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CyPanache

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Comments: I recommended three of their fics in a row and then I realized that at this point I should just recommend them. They write amazing Leslie Knope/Ben Wyatt fanfic.

    General Fics 

Red Letter Day by shinealightonme

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Eight holidays Ann Perkins survived thanks to (or in spite of) the Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department.

Misadventures in Babysitting by epicycles

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Great," April said as three infants in car seats were deposited on the couch. "Now we don't have to go to the grocery store."

The Earth, the Moon, and the Machine by telm_393

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The world is wide and beautiful (and threatening and baffling) and Chris Traeger runs, does his best not to hide, and hides a lot anyway. Things have always been more complicated than he wants them to be, but that’s life, and Chris is determined to enjoy it. (Chris Traeger, in ten vignettes.)

What to Expect When Expecting by Lexie

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "So we're going to have a kid or whatever," April says, and the entire office comes to a standstill.

    Shipping Fics 

All Roads Lead to You by CyPanache

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Leslie Knope/Ben Wyatt
  • Synopsis: When Benjamin Wyatt is six he plays George Washington in the school President’s Day play. ~ When Leslie Knope is seven she protests the lack of female representation in the town Fourth of July Pageant.

And I Think I Like How the Day Sounds by CyPanache

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Leslie Knope/Ben Wyatt
  • Synopsis: Ben feels like he’s pretty much adjusted to the craziness that is Pawnee . . . But none of this prepares him for a drunk Ann Perkins banging on the door of his motel room at two in the morning the night Chris breaks up with her.

It's All Your State of Mind by CyPanache

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Leslie Knope/Ben Wyatt
  • Synopsis: Forty eight hours later, someone’s uploaded the video of his on-air breakdown to YouTube™ and because that’s just how his life works . . . it goes viral.(Set after 3x05 "Media Blitz")

Up and Over We Go by Lexie

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Leslie Knope/Ben Wyatt
  • Synopsis: The first time he sees Leslie's house, Ben suddenly understands that they're going to have to make a regular choice about where to spend their time: the frat house from hell where his roommates have a bizarre set of rules and no sense of appropriate behavior, or the hoarder house from hell where he's genuinely afraid of being crushed by a falling stack of Tiger Beat and Economist back issues.

The Art of Looking for Trouble by Annakovsky, tearupthesky

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Leslie Knope/Ben Wyatt
  • Synopsis: This chart comes in handy so much, she doesn't know why everyone complains about it all the time.(Takes place during 3x01, "Go Big or Go Home.")

Pawnee, Indiana: It’s Safe to Be Here Now by Treesinthewind

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Leslie Knope/Ben Wyatt
  • Synopsis: Five times Ben Wyatt suspects that Pawnee is his home now, and one time he knows for sure.

The sunshine of a friendly gaze by middlemarch

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Leslie Knope/Ben Wyatt
  • Synopsis: They had officially decided not to worry about Thanksgiving since it was so close to Leslie's due date.

C to the R to the A-I-G, Sure Gonna Have to Be the One For Me--ow! by edna_blackadder

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Craig and Jean-Ralphio begin a relationship. This does not bode well for their friends and acquaintances.

    Crossovers 

Ron & Leslie Go to Jail by Suburban Sun

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Brooklyn Nine-nine
  • Synopsis: It’s up to Leslie to get Ron out of jail— again— and she’s determined to do it. Though it might help if she could figure out how he landed in Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct to begin with.

Andy and Peter by Wandering_Swain

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Synopsis: So Andy has this cousin. Andy was six months older than Peter. People got them confused, but Peter was shorter and squirmier and Andy was rounder and, generally, happier. When they were six or whatever, this meant he got to do stuff like steal his Stretch Armstrong and it was no big deal.

JJ's Round-the-Clock Breakfast Bounty Platter by pocky_slash

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: X-Men: First Class
  • Synopsis: Ron makes a friend. As if that's not weird enough on its own, Leslie's pretty sure he's in the mob. (Also, Charles is charming and Erik is the opposite of that.)

Restaurant Proximity Associates (The JJ's Diner Remix) by metonymy

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: X-Men: First Class
  • Synopsis: Erik has forgotten most of the details of his and Charles's time in Pawnee. But Leslie Knope never forgets a name. Or a mailing address.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Park by Margo_Kim

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Welcome to Night Vale
  • Synopsis: The curious incident is that there is no dog in the dog park, and Leslie thinks that's really stupid. Ann's pretty sure that argument's going to get her killed.

Diplomatic Relations by thingswithwings

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Harry Potter
  • Synopsis: Five days after her inauguration, President Knope gets a visit from Hermione Granger.

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