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These are recommendations made by tropers for Genshin Impact fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. After a few samples, you will be able to note the interests of the tropers recommending them, and judge whether you might be also interested in a certain 'fic.

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  • Recommended by: Troper Name
  • Synopsis: What's the story about? Give here a brief summary of the plot. It would be also useful to point out in what moment of the series the story takes place. If it's a Gen Fic but it has some romantic elements, note here the characters involved too.
  • Pairing(s): If it's a Shipping Fic, list here the pairings that feature in the fic (warn here if it's het, male slash or female slash). If it's a Gen Fic, remove this line. To tell the difference between the two, notice if the focus of the fic is on a romantic relationship or if it focuses on the other aspects of the story. In case of doubt, classify the story according to the genres it's been tagged: the Romance tag for Shipping, absence of that tag for Gen Fic.
  • Tags: If any are known. This would be things like W.A.F.F., Lemon, Dark Fic, any known Crossovers etc.
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The Clockwork Boy by RoSue

  • Recommended by Orbiting
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Bored of her usual bedtime stories, Klee begs her older brother Albedo to write one for her. Albedo tries his best, with mixed results.

Descensus Averno by zuxiety

  • Recommended by Accesswings
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: “What the fuck, Aether? What is this?”
    When Lumine awakes, it is the year 500 AE, or Aetherean Era. The world of Teyvat has changed beyond all recognition; the entire realm is under the direct sovereignty of Chāoyuè Xīngchén, or Transcending Star. In passing, the common folk refer to him as His Transcendence, speaking in hushed tones that almost pass for reverence.
    But Lumine knows better. It’s fear.
    Aether narrowed his eyes, the lovely honey in them hardening to freezing gold. “This? This is my destiny, Lumine.”
    When she finds out who the Chāoyuè Xīngchén truly is, her world is thrown into turmoil and confusion. Aether. Her beloved brother. Aether, who held her hand as they escaped the burning hellfire of their homeworld. Aether, who took care of things. Aether.
    “I can’t allow this to continue, Your Transcendence,” Lumine spat out, wiping sweat from her forehead and raising her blade, the blade sparkling in the stark light, blood falling from the tip like tears.
    “So be it, sister,” Aether said grimly, summoning his blade in a flash of smattering light.

    Descensus averno- the descent to hell is easy. The crawl out, needless to say, is not.

The Harbinger's Apprentice by Cosmoddino

  • Recommended by 2foldtr8er
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Il Dottore, the reclusive harbinger with a low regard for human life and love of technology, heads to Dragonspine personally as his research teams continually fail to produce results because of outside interference. The most notable is the ferocious “Spark Knight” who blows up everything in her path without a second thought. Little does anyone know that these two explosive personalities make what might be the most chaotic tag team in Teyvat. Alternatively, Klee becomes a self proclaimed apprentice to Dottore after nearly crushing him in an avalanche she accidentally caused. He humors her because this is easily the funniest thing to ever happen to him and their destructive interests align when it comes to bombs, plus its kinda sweet this kid keeps trying to help him rip apart machinery and explore. Bonus points if the doctor can bribe her brother into keeping the knights out of his way.

I Won't Let You Become me, You'll be so Much More by snubton

  • Recommended by Accesswings
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: After an incident where Chongyun's parents find out he still hasn't gotten his yang energy in control enough to preform proper exorcisms, they ban him from his work. Desperate to get strong enough to do what he loves, the young exorcist hatches a plan to find Conqueror of Demons, Adeptus Xiao, and ask him to train him. With much effort this goal is achieved, but things don't exactly go as planed. It'll all be worth it in the end for Chongyun to become stronger, or at least that's what he hopes.
    Or: Xiao takes on Chongyun as an apprentice and bad things happen

Reach me on the other side by simkjrs

  • Recommended by Tangerine
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: "In retrospect, it probably starts on that moonless summer night, when Xingqiu’s nighttime jaunt brings him under the shadow of a red mountain. Under the shadow of this red mountain, he feels a strange meaning on the wind that stirs him to lift his head, and at that moment, his gaze falls upon the fleeting figure of a yaksha flying through the clouds.
    Liyue legends say it is fortune to gaze upon an adeptus in one’s lifetime, but Xingqiu is rather inured to the sight after seeing Adeptus Xiao at Hu Tao’s funeral parlor every other week. Still, that faint silhouette glowing jade-like under the distant starlight stays with him for hours after, and even when he closes his eyes to sleep, he can still feel the chill of the mountain air sinking into his bones.
    For a long time, though, Xingqiu is convinced it all starts when he wakes up one morning filled with the burning desire to perform a live reading of his novel in Liyue Harbor’s most public square."

    Xingqiu would like to keep his secrets, remain uncursed, and have some fun with his best friend. Unfortunately, in life, things rarely go to plan...

With A Heavy Heart by Traveler Maria

  • Recommended by Accesswings
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Her mother once said that every storm is just temporary. However, as she finds herself alone and cold on a stranded beach, she understands that not every wound heals.
    Sometimes, one has to live with them.

     Shipping Fics 

on this day in infinity by rosevtea

  • Recommended by Orbiting
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Zhongli/Azhdaha
  • Synopsis: Surely he is imagining the smile on Morax's face. Despite everything, Azhdaha cares for Morax.

Beyond Which Lies The Wind by Chloryl

  • Recommended by Tangerine
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Reader/Various
  • Synopsis: Here is where a scattered tale unfolds beneath the stars of Teyvat, when the world moves in accordance to how the elements flow and converge. This corner of the world is yours to explore – you can make your own choices, and watch the opening act unfold. At this journey's end, once the dust has settled...what is it that you seek?
    [A choose-your-own-adventure story with branching narratives]

Waves upon the shore by vanillashortcakes

  • Recommended by Tangerine, ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Childe/Zhongli
  • Synopsis: The first thing that goes wrong for Aether upon arriving in Liyue is that he gets accused of assassinating their god.
    The second is what happens after telling the suspiciously non-human hooligan by the beach about it, who takes it less than well.

Minecraft Boyfriend by vanillashortcakes

  • Recommended by Tangerine
  • Status: Incomplete
  • Pairing: Childe/Zhongli
  • Synopsis: A disastrous assignment traps Childe on medical leave. Fortunately, the subsequent insomnia leads him into meeting his online soulmate and getting the best boyfriend ever, who is totally not a catfish. He's just a private guy. That's why Childe is completely fine with the fact that they've never seen each other's faces.

Take the Hint, Aether. by Darkflowerofheaven

  • Recommended by Accesswings
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Aether/Harem
  • Synopis: A collection of stories regarding Aether and his many male companions and their struggles in conveying their feelings. More pairings will be added in the future. Will update every week if possible.

Wind Guide You by silver_eagle

  • Recommended by Accesswings
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Lumine/Venti
  • Synopsis: In the free city of wine and song, a lonely bard wanders the street with tales both old and new. When he meets a traveling star, the world around him begins to change for better and for worse.
    Or, Venti slowly falls in love with Lumine throughout the Prologue and beyond.

Twice Freely Given by Steve

  • Recommended by: Ryuc
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Eula/Jean
  • Synopsis: But she'd long ago made peace with the reality that she could never hope to hold the whole of Jean Gunnhildr's attention. It was a commodity far too in demand, pulled and tugged as many directions as dandelion seeds in their fickle Archon's wind. To chase such a thing was a childish fantasy: fun sometimes, but leading nowhere.
    Eula Lawrence had already picked more than her fair share of losing battles, and was busy fighting them still—she had little interest in adding another to her timetable.

mirrorball by badkids

  • Recommended by: Ryuc
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Kujou Sara/Kamisato Ayaka
  • Synopsis: After the rain stops, Sara learns a few good things.

the wind through the mountain tops by glassdrachma

  • Recommended by: Feltipen
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Childe/Zhongli
  • Synopsis: Boredom brings Barbatos of Mondstadt to bother a certain ex-Archon of the Earth.

A Mora for a Myth in a Land filled with Legends by Cadriona_M

  • Recommended by: Ivory Keen
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Beidou/Ningguang
  • Synopsis: A universally agreed upon fact in the land of Teyvat: Visions change people into something just a bit more, a bit other.

Find Me Amongst the Glaze Lilies by rhea_krisanta

  • Recommended by: Sparky 42
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Ningguang/Zhongli
  • Synopsis: Ningguang begins to experience dreams in her sleep that slowly begins to take a turn for the worst. From what used to be just harmless visions to nightmares the leave her breaking a sweat, Ningguang decides to turn to the adepti for help. With the help of Madame Ping, she decides on an... unorthodox method that will hopefully finally put a stop to her nightmares.

dreams between monoliths by glassdrachma

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Childe/Zhongli
  • Synopsis: In which the former Geo Archon wakes from his post-gnosis nap in the midst of the Eleventh Harbinger's character quest.

Lungs full of Roses by SecretlyACatLady

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Childe/Zhongli
  • Synopsis: Childe had always assumed that he would die young. He had accepted that a long time ago, ever since he accepted the mantle of a Fatui Harbinger. However, he always thought that he would die in a glorious fight, his body broken but spirit relishing the strong opponent that had bested him. He was okay with that type of death. Unfortunately, it seemed like Fate had decided to add one last insult to injury, because, here Childe was, dying because he had fallen in love with the ex-Geo Archon. The same Archon who seemed to have discarded him like an old toy ever since the Osial Incident. In which divine beings are cruel and a cursed Childe starts preparing for his inevitable death because no Archon could ever love a mortal. ...Right?

A Crown For A King by Merianon

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Childe/Zhongli
  • Synopsis: Tartaglia was 26 when he died. Ajax was 14 when he woke up again in the snow. Burdened by a past life no one else remembers, Ajax flees his homeland, taking shelter on the desolate mountain far to the east. He is alone—exactly as planned—until one day he stumbles across a hurting dragon.

farewell, my archaic lord by growingclouds

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Childe/Zhongli
  • Synopsis: Childe and Zhongli are slow-burning. Yun Jin just wants to interview Liyue’s villain and write her opera, not third wheel.

wrapped up in pure gold by beyondwinter

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Childe/Zhongli
  • Synopsis: Childe accidentally proposes to Zhongli. Zhongli accepts.

Heart of Depth by Anonymous

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Childe/Zhongli
  • Synopsis: To become fond of a place, to feel part of it... it always requires a reason. Perhaps it's someone you've met or something you've experienced here. Or perhaps you enjoy the atmosphere of Liyue and you will become accostumed to it. When Tartaglia is given the mission to take the Geo Archon's Gnosis by the Tsaritsa, he happily accepts. It's the perfect deal for him, he gets to fight a really powerful enemy all the while enjoying the beautiful landscapes and tasty cuisine. So what if he's going to be hated by the locals by the time he leaves, after all? It's just business, after all, nothing more and nothing less. He won't be setting foot in Liyue ever again, so why should he be worried about his reputation in a foreign land. Little did he know he would soon be eating back those words. Everyone needs a reason to stay. I hope you can find yours soon.

the consultant's kidnapping by glassdrachma

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Childe/Zhongli
  • Synopsis: The Traveller isn't able to stop Cloud Retainer from seeking revenge on Liyue Harbor. Zhongli is, however. Sort of.

the audacity of this archon by growingclouds

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Childe/Zhongli
  • Synopsis: the traveller is tasked with reconciling Zhongli and Childe. It goes just as well as you'd expect.

cyanide narwhal by TrashcanWithSprinkles

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Childe/Zhongli
  • Synopsis: Ajax wakes up somewhere that looks suspiciously similar to Liyue, from Genshin Impact, the videogame; and resolves to change history.

prime suspect by glassdrachma

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Childe/Zhongli
  • Synopsis: Rex Lapis falls during the Rite of Descension. So does Zhongli.

Oceans Between Us by Aevas

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Childe/Zhongli
  • Synopsis: There was more to the contract than a gnosis and test of Liyue. It seemed like a simple deal five hundred years ago: so long as Morax never had a soulmate, the Tsaritsa would never harm Liyue and she would not get his gnosis. But the moment he gained a soulmate, all that belonged to him was forfeit. He thought the deal left Liyue safe—he'd lived thousands of years without a soulmate. The Tsaritsa would be dead and gone by the time she'd have a chance to collect. Five hundred years later, Childe appears in Liyue, Zhongli gains a soulmate mark, and everything falls apart.
  • Comments: One of my favorite parts is the Snezhnaya's worlbuilding. There is an exploration of the Tsarita's crusade, and how it affects believers. The small glimpses we see of different peoples that reside in that country, whispers of their traditions and beliefs.

Liminality by springfieldofcherryblossoms

  • Recommended by: AccessWings
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Lumine/Zhongli
  • Synopis: There are a hundred of stories pertaining to the life of one Rex Lapis and his incognito excursions in the mortal realm, but no one knows about the story how he met someone with the aura of the moon and stars.

Under the Layers of Progressing Autumn Clouds by Spoopy_is_not_a_poopy

  • Recommended by: IvoryKeen
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Chongyun/Xingqiu
  • Synopis: Albedo finds a boy frozen at the bottom of the lake in Dragonspine. With the help of Albedo, Sucrose and Barbara, he survives. But he can no longer speak, and he can no longer cry. He smiles, but everyone knows that he's missing something. Yet he stubbornly refuses to return, settling down in Mondstadt to live a quiet life with his new friends.

Flying in the Wind by WingzemonX

  • Recoommended by: SilentScreamer99
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Kazuha/Ayaka
  • Synopsis: As children, Kamisato Ayaka and Kaedehara Kazuha were engaged to be married as adults, and a deep friendship and sweet youthful love blossomed between them. Everyone expected great things from both of them, like the young princess and prince of their respective clans. However, the Kaedehara fell out of favor in the end, Kazuha disappeared from view, and the engagement was undone. Several years later, and at the height of the Vision Hunt Decree, Ayaka's path suddenly crosses Kazuha's again. And though that wandering swordsman is quite different from the boy who still lives in her memories, the Shirasagi Himegimi quickly realizes that her feelings for him still linger. But after all that the young Kaedehara has lived and seen, what will he feel for her...?

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