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argyleheir's Good Omens Fanfiction @ LiveJournal

  • Recommended by: Kelliannm
  • Comments: Most works focus on Aziraphale/Crowley, with varying degrees of explicit content (many can be read as gen). In addition to both lyrical prose and a biting sense of humor, you'll find impeccable historical research and a delicate combination of lightness and subtlety in the dialogue. Similar to irisbleufic, expect a mature, defined individual style that's quite different from the one used in canon, but characterization that is almost always right up to spec, which, in my book, counts far more than the ability to mimic the authors' style.
    • As of May 30, 2020, this LJ account has been purged. Leaving link & rec up in case backup account is found in the future.

daegaer's Good Omens Fanfiction @ LiveJournal
  • Recommended by: Solandra
  • Comments: A keen sense of history, an excellent ear for dialogue, and an unbelievable proclivity for making Crack Fic work. Although many of this writer's pieces are listed as Aziraphale/Crowley, the grand majority of them can be read as gen (if you want a rare exception, see here for an untitled explicit ficlet). More specific recs are given below in the General Fic section (Going Home and the WWI Series).

H.J. Bender's Good Omens Fanfiction
  • Recommended by: Solandra
  • Pairing(s): Aziraphale/Crowley (sometimes gen, sometimes slash)
  • Comments: Saying these are funny is like saying that the original book has a slightly lighter approach to the Apocalypse. Even the shamelessly smutty fic is far more hilarious than Porn Without Plot have any right to be. Quantum Witch has illustrated some of Bender's fic for even more comedic goodness. Be forewarned: even the gen ones are packed with Ho Yay that barely stops short of actual slash.
  • Lurker 2: Sadly it's been deactivated

irisbleufic's Good Omens Fanfiction @ LiveJournal
  • Recommended by: Kelliannm
  • Comments: The best Aziraphale/Crowley writer I know of, this author also writes superb gen fic (relating to the Them, Adam and Pepper in particular; however, she's written a few amazing Shadwell/Tracy and Shadwell-centric pieces, too). She also occasionally crosses GO with other fandoms (notably Hot Fuzz and Sherlock). Everyone is unbelievably in-character, but her Crowley-POV pieces may shine brightest.
    • This writer's GO stories are often populated by original characters that feel like they've been there all along (cf. Regulars, Crown of Stars 'Verse, Crown of Thorns 'Verse, The Pleasures of the World & Sleight of Hand).
    • (Thank you for the kind recommendations, everyone, all throughout these threads. Having never edited this page before, I'd just like to add a note that the entirety of Crown of Thorns 'Verse is now available on AO3; henceforth, that'll update when LJ updates. Otherwise, there's now a full directory of the rest of my GO drabbles, ficlets, and stories spanning the past almost-decade here. ~ irisbleufic)

louiselux's Good Omens Fanfiction @ LiveJournal
  • Recommended by: Kelliannm
  • Comments: This writer doesn't appear to be all that active anymore (much like daegaer), and while most of her pieces are very short drabbles, ficlets, and snippets, you'll find the occasional slightly longer piece. Not necessarily as polished or as distinctive in style as those previously mentioned, but her characterization is quite good, and her Aziraphale/Crowley smut tends to be both witty and sweet.
    • As of May 30, 2020, this LJ account has been purged. Leaving link & rec up in case backup account is found in the future.

NotASpaceAlien's Good Omens Fanfiction
  • Recommended by: Greenhat
  • Pairing(s): Aziraphale/Crowley
  • Comments: Reliably quality fluff and humor, and some surprisingly emotional moments. NotASpaceAlien's fic can also be found on Tumblr.

Vulgarweed's Good Omens Fanfiction
  • Recommended by: JAMoczo
  • Pairing(s): Aziraphale/Crowley with the occasional mixup
  • Comments: Do you like slash? Do you like some smut with your slash? Do you like your slash to be ridiculously well-written, fascinatingly historical, and droolingly hot? Then look no further! Vulgarweed is an amazing author who is still active in the fandom, and even better, she coordinates a lot with Quantum Witch, who (as she did for H.J. Bender) illustrated some fic too. Enthusiastically recommended!

The Good Omens fanfics by Witchflame.
  • Recommended by Bolt_DMC
  • Status: All one-shots, all complete — additional stories added in ongoing fashion
  • Comments: These are all single-chapter stories — general subject fics, heavy on the humor. Most explore the friendship between Crowley and Aziraphale, who are the absolute best of friends despite being on opposite sides of the fence, helping each other out of one odd jam after another. The stories frequently explore the pair's exasperating dealings with their clueless superiors, or Crowley's often-unfortunate experiences when called to fulfill a demon summoning. Intelligent, consistent, nicely polished writing, well worth the read. Highly recommended.

    General Fics 

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast (plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories, etc.)

100 Things Crowley Would Do Before the World Ended by shewhoguards

  • Recommended by: Hekateras, LongLiveHumour
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Other people plan 100 things to do before they die. Crowley planned 100 things before EVERYBODY died
    • Comments: Exactly what it says on the tin, except not. What starts out as a humorous and light-hearted series of loosely connected drabbles quickly progresses into a poignant, thoughtful, touching plot involving trust, bad decisions, and the Second Apocalypse. The writing is phenomenally in-character and follows very believably from where Aziraphale and Crowley left off in the book.

A Matter of Convenience by Hekateras
  • Recommended by: Hardcoreshark
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: In the Middle East, during the 11th century and its Crusades, Aziraphale and Crowley first come to their Arrangement.
  • Comments: One of the few fics about the start of the Arrangement, and by God, the author does it justice. The characterisation stays top-notch throughout the fic, even though these are Aziraphale and Crowley as you've never seen them before, worn out by the horrors of humanity and unsavoury orders from their superiors, desperate for company but still wary about trusting each other. The plot is equal parts angst and heartwarming and fits right in with the book's canon. The author's other (often illustrated!) works are well worth checking out as well.

Adventures In Attempting To Purchase A Book From That Weird Old Soho Bookshop, A. Z. Fell & Co., So You Need To Get Into A.Z. Fell & Co.; Now What? (A Guide For Unfortunate Bookworms), The Official Mr Fell Quarantine Thread, The A.Z. Fell and Co. Conspiracy, and Unusual Occurrences at A.Z. Fell and Co.'s by Quandtuniverse, arkhamcycle, argentconflagration, and WritesEveryBlueMoon
  • Recommended by: Mya Applesauce
  • Status: Complete
  • Internet folks discuss a certain odd bookshop (and gripe about how hard it is to buy books from there).

A Spark of Goodness by Viking Eggplant
  • Recommended by: Bookworm Gal
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: "I know the story goes that a fallen angel is beyond My Grace, and up until this point that has been quite true, but up until this point, no fallen angel has ever shown any desire to be saved."
  • Comments: While it could be taken as slash if you so desire, this is mostly a story of friendship. And just like when he ran into a burning building for him, Crowley once again demonstrates what he'll do when Aziraphale needs his help.

After All by AmberDiceless
  • Recommended by: Lokis Scribe
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Of course everyone knew there would be consequences, and that the world would have to end sometime. A story about What Happened After, with guest appearances by Him Below, the four Archangels, and the Big Cahuna Himself.
  • Comments: Covers the "What do we do now?" aspect of the end of the book very well. Characterizes the relationship between Aziraphale and Crowley beautifully, and offers some really memorable characterizations of Lucifer, the Archangels, and God.

Angels Online by Shati
ask, and ye shall receive by Ariaste
  • Recommended by: Tropers/megaeliz
  • Status: Finished
  • Synopsis: Smite me, Crowley thinks one day, about three or four days into the Beginning of the World. He feels rather daring about it, especially when God doesn’t answer. Puts a bit of a swagger in his slither.
  • Pairing(s): Crowley/Aziraphale
  • Comments: A little ficlet from the Garden, leading up to a great punchline (A Podfic is available as well.)

Aziraphale versus The Fresco Debacle, by dreya-uberwald
  • Recommended by: chelonianmobile
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Aziraphale and Crowley react to the Ecce Homo fresco incident.
  • Comments: My favourite line is Crowley's oddly apt descriptions of the remade fresco: "Startled middle-aged woman in fur balaclava ...? Unholy offspring of man and barn owl?"

Bad Grace by QuantumWitch (Contains an Aziraphale/Crowley slash subplot)
  • Recommended by: Solandra, L Guardinal
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Newt/Anathema, Crowley/Aziraphale, Brian/Pepper, Adam/OC, and some other relationships between OCs
  • Summary: The end of the world has failed to happen, but things aren't going to settle back down anytime soon. Anathema's expecting, the Antichrist's about to enter puberty, an angel and demon find themselves irretrievably in a Romance Arc, the Seven Deadly Sins awaken, and the Second Coming of Christ draws nigh.
  • Comments: Like the original book, this Continuation Fic introduces several unique subplots, takes care to develop each of them with their own twists and surprises, and eventually draws all of them together at the climax to form a satisfying conclusion. Best of all, even when it takes the canon material into creative directions, it remains lovingly faithful to the established canon characters and relationships. The end result truly reads as a sequel to the original book.
    • Addendum by L Guardinal: (Most of) Quantum Witch's other works are quite good as well (though the vast majority, if not all of them, are Crowley/Aziraphale, sometimes quite explicit, so read at your own risk). They can be found at The Good Omens Library.
    • feral: I especially enjoyed Love Calls You By Your Name (Complete)

Da Capo Aria by lady_oneiros * Recommended by: Solandra
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Aziraphale takes Death's place for a day upon God's request.
  • Comments: A rare Aziraphale-centric story that does him justice. Has a non-Original Flavor prose (me pointing out that a fic's "great, but not in the style of canon" is my Single-Issue Wonk, so don't let that deter you) that manages to be atmospheric without a whiff of Purple Prose, inspired characterizations of God, Lucifer, and Beelzebub, and themes about divinity and death that avoid Anviliciousness.

Dad Omens by Pookaseraph
  • Recommended by: Tiggerific
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Crowley/Aziraphale (it's just sort of there; the story focusses more on them and Adam being a family unit)
  • Summary: In which Crowley delivers three babies instead of one, and accidentally takes home The Adversary.
  • Comments: There're plenty of stories about Crowley and Aziraphale raising Adam. But not only is this one of the better ones, it has the unique, hilarious twist that's faithful to the comedic spirit of the book, in that they don't even know Adam is the Antichrist until the Hell Hound shows up. The writing is witty and very in line with the story-telling of both the book and the show, and is both laugh-out-loud hilarious as well as heartwarming-ly adorable.

Demonology and the Tri-Phasic Model of Trauma: An Integrative Approach by Nnm
  • Recommended by Ronfar, Lemia
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Crowley/Aziraphale
  • Summary: After the events of Good Omens, Crowley shows up at the office of Aubrey Thyme, professional psychotherapist. She's very professional and good at her job, but she's never had a client quite like Crowley before, and processing the traumas from 6000 years of existence is going to take a long time...
  • Comments: Astoundingly beautiful. Expect to cry.
    • Addendum by Lemia: This fic takes the All Therapists Are Muggles trope and thoroughly explores, deconstructs, and sews it back together magnificently. The therapist Original Character is a fully-realized character and her sessions with Crowley realistically take a long while to make progress, but the trust and friendship that gradually forms between them is extremely touching and changes both of their mindsets in ways both small and profound.

Don't Play With Holy Water by improbabledreams900
  • Recommended by: Samred
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: When the Bentley goes missing, Crowley isn't sure what to make of it. Unbeknownst to him, a certain lurking demon is waiting to settle an old score...
  • Comments: A Vengeful!Hastur fic with incredible action sequences, featuring the use of possession, swordfights, and as the title might suggest, holy water. The final showdown between Aziraphale and Hastur is one of the most creative fight scenes I've ever read.

Going Home by daegaer
  • Recommended by: Solandra
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Aziraphale is recalled to Heaven, and Crowley isn't happy about it. After offing Aziraphale's Replacement Scrappy in a variety of amusing ways, he enacts a Heaven-contacting ritual that goes wrong in all the right ways.
  • Comments: I've already recommended daegaer's stories above, but this fic deserves special mention as a work that pulls off the common "Aziraphale and/or Crowley are recalled by their superiors" plot brilliantly without descending into melodrama. You won't find any angst here: just light-hearted, humorous drama that's surprisingly poignant in showing how much Aziraphale and Crowley mean to each other.

Good Advice by Igorina
  • Recommended by: Dreaming_Shark
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Aziraphale gets a nasty shock whilst perusing the morning paper.
  • Comments: Crowley writes an advice column for the Times, and Aziraphale is outraged. The writer really has the humorous writing style of Good Omens down, her Aziraphale voice is spot-on, and the scenario quite believable.

Hastur Baiting by Laburnum Steelfang
  • Recommended by Ronfar
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: The Them encounter a rather hilarious problem whilst playing Dungeons and Dragons.
  • Comments: Short and funny. A must-read for gaming geeks! Adam sounds like the best GM ever.

In Holy Matrimony by Myracuulous
  • Recommended by: Troper/Megaeliz, Lemia
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: From the private journal of Alisha Jones, wedding planner, concerning the nuptials of Anthony J Crowley and Aziraphale and the planning process thereof, containing an account of chosen decor, guest list construction, and the holy war against the Antichrist that nearly ruined six months of professional organization and a very nice dinner.
  • Pairing(s): Crowley/Aziraphale
  • Comments: A delightful outsider POV fic, from the perspective of Crowley and Aziraphale's Wedding Planner. (a Podfic is avaliable as well)

New Translation of Matthew 4:1-11 by a Mr A.Z. Fell Published in 'The Examiner' Weekly Newspaper 6th July 1827 by Cheeseanonioncrisps
  • Recommended by: Tropers/Megaeliz
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Though not the usual sort of thing that is published in this humble periodical, we hope that readers will enjoy this new (and rather unorthodox) translation of the gospel of Matthew from the original Greek. Notes from the editors have been added in places where further clarification is thought necessary. Those with questions may reach Mr Fell at his bookshop in Soho, although we most emphatically advise them not to try.
  • Comments: An alternate take on Matthew 4:1-11, as told by our favorite Angel and Demon duo

Of Wishes and Fishes by googlebrat
  • Recommended by: Solandra
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: When a not-too-bright dogfish swallows a wishing ring and causes mayhem with his careless wishes, a restless Horseperson sees a great opportunity, and only an angel and demon can restore things back to their natural order.
  • Comments: Has an entertainingly original plot guaranteed to leave you grinning.

Once More, with Pharaohs by Duinemerwen
  • Recommended by: Samred
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Egypt, 1340 B.C.: Aziraphale gets stuck reliving Tuesday afternoon over and over again. It wouldn't be so bad, if every afternoon didn't start mid-argument with a certain disagreeable demon. Or if cooperation with the aforementioned demon weren't Aziraphale's only chance at escaping the loop…
  • Comments: The fic premise clicks a lot of my buttons (Historical fic! Time travel! Frenemies!) And it's executed with a clear love for the setting and the characters, and quite a few trope subversions along the way. This story broke my heart and put it back together again. And there's an action scene near the end I can only describe as breathtaking. Highly recommended.

School Daze by Musegaarid
  • Recommended by: feral
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Summary: a Drabble involving Adam, Crowley, and "show and tell."
  • Comments: Crack Fic. Also, the other stories by Musegaarid are recommended.

Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot by xylodemon
  • Recommended by: Solandra, LongLiveHumour
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Gaiman and Pratchett actually wrote New Year's resolutions for Crowley and Aziraphale. This story takes Crowley's resolutions and expands each one into a story of its own.
  • Comments: Chock-full of Crowley-snarkiness, and that's all that's needed.

Somewhere in Africa, 150 BC by H Savinien
  • Recommended by: LongLiveHumour
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: A brief encounter, what it says on the tin.
  • Comments: Manages to fit atmosphere, characterisation and humour in one small package. A real gem of a story.

Spirits of the Blitz by 5-Door Wasabi (Ignicia)
  • Recommended by: Steel Edge
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Summary: In St. James' Street, a handler of double agents is offered a challenge she can't refuse. In Fleet Street, Britain's oldest Secret Army musters for war. In Soho, there's an Air Raid Protection post where everyone is welcome. Well, almost everyone. And in London’s holy places, there’s an evil that can’t be kept out.
  • Comments: A well-researched WW 2 fic about Reggie Diceman, a counterintelligence handler who gets saddled with our favorite demon as a spy. The fic is remarkably immersive, containing details like what kind of office Reggie uses and how she was recruited. Reggie is an excellent viewpoint character; interesting, observant, and professional, she notes every detail and walks through her thought processes. Crowley spans the range between public nuisance and terrifying demon, best shown when he escapes a demon summoning.

Truly Ineffable by Bookwormgal
  • Recommended by: Tropers/Megaeliz
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Stress can come out in the most unfortunate ways and an argument causes nearly a month of separation. Not that long for an angel or demon who have walked the Earth for six thousand years, but enough is enough. But when Crowley saunters back into the bookshop, his angel isn't there. But the bookshop wasn't quite empty either. And She has a favor to ask of him. And when he asks why he would do anything that She asks of him, She merely tells him that Aziraphale needs his help. ...Well, when you put it that way, how could he possibly say no?
  • Pairing(s): Aziraphale/Crowley
  • Comments: Loosely inspired by A Spark of Goodness, but still has enough fun twists and turns to make it stand out.

WWI Series by daegaer

    Shipping Fics 

Stories focused on romantic relationships between the cast.

A Precise and Accurate History of Monday, Eleven Years Later by Giddy Geek

  • Recommended by: Solandra
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Aziraphale/Crowley, Greasy Johnson/Pepper (yes, really)
  • Summary: Aziraphale and Crowley pay a visit to Adam eleven years after the Incident, presumably only to see how he's doing. But it's really more than that and has to do with the New Arrangement formed during their trip to America.
  • Comments: Has the most perfect Original Flavor writing in the GO fandom, hands down. Crowley and Aziraphale are as entertaining as ever, Adam and the rest of Them have much-welcomed appearances, plenty of lines are giggle-inducing, and the progression of the main relationship over these eleven years is very much in-character and gives you a case of the warm fuzzies, especially at the closing lines.

Anything But Ordinary by Cimorene
  • Recommended by: Solandra, Hekateras
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Aziraphale/Crowley
  • Summary: A remix of Daegaer's AU fic Ordinary People that takes the original's basic concepts and ties them back to canon.
  • Comments: The Slice of Life events and gradually developing romance are done gracefully without ever losing sight of the fact that Crowley and Aziraphale are ethereal beings who, while being the most "ordinary" of their kind, are still anything but ordinary compared to humans.
    • The original AU fanfic must be recommended as well, as the author's depiction of what Aziraphale and Crowley would be like as humans makes for wonderfully interesting characters. This Troper would advise you to read the AU first and then the remix.
    • Completely and utterly seconded, and it stands alone very well even without the original. Utterly touching, beautiful, believable take on a Relationship Upgrade, with flawless prose and characterisation throughout.

Be Ye Therefore Merciful by AmberDiceless
  • Recommended by: Solandra
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Crowley is recklessly heroic and gets into trouble for it. Aziraphale will do anything to help him, even if it means defying Death.
  • Comments: Moving drama and Crowning Moments of Awesome for both characters make for a gripping reading experience.
    • I didn't breathe for the half-hour or so it took to read this. So in-character it's unbelievable, and you can't help wondering what comes next!

Come As You Are by prestissima
  • Recommended by: Kelliannm
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Aziraphale and Crowley are invited to a fancy dress cocktail party, but it's so much more than that. This story operates under the assumption that Aziraphale has never seen Crowley's eyes in all this time (not a spoiler; author gives that piece of information at the start).
  • Comments: Although it's difficult to believe that Aziraphale wouldn't have seen Crowley's eyes in six thousand years' time (presumably he did see them in Eden), suspend your disbelief for a moment and read this amazing little one-shot.

Everything That Rises Must Converge by bookshop
  • Recommended by: Solandra
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Aziraphale/Crowley
  • Summary: Aziraphale can't sit on fences, and Crowley wants the third side.
  • Comments: Proof that a fanfic doesn't have to be of epic length to be funny, romantic, and thoughtful at the same time. Done with excellent footnotes, a precise blend of the silly and the serious, and Aziraphale/Crowley interaction that's just understated enough to work.

Falling Rain by ariastar
  • Recommended by: Solandra
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Aziraphale/Crowley
  • Summary: Aziraphale and Crowley wait out the Great Flood on Noah's Ark and actually build a nice rapport, much to Crowley's chagrin. (Note: This fic was written well before the TV miniseries came out, so it doesn't follow TV canon.)
  • Comments: Gets Aziraphale and Crowley's personalities and interactions so effortlessly right that everything else is just icing on the cake.

For All the World, sequel to Survivors' Guilt, also by irisbleufic
  • Recommended by: Solandra
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Aziraphale/Crowley
  • Summary: Crowley's still suffering from survivor's guilt. Fortunately, Aziraphale is there to help him through it.
  • Comments: The focus this time is on Aziraphale and Crowley's relationship and personal lives, in deliberate contrast to the epic, history-changing events of Survivors' Guilt. Despite the different focus, it retains the same lyrical quality and emotional depth, making even the sexual references seem somehow clean and in-character instead of giving off that "dirty" vibe.

Great Are the Myths by daughtersofisis
  • Recommended by: Solandra
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Aziraphale/Crowley near the end
  • Summary: The world is fine, but Aziraphale and Crowley are still tense and anxious. Aziraphale suggests to Crowley that they check with their superiors for peace of mind. Unfortunately, they don't know the full details of portal-opening...
  • Comments: A satisfyingly long work that answers the So What Do We Do Now? question facing Aziraphale and Crowley at the end of GO canon. How the two beings cope with their anxieties in the wake of the Apocalypse That Wasn't are dealt with thoughtfully without ever descending into wangst. Even their eventual Relationship Upgrade is done in an in-character manner that doesn't need big declarations.

In the Face of Fear by Duinemerwen
  • Recommended by: Samred
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Aziraphale/Crowley
  • Summary: Hastur spies Crowley and Aziraphale switching bodies after their tribunal, and plots his revenge. The two are forced to find their courage and confront the truth between them. Featuring angsty mistaken identity shenanigans, two beings who can't seem to talk about their feelings, Denial as a river in Egypt, and the sword Excalibur!
  • Comments: A fun Vengeful!Hastur fic with humour, followed by angst, followed by the happy ending they all deserve. The saltshakers and the football hooligans are a high point.

it's a new craze (podfic) (AO3 original by attheborder)
  • Recommended by: Troper/Megaeliz, Lemia
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Crowley and Aziraphale are very possibly the people least qualified, on the entire planet, to start up an advice podcast. But what else is there to do when the world isn't ending anytime soon, you’re technically on indefinite sabbatical from your lifelong careers, and you need a plausible excuse to spend more time with your best friend who you're definitely not, absolutely not, maybe just a little, actually maybe overwhelmingly in love with?
  • Pairing(s): Aziraphale/Crowley
  • Comments: Crowley and Aziraphale start a podcast. Hilarity (and Feels) Ensues.

Its Own Place by unravels
  • Recommended by Solandra, Ice Wolf Klaske (it pushed me over the edge to finally go read the book)
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Aziraphale/Crowley
  • Summary: Armageddon comes around again and Aziraphale and Crowley can't escape it this time.
  • Comments: The aftermath for Aziraphale and Crowley, for whom Earth felt more like home than Heaven or Hell ever did, is dealt with in a manner neither preachy or melodramatic but humorous and sneakily serious in a very canonesque way. Really, that's the best way to describe a fic with two opening quotes, one from Paradise Lost and one from a rock band, that can both be used to sum up the story. (Plus, the slash's well-integrated and the story arguably wouldn't be as emotionally powerful without it.)

* Manchester Lost by JAMoczo
my black eye casts no shadow by gyzym
  • Recommended by: Orbiting, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Paring(s): Aziraphale/Crowley/War
  • Summary: A brief history of an angel, a demon, and their encounters with the horseperson of the Apocalypse born of humanity.
  • Comments: It's a rule 63 fic (Aziraphale and Crowley are female; War doesn't change for anybody) that manages to be a great character study of all parties involved as well as surprisingly cannon-compliant except for the gender changes. If nothing else, it has the best-characterized War I've ever seen.

Passive-Aggressive Bouquets by susieboo
  • Recommended by: Adele Potter
  • Status: Complete
  • Paring(s): Aziraphale/Crowley
  • Summary: Aziraphale's job at the flower shop is normally dull, until he gets a new regular customer who has some very odd, very specific requests. [Oneshot. Everyone's human AU. Generally a mindless fluff-fest.]
  • Comments: Just as the summary says, it's a very fluffy little fic, with an incredibly cute setup. It's also quite funny, with a guest appearance from the Them, and gives a good theory as to what Crowley and Aziraphale would be doing with their lives if they were ordinary humans.

Pray for Us, Icarus by Atalan
  • Recommended by: Lemia
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Aziraphale/Crowley
  • Summary: For three centuries, Crowley has been reincarnated over and over as a human with no memory of his past. Aziraphale has tried to find a way to restore him to his true self, but all he seems to do is hurt them both. This time, he only means to steal a brief moment when he walks into Crowley's flower shop. But Crowley can't let it go...
  • Comments: A seven-part fic series that will slowly break your heart into smithereens over the first three entries with Aziraphale and Crowley's star-crossed meetings and then slowly piece it back together over the last four entries with them gradually figuring out how to earn their happy ending against seemingly insurmountable obstacles. If you aren't left feeling both emotionally devastated and emotionally healed by the seventh part, you have a far stonier heart than me.

Regulars, by irisbleufic
  • Recommended by: Kelliannm
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Aziraphale/Crowley, otherwise featuring five insignificant (yet crucial) original characters.
  • Summary: Aziraphale and Crowley as seen through the eyes of others (more specifically: humans) in the places they live and frequent around London (Mayfair, Soho, The Ritz, Bloomsbury, and - of course - St. James's Park).
  • Comments: This is brilliant from start to finish, especially the original characters. You'll never look at them quite the same way again, by which I mean, you'll recognize them for exactly who they are, but with an added appreciation thanks to the outside viewpoints.

Slow Show by mia_ugly
  • Recommended by: Bryalba
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Aziraphale/Crowley
  • Summary: Human Actor AU. In which temptations are accomplished, grand romantic gestures are made, and two ineffable co-stars only take four seasons of an award-winning television program to realize they’re on their own side (at last, at last).
  • Comments: This story is so well written even if you are not familiar with the canon you can follow along. It just breathes life to the book/show, twists it around and makes it its own story while keeping the familiarity of the story and the characters we know and love. Has its own metaverse

Sparks by Afrai
  • Recommended by Solandra, Ms. Byrd, RainKrystal, baywoof
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Pepper/War (yes, really)
  • Summary: Pepper's all grown up, but she's restless about her life until she meets a certain Horseperson who has something eating away at her that she can't name. Somehow, the two give each other what they're looking for.
  • Comments: Makes the Crack Pairing work beautifully by showing how the two redheads' personalities attract and play off on each other, and how humanity might just be affecting War as it did a certain angel and demon.
    • Ms. Byrd is sure Pepper would be horrified to learn that this fic strikes her as strangely and delightfully domestic.
    • RainKrystal: The prose here is just attractive, I don't know how else to describe it. There's just something about this fic that just sucks you right into it and makes you believe that this truly, awfully cracked-out pairing is actually possible.
    • baywoof: Wow. The writing is great, and it's amazing how convincing Pepper/War is.

Survivors' Guilt by irisbleufic
  • Recommended by: Solandra
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Implied Aziraphale/Crowley at the end, easy to miss.
  • Summary: A series of vignettes about how significant historical events affect Aziraphale and Crowley over the years.
  • Comments: This story may not be as original-flavored as other stories (stylistically speaking), but it's got a smooth, lyrical feel to it that captures the characters' raw emotions and relationship developments without having to say them out loud.

The Full Circle series, by Hekateras
  • Recommended by: Anderling
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Aziraphale/Crowley and Azariel/Gliss.
  • Summary: Nothing lasts forever and the final Apocalypse can only be delayed for so long. There is a school of thought that says you cannot fight fate. And another that claims there's no such thing as predestination, only those powerful enough to make your choices for you - if you let them. Aziraphale puts both to the test.
  • Comments: Manages to make your heart shatter into itty-bitty pieces while still giving you a lot of food for thought on ineffable games of Solitaire. The characterisation is intriguing and the fics will stay with you for a long time.

The Happiest Place on Earth by Julietveiled
  • Recommended by: MauveSilly
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Hastur/Ligur and Aziraphale/Crowley (described in a way completely safe for middle-schoolers)
  • Summary: Adam goes to Disneyland and is (predictably?) unimpressed.
  • Comments: This fic is only peripherally about the relationships, but I included it in the shipping section just to be safe. Anyway, this story is easily digestible, full of colorful details of exactly the sort that a pre-adolescent would notice, and amusing all the way through. It's not at all ambitious, but sometimes that's what you want, and the entire cast is beautifully in-character (even Hastur and Ligur).

Barghest: The Three Heads of Cerberus by Secret Weapon
The Walls, the Wainscot, and the Mouse by irisbleufic
  • Recommended by: 0 Wraith.
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Aziraphale/Crowley
  • Summary: Aziraphale and Crowley move into that cottage together in the South Downs. Cue neighbors and other locals treating them like a couple, fawning over their pet-names for each other, and generally believing them to be life-partners. Eventually, they just decide that, really, they've technically been dating for six thousand years and might as well give it a go. Crowley's characteristic vulnerability is spot-on.
  • Comments: An adorable and fluffy story, unlike most of irisbleu's other fic. The characterization is especially good - Aziraphale and Crowley have an incredibly sweet relationship, and the OCs are brilliantly written (yes, even the mouse!)
    • Especially the mouse. Sweet and believable. Flame Feathers
    • This story (along with A Better Place, which was actually written well before it) is by now the starting point for an ongoing series. See here for a full directory of links to the stories and ficlets in it. -Kelliannm

Traditions by UseTheForceEm
  • Recommended by: Solandra
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Aziraphale/Crowley
  • Summary: Crowley's been given a birthday from Down Below, and he wants to be distracted from the related memories of his Fall. That's when Aziraphale shows up, intent on chewing him out for what he did when drunk some time before. Things do not go as either anticipated.
  • Comments: This fic is a lemon with explicit m/m action. That said, it's a lemon done right. Neither Aziraphale nor Crowley are derailed into more "appropriate" roles or given corny romantic lines. The plot doesn't throw them into bed right off the bat, allowing them to set their own pace. Even in the midst of the "action" scenes, the characters' quirks and natures (especially the fact that they're not truly human) aren't forgotten, thus avoiding the feel of everything else in the story serving as nothing but a clothesline for the smut.

Trust, Charity, & the Fine Art of Incompetence by violet gallagher
  • Recommended by: feral
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Aziraphale/Crowley
  • Summary: Crowley and Aziraphale are given new assignments to tempt / redeem each other to the other side. Though it is actually a set up by both sides looking to scapegoat someone for the failed apocalypse.
  • Comments: So What Do We Do Now? Continuation Fic with a Relationship Reveal.

Twofish by Grindylowe
  • Recommended by: Solandra
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Aziraphale/Crowley
  • Summary: Crowley's new hobby is seeing how long other fish survive against his pet fish, The Great White Bastard. Aziraphale drops by in time to witness this. There's toasting to the number of fish killed, and talk about a woman who's being driven mad by her divine sight and a previous experience in a whorehouse. Then there are kisses and merging.
  • Comments: One of those stories that can't be described without sounding like Crack Fic or a Mind Screw. Initially appears to be nothing more than a silly, nonsensical drunken conversation between Aziraphale and Crowley, then morphs halfway into something achingly beautiful.
    • Seconded like heaven and hell. This is nothing like the "close friendship, just add sex" model most slash fic takes in getting the characters to get together, no. This shows the creation of a love that actually convincingly looks like it could outlast empires.

    Crossover Fics 

Fanfiction that combines elements, characters, etc. from two or more different franchises.

But For the Grace by AmberDiceless

  • Recommended by: feral
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Aziraphale/Crowley (implied)
  • Summary: In the Eternal Conflict between Heaven and Hell, some beings inevitably get caught in the middle. How they deal with this conundrum varies as much as the beings themselves.
  • Comments: Crossover with Hellblazer. Funny, cute, and everyone's in character.

The Dresden Omens by shiplizard
  • Recommended by: kph2pt0, piattish
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Crossover with The Dresden Files. In which a demon (who did not fall from grace so much as saunter vaguely downward) is sent to tempt a hero (who's reluctant at best) and has some trouble with the job.
  • Comments: Contains a surprise pairing (Harry/Marcone), and a fusion of Jim Butcher's snarky humor and Good Omens' wit. The crossover is well done and the characters are portrayed perfectly.

Once More With Feeling by xylodemon
  • Recommended by Solandra
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Aziraphale/Crowley, Newt/Anathema, implied Adam/Pepper and Adam/Harry
  • Summary: Hell hasn't given up after the Apocalypse That Wasn't, and formulates a new plan involving the wizarding world. Characters from Harry Potter make appearances, though it's not so much a proper crossover as it's an Original Flavor GO fic with the Harry Potter extras.
  • Comments: Details the second coming of the Apocalypse so perfectly in-tune with the canon style and characters that it feels like you're meeting and becoming enthralled with the original characters all over again. And yes, the Harry Potter characters are IC too.

This Is Not The Chosen One You're Looking For by TardisIsTheOnlyWayToTravel
  • Crossover with: Harry Potter
  • Recommended by: feral
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When the infant Antichrist is brought to Earth, he is secretly exchanged for another child with no one the wiser. His new parents? James and Lily Potter. The situation doesn't go exactly as Heaven and Hell planned, however...
  • Comments: This fic can also be found at ''AO3'

* Viva La by gyzym
  • Crossover with: The Avengers (2012)
  • Recommended by: Orbiting, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Pepper/War (aka Pepper/Natasha)
  • Synopsis: Pepper Potts is the same Pepper who nearly witnessed the end of the world as a child. Is it any wonder that War calls herself Natasha Romanov these days? (Turns out the end of the world is always just around the corner.)
  • Comments: Great writing and great characterization for everyone involved.

Checkout Any Time You Like by Ineffable Alien
  • Recommended by: Copperhead 045
  • Crossover with: Hazbin Hotel
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Starting after the pilot episode of Hazbin Hotel and six years before the end of the world, Crowley finds himself stuck in Hell due to a broken escalator. At Beelzebub's insistence he decides to leave the office building while he's waiting for it to be fixed and head out into Hell. While searching for a quiet place to pass the time drinking he finds himself at a strange new hotel.
  • Comments: Great fic so far. Both Charlie and Crowley are in character and their interactions together so far are rather sweet. Lots of potential for this story, looking forward to seeing it continued.

Crossovers with Supernatural
Enough of these keep turning up that they merit their own section

A Friend in Need by Pandarus
  • Recommended by: Novium
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Aziraphale gets an unexpected visit from a certain fallen angel from Supernatural.
  • Comments: Very funny, and so well captures the style of Good Omens that it's hard to remember it wasn't written by Pratchett & Gaiman.

Arrangements by icarus_chained
  • Recommended by: PitViperOfDoom, heterodynegirl, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete (sort of; Arrangements is technically unfinished, due to complications in the author's life; what's marked as the last chapter on A03 is actually a summary of how the final chapters were intended to go. However, it's a very thorough summary, often feeling like it could be a fic in itself, and so the story feels quite complete)
  • Pairing(s): Aziraphale/Crowley, Dean/Castiel, Sam/Gabriel
  • Summary: Team Free Will meets everyone's favourite angel and demon, and it all spirals from there.
  • Comments: One of the best Supernatural/Good Omens crossovers out there, in my opinion. There is a lot of shipping in this one, but the deep exploration of the relationships between Aziraphale and Crowley, Sam and Gabriel, and Dean and Castiel is what really makes the fic work. The scenes in this fic range from jaw-droppingly awesome to downright heartbreaking, and the interaction between all the characters is vivid and believable. Deserves its own trope page, I think.
    • Seconded, seconded, a million times seconded by RainKrystal. This fic is one of the best GO stories I've read in a while, and even though I was never a fan of Supernatural before I read this, I am one now. The story is good, but what drives it up to the epic level is that mixed in with all the action and the awesome are these incredibly personal, character driven moments that make your chest ache when you realize you've been holding your breath. The characters make the plot go, and it goes where's it's going at a good pace.
    • This author has also written a number of other Good Omens/Supernatural stories, some of which are tremendously funny, others heart-wrenching (and sometimes both at once), but all of which feature amazing characterisation and excellent writing.

Ineffability (And How to Avoid It) by Cati Jones
  • Recommended by: bookwormgal
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: hints of A/C, Destiel, and Sabriel, but easy to ignore
  • Summary: Set 20 years post-GO and after 5.22 of SPN. Dean's miserable. Sam's soulless. Castiel is beginning to fight a war he cannot win. Crowley is starting to hate his position. And Aziraphale is dead. But one choice, one single action, changes everything. Now, with the world hanging in the balance, an unlikely team must form to save it. Gabriel's welcome to stop laughing any time now.
  • Comments: Awesome footnotes, a list of characters similar to the beginning of the book, and a well-done explanation to combine the two Crowleys into the same entity.

Not Quite The Devil You Know by Taranea
  • Recommended by: bookwormgal
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: None
  • Summary: Dean does not appreciate being stuck in London. Anthony J. Crowley does not appreciate being 'hunted' by two lunatics. Duke of hell Hastur is extremely annoyed that two strange mortals keep interfering with his plans to get revenge on Crowley himself, and Aziraphale disapproves mildly of the word 'assbutt'.
  • Comments: Brilliant and fun. Takes place roughly during season 6 of Supernatural, when Sam and Dean head to the UK to find Crowley's bones(except Sam already has his soul back), and about a decade and half after the events in the book. And everyone seems to be in-character and highly entertaining.

When Summoning, Please Watch the Wording by Ryuuza Kochou
  • Recommended by: EchoGarrote, jyshin2
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: A capture, a ritual, and a small mistake in terms lets Sam and Dean become 'sacrifices' to another demon with yellow eyes. Things don't exactly end how you might expect them to. Crossover with Supernatural.
  • Comments: Brilliantly written in a style that sounds just like Pratchett and Gaiman. Everyone is in-character and it's absolutely hilarious.
    • Seconded by cg12345. Style is spot-on, and Aziraphale is shockingly badass at the climax. Beware the Nice Ones, indeed.


    Alternate Universe Fics 

Stories where one fundamental aspect of the series is completely overhauled from its point of origin.

The Sacred and the Profane by Afrai (Link.)

  • Recommended by Solandra, Idraena, Athenaswings, feral, BookDigger
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Zirah/Caphriel
  • Summary: A retelling of GO canon with the angel/demon roles flipped for Aziraphale and Crowley, but the two retaining enough distinctive personality traits to avoid becoming entirely original characters.
  • Comments: Excellently written in Original Flavor, but with a twisted undercurrent to it; this is what Good Omens would have been like if processed through a nightmarish filter of cynicism. It's the kind of fic you read through once for the great writing, then vow to never read again after being left a broken, sobbing heap at the end. As awesome as the twists and reinterpretations are, it's definitely not a fic for easy reading.

Shifting Heaven and Earth by BuggreAlleThis
  • Recommended by Lemia
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Aziraphale/Crowley
  • Summary: In an universe where Crowley avoided Falling and stayed a loyal angel named Kralel, he spends six millennia working to root out angelic corruption in Heaven until one day Gabriel assigns him to go undercover on Earth to investigate Aziraphale for corruption. Kralel initially has a very dim opinion of the angel who became disgraced for failing to properly guard the Tree of Knowledge, but that gradually changes as he gets to know Aziraphale and Earth better.
  • Comments: A great, long fic that explores how different Crowley and Aziraphale's personalities and relationship would have been if Crowley were more loyal to Heaven and Aziraphale had to deal with Hastur instead of Crowley on Earth for almost six millennia, but also shows how the two of them are still the same Crowley and Aziraphale at their core who would still have developed in certain ways and still been drawn to each other even without six millennia of familiarity. It also delves into serious topics about faith and free will without becoming bogged down in them and has one of the most epic Crowning Moments of Awesome for Kralel/Crowley I've ever read in GO fanfic (you'll know it when you read it).