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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.

The in progress Bond 'verse series by Gamma Cavy, which currently consists of Side Effects of the Bond Bond Snapshots: Daisuke and Bond Snapshots: Satoshi

  • Recommended by Tiamat Dragon Queen
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing Daisuke/Riku at first but only given passing mentions. Mostly non existent. She can't write them.
  • Synopsis Their families being bound to creatures of magic for centuries and having that bond break with the sealing of the Black Wings left some unexpected side effects in Daisuke and Satoshi... Between the wings, the Feather Flechettes and the mindlink they've become a force to be reckoned with.
  • Comments It's alternatively lighthearted, serous, and engaging. Also includes a few datadumps on Hikari history that are now this Tropers personal headcanon as well as a system for the strength of the artworks. Related to the above mentioned Hikari history is what's going on with the Hikari now, because Satoshi isn't the last. I opened the first story expecting another generic relationship drama and found something utterly unexpected but very plausible that got me hooked. She hand waves nothing, has good reasons for why Daisuke and Satoshi are no longer entirely human as well as the mindlink, and has managed to keep Dark and Krad in the story while still respecting the anime ending and without bringing them out of the Black Wings again, and has managed to keep everyone in character. Her illustrations of scenes and characters, the links to which can be found on her profile, are quite good for pics mostly drawn in colored pencil. She blends Anime and Manga cannon with a skill that I've seen very rarely, and her flight scenes are a joy to read. She also adds little details here and there, such as the fact that Daisuke and Satoshi molt in the spring, that make the world more solid and real. I look forward to the story she's hinted at in the end of Bond Snapshots: Satoshi being posted.

Dark Paintbrushes by Gamma Cavy

  • 'Recommended by: Nila
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Satoshi had a habit of ambushing Daisuke in the art room on his birthday, at least this time he didn’t get pinned to the wall, only given a present.
  • Comments: I have to say that this is one of the saddest happiest fics I’ve ever read and I felt a lot of emotions that I can’t really explain. I was moved to tears the first time I read it, and even on rereading it, my heart hurt. The idea is so simple yet it’s executed in a way that will pull your heartstrings, and it’s as mysterious as it is heart-wrenching. I’m very impressed with this kind of writing–especially since Gamma Cavy managed to tell such a good story in less than a thousand words.

Phantom Destiny by Katherine Daystar

  • Recommended by Squallina
  • Status: Complete* (see Notes)
  • Pairing(s): Daisuke/Riku, Satoshi/Risa, Satoshi/Krad, Risa/Dark; Dark & Krad, Dark & Daisuke
  • Synopsis: Two years after the sealing of the Black Wings, a billionaire bent on reviving Dark's power sets his sights on Daisuke. Now Dark must choose: remain sealed to protect the world from Krad, or return them both to an Earth that doesn't want them back.
  • Warnings: Graphic violence, heavily implied sexual abuse (OC x one main character), scientific interference.
  • Comments: I opened this fic on a whim while looking for Dark & Krad fanfiction. I ending up staying up all night reading it, hooked on every happening. Although it often has more elements of realism than fantasy, the story is solid, addictive, and makes for an amazing fic that fits in with the D.N.Angel universe quite well. The author has even made nice fanart for the story, which can be found on the author's FFN profile. Despite the warnings, if you're a D.N.Angel fan then this fic is well worth the read!
  • Notes: Although the main story officially ended at Chapter 44, the author has since continued it in an extended epilogue that explores the often-rocky daily lives of Satoshi and Krad after the events of the main story. This epilogue is currently ongoing.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Interesting Times by Lessa 3

  • Recommended by Jaikeis
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Satoshi/Daisuke, Daisuke/Riku
  • Synopsis: The Second Hand of Time has been destroyed, yet the weirdness continues. The Niwa know something is wrong, but only one person has the knowledge to help them discover what.
  • Comments: I am not exaggerating when I say that this is one of my most favorite fics ever. Not only is this long (over 150,000 words!), giving a very satisfying and plotty read, but unlike most fics of this pair, the twins are very much involved. Big, big, big bonus points for Daisuke having a very, very good reason for breaking it off with Riku, too. Be warned that there are some dark themes in the form of violence and references to suicide.

Candidus by H.E. Gray

  • Recommended by yro
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Satoshi/Daisuke, Krad/Daisuke
  • Synopsis: Trapped in a mirror with Krad, of all people, Daisuke Niwa finds out that sometimes it's hard to tell what's real and what's not.
  • Warnings: non-graphic slash, heavy on the angst


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