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lucyheartfiliavevo  asked:

what are your favorite grayza fics? :o i wanna read some, bonus if its multichap.

Ahh sorry for the late answer Emmy! I’ve been meaning to do this for a while so let’s do this! Also tagging @starsnstorms because she asked me for a grayza fic rec a long time ago rip

1. Fireworks by SnowLili on ff.net - Canon-verse (ongoing)

Summing it up, it’s basically about the aftermath of drunk sex between Gray and Erza. I think what’s the best thing about this fic is that, it’s actually quite believable? 

I think all Grayza fans can agree that, if Grayza were ever gonna get together, they would have to deal with Juvia and Jellal sooner or later.

 And the way it’s written, both Gray and Erza deal with the “double Js” very maturely in my opinion. Jellal and Juvia aren’t merely brushed off, so I absolutely love that. 

I think it helps that this author also loves Gruvia and Jerza, so I feel like they’re more careful with how they handle one-sided!Gruvia as well as complicated!Jerza in this story, to make way for Grayza’s development.

The writing isn’t overly detailed either, so it suits my taste lmao :D

2. 13th Street by Dear Rosie - Grayza/Nalu College AU (ongoing)

I’m pretty sure this is the most popular Grayza fic on FF.net. And rightfully so imo :D

I really love how this story’s pacing and how natural the author developed Gray and Erza’s relationship. The beginning of their relationship is a little rusty, and I think the author based on Grayza’s dynamic from when they were kids in canon (kid!grayza was a little rough in the beginning right?). It’s super cute! And really in-character too.

Nalu also shines in this fic. They’re not merely a side couple thrown in randomly. Honestly this author writes Nalu’s dynamic very close to canon. And I love how Lucy is a teeny bit dense and Natsu’s thoughts are kind of a mystery like in the manga. But they naturally become good friends (and!! I love it!!)

And this fic has nice humor? Reminds me of Mashima’s classic humor. I find myself re-reading it once a month

3. Challenge of Fate by Kaoden (complete)

It’s a two-shot! This was written back in 2010 wow. Anyways, this story has a lot of the “brilliant luck” concept Grayza fans love to sneak in their fics XD

It has an implied ending though, but really cute! Also a good fight scene between Gray and Erza (I’ve always wanted Gray to challenge Erza when they got older).

4. Project Cupid by @crimsonxblaze (ongoing)

Mirajane and Lucy working together and coming up from Plan A - ? (It’s a lot lmfao) to get Gray and Erza together.

It’s fluffy humor - so cute, so good for the soul :3 

5. Like a Brother by @boogey56 (multi-chapter + complete)

I’ve always wanted to read a fic like this!! Where Gray finally confesses some hidden feelings while Erza still thinks of him as just a brother.

And this story is where Gray tries to change Erza’s perspective of him? :D

(note: no Juvia or Jellal mentioned in this fic so that it doesn’t go towards angst territory rip)

(note #2: head on over to boogey’s grayza tag. Idk how many grayza fics I’ve requested and some others mostly me but they’re all so good for the soul asdfghjkl)

6. Pandering by @ahumanintraining (one-shot) 

Where Gray tells himself it’s a mistake, but realizes it might not be. Smut warning.

note: just read every Grayza fic you can find from her. Most of them are angsty though (my kind of angst tbh). 

Honorable mentions: Promises, Storytelling  Score (my birthday gift! AND IT’S FLUFF! ^//0//^)

7. Mariposa by anime is my attitude - AU (ongoing)

Gray and Erza grew up in an orphanage together, but when Gray gets adopted by Ur, he leaves her behind.

Years later, Gray tries his best to find Erza again, even when Lyon and Ur tells him Erza might have forgotten him already. But he’s determined and ends up transferring to the same school as Erza, only for her to be cold towards him? SAY THIS ISN’T SO

8. Insufferable by theformulaofpudding (one-shot collection)

I’m gonna have to re-read this collection coz I forgot but there’s a reason why I’ve listed it in my faves on ff.net :D

9. Sweater Weather by sassywriterchick (one-shot collection)

Just..read anything from her, she’s an awesome writer. I haven’t heard from her in a long time though.

10. Cold and Armored Hearts by  anonymousreader07 (one-shot collection)

There’s seriously a lot of great one shots in this!

My favorite is the latest chapter, where Erza’s trapped in an alternate universe, where everything is almost perfect - she’s a normal high school girl, she doesn’t have to be a wizard and constantly risking her life, and she has the perfect boyfriend, Gray. Where as in their world, Gray’s already returning Juvia’s feelings). 

This one was really memorable to me because it’s quite rare to find a nicely written Grayza ficlet where it’s focused on Erza’s POV.  

11. The Waiting Game by Cure-for-Apathy (multichaptered/complete)

The pining is so real with this one. This one was written during the GMG arc, around the time where Gray and Erza had that chat on the balcony when Erza told him to straighten things out with Juvia.

Let’s just say Gray is quite the patient guy. Brilliant writing, a must read!

12. Honest by Serpent Tailed Angel (oneshot)

This is like an alternate canon Grayza story from when they first met? Basically, “what if Gray and Erza were already a secret couple from when they were in their pre-teens?”)

It sounds like it would be OOC but it’s not! This fic includes Gray and Erza’s journey, (Gray’s POV), throughout canon arcs like Tower of Heaven, GMG etc.

It’s very angsty though, as Gray often questions where does he stand in his relationship with Erza since they’ve kept their relationship a secret for too long.

13. A Push in the Right Direction by @pinkkoala213​ - High School AU (ongoing)

A light, school life Grayza fic. It’s really just chill and fun!

Basically, Gray and Erza’s friends are assuming Gray might like Erza and wanna push them together. 

(note: There are a lot of characters/ships included in this story by the way. To be exact, Grayza, Nalu, Jeltear, Lyvia, Mira/Freed/Laxus, Gajevy, Hibicana)

There are some other really great ones but I’ve forgotten the title because the fics was from so long ago rip. Maybe I’ll do a Part 2, if anyone wants me to that is? :D

Does anyone else want to add?

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Can we just take a moment to appreciate what Hiro has done for us because look at this!!!!!
That is Squad Goals right there!!!! We have our ships of Nalu and Gruvia looking all matchy-matchy 😏. We have Erza looking FIERCE AF. Gajeel is SMILING… Look at him!!!! Not to mention Wendy is all perfect and cute and adorable… I JUST CANT!!!!!! This gives me life!!!