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     General Fics 
Stories focused on in the family and friendly relationships of the cast. Plot focused stories. Pretty-much anything anything that isn't focused on romance.

If Lost'' by izanyas

  • Recommended by: Gintama200
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Port Mafia finds a lost baby.
  • Pairings: There is slight Chuuya/Dazai but it's mostly speculation. It could go either way really.
  • Comments: An absolutely hilarious story on what would happen if the Port Mafia comes across a lost baby in their territory and has no idea who's it is. Features sassy Gin, tired mother Chuuya, Granpa Hirotsu, poor Tachihara, baby-hating Higuchi, and Dazai and Atsushi stumbling into that mess of a circus.
  • Tags: One-shot

mori lectures his son by auroracode

  • Recommended by TheSilverHunt3r
  • Pairings: None
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which Chuuya gets a much-needed lecture about not hiding injuries from his coughdadcough boss. It's a rather fun take where Mori acts like more of a father figure.
  • Tags: Dad Mori, One-shot

Five Torn Out Pages by Misila

  • Recommended by: Gintama200
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Nothing had changed. Mori was still boss, Elise was too spoiled, Chuuya still had his awful hat. But there was something different and, Dazai couldn't remember what it was.
  • Comments: A wonderful story where Dazai gets amnesia and Mori is the one to find him. Manipulation ensures and Dazai and the Agency tries to figure out what happened to him. Everyone is in character in character and there this is a pure Gen fic. There are no pairings, a true rarity in this fandom.
  • Tags: Amnesia Fic

     Alternative Universe 
Alternative Universe. The characters are written into a different world/universe than the one they are typically from.

Wolf Among Sheep by Shinkirou

  • Recommended by: Gintama200
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Chuuya/Dazai
  • Synopsis: Joining a local gang of orphaned children at the age of thirteen hadn't exactly been Dazai's plan in life, but realistically speaking, it isn't like he has anything better to do, so... Why not? (There are, of course, many reasons to not do that, but, well. Dazai's boredom is a powerful thing.)
  • Comments: This is a very well-thought-out story about Dazai joining the Sheep instead of the mafia. It's mainly Dazai's POV but Chuuya has some moments of his own too. The characters are well developed and the relationships between characters besides just chuuya and Dazai are well established. It is a slow build but the story hooks you in and doesn't let go.
  • Tags: slow-build

Wakai Bungaku by PrettyYandere690

  • Status: Ongoing

  • Synopsis: The characters from the Armed Detective Agency/Port Mafia get adopted by a young woman as kids.

  • Pairing: OC/Armed Detective Company , Port Mafia/The Guild

  • Tags: Humor , Family

Stories focused on the romantic relationship between the cast.

Family by setosdarkness

  • Recommended by: Gintama200
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Chuuya is considered by everyone to be the most eligible bachelor in the entire Yokohama medical community. In the same vein, everyone also ignores Dazai’s (very loud) delusions about being in a heart-pounding, sickeningly-sweet lovey-dovey marriage with Chuuya.…which is why, everyone is also surprised that for this year’s Bring Your Family to Work Day, the two doctors show up together with two kids.
  • Pairing: Chuuya/Dazai
  • Comments: This is a brilliant AU fanfic of Dazai and Chuuya working together in a hospital married without anyone realizing. Features shocked co-workers, Atsushi and Akutagawa as their children, bring your family to work Day, and lots and lots of tooth-rotting fluff.
  • Tags: Hospital!AU

Full Tacit Understanding by Setosdarkness

  • Recommended by: Gintama200
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Mainly Chuuya/Dazai but there a few other pairings hinted at or mentioned at are Akutagawa/Atsushi, Ranpo/Poe, Fukuzawa/Mori and, Kouyou/Yosano
  • Synopsis: After so many attempts to destroy Yokohama, the Special Ability Organization agrees to the horrible idea of teamwork excercises between the three groups. Consequently, during a game of charades everyone involed was subsequently horrified at Chuuya and Dazai's level of teamwork.
  • Comments: This fic has reached true levels of hilarious crack. Everything between everyone's reactions playing the game, to Fukuzawa's love of cat shops is absolutely golden.
  • Tags: Crack taken seriously

Slow Learner by Izanyas

  • Recommended by: Origamidragons
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Chuuya/Dazai pre-slash
  • Synopsis: Trust between them is a game of one-upmanship; it takes a lot of it for Chuuya to come out, and even more for Dazai not to mess up in answer.
  • Comments: Short, sweet, somewhat emotional and perfectly in character.
  • Tags: Pre-Canon, Pre-Slash, Coming Out

Lost in a Good Book by Meridian Grimm

  • Recommended by: Origamidragons
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Ranpo/Poe
  • Synopsis: When an Ability user duplicates Poe's Ability and traps Poe and Ranpo inside a book, the two detectives must solve their way through the cases together if they want to escape.
  • Comments: The shipping is somewhat background in this one, and the plot of the two detectives solving their way through a mystery anthology is fantastic- the cases and the way they're solved is very entertaining and smartly handled.
  • Tags: Adventure, Partnership

and all i loved, i loved alone by featherx

  • Recommended by: Gintama200
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Ranpo/Poe
  • Synopsis: The Past, Present, and Future of one Edgar Allen Poe.
  • Comments: This is a truly heartfelt story building up to the romance between Ranpo and Poe. While Ranpo doesn't appear for a few chapters, it gives some much needed depth in Poe's life starting with discovering his ability, his relationship with his parents, his first kills, meeting Ranpo, joining the guild and, finally catching up with canon. It also delves into the mechanics of Poe's ability and how it actually works. Highly recommend it.
  • Tags: Slow Build, Mental Health Issues

portrait of a kick-ass duo by Maristella

  • Reccommended by: Nepeta
  • Status: Complete (for now)
  • Pairings: Fukuzawa/Mori, Dazai/Chuuya, Atsushi/Akutagawa, background Poe/Ranpo
  • Synopsis: A step-by-step guide on how to be the most feared duo in Yokohama; sometimes the city’s worst rivalry; sometimes the city’s last line of defense – most of the time being dorks in love.

(Or, alternatively, a compilation of Poe and Ranpo’s theories about the astonishing survival rate of Yokohama against any threat, feat. The Port Mafia-Agency Alliance)

  • Comments: This story stands out with its unconventional format, and having true-to-canon snapshots from conversations that could have happened during the timeline. It truly shows humor and an understanding of the relationships by the author.

A fan fiction which incorporates characters, events, places, ideas, etc from another fandom.

Portrait of You by izanyas

  • Reccomended by: Gintama200
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover: My Hero Academia
  • Synopsis: Chuuya saves a little girl from her own stupidity during a trip to Musutafu. Uraraka Ochako is a gravity manipulator, a moody child, someone you can't help but let drag you along whereever she wants. She likes him and she's not. She saves him a little too.
  • Pairing: Chuuya/Dazai Pre-slash
  • Comments: An absolutely stunning and beautiful piece of work. The fusion is masterfully crafted and well written. Uraraka is a fantastic blend of being adorably cute and bratty mix of the two. Although, the pairing is Chuuya/Dazai, its more pre-slash then anything. The story focuses more on the interactions and the relationship between Chuuya and Ochako and Chuuya's reactions outside Yokohama.
  • Tags: One-shot and Pre-slash

The Wrong Side of Reality by an_actual_ocean

  • Recommended by Gintama200
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover: My Hero Academia
  • Synopsis: Dazai and Chuuya are 15 and given a mission to infiltrate U.A.
  • Comments: This a brilliant fusion of the two worlds. The writing is a little awkward at first but improves by leaps and bounds by chapter 3. Its interesting seeing how Dazai and Chuuya react to the school's environmental and their black and white morality. While the story focuses mainly on Dazai and Chuuya, other characters from Bungou Stray Dogs are slowly introduced and the platonic relationship between Chuuya and Dazai is beautiful.
  • Tags: Gen

Two Sides, Same Coin by Yellow_Canna

  • Recommended by Theakinro
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover: My Hero Academia
  • Synopsis: Since the beginning of Quirks, Yokohama has announced independence from Japan and closed itself from the rest of the world. To this day and age, no one knows what lies within the city of Yokohama—or that was what the public was made to believe. In reality, Yokohama has long fallen into the control of the world's largest criminal organization known as Port Mafia. Follow Class 1-A as their principal organized a field trip to Yokohama! In their short trip there, they must change their perspectives and learn exactly what it means to be justice and what it means to be villains.

(Story takes place after season 3 of both My Hero Academia and Bungou Stray Dogs)

  • Comments: A very capturing story. The smooth crossover between the two worlds in addition to the many exciting interactions between the two sides leaves many wanting to read more as the story progresses, the cultural shock and reactions as two different perspectives collide is very entertaining, making the heroes wonder whether their definition of justice between evil and good really is the truth. Really loved the reactions from class 1a, as well as the small, but sweet soukoku moments.
  • Tags: Slight romance, AU with Mafia!Dazai and Mafia!Atsushi

Alternative Title(s): Bungou Stray Dogs


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