canon divergent rec list
canon divergent is my favorite genre of fanfic, hands down!!!! lemme show u my faves <3 (as usual, please look at the warnings per fic) leave comments and kudos even if some of these r old af, they deserve all the love.
childhood!!! friends to lovers!!! coming of age!!! i love love love this fic. the portrayal of the friendship between yuuri and viktor (and chris) and the way they grow up and change together is So Good. i’m so invested in this fic 😩
VIKTOR FORGETS THE BANQUET BUT YUURI REMEMBERS. i swear, god, this gave me so much feels, and i’ve been dreaming of a fic like this and kiaronna just shows up and exceeds all my expectations and ajldjalskdjas. (sometimes i reread this and i cry)
3. Impossible Year by lainadraws. Teen, Complete, 6.7k.
short and sweet AU where they meet when they’re younger <3 their personalities are still on point. i love their story and the beautiful simplicity of it.
pretty sure i read this once a month lmao, this is the kind of story u don’t mind reading over and over bcos it’s So Good. I feel like almost everyone’s read this, but it still deserves to be here. i love Viktor here ❤️ friends w benefits ish that turns into more.
AHH THIS IS SO ADORABLE??? i love their flirting, and this is so sweet, it’s honestly such a great pick me up if you wanna read something feel good. yuuri finds vik’s phone before Sochi and !!!
6. les chemins by shakeskp (translated into English by Edgedancer). Teen, Complete, 12k.
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. misunderstanding at the beginning by media that yuuri and viktor hate each other, but obvs the angst doesnt last long because they’re them and they love each other and so so sweet <3 (original fic is in french, linked in the english translation i gave!)
I REREAD THIS FIC SO OFTEN IT’S SO GOOD. v & y become friends with benefits after sochi BUT OBVS THAT DOESN’T STAY BECAUSE THEY LOVE EACH OTHER :((
8. turntables by Vitali. Teen, Complete, 4k.
short and sweet and so so so cute :(( their Yuuri is so good. vik tweets out a ‘date me’ tweet and yuuri replies w his pic AND OF COURSE VIKTOR WOULD WANT BANQUET BOY.
Yuuri goes to World’s, sees Viktor, and Viktor is obviously In Love but Yuuri doesn’t remember lmao. AHH this was such a fun read, laugh out loud funny and you really feel for Viktor.
check out my other recs. the social media rec list also includes great canon divergent fics that i left out in this one since it’s already featured there HAHA, namely stay close to me, Setting Sun, we’ll always have paris, and the Rivals series.
as always, i’m open to more recs <3