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.Epistle by Shadowling
Recommended by lettergirlmj
Pairings: hints of Gon/Killua
Synopsis: It's been five years since Gon and Killua parted and Killua began traveling with Alluka, but thoughts of his friends still linger in his everyday life. When the siblings return to the Republic of Padokia to celebrate an old holiday, Killua finds himself reflecting on his old relationship with Gon and what he wants out of life now.
Comments: One of the most perfect character-study pieces about Killua, hands down. The mythology behind the titular "Epistle" holiday is fascinating on its own as well.
Synopsis: Killua runs. For Gon's sake. (Set after the Chimera Ant arc. Warning for Character Death.)
Comments: This fic incorporates some canon from the arc that follows the Chimera Ant arc, but as that arc was still ongoing at the time, this fic is now an Alternate Universe. Spoilers for Alluka and Alluka's abilities. Very sad.
Synopsis: This had become a daily routine for the silver-haired boy, as essential as eating and sleeping. The man on the bed never responded, but the silver-haired boy had grown used to having a silent and unresponsive audience.
Comments: A fic that deals with the aftermath of chapter 307. Sad, but has an uplifting ending.
Synopsis: It's nobody's fault that they lost touch, but there's still plenty of blame to go around. (In which Killua is a terrible role model, Gon hasn't changed a bit except for where he has, and fights to the death are the solution to everything.)
Comments: For those who were unhappy with the events of chapter 338 of the manga, this story is the perfect feel-good fic. Spoilers for the last few chapters of the manga, of course.
Synopsis: A hunter named Yuki and Killua fall in love. Unfortunately, Killua had killed her family during his previous life as an assassin, though she doesn't realize that for a while.
Comments: Quite well done. The characters are sharply defined, and the romance proceeds smoothly, if a bit rushed. Killua seems slightly off, though there's not any one point that I could point to. Nen seems a bit downplayed, and there are at least a few plot turns where it could've been used to solve or prevent problems but isn't.
Synopsis: His hands are covered with pitch black strings. Her hands are bare. A crimson thread connects them both.
Comments: This piece turned out to be so interesting and engaging, and even though it's not finished yet, the author captures the spirit of York Shin and the darkness behind Hisoka's character so well. I got chills when I read this! If you've ever wanted Hisoka to be pulled into this destructive, taunting romance, then this is a must read.
Synopsis: Kurapika had a question. Should he feel unfortunate, for losing the only Scarlet Eyes that he thought he had retrieved, and knowing that Kuroro Lucifer; his nemesis, had finally broken free from his Chain of Judgement? Or should he feel fortunate that he actually bumped into him in his task to retrieve some ancient relic? One thing for sure: the appearance of a genie definitely spelled D-O-O-M.
Comments: Plays well on the differences between Kuroro and Kurapika, and gradually develops Kurapika's character into finally forgiving the vendetta against the Spiders and finally accepting that revenge isn't the best way to go.
Pairings: Hisoka/Illumi (Warning for non-explicit dub-con/drugged sex in the second half)
Synopsis: Sequel to The Joker and The Queen - Hisoka takes it upon himself to sabotage Illumi's work. The only scenario more annoying would be Illumi actually requiring the help of his saboteur... Letting the poison just kill him would be significantly easier.
Synopsis: When it comes to Killua, Gon has a right to know these things.
Comments: This fic probably has the best characterization Iíve ever read of Gon yet. A lot of times people write Gon like this innocent little thing that needs gentle, loving care, when in fact, Gon is difficult as hell to deal with and his curiosity and lack of shame knows no bounds.