Fanfic Recs / Naruto Oneshot And Short Fics

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150 Things Konoha Shinobi Are Not Allowed To Do by Pridefall

Akamaru Says by WatchingAsYouFall
  • Recommended by: Aka Shika
  • Synopsis: Shikamaru has always been friends with Kiba and Kiba has always been friends with Akamaru. Shikamaru has gotten used to the dog "saying" things, but is Akamaru really saying them, or is it Kiba?
  • Pairing: Shikamaru/Kiba
  • Comments: WAFF-y fic that borders on diabetic with its sweetness.

Anko's Apprentice by Yamamato
  • Recommended by: Glasvask, Robinton
  • Synopsis: The Chunin Exams would have ended a lot differently if Anko had been Naruto's teacher.
  • Comments: Told from Kakashi's POV in first person. Despite that, I like it.

As Opposed To What Everyone Says by Mistress of Sarcasm
  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Synopsis: It is not Uzumaki Naruto’s determination that Hyuuga Hinata first falls in love with. It's his eyes. Uzumaki Naruto’s first impression of one Hyuuga Hinata is not of a shy, dark, weird person. It's of his perfect woman.
  • Pairing: Naruto/Hinata

Atonement by Audemed
  • Recommended by: Walking Oedipus, Unclouded TJ
  • Synopsis: A curious doctor delves into the case of a permanent psych-ward patient. A scenario in which Naruto develops a split personality, thinks he is Sasuke. Hard to explain, but it's enjoyable.

Automatic by Dayadhvam
  • Recommended by: Pastykake
  • Synopsis: Gaara's shield defense is automatic: he has never had to consciously think about ordering the sand where it is needed. Kankurou and Temari have always known this.
  • Comments: Well-written, and gave me fluffy feelings. —Pastykake

Blessed Event by Lucillia
  • Recommended by: KtheCloud
  • Synopsis: In which Obito enters the cave where Naruto was born a little early.

Candlelight by DrerrRedclaw
  • Recommended by: Alrune
  • Synopsis: How much can you do for someone? Especially for someone you're not even in love with?
  • Pairing: Shikamaru/Temari
  • Comments: Rather ancient but hasn't lost an inch of its quality in 6 years. —Alrune

Catch 22 by The Sh33p
  • Recommended by: Mcnickel, Unclouded TJ
  • Synopsis: A series of fan ideas about the history of Naruto that were thunk up before Canon slapped it in the face (circa January 2006).

Cheaters Prosper by drakensis
  • Recommended by: Mcnickel, Komodo Classic, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Synopsis: What's with all this fighting fair? Naruto's going to win ninja-fashion, by hook by crook and all within the rules... technically.

Contrary to Popular Belief Mistress of Sarcasm
  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Synopsis: Haruno Sakura has never loved Uchiha Sasuke before the instant he whispers thank you. Uchiha Sasuke has loved Haruno Sakura ever since the instant he first lays eyes on her when he is five-years-old.
  • Pairing: Sasuke/Sakura

Convergence by blacknoise
  • Recommended by: Synonyms
  • Synopsis: Semi-AU where Obito and Kakashi could be in prolonged contact without one of them dying or being arrested. A unique love story hidden in pain.
  • Pairing: Kakashi/Obito
  • Comments: While I'm usually not a very big fan of Kakashi/Obito, mostly because of Obito's insane troll logic of a reason for destroying people's life in the manga, this completely blew my mind. A must-read for anyone who can read.

Death's Precipice by The Sh33p
  • Recommended by: RazorSmile
  • Synopsis: Rock Lee wonders what it's like to stand on the edge of Death's precipice. Tonight, he's going to find out.

Deep Cover by demonicnargles
  • Recommended by: Lustheron
  • Synopsis: He had been pretending for so long that he didn't notice when his act became his reality.

Everyday by angel puppeteer
  • Recommended by: pika09, Cinderflame, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sasuke orders Sakura to marry him. She agrees, but only upon the condition that he must first spend a day without her. It got worse.
  • Notes: Has a companion story, A Day.

Excuses by sweetsheart
  • Recommended by: Dellanotte
  • Synopsis: Jiraiya and Orochimaru have decided it's entirely unfair that, one week out of the month, Tsunade gets to do light training while they have to work themselves to the bone – so they decide it's best to investigate. Young!Sannin.

The Eye of the Beholder by Mistress of Sarcasm
  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Synopsis: It doesn't matter how many times you fall down, but how many times you get back up. Hinata through Hiashi's eyes.

The Fair Maiden by Tozette
  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Synopsis: Medieval AU. Princess Ino has been kidnapped by the terrible dragon Sakura! Brave knights Chouji and Shikamaru must rescue her from the fearsome beast. It... does not go entirely as expected.
  • Pairing: Sakura/Ino

Hear Her Roar by Mistress of Sarcasm
  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Synopsis: AU. It's about time Sasuke learns what it means to take a kunoichi on. Badass!Sakura.

Hell by Lucillia
  • Recommended by: KtheCloud, Robinton
  • Synopsis: An elderly Naruto has a seal blow up in his face and gets a brief glimpse of his idea of Hell...

Hero by Agent Malkere
  • Recommended by: Hatted Halfling, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Synopsis: Sakura was never meant to be a hero but in the end she became one anyway.
  • Comments: A character study of Sakura, written in 2010, so obviously non-canon compliant at this point, but still definitely worth checking out. If you like Sakura, or just wish she’d had a chance to be more, then take a look.

Himawari, Hokage for a Day by Ziltoid
  • Recommended by: Happy Man
  • Synopsis: Himawari isn't pleased that her daddy didn't show up in person on her birthday. Logically, she demands something from him to make it up to her. Himawari has to be Hokage for an entire day. It all seemed so innocent…
  • Comments: The idea of Konoha being ruled by a six year old girl, even just for a day, it's just as hilarious as it sounds, bot in and out of universe. Worth mention the few accomplishments Himawari managed to achieve under her short tenure. Also, if you're a super fan of Boruto you may not like this since he's pretty much a Butt Monkey.

Hokage Kakashi by Mirror and Image
  • Recommended by: Veloren, Komodo Classic, Robinton
  • Synopsis: Whoever thought Hatake Kakashi would make a great Hokage needed to be killed. Slowly.
  • Comments: Has a similar half-crack-half-almost-serious tone as A Bad Week At The Wizengamot.

In All Honesty by Mistress of Sarcasm
  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Synopsis: Nara Shikamaru doesn’t even think Ino is pretty until they are eight. Yamanaka Ino decides to marry Shikamaru the day she meets him.
  • Pairing: Shikamaru/Ino

Joy Ride by firefly
  • Recommended by: Thriaemis
  • Synopsis: Still in the days when Team 7 carried out missions with Kakashi, and wind up on assignment to deliver the first and LAST car of Konoha's history with a particular quirky copynin driving. The reason why Konoha has no cars? Blame Kakashi.

A Justifiable Excuse by rayemars
  • Recommended by: Neo Shiraku
  • Synopsis: Uchiha Itachi, there is no sin in killing your clan when they are only imposters.

Killing it by dawnstruck
  • Recommended by: Synonyms
  • Synopsis: A year after Jiraiya's death, a new Icha Icha volume gets published. Self-declared Number One Fan, Hatake Kakashi, grows suspicious, but keeps buying them anyway.
  • Pairing: Naruto/Sasuke

Legendary Perverts by warai kitsune
  • Recommended by: Mcnickel
  • Synopsis: One of the things they never point out about the legendary Sannin is that each have these little...quirks. Something that this fic addresses.

Lessons by Elizabeth Culmer
  • Recommended by: Komodo Classic
  • Synopsis: Umino Iruka is a good ninja and a good man. But nobody is born with all the answers.
  • Comments: Just a oneshot about Iruka and how and why he became a teacher.

Lies by H.E. Gray
  • Recommended by: Komodo Classic, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Synopsis: It's nearly pathetic how easy it is to fool a village full of ninjas. Iruka lies so much that he can hardly remember the truth.
  • Comments: A dark Alternate Character Interpretation of Iruka. Chills, tropers. Chills.

The life and times of Hatake Kakashi, the long-suffering jōnin-sensei by FeelingsDusk
  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Synopsis: Kakashi is being trolled. He doesn’t know how that can be, but he knows with utmost certainty that he’s being trolled somehow.
  • Tags: Implied Peggy Sue

Like Me by KonohasBlackReaper
  • Recommended by: Antivash
  • Synopsis: During a run in with Orochimaru, Sakura and her friends find themselves outmatched. He discusses Team seven and the Sannin team, looking for who matches who. Orochimaru's observations shock everyone. A short one shot. (Directly from
  • Comments: An interesting look at Naruto and his pranking attitude. Maybe not the most original, but certainly well done. Probably less of a story and more of a character piece.

Martyr by jmtothemusic
  • Recommended by: Synonyms
  • Synopsis: When it comes to Sasuke Uchiha, there is a whole side of selfishness involved in despising yourself.
  • Comments: Alternate Character Interpretation of Sasuke and Naruto after the war.

The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth by Mistress of Sarcasm
  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Synopsis: What is a man, to a woman who has sweat and lost and bled for the strenght to smile?

A Meeting Between Heaven and Earth by BukkakeNoJutsu
  • Recommended by: RazorSmile
  • Synopsis: Pein's brutal razing of Konoha tests Naruto's mettle in ways he never expected or wanted. As a jinchuuriki, genin, summoner, sage, and aspiring Hokage, this is what is means to be Uzumaki Naruto with his village on the brink of annihilation.
  • Comments: A deeper treatment of Sage Mode than the mere power-up it is in canon and the best Naruto v. Sasuke fight scene you will ever see.

Movie Script by Mistress of Sarcasm
  • Recommended by: Mcnickel, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Synopsis: Sakura thinks that their lives would make a great movie. In fact, she's already written the script...

A Naruto Mary-Sue Alphabet by Madame Mayhem
  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
  • Synopsis: A is for Amaya, a very common name. Many Sues are named this, and they're all the same...
  • Comments: Pretty much Exactly What It Says on the Tin - an alphabet of Mary Sues in the Naruto fandom.

A Night On The Town by Hideyori Onsen
  • Recommended by: Mcnickel
  • Synopsis: Naruto always runs into drunken angry mobs in Konoha. But Konoha is a big place surely they can't all be angry all the time right?

Nonsensical Gallery by Christopher Scott
  • Recommended by: Mcnickel
  • Synopsis: A series of occasionally connecting stories, of very high quality, though YMMV, as with any.

Only a Ghost of a Hope by phoenixyfriend
  • Recommended by: jtblion
  • Synopsis: He was dead. She knew that. So why did she keep seeing him?

Only Bastards Rise by BukkakeNoJutsu
  • Recommended by: RazorSmile
  • Synopsis: Uzumaki Naruto has learned everything from his mistakes. Anyone who thinks otherwise is dead wrong.

The Opposite of Reflection by coincident
  • Recommended by: Kraesil
  • Synopsis: The man who destroyed Kiragakure, and the woman who saved it. A fairly long—as in roughly 14k words long—fic filling in the gaps left by canon when it comes to Mei's rise to Godaime Mizukage. She certainly doesn't do it the normal way—if there is such a thing as "normal" in the shinobi world.

Parallels by Mistress of Sarcasm
  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Synopsis: They look at Team 7, and all they see is the tragedy of the Sannin created anew. They are wrong.

Reiteration by Aka Mainyu
  • Recommended by: Elector Dark, Kazeto
  • Synopsis: A Nameless Narrative oneshot (although names are given in the tags) that seems to tell of Naruto's rotten future.
  • Comments: YMMV, but this troper found it chilling.

Remember? by ieatwithchopsticks
  • Recommended by: A-Tisket,A-Tasket
  • Synopsis: Deidara is confronted by an ANBU, a young kunoichi named Hana. Deidara knows Hana, but is unaware that the woman he is facing off with, in a fight to the death, is the same person he once cared so much for.

She Loves by Fantastical Queen Ebony Black
  • Recommended by: Akatsuki Daybreak
  • Synopsis: A poem from the perspective of Gaara's mother as she slowly spirals into insanity as Gaara's birth nears.

Standing Tall by Aqualoner
  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Synopsis: Hinata is never noticed, until one day she is.

Stolen Light by Silver Haired Seireitou
  • Recommended by: LastationLover5000
  • Synopsis: A short one-shot where Madara reflects on the state of the world, and his own past, as he casts the Infinite Tsukyomi.
  • Comments: While brief, it's a rather interesting look into the psyche of the infamous Madara Uchiha, whom I think everyone can agree is a psychopath. This story actually sums up how I sympathized with Madara fairly well — in fact, this story places it in words more eloquent than I could come up with — and it could make those of you who hate Madara see him in a different light. Or, you might not change your opinion at all. Give this quick one-shot a read and decide for yourself. —LastationLover5000

Take a Stand by cywscross
  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Synopsis: When Haruno Sakura looked around her and realized she had become far more than she had ever thought she could be, she was, oddly enough, waging another verbal war against her parents.

Tempered in Flames by Mistress of Sarcasm
  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Synopsis: The people of Konohagakure send a message to their enemies: This will end in fire.

Through Stitches by firefly
  • Recommended by: beeruckzII, Pastykake
  • Synopsis: A ripped shirt. That's all Gaara communicated with, sending one every time his siblings attempted conversation.
  • Comments: Absolutely heartbreaking! You WILL cry! —beeruckzll

Troubling New Developments by SicTransitGloria
  • Recommended by: Dellanotte, Long Live Humour, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Synopsis: The genin kunoichis have hit puberty. Their senseis are traumatised.

Truth Be Told by Mistress of Sarcasm
  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Synopsis: Hyuuga Neji falls for Tenten the day she almost broke his nose. Tenten doesn't think of Hyuuga Neji as boyfriend material until an hour before he confesses.
  • Pairing: Neji/Tenten

Turned Traitor by Diva-esque
  • Recommended by: Mcnickel, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Synopsis: Three traitors, three other ways things could have gone.

Uchiha 1001 by angel puppeteer
  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Synopsis: How many times would you say I love you? How long before he understood?
  • Pairing: Sasuke/Sakura
  • Notes: Has a sequel, Uchiha 1002.

An Unexpected Adventure in the Minds of Others by Zenthisoror
  • Recommended by: winternightingale
  • Synopsis: The Sage of the Six Paths had planned his Grand Entrance to perfection. That plan had not involved arriving early and getting lost on the outer perimeters of Naruto and Sasuke's Minds. Since neither Mind wants to die any time soon, guides have been sent to help the Sage get back on schedule.
  • Comments: One of those rare fics where your brain instantly goes "canon freaking accepted". Also very very funny. I love everything in this fic, including the fact that Itachi's crow shitted all over Naruto's mind.

The Uzumaki's Peace by The Pro
  • Recommended by: RazorSmile, Pastykake
  • Synopsis: The end of the Fourth Shinobi World War was the herald of greatness, and an era of peace and prosperity was ushered in on the shoulders of a legend. In the world of shinobi, however, nothing is ever as it seems. And five years later, all is not well.
  • Comments:
    • An old Kage has a discussion with a new one and Hilarity Ensues. Peace through superior firepower taken to its utmost conclusion; it's a beautiful thing. —RazorSmile
    • I don't see what's hilarious about it, but it's well-written. It's interesting how (to me, at least) neither side is completely wrong in the scenario that's laid out. —Pastykake

Wakaru? by DoragonkasaiTsubasa
  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Synopsis: Luck is a fickle thing, and not everyone is guaranteed a portion of it. But whoever said you can't make things work? SI-OC.
  • Notes: Also recommended on the Naruto For Want Of A Nail Fics page.

Wayne, what happened to those fountains! by Meinos Kaen
  • Recommended by: Mirage, Nitramy, Unclouded TJ
  • Synopsis: Naruto returns to Konoha and finally works up the courage to confess his true feelings to the love of his life.
  • Pairing: Naruto/Sakura's mother

A Woman's Touch by Mistress of Sarcasm
  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Synopsis: There is a kunoichi placed on each and every team. This is why.

Your Fault by Sarah1281
  • Recommended by: Pom Rania
  • Synopsis: In the afterlife, a few of the most likely suspects try to figure out which one of them was the most responsible for the myriad of problems facing the ninja world.
  • Comments: I laughed a lot.