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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.Emergency by razzamatazz73
Reccommended by: lackaDAISYcal
Synopsis: Gwen needs both of them - she needs Ben to depend on her, and Kevin to make sure she's okay. And at the thought of losing Ben, she's not quite sure what she needs. Alien Force Hurt!Ben and Angsty!Gwen.
Comments: Short, well-written story about Ben and Gwen's relationship (in family terms, no incest) after Ben gets hurt. There's a slight amount of Gwevin in the background, but I'm putting this in Gen fics because it's not the focus of the story. Really nice interpretation of Gwen's character, as most authors don't go into depth with her that often. There's also some very precious Kevin quotes, and everyone's very in character.
Synopsis: Set after Darkstar Rising—Kevin tells his mom. Rtd K for once...good job on being child-friendly this time around, Kevin...
Comments: A one-shot story that fills in some of the blanks that Ben 10: Alien Force never bothered to explain. Set after the episode "Darkstar Rising", we see Kevin reuniting with his estranged mother, while getting a glimse into his past, including how his dad was a Plumber, hence his abilities, which also "evolved" over time from being able to absorb energy to being able to copy matter. And as someone who has become very disappointed in the series, this is a nice change of pace, as it delves a little deeper into what was never really elaborated on.
Synopsis: Charmcaster has finally found a way to end the Tennysons once and for all... or so she thinks, when she sacrifices her magic to create a tape that allows her to 'Rewind' time. But Time Magic is a powerful and dangerous thing to use, especially if you're not an experienced mage...
Comments: Kept me up all night reading, and honestly, is probably THE BEST Ben 10 fanfiction I've ever read. A bit of a warning, though: the themes that Karkadinn explores are very, very dark, and there's more than a little bit of graphic violence, with Alternative Character Interpretation all around, but all in all, it's probably the best example of character exploration that I've ever seen.
Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.Alone With You
Recommened by: Random Chaos
Synopsis: Alien Force - Ben and Gwen both end up stranded together on Island in the Caribbean. Now it's up to them to find a way off and survive the wilderness. As they spend so much time together they find out that being so close to each other may be not be so bad.
Synopsis: The adventure isn't over just because the summer is. And as the pressure of life and heroing builds, Ben and Gwen start to count on each other more and more.
Comments: While most fics generally try to jump into the fluffiness that is Bwen, the author here takes his time with the two, building them up chapter by chapter from the constantly fighting cousins we love and remember to two people in a more mature relationship. The character development is gradual. Not forced and not rushed. And by the time they kiss, the whole thing feels natural. This story is now completed, but a sequel, Breaking Point, has been announced.
Synopsis: Ben Tennyson is whisked away to a place known as Huenco Mundo by Professor Paradox. There, he will make an impact, forging new allies and enemies. However, there is a really big reason on why he was sent there in the first place. . .
Synopsis: Set in the Ultimate Alien series (thus made a world famous hero) Ben undergoes a solo mission to investigate the happenings of Fuyuki City. After a battle with Lancer, he ends up partaking the Holy Grail War as the Master of the eighth servant, Avenger.
Comments: Sadly hasn't been updated since April 2011, but the (four) chapters it has now are really engaging and draw you in. The pacing flows very naturally and it is interesting to see Servants go toe-to-toe to many of Ben's forms... and who doesn't want to see Way Big squish Berserker like a bug?
Synopsis: As summer starts at Surfer's Paradise, a sixth grom joins, making friends with the groms, except for Lo, but as strange creatures start showing up, they begin to wonder: what is Ben Tennyson hiding? Gradual Ben/Lo, some Reef Fin. AU Stoked S1, S2-3 B10:AF
This story is an Ben 10 and Stoked Crossover, to clarify, alternate Season 1 of Stoked; it will start off fairly close to "canon" Season 1, but will gradually start to diverge. In the Ben 10 universe, this story starts just after Season 2 of Alien Force, before the start of Season 3..
Synopsis: Book 2 of the Hanging Ten Saga. With a new girlfriend at Sunset Beach, things are looking up for Ben...but when one of his most fearsome foes returns, it's up to him and his new crew to stop this ghostly menace.
Synopsis: After weeks of being friend-zoned by Emma, Johnny finally decides to move on, but this decision couldn't have come at a worse time...as a not-so-charming guest arrives at Surfer's Paradise, intent on settling an old score. AU Stoked S1-2, Ben 10: AF S2-3.