Can you recommend any good bellarke fics?:)
You can check out my AO3 tag with fic recs here. I keep adding to it, but the fics that are in there right now are all FANTASTIC so I’m positive you’ll find something you like in there. :)
And my fanfiction tag on Tumblr is here (it’s mostly fic recs from other people for my own reference but I also reblogged some drabbles/one-shots I like that people have posted on Tumblr).
There are so many fics I’ve read that I adored but unfortunately I can’t remember which specific ones they all are (but they should be bookmarked on AO3). I do remember certain fics so I’ll put some of my absolute all time favourite fics below.*
*Since I don’t know everyone’s tumblr usernames (and for navigation purposes), I’m listing all the author’s AO3 usernames!
Short disclaimer: I’ve recently been working my way through all of prosciutto’s Bellarke fics so a decent amount of my fic recs are by that specific author. I can say that she is absolutely AMAZING and I have yet to be disappointed by a single thing she has ever written. I HIGHLY recommend reading her stuff.
Anyway. This fic is just fantastic. It’s a Modern AU with Bellarke as co-captains of their exy team (which is delightful!) and it’s got all the great enemies-to-friends-to-lovers angst and fluff a girl could ask for. I have to admit that I was hesitant to read it at first because I’m not much into sports so I wasn’t sure how much I would enjoy it but I am SO glad that I did because it is one of my favourite fics ever. A must-read.
This is a Season 5 spec fic and it BROKE MY HEART A MILLION TIMES OVER (but in the best of ways, ya know?) It’s so emotional and beautiful and an example of canonverse at its very best.
This is a modern travelling AU and I REALLY enjoyed it. There’s so much great character work in this one (especially for Clarke) and its just really emotional and beautiful.
This is a longer multi-chapter fic where Bellamy and Clarke are basically trying to pull of a heist. It is absolutely BRILLIANT, especially if you are into fic with longer chapters (like me).
Companion fic to “Sleight of Hand” - if you liked the first one, you can’t miss it.
If you enjoy soulmates AU’s, this fic is about to become your life blood. Be warned. It’s stupidly cute.
I cannot express how much I loved this fic. It was SO good I read it twice. Back to back.
The universe is unique because it is post-apocalyptic but in a different universe than The 100 so it has a very similar feel to the canonverse but also manages to be its own entity. The character work in this one is just phenomenal and the relationship development makes my soul weep with the beauty of it. And, it’s a three part fic with long chapters (my absolute FAVOURITE). There’s a lot of angst in this one, but it never comes off as being heavy-handed.
Basically, what I’m trying to get at is this fic is emotional and beautifully written and perfect so why are you still looking at this when you could be reading it right now????
This is another Season 5 spec fic and after reading it I basically just wanted to mail it to Jason Rothenberg and be like “scrap all your s5 scripts - I have a better one for you”. That’s how good it is.
It is so emotional and angsty and AMAZING in every way - it displays such a clear understanding of the characters and was so well-written. I could barely function after I finished.
This is a modern setting high school AU and I don’t know what to say about it without spoiling other than to say it is AWESOME and everyone reading this should definitely read it! But, then again, I think LaughingSenselessly is physically incapable of writing anything bad so is this really a surprise???
I have to be honest: its been awhile since I’ve read this fic so I don’t have too many details to add about it (other than that it’s an FBI AU) but I do distinctly remember dying over how much I enjoyed it. So don’t miss it.
The birth of my love for modern au’s began with this fic. I don’t think I’ve ever recovered since. It has the best kind of angst and the way this fic unfolds is honestly masterful. I was so sad when it ended (and now you must be sad too! but first, you have to read it and LOVE it like I did).
WARNING: this fic has not been updated in over a year and it doesn’t look like it will be any time soon!
THAT being said, there is still almost 80k words of pure beauty RIGHT. THERE. And you would be a fool to pass that up because this firefighter!Bellamy/paramedic!Clarke fic is literally to die for.
PLUS, it doesn’t even end in a wholly unsatisfying place - a few things are left unresolved but as for the Bellarke stuff (which is the most important part) the only unsatisfying part about it is that I WANT MORE!!! But, if the writer so chose to, they could probably have just chosen to wrap up the fic in the same place that their relationship is at where it is in the latest chapter.
SO. Even though this fic is incomplete, I still absolutely recommend it.
I might have weeped for joy when I saw that there was 88k words of a Bellarke reincarnation AU and I was definitely not disappointed. Each chapter is better than the last and it has one of the most satisfying endings in any fic I’ve ever read. Really great in every way.
A prequel to HYSA, but it doesn’t require you to actually read HYSA beforehand to follow it (although, as someone who did, I think you’d appreciate it more if you had ;)). I loved it just as much as “How You Stay Alive” and it deserves all the love!
In this fic, Bellamy and Clarke are trapped in a time loop in early Season 1, and everything that happens after that is just great. I have so much love for this fic and its premise.
This modern AU has literally everything that a girl could ask for. It is a mixture of smut, angst (the ANGST!! *shakes fist*), and a healthy amount of fluff, too. AND, the best part is there’s almost a whole 120k of it! I’ve read this fic multiple times and lost multiple nights of sleep where I simply contemplated how bloody amazing it was.
From checking the description, you may think this is just an average smut fic. But - believe me - it goes way deeper than that (if you like more than smut in your fics) and everything about this fic is to die for.
Odds are you’ve heard of this one because - let’s be real - it’s essentially the holy grail of Bellarke fanfic. But, nonetheless, I’ll still recommend it because this is probably the single best canonverse fic I’ve read. Like, ever. It was completed awhile ago now, but it still holds up amazingly well and I’ve read it start to finish two times now and it was STILL incredible the second time around. This fic should be required reading in the Bellarke fandom, I’m not even kidding.
That’s not even close to all of my favourite fics out there but they should all be in my recommendations on AO3 so if you read all those, and still want more, do check it out! Hope this was helpful, nonny.