Fanfic Recs / ×××HOLiC

Proof that the remaining 10% is worth making a deal with the witch for here.

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Authors and Websites

Anything by flakedice
  • Recommended by Zashiki-Warashi, Esmenet, Saltyavocado
  • The author has somehow become one of my new favorites. The AU's are all interconnected with each other and the longest one (Lord and Prince) has managed to become a huge sprawling project that is largely successful because the author knows how to create a real, believable world and even OCs that are engaging. The less numerous canon stories are also enjoyable to read. Most of the stories are yaoi, so be warned.

Anything by Anyjen
  • Recommended by Zashiki-Warashi
  • Most of her stories aren't particularly long, but what she writes is well-worth reading. Most can be described as slice of life stories, and one of them, The Woollen Monstrosity, won an UFO award.

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.

In Any Other World, xxxHolic Side by Memory Dragon
  • Recommended by Zashiki-Warashi
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Watanuki finds himself in a peculiar predicament due to one of Yuuko's errands. It becomes the least of his worries when Doumeki begins to act strangely. Once the archer disappears, what does Watanuki have to do to get him back?

Unfair Weather Friends by Nate Grey
  • Recommended by Zashiki-Warashi
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Himawari has a plot to get Watanuki and the Zashiki-warashi together, and be rid of her curse all at once. All it will cost is her humanity.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Through the Eyes of a Child by nitpickernose
  • Recommended by Doobydoobydo
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Yuuko/Watanuki, Watanuki and Doumeki bromance
  • Synopsis: A mysterious narrator recounts her life as a child. Chapter 2 tells the back story of all she didn't see. Seriously, just read it. If you like epic storytelling and a beautiful romance, you need to check this one out.

Here's to Your Empty Space by Nina
  • Recommended by Lavode
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Doumeki/Watanuki
  • Synopsis: (Spoilers for chapter 182 of the manga) After inheriting the shop, Watanuki takes to wearing Yuuko's clothes. Doumeki tries to keep him sane and happy, but is all too aware that Watanuki doesn't love him.
  • Tags: Yaoi

Button Pushing by Neo
  • Recommended by guineveredawn
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Pairing(s): Doumeki/Watanuki
  • Synopsis: Yuuko gets Doumeki and Watanuki cellphones. Hilarity ensues.

The Professor's Wife by foolish_m0rtal
  • Recommended by Tsubasafan
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Doumeki/Watanuki, others
  • Synopsis: (Spoilers for end of the manga) Watanuki pays the price of having no one else but those with wishes to see him to keep the shop and to not be bound within it. What could have been had Watanuki chose a different path.
  • Tags: Yaoi


Removal of the Curse by War 292004
  • Recommended by Jillie_chan
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It's been five years since the defeat of You-Know-Who. Unfortunately, the curse on the Defense Against the Dark Arts position hasn't disappeared yet. With no other choice, the staff of Hogwarts is forced to turn to the Dimensional Witch for assistance.
  • Comments: A story in which no one goes to Hogwarts to be sorted or learn magic. Everyone is in character and everything happens for a reason.

Addicted to Death by Sinnatious
  • Recommended by ladysekhmetka
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Crossover with Death Note. Light meets Watanuki on a bus and realizes that Watanuki can see Ryuk. After meeting Yuuko, Light has to figure a way to keep the two quiet about his 'bad' habit.

Butterfly’s Web by Aishuu and Sophia Prester

Midnight Smile by Flakedice
  • Recommended by Saltyavocado
  • Access needed to read this on the author's journal.
  • Synopsis: Doumeki doesn't care for the performing arts. Until he sees a performance that he will never forget.

Ripples of Fate by Stars Of Yaoi
  • Recommended by Katherine-Sanderson
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle
  • Synopsis: *Touya/Yukito, pre-relationship Doumeki/Watanuki* He had been searching for years, scouring through the dreamscape for the Witch of Dimensions, and finally he'd found her. And now he could find his missing family. - "So tell me, Kinomoto Touya, what is it that you wish for?" "I wish to meet with my nephew," he said, and his voice carried over to Yuuko the urgency of his request.
  • Comments: A story about Touya, brother of Reincarnated!Clone!Sakura, and his wish to meet the nephew he can still reach. Both heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time.