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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Tomb Raider (2013) fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found here.

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The Camera Loves You by Asynca, found here.
  • Recommended by: Noelemahc and Arrowstorm
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "How do you recover from an ordeal like on Yamatai? Lara, with Sam's help, is trying to answer this question. Breaching contracts, keeping secrets and starting new explorations will cause more damage than Lara could imagine. Lara/Sam, with complications from a familiar foe."
  • Comments: A direct follow-up to the plot of the original game, seguing into a reimagining of the original game's plot (with modifications to accommodate for the different era, different Lara and the presence of Sam and their unspecific relationship). A sidenote note should be made to the amount of Will They or Won't They? that protects the fic from falling into pits of depravity, as well as the fairly realistic portrayal of Lara's and Sam's accumulated PTSD.
    • Second it. No wonders it's the most reviewed/favourited Tomb Raider fic. There is an equally great sequel too. No need to ask yourself anymore, they will.
      • Thirded, coming from a guy who's only experience with Tomb Raider was the 2013 game, and is completely unfamiliar with the rest of the universe. Despite each story borrowing heavily from the older games, you actually don't have to have background knowledge to read it. The author does a great job of reintroducing the characters, building up and modifying the plot, as well as creating some interesting OCs. A very riveting read, both of them (this troper favors the sequel in particular). Highly recommended.
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  • Pairing(s): Lara x Sam
  • Tags: Hurt/Comfort Fic, Angst, Les Yay

She Traces your Scars and Rebuilds your World by lescousinsdangereux. link.

  • Recommended by: snowfieldVenias and Arrowstorm
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "You are a crumbling building in desperate need of restoration; and this, for all intents and purposes, makes Sam your architect."
  • Comments: A wonderfully beautiful story that follows up right after everyone escapes Yamatai. Sam helps Lara deal with the aftermath, to cope with her new life, and accompanies her on her next adventure to Croatoan Island. It's sweet, hopeful, and the perfect cure for all that post-Yamatai bitterness following Lara around.
  • Pairing(s): Lara x Sam

Gathering Storms by Zerrat

  • Recommended by: Starshone
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "In the aftermath of Yamatai, Sam struggles to return to her normal life. Her emotions spinning wildly out of control, Sam finds herself unravelling as the fragments of Himiko's soul within her begin to consume everything that she is."
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  • Comments: A post-game Original Flavour action/adventure what-if story with a terrifying perspective on possession, slowly building Lara x Sam, and excellent fight scenes.
  • Pairing(s): Lara x Sam

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