History FanficRecs / SilentHill

6th Oct '17 1:18:46 PM Racheakt
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''[[FanFic/{{Bird}} Bird]]'' by Racheakt.
* Crossover/Merging of ''[[Franchise/SilentHill Silent Hill]]'' and ''[[Literature/{{Worm}} Worm]]''
* ''Recommended by'': Twotonetopper
* Status: Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'':
--->"Nobody likes it here. About one in every five doctors might be here to help the patients, the rest are here to ''study'' the patients.
--->But you know what? You need this, we all need this. We have to try. It’s not going to be easy, it's not going to be pleasant. It's not going to be fun, or about making friends; or even, hell, escaping—though all of those might happen. Who knows?
--->Being here is about one thing, and it’s the most important thing of all: ''getting better’’ ."
* ''Comments'': Taylor spending her first months following her trigger in Alchemilla Asylum for Parahumans. A very different story when compared to Wildbow's. Heartwarming and horrifying in turns.
9th May '17 5:35:29 PM Kissybandit513
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9th May '17 5:33:55 PM Kissybandit513
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* ''Status'': Complete



* ''Comments'': Despair inducing, a story about being WrongGenreSavvy.

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* ''Comments'': Despair inducing, Despair-inducing, a story about being WrongGenreSavvy.



* ''Status'': Complete



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* ''Status'': Complete



* ''Synopsis'':
* ''Comments'': Like somebody's groping through my mind... (''Silent Hill 2'' one-shot)
** I have never read a piece of fiction quite like this one. Never has the act of repeating oneself been so ominous or sinister. Also, some very good use of dramatic irony.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3171880/1/bUnmuted_b_bHill_b/ Unmuted Hill]]'' by Red Arkanz

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''Status'': Complete
* ''Comments'': ''Synopsis'': Like somebody's groping through my mind... (''Silent Hill 2'' one-shot)
** * ''Comments'': I have never read a piece of fiction quite like this one. Never has the act of repeating oneself been so ominous or sinister. Also, some very good use of dramatic irony.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3171880/1/bUnmuted_b_bHill_b/ Unmuted Hill]]'' ''Unmuted Hill'' by Red Arkanz



* Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.



* ''Comments'': It starts as a surprisingly well done insight into the beginning portion of SH2, then leaps out of nowhere into a gut-bustingly funny crack fic. One of the best to me, but YMMV.

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* ''Comments'': It starts as a surprisingly well done well-done insight into the beginning portion of SH2, then leaps out of nowhere into a gut-bustingly funny crack fic. One of the best to me, but YMMV.



* ''Status'': Complete



* ''Comments'': If there was to be a novelization of the game, I would only hope this author would be the one penning it. Not only is the creepy atmosphere preserved, it gives greater insight into the world beyond even what the games ever offered. Throw in some clever references to the popular horror stories that inspired the original games, and you have a delightfully scary story to read in the dark.... A sequel was made by the author, but unfortunately hasn't been updated in years.

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* ''Comments'': If there was to be a novelization of the game, I would only hope this author would be the one penning it. Not only is the creepy atmosphere preserved, it gives greater insight into the world beyond even what the games ever offered. Throw in some clever references to the popular horror stories that inspired the original games, and you have a delightfully scary story to read in the dark.... A sequel was made by the author, but unfortunately unfortunately, hasn't been updated in years.



* ''Status'': Complete



* ''Status'': Complete



''[[http://games.adultfanfiction.net/story.php?no=600083289 Keeping Count]]'' by Alba Aulbath

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''[[http://games.adultfanfiction.net/story.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=600083289 Keeping Count]]'' by Alba Aulbath



* ''Status'': Complete



* Reccomended by {{zipzip90}}
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* Reccomended Recommended by {{zipzip90}}
* ''Pairings'':''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': Pyramid Head/James



* Reccomended by {{twilightscribe}}
* ''Pairings'': Walter/Henry ; later James/Pyramid Head and HeatherValtiel

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* Reccomended Recommended by {{twilightscribe}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': Walter/Henry ; Walter/Henry; later James/Pyramid Head and HeatherValtiel



* ''Status'': Complete



* ''Synopsis'': Conclusion of the author's four part post-SH2 slash story - "In a post-SH3 world, James and Heather struggle to make sense of what has happened to their lives, and how they can get back what was lost."

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* ''Synopsis'': Conclusion of the author's four part four-part post-SH2 slash story - "In a post-SH3 world, James and Heather struggle to make sense of what has happened to their lives, and how they can get back what was lost."



* ''Status'': Complete



* ''Comments'': This is simply a sublime piece of SilentHill2 ContinuationFic. It doesn't have James returning to Silent Hill or anything like that, but ''There She Goes'' is transcendentally OriginalFlavour in terms of human drama. I defy any fan of the game to not immediatly relate to James' new trials; it's hard not to read his dialog in the voice of his original VA, Guy Cihi. While it uses the game's most "ideal" ending as a jumping-off point, James' life is hardly wine and roses as he attempts to reintegrate himself into society, while making as few personal connections as possible. The story's ending taps into the possibly AccidentalAesop of the original game - that you ''can'', and more importantly, ''should'' move on from tragedy and live life on your own terms, at your own pace.
** Seconded very much. I stayed up much later than I should finishing the fic, though the fic really isn't all that long. It's got a very strong tone and atmosphere, and while the read is very depressing you can't seem to look away. It's a very melancholy piece of work, but that makes the tentative happy ending all the sweeter. It should be noted that James/Laura is an odd bit of an relationship in that I'm not sure this fic should go under shipping or perhaps family/friendship. It's strongly implied at the beginning that James is attracted to Laura, which is part of the reason why he struggles with allowing her to be part of his life. [[spoiler: It's outright confirmed in the next to last chapter that Laura loves James romantically, though it's unclear whether this has developed from her never having anyone else and sort of attaching to him as a guardian(?) and lover or if it's a genuine thing. James himself tells her that her love is a lie, but that might be his refusal to move on with anyone but Mary, and the fact she's just too young and "too good" for him.]] The ending is open to interpretation, and the idea that they get together is implied pretty vaguely. The ultimate thing is that their happy together, and they'll be happy just being together(whether this is romantic or familial). It's also worth noting that their relationship is handled very very beautifully and is very much worth the read.

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* ''Comments'': This is simply a sublime piece of SilentHill2 ContinuationFic. It doesn't have James returning to Silent Hill or anything like that, but ''There She Goes'' is transcendentally OriginalFlavour in terms of human drama. I defy any fan of the game to not immediatly immediately relate to James' new trials; it's hard not to read his dialog in the voice of his original VA, Guy Cihi. While it uses the game's most "ideal" ending as a jumping-off point, James' life is hardly wine and roses as he attempts to reintegrate himself into society, while making as few personal connections as possible. The story's ending taps into the possibly AccidentalAesop of the original game - that you ''can'', and more importantly, ''should'' move on from tragedy and live life on your own terms, at your own pace.
** Seconded very much. I stayed up much later than I should finishing the fic, though the fic really isn't all that long. It's got a very strong tone and atmosphere, and while the read is very depressing you can't seem to look away. It's a very melancholy piece of work, but that makes the tentative happy ending all the sweeter. It should be noted that James/Laura is an odd bit of an a relationship in that I'm not sure this fic should go under shipping or perhaps family/friendship. It's strongly implied at the beginning that James is attracted to Laura, which is part of the reason why he struggles with allowing her to be part of his life. [[spoiler: It's outright confirmed in the next to last chapter that Laura loves James romantically, though it's unclear whether this has developed from her never having anyone else and sort of attaching to him as a guardian(?) and lover or if it's a genuine thing. James himself tells her that her love is a lie, but that might be his refusal to move on with anyone but Mary, and the fact she's just too young and "too good" for him.]] The ending is open to interpretation, and the idea that they get together is implied pretty vaguely. The ultimate thing is that their happy together, and they'll be happy just being together(whether this is romantic or familial). It's also worth noting that their relationship is handled very very beautifully and is very much worth the read.


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13th Apr '17 5:10:03 PM SeanDevine
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''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/9480410 Sympathy]]'' by [[http://archiveofourown.org/users/benignmilitancy/pseuds/benignmilitancy benignmilitancy]]
* Recommended by SeanDevine
* ''Synopsis'': Two sufferers cross paths.
* ''Comments'': A short fic exploring a possible conversation between Angela and Eddie.
13th Apr '17 3:10:50 PM madame_newbie
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''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2438465/1/Impaired Impaired]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/18439/Gaia-Faye Gaia Faye]]
* Recommended by Madame_Newbie
* ''Synopsis'':The Holy Mother is not yet empowered, and for a certain sacrament, death is not the end. SH4, post '21 Sacraments' ending. Contains semiSLASH.
* ''Status:'' Complete.
* ''Comments'': A continuation fic that takes place after the 21 Sacraments Ending of Silent Hill 4. Henry Townshend is resurrected following his death on Walter's hand. Even though Walter has finished the 21 Sacraments, the Ascent is incomplete. Blinded and now a HumanoidAbomination, Henry must find a way to prevent the Apocalypse. It contains a very one sided Walter/Henry. [[spoiler: Heather Mason appears in the later chapter, to join forces with Henry.]] Despite it containing slash, it focuses more on the The Order's attempts to resurrect God and how the Sacraments is affecting the outside world. The writing is superb and keeps ones on their toes.
** Has a one-shot spin-off by Rirren for those looking for their slash fix: [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/1061914 Sacrifice]].
7th Apr '17 1:09:11 PM SeanDevine
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* ''Synopsys'': Conclusion of the author's four part post-SH2 slash story - "In a post-SH3 world, James and Heather struggle to make sense of what has happened to their lives, and how they can get back what was lost."

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* ''Synopsys'': ''Synopsis'': Conclusion of the author's four part post-SH2 slash story - "In a post-SH3 world, James and Heather struggle to make sense of what has happened to their lives, and how they can get back what was lost."


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''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7704602/1/Three-Women Three Women]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1395759/Saint_Sentiment Saint Sentiment]]
* Recommended by SeanDevine
* ''Pairings'': James/Angela
* ''Synopsis'': James' attempt to save Angela, who falls off the edge of reality quite often, treads into forbidden terrain.
* ''Comments'': Takes place in an AU where James managed to talk down Angela from the burning stairway. After returning from Silent Hill, James and Angela soon start to develop a disturbing and unhealthy relationship.
7th Apr '17 1:02:56 PM SeanDevine
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* ''Comments'': An interesting little story that looks into Eddie's mentalaty and thought process during the events of Silent Hill 2

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* ''Comments'': An interesting little story that looks into Eddie's mentalaty mentality and thought process during the events of Silent Hill 2
7th Apr '17 12:56:50 PM SeanDevine
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''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4761647 Voices]]'' by [[http://archiveofourown.org/users/HappyLeech/pseuds/HappyLeech HappyLeech]]
* Recommended by SeanDevine
* ''Synopsis'': He didn't even know where he was going, but at least he knew WHY he was in Silent Hill
* ''Comments'': An interesting little story that looks into Eddie's mentalaty and thought process during the events of Silent Hill 2
7th Apr '17 12:53:52 PM SeanDevine
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''[[http://www.mediaminer.org/fanfic/view_ch.php?cid=414969&submit=View+Chapter&id=121292 Supplanter]]'' by Knick Knack
* Recommended by Extraintrovert and {{somebody else}}
* ''Synopsis'': A continuation of ''Silent Hill 2'' after the "Rebirth" [[MultipleEndings ending]], in which [[spoiler:Mary]] CameBackWrong.
* ''Comments'': Combines an abundance of BodyHorror with NightmareDreams while increasing the standard ''Silent Hill'' MindScrew by at least a magnitude to create a truly terrifying and brain-breaky glipmse at how bastardly the town can be. Potential warning: some readers may consider this as falling into TrueArtIsAngsty and/or TrueArtIsIncomprehensible.
* Relinked, due to original being taken down.



* ''Comments'': It starts as a susprisingly well done insight into the beginning portion of SH2, then leaps out of nowhere into a gut-bustingly funny crack fic. One of the best to me, but YMMV.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2222274/1/Quiet_Hill_4_Not_ANOTHER_Parody/ Quiet Hill 4: Not Another Parody]]'' by SlapDash
* Recommended by {{mimichan3}}
* ''Synopsis'': Follow Henry as he blunders his way through an assortment of wacky worlds in an attempt to escape from his room, all the while disrespecting and being disrespected by everyone he meets!
* ''Comments'': An incredibly witty spoof of Silent Hill 4, with loads of shout outs to the previous games! Shame that the author hasn't updated in awhile...

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* ''Comments'': It starts as a susprisingly surprisingly well done insight into the beginning portion of SH2, then leaps out of nowhere into a gut-bustingly funny crack fic. One of the best to me, but YMMV.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2222274/1/Quiet_Hill_4_Not_ANOTHER_Parody/ Quiet Hill 4: Not Another Parody]]'' by SlapDash
* Recommended by {{mimichan3}}
* ''Synopsis'': Follow Henry as he blunders his way through an assortment of wacky worlds in an attempt to escape from his room, all the while disrespecting and being disrespected by everyone he meets!
* ''Comments'': An incredibly witty spoof of Silent Hill 4, with loads of shout outs to the previous games! Shame that the author hasn't updated in awhile...
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''[[http://www.mediaminer.org/fanfic/view_ch.php?cid=414969&submit=View+Chapter&id=121292 Supplanter]]'' by Knick Knack
* Recommended by Extraintrovert and {{somebody else}}
* ''Synopsis'': A continuation of ''Silent Hill 2'' after the "Rebirth" [[MultipleEndings ending]], in which [[spoiler:Mary]] CameBackWrong.
* ''Comments'': Combines an abundance of BodyHorror with NightmareDreams while increasing the standard ''Silent Hill'' MindScrew by at least a magnitude to create a truly terrifying and brain-breaky glipmse at how bastardly the town can be. Potential warning: some readers may consider this as falling into TrueArtIsAngsty and/or TrueArtIsIncomprehensible.
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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2222274/1/Quiet_Hill_4_Not_ANOTHER_Parody/ Quiet Hill 4: Not Another Parody]]'' by SlapDash
* Recommended by {{mimichan3}}
* ''Synopsis'': Follow Henry as he blunders his way through an assortment of wacky worlds in an attempt to escape from his room, all the while disrespecting and being disrespected by everyone he meets!
* ''Comments'': An incredibly witty spoof of Silent Hill 4, with loads of shout outs to the previous games! Shame that the author hasn't updated in awhile...
7th Apr '17 12:51:30 PM SeanDevine
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[[folder:Shipping Fics]]
''Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.''

''[[http://games.adultfanfiction.net/story.php?no=600083289 Keeping Count]]'' by Alba Aulbath
* Recommended by {{zipzip90}}
* ''Pairing'': Harry/Kauffman
* ''Synopsis'': It would have made sense for Kauffman to die after the events of ''Silent Hill 1'', as it is, he survived there until, almost two decades later, when Harry returns after [[spoiler:dying in ''Silent Hill 3''.]]
* ''Comments'': One in a superb series, the slash is somewhat subtle (after all, this is still Kauffman we're talking about here.) The ending is perfectly fitting for the games, and the characters are very well... characterized.

''[[http://games.adultfanfiction.net/story.php?no=600080312 Your Dark God]]'' by Dreamerchaos
* Reccomended by {{zipzip90}}
* ''Pairings'':
* ''Synopsis'': Your Dark God is a reimagining of the second game -- with many of the author's own [[WildMassGuessing WMGs]] thrown in. In her 'verse, James can create monsters, Pyramid Head's role/relationship is confusing yet fitting as you will see.
* ''Comments'': This has to be one of the more under-appreciated fictions ever to exist in the fandom. This isn't quite slash, but it if you are a slasher, this will not disappoint. The only thing I will note that the first few paragraphs which follow the actual game events can be a bit over-familiar to long-time fans, but stick around and you won't be sorry to see how dreamerchaos' ficverse comes together.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6191021/1/Embracing_Death Embracing Death]]'' by Sulhadahne
* Reccomended by {{twilightscribe}}
* ''Pairings'': Walter/Henry ; later James/Pyramid Head and HeatherValtiel
* ''Synopsis'': Embracing Death is the first in a long series of fics that go from an alternate ending of the fourth game as imagined by the author. It's a beautifully constructed series that better fleshes out some of the characters and does them justice; especially since it explores Henry's character in-depth and explains why he is the way he is. The series follows Henry and Walter's relationship as they gradually grow closer and eventually become a couple before introducing a larger arc involving the Cult and its plans for the future.
* ''Comments'': One of the most underappreciated fics for the entire fandom. It's beautifully written and atmospheric, but also does the characters a lot of justice. The first one might be a little bit of a retread of the fourth game, but as the fics go on they build more and more on the universe that the author is trying to create all the while introducing new characters and arcs. It does justice to each of the characters and gives a few of them some new life and making Henry a very believable and sympathetic character.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6290941/1/Return_to_the_Shadows Return to the Shadows]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2437952/ KatieByHerself]]
* Recommended by {{Tony Branston}}
* ''Pairings'': Harry/James
* ''Synopsys'': Conclusion of the author's four part post-SH2 slash story - "In a post-SH3 world, James and Heather struggle to make sense of what has happened to their lives, and how they can get back what was lost."
* ''Comments'': Quite well written. The author has a decent grasp on most of the characters (the most probable exception not appearing in this story), but I'm mostly recommending this one as it's where they finally go back to Silent Hill.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7045514/1/ There She Goes]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1395759/Saint_Sentiment Saint Sentiment]]
* Recommended by @/BearyScary
* ''Pairings'': James/Laura, Henry/Eileen
* ''Synopsis'': Post Leave ending. After James is convicted of murder and sent to prison, his future doesn't look so bright. Then, a decade later and a year after his release, an old friend comes back to pick up the pieces.
* ''Comments'': This is simply a sublime piece of SilentHill2 ContinuationFic. It doesn't have James returning to Silent Hill or anything like that, but ''There She Goes'' is transcendentally OriginalFlavour in terms of human drama. I defy any fan of the game to not immediatly relate to James' new trials; it's hard not to read his dialog in the voice of his original VA, Guy Cihi. While it uses the game's most "ideal" ending as a jumping-off point, James' life is hardly wine and roses as he attempts to reintegrate himself into society, while making as few personal connections as possible. The story's ending taps into the possibly AccidentalAesop of the original game - that you ''can'', and more importantly, ''should'' move on from tragedy and live life on your own terms, at your own pace.
** Seconded very much. I stayed up much later than I should finishing the fic, though the fic really isn't all that long. It's got a very strong tone and atmosphere, and while the read is very depressing you can't seem to look away. It's a very melancholy piece of work, but that makes the tentative happy ending all the sweeter. It should be noted that James/Laura is an odd bit of an relationship in that I'm not sure this fic should go under shipping or perhaps family/friendship. It's strongly implied at the beginning that James is attracted to Laura, which is part of the reason why he struggles with allowing her to be part of his life. [[spoiler: It's outright confirmed in the next to last chapter that Laura loves James romantically, though it's unclear whether this has developed from her never having anyone else and sort of attaching to him as a guardian(?) and lover or if it's a genuine thing. James himself tells her that her love is a lie, but that might be his refusal to move on with anyone but Mary, and the fact she's just too young and "too good" for him.]] The ending is open to interpretation, and the idea that they get together is implied pretty vaguely. The ultimate thing is that their happy together, and they'll be happy just being together(whether this is romantic or familial). It's also worth noting that their relationship is handled very very beautifully and is very much worth the read.

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

''[[http://games.adultfanfiction.net/story.php?no=600083289 Keeping Count]]'' by Alba Aulbath
* Recommended by {{zipzip90}}
* ''Pairing'': Harry/Kauffman
* ''Synopsis'': It would have made sense for Kauffman to die after the events of ''Silent Hill 1'', as it is, he survived there until, almost two decades later, when Harry returns after [[spoiler:dying in ''Silent Hill 3''.]]
* ''Comments'': One in a superb series, the slash is somewhat subtle (after all, this is still Kauffman we're talking about here.) The ending is perfectly fitting for the games, and the characters are very well... characterized.

''[[http://games.adultfanfiction.net/story.php?no=600080312 Your Dark God]]'' by Dreamerchaos
* Reccomended by {{zipzip90}}
* ''Pairings'':
* ''Synopsis'': Your Dark God is a reimagining of the second game -- with many of the author's own [[WildMassGuessing WMGs]] thrown in. In her 'verse, James can create monsters, Pyramid Head's role/relationship is confusing yet fitting as you will see.
* ''Comments'': This has to be one of the more under-appreciated fictions ever to exist in the fandom. This isn't quite slash, but it if you are a slasher, this will not disappoint. The only thing I will note that the first few paragraphs which follow the actual game events can be a bit over-familiar to long-time fans, but stick around and you won't be sorry to see how dreamerchaos' ficverse comes together.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6191021/1/Embracing_Death Embracing Death]]'' by Sulhadahne
* Reccomended by {{twilightscribe}}
* ''Pairings'': Walter/Henry ; later James/Pyramid Head and HeatherValtiel
* ''Synopsis'': Embracing Death is the first in a long series of fics that go from an alternate ending of the fourth game as imagined by the author. It's a beautifully constructed series that better fleshes out some of the characters and does them justice; especially since it explores Henry's character in-depth and explains why he is the way he is. The series follows Henry and Walter's relationship as they gradually grow closer and eventually become a couple before introducing a larger arc involving the Cult and its plans for the future.
* ''Comments'': One of the most underappreciated fics for the entire fandom. It's beautifully written and atmospheric, but also does the characters a lot of justice. The first one might be a little bit of a retread of the fourth game, but as the fics go on they build more and more on the universe that the author is trying to create all the while introducing new characters and arcs. It does justice to each of the characters and gives a few of them some new life and making Henry a very believable and sympathetic character.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6290941/1/Return_to_the_Shadows Return to the Shadows]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2437952/ KatieByHerself]]
* Recommended by {{Tony Branston}}
* ''Pairings'': Harry/James
* ''Synopsys'': Conclusion of the author's four part post-SH2 slash story - "In a post-SH3 world, James and Heather struggle to make sense of what has happened to their lives, and how they can get back what was lost."
* ''Comments'': Quite well written. The author has a decent grasp on most of the characters (the most probable exception not appearing in this story), but I'm mostly recommending this one as it's where they finally go back to Silent Hill.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7045514/1/ There She Goes]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1395759/Saint_Sentiment Saint Sentiment]]
* Recommended by @/BearyScary
* ''Pairings'': James/Laura, Henry/Eileen
* ''Synopsis'': Post Leave ending. After James is convicted of murder and sent to prison, his future doesn't look so bright. Then, a decade later and a year after his release, an old friend comes back to pick up the pieces.
* ''Comments'': This is simply a sublime piece of SilentHill2 ContinuationFic. It doesn't have James returning to Silent Hill or anything like that, but ''There She Goes'' is transcendentally OriginalFlavour in terms of human drama. I defy any fan of the game to not immediatly relate to James' new trials; it's hard not to read his dialog in the voice of his original VA, Guy Cihi. While it uses the game's most "ideal" ending as a jumping-off point, James' life is hardly wine and roses as he attempts to reintegrate himself into society, while making as few personal connections as possible. The story's ending taps into the possibly AccidentalAesop of the original game - that you ''can'', and more importantly, ''should'' move on from tragedy and live life on your own terms, at your own pace.
** Seconded very much. I stayed up much later than I should finishing the fic, though the fic really isn't all that long. It's got a very strong tone and atmosphere, and while the read is very depressing you can't seem to look away. It's a very melancholy piece of work, but that makes the tentative happy ending all the sweeter. It should be noted that James/Laura is an odd bit of an relationship in that I'm not sure this fic should go under shipping or perhaps family/friendship. It's strongly implied at the beginning that James is attracted to Laura, which is part of the reason why he struggles with allowing her to be part of his life. [[spoiler: It's outright confirmed in the next to last chapter that Laura loves James romantically, though it's unclear whether this has developed from her never having anyone else and sort of attaching to him as a guardian(?) and lover or if it's a genuine thing. James himself tells her that her love is a lie, but that might be his refusal to move on with anyone but Mary, and the fact she's just too young and "too good" for him.]] The ending is open to interpretation, and the idea that they get together is implied pretty vaguely. The ultimate thing is that their happy together, and they'll be happy just being together(whether this is romantic or familial). It's also worth noting that their relationship is handled very very beautifully and is very much worth the read.
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