Fanfic Recs / Spirited Away

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Shipping Fics
Courage of the Spirit
  • Recommended by birdie
  • Pairings: Haku/Chihiro
  • Synopsis: Chihiro is 20 and at university. Her brush with the spirit world still influences her life to today. She is trying hard to fit in with the “real world”, but she is finding this difficult and the cracks are starting to show.
  • Comments: This is beautiful, and pretty much acts as a follow up to the movie (she does make it back, I know the summary doesn't show). Although there are some serious Mayfly-December Romance issues, it is just wonderful. Not too sappy, not too serious. It's VERY long compared to the rest of the fandom; don't let that put you off. It is the single most amazingly well-written fic I've ever come across in my life. Read it if you haven't. You won't regret it.

Natural Selection by Aishuu and Murinae
  • Recommended by KonaKonaFan, sardns, Y.S.Jennis
  • Pairings: Haku/Chihiro
  • Synopsis: After marrying Chihiro, it's Haku's turn to explore a new world. Haku must navigate human life as he struggles to find his place as a god in a faithless, electronic age.
  • Tags: Fluff

The River Gods Wife by weighed and measured
  • Recommended by somebody else, Maymei
  • Pairings: Haku/Chihiro
  • Synopsis: Her husband only returns on nights when the moon is full.

Guardian by forthrightly
  • Recommended by Kitsu, Maymei
  • Pairings: Haku/Chihiro
  • Synopsis: COMPLETE. Chihiro spends a long, hot summer in a tiny seaside community, minding an old auntie's store, but a legend whispered by locals leads the young woman on a quest of rediscovery. A small story with small chapters.

The Beach by iAir Nomad
  • Recommended by LittleMissSophie
  • Pairings: Haku/Chihiro
  • Synopsis: A trip like this was something that happened only once every several hundred years, when Yubaba feels like being generous. Even if it's only for one day and one night, the Spirit World beach proves to bring people more closer than ever.

Spirited Away 2: Return to the Spirit World by moviefan-92
  • Recommended by notreallyatroper
  • Pairings: Haku/Chihiro
  • Synopsis: For twelve long years after she left the spirit world, Chihiro never felt truly at home in the human world. She became distant from her parents and had few friends. She dearly misses the friends she had made in the spirit world. So of course she's delighted when she finally gets back into the spirit world. But what will it take for her to stay?

The Path of Water by Arlia'Devi
  • Recommended by Alyssa Macki
  • Pairings: Haku/Chihiro
  • Synopsis: Historical scholar Chihiro Ogino stumbles into the Spirit World a decade later to discover alot has changed: Haku's the powerful head of the bathhouse. Allured by the charm of the Spirit World, Chihiro makes a deal with Haku to study under his care for 6 months. The two fall in love, but in a world as alluring as it is dangerous, will the path of water always be smooth?

A Road to Somewhere by Lady Librarian
  • Recommended by Clato Lawa
  • Pairings: Haku/Chihiro
  • Synopsis: What began as a child's story has now become an international bestseller. After 10 years of defeinding what really happened, Chihiro stops believing. Until she takes a road to somewhere and learns some things can't be forgotten. Book 1 of The Kamikakushi Saga.
  • This fic spawned two sequels, In The Dreamer's Wake and The Wheel of Yamanote, which have since been deleted from Lady Librarian's account without explanation.