The Isak + Even fan fics that I’m currently reading Part Two:
(This could be a recommendation list I guess, but it’s more of a list of fics that I’m currently reading, so the ones that I’ve already read aren’t there. The list is also in random order. Here’s part one.)
→ Digging Upwards | Allieverwas
This version of Isak’s story starts after the break in season 2, a few days after Isak moves into Eskild’s basement. Even never left Elvebakken. I’m better at writing stories than blurbs. Go read my story.
→ will you share your soul with me? | hippopotamus
There’s a school camping trip at the beginning of Isak’s second year. He’s not sure why he agrees to go, especially when he remembers how difficult it is for him to sleep anywhere that isn’t his own bed.
It turns out he’s not the only insomniac on the trip.
→ not in the stars to hold your destiny | Stria (Asia117)
“What the fuck,” Even murmurs, and Isak almost wants to mock him, but he refrains. He’s not 16 anymore. “Everything okay, Isak?”
“Peachy.” Isak doesn’t look at him. “Go find someone else to talk to.” Miss him with that shit.
“Wow, what the fuck. Get off your high horse.” Even sounds irritated, too. Good. Isak just snorts.
“When you’ll take off that stick from your ass,” he hisses, and then goes up to Mikha. He doesn’t need to make a scene in front of everyone.
[Or, the one in which Even and Isak can’t stand each other, but they still end up together eventually.]
→ take me to the stars | iriswests
Isak thinks Even is pretentious and impractical. Even thinks Isak is arrogant and uptight. They’re not each other’s biggest fans, even if they do happen to have spectacular sex on a very, very drunken night. And Isak doesn’t mean to do it again, but he does, anyway, so now they’re establishing ground rules and deciding that maybe they can keep doing this, no strings attached, no commitments, no feelings, and, most importantly, no need to stop disliking each other.
And then it’s not quite that simple anymore.
→ if I knew it were true | smokeshop
They’ve both been broken. Even hates his brain and Isak hates his life, and the past is always lurking.
Friends With Benefits AU where Isak loves Even and Even loves Isak, but they’re afraid to make it work.
→ Come out, come out, to the sea my love… and just, drown with me | GayaIsANerd
In which Even saves Isak from an asshole ex, and from himself
—– Another fake boyfriend AU, because we can’t have enough of those
→ these pictures of you | skamz
Isak Valtersen’s family owns a business empire. When his father decides to release a memoir called A year in the life of the Valtersens, Even Bech Næsheim is the photographer who gets hired to follow them around for a year.
This is the story of how Isak and Even fell in love, during that year.
→ love and healing | evenbakkas
Isak is angry. He’s fucking pissed, and he’s suddenly seeing red, because his ex fucking took his heart and stomped on it until it was left in pieces, and he doesn’t get to do this to Isak after all the shit he’s pulled.
So, before the guy can answer, Isak smiles curtly and says, “He’s my boyfriend.”
Or: A Fake dating!AU where Isak goes grocery shopping and meets an attractive stranger in a jean jacket who ends up leaving as his fake boyfriend.
→ Knock Four Times | folerdetdufoler
Isak is a senior in college, studying at a university in America. He lives in an apartment on campus with three other guys and works part-time in the student center to help with his tuition. As much as he’s enjoyed the whole college experience, he’s ready to graduate and head back to Oslo, to his city, his family, and his boyfriend
.But then, during the first week of his last semester, he steps off the elevator onto his floor and sees a guy sitting in the empty hallway. Isak walks over to see if he needs help with something, and finds out three very important things: his name is Even, he just moved into the building but already got locked out, and he is fucking gorgeous.
→ let go when you give it | unsungyellowraincoat
Isak is a tired biology student who has no time for love, he barely manages to take care of himself. Until two small dogs and a tall handsome stranger change all of that.
Aka Isak and Even meet in a dog park.
→ What light through yonder window breaks? | obscurial
The one where Isak and Even have balconies directly across each other. (in other words, a neighbours!au.)
→ These Mountains To Move | verlore_poplap
Isak’s not even sixteen yet and his life’s already screwed. Apparently that Hollywood actor guy– Even Bech Næsheim– is his soulmate? Excuse him but…what the hell?!
“Did you hear about the new guy?” Jonas asked, motioning over to the other side of the cafeteria.
Isak looked up and became rather breathless at the sight of the tall, blonde, and totally gorgeous boy wearing sunglasses.
Wait. Sunglasses? Inside?
“Must suck to be the new transfer and blind. I hope someone is helping him find all his classes.”
Or, Isak and Even learn to see each other.
→ a mental archive of love unwanted | chevythunder
“You’re in love with him,” Isak says. “And he doesn’t know.”He thinks about denying it, to shrug it off like he has so many times before, but in the end, he’s too tired to lie and the fact is, he doesn’t want to.“I’m in love with him,” Even says, slumping back into the sofa. “And he doesn’t know.”
Even moves into a new flat, gains new friends and tries not to have his heart broken. He nails the first two.
→ something more (re-reading) | milk_o_vich
Isak had always felt something more. And he knew Chris was probably doing it on purpose. He was teasing Isak – teasing him with the possibility that maybe, someday, they might be more than this, whatever this was. And Isak had fallen for it, hook line and sinker, because it had been one year and whilst Chris continued to fuck anyone he liked, Isak only ever had eyes for Chris.
(Isak/Chris but also Isak/Even)