Hey! This is such a helpful account! :) do you have: A)a new heart wrenching angst? B) pining Viktor? C) college au? I've read most of the ones on your lists...whoops.
I LOVE COLLEGE AUs OMG thank you for this request! (For @ahumanlady: you can find all my angst fic rec lists here!)
centripetal force by braveten, Explicit, 60k (WIP) Victor speaks seven languages. (Physics isn’t one of them.) Luckily, though, he ends up rooming with his antithesis: a shy, black-haired boy who just so happens to be a physics major. LOVE this!
Perfect harmony by BlessTheBeast, Teen, 3.9k Phichit drags Yuuri along to a party, where Yuuri promptly gets shitfaced and enthusiastically seduces Viktor, then dies of embarrassment, which seems to be inevitable in any universe these two idiots end up in. I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS FIC
Russian for Dummies by cutthroatpixie, Gen, 2.4k “Are you a beginner?” Viktor was not a beginner. Viktor was the TA supposedly in charge of this study session. Viktor spoke Russian. Viktor was Russian. “Sure!” OMG SO CUTE
Essays and Endearments by kaizuka, Teen, 13k A guide to romance by Katsuki Yuuri: pine after your nameless classmate for almost the entirety of one semester. Do not make eye contact, ever. Go to class, and if the stars align, it will be cancelled, and your crush will be waiting to endure your awkward attempt at small talk. THIS IS SO GOOD! Must read!
Slavonic Studies by thepossessedfangirl, Explicit, 9.4k (WIP) Yuuri sleeps with a hot stranger the night before university begins but surprise, surprise. JUST READ THIS YOU CAN THANK ME LATER
It Doesn’t Have to be a Lie by Recesskup, Not Rated, 54k (WIP) The pretend relationship AU where Yuuri is a shy Dance Major and Viktor is the attractive, outgoing Art/Photography Major and Phichit is the worst wingman ever. This is great!!
Thoughtfulness at the Drama Club by MattLightwood (TanyaHarries), Gen, 2.1k Viktor is in his last year of college and as a president of the drama club when his secretary resigns. With this place vacant, the club finds itself in big trouble until Phichit appears one day with someone that could save them… and steal Viktor’s heart. Thumbs up!
Break the Cycle by SigmundFreud, Explicit, 26k College AU where ex boyfriends Yuuri and Victor can’t stay away from each other. LOTS of mutual pining, arguments, miscommunication, and, of course, angst. Thumbs up!
Yes, Professor? by AwkwardPotatoChild, Teen, 15k (WIP) “Good morning! I’m Professor Viktor Nikiforov! I look forward to being with you all this semester.” Dammit! No one told me he had an accent too! And to think this was all started because I wanted some pudding! So cute!
Have You Heard? by QueenofFennoscandia, Teen, 4.7k According to rumors, Viktor Nikiforov had been seen crying in the E building’s staircase. No one really seemed to know what was the reason, but everyone were terribly curious about it. Bonus long-haired Victor!
I will break the ice of your heart by Madlymiho, Explicit, 26k (WIP) Yuuri is a talented but very shy student who enters in a new university for his last year. There, he meets a coldhearted and strict philosophy teacher: Viktor Nikiforov. Despite their differences, the two of them start to get closer… Thumbs up!
A Skating Scholarship by Viktorsfeet, Teen, 35k After turning 17 and being offered a scholarship in Detroit, Yuuri packs his bags and moves across the world to pursue his skating. He can’t help but find the second-year student Viktor Nikiforov fascinating and his roommate helps him to find out more. Lovely fic!
the golden hour by wynsolstice, Teen, 7k The photographer blinked at him before smiling brightly. Without warning, he grabbed Yuuri by the hand. His skin was smooth, and very, very warm. Biting his lip, Yuuri glanced up at him. “C'mon,” the photographer urged. “Let’s get out of this rain. I’ll treat you to coffee to make up for taking your picture and scaring you.” SO ADORABLE
Just Ice Skatey Things by personafreak, Explicit, 24k (WIP) Victor is an eccentric foreigner revolutionizing the figure skating world, and Yuuri is just trying to survive his part-time job at the ice skating rink. Awesome college fic!
A Marriage of True Minds by Pilomela, Teen, 20k (WIP) After his application to the doctoral program was rejected due to his incomplete entrance essay, Yuuri Katsuki scores a job running a small local bookstore. Rec’d by a follower!
Author: lauren3210 | Word Count: 28.4k | Rating: NC-17
Summary: Draco has an important research assignment, and he needs Auror protection. Harry’s a little concerned, not only because he can’t even pronounce the places Draco’s dragging him off to, but because there’s the slightest chance he might do something stupid, like tell Draco all about that little crush he’s been harbouring for a while now…
Review: So refreshingly exciting and fun! As the summary says, Draco is on a mission and Harry is the one to protect him, which is all ok except for the small problem of his crush on the guy.
And it really is sweet, seeing how Harry views his feelings for Draco as nothing that can be acted upon, only to find his opinion on that changing the more time he spends with Draco. Gosh, their chemistry in certain scenes had me grinning crazily at my cat, I’m sure she thinks I’m even madder now. The mystery, tension and intrigue of the plot is amazing as well, it had me immersed in the story and the characters completely.
Content/Warnings: Mystery, Time Travel, Mild Pining, Injuries and Gore
Author: Seefin | Word Count: 70.4k | Rating: NC-17
Summary: It was addictive, the feeling of Draco Malfoy telling him things in a soft voice early in the morning. Harry felt like he was taming a wild animal, or petting a cat that hated everybody else. This train existed outside of time, that was the only explanation Harry could come up with as to why Malfoy was actually having a civil conversation with him right now.
Review: This is just such a wonderful story, with details and storylines and characters that draw you in from the start, with their attempts at living with the consequences of the war and their own decisions. You see them moving on, and figuring themselves out in their new environments and spaces, and at first there are so many little misunderstandings, the way they keep meeting and the emotions seeing each other bring up… This fic is almost immersive as you delve into Harry and Draco’s POVs and see where they take you.
There’s a slow building but undeniable attraction and want they feel for each other that’s just so amazing. You cant help but grow so very fond of all the characters and all their idiosyncrasies and faults and personalities, the way things progress in such a sweet, soft yet sure way for Harry and Draco. Their relationship sidesteps the little cliches and tropes that tend to be foregone conclusions in fanfiction, resulting in such a realistic and organic relationship development, while still being sweet and a little bit sappy so as to make you melt!
While this sometimes does feel like a fairytail relationship, something which harry and draco are very aware of themselves, it in no way ignores some realities of being together that fanfiction also usually likes to gloss over which is different and refreshing. Maybe this one little quote can convince you to read this as much as I want you to: [SPOILER] “Harry knew, with the same surety, that he wanted to be there for it. He wanted to watch as Malfoy unfolded himself and shook out the parts that were cruel and mean and hateful. He wanted to watch for the moment when Malfoy’s limbs and heart and brain and muscles moved in a way that wasn’t heavy with unease and anger. He wanted to see a thousand more easy smiles on Malfoy’s face, it wouldn’t even matter if he hadn’t put them there himself. He wanted to see Malfoy bloom with laughter.“
Content/Warnings: Romance, Humour, Post-War ~Feelings~, Enemies To Lovers, Luna/Neville