"'''W'''arm '''A'''nd '''F'''uzzy '''F'''eeling". A work whose sole purpose for existence is to make the reader go "Awwww! That's ''so'' sweet!" at regular intervals and/or at the end. Frequently labeled as '''Fluff''', not to be confused with [[{{Filler}} the other kind]]. [[MostFanficWritersAreGirls Mostly made and read by female audiences]] or male audiences who [[GuiltyPleasure make sure no one is watching behind their backs]]. In {{Hentai}} works (which are generally assumed to be DarkerAndEdgier by default), this type of story is labelled "vanilla". Often used in the context of "I need some vanilla to get the bad taste of {{Netorare}} out of my mouth."

Frequently seen as a feature of {{Continuation}} fics that attempt to [[CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds tie up the romantic loose ends]] left by a series that ended without resolving them, but can be found for just about any reason for any fandom.

Also seen in the adjective form [[BuffySpeak "WAFFy"]].

[=WAFFy=] {{Lemon}} is a comparatively rare crossbreed of FanFic, but several good pieces have come out of this combination. Apparently, the idea of writing ''romantic'' sexual interludes as opposed to PornWithoutPlot brings out a lot of inspiration.

When a WAFF ''is'' a PornWithoutPlot (with or without sex), it's CurtainFic.

More serious or "[[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism cynical]]" series tend to inspire WAFF fanfics, in the same way comedies or "idealistic" series inspire DarkFic.

See also {{Glurge}}, TastesLikeDiabetes, LighterAndSofter, SweetDreamsFuel. Not to be confused with WAUGH, as in Creator/EvelynWaugh, Waif as in WaifFu, [[Series/{{Batman}} "Waugh, waugh, waugh"]], or '''"WAAAAAAGH!"''', which is something [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} very different]]. Or the Australian cricketers.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''[[{{Fanfic/IWontSay}} I Won't Say]]'' [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4760868/1/I_Wont_Say]] an '''''adorable''''' ''Manga/DeathNote'' ([[SlashFic Light/L]]) ChristmasSpecial FanFic.
* A cute ''Anime/CodeGeass'' [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7188708/1/Misguided_Ghost/ story]] about Lelouch and Suzaku meeting C2 as children.
* The number of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' fics that at least attempt a WAFF resolution to the eternal [[BelligerentSexualTension Ranma/Akane]] [[LoveDodecahedron conflict]] is legion.
* Similarly, fics on the main triangle and offshoots in ''TenchiMuyo!''
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6080479/1/Snapshots_Its_a_Girl Snapshots: It's a girl]]is supplementary WAFF-material to an extremely long, well-written, and not warm or fuzzy fic for ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' entitled "Fullmetal Alchemist:Forever", the authour of both stories has written a series of anecdotes about Edward and his daughter, Amy. The first one takes place just before her birth, the last one is Amy's earliest memory of her Dad [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6080479/1/Snapshots_Its_a_Girl It can be found here.]]
** to get that straight: "Snapshots" is warm-and-fuzzy accompanying material to a ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' fanfic entitled "Fullmetal Alchemist:Forever". "Fullmetal Alchemist:Forever" is definitely not warm and fuzzy... [[spoiler:Amy gets pregnant at age twelve]] and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
* Also, fanfics that attempt to give Shinji and Asuka -- or heck, '''anyone''' from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' -- at least a moment of happiness, if not a full-fledged HappilyEverAfter ending.
** One of the best [[spoiler:(partial)]] examples of this is ''FanFic/TheSecondTry'', which gets special mention for being good enough to get its own trope page.
** Another good one is the non-hentai doujin ''Epilogue Of Evangelion'', a whopping 700 pages of Shinji & Asuka's life after the finale of ''EndOfEvangelion''.
* Many ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' Rocketshipping (Jessie/James) fanfics.
** Giovanni's been getting some of these lately, but at least a few fanfic authors have been throwing in some Badass to control the fluff. [[http://community.livejournal.com/rocket100/tag/giovannixseren%27s+fics This writer's]] known for the fluff, but, given the timeline she has available on her journal, and Giovanni killing off people who hurt his family ([[spoiler:Silver]] and otherwise), there are going to be a few badass fics coming up too.
** And [[http://community.livejournal.com/rocket100/160644.html Legacy]] is regarded by several of her fans as "Sweet and sincere, but with that dark edge he's known for".
** Plenty of Ash/Misty fics qualify, too.
* Setsuna's relationship with Konoka in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima!'' is already cute, and has accrued enough {{WAFF}} LesYay moments that most [=KonoSetsu=] fics just build on the substantial subtext to push Setsuna over the edge, either into a [[CanNotSpitItOut confession to]] or full-on yuri with her charge. E.g.: ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4078106/1/Egg_Belly Egg Belly]]'', a wonderful [=WAFFy=] Lemon.
* Given their shared status as {{Woobie}}s, many [[{{Naruto}} NaruHina]] fics feature [[{{WAFF}} the couple helping each other feel worthwhile]].
* Due to the BittersweetEnding of ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', many a fanfic writer has taken it upon themselves to create a "proper ending" and write a story [[spoiler:where Ahiru becomes human again]]. One might be stunned to find that the amount of fanfic for Ahiru and Fakir outnumbers the resident HoYay pairing!
* While there are plenty of {{Dark Fic}}s in the ''AxisPowersHetalia'' fandom, there are also many fluffy fics for the series' {{Official Couple}}s, especially for [[{{Tsundere}} Germany]]/[[TheDitz Italy]] who, while receiving their share of angsty fics, is responsible for most of the fandom's positively teeth-rotting fluff fics. In a ''good'' way. ([[http://hot-ice-hilda.livejournal.com/35976.html One such example]].)
** 95% of all [[KindheartedCatLover Greece]]/[[YamatoNadeshiko Japan]] fics fall into this category, with them being consistently portrayed by fandom as an adorable, mellow couple whose [[BirdsOfAFeather similarly quiet and gentle personalities]] lead them to be HappilyMarried in all but name. And they're ''[[MoeCouplet really]]'' [[CuteKitten cute]] while they're at it. ([[http://stardropdream.livejournal.com/25657.html A]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6073627/1/finding_my_way_through_the_dark few]] [[http://community.livejournal.com/giripan/27485.html examples]].) Their WAFF status is so firmly entrenched, in fact, that them being paired together or even mentioned in relation to each other is vanishingly rare in DarkFic, especially with the most common alternative pairings for each of them being far more attractive to angst-lovers.
** Any fanfic that has [[TheUnfavorite Canada]] realize that there's someone out there who actually remembers and loves him for who he is, whether that someone turns out to be [[LadykillerInLove France]], [[BoisterousBruiser America]], [[{{Tsundere}} England]], [[JerkassWoobie Prussia]], [[ShrinkingViolet Ukraine]], etc.
** A fan over on the TroperTales page for Hetalia went as far as to call [[FanPreferredCouple Prussia/Canada]] the "Ultimate Feel Good Ship". And not without good reason. It's impossible to find an angst-fic for them. There's loads of HurtComfortFic. And the writers usually carry it out magnificently. Some such examples [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5784981/1/The_bInvasion_b_bDomestic_b would]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5350017/1/bSimple_b_bEnough_b be called for]], but they're ''all over the place'', you can't miss them.
** A surprising number of [[HeterosexualLifePartners Poland/Lithuania]] fics are full of such undiluted fluff that they rival the above-mentioned Germany/Italy fics for NCC (Number of Cavities Caused).
** [[GentleGiant Sweden/]][[CuteBruiser Finland]] fics often fall into the range of domestic fluff as well. The quality varies.
** What about [[WholesomeCrossdresser Chibitalia]] and the Holy Roman Empire? So FWUFFY!!! Not to mention the fanfics that have a grown-up Italy realize that [[spoiler:his SecondLove Germany is actually the Holy Roman Empire all grown up]], leading to many TearsOfJoy.
* The (hentai) OVA adaptation of the GirlsLove VisualNovel ''Sono Hanabira Ni Kuchizuke Wo''.
* Despite the two of them being so brutal (or perhaps [[{{Woobie}} because of it]]), many [[OnePiece Zoro and Robin]] fics end up this way, often with a decidedly improbable BabiesEverAfter ending for more long running fics.
* A number of [=WAFFy=] doujins about [[spoiler:Mami, Sayaka and Kyouko's afterlife]] have come out of the ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' fandom, mainly because of how dark the regular storyline tends to be.
** Most of them likely written during the [[TooSoon long hiatus]] between episode 10 and the back-to-back airing of 11 and 12, considering that episode 12 (the finale) [[spoiler:ends up with Mami and Kyouko still alive, and Sayaka choosing to stay dead so as not to negate her wish.]]
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'s couples almost always have this in fanfics, but [[TwiceShy Firo and Ennis]] are probably the biggest ones in the fandom.
* [[TheAbridgedSeries The Abridged Series]] adaption of LightNovel/{{Toradora}} has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPMj-1j2Fb8/ Toradora Randomness Episode 10]] which appears at the very end. Which is a surprise knowing how ridiculous the rest of the show is.
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[[folder:Comics]]
* Some of [[http://the-blackcat.deviantart.com/ The Black Cat]]'s ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' works are downright adorable. Terry and Tim take the cake.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' fic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1312223/1/ Like Father, Like Son]]'' (also a SongFic) started from the series's end, added the premise of Tobias intercepting Elfangor's six-year-old ''hirac delest'', and ended up with ''none'' of the major deaths of the series occurring, even Elfangor's. [[spoiler:Tobias's mother even got her memory back -- acknowledged by the author as probably the least believable part.]]
* There is a quite enjoyable Harry/Luna [=WAFFy=] Lemon on the Restricted Section Literature/HarryPotter smut website called ''[[http://www.restrictedsection.org/file.php?file=2655 Release]]'' ('''{{NSFW}}''').
* There are oh-so-many {{fanfic}}s for the novel ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'' based on the premise that Fiyero doesn't die. Almost always this results in a fine old happily-ever-after.
** And then there's [[spoiler:the musical.]]
* ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' fanfiction ''FanFic/TheFledglingYear''óa ContinuationFic from ''The Horse and His Boy'' detailing the adventures of Corís traipse through Archenland and Aravisí attempts to keep him from getting {{assassin}}ated or [[OurDragonsAreDifferent roasted alive]] and to find him a suitable future queen. Still ongoing, but thereís heaps of fluffy ShipTease and the author has [[WordOfGod promised]] a happy resolution to the [[WillTheyOrWontThey abundant]] [[BelligerentSexualTension sexual]] [[UnresolvedSexualTension tension]].
** Note that this does ''not'' apply to the later chapters, [[spoiler:where Aravis is nearly raped and suffers severe trauma because of this.]] CerebusSyndrome does not ''begin'' to describe it.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Really, ''{{Firefly}}'' has two kinds of Romance fics, these and {{Lemon}}s. There are a few that combine them, though.
* The CSIVerse produces a few of these.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'': [[http://www.thyla.com/ The All-Ages Kirk/Spock Archive]], due to the PG-13 content restriction, tends to attract these.
* This is quite prevalent in the ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'' fandom, though they're usually used for certain scenes instead of entire fics. [[http://triedunture.livejournal.com/464854.html On Being Blankety]] is a notable exception.
* Most Naomily ''{{Skins}}'' fic is either thinly veiled PWP, CurtainFic or straight-up HurtComfortFic, but there's an almost universal undercurrent of WAFF throughout all of it (they're just so damn cute together!).
** The reveal in the S4 finale -- [[spoiler:that Naomi has been in love with Emily since she was 12, meaning that canonically they ''always'' had ToyShip potential]] -- has only magnified things.
* The Carly/Freddie pairing on ''{{iCarly}}'' is built for these fics. The pair are extremely cute and comfortable with each other on the show, and it follows into the fic for them.
* There has been a positively odd influx of (admittedly freaking adorable) Will/Shelby (Shell) fluff fics in the ''{{Glee}}'' fanfic sections, considering they've had a grand total of three scenes together.
** Let's not mention all the Kurt/Blaine (Klaine) fics. Even the fics that are [[DarkFic depressing as hell]] temper the bleakness with the fact that those two will go through hell ''[[YouAreWorthHell together]]''.
* An insane number of short ''Series/TheWestWing'' fanfics are these, often [=POVs=] of or reactions to canon [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] moments featuring the staff's friendship or Josh/Donna fluff.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'' fanfics usually fall under two extremes: this trope or really, really angsty. And both usually involve a good dose of resolving that UST.
* ''Series/TheJoyOfPainting''. Bob Ross' warm, gentle voice soothes you while slowly, a [[SceneryPorn beautiful painting]] appears before your eyes.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* TabletopGame/GoldenSkyStories is a TabletopRPG with a focus on this.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', you can invite whoever you romanced up to cuddle. No sex, just cuddling. On the ''Mass Effect'' page someone even described it as being like something right out of a WAFF fanfic. Which means, yes, canon WAFF in a DarkerAndEdgier sequel. Of the "it works" variety. Primarily due to (as [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]] puts it) the fact that "Birds fly, fish swim, [[TakeThat Michael Atkinson molests dogs]], and BioWare does good writing".
** Every BioWare game has this, from ''JadeEmpire'' to ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' to ''BaldursGate'' to ''StarWarsTheOldRepublic''. Keep in mind, all of these games also allow you the ''exact polar opposite'' of WAFF. You can be a right sadistic bastard that'll even make the most heartless gamers wince.
* In GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas, if you move CJ to certain places, you can start a "two player run", and a second player will plug the controller, choose one of the characters and play with you. You can't go on missions but you can kill and destroy stuff together JustForFun. If both player are near each other, any of them can press the L1 button, [[TimeStandsStill the time will stop]], and the characters hug and kiss, even if it's [[HoYay CJ and another guy]] (and [[ForcefulKiss you can't deny the kiss]]). You can even kiss a police officer... [[{{Narm}} This so out of place for a GTA it's more hilarious than cute]].
* Any of the [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Lloyd and Colette]] fics that [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/662301/Lil-Samuu Lil Samuu]] writes fit in this category. And they're well written. All of them.
* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' has inspired a lot of "interim" fics for Snake/Otacon and Big Boss/Ocelot, where the writers just want to give the two ships some happy-times too before everything goes south again.
* Plenty of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' {{FanFic}}s fall into this category. [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Comics Take a look for yourself]]. Try Can't Fix The Helmet's ''GERANIUM'', anything by "Hero Bear", Millet Soup's ''Even If Life Isn't Short'', most ''Flipflops'' doujins...
* Non-fanfic example: ''KingdomHearts: 358/2 Days'' has a large chunk of cutscenes of the characters Roxas, Axel, and Xion [[VillainsOutShopping sitting on the Twilight Town clock tower and eating ice cream]], with a good amount of best-friend talk to make any player laugh along lightheartedly. But then comes the WhamEpisode [[TearJerker at the end...]]
* The wii remake of ''ABoyAndHisBlob'' features a button allowing the boy to hug the blob. Awww.
* The end of the last episode of ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxTheDevilsPlayhouse'' has a long sequence where Sam is in complete and utter despair at the 'death' of Max. When (another) Max arrives from another dimension, the story resumes with them being overjoyed to see each other. The scene is played out so beautifully that WAFF is guaranteed in any player who feels empathy towards the characters (and anyone who has followed the story to this point definitely will).
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7267538/1/Remember_You_By Any]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7310956/1/Nasa_v_Spacosity fanfiction]] [[http://spacosity.deviantart.com/gallery/32131741#/d482hwh involving]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7024563/1/Sun Spacosity]]
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* [[http://harmonystuck.tumblr.com Harmonystuck]] is an AU of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' where everything is cute and nothing hurts. It's been described by many who read through the logs as 'a highly effective Homestuck Antidepressant'.
* In ''SlightlyDamned'', [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/03/03142010/ Buwaro and Kieri's]] FirstKiss has a very palpable [=WAFFiness=] to it.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* This is pretty much the mission statement of ShigesatoItoi's ''Hobo Nichi Itoi Shinbun'' news/lifestyle site.
* For those of you who would like to see such a fic in the MonsterGirlEncyclopedia universe, please see Shadowknux372. He is considered the 'King of WAFF' on the MGU forums for a good reason: The vast majority of his fics are these, well written as well.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Most of the fics relating to Jeremie and Aelita from ''CodeLyoko'' fit this trope.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' fic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3957874/1/Christmas_with_the_Graysons Christmas with the Graysons]]'' definitely counts.
* ''KimPossible'' fanfic has plenty of [=WAFFy=] stories about Kim and either [[OfficialCouple her sidekick Ron]] or [[FoeYay her nemesis Shego]], but the real nexus of Kim/Shego cutesiness is the artist [[http://rinacat.deviantart.com/ Rinacat]] and the [[http://kimshego.deviantart.com/ #kimshego]] group.
** [[TastesLikeDiabetes Ack, my teeth! Fluoride, stat!]]
* The ''IronManArmoredAdventures'' fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5761021/3/Iron_Man_Kindergarten_Adventures Iron Man Kindergarten Adventures]] is a cute, fluffy fic in which the five year old main cast make friends with each other. [[CrackFic And then they fight Mothman]].
* The ''KaBlam'' story ''TroperWorks/GoodbyeJune'' is this crossed with TearJerker. But mostly this.
* Many fanfics set in the FanficRecs/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic universe do a good job of this. Though a surprising number are also the exact opposite, putting warm-and-fuzzy characters through brutal situations.
** An excellent example of the former is ''Fanfic/{{Windfall}}'', about the wacky hijinks involved in the Elements of Harmony reuniting for the birth of Fluttershy's first foal.
** Another excellent example is ''Fanfic/TheLightInTheDarkness'', a fanfic regarded as so heartwarming, it is considered the GoodCounterpart of [[{{Squick}} the infamous]] ''Fanfic/{{Cupcakes}}''.
** Another good one is ''[[FanFic/TheNuptialverse Post Nuptials]]'', which details the Mane Cast and a few associated characters dealing with their feelings after the royal wedding and changeling invasion, specifically not believing Twilight about [[spoiler: Fake!]]Cadance.
* TotalDramaIsland has a fair amount of these, a great deal done by the author Creator/WinterRae, who specializes in feel-good {{Fanon}} fics that are sweet and heartwarming, focusing on attraction and affection.
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