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Below is the required format for a recommendation. If you're making a new page, or adding to an existing one, copy that text into the page. Please don't use the old format, those are being gradually converted to this one.

Do warn when the fan fiction in question is an Alternate Universe Fic: not everybody likes that. Pairings or changes of a character's sexual orientation are also to be noted — after all, Shipping is Serious Business for many fans.


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Title of the Fanfic by Author OR Fic Trope Page, by Author (Link)

  • Recommended by: Troper Namenote 
  • Status: Completenote /Ongoingnote /Hiatusnote /Dormantnote /Deadnote 
  • 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 (note 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, etc.

Note: That last bit of gibberish with the square brackets turns into a button linking the fic to its reviews, which is where all opinions about the work go. The recommendations lists are just for recommendations and the synopses. Since the coding doesn't like punctuation, remember to strip that out before posting the link to the reviews section.

General Fics

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.

Soulname(s) by Hysterical_Mirth

  • Recommended by: woolcandy
  • Status: Dead; last updated April 2017
  • Synopsis: A soulmate Alternate Universe fic that explores the MC's interactions with the characters within this new context. Is also part of a series.
  • Pairing(s): MC x All five members of the RFA
  • Tags: AU - Soulmates

a taste of paradise by sunflowerfield

  • Recommended by: woolcandy
  • Status: Dormant; last updated November 2017
  • Synopsis: Follows a theoretical game branch during V's route, with Unknown kidnapping you and taking you back to Mint Eye.
  • Pairing(s): While "pairings" might not be the best descriptor for the relationship in this fic, the main focus seems to be Ray x MC x Rika.
  • Tags: AU - Canon Divergence

An Act of Kindness by Khismer

  • Recommended by: woolcandy
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A fic that follows a potential route for the character Unknown.
  • Pairing(s): MC x Unknown
  • Tags: AU - Canon Divergence


Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

(There's No Way) We Got Married by vela (genic)

  • Recommended by: woolcandy
  • Status: Dormant; last updated September 2017
  • Synopsis: Zen and Jumin take part in a popular reality TV show in which they have to pretend to be married for 72 hours.
  • Pairing(s): Zen x Jumin
  • Tags: Comedy

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