Hey, so I've never read any Klance fanfic, but I def wanna start ! What would you say , so far, are the Classic (tm) klance Fics that every fan should read?
(rubs my little hands together)
I’m in a good mood for once so I’m actually going to try to cobble all of my favorite fics together… I have a ridiculous number of ao3 tags open right now, and my computer will most likely burst into flames before I finish this post. I haven’t read Klance fic in so long, so most of these summaries will be off the top of my head lmao.
First off, the must reads in no particular order (aka the ‘fics with the most kudos for good reason fics’):
This fic is ridiculously popular, and with good reason. Scenario: wrong-number fic, done so, so right. Long-fic, slow burn, Pidge and Hunk are there for way more than moral support… The most important relationship is obviously Klance, but the author makes sure to develop the friendship between Pidge and Keith and Hunk and Lance. It also has smart Lance, which is just so God Trucking Bless. Incredibly worth it.
One of the first Klance fics I’ve ever read, and still one of my favorites… Lance is injured, really mcfreaking injured, and as some sort of last-rights thing he confesses his huge crush on Keith to a panicked Hunk. It’s so good, and only four chapters so you’ll get through it quick.
This fic might just be my favorite Klance fic ever, or at least top three. Lance asks out Keith only he doesn’t realize it’s a date and they become boyfriends without Lance even noticing… It’s hilarious and funny and sweet and I could gush about it for ages if you let me lmao. Please read it… The sequel is also really great, just very NSFW, and from Keith’s pov primarily… So good.
[Edit: Anon messaged me and said that there was ableist language at one point; I haven’t reread in a while so I can’t confirm, but just incase, warning!!!]
THIS FIC… IS SO GOOD… I remember Xiem reccing me this and then just KEYSMASHING AT EACH OTHER FOR A SOLID HOUR. Bruh this is Bonafide Lit. This is like… Episode material. I would watch an hour of this, every day of my life, until I drop dead because it killed me good. This is 18k of awesome writing, like I don’t think my summary could do it justice. Please read it.
This fic is so unbelievably good… I’ve recced it before so I’m just gonna use my previous description lmao. Lance is an astrophysics major, Keith is looking for aliens, they meet in the desert conducting research, and it’s 23k of good shit. It’s ridiculously… I want to settle down in a bathtub and reread it in paperback form.
“Over my dead body will she be wearing this monstrosity.”
“It was my mother’s. And hers before her. It’s tradition.”
Elia holds up the dress, wincing at the overabundance of dragon motifs, red and black fabric, and gemstones. “Yes, and it shows,” she says. “Mayhaps this was acceptable forty years ago, but now? Rhaegar, we are having our portraits painted, we can’t possibly have this displayed for all time.”
“My mother would be overjoyed to see her in it, and these days she doesn’t have much to be overjoyed about.”
“No, she doesn’t.” She thinks of the poor queen, trapped in a marriage with the most horrific beast Elia has ever known.
“Well, perhaps a compromise is in order. We’ll put her in it when we present her to the court, and then something less ostentatious for the portrait.”
“That’s agreeable,” Elia shrugs. “At least no one will be able to say she doesn’t represent the Targaryens.”
“It’s settled then.” Rhaegar glances at the dress, then back to her. “It really is awful, isn’t it?”
12. Your most scandalous headcanon for your current OTP(s)/OT3(s)/OTX(s)
I’m gonna go with Merthur for the current OTP (you know why^^), and scandalous made me think of gossip mags and I’m so bad with headcanons because they usually just manifest as fics, sooooo here’s a little modern royalty AU for you? <3
BABY IN THE BUCK’?
Scandalous pics of the royal couple reveal it all
Merlin slaps the gossip mag Arthur kindly delivered along with his tea face-down onto the table with a groan. He’d thought he’d gotten used to the gossip and speculations and the paps, but somehow they always manage to outdo themselves and take him by surprise. But now this? “Baby in the Buck’?” What is that even supposed to mean? Whose baby?? Merlin sneaks a look at Arthur, but Arthur is just badly hiding a grin behind his cup of coffee and Merlin knows that Arthur is not going to help satisfy his curiosity. Ungraciously, he thinks that that’s the real scandal the gossip rags should focus on: The King of England (and Scotland and the rest of the UK and Australia and everything else the merciless tutor that tortured Merlin before he was deemed ready to marry said King forced down Merlin’s throat) prefers a cup of coffee in the morning instead of good, old English Breakfast, or even Earl Grey.
But nope, they prefer to focus on babies. Non-existent babies, because Merlin would know if there were any new babies in Buckingham Palace, right? Right?? Arthur’s decidedly smug grin that not even The Times can hide does not fill Merlin with confidence. But all his silent pleading achieves is Arthur raising his newspaper higher and saying: “Just read it, Merlin, and stop stalling.”
With a sigh, Merlin gives in and picks the gossip magazine back up, quickly flipping away from his own face staring at him from the front page. It has become a sort of ritual between them: whenever the rags come up with something particularly absurd, Arthur will pick up a copy for Merlin and delight in Merlin’s disbelief and pain while reading it. Merlin’s revenge is usually to find the latest gossip mag to gush about Arthur’s abs and butt and watch Arthur’s face turn crimson while reading it. He has a feeling that he will need to find one that goes into a lot of detail on abs and butt, and speculates about the family jewels (nope, not the ones on display in the Tower) to make up for the atrocities he will be subjected to today.
The article itself is going by the trusted “a picture says more than a thousand words”, three pictures blown up as much as possible dominating the two page spread, with a few lines of text squeezed in between and a row of smaller pictures beneath. One is a very unflattering side shot of Merlin sticking his belly out, his eyes half shut, probably caught mid-blink. So far so not good, but the caption makes it a thousand times worse: “Royal Consort showing off his baby bum. Friends close to the couple say the King is so overjoyed that he has kept him up long each night, ‘celebrating’. 😉” Yes, they actually put a winky face in the caption. Merlin truly worries for the state of the nation sometimes.
The second pic is of Arthur hugging Merlin from behind, Arthur’s hands on Merlin’s still protruding stomach, his head tilted to whisper something into his ear. It all looks admittedly very romantic, but Merlin clearly remembers that moment, because he’d been complaining about having eaten too much cake and Arthur’s whispers certainly hadn’t been romantic, going more along the ‘keep eating cake and I’ll switch you out for a younger and thinner model’. Merlin can’t decide whether to be relieved or disappointed that the paps hadn’t caught him stomping on Arthur’s foot just a moment later. The caption for this pic is tooting into the same horn, anyways, talking about Merlin’s “pregnancy glow” and how doting the new father to be was, carefully cradling his unborn child. Merlin shakes his head in disbelief and ignores the dying walrus sounds coming from Arthur’s side of the table, a sure sign of Arthur (badly) holding back his laughter.
The last picture takes the cake, though. It’s a close-up of Merlin’s chest, his nipples on full display through his too thin dress-shirt, the caption shouting: “BRA-ve! Sensitive and full glands sure sign of male baby, experts say. Better start wearing a bra though before the royal milk starts flowing!” Merlin gapes silently, shocked speechless by the utter ridiculousness of it all before exclaiming: “It was cold! And you got me that shirt!”
That seems to be the last draw for Arthur, who stops trying to hold back his laughter and starts braying like a donkey. Merlin’s eyes narrow suspiciously before the realisation dawns on him: “YOU got me that shirt! You planned for this!”
Arthur shakes his head and breathlessly squeezes out between peals of laughter: “I might have hoped for something, but I sure didn’t plan for this. They really outdid themselves, didn’t they?”
Merlin shakes his head again, staring back down at the atrocity on shelves everywhere in the UK now, and finally can’t take it anymore: “How did they even come up with this? How did they get this to print? How did no one stop this? I’m a man! I can’t even get pregnant!!”
That proves to be too much for Arthur who has to hold onto the table to keep himself from falling off his chair from laughing too hard. Merlin tries to keep up his glare, but he can already feel the corner of his mouth twitching upwards and it doesn’t take long before his laughter joins Arthur’s, the whole thing too absurd to stay seriously mad.
Revenge is a dish best serve cold, though, and Merlin knows exactly the trousers he’ll have Arthur wear in the future, that will get the family jewels the attention they deserve.
The pounding on the door jarred Jinki out of his sleep. He had dozed off on the couch after work, Dorian, his grey cat had nestled snug and warm in the bend of his knees. The digital clock on the stereo said 1:45 am. Confused as to why someone would be practically beating down his door this late he got up and shuffled over to the door still trying to wake up. As soon as he opened it he was pulled out into the cold hallway by his relatively new next door neighbor. Any sleepiness that had been lingering after the nap was gone after the rush of wintry night air hit him and the cold concrete stung his bare feet.
Please check the archive warnings and fic summaries to make sure you’re gonna be okay with the fic contents! Spoilers for Season 1 abound. Plenty of other fics that don’t fit my personal reading preference are on AO3, so you should check them out if you have time! (I tend to avoid character death fics or really short ones. Also this post got really long because this fandom trucks out fic like nobody’s business and it’s kinda amazing really.)
For Gold or Money by arkadianmouse – based off one of my favourite fairy tales east of the sun and west of the moon! if you’re a fan of fairy tale stories, then i definitely recommend it!
take a chance by cyborgtoaster – everyone goes to rescue lance after he’s captured by the galra; my fave parts were the little segments of lance’s video-logs showing the paladins’ everyday lives and his thoughts!
Green with Envy by GibbousLunation – lance goes on a vacation back home so the crew replace him with a potted plant named plance, and it’s just a funny and heartwarming fic of them sending video messages back and forth and lance getting jealous of a plant, A+
The things we know by GibbousLunation – keith examines his feelings for lance during the events of ep.4-5 and their aftermath
(make believe) it’s hyper real by starkjrs – after ep.11, everyone has their own issues; keith stubbornly tries to deal with it alone, but his team look out for him (in their own way) whether he wants them to or not
come over now and talk me down by nighimpossible – i love character-study-ish fics and this is a good one focused on keith eventually finding a place where he can stay and be himself
Some Kind of Bonding by prettyshiroic (AnalystProductions) – lance’s go-to formula for saying comebacks while bickering with keith works pretty well for a while… until it backfires on him
A Man in Uniform by PrincexofxFlowers – au where earth is in a war with the galra empire; keith and lance hope for more peaceful times, but war always has other plans; if you enjoy Suffering but not for too long, it has a bittersweet ending that made me tear up, quality angst
i am the opposite of amnesia by shizuoh – [warnings: SO MUCH CHARACTER DEATH] – it’s a hunger games au, so if you enjoy Pain and Suffering, i would recommend it (also don’t be like me and miss the ‘major character death’ archive warning on fics, i never learn)
And, action! by staysharp – due to an incorrectly dialled phone number, keith somehow ends up becoming an obnoxious-up-and-coming-actor lance’s fake boyfriend (if that doesn’t sell it to you, lance dabs in the second chapter and it’s the funniest thing, go read it)
little numbers by ashtxns – fic in the format of group text messaging, and ok i’m gonna admit i didn’t read it at first bc i generally don’t read non-prose fic out of personal preference, but holy shit i’m so glad i poked at this bc it is fkn hilarious and i was in tears from laughing so hard, please go read it if you ever need a cheer-up
Secret Ingredients by Lynn1998 – another baker au!! lance is bad at feelings and everyone else in the outdoor mall just kinda watches this trainwreck with fond exasperation
My Youth Is Yours by MilkTeaMiku – lance accidentally gets turned into a literal baby and everyone is a confused about how to deal with this, especially keith
of florists and tennis shoes by venpast – lance is a college asshole who thinks cacti are proper romantic gifts to woo random ladies with, so luckily keith is a florist who helps him pick less embarrassing gifts
Warning for blatant exploitation of Popular Fanfic
Klaine Advent: Day 21 - Universe. 687 words.
Blaine had waited a long time to be famous enough to have fanfiction written about him.
The desire hit him back in his Glee club days at Mckinley, when he would scour the Show Choir blogs to learn about his competition. Some of the more popular standouts of show show choir – Jesse St. James, Unique, Jean Baptiste – had had people writing fantastical accounts of their lives through fanfiction. The moment Blaine saw Jean Baptiste had his own Hogwarts au, he wanted it badly.
He never quite reached that peak in Glee club but he and Kurt had repute now. Ever since their debut of LGBT Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? they’d gotten enough traction to continue onto other exploits. Blaine was composing for Disney movies and his own Broadway shows, as well as acting in them. Kurt was performing on Broadway, in movies, and guest starring on Rachel’s TV show.
They were now, officially, famous enough for fanfiction.
Blaine’s desire had changed, though, since his initial exposure back in high school. Back then, he would have been happy for anything written about him, but now that ‘anything’ encompassed people shipping Blaine with people who weren’t his husband. There was fanfiction of him sleeping with Sam, with Lin Manuel Miranda, and with an uncomfortable amount of self-insert characters, most of whom were women. It’s like hey didn’t even care that Blaine was gay.
So, no, Blaine no longer wanted just any fanfiction about himself, he wanted fanfiction of him and Kurt. And thank goodness that existed in droves.
“Look, Kurt, this one has us in an alternate universe where I’m a bad boy!” Kurt chuckles from the bathroom where he’s doing his nightly skin routine. “Hey, I could be a bad boy!” Kurt just snorts.
Blaine skims the story, humming as he reads. “They must follow Tina’s blog about McKinley. They have the basic framework from your junior year.”
“They’re writing about us in high school?” Kurt asks, his violin-like voice sounding ethereal in the echos of the bathroom. “That’s a little creepy, babe.”
Blaine makes a noise of displeasure in his throat. “Fine, I’ll find another one.”
It’s only a handful of seconds later when Kurt is sticking his head into the bedroom, his hair pulled back in a headband and his face covered in something gold. “They don’t have anything with the kids in it on there, do they?” Blaine suspects Kurt’s trying really hard not to wrinkle his brow in concern underneath his face mask. “I think we should put out a statement not to use the kids in fanfiction.”
Blaine’s already shaking his head. “No, I think we’re fine. There are some that have us with fictional babies – these must have been before Cian – but him and Rosa aren’t in any I don’t think.”
Kurt sighs out in relief, ducking back into the bathroom to finish his face.
Blaine keeps scrolling. “There’s this one where you’re the Avatar and I’m your firebending master!” Blaine says, excited, before immediately deflating. “Oh, but it’s been abandoned for four years.”
“-Hey, would you mind meeting me at 4 instead of 3? A dog just threw up on–”
“We’ve read that one at least five times, Blaine.”
“I like it!” Blaine whines.
Kurt laughs. “Me too, babe, but please keep looking?”
Blaine scrolls. “Rocky Horror au?”
“Already read it.”
Kurt shrugs, looking at Blaine in the mirror as he put away his moisturizers. “It’s from your point of view. You were in Amsterdam doing a Disney thing. I missed you.”
Blaine melts a little, but doesn’t keep himself from grumbling.
Blaine scrolls through a few more pages of fanfics that don’t really catch his interest before turning back to Kurt. “Can we just reread The Sidhe?”
Kurt sighs, coming back into the bedroom, looking clean. “Again?”
Blaine turns his puppy eyes at him. “I like how it’s about us being together in every universe.”
Kurt sighs again but curls himself around Blaine, placing a kiss at the top of his head. “I like that too.”
"Have I told you how much I love you?" - tuckington
Tucker wakes to the crash of thunder and the rattle of the windows. Two seconds later he registers the rain against the panes and the roof. Thunderstorm. Fuck. There aren’t any tiny hands pulling his blanket away, though, so he still has time to get out of bed before Junior wakes up and gets freaked out. Tucker sits up and plants his feet on the floor so fast that Wash probably would have been proud if he were still in bed.
So, I was watching “Little Numbers” trailers on YouTube and I realised that we NEED a new one.
There is soooo much new material. The entire season 5 of Glee, Girls Most Likely, the Already Home video clip, Chris and Darren’s appearances in talk shows, another infinity of other photos and videos from all type of situation… It could be amazing.
What do you think, beautifully talented Klainer artists?? I’m emotional just by thinking about it, I need this to happen.