Fanfic Recs / Hey Arnold!

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  • Recommended by: powerespect
  • A fantastic author and one of the best for Arnold x Helga fics. A few oneshots and quite a few multi-chapter fics. They do get quite long though, with the longest one being over 800,000 words!

Estrelle Buscador
  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
  • A wonderful author who writes some of the best Arnold x Helga fics I have ever read. They're full of sweet moments, and every single character remains in character.

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.

Dear Arnold: Letters from Hillwood by Perhapsormaybe
  • Recommended by: Masterbow
  • Status: Complete
  • It's a simple high school extra credit project - write a letter to Arnold. His friends in Hillwood are all having some hard times...but letters to their old friend seem to make it feel better. Some Helga/Arnold eventually.
  • Notes: A story carrying on from the planned end of the show that captures the essence of the show.

A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way by Cybra
  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Someone reflects upon the kindness he's shown them while she listens to his own problem.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Breathing Air by NERD-AVENGER
  • Helga/Brainy
  • recommended by: Charsi
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: The story focuses on the progress of Brainy's feelings for Helga.

Never Too Late by kitkatbar17
  • recommended by: thecarolinabull01
  • Status: Complete
  • Helga/Arnold
  • Synopsis Helga has made a lot of mistakes in her lifetime. Finally, things are starting to look up again, but her past still comes back to haunt her. When her daughter befriends an old classmate, she is certain the relationship is yet another dead end. But as fate would have it, Helga learns it is never too late for love.
  • Comments: The story moves at a rather quick pace, but other than that it's a great look into the futures of Arnold and Helga.

Sour Apple and Valentines by Mouse9
  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Helga/Arnold
  • Synopsis: There's a basket on Helga's desk. And nobody seems to know who it's from.

All Our Secrets Laid Bare by Reinamy
  • Recommended by: The Lucky Cat
  • Status: In-progress
  • Pairing: Helga/Arnold
  • Synopsis: They're best friends, but he wishes they could be so much more than that.

A Rainy December by pottergal
  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Helga/Arnold
  • Synopsis: It's December and people start getting sick left and right. What's all this got to do with Helga and Arnold? Well, you'll just have to read and find out!

Pataki Magi Helga Magica by Mokichan 2
  • recommended by: The Otaku Ninja
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: *CONCLUDED 15-01-14* Helga encounters a creature that offers to grant her one wish. But looks can be deceiving - she soon learns that wishes come at a terrible price, and friendships are pushed to the breaking point...
  • Comments: A crossover that works surprisingly well, with twists and turns that make it feel like the original Madoka Magica. Also, the fic has an interesting take on Lila that makes her a lot more interesting as a character...