[FIC RECS] Pacific Rim (Newt/Hermann) 30 recs
Everything recced is complete unless otherwise noted.
FIC RECS: Pacific Rim
Pairing: Hermann Gottlieb/Newt Geiszler
Today Your Barista Is: Hella Fucking Gay by unnecessary
Newt/Hermann | G | 2971 words
Hermann is a professor. The barista at the coffee shop across the street is cute and very, very single.
It is inevitable, really.
Tagged as: Coffee Shop AU
Newton Geiszler and His Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Interns by cambion and casdere
Newt/Hermann | G | 8488 words
“I know, it’s all a bit silly,” he admits.
“You always get a bit silly about your crushes, yeah?” She teases easily, and Hermann nearly spits out his mouthful of soup. Jasmine gives him another concerned look, but he waves her away.
“Vanessa, can you please not,” he hisses under his breath, and she laughs with the phone pulled away from her face, sounding like distant bells, and he feels taken back to high school, and remembers the fumbling idiocy of his crush on her, and knows immediately she is right, and he ought to give up the fight. He has a crush, an honest to God crush, and at his age! He knows, surely, it started with his fascination of the man’s intellect, but he also knows how quickly and easily he was drawn into his off-kilter charisma, as well.
or: hermann and newt are college professors, newt is working on his sixth doctorate, hermann is nursing a nasty crush, and i fit way too much into one chapter
Tagged as: Professor AU
Check Outs by AxolotlQueen
Newt/Hermann | G | 18,039 words
Hermann Gottlieb is living a peaceful, slightly boring life as the only librarian in a small town full of strange characters, when one day a new resident moves into a town - a slightly familiar, slightly cute, short guy calling himself Newt…who seems to be flirting with him?
Basically, my friends, if you want to see Hermann wearing lots of cardigans, this is the story for you
Tagged as: Librarian AU
My notes: Not a whole lot actually happens in this story, but it’s the first in a series and librarian Hermann is perfect.
Dummkopf by bilbobagginshield
Newt/Hermann | G | 1907 words
Newt’s mom has been hounding her about being single, like it’s an actual thing to be worried about what with the apocalypse really fucking nigh. Seriously, mom? Grandkids? The only thing that will be spawning anytime soon is another kaiju from the Breach. Anyway, Newt sort of tells her that she’s dating Hermann, for some reason. Just to get her off her back or whatever. But it doesn’t matter, because Hermann totally hates her. And she totally hates Hermann, too…right? Well if Hermann didn’t hate her before, she must now after seeing Newt tell her mom they were a thing in the Drift. Newt has never seen Hermann so mad and–oh.
Tagged as: Female Newt, Female Hermann
Chalk It Up To Love by patster223
Newt/Hermann | G | 4085 words
Newt replaced all of Hermann’s white pieces of chalk with pink ones. Or: the one in which chalk is a form of courtship, Hermann is head-over-heels, and somehow the entire Shatterdome gets involved.
Roses are red, and if that’s kaiju blue so help me Newton by unnecessary
Newt/Hermann | G | 6321 words
In which Hermann receives an e-card from Newton on Valentine’s Day. It is supposed to be a generous gesture. It is not interpreted as such.
Too Much by tessalyn
Newt/Hermann | PG-13 | 22,546 words
Hermann does not and will not find the ex-neuroscientist-now-barista attractive. That’s not a thing he’s going to do, he’s going to go back to his office and deal with whatever woes his grad students have concocted today.
Tagged as: Coffee Shop AU
We’re Revolutionaries Now by AxolotlQueen
Newt/Hermann | PG-13 | 4240 words
One really shouldn’t attempt to cut one’s own hair.
(Or, Hermione Gottlieb gives herself a bad haircut and Newton Geiszler helps out.)
Tagged as: Female Newt, Female Hermann
It’s All in the Hands of a Lazy Projector by patster223
Newt/Hermann | PG-13 | 10,589 words
Hermann is cursed as a child so that he may never remember anyone he meets. Theoretically, this should make falling in love impossible, but then he meets (and meets and meets and meets) Newton Geiszler.
Tagged as: Magical Realism AU
My notes: So. Good.
How to Train Your Kaiju by psikeval
Newt/Hermann | PG-13 | 21,754 words
“You don’t wanna hurt me,” he repeats, and steps forward, holding out his hand.
My notes: Love the worldbuilding and spot-on characterization, this is so fucking fantastic, seriously. Perfectly balanced between plot & interesting things & focus on the Newt/Hermann relationship. Loved the architect and Newt’s interactions with EVERYONE. SO GOOD. Will reread many times.
Lorenz Attractor by beastofthesky
Newt/Hermann | PG-13 | 5983 words
It takes two more days for you to finally throw in the fucking towel because you hate the silence and in the past year, between two Shatterdomes and too many kaiju attacks, you’ve started to love the pointless bickering.
My notes: I liked how Vanessa’s relationship with Hermann was handled/explained in this.
Portrait. by VictoryCandescence
Newt/Hermann | PG-13 | 6732 words
We all know about Becket and Mori, the Last Rangers of Hong Kong and the late Marshall Stacker Pentecost. But Doctors Hermann Gottlieb and Newton Geiszler might be two you haven’t heard about until now. And when you hear their story, you’ll wonder how it ever stayed a secret for so long.
My notes: Loved the format and pitch perfect characterization.
Feels Like Reckless Driving by lakehymn
Newt/Hermann | PG-13 | 5299 words
“Did you just say I’m right about something?” Newton asks, feigning shock. Then he lightheartedly elbows Hermann in the ribs and adds, “I always knew you loved me.”
The thing between us by Signe_chan
Newt/Hermann | PG-13 | 2543 words
Hermann was ill. Not, like, the feeling kind of terrible after a hard night partying but you can work through it kind of ill but the sitting at his computer for thirty minutes with his head in his hand, not moving kind of ill.
Your Fingerprints Inside My Head by mithrel
Newt/Hermann | PG-13 | 4489 words
After the Shatterdome shuts down Newt is lonely, so he takes to emailing a certain crotchety mathematician, who doesn’t mind so much.
My notes: Oh, Hermann.
King of the Night by Skull_Bearer
Newt/Hermann | R | 25,675 words
Hermann Gottlieb is the most promising dancer in L'Opera de Paris, until a tragic accident robs him of his career. Now he must remake himself as a singer within the Opera, aided only be a mysterious presence known only as ‘the Ghost’, who seems to have his own reasons for seeing Hermann succeed. A Pacific Rim/Phantom of the Opera fusion.
Tagged as: Phantom of the Opera AU
My notes: Part of me wishes this was 20k longer.
This Is Not Your Skin by SG1SamFan
Newt/Hermann | R | 2150 words
Five-year-old Newt blinks at his reflection in the mirror, tracing the backwards letters over his heart with the tip of his right index finger. H-E-R-M-A-N-N.
A strong German name, his father says with approval. Newt doesn’t fully understand until later what the mark means.
Tagged as: Soulmate/Magical Realism AU
My notes: I love the way Newt’s tattoos fit into this verse.
Self-Destruct by pinkmoon
Newt/Hermann | R | 6576 words
“He learns how to never be wrong. He learns how to be indispensable. He realizes it makes him unstoppable.
Newton Geiszler is one tick away from self-destructing for the rest of his life.”
A character study of Newt’s lifetime of risky behavior and predilection for taking risks of the “rock star” sort, and the one relationship that kept him from falling apart. (Spanning many years, continents, arguments, and accidents, but landing, unexpectedly, in a happy ending.)
This Sun Can’t Set Just Yet by priellan
Newt/Hermann | NC-17 | 18,453 words
Hermann Gottlieb doesn’t want the world to end just yet - he’s only two hundred years old, after all. But being an immortal in a finite world is more difficult than he thought it would be, especially when a certain Dr. Geiszler decides to step into his life.
Tagged as: Vampire AU
My notes: I want to say a thing but I don’t want to spoil anything so argh.
Progressing to Flight by patster223
Newt/Hermann | NC-17 | 21,906 words
Newt was beginning to realize that there were certain intricacies to navigate when you’re a wizard suddenly out of a job and experiencing an existential crisis. Luckily, these were things that could be solved by: traveling the world with his Muggle boyfriend, letting his tattoos finally roam where they pleased, eating Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans, showing off his dragons, thinking about flight, and maybe even falling a bit more in love with one Hermann Gottlieb.
Tagged as: AU
My notes: A sequel to Magic and Progress Do Not Speak As Loud As My Heart, where Newt is a wizard.
Among Mountains by cypress_tree
Newt/Hermann | NC-17 | 27,244 words
As a symbol of peace between their warring lands, Hermann’s father, king of the sea kingdom, marries him off to Newt, prince of the mountain kingdom. Hermann learns to ride a dragon, enchants a suit of armor, and falls a little in love with his husband. (Inspired by Iraya’s arranged royal marriage AU)
Tagged as: Dragon AU
Striker Eureka Cafe by AxolotlQueen
Newt/Hermann | NC-17 | 168,952 words
Herc runs a cafe with a weird name. Chuck is tiny and bratty. Hermann works there. Newt flirts with him a lot and makes questionable choices. Tendo is sassy and not Newt’s sidekick. Mako is tiny and not to be fucked with. Stacker wears suits and is the only exception to Herc’s distrust of anyone in suits. Raleigh and Yancy might show up eventually.
Axolotl jokes and flirting ensues.
Tagged as: Coffee Shop AU, University AU
My notes: When reading, plan on going straight from Some Things Just Make Sense to Your Heart Inside My Chest unless you want to be sad about life for a while.
A Propensity for Sleep by JPWard
Newt/Hermann | NC-17 | 6346 words
A progression of Hermann and Newt’s relationship presented through vignettes featuring sleep.
My notes: Slight warning for this one, I guess - normally I rec things with 100% happy OTP endings, but the end of this one is kinda open to interpretation. My personal interpretation is… not optimistic. But it’s very well written and I do like it very much so: reccing it.
Parallax / Perihelion by irisbleufic
Newt/Hermann | NC-17 | 9720 words
Parallax—the apparent displacement of an observed object due to a change in the position of the observer; from the Greek, παράλλαξις (“alteration”). / Perihelion—the point in the orbit of an asteroid, comet, planet, or other celestial body where it is nearest to the sun (again from the Greek, περιήλιο).
My notes: In case it wasn’t already apparent, just read everything irisbleufic writes. Seriously. Do it. You will not regret it.
A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way by patster223
Newt/Hermann | NC-17 | 4014 words
Newt liked to purposefully annoy Hermann in order to get rough sex. Which worked out great, until Hermann found out about it and decided to punish Newt by giving him excruciatingly nice sex.
Anthology by irisbleufic
Newt/Hermann, others | NC-17 | 153,240 words
And there is a phone number scrawled along the bottom of the photograph in Hermann’s erratic handwriting, followed by the parenthetical (IN CASE). In case the world ends? Newton wonders, and it’s then that he realizes he hasn’t been breathing for several seconds and oh my God his hands are shaking. In case I never make it through the Academy and in case we never make it to that stupid conference two years from now, which, by the way, I will not let you back out of, dude, not on your life? In case of break-ups and snow and all other manner of inclement weather?
My notes: Appearing for the third time is as many PR rec lists I’ve done… read it, seriously.