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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.

Between the Lines by AnimationNut

  • Recommended by Xenone
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After the events of "A Rickle in Time", Morty is upset by Rick's apparent apathy towards him. He seeks the night air for some comfort, and ends up getting it from his sister, who is not fooled by Rick's harsh words.

Don't Think About It by TwistingMoonbeam

  • Recommended by Xenone
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After another emotionally-scarring adventure, Morty is fed up with Rick's advice to "not think about it." But to Morty's surprise, not all of Rick's methods are just pure madness.

Fight Me by MajixTrixx

  • Recommended by Xenone
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Morty gets into a fight at school and Rick patches him up. Glorious Fluff.

Hard Hearted by Rayless

  • Recommended by Xenone
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Rick decides to finally do something about Morty's bullying problem.

The Hole in my Mind by RedHead537

  • Recommended by Xenone
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Morty finds Rick's journal detailing his time in therapy. Unsurprisingly, nobody is happy.

Human by tmntfan4eva

  • Recommended by Xenone
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Morty can't stop thinking about what Rick said when he had held a gun to the old man's head. Something wasn't right about it. Something was off. His thoughts lead him to only one possibility and it is a possibility that scares him to death. It leaves him only one option - confront Rick. Set after episode 4 of season 2.

I'll Be Your Sky by Schediophilia

  • Recommended by Xenone
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In universe FA-032, a Rick and Morty live happily, perhaps even more happily than "normal" Rick and Mortys.

I'm Sorry by RzPz922

  • Recommended by Xenone
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Summer, Morty, and Rick return late from an adventure one night, but the exhaustion is starting to take a pretty heavy toll on the kids.

Let's Go Home, Please by frau-haile

  • Recommended by Xenone
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Morty doesn't easily forget what Mr. Jellybean did to him in the tavern restrooms. (In which Rick comforts a traumatized Morty when they get home.)

the moment of my greatness flicker by mariachiMushroom

  • Recommended by Xenone
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Unity gets a call from across the galaxy.

Nightmares by tmntfan4eva

  • Recommended by Xenone
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Lightning flashes and thunder roars. It only makes everything ten times worse as nightmares eat him alive. If only there was someone he could go to, someone who would understand. But Rick could never do that, never be the person Morty needs. Fortunately that doesn't keep Morty from trying anyway.

No More Waiting by GreenJacket

  • Recommended by Xenone
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Morty has done little but mourn the loss of his best friend since the wedding incident. When Morty pokes around in Rick's lab, he finds quite the surprise.

Point Three Seconds by TheOneAndOnlyEnigma

  • Recommended by Xenone
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What was going through Rick Sanchez's mind as he saw that Jellybean walk out of that bathroom? Wonder no more.

Structure by Setaflow

  • Recommended by Xenone
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Their adventures over, Morty and Summer Smith are caught under the hands of the Galactic Federation, thinking Rick has abandoned them. But when complications arise and the galaxy is thrown out of balance, they realize that the only way to save the dimensions is to save their grandfather.
  • Comments: Another take on post-season 2, this one dealing with Morty and Summer forming a plan to break Rick out of prison. Long, well-written chapters and interesting ideas for backstories on Rick and how he got mixed in with the rebells he was implied to be a part of in the season finale.

Your Bad Guy by TwistingMoonbeam

  • Recommended by Xenone
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Aftermath of the Meeseeks episode. Morty can't sleep, Morty can't eat, and he won't tell anyone why. But Rick knows, and he's going to help his grandson through his nightmares. And also teach him about wielding a ray gun.

Infinity Times Infinity by DerangedBlackKitten

  • Recommended by Red Coral
  • Status: Incomplete
  • Synopsis: Set after season 2. Several months have passed since Rick left and Earth became a part of the Galactic Federation. Human culture is gradually being washed away by the tides of assimilation, and Morty’s just trying to adjust to the new world order and not feel too bitter about his Federation mandated career-path. But suddenly he’s being plagued by hallucinations of memories that aren’t his and lives he’s never lived and he feels like he might just be losing his fucking mind. He doesn’t understand what any of it means, what could possibly be wrong with him—and this time Rick’s not around to fix things.
  • Tags: Post Season 2, mature rating for a reason, hurt/comfort, mindfuck,
  • Comments: A take on what happens post-season 2 after the finale, dealing with Morty's experience on being back on Earth after the events of "The Wedding Squanchers". Excellent writing and stellar storytelling, and gives deep, in-character conversations with every main character on the show. It's probably one of the most well-written and well-known Rick and Morty fanfictions out there.

Heroin by Calofisteri

  • Recommended by Lanvenderia
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Rick isn't needed. Not in Morty's life, nor in life itself. The years have passed, and Morty never came back.
  • Tags: Suicide, Addiction, Self-Harm, Self-Hatred, Graphic Description
  • Comments: Very short and dark, absolutely heartbreaking.

Let The Ricks Fall Where They May by Kat Aclysm

  • There's also a cleaned up version on AO3, just with less chapters
  • Recommended by Velkyn Karma
  • Status:: Dead; last updated September 2018, although as of November 2019 the author is still working on this fic
  • Synopsis: Rick never expected himself being stuck caring for a young Morty; one day he was minding his own business and then everything he ever knew would change as if the multiverse itself was determined to displace him. However, being stubborn and resilient is the only thing he knows how to do.(Younger Rick, Baby Morty, A/U elements, later chapters get darker)
  • Comments: Explores the idea of what happened if Rick had reconnected with his family when Morty was born...and happened to be babysitting the day the Galactic Federation came to blow up Earth. A long and excellently written fic about Rick getting stuck as a baby Morty's primary caretaker and figuring out how the heck to actually do that while dealing with his own stuff.

    Shipping Fics 
Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

The Citadel of Lost Childrenby futagogo

  • Recommended by Languid Shaglet
  • Status: 18/18 chapters
  • Synopsis: The origin story of The One True Morty.
  • Tags:
Torture, Slow Burn, Hurt/Comfort, Political Intrigue, Telepathy, Mutual Pining, Forbidden Love, First Time, ABO elements, Porn With Plot, Angst, Fluff, Rimming, Hand Jobs, Blow Jobs, Anal Sex, Oral Sex, Violence, Anal Fingering, Canon Divergent, Aphrodisiacs, Cuckolding, Dubious Consent
  • Comments: Frankly an epic novel of a fanfic right here. The settings are rich, the characters are unique, the plot is intriguing, and the sensuality between the characters is satisfying. A solid piece of literature all around.

I am sorry for that thing I said when I smoked your stupid space-weed.

  • by NicoleXRick
  • Recommended by Rick Morty Love
  • Status: Complete, at 8 chapters
  • Synopsis: You didn't grow up with a man like Rick Sanchez and not know how to drown a fish with water.
  • Tags: College Morty, Popular Morty, Adventures, +18 Morty, C-137 Cest, Slow Burn, Forbidden Love, Denial, Eventual Bad Ass Morty, Revenge.
  • Comments: The author has the voices for Rick and Morty down pat. It's got humor. It's got adventures. It's got hurt. It's got Noob Noob. A realistic look at what Morty and Rick would really look like as lovers.

Time Resetting, Relationships, and Other Shenanigans by BlueFireandEclipse

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Morty Smith/Morty's Unnamed Girlfriend
  • Synopsis: Set post-S 4 E 8 "The Vat of Acid Episode," and somewhat canon compliant. After Rick reveals the truth of the time reset button to Morty and merges the timelines, everyone remembers everything Morty did...including his girlfriend from that episode, who suddenly remembers the entirety of their relationship. Shenanigans ensue, as she seeks to reach out to him, reforge their relationship, and find out how she forgot him in the first place.

    Crossover Fics 
Rick and Morty New Drama Adventures by CMR Rosa
  • AO3 link here
  • Has a tropes page.
  • Recommended by SideshowJazz1
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Total Drama
  • Synopsis: Morty Smith always had a hard time making friends at his school. His grandpa Rick didn't help any. But one day, something happened that seemed more unlikely than anything he had encountered on his dimension hopping adventures…he made some normal friends. Now he just has to worry about keeping them. A crossover story between Total Drama and Rick and Morty.

The Deconstruction of Rick by Lyoko498

  • Recommended by Time Lord Victorious
  • Status: Complete, oneshot
  • Crossover with: Doctor Who
  • Synopsis: The Doctor confronts an old companion and a battle of wills and philosophy ensue.
  • Commentary: Aside from the occasional spelling and grammar error, this fic is a superb deconstruction of Rick's character, in a universe where he was once a companion of the Seventh Doctor. The depiction of the Twelfth Doctor is more along the lines of what he's like in Series 9 or 10, which makes his "The Reason You Suck" Speech fit his character well. The last line is particularly gutwrenching: "I came back because Beth and Morty were the best things to happen to me."

Rick and The Loud House by Itsnouse95

  • AO3 link here
  • Has a tropes page.
  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Crossover with: The Loud House
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Lincoln Loud/Ronnie Anne Santiago, Lori Loud/Bobby Santiago, Luna Loud/Sam Sharp, and Lucy Loud/Rocky Spokes.
  • Synopsis: In one of many alternate universes, Rick Sanchez doesn’t have just one grandson and one granddaughter. He has one grandson and ten granddaughters.

Welcome to the Club by MorningMark]

  • Recommended by MattP5557, Red-Dead-Redeemer
  • Crossover with: Gravity Falls
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Shortly after his return Ford pays a visit to Rick's universe and tries out his Inter-Dimensional goggles.
  • Comments: Shorter than "A Tale of Two Stans" but just as moving, if I have one complaint it's that Rick really doesn't do much.

Car Thief by runawaycartoonist

  • Recommended by MorticiaPercival
  • Crossover with: Gravity Falls
  • Status: Dormant; last updated September 2018
  • Synopsis: The Stanley-Mobile is out of gas. Stan leaves his car on the side of the road and hikes into town with his empty gas can in hand... but next thing he knows, some asshole is driving by in his ride. Stan won't rest until he's got his car back and pummeled the jerk that stole it.
  • Comments: It's very nice, although I find that I'm not able to actually read some of the dialogue in the voices of their respective characters.
  • Tags: Criminal Couple, Stanchez,

The Hollow: Morty Smith by CMR Rosa

  • Recommended by Zim Fan 89
  • Crossover with: The Hollow
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Morty Smith wakes up in a mysterious room, with three other teenagers who don't remember anything, not even their names. Working together, they are trying to go home. But even with Morty's experiences with his adventures with Rick, can he and his new friends survive?

My Hero Rickademia by kantokedex

  • Recommended by T3ch Kn1ght
  • Crossover with: My Hero Academia
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Rick gets tired of Morty's love of the Vindicators and decides to show him some real power. However, they have an unexpected encounter with an unusual boy with green hair.
  • Comments: The fic is pretty funny and the Rick is spot on.

Rick out of Hell by WeirdSweetNerd97

  • AO3 link here
  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Crossover with: Hazbin Hotel
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Charlie Magne/Vaggie
  • Synopsis: Rick along with Morty travel to hell, so they can retrieve a Demonic artifact. As they explore Hell, they meet the princess of hell and her plan to rehabilitate the sinners of this burning cesspool. They also meet the radio demon and many more. What could possibly go wrong?
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    Dark Fics 
Stories focused on making the series darker, and/or exploring the darker aspects of the series.

    Alternate Universe Fics 
Stories where one or more plot points or characters are significantly different from canon.

Just Another Sanchez by Storming Cipher

  • Recommended by Amazing Cartoon Hero
  • Status: Dormant; last updated April 2019
  • Synopsis: Nicole Sanchez of dimension JC-147 is being hunted by the Citadel for supposed crimes. She stays with Rick and Morty of dimension C-137 to lay low. But, the Citadel has something much bigger, and eviller, planned for the smart teen.

Ghost in the Machine by Faffabout

  • Recommended by Amazing Cartoon Hero
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Somewhere in the multiverse, a Rick awakens in a strange place with his mind and body no longer under his control. Unable to remember much besides his own name, he struggles to maintain his sanity as he tries to find a way to fight back and maybe escape his situation. But the boy controlling him has other plans. [Evil Rick and Evil Morty prequel. Contains violence and dark themes.]

    Fanvids 
Rick Goes AWOL (Gravity Remix) - SAIL by 13CrazyDaisies
  • Recommended by LongLiveHumour
  • Comments: A very well-paced vid which does a great job of showing off the contradictions of Rick's character. The beat is strong, the timing skilful and the mad and occasionally trippy effects a surprisingly good match to the show's aesthetic. Besides, the song's catchy as hell.

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