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bricklaying by evocates

  • Recommended by: lynisaddicted
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Clark knows that he should be grateful to Bruce for helping Mom get the farm back, for making it possible for Clark Kent, Daily Planet reporter, to exist again. And he is, he really is. In more ways than he can describe. But something grates. A bitter, choking taste. Thing is, he knows that Bruce wants him. Likes him, even. But Clark doesn’t allow himself to acknowledge it. He refuses to even think about it. Refuses to become Bruce’s kept man, Bruce’s whore. Too bad that there’s a rising organised crime syndicate in Metropolis that makes avoidance impossible. Not to mention his usual job as Superman.
    • Subtitled: "How (and Why) to Save a Life." Please note the tags and the warnings inside.
  • Pairing: Clark/Bruce
  • Warnings: Mind the tags. Also more depressing than anything Snyder has ever put out.

Grey Cold Inferno by TargaryenPug

  • Recommended by: AngelBlack
  • Status: Dormant; last updated July 2020
  • Synopsis: A story about Superman's and El Diablo's daring scape from hell and back to life.

Buried somewhere deep at the bottom of the ocean by Achromos

  • Recommended by: Adept
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which Aquaman tries to deal with his newfound responsibilities as the King of Atlantis, while also reconnecting with his imprisoned younger half-brother.
  • Comments: A beautifully written fic that explores the familial relationship between the Atlanteans (especially Arthur and Orm), the culture of Atlantis, and how Arthur tries to use both his authority and connections to bring the land-dwellers and the sea-dwellers to come to an understanding. Features a brief but effective showing of the JLA.

Dawn of Justice: The Unofficial Novelization by KD the Ghostwriter

  • Recommended by: Kizuna Tallis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In the year since Superman's introduction to the world, Bruce Wayne is not welcoming. But when the Senate is mysteriously bombed, he puts his skills as the World's Greatest Detective to use, working to capture the perp as the mysterious Diana Prince helps him track down the meta-humans on Lex Luthor's watchlist.
  • Pairings: Superman/Lois, Batman/Wonder Woman
  • Comments: A well written canon divergent fic that starts off as a transcript of the first part of the movie before taking a different path from the movie itself while still feeling true to the tone and characters. Also features a few DC characters that didn't appear in the DCEU.

Old Habits, New Growth by flirtygaybrit

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Batman/Superman
  • Synopsis: After obtaining a fragment of the defeated tyrant Starro the Conqueror, Bruce asks Clark for a favour.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by orphean

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Superman/Batman
  • Synopsis: It was a perfectly ordinary day until Clark heard a voice in his head.

Nightmares and Dreams
  • Recommended by: Kizuna Tallis
  • Synopsis: Bruce still has nightmares of the dark future.
  • Pairing: Bruce/Diana
  • Comments: This is everything that I want out of a DCEU Bruce/Diana ship fic. It's emotional, heartwarming and really gets across how the two of them, a pair of lost hardened souls can find happiness with one another.

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Infinity Crisis by Michael Weyer

  • Recommended by: Marcus S Lazarus
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Arrowverse and Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • Synopsis: Thanos' actions don't just affect his world but the entire Multiverse. Now, the Avengers get a variety of allies in a quest to save what is left.
  • Comments: Brings the heroes of Marvel and DC together in a fascinating storyline as Thanos's actions kill half the population of the multiverse rather than one universe. The DC Extended Universe elements only enter towards the end of the first story, when Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg join the final battle against Thanos, but they have made appearances in some of the subsequent spin-offs, including DCEU Barry helping his Arrowverse counterpart against the Thinker and Thor and other Asgardians helping them face a group of villains (which also add Shazam to the team).