Fanfic Recs: Fairy Tail

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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Fairy Tail Fan Fics, 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 here.

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Authors and Websites

I.-.-.I Kuroyagi I.-.-.I (

  • Recommended by: Epic Ebi
  • Synopsis: Kuroyagi mostly writes Fairy Tail shipping fics; the main pairing being Natsu and Erza. Recently he has gotten into crossovers with Bleach. He's a great author and comes up with dozens of original ideas that are written so well that it's not hard to see any of these stories happening in canon. All of his works are worth the read.

darkfire1220 (
  • Recommended by: Ubaidk24
  • Synopsis: darkfire has written 5 fairy tail fics so far, three of which are part of a series. They're based on the idea that Natsu and Sting were raised together and became fairy tails twin dragons. The other main idea in this is that it was Natsu, not Lisanna, that went to Edolas. There are ships (Nali, Sticy, Rouge x Yukino, etc.) and they're done in a way that's so real and believable that you sometimes forget they aren't canon. All of his works are definitely worth a read.

bellagill92 (
  • Recommended by: Jboone93
  • Synopsis: a series of funny/fluffy fics mostly centered around Jellal and Erza trying to live together and deal with the guild's hijinks, which eventually became it's own universe. Most of the fics are based around humor, but a few are pure romance. There are one or two that are lemony and he marks them as such. It should be noted that the various Crime Sorciere characters dispersed among the various legal guilds. The most common pairing is Jellal/Erza, but the author also does Natsu/Lucy, Gray/Juvia, Gajeel/Levy, Mirajane/Laxus, Cobra/Kinana, Sting/Minerva and Rogue/Yukino.

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.

Animal by Scyllia
  • Recommended by gaga4badmusic
  • Synopsis: Natsu is rescued from a dark guild after five months of torture. Completely broken, the guild struggles to overcome the shock of seeing him in such a state and help him recover.
  • Tags: Blood. Graphic description. Not much torture actually shown but a number of implications.

Fairy Tail Redux: Salamander's Time Traveling Escapades by Fox On Pie
  • Recommended by Wamuuz Arashi
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: When Zeref kills all of Natsu's friends for failing to kill him, he gets sent back in time to X782 to try and get strong enough to change things. Will Natsu be able to protect his friends? What exactly is their connection? And what dark secrets are there that will affect not only Natsu, but the world as a whole?
  • Comments: This author manages to handle the characters well and writes in a way that can be serious and humorous whenever necessary. It's definitely one of the best Fairy Tail fics with this basic plot and might be one of the best reads in the category.

Paradox Slayer Quartet by Miss Mungoe

We Are Young by koa-chan
  • Recommended by Ubaidk24
  • Synopsis: A high school au story that's mainly inspired by the Fairy Gakuen OVA. Most of the main cast are students and the story is about the relationships and lives between the students of the school.
  • Comments: A fantastically well written au story. None of the characters are out of character at all and some even get more characterization. Ships include: NaLu, GaLe, JerZa, GruVia, Fraxus, Elfgreen with other pairings on the side. Currently, there are 20 chapters and almost 300k words and every single one of them is worth your time.

Eye of the Black Dragon by snakeboy33
  • Recommended by: gk3389127
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Instead of being raised by Igneel, Natsu is raised by Acnologia, and as a result, is taught a kind of Dragon Slayer Magic called "Chaos Dragon Slayer Magic", so named because, according to the author "Apocalypse Dragon Slayer Magic"was too much of a mouthful. Follows the canon, with necessary deviations.
  • Comments: A dark-Natsu story, but not entirely dark, as he develops over time. The pairing with Natsu is undecided, but has been narrowed down between Lucy and Erza. One confirmed pairing is GruVia.

Melting Hours by EXNativo
  • Recommended by Ravaelt
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Your last hope of salvation from a world that despises you lies dead at your feet. And even if you have to drag him, kicking and screaming, his reluctant best friend is going to rectify that. Time Travel fic, with a twist.
  • Comments: The author manages to capture to perfect blend of serious plot and typical Fairy Tail insanity as well as keeping everybody in character. Compared the majority of Time Travel fics, it avoids character bashing and ensures character development based on how the new timeline unfolds. Definitely worth a read.
  • Now has its own page. Needs Wiki Magic Love.

Fairy Tail: A New Day by Navek
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: What if Natsu already had a team before he meet Lucy at Hargeon? What if the Guild had a few different members in the past? How will this affect the future of Fairy Tail? Read to find out as Team Morningstar takes the Magic World by storm! And don't forget to have some fun on the way!

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Lion's Pride by Wild Rhov
  • Recommended by serpantchan
  • Pairing: Loke/Lucy. Unrequited Gray/Lucy and Natsu/Lucy
  • Synopsis: Lucy ends up pregnant with Loke's child, the second known half-spirit in existence. She struggles to deal with the unusual rate at which her child grows while Loke faces repercussions in the Spirit World, who fear that the baby may turn out like the only other known half-breed, an infamous criminal mage. To make matters worse, amidst the two's troubles, a rogue spirit and an ancient woman are trying to capture the child and use it for unknown sinister ends.
  • Comments: Totally better than it sounds. Some of the plot twists and reveals, such as the previous half-spirit, are a little obvious, while others are alluded to just enough that you can tell the story was well thought out. Lucy can get a little whiny at times, but never so much so that it's out of character or at a time when it's uncalled for.
  • Review: Weighing in at a hefty 100k+ words, this story manages to squeeze every emotion out of its readers. Although some parts are Not Safe for Work, the majority of the story is packed full of drama, action, emotion, and hilarity. It can also be educational, as some reviewers have said that the astronomy lessons found in extensive footnotes have helped them in school!
  • Tags: Hits you with a Lemon right from the start, but after that it settles down until a couple more scattered lemons later in the story, Rated M chapters have warnings.

To Forget to Remember by Klika-lio
  • Recommended by Sayacha
  • Pairing: Bixlow/Lisanna, along with some Natsu/Lucy and Fried/Mirajane
  • Synopsis: Lisanna isn't quite sure what to make of some things in Earthland anymore after spending two years in Edolas, not the least of which is the loss of her childhood love Natsu to Lucy. For a change of pace, she takes a mission that will get her out of town for at least a while, but ends up biting off more than she can chew. Fried and Bixlow go to rescue her at Mirajane's request, and when the original mission turns out to be more than it originally seemed, they all stay to see it through. Meanwhile, Bixlow and Lisanna end up connecting a little better than either had ever expected.
  • Comments: About a crack pairing, but the fic itself is very good. It also takes a good look at Lisanna's feelings about Natsu and Lucy's relationship without making her whiny or an out-of-character jerk like so many fics in the FT section do. The build up to both the romance and the action is slow and very natural, and everyone is wonderfully in character. It even goes into Bixlow's past and showcases several of the things that made him into the man he now is. The author's native language is not English so her grammar and whatnot are not perfect, but the fic is in no way incoherent, all the while presenting a believable way for Bixlow and Lisanna to become interested in each other. Definitely worth a read.
  • Tags: Crack pairing.

An Everlasting Bond by Aqua Titania Miyuki
  • Recommended by Gigglepud
  • Pairing: Zeref/Mavis
  • Synopsis: Maybe we'll meet again. Someday.
  • Comments: An interesting and sad fic, very worth the read despite it being a crack pairing.
  • Tags: Crack pairing (The Paring however is offically canon as of Chapter 450).

It Started With a Debt
  • Recommended by serpantchan
  • Pairing: Sting/Lucy. Unrequited Natsu/Lucy
  • Synopsis: Lucy finds Sting drunk after the tournament and decides to help him out. He shows up later wanting to repay her and the two begin a series of favors owed that slowly develops into a relationship. Fearing the wrath of either their guild mates or guild master should it get out that they're dating, the two try to keep one another secret.
  • Comments: Sting hasn't really shown up enough yet to judge whether he's out of character or not, but the rest of the cast is spot on. Their courtship is really cute and a lot of the scene are pretty hilarious. Your heart may bleed a bit for Natsu, though, and the author mixed up Raven Tail with a certain Hogwarts house right at the beginning, unfortunately.
  • Tags: Crack pairing.

The Dragon's Ward by magneticworld
  • Recommended by Half Demon Cali
  • Pairing: Natsu/Lucy
  • Synopsis: Lucy Heartphillia is thrown into a deep slumber meant to last until she is rescued by her "prince charming", she is left in a tower guarded by a fearsome dragon. Somehow, things don't go according to plan.
  • Comments: It borders on 90k words. Some grammatical errors, but nothing too jarring. The shout-out to Shrek was particularly enjoyable.

Possession by HawkofNavarre
  • Recommended by starstuff99, Maymei
  • Pairing: Natsu/Lucy is the main focus, but other couples (Gray/Juvia, Gajeel/Levy) also appear.
  • Synopsis: She didn't belong to him. ...Yet.
  • Comments: Probably one of the most realistic takes on Natsu/Lucy I've ever read, compared to the vast majority of garbage that's usually written. It starts with Lucy finding out she's out of the loop as to everyone regarding her as "Natsu's girl", and spirals off into fluff, complications, and mixed messages.
  • Other: Also check out You Stole the Rain, a spin-off featuring Gray/Juvia as the main pairing.
    • Also check out another spin-off of this fic with Levy/Gajeel as the main focus: Limits

Oneiric by Vicky Vicarious
  • Recommended by starstuff99
  • Pairing: Gray/Lucy
  • Synopsis: Some claim that dreams reveal true desires.
  • Comments: Adorable is the only way I can describe it. Gray realizes he is in love with Lucy via dreams, and attempts to "woo" her (thanks, Elfman). It doesn't end well. ...At first. Features some beautiful descriptions, and the way the author weaves the dreams with reality is breathtaking.

Adamantine by Miss Mungoe
  • Recommended by g3m1n1
  • Pairing: Gajeel/Levy
  • Synopsis: Theirs was not a relationship that got off at an easy start. Unyielding in their convictions, he is as intent on backing away as she is on moving forward. Set during the Magic Tournament. Now officially AU.
  • Comments: A little Darker and Edgier, and the author specifically warns of violence.

Hard Liquor by Miss Mungoe
  • Recommended by g3m1n1
  • Pairing: Gajeel/Levy, Natsu/Lucy
  • Synopsis: AU set in the Magnolia-version of New York during the 1920s Prohibition. In a world of hostile takeovers, bootleggers and speakeasies, two prejudiced individuals learn that getting along is about as easy as drinking in public.
  • Comments: It's fun to see how the author adopts Fairy Tail to the 20s. For example, Gajeel is a former boxer turned enforcer turned bootlegger. What's not to like?

The Baby Problem by Bonney Q
  • Recommended by Neo Ankara, Sayacha
  • Pairing: Gray/Juvia with some Gajeel/Levy, Natsu/Lucy, Fried/Mirajane, and Alzack/Bisca
  • Synopsis: Pre Time Skip - Juvia, now a 23 year old woman, is pregnant with the baby of her long time crush Gray Fullbuster and she's freaking out. Join Juvia on this amazing journey discovering how to be a mother and still be a Fairy Tail's mage.
  • Comments: This fic explores the relationship between Gray and Juvia, and their quest of becoming parents and their relationship as more than friends and less than lovers ( though it doesn't stay this way for long). Also included is a curse that's been on Juvia's family for generations, and Gray's desperation to somehow lift it before it's too late. The author's native language is not English, so there are some grammar and spelling issues, but these shrink down noticeably as the fic goes on.
  • Tags: Suggestive scenes.

Time is the Path to Strength by Repiece
  • Recommended by Epic Ebi
  • Synopsis: Zeref sends Natsu back in time to grow stronger in order to defeat him and protect his friends who died during the fight with him. Now Natsu has to relive his battles, but this time as a much stronger mage.
  • Pairing: Natsu/Harem
  • Comment: A great time-travel story with very strong characterisation. Natsu really shows his dark side when he thinks about what happened on Tenro Island, and the harem is very well pulled off; everyone gets a good amount of time with Natsu on certain chapters.
  • Tags: There are lemons, but chapter 20 and future chapters with sex in them will be here: [1] or here: [[tp://]]

He Says, She Says by Ice of the Kitsune's Fire
  • Recommended by serpentchan
  • Pairing: Natsu/Lucy
  • Synopsis: Hilarious series of confusions leads to Natsu believing he's carrying Lucy's child.
  • Comments: It paints everyone as a tad bit denser and more prone to fainting than they are in the manga, but that only serves to make it more hilarious.

The Iron Knight by kurisu313
  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Pairing: Levy/Gajeel with some Natsu/Lucy, Elfman/Evergreen, Erza/Gerard (Jellal), etc
  • Synopsis: Medieval AU. Sir Redfox (Gajeel) is intrigued by a peasant girl (Levy) and buys her from her parents.
  • Comments: Interesting AU where Levy goes from rags to riches and slowly gets her knight to see her as an equal rather than as property.
  • Tags: Rated T

Denialby feari teiru
  • Recommended by mrfoxy
  • Pairing: Levy/Gajeel
  • Synopsis: For Levy, denial isn't just a river.
  • Comments: Hilarious one shot with all characters extremely IN CHARACTER. Genuinely a funny story that borders on crack but is still strangely believable.
  • Tags: Rated T

The Dragon's Regret by Insanelee
  • Recommended by Shattered Faith
  • Pairing: Natsu/Lisanna
  • Synopsis: Natsu goes on the S-Class mission with his fiancÚ, Lisanna and her siblings. However, even with him there, the loss of a family member is inevitable. What would happen to Natsu as a result of this outcome? Will Natsu stay the same or will his dark past arise and take over?
  • Tags: Darkfic. Rated M.

Lost Magic by Serpent Tailed Angel
  • Recommended by Dellanotte
  • Pairing: Erza/Jellal
  • Synopsis: When Jellal messes up an ancient spell he finds himself pregnant with Erza's child. And to make matters worse, when her friends find out, he has to live with her. Pre Tower of Heaven. Mpreg, obviously.
  • Comments: Original Flavor that quickly diverges from canon, and the way that Hilarity Ensues whilst derailing evil plans must be seen to be believed. Especially when told from the perspective of a decidedly snarky Evil!Jellal.
  • Tags: Mpreg, Alternate Universe

but i'll be damned if i see another chick on your arm by CalaveraCandiedSkull
  • Recommended by: Nroque18
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: This is what happens when Dragon Slayers find out their "mates" have begun seeing other people. In other words, it's pretty dang hilarious.
  • Pairings: Wendy/Romeo, Natsu/Lucy, Gajeel/Levy
  • Tags: Rated K+, so it's pretty safe.


Ice-And-Water by SailorStar9 Crossover with Sailor Moon
  • Recommended by Gun Master_J
  • Status Ongoing
  • Synopsis 'Ultear wasn't Ul's only child. When Queen Serenity's 'Teleport' spell malfunctioned, Mizuno Ami was sent into the Fairy Tail world as Ul's younger daughter. Ul has Gray promise he'd take care of Ulyo before casting the 'Iced Shell' on Deliora. Now moved over to Sailor Moon x-overs because I'm adding the Senshi in later.
  • Pairing Grey/Ami aka Ulyo
  • Comments: A very unique and different read and Take on both Fairy Tail and the Sailor Moon universes. Very well written and under-admired. 100 Chapters and counting!
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  • Link: Mage of Fairy Tail by Tenrousha
    • Recommended by Masterbow
    • Pairing: Erza/Link
    • Synopsis: A crossover with The Legend of Zelda. After his defeat in Ocarina of Time, Ganondorf attempts to drag Link into the dimension of his banishment with him. Link retaliates, but the result sends him hurling through dimensions to land in Earthland, back in his child's body. Follows storyline of Fairy Tail with Link added to the mix while he tries to find a way to return to Hyrule.
    • Comments: This is not an average sent to a new world fic, Link as been in Earthland for 8 years when the story starts and has relationships with the characters and his own orginal story that are expanded in flashbacks.
      • A little bit of YMMV here. On one hand, it is a fairly good fic and Link's magic is explored pretty well. On the other hand, Link has a problem with being a Spotlight-Stealing Squad, often taking Natsu's fights and leaving him as a bit of a background character.
      • For me, it was great and felt like it had a solid grasp on how Link would act, until he started to talk. Once he started to actively participate in every conversation and gave up his Heroic Mime status, he started to feel like another Erza, just with different equipment.

    In Death's Best Interests: A Guild's Protector by I.-.-.I Kuroyagi I.-.-.I
    • Recommended by: Epic Ebi
    • Synopsis: Death is impartial. It never takes part in people's conflicts or quarrels. But Death is not supposed to be human. That sole fact changes the equation completely. He got there through a strange anomaly and now, Ichigo Kurosaki, finds himself in Earthland; watching over a rambunctious organization called Fairy Tail and its reckless members. Team Natsu being his main frustration.
    • Comments: Simply a marvellous read. Everyone is in character, the pacing is excellent despite numerous time-skips to highlight the main points of each arc where Fairy Tail's members are close to death (this is mostly chapter 1; chapter 2 doesn't do it as much), and the plot overall is simply top-notch. And its ending? It will warm your heart the same way Fairy Tail does. Everyone has to read this; it must not be missed.

    A New Hero In A New Land by Verdalt1
    • Recommended by: kinglugia
    • Synopsis: A land where Magic is not secluded, a land where Dragons and mystical creatures still exist. In another world lies a lone hero who strive for the happiness of everyone. Fate seems to work on the strangest of ways... then again, a hero's duty is never done, right?

    Fairy Without Wings by draconichero21
    • Recommended by: Epic Ebi
    • Synopsis: Kallen Kozuki is a 17 year old mage. She's been kicked out of two guilds and seen the fall of a third. She's come to Fiore's town of Loreon to meet a mage consultant that might help her with her inability to control her power, which leads her to have the opportunity to join the mage guild Knightmare Frame.
    • Tags: AU for Code Geass Canon. Rated M (mature audiences)
    • Comments: Fans of Soul Chess who are familiar with Fairy Tail should be - if they aren't already - all over this story. The author himself has stated that he is much happier with this story than the majority of Soul Chess. And it really shows. His characters are near-flawless, the fights have almost drastically improved, the plot feels a lot more well thought-out... If you're looking for a new long-running series under draconichero's name, this is the best choice.

    The Fire Shadow of Fairy Tail by Paradox Jast
    • Recommended by: Tzic
    • Synopsis: War is hell. It took a while, but Naruto finally understood Pain's words. However, the war becomes the least of his worries when he is brutally thrust from his homeland into the great unknown. Welcome to Earthland. Population: Mages. Nin nin! Naruto x Erza, Naruto x Ultear?
    • Tags: Slight FT AU with the divergences growing as the story progresses. Rated T.

    The Celestial Suicide Mage by KingofZeroX
    • Recommended by Shadow Arisato
    • Crossover over with Persona 3
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: The R-System activates early, bringing a certain blue-haired protagonist to a new world. How will he cope with it? What will he change? And why does he so often get confused with a 'Celestial Spirit Mage? Do they shoot themselves in the head to summon beings of mass destruction too?
    • Tags: AU. Rated M for language.
    • Comments: The story takes place after Persona 3, so there are spoilers from the game.

    Opening Dangerous Gates by LadyD0544
    • Recommended by ultimomant
    • Crossover with Bleach
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: Shortly after the Grand Magic Games arc, Lucy acquires a black key that summons a random Shinigami every time it is used and a white key that summons a random Arrancar every time it is used. This makes her a target for the demons from the Book of Zeref, who claim the keys belong to him.
    • Comments: Has lots of Ship Tease between numerous characters. The author has noted to wanting to showcase as many Bleach characters as possible, so the fic is set before the Winter War. Has a trope page.
    Any fanfics which are based on Original Characters, placed in the setting of this series.

    Crystallux by Halcyon Night
    • Recommended by Rage Against The Author
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: 'How did he get himself into these kinds of situations' - Carbuncle, a young agent trained in espionage and subterfuge, is forced by the Magic Council into infiltrating the deadly Dark Guild Oracion Seis. Formerly independent, he has to work together with an eclectic group to survive.
    • Comments: A wonderful Send Your OCs story. In fact, the best I've read. Halcyon really has a knack for handling OCs, finding ways to deal even with horrible MarySues sent her way. The jokes are hilarious and the grammar's good to boot! Read it if you need your faith in OCs restored. Also: Carbuncle's Bitchiness says hi.

    Dragons Among Us by GaleSynch
    • Recommended by Rexan
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: AU: I wished someone had told me beforehand that life in Fairy Tail world wasn't easy. The thrill of being a mage couldn't quite compensate for the problems I'm going through. [Self-Insert, Male OC]
    • Comments: It's obviously a Self-Insert, but it's actually good. Some characters may be a little off, but it's possibly because the story starts before canon does. Oh, yeah, and these guys show up too.

    Flitting Dreams by Riseha
    • Recommended by Rexan
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: AU, Waking up in a world that's eerily perfect, in the body of a stranger child, a girl chases after a stranger who claims to know the way home; but when she discovers the truth about this perfect world she must decide the value of her own life before condemning another to a fate worse than death, or killing herself to save them. Self Insert, SI, OC.
    • Comments: Another Self-Insert, though well-written. Laxus-centric. Unfortunately, the author has not updated in a while.

    Child of Heaven by jacques0
    • Recommended by Sarcasticgirl777
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Pairing: Erza/OC
    • Synopsis: Throw a stone into a river and it causes ripples...A soft spoken yet courageous girl get thrown into the world of Fairy Tail and she start to cause ripples...some she might not be even aware of...Self insert.
    • Tags: AU. femslash
    • Comments: Most of the characters from the original series are in character. There are a few other OCs added into the story, but they help to build up Eve. Eve herself seems to fit in pretty well with the whole cast of Fairy Tail and helps to bring in more depth to them as well. The author does a good job of sprinkling little hints throughout the story of what is to come and also has a penchant for cliffhangers. The author at least updates her story weekly so we aren't usually waiting for too long. As a side note, the pairing for this story is refreshing and their interactions are heartwarming. A definite must-read if you are a huge fan of Fairy Tail and enjoy seeing how one new character is able to add more to the story.
    • Comment: Also check out the author's side story which shows other characters' perspectives about Eve and the rest of the story. ''Falling-Stars

    The Brightholt Chronicles, by Origm2012
    • Recommended by Hunting Highand Low
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Pairing: None yet, but more than a few OC/OC pairs are likely.
    • Synopsis: (From the story's description) An affluent town on the West coast of Fiore is home to 3 guilds. They'll compete for incoming recruits, protect Brightholt City from danger, and battle against one another for dominance.
    • Comments: Best SYOC I know, with excelent attention to detail, a huge yet fairly detailed cast, and a good bit of world building all the while. A must-read for fans of SYOC.

    Ultimate Fairy by Ultimate10
    • Recommended by Wildpaw1
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Pairing: Erza/Ben
    • Synopsis: Ben Tennyson has found himself in another universe, one filled with magic he never imagined. While there he befriends a group of wizards and joins their guild called Fairy Tail. Many crazy adventures then ensue. Note: This story was adopted from The Incredible Muffin. Ch.7 and beyond is my work. Editing done by Vandenbz. Ben X Erza
    • Comments: Though I was admittedly unsure of the crossover, it is well done by Ultimate10 and worth the read.