these tend to be around or over 10k, are all complete, and mostly victuuri, because tbqh i haven’t read much else yet. maybe i’ll do another post when i’ve read other stuff. this list is ordered by word length.
Victor Nikiforov was the best jumper in the world, well-used to leaping blind and landing clean in ways no one could match. Falling was for other people. Stumbling was not acceptable. It had been a long time since the wind had been knocked out of him so thoroughly.
The first part is above all a great post-ep 12 coda feat. the guys talking about their feelings. I don’t want to spoil the next parts in the series, but there’s really great stuff with their respective skating programs and Yuuri wanting to surprise Victor on his birthday with a romantic gesture. The whole series doesn’t ignore real world political context and homophobia, without going full on into angst, and I really appreciated it.
Maelstrom by @feels-like-fire - 44k, E, canon divergence, victor/yuuri Victor Nikiforov is poised to win gold in his fifth consecutive Grand Prix Final. He has the world at his feet, is unparalleled in the sport–right up until a snowstorm blows into Sochi, and he finds himself repeating the same day over and over and over. He stumbles over Yuuri Katsuki, and everything changes.
The time loop trope has been used plenty of times in fandom, but it’s one of my favorites tropes, and this is a very enjoyable example.
‘I think,’ Yuri says, still watching Chris like Chris is a puzzle he’s trying to solve, ‘that you had a good thing with Théo. If you know he doesn’t need you, and his partner doesn’t either, and they still want you around? They still want to care for you? That’s… that’s love, Chris.’
This fic is emotionally intense - it deals with recovery, unhealthy coping, complex relationships and having hurt a loved one and how to deal with it, and imo it does it really well. I didn’t find it too heavy tho - it’s also really uplifting and it’s also a great poly and kink fic. It feels real. And the progression of the relationship between Chris, Victor and Yuuri was really enjoyable.
Stargazer by @fahye- 23k, T, AU, victor/yuuri “No, see, we’ve all been trained a certain way. The training system is traditional; it’s centuries old. Nobody taught you. You ballist like it’s got nothing to do with war at all.” A sleepy, extraordinary smile crawls over Victor’s face. “Nobody else does it like that. That’s why we’re going to win.”
This AU has the same premise as the anime - Victor becomes Yuuri’s coach - but IN SPACE (which is a sure-fire way to get my attention). And the sport isn’t ice skating : the author made up a whole new sport ! I found it super cool. A solid, enjoyable AU with neat world-building, and the fic even has gorgeous illustrations.
AU in which Yuuri still doesn’t remember the banquet, somehow doesn’t blow Japanese Nationals, runs into Victor at the World Championships, and has absolutely no idea why his idol is suddenly friendly and incredibly handsy.
Does Yuuri care about his reasons? No. It’s Victor Effing Nikiforov.
Poor Yuuri is so confused and I was very amused. There are a couple of interesting headcanons for Victor’s backstory and the whole romance is just as sweet as canon.
Yuuri wants that old feeling back, that sense of peace with his body. He misses that fondness, the way that being chubby felt comfortable, reliable, in a way that being thin never has. Thin is precarious, and it always gives way to softness in the end.
Chubby!Yuuri ! This was sweet and full of body positivity, but it also deals with the complex relationship between weight and self image.
i like the in-betweens/i like the time it takes to get somewhere
aka the story of yuri figuring out gender, saying i love you, being an adult, and next season’s short program, featuring two cities, one town, lots of airports, three dads, and one grandpa
I’ve seen a few fics where Yuri is nb/trans but this one is my favorite. Yuri’s internal voice (and dialogue) is hilarious and IC, his exploration of gender was lovely and all the relationships were great.
It looks like I am a writer in this fandom now, because here’s almost 10k of explicit Victor/Chris/Yuuri feelingsporn? With a coda coming soon, probably? So if you like stories about old loves coming back again, you’re in luck.
In another world, Victor Nikiforov and Christophe Giacometti would have been the romance for the ages, coming up from Juniors almost together, orbiting the skating world like electrons on the same atom. It was only Yuuri that had pulled the pieces apart forever. Though of course it had always been Victor’s choice to be with him, it didn’t dull the feeling that Yuuri had taken Victor from Chris, and Chris from Victor.
He watches Chris’s thumb stroke the fine bones of Victor’s ankle and he knows they’re doing the right thing.
Here’s a funny, catchy French tune about a barman plagued by difficult customers. At the 1:30 mark, we see a Stromae lookalike dancing drunkenly on a table. Here’s the verse that goes along:
Et là d’un coup un homme monte sur la table Avec son accent bizarre il nous traite de macaques Il nous dit qu’à l’époque il était formidable Puis il tombe dans mes bras en pleurant qu’il est fort minable
And all of a sudden a man gets on the table With his bizarre accent he claims we’re macaques He tells us in the old days he was formidable Then he falls into my arms crying that he’s so pathetic
Thanks to Amy Harris Van Vranken for the lyrics and translation!
Summary: ‘VIXX may not be as good as the real thing, but we are a family now, and I’ll always have your back. I promise.’ // canonverse + hurt/comfort Pairing: Hakyeon/Sanghyuk
Word Count: 1,620
aries: i’m trying not to let it show, that i don’t want to let this go.
is there somewhere you can meet me?
‘cause I clutched your arms like stairway railings (is there somewhere, halsey)
taurus: yes, i’ll admit that i’m a fool for you
because you’re mine, i walk the line
as sure as night is dark and day is light
i keep you on my mind both day and night
and happiness i’ve known proves that it’s right (i walk the line, johnny cash)
gemini: she said she’d won the world at a carnival
but she could never win me
cause she couldn’t ever catch me (she had the world, p!atd)
cancer: you know i’d rather drown
than to go on without you (oceans, seafret)
leo: she blows outta nowhere, roman candle of the wild
laughing away through my feeble disguise
no other version of me I would rather be tonight
and lord, she found me just in time (jackie and wilson, hozier)
virgo: i’m gonna stay right here by your side,
do my best to keep you satisfied (baby i’m yours, arctic monkeys)
libra: ‘cause god knows i fall in love just a little,
oh, a little bit every day with someone new (someone new, hozier)
scorpio: tu étais formidable, j’étais fort minable
nous étions formidables
(translation: you were wonderful, i was pathetic,
we were wonderful together) (formidable, stromae)
sagittarius: feeling of your arms,
i don’t wanna be your friend
i wanna kiss your neck (fallingforyou, the 1975)
capricorn: i don’t want your body
but i hate to think about you with somebody else
our love has gone cold
you’re intertwining your soul with somebody else (somebody else, the 1975)
aquarius: and if you have nightmares, we’ll dance on the bed
i know that you love me, love me
even when i lose my head (guillotine, jon bellion)
pisces: you were the song stuck in my head
every song that I’ve ever loved
played again and again and again (favourite record, fall out boy)