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Anything by sciathan file

  • Recommended by: Clandestine Clear
  • Comments: This author's work is truly amazing. Her characterization is flawless, her writing is excellent, and her plots are always fascinating. She writes a lot of genres, from fluff to humor to angst, so be sure to check out all of her fics.

    General Fics 

The Search for the Perfect Pencil by Luxraye

  • Recommended by: Prolnasia
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Remember the Host Club selling Haruhi's pencil? Months later, Tamaki still feels guilty, so he and the rest of the host club come up with a plan! A plan involving pencils, other cute stationery, and a "commoner's" store! ...What? There's a grumpy Kyouya involved? AHHHHHHHH! Months after Haruhi's mechanical pencil is sold by the Host Club, guilty Tamaki gets the whole Host Club together to create a stationery store just for Haruhi and asks her to pick something out. Hilarity soon follows.

Castle Down by schlorp

  • Recommended by: Marlee Cross
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: All she ever wanted was to live life in a fairytale, but, unfortunately, not all fairytales have happy endings. Kyouya's mother centric.

It's a Wonderfully Splendid Magnificent Life by sciathan file

  • Recommended by: Marlee Cross
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Events occur that cause Tamaki to reevaluate his decision to come to Japan... however, intervention becomes necessary to show him just how much his absence will effect everyone he knows.

Lost Without You by Miss Light Bright

  • Recommended by: ladyofthelibrary
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After a horrible fight between Hikaru and Kaoru, Kaoru suddenly goes missing. He's been kidnapped and tortured. Will Hikaru find and save his little brother?

Phoenix by Cybra

  • Recommended by: Galaxysoup
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The third son of the Otori family was dead, and nobody had ever noticed.

Six Days of Worry; or How Laundry Makes Everything Better by treeflamingo

  • Recommended by: Galaxysoup
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Hani goes away for a week, Mori is is given a much unwanted vacation from his serve-and-protect duties.

Miscalculation by No.13

  • Recommended by: UniversesVisit
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: On his father's suggestion Kyouya proceeds to befriend a new transfer student at Ouran. However, while Kyouya and the other Host Club members notice something off about him early on, Kyouya does not anticipate the outcome correctly.
  • Comments: The only fanfiction I have ever read, that portrays Kyouya's father as something other than a heinous villain or simply a Jerkass that doesn't give a damn about his sons. Definitely worth your time...

Viola Grown by copperbadge

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Haruhi is a mystery to her university professors — but not to Kyouya, who knows her better than she knows herself.

Due Diligence by galaxysoup

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Kyouya is the last person Haruhi expects to find standing outside her door at three in the morning.

     Alternate Universe Fics 

In The Circle Of Elemental Arms by Kryssa's flute (link)

  • Recommended by: Ansela, Guessmyname, choir, Numbuh9494
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Magic runs strong in the students of Ouran, even in one klutzy scholarship student.
  • Comments: A magical AU fic where elementals live amongst normal humans, Ouran teaches elemancy at a high level, each of the Host Club members controls one of the elements (light, dark, fire, lightning, wind, earth and water) and the Host Club get dragged into a problem with group of elementals that are much more powerful and experienced than they are.

After the Clock Strikes Twelve by Miss Mary Sue

  • Recommended by: Marlee Cross
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Basically an AU of the anime ending in which Tamaki left with Eclair after Haruhi fell into the river instead of following her, resulting in him really, truly leaving Ouran for good and marrying Eclair.
  • Notes: Has a sequel, And the Clock Only Echoes.

Ouran High School Host Club shortfic by afrai

  • Recommended by: Roach Patrol, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A snippets collection.

Not To Be by kygirl101

  • Recommended by: Marlee Cross
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Six scenarios in which the members of the Host Club... were never born.

Gender Confusion by fringeperson

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Haruhi is rather famous for not caring about gender differences, and that can more or less be blamed on Ranka. So, is it so unreasonable that this confuses everybody around the young Fujioka? Male!Haruhi.

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    Shipping Fics 

daddy's gonna buy you a looking glass by Fahye

  • Recommended by: Roach Patrol, choir, Galaxysoup, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The more things change, the more things stay the same: after all the Host Club members graduate, they all move in to a big house and live together.
  • Pairings: Everyone/Everyone
  • Notes: Has a sequel, a wish to assimilate the world.

Monochrome by Ninja Shen

  • Recommended by: Kchasm, Guessmyname
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: No evil is pure black, and no good is pure white. With a little initiation on Nekozawa's part, Haruhi begins to...ack, I can't write a synopsis of this that doesn't sound freaking cute.
  • Pairing: Haruhi/Nekozawa

Fractured fairy tale by Halicarnassus

  • Recommended by: Marlee Cross
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: School may have ended but the Host Club boys refuse to go their separate ways or relinquish their claim on a certain commoner. Living together was their only solution. Society can go hang. But such a choice would come with a price. Kyoya knows that.
  • Pairing: Haruhi/Host Club

Cherish the Thunder by Grey's Princess

  • Recommended by: Marlee Cross
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ranka's perspective on Tamaki and Haruhi's relationship.
  • Pairing: Haruhi/Tamaki

Eternal Love by MidnightStarlightWrites

  • Recommended by: Marlee Cross
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing: Haruhi/Tamaki
  • Synopsis: A series of oneshots detailing Haruhi and Tamaki's relationship.

RolePlaying by Lexmarker

  • Recommended by: Marlee Cross
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Just another day with our favorite hosts. You know, twins being suggestive, Kyouya being a bastard, Mori and Honey just doing their candy and stoic routine, and Tamaki playing with Haruhi. Well, let's see what happens when Haruhi decides to play along...
  • Pairing: Haruhi/Tamaki

the weed is a flower by awintea

  • Recommended by: Marlee Cross
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Amakusa Benio is a gracious young woman who loves and accepts all maidens, the flowers that they are. However, she despises men — vulgar, awful things — and the one man Amakusa Benio hates above all is Suou Tamaki.
  • Pairings: Haruhi/Benio, Haruhi/Tamaki, Haruhi/Nekozawa

Too Late by SigmaTheta

  • Recommended by: Marlee Cross
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: He is making a sandwich when he realizes, and it hits him hard enough to send the butter knife clattering to the floor.
  • Pairings: Haruhi/Tamaki, Haruhi/Hikaru

Contradictory by fiftysix-luver

  • Recommended by: ouran_fan
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Contrary to popular belief, Yoshio Ootori knew his son very well. That, until the Suoh Heir and the Host Club came to his house. Or, the one where Tamaki (and the Host Club) paid a visit to Kyouya's house when he was having a brunch with his father.
  • Pairings: Tamaki/Kyouya, Haruhi/Hikaru/Kaoru

Old Tangles, New Knots by Magician April Aries

  • Recommended by: GeminiStar00, Numbuh9494
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Kaoru and Kyouya form a friendship as they're falling out of love. Surprisingly, they find that they honestly enjoy each others' presence — perhaps a little too much.
  • Pairing: Kyouya/Kaoru

Through Blindness by KageNoNeko

  • Recommended by: Max300frk
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A freak accident on a Host Club excursion one Saturday caused Haruhi to go blind! Each member pitches in to help her, but Tamaki finds this opportunity with a blind Haruhi an eye-opening experience: he's not her father. So, will Haruhi be unlucky?
  • Pairing: Haruhi/Tamaki

To the Complaint by HatedLove6

  • Recommended by: Marlee Cross
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A stranger 'saves' Ryoji and upon waking up, his savior acts like a jerk. When he finds out why, he ends up feeling pity for the guy. Well, this guy doesn't want pity, but he does want something else.
  • Pairings: Ranka/OC, Haruhi/Tamaki

The Brilliant Find a Date for Kyouya Plan by copperbadge

  • Recommended by: Galaxysoup
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Due to a hilarious mishap, Tamaki thinks Haruhi is in love with Kyouya, and decides to hatch a brilliant plan to keep Kyouya from Haruhi and show Haruhi how fickle love is.
  • Pairings: Haruhi/Tamaki, Tamaki/Kyouya, Haruhi/Mori

Two of Silver, One of Gold by evocates

  • Recommended by: Galaxysoup
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Tamaki is dead, and Kyouya and Haruhi are left to pick up the pieces. Things definitely do not go well. Of grief, of making mistakes, and of moving on.
  • Pairings: Haruhi/Tamaki, Tamaki/Kyouya, Haruhi/Kyouya
  • Notes: Alternate link here.

Financial Report by meiface

  • Recommended by: Galaxysoup
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A look at Ootori Kyouya's notebook.
  • Pairing: Kyouya/Mori

A Splash of Reality by LizNinja

  • Recommended by: Miyukimae 123
  • Status: ?
  • Synopsis: The Host Club was ready to open the window and look out for flying pigs, for what they just learned sounded impossible. Haruhi liked someone OUTSIDE of the host club? God help them...to make sure that punk doesn't get too chummy!
  • Pairing: Haruhi/OC
  • Notes: Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Comments: One thing I'd like to point out is how incredibly well-written Azuma Ichi (the OC) is. His looks are barely commented on at all throughout the entire story, although we are led to believe he's handsome. Instead, it's his quirky personality that draws Haruhi to him. And by quirky, I don't mean "Tamaki" quirky; it's more mysterious-guy-with-weird-habits-and-hobbies kind of quirky. And unlike most OCs, his relationship with the other host club members goes as well as one would expect if Haruhi fell in love with another guy; Tamaki and Hikaru react with jealousy, while everyone else is worried but minds their own business because hey, he's not that bad. The plot itself is rather interesting since it's not just about the blooming romance between Haruhi and Ichi; it goes out of its way to explain more about Ichi's past. I won't say anything because that would be spoilers but nonetheless, the story's a great read.

Her Pink Locket by JuliannaCherries

  • Recommended by: KyaKitty
  • Status: ?
  • Synopsis: Kyoya Ootori's mindset had always been simple. Pleasing his father was the only thing that mattered, and he never once guessed that that would change. However, one day a certain snow lily walked into the host club and changed everything for the young man. Forever. To give a somewhat more clear explanation, a new OC makes her way into the host club and becomes one of them before anyone can do anything about it. And, surprisingly, she also manages to befriend Kyoya too. The story is continuing from that point on.
  • Pairing: Kyouya/OC
  • Notes: Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Comments: This is one of the best Kyoya X OC fics I've read. First of all, the OC is absolutely amazing and full of personality, which makes her wonderful to read about. Everyone is in character for the most part, but that's not what makes this story shine. The constant plot ups and downs that the author pulls makes you always want more, even when the story isn't at its most exciting point. Unlike most OC pairing ones these days, the story is barely ever shown from the OC's point of view, which makes her character even harder to understand. I also believe that, from the hints the author has given us so far, the OC is much deeper than she appears to be. Probably the most interesting of all these things is that I feel the author is one of the only ones on the site that has depicted Kyoya's feelings on love correctly. He doesn't care and he simply believes he'll never fall in love and truth be told, doesn't want to.I don't want to give to much away, but you have to start reading this story. You won't regret it.

All the Right Moves by blueblackmask

  • Recommended by: iamconstantine
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Maxine Chase, who is rather distracting in her looks (but not necessarily in a good way), comes to Ouran on a scholarship. Unfortunately, she gets involved with the last people that she wanted to.
  • Pairing: Hikaru/Kaoru/OC
  • Comments: Really feels like reading a script for a OHSHC episode. The character personalities are spot-on, the writing is amazing, and the plot is perfectly kept. It's a bit slow on updates, but one should most definitely give it a try.

The Director of Art and Culture by shangeling

  • Recommended by: HiFli
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Kiiro Harper has moved to Tokyo to attend Ouran Academy with her childhood friend. And, of course, the Host Club involves themselves.
  • Pairing: Kyouya/OC
  • Comments: Though this fic is like a script for the manga with an added character I have fallen for the OC and the writing style. The descriptions are killer and in all of the original add-ons I feel like the characters are extraordinarily believable! Though it's rated M it's only got a few bits of lime in it. It was the kind of Kyouya X OC stuff I could get used to and definitely worth a glance if you're spending your time rooting through the OHSHC section of fanfiction.

Fraught with imagined dooms by afrai

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Most women marry men like their fathers. This is the real reason mothers cry at weddings.
  • Pairing: Haruhi/Tamaki
  • Notes: Alternate link here.

The framework of the universe by afrai

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Love perpetuates cliché.
  • Pairing: Haruhi/Kyouya
  • Notes: Alternate link here.

Three's A Crowd by Miko

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Things get complicated when it's not just 'our world' and 'everything outside our world' anymore.
  • Pairing: Haruhi/Hikaru/Kaoru

Morning Persons by misura

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A pretty good morning, all in all.
  • Pairing: Haruhi/Tamaki/Kyouya

Sentimental Standards by misura

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Kyouya and Haruhi, at breakfast.
  • Pairing: Haruhi/Tamaki/Kyouya

Early Morning Drama by misura

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which Tamaki panics dramatically (if silently) and nobody gets hurt. Or woken up too early.
  • Pairing: Haruhi/Tamaki/Kyouya

Three Halves by misura

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which the twins set out to seduce, date or possibly just talk to an uninspired romantic heroine.
  • Pairing: Haruhi/Hikaru/Kaoru

Cat's Cradle by evocates

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Kyouya had been able to see the red threads between people’s fingers since the day he was born. A song of fate, and the breaking of. Tamaki was a man who could never be predictable.
  • Pairing: Haruhi/Tamaki/Kyouya

    Crossovers 

Heiress by artemisgirl

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: InuYasha
  • Synopsis: New student Kagome Higurashi makes (or is it blackmails?) her way into the Host Club, becoming the club's first ever (public) female host! She's beautiful, Kyouya acknowledges, but it's the mystery of her unseen guardian and her aversion to being touched that fascinate him, as he finds himself being drawn to her more and more...
  • Pairing: Kyouya/Kagome

Sweet Shop by Arella

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: InuYasha
  • Synopsis: "Seeing auras is something I can do easily. Yours is so bright: a happy, sunny yellow with shades of rose throughout. I-I haven't seen someone so alive in a very long time. It's really... really beautiful," Kagome ended on a whisper. Touched, Honey ducked his head until he could meet her eyes. "That's probably the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me."
  • Pairing: Honey/Kagome
  • Notes: Alternate link here.

Relations by wolfsrainrules

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Katekyō Hitman Reborn!
  • Synopsis: So Haruhi may not have mentioned her Godfather. She really didn't want it getting out he was the Head Assassin for the biggest name in Mafia History. Plus it was kind of hard to introduce Xanxus to anyone.

The Host Club's Refreshing Interdimensional Tour! by ryfkah

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Massive Multiplayer Crossover
  • Synopsis: Tamaki spends a lot of time googling 'extra-dimensional travel' on the internet, watches an entire season of Doctor Who in a night, and announces to Kyouya the next day that he's decided that over winter break they are going to visit an alternate universe.

Friendship!!! Is Magic by afrai

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Yuri!!! on Ice
  • Synopsis: Haruhi and Yuuri meet at a party. Friendship ensues.

Let Us Meet Again by EmptySurface

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Harry Potter
  • Synopsis: She'd honestly never expected to be a teenage mother, but somehow, Harry beat out her parents in the 'young parent' department. Now she just needed to track down the father to share the news...
  • Pairing: Kyouya/Fem!Harry


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