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Title of the Fanfic by Author OR Fic Trope Page, by Author (Link)
  • Recommended by: Troper Name
  • Synopsis: What's the story about? Give here a brief summary of the plot. It would be also useful to point out in what moment of the series the story takes place. If it's a Gen Fic but it has some romantic elements, note here the characters involved too.
  • Pairing(s): If it's a Shipping Fic, list here the pairings that feature in the fic (warn here if it's het, male slash or female slash). If it's a Gen Fic, remove this line. To tell the difference between the two, notice if the focus of the fic is on a romantic relationship or if it focuses on the other aspects of the story. In case of doubt, classify the story according to the genres it's been tagged: the Romance tag for Shipping, absence of that tag for Gen Fic.
  • Tags: If any are known. This would be things like W.A.F.F., Lemon, Dark Fic, any known Crossovers etc.

Authors, and Websites

Masi

  • Recommended by: executemiracle
  • Masi’s work is very tender and quiet. Her writing really showcases each moment in the story, and brings out each character’s distinct voice. Look no further for gentle stories where the characters all feel real!
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Stories which primarily focus on the normal goings on of the cast.

Life in Color, Life in Motion by Kaminari

  • Recommended by: executemiracle
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An AU where Arakita never joins the cycling team. Still reeling from his baseball injury, he ends up befriending Shinkai, and slowly eases back into the sports world.
  • Pairings: Kinjou/Arakita
  • Comments: A beautiful story that features an excellent dive into Arakita’s head. Good friendships, an alternate take on canon events that feels genuine. You get an all-around take on Arakita’s interactions with the team and his developing relationship with Kinjou. Also includes art as well!

The Wellspring by UnusuallyNormal

  • Recommended by: wendypanacea & executemiracle
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • ''Synopsis:” Fairy Tale/Fantasy AU. Prince Makishima has been cursed, and Onoda sets out to find an all-healing spring that can break the spell.
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  • Pairings: Manami/Onoda, Makishima/Toudou, Shinkai/Arakita
  • Comments: Onoda on a quest in a magical world is always a fun thing. This fic has a fair amount of worldbuilding and juggles the characters very well. There’s plenty of magic and mystery, and seeing the world through Onoda’s eyes makes it very refreshing! A pleasant read, for sure!

For Me, For You by HapaxLegomenon

  • Recommended by: wendypanacea
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Naruko pushes Imaizumi off his bicycle.
  • Pairings: Imaizumi/Naruko
  • Comments: Although the fic lists Imaizumi/Naruko as a pairing, the fic itself is gen and can be read as a strong friendship. A really well-written fic that perfectly captures the dynamics of these two characters’ senses of friendship and rivalry!

Empty Spaces by PlumTea

  • Recommended by: wendypanacea
  • Status: Dormant; last updated October 2017
  • Synopsis: What is the biking anime without a Mob AU?
  • Pairings: Manami/Onoda, Toudou/Makishima
  • Comments: A long and gorgeously plotty longfic featuring most of the cast as rival gangsters! Every single character is is superbly written, and although the story does feature romantic pairings they are not the main focus. Bring on the guns and mayhem!

everything is in line by dabblingDilettante

  • Recommended by: Latia & executemiracle
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Miyahara is not made for change.
  • Pairings: None, exactly, but Manami and Miyahara's relationship features heavily.
  • Comments: dabblingDilettante has written some really incredible stuff about Manami and Miyahara's relationship and really seems to get how wistful, but sweet, it really is. It's always so great to read these really carefully thought-out character studies about side characters that you can tell the author has a lot of love for.

hime na no da by stellarbird

  • Recommended by: Latia
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: “She can’t cycle in a dress,” says her father to Tooji, his mouth stiffening slightly at the unfamiliarity of the pronoun. Miki fingers the soft fabric and thinks yes, I can, as her brother quietly speaks her thoughts out loud and her father looks at his children with confused surrender, and yields the bike.
  • Pairings: Miki/Aya
  • Comments: A short fic that manages to pack in a lot with an almost poetic choice of words. A lovely character study of a character who's often overlooked.

And Do It Well by dem_hips

  • Recommended by: Latia
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Tadokoro Jin and Makishima Yuusuke meet as first-years in Sohoku's cycling club, each facing his own difficulties and challenges, and together they begin to grow and come into their own as cyclists.
  • Pairings: Tadokoro/Makishima (though it can very easily be read as pure gen fic)
  • Comments: A really wonderful look at Tadokoro and Makishima, through the lens of their growing relationship and the struggles they faced in first year. The first part of the fic, in particular, utilizes some amazing prose choices to really get across Tadokoro's struggles. Brief mentions of disordered eating.

Stories which crossover with other characters or works.

A Beginner's Guide to Making Friends and Winning at Quidditch by Peterpandemic

  • Recommended by executemiracle
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Plotty, lengthy Harry Potter/Hogwarts AU!
  • Pairings: Imaizumi/Naruko, Manami/Onoda
  • Comments: Who doesn’t love the HP verse and fantasy? There’s a lot of time dedicated to the main trio and how their relationship evolves from strangers to close friends. Plenty of magic, and of course, quidditch. A fair amount of the cast appears, and it’s a good, fun read!

Never In Our Favour by HapaxLegomenon

  • Recommended by wendypanacea & executemiracle
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A Hunger Games AU where everyone has to sacrifice something.
  • Pairings: Arakita/Fukutomi, Imaizumi/Naruko/Onoda, Teshima/Aoyagi
  • Comments: A realistic take on the Hunger Games, where it isn’t possible for everyone to get their happy ending.

Stories whose primary focus is on romantic or sexual relationships between the cast.

like they do on the discovery channel by Perculious

  • Recommended by wendypanacea
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Imaizumi and Naruko still have a few bugs to work out in their relationship.
  • Pairings: Imaizumi/Naruko
  • Comments: Honestly if you ship these two even a little this is a must-read. Imaizumi, Naruko, and Onoda are all perfectly in character and the story itself is hilarious. A bit of a warning for mature content, so watch the rating.

What You Need to Hear About the Ghost in your Heart by Softintelligence

  • Recommended by executemiracle
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Arakita decides to sell his Bianchi.
  • Pairings: Fukutomi/Arakita, Shinkai/Arakita
  • Comments: A fic where you can see how much loss and grief permeates into someone’s life after a tragedy. It’s well-written, perfectly executed, and pulled at my heartstrings more than once! A good read with a solid ending.

Where It’s Quiet, by Sumaru)

  • Recommended by wendypanacea
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Two idiots doing their best to protect each other and stumbling a bit along the way.
  • Pairings: Imaizumi/Naruko
  • Comments: Really well-written prose and excellent characterization! Despite the shipping vibe the characters’ interactions really wouldn’t seem out of place in canon. Maybe not the best choice if you’re squeamish about descriptions of blood, though.

Stateside by LordOnisyr

  • Recommended by executemiracle
  • Status: Dormant; last updated August 2017
  • Synopsis: Tadokoro and Toudou both have their own relationships with Makishima, and neither of the two take it very well. After a long time, all three of them try to reconnect, but a cycling accident turns that all on its head.
  • Pairings: Toudou/Makishima/Tadokoro and all combinations inbetween
  • Comments: A slow build that showcases how much Tadokoro and Toudou care about Makishima, and how that changes their relationship over time. It comes with a rare Tadokoro POV that’s done quite well!

Or Am I Standing Still? by Indevan

  • Recommended by wendypanacea & executemiracle
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Future AU. After many years apart, Naruko and Tadokoro reconnect. Life hasn’t been very kind to them in the meantime, but here and there, they try to figure things out.
  • Pairings: Imaizumi/Naruko, Tadokoro/Shinkai
  • Comments: A very kind story! It depicts Naruko and Tadokoro struggling being adults, trying out relationships, and trying to unload some baggage they’ve accumulated over time.

Dreams of Two by HapaxLegomenon, Kiriska, Miyukitty, and nobetterpicture

  • Recommended by wendypanacea
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Teshima and Aoyagi’s dreams and how they change as they both grow up and grow closer.
  • Pairings: Teshima/Aoyagi
  • Comments: An absolutely beautiful canon-compliant collaboration about Teshima and Aoyagi’s relationship! The writing is beautiful and the fic is gorgeously illustrated.

Exuviae by JulesD

  • Recommended by executemiracle & wendypanacea
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Yoshiwara AU, lengthy and lovely.
  • Pairings: Toudou/Makishima
  • Comments: A well-written and captivating piece. Two people who keep pining for each other, but circumstance keeps pulling them apart. It’s one of the first fics I read when I started the fandom, and I still enjoy it!

better left spoken by dabblingDilettante

  • Recommended by Latia
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Miki talks about bikes and when Aya thinks about it, about the fact that she can listen to it at all, about the fact that Miki delivers so much excitement that she alone could likely power the entire prefecture, she feels like no one else should have the right.
  • Pairings: Miki/Aya
  • Comments: A really warm and engaging piece about two characters who are given very little, this fic is as much a double character study as it is a shipping fic. Despite the melancholy atmosphere, it really gives you a sense of hope, and is, in my opinion, one of the hidden gems of the fandom.

At Hearthside Met by Inelegantly (Lir)

  • Recommended by Latia
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When he sweeps the creature up off the beach, it's like a ragdoll in his arms, too light, like it weighs nothing. He doesn't think twice. Just slings his burden gently up against his shoulder without flinching from the blood or the injury, before turning resolutely to head for home.
  • Pairings: Tadokoro/Makishima
  • Tags: AU, blood, injury, caretaking
  • Comments: A charming and engaging bit of AU, while the subject is initially a bit dire, there's a really gentle and lovely feel to this fic. Despite its relatively short length it manages to pack in the charm and atmosphere of a Ghibli film

Take my Heart, Take my Hand by HapaxLegomenon

  • Recommended by: zephSomething
  • Status: Complete
  • ''Synopsis:” Aged up Teshima and Aoyagi first meet one a plane ride, Aoyagi hates flying.
  • Pairings: Teshima/Aoyagi
  • Comments: It’s super fluffy and really great. Capital A adorable, I spent most of the fic giggling if I recall correctly.

Tattoos by LifeAsTrash

  • Recommended by: zephSomething
  • Status: Complete
  • ''Synopsis:” Soulmate AU featuring Tattoos
  • Pairings: Manami/Onoda
  • Comments: Honestly I have such a soft spot for Soulmate aus and this one is very cute. It features the whole tattoo’s relevant to your soulmate appear on you as you get older which is clever and very cute

Familiar by HapaxLegomenon

  • Recommended by: zephSomething
  • Status: Complete
  • ''Synopsis:” Slice of life and confessions of love
  • Pairings: T2 (Teshima/Aoyagi)
  • Comments: It’s just so much fluff and cute and I love it a lot okay

Kids Come with the Package by Heihua

  • Recommended by: zephSomething
  • Status: Complete
  • ''Synopsis:” Kid fic where Makishima, Kinjo, & Tadokoro run Sohoku daycare, and Fukutomi runs Hakogaku daycare across the street.
  • Pairings: Makishima/Toudou, Fukutomi/Kinjo, Imaizumi/Onoda/Naruko, T2 (Teshima/Aoyagi)
  • Comments: I wouldn’t really call it shipping but it’s not really a general fic either so it goes here. Basically just cute daycare shenanigans.

Bunnypedal by Chiharu

  • Recommended by wendypanacea
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Imaizumi tries his hand at writing fanfiction.
  • Pairings: Imaizumi/Naruko
  • Comments: A gorgeously detailed fic with and excellent plot and just the right amount of humour and drama. It also works as a character study for Imaizumi and is beautifully written!
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