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Stories which primarily focus on the normal goings on of the cast.

The Dead Aren’t Good Company by Rosy Page

  • Recommended by: Phylomedusa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: They’d been back in time for less than a month when their father forced Klaus back into the mausoleum. But maybe this time his family can do the right thing.
  • Tags: family-bonding {{hurt/comfort}} Post Season 2

I'm Not Okay (I'm Getting There) by kittykatthetacodemon

  • Recommended by: ggoulden1695
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Between seven adults, even ones as severely damaged as they are, there's got to be at least enough common sense to mimic one semi-functional, competent human. Post-season one, Klaus and his siblings travel around in their own pasts, sort out some of their shit, and relive the week of the apocalypse one last time. This time, they get it right.

istanbul by Utopiste

  • Recommended by: ggoulden1695
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: “Why would you do that?” Vanya asks. “After what I did to you-”
  • “There’s not that many people who can understand how it feels to be raised by Reginald Hargreeves, you know,” Klaus contributes. “If you’re gone too, who are we going to tell our trauma to? A therapist? Ha. Hard pass.”
  • “But I-” Vanya starts to protest, but then Allison’s arms are slung around her shoulders, and she buries her face in her hair, and for a second Ben lets himself hope everything will be alright in the end.
  • (Once again, the Umbrella Academy saves the day - not that the day cares much about it one way or another.)

catch and release by sauntering_down

  • Recommended by: Sakami
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Klaus, needing a distraction from his newfound sobriety, decides to go hunting for a missing Number Five in the Argyle Library.
  • Comments: An extremely well-written oneshot fanfic that blends comedy with engaging and in-character dialogue. Does a wonderful job of imitating the atmosphere of the show itself. A great take on the relationship between Klaus and Five that is a must-read if you enjoyed their limited interactions in the show.

Sheepdogs by Dog_Bearing_Gifts

  • Recommended by: Glitter-Goddess
  • Status: Completed series of oneshots, although the author has expressed a willingness to write more within the same continuity. The first one, He Saw the Ghosts, diverges slightly from canon to explore what could have happened if a kinder vet had spoken to Klaus in the VFW. Subsequent installments adhere mostly to canon but bend it a bit.
  • Synopsis: A broken young vet walks into a bar. He's drunk, and sobbing over a picture of men he can't possibly know. Somebody wants to kick him out. Somebody else says no.

the desperation murmur of a heartbeat by slytherincosette

  • Recommended by: an0mally1827
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Five makes it his job to protect his siblings, because God knows no one else is going to do it. Instead of jumping forward in time, testing the limits of his powers, he stays. He stays, and he stitches his broken little family back together. And then, one day, they run. AU in which (most of) the Hargreeves siblings run away at age sixteen and do their best to make it on their own. Only they're not really on their own, because they've got each other.


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