[HeartwarmingMoments warm fuzzies]]. A wonderful mix of romance, suspense and a refreshing form of witty comedy. The characters are well fleshed out, no matter how short their appearance, and are given a lot of depth which renders them believable and lively. The author doesn't rush the story for the sake of getting the two main characters together and her style of writing is beautiful and perfectly suitable for the era the story set in which seems to bring it to life; "Modern, but with those little quirks that old style writing has, what with ending sentences with exclamation points and rhetoric and all that deliciousness that is sorely neglected in most modern writing," as one reviewer described it. A must read for any PruAus shipper who likes emotional stories.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5819880/1/The_Baffled_King_and_The_Idiot_Hero The Baffled King and The Idiot Hero]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1669944/Ellarose_C Ellarose C]]
* Recommended by alexdelarge
* Pairings/Characters: America/England, minor Prussia/Canada
* Synopsis: modern AU. Detailing how two anons went from moderator and troll to internet frenemies to best friends, and then some - chatspeak included. Hallelujah.
* Comments: Named and written around the song "Hallelujah", this fic is a great read for any USUK fan. This troper loves how well written this fic is. The writer does a great job at building Alfred and Arthur's relationship from internet acquaintances to best friends. This troper also loved the way that Matthew is portrayed in the fic. Instead of a soft-spoken, submissive character, he is sharp-witted and a bit snarky, but not to the point where he is too OOC. Also the writer did a really good job at making Alfred and Matthew's bromance work so well, which this troper appreciates a lot.

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''Let's face it, with a premise like [[AnthropomorphicPersonification that]], there's bound to be some dark fics running around. To avoid cluttering the folder that does say "friendly relationships", they're all being put here.''

''[[http://community.livejournal.com/all_he_ever/profile All He Ever Wanted]]'' by lindensphinx, mithrigil, and puella_nerdii (with pinstripesuit as Minister of Propaganda) all of Livejournal (warning for BL and DarkFic)
* Recommended by {{Marionetta}} (yet again, sorry)
* ''Synopsis'': An AlternateHistory fic in which England never broke off his alliance with Japan, and America became communist.
* ''Comments'': Just reading the alternate timeline in the first post can be frightening and chilling. It starts in 1923, the year in which the Anglo-Japanese Alliance would have been terminated, and ends in 1960, when America, allied with Russia against the rest of the world, finishes making the first atomic bomb. It's still in progress, and not being written in chronological order(the beginning and ending have been put in the same post). It looks like there will be some serious TearJerker. It also works as a reminder how all of this could have really happened.
** This Troper found ''[[http://community.livejournal.com/all_he_ever/1729.html The Seventh Door]],'' by mithrigil ([[CompleteMonster Prussia]], [[BrokenBird Hungary]], [[JamesBondage Austria]]--[[ScarpiaUltimatum warning]] [[IHaveYourWife for]] [[RapeAsDrama rape]]), especially distressing. The line "''Ungarn, Ungarn,'' do you hate me?" has freaked me out since I first read it. AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHY.
** {{Solandra}}: This fic is really a LoveItOrHateIt one: either you think that it's a brilliantly clever, imaginative, and edgy ForWantOfANail fic, or you think that it goes ''way'' too far in its DarkerAndEdgier {{Alternative Character Interpretation}}s and eschews potentially complex characterization for pure shock value [[WriterOnBoard to make historical points]]. So YourMileageMayVary, of course. I personally love the prose and alternative historical timeline, but the reinterpretations of England, Japan, and Prussia reminding me too much of a [[RonTheDeathEater certain trope]] kept me from becoming fully immersed in it.
** (anon, sorry): Echoing Solandra's opinion, particularly about the issues with characterization. DarkerAndEdgier AlternativeCharacterInterpretation is in full effect, to the point where many characters are not even remotely similar to their canon counterparts (and in some characters' case, especially Prussia's, it does smell like [[that certain trope RonTheDeathEater]] and WriterOnBoard). YMMV on whether the story is better for it or not, but if you go into this fic be prepared that it's more like an original story with original characters inspired by the premise of ''Hetalia'' than a ''Hetalia'' fanfic.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5073300/1/Seven_Little_Killers/ Seven Little Killers]]'' by Lucky-Angel135, a joint account between luckystars135 and Fallen Angel Wings (Slash, ''Explicit'' Violence, Character Death; in other words a pretty DarkFic)
* Recommended by CheshireGrinne
* ''Synopsis'': Nations are being murdered, and a group of mysterious masked killers is behind it. Their goal seems to be to plunge the world into chaos, but is it really? Who are these masked killers, and why are they really killing off nations?
* ''Comments'': A common premise usually carried out in an awful manner, the authors manage to change all that and provide a truly heart-wrenching and mind-grabbing work. This fic is full of psychological depth not often found in fanfiction. Sure to keep you guessing who the masked killers really are. And, if you’re anything like [[CheshireGrinne this Troper]], you will be so sucked into the plot that new chapters will fill you with dread at the thought of what could possibly happen, and who could possibly get hurt, next. And yet you won’t be able to stop reading.
* It’s unfortunate that recently, the writers announced the story’s being dropped. They’ve revealed one killer [[spoiler:Blue is actually both America and Canada]], but otherwise not much else has been revealed. This Troper read that and almost cried, ''especially'' since it ended on a freaking cliff-hanger involving [[spoiler:Russia waking up from his ''six month long'' coma and trying to talk with China, who's still stuck in a hallucination while being mentally tortured by [[BackFromTheDead Nussia]] and Yellow]].
** As that was revealed on April Fools Day, along with the dropping of another story that was proven to be a joke, it remains to be seen what's going on with this...
** It's being continued. Turns out it WAS just an April Fool's joke that went on a bit.
** This Troper was kind of let down by the fic. She expected it to be full-out gore, descriptions to keep you up at night, et cetera. (Masochism? What is this masochism you speak of?) And everyone holds it in such high standards, so she thought maybe the plot would be so incredibly captivating that once you start you can't stop reading it. The reality: the only death that made her cry was [[spoiler:Finland]]'s, and that was more because of [[spoiler:his message to Sweden]] than anything else. Quite honestly, she bored of the fic right before Yellow's arc, and hasn't caught up since. To each her own, but personally this Troper was in no way blown away by the fic.
*** [[ThatStalkerChick This troper]] believes this fanfiction deserves its own page, so, low and behold, [[SevenLittleKillers she made one]].
** This Troper has very mixed feelings about this fic. While the plot is complex and obviously very well-planned, the writing quality is definitely not great. On the one hand, when she first discovered it she read it through the entire night and bawled her eyes out many times. On the other hand, she still ended up getting tired of all the twists and turns and plot bunnies and ended up skipping quite a few chapters. A more recent attempt by her to read this fic ended up with frustration at all the unsubtle tear-jerking and subpar writing quality.

''[[http://zed-azrael.livejournal.com/12718.html Memory (Zikaron)]]'' (Holocaust imagery, OC, controversial topic)
* Recommended by Anon
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