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A Knight, A Champion, A Rose by Whynoteh
  • Recommended by: Madman Batman
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Jaune/Pyrrha (Arkos), Ruby/Jaune
  • Synopsis: Jaune grows as a person and as a warrior with Pyrrha and Ruby falling for him in the process. To make it more complicated, Jaune reciprocates back for both of them.
  • Comments: An initially shaky fan fic that closely follows the actual story with some deviations that becomes it's own story after the volume 2 finale, getting smoother as it goes along. It includes and gives time to almost all the characters in the show as of the mentioned finale and several Original Characters but still focuses on the growing love triangle between Jaune, Ruby, and Pyrrha. Although it is a romance, it is chalked full of fighting, gore, drama, Reality Ensues, and humor. After 130,000 words, it is now complete, but a sequel taking place in team RWBY's second year at Beacon follows in the same timeline.

An Heiress's Guide to Gay by ElaDancingOnAPin

  • Recommended by: ruff1298
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Ruby/Weiss (White Rose)
  • Synopsis: "While Weiss has never reacted well to competition, this is ridiculous. (Or, Ruby shows Weiss up in a class but makes it up over ice cream and other stuff.)"
  • Tags: Alternate Universe, Modern AU

Another Day at Beacon by Alley Cat Sunflower

  • Recommended by Insano, fseftr
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing: Nora/Ren
  • Synopsis: Jaune has no idea what he's doing. Nora is hyperactive. Pyrrha is composed but overwhelmed. Ren just wants some peace. Ladies and gentlemen, Team JNPR. With a room shared between these four disparate personalities, what shenanigans can ensue over the school year?

At the Edge of Shadows by Cosmic Sky

  • Recommended by Vampireandthen.
  • Status: Complete.
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  • Pairing: Blake/Sun (Eclipse)
  • Synopsis: A different version of events dealing with the aftermath of Sun getting injured by Ilia.
  • Note: Ah, how I enjoy a good Eclipse story. And this might be one of my favorites. It's engaging and very nice to read. Even gives Sun a much-needed backstory. Author makes it open if the relationship is either platonic or romantic, so overall, it can almost be considered accurate for what Rooster Teeth did in the end. Note I said almost.

Black Lotus by ElysiaDreaming

  • Recommended by: Mcnickel, fseftr
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Blake/Ren
  • Synopsis: "And maybe we will have a chance. In a better time. In a better life. I'll find you again, I promise." "Heh. Don't make a girl a promise you can't keep." "I intend to keep this one."
  • Tags: Reincarnation Romance, Modern Life Alternate Universe Fic
  • Note: Ostensibly an anthology, but only the first story (this one) is up. So for the time being, it is a one-shot.

Black Sun Kittens by M.E. Grimm

  • Recommended by JC Dash 323
  • Status: Dormant; last updated May 2018
  • Pairing: Blake/Sun (Black Sun/Eclipse)
  • Synopsis: The Cataclysm of Salem has ended, but the story continues with Blake, Sun, and their two children, Dawn and Dusk as they grow and flourish in this brave new world.
  • Note: Warning: This fic is extremely long. But it comes with the benefits of amazing writing. M.E. Grimm doesn't have many stories under his/her belt, but every single one of them is amazingly written. He/She take time to check for discrepancies in his/her writing, to make sure that chapters have quality content. This story, in particular, is his/her longest, and perhaps the most heart-warming. The story has many instances of W.A.F.F, especially during the flashback chapters. However, chapters can hit hard, with reality hitting like a truck. The writing style is usually in an omniscient perspective, and DAMN does it work. It gets a little bit sexual at times, but these are few and far in-between. The writer also characterizes everyone extremely well, specifically Blake and Sun (obviously). I can't tell you much more than to just read it yourself.

Blood and Ink by ShowMeYourFury

  • Recommended by deamonking
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Falling Petals (Ruby/Cinder)
  • Synopsis: Crime syndicate head Cinder Fall is the most dangerous woman in Vale, feared by all... except the young girl who suddenly opens a shop across the street.
  • Note: An AU where the Grimm are a gang ruled by Cinder Fall. Stunning writing and a great story plot. There are some absolutely stunning twists that you won't see coming. Cinder is exceptionally well-written and is developed well over the course of the story.

Bonding Session by jaks224

  • Recommended by: 2foldtr8er
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Velvet/Yatsuhashi
  • Synopsis: One shot. Yatsuhashi and Velvet spend some time together. Slight Yatsuhashi/Velvet.
  • Comments: A light shipping fic about Velvet and Yatsuhashi's relationship as friends and teammates, and a heartfelt exchange they share while Coco drags Fox off to help her shop so that Velvet and Yatsuhashi can bond.

Comfort by KineticKaiser

  • Recommended by: ultimomant, Argon 2, bluedragonx
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Jaune/Velvet
  • Synopsis: A knight in shining armor doesn't have to be strong, or suave, or even in shining armor. He just has to be there when you need him most.
  • Tags: Ships That Pass in the Night

Couldn't Bear Another Day Without You In It: White Rose Season 2 Drabble Series by LydiaArgent

  • Recommended by: Twiddler
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Ruby/Weiss (White Rose)
  • Synopsis: A Ruby/Weiss drabble series taking place throughout Volume 2.
  • Comments: Refreshingly free of the usual fanon characterizations and flanderizations such as Tsundere!Weiss and Ingenue Puppy!Ruby. As the tags themselves put it, "it's white rose, of course there's snark".

Electric Sheep by yashkonu

  • Recommended by: yagitakeru
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Nuts & Dolts (Ruby x Penny)
  • Synopsis: "It was a small patch, in so far as an update to a full artificial intelligence could be considered small."
  • Comments: A quick little oneshot about small limitations Penny faces on a day to day basis, and what she gains when she removes them. Super cute and well worth the minute or two it takes to read.

Evil by Drake S. Hellion

  • Recommended by Insano, Zelenal
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Nora/Ren
  • Synopsis: What started as a late night conversation about breaking legs turns into a struggle very few would understand for Ren as he faces several facts about his childhood friend and partner, Nora Valkyrie.
  • Note: Don't let the title and description fool you, this is not a Dark Fic.

Falling Down by Super Saiyan Cyndaquil

  • Recommended by: WikiGuardianAngel
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Ruby/Jaune (Lancaster)
  • Sypnosis: When Jaune loses the use of his legs he is faced with the reality that his future dreams of being a Huntsmen may have gone with them. However, Ruby isn't prepared to let him give up as this begins to put a strain on their budding relationship.

A Farmer or Something by College Fool

  • Recommended by: WikiGuardianAngel
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Jaune/Pyrrha (Arkos)
  • Sypnosis: Jaune didn't have to become a Hero, or even a Hunter. Not really. He could always have been a farmer or something. Pyrrha though...
  • Comment: An alternate timeline where Jaune decided to become a simple farmer, and never goes to Beacon or Vale. A beautifully written story where war hero Pyrrha, bathed in the blood of fallen enemies and friends after several years of war, runs away from her life of conflict and meets Jaune, a farmer who never had to travel further than the next village and never had to slay people with his hands, who lived all his life ploughing fields and tending livestock on a frontier farm. Inspired by So God Made A Farmer, a speech by Paul Harvey.

Faunus Uprising: A Monochrome Romance by Cynnifer

  • Recommended by: mysterius
  • Status: Dead
  • Paring: Weiss/Blake (Monochrome)
  • Synopsis: A sort of Pre-Verse AU. What would happen if the RWBY characters were born a couple of decades before the present? Like, for example, during the beginnings of the Faunus War. I'm going to be playing around with the relationships, romantic and otherwise. The main pairing is monochrome/checkmate.
  • Comments: Follows Blake and Weiss as they learn to overcome the social barrier between them and become comfortable with one another.

Flip-Flopped: JNPR AU by thehemingwaydilemma

  • Recommended by Contributor
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings:
  • Synopsis: AU where Pyrrha and Jaune were the childhood friends, and Ren and Nora the complete strangers.
  • Tags: Alternate Universe Fic
  • Comments: An interesting AU concept, and the writing depicts the characters pretty well.

Hero of the Everyman by The hotdog man

  • Recommended by omegaman
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Jaune/Weiss (White Knight)
  • Synopsis: What does it take to be a hero? What must one give up in order to defend others? What does one gain? What if you don't have the same advantages as everyone else? Jaune will have to find out whether he wants to or not.
  • Comments: An AU in featuring Jaune in what is already a Fandom-Specific Plot (Jaune is/becomes a badass), and in which becomes Weiss' partner. What distinguishes this fanfic is how well it is written. The author puts considerable time and care in crafting his alternate-Jaune and Jaune and Weiss' interactions. A few spelling errors here and there, but very minor. Due note though, that due to Jaune's altered circumstances he's not that similar to his canon self, but he's not completely different either.

In The Blood by CourierNinetyTwo

  • Recommended by Colincaelin
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Weiss/Blake (Monochrome)
  • Synopsis: An AU where Weiss is born nine years later than in canon and raised in a world where the White Fang is inescapably corrupt, leaving the fate of the Faunus in tarnished hands. Spanning over half a decade, her relationship with Blake is often the only thing keeping her alive, and just as liable to get her killed.
  • Tags: Alternate Universe Fic
  • Comments: Part of Courier's Mafia Blake AU.note  Well-written and extensive, primarily focusing on the functional partnership between Weiss and Blake. Features a non-binary Blake.

Inch by God Emperor Penguin

  • Recommended by: LadWatcher, henry42
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Weiss/Jaune
  • Synopsis: "Maybe one day he'll be everything she ever wanted in life. But today is not that day."
  • Tags: Anachronic Order
  • Comments: A fanfic that does two things well: Keep it canon, keep it real. The characters written in this fanfic are loyal to their personalities in the original series while exploring a possible future self of them involving romance, tragedy and friendship. The story focuses on the relationship between Weiss and Jaune, developing what could be their future if they tried to be together as it also explores their other relationships with the rest of the main cast.

Jaune Arc's Adventures in Beacon by StorSpeaker

  • Recommended by: Trogdor7620, bluedragonx
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Jaune/Pyrrha (Arkos)
  • Synopsis: Jaune discovers more about his partner, as he learns about her past, how will it affect him? How will it affect her?
  • Comments: A nice bit of backstory for Pyrrha, and how it builds the bond between her and Jaune. Also, Cardin gets pounded to a bloody pulp. Then a little Defeat Means Friendship has Jaune helping Team CRDL with their issues and gives the bully team some characterization.

Just Beneath by KineticKaiser

  • Recommended by: Mcnickel, Argon 2, WikiGuardianAngel
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Jaune/Pyrrha (Arkos)
  • Synopsis: At first glance, Jaune Arc is a goofy nobody who won't make it past his first battle. Pyrrha knows better. She knows he'll be great someday, and she wants to be by his side when he does.
  • Comments: Oneshot from Pyrra's POV taking place during the initiation. Its also one of the first fics to feature the Arkos pairing.

Letters to Winter by Mallobaude

  • Recommended by WikiGuardianAngel
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Jaune/Weiss (White Knight)
  • Synopsis: It had started as a simple bet. Train the boy in order to prove her own superiority over her peers. It had all been going so well for Weiss. So how was it that Jaune became so entangled in her personal life, and she in his? And why did he seem to be the only person who understood just what she was running away from?
  • Comments: A beautifully written story from the outset with the author's descriptive and professional writing style. The title comes from the letters that opens most chapters by Weiss that pens out her thoughts to Winter, or one of Winter's responses. The story slowly develops Weiss and Jaune's relationship over a lengthy span of the work, exploring the parallels of the expectations that both to them experience due to their family names, gradually shifting Weiss's cold and disdainful attitude towards Jaune in what is initially a mentor relationship and opening them up towards each other. A great aspect is that while there are occasionally sweet and hilarious teases, the story puts a lot of time and effort into developing their relationship into an intimate friendship before going into the romance, as well as involving the other characters in the character development of the two principal characters.

Monochrome Sorrow by KarinTouzen (KT)

  • Recommended by: Trogdor7620
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Weiss/Blake
  • Comments: A nice little manga which is set between Volumes 1 and 2, some time after the events of Black and White.

Nora's Arc by Nutshop

  • Recommended by JohnPeacekeeper
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing: Jaune/Nora
  • Synopsis: What if it was Nora that found Jaune in the Emerald Forest? Join our lovable members Nora and Jaune of Team JNPR as they partner up and set sail on the silliest adventure at their time at Beacon Academy!
  • Comments: The very first fanfic to DARE pair Jaune and Nora together, but pulled off so well it turns out to be NOTHING like a crack fic at all! True to form, you'll find yourself grinning from ear to ear from the very beginning at the antics of not only the ever lovable Nora, but the rest of the main eight; all while remaining completely believable and lifelike in its dialogue, detail, and consistency. That said, while Nora is still the epitome of wild randomness, simple-minded hyperactivity, and overwhelming energy, it also fleshes out her character, as she does get her moments. It's also a refreshing change from all the fics that try to turn Jaune into a badass from the get-go, designating him instead as the brains behind Nora's immense brawn. It's also one of the few to alter the beginning, with Nora being Jaune's partner due to a single small happenstance, yet keep going with the dynamic of teams JNPR + RWBY as opposed to mixing it up. If you want a fun-filled, awesome, and lively story with our favorite Butt-Monkey and Cloud Cuckoo Lander, then this is the tale for you!

One Good Turn Deserves Another by Coeur Al'Aran

  • Recommended by: Sithking Zero, N8han 11
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Blake/Jaune
  • Synopsis: Jaune wasn't exactly Blake's type, but giving him a hand was the least she could do after he helped her out... it didn't have to mean anything - no matter what Yang implied! Also would Ruby cut it out with the knowing looks, I'm just returning a favour! Blake x Jaune realistic romance, focused on their times at Beacon Academy.
  • Comments: An unlikely pairing that's played very realistically, yet at the same time, it's done in a way that's both well written and in-character.

One-Night Brand by KtyouVsWriting

  • Recommended by: Junkiethe Caveman 2001
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Yang/Jaune
  • Synopsis: Yang just wanted to be a better friend to Jaune and help cheer him up, but one thing led to another. That one night together was all it took for them to see a different side of each other. Sides seldom seen... but they're still just friends. Yang is definitely not noticing the dork more and Jaune is certainly not falling for another girl. It's just some clean release. Nothing more.
  • Comments: Just so you know, if you are not a Yang/Jaune Shipper, then this fic isn't for you... But if you like the pairing, then check this out.

Other Side by Parabola Beam

  • Recommended by: Neep
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Ruby/Weiss (White Rose)
  • Synopsis: You're mine, and I'm yours.
  • Tags: Alternate Universe Fic
  • Comments: Written after the Red and White trailers but well before the series premier.

"Patching the Scars That Lie on Your Heart" by moonwatcher13

  • "Recommended by:" Sodaman 101
  • "Status": On Hiatus
  • "Pairings": Blake/Yang/Neo (Blaked Alaska)
  • "Synopsis": "To Trust is to Die" That was Neo's only rule. A harsh lesson, taught to her by life from the moment of her birth, with each day reminding her why those words were absolute. But for every rule, there is always an exception. And in her case, there were two. Contract Killer AU
  • "Comments:" An absolutely wonderful story for such an underappreciated and unknown ship. It contains heavy amounts of angst, but it does have some light-hearted humor which doesn't make everything a tear-fest. Neo's origin story is hands down the most heart-wrenching thing about this story so far.

Premium Well Redux by Dinas Emrys

  • Recommended by: Colincaelin
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Ruby/Weiss (White Rose), Blake/Yang (Bumblebee)
  • Synopsis: Yang decides her teammates need to socialize outside of other hunter teams, ending in the girls realizing their feelings for each other. Unfortunately, Weiss' family, and enemies both old and new, may have other plans for the four young women.
  • Tags: Continuation,
  • Comments: Rated Mature on Fanfic for themes, alcohol use, and canon-appropriate violence. Apart from a few pacing issues, the fic generally does a good job of sticking to canon-ish portrayals of the characters and expanding upon events within the show itself. Set several years in the future, to portray team RWBY as huntresses in their early twenties. Combat scenes are comparatively realistic and close to the in-universe fights and new weapon designs draw on updating historical mixes of melee weapons and firearms.

Pyrrha(c) victory by The Rogue King

  • Recommended by ultimomant, Serial Killer Whale.
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Jaune/Pyrrha (Arkos), Ruby/Weiss (White Rose)
  • Synopsis: A story revolving around Pyrrha's affections for her goofball of a leader, Jaune's total obliviousness and all the hijinks in between. And of course, the rest of the RWBY cast will be there to put in their own useless opinions.

Rain by RadiantBeam

  • Recommended by: mysterius, bluedragonx
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Jaune/Pyrrha (Arkos)
  • Synopsis: The storm hit Beacon in the afternoon. Judging by the continuing growl of thunder and the occasional flash of lightning, it wouldn't be clearing any time soon.

Rehab by LegalWrights

  • Recommended by: enigmaticwonder
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairings: Blake/Yang (Bumblebee), Ruby/Weiss (White Rose)
  • Synopsis: After the brutal incident with Adam Taurus, Yang is trying to be her old self again. Blake is just trying to do what she can.
  • Comments: Yet another take on Blake/Yang told from Yang's POV. Eventually adds in White Rose for good measure. Breaks off from canon as of the events of Volume 3, Chapter 11. SPOILER WARNING: The fic deals with the aftermath of Yang losing her arm as the team recovers following the events of Heroes and Monsters. Very well written so far. Each character is exactly how you'd expect them to be.

Ruby vs The Machines by bowow0708

  • Recommended by: ruff1298
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Ruby/Weiss (White Rose), Ruby/Several Original Characters
  • Synopsis: Team RWBY wakes up one day to find five strange, naked girls latched onto their leader. No one has any idea who they are, but the one thing they do know: they all want Ruby for themselves.
  • Tags: Sexual Humour, Original Characters

Said the Butler to the Huntress by Stewbacca94

  • Recommended by: Tropers/buckyb
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Nora/Ren (Flower Power), Jaune/Pyrrha (Arkos)
  • Synopsis: Two months after the Grimm were finally wiped out, Lie Ren's settled comfortably into the role of butler to Dr. Pyrrha Nikos. But however shall he deal with the latest addition to his life? Especially when said addition is an Irish huntress with a predilection for pink clothes, an affinity for fuchsia Dust, and a disturbing love of hammering her enemies?
  • Comments: This is the fourth installment in the Belladonna Lilies AU (and second by this particular author), and it's the only one of the bunch that's firmly within the romance genre. This proved itself to be a comedic, yet lyrical and lush depiction of how our favourite The Stoic and Genki Girl fall in love, set within a "Dust-punk" version of late Victorian England. As a bonus, the Description Porn is almost a B-plot in this fic, and it doesn't detract from the story either.

Secret Santa by oddman5

  • Recommended by: Mcnickel, Zelenal
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Ruby/Weiss (White Rose), Ruby/Blake (Black Rose), Weiss/Blake (Monochrome), Blake/Yang (Bumblebee)
  • Synopsis: The tale of Team RWBY's Christmas morning, as told by 3 unreliable Narrators. At least, that's what they tell me it is.
  • Tags: W.A.F.F., Crack Fic

She Wants The Dust by RWBYRemnants

  • Recommended by: Prometheus 117
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Weiss/Ruby, Weiss/Yang, Blake/Yang, Ruby/Blake, Weiss/Blake/Yang.
  • Synopsis: There's an accident with Dust and Weiss wakes up with her body having changed. Let's call this what it is: an EXTREMELY LONG, shameless kinkfic full of g!p goodness. Multiple ships represented, and it goes some pretty wild places. You have been warned. [nsfw, g!p, kinks listed chapter-by-chapter]
  • Tags: Smut, Futa, Porn with Plot
  • Comments: I am well aware that tags above alone would turn most people off from this, and I agree this story is not for everyone; the description even flat-out admits it. However, as far as character interactions's amazing how in-character just about everyone is. There's crude humor and gratuitous sex scenes for sure, yet for every such scene there's a heartwarming and funny moment between Weiss and the other girls that makes them feel like True Companions just like in the show. Add in the fact there are more romances going on that just Weiss with her team and how Weiss and the others mature as characters and it suddenly becomes more than the standard harem fic. For Porn with Plot it's well-written and engaging, and there are multiple moments that makes you feel like you're actually watching RWBY...if Weiss wasn't a herm by Dust explosion, of course.

Sleeping Arrangements, by Batty

  • Recommended by: Argon 2
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Nora/Ren
  • Synopsis: A lesser man would freeze or do something completely and utterly stupid at the sight of his best friend strutting naked around the room. Ren wishes he were a lesser man.

So We're A Couple by Saulderon

  • Recommended by: The Last Iron Man
  • Status: Dormant; last updated January 2018
  • Pairing: Jaune/Pyrrha (Arkos), Yang/OC
  • Synopsis: Confessions are never easy and are always awkward, doubly so when someone else blabs it in your stead. When the innocent and genuine admiration for Team RWBY's golden haired brawler is aired out by proxy, shenanigans ensue as Tyrus "Ty" Boreale undertakes the first romantic relationship of his life during his first tumultuous year at Beacon Academy.
  • Comments: Aside from some minor OOC for Yang early on, the author drives an interesting premise that delivers a comedic and surprisingly sweet pairing between OC Ty and Yang, making for an enjoyable and humorous read.

Soul of Mine, Heart Divine by rwbyfics

  • Recommended by: Jinxedblackcat
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Blake/Yang (Bumblebee), Ruby/Weiss (White Rose)
  • Synopsis: "I'll always love you"
  • Tags: Dark Fic, Smut
  • Comments: Author wrote a prequel called Light My Flames, Let Me Go.

Soulbound by xT-Zealot

  • Recommended by Kaiserpluto, bluedragonx, Sigge
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Ruby/Weiss (White Rose), Blake/Yang (Bumblebee)
  • Synopsis: "These teammates will be with you for the rest of your time here at Beacon, so it is in your best interest to be paired with someone with whom you can work well. That being said, the first person you make eye contact with after landing will be your partner for the next four years."
  • Comments: A brilliant story exploring faunus human relation, about bonds with people and the way they handle Ruby/Weiss and Blake/Yang was done beautifully. A good piece of pseudo-novelization.

The Sounds of Vale by The Draigg

  • Recommended by Jimbo Yokimbo
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Ruby/Weiss (White Rose), Blake/Yang (Bumblebee)
  • Synopsis: Team RWBY is down on team credits. Luckily for them, the Theater Club (run by Velvet and Jaune) needs help putting on their next production!
  • Note: A musical journey through romance and friendship.

Stress Relief by Coeur Al'Aran

  • Recommended by: Andrzej
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Cinder/Jaune (Yes, really)
  • Synopsis: In a world where your allies can be just as dangerous as your enemies, sometimes it can be difficult for a criminal mastermind to find a little stress relief. That blond idiot, Jaune, was just unimportant enough, just malleable enough, to be a viable option. It was meant to be a one time thing, an easy lay. Emotions were never supposed to get involved.
  • Note: While not a lemon (i.e. no explicit content), the story is rated M for Mature due to the themes it covers such as references to sexual intercourse and some foreplay elements. It diverges from canon a few days prior to the dance in Volume 2.
  • Comments: Come for the Crack Pairing, stay for the fascinating portrayal of a believably competent Magnificent Bitch Villain Protagonist and the sheer Dramatic Irony of Jaune unwittingly Dating Catwoman while thinking he's in a normal relationship (and arguably succeeding at it). The story is entirely told from Cinder's very unreliable POV and the author makes a compelling protagonist out of the Big Bad without giving her any Draco in Leather Pants treatment. Cinder is manipulative, awesomely egotist, pragmatic to the point of amorality, and approaches to casual relationships with the same calculating mindset she does to terrorism — all of which ironically makes her wholly unprepared for the guy she takes to her bed.

Tales Of Fate by Drake D Zero

  • Recommended by Termin8r
  • Status: Dormant; last updated June 2018
  • Pairings: OC/Yang (Twilight Dragon)
  • Synopsis: Drake Aurion has been on a quest for revenge for years, but is forced to join Beacon Academy and learns that his fate is connected to an event that could change the future for humanity.
  • Note: While the romance aspect isn't a major focus for the fanfiction, the pairing between Drake Aurion and Yang Xiao Long is very intoxicating. Their chemistry is very good and they share some very sweet moments and have been one of the biggest highlights for me.

The Foxtrot by SimplyKorra

  • Recommended by wilji1090
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Weiss/Ruby (White Rose), Blake/Yang (Bumblebee)
  • Synopsis: When Yang and Blake suddenly announce their engagement, Ruby (still actively working as a huntress) and Weiss (heading up the Schnee Dust Company) will be forced to reenter each other's lives - years after a bitter falling out brought on by the harsh realities of the war with Salem they fought in together. Future White Rose fic
  • Note: This fanfic is probably one of the more engaging stories I've found. Set ten years (and diverging from Vol. 3) after the events of the series, the story focuses primarily on Weiss and her feelings surrounding Ruby and the rest of the team. The characters, even after ten years, feel spot on and the flashbacks Weiss has of her time with Ruby are simultaneously the funniest, cutest, and saddest scenes all around. The author does a fantastic job of making you want to keep reading and if you're a fan of the Bumblebee pairing, the interactions between Yang and Blake are hilarious.

There's a hole in my soul (can you fill it?) by kyhc

  • Recommended by: elevenparachutes
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Ruby/Weiss
  • Synopsis: “I mean I just figured that since, you know, I had a nightmare and you had a nightmare,” Ruby says wringing her hands together nervously, “..we could like sleep beside each other? Dad said that sleeping beside someone helps in not getting nightmares and I kind of don’t want to sleep alone tonight? But if you don’t want to that’s okay. I mean it’s your bed and..”
  • Note: Second person, Weiss' POV. A beautiful stand alone piece, centered around Ruby and Weiss' relationship in Volume 1. The author does an exceptional job of writing inside Weiss' head, and makes the paired characters vulnerable, but not bleeding hearts, so to speak. The writing feels raw and realistic, supported by the fantastic characterization throughout the entire piece. A short but sweet read.

Topaz by The_Increasing

  • Recommended by: Teslashak
  • Status: Dormant; last updated July 2018
  • Pairing: Jaune/Emerald (Topaz)
  • Synopsis:The thief and the knight are a contrast like that of light and shadow, but they do exist symbiotically in nature, don't they? So why not Emerald Sustrai and Jaune Arc?
  • Comments: A rare non-Coeur Jaune paring fic that does wonders with canon design elements.

Yet Another Weiss Christmas Story by G.N Over-Kite

  • Recommended by: Skybrigadier
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing: Ruby/Weiss (White Rose), Blake/Yang (Bumblebee)
  • Synopsis: The Longest Christmas RWBY Story! Join the girls and many others as they try to make this holiday their own! Moody, lovestricken heiresses, meddling sisters and students, incredibly vivid dreams, and family drama! As a simple cry for love snowballs into something incomprehensible for one Weiss Schnee, everyone must be ready to face the cold reception surrounding a blooming rose!
  • Tags: Alternate Universe Fic
  • Comments: Despite the author's constant jokes about overrunning till next Christmas, the fic itself is a fantastic White Rose fanfic that shows the emotional development of Weiss as she gradually opens up and finally accepts Ruby in a romantic relationship. Despite several pacing issues, the fic remains an enjoyable read and the plot manages to keep people begging for more.

What Are Friends For by Pit Viper of Doom

  • Recommended by: Contributor
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Nora/Ren
  • Synopsis: In which Ren can be just as exasperating to Nora as Nora can be to him.
  • Comments: A short, cute piece that does a good job at depicting Ren and Nora's dynamic. There's also a blink-and-you'll-miss-it Actor Allusion to Ryan's animal-trapping antics, which is always a plus.

With Friends Like These by Siderial

  • Recommended by Juny 23, Mcnickel, Grant MK 2, bluedragonx
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Ruby/Weiss (White Rose), Blake/Yang (Bumblebee)
  • Synopsis: With friends like these, who needs enemies? Team RWBY during their time at Beacon Academy.

You and Me (and Everyone in Between) by AniPendragon

  • Recommended by: Hero 2014
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Qrow/Ironwood, Blake/Yang.
  • Synopsis: James Ironwood has lived in this neighbourhood forever. He has a routine, a life, a job, and the world’s best, dinosaur loving, daughter. Then, Qrow Branwen walks into his life, a man who’s raised his nieces for over a decade, a man with more baggage than most airlines, and a drinking problem a mile long. James finds himself befriending Qrow, but, before long, something else begins to stir between them, especially as more and more similarities between themselves and their families arise.

Your Arms Feel Like Home by Swordsman289

  • Recommended by: Trogdor7620
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Jaune//Pyrrha (Arkos)
  • Synopsis: Beacon is home to many students with bright futures as Huntsmen and Huntresses. But for Jaune Arc, it is nothing but stressful expectations and constant failing. Already brimming with anguish, a fight with his father leaves the boy in pieces. Who will be there for him and to pick up the pieces?
  • Comments: A beautiful story, very well written, and the interactions are a Heartwarming Moment.

walk where the wild things grow by explosivesky

  • Recommended by: Hero 2014
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Blake/Yang
  • Synopsis: She’s staring at Blake like she’s giving up, like she loves her, like she’s handing her that sky. Take this, she’s saying, this clap of thunder, this wildfire waiting to start. Take this like it’s my heart. Blake runs away, and only after realizes what she's been running to. I've seen enough destruction, Yang says. Sometimes it's nice just to watch the flowers bloom.

All is Fair In Love and Love by Webdog177

  • Recommended by: Paisleypossum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Ruby/Weiss
  • Synopsis: In a last-ditch effort to instill a sense of propriety and responsibility into his wayward daughter, Ruby's father sends her off to boarding school in Atlas. How Ruby is supposed to have any of that when she's sent to an all-girls school, she has no clue... but she's not complaining.
  • Comments: A slightly unusual AU Whiterose fic where Ruby's father sends her off to boarding school in Atlas. Ruby is a delinquent, flaunts the rules, and is an unabashed lesbian who has the hots for Weiss, her young teacher and dorm leader. Pretty darn NSFW at points, but incredibly amusing to see what kind of antics these two get up to when trying to keep their illicit relationship under wraps. Neon Katt is Ruby's bestbro and Ciel Soliel is disturbed. Highly recommend.
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the weight of memory by halcyonlight

  • Recommended by: Hero 2014
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Blake/Yang
  • Synopsis: Blake smiles, and it’s one of the saddest things Yang’s ever seen. “I’m pretty sure we know each other in other lives. And not just one or two. I think we’ve been together many, many times.” And Yang, who doesn’t believe in any of these things, who makes fun of ghost stories and astrology and crystal balls, looks Blake right in the eye and says, “Yeah, I think you’re right.”
  • Comments: An extraordinarily well written modern AU soul-mate story, one with a few more references to canon than normal.

Keep Me company in the Night by bakane

  • Recommended by: Hero2014
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Blake/Yang
  • Synopsis: When Blake Belladonna moves into her new apartment, the last thing she expects the place to be is haunted. And the last, the utterly last thing Blake expects herself to do is to fall in love with a ghost.

skewed by lakes and seas by lescousinsdangereus

  • Recommended by: Hero2014
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Blake/Yang
  • Synopsis: Adam is gone, Atlas is unforgiving, and Yang is patient. Blake is coming to find that reflections are kinder when the surface is intact. (aka everyone loves Blake and wants her to thrive)
  • Comments: Takes place shortly after the end of Volume 6, and focuses on Yang and Blake just kinda figuring out what they are now, slowly and without much in the way of drama. Brilliantly written, and has great moments from everyone else in the main cast save Maria.

''Boop! [1] by Nightingale Rocket [2]

  • Recommended by: Paperrebellion
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Ren/Nora (Author has said Arkos teases will eventually pop up)
  • Synopsis: Essentially just an ongoing series of Renora/Team Sloth drabbles, oneshots, poems and random short stories.
  • Comments: It's nicely written fluff, and it manages to be in character and romantic without unnecessary sappiness. A good read for those wanting some simple Renora friendship/romance oneshots.

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