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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.

We Come Together (To Fall Apart) by ForPony39

  • Recommended by Sarcasticgirl 777
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Synopsis: New Orleans is a vicious place, and as much as he wishes otherwise, Hope shouldn't be here, and yet she can't leave until they figure out the sinister crux of what is happening to her... A chronicle of the mystery, love, frustration, laughter, and heartbreak that is the relationship between the Originals and Hope. AU from end of season 1.
  • Pairings: Elijah/Hayley

The Originals Alternate Season Two by heartoftheshadow

  • Recommended by Sarcasticgirl 777; seconded by MidnightWolf.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: This story is basically an AU from the ending of 2x14 onwards in which Kaleb (Kol) survives Finn's hex. The main pairings include Klaus/Cami, Elijah/Hayley, Kol/Davina and Josh/Aiden.
  • Status: Complete. Also has a sequel by the same author, The Originals Alternate Season Three which is currently incomplete but updated regularly.

The Painting of Hope by luvtheheaven

  • Recommended by Sarcasticgirl 777
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A follow-up to ep.1x22: He didn't want the mother of the child to hate her name. "It's perfect," Elijah said in a near-whisper. Honestly, though, Elijah's opinion didn't really matter to him. Klaus looked toward Hayley. She slowly let her lips curl into a genuine smile. / Klaus took out his more delicate paintbrush, turning the edges of the splattered paint backdrop into… threads.

City of Lost Souls by RoniMikaelson

  • Recommended by MidnightWolf; seconded by Sarcasticgirl 777
  • Status: Dormant; last updated March 2016.
  • Summary: New Orleans is a city of magic and music, but it is also a supernatural battleground. When Hope is taken as leverage by the witches, she learns that she's the daughter of the most feared supernatural creature: Klaus Mikaelson. With wars brewing on every side of her, she has no way out other than to manipulate, betray and kill… something Mikaelsons do best.

Littlest Wolf by DeansSweetPotatoPie.

  • recommended by MidnightWolf.
  • Status: Discontinued
  • Author's Summary: A series of Klaus and Hope one-shots. Hayley is also heavily featured. The one-shots will have no particular order and don't really follow a set timeline. Just some cute moments throughout Hope's life because I really enjoy Klaus as a father. Better summary and details inside.

Bring Me To Life by BehindGrayEyes

  • Recommended by MidnightWolf.
  • Incomplete/Dormant; last updated October 2017.
  • Summary: Imogen Claire Saga Book 1. After the events of the Harvest, Imogen left the French Quarter coven and vowed to do anything to protect the last of her family. With the arrival of the Original Family the vampires are thrown into complete upheaval and Imogen is caught right in the middle. With the supernatural community of New Orleans prepping for war, which side will she fall down on?
  • Status: Rated M.

A Thousand Years by DeansSweetPotatoPie. Link broken; the story has been discontinued and pulled by the author.

  • Recommended by MidnightWolf.
  • Summary: Klaus and Rebekah Mikaelson's relationship is a complicated one. In Rebekah's words, "I've spent my entire life loving and hating my brother with equal measure." Follows Klaus and Rebekah from the time they were human up until now. Better summary inside.
  • Status: Drama/Angst, focuses on the sibling relationships, particularly Klaus and Rebekah. Incomplete/Ongoing, with regular updates.

Dynasties by DeafAngel2000

  • Recommended By: Silver Wizard
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: OC/OC
  • Synopsis: They say you can't run from your past. That doing so delays the inevitable. But I'm not running. As of my upcoming 16th birthday, I'd been slowly traveling the world for a year. That year being since the loss of my parents, my uncle... and a particularly bad hatred for my sister. I've done countless cloaking spells through my travels and that didn't change when I came to Europe. But when I got the invitation to go to a Viennese ball, coinciding with my 16th birthday, I took it with a slight chance it was a trap. I'm a twin. I'm a Mikaelson. And I'm a tribrid on my own. Someone is bound to put the pieces together. But who would have thought that one night at a Viennese ball would have me whisked to China and dealing with their side of the supernatural?
  • Comments: An AU where Hayley gives birth to another girl along with Hope. Her name is Harmony Mikaelson.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

The Beast They Made Of Me by Lit_Chicko8

Our Ungodly Hour by (Forcynics)

  • Recommended by: Brytte Myst
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: “Always and forever,” she swears, and she means it. But she is so foolish to pretend to have any understanding of those words, and too young to realize how foolish she is.
  • Pairing(s): Klebekah.
  • Tags: Dark Fic, Brother–Sister Incest.

Point Of Madness by (TheLoupGaroux)

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The Red Sun Rises by DayStorm
  • Recommended by MidnightWolf.
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Summary: Soul mates are rare. Contrary to popular belief, not everyone has one. But for those who do; nothing can keep them apart. They will always - always - find each other.
  • Pairings: Elijah/OC.
  • This is a fic that has a very good take on soul mates and relationships in general. An Elijah/OC story, so if you aren't fond of original characters maybe steer clear. Currently on something of a hiatus since the author is re-writing it from the beginning and won't do any new updates until they've finished. Even so, it clocks in at about forty-two chapters so far and is worth checking out.
  • The author has recently re-launched the entire story (basically pulled it down for a time and did a major overhaul); currently it has been re-posted on ffnet, and has four chapters uploaded so far.

An Old Flame by evans516

  • Recommended by MidnightWolf.
  • Status: Complete.
  • Summary: After almost a hundred years, Elijah always wondered where she ended up. He never expected her to be right where he left her. Back in New Orleans with his family, he knows it's going to take more than an apology to win her back, if she can even be won.
  • Pairings: Elijah/OC.

Inevitable by LinariteLavanya

  • Recommended by MidnightWolf
  • Status: Complete at a hundred chapters (with a sequel planned).
  • Also available here on Archive of Our Own.
  • Summary: Zoe and her twin brother Ezra have been on the run for years. As witch-werewolf hybrids cursed to immortality, they've made some dangerous enemies that they are desperate to avoid. They flee to New Orleans, hoping to disappear among the supernatural community there. But there are beings of terrifying power in the Big Easy, too, and the twins soon learn that they can't run forever.
  • Pairings: OC relationships; eventual Zoe/Elijah (dubbed Zolijah by readers) and Ezra/Rebekah (Ezbekah); there's also some Klamille (Klaus/Camille). This story also contains a good amount of focus on character relationships outside of the romantic; friendships, sibling/twin relationships, et cetera.
  • Tags/Warnings/Other Information: AU, canon-divergence. There are OCs and there are rotating viewpoints/shifting perspectives, especially later on in the story. The romance is slow-building and takes a bit of a backseat to the actual plot for most of the story, but the author promises that the wait is worth it.

Love Me Like You by Secret-writer91

  • recommended by MidnightWolf.
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Moving from her home in London to New Orleans, Evelyn Danvers never expected to find her entire life changed in a single moment. Bumping into Klaus Mikaelson, Evelyn finds herself dragged back into a world that she has no intentions of being a part of after what happened to her grandmother.
  • Pairings: Klaus/OC.

Bottom of the River by RatedRReanna

  • recommended by MidnightWolf.
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: After losing the Quarter to Klaus, Marcel and an old friend named Violet will do whatever it takes to get their city back. Facing not only the Originals, but werewolves, witches and other vampires who interrupt their plans.
  • Pairing(s): Marcel/OC.

Sympathy for the Devil by Roheline.

  • Recommended by MidnightWolf. (I haven't read past the first chapter personally, but someone else mentioned it in passing to me and it seems pretty decent.
  • Summary: He knew his own nature, recognized it when he came face-to-face with it. She was daring, sharp and fierce in her loving. She gave the kind of love he'd never stopped wanting. Klaus and Elijah and a mysterious Coven of witches.
  • Pairings: Klaus/OC, Elijah/OC
  • Status: Rated T. Only has a handful of chapters so far but seems to be updated regularly. Aside from a few of punctuation errors, it seems good.
    • Not updated since March 2016.

Sinners by VampiresAndLiars

  • recommended by MidnightWolf.
  • Summary: After a century away, Belle Campbell returns to New Orleans with her brother, Max, who's crushing on everyone's favorite newbie vampire, Josh. For most of her immortal life, she and Klaus have been inseparable friends, but tensions build as trusts are broken, secrets are kept and past indiscretions resurface. Not all sins can be forgiven. Romance/Family. Rated T.
  • Pairings: Klaus/OC.
  • Status: Complete, with forty-one chapters and over eight-thousand words.
  • Has a sequel that just begun, Saints.

Bloodshed and Rattles by DreamonAlina.

  • Recommended by MidnightWolf.
  • Summary: The Originals AU of Ripples of Reality. Juliet Gilbert has awoken from a one month coma in New Orleans, surrounded by the Mikaelson family. Now as the fight for New Orleans begins, Juliet must figure out how she fits into Klaus's new life, especially when she has no memories of him. Oh, and she's pregnant with his child. Eventual Klaus/OC, with a bit of Elijah/OC.
  • This story is an AU of the author's previous work, Ripples of Reality, a Vampire Diaries fic that involves a Stefan/OC pairing. Other than having the same main character (Juliet) and the same basic premise (she wakes up from a coma with missing memories) the plots for the two stories seem to be pretty different, so that's nice.
  • Pairings: Klaus/OC, slight Elijah/OC.
  • Status: Incomplete/Dormant. Has sixty-four chapters so far but hasn't been updated since May 2019.

The Freaks in the Middle by Principles of Magic.

  • Recommended by MidnightWolf, thanks to carlylynnmikaelson.
  • Summary: Future Fic. "There's only so many 'I'm sorry' shots you can buy someone; people either forgive you, or vomit everywhere." When Hope brings home a friend from college, Elijah learns there's more than just family blocking his path to love. Slightly AU with canon. Dark Humor. Multi-chapter. T for language.
  • Pairings: Elijah/OC, Hayley/Klaus established, Hayley/Elijah past relationship.
  • Also has a sequel, Like Real People Do.
  • Status: Both stories are complete.

The Noble Stag And The She-Wolf by CarlyLynn

  • Recommended by MidnightWolf.
  • Summary: Eliza and Hayley Marshall are in search for their family and travel to New Orleans for answers. Meanwhile, after a one night stand with Klaus Mikaelson, her entire world is turned upside down. Now she is living in New Orleans with her sister Hayley and under the protection of The Mikaelson protecting the one thing she never thought she would have, a child. Full summary inside.
  • Status: Rated M. Incomplete/Dormant; last updated July 2016.

Edge of Tomorrow by DayStorm

  • Recommended by MidnightWolf.
  • Summary: The Original Hybrid would not be the first fictional character from a fictional world Amanda Warren would discover was actually terrifyingly real. But when Klaus is snared by the same trap that first captured her, the two are thrown into a whirlwind of parallel universes.
  • Status: Rated T, Incomplete/Dormant; last updated May 2017.

    Other ships 
I'm Only Me When I'm With You by SuckerForDelena
  • Recommended by MidnightWolf.
  • Summary: Post 3x09. Spoilers. What happens after the events of mid-season finale. Written before 3x10. KLAMILLE.
  • Status: One-shot. Complete.

Under the Mistletoe by LinariteLavanya.

  • Recommended by MidnightWolf.
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: AU. One-shot. Written for xKittyPetrovax3. It's the holiday season in the Big Easy, and the prestigious Mikaelson family is throwing their annual Christmas party. Camille is conscripted to help organize the event despite her protests, and runs into an old friend of Klaus's in the process. Lucien/Cami. (Rated M for a lemon at the end.)
  • Pairing(s): Lucien/Camille.

Heart By Heart by 225Starburst.

  • Recommended by MidnightWolf.
  • Summary: (AU Season 3) Klaus Mikaelson is forced to deal with pressing matters with Dahlia's death and Hayley's curse having been lifted. With the arrival of his former protégé, Lucien Castle, the Original Hybrid is faced with enemies, plotting to destroy his sireline. Elijah is driven to uncover the truth of Gia's death, as Freya is thrown in a dangerous game (Klayley, Frucien, Gilijah).
  • Pairings: Klaus/Hayley, Freya/Lucian, Gia/Elijah.
  • Status: Romance/adventure with a side helping of drama and angst; rated T. Incomplete/ongoing with only a couple chapters so far, but it does seem to be updated regularly.
    • Not updated since July 2016.

For the Nights I Can't Remember by DayStorm.

  • Recommended by MidnightWolf.
  • Summary: Lucien Castle - dark and possessing the devil's own charisma . . . is not a man Cami trusts. Nor should she. But the suave ancient vampire knows something of Camille's past that has been stolen from her. He intends to put the wrong things right. (Request-fic for xKittyPetrovax3)
  • Pairings: Lucien/Camille.
  • Status: Rated M. Seems to be complete for the moment, although the author says they may come back and write more in the future.

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