Fanfic Recs / Ouran High School Host Club

Proof that the remaining 10% is worth joining a host club full of goofballs here.

These are recommendations made by Tropers for Ouran High School Host Club fanfics, 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.

You can also add to the current recommendations if you want. Refrain from posting Conversation in the Main Page though; that goes in the discussion page. Discussion of the recommendation is welcome on the discussion page. As such discussion is important, do remember to add the discussion page to the watchlist if need be.

Do warn when a fanfic may head into sexually explicit or non-canon territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business.

    open/close all folders 

    Authors and Websites 

Anything by Sciathan file
  • Recommended by Clandestine Clear
  • This author's work is truly amazing. Her characterization is flawless, her writing is excellent, and her plots are always fascinating. She writes a lot of genres, from fluff to humor to angst, so be sure to check out all of her fics.

    General Fics 

The Search for the Perfect Pencil by Luxraye
  • Recommended by: Prolnasia
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Remember the Host Club selling Haruhi's pencil? Months later, Tamaki still feels guilty, so he and the rest of the host club come up with a plan! A plan involving pencils, other cute stationery, and a "commoner's" store! ...What? There's a grumpy Kyouya involved? AHHHHHHHH! Months after Haruhi's mechanical pencil is sold by the Host Club, guilty Tamaki gets the whole Host Club together to create a stationery store just for Haruhi and asks her to pick something out. Hilarity soon follows.
  • Tags: Humor, One-Shot, Friendship

Castle Down by schlorp
  • Recommended by: Marlee Cross
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: All she ever wanted was to live life in a fairytale, but, unfortunately, not all fairytales have happy endings.
  • Tags: Kyouya's mother centric, Tragedy, Family

Its a wonderfully splendid magnificent life by sciathan file
  • Recommended by: Marlee Cross
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Events occur that cause Tamaki to reevaluate his decision to come to Japan... however, intervention becomes necessary to show him just how much his absence will effect everyone he knows.
  • Pairing(s): Tamaki/Haruhi, but it's not the focus of the story.
  • Tags: One-shot, GEN

Lost Without You by Miss Light Bright
  • Recommended by: ladyofthelibrary
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After a horrible fight between Hikaru and Kaoru, Kaoru suddenly goes missing. He's been kidnapped and tortured. Will Hikaru find and save his little brother?
  • Tags: Torture and character death, No slash, no lemon. Just brotherly love.

Phoenix by Cybra
  • Recommended by: Galaxysoup
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The third son of the Otori family was dead, and nobody had ever noticed.
  • Tags: Drabble, One-shot

Six Days of Worry; or How Laundry Makes Everything Better by treeflamingo
  • Recommended by: Galaxysoup
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Hani goes away for a week, Mori is is given a much unwanted vacation from his serve-and-protect duties.
  • Tags: Mori-Haruhi friendship fic, lovely and understated.

Miscalculation by No.13
  • Recommended by: Universes Visit
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: On his father's suggestion Kyouya proceeds to befriend a new transfer student at Ouran. However, while Kyouya and the other Host Club members notice something off about him early on, Kyouya does not anticipate the outcome correctly.
  • Tags: Drama
  • Comments: The only Fan Fiction I have ever read, that portrays Kyouya's father as something other than a heinous villain or simply a Jerk Ass that doesn't give a damn about his sons. Definitely worth your time...

     Alternate Universe Fics 

In The Circle Of Elemental Arms by Kryssa's flute
  • Recommended by: Ansela, Guessmyname, choir, Numbuh9494
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Magic runs strong in the students of Ouran, even in one klutzy scholarship student.
  • Tags: AU, Fantasy, Adventure
  • Comments: Has its own page here.
    • A magical AU fic where elementals live amongst normal humans, Ouran teaches elemancy at a high level, each of the Host Club members controls one of the elements (light, dark, fire, lightning, wind, earth and water) and the Host Club get dragged into a problem with group of elementals that are much more powerful and experienced than they are.

After the Clock Strikes Twelve and it's sequel And the Clock Only Echoes by Miss Mary Sue
  • Recommended by: Marlee Cross
  • Status: Comlete
  • Synopsis: Basically an AU of the anime ending in which Tamaki left with Eclair after Haruhi fell into the river instead of following her, resulting in him really, truly leaving Ouran for good and marrying Eclair.
  • Tags: AU-Canon Divergence, One-shot, Angst, Drama

Ouran High School Host Club shortfic by afrai
  • Recommended by: Roach Patrol
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A clutch of Ouran snippets, various pairings and occasional gen. May contain traces of Eyeshield 21, Discworld, Bleach and space pirate AU.
  • Tags: Drabble series, One-shot, AU

Not To Be by kygirl101
  • Recommended by: Marlee Cross
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Six scenarios in which the members of the Host Club...Were never born.
  • Tags: Tear Jerker, AU, Drama, Family

    Shipping Fics 

Daddy's Gonna Buy You A Looking Glass and its sequel A Wish to Assimilate the World by mercurial_wit
  • Recommended by Roach Patrol, choir, Galaxysoup
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Everyone/Everyone else, but kept PG-13
  • Synopsis: The more things change, the more things stay the same: after all the Host Club members graduate, they all move in to a big house and live together.

Monochrome by Ninja Shen
  • Recommended by Kchasm, Guessmyname
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing(s): Haruhi/Nekozawa
  • Synopsis: No evil is pure black, and no good is pure white. With a little initiation on Nekozawa's part, Haruhi begins to...ack, I can't write a synopsis of this that doesn't sound freaking cute.

Fractured fairy tale by Halicarnassus
  • Recommended by Marlee Cross
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Haruhi/Host Club
  • Synopsis: School may have ended but the Host Club boys refuse to go their separate ways or relinquish their claim on a certain commoner. Living together was their only solution. Society can go hang. But such a choice would come with a price.Kyoya knows that.

Cherish the Thunder by Grey's Princess
  • Recommended by Marlee Cross
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Tamaki/Haruhi
  • Synopsis: Ranka's perspective on Tamaki and Haruhi's relationship.

Eternal Love by Xdemon-alchemistX
  • Recommended by Marlee Cross
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing(s): Tamaki/Haruhi
  • Synopsis: A series of oneshots detailing Haruhi and Tamaki's relationship.

RolePlaying by Lex Marker
  • Recommended by Marlee Cross
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Tamaki/Haruhi
  • Synopsis: Just another day with our favorite hosts. You know, twins being suggestive, Kyouya being a bastard, Mori and Honey just doing their candy and stoic routine, and Tamaki playing with Haruhi. Well, let's see what happens when Haruhi decides to play along...

the weed is a flower by awintea
  • Recommended by Marlee Cross
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Benio/Haruhi, Tamaki/Haruhi, Nekozawa/Haruhi
  • Synopsis: Amakusa Benio is a gracious young woman who loves and accepts all maidens, the flowers that they are. However, she despises men - vulgar, awful things - and the one man Amakusa Benio hates above all is Suou Tamaki.

Too Late by Sigma Theta
  • Recommended by Marlee Cross
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: He is making a sandwich when he realizes, and it hits him hard enough to send the butter knife clattering to the floor.

Contradictory by fiftysix-luver
  • Recommended by ouran_fan
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Tamaki/Kyouya
  • Summary: Contrary to popular belief, Yoshio Ootori knew his son very well. That, until the Suoh Heir and the Host Club came to his house. Or, the one where Tamaki (and the Host Club) paid a visit to Kyouya's house when he was having a brunch with his father.

Old Tangles, New Knots by Magician April Aries
  • Recommended by Gemini Star 00, Numbuh9494
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Kyouya/Kaoru, onsided Kaoru/Hikaru and Kyouya/Tamaki plus surprise Haruhi/Mori
  • Summary: Kaoru and Kyouya form a friendship as they're falling out of love. Surprisingly, they find that they honestly enjoy each others' presence - perhaps a little too much.

Through Blindness by KageNoNeko
  • Recommended by Max300frk
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Tamaki/Haruhi
  • Summary: A freak accident on a Host Club excursion one Saturday caused Haruhi to go blind! Each member pitches in to help her, but Tamaki finds this opportunity with a blind Haruhi an eye-opening experience: he's not her father. So, will Haruhi be unlucky?

To the Complaint by HatedLove6
  • Recommended by Marlee Cross
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing(s): Ranka/(Male)OC with side Tamaki/Haruhi.
  • Summary: A stranger 'saves' Ryoji and upon waking up, his savior acts like a jerk. When he finds out why, he ends up feeling pity for the guy. Well, this guy doesn't want pity, but he does want something else.

The Brilliant Find a Date for Kyouya Plan by Copperbadge
  • Recommended by Galaxysoup
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Haruhi/Tamaki, Kyouya/Tamaki, Haruhi/Mori
  • Synopsis: Due to a HILARIOUS MISHAP, Tamaki thinks Haruhi is in love with Kyouya, and decides to hatch a brilliant plan to keep Kyouya from Haruhi and show Haruhi how fickle love is.

Two of Silver and One of Gold by evocates
  • Recommended by Galaxysoup
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Haruhi/Tamaki, Haruhi/Kyouya, Kyouya/Tamaki
  • Synopsis: Tamaki is dead, and Kyouya and Haruhi are left to pick up the pieces. Things definitely do not go well. Of grief, of making mistakes, and of moving on.

Financial Report by meiface
  • Recommended by Galaxysoup
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Mori/Kyouya
  • Synopsis: A look at Ootori Kyouya's notebook.
  • Tags: humour

A Splash of Reality by Liz Ninja
  • Recommended by Miyukimae 123
  • Status: ? (Dead link)
  • Pairing(s): Male OC/Haruhi, Onesided Hikaru/Haruhi and Tamaki/Haruhi
  • Summary: The Host Club was ready to open the window and look out for flying pigs, for what they just learned sounded impossible. Haruhi liked someone OUTSIDE of the host club? God help make sure that punk doesn't get too chummy! -Male OC-
  • Comments: One thing I'd like to point out is how incredibly well-written Azuma Ichi (the OC) is. His looks are barely commented on at all throughout the entire story, although we are led to believe he's handsome. Instead, it's his quirky personality that draws Haruhi to him. And by quirky, I don't mean "Tamaki" quirky; it's more mysterious-guy-with-weird-habits-and-hobbies kind of quirky. And unlike most OCs, his relationship with the other host club members goes as well as one would expect if Haruhi fell in love with another guy; Tamaki and Hikaru react with jealousy, while everyone else is worried but minds their own business because hey, he's not that bad. The plot itself is rather interesting since it's not just about the blooming romance between Haruhi and Ichi; it goes out of its way to explain more about Ichi's past. I won't say anything because that would be spoilers but nonetheless, the story's a great read.

Her Pink Locket by Julianna Cherries
  • Recommended by: Kya Kitty
  • Status: ? (Dead link)
  • Synopsis: Actual Story Summary: "Kyoya Ootori's mindset had always been simple. Pleasing his father was the only thing that mattered, and he never once guessed that that would change. However, one day a certain snow lily walked into the host club and changed everything for the young man. Forever." To give a somewhat more clear explanation, a new OC makes her way into the host club and becomes one of them before anyone can do anything about it. And, surprisingly, she also manages to befriend Kyoya too. The story is continuing from that point on.
  • Pairing(s): Kyoya X OC but also some Tamaki X OC
  • Comments: This is one of the best Kyoya X OC fics I've read. First of all, the OC is absolutely amazing and full of personality, which makes her wonderful to read about. Everyone is in character for the most part, but that's not what makes this story shine. The constant plot ups and downs that the author pulls makes you always want more, even when the story isn't at its most exciting point. Unlike most OC pairing ones these days, the story is barely ever shown from the OC's point of view, which makes her character even harder to understand. I also believe that, from the hints the author has given us so far, the OC is much deeper than she appears to be. Probably the most interesting of all these things is that I feel the author is one of the only ones on the site that has depicted Kyoya's feelings on love correctly. He doesn't care and he simply believes he'll never fall in love and truth be told, doesn't want to.I don't want to give to much away, but you have to start reading this story. You won't regret it.

All the Right Moves by blueblackmask
  • Recommended by: iamconstantine
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Maxine Chase, who is rather distracting in her looks (but not necessarily in a good way), comes to Ouran on a scholarship. Unfortunately, she gets involved with the last people that she wanted to.
  • Pairing(s): Hikaru X OC x Kaoru
  • Comments: Really feels like reading a script for a OHSHC episode. The character personalities are spot-on, the writing is amazing, and the plot is perfectly kept. It's a bit slow on updates, but one should most definitely give it a try.

The Director of Art and Culture by penpanpen
  • Recommended by: Hi Fli
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Kiiro Harper has moved to Tokyo to attend Ouran Academy with her childhood friend. And, of course, the Host Club involves themselves.
  • Pairing(s): Kyouya X OC
  • Comments: Though this fic is like a script for the manga with an added character I have fallen for the OC and the writing style. The descriptions are killer and in all of the original add-ons I feel like the characters are extraordinarily believable! Though it's rated M it's only got a few bits of lime in it. It was the kind of Kyouya XOC stuff I could get used to and definitely worth a glance if you're spending your time rooting through the OHSHC section of fanfiction.


None yet.